The Damage We Do to Ourselves

Dr. Devin talks about the 85,000 synthetic chemicals we use daily and how to avoid them. Welcome to Dr. Devin’s Wellness Wednesday Workshop where my goal is to help you maintain or improve your active lifestyle. We will answer these questions today:

  1. How many toxic chemicals does the US ban and how many do they restrict?
  2. The European Union bans how many chemicals?
  3. In an average day, how many toxic chemicals do we put on our skin?
  4. How many toxic chemicals does the “clean” cosmetic company ban vs. what Young Living bans in their cosmetics?
  5. What are some natural alternatives for the products that we use daily?

(Answers below the video 😉)


  1. In the US, the FDA only outright bans 8 synthetic chemicals and restricts 3.
  2. The EU bans 1,328 toxic chemicals.
  3. The average number of toxic chemicals we put on our skin daily:
    1. Women – 515
    2. Men – 85
    3. Teens – 170
  4. The “clean” cosmetic company bans 1,500 synthetic chemicals. Young Living’s Savvy Minerals bans over 2,500 toxic synthetic chemicals.
  5. There is a Young Living Thieves product that can replace most of the synthetic chemicals in your home including:
    1. Hand soap
    2. Cleaner
    3. Laundry detergent
    4. Deodorant
    5. Dish soap
    6. Laundry detergent
    7. Toothpaste
    8. and so much more…


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