Organic Essential Oils UK
The organic essential oils UK market is already very well established.
People in the UK are perhaps more acutely aware of the amount of toxins in non-organic skincare products, and are opting to play it safe by investing in organic skincare and organic essential oils.
According to a recent industry report, published in Business Wire… the organic essential oils UK market is set to increase by:
11% … owing to increased demand for organic beauty and personal care products especially among millennials.
The projected growth rate for the essential oil market globally is 8.83%, which will result in the essential oil global market being worth well over $11 billion by 2022. This means that the demand for organic essential oils is 2.17% greater than for conventionally produced essential oils, although, as a global estimate, the true reflection of the organic essential oils UK market may be that a greater rise in demand for organic essential oils may occur.
Organic Essential Oils
But, are Organic Essential Oils really better than conventionally grown Essential Oils?
The answer to that is a resounding YES!
With petro-chemical pesticides being ruled to be carcinogenic by the courts it is clear that essential oils derived from organic plants are a much better option. This is certainly reflected within the organic essential oils UK market, even though the court case, which set the precedent where Monsanto’s Roundup is concerned, occurred in the USA.
Read the following for more compelling proof of organic essential oil efficacy: Organic Essential Oils Are More Potent Than Non-Organic Essential Oils
Organic Citrus Essential Oils
It is especially important to buy organic citrus essential oils.
Citrus essential oils are obtained via a different method of extraction than most other essential oils. The majority of aromatherapy oils are obtained via a process of steam distillation, regardless of whether they are organic essential oils or not.
Conversely, organic citrus essential oils are procured via a process of cold pressing, which essentially means the oils are expressed from the skins of the citrus fruits, slowly, so as to avoid the citrus skins from heating up as they pass through a series of metal rollers.
As non-organic citrus fruits are regularly sprayed with chemicals in a water-proof waxy solution, that the rain can’t wash off, the essential oils obtained from non-organic citrus fruits will have a heavy concentration of chemicals in them.
It is, therefore, vital to only buy organic citrus essential oils.
Organic Essential Oils UK Companies
Most reputable UK essential oil companies will endeavour to offer UK organic essential oils as well as conventionally produced alternatives which are ethically sourced.
Sadly, the UK is not spared when is comes to counterfeit products. In fact, there are an increasing number of less reputable businesses who are selling conventionally produced essential oils as organic. Plus, there are an increasing number of business passing off toxic oils as genuine essential oils, which is even more alarming!
I have written an important article about the extremely prolific business of essential oil adulteration, so please read this for more information… However, I haven’t named names, even though Wild As The Wind customers regularly list the UK essential oil companies who have sold them fake aromatherapy oils.
Increasingly, these exploitative UK essential oil companies are gaining prominence online, and are usually easily identified by their unrealistically low pricing of UK organic essential oils, and a lack of good reviews, etc… Although, they are not averse to buying good reviews and passing these off as real, just as they pass off toxic oils as therapeutic grade organic essential oils.
Despite my reticence to publish the names of these suppliers of substandard UK organic essential oils, I am, however, willing to reveal the sad fact that you would, in all likelihood, be very shocked by some of the names which regularly crop up in the lists of UK essential oil companies who have been previously responsible for selling adulterated essential oils to Wild As The Wind customers. And, the complaints about these businesses are received increasingly regularly, which indicates a growing problem.
But, it’s not just online UK essential oils businesses which are at fault. There are plenty of shops on UK high streets which are also which are doing you, and the UK essential oils industry a terrible disservice.
Buyers of essential oils in the UK need to be very discerning now that supermarkets and health food chains have all started stocking aromatherapy oils. In my experience, even independent health food shops, who are much more likely to be employing better trained staff than the chain stores, are stocking low grade oils, more often than not.
Sadly, there is all too often insufficient knowledge in any of these outlets to ensure that the best grade UK essential oils are being acquired from the wholesalers.
Suffice to say, there’s a lot more unscrupulous UK essential oils businesses that are happy to pass off fake goods as UK organic essential oils than there are businesses like Wild As The Wind, which is trying to raise awareness around this dangerous and unscrupulous practice..
Organic Essential Oils UK Versus The USA
Thankfully, our organic essential oils UK growers are a lot less likely to face challenges that their US counterparts are facing.
In the US, Monsanto is in some way involved in approximately 75% of all food production. Monsanto advocate for chemically intensive farming methods using the products that the courts have deemed dot be carcinogenic.
Monsanto are responsible for genetically modified food production, which when taking place outdoors, sometimes in high winds, can mean that neighbouring crops are cross-contaminated.
Our organic essential oils UK producers are not yet having to deal with this issue, but if the UK signs a trade deal with America, then our days will be numbered…
However, organic essential oils UK producers are not completely unchallenged. Roundup is available on every supermarket and garden centre shelf here in the UK. So organic essential oil UK producers may face chemical cross-contamination, even if they aren’t susceptible to pollen and seed invasion.
Organic Essential Oils UK Prices
Organic Essential Oils UK prices are dearer than the potentially toxic alternatives, but, thankfully there’s a growing number of UK essential oil users who will not buy anything but organic.
Health is more important than anything else, and only Organic Essential Oils UK, from a reputable vendor, can be trusted to deliver the therapeutic benefits UK essential oil users desire.
Organic Essential Oils UK Shoppers Beware!
It is often best to err on the side of caution, but when it comes to Organic Essential Oils UK shopping, then it really is a case of CAVEAT EMPTOR… let the buyer beware!
Shop with UK essential oil businesses that you trust!
Download a full report on the adulteration of essential oils from Researchgate.net.