Essential Oils Company Reviews

Essential Oils Company Reviews (6)

In depth informations on the best essential oil companies, how we rated them, and what other people are saying that have purchased from them. Would you like to see us review an essential oil company not listed here? Let us know!

Rocky Mountain Oils Review

rocky mountain oils reviewRocky Mountain Oils scored a 25.5 out of a possible 30 points. Each company is given a score based on 6 main qualities and an extra point if they are a Fair Trade company. You can read a full description of our rating system for a more thorough explination. Rocky Mountain Oils is one of the best essential oils companies that we came across and we highly recommend their products.

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Quality

Rocky Mountain Oils is committed to delivering the highest quality oils and they don't just say those words but prove it with their 100% satisfaction guarantee and back it by providing actual GC/MS test results free of charge through their website. To view the actual GC/MS test for your oil, simply enter the unique batch number found on the bottom of your bottle on their site and see the GC/MS test results. There is no other site we came across that provides this directly through their website.

They are also Guaranteed S.A.A.F.E. which is an acronym that stands for SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, AUTHENTIC, ANALYSIS, FREE OF ADULTERANTS, and EFFECTIVE & PURE. By offering 3rd party testing and sharing those results freely with the public in a way that is easy for people to access, shows that Rocky Mountain Oils is a company with nothing to hide and holds themselves to the highest standards possible because they care and committed to truly providing the highest quality oils. Information on how their oils are distilled can be found for each product while you are shopping.

Their transparency as a company is even reflected in their openly disclosing the truth that there are NO OFFICIAL STANDARDS specified for essential oils products sold in the U.S.A. as many other companies may subtly try to get you to believe. Rocky Mountain Oils has created their own internal standards of quality which involves rigorous testing. Find out more about their STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE 100GSOQ PROTOCOL.

Their return policy reflects this as well with 90 days, full refund and they even cover the shipping. This is unrivaled in the industry. They believe and stand behind their products.

Price

The price is really good for these quality oils but we did not take quality into account when comparing pricing between companies. We simply compared the price for a set amount of ml for 5 different commonly used oils. For this reason RMO comes in at 2.5 out of 5 stars. For household cleaning you may want to use less expensive oils but when it comes to use on your body or for aromatherapy these oils are excellent and well worth the price.

Variety

RMO has a great selection of both singles as well as blends. At the time of the writing of this review they have 78 single oils and 60 blends available for purchase through their website.

Website

The website is not only visually attractive but organized nicely and easy to use. Finding what we were looking for was simple and intuitive. It was easy to spot specials as well as starter kits for beginners that had a nice well rounded variety.

Creating an account was simple. When shopping you can add any items in your cart to a wishlist to save for later if you are not ready to process your order right away which is a nice feature.

At any time you can check on the quality of any oil you have ordered from RMO directly on their site by Inputing Your Batch Number located on the bottle. You will see the 3rd party test results giving you confidence when it relates to using RMO oils when it relates to your health. This is an incredible feature that no one else in the industry is doing on their website that we have come across to date.

Access to the educational elements on the site is easy to find and navigate. Shopping is a breeze. Images of the bottles and ingredients with zoom effect on hover as well as access to applications and uses are available on the product page. Verified reviews are also available letting you know what other real people are saying about each product.

The site loads quickly and adapts for different devices so it will look great on your phone, tablet, or desktop. Overall this is a great website with lots of special features that make shopping and learning easy and enjoyable.

Education

They make things very simple for those just starting out by providing a very basic explanation of the essential information you need to know about getting started with essential oils. For those that want more information they have a very well written blog. Also each product contains great educational information directly on the page. They don't overload you with excess information but focus their educational materials on making it simple to understand, quick to read, and easy to digest. You will not be overwhelmed and at the same time you will become very informed.

Customer Service

Phone Support

Our experience with Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO) customer service was great. They were quick to answer when we called and they answered all of our questions and pointed us to useful information. Everyone we spoke with was very knowledgeable and took their time talking with us as if we were their only customer. Even when asking very basic questions that were already answered on the website they were very patient and never made us feel rushed. On a different call asking more detailed and informed questions they were equally helpful and readily able to answer our questions.

Refund Policy

Rocky Mountain Oils has probably the best return policy we have seen online. There is a 90 day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 90 DAYS for a FULL REFUND. Products can be returned for any reason, even if opened, for up to 90 days and they even will send you a return shipping label.

