“Fragrance” could be one of the most dangerous words in the English language when it’s found in an ingredient list. The word “fragrance” or “parfum” may actually refer to a blend of many undisclosed ingredients all bundled up under the umbrella of one word. In order to protect trade secrets, fragrance gets a free pass from full disclosure. This outdated regulation, designed to conceal ingredients from the eyes of corporate competitors, now does the same for consumers who are inclined to scan labels for harmful ingredients. In 2015, the International Fragrance Association released a master list of more than 3,999 chemicals used by most manufacturers. The list includes carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxicants and numerous allergens (to name a few). A fragrance can be made up of any combination of these harmful chemicals that are absorbed rapidly when inhaled or when they come in contact with our skin.
Trashing your favorite scented products (lotions, scented candles and wax melts, air fresheners, shampoo, etc.) may be a sacrifice at first, but you won’t regret tossing these things. This transition is simple with essential oils! Of course essential oils are much more than just scents, but fortunately, so many of them smell awesome! Get rid of those scented toxins and start experimenting with your diffuser! The aroma combinations are endless, and it’s encouraging to know that these scents are not only safe; they actually benefit your body as you inhale them!
And here’s a great diffusing blend I created just recently called “Signs from God”!!! (2 drops of each: Hope, Frankincense, Hinoki, Believe) Note: Oola Faith essential oil is a blend of Frankincense and Hinoki! I didn’t have Faith, but had Frankincense and Hinoki! Use your App and see what are in the blends, maybe you can make your own favorites too!
Check back tomorrow because we will be talking about products in our Bathroom / Personal Care!
We are a mother and daughter team following God's lead to inspire others. The inspiration for all of our work began in 1980. My mother suffered from a nervous breakdown after suffering for five years before she experienced a miraculous healing where God breathed life back into her and did what the doctors couldn't. Since 1980, it has been our goal to tell her story and share her testimony; however, things always seemed to get in the way. Fast forward 35 years forward and God began giving us signs that now was the time. Both of us had received signs from God over the years, and in 2014 it was apparent that it was time to finally move forward with our writing journey. I started documenting my signs from God, and then one day after praying to God I heard this relentless voice urging me to put a post on Facebook asking others for their signs from God and their loved ones. This was way out of my comfort zone, but I listened to that voice, and could not believe the outcome. The stories started flowing in so fast I couldn't keep up with them. It was apparent this was a God-driven task, and the outcome was amazing. I had never written a book before, but God led me every step of the way until it was published. Signs come in many different forms, and this book captures many of them from pennies, to feathers, to dreams, dream visits, and even spiritual encounters. It will leave you wanting to hear more, and we have so much more to tell! This book includes my mother's testimony of her miraculous healing, and it is now our goal to depict those five agonizing years of her life into a biography. You will be able to relive with us that horrific ordeal through the eyes of the mother who was trapped in her own body, and the daughter watching her once loving mother, now in a catatonic state-of-mind during a very vulnerable age when she needed her mother the most. This has been the driving force behind our writing journey and all of the inspirational messages we wish to share with others that may be struggling or needing to recognize their own signs from God.
View all posts by Wind Beneath Our Wings