How to recognize and work with Clinical quality essential oils
There was a time not long ago when buying essential oils for dependable clinical use was remarkably difficult, especially outside of France where essential oils have been used for medical purposes for decades. There were plenty of less expensive oils created for the recreational fragrance and flavoring industries where consistency, flavor and pleasing smell were king. But for clinical, medical uses, health care professionals required the natural complex qualities of the aromatic plants farmed and extracted according to exacting standards.
There are four general types of essential oils:
- Recreational fragrance oils for things like candles, perfume, household products, personal-care products and potpourri
- Food flavoring oils for things like chewing gum, sodas, and toothpaste
- Alleged “Certified oils” from various marketing companies that claim “therapeutic” value but may not provide consistent quality.
- Essential oils consistently suited for professional, medicinal, and clinical use—Clinical Grade
The first two can be synthetic, natural or a mixture of the two. Consistent, pleasing flavor or aroma are more important than medical or clinical value. Cheap, synthetic aromatic oils work for candle, fragrance or chewing gum companies. Even if these oils came from natural sources, they can be distilled or extracted in a way that doesn’t preserve their clinical, medicinal qualities. They typically lack the botanical and chemical precision to work effectively, safely, and consistently in clinical practice.
In the earliest years of medical aromatherapy doctors and researchers discovered that they got better and more consistent results when plants were grown in a certain way, on the correct kinds of soil under the right climate conditions. The plants also had to be handled and extracted according to exacting standards. Through the years health care professionals have continued to experiment and have developed increasing trust in certain suppliers who delivered dependable, clinical-quality oils.
Because there has been no mutually-agreed-upon clinical standard, individual companies in the third category have felt the need to invent their own “certification”. Here is the problem. When marketing companies create their own certification rules, they can compromise quality in many ways for many reasons and still pass their own “certification.” A company-defined certification can be a meaningless marketing system that does not guarantee quality. But here is another standard.
STANDARDS FOR A “CLINICAL-GRADE” OIL.
As the industry has evolved and devoted essential oil users are experiencing consistent results in their homes, there is an increasing demand for quality standards. There are three areas for Clinical-grade essential oils to consider: quality, oversight and development.
#1: The sourcing standard: soil, botany, organic certification, climate, harvest, distillation practices, and handling procedures.
These are complex issues because with oils coming to us from all over the planet, there are a multitude of things that could go wrong. Botanical precision is extremely important because in some cases even different chemotypes within a species of plants can yield dramatically different clinical results. Chemotypes are like sub-species where a particular constituent or group of constituents dominates. Even when two oils are called the same name, the chemistry of an oil can be different because of inaccurate botanical precision. You need a company who understands and respects these critical factors.
The climate can change dramatically from place to place and season to season, yielding remarkably different oils from the exact same species and chemotype. The same is true of the soil. A Bergamot orange tree grown in Italian soil will yield a different oil – even from start from the exact same tree – than one grown in West Africa under similar climate conditions but in different soil.
Organic certification is a popular but surprisingly complicated standard that many people like to use to simplify their purchases. It is not as simple as it seems, however. Over the last decade organic certification has become a platform for a lot of unnecessary greed and corruption. We can all see when we shop that there is sometimes spoiled or damaged organic fruit being sold for twice the price of higher quality, ripe and nutritious fruit.
However, there are many sources from around the world where organic certification is used as merely a way to fleece the buyer. In many cases the certification is unreliable. Even the most precise chemical analysis cannot identify the slightest difference between organic and non-organic. Many crops, especially wild-crafted ones, cannot post organic certification.
In this area it is extremely important to have skilled chemists and buyers who understand where organic certification is vital and where it is merely a way to make everyone pay more. A reliable company will have purchasing staff that understands these challenges and works diligently to understand the market and not gouge the customer with unnecessary costs due to corrupt certification and pricing practices.
