Why are Nature’s Sunshine Essential Oils not labeled for internal use?

May 20, 2015 | Health & Wellness

Safety and Quality go hand in hand. From raw material sourcing to formulation and production and the multiple layers of testing in between, Natures’ Sunshine ensures that we are creating high quality products of unmatched potency, consistency and purity.  Our Authentic Essential oils are no exception, backed by the strict criteria of our SureSource guarantee which encompasses two layers of GCMS testing; once at the distiller and once again in NSP’s own labs. We ensure that all the proper phytochemical constituent peaks displayed in these tests match perfectly which verifies that no adulteration has taken place from the time the oil was distilled to the time it is received. GCMS testing shows that the oil is free from any pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, synthetics or any other type of contaminants.

All of our products come with recommendations for safe and proper use designed to be easily understood by the average consumer. However, Essential Oils have a slightly steeper learning curve.  We know that many companies in the marketplace label their essential oils for internal use. This leads to many people who are not properly educated on the use of essential oils using them internally without any knowledge of how, when, how much or what kind of essential oil to use or for what purpose. Not to mention that some oils have possible safety concerns.

Nature’s Sunshine believes that a more conservative approach is best. The safety guidelines set forth by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) places emphasis on internal use only under the supervision of an aromatherapist with advanced training. Nature’s Sunshine agrees with NAHA and supports a more cautious and carefully monitored approach with internal use of essential oils.  Because not every user of our oils is expected to be an expert, we are not comfortable labeling our oils for internal use.

However, we are fully confident that an expert aromatherapist or health professional trained in the appropriate use of essential oils will find our guaranteed authentic oils to exceed the quality, safety and purity standards required for all clinical practice applications.

We are committed to providing extensive education for our customers and will continue to monitor the NAHA recommendations and will cautiously address the issue of internal use as needed.