Edens Garden is a family owned and women operated natural wellness-products company with its headquarters at San Clemente CA. It is a non-MLM essential oils company founded in 2009. The company sells directly to customers using an online store and says this is one reason that keeps their prices affordable.
It is one of the top sellers of essential oils with a large variety of oils to meet varied needs.
Quality and Purity
As per the FAQ at the company’s website: “We do GC/MS (gas chromatography mass spectrometry) tests on each of our essential oils and reports are available within each product page. This will give the breakdown of the naturally occurring components found in any given oil.”
The FAQ also states that their essential oils are therapeutic grade with no “pesticides, synthetic chemicals, herbicides, GMOs or harmful chemicals … used during any stage of the growing or distillation process.” The company’s website contains a formal pledge assuring the purity, safety and effectiveness of its products.
There is a 30-day, no-questions-asked return policy.
Edens Garden sources its oils from all over the world. They have direct relationships with trusted suppliers whose credentials and facilities are verified. Distillation of the oils is also done in the country of origin.
Wherever possible, they buy from suppliers who employ organic farming and distillation practices.
Purchases from different regions are needed because the plants producing the different oils need just the right kind of climate, altitude, soil, water and other factors.
Extraction Methods and Distillation
The three common extraction methods are:
- Steam Distillation
- Cold Press and
- Solvent Extraction
The first two yields oils that contain the pure essence of the botanical used.
Edens Garden indicates the extraction method used for each product on its page. Steam Distillation or Cold Press is the method used in an overwhelming number of cases, pointing to greater purity of the oils.
The company sources the oils from suppliers all over the world. All supplies are batch tested using GC/MS tests that can reveal the presence of all substances even if in tiny amounts.
GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectroscopy) tests can detect even tiny amounts of a substance in tested samples. The supplies received by the company and the products before being bottled undergo these tests, carried out by third party experts for each batch.
The test results are available with each product page.
Grading and Certification
Two of the essential oils, Cellulite Essential Oil Blend and Frankincense & Myrrh Essential Oil Blend, are certified organic. Other than this no other certification or grading are seen.
Edens Garden offers over 250 oils, including singles and blends. Singles consist of 140 oils. The company’s promise includes:
- No synthetics, fragrances, fillers or toxic chemicals are used in these. All are natural oils.
- Batches are GC/MS tested for quality, safety and effectiveness
- The oils are from ethical and sustainable sources
Synergy blends consist of 100% pure essential oils balanced “down to the very last drop.” They are blended to contain necessary therapeutic and medicinal properties for specific purposes.
The blends range from creamy Vanilla Sandalwood ($30), a natural aphrodisiac that neutralizes emotional stress; through Age Defy ($23) a mixture of Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender, Myrrh, Helichrysum and Rose promising a smoother and more radiant skin and Imagine ($13) for total wellbeing; to Cleaning ($7) made with Lavender, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Tea Tree with antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties for cleaning your home.
Consisting of both single oils and blends, the range is safe for kids. Use it for upset tummies or for easing kids into naptimes.
The oils range from Neroli Essential Oil ($75), an ingredient of the classic Eu de Cologne and distilled from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, and used for varied purposes including pain relief, relaxation, skincare and sleep; through Damiana Essential Oil ($60) used for relaxation, skincare, sleep and wellness and Blue Tansy Essential Oil ($33) for breathing, pain relief and skincare; to Blood Orange Essential Oil ($6) for pain relief and an uplifting feeling of wellness.
Roll-ons are pre-diluted essential oils with an applicator top. The applicators make it easy to use the oils with maximum ease (and also for most impact). You can apply minimal quantities of the diluted oils on your skin without the irritation that pure oils might cause, particularly if the quantity applied is a bit too much.
The roll-on range includes the Create Your Own Roll-on Essential Oil set of 12 different kinds of oils ($75) that allows you to choose 12 kinds from 53 choices including Anxiety Ease, Aphrodisiac Blend, Awake-and-Aware Blend and more; through Rose Bulgarian Essential Oil Roll-on ($20) distilled from morning-fresh roses and Yuzu Cannabliss Essential Oil Roll-on ($17) with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties; to Sniffles & Sneezes Essential Oil Roll-on ($9) that contains oils of Silver Fir, Cedarwood, Pine, Spruce, Sweet Orange and Lavender for providing relief during times of sniffles and sneezes.
