Essential plant oils work medicinally so they MUST meet certain therapeutic standards guaranteeing their origin, exact botanical species, producing organ, and the biochemical specificity.
In the USA there are NO Federal Agency that Certify or Inspect or License Essential Oil Importers or Essential Oil Companies. You must be very careful where you purchase your oils. Some companies have trade marked the term Therapeutic Grade Certified but that means absolutely nothing so do not be fooled. It is just a marketing scam!
As of today there are NO licensing or inspecting agency with standards or guidelines in the essential oil market in the USA.
I wrote an article about the lethal Superbug epidemic which you can read here. In this article I mentioned two essential oils that kill the MRSA infection. (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection) as well as a host of other infections.
MRSA which was once confined to hospitals now is spreading rapidly among health clubs, schools and other community facilities. Research has shown that essential oils kills the MRSA infection that kills up to 20,000 Americans each year.
This research was in fact presented at a medical conference. Eucalyptus radiata and Melaleuca alternifolia (tea-tree oil) clinical study proved to kill the MRSA infection and the data was presented at the Medical Conference. I am sure this was a surprise to all the physicians who attended this medial conference! With 6 kids I always keep these two oils on hand!
Some Essential Oils I make sure I keep on hand include
1st Defense is a blend that is used to kill micro-organisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast. It also stimulates and supports the immune system.
To Be Well is another blend that specifically supports the immune system and kills viruses and bacteria. You can either diffuse, mist or wear either of these oils. To Be Well is particularly useful for children. You can either rub a drop on the bottom of the feet or spray it on them as they leave for school! Many oils are not to be used on children so connect with me and start to learn what oil(s) are safe for infants, babies, toddlers, youth and teens!
When you purchase your Essential Oils from Youngevity you can be sure you are getting top quality premium grade oils with the International Recognition of E.O.B.D.D. The EOBDD recognition is basically the only certification we have in the essential oil community to tell junk oils from pure high quality oils. The EOBDD recognition label is what you want to see on any essential oil you use. The EOBDD Certification is outside of any company so you can rely on some type of standard until we have a Certification process in the United States.
This International Certification means the oils are free of additives, chemicals, extenders or dilutions. I will continue to teach in later blogs on the side-effects and detrimental outcomes of using essentials that full of additives, chemicals or diluted and or rancid. Oils are very fragile and take experts in the field that know how to extract the substance from the plant and package the substance so it remains intact and has the "power" of the plant to heal your body and soul!
Dr. Carly is an expert in evidenced based Essential Oil Therapy (EOT) and Integrating medicinal essential oils into health care.