Is Using Essential Oils Environmentally Friendly?
Essential oils are big business and there are plenty of growers out there who are not too concerned with sustainability , however I am careful to choose oils with a clear sustainability policy, and have a stock of sustainable organic oils that I would love to increase – however it’s down to whether customers choose to have treatments using them.
I suggest being mindful of your use of the oils – they are highly concentrated and take large quantities of plant matter to produce. Think before burning them for long periods of time in your difusers!
If you use them intelligently they can help you to stay well mentally and physically, “they can reduce our reliance on petro-chemical synthetics and big pharma and be a precious, considered resource in a eco-conscious world.
Think about bringing back your bottles and jars for refills – I will gladly refill for you and this will save you money too!
Sustainable growing of plants, like lavender for example, can provide an abundance of nectar for honey bees. Without bees we cannot survive so having a part of our natural environment used for growing outdoor crops that the bees like is doing them a real favour, as far as I can see.
“With many and increasing acres of lavender in bloom thru the summer months this flower is regarded as the dominant floral source for our summer honey. Bees and lavender are a beautiful synergy we all feel privileged to witness. Lavender provides nectar and pollen to the bees and the bees promote plant reproduction starting the hormonal reaction seminal in each flower’s seed and setting off (sic) the process which also facilitates the flowers yield of essential oil.”