26 Jun 6 of the most compared Essential Oils.
How to choose the most pure Oil.
Comparing the different oils
Safety – since some essential oils are safe to be ingested, FDA has released brands that are “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS). If the brands say their oils are not food grade, then check for other tests they underwent to prove that they are safe to be inhaled or be applied on skin. Do this checking especially if you see labels such as “Therapeutic Grade” because this term is unregulated – meaning anyone can claim that their essential oils are of therapeutic grade quality.
Purity – the effectiveness of essential oils depends largely on its purity. It’s really important to know that some companies use chemical fillers to increase the volume of the product AND sell it at a lower price (since 100% pure essential oils are expensive). Essential oils are best when they are bottled 100% pure.
Customer Service – A product is more reliable if their customer service can be reached easily. In a brand, look for toll-free hotlines, website, or an email address.
Price – Last, but not the least, look for the price. Premium high quality and 100% pure essential oils are generally more expensive than the others, so if you see such labels and note that their price is cheap, be careful.
Comparisons and information of different companies.
• 1. Young Living
Young Living has been in the market for 25 years! That’s a great accomplishment since essential oils only became highly popular these past years. They were definitely ahead of their time.
What I love about Young Living is that they make sure of the quality of their product by supervising it from the start up to the point when they are marketed by their distributors.
Their seeds are harvested from various farms worldwide giving them the advantage of producing more arrays of oils.
Their manners of production range from steam extraction for distillation, cold pressing, and resin tapping. One of the most impressive things about Young Living is that they give personal customer support. The only thing considered a downside in this brand is its price; compared to others, this brand is costly. Still, with excellent quality, it is a great trade off. And like the old saying goes- you get what you pay for.
2. Healing Solutions
Healing Solutions may not be a obvious choice if you read essential oil reviews, but head over to Amazon and you’ll realize that they are one of the best-selling brands, with more than 5,000 reviews on just one product.
Their website says that they have a full-time, in house Essential Oils scientist which guarantees the purity in every bottle. Additionally, their products underwent extensive in-house GCMS testing; GCMS is short for Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometry. This test the individual components of an essential oil to check for its purity and quality. A company that does this test gets points for diligence.
3. Eden’s Garden
Edens Garden website pledges that their products are 100% unadulterated. Additionally, the essential oils’ test results including the Materials Safety Data Sheets are available upon request.
They also have a 3rd party GCMS testing center which checks their oils at the highest standards.
Built in 2009, this company is relatively newer, but their confidence on their product is respectable; offering a 30-day Money Back Guarantee should consumers not like their oils.
The customer service is also approachable, offering as many channels as they can to accommodate questions. If you’re looking for affordable, high-quality products that come in a set, Edens Garden is the way to go.
doTERRA is taking quality checking to a whole new level by creating an internal CPTG testing process. CPTG stands for Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. This means that in every bottle, there is only 100% pure essential oil.
Founded in 2008, the pioneers of this company are known science professionals, some of whom previously worked in Young Living.
The most impressive thing, however, is their Global Botanical Network. This scheme allows them to work with distillers and farmers from across 40 countries.
The most common way of production is steam distillation and cold pressing.
Two things about doTERRA though: they are quite expensive and the test results are not published in their site.
5. NOW Foods
Their products are 100% pure, except for the jasmine blend which uses synthetic scents due to the extremely expensive price of jasmine oil.
Transparency-wise, NOW Foods have published their Materials Safety Sheets in their website for each of their product.
Aside from having an in-house quality testing, they also use third-party laboratories when needed. The only problem about NOW Foods is how they handle customer service: there is a list of phone numbers, but there’s no toll-free line.
6. Plant Therapy
This company made its launch in 2011 with the goal of providing premium quality essential oils at affordable price.
Even though Plant Therapy is relatively young, they know the importance of transparency in the market.
If you want to know about their oils, all you need to do is go to the product page and scroll down for Test Results which you can download in PDF format. More than that, you can also see the Materials Safety Sheet for each essential oil.
Plant Therapy uses a third-party testing center for their quality checks. While it’s true that this company is still a baby and in great need of customer reviews, the quality of their product and its affordability make up for it.
That’s it! The 6 Best Essential Oil Brands in the market.
My suggestion is for you to make a quick tour to their website to see for yourself. Remember that you can test their oils by purchasing their least expensive variant. Don’t hesitate to contact their support team and download the resources available in their site to facilitate your own, little investigation.
Live better with essential oils!