1 day ago
Guys. I love Target, and I LOVE the dollar spot! It’s like sunshine on a cloudy day lol. 😂 Seriously, today it’s been nasty and rainy outside and the one thing I wanted to do was get out and check out Target’s dollar spot (aka #bullseyesplayground )! And I found some really cute things that I’m pretty excited about!
I also found something pretty scary though: fake “essential oils” labeled as true essential oils. That’s a little disheartening because I think many people don’t know the difference between real therapeutic grade essential oils and perfume grade “essential oils.” I use the quotation marks because let’s be real here, these are NOT essential oils. And I’m not picking on Target. They’re simply trying to follow the EO trend and offer a product they think people will buy.
Buyer beware though! These are not essential oils!
So what’s inside? Scroll to see ingredients on the back of each.. Olive oil (not organic so it probably contains pesticides), mineral oil (made from petroleum), tocopheryl acetate (synthetic vitamin E which can cause skin irritation), fragrance/parfume (which likely contains hundreds if not thousands of synthetic, petroleum-based chemicals linked to headaches, endocrine disruption and even cancer), and essential oil (not organic, so again, the concentration of pesticides will be high). In situations like this even the small amount of essential oil in the mix could be a chemical storm. Without transparency and internal controls to ensure essential oil quality, this essential oil technically could be anything.
Since there is no regulation on essential oils and what can be labeled as an essential oil, you really have to find a company that does all the quality control themselves. THIS is why I choose and love Young Living. They are the ONLY company who owns their own farms and operates with so much transparency that you could actually go visit a farm yourself to see the process. Other companies work with 3rd party brokers who are in it to make money for themselves and there’s nothing to prove they care about your well-being, they’re far removed from the final product. Quality matters, especially with EOs! 💚