Kobashi's commitment to sourcing the purest oils
Kobashi go to enormous lengths to source the best quality oils and testing every batch to 1 part in a trillion for pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides etc....
If they find traces of chemicals they will not supply the oils.
Some of kobashi's suppliers crops are 'organically grown' which means the farms are ethical but maybe havent joined a certififying body, maybe due to time and monet constraints, and the fact it would inflate the price you pay.
Kobashi's 'naturally farmed' oils are also grown without using any chemicals, for example the Lavender is produced in the Alps.
'Sustainable wild grown' oils like frankincense and rosemary are harvested sensibly and sustainably. Plants grow back healthily or trees are topped for sap without harm to them.
The 'certified organic' oils like rosehip are certified at source in the country they originate from.
Kobashi state that organically grown does not always mean a superior crop, as the oils harvested may be tainted with weeds with unknown or harrmful qualities. This is another reason why kobashi stringently test their oils and reject anything that is'nt pure.
Certified organic doesnt always mean that a crop is 100% free of chemicals, they can use a certain number of products in accordance with the Soil Association's policies.
As part of their commitment, Kobashi even produce their own organically grown lavender, calendula and st johns wort on soil that has been certified by the soil association in Devon.
Relax in the knowledge that Kobashi is an ethical company whose philosophy sits well with my own, in a bid to produce a quality range of pure products at an affordable price.
We just wanted to clarify that cert. organic does not necessarily
mean it is better....
Being organically grown does not necessarily mean oil is superior, some potential problems are:
*Organic crops can be tainted with weeds that have unknown qualities.
*Over spray from non-organic farmers.
*Farmers trying to save their investment, livelihood and spraying as a last resort.
*Blatant opportunists who use symbols to increase the perceived quality and value, but still sprays.