Ananda's QA/QC System
To Ensure a Consistent Supply of the Finest Essential Oils from Around the World: Continue to Build Strong Relationships with Quality Vendors Across the Globe:
We continue to build strong relationships with quality distillers. These relationships go deep, with our fingers having been in the dirt where some of our oils are grown and harvested. We insist that all certification be current and we maintain strong ties to our vendors because of all the third-party certifications they complete annually. These relationships have taken years to cultivate and our customers are the beneficiaries of these bonds.
Every Oil is Rigorously Tested for Both Purity and the Most Exquisite Aromas:
Before an oil is allowed to be sold, we thoroughly test the purity and authenticity of each oil in our state-of-the-art laboratory. Dr. Anthony Ferrari, Ph.D. and lab technician Mikella Zyglicznska test every batch of oil that enters our facility. We use a GC/MS (gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer) to analyze the chemical composition of our oils to ensure that no adulteration has occurred. We, here at the Ananda Apothecary, also test the physical properties of the oils using a number of “fingerprint” techniques that assist in identifying adulterations that may not be seen via the GC/MS testing. We also have published a number of peer reviewed articles in dignified journals that will lead the industry in exciting new directions.
Before we even select an oil for our collection, we may first sample several of the same variety from the same region. They're first tested for absolute purity (you can download Certificates of Analysis from every essential oil's page, which includes its GC/MS analysis. These are lot-traceable, with the lot number found on each bottle. We THEN select the oil with the very finest aroma, as we strongly believe the most therapeutic essential oils are not only 100% pure, but those that our nose and body truly likes.
We Maintain a Strong "Paper-Trail" for Each Lot:
We are a third party EcoCert/USDA Organic certified production facility. This relationship proves that we have dedicated a large part of our inventory system to maintaining documentation throughout our handling with organic and non-organic products. All employees are constantly tracking and maintaining records to ensure each LOT # is associated with the correct batch received from a given vendor.
We Ensure each Customer Receives a High-Quality Product, Every Time:
If all of these goals are met, the customer will receive oils of the highest possible quality in the industry, with the greatest therapeutic efficacy available.