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I have to admit I was tempted to try out ArtNaturals essential oils because the price tag is very cheap. I saw them on Amazon and almost did a double take when I saw how cheap their essential oils were. People were leaving them positive reviews on Amazon and they are one of the “best sellers”. They are certainly budget friendly essential oils brand like Green Health (see my review here).
But, as I have learned from past experiences cheaper essential oils are not always better. More often than not in this industry, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.
I do have to admit that I have Googled “ArtNaturals essential oils reviews” and was put off a little by the reviews. For instance, at EssentialOil-Reviews.com they got a 5 out 10 rating. They did state that their essential oils are adulterated, too.
On the upside, they have sold thousands of essential oils on Amazon and do seem to get favorable ratings. But, in this full ArtNaturals review I am going to show you what you get when you purchase their essential oils.
So, now I will tell you a little bit about the company.
ArtNaturals has been featured on many publications like:
- Allure Magazine.
- Shape Magazine.
- Curve Magazine.
- Bustle Magazine.
- Refinery 29.
- Prevention Magazine.
- People Magazine.
- Business Insider.
- The Good Life.
- The Doctor’s TV Show.
There are two co CEO’S / Co-founders for ArtNaturals, according to their about us page. Their names are Osher Netkin and Joseph Nourollah. They also have a creative director who is Dusia Alekseeva.
They are an LA-based company and claim to appreciate and respect nature equally. They also claim to “create exceptional but affordable all-natural beauty and lifestyle products.”Here is a direct quote from Osher Netkin “Better to under promise and over perform, than to overpromise and underperform.”
Below I am going to tell you about my experience with ArtNaturals my experience using their essential oils.
- “Best Seller” on Amazon.
- Have marketed themselves extremely well.
- Cheap Price Tag.
- Good Return Money-back guarantee.
- Proven To Be Adulterated.
- Oils Come Out Of Bottle Too Fast.
So, now lets’ get started with this ArtNaturals review and see if they live up to their claims of creating exceptional but affordable all-natural products.
ArtNaturals Purity Test
The words “100% pure & natural” are printed on all of their essential oil bottles. Also, the words “therapeutic grade” are printed on the label.
So, whenever you purchase essential oils you want to make sure they are pure. I have written about purity and essential oils that you can check out here. Basically, if the essential oils are not “pure” they don’t really have any healing properties. They are just scents and that is not what aromatherapy is about.
So, ArtNaturals essential oils bottles come with the name of the essential oil on it. For instance, in my example, I am using eucalyptus. ArtNaturals tells you how much oil is in the bottle; .33 fl oz (10 mL).
On the side of the label, it has the words “concentration” on it. (as a side note I have noticed when mixing eucalyptus with peppermint and a carrier oil to your temples it helps with concentration). It shows the Latin name for eucalyptus is Eucalyptus globulus. Also, it states that the oil is from India.
Lastly, there is a warning label that states you want to dilute the essential oils before applying them topically. Keep out of the sunlight because photosensitivity can occur.
Lastly, the address Gardena, CA 90248 and their website is printed on the label. Overall it’s a nice bottle design, but sadly this isn’t a fashion show and my ArtNaturals review goes downhill from here.
Remember when I told you the words, “therapeutic grade” are printed on the bottle. Well, actually there isn’t “grades” in the industry. Meaning, that there is no governing body that can say what is “therapeutic grade”. It’s a common misleading claim that isn’t new in the essential oil industry. Here is proof.
ArtNaturals Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
ArtNaturals independently test their essential oils. Meaning they don’t send them to a 3rd party for testing. They provide an analysis sheet on their website which shows the chemical compounds that are found in the essential oil. If ever the GC/MS report should come back with a note in the “comments” section ArtNaturals claims it’s immediately rejected and returned to the supplier. I was able to find a GC/MS sheet on peppermint from ArtNaturals. Here is a screenshot of peppermint:
One thing that strikes me odd is from the above test there are 8 “unknown” chemicals from their laboratory test. But, yet ArtNaturals still tries to pass off their essential oils as “pure”?
But, please keep reading because I am going to show you how I found out that these essential oils are not really pure.
They Are Really Adulterated
So, a simple blot test will not show you everything about the essential oils. I have to admit I am already on edge from quickly viewing their GC/MS test. 7 chemicals are marked as “unknown”? It looks kind of fishy to me.
