Essential Oils

What Determines The Cost & Price of An Essential Oil?

Updated on 27 July 2020 • 7 minute read
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Essential oils (EOs) are Mother Nature’s most concentrated form of plant medicine. 

They have been used by various cultures worldwide for hundreds of years due to their claimed medicinal properties. 

Their therapeutic use is called aromatherapy. 

In recent years there’s been a rise in EO research and interest given their potential abilities to improve mood and sleep, boost immune function, and accelerate healing. 

More and more people are learning to use EOs in their homes for medicinal alternatives, beauty and skincare, and even natural household hacks like DIY counter cleaners and air purifiers. 

 

If you’re just starting out or getting familiar with the oily life you may initially want to turn to cheap oils first or go with the brands that your friends or family recommend. 

This is where investing a bit of time in doing your own research and due diligence can pay off in the long run. 

In many instances, it may be the case that cheaper oils aren’t always better. 

Or those recommending EOs to you may not have been as diligent or thorough in their own research. 

 

Growing your EO collection can seem like a daunting and cost-intensive task if you don’t have the proper guidance and don’t understand basic market elements such as pricing. 

If you were to do a comparison you’d likely find big price differences amongst different EO brands and companies for seemingly similar oils. 

This can be for many reasons, and sometimes it’s just true that good things are worth the cost…  

 

Do expensive oils work better than cheaper oils? 

Generally speaking – yes. 

If an EO is priced dramatically lower than similar-sized oils, that’s probably a red flag that it’s impure or diluted somehow. 

As a rule of thumb certified organic, therapeutic grade oils are the highest quality oils that offer the maximum medicinal/therapeutic value. 

Synthetic oils are the most processed and lowest grade oils. 

They’re often masked by clever marketing and copywriting. 

No matter how good the label may look or read, if it’s synthetic it doesn’t have high therapeutic value. 

Oils marketed as “natural” and “pure” but not organic or therapeutic grade are likely highly processed and may contain harmful chemicals and pesticides. 

EOs purchased from big-chain retailers at cheaper prices tend to be much more adulterated and diluted than oils purchased from smaller specialty retailers and apothecaries. 

 

Why are some essential oils so expensive? 

Not all EOs are created equal. 

Oils come from different sources and parts of plant and tree material such as flowers, leaves, bark, resin, fruit, roots, or seeds. 

Each of these sources has its own production times, processing times, etc. 

These can vary in cost. 

 

Though not an exhaustive list, here are just some of the factors that can influence the price of essential oils: 

 

Certified organic or not? 

It costs more to extract oils from certified organic crops than it does from conventional ones. 

Specific parts that are extracted and processed 

Even though an EO can be extracted from the same plant or tree it may vary in parts. 

For example, it’s generally more costly to extract from tree bark than it is to extract from tree leaves. 

 

The Latin (botanical) name vs common name 

An EO’s common name is exactly that – the name it’s commonly known by. 

Its specific botanical (Latin) name can vary even though the common name is the same. 

For example: 

Common name – Eucalyptus

Different botanical names – Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus dives, Eucalyptus radiata

Different botanical varieties will contain different chemical compounds and offer different benefits, which can cause the price to vary accordingly. 

 

Where and how the plant parts are sourced from 

How and where the plants are sourced from matters and impacts costs.

Plants that are harvested in their natural habitat and at optimal times are more expensive because they offer maximum quality. 

 

What amount is needed to process one bottle 

Since EOs are concentrated, it typically takes a lot of plant material to process one small bottle. 

For example, it’s estimated that it takes anywhere from 50-70 lemons to produce one bottle of lemon oil. 

It can take about 65 roses to produce just one drop of essential oil. 

It’s also estimated that one pound of lavender essential oil takes 250 pounds of lavender flowers. 

All of this will greatly impact production times, processing intensity, and of course, cost. 

 

Level of testing 

High-quality oils and reputable companies submit their products to rigorous testing before hitting the market. 

This is to ensure the safety of the consumer and the purity of the oil. 

Companies that test for contamination, pathogens, and other chemicals have to spend more money, which drives the cost of the oil up. 

The most generally accepted and thorough test is called GC/MS (gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry). 

GC/MS detects if oils have been diluted or contaminated with solvents etc. 

It also gives a detailed account of the oils’ main chemical constituents. 

