Announcing the Best Essential Oils Company

Confused about essential oils? What this blogger found out will surprise you. She tried to find out which essential oils company is best and found out some VERY interesting things about oils and the companies that sell them, including Young Living and doTERRA.
I used to think that essential oils were a scam, but I ended up finding out that they are a great resource for your natural medicine cabinet for issues such as headaches, ear infections, tummy aches, viruses and bacterial infections, and more.

But I eventually felt I needed to make sure that I was buying from the best essential oils company that I could reasonably afford.

I spent a ton of time calling companies, asking questions, sampling oils.  Literally, it was a ton.  And it was very exhausting.

I’ve learned a lot with all the time I’ve spent researching oils companies and I’ve covered a lot of what I learned here in this essential oils series, some of which I wrote while I was still trying to figure out which company I was going to be using and recommending.

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If you’ve missed any of the previous posts, here they are:

Which Essential Oils Company is Best?  Starting Out – Part 1

The Qualities of a Good Essential Oil – Part 2

Problems in the Essential Oils Industry – Part 3

A Close Up Look at Young Living and doTERRA – Part 4

Are Multi-Level Marketing Oils Worth It? – Part 5

Personal Attacks, Bias and Distillation Issues – Part 6

Now–for the big announcement you’ve been waiting for.  The company that I have decided to purchase our oils from and the one that I recommend to you as having the best essential oils for the money, with natural healing qualities and no additives or adulterating, and ethics about oil production that I am proud to represent.

(Disclaimer.  Just to be clear, I did not choose this company because I was able to become an affiliate for them, but I am one. I decided to work with them and then we made an arrangement where I could partner with them via my blog. If you make a purchase after clicking through to their site from mine, I will earn a commission, but your price remains that same.)

Confused about essential oils? What this blogger found out will surprise you. She tried to find out which essential oils company is best and found out some VERY interesting things about oils and the companies that sell them, including Young Living and doTERRA.

Native American Nutritionals/ Rocky Mountain Oils
Here’s How I Chose Them.

(Sorry for the big bold title.  I’ve had readers tell me that they couldn’t figure out what company I recommended so I am trying to make it more obvious.)

If you remember, I mentioned them in Part One of the series.   I said,

“Looks like they carry good products, but they are a bit expensive.  Their prices, for a number of oils, in fact, are almost identical to the MLMs in this group, Young Living and DoTerra.  And I don’t see any difference on the surface in the quality department.”

So, the fact that I ended up recommending them was really a surprise for me. I ended up talking with the owner for a few hours (at first….that turned into many hours in the upcoming month) and found that he really “knew his stuff.”  I also found out that there were a lot of differences between his company and many others in the industry. I asked him tons of questions during our first conversation (I guess you’re not surprised about that), and then more and more over the course of the next 10 months, while I investigated other companies as well.  (Wow–it’s been that long since I started writing this series…..)

I was intrigued by what he had to say about his company and the oils industry in general.

We had countless conversations from March 2012 – January 2013, during which I literally grilled him about his company and others to figure out which company I wanted to recommend–and if his, was in fact, good enough for my family–and for all of you.

I now can say that I feel very comfortable recommending this company to you and am now using their oils almost exclusively (I have a few bottles of other brands left over :)). I hope you check them out.  I would love to hear about your experience

Native American Nutritionals Review / Rocky Mountain Oils Review

1.  Experience

The owner, Paul Dean, has been in the oils industry since 1997, being first introduced to essential oils about 30 years ago.  He started his first full-time essential oils business in 1998.

2.  Purity

Quality Oilsall oils have been GC/MS tested.  Certificates are available upon request. More than that, almost all of the oils come from plants grown in remote locations where no pesticides, herbicides, or harmful chemicals are used and only natural fertilizers are used.

3.  Indigenous Plants

All oils come from plants grown in their indigenous locations (where they grow naturally).

4.  Oils from Small Farms

Almost all oils are sourced direct from small farms (many are from third-world countries).  He uses very few “essential oils experts,” who are basically middlemen between large farms and oils companies.  Mr. Dean contracts with locals in the countries from where he sources the oils, finds a quality farm, sets up a distiller, and extracts the oils.  The oils are then sent to Native American, then sent for testing, and bottled.  The only oils at NAN that are not from small farms are mainly the organic citrus oils.

5.  No Solvents

They use  no solvents for distillation except when necessary, as in the case of absolutes like vanilla and jasmine (since the cost of those essential oils is otherwise prohibitive.)  Update 2015: they now sell a vanilla extracted with CO2.

6.  Affordable Pricing

They have affordable prices (not as expensive as the multi-level marketing companies, but not “too good to be true” either.)

7.  Organic and/or Wild-Crafted

All of their oils are either: – organically certified – organically grown (grown with organic methods, but not certified) – wild-crafted The only conventional oils they sell are those for which the high cost of the organic oils is prohibitive (they can be four times the conventional price).

8.  Transparency

Details for oils are listed clearly on their site (including the Latin name, country of origin, and growing method) (Compare this with doTERRA that doesn’t list the country of origin for many of their oils, nor the growing method.)

9.  Reasonable Shipping Costs

I found the shipping costs with YL and doTERRA to be a little on the steep side.  I was told several times by customer service reps of one of the companies that it was due to businesses being charged more than residential customers.  T’hat didn’t make sense to me – business rates being more expensive than residential, when they have that kind of bulk shipping going on? So I called UPS and FedEx and was assured that this is not the case.  So I don’t know why their shipping is so high.  Maybe they are pocketing the extra?  I can’t see any other answer.

**UPDATE 2015:  Native American Nutritionals and Rocky Mountain Oils now both offer Free Shipping domestically in the U.S. and flat rate shipping internationally, with free shipping over a certain amount.**

10.  Common Sense Approach

Native American’s owner, Paul Dean, says it is fine to use their oils internally–with caution.   I like to use oils internally sometimes, but I don’t care for excessive use that way. One of my favorite parts about the oils at Native American is this:

11.  No Adulterating

Oils are not heated, mixed with anything else, or adulterated in any way.

The only exception is Bergamot, which they sell 2 versions of.  The FCF Bergamot is heated after the distillation to burn off the furocoumarin  since furcoumarin is photo-toxic.  Even Native American’s Eucalyptus Globulus isn’t heated to remove the heavy “herbier” smell.  Most oils companies heat their Eucalyptus Globulus to remove that herbier smell, but Mr. Dean thinks that the essential oil left alone is more therapeutic, and so he leaves them as God made them.


Basically, I think that the oils industry is like the food industry in this respect.

In the food industry, you can buy from large grocery stores and companies with things labelled “natural” and “whole grain,” or you can buy from a farmer you know and trust. I really think, as I’ve learned more about the “Big Ag” industry, that it is often better to buy from a “small guy” (small farmer or small essential oils company) whom you know well, than a “big guy” (big farm or big oils company or expert).

In this case, with Native American Nutritionals, you can know you are supporting someone who cares deeply about the farmers he works with and who works with them directly.  And you can support a lot of workers in third world countries as well (by the way, Native American pays them a decent wage for their country).

Native American Nutritionals also carries a wide range of other healthy living products that I think are a great addition to your family’s natural medicine cabinet. This is one thing that I didn’t address in other posts in this series.

For example, with doTERRA and Young Living, in order to get the best discounts on their oils as a rep, you need to order monthly over $100 of products (to get free products that essentially reduce your costs).  Do that every month and you end up with waaaay too much oils).

A lot of multi-level marketing oils reps end up ordering other things from the company like personal care products in order to get to that “minimum.”  However, I wasn’t thrilled with the ingredients in many of the other products offered.

Undesirable Ingredients in Other Products from Essential Oils Companies

With doTERRA and Young Living, for example:

– the doTERRA On Guard toothpaste has titanium dioxide in it, a metal which I would prefer to avoid due to heavy metal toxicity, and simply because it isn’t necessary.  It’s there just for color.  Overall it is supposed to be pretty benign, but why introduce it to your body unless needed?

Both companies’ skin care products had ingredients rated 3 and above on EWG’s Skin Deep rating system (I prefer to stick with ingredients rated 2, at the highest).  For the prices they are charging, I would prefer to buy organic and really pure products.

I don’t think all of EWG’s ratings are flawless, but I do pay attention when I see higher ratings there.  For example, phenoxyethanol is in a lot of doTERRA’s skin care products.  Here is an article on phenoxyethanol that gives me pause when considering using a skincare line that includes it in almost all of their products.

There was, in fact, one essential oils company whose oils I thought looked to be very high quality, but their personal care items were loaded with artificial chemicals and I really felt that Native American had an edge over them in that department. With Native American Nutritionals, you can buy MSM, natural toothpaste, supplements like Defense, and Ph Rescue and feel good about the ingredients used and the quality.

Also note, if you are used to Young Living or doTERRA oils, Native American Nutritionals has a listing of oil blends that are comparable to Young Living and doTERRA blends on their front page. Of course, if you’ve been following along with this series, you know that I think there are other good companies out there.  However, I do think that there are fewer “excellent” companies than I originally thought when I started all of this evaluating.

Rocky Mountain Oils and Native American Nutritionals

Just so you know, a number of my readers mentioned Rocky Mountain Oils as a company that they were happy with.  During the time that I have been talking to Paul Dean, Native American and Rocky Mountain were talking about merging and they are now working together, though not in a completely merged capacity.  They hope to join together to offer more quality customer service and educational offerings in the the future.  I look forward to learning more from them.

You might find that shopping with Rocky Mountain Oils is a bit easier than shopping at Native American Nutritionals.  They have fewer oils to choose from (for example, Native American Nutritionals has multiple kinds of several of their oils) for one thing.  Update: 9/15 This is changing as the companies move towards working together more and more.

