doTERRA or Young Living: Aromatherapist Warns to Avoid Both (2022)

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Written By Giselle Baumet

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By now, almost everyone knows someone that sells Young Living or doTERRA. And you may as well! It may be what brought you to this article.

Asa holistic healer, I often get asked why I don't offerdoTERRA or Young Livingessential oils.

So I wanted to compile in this blog post the reasons why including resources and references.

doTERRA and Young Living independent sales representatives (aka that friend that sells their oils) post about the essential oilseverywhere.They now consider themselves to be experts when it comes to all things essential oils. Oh, and always willing to send you a sample.

But are these companies you want to purchase your essential oils from and, most importantly, take their essential oils advice? Do they have the proper training (outside of the companies they are selling) to provide safe essential oil use?

Please keep reading to learn why you may want to reconsider some of the advice your well-meaning wellness advocates (or whatever updated name the companies give their independent sales associates) of essential oils may be telling you.

The resources I will share with you are just some of many more references for essential oils. Please continue the conversation by researching Aromatherapy further, such as reading the books that I mention in this blog post and others.

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doTERRA vs Young Living

When it comes to the safety of doTERRA vs. Young Living, both companies use unsafe essential oil use practices. Both companies use misleading marketing strategies, and both companies are multi-level marketing companies. They are similar in their sales strategies, which makes sense considering that doTERRA was started by former Young Living employees.

When I'm asked if I like doTERRA vs. Young Living, my answer is none.

Misleading Marketing Practices


doTERRA uses the term "certified pure therapeutic grade" in their marketing. Well, it's precisely only that – marketing.

Therearen't any certified essential oilsbecause there isn't any recognized organization or agency that certifies essential oils. So, doTERRA coined the term, put it on their bottles, and trademarked (see the TM after the logo above) the term.

What does it mean?Nothing,as their oils are not certified. Instead, they use the term to let others know that they test their oils (like nearly all essential oils providers do).

But, it makes for good marketing. Unfortunately, doTERRA sales reps (called "consultants") misunderstand this because the oils arecertified.

From doTERRA’s website:

CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade is a registered trademark of dōTERRA Holdings, LLC, representing internal quality assessment standards and material control. The CPTG protocol is not administered by government or industry regulatory agencies and does not imply regulatory approval of dōTERRA products.

An impressive and informative article about this topic is "The 'Therapeutic Grade' Essential Oils Disinformation Campaign." by Cropwatch Organization.

Potential essential oil buyers should independently check out the marketing information provided by essential oil traders – do not be put off asking for any extra information or reassurances that you are legally entitled to if the situation is not clear-cut. The professional aromatherapist must provide all relevant safety information relevant to their clients' treatment(s). Therefore It is part of 'due diligence to ask questions, require any stipulated proofs, request an MSDS, ask for compositional data & certificate of origin of the batch of oil purchased, and have their eyes wide open to marketing ploys & scams of all types – including providing GC'MS print-outs and other information which relate to different batches of oils entirely, and, of course, describing essential oils as 'therapeutic grade.


Internal Use of Essential Oils

Consultants of doTERRA are taught to recommend the internal use of essential oils to the general public. However, this contradicts the respected advice and scope of practice recommended by Aromatherapy and Herbal associations, organizations, and health care providers (including both mainstream and alternative medicines).

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Essential oils are pretty potent. For example, one drop of essential oil is the equivalent of 25-75 cups of herbal tea of the same plant. doTERRA for example, recommends peppermint oil – "take one drop internally to calm indigestion or upset stomach" in theirIntroduction to Essential Oil

Essential oils are potent, and there have been reported cases of poisonings and fatality due to the self-dosing of essential oils. Therefore, it is not something to do lightly, as I often see recommended by doTERRA consultants.

The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy(NAHA) warns

Some oils are associated with toxicity problems (e.g. a risk of accumulative effects), and so internal use is not entirely hazarding or risk-free.

