Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Essential Oils are very much at the heart of Wild As The Wind… And, we make sure that the beautiful organic essential oils, and wild-crafted essential oils we carry are of the best quality possible…

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But, sadly, this is very much the exception within the essential oil industry…

It’s very true to say that not all essential oils are created equal. In fact, at least 75% of all essential oils have been adulterated. Some natural skincare companies that genuinely take a pride in what they do, (and, sadly, there’s an awful lot less than you would think), even estimate that as many as 98% of all essential oils are adulterated.

Tragically, the best price for an essential oil can guarantee you the worst product! And, the worst product is quite likely to harm your health rather than improve it.

Returning customer? … Know all of this already? … Or, just know you can trust Wild As The Wind essential oils and would like to go shopping?

Luckily, Wild As The Wind gets feedback like this…

Your oils are amazing.

Julie, Wells

Short and sweet, and totally to the point!

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But, if you’re interested in learning how a lot of essential oil companies try and pass off sub-standard essential oils as medicinal, pure essential oils, then please read on…

Cheapest Essential Oils UK

Did you just type Buy Cheapest Essential Oils UK into your browser? I hope so! And, I also hope you read the whole of this article so that you realise that the Best Priced Essential Oils In The UK are very likely to be the essential oils you most need to avoid.

But, before I explain how and why the vast majority of essential oils have been converted from beautiful, healing oils into toxic, synthetic substances, (that have more in common with an oil slick than they do a revered natural medicine, which are a lot more likely to make you unwell than they are to support your health), I’d just like to explain why Wild As The Wind are worlds apart from the businesses who would taint these beautiful plant oils…

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils

Wild As The Wind endeavour to find the best, medicinal grade, essential oils. The key reason we are committed to doing this is we advocate using essential oils for healing purposes.

Essential oils are profoundly healing if they are clean and made from the best quality plant materials, and are extracted without the use of solvents.

Using essential oils that are of medicinal grade is the only way of ensuring you will receive the desired results from your essential oils.

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Have you been struggling to find quality UK essential oils online?

Have you been typing in ‘buy essential oils uk‘ and being fed results that have little to do with you being able to ‘buy essential oils UK’ that are going to make a difference to your health?

Sadly, just putting ‘buy essential oils uk‘ in your browser will deliver all kind of results… the good the bad and the ugly. So what else do you need to do other than search for ‘buy essential oils uk‘…?

Here’s a quick guide to finding the best quality essential oils online…

Our advice is simply this… leave out the word ‘cheap’ or the words ‘best price’ from your Google search. Most of the websites that Google will deliver for the search term Buy Cheapest Essential Oils UK will not be a good place to shop!

But punching in Buy Cheapest Essential Oils UK may just mean you land lucky… and bring you here, for instance.

But, by and large, websites in the list for Buy Cheapest Essential Oils UK will generally not be selling oils you can trust.

Now, if you typed in Buy Best Essential Oils UK, then you would stand a much better chance of arriving at a better kind of search term, like the following:

Buy Best Essential Oils UK

Google understands your intention when you type in your keywords in their search box. So, typing Buy Best Essential Oils UK will indicate you are looking for quality essential oils. 

Buy Best Essential Oils UK will also make it absolutely clear you want to buy the best quality essential oils in the UK, rather than buying them from abroad.

Now do you see why ‘buy essential oils uk‘ as a search term is likely to be ineffectual? Stating you want to buy essential oils in the UK is great… but the quality really matters, so when you type in ‘buy essential oils uk‘ Google thinks you don’t care about that element of your search.

Using very clear search terms, like Buy Best Essential Oils UK will go good way to helping you avoid the nasty, cheap, and often carcinogenic essential oils out there.

Organic Essential Oils

Stating that you want to ‘buy organic essential oils ukis probably as likely to deliver you good results as typing  ‘Buy Best Essential Oils UK’. 

