Three Reasons NOT to buy Drugstore Essential Oils

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on February 7, 2021

While we all love a good deal, we can agree that there are a few things on which we should never compromise quality. You know, things like toilet paper, mattresses, car tires, or acupuncture.

Another item to add to that list? Essential oils. Why settle for second best when pure essential oils are readily available, just waiting for you to try? Trust us on this one.

Not all essential oils are created equal

We’ve all seen those amber oil bottles at our local health food stores. The packaging may be aesthetically pleasing, but be sure you know what’s inside the charming little bottles before you add them into your wellness routine.

Always opt for pure essential oils instead of essential oils diluted with carrier oils and other hard-to-pronounce ingredients.

Before you even think about buying drugstore essential oils, there are some questions you need to ask yourself. Check out the three most important questions below—the answers are crucial to finding the best essential oils out there.

Young Living essential oil diffuser in a bedroom with a plant and book nearby

1. What is the company’s commitment to quality?

While some drugstore essential oils are fragrance oils diluted with carriers and additives, some drugstore options may be 100 percent essential oils. That’s a step in the right direction.

But how deep does dedication to quality run in the company’s roots? To ensure your oils are pure from start to finish, it is important to investigate a brand’s sources and processes.

Young Living’s Seed to Seal® quality commitment begins from the moment the seeds are planted and ends with a seal that promises the highest quality in every drop.

Where do the essential oils come from?

In today’s world, sustainability matters. A key to the integrity of the oils we all love is where the botanicals are grown and distilled.

Choose an essential oil company that values responsible production practices and processing at all stages in the supply chain, from farm to final packaging.

Young Living essential oils are sourced from our corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers. By using these reputable sources we can confidently make the promises that we do.

Read more about how Young Living’s essential oils are made.

Young Living Essential oils lavender farms

2. How are the essential oils tested?

While testing doesn’t change the quality of essential oils, it’s how we can confidently make the quality claims we do. We don’t compromise on stringent in-house quality testing and neither should you! Third-party testing also ensures that unbiased, trained scientists are putting their stamp of approval on the oils.

Young Living essential oils are tested 15–30 times before they make it to your home. Our state-of-the-art labs and third-party testers guarantee that our product quality is unyielding.

3. Where to buy essential oils

Now that we’ve given you the lowdown on which essential oils are worth your time, get more info on where to buy the highest-quality essential oils on the market.

Young Living Essential oils Lustre and Lucia diffusers

For helpful advice on how to use your high-quality oils when they arrive, read our beginners guide to essential oils and how to go from a newbie to a pro.

Why does quality matter to you when buying essential oils?

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