(Video) Doctor issues warning about essential oils


The International Federation of Aromatherapists Code of Ethics states –

No aromatherapist shall use essential oils for internal ingestion or internal application nor shall any aromatherapist advocate or promote such use of essential oils unless the practicing aromatherapist has medical, naturopathic, herbalist, or similar qualifications and holds an insurance policy that covers explicitly the internal application of essential oils. (IFA code of ethics. Simply Essential, No. 11 December 1993).

Salvatore Battaglia inThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapywrites –

Oral administration does have several disadvantages:

-possibility of nausea and vomiting

-irritation of the gastrointestinal tract

-much of the essential oil will be metabolized by the liver

-destruction of the essential oil constituents by stomach acidity or enzymes in the intestines.

InAromatherapy, herbalism, and alternative medicine health care, it's common practice that essential oils are not to be taken internally unless under the proper supervision of qualified care providers. (The friend selling essential oils does not meet these criteria.)

Plant Therapy and Starwest Botanicals are my top two places to buy essentail oils.

Essential oils are potent, and there have been reported cases of poisonings and fatality due to the self-dosing of essential oils. Therefore, it is not something to do lightly, as I often see recommended by doTERRA consultants.

The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy(NAHA) warns

Some oils are associated with toxicity problems (e.g. a risk of accumulative effects), and so internal use is not entirely hazarding or risk-free.


The International Federation of Aromatherapists Code of Ethics states –

No aromatherapist shall use essential oils for internal ingestion or internal application nor shall any aromatherapist advocate or promote such use of essential oils unless the practicing aromatherapist has medical, naturopathic, herbalist, or similar qualifications and holds an insurance policy that covers explicitly the internal application of essential oils. (IFA code of ethics. Simply Essential, No. 11 December 1993).

Salvatore Battaglia inThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapywrites –

Oral administration does have several disadvantages:

-possibility of nausea and vomiting

-irritation of the gastrointestinal tract

-much of the essential oil will be metabolized by the liver

-destruction of the essential oil constituents by stomach acidity or enzymes in the intestines.

InAromatherapy, herbalism, and alternative medicine health care, it's common practice that essential oils are not to be taken internally unless under the proper supervision of qualified care providers. (The friend selling essential oils does not meet these criteria.)

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There are two major aromatherapy organizations, and both have in the scope of practice and ethics that members do not recommend the use of internal essential oils (to the general public, for example). This advice is in just about every Aromatherapy respected book written by experts in the industry (some of which are quoted in this blog post). And it's in all of the well-known educational programs for Aromatherapy and herbalism. They agree with each other on this.

However, the only places it differs (not including personal blogs and such) are these multi-level marketing companies like doTERRA and Young Living. They are the ones in the minority when it comes to recommending the internal use of essential oils.


Undiluted (Neat) Use of Essential Oils

My introduction to doTERRA essential oils was through one of their consultants. The names change, but I believe they are now called Wellness Consultants. The consultant rubbed peppermint oil directly on my skin. Almost immediately, I started to get a burning sensation, and she removed the essential oil with vegetable oil and instead rubbed wintergreen oil (also directed and undiluted) to my skin. And yes, it also burned. Not to mention that Wintergreen can be toxic, which of course, she didn't even know. But, the point is that she used the essential oils on me undiluted.

In doTERRA'sIntroduction to Essential Oilsalmost every oil listed in the manual is recommended to use undiluted. Another brand, Young Living, recommends the use of undiluted essential oils as well.

It's interesting (as a side note) that doTERRA emerged from a group of professionals that werea part of Young Living.

But, when it comes to dilution – the use of undiluted essential oil is again also not recommended by respected aromatherapy associations, experts, and well-known educators in essential oils.

Because essential oils are so powerful, they should always be used diluted. The recommended correct dilution for topical use is 1% for children (avoid essential oils in newborns) and pregnant women, 2% for adults, and 3% for medicinal use.

While some essential oils are "skin-friendly," such as lavender and tea tree oil (though I recommend a skin patch test), they are the exception to the rule. Essential oils in general should be properly diluted before use.

