Announcing the Best Essential Oils Company

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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.

Previous Posts In the Series:

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

In this post, I'll talk about the company that I decided to purchase our oils from.

It's also 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.

(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 the 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.

How I Chose The “Best” Essential Oils Company

Post Updated 9/17/16:

First of all my apologies for the big bold title.  I've had multiple 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 this company 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. After thinking that I was writing them off, I got a call back from the owner of Native American Nutritionals, and 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, 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

The “Best” Essential Oils Company  —  Rocky Mountain Oils Review

Please note – since this series was written, Rocky Mountain Oils has purchased Native American Nutritionals. I still recommend these companies,  and in fact, am even more confident in the quality of oils now.

1.  Experience

The owner of Native American Nutritionals (which merged with and is now Rocky Mountain Oils), Paul Dean, was 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 third party GC/MS tested.

Certificates are available upon request by easily entering in the batch number from any bottle.

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.

Since Rocky Mountain Oils purchased Native American Nutritionals, some of the sourcing has changed as the company has put a high priority on the purity and quality of the oils sold. Where an oil is sourced depends on the oil.  They source from small farms and also from leading experts in the industry.

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.  Mostly Organic and/or Wild-Crafted

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

 Since Rocky Mountain Oils purchased Native American Nutritionals, they have made a few changes in their sourcing.

Following is their official statement:

Although we have not gone through the FDA process to be able to label our bottles as certified organic we have strict standards of quality that we hold ourselves to. Our oils have not been adulterated with fillers, synthetics or fragrance enhancers in any way. We have all the oils GC/MS tested to insure that there are no added chemicals, pollutants, or pesticides in the oils that we offer. We offer the test results on the website for each oil by the batch code on the bottom of the bottle.

8.  Transparency

Details for oils are listed clearly on their site (including the Latin name, country of origin, and growing method) 

Rocky Mountain Oils has recently updated their site.  The Latin names are listed, as well as the country of origin.

The company is working on how to indicate country of origin and growing method now that they sometimes have a variety of sources for some oils.

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.

That 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: Rocky Mountain Oils offers Free Shipping domestically in the U.S. and reasonable shipping internationally, with free shipping over $199.**

10.  Common Sense Approach

The companies recommend using caution with the oils — but also make practical recommendations so that you can use the oils in your every day life.

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.  Their 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.

Conclusion

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 Rocky Mountain Oils (formerly 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.  Plus can support a lot of workers in third world countries as well (and Native American pays them a decent wage for their country).

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:

– DoTERRA's On Guard toothpaste contains titanium dioxide, a metal which I prefer to avoid due to the possibility of heavy metal toxicity.  Plus, it 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.

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.

Also note, if you are used to Young Living or doTERRA oils, Native American Nutritionals carries oil blends that are comparable to Young Living and doTERRA blends.

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.

My Choice: Rocky Mountain Oils (formerly Native American Nutritionals)

Just so you know, a number of my readers mentioned Rocky Mountain Oils as a company that they were happy with.

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 have a lot more posts during which we will address the basics of: – What Essential Oils Are and – How to Use Essential Oils Therapeutically – and More 

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

I highly recommend reviewing the previous posts in the series (listed above) to see some great books that are sure to be a great help.

What About Other Companies?

PLEASE NOTE: I often receive inquiries asking me what I think about other essential oils companies.

Please read this post on Essential Oils Testing and Quality and this report on 10 Things You Need to Know About Essential Oils to see if a brand measures up.

There are more and more companies out there on a daily basis. It truly seems that every day there is a new company selling essential oils and many are making claims that they are the “only pure oils out there” – which is not true.  My standards are high. I don't just want a company that has pure oils, but I want a company that has ethical business practices too.

If you are looking for organic essential oils, I recommend Neal's Yard Remedies.  In addition to having certified organic essential oils, they also have an exceptional focus on sustainability. All of their oils are sustainably sourced and they are bringing more essential oils to the market now with more to come.

Take Your Oils With You

I highly recommend this high quality diffusing jewelry from Diffusing Mama's.

You just put a few drops of your favorite oil on the felt pad in the locket and you can carry your oils with you all day (because you can't carry a diffuser around with you :).  That would be really awkward….)

Many of the diffusing jewelry options on the market today are made from inexpensive metals that will turn colors and will turn your skin colors too.  That's a big problem for me.

Not Diffusing Mama's.  They are high quality HEAVY stainless steel.

Here's one of their lovely necklaces.  My son loves the soccer locket and I really enjoy the bracelet that I have.

Moroccan 20 mm Diffusing Mama's

 

 

So nice to put a few drops of calming oils in to help me feel better throughout the day.

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What are your thoughts?  Please share!

