Why I Love Rocky Mountain Essential Oils

Finally! You don't have to use an expensive MLM oil company to get great, high-quality essential oils.  This mom shares why she chose Rocky Mountain Oils. #essentialoils #rockymountainoils

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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

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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

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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

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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:

RMO safe uses

  • Topical
  • Diffusing
  • 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.

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Comments

  1. Sabrina says

    You are BANG ON with all these points. I have found RMO the best alternative to those more expensive EO co’s.
    Thanks for being honest and taking the time to write this post. SO helpful! Pinned it!

    • Crystal Brothers says

      Thank you for pinning Sabrina! I’m glad you have had a good experience with RMO as well. I really have only heard good things about them.

      • William R Atwell says

        Excellent blog about YL and alternative companies. I wonder if you have research Eden’s Garden. They have the same labels posted about how to use the oils, the processes they go through to make it safe and reliable as RMO. Just throwing in another company that offer great oils and tremendous number of oils to offer.

        • Crystal Brothers says

          I have tried them. They are very cheap, so I thought I was getting a good deal but I personally did not have a good experience with the oils.

  2. says

    I wish I knew this three months ago before I join Doterra. Thank you for sharing this information about Rocky Mountain Essential Oils. I checked out Rocky Mountain Essential Oils website. And order some oils that I needed that I couldn’t buy at Doterra because their price is higher and I love the free shipping.

    • Crystal Brothers says

      Anita, I feel you, because I wish I had known about it before I signed up with a MLM company last summer. I’m so glad you were able to get some oils that were not affordable Doterra. I hope you love the oils and company as much as I have :)

  3. says

    Yes yes and yes again. I haven’t bought anything from RMO yet, but a friend had the Rose Blend which I used alot while there and promised myself to buy soon. And I did not know they had free shipping, that is enticing indeed!!!
    But agreed, that good customer service is important and when a company gets too big or is MLM, like YL, it can’t help but become a monster. There are always alternatives to monsters lolol…..thanks for this. Came by a link from A Delightsome Life. I make everything with essential oils.

  4. Sam says

    I buy primarily from RMO too, for all the reasons you listed plus one more – I just love the clean look of their packaging :) When I was looking to get into EOs I had one friend who was passionately against YL and DoTerra (because of their ingestion suggestions) and one friend who was equally passionate about YL (She does not sell, but she does have to purchase a certain amount every month to maintain her discount). I love my friends but decided to research on my own. Besides RMO I buy from Mountain Rose Herbs and Whole Foods when I want something sooner than later. Discovering the uses of EO on my own and choosing what I want to try has been so much more fun than meeting the obligations of an MLM. Thank you for this post!

      • Crystal Brothers says

        Yes, there are a lot of great options, and the most important thing is to research beforehand. Thanks for sharing, Annie!

  5. says

    Hey! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m looking for other options right now as I’m disappointed with my MLM and company practices. Irresponsible recommendations, and pricing.
    Does RMO offer any affiliate programs? Am I wrong to try and find out if there is a way to educate people, and then point them to a ordering direction that’s I’m connected to? I’m researching. If it’s not possible, I’ll shift my business plan. My values will prevail: )

  6. says

    Hi! My family has been enjoying RMO products ever since your last post on the subject. We like their prices and agree with all of the above. However, I wonder, how come they don’t have third party testers to ensure the quality and purity of their oils? Or do they and who is it?

    Thanks so much for all your research!

  7. Gail Ouellette says

    I would like to thank you for such candid honesty. I have been a loyal RMO customer since day one but lately (I follow a lot of different blogs), I have been made to feel like I was not making a wise choice. I love that RMO does not make you “sign up” or pay a fee up front to take advantage of all the “bonuses” they provide (free shipping, 90 day money back guarantee) and their S.A.F.E. program is one of a kind. I could not find anyone who would give anything but glowing reviews for both YL and Doterra. Thanks for the reassurance that I have made the right choice and now I can ignore the bully tactics with the confidence that I have not made a mistake.

