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Best Essential Oil Brands – Buy Smart, Buy Quality.

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Bergamot Essential Oil Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is a pear-shaped member of the citrus family of trees. The fruit itself is sour, ...
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Cypress Essential Oil Cypress essential oil is derived from the Italian Cypress tree, or Cupressus sempervirens. A member of the evergreen ...
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Copaiba Essential Oil Copaiba essential oil is derived from a South American tree of the Copaifera L. genus (Leguminoseae). The tree ...
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Essential Oil Regulation

Organic Claims

The USDA Certified Organic Seal is the only recognized standard for organic essential oils. In order for an essential oil to be considered USDA organic, it must meet all USDA production, labeling, manufacturing and sourcing requirements. There are four organic labeling categories a product may be classified under.

Therapeutic Grade Oils

As the demand for essential oils increases, new terms have been introduced to describe the oil’s purported quality as a way of remaining competitive in the marketplace. Of these terms, ‘Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil’ is commonly displayed on labels and in advertising. It’s important to note that with no standard definition, or pre-market approval by the FDA, the term ‘Therapeutic Grade’ is simply a marketing term, and does not indicate an oil’s quality or purity.

Product Testing

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is one of the most popular and standardized methods of testing essential oils. This form of testing allows scientific researchers, suppliers, manufacturers and businesses to determine the essential oil purity and quality. Results are often compared against a reliable sample to determine optimal quality, or changes from batch to batch.