Post Updated 11/14/16

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  1. Hi, i just read your article. I’ve been with doTerra for about 6 months and I love their products, kinda hate their high prices, even at wholesale. I’ve been hearing about Epigenetics Labs recently, they are “certified organic, nonGMO” and locally sourced and steam distilled and MUCH lower in price than DT and YL. Also, Miracle Oils,another new company, had the “same” oils for about half the price. You seem very knowledgeable about this industry, what do you think of these two new-to-me companies?

  2. Good article but you are mistaken that with Doterra you must order $100 worth of oils every month. The $100 worth of oils on a monthly basis is totally optional and only for people that would like to make commission. For a $35 enrollment fee, you can get wholesale pricing on any oils you order (25% discount). You can order 12 times a year or 3 times a year or anything in between. Doterra does have an auto ship program that will allow you to accumulate points that can be redeemed for oils and the autoship program also gives points back for shipping costs, making shipping virtually free. I have been with Doterra for 3 years and am a Silver rank and would be happy to answer any questions anyone may have.

  3. This is a very informing blog. I have recently started looking into natural healing remedies. I too have felt the doctors I have seen over medicate and refuse to acknowledge the side effects of the medicines. I read through your entire blog and I was wondering what you found wrong with Aura Cacia? The local health market sells them and I was thinking about using that brand, but wanted to know what was the best. That’s how I found your blog. I commend you on your extensive research. Also I was wondering, my natural remedies book says that Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, and Marjoram all cure ulcers, does that mean all four of them blended together or one of these four would help?

  4. I love Stillpoint. The aromas are amazing. Do you know anything about them? The are organic and I like that.

  5. I have spent most of the afternoon studying your posts on essential oils and your recommendation for Rocky Mountain Oils. I was really convinced that I’d be wasting money on more Young Living products until I realized that many of the RMO products/blends have a high percentage of FCO (Fractionated Coconut Oil). I may order some RMO products based on your research, however, I will look closely at the contents because blends often have as much as 66%-95% FCO end up being more expensive than Young Living blends which the consumer dilutes with their own carrier oil or the blends one makes using YL oils.

    I also noticed that many of the oils say “The main constituents in _________ Essential Oil are…” I’d like to know the whole list.

    Some oils on RMO are more expensive than YL oils. Again, comparison is important.

    Another brand I like is Aura Cacia. Several essential oils of this brand are available at Whole Foods.

    I do appreciate the time you have spent doing your research. It helps me in making an informed decision.

    • Hi Ann – thanks for reading.

      You are doing good thinking. YL dilutes things as well so you have to look carefully. There are a number of their blends that are diluted.

      The whole list of constituents would be quite long as there are many components in an essential oil.

      I agree with you on making comparisons and I am doing more research even now so please do stay tuned. Thanks!

  6. Wow….trying to keep up on all of this…there is a lot…just want to make sure that you are still satisfied with RMO even after merger? I read the quality was not the same…so want to make sure. Im currently with YL…and love them…but the prices and shipping are crazy high.

    • Hi there. Yes, there is a lot and I’ve learned a lot more since.

      Can I ask what you heard about their quality not being as good since the merger? You can feel free to post here or email me at adrienne {at} wholenewmom {dot} com.

  7. The world of essential oils is overwhelming to me. Thank you for all of the research you’ve done.

    I have a couple of questions for you. 1. I have found a well-reviewed diffuser at a department store. Does it matter that oil brands and diffuser brands are different? 2. What would you suggest as a good “starter” set of oils? (One thing I am interested in is an oil to make our sleeping air seem cleaner/fresher.)

    Today seems like it should be a day off:). Please don’t feel like you need to answer this right away.

    Thanks again

    • Hi there and welcome!

      Yes it’s all confusing. Don’t overthink it. They are a great tool but you don’t need to use them for everything.

      1. Oil brand and diffuser don’t matter but – are you hoping to diffuse a single room or a whole downstairs / larger area?

      2. That really depends on what you need. This blend is great for the air: https://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/homemade-purify-essential-oil-blend/

      I should do a post on this. I mainly use lavender, tea tree, peppermint, and then it would really depend on your desires. What is useful for one person won’t be as much for others. What other needs do you have?

      I’m under the weather and sitting here doing what I can so no worries about “time off” :).

  8. Thank you so much for your hard work and research. I checked out their site and will be switching to RMO! I have been happy with Young Living, but I really love the idea of being able to track every bottle of oil. And the savings will be a nice bonus, too. 🙂 Thanks again!

