How to Find an Essential Oil Company You Can Trust

Aromatherapy has taken the wellness world by storm, and for good reason. From moisturizing your cuticles to positive breathing experience, essential oils have several awesome benefits.



Finding a Reputable Essential Oil Company


Like any popular product on the market, not all essential oils are created equal. You wouldn’t go to a restaurant without consulting Yelp or getting your haircut  without asking for references, right? You should approach wellness companies with the same caution.

Finding reputable companies can be difficult, though. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of traits to help you choose a company that’s making oils you can trust.


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The Essential Oils Company Checklist


1. They’re Transparent About Where Their Oils Come From

Because essential oils can be easily contaminated, brand transparency is everything. A company should be able to tell you how they harvest and extract their ingredients and where each oil is sourced. They should also be able to tell you the Latin name of each oil so you know exactly what plant the oil came from.

For example, there are many different species of lavender. If you don’t know the specific kind being used in your oil, you may not be getting the experience you’re actually looking for.


2. Their Products Are Pure and Backed by Science

So, how are essential oils regulated to ensure they’re pure? Unfortunately, the honest answer is that there is no official or standardized regulatory agency for testing the purity of essential oils. But, it helps if a company has put together a detailed, comprehensive quality and safety process to ensure their oils haven’t been contaminated or altered in any way. A company willing to use third-party testing is even better!

I’ve research several essential oil companies over the years i.e. doTERRA, Young Living, Mountain Rose Herbs, Living Libations, Taspens Organics, and Melaleuca. Recently, I’ve been checking out Isagenix’s new line of essential oils.



3. Their Prices Aren’t Extreme

It can take a lot of plant matter to create one small bottle of essential oil, which is why some oils are more expensive than others. The price primarily depends on how readily available each plant is.

Frankincense oil, for instance, will be more expensive than lemon oil because lemons are much more readily available than frankincense. Frankincense requires a process in which sap is collected from a tree and then steam distilled, whereas lemon oil is cold pressed from lemon peels — a much easier process!

If a company is charging the same exact price for every single oil, you may need to question where they’re sourcing their plants.

Similarly, if a company is luring you in with the lowest prices on the market, you may need to consider if they’re being honest about the quality of their oils. On the other hand, just because a company has the most expensive oils doesn’t necessarily mean they have the best oils.  Note: check out my blog post about essential oils vs fragrance oils.

The key is understanding which oils are common and which are rare and checking bottle labels to determine oil quality.


Think You’re Ready to Choose?

Finding a company you trust  can be difficult, but at the end of the day, the more information a company is willing to share, the better. When a company is honest and forthcoming about their product every step of the way, you have everything you need to make an informed decision.



In conclusion, everyone has the essential oil company they like and would recommend, so I suggest doing your own research and find the best one for you.


Transforming Your Mind with These 4 Tips

Your mind works in mysterious yet powerful ways. Your thoughts, actions, responses, and future are all affected by the mind. Transforming your mind might seem like something magical, but it is very doable. Here are 4 tips to a happier, more focused, and enlightened mind!

1. Train your brain to be more positive! Going through life with a negative mentality will only get you so far. Come across a negative in your life? Turn that into a positive. Perhaps your car breaks down and you’ve been putting off getting a new car for a while. Well, instead of getting upset, train your brain to accept this circumstance as a new, happy and fortunate change! Who doesn’t love a new car! Positivity is key to transforming your mind!

2. Be in love, not just with someone else but with yourself and your life. Happiness comes from within! Radiate love onto others and focus on your inner peace and happiness. Project positivity onto others and you will transform your mind into the greatest self-love you have ever had. With time, true love will come and morph into something beautiful. Just focus on loving yourself, there’s only one of you!

3. Take time to do what makes you happy. A lot of times, we can get stuck in the rut of day-to-day life, working dead end jobs that have no real meaning and value to our lives. Just getting by won’t transform your mind or outlook on life. Live your passion! Strive to perfect your daily life and open up your mind to possibilities outside of your comfort zone. Showing yourself that you can do anything you put your mind to is one of the best ways to transform your mind, forever!

4. Lastly, eat organic brain food- vegetables and fruits! Feeding your brain the purest and highest quality foods will give you the greatest advantage. Chemicals in non-organic foods play a big role in the hormones associated with our feelings. Too many hormones/pesticides in our foods can cause an imbalance in our own bodies, which will make balancing your mind difficult. Eliminate those pesticides and hormones. Your body, mind, and soul will thank you!

Transforming your mind isn’t magic. It’s all about transforming yourself, your level of happiness and drive in this world! You can do it!







Do you know what your body type is?




So, do you know what your body type (constitution) is? You may have heard about it from a friend who is a yoga instructor or from someone who studies Ayurveda.


What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the science of life. It is a lifestyle-based guide for creating and maintaining health in your body, mind and spirit. It was created nearly 5,000 years ago and is practiced all over the world. While I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I was able to learn from Dr. John Douillard about the Principles of Ayurveda.  In fact, Ayurveda and Yoga go hand-in-hand, which you probably know.

In Ayurveda, you discover your constitution – which is a combination of vata, pitta, and kapha.  Once you learn what your constitution or body type is, you can practice a lifestyle designed to balance those properties and bring harmony to your being.

Ayurveda is about creating health – prevention of disease rather than treating disease. It always looks at the body as a whole and at the connection between the mind and body when addressing health. To find out what your body’s constitution is, click the links below:




Ayurveda is a holistic and inspiring view of health care that teaches you to view your mind and body with respect. Learn more and make choices to bring about your best state of health!

In Health and Happiness,