Whether you use essential oils religiously, or have just started discovering their benefits, it can be hard to know which oil supplier to use. There are loads of different brands out there and they all claim to sell amazing essential oils.
But are some oils better than others? What about their blends, benefits and prices? And does the company inform its customers? Well don’t worry, we have taken to the market and done a thorough comparison of 2 leading essential oil suppliers Plant Therapy and Edens Garden.
If you are someone that wants to avoid Multi-Level Marketing companies then you are in the right place as these are 2 of the main non-MLM essential oils suppliers. Check out the review where you will find the answers to all these questions and more and help you find the perfect supplier.
Plant Therapy Vs Edens Garden at a Glance
Plant Therapy Advantages
- Top-quality oils and thorough testing
- Affordable prices
- Educate their customers
- Large range and KidSafe line
- Sustainably minded
Plant Therapy Disadvantages
- No oils for internal use
- Not Multi-level Marketing model (this is a positive for some and negative for others who prefer to earn commission)
- High quality and strong testing
- Budget-friendly prices
- Customer education
- Wide range of oils and other products and Kids line
- Conscientious ethos
Edens Garden Disadvantages
- No organic oils
- Not Multi-level Marketing model (this is a positive for some and negative for others)
Winner: And the winner is… Plant Therapy! Both brands provide awesome high-quality oils at reasonable prices but we love how Plant Therapy includes an organic oil range in the mix, as well as amazing testing and KidSafe line developed by aromatherapy experts.
Quality and Testing
If you want to maximise the health benefits of essential oils, it is important to make sure that they are completely pure. Thorough testing is necessary to achieve this and ensure the oils are safe.
Plant Therapy boasts amazing-quality, 100% pure essential oils and has some of the highest-quality oils amongst their competitors. Even though they have low prices, the quality is not compromised and they guarantee that their oils are natural, unaltered with no synthetics. A total win-win.
It also means they are an affordable option for aromatherapy. How do they ensure this? Plant Therapy has worked with well-known aromatherapy expert Robert Tisserand to develop an exhaustive testing system.
Not only do they carry out their own organoleptic quality tests with certified essential oils specialists, they also send the oils to be tested by a third party for various different tests including GC/MS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry) tests.
Plant Therapy is very transparent and even makes these test results available online for each batch so you can check for yourself! Eden’s Garden also has great-quality, pure, natural oils with no synthetics and no pesticides or herbicides.
This means they are super safe to use and not harmful to the planet. They are therapeutic grade, which although is a term coined for marketing, has come to mean 100% pure oils which is the case with Edens Garden. This means that they are a good choice for aromatherapy.
Like Plant Therapy, Edens Garden also employs through testing including GC/MS testing which makes sure that the oils are pure and safe. You can check the results for these online too which is great.
Winner… Plant Therapy. Although both companies have high-quality oils and testing methods in place, Plant Therapy seem more upfront and transparent about the testing methods they use and how and why they were developed.
Price is an important factor when buying essential oils. Sure, the more affordable the better, but be wary of companies that price their oils too low. If the prices seem too good to be true, they probably are.
You don’t need to worry about this with Plant Therapy, which is one of the most affordable brands out there that still has amazing quality. As they sidestep Multi-Level Marketing (MLM- where customers can sign up to sell the oils for commissions), it means they don’t inflate their prices like some of their MLM competitors.
Edens garden, a bit like the little sister of Plant Therapy, also has amazing value. Their prices are similar to those of Plant therapy, and they do not disappoint with their essential oil quality either! Edens Garden is also not a Multi-Level Marketing company which makes the buying process and pricing more straightforward!
Winner… Both. These two brands are both at a similar point in the market. As non-MLM essential oils providers, they both provide 100% pure oils at super affordable prices.
Anyone who has shopped for essential oils will probably agree that choosing an oil is only half the battle. Learning what it does and how to use it safely and correctly is another. And a good essential oils supplier should really inform their customers about this.
Plant Therapy is super dedicated to educating their customers. They are honest and transparent about every bottle, listing the country of origin, any cautions, suggested blends as well as a description and directions.
There is a special ‘Learn’ section of the website dedicated to teaching about the benefits, uses and safe practices of using essential oils. As well as this, Plant Therapy’s blog offers a huge range of resources and articles on ways to use oils safely. Plant therapy even has a Facebook group where people share different, safe oil blends.
Edens Garden also educates their customers. They provide important information about each oil on their website, including a description, details, how to use it, as well as shelf life and safety precautions. Their blog, The Drop, includes a huge range of content informing customers about great oil blends, the benefits and properties of oils as well as how to use them safely.
Winner: Plant Therapy. While both brands make an effort to educate their customers, Plant Therapy has a wider base of resources including oil sheets, guides, videos and a Facebook group.
A great oil supplier will have a mixture of classic oils and exotic synergies. Many suppliers also carry a variety of other products and accessories.
Plant Therapy has a very wide range of essential oil products; single oils, blends, roll ons, sets, as well as carrier oils, body care products and accessories like diffusers. A great thing about Plant Therapy is that they also have an entire KidSafe range, perfect for people worried about using essential oils on or around their little ones.
One of my favourite things about Plant Therapy, is the totally organic line of essential oils which use no GMOs and have enhanced health benefits while being kind to the planet.
Edens Garden also has a decent range of essential oils, including singles, blends, roll ons, carrier oils, body care and home items. You can select your favourite oils and blends individually or go for a starter pack or a set, which also make great gifts.
Edens Garden also has an Ok for Kids line which can bring your children aged 2+ amazing benefits while being 100% safe.
Winner: Plant Therapy. While both essential oils companies have a good selection of products, for me Plant Therapy slides ahead with their organics range.
Last but not least, let’s take a look at each company’s ethos and their takes on sustainability. While it’s great to make the most of the benefits of essential oils, no one wants to do that at the cost of the planet or their community.
Plant Therapy’s core message is to have a positive impact on as many people as possible which is great. But what does that actually mean? Well they are transparent about where they source their products, generally choosing sustainable and ethical sources.
They also get involved in community projects. They will be looking to expand their organic line in the future, and they are always striving for new ways to be more sustainable.
Edens Garden is also sustainably-minded, placing nature and contentious living at the heart of its value system. They say they are an eco-conscious company that uses sustainable practices wherever possible, from soil to bottle. They even have a pledge that runs through the core of the brand that their company and products will be:
E – Effective
D – Dedicated
E – Educated
N – Natural
S – Safe
Winner: Plant Therapy. While both brands have sustainable practices at the heart of their brand, Plant Therapy seems more upfront about the steps they have already taken from their organics range, to posting about their community activities.
Based on our review, our bottom line is that, while both these essential oil brands won’t disappoint, Plant Therapy is our number one this time. With top-quality oils at budget-friendly prices, they offer a ton of educational resources to educate their customers.
They double-test their oils and developed their entire testing procedure with a world renowned aromatherapy specialist. I am particularly impressed with the organic range and sustainable ethos that powers the brand. Great work Plant Therapy!
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