What If Essential Oils Get HOT On My Skin? Learn from my mistakes!

Essential Oils 101 – Now That’s HOT!

When I first started out using essential oils, I was so sure that everything I was doing was 100% correct. I was being taught by someone who proclaimed himself an expert. Turns our he had NO formal education in essential oils at all. I also thought his essential oils were the BEST – because he told me so, and I BELIEVED him. Turns out he was using very cheap, low grade, nonorganic essential oils. When I realized the truth my heart was broken. Not only did I buy huge stocks of those crappy oils, I had told everyone who would listen to me that they were the best. Boy, was I dreadfully misinformed!

My advice to you: beware of self-proclaimed essential oil experts who have no real accredited training in essential oils! And as far as essential oils go: Look for USDA certified organic seal right on the label of the bottle to ensure you’re really getting the quality of oil you think you are. And you’ll be light years ahead of where I started!

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We are all doing the best we can with the education we have. I am now a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Internationally Registered Aromatherapist, and finishing a 4 year Masters Degree in CAM (Complimentary Alternative Medicine) and Aromatherapy. Now I have attained the best education on essential oils available. Let me help you learn something important.

When we learn better information, we do better.

Let Me Tell You a Little Experience I Had

Years ago, I was putting some essential oils on the back of my child because that was what I was told to do for the application. I was so happy, and felt so good that I was helping. The child felt like I was helping and knew I loved them. Then, all of the sudden that look turned completely around to pain and sadness. The child kept saying, “It’s HOT!” How could this be? I had used it on myself and it didn’t feel HOT to me. Not knowing what to do I did what anyone would and tried to wash it off with water. To my surprise, the burning didn’t stop at all. I simply didn’t know what to do in that situation.

First of all, when applying essential oils to the back of a child, please dilute them in a good carrier oil. But what if you still dilute the essential oils and it still burns?

Now I know exactly what to do to stop that burning if an oil becomes HOT on the skin, and it works in seconds. I am sharing this because not all oils are hot to everyone, but to some they can be very hot. Each oil and each person are different. By their very nature, some oils are extremely HOT and should be used very carefully in how they are applied and diluted. If for any reason an oil becomes hot after you apply it to your skin, all you need to do is apply a carrier oil on top of it.

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A carrier oil for this can be any oil that is handy. Obviously, it’s best if you have a good carrier oil like these ones here (above). Otherwise you can use olive oil, vegetable oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, even butter can be used to apply over the “HOT” essential oil. By applying a carrier oil on top of the essential oils it dilutes the essential oil and slows the absorption and very quickly will make the burning stop. You can then wipe away the excess. From my example above you should know that the wrong thing to do is try and wash it off with water and more specifically hot water. Oil and water repel each other, and doing this actually is driving the essential oil in faster and deeper which will feel even hotter.

You never know if an essential oil will become hot in someone you are helping. So it’s good to know and remember this info.

Safely using essential oils is the reason I do what I do. I hate hearing about people harming themselves and their loved ones because they just don’t know better. The oil you use, the way you apply it, and who you are helping are all part of the equation when using oils safely. I so hope this helps any of you starting out or even those of you who want to do a little better!

Holly Draper RA, CA

 

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Cup of Tea Anyone?

Cup of Tea Anyone?

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Did you know that one of the ways you can use your 100% Pure, USDA Certified Organic Essential oil is to make a gloriously good tea? It’s true!

How would you like to: 

  • Increase your metabolism
  • Better hydrate your cells
  • Lift your mood
  • Help detox your liver
  • Help detox all of your cells
  • and Aid sluggish digestion?

This can all be as easy as drinking a cup of tea made from your USDA certified organic essential oils.

 

How to Make an Herbal Tea Recipe (no caffeine)

  • Add 5 drops of the organic Lighten Up Blend
  • into 1 Tablespoon of raw honey
  • Mix those well.
  • Add that flavored honey to 8 oz. warm water, mix, and make an instant herbal tea (caffeine free!).
  • Drink it, the Lighten Up Blend tea tastes so good! You can drink this hot, warm or cold.

 

LIGHTEN UP BLEND

This wonderful Lighten Up blend of oils was formulated by a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist to lift and lighten your mood. Funny thing is that all of the oils in this blend also aid the body in hydrating cells, increasing metabolism, mood lifting, detoxes liver, detoxes entire body, and helps with sluggish digestion.

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Caution: All of the essential oils in this blend are 100% Pure USDA Certified Organic and food grade. That is the only reason we would suggest making them into a tea. 

If you are not using USDA Certified Organic oils (and your bottle of essential oil does not say “USDA certified organic” right on the label) please DO NOT take them in this application, or ingest them at all.

Just a Heads Up: A nonorganic essential oil contains very concentrated forms of pesticides, insecticides and other harmful toxic chemicals that you do not want to expose to your liver, no matter how clean the company tells you their oils are (marketing). Oh, and don’t believe people if they tell you they have oils that are “better” or “beyond” organic. Again, this is fancy marketing. If essential oils are not organic they will have traces of these toxins. You can actually make your liver more toxic by ingesting nonorganic essential oils. You should  ONLY ingest essential oils if they say USDA certified organic right on the label of the bottle.

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What do you do if your bottle of essential oil doesn’t say USDA certified organic right on the label?

Then it’s time you switched to using higher quality certified organic oil!

Check out Purify Skin Therapy’s large selection of 110 USDA certified organic and wildcrafted essential oils.

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Enjoy, and have a glorious day!

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Top 10 Reasons Customers Choose Purify Skin Therapy

Top 10 Reasons

1. 100% Pure

Purify Skin Therapy only sells 100% pure, authentic, natural, unadulterated, unaltered essential oils. A few of our essential oils are really thick, like myrrh, sandalwood, and vetiver. These oils should be naturally thicker, and we don’t dilute or extend our oils in any way, so they come very thick in the bottle. These essential oils are as pure as it gets! Straight from Mother Nature to you. You will notice these oils are potent and intensely healing. A little goes a long way.

