The environment and the resources it provides are fundamental to our life as an essential oil company. In wanting to spread the natural benefits our planet offers, we are always focused on how our actions will have an impact for everyone. Learn how we use our resources wisely – plus suggestions you can take to improve your footprint – to increase the sustainability of our environment.
What is Sustainability?
Sustainability can be defined in a few ways. The most basic definition refers to the ability of an object or system to be maintained at a certain rate or level. Applied more specifically to the environment, sustainability looks at how well an ecosystem can remain diverse and be productive indefinitely. Sustainability is also concerned with the role of every living thing reaching a balance. Can this plant, animal, or way of living be able to last forever?
According to the EPA, “Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.”
Part of Our Mission
Sustainability is such an integral part of our company’s ideals, it is included as part of our mission statement. “Our means of achieving this goal is through socially-conscious practices that proactively enrich the lives of everyone who supports the farming, distillation, and packaging of our products worldwide.” We must pay attention to our actions as a company because they affect not just our environment but the environment of our children, future generations, and everyone of planet Earth.
An Example: Sandalwood
In working to provide the luxurious and popular Sandalwood essential oil for our customers, we learned that some varieties are becoming endangered or close to extinction due to over-harvesting. Therefore, we limit our demand in an effort to help maintain these sacred trees. While trying and evaluating the various types of Sandalwood, we also discovered that each unique aroma was very complementary and six particular species blended nicely together. We could spread out and lessen our impact on each species by needing less of each species. United from around the world, our Sandalwood Sustainable World Blend provides all the benefits of this amazing essential oil while helping keep our commitment to the environment.
We also encourage all of our Advisors and customers to support sustainability. There are many ways that we can “go green” to help the environment in our daily lives. Simple steps such as conserving water and electricity usage in your home add up. Be sure to take advantage of local recycling programs to reduce your impact. Evaluate your transportation situation to see if walking, biking, carpooling, or a more fuel efficient vehicle could lower your consumption of gasoline.
Simply using essential oils to replace some products around the house can improve your environmental impact. By using natural chemicals from plants instead of synthetic toxins created in test tubes, you can put fewer deadly compounds into the environment. The most popular products for replacement are harsh household cleaners that can easily be switched out for effective essential oils.
- Create your own room spray to refresh the air
- Make a counter cleaner with Wild Orange
- Eliminate odors by diffusing Restore™ Cleansing Blend
- Guard your home from germs with Shield™ Protective Blend
However you choose to “go green” and support sustainability, know that what you do today affects everyone’s future.
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