Pharmaceutical vs. Therapeutic:
The difference has to do with Jade Bloom's internal classification between oils that are extracted using cold pressing versus oils that are extracted using steam distillation. Both grades are the highest quality available and produce 100% pure essential oil as certified through 3rd party GC/MS testing.
Cold-pressed oils (ie: Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, etc.) meet certain BP (British Pharmacoepia) requirements in our processing that classify them as food grade and can be used in pharmaceutical applications.
Steam distilled oils (ie: Lavender, Cinnamon Bark, Tea Tree, Peppermint, etc.) are classified as Therapeutic, which is the highest grade available for this method of extracting oil and can also be used internally, externally, or aromatically.
Can you ingest Jade Bloom oils?
Yes, you can ingest some Jade Bloom Oils, but as they are 100% pure they can be very potent. Please reference JB's Uses Guide for safe dilution recommendations based on the oil and whether you're an adult, pregnant, or a child. This can be found on the Jade Bloom website.
Are Jade Bloom oils pure?
JB oils are 100% pure. They do not use chemicals or dilute their oils in any way. They are 100% pure natural goodness from only the single raw plant or seed. They source their raw plants and seeds from about 30 different farms depending on known locations around the world for producing the highest quality raw materials for the particular oil. For example, their Lavender comes from the Kashmir region in the Himalayan Mountains known for producing the sweetest smelling and highest therapeutic Lavender in the world; Bergamot comes from Italy, Clary Sage from Russia, and Tea Tree from Australia.
Jade Bloom only sources raw plants and seeds from those farms that they personally visit and audit on a regular basis to ensure pesticide-free, organic, non-GMO materials. In addition, Jade Bloom GC/MS tests every batch to ensure the quality of oil is 100% pure therapeutic grade unadulterated oil. If the standard is missed, then the batch is destroyed.
Are Jade Bloom oils organic?
Jade Bloom requires that the farms they purchase from only produce organic, pesticide-free, and non-GMO raw plants and seeds for their distillery. It is part of their commitment to producing the highest quality oils available in the world.
Sensitivity to an oil?
Sensitivities to certain essential oils can occur over time, and in some cases, an oil that a user previously responded well to can become intolerable. Batches sourced during different times of the year can also have higher concentrations of certain active constituents that the user may also become sensitive to. We recommend discontinuing use of this oil until the irritated areas clear up. Should you be interested in trying it again in the future, please conduct a skin patch test before applying the oil regularly to larger areas.