Their oils are sourced the same, so just choose the company that you like.

As for all of the questions about 1st, 2nd and 3rd distillation questions, and the like (as we touched on in Personal Attacks, Bias, Distillation and Essential Oils), we’ll be addressing this more in future posts.  I hope to do an Essential Oils 101 Series during which we will address the basics of: – What Essential Oils Are and – How to Use Essential Oils Therapeutically – and More  Sounds great, huh?

I will also make sure we have a time in the future where we can have a time for you to interact with Paul Dean to ask about using oils for different medical conditions. You can also feel free to leave questions in the comments section about other oils companies if you like.

So….now that you have some more information about essential oils, you are likely eager to use them.

There are so many essential oils books on the market — so which one to choose?

Here’s one that I like a lot. The author has a huge assortment of recipes for all kinds of things, but she does not recommend internal use of oils, just so you know.

essential oils book

What are your thoughts?  Please share!

PLEASE NOTE – I have received a ton of inquiries asking me what I think about I think about other essential oils companies.  While I would love to check into all of them for you, I just can’t do that.  I recommend that you read this post on Essential Oils Testing and Quality and see if the brand you are interested in measures up.  I plan to write more about choosing an essential oils company in the near future so stay tuned.  


    Speak Your Mind


  1. I really enjoyed reading your articles and appreciated your extensive research! Thank you!

  2. I am looking at the do terra on guard toothpaste right now. Is does not say titanium. Whatever you called it. Can you tell me where you got that information?

  3. Thanks for your research! Information is real helpful and I signed up for your newsletter! Do you use essential oils in your practice or just for personal use?

    • Hi Kim. You are welcome and thanks for signing up! I don’t have a practice – I’m just a mom trying to take care of my family and sharing what I learn with others. But I hope to keep learning :).

  4. Thank you for all of your dedicated research! And a great read. I myself have been using doTerra and have found it useful. However, much like you, I wanted to look into essential oils and see which was the best. It makes me sad to see that people would say things like they did just to make themselves look better. I will definitely be looking into your recommendations. Thanks again!

  5. Janet Davis says:

    There’s a new EO company in town that is the ONLY one with CLINICAL GRADE oils, and the testing and validation to back it.

    You may consider Améo (part of Zija International ). I am a relative newbie to oils, but just the “smell test” comparison is completely obvious. I love that every single oil has a batch code on it- giving me access to the specific quality tests done on THAT batch.

    Your readers deserve your thoughts on Améo! Enjoy!


  6. Hello there Adrienne!
    FIrst, I want to thank you for your passion for EO’s and for all of the reasearch/time you have put into finding high quality oils. THANK YOU! After reading your articles I have not noticed anything on naturessunshine essential oils. Are you familiar with their oils? If you are, could you please share?
    I hope to hear back from you!


    • You are so welcome. I didn’t look extensively into them. Sorry about that. I am very confident in the company that I recommended, however. More to come!

      • Valerie Wright says:

        Just learning about EO through the Series The Truth About Cancer I have been watching on-line for past 9 days. I started exploring brands on line and found your amazing blog and was reading it well into the night. Would like to sign up for it. I am in Canada so now should explore the availability of brands you are talking about here.

        I have found a Canadian brand, Divine Essence ,but don’t know how it would compare (of course I don’t expect you to look into it). You are doing an extraordinary job.

  7. I was very interested in your article. I have a church friend that sells doterra and a daughter in law that buys young living oils. Iwant to know which is the best and the shipping cost is an eye opener So I appreciate the completeness of your article. I will be looking inti the two companies you recomend. Thank you for your hard work! It is very helpful!.

  8. First off I apologize if you e already addressed this in another post or comment but what are your thoughts on where to purchase carrier oils? I’m looking into beard oil, balms, etc..

  9. Did you “sample” any oils from Melaleuca Wellness Company?

    • Hi there. No, I didn’t. They just came on the market. I also am a little puzzled by their uses of artificial colors, artificial fragrances and acesulfame potassium in their products. Did you notice that?

      • Hi,
        Do you have any more information on melaleuca EO’s? I’m very new to EO’s and melaleuca are the only ones I have tried, but I am think of changing to NAN, because I would like to have the best therapeutic oil I can find.

        • Hi there. I don’t have information on their oils but I didn’t care for some of the ingredients in their other products — acesulfame potassium, artificial colors and artificial flavors. Seems odd to have those ingredients in household and personal care products and “foods” to me. What do you think about that?

  10. I have done my research and I decided to go with NAN. Now I’m wondering about the diffusers- do you recommend any or are they all about the same? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Laura. Their diffusers are really good. I have the AromaCloud Spa and the AromaCloud Home and they have a new one. I haven’t tried it yet but I hope to soon. They have a nice 1 year warranty. The Spa has an “on continually” function that I really like. Let me know if you have any more questions :).

  11. I am also new to the world of E. O. and have been looking around and talking to different people that have had different experiences. The only brand I have purchased is a starter kit from doTERRA and I only did that because I was supporting a co-worker that is in love with it and has become a rep. But I believer they are far too expensive, which is why I wanted a kit as opposed to 1 or 2 types that would run the same amount. I have heard so much about the Frankincense properties but didn’t want to pay nearly $70 just for that. So I got this kit. They really turn up the heat on the sales too. I am already fed up. I am not going to be a rep, I won’t even be buying from them again since I am finding equal to better quality at far more reasonable prices and I was just helping a gal out. But the texts keep coming day & night. This is the biggest turn off.

  12. What about diffusers? Do you have a favorite? Are they all about the same? Are there certain features/specifications to look for when purchasing one? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Jennifer, I love the ones that Rocky Mountain Oils and Native American Nutritionals carry. They have a good warranty. I like the Spa one as it has a “continuous on” function for diffusing all night and I am going to try the new one soon. Hope that helps!

  13. Thank you for the time and effort you put into this series. I found it helpful, as I’m just beginning this journey! I think you did an excellent job. :)

  14. I’m new to the world of EO (2 years) and am looking into which company or companies to buy from. I’ve been limited to Doterra (it is the one I started with). I am looking for the best quality, just like everyone else. Thank you for some very interesting and helpful blog posts. I especially liked the link to AromaWeb.

    I have a rare form of hereditary epilepsy (grandmal seizures, etc.), not sure who I inherited it from, but I passed it on to my children. It does not respond to any of the regular drugs, but Clary Sage (Slavia sclarea) has made a world of difference for us all. We put it on our wrists and the back of the neck morning and night. We still have to be careful of our diet and sleep, but we can lead normal lives.

    • Wow. I’m so glad you are doing better with Clary Sage. What a fabulous testimonial. What kind of diet helps and would that be the same for all epileptics? I so wish more people could hear what they can do naturally for this horrible disease.

      • Not sure for other epileptics (though it is worth a try), but we have left most sugars behind. The brain functions on glucose. A seizure is (in very simple terms) an electrical storm in the brain. Epileptics have lots of them and for a wide variety of reasons. When the brain is gearing up for a storm, it needs fuel, i.e. glucose. Cut that fuel line, and you are helping yourself. You might not avoid the storm, but it probably won’t be a category four hurricane. So, dates, honey, real maple syrup, agave nectar (the least refined), Black strap molasses, and a very little dark brown sugar are all the sugars we eat and only in great moderation (i.e. only on pancakes at breakfast, or in a recipe for bread, etc.). Even the fake sugars are a no-no. (splenda, aspartame, sucralose, fructose, dextrose, glucose, anything malted, etc., etc. etc.) We have become avid label readers!

        The other ingredient we have cut out is soy. NO soy oil, soy lecithin, soy protein, soy flour, etc. It is amazing the foods that contain soy. For example, few brand name herb teas are without it. Read the ingredient lists on everything!!! You will be amazed. We can feel the difference in our well being.

        We have gone to making a lot of staples from scratch: mayonnaise, salad dressings, bread, crackers, soups, etc.

        The combination of diet, exercise, proper rest, and clary sage has made a world of difference.

  15. jo pat ozambela says:

    Thank you for doing the leg work – I’ve been driving myself crazy trying to un-tease the essential oil knot..

  16. Adrienne: I also want to add my sincere THANK YOU for all your leg work and your post. Since my very recent breast cancer diagnosis, I’ve been scouring the Internet for hours a day looking for alternative healing. I recently watched THE TRUTH ABOUT CANCER documentary by Ty Bollinger where they discussed (among many other things) the benefits of Frankincense oil for BC so, of course, I wanted to find the best and purest. I am going to share this link on the Facebook page where gals are supporting one another and fighting their cancer with alternative therapies. There has been a flurry of activity and questions there about the best essential oil companies. When researching alternative therapies a person just gets so overwhelmed with all the information. So to have someone like you who already did the work — well — you have no idea how grateful I am! God bless — and thank you!

    • You are so welcome Karen! That series is really good, isn’t it? I’m so glad to have you hear and hope to hear from you again soon!

    • Valerie Wright says:

      I am very interested in the post from Karen. I also have breast cancer which I have been treating holistically for about a year. Would love to know more about the support group she has found. I am using a number of protocols and only now researching essential oils after watching the 2nd series of The Truth About Cancer.
      Most people I know are going the Western Medicine way and think I’m being very foolish. I am convinced I am not.

  17. I want to get into the Rocky Mountains oils but I need I need to know if its like the YL oils where you become a memeber or do you just buy them and thats it. I would like to have parties to sell the Rocky Mountain Oils.

    • Hello there. They do not have an in home money making opportunity like YL and doTERRA have. I personally didn’t find any of the Direct Sales oils companies to be acceptable to me. If you are interested in a good opportunity, I would encourage you to look at Ava Anderson. They are growing at 400% per year and are debt free and their products are fabulous:

  18. Thank you so very much for your well researched information you’ve shared on EO. I am going to go with Rocky Mtn Oils as i’ve heard from others about this. I’ve used the cheaper oils for years but have decided as I get the $$$ saved, will be buying the quality ones . Right now I have oils from NOW, Aura Cacia, and about 3 others.
    Thanks again and I will try to save this page to order through your site….thanks again….