You need to do a GC/MS test to show you all the chemicals that are in the essential oils. And it needs to be done by a 3rd party laboratory. Sadly, the GC/MS test cost thousands of dollars and I don’t have access to a laboratory to check the essential oils.
However, Dr. Robert S. Pappas (AKA Dr. P) of essentialoils.org has run laboratory test on ArtNaturals essential oils.
Dr. P. did create a video title “SCAMAZON! – Essential Oil Scammers on Amazon”. The video can be found down below:
As you can see ArtNaturals was listed as one of the “scam” companies that were discussed in this video.
Also, on essentialoils.org Dr. P has posted the laboratory testing, which clearly shows that the essential oils by ArtNaturals have in fact been adulterated:
ArtNaturals Smell Test
Ok, hopefully, you’re still reading this review since I have shown you that they are actually synthetic blends just like Radha Beauty.
But, when I used in an electronic diffuser (see URPOWER review) I noticed that the smell didn’t smell great. Meaning, that the lavender smelled very off. Clearly, they are not pure and I have seen this time and time again from testing out different essential oil brands.
Within 2 hours of diffusing these oils by ArtNaturals, I had to add more drops to my diffuser.
They did come out of the bottle quickly like the ones I tested with Plant Guru.
Art Naturals Products
ArtNaturls does have a variety of different give sets. However, one of their most popular ones is this 8 piece set. It contains 8 10 ml bottles. It’s actually a “Best Seller” on Amazon.
It contains the following essential oils:
ArtNaturals does sell roll-on sets. These are for topically applying to your skin. For instance, they sell a “Top 8 Aromatherapy Essential Oil Roll On 10ml Set”. They use jojoba oil as their carrier and it includes:
- Signature Serene. (anxiety and tension)
- Signature Chi. (allergies, fatigue, and urge to overeat)
- Signature Relief. (anxiety and nervousness)
- Signature Cleanse. (focus, digestion, help clear sinuses)
- Signature Zen. (tree, tension, headaches)
- Signature Om. (nervousness, nausea, and depression)
- Signature Solace. (anxiety, nausea, and over-eating)
- Signature Bliss. (concentration, alertness, and mood lifter)
ArtNaturals has a gift set that includes 8 essential oils and a 150 ml diffuser. The diffuser comes in a wood design finish and is BPA free and eco-friendly. The lights do cycle between 7 different colors. There is a timer on the diffuser for 1 hour, 3 hours, and to leave it on until it runs out of the water. When the diffuser runs completely out of the water the diffuser will automatically shut off.
Art Naturals Price
Again, these essential oils are very cheap by Art Naturals. This is probably one of the reasons people buy them on Amazon. Down below I will give you a price comparison just to show you how they stack up price-wise:
|Plant Therapy (10ml)||$10.95|
|Edens Garden (10ml)||$10.45|
|Aura Cacia (15ml)||$21.95|
|Young Living (15ml)||$27.90|
You really do get what you pay for with ArtNaturals essential oils though. They are cheap but synthetic. People do write them a lot of positive reviews on Amazon, but I really believe most people don’t understand essential oils that purchase them online.
Art Naturals Customer Support
One positive thing I can think to say about ArtNaturals is they do have a good money-back guarantee. If you’re unhappy with the essential oils that you have purchased from them they will give you a prepaid label and you can ship it back to them.
Within 90 days of purchasing the product, you can return it. However, there is a downside. Any of the products that are marked as a “final sale” or were a promotional or gift item cannot be returned.
Art Naturals Final Thoughts
While you might be tempted to try out ArtNaturals essential oils; I would highly advise you to not use them. They have been proven in a laboratory to be adulterated. They use the words “therapeutic grade” on the bottles, which doesn’t hold any merit in the industry. While their price-tag is lower than other companies you don’t get pure essential oils with ArtNaturals.
ArtNaturals has done an excellent job at marketing themselves and has sold thousands of essential oils. They are a “best seller” on Amazon. But, the sad thing is people don’t actually know what they are purchasing. The novice essential oil consumer doesn’t have any clue that they are not purchasing pure essential oils.
There are much better brands of essential oils on the market. A couple brands that I highly recommend are Plant Therapy and NOW. They are real essential oils and you can trust that they will not be adulterated.
However, I would like to hear from you. Have you used ArtNaturals essential oils in the past? What has your experience with them been like? Please leave a comment down below.
ArtNaturals gets a lot of positive reviews on Amazon. However, they are adulterated essential oils. Therefore, I do not recommend them.