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#MotivationMonday – Using Lysol is not “Healthing” it’s Hurting

Sol-U-Guard Botanical Disinfectant | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

Did you know that Lysol is one of the top 12 cancer-causing products according to the National Cancer Prevention Coalition? Lysol is a common product found in many homes and now you see these commercials on TV telling people (moms especially) to “Stop cleaning and start Healthing” implying that by spraying Lysol they will keep their family healthy. In fact, the exact opposite is true! These commercials frustrate me because they make them seem so believable and if you don’t do your own research you have no reason to doubt them.

Disinfectant sprays and wipes contain ingredients like:

  • Denatured Ethanol – if inhaled or ingested causes Central Nervous System depression
  • Alkyl Diethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride – registered pesticide with the EPA
  • Orthophenylphenol (OPP) – a known carcinogen
Dangers of Lysol| Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
Dangers of Lysol| Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

Those are the kind of ingredients I would not want any where near myself, my family, or my pets. I personally don’t use disinfectants hardly ever. Too many people overuse disinfectants, which then, in turn makes them even more sick because the germs grow resistant to the disinfectants. Our bodies were built to defend itself from germs and viruses. Protecting ourselves from germs is important, but not to the extreme that Lysol is promoting it. We do not need to spray everything with disinfectants all the time, and when we do it should not be one loaded with toxic chemicals.

When I do use a disinfectant the only one I feel safe using in my home, around food, my family and my cat, is Melaleuca’s Sol-U-Guard. It’s the only EPA-Approved Botanical Disinfectant proven to kill 99.9% of germs & viruses including E. Coli, Staph, Salmonella, Strep, MRSA, Influenza, Rhinovirus, and even H1N1.  I will spray my counter tops after dealing with chicken or other raw meats, and maybe I will spray door knobs or common areas touched, if someone was in my home that was sick.

Non-Toxic Botanical Disinfectant | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
Non-Toxic Botanical Disinfectant | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

Sol-U-Guard uses the power of Citric Acid & Thyme oil. It even works well at killing bugs lol. Spiders can’t stand the citrus or thyme oil in it. So, it has multiple uses! Yah…safe bug & germ killer!

I talk to a lot of people about getting toxic chemicals out of their homes and Lysol is a big no-no in my book. It’s such a dangerous product.

“150 chemicals found in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders.” – Consumer Protection Agency

Please stop using Lysol and start breathing healthier. Protect your home and your family with a safer alternative. If you would like to chat with me about getting the chemicals out of your home, contact me. I would love to chat with you!

Stay Healthy my Friends!


Carrie A Groff
– Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

“Happiness is Barefoot on the Beach!”

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