Quality Control and Assurance
October 8, 2014
Quality control is of paramount importance when you are purchasing essential oils and the other raw materials required to manufacture aromatherapy products. WFMED is totally committed to supplying with only the very purest, therapeutically active essential oils and aromatherapy products. This quality control procedures of the very highest order at every stage of sourcing, manufacturing, and beyond.
Quality control involves processes, equipment and people. And with essential oils and natural products. Our quality control should begin at the earliest stage of production. We work closely with our main suppliers and manufacturers.
For about 20 years have been dedicated to building close working relationships with expert growers, distillers and suppliers around the world. Striving for excellence is what helped us earn our reputation, and enforcing a strict quality control system is what helps us maintain it.
Before purchase, every essential oil and natural products goes through a series of searching analytical procedures to ensure that the oil and product have not been adulterated, stretched or otherwise 'adjusted' in any way. To achieve this tests are conducted to measure the physical parameters of oils, check the odour profile, and if all is well go for GC/MS analysis.
Failure to meet any one of our demanding quality standards - at any stage - will result in an oil or raw material being firmly rejected.
After passing quality control, the raw material is purchased in bulk and the consignment is given a unique batch number and entered into the records of our raw materials database. Information recorded includes; the product name, product specification, its geographical origin, date of purchase and name of the producer or supplier. This means we are always able to trace every ingredient, of every product, right back to its source.
The same level of meticulous checks are enforced on every one of the raw materials we procure to ensure that our high standards are continually upheld. Compromising on quality is not an option at WFMED.
During the process of manufacturing our aromatherapy products, the same exacting standards are rigorously imposed at every stage in order to support full traceability, whilst showing compliance with all relevant legislation and regulations.
Products are filled using highly accurate computer-controlled measuring equipment in our 'clean-room' facilities. Visual inspections are made at several stages of filling to confirm that the correct volume of product is being delivered. Further random samples are taken and checked for accuracy prior to the labeling and processing phase.
Safety and quality are equally important for aromatherapy products, and we work hard to ensure that our products are suitable for the entire family. All products provide full instructions for use as well as safety guidelines.
Essential oil product labels provide the botanical name of the oil, its country of origin, instructions for use plus any contraindications that are applicable to the oil in the bottle. These are not just 'generic' instructions - everything is specifically related to the essential oil in the bottle.
We want to provide you with the best Customer Support possible, and therefore apply our same rigorous quality control procedures here too. Having 20 years experience we have developed a wide range of systems to deal with the speedy and efficient processing of all incoming and outgoing orders.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available online and for professional practitioners (where applicable), and can be obtained on request.