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Sep 06 2012

3 Reasons Why “Therapeutic Grade” Aromatherapy Products Aren’t Better

People are always asking me if the products at Aromandina are “therapeutic grade”. I’m proud to say that they’re NOT. Huh? Why would I brag about that?!
Because that “therapeutic grade” label isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Here’s why:

1. There’s no official definition of “therapeutic”

There is no central aromatherapy organization that sits down and decides what makes up a “therapeutic grade” product.
There is no set of characteristics that defines something as “therapeutic”. Manufacturers don’t have to meet any standards or pass any tests to get their essential oils deemed “therapeutic”. It is a brilliant marketing term, but that’s it. Just because you see it listed somewhere doesn’t mean that the product is any better.

2. Aromatherapy products aren’t regulated by anyone

Since essential oils aren’t ingested or used in any kind of food for flavoring, they’re not regulated by the FDA. As a result, any supplier can claim that their products have a “therapeutic” benefit — without having to answer to anyone for it.

3. It’s becoming a scary trend

Because aromatherapy does so many great things for so many people, certain vendors are trying to up the ante by calling their products “therapeutic”. The term “therapeutic” has turned into a marketing ploy. For people who sell legitimate aromatherapy products, labels like these simply aren’t necessary.

So what is my take on this?

After reading my blog articles, you may have realized that aromatherapy is my passion, therefore my interest in providing Genuine, Aromatherapy Grade Essential Oils. I’m not just interested in selling products.  Instead, I personally live and breathe aromatherapy every day of my life.  It’s had an amazing effect on myself, my family and hundreds of satisfied clients! Personally, I believe in living an organic, sustainable life — and that belief extends into my aromatherapy. Because I work directly with small suppliers who share my concern for  providing only aromatherapy grade essential oils  from organic and wild-grown plants, I know where all of my essential oils come from.  As a result, I know that they meet my organic and sustainable needs. As far as I’m concerned, all of that makes the products here at Aromandina “therapeutic”, but you won’t catch me using that word!  Instead, I let my products do the talking! Want to learn more about the “therapeutic” trend?  Just head to The ‘Therapeutic Grade’ Essential Oils Disinformation Campaign. © 2012, CRISTINA PROANO-CARRION, AROMANDINA LLC THIS INFORMATION IS BASED ON TRADITIONAL USE OF AROMATHERAPY AND IT DOES NOT INTEND TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT ANY CONDITION. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL COUNSELING WITH A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL. NO PART OF THIS ARTICLE MAY BE REPRODUCED IN WHOLE OR IN PART WITHOUT THE EXPLICIT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF AROMANDINA.  

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