The essential oils listed will more often than not, be of medicinal grade. However, not all medicinal grade essential oils are organic. Non-organic essential oils can be therapeutic, (contain therapeutic benefits), but there’s a possibility that they will not be as clean as organic essential oils.

So, if it’s your intention to buy organic essential oils in the UK you will need to put ‘buy organic essential oils ukand hope for the best!

In fact, it’s probably better to put buy organic essential oils ukin your browser, then cross all of your fingers, say a little prayer, and then hope for the best… you didn’t forget the numbers at the beginning of this article did you? They’re not good!

Aromatherapy Oils

Heh!?

Yes! Some people call essential oils, aromatherapy oils… so, there’s no difference in the product… only in the name.

Funnily enough, however, putting ‘buy organic aromatherapy oils UK’ will get you a completely set of results than using ‘buy organic essential oils UK’ in your browser. Plus, switching your browser will make the results different again.

The best advice I can ever give you is be as explicit as you can be an cross reference your results. Reading reviews used to be more helpful that it is today, but as long as you have an idea of what a fake review looks like, then this could be a useful pass time.

Best Quality Aromatherapy Oils UK

It doesn’t matter if you search for the best quality essential oils UK, or the best quality aromatherapy essential oils UK, just as long as you stick with best quality and ditch the cheapest essential oils UK and discounted essential oils UK

And guess who provides some of the best quality aromatherapy essential oils UK?

Yes, that’s right… Wild As The Wind is completely committed to supplying the best quality aromatherapy essential oils UK, at the most affordable prices.

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Pure, Unadulterated Essential Oils

Wild As The Wind are completely committed to sourcing the most pure, unadulterated essential oils. We work with organic farmers who are also committed to producing pure, unadulterated essential oils.

We prefer to work with producers who distill their own essential oils. This is because the fewer hands the products go through, then the purer the essential oils are likely to be.

We prefer to work with small farms around the world, but it isn’t always possible. It is the larger farms that can afford the best distilling facilities.

But, we still avoid farms that rip out hedges and plant vast mono-crops, which has a devastating impact on the quality of the soil and the environment in general. We need our wildlife, and our wildlife needs hedges!

The oils we obtain through adhering to rigorous selection methods definitely fall into the pure, unadulterated essential oils category!

Essential Oils & Environmental Concerns

We will never purchase oils from producers who employ dangerous farming methods, which includes mono-cropping, but also includes chemicals.

So many people say that chemical fertilisers are the future of farming. But they are not. Organic farming is the future of farming!

Chemical fertilisers are usually derived from petro-chemicals… and, as we all know, fossil fuels days are numbered!

Wild As The Wind very consciously select producers for their location. A lot of the oils we buy are fromproducers in the UK from plants grown in the UK.

Not only do we want to support UK businesses, but buying from UK producer means we have a much smaller carbon footprint than a lot of the bigger names in UK Essential Oils.

Essential Oil Quality

Essential oil quality is also of utmost importance. As mentioned already, approximately 75% of all of the essential oils sold globally are adulterated, often with toxic ingredients that bulk out the product, allowing the vendors to increase their profits. It is, therefore, critical to Wild As The Wind that only the best quality oils are selected.

What Makes A Good Quality Essential Oil?

Is it…

Premium Grade Essential Oil?

Nope!

Organic Essential Oils?

Nah!

Theraputic Grade Essential Oils?

Er no…

What makes a good quality essential oil is the actual quality of the oil itself. All the fancy names, sadly, mean nothing!

So, a good quality essential oil is one that is made using excellent plant matter, has been extracted in a non-toxic way, and hasn’t been adulterated by anyone by the time it gets to you.

That’s what makes a good quality essential oil, and nothing else.

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils

In order to offer a full range of essential oils Wild As The Wind also sources some of it’s oils from other highly reputable UK based producer-suppliers.

