Are all Essential Oils Therapeutic grade??
Are Your Oils Therapeutic Grade?
So exactly what is an aromatherapy-grade essential oil? Oils that are produced specifically for the aromatherapy industry are typically made with the same care and attention that goes into a fine bottle of wine. Artisan distillers produce these premium quality essential oils from plants available in the wild or grown organically specifically for the distillation.Plants grown in one location, harvested during one harvest, and distilled at the appropriate time following harvest, whether the botanical should be distilled within 4-6 hours after harvest, allowed to air dry for a set period of time, or thoroughly dry to increase the essential oil yield. Commercial oils may be produced from dried plants grown and shipped from all over the world, rather than the crop produced in one small geographic area.Often, the distillers are owned by families in small towns, who take great pride in their work. They are paid top dollar for their work, and the therapeutic value and purity of their oils is unparalleled. Many of the oils end up being used in medical aromatherapy applications where oils are ingested. When oils are administered internally, quality could not be more important.Essential oils produced for holistic and medical aromatherapy uses are carefully monitored through all aspects of the process. From the growth of the plants, to the distillation itself. The distillation process is treated scientifically, with utmost care being given to the temperature and time of the distillation to ensure that a complete oil is extracted from the plant material, which in turn yields the greatest therapeutic value.