Here's an open offer the naysayers should love:
Originally Posted by ExtractNinja
Originally Posted by F. Dupp
I do have an unopened bottle of TT Viscosity- Lot #18082419
I also have an opened bottle which I have never so much as put a syringe into. It is a larger bottle and doesnt appear to have a lot# on it.
Test it! For the love of god please test it! I can give you a list of great essential oil labs. Cost of testing ranges from $225 to $300.
If you cannot afford to test it, I could pay for the test and you send in the sample. As along as you agree to post the results here.
Let's do it!
I am willing to pay for up to 3 GC-MS lab tests of UNOPENED Viscosity sent in to labs by ICMAG members who have at least 100 posts and have been a member for at least 1 year. That's to make sure it's not TT sending in a fake sample. They will have to promise to post the results here.
I would appreciate a picture of the bottle, it's protective plastic cover in place, and lot number visible. I didn't do this to product my identity, and if the same concern is expressed I wouldn't require the pictures from others.
Here's a list of some labs to choose from, and this is not limited to the US. Feel free to choose a different lab as along as its legit, however, I would have final say:
* Essential Oil University
* Aromatic Plant Research Center
* Essential Oil Analysis Foundation
When communicating with the lab make sure to ask for a compositional analysis (to identify all chromatogram peaks). Mention Viscosity is suspected of having no teprenes, and instead containing mineral oil and some heavy, non-volatile substance. Make sure they can identify mineral oil. Make sure they look for squalene and its derivatives, the types of terpenes that the grape vine says is used in Viscosity (it hasn't been found in any of the tests I've had done thus far).