Organic, pure natural oils are produced with differently from conventional oils (including food grade).
Organic means working with nature, not against it. It means that the plants where the oil was extracted from were not genetically modified (GMO-free) and have not been grown with the use of biocides (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides), and chemical fertilizers. Due to the nature of farming, these plants are limited in production.
Pure indicates that the oil has not been mixed with anything else (like colorant and preservatives) or put through processes that remove vitamins, minerals, and other components that occur naturally.
Vegan indicates that the product does not contain any ingredient that is of animal origin.
All-Natural means that the oil only contains natural substances. Some cosmetic companies indicate "natural" on their labels, using only a couple of natural ingredients and the rest are synthetic, to fulfill commercial objectives.
Conventional oils (like those we see in our supermarkets) are a food source. The industrial production of food-grade vegetable oils involves processes to remove traces of biocides, and chemical fertilizers. These oils have to be further processed to increase shelf life, and are further refined and deodorized to remove colour and odour as this is what consumers want. The heat and chemical processes can diminish the natural health-giving components. Using processed oil on skin can cause irritation and sensitivity if they still have the residues of the biocides or chemicals used in processing. This is important when thinking about which oils to purchase.
At HOPE, we clearly indicate in our labels if our products is Organic, Pure, and All-Natural. We are certified by Bureau Veritas Certification France.
• Our 100% organic pure essential oils are botanically
and biochemically defined.
• Each batch goes through chromatography analysis
to ensure the identity and quality of the essential oil.
• From one farm with organic and sustainble farming
practices for ultimate traceability.
• Bottled in France in a GMP-certified facility.
|France's national logo for organic products since 1985. Organic products carrying the logo must contain more than 95 percent organic components, and be produced or processed within the EU, and were certified by one of the inspection bodies accredited according to EN 45011.|
This EO organic logo gives a a coherent visual identity to European Union produced organic products.The logo can only be used on products when they contain at least 95% of organic ingredients and additionally respect further strict conditions for the remaining 5%. The same ingredient cannot be present in organic and non organic form.
FR-BIO-10 – certified by Bureau Veritas
|This label means that essential oils are fully defined both botanically (plant producing organ, exact Latin botanical name, chemotype, country of origin) and chemical.|