To most people, essential oils are thought of as being totally natural, which is true to a certain extent. After all, when you buy a bottle of undiluted pure essential oil, you expect to get pure oil that is derived from a variety of natural, organic sources including flowers, bark, seeds, grass, plants and even fruit. However, there is a marked difference between those labelled as organic essential oils and those that are not.
When you buy your supply of essential oils, you want to get your moneys worth. Pure essential oil is certainly not cheap with a typical small bottle of any type of oil costing upwards of fifteen dollars.
Organic essential oils are oils that are derived from plants that are not grown using pesticides, fertilizers or other chemicals. Non-organic essential oils come from products that can use those products. If you are worried about these type of chemicals in your essential oils, then you will want to look out for oils that are labeled “organic”.
One important point to remember is that for the most part, you, as the consumer will not be able to tell the difference between essential oils that are organic and essential oils that are non organic. In fact, you may even have a hard time finding essential oils that are organic, and if you do, you will most certainly pay a premium price.
The reason for this is that many companies that produce and sell essential oils are third party buyers. That means that they do not grow their own flowers, plants and tree to produce the essential oils. They buy the oil, ready to package and for the most part, even they cannot tell you whether or not the original grower did or did not use chemicals or fertilizers while growing the product.
Some essential oil products may be advertised as organic, but in reality, that is not always the case. So, the bottom line is that if you are not bothered by the fact that the essential oils are non organic, then you will not be able to tell the difference when using the product.
At the end of the day, many people will want to know that they are doing their part to help the environment, meaning that they will want to use organic products wherever possible. While it is not impossible to find essential oils that are truly organic, you still need to look in the right places.
There are health food stores that will carry this type of oil and there are some Internet sites that specialize in selling you true organic essential oils. It is recommended that if you truly want organic products, that you look for essential oils that are certified as organic. If you are still uncertain about whether or not this is true, you can call the company and ask to see certification that the product is as it is advertised.
Under current USDA Organic Standards, in order for a product to be labeled as “organic”, it must contain more than 95% of certified organic ingredients in the product.
Essential oils are seasonal and are derived from plants and flowers that are found all over the world. As a result, some of these plants may be grown in countries where there are no standards to justify organic or non-organic. They may very well be organic essential oils but not always labeled as such.