Check out this Skin Care Handout that can help you find a natural solution.
Do you have a skin issue?
Check out this Skin Care Handout that can help you find a natural solution.
Can you use essential oils while you are pregnant?
The answer is yes.
Just make sure you inform your doctor and use all the correct protocols.
Check out these 2 videos.
One is from Dr. Hill assuring us it's safe.
The other is from Lauren Busch with the What, When and How.
And here's a great file that has some great references for loving oils during your pregnancy.
Download this Nutrition and Supplement Handout and refer to it as needed.
Over 1,400 chemicals are used in today's fragrances. According to a 1991 study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 95 percent of these chemicals are derived from petroleum and some are potentially hazardous. It is so important that we look for natural ingredients. Scenting products with organic essential oils is the safest method.
Here is a list of some of the top known chemical ingredients used in popular fragrances and the research about their toxic effects:
Styrene: National Toxicology Program and the National Academy of Science declared styrene to be an anticipated human carcinogen in 2011.
Phthalates: Studies found that phthalates are endocrine disruptors that can decrease IQ by 6 points in children whose mothers were exposed to them during pregnancy. The use of phthalates have also been linked to sperm damage in studies. Also, phthalates are also considered “obesogens” which means they can suppress the metabolism and contribute to obesity.
Musk ketone: A skin irritant and hormone disruptor.
Benzaldehyde: A known narcotic and lung and eye irritant. It causes nausea, abdominal pain, and kidney damage.
Benzyl Acetate: Known carcinogen, which causes eye and lung irritation as well as coughing.
Benzyl Alcohol: Irritating to the upper respiratory tract. Causes headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drop in blood pressure, CNS depression, and death in severe cases due to respiratory failure.
Camphor: Can cause dizziness, confusion, nausea, muscle twitching, convulsions.
Ethanol: On EPA Hazardous Waste list. Can cause fatigue, irritate the eyes and upper respiratory tract even in low concentrations. Inhalation of ethanol vapors can have effects similar to those characteristic of ingestion. Causes CNS disorder.
Ethyl acetate: Can cause eye and respiratory irritation.
Limonene: Known carcinogenic.
Linalool: Can cause respiratory disturbances in animal studies, depression, and central nervous system disorders.
Methylene chloride: This substance has actually been banned by the FDA due to severe toxic effects; however, the ban is not enforced as it still may be found in labels listing “fragrance”.
Acetone: On EPA, RCRA, CERCLA Hazardous Waste lists. Inhalation can cause dryness of the mouth and throat; dizziness, nausea, incoordination, slurred speech, drowsiness, and, in severe exposures, coma. Acts primarily as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant.
So don't hesitate in ridding your cabinet from all those chemicals. There are so many fragrances to choose from. Contact me today if you need assistance in finding the right scent for you.
Just a little reminder of the top 10 oils that everyone should have in their home. Here's a great image with some suggestions, too. What's your favorite?
Our emotional health can directly influence how the rest of our body feels and functions. When we are in emotional distress, it lowers our overall quality of life and how we feel day-to-day. Emotional health affects how we make decisions, how we interact with others, and how we respond to events that happen in life. Things like stress, anxious feelings, changes in the weather, and a host of troubling (yet common) emotions can negatively influence our mood. Some studies have even shown a negative correlation between the use of smartphones and mental health. No matter what is distressing us, it is important to find tools and coping methods to help counteract negative emotions—otherwise it can seriously impact our quality of life.
Among many resources, we can use essential oils for emotional health by creating a sense of calmness and well being, or producing an uplifting environment. Every essential oil has its own unique chemical profile, but most oils can be categorized as having either uplifting or calming properties.
10 best essential oils for emotional health
When you’re ready to use essential oils for emotional health, there are a few ways to effectively experience the potency and power they have to offer. When you find the oil you want to use, try any of these application methods:
Remember, essential oils work differently for everyone. Because each oil has such a complex chemical makeup, and because aromas interact with the part of our brain that stores our personal memories and experiences, no two people will experience one essential oil in the same exact way. It is important to remember that an oil that is comforting or uplifting for someone else might not have the same effect on you.
Discover your favorite oils. Try smelling a few oils with your eyes closed to see which ones you really like. By taking in the aroma of the oil, it is easier to discover what really helps you.
Incorporate oils into your personal routine. To utilize the calming, uplifting, grounding, energizing, or comforting effects of essential oils for emotional health, try incorporating your favorite oils into your everyday activities. Essential oils can be used during yoga, as part of your skincare routine, diffused in the car, and nearly any other part of your day you can think of.
Be consistent. Rather than using essential oils sporadically when you want to alter your mood, try using small amounts on a more regular basis. Some people complain that they don’t experience the benefits of essential oils for emotional health, but a one-time application isn’t always a guarantee of a mood change.
Practice other healthy habits. As mentioned, essential oils are just one resource for promoting good emotional health. By adopting other healthy habits in conjunction with essential oil use, you can help to promote better emotional health overall. Things like quality sleep, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and getting time outside in the sun are an important part of feeling emotionally healthy.
Seek extra help. When your quest for an emotionally-balanced life becomes overwhelming, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Reaching out to friends and family and seeking professional help can provide you with extra help on your journey to good emotional health.
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Winter is settling in. A warm, crackling fire, with loved ones gathered for a cozy night of talking and laughing. Along with holiday joy, quiet evenings, and plenty of blankets, winter also brings the usual challenge of how to stay healthy through the season.
If you’re looking for a starting lineup of essential oils to keep you feeling strong all season, look no further. Between Adaptiv®, Air-X™, dōTERRA Breathe® Touch, Copaiba, Northern Escape, dōTERRA On Guard®, Oregano, Peppermint, Siberian Fir, and Ylang Ylang, you’re off to an incredible start.
In the downloadable file below, you’ll learn the what, where, when, why, and how of each one of these amazing products. Plus, you get some helpful DIY ideas and quick tips. As you put these essential oils and blends to work, you’ll find a unique winter care routine that supports and nurtures your health and your family’s.
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