Healing Solutions is a company based at Phoenix AZ 85043.
The company states its goal thus: “… to provide our customers with the same high quality essential oils and blends that would usually be found only in small boutiques. To do this, we work exclusively with some of the world’s most renowned essential oil suppliers.”
They emphasize their customer focus by offering “a lifetime refund guarantee on all our products! If, for any reason, you are ever dissatisfied with your purchase, simply reach out to us and we will find a way to make it right.”
The About Us and Contact pages do not provide details about the persons behind the venture. The Better Business Bureau page mentions it as a Sole Proprietorship.
Quality and Purity
Essential oils from Healing Solutions have begun to be Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS) tested at their internal lab (added recently) meaning that even tiny amounts of any substance in the tested batches will be detected. The company makes test result available on a dedicated gcms-test-results page at their website. This is supplemented by a purity-guarantee page.
The FAQ page states that the majority of their oils are extracted using the steam distillation process, which yields pure oils.
The company also offers a lifetime guarantee, meaning that you can contact them about your purchase any time if you are not happy with the purchase.
The company sources oils from all over the world. Country of origin is mentioned on the product label according to the website. Customers can also contact the customer support department if they have questions about a specific oil.
Sourcing from different regions is necessary for best quality. Highest quality oils are produced by extracting these from plants grown in their natural habitat – soils, climates, elevation and other factors that are conducive to the growth of the particular plant and the characteristics of the oil that it yields.
Extraction Methods and Distillation
The FAQ page at the company website states that the majority of oils are extracted using the steam distillation method. However, where oil has to be extracted from materials such as rose and jasmine petals, using steam distillation will be too harsh and in these cases, solvent extraction method is preferred.
Steam distillation involves passing steam through the botanical and separating the oil from the resultant oil/steam mixture. For citrus fruits such as orange, another method, the cold press, is used to extract oil from their peels. Solvent extraction is a third method, involving dissolving the plant material in a solvent that extracts the aromatic essence (along with some other elements, which are removed in later processes).
Steam distillation and cold press yields the purest oils as it is a trend for the most of the finest essential oil brands this year.
The company is in the process of implementing a transparent testing program for all its oils. Here is an extract from the gcms-test-results page at their site: “We have recently built an in-house laboratory and are now working through comprehensive testing of all our oils. We have also began a program to publish our GCMS testing results on our website, and will be implementing this on a rolling basis. You can go to any of our oil pages and if the GCMS result for it has been posted to the website there will be a link to it. We are also working on implementing lot numbering and hope to also create the ability on our website to input the lot # from any bottle of oil that you have and see the GCMS testing results for the specific batch of oil in that lot.”
Grading and Certification
There are a number of USDA certified essential oils among the offers such as Organic Balsam Fir Bark and Copaiba.
The company allows you to select different size oil packs, 10ml/ 30ml/ 60ml, on the product page. Prices indicated are for 10ml where these are available. Larger packages are better bargains as prices per ml are significantly lower.
The product pages have a link to the GC/MS test results where these are available. However, details like country of origin and botanical name of the plant and the plant part from which the oil is extracted are not seen for most products.
Essential oils on offer include Anise Star ($8.99), Mandarin ($9.99), Birch ($11.95), Ajowan ($11.99), Chili ($11.99), Garlic ($14.99), Organic Cinnamon Leaf ($14.99), Betel Leaf ($16.99), Rose ($21.99), Myrrh ($24.99) and Yarrow ($26.99) in addition to other common oils like Lavender, Eucalyptus and Lemongrass.
Blends of Essential Oils
By blending two or more essential oils correctly, it is possible to create unique aromas and mood states.
Healing Solutions offer blends that include Balance ($19.99), Joy ($19.99), Adoration ($19.99), Good Sleep ($19.99), Breathe ($19.99), Head Relief ($19.99), Protective ($19.99), Exhale ($19.99) and Relaxation ($19.99).
Sprays make it easy to apply the oil to desired areas.
The company offers 79 products in this line including Caraway ($9.99), Carrot Seed ($9.99), Organic Energy ($19.99), Organic Relaxation ($19.99), Organic Zen ($19.99) and others in 2oz. packs
Diffusers spread the oil (and the aroma and mood) around your space thus maximizing their impact. Healing solutions offer some great options such as noiseless ultrasonic diffusers under this line.
The line includes Car & Home Travel Diffuser ($39.99), Small USB Wick Diffuser ($49.99), Diffuser Necklace ($59.99) and Designer Series Cascade ($799.99) among others.
Other products on offer include Allergy Soothing Set ($59.99) of six 10ml bottles (Health Shield Blend, Eucalyptus, Basil, Lemon, Peppermint and Tea Tree); Aromatherapy Top 6 Set ($59.99) consisting of Sweet Orange, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus; a two-pack of Caraway Essential Oil (with carrier oil) Roll-on ($9.99); Cleaning Blend of Lenongrass, Lemon Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lavender and Tea Tree ($19.99); and Energy Bundle ($59.99) with an essential oil diffuser and 10ml bottles of Rosemary, Nepal Sandalwood, and Spearmint; and 3 Healing Solutions Fractionated Coconut Oil 16oz. packs ($64.99); and an Ultimate Family Doctor ($199.99) with 10 ml bottles of Deep Muscle Relief, Eucalyptus, Basil, Birch, Breathe Blend, Chamomile, Clove, Myrrh, Exhale Blend, Frankincense, Ginger, Head Relief Blend, Lavender, Lemon, Cleanse Blend, Four Knives, Oregano, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Best Shield Blend, Protective Blend, Restoration Blend, Rosemary, Stress Relief Blend, Tea Tree, Thyme, Thuja, and Relaxation Blend.
The company also offers hand sanitizers, which were being promoted prominently at the time of this review (Covid19 time).
While Healing Solutions prices are not the cheapest, the prices are significantly lower than those of companies that use MLM model of marketing.
Healing Solutions Reviews
Healing Solutions seem to have received both good and not so good reviews. Their products are available on Amazon and there are many reviews there about the products, mostly favorable. Leaking bottles owing to loose caps was one prominent complaint at Amazon.
Independent reviews about this company were hard to find. One reviewer has the following comments:
- Healing Solutions is comparatively new to the essential oils industry
- As a non-MLM company they save money for customers
- They give excellent customer service with a seven-day return
- They have started publishing GC/MS test results at their website
- They are working on lot numbering and linking the numbers to test results
Better Business Bureau Review of Healing Solutions
The company is not accredited with BBB. However, it is given an A+ rating based on BBB’s view on how the company is likely to deal with its customers. There were no customer reviews at BBB and there has been just one complaint about the company at BBB during the past three years.
Based on all the details available, it would appear that the company is delivering quality products at affordable prices. We would suggest that you buy products which have GC/MS test results available (you can find a link to the results on the individual product page if it is available) or which have USDA organic certification.
You can also look at the availability of product details on the product page. Some pages have details such as botanical name of the plant, extraction method, etc. available while many other pages do not have such details.
- The company is implementing systems for full quality control and disclosure. It is in the process of providing batch number on each bottle and linking it to relevant GC/MS test results.
- A number of products come with organic certification from USDA
- Independent reviews were hard to find. Amazon reviews indicate generally favorable views. However there were negative reviews complaining about leaking bottles owing to loose caps
- Prices are comparable to the prices offered by other Non-MLM essential oil companies
- They promise a lifetime promise to “make things right” if you are not satisfied with your purchase
- No details were available about the people behind the venture