The Danger Of Essential Oils
Health Danger: Adulterated Oils
Beware of a health danger the industry does not want you to know! It’s called: Adulterated Oils!
Today much of the lavender oil sold in America is a hybrid called lavandin, grown and distilled in China, Russia, France, and Tasmania. It is brought into France, cut with synthetic linalyl acetate to improve the fragrance; propylene glycol, DEP, or DOP (solvents that have no smell and increase the volume) [known carcinogens – editor’s note] are then added and it is sold in the United States as lavender oil.
Often lavandin is heated to evaporate the camphor and then is adulterated with synthetic linalyl acetate. Most consumers don’t know the difference, and are happy to buy it for $7 to $10 per half ounce in health food stores, beauty salons, etc. This is one of the reasons it is important to know about the integrity of the company or vendor from which you purchase your essential oils. Our Guarantee Buy Therapeutic-Grade Lavender Oil here.
Where are these “essential oils” coming from?
In France, production of true lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) dropped from 87 tons in 1967 to only 12 tons in 1998. During this same period the demand for lavender oil grew over 100 percent. So where did essential oil marketers obtain enough lavender to meet demand? They probably used a combination of synthetic and adulterated oils. There are huge chemical companies on the east coast of the U.S. that specialize in the duplication of every essential oil that exists. For every kilogram of pure essential oil that is produced, it is estimated there are between 10 and 100 kilograms of synthetic oil created.
Some statistics show that one company — Proctor & Gamble — uses twice as much lavender essential oil as is produced in the entire world. From where are these so called “essential oils” coming?
Lavender that Burns?
Adulterated and mislabeled essential oils present dangers for consumers. One woman who had heard of the ability of lavender oil to heal burns used lavender oil from a local health food store when she spilled boiling water on her arm. But the pain intensified and the burn worsened, so she later complained that lavender oil was worthless for healing burns.
When her “lavender” oil was analyzed, it was found to be lavandin, a hybrid lavender that is chemically very different from pure Lavandula angustifolia. Lavandin contains high levels of camphor (12-18 percent) and can itself burn the skin. In contrast, true lavender contains virtually no camphor and has burn-healing agents not found in lavandin. Meet the real heroes! Buy Therapeutic-Grade Lavender Oil here.
laden with harmful chemicals!
Frankincense is another example of a commonly adulterated oil. The frankincense resin that is sold in Somalia costs between $30,000 and $35,000 per ton. A great deal of time—12 hours or more—is required to properly steam distill this essential oil from the resin, making it very expensive.
Frankincense oil that sells for $25 per ounce or less is invariably distilled with gum resins, alcohol or other solvents, which is a cheaper process, but leaves the essential oil laden with harmful chemicals. Sadly, when these cut, synthetic, and adulterated oils cause rashes, burns, or other irritations, people wonder why they do not get the benefit they expected and conclude that essential oils do not have much value. Use Therapeutic Grade Young Living Frankincense Oil instead!
Warning: This Rose Oil may harm you!
Rose Oil is another treasured and commonly adulterated oil because it is in such high demand. For your therapeutic grade essential rose oil, see my Rose Collection. You can imagine, producing the purest of oils is very costly and may require several hundred or thousands of pounds of plants to extract one pound of oil.
“5,000 pound of rose petals are required to produce just 1 pound of rose oil.”
There is only one company in the world, who cares about the quality of its essential oils so much, that it would go through the effort of growing, harvesting, distilling, formulating, and marketing its oils, all under one roof! Young Living Essential Oils!
Thank you for taking the time to discover the secrets of pure, unadulterated, therapeuticgrade essential oil. You are among the few enlightened ones who know truth when they see it and feel the difference. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions!
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