Over the course of three years now I’ve been pondering about buying essential oils online. Not just one or two, but a lot of them so that I can transition my family to a more chemical free life. I was looking for a company that sold cleaning products, deodorants, products for hormone issues plus a full line of essential oils. I am not new to essential oils. Twenty years ago I was using them to make my own soap and even farther back, some thirty years ago, I was using them for aromatherapy. I’d had great success using them for aromatherapy and have really been using oils for aromatherapy ever since. I also enjoyed making my own soap, but have never really found the time again to engage in soap making. Back in the eighties, two essential oils existed- lavender and orange. I’m just kidding, but they were the only two I could get my hands on. They smelled good, they worked good in soap and I loved using them. I also learned to clean with essential oils, lemons, baking soda and just plain hot soapy water by watching one of my favorite shows- How Clean is Your House w/ Kim and Aggie. Eventually, though I slipped and began using chemicals to clean my home with again.
Fast forward to 2017 and there are virtually hundreds of oils in the market and now I must consider how the oils are processed. Because how they are processed is very important and based on each particular process will inform you about how pure, and authentic the oil is. It was vitally important to me to find a company with authentic, pure oils because I didn’t want to throw my money and time away on oils that were lacking in potency.
All of this information led me to the questions- how was I going to know which oils were the best without spending an incredible amount of money trying them all? I was looking for oils that would help me manage a hormone imbalance as well as oils that would help me manage some pain issues. I didn’t want to just order a kit and then find out how to do all things oily by myself. I wanted to be able to share my experiences, ask questions and find a really knowledgeable team that I could be a part of.
So I started my research by visiting several of the websites that sell essential oils online. I absorbed everything essentials oils including sharing them, multi-level marketing companies, uplines, and downlines and everything in between. I ordered oils from three different essential oil companies and began using them. And you know what?– each of the three companies had some great products. I am sure this statement is quite controversial, but truthfully, I found Rocky Mountain Oils, doTERRA and Young Living to all be exceptional companies to buy oils from, and I was lucky enough with doTERRA and Young Living to find some great resources, through groups and my sponsors for each company, online. Since RMO is not an MLM essential oil company support for their oils can be found by directly contacting the company. I bought basic starter kits from both doTERRA and Young Living and I’m able to purchase oils from each company whenever I want, but I’m not obligated to have to place a regular monthly order from them. I don’t know if anyone has ever written about this kind of experience? but I know that I have read comparisons of costs vs. product vs. customer service vs. purity etc. I read those comparisons too. With the different needs that I have, for using essential oils, I wanted to give oils from both of these companies a try. I didn’t want to limit myself. I am very happy with the results. I’ve never been a one-stop shopper ever. And even though I am sure that there are hundreds of thousands of people loyal to one company over the other, I’m just not one of them. I love the sponsors and upline I have for both of the companies I order from. I do not compare the companies against each other ever. I’m not ordering from both as a comparison, but rather because I’ve found great products doing business with both companies, and I don’t want to have to choose one company over the other. I order different oils from each of them and I benefit greatly from both. I’m happy to share my experience with the oils I purchase with anyone and from time to time will share that information here.
So that’s my essential oils story!
Thank you for reading this post! Next up– I’ll be back sharing my favorite seed catalogs and I’ll start talking about what I’m going to be planting in my container garden this spring.