Some things have been bothering me for some time now. As I delve deeper into the essential oil industry, I notice there is a lot of negative energy floating around. It seems to me that there is a very clear line dividing the MLM essential oil companies and then the rest of the essential oil companies. As many of you know, Plant Therapy would be listed with the rest (we are not a Multi-Level Marketing company).
I personally have enjoyed the benefits that come from using essential oils. No, I have never personally cured cancer or arthritis, but I have seen my children be able to breath a little easier because of Sniffle Stopper, sleep a little sounder because of Calming the Child, and heal a bee sting a little faster because of Lavender. These might not be the same success stories or even same essential oils that other people have had success with, but the fact is WE, as in ALL of us, have had success!
I know very well how important a pure essential is and how important it is to not have an essential oil diluted with cheaper essential oils or synthetics. But what I can’t figure out is why we feel the need to try to prove that one essential oil company is better than the other. Believe it or not, there is more than one essential oil company that sells 100% pure, undiluted essential oils that also are the highest quality available!
I am curious to know if we feel better about the oils we purchase if we can prove they are the only good ones? Well, stop trying to prove it. It isn’t true! Not at all! I think it is more important to share your success stories. Stop trying to prove that your oils are the only quality oils that can be taken internally. The fact is there are a lot of essential oils, the best quality or not, that can seriously harm you if taken internally (read more about ingesting essential oils HERE). Stop trying to prove that your oils are the only ones that can be used undiluted. The fact is that there are essential oils, the best quality or not, that can burn your skin if used undiluted. Think about it, we are talking about a plant that the oils are extracted out of at a VERY, VERY high concentration (learn more about diluting essential oils HERE). Stop trying to prove these things and start sharing your success stories.
Find a company that you trust, one that you know does the necessary testing to ensure the highest quality and purest essential oils available. Find a company who is honest and is willing to share this information with you. Find a company who continues to make changes, does research and communicates with their customers to ensure the highest quality and purest essential oils. That is what we should be spending our time doing! Not trying to prove that the company you purchase from is the ONLY company with oils that should ever be used!
There are a few things that I know. I know that purity is very important when using essential oils for therapeutic purposes. I know that testing should be done, and shared with the customers, so that the customers can be educated. I know that safety is important. I know that honesty and building a relationship with your company are important. I also know that sharing our success stories, instead of trying to prove that one company is the only good company is important so that we can help everyone know of the benefits that come from using essential oils.
Let’s help everyone know how they can benefit from the uses of essential oils instead of scaring them away because they just don’t know who to trust!
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Author: Retha Nesmith
Retha is a mother of two boys and a daughter. She earned her Aromatherapy Certification Program certificate in 2014 and strives to educate people on the uses and safety of essential oils. Please read THIS post for more information on essential oil safety.