2. USDA Certified Organic

Because the phytochemicals in essential oils can be up to 100 times more concentrated than the phytochemicals in the plant they came from, it is crucial that the essential oils are completely toxin free. The only way you can know for sure is to see the USDA Certified Organic seal on the label of the essential oil. Did you know USDA Certified Organic offers you so much more than just being toxic chemical free?

  1. It does guarantee you toxic chemical biocides have never been sprayed on the plant = cleaner healthier plants produce cleaner healthier essential oils.
  2. It also guarantees you no artificial fertilizers were used
  3. It also guarantees you the oil is NON-GMO
  4. It also guarantees you the plant and the oil have not been irradiated
  5. It also guarantees you no sewage sludge was used
  6. It also guarantees you purity. Plants that have not been sprayed produce cleaner, healthier, toxic chemical free essential oils.
  7. It also guarantees you higher vibrational properties in the oil. Plants that have not been sprayed with chemical toxins have higher vibrational qualities than plants that have been sprayed.
  8. When you buy Certified Organic products you are doing your part in reducing the amounts of pesticides, insecticides, larvicides, sewage sludge, and other toxic biocides used to pollute our planet and Mother Earth. You are also supporting our ecosystem and taking a stand against poisoning the wildlife, insects, frogs, birds, bees, worms, and other soil organisms who play their part in the delicate balance of our ecosystem.

If you think about it, this is the quality EVERY essential oil company wants you to THINK they have. But all you have is their word. Will you believe them? If you want to be GUARANTEES this quality in your essential oils then look for the USDA Certified Organic seal right on the label. Then you know for sure you’re getting the quality you think you are.

So how can one tell if an essential oil is organic or not? Look right on the label for the USDA certified organic symbol! Now that you see using certified organic oils is so important, you want to make sure you are using certified organic oils. Many essential oil companies claim to have organic oils, but to prove our commitment to you as our clients to provide only the cleanest oils we went through the process to get our oils USDA certified organic. We are inspected by a third company (OTCO) who verifies that our essential oils really are USDA certified organic. It is that important to us that you know you’re getting only the best quality from us. Purify Skin Therapy is your trusted source of superior grade USDA certified organic essential oils. Most (76%) of our essential oils are USDA certified organic, the other 24% are sustainably and ethically wildcrafted, which means they’re completely unsprayed, clean, healthy plants. We believe a cleaner healthier organic plant produces a cleaner healthier essential oil.

Warning: companies who promote their essential oils as organic, better than organic, or beyond organic but do not have the USDA Certified Organic seal right on the label of the bottle are promoting their non-organic products illegally, trying to convince the consumer that their non-organic essential oils are of the same quality as organic ones. Don’t be fooled by these tricky, confusing, and illegal marketing methods. Support Purify Skin Therapy! We are dedicated to source the highest quality Certified Organic essential oils and we’re doing it legally and ethically so we can deliver a better quality product to you.

3. Wildcrafted

What does wildcrafted mean? Wildcrafted means that the plant grows wherever it wants to on this earth, it picks the spot. Wildcrafted plants grow like weeds without being planted or cultivated by man. To be wildcrafted a plant must1. Grow in the wild2. The plant must be NON-GMO3. The plant must not be sprayed with anything by anyone4. The plant must be ethically and sustainably harvested to ensure the plant source remains for future use5. It is then carefully distilled into essential oilThe two highest grades of essential oils are 1. USDA Certified Organic and 2. Wildcrafted. These are the ONLY two grades of essential oils Purify Skin Therapy carries. You are guaranteed superior quality with all our USDA Certified Organic and Wildcrafted essential oils.Purify Skin Therapy is the only company to offer you only USDA Certified Organic & Wildcrafted essential oils. Our commitment to quality runs deep, and we don’t carry any conventionally grown essential oils that have been sprayed with toxic chemicals.

4. NON GMO

Did you know to be USDA Certified Organic a plant MUST be NON-GMO? So if you see the USDA Certified Organic seal on the label of the bottle, you are guaranteed by the USDA that the essential oil inside is NON-GMO.NON-GMO. When you buy certified organic essential oils you are assured that they come from non-GMO plants. Did you know ⅓ of our crops in America are now genetically modified!?! Organically grown produce cannot be genetically modified in any way. Choosing organically grown produce (and essential oils) is the ONLY way to be sure that foods (and essential oils) have not been genetically engineered or modified.Being GMO-FREE is certainly important because when you’re using plants as medicine you do not want genetically modified plant products. They just don’t act the same in the human body.

5. Sourced by a Certified Clinical and Internationally Registered Aromatherapist

No other company can say that their oils are sourced by a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. Purify Skin Therapy is a company founded by Holly Draper, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and Internationally Registered Aromatherapist, to bring you only the highest quality essential oils. She has dedicated her life to the study of holistic aromatherapy and the correct and safe use of essential oils. She is passionate about using only the best quality essential oils (because they work better) and using them safely. No other company brings you the education and passion about superior essential oils than our Certified Clinical Aromatherapist.

6. Premium Therapeutic Grade

All the oils we carry are superior quality. They are premium therapeutic grade. We have many clients who have commented on how potent these oils are, and how these oils work for them when other brands of essential oils did not.

7. Superior Indigenous Sources

Purify Skin Therapy started with the goal to carry only the highest quality certified organic & wildcrafted essential oils. We source our oils from all over the planet, wherever the plant grows with the best constituents. We have cultivated relationships with the farmers and growers of small artisan farms whose passion for quality and dedication to organic standards is matched only by our own. Most of our certified organic essential oils are sourced from outside of the USA.We have developed relationships with farms, small distillers, and certified suppliers around the globe who are dedicated to producing clean, sustainable, organic products. We work with them to bring you the highest quality USDA certified organic and wildcrafted essential oils. Purify Skin Therapy is your source for superior quality pristine organic essential oils.

