Sabina M DeVita became interested in environmental issues in the 1980s because of her own environmental sensitivities or multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), from which she suffered fatigue, brain fog, and depression.
In recovering her health, Sabina M DeVita looked to natural methods, becoming aware of the toxins and pollutants that exist in our world. She wrote the book Vibrational Cleaning to help readers learn how to clean their spaces with plant-based toxin-free products, raise the frequencies of these spaces for “well-being, happiness and peace – stimulating longevity, harmony, and calmness,” and to “increase their intuitive abilities and more by stimulating your third eye – pineal gland all while cleaning.”
Sabina M DeVita begins the book talking about the toxic load that exists today and its impact on our health and well-being. She includes information about the most common chemicals, such as dioxin, triclosan, and propylene glycol. The key, while reading this is not to be bogged down by fear and resignation. This information, with all the hard-to-pronounce names and the plethora of effects, can be overwhelming for most people, especially anyone seeing it for the first time.
Some easy takeaways – read labels, skip plastics and products labeled “antibacterial” or “antimicrobial” or list known endocrine disrupting chemicals as ingredients, use the Environmental Working Group database to check out the products you wish to buy, and of course Sabina M DeVita‘s whole driving point – use essential oils instead. Unless you live completely off-grid, avoidance of chemicals is probably unlikely. What we can do is to shrink the chemical load and lower our exposure by eliminating where we can – household cleaning products, personal care products, and cosmetics.
What Sabina M DeVita advocates is the use of essential oils in both cleaning and energizing working and living spaces. Sabina M DeVita‘s preferred brand is Young Living and speaks specifically to their proprietary essential oils blends, such as Thieves, which contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. Even if you prefer not to use Young Living products, this book is very informative and helpful.
People new to essential oils can read up on the history of essential oils, how they work, how to use them, and why they are preferable to conventional store-bought products, including those marketed and labeled as green and eco-friendly. Government regulations vary worldwide and too often the full ingredient list is not legally required to be disclosed, which allows chemicals to stay hidden from the public.
Essential Oils in the Ancient World + Today
The use of essential oils is by no means a modern invention. Dating back to 4500 BC, they may be our first medicine, with references in ancient Chinese manuscripts and Egyptian hieroglyphics. According to Vibrational Cleaning, 350 litres of still-bio-active essential oils were found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb. Frankincense, Myrrh, and Spikenard are among the oils that are named in the Bible. What many people may not be aware of is that essential oils are being used nowadays in major hospitals and healthcare centres in the United States (p86-88).
Essential Oil on Mold + Electromagnetic pollution
I was very pleased to see Sabina M DeVita speaking about mold and electromagnetic pollution. Mold is now believed to be linked to a host of health challenges, including depression, asthma, vision problems, and even cancer. The problem with mold is that it is often unseen and hidden. Many people believe bleach is a sufficient remover but Sabina M DeVita has included the findings by environmental engineer Dr Edward Close who has said that bleach does not eliminate airborne spores and cleaning only creates additional health issues by stirring up the spores, which then become airborne.
Another unseen danger is electromagnetic pollution. Manmade electromagnetic fields are created by technology – mobile phones, cell towers, etc. Perhaps because technology gives us such convenience and EMF is invisible, many people are not taking this into consideration, despite the studies. So for many, the jury is still out but perhaps it is a good idea for children not to be using mobile devices.
Pineal Gland, Fluoride + Essential Oils
In the book, Sabina M DeVita also writes about the “third eye” or the pineal gland. Located in the centre of the brain, this organ is either little understood or misunderstood but is talked about extensively in esoteric, yogic, and other ancient works. She includes some very interesting information from Greek physician Herophilus, French philosopher-mathematician René Descartes, Paramahansa Yogananda, Dr Rick Strassman (author of DMT, The Spirit Molecule), and Taoist master Mantak Chia. Called the “principal seat of the soul”, “gateway to our real self” and the “Oracle of Light”, the pineal gland, our magnetic organ, produces the super-important melatonin and connects us to the unknown. Many believe it is where the spirit comes into and leaves the physical body.
The Pineal Gland commonly calcifies as we age. Chemicals such as fluoride in our drinking water, electromagnetic pollution, GMO foods, pesticides, stress, and drugs are some of the toxins clouding our pineal and pituitary glands. This impacts our learning abilities, memory, creativity, intuition, and ageing. Some essential oils Sabina M DeVita suggests for the pineal gland include Cedarwood, Lemon, Orange, Sandalwood, and Sacred Frankincese. “Our sense of smell is our direct route to the pineal and to the other glands in the brain. Through aroma, essential oils have a direct pathway to the pineal gland – which can assist in decalcification and activation.” (p145). Boosting the diet with antioxidant-rich foods and herbs (e.g. wolf berries, parsley, bananas, coconut oil, and hemp seeds), meditation, and calming your mind with relaxing music are some other suggestions.
Vibrational Cleaning by Sabina M DeVita is full of information, for those wanting to use more natural and toxin-free products to keep their spaces clean and vibrationally high, for those wanting to reach a new level of well-being, for those looking to activate their pineal glands, and for those seeking a more spiritual dimension. Her index includes suggested uses of various Young Living essential oils and you can find “recipes” for household cleaning products such as scouring powder made from baking soda and essential oils or using Peppermint, Oregano, or Cinnamon essential oil to purify water or using 25 drops of Eucalyptus oil to washings to kill off dust mites. Even if you are not using Young Living, these recipes are super useful. This book is a great reference for every family.
(If you are interested in Young Living, you can find more information in the book Vibrational Cleaning and at www.YoungLiving.com. If you wish to become a member and enjoy better prices, you will need a sponsor ID. If you like, you can use Jupiter Circles – 1256965. I myself started using Thieves while living in Hong Kong because of respiratory distress and continue to use Thieves for my home and work space.)