To be organically produced, an essential oil must comply with the official regulations for organic farming and have been inspected by an approved body. This certification ensures that the production of the essential oil has excluded the use of pesticides, fertilizers or any other chemical product.
Why are there several ORGANIC certifications?
For essential oils, there are 2 types of ORGANIC certifications:
- GREEN LIFE ECOCERT CERTIFICATION for Organic essential oils with a cosmetics status
- ECOCERT AB CERTIFICATION for organic essential oils with a food supplements status
The mention Organic Farming concerns only the method of cultivation and not the method of distillation, which is also an important criterion to be taken into account when judging the quality of essential oil.