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Essential Oil Brands
Wellness
Published Monday Nov 04, 2019 by Sara Lesher

Best Essential Oil Brands for Your Personal Goals

Relaxation
Expert Advice
Personal Growth

We’ve all heard the buzz about essential oils— how they can boost your mood, manage your stress, and elevate your fitness routine. But, with so many brands out there, how can we ever choose which one is best for us?

 

Well, it depends on what you’re looking for. Many different factors go into choosing any brand, and when it comes to oils, you need to consider your personal goals and reasons for purchasing them. We’ve taken a look at some popular essential oil brands and broken them down based on what you might be searching for.

 

If you're looking for quantity...

YOUNG LIVING 

Young Living has been around for years and offers hundreds of products. They sell single oils to meet any of your needs as well as unique blends, roll-ons, cleaning products, and more. If you’re looking to build a large collection of oils, Young Living is your best bet.

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If you're looking for quantity...

YOUNG LIVING 

Young Living has been around for years and offers hundreds of products. They sell single oils to meet any of your needs as well as unique blends, roll-ons, cleaning products, and more. If you’re looking to build a large collection of oils, Young Living is your best bet.

If you're looking for affordability...

PLANTTHERAPY

Ensuring the quality of essential oils often comes with a high price tag. Of the popular brands, however, PlantTherapy appears to be the cheapest one that still promises great quality. Most of their single oils fall within the $10-20 range, which is very affordable compared to other essential oil companies.

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If you're looking for affordability...

PLANTTHERAPY

Ensuring the quality of essential oils often comes with a high price tag. Of the popular brands, however, PlantTherapy appears to be the cheapest one that still promises great quality. Most of their single oils fall within the $10-20 range, which is very affordable compared to other essential oil companies.

If you're looking for convenience...

SAJE NATURAL WELLNESS

If you’re interested in essential oils, but don’t have time to read through tons of literature and create blends yourself, Saje is the brand for you. They offer blends for different groups/occasions (office, travelers, athletes, children, etc.) and different goals (pain, cold & cough, hormone, energy, etc.). They also have a total of over 80 retail stores across Canada, California, New Jersey, New York, Washington, and London.

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If you're looking for convenience...

SAJE NATURAL WELLNESS

If you’re interested in essential oils, but don’t have time to read through tons of literature and create blends yourself, Saje is the brand for you. They offer blends for different groups/occasions (office, travelers, athletes, children, etc.) and different goals (pain, cold & cough, hormone, energy, etc.). They also have a total of over 80 retail stores across Canada, California, New Jersey, New York, Washington, and London.

If you're looking for ingestible supplements...

DOTERRA

Of the popular brands, doTERRA seems to have the largest selection of essential oil supplements. Ranging from daily vitality to specialized supplements, doTERRA offers a sizeable selection of ingestible products for bodily health.

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If you're looking for ingestible supplements...

DOTERRA

Of the popular brands, doTERRA seems to have the largest selection of essential oil supplements. Ranging from daily vitality to specialized supplements, doTERRA offers a sizeable selection of ingestible products for bodily health.

If you're looking for Chakra Blends

ROCKY MOUNTAIN OILS

A new addition to their product line, the Chakra Blends are a unique offering at Rocky Mountain Oils. These blends combine the power of essential oils with gemstones to aid in balancing all seven Chakras, and you can purchase them individually or as a kit.

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If you're looking for Chakra Blends

ROCKY MOUNTAIN OILS

A new addition to their product line, the Chakra Blends are a unique offering at Rocky Mountain Oils. These blends combine the power of essential oils with gemstones to aid in balancing all seven Chakras, and you can purchase them individually or as a kit.

If you're looking for accessories...

EDEN'S GARDEN

While all of these companies sell accessories in addition to their oil products, Eden’s Garden has a comparatively large inventory. They sell many types of diffusers from your standard room size to car diffusers to jewelry. They also have an entire section of their website dedicated to bags and cases.

 

Whether you’re new to the world of essential oils or on the hunt for a new brand, always keep your personal goals in mind when making your decision. To get started, check out our 8 Fall Essential Oil Blends for Your Diffuser and The Best Essential Oils for Cold and Flu Season!

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If you're looking for accessories...

EDEN'S GARDEN

While all of these companies sell accessories in addition to their oil products, Eden’s Garden has a comparatively large inventory. They sell many types of diffusers from your standard room size to car diffusers to jewelry. They also have an entire section of their website dedicated to bags and cases.

 

Whether you’re new to the world of essential oils or on the hunt for a new brand, always keep your personal goals in mind when making your decision. To get started, check out our 8 Fall Essential Oil Blends for Your Diffuser and The Best Essential Oils for Cold and Flu Season!

Sara Lesher
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Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
shanila sattar
Wellness
Published Wednesday Mar 17, 2021 by Shanila Sattar

Foundational Steps to Cultivating a Daily Self-love Practice

Self-care
Expert Advice
Personal Growth
Wellness

When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do. 

How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?

As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.

 

Step 1: Learn to set boundaries

Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.

When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:

  • How do I feel without having boundaries?
  • What would I like to have boundaries around?
  • Are my boundaries actual boundaries or am I creating walls in my life?
  • How do I plan to uphold my boundaries?
Step 2: Cultivate self-compassion

In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect. 

Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.

When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:

  • How do I respond to stressful situations?
  • How hard am I on myself?
  • How do I celebrate myself?
  • How do I show myself kindness?
Step 3: Nourish yourself

In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.

Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion. 

When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:

  • How do I nourish my emotional well-being?
  • How do I nourish my mental well-being?
  • How do I nourish my physical well-being?
  • How do I nourish my spiritual well-being?
  • How do I nourish my social well-being?
  • How do I nourish my financial well-being?

That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain. 

If you’d like to try breathwork, mindfulness, or play classes with me, check out these workshops and training sessions that work with your schedule. For other breathwork classes, browse Mindbody.

 

About the author
Shanila is a 4th generation sound healer, breathwork coach, mentor, women’s researcher, and speaker. She is the Founder of AlwaysPlayStudios where she trains breathwork facilitators and sound healers. Her background is in tech, having co-founded an award-winning web agency, and in women’s research, specifically in mindsets, implicit bias, perfectionism, women's health, and societal experiences supported through the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and several universities. She has implemented several health and wellbeing programs in underserved populations throughout the US. Shanila mentors healers on their healing and intuitive wellness journeys. Connect: @shanila.sattar