There are so many oil companies out there, how do you know you are receiving a pure essential oil? You can even find pure essential oils at the grocery store, however, be wary of the quality. 100% pure means that when an oil is tested a certain percentage of the oil is 100% purely what they have labeled it to be. So to get a certified pure oil you need to look at the standard for picking where an oil is sourced from (what part of the world), the farm that nurtures the plants or trees, and the process of distillation. You want to pick a company that has the highest integrity in all of these areas.
Did you know that where you get a plant, when it is harvested, how it is nurtured affects the oil that is produced? Think about this with the food you eat. Have you ever eaten an orange out of season? It is bitter, it doesn’t taste good. An orange that is fresh in season is mouthwatering and divine! So too, it is crucial for the therapeutic effects of the oils on our bodies to be the highest, for the oil to be from the purest source and the greatest care taken in all of the processes with every aspect of making the oil. Every aspect of the planting, growing, nurturing, distilling process affects the chemical constituents that are in the oil. The chemical constituents in an essential oil determines how well the body can assimilate and use it to support your overall health.
Why don’t all companies have Therapeutic Grade oils?
It is expensive to produce. It may require several hundred pounds of plant material to extract 1 pound of pure oil. Most oils that are produced today are for the perfume industry where they are trying to get the most aroma for the cheapest price. In the perfume industry they use high pressured, high temperature, rapid processing with chemical solvents that strip the oil of most, if not all, of their healing properties. The perfume may smell really good, but it is not natural and losing it’s healing power. Many essential oil companies use the same processes to create their essential oils to keep their cost down.
Pure Therapeutic Safety
Certified Therapeutic Grade Oils are safe to use aromatically, topically and internally. They are also considered food grade. The oils that are safe to take internally have a supplemental label of nutritional facts on them. Be careful with essential oils, just because a company says they are 100% pure does not mean that the only thing in that bottle of oil is pure essential oil. A good way to check this is to see if there is a label that says “not for internal use.” EIf an Essential oil cannot be taken internally, it is not pure!! Exceptions would be essential oil blends that are made to soothe muscles and should be applied topically. Essential oils can also be pure enough to ingest but not made from the highest source or quality in processing. Some companies also sell diluted or watered down formulas of oils, to cut costs, which will not give the same health results.
So how do I find a company that has pure essential oils?
Do your research. Search the internet. Ask your friends what companies they use and why. Take your overall health back into your hands by researching what’s best for you and then giving your body the whole nutrition it needs. If you’d like my recommendation of what company I use, send me your question through the contact form.
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