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African Bluegrass Essential Oil

From $11.99

Ajowan Essential Oil

From $2.99

Amyris Essential Oil

From $4.99

Anethi Essential Oil

From $3.99

Anise Star Essential Oil

From $4.99

Aniseed Essential Oil

From $4.99

Armoise Mugwort Essential Oil

From $6.99

Asafoetida Essential Oil

From $17.99

Bay Leaf Essential Oil

From $6.99

Bergamot Essential Oil

From $7.99

Birch Sweet Essential Oil

From $3.99

Blood Orange Essential Oil

From $3.99

Cade Essential Oil

From $3.99

Cajeput Essential Oil

From $3.99

Calamus Root Essential Oil

From $4.99

Camphor Essential Oil (Yellow)

From $3.99

Cape May Essential Oil

From $20.99

Caraway Seed Essential Oil

From $3.99

Cardamom Essential Oil

From $9.99

Carrot Seed Essential Oil CO2

From $6.99

Cassia Essential Oil

From $3.99

Catnip Essential Oil

From $6.99

Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil

From $3.99

Celery Seed Essential Oil

From $4.99

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

From $5.99

Choosing Pure Essential Oils in Canada

You’ve read so much about the benefits of essential oils and are raring to give mother nature’s bountiful harvest a go. Given the myriad of choices out there, how do you go about choosing the best quality oil for yourself and your needs? And more importantly how do you find the best quality essential oils in canada? Here are some simple things to look out for.

Tip 1: Read the label carefully
Look out for the plant’s botanical or scientific name, and chemotype wherever appropriate. What’s a chemotype? It’s actually the distinctive chemical in an essential oil. For the same plant, its essential oil can have different chemotypes based on factors such as where it’s grown, climate conditions, elevation, among others.

Various chemotypes for Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis):
Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor
Rosmarinus officinalis ct. cineole
Rosmarinus officinalis ct. verbenone

On the label, also look out for other important information such as country of origin, distillation date and expiry date.   

Tip 2: Essential oil tests
A discerning essential oil vendor would have put their products through at least two common tests when they receive their supplies from the distiller - the gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS) tests. Check out the essential oil vendor’s website for these test reports. Alternatively, you can request for them, which sometimes are available for a small fee.  

Tip 3: Consider the cost
Producing essential oils is hard work. Generally, it takes a tremendous amount of plant materials to yield a little precious essential oil. For instance, rose essential oil is typically one of the most prohibitive essential oils out there in terms of price. Why? Because to produce 1 oz (30 ml) of rose essential oil, a whopping 250 pounds (113 kg) of rose blossoms are required. This drives home the fact that a good quality essential oil will never be cheap. Some essential oils, for example Lavender Essential Oil, command a gamut of prices. You can be assured that the higher price range will usually get you a better quality Lavender oil.

While price is a crucial indicator of quality, it doesn’t always mean that the expensive essential oil will always be better than an affordable one. Simply because some essential oils are easier to extract and some plants yield more oil, which contribute to their affordability.

Tip 4: Affiliations and memberships
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) is a non-profit association focused on the education and integration of essential oils into a range of healthcare practices, including self care and home therapy. When an essential oil retailer or company is a member of NAHA, this means they’ve to abide by its standards. A list of its members can be found on the NAHA website.  
Essential oil vendors may also demonstrate that they’re concerned about their products when they partner with sustainable distilleries, organizations or farmers.