What Others Are Saying

People love RMO. There were so many 5 star reviews online it is hard to count. When we came across an occasional negative review it usually had something to do with a person having a problem with ordering on their tablet or phone and many people commenting after that they were not experiencing the same problems so they may want to check their internet connection. RMO staff was quick to respond to negative reviews and offer more than fair solutions ranging from offering to help them process an order by phone or offer full refunds if someone was not happy for any reason. Truly a sign of excellent customer service to be monitoring review sites and responding to their customers.

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Heritage Essential Oils Review 2016

Our review of Heritage Essential Oils is coming soon. Have you ordered from this company? Please share your experience by commenting below.

Spark Naturals Review 2016

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Plant Therapy Review

plant therapy reviewPlant Therapy scored a 22.5 out of a possible 30 points. Each company is given a score based on 6 main qualities and an extra point if they are a Fair Trade company. You can read a full description of our rating system for a more thorough explanation. Plant Therapy made it into the top ten best essential oils companies that we reviewed and we highly recommend their products.

Plant Therapy Essential Oils

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Quality

Plant Therapy has several lines of products aimed at providing the best oils for the best purposes. They do have an Organic certified line of oils as well as a kid safe line. Some of the farmers they work with that do grow organically have not become organic certified due to the cost. For this reason only oils that have come from organic certified farms are marked organic yet others have come from organically grown plants.

Plant Therapy works directly with world renowned essential oil expert, Robert Tisserand, and several analytical laboratories. Oils are sent to one of several third-party laboratories where they undergo multiple tests including Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (also known as GC/MS testing). If they suspect that some of what looks like a natural constituent of an oil might be a synthetic addition, they use chiral analysis to find out if it is in fact, a natural constituent or a synthetic addition. They provide access to the GC/MS test for each batch they produce accessible from the products page.

They are very transparent with information regarding why they have made decisions in how their oils are made. For example their Bergamot oil is the only oil they carry that is fractionally distilled or redistilled. The reason they have chosen this path is because Bergamot is a highly phototoxic essential oil. Plant Therapy’s Bergamot is known as bergapten free. This means that the chemical constituent that makes Bergamot so phototoxic, bergapten, has been removed from our Bergamot making it safe to use in the sun. Their care for their customers which also means the quality of their oils can been seen in their creation of a Kid Safe line of oils making it easy for parents to choose the right oils for their children.

Price

We compared the prices of a set amount of 5 different essential oils among the companies being reviewed focusing on price alone regardless of quality rating. Plant Therapy scored high in our cost analysis of 5 different essential oils. Considering the high quality of their oils this is an even more excellent value.

Variety

Plant Therapy did not have as large a selection as some of the other companies we were comparing them to but it is important to point out that they have a kid safe line which is unique and helpful to parents.

Website

The website was somewhat busy with links to the same things in multiple places but overall a good experience. It was still easy to find what I was looking for. They offer a daily deal on the website which was something we did not see other companies doing. The actual product pages are designed in a more minimalistic way then other areas of the site such as the home page and were easier to digest. All information regarding the product was readily available from the product page including the Test Reports.

Signing up for an account was easy. The account side of the website is very nice and you can save items for later by adding them to your wishlist. They also have a quick order feature that pulls up a form where you can add items quickly without having to navigate all over the website.

Another thing they offer is an Aromatherapy Marketplace that features handcrafted items such as necklace diffusers and Carrying Bags. This is in addition to their Accessories section which features more mass produced products.

We were not sure why there is not a link to their blog in the navigation bar but you can get there from the footer or by scrolling down on the homepage. This is the main source of education on the site so it would be able to access it from the nav bar.

The site loads quickly and adapts for different devices so it will look great on your phone, tablet, or desktop.

Education

The main source for education on the website is through the blog. The product pages did have descriptions and directions for use as well. The blog is kept up to date and contains good information. They have some nice categories like Make Your Own Monday, Wisdom Wednesday, and Feature Friday. The educational aspect was not as feature rich or organized as well but there nevertheless was a wealth of information in the blog if you dig for it.

Customer Service

Phone and Email Support

When we first called we had to leave a message. They called back within two hours and were very helpful and answered all of our questions.

Refund Policy

They offer free shipping for all U.S. Retail customers. Plant Therapy is dedicated to customer satisfaction. They offer a 90 day 100% money back guarantee. U.S. customers will receive a return label for free return shipping. Keep in mind that this is good for purchases made at www.planttherapy.com only.

What Others Are Saying

I was hard pressed to find any negative reviews about Plant Therapy. It seems like they are doing a great job and people generally love them. Many people claimed that their oils worked great for them. Some said they did not feel they were as good as the brand they were already using but this was common with most oil companies we reviewed. People are different and respond differently to different things. Blends are made slightly differently with each company. Overall people seemed happy with their experience with Plant Therapy.

