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Essential Oil Quality

Since 1975

Since 1975

our first priority is quality.  To support our customers’ expectations for high quality products,  Our Essential Oil supplier

continues to expand its quality control laboratory and processes.  With their high-tech laboratory equipment and experienced

Quality Assurance team,  our Essential Oil supplier has made a commitment to continued excellence in product quality. We believe that quality

begins with the knowledge and experience of their raw material suppliers and continues through the production process to the shipment of the finished

goods to the customer.                                      

                                                   In-House Quality Control Laboratory

Our Essential Oil supplier maintains a modern, in-house laboratory staffed by experienced professionals.  They provide a complete product

analysis, quickly and efficiently, with validated analytical procedures and state of the art equipment. cGMP Compliant

Our Essential Oil supplier complies with current Good Manufacturing Practices, with protocols firmly in place for the documentation and

validation of our quality control system to ensure compliance with all relevant food safety regulations. They thoroughly

document every aspect of our operations, including receiving, processing, packaging and shipping. Their Quality Assurance

team includes individuals dedicated to equipment and process validation, document control, training, and product testing. They insure that FDA-compliant manufacturing protocols are followed, and their products meet our strict requirements for identity, strength, quality and purity.  They have a full allergen prevention program and have implemented tight controls in their manufacturing processes to prevent cross-contamination of our products with allergens.

                     Quality Assurance

In compliance with cGMPs, Our Essential Oil supplier currently uses HPTLC testing to accurately determine product identity and purity. By quantifying or comparing the distribution patterns of marker compounds in different solvent systems (unique to each plant and class of actives) against

the proprietary Botanical Reference library, their laboratory personnel can confidently and accurately verify product identity and identify known adulterates.  ICP-MS offers a very sensitive, specific and reproducible way to determine heavy metal concentration in a wide variety of products.

It can identify and quantify each metallic impurity with high sensitivity; and, can be used to test for the entire Periodic Table in one analysis. ICP

detection limits for most elements are in the  part-per-billion (ppb) range.

 

High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC)

  

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Their validated quality assurance testing includes:

• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.

• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.

• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.

• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.

• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.

• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.

                    Environmental Dedication

Manufacturing and Processing Facilities

The Facility

Powder Mill

Their high-speed Powder Mill can produce up to 10,000 pounds of fine powder per shift.  They also have regular Food Safety

Audits, conducted by the American Institute of Baking (AIB). They have consistently received a Superior Rating.

Blending

The blending equipment has the versatility to produce from 100-to 3,000-pound batches.

 


         

 Ecological & Social Responsibility

Our Essential Oil supplier is committed to selling high quality natural products while preserving the environment. We conduct our business in a way

that allows us to maintain our standard of environmental dedication, with commitments to sustainable organic farming and caring for

the environment.  They make every effort to select ingredients from natural renewable sources and are dedicated to the conservation

of plants and the preservation of their natural habitat.  They support sustainable wild collection practices to protect species from

becoming endangered.  They are members of United Plant Savers, an organization that helps spread the word on endangered and at

risk plant  species.

Supporting Organic & Sustainable Agriculture

Certified Organic products are grown and harvested without the use of pesticides, fertilizers, or chemicals, and offer a more sustainable option for feeding ourselves and our communities. Organic farming practices have many environmental, health, and social benefits. Sustainable organic farming can produce crops without depleting our earth’s resources or polluting the environment. Organic farms can even support higher levels of wildlife; and entire ecosystems and ground water are improved by following organic farming methods. By using organic products which are cultivated in a more sustainable way they can also help maintain biodiversity. Our Essential Oil supplier has a recognized 36 year track record as a manufacturer and processor of natural products. Utilization of proven, specialized manufacturing processes, equipment, and skilled technical personnel ensures consistent and uniform processing of our products.  Their modern milling facility and blending equipment have the capability to produce several million pounds of finished product annually.  Their 82,000 square feet of clean, modern warehouse space enables us to efficiently manage a sizeable product inventory and maintain adequate stock levels in order to promptly deliver wholesale customers orders.

