Q. Are Sun Pure Botanical’s Essential Oils Therapeutic Grade?
A. Since there is no organization that oversees the quality of essential oils, ‘Therapeutic Grade’ is simply a marketing term. Any company can say their oils are therapeutic grade. Some companies use other therapeutic grade terms, or other grading or certifying terms, for internal quality standards. However, these terms are often trademarked by the company. All of Sun Pure Botanical’s oils are 100% pure, free from any additives, adulterants or dilutions. They are high quality and are ideal for use in aromatherapy.
Q. Are Sun Pure Botanical’s Essential Oils Organic?
A. Many are, but not all. We work very hard with our suppliers to provide oils that come from organically grown plants. That being said, we only carry a small line of certified organic oils. These oils are clearly labeled and our line of certified organic oils and synergies is continually growing. If you are looking for a guarantee that the oil was grown organically and follows the organic standards, we recommend you purchase our certified organic oils. Since many small farmers cannot afford to certify their organically grown plants, the only way to guarantee the oil is organic, is to purchase a certified organic oil.
Q. Can Sun Pure Botanical’s Essential Oils Be Used Internally?
A. We do not recommend the general internal use of essential oils. Essential oils are highly concentrated and have the capacity to cause serious damage if used internally without the necessary expertise required in administering them.
Q. How Are Sun Pure Botanical’s Essential Oils Extracted?
A. Most of Sun Pure Botanical’s essential oils are extracted using steam distillation. Our citrus oils are extracted using cold pressed extraction. We also carry a few CO2 extracted oils and also a few solvent extracted absolutes. Here is some more information about the different methods of extraction.
Steam Distillation: The most common process of extracting an essential oil is by distillation, a process that isolates the aromatic, volatile element of the plant with steam.
Cold Pressed: Expression, or cold pressing, is used primarily for citrus fruits like orange and lemon, where the essential oil is obtained in tiny pockets in the peel or rind. Oils extracted by cold pressing are the most volatile of essential oils and can evaporate quickly when exposed to air.
CO2 Extraction: The CO2 extraction method yields a greater number of aromatic compounds than any other distillation process, making this extraction method one of our personal favorites! In certain conditions at a low temperature Carbon Dioxide or CO2 can be pressurized to become a liquid. This liquid then acts as a solvent and is used to extract the oil from plants. After extraction is completed, the extraction vessel is brought back to normal temperature and the CO2 rapidly converts to gas, leaving behind a high quality oil that is free of solvents.
Solvent Extraction: Flowers too delicate to be processed with heat are soaked in a solvent, usually hexane that extracts the volatile elements. The solvent is then evaporated leaving only the most fragrant constituents behind. This process produces what is called an “absolute”. Here is a more in depth step by step process: 1) Plant material is macerated in a solvent. Usually hexane. 2) After several days the solvent is removed, leaving the viscous, fragrant concrete. 3) The concrete is dissolved with high proof alcohol. 4) The mixture is chilled, and separates into plant waxes and fragrant tincture. 5) The fragrant tincture is vacuum distilled to evaporate off the alcohol, leaving an absolute. All absolutes are extracted using solvent extraction.
Q. Why Are Some Oils Unsafe To Use On Or Around Children?
A. There are many reasons why some essential oils are not recommended to be used on or around children. Some of these reasons are toxicity concerns, adverse skin reactions and breathing problems. Children are more at risk because they are smaller and therefore more susceptible to toxic substances, their metabolism is less effective than an adults, their skin is thinner and not as mature as an adults, and they are more susceptible to respiratory issues.
Q. Why Should Certain Oils Be Avoided During Pregnancy?
A. Certain essentials oils are considered too powerful for use during pregnancy as they may stimulate the production of certain hormones and can encourage bleeding. Please consult your physician before using essential oils while pregnant.
Q. Do I Need To Dilute Sun Pure Botanical’s Essential oils When Using Topically?
A. Short answer, yes. Essential oils are volatile meaning that they evaporate very quickly. When you dilute essential oils, the evaporation process is much slower because they are diluted in non-volatile substances. The carrier oil then carries the essential oil into the skin which means that you can use less essential oil. Additionally, the therapeutic benefits of a carrier oil often increases the therapeutic benefits of the essential oil!
Q. Do You Offer Samples?
A. At this time we have a 3 ml. vial that is considered our sample size. We offer a 100% customers satisfaction along with free shipping. With our great prices, we recommend that you try out some of our oils that you are interested in. We are sure you will be satisfied with the quality of our essential oils.
Q. How Does Your 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee Work?
A. We are dedicated to customer satisfaction. That is why we offer a 90 day 100% money back guarantee. If your purchase does not fulfill your needs for any reason, we will simply replace that product free of charge or you can return your item for a full refund within the 90 days of purchase. There is no reason why you should not try our 100% pure essential oils!
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Q. What Methods Of Payment Do You Accept?
A. We accept all major credit cards, and PayPal.