What are essential oils?
Essential oils are comprised of natural aromatic compounds which are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants and are powerfully fragrant. Think of your favorite flower, or the smell of fresh cut mint, realize it or not, in so doing you have experienced one of the three aspects of essential oils.
Because of the extensive testing that is conducted on each batch of their oils, this is the only brand I trust! This testing is carried out to ensure that the essential oils are 100% pure, and free from all artificial ingredients – chemicals, pesticides, synthetics, fillers etc.
In recognition of this high quality control it is believed that such methods are a higher grade than that of organic!
The 6 Tests of Essential Oils
1. Gas chromatography
Measures the constituents in a particular essential oil sample by plotting the items on a graph. When heated, the different constituents vaporize at different rates of time. The gas chromatography measures the constituents by how long they take to vaporize and how much of each constituent is in the sample.
2. Mass spectrometry
Is used along with the gas chromatography (GC) in order to get a more accurate reading of the sample material. After the GC is finished reading the different vapors, the compound is passed into the Mass Spectrometer (MS) where the vapors are sorted by their mass-to-charge ratio, weighed, and then the results are also charted. In other words, the GC separates the sample into its individual constituents, and the MS identifies them and the percentage with which they make up the sample. Secondary comparative analysis of known chemical structure allows for detailed review of the source of each compound in the sample.
3. Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
Identifies the chemical bond functional groups by the absorption of infrared radiation that excites vibration modes in the bond. It identifies the chemical bonds of organic materials as well as any organic contaminates contained in the sample.
4. Heavy metal testing
Shows the amount of heavy metal content in the essential oils. It is very important that the essential oils used to support health and wellness are obtained from plants grown in soil that are free from heavy metals and other types of toxicity so that these substances aren’t absorbed into the plant material.
5. Organoleptic testing
Is the evaluation of the essential oils by their physical and aromatic properties by appearance, color, flavor, and odor.
6. Microbial testing
Is also the evaluation of the essential oils by their physical and aromatic properties by testing for any bacteria, yeast, mold, etc. that may be present.
I don’t know of any other essential oil companies that undergoes this extent of testing for their essential oils. Independent laboratories testing each batch. It costs an awful lot of money to ensure that the testing is completed, and that their oils are guaranteed to be of an exceptional standard.
I learned firsthand that any produce previously harvested that fails to reach their CPTG™ standard through the six tests are refused.
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