Tag: aromatherapy

Essential Wholesale and Labs | October 20, 2015

Contraversy surrounds the entire topic of essential oil grades.  If you have ever wondered why then just do a little research and you will see that you get different information from various sources, much of which is inaccurate or simply there as a marketing tool.  I always like to talk to Stephen who does all of our purchasing because he comes in contact with farmers, distributors, and experts in the field of aromatherapy everyday and he has been doing it for over 15 years.  I asked him to address the issue of essential oils standards.

 

      

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There are regulated standards of quality by which natural products are evaluated. The one that comes to mind first is “certified organic”. In the United States the term certified organic refers to a material or product that has been cultivated and processed according to the National Organic Program (NOP) standards as defined by the USDA. Various agencies, such as Oregon Tilth, work directly with growers and manufacturers to assure that NOP standards are being met by all parties using the USDA label. These agencies monitor their client’s activity and address issues when guidelines are being overlooked or ignored.

 

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