I’ve been writing a lot lately about essential oils. I was skeptical at first, when so many people I know were extolling the virtues of them, but I have found so many benefits to using them with my family, that it’s hard not to share about that. Relief from muscle and joint pain and migraines, seasonal allergy management, better sleep, and improved focus from ADHD are all ways we have benefited from using essential oils. In fact, later this month, I will be writing a 10-day series about my most favorite essential oils and ways I use them for even more purposes. I can’t wait to share these with you!
When I started using essential oils a couple of years ago, to hopefully find relief from some of my pain symptoms associated with Lupus and Fibromyalgia, I began not only a journey to find the right essential oils to help Ben and me, but also to find the right essential oils company from which to buy.
In my research, the first thing I discovered is that MLM oils, like Young Living and doTerra, while likely very good quality, were not the end all, be all of the essential oils world they would have you believe. They are more expensive, require a membership in order to save any money (and thus the requirement to spend a minimum amount to stay active), and often promote unsafe use of essential oils (ie: ingestion, using undiluted, etc.). I knew that I wanted a different option. I purchased the book Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand so I could learn all I needed to know about using essential oils safely, and began looking for a company that would provide the best quality essential oils, with a strong focus on transparency and education, at the best price.
After communicating with and trying essential oils from about 8 different companies, I found a few that I believe sell great quality oils, but I have finally settled on the one company that I consider to be the best of all the non-MLM companies in the market – Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO).
Here are a few reasons Rocky Mountain Oils is my favorite essential oils company:
I have found the quality of their oils to be above par. How do I know? Well . . . because they are working for us. And they smell the way I believe they should according to information I have gathered from experts.
For example, one simple and cost-effective way to find out which companies have the best essential oils is to purchase a bottle of peppermint oil from several and do a smell test. Peppermint should not smell like candy. While it will have a “minty” scent, it should also have an “herbal” one. A company with peppermint oil that smells like a candy cane is not serving you well.
RMO has a direct buying relationships with trusted suppliers that are required to meet stringent product quality guidelines. Failure to meet any of these guidelines results in a complete rejection of the batch. RMO tests before they place a bulk order, then when they receive their order, the send out samples to test again to make sure they received what they bought. Plus, they have an in-house chemist who oversees having the third-parting testing, does in-house testing, and watches over their strict operating procedures.
RMO carries a tremendous variety of essential oils and blends. There have been very few oils I’ve wanted to purchase that I have not been able to purchase with them. And the couple that I have not been able to find (ie: Rose Geranium and Blue Tansy) are not easily found anywhere. If you are a user of Young Living or doTerra and are concerned you won’t find your favorite essential oils blends at RMO, check out their comparison chart.
As part of their SAAFE Promise, RMO provides GC/MS test results from a verified third party, independent lab for each one of their products. GC/MS tests verify purity and quality of the oils, so you can be sure you’re using the highest quality oils available. RMO guarantees zero adulteration of their oils. 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 website. If you want the info before you buy, you can call them and they will give you the information for the current batch.
Money Back Guarantee
With RMO, if you are not 100% satisfied with their oils, they will give you a 100% refund within 90 days of purchase. Yes, even if you’ve used the whole bottle to decide.
Their website and blog are a wealth of information about essential oils, how to use them, dilution, and how to safely use essential oils with children. I’m told that even more educational info on their website is currently in the works. The blog also has great recipes for non-medicinal uses for essential oils, like this yummy lip scrub.
I simply have not found another company as forthcoming with information, with a focus on quality and value, as Rocky Mountain Oils. All of this has brought me to the place of full confidence in them. I invite you to peruse the valuable information on their website and to give their essential oils a try. And with RMO, shipping is always free for everything if shipped in the U.S.
I list it last because while cost is always an important factor, it’s not my number one consideration. While not the cheapest essential oils available, RMO oils are cheaper than the MLM counterparts, and for customers in the U. S., shipping is always free. Given the amount of effort they put into buying the best oils and doing both in-house and third parting testing, I would expect the price to be a bit higher than companies that do not work so hard to ensure the highest quality.
For those of you with children between the ages of 2-10, you’ll be happy to know that RMO has an entire line of essential oil blends dedicated to your little ones. Using essential oils safely with children is an important issue in the world of essential oils, and not always respected as it should be. With RMO Kids, you can rest assured that you’ll be using oils that are safe for them, pre-diluted for safe application as well.
Essential Oils eCourse
Are you new to the idea of using essential oils for the health and wellness of your family? You are invited to join my 10-day eCourse — Your Simple Guide to Using Essential Oils. This FREE course will be delivered straight to your inbox, one lesson at a time, to help you get started using essential oils safely!
Never use essential oils undiluted, in the eyes or mucus membranes. Do not ingest unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep essential oils away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier oil).
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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