The essential oil marketplace still has a touch of the Wild West to it.
You’re riding around safely in your stagecoach and suddenly, some highway robbers stop you and say,
“Here, buy our lavender oil. It’s very cheap and yet it’s therapeutic grade.”
Since the highway robbers are making you an offer you can’t refuse, you fork over your money.
The only problem is, the oil you got was a synthetic mix that never saw a lavender field and has potentially toxic properties.
That’s the trouble when there’s no independent body that offers third-party testing, regulation, or certification of essential oils.
Well, there might be some good news on that front, thanks a new non-profit organization, started by dr. Robert Pappas and Roxanne Benton.