Many skincare products contain essential oils as a source of aroma. Essential oils are aromatic botanical extracts from plants, its effects span across physical and mental wellness — bringing relaxing, refreshing scents, and also medical benefits.
We are often asked about the difference between an organic and non-organic essential oil. When one digs deep into the whole process of production for such oils, one will find that it’s as different as day and night — from sourcing of the plants to methods of extraction. Organic essential oils are made by plants which are cultivated by organic farming, meaning throughout the entire growth process, the plants are not affected by pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and growth hormones. Organic farming is a holistic agricultural system designed for sustainability, creating a harmonized ecosystem to coexist with nature. Extracting from nontoxic plants and unpolluted soil makes it possible to acquire the purest and highest-quality essential oils.
Inna Organic selects organic essential oils certified by ECOCERT, an inspection and certification body specialized in organic farming established in France since 1991. Due to strict standards and regulations from plantation, extraction, and even transportation process, we have found that the quality and safety of essential oils certified by ECOCERT to be more reliable and reassuring. Furthermore, the organic certification of European Union regulates methods of extraction as well — not all methods for extraction can be used for organic certified essential oils. As extraction methods directly affect the purity of essential oils, organic essential oils are restricted to methods that can effectively produce the most natural ingredients and aromas without any chemical contamination.