Finding the best essential oils can be tricky when you don’t know what to look for. 😕

You can look up essential oils on the internet and be faced with ten different companies, confusing search results and a list of sites that you’ve never seen before.

But before you buy, you need to make sure you’re buying the real thing.

What do I mean by the real thing?

I mean a concentrated oil that is extracted straight from the plant, herb, fruit, etc. 🌱

No added water.

No added vegetable oils.

No perfume.

Just pure essential oils.

Makes sense, right?

But how can you find out if you’re spending your money on a fake or not? – especially when buying online.

Here’s how to know when the oil you’re using has had nothing added.

How To Know If Your Essential Oils Are Pure

It’s easy to figure out if your essential oils are pure. All it takes is one easy trick! 😃

You’re going to need a piece of paper and place a drop of the essential oil onto the paper.

If it leaves a ring or circle on the paper, once dried, it’s had a vegetable oil added.

Why is this the case?

Despite being known as an essential oil, they have a consistency more like water and are very thin.

The only exceptions to this trick are sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli and German chamomile oils, as they are thicker like an oil.

But what about before buying?

You don’t want to spend the money, have the oil delivered to you and then realise it’s a fake.

First, look out for the name.

It should always specify that it’s an essential oil, not just any oil.

So, for example, thyme essential oil is different to thyme oil – so look out for that and make sure they are specifying that it’s an essential oil.

dark glass bottle showing how to find the best essential oils

You can also check the ingredients if they are showing them.

Some brands will let you read the list and you’ll see it has a high concentration of vegetable oil and maybe little to no essential oil.

You also want to make sure the oil is in an amber or dark blue glass bottle instead of a clear, plastic one.

Essential oils can degrade plastic and can spoil if exposed to sunlight ☀️, so by using the dark glass, you can avoid that.

But even if they are in a dark bottle, keep them in a dark place to ensure longevity.

So you know what to look for, but you don’t want to spend hours figuring out where to go for the best oils?

I’ve got that covered too.

The 6 Best Brands For Buying Essential Oils

It can become frustrating when trying to figure out where to buy your essential oils from and where not to.

And it only becomes more frustrating if you can’t see the product in person and have to buy online.

So here’s a list of the best essential oil brands out there that sell pure, real oils to make your life a little easier. 😃


Doterra essential oils are well-known for their quality products and high standards, including their CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) status that they actually created themselves for the essential oil industry!

The essential oils they create are easy enough for beginners to use but are still great for those who have been familiar with essential oils for years.

Each oil is made from plants harvested across the world and they are distilled specifically to each one to make the best quality oil from each, without compromising the therapeutic benefits.

Their products include single oils, pre-made blends, rollerball bottles, dropper bottles, essential oil capsules that are safe for consumption and many other ranges.

You can buy any of Doterra’s essential oils and kits from Amazon.

Young Living

Young living started out with their own home built essential oil distillery creating a range of oils that were high in quality and that retained all their therapeutic benefits.

With their SeedtoSeal promise, they make sure they oversee the production of their oils from when the plant is picked, to being distilled into an oil and through to the shipping process.

Their range includes single oils, pre-made blends (including their famous ‘Thieves’ oil), massage oils, skin care, rollerball bottles, essential oil collections and diffusers.

You can buy Young Living essential oils from Amazon.

Plant Therapy

Plant therapy is a family run business created with the idea of selling high quality essential oils, for cheaper prices, so everyone can benefit from their therapeutic properties.

They’re known for their great customer service and team of aromatherapists who guide you through using essential oils at home, no matter if you’re a beginner or not.

They have a range of individual oils, organic, rollerball bottles and tried-and-tested synergy bottles.

Their synergy ranges are pre-made essential oil blends that have specific purposes.

So, for example, some can be used for muscle aid, some for improved sleep, to boost your immunity or to help you relax.

You can buy Plant Therapy essential oils and kits from Amazon.


Now Foods sell a wide range of essential oils for both aromatherapy and topical use.

Now Foods is one of the essential oil brands that have been around for a long time, even before oils were common for people to use (all the way back in 1968!)

They have their own pre-made blends, single oils, starter kits, oil diffusers and to make it easier for you, they’ve categorised all their oils into every type so you can find exactly what you’re looking for!

Their kits include a ‘Let There Be Peace & Quiet’ set, a ‘Love At First Scent’ set, a ‘Put Some Pep In Your Step’ set and ‘Seasonal Changes’.

Each one includes 3x10ml bottles of single essential oils and a 10ml bottle of a blend that fits the theme.

You can buy Now essential oils from Amazon.

Eden’s Garden

Eden’s Garden begun with the aim to make essential oils accessible for everyone and to start a company that genuinely cared about their customers.

They have a great reputation and are favoured by a lot of people for the quality of the oils despite the lower price and the smell of their blends.

Their most popular set is the HOME aroma collection with grapefruit, lavender, peppermint, wild orange, their Hope blend and Sunshine Spice blend.

Each dropper bottle has 10ml of oil and is great for using in your diffuser, DIY recipes, diluted for your skin and therapeutically.

It also comes with a guide explaining 150 different ways you can use essential oils, making this kit great as a gift or for beginners.

You can buy Eden Garden’s oils and kits from Amazon.

Radha Beauty

Radha beauty is actually a natural skin care company started by a ballerina who struggled with her skin throughout her career.

She created products that were good for your health and skin, so you can look your best.

She also has a range of essential oils, carrier oils and natural plant gels for you to choose from.

Her best seller is a set of 18 essential oils including tea tree, ylang ylang, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus and geranium.

Each bottle has 5ml of oil and smell great alone or even blended with one another, giving you a ton of options on what you want to use them for.

Buy Radha Beauty kits and oils from Amazon.

Those are the best 6 brands that sell high quality, therapeutic grade essential oils for you to choose from!

Each one has a different selection of oils and kits, so you can pick whichever sounds the best for you, whether it’s a pre-made blend by Young Living, a happiness inspired pack by Now or even a full set of 18 oils by Radha Beauty.

If you want to get more out of your essential oils, learn how to use them with 60 blends and 10 aromatherapy recipes for you to choose from.

Do you use essential oils already and have a favourite brand?

Tell me in the comments below and don’t forget you can pin this for later! 📌

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