Essential Oil Consumer Safety Advocates (EOCSA) was first formed as a social media group forum on Facebook with the purpose of addressing dangerous and unsafe advice, recommendations and the myths often found and given about aromatherapy and for the use of essential oils and essential oil products. Our focus is and has always been to intentionally and purposely give accurate and balanced information about the safe use of essential oils, expose myths and address fact vs. fiction in the aromatherapy arena as well as be sort of a watchdog for the aromatherapy community while holding people accountable for their words and actions. We are a brand neutral organization and are not affiliated with any specific company or individual.
As we have grown in group forum membership and participation, we have also built a leadership team of professionals, partnered with other groups with defined purposes and consult with an advisory panel of leading professionals, instructors and researchers within the aromatherapy community.
Our resources and desire to provide sound foundational information to help the essential oil enthusiast learn, research and become more informed so they can make better choices for themselves and their family has quickly outgrown the confines of a social media forum. The solution was to step outside of the social media platform which limits our abilities to the self-owned platform of a website. Here, we can expand and do much more than we are able to through sound bites and the limitations of Facebook and social media group forums. It’s a work in progress with more to come. We hope you will bookmark this site, share it and its contents with others and gain much needed factual guidance for a better understanding of aromatherapy.
Please take a few moments to meet our team and contributors to the EOCSA site. And if you are not currently a member of our Facebook group, click the link to request membership and join the discussions.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Advocate for the safe, respectful and responsible use of essential oils by the layperson, sales vendors and professional aromatics practitioners based on current scientific research and safety information.
Teach general information while sharing and guiding enthusiasts to reliable fact-based resources, credible educational outlets and evidence-based information from qualified and experienced educators, aromatics practitioners, scientists and researchers within the field of aromatherapy.
Advocate for a balanced approach to aromatherapy, safety and education within the aromatherapy community.
Advocate for accountability of words, actions and expectations within the aromatherapy community and industry.