by Judy DeLaRosa
For years Young Living has lead the way to change the world standards for essential oil quality and purity. Young Living is known as the World Leader in Essential Oils. Now, with new information, I think that Young Living should change their motto to say:
Young Living is the World Leader in Safe, Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils.
Young Living can stand up to the highest level of testing and you will never find anything other than pure unadulterated essential oils.
For almost 20 years, I have taught consumers to beware of buying essential oils that say they are 100% pure because testing often shows that these oils have been adulterated in some way.
I understand that it can be confusing when you, the consumer, hear conflicting stories from different companies, like DoTerra, claiming to have Certified Pure Therapeutic essential oils. Innocent DoTerra customers are lead to believe that their oils are tested for purity and are CPTG (CERTIFIED PURE THERAPEUTIC GRADE).
Now there are actual examples of how this is simply not true. They are saying all the right things. Looking like a company you can trust to bring you safe essential oils, yet, analytical testing is showing otherwise. Just because a company says their oils are pure doesn’t mean they are.
Here are some examples of how you can be tricked to think your oils are pure when they are NOT. These analytical lab tests were done in several labs, including the tope essential oil chemistry lab in the world, Institut des Sciences Analytiques, located in France. Thse tests don’t lie!
TESTING OF DOTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS SHOWS:
DoTerra Wintergreen essential oil was found to contain synthetic methyl salicylate, synthetic dimethyl 2-hydroxyterephthalate, and no natural wintergreen essential oil was found in this product.*
DoTerra Wild Orange essential oil was tested and found to contain synthetic 2-hexen-1-ol and synthetic linalool which is not disclosed on the label.*
DoTerra Peppermint essential oil was tested and found to contain synthetic ethyl vanillin. (That’s what gives it that sweet smell so you can’t base purity on how sweet an essential oil smells.)*
DoTerra Lavender essential oil was tested and found to contain synthetic linalyl acetate which isn’t listed on the label.*
*These statements are based on allegations made in a complaint filed by Young Living in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division.
WARNING – Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) indicate that the synthetic adulterants in these essential oils are harmful if taken internally or applied on the skin.
At www.sciencelab.com –
1) MSDS for synthetic Methyl Salicylate – Very hazardous in case of ingestion. This substance is toxic to your blood, lungs, nervous system and mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged use can cause target organ damage.
2) MSDS for Ethyl Vanillin – Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), eye contact (irritant), or ingestion. Repeated or prolonged inhalation of dust may lead to chronic respiratory irritation.
At www.chemtexusa.com –
1) MSDS for synthetic Linalool – May cause gastrointestinal irritation. May cause respiratory irritation and skin irritation.
2) MSDS for synthetic Linalyl Acetate – Causes severe skin irritation. Nervous and digestive systems disorders can develop from repeated skin exposure. May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea and diarrhea from ingestion. Inhalation causes respiratory tract irritation. Aspiration may lead to pulmonary edema. Chronic effects may be delayed.
At www.guidechem.com –
1) MSDS for synthetic 2-hexen-1-ol – May be harmful if inhaled or swallowed. May be harmful in absorbed through the skin.
INGESTING AND APPLYING ESSENTIAL OILS THAT CONTAIN THESE SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS COULD HARM YOUR HEALTH.
In addition, it has come to my attention from distributors in Mexico that DoTerra has been doing business illegally in Mexico. For 4 years, they have been smuggling products into Mexico and selling them without the proper permits and licenses.
I am told that recently Mexican police raided several DoTerra shops and warehouses and confiscated all of the products they found. I am curious to find out what will be the future of DoTerra in Mexico…and the USA too, for that matter. Things aren’t looking good for DoTerra right now.
Do you want to buy oils from a company with a proven 20 year track record or do you want to buy essential oils from a company that only looks good on the surface? You decide.
I know I will stick with Young Living, a company that I can trust to bring me the highest quality essential oils possible, each time…every time!!!