Then there’s the precision required for growing, harvesting, handling, and distilling the crops. Dr Penoel PhD (France) has personally visited farms and distillers all over the world, because it has been extremely important to his medical practice to know the care that farmers and distillers take to create a clinical quality oil. For many years he felt he could only trust small boutique farmers and distillers that he personally knew in Southern France. They exacted a high price from him for the highest quality oils, but he has said again and again, “I would rather have a single drop of high quality oil than a whole drum of junk product.” The industry has become so large now that we must purchase oils from larger farms all over the planet, and we must be able to certify that they practice the same farming, harvesting, and distilling procedures as those small farmers Dr Penoel came to know personally in the early days of the industry. Once again, buyers must be trained and know what they are looking for.
(Note: even the company who’s coined phrase seed to seal, outsources raw material from other farmers as well as the farms they own)
#2: The Chemistry Standard – Gas Chromatograph / Mass Spectrometer (GCMS)
One universal standard that suppliers and retailers agree to use is a chemical analysis of oils using the mass spectrometer and the gas chromatograph (GCMS). Every batch of oil comes with data from these two analyses. But every batch isn’t always analyzed. Because these tests are often done by independent labs, they are expensive and suppliers and wholesalers may choose to not pay for a new test with each batch of oils. A well-established essential oil company will commission an independent lab to conduct these analyses with each batch to establish a consistent level of quality.
There are ways to verify a quality oil from these two tests, but they are not foolproof. There are many ways to adulterate an expensive oil with cheaper oils or oils that have not been extracted properly, and still pass this test. So we still need other checks on quality.
In addition to the GCMS testing, there are tests that identify other impurities in an essential oil, ensuring, for example, that there are no heavy metals, no pesticide residues, no foreign substances that don’t belong in the oil, etc.
It goes without saying that a reliable company supplying essential oils for clinical use will not only have these tests done independently on each batch of oils, but they may also do these tests
themselves, just to make sure that all tests from (1) the supplier, (2) the independent lab and (3) the company match with each other.
#3: Full disclosure standard
Health care professionals need to be able to rely on a consistent high quality of essential oils for their clinical use. However, the essential oils industry has been troubled by lose quality standards.
Companies have been known to claim internal certification of purity, yet delivered adulterated oils. A company focused on quality will create a reliable systems of full discloser where professionals who can read the GCMS charts can recognize the key constituents on each batch of essential oils and certify their purity to their patients.
Not only will the company disclose the GCMS charts and purity certifications for each batch of oils, but they will also identify the region of the world the oil came from and any sensitive growing or distilling practices that produced the oil. This can be important because just as professional wine tasters can identify better years in the wines they sample, so professionals in our industry all recognize that essential oils are natural plant substances. Climate, harvesting and distilling conditions can change from year to year and a high quality oil from a supplier one year may not be as high the next. Buyers in a company with expert quality control will be trained and skilled at identifying the very best oils from around the world in every season.
#4: The government test: Is the oil Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for Ingestion?
Because the flavoring industry has certain standards for a “food grade” essential oil, the government has established what it calls the GRAS list for oils that are “Generally Recognized as Safe.” This is not a clinical standard. However, because these oils are used for all kinds of foods and beverages where there is no call or therapeutic or clinical use to help with any ailment. The government just wants them to be safe for toothpaste, mouthwash, peppermint candy, Coca Cola and alcoholic beverages. They can be adulterated. They don’t even have to be natural. This GRAS standard prevents us from recommending for ingestion those oils that would be harmful if ingested. For example, Birch and Camphor are not on the GRAS list. We recommend them for topical application and diffusion only.
#5 Organoleptic and physical tests
The standards of visual, texture, smell and taste
An experienced analysis will include evaluation by each of the senses: The distinctive color of the oil, how it feels, it’s thickness, it’s smell, and even it’s taste. These evaluations require long experience with adulterated and low quality oils, but they are one of the most vital test for quality assurance. A company must use someone qualified to recognize authentic oils by each of their senses. This is called Organoleptic Evaluation.
#6 The Standards of Density
The specific chemical weight, or density of an oil can be measured to spot adulteration. There is also a test for authenticity that measures the time it takes for the oil to pass through a specific calibrated channel. This will help indicate the quality of the oil as well.
#7 The standard of refraction
When light passes through a liquid at a specific temperature, the angle of refraction of the light can be measured to give a consistent figure for each individual oil. This is another useful measurement that can help identify adulterated oils.
