There are quite a few companies that focus on bringing essential oils to the world. As consumers, it’s important for us to know what they are about, how to purchase their products, and whether or not their product is pure. Today, we are going to focus on only two, Edens Garden and Young Living.
By the end of this piece, you will know which of these two producers fits your needs best.
Edens Garden and Young Living Comparison
We will start with the youngest company of the two. Grace Martin, the founder of Edens Garden, started her company in 2009. She had already worked in the “natural industry” for nearly ten years and felt there was a need for a different type of essential oil company. She wanted them to be economical but pure.
Since then, it has grown to a product list of hundreds of singles and blends. They also sell body soaps, salt soaks, deodorants, kits to create blends, carrier oils, diffusers, and other aromatherapy extras like a line that is just for kids.
As for how they produce their products, it’s explained on their website in an easy to read format. Edens Garden has relationships with farmers all over the world so the oils they sell are extracted from plants that were grown in their indigenous location.
They do GC/MS testing by a third party and have a database available for consumers to look up the report. Edens Garden oils do not contain pesticides, are sourced from organic growers and distillers. They pride themselves on offering products that are cruelty-free, meaning they have never been tested on animals.
In fact, they also insist that the suppliers they work with also meet that standard and don’t test on animals.
How They Sell
Edens Garden is a direct-to-customer company, which they feel cuts out the middleman. There are several essential oil companies that sell via a multi-level marketing system, which you will learn about when we discuss the next company.
As far as Edens Garden goes, they want to keep it simple, which shows when you look over their website. Finding oils and other product types were simple, and you can scroll over the oil on their site’s page and it gives you a price in a pop-up window. Once you find what you want, you put it in your cart and checkout.
They have a 30 day “no-questions-asked return” policy. They provide their phone number, address, the hours they are available, and an email address for easy contact.
This essential oil company is a giant in the industry and for good reason because they are the founders of the whole world movements really. While the oils these companies sell have been used around the world for years, this distributor is the oldest worldwide aromatherapy company to date. It is also one of the largest.
Since the late 20th-century, it has grown to an organization that not only sells singles, blends, lines of body care products, household cleaners, diffusers, and much much more, but they also offer a way for fans of their product to make a little bit of money.
Just like every company that sells these powerful scents, this senior company has their own way of getting from the first step to the last.
Seed to Seal®
This is their production process, which is really a statement of what they do. They follow each bottle of oil from the moment it is a seed in the ground until it is sealed. Here’s how they do it.
When it comes to where they get their oils, they implement high standards when choosing the farmers and distillers they do business with. They have devised a code of Partnership Principles and only use state-of-the-art laboratories when moving from the process of extraction to testing and then bottling.
Not only do they put every batch they sell through rigorous testing, but their scientists are also conducting research regularly to help the industry grow. Scientists employed by them do research, test, and create new products for their fans.
When it comes to the guidelines they adhere to, the company is focused on leaving the world better than they found it. They do this by only working within the protocol set by the Global Compliance Program. In fact, when it comes to being green, this company was one of the first to get the ball rolling.
As for the tests they put their oils through, they aren’t messing around. Not only do they conduct the GC/MS testing but they conduct more than a dozen more. Some of them include Combustibility, Densitometry, Viscometry, and Microscopy.
How They Sell
Young Living is a multi-level-marketing company, which simply means that they recruit people to sell their products with different types of memberships and incentives. These type of companies have existed for decades and some familiar ones you might recognize are Tupperware and Avon.
Some people are not fans of these sales techniques while others swear by it. In my opinion, like anything else in life, you get out of it what you put into it. The only downside is for anyone looking to try just one bottle of oil because you can’t just pop on their site and put it in a shopping cart.
The return policy is as follows:
- Products returned within 30 days (unopened)
- Full refund via an original payment method
- Products returned within 30 days (opened)
- Full refund via Young Living credit
- After 30 days up to 90 days
- Young Living credit in accordance with how much product was used.
Let’s face it, we want to get our money’s worth so when it comes to purchasing essential oils, it can put a dent in the pocketbook depending on what scent you choose. We want pure oils that last long. It seems that both companies take great pride in this process.
When it comes to how they sell, they seem to do it in the best way that works for them. Young Living has been selling via the MLM method for a long time and they’ve lasted. Edens Garden is doing fine as well with their simple and direct approach. Only you know what is best for you.
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