Which Essential Oils Company is Best? Young Living and doTERRA – Part 4

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Here we are again – moving toward finding the Best Essential Oils Company.

To clarify, what I'm after here is the Best Essential Oils Company for the money.

So you can work on natural healing without breaking the bank–and I think I've found a good one.

Just being realistic:

I'm one person looking into a bunch of companies–with some help.  So I'm leaving the door open to the possibility that I might be wrong.

I've had to admit I was wrong about things before.
–  My thinking that Lilla Rose Flexi Clips were a waste of money (see my “changed my mind Lilla Rose review” here).
– or saying my Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid was a great idea.

We need to be willing to admit we were wrong.

Was I wrong about Young Living?  Remember my enthusiastic posts about their Thieves and Peppermint and Wintergreen?

Let's find out.

Today I'm going to share what happened as I looked into the “heavy hitters” in the Essential Oils Industry–

(Oh, and if you are jumping in in the middle of all of this, here is a link to Part 3.)

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Young Living and doTERRA.

If you've been looking into essential oils at all, chances are you have come across YL and DT.

You've had folks tell you “Young Living is the best!” or “doTERRA is the most pure”.

Or something like that.

I touched on some of these issues in Best Essential Oils Post – Part 1.  But here's more.

First up–Young Living

Young Living Review

1.  Reputation and Ethics –  There are some pretty not-so-savory things on the internet about D. Gary Young.  Of course, the internet can be full of truths and lies.  But I still think these things are worth paying attention to.  Dr. Stephen Barrett has written a load of unsavory things about D. Gary Young.  In fact, this information is a lot of what gave me pause when I initially was looking into signing up with YL.  I mean, the Thieves Oil worked great for me, but I really didn't like what I was reading.

Now, I do have my concerns about Mr. Barrett–mainly that he's basically an “anti-alternative therapy” hound.  And I like alternative therapies.  Most of them, at least.

I personally am very concerned about abuses in the alternative medical field.  But I'm also concerned about abuses in Western medicine.

My family and I have been harmed by the practices of traditional Western medicine (overuse of anti-biotics, over-use of prescriptions meds, doctors misdiagnosing acid reflux, etc.).  In some cases, we've been healed despite what mainstream doctors told us to do.

I know there are abuses on both sides.  But Quackwatch appears to be just targeting everything alternative:  Chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese medicine….You name it.  If it's alternative, it's Barrett's target.

I could go on and on about his site, but suffice it to say that I am not sure of all of Barrett's accusations against Gary Young. (UPDATE – All comments by Mr. Barrett against Gary Young appear to have been removed so I can't cite them any longer.)

However, his writings about Young Living and Gary Young leave something to ponder.  Moreso in light of what else I found…

2. OSHA Violations – I found this interesting entry referring to Young Living OSHA violations.  I didn't find any by the other oils companies, although I didn't look all of the essential oils companies up, of course.  That would take a long long time and I couldn't find them all for sure.

Now, Young Living is the oldest oils company, so they've had more time for there to be violations, and all of the violations appear to be of the same incident.

Of course, OSHA violations don't mean that a company is bad.  If they cleaned up their procedures correctly, then possibly their new procedures are better than ever.

3.  Non-Indigenous PlantsMany A good number (updated 4/2015) of Young Living's farms are located in the U.S.  I think that's fine for a company being more “in control” of their product, but not great if you follow conventional wisdom that plants grow best (and have the best therapeutic qualities) when they are grown in their indigenous locations (where they are supposed to grow naturally).

If you read through the comments of Best Essential Oils Parts 2 & 3, you'll see that Young Living reps tout the fact that YL farms are in the U.S. as being an advantage–that it gives Young Living control over the whole process.  Maybe, but other companies like doTERRA and most of the other companies I've looked into have their oils sourced from wherever the plants grow naturally for higher quality.

4.  What's That Smell?

You know I like testing things before recommending them to you, like in my:

Best Cinnamon Sugar and
Best Eye Makeup Remover posts.

Then you won't be surprised to know that we did this with essential oils as well.

I purchased YL, doTERRA, Mountain Rose Herbs, Aura Cacia, and 2 other companies' oils and did a little “Smell Challenge” with my not-so-specially-trained Smell Testing Panel (a.k.a. my family).

