THE DIFFERENCE

There are so many essential oil companies out there, all offering different things. So what makes Ampersand Essential Oils special? What helps us stand out from the rest? Keep reading to find out!

OUR APPROACH

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IT ALL BEGAN WITH A DREAM.

When Ampersand first started, the base of the company revolved around creating all-natural products from scratch, by hand, without any preservatives, synthetics or artificial ingredients. It was a great starting point, we as a team quickly felt burned out by all the high costs of purchasing essential oil from other companies and distributors. While there was a lot of interest in these products, we started to get more and more requests for adding single essential oils and diffuser blends to the shop. We found that people were sick and tired of struggling to find a truly trustworthy brand that was transparent about their purity standards and where they actually sourced their essential oils from.

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SEEING THE HOLES IN THE INDUSTRY

The more requests we received, the more we started to wonder why so many people were asking us to add essential oils and blends to the shop. We started doing some research into other brands, and quickly started to see more and more holes in many companies in the aromatherapy and essential oil industry.

 

What we walked away with was one overarching theme: many companies were not willing to share information that many consumers and customers requested, and that really bothered us! Companies either did not provide GC/MS reports of their essential oils (two methods of testing that can show how "pure" an essential oil is - without synthetics or additives), or did not share where they were actually getting their essential oils from. They didn't share the names of their farms, or only gave very generic countries that were standard based on the type of essential oil and where it normally came from.

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BUT WHAT COULD WE DO?

Once our eyes were really opened to all the gaps in communication, we started asking ourselves what we could do to change the situation in our industry - we wanted to be an example other companies could live by, but how?

Our owner Michelle, having gone back to school and obtained a French Aromatherapy certification, had lots of connections through the school she attended - The School for Aromatic Studies. It was through the school that she came into contact with a Lavender Essential Oil Farm in Valchi Dol, Bulgaria. After many discussions and brainstorming with the farm's owner, Alexandra, we realized that partnering directly with essential oil farms could actually be the difference our customers have been looking for!

OUR PARTNERS

WE PARTNER WITH SMALL BUSINESS FARMERS.

One of the best ways we thought of providing truly pure, premium essential oils to our customers was through partnering with small business essential oil farmers - no more middle-men, no more high markups. All of our farms agreed to be featured on our website and provide us with updated GC/MS reports whenever possible (they are about $30k a piece!). Scroll through our current partners to learn more about them, the essential oils they provide for us, where they are located, and even some links to their websites!

We believe transparency is important when choosing a good essential oil brand; what better way to share with you exactly where your oils are coming from? Enjoy!

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ESSENTIA BULGARIA

Valchi Dol, Bulgaria

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blue ridge aromatics

Asheville, North Carolina

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Krishana

NISARGA FARMS ORGANIC

Himalayas, India

Nisarga Farms - Tuberose
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