Healthy Living

What is Healthy Living? For our Family it means:

Making Healthy Choices and Living a Healthy Lifestyle

such as...
Implementing a Healthy Diet
Taking care of Physical Health
Taking care of Emotional Health
Taking care of Spiritual Health
Spending time outdoors in mother nature
Avoiding as many toxic chemicals as we can

I learned through my health journey that if I wanted to achieve optimal Health and Wellness I needed to focus on all the above points and not only the first 2 (eating healthy and exercising).

Unfortunately, we live in a toxic world full of nasty chemicals which are detrimental to our bodies and can cause serious illness. Most packaged foods and mainstream products at our local supermarkets which we buy and use make a significant impact on our bodies organs and systems and our overall well-being, including our emotional health and our physical health.

When learing how to heal from Crohn's Disease not only did I change my eating habits and diet I also learned how important it was to change my entire lifestyle and reduce my general toxic load. This was a major part of my success in healing. One step at a time I found how to ditch and switch (ditch toxic products and switch to natural non toxic products).

So what is general toxic load anyway? According to Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride in her book, 'Gut and Psychology Syndrome' it is anything toxic we eat, breathe, touch, or put on our skin. Dr Natasha explains the importance of keeping the house as chemical free as possible. She also explains that very important contributors to the general toxic overload in the body are cosmetics, toiletries, perfumes and other personal care products and domestic cleaning chemicals to name a few. The personal care products industry is generally not regulated. More than a thousand carcinogenic and toxic chemicals are widely used in the formulation of shampoos, soaps, toothpaste, cosmetics, perfumes, creams etc. Washing powders and liquids stay in the fabric of our clothes, bedding and towels and also contribute to the toxic overload. The chemicals in the mainstream laundry washing powders, body lotions and gels, perfumes and colognes could very well be a major contributing factor to people with skin irritations. When I first learned about this I was in SHOCK as I couldn't understand how products are allowed on the supermarket shelves when they can be the cause or contributing factor to people's ill health.

On top of this, most spray air fresheners, reed diffusers, scented candles and plug in air fresheners are filling people's homes with loads of toxic chemicals, which are constantly being inhaled and causing harm to the respiratory system.

Dr Cambpell-McBride also states that "the wide use of personal care products is a major contributor to our cancer epidemic. Children, women and men are unknowingly exposing themselves to huge amounts of carcinogenic substances, which they apply to their skin. A good example is breast cancer. Cells removed from a cancerous breast in many cases are full of aluminium - a toxic metal. Where does the aluminium come from? Most probably from deodorants which are absorbed through the skin".

Here is a list quoted directly from Dr Natasha Cambpell Mc-Bride's Book, 'Gut and Psychology Syndrome' which she says are the most common toxic substances to avoid:

  • Talc or talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer. Do not use it, particularly on babies
  • Sodium Lauryl (Laureth) Sulfate (SLS) - a highly toxic detergent that is present in most shampoos, soaps and toothpaste.
  • Fluoride - a terrible poison for every system in the body. Widespread in toothpaste and other dental care products, it is also added to some water supplies. If you are not familiar with its toxiity I would strongly advise you to learn more about it and avoid it like the plague.
  • Titanium dioxide - carcinogenic
  • Triethanolamine (TA) and Diethanolamine (DEA) form carcinogenic nitrosamines..
  • Lanolin, itself is a non-toxic natural substane, is often contaminated with DDT and other carcinogenic pesticides.
  • Dioxanes are inhaled and absorbed through the skin - highly carcinogenic.
  • Saccharin - carcinogenic.
  • Formaldehyde - a toxic and carcinogenic substance.
  • Propylene glycol - carcinogenic.
  • Lead, aluminium and other toxic metals are present in many personal care products, particularly in deoderants and make-up.
  • NOTE: carcinogenic means that it can cause cancer!
When I first learned all of this it was quite overwhelming as piror to learning all of this 'toxic chemical stuff' I saw deodorant as deodorant, toothpaste as toothpaste, shampoo as shampoo, make-up as make-up, house cleaning products as cleaners etc. etc. ....I just didn't know any better!

Back then (when I was very ill) it took me time reading labels and sourcing trustworthy natural products which were safe. It was honestly a headache trying to even work out what natural brands were really natural and what to trust. Over the years I've tried so many different brands and I no longer have to worry about reading labels and sourcing different products from all over the place because I can get almost all of my Health and Wellness products that I want from the one place, and the best part is I don't have to leave my house!

The Natural, non-toxic, chemical free Heatlh and Wellness Natural Products my family and I use now are by the brand Young Living. I can have peace of mind that what we are using on our bodies and around our home are contributing to peaceful, harmonious, uplifting, positive, vibrant health and wellness to our Body, Mind and Soul. Not only are the products safe for babies and kids, they are also safe for pets :)

Take a look at some of our favourite Natural Young Living products below...

Bath, Body and Beauty

Natural Facial Care

Natural Hair Care

Natural Body and Body Care

Natural Kids and Babies Products

Natural Mineral Make-up

Natural Men's Care

NingXia Red

These days everyone has a busy lifestyle and convenince is everything.
We know that one of the first steps toward any health goal
is implementing dense nutrition.....enter NingXia Red.
You are going to Love Ningxia Red!

It's an antioxidant wellness drink which
supports every system of your body.

Cool Azul Sports Gel

Cool Azul is a Natural, nontoxic sports gel and is a perfect choice
before or after physical activity.

It combines Wintergreen and Peppermint Essential Oils
to specifically address the musculoskeletal system.

