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The choice of the process used in application of Heritage Essential Oils' products
is the sole responsibility of the user.

By using or accessing the Heritage Essential Oils website, you are acknowledging that you agree, without limitation or qualification, to the Terms of Use listed here. Acceptance of these Terms constitutes a legal, binding agreement between you and Heritage Essential Oils. If you default willfully or negligently, in any of the terms, you shall be liable for all losses and damages caused to Heritage Essential Oils.

SAFETY: I understand that essential oils should be stored away from the reach of children, pets or mentally challenged persons, and that it is the user's responsibility to use them safely.

ORGANIC TERMS: I understand the use of the term "Certified Organic" means that the distiller that Heritage Essential Oils buys the oil from is Certified Organic. I understand the use of the term "Wild Crafted" means the harvested plants are growing wild. I understand the use of the term "Unsprayed" means the farm/distiller is not certified organic, and is, to the best of Heritage Essential Oils' knowledge, is growing the plants without the use of chemicals, herbicides and pesticides. I understand that Heritage Essential Oils is not a Certified Organic company.

PROCESSING TIME: Orders are typically processed quickly, so please double check it before completion. Once the oils have been mailed, we must require full payment. Most orders are processed the day they are received and mailed the next business day. USPS Priority mail is typically a 2-3 day delivery time. Tracking information is sent via email. Once the package leaves our facility, please direct questions about delivery to your local post office.

TRANSIT TIME: Heritage Essential Oils ships via USPS, which typically has a 2-3 day delivery time. We are not responsible for mail service transit time. Transit times are provided by the carrier, may exclude weekends and holidays, and may vary with destination, particularly during peak periods. Please contact your local post office with tracking information if you have any questions about delivery.

ADDITIONS TO ORDERS: If you forget an item or two, please place another order, and we will combine the order if possible and refund postage savings.

RETURNS: All opened or used products purchased through Heritage Essential Oils are non-refundable. We offer small, sample sizes of most oils/blends so they can be sampled before investing in larger bottles. Please make sure you intend to order what you selected before you finalize the order. Please click on the products to read descriptions for each product. We do not accept returns for any other reason not related to a mistake at our end. The raw materials we offer are all natural and, as such, may vary in color, consistency and aroma from batch to batch.

ORDERING MISTAKE: If you made a mistake on a product you ordered, please notify us immediately via email upon order placement, and we will do our best to work with you.

DEFECTIVE PRODUCT: If you receive a defective product (such as a diffuser) or the wrong item, please contact us immediately to arrange repair/replacement/return. Diffusers have a 1-year warranty and are covered by the manufacturer, not HEO. Contact us for details.

OUT OF STOCK ITEMS: Occasionally a product shown as in stock on our site will be out of stock when the order is placed. We will contact you via email to alert you, send you a corrected invoice and credit your credit card or PayPal account depending on how you paid for the order. You will need to reorder the item once it's back in stock.

SKIN IRRITATION: I understand that essential oils can irritate the skin. (Dilute with a carrier oil or common cooking oil.)

INTERNAL USE: While the quality of Heritage Essential oils may be suitable for internal use,
we feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of safety concerns. A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French aromatherapy" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application.

PLASTICS: Essential oils dissolve most plastic, so they are not suitable to be used in plastic drinking containers, humidifiers, CPAP masks and asthmatic nebulizers.

AVOID the EYES: I understand that the essential oils sold by Heritage Essential Oils are not to be used near, on or in the eyes or mucus membranes. Exceptions will be products specifically formulated for and labeled as such.

ANIMAL USAGE: I understand that Heritage Essential Oils does not promote the use essential oils on any animals, in any way, without the advice of a veterinarian or an experienced aromatherapist.

QUALITY OF OUR PRODUCTS: We offer pure and undiluted essential oils, carrier oils, and various other products and raw materials of the highest quality. The aroma and/or appearance of essential/carrier oils and various butters used in salves may vary with each re-order. We cannot guarantee that the product you order today will look and smell exactly like the one you ordered previously or like the one you ordered from another supplier. All "natural" products come from nature, and there is no standardization (although the term "natural" is not currently recognized in the U.S. by any regulatory entity). This variety is what makes essential oils so effective.

Our products are stored in a climate controlled environment 24/7. All our products are fresh, and we replenish our stock with regularity and as needed. Each order is prepared as it comes in; many of our products do not sit on a shelf pre-poured and pre-packaged.
Essential oils do not go rancid. For a product to go rancid, it must contain fat; essential oils do not contain fats. In some sizes, essential oils, carrier oils and other liquids are dispensed by weight, not by fluid ounces. This means that a bottle of a very light oil may be fuller than a bottle of a heavier, thicker oil. Bottles may not be filled to the top because the bottles may hold more than the stated amount, i.e., an 8 oz. bottle could hold almost 9 oz. of certain liquids. Some customers may be accustomed to using synthetic fragrance oils instead of essential oils. Fragrance oils should always smell the same. When this customer receives an order of pure essential oils, she may be disappointed that the essential oil does not smell the same as the synthetic fragrance oil. Some customers may have been ordering their essential oils from companies that do not specialize in essential oils as we do, and the customer is then disappointed at the subtle nuances of each pure essential oil purchased from us. Essential oils are impacted by what is known as terroir, the resultant oil & its properties will vary from crop to crop, and weather conditions will impact the color and aroma of an essential oil as will the country of origin. Before a customer orders a large quantity of an essential oil, we suggest that a sample be obtained due to our policy of no returns.
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SHIPPING OUTSIDE USA: Orders shipped outside the U.S. may be subject to local duty charges by your government. These charges are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Heritage Essential Oils is not responsible for any associated import fees that your country may impose. Please contact your local customs office to see what these charges are BEFORE placing your order. Estimated international shipping time is 4-10 days, but has taken up to a month. Length of time may vary based on international conflicts and issues.
Many customers outside the United States and Canada must pay via PayPal.

CUSTOMS FEES: By accessing the website from locations outside the United States, you do so at your own initiative, and are responsible for complying with applicable local laws. All taxes, custom charges, tariffs and duties imposed by customs are your sole responsibility. Heritage Essential Oils is not responsible for any associated import fees that your country may impose. These additional costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

DISCLAIMER: I understand that essential oils are not a substitute for professional medical care. I understand that the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the therapeutic suggestions or any statements made on this website about essential oils, carriers or other products offered by Heritage Essential Oils. The statements made on this website are for educational purposes and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. The data on this website is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information has been obtained from reliable sources and is posted for our customers to review and to aid in further research.

We do not make any therapeutic claims for any Dietary Supplements in accordance with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act and FDA regulations. We disclaim any liability if the user uses or prescribes any remedy or essential oil, natural or otherwise, for him/herself or another. Please consult a licensed healthcare professional should a need be indicated.

Heritage Essential Oils shall, under no circumstance, be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind arising from, or in connection to, the use, misuse, or inability to use the materials and products available on said website. In no event shall Heritage Essential Oils total liability exceed the amount paid by the user for the materials or products.