Essential oil purchases are an investment. Pure oils are not inexpensive, so it makes sense to want to buy ones that truly fit your needs.
Both Plant Therapy and Edens Garden offer undiluted, all natural essential oils, but they cater to different customer segments. If organic oils are important to you, your best option would be to choose Plant Therapy. Otherwise, Edens Garden is sufficient equivalent oils.
Let’s take a closer look at both brands to help guide you towards a more definitive selection.
Plant Therapy vs Edens Garden Essential Oil Starter Sets
Plant Therapy is an Idaho-based company that was founded in 2011. They intentionally sell directly to their customers in order to keep essential oil prices as low as possible. Their essential oils are 100% natural, and they go to great lengths to educate their customers about the benefits and uses of essential oils.
Edens Garden is a women-owned, faith-based, non-MLM business based in California that was founded in 2009. Their products are all-natural, non-toxic, and vegan-friendly. Their oils are ethically sourced and GC/MS tested for purity, safety, and effectiveness. They offer over 250 single and blended essential oils.
I don’t know about you but unless I need a specific oil, I find it pointless to order single bottles of essential oils. There’s always another oil that I need to treat this or that ailment, so I thought it best to highlight the essential oils starter set offered by both companies.
Sets are often more cost efficient. In the chart below, you can see that the price per bottle in each set is about the same. Even though the larger Edens starter set is more expensive than Plant Therapy’s, with either set, you’ll pay less per bottle than you would if you were to buy the same sized bottles individually.
Starter Set Comparison Chart
|Plant Therapy Starter Set||Edens Garden Starter Set|
|No. of Bottles||14||24|
|Bottle Size||⅓ fl oz (10 mL)||⅓ fl oz (10 mL)|
|Price per Bottle||💰||💰|
|Price per Set||💰💰💰||💰💰💰💰|
Plant Therapy Top 14 Single Essential Oils
This set is ideal for those new to essential oils, but it’s also useful for those who simply need to restock their oils. This set covers all the basics.
Citrus oils help encourage revitalization and feelings of renewal. They can also help combat feelings of sadness and anxiety. There are also some earthy oils that can help you feel grounded and relaxed. Tea Tree oil is my go-to for skin irritations or infections.
Whether you dilute them with carrier oils or place them in your diffuser, it’s likely that you’ll use all of these oils at some point.
- All the basic oils included
- Comes in a durable, reusable box
- You can refill your EO stash
- Great gift idea
- You may not like or use all of the oils
- This is the largest starter set available
Edens Garden Top 24 Single Essential Oils
If I were restocking my oils today, this is the set that I would choose. Twenty-four essential oils leaves a lot of room for making your own blends, using them topically after diluting with carrier oils, and even making home fresheners.
For instance, with this set I would drop the frankincense essential oil into my diffuser to cleanse the air. The only challenge might be to find proper storage for all of these bottles.
- More bottles included
- You get to sample specialized oils
- Durable slide out box
- You may not like or use all of the oils
Essential Oils Included In Each Set
|Plant Therapy Starter Set||Edens Garden Starter Set|
To be fair, Edens Garden does offer a set of 12 bottles but in comparing the largest sets available by both companies, a set of 14 is Plant Therapy’s largest option.
Plant Therapy vs Edens Garden Essential Oils for Kids Comparison
There are a lot of similarities between products offered by these two companies. One such product that stands out to me is that they both have children’s lines. Few companies have essential oil lines specifically for children, so let’s look at the collections offered by Plant Therapy and Edens Garden.
It’s important to note that not all essential oils are safe to use around children. Their skin and bodily systems are more fragile than adults, so you can’t apply every oil to their skin, even when diluted, nor can you diffuse just any oil in their environment.
Both companies make children’s health a priority. Some essential oils are more likely to trigger children’s allergies. Since neither company adds synthetic materials to their oils, that’s one less thing to worry about. But be sure to do your own research and pay attention to how your child reacts to essential oils, even when they’re marketed for children.
Lastly, it’s always best to talk to your child’s pediatrician before using any essential oil treatments.
Plant Therapy KidSafe Essential Oil Blends Starter Set
Plant Therapy uses non-GMO plant matter in this set of six essential oil blends. Each bottle is ⅓ fl oz (10 mL) and the oils have been tested to ensure safety for children ages 2-10.
This popular boxed set for children includes:
- Calming the Child – Mandarin, tangerine, lavender, Chamomile Roman
- Germ Destroyer – Spruce, sweet marjoram, lavender, rosalina, lemon
- Immune Boom – Lemon, palmarosa, dill weed, petitgrain, copaiba oleoresin, frankincense carterii
- Nighty Night – Lavender, sweet marjoram, mandarin, cedarwood atlas, patchouli, clary sage, chamomile roman, blue tansy
- Sniffle Stopper – Fir needle, rosalina, spruce, cypress, spearmint, cedarwood virginian
- Study Time – Petitgrain, bergamot, atlas cedarwood, pink grapefruit, lavender, vetiver
As suggested by Hopkins Children’s Hospital you can easily contact Plant Therapy through the phone number on the back of each essential oil bottle if you have questions about how any of these oils might affect your children.
