Nowadays Essential Oils are everywhere! Some gas stations even sell essential oils. Weird right? It used to be that you had to search out an herbalist or a funky hippie natural grocery store. The question is how do you know that the Lavender Essential Oil for $23 is any better than Lavender Oil for $8.95 at Walmart?
We are here to answer that question. At Life Essentials Day Spa we are Essential Oil junkies. Oils help heal your sore muscles, rejuvenate your skin, change your mood and calm your anxieties. We use them in massages, facials, foot scrubs, diffusers, and drinking water. But that is where you need to be careful. Using Essential Oils internally can really help– and hurt.
What’s Wrong with Essential Oils?
Many essential oils are heavily contaminated or adulterated with synthetic chemicals. Many Essential Oils say Natural or All NaturalI but what does that really mean? Does natural mean safe? Not really. Here is how the USDA defines natural.
Natural: Food labeled “natural,” according to the USDA definition, does not contain artificial ingredients or preservatives and the ingredients are only minimally processed. However, they may contain antibiotics, growth hormones, and other similar chemicals.
Yuck! No one wants extras in their all-natural essential oils!!
To make sure the Essential Oils you purchase are safe to use for you and your family you need to know about their purity. Plus, why use something that is “watered down” and does not work.
Safe+Effective= a quality Essential Oil.
What to Look for When Buying Essential Oils
OK, OK, if the label all-natural really does not tell you anything about the purity of the oils then what does? At Life Essentials Day Spa we tested a lot of oils. After a lot of research and testing, we believe that the doTERRA oils offer the purest most natural oil on the market. doTERRA ensures their quality by asking the following questions about any of the oils they develop to sell.
- Sustainable and responsible sourcing (Where do their oils come from?)
- Extensive and thorough testing (Do they test their oils for adulteration and contamination?)
- Clear and accessible safety and usage information (Do they show customers how to use the oils safely?)
- Transparency (Do they use third-party testing? Do they make test results public?)
These are the questions you should ask before you decided on your oil purchase.
Why does Life Essentials Day Spa Use doTERRA?
Why do we care so much? For your health and ours. Did you know that the skin can absorb up to 40% of the products used on it?
No massage therapist wants to work hour after hour with a poor quality essential oil. doTERRA does all the research, answers all the questions so you know you’re using an oil that is pure. There are no contaminants, fillers, or adulteration. The essential oil industry did not have standards to ensure purity, so doTERRA created some.
Every batch of doTERRA essential oils goes through a rigorous testing process—well beyond what would be considered “good enough.” After that, each oil is sent to an independent third party for further testing and validation.
Pure Essential Oils Pass Tests
If the oil passes the tests, it’s labeled as CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. When you see the CPTG® label, you know you’re using the purest essential oils on the market.
This is why our massage therapist and estheticians are comfortable using the oils for personal and professional use. Don’t be fooled, not all oils are the same. Plus, the purity of these oils means they work. Just ask our therapists about Deep Blue for muscle pain.
Not sure which oils are right for you. Come in and sample our a large collection of doTERRA Essential Oils today. Then add your favorite oil to your massage. Combine it with our super pure CBD oil for a truly relaxing experience.