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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“Last year we wrote a blog post about the importance of properly washing your fruits and veggies. With our Garden Essentials sale this month, plus an update of The Environmental Working Group published list of the good and the bad in produce, we figured it was time for this info to be revisited! Continue reading
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Do you get razor burn? I have before, so I thought I’d share with you how I was able to beat those bumps, get sleek, smooth legs, plus flirty feet, for summer shorts & sandals, in 2 easy steps.
First thing to consider, like I had, what’s in those popular brands of shaving foam & creams? Several acids, propane, butane, fragrance, & other ingredients from my “Toxic 12. Be warned. Be informed.” post you can click on to read.