  19. So, was the two reasons you chose RMO/NAN over YL the shipping costs, and the non-indeginous plants in some cases?

    • No, there were many reasons, but now that NAN / RMO’s shipping is free in the US it’s even better. One of the biggest reasons was transparency. I am able to get the questions answered that I need to have for my own knowledge and for my readers. Cost is also a big factor. There will be more information coming as there are big changes coming. Stay tuned.

      • Did you request to personally talk to Gary or Mary Young? Also, you stated that in some cases, the cost really wasn’t that much lower. Did you find something different since then? Taking into consideration it is an MLM, then the money recouped could easily off set that the cost savings. . Now I’m not trying to argue you down on this, I’m just trying to be realistic. I use and have other friends using YL. My biggest concern was integrity of products. In fact, I don’t mind spending more for integrity. I just want to know if there is anything you found lacking in integrity with YL. I know the information you found with Doterra and I’m not surprised, I researched them too. However, I just want to make sure you didn’t find a problem with YL (Essential Oils specifically, because I vary to other companies at times on my use for other products.)

        • Hi DeAnna. No, I didn’t talk directly to them and don’t think there is any way I could have. I never got to talk to executives of the big MLM companies. I haven’t found anything different since then. I think the cost differential is bigger now, actually, especially when taking into account the free shipping that NAN / RMO now offer. I was comparing the wholesale pricing of the MLMs to retail at NAN / RMO.

          I mentioned the chemical smell we perceived with Young Living. I personally am very confident in the integrity of the NAN / RMO products and will be sharing more about that in the near future. I can assure you that you can rest very confidently in their oils.

          A case in point on pricing. The wholesale price of Sacred Frankincense for YL is 89.75. With NAN / RMO it is $65 and they have 5% off now so it’s 61.75 with free shipping. That is more than a 31% price differential. Add the free shipping in there and you are saving a ton not going with YL. I hope that helps.

  20. I was introduced to essential oils by a doTERRA rep a little over a year ago and loved their oils but didn’t like the idea of the membership and the high prices. Your articles have been extremely educational for me (thank you!) and I ended up buying Rocky Mountain Oils last year.

    While the Rocky Mountain Oils are definitely good oils, I have the feeling that they are less potent than doTERRA oils. After using up the majority of my oils, I went back to the doTERRA rep to do a smell comparison by oil type and doTERRA oils won hands down as their smell was more intense and better.

    Do you have any thoughts on potency between different oils? If some oils are weaker than others, a cheaper price may not necessarily be the better deal.

    • Hi there and thanks for writing. I personally wouldn’t use a smell test as a test for purity necessarily. There are companies adding things in to make the smell more potent — ethyl vanillin is one such additive. Let me know your thoughts.

  21. I stumbled upon your posts as I was trying to do further research into YL vs. Eden’s Garden. A friend of mine recommended Native American so I’m probably going to start purchasing through them after reading your reviews. My question I guess I should I halt using the EG oils that I have already purchased? Is there a way I could find out what you didn’t like about them? It does concern me as I don’t want to put anything harmful on myself or my children.

    Thank you!

  22. Thanks for doing all the research. I had a lot of the same questions and concerns but did NOT have the time to do the in dept research you did to find the “winner”. So I’m bookmarking this page and happy to buy through your link as a “thanks” for all your effort and research!!!

  23. Thank you for research. It has come to me in a timely manner. I am a breast cancer survivor. My huge tumor was estrogen positive. I was chemically induced into menopause (age 48) by chemo. I am currently cancer free since 2009. The menopausal symptoms have been HORRIBLE! I’ve tried many supplements. A month ago, I started using YL Progessence Plus. It has helped but the COST! I’ve been praying for an affordable alternative. I just contacted Native American Nutritionals asking if they carried an essential oil blend that is comparable to Progessence Plus. I’m eagerly waiting for an answer. I don’t want to be involved in MLM. I just want a fair price and good quality oils that will make a difference. You’ve been a blessing, thank you, again.

    • Hi there. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. So glad to hear have been cancer free! I was talking w/ NAN and Rocky Mountain Oils about an option for you and they are going to be working on it. In the meantime, this is their suggestion.

      1) Vitex Berry, which supports menopausal symptoms – Blend of Vitex Berry is a very nice oil. We used to carry it neat, but wasn’t very popular.
      2) Feminine aid
      3) Finally, our progesterone cream

      If this is of interest to you please contact me at wholenewmom at gmail dot com for a 20% off coupon code :).

  24. Tammie Sarti says:

    Thank you so much for your research. I have been everywhere trying to figure out which to use. I have friends that are part of the companies you mentioned. Your unbiased opinion is the best.


  25. 258cinnamongirl says:

    Fantastic information. Thanks. So timely…I have several items in my Rocky Mountain shopping cart but still wasn’t sure if I should order from them. You have helped me decide!

  26. Adrienne, thank you so much for this blog. This is the second time that I am reading the full series start to finish. I am an EO geek. I have been using essential oils in my massage practice for 15 years, and now have gotten more serious about using them for myself and family. You did the research that I could not, and I found NAN because of you and LOVE them. In my area (CT), EVERYONE is selling DoTerra and although I like some of their oils I have been so hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. I never like doing what every one else is doing and decided to trust my instinct and give my business to smaller companies, mostly Mountain Rose Herbs.
    I just finished watching the series The truth about cancer and I thought I would contact Dr. Axe, who spoke a lot about healing cancer and other ailments with EO. I figured, he must know the deal about oil companies! I was given an email link to his “team” and I waited to hear back hoping he would recommend one of the smaller companies or give a list of a few he finds high quality. I got an email back from his rep saying the ONLY (they capitalized it) oils he will endorse are DoTerra. Deep sigh. Feeling deflated of course, that the alternative health industry is going the way of big business, but anyhow. Still going to stay true, I do like to put Frankincense (one drop) on my tongue before bed and find I sleep much better, so I wanted to make sure that you were still finding NAN to be that same high quality.
    Anyhow, next question is I am looking to take a course that explains the science and chemistry behind essential oils. Do you know of anyone that offers that. As a massage therapist, there are a lot of courses about what they do and blends and such, but I know all of that and have all the books. Looking for the real deal geek course.
    Again, thanks for all your hard work. This series was seriously awesome. Look forward to reading more of your work now that hopefully I can stop obsessing about oil companies!

  27. Hi there, just began looking into essential oils, but I want to use mine in a diffuser. Are all essential oils safe to use in a diffuser? Thank you for all your research! Saved me a bunch of time :)

  28. Very much enjoyed your articles and perspective as I am just beginning to look into this. Have you ever looked at Butterfly Express? A friend pointed me in their direction and I was impressed with what I saw. I’m awaiting my first order.

  29. I have read your blogs on EO’s repeatedly and I want to thank you for all your time and effort that you put into them. They have helped me in my journey and I now have a growing collection of oils from NAN/RMO. I love their Lavender and Lemon oil. Thank you!

    What do you think about the EO companies Organic Infushions and Mountain Rose Herbs?

    • So glad to hear it! I forget what I was thinking about OI. MRH is technically an herb company and not an oils company. I will be writing more about the new things in place at NAN and RMO, hopefully in the near future.

  30. Kate Porter says:

    I did not see any mention of Purify Skin Therapy essential oils. They are certified organic essential oils and that is something I would prefer to know that I am purchasing!

  31. Adrienne – Thank you so much for your time and efforts in sharing this information! It is greatly appreciated! I have just ordered 2 oils from RM (immune strength and migraine relief) and am looking forward to using them. Thanks again! Looking forward to reading your newsletter.

  32. I have been using Native American Nutritionals supplements (specifically Defense and Vit. C) for the past 2 years… Guess what, no one in our family gets sick anymore (meaning that I don’t have to take my 11, 6, and 3 yr olds to the doctor’s except for check up! Just started using their Ultimate Flora and have noticed a good change for myself (my body doesn’t feel as tired anymore).
    Thank you soo much for posting this a few years back!

  33. Hi Adrienne! I am a baby when it comes to essential oils—- a week to be exact! I just had surgery a month ago for my thyroid cancer which recurred, and after the cancer convention put together by Ty B. I have decided to look into using EO. I also want to start making lotion bars as gifts, and hopefully to sell later, so you can just imagine how blessed I feel to have come across your site and your articles! You’ve done the figuring out for me! !! Thank you for educating me tonight! I will stay in touch with you!!!!

  34. I am so very glad for this and plan to someday read all your posts entirely…..but I need a bit more TIME to do so than I have right now. LOL Anyway, I am with Doterra Oils. I (again) HATE MLM’s and refuse to sell them for DT. I only use them for me and family. They are too expensive for samples to friends even IMO. I also use Hopewell EO’s Company b/c they seem to have the same quality but the prices are often much lower due to overhead and also NO ONE needs to profit except them (unlike am MLM where too many have to profit). I’m currently taking DT’s suppliments as well and just can’t give opinion on them yet as the “jury” is still out. I do think that IF I stop them sometime, I will remove my membership b/c I usually have to spend around $150. a month to get the FREE oil/product and often wind up spending $200. a month ! YIKERS !!!
    DT does have some blends that I REALLY like as well and some of them even come in “pill” form which makes taking them MUCH easier. Anyway, thanks for this series. I need to check out the two you recommend now sometime and compare myself. Blessings !

  35. Your comment about Young Living and needing to send $100 a month to get the best price is completely incorrect. You are not bouND to Amy agreement to spend $100 per month to be a wholesale distributor. (Member) That there raises some questions of the integrity of the rest of this article.

