True Quality and the Industry
With so many
options available for your families natural health, it can be a
task to know what is really going on with the Essential Oil and
Herbal Supplement suppliers. We desire people to know the
truth so they can make equitable purchasing choices. There is a reason why
there are so many different choices and prices for supposedly the same essential oil. There can
be a vast difference in value. We are saddened to see that family providers are spending their hard earned money on oils that are not worth what they are paying. We encourage each person to discover for themselves and therefore provide you information that can assist you in knowing the key indicators that show if oils are unadulterated and truly wild or beyond organic.
I Am is Dedicated to Natural
Am Essential Oils, living naturally and in harmony with nature is not
only our passion, it is our way of life. The earth is abundant and
nature is our birthright. The health and well-being of our community is
directly correlated to our mutualistic relation with nature. Nature
provides clues to easy living, such as how bees pollinate more
efficiently than humans. At I Am Essential Oils we guide our day to day living, work, and
business relations for the health of the planet.
I Am is Dedicated to Fertile Soil & Healthier Living
For the most part, nature cultivates and sustains better than man-made
systems. For example, the forest is a harmonious system which stores water as if a lake and sustains
life naturally. As forests are cut down, the water that would have naturally been
retained, now runs off or is evaporated. This departure of water creates arid conditions and leads to the loss of its vegetation and animal life. We can learn from nature and apply
what we experience to create better long term health for the soil, and a healthier happier way of living for all living things. I Am finds that the small farms are more invested long term in soil quality.
I Am is Dedicated to True Quality
I Am Essential Oils is dedicated to providing true therapeutic oils and
herbal supplements. Truly therapeutic means our products are sourced for reliable traditional/organic farms, unaltered, and pure; therefore, they are at the strength to truly assist your family's health. We
specialize in working with farms that grow herbs in a truly
natural, harmonious, organic manner that not only provides the highest
healing value and sustainability, but also provides farmers the ability to feed their families.
These links bellow will assist you in learning more about the natural health industry and making wise purchasing decisions.
* The Industrialization of Essential Oils
* But my oils work!
* Rise of the Medical Coercion
Modern farming practices clear large acres of forest and include all types of toxic chemical
fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, genetically modified plants, and so
forth. These harmful conditions are found in our environment and in
our health care products too. Most people believe that purchasing organic means avoiding harmful toxins, sadly this is not the case.
The organic programs allow approved toxic chemicals to be
used on farms and liberties are allowed for other chemicals
to be added to essential oils and herbal supplements.
In the United
States companies can legally label their products as 100% Pure and
Organic when they contain up to 97% fillers and chemicals. Consumers think they are getting a better value when in fact quite the opposite is true.
The large health food chain supplied organic essential oil brands are not exempt. Our product research and development testing of their oils show that they contain as much as 75% propylene glycol as well as other toxic fragrances. This means they simply cost more, for less product, because of dilution.
The USDA organic
certification of a product is not without its loop holes. With very little funding, it is quite legal and simple for a company to have USDA
Certifications and USDA Organic labeling on toxic and potentially
harmful products. All that needs to happen is a for a shell corporation to purchase the
products direct from a supplier. That shell company can then
invoice a non certified or toxic product as "organic" to their parent
company. That parent company can then take those invoices to a USDA
Certification company and pay the certification fee. They are then legally able to label their products as Organic.
Anyone wanting to be
a part of Natural Healing, should look into the farming and organic certification practices of the country where the plants are farmed. There are a great many gaming for profit at the consumers
expense. A person can certainly notice where the farms are located. If you notice a certified organic farm located right near a poor air quality atainment metropolis, remember that all
the ambient pollution in the air and local water sources is entering into those plants naturally.
It may be difficult to know where the exact farms are located due to purchasing agreements being only between suppliers and wholesalers, however, the internet is making this issue more transparent via news articles and social media. A simple search on the use of bio-solids/sewage sludge on farm land as fertilizer can prove to be very enlightening. Such fertilization method contains numerous pollutants, hormones, and cancer
causing toxins but still fall under the USDA organic certification. With a little bit of research, a consumer can find this information.
have been involved in many upper level meetings for quite a few
different essential oils companies. The company
employees/representatives would talk about how their highest quality
therapeutic essential oils were the best even though they knew, and I
knew, that they were regularly selling low quality and adulterated oils.
The plants grown on their farms were also conventionally grown and
distilled for oil volume rather than therapeutic oil quality." - Pahamy, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Woman
produced from traditional, non-toxic farming practices far exceeds the
government issued paper organic program. It is always wise to purchase herbal supplements or essential oils, from a supplier that is concerned
about true quality and how the plants are grown. We have found over the years that small farmers have a tendency to take better care for the soil
and plants and we feel it is because they are more dependent upon the earth to provide a living.
Testing claims and Quality Certifications are
also another problem instigated by the essential oil companies. The last
decade has brought about many changes with "experts" pushing to bring in
accountability and quality standards. Now this sounds like a very good
thing, but in reality they are just adding another layer of information to sort through and still ultimately selling low quality, potentially harmful products for top
Example: Most all USA peppermint is distilled quickly to maximize the oil volume and
profits for the
company. They further increase their profit margins by mixing the USA
peppermint with lower cost peppermint from Asia until a proper chemistry
is reached according to their certification standards. By having their
adulterated poor quality oil certified, the seller then creates a greater profit margin by charging a higher price for their "100% Pure
Therapeutic Essential Oils".
The experts are well versed in adding
synthetic or natural additives to their essential oils from years of experience adding synthetics to perfume grade oils. It is quite
easy to discover some unnatural adulterants like propylene-glycol, however it
is next to impossible to find other natural plant based adulterations. The industry has advanced to using already
natural-occurring chemicals and are mixing those into their essential oils. Some essential oil companies fully justify and think it is an approved practice
to compound two or more essential oils from different, distillations,
farms, or even countries.
taking two lavender oils that would not pass the experts certification
protocols, they can produce a mixed oil that meets all certifications. Some companies have taken a
poor quality Asian lavender and combined it with an extremely,
abnormally high quality lavender from Bulgaria. The results of the mixture can then conform to all their Therapeutic Essential Oil
certifications and so they sell it for top dollar.
years ago I wanted to find out more about how the large distilling
companies worked. I contacted one company that distilled many thousands
of tons of organic essential oils each year. They explained to me their
farming practices and distilling operations.
found their organic essential oils were being produced by the government
regulations and they used "approved" toxic chemicals on their herbs.
They even made great claims about the large chemistry lab that was attached to the
facility and how it did all testing on their oils to ensure quality.
told them we were only looking for the highest quality most medicinal
oils, and they had to be absolutely pure and free from toxins and additions. The
company’s response to this was, 'Our lab is wonderful. Send us the
specifications you would like in the oils and we will make them for you.
They will pass any certifications as pure." - Man Found Standing,
Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
Too many of the independent essential oils
laboratories are too close to their suppliers. Some test labs are getting paid for their testing and profit share. Because of this, we have seen independent
testers endorsing specific essential
oils companies even when they know their oils are altered.
Quote: "I was given an opportunity to provide a price quote to a company that wanted forty-four pounds of high quality rose oil. Due to the high cost of rose, I actually provided two quotes with all the testing, organic certificates, and samples. One quote was for my highest quality Therapeutic Rose Oil that came that came from a private distiller and the other
was for what I called standard Therapeutic Rose Oil from the government-run distiller. A couple of weeks later I did a follow-up
visit and found out that the company purchased their rose oil from one
of the “experts”. When I inquired as to why I did not get the sale, I
was told that the expert gave them a better price on the “world’s best
quality rose oil”. This quite surprised me, because I know what the
“world’s best quality rose oil” actually costs and I did not think that
anyone could undercut my pricing. I asked to smell their newly purchased
oil, and when I took a whiff of the expert’s oil, I could easily tell
the “expert” did not supply them with the best quality, but with the
standard Therapeutic Rose Oil.
