Whenever I talk about health supplements and essential oils, I try to emphasize the importance of obtaining them from a reliable source. Many health supplements and essential oils on the market contain harmful synthetic substances. Because of this, if I wasn’t able to find a reputable source, I would skip them altogether! Luckily, when it comes to essential oils, I know who I can trust.
Because essential oil particles are so tiny, and because they can penetrate the cells of my body, I need to know that I am buying a product that is 100% pure and organic—it cannot have contaminants or adulterants. Unfortunately, according to scientists at the Aromatic Plant Research Center, approximately 80% of the essential oils on the market have been contaminated or adulterated. These essential oils contain fake plant oil, they have been watered down with other substances, and/or they contain contaminants (like pesticides).
For the brand that I use, each batch is rigorously tested for purity and potency; I know this because each essential oil bottle that I buy has a lot number on the bottom. When I enter the number into the company’s database, I can see the testing that has been done on my particular essential oil batch—this testing has been signed off by a third party biochemist.
If I try to grow lavender in my backyard, it will have a different chemical makeup than lavender grown in Bulgaria or France. Plants grown in different climates will not have the same chemical components and health benefits. Research has shown that plants are most potent when they are grown in their natural habitats. The company that I use searches the earth for plants with the most beneficial chemical profiles—and they only grow those plants in their natural habitats. This results in pure essential oils that provide the greatest health benefits!
Fair Trade, Sustainability, and Charity
I buy essential oils from a company that pays farmers a fair wage, and gives back to the farmers’ communities through various community improvement projects. When I buy essential oils, I am also helping to improve the lives of people in impoverished communities throughout the world!
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