All essential oils are not equal.
Essential oils are harvested worldwide, and the method and means vary widely. While the FDA regulates dietary supplements and/or cosmetic products and the FDC regulates advertising claims of such products, there are other unregulated factors that can impact the quality of essential oils, such as how the oil are harvested, manufactured, stored, and distributed.
For this reason, it’s important as consumers to be aware and find reputable sources that sell quality essential oils, especially if you want to use them for health purposes. Here are some helpful questions to ask when purchasing essential oils:
- What is the Latin name of the essential oil? This ensures you are getting the right oil as some plants (i.e. lavendar) have several species available to harvest.
- Where were the plants grown? Quality can vary by country. To know its significance takes extra research by the consumer, but an indication of it reflects that the company is marketing to knowledgeable consumers.
- What is the cost? While cost does not necessarily reflect value, cheaper is not always better in this case. It costs money to harvest quality, and you get what you pay for.
- Does it smell like it should? Rancid is not a blend.
- Is it harvested from the wild or grown organically? Essential oils in the U.S. are not regulated in this area, but some European brands are. It’s worth looking into as it can, again, reflect on the company.
If you want to learn more about the various qualities of essential oils available today, consider joining us this afternoon (2:o0PM) at Body Moves where Susie Bender, dōTERRA Wellness Advocate and Body Moves student, will share her knowledge and expertise with us!
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