    • Hi Melissa. I just called YL and got all the information.

      I just got off the phone w/ a YL rep and actually the situation is more difficult than when I was a rep. You need to order a 50 PV order (approx $60 including shipping and tax) to get their Essential Rewards, and then to get the freebies each month, you order either 190, 250, or 300 per month. That’s a lot of oils.

      I hope that clarifies and shows that I am not one to not have integrity with what I write. To the contrary, I would change this if need be for sure. Happy to dialogue more about it.

      • I am currently a “member” of YL but looking at other options. Yes, I agree that if you want to sign up for ER you have to have a minimum. But you may also just sign up as a regular member without doing ER. I will occasionally buy a blend from YL that I cannot find anywhere else comparably. I haven’t ordered in almost a year. I am still considered a member and can buy 1 bottle of their lowest priced oil and still get their member price. I think you might be slightly off in your above statement by not mentioning this. I do agree they are pricey and that is why I am continuing to look for other brands with a comparable quality.

  36. Thanks so much for your diligence! You saved me a lot of time, and I was about to make a decision choosing Rocky Mountain when I saw this post. Thanks for making it much easier to decide.

  37. Catherine says:

    Do you buy certain oil from NAN and others from Rocky? Do you prefer one over the other. You said they work together but they have two separate web sites. Thanks for any information SUPER newbie here.

    • Hi there. They have the same oils at both – Rocky Mountain has basically purchases NAN so there will be more news coming as they go further down that road. Feel free to ask away and I will do my best to help!

      • Do you know what would be their equivalent to doterra’s Deep Blue?

        As someone who is super new to EO can you recommend what to purchase first?

        • Hi there. They have a blend called True Blue – there’s a link on their home page to a comparison chart. It all depends on your needs. Have you looked at their kits? Sometimes that is a big help.

          Let me know if I can help further.

  38. Just wanted to say thanks so much for doing all the legwork! What a big project that turned into, thank you very much :) I also made sure to click through your link to the site to buy my first order, very excited.

  39. Do you still use the thieves oil and toothpaste?

  40. Hi I would like to know what you think of plant therapy’s oils. Thanx

  41. How do you become a sales rep for Native American Nutritions/Rocky Mountain Oils?

  42. THANK YOU! For your time, energy and money into the research of these products! Very

  43. I’m confused bc I don’t see on RMO or the NAN site where they list growing method or location. I really wanted to like these oils but I find it unclear which are organic and which aren’t. Some labels say they are and some say nothing. I ordered 5 different oils and I’ve found that they don’t last very long. Within an hour I can’t smell them on my skin at all.

    • Hi there. I’m on the site now – and they have that information listed. For example, under “Peppermint – India” it states in bold italics, “Mentha piperita – India – GRAS – Organically Grown”.

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you need anything else :).

  44. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your hard work and research! I found this series to be very helpful and will definitely be referring back to it again! I have recently been learning about the great benefits of essential oils, but was concerned about buying ones that were not as pure as they claimed. I’ll be looking into the companies you recommended for sure! Thank you again!

    • You are so welcome! I hope you enjoy the oils. I’ll be writing more about them in the near future. Take care and hope to see you around again. I know – it’s all crazy out there w/ all the companies and marketing!

  45. I’ve enjoyed reading the posts about your research. This has been very helpful and has answered many of the questions I had regarding which essential oil companies I might decide to trust with my health, and the health of family and friends as well. Thank you!

  46. Adrienne, I just want to offer my sincere gratitude for the wealth of knowledge that you shared through your journey to identify the best EO company. I am only now learning the benefits of EOs but your long hours and hard work have made the daunting task of selecting the company I will trust so much easier. Now I can move on to learning the healing properties and thankfully both NAN and RMO sites offer terrific information on this subject. I’ll be sure to sign up to receive your emails and look forward to learning more, best of luck to you!

  47. Wow I’m sure this was so much work to figure out. Thank you for saving me a ton of time! I have learned a lot reading your posts. :)

    • You are so welcome. I was totally exhausted when I was done. Hope you enjoy the oils if you try them. More information to come in the near future too…..

  48. I haven’t read all your stuff but skimmed through this one and noticed you choose this company Over YL. Does the seed to seal / no middle man not appeal to you? why would you pass on a company that does all their work themselves . no middle man therefore can Guarantee 100% purity. They own their own farms use no pesticide only their own oils as a pesticide therefore leaving it 100% organic all natural pure distilled oil . Did you look deep into this company ?
    Just wondering And surprised how you would choose a company like this over a more pure company

    • Hi there. I don’t think that NAN/RMO are less pure. I am very confident in their practices and how they insure quality. Are you asking if I looked deep into RMO and NAN or into Young Living? Thanks!

  49. KImberly Fernandez says:

    I have recently been very interested in the use of, healing properties, and overall quality of life that EO’s are used for. I feel very drawn to learning all I can and bring my knowledge to inspire and educate my family and friends. Thank you for all the research you’ve done, its like you did all the work for me! I am a former homeschooling mom and although I don’t with my youngest, (he’s in a great charter school), I normally would’ve exhausted myself in both time and financial resources trying to gain the best education on oils and their exporting companies. With all the info you’ve put into this blog, I definitely will check out NAN 1st.

  50. Hi.
    I am interested in discovering the best frankincense EO. Have you looked into Edenbotanicals who has what looks like a unique frankincense Sacra. It was harvested about 15 years ago. It is referred to as RARE -Sacra from Oman. Can you check the website and let me know what you think?
    Also, I was wondering if the First distillation principle you spoke about holds true for any EO. Thank you for your help.

    • Hi there. I really can’t evaluate other oils companies except sometimes in very limited ways. They change all the time and it would literally be a full time job. I am not an expert – just a mom who did some digging and found a company that I can really trust. I will say that the companies that I recommend offer the Sacred Frankincense at a very nice price. The first distill is only for a few oils – ylang ylang, possibly peppermint in a few cases, and one more — I think there is one more, but I can’t find it in my notes right now. In any case, I hope that helps.

  51. So glad that you discovered these oils. I’m an acupuncturist. I started off using Young Living oils. One of my patient told me about Rocky Mountain oils. I started to use them and found them to be compable to Young Living oils. I especially like that they have a lot of similar blend to Young Living and doTERRA. I used to work with the owner years ago. he put a link on my website to increase traffic to his site. I have a huge collection of oils and found them to be good quality.

  52. Hi…thanks for your blog. Every essential oil has chemical constituents that create the desired therapeutic effect. An essential oil company should provide a data sheet on the batch of oil it is selling that shows the level of those constituents. I hate the mlm structure of many EO companies and was a YL rep until I took a 18 month certification through RJ Buckle, a PhD biochemist. They had us use several brands in the course…Elizabeth Van Buren, Florial were a few. An essential oil company should have independent testing done on their oils including a soil test and be able to provide data sheets from that testing. If the eo does not make the cut, it should not be sold.

  53. corrine michniak says:

    Thank you so much for doing such excellent and comprehensive research. I’m also impressed by the professionalism with which you respond to critics. Everyone’s a critic these days and the relative anonymity of the internet makes the most cowardly brave. As a former homeschooler, Christian, with a child on the autism spectrum, we have much in commom. I realize that you’ve researched many companies. Did you happento research Plant Guru? I found them when i was looking for carrier oils and found a lot to like.

  54. I really enjoyed this series and appreciate the effort you put into research. I think it’s sad that people attack you when you clearly can show where you get your information and state when you don’t know an answer. I currently use Young Living and am happy with them. However, the small farm support from NAN has me interested and I will take a look into them. Thank you for taking your time to help our families out.

    • Thank you! Just so you know, I will be coming out w/ more about NAN / RMO. They have had to move away from some farms b/c they found out that they were being sold oils that weren’t up to par. I’ll be covering all of that in upcoming posts. Take care!

  55. Excellent! Thank you! I purchased NAN oils several years ago and still have a touch of Serenity left. Over the years I’ve purchased 1 bottle of Valor from YL and do like it, but was never motivated to purchase any more from them. I’m finding I’m back in the market for some oils and had a Raindrop Therapy session with YL oils recently. It was amazing, but I don’t think it was just because of the YL oils. Have you heard of any other essential oil therapies other than YL’s Raindrop Therapy?
    Thanks again!

  56. I very much appreciate all your research and learned a lot. I will certainly check into your recommendation.

  57. Thank you thank you thank you!!

    For all the time spent on your research and for sharing it with us. Much appreciated !

  58. What did you find out about Eden’s Garden. I couldn’t find any specifics in the article. I use them because it’s what I can afford and they do list where the plants are from, what part of the plant, how they are processed, shelf life, etc. They do not have reps- you just order direct online. I want to know because if they are worthless, I won’t waste any more money. As much as I love essential oils, I can’t spend my all of my family’s money on them. I have a friend that sells GoDesana- I think it’s the ex wife of the Young Living guy. Anyway, it’s all wildcrafted and organic and comes in blue bottles (better than brown) and it’s probably like liquid gold but too pricey for me!

  59. Thank you for the research you’ve done. I am from Canada and most of my friends are into DT or YL. I am typically not a fan of MLM and have been wondering what other quality options there are. Are the shipping costs to Canada exorbitant? Would they consider free shipping to Canada if the order is a certain amount? Thank you!

  60. Hi!

    Thank you so much for all of this info. Do you sell NAN oils yourself?

  61. You overlooked an excellent company that is ethical and travels the world in search of sustain-ably grown and harvested plant material for essential oils – Floracopeia. Check them out at They are located in Grass Valley, CA and are the only company I use.

  62. Thanks for doing all the research; exactly what I needed. I had planned to place next order with YL, but had a lot of questions and also technical problems (on my end). After all the info., I placed order with Native American N.

