How To Tell If Your Essential Oil Is Pure

Sophie Uliano from Gorgeously Green discusses essential oils with Shrankhla Holecek, an Ayurvedic expert and founder of Uma Oils. This is all about how to tell if your essential oil is pure/therapeutic, or adulterated.

Sophie Uliano also recently introduced her new Gorgeous For Good therapeutic essential oil blend to be used to uplift and inspire you on a daily basis. This aromatherapy blend contains the highest quality Indian essential oils from Uma Oils.

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  1. Ronald Martin on April 19, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Understand there are aboslutely no FDA regulations concerning essential oils, since they are classed as neither food nor medicine, so it is legal to sell an oil that is 95% synthetic, and still label it at 100% pure. Every essenital oil company has to come up with their own standard of purity, and APRC reported 90% of the essential oil companyies today sell adulterated oils. I have come to trust Doterra’s oils for their ethical sourcing, rigorous testing, and the fact that the medical world is recognizing & starting to use doterra’s oils speaks volumes about their purity. In fact, John Hopkins and Mayo Clinic are studying to utilize doterra’s oils, and Prime Meridian clinics have opened this year that use modern medicine and doterra’s oils.

  2. Michelle Difranco on April 19, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    What a great video!! I was looking for such recommendations. Thank you girls for sharing this. <3

  3. robert olson on April 19, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Rattle snakes? 100% natural. Alligators? 100% natural. Poison ivy? 100% pure, no synthetics. Bottom line? Pure and natural does not translate into safe.

  4. taramackie on April 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Thank you for this Sophie!! <3

  5. Aurora's Vlog on April 19, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    I have therapeutic essentials oil names from Radha Beauty, Calily and Pure Body Naturals. They are .33 fl oz. It says in the bottle 100% Pure Essential Oil and the other it says 100% Therapeutic Grade. Does this mean you can put them in your tongue for easy digestion? How do you use these oils for their maximum benefits?

  6. Sienna MiIler on April 19, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    hi, Sophie. I know that youre a go to green person and ive been getting into herbs lately and i want to know how to tell if im making my essential oils correctly, thats if you know of anyone that makes theirs locally?

  7. Joe Thompson on April 19, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    you can get an essential oil box to hold all you oils on amazon that is stained with a clear finish so nice not having them in a bag leaking all over. I have 2 of these and Idk how I carried them around in a bag for so long

  8. Aroma Hut Institute on April 19, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    When I wanted to compare three brands of Frankincense, I used Essential Validation Services.

  9. B Lee on April 19, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Synthetics in an adulterated essential oil can enhance the scent therefore fooling the nose of most people.

  10. Marie Williams on April 19, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Is there a company that is good to go with?

  11. Do It Yourself Herbs on April 19, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Awesome video!

  12. Joseph Azzato on April 19, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    well lets see, there is a Styrofoam test if it eats through or not! there is the white paper test if it evaporates or leaves that classic oil residue! there is the test if it feels greasy on your skin or absorbs and evaporates quickly not feeling greasy (non resins oils)
    non of these test are expensive or require expensive equipment

  13. Joan Kelley on April 19, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Thanking for this video, I am new to the EO life and I did not know potency makes a difference.

  14. robert olson on April 19, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    The only sure fire way to know is have the oil tested by a reputable lab. Otherwise we are just guessing.

  15. TexasMommy2014 on April 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Hi! I’m new to essential oils and just purchased a few from plant therapy for some diy cleaning solutions. Is this a good and pure company? Thank you

  16. Raccoon Eyes on April 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    i needed this… i’m going shopping for oils this weekend. thanx!

  17. Philip Dawes on April 19, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    What pure hype and silly nonsense expressed by the so-called expert! She is certainly not an expert! It does not cost up to a million dollars to test an essential oil in a lab, and you _cannot_ rely upon your nose to tell the purity of the essential oil. She talks pure and utter dribble!

  18. Rover on April 19, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    So there is no way to tell (and be sure) that an oil is pure – unlike the title of this video! "Trust your instinct" ultimately – hahaha. Some expert!

  19. Essences Bulgaria on April 19, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    very cool! please test our oils! we grow and distill the plants ourselves and sell in bulk quantities to the best tested companies! And we grow what we are geographically able to do! So check us out and get great price and best quality in one!

  20. robert olson on April 19, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    The only thing pure about essential oils is the quackery. 100% pure therapeutic grade quackery. Plus they come with a seed to steal promise.

  21. Munchkin 12 on April 19, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    The best way to tell if your essential oils are pure is to put a drop on paper, if the mark disappears and does not leave a greasy or oily residue it is probably pure. True essential oils left on paper will not leave any trace that it was dropped there except for maybe the fragrance or aroma.

  22. Kr1zToV on April 19, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I found this video by typing "essential oil bullshit" into the search bar 🙂

  23. ILLUM• LIFE on April 19, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Sophie, Is your wellness oil ok to use on the face for anti aging? It has rose in it I believe and Rose oil by itself is so expensive so I was just wondering if this could possibly be used in my skincare?:) Emily

  24. robert olson on April 19, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    The ONLY way is to have it tested. Some people have done that with a highly regarded and reputable brand, only to find synthetics had been added.

  25. ElectricAfroMan on April 19, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    how can I tell that the fake magic bullshit is pure?

  26. robert olson on April 19, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    The definition of natural is "occurring in nature without human intervention". However essential oils require human intervention distilling and concentrating plants oils many times beyond what nature provided. Is this natural?

  27. Jan Coldwater on April 19, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Why couldn’t you grow everything in the US? There are indoor, climate controlled greenhouses.

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