Essential Oils UK

Reputation Is Everything, Right?

This article began as an instructive piece about how to buy essential oils, but soon became a cautionary tale… it reveals how one dishonest review is like a disease… The article starts well but soon turns to the subject of feedback… which, as any online shopper for essential oils knows, is fundamentally important when deciding how to spend our hard earned cash…

Buy Essential Oils

There are many ways in which to buy essential oils these days. As well as buying from health food shops, pharmacies and even supermarkets, we can also buy essential oils online.

In addition to this, Wild As The Wind has come up with a novel way of buying essential oils… but, more of that later.

First, let’s take a look at pro’s and con’s of the different essential oil buying options…

Buy Essential Oils Online

I have always strongly advised against buying essential oils online unless you are very sure of who you are buying from. And, by being sure I mean there can’t be a shadow of doubt about the vendor.

For this you will need to have sampled the essentials oils in person which you intend to buy online, and also have enough firsthand experience of the vendor to be able to trust them completely.

If you have not sampled the essentials oils and are not personally familiar with the vendor then you are very likely going to waste your money buying essential oils online from a vendor you don’t know.

Read all the reasons why buying essential oils online is a big no-no without sufficient prior knowledge.

Buy Essential Oils Based On Feedback

I love feedback. I ask everybody to write a testimonial about Wild As The Wind Essential Oils. But why wouldn’t I? Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are amazing!

And, all of the Wild As The Wind Essential Oils feedback is totally genuine. But, sadly, this isn’t true of all of the feedback you see, especially on eBay, Etsy and Amazon etc…

Luckily, I think we are getting better at spotting fake feedback. It’s easy on the buying platforms like Etsy, eBay and Amazon, because a quick read of several short reviews will reveal a similarity in style, or a similarity in subject. A lot of spammers don’t have the imagination to say more than a few things about their products and service, so many of their essential oil reviews will be very similar.

Essential oil testimonial which is genuine will be very varied, with distinct differences in style… just like the Wild As The Wind Essential Oil feedback.

Malicious & Deceptive Feedback

There are some reviews, however, which are written by real people which are designed to damage the reputation of a business. There are many motivations for this kind of behaviour, and none of them are very nice.

Wild As The Wind has had two such malicious pieces of feedback, but one of them made horrendous false claims, thinking they could get away with it.

Sadly, they have for nearly a year now, because, despite my requests for Google to view the evidence that the review is entirely deceptive Google have said they don’t take any evidence into consideration. And, because Melly Kennedy is a customer of mine she is free to say what she likes. (Melly’s original five star review in which she says FACIAL OIL No. 2 has cleared up her daughter’s Acne is still available on this website.

This is her current review as at Sunday 24 November 2019:

Melly Kennedy Review

In my response to her husband, at the time of him alerting me his parcel had arrived and the items were smashed, I said this

I assure you you will not be left without the products ordered in time for Christmas.

But, sadly, her husband turned nasty right away…

I have proof, (image below), I provided a full refund, including the postage, even though the products were never returned to me, and could have been perfectly in tact as far as I knew.

I found the abuse so distressing I just wanted the whole thing to go away… sadly that was not to be… My full refund, without requiring proof, earned me a malicious one star review, detailing outright lies, which read like a character assassination.

The comments are unlawful on the grounds of slander and deformation of character, but Google, like all big corporations these days, believe themselves to be above the law… as does Melly Kennedy, it seems.

Melly Kennedy is an unpaid Google review writer (they call them local guides), who enjoys throwing her weight around, if her other reviews are anything to go by.

Here is the proof she is audaciously and maliciously lying about everything.

MeMelly & Ray Kennedy Refund

I am considering my legal position with regards this situation, and use this case to illustrate my point about dishonest reviews without prejudice.

Since publishing this article, the review used to illustrate malicious review writing has been removed from Google. There was no apology given, nor was I informed whether it was a decision made by Google or Melly Kennedy, the malicious, Google approved review writer. It just disappeared without trace within days of this article being published.

Buy UK Essential Oils

If you want to buy UK Essential Oils because you think they will be safe, then think again…

A lot of the dodgy essential oils, which I write about in Essential Oil Adulteration, originate from China and the East, but that doesn’t mean they don’t find their way into the UK in considerable volume.

There are plenty of toxic essential oils in the UK being sold in all kinds of outlets. This includes poorly informed health food shops, gift shops as well as some supermarkets and pharmacies.

When you want to buy UK essential oils the same rules apply as they do online. Only buy UK essential oils from reputable vendors who you know personally. And only buy UK essential oils you have sampled in person.

This is because when you buy UK essential oils without doing this you could be buying UK essential oils straight from an essential oil adulteration facility in China.

Buy Essential Oils From Wild As The Wind

Wild As The Wind is a reasonably new business, and in an attempt to keep costs down, we sell essential oils at various markets as well as online.

Selling essential oils at markets is a fairly novel approach to supplying essential oils, but it is the most cost efficient way of doing it. This means you can buy Wild As The Wind essential oils very affordably, in the sure knowledge they are of the best quality available.

There is currently only one way to buy Wild As The Wind essential oils online, but there are soon to be two.

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils have been available on Etsy for a couple of years, but it is time to convert the Wild As The Wind website into a shop as well as a portal for all kinds of natural health information.

The Wild As The Wind essential oils online shop is actually being built as I type.

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Online Shop

So, why isn’t the Wild As The Wind Etsy Shop enough? Why do I need a dedicated Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Online Shop?

The answer is simple.

I don’t have enough control over the following on the Etsy platform:

  • Keeping prices as low as possible
  • Presentation, especially in the options describing the essential oils (I have to use the word scent instead of aroma)
  • Appearance – the shop doesn’t look anything like the Wild As The Wind website
  • Some people find the Wild As The Wind Etsy Shop confusing, and a dedicated shop will be easier to use

Buy Essential Oils With Confidence

The Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Online Shop is all about providing you with the opportunity to buy essential oils online with complete confidence.

You will still be able to buy from Wild As The Wind on Etsy, but all of the links to buy essential oils on the Wild As The Wind website will soon lead to the new integrated Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Online Shop.

It’s exciting!

Please let me know what you think on Facebook!

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