I am an NYR Organic Customer. Technically I am on the books as a Consultant, in order to be able to purchase the products at a 25% discount. I have a small number of fellow Consultants who I either recruited or who were recruited by someone I recruited. I no longer actively sell nor do I recruit for NYR Organic.
As a customer, there are the issues which are important to me:
- I like that they are a Certified Organic company (Soil Association);
- I like that their ethics and political activities mirror my own (Save the Bees, Label GMOs, etc.);
- I like that the company is a member of a Professional aromatherapy trade association (Aromatherapy Trade Council);
- I like the fact that the company provides appropriate safety information and product education to their customers and Independent Consultants;
- I like the fact that the parent company, Neal’s Yard Remedies has been running courses for over 30 years in all areas of Natural Health, Beauty and Wellbeing, and professional aromatherapy course is accredited by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA);
- And last but not least, I like the products themselves.
Like every consumer product, no one brand fits all needs. Here are some Shopping Tips for things to consider when choosing an essential oil or aromatherapy product purchase:
Look for companies that do not claim their essential oils are “Therapeutic Grade” or “Clinical Grade” or “Pharma Grade” or “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” essential oils. There is no such thing as Therapeutic Grade  or any of these other imaginary Grades. These are marketing claims designed to mislead consumers. All brands of essential oils potentially may be therapeutic when used safely and for the appropriate purpose.
To learn more: Aromatherapy United MYTH – Therapeutic Grade
Three other issues to be aware of when shopping for essential oils or aromatherapy products:
- is the company is promoting the unsafe use of essential oils either undiluted (neat) or internally?
- is the company making illegal medical claims for their essential oils or dietary supplements?
- does the company market their products as Organic without the required 3rd Party Certification?