Why does my essential oil label now show extra ingredients?
Essential oils are complex compounds made up of a number of naturally occurring chemical constituents. Labelling regulations require some of these constituents to be listed in addition to the oil itself.
For example, Pure Eucalyptus oil is made up of a number of constituents including Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene and Linalool which we are required to list separately on the bottle label. These are shown, marked with an asterisk, as naturally occurring oil compounds. They are not extra ingredients added to the oil, but the constituent parts of the oil itself.