Purchasing Quality Essential Oils
"But, how do I know my essential oils are pure & top quality?" This is a question that I often receive, & there is no short answer as essential oils are unregulated. You often need to do your research: know the product's extraction methods, Latin binomial, & actually familiarize yourself with the essential oil. It is good if they have third-party testing & the research to support their oils.
I've put together a list of essential oil brands that I know & trust, have been familiarized with during my Aromatherapist training, or have done my research on. Check each website out for yourself, read their stories, & find your favorite!
doTERRA is another quality brand that I have enjoyed in the past, but I am not a fan of MLM's & have leaned away from their products. Their essential oils undergo CPTG or Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade testing to assure quality.
Enfleurage goes on to explain that "[Therapeutic Grade] is a meaningless statement as there is no standard explaining what that is. It's an MLM term--Multi-level Marketing." Enfleurage does not carry any synthetics, learn about their oils & process here.
Transparency is at the core of Plant Therapy & they publish their essential oil test reports to prove it. Plant Therapy is third-party tested using the GC/MS tests as well.
Try them out & see which brands you gravitate towards. To know & trust local small businesses that sell pure, quality essential oils is awesome too! Do your research & be safe out there.
Bronwen, Certified Aromatherapist, New York Institute of Aromatherapy