'Tis the season for colds and flu, yippee! It is becoming more apparent that shifting your diet to eating more plant-based foods is known to improve overall health, but did you know that using key parts of plants in concentrated levels topically and via air diffusing can maximize these health benefits?
Essential oils are great for boosting immunity and disinfecting surfaces and indoor air. Whether you use EO’s directly on your body, in a diffuser, or use them for cleaning you will enjoy the healing effects and natural scents that can improve mood and provide a safer way to deodorize your home.
So, what exactly are essential oils? EO’s are concentrated, liquid plant extracts used for aromatic and wellness purposes. They are called “essential” because they contain the essence of a plant. Essential oils come from a variety of plant sources, including flowers, grasses, fruits, roots, trees, and leaves.
As you probably know, not all EO’s are the same. I could get into ALL the differences however, there are a few distinctions that are key when determining which EO company to purchase from. First and foremost, EO’s should be 100% Pure. Pure EO’s contain only the concentrated aromatic compounds from the plant without any adulteration. Some companies use additives to lower production costs, which can reduce the effectiveness of the oil and can be harmful to the body. Secondly, when purchasing essential oils it is important to consider the soil, quality of seeds, growing and harvesting conditions, and bottling/storage processes.
Here at Start Living Natural, we suggest using unadulterated, organic oils. SLN’s favorite EO company is Rocky Mountain Essential Oils (RMO). We love using RMO’s directly on skin, in a diffuser, and for cleaning because of their exceptionally high grade quality of ingredients. They are great organic skin care products! I love that they have three different icons for recommended use on each of their EO bottles: Diffuse, Topical Application and Household. What’s also great about RMO is that they are a non-MLM company but provide discounts to holistic practitioners including Start Living Natural (verified by advanced health degrees) to share their therapeutic oils with patients.
Why do we love RMO’s so much?
- RMO’s have a S.A.A.F.E. Promise™ (Safe, Authentic, Analysis, Free of Adulterants, Effective and Pure). Guaranteed every EO is 100% pure therapeutic, are natural and authentic, and free of adulterants!
- Always third party GC/MS (Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry) tested.
- Oils come from small, organic farms globally.
- No questions asked 90-day product return policy
- Non-MLM purveyor
If you are looking to detox your cleaning routine, EO’s can be used as natural cleaning products that deliver more benefits than just a non-toxic home. They are also a great addition to your organic skin care products as they are free of adulterants, parabens, contaminants and chemicals that can be very damaging to your skin. Your skin deserves 100% natural essential oils!
We also love using Aura Cacia Essential Oils to clean and disinfect as they are relatively less expensive and we don’t feel bad using more in our natural cleaning solutions.
Enjoy the smells and relaxation!