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Aura Cacia Essential Oils Reviews

Aura Cacia Essential Oils Reviews

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Aura Cacia is an essential oil brand that is sold at a lot of different stores. I have seen their essential oils at GNC, Target, Vitamin Shoppe, Walgreens, etc.

Aura Cacia ReviewsShortly, after I experimented with purchasing Green Health’s essential oils I tested out Aura Cacia’s oils to see how they stacked up.

First, I’m going to teach you a little about the company Aura Cacia and why they are different than a lot of other essential oil companies. Many brands like Young Living and doTerra have an MLM (multi-level marketing) business structure. Avon is an MLM company, which a lot of people are familiar with.

An MLM works by having their clients sign up as distributors. Their clients than encourage people to sign up as a distributor or buy their products from them. However, Aura Cacia is different because they have a co-op structure. Typically, when you purchase essential oils from MLM companies the cost is pretty high.

They originally started as a two-person operation in 1976. They were started in a cabin in Eastern Iowa. By 1979 they were bottling and selling their essential oils locally. Fast forward to the present day and you will see they are a well-known brand in the essential oils industry and as I have stated in a lot of big stores.

Auca Cacia is a co-op owned company. Meaning their an umbrella company of Frontier Co-Op.  This simply means they are member-owned. There is no single owner of the company. Instead, they are owned by multiple businesses. But, wait I thought you said they were an umbrella company of Frontier. They are but they are owned by several other companies, too.

Now that you know a little about them I can go over more about the products they offer. In this Aura Cacia review, I will show you why I like their essential oils and recommend them to anyone looking for high-quality essential oils.

Aura Cacia Pros

  • One of The Best Essential Oil Brands (click here).
  • Reasonable prices.
  • Pure essential oils.
  • Offer organic essential oils.
  • Lots of different essential oils to choose from, offers roll-on’s, carrier oil, etc.
  • Have been making essential oils and selling them since 1976.
  • Their essential oils are available at lots of different stores.
  • Can check the botanical name on their site.
  • 100% money-back guarantee.

Aura Cacia Cons

  • Can’t check the purity of your essential oils with a GC/MS test on their website.

Aura Cacia Purity Test

People that are experienced in aromatherapy know that it’s vital that your essential oils are pure. Meaning your essential oils don’t contain other chemicals that dilute the oils.

Just looking at the bottle will give you some signs of purity. For instance, a bottle of lemon essential oil from Aura Cacia has the Latin name on it which is “Citrus x lemon”. The country origin where this essential oil is from is Italy. Also, Aura Cacia states that it’s a fresh, fruity, top note. Lastly, it comes from the fruit peel, which is how lemon essential oils are extracted from.

Aura Cacia does print the words “100% pure essential oil on their bottle they do give a caution statement on the bottle. It states you shouldn’t use lemon if your pregnant, nursing, suffering from a medical condition, avoid eyes, and mucous membranes. It states lemon can irritate your skin, and Aura Cacia states you should not use it for internal use. Lastly, you should consult a practitioner before using. (see this article on using essential oils correctly)

If you’re concerned about the authenticity of your essential oil from Aura Cacia it should have these words on it:

Distributed by Frontier Co-Op
Norway, IA 5231
www.auracacia.com
@2018 Frontier Co-Op

Also, there should be a barcode.

GC/MS Testing

I looked on their website for quite a while to see if Aura Cacia published their GC/MS test on their website. It’s pretty common for companies to do that, nowadays. I couldn’t find it. However, when I was looking through their FAQ’s page I did find this:

Aura Cacia GC/MS testing

It states that they do test their essential oils with optical rotation and specific gravity and gas chromatography testing. They are pure, but I couldn’t obtain a copy of them.

Aura Cacia Is Proven To Be Pure

I like to prove everything to your with a real laboratory test. Otherwise, I wouldn’t feel confident writing an honest Aura Cacia essential oil review without it.

