Review: Eden’s Garden Essential Oils – Delicious New Synergy Blends

Eden's Garden essential oils - synergy blends

One of my most commented-upon blog posts of all time is one I wrote almost two years ago, entitled Why I Quit DoTerra (And What I’m Doing Instead). I still get comments at least weekly on that post. People have got opinions on essential oils!

(And why wouldn’t they? There is a lot of money to be made in essential oils these days! And absolutely anyone can sell them. So there are regular women all over the continent who have stakes in what I think about DoTerra or other MLM essential oil companies.*)

Anyway, in that post I explained why I was using Eden’s Garden essential oils instead of any big-name MLM brand. Eden’s Garden had no idea I was writing the post. I just wanted to share my experiences with them so far.

But I guess they took notice a few months ago, because Eden’s Garden emailed me and asked me if I’d like to review their newest line of Synergy blends.

I said, Heck yes I would! Free essential oils, and all I have to do in return is tell you folks about them? I was all in.

So now I’ve had them for a couple of months, and it’s time I told you what I think of them!

(Again, I’m not getting paid to talk about them. I just got some free products in exchange for an honest review. This is not the case for most people telling you about essential oils.)

A Note on How I Use Essential Oils

diffuser fearless

I use essential oils primarily in a diffuser as aromatherapy. However, I have no training whatsoever in aromatherapy, so I am not an expert. I use oils primarily to promote feelings like calm and peace, or to uplift and energize. I have not been diagnosed with any mental illnesses, but I feel sad and worried almost all the time, and have been using essential oils as one of the tools to manage these feelings. (I tried therapy but that is e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e.)

I also use essential oils in things like deodorant and as insect repellent, and for making household products smell nice (since we buy absolutely everything unscented). I like them. They make me happy.

I do not claim that essential oils can cure any diseases or illnesses. I have not tried them in that capacity. As of now, I have no idea whether they are capable of doing such things.

For that reason, I don’t have any super-duper strong feelings about which essential oil company has the *absolute most therapeutic* properties. There has been much debate about this matter in the comments of my previous post. In my experience, and from my understanding, Eden’s Garden sells excellent-quality, 100% pure essential oils that meet the highest measurable standards (…along with plenty of other companies). It helps that they are not paying me or anyone else to tell you that they are. That really boosts their credibility, in my opinion.

Why I Love Eden’s Garden

In addition to offering pure, high-quality oils, Eden’s Garden happens to have lots of other great things going for them, including:

  • affordable prices (generally 40-60% less than DoTerra)
  • a super-simple retail model: just buy what you want directly from the website
  • tons of selection: currently, they sell 135 single oils and 58 synergy blends
  • a variety of sizes to choose from, making them more affordable
  • excellent customer service

All of these qualities have made me a happy customer in the past. (I explore these qualities more deeply in my other post.)

Review of Eden’s Garden’s 18 New Synergy Blends

Eden's Garden essential oils synergy blends

I want to start by saying that I have been loooooooving these new synergy blends. I’ve been using them almost every day — mostly in my diffuser — and they delight my heart.

When I first opened up each bottle and took my first sniff, I was struck by how absolutely gorgeous each one smelled. Well, except maybe Repel, their insect repellent, but you can only make that smell so good.

I didn’t realize this at first, but all of EG’s 18 new synergy blends correspond with DoTerra blends. Eden’s Garden actually has a handy comparison chart to help you out if you’re looking for something specific. Super handy if you already know you want a particular DoTerra blend, but would like to try EG’s version!

(I have personally bought and loved a few DoTerra blends — namely, Serenity and Elevation — and the corresponding EG oils — Tranquility and Shine — smell identical to me. Completely indistinguishable. So I know where I will be getting my replacements from in the future!)

Another thing I want to note is that with all of these blends, it only takes 1-3 drops in my diffuser to fill my whole first floor with their scent. They are as potent as they are lovely.


Since I think it would be tedious to describe every single oil, I will just focus on my absolute favourites.

For Cleansing:

aroma fresh from Eden's Garden

Aroma Fresh. This is possibly my very favourite blend. It gets used the most often. Delightfully fresh and clean, this one is a great deodorizer and purifier. It’s basically all the clean smells you love in one, including citrus and pine. After one particularly bad diaper catastrophe with the toddler, I diffused this blend, and the stink was gone in minutes. The scent that replaced it was so fresh, sweet, and invigorating, I have been in love ever since.

For Calm and Relaxation:

soothing essential oils

These three blends are the ones I reach for when I am seeking peace and calm. They are all great for meditation and yoga. I diffuse them when I’m feeling anxious or jittery.

Fearless. Calming and woodsy, this one is particularly soothing.

Worry Less. I especially like this one before bed, to help calm anxious thoughts.

Be Still. The most gorgeous, ethereal smell. This is what I imagine heaven smells like.

Awake and Aware. I think this one is inaccurately named. It’s more soothing than energizing. It’s floral, earthy, and wonderful. I consider this my “chill out” blend. Great for promoting focus and concentration.

For Energy and Vitality:

Eden's Garden synergy blends

These are two of my favourites when I need to re-energize. I tend to reach for them during the afternoon slump, when I need to get my butt out of the chair and get moving. They are usually accompanied by a homemade iced coffee.

Shine. DoTerra’s Elevation has always been a favourite, and this blend is pretty much its twin. Floral, citrusy, and sweet, it always makes me happy.

Good Morning. Minty, sweet, invigorating, and fresh. A great way to start the day when you’re feeling sluggish.

