A popular company not normally in the oil game recently came out with an Essential oil kit for the holiday season. They say the oils are unadulterated (no carrier oils added) BUT it is what they are NOT telling you that should set off warning bells. One blend is mostly citrus oils. What they aren't saying is that you should stay out of the sun for at least 12 hours because citrus oils are photo-sensitive. In very small print, they say their oils are for external use only. THAT is another warning bell. A pure therapeutic oil can often be for more than external use.
So, why am I telling you all of this? Because I want you to be SAFE. Companies selling essential oils should be open in how they manufacturer their oils. Does the company get distilled oils from China where there aren't stringent testings on product? Do they distill with chemicals or spray the plant with chemicals? They can do these things and still be labeled as 100% pure essential oil. Are they labeled Therapeutic? Your oils should be! Also essential oils, when stored correctly, don't have an expiration date! My recommendation is to research and get your oils only from companies who are open about their processes and encourage outside testing.
Don't be mislead into buying the fake Coach purse....what you have in the end is only an imitation. In the case of essential oils, it could be harmful!