THE CHALLENGE:

We had a blind smell test of 3-5 brands of the same oil.

In each instance, Young Living was singled out as having a chemical (synthetic) overtone.

Does that mean there were synthetics added?

Not necessarily of course, but we still didn't care for it.

doTERRA Review

Besides buying the Young Living Starter Kit, I also bought a large kit of doTERRA's oils to try them out against YL.  I asked doTERRA reps and corporate employees tons of questions, and I even used their oils exclusively for awhile.

One thing I really like about doTERRA is their educational resources — and also, their oils smell great.

But their great smell is part of what concerns me.

One thing I really don't care for is that a lot of doTERRA reps (and corporate employees as well) say something like, “You'll know it works by its smell.”

This from doTERRA's website: “A 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oil should have a balanced, broad fragrance profile and should smell crystal clean.”  I don't know about you, but I don't know what “crystal clean” means.

Before I go into more–I mentioned distillation techniques in one of my previous posts.  Basically, the going wisdom about essential oils is that you put the plant parts and water in a distiller and under low pressure and low temperature, you distill the essential oils out of the plant.

They travel down a tube and into a vat–along with the steam.  The oil collects on top of the water and is removed and–voila–you have essential oils.

The most coveted, and most expensive (and thought to be the most therapeutic) oil is that which is collected during the first part of the distillation period.  The resulting oil is called “first distilled.”

This “first distillation” only applies to ylang ylang and possibly peppermint, according to what I have learned.

1.  PEPPERMINT

doTERRA's peppermint smells good enough to eat–as in “candy cane” good.

But that might be a problem.  Here's why.

Most peppermint essential oils smell like the peppermint you find growing out in nature. Kind of herby and not really like a candy cane.

Candy-cane-smelling peppermint is apparently, according to several sources, possibly from a redistill.   The oils are either redistilled or some components are taken out to give the oil a clean pepperminty candy smell. (Source).

The other alternative is that someone did something else to the peppermint oil to reduce the herby smell.

This is exactly what doTERRA's peppermint oils smell like.  So yummy, in fact, that if you have kiddos in the house, you'd best keep it out of arm's reach.

Here is the response I got from doTERRA stating that their peppermint oil is a “complete distill”:

You can let her know that our Peppermint uses complete
distillation.  There is 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and complete and we use complete.  (Source:  my email.)

So if in fact, the first distillation of peppermint oil is the most valuable, then their peppermint oil might not be top quality.

Update 8/16:

If there is truly no such thing as more than one distillation of peppermint, as many say, then why is doTERRA stating that there is a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and complete distillation of peppermint?  Possibly it was an error.

Please note, this whole topic is very confusing and I am digging into it more and am going to be adding more information to this series about it and/or addressing it again in another post.  You can read some information in later posts about why one chemist thinks that doTERRA's peppermint mint smell this way.

2.  YLANG YLANG 

doTERRA prides itself on selling the top of the line quality.  Their ylang ylang, however, is also a complete distillation.  Some may say that this is a matter of taste, but in the essential oils industry, the first distill of ylang ylang is more valued and therefore, a higher priced oil.  To their credit, doTERRA does call their ylang ylang a complete distill on their website.

Ylang Ylang first distill (which is referred to as “extra”) is typically considered to be the quality of oil that is most sought after / of highest therapeutic quality–not the complete distillation.

3.  TERRASHIELD

Thanks to Kitchen Stewardship, I realized that doTERRA doesn't disclose all of the oils in this bug repellant blend.  I will say that we have used this to treat after bite itching (and my son likes it), but I think that not including ingredients on a label is not preferable. (UPDATE – doTERRA now discloses the ingredients of their Terra Shield blend. I'm glad they are doing that.)

What I think is troubling here is that doTERRA makes a lot of claims about their oils being the best–top quality.  And their prices sure reflect that.  I don't think I would purchase complete, 2nd or 3rd distillation oil for more than other companies are selling 1st distill for–would you?

UPDATE 4/16: I will be updating this distillation information.

Of course, there are other things to think about–purity, etc.  So we'll keep the conversation going and touch on other companies as well.

I hope this all makes sense.  If not—ask away.

Thanks for your patience!  This has been a long road, but I promise, we are nearing the end.