#8 The Standard of Optical Rotation
A beam of polarized light is used to identify oils that could be adulterated with synthetic substances. An authentic oil will cause the light to rotate in a specific direction, whereas the synthetic version of the same or a similar chemical will not. The rotating angle of polarized light will show a specific movement to the right or the left. If the light rotates to the left it is called levogyre. If it rotates to the right it is called dextrogyre. The more active this rotation, the more pharmacologically active the oil will be.
#9 The standard of solubility
In 70%alcohol we can also calculate the amount of 70% alcohol it will take to create a solution. This measurement is specific for each essential oil . the test is performed at 20 decrees centigrade.
Many of these measurements and standards are not expensive to do, but they are too often neglected by companies that do not adequately test their oils.
(Accepting their oils to be good enough, close enough)
#10 The research-quality standard
The most well respected scientific and medical journals also recognize that studies must be done using the most scientifically pure, high quality, standardized, natural products. This is critical to their unbiased scientific reputation and repeatable results. They maintain a carefully guarded list of suppliers of products that can be used in their research. These suppliers use chemists, botanists, and biologists who collectively vet (evaluate and approve) the oils using the most advanced technologies in their respective industries ensuring their overall reproducible quality. When research is done on vetted quality oils, the findings are usually not published in journals that are considered unbiased and clinically sound.
That is one of the major reasons why research done on products from some essential oil marketing companies are rarely found in the most respected journals.
A clinical-grade oil will conform to this high quality standard, a standard the scientific community trusts for consistent quality they can recommend to health care professionals and serve as a basis for medicinal advancements.
#11 The human cell test
How does an essential oil interact with actual human cells? Health care professionals have used various inexpensive ways of testing the quality of the oils they purchase. Many practitioners use muscle testing They claim that the muscle cells of the body respond with greater strength to higher quality oils. They will hold a bottle of oil in one hand, raise the other hand and have someone push down on it. If the natural force is weaker for one oil than another, these professionals claim that the oil is less therapeutic or fit for therapeutic use. While this test is widely used, it can be subjective and influenced by individual bias.
There is a unique test developed by Dr Joshua Plant, PhD (Harvard Medical) for identifying a grade of essential oils that will more effectively penetrate the human cell. He uses a unique, patented process develop while he was studying at Harvard Medical School to test the cell activity and permeability of an essential oil, thereby giving the essential oil powerful clinical benefit that functions at the cellular level. With a unique labeling process, Dr Plant developed a mechanism to track the molecular movement of the specific constituents in a complex essential oil. The patented labeling system allows Dr Plant in combination with the most advanced fluorescent confocal microscopy technologies the ability to track the real time the molecular movement of oils interacting with living cells. This process has been applied to epithelial cells, fibroblast cells, cancer cells, kidney cells, and a dozen of other types of living human cells. Ultimately, this process allows one to qualify essential oils for their efficacy of working at the origin of all human health, namely, the cell.
Science and Professional Expertise
This is a team of research scientists, chemists, and medical & health care professionals who are skilled in many disciplines. They will work synergistically with the company to verify and constantly seek to improve the clinical quality of the products. They will offer their collective expertise to bring forward the latest research and clinical practices available throughout the world. They will apply their expertise gathered through decades of clinical practice oil to eliminate any possibility of adulterated oils. This professional expertise is called in the industry a “nose”, or someone who has developed a professional aptitude in identifying any degree of adulteration. They will also suggest the introduction of new products, new blends, training procedures, and tools for use with essential oils.
The delivery standard
As a final step after passing all other tests, a company must bottle the oils in a lab that meets every standard for clinical-grade products and ship them to your door in a way that preserves every constituent you are counting on. You will want to know that the company can pass the highest standards for processing and shipping medical-quality products. There may be companion products like lotions, capsules, and other related products they are offering, so you will want to receive clear certification for the highest quality and manufacturing standards for all products they carry. For a company to meet the highest expectations of the most discerning consumers and health care professionals, they cannot compromise quality. They must control for such elements as temperature, humidity and air quality. Similarly, they must develop a lean manufacturing system where the oils are assembled in a rapid, reproducible, and error-free way ensuring that no adulterations or degradations are introduced during the manufacturing process. (Ameo – Zija has a new state of the art facility, very high tech, and medical quality in handling the essential oils & bottling).
