The plants used to produce essential oils originate from different places all over the world. Shipping them from different countries adds transportation costs to the price of oil production. Helichrysum is native to coastal France, Italy, and Croatia. Its delicate flowers bloom in rocky soils before a painstakingly careful harvest. When you buy oils, it’s important to research where the botanicals were grown. Farming the plants in their natural environments or in habitats that replicate their native environments is crucial to producing best-quality oil.
Why are some essential oils so cheap?
If you’ve browsed through the different essential oil options offered from various sources, you’ve likely seen a wide range of prices. Have you taken a deep look at what the ingredient list and company background of each of these oils looks like? Companies with lower-end pricing often use poor-quality oils and dilute them with harmful additives to achieve those cheap price points.
When shopping for high-quality essential oils, double-check that they don’t contain any synthetic fillers. Oil singles should have only one ingredient—the single essential oil. When it comes to blends, there will be a couple ingredients listed, but make sure those ingredients are pure botanical oils. Of course, some high-quality blends may be diluted with a neutral carrier oil like jojoba or grape seed, depending on the product’s intended application. For example, some of our blends, like those in our KidScents® and Animal Scents lines, are prediluted with natural oils and/or glycerin to make them safe for use around children and pets. However, as a rule, you’ll want to avoid additives and dilutions—especially synthetic ones—entirely. To learn more about what you should look for when purchasing oils, check out this blog post.
What makes Young Living different from other oil companies?
It comes down to quality. As we mentioned above, many companies—particularly those with unusually low price points—often compromise on their sourcing, formulation, process, or other elements of production. Conversely, Young Living focuses intensely on getting every element right; you never have to second guess whether you’re getting a high-quality product. Young Living sets the industry standard for quality with its strict Seed to Seal quality commitment. This commitment to naturally derived, plant-based products means we oversee the making of our oils from start to finish—from growing the seeds to harvesting the plants to obtaining their oils to exhaustively testing the final product. This results in oils and oil-infused products you can use with peace of mind in every part of your life.
To see Seed to Seal in action, watch this video on how our Lavender essential oil is made at our St Maries Lavender Farm and Distillery.
We’re passionate about using only the best ingredients, ones that are as pristine as they are effective. You can rest easy knowing that Young Living products will never contain:
- Artificial dyes
- Mineral oil
Our oils are made with the highest quality in mind. This takes out all the guesswork, allowing you to live naturally without a second thought.
What oils can I purchase for under $30?
While we absolutely adore our higher-priced oils, we understand that, especially when building your collection, dropping a lot of your budget on a handful of essential oils may be a bit much. That’s why we’re suggesting some of our favorite, most versatile oils that you can add to your collection for under $30 each!