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Essential Oils: Organic or Therapeutic Grade?

Updated: Mar 9, 2023


Organic. The label anyone passionate about avoiding indiscriminate levels of synthetic toxins in their food and water supply, body products and household goods lives by.


According to the USDA, for a product to qualify for organic certification, it “must be grown without synthetic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or genetically modified organisms.”


Is this enough for essential oils then? Only if you don’t believe they have deep therapeutic value and only use them topically or for creating pretty fragrances.


As a massage therapist, doula and mom invested in my family and clients’ health and well-being, I discovered that where there is a global standard for agricultural products, there hasn’t been one for 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils. This leads to various EO suppliers depending on their own informal standard of varying outcomes. So where the actual plant material may qualify for an organic certification, what happens from plant to bottle can be murky, depending on climate, environment, timing of harvest, distillation and bottling processes.


Are you passionate about clean, pure toxic-free natural health tools? Make sure you're able to follow the transparent journey of your chosen oils from plant to bottle and to your home.


Learn more about my chosen therapeutic grade essential oil brand, DoTERRA here of whom I am also a distributor.




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