PCO Outstanding New Organic Processor Award

Pictured above: 2016 PCO (Pennsylvania Certified Organic) Award Winners with Russell Redding, PA Secretary of AgricultureJess and I had the privilege of attending the PCO (Pennsylvania Certified Organic) Annual Membership meeting during Farm Fest 2016. The highlight of our day was Jess receiving the PCO 2016 Outstanding New Organic Processor Award. We met the wonderful PCO staff members and ne…

USDA Organic Certification

We are over the moon excited to announce that after a very long process, we have obtained our USDA organic certification. WHY CERTIFIED ORGANIC?Essential oils are concentrations of a plant’s volatiles (small aromatic molecules that evaporate quickly), and when steam distilled or cold pressed, can also contain concentrations of various pesticides, herbicides, fungicides.. you get the idea. Our…

What does it mean to be a Certified Aromatherapist?

At Pompeii Organics, it means thatwe can KNOWLEDGEABLY HELP YOUwith your aromatherapy needsWe now have 3 Certified Aromatherapists at Pompeii Organics.Congratulations to Tyler and Kelley for becoming certified aromatherapists. They completed a 235 hour NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) approved program at Aromatic Wisdom Institute, which involved  learning the chemi…

Chamomile - German v. Roman

Confused by Chamomile? We carry two chamomiles; Roman and German. Both are from flowers that look similar, both are from the same family (Asteraceae), and both are often referred to as just 'chamomile'. THEY ARE VERY THERAPEUTICALLY DIFFERENT! Here is a simple chart to clear things up: German(Matricaria recutita) Best Used For:Pain, Inflammation, Swelling, Redness, Bug Bites (Itching), R…

Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) Essential Oil Profile

Want to “get BLENDING” with COOLING Lime essential oil? Who wouldn’t? It’s sharp citrus aroma smells like candy and resonates SUMMER TIME! Lime is… Emotionally upliftingCooling (helps with redness and swelling)Astringent (for oily skin, and fluid reduction – swelling)Cold/Flu Remedy (contains small % of oxides for respiratory relief)CHEMISTRYLime consists of almost 50% d-limonene, a smaller mol…

Ginger vs. Ginger CO2

Ginger vs. Ginger CO2Posted by Jessica Grill on April 30, 2014 We recently started carrying two Ginger essential oils and I bet you are wondering, "which should I keep in my aromatherapy kit?" Here are some distinctions between the two. The most important thing I would like to stress is...I don't consider one to be better than the other, they are…