What are Essential Oils and How to I use them?

What are Essential Oils

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health care practices.

 

Why DoTERRA Essential Oils Products?

When you choose dōTERRA®, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Each dōTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade dōTERRA essential oils.

 

How Do I Use Essential Oils?

Aromatic

Essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air.

Topical

Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and many can be safely applied topically when used in conjunction with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Internal

Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions.

 

Avon Animal Testing: What’s the Truth?

Avon Animal Testing

Does Avon Inc. test on Animals? The short answer is…no…and yes.

The news was broken after animal rights organization PETA removed the companies from their cruelty-free list after discovering that they had returned to using testing on animals for their products in certain countries. The three companies began the tests again in order to satisfy regulations from the Chinese government so they could sell their products in China.

While it’s true that PETA includes Avon on its “companies that do test on animals” list, that categorization is not completely accurate.  There are two companies that do business selling Avon Products.

New Avon is the company for North America, covering Canada, US and Puerto Rico.  New Avon has not tested on animals since 1989 and still does not.

Avon Inc is the company for Euro and Asia.  They also do not use animal testing for the majority of their products, but they do make exceptions in countries where local laws mandate additional safety testing on animals be performed:

In June 1989 Avon Inc, announced a permanent end to animal testing of our products. Avon was the first major cosmetic company in the world to end animal testing. For more than 25 years Avon Inc. has substantiated the safety of its products without animal testing.

Avon Inc. does not conduct nor request animal testing in order to substantiate the safety or efficacy of any of its products or raw ingredients. Our approach to safety evaluation utilizes extrapolations from existing data as well as from computational modeling, in vitro (test tube/cell culture) testing and clinical tests on human volunteers. In some countries, some products may be required by law to undergo additional safety testing, and this may include animal tests. In these instances, Avon Inc. has attempted to persuade the requesting authority to accept non-animal test data.

What does “except where required by law” mean?

Some scientific or regulatory authorities may still conduct or require animal testing by law of cosmetic products or ingredients to demonstrate safety. For example, before we are able to import any of our products into China, the Chinese government requires all importers of cosmetics, including us, to pay for animal testing that is conducted by a government-mandated laboratory in China. Since 2016, some of these laws have changed through the constant education that Avon Inc. and other companies provide to these countries to find alternatives to testing.

I am opposed to animal testing. Can I still use Avon products with confidence?

You can be confident that both Avon companies share your commitment. Opposition to animal testing and respect for animal welfare has been a cornerstone of Avon’s product safety program since 1989 when Avon became the first major cosmetic company to end animal testing. We do not test on animals today. Instead, we use non-animal product safety testing methods. Unfortunately, a few countries require additional safety testing, which may include animal testing. Avon, in partnership with other organizations, works to help advance government acceptance of alternative non-animal testing methods. But if a compromise cannot be reached, we must comply with the testing required by local law. Animal testing is an issue faced by all global beauty companies. Our shared goal is to permanently end all requirements for animal testing wherever they exist, around the world.

Can’t you choose not to sell your products in these countries?

Over our 130 year history Avon has served as an agent of positive change for critical issues, including women’s empowerment, human rights, environmental sustainability, diversity, animal welfare and much more. When faced with challenging situations around the world, our commitment is to remain in the countries affected and work to bring about change, such as the acceptance of non-animal testing methods. Abandoning a market does not help bring about a solution.

As an individual corporation doing business responsibly around the world, Avon does not believe it is in a position to call out specific countries and governments. However, in some countries where we do business additional safety testing is sometimes required by law. We are encouraged to see that China recently eliminated the animal testing requirement for certain products. However the country still requires testing on “special use” products (sunscreens, anti-pigmentation/whitening product, deodorant, fitness/slimming products, breast beautifying products, depilatories, hair growth products, hair perm and hair dyes).

It should also be noted that the laws requiring animal testing in countries such as Brazil and China have changed since PETA decided to boot Avon from its “companies that do not test on animals” list. For instance, in January 2014 Governor Geraldo Alckmin signed a bill that prohibited cosmetics testing on animals in Sao Paulo, Brazil. China has also decided to lift the animal testing requirement on ordinary cosmetics produced and sold in that country.

It is not wholly accurate to say, however, that these companies have “resumed animal testing.”

So again, New Avon, the company that does business in North America does not and has not tested on animals since 1989. No products made or sold in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico have been tested on animals.

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Buy Avon – Shop the Current Avon Campaign Sales online

Current Avon Catalog

In the beginning of each new Avon campaign, I’ll be showcasing the best sales and deals found in each new Avon Catalog as well as fan favorites, beauty tips, tutorials and our newest products.  So make sure to check this page often as it will change every two weeks with each new Avon Campaign.  Click on the Avon Brochures below to Shop Avon and view the Avon Catalog online.

Avon offers you multiple ways of shopping online, sales and promotions to help you save on your online orders.

You can Shop Avon brochures online, so whether you like to take a look at a paper copy, and would like to sign up to have the Catalog to your home, or you like to browse the Avon Catalog online, you get the same deals and discounts as you would if I was visiting you personally. My website switches over to a new Avon Campaign every two weeks.

Two ways to Shop Avon Online

$$$$  Are you tired of JUST getting by? Need additional income?  $$$$

Work Avon around your life!! Be your own boss!
Sell Avon with Liz today @ www.StartAvon.com Use Reference code: LIZMETCALF
National Team all over the USA! Know someone who could use some extra $ please share this information with my links on social Media.

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Stop the Madness! Start Anew – Anew Skincare

For thousands of years, skincare has been a top beauty priority of women around the world. And even some of today’s anti-aging techniques seem strange or extreme. When women were self-conscious of their fine lines in ancient Egypt, the go-to treatment was a milk and honey facial. It might have tasted nice, but it probably didn’t do much to eliminate wrinkles. 1,500 years later, give or take, the ancient Greeks developed a seaweed mask technique that is still being used by some today looking to moisturize and provide a more even complexion. Things got gross in the Land of the Rising Sun where bird poo facials were all the rage. And a geological approach was taken in the Middle Ages when women would lick an amethyst and rub it on their faces to try to achieve a youthful look. Even as recently as the 20th century, women would wear tin foil masks or go through dangerous radium treatments to firm and plump up their skin.Today, things are still strange. Baby food facials, bee venom masks, kitty litter facials, leech face-lifts, and oxygen masks are used to fight signs of aging.Stop the madness! Start ANEW. Those extreme measures of skincare treatment aren’t necessary thanks to ANEW, the complete solution for anti-aging from Avon. Wrinkles, fine lines, uneven complexion, dry skin, and other signs of aging don’t stand a chance. Click Here to learn more about ANEW.