  63. Nice article but I’m still a little confused and will need more time to digest things but, I did want to know if the EOs from NAN/RMO are 1st distilled or complete?

    Thx in advance for your response.:-)

    • Hi there. The 1st distillation only has to do with a few oils. Ylang ylang, and occasionally peppermint. It’s complicated about peppermint – I hope to write more about it soon. I will be writing more about NAN / RMO in the near future. Their quality is quite good. Hope that helps.

  64. did you look at Thecompany Plant Therapy in Idaho?

  65. WOW….am I glad I found your blog. I was going crazy doing the same thing you did. Thanks for the short cut.
    All your concerns were mine as well. You seemed to have done a through job of determining a quality choice among all the confusion on the net. I appreciate your work and am so relieved not to have to do all this myself.

  66. Thank you so much for your research and posts. I have been wrestling with which company to buy from, and after doing my own research, I had just about settled on NAN. Your posts confirm what I thought I knew which is very reassuring!

  67. I can’t thank you enough for all your research! I’ve just started studying EO’s and like most seem to be, I was very confused about what company I should try next. I did try one cheaper company, but it didn’t seem to do what it was supposed to. I’ve read all your articles in this series as well as a number of other ones (including the comments!) When I see so many disparaging comments, it seems like school with all the bullying going around. :(

    I appreciate all you have done and I’m going to try your suggestion. I’m on a limited budget so won’t be able to get as many as I would like (even with the weekend sales!)

    I do have a question on the bottles. I know I read somewhere in your articles about companies that had bottles that emptied too quickly because the didn’t have an insert to prevent it. I’m finding in the comments on their website that there are complaints that oils are wasted because of pouring out too fast.

    Do you know if that has been changed? I hate to waste them!

    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

    • Hi there. Thanks for commenting. There will be sales so watch for them – they will be good :).

      There are inserts in all the bottles that I have had – I have never had that problem now had I heard about it – are you sure that was on my site? I assure you that if you have any problems they will take care of it and I can help too, if needed.

      Blessed Thanksgiving to you as well!

  68. Hello and thank you so much for all your hard work. I’m sure you invested tons of your time in your research. Last weeks I watched in a news a report about EO as therapy for kids with autism. I got a very intrigue and started searching for the best EOs Best brands and what specific oils are beneficial for kids with autism. Did you find in the process of your research some information related to autism and EO?? Thanks again .

  69. This is the 2nd time I’ve read this post, once alm0st a year ago when I was first considering EO’s. This time, I’m seriously into it, so to speak. Thank you for all the hard work you did to bring us this information. I was ordering from Organic Infusions, Inc. Did you research them as well? I’d be curious to know if you have, although I’m going to switch to Rocky Mountain Oils and Native American Nutritionals, thanks to your AWESOME post. :)

    God bless you!

  70. I really enjoyed reading your blog series on essential oils. I have a friend that is a Doterra rep and has been trying to talk me into using them. After some samples she sent I really do want to try oils but had some misgivings about Doterra and other MLMs beccause of my feelings on “pyramid scheme” like things. Flooding a market with a product means that eventually you will run out of prospective people and it seems like it would be a very difficult thing to make money at thought I’m sure people at the top do. I will say that I am glad to hear that you have worked with both Doterra and YL as well as your research on other companies. I do think a lot of the oils available in health food stores are adulterated because they give me a headache (I have multiple chemical sensitivities) and doterra does not. But it was very interesting to hear about the different processes of making them, and chemicals involved. I too am a critical thinker and try to thoroughly vet things that I get involved in because being moral and ethical in all things is extremely important to me. But this is really my long round about way of saying thanks! You’re a great writer.

    • Hi there. Thanks for commenting. I hear you on the MLMs, but actually they aren’t pyramid schemes unless they are taking money and giving nothing. They are Direct Sales – and as such, I think they can be a good model, but only if the products deliver as promise and aren’t way overpriced. How interesting about the headaches. What is interesting is that I saw a report about doTERRA’s peppermint having ethyl vanillin in it and being the same as a peppermint sold at a cheaper company.

      I really appreciate your kind words. Did you see the sale going on this weekend?

  71. My eyeballs are going to pop out, is there an oil for that? 😉 Wow! This has been such an eye opening experience! So much info and so many comments, I was hooked!

    #1 THANK YOU!!! There was obviously a ton of work put into this series! And you really do take the time to graciously reply to your comments. A+

    #2 I’m new to the EO world, but I’m 99% sure I’m going to go with the NAN company. I attended a doTerra meeting last night, and while the presentation was great, I was not impressed at all with the retail pricing or the “kit” pricing of the oils. I would like to I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist and would really like to incorporate the healing power of EO into my sessions. However, I’m not crazy about the MLM idea. They seemed to hungry for me to get become a rep. (aka wellness consultant)… And with all the legal issues they are having right now in the he said/she said battle with Young Living, it’s just a turn off for both companies too me. * I’m not knocking either companies oils, just the business side of things.

    #3 At the doTerra meeting we did a sniff test between that grocery store Aucia (whatever) brand and doTerra, there was an obvious difference in the two. I don’t doubt that Aucia Cara vs NAN would show NAN to be superior as well. So my advice fellow comment readers, is to stay clear of the grocery store version of EO’s. They don’t compare.

    Okay well, I just wanted to say thanks and let you know that I’ll use your link to check out the NAN and buy when I’m ready too. Thanks again! :)

  72. ivy lou says:

    Hi i just starting on essential oils, i was looking on which to buy came across many brand but wasnt sure which to buy from, anyway i saw a video of someone using essential oil and i saw they use young living so i decided to research the brand and i tpye in young living in google went on their site saw what they had to offer anyway whenicame out of their site i saw ur page and i read ur journey and blogs also the way you answer the questions given to u, some point i lost trust in u then the next i gain it back, im a person like u if i no something not be true no way will i say it is true, om jamaican and im going to try order the NAN brand u recommend i hope it work, wish companies would see if the sell their product pure and that it works good with no harmfully cheical they would make 10 times what they or make cause which it is real people all over the world wuill buy it, exp im jamaican and if that work for me and is of the best quality i can pass on the information to my whole jamaican family even my caribbean neighbours ass well

  73. You are soooo welcome. I don’t mind MLMs (I am in a few that are different than others that I found to be waaaay too pushy and making irrational claims, etc.) but I didn’t care for Young Living or doTERRA (as you can see). Hope to see you around again. More to come…did you subscribe to my blog updates? That way you won’t miss anything :).

  74. I’ve been reading your research and it’s saved me a lot of time! thank you. I have a really important the question about NAN/RMO’s claim to be organically grown, whose standards do they use to claim “organic” ? The U.S. or each individual country they source from or an international ????

  75. I am a massage therapist,too, and feel compelled to share with you that when I was researching doTerra (my sister is a rep), I found a couple of commentaries from aromatherapists who warned that if one is not a trained and/or licensed naturopath or aromatherapist, one might be setting themselves up to be sued by recommending that anyone take any EOs internally. Additionally, because EOs can be absorbed through the skin, one really needs to know what they are doing when recommending oils to be used either internally or externally, especially in the care of babies/children, or the elderly or ill. Being that I am not a trained/licensed naturopath or aromatherapist, recommending that someone take oils internally is definitely out of my “scope of practice” and would put me at risk of losing my massage license. Just food for thought.

  76. Adrienne,
    I’m so glad I found your site. Any chance you or anyone have more information on the use of essentials oils for pets. I’m going to put together a “pet emergency kit” and would like to have other input beside what I found on the “Young Living” sites. Any information is greatly appreciated. Also, any chance there is a list or anything you have what the different oils are good for and used for and how much should be used both for people and pets. Thanks so much.

  77. HI! This is the official statement from Native American Nutritionals and Rocky Mountain Oils:

    It is always best to consult with a vet when using essential oils on any animals, especially cats. The reason for consulting a medical professional is the vet will have more knowledge about the particular animal in question. Just like with humans, each individual animal will react differently to certain oils than another will. You want a consult to be safe so find a holistic vet who can help you. If not, find one that is open to natural healing methods.

  78. NEVER EVER use EO’s on cats!

  79. Please do not use oils on any pets w/out confirming first w/a vet. the info in the recommended book is wrong and you can kill your cat w/it. Also be aware that cats & dogs are not the same. Just because the vet said you could use something over the counter for your dog does not mean it is suitable for a cat. Cats have extremely sensitive systems. Thats why cats were often used for research at one time.

  80. Adrienne,
    Thanks so much for the information and examples. I really appreciated your hard work.

    Too funny about your comparison with the bunny and Rottweiler. I have 3 Rottweilers and I also have lost a few to cancer over the years. For a while now I have been researching options for all natural care inlcuding the essential oils for pets. I ordered “The Animal Desk Reference” by Melissa Shelton and I am expecting it today. Is there a book that you recommend that explaines the different essential oils and their uses for people?

    Thank you!

  81. Thank you so, so, so much for your extensive research. I have looked online many times to determine which EO company I would like to purchase from, specially since I have dogs, and I plan to use some on them. I really like that you were upfront about your affiliation with them. You did not make yourself appear to be an expert, you only provided the information you were given. I do not like companies that make you join so that you are forced to sell to others. I simply want EOs to enhance my health and my family’s health. I went to NAN’s website and they look like a reputable company. They even have oils that similar to YL and doTerra. Because I like to support small, honest companies. I decided that I would give NAN a try. Is there any way, I could get more information regarding EOs and animals?? If so, can you email me?

  82. I perform the Raindrop Technique on my cat using over 7 of YL oils. The oils are diluted of course and he has done very well. I also use an oil exclusive to Young living for fleas on my cat (undiluted) called Copaiba with success. Gentle enough it can be applied neat to a baby bird safely. I took the CARE Intensive courses and an Aromatherapy Certification course.