4.  FRANKINCENSE

This isn't necessarily a negative, but thought I should point it out since Frankincense is such a popular essential oil these days.

Most companies sell either just one variety of Frankincense Oil, or several varieties, but doTERRA's Frankincense is, at least as of the date I am writing this addition to this post (Aug 2016), a blend of different varieties (source):

– carterii (typically the least expensive)
– serrata
– frereana

The Rest of the Best Essential Oils Series:

– Which Essential Oils Company is Best? – Part 1
 – What a Good Essential Oils Company Should Have – Part 2
– Which Essential Oils Company is Best – Troubles with the Oils Industry – Part 3
– Are Multi-Level Marketing Oils Worth It? – Part 5
– Distillation, Bias, Vomit and Personal Attacks – Part 6
Announcing “the Best” Essential Oils Company – Part 7 

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UPDATE: 2/7/16:

What About Other Direct Sales Oils Companies?

I get asked all the time what I think about other direct sales essential oils companies.  And there are more and more of them coming out all the time….. including companies with other products at the forefront that are adding EOs to their product lines.

I looked at all of the Direct Sales Essential Oils companies (Ameo, Be Young…..) and didn't want to go with any of them for numerous reasons.

Well, I still feel the same way, but I have found a company that meets my high standards — and they happen have a nice essential oils offering.

So, if you REALLY want to make money and have essential oils as a part of that, I highly recommend you check out Neal's Yard Organics.

I'd heard of them before, and frankly, had “poo pooed” them – but only because I felt they didn't have a large enough of a selection of oils. Well, I recently ended up going with them for their personal care (including award-winning skincare) and am loving the aromatherapy side of their business.  I even got to talk to Susan Curtis, the author of this amazing book on Essential Oils just after I signed up.

Regardless of whether you are interested in having a home business, however, this book, Essential Oils, by Susan Curtis is a must buy in my book.

NYR Neal's Yard Essential Oils Book by Susan Curtis

Essential Oils, by Susan Curtis is not brand specific and is really one of the best books on essential oils that I have found. It's organized well for the beginner, but with plenty of fabulous information for the more advanced user.  It's newly updated with new content and better organization.  Plus DK Books designed it.  If you know anything about DK Books, you know how lovely, in addition to informative, this book is.

The book is small but the company is coming out with a new book soon and it will cover many more oils at much more depth.  I will share this book when I have it available.

This is not the company that I ended up going with for oils, as they don't have enough oils for those of us who want to use oils a lot, but they do have a nice aromatherapy option in addition award winning skincare.

I'd love for you to join me with this fabulous company. No website fees and no huge minimums. Just $100 in a rolling 12 months.

Anyhow, we're not done yet………

Keep reading to find out where I ended up as far as choosing as essential oils goes…….

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  1. I think you have some of your ‘findings’ incorrect. Im pretty sure Young Living has a policy of distilling from plants and trees that are grown in their natural soil Young Living also owns its own farms where, if Im correct, have a tighter quality control over their products than only outsourcing like Doterra. I hear that Doterra uses vanilla in their oils to make them smell better where as Young Living is 100% pure oil. When I look for oils such as Lemon, Lemon Grass, Frankincense, etc I look for the ‘do not ingest’ or ‘not for consumption’ statement so I wont purchase them. If you are warned from ingesting any oil that comes from an edible plant or tree Id stay very clear of the distilled oil since its mixed with a synthetic source of some sort. So in this case, I think you might be switching the Young Living oils (most of which are ingestible) with Doterra and the others (which are not).

  2. Heather Bentley says:

    What about Dr. Josh Axe’s essential oils?

  3. Any thoughts on the Melaleuca brand EOs?

    • Hi there. That company has artificial colors and fragrances in their other products and they use acesulfame potassium which is not a sweetener that I am comfortable with. Did you notice that?

