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Meet Our Fearless Leader- Grace Martin

Meet Our Fearless Leader- Grace Martin

What a wild ride! As I reflect on the past 9 years I am reminded of one of my favorite family traditions. Every Christmas my mother in law sends out a “year in review” letter along with our family photo and every year I am excited to open it. It gives me time to sit back and appreciate the family I have been blessed to be a part of. I feel the same way about our EG family, and today I get to share some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way. So here it goes. 

A company is 100% made up of people, pure and simple.

Every person and job is as valuable as the other. Every job is as important, each person doing their part to make the whole company function well together. We have the most amazing, hard-working, loyal, dedicated, smart, joyful staff EVER! I am extremely grateful.

Build a strong foundation.

We began with the same values we hold today. Not compromising on quality. Offering the best at reasonable prices. Being transparent. Helping guide with education. Making safety important. Giving. Listening to our amazing customers. Never taking a short cut. I promise we will NEVER compromise. We will always strive to achieve the absolute best in all that we do. I don’t see us doing things any other way- it just isn’t worth it.

Blessed to bless.

I absolutely believe it is a blessing to give. Life is so short, isn’t it? I wish someone could bottle up the feeling you get when you give someone a crocheted blanket you have been working on for 3 months; or quietly paying for a families tab at a restaurant just for the fun of it; or sponsoring a young boy for a rehab program who has his entire life ahead of him. It is about offering a touch of humanity, no matter how big or small. People have helped me so much along my life’s journey, funding multiple missions trips that helped shape me as a person and my world view. For the gift that EG has been to me and my family, my hope is that it has been a blessing beyond measure to many more, in this short life we have on earth.

Transparency.

I like a lot of open air. We intentionally have no walls at our headquarters. No position is more or less respected with a corner office. We can see and hear everything everyone does. It is good when there is nothing to hide- that is true freedom and transparency. I have the same values with the products we offer. We offer GC/MS testing reports on every lot of essential oil that comes through our doors. We want to offer products that have amazing ingredients that you won’t ever have to question. Transparency leads to trust and trust is of the utmost importance.

Align yourself.

The essential oil community is made up of the most incredible people. From formulators and chemists to seasoned aromatherapists and safety experts, we’ve had the honor of working hand in hand with industry pioneers. How did we get so blessed? I believe they have helped because they care about the industry fiercely. Passion has no price, and to work endlessly towards a goal is a goal worthy of having.

It’s a small world.

The essential oil industry unifies the world. There is a reason why every essential oil cannot grow in the United States. Each country has its unique soil, climate, sun, moisture, water etc that allows it to thrive and grow. We all need each other and that brings us together in such a beautiful, simple way.

No glass ceiling here!

We never set out with the intention of being an all-woman operated company, it just sort of happened. Perhaps it was growing up with a single mother and three sisters. I like the way that women get things done. We have a mission in mind and there is nothing that can be done to stop us. We have amazing opinions that we are not afraid to voice. We work really hard, with passion and intention towards the end goal. We can organize and give order to all things. We are amazing and that is something to be applauded.

Enjoy the rain.

Little did I know that 2 years after starting Edens Garden my husband and I would be given a baby boy named Elijah. Then a girl, Eve, 6 weeks later. Then another baby boy, Isaac, 1.5 years later and in 8 months another boy, Zeke. When it rains it pours. I laugh because at one point every year we have 4 consecutive years covered… 4, 5, 6 and 7 year olds. It was a bit of the same road for Edens Garden and the essential oil industry in general. In the span of a few years, millions of people were reached with the good news of essential oils. Although I don’t completely align with some safety practices taught by multi-level marketing companies, I am forever thankful for them. We have forged our own road over the years, encountering rain and sunshine. Has the rain been a bit much at times? Yes, I’ve wanted to cover myself in a dry blanket and hide from all the world at times. But the rain is pretty nice when you just put your head back, let it hit your face with your eyes closed and take a deep breath. How refreshing and life giving it is.

It’s in the details.

There is a lot that happens behind the scenes. The perfumes, for instance, were a year in the making. An entire year. They were the motivation behind the Lavender Magnolia, Vanilla Sandalwood and Rose Bergamot custom blends. They started with just a base of essential oils mixed together. We tweak, we edit, change a little, maybe don’t change at all. Each blend is different and has its own story of inception. They became ingrained in our EG family. Then we start finding packaging, pulling samples to weigh pros and cons. How do we envision the final product, how does it mix in with the rest of our products? The details would bore you, but the main point being that the passion for the end product is still there and I don’t ever see that going away.

