What Makes Essential Oils Organic?
At Aromantic, we sell both organic essential oils and non-organic essential oils.
Organic essential oils are produced in line with overarching organic practices like farming with fewer pesticides, having no artificial colours or preservatives and being free of genetically modified (GM) ingredients. For a supplier to sell organic products, they must follow European organic standards to get certified organic status. European law reviews factors like soil fertility and the responsible use of energy and natural resources, as well as maintenance of water quality as the basis of its decision-making.
Getting certified organic isn’t easy to achieve. Needless to say, we only work with genuine organic suppliers to fulfil our organic product range. Our organic essential oil supplies are made in this way, using a plant or herb farmed to this superior standard.
Organic Essential Oils vs. Non-Organic Essential Oils
Organic essential oils differ from non-organic — or conventional — essential oils in that the end-to-end manufacturing process of an organic oil contains zero pesticides, synthetic additives and other potentially harmful agents, making them slightly safer while giving them greater appeal and the potential to have a higher therapeutic value. For example, when using organic oils during aromatherapy, you may notice a slightly different aroma when using organic oils as well as a slightly higher concentration of active ingredients. With these added benefits comes a higher price point — but we always keep our pricing fair and in line with our philosophy, to empower individuals to create accessible, effective, clean cosmetics at home.
Many experts believe that the overall quality, therapeutic benefit and aroma of organic essential oils are superior to conventional oils, justifying the increase in price.
Which Organic Oil Should I Try First?
If you’re looking to venture into organic essential oils, we recommend choosing a citrus-based scent first.
Since citrus fruits, like grapefruit and orange, aren’t naturally pest-resistant, there’s a greater chance of pesticides being used in the production of non-organic citrus essential oils. If it’s your first time browsing through our organic essential oil supplies, we suggest trying our Organic Blood Orange Essential Oil, which can be used to brighten dull and oily skin as well as contribute to collagen formation in the skin. Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil is also a great choice for beginners, especially if you’re looking for organic aromatherapy oils, since this particular variety can help with performance stress, help to lift mood and combat jetlag.
Why Buy Essential Oils?
Organic or not, essential oils are a great addition to your natural-ingredient collection. Inhaling the aromas of essential oils is thought to stimulate different areas of your brain’s limbic system. For this reason, different scents are known for their apparent ability to help reduce stress, aid sleep and treat common ailments like nausea and headaches. Many people claim that essential oils can aid both mental and physical wellbeing — something we’re all conscious of improving.
You can test our organic essential oils in many of our online recipes, including Body Oil for Mature Skin and Plumping Face Cream. Or you can keep it simple by using essential oils during aromatherapy, with a diffuser, inhaling their aroma as part of a steam bath or including them within your bath and shower routine.
Why not stock up with some of our related products? Browse our range of active ingredients, carrier oils and emulsifiers.