About the EOA Foundation

The Essential Oil Analysis Foundation is operated by Jenn Ingle, based on an idea first presented by Dr. Robert S. Pappas of Essential Oil University (EOU). His idea was to provide a vehicle for essential oil testing of companies that the public wants to see verified, but at no cost to the consumer; not an easy feat when the normal cost for competent essential oil testing can be hundreds of dollars per sample. The idea being that when there is an organization out there that can test oils and publicly display the results at any time, then companies will be less tempted to sell fake synthetic oils as 100% pure and natural essential oils.

Rather than raising money for testing through traditional fundraisers, crowdfunding or other means that have become tedious and even annoying to people, Dr. Pappas had an idea that it should be possible to raise money by selling donated oils from artisan distillers as well as analytical testing and research labs who accumulate sellable quantities of oil from their activities. The distillers will benefit from the free advertising that the EOA will give them by announcing their donations and the labs like EOU, who donate research products and retainer samples from analysis customers, will benefit from the foundation hiring them to do more testing. These donated products would then be sold by the foundation and the proceeds used to both run the foundation and pay for testing.

For example, the foundation received its first artisan distiller oil donation from a very high quality but very small producer in Australia and we already have pledges for more donations from distillers in Greece and Bosnia that we will be announcing soon. As for lab donations, EOU, one of the largest essential oil testing labs in the world, analyzes hundreds of essential oil samples a week, sent in from individuals, suppliers and distilleries from all over the world. The retainer samples from these oils usually sit on shelves accumulating for a year or more and then normally get thrown out when more space is needed.  To get an idea of how many samples EOU receives in a year for analysis CLICK HERE for a Facebook post with pictures. Rather than throw these samples away, Dr. Pappas made the proposal of combining the like samples of the good oils that were tested during the prior year, creating one large lot for each oil type that then gets retested and donated to the foundation for sale in small 5ml or 15ml bottles with the GC/MS results of the oils being sold always being released to the public. EOU also does consulting and pre-production scale distillations on various botanicals, many of which have not yet been brought to market, for various clients who supply the biomass to the EOU lab for testing oil yield and analytical profile. The generated oil from these products rarely gets used and EOU will be donating these oils as well to support the foundation, as they did with a special frankincense oil in a live video feed which started conversation for this entire project - click HERE to view the video. The EOAF will also be using Laboratoire Phytochemia in Canada for essential oil testing as well. 

Each time an order is placed with the EOA Foundation the consumer gets to put in a request regarding what company essential oil sample they would like to see tested. We cannot possibly test all of the oils that are requested, but take those requests into consideration. The results of the testing will then be displayed on the website and filed according to company name. The consumer can then always have a place to go to check on which companies are selling authentic oils and which ones are selling fake oils.