  4. elly castrellon says:

    Your series on essential oils is like A BOOK I CAN’T PUT DOWN!!! I just read 1-4 and will be going on to the rest, but wanted to ask…. have you found a company that makes 1st distilled YLANG YLANG? Why reinvent the wheel ya know? Thank you again for all the info, I just liked your page on FB <3 and look forward to your posts. Have a good day, from California 🙂

  5. Marilyn Porter says:

    I just went to Dr. Axe who has a very high reputation and just did an essential free webinar and sells USDA organic certified oils call Numa Oils . They are in deep blue glass bottle and have the latin name on it . What do you think of Dr. Axe s Numa essential pure oils ? He is a licensed alternative doctor and also sells organic certified USDA vitamins and protein and bone broth products. I have become attached to Dr. Axes website . Once again what is your take on Dr. Axes Numa brand essential Oils

  6. Rebecca Sustaita says:
    • Hi Rebecca. Yes, I addressed this in the next post. The whole topic is very confusing as you will read. It seems that many in the industry talk about these several distillations, but Pappas asserts that they don’t happen. Other sources have since said that they don’t really happen. I have adjusted my posts to try to explain that.

      Is there a specific question that you have? Thanks!

  7. Well thanks you for looking into these oils and for all the different looks into several different companies. It is nice to be able to see it in one spot. As well as the back grounds of them. Thanks for all your followers for there added comments to help make a decision easier. After reading your sites and comments. I think I will try young living. I do wonder if anyone has heard of Saje this is one that I have tried and I like some but not sure that they are 100%. Thanks and have fun posting.

  8. The biggest difference between Youngliving and Doterra, that I could find, is, in fact, the seed to seal promise that Youngliving offers. Buying on the open market and trusting an unknown source (that could change with every bottle) did/does not seem like a good choice to me.
    Also, there is no difference between the contents of the Youngliving vitality line and the Youngliving regular essential oils line other that the label. The government requires ingestables to be labeled separately from topical or diffusable oils. I hope you find this information helpful. I did and choose youngliving! Joined mid-december 2016 and very happy

    • Hi there. I only recommend buying from a company that tests each and every batch for that reason (the possibility of sources changing, etc.). I actually am very concerned about the ingestion issue but that is another topic for another post :). Thanks for reading!

  9. I’ve found this series of articles most informative – thank you!! I believe in the use/importance/power of essential oils but also that caution should be exercised. I have purchased mainly DoTERRA oils – initially introduced by a friend, I jumped on a “good intro deal”… but soon realized I needed out. DoTERRA presents to me: a disconnect of wellness principles. For example, they suggest a recipe for deodorant using their essential oils and TALCUM powder (a controversial ingredient to say the least)!!! In addition they add questionable ingredients to their own line of products (as you mentioned in your articles). I am against the suggestion of ingesting oils especially by “adding drops to your water” oil in water is not dilution! The pushing to be part of a pyramid scheme was an additional turn off.

    If I may suggest an edit, above you state that carterii Frankincense is the “cheapest” yet RMO indicates serrata.

    I look forward to continuing my use of essential oils with RMO 🙂

  10. I find your article interesting. It seems with a little more research you would find that Young Living has farms all over the world, not just in the USA. YL also sources oils from partner farms. Plants grown in the US are ones that thrive in that climate/location. Chemical constituents must meet testing standards. I also find it interesting that you discuss Gary Young and bring up negativity there, but avoid how doTerra actually started.

    • When I wrote the post I don’t think I felt that there was anything negative about the beginning of doTERRA but I would be fine if you want to share what you know. Thanks for reading!

      • The founder of doTerra used to be the marketing director for Young Living. When he suggested to Gary a young that his profit margin could be increased by outsourcing most of his product, Gary did not concur. His objective has always been to purchase farms around the world so that he could grow his own product sources as the first step in his carefully developed commitment to quality control.

        I guess it’s best to disclose that I do not sell YL or DT, but after expensive research I do buy YL.

        The marketing director gathered up a team of other YL employees in various departments and developed his own company, smearing Gary Young’s name with help from people unassociated with alternative health as you have quoted which served to propel his successful start up.

        I’m sure there’s more to report but that’s the just of what I gleaned through my own investigation years ago. I have yet to be convinced that any other company has the commitment and the resources to supply a better product than Young Living’s.

  11. Please review the following links: http://www.seedtoseal.com
    https://wecanoilit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/12-Questions-to-Ask-an-Essential-Oil-Company.pdf

    Lots of your facts are NOT straight and people are missing out 🙁

    • Hi there.

      I have read about Seed to Seal. Please tell me what you think isn’t accurate about my information. Putting a link to a document by Young Living makes it hard for me or for anyone else to sort through the information. I don’t know that I agree with all that is in that document. I don’t think that a company needs to have its own testing lab to test oils. In fact, many could argue that it’s better to have a third party do the testing.

