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Beware of Fraudulent Essential Oils in the Market

There are many brands of essential oils to choose from. Unfortunately, what you see is not always what you get. Some brands promising 100 percent purity contained no essential oils at all. On the right, these oils are marketed as "100% Pure." They were found to have synthetic additives. Each 15ml bottle oil is sold for $2.97, regardless of the type of oil....

A Comparison of Cinnamon Bark Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Oil

Cinnamomum verum picture by Simon A. Eugster What is the difference between cinnamon bark essential oil and cinnamon leaf essential oil? Both come from cinnamomum zeylanicum also refererred to as cinnamomum verum tree. Both have that familiar cinnamon aroma (although cinnamon bark has more depth). Both have properties that help maintain a healthy immun...

Evaluating Essential Oil Prices

I am going to go over how to look at essential oil prices. Rather than choose premium brands from Europe such as Pranoram, Primavera, or Sanoflore, I decided to compare prices of essential oils that we can find in our local health food stores in Honolulu. Today, I went to the local GNC Store, Whole Foods, and Down to Earth. Oftentimes, I hear that people go ...

Where do doTERRA essential oils come from?

UPDATE 6/13/2017 - Added Manuka Oil UPDATE 3/20/2017 - I've been to all the conventions and major events receiving the most accurate and up to date information. doTERRA essential oils come from the best sources around the world that can produce enough quantity to support the demand of essential oil enthusiasts. When I look at doTERRA essential oil bott...

Facts About Essential Oil Quality. Is there a difference?

Have you every stood in a store wondering why one brand cost significantly more than the other? Usually, we learn from trial and error or a recommendation from a friend. Sometimes the internet may help us and at other times it doesn't. In the past, I purchased whatever is on sale or brand that I recognize. Sometimes, I assumed the most expensive product was ...

How many drops are in an Essential Oil bottle?

If you work with essential oils you know that a drop or two can go a long way. How many drops are in each bottle? As I discussed most of the oils come in the standard size of 15 mL bottles while premium oils come in 5 mL bottles. Many people like to share or distribute oils in smaller 2mL bottles. Here is the break down (They range because oils drops var...