20/02/2021 Best Essential Oil Brands in the UK – Top 10

Best Essential Oil Brands in the UK – Top 10

Best Essential Oil Brands in the UK
Best Essential Oil Brands in the UK

Used for many centuries since the Ancient Egyptians and Chinese, essential oils come from the leaves, roots, peels, wood, flowers and seeds of plants and offer a wide range of health benefits. Many are anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-microbial, antioxidant and anti-spasmodic. This means that they don’t just smell beautiful, but they can also help treat and soothe numerous health problems. If that wasn’t enough, they also make a great addition to your zero-waste, eco-friendly, natural cosmetics and healthcare regime and in most cases can be used by the whole family. We’ve created a simple guide for you to help find the best essential oil brands in the UK, ensuring that you can enjoy the uplifting, sense-awakening aromas, get the greatest health benefits and take care of the planet too. Enjoy!

What to look for in UK Essential Oil Brands: 

When choosing an essential oil, it’s important to understand its quality, purity, processing method, origins, and organic status so you can make a better choice for yourself and your family. Here are the key questions you should be asking.

Are the Essential Oils sold 100% pure, without chemical fillers, additives or synthetics?

If you want to gain maximum health benefits from your essential oil, ensure that you choose a brand whose oils are 100% pure. Ensure that they haven’t been adulterated by adding chemicals to dilute the essential oil itself and drive their profits up. Usually, these synthetic added chemicals can do more harm than good.

Is the Essential oil certified Organic or Non-Organic?

If you’re looking for a high-quality oil that hasn’t been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides you should opt for one which has been certified organic. This will give you peace of mind that the oil really is organic and help protect your health.

Where are the Essential oils sourced?

Many brands create their oils using sustainably sourced raw materials that keep environmental sustainability and community development at their core. This helps ensure that the oil is made with the best conscience whilst also producing something high-quality and 100% pure.

How is the Essential oil processed?

Essential oils can be processed in several ways, including steam distillation, cold-press distillation, CO2 extraction and solvent extraction.
Of all of these, choose steam distillation wherever possible as it is usually the cleanest option and produces the cleanest, affordable oil.
Solvents should never be used as they can taint the essential oil and cause side effects. If you don’t know which extraction method has been used, presume that it was solvents and choose another brand instead.

Is the Essential oil brand well-known?

When it comes to choosing a high-quality essential oil, you really do get what you pay for. Always select your essential oil from a well-known or trusted brand that can demonstrate its quality and presents all the information you need to know on the packaging.

Best Essential Oil Brands in the UK – Pick of the Best

Here are our favourite UK essential oil brands that we know you are going to love too. We’ve kept our selection broad enough to meet everyone’s requirements, budgets and needs. Here goes:

Gya Labs Essential Oils

Gya Labs

Create essential oil products using the expertise of a team of aromatherapists, biochemists, researchers and nature lovers who are passionate about creating 100% pure, natural essential oils that harness the power of nature.

Neroli Essential oil
Neroli Essential oil

Using innovative extraction technology combined with outstanding raw ingredients from across the globe, they offer a range of essential oils, serums, carrier oils, massage oils and hydrosols that help you take control of your health naturally.

Their aromatherapy oils include single oils such as tea tree, lavender and rose, blends like ‘Stress Relief’ and ‘Breath’ and organic oils to suit everyone’s budget and requirements.

We love the beautiful Egyptian Geranium and warming Cinnamon Bark essential oils the most!

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A young and vibrant company based in London, offer a range of certified organic, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly essential oils and organic skincare products which smell gorgeous and are highly affordable too.

Certified Organic Essential Oils Set- 100% Pure Aromatherapy Oils - Premium Quality Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lavender & Lemongrass Oil
Certified Organic Essential Oils Set- 100% Pure Aromatherapy Oils

All of their ingredients are ethically sourced and in their purest form so you know that you are choosing the best healing, natural essential oils for your needs.

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Tisserand Frankincense Essential Oil
Tisserand Frankincense Essential Oil

is one of the oldest essential producers in the UK, formed by aromatherapist Robert Tisserand back in 1974. Since then they have continued to source 100% pure essential oils that are organic, wildcrafted or ethically harvested.

As well as their more traditional products such as pulse point rollerballs, oils, candles and mists, they also offer specially designed selections that aim to promote optimal health and leave you feeling good.

Most importantly, their essential oils are among the finest quality on the market and are available at a very affordable price. If you want quality and tradition, turn to Tisserand.

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Aroma Energy

Lavender Oil

Are one of the lesser-known brands on this list, they’re a great option if you’re looking for a high-quality essential oil at a lower price.

