Tiny Brown Glass Sample Bottle of doTerra Balance Oil: 20 ppm Cadmium (considered safe by all standards.)


Tiny Brown Glass Sample Bottle of doTerra Balance Oil: Non-Detect for Lead, 20 ppm Cadmium (test is of bottle, not contents)

Tiny bottle of doTerra Balance essential oil. Next to smallish tea-strainer to show size.


When tested with a high-precision XRF instrument, this tiny brown glass bottle (pictured here and below), was found to be negative for Lead but was positive for trace levels of Cadmium. The amount of Cadmium detected in the brown glass of this bottle is considered safe by all standards. To learn more about Cadmium toxicity, click here.

Please note: testing was done on the BROWN GLASS BOTTLE, not the contents.

For this bottle I did six sets of readings to confirm the results (on separate areas of the bottle); three were positive for trace Cadmium and three were negative for trace Cadmium.  With such a tiny trace amount of a toxicant bound in glass, it is not unusual for some samples to be positive and others to be negative.

Here is an example of each type of reading:

Reading One (120 seconds):

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (negative)
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (negative)
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (negative)
  • Cadmium (Cd): 20 +/- 5 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 4,846 +/- 129 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 12,700 +/- 400 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 2,404 +/- 100 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 18,500 +/- 500 ppm
  • Indium (In): 22 +/- 8 ppm

Reading Two (72 seconds):

  • Lead (Pb): Non-Detect (negative)
  • Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (negative)
  • Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (negative)
  • Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (negative)
  • Barium (Ba): 24,300 +/- 400 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 152 +/- 97 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 7,290 +/- 180 ppm

If you are new to this website and want to learn more about XRF testing, click here.

All test results that I report on this blog are accurate and replicable when using a high-precision XRF instrument designed for testing consumer goods. (Here’s more information about the specific instrument I use.)

Brown glass bottles are usually positive for trace levels of Lead, Cadmium or Arsenic – so I was not surprised to see these results. To see more brown glass I have tested, click here.

Note: while this is not a CPSC violation — nor any other kind of current product safety violation, that I am aware of — personally, I would prefer, as a matter of principle, that things that were designed and marketed specifically with the intention of imparting health benefits be completely Lead-free and Cadmium-free (and free of other toxicants, as well).

To see more essential oil related products I have tested, click here.

To see a list of more things I have tested click here: https://tamararubin.com/2018/01/index/

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts.

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

 Tiny Brown Glass Sample Bottle of doTerra Balance Oil: Non-Detect for Lead, 20 ppm Cadmium (test is of bottle, not contents) Tiny Brown Glass Sample Bottle of doTerra Balance Oil: Non-Detect for Lead, 20 ppm Cadmium (test is of bottle, not contents) Tiny Brown Glass Sample Bottle of doTerra Balance Oil: Non-Detect for Lead, 20 ppm Cadmium (test is of bottle, not contents)

 

 

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