10 Things You NEED TO KNOW About Essential Oils BEFORE You Buy

Wondering about essential oils? I sure was. Get this guide to buying the best essential oils from a mom blogger who dug deep into the industry to find out what's really going on. Fascinating information including some real debunking that saved me a ton of time and money.


Everyone is talking about essential oils these days.

People are claiming all kinds of things about them, that they…

– help you lose weight
– heal diseases
– remove harmful bacteria from your home
– can eliminate mold

and on and on.

I was a complete skeptic about whether essential oils really worked or not, but I ended up trying some and realized that they really work.

I guess I shouldn't have been too surprised–I mean, people used natural substances for years to treat many ailments.

So why wouldn't they still work today?

Anyhow, I signed up with a direct sales essential oils company and started using the oils for various things–mostly with success.

But I kept wondering…..

Was I really buying the best essential oils?

Were the oils I had really pure?

I was spending a bunch of money on them–did I HAVE to spend that much?

What about all the other companies out there that said their essential oils were also pure and “therapeutic grade”?

I didn't what to think.

I started reading a lot and asking a bunch of questions–to the point that my head spun.  But I learned a lot.

I'm not an expert for sure, but I do know a lot more than I knew when I started on this journey, and I love sharing what I learn.

Just like you–I don't like throwing money away when I can get something cheaper that's just as good–or better.

I want to know the truth.

Before you spend any more of your money on essential oils, read this FREE REPORT – 10 Things You NEED to Know About Essential Oils Before You Buy.

It will help you understand the essential oils industry better than you did before, and you will know what questions to ask BEFORE you buy.

Simply sign up in the space BELOW to get your FREE copy and to get my newsletter including healthy living deals.

You can also read my series on “Which Essential Oils Company is Best?” or jump ahead to the final post of the series here but this report gives you more information about how to look at the essential oils industry with discerning eyes.

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~ Adrienne


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  1. Charina Mae says:

    Hi I’ve been using essential oils on a diffuser, for better sleep and relaxation. What I didn’t know is that, is my essential oil pure? I am living here in japan, and I am looking for an essential oil that is not very expensive. I have been offered by my friend Doterra but for me it is really expensive, and now I have been hearing Young Living from my friends in the Philippines. So I did some research and came up with your article. I also came up with a company NOW FOODS Essential oil and I’ve read some reviews, it looks ok and the price is not that expensive. They have ORGANIC products which shows on their label. And I want to try it. It’s also very convenient for me because they have apps on iphone and in English.

  2. Interested in EO and found your blog. Thank you for your work. So easy to read and just what I was looking for.

  3. sara hignight says:

    I’m trying to learn

  4. New at EO’s, thank you very much for your hard work and sharing your info. Your a blessing!

  5. Hi Adrienne,
    Thanks for your blog, I find them very informative. Thanks especially for your generosity to share your researches and experiments .

    Wishing you continue success and, God Bless


    • God bless you as well. Thanks for reading and for your kind words.

      • Amber Garner says:

        Hey! Thanks for all of your hard work and information. I just wanted to clarify. You recommend RMO? Correct?
        Or Neal’s Yard Remedies? All of the links I clicked directed me to NYR, but from the readings it appeared that you yourself use and recommend RMO? I am very skeptical & “nervous” about getting unsafe/unpure EO so wanted to double check.

        • Hello Amber. I went w/ RMO when I was trying to find a company to order my oils through. At the time they were called Native American Nutritionals. I looked at NYR but they didn’t have many oils at all so I didn’t think they were a valid option as I really wanted a one stop shop. Later, I was with Ava Anderson for personal care (this is a very very long story, one that maybe I should write a post about). They ended up having a ton of issues of inaccurate labels (some were egregious) and products came back from a lab with problems and they closed their company and rebranded as Pure Haven Essentials. I wasn’t getting the answers that I needed and felt there were too many inaccuracies so I left and looked for another option. I looked at direct sales and non direct sales.

          I ended up w/ NYR. The just in the past month added more oils to their selection. I trust them and their quality but I am still recommending the other one.

          Oh my – I just realized that there is a bad link in that document. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. Are you referring to the one that reads “Native American Nutritionals” in the download? There shouldn’t be any links to NYR in that. I will send you an email as well – thanks for bringing this up!!

  6. Theresa L Busche says:

    I am a yl rep but just to get a discount. I branched off to Liberty Natural. Have you heard of them? I like I can choose what amount I can buy. (As not to waste) we use lots of lemon. I’m interested in RMO now.. thanks for sharing

  7. I love reading your reports. I have heard not so nice things about the founder of doTERRA as well as not so nice things about young. I guess it is all about what side of the fence you are on….. lol. I’m glad you just present the facts. I am a young living member. I don’t push to sell I just tell people my experiences. If they want to try it I help out. I agree that YL leaves a lot to be desired on the education end. Lately there has been tons of publicity for doTERRA. Thanks for all your research and reports! ??

  8. Thank you so much for your thorough research and sharing… it has helped me tremendously on my quest for the best essential oils!

  9. Thank you for this wonderful blog. I am doing a huge amount of research to see what company I would like to be more involved with. I’ve heard only good things about RMO and would consider them but I live in Canada. Is it still a possibility to become a member or rep for this company from here w/out the huge shipping and customs prices? Any advice for Canadians regarding RMO? Thanks!

  10. I have a ton of oils but I don’t have a proper storage. Any cheap suggestions to my problem? Thus far theyre in plastic containers with no lids.

  11. Cynthia Schroeder says:

    I am very close to signing up with Young Living – a relative of my is with them and her “sponsor” or whatever you call them seems aggressive and recommends you use Young Living everything, but I have great skin and will stick with what I use. I’ll be doing more research now though. Thanks.

    • You are more than welcome. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have. Yes, it’s a sponsor or upline. Direct sales can be OK but I do not like pushy salespeople or companies making claims that they can’t back up.

  12. Thank you so much for all your information. I’m new to all this and very questionable about all. Your blog really gave me much more information that was down to earth and easy to understand. I have bought a few books and by far learned more from your blogs then some books. I truly appreciate you time and truthfulness, for someone new in the learning process of all this, you are the best. Thank you for your dedication to your blogs and the information you supply.

  13. marlene orszulak says:

    I’m very interested in organic and the purest essential oil that I can sell. I’m confused on which one to sell. I have heard of Young living or Do Terra or is there a better essential oil that I can sell and offer to customers. I would like to start a business and know that I’m selling the best essential oil to customers.

  14. I love the Rocky Mountain oils! I too started with YL EO’s but switched to Native American Nutritional eo’s a few years back. Since they merged with RMO I have continued to buy from them. I love your blog and I found it to be factual and helpful. I have tried a number of different companies, but am sticking with RMO. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into your research.

  15. Eden Garden essential oil are really cheap. What do you know about them. I have a bottle of Myrrh from EG. I had it for a few month and the cap has a crusty stuff in it, like the oil crystallized around the cap and top of the bottle. That did not seem right!

  16. sarah palumbo says:

    Facts/thoughts ok Bulkapothacary ?
    I love their site ! & Alonso love that the oils are organic

  17. Thank you so much for investing your time in research and freely sharing your findings!
    I am wondering if you have done any research on Melaleuca’s line of E.O.’s.

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