17 November 2008

Sourcing and purchasing organic and conventional essential oils from remote areas around the world is not a job for either a novice or the faint-hearted, because mistakes can be very costly for a company, in terms of both money and loss of reputation.

Maintaining High Standard of the essential oils can be done by keeping the supply chain as short as possible, cutting out the middlemen and meeting the people who grow the crops.

Growing conditions
Factors that influences the fragrance and bioactivity of an essential oil :
  • The fertility of the soil the plant was grown in
  • The genetic differences in the plant
  • The variety
  • Cultivation practices
  • Climate area
  • Post-harvest handling
  • Level of expertise used in the process of extraction
That’s why when you buy Essential Oil, it is important to watch where is the country of origin because it’s effects the quality of the esential oil.
For example, Try to compare many Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) from different origin, it may have different in aroma, chemical composition and therapeutic activity. France Lavender is The Best.

Essential Oils Deception and adulteration
Variations in quality can be due to blatant adulteration with synthetic or isolated chemicals. This is usually the case with oils that have been adjusted to meet the required profile of the perfumery industry. What is merely adjustment or 'sophistication' for one industry can be adulteration to another. Interfering with the chemistry of an oil to meet an odour profile may suit the perfumer, but it does no favours to the aromatherapist.

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