Essential oil brands are always a huge topic and considering that according to Stratistics MRC, the Global Essential Oil Market is accounted for $5.91 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $12.85 billion by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 11.7% during the forecast period, who would be surprised.
So the biggest question I am asked is "why & what essential oils do I use & recommend?"
Well I don't recommend any brand!!! What I do is recommend & support is educated CHOICE!!! We all have different beliefs and needs in our own personal journeys so it is my passion is to help educate you on what to look for in an essential oil and how to choose one that suits YOUR beliefs.
Essential oils are a staple in DIY but there are some important things to consider when choosing your Essential oils:-
SINGLE ORIGIN ESSENTIAL OIL—A product or ingredient grown within a single known geographic origin. Sometimes this is a single farm, or a cooperative in a single region. Essentially single origin refers to the transparency and the trust the products you purchase are pure, quality and unadulterated. You want 100% natural and pure essential oils or oils made with 100% natural and pure ingredients. You want essential oils with no icky stuff, no additives, no preservatives and no fillers, distilled from the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers of the plant. Using essential oils that meet this standard will mean you will achieve the desired results from your DIY products.
EDUCATION - It is so important to have a good understanding and support by somebody who has a great knowledge or education regarding essential oils. When using 100% pure essential oils it is important to remember the potency of the oil. Although natural & pure, essential oil used incorrectly can still pose dangerous health conditions. Subjects such as dilution, application, internal consumption, oils recommended for children all are very much debated topics.
TRUTH BY LABEL - Some companies have broaden their product line to include ready made cleaning & beauty products but make sure you check the labels for ingredients because not ALL of them are actually chemical free in fact majority actually contain nasty ingredients.
THERAPEUTIC GRADE - There is no governing body that certifies essential oil quality and production, or designates a standardized grading system for essential oils. "Therapeutic grade & CPTG is a trademark for companies and with research you can find many oil companies that offer 100% pure quality oils.
WHAT ARE YOU BELIEFS?
When it comes to choosing your oils a lot of companies offer a wide range of benefits that might in fact balance with your beliefs for instance....
some source oils from across the globe where they are grown in natural environment
grow their own plants on their own farms
Foundations for aid
Possibility to earn money or points
Size & cost
I started off my essential oil journey with a well known MLM company, their oils were and still are amazing!!
However with my small amount of knowledge in beauty therapy based aromatherapy and my education on ingredients I soon found myself questioning if we had the same beliefs.
As my passion for DIY grew and The Clean Living Clinic, developed I made a conscious decision to not associate myself with any essential oil brands. Instead I focused on what my clients beliefs were, educating them on what to look for in a essential oil product, helping them choose a brand that suited them, and supporting them in their journey with whichever brand they chose.
But if I was going to do this then I had to practice what I preached so I started by discovering what my personal beliefs were?
Australian made & owned
Diluted Topical & Transdermal application - I do not endorse or recommend internal consumption or undiluted application of ANY essential oil
With this in mind I set out to find a range of oils that suited MYbeliefs......I wasn't expecting it to be easy as the brand I had been using was top quality. But then I discovered that there are great quality, pure, tested oils out there.
I personally chose an Austalian family owned company that supplied 100% pure single origin essential oils most of which are from right here in Australia. Every single essential oil I use is 100% natural and pure or made with 100% natural and pure ingredients. There's no icky stuff which means more of your dollar goes to the growers.
Their essential oils are not "certified organic". They realised that there were many producers or farmers out there who were doing amazing things and producing very high quality products but chose not to officially certify themselves. They decided to support & represent these network of farmers and growers who are not certified organic as well as certified growers and in doing so can provide quality products. Each source has to go through a checks to make sure the oils are pure & clean and contain no nasties.
I loved this philosophy!!! So I decided to introduce The Clean Living Clinic essential oil range. We are now not only supporting Australian farmers but we can provide all of you with quality essential oils, great sizes and at affordable prices without all the strings attached.
Currently North America imports about 40 per cent of Australia's oils, and Europe 50 per cent. The Asian market is also showing increasing interest. So why are so many of us buying our essential oils from off shore companies?
David Johnson founder of the company we source our oils from runs one of the many hundreds of companies in Australia which act as a conduit between farmers and buyers, and said it was the number one advantage for Australia's industry.
David Johnson appeared on Landline last Sunday the 15th of April, 2018 (watch full interview here) in an overview of the Australian essential oil industry and it's forecast for Australian farmers.
The story is an overview on the current market and the bright future Australia will play in the global market. Of particular importance are the growing opportunities that exist for conventional Australian farmers as essential oil production increasingly becomes a viable income stream that supports diversity in harsh conventional farming climates.
We are proud that we can stand behind David Johnson in his mission to grow the Australian grown oil industry. Read more here.
So with all this information, I hope I have answered your questions or given you more food for thought.
Remember we will not always have the same beliefs, goals, lifestyles but we should always support & appreciate peoples choices and that my friends is what The Clean Living Clinic is all about.
So whatever brand or company you choose, know that I am always here to offer non-judgmental support, DIY solutions, MYrecipes on YOUR chemical free journey!
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***These statements have not been evaluated by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration and The Clean Living Clinics product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.