How are Better Essentials oils tested?
All Better Essentials oils are GC-MS tested to ensure 100% purity. The majority of our oils are tested by the labs at Perfumery, Inc., and we work with a number of other organizations to test oils from other suppliers.
With each batch of essential oils we bring in, we receive independently analyzed GC-MS reports. If you would like to receive a GC-MS report, you can email us at email@example.com.
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.