Why Buy Organic Essential Oils: Uses, Benefits and Differences

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Why Buy Organic?

So what’s the big deal? Why buy organic anyway?

Honestly, this is a completely personal choice. Some people only use organic products, some people prefer to when possible, and some people are pretty indifferent to the choice either way. But what it really boils down to is that we here at Plant Therapy want to make sure our customers have plenty of options when it comes to the products they buy.

That’s why we are so proud to offer our customers so many organic options! Each is certified through ECOCERT ICO, an inspection and certification organization fully accredited through The National Organic Program (NOP). And they have some very strict standards — trust us!

What does it take for an essential oil to get the organic seal?

First, there must be absolutely no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) used in the entire process, from planting the seed to processing the oil. The soil where the plants grow must be clean of any prohibited substances applied to it for at least 3 years before the harvest of an organic crop. And of course, no harmful pesticides can be used; to control pests, weeds, and diseases, farmers use physical, mechanical, and biological efforts that are environmentally friendly. Another important point to consider about organic crops is these plants grow freely without the aid of synthetic fertilizers.

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For these reasons and more, when you purchase a certified organic product, you are also helping to conserve biodiversity. This helps to ensure our natural landscapes and their ecosystems are maintained and intact for generations to come.

Either way — organic or not — we only offer our customers the highest standard of purity in everything we sell. This is exactly why we provide each batch of oil with a GC-MS report that’s available online for anyone to see. But if buying organic is what matters to you and your family, know that we are working hard to offer plenty of USDA Certified Organic essential oils to choose from.

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31 thoughts on “Why Buy Organic?”

  • Thank you for this article. I want the best products for my family and that really give us the health benefits we are looking for. I only use the organic oils except for one that didn’t come in organic.

  • I’m not a major stickler about buying certified organic, simply because many independent companies use the same standards for growing and processing their products but can’t afford the certification process. But I really do love how transparent you are about your business practices. I have purchased 3 oils so far from your company but I am so impressed with the way you run your business that you have earned a customer for life.

  • Really enjoyed this article. The term “organic” has become so bastardized as of late that it’s so important to dig deeper when looking at products/product labels. Really appreciate that Plant Therapy posts lab results–transparency really is the key to gaining customer trust!

  • Thank you. My preference is organic, but still buy regular oils as well. Your explanation is very clear to understand. Thank you so much.

  • As a new essential oils user, I wasn’t sure what considerations go into making oils certified organic vs non-organic. If my aspirations to become a licensed massage therapist pan out, I will consider buying only organic oils for the maximum safety of my clients and to ensure that their ethical codes are respected should they use my services.

  • Thank you Plant Therapy! For offering an organic line but also for offering such great information and education. Really helps me to be confident in your oils and how I use them.

  • I always prefer to buy organic, if that’s the option. I have organic kids safe line but I would love to see more organic kids safe blends. Thank you for the great article!

  • I really appreciate that your organic oils are not much more expensive than their non-organic equivalents! It’s so great to see a company not want to price gouge their customers, but instead just provide a quality, healthy product for everyone. Thank you!

  • I have been wondering if switching to organic essential oils is worth it. This post help shed a little more light on the difference, and gave me more to think about on it. I may begin to order more organic essential oils when possible. Thanks!

  • I believe that our organic purchases now make a difference in the long run. Luckily, organics are becoming more affordable, especially now thanks to Christmas deals here @planttherapy and other coupons 🙂

  • I’ve been wondering about this issue as well. Each bottle that Plant Therapy offers has a batch number, where anyone can look up test results. If the non-organic products had contaminants like pesticides, wouldn’t their testing department be able to see that? I try to buy organic because I support the organic movement across all farming/agricultural endeavors. But, with the strict testing in EOs, I’ve always wondered if there was a big difference in quality between organic/non-organic.

  • So why buy ORGANIC??? I was just asking myself this question when I was purchasing the COZY13 deal. I was pretty indifferent to the choice either way, but I was curious about what 100% organic on the label meant. This blog was helpful in explaining the process in order for the oil to be considered ORGANIC. I appreciate PT continuously providing the highest standard of purity in their oils! I will most likely order organic oils when possible now.

  • I was unsure whether to buy organic or not. The explanation help me make my decision. Thank you so
    Much for all your excellent information!

  • We always buy organic when possible, but when it comes to oils I am really unsure. I only have a couple organic oils, as I have heard PT mention several times that the reports show little to no difference between organic and non. Of course I do not want to be wasting my money. I am still grateful they are available, but would also like further information about them.

  • I generally buy organic and if offered will purchase over a regular oil . However, I trust the quality of PT as well and purchase non organic. Great article!

  • Thank you for explaining the difference! Ordered organic ones with an offer to try. The certification really makes it trustable.

  • I have always wondered what the benefits were of buying an organic essential oil and how it qualified as such. A very helpful and informative post. The organic oils are quite affordable as well!

  • I am so excited to have found a company that offers organic! The last company I ordered from didn’t. I already bought the organic lavender, lemon, and helichrysum

  • Will be awesome if the Organic range cones in bigger size. If possible and within budget I will always go for Organic range. However I trust every products of PT regardless what.

  • I prefer to buy organic whenever I can and I am really grateful that You offer this option. I just wish Your organic oils would come in bigger bottles too(not only 10ml)

  • I would really like to know more about organic essential oils and whether it is truly of value. I think if it is an oil pressed from a skin (as in lemon) than it is beneficial for organic. Would be great to see testing on the differences. Just a thought. Either way PT has some great oils at great prices and the sale on the organic ones is a nice touch!

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