Why are essential oils so expensive?

Ayurvedic oil dropping on bodyA question I am often asked is Why are essential oils so expensive? In this article I will try and explain the realities of purchasing quality essential oils and the reasoning and arguments towards buying Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils rather than a cheap alternative.

 Essential oils are also known as the natural oils. They have been extracted from the peels, flowers, fruits, twigs and leaves of various plants through the process of distillation. Many of us buy Essential oils online because of two reasons 1) it provide a wider range to select 2) it also offer competitive price. Whenever you want to buy these oils online or from a store, you need to know and to consider some important facts of them.

Make Some Research before Purchasing

Before you purchase these oils, you need to make some research on them, what they are? How they are created? For what purpose they can be used? Once you understand all these things you can surely select best products easily.

Statement about Purity

It can annoying when you find out that you had purchased oil which is not pure. So always check statement about purity of the manufacturer, so you should consider only buying Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils, which are 100% pure natural aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. You should be informed if it is not 100% pure natural aromatic compounds, which means it is mixed with something else other than pure essential oil, so check the percentage of purity before hand.

Customer Service

Customer service is very important for any type of product and also for the essential oils that you have purchased because of many reasons such as if you want to know something about the product, want to replace it etc. Thus always check it whenever you make a purchase, and try to avoid those who not provide this service.

Buy From a Reputed Company

Whenever you want to buy these oils always select from a reputable company which has been providing a good service from many years. It does not mean a new company cannot supply good and high quality essential oils, however always consider the expression, “buyer beware”. So, if you select a well established firm then you get help easily whenever you need as compared to a new one.

Samples or Small Sizes First

If you are purchasing essential oils for the first time or from a new firm then try to get samples or small sizes pack, because you may need a replace if they are not well for you.

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If possible buy these from local online stores, main benefits of it is you can try them before purchase and replacement is also easy. They can also give advice about the products and how to use them.  DoTerra Reviews provides information about essential oils and there uses as well as a live support service


It is also a major fact to consider here. Many sites declare that they provide essential oils of high quality at very cheap prices, however the reality is that high quality  Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are expensive. The cost of extracting the natural oils in a natural and hygienic way is a large amount of the purchasing price, for the oils to be cheaper would undermine the purity of the essential oils and health and wellness benefits of the product . Compromising on price should not be considered if you wish the best quality 100% pure and natural essential oils.

Some other Facts

Some other facts you need to consider when buying essential oils are:

  • Storage place and containers
  • How they smell as well as their quality
  • Packing date and expiry date
  • Rare materials used to make them.

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