Passion is key!

I love building a brand and not just selling a product. Even with tremendous growth, we are still a family owned and operated company. We aren’t going anywhere. We have passion for all things Edens Garden. Not only do we take it very seriously but we have fun doing it!

Lastly and most importantly… YOU!!

Withoutyou there isn’t anus (corny, I know). I can’t begin to thank our loyal, dedicated customers enough, many of whom have been by our side since this journey began. You, our faithful customers, are as much apart of the EG family as our staff members. We cannot overstate our appreciation for you all, and promise to continue our work in delivering you the very best, because you absolutely deserve it. Cheers!

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Edens Garden

October 08, 2018

Hi Sue! Many essential oils have strong antimicrobial properties which may help with mold. Here is a study of the antimicrobial properties of essential oils:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5206475/

Some oils that have been strongly shown to have these abilities are Cinnamon, Clove, Cassia, Tea Tree and Oregano.

Thank you for your kind words, and we hope this helps!

Sue Elder

October 08, 2018

I just thoroughly read your story…after reading the comments. I will admit that the woman that first brought an essential oil into my house is one that I have zero respect for today…but NOT for the eo side of her. That’s all I need to say about something negative.
I, a year later, listened halfway to a conversation between my husband and a distributor (honestly I don’t even remember which company she represented) which I kinda halfway thought to be interesting if the oils did what she said they did.
About another yr passed when I got an introductory kit from a company that even NOW I don’t know the name of because it’s still in the box it came in, along with a lot of literature!
It seems now that everywhere I go, there is a part of the store devoted to nothing but eo’s! TODAY I come across your Company, & I don’t remember how I saw EG EITHER!
So I’ve talked a little about eos today, getting feedback from “eos are the latest fad” to “they don’t necessarily clean like you’re led to believe” to “because of my sensitivity to some cleaning products, I now FINALLY found something that I can use.”
So I’m very much a newbie to essential oils & honestly don’t know what I’m gonna do from here on out.
My husband suggested trying one cleaning product at a time rather than throw out everything in the cabinet.
We’re super interested in all germs being killed due to a white mold infestation in our house and MUCH hard earned money spent with people that CALLED themselves mold experts!!!
ANY feedback on this situation would be 100% appreciated!!! How REALLY capable are eos when REAL cleaning/disinfecting is needed??
Thanks to anyone/everyone who can help!!
After reading in the comments about EG being less costly, that FOR SURE got my attention since we’ve literally spent several hundred thousand dollars hiring & firing ppl that were willing to work hard, sometimes not knowing what and how to get to the END of this horrific experience!
My husband is one of God’s patient and humble servants…I’m totally the opposite!!! Had this nightmare depended on ME to be walked through, well… the house would have been torched at the getgo! And I don’t say that proudly! It’s me trying to be honest.
I realize this is an encyclopedia of words & space…it’s just SO complicated! I pray that you, Madame President, will read the encyclopedia!!!
Sincerely,
Sue Elder

Lynn Thornhill

October 01, 2018

This makes me love this company even more. I so enjoyed reading about this company. Edens Garden is beautifully blessed.
The web site is so user friendly, beautifully packaged. Amazing product.
I love Edens Garden!!
I think you are doing it right !!
Thank you !

Katherine McCarthy

June 29, 2018

Aloha from Kauai, Hawaii!!
Happy 9th Anniversary Edens Garden! I love everything about your company!
The number 9 s used to define the perfect movement of God. The number 9 also represents the fruits of God’s Holy Spirit, which is Faithfulness, Gentleness, Goodness, Joy, Kindness, Long suffering, Love, Peace and Self control. I know that your company and oils are anointed by God…..
Thank you for being a blessing to me and my family!

Katherine

June 27, 2018

Hi Grace! Happy anniversary to your company…thank you for your consistent quality; beautiful, healing oils; and stupendous customer service! They are much appreciated and have helped make oils a part of my everyday life. Keep up the good work!

M.

June 26, 2018

Good afternoon, Grace. (What a lovely name!) Thank you for sharing a bit of the history and the “inner workings” of Edens Garden. I am always so pleased with the products I’ve bought here. The quality is excellent and I like to know that I am purchasing from a company with such strong core values. Blessings to you and yours!

