Essential oils are produced from plants grown all over the world. Some oils are distilled in the country of origin, even at the field location where they are grown. Other oils come from plants that are dried and shipped to large distillation centres in Europe for processing. The essential oil trade is a large one and the aromatherapy side is only very small, about 2% of the total. Some essential oil producing plants have a very low yield - jasmine for instance requires 8 million blossoms to produce one kilogram of oil. Taken together, all these factors mean that an individual aromatherapy supplies company has to be extremely careful about buying essential oils.The opportunities for adulteration, or mixing compounds extracted from another, usually cheaper oil into a more expensive one, occur at every level of the trade. Pharmacists and companies in the food flavouring business - the two main users of essential oils - do not necessarily see this as a problem. They want an oil that is stable, always the same. Most people would not want their peppermint chewing gum to taste different to last years, just because a hot summer produced a more intense flavour oil. But what aromatherapists want is a pure oil which contains all the compounds found in the parent plant. They do not want it modified to smell sweeter or the same as last year's crop. So how do we make sure this does not happen?Most reputable aromatherapy supply companies now make some claim that they prevent impure oils being passed off as the real thing. How successful other companies are we don't know, but at Bay House we have a rigorous policy to ensure that our oils are not just pure, but of excellent quality. Our quality policy has three aspects to it, all of which are important. 1. Source2. Scientific profile3. Organoleptic characteristics - don't worry about the long word, we'll explain it below!
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