Understanding Personal Care for Men.
Men need clean personal care just as much as women. Nearly all store-bought products contain some unwanted combination of active and inactive ingredients. Just like women, men deserve the opportunity to seek products that do not have added sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, dyes, synthetic colorants, or EDTA.
Personal care products tend to have a laundry list of undesired ingredients with poor overall regulation. The EWG has written on this extensively on their Skin Deep website. On their site, many of the known personal care ingredients are ranked according to known research on laboratory animal, and occasionally human, subjects. There is a consensus amongst several health and longevity experts that theorize natural aging could actually be a result of our environmental stress factors that impose on our body over time.
The unfortunate reality is that we only have control of a portion of our environment. Some things are unavoidable such as air pollution or groundwater contamination. However, we can choose to limit the overall exposure of environmental contaminants by seeking safer personal care products. This is why I almost always make my own soaps, creams, lotions, and body sprays. I am ultimately in control of most, or all, of my ingredients. By utilizing essential oils and organic carrier oils, we can aid in reducing overall accumulated exposure to the aforementioned toxins.
In reality, the integumentary system (our skin) is the largest organ system in the body. Remember that any time you are putting anything directly onto it. Although it serves as the first barrier in immunology, it can also serve as a conduit to the bloodstream for whatever we place onto it.
As mentioned, we make many of our own products and my husband is even involved in the game. While there are many women that use essential oils, it is not only exclusive to us- man can use them too. If you don't like doing your own "blends", Young Living has Shutran Essential Oil. Per Young Living's website, Shutran is an empowering essential oil blend specially formulated for men to boost feelings of masculinity and confidence.
Shutran Essential Oil Products
Why use Shutran products instead of store-bought?
As always, if you are new to essential oils and do not have any of your own, consider a premium starter kit from Young Living. This is widely regarded as the simplest way to get started with essential oils. When signing up for your first kit, you will have the opportunity to choose one of our leaders. This is an important step as they will provide you with ongoing support for the lifetime of your Young Living journey at no added cost to you! You can do this simply by visiting the our team page and selecting the individual you would like as your direct upline.
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The Oil Sister
My name is Missy and I am the owner of Essentially Well LLC and the primary author of "The Oil Sister". Challenging myself to learn about natural health and wellness has been a life-changing experience for me. I want to share what I have learned with YOU!
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