Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils is a potentially misleading claim. No governmental agency or generally accepted organization grades or certifies essential oils as “therapeutic grade,” “medicinal grade,” or “aromatherapy grade” in the U.S.
I know many of you will hate me for this post but it has to be said for those who are interested in learning more about Essential Oils. I encourage you to diligently research any essential oil company before choosing them as a supplier. You want an oil that is does not add any bases, fillers, additives, and is 100% pure. If it doesn’t say 100% pure. Then do NOT buy it.
Some Essential oils today are sold through Multi Level marketing companies. When going to a multi level marketing company, of course they are going to sell you their oils and say they are better than all others. I’m not saying these oils are bad, I’m just saying do your research. I have been using Essential Oils for years. Long before these companies started becoming popular I was making my own bug sprays, soaps, sunscreens and body scrubs.
I would always make sure the oil was all natural , pure , and undiluted. I was always able to read the reviews when purchasing online as well in places like Amazon.
I see NO difference when using those oils compared to the ones in my Young Living Kit. Aside from the price. Yes I tried these oils for close to a year and the only difference I noticed was the price.
There will be many that sell these oils who will hate me for saying this but I am being honest. Remember, I run a money saving website and when I am posting a recipe for all natural bug repellent. I can’t expect my readers to purchase an entire premium kit just to get the 3 oils they need to make the bug spray. Not to mention , not everyone can afford the high prices of some of these oils.
This was the thing that bothered me about MLM companies. Sure, good essential oils are going to cost more money but in this case you are NOT paying for better quality. You are paying for layer upon layer of commissions for the reps and recruits.
Once again..I am no professional so I remind you to do your own research and get which oil you feel most comfortable with. There are also many Facebook Pages and groups our there that will show you the truth behind some of these oils as well as their findings.
Companies claiming to only farm their own oils but then you see them getting their lavender from farms in other countries. Oils they will claim have a specific ingredient in it when in fact they don’t. If you have never used Essential oils before and are just interested in trying them out. This is when I recommend looking into Amazon. Since the hundreds and even thousands of reviews in some cases are enough to make you feel confident that the oil you are purchasing will be enough for what you need it for. AND…you know these people are not making money off of you. Their reviews are honest. (I want to make clear I am NOT saying reviews and testimonies from those who use oils such a YL or DoTerra are not honest) It’s just in a room filled with Essential oil users…half will swear by YL and the other half will swear by DoTerra. It will always be that way.
For the 3rd year in a row I will be making a big spray that has been pretty effective. No mosquito bites on myself or my children the entire summer and NO ticks.
I make my own sunscreen, household cleaner and have not take a Tylenol or Advil for a headache in over 2 years. Peppermint is all I use!
The oils I use now have been recommended to me by a clinical aromatherapist, someone with years of training and experience in using essential oils safely. Not someone that sells them and is in it just to make money.
I have included a list of the oils I have recently purchased from Amazon and have used in all of the recipes I have listed below as well.
This will be a controversial point, but many essential oils are not safe for internal use and others should be used with extreme caution. Since essential oils are the equivalent of 10-50 cups of herbal tea (depending on the herb) or 20x the recommended dose of an herbal tincture of the same herb, they should only be taken internally in situations where they are absolutely needed and with extreme care (and under the guidance of a trained professional).
As far as using them directly on the skin, VERY few oils can be used directly on the skin. It is also not wise to ingest all oils and when doing this, only certain oils should be ingested.
WHY do so many people think that because it’s an all natural substance that it is OK to ingest because the person “selling” it said it was OK? Or maybe they read it in a book about essential oils. Who wrote that book? Was it a DR or an aromatherapist? Someone that studied herbal medicine? Because quite frankly..those are the only people I would be taking advise from. Not the person selling it.
Just do your research when buying and using Essential Oils. There are a LOT of companies who sell pure, high quality essential oils and even have them tested to prove it. Google is your best friend. We live in the age where everything can be found right on the internet and everything you need to know about the safe practice of Essential Oils can be found right online.
Here are a few of our favorite recipes using Essential Oils:
- Homemade Sunscreen
- All Natural Lip Balm
- All Natural Mosquito Repellent
- All Natural Bug Spray
- All Natural Tick Repellent Recipe
- 10 Natural Bee Sting Remedies that work
- What Oils are Safe to Use When Pregnant
- 10 Interesting Uses for Peppermint Oil
- 15 Uses for Lavender Oil
- Top 10 Uses & Benefits for Lemon Essential Oil
What Oils are safe for Kids? – Coming Soon
Here’s a list of Oils we have successfully used in all of our recipes listed above.
- Rose Oil
- Citronella – Used to make your own insect repellent!
- Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca)
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