The Great Essential Oils Showdown ~ Which Essential Oils Company is Best? – Part 1

Wondering Which Company Has the Best Essential Oils? I was wondering the same thing after I first started using them. So many companies say that theirs are the best, so who are you to believe? Come find out what I learned when I started asking questions. Things got a little dicey, and you'll probably be surprised by my conclusion.

Essential oils are all the rage these days.  People say that they can do everything from being a natural ear infection remedy, to helping with weight loss, to healing eczema, and more.

Most of you tuned in for my recent posts on essential oils in which I talked about:

From all the comments and enthusiasm about this giveaway and the other posts, I can tell you are just as interested in learning about essential oils as I am.

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I think you could also tell by those posts that I am a skeptic at heart and pretty detailed when it comes to sorting through all the information out there to find out what really works.  One of my readers (a friend of mine) once called me an “investigative reporter” of sorts.  My husband says that I “second guess everything.”

Well, not everything :-).

In one sense, second guessing is a good thing.  I’ve saved our family a lot of money by avoiding problematic purchases.

But sometimes I can go overboard and spend waaaaay too much time analyzing a product or purchase.  (Kind of like driving all over town to save a few pennies.  Not smart, especially as I saw gas at $4.11/gallon coming home from church last night.  Deep sigh.)

With the essential oils issue, I tried not to be too analytical at first.  But then…..

You read in the Are Essential Oils a Scam? – A Skeptic Looks at Thieves Oil, how I held off trying really any oils at all for years before trying Thieves.

(Well, truth be told, I do have a few old bottles of essential oils in my linen closet.  One bottle each of orange, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, and rose oil, which I bought for topical use to brighten up my laundry [ended up never using it] and for my Homemade Decongestant Rub and Homemade Rose Water Spray [which I love, by the way].)

This time around, before buying the Thieves oil and signing up as a Young Living Distributor, I dug around a little, but not too much.  I asked about all the rumors surrounding Gary Young, the founder of Young Living and I also asked some questions about purity of their essential oils

I got some satisfactory answers and I figured that well, this stuff worked really well. And I was thrilled to have great resources in my natural health care arsenal.  I mean, who wants to put more toxins in your body if you don’t have to, right?

However, after my post on Young Living’s Thieves and the other oils (Wintergreen and Peppermint, etc.), a number of readers started asking me about other oil companies–if they were good enough, or not that great.  And so I started wondering.

At first, I thought, “This stuff (Young Living) works great, and I’m pretty worn out right now, so I am just going to leave this alone.”

But the “investigative reporter” in me just couldn’t leave. it. alone.

So I started poking around.

Today I’m sharing with you the beginning of my investigation.

There were some essential oils companies that I knew of, and some that a few readers recommended to me.

One of my readers was a doTERRA rep who said I really should check out their company to see how it measured up to Young Living.

Little did I know what lay ahead of me.

The world of essentials oils is big.  Very big.

It did start out quite small for me, however.  Just a small list of companies.  I started out looking into these companies, but the list quickly grew as the series went on and as more and more readers commented and as I went down more and more rabbit trails.  I think you will find the whole thing interesting and I hope you will learn a thing or two about essential oils and the companies that sell them.

Wondering Which Essential Oils Company is Best? What about the "Therapeutic Grade" claims the MLM oils companies make? Come find out all you ever wanted to know about oils companies and more!

The Competitors: 

(UPDATE:  A lot changed after I started this series. Please follow the links at the bottom of this post to see how interesting everything got  – you can hop on over to read Part 2 of “The Best Essential Oils” here. 

To start off, following are the essential oils companies that were “on my radar” and so I started with these, wondering if I should stick with Young Living or switch to another company to be my family’s “best essential oils company” of choice.

  • Heritage Oils
  • Native American Nutritionals
  • North American Herb and Spice
  • Mountain Rose Herbs
  • Aura Cacia
  • DoTerra
  • Young Living (the one being challenged)
  • and more.  Truth is, I called a TON of companies and read up on others.  These all included NOW oils, Butterfly Express, Spark Naturals, Edens Garden, and on and on.  My head really started to spin with all of the phone calls and notes I was taking, but I started with just the 7 listed above and went from there.

