“Organic” seems to be the mantra of the decade and although here at Moiety we are all for preserving the environment and growing plants sustainably when it comes to essential oils we’re not sure if the label ‘organic’ always means what we think it does.
Organically grown ingredients are supposed to be grown free of synthetic pesticides, using methods such as crop rotation, use manure or compost as fertilizer and use certain insects to control the pest. It sounds great in theory but lots of companies have been playing fast and loose with the word ‘organic’ mainly because:
~the regulation in this field is different everywhere we go,
~because tons of plants used to extract essential oils are grown in countries where such regulation doesn’t exist
~and because enforcing regulation for displaying ‘organic’ labels has proven to be difficult.
Organic essential oils are also significantly more expensive while there is no indisputable guarantee or evidence that they are significantly better than their non-organic counterparts at least not as much as they are expensive.
As we mentioned in Truth #1: obtaining organic certification is a costly process which a lot of companies choose not to do but that doesn’t mean that inorganic ingredients are inferior or damaging to your health in any way! The toxins-related fear-mongering has resulted in a mainly psychological need to keep things ‘pure’ and ‘pristine’ but in reality, this need was artificially induced and profit-motivated.
At Moiety, we need more to get enthusiastic about this so we’ll stick to ingredients that we find are of high quality and reasonable price which will make it possible for us to keep the prices of our products affordable.