Davina focuses on purity, potency, and quality, rather than organic status. We understand that simply because an oil is organic, does not necessarily mean it has the highest quality, nor does it mean that an oil has the most therapeutic value. Actually, whether an oil is organic, has nothing to do with efficacy, quality, or potency. What actually affects essential oil quality are growing conditions such as soil quality, watering quantities and schedule, altitude, climate, and harvesting time. Healthy plants processed correctly make great essential oils (EOs).
In addition, because the EOs are grown & harvested all over the world, many of the countries either do not have organic certification standards, it is too prohibitive for many of the small growers to pay the exorbitant yearly fee an organic status requires, or sometimes the oils are just not available organically. Some essential oils, are not certified organic but are effectively organic because they are sustainably harvested in the wild and therefore are grown without pesticides or herbicides. With wild harvested material, organic status is not possible to achieve.
If the goal is to use oils therapeutically, then purity, potency and quality are more significant than organic status. Rigorous testing is the best way to ensure oils are free from chemicals, herbicides and pesticides. We encourage you to take a look at our PPQ page for more information about our testing procedures.