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

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Post Updated 2/28/17

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.

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 What the Best Essential Oils Company Is? 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.

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:

1. HERITAGE OILS – (Now Hopewell Oils)

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.

Why?

  • 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 (now Hopewell) 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.

2.  NATIVE AMERICAN NUTRITIONALS

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.  

 3.  NORTH AMERICAN HERB AND SPICE

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.

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.

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  1. Ok. Alot to “chew on”. (OVERLOAD follows, beware!) Interesting as this is, the topic I was investigating & also what I typed into the search field of my “INBOX DOLLARS” search bar. See, I am a penny pinch-er myself & while using the INBOX DOLLARS search bar certainly isn’t making me a rich gal, every penny helps, right? What I typed into the search was: ” “Now®” Brand essential oil company”. The first two subject lines on that search were from “NOW®” & yours was #3, in case you wondered. I am on that almighty search, too, on oils that won’t kill, maim or poison any living soul. So as a near non-believer, I read your “The Great Essential Oils Showdown”, thank you for that, more info to “swallow”, pun intended. Now I know less than I did before I read this article. Don’t get me wrong, this is very informational, probably parts of this is what I should have been researching!
    My eldest son got me a “YOUNG LIVING™” Diffuser as a gift, this past year for Christmas. But, it wasn’t ONLY a diffuser & probably not the kinds we mostly think of, you know, nowadays we can pick one or two “diffusers” up at any Dollar store or the like. Or, as an awesome gift & for a smellier (or in a finer scent)version, so to say & so I thought, with the extravagant style of bottle & six or so reeds * & a marketable name that we’ve all heard of, seen & taken a whiff of at a friends’ home or in a local shop. No. This is an air freshener of the future, as I often refer to it as. This diffuser plugs into an outlet, filled partially with water & an essential oil….plug ‘er in and WOW it literally blew me away! My diffuser lights up which is cool, a pretty blue or you can opt out of the light by a push of a button. Funny thing, once I had all the working parts together, plugged in, filled up (there is a “fill to” line inside the base), I turned it on & a funky vapor pored out of the top like a smoking volcano. But this isn’t heated by any means, they explain that- way better than I. Also, it’s able to sense when the water mixture is gone because *THANK YOU* it shuts off all on it’s own. I was way into this for these past four months, leaving the other items that came with the diffuser until a gal pal of mine happened to have one herself, also a gift from Christmas. She told me that her daughter had these recipes for ointments, rubs & butters (oh my 😉 ). While at her home, she gave me a small jar of a cream/butter that she made, all by herself, with a few drops of lavender & frankincense in the mixture. Oh–my GOD, I hit the giant “O” of creams! That jar lasted about a week, thus leading me to either ask her for more, or the sensible thing, ask for the recipe, silly gal! Four ingredients. Plus a few drops of lavender……. I MADE this wonderful slathery ooey gooey creamy buttery batch! Me, who hasn’t moved many muscles in the past *cough* few……..days.

    Anyhow that got my brain working, maybe a combo of the diffuser & state of being after a good slathe of my own concoction, I thought I might make other scents/flavors & I happened to have a NOW® bottle of lemon eucalyptus oil left over from last summer when I had made a spray potion for my kids who were camping. This spray was targeted for ticks, ‘skeeter’s, no-see-um’s (the littler bugs that are barely there, an old Vermont quip). I had read that using the lemon & eucalyptus was good, so I wanted to make a small batch of butter w/ those two oils. Off I ran to get the magnifying glass to read the fine print copied from the bottle: Aroma: Citronella-like. Benefits: clarifying, cleansing, invigorating..mixes well with: thyme lavender rosemary & lemon oil. Cool, okay so then I read: CAUTION:… keep out of reach of children, pregnant gals & NOT for internal use. Do not use on skin. Reacts strongly to sunlight & other sources of uv………. Heart, sank, mood, went into the tanks. Thus, my afternoon spent here writing what you all can read for yourselves, for Pete’s sake! All I wanted to know what this: COULD I lose a limb or worse yet, my life or a family member/friend’s for using a few drops of this oil??
    So I shall gallop off, or use my slow as a turtle’s pace to seek the answer from NOW® site, as I probably should have done initially. Instead I reel off a couple paragraphs in search of my grail, my own fountain of “me”. I loved your page & the conversation so I felt at ease, I suppose I needed to add my ever precious two ¢’s!!