We came across a post about Plant Therapy where they responded to a customer who was doing third party testing on oils and found that a sample of their Tea Tree oil was not in compliance. The response from Plant Therapy was amazing. They committed to "immediately go over our quality control measures and see how this could have happened and take corrective action right away." They pulled all of their Tea Tree Oil off of their website and from amazon until they could obtain a new batch. They also asked to have their latest batch included in her next test. The next tests that were preformed showed that they were in compliance. This is the sign of a company that really cares about their oils and their customers as the actions they took (pulling all their Tea Tree oil off the shelves) cost them a lot of money but also gained the trust of their customers and resulted in many new ones. Their decision in this process gained our trust as well which is why we recommend them.

Have you ordered from Plant Therapy? Please provide your review below. We would love to know what your experience was.

Plant Therapy Essential Oils

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Amoils (Healing Natural Oils) Review 2016

amoils reviewAmoils scored a 23 out of a possible 30 points. Each company is given a score based on 6 main qualities and an extra point if they are a Fair Trade company. You can read a full description of our rating system for a more thorough explanation. Amoils made it into the top ten best essential oils companies that we reviewed and we highly recommend their products.

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Quality

There is not a whole lot of information on their website regarding the quality of their oils. They do state that their products contain no pesticides, herbicides or any synthetic chemicals. They also make it clear that their oils are not tested on animals and no animal products are used in manufacturing the oils. While they do state that they use only the finest natural products, focusing on ethical production and using the best quality, natural ingredients available, there is no mention of any of their products being organic or where specifically they are harvested. We did send an email asking for some clarification on informations regarding quality such as their distillation process and if they offered any certified organic oils and are currently awaiting their response.

You can tell a lot about the quality of an oil based on if it works or not and one thing that we found out about Amoils is that they have tons of reviews from people sharing how their specific formulas worked and these reviews are not just on their own website.

Price

Amoils pricing was very competitive. They were not cheap by any means but a good price for a quality oil.

Variety

Amoils does not have a huge variety of oils to choose from. At the time of this review they have only 7 single oils. Their strength is in their blends. They have 33 blends that are named according to the health issues they address.

Website

We really like their website. It is organized well and love the way you shop for oils based on the health benefits or health issues you want to address. We also loved the way they have a close up image of the label on the bottle listing the ingredients in the blends and when you hover the image it zooms so you can easily read it. Google verified reviews for the product are accessible right from the product page so you ca hear reports of if the product is actually working for people or not.

The website is clean and easy to look at. This site is so well organized it is hard to realize the wealth of information the site actually contains. Much of the information is hidden under slides and tabs making the vast amount of information easy to access without making the site feel cluttered. The article section has a good amount of information and the blog has even more. It is nice that the blog and the articles are all contained within the site instead of sending you somewhere else for becoming more informed which was the case on other essential oil sites we visited.

The site loads quickly and adapts for different devices so it will look great on your phone, tablet, or desktop.

Education

There are several ways you can become more informed through their website and materials. They have a free 72 page guide that showcases their products, how to use them, and even offers recipes. They also have a section on their website where they have a list of suggested courses and recommended organizations for further education. You can also sign up for their newsletters as well as visit their blog which has a wealth of information from some very knowledgable individuals. While there are a ton of materials they point you to and connect you with, the education materials are not organized all in one place which would be nice.

Customer Service

Phone and Email Support

*Review of their phone and email support is coming soon and may affect their overall rating.

Refund Policy

Their refund policy is excellent. You have a 90 day money back guarantee. If you are unhappy for any reason, simply send back the bottle(s) within 90 days from date of sale and they will refund your product purchase.

What Others Are Saying

We were impressed with the amount of reviews and positive customer feedback. They have over 700 reviews on reseller ratings alone and they had an overall score of 9.67 out of 10. There were mixed reviews of certain products such as the skin tag remover where people were saying it did not work for them but then we came across customers who claimed it was the only thing that did work. Overall there were tons of reviews of happy customers that had great results for many of their products and the negative reviews were few by comparison.

Have you ordered from Amoils? Please provide your review below. We would love to know what your experience was.

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Mountain Rose Herbs Review 2016

mountain rose herbsMountain Rose Herbs scored a 25 out of a possible 30 points. Each company is given a score based on 6 main qualities and an extra point if they are a Fair Trade company. You can read a full description of our rating system for a more thorough explanation. Mountain Rose Herbs is one of the best essential oils companies that we came across and we highly recommend their products.

