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Green Health Essential Oil Reviews

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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.

It’s recommended that you try lavender with eucalyptus, tea tree, or peppermint.

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.

GC/MS Testing

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:

Green Health 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:

Green Health Lavender

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.
  • Ready-to-use.
  • Diffuser reed oils.
  • Nutritional supplements.
  • Gift & variety sets.

Green Health Price

Lemongrass Oil 16 fl oz, Wholesale Prices,
List Price: $35.99
Price: $35.99
Price Disclaimer

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
doTERRA (15ml)$28.00
Young Living (15ml)$26.99

They do have a refund policy. It states this:

Returns With Green Health

However, this part was a little odd. It can take up to 4 weeks to get a refund:

Green Health Long Wait Refunds

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
  • Product Quality
  • Price
  • Range of Products
  • Customer Support
  • Value For Money
2.6

Summary

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.

49 thoughts on “Green Health Essential Oils Reviews

  1. Hello! I have always been wary about purchasing cheap essential oils. How can something so hard to obtain be so cheap? Thank you for posting this review. I have not tried Green Health essential oils yet, but if the response that you got from their staff was true, then I would not consider buying them. What is the best brand of pure essential oil for you that still has good value for your money?

    1. Hey Zoey,

      Just to clarify their customer support was really pretty good. In regards to how can they sell it for so cheap when it’s hard to obtain. Can’t really answer that. I don’t really believe their essential oils are that good in terms of quality. Sure they are cheap, but I guess you get what you pay for, in my opinion. There are a lot of good essential oil brands out there. Two brands I really like are Plant Therapy and Aura Cacia. I love both of those companies for buying essential oils. They are priced really good, too.

      I actually wrote an article on the best essential oil brands here:
      https://myscentedoils.com/best-essential-oil-brands

  2. Very interesting read. I have been looking to buy lavender essential oils for anxiety and was a little confused by all the choices. Almost made the mistake of purchasing the oils from Green Health! I have a better idea what to look out for now. Love the experiment on paper!

  3. I am appalled that Green Health sells these essential oils. About 2 months ago I made the mistake of purchasing essential oils from Green Health. I get that a lot of people don’t like the smell of some of the scents they get, but when your essential oils smell like chemicals that’s a HUGE problem.

    Anyone that is thinking about buying from Green Health should probably reconsider. They are cheap but probably mixed with some kind of chemical. I should just request my money-back, but I will just use them to clean the bathroom and as an air freshener after someone goes to the bathroom.

    Avoid Green Health. Certainly not worth the money! I wish I would have read this Green Health review before I purchased essential oils from them!

    1. Hey Bev,
      Thanks for sharing your experience with us. As you have pointed out cheaper isn’t always better. Especially, when essential oils are involved. Thanks again, for sharing your experience.

  4. Honestly, they looked to good to be true. I mean the prices are insanely low. So, I purchased 3 of their essential oils. I bought vetiver, cedar wood, and orange. These oils don’t last long in my essential oil diffuser, though. I regret making the purchase and would encourage others to avoid them.

    Cheap, but not worth it!

    1. Hey Dolly,

      Sadly, a lot of people make the mistake of buying very cheap essential oils the first time. I know I certainly made the mistake, too. Thanks for letting us know about your experience with Green Health essential oils.

  5. Very interesting and detailed review of Green Health.  I have to admit I saw them on Amazon and was tempted to try them out. Really like you sharing your experience and the way you mention that cheaper isn’t always better.

    A little voice in my head told me that something was to good to be true, and it turns out it is.

    I had no idea that the purity of essential oils really mattered.  I just really figured they were all the same.  Guess I was wrong.  Thanks for saving me the time, money, and hassle.

    1. Hey Paul,

      Glad it helped you from making the mistake of purchasing their essential oils. I’m quite sure a lot of people have learned the hard way, though.

  6. To be 100% honest with you I have been buying Green Health essential oils for several years and I am very happy with them. Sure, they are cheap, but I haven’t noticed that the scent doesn’t stick around as long as other essential oils. I would much rather buy them from Green Health rather than from Young Living where they are going to be 10 times as much!

    1. Hey Golfer Mike,

      Good to see that you’re happy with Green Health’s essential oils. Certainly, they are night and day when talking about the price of Green Health’s essential oils and Young Living’s essential oils.

    2. I agree Golfer Mike!! I have been very happy with Green Health. I certainly believe that there may be “higher grade” essential oils out there, but at a ridiculous cost. Young Living and others like them, are a joke with the prices they charge. I get that it is expensive to extract these oils, but get real people, 10X the price of Green Health?? Really. Green Health is perfect for us. Even if I had to add twice the drops, I’d be 5x the money ahead.