I then had the person I
was working with smell the oil they just purchased and then smell the
two samples I provided. They quickly determined that indeed, the oil the
expert supplied smelled like the standard quality oil I had quoted for
them. It was after they compared the chemical analysis that all their
suspicions were absolutely confirmed. Sadly, because this company went
with the “expert’s” assurances about his quality being the world’s best,
they lost over $10,000.00 by purchasing the hyped up oil." - Man Found
Standing, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man.
working with a new company that wanted to “take over the Therapeutic
Essential Oils industry”, I provided two lavender samples along with the
proper GC/MS testing and certificates. One lavender sample was from a
private certified organic farm in Bulgaria and the other was from a
small private farm in France that grew the lavender organically but did
not have a certificate on the farm. Both lavenders were Therapeutic
Essential Oils but the certified organic lavender was slightly higher in
quality and cost about twenty percent more.
the cost, the company went with saving some money and just purchased
one hundred and ten pounds of the less expensive oil. When viewing their
website a month later, I found the company was bragging about how they
had purchased the absolute best lavender in the world and provided the
edited (contact information blacked out) certificates and testing for
their customers to view. This company, which claimed to be honest and
consciousness about the quality of their products for their customers,
was using the information from the Bulgarian Lavender that I gave them
to assist them in selling the less expensive lower quality French
Lavender to their customers." - Man Found Standing, Natural Practitioner
and Medicine Man
Quote: "A decade
ago, I worked with a gentleman who produced the finest Jasmine oil in
the world. Because of his limited supply, he stopped selling to new
customers. One particular year, his harvest was reduced considerably so
he told all his current customers that he would only allow one kilogram
of oil to be sold per customer.
A couple of months
later, I was reviewing our competition’s marketing information and was
quite shocked to see them bragging about the one hundred kilograms of
the world’s finest Jasmine oil they had purchased. When we contacted
them, they sent us the biochemical testing that showed the oil to be
exactly the same as what I had just purchased.
I was quite upset with our supplier because I thought he was allowing
our competition to gain an advantage by purchasing more oil. The
supplier was contacted and told how upset I was for just being allowed
to purchase one kilogram of oil when he sold one hundred kilograms of
oil to our competition. The supplier just laughed and said, “No, I only
sold them one kilo. What they do with their oil when they get it is
After reviewing their Jasmine, it was
discovered that they indeed took one kilogram of pure Jasmine oil and
turned it into one hundred kilograms of something else. Again, just like
numerous other experts and companies that have all the right testing,
certifications, and claims to purity, they failed the quality and
adulteration test." - Man Found Standing, Natural Practitioner and
I Am Essential Oils is resolve to deal
only with the farms that build trust. As people use our oils and
supplements we are confidence that they will see our quality and
therapeutic properties far outshine our competitors. It is always
good to perform your own biochemical testing on the essential oils to make sure
there are no toxic chemicals or adulterants, however the customer should
be aware of the marketing claims and outright scams that are truly going
on in the unregulated testing of this industry.
essential oil and natural supplement industries are both multi-billion
dollar a year industries. Sadly the majority of products produced for these
industries are low quality and thinned for profit. However, transparency exists and can be read in market (export) and retail sales reports. So many essential oil companies say their lavender oils come from France. How is it possible for France
to export more 100% pure French lavender oil each year than they actually grow? One French lavender expert is quoted as saying, “I believe 99% of the lavender sold in America has been adulterated.”
Thinning products without anyone even being able to detect it, is where the
experts really capitalize on making greater profits. When a supplier starts hiring chemists, it starts to look out of place for a company that is claiming absolute purity. Another world
expert said, "If we did not extend the oils, the costs would be too
Unfortunately too many essential oil experts are regularly adding natural, synthetic, and harmful adulterants to what they call therapeutic essential oils and the company is still marketing them as pure. Their intention is to increase their profit margin and fill inventory rather than to supply product value to the consumer. The family healer is advised to use oils and other products that are free from additives. Below are quotes from lead purchasers on how they were able to steer clear of those adulterating within the industry.
Quote: "I discovered a large
distiller selling oils that were marketed as 100% Pure and Natural but
were really adulterated. In their email correspondence to me they said,
'. . . This process is very unique and is not used by other suppliers,
they (the other suppliers) just prepare a . . . synthetic fragrance
mixture and put 2% to 10% of pure oil based on the target price they want to offer. So
our natural identical oils are 100% pure and natural but not 100%
extracted from same species.'
Simply put this large
distiller said that instead of mixing 90 to 98 percent
synthetic chemical fragrance in with their essential oils, they do it
better by mixing in natural chemicals and
selling them as 100% pure and natural." - Man Found Standing, Natural
Practitioner and Medicine Man
"I was contacted by a person from one of the large essential oil
distilling companies. They were inquiring if I had an interest in
purchasing oils from them. The sales expert answered my questions about
their distilling facility and then I asked him about supplying me with
pure lavender essential oil. (When checking out a company I normally
always start out with their lavender oil.) He told me that they could
supply pure lavender oil.
I asked him for the botanical
name of the lavender and pricing. He stated that their best lavender
for the price was on 100% Pure Lavandula angustifolia 40/42. He
then stated his price, which was 1/5 the cost of oil I get directly
from the farms I work with.
Even though 40/42 is an adulterated Lavender, I was quite shocked that he was still
claiming his oil was 100% pure. Trying to obtain more information from
him I said, 'Wow, that’s
quite a good price. How can you sell it for that?'
then explained that they use only 5% natural oil and the rest is
synthetic to make the required chemical structure for having the high
quality pure therapeutic lavender oil. He further explained that
the oil would test as 100% pure and pass any certifications we required.
Because the laws legally allowed him to call an oil 100% pure and since
the oil would also pass any testing as pure, their company was selling
the adulterated oil under the name of 100% Pure Lavandula angustifolia 40/42.
sold on the market as 40/42 is referring to the Linalool and Linalyl
acetate percentages in the lavender. There is a lot of claim about Lavender 40/42 not being adulterated lavender. Erroneously they are suggesting that it is a blend of
different lavender crops. In all cases I have found this to be false and simply
marketing claims. There are many experts laboratories that create the Lavender 40/42. The Lavender
that is commercially sold as Lavender 40/42 is around 3% pure lavender and the rest synthetic. The reason they put in at
least 3% pure lavender is because legally they can market the lavender
as 100% pure and natural at that percentage, and that is what they do!
