Best essential oils

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Essential oils can be used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used individually or in complex blends depending on your desired benefit and can be diffused aromatically, applied topically, or ingested internally. Essential oils are powerful sources of plant medicine, and there's an essential oil or blend for pretty much every existing ailment. The one thing you want to be certain of before purchasing your oil is that you're getting the purest essential oils the market has to offer. There are a plethora of essential oil brands out there, which can make finding the best ones somewhat of a challenge. That's why we created this list, so you can be confident that the essential oils that made our cut are the purest and very best in the business. 

Best overall

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Essential for your family

doTERRA was founded by a group of healthcare and business professionals with the shared vision of sharing the power of therapeutic-grade essential oils with the world. This brand sources its oil from optimal regions around the globe, and all of their oils are tested for the highest levels of purity and potency. Each doTERRA oil passes through rigorous CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) testing guided by cutting-edge advancements in essential oil researching and testing implementation. doTERRA benefits from the ever-increasing knowledge and expertise of a scientific board made up of global consultants in chemistry, microbiology, botany, research science, physiology, and nutritional science. This kit contains ten essential oils and blends; the "feel better" essentials that parents need daily to care for their families. 

For diffusing

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Made from pure ingredients

Vitruvi is a family company founded by siblings Sean & Sara Panton. The first collections were built from their apartment, where they hand-filled and hand-parcelled every order. Growing in this way created close connections to their customers and community, and the focus behind their brand is to create products that help you take care of every aspect of your dynamic life. They believe in the effectiveness of pure, quality, ingredients, and their singular oils and blends have a strong following. One of our favorite Vitruvi blends is "Boost." It gives a clean, citrus, and balanced scent and was inspired by citrus and warm summer days. They recommend 15 drops per use in a diffuser. 

Living energy

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Young living

For an extra energy boost

Young Living's mission is to honor their stewardship to champion nature's living energy, essential oils, by fostering a community of healing and discovery while inspiring individuals to wellness, purpose, and abundance. Their essential oil farms play an integral role in their "Seed to Seal," quality commitment, which commits to provide pure, potent essential oils to homes across the world, delivering the very best that nature has to offer. This Everyday Essential Oil Kit includes 5ml bottles of Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, PanAway, Joy, Purification, Thieves, and Stress Away.

An organic option

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Plant therapy

Made from organic plant material

Plant Therapy's goal is to positively impact the lives of as many people as they possibly can, by selling high-quality products at affordable prices. Every bottle of oil from Plant Therapy goes through multiple rounds of testing, including organoleptic testing by Robert Tisserand, an essential oil expert, and multiple rounds of GC-MS testing by several third-party laboratories. This set contains their most popular oils and includes the 100% pure, USDA Organic essential oils of Eucalyptus Globulus, Lemon, Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree, and Lavender. 

Budget friendly

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Aura cacia

The best value for essential oils

These budget-friendly essential oils definitely won't break the bank but certainly do not lack in quality. Aura Cacia has been a leader in aromatherapy for over 30 years. Discover how to use essential oils for relaxation with four of the best pure essential oils for nighttime and throughout your hectic day. This kit includes lavender, patchouli, sweet orange, and chill pill pure essential oil blend. These 100% pure essential oils undergo a multi-step testing process to ensure quality and authenticity. They include zero synthetic fragrances, and they are never tested on animals. This kit also includes a learning guide with over 25 relaxing ways to use essential oils.

Pure therapeutic therapy

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Edens garden

Support for respiratory systems

Edens Garden personally sources each essential oil and raw ingredient to ensure affordable prices without compromising quality. They test every batch of essential oils and provide GC-MS reports to their customers to ensure each oil's therapeutic value and purity. This Exhale blend uses a combination of Eucalyptus, Lemon, Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Ravensara to rid your body of negativity and soothe your mind. It is perfect for bedtime and encourages calm before sleep and shutters you from the worries of tomorrow. With its ability to promote your respiratory system, this synergy blend also makes an exceptional pre-workout resource. 

Vitamin E oil

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Mountain rose herbs

Infused vitamin E with natural mountain scents

Mountain Rose Herbs offers a large selection of 100% pure, certified organic, and high-quality essential oils from farm to bottle. They are perfect for aromatherapy, skin and hair products, natural cleaning formulas, soap making, DIY recipes, and much more. This Vitamin E oil was obtained by vacuum distillation of vegetable fats derived from non-GMO soy sources. It is excellent for preventing rancidity in cosmetics, and acts as an anti-oxidant in creams, lotions, baby products, cosmetics, and more. This particular Vitamin E oil contains 18-20% mixed tocopherols. This is a concentrated product, and proper dilution of no more than 1% within another carrier is required if you are going to apply it directly to the skin.

Calming and soothing

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Rocky mountain oils

Deep relaxing aromatherapy

Rocky Mountain Oils are of the highest quality available in the industry. They provide GC-MS test results from verified independent third-parties on all of their essential oils so they can verify and guarantee purity and quality. This Lavender essential oil was grown through organic practices and harvested without the use of fillers or fragrance enhancers of any kind. It has a medium-strength floral, herbaceous, and sweet aroma, presenting a top-middle fragrance note. Add lavender oil to a diffuser or inhaler and breathe deeply for a calming effect or use it before bedtime for a restful night's sleep. When added to a carrier oil, lavender works excellent as an after-sun skin moisturizer and is also a great oil to soothe skin irritation.

Immunity boost

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Rejuvenate and boost immunity

REVIVE Essential Oils are 100% pure therapeutic grade, as demonstrated by scientific tests that are performed by independent, third-party experts and posted publicly on their website. REVIVE believes that quality starts with farms and sourcing, and their essential oils are sourced from around the world, from specific regions where that species of plant or tree grows best. They contain no fillers, carrier oils, or synthetics. This kit includes six full-sized bottles of their favorite blends and essential oils: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Immunity Boost, Sleep, and Breathe Air. 

Get your aromatherapy on

Aromatherapy is an ancient and time-honored tradition. Essential Oils offer many benefits and can be used in multiple ways. Take care of the entire family with the doTERRA Family Essential Kit, or put some Vitruvi Boost into a diffuser to breathe fresh air into a room. Or rub Rocky Mountain Oils onto your skin and feel the stress and tension melt away. You can even ingest some of these essential oils internally to reap the benefits of their powerful plant medicine. Whatever your application is, you can't go wrong with any of the high-quality, pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils on this list. 

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