Does your Essential Oil Supplier use any of These 9 Dirty Tricks and Adulterations to Extend Profits?

Unfortunately not all essential oils are created equal. In fact many, if not all the oils on the market are what is called “perfume quality” or “4th & 5th quality oils.

These are over-processed, chemical laden, highly adulterated and de-natured products that, in reality, are little more than cheap perfume made from various odorous plants. This includes oils found in health food stores. Many people think that when they buy an oil that is labeled as “100% pure” they are getting good oils. This is far from true.

Pure unadulterated essential oil is very hard to come by & can be very expensive. One reason for this is because it can take as many as 500 to 2,000 pounds or more of raw plant material to produce
just a pound of pure essential oil

Fact: The words “Pure” or “100% Pure” on the label can mean nothing more than the oil has not been diluted with a carrier oil or another cheaper essential oil.

Fact: In the U.S., a company can have the word Pure on the label with as little as 5% essential oil in the bottle. This just means that they have some of the real oil in the bottle.

Fact: Chemical additives can be included in some so called Pure Essential Oils.

Fact: Chemical additives fracture the molecular structure of essential oils, altering their chemical constituents, thus destroying their beneficial properties. And, of course, the chemicals themselves may present a health risk.

Some ways Essential Oils can be ADULTERATED

  • A common way to extend the volume of an oil is to simply add alcohol, propylene glycol, or acetate to the distilled essential oil.
  • Some oil producers add synthetic oils to the so called “Pure” oil.
  • Some oil producers do not actually add chemicals to their oils. Instead, they inject chemical solvents into the water in their boilers during the distillation process, increasing output by about 18%.

    Imagine what happens to essential oils when chemicals are added to water, which is boiled into steam and then forced into plants to extract their oil. It IS impossible for an essential oil extracted through this method to avoid containing at least SOME of these chemical additives.

  • Many essential oils are produced by solvent extraction and can wear the label “pure” essential oils.

    With the solvent extraction process essential oils are extracted by immersing plants in chemical solvents, such as hexane, petroleum benzine, ether, or carbon tetrachloride. These solvents are later removed by vacuum distillation. But . . . like the solvent injection steam distillation process, do you think it is possible to completely eliminate all toxic residue from oils extracted by immersing plants in toxic chemicals?

These extraction processes both destroy essential oil’s beneficial properties and bring their own health risks from the residual chemical additives which remain in the essential oils they produce.

Depending on the plant, it takes from 250 pounds to several tons of plants to produce a SINGLE pound of essential oil. It takes about 250 pounds of lavender to produce a pound of pure lavender oil, and several TONS of rose petals to produce a pound of pure rose oil.

As you might imagine, producers can dramatically extend their profit margin by extending the oils. The volume of lavender oil shipped from France is 100 TIMES the volume grown and distilled there! This suggests that 99% of all lavender oil coming from France has been extended, adulterated with chemical additives.

Other Dirty Tricks that will DESTROY oils:

  • Redistilling Plant Material: Essential oil producers often increase profits by redistilling plant material in as many as 5 or 6 distillations. They save the first distillation for genuine authentic grade essential oils, then selling the second, third and so on to the unsuspecting public.

    Imagine if you are using a teabag over and over. The first cup of tea tastes good but the second is not nearly as good, let alone 3rd, 4th 5th . . .

  • High Pressure, Heat Distilling: Distillation at lower temperatures and low pressure is the preferred method for producing high quality, pure essential oils.

    Imagine pressure cooking a salad: Nutritionists tell us not to boil our vegetables because the hot water removes the vitamins and nutrients. Similarly, “boiling” plants to extract their essence destroys many of a plant’s fragile constituents.

    Keeping the distiller’s temperature low is a must.

    • Essential oils MUST be distilled for the proper length of time to release all their active constituents.

      For example, cypress must be distilled for 24 hours to release all the chemical
      constituents. Most distilling operations, throughout the world, only distill
      cypress one hour and 15 minutes.

