Tag Archives: Essential Oils

Things to know before you spray perfume on your body

Have you walked behind someone and inhaled a massive stench of sickly perfume or been on the bus when some idiotic teen is spraying lynx all over themselves? It’s gross right, especially if you don’t wear it yourself, it catches the back of your throat, irritates your breathing and feels claustrophobic.

Well not only is it offensive to your nose, it’s also really bad for your body.

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According to a new report released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), commissioned by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, seventeen name brand perfume products were found to contain a “complex cocktail of natural essences and synthetic chemicals – often petrochemicals,” including diethyl phthalate, a chemical linked to sperm damage in adult men and abnormal development of reproductive organs in baby boys. Lab results revealed an average of 14 chemicals secretly lurk in common fragrances; some of which have been linked to hormone disruption and allergic reactions while others have not even been assessed for safety in personal care products.

Chemicals from perfumes, cosmetics, and personal care products are absorbed through the skin and inhaled with applied or sprayed. This pollution begins in the womb: a 2009 EWG study found synthetic musk chemicals Galaxolide and Tonalide in the umbilical cord blood of newborn infants.

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Essential oils for hormone balancing

Hormone balancing is a ‘hot’ topic for women at the moment and myself as I reach 40, hot flushes, night sweats and breakouts abound! so whilst I know some things about how to help I needed to learn more, in this months natural Living Magazine there is an article on hormone hacks

And on Wellness Mama there is this brilliant guide to essential oils for PMT:

Essential oils can be very powerful and effective when used correctly, but because of their power they also carry their share of risks. Check with a qualified health practitioner before using essential oils or any other remedy, especially if you are pregnant or have a health condition.

box-06y_sWhat is PMS?

Premenstrual Syndrome, or PMS, is a name that refers to a combination of symptoms that women can suffer from in the week before menstruation. It is estimated by The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that nearly 85% of women suffer from some PMS symptoms. (1) These symptoms can include:

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Clean your home with essential oils

The average household contains anywhere from 3 to 25 gallons of toxic materials, that is the equivalent to a 24″ x 12″ x 20″ fish tank full of chemicals around your home, most of which are in the branded cleaners you buy each week from the supermarket. Add this to the air we breathe that’s filled with fumes from petrochemical solvents which are added to cleaners to dissolve dirt and in air fresheners and this makes a deadly mix of daily intoxication in our own homes which can lead to disease.

For a healther alternative try essential oils. Not only are they kinder to you and your environment but they smell amazing too.

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Natural cleaners and essential oils around the home

Essential oils are amazing and have many uses, we love them because they are natural and smell divine. Not only are they good for your health, mind and well being but they are also useful around the home.

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