Oops! Sorry!!

This site doesn't support Internet Explorer. Please use a modern browser like Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

Grow your own fresh, nutrient-rich food, indoors or outdoors, up to 3x Faster with a Vertical Hydroponic Garden.

Essentials of Clean Living


Karen Schriefer

Hi, I'm Karen Schriefer

I believe that everyone can benefit from Clean Living! 

So many of us live our busy lives and don't stop to think about what we're doing to our bodies until it's too late.  

I'm living proof that switching to a cleaner lifestyle can indeed improve and restore your health. 

I hope that this website inspires you to make specific changes to your lifestyle that make a positive difference in your life!

Download my Free CLEAN LIVING Quick-Start Guide

What Does Clean Living Mean?

For the purpose of this website, Clean Living is defined by three key principles:

Clean MIND = Adopting and maintaining a healthy, clean-living mindset

Clean BODY = Being aware of every single thing you put IN, ON, and AROUND your body

Clean HOME = Maintaining a chemical-free home environment

Each of these aspects is as important as the other, and they work together synergistically to ensure that you are living your cleanest, healthiest life possible.

I invite you to continue reading to learn more about how YOU can live a cleaner life!

Why is it Important to Live a Clean Lifestyle?

Dangerous chemicals are hiding all around us-- in our food, our water, our personal care products... even in our cleaning products. And the United States government is knowingly allowing it to happen. 

For example, in 40 other nations, over 1,400 dangerous chemicals are restricted or banned from use in cosmetics; however, in the US, only 11 of those toxic chemicals are restricted or banned. 

Add to that the dozens and dozens of food additives, artificial sweeteners and artificial colors found in food products that are linked to a variety of health issues including, but not limited to, asthma, heart disease, organ damage, and cancer.

Just think about the number of TV commercials advertising lawsuits against companies for producing products that cause cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and even death. 

So, if our government is not going to protect us from ingesting dangerous toxins like formaldehyde, fluoride, synthetic fragrance, aluminum, and petroleum, then we have to take responsibility for our own health and wellbeing by researching and purchasing products that we know are free from these toxic ingredients. 

And that's what Essentials of Clean Living is all about.

The Clean Life

When it comes to living a clean life, there are two guiding questions that can be used to determine which foods, products, etc. you allow in your life:

QUESTION #1: Is it free of chemicals and toxins?

QUESTION #2: Does it benefit my vibrational frequency?

The answer to the first question should be a resounding YES; otherwise, the food or product does not meet the criteria for clean living. If the answer to the second question is also a YES, that means the food or product is not only "clean," it actually benefits your overall health and wellbeing

These two topics are discussed in more detail below.


In order to live a clean lifestyle, you need to make sure that anything that comes into contact with your body (inside and out) is non-toxic; however, this is not always easy to do. Unfortunately, many of the foods we eat, as well as personal care products, and even cleaning products we use on a daily basis are making Americans sick, and most of us are not even aware of it.

Toxins in Everyday Life

Toxins in Body

An excess of toxins in your body can cause great harm to your overall health and wellness.

Toxins can enter the body in three ways: ingestion, inhalation, and absorption. In other words, you get them from what you eat or drink, what you breathe in from your environment, and what comes in direct contact with your body (usually the skin).  

Unfortunately, in today's upside-down world, toxins are all around us, and we have to be proactive in order to avoid putting them in our bodies. 

Take personal care products, for example. Many products on the market today contain harmful substances such as BPA, phthalates, parabens, and other lesser known toxins that are banned in other countries. Using these products can wreak havoc with our reproductive hormones, and cause a variety of other health issues such as asthma, allergies, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and DNA damage.  

Toxins can also be found in many popular processed foods, including breakfast cereals, snack foods, candy, desserts, sodas and sugary fruit juices.

Harmful ingredients such as artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners, as well as hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup can weaken your immune system, potentially leading to chronic illnesses including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer's.

Warning Signs That Your Body is Full of Toxins

The following list contains some of the symptoms you may experience when you have an excess of toxins in your system.

  • Chronic digestive issues

  • Fatigue and/or dark circles under the eyes

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Skin issues such as acne, rosacea, eczema

  • Muscle/joint aches and pains

  • Sleep Issues

  • Cravings /blood sugar imbalances

  • Unpleasant body odor

  • Brain fog

  • Chronic headaches

  • Unusual weight loss or weight gain

  • Warning Signs of Toxins

    Detoxify Your Life

    In order to truly lead a clean lifestyle, you must be willing to make changes and sacrifices in various aspects of your life. Here are some suggested steps to get rid of toxins, as well as links to other pages on this website where you can find more information.


    Every single thing on this earth is made of energy; in fact, each basic element on the atomic chart consists of energy that vibrates at a different rate or frequency. This energy is essential to all living things whether they are human, plant or animal.

    As humans, our bodies are constantly using vibrational energy to think, move, grow, and repair. And the physical environment we expose our bodies to either raises our vibrational frequency or lowers it. 

    Positive Vibrations

    "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."  

    — Nikola Tesla

    When your body is vibrating at a low frequency, you tend to feel tired and uncomfortable, mentally confused, and emotionally unstable.

    On the flip side, when your body is vibrating at a higher frequency, you feel much better - physically, mentally, and emotionally. You have little to no discomfort or pain in your body, you experience more clarity, joy, and peace-of-mind, and your emotions are more stable and easier to deal with.

    In other words, if you want to live a cleaner lifestyle, raising your vibration can help you get there faster.

    Things That Lower Your Vibration

    Whether we realize it or not, many of our daily habits are creating stress in our lives that is lowering our vibrational energy. Being mindful of these "energy traps" can help you avoid these toxic behaviors and raise your vibrational frequency.  

    In addition to toxic chemicals in our food and personal care products, there are several other common culprits that lower our vibrational frequency, including:

  • Chronic stress

  • Lack of movement and exercise

  • Excess amount of mindless activities (TV, social media, internet, etc)

  • Lack of quality sleep

  • Keeping company with low vibrational people

  • How to Raise Your Vibration

    In order to truly lead a clean lifestyle, you must be willing to make changes and sacrifices in various aspects of your life. Here are some suggested steps to get rid of toxins, as well as links to other pages on this website where you can find more information.

    Take the NEXT STEP to Clean Living


      Product FAQ's

      Find answers to common questions about Young Living's products and purchasing guidelines.

      Restore Your Health

      Ready to Restore Your Health?

      Learn more about my Nutritional Healing coaching program and how you can restore your health and vitality naturally and permanently with plant-based whole foods.

      Schedule a Free Clean Living Consultation

      Book a one-on-one Zoom call to learn more about the clean-living products I personally use and recommend.  

    © 2023 Essentials of Clean Living. All Rights Reserved.