USDA Certification

Today we had our annual USDA Certification inspection. While preparing for the inspection, I put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we receive from our customers. The certification process requires a lot of record keeping and attention to detail when we pour oils. Our preliminary exit interview with our inspector was all positive so we are happy that all our hard work this year has…

Stock Blends

Do you have favorite blends you mix over and over again for use in your diffuser or massage oil? Wouldn’t it be nice to just grab that blend and not have to drag out all of your oils each time? Stock blends are the perfect solution. To make my stock blends, I like to mix the oils in a 5-ml bottle with a Euro-dropper. Each bottle holds approximately 125-130 drops of essential oil. A typical di…

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…