  9. Hi,
    On our home front, Dad did the research and he also came up with NAN.
    I have noticed a difference with RMOs sadly. As simple as packaging. They no longer put the top sticker on all the bottles, A small thing, but when you look at them from above, it matters.
    The smells are not the same. And yes, I am aware that different batches are different, but they don’t seem to be the same. My example, Baby Skin. I used it for my little one’s eczema with shea butter. It worked beautifully before. I am not getting the same results now.
    Prices are higher.
    They don’t carry all the same materials they once did, for example the literature, shea butter.

    If you find a company that tops RMO’s do let us know.

    Thank you!!

    • Hi there. They have made a lot of changes for various reasons. I’m not sure what literature you mean? There was that one EO book – is that what you are referring to?

  10. You have a lot of information here and I will eventually get to it all, however, I’m wondering if you mentioned Edens Garden Essential Oils. What are your thoughts on this company? Thanks.

    • Hi there.

      Yes, they were asked about. I would highly recommend reading this post and report. I will have more information coming out about oils and other companies in the future. I highly recommend only going w/ a company that has GC/MS test results available with a chemist’s signature on it. That’s one thing that I have found out about through my research. Hope that helps.

  11. So now you are thinking RMO (f.k.a. NAN) has changed their practices and is no longer the best choice? How sad… things like that seem to happen when the founder of a company sells or merges with another. All a “profits” game.
    Please keep us informed of your findings!! I find your blog extremely helpful!!

    • I am looking at other companies. I started doing so b/c RMO no longer has growing conditions on their site and organic growing is something that is important to me as well as many others.

      I don’t know all about why the original company was sold but I know some things about it. I am trying to sort it all out. I hope to have more information for you soon. I am at present confident in the purity of RMO oils so in that you can rest assured. Thanks for your confidence. It means a lot!

  12. I have been using oils from birch hill happenings after switching from young living. Any thought on birch hill happenings oils? They smell great and owners are very informed

  13. Hi Adrienne,

    Thanks so much for your thorough research on EO’s! One question for you- were you compensated by any company for your review or did you receive any in-kind products? Just curious..

    • Hello there.

      Thanks for writing!

      I was told by a rep from doTERRA that I could expect to make about $8,000 a month were I to really promote their company. I felt I needed to look elsewhere despite that comment. I found the company that I wanted to go with and they didn’t even have a compensation program set up. Bloggers are compensated for just about everything they do (or everything in some cases). I asked the company, after I chose them, if there was a way to set something up and they agreed to do so. I got some free product and later they set up a real affiliate program that other bloggers are a part of now as well.

      I hope that helps.

      I have made many difficult choices on my blog where I have left companies that were not up to my standards and I have lost a lot of money doing that. It’s not easy, but I have do to the right thing as much as possible. In fact, I often spend too much time researching the companies that I work with, at the expense of writing more posts and getting more traffic. I’m doing the same thing right now regarding several of the companies that I work with.

  14. Yes!! Love RMO- looked into YL and DoTerra and when neither would provide me a certificate for the oil, I knew it wasn’t for me. We started with Native American 4 years ago and have never turned back. Both of my daughters have Cystic Fibrosis, so we are super conscious about what we put on them. RMO has literally been a life saver for us- keeping our girls out of the hospital and off antibiotics. Their oils are like magic in this house. So glad you came to this conclusion! ??

  15. Hi, I just found this article and was impressed with the level if research you did. I didn’t go back through all of the posts in this series. Have you checked out Plant Therapy? A friend recommended this company to me. Their prices seem skeptically cheap and there is no shipping costs. I was curious if you know much about them and could shed some light. Thanks.

    • Hi Robin. Thanks for reading and commenting. I’m looking into other companies since RMO doesn’t have organic / grown information on their site any longer. Please do stay tuned!

      • I try to buy organic stuff when it is available (or cheap enough!). I have recently purchased a set of YL oils, but I wish I would have done some more research. I would really like organic options, so I’m definitely going to be staying tuned in for your research! Thank you for spending the months doing this for all of us!

  16. Hello Adrienne:
    my name is Elena. In the interest of time I will try to be brief.
    I have “special” autoimmune system. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at years old. As many people with long term an auto immune disease I inherited another (Multiple Sclerosis) 30 years later. I am in the process of scheduling an appointment with a rheumatologist to see if there are any autoimmunebissues in that realm of my health.

    As a diabetic I was successful at controlling my disease with the proper balance and regimen of diet, exercise and life style. After the MS diagnosis (I was mis-diagnosed and mis-medicated for 6 years before a formal diagnosis in 2013) I started learning about the existence of toxins saturating our environments and the importance of natural and organic living. I appreciate your painstaking journey to finding quality essential oils. I feel they can be healing of body and mind. I have been a bit scared to try them for the same reasons with which you seem To be concerned. Would it be possible to contact privately.