  83. There’s a book by Native american nutritionals that you might like – and there’s a book mentioned in my thieves giveaway if you search on my site. I have a few other books by Young Living and doTERRA but I don’t use any of them that much – I’m hoping to do a post on books when I can :).

  84. Are any of your books for sale????

  85. Christine says:

    Hi Adrienne. Have you done that post on reference books yet? I just found your site today.

  86. Hmmm…. the young living or doterra books you mean?

  87. Wow! I have been reading your posts all night! I am eager to try the beginner sampler from NAN. I have to say you have have been quite inspiring in your responses -especially in your kindness toward many who have been less than kind towards you. Hopefully they will gain some insight not only on oils, but on what it means to show basic kindness to others. After all I am certain Jesus’ number one rule is to do everything out of a motivation of love. Anyhow, I just wanted to thank you on all your work and generosity in sharing it with those of us who would like to learn more. I still like Eden’s Garden organic oils and use most of their other oils as well. They were the company that started my journey with oils. But I am interested in a larger organic selection and am interested in how they all compare. So Thank you again. I’ll be eager to keep an eyeball on your blogs! Very well done!

  88. Thanks so much! I appreciate it. I hope that you will sign up for my email feed or the newsletter – or both! Did you see the freebies you can get? Take care.

  89. Hi Adrienne!
    Thank you so much for putting all this time and effort into this post! I for one am very grateful!
    I am very new to EO world and didn’t like the idea of signing up with a MLM company and this gave me a place to end my research. I’m looking forward to diving in with this company!
    As a Christian myself, I believe if you want to avoid any business that partners or supports anything against the bible, you should turn yourself into an organic farmer with no technology or any modern conveniences 😉 Lol!! God will write His law on the hearts of His people!!
    I can’t wait for my birthday next month to get some blends!!
    I do have a couple questions,
    My hubby thinks most of the oils I have (NOW oils are what I was introduced to and what I have local right now) stink. He doesn’t believe in the healing properties of them either!
    Any suggestions!!

    Many, many, many, many Thanks!!

  90. Hi Tammy – did you see the sale that is going on right now? Sorry I am getting this to you late!

    I think they for sure work but there are often other things you need to use. Many many pharmaceuticals are made from plants or are made to mimic what plants do. I love the peppermint and lemongrass for tendon issues. And peppermint seems to really support my body when I have a headache. These oils for hair growth and rosemary and clove for adrenals. There is more but you can’t expect miracles all the time. But they do work.

    Hope that helps!

  91. Whoops – missed this. I will get back to you.

  92. I love NAN as well! Thanks for all of your research!

  93. You are so welcome!

  94. I really appreciate all the hard work you have put into your blog it has been so helpful in my journey to find an essential oil company and learn more about them in general. Lately I’ve been looking into have you heard anything about them? Thank you again for all of the time and effort you have put in!

  95. Sorry I didn’t look into them and am just swamped. Maybe read this post and see if you can get information. I hope to write more in the future.

  96. LionesArrisingMom says:

    Hi Adrienne,
    im a mom of 3 and i have done extensive research as well. My son who will be attending 3rd grade next year is Aspergers(high functioning autisum) and a very vocal adhd child. At times hes been on upwards of 9+ prescriptions. I was interested to see what Mr. Dean would have to suggest i try for my son. I know that autistic children have sometimes been known to have weak muscles and can also retain heavy metals. My Son has recently been tested deficient in several vitamins. I think the Medications hes on hinders him from receiving proper nutrients from foods as well as lessens his pallet of taste for the proper foods he needs.

    Thanks for your dedication and onward advice, resources, and constant feedback!
    Eager to take a closer look at NAN!

  97. Hi there. I have heard a number of testimonials (and have read some) about the Attention Assist oils blend on NAN / RMO’s sites. You might wish to poke around there. I bought Brainstorm for my boys. Just getting started using it. One of my friends alternates the two.

    Of course, this isn’t medical advice and I am not saying that oils can cure these things, but I do think that they can support your body so that it does the functions it should do.

  98. Hi Ivy. I am sorry that in something I said you lost your trust in me. Can I ask what that was? Perhaps I worded something the wrong way. Thanks.

    I so hope you like the oils. They are a solid company from all that I can tell.

  99. I am so sorry – I have been totally swamped. I mentioned that in my previous reply to you. I hope to get to it one of these days…….

  100. Adrienne, I first want to say how impressed I am with your resolve (& abundant patience!) with getting this invaluable information out to the rest of us! I’m just now getting to this tremendous bounty of knowledge which has been given by you obviously with sincere blessings…Thank You!

    I’m a total newbie when it comes to Essential Oils & only just last year even considered that there may be bogus oils & companies out there. I cannot explain my ignorance particularly since I usually turn every potential purchase into an all-out research project!

    Thanks to You I now know how to even assess a EO company for legitimacy & reliability, this is HUGE!

    (btw To all you sceptics out there, thank you! Your natural mistrust of others has actually cleared-up some very muddy waters!)

  101. Thanks so much, Michelle! I hope to get more into oils, etc. when I have time.

  102. So glad to hear that. Thanks! Is there something specific you would like to know? I can ask for you.

  103. Daisy B says:

    I emailed NAN regarding my question about using oils on my furry girls and they answered very quickly. It took them less than 24 hours :) Here’s what I got:

    “You definitely can use our essential oils on your dog but you need to be very careful which ones you do use. Not all oils can be used on or around dogs.

    A few essential oils to consider are Immune Strength, Arthritis Plus, Copaiba, Helichrysum italicum, Frankincense, or Lavender. The best thing you can do when introducing your dog to an essential oil is to put a drop in your hand and allow him or her to smell it. You will know immediately if he or she likes it or not by their behavior. If you are diffusing an oil or blend in a room and your dog refuses to come in, you know not to use that oil or blend around him or her. Or, if your dog wants to be in the room, you’ll know he or she likes it.

    You should research essential oils for dogs so you have an idea what oils you should and shouldn’t use. This online magazine has some great ideas that can help you. Most of the articles were written by a woman who is certified with Healing Touch for Animals and uses our essential oils in her practice:

    Other references you should look into are the following:

    The Animal Desk Reference: Essential Oils for Animals, by Melissa Shelton, DVM
    Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals: A Comprehensive Guide to the Use of Essential Oils & Hydrosols with Animals, by Kristen Leigh Bell.”

    Good luck!

    Thank you!

    Fast and very honest response :) I appreciate that they gave me references too.

  104. Yippee. So glad to hear that. Thanks!

    I will add that it is always best to consult with a vet when using essential oils on any animals, especially cats. The reason for consulting a medical professional is the vet will have more knowledge about the particular animal in question. Just like with humans, each individual animal will react differently to certain oils than another will. You want a consult to be safe so find a holistic vet who can help you. If not, find one that is open to natural healing methods.

  105. Vicky lee says:

    Hi there I did attempt to post a comment and seems like it failed xD well…I can’t see it here anyway.

    I have used the young living peppermint and haven’t found anything quite like it in the uk shops. I basically use it In my oil burner or to inhale when I’m getting ill. What do u recommend? I can’t source the NAN in uk >.>

    Much appreciated :)

  106. Hmmm…is there a reason you can’t get NAN in the UK?

  107. Please do not use EO’s in an oil burner. The heat breaks down the properties of the oils that you are trying to use. A diffuser is the best way. You can also put in a cotton ball and put it on the output vent of a humidifier. You can also just breathe it out of the bottle.

  108. I was purchasing doterra’s Lifelong Vitality Supplements, I am at a loss now what to use. Do you have a good recommendation. I would need something for an 8 yr old , 12 yr old and myself.

  109. Hello! I didn’t have the option to reply at the bottom of this discussion, so I just picked to “reply” from a random comment! LOL I thank you sooo very much for your research you have done. I was about to start my research last night on YL versus other companies and what companies offered oils that were food grade (ingestible). I use YL, but the prices are so expensive and they are out of everything I wanted to order at this current time. I have family who sells it, and I haven’t wanted to upset anyone. LOL However, I am very willing to give this company you have recommend a try! :) :) I do have a question as I am trying to place an order….I am wanting to order the Aligning (Valor), but I am confused on the blends that say “neat”. I understand that “neat” has more percentage of EO than the other, but which one compares most to the Valor from YL (“neat” or the non-neat, cheaper in price version? My YL Valor has Capric Triglyceride as its first ingredient and realize that is like a carrier oil. I definitely want the same affect from the Aligning that I get from Valor. I am so excited about the oil experience. I just started about a month ago and have been very, very pleased with the results!!!! I am excited! No wonder they used them in Biblical times for everything! Thanks again for all the research you have done. I want the very best for my family! :)

  110. HI there. Were you not able to just post a comment?

    I hope so…..

    You are very welcome!

    I am almost for sure that YL’s Valor has a carrier oil so it would be the “not neat” version. You could buy either and blend the NEAT Aligning w/ an oil of your choice. The carrier oil shouldn’t affect the outcome at all – it is meant to just make it easier to apply diluted or over a larger area. I hope that helps!

    Did you happen to see the new guide I just came out with?

  111. Well, my computer has been acting up, so no telling! 😉 Thanks for the info, and I will definitely read your new guide!

  112. do you know anything on raspberry and pomegranate as carrier oils- Dr Axe gives them as best SPF oils for sun deffence but I read somewhere that you can not make EO from them. Where is the truth?

  113. Thanks and see you around!

  114. I wasn’t able to comment either for some reason. I have been using Mountain Rose for my oils but they seem to cost much less than some other companies. How would you compare them to Native?

  115. Hmmm…a replacement for the whole set? I don’t know. I do think adding the tummy tamer isn’t important – you can take it w/ food and it shouldn’t upset the tummy I would think.