There are a TON of essential oils companies out there.  After writing this series I felt like I really opened a can of worms, but these are the companies that I started with.  Hang with me – it gets pretty interesting from here on out.

The Challenge:


A few readers mentioned this company in the comments section of my post on Are Essential Oils a Scam ~ A Skeptic Looks at Thieves Oil.  They said that their oils were very high quality and inexpensive.

Since high quality and inexpensive are right up my alley (but they typically don’t go together, right?),  I looked them up.

Problem #1.  No phone number. (UPDATE: A few readers have mentioned that they do have a phone number on their site. I did not take a screenshot of their site so I am not able to prove one way or another that there was or wasn’t a phone number on the site.  It’s possible that there was and that I missed it or that it was a long distance phone number and we didn’t have free long distance at the time so I didn’t want to pay to call (being the frugalista that I am :)).  In either case, I tried to contact them a different way.)

Oh well, I tried to contact them through their Contact Form.

Still – over two weeks later–no response.

THE VERDICT:  Since I couldn’t get a timely response, I decided not to go with this company.


  • I’ve had allergic reactions to a few oils and Young Living has promptly refunded my money over the phone.
  • I’ve also had 2 bottles of oil leaking on arrival and I’ve gotten replacements for them on the spot.

I LOVE good customer service and I am willing to pay extra for it.

Also, customer service aside, if a company is that hard to get a hold of, then I really don’t feel comfortable using their oils internally on mine or my children’s bodies.

UPDATE:  Several readers have commented that Heritage has great customer service and that I made unfair comments about them.  First, that they do indeed have a phone number on their site, and secondly that they have fabulous customer service.

First of all, I only reported what happened to me.  I contacted Heritage on 3/12/2012 and didn’t hear back from them until 5/22/12, well after the publication of this post. I have the emails in my inbox from them to prove it. I am sure you can understand that I felt that I didn’t receive good customer service. Linda, the owner, was very kind when she responded and said her response had been sitting in her draft folder.

Regarding them not having a phone number, I can only say that I didn’t notice one. It is possible that they put it up later. It is also possible that I didn’t notice it or that it was a toll call and I didn’t have free long distance at the time. I do not like paying for phone calls and really didn’t at the time of this posting.

I hope this clears everything up.


When I first contacted this company, I thought that their prices seemed a little high for a non MLM (multi-level marketing) company, but the more I talked to them the more interesting it all got.  

You’ll have to read more in the series to see what happened.

THE VERDICT:  Probable high quality with no apparent earnings opportunity.   Need to check into this company more.  


From all I could figure out, this is a great company.

Trouble is, all they make is oregano oil.

So if you just want oregano oil, then this is a good place to turn.

THE VERDICT:  Oregano is a pretty amazing oil, but I want more than just that in my natural healing arsenal.

4.  Mountain Rose Herbs

I like Mountain Rose Herbs’ mission and have a few bottles of their oils.  When I contacted them they told me that they did not recommend internal use of their oils as they were not produced in a food grade facility.  Much later (after this whole series was done) I contacted them again and they said that this was not the case.  I need to do more looking in to their sourcing, etc.

5.  Aura Cacia

Aura Cacia is adamant about not using their oils internally.

I personally have a number of Aura Cacia’s oils that I bought prior to really digging into oils.  I can’t say anything except for my personal experience which is that they don’t smell as potent as some of the other oils that I have.  I do like the company and I purchase from Frontier Co op regularly, but I’m not choosing to get my oils from them.   That being said, I think that they have a lot of great information about oils and their use.

Well, this is a long enough post already – thanks for sticking with me!

Onto the other competitors in the next post and see what happens!

Looking for more information on Essential Oils?

There are sooo many books out there.  I have a bunch, but this one, Advanced Aromatherapy, is in my shopping cart at Amazon now.  Comes very highly recommended.

It appears that this book does NOT recommend internal usage of oils, something which I personally think can be beneficial when done safely, so just keep that in mind.

