Essential Oils For Personal Care

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Using essential oils for DIY personal care items has taken a major spike upward the last few years. All it takes is a quick look at the ingredients in your shampoo, conditioner, lipstick or gloss, lotion, and even in your toothpaste… and it will scare the what-ever out of you. They’re poured on, rubbed in, left to sit, and sometimes soaked onto and into our skin… the largest organ of our body!

In case you haven’t figured it out… the beauty and personal care companies do NOT have your best interest at heart.

There’s a list a mile long of the chemicals used in commercial body care products, and the list of horrible things they can do to our body is several times longer!

Instead of trying to remember all their name, here are just 5 of the really bad ones:

  • Parabens – (e.g., ethylparaben) and can indicate hormone disrupting effects linked with cancer and a shift in natural puberty patterns, among other issues.
  • Phthalates – used pervasively in body care ingredients and packaging, phthalates are a concern for allergies, asthma, reproductive health, and more.
  • Formaldehyde – used as a preservative but is a known carcinogen and neurotoxin.
  • Triclosan – an antibacterial staple, which can affect the liver and thyroid, among other concerns.
  • “Fragrance” – a catch-all term that can hide dangerous toxins.

There are so many recipes for making your own personal care items… why not give them a try. In addition… think of all the money you’ll save by making your own stuff.

Don’t believe me?

Take a quick glance in your make-up drawer… and just take a guess on how much money you spent to buy all that stuff… that for the most part, you never use.

Next Article – Top 10 Essential Oils: Lavender

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