Why are Good Thyme Oils Pure.
There are several different extraction methods used to extract essential oils from the plants. They include steam distillation, expression, solvent extraction, and enfleurage. Steam distillation is still the most popular way of extracting essential oils.
Besides extracting the oils, harvesting is also a vital part of the process. Farmer and families have spent countless years and/or decades to perfect the art of growing and harvesting the plants and trees that make up the essential oil. The farmers wait until the just the right moment to harvest their crops. They choose the right day or night, weather and even lunar condition to harvest at the peak of perfection.
Once the harvest has been gathered, the plants are taken to a manufacturing facility close to the farm. That way, the plants stay at their peak of quality. It is here at the facility that the essential oils are extracted using one of the processes stated above. Good Thyme Oils uses the strictest methods. We are known for our 100% natural essential oils, containing no contaminants, preservatives, or additives. Our oils are also grown in their native country—which means it’s the right climate to produce the highest quality oils. Then the plants are harvested at the right time to bring you and your family just what Mother Nature intended.
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.
1. Each oil is organoleptically tested upon arrival at Good Thyme oil's facility. 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 Organoleptic 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 will show up during these tests. If we have a suspicion that some of the natural constituents might be a synthetic or added addition to the original oil, he 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. It involves testing a sample of essential oil 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.
Rest assured that we've repeatedly tested each and ever one of our 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 our customers.