Have you read the Green Health essential oils reviews on Amazon? Maybe, you are considering buying their essential oils.
I first learned about Green Health essential oils several years ago when I was researching essential oils.
I found them on eBay and Amazon and was impressed with how cheap their oils are. What isn’t to love about getting a lot of essential oils for cheaper, right?
At the time I purchased my Green Health essential oils I didn’t really know much about essential oils. This was years ago. They appealed to me because they were very cheap (much like Radha Beauty and ArtNaturals). At the time I thought cheaper was better.
First, let me start off by telling you a little bit about the company. Green Health has been in business for 40+ years. They are headquartered out of Lorton, Virginia. Their goal for their company is to make essential oils easier for people and at an affordable rate.
However, as I began to try more and more different brands of essential oils my thoughts on Green Health essential oils began to decline.
In this full Green Health essential oil review I am going to show you what you can expect with these oils and why I believe there are much better companies out there. However, if you agree/disagree I would encourage you to leave a comment at the end of this review.
Green Health Pros
- 40 years of experience in the industry.
- Super cheap essential oils.
- Lots of different essential oils to choose from.
- Can purchase from eBay, Amazon, and wfmed.com.
- Have containers, droppers, carrier oils, etc.
- Helpful customer support.
Green Health Cons
- Only GC/MS test on 5 of their essential oils.
- Cheaper isn’t always better especially when you’re talking about essential oils.
- Long refund wait time (up to 4 weeks).
- Essential oils are not as potent as others.
From a quick look around the internet, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of websites that have reviews on Green Health essential oils. Sure, you can see several Amazon product pages with user reviews on their oils, but I haven’t come across many reviews that review the company Green Health and their essential oils. They get mostly positive feedback from people on their product pages on Amazon and eBay.
I did find this thread at: https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/has-anyone-tried-green-health-essential-oils.61469/ but then again that isn’t really a review.
Green Health Bottles
So when you purchase a bottle of Green Health essential oil you will notice a couple of things. My bottle of lavender oil does have a picture of the essential oil and the Latin name of lavender which is Lavandula anguvstifolia.
It shows that the ingredients are 100% pure and natural, which I will discuss a little later on in this review.
The extraction method is steam distilled and the oils come from the flowers. The company of origin is France.
Green Health does state that you should dilute their lavender with a carrier oil if you are going to use it topically. (see this article on using essential oils) Also, there is a health warning which advise you consult a qualified professional prior to using lavender. You’re directed to keep it away from children and lavender can cause skin irritation and it’s recommended that you only use it externally. Lastly, if you are pregnant consult a qualified medical professional before using it.
It states that it was tested for purity in Lorton, VA. There is a link to their website and a barcode on the label, too.
Green Health Purity Test
Anyone that knows anything about aromatherapy will tell you that essential oils need to be pure. Sadly, this isn’t really regulated in the industry. Meaning, that companies can post anything on a bottle. Green Health does tell you that their essential oils are “100% pure”.
However, a lot of companies will take it one step further and back up these claims with a GC/MS test. Typically, a third-party lab will test the content of the essential oils. They will then be able to show you if there have been any extra chemicals added to the oils. This will show you if the essential oil has been adulterated.
However, for a regular consumer like myself, it cost money in the thousands to have a GC/MS test ran on essential oils.
I did contact Green Health on eBay. I wanted some kind of documentation on the purity of their essential oils. I’d like to thank their support staff for answering my questions in 20 minutes or less. Here is the information that I did gather:
At this time we only have 5 GS/MS forms for our premium oils (Cinamon Bark, Frankincense (Caterii), Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, & Cinamon Cassia). For the other essential oils, we have the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and the Certificate of Analysis (CoA). The COA is similar to the GS/MS testing as it explains its chemical characteristics but without the graph, and the SDS is the detailed version and has more detail information on safety regulations and other procedures.
As you can see from images down below it shows the contents of their essential oil Cinnamon Bark:
Why they have only provided GS/MS test on only 5 essential oils seems kind of odd to me. But, they do have Safety Data Sheets on their products at: http://www.wfmed.com/safety-data-sheets/
While these Safe Data Sheets are ok. It gives you just a general outline. Meaning it shows a percent between 30 – 45% and 25% – 40% for the essential oil lavender that I checked. See what I mean down below:
I did ask Green Health if they were going to add more GS/MS documentation for more of their essential oils. However, the response I got was, “Unfortunately at this time we do not know when we are adding more.”
Green Health Crafting & Harvesting
I did write an article on the purity of essential oils and I like to check where their plants are harvested and how the essential oils are extracted. I asked Green Health how they were crafted and harvested and got this response from them, “We cannot disclose what suppliers we get our oils from. We have so many different oils they are located in many different parts of the country/world. They are also harvested and processed in many different ways. You can find all this information on our website.”
