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    Default whats is organic essential oils ? it is different from just essential oils ?

    i'm new to perfumes... whats is 'organic essential oils' ? it is different from just 'essential oils' ?
    pure essential oils is that is 100% essential oil ?
    organic essential oils is the same with natural essential oils ?
    are some shops out there have good quality or bad quality essential oils how i will know if its good or bad quality a essential oil.
    thanks...

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    Default Organic essential oils

    Assuming that the producer is honest, "organic" indicates that the sources from which the essential oils were extracted were organically grown, i.e. no pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, etc. that are used in conventional agricultural methods.

    I really don't know what sort of impact organic sourcing would have on an essential oil, but the absence of certain chemical compounds (from fertilisers or what-have-you) may have an at least subtle effect on the actual scent. The brand may also be less consistent, since the growing conditions would be a bit more at the mercy of natural influences. I believe the difference would be quite small, however (it IS, however, nice to know that you aren't contributing to dumping more crap into the environment, which may eventually find it's way into your drinking water).

    100% essential oils should indicate that the essential oil is not diluted in a carrier oil (e.g. almond, jojoba) or other solvent (e.g. alcohol); it COULD, however, be combined with some other, cheaper essential oil, so unless the label state that something is 100% essential oil of [whatever], there is the possibility that if "whatever" is expensive (e.g. lemon verbena), it may not be pure "whatever"

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    Default Re: whats is organic essential oils ? it is different from just essential oils ?

    naturesgift.com is a very good resource for high quality EOs.

    re: organic EO: consider citrus EOs, which are pressed from the skin. If non-organic fruit is used, then the skin has probably been sprayed with synthetic pesticide, which is most likely fat soluble, meaning it would be effectively stored and carried by that EO.
    As most people buy EO to put on their skin, or vaporise into the air, you can see why organic EO would be prudent.
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    Default Re: whats is organic essential oils ? it is different from just essential oils ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chesswit View Post
    i'm new to perfumes... whats is 'organic essential oils' ? it is different from just 'essential oils' ?
    pure essential oils is that is 100% essential oil ?
    organic essential oils is the same with natural essential oils ?
    are some shops out there have good quality or bad quality essential oils how i will know if its good or bad quality a essential oil.
    thanks...
    Produced without pesticides or genetic modification. They are considered better for your body because they haven't been contaminated with chemicals.

    The organic oils that I have smell better than my non-organic oils. Except the organic sweet orange oil that I use in my Orange Sherbet Soap ... it does not smell like sweet orange ... it's sour and sherbet like

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    Default Re: whats is organic essential oils ? it is different from just essential oils ?

    To test quality, I buy a small amount first before I buy in bulk.

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    Default Re: whats is organic essential oils ? it is different from just essential oils ?

    In my experience here is no difference in the smell and performance of an organic oil compared to the same oil that has not been grown under organic conditions. As has been stated above Organic Oils have been grown under certified conditions. However, there are several different organisations that will certify these oils, and each of them has different criteria. Not only must the oil have been grown in an organic environment but it must have been produced in a factory that is also acceptable to the certifying body. The main difference between organic and non-organic will be the price. Organic oils will be at least 10 times the cost of non-organic.

    Learning how to check the quality is a difficult problem. You need to have a sample of oil that is of good quality, to you. If you can find a reliable supplier he will show you a good quality oil. From then on, whenever buying a new batch you should compare it to your standard. If the new batch is comparable, take a small sample to be the new standard. And so on.

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