Top 3 Reasons to Stop Ingesting Bad Advice about Essential Oils

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Would be great if I could post nice, frilly, sweet articles about being kind to everyone about everything, but that’s just not practical. It’s not realistic. It’s not honest. Honesty, or rather, dishonesty, is a huge issue with me. After leaving and having to heal from a brainwashing cult, it infuriates me when people weave their own brainwashing into everything they do and say (especially when it involves fear mongering). There’s a lot of myths about essential oils floating around and we do need to put a collective foot down about it, but the fear mongering half-truth answers are just as annoying and detrimental to the community as a whole (consumers and companies alike). There’s a buzz about the dangers of ingesting essential oils that is not well thought out. It’s creating a fear based mentality that is not healthy.

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We’re already fed up with western medical fear mongering and it’s just as annoying to see it happening in the essential oil community. Lets just stick to the facts. Fear isn’t a good motivator for anything.

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ― Marie Curie

I’ve written before about the term ‘therapeutic grade’ and I really don’t want to beat that horse again, but for the sake of the article I linked to above I will add one more thing. MLM reps KNOW the term Therapeutic Grade is an in-house standard. WE KNOW there is no government oversight or legal standard. However, companies maintain the freedom and the right to use the term in their marketing. So for God’s sake, stop trying to weave malicious gossip and accusations about MLM companies and reps with this issue. It boggles my mind why ANYONE would criticize a company for having quality control.

The myth I’m addressing today is about ingesting essential oils. There’s a lot of fear being created about this that is absolutely unnecessary and lacks documentation and/or thorough research. I’m not saying we shouldn’t use caution with essential oils, but the blatant lack of forethought is perpetuating more myths instead of clearing them up.

What I do, whole heartedly, agree with is that we NEED more comprehensive studies about essential oils. Yet, we need to look at this with some plain ol’ common sense too.

If an essential oil is pure (meaning NO additives) and it’s food grade (“GRAS”, see EXACTLY what the FDA says here), then it is just as natural as the herb or plant it’s taken from. Are there cautions we need to take with an essential oil that we don’t need with the plant itself? Absolutely! But to say we should NEVER ingest them is impractical and unnecessary.

So lets just look at this in it’s simplicity. 

Ingesting essential oils and gut flora: Oregano essential oil is a hot oil and can cause skin sensitivity (burning sensation), but the herb is only mildly spicy when chewed. Both the essential oil and the herb of oregano are natural. I wouldn’t recommend drinking any essential oil, much less oregano, but I’d also not recommend you eat an entire salad of oregano either. Ingesting a food grade essential oil (lemon, basil, peppermint) should be after diluting with a carrier oil or some other form of fat (avocado, coconut oil, yogurt) or honey. While you could add a drop of lemon, grapefruit, or other citrus essential oil into your water, it will FLOAT at the top and hit your lips and not feel too nice. I use citrus in my water, but I wear lip balm to protect my lips (or you could use a straw).

Adding a drop or two of oregano essential oil to guacamole to ingest isn’t going to do anything different to your gut flora than consuming 1 Tablespoon of oregano leaves in your spaghetti sauce. 

Since the essential oil is a concentrated form of the plant, I do NOT recommend you take it as an equal substitute.

This issue doesn’t raise the flag to promote abstinence of ingesting some essential oils, but it does raise the flag to promote education and awareness to teach people about this powerful substance from the earth.

Medical Professionals: When it comes to recommendations from aromatheraptists and other medical professionals, it is important to remember that they are BOUND by the government in what they are allowed to say to their patients and the general public. This raises a HUGE concern about the freedom of speech and we need to keep this in mind when they tell us what to do and what not to do with our own bodies.

The FDA doesn’t want them telling us something natural (and virtually free) can actually foster wellness or healing.

*GASP*

Ask yourself this question, WHY would our own government NOT want us to know if something natural and virtually free can HEAL us? The very same government that tells aromatherapists and other medical professionals that they CAN NOT promote natural healing will turn right around and PERMIT the general public to consume “food” from McDonald’s and allow that company to promote their “food”, which is KNOWN for causing obesity, high blood pressure, IBS, etc.

So I don’t always take what those ‘Professionals’ say as fact. I read and listen to them and use my OWN mind in determining what will be good for me and what won’t be.

Freedom: I have serious issues with the cost of ‘higher’ education and the gigantic GAP between those ‘educated’ people and the general public. There’s no reason whatsoever for any of us to be dumbed down when we have such massive libraries and the internet to do our own research. Whenever an organization creates a ‘secret society’ of knowledge that only certain people have access to then I begin to persistently question their ‘education’ and ‘knowledge’ (and their ethics).

We, the people, should NEVER tolerate this. We should be putting the collective foot down about our freedom (not just in our country, but in the world at large), especially when it comes to our nutrition, health, and availability to natural and REAL foods.

I know the FDA wants people to add the disclaimer “I am not a medical professional” and “seek your medical professional’s guidance”, but those practitioners will NOT tell you the truth about ingesting essential oils because they are bound by the gag order they swore allegiance to.