 

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Your Green Valley stay includes everything you will need for the perfect healthy spa retreat. From luxury 4 Diamond accommocations and healthy lifestyle dining to daily guided hikes and healing and relaxing treatments.

 

Core Wellness Package

 

DELUXE CASITAGRAND SUITETHE RESIDENCES
750 sq ft.1500 sq. ft.2500 sq. ft.
Single
per night/person$295$445$595
Double
per night/person$195$345$495

 

Includes:

 

4 Diamond Suite with high-speed internet

Three delicious and nutritious meals per day plus healthy snacks

Unlimited Fitness classes including yoga, tai chi, and stretch.

Healthy Lifestyle lectures

Daily hikes in spectacular desert locales.

Use of Spa facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, fitness equipment, and Green Valley’s Labyrinth.

Spa Treatments available on an a la carte basis.

Add tax and resort fees. $40 per night single occupancy, or $20 per person/night double occupancy for weekends Thursday-Saturday.

 

A Night at the Spa

1 or 2 people. Additional person 1/2 price

 

DELUXE CASITAGRAND SUITETHE RESIDENCES
750 sq ft.1500 sq. ft.2500 sq. ft.
Per Night$149$325$475

 

Includes:

 

4 Diamond Accommodations with high-speed internet

Use of Spa facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, fitness equipment, and Green Valley’s Labyrinth.

Spa Treatments, Hikes, Lectures, et al. available on an a la carte basis

Add tax and resort fees. $40 per night single occupancy, or $20 per person/night double occupancy for weekends Thursday-Saturday. $149 rate is a 2 night minimum.

 

Luxury Tennis Getaway

Vic Braden Tennis Instruction

 

DELUXE CASITAGRAND SUITETHE RESIDENCES
750 sq ft.1500 sq. ft.2500 sq. ft.
Single
per night/person$480$680$880
Double
per night/person$380$480$580

 

Includes:

 

Accommodations in a 4 Diamond Suite with high-speed internet

A morning session, 3 Day Vic Braden Tennis Program with professional instruction

Video analysis of your game using Dartfish Sports Software

Two $115 50 min. spa treatments of your choice per person/day

Three delicious and nutritious meals per day plus healthy snacks

Use of Spa facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, fitness equipment, and Green Valley’s Labyrinth.

Stay of 3 days only (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). Add tax and resort fees.

 

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Compare to Southern Utah Spas

Southern Utah is host to three of the nation’s premiere destination spas: Green Valley Spa, Red Mountain Spa, and Fitness Ridge. Although similar in many ways, Green Valley Spa invites you to consider just a few of the differences.

 

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Green Valley SpaRed Mountain SpaFitness Ridge
Top 10 Best Accommodations1nullNoNo
AAA 4-Diamond AccommodationsYesNoNo
hCG Weight Loss ProgramYesNoNo
Medical TestingYesNoNo
Bio-Identical Hormone ReplacementYesNoNo
Psychological CounselingYesNoNo
Medical Anti-Aging TreatmentsYesNoNo
Medically Supervised DetoxYesNoNo
World Class Tennis ProgramsYesNoNo
Over 50 Spa Treatments OfferedYesYesNo
Traditional Weight Loss ProgramYesYesYes
Top 10 Hiking Program2YesYesYes
Room Square Footages750Approx. 395Approx. 250

 

Top ten ratings based on 2009 Spa Finders Reader’s Poll.

 

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Compare to National Spas

Green Valley is comparable in many ways to some of the largest and most luxurious spas in the industry. See how Green Valley Spa compares to Golden Door, Miraval, Canyon Ranch, and Rancho la Puerta below:

 

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Green Valley SpaGolden DoorMiravalCanyon RanchRancho la Puerta
Price Per Week1$3,140$6,000$7,050$6,170$2,855
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AAA 4-Diamond Accommodationsnull
Top 10 Best Accommodations2null
hCG Weight Loss Programnull
Prescription Drug Detoxnull
World Class Tennis Instructionnull
Psychological Counselingnullnull
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacementnullnullnull
Medical Anti-Aging Treatmentsnullnullnull
Top 10 Hiking Program2nullnullnullnull
Medical Testingnullnullnullnullnull
Over 50 Spa Treatments Offerednullnullnullnullnull
Traditional Weight Loss Programnullnullnullnullnull
Square footage for above rate750 sq. ft.Approx 400 sq. ft.Approx 400 sq. ft.Approx 400 sq. ft.Approx 400 sq. ft.