8. GC/MS Tested

All of our oils are GC/MS tested, and more importantly, the GC/MS tests are read by our Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. Our oils go through several tests to ensure you are getting the best oils. These are superior quality essential oils, and we believe with one smell you too will see the difference!

9. Large Selection

We handmake our blends from our pristine USDA Certified Organic & Wildcrafted essential oils we sell as singles. We don’t use cheaper oils in our blends which is common practice in the industry. We also make our blends in small batches and bottle them by hand.

10. Cobalt Blue Bottles

Cobalt blue glass bottles better protect your precious essential oils from light and UV rays than amber brown bottles. They do cost more, but we spare no expense to bring you the highest quality oils in the best packaging to keep them good for longer.

11. Hand Bottled

We are one of the few companies that hand bottles our oils. We hand bottle our oils to prevent the cross contamination of machine bottling.

12. Kids and Baby Safe Oils

Purify Skin Therapy was the first essential oil company to bring you a line of KIDS safe and BABY safe essential oils formulated specifically for your little ones. Our Certified Clinical Aromatherapist has four kids of her own and she took the worry out of using essential oils safely on your kids with her line of KIDS safe and BABY safe essential oils.

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Essential Oils Never Expire ~ TRUE or FALSE???

Myth: Essential Oils Never Go Bad

By Holly Draper, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist

Once again I find myself debunking dangerous myths about essential oils. This one is commonly perpetuated by essential oil companies that are more concerned with you buying essential oils than you actually using and getting the greatest benefit from them.

The myth I’m talking about today is:

Pure and Unadulterated Essential Oils Do Not Expire and Can Last Indefinitely (FALSE)

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This is a dangerous myth because it is false. Essential oils do expire. Even 100% pure unadulterated essential oils expire, doesn’t matter where you buy them from. It’s an important point to know and understand when using essential oils.

Over time, essential oils oxidize. Oxidation requires oxygen, but even unopened bottles will oxidize over time. Essential oils that are old, oxidized, and degraded are compromised. Their aromatic quality and therapeutic properties are diminished if not completely gone. This oxidation and degradation of old expired essential oils also leads to the formation of skin irritants and potent allergens in those old oils. Exposure to old essential oils may cause skin rashes and more serious allergic reactions, even if you never had a reaction to an essential oil before. Old oxidized essential oils have a much greater risk of triggering an allergic reaction.

Old and oxidized essential oils should be avoided. It is dangerous to use expired essential oils, as they can even contain oxidized compounds that are quite toxic to the human body.

How long do essential oils last?

Great question! Now that you know that they expire it’s important to know how long of a relationship you can have with your bottle of essential oil.

Citrus oils, containing smaller molecules (mostly monoperpenes) are the quickest essential oils to oxidize. Old expired citrus oils are the easiest and fastest oils to oxidize, and when oxidization occurs they are quite toxic. So toxic that they need to be thrown out, don’t even use them for cleaning as their disinfecting properties are already expired. It is recommended that you do not use old citrus oils that are more than 2 to 3 years old (if it’s in a cobalt blue glass bottle).

Most other essential oils can last up to 5 or 6 years when properly stored. This is why Purify Skin Therapy is one of the very rare companies that uses cobalt blue glass bottles. Although these bottles cost more they better protect your precious essential oils, helping to extend their potency and lifespan. We care that you are getting the freshest essential oils possible and that they are stored in the best way.

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How to Store Essential Oils

How should I store my essential oils to help them last longer?

Storing your essential oils correctly can prevent them from evaporating and oxidizing, and can at least slow down this degradation process.

  1. Blue Glass Bottles – Store your essential oils in blue glass bottles which keep the harmful light and UV rays on the outside. Keeping your essential oils in blue glass bottles can help stretch the life of your oils.
  2. Light – Keep essential oils away from light. Light and UV light exposure can deteriorate essential oils. Oxidation occurs much faster at higher temperatures and upon exposure to light. Keep them away from light sources and do not store them in windowsills, in direct sunlight, or strongly lit areas.
  3. Heat – Keep essential oils away from heat sources. Heat also deteriorates essential oils so keep them away from heat sources and flames (essential oils are flammable). You also don’t want to leave them in hot places, like in a locked car in the summer.
  4. Oxygen – Oxidation requires oxygen. Oxygen is obviously the one thing that will oxidize your essential oils faster than any other thing. That is why it’s so important to keep your lids tightly on your bottles.

As always there are a few exceptions to this rule. There are a handful of essential oils that do get better and sweeter, actually improving with age. These are Sandalwood (Santalum spp.), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), and Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides). Understand that every other essential oil will deteriorate with time, so plan accordingly and use those precious essential oils while you have them in their potency.

For more information please visit our website at www.purifyskintherapy.com

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How Important Is Sleep To You?

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One of the issues that really “wakes” people up to talk about is sleep. Many factors contribute to a restful sleep that allows your body to get time to recover and regenerate itself for another day. Many people struggle to get that sleep on a consistent basis and are willing to try just about anything to get assistance in having better sleep. Unfortunately many products meant to assist in sleeping can leave a person dependent on such aid or drowsy long after they need.

Do essential oils help? Absolutely!

Having said that you need to know which oils will help with sleep. This is where it becomes more complicated. Have you heard that Lavender is a great oil to help you sleep better, only to find out it actually kept you awake? This is because Lavender is a great help to aid in sleep, but it only works for half of the people. Is Lavender oil the oils to help you sleep? How can one know?

