The benefits of essential oils seem endless. They're known to help with anxiety and stress. Some people use them to relieve menstrual cramps. Others might rely on them to help shorten the common cold. They can also send you off to dreamland much quicker or give you a burst of energy when you're feeling tired. Or you can use them to erase acne scars. I mean, the list goes on and on.
These botanical extracts are very potent stuff. And because's they're powerful, you need to handle them with care, meaning for most oils, you'll need to dilute them with a carrier oil (like coconut or jojoba) before applying directly to your skin. And all it takes is a few drops added to a diffuser to take in all the benefits of these oils.
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser ($119)
When it comes to choosing an essential oil, there are so many different brands to choose from. It can seem overwhelming, and you might want to just choose the first thing you see. We've done the research for you and created a list of our favorite essential oil brands based on our own editor reviews and customer ratings. Take a look below.
Vitruvi Eucalyptus Essential Oil ($13)
Vitruvi is our top pick because of its high-quality oils and blends. Everything is nontoxic, all-natural, and 100% pure. In addition to the classic essential oils, it also offers special blends for cozy nights in, dinner parties, or bedtime routines. The brand also makes one of the best-looking diffusers on the market.
Vitruvi Lemon Essential Oil ($13)
Vitruvi Peppermint Essential Oil ($15)
2. Aura Cacia
Aura Cacia Lavender Pure Essential Oil ($12)
Aura Cacia is one of those essential oil brands that have been around for a long time, and the quality is still top-notch. The company sources ingredients from suppliers who are committed to fair treatment of workers, sustainability, and purity of product. Each shipment of essential oils is tested in the company's Iowa lab so customers get a quality product with all the benefits.
Aura Cacia Lemongrass Essential Oil ($8)
Aura Cacia Patchouli Essential Oil ($15)
Asakuki Essential Oil Diffuser ($26)
3. Now Foods
Now Foods Clary Sage Essential Oil ($15)
Now Foods offers products that span a variety of categories, from supplements to natural foods to even pet health. The brand's essential oils are sourced from high-quality ingredients and thoroughly tested for purity and safety. And you'll be happy to know that the oils aren't diluted and therefore are 100% pure.
Now Foods Lavender Oil ($26)
Now Foods Rosemary Essential Oil ($7)
4. Plant Therapy
Plant Therapy Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil ($14)
Plant Therapy's inventory contains pure essential oils, blends, roll-ons, and even kid-safe products. The company sources ingredients from trusted suppliers and rigorously test batches for smell, color, consistency, and general appearance. And if you want to go the extra mile and ensure your oil is 100% pure, each bottle contains a batch code, which you can reference to check the test reports on the brand's website.
Plant Therapy Vetiver Essential Oil ($15)
Plant Therapy Chamomile Roman Essential Oil ($20)
Helias Sleep Essential Oil Blend ($35)
Founded in 2017, Helias is a relatively new essential oil brand that offers all-natural, sustainably sourced single oils and natural blends. The brand focuses on creating products for four areas: calm, sleep, energy, and passion (for your libido). When there are a lot of different types of oils and ways of treating or helping certain conditions, Helias's simple, uncomplicated offerings are a welcome sight.
Helias Helias Energy Essential Oil Blend ($35)
Helias Calm Home Mist ($25)
UrPower Diffuser ($15)
6. Rocky Mountain Oils
Rocky Mountain Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil ($22)
Rocky Mountain Oils' products are 100% pure, natural, and batch-tested for quality, like many on this list. Each bottle has a batch number that you can use to review its particular test results. In addition to its single oils, there are also blends for specific uses like to help you concentrate, to relieve PMS symptoms, and even to get you energized for a workout.
Rocky Mountain Oils Orange Essential Oil ($9)
Rocky Mountain Oils Fitness Essential Oil Blend ($25)
Revive Lavender Essential Oil ($10)
Revive oils are pure and unrefined, sustainably sourced, and not tested on animals. Ingredients and materials come from smaller companies and family-owned farms, too. The oils are also tested by third parties to ensure efficacy and quality.
Revive Tumble & Tidy Essential Oil Blend ($20)
Revive Peppermint Essential Oil ($18)
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.
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