6 Things To Look For When Purchasing Essential Oils

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anatole believes essential oils are a primary tool in maintaining good health and improving one’s wellness lifestyle. But, what are you supposed to buy? How do you know what is a good essential oil? This blog/website is here to answer these questions and more!

These days essential oils are all over the market! Look at almost any general retail operation, and you will find essential oils. But, not all essential oils are made alike. Did you know that a bottle of essential oil only has to have 5% essential oil in it to be labeled “Pure.” And that doesn’t mean you are getting the essential oil you believe you are paying for!

Here are just a few simple, but key, guidelines to follow when purchasing an essential oil:

  • Look for Therapeutic grade – This means it meets a much higher quality and purity standard.
    • The best you can purchase is CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade).
  • If all the oils are the same price from a resource, there is a problem.
  • If the oils are cheap there is a problem. Citrus oils are the least expensive and are $13-$15 retail, most other oils are in the $25-$40 retail price range for a 15ML bottle. They then go up from there in price. Please note that a bottle of essential oil used daily may last you months! They are a value.
  • The ingredients should be on the bottle label.
  • The Latin name for the plant should be on the bottle label. Different species of the same plant can produce oils with dramatically different properties.
  • There should be an expiration date on the oil bottle, although oils can last for many, many years!

This is just the first of many to come, overview articles on how to choose, work with, and enjoy essential oils 🙂

As someone who works with essential oils and loves sharing wellness information concerning the oils, I am happy to provide a free wellness consultation to anyone who would like to request one. You can contact me on the appropriate page of this blog site.

Women and Household Cleaners

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Women and Household Cleaners

 About this study: The European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS III) has been tracking a large portion of 6235 women and men with a beginning age average of 34, at 22 health centers in multiple countries over 20 years. Participants were quizzed about their use of both spray and liquid home cleaning products and had their lung capacity tested regularly.

The results were compiled and analyzed by a top team of 28 international researchers from 9 countries. This compilation was led by scientists at the University of Bergen, Norway. The results were published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. thoracic.org/about/newsroom/press-releases/resource/women-cleaners-lung-function.pdf

Here is a synopsis of the findings.

  1. Weekly use of commercial home cleaning products is as damaging to the lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.
  2. Women are affected more than men. Men appear to be able to endure greater exposure to environmental pollutants before experiencing a similar drop in lung capacity.
  3. Cleaning at home is just as harmful as being an occupational cleaner, if not more so.
  4. Liquid cleaners are just as harmful as sprays.
  5. Ammonia, chlorine bleach, quaternary disinfecting compounds and other dangerous chemicals appear to be the primary culprits.
  6. Women who regularly use cleaning products have increased rates of asthma.
  7. The damage is cumulative over time.

What you can do:

Eliminate your home of all cleaning products that contain ammonia, quaternary disinfectants, chlorine bleach, or any other questionable substances. Nearly all home cleaning products use these substances.

You can make your own home cleaning products simply, safely, and economically. It only takes a few minutes to make safe floor cleaners, bathroom cleaners, and all other cleaners for your home.

As someone who works with essential oils and loves sharing wellness information concerning the oils, I am happy to provide a free wellness consultation to anyone who would like to request one. You can contact me on the appropriate page of this blog site.

 

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After you explore the pages, if you have more personal interest in essential oils, I will be happy to provide you a free wellness consultation as it pertains to essential oils. As someone who works with essential oils and loves sharing wellness information concerning the oils, I am happy to provide a free wellness consultation to anyone who would like to request one. You can contact me on the appropriate page of this blog site.