I have looked at and rated at many, many different brands of oils. Deciding on an oil company to purchase from so you can use quality EOs is a tiring process. There are so many companies out there and who has the time to look at and review all of them?
Finding a favorite brand out of the hundreds out there isn’t exactly fun. I’ve spent thousands of dollars and many hours with essential oils over the years. I am a graduate of Herbal Academy of New England’s Online Certificate Program (click here for more information on their wonderful program). And because I am passionate about essential oils and their health benefits, I am sharing my results with you.
Before we get to the list, you need to understand what factors I used to decide on my ratings. I know that certain opinions about essential oils can cause people to get upset at times. Therefore, I want to be very clear on why I prefer certain oils over others. Then you can understand why I came to my conclusions and decide for yourself.
I used three simple (but oh, so very important) factors to determine my ratings: reputation, purity/quality, and price.
The reality of life is that reputation matters. This is true for people, places, and things…including essential oil brands. When an essential oil company has solid reputation and track record, it allows for customers to know what they’re getting into. If an essential oil brand was founded yesterday, you’d be pretty wary about buying it (or at least you should be). This is because there are so many unknowns. Will the oils be quality? Will they be able to do what I’m looking for (such as help out with your asthma)?Will you get your products arrive on time? Will this company rip me off? The list goes on an on…And in order for that company to ever catch on, it has to build trust with their customers starting from scratch.
Here’s the thing: you want to make sure the company that you’re buying from has a great reputation and as been around for awhile. This (generally speaking) means that you’re not some type of guinea pig or first tester. You know what you’re getting into based off the company’s reputation. All the above is why reputation is included in my reviews.
This is the most important factor I used in my ratings. Essential oil quality is everything. If you’re using low-quality oils you bought at Walmart, then you’re probably better off not using any oils at all. Plants, processing, and handling/storage are three things you must look at to determine the quality of an EO.
Plants should be grown without harmful chemicals or pesticides. Poor soil conditions, extremely variable altitude, and not properly labeled plan types are signs of sub-par oil purity.
Processing should not negatively affect the oil’s natural properties. If the oils have not been properly processed or altered in any way, they can lose their power and basically be rendered useless.
Improper handling/storage of oils can cause them to become impure and lose their quality. When oils are exposed to light, heat, or oxygen chemical degradation can occur. This is especially true for oils that have been derived from citrus products. Oxidation can swiftly alter the chemical makeup of these oils.
Unfortunately, the United States does not have any standards for quality control. This is why reputation (see above) is so important.
There are some things that I simply won’t tolerate. And one such thing is overpriced oils. I know what goes into making your own oils. I still own a distiller. However, I’ve become so busy with life that I don’t have the time to do my own oils. But the point is that I know what goes into making essential oils. And because of this, I am very sensitive towards the price.
I want to make sure I’m not getting ripped off (or your either).
Here’s a quick video I put together that goes over my rating factors (in case you’re more of a visual learner):
Best Essential Oil Company: Mountain Rose Herbs
This is my favorite brand of essential oils I’ve ever used. They are quality and relatively inexpensive. I wrote up a whole review you can read:
Score: 9.5 out of 10.
Essential Oil Company Reviews: DoTERRA
They are extremely pure and popular. I’ve used lavender, peppermint and orange, so I contrasted each of them and the ones from doTERRA and without a doubt recognized a contrast. The doTERRA oils appeared stronger, sweeter, and had an all the more genuine fragrance, and even held simply a slight bit of shade. I likewise felt that possibly I could utilize short of what I typically would, as a result of the quality.
I made a glass with a few drops of peppermint oil, as I now and again accomplish for a miracle tummy, and the oil was much excessively solid. I needed to spill a large portion of it out and simply top it off with water. One drop would have been sufficient. They’re extravagant. I might want to have the capacity to purchase these oils, especially a percentage of the mixes that we adored, yet I do discover the expense a bit restrictive.
I’m accustomed to paying more like $5-$25 for every container (contingent upon which oil it is, costs change), yet these oils are more like $13-$50+. To make them competitive, you can join as a Wholesale Member, for $35 start up and $25 yearly expenses. You can then buy oils at altogether lower costs (no less than 25% lower), and also acquire focuses and rewards for what you do purchase.
Score: 8 out of 10.
Reputable Essential Oil Companies: Aura Cacia
This brand is one I experience the most in common nourishment stores, in the same way as Whole Foods. It’s achievable, not so much lavish, and appears to be nice quality. I do like their helichrysum mix since it can get costly somewhere else. It’s additionally a decent brand on the off chance that you need something on the fly and can hardly wait for it to come through mail. You can confidently use these quality products for yourself and family.
Score: 7.5 out of 10.