Friday, November 14, 2014

What does 100% pure really mean?

Very important information about what makes doTERRA's essential oils different from other essential oils that claim to be "100% pure". Shared by Shane England.

In almost all cases essential oils fall under the perfume industry's standards. Did you know that essential oil companies are allowed to use the "100% pure" label if there is at least 3% pure oil in the bottle, the rest can be a dilution and/or an adulterant. There is VERY little chance that those bargain oils are actually 100% pure, unless you know their exact sourcing, standards and testing. When comparing essential oils off the store shelf we can tell by reading the cautions. If it states not to use topically or internally, then it's generally contaminated with fillers, chemical synthetics, etc. It's a sad situation when someone that is unexperienced with essential oils has learned that melaleuca (or lavender) is really good for burns or a rash and so they pick up a bottle from their local health food store that says 100% pure thinking that they have a good natural first-aid solution. Then here's where the problem starts, the moment comes that the burn or rash happens and they pull out that supposedly labeled pure bottle of essential oil and likely have a less than desirable or negative experience that sometimes causes more harm with the topical use. Obviously that would lead them to have a sour taste about the safety or efficacy of all essential oils. Curiously, I'd stop and ask them about the label, didn't the back of the bottle specify for aromatically use only? The manufacturer knows that the quality of their oil should only be used in context of aromatherapy (meaning aromatic) and not as a topical therapeutic treatment due to the adverse nature of adulterants in their product on the skin. And when it comes to oral or daily internal supplementation having a trusted Certified Pure and Therapeutic Grade of essential oil becomes even more essential for safe and effective use. Based on this, do you see the disparity of grades of essential oils as they vary dramatically in the market? Having a trusted standard of quality and testing matters, especially as it pertains to  therapeutic properties and overall safety. 
 Find out more about doTERRA's rigorous testing and what it means to be Certified Pure and Therapeutic Grade. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Essential oils dilution chart

A great chart if you were wondering about how much you should dilute your essential oils.

For my 8 year old, I apply most of his oils neat (undiluted) to the bottoms of his feet, but if I were to use the oils on other parts of his body (especially hot oils like On Guard, I would follow the dilution chart below).

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Looking for a good antioxidant?

Did you know that dōTERRA's LifeLong Vitality Pack provides a daily ORAC5.0 value of over 138,500! That's 12+ servings of fruits and vegetables per day with respect to antioxidants!  The higher the ORAC value, the more powerful the antioxidant.

Find out more about the Lifelong Vitality Pack here.