Where to Buy Essential Oils? – Why is Their Such a Big Price Difference?

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Where to buy essential oils can be a frustrating problem! There are many essential oils companies to choose from. You can even purchase oils at Walmart or Walgreens. There are also many essential oils suppliers on the internet.

There is also a big difference in the price of essential oils.For example, Edens Garden sells a 1/2 oz bottle of certified organic lavender oil from Bulgaria for $7.25. On the other hand Native American Nutritionals sells a 1/2 oz bottle of Bulgarian lavender oil for $22.00! They don’t even claim their oil to be certified organic! So why the big price difference?

When I come across an oil that is certified organic that tells me the oil is free of pesticides, chemical residue, carrier oils or less expensive extender oils. The oil
may be pure but is it potent?

The only way to tell the potency or therapeutic value of a particular essential oil is to have it tested by a third party laboratory that has experience testing essential oils.
Each oil has its own unique chemical profile.

Two of the same oils may have exactly the same constituents but one may not be as potent as the other oil. One of the oils may have a higher percentage of the constituents that have the most therapeutic benefits.

Some companies will pay four, five or ten times more for a particular oil that has a particular chemical profile making it more therapeutic than other similar oils. Could that be one reason there is such a large price disparity between two of the same oils?

Dr. Robert Pappas is a chemist and a world known essential oils expert. This is what he has to say on the subject, “…pure does not necessary equate with good quality. A pure oil can be distilled incorrectly or could have been obtain(ed) from a particular variety of plant species that was not ideal.”

Again, where to buy essential oils can be tricky so make sure if you are purchasing an oil for its therapeutic benefits you know if that particular oil has been tested not just for its purity but for its potency as well.

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6 Comments

  1. Angela Starcher on April 19, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Have you tried oils from EdenBotanicals.com?

  2. Juliet Dispensa on April 19, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Great information..thank you.

  3. leslie roques on April 19, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Could you please name the companies known for having higher quality oils?

  4. julie grandbouche on April 19, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you very much! For two years I have been studying different brands . I have been searching for this info, but it sure seems like this is the most well hidden fact. All we hear is "make sure it’s therapeutic grade and unadulterated." It just didn’t make sense that almost every oil I looked at said pure and therapeutic grade! Definitely will look for oils in a new light from now on. One of my other fears is the lengthy and tedious process that it takes to harvest the quality plants. I don’t see how the growers and companies can continue to keep up with the demands of an ever increasingly growing industry. it seems that everyone uses EO now and in effect it could cause quality issues? What is your take?

  5. Faith on April 19, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing.

  6. Toshi Iwamoto on April 19, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Have you reviewed or tried oils from Natures Fusions out of Utah?  Curious what you think.

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