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Before we can specify which oils will help YOU sleep better, it’s important to understand that there are two dominant nervous system types: Sympathetic dominant or a Parasympathetic dominant. Everyone has both of these running in their bodies, but we tend to be dominant in one of them. Our Master blender and Certified Clinical Aromatherapist has formulated with great care TWO blends for sleep, one for each nervous system type. So which one will work best for you?

Which Type Are You?

It reveals itself when we get really stressed, when you are really, really stressed, or have had a very bad day. So that we can identify which nervous system type is dominant for you, imagine that you have had the worst stressful day. We are talking you just found out you are being foreclosed on, lost your job, found very concerning health news, had a loved in an accident… that type of stuff. Feel that stress rising?

Under this major stress factors one will generally tip their hand as to how they are wired. You will either have the fight/flight instinct kick in or you will have a great desire to nestle down and rest. The Sympathetic type is the one that under such stress will need to get up and work, exercise, move, go, go, go. The Parasympathetic type under such stress will want to get a blanket, snuggle down, possibly eat, and lay low. Now that you hopefully know we can look at the oils that can aid with sleep.

Now ask yourself these questions:

Am I the kind of person that when I am really stressed out I want to walk or run it off or work it off or go punch something, also you tend to get an upset stomach, gassy, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation when highly stressed, reading a book for 3 days straight and ignoring everything else would drive you nuts. Then you are sympathetic system dominant, and the RELAX blend has the essential oils that will relax your system so you may sleep better.

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Am I the kind of person that when I am really stressed out I want to snuggle up and rest. You feel like snuggling down, sleeping, resting, pulling a blanket over you and you may want to eat something and just nestle down, cocoon in. You also tend to hold onto emotional things and not let them go. Reading a book for three days straight and ignoring everything else would delight you if you had the right book. Then you are parasympathetic dominant, and the RELEASE blend has the essential oils that will relax your system so you can sleep better.

Do You Know Which Type You Are?

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If you are Sympathetic dominant, the RELAX blend will work best for you. RELAX Blend are the oils that work best in calming the mind for a better sleep of the Sympathetic type. It has the oils of Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Petitgrain, Sweet Orange, Blood Orange, Sweet Marjoram, Red Mandarin, and Vetiver. Any of these single oils can aid with calming and help with a more restful sleep. If you are one that wakes up in the middle of the night and can’t turn off your mind, then you will want to consider this blend in quieting the mind and allowing you to get back to sleep as well.

The RELAX blend is also the blend to help calm and focus your mind. Works great for kids in school who have problems concentrating. It calms and focuses the mind and is physically calming, great to use any time of day.

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If you are Parasympathetic dominant, the RELEASE blend will work best for you. RELEASE Blend are the oils that work to calm and relax the Parasympathetic type. It has the oils of Lavender, Balsam Fir, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Cypress. This blend of oils allows one to release emotions that may stir one up and make it difficult to calm down to get that restful sleep needed.

The RELEASE blend can also aid your body to release very low-frequency emotions like anger, hate, frustration, anxiety, rage, etc. so you can have calm peace. It is powerful enough to release these low-frequency emotions from the cells of your body so you can enter into calm. This combination can emotionally calm you and let your physical body get the rest it needs. We have many body workers who love to use this blend as a finish to their therapies. It works to calm a person and works for emotional release. A really useful and beautiful blend. This blend is also a great choice for a massage!

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It is highly recommended to use Spearmint essential oil with either blend you choose. If you first inhale Spearmint essential oil for about 5 to 10 minutes, emotionally it nurtures and calms your inner child. Then inhale the Relax or Release blend for about 5 to 10 minutes.

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What’s the Application for Enhancing Sleep?

These are so easy to use! The application is simply to inhale the essential oil. Place 2-3 drops of your oil on a cotton ball and breath deeply for 5-10 minutes RIGHT before you are ready to lay down on your pillow and lights out. You can also place the cotton ball next to your pillow to continue to breathe the oils throughout the night. If you wake up and feel the smell is too strong simply throw the cotton ball on the nightstand or ground.

Need to calm your inner child?

Many times stress can be a factor in preventing a restful sleep or make it difficult to go to sleep. We have seen great things happen if you first calm yourself before using one of these blends. As adults we are not always able to express ourselves and how we truly feel. This by many is considered our “inner child”. Sometimes that little person inside us is raging and is very upset. Consider breathing in either Spearmint oil or Mandarin red oil to help calm your inner child. Place a couple drops of one of these oils on a cotton ball and breathe them deeply for 5-10 minutes. Both of these oils also help to calm the inner child, and is also great for kids!

Need an energy clearing to make your space more peaceful?

One more thing to consider before getting ready to sleep. We have energy all around us, and sometimes there may be an energy in our bedroom that is negative, stagnant, or unsettling. If you have kids they sometimes sense this energy and express concern or fear. They just are sensitive to the energy around them and don’t like it. CLEAN & CLEAR Blend was formulated to clean air and surfaces as well as clear energy. Simply mix a few drops of the CLEAN & CLEAR blend with water in a mister bottle and spray the room, bedding, pillow, and yourself before going to bed and feel the energy lighten and dissipate, and you will feel the difference.

Essential oils can absolutely aid with a better more restful sleep. No two people are the same so don’t get stuck if one oil doesn’t help. Just keep playing with it until you find your oil or blend that helps you relax, calm and sleep better.

Try one of these TODAY for better sleep TONIGHT!

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And the BEST Part of All…

Purify Skin Therapy’s essential oils and essential oil blends are made ONLY of USDA certified organic & wildcrafted essential oils. These are the cleanest, most pure oils on the market. Try them, we believe you will see the difference.

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“Therapeutic Grade” vs. Organic = NOT the Same Thing

100% Pure Therapeutic Grade is “THE BEST”. It’s what you want to look for in essential oils……..WAIT A MINUTE! Even though we’ve all heard this, let’s look at this a little closer to see if it’s really true.