Made right here in the UK, their essential oils are 100% pure, vegan-friendly and definitely not tested on animals. Whether you’re planning on using your oils in your diffuser, to make handmade soaps and cosmetics, to create candles or as nature intended, these provide a great solution.

Having said that, some mention that the fragrance doesn’t tend to last as long as other brands so it’s worth doing some experimentation and adjusting the quantities to find the ‘sweet spot’.

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Sacred Soul Holistics

Formed by two guys with a passion for holistic wellness and an honesty that is like a breath of fresh air in the wellness world, an aromatherapy brand with a difference.

Pure Patchouli Essential Oil
Pure Patchouli Essential Oil

They’re strong believers in the interconnectedness of mind and body and believe that we can all make a difference to our state of health. The prices are mid-range because what they say is true. You really do get what you pay for!

The oils themselves are absolutely gorgeous, created from organic, ethically grown materials using steam extraction. They’re also 100% pure and free from additives or bulking agents and come in the most attractive packaging that will please any taste.

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Amphora Aromatics

Hyssop Essential Oil in a 10ml – Superb quality and helpful for colds, sore throats and coughs

A recent addition to our list, Amphora Aromatics has won countless awards and has over 35-year history in the industry to become one of the biggest suppliers of pure essential oils brands in the UK. They are extremely scrupulous with the quality and safety of their products as well as keeping their prices very competitive.

They also have a fantastic range of organic essential oils with being too much more expensive than the regular oils. What we love are their huge range, quality-first philosophy and excellent service. Highly Recommended!

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Absolute Aromas

Absolute Aromas Eucalyptus Essential Oil 10ml – 100% Pure

Absolute Aromas have been around since 1994 and have an established reputation for offering quality essential oils at good prices. They have over 140 pure essential oils on offer and their emphasis is on purity, quality testing, and NO parabens or anaimal testing. They are also a member of the aromatherapy trade council, ensuring high quality assurance and best practices. Having been established for such a long period, they have created some wonderful blends to help with wellbeing, sleep and stress. We love everything about this company and would highly recommend it!

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freshskin essential oils





FreshSkin Essential Oils

Freshskin Beauty 10ml Geranium Pure Essential Oil
Freshskin 10ml Geranium Pure Essential Oi

Freshskin Essential Oils are a relaively new player on the block, having been around since 2010. Their emphasis has been on quality products and excellent service and we can testify to both! They are a member of the aromatherapy trade council, so you they maintain a high standard of care and quality assurance and they do not test any products on animals and their fragrance oils are all vegan friendly. They have over 200 essential oils to choose from, including pure, organic and absolute essential oils and at very reasonable prices too. They also offer a complete refund if you are not 100% satisfied with their products, so there is nothing lose from giving their products a try if you are looking for a new supplier of your essential oils. l

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Nikura Essential Oils

Lavender Essential Oil – Nikura

Nikura Essential Oils, a family run business,  has been sourcing vegan friendly and 100% pure essential oils for over 10 years now. A very popular brand with excellent feedback from clients. We tried their essential oils and tested them and can attest to their quality. We really loved their accompanying information that comes with their essential oils, describing the benefits, history, scent and other interesting facts about the essential oil you are using. 

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Other – Essential Oil Brands in the UK: 

Neals Yard 

Naissance Essential Oils

DoTerra Essential Oils

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils

Before you treat yourself to some essential oils, first make sure you’re getting a high-quality oil that comes from a trusted brand. It should also meet your personal criteria and be as sustainable, cruelty-free and pure as possible. Follow the tips here and you won’t be disappointed.

If you are not sure what Essential Oils do, check out our article here or if you are interested in getting an electric oil burner, check out our guide to the top 16 here.

38 thoughts on “Best Essential Oil Brands in the UK – Top 10

  1. A beautifully written and presented appraisal of some of the best UK essential oil suppliers. Please consider adding Wild As The Wind Essential Oils to this list. It would be very much appreciated. Wild As The Wind are passionate about sourcing the best quality Essential Oils available.

      1. Hi Rob, I hope all’s good with you. There’s been many changes at Wild As The Wind since we last had contact. The biggest change is that Wild As The Wind now stock nearly 200 therapeutic grade essential oils, and will soon exceed 200 when our wildcrafted Frankincense Sacra and wildcrafted Myrrh arrive from Yemen. As this is one of the biggest ranges of essential oils in the UK I’d love it if you could elevate the position of Wild As The Wind in your list. I’ll happily send you some sample essential oils so you can verify the excellent quality of Wild As The Wind essential oils. They really are exceptional essential oils. Plus, I would love it if you could mention the complementary health information website which provides many books-worth of free natural health articles and information about essential oils, perhaps elsewhere on your website….?

