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.


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

These comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Whole New Mom, LLC.


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  1. Christian a says:

    I just found a new (1/2017) nonprofit one called
    By Faith
    (zero sales reps)
    Vetted quality oil + all proceeds go to charity and the cost runs about half
    Blends run 15-32, for example. Free US shipping.

    I bought 2 blends, and a kit of 6 (wisdom kit) approx $96 for 8 10ml bottles
    Awaiting my first order arriving tomorrow, just FYI to see how you think they compare to Rocky (I found your blog after my order).

  2. I’m confused. I read and appreciated all you shared but you stated that in your opinion Rocky Mountain Oils was the best – yet you’re a rep for NYR? Did I miss something. It was difficult to read around the ad in the middle of these articles but I’ve gone back and don’t see where I skipped a paragraph. I would appreciate any update you can give me. Did you change your mind? Do you feel they are equally effective? I don’t see what changed your mind on YL. I even went back to the first post but couldn’t find why they weren’t a pick. I seldom use oils but recently found Valor works for my daughter’s PTSD and love it! Although I’m not crazy about the shipping / cost of product / product is often out of stock (very frustrating) the last time I went to order it they limited how many can be ordered – weird. Thanks for your help – and all the work you put into this investigation 🙂

    • Hi Connie – sorry for the confusion. I went w/ RMO years ago when it was called Native American Nutritionals. At the time I looked at NYR but they didn’t have enough oils to be a serious competitor. So I left them alone. Then years later I was looking for personal care products b/c the company that I was with (Ava Anderson) had a lot of ethical issues including labeling concerns. I wasn’t sure if I would go w/ another Direct Sales company or not, but I revisited NYR and loved them. They have recently brought more oils to the market and will bring more. I am confident in the purity of both companies’ oils.

      Does that help? Feel free to ask more questions.

  3. Do you still use/like Thieves household cleaner and laundry soap? Found your blog today – very cool! I get my oils from En Fleurage!

  4. I am a young living member too… with that said… the company is not that transparent. Just because they sell you stardust and rainbows doesn’t mean you got stardust and rainbows.

    The FDA sent YL a warning letter in Sept 2014 (not even 3 years ago) because of YL mislabeling and misrepresenting their products. That warning letter was CC’d to several YL consultants personally, due to their marketing, because they referred back to YL websites as a source.

    This means that when that ship sinks, it’s taking some rats with it,

    You want to pay more for the story, go right ahead. But don’t believe for a second that YL doesn’t lie to you when the government is sending them warning letters for lying!

    Personally, I enjoyed this series. It was interesting to read and that made it fun. No, she’s not an authority on anything but herself, but the information is through and the steps she followed made sense. She did her homework and came to her own conclusions,

    As grown ups, that’s what we’re all supposed to do.

    • If you take the time to re-read the FDA letters, it was mostly due to claims made by independent distributors for these companies and not that the company itself was lying or acting without integrity. Young Living has worked compliantly with the FDA 100% and continues to have regular meetings with them in order to continue to be compliant and transparent. They’ve closed down thousands of accounts of people who refused to be FDA compliant.

      Also, The YL and Doterra products are no longer on that EWG website with rating numbers, I just checked today.

  5. Nina j green says:

    Where do you go for singles that RMO doesnt list/carry? Theres a few I need I didnt find on thier site. TY! Nina j

  6. I’m so thankful you did all this research and put it out there for the world to see. People need to know about what they’re buying, even with food. Thanks for going into such depths with this, it’s really been so helpful to me. I Never bought young living nor doterra, and you just confirmed what I thought about them. Usually big companies or corps, means mass produced and less quality. That’s usually always the case.
    Again, thanks for putting this up. Wonderful series!!!!

    • I would like to say that before you believe that big companies have “mass produced” and have “less quality”, you should really research them! I am a Young Living member. What made me want these oils? The fact that they share every aspect of their farming and distillation process with the entire world. They also do not use any pesticides on their land. They only farm on land where no chemicals have been used on. They weed and plant by hand. I am not saying that RMO is a bad company, but I have researched a lot of oil companies, and Young Living is the only one who allows you to see every aspect. I came to this site while looking for all the information I get from Young Living and I still haven’t found it. Also, if you buy a starter kit through them, you automatically get the wholesale prices. The only minimum you have to spend is $50 in an entire YEAR in order to continue with their wholesale prices. And if you are like me, you buy at least a few oils a year. So keeping wholesale prices is easy. I would rather spend more on oils knowing the quality and source, then be able to buy more because they are cheaper and I don’t know where they came from.

