Quality of Essential Oils

Our 100% pure essential oils are highly concentrated botanical oils and are never adulterated. All of our oils are validated by GC-MS (Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry) and FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) to positively identify the oil. Most importantly, each oil gets inspected by organoleptic methods. The primary organoleptic indicator of quality for essential oils is olfactory evaluation or smell by someone trained in aromatherapy. The oils are also physically inspected for color, clarity, and viscosity. We source our essential oils by quality, not price, to ensure the best grade for aroma therapeutic use.

Extraction Methods

Extraction methods of essential oils can be a good indication of quality. We choose essential oils that are steam distilled and cold pressed to ensure purity and avoid any unnecessary processing chemicals.

-Steam Distillation

During the process, the plant material is heated with water which produces a steam that contains the volatile oils from the plant. The steam is then cooled, which condenses the oil, and it is separated from the water and collected.

-Cold Pressing

For citrus essential oils, the peel of the fruit is separated from the fruit, and the fruit is processed for juice. The peel is cold pressed, meaning no heat is used to ensure that the properties, including scent, are preserved during processing.

Full Disclosure

We want to supply consumers with all the information available regarding our essential oils. All of our labels list the Latin/botanical name of the plant, extraction method, plant part used for extraction, country of origin and cultivation method.

Essential Oils Food Grade Statement

The following essential oils are considered Food Grade based on their listings in the Food Chemical Codex (FCC) and/or Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status with the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Food grade means they are suitable for use in food and flavoring applications. Essential oils should never be ingested or taken orally undiluted.

  • Clove Bud
  • Cinnamon Leaf
  • Eucalyptus
  • Grapefruit (pink)
  • Lavender (French)
  • Lavender (Bulgarian)
  • Lemon
  • Orange (sweet)
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary



Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) Eucalyptus oil is derived from the namesake tree that is a tall, evergreen that grows to over 250 feet tall.

Lavender, French


Lavender, French
(Lavendula angustifolia) A native Mediterranean shrub, lavender is the most popular oil in aromatherapy for its wide array of properties.

Tea Tree


Tea Tree
Australian (Melaleuca alternifolia) Tea Tree is a small tree or shrub native to Australia that has been used medicinally by Aborigines for thousands of years.

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