What is the Best Essential Oil Brand?
I've been working with essential oils for over twenty years now. It's understandable why I'm often asked what the best essential oil brand or company is considering the number of not-so-good and bogus essential oil companies in existence.
Although there are indeed some problematic essential oil companies that you need to watch out for, be assured that there are many wonderful, reputable essential oil brands available that are owned/managed by ethical and knowledgeable essential oil professionals.
There is no one company that stands out as being the best essential oil brand much like there isn't one single company that stands out as being the best automotive company, etc. (This is a loose example, but please bear with me here.) I know that may not be what you're hoping to hear as it would be so much easier to just be told where to shop to get the best essential oils. But that wouldn't be fair to you in the long run. So many factors come into play, and a number of them are subjective and are based on your own personal needs. The criteria that is the most important to me may not be as important to you and vice versa.
When you begin shopping for essential oils, you'll begin to notice and learn about the pros and cons of each brand that you purchase. You will likely learn that you prefer certain essential oils from one company and other oils from another. Over time, you will discover the brand(s) that you personally consider the best for your own needs. And that's how it should be. Your needs and what is important to you when selecting essential oils and a brand is unique to you.
Here is a list of the 14 crucial factors that I consider when selecting the best essential oil brand to shop with when purchasing particular essential oils:
- GC/MS Reporting Availability
- Sizes Available
- Sustainability Policies of the Company
- How Long in Business
- Web Site Usability
- Does the Company Have Any Certified Aromatherapists on Staff?
- Customer Service/Knowledge/Assistance
- Availability and Quality of Essential Oil Information
- Company Location
- Shipping Fee
- Shipping Speed
How to Find Reputable Essential Oil Brands
Refer to AromaWeb's Guide to Shopping for Essential Oils to view objective tips that will help you choose reputable essential oil suppliers that are the best for your needs.
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