If an essential oil company is selling a
Lavender 40/42, it is a key indicator that they are not above supplying adulterated products across the board." - Man Found
Standing, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
Quote: "In 1998, when I first
started looking at purchasing large amounts of Therapeutic Essential
Oils for my family and friends, I wanted to make sure I was receiving
the finest, most natural quality available. I contacted the “Leading
Expert” for large bulk quantities of Therapeutic Essential
Oils here in the United States and was given the assurances that I would only
be supplied with the purest and highest quality available. Upon
receiving his assurances, I purchased a large amount of Wild Eucalyptus globulus.
the oil arrived I smelled it, and from my knowledge of the industry, I
was happy to discover that the eucalyptus smelled exactly like the high
quality oil I had been used to using for nearly a decade. (I
had been purchasing from another “World’s Leading Expert”.) Regardless
of the fact that the oil smelled and acted the same, I pulled a sample
and sent it to Europe for analysis by one of the leading biochemists for
the essential oil industry. The testing came back stating there were no
chemical additives or pesticides detected, but the oil had been heated
up too high during or after the distillation to “burn off” some of the more
My surprise about the adulteration
of burning off undesirable chemicals was compounded when the supplying
expert was consulted to discuss the shocking test results. The expert
responded along the lines of, “Everyone does it. The oil is pure, but
that is what we do to make it smell better."
about this alteration, I was determined to educate myself about the
Therapeutic Essential Oils industry. Over the next year, I scrutinized
the 'world leading experts’ finest quality oils in pursuit of transparency. I
concluded that, indeed, it was the habit of the leading experts to
alter, adulterate, compound, and otherwise generally do things that I,
or people looking for absolute purity, would not want done with their
oils." - Man Found Standing, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
1997, I worked for a company that claimed to be the largest therapeutic
essential oils supplier in the world. This company sold many millions
of dollars of essential oils every month. They love to use the marketing
claim stating they grow the highest quality, organic, therapeutic grade
essential oils and supply them to their customers. When people
confronted their company about the organic certificates for their farms,
they stated it was their practice to not provide organic certificates
or soil testing results to their customers.
enough, I discovered they could not provide the certificates, because
in spite of their claims, they were not an organic
farm. I even found out during the next year that their farm had over 100
truckloads of potentially harmful bio-solids (sewage sludge) spread over it.
When a friend did extensive testing of all their Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, she discovered they often
sold poor quality and adulterated single oils, and in a majority of cases they had added
“smell enhancers” (synthetic fragrances or natural aroma chemicals) to
their essential oil blends to make them more desirable." - Man Found
Standing, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
few years ago, we reviewed a new large company that claimed to sell only Therapeutic Essential Oils. This company claimed to have the
highest, purest quality oils and the strictest moral ethics from
their employees. After a few tests, we discovered that they were mostly
selling advertised pure oils, but in almost all cases, it was the lower quality
food grade or fragrance grade quality. When we confronted them with the
evidence of our discovery, they refused to answer any more of our
emails. To us, that did not seem to resonate well about their claim of
strict moral ethics." - Pahamy, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Woman
A very simple way to verify that a supplier sells unadulterated oils is if their peppermint oil has a
sharp, crisp, candy cane like fragrance. If so, that oil is most likely low
quality food grade peppermint or its been highly adulterated for smell. I Am Essential Oils
finds the highest therapeutic peppermint distilled at the small farms
under the more costly and time consuming method of no added pressure. High quality peppermint oil with unsurpassed therapeutic properties should have very noticeable herby undertones when inhaled.
alternative health industry is rampant with claims, misinformation,
inferior products, and adulteration. Because of this it can be a arduous task to locate a reliable supplier. I Am
Essential Oils' dedication to quality and purity is paramount. Our
plants are grown in the wild or by traditional organic
sustainable means. The herbs and essential oils are extracted properly
and remain in their natural state for the highest medicinal value. In the essential oil industry, it is not common to know the difference between standard oils and true therapeutic oils so we share these key indicators to assist you to see past the distractions of a simple claim.
More than Chemistry
Since the 17th century a drive to see and replicate the chemistry behind nature has lead to a more scientific approach to health. Nonetheless, the decreasing efficacy of synthetic remedies, their undesirable side effects and unregulated contradictions has turned humanity to re-include nature. Learning from nature is vital but to regulate away from it is not.
herb grown with toxic fertilizers, pesticides, unhappy workers, and on
contaminated soil may still produce an essential oil that passes chemical tests. But knowing all the growing factors, would you still
consider this oil to be of good quality?
Now imagine an
essential oil that produces a chemistry outside its normal recognized
high quality standard. This herb was grown by a family during a drought
that loves and takes care of their soil and uses traditional sustainable
farming practices. Would you consider this oil to be of poor quality? Natural Healers know there is a lot more to quality than just chemistry.
Over the centuries many have seen the powerful healing attributes that herbs and essential oils have. I Am Essential Oils calls this healing energy within plant life, "Creator Life Energy" and it is associated with every herb and essential oil. It is becoming more and more apparent today as well. This energy goes beyond the scientific electromagnetic, rotational, or quantum energy that scientists are familiar with. The Creator's life Energy is a healing property that is completely different and currently only discerned on a spiritual level. (1 Corinthians 2:14 -- "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.")
Everything in the Universe has its own unique Creator's Life Energy healing signature. The way an herb is grown, the people involved in the process, and how it is processed can have a profound effect on the plant.
called “The Sacred Heart of Aromatherapy” by Karyn Grant, LMT can assist
in illustrating the healing energy profound effects. She writes:
years ago, when I was a young mother, I was out walking my two-year-old
son. My neighbor, Cleon Skousen, was standing on his porch and called
me by name, saying, “Karyn, I’ve been expecting you! Come and visit with
me for awhile!”
I proceeded down the pathway to his house with my son,
Michael. Cleon invited us in and offered me a soft cushioned rocking
chair. I rocked Michael as this man spoke these unforgettable words to
me: “I do not know why I am telling you this, but it is something you
will need to know later in your life….there is not one single one of
God’s creations that He has not touched with His own divine
intelligence. Every flower, every herb, every rock, every plant, every
bit of chemistry has been imbued by God’s own brilliance. Every one of
them has the power to enhance life. Every gas, every molecule, every
atom that has any life force in it, is an extension of God himself.
Thus, they all have His healing gifts.”
I don’t remember anything else
he said to me that day, but I have never forgotten those words. Because
of his testimony, I have never been able to separate the love of God
from the creation. I have never been able to separate the gift from the
Giver. I believe that God himself puts divine
symbolism into every aspect of life by imparting a portion of His
intelligence within the very essences of plants. His brilliance is made
manifest in His creativity; the plants are no exception. They, like
human beings, came to fulfill the full measure of their creation; which
is to bring glory to their Creator through the gift of beautifying the
earth and the gift of healing.
intelligence within each plant is replete with the atoms of God’s
infinite love. He has placed within each fruit, herb and flower bearing
seed, the essences of His divine intuition, creativity and intelligence. He has touched the soul of each plant with a pure essence of life and
health; so that we, as human beings, may increase in physical health,
vitality, and spirituality as we inhale their aromas and partake of
Scientists that understand quantum physicist
know there is a lot more going on in the Universe than just what
appears to be happening. Their recent findings over the last century, is
now beginning to validate what natural healers have know for many
millennia. A new field of "Energy Medicine" is quickly materializing to
assist people with greater health.
Dr. Masaru Emoto’s
was involved in research on how “negative” and “positive” words affect water crystals. Words associated with the positive produced light
beautiful crystals whereas negative words produced the opposite
result. Sadly the energy of medicinal plants can also be altered or manipulated. Artificial frequencies can be placed upon labels, bottles and the product itself. Some companies make it a policy to impregnate an artificial frequency upon their products. Understanding that products can be energetically manipulated is important to understand true quality. Any healer should clear any unnatural energy frequencies from their product they purchase before use.
Many Therapeutic Essential Oils, which are
considered inferior in their chemical constituents, far outshine in
their healing abilities of others that are chemical test shown as superior. Numerous Natural
Practitioners have witnessed this occurrence.