[I] purchased frankincense oil from you at Wells Market and I have to say it is the best I have ever come across…so thanks…

Jane, UK

Our objective is always to track down the best quality essential oils available today.

We advocate you use an Essential Oil First Aid Kit to maintain your families health. We would not be able to sleep at night if we were selling cheap essential oils that did more harm than good.

Wild As The Wind Essential Oil Quality

When considering buying essential oils from a new producer or supplier we always put oil quality first.

As with so many things these days, the safety and quality of essential oils is being compromised for profit. At Wild As The Wind we blend oils to obtain optimal healing effects. The idea of cutting corners and selling cheaper oils, that could be potentially harming our customers, instead of curing them, is an anathema to us.

Even if you are only going to diffuse your essential oils, rather than apply them therapeutically to your body, you still need to be using a good grade of essential oil.

Not only are you ingesting the essential oils when you breath them in, but you are actually helping to deliver them straight to the brain. When using pure, unadulterated essential oils this is a really helpful and curative thing to do. But, if you are using adulterated, toxic essential oils, then obviously this would be really bad news.

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Essential Oils By Wild As The Wind

Because we regularly sell essential oils for diffusing as well as for therapeutic purposes, as part of their collection of first aid essential oils, or as part of a larger collection of essential oils used for everything, including eco home cleaning, massage, diffusing, as well as first aid. Because everything we do is done to the best of our ability we are meticulous about where we source our oils.

Essential Oil Producers

It is very important to meet with producers, but because producers are based all around the world this can be expensive and time consuming.

However, when it comes to our top selling product FACIAL OIL No. 2, it was vital to track down the best Organic Rose Essential Oil that money could buy.

A trip to Sofia yielded an incredible Organic Rose Essential Oil, but it also delivered up an incredible wild crafted Rosehip Oil, made using the rosehips from Dog Rose plants growing wild within the organic estate where the Organic Rose Essential Oil is made.

The trip also provided us with a phenomenal Organic Pine Essential Oil, as well as the following beautiful oils.

  • Organic Chamomile Blue
  • Organic Lavender

Provenance is, of course, everything… So, we always request to see the GC-MS reports, (the chemical certificates that list the chemical make-up of the oils), for each new batch of essential oil we intend to buy.

It is important to understand why essential oil adulteration is extremely bad for our health, but may also limit our ability to heal ourselves in the future.

Essential Oil GC-MS Reports

Reputable suppliers provide GC-MS reports that are performed by independent labs. These are genuine proof of the chemical make-up of the essential oils being tested. They detail all of the chemical compounds present in the oils.

Although many lengths, most of which are very clever, are employed to disguise the adulteration of essential oils, the methods for testing them are very sophisticated and can identify impure essential oils in most cases.

Essential Oil Production

It is, therefore, very important to select essential oils from producers and wholesalers with a long and impeccable track record. Many makers of certain essential oils will end up wholesaling other essential oils from their preferred grower. Some will buy in plant material from their preferred supplier and will then distill the oil themselves. However, it would be very impractical to import plant materials from all around the world to create a full compliment of essential oils, so this approach cannot be applied across the board.

Essential Oil Production Methods

Essential oils are produced using different methods. Sayer Ji, of the wonderful GreenMedInfo, is an advocate of CO2 extraction. He considers it the most superior form of extracting essential oils. We are inclined to agree, but the technology is relatively new, and it is not always possible to find CO2 extracted oils. In addition, CO2 can be very expensive, and so, it’s not always commercially possible to choose this option and still make products that will be affordable for the people we are making them for.

Distilled Essential Oils

The majority of essential oils are extracted using distillation, however, which simply uses steaming hot water to remove the volatile oils. This method is entirely safe as it does not leave toxic residues within the essential oils.

More recently a percolation method has been adopted, which is very similar to distillation, the difference being that water is heated and passed down through the plant matter to extract the oil instead of heated water being passed upwards through the plant matter within the distillation process.

