Therapeutic Essential Oil Question

This question comes up repeatedly from consumers. “May I know whether the essential oils available for purchase on your website are therapeutic essential oil grade.”

And my reply……

Firstly, in the essential oils industry there are no such grades as “therapeutic” or “aromatherapy.” These are terms are invented up by advertising people or dishonest traders. Secondly, this terminology is not  scientifically supported. Nor does it have any support in the commercial essential oil field. Consequently, no government agency or professional organisation certifies essential oils as a therapeutic essential oil or aromatherapy grade. Because there is no organization that oversees therapeutic quality,  the definition is really up to anyone to decide.

Certificates of Analysis do not Specify Therapeutic Essential Oil

Consequently, as a buyer, you should ask suppliers about the quality of their essential oils. The important thing to know is the methods of extraction. Some methods can contaminate the essential oil.  Also, you should be provided with the laboratory Certificate of Analysis (CoA). The CoA should have a Lot Number. Some suppliers in Malaysia will try to pass the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) off as a CoA. You should never accept this. The MSDS has nothing to do with quality.

Therefore, At Indochine Natural we only import essential oils that have a clearly marked Lot Number. They also must have a  CoA.  We also require an analysis of the allergens. We are tone of the few companies  in Malaysia that demands these standards. Anyone buying our essential can have this certification on request. We have nothing to hide.

Dr. Mike Thair

Founder and Managing Director

Indochine Natural Sdn Bhd

Dr. Mike Thair

Founder and Managing Director
Indochine Natural Sdn Bhd

 

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