 

Based on offerings comparable to a week stay at Green Valley Spa for a single person on the Luxury Adventure package, booking a 1 or 2 bed Junior Suite, except for Rancho La Puerta, which does not include treatments in price. Prices based on a 7 night stay from February 17 – February 24, 2010 at double occupancy as listed on official websites as of February 17, 2010. Golden Door’s price is based on their $6000 “Valentine’s Special”, which was offered from February 14 – 21, 2010. Tax and Resort fees not included in any listed price.

 

2 Top ten ratings based on 2009 Spa Finders Reader’s Poll.

 

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The New Golf Performance Studio at Green Valley Resort & Spa is designed to use the latest in technology to advance a players performance. We use video and computer analysis, motion sensor real time swing biofeedback and a launch monitor to evaluate your swing. We will determine your strengths and weakness and prescribe the best path to improvement. We coach you through the process by using the same hi-tech equipment the pros use.  In order to grow the game, Juniors receive a 15% discount on all rates.

 

“Better Technology + Better Practice = Better Results”

 

Standard Golf Lessons

An individual 45-60 minute golf lesson that can include full swing, putting, pitching, woods, etc. based on student preference or instructor evaluation. The use of video and swing analyzation software most likely will be used to aid in teaching process.

 

Pass Holders & GV GuestsPublic
Individual Lesson$80$100
Series of 3 Lesson$225$285
Range Balls / HourFree$15

 

K-Vest 3D Performance Assessment

Using the latest in swing motion technology, the K-Vest assessment evaluates the torso and trunk rotation during the swing for range of motion and synchronization of body parts with the swinging of the golf club. Computer and video can only show so much but K-Vest allows you to see in 3D your actual degrees of movement and tilt of the body quantifying both your swings strengths and weaknesses. Then our professional staff provides the necessary and correct drills to assist you in your improvement.

 

Pass Holders & GV GuestsPublic
K-VEST 3D Performance Assessment$100$125
TPI Golf Specific Fitness Evaluation$50$75

 

K-Vest Training Packages

The following lesson prices and practice packages are conducted with our PGA Professionals here in our indoor studio at Green Valley. Lesson and programs will be personalized to meet your needs and to take full advantage of your abilities and our expertise.

 

Length Pass Holders & GV Guests Public

Tour Champ. Package 6 Weeks $65/Lesson   ($475) $90/Lesson   ($650)

1 – K-VEST Swing Assessment & TPI Screening

5 – Private Golf Lessons

6 – 1 Hour Indoor Practice Sessions – (No Tech-Unsupervised)

 

PGA Package 12 Weeks $60/Lesson   ($900) $85/Lesson   ($1250)

2 – K-VEST Swing Assessment & TPI Screening

10 – Private Golf Lessons

12 – 1 Hour Indoor Practice Sessions – (No Tech-Unsupervised)

 

British Open Package 18 Weeks $60/Lesson   ($1460) $80/Lesson   ($1800)

3 – K-VEST Swing Assessment & TPI Screening

15 – Private Golf Lessons

Unlimited – 1 Hour Indoor Practice Sessions – (No Tech-Unsupervised)

 

US Open Package 24 Weeks $55/Lesson   ($1750) $75/Lesson   ($2300)

4 – K-VEST Swing Assessment & TPI Screening

20 – Private Golf Lessons

Unlimited – 1 Hour Indoor Practice Sessions – (No Tech-Unsupervised)

 

Masters Package 48 Weeks $50/Lesson   ($3050) $70/Lesson   ($4140)

6 – K-VEST Swing Assessment & TPI Screening

42 – Private Golf Lessons

Unlimited – 1 Hour Indoor Practice Sessions – (No Tech-Unsupervised)

 

Ryder Cup Package 96 Weeks $45/Lesson   ($5650) $65/Lesson   ($7860)

12 – K-VEST Swing Assessment & TPI Screening

84 – Private Golf Lessons

Unlimited – 1 Hour Indoor Practice Sessions – (No Tech-Unsupervised)

 

 

 

18% tax and resort fees are not included in the above rate.  Lessons, Evaluations and Assessments will run 45-60 minutes. Pass Holders are charged $50/ year.

 

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