Why We Are Transitioning to Plant Therapy Essential Oils

We are so glad to announce that we have found a high quality domestic oil line that finally meets our criteria and ethos: Plant Therapy!

Many of you have already seen that we started carrying Plant Therapy in the form of their "Kid Safe Synergies". This line of blends was formulated by Robert Tisserand himself- all safe for children (but effective for adults, too). They are wildly popular and we can barely keep them in stock- especially their "Germ Destroyer", "Immune Boom", and the sleep formulas "Nighty Night" and "Sweet Dreams".

Then they started labeling all single oils to show whether they were kid safe or not, too. We really liked that- because we are dedicated to educating people about essential oil safety and this was a boon to that cause. 

We decided to research the company more extensively and talk to them and were really pleased with what we learned (And now we are sharing that with you). 

Plant Therapy’s standards of quality are some of the strictest in the industry. To ensure that each oil meets strict standards, Plant Therapy works directly with world renowned essential oil expert, Robert Tisserand, and several analytical laboratories- for every oil, not just the Kid Safe line.

As you probably know, an essential oil is only as good as the plant it comes from. Before Plant Therapy even obtains a sample, they research every farmer, distiller, and supplier. They research their background, reputation, commitment to quality, and commitment to the industry. 

All Plant Therapy essential oils are first organoleptically tested by Robert Tisserand before being sent to a third party testing facility. Robert has been evaluating essential oils professionally for over 40 years. (Organoleptic testing means smelling the oil from a testing strip over time – some characteristics do not reveal themselves until the oil has been evaporating for 30 minutes or more. It also includes evaluating the color, consistency and general appearance of an oil, and comparing it to what a good quality oil should look like and smell like.)

Following this, Plant Therapy oils are sent to one of several third-party laboratories where they undergo multiple tests including Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (also known as GC/MS testing). Every batch of oil goes through both rounds of testing, and these tests will show us the quality of the oil and also what is in the oil. Most contaminants or adulterants show up with these tests, and for those that don’t, if they suspect that some of what looks like a natural constituent of an oil might be a synthetic addition, they use chiral analysis – a more sophisticated form of gas chromatography – to find out if it is in fact, a natural constituent or a synthetic addition.

Most companies do not have this level of scrutiny. Did you know that every bottle of Plant Therapy essential oil will have a specific batch code that tells us exactly what batch of oil is in your bottle? This information is also directly linked to the testing reports for each batch of oil. You can see each essential oil’s GC/MS report by going to the essential oil’s product page on their site and clicking on Test Reports. Pretty nifty.

To top it all off, because this is a domestic company, the prices for their high quality oils are actually reasonable and allow you to dabble in their extensive line and get more variety. No more paying for an MLM reps upline- just pay for the oils themselves (and get a higher quality product to boot)! To top it all off, they also give a lot to charity like Boline does!

We will be expanding to carry their full line as we phase out the imported oils over time.  

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