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Essential Oil Brands
Wellness
Published Monday Nov 04, 2019 by Sara Lesher

Best Essential Oil Brands for Your Personal Goals

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We’ve all heard the buzz about essential oils— how they can boost your mood, manage your stress, and elevate your fitness routine. But, with so many brands out there, how can we ever choose which one is best for us?

 

Well, it depends on what you’re looking for. Many different factors go into choosing any brand, and when it comes to oils, you need to consider your personal goals and reasons for purchasing them. We’ve taken a look at some popular essential oil brands and broken them down based on what you might be searching for.

 

If you're looking for quantity...
 

YOUNG LIVING 

Young Living has been around for years and offers hundreds of products. They sell single oils to meet any of your needs as well as unique blends, roll-ons, cleaning products, and more. If you’re looking to build a large collection of oils, Young Living is your best bet.

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If you're looking for quantity...
 

YOUNG LIVING 

Young Living has been around for years and offers hundreds of products. They sell single oils to meet any of your needs as well as unique blends, roll-ons, cleaning products, and more. If you’re looking to build a large collection of oils, Young Living is your best bet.

If you're looking for affordability...
 

PLANTTHERAPY

Ensuring the quality of essential oils often comes with a high price tag. Of the popular brands, however, PlantTherapy appears to be the cheapest one that still promises great quality. Most of their single oils fall within the $10-20 range, which is very affordable compared to other essential oil companies.

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If you're looking for affordability...
 

PLANTTHERAPY

Ensuring the quality of essential oils often comes with a high price tag. Of the popular brands, however, PlantTherapy appears to be the cheapest one that still promises great quality. Most of their single oils fall within the $10-20 range, which is very affordable compared to other essential oil companies.

If you're looking for convenience...
 

SAJE NATURAL WELLNESS

If you’re interested in essential oils, but don’t have time to read through tons of literature and create blends yourself, Saje is the brand for you. They offer blends for different groups/occasions (office, travelers, athletes, children, etc.) and different goals (pain, cold & cough, hormone, energy, etc.). They also have a total of over 80 retail stores across Canada, California, New Jersey, New York, Washington, and London.

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If you're looking for convenience...
 

SAJE NATURAL WELLNESS

If you’re interested in essential oils, but don’t have time to read through tons of literature and create blends yourself, Saje is the brand for you. They offer blends for different groups/occasions (office, travelers, athletes, children, etc.) and different goals (pain, cold & cough, hormone, energy, etc.). They also have a total of over 80 retail stores across Canada, California, New Jersey, New York, Washington, and London.

If you're looking for ingestible supplements...
 

DOTERRA

Of the popular brands, doTERRA seems to have the largest selection of essential oil supplements. Ranging from daily vitality to specialized supplements, doTERRA offers a sizeable selection of ingestible products for bodily health.

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If you're looking for ingestible supplements...
 

DOTERRA

Of the popular brands, doTERRA seems to have the largest selection of essential oil supplements. Ranging from daily vitality to specialized supplements, doTERRA offers a sizeable selection of ingestible products for bodily health.

If you're looking for Chakra Blends
 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN OILS

A new addition to their product line, the Chakra Blends are a unique offering at Rocky Mountain Oils. These blends combine the power of essential oils with gemstones to aid in balancing all seven Chakras, and you can purchase them individually or as a kit.

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If you're looking for Chakra Blends
 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN OILS

A new addition to their product line, the Chakra Blends are a unique offering at Rocky Mountain Oils. These blends combine the power of essential oils with gemstones to aid in balancing all seven Chakras, and you can purchase them individually or as a kit.

If you're looking for accessories...
 

EDEN'S GARDEN

While all of these companies sell accessories in addition to their oil products, Eden’s Garden has a comparatively large inventory. They sell many types of diffusers from your standard room size to car diffusers to jewelry. They also have an entire section of their website dedicated to bags and cases.

 

Whether you’re new to the world of essential oils or on the hunt for a new brand, always keep your personal goals in mind when making your decision. To get started, check out our 8 Fall Essential Oil Blends for Your Diffuser and The Best Essential Oils for Cold and Flu Season!

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If you're looking for accessories...
 