Advanced Aromatherapy

The Rest of the Best Essential Oils Series:

– Best Essential Oils – What a Good Oils Company Should Have – Part 2
– Which Essential Oils Company is Best – Troubles with the Oils Industry – Part 3
– Young Living vs. doTERRA – Part 4
– Are Multi-Level Marketing Oils Worth It? – Part 5
– Distillation, Bias, Vomit and More Concerns – Part 6
Announcing “the Best” Essential Oils Company – Part 7***

or read this post on Essential Oils Testing which gives you the company I went with.  Some readers are having issues reading the last post so you can try here if need be.

**Finally, you can get my Report on Essential Oils, 10 Things You NEED to Know BEFORE You Buy for FREE by visiting here and signing up for my newsletter.**

What are your thoughts?
The information here is for entertainment purposes only. Please consult a medical professional before changing your diet, exercise program, or before trying any natural remedies.


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  1. I first came across your Essential Oils series about a year ago, when I knew nothing about eos but was ready to learn. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ended up rereading it as I’m doing various research. Thank you for sharing your research with others. Your posts have been invaluable to me.

  2. I was really excited to hear you compare DoTerra (because they DO recommend using their products internally) and Young Living since you and a few other blogs have mentioned this as a high quality brand. However, you did not mention either…pretty disappointed, sorry.

  3. I have been using essential oils for a number of years and I so appreciate your series regarding different oils. I first began using Aura Cacia as theywere less expensive. I have tried DoTerra and others that were just too expensive for me. I was curious if anyone has tried and what you thought about them? I tried their Best Friend blend and I really liked it. Thanks for your feedback.

  4. I’ve been reading your research on essential oils off & on the past several weeks, and you’ve been quite inspirational as I’m just starting out. And tenacious! Good for you and the way you’ve handled the nasties. Anyway, have you done any research on Plant Therapy? Thanks.

  5. Hi,
    Thanks so much for the great research you have done with finding the best essential oil company. I am currently ordering my oils from Native American and love them, however I am wondering if you ever did any follow up research on Mountain Rose Herbs. I have been looking around for a backup supplier when Native American is out of a specific oil I am looking to purchase. In looking over Mountain Rose site they seem too good to be true. They have a very large selection at a very good price. Do you have any input?


  6. I have discovered another company that you might want to research. They have been in business for 26 years and their oils are very high quality. As much as I love Native American Nutritionals/Rocky Mountain, I buy oils from the AMRITA company. I also still buy the others but Amrita has a bigger selection and has fast become my fav, Tara.

  7. Miranda Rutledge says:

    I am curious now, you pictured Doterra, You mentioned Doterra in the top and then left any other reference or review out? Wondering why and if you have comments about their oils & company?
    Thanks, Miranda

  8. Any reason why Plant Therapy is not on your list?

    They have a product that is as good as the company being challenged at
    a much much lower price,

    In my research I came up with them being right up there among the top few companies.

    can you please give me you input on them?

  9. What is your opinion on Lorianns essential oils.thank u very much

  10. I have a question is the writer of this article a consumer but not a certified Aromatherapist? If so, then this report could have been made real clear. What you need to look for and ask a company is a GC/MS report (Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Report. So far do-TERRA and Young Living do not. The next thing is to see the details about the oil and how it was extracted from the plant either the flower, seed, bark, resin or roots.

  11. Hi have you checked out Melaleuca’s new Pure line of EO? It would be interesting to see what you think.

  12. I have enjoyed your blog. I thank you for informing people on how inportant it is to use a good quality essential oil. The important thing is that people know there’s an alternative to what the drug companies offer , not to say medication don’t work, I will be the first one to tell someone there are some things you need to see a professional for. , but if you can find relief naturally you could be spending less money in the long run. all I can say is no matter the company, Essential oils work for myself . I can now with a clear consciece recommend both doterra and Y.L. sounds ike yours are good also The important thing is: PEOPLE TRYING THEM, AND USE THEM. THEY ARE AMAZING !!!

    • I agree for sure you need to try natural things whenever possible. I do think the company matters, however, as so many are putting things in the oils. Not good! Thanks and hope to see you around again!

  13. Thomas Francisco says:


    Hello I hope all is going well with you and your family.