    Thank you,
    Elena

  17. Hello! Thank you so much for all the information you have put forth in this series.
    I have a question about the RMO essential oils.
    Several of the blends I looked at contain a large percentage of fractionated coconut oil. What is the benefit of this? Also, how are the oils being labeled as unadulterated if they have the coconut oil in them?
    See, for example the heart health, vision, and lymph support oils.

    • You are so welcome. The benefit of adding the FCO to the oils is that they are ready to use and already diluted, thereby saving money, particularly on the more expensive blends. Adulteration is doing something to the oil and not disclosing it. Adding a carrier oil to an oil or blend would not be considered to be adulterating. Many brands to this. In fact, I don’t use any oils undiluted any longer. Some more information is in this post but I will be writing more about this. https://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/essential-oil-emulsifier/

      • Okay, thank you for your response and for clarifying all this as well as for the
        additional article link.

        I really appreciate your thorough approach!

        Take care,
        Cecilia

      • Sharon Schock says:

        Is it so that is ready to apply though? 40% coconut oil doesn’t seem to be diluted enough going by most charts I see, that are recommending 2-5% dilution. I own several of these blends and I’m always a little confused at how much to dilute them

        • Hi there. Here is the response from the company on that:

          Many of our blends are pre-blended with a base of FCO. The blends that do have this base are still potent for diffusion and other aromatherapy purposes, however for safety it is best to blend to a 2-5% dilution for topical application. Below you will find some examples for some of the blends containing 40,60,90%.

          40% FCO: 5-6 drops of the essential oil blend in 10ml of carrier oil
          60% FCO: 8-9 drops in 10ml of the essential oil blend in 10ml of carrier oil
          90% FCO: 16-17 drops in 10ml of the essential oil blend in 10ml of carrier oil

          At this time our customer service team has a dilution calculator available to provide guidance on blending. If there is ever a question on diluting a specific blend we would be happy to provide the proper assistance by simply contacting our customer service department via phone or email.

          Hope that helps!

  18. Hi Adrienne!
    Thanks for this great article! I’ve recently gotten into EOs and I think I found a good company: Plant Therapy. Have you heard of them? It looks like they meet your criteria. What do you think? https://www.planttherapy.com/essential-oil-quality

    Thanks!

    • Hi Jackie – thanks for reading! I am looking at other companies now and hope to have more to share in the not too distant future. I’m being very careful since I have had many things turn up with oils companies and personal care companies – where companies weren’t doing what they said and such — it’s been a huge headache to investigate and then later remove endorsements from my site after discovering things.

  19. Linda Starr says:

    Melaleuca started selling oils in the last couple of years. I’ve been a loyal customer since 10/2001. What do you think about their oils?

    I bought some oils from them, plus Native American/Rocky Mountain and a diffusor but have never used it because I keep running into frightening stories about how cats can actually die from a lot of the oils. I asked a vet. He took several weeks, then came back and it’s just safer not to use oils with cats…and even dogs might not benefit. (We have a Chihuahua, a 20-lb spaniel mix, and a black short-hair 9 year old cat.)

    So I have the machine, the oils, and am not using them.

    Any thoughts??

    • Hi there.

      I never really looked at Melaleuca’s oils since they have artificial colors and fragrances in their products. As for cats, I would read this article and see if it helps. http://roberttisserand.com/2011/06/cats-essential-oil-safety/

      • LInda Starr says:

        Thank you! Do you have another link for the referenced article “You can find the article here, and it appears in the July 2011 edition of Animal Wellness Magazine.” It goes to “page not found”.

        I once used a small amount of tea trea oil on a small area on her back and she ran around like a wild cat so I tried to take it off. She also fought so hard not to use a pine cat litter that was around a lot ten years ago (maybe now too) and I had to give up on using it.

        I’ll write to Melaleuca. We use the unscented laundry liquid and I always thought their cleaning products would be safer since the governent doesn’t require child safety caps on them.

        So far I’ve loved Rocky Mountain products and their answer to pH balance is the easiest and nicest solution that I’ve seen so far.

        • Hi there. Sorry for the delay in responding. Trying to catch up here. Could you help me by finding that link for the magazine? Maybe I can help then.

          I am concerned about cat usage.

          Did you hear from Melaleuca? The artificial things in their products aren’t something I would like to have in my home – especially if they have phthalates in them.

          Hope to hear from you!

  20. Hello Adrienne. I’m early in my EO journey and, being remarkably similar to you, it seems, I fell on your series. Thanks for doing much of the legwork I believed was before me! I am curious if a company I was considering investigating has already been measured against RMO and the others you’ve mentioned. The prices on Appalachian Valley Natural Products-Anatolian Treasures (av-at.com) have beat the others on most oils, and they’ve passed my initial smell test (which has really just read the info on their own website). Have you already looked into them before drawing your conclusion here?