      1. Hey Sunny,

        Thanks for your feedback on Green Health. I can’t believe how much some companies like Young Living and Doterra charge for essential oils, though. Don’t get me wrong both of those companies offer high quality essential oils. However, the price is so much higher than other companies like Plant Guru and NOW.

        Glad you are happy with your Green Health essential oils. Have you tried any other brands of essential oils, though?

  7. I wish I would have read this before I purchased their essential oils. I bought a large amount of essential oils. 3 16oz bottles to be exact. I was going to use them to make soaps. However, once I created the soap you can hardly smell them at all.

    What a huge waste of time and money. Now, I am stuck with a bunch of essential oil I couldn’t pay someone to take off my hands!

    1. Ouch. I would always recommend buying smaller products and testing them out to avoid the hassle. Like a lot of people I’m sure you saw how insanely cheap they were and figured they would probably be well worth it. However, if you end up making soap and can’t even smell the oils what’s the point?

  8. Green Health’s essential oils are so weak! I bought peppermint and thought my diffuser was broken because I could barely smell it. After 30 minutes I couldn’t smell it at all. I feel like a fool for buying 4 ounces of their essential oil. Big waste! Avoid Green Health….fake essential oils!

    1. Hey Andrea,
      Thanks for sharing your experience with Green Health. Looks like there was nothing wrong with your diffuser. It’s the low-quality of the essential oils.

  9. Bought these essential oils off Amazon about a month ago. I was completely let down by them! I won’t ever purchase them again!

    Green Health essential oils are completely garbage! Cheap, but not pure. Just another essential oil scam! Price is is to good to be true. Avoid.

    1. Hey Mary,

      Thanks for your feedback on Green Health. Guess you have learned your lesson with their oils, though. A lot of people purchase their oils because of the price. However, a lot of people don’t realize that purity is the key for essential oils.

  10. I think when an oil is cheap, there is a reason for it. It probably doesn’t have the best quality. That’s not what surprised me in your article though. What surprised me was that plastic products puts impurities in the oil! This is new to me. I have been in a few low developed countries and most of the oils are always sold in plastic containers. It’s good to take note of this for sure. Hmm, I wonder why nothing has been done about this. Perhaps it’s cheaper to put it in plastic containers?

    1. Hey Parmi,

      Exactly when the product is cheap it probably to good to be true. This is exactly why it’s a essential oil company that should he avoided. Yeah, the essential oils from them are cheap, but they aren’t really going to offer you any therapeutic benefits.

      Plastic and essential oils don’t mix. It can actually corrode and put impurities in the essential oil. But, it doesn’t look like Green Health actually cares enough to bottle their essential oils correctly. Sure, it’s cheaper to purchase and sell them that way, but what about selling a quality product with some real medicinal benefits?

  11. This is a great, in-depth examination of the oils Green Health provides. I’ve used a few different companies before and I think it’s best to look for something that is pure, but without a ridiculous price tag. Of course, for perfume, these might be fine, but if you want to use them for aromatherapy, you definitely need to make sure you have the purists possible.

    Sadly, I can say that I used Green Health in the past and wasn’t impressed.  The scent went away quickly in my diffuser.  I learned my lesson with them the hard way.

    1. Hey Genesis,

      I agree that it’s best to look for a company that is selling pure essential oils. I guess it’s fine to use essential oils for perfume, but you’re not going to get as much of the benefits of the essential oils, though.

      Thanks for your feedback and sharing your experience with us.

  12. Whenever I use essential oils I always use doTERRA which was recommended to me.   But I’m not too sure about quality as I don’t know too much about essential oils. I definitely wouldn’t want to purchase one that comes in a plastic container like how Green Health’s essential oils are. Thanks for this review I will keep in mind to avoid this brand in the future.

    1. Hey Huy,

      doTERRA is a high-quality essential oil brand. I have used them in the past and the quality of their essential oils is far better than Green Health’s essential oils. But, doTERRA is pretty expensive.

      Yeah, the plastic containers that are used is a mystery to me. I can’t understand why they would do this. It will put impurities into the essential oils.

      Thanks for taking the time out of your day to leave a comment.

      1. If you would actually go on their website, you would discover you have your choice of containers, glass, metal, and plastic, but it’s the kind of plastic that doesn’t absorb or leech.

        1. Hey Barbara,

          I have gone to their website and have seen that they offer glass, metal, and plastic. However, my concern with the plastic is it puts impurities into the essential oil. It literally breaks the plastic down which is a huge no-no in the aromatherapy world.

          Even if it is BPA free plastic is still isn’t recommended to store your essential oils in a plastic bottle.

          However, the thing I really don’t like about Green Health is I don’t believe their essential oils are pure. In fact, I have tested them out and highly prefer other brands over Green Health. Their oils are just so cheap and I really feel they are adulterated.

