CERTIFICATIONS & STANDARDS
“Medicinal treatments of essential oils represent tremendous health benefit as well as potential health risk. Therefore, when medicinal oils are sold to the public as products, they must be certified organic and manufactured by a certified Pharmacist or Biochemist. These organic and pharmaceutical requirements represent the international standards for medicinal essential oils.”
--As taken from the World Congress on Medicinal Plants, 1992.
CERTIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS
These days it’s easy to find a genital herpes treatment advertised on a website, but much more difficult to find one that’s certified organic, scientifically formulated for maximum effectiveness and safety, and endorsed by the medical community.
WHO’S STANDING BEHIND THE PRODUCTS IN THE MEDICINE CABINET?
Throughout most of Europe, where Aromatherapists are MDs, many governmental agencies regulate the production and dispensation of essential oils. Here in the United States, where the medical community has only recently come to appreciate the efficacy of these materials, regulating bodies have been slow to pull in the reins on the wildly expanding industry. Consequently, producers and distributors have had free license to market and sell sub-standard materials.
Did you know most of the companies dealing in essential oils and aromatherapy in the US would be shut down by European industry regulators as unethical and threatening to public health? Until similar regulations and standards are put into place here in the US, purchasing and using products of unidentifiable origin and quality is at your own risk.
ALL PRODUCTS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL!
The catch phrases, “100% pure” and, “all natural” are not substitutes for organic certification and indicate that herbicides and pesticides were used on the crops. Companies which sell therapeutic treatments to the public without adhering to existing medicinal and manufacturing standards knowingly expose themselves to increased liability and regulatory action, and should be regarded with suspicion.
PURE HEALING IS DIFFERENT
To ensure the highest possible quality we gather certified organic components for our herpes virus treatments from all corners of the earth, so no one regulatory agency has jurisdiction over the end product. However, we do meet or exceed all applicable standards designated by any and all agencies and organizations for each of the components.
REGULATORY AGENCIES AND ECOLOGICAL ACTIVISM GROUP
The following is a list of regulatory agencies and ecological activism groups with which we are proud to be in compliance:
This global agency established guidelines for the assessment of herbal medicines and essential oils designed to facilitate the work carried out by other regulatory authorities and scientific bodies. WHO strives to ensure the public receives essential oil products proven safe and manufactured to pharmaceutical standards.
This was the first organization to inspect and certify North American farms as organic. Since 1973 CCOF has continuously promoted sustainable agriculture and organic compliance for medicinal essential oils. CCOF annually inspects farms and facilities to ensure that no harmful chemicals have been used for at least three years and that growers and processors keep detailed records of their practices.
This French coalition supports organic, biodynamic agriculture which is chemical and pesticide free. By promoting ecological responsibility at a commercial level, the group has raised the bar of acceptability throughout France, and influenced other countries to follow suit.
This association certifies farms as biodynamic. Its agricultural principles emphasize living soils and view the farm as a holistic organism. In accordance with a very deep appreciation for the planet, the Demeter Association promotes the necessity for farms to be pesticide and chemical free to avoid further contamination of our soils and water supplies.
In conjunction with the USDA, this group launched federal standards for labeling organic products, marking a milestone at the end of 2002. Under the new rules, organic labels now assure consumers that crops were grown on land free from sewage, sludge, or chemical fertilizers.
This French regulatory commission for organic standards preserves the medicinal use of plants as it has been practiced in France since the Middle Ages.
The SIMPLES code requires producers to plant and cultivate medicinal plants as closely as possible to their natural, wild conditions, so their character is not altered. Fields must be far from any pollution sources and the use of synthetic chemicals, such as fertilizers or herbicides, is strictly prohibited.