Personal care products are jam-packed with petrochemicals that can very possibly have serious health effects. These are products that many women and men use on a daily basis. Â It is not that we are using just one product that could be harmful, we are using many different products simultaneously. Â Sadly, it seems, we are human guinea pigs. Â Of the 11 types of products listed in the illustrated photo below, 5 of them have possible hormone disruptors and 3 are linked to cancer. Â Other possible side effects include infertility, rashes, headaches, and irritation of skin, eyes, and lungs, to name just a few. Â It’s also shocking to note that there are 250 chemicals in perfume alone. Â That just does not seem reasonable to me. Â Why must our products be so toxic, not only to us but to those we love? Â The answer is that they don’t needÂ to be, they are made to be that way for one reason only: cost. Â It’s cheaper to use many petrochemicals in these products than to use real, natural ingredients. Â As consumers, we have a choice to make. Â Do we continue to support companies that produce products that not only harm us but also harm our children? Â I don’t think so. Â By using essential oils and essential oil-based personal care products, we don’t have to worry about doing any harm to anyone. Â We can use these products knowing that they are safe and enhance our well being and those around us.
I use the Young Living essential oil blend called Joy every day. Â One day I walked into a very busy business where the woman at the desk is usually grumpy, not mean, just grumpy. Â As I was standing there waiting for her to sort out my concern, she asked “What is that smell?” Â Her coworker mentioned that she was wearing clove but that wasn’t it. Â Eventually, I held out my hand, which still smelled of Joy and asked if this was the smell. Â What I remember most is the way her whole face softened. Â Suddenly, she did not look so grumpy anymore, she even smiled a bit. Â I’m not sure how long it lasted but it was definitely to my benefit, and to hers! Â Essential oils can touch many people in many different ways. Â All without toxic effect.
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Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils. Â You can find more posts at www.younglivinglife.com