~~~What is Aromatherapy & Essential Oils?
Aromatherapy is the use of Essential oils for improving and maintaining Health & Beauty…
The use of essential oils for prevention and healing of common ailments is also sometimes, referred to as "essential oil therapy", as well as, “aromatology".
JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING SMELLS GOOD DOES NOT MAKE IT AROMATHERAPY!
Although odors can influence the state of mind and promote a sense of physical well being- the aroma itself of certain things is not what contains the therapeutic properties. It is the chemical components of the essential oils that does the healing. If it is not an essential oil, its NOT aromatherapy.
ESSENTIAL OILS ARE NOT ACTUALLY "OILS"
Essential oils do not have the characteristics that other oils do- they are not used as lubricants and do not have a greasy feel. Pure essential oils are volatile, which means they evaporate at room temperature and do not leave an oily trace like other oils. What technically makes it an oil, is that it is insoluble in water, meaning it does not dissolve in water.
HOW DO ESSENTIAL OILS WORK?
Essential oils penetrate our skin and absorb into the bloodstream. The molecular structure of essential oils contain the properties that help them "go where they need to go" within our bodies. They are physically healing to our bodies.
Essential oils also affect us mentally and spiritually, therefore, uniting our mind, body and soul creating a holistic healing experience.
AROMATHERAPY CAN EMPOWER ANYONE TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR HEALTH!
What many people don't know is that in 1937, when aromatherapy was first coined, there was no division between medicine and aromatherapy.
Many aromatherapy books and essential oils are readily available for people to start taking control of their health and empower themselves through education and prevention.
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Body Care Ingredients to Avoid
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My FAVORITE INGREDIENT Of all Time:
This is how it usually goes at my house...
Copal: "Mom, my leg is itchy, where's the shea butter??"
And I always get a big smile on my face when he asks me for this! : )
Whether its been a spider bite or minor eczema, it has always worked!
...and for diaper rashes or heat rashes, I have NEVER used anything else!
All we do is wash the area that is itchy or rashy and
Raw Lavender Shea Butter
Pachamama Salve on it....
and itll be gone before the day is over!
Kids don't usually ask: "Mom, my elbow has a rash, where's the alcohol??"
What is Raw Lavender Shea Butter???
This all purpose moisturizer has just
4 very simple but POWERFUL ingredients!
For use as:
-AND almost every skin problem from rashes to mosquito bites!
Raw Shea Butter:
Evens skin tone & returns luster to skin.
Absorbs quickly without leaving greasy residue like petroleum, beeswax or mineral oil based products.
Shea Butter doesn't clog pores.
Revitalizes, softens & maintains skin moisture.
Naturally rich in vitamins A & E which are some essential vitamins needed for good skin balance.
Shea Butter penetrates deep into skin to help restore elasticity.
Shea Butter benefits your skin by keeping it clear & smooth.
Shea butter benefits include soothing skin irritations, like bug bites, itchiness, sunburns and eczema.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil:
Extra virgin coconut oil heals and protect the skin from the inside out.
Coconut oil has antioxidants that combat signs of aging and is anti-mocrobial and anti-bacterial.
The oil has a relatively small molecular structure that is easily absorbed into the skin.
Coconut oil has a rich, tropical scent and smooth, silky texture and is soothing, healing and nourishing for face and body.
Lavender Essential Oil:
Benefit - Mind:
Lavender is balancing, calming, cooling, relaxing, and soothing.
It dispels anger, tension, stress, depression, aggression, panic, hysteria, hypersensitivity, and hyperactivity.
Lavender also helps to quiet the mind for sleep.
Therapeutic Benefit - Body:
Lavender is analgesic, antibiotic, antibacterial, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and a bactericide.
It is highly recommended for burns, blisters, sores, scars, acne, eczema, and wounds because it promotes new cell growth.
Lavender relieves itching, sunburn, indigestion, animal bites, and insect bites.
It is a sedative to the heart that lowers high blood pressure and palpitations.
Lavender balances the central nervous system.
Lavender is effective for relaxation during childbirth.
Therapeutic Benefit - Spirit:
Lavender balances the chakras.
It is used to stimulate the consciousness and bring happiness and inspiration.
Lavender is used in protection, anointing, divination, consecration, healing, casting out, and purification ceremonies.
Color Energy: Purple – Relaxing
Vitamin E as a preservative.... thats it!!!!
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IMPORTANT: Do You Ever Read the Ingredient Labels on Body Care Products???
Body Care Ingredients to AVOID:
Here is some information that will empower you and bring you closer to who you are meant to be. We've gotten used to hearing people say "read the labels" but when we look at the lables, we have no idea what we are reading! So we purchase these products anyway because we assume that the FDA is watching our back and because T.V. commercials say they're good, or because we have a coupon for it. Who has time to do their research and inspect every single ingredient in a product, right? It will take some time to learn what ingredients to avoid in your body care products but here is a good place to start... keep reading...
I've created a list of common ingredients found in body care products that should be avoided.
These ingredients are in almost every "mainstream" soap and lotion out there. Its difficult to find products without these ingredients, but they do exist!
These ingredients are not labeled as "harmful" by the FDA because you don't see the damage when they are first applied. (and because the FDA is probably paid off by the industries who make them, but that's another story!) The reason these ingredients are harmful is because our skin is an organ, and everything we apply on ourselves gets absorbed through the blood stream and the damage is done very slowly. As these toxic chemicals get accumulated in our body, over time, our body starts rejecting these chemicals in the form of acne, allergies, skin rashes and other illnesses we think are "normal".
Here are some of these ingredients:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate-
Scientists use this chemical to irritate and pierce through the skin of cell walls. It is a mild irritant but is definitely an irritant, especially on sensitive skin. Over time, these so called moisturizers, strip your skin of its natural moisturizing oils, which lead you to continue purchasing these "moisturizers". Genius!
Urea or DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea and Imidazolidinyl Urea-
It is a natural ingredient that is manufactured in the liver of mammals which is urine.
The synthetic version of urea is derived from salt which can be drying to the skin. This ingredient only relieves the symptoms of dry skin or a rash- but does not get rid of the cause, so the problem never goes away.
Cetyl Alcohol and Lanolin Alcohol-
These claim to be moisturizing, but again, only gets rid of symptoms temporarily but not the root of the problem. Over time, they dry out the skin by stripping your skin of its natural oils.
Synthetic Fragrance or anything called fragrance-
The only real true and natural fragrances are extracts from trees, plants or flowers or essential oils, also derived from trees, plants or flowers. Anything else called "fragrance" has been created in a laboratory with chemicals. Extracts and essential oils are the only safe and natural way to scent body care products. There are non-toxic frangrances out there, but will usually not mention how it is made, or what ingredients are used.
Here is a list of a few more ingredients to AVOID:
methylbenzene or phenylmethane
Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA), Monoethanolamine (MEA)
Hope this was helpful! Check out the ingredient labels on the back of your body care products. Unfortunately, you will find 2 or more of these ingredients in them, (unless you've already educated yourself on this). By educating ourselves on using safe body care products and avoid purchasing the ones with harmful ingredients, big businesses will start noticing and will hopefully stop creating products with these ingredients. Until then, read the labels, visit your local farmers market and support independent shops and retailers who support and carry safe and natural products!
By being aware of this, you are now empowered...
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