The problem with the word “Pure”
Will only pure essential oils be clinically effective? The word “pure” used in marketing does not necessary mean that an oil is of clinical quality. A pure oil can be distilled incorrectly or can come from a species that is not ideal. Pure can mean that all the complex components of the extracted oil are intact. But it can also mean that some important components have been subtracted to make the oil smell better to boost sales. Both of these definitions can claim ownership of the word “pure”.
Don’t be mislead. “Pure” can be a marketing word, much like the word “natural” with multiple meanings. The purest possible oils that someone is marketing might call “crystal clean” could well be synthetic or of the lowest possible quality where health-care professionals are concerned. Synthetic oils are always consistent in smell and taste. For anyone using oils for clinical use, a “pure” oil should mean one that has no synthetic components at all. It is extracted according to medicinal, clinical, and scientific standards and not just fragrance-and-flavor standards.
Can “Therapeutic grade” also be a marketing term?
As a natural substances, essential oils are not patented or standardized. Calling a company’s oils “certified” or “therapeutic grade” can be misleading. Several companies have promoted the misconception that there is some kind of independent body that certifies oils as “therapeutic grade”. There is no such body at least not a widely recognized one.
This doesn’t mean that “therapeutic grade” couldn’t have real meaning to health care professionals. But because there is no independent body that certifies the quality of oils, it just means that any certification standard is an internal one that is not recognized across the industry. Many analysts and aroma therapists would be happy to find an independent, trustworthy standard.
We recommend the stands given before.
Do companies have to own their own farms and extract the oils themselves to guarantee quality?
No single supplier could maintain farms and extract oils form where they are best grown all over the globe. A single supplier may grow and distill a small selection of aromatic plants on large farms and gain a deeper understanding of the farming and distillation process, but most of their oils will come from a large number of growers all over the world. A broad pharmacopeia of therapeutic aromatic plants requires many different types of soils in many different countries and climates.
Maintaining farms and distillation factories all over the world is costly and does not make economic sense if a company is trying to keep their oils as affordable as possible.
Instead, look for a company who uses qualified independent experts to guarantee the quality of the oils they purchase. Find a accompany willing to be flexible in purchasing their oils from different parts of the world as climate conditions shift from growing season to growing season. Find a company who’s single oils are slightly different from batch to batch because that signals attention to a complete, natural oil with all its constituents kept intact. Choose a company whose Peppermint smells more like a field of plants than a candy store.
(Remembering “seed to seal” is a marketing term. Even this company admits they outsource most of their raw materials form farms they do not own)
Must essential oils be certified organic?
Organic certification is certainly important, but it is far from being the only qualification for clinically powerful oils.
There is a test that is essential to be applied for citrus oils to avoid pesticides that could be especially harmful. This is an absolutely critical test for all citrus oils. In addition, we believe a company should choose organic sources wherever possible. (Noting that not all countries use an organic certification, but the farm source can still practice organic farming).
So who can you trust?
Choose a company that uses all the points of quality listed earlier – botanical accuracy, farming & distilling standards, chemical accuracy using scientific charts, government food-grade certification, sources used by the scientific research community, a test for how the oils react as they actually come in contact with human cells, an expert, “nose” and quality delivery standards.
Choose a company committed to science and the research community that supports it. A trustworthy company will use evidence based research to promote those oils with the most well-established clinical track records. It will promote those uses and therapies that science has proven to be most consistently effective.
Essential oils are not cure-alls. They have safety issues that must be addressed. They are highly effective for certain uses but less effective for others. A trustworthy company will work hard to promote what consistently works to keep you healthy. They will not attempt to oversell, and will be transparent about the relative power of each oil and each therapy.
The company you can trust will not try to sell a novice more than they need for convenient, in-home use. They will offer blends that combine therapeutic amounts of rare and expensive ingredients so you don’t have to purchase the whole pharmacopeia and learn to blend them yourself. Again, leave the blending to the experts who understand the clinical uses of these complex aromatic tools.
