I get a lot of questions from clients and on Instagram about my medicine cabinet and if I use traditional over the counter “go-to’s” like Tylenol. Honestly, I try my best to avoid them at all costs. Especially coming out of flu season and hopefully, this pandemic, I wanted to do a post for you guys on non-toxic and natural medicine cabinet essentials.
This way you can reference it, bookmark it, and over time, start to opt for more natural solutions. It’s inevitable we are all going to get sick, we are human. But I would encourage you to reach for these clean options before you race to your local drugstore.
Your Non-toxic & Natural Medicine Cabinet Essentials
Before we dive into the safe swaps, here are a few alarming pieces of information I came across about why you may want to seriously make the switch!
-NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories like Aspirin, Ibuprofen, etc.) have been shown to cause intestinal lesions and bleeding.* (Dr. Axe)
-NSAIDs have also been linked to heart attacks, stroke, cardiovascular death, and gastrointestinal complications.* (Dr. Axe)
-Tylenol, Alka-Seltzer Plus, and Therflu are subject to risk of glutathione depletion, which is a necessary antioxidant that humans make internally. It is necessary for liver function, it stops inflammation, and it is an immune regulator.* (Harvard)
-Sudafed’s active ingredient is also used to make an illegal drug, meth.* (Center4Research)
And these are just a FEW of the reasons why I want to limit exposure to conventional over the counter pharmaceutical brands.
Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s get to the non-toxic and natural medicine cabinet essentials that can help to ease your symptoms in a safer way without long term risks:
Natural D-Hist allergy pill (I take this daily and increase when I feel any sinus infection symptoms.)
Humidifier (I like Canopy!)
Doterra Essential Oils Oregano oil in veggie caps (This acts a natural antibiotic and I take 2-3 drops in a veggie capsule daily when I feel like I am getting sick.)
Genexa Organic (and great kid safe products too!)
Throat Coat tea with honey
Beekeeper’s Naturals Propolis Throat Spray
Dr. Bronner’s Arnica Menthol (in place of Vicks and you can use for sore muscles)
Doterra Essential Oils Deep Blue blend (Mixed into a nontoxic lotion or Doterra’s fractionated coconut oil)
Good Medicine Every Little Thing Balm (in place of Aquaphor which has petroleum)
Doterra Essential Oils DigestZen blend (great for bloat too)
Apple Cider Vinegar (Take one tablespoon mixed with water)
Sakara Sleep Tea (code “XODANIELLE” for 20% off!)
CBD Oil (I like Vitalibis)
What other non-toxic and natural medicine cabinet essentials do you guys use at home? Let me know!
Until next time,
*Research articles linked
Sources: Harvard, Dr. Axe, Center4Researc.org