Updated: Mar 5
Facebook has become tiresome. Too many ads. Too many distractions. Too many opportunities for censorship. I've had enough. I am hoping that my team and followers will migrate here - to a safe blog - for information and education about health and wellness.
So, this is my first post in this new blog. A new page with tons of potential to reach others and share a tiny bit of what I've learned. Not to be presumptuous - I do not profess to know it all. Quite the opposite. I have found, the more I reach out to others with what I know and believe, those same people give back to me with the mounds of knowledge they have collected. It's a win-win all around.
My intent here is to share more about natural products, clean living, and how to reduce toxins in your life. I'll be upfront and let you know right away, I love and believe in the power of essential oils. From the day I discovered their natural potency, I forever changed the way I think about health and wellness. Not only do I use EOs for daily wellness, response to minor maladies, and to supplement a healthy lifestyle, I also refrain from using any product that could possibly be harmful to my body.
There are a ton of chemicals in every product you can buy in the store or online. We are led to believe that anything available to us on the shelves of these stores and warehouses are safe. Yes, we understand that we may not always pick the healthiest products, but we believe that if they are in the marketplace, they aren't going to hurt us because someone or some entity has checked it out to insure it's quality.
This is probably the most inaccurate and dangerous thought we can have. What you don't know can hurt you. The EWG (Environmental Working Group) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. In this article, they talk about the most common toxins found in cosmetics and personal products.
How does this happen? How is allowed? Well, the FDA and CPSC are government agencies responsible for insuring that the products we buy as consumers are safe. However, what is one person's definition of "safe" and their definition may be very different.
Watch this to see an example - straight from the horse's mouth (so to speak) - about just how much control the FDA has over manufactured products in this country.
So, you can see why I might be passionate about taking charge of the products that come into my home and what I use in, on, and around my body.
Won't you join in the conversation?