A Few Others:

Gal Pal is a dumb name for an lovely blend that offers hormonal support. It contains several oils known to help balance hormones, like clary sage and vitex. Plus it smells amazing. I diffuse this one when I’m PMS-ing, and I think it helps. It at least helps me feel less murderous.

Allure is wonderfully feminine and delightful-smelling. Makes a great perfume.

Deep Breath really helped us all sleep at night when we all caught a weird summer cold and got all congested.

Repel – I added a few drops to my homemade insect repellant, along with citronella, peppermint, and eucalyptus, and it worked amazingly well while we were hiking in mosquito-infested forests.


So these were my favourites, but honestly, I love them all. As my life changes, I’m sure my needs will change, and I might find myself reaching for some of the others more often. For example, I haven’t had much use for Guardian, the germ-fighting blend, at this time of year. And I’ve never been much into massages, but maybe I’ll make more use of Circu-Touch in the future. (<–another dumb name, by the way. They should have run the names by me before selling them.)

*Again, I want to reiterate that I have no problem with DoTerra or MLM companies. I just tend to be suspicious of some of the salespeople’s claims, since they have a financial interest. And I’d rather shop in the more straightforward fashion that Eden’s Garden offers.

How about you? Are you already a die-hard fan of a certain essential oil supplier?







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  1. Ah, there you are Kathleen, continuing to be a breath of fresh, no-nonsense air. Thanks for this post. I bought some oils from Eden’s Garden after your last post. I wished I used them more but I don’t have a good place to set up my diffuser that my toddler can’t reach.

    I like synergies because I am not *into* aromatherapy enough to look up favorable oil combinations.

    Also, I concur with your dumb name assessments.

    • Hi, Hope! And thanks! I struggled with a good diffuser setup for the longest time, too, until my husband came up with his own awesome design and gave it to me as a Christmas present. I wish everyone had their own personal carpenter for these purposes!

      • What I would give for my own personal carpenter! Also, your custom setup is pretty awesome. He could sell the instructions for profit, I haven’t seen anyone manufacture anything like it, but it’s a great idea!

        • That is a cool idea I hadn’t even considered! We figured shipping the actual essential oil/diffuser holders would be too expensive, but I hadn’t thought of selling the design. Thanks for the suggestion!

          • If you do, you might try to get a patent, crazies out here will try to steal his idea and sell it for their own. Just a thought!!

  2. I’m going to get a few of these- thank you soooo much for this review.

  3. Oh man as a user of Eden’s Garden for about 4 years now, I have no idea why people want to pay so much more for DoTerra, just my thoughts…
    I really love Eden’s Garden. After I saw your instagram post was it about this (I think), I bought a couple roll-on ones, which I never had done before.
    Anyway, totally love them!!
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  4. When to Bangkok, many of their shopping centers sold diffusers and essential oils. We bought a top brand from there and some essential oils. Their oils are very good quality as it’s produced locally. Since we ran out after we came back to UK, my wife bought Edens Garden’s brand. The essential oils we bought are different fragrance but they are soothing and relaxing still, we like it.
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  5. Leslie Allin says

    Thanks very much for your opinion. Heads up is greatly appreciated.

  6. Johanna Rocco says

    I like that Eden’s Garden sent you their products. I’m going to check then out. Thanks for the review.

  7. Patricia Klein says

    I am sorry to be negative, but this was my first experience with any essential oils. Edens Garden was recommended in an article I read. I chose two scents because of health benefits I had read. When I scrolled the list there were two types of both scents I was looking for. I chose at random. Needless to say I think they smell horrible. I also purchased Allure just for fun and rolled just a bit on when I opened the package. When my husband returned home he asked what smelled like rotten oranges. The booklet enclosed would have been more helpful when I was shopping than when I received my package. Also, one day after I received my package you are offering free shipping. Sorry, my experience was totally negative.

    • Just FYI; and I am not the author of this article btw. You are not commenting to Edens Garden here. This is just a random user writing their thoughts. If you have concerns with the company they do have ways to reach customer service on their website. I am not sure when you ordered but my first order was 6 months ago and they had free shipping.

  8. I too am not pleased with Edens Garden. The are infringing on my 18 year old tradmark. They refuse to respond to my certified letters, emails to customer service, and phone calls. This is unheard of in the business world to not respond when infringing on someone’s trademark. I find this company to be very unethical. Renee Gabet / Annie Oakley Natural Perfumery since 1980

  9. Leslie H says

    I’ve tried eden gardens doterra and young living . I’ve noticed when I use young living it’s is so much stronger and stays on for almost twenty four hours. I’ve never found that staying power with eden gardens. I don’t sell any eo and I do like the eden gardens price. I’ve also used about three other companies. I’m looking at bulk apothecary right now does anyone have any reviews of that company?

  10. I recently tried the Eden’s Garden essential oils and I absolutely love them! The synergy blends are so unique and delicious. I particularly love the lavender and vanilla blend for relaxation and the peppermint and eucalyptus blend for respiratory support. I also appreciate that Eden’s Garden sources their oils from ethical and sustainable sources. Overall, I am very impressed with the quality and effectiveness of these oils and will definitely be purchasing them again in the future.
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  11. I was really impressed with the quality and effectiveness of Eden’s Garden essential oils and will definitely be purchasing them again in the future. If you’re looking for high-quality, ethically-sourced essential oils, I would highly recommend giving Eden’s Garden a try.

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