What is the difference between Certified Organic Essential Oils, Organically-grown and Wild-harvested oils?
Organic Oils: Certified Organic oils are officially recognized by the National Organic Program, the same level of certification used for USDA Organic labeling. This means that oils are produced sustainably, without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Organically Grown Oils: NSP scours the globe to find the highest quality plant sources. Hence, our oils often come from small, family-owned farms in developing regions as remote as Tunisia or Madagascar. While these farms follow organic cultivation practices, they simply cannot meet the high costs of Organic certification. We list oils that come from these farms as ‘organically grown’. Botanical supply experts inspect sites to ensure that organic practices are in place and, as with all of our oils, third party and in-house GC/MS testing verifies the materials are pure and free of contaminants like chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or other adulterants.
Wild-Harvested Oils: Wild-harvested oils come from plants growing as they are found in nature. Untamed, free and natural, these plants are watered by the rain and nourished by the soil and sun. They are untouched by the hands of man until harvest time.
Nature’s Sunshine organic essential oils include: Helichrysum, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, and Ylang Ylang.
Helichrysum has a zesty floral aroma with notes of straw, fruit and honey and is often associated with skin health.
Frankincense is prepared from aromatic, hardened gum resins of the boswellia tree.
Geranium’s rich floral scent is cherished for its toning and nourishing attributes.
Lavender is widely used for calm and relaxation.
Neroli is made from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, this floral citrus oil is recognized for its nurturing properties.
Ylang Ylang’s exotic floral aroma has a delicate sweetness that can be both masculine and feminine which accounts for its popularity in colognes and perfumes.