      • Hi Megan – I believe that I was talking about buying more to get the extra oils that would drive the costs down – unless things have changed since I was with Young Living. They still have those specials every month, correct? Thanks!

        • Yes, you can still get free oils/products if you spend different amounts. I have gotten over $200 in free products when I spend $300 a month. Which is an amazing offer in my opinion. Another reason I love the company is the fact that they have so much passion for others! They have an amazing foundation for helping others in need. Check it out at They are a company of integrity. 🙂

          • Hello Megan. $200 in free products when you spend $300 a month? I would be interested in hearing about that specific offer. May I ask what you are doing w/ all of those oils if you are getting $500 worth of oils a month? I hope not ingesting a lot or using that much – sensitization is happening a lot these days due to overuse of oils.

            As for the foundation, I am glad that they are doing that but there are other companies doing that kind of thing including one of the companies that I work with . I don’t work with doTERRA but I assume you have seen that they do that kind of work as well?

  7. 2 questions: You mentioned that some of the oils you tried from YL didn’t work but the same ones from doterra worked. How does this compare to your recommendation? Do the oils seem to have a greater effect for you?

    Also, just to clarify – so there is no difference at all between YL and doterra, and the company you recommended, that would make them more safe to ingest…correct? I see that the standards for purity apply no matter what the FDA label is, but is there any difference in the way that they are made that would make them safer to ingest?
    Thank you!

    • Sorry for the delay in responding. Trying to go back to comments I didn’t get to. I left both companies. Working is only one part of the equation b/c Pharma Meds work but I don’t want to take them if I don’t have to.

      As for ingesting, I don’t recommend that unless you are under the care of a physician or aromatherapist but purity is the concern as far as if you would want to do it at all. This should help.

  8. Barbara Ange says:

    So, these are strictly your opinions. You are not scientifically trained in any of these areas. Correct?

  9. Amy Elliott says:

    If you haven’t heard of MojiLife you need to check it out. They are a US based company. They have the AirMoji that diffuses the oils using a fan; no water or heat required. They are rechargeable, blue tooth capable and portable. Their scent pods contain recycled tree fibers soaked in their essential oils (15ml per pod) which come from Europe. Their chemical free cleaning product line is awesome too. They have educational material as well reflecting where their oils come from and how they are distilled. The company is based in Lindon UT and they started in July 2016.

  10. Terri Thompson says:

    I’ve been a distributor for YL EO for a couple years, I don’t sell to anyone, I buy for me. After today’s trial results between YL & doTerra, I am very skeptical – I have always been of MLM companies. Do you personally recommend Rocky Mtn EO over Neal Yard? or ViceVersa? Thanks

    • Hi there. I found RMO years ago when I was looking for a 1 stop shop for all or almost all of the oils that I would want and that my readers would want. I looked at Neal’s Yard but they didn’t have a very broad offering of oils – only about 10 singles or so. Then later, I was in need of a new personal care company I looked at a bunch of companies and ended up with 2 of them, one of them being Neal’s Yard. Now they are bringing on more oils so they have more of a selection. For someone who wants certified organic oils with a big focus on sustainability, Neal’s Yard is a very solid option. Let me know if you’d like more information!

  11. I absolutely LOVE that you are a crazy, over the top, researcher like me! We would seriously be besties in real life! LOL…

    Being a “researcher” myself, I know how much thought, time, energy, and second guessing goes into every decision and topic researched. I know how you toss and turn and overthink every word you read and hear when researching. I know how you need to hone your skills of seeing through all the hype, lies, and propaganda so that you can make a sound decision. I know all of this so well that I truly thank you with all of my heart for all the work you have done here. It is a blessing to have read through all of your posts and I feel confident that you have made a decision that you can stand by. This makes me feel eager to follow your lead and try these EOs myself. Thank you for being dedicated and seeing this research through to the end…well, the end, for now. Lol…we both know how corporate America works and that what’s quality today, could not be so quality tomorrow. I have no doubt you will keep your finger on the pulse of the EO empire and let us know if things change. Thank you! 🙂

  12. I encourage you to keep going And fallow your integrity. Many blessings to you. Since you are recommending
    RMO, and I know you know about certification and seals… are these oils ok to ingest ?

    • If I follow are you asking b/c of Young Living’s labeling for food use? That means nothing about purity – it is just stating that that is a possible use b/c the FDA won’t let you put more than two uses on a label. For purity you need to read this post: I don’t recommend ingesting unless you are under the care of a practitioner or aromatherapist but the oils with the company that I recommend are pure as outlined in the post – thanks and hope that helps!