          1. Ask either the FDA or the American Aromatherapy Association. All essential oils only contain 5 to 10 percent pure essential oil. They are allowed to say 100 percent pure and natural, but a truly 100 percent pure essential oil would not only be toxic but externally abusive and many are flammable. As far as the plastic goes, just don’t buy it as there are other choices. And you just might faint if you could see how they are shipped.

  13. It really pays to get purity and quality when it comes to essential oils.  I know it costs more…but your review of Green Health Essential Oils validates that.  The saying that goes “you get what you pay for” isn’t always true.  Many times you never get what you paid for.

    I have a diffuser I use at home and I’ve made the mistake of using inexpensive oils in it.  It just isn’t the same as using a quality…potent product.

    I’m amazed that a company with this much history and experience can make so many careless mistakes.  Thanks for the heads up…I think I pass on using these.

    1. Hey Tim,

      You are correct purity is vital when you are purchasing essential oils.

      I really believe Green Health should provide more documentation on their essential oils. They should be tested from a third-party, too.

      Thanks for leaving a comment.

  14. Thank you so much for this review on Green Healthy essential oils. So glad I’ve not used it yet, but will definitely be on the lookout.  It’s certainly one of the essential oil companies to avoid.

    I also love the fact that you said their support is great, meaning you tried to be as objective as possible. You did a great job warning others against some mistakes they are about to make, and I’ve been warned.

    I was so close to buying basil essential oil from them!

    1. Hey nsoh,

      Their customer support is great and hopefully they will take note of this review and make some changes to their oils. While true they are cheap I certainly wouldn’t recommend them to anyone that is looking to purchase essential oils.

      I really believe a lot of people buy them on Amazon and eBay without knowing much about essential oils and aromatherapy.

  15. I have never come across Green Health before but I find it very interesting that the company has been around for so long and appears to only produce `budget` style products in a market where customers (I assume) are more concerned with quality than most!

    I would be very interested to learn about their manufacturing and sourcing practices since they are able to offer these products at such low prices. What are they doing that better enables them to save money and then pass that saving onto the customer?

    1. Hey Tim,

      That is an interesting viewpoint that I never considered. People that use essential oils are concerned with health and the quality of the products that they purchase. However, Green Health seems to forget about that key factor when developing their brand.

      In terms of what they are doing better so they can sell their essential oils cheaper that is a mystery to me, too. I don’t believe they are selling very high-quality products, though. So, maybe they are growing plants in huge farms, which is a no-no in the essential oil industry.

      Since Green Health doesn’t disclose their farms or distilleries it’s kind of anyone’s guess, though.

  16. All essential oils have become so confusing over the last few years.  The thing is they really do help you feel better but with my experience, you need to find something that works and stick with it,  I understand money can be an issue but sometimes you have to think of the saying that you get what you pay for.  You have written a great article here.  I have tried changing a couple times to something different and the results are always different and not always positive.  Keep up the great work because this is one brand I haven’t tried but will certainly be avoiding

    1. Hey Dale,

      There are an absolute ton of essential oil companies out there. It does literally pay to pay for good quality oils if you want to benefit from their healing benefits.

      Sure, you can purchase cheating essential oils, but when they are adulterated or synthetic is it really worth it? Some of the chemicals that can be found in synthetic essential oils can actually be quite dangerous for the human body.

  17. I have to admit I am quite shocked to read this review on Green Health.  I have purchased them before and my experience with them isn’t like this review at all.  I purchase rosemary all the time with them.  I have found it to be pretty good really.  Whenever, I put them into my diffuser I add more drops than is recommended, but I like the scent to be strong.

    I wonder how Green Health would respond to this review that you have written about them?  I wonder if they feel anything is inaccurate in this review.  I will certainly forward this review to them so they can take a look at it.

    Would you consider revising it, though?

    1. Hey Julienne,
      Thanks for your comment and feedback. I’m glad you are happy with the rosemary that you buy from Green Health. However, have you tested any other brands of essential oils out and compared them with Green Health? You might be surprised to find out how different they are when you use other companies.

      I am open to hearing from Green Health. Everything I have said about Green Health I believe to be accurate. If they could show me the inaccuracies in this review I would consider revising it.

      Unfortunately, I feel there are so much better companies out there, though.

  18. I too have been let down by the essential oils by Green Health. I bought some of their eucalyptus, grapefruit and lavender. There essential oils smelled like alcohol.

    I just dumped the bottles out and cleaned them real good. I just make my own synergy blends from Eden’s Garden and Plant Therapy with the bottles I got from Green Health now.

    1. Hey Sarah,

      Thanks for your feedback on Green Health essential oils. I would really be interested in seeing some 3rd party laboratory test on these essential oils. I believe they are adulterated or synthetic and I was to let down by them.

      Eden’s Garden and Plant Therapy are much better options than Green Health, though. They both actually have 3rd party testing, too.

