by Alissa Vanlandingham, Outreach Team
Essential oils by Pranarom (previously Veriditas) are 100% pure Ecocert certified and organic.
Essential oils are all the rage at the moment. What makes the essential oils the Co-op sells different from varieties you might find elsewhere?
The Co-op carries Pranarom brand essential oils. Pranarom was previously known as Veriditas Essential Oils. While the name may have changed, rest assured the quality of the oils and the integrity of the brand have not.
Pranarom oils are exclusively sold at natural food stores like the Co-op, healthcare practitioners and certified aromatherapists. That’s because these oils are the real thing. Having support from wellness professionals like our wellness department managers is integral to using them safely and successfully.
Organic plants provide the highest potency oils with strong anti-microbial properties lacking in chemically treated plants.
Pranarom is committed to organic. Organic plants provide the highest potency oils with strong anti-microbial properties lacking in chemically treated plants. By choosing organic plants, Pranarom helps preserve organic farmland and supports small farms. It’s also a plus for pollinators. Pranarom’s all organic plants are 100% pollinator friendly supporting bee, butterfly and hummingbird populations in the areas they grow. All products are third party verified organic through ECOCERT SA.
It takes a whooping 5.5 million freshly picked roses to produce a single liter of rose essential oil.
There are a huge number of uses for essential oils. Popular uses include aromatherapy, topical treatments, perfumes, cleaning products, insect repellants and more. While some people recommend ingesting oils, we advise against that unless instructed to do so by a healthcare professional. Essential oils are incredibly potent. It takes a whooping 5.5 million freshly picked roses to produce a single liter of rose essential oil, so when you ingest just a few drops of oil, you’re taking in A LOT of plant material even if it doesn’t like it.
Swing by our wellness department to explore the many varieties of essential oil we offer. You can ask department staff best uses for each. They’ll be happy to help you choose an oil that suits your needs.