Quote: "Plants and oils that are treated with love are charged with a greater
Creator’s Life Energy. I have found their overall healing properties are
greatly enhanced. When two Therapeutic Essential Oils are distilled the
same way, grown in the same region, and have almost the same chemical
makeup, I have found the plants grown on the small family farm perform
better. They have the higher vibration of the Creator’s Life Energy over
the plants grown on large industrialized farm." - Pahamy, Natural
Practitioner and Medicine Woman
on in my walk with essential oils, I worked for a company that would
routinely 'energize' their oils through a machine they had in their lab. When I asked about this, they said they were just enhancing the already
wonderful healing properties of the essential oils. Sadly, I soon
discovered this was not the case. They were using inferior essential
oils, and then infusing energies into the oils so they would test higher
in therapeutic value by the Energy Healers. I considered this
artificial spiritual energy adulteration." - Pahamy, Natural Practitioner
and Medicine Woman
"There are many ways to clear the products and it's not about a specific
method but rather about finding a way that resonates with you and your
belief systems. A simple method that works for just about everyone is to
move into a calm space while holding the product in your hands. Once
you are in that calming mindset, envision pure white light descending on
you and the product and resonating out from you. Sit with that picture
and feeling for a few moments. This should clear any unwanted energetic
residue." - Pahamy, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Woman
"The healing abilities of an herb or essential oil goes beyond their
chemical makeup. Plant energies are more like a symphony playing rather
than just a solo instrument. To specifically categorize an essential oil
under a specific frequency is not the best way to understand them. They
more accurately resonate up and down over a specific range." - Man
Found Standing, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
Smell and Quality
grown under different conditions will produce differences in their
chemistry, energy, and smells. When a natural healer becomes acquainted
with different harvest of the same plant, they will soon realize that
the healing therapeutic quality is not associated with smell. As previously discussed, sharp, crisp, candy cane smelling peppermint is not as therapeutic as the peppermint with its herby undertones.
therapeutic essential oils market is relatively a small percentage of
the overall essential oil industry. Most all distillers extract the
essential oils for the food, aromatherapy and perfume industry rather than for their
therapeutic use. Extracting an oil to maximize its healing
properties requires more understanding, energy, and care than for those other industries.
"When I teach a seminar, I want to educate people to understand that
quality and smell are two different things. For example, I will pass
around two bottles; one marked 'A' and one marked 'B'. I have pure rose
oil in one bottle and a 3% Rose with a carrier oil blend in the other. I then have
people vote on which oil they think smells the nicest. About eighty to
ninety percent of the people in the class choose the one blended with 97% carrier oil as
the fragrance they like the best." - Man Found Standing, Natural
Practitioner and Medicine Man
Essential oils will also change as
they age. An oil that is freshly distilled will sometimes take a half a
year or longer to settle into a nice fragrance. Keep in mind that as a
basic rule, the oils that are freshly distilled will not smell as nice
as oils that have been aged a little even though they generally have the
same therapeutic value.
Many customers choose an oil
by the smell rather than its therapeutic value. This leads the experts
to enhance their oil smells through adulteration with sweet smelling synthetic chemicals. For example, many
customers do not like the harsher smell of a Wild Lavender, even though
in many cases it is a better oil for healing purposes.
Quote: "When I
was working for what some call the world leader of therapeutic grade
essential oils, I was saddened to discover that they would routinely add
synthetic aromas to their essential oil blends to make them smell
nicer. This company would still proclaim and advertise that they did not dilute,
cut, nor adulterate their therapeutic oils." - Man Found Standing,
Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
I Am Essential Oils is
dedicated to providing the highest quality therapeutic oils. By working
with the small farms and having the oils distilled for their therapeutic
value, we preserve the natural chemistry and the Creator's Life Energy
in every bottle including its natural smell.
Problem: Essential Oil Industrialization
repeats itself. In other words, it shows us what lies ahead. To assist in understanding what is happening in the Essential Oils and Herbal Supplement industries, we will use the fast food industry as an example. What often
starts as a good idea can go viral and end up hurting a lot of people
in the long run. I Am Essential Oils is committed to learn from other industries, to look at the past to learn from it and to create a better result and circumvent future
problems in our own industry. Many years ago the fast food industry started as a great way to get good clean food to the community very quickly. It has since moved into adulteration in farming and nutrition. Unsuspecting consumers are now paying a much higher long term price than they can even imagine only to get this quick non-food. The
fast food industry has even contributed to major environmental problems due to food growing practices that do not sustain the land and animal farming practices and that increase disease. Fast foods though highly regulated, are now highly
adulterated and use high fructose corn syrup and toxic preserving chemicals
that have devastating long term health effects on consumers.
therapeutic essential oil industry is in its infancy compared to the
fast food industry’s globalization. However, there are many similarities
in how both are handling their growing pains. Plants have been used for
centuries for improved health. The recent development of therapeutic
essential oil mass bottling and marketing manufacturers however, has resulted in
the world’s natural plant environment getting over tapped on a few plant
species and some of the same trends as have faced the fast food world.
oils are being aggressively marketed to the point that ethics are being
disregarded in order to meet quotas and consistency. A couple of essential oil plants are already on the
endangered species list in a few countries. Species of Frankincense,
Rosewood, and Sandalwood are on the IUCN list of threatened species. Consumer demand continues to grow beyond 8% per year globally. This
drive to financially capitalize on the growing demand has led to the majority of essential oils produced and sold to be of low quality and/or adulterated. Toxic farming practices are being introduced and is hurting the environment. Toxic
chemicals are being added to the essential oils which cause even more health problems
down the road.
Essential oil and herbal supplement
retailers are buying and funding farm infrastructure all over the world
to increase plant acreage and distillation yield. Growing more plants to
meet the demand is good, however most all their farms fail to
create sustainable and ethical farming practices. This lack of sustainable farming and care for the
environment is already being discussed in some areas of the Scientific
community as an upcoming major worldwide disaster.
what are trends showing us? Just like the fast food market,
unsuspecting users continue to spend their hard earned money with
retailers that are creating environmental and health hazards at the expense to the planet and its inhabitants. Retailers
continue to make their products more and more synthetic in order to
meet demand. It is only by educating the masses and having them making
more healthy choices with their purchases can health problems and
worldwide disaster be prevented. I Am Essential Oils is dedicated to only providing true therapeutic oils and herbal supplements and work in
harmony with nature as well as providing transparent information on how to find true quality and value. The long term well-being of our customers and our
planet is our way of doing business.
companies will propagate the marketing hype of their GC/MS (Gas
chromatography-mass spectrometry) or other testing but many adulterated
oils pass their tests as pure. Even though having proper testing is
important, Aromatherapists and Natural Healers should be versed in the
testing limitations. Yes testing assists in determining the chemical
makeup of an essential oil but this should not be confused as a sign of
First off, in order to accurately test
essential oils the proper GC-MS machine setup is required. The way the
machine is configured will have significant effects on the results. Also
you have to understand that the results will vary and only show the
results as to what it can test. If you have a batch of oil tested five
different times at five different labs and you will get
five different results.
The GC-MS machine system is
great for testing for any volatile chemicals not normally found in
essential oils, like propylene glycol. It is also wonderful for testing
the volatile chemical makeup of an essential oil. But for their its
ability to determine adulteration and therapeutic quality is limited. Essential oils can be adulterated in many ways without successful
detection by the standard GC-MS testing experts.
Example: GC-MS analysis cannot tell whether that compound is synthetic or natural, only that it is present.
". . . I told them we were only looking for the highest quality most
medicinal oils, and they had to be absolutely pure and free from toxins.
The company’s response to this was, 'Our lab is wonderful. Send us the
specifications you would like in the oils and we will make them for you.