So, I did go to their website and found this information on their website about how they are made. It states they are steam distilled, solvent extracted, cold pressed, and expeller pressed. As you can see there are just four images so I can’t really answer the question of how they are crafted and harvested. You can see where I gathered this information at: http://www.wfmed.com/about-essential-oils/
Green Health Smell Test
I’ve tested a lot of different essential oils that Green Health makes. Mostly, I can say that the smell doesn’t seem to be as potent as a lot of different oils that I have tested. Meaning, that the smell doesn’t seem as strong as others I have tested. More importantly, I find myself having to put more drops in my electronic diffuser (my InnoGear Diffuser) to get the same potent smell that I would from other essential oils companies.
The smell of their oils doesn’t seem to linger around as it would from other companies essential oils that I have purchased, too. I have tested this with two different electronic diffusers, too. Typically, I like to put the essential oils on a piece of paper to test how long the smell sticks around. Usually, I can smell the oils for a day or so. But, with Green Health I noticed that the smell doesn’t last very long. In fact, after about 3-4 hours I couldn’t smell them anymore.
Green Health Other Products
Like a lot of other companies, they do offer Synergy blends, too. What is nice about Green Health is they do offer other products, too. They offer the following:
- Carrier oils.
- Fragrance oils.
- Empty bottles.
- Diffuser reed oils.
- Nutritional supplements.
- Gift & variety sets.
Green Health Price
They are much cheaper than other essential oils. I just want to burn that into your brain. Look at the price tag for a 16oz of Lemongrass. It cost less than $50! I have no problem with selling essential oils at a cheaper price. In fact, that’s probably a pretty good thing if they are of decent quality. As I have stated Green Health essential oils are sold on eBay and Amazon. Also, they are sold through wfmed.com. They do sell bottles anywhere from 5 ml to 55 gallons. No, that isn’t a typo you can actually buy 55 gallons of essential oil!
But, here is the killer for me. Green Health shipped their larger amounts of essential oils in a plastic container. This will put impurities into the oils! Why would a company with 40 years of experience make this silly kind of mistake?
Again, the price of Green Health essential oils is on the low end. Maybe, that’s an understatement because their oils seem to be cheaper than almost every brand I have checked. To show you what I am talking about here is an image down below that shows how much their oils are compared to other brands:
|Green Health (15ml)||$5.99|
|Plant Therapy (10ml)||$6.49|
|Eden's Garden (10ml)||$12.08|
|Aura Cacia (15ml)||$8.11|
|Young Living (15ml)||$26.99|
They do have a refund policy. It states this:
However, this part was a little odd. It can take up to 4 weeks to get a refund:
Green Health will ship internationally, though. So, no matter where you live you should be able to purchase their essential oils.
Green Health Customer Support
Green Healths customer support is amazing! This is probably the best thing I can say about Green Health. Communication is certainly their strong point. I have contacted them many times on eBay and they typically get back to me within 20 minutes or so. They give clear concise answers for the most part.
No issues at all with their customer support. Big thanks to Gabrielle and Mercedes for answering my questions.
Green Health Final Thoughts
They do have 40 years in the industry. This means they are not just going to take your money and run. Customer support was very helpful when I was writing up this Green Health review, too. However, I do question the purity of their oils, I don’t have a lot of information how they are harvested and crafted, they ship them in plastic (for bigger orders), also their refund policy seems a little sketchy to me.
So, do I recommend Green Health essential oils? No, and that doesn’t mean that their essential oils are horrible. It simply means that there are much better companies out there that you can purchase your essential oils from. Aromatherapy is about purity and not just a nice scent that doesn’t offer any therapeutic benefits. I guess you could purchase their oils if you just wanted a nice scent for very cheap, but I don’t buy essential oils for that reason.
In this case, cheaper is certainly not better. It’s well worth it to spend a little extra to get a better quality essential oil rather than purchasing Green Health’s essential oils. I suspect that their essential oils are diluted. They only provide 5 GC/MS test for their oils.
I prefer most every brand’s oils over them. The smell doesn’t seem to last very long with Green Health essential oils, either. I found myself adding more drops to get the same smell. Also, the smell doesn’t stick around like it does with other companies products.
I do have an abundance of essential oils from Green Health laying around the house. I kind of regret spending money on them years ago, but this Green Health review should help others from making the same mistake I did years ago. I just use my Green Health essential oils for cleaning, though. You can always clean out your essential oil bottles and use them for something else, though. I don’t have any plans of purchasing their oils again.
Please leave a comment down below if you have any experience with Green Health essential oil products? Do you feel this Green Health review is accurate? I would love to read your feedback on Green Health essential oils down below.
Green Health Review
Green Health essential oils are of very low quality. They are very cheap, but you get what you pay for. I don’t recommend you purchase there essential oils because there are much better options out there.