Before I really started looking into this, I had no idea what the differences in essential oils were. I now know that there are huge differences. Here are some things I have learned:
The vast majority of essential oils on the market today are only suitable for cosmetics and perfumes. The reason Young Living’s oils are so different is that they produce a therapeutic, or medicinal, grade oil. These oils are a result of Young Living’s strict, detailed method for producing the oils to obtain the purest, plant essences. Young Living calls this their Seed to Seal process, where every step from planting to bottling is detailed and controlled.
There are currently no standards when it comes to labeling a bottle of essential oil. If a bottle of oil contains just 5% essential oil, by law it can be labeled as 100% Pure Essential Oil! So if you see labels like ‘Organic’, ’100% Pure’, or ‘All Natural’ on a bottle of oil at the health food store, you still have no way of knowing the quality of the oil. Especially if that bottle is $8 or $12, it has more than likely been mass produced very cheaply, with very little attention to the way it was processed. In a cheap bottle of oil, the therapeutic compounds have been destroyed by the heat, pressure, and/or chemical solvents.
If you want to use these for health and the well being of your family, consider Young Living oils, a company that has been around for over 20 years, or one of the other few companies out there that use 100% therapeutic grade oils.
Still a skeptic?
I get it. I totally do. I was a skeptic too. Want to try some samples first, let me know! Would gladly share with you so that you can experience what so many already around the world already have.