They will pass any certifications as pure." - Man Found Standing,
Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
the experts will try to establish reference standards for the
therapeutic essential oils. These standards adding to the illusion of
purity and high quality when they go to sell their adulterated oils. If
you are looking for the most healing properties, you deserve to look
beyond the reference standards and testing hype. An essential oil may be
outside the reference standard because of weather or soil conditions
and being outside the standard will in fact increase its therapeutic
benefits for specific healing conditions.
Because of soil conditions, Oregano in a specific region of Turkey
regularly tests with over ninety percent Carvacrol. This oil would excel
at addressing bacterial infections and lung issues but would perform
poorly as a potential pain reliever.
reference standards and GC-MS tests will not show the numerous toxins
found on the farm, unethical harvesting, careful adulteration, and so
forth. The essential oil experts capitalize on testing flaws to market
adulterated essential oils for more money. I Am Essential Oils is
dedicated to providing truly therapeutic essential oils that go well
beyond the chemistry of the oil.
I Am Essential Oils hears the statement, "But my oils work!" from many people that may or may not want to believe
the rampant extent of the adulteration in the natural health industry. Even when a supplier is shown to supply adulterated oils like
Lavender 40/42 or when peppermint fails to have the herby
undertones of a true therapeutic essential oil it can be confusing. To assist people in
understanding true quality, one needs to know under what conditions even low quality and
adulterated essential oils can work for many healing conditions.
an essential oil that works does not make it a high quality oil nor a great price. Often we will hear people's amazement
that in using our oils, they now use a lot less and have faster results and they now simply maintain health with our oils. Oils even in extremely diluted amounts can also have profound healing benefits. However, they cost a lot more for so much less actual therapeutic product. Some natural practitioners have had the following experiences with the truly therapeutic essential oils.
Quote: "When traveling to
the Philippines to assist in humanitarian projects, I made sure to take
my Therapeutic Essential Oils with me in what I call my travel kit. There were many opportunities for
me to use the essential oils as I traveled. Due to the limited supply of my travel kit, I would simply blend my oils to one percent pure oil and ninety-nine percent carrier
oil if I ended up using more than anticipated. Even at this extreme dilution, i could at least maintain for my own health after assisting others along the way.
One amazing experience happened while I was
walking through a village and noticed an elderly woman crying. I went
over to her and asked what was wrong. She informed me that her pig was
dying. Since her only income was through breeding the pig and selling
the piglets, you can imagine how worried she was about losing her
ability to provide for herself.
I went over and looked
at her pig and it was just lying on the ground motionless. I searched my
pockets but the only oil I had on me at that time was some highly
diluted Tummy Soothe blend that I personally use for motion sickness. I took out
the bottle and liberally applied the oil to the stomach of the pig.
I passed through the village a couple of days later, I asked the woman
how her pig was. She informed me that not long after I applied the oil
on the pig that it got up and passed a large amount of intestinal
parasites and was now just fine. Numerous other experiences like this
have shown me that even in extremely diluted amounts, the truly Therapeutic
Essential Oils have powerful healing effects." - Pahamy, Natural
Practitioner and Medicine Woman
person told me of their first experience with true Therapeutic
Essential Oils. Even though she had been using oils with great results
for many years from a company that supposedly supplied only the best
oils in the world, she decided to try my oils. She purchased Oregano
oil, an oil with which she was quite familiar with, and followed her
normal protocol. She quickly discovered that she could use less than
half the regular amount of oil and still receive all the therapeutic
benefits she was looking for." - Man Found Standing, Natural
Practitioner and Medicine Man
the early 2000's, I was teaching an essential oils class and explaining
to the group about adulteration and quality. After the class, a group
of about eight ladies came up and wanted to test my quality claims with
about true Therapeutic Oils and what the industry sells. I said that
would be fine and asked them if anyone had any oil from another company. One woman reached into her pocket and pulled out an oil from a company I
was quite familiar with. This company made a lot of claims about
quality, purity, and being the absolute best source in the world.
oil this woman had was labeled Dill essential oil. She passed around
her Dill oil and everyone enjoyed a smell of the fragrance and also put
one drop of the essential oil on their tongue. The aroma had a nice,
pleasant refreshing dill-pickle smell and the taste was herby with some
mild tongue-numbing effects.
After everyone experienced
her oil, I then reached into my case and pulled out my sample of Dill
Seed oil. I had them pass the oil around the group to smell. There were
many audible complaints about the smell as it went around the group. My
Dill Seed had an herby fragrance that was not the pleasant, refreshing
smell like the other brand.
Undaunted by their
complaints, I then had each of the ladies place one drop of the Dill
Seed oil on their tongue. The response as the oils went around the group
was, “Oh, wow.” When the oil dropped on the tongue, immediately there
was an explosion of activity and the tongue became completely numb. Everyone could easily tell the quality difference was a hundred fold.
then explained that the first oil was regular, standard food-grade dill
oil extracted from the whole plant and the therapeutic properties are
considered very low. My oil was extracted just from the seeds from the
dill plant. The therapeutic properties from the seeds far exceed those
from the plant." - Man Found Standing, Natural Practitioner and Medicine
Quote: "In the Philippines, I
sat in a small nipa hut (very small home made out of bamboo and palm
branches) visiting a friend. Next door I could hear a woman crying. I
finally asked if she was alright and was told she was fine and was just
having a baby. I immediately asked if it would be okay if I went over to
I always try to carry a couple of essential
oils diluted in large amounts of olive oil in my pocket just in case I
needed them during the day. This day I had lavender, which is a
wonderful universal oil. I applied a few drops to the pregnant woman’s
feet and explained to the woman to apply some oil to the stomach while I
went out to get another essential oil that would assist even better.
my house I made a five percent mixture of Clary Sage in a base of olive
oil and took it back to the hut. When we got there I was glad to see
the midwife had arrived. I gave the oil to her explaining how to apply
it to the stomach, legs, feet, and across the shoulders and then I left.
week later I was back in the area and I was able to talk to the
midwife. She told me that after she had applied the Clary Sage blend the
delivery was one of the easiest she had ever seen. She asked me if she
could keep the rest of the oil for her since she was pregnant too." -
Pahamy, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Woman
I Am Essential
Oils is dedicated to providing true Therapeutic Essential Oils and
herbal supplements to our customers. Natural medicine, even in extremely
low amounts, can have powerful beneficial effects on the body due to the Creators Life Energy. When
used in their therapeutic state the results can be miraculous.
the industry flooded with adulterated and low
quality oils, finding a reliable supplier can be hard. However, it is possible for anyone to recognize the suppliers
that are not high quality. Below are things to ask yourself and the things to look for when
visiting an essential oils company's website.
Are adulterated or synthetic oils being sold?
just go to their Lavender and see if they are selling Lavender 40/42. If you see that, you can stop right there and exit their site. Lavender
40/42 is composed of almost entirely synthetic fragrance.
- Another oil to
look at is Birch oil. Since the closure of the main pure Birch supplier
in the USA, now almost every single drop of Birch oil is synthetic. If
the company is selling Birch oil, they are probably supplying other essential oils that are also poor quality, adulterated, and even synthetic.
on their website for the terms commercial grade, perfumes, perfumery
supplies, fragrance, flavors, scents, natural isolates, or aroma
chemicals. This is all standard language for selling adulterated or
synthetic oils. Most companies hide the fact they sell adulterated, low
quality, or potentially harmful essential oils and toxic filled herbal
supplements. If a website is selling things like camphor or menthol, you can know they are not selling pure essential oils.
- Many companies will add smell enhancers to their essential oils and blends to keep the fragrance nice and consistent. Because of weather conditions, oils from different batches will have slightly different fragrance tones. The more you are used to smelling pure quality oils, the more your nose will become more sensitive to identify these slight differences.