  2. What is your opinion of Amphora Aromatics and Star Child (Glastonbury)? Interested as they are local companies.

  3. Hi Jen

    We are getting some samples sent to us by Amphora Aromatics and will test them out and let you know.

    Kind regards


  4. Hi Linda

    We are getting some samples sent to us by Amphora Aromatics and will test them out and let you know. We are in touch with Star Child too. Will let you know

    Kind regards


  5. Hi! What is your opinion of Naissance Essential Oils? I saw you have them in the “other” section and would like to know if you consider they have high quality essencial oils (100% pure) and if they have a strong sense as I would like to use them to make some natural candles. Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Bertha

      The products that we have tried have been excellent, we are looking to do a full review of them soon. But we hear from others that they are very good and high quality.

    1. Hi Vanda, yes their products are also very high quality, albeit very expensive. We cannot personally vouch for their quality, but we have heard very positive feedback from other people. They ship from the US, so you would have to pay import duties to the UK (though we have added a link to a UK supplier on Amazon.co.uk. We will add them to the list of other essential oils. Thank you for your question.

    1. Hi Vesela, thanks so much for your message and bringing to light Oils4life. We have not heard much about them, but they have been trading for over 15 years and they sell therapeutic grade essential oils which are both positive signs. We will keep an eye out for them in the future and let you know if we hear anything more. With Kindness

  6. Hi I just wondered do you know if
    Amphora Aromatics are vegan friendly, ie essential oils.
    As I’ve just ordered some but stupidly forgot to look and can’t find any mention of vegan friendly on their site.
    Thank you Wendy.

  7. Hi,
    thank you so much for your very helpful reply. I am glad that the product I have purchased is animal friendly . I can now use them with a clear conscience.
    Take care and again thank you,

  8. The essentials oils from Gya Labs are not pure essential oils and some are mere fragrance oils. I am not sure about the others on the list. It would be helpful for readers if articles like this are written after professionally testing these oils. Synthetic/ adulterated essential oils can cause issues and should be used with caution and care.

    1. Hi Anya,

      Thanks for your message. The article never said all their range was 100% pure but that they “are passionate about creating 100% pure, natural essential oils”. They do have a range that is 100% pure, and also a range that is, as you point out, more fragrant oils(which are more affordable). We believe they produce great essential oils, hence why they made it on the list.

      I hope this clears things up for you.


      Best wishes


  9. Hi,
    I recently found a company Quinessence Aromatherapy. They sell organic essential oils too. Have you ever hear about them?

    1. Hi Silvia

      Thanks for leaving a comment, we haven’t come across Quinessence Aromatherapy, but would love to hear your experience of them(if you decide to go ahead and use their products)

      Stay well

      Rob 🙂

    1. Hi Martina

      Thanks for your message

      We have heard of Freshskin Essential oils, and the feedback has been positive. However, we have not tested their products and cannot vouch for their quality. However, we will get in touch and sample their products and let you know soon.

      1. Hi Robbybobby.
        Thank you and I am curious about your answer after testing.
        Regards Martina .

        1. Yes, of course. We will let you know. We have emailed them and will wait for samples to arrive.

  10. Have you heard anything about the brand Ancient? I’ve seen it’s many times online, also Mother Nature’s Goodies?

    1. Hi Louise, yes we have heard of Ancient Wisdom Essential Oils, they have been around for over 20 years and have a really good reputation. They only sell Wholesale though, but we would recommend them. We didn’t include them as they dont sell retail, but if you are a retailer, then they are a great choice.
      Mother’s Nature we aren’t sure about, we have heard some negative feedback from people complaining about diluting the oils and sending the essential oils in plastic bottles..
      Wishing you well

    1. Hi Jill

      We have heard of Nikura, and from what we have heard, they have very positive reviews. They have been around since 2013, so quite a new company. Their prices seem very low for pure essential oils. We haven’t tested their products, but will be in touch with them and let you know the results.

      Best wishes


  11. Hello , Absolute Aromas have been on the market since many years. What is your opinion on their oils?

    1. Hi Niraag,

      Yes, we are in the process of writing a review for Absolute Aromas and adding them to the article. They have a sound and established reputation.

      Best wishes


  12. Could you please advise if NHR and Organic Herb Trading essential oils are good quality? Thanks

    1. Hi DJ

      Thanks for your comment, we have not come across NHR Essential Oils before. But we will look into it.

      Best wishes

      Review My Retreat Team

  13. Hello,
    What is your opinion about Essential Oils Direct English company that sell essential oils online? They do wholesale and retail online. I bought oils there but started to doubt about their quality as I did not find much information about them. Thank you

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