Welcome to My Health and Wellness Corner.  This is your little  corner of the internet that, in time, hopefully you will call “My Health and Wellness Corner” with confidence.

My Health and Wellness Corner empowers you to lessen your toxic load, that is the toxins to which you are exposed every day, by teaching you how to make your own personal care and home cleaning products.  Ingredients used are vegan and organic and include shea butter, candelilla wax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, jojoba wax, and essential oils.  There is a very strong emphasis on essential oil safety.

What is Toxic Load?

“Toxic Load” is the term used to indicate a build-up of toxins or synthetic chemicals in the body.  Our bodies are exposed to toxins every day through:

  • cleaning products
  • personal care products
  • polluted air
  • sprayed foods
  • water

We all experience toxic load to some degree or other, even those of us who eat “clean” and “real” food, exercise, meditate, and use “natural” products for personal care and cleaning products.

Exposure to such environmental toxins and chemicals can cause toxic overload. Toxins are processed through the liver and kidneys, which eliminate them in the form of seat, urine and feces.  A lot of these chemicals are not tested in health and safety studies.  Toxic overload stresses your body and interferes with fundamental organ and gland functions and, ultimately, the ability of the liver and kidneys to rid the body of these toxins is greatly reduced.  Unprocessed toxins build up in our bodies and generate free radicals, which do all sorts of damage, some of which is irreversible.

We cannot control the external sources of toxins, such as air pollution, noise pollution, what other people use to clean their houses or use as “air cleaners”, but we can control the toxins that we put onto our bodies in the form of  food, personal care products (hand sanitizers, face cream, body lotion, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, etc.), and house care products (laundry soap, dish soap, dryer sheets, window cleaners, general cleaners, etc.).

So … How Can We Help?

My Health and Wellness Corner holds one- and three-hour workshops weekly and one- and two-day workshops every three months or so to teach you how to make your own personal care products such as:

  • massage oil
  • aromatherapy inhaler
  • shampoo
  • body wash
  • hand sanitizer
  • foaming soap
  • body butter
  • lip balm
  • deodorant
  • toothpaste


My Health and Wellness Corner believes that everyone who uses essential oils has a responsibility to share the safe usage of essential oils.  There are a growing number of companies who teach that their oils are safe for ingestion and that every oil is safe — as long as they are “pure” and “natural”.  It is because they are “pure” and “natural” that they must be treated with respect.

As you begin (or, perhaps, continue) this exciting journey toward health and wellness, you will learn new habits that will become easier over time. You will learn how to lessen the toxic load on your body and, ultimately, feel better.

Congratulations to taking this first step towards making a commitment to yourself and your family on this journey toward health and wellness.