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Is therapeutic grade really the best sign of quality with essential oils? Is this the sign of quality you want to be looking for in essential oils? Are there any regulating bodies that govern the use of therapeutic grade? The answer to all of these questions is NO.

 

 

 

The first thing you should know is that ANYONE with ANY product, no matter how diluted or adulterated, can use the term “100% pure therapeutic grade” right on their labels. It’s true. This term is completely UNregulated, which means anyone can use it regardless if they’re selling good products…or not. You could even go down to the river and scoop up some mud in a jar and sell it as 100% pure therapeutic grade mud. Regardless of if it’s really beneficial for the body or not, you can label pretty much any product you want 100% pure therapeutic grade.

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  • So if ANYONE can use this term
  • and it is completely UNregulated is it a REAL sign of quality?
  • The answer is NO.

Is there a standard for essential oils that IS regulated? One that you can have trust in to verify the cleanliness and quality of essential oils? YES. It is the USDA certified organic. 

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  • NOT everyone can use this term (you must be USDA certified and compliant)
  • This term IS highly regulated
  • So is this term a REAL sign of quality?
  • The answer is YES.

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Can anyone say they are “organic”? NO. The USDA stepped in to protect the consumer and actually owns the word “organic”. At first this seems wrong, but if you understand WHY the USDA did this then it makes a lot of sense. They did this because there were, and are, so many companies out there claiming to have organic, clean products but then selling non-organic products for a premium organic price. Basically lying to and deceiving consumers into thinking they’re getting a better quality item than they actually are. So to protect the consumer from dishonest companies, in 2002 the USDA made it illegal to claim to have organic products unless you can actually prove that you really have organic products.

Because of this, companies can no longer put organic, certified organic, or anything leading consumers to believe a product is better than organic (no such thing) on their labels, literature, or marketing materials. They did this to prevent companies lying and misleading the consumer. If companies have organic products, they have to actually prove it to the USDA – which then proves it to the consumer – with the USDA certified organic seal. Once they prove they actually have organic products then they can put the USDA certified organic seal on their labels. These are the companies that are doing it right, and legally. Support them! They are going through the federally required steps to show the consumer they actually have organic products.

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Let’s look at some common myths on the subject:

Myth

Myth:

The USDA does not certify essential oils.

FACT:

Does the USDA certify essential oils? The answer is YES, of course they do.

Myth:  

So-and-so company has organic oils, but they can’t get certified organic oils from outside the USA, so they can’t put it on their labels.

FACT:

You absolutely CAN get certified organic essential oils from outside the USA. Purify Skin Therapy sourced MOST of their certified organic essential oils outside of the USA. Companies are perpetuating this lie because certified organic essential oils can cost up to 7 times more than non-organic oils, they could get them if they wanted to, but most companies don’t want to pay more for certified organic oils. It can really cut into your profit. So-and-so company wants people to believe their oils are organic, but unless they’re willing and able to prove it through USDA certification…don’t believe them. If you really want to be a savvy consumer and not be fooled: Look for the USDA certified organic seal on the label of your bottle. That way you know for sure you’re getting the highest quality clean essential oils from the best sources all over the world.

Myth:

USDA certification really doesn’t mean anything.

FACT:

USDA certification guarantees you that the plants used to make the oil come from nonGMO seeds. It guarantees you that the plants were raised according to National Organic Standards and that no toxic or synthetic biocides are used on the plant. It guarantees you that the plant is harvested and handled according to strict standard for organic products. This is the quality the other companies want you to believe they have – but they can’t prove it. The USDA proves it and guarantees you are really getting this quality.

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Purify Skin Therapy has raised the bar in essential oil quality, and now you are guaranteed you’re actually getting the quality you think you are. Most of our clients will tell you: You can smell the difference!

 

Purify Skin Therapy now offers:

  • 44 individual USDA Certified Organic essential oils
  • 14 wildcrafted single oils
  • 44 custom blends made in small batches by hand only from those USDA certified organic and wildcrafted single oils, and all our oils are bottled by hand

Try them. We believe you’ll see a difference!

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The Powerful Chakra Energy Centers

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The Chakras are the Body’s energy centers. They are where your body pulls in energy from the ambient energy all around us. The Chakras then use that energy to power our bodies physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Anciently, many different cultures have taught about energy centers in the body that need to be energized, charged, and balanced in order to maintain a healthy, balanced, vibrant life. Modern science is now capable of verifying that these energy centers actually exist, but they don’t understand the impact of them to our overall health.

So what if the chakras aren’t balanced and working? Then your physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies don’t get the power they need to function properly. Most people suffer from this deficiency, which is a tragedy because balancing and energizing your Chakras is so easy to do with our powerful Chakra blends. By using these powerful Chakra blends you can support, boost, and stimulate your entire physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies to function on a higher more balanced level. You will feel the difference these amazing oils make. 

We are actually very energetic beings that go through this life literally surrounded with energy. Just like fish swim around in the water we are constantly surrounded by energy. Have you ever felt negative energy? Have you ever felt positive energy? Have you ever felt energy being sucked from you? Have you ever lacked energy? Look around at all the people around you and notice that they all have different energy, it is constantly changing, and so is yours.

Your body is a complex weave of physical systems,

emotional reactions, and spirit energy. All of this

is powered and supported by your body’s energy centers: the Chakras.

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There are seven main Chakras found on the body, and several more above and below the body. Each Chakra has an area of the body that it powers and governs. When you are balancing and energizing these Chakras life is good, upbeat, and you are physically healthy. When a chakra becomes unbalanced it can result in mental, spiritual, and physical imbalances that affect your health. 

Did you know:

Using high frequency of essential oils to balance your body’s

high-frequency Chakra energies

is one of the fastest and easiest ways to help pull the Chakras into balance? 

