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Essential oils…Essentially the right choice!

Here’s some info about essential oils, why you choose them, and to let you know, that you should NOT use synthetics or “fragrance”, which can hide a long list of toxic chemicals.

Essential oils are concentrated liquids that contain the strong aroma compounds of various plants. They are typically extracted from the plant through distillation and give a highly fragrant scent if their pure form. They are taken from various parts of the plant, including flower petals, leaves, twigs, bark or skin of a fruit from the plant. The process of extraction can be a lengthy one and has to be done properly to maintain the integrity of the oil. While some cheaper or synthetic versions may be available, they do not have the same properties as the pure and natural essential oils.

Essential oils are widely used to naturally add scent to cosmetics, soaps, cleaners, etc. Depending on the scent and the plant that they come from, different oils are used to serve different purposes. Each oil features its own distinct qualities and aromas, and frequently used in conjunction with others to create a specific result, such as soothing anxiety and stress, easing nausea, or relieving headaches. For instance, lavender and chamomile essential oils can be used in baby care products to provide a natural calming effect.
While they can be most costly as an ingredient, it takes very few drops of an essential oil to create a positive effect on any formulation and provides a great alternative to using fragrance oils and perfumes.  At ForeverGreen, we are proud to say that we only use pure essential oils in all of our products.
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Soapberries(Soap Nuts), a natural laundry detergent & more!

The soap berry is a traditional, all natural cleaning product that literally grows on trees. Loaded with a natural detergent called saponin, the soap berry is a fantastic all natural way to clean your clothes. Put a few of the dried berries into the cotton wash sack provided and toss it into your washing machine. The soap berry is low-sudsing, which makes it ideal for HE machines. Non-toxic and 100% biodegradable.Soapberries (or Soap Nuts) have been used as a natural detergent for centuries. Soapberries come from the fruit of the trees of the Sapindus genus, from the family Sapindacea. There are around a dozen species; native to India, China, Southern Asia, parts of north and central America. The one most widely used for its detergent attributes is Sapindus mukorossi, known simply as the Soap Nut Tree or Chinese Soapberry.
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Fragrance Oils vs Essential Oils in Products

The main issue with synthetic fragrances is the mystery behind what exactly they are. The synthetic fragrances used in cosmetics can have as many as 200 ingredients. There is no way to know what the chemicals are, since on the label it will simply read “fragrance.” Some problems caused by these chemicals include headaches, dizziness, rash, hyperpigmentation, violent coughing, vomiting, skin irritation, etc.

Although these fragrances are usually only added in very small amounts, when used in personal care products, they are applied directly to the consumer’s skin.

“Fragrance is considered a trade secret, so companies don’t have to tell us what’s in it – often dozens or even hundreds of synthetic chemical compounds. Almost half the products in Skin Deep contain the generic term “fragrance,” from shampoos and deodorants to lotions and shaving creams. Even “unscented” products may contain masking fragrances, which are chemicals used to cover up the odor of other chemicals.” (www.safecosmetics.org).

Choose personal care items that are scented using pure extracts and essential oils like all of the ForeveGreen House & Home products as well as a complete line of over 100 pure and blended TRUessence essential oils.

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