- Be extremely cautious about purchasing from a company that is selling candle or soap-making products. Most all will be providing synthetic and adulterated oils.
if a supplier claims to isolate specific chemicals from natural
oils, in most all cases that is not true. You can easily see if what they are saying is in alignment when noticing their price. The cost of an isolated chemical from a natural essential oil will
cause the price of that chemical to be greater than the original
essential oil price. This is simply because more work is required to extract a single isolated chemical.
chemical Menthol can be made synthetically or is commonly extracted from
high temperature distillation of Cornmint or Peppermint. If you find a
company selling Menthol for less than the cost of the raw oil, you can
be assured they are really selling the synthetic.
False marketing claims are rampant
on the internet. We see 100% pure and Therapeutic Essential oils being
sold everywhere when in fact it is sadly not true. If you see any
indication of synthetic or adulterated essential oils, we would ask you
to support another supplier that is truly dedicated to quality and
Is the pricing in line with the industry?
Therapeutic Quality Essential Oils cost quite a bit more to grow and
distill than the alternative low quality, synthetic, or adulterated oils
being marketed as pure. By simply reviewing a company's pricing, often
you can quickly see what type of quality they are truly offering by
Quote: "One of the
things we quickly look when reviewing a company is their pricing on the
more expensive essential oils. I have reviewed numerous essential oils
companies that actually claim to be selling pure high quality essential
oils for less than what it actually costs to produce them. Take Rose oil
for example. There are several different types on the market but I
consider Rose oil from Bulgaria to be the most therapeutic.
is quite a large difference in pricing and quality that can be
purchased direct from a distiller before any adulteration happens. At
the low end there is the Rose absolute. This is really not an essential
oil you would want to use for your healing practice because there are
more therapeutic alternatives is available. A lot of companies claiming
to sell only the highest quality oils sell this low quality to their
Another thing I find in conflict is a
company will claim to sell Organic Rose Absolute. In my experience, the true organic farmer who spends more time and money growing his crop
organically will not want to then it extracted with a solvent. By
extracting the oil with a solvent that would no longer make the product
organic and should always be labeled as such. Any company claiming to
sell Organic Rose Absolute is badly misinformed.
is a large price difference between regularly cultivated and organically
grown Rose oil. There is also another large price difference between
the Rose oil that was distilled at the government distillers, which most
Rose is, and oil that has been distilled with greater care at a private
distiller. A company that is selling the highest quality Rose oil from
Bulgaria will have the plants grown on a private organic farm and
distilled at a private distiller where care is taken to insure the
highest therapeutic quality. This oil will naturally be more expensive
than a company selling a average lower quality government-issued Rose
oil." - Pahamy, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Woman
"I was contacted with a question about Peppermint essential oil. This
woman said that the (name deleted) company that was supposed to supply
only the highest quality and had a video out stating how wonderful their
Peppermint was and how the oil was only distilled from the leaves of
the plant and nothing else. She wanted my opinion on the matter.
was amused because I knew the company and their supplier for their
Peppermint oil. Not only was the company not getting essential oil from
only the leaves, but they were also selling expert-supplied high
pressure/temperature distilled low quality adulterated Peppermint oil.
took the time to explain that sometimes when the term leaf is used it
really means the whole herb. I also shared that if a company were
employing people to distill only the leaves of the Peppermint crop, it
would take a huge labor force to get all the leaves handpicked and
distilled before the crop went bad. Since the labor force would have to
be paid, it would naturally increase the price of the essential oil
beyond what the average customer would pay.
company's price did not reflect the increased cost of the labor force,
but was more in line with the standard price of whole plant peppermint,
there video was just marketing hype to sell more of their Peppermint
oil." - Man Found Standing, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
How do the farms grow their plants?
interesting trend among essential oils companies is to market their
products as organic in their conversations and printed material. When
you go look at their websites you find no mention of organic or how
their plants are grown.
have found almost all of the companies that market all types of
standards, certifications, organic certificates, and the highest
therapeutic properties are really just selling standard low quality
expert supplied oils." - Man Found Standing, Natural Practitioner and
Because of the organic certification scam
and many other games being played at the consumers expense, it is vital
to work with a supplier that is concerned about true quality,
sustainable healthy farming, and taking care of the soil. In some
countries the organic certifications are such that many organic farms
are not allowed to properly take care of their soil and the plant
quality over time slowly diminishes. Look for a supplier that is
concerned about true quality that comes from taking care of the soil,
the plant, and the environment.
Do they rely too heavily on testing and certification hype?
certifications, and organic certificates are easily used to try to sell
inferior products to the uneducated public. If a supplier is hyping up
their products using those as an example, do not be fooled. Look at what
the company is really doing and see if that lines up with what they
Quote: "I received a telephone
call from an excited customer. She had a friend who is an Energy
Practitioner and was into using essential oils from a particular
company. This company put out major marketing hype of their unsurpassed
testing, highest quality, and certifications of purity. She said her
friend was so confident about her oils being the very best, she did not
even want to look at other alternatives.
I was told
that after quite a bit of hounding, her friend finally agreed to blindly
energy-test a large range of single essential oils. After many tests
her friend found out she always chose the true therapeutic oils not the
ones she was used to using. Her friend said finally said, 'I’m going to
have to give your oils a try.'” - Man Found Standing, Natural
Practitioner and Medicine Man
Are they using the best part of the plant from the best part of the world?
some cases vastly different quality essential oils can be produced from
different parts of the plant and from different parts of the world. A
good supplier should understand the difference in quality and provide
you the highest quality for the money spent.
Clove, Dill, Juniper, and so forth, are all terms companies try to use
to get away with selling low quality essential oils. These oils should
come from specific parts of the plant and not the whole plant material. Cinnamon should come from the bark, Clove from the buds, Dill from the
seeds, and Juniper from the berries." - Pahamy, Natural Practitioner and
Quote: "Cinnamon Bark is
significantly more therapeutic than what suppliers sell as just plain
Cinnamon or Cinnamon Leaf. Extracting the oil from different parts of
the plant will produce a different quality oil. Also, many times what
companies sell as pure Cinnamon oil is mostly or completely a synthetic
oil that was manufactured as a flavor additive." - Man Found Standing,
Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
"Rose oil from India is less than one-tenth the price of Rose from
Bulgaria. They also happen to be completely different plants and have
their own unique smell and properties. If you have never experienced
Rose oil before, and you purchased a high- priced Rose oil without
knowing the country of origin, the company may be selling you low
quality oil for a enormous markup. Also if you purchase Rose oil that
smells rosy, you are purchasing all or part synthetic oil. Real high
quality Rose oil has a more wonderful honey- scented flowery fragrance."
- Man Found Standing, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
you just purchased an oil that was labeled Eucalyptus, you really do
not know what oil you are dealing with. If someone drank an outrageous
and unrealistic amount of two ounces of Eucalyptus globulus or Eucalyptus radiata essential oils, it could make them deathly ill. On the other hand, drinking two ounces of Eucalyptus citriodora
will not have the same effect. Understanding the oils you are
purchasing is extremely important." - Pahamy, Natural Practitioner and
Your supplier should provide you with the common
name, botanical name, country of origin, and how the plant is grown. If a
supplier is selling any oil that has been altered, like Bergamot, they
should tell you that information as well. (Most often Bergamot is sold
that has had the phototoxic chemicals eliminated.) Many suppliers will
not provide you the proper information you need to be assured you are
making smart purchasing decisions.
