Let’s Talk About Essential Oil QUALITY

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Unfortunately, most essential oils on the market today, are of little value to your health. Some can even be toxic.

There are four recognized grades of essential oils:

#1 – “Synthetic” or “Adulterated”

  • created in a factory
  • lowest grade
  • cheapest (You get what you pay for.)

#2 – “Natural” and “Pure”

In this case, “Natural” and “Pure” probably doesn’t mean what you may think… they may be processed to point of having little or no beneficial compounds left.

  • most commonly sold
  • “natural” & “pure”… are just marketing hype

#3 – Certified “Therapeutic” Grade

  • Low heat distilled
  • or cold pressed
  • retains all beneficial compounds
  • may or may not have been sprayed with pesticides before being harvested
  • manufacturer selfcertifies quality, rather than Independent third party

#4 – Certified “Organic”

  • Highest grade
  • retains beneficial properties
  • free of pesticides and chemicals
  • third-party certified for purity.

Points to remember:

  • Creating true quality essential oils starts with harvesting high quality plants, grown in organic soil in their natural environment, and harvested when their beneficial compounds are at peak.
  • They should be extracted using low-heat steam distillation, cold pressed, or CO2 extraction (none of which uses chemicals).
  • Essential oils should be bottled in dark glass containers which protects them from losing their potency.

When purchasing… CAREFULLY read the labelling!

Look for:

  • Latin name
  • country of origin
  • growing method
  • extraction process

These details should be listed clearly on the bottle. If it’s not, DON’T buy it!

Next Article – What Makes Essential Oils So Beneficial?

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