    Are you trying to replace all of it?

  116. Hi there. I’m sorry but I just can’t comment on oil companies now – but you can read this post to see if they measure up

    What I can say is the MRH told me first that they were not OK w/ internal use b/c they weren’t made in a food grade facility and then later they said that wasn’t the case. But I chose Native American before I heard that 2nd answer so I wasn’t comfortable w/ them. I have called once since but haven’t talked in detail about their sourcing so I am sticking w/ where I am for now. I would have to do a lot more investigating which I am open to but I am just swamped now.

    and I just came out w/ this guide to purchasing EOs that you might find interesting:

    Hope that helps :).

  117. It does help! Thanks so much.

  118. I have read the articles about choosing an essential oil supplier and, based on what I read, I have ordered from NAN. In the recent past, I have ordered from Young Living. I would like to know why there is a substantial price difference between what appears to be the same or similar product. A specific example: I purchased a 15ml bottle of Copaiba from YL for over $50. What appears to be the same 15ml bottle of Copaiba at NAN is approximately $17. Can you tell me a reason for the difference? I hate to say that spending more money makes a product better, but it causes me to wonder.

  119. Hi Lee. I think it all varies bottle by bottle, and I can ask NAN for sure to see what they have to say, but direct sales companies have extra costs built in to their pricing to pay for commissions and trips and bonuses, etc. One of the reps at one of the MLM essential oils companies told me that 40% of their pricing is to pay other reps.

  120. Hi, there, I have loved reading all these interesting comments!
    Quite useful information, I have been also researching the different oil companies for a few months,I started out with a few bought from the local market near me, I have also bought a few of the young living, My daughter got in on young living through a friend and swears there is nothing better, I do think they are wrong and brainwashed! I have recently had another friend introduce me to Tropical Traditions, they are imported from France, and they seam to be EXCEPTIONAL!! They always state where they were made in the other countries on their labels and only use low heat and are All Organic, I have fallen in love with these! Have you had any experience with this company or heard of them?

  121. Hi there. and thanks! I did look at them. I still went where I went. I am not able to go into details about other companies but I am still choosing NAN and RMO. You can check this post to see how they measure up:
    and I just came out w/ this guide:

    Thanks again :).

    Oh, I can’t say that the TT oils are adulterated and I won’t say that by any means, but in all of my talking to oils companies, France came up as being an “issue” regarding that. I heard over and over again that they export more lavender oil than they grow lavender. I couldn’t verify but I heard it over and over.

  122. HI this is not a reply to that but i am not blog savy….what does NAN mean with neat and just the name listed… i couldn’t find explanations on their website (like a legend)

  123. Hi Keli. Neat means that is the oil straight. If it’s not NEAT then it is blended with a carrier oil. It is often recommended to start using oils blended w/ a carrier until you know how you react to them. Of course, with “hot” oils (they can sting) it would be recommended almost all the time. You might be interested in this post:

    Hope that helps!

  124. Hi Amanda. Thanks for commenting. The official statement from NAN / RMO about animals is this:

    It is always best to consult with a vet when using essential oils on any animals, especially cats. The reason for consulting a medical professional is the vet will have more knowledge about the particular animal in question. Just like with humans, each individual animal will react differently to certain oils than another will. You want a consult to be safe so find a holistic vet who can help you. If not, find one that is open to natural healing methods.

  125. What about having a cat & using a diffuser? Is that safe?

  126. hi, I have two cats and they are like my husbands and mines children. I see that you said never use the oils on cats but what about using a defuser in the same room as the cats? My sister who sells YL oils said it would be fine to defuse some lavender in the evening but I’m worried about how they would react to breathing the oils in. Also if I apply oils to myself and then they want to cuddle…. Things like that. Would it be safe for me to topically use the oils or defuse the oils if the cats are near me or in the same room?

  127. Good afternoon Adrienne,

    Thank you sooo much for such a great research, I have been using DoTerra for couple of months but like you said I really don’t like the fact that they push too much for sale. However, I am planning to follow your recommendation and go with Native American Nutritionals. I was also wondering if you have any recommendations for me on where to buy EndoFlex essential oil for Thyroid problems? your opinion much appreciate it. Thanks a lot ?

  128. Hi there and thanks for writing. You are very welcome.

    NAN’s Lymph Detox would be comparable to EndoFlex.

    I hope you enjoy it.

  129. If he’s referring to merely exposing a cat to EO’s indirectly, say, by way of diffusing oils in the same room that a cat might wander into, then yeah I guess that’s okay. However, what you NEVER want to do is apply the oils directly onto a cats skin or fur… and certainly not allow them to ingest it directly. Cats are extremely sensitive to strong scents, and if you attempt to apply any EO onto their fur or skin you will immediately see the cat angrily trying to lick it off of themselves as they do not like for anything to overpower or mask their own natural scent! If you’ve ever been around cats for any length of time then you’ve probably noticed that they spend a considerable portion of their waking hours rubbing themselves on every object in sight. What they are doing here is “scenting” things around them via their scent glands, and they do this specifically to mark their territory. Cats are very territorial creatures, and so they must be able to scent things unimpeded in order for them to feel comfortable and at ease in their environment. EO’s would interfere with this instinctual feline habit considerably… beside it also being bad for their health in general. Hope that helps. =)

  130. Hi there. I’m chiming in for a sec – this is the official statement from NAN RMO on oils and pets:

    “it is always best to consult with a vet when using essential oils on any animals, especially cats. The reason for consulting a medical professional is the vet will have more knowledge about the particular animal in question. Just like with humans, each individual animal will react differently to certain oils than another will. You want a consult to be safe so find a holistic vet who can help you. If not, find one that is open to natural healing methods.”

  131. Of course, please don’t construe that as medical advice for your animal :).

  132. I guess if you are medically advising that someone do it you could get in trouble. But I am not doing that. It’s all murky, isn’t it?

  133. Exactly ! They are extremely concentrated , it doesn’t matter how pure they are!
    Our livers aren’t designed to filter and process essential oils. It can be toxic. Read
    The chemical analysis. The chemist recommends to not take the oils internally
    Because he knows how damaging it is to the liver and other organs.
    An essential oil is a man made form from the plant. It’s not the intended use
    For the plant.

  134. “take oils internally is definitely out of my “scope of practice””… instead take Flower Essence, they are the best in that regard.

  135. Awesome! Thank you!

  136. I am with Doterra but also feel VERY unqualified to give ppl health advice with oils and feel YL and DT both are a bit ??? in this way. I refuse to sell them nor give most advice to others about them I tell them to research themselves and find what is best for them.

  137. Hi Adrienne,

    Thank you for all of your hard work. I’m a YL user but you have given me much to think about. If you don’t mind, though, I would like to give my input on something. I know that you (understandably) were annoyed with Dr. Robert Pappas and felt compelled to put [sic] after every time he wrote something grammatically incorrect. To be true to the “unbiased” investigative reporter that you strive to be, you should also have put a [sic] in the owner of NAN’s reply when he incorrectly uses the possessive “your” in this statement:

    “So if your [sic] just diffusing 15 minutes a day, the cats will be just fine.”

    I know it’s minor but I would recommend you being consistent citing grammatical errors, whether you like the person or not, just to give your critics one fewer item of which to be critical! :)

  138. Hi there and thanks. I will try to watch this in the future. I think I maybe was paying more attention to things I was writing in a post rather than in comments – could that be the case? Thanks again.

  139. Hi Brenda,

    Here is the official stance on internal use of oils from NAN / RMO.

    “We recommend you consult with a professional before ingesting any essential oils. Consult a Medical Doctor, Naturopath, or clinically trained Aromatherapist who knows you and is aware of your medical history, as well as any medications you are on. With this information, the professional can tailor a regimen that works for your body. “

  140. Hi there. This is the response from the owner of NAN. I hope this helps :). I would personally think cuddling is like having a diffuser on but I am not certain about that.

    It is always best to consult with a vet when using essential oils on any animals, especially cats. The reason for consulting a medical professional is the vet will have more knowledge about the particular animal in question. Just like with humans, each individual animal will react differently to certain oils than another will. You want a consult to be safe so find a holistic vet who can help you. If not, find one that is open to natural healing methods.

  141. Hi, I have bought oils for my cat with breathing problems from Dr. Shelton. She is a veterinarian and sells Animal EO.

  142. penny hart says:

    I have used my diffuser with theive when i had a cold many times and other oils around my 2 cats for over a year and they are fine. Even got rid of cats sneezing

  143. Hi there. The official statement of RMO / NAN for oils and pets is this:

    “It is always best to consult with a vet when using essential oils on any animals, especially cats. The reason for consulting a medical professional is the vet will have more knowledge about the particular animal in question. Just like with humans, each individual animal will react differently to certain oils than another will. You want a consult to be safe so find a holistic vet who can help you. If not, find one that is open to natural healing methods.

  144. Thanks for your blog. I”m new to the EO business and your thoughtful and well researched information has been very valuable.

    One point I would like to make regarding Native American Nutritionals is the use of their name. While reading their website and after contacting them, I’ve surmised that what the owner has engaged in is an act of CULTURAL APPROPRIATION. While they may be a good business, have good quality oils, etc. I refuse to give them my business because the owner WHO IS NOT NATIVE AMERICAN has chosen to mislead his customers and the public by saying the business is owned by a Native American, and that he has learned to become a “shaman” and that “anyone can do it” (become a shaman). This is all absolutely absurd and is a theft of the culture of Indigenous peoples of the America’s. When I inquired by email, someone from the company finally told me that NO, the owner is in fact, NOT Native American. So why use this name? For profit that’s why. Why mislead people into thinking he IS Native American with some special sacred knowledge he is going to share with you if you buy his products? FOR PROFIT. That in my book, is unethical. So no matter how good this company may be in terms of their quality of essential oils, I will never purchase from them or promote them, and will tell every group, blog, etc. that I see, about the misinformation and theft the owner has engaged in. Yes, it is THEFT of culture. And we have had enough of it.