So, Dr. Robert Pappas (AKA Dr. P) runs a website at essentialoilanalysis.com. He has tested lots of different brands of essential oils. I did find this one on Lavender:

Aura Cacia Lavender

As you can see there are no synthetic chemicals found in the bottle of lavender. Also, not pictured peppermint and frankincense were both passed GC/MS testing.

Aura Cacia Testing Procedure

Aura Cacia does test their essential oils regularly. This is a quality control measure that proves to their customers that they are getting high-quality unadulterated oils. It works the following way:

  • Each pre-shipment has a sample that is taken out and evaluated before making the purchase.
  • Once the oil is purchased the sample is tested to ensure that the essential oils are pure.

What is standard in the essential oils industry is to have the oils test, which is called GC/MS test. To human eye won’t be able to tell essential oil has been adulterated. This is why this test is so important for the essential oils industry. Once you run the GC/MS test it will show all the contents that are in the tested essential oil.

I have searched through Auca Cacia website and was unable to find the results from batches of their products that have been GC/MS tested, though. A lot of companies like Plant Therapy will allow you to check your actual bottle so you can see the GC/MS test that has been run on that specific batch.

Aura Cacia Crafting & Harvesting

It’s important to know how the essential oils are harvested and where they are harvested from. It’s best to have plants that are harvested in the natural environment. Aura Cacia botanicals are found in their natural environment.

Aura Cacia has relationships with several groups of growers and maintains a direct relationship with their growers. Many of Aura Cacia essential oils are certified organic which is better because some growers will actually get chemicals on their plants which does change the potency and therapeutic benefit of their essential oils.

Aura Cacia does get their Argan Oil from Morocco, so they can hand-pick their argan nuts. Also, Sandalwood is from Australian and they don’t harvest endangered Indian Sandalwood like other companies do.

Quality is very important to Aura Cacia’s oils. They guarantee the following:

  • No synthetic fragrances.
  • No synthetic stabilizers or colors.
  • Do NOT use animal testing.
  • Their essential oils are 100% pure.
  • Does NOT include praben or petroleum.
  • Essential oils are tested frequently.

Aura Cacia Smell Test

I have tested a lot of Aura Cacia’s essential oils by defusing them with an electronic diffuser (click here to learn about diffusers). The diffusers I have used are the InnoGear 150mL.   I have also used my URPOWER diffuser in my living room and in my bedroom to help me sleep.

I have even put a couple drops of rosemary and peppermint on a piece of white paper to see how long the smell remained.  It lasted for over 24 hours.

Typically, I try to put 2-4 drops in my electronic diffuser and you can smell the oils within 12 feet or so. Also, when I am using my electronic diffuser the smell is very strong and does linger even after I turn off my diffuser.

I was very impressed with the potency of the essential oils for Aura Cacia.

Aura Cacia Products

Aura Cacia has over 130+ single essential oils in their product line. 28 of the essential oils that they offer are USDA certified organic. Along with being able to purchase lots of different single oils they also offer over 60 blends.

A blend is a fancy name for a scent that has a number of different essential oils in it. For instance, Chill Pill has Sweet orange, lavender, patchouli, peppermint, sweet basil, and Roman chamomile in it.

Starter Kits

Aura Cacia does offer starter sets. Meaning, you get multiple essential oil bottles together. These kits are great if your new to essential oils or are buying a present for someone. They offer two different kits; Discover Essential Oil Kit, and the Discover Relaxation Kit. Here is more information about those two kits:

Discover Essential Oil Kit

  • Comes with four bottles of essential oil (7.4mL)
  • Eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, and tea tree.
  • Beginner pamphlet.

Discover Relaxation Kit

  • Comes with four bottles of essential oil (7.4mL)
  • Chill pill, lavender, patchouli, and sweet orange.
  • Beginner pamphlet.

Roll-Ons

Roll-ons are offered by Aura Cacia. These are great for topical use. When you’re on the go and want something convenient with therapeutic benefits roll-ons are a great way to go. Typically, roll-ons are the same size as a tube of chapstick.

