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Is it just me?
I received a small catalog from Universal Companies and found several EO brands that I had not heard of before. Several of the massage perodicals/journals contain ads for unheard-of EO companies. Biotone, TheraPro...so many known companies that produce massage oils and cremes have now gone into the EO business. All claim to sell quality products...not adulterated...not "cut." But yet, when I have tried them or smelled them, they smelled funny or had no effect. Prices are all over the chart, from high to low. So using the old addage that "quality means you pay more," well...that doesn't help.
I have been impressed with YLEOs so far. I even have some Nature's Sunshine (NS) EOs to use for treatments (Tx). When I smell them, I don't detect an alcohol or "off" smell. NS EOs have an "earthy" smell to them. Not sure why so different from YL.
I would like to learn about quality EOs from the companies that you have worked with and trust. I also would like to know about EOs that you stopped using and why. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Have a great day!
Thanks for your answer. I do like how YL puts out scientific information, not just on the chemistry or physics of each oil, but also growth and harvest. Thanks for posting the article. It's helped me to figure out what questions to ask. I never had never considered that herbs for EOs could also be "frankensteined" (cloned, hybrid, etc.) for purposes of bigger harvests. Though after watching documentaries like Food, Inc., Sicko and Super Size Me, I shouldn't be so surprised.
Now I have an idea of the "right" questions to ask while I research. I keep hearing about how Doterra oils are better than YLs. Do you know anything about Doterra? What makes their EOs so different?