Valerie Gennari Cooksley, R.N., Co-founder of Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy writes in her bookAromatherapy Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal

Most essential oils you must dilute to use. Essential oils do not exist in nature in large quantities; they are tiny, microscopic droplets, unseen by the naked eye within the plant's structure in minuscule quantity. So when you embark on your experiential study of nature's gifts, start by using highly diluted essential oils.

Allison England writes inAromatherapy and Massage For Mother and Baby

Essential oils are powerful and need to be diluted before applying directly to the skin. They should always be used either in a carrier oil or mixed with water, some oils such as the citrus oils could cause soreness and irritation.

I hope this helps to educate and clarify what is often seen and incorrectly provided by well-meaning sales reps of multi-level marketing brands of essential oils. While I've mentioned doTERRA, this also does apply to Young Living.

The Intention of this Blog Post

I intend to educate and responsibly provide holistic wellness.

As anAromatherapist and Herbalist working with those in pregnancy, birth and motherhood, it is within my scope of practice and responsibility to provide correct recommendations and education when needed - and absolutely when it comes tosafety.

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Choosing Oils

I've been asked quite often about specific brands and if it's a good quality essential oil.

I want to share with you how you can know yourself if a brand is a good quality brand by sharing apiece of an articlefrom the East-West School of Herbal and Aromatics Study.

I shop for essential oils in this way and encourage you to consider this as well. However, don't just pick a few things on this list and think it is an excellent essential oil. Does it fit everything in this list? Does it work at least for the grand majority? This is how you go about choosing a quality essential oil brand.

  • who is dedicated to supplying essential oils to the aromatherapy practitioner market and educated public.

    (Video) Peppermint Essential Oil: Benefits & Uses | Young Living Essential Oils

  • that is on the small size and not a large corporation.

  • owned by an aromatherapy practitioner or essential oil specialist

  • who has relations with his/her distillers, if possible

  • who can readily supply a batch-specific MS/GC spec report on each essential oil it sells

  • readily able to provide material safety data sheets (MSDS) as needed

  • who has a solid unquestioned noncontroversial reputation in the field

  • who has preferably been in the field for a number of years and is well known to other aromatherapy practitioners and/or educators

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Resources for Essential Oils Use

I've received quite a few post as to WHY not use essential oils undiluted. The risks are irritations and allergic reactions. Here are some articles that I hope will help those that would like to learn more.

Online Recommendations

Book Recommendations

For those who like me prefer books:

  • Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals by Tisserand and Balance

  • Aromatherapy Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate and Heal by Valerie Cooksley, RN

  • The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia

  • These are just some of the resources to learn more about essential oils and proper dilution and the reasons why.

INGESTING OILS– another article (clickhere) filled with even more resources and information about ingesting essential oils. A must-read!

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Through this post, I've received many emails and have people post a bad reaction from essential oils based on the information provided by a sales rep brand. If you are one of these people, please, I can't urge you enough to report it.

Robert Tisserand, a leader in Aromatherapy often called the Father of Modern Aromatherapy and author of Essential Oil Safety for Aromatherapy Professionals, collects information about these cases. Please email him directly with as much detail as possible at robert@roberttisserand.com. Another place to report ishereat the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy. Please help others by reporting your experience.

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FAQs

Which one is better doTerra or Young Living? ›

Comparing their fragrance, doTerra is better than Young Living because it's essential oils diffuse better and smell sweeter than Young Living.

What essential oils should be avoided with high blood pressure? ›

Hyssop essential oil should be avoided, as it has isopinocamphones, which are known to raise blood pressure. It would also make sense for people with high blood pressure to avoid stimulating essential oils, such as rosemary and citrus (lemon and grapefruit) oils.

Is doTerra essential oils toxic? ›

Essential oils are safe to use, as long as the appropriate dosage and application methods are observed. In the most extreme cases, exceeding dosage recommendations for oils can lead to toxicity.

