Rocky Mountain Essential Oils

Rocky Mountain Essential Oils

Buying essential oils can be a confusing process.  It seems everywhere you turn, there are essential oils for saleRose Jasmine Melissa RMO. I bet you have been approached by your friends and neighbors who sell essential oils through direct marketing. You can even purchase essential oils at the grocery store. If you shop on Amazon there are dozens of essential oil brands to choose from. To sift through the essential oil purchasing process I’ve written this post to review a brand called Rocky Mountain Essential Oils.  I hope this review helps you understand what goes into a quality brand of essential oil so you can make the best essential oil purchase for yourself and your family.

Since essential oils are growing in popularity, more and more brands are available for purchase just about anywhere.  It is a huge industry.  The concern with many natural health experts is that proper usage is not fully understood by the users and the people selling them via direct marketing. Just because something is labeled natural doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed safe.

Problems With The Essential Oils Industry

Some essential oil companies skip steps and distil their product at high temperatures and high pressure.  Low temperatures and low pressure turn out the best quality oils.  

Essential oils should be steam distilled, but some companies are using chemical solvents to distil their oils.  

Some manufacturers fake authentic certification for their products. Or use oils that have been distilled from poor crops. Or use crops that have been improperly handled or oils that have expired. This is poor-quality and a problem in the industry.

Many oils are adulterated, meaning fragrance, chemicals or cheap oils are added to the product.  Your ‘pure’ oil may contain a small percentage of pure oil and higher percentages of chemicals.

Problems With Usage Of Essential OilsRMO SideWide

“Whatever has the power to heal, has the power to harm.”

  1. One of the biggest mistakes users make is applying oils directly to the skin.  Essential oils are highly concentrated. It takes huge amounts of plant material from the plants, fruits, and barks that essential oils are made from in order to get one bottle of essential oil. Putting this much-concentrated oil on your skin is asking for irritation or getting too much of the active ingredients in your bloodstream.
  2. Using oils as a ‘preventative measure’. Some people ingest large quantities of oil daily. Some use 30 or more drops a day. The safety of ingesting essential oils is not well documented and should only be done under the supervision of a trained professional. If you don’t have a particular health issue, blindly drinking essential oils is not smart.
  3. The quality of the diffuser. The diffuser can burn your oils or not disperse properly or break down the oil so it’s actually effective when you breath it in. For more information about effective diffusers, read here.
  4. Not understanding the latin name of the oil you are using.  Essential oils come from plants and those plants have a latin name that should be printed on every bottle of essential oil you have. If you are using lavender, what type of lavender? It’s very important to understand the type of plant the essential oil is made from so you can help the condition you are trying to alleviate.

What To Look For When Purchasing An Essential Oil brand.

Rocky Mountain Essential Oils

  • The suppliers are a small sized business.
  • The supplier is available to provide material safety sheets of MSDS on demand.
  • The supplier is owned by an aromatherapy practitioner or essential oil specialist.
  • The supplier has a non-controversial reputation.
  • The supplier is well known by industry experts.

Other Important considerations to look for:

  • Does the essential oil company promote unsafe usage of essential oils?  For example, a certified Aromatherapist trained at the clinical level must have to adhere to safety rules to remain registered. However, many MLM distributors encourage ingesting oils. These practices are prohibited by the AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapists).
  • Terms such as “therapeutic grade” or “clinical grade” are used by essential oils to claim their superiority over other brands.  These terms have no meaning as there is no standardization of essential oils. These terms are basically meaningless.
  • Not having an organic label. Oils should be organic otherwise any pollutants or chemicals will be concentrated in the oil. Organic may mean different things to different countries, so again, knowing the suppliers is a huge advantage.
  • No customer service. You want to purchase oils with companies that can answer any questions you have and be able to produce testing information upon request.

So, now you know what to look out for and what to look FOR in your essential oil company.  

I am sure there are other companies out there that fill the bill, but this post is about Rocky Mountain Essential Oils. This company delivers on all of the above.  

