how to find the best options for plant-based solutions
There are important considerations when searching out essential oils. Some oils are intentionally adulterated to increase the company’s profits by increasing the amount produced and lowering the production cost. This can be done by diluting with vegetable oil or adding synthetic chemicals that were created artificially. Another adulteration tactic is to pass off less expensive oils as rare ones or to add cheaper oils to stretch the amount of the expensive one. Adding a carrier oil can be beneficial to avoid skin sensitivities; however, if a carrier oil is being added simply to cut costs and without the customer’s knowledge, it is extremely misleading.
To those who say essential oils “don't work," or who had an adverse reaction to essential oils, take a much closer look at what exactly is inside each bottle and how it is being used. The bottle may say it is 100% pure, natural, or organic, but that may not be entirely accurate. In addition, the company selling the product may not even know this if they sourced their oils through a broker and if they only do GCSM testing (which is the only testing many companies perform). The answer on how to find the truth is in the details: sourcing, processing, extensive testing, and third-party testing.