027: Pros & Cons of Fragrances and Plant Oils In Skin Care Products w/ Kristi Blustein

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Many natural skincare products claim to be preservative- and fragrance-free, but certain preservatives are sometimes put into products without the consumer knowing. 

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My guest, Kristi Blustein, is an Ayurvedic Specialist, an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, an Aromatherapist, an Herbalist, a Pancha Karma Specialist, and Founder and Creator of KHUS+KHUS (modern herbal fusion). KHUS+KHUS is one of my absolute favorite skincare lines.

In this episode, we take a closer look at the potential pros and cons of having fragrance and adulterated plant oils in natural skincare products. 

Are you sensitive to fragrance in your skincare products? Tell us in the comments!


In this episode

  • Why removing gluten is important if you've got skin rash issues (HINT: it's not about whether you have a sensitivity to gluten or not)
  • Greenwashing in the skin care industry.
  • Concerns that essential oils are adulterated before being added to skin care products.
  • Can consumers tell whether their “natural, green” products have unnatural preservatives in them?
  • Why add CBD oil to skin care products



“Essential oils are known in the aromatherapy world to be adulterated. It's cheaper.” [3:00]

“CBD is an anti-inflammatory, a nervine sedative, a relaxant.” [9:30]

“We're still learning. But what I understand about the plant is that it fits into cellular activity like a puzzle piece.” [9:50]



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"CBD is an anti-inflammatory, a nervine sedative, a relaxant."

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS is an integrative Clinical Nutritionist and the founder of Skinterrupt. She works with women who are fed up with chronic gut and skin rash issues discover the root causes and create a plan to get them back to a fuller, richer life.

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