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6 Reasons to Buy Essential Oil Samples

One of the most exciting things about essential oils is that there are so many types available. Ironically, one of the most stressful things about them is ….there ARE so many!

Virginia Cedarwood Sample
from Be Kind Botanicals

A great solution to this dilemma is samples! There are a number of reputable essential oil companies that offer samples. However, sample size varies by company, ranging from a few drops to a dram.

Juniper Berries Sample
from Stillpoint Aromatics

Wondering if samples are a good idea for you? Here are six reasons that they may be just what you need.

French Aromatherapy Coursework
Samples from Eden Botanical


You want to try a larger variety of essential oils for the first time without blowing your budget.


You need a only a small amount of an oil for a recipe, and it’s an oil that you do not intend to use regularly or it’s very expensive.

Melissa and Amber Samples from
Appalachian Valley Natural Products


Speaking of expensive, you are eager to experience the essential oils of which dreams are made such as Neroli, Rose Otto, Melissa or Sandalwood before deciding if it is worth paying premium prices.


You want to take a professional aromatherapy course, and the supply list cost almost as much as the tuition. Yikes!


You want to compare an essential oil of the same species, but grown in different countries.

Samples Varieties of Eucalyptus from Appalachian Valley Natural Products


You want to compare essential oils of that come in several different varieties such as Eucalyptus, Lavender or Melaleuca.

One additional tip: Sample bottles many not have orifice reducers, so pick up a few glass droppers or pipettes from the company’s accessory line to help you count your drops as you use them.

To give you a start, here are a few aromatherapy suppliers that sell samples and/or offer free samples with purchases. Click each below to reach their website for more details.

Appalachian Valley

Be Kind Botanicals

Eden Botanicals

Stillpoint Aromatics

For a little more info, click the image below for a video on my 6 tips!

Have you found samples to be helpful for other reasons, please share with us!

XOX, Hope Maria