Certified Organic Essential Oils
There has been so much talk about the difference between Certified Organic essential oils and conventional essential oils. It’s confusing, right? We’re here to clear it up! Certification on essential oils is very similar to the certification on other common items you may find around your house. Just like the fruits and veggies you get at the grocery store, the USDA certifies essential oils as organic when they come from plants that have not been chemically treated. The soil has been chemical-free for a few years, and the products are handled so they are not contamination. Certification agencies test for contamination, so you know you’re getting an organic product! You can spot these by the labels: 1) an information panel that includes a list of ingredients, 2) the USDA Organic seal, and 3) the seal of the Accredited Certifier.
Conventional Essential Oils
Conventional essential oils are still usually great quality and a natural product of the plant. The most common example of a conventional essential oil is a farmer using chemicals to treat a fungus on the plant. When making essential oils, the pesticides sprayed are in such small quantities and the oil themselves are usually used in high dilutions so you can’t really notice the difference.
There are several reasons you might choose Certified Organic essential oils. Supporting organic agriculture, sustainable practices, and being environmentally friendly are some of the most common. Regardless of preference, keep in mind, that essential oils are still a 100% natural product.
Essential Oil Uses
With all the amazing benefits it’s not surprising that aromatherapy is one of the most popular uses for essential oils! Here’s the science: when you take a deep breath in, the oils stimulate smell receptors in the nose that send chemical messages through nerves to the brain. These nerves affect mood, emotions, and can have physiological effects on the body. Bring on the good vibes! 🙂
Essential oils can also be used for cleaning. All you need to add is a little elbow grease. Lemon is a natural antibacterial and antiviral product, and is commonly used to degrease stains and freshen the air. In addition to lemon, cinnamon leaf is an effective mold and mildew spray and used to prevent pests.
Below are a few recipes for everyday use to keep your home and body rejuvenated!
Mold & Mildew Spray
2 cups White Vinegar
1 tsp Tea Tree Oil
10 drops Orange Essential Oil
Combine all ingredients and shake, shake, shake.
Lavender & Peppermint Sugar Scrub
1 cup White Sugar
½ cup Coconut Oil
4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
1 Small Container with Lid
Combine the ingredients and voila!
Tip: make a big batch to give as a gift your friends and family will enjoy!
What about for cooking?
“When making essential oils, the pesticides sprayed are in such small quantities and the oil themselves are usually used in high dilutions so you can’t really notice the difference.”
This is misleading. Non-certified organic essential oils, and certified organic essential oils, if processed by distillation are processed exactly the the same way.
Given that most pesticides have a boiling point much greater than 100C, no pesticide, if any, distills.
Therefore, there is little if any concern about pesticides and non-certified organic essential oils.
Thank you, Robert, for that clarification. I was looking for that exact information.
When starting new business how do U know where U turn is accurate in what they are teaching U. I am 69 and do not have years to study. But I want to help people in my place. not to get rich. I have pain all the time. want to help these people.
Found that deep blue from Doterra works but cannot afford it. Want people in my position to get the help they need without having to take a mortgage out. Please help. Letta
Have you tried Peppermint. May help thats what I use.
Hi I was told that a solution of dandelion oil, may help the pain and suffering of our family owned dog of 14 years. She has what looks like a boil above her left eye, increasing in size everyday. We tried crynology to freeze it so it would fall off. But nothing is helping her. Not wanting her to suffer or lose vision in her eye we are turning to organic cure? Any help
Use corona. Its a salve you get at tractor supply or family farm n fleet. Its in the horse aisle. Yelloe tube w red cap. My family is American Indian and have been using this product for many many years. Works on many things. Boils, burns, hemorrhoids, etc.
Can the oil’s be ingested ?
Hi, are your essential oils cruelty free? Meaning, tested on animals or contain any animal products? Are they safe for pets?
My apologies for asking this, however which of your essential oils are 100% pure essential oils? I am sure the answer is here someplace, I’ve been reading about so many essential oils I’m starting to get dizzy!
Our products are not tested on animals; here’s a statement on this:
“No product nor ingredient of any product has ever been tested on animals bu Bulk Apothecary since its foundation. Furthermore, we do not use the services of any other research establishment to conduct animal testing on our behalf, either on a product or any product ingredient. Bulk Apothecary has operated a strict policy to never purchase products or ingredients from suppliers or intermediary agents who have conducted, commissioned, or been party to animal testing for cosmetics on them, since our company began. Our commitment to this standard is such that if any of the ingredients we use are found not to be compliant with the standard, we would seek an alternative supplier for the relevant ingredients, or if necessary remove them from our product range.”
The Pure Therapeutic Grade, Certified Organic, Blends, and Essential Oil Kits are 100% pure with not fillers or additives, and are therapeutic grade; the Standardized and Commercial Grade is a mix of essential oil and synthetic oils; and the Dilutions are mixed with a Jojoba carrier oil, but are still therapeutic grade. The essential oils are categorized here.
WOW!!!I am beyond blown away! THANK YOU for this quick reply, and for your incredible compassion for animals♡ I run an animal sanctuary and sell soaps to raise money to save animals, so compassion for animals is necessary.Thank you♡
Is there anywhere on your site where you Animal Testing Policies are posted? Thank you!
Hi! … sort of agree with Candice W. in a comment about researching so many essential oils I am beginning to get dizzy.
However, my question deals with shipping. I read that Headquarters is located in (…Ohio?) the US. I Googled “essential oils in Canada” and came up with your site again.
Do you have a warehouse in Canada?
Our shipping rate to Canada is set by the published rates of the couriers, which are not governed by us. Please note that we are only located in Ohio, USA, and couriers may charge separate brokerage/customs fees to Canada, will you will need to pay upon the delivery of your order to Canada.
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I appreciate the quick response Thank you.