Welcome to the Gary Winchester in REAL Life podcast, I am your host Gary Winchester. This podcast is all about my life as a stay at home dad, Essential Ōil Guy and co-founder of Winchester Ōils.

This episode is sponsored by Winchester Ōils. We sell pure, safe and natural essential oils and essential oil products to help you with your health goals, concerns or issues. If you want to learn more visit Winchester Ōils dot com.

In this episode I will talk all about what essential oils are, the difference between blends and single oils (captain obvious will be my guest for this segment) and industry standards.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are aromatic compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, flowers and other parts of a plant. If you have ever smelled lavender or a rose then you have enjoyed the aromatic qualities of essential oils. They give plants their smell, protection and assist in pollination. Along with the benefits to the plants essential oils have been used in food, beauty treatments or products and in some health care practices.

In short, these aromatic compounds are small organic molecules that change quickly from a solid or liquid state to a gas at room temperature. This allows them to interact with the olfactory sensors in the nose. This is why they are widely used in aromatherapy.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. If you would like this information in written form visit Winchester oils dot com.

Again if you have any questions please contact us through email, oils at Winchester oils dot com, or text the word oils to 916-259-9906. You can also stop by Winchester oils dot com.

Singles Vs. Blends

Hello Captain Obvious! I am just kidding, but I thought I would state the obvious that the main difference. Single essential oils is exactly that, a single essential oil. A blend is exactly that, a blend of essential oils.

Now that the obvious is out of the way let’s dig a little deeper. A single essential oil comes from a s single type of plant. In some cases multiple species of that type of plant can be used to make the essential oil more potent. An essential oil blend is a blend of different types of plants to achieve a specific outcome. These essential oils are blended on purpose to serve a purpose.

If you would like some examples please follow Winchester Ōils online at Winchester Oils dot com. Then connect with them, well us, on social networks.


There truly is hardly any regulation or assurance that your essential oil is what it says it is, so the company we use and sell created their own standard called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade or CPTG for short or if you’re into acronyms.

The FDA has set a standard for the testing of essential oils but it is completely self regulated. Which allows companies to introduce fillers into their “100% Pure” essential oil that you buy off the shelf. In reality there is only 5% essential oil in the entire 10 ml bottle you just bought for $6.50. That means there is 95% of non essential oil in the bottle. It’s still bad if it’s 50% essential oil and 50% filler or what I like to call other stuff.

I call it other stuff because technically they don’t have to list it on the label if it meets the specified “pure” standard. On the other hand there are companies like the one we sell that set their own standard higher than the rest of the industry. Each company must complete 5 tests in house, but the company we sell does 8 total and some of those tests are with a non-biased third party tester. This is how they came up with CPTG or Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. That’s right, not only is it pure but it’s such high quality that it is considered therapeutic grade, meaning medicinal.

The CPTG label gives us confidence that we are buying the best.

Wrap Up/Conclusion

Let’s wrap this up in some bubble wrap for ya!

In this sponsored episode I talked about what essential oils are, the difference between a single oil and a blend of essential oils and CPTG. Say that three times fast! Great, now you won’t ever forget it!

Thank you!

First and foremost, thank you for listening. If you got any value out of this episode please share it. Sharing is caring!

Second, thank you Winchester Ōils for sponsoring this episode all about essential oils.

Join me next week as I talk about essential oils and the flu! Until next time stay healthy!