Are Young Living oils toxic? ›

Young Living's products are safe, but some are required under California law to have a label, since they include trace amounts of naturally occurring lead, which can be widely distributed through the environment in soil, air, water, and rocks. Young Living does not add lead to its products.

Are doTERRA oils 100% pure? ›

When you use a bottle of doTERRA essential oil, you're using an oil that is pure. There are no contaminants, fillers, or adulterations. The essential oil industry did not have standards to ensure purity, so doTERRA created one.

Is doTERRA high quality? ›

The doTERRA essential oils brand offers a high quality oil, but at the price of an MLM company structure. The CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) essential oil quality standard is what dōTERRA judges and labels their essential oil quality by.

What is the number one herb for high blood pressure? ›

Basil has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating various cardiovascular diseases and conditions like hypertension. The herb is known to be high in eugenol, a plant compound that is linked to lowered blood pressure.

What spice controls blood pressure? ›

That said, there are several promising herbs and spices you can incorporate into your diet that may help lower your blood pressure. They include basil, parsley, celery seeds, Chinese cat's claw, Bacopa monnieri, garlic, thyme, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom, to name a few.

Why isn't doTERRA FDA approved? ›

The FDA hasn't approved any essential oil products as drugs because they haven't met the agency's standard for safety or effectiveness — so any time a seller makes a claim about their potential therapeutic use, they're required to include the following FDA disclosure: "These statements have not been evaluated by the ...

Is doTERRA chemical free? ›

doTERRA offers a convenient, non-toxic, biodegradable, and preservative-free solution: doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate. Your skin is your body's largest organ. It is also one of the most common pathways of toxic exposure.

Do essential oils get into bloodstream? ›

When essential oils are applied to the skin they are absorbed and travel around the body via the bloodstream. In this way they are able to deliver a range of benefits to the body's systems and organs. Absorption is increased by massage, as this increases the circulation in that area of the body.

Why is eucalyptus oil toxic? ›

Eucalyptus oil can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Eucalyptus poisoning can cause stomach pain, dizziness, muscle weakness, feelings of suffocation, drowsiness, seizures, and coma. When applied to the skin: It's possibly unsafe to use pure eucalyptus oil. It can cause serious problems with the nervous system.

Can inhaling eucalyptus oil harmful? ›

Five milliliters or more can lead to nervous system shutdown and even coma. Symptoms show up between 30 minutes to 4 hours after exposure. A small number of people have had epileptic-like seizures within a few minutes of inhaling eucalyptus oil.

Can breathing in too much essential oils be harmful? ›

The inhalation of essential oil vapors is not generally dangerous, but very intensive inhalation for more than about 20 minutes may lead to respiratory distress and/or neurological symptoms, such as headache, nausea, burning of eyes and throat, cough, shortness of breath, or slowed breathing in young children.

Who should not use lavender oil? ›

Lavender can affect blood pressure and your central nervous system. If you need surgery or dental work, stop taking lavender at least 2 weeks ahead of time.

Who should not use essential oils? ›

Young children and the elderly may be more sensitive to essential oils. So you may need to dilute them more. And you should totally avoid some oils, like birch and wintergreen. In even small amounts, those may cause serious problems in kids 6 or younger because they contain a chemical called methyl salicylate.

Are doTERRA oils safe for internal use? ›

What Essential Oils Are Safe for Internal Use? So doTERRA has so many oils that are approved for internal use. So, if you're looking at the bottle it actually says it directly on the bottle whether or not the oil can be taken internally.

Which essential oils are endocrine disruptors? ›

Lavender oil and tea tree oil contain compounds that mimic or oppose the actions of sex hormones and may be considered endocrine disruptors.

Is frankincense poisonous? ›

Frankincense is natural, but like many other natural substances, it can be poisonous. Some people who have used frankincense extract have experienced: stomach pain. nausea.

Was doTERRA sued? ›

Its name is inspired by the Latin phrase for "gift of the Earth." The company initially launched with 25 single oils and ten oil blends. In August 2013, Young Living filed suit against doTerra for theft of trade secrets, alleging that the company had re-created their production process illegally.

