One of the most common questions I get asked is “where do you purchase your essential oils from”? And it’s a great question, which is why I decided to put this post together. In short answer, many different companies and I will list a few of my favorites in a minute. But first let me give you my two cents worth of advice on how to choose the right company for you and your oily needs.
A Word on Regulation
It's All On the Label
Things You Should See in a Good Company
- Easy public access to each essential oil’s GC/MS reports.
- Essential oil education on their website or blog, in a brochure, etc. that teaches consumers how to use their products safely and effectively.
- Background information on the company and their philosophy.
- Certified or registered aromatherapists on staff.
- The use of plants and plant materials harvested in their natural indigenous habitat.
- A good selection of oils available.
Things You Should Not See in a Company
- Very little or no information on the essential oil’s safety or usage.
- Promotion of unsafe practices such as recipes with high dilution rates, neat application, and casual internal usage.
- Lacking important information such as where their oils come from and/or any testing results.
- False or far-fetched claims such as those stating that use of the oil will cure a health condition.
- The sale of other fragrance oils or perfume oils.
- A strong focus on sales through pushy salespeople or marketing tactics.