To learn more check out this Blog Post.
There are several ways to take oils internally; you can cook with the oils, take them in beverages, or put them in a veggie capsule to swallow. Using oils internally is a method that is best used only when you have a specific area of concern that can only be met by ingesting the essential oil. Keep in mind that you only need a drop or two at a time to reap the benefits of the oil.
To learn more check out this Blog Post.
This is a great example of how essential oils can not only be safer, but they can actually pass through cell membranes. Since our body is made up of fat, they absorb very quickly. Water based products can no do that.
More proven science that essential oils are a great, natural alternative for all of us.
Essential Oils and Pets
Yes! Essential Oils work great on your pets, too.
Here are some great ideas for starting.
Also check out these DIY's:
Pet Calming Spray
Itch Relief for Pets
Spray for Anxious Dogs
And you can even make pet shampoo. Shoot me a message for the recipe.
Do you have a skin issue?
Check out this Skin Care Handout that can help you find a natural solution.
Essential Oils and Pregnancy
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.
Nutrition and Supplements
Download this Nutrition and Supplement Handout and refer to it as needed.
Chemicals in Perfumes
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.
Oils for a Better Nights Sleep
doTERRA's Top 10 Oils
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?
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