    • Crystal Brothers says

      Yes, that is all they are–bully tactics! I used to feel the same way you did, wondering if I had made the right choice. But after obtaining my aromatherapist certification and talking with other professionals in the field, very few of them recommend either of the big name MLM companies. There are many other more reputable companies.

  8. says

    Sounds great! Going to check them out. I like the compare page, very beneficial. I imagine you did get some backlash from YL users. I currently use YL but it never hurts to check out others. Thanks for this post :)

  9. says

    I just started dabbling in EO and absolutely love them! I did some research before buying and went with the RMO brand as well. I love lavender. It works wonders for pms cramps! Saw your post at Awesome Life Friday linky.
    Kristine :)

  10. Claire says

    Thank you for posting your opinions, it helped me with my decision not to go with YL. A friend is selling it and I was debating if I should join her. Ive done MLMs in the past and didnt like any of them…also having to spend $100 a month I know would have pissed me off.
    I was glad that you pointed out that YL will only let you sell their product exclusively and I would prefer to have at least 2 choices for my customers. Thanks for a good read.

  11. Lisa says

    Thank you for the post. I have been using Butterfly Express for about 9 months now and I love the quality and education that they provide. I have been tempted to join the MLM companies to help support my “habit” , however I too have had many unpleasant experiences with them. Also, I am too much of a rebel to be locked into 1 company. I will be adding RMO to my collection.
    Thanks again

  12. Laura says

    I have been doing lots of research and have been struggling whether it not to “join” an MLM oil company. Not saying anything against the quality of their oils, I just simply cannot afford them. I bought RMO’s Orange oil this summer and I absolutely love it! I will be ordering from them again in the future! (Their free shipping is a big deal for me, too!) I needed this reassurance, so thank you!

  13. Amber H says

    I’ve never heard of RMO until today but I do like the free shipping option! My Mom got me into essential oils years ago (before it was cool lol) and she purchased hers from Birch Hill Happenings in Minnesota. They’re a ma and pa business and have been in the industry for 30 years. They have good prices and sell their oils in multiple sizes which is nice, even the cute tiny ones! I guess I’ll always feel loyalty to them since they’ve always been helpful and ship fast. Their quality of oils is great.

    I also buy the Now Brand since it’s cheaper. You can get a 10 bottle sample pack of 1oz each for only $33 on Amazon. That’s s steal.

    I’m hapy you posted this regarding the MLM companies. I’m glad that so many people are getting to know the benefits and uses of EO but at the same time it feels very trendy and these companies know how to play on that. Not to mention their prices are so high compared to the companies I buy from. There is no way their oils are that much better!

    Anyway, it’s always good to do your research. Thanks for your post!

    • Crystal Brothers says

      Yes, definitely good to do your own research. Thanks for sharing about Birch Hill Happenings! I love to support stores like that.

  14. says

    Hi, thanks for the post. I have a question I was wondering if you knew the answer. RMO blends have FCO in them. doTERRA doesn’t. Do you know why RMO ads the coconut oil to the blends. They would not be as high pure because of this. I love everything else about RMO but just wondering why they do this with their blends.

    • Crystal Brothers says

      Hi Roslyn! I certainly understand your concern. Many of their blends are pure, while others do contain some FCO. They do this to help the oils be more affordable, and you’ll mostly find it on higher end oils. However, RMO has heard customers regarding this issue, and they are now releasing many of their proprietary blends in pure form as well, without the FCO.

  15. Linz says

    Thanks for this post! Very helpful as I research oils. Does RMO require distributors to make minimum monthly purchases like the others?

  16. Grace says

    I’ve been doing some additional research into EOs after learning about some misinformation from the company I’ve previously purchased from. I’m interested to know if RMO is certified organic, as I know that’s the standard that aromatherapists recommend. I’ve looked through their website but can’t find anything that says if their oils are actually organic.

I love to hear your feedback and value your thoughts! All I ask is that we remain respectful and civil, even when we disagree. Thanks so much for reading. I appreciate you!

Thank you for joining in the discussion!