    Proof here is: that no matter how OLD I am or feel, I still am useful, still can DO things that surprise me & my family & friends, and YES, I can be creative! I HAVE created & am nearly tempted to purchase small containers (have used medicine bottles, lol lol!!) if I can’t find enough makeshift jars from family & friends. Hmm

    *that are placed IN the bottle, absorb & give off whatever scent that came in the pkg.

  2. Hi Adrienne. Thanks for all your hard work in researching EO companies. What are your thoughts on NOW brand? I am seriously considering buying EO from this company. Their price point is one deciding factor for me. I also plan on purchasing RMO as well.

  3. So what is the biggest difference in RMO and Doterra? I am confused by your article? Thank you

    • Hi there. I don’t know that there is a “biggest” difference. Of course one is Direct Sales and another is not. I discussed the reasons why I went with the company that I did in this post. https://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/natural-remedies/announcing-the-best-essential-oils-company-and-a-great-sale/

      I had a hard time getting answers to my questions from several companies and doTERRA was one of them. Hope that helps!

      • Yes doterra is a big hype !mixing that many aromatherapy oils together at one time is not the recommendatkon of any legit licensed aromatherapist ! They are also ridiculously overpriced in my opinion ….do your research and blend your own! Research your oils too ! Fractionated coconut oil ? Really ?

        • What is your concern with FCO?

          • fractionated is simply means the long chain fatty acids have been removed. it doesn´t change the quality of the virgin oil at all. it simply makes it liquid so it can be used more readily in applications calling for a liquefied oil (like a facial oil, for example.) The lauric acid is removed, but the medium chain fatty acids and the healthy anti oxidants are all still present.

            (I´m a HUGE skeptic about the use of EOs for everything under the sun, and understand why you sometimes need FCO.)

  4. It looks so funny when people talk about “great-company-names” and forget to find right companies. In EU there are few compay (France, Italy and Holland) that produce TOP quality oils, 100% natural and BIO at the half price of the “great-company-names”. I could sale 1lt of Orange from Sicily at 100/120€. I said 1000ml when some companies sale 15ml at 10/15$. Are you serious?

  5. I’m really surprised no one seems to be talking about Plant Therapy. They work closely with Robert Tisserand (he developed an entire kidsafe line of oil synergy blends for them) and they have tremendous transparency as to their oils. They do rigorous tests on all batches of oils and send them for 3rd party testing. The info is available to customers. They are reasonably priced and high quality (way better than aura cacia for sure). They also have OUTSTANDING customer service.
    Additionally, safety is Plant Therapy’s number one priority and I have seen them pull products that were preordered because the batch testing wasn’t up to snuff – they lost money on it for sure and still sent gifts to anyone who had preordered to apologize but they would rather get it right than make a buck. They have certified aromatherapists on staff to answer questions and run a Facebook group monitored by the aromatherapists where people can share recipes and ask questions. It is carefully monitored to ensure only safe usage guidelines are used. They are an incredible resource for newbies or anyone who isn’t a certified aromatherapist or naturopath. They’re the only EO company I trust at this point. Also not only are they affordable but they frequently have promotional codes available to get further discounts and you earn points with each purchase that add up to dollars to redeem off future purchases. You can earn further cash back through apps like BeFrugal (7.5%) or Ebates (I think 3%).

    I don’t see a downside but for some reason they get overlooked because the MLM companies are so popular do to the marketing strategy. I don’t trust the MLM’s one bit – not when they advocate neat oil usage or ingesting oils.

    That’s my rambling 2 cents.

