In this education-packed episode, I interview Janelle Settle, a Healthy Lifestyle Promoter, all about essential oils for the home and how we can begin to incorporate non-toxic products into our home care routine. Janelle shares great tips, resources, and recipes - you don't want to miss out on this amazing episode! Let's dive on in!
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds extracted and distilled from plants (including their respective parts like seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruit, etc.) for health benefits. If you've ever come in contact with peppermint and lavender plants or orange peels, you've already experienced essential oils to some degree.
What are a few misconceptions of essential oils?
You can’t use essential oils for pets. Correction — you CAN use essential oils for pets. If oils are used properly, they can be really beneficial to pets. Check out the Essential Oil Vet on Facebook for tips.
Essential oils are a waste of money because they don’t last very long. Essential oils can actually last a long time, even sometimes longer than herbs and food in your cabinet. But make sure you’re storing them properly. If they smell weird or are discolored, they probably went bad.
Essential oils are just for diffusing. Essential oils aren’t just for diffusing! There are a myriad of ways to use essential oils — you can cook with them, clean with them, use them in your skin care routine, and more!
All essential oils are created equal. All essential oils are NOT created equal. Make sure to do your research — if you’re seeing essential oils in the $1 bin, run away!
How can we work essential oils into our homes?
Essential oils can help you replace several toxic home care products like Clorox wipes, candles, and more. From garbage disposal refreshers to stove top cleaners to laundry, essential oils can be easily worked into your daily and weekly home care routines.
Connect with Janelle
Janelle is such a great example and living proof for how essential oils can truly help us live our best, non-toxic lives. With all of the great education she provides, she makes it easy for her community to switch over to non-toxic products throughout all areas of our lives. She’s such a wealth of knowledge and such an inspiration to live healthier and I’m so grateful she took the time to chat with us. Connect with her at the following places:
Learn More About Essential Oils
Want to read more about Essential Oils? Janelle recommends the book “Modern Essentials.”
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