  145. Hi Ellyn. I hope this response from Native American Nutritionals help. Thanks for commenting:

    Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention. I appreciate your honest feedback and candid thoughts. Our Main concern is providing the highest quality essential oils as possible to the masses at an affordable price. During our journey as a company, we started as a supplier specifically to Native American Tribes who used our products for sacramental healing. We worked very closely with them to supply oils that met the strict standards they required, and they were grateful for our efforts. That was 15 years ago and since then, the culture has changed where Essential oils have become more mainstream for everyday families. During this time, the people we supply oils to has evolved and changed. While we still do sell to Native American Tribes, it has become a very small portion of our business.

    Our intention was never to take advantage of the Indigenous people, in fact we were supporting them. As the landscape of this industry has changed concerns such as the one you address have become more important for us to address and we truly recognize that. We have several announcements coming up soon to help deal with this concern.

  146. Colleen Williams says:

    Dear Ellyn,
    Native American Nutritionals….The name is highly misleading, and regardless of their business with “Native American Tribes”, it is unethical to use.
    I thank-you very much for bringing this to Adrienne’s attention, as well as the attention of others on her blog site.
    It is an important issue in the evaluation of any company she recommends. I intend to write to the company also, and will post this info on other sites to help educate others.

    Yes, the landscape has changed and if this company wants to continue to support native peoples and show respect for our culture the name needs to be changed. I would gladly do business with them at that point.

  147. Hi and sorry for the delay in responding. I’ve been inundated here. The company started by providing oils to the Native Americans and the owner was adopted in in order to be able to give medical advice. At least that is how I understand it. It wasn’t to take advantage of anyone. I hope that clears things up. Their customer base has changed a great deal and many changes are coming. I hope you will not give up on them — take care :)!

  148. Thank you so much for all of this research and information! I got a Young Living starter kit recently, which I think was a great deal for the money, but I have been annoyed at shipping costs for ordering any more oils a la carte and am excited to try NAN. However, I do have to say it’s a bit unfair to criticize any MLM for spending 40% of their take from sales on commissions and incentives for their consultants. Any business spends about that much on its “middlemen,” usually clearing about a 40-50% total profit. As someone actively building a MLM business (not an EO company) I appreciate that others are willing to see me as their “store” for my products. I love supporting other MLM owners as well, and much prefer to see my 30-40% go to WAHMs like me rather than to Target or Wal-Mart employees.

  149. Hi there. I don’t know that I was really criticizing — or just pointing it out. But I think it’s important for folks to know what is going on. Since this post I did more talking to others about MLMs and found out that it is probably true that some MLMs spend even more on advertising than non MLMs – if you see all the glossies, big trips, and such that some of these companies put out it is a pretty big deal. I of course don’t have any figures on it but when I see some of the MLM income I am pretty amazed at it. I am totally not anti-MLM. Just some structures and companies are better than others in different ways. Thanks for commenting :).

  150. So the Native American nutritionals are the best way to go over doterra and young living? Looking into getting some oils started and not sure where to begin. I want a starter kit but the NAN is sold out. I’m willing to wait if as you say it’s the best and most natural? Thanks for all your research on this!

  151. I personally think so. I left both companies for several reasons. I’ll check on the kit arrivals.

  152. Thanks for the quick response!

    I’m anxious to get started! Emailed the NAN company and they weren’t sure when they’d have more kits. They were hoping in the next week or so. If you know of anywhere else I can get them let me know. Thanks again for your help and research!

  153. Or are there oils you recommend to get started?

  154. Maybe you could get the oils you want most from the kit and buy individual oils?

  155. Oh – that is hard. Depends on what you are looking to do. I regularly use peppermint and lavender. Lemongrass for tendon stuff. Rosemary and now even Ravintsara for hair growth. Trying to think what else….let me know what you are thinking you are in need / want of and maybe I can help more. Thanks! Here is my hair growth oils post:

  156. I don’t even know where to begin because I don’t know what all the oils help with. I’m a newbie to it all and haven’t read much into it hence why I was thinking the starter kit was the way to go! I’d love something to help with: dry scalp, hair growth, headaches, fatigue, fertility, bloating, seasonal allergies, anxiety, stress, insomnia, foggy head. Just to name a few! 😉

    Thanks for your help!

  157. OK- so I’ll tell you my thoughts and of course this isn’t medical advice. Dry scalp – I don’t know. Hair growth I use rosemary, ylang, (need to buy that), peppermint and ravintsara . NAN / RMO have a nice hair growth blend that looks amazing. I have used peppermint to support my body when I have a headache, but those are rare. They have a good blend or 2 as well that you could consider. I diffused a DIY blend of their Tranquility the other week when I was feeling anxious.
    None of this is medical advice – just personal thoughts and examples of what I have done. I would personally look at the Ava Anderson lines of shampoos for your scalp:

  158. Hi there. I just got these oil recommendations from the company. Of course, this doesn’t imply that they can cure these conditions, but that they can support your body.

    Dry Scalp = Tea Tree is super famous for helping with this
    Hair Growth = Hair Support, we have had lots of people write us in telling us how it has helped their hair grow back. Here is one story:
    Headaches = Peppermint is famous for this
    Fatigue = Sports Pro, True Blue, Aligning will help with easing the fatigue. Calming, Energize, Geranium, Vetiver will help with preventing fatigue.
    Fertility = Rose is the #1 oil for this, and Geranium is second. Try blend of rose, rubbing it on your pelvis each night. People have claimed to be extremely fertile after a few weeks of doing this.
    Bloating = Ginger before meals will improve digestion. ultimate flora and ultimate enzymes (supplements) work wonders with improving digestion. I have personal experience with it.
    Allergies = Black Cumin is the most popular choice for this one. Also Ultimate Defense (supplement).
    Anxiety = Peace and Calming (personal fav), calming, tranquility all work well.
    Stress = basically the same as above
    Insomnia = Roman Chamomile is most popular, it is a natural sedative. Also Clary Sage.
    Foggy Head = Clarity, Citrus Oils, Peppermint, Tea Tree.

  159. I will look into those oils.

    Candida you’re saying look into as the possible issue of the others? Or look into an oil to help guy health, candida and adrenal issues?

    Thanks for all your answers. They’re helping so much! But also in
    Just starting to think a starter kit would be so easier since it’s all so very overwhelming!!

  160. I am saying that I wouldn’t depend only on oils for these conditions. They can support your body but I would be looking deeper into more options. For me, I have done the candida diet, a lot of gut work, and heavy metals work and now am using a heavy duty antioxidant. I am thinking I should write a post about my “must have” supplements. I was just thinking about this last night. I would do probiotics, digestive enzymes, HCl, selenium, Mg, and this antioxidant:

    Does that help? :).

  161. Yes thank you that does help!

    And yes you should do a post on that! And also one on the candida diet! I’ve heard bits and pieces about candida but just haven’t committed to trying the diet to see if that’s what my issues stem from. With the possibility of some type of unexplained infertility now I’m wondering if I need to look into it and committ!

    Thanks again for all your help! Placing an order today for my oils and hoping it comes with instructions!

  162. Search candida in the search bar. There are a few posts you should read. You’re very welcome. I will start working on the post.

  163. I was grazing through the discussions below after reading the blog post but after seeing your comment I felt compelled to reply. If you’re dealing with infertility and trying to become/stay pregnant, I really recommend you look into red raspberry leaf. Very effective and quick results, from what I’ve seen. :)

  164. Hi Penny. Just wanted to chime in to say that there are concerns when using the oils around cats, so I just wanted you and Amanda to know that and to exercise a lot of caution. Thanks :).

  165. They are not essential oils- a carrier oil is an oil you use to dilute an EO for ease of use. I have no experience with using them. You could use them as a carrier but there are properties each will have that you will need to consider in their use. I am trying to get more info. If I get it I will respond to you here.

  166. Here is some more info:

    Yeah, there is such a thing as pomegranate seed oil. Pomegranate seed oil is not technically an essential oil, it would be on the side of carrier oil. It is technically a vegetable oil (yeah even though it is a fruit). It is cold pressed from seeds. It would work very similarly to Cucumber Seed oil.

    So if we want to get technical, it is NOT an essential oil. But it is similar to floraha in that it is healing carrier oil, so it kind of sits between the two.

    I don’t like getting sucked up semantics, so while technically not an oil, for all practical purposes it fulfills the same goal and purpose that other essential oils do, so I would say it is good.

    That is from NAN / RMO. It seems like these are pretty rare.

  167. We have been using Attention Assist on my grandson who is in Kindergarten and his teacher can tell when “mommy” forgets to use it. That’s how awesome it is in helping his behavior.

  168. Thanks for sharing! I’m getting it very soon – look forward to it!

  169. Adrienne,
    Great work. Have followed your research from the start. Would be great to actually see Native American Nutriionals/Rocky Mountain Oil tested via GC/MS. Thru my experience as business owner, companies will never reveal bad test results. Maybe everyone can pitch in for independent test. Really like the narrative from those two companies.

  170. Thanks! They are going to have the tests available soon. They already do the testing. I’ll have more details on it soon – stay tuned!

  171. Adrienne,
    Sorry for double posting. In your research did you come across Mountain Rose Herb. I bring them up because they are usda organic certified and seem to meet your requirements. Their prices are in line with Native American Nutritionals. Thanks again

  172. Hi there. I only know that they aren’t an oils company, while NAN / RMO are and that is their speciality. I also love that NAN / RMO have free domestic shipping. Hope that helps.

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