‘Pure’ and ‘Organic’: What’s the Difference?
The difference between a pure essential oil and an organic essential oil?
NOWFoods, defines the difference between them as follows:
- Plants and botanicals grown for the purpose of producing an organic essential oil are grown in soil that’s free of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers and contain no genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
- Oils from organically grown plants and botanicals are teeming with beneficial compounds due to their high purity.
- Extra care is taken during the distillation process, and organic distillation requires a high level of sanitation and documentation.
- Once the oil is extracted, the used plants are returned to the field as compost for further fertilization, contributing to the health of the soil and new plants.