Leading off from my last blog post about wellness bloggers, I decided to have some fun, so I’ve dedicated a whole section of my blog to just this subject. Yes, I am going to be writing about all the idiocy of the self-proclaimed wellness bloggers who love to promote anything and everything just to get you to buy or subscribe to their wellness programs.
Yes, I am going to debunk the testimonials, after all, you can make anything up and plaster it all over your website, you can also pay for them as well after all James is the most popular name in United States. If you are smart you can even find out the most popular names by state.
So as you can see, it is real easy “to fake it till you make it”, but at who’s expense? Yours and yours only! Wellness bloggers love to tell you how they cured their own diseases, mental health conditions, addictions and even cancer through coffee enemas, self love, drinking green juices, cutting diary, eating gluten free, and even using aromatherapy. Of course they have “all researched” their content. I’m going to debunk these so-called “well researched” “wellness bloggers” who claim they are “well educated” and prove that their propaganda is just, well…. propaganda.
Now you may be familiar with my blog post about essential oils and the dangers of putting them into food. Yet I was really intrigued by this blog post of a “homemade ‘non-toxic’ chesty rub”. Well the curiosity was answered as soon as I clicked on the post and saw the list of ingredients. I was now livid, annoyed, enraged at the outmost stupidity of such an ignorant blog post. Now, I really don’t know why I was so worked up and annoyed, as I am fully aware that wellness bloggers often lack basic common sense, credibility, and make idiotic statements about health and wellness. These are often so far-fetched that the average person will often fall off their seat from laughing so hard, and with they’ll have credible health professionals shaking their heads, lost for words in total disbelief. Except in this case, it can endanger a child’s life, so it’s no longer a laughing matter. Let’s look at the ingredients, of this so called “non-toxic” chesty rub.
1/8 cup organic beeswax beads/pastilles
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
20 drops eucalyptus
10 drops peppermint
5 drops frankincense,
5 drops tea-tree (melaleuca),
5 drops lavender
Now 20 drops of eucalyptus oil is approximately 1 millilitre. It is also a known fact that 3.5 millilitres of eucalyptus oils can be fatal to humans. Yes fatal! Now put this rub onto a small child, and you can now begin to worry. According to research, eucalyptus oil should never be given to children, whether orally or topically. Give this dose to a child … well, you can now begin to understand why I’m so worked up – and this is just the beginning.
Now let’s add 10 drops of peppermint oil to the already, almost fatal mixture. Yes, my blood pressure is now raising. Peppermint oil is also not supposed to be given to an infant or small child. Peppermint oil applied to the face or chest of infants can cause life-threatening breathing problems, including apnea, laryngeal and bronchial spasms and acute respiratory distress. This has also been suggested by the National Association Holistic Aromatherapy. According to research there is insufficient evidence for the use of peppermint oil for the treatment of coughs and colds, or as a treatment for lung infections.
So now I can barely breathe, but I will continue.
Now let’s add frankincense oil, to the mixture. I have no idea why it is added to the mixture as there is not enough evidence or research into frankincense oil, about the effects, uses,
interactions or long term health effects, let alone the consequences or health complications it may have on children. I think it may have been added to the mixture to make it a more potent concoction.
By now I am really not feeling well. I really think I’m going to puke.
Now let’s add the tea tree oil ingredient of the mixture, which I’m sure you’ve noticed, has “poison” printed all over the bottle.
And now I’m having heart palpitations.
Tea tree oil can cause bad breath, depressed behaviour, diarrhea, drowsiness, fatigue, inflammation of the mouth, muscle tremors, nausea, skin irritation, burning, drying, eczema, fluid build-up, itching, rash, redness, scaling, warmth, and toxicity in human skin cells – just to name a few.
Tea tree oil also needs to be used cautiously as it may cause a severe widespread rash when mixed with lavender oil. So, you can forget about rushing your child to the nearest hospital as tea tree oil can case interactions with antihistamines, antibiotics and other medications including herbs and supplements.
Just to let you know, you should also avoid applying tea tree oil to the skin of boys before puberty, as it can may cause gynecomastia, which is growth of the breast tissue, especially when tea tree oil is mixed with lavender oil. The same may occur when applying around the breast tissue of girls.
And sure enough, Lavender oil is also added to this potentially toxic rub. So apart from boys growing breasts, to having a widespread rash, what side effects can Lavender oil cause in young children…..
I think I feel a heart attack coming on!
Lavender oil considered to be one of the mildest of all essential oils, but doctors are concerned with the possibility of allergenic skin reactions and irritations. This study demonstrated that lavender oil is cytotoxic – toxic to human skin cells The fact that there is very little scientific evidence out there about the use of lavender oil, and the effects it may have, means it is probably best not to use, even on children and ESPECIALLY BOYS!!
So with all these wellness bloggers so dedicated to health and wellness, it seems that they know very little if anything about health and wellness. In fact it’s seems that they love to promote the exact opposite. Which is why I have all these symptoms right now, heart palpitations, nausea, blood pressure, and shortness of breath. I’m sure it is a sign of a heart attack, but hey I’m certain these wellness bloggers, would say it’s just anxiety, try some Lavender oil.
I think I better call 000.