Fake essential oils

Fake essential oils

Recently, we have witnessed that people increasingly recognize the healing properties of essential oils, whether they are used in aromatherapy, teas, various skin care preparations, natural repellent, scents, oral or some other forms of application.

Since essential oils are becoming more and more popular lately, so there has been an increase in counterfeiting. Because of a lack of industry standards and a lack of regulation on terms such as “natural” or “pure”, much of what you find at the drug store and on the internet shops is NOT a therapeutic grade of essential oil and may lack real quality or even contain contaminants or adulterants (much more common than you’d think).

Fake oils are very bad for both users and manufacturers, because when someone not so skilled purchases fake oil instead of having the benefits of such a product, he can get even counter effect which is very bad for both the buyer and the farmers.

In today’s market it is a real success to find pure oil, not to talk about good analyzes for the same. Helichrysum italicum essential oil is no exception, especially because of its high price these essential oil is very attractive for various malversations.

Here we are not talking about cheap helichrysum oils that you can find in hypermarkets, various web sites, where for example 20 ml of immortelle essential oil sells at prices lower than $ 10. For such oils you should already know that they are fake.

Here we are talking about some even renowned names on the market of essential oils.


One of the few people that deal with such unwanted things is Dr. Robert Pappas from Essential Oil University. Along with his team, he successfully expelling the scams in the essential oil industry.

We would invite you to join this project and report any suspicious essential oils. There is also class-action lawsuit ongoing, so please visit and inform yourself.

Also list of companies who have been tested so you can see a list of those selling good and bad oils can be found on links below:

1. The Essential Oil Analysis Foundation and EOU Facebook Page

2. EO Consumer Page – This is a group of real consumers who want a place to share their essentiall oil analysis results and coordinate with groups of people to share in the costs for having essential oils analyzed from various suppliers in which they are interested.
*Note – You have to join this group before you can see the results

3. The google drive started by The Chemistry of Essential Oils Facebook group

At the moment the best way to fight such fraud is to inform as many people as possible to avoid such companies and buy from trusted sellers, or preferably directly from the distillery.

You will feel the difference and your body will be grateful to you.

4 comments to “Fake essential oils”

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  1. Ludmila Brockway - 9. January 2018. at 13:40 Reply

    Hi, I am trying to purchase immortelle essential oil from you.
    an offer of 20.00.
    I can’t complete the payment by PAY PAL or my debit card.
    Please send me en invoice .
    Thank You.
    Ludmila Brockway

    • novidan - 10. January 2018. at 16:44 Reply

      Hi Ludmila,
      Can you specify which page you are attempting to bid (ebay or etsy). Also, if you still have a problem with submitting an offer, please contact us directly by email: novidan365@hmail.com
      so we can make a direct invoice

      Kind regars,

  2. Mara Laws - 29. January 2018. at 16:27 Reply

    So very true. The other vital component-especially to someone using the Helichrysum oil in their products for sale- is the FRESHNESS of the oil at the time of purchase. Imagine that an undated bottle of EO on a store shelf could have been harvested 2-3 years prior. Then once that oil is incorporated into a new product the efficacy & “shelf-life” of the entire batch is undermined. This is a BIG deal to someone like me that is creating a wound healing substance. It is VITAL that the ingredients are fresh & at the peak of their ‘plant-power’. I like & appreciate that your batches are dated & analysed. *when is harvest time usually?

    • novidan - 30. January 2018. at 13:42 Reply

      Agree on your post Mara. Although helichrysum italicum oil have long shelf life ( 4-6 years ), it is very important that it is properly labeled and stored and that production time is always known, because essential oils are volatile, they have the potential to oxidize.

      The harvest is usually at the end of the 6. and early 7. month, depending on the climate of that year.

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