The Difference Between Organic and Non-Organic Essential Oils

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The Difference Between Organic and Non-Organic Essential Oils

Before we get started on the difference between organic and non-organic essential oils, it’s important to discuss where all our essential oils start. All of Plant Therapy’s oils are 100% pure, free from any additives or fillers. We test every single batch of oils for in-depth information on each chemical constituent with GC-MS testing, as well as evaluating each oil’s color, consistency, and general appearance to give you the most accurate information possible. We also provide the GC-MS reports for every product so you can see what we see. So whether you buy our regular oils or certified organic oils, you can trust that you are getting a quality, pure product.


What Does Organic Mean?

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Each of our organic oils 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.

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.

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.


Why Buy Organic Oils?

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Ultimately, this is a completely personal choice. Some people only use organic products and some people prefer to when possible. And some are pretty indifferent to the choice either way. No matter where you fall, we here at Plant Therapy want to make sure our customers have plenty of options when it comes to the products they buy. You can shop our collection of organic essential oils here.

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3 thoughts on “The Difference Between Organic and Non-Organic Essential Oils”

  1. This article left me with more questions than I had before I read it. If your EOs are pure, wouldn’t it follow that they are also organic? I would like to know how the oils that are NOT labeled organic differ from the ones that are.

    1. It all boils down to having an organic certified farm/facility and how the plants are grown. Some farmers cannot afford to apply and maintain this certification. Either way, however, the oils come from plants and are not adulterated.

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