Is doTERRA an ethical company? ›

doTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices. Growers and harvesters are encouraged to form cooperative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.

Why are doTERRA oils not organic? ›

dōTERRA's quality standard for essential oils, Certified Pure Tested Grade® (CPTG), exceeds industry standards. Because organic certification varies from country to country, province to province, and in the US, from state to state, it is not currently possible to acquire all oils under certified organic status.

Who is doTERRA's biggest competitor? ›

Top Competitors of doTERRA
  • Melaleuca Inc. 4,903. $1 Billion.
  • Total Life Changes. 5,000. $72 Million.
  • Young Living Essential Oils. 3,000. $1 Billion. ...
  • Jeunesse Global Holdings LLC. 9,378. $362 Million.
  • Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. 4,600. $2 Billion.
  • SISEL International LLC. 1,446. $284 Million.

Do doTERRA reps make money? ›

Nearly 86% of doTERRA advocates, by my estimation, reached a rank where the average advocate earned less than $1,000 per year. And by that, I actually mean "earned" less than $1,000 per year.
...
The problem with MLMs.
doTERRA rankAverage Annual EarningsPercentage of All Advocates
Presidential Diamond$1,259,587<.01%
11 more rows
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What are the top 3 essential oils? ›

These Are the Top 5 Essential Oils – Learn Their Uses & Benefits!
  • Peppermint. Peppermint essential oil can be used for in a variety of ways. ...
  • Lemon. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the peel where all the nutrients live. ...
  • Lavender. ...
  • Rosemary. ...
  • Frankincense.
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What is the fastest way to bring down high blood pressure? ›

Relax!
  1. Losing excess weight.
  2. Quitting smoking.
  3. Reducing alcohol and caffeine intake.
  4. Prioritizing sleep.
  5. Avoiding stressful situations, if possible.
  6. Eating less sodium, sugar, refined carbohydrates and processed foods.
  7. Regularly engaging in low-impact exercise (about 30 minutes every day)

What herbs can you not take with high blood pressure? ›

Examples of herbal supplements that can affect your blood pressure or blood pressure medications include:
  • Arnica (Arnica montana)
  • Ephedra (ma-huang)
  • Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius and Panax ginseng)
  • Guarana (Paullinia cupana)
  • Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

What type of cinnamon lowers blood pressure? ›

Helps manage blood pressure

Research on Ceylon cinnamon dates back to 1975 . The research concluded Ceylon cinnamon could help blood pressure. Weakening of the heart due to problems in the cardiovascular system often causes heart disease.

What natural remedy lowers blood pressure? ›

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What is the best natural blood pressure medicine? ›

Potassium may be the best known nutritional supplement for blood pressure regulation. Studies suggest that increasing your intake through food or supplements helps reduce high blood pressure levels ( 17 , 18 , 19 , 20 ).

What red spice reverses hypertension? ›

Ginger is a versatile spice that is used over a period to improve many aspects of heart health, including circulation, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure.

Does lemon water bring your blood pressure down? ›

Citrus, such as lemon and limes, has been shown to reduce blood pressure and has the added benefit of adding a little flavor to a boring glass of water.

Is doTERRA a debt free company? ›

Back then, they took second mortgages, scaled back and worked without pay in order to own their work and make their own choices. doTERRA is now the largest oil company in the world, debt-free.

Is doTERRA a scheme? ›

doTERRA is not considered a pyramid scheme because they do not meet the FTC definition of one. They sell essential oils and in many cases purport benefits that can't be backed by scientific evidence so consumers should be aware of that.

Who is doTERRA owned by? ›

Founding Executive, CEO

In that time, the hearts and minds of seven qualified individuals came together under the visionary leadership of David Stirling to form a unique organization called doTERRA.

Is DoTERRA used in hospitals? ›

Is Doterra Used In Hospitals? DoTERRA essential oils have been found to be effective in mood-boosting, stress relief, pain management, and a variety of other applications at over 175 hospitals across the country.

