I have spent a great deal of time researching how to remove chemicals out of my life and utilizing natural chemicals to do so. I can choose to either make my own essential oils or I can find the purest and utilize them. Now, do not get me wrong, I am considering making some of my own too. I am currently growing some Lavender and Sage and anxiously waiting until I can make some oils from them. I have bought a book on making essential oils. In the meantime, I have chosen Young Living Essential Oils. They have a Seed to Seal Guarantee like no other which is based upon years of studying abroad and implementing the highest standards. Young Living is one of the few essential oils out there that are safe to consume. If it isn't safe enough to consume why would you want to put it on your skin or inhale it through diffusing?
Ancient cultures found that oils could be extracted and utilized in variety of ways to aid the body and mind. The best reference for this statement is the Bible. the Bible contains over 200 references. Do you remember the most famous - when the three Wisemen brought Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh to the baby Jesus. Did you know that at that time, Gold was the least valuable of the three. Hmmmm, maybe in today's age we have things backwards. Although, I do have to admit, Frankincense is not cheap. At least when you are buying the pure stuff. There are other historical references to oils as well. Did you know that Napoleon is reported to hav enjoyed cologne water made of neroli and others along with many others.
My understanding of oils is that they help aid our bodies and minds with healing and prevention. I am not a doctor, will not make diagnosis or claim that oils are a cure all. But, I will say for me that so far, I have found them to be very helpful.
I look forward to exploring and explaining the different types of uses as noted by Young Living.
The past couple years has taken me on a journey to a cleaner way to Beauty / Living. I started out with a Cleaner Way to Beauty. I wanted to remove as many chemicals as I could from my hair and skin products. Thus, my research began. To me, it is all about a level of clean that each and everyone of us can live with. My level of clean - or what I find acceptable may not be the same as yours. Therefore, I encourage everyone to perform your own research and determine what works for you.
My journey started out as a Cleaner Way to Beauty but it truly has evolved from there to a Cleaner Way to Living. I want to remove as many chemicals - including prescriptions from my life as possible. If you are like me - I have to do it a little bit at a time. I started out with my hair. I wanted to have beautiful tresses without all the junk on it. I have found that products can make the claim "made from all natural ingredients" if they have at least one natural ingredient. Thus, they may still have a lot of other chemicals in them. Therefore, it really is important to look at the ingredients put into products. I have found a website that is a great help in knowing how clean or not clean products are. I utilize EWG.org quite a bit in my research. Additionally, I try to find scientific publications about certain ingredients / chemicals if I cannot find them on EWG.
I have previously conducted some comparisons and posted my findings out in my VIP group. If you are interested in those previous findings or seeing tips on what I use then you can request to join my group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/155188671875422/
I am pleased to announce I was able to get off of one of my medications this week!
Thank-you for taking the time to read and hopefully becoming a follower of "A Cleaner Way to Beauty / Life".