what not to do with essential oils
Everyone knows that essential oils are the next new ‘big thing’ for all-natural healing. It’s true that essential oils can improve your health, help your skin, and improve your mood. But with all the different essential oil companies, do we as consumers know the best companies to buy from? The number of companies and brands is staggering. I work with a select few:
Mountain Rose Herbs: excellent company, extremely dedicated to providing the best information possible, and affordable. And they have a huge selection.
NYR Organic offers some very good oils and blends, as well as wonderful skincare products.
Penn Herb Co. is a wonderful company with a long history of providing quality and good prices. My go-to for bulk herbs.
In addition to these three, there are hundreds more, and I’m not going to list them here. There are numerous “Best” lists but please do your own research, and pay particular attention to whether the companies have paid to be on the list. For example, I have seen a number of such lists with Young Living Oils listed as their number one pick. Personally, I will not order Young Living Oils, for one thing, they are extremely expensive, have been sanctioned several times by the Food and Drug Administration in the US, and do not cure all the diseases they claim. Be very wary and do your own research.
For the record, essential oils are not cure-alls, they do not heal cancer, cure diabetes or blindness and so on. Any company that claims their essential oils CURE or somehow reverses conditions isn’t telling you the truth. Always, ALWAYS dilute oils before using them on skin. If you do take them internally do so ONLY with a qualified practitioner.
Here’s an interesting site about Young Living and Doterra, as being the biggest frauds in the EO game. While I don’t agree with everything on the site, it’s still very informative about what each of the companies has been cited for previously and the sheer lack of research each company has to back up their claims. This is a big buyer beware! At any rate, the site is below, enjoy! (This post first appeared on my company’s blog at www.hilltopgrp.net)