      Similarly, lavender does not produce all its beneficial constituents
      unless it is distilled for one hour and 30 minutes; but most lavender is distilled
      for only 15 minutes! Three-quarters of the volume is extracted during the first
      quarter of the distillation process.
      Many producers end the process there because the increased time does not
      significantly increase the volume. Time is “only” a crucial factor to extracting
      the plant’s beneficial properties.

  • Soil Quality/ Pesticides: Another factor in the purity of the oils is the land on which the plants are grown. Inexpensive essential oils are usually produced by large farm operations that use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Pesticides are oil-soluble and their residue remains in
    essential oils extracted from pesticide-treated plants.

    Some of the lavendin grown in Russia and China (used to make much of the so-called lavender oil sold around the world) actually contains radioactive isotopes because of the nuclear fallout from Chernobyl. Imagine using an essential oil extracted from plants containing radioactive isotopes
    AND to which chemicals have been added to extend the oil — synthetic linolol acetate to improve the fragrance, and propylene glycol to increase the volume!

  • Passing Off Hybrids as Pure: Some unscrupulous brokers market an engineered hybrid “lavendin” as true Lavandula officinalis. Lavendin can be adulterated by flash­ing off (burning off) the camphor and adding synthetic linalyl acetate. These brokers hope to represent lavendin as true lavender to increase profits.
  • In addition, some bottles do not contain the oil stated on the label. Oils marked as “clove” may be distilled from the leaf instead of the bud. Clove leaf oil is less expensive but does not have the same chemistry or properties as clove bud oil. Many times, essential oils marked “cinnamon” are actually “cassia.”

Fact: According to an independent laboratory in California, Flora Research,
MOST essential oils sold are either synthetic or adulterated with chemical additives.

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We all have days when we are not motivated and we can’t seem to keep focused on the things we want to accomplish. Sometimes our lack of motivation ends up in procrastination. This is especially a problem when we feel fear or discomfort about something that may be involved with a task or a new direction we are taking in our life or business.

Motivation essential oil is a wonderful oil from Young Living Essential Oils. Motivation oil was created to help overcome fear and procrastination.  It also promotes feelings of action and accomplishment. Motivation is one oil I am using a lot these days. I especially love this oil on those days when I feel a little depressed. Those are the days I really have trouble with motivation. Is that the same with you? Don’t you have trouble on those days?

En-R-Gee oil is useful when your lack of motivation is related to fatigue or low energy. En-R-Gee is very energizing. Try using En-R-Gee and motivation together and see how much you can get done.

You may also want to use Magnify Your Purpose oil and focus on what you want to accomplish.


Essential oils can be really powerful in enhancing Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).  Put a couple drops of the essential oil on your fingertips before you begin tapping. Motivation oil is a good one to use along with EFT when you are wanting to rev up energy and motivation.


Here’s and EFT Script to help you get motivated:

Apply 1 – 3 drops of Release oil on your fingertips, then tap on the Karate Chop Point with the oiled up fingertips. As you are tapping the EFT Points, you will have enough remaining oil to carry to all the other points.

While tapping the Karate Chop Point, Repeat 3 Times:

Even though I can’t get motivated, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I don’t feel like doing anything, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I’m just not motivated , I choose to do it now.

 You can add something specific you need to do if you want.

Round One: Focusing on the Feelings

(eyebrow) I am not motivated.
(side of eye) I don’t feel like doing it.
(under eye) I just can’t seem to get started…
(nose) I am resisting getting started.
(chin) I don’t know what to do so I put it off till later.
(collarbone) I’m a little tired so I will wait till later.
(under arm) I don’t feel motivated.
(head) I’m tired of thinking about this.

(eyebrow) I don’t want to get it going.
(side of eye) Yes I do want to get it going.
(under eye) I’m feeling unmotivated.
(nose) Releasing the habit of putting things off…
(chin) Letting go of the unmotivation.
(collarbone) I am releasing the unmotivation.
(under arm) Letting go of the unmotivation.
(head) Release and let go of the unmotivation.

Round Two:  Implant Positive

(eyebrow) I choose to feel motivated.
(side of eye) I choose to get moving.
(under eye) I step into energy and motivation.
(nose) I choose to move forward one step at a time.
(chin) I feel good moving forward.
(collarbone) I choose to move forward in a way that feels even more motivating.
(under arm) I enjoy taking action.
(head) I choose to feel energized and motivated.