Penny Lewin

June 26, 2018

Hi, I have just started this journey with Edens Garden, making my first two orders. I prayed for quite a while, for making this decision, as I believe that ultimately the Lord is my healer, so in researching many companies and their philosophies, I decided on this company. The reason I was hesitant to get into EO’s at all, was because I didn’t want to contradict my belief in His healing, and my faith, but again after praying and through Scripture, I believe He has given us these herbs and oils to use and live a healthy lifestyle, and to be able to help and bless those we love to do the same. Thank You for your contribution to this and for all your teaching and guidance. Happy Anniversary, God Bless : )

Mary Hnatko

June 26, 2018

I echo the comments ahead of me…I love Eden’s Garden essential oils, and essential they are to me. I love that I can place an order and get several kinds because of the value and the amazing affordability. THANK YOU, for being a blessing. May you all be blessed in return.

Robyn Peery

June 26, 2018

I got interested and began using essential oils about three years ago. I have chronic pain and am concerned about side effects from OTC pain relievers, my husband has seasonal allergies and asthma and I didn’t like him using an inhaler on a daily basis, so I did a lot of research and found that essential oils were a wonderful replacement because they work, they don’t have dangerous side effects, and once you build up a good base of them they are really more cost effective. I tried many different brands and came across Eden’s Garden one day about two years ago when I was on FB, I placed an order and have used no other brand since then, I could tell the difference in quality and effectiveness immediately from some I had been using, but what was most important to me was how you run your company, the ethical standards and integrity that I read about. I love the fact that on your website each oil and its benefits are described, I have learned that there is more than one type of eucalyptus, lavender, frankincense and so on, I love the synergy blends and use quite a few of them….Oh, and the body oils are beautiful so I’m excited to try the new perfumes next……I can’t say enough good things except to thank you for your wonderful products, and all the work that goes into them, it does not go unnoticed. HAPPY 9TH ANNIVERSARY EDEN’S GARDEN!! <3 <3

Michi Murphy

June 26, 2018

I discovered Eden Gardens in 2014 and this is the only place I by my essential oils. I bought over 40 or 50 oils and I have a really good friend who loooves essential oils and does so much with her oils. She was running low and having financial troubles so I ended up keeping about 10 or so of the oils I had and as a surprise I mailed my collection to her, I had many that were not even opened yet. She was so happy and she had no idea about EG and thanks to my gift she is now an EG buyer only and loves EG and her daughter and her friends love EG. What first attracted me to this company was the name. I LOVE GOD AND JESUS IS MY SAVIOR, so of course I had to click on Eden Gardens in my google search and God has blessed me greatly through this company ever since. Their customer is excellent, I get my items quickly and packaged beautifully💚💚❤️❤️❤️.MANY MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL ST EG. Please please please don’t change, EG is an excellent company. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GOOD AND HARD WORK!!!

Christel Heugly

June 26, 2018

I have been using your oils for the past 3 years and absolutely LOVE them and love your company ethics. I have always received answers to my questions right away. I respect who you are, what you stand for, and of course your beautiful products. I am /was a distributor for one of the big MLM companies, and left it all behind for EG. Thank you for the beautiful vibration of your oils. Thank you for the variety, the information about each oil, full disclosure on the distilling process, etc, and for the affordable prices. I have turned many friends and family on to your company with complete confidence that they will love the oils as much as I do. Keep up the great work!

Karen L.

June 26, 2018

Happy Anniversary! You are truly blessed to be able to offer your customers such beautiful products. Receiving my order is like Christmas morning! Your happiness translates to happy customers. Congratulations on 9 phenomenal years!

Danielle Rossow

June 26, 2018

Happy 9th Anniversary! What a wonderful life changing company yoj have created! Thank you for all that you do to bring quality, affordable essential oil products to our lives! You are a blessing to so many people and an inspiration as well! God bless!

Don Magwood

June 26, 2018

Hi Grace, pleased to finally meet you and I’m really moved by your testimony! Impressive indeed. I love it!
I’m a teacher in a maximum security prison for women. And am a believer in the Rosie the Riveter movement. It was the Ford Motor Company who found that during WWII, when women were needed to support the war effort, that they found “in many tasks, they were even superior to men”. I teach my students to be customer service specialists in the Automotive Industry. Since many women have difficult
experiences with their cars, the Dealers realize women are much better at being Service Consultants.
So it brings me joy to know you folks run this great company and are an inspiration to many! My special thanks to Sarah for all her help and expertise!
I have given all my family your fine products and have come to trust you and your oils. I use many of them daily, allergy stuff is the pits. You have brought my family and I, GREAT relief and enhanced our health, quality of life and reduced our suffering.
It is my prayer to all of you that the Lord bless and keep you and continue to use you to do His pleasure.

