QUALITY YOU CAN COUNT ON!
The Essential Oils from the Beginning.
The first steps Good Thyme Oils takes before obtaining a drop of essential oil is research. We learn everything we can about climate best suited for the individual oils, then we look at farmers, distillers, and/or suppliers and the processes they go through. We demand the most rigorous quality control from each of our sources. Along with this, we request, if possible, their background information--how long they have been farming or distilling oils and their procedures for overseeing the quality from soil preparation to distillation. We also investigate other individuals and/or companies that have purchased oils from them in the past, to evaluate their reputation and to see if they have a commitment to the highest quality, Once background research has been done to our satisfaction, we will then place a small order to run through our testing procedures (see below) . If the oil passes all of these testing steps, the Essential oil is then purchased, bottled, and put up for sale.
Purity and Highest Quality Available.
Good Thyme oils quality assurance is the highest in the industry. Before we sell you or your family any essential oil, Good Thyme Oils does everything within our power to establish and confirm that our oils are 100% pure, natural, and of the highest quality. To ensure that each of our essential oils meets the strictest standards, we work directly with the highest reputable laboratories in the US and Canada.
Testing the oil.
1. Each oil is organoleptically tested upon arrival at Good Thyme oil's facility. Our Lab oversees the quality of each oil. Organoleptic testing means taste, sight, touch, and smell. The essential oil is then placed on a sterile laboratory testing strip. It's allowed to evaporate over a period time. It takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes for the essential oil characteristics to evaporate. What is left on the strip is very telling--the color, aroma, the consistency, and overall look of the oil. If there is any discrepancy to what high-quality oils look or smell like, you know immediately that there is a problem with the oil.
2. Following the Organoleptically test, the sample of the essential oils is sent for testing to one of our high standard third-party testing laboratories. At the laboratory the oil will undergo multiple tests including GS "Gas Chromatography" and MS "Mass Spectrometer" testing
contaminants or adulterants that will show up during these tests. If our lab has a suspicion that some of the natural constituents might be a synthetic or added addition to the original oil, they will send the sample back for more in-depth testing. A test called a "chiral analysis" is used find out if it, in fact, natural or synthetic additions have been made.
3. Another test we employ is microbial testing involves testing a sample of essential oils for the presence of bio microorganisms that are harmful. These microorganisms might be fungi, bacteria, viruses, and or different types of mold. The process for testing involves taking a sample of the essential oil, adding it to an agar testing plate, and placing it into an incubator for 24 to 48 hours. After the sample has had sufficient time to grow, the sample is then observed through several visual tests. This test is done to ensure that no bio microorganisms are present or have been introduced into the oil during any of the processes.
Even though we've tested and repeatably tested the essential oils, Good Thyme Oils cares about our customers and if we say on our label that our essential oils are 100% pure, that is what we have promised to give to our customers.