In 2016, Young Living Essential Oils introduced its first Over-the-Counter (OTC) products at the Young Living International Grand Convention. This was a great milestone for the company as not only do these products meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) OTC standards, like all Young Living products, they also adhere to Young Living’s strict Seed to Seal® commitment to quality and purity.
So what are plant-based OTC products?
They are completely natural products that are recognized as safe and effective by the FDA for specific uses. As a result, we can share factual, compliant claims as to their function.
This is possible because of the great Research and Development Department led by Young Living’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Michael Buch. These claims are well-founded because the formulation of each of them meet the FDA’s OTC monograph requirements.
The latest product to meet these requirements is Young Living’s Thieves® Waterless Hand SANITIZER!
When applied topically…
- It kills 99.99% of germs on contact
- It is effective at eliminating common, harmful germs and bacteria
- It sanitizes hands
- It is formulated without gluten-containing ingredients
- It has a biodegradable formula
- It nourishes skin
- It is vegetarian-friendly
- It is not tested on animals
- It is pH balanced
- It is formulated with powerful essential oils and plant-based ingredients
- It lightly moisturizes with aloe vera and vegetable glycerin for that baby-soft feeling
- It comes in a larger size that is convenient for offices, bathrooms, and kitchens
- It leaves no chemical residue behind
- It contains no petrochemicals, mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, dyes, preservatives, or toxic ingredients
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of disease, so using an effective hand sanitizer like Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer can have a real impact on health.
This product has a distinct advantage over many other hand sanitizers on the market. The advantage is aloe, which helps prevent your skin from drying out. Many other hand sanitizers on the market can dry your hands from the alcohol used as the active ingredient. If used too frequently, they can dry your hands to the point where your skin can crack … and cracked skin provides openings that can actually facilitate infections. This product helps prevent cracked skin with the moisturizing properties of aloe, so you can sanitize your skin without worrying about damaging it. Plus, Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer smells great, is non-sticky, and is easy to use.
More OTC Products
Another one of my favorite OTC products offered by Young Living is Cool Azul™ Pain Relief Cream. It provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains.
Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream works on contact to immediately alleviate minor aches and pains, delivering full-strength, cooling relief that penetrates deep into muscles and joints. Many pain relief creams are made with harsh chemicals and artificial ingredients. Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream is an effective plant-based pain relief cream made with only naturally derived ingredients.
Want to try Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream? You’ll find it works immediately on contact. Contact me for a free sample!