Over the years many people have asked me this question. I have learned through talking to many people in the aromatherapy industry there are a lot of personal opinions on the subject. Many of the companies on the market claim to be therapeutic grade… but I wonder how does lavender oil from 3 different companies each smell different?
Actually, I struggle with the same questions. Some information I have shared with others I’ve read on my own, some information I’ve shared has been given by professionals in the industry, and some information I have shared has come from my own personal experiences. I believe at this time I have arrived at the position… truth is in the nose of the beholder.
I have smelled some essential oils claiming to be pure that make that space between my eyes wrinkle up and I wonder how could anyone tolerate this when questing for wellness, health, and balance? I have been around people who claim to use or diffuse pure essential oils and have been completely overwhelmed with the smell that lingers and I struggle to ventilate from my office space long after they have left. I have smelled some pure essential oils that have transformed my soul, taken me to a different dimension, and lifted me off my feet as I am standing on the ground. I want to drink the oil so my body will feel as good as my brain and nose from smelling it. All these oils have the same thing in common… they all claim to be pure. So, is the truth in the nose of the beholder?
Here is a great article! I really enjoyed reading, well most of it! 🙂 It does have some very detailed parts that could be a bit over whelming for some. And some very interesting, enlightening parts for others whom may like a little less detail. Nonetheless it covers the scope of the topic on pure essential oils. Please take a moment and check it out: http://theida.com/the-quality-of-essential-oils/
ONE MORE THING I would like to share that I feel is very important… children and animals are not adults… children and animals do not have the same tolerances to essential oils as adults do. **PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE** be advised to do appropriate and proper research when using essential oils on and around children and animals. Below are some informational suggested websites, there are many more to choose from. As well as a list of many professional essential oil companies worthy of your shopping pleasure. 🙂
As I have heard others in the industry say… Happy Oiling!
Children & Essential Oils:
Animals & Essential Oils:
ADR, The Animal Desk Reference, Essential Oils For Animals by Melissa Sheldon, DVM
Top Rated Essential Oil Brands:
- Young Living Essential Oils
- dōTERRA Essential Oils
- Edens Garden Essential Oils
- Native American Nutritionals Essential Oils
- Rocky Mountain Oils
- Plant Therapy Essential Oils
- Aura Cacia Essential Oils
- Mountain Rose Herbs Essential Oils
- Healing Solutions Essential Oils
- Fabulous Frannie Essential Oils
- Kis Oils
- Plant Guru Essential Oils
- ArtNaturals Essential Oils
- Majestic Pure Essential Oils
- Radha Beauty Essential Oils
- Prime Natural Essential Oils
- ArOmis Essential Oils
- Butterfly Express Essential Oils
- PLANTLIFE Essential Oils
- Rocky Mountain Essential Oils
- Frog Works Essential Oils