How can oils be adulterated?
There are many and diverse ways to adulterate essential oils. It’s a bit like asking how thieves steal or how forgers forge. The minute you think you have an exhaustive list of ways someone invents a sneaky new way.
Enterprising suppliers have, from the beginning, looked for ways to cut quality and charge more. The more expensive the oil, and the more money to be made on the oil, the more ways there will be to adulterate and cover up the adulteration. Here are a few.
Early on, suppliers found ways to dilute expensive oils with less expensive ingredients – synthetic, natural or mixed. Enterprising suppliers even found ways to modify cheap oils like orange and mix them with expensive oils in ways that would not make the gas chromatograms and mass spectrometer readings disqualify the oil. The smell could even be a bit more pleasant, so no uniformed consumer would complain. The oil seemed more pure” to them. There were the same high prices with more sales and more profits. More oils were being shared and becoming popular. Would it matter if the therapeutic results were a bit lower? There is some therapeutic value in all oils if only for the placebo effect.
Some suppliers have learned that by subtracting certain slightly disagreeable components from a popular oil, they will sell more. Their Peppermint will smell a bit more like candy store and their Lavender more like a beauty boutique. The slightly meadow-like aroma is missing, and only an expert can smell the deception. But what about the lost medical value from those less aromatically pleasing components?
Essential oils can have hundreds of constituents each of which performs its unique medical function in the oil. There is plenty of scientific evidence that when you isolate the individual chemical components you miss the buffering and synergistic effects of the combination nature has given us in having all the components together.
A trustworthy company will not claim to give you all the components of a clinically complex oil and yet subtract ingredients without disclosing the subtractions.
The “nose” knows (Sorry this doesn't mean the average nose)
Just as we need experts in forgery to catch the craftiest crooks, we sometimes need experts with significant practical clinical experience to spot the craftiest adulterations, Dr Penoel has been used for decades to identify fraudulent oils. He knows the “noses” in the industry – the experts whose experience and integrity can be trusted. He knows when a poor quality oil will not help his patients.
It’s interesting to watch his ritual as he evaluates an assortment of oils. He will carefully experience and evaluate the range of constituents in each oil, remembering the vast numbers of oils sent to him from every corner of the world for his evaluation. When he finds a fraudulent oil, he will exclaim like a banker who has spotted a forged check “Just smell that oil! It is Dead. Can’t you smell it? It is therapeutically dead!” The amazed onlooker attempts without success to smell and feel the difference. But the nose knows. And the nose knows other noses he can trust to know.
So does your nose know? With plenty of clinical experience comparing effective and less effective essential oils, we can all educate our noses. Until then, we will need to trust the trained “noses” on the medical advisory boards of the most reliable companies.
How to certify to your health care provider that you are using the highest quality essential oils and following recommendations from trustworthy health care professionals.
We believe in science-based, alternative and complementary medicine. We want you to be knowledgeable enough about essential oils to help identify those medical doctors, naturopathic doctors and other health care professionals who will be happy to take advantage of the amazing benefits of “Clinical-quality” essential oils. Then we want to assure them of the quality of the oils you will be using and the advice you will be following. In France there is certification training for medical professionals in the use of essential oils and other plant extracts. There is a need in the English-speaking world for such training.
Here are some questions Dr Penoel suggests that we could ask our health care providers to recognize if they are receptive to working with “clinical” quality essential oils. We are not trying to disqualify them, but we want to learn how much experience they have with Clinical aromatic therapies and how open they are to integrating them.
* What training or certification if any have you had in plant-based medicine, alternative medicine, naturopathic medicine, or more specifically, Clinical essential oils?
* Is your practice integrated with alternative therapies or are these kinds of clinical practices only recommended occasionally?
* Can you refer me to patients who have worked with you in alternative medicine? (Permission granted because of the HEPA laws now).
* If you have worked with clinical essential oils, do you recommend them for dermal absorption, olfaction or ingestion; all three or just the first two?
How essential oils are different from Prescription medications?
