You’ve been bitten by the essential oils bug. You know all about their versatility, usefulness, and are hooked on your ability to save money and live a healthier lifestyle. Only one question remains — where to buy essential oils?

Where to buy essential oils — and where to find essential oils in Canada — can often be confusing for those just starting out. But we have your shopping guide so you’re never left high-and-dry without your eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree, or peppermint essential oil.

  1. Retailers

For those who love to handle a product in-store, this is for you. A large number of big-box retailers sell essential oils in Canada. Our own Thursday Plantation brand is sold across Canada at Walmart and Loblaws locations. In Ontario, Thursday Plantation Canada essential oils are also sold at Rexall, Goodness Me!, Whole Foods, Zehrs Markets, and Fortinos.

For a full list of Thursday Plantation retailers separated by province, visit

In-store, essential oils products can most often be found in the pharmacy or first-aid section, near where you would find the Band-Aids.

  1. Online

Of course, in today’s world, e-commerce is how many choose to shop. If you prefer ordering with your mouse, rather than your feet, you can find essential oils products online at different retailers. Walmart sells our Thursday Plantation Canada products on its website, as does We also have them for sale on our own site,

Consumer Best Tips

When you’re shopping for essential oils in Canada, you want to make sure you’re buying high-quality blend. But high-quality doesn’t necessarily mean expensive. You want to make sure you’re not buying a fake, though.

  1. The Look

Pure, unadulterated essential oils don’t play well with water. This can come in handy for spotting hidden nuts, seeds, or vegetable oils. Place a single drop on white printer paper and let it dry. If there’s an oily ring left behind, it may not be pure.

  1. The Label

Look for essential oils that are labelled as 100% pure and pharmaceutical grade. It should also list the essential oil name in Latin.

  1. The Bottle

All essential oils must be stored in glass containers, because the chemical compounds break down and react with plastic. What’s more, the glass bottles should be dark blue or amber to protect the oil from degrading ultraviolet radiation.

  1. The Feel & How It Pours

Pure essential oils have a little slip, but for the most part don’t feel thick or greasy. Heavy, richly coloured essential oils can be the exception.

To buy your 100% pure, pharmaceutical grade essential oils in Canada, Thursday Plantation Canada has you covered.

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