Is DoTERRA a clean brand? ›

doTerra products are FDA-approved and are 100% pure and safe to use. However, the company doesn't market its products to cure illnesses' the health benefits are marketed around keywords like wellness, aromatherapy, and well-being, per FDA requirements.

Is DoTERRA Deep Blue toxic? ›

People should never exceed the directions on the label due to the risk of salicylate toxicity (aspirin poisoning). A single teaspoon (5ml) of methyl salicylate contains 7g of salicylate, which is equivalent to more than twenty-three 300 mg aspirin tablets. It has proven fatal to small children in doses as small as 4ml.

Should I refrigerate my essential oils? ›

Yes, Essential Oils can be stored in the refrigerator. This option is especially ideal for those who use their oils infrequently – for example, a couple of times a year.

How long do essential oils stay in your bloodstream? ›

20-40 minutes – eugenol and linalool (these chemicals are components of many common essential oils including cinnamon and rose). 40-60 minutes – anise, bergamot and lemon. 60-80 minutes – citronella, lavender, geranium and pine needle. 100-120 minutes – coriander, peppermint and rue.

Which essential oils are toxic to humans? ›

Highly toxic essential oils include camphor, clove, lavender, eucalyptus, thyme, tea tree, and wintergreen oils, the researchers noted. Many essential oils can cause symptoms such as agitation, hallucinations and seizures.

What does eucalyptus do to the brain? ›

Although the Eucalyptus essential oil can help increase the Theta and Alpha brainwaves spectra while inhaling. Theta and Alpha brainwaves are essential for concentration and analytical thinking, and enhance working memory (Zaehle et al., 2011).

Who shouldnt use eucalyptus? ›

Other examples of safety guidelines for children regarding essential oils: Peppermint shouldn't be topically applied to or diffused around children under the age of 6 years. Eucalyptus shouldn't be topically applied to or diffused around children under the age of 10 years.

Can eucalyptus heal lungs? ›

Eucalyptus is widely used as a natural cold remedy and is a common ingredient in cold and cough products. Research has shown that it can decrease mucus and expand the bronchi and bronchioles of your lungs. It's also a natural anti-inflammatory agent ( 5 , 6 ).

Is diffusing essential oils safe for your lungs? ›

There is so much to learn about essential oils and their benefits, but it's always good to know how to use them safely. Oil diffusers are safe for the lungs and, when used correctly, they have many benefits!

Does eucalyptus oil raise blood pressure? ›

Commonly associated with cold relief products like cough drops, eucalyptus is also good for your heart. According to one study, inhaling air infused with eucalyptus oil can significantly lower your blood pressure.

What doTERRA oil is good for lungs? ›

* If you're looking for a good way to support your respiratory system, try taking oils like Peppermint, doTERRA On Guard® Lemon, or Cardamom. * You can also apply doTERRA Breathe® or Eucalyptus (diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil) topically for a cooling, soothing sensation.

What are the disadvantages of aromatherapy? ›

Side effects of using essential oils include:
  • rashes.
  • asthma attacks.
  • headaches.
  • allergic reactions.
  • skin irritation.
  • nausea.

What happens if you inhale too much lavender oil? ›

Lavender oil is generally not poisonous in adults when breathed in during aromatherapy or swallowed in smaller amounts. It may cause a reaction in children who swallow small amounts. The major effects are due to allergic reactions of the skin.

What is the problem with lavender? ›

A lack of flowers, wilted foliage, slow growth, or an unruly growth habit are common issues that gardeners face when growing lavender. Thankfully, these problems are fairly easy to diagnose and cure.

When should you not use lavender? ›

Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Surgery: Lavender might slow down the central nervous system. If used in combination with anesthesia and other medications given during and after surgery, it might slow down the central nervous system too much. Stop using lavender at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

What oils do you need to avoid? ›

The oils which should be avoided for cooking are oils like soybean, corn, canola, sunflower, and safflower. These oils have unstable fats and will decimate the nutritional properties of your food.