Essential oils are deeper, typically slower, and definitely safer. They offer more complete restoration of health, but they take time. Dr Penoel says, “I always tell my patients that they are beginning a program of at least one year of combining clinical essential oils with balanced whole food nutrition. In most cases, even after my patients are completely healed, they continue using their clinical essential oils and healthy nutrition.” (Penoel, Guide, pg 14).
Those who take many synthetic medications, especially elderly people, need to work with knowledgeable health-care professionals and should never discontinue medications without consulting them. Drug interactions are complex and dangerous with significant risk.
Clinical essential oils are like concentrated foods, and like wheat, dairy, or nuts, some may cause allergic reactions, especially in those who are not accustomed to a largely plant-based diet. And some Clinical essential oils will help overcome allergies of their symptoms.
Even though our internal organs may look the same, they can function very differently from person to person. Clinical essential oils may not work for you exactly as stated in a qualified book in every case. That is true for pharmaceutical medications as well as clinical essential oils.
In France medical doctors exchange essential oils frequently in an attempt to identify the perfect oil or blend for each patient and each disease. They will take a swab of a microbe that seems to be causing the disease and measure the sensitivity to 30 or more essential oils. They will measure the size of the circle created when the oil is applied to the microbial culture. This is the very same test that is used to identify the specific antibiotic that should be used to combat a particular bacteria.
We encourage you to exchange oils and blends as well, and try different ones until you find those that work exceptionally well for the concerns that you have. For example, if Peppermint is too strong for you, try Spearmint. Rosemary may not be as effective as Sweet Basil for your body. Your body will tell you as you try different oils and blends. There are always multiple options.
This is not a fix-the-symptom, fight-disease program
This information was created to help you embrace health and prevent illness by helping you adjust your lifestyle and form new, healthy habits involving essential oils. Most serious illness has been developing in the body for 20 to 50 years. Dr Penoel teaches that however serious a disease may be, all disease is a result of only three things: (1) poor vitality, (2) toxic buildup, and (3) blocked energy flow. All three can be helped safely and effectively over time by using essential oils.
Science-based allopathic medical professionals are usually extremely good at diagnosis. All serious conditions require professional diagnosis. This information is not designed to diagnosis. Serious medical conditions like cancer and other degenerative diseases that have been forming in the body for decades require treatment beyond the scope of basic reference guide texts. Essential oils can greatly enhance such treatment, especially under the supervision of trained and certified professionals in complementary medicine. They will become more open to complementary medicine if you assure them that your use of essential oils is not an attempt to replace their professional guidance.
A professional who works with serious illnesses is like a pilot trained to fly a commercial jet. You wouldn’t expect a teenager new from drivers training to pilot the jet. The conditions you can work with from home using clinical essential oils are like learning to drive a car. When we mention serious illnesses, we do not imply that our treatment is the only thing that can work. It will be complementary to the treatment offered by trained professionals. We will not attempt to oversell or over-recommend clinical essential oils. They can stand alone for many in-home uses, but for serious illness, you will want to work with a trained expert. Please don’t attempt to diagnose or prescribe essential oils for anything that requires professional attention. Our recommendations will attempt to guide you in these decisions.
The challenges of Clinical essential oil research
How is research on the medicinal value of clinical essential oils different from research on synthetic pharmaceutical products? The research process, as Dr Kurt Schnaubelt describes it, is typically “reductionist”, meaning that the medical value of an oil must be researched as the sum of its chemical constituents. As Schnaubelt explains it, “In a reductionist experiment only one of the possible variables is allowed to change All others have to be kept at a constant value.” (Kurt Schnaubelt, “The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils” pg 12). This type of research works well for single-component drugs like aspirin. But with clinical essential oils, “there is a potentially very large number of components contributing to the curative effect – this process is elusive, as the same experiment would then have to be repeated for each component of the clinical essential oil. While this might be the proper reductionist procedure, it describe a meaningful reality.” (Schnaubelt, “Intelligence” pg 12)
“Using Lavender as a remedy for burns is… highly effective, but only within the aromatherapy community. Pharmacology does not recommend the use of Lavender, since it cannot find an active ingredient that mimics the effect of the whole oil” (Schnaubelt, “Intelligence” pg 12). And, therefore, because it can’t be researched in traditional way, it isn’t typically recommended by the scientific community no matter how effective it is shown to be in actual clinical practice.
