Florihana Essential Oils Review
Essential oils are amazing! I’ve been able to eliminate so many of the toxic chemicals in my home because of them. And everyday I’m discovering more and more uses for them. But one thing I don’t really like about essential oils or I guess you could say the “essential oil community” are all the arguments that take place over which essential oil company is best.
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I used to be a Young Living member and to be honest I did believe their oils were the best. And I’m not going to get into all the reasons why I believed that. But part of it was because prior to trying Young Living I had only used cheap oils from Amazon and the grocery store which more than likely were synthetic. So when I tried Young Living essential oils I was kinda blown away. They were amazing and I still think their oils are amazing. I just no longer believe they’re the only amazing oils out there.
I had been using Young Living oils for over a year and as oils were becoming more and more a part of my life I felt like I was spending a fortune on them. So I started researching other essential oil companies and I discovered Florihana essential oils. And after researching Florihana as a company and trying their oils I was really shocked that not very many people were aware of this company. It seems like every blog or Instagram post is about DoTerra or Young Living. So I wanted to share why I think Florihana is amazing and why I think you should give them a try.
Before I do though, I feel like I need to give this quick disclaimer. I don’t believe Florihana is the best essential oil company. I don’t believe that company exists. I believe there are many amazing essential oil companies. And each has their pros and cons. I still use my Young Living oils. I also use Eden’s Garden and Plant Therapy. I’m not loyal to just one brand anymore. But I wanted to specifically share about Florihana because there is not a lot of talk about them and they’re too awesome not to talk about and extremely affordable as well!
History of Florihana Essential Oils
Florihana was created in 1993. The first part of the word Florihana comes from the French adjective “floral “which means “of the flower”. The second part comes from the Japanese word “Hana” (はな/花/ハナ) which means flower. Florihana owns and operates their own distillery. The Florihana distillery is located in the French region of Provence.
Why Florihana Essential Oils are Amazing
1 | plants are harvested from indigenous locations
Florihana owns a 25 acre organic farm. Some of their plant sources come directly from their own fields, such as wild lavender, thyme, and savory. These plant sources grow in harmony with the ecosystems that are native to plants. For other plant sources, Florihana purchases them from organic sources around the world, in places where those plants are native to the ecosystem. They do not have a huge plantation where herbs and plants are cultivated in a mono-crop mass-production farming operation.
2 | Plants are organic whenever possible
Florihana offers almost exclusively organic products that meet the specific standards recognized by the international community.
And the only reason I say “whenever possible” is because some plants are wild-crafted. Wild-crafted refers to plants gathered from the wild that are grown in their natural environment and harvested without the use of chemicals. These plants just haven’t been “certified” organic.
3 | Their Distillation process
The Florihana distillery has developed a highly innovative technology called “flash détente”. There is no other process like it in the world of aromatherapy and cosmetics. They perform steam distillations at very low temperatures. The volatile elements are driven to much lower temperatures than their boiling point, which prevents their decomposition and helps maintain the characteristics of molecules very similar to those produced by plants.
4 | Their oils are completely unadulterated
Florihana essential oils are 100% pure and not adulterated in any way. And they have tests to prove it. More about that below. Florihana essential oils are also “therapeutic grade”. Which by the way is a term coined by certain essential oil companies in the United States. Therapeutic grade is not an internationally defined term and there are not any independent third party certification organizations certifying essential oils as “therapeutic grade”.
Most of the time “therapeutic grade” is a term used to distinguish pure essential oils made from plant extracts, particularly through the distillation method. Pure essential oils are completely natural and cannot be patented. Therefore, in the United States there are currently no essential oils that have been approved for “therapeutic” claims.
5 | tHEY PROVIDE GC/MS TESTING REPORTS
They do third party GC/MS batch testing on all of their essential oils and provide the results on their product pages. You can also download all certificates and data sheets for each essential oil. Young Living does not release their GC/MS reports to the public.
Also the Florihana distillery is equipped with SAP software to ensure optimal traceability. From distillation to delivery, all steps are clearly defined and controlled by 2D barcodes. They also guarantee the traceability of each product thanks to the batch numbers written on the label and on all invoices.
6 | The Effectiveness of their oils
My essential oil collection is filled with all different brands of essential oils. But I’m constantly reaching for my Florihana oils. And that’s because they’re amazing. Their oils are very potent and highly effective.
7 | Their oils are extremely affordable
You would think that due to all the facts listed above that Florihana essential oils would be super expensive, especially considering the price of Young Living and DoTerra oils. But they’re not. They’re actually extremely affordable. Mind boggling affordable. With Florihana there are no “middlemen” or network marketing structures in place, so they are able to offer high-quality essential oils at affordable prices.
Just to give you an example of the price difference, a 15ml bottle of Frankincense from Young Living is $99.34 retail and $75.50 wholesale. The same exact Frankincense (boswellia carterii) sold by Florihana for the same exact size 15g (15ml and 15g are the same size) is only $30.48. That is a huge difference! DoTerra’s wholesale price for the same size bottle is $68.
Not all of Florihana’s essential oils are cheaper. Some are equal to Young Living’s wholesale price. But I would still choose Florihana in most cases due to the facts mentioned above in regards to the company and the quality of their oils.
Florihana Essential Oils are not perfect
With everything being said above I just wanted to clarify, Florihana essential oils are not perfect. There are a few things I dislike about the company.
Florihana does not create or sell blends. Essential oil blends are one of the reasons I still use Young Living oils. I love their blends! Eden’s Garden and Plant Therapy also have awesome blends. I’m hoping one day in the future Florihana will create custom blends.
And like I mentioned earlier not all of their oils are significantly cheaper. Some are priced similar to Young Living and DoTerra oils. But based on the reputation of the company and the quality of their oils I believe their prices are very fair.
Where to Buy Florihana Essential Oils
Florihana essential oils can be purchased directly from Florihana. But since the oils will be shipped directly from France the shipping costs are very high. But if you spend $100 or more your shipping costs are free.
Florihana essential oils can also be purchased in the U.S. from HealthyTraditions.com. This is where I usually purchase from. Shipping costs are around $8. If you spend over $100 shipping costs are usually free. And if you subscribe to their newsletter you can get free shipping as well on orders $49 or more. Plus they often run free shipping promos and buy one get one free sales that they will notify you about once you subscribe to their newsletter. They also sell many other natural health and wellness products.
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Final thoughts about Florihana Essential Oils
I hope this Florihana essential oils review helps you realize high quality, amazing oils don’t have to cost a fortune. If you have any questions about Florihana or about essential oils in general please leave them in the comments below!
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