How to know if your Natural products are REALLY Natural

Posted on August 25, 2013 by Melissa Auxier | 0 comments

Sometimes it's hard to tell if something is really as natural as it says.  Labels can be really misleading.  So, here are a few things to look for in natural bath and body products. 


First, if someone is selling a product with essential oils in it, make sure it comes in a colored bottle or jar.  I see so many people selling essential oil products in clear jars or bottles.  Essential oils can be harmed by heat and sunlight, the actual quality of your essential oil can be adversely affected.  Store your essential oil products out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources.  That means don't leave them in your car in the summer!


Second, always check the ingredient list, look for things like SLS(Sodium Laurel Sulfate) or like names that have been proven as harmful.  Many natural product companies use SLS and still call their products natural.


Third, if you are searching for essential oils, there are so many different types, some good, some not so good.  Try to find a reputable source, look at their history, their knowledge, how they package and ship their products.  These can all be good indicators of the quality of a product.  There are many altered essential oils out there, some contain part fragrance oils or have been watered down.  NEVER take essential oils internally unless you have done your research and have a trusted source for your essential oils.


Last,  I have been using essential oils for over 12 years and have tried many different essential oils.  I recommend you take the time to educate yourself about essential oils to know what each oil is used for and how to use it.  Don't rely on claims made by products, do the research yourself.  There are many good books and even websites that can start you on your journey.

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Welcome to Elegant Rose!

Posted on May 06, 2012 by Melissa Auxier | 0 comments

Welcome to my little corner of the world where I create all natural products to ease your mind and body of the explosion of chemicals found in so many products today.  I started my business from a personal need.  I found I was reacting to many products found in stores today and wanted to be able to use things that others could use, but in a more natural way.  So, over the years, I have been learning and creating using herbs, essential oils, clays and salts to create unique aromatherapy products to help my family and yours.

Posted in clear naturals, essential oils, handmade soap, herbs, natural bath products