      • Point 3. Young Living has many of it’s own farms, 3 in the US, France, Oman, Ecuador and the newest one in Canada. The plants are selected and grown in the best atmosphere for optimal oils to be produced. The soil is amended with only natural fertilizers such as worm castings (the farm in Ecuador has a unique worm casting system built by Gary young to fertilize the plants from the very start). The land used to grow every single oil must have been free from any pesticides and commercial farming practices. Weeds are allowed to grow, or taken out by hand to show that no chemical herbicides have been used. Years of time goes into investigating and developing an oil to determine the exact best species to use, the soil/climate needed, the number of years for maturation, the right time to harvest and how long to allow the material to sit before it is distilled ONE time (in a distiller that Gary Young designs and often builds himself). He is not in this for the money, essential oils are his passion and he wants to see that everyone in the world has access to the best oils that this earth can produce. We also have CO-OP farms all over the world that must adhere to the same standard of Seed to Seal because if not, the oil is destroyed and never used. If the oil does not meet the exceptionally high standards already set by years of experimentation, then it does not make the cut at all – we just won’t use it.
        Point 4. The smell. There are only about 200 noses in the world that have been trained enough to smell slight chemical differences in one oil to another. To say that an oil has a ‘chemical smell’ is interesting terminology as essential oils are simply a multitude of chemical compounds. Gary Young has spent YEARS of his life training under renowned aromatherapists in Europe to train his nose to know those differences. He also used those years of training to develop processes around testing each oil batch as it’s in distillation. Most of the farms have state of the art (European standard) testing equipment of all different types that is done onsite. The oils from each batch are also 3rd party tested. All other companies must trust that the oil providers they buy from are telling the truth about their growing, distilling and production processes. If you aren’t following the oils from the very seed they grow from, how can you know they are pure? Distillation of essential oils is an extremely specific science. Here’s a quote “Here is an example of the importance of precise timing during distillation. Cypress has 280 known chemical constituents, and all 280 constituents must be present for Cypress to have [the appropriate] potency. If it is distilled for 20 hours, only 20 of the 280 properties are released. If distilled for 26 hours, none of the properties are released. Most Cypress available in the US market is distilled for about 3 1/2 hours. The correct length of time for distilling Cypress is 24 hours, releasing all 280 properties.” Debra Raybern.
        Note: Are you aware that the 4 founders of doTerra used to work for Young Living in high up privileged positions of access? They left and within months created doTerra with strikingly similar blend recipes to many of Young Living’s proprietary blends. One of the men even positioned himself at the top of his MLM design, thereby making himself the top earner in the chain of downlines.

  12. Can you please give your thoughts on the best way to treat high blood pressure w oils? I currently have DT oils on hand.

  13. Lauren Frazer says:

    I just learnt that being CPTG is a thing that doTerra actually created, is there a bigger organisation or offical organisation that the oil companies have to test through like how food is certified organic?

  14. Michelle Hollar says:

    I use both oil companies but you can tell a big difference in smell and taste. I use lemon in my water every day and the young living one I love. The doterra one tastes and smells like pledge.

    • Interesting. I just wanted to point out that I don’t recommend internal use of essential oils without the oversight of a medical practitioner or aromatherapist — also you might wish to read this post on essential oil emulsifying. It has to do w/ the water and oil issue. http://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/essential-oil-emulsifier/ Thanks for reading!

      • Young Living has a vitality line that is for ingestion. I ingest my oils all of the time without hesitation.

        • Perhaps you should ask if there is any difference b/t the oils in the vitality line and their other oils as far as what is in the container. I still stand by my comments about internal use. Thanks for reading!

          • It’s all about the labeling and fda compliance. As you stated the medical industry has issues with anything alternative medicine. If I can grate lemon peel and squeeze lemon in my water the eo is fine. YL has farms all over the world you didn’t do you homework. Yes there are three in the USA. You forgot france,croatia,israel,Oman Taiwan equator,Canada and newest in australia. I also find it comical all these NEW EO companies springing up. They all have one thing in common – they are copying young living and trying to cash in. I myself always prefer the teacher not the student. Anyone afraid of ingesting shouldn’t be buying any supplements anywhere on the market they are full of oils from who knows where

          • Hi Tinka.

