|IMO Best retail essential oils:
AromaForce … http://www.avogel.ca/en/brands/aromaforce.php
Aura Cacia … HTTPS://www.auracacia.com/
Eden’s Garden … https://www.edensgarden.com/
IMO Best aromatherapy courses:
Aromahead (U.S.) … HTTPS://www.aromahead.com/
Institute of Aromatherapy (Canada) … http://www.classicaromatherapy.com/
If you are purchasing your essential oils wholesale, ask for a ‘GCMS’ (proof of gas chromagraphy and mass spectrometry testing). A good wholesaler will have their oils tested and offer the graphs, with legible results, to their customers. Why?
Wholesalers buy their oils where they can, and what they can afford. If a company is short on an oil in high demand, they may have to go to a foreign supplier that buys up whatever lots they can, and wait. Some of these agents are upright and ethical, and some are not. Some will send your distributor a sample of good quality oil, then fill the drum with substandard oil. Bringing in oils from Asia is time-consuming and costly, and lawsuits difficult; and some companies will take advantage of North American companies that way.
So cut to the chase and ask for the GCMS right away, and then check those constituents. The things that have been found in essential oils range from canine feces, tobacco, insects, to naturally-derived and synthetic aroma chemicals. Naturally-derived constituents are added to blends like Lavender 40/42 to bring those constituent levels up for marketing purposes, when the original idea was to sell the best quality of Lavender Oil having those constituent levels naturally.
And You also want it right in the paperwork that the wholesaler is a member of the right ethical organizations, an ISO company, and has the certifications in writing for the oils you are purchasing.
Regarding certain retail distributors especially the ‘multi-level marketing companies’, Google their names, ‘FDA warning’ and Dr. Pappas’ as search terms, and you will learn what you need to about them.
And please remember that in North America, it is illegal to prescribe the internal use of an essential oil unless you are 1) licensed to prescribe, and 2) have certification in clinical aromatherapy. If someone is telling you to take these oils internally because their boss told them that, DON’T!!! You can find out how many ER visits and deaths have been made because of the ingestion of essential oils.