At this time it does look like Aura Cacia does have 19 different blends of roll-ons. Down below are just a few roll-ons that they offer:

  • Aura Cacia Chill Pill.
  • Aura Cacia Cooling Peppermint.
  • Aura Cacia Medieval.
  • Aura Cacia Empowering Solar Plexus Chakra.
  • Aura Cacia Enlightening Crown Chakra.

Carrier Oils

Aura Cacia also sells carrier oils. Carrier oils are good if you want to use essential oils topically. Rather than putting the essential oils on your skin, it’s best to mix them with a carrier oil.

Here are some of the carrier oils that they offer:

  • Harmonizing grapeseed with Vitamin E.
  • Skin care oil (castor oil).
  • Balancing jojob.
  • Nurturing sweet almond.
  • Rejuvenating apricot.
  • Protecting sesame.

Can Aura Cacia Oils Be Taken Internally

There is a lot of debate on taking essential oils internally. For instance, some companies like doTERRA and Young Living have developed brands that advise people to take them internally. However, I was unsure about Aura Cacia stance on this and did find this information on taking their oil internally.

Aura Cacia does NOT recommend you use their essential oils internally. They don’t believe there is enough evidence that shows they can be taken internally. Essential oils are very concentrated and can actually be toxic if taken internally.

Aura Cacia Customer Support

Aura Cacia Money-back Policy

As I have mentioned Aura Cacia’s sets do include a pamphlet which is very helpful if you’re new to essential oils.  Aura Cacia does have a 100% money-back guarantee policy.  This means if you are not satisfied with any of their products they will replace it or refund you at any time.  All that they ask is your return the product within 60 days of the billing date.

They do ask that you complete a Return Goods Authorization form. This helps them in determining what is wrong with the product that you are returning.

Aura Cacia Price

The price is always one important factor when buying essential oils. There are companies that sell essential oils for very cheap and some companies that sell essential oils for much more. So, how are Aura Cacia’s essential oils compared with other oils in the industry? The table down below shows how they stack up compared to other brands in the industry:

Aura Cacia Price Comparison

The below tested essential oils are for the essential oil grapefruit.
Aura Cacia (15ml)$12.17
Edens Garden (10ml)$8.95
Rocky Mountain Oils (15ml)$13.00
Plant Therapy (10ml)$6.95
doTERRAA (15ml)$21.33
Young Living (15ml)$21.59

Other Positive Reviews

Don’t just take my word for it that Aura Cacia is a good respectable brand in the industry. I have read a lot about them in my hours and hours of research prior to writing my own Aura Cacia review.

Here are some other websites which recommend Aura Cacia:

https://www.essentialoilhaven.com/aura-cacia-essential-oils-review/http://www.essentialoilguides.com/aura-cacia-essential-oils-review/https://www.goodguide.com/brands/121751-aura-cacia-brand-product-reviews-ratings#/

Aura Cacia Final Thoughts

So do I recommend you purchase essential oils from Aura Cacia? Yes! Aura Cacia is one brand that I love. There are reputable essential oil companies on my list and Aura Cacia is certainly one of them.  Their prices are reasonable, the quality of the essential oils are excellent, and they are a very trustworthy company.

It’s so uplifting to see a company that has a strong set of values and actually cares about the industry.  Again, Aura Cacia is a very good brand to buy your essential oils from.

I am so glad I discovered Aura Cacia.  Aura Cacia offers a lot of essential oils, carrier oils, roll-ons, etc. Again, the quality of their essential oils is very high. They are certainly a company that produces good quality essential oils.

You can’t beat their 100% money-back guarantee, either.  I am more than happy to recommend them to anyone that is looking for high-quality essential oils.  

As a word of caution don’t use companies like Radha Beauty and ArtNaturals because they sell adulterated essential oils, which I have already exposed.

Do you have any questions about Aura Cacia’s essential oils that aren’t answered in this review?  Do you have any experience with Aura Cacia?  Please leave your comments down below.