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Quality

Their selection includes certified organic, fair trade, ethically wild harvested, & Kosher certified botanical products. Their oils are are steam distilled. It is clear that they care about the quality of their oils by the ways they have made themselves accountable to third parties. There is a page on their website dedicated to Certifications where you can read about their OTCO & USDA ORGANIC PROGRAM as well as their commitments to be NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED, EARTH KOSHER, EARTHSHARE, FAIR FOR LIFE, SALMON-SAFE, and have converted to 100% renewable energy through CARBONFUND. This is a company that cares not only about the quality of their oils and herbs but about the quality of our world and the lives of others.

They pride themselves on providing certified organic or pesticide-free plant products that are sustainably harvested and vibrant, tasty, potent, and consistent herbal goods with the aim of exceeding customer expectations. They seek to provide a product that is proven safe through laboratory analysis. Their first choice when sourcing herbs is always certified organic. If organic isn’t available, then they choose an ethically wildharvested or "cultivated without chemicals" option. Before the products are shipped to their facilities they require a "pre-ship" sample for analysis. When the herbs they ordered arrive at their facility, it is immediately quarantined for QC review. They extract samples for immediate testing in their laboratory. Before any product is made available to the public it has undergone rigorous testing ensuring the highest quality for their customers.

Information regarding their sourcing, testing, handling, industry involvement is made readily available on their website and upon your request, will even provide copies of their organic certificate, kosher certificate, certificates of analysis, pesticide residue tests, GCMS printouts, and MSDS forms when available. They really do want you to know the high quality of their oils and herbs.

Price

We compared the prices of a set amount of 5 different essential oils among the companies being reviewed focusing on price alone regardless of quality rating. While it is usually true that something that is higher quality costs more in this case Mountain Rose Herbs breaks the rules. They were priced more reasonably than companies with less quality control. Take into account that they are also fair trade and it is hard to understand how they still maintain such competitive pricing.

Variety

Although they do have a great variety of oils (113 as of last count) in comparison to some of the other companies they did not have as much variety. There were less blends than some of the other companies we reviewed so that was reflected in their score. With all that said they do have a great variety to choose from.

Website

We really like the website. It is well organized, not cluttered, and easy to find what you are looking for. Even the menu has nice imagery making it even easier to visually identify what you are looking for. Most sites just feature a text menu and try to pack too much information into a small amount of space. This site feels like breathing fresh air.

In addition to having a large selection of products that are organized well, they also offer monthly discounts and specials so keep an eye on those for special savings. The ordering process is very simple and you can store items in your account for later. In the footer of the website there is a well organized site map for those interested in education or finding out more about the company and their practices.

The only area where we felt the website could have been more useful is access to education related to individual oils and blends. It would be nice on the individual product pages to have the uses and other educational information such as recipes easily accessible instead of the extra step of having to search.

The site loads quickly and adapts for different devices so it will look great on your phone, tablet, or desktop.

Customer Service

Phone Support

Our experience with Mountain Rose Herbs customer service was great. If you contact them by phone they have a good answering machine service that allows you to get to the exact info you need but also does not give you the runaround since you can press 0 at any time to speak with a real person. It took less than a minute to talk with someone and would have been quicker if I did not wait to listen to all the options. They answered all my questions and had good knowledge of the company.

Refund Policy

There is a thorough return policy clearly outlined on their website. You have up to 60 days from the invoice date to return merchandise. All shipping charges become the sole responsibility of the customer, unless it is the error of Mountain Rose Herbs but they will refund the full amount of your purchase provided that the product was not tampered with or blended with another product. For other policies please see their website.

What Others Are Saying

There were mixed reviews that we came across. Many people gave them 5 stars and were very happy while others had a polar opposite experience. The reviews that were negative centered around issues regarding shipping and products being out of stock or not included in their order. There were also some negative reviews based upon certain oils smelling like other oils instead of the oils they were supposed to smell like. Customers said they were refunded for the cost of the product but not for shipping in certain cases and that it became increasingly hard to get responses from customer support. Others that had returns had a seamless experience.

Have you ordered from Mountain Rose Herbs? Please provide your review below. We would love to know what your experience was.

Education

There are several ways you can become more informed through their website and materials. They have a free 72 page guide that showcases their products, how to use them, and even offers recipes. They also have a section on their website where they have a list of suggested courses and recommended organizations for further education. You can also sign up for their newsletters as well as visit their blog which has a wealth of information from some very knowledgable individuals. While there are a ton of materials they point you to and connect you with, the education materials are not organized all in one place which would be nice.

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