Pure essential oils from wild-collected plants usually have a very high quality, as the plants have grown in their natural location. However, there are some companies that only have limited essential oils from wild-collected plants in their product range, which can be seen in the example of the Australian tea tree. Due to high demand, too much cutting has been done to the wild trees, putting the entire stock at risk.
The solution here is compatible crops – preferably based on controlled organic cultivation. Oils from Demeter and organic cultivation, due to species-appropriate and poison-free culture, are generally also very good, but still cannot set a generally valid quality standard. This is partly because the culture, the selection of the right seeds and especially the distillation is a real art, often passed from generation to generation. Nevertheless, biodynamic cultivation, like controlled organic cultivation, is an active contribution to environmental protection and a necessary investment in the future.