Podcast: How the Isagenix No-Compromise Commitment Ensures the Quality of Essence

Podcast: How the Isagenix No-Compromise Commitment Ensures the Quality of Essence

Trainer: Sara Richter, M.S., Nutrition Education Manager


 

The Isagenix no-compromise commitment is what has drawn many to Isagenix since its inception. These long-standing quality assurance practices and rigorous testing standards ensure the purity and potency of each Essence by Isagenix Essential Oil product. Listen in as Nutrition Education Manager Sara Richter details each step of the quality process of Essence and why it is so important.

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The Eight No-Compromise Steps of Essence by Isagenix Essential Oils

Essence by Isagenix Essential Oil is backed by the Isagenix no-compromise commitment to quality and safety through a detailed, comprehensive quality and safety process.

Isagenix has created products based on a commitment to no-compromise quality since its inception. We have built our reputation on exceeding all standards commonly used in the nutraceutical industry, and our no-compromise standards place Isagenix in a category of its own. The introduction of Essence by Isagenix Essential Oil is familiar territory for the company, both in harnessing the power and benefits of botanicals and following no-compromise quality standards in creating and bringing our Customers the highest-quality essential oils possible.

Here’s an overview of how that process demonstrates how Essence is in full accordance with our no-compromise quality standards for purity, safety, and authenticity:

Step 1- Crop selection based on evidence that shows benefits

We partner with only carefully vetted and responsible suppliers that have 100+ years of combined experience in the growing, harvesting, and manufacturing of essential oils. Through these relationships and their practices, we have identified the most sought-after raw materials grown in precise agricultural and meteorological conditions around the world with unique properties that cannot be replicated elsewhere. Naturally occurring aromatic plants are selected based on evidence that shows benefits when they’re used in aromatherapy, paying special attention to the plant origin and the part of the plant from which oil is extracted.

Step 2- Meticulously executed extraction

The oils are extracted from the plants using steam distillation or cold pressing depending on the species and plant part. Steam distillation passes steam through the plant material to collect the essential oils, while cold pressing extracts the oils; by mechanically crushing the plant followed by separating the essential oil via centrifugal force.

Step 3- Expert organoleptic testing

The extracted oils are sent to Isagenix for organoleptic testing and approval, ensuring that the appearance, color, and fragrance are up to standards. If the oil is not up to the standards of our trained experts, the oil is rejected.

Step 4- ISO standards verification by third-party testing labs

Once approved, the oils are sent to industry-leading, third-party laboratories in both the U.S. and Canada to perform identification, purity, analytical, and microbiological testing. For Identification testing we use several test methods including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID). These tests detect all the components that make up the specific oil and ensure that each oil meets the high standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) — which validate the quality and purity of the oil. Additional tests to assess and ensure the quality and purity of the oil are performed on every lot prior to release include: refractive index, specific gravity, optical rotation, heavy metals for contaminants, microbial and organoleptic evaluations.

Step 5- Bottling in FDA-regulated facilities

The Isagenix Quality Control and Assurance team release the approved oils to be filled, bottled, and labeled at FDA-regulated food facilities that have been thoroughly vetted and have met our no- compromise quality standards.

Step 6- Microbiological testing by third-party labs

The essential oils are sampled and submitted to third-party laboratories for microbiological testing to ensure the oils are 100 percent pure and free of bacterial contaminants. An additional organoleptic test is performed to ensure quality.

Step 7- Isagenix Quality Assurance Review

Samples from each batch of Essence are shipped to Isagenix World Headquarters in Arizona for final evaluation by our Quality Assurance team. This round of testing consists of organoleptic (sensory), analytical, and documentation verifications prior to the oil’s arrival in our distribution centers.

Step 8- Safe delivery of no-compromise, shatter- and leak-proof packaged products

Finally, 100 percent pure, authentic, and no-compromise Essence by Isagenix Essential Oil products are packaged in shatter- and leak-proof packaging to ensure that the integrity and quality of each individual oil is safely delivered to your door!

For more information on Essence, check out the Toolkit.

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