Your fellow servant,

Don

Michelle

June 26, 2018

Happy Anniversary! My husband bought me a gift set of edens garden oils for Christmas 3-4 years ago and the rest is history. I love your company! Thank you!

Susan Pickett

June 26, 2018

Couldn’t agree more with what other customers have said. I have only been using EOs for one year and was introduced to one of the big MLMs. The value for the price of your product is what sold me. Having been a marketing executive myself, I appreciate your excellent marketing and communications. Your product packaging is up there as well, and your online ordering is very easy. I tried your soap and am now using my second order. Thank you so much for offering so many healthy choices.

Pam Jensen

June 25, 2018

I absolutely love your essential oils. The customer service is exemplary as well. I have not tried the perfume as of yet but I would bet my last nickle it is amazing too. I hope in the near future you offer organic makeup too. We are needing more healthy options to add to our beauty routines and many of the cosmetics currently out there are just too much of a toxic risk. It would be such a bonus to be able to do one stop shopping for healthy cosmetics and essentials oils all in one place.

Emily W

June 25, 2018

I’m as passionate about EG oils as any multi level marketer seller is for their company. I promote EG whenever I get the opportunity and have saved a few friends from some very pricy orders!
With my budget, I wouldn’t be able to benefit from the amazing powers of essential oils, it’s because of you guys that I can. Thank you, thank you for all you do!

Carly

June 25, 2018

I started out in the EO world buying from one of the MLM’s but, once I discovered EG, and saw the quality was equal to the big companies at a fraction of the price, I was thrilled! After reading more about your company and learning that you donate 10% of your profits to Christian charities, I was absolutely hooked. now, the only oils that i don’t buy from EG are a few proprietary blends and singles that you don’t offer. i tell all my friends about you guys

Peggy Slater

June 25, 2018

Happy Anniversary to you Grace and your amazing family at Edens Garden! Thank you for sharing your story with us. I discovered your company a couple years ago looking for Copiaba and was drawn in by your prices, I’ll admit! I’ve stayed due to the quality, obvious value and whole overall vibe of the company. I can’t put it any better than “vibe”, every contact with and from EG carries the openness and joy expressed here. I love it and the company! It makes using your oils feel right (I love them, too!!). I’ve even told my friends who use other expensive or limited selection brands about EG and converted them! I told my supervisor about you when we were talking about essential oils the day before Mother’s Day and she looked you up and immediately bought her mom a gift certificate while we were still talking!!
This is long, sorry not sorry!! I love the company and your products,
Peggy a customer for life

Linda Gentry

June 25, 2018

Love your company and Essential Oils. :) Looking forward to trying the Perfume in the near future. I was drawn to the name of the Company, made me think of Garden of Eden which helped me remember you. My sister shops from your site too. Nice! Keep up the good work love what you stand for. Continue being successful in all your do.

Mary Sheiko

June 25, 2018

I love seeing the sweet face behind the sweet soul, and reading more about the behind the scenes at EG. Thank you for such an upstanding company! Our family is proud to support you.

Pamma Rippe

June 25, 2018

Congratulations!! Your quality, price, selection, and service are unsurpassed. I recommend EG highly to anyone who asks me about essential oils. Thank you!!

Jackie Fields

June 25, 2018

I was introduced to Edens Garden about 2 1/2 years ago. My first orders were through Amazon until I found out I could order directly from you. I am a distributor of one of those “other companies.” I like a health product and a few other products that you don’t carry yet. I have found the products to be equal in quality and a lot cheaper. Thank you

Jayne Rowe-lincoln

June 25, 2018

After much research I decided to try your oils…PRAISE THE LORD! Edens Garden is absolutely amazing and I feel your success has much to do with your honesty, customer service, and integrity!…along with God’s Blessing. Thank you Edens Garden for being a tried and true, trustworthy company that makes essential oils affordable for everyone!

Jessie

June 25, 2018

Thank you for doing what you do, and doing it incredibly well! You have some seriously loyal customers because of all your above points! Keep it up!

Alicia Stelton

June 25, 2018

Simply the best! Grace you are a blessing to all. Edends Garden is just one example of your goodness.

There is so much beauty, love and depth in you. You touch this world in many ways…priceless treasure is what you are.

