Everyone I talk to about switching to a greener life asks me why. I never really know what to say. It just makes sense to me to use things that the planet has already provided.
My main reason – When you use regular store bought soaps, lotions, cleaning supplies,etc, how many of the ingredients are you actually familiar with? Or even pronounce? Probably about two, Right? Water and alcohol. How many do you actually know where they come from? Probably none. First of all, I don’t feel comfortable putting things on my body that I have never even heard of. Second, your skin is your largest organ and unlike your digestive system, it doesn’t have a liver or acids to break down any unfamiliar substances. So when you put man-made chemicals on your body it is actually MORE dangerous than eating pesticides. It is scary to think about but after tons of research, it all makes sense to me.
Not only are natural recipes better for you and your health, they are cheaper. Yes, the essential oils and other ingredients cost more upfront, BUT they go a long way. There are approximately 250 drops of essential oils in a 15 ml bottle and you only use about 10-20 drops per recipe. That is about 4%-8% of your bottle, equaling out to about $1.50. (this calculation was done with a $25 essential oil, the cost will vary depending on the oil) Same with all of the other ingredients that you use, you only use a fraction of what you bought for one DIY and there is ALWAYS another recipe that uses some of the same ingredients.
These are just a few of the reasons that I decided to switch to a more natural life, one step at a time. If you are interested in buying any essential oils, or don’t have time to make these products on your own time, contact me and I will hook you up.
Also, if you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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