Dr Penoel also explains that essential oils are difficult to test using typical double blind studies because of the telltale aromas involved. These constraints, along with the obvious lack of funding, keep the research on clinical essential oils relatively limited. All pharmaceutical companies are looking to earn huge profits from patentable, standardized, synthetic ingredients. They can afford expensive tests. Essential oils are natural and do not have huge pharmaceutical profits to promote their research.
Is there solid scientific research on the medicinal uses of essential oils?
Absolutely, yu have only to type “essential oils” into www.pubmed.gov to see at least 12,891 items of published research, most of them in well-respected scientific journals. In several sections of respected literature, we will list some of the studies. Because these products work and are being used in millions of homes all over the world as well as by medical professionals in clinics and hospitals all over the world, they cannot be ignored by the scientific community. Because of the dangers of overprescribing antibiotics, clinical essential oils are also becoming the best alternative for use in veterinary medicine and agriculture. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Clinical+Grade+Essential+Oils
In the European Union, laws have recently been established to phase out half of the antibiotics in the food given to livestock and replace them with clinical essential oils. This is a huge effort that will require the production of much larger quantities of clinical essential oils. This is encouraging news for the entire clinical oils industry.
In conclusion, I’d like to introduce you to the first “Clinical” grade Essential Oils company in the USA. Before now, clinical grade essential oils where mainly obtained through France. Please do not be mistaken by “therapeutic” grade, which is a self -marketing term of some other essential oil companies. I’d like to direct you to your computer, to http://ameo.com/ameo-difference where you can type in these batch numbers from my personal supply of Clinical essential oils.
True Lavender #34266
Just to get started & see the complete test on each batch. This is the only company that will provide the full testing on each batch of their clinical essential oils.
When you’re ready, I’d be happy to bring oils to you, and sit down with you. So you can provide “clinical” grade essential oils for your clients with your supervision and guided uses. And provide “Clinical” grade essential oils and physician pared literature & books for client’s home use.
With essential oils becoming more popular in the general public, and more accepted. We want to educate the general public on what clinical essential oils are vs therapeutic or certified (both marketing terms) and the safety issues, that even clinical essential oils are not a cure all nor should they be replacing physicians and medications. The marketing of other essential oil companies has brought the use of essential oils near a dangerous practice. Our goal is to educate, as well as provide the safest clinical grade essential oils. Correct use, educated use, not pushing more oils in an uneducated fashion.
Contact me https://goo.gl/nT9azL
From REAL Qualified Industry Experts, not self proclaimed for marketing with no credentials to support unsubstantiated claims.
Dr Daniel Penoel, M.D. “Life Helping Life: Unleash Your Mind/Body Potential with Essential Oils” and “Natural Home Health Care Using Essential Oils” and “Guide to Home Use of Essential Oils”
Shirley Price “Aromatherapy for Health Professionals” and “Aromatherapy for common Ailments” and “Aromatherapy for Women” and “Aromatherapy for Babies and Children” and “Aromatherapy Workbook” and “Practical Aromatherapy” and “Aromatherapy and Your Emotions” and “Aromatherapy: a Step by Step Guide”.
Jane Buckle PhD, RN “Clinical Aromatherapy in Nursing” and “Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice” (evidence based text for clinical aromatherapy)
Dr Jean Valnet, M.D. “The Practice of Aromatherapy”
Dr Jean Valnet MD & Robert Tisserand “The Art of Aromatherapy”
Julie Lawless “The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils”
Valerie Ann Worwood “Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy”
Marcel Lavabre “Aromatherapy Workbook”
And “ Integrated Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy” (lists 334 Research references)
Here are only a small sample of the vast number of published studies and research from all over the world on the Clinical uses of Clinical essential oils. For a quick look at the most recent research or to focus on a particular use or function of a clinical essential oil, go to www.pubmed.gov and search for the oil and the medical condition you wish to research.