Now lets just have an even simpler form in this recap:

  • Ingesting SOME essential oils (that are food grade) is safe in SOME instances and in certain quantities (usually 2-3 drops) and under some conditions.
  • DRINKING essential oils is ridiculous. Anyone who is downing a bottle of essential oils is either lying or downright stupid. Essential oils can be very bitter and some can actually burn your mouth, tongue, and throat (imagine biting into a jalapeno).
  • The FDA and your health care providers are only allowed to say certain things to you. Even if they know something as truth, if their code prohibits them, then they can’t tell you the truth.
  • READ the product information provided by the companies you buy from.
  • LEARN all there is to know about the essential oils you’re choosing to use in your life.
  • Avoid fear mongering.

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*Disclaimer: As an Wellness Advocate I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and am not endorsed by dōTERRA Corporate. None of what I testify of has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered medical professional and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools to raise consumer awareness. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclaimer here

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Free Intuitive Goodies for a Limited Time Only

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This summer has been filled with busyness and lots of excitement with new inspiration, powerful intentions, and amazing manifestations in our lives. My book is officially on the market with Amazon (long time dream finally happened) and then I published a second book (a handy guide for essential oil enthusiasts) to be of help to essential oil consumers. But something that seems to have been overlooked is the FREE Companion Guide that comes with the book.

I want to be sure you don’t miss this opportunity, because it’s not going to last long. I’m working on an expanded version of the book and will be adding all kinds of resourceful information, inspiration, and much more all to be published in a second edition and available in PRINT. Right now it’s all on Kindle. Once this project is complete, this FREE goodie option ($100 value) won’t be available any more.

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  • Third Party Testing of Essential Oils (a response to unethical third party testing)
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My book is now available Exclusively on Amazon:
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*Disclaimer: As an Wellness Advocate I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and am not endorsed by dōTERRA Corporate. None of what I testify of has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered medical professional and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools to raise consumer awareness. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclaimer here

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

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10 Business Tips for your Essential Oil Business

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There’s a lot of people who sign up for business opportunities that don’t get the kind of training that could really benefit them and their customers. When it comes to essential oils, you’re dealing with health issues and a lack of training could end in disaster, burn out, and health complications. Even some skin care products made by other popular MLM companies, when used wrong, could harm the skin. Not only do reps of these companies need training, consumers need to read product packaging for themselves. We need to use our own brains, even if some reps and other consumers aren’t. Bad business practices make companies, their products, their consumers, and reps look ridiculous. But their critics can look just as silly when they spout off their judgments without knowing all the facts.

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Multi-level marketing companies have garnered a bad reputation due to some of the reps who lack training. Just because some lack training and have misrepresented the business model doesn’t mean it’s bad, unethical, or a scheme. If a person is using shady business tactics to recruit people (so they can make money) it’s THEM who are unethical and you are right to avoid doing business with them.

If you like the product, then find a rep who knows what they’re doing.

Here’s what I look for in a good multi-level marketing leader in an essential oil business:

1. Honesty- Just give me the facts and let me try the product. If it’s good for me it will sell itself without coercion.

2. Don’t push- We don’t need people behaving like a used car salesman who is desperate to make a commission. You’re not going to die if someone doesn’t enroll with your company, so stop acting like that.

3. Respect people- Don’t insult their intelligence and if they lack understanding, be a good teacher.

4. Be patient- When it comes to essential oils or any other supplements, give people time to research the product and ingredients. A diligent consumer will realize it’s a good product (if it really is) and in doing so they could become your best customer or team member.

5. Stay focused on your overall goal- Is your goal to further wellness or to make a buck? People will know the difference.

6. Avoid exaggerated claims- Sadly, in the essential oil community, there are a lot of wickedly zany claims going on and they make everyone look like idiots. Stick to the facts and be willing to say “I don’t know”. Better to commit yourself to finding the truth than to make stuff up just to give people an answer.

7. Don’t attack the competition- If you feel the need to run a smear campaign against your competition then you’re headed in the wrong direction. An excellent product and company needs to have healthy competition. It makes all the companies rise to a higher standard.

8. Use your influence for good- If you’re tearing people and companies down then you’re not advocating for wellness.

9. Be hopeful and realistic- Building a business doesn’t happen over night or even in 60 days. Don’t exaggerate the business model and be up front with how much work and commitment it takes to build a successful business.

10. Avoid anxiety ridden sales pitches- If your sales or recruitment pitch is motivated by anxiety, control, and a push to get a signature and a credit card, then you might not be using those essential oils for emotional wellness after all.

Note to consumers: Use caution with those handy dandy ‘essential oil for beginners’ books on Amazon. Use your next .99 for this Practical Guide for the Essential Oil Enthusiast so you can be wise in this quickly evolving industry.

For inspiration in your wellness journey, get this on your Kindle.

My book is now available Exclusively on Amazon:
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*Disclaimer: As an Wellness Advocate I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and am not endorsed by dōTERRA Corporate. None of what I testify of has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered medical professional and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools to raise consumer awareness. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclaimer here

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

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