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The Top 5 Essential Oil Brands

Essential oils are getting popular these days as awareness for the use of plant-based products is increasing in the general population. However, do you know which essential oils are the best and most effective to use? As this industry is not regulated by FDA, oil quality can vary based on the distillation process and addition of bases or additives by the manufacturer. Nevertheless, strict testing is done by several well-known companies to prove their oils’ purity. This article provides information related to the leading and most trustworthy essential oil brands with the purest products. Each one of the oils below is appropriate for use with a diffuser or they can be applied to the skin.


The leading essential oils brands include: DoTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, Edens Garden and Now Foods.

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DoTERRA is a Latin term which means “Gift on earth” in English. DoTERRA is a multilevel marketing company founded a decade ago in United States with the mission of creating high quality pure, potent and effective essential oils. Therefore, the founders created their own therapeutic grade protocol to ascertain the purity and quality of their products.

The ingredients of the oils are sourced from around the world and then subjected to a gentle distillation process which preserves their potency, ensuring that there are no fillers, synthetic ingredients and harmful contaminants in the oils. DoTERRA has a direct sales model in which oils could be purchased only from a certified vendor which permits individual customer experience. However, many of the DoTERRA oils are available online through third-party sellers. You must check the seller’s ratings before you buy the oils.                                                                                                                    

The essential oils from DoTERRA are available as single products or proprietary blends. One of the popular products is doTERRA’s lavender essential oil which is a must-have scent to have at home for relieving stress, providing relaxation before bed time and soothing mild injuries. Itching and irritation from bug bites can also be relieved by this oil.

Young Living

Young Living is a well-known brand of essential oils in the United States and has expanded throughout the world. This is also a multi-level marketing company with their own therapeutic grade control process that oversees the cultivation, harvesting and distillation of their oils. The highest quality of the essential oils is ensured by the Seed to Seal program which involves Sourcing, Science and Standards as the three pillars for maintaining the standards.

Young Living’s essential oils are available as single oils, blends, massage oils and diffusers. Thieves oil is probably the most popular product made by Young Living. The ingredients, namely cloves, lemons, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus and rosemary oils are blended together to give this product. It serves as an immune booster, antiseptic and can be used for anti-cavity treatment. You can also use it for household cleaning.

Plant Therapy

Plant Therapy is an essential oils company with its origin in Idaho and a goal of providing highest quality of essential oils at affordable rates. Each of their oils has been tested for purity by third parties and all the testing results are available on Plant Therapy’s website. Moreover, they have been certified through ECOCERT ICO, an inspection and certification organization fully accredited through The National Organic Program (NOP). The vast collection of oils sold by them includes organic only ones along with reasonable priced starter kits is one of the unique benefits of this company. Additionally, oils are sold directly to the consumers without any membership.

Plant Therapy’s Essentials Set includes six of the most popular oils like lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, tea tree and sweet orange. Each of them is USDA-certified organic. Frankincense essential oil by Plant therapy is available at one of the best deals as compared to other companies. Their frankincense is harvested in Somalia, steam-distilled from the gum resin of the Boswellia Carteri tree and is 100% pure USDA-certified. It is a healing and calming oil which reverses signs of ageing, alleviates joint pain and provides comfort in times of grief.

Edens Garden

Edens Garden was founded in California about ten years back with the aim of delivering affordable, premium essential oils. The E.D.E.N.S. pledge which stands for Effective, Dedicated, Educated, Natural and Safe is the building block of this company since transparency and integrity are regarded to utmost.  With these goals in mind, their stock is rotated every two weeks to ensure each batch is fresh. Moreover, their oils are tested for purity and fillers or bases are excluded from the preparation after being carefully sourced from around the world.

Edens Garden Basil essential oil is a traditional remedy for lack of confidence, fatigue, sorrow and negativity. It is also used for improving digestion and soothing achy muscles as it blends well with lemon and lavender. Dilution with a carrier oil is required before skin application of this oil since it is 100% pure and contains high eugenol content.

Now Foods

NOW Foods has been a leader in natural products for four decades and also provides essential oils in addition to supplements. Their essential oils are quite popular because they are economical and priced with the best interests of the consumer in mind. They are tested both in-house and by third parties with some of their oils being USDA-certified organic too.

Essential oils by Now Foods are available by purpose which includes oils for balance, relaxation, meditation, uplift, by type which includes blended oils, essential oils, organic oils, pure oils and for aromatherapy. The Eucalyptus essential oil from NOW Foods is available at a bargain as its price is comparable to a much smaller bottle from a different company.

The 100% pure and natural oil is sourced from steam-distilled leaves and branches of the Eucalyptus Globulus tree with no alternate procedure in the manufacturing process or fillers in the bottle. Eucalyptus is a well-known remedy for respiratory infections since it is a powerful decongestant. This oil makes breathing easier when diffused for treatment of cold.


You must choose essential oils for your health and well-being from amongst reliable brands as your body deserves nothing but the best. It is hoped that this review of essential oils serves your purpose for making your selection.

Allison King
Allison King
Allison holds a PhD in Biology specializing in cell and molecular biology and undergraduate degree in biochemistry with a minor in theoretical physics. She has taught at four universities in Eastern Canada and currently consults masters and doctoral students. She believes that peer-reviewed scientific research is the best source when looking for information on a given subject. Allison also lives a healthy vegetarian lifestyle and enjoys competing in various races including half marathons and triathlons.