There is no agency that oversees the quality of essential oils in the United States, so there is no specific standard that qualifies as therapeutic grade. The term is a trademarked term. However, it has become widely recognized as a standard that should be upheld by the essential oil industry to ensure consumers get the maximum benefits possible from the oils they purchase. We believe this is of the utmost importance in selecting which oils to offer at Ananda.
Should we have to define the term 'Therapeutic grade’, it would indicate essential oils that have been carefully distilled to retain the maximum number of constituents that have therapeutic effects. By this definition, we at Ananda are maximizing the potential for therapeutic efficacy by increasing the presence of chemical compounds that have been shown to have benefits to the body.