    Just wanted to say I really appreciate this [dissertation-like] Response and criticism on Essential oil(s)

    I have been torn between Young-Living and Do-terra from the beginning, my Friends kept on tugging me to either or with No options [available]
    I really appreciate This lecture/note Series!!

    Have a Great fall Season

    Thomas samuel Francisco

  14. Sharron Hansen says:

    I have really enjoyed reading your articles. I have used the doterra breathe for several years and it has helped me tremendously but I’m always on the look out for something better and less expensive. Have you ever heard of Sun Essentials? Has anyone tried them? I am going to look into the “winner” but would like to know about this brand.

  15. One company that has the best essential oil that was not mention is melaleuca.

    • Hi Juan. I have been hearing more about them since they just came out w/ their oils line. May I ask what you think about their commitment to purity when they have ingredients like acesulfame potassium, artificial colors and artificial fragrances in their other products? Thanks!

  16. Why did you not mention DoTerra?

  17. BRENDA KEY says:

    Been with Young Living for 13 years and yes they are the top of the line. Used these oils interlal, on my skin and difuse so i know what wonderful things they have helped me accomplish. I will not use an oil that comes from thieves because no blessings come from them. When you copy Labels and paste on your oils thats wrong. The distilationprocess and the quality of the product you distil makes it quality. I have seen the process myself and its why i choose Young Living. I would never use oils that are wildcrafted and are bought from others companies and are rebottled and sold. Just saying if you want quality check it out from people that have checked them out for years and has used it for years. Young Living gives God the recognition for the best oils in America.

  18. Thank you for your very helpful information. You and I seem to think much alike.
    Have you investigated Nanda Oils? I have been using them for years and have been very pleased.

  19. Hi and thanks so much for your informative and eye opening article about the different companies. YL was really starting to drain my bank account and I just can’t get myself to subscribe to their marketing about being the absolute best and most pure source of oils. I see that you are an affiliate for NAN? I contacted them about more information about becoming an affiliate and I was told that no affiliate program exists at this time and that they would add me to a list should anything like that ever start.

  20. I have been reading your blog all month and there is so much good info here…thank you. I read someones post about the oils from so I bought a bunch while they were on discount to see how good they are.. I have been using their oils with my family and love the blend “Best Friend”. I use On-Guard from DoTerra daily and I have been comparing it to On-Guard and the only ingredient that is different is Better Essentials uses lemon and not orange oil. Anyone know if there is a difference as I do love both of these blends. I like the price of the Best Friend and if it is as good, I’ll keep buying. Here is the link to the Best Friend.

  21. Jenny Teo says:

    Hi there,
    I hope you could enlighten me. I was told by some one that uses YOUNG LIVING essential oil mentioned that the Eucalyptus Radiata is the only eucalyptus oil that can be used on young children, is this truth? I have been using essential oils for years and I have never heard about such cases. Hope you could share your view. Thank you.
    Best regards,
    Jenny Teo

    • Hi Jenny. This is the official statement from the companies that I recommend:

      Due to the high percentage of 1,8 Cineole constituent in Eucalytpus radiata and Eucalyptus globulus, we do not recommend use on children under the age of 5. Diffusing Eucalyptus citriodora is a safer alternative.

      This is from Rocky Mountain Oils and Native American Nutritionals. They are merging. Thanks and hope that helps!

  22. Hello _ i am interested in learning more about Essential Oils and the benefits of them. I want to start using and diffusing them. Can you please share your favorite brand and where to buy them. thanks so much!

  23. Thank you so much for doing all the work for me on Essential Oils. I read through your information, and now need to go back and really study it. I was at the point that I was going to start researching to see what I could learn, and you have done so much of it for me! And I will be borrowing your recommended book to see if it will become my “cookbook”!

  24. By far the best oils are Wisdom of the Earth. Not only are they pure (so pure) they also are produced -from planting to making-in ceremony and ritual, so the energetic quality is also very high. And because there is no multi-level marketing used in selling them, I think that also keeps the integrity of the product. Check them out! You will never use another essential oil again.

