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Last week, I stirred up all sorts of hoopla when I shared with you why I don’t sell Young Living Essential Oils. In sharing that post, I received some completely expected backlash from young living supporters.
However, what I did not expect was the vast number of people who commented here, on my facebook page, and in private messages and emails telling me that they’d had similar experiences and concerns with that company. So, I then put together a post to help you in making your own decision about an essential oil company, with some tips on what to consider.
As I shared on that post, I have been using (and loving) Rocky Mountain Essential Oils. You can see my previous post for a more detailed list of some of the things I took into consideration–RMO passed everything on my list.
But, I wanted to take some time today to share with you some of the specific things I like about this company. Some of these things are more important than others, but they are all things I like about the company.
1. High standards of quality & Purity
Rocky Mountain Oils have an acronym to share some of the processes they go through to make sure you’re getting the highest possible quality of oils. They call it their S.A.A.F.E promise. This post would get quite lengthy if I listed everything out here, but they lay it out in simple terms on their website, and you can see all the details here.
They also stand behind the purity of their product and offer free online access to batch specific GC/MS test results. Simply enter your batch number. If you’re wanting to see results for an oil you’re considering and don’t already have, you can call and they will give you the appropriate batch number.
2. They stand behind their product
This is very important to me. When I see companies unwilling to offer a money-back guarantee, I have to ask myself why. Rocky Mountain Oils stands behind the quality of their product. So much so that they offer a pretty ridiculous hassle free, 90-day money back guarantee.
They will even pay for shipping for the return! You can get the details here.
3. They put labels on the lids
Now, this is a small thing and it’s not one of the things I would consider in making a decision. However, it’s one of many reasons that I love this company. Most companies sell the labels separately so you can purchase them and add them to the lids yourself. You can also buy blank ones on Amazon for fairly cheap. So, it’s not a huge thing that they put pre-printed labels on for you. But at the same time, it is a big and meaningful thing because it shows that, as a whole, they are a customer-centric company. They want to do all those little things to help their customers.
And that, is a big deal.
4. FREE Shipping!
Okay, so I may be a bit too spoiled by my Amazon Prime membership, but I hate to pay for shipping. So free shipping is a huge plus for me. And RMO takes it one step further– no minimums! Yes, you read that right–every single order ships free, even if it’s just a single bottle!I had literally never heard of any company that offers completely free shipping, no strings attached. But this one does.
5. Affordable Prices
RMO offers competitive and affordable pricing. Their products are priced at a reasonable price (below the MLM companies’ wholesale pricing), yet not so low that it’s too good to be true.
They also offer some options for cost-prohibitive oils, offering some that are pre-blended with fractionated coconut oil in order to make them affordable and available to average budgets. (These blends are clearly noted as containing FCO, and the amount of FCO will be clearly noted on the product page).
I generally prefer to steer clear of those, and only purchase the synergy blends (not mixed with any carrier oil) and single oils, simply because when you do the math for the ingredients, the blends containing FCO are not a good value. However, I did try out their Blend of Rose so that I could have the smell of rose without the $250+ price tag of the pure rose essential oil. I appreciate that they offer that option for some of the higher priced oils. They can sometimes be worth it when balanced with the fact that they could be cost-prohibitive otherwise to buy the oils themselves.
Bonus: They also have a rewards program where you can earn store credit through your purchases. You can check out the rewards program here.
6. Safe Usage Suggestions
RMO only offers safe usage recommendations. Although they acknowledge that their products are of a quality that they are able to be ingested, they do not offer any advice or recommendations specific to ingestion and instead state that customers should seek the advice of a professional. Their usage recommendations fall under 3 categories and they label the bottle with a cute little icon to let you know which oil is appropriate for which uses:
- Household use
7. They are education-focused
Rocky Mountain Oils is committed to education. They don’t just want to sell you oils, they want to help you learn how to use them. To that end, they have an extensive help center, a blog dedicated to offering usage suggestions and more, plus a Getting Started Guide to help you start off on the right foot.
Still have questions? They have amazing customer service and their contact info is easy to find. They have team members who are ready and willing to answer any questions you may have via email or phone.
P.S. A few of you have mentioned blends from the MLM companies, and that you’d like to find the comparable blend at RMO. They have made that super easy for you as well, with a page to help you find the blend you need, comparing RMO, DoTERRA, and Young Living blends.