The Most Important Thing To Know Before Using Essential Oils
I absolutely love essential oils and consider them a necessary tool in my wellness tool box!
Essential oils are so versatile that no matter what you’re looking to improve, they can help.
Essential oils can help us
Boost our immune system
Purify the air
Lift our mood
Clean our home
Improve our overall health and wellness
We can even cook with them!
Essential oils are getting really popular because of how amazing they are, which I love and also hate.
I love it because I do feel like essential oils should be in every home.
I hate it because so many companies are just trying to make a quick buck that they’re creating very low quality products.
Some essential oils on the market aren’t even essential oils!
Because I use essential oils on myself, my family and in protocols with my clients to help them clear their brain fog so that they can gain energy, be the happy mom they dream of and raise healthy kids I feel it’s incredibly important for me to know which products are the best!
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Not all EOs are created equally
The labeling of essential oils and the ingredients that go into them is an unregulated field.
This means that company’s are using synthetic fragrance and rancid fillers but are able to label it as ‘pure essential oil’, and there isn’t anyone standing over their shoulder telling them they can’t do that.
This practice honestly makes me a bit mad because, as I mentioned, we use essential oils as a WELLNESS tool.
Synthetic and rancid anything is completely opposite of wellness because they harm our health.
Fragrance is made from chemicals or from products that have been mixed with chemicals. Fragrance has been linked to skin problems, birth defects, hormone imbalance, cancer and much more.
As you can see, these fake essential oils do NOT help us reach any wellness goals.
Why ‘Organic’ is not important
I’m usually all for anything that’s organic. Organic produce is a must in my house.
When it comes to essential oils, organic doesn’t mean much to me.
That’s because, if a company is doing it right, they’re sourcing essential oils from all over the world.
This is because plants grow best in certain climates, altitudes, temperatures, etc. And when plants grow in their native area, the essential oils they produce are the most powerful and beneficial.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the desire to learn what qualifies as ‘organic’ all around the world!
Here in the US, ‘organic’ means that certain pesticides and herbicides can still be used on the crop.
Any amount of any pesticide and herbicide has the potential to cause harm to our health. Pesticides and herbicides do NOT belong in a wellness tool.
What you MUST know before using EOs
The one thing I recommend that every one look into before using essential oils is to go to the company’s website to make sure they do third party testing AND show the results.
Third party testing is so important.
These tests can ensure that the oil we’re using is truly a pure essential oil when we know the company is testing to make sure that the oil does not contain any pesticides/herbicides, heavy metals, has the right chemical makeup to do what it’s supposed to do and more.
If you can’t find third party testing on the website, e-mail the company and ask. You have the right to know so don’t be scared to ask.
If you can’t find the answer, they don’t get back to you, or they don’t do THIRD PARTY testing - DON’T USE THE OILS!
If you want to skip the hours of searching and research that can go into finding a truly pure essential oil, click here to find out what brand I trust.
As we know better, we do better -