20 Essential Oils
Essential Oil News
Why 20 Essential Oils?
Here are the 20 newsletters I put together this year about these essential oils. Last week I sent out one with Frankincense and Myrrh.
Prior to creating these about individual oils, I had shared testimonials for more than a year about how various oils or products from our company had helped people. In the Spring, our company requested that we no longer share testimonials because they appeared to imply the oils or products had the power to cure or heal, which might trigger restrictions from the FDA.
Essential Oils are sold as supplements, not medicine. But like many supplements, they can give our bodies what our bodies need so our bodies can heal themselves. The founders of our company asked a representative from the FDA to speak at the convention last fall so all Wellness Advocates, would understand how to share oils from an FDA complaint perspective.
I deleted months of the testimonial newsletters and looked for a way to continue to educate and empower you with essential oil information. I've chosen to focus on the individual essential oils and how to use them. I know I have learned a great deal about each of these oils as I've done the research, and I hope you have too.
I've been asked to feature some of the blends, but I cannot use the specific trademarked brand names from our company in a newsletter format. Anyone who is interested in more specific information may contact me at the email address listed below and I would be happy to share what information I have in a private email.
These are in chronological order; Helichrysum was the first one done the middle of July. It does not contain all the information that more recent ones do because the format has evolved over time. At some point I will go back and revise the older ones.
An Important Message about Quality!
It's important to know there are no federal regulations or official industry standards for essential oils. Now that essential oils are in the news, more and more companies are seeking to get into the business. They use terms such as "natural" or "pure", but most of the oils at the grocery or drug store are NOT a therapeutic grade essential oil and may lack real quality or even contain contaminants. if a plant is sprayed with pesticides, that will be in the essential oil too.
There is even a big business selling brand name essential oils on Amazon or ebay. People looking to make a fast buck get genuine bottles, then either dilute the oil with an inferior oil or with some other adulterants and buy a replacement cap for pennies. Their finished product appears to be a "sealed at the company" bottle of essential oils. This is way more common than you'd think!
A LOT goes into creating a high quality essential oil.
A good brand should follow these guidelines:
· Proper plant varieties
· Each plant grown indigenously for the healthiest plant
· Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc.
· Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties
· Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules
· Third-party testing of every batch
· Stand behind the internal use of their oils
The largest organ in your body is your skin.
Anything applied to your skin is absorbed into your body.
Anything inhaled, is also absorbed into your body.
If the label of an essential bottle states “external use only”, do you really want that oil impacting every cell of your body through absorption?
Hi! My name is Pamela Swamy and I've been on a life changing journey with essential oils since August of 2015, when I was first introduced to them.
As a registered nurse, initially I was highly skeptical of essential oils but over time have personally experienced amazing responses from using them. Essential oils can be used for so much more than their fragrance and there are many online resources where you can find more information. Some of that information I will be sharing here.
It is important to note that before using any essential oils, you want to know for sure they are safe and pure enough to be taken internally. There are NO regulatory standards and the labels don't always state what is actually inside the bottles.
If you want more help in knowing how to determine if oils you want to try are safe and pure, please contact me by email or phone.