Essential Oil Safety Guidelines
How Do I Use Essential Oils?
Reputable Sources for Essential Oil Research, Safety & EducationAlliance of International Aromatherapists
Recommended Reading on Essential Oil SafetyAromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green
What does “Therapeutic Grade” mean?
There is no regulating body that “approves” essential oils or determines which essential oils are “therapeutic grade”. The term “therapeutic grade” is purely a marketing term that was developed by a large multi-level marketing company in the 90s. Many essential oil providers have adopted the term simply because consumers have gotten used to it and it is an easy way to say “we have high quality, pure essential oils”. But anyone can make the claim “therapeutic grade” on their essential oils without having to prove their oils are pure and/or unadulterated.
Alliance of International Aromatherapists Statement on the Internal Use of Essential Oils:
AIA does not endorse internal therapeutic use (oral, vaginal or rectal) of essential oils unless recommended by a healthcare practitioner trained at an appropriate clinical level. An appropriate level of training must include chemistry, anatomy, diagnostics, physiology, formulation guidelines and safety issues regarding each specific internal route (oral, vaginal or rectal).
How does Rebecca’s Source their Essential Oils?
Sourcing is one of the most important things we do here at Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary. We take great pride in the quality of our essential oils, and want to make sure that our customers have the very best. We work with a variety of suppliers and always focus on organic or wild crafted whenever possible. All of our essential oils are 100% pure plant oils without any added ingredients. A few exceptions are oils that come as a solid and are diluted into carrier oil to make it liquid, as well as a couple of precious oils that we offer diluted to make more affordable to our customers. These exceptions are noted on the label and on the website.