Quality over quantity is a cliché for a reason. As any savvy consumer knows, the quality of an item can make a major difference in how it works for you and the benefits it provides. The same is true of pure essential oils.

Many essential oil providers like to say their products are pure essential oils but what does that actually mean? And how can you be sure they’re telling the truth?

We can’t speak for other providers, but here’s how you know you can trust Thursday Plantation Canada to have the best essential oils on the market.

  • All Thursday Plantation oils are GC/MS (gas chromatography over mixed standard) tested and chiral tested in a 28-day finished product test to guarantee a quality, pure unadulterated oil.
  • The original tea tree oil: Thursday Plantation is the first commercial tea tree plantation in the world. It’s the native source for melaleuca alternifolia shrubs you are purchasing directly from the farm.
  • Thursday Plantation sets its own benchmark for the germicidal component in tea tree essential oil, Terpinen-4-ol, as no less than 40%, surpassing the British Pharmacopeia Standards (30%) and ISO Standards (35%).
  • Thursday Plantation is the tea tree essential oil used in clinical studies, so if you find any clinical study that has provided evidence to tea tree oil as an antiseptic or antibacterial for acne, you can confidently assume that the tea tree oil used was Thursday Plantation.
  • In Canada, all of our oils have NPNs, which means Health Canada has reviewed and approved our oils as attested to the NNHPD (Natural & Non-Prescription Health Products Directory). This enforces strict import and quality control regulations and standard operating procedures for Canadian consumer safety. Unfortunately, there are many oils sold in Canada that do not have NPNs.

If you’re not sure whether a brand is truly carrying a pure essential oil, looking at the labels or at the product information on the company’s website could help.

Lavender essential oil, for example, is commonly adulterated — meaning many brands aren’t pure. Often, providers will add lavandin oil. This can be recognized by high levels of camphor and 1,8-cineole. Basically, if the price is cheap, the oil is adulterated.

Peppermint essential oil is another one that is easily adulterated. Deliberate substitution of medicinal herbs by inferior and cheaper herbs happens frequently with peppermint essential oil. Often, peppermint products do not contain Mentha x piperita but the much cheaper M. c.Tispa. Check your labels and, again, if the price is cheap, the oil is likely adulterated.

At Thursday Plantation Canada, all our products are rigorously tested and sourced so we can confidently say they are 100% pure essential oils.

Shop all our products online at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.