    • I totally agree with all this!

    • Thank you for this post. My doctor told me about them and that I should start using them. I was so lost with all the company’s selling them out there. I asked my friends about which ones they used and no one said anything about this company. I really want to use oils but didn’t just want to spend all of that crazy money. I am now going to order from this company. Sometimes the little companies are better.

    • I agree with Emily. I have recently just started buying essential oils. I have probably purchased about 40 different oils from Plant Therapy online. They come well packaged, arrive quickly and appear to have a fantastic website. All the oils I have purchased say they’re pure oils, some are organic and my husband and I have found much relief from our aches and pains. I have started mixing oils and sharing them with family, friends and co-workers. Everyone is loving the simple pain relief solution and asking if I can find something for this or that. So I have really been doing a lot of reading and happened upon your blog. (I think this is a blog/article) which I find very interesting. Thank you for all the time you must have put into researching for this. I can imagine how exhausting it could be and your sharing what you learned is so appreciated. I too wonder why Plant Therapy hasn’t been mentioned although I will read more and hopefully I will see your thoughts on them. Thank you again. Oh and by the way, I love your writing style because even though I am reading it, I feel like you’re having a personal conversation and talking to me. You’re awesome!

  6. christine says:

    HI,I was dyeing to know about doterra and edens garden. You did not finish all 7 you said you speaking about. Was there a reason? I know your trying to be careful as not upset some companies but the hunt for good oils are crazy. I am a doterra user but they don’t always carry certain ones I want. I want the next high quality oil to choose from. it takes so many hours of reading.

  7. Charlotte says:

    Hi there,

    These are interesting reads for sure. I wish it was just easy and there was one awesome great oil out there. Its so nice to use something different than always taking over the counter or prescriptions. I have only used DoTerra. My friend sells and I am on the LRP program meaning I get oils every month, she makes money and it racks up points that I could later use for free products. I go through her for all my questions and concerns plus other doterra reps or clients, Just wish they werent so expense considering there are others out there that are cheaper. If I were to ask YL reps they say to go through there products. I do like the essential oils for diffusing them in the home and the ones I go to always are Lavendar, Vetiver calming blends (which I swear when I apply this to my two year old son on the bottoms of he feet he sleeps better at night) Frankincense for skin and inflammation, wild Orange and Peppermint to diffuse, they jump start my mornings. I love the smell of both of those. I also love cilantro, rosemary, basil, oregano, (and you really only need a finger tip of this to add to recipes. Meaning the food oils are great to have because they last you a long time. As if you buy fresh cilantro or rosemary or basil leaves etc.. there like 5 dollars a container and die fast if not used.. However I could go on and on. I haven’t tried other oils because I keep being told that DoTerra is the best they are CPTG and so on. I was curious if any one new about of, or used Plant Therapy Oils? They seem to be way less in cost.
    I also don’t completely understand the process of these oils but it also its strange to think that if they are the best why are they distilled 1,2,3, times and complete? Is that why they are marketed the best?? Ugh I love these but could I do with out them? I hate the cost of them all the time.. I also would rather use OnGaurd for cleaning and getting rid of germs especially because I do have a child. So … what are others thinking?? Thank you

    • This post might be of interest to you:

      https://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/essential-oil-purity-myths/

      As for the 3 distillations, that speaks to that one oil. I didn’t ask about the other ones. If a company is selling ylang complete and saying it’s the best, with oils ylang extra is considered to be the most valuable. That doesn’t mean that their ylang ylang complete isn’t a good oil but it isn’t as prized.

      I hope that helps.

    • Erwin Lee says:

      Hi Charlotte I read your post and would like to see if I could help you, I have a link *link deleted by blog owner* you can look at some essential oils with outstanding prices. When you get to the essential oils click on read more this will give you information on our product. To view some pricing click the link at the bottom of the page that says *link deleted by blog owner*. We have many other products also. Please let me know how I can assist you.

      • Hello Erwin.