Rocky Mountain Essential OIls

Rocky Mountain Essential Oils

Rocky Mountain Essential Oils, formally known as Native American Traditions, was founded by Paul Dean.  Paul Dean was in the essential oils industry since 1997.

Why Rocky Mountain Essential Oils?

  1. Their oils are grown in remote areas where plants are indigenous to the area where there are no chemicals and only natural fertilizers are used.
  2. Certificates are available upon request with the safety and purity information (MSDS). You can get this information on any oil you have with the batch number provided on the bottom of the bottle.
  3. Absolutely no solvents are used for distillation.
  4. Their oils are organically certified and organically grown or wild-crafted.
  5. The Latin names are listed on their website as well as the country of origin.
  6. The company makes no claims about ingesting the oils or using them in an unsafe way as outlined by the Alliance Of International Aromatherapists. They recommend caution when using the oils.
  7. The oils are not heated or adulterated in any way.
  8. The prices of RMO’s oils are reasonable.

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  • Rocky Mountain Oils boast a no-questions-asked 90-day product return policy.
  • Trusted suppliers that meet stringent product quality guidelines.
  • If a sample is rejected due to contaminant, adulterants etc, no order is placed. If the sample passes the GC/MS test a bulk order is placed for the same batch.
  • After the bulk order is received, additional 3rd party testing is done to ensure that the quality of the oil received is the same as the original sample tested.
  • Each essential oil is carefully bottled in protective amber glass bottles by trained professionals using state-of-the-art equipment. Bottles are securely sealed, labeled side and top, and prepared to ship to customers.
  • Rocky Mountain Essential oils now use sustainable packaging for a healthy environment.

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Essential oils are growing in popularity.  It seems everywhere you turn, someone is selling them via network marketing companies or even at the local grocery store.  Purchasing them can be a confusing experience for a lay person.

Since essential oils have the power to heal, using them in the wrong way can have undesirable effects. Unscrupulous companies may jump on the bandwagon and offer low quality oils, or oils that are not pure.  

There are many considerations to take into account when purchasing essential oils like whether or not they are pure, or batch tested and independently tested.

Rocky Mountain Oils meet all of the requirements of a top quality essential oil company.  Their products meet all the safety standards and independent testing.  Their products are harvested in areas where pollutants and contaminants are not used.

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I highly recommend Rocky Mountain essential oils. In the complicated, confusing world of essential oils, Rocky Mountain Essential oil brand is one to feel confident in.

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Rocky Mountain Essential Oils

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14354940_1147966088611029_3013149574780621067_n(4)Linda Watson is a Certified Functional Health Coach

20 Comments Add yours
  1. Hi Linda,
    Thank you for the article. I was actually in search of the essential oils and information about them the other day. I heard a lot of the benefits of aromatherapy but did not know where to start and what oils are the best on the market. I liked that the Rocky Mountain Essential Oils are made from organic ingredients and on their website the company has the description of what each oil is good for.
    I did not know that you cannot apply essential oils straight on your skin. Its good to know! Can you use it for massage (if added may be to the non-sense massage cream or oil)?

  2. Hi Linda,

    I’ve heard a lot about Rocky Mountain Essential Oils but never had the time to check it out. Thank you so much for this information. I’m a total newbie when it comes to oils, so I had no idea what to look for and you laid that out in your article. What way would you suggest using these oils? What is the price range for purchasing them? Are any of them good for arthritis? Thanks in advance and I look forward to your answers.

    1. Hi, Deborah! Thanks for commenting. If you suffer from any condition where you are looking for healing, the best way that I like is using them topically with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. You can use cold pressed olive oil too. But for pure enjoyment and overall health and wellbeing, I like to diffuse mine. Make sure your diffuser is great. I like diffusers from diffuser world The one for sale on the Rocky Mountain Oils site is good, but there are others that can work better for healing. Rocky Mountain Oils have oils for as low as 9.99 for great quality oils. Here is their catalog you can look through.
      This one is great for joint support. Would love to know how you like it and the price is great!

