We stand behind our processes, and we stand behind our quality. Our essential oils are GC-MS tested by an independent research firm, and must meet strict quality requirements.
What is GC/MS testing?
Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) combines the analytical chemistry technique of gas chromatography (GC) with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS). A gas sample is first injected into the GC, which is equipped with a capillary column that separates the different compounds within the sample. As the different molecules elute from the column at different times, they then enter the MS, which captures, ionizes, accelerates, deflects, and detects the ionized molecules separately. These two components (GC and MS) cannot be used to accurately identify compounds when used separately, but when used in conjunction, they allow for a sensitive degree of compound identification.
Why is testing so important?
Essential oils are highly concentrated plant compounds that need to be tested to assure they are unaltered and pure.
The quality of our essential oils is second to none, and we guarantee you will be satisfied. If, however, you are not satisfied with Better Essentials for any reason, simply return the unused portion of the product and we will refund 100% of your purchase.