Quality

The Truth About Essential Oil Quality

From finding pure plants at the source, to testing them in the lab, to teaching you how to safely use essential oils for their true benefits, you know you can trust what’s on the label and in the bottle of every Aura Cacia essential oil. 

Quality Begins at the Source

It all begins with us traveling the world to find the highest quality essential oils where they grow naturally, from sources who share our values of sustainable growing practices.

We’ve developed relationships built on integrity and trust with the people who supply our ingredients.  We see eye-to-eye on product quality, the environment, information sharing and social values. These honest relationships often become long-lasting partnerships. We create ethical and mutually-beneficial business associations that also allow for improving the social conditions and environment of grower communities – while providing the highest quality products.

We require the following commitments from our suppliers:  worker safety and fair treatment, sustainable growing practices, environmental stewardship, community involvement, and essential oil purity and quality.

Our Purity Testing Process

Every shipment of our oils is tested in our labs when it arrives at our Iowa headquarters. Our oils go through a rigorous testing process. In fact, we were one of the first to pioneer a test that is now considered the standard to prove essential oil quality. It’s called gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS) testing, and it’s the primary way to ensure an essential oil is an unadulterated, true botanical.

Every batch of Aura Cacia essential oils are GC tested. This testing is one of the most sophisticated evaluations available to verify that oils are unadulterated and properly identified.  The combination of GC testing and our close relationships with our growers guarantees the delivery of 100% pure essential oils that are the best for true aromatherapy benefits.

Getting the True Benefits

Getting the true benefits from essential oils doesn’t require ingesting them or paying hundreds of dollars for a bottle. All it really takes is a little bit of understanding how to use them and most importantly, understanding where they come from. 

Multiple plants often share a common name.  The botanical name is a more reliable way to determine that you’re getting what you’re expecting -- and the true aromatherapy benefits you want. 

For example, one of the most widely used essential oils is lavender -- known for its relaxing, calming and soothing properties.  But did you know that only the lavandula angustifolia botanical produces these useful benefits? 

That's why using a pure, unadulterated essential oil is so important. It’s also why at Aura Cacia, we provide the botanical name and the aromatherapy benefit on every bottle -- so you know exactly what you’re getting.

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