In this article I talk about how to buy essential oils, which oils are best and which to avoid, as well as some companies where you can buy essential oils.
NOTE: This post has been updated in Dec. 2017 to show my new opinions on essential oil companies. I find that it is a good practice to always research and observe things, and I have no qualms about changing my opinions on things when/if new information comes my way…
How to Buy Essential Oils
Let’s talk about how to buy essential oils. In my last post, I talked about “Which Essential Oil Company is Best?!” and I basically concluded that for me, I prefer Plant Therapy Essential Oils. Feel free to check that post out to learn more about how I came to that conclusion!
Once upon a time, I used a different essential oil company, one of those MLM ones (multi-level marketing). Many of those MLM essential oil companies make great essential oils, however, it’s not something that I prefer. Why did I stop using the MLM essential oils?
These are some of my personal reasons for changing essential oil companies:
- If you are introverted and/or have a phobia of phone calls…MLM essential oil companies will not be where you find success from a business angle.
- If you feel incredibly uncomfortable being 100% loyal to one company…and if you don’t like the idea of trying to convince everyone you meet that your company is the best thing in the whole wide world….MLM companies aren’t for you.
- If you have issues with the fact that MLM essential oils are uber expensive…while the top ranking sellers get free cruises and free vacations…then supporting MLM companies might not be for you.
After much research (that I talk about here), I have currently chosen to use Plant Therapy Essential Oils. However, I love researching and learning about other companies and trying them out. In fact, I have a friend that I get together with from time to time to discuss the pros and cons of different essential oil companies. So if you have a favorite essential oil company, feel free to tell me about them in the comments!
This post is about how to buy essential oils. Specifically, Plant Therapy Essential Oils.
I need to start by emphasizing that it is NOT a good idea to buy any Essential Oils from Amazon or eBay. Why? I have read countless stories about people buying essential oils on those sites, only to find out that their essential oil was diluted with carrier oils like coconut oil or even olive oil. If they are cheaper than from a company’s website, that should be a warning that something might not be right!
If you are new to essential oils, getting a starter kit of some sort is a great place to start:
This Plant Therapy Essential Oil Starter Kit is a great way to get a good introduction to essential oils.
I also bought this 7 & 7 Aromafuse Gift Set, and I LOVE it! It comes with 7 essential oils and 7 essential oil blends, and I love every single one of them…except the Tea Tree essential oil, but that’s just because I don’t like that smell. The essential oil blends are amazing, and I LOVE them all. It also comes with a diffuser, which is a wonderful way to use essential oils in your home.
Either the starter kit or the 7 & 7 Aromafuse gift set are both great ways to get introduced to essential oils. Don’t forget to check out my post about Which Essential Company is the Best?! to learn how I decided on using Plant Therapy essential oils.
Another great thing to do in order to learn more about essential oils is to get some great reference books.
Here are some good essential oil books:
- The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
- Essential Oils: Natural Remedies by Althea Press
- Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes by Pam Farley
I hope my information on how to buy essential oils helps you out on your own essential oil journey. If you ever have questions, feel free to comment here or email me!