Environmental Practices

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Our Essential Oil supplier is committed to reducing our energy consumption levels. They have replaced all of their lighting with new low

energy units and support our local utilities Greenergy™ program.  The Greenergy™ program allows them to purchase power from renewable sources like wind, water and sun.  The goal of this program is to build new, cleaner energy resources, reducing the need to build additional high-polluting power plants.

RECYCLING

Our Essential Oil supplier has taken the initiative to:

•Reduce daily company-wide paper usage , and only prints their wholesale catalog annually.

•Use non-toxic inks and recycle all of our printer ink cartridges.

•Use packaging materials made from recycled material, that are recyclable, and most are bio-degradable.

•Recycle all cardboard, paper, glass, metal and recyclable plastic in our facility.

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Most Important Quality Assurance Tests



Our Essential Oil supplier meticulously tests all raw materials we receive. Their quality assurance testing continues throughout the entire production process. A battery of tests and procedures are used to ensure the quality of the raw materials we use and the finished products we sell. The following list represents a few of the most important tests we conduct:

Botanical Identification

1. Macroscopic: Evaluation of a sampled product based upon inspection of the products visual characteristics - texture, size, etc.

2. Microscopic: Evaluation of a sampled product based upon visual inspection, with the aid of a high powered microscope, of cells, cell walls, cell structure and characteristics, etc.

3. HPLC: Stands for High Pressure (Performance) Liquid Chromatography. This test provides verification of product identity as well as quantitative determination of active constituents when tested against a reference standard.

4. GC: Stands for Gas Chromatography. This test provides verification of product identity as well as quantitative determination of active constituents when tested against a reference standard.

5. TLC: Stands for Thin Layer Chromatography. This test provides verification of product identity when tested against a reference standard.

Organoleptic

1. Appearance: Samples of each product are evaluated based upon their general appearance and uniformity and are compared, to ensure conformance, to a known standard.

2. Color: Used to identify products based upon conformance, of color, to a known standard.

3. Aroma: Used to identify products based upon conformance, of aroma, to a known standard.

4. Flavor: Used to identify products based upon conformance, of flavor, to a known standard.

Physical Analyses

1. Particle Size: A sieve analysis is used to measure the total particle size distribution of a prepared sample. Whether the product is in the form of a powder, cut and sifted, or tea bag cut, particle size analysis can help a customer judge whether a product is suitable for their application.

2. Foreign Organic Matter: Measures the amount of a prepared sample that is of a foreign organic nature. This is a measurement of the purity of the product and, thus, the quality of the product.

3. Foreign Inorganic Matter: Measures the amount of a prepared sample that is of a foreign inorganic nature. This is a measurement of the purity of the product and, thus, the quality of the product.

4. Tapped Density: Measures the density of a prepared sample (g/ml). This test can help one discern packaging or encapsulation requirements.

Chemical Analyses

1. Moisture Content: Measures the amount of volatile matter (water) driven off of a prepared sample under specified conditions. Elevated moisture content can increase the likelihood of microbial growth.

2. Steam Volatile Oil: Measures the amount of water insoluble steam volatile oil present in a prepared sample. In many products, volatile oil is an indication of product quality.

3. Total Ash: Measures the amount of carbon-free ash present in a prepared sample. This test can give an indication of the quality and purity of a product, as all organic material will burn off leaving dirt, silica, etc.

4. Acid Insoluble Ash: This test measures, after total ash, the amount of acid insoluble ash present in a prepared sample. This test gives an indication of the quality and purity of a product.

5. Heavy Metals:
This test measures metallic impurities in a prepared product sample. No product may exceed the tolerances that have been set for each specific metal.

6. Pesticides: This test measures the amount of pesticide residue that a prepared sample contains. No product may exceed the tolerances that have been set for each specific pesticide.

Microbiological

1. Total Aerobic Plate Count: This test allows for the detection and enumeration of aerobic microorganisms. This test gives an indication of the cleanliness of a product microbiologically.

2. Yeast and Mold: This test allows for detection and enumeration of yeast and mold microorganisms. This test gives an indication of the cleanliness of a product microbiologically.

3. Coliform: This test allows for detection and enumeration of Coliform.

4. E. Coli: This test allows for detection and enumeration of E. Coli bacteria.

5. Salmonella SPP.: This test allows for detection and enumeration of Salmonella Bacteria.