Looking for an alternative to popular MLM brand essential oils? Check out this list of the best non-MLM essential oil brands. High-quality essential oils don’t have to be super expensive!
Best Non MLM Essential Oil Brands
When it comes to choosing an essential oil brand please don’t think you have to join an MLM company to buy high-quality essential oils.
There are actually several amazing non-MLM essential oil brands to choose from. Unfortunately, it took me a while to figure that out.
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When I first started using essential oils I joined an MLM because someone convinced me their essential oils were the best and superior to other brands.
Eventually, I figured out that just wasn’t true but I still cringe whenever I think about how much money I spent on essential oils during that time.
MLM brand essential oils are significantly more expensive than most of the non-MLM brands. Not all, but most.
I could have saved a ton of money if I knew then what I know now. So that is why I wanted to share with you the best non-MLM essential oil brands.
But before I do, let’s discuss what exactly an MLM is.
What is an MLM company?
According to Websters Dictionary, an MLM is a “business structure or practice in which an individual seller earns commissions both from direct sales and from the sales of the seller’s recruits, of those recruited by the seller’s recruits, and so on”.
Some have claimed that as much as 60% of the price of purchasing MLM brand essential oils actually goes to the distributors in the upline.
I don’t know if that is true or not but what I do know is MLM brand essential oils are crazy expensive!
Many distributors or advocates for these brands will claim that is because the essential oils are of the highest quality and superior to cheaper brands.
But after conducting hours and hours of research I have found this to just not be true.
I used to use and love Young Living essential oils. The day that all changed for me was the day I read a blog post titled “The Day Young Living Broke my Heart”.
This article helped me realize Young Living essential oils weren’t as pure and high quality as they claimed to be. And if that was true than why in the world was I paying so much money for them!!!
I am by no means claiming all Young Living essential oils are adulterated or unpure I’m just saying they aren’t perfect. And there are a lot of claims about the purity of the oils made by their distributors that just aren’t true.
So how do we figure out whether or not an essential brand is good or not?
How to Choose An Essential Oil Brand
I actually wrote an entire blog post all about how to choose an essential oil brand. In that post I outline seven very important things to look for when choosing an essential oil company. You can check them out below.
- Plants are harvested from indigenous locations
- Plants are organic or wildcrafted
- The company uses proper extraction methods
- The oils are completely unadulterated
- The company provides GC/MS testing reports
- The company bottles and labels their oils properly
- The companies essential oils are fairly priced
All the non-MLM essential oil brands I recommend meet all the criteria above. Unfortunately, Young Living does not because they don’t provide their customers with GC/MS testing reports.
And I really hope it doesn’t sound like I’m trying to bash Young Living essential oils. I still use many of my Young Living Oils and am obsessed with many of their blends.
I’m just simply trying to share why I stopped recommending them and chose to use non-MLM brands instead.
The Best non-MLM essential oil brands
The brands below are brands I have researched extensively and use on a daily basis. This is by no means an exhaustive list of every good non-mlm essential oil brand.
I am sure there are more out there. I get requests every day to review other essential oil brands that my readers are curious about.
I’ve received requests to review Revive essential oils, Rocky Mountian essential oils, Plant Guru essential oils, Gurunanda essential oils, and several others.
I have plans to try these essential oils and research them to see if they meet the criteria above. I just haven’t gotten around to it and honestly, I’ve been so happy with the essential oils I have been using I haven’t felt the need to try any others.
But for the sake of my readers, I will definitely do reviews in the future and if they receive a positive review they will be added to this list.
Okay, on to the best non-MLM essential oil brands!
Florihana Essential Oils
Florihana essential oils were one of the first non-MLM essential oils I fell in love with.
They aren’t very well known or popular but they should be! They meet all the criteria above and work and smell amazing.
Florihana was created in 1993. Florihana owns and operates its own distillery. The Florihana distillery is located in the French region of Provence.
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.
Florihana offers almost exclusively organic products that meet the specific standards recognized by the international community.
Their prices are amazing! Just to give you an example, 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.
Florihana essential oils can be purchased directly from Florihana. But since the oils will be shipped directly from France the shipping costs are pretty high. But if you spend $100 or more your shipping costs are free.
Shipping costs are around $8. If you spend over $100 shipping costs are usually free. Shipping is also a lot faster when you purchase from HealthyTraditions.com. as well.
Simply Earth Essential Oils
Simply Earth is a small, family-run essential oil company based in Hingham, Wisconsin.
Simply Earth sources their plants from farms located all over the world.
They meet all the criteria above including providing their customers with GC/MS testing reports and their prices are amazing!
But my absolute favorite thing about Simply Earth essential oils is their essential oil subscription box.
The monthly subscription box contains 4 full size, 100% pure essential oils, essential oil recipe cards, and extra items you need to make the recipes. Each box is themed based on the month.
Each Simply Earth subscription box is only $39. And there is no long term commitment. You can cancel anytime. (Special offer below).
You can check out several Simply Earth subscription boxes I’ve reviewed below.
If you’re a first time Simply Earth customer you’ll receive a big bonus box as well as a $40 Simply Earth gift card with the purchase of a monthly recipe box. Just make sure to use the code HAPPYHEARTFREE!
Plant Therapy Essential Oils
Plant Therapy is a well-known non-MLM essential oil brand. They’ve built a great reputation in the essential oil community. And I’m happy to include them on this list.
Plant Therapy was founded in 2011 by Chris Jones. Jones wanted to provide high-quality, affordable, essential oils.
In 2013 Robert Tisserand, a world-renowned aromatherapist and essential oil educator, joined the company as their quality and safety expert.
They have since developed a kid-safe line of essential oils and they have also hired many other aromatherapists.
Plant Therapy, just like the others on this list, meets all the criteria above and they are a great alternative to popular MLM essential oil companies.
Plant Therapy sources its essential oils from all over the world. Each farmer and supplier is carefully vetted to ensure the highest quality.
According to Plant Therapy each batch of every oil goes through multiple rounds of third party GC/MS testing and a full panel of the chemical constituents is available on each product page.
Well, that about sums it up. Those are the essential oil brands I use daily and recommend.
Like I mentioned earlier, I realize there are probably other great non-MLM brands out there. But without personally trying them and doing extensive research I don’t feel comfortable recommending them to my readers.
But hopefully eventually I’ll be able to add more to this list!
Let me know which non-MLM essential brand you like best in the comments below!