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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the risks of commercial cosmetics?

Most commercially produced cosmetic products are loaded with chemicals such as parabens and propylene glycol (better known as antifreeze). These chemical preservatives allow for varying storage conditions and a shelf life in excess of three years. Even those labeled "natural" often contain synthetic additives or chemically modified natural substances. These chemicals and modified substances are absorbed through the skin and are not only a primary source of skin irritations, but are now being associated with a variety of health problems from cancer and organ problems to nervous system damage and more.

At least 33% of the population develops allergic reactions to cosmetic product chemicals used in delivering ingredients to the skin cells. Chemical petroleum by-products used in many cosmetic products are associated with immune system degradation, hormonal disruption, and premature skin aging. Sodium lauryl sulfate, a common ingredient in skin care products, is a toxic solvent used to clean grease from garage floors and actually dissolves the skin’s protective proteins and oils.

Are products approved by the Food and Drug Administration always safe?

Not always. According to the Environmental Working Group’s latest Skin Report, 74% of all cosmetic products have harmful ingredients with at least 51% of them having known cancer causing agents. Many synthetic ingredients used in cosmetics in the United States have been banned in Europe for decades due to their known links as dangerous health hazards and skin destroyers. In fact, more than 450 personal care ingredients have been outlawed over the past 67 years by the European Union, whereas only nine have been outlawed by the United States FDA over the same time period.

Does product packaging make a difference?

Absolutely. Plastic containers leak a toxin called phthalates into liquid solutions they contain. These store in the body and are associated with numerous health problems from breast cancer to reproductive abnormalities. Purely Clear products are bottled in glass to avoid the xenoestrogens and numerous harmful chemicals that seep from plastic containers into the solution they contain. Remember, what you put on your skin is absorbed in the blood and cells.

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Are commercial skin resurfacing and rejuvenation techniques safe?

Not always. In fact, many common skin treatments such as peels, acids, dermabrasion, and resurfacing destroy telomeres which are at the end of each chromosome in the cell. The destruction of these telomeres leads to more quickly aging cells in the long run.

The common 'sanding and peeling' approach to anti-aging of skin causes stimulation of collagen production in response to irritation. This process actually leads to thinning skin, destruction of the lipid barrier, increased vulnerability to sun damage and tiring of collagen producing fibroblasts.

What are the benefits of essential oils?

Research has shown that individuals who regularly use essential oils not only have a higher resistance to colds, flu and other diseases but also actually recover 60% - 75% faster if they do contract an illness than those who don't use essential oils.

We are alive or dead by electrical frequency/energy. Our electrical frequency/energy drops with depression and disease. One of the most effective ways to raise electrical frequency/energy levels in the body is through the use of essential oils. Topical use of essential oils can reach every cell in the body within 20 minutes of application. It is interesting to note that rose oil (roses are often associated with love) has the highest measured frequency/energy of any essential oil.

How can I be sure that essential oils actually work?

If you want proof that what you put on your skin is absorbed throughout your body's cells, massage garlic oil on the bottom of your feet and you will taste it in your mouth within minutes. Essential oils have been used for centuries throughout the world. In fact, there are nearly 200 references to essential oils in the Bible.

How safe are commercial acne treatments?

Often they are quite dangerous. Commonly used prescription acne medicines have not only caused many deaths but have also caused severe birth defects in the offspring of their users.

Most conventional acne treatments rapidly dry out the skin. The oil glands must overproduce to compensate for the induced dryness which leads to more clogged pores and acne.

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