  25. I am new to EOS but my sister told me about Edens Garden site. I have bought quite a few from them and I diffuse them and have made many of my own body oil lotions…anti aging face serum etc.. My skin have never looked better. I made a body butter and gave to my husband who has terrible cracked skin on his heels and he said it has worked better than any of the prescription creams. I have called customer service and sometimes have to leave a message..they are in California…I am in Pa. They have called me back each time (2) I have called to ask questions..prices reasonable…nice gift sets.. I am happy with this company…

  26. Do you control the advertising content on your blog? There’s an ad for Gardasil. Do you promote that? Just curious.

  27. Tom Blumenthal says:

    Disappointed you have not yet reviewed “Wisdom Of The Earth” essential oils (which I have found to generally be the best, but pricey for many), out of Cornville, AZ or Nature’s Gift out of Tennessee. Always safe (used with common sense, of course, such as not putting them in eyes, ears or other body openings and sensitive areas (like male genitals)….I would recommend these companies first.

    • If I remember correctly, you had to sign up to get a catalog and I found it to be very confusing so I passed, knowing it would be very confusing for my readers too. Nature’s Gift has commented here and I have tried to talk to the owner but didn’t get responses.

  28. Thank you for your very thorough and honest series on essential oils. I’ve only just started looking into them, and your research and thoughts were very, very helpful. I bought the book you recommended at the end of the series, however it does not cover thyroid issues and the possible treatment with essential oils. Do you happen to know of a book or instruction that might cover thyroid issues? Or perhaps you already know that thyroid is something not able to be addressed or improved with essential oils? Thanks again!

    • You are so welcome! Well, thyroid is interesting. I have personally used a few things on and off. I used to rub clove and rosemary on my adrenals. And I made a DIY Thyroid Blend at one time. I don’t recall what was in it, however. I would personally search “thyroid” on the sites I mentioned and see what seems to be of help. I hope you’ve seen my posts on thyroid. It seems from what I have read that you can get support for your body when you have thyroid issues. Take care!

  29. Have you heard about this small biological essential oil producer in Corsica Vitalba, they were on national television because of their helichrysum.

  30. Great post. There is so much info out there and hard to cut through what’s real and what is makreting. Thanks for taking the time to research this and share with us!

  31. Hi! So I felt really secure in ordering from NAN based on your review as well as the reviews on their individual product offerings on their website, but then when it took a while to process my order and the tracking number for my package was wrong on their website, I did a little more research -something I probably should’ve done sooner- and saw several very unhappy reviews on their Facebook page. I see now that all the fantastic reviews on their website all date back to 2014, i can’t find a single one from 2015, and all the awful reviews on their Facebook page are very current. I’m wondering if there have been any changes in the quality of the oils and not quite understanding their relationship with Rocky Mountain.. as the package that arrived to me was from Rocky Mountain but nowhere in the process or ordering was in indicated to me that that would happen :/

    • Hi Cher,

      I’m sorry about this. I did look at NAN’s FB page and I see quite a few recent happy customers. There have only been improvement in quality and there will be more information coming. NAN and RMO are merging. I mentioned it in my posts, but more information is coming soon. I mentioned your concerns to the company and the VP would like to reach out to you. Could I give him your contact information, please? Thanks!

  32. Hi, I’m considering purchasing an organic Argan Oil from either Now Food Solution or Essential Depot. Which do you recommend? It’s difficult to find companies that sell pure Argan oil that is inexpensive, do you know of any reliable companies? Thanks!

    • I have no idea – sorry. I have heard good things about this oil – is this inexpensive enough for you? I have used their toner and don’t like it as well as the one I am using now, but I suspect they care about quality/ (that’s an affiliate link)

  33. jl sellers says:

    Interesting that you only put up names of rather diluted oils’s companies; perhaps that’s why you didn’t mention beYoung essential oils – Dana Young is brother to Gary Young, and while a big population is glued to Gary, you should really take a look at how diluted Young LIving oils actually are. You can compare BeYoung in terms of the actual count of the ratios of ppm.