Is doTERRA toxic free? ›

doTERRA offers a convenient, non-toxic, biodegradable, and preservative-free solution: doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate. Your skin is your body's largest organ. It is also one of the most common pathways of toxic exposure.

Is doTERRA oil FDA approved? ›

The FDA warned Young Living and doTERRA that the companies' products are not FDA-approved drugs, yet both are utilizing marketing that makes claims only approved drugs can make. Both companies have 15 days to notify the FDA of corrective actions they will make.

Is frankincense a hormone disruptor? ›

Frankincense balances hormone levels through regulation of oestrogen production, a vital process that helps regulate the skin's hormones and reduce formation of cysts, tumours.

Can essential oils mess with your hormones? ›

According to Korach, essential oil components have not been previously classified as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Such compounds mimic or oppose the actions of hormones, including the female sex hormone estrogen, as well as androgens, or male sex hormones, such as testosterone.

What does frankincense do to the brain? ›

The most important component of frankincense is its resinous part and the main ingredients are incensole acetate and boswellic acid. According to previous studies, frankincense can have a positive effect on brain development, and possibly on the formation of dendrites and axons and improving their communication [24].

Does frankincense help with arthritis? ›

Frankincense oil

It's also known for its antiseptic, regenerative, and anti-inflammatory properties. A 2010 study confirmed frankincense as a potential treatment for reducing inflammatory symptoms, specifically from osteoarthritis.

Which essential oil is most effective? ›

15 best essential oils
  • Peppermint essential oil.
  • Lavender essential oil.
  • Tea tree oil.
  • Bergamot essential oil.
  • Chamomile essential oil.
  • Jasmine essential oil.
  • Ylang ylang essential oil.
  • Eucalyptus essential oil.
29 Sept 2022

What is the best still for essential oils? ›

Alembics are a great choice for making essential oils and have been used to do so for centuries. With its large column for your botanicals, the flip top column alembic is a popular choice. Also popular are the soldered & riveted union alembics. We offer many styles in any size you need up to 1000 L.

Does doTerra use pesticides? ›

CPTG essential oils are free of pesticides, chemical residues, fillers, herbicides, extenders, and solvents. We partner with experts that have been doing this a while, and their long history of tested purity is part of the art of producing such beautiful oils.

Why is frankincense the king of oils? ›

Frankincense has earned its title as “The King of Oils” because of its versatility. When used topically, frankincense touts powerful anti-aging properties. It promotes cellular function and the appearance of healthy-looking skin, evening out skin tone and minimizing blemishes.

Who is the world leader in essential oils? ›

Gary Young: The World Leader in Essential Oils. With more than 300 pages and 700 photographs, this book will give you a behind-the-scenes look into Gary's world, where you'll learn about his many trials and triumphs. What impressed you most about Gary's essential oil journey? Let us know in the comments!

How do I know which essential oil is purest? ›

Read the label

The label should also specify that it is “100 percent pure essential oil” and list the net contents (including metric measurement). If it says “essence oil,” that's not a pure essential oil but typically a premixed blend of essential oil(s) in a base of carrier oil (like jojoba).

Who is the largest essential oil company in the world? ›

doTERRA International is an integrative health and wellness company and the world leader in the Global Aromatherapy and Essential Oils market.

What is the strongest smelling essential oil? ›

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: Incredibly strong, sweet and floral, Ylang Ylang has a way of stealing the show in essential oil blends.

Is plant therapy as good as doTERRA? ›

Both doTERRA and Plant Therapy essential oils are high quality and work really well for the purposes of therapeutic and medicinal use, as well as emotional wellness. However, where Plant Therapy shines is in providing transparency in their reporting (GS/MC) affordable pricing, and ethical business practices.

Which type of essential oils has the shortest shelf life? ›

Most citrus peel essential oils, except Bergamot, consist of 90% or more monoterpenes, and thus are oils that have the shortest shelf life. Other oils that generally consist of over 80% monoterpenes include Angelica Root, Cypress, Frankincense, Pine and Spruce oils.)

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