Definitions for "Adulteration"
The dishonest practice of intentionally increasing the quantity of an essential oil by adding synthetic chemicals, cheaper substitute oils, or fractions of other distilled products. Adulteration causes dilution of the original pure oil with a corresponding decrease in its quality or, worse, the addition of potentially toxic components. Inferior therapeutic benefit and/or fragrance results. The oil is rejected for production use since it does not meet industry standards for quality criteria.
the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another)
Due to the high cost of many Essential Oils, the practice of adulteration is tempting for some manufacturers as an effort to either reduce their prices or increase their profits. It is impossible for a 1/2 oz of Jasmine to cost less than $10 unless it has been adulterated or diluted in some way. Melissa is another commonly adulterated oil.
An unscrupulous practice, common in the eighteenth century, by which loose tea was bulked up with twigs and dried leaves to increase profits. The practice ended when John Horniman's pre-packaged teas became popular.
The act of adulterating; corruption, or debasement (esp. of food or drink) by foreign mixture.
deliberate contamination of foods with materials of low quality.
act or omission to act by which food becomes unfit for consumption under Food & Drug Administration regulations.
An adulterated state or product.
being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adultering
addition of other substances to milk which reduces the quality of the milk (e.g. water)