        Thanks for reading. However, please do kindly refrain from posting your marketing links on my site so as to take advantage of my platform (that I earned with tons of work) to try to make some sales. Additionally, Melaleuca has artificial colors and fragrances in their products. Are you aware of this and does this concern you?

        • Erwin Lee says:

          First let me apologize to you it was not my intention to disrespect you or your platform my ontent was to offer assistance.

          • I completely understand. I left a link like that once before on another site before I realized what I was doing. I appreciate the apology – thanks!

        • Erwin Lee says:

          Good morning your information concerning the oils got my attention,
          After checking with product development there are no artificial coloring or fragrances in our essential oils. Just wanted to share that with you have a good day.

          • Hi Erwin. My comment was about other products in the line. It makes me wonder when a company puts unnecessary things like that in their products. I even had a rep commenting on my blog that the fragrances weren’t artificial – that they were essential oils blended together to smell like natural things (like an apple). That’s just silly. Thanks for checking. I would love to know what you think.

          • Erwin Lee says:

            Good morning Adrienne,
            I am aware that there are fragrances in some of the four to five hundred products that the company carries. For me the plus is that the products do not have the harsh chemicals like the formaldehydes, chlorine and other harsh chemicals that harm our health and the environment.

            Have a good day

          • Hi Erwin.

            Have you looked into the issues w/ artificial fragrances? I know that there are a variety of them but why wouldn’t they just use natural essential oils? https://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/dangers-of-fragrances/ Thanks.

  8. Dr. Charles Elswick says:

    young living, do terra, and nature’s sunshine are all distilled by the same company.
    also do terra is just a break off from young living.

  9. Garden girl 1957 says:

    I have used edens essential oils and they r great … little more expensive.. but as the saying goes u get what pay for… not always so .. read the purity if and if it’s distilled … it depends on what you’re looking for and what you’re using it for…

  10. Awesome post. I have yet to read your other posts linked within each of the preceeding comments.

    I totally agree with you about finding out if an essential oil company has done GC/MS testing on its oils, as well as having it available with the chemist’s signature(s). Since I started making my own blends, these tests have become very important for me. Not only do they provide the chemical components of the oils so I can blend them synergistically, but I also have become very aware of the importance of SHELF LIFE. Some of my oils have lost their “therapuetic properties” from having them too long. (So I use them for scent or for cleaning.).

    Now I make sure an EO company has the GC/MS with signature and date, as well as the availabilty to view and/or download it, ALONG with the BATCH DATES of when the EOs were distilled, cold-pressed, etc. The other day I was going to purchase some more Rosemary (rosemarinus officinalis ct. camphor) from one of several companies I like (Aromatics International), but their recent batch date of that EO was not appropriate for me ONLY because I know how much Rosemary I use in a certain time period. As well, I had enough leftover Rosemary EO to wait for a new batch. However, if I had no Rosemary EO left, I would have purchased it right away from this company as I use Rosemary EOs regularly.

    I have also found it very important to know how the EO was extracted. Sometimes I need distilled over cold-pressed or vice-versa. There are other extraction processes, but I’m still learning. I know there is one particular extraction process that does contain what’s considered “toxic” and if I can find the correct word, I’ll update my comment.

    Regarding the companies you list here, I will check them out. I do know that Native American Nutritionals, whom I used to buy from regularly, has now become Rocky Mountain Oils. They do have nice blends and well-priced oils, as well as great sales and rewards. My only complaint is that you have to check the BATCH NUMBER AFTER you purchase the oil. The number is on the bottom of the oil. You just go to their website, find the GC/MS page, plug in the number of the oil you’re interested in, and up pops the GC/MS test results. I’m hoping they just switch over to listing the test results along with each batch extracted with the dates of extraction and testing. Aromatics International does this. I also think Stillpoint Aromatics does this. The last I looked at YL, I couldn’t find this information. In fact, I was shocked I didn’t find lots of specific information given that their reps seem to tout that they are, “THE BEST.”. I almost purchased from them because a friend of mine swears by them. I needed the information I mentioned above, I didn’t see it on their site, I then looked at their prices and took my business elsewhere. (Sorry if I have offended any YL purchasers.).

