Okay so first I want to speak my mind….. imagine that?  Tee..Hee…

And then I will go through each:

And now let’s talk about the truth and the transparency:

Essential Oil defined:

es·sen·tial oil

noun

  1. 1.

a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.

The problem

Essential oils fall under the regulations of all other cosmetic ingredients.  So there are no industry standards that test for the actual quality and purity of essential oils. The only standard is, that there has to be 10% of the actual oil in a bottle to be labeled 100% pure. That is very misleading. However it also explains why one bottle of “x” essential oil is $60 but the one next to it is $15.  Just like anything else in life….you get what you pay for.

So what else shows up in there?

To fill up that other 90% in an untested bottle you might get one or more of these:

  1. Carrier Oil – vegetable oil, almond oil, olive oil (all good oils perhaps for other reasons but not good to dilute with essential oils.
  2. Synthetic Oil – a genetically manufactured product that acts like the original
  3. Residues of Plant – think of this like getting a filet minion or a hot dog… all the pieces and parts are used and sold.
  4. Pesticides – the plants you are getting your oils from may have been sprayed with chemicals, depending on where they are from.

I know what’s in our essential oils.  Do you know what’s in yours?

And again I am in LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE with the #3!