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Are Better Essentials oils therapeutic-grade?

Yes, our essential oils are 100% pure and therapeutic-grade. You may find it interesting to know that the term 'therapeutic-grade' came about to distinguish between fragrance oils, such as perfumes, and oils with therapeutic properties used in aromatherapy. The term, though not regulated by the FDA, is meant to identify oils that are 100% pure, undiluted, and contain no additives or synthetics. Better Essentials offers the highest quality oils available. 

Are Better Essentials oils third-party tested for quality?

Yes, our oils are third-party GC-MS tested, and must meet strict quality requirements. This is part of our commitment to bring you and your family the highest quality essential oils. Email if you would like to receive a GC-MS report.  

What is a GC-MS test? 

A GC-MS test is a diagnostic method used by chemists to break down a substance into its basic components. Our third-party experts use GC-MS testing to identify the chemical makeup of each of our oils, to verify that each bottle contains exactly what it should: 100% pure essential oil.  

Are Better Essentials oils less expensive because they are lower quality? 

No. And we're glad you asked. Confusion around this question is one of the primary reasons we founded Better Essentials. Getting started in the essential oils world years ago, a big concern was finding the best quality oils for a reasonable price. We've found that people pay overinflated prices for oils they believe to be of a superior quality, assuming that a cheaper price must reflect on the quality of the oil. This is why we're so excited to offer the same quality oils for a lower price. We're able to keep our prices low by selling directly to you online and in limited natural products stores, rather than through independent distributors.  At Better Essentials, we work hard to keep our overhead costs low, and we pass the savings on to you. 

Can Better Essentials oils be used internally? 

We do not recommend the internal use of any essential oils, regardless of quality, except under the direct supervision of a licensed aromatherapist or health professional. That being said, the quality of our essential oils is second to none, and we guarantee our oils are 100% pure and therapeutic-grade. 

What is the easiest way to get started with essential oils?

We highly recommend the use of a diffuser!  Diffusing is a simple and safe way to get the benefits of essential oils. Our diffuser uses ultrasonic aromatherapy technology to diffuse oils.  This means that no heat is used and the integrity of the essential oil is preserved. 

Do you offer any discounts or coupons?

We work to keep our prices low so you always get a great deal on Better Essentials. But if you sign up for our newsletter, we'll send you a coupon code to save even more on your first order. We also have a limited number of sales throughout the year, which we announce to our newsletter subscribers and social media friends. 

    How much do you charge for shipping?

      We offer free shipping on all US orders over $20.  For orders under $20, it's just a flat rate of $4.99 for domestic shipping.  Click here for information about our international shipping policy. 

        What if I love your oils so much I want to share them?

        That's great! Another primary reason we founded Better Essentials was so people could buy essential oils without feeling pressure to sell them. That said, we also understand that when you find something you love, you naturally want to share it with your friends. When you share our essential oils, our marketing costs stay low, so we pass those savings right back to you. There are two ways you can share the love. Sign up for our affiliate program, or post on social media and get a coupon code to use on your next order. 

        What if I have more questions?

        If you have any more questions that aren't fully answered here, we'd love to hear from you! Email us at and we'll help you find the answers you're looking for.