5. They don’t cause harmful addictions
There are many OTC medicines that have brain altering effects. They cause our bodies to need the chemical they provide which leads to addiction. In a report by drugabuse.gov, OTC and prescription medicine is ranked as the second leading cause of addiction in teens.
One frequent addiction is to OTC sleeping pills. Purchasing OTC sleeping pills are more dangerous than prescription because they are not monitored by a doctor.
Essential oils are addiction free. Using a sleep-inducing blend in a diffuser or on the bottoms of the feet has the same effect as sleeping pills without the consequences.
6. No risks of death or injury due to recalls
It seems like every day on the news I hear about another OTC drug being recalled and everything from Tylenol to Pepto-Bismol has been contaminated with some harmful substance. Then there is the rush to comb through the medicine cabinet, scouring each bottle to make sure it doesn’t have the same lot or serial number as the recall.
You can rest easy knowing that the essential oils in your cabinet are safe as long as you have purchased quality oils. Filling your cabinet with pure therapeutic oils will give you the assurance that you can treat your children’s ailments immediately without having to search the Internet for a recall first.
7. I want what’s best for my child: 100% natural organic products without chemicals
We read food labels trying to make sure we are not pumping our kids full of additives and complex chemicals. Well, if you were to take a look at the label on an OTC medicine, you may be surprised to find those same additives and chemicals you are trying to avoid.
Although not all oils are the same, you can research and find essential oils that are organically grown in the natural habitat of the plant. These oils will be pure and undiluted without chemical solvents.
Do your research before purchasing essential oils and consult with your child’s doctor before using them to treat your children. You may find that they are a better choice for you and your family too.