When it comes to buying essential oils, it is important to take into consideration the quality of the oil whether it is pure or not, whether it is organic certified and of course the price.
Pure essential oil
The reason why it is important to buy pure essential oil is to ensure that what you're buying is not made up of fragrance oils or other chemicals. Being labeled as pure also means that a manufacturer cannot legally dilute the oil to cut costs and this certification is your assurance that you have a good quality oil making it better than non pure oils.
The only thing that can mean that pure essential oils are bad quality is if they contain a substantial amount of pesticide residues or are extracted from the plant matter with solvents as opposed to being made by steam distillation. You can purchase pure essential oil from individual suppliers, health food shops or online. No matter where you buy essential oils, it is important to look for pure essential oils.
Organic essential oil
When buying pure essential oils as stated above, it is possible that they could contain chemical residues which is why if you are willing to pay for a premium essential oil you should go for an organic one. It is best to purchase essential oils that are certified organic, as this ensures that the oil has been grown and harvested in a way that is free of synthetic chemicals and other pollutants. Organic essential oils are also often more potent, which makes them more effective and healthy when used in aromatherapy.
Essential oil price
Shopping for essential oils from individual suppliers allows you to compare prices and find the best deal for your budget. It is important to take into account the quality of the essential oil (standard, pure or organic), the type of oil from which plant and the price.
Each essential oil will vary a lot in price, to give you some perspective on how the price can differ; you could expect to pay about £10 for 10ml of Pure Tea Tree essential oil but could pay up to £45+ for 10ml of Pure Neroli essential oil. There is a substantial difference in price depending on the grading you want but also on the amount. As you buy more essential oils it works out cheaper per millilitre and so if you are serious about using them for the long term it may be worth investing in a larger amount.
Wholesale essential oils
Many people find that buying essential oils in bulk or wholesale is the best way to get the best value for their money, as it is often cheaper than buying single bottles of oil. To give you a rough example of how much you can save consider these oils below that are of the same grade, and type. The only difference is the size and the price.
10ml Cinnamon essential oil - £10.00 (£100 per 100ml)
500ml Cinnamon essential oil - £40.00 (£8 per 100ml)
Shopping for essential oils in bulk can help you get the best value for your money, while buying from individual suppliers can give you access to the highest quality oils at competitive prices. Additionally, it is important to consider the source of the essential oil and make sure that they are pure is certified organic in order to ensure that you are getting the highest quality product. We have access to pure, organic and wholesale essential oils but do not currently have them listed on our website and so if you would like to purchase essential oil either for yourself or in bulk, please do feel free to get in contact with us with your requirements and we will give you our best price!