Robina

June 25, 2018

Dear fearless leader… :-) …
It’s very nice to finally meet you. Sounds like the journey you’ve been on has gone amazingly well. It’s so good to hear “good news” from time to time so thank you for sharing this small blog with many of us out here. I can only imagine what it must be like to establish and do something you thoroughly enjoy, with the giving heart that you have I am sure things will prosper even more for you. Thank you also for the opportunity to be able to purchase such wonderful quality products, so sad the issues that are going on out there just for someone to earn another buck. I’m not sure about anyone else but I cannot afford the competitor brands and the high priced EO’s so when I discovered your company I was completely overjoyed! Stay strong…

Sean Keenan

June 25, 2018

I am a 48 yr old male and have been buying from EG for about 4 years now.
This company is truly one of the ONLY good companies left in the US anymore.

I have ordered waaaay too many oils from them. I say that bc I have too many to use up.

I buy exclusively from EG bc their product quality is outstanding, and when compared side by side to any other brand, you immediatly and easily can tell the difference in quality. Their company ethics and the way its run is sound and logical. And their customer service is beyond exceptional!
Once you try them, you’ll never shop around again!

Bee

June 25, 2018

Thank you so much for this post, it’s wonderful to get to know the person behind the company! I am so glad I stumbled upon Edens Garden, years ago while shopping on Amazon! It has quickly become my favorite company for Essential oils, and with the current hype of EOS (resulting in all kind of misinformation circulating, as well as very low quality products appearing everywhere) it’s really invaluable to have a provider you can trust 100%! Over the years, Edens Garden has been nothing but great, from the quality of the oils and customer service, to the attention given to the packaging etc…, the transparency and ethics, and all the information provided on the blog, I honestly couldn’t ask for more! I guess you could even say that my love for EG’s products might have pushed me to take the leap of faith necessary to start training to become an aromatherapist! All I can do is say Thank You, and wish you many many more years of success!

Barbie Tyler

June 25, 2018

Congrats on a beautiful family and a company that has blessed so many. We enjoy your products.
Thank you
Barbie

Carol

June 25, 2018

Congratulations on an amazing 9 years! I’ve used essential oils most of my life, long before there were MLM’s selling them, (I’m 61) and was so thrilled to find Eden’s Garden. I’ve been a customer ever since discovering you! Wishing you all the best in all the years to come, I’m a customer for life!
Many blessings and thanks!
Carol

Heather Dalen

June 25, 2018

Your company and products are amazing! You and yours deserve this milestone.. I had been looking for an essential oil company that I could get behind and yours is definitely it! The products, the packaging, the recipes are one in a million. Keep up the great work and congratulations! I look forward to seeing what you do in the future…

Dawn

June 25, 2018

Congratulations on 9 years! Thank you for great products! And I love and agree with your post about blessed to bless. That was one of the first things that I read about your company that really drew me in. Living life generously and openhanded is the best and most rewarding way to live. Excited to see what great things come your way in the next 9 years. Congratulations.

Karen Lundell

June 25, 2018

I am so thankful to have found your company as well. I am kind of new to essential oils, but it did not take me long to fall in love with your products. I have loved everything that I have purchased. I also have a large family, so gifting has been my joy, and am so thankful that they have enjoyed these oils as much as I have. I also love the soaps, perfumes and salt soaks. AAAHHHH that is what my body usually says after I shower and use the oils. How exciting for you and your anniversary. May God continue to bless you.

Dana Clancy

June 25, 2018

Congratulations EG you deserve your hard earned success! I spread the word about you guys whenever I can and give your oils to people all over for an introduction to essential oils….might as well start off with the best! I love your products and what you stand for. I have many health issues and your oils help me and our whole family so much.
Forever grateful
Dana

Carole fielding

June 25, 2018

Wonderful story!! I loved it. While I cant putchase very often because of budget restraints, when I do buy essential oils, its always Eden’s Garden. My BFF sells one of the other guys, and doesnt understand my objections about multi level marketing. It my belief, that Eden’s Garden offers the best quality oils without all the hooplah.
Thank you!

Nancy

June 25, 2018

I’m really glad to have found your company! You are so right about trust being everything. I am old fashioned and I still believe in honesty and integrity. After being mislead by one of the MLMs, I am grateful that you are doing things the right way for the right reasons. Love your products and hope you keep up the good work for many more years to come.

Geoffrey Munsell

June 25, 2018

Congratulations on a great milestone.
Speaks to why EG is so good.
Thank you for the best products.