GC/MS Reporting

Aromatics International is dedicated to supporting the emerging field of Clinical Aromatherapy. In order for essential oils to have a therapeutic effect we believe they must be pure plant extracts. The best way to assure purity and quality of each batch of oil is by knowing your source and testing the oil with Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). At Aromatics International every batch of oil purchased from a distiller or distributor is tested with GC/MS.

Gas Chromatography (GC) is a method of separating the volatile compounds in essential oils into individual components and produces a linear graph that charts these components. Mass Spectrometry (MS) identifies each of these components and their percentages. This process is used to identify any adulteration of the essential oil tested. Adulterated oils or perfume oils will not offer therapeutic effects and may in fact cause allergies, headaches and chemical sensitivities.

The precise breakdown of the chemical components in individual oils given to us by GC/MS reports are important as the therapeutic benefits and safety issues of essential oils are, in large part, determined by their chemical makeup.

Once an essential oil is tested, we format the chemical constituents into chemical families for therapeutic blending purposes. All the main components and some of the trace components will be listed on these reports. The chemical family information on Aromatics International is written for the oils sold on this website and is specific for each batch of oil we buy. You can see each essential oil’s GC/MS report by going to the essential oil’s page and clicking on GC/MS report. Interested in learning more? Visit Aromahead Institute.

As suppliers of essential oils we are dedicated to knowing exactly what we are buying and selling. Testing every batch of oil we purchase with GC/MS technology assures purity and gives us the exact chemistry of each oil. We believe this process is vital for medicinal blending and for quality assurance.

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