EDEN'S GARDEN

While all of these companies sell accessories in addition to their oil products, Eden’s Garden has a comparatively large inventory. They sell many types of diffusers from your standard room size to car diffusers to jewelry. They also have an entire section of their website dedicated to bags and cases.

 

Whether you’re new to the world of essential oils or on the hunt for a new brand, always keep your personal goals in mind when making your decision. To get started, check out our 8 Fall Essential Oil Blends for Your Diffuser and The Best Essential Oils for Cold and Flu Season!

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?
Fitness
Published Monday Sep 21, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?

That’s something I never expected to hear. Think about it: we join gyms and studios because of their equipment, instructors, space, community (and AC, of course). But who’s to say we can’t get all that—or at least most of it—with virtual and online classes, too? In this new wave of wellness, we’re all switching up our fitness routines as we switch up our everyday schedules and habits. It’s not just in-studio or at-home anymore. It’s in-studio, at-home, at the park, beach, parking lot, rooftop...virtual, hybrid, Instagram Live, online, on-demand, and so much more. As we’re adapting, adjusting, finding our groove, etc., online gym memberships enter the frayHas a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? 

So, why should we care about online gym memberships? 

There are tons of benefits to an online gym membership, especially right now.

Let’s break this down: 

1. Scheduling convenience 

A virtual/online gym fitness membership is a monthly subscription that gives you access to tons of live stream fitness classes you can take anywhere, from studios across the globe. These fitness studios offer tons of at-home workouts, group exercise, and one-on-one training sessions to choose from, no matter your exercise program or fitness level. With so many options, it’s easy to find one that fits your schedule. Whether you want to fit in a morning flow before work, combat that afternoon slump with some cardio, squeeze in some strength training before dinner, or wind down with an evening barre class, you can pick and choose classes to fit your fitness routine. 

2. Minimizing exposure to COVID-19 

And because they’re online, you can take these classes from the comfort of your home (or wherever you are), thus minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 and eliminating your commute to the gym or studio. By now, many of us have our designated “workout spot,” whether it’s an actual weight room, a quick scooch of the coffee table, or a grassy area in the backyard. Maybe you’re comfortable here... maybe you’ve even learned to love it.  

With an online gym membership, you can stay in your safe space/comfy workout spot. Or, you can go somewhere new (local park, beach spot, a different area of the house, you know). You can access these virtual, live stream fitness classes from any device, so you can prop up your phone, laptop, or tablet wherever you want to go, or roll out your mat in front of the big screen TV in your living room. 

3. Variety 

We all have our favorite, go-to workouts. But sometimes, it feels good to switch it up (especially right now). Working from home all day, many of us are craving some variety and excitement, and an online gym membership can definitely help with that. According to our recent poll about COVID’s effect on our fitness routines, 64% of you have tried new online workouts since the start of the pandemic—I know I have. Maybe it’s because trying new things is easier in the comfort of our homes, maybe we’re finally able to try some classes we normally can’t find locally, or maybe we’re all just bored out of our minds...I don’t know. But I’m excited about it.  

With an online gym membership, you can get that spice you’re looking for easily. Start out your Monday by hitting some HIIT, ease your sore muscles with some Restorative Yoga, and end the week with some dance cardio to pretend you’re at the club. The world is yours. 

What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?

 

4. Working out without a commute 

My favorite part? No commute. There are literally no more excuses when it comes to skipping workouts. No traffic, no schedule conflicts, no fear of returning to the studio. You don’t even have to worry about packing a gym bag with a change of clothes and shower supplies or prepping a snack or protein shake to bring to work. Just shut your computer, throw on some leggings, and get to work. 

5. Community 

Community—the element of online fitness memberships we don’t often think of. When we go into studios, we understand the beauty of a fitness community. We’re greeted by our instructors, we chat with others in the class, and we all sweat together and encourage each other throughout. But working out at home is different... or is it?  

We can do workouts on our own at home all we want, but we’re definitely going to miss out on the community aspect we all know and love. But, with live stream classes, we can create a different kind of community. The beauty of it? It’s not just your neighbors anymore. Anyone with an online fitness membership can join these classes, regardless of where they’re located in relation to the studio, so you can be working out alongside people from all over the world—now that’s something I can get behind. 

 
Interested yet?

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).