We really want you to understand the Chakras, how they work, and how you can balance and energize them with Purify’s powerful Chakra Oils. We have created a Chakra training video, taught by a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. It goes into great depth about each of the Chakras, what they are doing, and how to balance them with essential oils. It’s a free video. Check it out here.

Here’s a very basic, quick summary of each of your Chakras:

The Root Chakra is RED and is the Chakra that “roots” you to earth energy. It is grounding and supporting. All the basic necessities to live (your right for nourishment, your right to warmth and shelter, your right to be loved, your right to belong) reside in the root chakra. The Root Chakra also governs over the Elimination System.

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The Sacral Chakra is ORANGE and it is your center for pleasure, emotions, relationships, and joy! This is your body’s fluidity and happiness. Creativity, play, sexuality, and enjoyment of life come from this energy center. The Sacral Chakra also governs over the Urinary and Reproductive Systems.

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The Solar Plexus Chakra is YELLOW and it is your body’s power center. It controls your body’s energy, power, and will. This is your body’s fiery source of power and strength. Your desire and your will manifest here. The Solar Plexus Chakra also governs over the Digestive System.

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The Heart Chakra is GREEN and is the center for love, compassion, forgiveness, and openness. This chakra helps you connect to people, and love and cherish people and relationships. The Heart Chakra also governs over the Circulatory and Respiratory Systems.

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The Throat Chakra is BLUE and is the center for communication, speech, and your power to express yourself. It is your voice and your ability to express your opinions peacefully and powerfully. The Throat Chakra also governs over the Respiratory System.

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The Third Eye Chakra is INDIGO and is the center to see things and to see things clearly. Your 6th sense, your intuition reigns here. The Third Eye Chakra also governs over the Limbic or Emotional System.

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The Crown Chakra is your connection to Divinity. Your connection to your Powerful Creator. The Crown Chakra is intense high frequency energy that connects you to your higher power and the Universe.

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Hopefully you can see that if there is a system in your body that you are having trouble with it simply may not have the energy to do all that the body needs it to. This is why we have created the Chakra oils. They were formulated with the intention of balancing and energizing that specific energy center on the body.

Purify Skin Therapy’s Chakra Oils are intricate, powerful blends, formulated specifically for each Chakra. They help to pull the Chakra into balance and are quite effective. You simply have to try them to believe how powerful they are. They can have a huge impact on your overall health and on your physical health. Check them out here.

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Cold and Flu Season ~ Have You Been Sick Yet?

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Have you been sick yet? Anyone in your house been sick? With the seasons changing we are seeing more people asking us what to do when they start getting sick.

Essential oils can really give powerful assistance to and support the body when it’s being invaded by germs. It is difficult to explain everything essential oils do to assist your body with illness, but we will be sure to hit the highlights.

Let’s first discuss how often you will need to treat yourself. For illustration purposes imagine that the germ (a bacteria or a virus) that is invading your body is a small spark of fire. Fires are started by a small spark, they then begin to grow slowly, but as they grow suddenly the fire gets bigger and bigger and it grows faster and faster. Ever felt this with illness? This is because illness starts with a small exposure to a germ, but that germ gets busy really fast and starts propagating a full blown infection, literally overnight!

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It may start with a little tickle in the back of your throat, and then that tickle turns into a scratch in your throat, then your nose and ears may start to feel clogged, your lymph in your neck may then swell, and in no time your whole body is feeling the effects of that germ’s infestation.

So how do you use essential oils to combat these pesky, illness causing germs? Attack them as soon as you start feeling ANY symptoms coming on. And by attack them, we mean use essential oils to help keep them at bay. For example, if my throat gave me the first sign of an illness symptom: a little tickle, a scratchy feeling, a cough; then I would immediately treat that tickle with a drop of essential oil. That may be just enough to put out that “spark” before it becomes a fire. If it doesn’t go away within a few minutes I would again use another drop and finish putting out that “spark”.

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If a person has an illness that is a full blown “fire” then one drop of essential oil will be like putting a bucket of water on a forest fire. You may not see any difference. You would have to be much more aggressive with the essential oils and treat more frequently. The nice thing about all of our premium essential oil blends is that they come with a full sheet of instructions on exactly how to use the essential oil blends to aid you in the best and safest way possible so you can feel confident in using these essential oils to help you win the battle with the germ.

The best way when trying to get over being sick you will want to focus on three main areas: throat, lungs, and your immune system. To do this, we have three main immune boosting blends with their variations for age-appropriate persons using the oils.

Really, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

FIRST is the age appropriate Throat Care blend that was formulated with all of the best essential oils to assist the body in killing off pathogens in the throat and to help ease coughing. We give you seven different ways you can use this blend on the instruction sheet, to stop the illness in the throat where it gains strength. You can combine several of the different uses at the same time to give an extra shot of knockout power. Some people have completely avoided getting sick by using this oil early on in the invasion process.  We have a KIDS Throat Care blend and the adult version simply called Throat Care blend.

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SECOND, use the age appropriate Immune blend of essential oil. The Immune blends were created using all of the best essential oils to assist, boost, and strengthen your immune system. Of course, we also have age appropriate Immune blends. We have BABY Immune, KIDS Immune, Immune, and MEGA Immune. The nice thing about the Kid’s Immune and Immune is they are both safe to use daily as a preventative. This is great if you are around people you know are going to be sick or sending your kids into an environment where they will be susceptible to germs. For a preventative, you can put it on the soles of the feet in the morning before heading out, but that’s all in the instruction sheet of how to use these powerful immune boosting blends.

