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• From Vedaroma Essential Oil booklet:
It is very important to use only the highest quality, 100% natural, and completely pure essential oils from wild or organically grown plants.
The oils must be distilled slowly and under low pressure to ensure maximum potency and effectiveness.
In order to maintain their high quality and strength, they need to be stored in dark-coloured bottles, in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
• From Vedaroma.com Website:
Slow Distillation at Lower Temperatures
The distillation process is also crucial to the quality of the oils. If an essential oil is distilled too quickly (at high pressure, high temperature), many of these precious elements are lost.
Maximum Active Components
In the organic process, slow distillation at lower temperatures ensures the maximum retention of active components in the oils, which contributes to their special aromatic and therapeutic effect.
Exceptional Purity and Highest Quality
VedAroma offers an outstanding selection of certified organic or wild harvested essential oils, exceptional in their purity and high quality.
Purity of Plant
They are derived from plants that are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides and they are distilled slowly and under low pressure to ensure maximum potency and effectiveness.
Certified Organic or Wild-Harvested
Some of our essential oils are certified organic wild crafted, which means derived from wild-grown plants that have not undergone chemical treatment and have been harvested and distilled according to certified organic regulations (for example, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Siberian Pine, etc.)
• From Sherilyn Siegmund-Roach “Herbal Academy”:
Therapeutic or clinical grade
Recently, terms such as “therapeutic grade” or “clinical grade” have been used by essential oil suppliers to claim the superiority of their oils over other suppliers’ oils.
No Standardized Terms
These terms are not standardized and mean whatever the supplier using them wants them to mean. These suppliers are not necessarily being misleading about their essential oils, yet the terms they are using are not standardized within the industry to meet any specific criteria.
Organic, Unsprayed, or Wildcrafted
Look for oils that are organic as a first choice. Any pollutants on the plants can be more concentrated in the essential oil. This is especially important for citrus essential oils, as they are traditionally heavily sprayed with pesticides.
The term “organic” means different things in different countries, but it is one more possible indicator of quality. Some retailers also carry oils that are “unsprayed,” where the farms are not certified as organic, but they do not spray their crops, and many high quality oils are also wildcrafted.