Buying essential oils does not have to be a difficult task although knowing the places that sell the best essential oils can be a challenge to find.
A few companies such as Young Living and doTERRA offer high quality oils along with a MLM and discount program that can actually save you a lot of money. A MLM or multi-level marketing program gives you the option to join a local group of essential oil users to build a business sharing essential oils with others. This can be very rewarding if you are highly committed and motivated, otherwise, you may lose out. To earn rewards, bonuses and additional discounts, you normally are required to spend a certain amount every month on essential oils.
Facts on Essential Oil
Did you know that essential oils are not regulated by any governing body? Because of this, companies can label their bottles of essential oil as 100% pure and organic therapeutic grade essential oil when in fact both are very deceptive.. let me explain.
If a company fills an essential oil bottle with 5% pure essential oil and the remaining 95% with other types of oils and fillers, they can put a label on their bottle saying it's 100% pure essential oil. What they're really saying is that there's 100% pure essential oil in the bottle and it's recognized by that particular company as being therapeutic grade but what they don't tell you is that it's only 5% and the rest is filler! Therefore, what you thought was a cheap price to pay for a bottle of essential oil was really an overpriced bottle of fillers that has literally no benefits at all other than a nice smell.
Here are some facts to give you more perspective on why some essential oils are so costly:
- It takes nearly 30 lbs of lavender to make a 15ml bottle of oil.
- It takes around 60 lemons to make a 15ml bottle of oil.
- It takes nearly 105 pounds of rose petals to make just one 5mL bottle.
- It takes nearly 63 pounds of melissa to make just one 5mL bottle.
While many may disagree, there is a major difference in the effects of essential oils on the human body based on the quality of an essential oil. There are many factors that play a part in the end result of an oil including:
- The farming land and were pesticides used
- What time of year the plant was harvested
- What time of the day the plant was harvested
- How long the plant remained before being distilled
- How the plant was distilled
- How many times the batch was distilled
- Exposure to heat, light and oxygen
- How the oil is bottled and what it's bottled in
So next time you see a bottle of essential oil that seems too cheap to be true.. just think about what it takes to make that bottle and know it's most likely filled with carrier oils.
It's a shame so many companies today are selling essential oils and they don't have a clue of their real effects on the human body. As the popularity of essential oils continue to sky-rocket, there are more sellers and businesses everyday offering their brand of cheap, diluted and chemical filled essential oils as they try to profit from one of the fastest growing trends in years.
Unknown to the average user who buys these cheap versions of essential oils, they are filling their bodies with chemicals and highly diluted oils that are actually doing more harm than good. For this reason, most bottles of essential oil you find in retail stores and online will tell you not to ingest and only use topically or to diffuse as they are also aware that they can cause harm to your body.
The fact is, essential oils have existed since the beginning of time through plant extracts and while many will tell you that ingesting them can harm you, they are absolutely wrong for it that were true, you should not eat even oranges or lemons. Most essential oils are safe to ingest and even recommended to do so from the companies that offer real, pure essential oils.
Before the age of technology, essential oils were used in place of today's modern medicine. The Bible speaks of wise men bringing baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Even over 2,000 years ago essential oils such as frankincense and myrrh were one of the most prized possessions to have along with gold. Over the past few years many are rediscovering the potential of essential oils and it's changing the way they live.