Aromatic Intelligence, General

Aromatherapy Quality Essential Oils: How to Select a Vendor

The term “aromatherapy quality essential oils” is generally used to indicate that the oils are are suitable for use in the practice of aromatherapy, are of the very best quality, and are completely natural with no components added or removed. However, there is no regulation of this, or similar terms and any company can use them, whether or not the essential oils they sell are truly appropriate for aromatherapy.

At Artisan Aromatics the terms “therapeutic quality essential oils” or “professional quality essential oils”  are the terms that we use to describe our 100% pure and natural essential oils.  We use these terms to indicate that we have carefully sourced our essential oils, vetted the producers and reviewed a chemical analysis of the oils for purity and effectiveness.  While we really do those things and do strive to bring you only the best essential oils, there is no agency or organization that regulates and oversees our use of these terms or any other company’ s use of them. We prefer the term “quality” to “grade” since there is no independent grading body in the United States that evaluates any company’s essential oils.

So, although there is no regulation of terms like “aromatherapy quality” or “therapeutic quality”, most companies that sell essential oils that are appropriate for therapeutic use will describe their products with this, or similar, language and I would be leery of buying oils from companies that don’t.  That’s the easy part; the harder part is that the presence of such descriptions on a website or label do not guarantee that the company’s claims are true.  Fortunately, there are other indicators that you can look for when evaluating essential oil vendors; while these don’t provide an “infallible” guide to identifying good essential oil companies they can certainly help and I would not do business with any company that can’t meet these criteria:

  • look for companies that have an aromatherapist on staff
  • bottles should be properly labeled and should include common name, Latin name, chemotype (where appropriate), country of origin, method of cultivation, batch number and bottling or expiration date, appropriate warnings (external use only, dilute before use, etc.). When an essential oil can be distilled from more than one part of a plant, the label should also indicate which part was used: for example, Angelica (root) or Angelica (seed).
  • look for companies that provide full descriptions of each essential oil they sell and that can provide MSDS (material safety data sheets) and chemical analyses on request.

Artisan Aromatics Essential Oils are of therapeutic quality and are fully guaranteed. We know that every nose is different so, if you don’t like it, contact us, let us know why and return the item for a refund of purchase price. We’re a bit old fashioned in that we still believe that “The Customer is Always Right”.

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About Joie Power, Ph.D.

Dr. Power is a retired neuropsychologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. She was an Assistant Professor of Surgery/Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia before entering private practice and has over 20 years of clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. She is both a student and practitioner of alternative healing methods, including herbal studies, aromatherapy, and Chinese Medicine. Her training in the olfactory and limbic systems of the brain gives her a unique qualification for understanding the actions of essential oils and she is an internationally known writer and teacher in the field of aromatherapy. Her approach to aromatherapy weaves together her solid scientific training and strong clinical skills with a holistic philosophy that honors body, mind and spirit.

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