Use essential oils for better health

| 27 Sep 2017 | 05:35

By Laurie Gordon
— On Saturday, the Sparta Library is going to smell great. Essential oil expert, Perri O'Flynn, will be doing an interactive presentation at 9:30 am about using essential oils instead of chemicals around the home.
O'Flynn said, “I became involved with essential oils after undergoing brain surgery to remove a brain tumor. It was a wake up call to start taking control of my health and my family’s health. She added, “I became aware of all the toxic chemicals that are in our everyday products and it really scared me. I was shocked to learn that only 5-10% of cancers are from gene defects; which means that 90-95% of cancer cases are from environmental causes. What we’re allowing into our homes matters. I knew there had to be a better way.”
O'Flynn explained, “Essential oils are the most powerful part of the plant…the life blood of the plant. Distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, fruit, rinds and resins. When created correctly they can be used to provide support for body systems and emotions as well as an alternative to toxic products.”
She illustrates how essential oils are used throughout her family’s entire day. “From the time we wake up, until the time our heads hit the pillows, we use them in so many ways, O'Flynn said. “To start our day: we take oil-infused supplements, diffuse our 'morning wake up' blend, use non-toxic soap, toothpaste and make up, apply essential oils to our bodiesand leave the house feeling protected and supported.” She added, “Throughout the day we are reaching for oils to combat germs, keep our energy up and stay focused. Our evening routine is similar, but we focus on winding down with oil-infused bath products and a calming blend of oils in the diffuser…then its nighty-night.”
Citing some statistics, O'Flynn said, “The average person applies 300 chemicals to their body every single day… 80 of those are often applied before breakfast—soap, makeup, shampoo and hair care. Some of the biggest pollutants in our home are fabric softeners, dryer sheets, air freshener plug-ins and candles. We were literally poisoning our family every day with stuff like bright blue dish soap, kitchen cleaners and more. Health and safety data only exists for fifteen percent of the 100k chemicals out there, even though so many are known to cause asthma, cancer and endocrine disruption.”
O'Flyn said that detoxing their home and bodies didn't happen overnight as she'll explain in her workshop on Saturday. “Essential oils are the bridge to natural living. If this is something that is important. I invite you to learn more about how easy it is to join us on this wellness journey to clean living.”
O'Flynn will also discuss brands of essential oils. “United States, there is no regulatory definition for 'essential oils,' the law treats ingredients from plants the same as those from any other source. So labeling an essential oil as '100% pure,' even if it’s not, is not only common, it’s totally legal. Pesticides, pollution, previously farmed land also affect the quality of an oil.”
On Saturday, head to the Sparta Library for this free presentation all about essential oils.
“Essential oils are a better way and you don’t need to be an aromatherapist to use them. They are so versatile and there are endless uses. The easiest way to use them to support your family’s wellness is by diffusing them into the air in a cool-mist, ultrasonic diffuser can purify the air, support emotions and combat germs. Just be sure to avoid cheap diffusers, because some oils can break down cheap grades of plastic and diffuse those petrochemicals into the air.”
Saturday's hands-on event is free of charge and will teach how to kick the toxins in your home to the curb. O'Flynn will walk participants through step by step.
“It’s easy, simple and it’s a small change you can make to protect your family and take charge of what’s in your house,” she said.
The event is one of Sparta Public Library's Back To School events and will be held from 9:30-11:30, on Saturday (September 30). RSVP to Library at 973-729-3101. Reach out with questions to: Perri O’Flynn at