  19. The company is obviously selling fake oils. For example, their lavender is $39.99/lb. You can’t buy true lavender oil that cheap in multiple ton quantities direct from the source! I could easily prove it’s fake with analysis. Just based on price alone it’s physically impossible that it’s true lavender. This is not the only oil like this on their site.

    1. Hey Robert,

      Yep, they certainly are selling fake essential oils. What is even sadder is they are selling it in a plastic container. That would put contaminants into the oil. However, it’s a fake essential oil, to begin with, though!

  20. I am so glad I read this on Green Health I almost made the huge mistake of buying their essential oils on eBay. I just couldn’t understand why their essential oils are that much cheaper than a lot of other brands.

    My friend on the other hand wasn’t so lucky. She purchased lavender from them and told me it smelled like some foreign kind of chemical was put in it. She got 4 ounces of it for dirt cheap, but it’s certainly not worth it to me.

    I can’t believe eBay allows these people to sell fake essential oils. Something seriously needs to be done about Green Health selling fake essential oils!

    1. Hey Kara,

      It’s a big problem in the industry. Selling adulterated or synthetic oils aren’t going to go away anytime soon. It’s the sad truth.

      What is sad is they get good feedback on eBay and Amazon because most people don’t really know that they are paying for something that isn’t even pure.

  21. After getting very involved with an essential oil company, I began to feel very leary about some of their marketing and business practices, so I started to research. What I found was shocking, more than this article.

    I learned, and even more, from the FDA that all essential oils can call themselves 100% pure and natural that have only 5 to 10 % totally essential oil. And that all companies do this. No company I asked would tell me what else is in the bottle, these include the top brand oils. The 2nd thing is that if 2 things have the same biomolecular composition they can be called by either name. This is especially important when talking about carrier oils.

    You may think that you’re buying mid-chain triglycerides of coconut oil, but it may be palm oil or a mixture of glycerin and coconut oil. I have to keep going with more. 3. I looked at export import databases and typed in company names which pulled up lading sheets.

    These tell you what was ordered by whom when, where it was shipped from, where it was received, how much it cost, who picked it up and what company it went to. It turns out, all companies, except those that own their own farms, are buying their oils from the same foreign suppliers/distributors. That even the GCMS is basically meaningless.

    No one pays outside 3rd party chemists to test their products. I learned so much that the deeper I dug, the more disgusting the whole industry seemed. If I didn’t have a life that can’t include a lot of research and writing, I would publish a book called THE DARK SIDE OF ESSENTIAL OILS.

    Most of everything is marketing, misleading at that. One major company whose oils absolutely work, do things like taking 3 different plants that have the same botanical name, take them apart and recombine the best healing properties of each. Or add more linalool where most of the fragrance and healing constituents are. I am trying to refind a group of farmers here in the US who make their oils the old fashioned way. Wishing everyone the best of luck in finding products that suit their needs.

    1. Hey Barbara,

      Thanks for your feedback and for your expertise on essential oils.

      I know what you are saying! There are companies that just want to make money and don’t care about the purity of their oils. It’s insane that they can be 5% to 10% pure and they can still print the words pure on them. It almost seems like a crime to be able to adulterate essential oils that much and still try to pass them off as pure. But, really something more needs to be done to regulate the industry.

      I don’t agree that all companies make their essential oils in the 5-10% pure range. In fact, there are several high-quality companies like Rose Mountain Herbs, Rocky Mountain Oils, Starwest Botanicals, etc. that don’t adulterate their essential oils. But, I think what you mean with the 5-10% range is that is all they need to print on a label to make it “pure”. I do agree is a very dirty marketing tactic. Really do wish someone would step in and regulate that better.

      Actually a number of brands use third party testing for their essential oils. It’s actually a very good quality control measure that the reputable brands are taking to provide high-quality essential oils.

      In regards to a export/import database I haven’t heard of that. Is this public information that you find online. For instance, can I see where Green Health is getting their products from?

      I do agree there is a very dark side to essential oils, though. I completely agree with that! Meaning, there are lots of companies that sell adulterated, synthetic, and even fragrance oils (which I have covered in this article).

      Are there any brands of essential oils that you do use?

  22. Well, I am just getting started with essential oils, to me, this seems like a good one to start with. If I do not like using essential oils then I have not invested too much into it, and as I get into it I can go on and invest in the better ones.

    1. Hey Elwanda,

      Thanks for your comment.

      I think a lot of people start with cheaper brands of essential oils. However, you will notice a huge difference in quality once you try higher quality ones versus cheaper synthetic ones.

      I do get your stance on not investing to much in essential oils, but ones by Green Health aren’t really pure. So, it’s hard to really tell if you will like essential oils if you are not really testing out the real thing.

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