Quote: "I was reviewing a new start up essential oils company that was touting
it had the best essential oils. After visiting their website I found it
to be a quite nice but with a lot of marketing hype. I also found the
oils that they had listed were missing some very basic information.
to know more about their company, I called the customer service
division. After being on hold for over forty minutes, I finally spoke
with a representative. The representative really had no knowledge about
essential oils and when I asked her about the country their Frankincense
came from her response was, 'That’s proprietary information.'
quickly educated her as to why knowing the country of origin was
important for Healers and also in determining quality of their oils. She
assured me that all their oils were the absolute best and highest
quality. Since the pricing on their website was in line with what high
quality oils sell for, I purchased a bottle of their Frankincense for
When the oil arrived, I was disappointed. Their oil was low quality inexpensive Indian Frankincense that they made
me pay two to three times the average price for. Despite all of the
assurances from the company representative, the oil I received was not
the higher quality oil that I was told and thought I was purchasing. To
make matters worse, they would not even give me a refund because I
opened the bottle." - Man Found Standing, Natural Practitioner and
The more you learn about the natural
health industry and true quality products, you will begin to catch
companies and experts in the games they play.
"Quite a few companies are now selling Amyris essential oil. What I
find interesting is when the country of origin is listed, nearly every
company is labeling their oil from Haiti. Even when we question them
about this oil, they are so distant from the actual farmer or distiller
they do not understand how they are labeling their oil incorrectly.
every single drop of true Amyris oil comes from wood that was grown on
farms in the Dominican Republic. Hardly any oil is obtained from any
other country and wild- crafting is no longer being practiced due to the
various restrictions. I personally would be quite surprised to see a
wild-crafted oil from some country other than the Dominican Republic on
the retail market. We would personally have to talk to the harvesters to
be sure the information was truly correct.
that insist their Amyris oil is from Haiti do not understand that
unethical smugglers bring the wood into Haiti for distillation in order
to make more money and avoid governmental restrictions and taxation. A
company should always list where the plant matter is from, not where the
distillation process is happening." - Man Found Standing, Natural
Practitioner and Medicine Man
Another important point
to look out for is correct labeling of the essential oil blends. Many
suppliers do not list the ingredients of their essential oils in the
order of most abundant to least. Some will not even label when a carrier
oil is add to the formula. Because of the wide array of essential oils
used in the blends, many companies take that as on opportunity to extend
their profit margins by adulterating.
reviewing a company's essential oils, I often run into them not listing
the essential oils in their blends or not listing them in the correct
order. When I call them for more information about why, I normally get a
response like, 'We list them randomly and don’t list all the
ingredients because we don’t want people to copy them.' What we have
normally found when the test results are in is they are really trying to
cover up other synthetic additives." - Pahamy, Natural Practitioner and
Quote: "I have
experienced ongoing adulteration with the top essential oil companies.
Many will 'enhance' their formulas by adding synthetic or naturally
derived scent enhancers but others try to get away with almost 100%
synthetic. One such experience was so shocking that it was the keystone
that started me on the path of truly understanding how the experts were
running their businesses.
While I was working for a
world’s top supplier for therapeutic essential oils, I happened to be in
the receiving area when several pallets arrived. On the boxes there was
the name of a perfume company. With my curiosity peaked, I opened one
box and saw four one-gallon plastic bottles. Removing one bottle, I read
the label, 'Synthetic Rose Fragrance'. I took a sniff and recognized it
immediately as being one of the smells of their top selling blend formulations.
the safety officer for that company, I put the bottle back and walked
over to the chemistry lab and asked the technician, 'So what do you do
with the synthetic rose fragrance?'
He answered, 'Oh, that’s our (name deleted) blend.'
I stated, 'I thought you used essential oils in your (name deleted) blend.'
do,' he replied, 'but it’s only a couple drops per gallon. Really
that’s our (name deleted) blend.'" - Man Found Standing, Natural
Practitioner and Medicine Man
When you are reviewing a
supplier, look at their information. You will probably find things that
make you question what is really going on, like where do they purchase
their essential oils or how is a specific oil extracted. Contact the
company and see if you can get answers your questions. Really any
company that is dedicated to quality will also be dedicated to assisting
you in learning more. If the company cannot or will not answer your
questions, do not purchase from them. With the world's experts selling
massive amounts of poor quality and adulterated oils as therapeutic
quality, one should be sure the quality they are paying for is the
quality they are receiving.
Is your oil truly therapeutic?
confident in your Therapeutic Oils purchases all stems from associating
with companies that are dedicated to quality, health, and the welfare
of the planet. Many times companies will market they are selling the
highest quality oils when in actuality they are selling something else.
Quote: "A doctor friend of mine was vacationing and needed some Helichrysum italicum
oil. He went to the local health food store and purchased a bottle
labeled 'Pure Essential Oil' that a salesperson told him was the Helichrysum italicum variety and of really high quality. My doctor friend was excited because the oil was half his normal cost.
he returned home he shared with me about how upset he was because the
oil he purchased 'did not do any good at all'. He wanted to know why one
Helichrysum would work great and the other would not work at all.
told him there is estimated to be six hundred different species of
Helichrysum plants. Because of the much higher price for the Helichrysum italicum
grown in the proper soil conditions, many companies will try to
blatantly label poor quality or different species of Helichrysum as the
Also some companies will try to sell you Helichrysum angustifolium and say it is interchangeable with the Helichrysum italicum variety when in fact they are not. Most all Helichrysum angustifolium sold is really Helichrysum gymnocephalum. The angustifolium is a generic made-up name the experts try to say it
is good as the italicum species when in reality it is not. This lower
price oil is not the same." - Man Found Standing, Natural Practitioner
and Medicine Man
Quote: "Back in 1998
when I quit the essential oils company I had been working for, I was
active in sharing with a lot of people the reasons why I quit. This led
to the company’s CEO, who happened to live in the same neighborhood and
attend the same church as I, coming over to my house to talk with me.
he said the company was going to sue me if I did not stop telling
people that they were selling poor quality and adulterated oils. I said,
'But you do.'
He asked for an example so I gave him one, 'Just look at your Ylang Ylang.'
To that he responded, 'Well, we can't get the good stuff!'
I quietly chuckled and said, 'It’s not about you getting the good stuff or
not. It’s all about you telling people you are selling the highest
therapeutic oils and then you sell them the low quality Ylang Ylang for
the high quality price.' - Man Found Standing, Natural Practitioner and
Quote: "There are about
forty different species of Lavender. Each of these has different
chemical constitutes and medicinal characteristics. On the open market,
their quality and price can vary greatly. There is a considerable
difference in prices of Lavendula angustifolia and a Lavender hybrid. It is important to know what oil you are purchasing." - Pahamy, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Woman
a company is purchasing Birch or Wintergreen from an expert and not
from a distiller direct, you can almost be assured it is synthetic." -
Pahamy, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Woman
Receiving a bad batch of essential oil?
matter how many checks and balances a company has, because of mistakes
or the unscrupulous behaviors of some a company will eventually receive a
bad batch of oil. This might range from a wrongly distilled oil to one
that is completely synthetic. What is really important is how a company
will deal with these bad oils.