Poor Quality Essential Oils

Poor quality essential oils are generally extracted using solvents. Solvent extraction utilises alcohols and other chemicals to extract the volatile oils from plant matter. Invariably, residual toxins from the solvent are left within the oils.

An essential oil that has been extracted using solvents is not an adulterated essential oil. The fact that toxic residues are left in the essential oils manufactured in this way simply means that the oil is poor quality and inherently toxic without any toxic materials being added to the essential oil.

*We advise extreme caution when considering buying solvent extracted essential oils. The opinion of Wild As The Wind is that our health is far too important to risk buying solvent extracted essential oils.

Synthetic Essential Oils

Also, be even more aware of the risks involved in buying synthetic essential oils. Synthetic essential oils do not possess any healing properties, even if they smell similar to the genuine article.

Synthetic isolates mimic the natural constituents within the oils and allow the adulteration to be very widespread. These toxic ingredients are very cheap to produce but they transform a beautiful health-giving substance into something that could make us very ill indeed.

Essential Oil Absolutes

Essential Oil Absolutes smell amazing, (such as Rose Absolute), as these have been made for the perfume industry and have, thus, been modified to meet industry standards.

The standardisation of adulteration within the perfume industry is an entirely accepted practice… but, as perfume is one if the most toxic products you can put on your skin, this is hardly surprising.

The vast majority of essential oils have been produced for the perfume industry, which demands that the aroma of an oil is consistent from batch to batch. This is why adulteration is such an accepted practice. Results would be entirely inconsistent from batch to batch if the oils were not adulterated.

So, it is important to only buy oils that have been produced for aromatherapy purposes as these are less likely to be modified. But, not necessarily! It really is a case of Caveat Emptor… let the buyer beware!

Essential Oil Quality Checklist

  • Has the essential oil been grown organically?
  • Have the oils been third-party tested by a lab that issues GCSM Reports / chemical certificates?
  • Do they smell right? Weak and synthetic oils are to be avoided at all costs!

Essential Oil Adulteration

Essential oil producers often dilute essential oils with non-volatile oils with a similar chemical make-up as these are less expensive, and therefore, increase profit margins.

These oils will, at least, not necessarily be toxic.

One high-profile Chemist recently tested a batch of Frankincense essential oil, only to find that the GC-SM Report looked almost identical to the Turpentine being sold at a budget store in the USA, (Home Depot). This is because the turpins are almost chemically identical in the two very different products.

Then there is a second species addition, such as the that of Cassia being added to Cinnamon essential oil, with Cassia being the cheaper ingredient.

Not only does this allow producers to maximise profits but it also means that the product is potentially toxic. There is a component in Cassia essential oil that is believed to be carcinogenic.

Thirdly, some essential oils are adulterated using natural constituents from much cheaper sources. For example, Frankincense, which has a constituent called alpha-pinene, is often adulterated using the natural isolate of alpha-pinene from turpentine.

It is not uncommon for essential oils to be so heavily diluted with adulterants that they are a mere shadow of the original, sometimes with as little as 20% of the original oil remaining. This means that some Frankincense samples obtained from commercial sources can be as much as 80% alpha-pinene isolate, as opposed to true Frankincense oils that are usually 40% – 50% alpha-pinene.

This means that the oil is only 20% Frankincense, and because many people take Frankincense internally, as a cancer cure, this is really bad news!

GC-MS Reports

GC-MS reports determine the quality of essential oils. GCMS stands for Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, but we usually use the terms Chemical certificates when referring to these reports.

But again, beware, not all GC-MS reports are created equal either! There are only a few companies that can perform analyses that is sufficiently sophisticated to expose the heavily disguised adulterants in essential oils.

Essential Oil Starter Kit

The Wild As The Wind Essential Oil Starter Kit is designed to make your life really easy… It includes the best quality oils at affordable prices, and a beautiful storage tin that will preserve your oils longer than if they were exposed to sunlight…

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