Understanding oil grading
There are many companies claiming that the essential oils they are selling are ‘natural’ or ‘pure’. Twenty8 uses only 100% natural, 6-star certified pure organic essential oils in our single oils, Synergy® blends, and chemical-free skincare products. The high degree of purity of our products means that you can use less of it while still achieving the desired results.
Essential oils can be graded in 6 levels, or star-ratings. The lowest grading is 1-star, or commercial oils, that are typically made from 100% synthetic ingredients. The highest grading is 6-star, or certified organic, pure essential oils.
To help you make informed decision when purchasing essential oils we have listed the various grades of essential oils below.
6 star Certified Organic oils are unsurpassed in their quality and aromatic vibrancy. These are the oils we use at Twenty8.
All Certified Organic produce (inc. essential oils) is grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMOs with a focus on environmentally sustainable practices through soil and land health, and balanced eco-systems.
Stringent quality management systems enables us to guarantee our oils’ purity and authenticity, by way of fully traceable supply lines and batch management systems.
These oils have each been produced from the named Botanical species, from one single origin, and by the specified method of extraction. They contain no inputs or other technical additions. They have not been blended, nor formulated.
Our range is certified by Australian Certified Organic (ACO), and many items in our range are also NOP/USDA certified.
These 5 star oils are the next best thing to Organic and an ideal choice when looking for genuine purity and oil with a true aromatic profile from a particular growing region.
They have each been produced from the named Botanical species, from one single origin, and by the specified method of extraction. They contain no inputs or other technical additions. They have not been blended, nor formulated.
They are just 100% Natural and 100% Pure Essential oils, but lack the certification of 6-star oils.
Formulators’ Note: In most cases these oils comply with International Organic Certifiers as ‘approved natural’ ingredients for Organic Cosmetic formulations (please check with your specific certifier).
Blended Origin oils are a blend of 100% Pure Essential Oils with the same botanical name, but from various geographical origins.
They have each been produced from the named Botanical species, from one, two (or more) origins, and by the specified method of extraction. They contain no inputs, fillers or other technical additions.
Blended Natural oils are made with 100% Pure Essential Oils, but blended with natural constituents.
Pure Essential Oil is the main component of the oil, and all added constituents generally come with certificates of naturalness.
Premium Commercial oils are proprietary blends with minimum 20% Pure Essential Oil and naturally derived constituents and/or nature identical ingredients.
These oils are typically made from 100% synthetic ingredients.