183: Be a Chemical Awareness Advocate for your Kids

183: Be a Chemical Awareness Advocate for your Kids

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Did you know that an hour of burning a candle is equivalent to the damage done by smoking a cigarette? Today we touch on the subjects of chemical awareness, as well as healthy and effective ways to use essential oils with children. Jackie Kartak is a mother of two and a passionate wellness advocate. She is a certified natural health professional, a doctor of naturopathy, and she’s the author of the children’s book, That Kids Book About Essential Oils. 

What is clean living worth to you? So many people make the choice to go the cheap route with their personal care products, with the mindset of “if it was that bad for me, it wouldn’t be for sale”. Jackie Kartak is here to remind us that the most common ingredients in our products are proven to be hazardous to humans (with the vast majority banned in other countries). It’s time to wake up to the patterns of illness in our culture, to the ingredients we and our children ingest and absorb, and to make intelligent choices about our health. 

In this Episode You’ll Discover:

  • What inspired Jackie to write the book That Kids Book About Essential Oils (5:15) 

  • What’s in the book? (6:40) 

  • Why she decided to become a Doctor of Naturopathy (7:35) 

  • The difference between using essential oils on adults vs. on children vs. on babies (8:50) 

  • Some ways Jackie uses essential oils with her children (10:10) 

  • Oils she uses during the “icky season” (11:25) 

  • The importance of shifting away from chemically-laden personal care products (15:20) 

Resources mentioned in this week’s episode include:

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Recipes Mentioned in this Episode: 

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Gardener’s Best Friend Hand Salve

From: The Herbal Academy

DIY dugout: Sarah Reister


  • ¼ cup deodorized cocoa butter 

  • 7 ½ teaspoons beeswax pastilles 

  • ½ cup unrefined coconut oil 

  • ⅛ cup avocado oil 

  • ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil 

  • 5 drops lemon essential oil 

  • 5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil 

  • 6 ounce metal tin or 3- 2 ounce tins 


  • Using a double broiler, combine cocoa butter and beeswax. Heat over a soft boil until melted, stirring often with a whisk. Add coconut oil and avocado oil. Whisk over heat until melted. 

  • Remove from heat and pour in vitamin E oil. Whisk well while adding drops of essential oils. 

  • Pour salve mixture into tin a half of an inch from the top. 

  • Allow to completely cool before placing lid on tin, approximately 2 hours. 

The Essential Oil Revolution Podcast features many Young Living Essential Oil Independent Distributors but is a completely separate entity from the company. Any information on the show in no way reflects the words or advice of Young Living Essential Oils. The information given on the show is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure, or treat anyone.

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