    • I’m sorry but I don’t understand your comment. You are saying that all of the companies that I looked at, including the ones that I chose, are rather diluted? I completely disagree with you. I know about Dana and his company. I’m not sure what you mean by being able to compare their oils in terms of the actual count of the ratios. What ratios do you mean? I know that the EOBBD quality standard that Be Young states their oils meet is something that is used in Europe and I am pretty sure it’s put together by the medical community over there. In any case, there are all kind of certifications like doTERRA’s CPTG that they put together themselves. I am very happy w/ the companies that I chose and the extent to which they insure purity which I do think is beyond the EOBBD certification. Thanks. If you can give me more info on the ppm statement that you made I would be interested.

  34. I use Heritage/Hopewell Essential Oils exclusively. DoTerra and Young Living are almost 3 times as much as some of the oils from HEO. I have always gotten prompt responses from Linda and her staff, and her phone number has always been displayed on the site. It is not, however, toll free. I have given them my number before when my daughter was really sick, asking for advice on the usage of some oils, and they called me. I can say for sure that I use Plague Defense daily with great results and for only $15.75 for a 15 ml bottle compared to the $42.75 that I paid for DoTerra’s OnGuard which has the same oils. We have had great success with their Digestion Support (which completely eradicates my daughter’s daily car-sickness on the way to school), Lung Healing, Absolve, Varicose Vein, and more. I would recommend to any skeptic to give them another look. They are a family-run business and attend to every order themselves. I think I might have sent a followup email when my first one was not answered right away before I decided it was not worth the time, especially since the oils are great quality and much less expensive.

  35. richard rowland says:

    hi I am in Australia.. I was with YL for 12 years and switched over to do terra. I am not a business type person so it is only product I am interested in when I research. I do buy off little companies and also my neighbour distils lemon myrtle an up and coming oil in Australia.. each week i have a whole lemon with a blend of seasonal fruit and greens..this is don tolmans( the usa nutritionist fellow who visits our land with so much knowledge) answer to most challenges clean the tubes he says and its the lemon skin that does that..and there is essential oil in the the body is not foreign to essential oils it is the moderation of all things that one must feel into, and i say feel as we are all different in our healing journey. i too was moved by addrienes photo) clear energy..kind and caring… i also go by the energy of the oils with my dowser friend who is 3 rd generation dowser and checks land for energy lines , heals animals, so using this I find do terra oils energetically, with his help, the best overall, YL still has good oils they probably buy from the same large sellers from the oils country of origin, and that is important energy wise, the country of origin. every one knows there true home plants included. plant kingdom of spirits also.. i agree with one person saying EO effect your gut flora and also believe that they attack only the bad guys, so i use probiotics along the ingestation of the oils, oregano i do not ingest rub it on my knees to counter attack the bio film (bacteria/fungi bad guy) and was my hand later as the face will sting if touch with small amount of oregano. this could be reason of one persons blog on having itchy /sore eyes. biofilm..i also agree with the blogger who stated that the EO can be too strong with the liver…so when using EO the tip of a toothpick i use in food/yoghurt to test what my body can all the comments that share knowledge of how great the oils are for us just as the Egyptian peoples used with colour therapy years and years ago.. our indigenous people in Australia also distilled their oils also the popular one being the melaleuca.. last month a little firm in Byron bay brought out a rose melaleuca indigenous tree to our area…do terra emails i get are all about sharing what the oils do and how to cook with them , recipes for so many things..very positive.. my local dentistry uses doterra in great to have a EO hospital, my friend said if his invention comes off with hydrogen replacing petrol for cars he may acquire a building for researcher on stem cells mostly at the moment..

  36. Cristi Hinderer says:

    I have a question about the whole marketing of do terra. It is a Direct selling company, or a Marketing company. I want the cash. Not a % down the line that ends up only 2% . What ever happened to good old fashion sales. You sell the product , you make $. You don’t have to have so much PV a month etc etc. I did In-Home sells for years and the plan was not as complicated as this. Do You Make $

