Science and Essential Oils

Why Essential Oils Might Vary from Batch to Batch

Have you ever wondered why essential oils might vary from batch to batch?

While it makes sense why oils might vary from company to company, why would they vary within the same brand?

The answer can be found in a term called secondary metabolites.  These are organic compounds made within plants which play a huge role in how the plant interacts with it’s environment.

These secondary metabolites constantly process information due to either a healthy or stressful environment.  I find it simply amazing that God created plants this way!

And this relates to essential oils, how?

Volatile terpenoids are secondary metabolites found in essential oils.

So, when the environment around the plant changes, the essential oil changes.  This is one of the reasons why individual batch testing is so important.

When researching essential oil companies, make sure they disclose batch numbers before you buy.

*The proceeding statements about essential oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical care.

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