Last night I decided to do a search of essential oils on etsy. First I want to say that I'm horrified at how many essential oil sellers are still selling pure essential oils with the rubber dropper top bottles.
Now to my main point in this post. I usually don't call out sellers by name but this time I want to warn people about a new shop I found last night. Here is the shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/loverain7fc. Just for funsies I sent this convo:
These are NOT essential oils!!! Change the names to fragrance oils before you hurt somebody. This is false advertising. There is no champa oil for $4 for 5 ml and lavender oil is not purple. There is no such thing as essential oil of apple, pear or strawberry
Here is the response I got back:
This is essential oil, some our oil diluted with ethyl alcohol
ethyl alcohol is just regular rubbing which is safe to use on skin
This essential is made in thailand
THIS IS A LIE! I can prove these are fragrance oils just by the pricing. ALL of them are $4 for 5ml and if you buy 3 you get 1 free. And, as I pointed out to the seller, Lavender oil is NEVER purple! Even if you make an infusion of fresh lavender it isn't purple. In water, it's brown. In oil, it's green. And how do you make essential oils from plants and fruits that don't contain essential oils? How do you make essential oil of apple, pear, strawberry, OCEAN????? Please warn everyone you know about sellers like this. There is NO SUCH THING as champa or frangipani for $4 on a 5 ml bottle! Even at wholesale pricing you are looking at over $500 an ounce on frangipani absolute, so for $4 you get to take a whiff from the bottle-that's it.
Do your own research! Never take the sellers word for anything!