Essential Oil Overuse…

I think we all know by now that I LOVE my essential oils, like proper! I love how they mostly work, notice I said mostly, sometimes they don’t work, but a good proportion of the time they do work, but anyway, I love how they smell, and I love that it’s a product I can use that isn’t highly toxic. HOWEVER, I have seen so much overuse lately from mostly MLM wellness people, who literally drink it, bathe in it, breathe it in, absorb it into their skin and that’s just in one sitting! Like Holy Crap, ladies come on!!

These well meaning ladies think because these oils come from a plant they are completely safe, which, isn’t actually the case. Sap comes from a plant but I am pretty sure I am not going to rush out and put it in my mouth or on my skin,( one) because a lot of sap is toxic and (two) a lot of sap will burn the crap out of your skin. Now using their theory of essential oils are completely natural, they are plant medicine blah blah blah, that sap shouldn’t hurt you either, but it WILL! Oleander sap will actually kill an animal and if it gets on your skin it will cause a massive irritation, but it’s natural so it should be perfectly safe, do you see what I am trying to say? I know this will rub a lot of people up the wrong way but too bad, it’s not rocket science, and if you can’t sell a product or run a business without talking crap then you shame on you for deceiving people.

The biggest disturbance I have seen lately is women who are having a lot of reproductive issues, miscarriages, and I have noticed a LOT of miscarriages in the oily communities, birth defects ( I am not saying they are from essential oil use, but this isn’t even questioned), kids with sensitivities and the list goes on. Surely these mamas would be asking the questions that I think of as soon as an issue arises, especially when it happens frequently in the same industry? Now listen, I am not attacking the essential oil industry because I love them, I use them every day and I would hate to be without them, so that’s not the issue, it’s the unsafe practices that are being touted around without question. Most mothers are doing what they think is best for their families and most mums are doing the very best they can, but I really wish before throwing oils all over your baby, or consuming so much oily product while you are breastfeeding, ask some questions if what you are doing is in fact safe, because aromatherapists will tell you otherwise.

So, ladies, do some proper research and find out how you can safely use essential oil, especially around your children and babies. Stop using so much, I mean even if you don’t see any problems you have to consider what the long term problems could be especially in your children.

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