Saturday, June 21, 2014

Know Your Ingredients: Essential Oils

Let's talk fragrance for a little bit. 

Do you know the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils? Fragrance oils are a mix of elements - some natural, some synthetic - to produce a scent. I'll post more on this at a later date. 

Essential oils are concentrated liquids derived from aroma compounds from plants. Basically, it's an oil by-product of the plant itself. Did you know it takes an average of one pound of plant life to produce one DROP of essential oil?

Once you realize this you begin to understand just how potent these oils are, and realize that careless use of them can be dangerous. The link below will take you to a a site that I feel gives really good info on why many popular essential oil blends may not be as healthy for you as you might think. One of my really big concerns is the trend towards taking these oils internally. Read for yourself and make your own decisions!

About Multi-marketing Brands of Essential Oils

I feel it's very important to understand the products or ingredients you use on yourself, of in products for others. In upcoming days, I'm going to post a little bit about various essential oils and their uses.

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