Who is GEO Essential, LLC?
GEO stands for Genuine Essential Oils. To be genuine, an essential oil needs to be Pure, Natural, and Complete.
An essential oil that is pure has no other essential or vegetable oils added (unless disclosed on the label).
Essential oils are often "extended" by adding less expensive oils. This is an easy way to make final product less expensive, and less pure.
Always buy oils with a country of origin on the label. This helps you know you are getting a Pure Essential Oil.
No synthetic materials added. According to Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt, "French export data shows that 250 tons of so-called Fine Lavender are exported annually. The statistics of the association of Lavender growers in Volx show that less than 20 tons are in fact distilled." Artful mixing in of linalool and linalyl acetate [synthetics] with lavandins is responsible for the difference, he believes. For that reason, you should always check the GC to ensure that linalool and linalyl acetate combined, make up no more than 80% of the constituents, the level over which authentic lavender becomes reconstructed lavender (The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy. p. 86).
No decolorizing, recolorizing or deterpenization. In other words, nothing has been taken out. When an essential oil has been deterpenized, the oil becomes a more suitable ingredient for perfumes, as it is now clear, instead of cloudy. Deterpenization interferes with the natural balance of the oil, rendering it less therapeutic and perhaps possibly even hazardous. Deterpenized lemon oil with the monoterpene limonene taken out is "four or five times as irritant to the skin" (Price, Len and Shirley.Aromatherapy for Health Professionals. 4th ed. pp. 60, 113).