This is one of the most vital things you must know about essential oils . . . Not all essential oils are created equally. In fact, most of them are worthless to your health and potentially toxic.
There are four grades of essential oils:
- Synthetic and Altered Oils
Created in a laboratory and lowest grade oil
- Natural and Pure Oils
Overly processed so they lose healing compounds
Most commonly sold type of essential oils
- Wellness Grade Essential Oils
Steam distilled with healing compounds
The negative is that they may or may not have been sprayed with pesticides
- Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
The highest grade of essential oils with greatest healing properties
Medicinal oils that can be used as plant-based medicine
Creating true quality essential oils starts with planting high quality plants in nutrient dense organic soil. Then these herbs or plants must be harvested when their healing compounds are most available.
Next, oils should be extracted using steam distillation or cold pressed without using chemicals. Finally, the oils should be bottled in dark glass containers to protect from oxidation and sunlight.
Young Living has a unique Seed to Seal process which includes five steps: –
When purchasing essential oils be sure to always buy therapeutic grade and organic oils whenever possible.
Warm regards, Elinda