"If you want to know more about a company, call them up and ask how they
deal with bad oil. Some companies will say they never receive bad oil
because their 'expert' checks the oils before they receiving them. In
all cases I have found those same companies are regularly selling poor
or adulterated oils because that is the type of oils their expert
supplies. A company should always only purchase from suppliers that have established competency." - Man Found Standing, Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
I Am Essential Oils we work with our farmers and get them to understand
we want long term relationships that are to both our mutual benefits. We make it clear to them that if we encounter them purposely adulterating
an essential oil or herb we will stop doing business with them. We also
make it clear that we understand mistakes can happen, like an
accidental mixture of two different species of plants during a
distillation. But we expect honest answers when questions arise. I Am
Essential Oils expects honest and open communication by all parties
about farming, distillation, and any other aspect of our relationship with our farmers. I Am Essential Oils is in the business of
supplying our customers with true therapeutic herbs and oils.
received some Sage oil and when the testing came back it showed .01%
Carvacrol. Since we know that Sage does not naturally produce Carvacrol
we contacted the village to find out the distilling process used for
that oil. Because they were honest and up-front with me, I still hold
them as a very valuable source for producing high quality essential
What occurred was after they were finished
distilling the Oregano, they tried to save some time by distilling the
Sage without properly cleaning the distiller. Even though they were
instructed to thoroughly clean and perform a distilling run with an
empty distiller, they were afraid of losing valuable Sage oil because of
the extra time that would take. Because there was Oregano residue left
in the distiller, an entire batch of Sage oil was tainted and could no
longer be sold as a Therapeutic Essential Oil." - Man Found Standing,
Natural Practitioner and Medicine Man
When looking at a company’s
website, learn about their procedure for dealing with bad herbs or
essential oils. If they do not have this listed on their website, call
them up. Two points to consider are:
- Because of
the high cost of shipping overseas, a company would not under normal
circumstances ship bad oils back to the distiller or farm. If a company
insists they always ship a bad batch of oil back, they are probably
misinformed or dealing with an "expert" middleman and their standard
- Some companies may claim that they
destroy a bad batch of oil. This is just marketing hype and really not
what they are doing. Why would someone destroy something that can be
sold to soap or candle makers? Many different business purchase
adulterated and synthetic fragrances, so sell the bad oil would assist
in recovering some of the expenses. Most companies that say they are
destroying the oils are really selling them to their customers.
gather in the needed supplies, a true therapeutic supplier will be
working directly with many small farms around the world. Often this
involvement will require I Am Essential Oils to make advanced
commitments in purchasing the herbs that are grown. The quality of the
herbs will slightly to significantly change due to weather. Even though a
farm takes care of their plants and soil, because of weather extremes
sometimes an herb or essential oil does not meet the therapeutic
requirements we are looking for. Having alternative companies that are
willing to purchase these products is important in assisting in keeping
the small farms running.
got a batch of Cinnamon Bark from our village in Madagascar that had a
very unusual smell. The therapeutic properties were fine but this oil
was non-conforming to our standards to sell as a truly therapeutic oil. I
sold a bit of this oil to a soap manufacturer that was willing to try
the new cinnamon. That manufacturer absolutely loved the fragrance of
the soap and said it was the best cinnamon soap they had ever made. They
were excited about always using this Cinnamon for their soap from then
I had to inform them that once the batch was gone
they would probably never experience that unique smell again. The
weather conditions were such as to significantly alter the chemistry and
produce this very unique essential oil." - Man Found Standing, Natural
Practitioner and Medicine Man
When a person is using
the oils and herbs for their therapeutic benefits, it is important for
them to truly understand what is happening in the natural care industry. Not only is adulteration rampant but Big Pharma also has their agenda
to control the industry as well. I Am Essential Oils strives to educate
people about truth in the industry so they can make wise purchasing
decisions. Once you follow your inner knowing and become aware of what
is happening, we truly believe your love for natural healing and the
Creator's gifts will continue to grow.
the last decade, the United States government has increased their
interference with our personal health freedoms. There have been many
laws secretly passed regulating how citizens can use and talk about the
healing, properties of plants, and the therapeutic benefits of
alternative health care devices. The laws have gotten so bad that your
grandmother technically is committing a felony, practicing medicine
without a license, every time she suggests that her chicken soup will make you feel better.
If you have been watching carefully you will
also have noticed the government has been steadily moving forward their
agenda of forced vaccines. With a century worth of scientific research
showing that vaccination has become the problem and is no longer a solution, why would they
continue to push such an unhealthy practice? It's quite simple, follow
Early in the 20th Century, natural practitioners were
twice as large as those practicing allopathic medicine. Between the
years 1910 to 1925, the laws were dramatically changed through the
influence of the financially elite and the American Medical Association. Because of these new laws all but twenty five percent of the existing
medical schools were shut down. With this single attack, the financially
elite took over medicine in the United States.
1983 the World Health Organization (WHO) set forth their program to vaccinate the world's children. One year later the UN passed laws that basically replaced any rights
and authority of the parents over their child's health care and gave
that authority to the WHO.
In 1997 the financially
elite further extended their control through WHO in their the Declaration of Alma Alta. WHO, through
the United Nations, imposes it's control of the world's health policies
and forces all governments to comply. They now imposed the “scientific”
medicine as the ONLY valid system of medicine. Since the manipulation of
scientific evidence is geared towards the ones funding the research,
literally the financially elite control the system of medicine as they
desire. Again following the money trail shows that all this is done for
financial reasons not the welfare of people.
control of our individual and family's health freedoms has basically
vanished except for some protections found in religious worship. The
financially elite influence the politicians that in turn make laws that
further strengthen the elites control over the system. Vaccinating the
masses, is a major agenda for the ruling elite because huge
profits are reaped for Big Pharma and profit generating side
Example: Every few years you will hear
of a new pending epidemic. Remember the Swine Flu epidemic, then the
Bird Flu epidemic, and now the Zika epidemic. Remember all the all the
little scares in between like "flu season will be particularly hard this
year so get your vaccination now." Why does this happen? Simple math.
you hear the media spewing out the latest health concern, remember that
Big Pharma immediately generates revenue with their upwards of 100
times profit margin for one single vaccine. A vaccine can generate tens
of billions of dollars in profit. The swine flu vaccine alone generated
Big Pharma over 100 billion dollars in profits in a short period of
The huge immediate profits for a vaccine is not even close
to being the most lucrative reason for Big Pharma's vaccination agenda. Nearly all of the vaccines created also include toxic substances like
mercury (cleverly hidden under the name thimerosal). Vaccines, through
billions of dollars in scientific research, have been proven to
"confuse" the body's immune system and cause the immune response to
focus only on the specific vaccine antigen. These vaccination issues
create major long term harmful effects on the body's overall health.
Did you know that the vaccine makers and federal officials are exempted
from lawsuits involving their vaccines? Why, you may ask. The simple
answer is, they willing know the harmful effects that their vaccinations
cause and they do not want to be held liable for their deception. Now
they get all the profit and none of the responsibility.
term harmful effects of vaccination secondarily allows Big Pharma to continue
to supply more of their other products all throughout your life. To those who have not yet looked into these non transparent issues, products may be seen as beneficial, but in reality it
further reduces your body's ability to maintain optimal health. The
medical coercion feeds off of the people causing the inspecting public to
be continually dependent on the system. The coercion has shown time and
time again that profit is more important than people.
Big Pharma is moving into the natural health industry. Over the last
few years they have been purchasing large natural health companies and
lobbying for new laws. They are slowly positioning themselves to control
this market as well.
It is only in taking back your
personal health freedoms that your optimal health can be achieved. The
body has the ability to heal itself given the proper building blocks and
stimulation. Immune modulation, and the stem cell activation this
ensues, products like Defense Liquid is a major key to optimal health. It solves the problems of
epidemics, vaccinations, and is exponentially more effective than
whatever solutions Big Pharma can provide. I Am Essential Oils is
dedicated to providing the highest quality therapeutic essential oils
and herbal supplements to assist your goal of optimal health.