Unlocking Excellence | Essential Oil University Validates Edens Garden

by Charity Dykstra August 27, 2023

Unlocking Excellence | Essential Oil University Validates Edens Garden

In the world of aromatherapy, essential oil purity, quality and safety are paramount. That’s why we conduct rigorous testing on each batch of our single essential oil to ensure that every bottle delivers the very best. This commitment to quality extends beyond internal measures; we have forged a partnership with revered third-party essential oil quality labs for unbiased and comprehensive analysis. With over 175+ single essential oils offered at Edens Garden, the testing process is no small feat. However, we have the privilege of collaborating with Dr. Robert Pappas, the esteemed owner and founder of Essential Oil University, whose extensive experience and dedication to essential oils make him the perfect partner for this endeavor.

As the popularity of essential oils blossoms, so does the demand for quality essential oil testing. While there is now a plethora of lab options available, very few possess the decades-long knowledge and experience of working with essential oils. This is precisely why our partnership with Essential Oil University and Dr. Pappas was an easy choice. His remarkable history with essential oils, invaluable contributions to the field of aromatherapy, and the exceptional capabilities of his lab make us truly honored to have each of our essential oils personally tested by him. Read on for insights into how this partnership has elevated the excellence of aromatherapy at Edens Garden.

The Essence Of Quality Assurance

At Edens Garden, we partner with the finest farms and distilleries across the globe, renowned for producing top-quality essential oils. However, we go the extra mile by subjecting each of our oil batches to GC/MS testing. This additional layer of quality and purity assurance, coupled with our commitment to transparency, ensures that our customers receive only the best. In-house testing alone can be susceptible to bias, which is why it is recommended for essential oil companies to have their oils tested by third-party labs, like Essential Oil University.

Why Dr. Pappas? Dr. Pappas's passion for essential oil quality and purity has been instrumental in shaping the aromatherapy landscape as we know it today. His advocacy for essential oil quality and purity holds farmers, distillers, and essential oil companies to a higher standard. Through education, he has empowered consumers about the significance of product purity, the availability of pure essential oils has significantly increased. Dr. Pappas's meticulous approach to testing oils and his unwavering commitment to quality has greatly contributed to the excellence that Edens Garden strives for.

A Decade Of Dedication

Armed with a Ph.D. in chemistry, Dr. Pappas began his career in research and as a professor, including teaching one of the first-ever essential oil chemistry courses. He went on to test oils, create bestselling blend formulations, and work as a consultant for the largest essential oil companies in the world. 

In 1998, Dr. Pappas founded Essential Oil University (EOU) specializing in GC/MS analysis and reporting. Since the beginning, he has collected these reports in a database that he freely offers for others to view, use, and compare reports. Today, it is one of the largest chemical reference databases for essential oils in the world.[1]  

For nearly a decade, Dr. Pappas has taken his long standing expertise and partnered with Edens Garden in providing world-renowned essential oil quality and purity analysis. His enduring commitment to quality has helped us offer the best essential oils in the world. 

A Stamp Of Approval

What does Dr. Pappas think of Edens Garden? His expert opinion speaks for itself:

“For almost a decade, I have tested Edens Garden essential oils and can confirm they are among the highest quality on the market.” - Dr. Robert Pappas, Owner & Founder of Essential Oil University (EOU)

We are sincerely grateful for Dr. Pappas's high praise and remain dedicated to continually offering exceptional essential oils to our cherished EG community.

Transparent Excellence

Transparency, for us, isn’t just ideal; it’s the standard. Quality and purity testing ensures that your oils are the best available for natural wellness. It also means that they are safer to use than those that are only in-house tested or not tested at all. For example, some oils may be diluted or adulterated with fillers, synthetics, toxic chemicals, fragrances, and other impurities reducing their incredible benefits and making them unfit for topical use and diffusion. 

This is of the utmost importance to Edens Garden, which is why our oils are GC/MS tested and analyzed personally by Dr. Pappas. But we don’t stop there. Our oils are also rigorously tested using the following methods

  • Specific gravity
  • Refractive index
  • Organoleptic

With the help of Dr. Pappas’s testing and analysis, we’ve also been able to narrow down the very best sustainable farmers and essential oil distillers.

By offering each of our GC/MS tests with comments for you to view, the quality and purity of our oils come with transparency. We believe this should be the standard for every essential oil company, a principal we will steadfastly champion. 

Find More Goodness

The rise in popularity of essential oils for anxiety, headaches, sleep and more has diluted the market with bad quality oils containing harmful chemicals. In light of this, we appreciate Dr. Pappas’s passion for quality oils and his work to promote them. We are working hand-in-hand with him and his team to ensure we are doing our part in providing the very best. 

With Dr. Pappas and Essential Oil University’s seal of approval, your oils are guaranteed to be of the highest quality and purity available, making Edens Gardens oils among the best in the world. We encourage you to explore our extensive collection of over 250 varieties of essential oils and blends backed by Essential Oil University’s quality assurance. Discover the Edens Garden difference today. 


  1. Essential Oil Univeristy. https://essentialoils.org/
  2. Pappas, Robert B. Essential Oil University Founder and President. https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertpappas
  3. Ethical, Sustainable Sourcing and Production Assurance. https://www.edensgarden.com/pages/ethical-sustainable-sourcing-and-production

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February 28, 2024 at 9:15 am

Can’t wait to try your oils!

Robin Agredano

September 1, 2023 at 8:20 am

Congratulations!!! I’m so pleased to be a customer of this fine company. Your company possesses the following qualities that I so admire. Charity to worthwhile organizations, Honesty, Integrity, Affordability, and Quality.