            Well, there is a big difference b/t squeezing lemon peel and using lemon EO in your water. I’ve read that 1 drop of lemon EO is equal to 1 pound of lemons. Furthermore, it is concentrated and can do damage to mucosal membranes. This post should help: https://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/essential-oil-emulsifier/

            As for YL farms all over, not sure what you mean about my not doing my homework. This series was written in 2012 so perhaps some things have changed but I never set out to state where all of the farms that YL gets their oils from. I don’t think that the companies are copying YL b/c they don’t have the same way of educating nor the same oils but in the sense that they are trying to get natural means of helping into the hands of people and/or trying to make money then you are correct.

            There are many supplements without essential oils and again, the mucosal membrane issue is a concern. I do think it’s important to use good supplement companies.

  15. So this was all about doTerra you never did get into the difference of Young Loving and doTerra. I’m still in search of which one to pick and now you’ve added a new one to my list.

    • There are different things written in the post about both companies and what I thought about them. There are more things that I could add that have come up since then but suffice it to say that when you read the final post you can see where I ended up. Thanks for reading!

  16. samantha smith says:

    The CPTG testing begins immediately after distillation with each oil being reviewed for its chemical composition. A second round of testing is carried out at our production facility to ensure that what was distilled and tested is the same essential oil as was received. A third review of the chemistry of the oil is conducted in a three-phase procedure as the oils are packaged into the bottles we use as consumers. Each of these tests confirms that the essential oil is free of contaminants and unexpected alterations during production.
    The CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol includes the following tests:
    • Organoleptic testing
    • Microbial testing
    • Gas chromatography
    • Mass spectrometry
    • Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
    • Chirality testing
    • Isotopic analysis
    • Heavy metal testing

    • My friend is a bit of an egomaniac but we love him. He tells me something is “HCL approved” which are his initials letting all of us know that it meets his approval, therefore, it must be the best. Do you see what I am getting at?

      Although this phrase, “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” sounds very official (and implies that there is some sort of verified body of certification), it is really just a registered trademark. You know, the little TM (like this: ™) that means a company has coined a phrase and made it so that no other companies can use it? CPTG is a tagline that doTerra created that can only be used on its products and not on anyone else’s.

      Just like McDonald’s uses “I’m Lovin’ It ™” or Nike’s “Just Do It ™”, CPTG is a trademark or catchphrase that is registered by doTerra that cannot be used by any other company for advertising purposes.

  17. How can you base what little you have stated on what little research you have done? If you don’t research every company you can’t make a valid argument about which one is better.

    • I’m sorry but what are you saying regarding little research? There is more that I found out than what I wrote. There is no way to research every company in the world. There are more and more showing up each and every day. Let me know.

    • I agree. This isn’t truly research, but rather she is sharing as one who is going through what would appear to be the beginning stages of developing an opinion based on unofficial practice and somewhat sporadic (“didn’t use it long enough” to make warts go away–and considering that a groin injury would inherently heal with time, it isn’t probably that the DT had anything to do with this) use in a vastly uncontrolled environment. The inconsistencies are evident to the seasoned user of these products which she presents herself to be.

      Yet many in the comment thread possess the knowledge to answer to her follower’s (and her own) questions and lack of understanding, whereas she is still in the investigative stages herself. She should have done more in depth research if she wants to speak with an authoritative voice in this industry.

      In my experience, the DT crowd are those that follow mass media marketing gimmicks and the YL crowd are those who see through it and follow through with their investigation to a fact-based conclusion based on science.

      • Hello Mary. Thanks for commenting.

        I don’t think that I talked about one company being good or not based on wart removal performance. In fact, I am sure that I did not.

        Regarding the groin injury – it went away very quickly. Within days. So that wasn’t a lot of time and in fact, I left the company that made those oils for various reasons.

        This series was done years ago and I have done a lot more research and many more posts. So that should reassure you. I was trying to choose the best essential oils company for the money and I think I did that as best as I could at the time.

        May I ask what oils company you think I went with? Perhaps you are mistaken and that is what you are basing your comment on.

        Perhaps you would be interested in commenting again after you finish reading the series. Thanks.