Essential oil quality has always been one of my passions. After all, after my rocky start with essential oils, it was one of the very first things that I that I threw my passion and research into.

Of course, I did a lot of reading and investigating, and I found a great deal of information about essential oil quality, but none of it was nearly as convincing as the documentation that came from industry sources who were NOT in the big essential oil companies.  The fact that these sources were not from any of the big essential oil promoters made them the perfect people to hear what really was going on out there.

My biggest question at the time was, is the question of essential oil quality a real concern, or is it over hyped to sell certain brands of essential oils?

What I found was very interesting and I share it in this video class.  It’s pretty in-depth, but you can pause it, fast forward it, and rewind it as you need.  You may want to grab a pen or pencil and take a few notes, because I encourage you to check, double check, and triple check what I share in this video.

I’ll recap some of the topics that I cover below the video, so you can get an idea of the topics.

Essential Oil Quality


Some of the topics that I cover:

  • The general level of quality and the concerns in the industry as explained by industry experts?
  • What qualities do essential oils need to have to be genuine and pure?
  • What is the real meaning of terms like therapeutic grade, certified oils, and ISO and AFNOR standards?
  • What can testing detect?  What can it not detect?
  • How useful is GC/MS analysis, and what meaning does it have to actual purity and authenticity?
  • What questions should a consumer ask to find quality oils?
  • Can altered, partially synthetic, or other lower quality essential oils give results to the body?  And if so, what sorts of benefits, and are they equal in effect to benefits from genuine and authentic oils?

So those are just a few of the topics covered in this video.  I hope you enjoyed this perspective from non-company specific sources and that it helps you as you continue your own search for essential oil quality information!

You can read an article I wrote about essential oil quality and adulteration here, as well.  It provides a little more detailed information.

Learn anything new?  I’d love to hear what stood out for you.  Would you share in the comments?