Labels and ethics



Our ethics are based on a set of moral rules from plantation to distillation via harvesting,
as well as transportation of final products to Switzerland by boat.
This is due to ecological reasons and the fact that essential oils are living products that need to acclimatise.

Another important point in Gedane's ethics deals with working conditions :

We know the issue of child labour which is still current in India and other countries despite strict measures from the government.
  • there is no child labour, children have to go to school.
  • salary standards as well as working hours must be respected.
Gedane has a high concept of quality and moral ethics.
All our products (raw material) come exclusively from India.
Indian plants grow there in different fields own by different farmers, at various altitudes, climates or hydrological levels.
Mature plants are hand-harvested.
Distillation is proceeded to continually in the country.



In view of the labels and controls mentioned below,
Gedane can certify that all products are 100% pure and natural as well as pesticide-free.

We even go beyond the requirements of traditional organic labels....we offer HYPERORGANIC, thanks to quality controls made on all our essential oils !
And this comes on top of the pureness of traditional and well-preserved organic fields where we grow our plants.

All our essential oils are microbiologically tested pesticide-free, as well as free of any other contamination.
These tests are made on raw material (plants, flowers...) before AND after distillation (in India and at the arrival in Switzerland by EPFL), which allows us to guarantee very high quality products. (quality assurance).
  • ISO
    Assurance qualité ISO 22'000: 2005, ISO/TS 22'002-1: 2009 certifiée par BSI, UK.
    FOOD safety system certification - FSSC 22000: 2010
    Essential oils, resinoids, natural food colours, fruits and vegetable extracts, spray dried/encapsulated products, organic products, nutraceutical products and natural antioxidants. 
    Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point : hazard analysis for food industry. Essential oils can be ingested as well as natural colours, base components of most food and drinks.
    INDOCERT is certification organisation established in India which works nationally and internationally. It is accredited by the National Accreditation Body (NAB) of Indian government as part of the National Programme for Organic Production in India (NPOP : National Program for Organic Production) and for the Commission of Regulations (ECC no 2092/91) and Regulation (EC) 1788/2001.
    On the other hand, INDOCERT is licensed in accordance with EN 45011/ISO 65 from Germany's DAP for farm production certification, harvesting wild plants and manufacturing organic farming products and cattle according to rules corresponding to Reg. (EC) No. 834/2007. 
  • FDA
    The Food Drug Administration : norms concerning food and cosmetics (pharmaceuticals) altered and sold in the USA or imported.
    Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives : joint commitee (FAO/OMS) of experts in food and agriculture additives.
  • EPFL
    Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Chromatography of Gedane essential oils.
Here are a few norms and qualifications that Gedane essential oils have to pass to arrive in Switzerland and in the rest of the world.
We are also bound to and in accordance with other international norms depending on the countries of exportation.

Labels and ethics

Essential Oils

Agatophylle Agatophylle leaves Ajowan Ajwain All-spice Allspice Angelica Arabian jasmine Archangel Balsam fir Basil (exotic) Bay laurel Bergamot Bigaradier feuilles Black Pepper Black pepper Black spruce Blue ginger Camphor cineol CT leaves 1,8-cineole (Madagascar) Cananga Cane Cardamom Cedar (Atlas) Celery Ceylan citronella Chamomile Chamomile (roman) Chamomile(roman) Cilanthro (leaves) Cinnamon Cinnamon (bark) Cinnamon (leaves) Cinnamon bark Cinnamon leaves Citronella Clove Clove bud Clove leaf Cochingrass Common sage Coriander Cumin Cupressus Curcuma Curry leaf Curry plant Curry tree Cuscusgrass Cypress Davana Dill East-indian Lemongrass Eucalyptus radiata Everlasting Exotic basil Fennel Fir Fir (Balsam) Fir (balsam) Flag Frankincense Frankincense (salai) Galanga Galangal Garden Angelica Garden dill Geranium Ginger Gingergrass Grapefruit Greater galanga Green Mandarin Green Pepper Green cardamom Green pepper Grey eucalyptus Helichrysum angustifolium Helichrysum italicum Holy basil Ilang-ilang Indian Basil Indian Frankincense Indian wintergreen Jamanatsi Jasmine Jasmine (arabian) Jasmine (royal) Jeera safed Jessamine Juniper berries Khus-khus Lavender Lemon Lemon (yellow) Lemongrass Limetta Macassar-oil plant Malabargrass Mandarin Mediterranean sweet lemon Mulilam Muskroot Myrrh Nard Nardin Narrow leaf eucalyptus Narrow leaved peppermint Norway pine Officinal lavender Officinal rosemary Orange Orange (sweet) Orange bergamot Orange peel Oranger amer feuilles Oregano Palmarosa Parsley Patchouli Pelargonium Pepper Peppermint Petitgrain Bigarade Pimento Pine Pine (Norway) Pomelo Ravensara Ravintsara Roman chamomile Rose geranium Rose pelargonium Rosemary Rosemary borneon Rosha grass Royal jasmine Sacred basil Sage Salai Frankincense Salvia Sambac Scotch pine Shaddock Spanish jasmine Spearmint Spearmint Spikenard Spruce Sweet cane Sweet celery Sweet fennel Sweet flag Sweet lemon Sweet lime Sweet limetta Sweet orange Tea tree Tea tree m.a. Thai galangal Thai ginger Thyme Thyme (thymol) Tropical Basil True lavender Tulsi Turmeric Turmeric (aromatica) Turmeric (longa) Valerian Vanilla Vetiver White Pepper White cumin White pepper Wild marjoram Wintergreen Yellow lemon Ylang-ylang Zanthoxylum