      Hope you stop back!

  3. Found this post to be very helpful, never knew there was so much that you have to factor in when buying essential oils, glad your post was able to turn my confusion to clear, thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for the great article. It just seems that no matter what industry you enter people are always going to try and pull a fast one by fluffing up their marketing with meaningless info. I’m glad i found your article as now i can better shop for essential oils. “Clinical grade” geez lol Whatever happened to getting what you payed for?

    1. Hi Justin, thanks for commenting. I know, it’s really awful to fool the consumer to make a quick buck. Especially when people are using these oils to help with health conditions. You want the very best that can actually help you.

  5. Hi Linda. Thanks for this information. I honestly did not know apply essential oils directly to the skin is a bad idea. It completely makes sense though knowing now that they are very concentrated. I know my mother uses these oils so I will definitely direct her to your site. Thanks for sharing these helpful details.

  6. Hi Linda,

    I love essential oils! Thank you for a very informative article.

    So many points about essential oils that I didn’t know about. I, too, like many people thought that therapeutic grade means good quality. And use these types of oils on my skin. Now I know better.

    I would like to try the Rocky Mountains brand. Do they ship to Singapore?

    1. Hello Timotheus, thank you for your comment. Yes, the marketing is very misleading. I have also purchased therapeutic grade oils thinking it had meaning. Rocky Mountain Essential Oils do ship to Singapore. Here is the shipping information. Let me know how you like them!

  7. Hi Linda,

    Great and informative post as usual. Essential Oils are the one health product I have never really got into or know a great deal about. I know they are good for healing and my partner uses them but for some reason I have never taken the time to study them.

    Your post is a great learning for me. As you suggest, like most things in the health industry there are shonks out there! I really would not have known what to look for apart from a company that produces organic stock. I had no idea about the high and low temperature for the oils and that companies fake authentication. It’s a bit weird but I look at essential oils as being hard to mess up. They are simple to make and are all good. Boy am I wrong. So my own conclusion is that yes you need to be carful what you buy with essential oils, just like every other health product!

    Thanks for shattering my illusion of the essential oil industry haha! Just kidding. Really enlightening post. Loved it, thank you,

    Kev

    1. Hi Kevin! Thanks for your comment! Yes, the industry is huge and there are lots of unscrupulous behavior. So much so that the industry itself is constantly under threat from the FTC and FDA. Will see what the future brings, but I hope the essential oil industry can regulate itself and escape the clutches of the FDA, that would be a sad thing for those who are helped by them. Thanks for being a devoted reader!

  8. Hi Linda,
    I have only recently started using essential oil. I am using lavender and peppermint with a diffuser. As I am new to this, I have no idea what are the reputable brands. The ones that I am using said that these are 100% pure essential oil, but not much of other information on the label. I should really check out the information from their website. Anyway thanks for your tips on what to look for in essential oils. I thought they are all the same!

    1. Hi Alex! Yes, use my post as a guide. You can also call the companies you are interested in and ask about the information I present. See if it satisfies you. Good luck and thank you
      for reading!

  9. Hi Linda,
    Thanks for the very informative post!
    I love essential oils, use them a lot and I’m aware of all the potential issues but there are many people who just use it in wrong way. I hope they are going to read your post first. As the oils are so concentrated you need to be careful with them, also knowing exactly where they coming from and how they were made is important. Buying them from known source is critical.

    1. Hi Elektra! Thanks for your comment. And it’s so true that people don’t use them the right way. Many times they are told to use them the wrong way which is a problem. Like I said in the post, ‘anything that has the power to heal has the power to harm’. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Hi, Linda
    Your post is so helpful. Rocky mountain oil seems great. What type is suitable to someone who has ver dry skin like me? Anyway, your information is truly detailed!
    Thank you!

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