Public Service Announcement - Know your oils and sources!!
Read your labels - carefully! Be your own advocate and a smart consumer!

Some things to consider when choosing essential oils:

👉 If your label says "Do not ingest" "Do not use on skin" "Flammable" ask yourself why
  • Sometimes there's a good reason for such warnings - like wintergreen oil
  • However last time I checked I can eat peppermint and lemons, I use them for cooking and tea all the time
    • The oils I use are made so that if the plant it edible then so is the oil
  • You can't expect therapeutic results from air freshener
👉 Can you visit the company's farm or distillery? 
  • Why not? 
  • The oils I use I can visit the farms and the distilleries anywhere in the world
🌿 Oils come in different grades and quality. For example oils like frankincense are made using a process similar to maple syrup and you know maple syrup comes in different grades. Then there's something called "pancake syrup" that's just corn syrup, flavor and color. Essential oils are just like this - different qualities. 

🌿 There's a difference between produce fresh from the farmers market or an organic grocery vs standard stores and discount stores. Don't get me wrong, I shop discount groceries for some things but I also shop farmers markets and organic grocery for other things. 

Be a smart consumer - it's your body and you get to choose what you put into it. Personally I want to make sure what I consume and put on my skin isn't going to harm me. I want to make sure it's actually going to make me well and not cause long term damage and health issues. 

Our skin is our largest organ and what we put on our skin soaks through the layers and into the capillaries and therefore into our entire bodies. So we could be doing all the things to keep ourselves healthy but if we're slathering toxins on our skin we're working against our health and really sabotaging our own efforts.

Why does all of this matter? Endocrine disruption - "increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones."

Cheap doesn't equal quality - I expect to pay more for fresh, organic, nonGMO food I eat over conventional fresh, frozen or canned. The same is true of essential oils. 

It's your body, your hormones, your health and that of your family as stake so be a smart consumer!

If you want help sourcing high quality essential oils and DIY supplies contact me and I'd be happy to help 💛

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