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THIRD, if you feel that germ and its infestation have moved to your nose, throat, or lungs you will want to add the age appropriate Respiratory essential oil blend to the fight. The best application for this blend is to get those powerful aromatic molecules up into the air and breath those molecules all the way from your nose, down your throat and deep into your lungs. This will take 5-10 minutes breathing this oil from a diffuser. All of the best oils to get the garbage out, fight the germ, open you up, and boost your immune system are in this Respiratory blend. Again, because we here at Purify Skin Therapy practice safe and age appropriate aromatherapy, we have the KIDS Respiratory blend and the adult Respiratory blend.

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Want to save time AND money? We’ve created a pack with all three of these powerful blends.

Save 15% when you buy this pack by using coupon code: secretweapon when you checkout!

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With these three powerful essential oil blends generally you can knock out the germ that is invading, help support your immune system and significantly shorten the length of illness time of recovery by following the instructions given with each blend. Good luck and BE WELL!

For more information about all Purify Skin Therapy’s powerful blends, formulated by a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, click here.

 

 

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Headaches No More

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OH, MY HEAD!

Have you ever experienced that dull ache or even worse that mind blowing throbbing that won’t stop? The pain is real and you can’t wait for it to go away. We want you to be aware of some different holistic ways you can tackle these painful and even debilitating headaches.

Many are unaware that a mild headache can be your body telling you that you’re dehydrated. That’s right, in the afternoon when you experience a mild headache the root cause may be you need a big old fashion drink of WATER. Especially children who are experiencing headaches, this may be all they need. We have often had kids complain about headaches while at school and ask if they got a drink of water, and 100% of the time it is NO. So, remember to stay hydrated.

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People experience headaches that can be caused by a variety of reasons like tight muscles, tired eyes, lack of sleep, tension, emotions, hormones, whining people, or just life. For these headaches, you will want to consider a blend of oils formulated for just this situation. We have the perfect blend called Headache Relief Serum. formulated for you by a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist.  It is made from only USDA certified organic premium therapeutic grade essential oils, and that is why it works SO GOOD. 

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Purify Skin Therapy’s Headache Relief Serum works on any kind of headache: cluster headaches, stress headaches, tension headaches, migraines, etc. Application is so easy because it comes in a handy roller bottle that you simply roll the oil blend around your hairline. Yes, roll it around your hairline by starting at the forehead and rolling down to the sideburn, over the ear, around the back of the neck, up over the other ear, around the sideburn, and back up to where you started. You can then gently massage the oils up into your hair and scalp. Careful at this point not to get these oils into your eyes, you will want to wash your hands. Almost immediately you will feel it working with a cooling, tingly sensation, and within minutes your headache is melting away.

Headache Relief Serum is good for more than just headaches and migraines! Because there’s a lot of organic Peppermint in this blend, it can be stimulating. It can be used to “wake you up” if you are getting drowsy in the morning, afternoon, driving, in a class, church, or any other time you want to be awake and alert.

More severe headaches can be the result of hormones or chemicals in the body. Many experience migraine headaches as a result of these conditions. We have an oil that will greatly help with the headache of this kind called Clary Sage.

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The application is to place 2-3 drops on a cotton ball and breathe deeply for 5-10 minutes as soon as you feel it coming on. We have even had people put 2 drops on half the cotton ball and shove it right up each nostril to breathe. This gently helps with the hormones and can calm that severe headache. This can also be combined with the Headache Relief Serum at the same time applying it in the halo described above.

As with trying to assist our body in being healthy and strong, consider what you are putting in your body as well as what you are putting on it. Use only USDA certified organic essential oils to guarantee you’re getting the cleanest oils with no toxic residues.

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Diffusers 101

What Everyone Should Know About DIFFUSERS

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Diffusion is one of the best applications when it comes to using essential oils. How do you tell which of the hundred diffusers available is the one you want. We want to help you see some of the options and look at the pros and cons to different types of diffusers. Remember that when you are diffusing essential oils your objective is to get those tiny aromatic molecules up into the air so that you can breathe them in and get them into your sinuses, throat and lungs to aid your body. Cost is always a factor, but you also want to consider the benefits when making your decision. Diffusion is the safest way to use essential oils and is one of the most effective uses of your oils.

One of the easiest ways to diffuse the oils that has no cost is simply placing a few drops in the palm of your hand and rubbing your hands together. Once you do this, cup your hands over your nose and breath in through your nose. Take your hands away after inhaling and close them so the oils stay and exhale through your mouth. Continue this process until the oil is gone. This application is best for occasional use or for emergency relief of respiratory constriction and allergies. If you have ever done this you know that very quickly the smell will change and go away quickly. This is because your hands are also absorbing the oils. The main drawback to this method of inhalation is that you will have to continue to reapply the oil to your hands and repeat to get enough into your system and you would have to use too much straight oil on your skin, not recommended.

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The next applicator you want to consider is a cotton ball. Placing one to two drops on a cotton ball allows you to get those molecules into your system. Being on the cotton ball allows the oils to stay there and not be absorbed into your hands. Keeping the cotton ball in a zip lock bag allows you to continue to breathe off the cotton ball throughout the day as needed. A good application would be to breathe deeply for 5-10 minutes or until your body says to stop (listen to your body, it will let you know that you have had enough). The cotton ball will hold the oils enough to be effective for one day if you follow this application. This is very economical and easy to do.

Another applicator using this same concept is aromatherapy jewelry. You place a drop or two of oil on the aroma ball and enjoy the oil throughout the day. It will last a day giving you the benefits of the oil. Some companies have used this same concept of placing a pad in a cover that can be placed in your car or other convenient locations. These can all be economical and extremely useful. The amount of oil you get throughout the day will be relatively small. This is very helpful with oils that are being used to aid emotions. You will need more if you are treating illness.

