I woke up and decided I wanted to read about natural yeast bread-baking; it took me to artisan bread-making, and how we have morphed from the natural way of growing wheat and making bread to present day stuff we call bread. It is said, by this process, of using natural yeast, that for some, this bread might be edible for someone who has a wheat allergy or has a gluten intolerance, and possibly even someone who has Celiac's Disease, BUT by no means would I tell anybody, "It works, you should try it!" It is such an interesting read to find out about how the natural yeast "eats" the gluten and creates probiotics to aid in the digestion of the wheat. The longer it ferments, the better the body will process it. This is my VERY BRIEF summary. A sourdough bread maker in Santa Monica, who uses this process, claims he has people who have these problems with wheat, come to him at a farmer's market, and buy only his bread because they can eat it without side-effects. What an awesome thing! For those of you who would like to read more about that, here is a good place to start, and here is another.
Now on to topic = )
You may have noticed some key words above, natural, morphed and side-effects. One of the things about using essential oils is that they are natural, and when you use them, you are getting away from modern medicine that has been morphed from natural medicine, and therefore; when you use the essential oils, you will not get the side effects like OTC"S or pharmaceuticals cause because they have been morphed! Did you catch that?? (If you think about it, it resembles the things we have done to our food.) I'm not saying dump your doctor, but use what he is telling you and see if you can do something that may be less harmful to your body in the long run. Perhaps changing your diet, and using alternatives like essential oils, BUT make sure they are of the highest quality so you are getting the maximum effect. The most bang for your buck you might say! Why use a whole bottle of the cheap stuff, when you can get the same effect out of a few drops of CPTG Essential Oils, they are so pure you can take them internally to boot!!
The EO's I use have trademarked their oils with a label CPTG - Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade - see above. Some of the popular questions that I get asked are "What is CPTG?", "Why are they different?" or "How is it that I can take these internally? Isn't that dangerous?"
Again, CPTG stands for Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, the only thing that is trademarked is the logo.
The wording Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade is not. These products are not FDA approved. The FDA does not regulate any essential oils. "CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®* quality protocol employs five different analytical methods to ensure these essential oils are both pure (extracts contain only the volatile aromatic compounds of a plant), and potent (extracts have consistent chemical
composition from batch to batch). The CPTG quality protocol requires the use of independent laboratories for standardization and testing." The testing methods in detail can be found here. You may be able to just say they certify themselves, but then again so do all of the other companies out there unless they have an organic or kosher certification, and even then, that is all that is being certified - whether it is organic or kosher. I would much rather have a company that goes through the many processes that this company does to maintain purity and consistency than a company who does not have this information so readily available. This is how WE are different. They ensure that their products are free of EVERYTHING but the plant oil it's self. You might say. "Beyond Organic."
They are so pure that they CAN be taken internally. There are a couple that have a "do not take internally" mark on them (like Wintergreen), but use with discretion and talk with a naturopath or holistic healer about it. Do your research so that you know and are okay with what you are doing. When it comes to "ify" things, don't go with, "Well, the rep said I could!" I will tell you I have done something, but what you do is up to you!"
Rather than me go into the greater details of what the laboratory does and/or if you need more than my
rambling, here is a copy of the brochure.
You can actually find people having huge debates on this whole issue of CPTG, but as I have said, I would rather have the purity and consistency of the EO's I use, than care about that the FDA or some
government agency did not certify them. I don't trust the government anyways with food and medicine. I am not worried about why so and so left a company, or that even my company is MLM. I stayed away from MLM for almost ten years. I avoided my companty for 2, but then I decided it was win-win for me. I was already passionate about natural health and essential oils, but I did not make money with it. With my EO Company, I have learned more than I ever thought I could learn, I have been able to help and educate more people than before, AND I make money with it. I am ready and willing to show ANYONE and EVERYONE the amazing powers of these essential oils so that you can use them on your family, AND make an income IF you choose!
I am not sure this post went the way I wanted it, but it's out there! Please comment or ask questions!
Love Life! Joelle