Are Pesticides Found in other Essential Oils?
Question: Are Pesticides Found in other Essential Oils?
Answer from Dr. Douglas Corrigan:
Yes. If the company does not use organic growing processes, then it is highly likely that they are using man-made pesticides in the growth of the plants, and these can easily carry over in the distillation, extraction, or pressing process used to produce the essential oil.
Most pesticides are extremely toxic and the government does not regulate how much pesticide can be in essential oils (because they classify them as fragrance).
Young Living is one company that does care about this process. They only use plants from farms that don't use synthetic pesticides. They go one step further to make sure that the soil has not been exposed to pesticides before they grown plants in the field.
When consumers buy oils from marketing companies that do not own or control the entire process, there's a high likelihood that those oils contain pesticides and consumers are applying pesticide-laced essential oils to their body.
Here is a post from D Gary Young regarding one aspect of growing healthy plants - composting.
Here is one of our composting yards at the farm in Ecuador.
We also have a composting yard in Utah that you can see at our Mona farm.
It’s a quarter of a mile down by the railroad tracks. We have many composting yards.
We also have a composting yard at the farm in St. Maries.
In France every farm has its own composting yard.
What goes into this composting yard?
The material taken out of the extraction chambers, leaves, grass, anything that’s cut, goes into that composting yard.
On our farm in Utah, we have a lot of animals.
Where does the manure go?
Into that composting yard.
We have a big machine down there.
The trucks drop off the material, and then the big machine goes over it, grinds it, and mixes it together.
It’s then piled and the plastic cover is put over it, so it can start sweating and developing that microbial action to break it down.
Here’s one of six of our big worm houses on the farm where we not only create the worm castings, but we also create liquid fertilizer.
Do you know what happens when worms eat dirt?
That’s called castings.
What a word for excretion, huh? Castings.
I love how Gary explained the philosophy of Young Living when it comes to controlling pests:
"Now to weed control.
Essential oils used in sprays for weed control have proven to be very successful.
I have spent—Mary can tell you. How many years since you’ve known me, honey, have I been doing this? As long as she can remember. Well, that leaves it kind of vague doesn’t it?
For 20 years, yes.
I believed that if weeds grow, there would be a weed that would control a weed.
So I went to work looking at that idea.
Although essential oils are more expensive, they are better than commercial sprays.
Here are the main oils we use in our herbicide spray: Cinnamon, Palo Santo, Basil, Idaho Tansy, and Pine, plus neem oil and castile soap.
Now we’re using Ecuadorian Oregano [Plectranthus Oregano] as well. We found it has tremendous benefits, particularly on the fungi that grow on plants.
Recently we received three organic certificates for the farm in Ecuador after six years.
***This doesn’t happen by going out and standing on a stage and doing marketing hype. This is work."*** ~D. Gary Young
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