Are All Essential Oils Created Equal? {And Enter To Win The Essential Oils Handbook!}

Lea from Nourishing Treasures has been on a mission to test the quality of essential oil companies.   Her desire is to see if we really need to fork over lots of cash for essential oils, or if the less-expensive brand at the health food store would do the trick. 

Lea will be sending the same oil, frankincense, from 5 different essential oil companies (Young Living, doTERRA, Mountain Rose Herbs, Aura Cacia, and Essential Vitality) to a chemist and have him run them through his GC/MS, reporting back to her the constituents in the oils.  She will be sending them to him un-marked brand-wise (they will be marked #1 – #5) so he won’t even know which brands are which. 

We will discover if they are all basically the same, or if you really do get what you pay for.  I am excited to see these results!

Lea has asked for support in raising $1,000 to cover the $200 that the chemist charges per sample, and has been overwhelmed by your generosity! Thank you so much to all who have sent donations! 

If you would like to donate, you may send PayPal funds (Personal, Gift, please, so no fees are removed) to All donors are listed here and she will include your website if you add it to the “notes” section when you send your donation. 

A $25+ donation will get your website listed on the top of this page, and $40+ will get you bolded as well. Thank you so much! 

This is the giveaway promised to the members of the Learning About Essential Oils Facebook group.  

Today all of you will have a chance to win The Essential Oils Handbook, sponsored by Lea herself! Lea recently purchased this book, and it’s one of her favorites. 

 This giveaway is co-hosted by the following: Stacy @ A Delightful Home, Sara @ Your Thriving Family, Krissa @ More Than Mundane, Jaime @ Slightly Steady, Kathy @ Teaching Good Things, Sara @ A Mama Story, Pamela @ Traditional and Natura,l Kristen @ Smithspirations, AlinaJoy @ Good Old Days Farm, and ME! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. says

    I love essential oils for use at home and at work.Eucalyptus for dusting to kill dust mites and pepper mint for aroma therapy.I would enjoy trying some new oils.

  2. Anonymous says

    I’ve always been intrigued by the creations one can make with EOs. I believe this book would make a great addition to my library. Xx

  3. says

    Love to find out if and what the differences are between the different companies. Always willing to learn more about everything ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. says

    I have begun using essential oils in place of many of the OTC meds in my medicine cabinet and want to continue to learn more about eo’s and their uses.

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway. I would be so happy to add this book to my library!

  5. Beth F says

    Love using essential oils for the health of my family. This book would be very helpful! Thank you for this give away!

  6. says

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this reference book. I have been adding more and more essential oils to my collection and this guide will help me gain knowledge about using them.

  7. says

    Started my journey in EO knowledge a few years ago, but have within the last year been trying to incorporate into our daily lives. Thanks for hosting the giveaway, would love to win more knowledge.

  8. Cheryl P says

    I LOVE EOs – I just got over a bad case of shingles in less than 2 wks with the use of oregano oil and peppermint EO. I would love to learn even more about their uses.

  9. giarose says

    i want to learn more about EOs! Have used them in basic ways like diaper ointment and salves but I would like to expand.

  10. Anonymous says

    WOW !!! always great information to be had from you as well as all the other websites and blogs I have been privledged to be apart of. As a newbie, I am always interested in learning more and it would be great to add this book to my education. Thank you

  11. says

    What a great reference to show me how to use some of the oils I have on hand. I know most oils can be used for multiple things I just never remember what.

  12. Anonymous says

    IT has been such a hard winter on my little ones so finding something to help with their poor lungs without using drugs is what we need!!!

  13. says

    We have been sick all winter and while I’m pregnant. I’ve really been trying to learn more about oils to get and keep my family well. I’m sure this book would be a huge asset in my learning process.

  14. says

    I’ve been working to learn more about oils. My family of 6…soon to be 7…has been sick all winter. I know oils can help get and keep us well. I’m sure this book will help in my learning process.

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