A little true story for you. Years ago I was having a conversation with one of my best friends who happens to be a nurse. She was telling me about a grandmother, mother, and 11 year old boy who had gone to see a Dr. because the boy was growing moobs(man boobs). Through a series of questions they discovered that the grandmother had been putting lavender essential oil on his pillow at night, and I remember thinking that essential oils didn’t have hormones so how could that happen?
I did a little digging and what I discovered was that synthetic fragrance which is literally everything is an endocrine disruptor, which means it affects your hormones. SO gross right?Grandma at some point probably heard that lavender was calming and bought a cheap knock off version that was actually synthetic fragrance without even knowing it. I dug even deeper and found that specifically synthetic lavender, and synthetic tea tree have been proven to spike estrogen levels, so that oil was causing that boys boobs to grow. Essential oils have become so popular you can buy them even at some gas stations. Please don’t ever buy them from there or we will be in a fight.
I want you to consider this even a bit farther. There is a lot of estrogen dominant breast cancer out there. This is why it is SO important to clean up your household products and get away from anything that has fragrance in the label. Imagine all the products with synthetic lavender and tea tree spiking estrogen levels in someone fighting an estrogen dominant breast cancer. Ugh i know. Some of the household items you will find it in are body soaps, dish soaps, body lotions, make-up, cleaning products, shampoo and conditioners, deodorant, and laundry detergent.
The problem is essential oils are not a food or drug the FDA does not monitor the ingredients, and there are a LOT of companies claiming to have “pure” ingredients that are actually synthetic fragrance versions of the actual plant, or have additives to make the oil go farther and create more of a profit. Not only will these knock off oils not give you the same therapeutic result you are looking for but also can be very harmful for your health.
One of the reasons why I recommend doTERRRA”s oils is because of their commitment to quality and purity. Every single batch of oils goes through multiple in house tests, and third party testing to prove it is 100% pure. If you want to learn more about exactly what they do as a company click this link. https://www.doterra.com/US/en/cptg-testing-process
To purchase essential oils at wholesale click this link, and reach out to me for personal recommendations or if you have any questions. XO