These days more than ever we appreciate the importance of health and wellbeing and place great emphasis on the word ‘natural’. Often the products that we buy in the shops which we think are natural are far from it. The average woman puts 515 synthetic synthetic chemicals on her body every day without knowing and 60 percent of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into our bodies. By continual use of make-up, skin care products and synthetic perfumes, we are just layering toxins on our skin which we absorb and over time, our body can struggle to get rid of these chemicals which can cause things to break down and go wrong and we suffer from health problems.
Doterra Essential oils have only one ingredient, aromatic compounds that are steam distilled or cold pressed from indigenous plants.
Did you know that air fresheners, laundry detergents and fabric softeners are on the list of some of the most dangerous household chemicals? Even burning scented candles releases toxins into the air which we then breathe in. All of these toxins can affect our fertility, hormones, immunity and emotional wellbeing. I heard recently that the average new born baby born now has 253 synthetic chemicals in their umblical cord blood, before they even take their first breath!
If you want to protect yourself from chemical overload, reduce your overall cosmetics usage; switch to natural or organic products and read the labels on your beauty and household products with care.
Essential oils do no harm. In fact they enable our bodies to do what they need to restore health and balance, helping us to become well – they actually increase our Wellbeing.
Its easy and fun to make your own household and beauty products at home with super safe and effective 100% pure Doterra essential oils.
I hope to share with you here and inspire you with some recipes that you can easily make at home, using simple non toxic ingredients and essential oils, the bounty of nature.
Teach the children…. Show them the daisies and the pale hepatica. Teach them the taste of sassafras and wintergreen. The lives of the blue sailors, mallow, sunbursts, the moccasin flowers. And the frisky ones – inkberry, lamb’s quarters, blueberries. And the aromatic ones – rosemary, oregano. Give them peppermint to put in their pockets as they go to school. Give them the fields and the woods and the possibility of the world salvaged from the lords of profit. Stand them in the stream, head them upstream, rejoice as they learn to love this green space they live its sticks and leaves and then the silent, beautiful blossoms.
Mary Oliver – Upstream