  37. Melissa says:

    My issue with doTerra is they are casually condoning the internal use of EO’s, not to mention some of the other lies they tell people. They have EO supplements, these people are taking these supplements every day not realizing the long term effects of taking EO’s internally. The liver can and will get Cirrhosis of the liver. But doTerra never mentions that! I am just starting my aromatherapy certification, do not take internally unless prescribed by an certified aromatherapy practitioner, and this is only case by case and temporary. The body can adequately absorb the oil through the bottom of the feet, and of course oils should ALWAYS be diluted (another lie doTerra tells, they say they don’t have to be diluted.) There is a reason that peppermint tea is less strong then peppermint oil. The body positively reacts to low doses of the herbal compound, when the body is exposed to too much, there are negative reactions! Cristi Hinderer, deTerra brain washes people into thinking they have their own oil business. But they don’t, they make a smaaallll % of what they sale. Everyone at doTerra wants to say yay you get 5% of what this person makes and 10% of what that person makes, or 2-7% of what that person makes. What about the other 85-98% of the profit. That goes to the people at the top,the big dogs. Yes, you can make money, but I decided not to sign with them because there have been reports made that their lavender and peppermint have synthetics and that the deep blue rub has chemicals, and they are affiliated with their so called third party testing. The way I see it, getting paid should never be THAT confusing. I have had the system explained to me by a consultant for 5 hours. It’s still confusing. What about just get 50% of what you sell, always. Easy. At the end of the day doTerra is shady and I don’t trust their brand nor their company.

  38. Cristi if you buy at wholesale prices and larger quantities.. 60 or 120 or 500 mls for example, you can put together small amounts like the 5 and 15 or 25 or blends with a variety of carrier oils and sell them directly .

    Also if buy samples for 2 or 3$ with a few drops to a couple of mls, you can put together 5ml blends for sale easily

  39. Kristie Boleski says:

    Take a look at Genesis Pure. Organic, wonderful nutritional products. 100% pure, USDA Certified Organic, pharmaceutical grade essential oils. The wonderful thing about this company is it is GROUND FLOOR opportunity in a 6 year old, debt free company that is now in 13 countries. Elite products. Food based nutrition. Bar none the best compensation plan I have ever seen in a direct sales company. It is the real deal. You have options for a buy in package. 100 points, or 200 points a month for autoship. I use more than that in organic sulfur, organic liquid vitamin, coral calcium (liquid), etc… for my family. Our essential oils are the icing on the cake!! They are amazing. If you are still interested in learning more, just reply to this post, and I can get you more information for you to evaluate the products. Have a wonderful day.

  40. Daniel Sheffield says:

    Folks who are serious about making money in essential oils are doing well without dealing with MLM. They buy a pound or a kilogram and their own bottles and they can double and even triple their money on 5 mL to 15 mL sizes. You can get your bottles as cheap as $0.17 but normally about $0.47 when we factor shipping. You can be as elaborate or as generic as you want on labels. More companies these days are providing GCMS docs.

  41. Hi Janet. I buy the 15 mls sometimes and do that myself – it works great :).

  42. Do you know where good oils can be purchased in 60 or 120 ml quantities? Neither NAN or RM sell larger than 15ml.

  43. I am sorry but I don’t know that. I think NAN and RMO used to sell larger quantities, but for me the savings isn’t quite enough =- I find the small bottles to be more convenient. What do you think?

  44. Can’t vouch 100% for sure but the looked good. Organic Pure Essential Oil Aromatherapy Blends | Organic Infusions

  45. Hi there. Sorry for not responding to this sooner – I’ve been swamped. I am sorry also, but I don’t allow my blog to be used for marketing purposes for other companies or reps. I don’t mean to be exclusive, but this is something I have worked very hard to build and although there might be a format in the future I don’t think it’s right for people to use my platform as an advertising method. I hope you can understand. Thank you.

  46. Tiferes Perluss says:

    Thank you so much for all your research. I feel so much more calm about my choice. I was considering joining Doterra today. It’s amazing to note that the companies that have white lies and neg energy are making people feel compelled to spend more then they should and are thus fighting while the two honest companies are more wholesome, enexpensive and joining. Where thier honestly there’s peace. I really am so excited at NAN
    My two questions are:
    1) we know that Nativa American is not a multi- level marketing. HOwever, I did read that you said that every time that someone joins NA you get a commision. How does that work if it’s not MLM. I’m only asking because you have been so beautifully honest and i’m sure there’s a way that works.
    2) I sAW SOMEONE ASK A question that i didn’t see a response to which is -is there a wholesale price for people who are healthcare practitioners?

