At Oil and Flavours we strive to create the highest quality products. We’re committed to ensuring that each of our product thoroughly meets industry standards and exceeds customer expectations. In an effort to make our practices more transparent, we’d like to share with you the process of how we source and test our oils.
Each of our product undergoes exhaustive and rigorous scientific testing to guarantee the utmost quality. We utilize a Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) process, an industry standard technique that breaks down and analyzes the individual molecules in each product to ensure that they are within desired quality specifications.
Gas Chromatography (GC) Analysis
This is the process of breaking the oil sample down to its most basic compounds by dissolving in a solvent and vaporizing into a gas. This allows for a detailed analysis of the individual compounds to determine what molecules are present and at what quantity.
We’re committed to providing only the highest-quality products to our customers. As our Quality Promise to you, we ensure that before any oil reaches your doorstep it must has passed the following stringent scientific testing qualifications.
Flame Detection Ionization (FID) Analysis
Once the sample is in a gaseous state we’re able to apply heat to gain a unique profile of the components within the oil sample. This process provides a ‘footprint’ of the oil for analysis against known compounds. Finally, we’re given a specific percentage of each compound present within the oil sample. This process is the primary test for quality in our essential oils.
Mass Spectrometry (MC) Testing
This scientific technique measures the amount and type of individual molecules by analyzing their mass-to-charge ratio. Through measuring the different elements at the ionic level, we’re able to further determine the exact chemical composition of each oil sample. This ensures that each oil is completely free of any synthetic or inauthentic ingredients.
Refractive Index (RI) Testing
Refractive index measures the speed at which light passing through an essential oil is refracted. Every oil is made up of a unique combination of constituents. These constituents predictably influence the speed and number of degrees at which they refract light. If an oil is inauthentic, the speed and degree of refraction may be thrown off.