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The next jump up in diffusers would be very common models that combine water with your oils to get them into the air. Some of these are very beautiful in their design and features. These can be very quiet and you can see the vapor coming out. Remember that most of that vapor is water with a hint of oils. This is very cost effective and can give a room a nice hint of the oils you are using. Consider when using this type of diffuser that when you combine water and oil they do not combine, they repel. They do interact with each other and they are deteriorating your essential oil exponentially. If you are using this type you will likely need to rinse out  the diffuser at the end of each day. This type is again great to get constant small doses assisting with emotions, but these types of diffusers don’t put out enough oil to really be beneficial when you have an illness.

The last diffuser type would be a nebulizing diffuser. This type of diffuser does not combine the essential oils with water, but instead uses the essential oils straight. It has a motor that pulls the oil up and throws it into the air in a very fine mist without ever heating the oils. Consider what we said in the beginning that our objective is to get those tiny molecules up into the air. This method is the best when dealing with illness because of its ability to get more essential oils into the air where you can breathe them into your lungs. Those molecules are released into the air and are then able to be inhaled directly into the respiratory system. These diffusers often have timers of run and rest options and you can control the output. Many have expressed concern that you will “burn through your oils”. Yes if you just let it run it will waste oil. We would suggest sitting with the diffuser in very close proximity to you and breathing deeply for 5-10 minutes or until your body says you have had enough. Then turn the machine off until the next application. When you have an illness, doing this three to five times a day is incredibly beneficial, and little oil is wasted with this method. Because it is throwing straight essential oil into the air you can very quickly smell the strong smell of the oil in a larger area. This is the best diffuser when trying to “clean and disinfect” the air and room with oils. The drawback of this type is the motor has a soft humming sound and they are more expensive than all the other styles.

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Please consider what you are trying to accomplish when diffusing. When you realize what you are trying to do the type of diffuser should become very evident. A caution is that any diffuser that “heats” the oil to get the molecules out need to be avoided because it deteriorates and alters the oil.

Purify Skin Therapy offers you the highest quality nebulizing diffuser on the market. It is a more expensive investment, but it is so worth it! Our diffuser comes with a LIFETIME guarantee AND a FREE bottle of our Respiratory Blend, one of the best essential oils to diffuse. Click here to read more about what it comes with.

10 Reasons Why You Should Have A High-Quality Nebulizing Diffuser In Your Home

1. Relaxation, Stress Relief, and Sleep

One of the best and most well-known uses for essential oils is their ability to help you unwind at the end of a hard day. While there are several other methods for getting your soothing oils from the bottle into your blood stream where they start to work their magic, the diffuser is by far the easiest and longest-lasting of them all. Keep one at the office to help you relax on your lunch break. Have a diffuser ready to go with the push of a button when you get home from work in the evening. Set one on the bedside table to help your mind and body relax so you can sleep better at night.

2. Elevating and Uplifting

Just as a diffuser can help you to de-stress, they can also be used to create an energizing uplifting, elevated mood. This is not only great for when you’re feeling sad or depressed. You can use your diffuser to inspire high spirits during the holidays, to set a positive atmosphere for business meetings and social gatherings, to help you get moving on a slow morning, or even to create a romantic atmosphere for that special someone in your life.

3. Annihilate Illness

Using a diffuser in your home or office is a great way to keep cold, flu, and other nasty illnesses at bay. Many essential oils are powerfully anti-viral and anti-microbial and when introduced into the air in micro-vapor form, the organic compounds within the oils come into direct contact with airborne pathogens before they can invade your body. Essential oils can also be used to boost and support the immune system.

4. Breathe Easier

Essential oils are great for reducing inflammation and congestion in clogged airways to help you breathe more easily. If you are prone to allergies or other breathing disorders, try diffusing essential oils in the room (or rooms) of your home where you spend the most time. Just remember to keep a box of tissues handy as your nose and sinuses begin to open so you can also avoid that mad dash to the bathroom!

5. Pain Relief

While most people will tell you to apply essential oils directly to the body for pain relief, you can also use a diffuser to extend their effects. This method is an excellent way to combat persistent pain such as that caused by headaches, sore joints, and overworked muscles.

6. Improve Healthy Brain Function

Using essential oils in a diffuser is a highly-effective way to super-charge your brain cells. This effect works on multiple levels. First, many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities – meaning that they are soothing when you’re stressed, but they can also give you a pick-me-up when you’re feeling down or sluggish. By leveling out your mood, the oils in the air will help you to focus. Also, there are several essential oils which are known for their powerful ability to balance the body’s hormones. With regular use, these oils can actually help to heal the underlying causes responsible for hampering cognitive function.

7. Safer Alternative to Candles, Incense, and Synthetic Plug-Ins

If you have pets or small children, burning candles or incense can be a potentially hazardous practice. Plug-In air fresheners introduce dangerous and highly toxic synthetic chemicals into the room which mess with your body’s normal  functions! You definitely don’t want those synthetic, toxic chemicals or their harmful effects. With an essential oil diffuser, you can reap the healing holistic benefits of aromatherapy with no worries of toxins – when you diffuse Purify’s USDA certified organic essential oils.

8. Repel Insects and Rodents

Whether your problem is mosquitoes, house flies, fruit flies or moths, you can use essential oils in your diffuser to deter these critters from entering your home. Rodents aren’t fond of essential oils either…especially peppermint.

9. Keeps You Cool

(While it might make you appear more eco-savvy to your friends and family, that’s not the kind of ‘cool’ we’re referring to.)

In the heat of the summer months, running the air conditioner all day and all night is a surefire way to send your electric bill through the roof. Instead, try diffusing your favorite crisp, cooling minty essential oils in the rooms where you spend the most time to help you beat the heat.

10. Saves Money

So far we’ve covered the top nine reasons that owning a diffuser is an investment in your health and well-being, but it’s more than just that. With all of the versatile uses for essential oil diffusers around the home which ultimately lead to less doctor visits, lower electric bills, fewer cups of coffee, and better productivity; you will soon discover that this handy little device is a money-saver as well!

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