Aura Cacia Review
  • Product Quality
  • Price
  • Range of Products
  • Customer Support
  • Value For Money
4.9

Summary

Aura Cacia has very high-quality essential oils. The prices for their oils are reasonably priced. I use their essential oils daily and love them. I highly recommend Aura Cacia.

23 thoughts on “Aura Cacia Essential Oils Reviews

  1. Aura Cacia essential oils are of very high quality. I have been using them for several years now. I love their roll-ons, specifically their Chakra line. Their essential oils are much better than other brands I have purchased over the years, too. Price is pretty decent, too.

    1. Hey Kathy,

      Thanks for letting us know that you like Aura Cacia’s essential oils. They are reasonably priced and are of very high quality. The roll-ons are a lifesaver and well worth the money, too.

  2. Been using Aura Cacia essential oils for almost 10 years now. Love them! My favorite essential oils are lemon, peppermint, lavender, cederwood, and grapefruit. I buy them at Sprouts. I like their oils better than other brands such as NOW, Nature’s Truth, etc. The quality of the oils is exceptional.

    1. Hey Justina,
      Sprouts is a great place to buy essential oils. They do have a big selection here in Kansas City, Missouri.

  3. I came upon Aura Casia’s essential oils by chance, seeing that is the brand sold at the local health food store. I can not tell you how much I love the Medieval Mix. Whenever anyone in the household started to feel sick I would use this oil, sometimes just by having a few drops on a cotton ball next to when sleeping, but mostly by adding it to a chest balm. I just got a diffuser about two years ago, so now I add a few drops of Medieval or Eucalyptus. Thank you for the added information! I am excited to try Chill Pill!

    1. Hey Colleen,

      Good to hear that you discovered Aura Casia’s essential oils and have had positive experiences with them. Medieval Mix is one of the best blends you can get with Aura Casia!

      Medieval Mix is a great way to make sure you and your family are staying well. Haven’t ever use it with chest balm, but that sounds like a good idea.

      You should certainly check out Chill Pill. It’s great when you are stressed out and need some relief from this crazy world we live in.

  4. I knew nothing about essential oils and I am very happy to find your article about Aura Cacia Essential oils. They are good for multiple things like hardwood floor cleaning, garbage disposal pods, homemade laundry soap, home cleaning and home spa. I have always wanted to jump into aromatherapy and I think I will start with some essentials oils from Aura Cacia.

    1. Hey Ruben,

      A lot of people think you can just use essential oils topically or diffuse them. But, as you have shown there are lots of other ways you can use essential oils. You should really start getting into aromatherapy. It’s great for improving the quality of your life.

  5. Interesting! I’ll have to check out Aura Cacia. I know that many MLMs promote the purity of their product and that is why the cost is a bit higher. (Well, that and their compensation structure…)

    1. Hey Melina,

      Just so you know Aura Cacia essential oils are 100% pure. They just cost a lot less than other companies essential oils. I still can’t understand why some of them charge as much as they do.

  6. I too am into essential oils. I love your comparisons to make it simpler for people to decide which ones might be best for them. But, I have a difficult time staying with one company. I have one or two that are my “go-tos”. I am going to have to try these oils.

    1. Hey Mary,

      There are a ton of different essential oil companies out there. I have tried a lot of different companies oils out! I would recommend just testing some others out to see how you like them.

  7. I’ve been very happy with Aura Cacia and their essential oils.  It’s good to see that I have been purchasing pure essential oils from them all this time.  I’m not going to mention any names, but an MLM company I used to use charged so much more than Aura Cacia and I have to be perfectly honest.  The quality of their oils is the same and cost about half as much.

    Love Aura Cacia!

  8. Hi, 

    I’ve never tried Aura Cacia essential oils before, I have however used Edens Garden and Now Foods to date. In your experience how do they compare? As far as I’ve seen neither of those brands offer a money back guarantee.

    I live in the UK do you happen to  know if it’s easy to source over here? 