Carrier oils add value to essential oils. Pure and concentrated essential oils can cause skin irritation. By adding carrier oil, this problem can be solved. Additionally, you save on the expensive essential oil by using less of it during each application.
Edens Garden offers a wide range of carrier oils from Prickly Pear Seed Oil ($40) that nourishes and softens the skin, and is particularly useful for dry, acne-prone skin; through Pomegranate Seed Oil ($17) that is excellent for moisturizing and Jojoba Oil ($14) that is great for removing makeups or revitalizing lip balms; to Hemp Seed ($9) with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that can reinvigorate skin by clearing acne and eczema.
Buying sets, i.e. collections of different kinds of a particular product, you can save significant amounts. Carefully chosen sets can also help you meet your specific lifestyle goals and special needs.
Edens Garden has created sets for Essential Oils, Body products, Diffuser products and Home products. There is also a Create Your Own Set option.
The Create Your Own Set option ranges from the 48 Essential Oils set ($300) that allows you to select 48 kinds (from a selection of 85) oils; through Create Your Own Body Oil 5 Set ($40) and Create Your Own Natural Bar Soap 3 Set ($25); to Create Your Own Roll-on Essential Oil 3 set ($20).
Diffusers come in different formats – Plug-in, Compact and Jewelry.
Plug-in diffusers are plugged into AC outlets and range from handmade Terrazzo Stone Diffuser made with natural materials ($90) with a capacity of 130ml to White / Black/ Pink / Tan Diamond Diffusers of 90ml capacities.
Compact diffusers include the Ceramic Bloom Diffuser ($26), Aromaride Car Oil Diffuser ($16), Reed Diffuser ($12), Hanging Ceramic Stone Diffuser ($12) and Personal Pocket Inhaler ($8)
Jewelry diffusers are fashionable products to which you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to carry around the aroma. Edens Garden offers them in the forms of Lido, Balboa, Coronado or Catalina bracelets and Capri or Corsica wraps (all at $40).
Edens Garden also supplies other, mostly related, products. These include:
- Accessories such as Roll-on and Amber bottles ($5) , Essential Oil Scent Strips ($6), Tote bags ($10) and Pipettes ($4)
- Aromatic Candles ($25) and different kinds of Room Sprays ($14)
The price comparison chart prepared by Essential Oil Haven points to low prices for Edens Garden compared to other premium brands such as Rocky Mountain, Young Living and doTerra. For example, Lavender oil costs $10.42 at Edens Garden as against $22.95 (Rocky Mountain), $32.73 (Young Living) and $23.10 (doTerra). Edens Garden is a non-MLM company and hence the lower prices are no surprise.
Edens Garden Reviews
AromaEssential stresses the following points in their review of Edens Garden products:
- The products deliver on their promise
- The extraction method used for each product is revealed by Edens Garden; and an overwhelming percentage of products use steam distillation and cold press, which yield highest purity oils
- Though certifications like non-GMO are not provided by Edens Garden, the reviewer thinks that such certifications are not all that critical
- Edens Garden products undergo third party GC/MS testing and the results are available at their website
- One of the best things about Edens Garden is the large variety of products they offer
Other reviewers also have great things to say about Edens Garden.
Considering the transparency of revealing key details about each product, and the customer care demonstrated by providing safety tips for using each, Edens Garden comes across as a trustworthy essential oil brand. Product quality is verified by third party GC/MS testing and the prices compare favorably with other top brands.
All these factors make Edens Garden products a great buy. And the variety of products means that you can meet all your different needs from a single source.
- Edens Garden sources its oils from all over the world; they think that authenticity can be ensured only by growing the plants in the original locations and extracting the oils quickly at these locations
- Quality is ensured through third party GC/MS testing of the supplies and the products; this kind of testing can reveal even tiny amounts of a substance in the tested batch
- Details about each product, including how it was extracted, how to use it and safety tips are provided on each product page
- As a non-MLM company selling its products directly online, Edens Garden is able to offer prices that are favorable when compared to other top brands
- They also offer a large variety of products to meet very different needs and desires