    The EO industry has certainly become almost vicious in some aspects. It’s really sad. I’ve experienced people becoming very vicious in claiming their company is Number 1. Also, when Dr. Eric Zielinski held an Essential Oil Summit last year, he asked if attendees would respect his choice to not have it Brand-Specific. He felt that not only were there many good EO companies out there for people to FREELY choose from, but also that he just simply wanted to have guests speak about the amazing benefits of EOs in general and for specific ailments, benefits, etc. Well, I couldn’t believe some of the cruel posts I read when attending that summit. OMGoodness! So whenever people ask me what EO company is the best, I always tell them they need to do their own research but look for key aspects that are very important before purchasing EOs. Some of that I’ve listed above.

    Finally, my personal favorites FOR NOW, are Aromatics International, Stillpoint Aromatics, Florihana (they have their own USA website and have some EOs in stock at Tropical Traditions), Rocky Mountain Oils and Mountain Rose Herbs. Again, I’m going to check out the other companies you list here.

    Oh, before I go, some other great resources for EOs are Robert Tisserand and Andrea Butje from Aromahead Institute. Andrea has lots of great videos on YouTube if anyone is interested. I’d be interested in knowing other resources that are out there.

    Thanks for letting me share.

    P.S. I am most assuredly in no way HONESTLY not affiliated with any of the above people and/or companies. These are just my FAVES for now, as the EO industry and learning about EOs is always changing.

    Peace!!!

  11. Caroline Cebula says:

    What are your thoughts on Nature’s Truth essential oil? They’re $4.99 at Aldi’s this week!

  12. I need Pamogranad essential oil / perfume oil

  13. Sheila Carter says:

    Please forgive me if I have overly odes your results on the other brands, but I would love to have your opinion on Edens Garden and NOW brand oils…. thank you in advance.

  14. Hello,

    Loved your post, very informative especially when there are so many lies nowadays. My question to you is have you researched H2O oils?

  15. Hi Adrienne! I stayed up unti 4:30am reading your information. You are PHENOMENAL. I have two questions. And I apologize upfront if I have missed these answers in the other comments. Your response is extremely important to me.

    1). Have you done any research on the NUMA oils from Dr. Axe? I watched countless YouTube videos of him and even ordered his e-books. And I’m ready to get started . Do you have any information about the quality of his EO?

    2) I was reading a lot last night about Purify Skin Therapy. I have to say that their credentials and website full of information has blown me away!! At first I thought that doTerra was it for me, then started to commit to Young Living. But I would really appreciate if you had any information about the two that I mentioned. I’m READY to purchase oils now and am over the moon excited! Any help is VERY much appreciated?? Amy?

  16. Loving your articles. Yes Eo is very confusing and way to much info out there. I’m really liking edans garden information. Can you by chance tell me what you think of them. Thanks. Oil up!!!

  17. Question about Piping Rock oils. Are they quality/ organic??

  18. Nicolette says:

    Good day! I am struggling with making body sprays. I use polysorbate 20 as emulsifier – but it makes the mix so cloudy/milky 🙁 Some of my mixes also give mevidence an allergic reaction – red patches that start burning – how do I know if it’s the polysorbate or the oils?? My ratio is about 30 drops with 60ml (2oz??) rose water and distilled water and one tin your teaspoon polysorbate 20. Please advise xxx

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    • Thanks. I have looked at them but haven’t evaluated them very deeply. Someone recommend a Chinese cleanse on their site to me – I was a bit concerned b/c of the stimulant laxative in it. Have you seen that?

      I am sorry but I don’t allow Direct Sales links on my site. Thanks.

    • Jean Swartz says:

      Dose anyone know about a company named ‘High Altitude Organics’?

  20. Toyin Taiwo says:

    Hello,

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