    Thanks

    Nathan

    1. Hey Nate,

      I believe that Aura Cacia essential oils are better quality than NOW Foods. But, obviously, NOW’s are cheaper than Aura Cacia. But, when comparing Aura Cacia and Edens Garden I believe they are both quality essential oils. I have to give a slight advantage to Aura Cacia, but Edens Garden is a quality brand, too.

      Aura Cacia is based out of Iowa, United States. But, yes they do ship overseas. You could always purchase them on Amazon. I am very confident that you will be very happy with the quality of their essential oils, though.

  9. After having a bad experience with Young Living and DoTerra, I had enough of essential oils but Aura Cacia does sound enticing! I have a blocked nose a lot and I use aromatherapy for fresh air in my room as the soothing smell really helps unblock my nose and plus it smells really good. I use peppermint and eucalyptus mostly.

    I have a question though, most essential oils have expiry dates, what actually happens when the oil reaches it’s expire date though?

    1. Hey Riaz,

      Sorry to hear that you have had a bad experience with Young Living and doTERRA. Aura Cacia isn’t an MLM company is offered in lots of stores, online shops, etc. They are certainly one of my favorite brands in the industry. Peppermint and eucalyptus are great essential oils for clearing your sinuses.

      You are correct essential oils will lose their potency after a while. However, each essential oil is different. Typically, citrus essential oils seem to lose potency quicker. However, I do recommend storing them in a refrigerator. This will help double their life-span.

  10. The bottles with Aura Cacia are bulkier than other brands.  Most other brands use different bottles.  I do have to say the essential oils do come out of the bottles slower.  This is a good thing because with others I will end up putting more oil than I intended to.

    Very happy with Aura Cacia.  I only buy their organic essential oils and love them!

    1. Hey Juliet,

      Thanks for your feedback on Aura Cacia. I do agree that their bottles are bulkier. But, that isn’t a bad thing. I know what your saying about their bottles coming out slowly. This too isn’t a bad thing. In fact, I save them and use their bottles.

      For instance, when I buy essential oils from Plant Guru I use a dropper to put them in Aura Cacia bottles because they don’t come out so fast.

      Also, I do highly recommend organic essential oils, too. It might cost a little more, but it’s well worth it!

  11. Bought these essential oils from Natural Grocers last weekend.  Bought basil and eucalyptus.  Been very happy with the quality of their essential oils.  It’s nice to see that you purchase organic essential oils with them, too.  I ended up spending a little extra because I always try to get organic essential oils when I can.

  12. I’ve been using Aura Cacia for several years.  Personally, I use a lot of citrus blends like lemon, grapefruit, sweet orange, bergamot, etc.  Citrus blends help uplift your mood and I start every day with them and diffuse them throughout the day.  It really does help a lot.

    I love the brand Aura Cacia, though.  They sell them at my local whole foods store.  Been using them for 3 years now.

  13. I have a question not on this brand specifically, but of claims that are made with Essential Oils. I was reading somewhere that the ‘certified organic’ statement is not regulated so any brand can put that on its products. I thought of it while reading this review because you mentioned this brand is certified organic. 

    So I guess I have two questions. Is what I read true? And other than using that label, do they specifically state they don’t use growers who put chemicals on their plants?

  14. Hello,

    By no means or any stretch of the word am I a essential oil connoisseur. I can admit I have a good friend who mixes her own oils and I get a few bottles from time to time. I use them for their natural fragrance instead of fancy perfumes.

    But, your Aura Cacia essential oils review is on a whole other level. I had no idea the many usages essential oils can be used for (I just wanted to smell good naturally). Very insightful and thorough review.

    The lavender, eucalyptus oils, their fragrances and health properties made sense to me. But, my mind was blown to know that Aura Cacia essential oils can literally be used to clean your house with and can be put in my laundry.

    I am also pleased with Aura Cacia’s price, appears more reasonable than my friend’s oils and has more ways they can be used. It also looks like I can purchase many of the oils in my local health food and drugstores.

    Thank you for your helpful insight,

    Diane

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