This sports gel provides relief from minor muscle and joint aches
to arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains.

The active ingredient Methyl salicylate (methyl sal-i-cy-late) found in Wintergreen
helps alleviate pain deep in the muscles and joints
and the natural menthol found in Peppermint provides a cooling effect.

Deep Relief Roll-on

This convenient roll-on relieves muscle soreness and tension,
soothes, sore joints and ligaments,
helps calm stressed nerves, and reduces inflammation.

This powerful blend contains nine essentail oils,
most of which are known for their anti-inflammatory
and pain-relieving charactersistics.

This highly portable roll-on with its no mess application
is easy to carry in your pocket or gym bag,

Ortho Sport Massage Oil

An anti-inflammatory and pain killing complex
of unrefned carrier vegetable oils which are rich in fat soluble nutrients
and essential fatty acids and therapeutic grade essential oils.

Ideal for strained, swollen or torn muscles and ligaments,
it has high phenol content and produces a great warming sensation.

It provides relief for athletes of all levels.

BLM (Bones, Ligaments and Muscles)

BLM capsules supports normal bone and joint health.

This formula combines powerful, natural ingredients, such as type II collagen, MSM, glucosamine sulfate, and manganese citrate, enhanced with anti-inflammatory and painrelieving essential oils of Idaho Balsam Fir, Wintergreen and Clove.

These ingredients support healthy cell function and encourage joint health and fluid movement.

This product is a highly effective arthritis treatment for building bones, ligaments, and muscles.

The exclusive collagen and hyaluronic acid blend strengthens and rebuilds damaged joints and cartilage as it combats arthritis, inflammation and bone pain.

Using a diffuser and Essential oils have improved our Emotional and Physical Health dramatically. When the Young Living therapeutic-grade oils are inhaled odor molecules travel through the nose and affect the brain through a variety of receptor sites, one of which is the lImbic system, which is commonly reffered to as the 'emotional brain' . The limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control stress levels, heart rate, blood presure, breathing, memory and hormone balance. Molecules inhaled through the nose or mouth are also carried to the lungs and interact with the respiratory system. When we get stressed instead of emotional eating or drinking alcohol we open a bottle of essentail oils, take a deep breath in and turn on the diffuser. It honestly works wonders! Try it when you get home from work or when your kids are having a tantrum!

Young Living Natural Products will support you and your health goals, When you purchase any Young Living Products for the first time it will ask you who referred you. If it was us, please use our (TheCocoHut's referral number 11304113). We will be your support team. If you have questions about the products we can help you. We also have a private FB page which you can join once we see you have used our referral number. Elizabeth has some quick, easy tips and videos for making your own DIY personal care items and how to clean your home without toxic chemicals using a super cheap cleaner!


Had osteoarthritis on both knees for years, also had partial knee replacement done on my right knee but still in pain until I was recommended by Elizabeth & Dominic to try BLM and sulfurzyme and now my knees are much better. Still taking it twice a day, very good. Thanks Elizabeth & Dominic for helping me every step of the way!
Annie.C, NSW Australia

I got the sports massage oil as it soothes and relaxes my muscles. When I go to my masseuse I bring it along as I like the nice fresh aroma, is lovely. Thanks Elizabeth for introducing me to this amazing product.
Susan. H, NSW, Australia

The Cool Azul Sports gel is the best ever. It helped me get through a month of yoga bootcamp in India in my Yoga Teacher Training. I love this Sports Gel, it saved me. I also use it on my clients and a little absolutely goes a long way – WIN! A must share and must try.
Rachel. L, NSW Australia

Thanks for your help Elizabeth & Dominic. Since taking the BLM tablets I have a lot more movement and no pain in my knees. Also improved the flexibility in my back muscles.
Colin. C NSW Australia

I'm loving the young living savvy mineral make up range. Especially love the mineral foundation (I've been mixing 2 colours 100 and 101). Also loving the eyeshadows. Thanks Elizabeth for recommending them to me.Angela. L, NSW Australia I have been in the essential rewards program for the past 16 months. All the products that I have tried have been very good quality and definitely good value for money and not only that earning the rewards points is a great bonus to claim free products. This has been great for our large family with five children as it has given me the opportunity to try more products without paying for them and to switch to healthy and chemical free products for my family. I personally have loved everything that I have tried for myself like the bath and shower gel, face washes, face cream and the savvy minerals makeup which I absolutely love. The kidscents and seedlings baby range is what I have been using on all my children and it's really good knowing that I'm using products on their delicate skin that is not harming them. One great thing that I love about the products is that they can be diluted down. The thieves cleaner and hand wash both get a lot of use in our large family so the fact of it being able to be diluted is great value for money compared to the supermarket cleaner and hand wash but the best bonus it's safe and chemical free. I would highly recommend the essential rewards program for anyone that wants to switch to safe and chemical free products. Thanks Liz for helping me every step of the way.
Catherine. C, NSW Australia

I have been using the Thieves Ultra Dentradome toothpaste for 2 years now. When I started using it I was due to have the plaque removed from my teeth by the dentist. I noticed quite quickly that the plaque was disappearing, so I cancelled my appointment. The plaque disappeared with continual use of the toothpaste. I haven't had any plaque buildup since. I also joined the Essential Rewards program when I purchased my premium starter kit. I've been quite impressed by the savings and free products I've been able to recieve during the past 2 years. I highly recommend it. Thanks Elizabeth and Dominic for your continued support and help. My health is getting better.
Pauline. C, NSW Australia