What’s in Your Personal Care Products?

  What chemicals should we avoid? Sodium lauryl sulfate. Found in: shampoo, body wash, foundation, face wash, mouthwash and toothpaste. … BHA Triclosan and triclocarban Aminophenol, Diaminobenzene, Phenylenediamine (Coal Tar) Parabens Polyethylene/PEGs Retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinoic acid and retinol Petroleum distillates AND MORE…. What ARE those things? Why do we think we need them in our personal care products? Those chemicals and others cause hormonal imbalance, toxicities, reproductive health problems, and even cancer. Instead of nourishing your skin, these chemicals will disrupt your skin and overall health. Read this. We don’t think much about those things until we or… read more…

Dilution – Learning How to use Essential Oils Topically

  There are 3 ways to use Essential Oils… AROMATICALLY INTERNALLY (doTERRA only – the purity is guaranteed, unlike other essential oil companies) TOPICALLY – and today we will talk about topical use with DILUTION.     DILUTION So what is it? It is a very common term used when talking about applying essential oils TOPICALLY. DILUTION means we add the essential oils to a “carrier oil” and then rub it, roll it or spray it onto our skin. There are LOTS of types of carrier oils. I┬ámostly use fractionated coconut oil. It has a light emollient effect and is… read more…

Learn How to Use It: Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is definitely one of my top favorite essential oils and one of my big go-tos! One of the most beloved of essential oils, Peppermint essential oils comes from a plant that is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. It was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. How can you be sure you are getting a therapeutic grade essential oil of the highest quality? A high menthol content distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health, Peppermint also helps to alleviate stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function. Peppermint… read more…