  47. Tiferes Perluss says:

    so while i’m asking questions here’s some more. (I also like asking questions and getting to the truth of things so that’s why i’m eternally grateful to you) WHat i’m wondering is -if NAN is not MLM then why is it that it’s so expensive and almost compareable prices. I know you answered that but i didn’t really understand fully. If 40% of the money i’m spending is going to reps then the oil itself is not so expsensive , although i know some of it is more bc of it’s rarity. So some things in NAN are even more expensive then dottera like cinnamon in dottera is 23 and in NAN it’s 35. This is not the only example . Maybe it’s best to always compare prices of the different companies and get the less expensive one if that is something of concern to us.

  48. Hi there. Thanks for your comment.

    I don’t have anything to say about white lies – I just wasn’t getting the information I needed from the companies.

    As for your questions, I am an affiliate for NAN / RMO, just like I am for Amazon and for other companies. If someone buys through my link I can make a commission. MLMs make money from referring people so if I recruit another distributor then I make money from that person’s sales too – and it has to be a number of levels deep for it to qualify as an MLM.

    As for wholesale, the company is strict about whom they will sell to at those prices b/c they only will sell to legitimate businesses — not just someone who wants to save money on some oils, etc.

    I hope that helps :).

  49. Joe White says:

    Research more. {link to MLM account deleted by blog owner}
    Clinical grade oils, way past therapeutic

  50. Tiferes Perluss says:

    ok and one more question for now that i’m thinking about all. dottera has a nice website where i just type in a problem and it tells me a protocal. Does NAN have something simialar( so we don’t need to ask about every problem here). I like that the head of the company answered here. Where else will she answer questions?

  51. Hi there. I really appreciate your comment. The expense structure for an MLM vs a private company are different. I can give a lengthy explanation at some point but the MLMs pay a lot towards advertising. Anyhow, I think you might be mistaken. The wholesale price of doTERRA’s cinnamon bark is $21 for a 5 ml bottle. NAN’s cinnamon bark is $17.50 for a 5 ml bottle and only $35 for a 15 ml bottle. So clearly the NAN option is less expensive. If you have another one for me to look at I am happy to do so. Take care.

  52. Hi there. Sorry for the delay in responding. Here is the response from the company:

    We have a new feature coming to the new website called “collections” which will be similar and I am working at adding them to the search index so they show up during search (there are technical complications with adding it, it can be done but just not straightforward). So collections will be things like “First Aid”, “Headahces”, “Skin Care”, “diffusing oils”, etc and anything else we want to make. When you open up a collection, it will show all of the applicable oils on a dedicated page about that collection and why it was selected.

    So that will be similar :) we are working on lots of new ways to help people “discover” new oils and make the experience much better.

  53. Wow, I use doTerra and love them. Seems this blog is all about trashing any essential oils that aren’t what you like.

  54. Hi there. I am sorry you feel that way. That isn’t at all what I meant. I was told by a doTERRA rep that I could make about $8000 per month with their company and my blog’s traffic, but when I couldn’t get the answers I wanted and felt I needed, I started looking at other companies. It was a really hard decision to make. I am glad you found something that works for you. Hope that clarifies things.

  55. Wow. I never got the impression that you were out to trash other essential oil companies! I’m sorry that Sharon was offended by your posts. I appreciate all the time and effort you put forth to bring all this valuable information to those who are seeking it. You saved me so many hours, and because of some of your other posts and helpful information you have shared, I trust your comments. However, as in all things, we must weigh what we read and hear and judge for ourselves. I also use doTERRA and Young Living, but I have been ordering more and more from NAN and have been very pleased with their products and service.
    Thank you!

  56. Thanks so much for the encouragement. Much appreciated and no, I set out to figure out which way to go. Never thought I would have ended up where I did. Thanks again!

  57. Hi Joe. I am sorry but I would appreciate your not using my blog as a platform for promoting your Direct Sales business. Thank you.

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