  13. Margaret Scheidler says:

    Paul Dean is not connected with RMO now and they don’t have the same blurb about how they source their oils so I wonder if you would choose them now.

  14. Tyler Braun says:

    I greatly appreciate this article, but I am curious to become a distributor of there product. Is there a way to become a distributor. There was no obvious way to become one through the site

  15. Hello Adrienne. When I contacted Rocky Mountain Oils on their Facebook Page, they wouldn’t comment on whether or not they used low heat, low pressure, first distilled. I was really put off by their response. I’m pretty confused by it actually after reading your article. Here was their response: “Great question Linda! We work with farmers and distillers who are experts in their craft and use the most appropriate distillation method to produce potent and pure oils. They use the best methods of distillation for the product they are working with. With the exception of Ylang Ylang Complete and Jasmine, all of our oils that are steam distilled have been distilled for the least amount of time to insure the potency.” (Notice in this response they don’t come right out and say what their “appropriate distillation” is. After I pushed a little harder on low heat and low pressure this was the 2nd response: “They use the best methods of distillation for the product they are working with. The quality can be measured in the GC/MS test results. Feel free to contact customer service if you have any further questions about quality or would like to receive a batch code to download the GC/MS test results.

    1 (866) 493-8159
    Customer service hours:
    Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:00pm MT
    [email protected]

    • Hello Linda. Sorry for the delay in responding. I am under a pile and trying to catch up. So I emailed the company and they mean that there are different distillation methods for different oils – they are not saying that they are trying to avoid the topic. Just that some oils are solvent extracted (vanilla and jasmine). This seems to be their response to this question so that they are covering their bases but I will tell them that it comes off as though they are avoiding it. I hope that helps!

  16. Sean richard says:

    Have you looked into the company ? They say they source the best oils out there and that there quality is much higher then youngliving/doterra and have many organic certifications on there products.

  17. Hi Adriene! Thank you for all your work. I am looking at Rocky Mountain Oils and also Edens Gardens. Would you you comment on both. Also what are your opinions on the best diffusers? Thank you.

  18. Hi Adrienne, great site with lots of useful info!
    I’m looking for food grade organic essential oils. I contacted Neal’s Yard and they have told me that their oils aren’t food grade.
    Do you know of any brands that are?
    Thanks and compliments again for all the research you have put together!

    • Thanks for commenting! This is the information regarding food grade essential oils. FDA regulations state that natural product labeling cannot legally suggest that a product intended for topical or aromatherapeutic use be taken internally without labeling the product as food. So it’s an FDA labeling issue and not a purity issue. This post should help you regarding figuring out what essential oils are pure and which are not: Thanks again and hope that helps.

  19. I just finished reading all 7 of your blogs about EO…or was it 8? I’ve lost count now. Either way, THANK YOU for taking the time to do all this research. I wasn’t sure you were answering the questions until the final blog. I am very picky about the quality of what I eat and use in/on my body. I mostly started off wondering how doTerra and YL test their products, what they add to their EO, and how it’s sourced. I am not looking for MLM, so I am grateful to you for putting out the name of another company that has quality standards and 3rd party testing of their products. Not to mention their transparency…if you’re not transparent then you must be hiding something. The lack of FDA approval does not bother me, as a matter of fact, I don’t trust the FDA anyways, because you know who controls, runs, and funds the FDA…the oh so trustworthy government. But I digress….I would like to finish by again saying, thank you, for your time and effort into thoroughly investigating these companies.

  20. Thank you so much for such a quality review of these eo companies. We were distributors of Young Living Oils and I still own many of their oils and the Young Living Essential Oil PDR which I still feel is a great informative book to have if you do much with essential oils. I feel that most of their oils, although I feel they are too expensive, are good quality oils. We left the company when they moved much of our downline to a new person that had joined the company, even though they never gave us an answer why they did this. I’ve heard much about doTERRA oils and have friends that sell them, but had never tried them.
    I am also one that usually gets too intense regarding reviewing for product quality but cannot seem to stop since I have saved a lot of money and have found better quality items because of this. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this review and posting it for me!! I needed to order an oil and could not make my mind up until I read your blog. Thank you again and again, and now I will sign up for your other helps!!

    • Thank you so much! Nice to have another kindred spirit. It’s so true – we have saved a lot of money (and woes) doing this plus I feel that I am doing others a favor as well! Hope to see you around again.