Edens Garden OK For Kids Essential Oil Blends Starter Set
At a slightly higher price point, Edens Garden also offers a set of six essential oil blends for children. The bottle size is the same (⅓ fl oz / 10 mL), and the oils are safe for children over the age of 2 years.
Here’s what’s included:
- Bee Happy – Lemon, sweet orange, pink grapefruit, lime, douglas fir, red mandarin, geranium, lavender, damiana, vetiver, vanilla
- Breathe In, Breathe Out – Silver fir, lavender, lemon, frankincense, sweet marjoram, lime, chamomile, vetiver, damiana, ginger, spearmint, vanilla
- Focus, Focus, Focus – Pink grapefruit, lavender, pink pepper, lime, lavender, cedarwood, sweet orange, sandalwood, spearmint, geranium, osmanthus, vanilla
- Sleepy Head – Lavender, cedarwood, frankincense, tangerine, petitgrain, ylang ylang, sweet marjoram, chamomile
- Sniffles & Sneezes – Silver fir, cedarwood, scots pine, spruce, sweet orange, lavender
- Up & At ‘Em – Lemon, sweet orange, lime, lavender, cedarwood, spearmint, frankincense, vetiver, osmanthus
It’s clear that Edens Garden blends a wider range of essential oils than Plant Therapy. Only three blends from each company clearly overlap:
- Nighty Night (PT) // Sleepy Head (EG)
- Sniffle Stopper (PT) // Sniffles & Sneezes (EG)
- Study Time (PT) // Focus, Focus, Focus (EG)
Otherwise, Plant Therapy places more emphasis on germ fighting and boosting the immune system while Edens Garden focuses more on daily functioning. Neither is necessarily better than the other, it’s just a matter of necessity.
If your child falls ill or has an immune disorder, you might want to try the Plant Therapy kit. To help your child perk up in the morning or get a lift throughout the day, then Edens Garden might be the better choice.
Although their blends aren’t exactly the same, both companies put a lot of research into their collections to make them effective for children.
Plant Therapy vs Edens Garden: Stand Out Features
There’s one product line offered by each company that the other doesn’t have. Starting with Plant Therapy, they offer a lint of organic essential oil singles and blends.
Plant Therapy Top Six Organic Essential Oil Singles
Their set of six organic singles includes: eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, peppermint, sweet orange, and tea tree. This set is certified USDA organic. Plant matter these oils were extracted from were grown and processed in a way that meets organic certification standards. Certification includes soil and water usage as well.
I should note that although Edens Garden doesn’t offer an organic line of oils, it’s their position that organic essential oils are not always more beneficial.
Some organic farms use pesticides approved for organic crops. And then there are some farmers who avoid using pesticides but are unable to afford organic certification fees.
There are some essential oils derived from organic crops but aren’t lawfully allowed to label the product as such. In any case, even when pesticides are used, it’s usually only a trace amount that is largely undetectable in the essential oil after it’s distilled.
Edens Garden isn’t against organic oils, but it may help to know that in some cases you might be paying extra for a feature that isn’t truly a benefit.
Edens Garden Home Aroma Essential Oils
I thought that this was worth mentioning because we don’t always know which essential oils to blend when diffusing them in the home.
The scents include:
- Aroma Fresh – This is a refreshing blend of citrus and pine fragrances that help cleanse the air.
- Citrus Cream – An uplifting citrusy sweet combination.
- Earth & Wood – A grounding blend of woods along with vanilla and vetiver.
- Sunshine Spice – Citrusy, spicy, camphorous immune boosting oils.
- Sweet Ambiance – A sweet floral and citrus blend.
Lavender is the only single oil included but since it smells both herbal and floral, it’s almost like a blend by itself.
Diffusing any of the oils in this home aroma set can help you set a mood within your home, whether you need to focus or relax.
This is a tough one. I like both of these companies, but I am really drawn to Edens Garden set of 24 essential oils and their home aroma blends. They’re also the winner for me because they offer many more sets than Plant Therapy.
Choose Plant Therapy if:
- You want a more economical option
- Buying organic essential oils is important to you
- You have children in need of immune boosting
Choose Edens Garden if:
- You like more complex oil blends
- You want to ultimate essential oil starter set
- You are looking for blends to diffuse at home
Plant Therapy and Edens Garden are solid companies that produce high quality oils and give back to the community. Since there’s no middle man, the prices are fair, but Edens Garden costs a little more.