Oil plays a key role in economic growth throughout the world. That statement rings true in Twin Falls, Idaho, but it may not be for the type of oil you think.
Founded in Twin Falls in 2011, Plant Therapy is a leading supplier of high-quality essential oils and accessories. The company has been recognized by the Inc 500 as one of the fastest-growing companies in the nation and the number one fastest-growing company in Idaho.
There’s an Oil For That
Through direct buying relationships with oil distilleries and farmers, Plant Therapy offers competitive pricing on a commodity that has recently been popularized through multi-level marketing companies like Doterra or Young Living.
“We differ from the MLMs,” said Chris. “Our customers can buy directly from our stores, Amazon or our website and we ship directly to them. There’s no middle man or consultant to go through.”
Customers can purchase single-ingredient essential oils like eucalyptus, lavender, or orange, as well as blended “synergies” used for therapeutic purposes including stress relief, relaxation, and pain management.
“We’ve expanded beyond just oils,” said Chris. “We have a full beauty care line with great body creams and face products, a pet line, aloe vera jellies, and CBD balms, tinctures and roll-ons.”
While the majority of Plant Therapy customers turn to oils for their personal well-being, Chris said pairing oil sets with a diffuser is an ideal way to break into oils.
“It’s a great smelling alternative to something synthetic, and it’s a realistic way to make your house smell good without harsh chemicals.”
Putting the Oils to the Test
When it comes to Plant Therapy essential oils, harsh chemicals are the least of a consumer’s worries. Before their oils are put on a shelf or in online storefront, Plant Therapy oils undergo a series of rigorous tests. Essential oil testing includes organoleptic testing from certified aromatherapists, color and consistency evaluations, GC-MS testing and more.
“From the time we begin to source a product to the time we receive it in house is anywhere between 3-4 months because there are so many tests we require before deciding we’ll sell that product to our customers,” said Chris. He emphasizes that the stringent process used for their essential oils is the same process applied to the CBD products available at Plant Therapy.
“CBD is a plant extract and plant extracts are our business,” he said. “That’s what we’ve been doing day in and day out for eight years.”
An Easy Place to do Business
Maintaining a thriving business for as long as Chris has is easier to do when that business is based in a city focused on supporting entrepreneurs. Plant Therapy currently consists of an operations warehouse, a 15,000 square-foot support office, an online store and four retail stores. As that footprint continues to grow, Chris maintains that Plant Therapy’s home will stay in Twin Falls.
“We’re from here and Twin Falls is a great place to do business,” he said. “Real estate is very affordable and the city is full of hardworking people.”
Plant Therapy is dedicated to giving back to the community that has given so much to them. The company has spent over $500,000 in the last two years on charitable giving, with the majority of that amount supporting organizations and causes throughout the Magic Valley. Although the company’s philanthropy benefits the local region and communities as far away as Liberia, Chris understands that by taking care of his large employee base first, everyone benefits.
“If we make a major impact on our employees lives, it will trickle down to our entire economy,” said Chris. “That’s why we have an awesome benefits package and very competitive pay.”
From their customers to their employees and beyond, Plant Therapy consistently lives their mission to have the greatest possible impact on as many people as possible.
To learn more about Plant Therapy, visit https://www.planttherapy.com, shop their products on Amazon or stop by a retail store in Twin Falls, Boise or Meridian.