The Top 10 Essential Oil Brands

doTerra, Young Living, Rocky Mountain, Plant Therapy, Edens Garden… there really are a wide variety of essential oil brands to choose from! Today, we will take a look at our top 10 favorite essential oil brands. We will discover their visions, missions, values and background, and learn what makes them top brands today. All the information is obtained from their official website.

1. doTerra

Did you know the brand name doTerra is inspired by the Latin phrase “Gift of The Earth”? doTerra is a MLM brand founded in 2008 by David Stirling, Emily Wright, David Hill, Corey B. Lindley, Gregory P. Cook and Robert J. Young. The founders are committed to providing the highest and purest quality of essential oils which lead to them creating the CPTG (Certified Pure Tested Grade) protocol, to ensure that each and every bottle of their essential oils is 100% pure and free from any contaminants, achieved through a rigorous examination of every batch of oil combined with third-party testing. Their price range starts from $17 USD.

2. Young Living

Young Living is a MLM brand founded by Donald Gary Young and Mary Young in 1993. They began their first farm and distillery the following year, the source of their oils, and continued their mission till today. That mission is to empower lives globally and providing a healthy home for all by sharing the unique benefits of nature’s living energy – essential oils. Young Living is certified seed to seal, meaning the qualities of their oil remain top-end and authentic, achieved through rigorous testing and strict guidelines, to make sure the quality isn’t compromised by contaminants. Young Living is also cruelty free. Their price range starts from $15USD.

Read more about our comparison of MLM brands doTerra vs Young Living here.

3. Rocky Mountain Oils

Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO) a non-MLM brand founded in 2004 by Michael Vincent, whose vision was to make essential oils available to everyone without memberships or contracts. RMO also prioritizes transparency with customers, and has a satisfaction guaranteed policy through their S.A.A.F.E promise:

  • S = Satisfaction Guaranteed
    The commitment of delivering the highest quality of pure essential oils, this guarantee is supported by transparently disclosing the GC/MS test results on the official website for all essential oils, and a 90-day product return policy with no questions asked.
  • A = Authentic
    Going through a meticulous process of selecting the most trusted suppliers in the industry, and the selected supplier is required to meet the strict product quality guidelines, to guarantee authenticity and purity of the essential oils.
  • A = Analysis
    Conducting an external GC/MS testing verified through an independent third party followed by an internal testing by RMO’s chemist to guarantee that the essential oils are free from impurities.
  • F = Free of Adulterants
    Verifying the essential oils is free of adulterants by conducting both internal and external testing.
  • E = Effective & Pure
    GC/MS testing followed by internal quality control to guarantee only the standard and quality of the essential oils are 100% pure and authentic.

RMO is also considerably more affordable compared to other brands with essential oils ranging starting from as low as $9 USD.

4. Plant Therapy

A non-MLM brand founded in 2011 by Chris Jones, with a foundation that prioritises the relationship and trust of the customers. They carry out tedious background checks about the supplier before moving onto the oils, their oils are tested by certified aroma therapists before sending to a third party testing facility. Furthermore, Plant Therapy has several certifications such as USDA Organic Certifications, GMP Certification, Leaping Bunny Certification (cruelty-free), EPA Green Power Partner and Third Party-Testing (they disclose GC/MS testing on their official website). Plant Therapy is also a more affordable brand, with price range starting from as low as $6.95 USD.

5. Edens Garden

A women-led, family-owned and faith-based non-MLM brand founded in 2009 by Grace Martin. The brand name is in honour of the Garden of Eden from the bible, reflecting beauty and purity, its values supporting their mission to share prime quality and affordable essential oils and be transparent about their sourcing and process. They are dedicated to their pledge, E.D.E.N.S Pledge:

  • E = Effective
    The study of aromatherapy proves the effectiveness of essential oils.
  • D = Dedicated
    Safe products for customers with a 30-day product return policy with no questions asked
  • E = Education
    In-house certified aroma therapists who are dedicated to educate themselves to further advance their knowledge with essential oils.
  • N = Natural
    Essential oils are free of any contaminants and bottled in a way that benefits the environment.
  • S = Safe
    GC/MS tested by third party experts are carried out to guarantee the safety and quality. The products also go through thorough checks and guidelines.

Edens Garden is vegan, cruelty-free and GC/MS tested. The price range starts from as low as $5.95 USD.


A family-owned non-MLM brand founded by Alexandria George (CEO), Suleman Ali and George Family, who used to be regular customers of big MLM brands. After discovering how much profit goes to the pyramid of advocates selling the MLM products, they founded REVIVE EO with the mission to make affordable yet upscale essential oils without a middle man, making it accessible to all. Revive EO is cruelty-free, organic and 100% pure therapeutic grade free from fillers and other contaminants used daily by the people of REVIVE EO themselves. Numerous and detailed 3rd party testing done to ensure the purity and authenticity of the essential oils, the type of tests are disclosed on their FAQ on their official website. They proudly state that their essential oils are bottled in the USA and they have a 100 day return policy including the shipping fee. The price range starts from as low as $8 USD.

7. Aura Cacia

Aura Cacia is a registered brand of Frontier Natural Products Co-op founded in 1982, devoted to conduct all their businesses in responsibly and ethically by selling the highest quality of pure and sustainably sourced essential oils. This mission is supported by the Positive Change project. A portion of every purchase of their products goes to the project that helps women all over the world by empowering them in various ways. Aura Cacia promises to be of high quality; their oils go through extensive tests, including GC/MS tests, to establish the essential oils are free from any adulterants and are indeed 100% pure. In addition to that, they do not do any testing on animals. The price range starts from as low as approximately $7 USD.

8. Vitruvi

A design-centric non-MLM brand founded in 2014 by siblings Sara and Sean Panton. Sara, whom at the time was a first year medical student, learned about the effects that scent had on the limbic system, our brain’s emotional centre. This discovery intensified her long existing passion for the science of scent, prompting her to quit medical school the following year and founded Vitruvi with her brother, Sean. Vitruvi emphasises on both the quality and aesthetics of their diffusers and essential oils, with the aim to make it effortless and safe for their customers. Furthermore, their essential oils are 100% pure, sourced from over 20 different countries, non GMO, pesticide-free and cruelty-free. The price range starts from as low as $13 USD.

9. artnaturals

An eco-conscious beauty and cosmetics brand with a holistic approach founded in 2015 by Joseph Nourollah. artnaturals strongly believing in the power of Mother Nature to offer premium quality, cruelty-free, natural sustainable products, letting your true beauty shine from inside out. They promise to only use natural ingredients free from chemicals, preservatives and parabens, globally sourced from only the finest botanicals around the world. Additionally, artnaturals’ oils are vegan and organic, bottled in amber bottles to preserve the shelf life and quality. The price range is very reasonable, staring from $6 USD.

10. Healing Solutions

A non-MLM brand founded in 2014 by Danielle Warren, with the passion to grant everyone access to exceptional essential oils without the unreasonably high prices. They go the extra mile to establish nothing but the best for their customers, working with some of the world’s most highly honoured essential oil suppliers, carrying out GC/MS testing to verify the purity of the essential oils, and offering a lifetime refund guarantee on all their products. The price range starts from $9 USD.