The 7 Best Essential Oil Brands of 2021

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Our Top Picks

Plant Therapy

"This company has an expansive catalog of essential oils and oil blends that are specifically marketed as safe for kids."

Vitruvi

"These therapeutic grade oils pair great with the brand's design-minded diffusers—and look great displayed on a shelf or table."

Aura Cacia

"You can find both basic essential oils and premium blends from this popular aromatherapy company, which also offers skincare and bath products."

Public Goods

"Essential oils are (un)surprisingly affordable at Public Goods, a direct-to-consumer home goods company with Instagram-worthy packaging."

Eden’s Garden

"The oils are harvested sustainably from around the world and batch-tested to produce high-quality products."

Now Foods

"One of the biggest draws is how affordable and available the line is—the brand is for sale at major retailers nationwide."

Rocky Mountain Oils

"This direct-to-consumer brand's return policy allows you to return products for up to 90 days, even if they've been opened."

Plant Therapy

Plant Therapy
 Plant Therapy

Plant Therapy has a very extensive catalog of essential oils and essential oil blends that include plenty of options specifically marketed as kid-safe—great peace of mind for parents who want to try aromatherapy safely around their families. They also carry CBD products, dog and pony products, body care products like lotions, diffusers, and other accessories for your home. It’s a great one-stop-shop that doesn’t require a membership or knowing a direct seller to purchase.

The company states that all of their oils are 100 percent pure and of the highest grade, free from any additives, adulterants, or dilutions. If there’s a downside, it’s that although many of their essential oils come from organically grown plants, only a handful are actually certified as organic. Still, the price can’t be beaten for the level of purity and quality—here, you’ll get some of the highest grade oils at the best price.

Vitruvi

Vitruvi
 West Elm

Though you might know Vitruvi for their diffusers, the brand also sells a wide variety of therapeutic-grade essential oils. Their highly designed and sophisticated black-and-white packaging looks great out on the counter (no need to stash these bottles!), but it's not all about the packaging here—Vitruvi's commitment to oil quality rivals that of other brands. The brand’s essential oils are 100 percent pure, therapeutic grade, and do not contain any fillers, diluting oils, synthetic fragrances, or unnatural components.

Purists may be disappointed that not all of their oils are certified organic, but some are (eight out of 15 in the line). All oils are non-GMO, pesticide-free, and never tested on animals, and the company is transparent about its formulations and sourcing methods.

Another major bonus of Vitruvi oils is that they are more accessible than some well-known brands, as their oils are widely available at multiple retailers (including Nordstrom and Anthropologie).

Aura Cacia

Aura Cacia Essential Oils
Courtesy of Aura Cacia.

Even if you've never heard of the brand, we'd bet that these little essential oil bottles from Aura Cacia look familiar. Sold at retailers like Whole Foods, Target, Amazon, and Vitamin Shoppe, they're some of the most widely available essential oils on our list. And with dozens of options to choose from (including both pure essential oils and targeted essential oil blends), they also have the greatest selection.

All of Aura Cacia's essential oils are guaranteed to be 100 percent pure and free of synthetic preservatives, colors, and fragrances. Their main collection comes in a variety of different sizes (up to 16 ounces), and if you're willing to spend a bit more, you can also shop their organic or premium lines.

Beyond pure essential oils, Aura Cacia also offers aromatherapeutic mists, bath salts, and skincare products. Every purchase goes toward supporting their Positive Change Project, which gives annual grants to organizations helping women and girls transform their lives.

Public Goods

Public Goods Essential Oils
Courtesy of Public Goods.

Public Goods is a direct-to-consumer line that delivers high-quality, sustainable household staples at an accessible price point. Included in their offerings are seven different essential oils, all of which are 100 percent pure, organic, and therapeutic-grade. While the range is a bit more limited than most other brands, if you're just looking to pick up popular oils like argan or lavender, it's a great option (and the low price doesn't hurt, either).

Do note that to shop at Public Goods, you do need to be a member—but if you're interested in trying out their products without fully committing, they offer a free 2-week trial.

Eden’s Garden

Eden's Garden
Eden's Garden 

Eden’s Garden was founded in 2009, but it has quickly become a go-to resource for high-quality essential oils. Their popularity is mostly thanks to an extensive line of affordable essential oils, but the company has recently expanded to include other offerings, including synergy oil blends, kid-safe oils, diffusers, natural deodorants, bath products, candles, and other home goods.

Though Eden's Garden's oils are sourced worldwide, they're all rigorously batch-tested to ensure quality standards. They are also entirely pure (read: free from synthetics) and in most cases, harvested sustainably from soil to bottle.

Now Foods

Now Foods
 Now Foods

Now Foods is well-known for their nutrition products (including over 1,400 natural dietary supplements), but they're also a top producer of essential oils. The brand boasts a full in-house laboratory facility to ensure all of their products, oils included, surpass industry standards.

The biggest draw of Now Foods is how affordable and available the products are. Since these essential oils are sold through retailers like Amazon, this brand makes it very easy to access therapeutic grade oils at a fraction of the cost of other brands. But while all of Now Foods' oils are natural and 100 percent pure, like other brands, not all of them are certified organic.

Rocky Mountain Oils

Rocky Mountain Oils
 Rocky Mountain Oils

Because Rocky Mountain Oils is a direct-to-consumer company, they are able to offer very fair and affordable prices on essential oils. But even at a budget-friendly price, the products available are of the utmost quality.

The extensive product line includes both single oils and oil blends, all of which have been tested for both quality and purity by third-party labs. Rocky Mountain also boasts an all-encompassing return policy, which allows customers to return products—for any reason, even if opened—for up to 90 days.

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