The terms “Grade A” and “100% Pure” have little meaning in the United States. Companies are allowed to add those terms to a concoction if it contains 10% of said oil.
Even that 10% is probably not therapeutic. Most plants are subjected to toxic herbicides and pesticides and then harvested at the wrong time. They are then distilled under high pressure and high temperature with the aid of chemicals in aluminum distillers. The final products is stored in aluminum or containers that alter the chemical properties of the essential oils.
Only 2% of marketed essential oils are therapeutic-grade. The most reliable indicator of therapeutic-value is AFNOR certification which differentiates true therapeutic-grade essential oils from Grade A oils that have inferior chemistry.
The real story of quality for most essential oils is told in the “For Topical Use Only” fine print found on their labels. This puts the oil in the same category as cosmetics…where there is very little regulation, so the manufacturer has plenty of wiggle room. Most likely the manufacturer isn’t purposefully selling poison. It simply has no idea about the quality of the oil because it must depend on brokers and other middlemen. The “For Topical Use Only” disclaimer allows the manufacture to cut corners and provide a “cheap” oil.
Thieves Vitality has a Supplement Facts panel on the bottle…just like a box of cereal or bottle of herbs. In other words, the manufacturer is holding itself to a much higher standard…one that puts it within the regulations of the FDA…and has put enough research and care into the ingredients that it is willing to stick its neck on the line and say, “It’s okay to eat it if you want.”
The Thieves™-based products highlighted at this website represent only a handful of hundreds that are available from Young Living™.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with Young Living products you order, you may return them within 30 days of purchase for a full refund, or within 90 days for a product exchange or credit toward a future purchase. (Product returns are subject to a 10% restocking fee.)
Young Living™ Essential Oils was founded in 1993 and is world renowned for exceptionally high-quality essential oils, dietary supplements and personal care products.
Young Living™ is the world leader in the production of therapeutic grade essential oils and owns a dozen farms (and counting) on several continents.
Young Living™ annually harvests and distills thousands of acres of wild herbs and vegetation, and is one of only a few companies in the world that are growing from seed, harvesting, distilling, producing, formulating, packaging, and marketing pure A-grade essential oils. See Young Living’s Seed To Seal commitment.
Young Living™ is the first company to combine guaranteed pure essential oils with dietary supplements, and has formulated proprietary chemical-free products for personal care.