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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quality Testing Essential Oils

Essential oils undergo a number of quality tests to test for their purity; as discussed in the previous blog post on essential oil suppliers, it difficult to know if an essential oil is pure. Many 'pure' essential oils are, in fact, 'fragrance oils'. However, quality testing essential oils with such tests as the GC-MS and GLC means that some 'pure' essential oils will not 'pass the test'. Some essential oil suppliers will provide you with the GC-MS test reports if you ask.
Quality testing essential oils is a scientific and complex process but I have tried to explain, in simple terms, the process of quality testing essential oils in my latest article Essential Oil Quality Testing...

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