Our essential oils contain no adulterants by conducting both external and internal product testing. Our external GC/MS testing process is verified
through an independent, third party lab and is scrutinized by our in-house chemist. After the oil is GC/MS tested, our chemist runs extensive internal analysis to assure quality with organoleptic, Refractive Index and various other tests.
GC/MS Testing provides us key data about what constituent compounds are in oils and how much of each component constituent is present.
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Gas Chromatography (GC) describes the analytical separation technique used to analyze volatile substances in the gas phase. In GC, the components of a sample are placed in the GC and vaporized in order to separate the analytes by distributing the sample between two phases: a stationary phase and a mobile phase. GC provides us key data about what compounds are in oils and how much of each compound is present.
Mass Spectrometry (MS)
Mass Spectrometry (MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that identifies the amount and type of individual molecules present in a sample by measuring the mass-to-charge ratio. A mass spectrometer has three essential functions: Ion source, Mass analyzer and the Detector. The Ion source is where the sample is ionized. Once the sample is ionized, the mass analyzer sorts and separates the ions according to the mass and charge. Once the ions are separated and sorted then the separation is measured in the detector where a table with the chromatography peaks are displayed.
Our in-house chemist conducts organoleptic testing on each of our essential oils after they pass the GC/MS test. The oils must pass her inspection of their physical properties (look, smell, feel, etc.) before she approves them for the bottling stage.
Refractive Index (RI)
Refractive Index (RI) measures the speed at which light passes through an essential oil. A refractometer is the instrument used to measure the unique number, which is a combination of constituents each essential oil has, that designates how that oil responds and bends light. When an essential oil is adulterated the refractive index will be thrown off.