Other Essential Oil Blends:  Abundance, Awaken, Highest Potential, Into The Future, Magnify Your Purpose, Transformation, Valor

Try EFT with Motivation oil when you need a little help getting motivated.


The Law of Attraction is an amazing energy. It is always at work. We attract whatever matches the energy or vibrations we are sending out or radiating. If we have a fearful energy because we are listening to the news and hearing about how bad the economy is, we will attract negative things. It becomes more difficult to attract the abundance we want in our life.

I have been using Young Living Abundance oil for many years. It was the essential oil I used when I got started in with Young Living in 1997 and it is the reason I am building a business with Young Living Essential Oils today.

Young Living Abundance Essential Oil Blend
Abundance oil raises your energy to a more attracting energy. It also is very mood uplifting. Abundance is a wonderful oil to enhance the Law of Attraction. EFT is also a powerful tool to use along with the law of attraction. Put EFT and Abundance oil together and you have a really powerful tool to attract abundance.

Daily EFT can really set the tone for your abundance energy as you set about to do the daily tasks in your business. Not only does EFT help remove fears but it also enhances the law of attraction.

If you are in any kind of business, you need to have a good energy that attracts abundance and success. This good abundant energy is needed in all aspects of our life, not just business. We can be abundant in all kinds of ways. When we have a good positive energy, we have a better mood and things just seem to work better. We have more fun in our life. Abundance overflows into all areas of our life.

The EFT tapping session in the video below is full of positive affirmations around attracting abundance. Put a couple drops of Abundance oil blend on your fingertips and begin tapping.


EFT Tapping Clip – I am A Magnet For Abundance & Success

Download the Printable Tapping Script: I am A Magnet For Abundance & Success EFT tapping script

Young Living Abundance Oil For Law of Attraction

Procrastination is one of the biggest problems with weight management goals. We get stressed out and we reach for our favorite comfort food. Other things are more important today we’ll exercise tomorrow.

Doing some EFT for procrastination may be helpful if you have this problem.

Put a couple drops of Motivation oil on your fingers and start tapping the EFT points starting on the Karate Chop Point while saying:

Even though I can’t stop procrastinating, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though I don’t feel like exercising, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though I don’t feel like exercising, deeply and completely love and accept myself.

(Or, Even though I don’t feel like eating healthy …)

Round One: Focusing on the Feelings

(eyebrow) I don’t feel like exercising.
(side of eye) I’ll start tomorrow.
(under eye) I just can’t seem to get started.
(nose) I am resisting getting started.
(chin) I don’t feel like it.
(collarbone) I should be exercising.
(under arm) I know I will feel better if I exercise.
(head) The days keep going by without exercise

(eyebrow) I don’t want to exercise right now.
(side of eye) Yes I do want to release excess weight.
(under eye) I’m feeling helpless and stuck.
(nose) I know I need more exercise.
(chin) Exercise is boring.
(collarbone) I am tired of thinking about it.
(under arm) I’m tired of always putting this off.
(head) Release and let go of the procrastinating.

Round Two: Implant Positive

(eyebrow) I want to get moving.
(side of eye) I choose to get moving.
(under eye) I step out of my habit of procrastination.
(nose) I choose make better choices with my time.
(chin) I feel good when I exercise.
(collarbone) I choose to move forward in a way that feels good to me.
(under arm) I enjoy eating healthy and exercising.
(head) I choose to eat healthy and exercise today.

Other oils you might try: Magnify Your Purpose, En-R-Gee

Motivation oil blend is another one of my favorites. Just as the name implies, it energizes and motivates. I love this oil whenever I am having trouble getting motivated to do any task.

Motivation oil is an absolute MUST before I exercise. It helps me get started but it also helps me stick with the exercise longer. This is one I admit I need to use more for exercise. I tend to get focused on other projects and exercise is not always my priority.

I like to put motivation on my throat area. I put just a drop on my finger, then rub it in the center.

Motivation oil is AWESOME with EFT. Just add 2 drops to your fingertips before you begin tapping the points.

Try the EFT for Motivation Tapping Session in the video below.

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