The most exciting time to be a member of Young Living Canada is now and there are 19 reasons above and beyond the already incredible reasons we had before. Health Canada has recently approved 19 of Young Living’s Therapeutic Grade essential oils as Natural Health Products. In order to have a product approved in this category, there are a lot of very thorough and serious checklists to ensure any product claims are verified by many different professionals. Once Health Canada is satisfied and everything is in place, NHP approval is granted. What this means for us personally is that we can finally say with conviction that there is a better way; a natural alternative to many of the symptoms any given person you may come across is faced with.
What is an NHP?
According to Health Canada’s website, “Natural health products (NHPs) are naturally occurring substances that are used to restore or maintain good health. They are often made from plants, but can also be made from animals, microorganisms and marine sources. They come in a wide variety of forms like tablets, capsules, tinctures, solutions, creams, ointments and drops.”
Young Living’s NHP registered oils will have a Natural Product Number (NPN) that will appear on the label. Which according to Health Canada’s website means, “… that the product has been authorized for sale in Canada and is safe and effective when used according to the instructions on the label.” In addition, NHP registered oils will display an expiration date. Young Living Canada’s NHP oils are currently registered under a three-year expiry. Rest assured, there has been no change to the raw materials used to create our essential oils or the way our oils are distilled, bottled, stored, or shipped. However, the registration of oils as NHPs means the addition of an expiry is required to ensure we meet all Health Canada requirements.