Essential Oils

  • Cinnamon Leaf $ 8.99

    Stimulating oil that is excellent for exhaustion. Very strong antiseptic oil therefore useful for preventing infection. A warming oil effective for easing muscular aches and pains. Not recommended for skin care. Cinnamon BARK should not...

  • Basil, Sweet $ 13.99

    The French (European) Basil is also known as Sweet Basil which has a higher percentage of linalool and is safe to use in aromatherapy. This aromatic plant is steam distilled using the flowering tops and...

  • Bergamot, F.C.F. $ 19.99

    Bergamot is the flavouring for Earl Grey tea and an ingredient of eau de cologne and other perfumes, room sprays and toiletries. Bergamot is grown in Italy for its essential oil and cannot be propagated...

  • Black Pepper $ 19.99

    One of the oldest spices used in flavouring. Warming and stimulating to body and mind. Piper nigrumFamily: PiperaceaeSource: IndiaPrecautions: Potential skin irritant – use in moderationMethod of use: Massage, VaporizationNote: MiddleBlends well with: Basil, Bergamot,...

  • Cajeput (White Tea Tree) $ 9.99

    Stimulating oil that helps put body and mind back to balance. Excellent for the respiratory, infections such as cold, laryngitis and bronchitis.Useful for its clearing properties. Its antiseptic properties make it useful for acne and...

  • Cedarwood Atlas $ 11.99

    Cedarwood is warming, calming and soothing for conditions associated with anxiety and nervous tension. Benefits oily skin conditions and is a good hair tonic for dandruff and alopecia. Cedrus atlanticaFamily: PinaceaeSource: MorrocoPrecautions: Avoid if epileptic...

  • Chamomile, German (Blue) $ 54.99

    Sweet, warm, herbaceous fragrance containing Azuline (a powerful anti-inflammatory agent). The blue color is from the presence of chamazulene which is formed during distillation of the oil. It is soothing, calming and inflammatory and valuable...

  • Citronella $ 3.99

    Uplifting and purifying effect. Useful for oily skin and excessive perspiration. Cymbopogon nardusFamily: Poaceae (Graminaeae)Source: CochinPrecautions: Avoid if pregnant or epileptic.Method of use: Massage, Bath, VaporizationNote: TopBlends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lavender, Tea TreeTraditionally...

  • Clary Sage $ 18.99

    Soothing and relaxing oil that upflifts the spirits and is a good nerve tonic. Known for its euphoric action. Used in hari care for greasy hair and dandruff by reducing excessive production of sebum. Salvia...

  • Cypress $ 18.49

    Has a woody clear and refreshing scent.Stregthens the nervous system, has a soothing effect.As an astringent is is useful for oily and over hydrated skin. Deodorant properties are used in a foot bath to reduce...

  • Eucalyptus Globulus $ 11.99

    Refreshing and stimulating oil that helps with concentration. The clean, crisp smell is valuable for clearing nasal or sinus congestion. It is also used for aches and pains due to its rubefacient (warming) effects. Eucalyptus...

  • Eucalyptus Radiata $ 11.99

    Refreshing and stimulating oil that helps with concentration. Clean, crisp smell helps with easier and deeper breathing and one of the most valuable oils for treating the respiratory system. Eucalyptus radiataFamily: MyrtaceaeSource: AustraliaPrecautions: Avoid if...

  • Fennel, Sweet $ 9.99

    Sweet, warm, spicy (aniseed-like aroma) used for flavouring and fragrancing. Fennel is a diurectic so it can assist in detoxifying the body and in the treatment of cellutlite. Cleansing and tonic action on mature skin...

  • Frankincense $ 34.00

    Sweet, woody, fragrance used extensively for incense and perfumes. Relaxing, clarifying, meditative, also recommended for anxiety and stress. Used for mature, wrinkled skin and may help balance oily skin. Boswellia carteriFamily: BurseraceaeSource: SomaliaMethod of use:...

  • Geranium, Chinese $ 19.99

    Sweet scent that is used in all types of fragrances and skin care products. Balancing oil on the nervous system, balances and harmonizes moods. Ideal for PMS and menopausal problems. Ideal for all skin conditions,...

  • Ginger $ 18.99

    Culinary oil with a spicy, woody scent used to flavor cookies, cakes, meats, liquers and soft drinks. Stimulating and grounding, sharpensand aids memory. Warming oil to relieve fatigue, muscular aches and pains. Zingiber officinaleFamily: ZingiberaceaeSource:...

  • Grapefruit $ 14.99

    Used for flavoring in candy, frozen desserts, baked goods and beverages. Refreshing and uplifting, ideal for stress. Having detoxifying and diuretic properties make it ideal for cellulite. Used as an astringent for oily, congested skin....

  • Juniperberry $ 22.75

    Relaxing and reviving, helps boost confidence. Excellent diurectic and detoxifier. Tonic for oily, congested skin. Juniperus communisFamily: CupressaceaeSource: CrotiaPrecautions: Best avoid during pregnancyMethod of use: Massage, VaporizationNote: MiddleBlends well with: Clary Sage, Cypress Geranium, Lavender,...

  • Lavender $ 14.99

    Lavender is used in perfume and a wide array of skin and hair products. Balancing oil with soothing and reviving qualities. Has sedative properties that are good for insomnia, nervous tension, headaches and migraines. Most...

  • Lemon (Expressed) $ 7.99

    Used in body products and extensively for flavoring food, beverages and fragrancing detergents and other cleaning products. Refreshing and uplifting and helps focus the mind. An astringent and antiseptic oil. Beneficial for oily, greasy skin....

What are Essential Oils?

The plant stores essential oil in tiny pockets in the leaf, bark, flower, fruit, entire aerial, resin or root depending on the plant. They are concentrated energy which the plant uses in times of crisis ie) drought, cold, or disease. When we extract essential oils, we are extracting a highly concentrated healing substance that is called an “oil”, but is not like a nut derived oil that leaves a stain.

What do you use Essential Oils with?

Essential oils are generally used either on their own, in a blend with a carrier oil or combination with other plant oils. Essential oils are never made from synthetic chemicals” Unless it totally derived from a plant, it is not an essential oil.

How do Essential Oils differ from Synthetic Olils

The difference between a synthetic oil and a natural one is that the pure essential oils already contain all necessary active ingredients and all necessary buffers, requiring no chemical additives to improve their effectiveness.

How concentrated are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are 75 to 100 times more concentrated than dried herbs and therefore should be used in small percentage ( 2 - 5%) in any massage oil.

What are the Physical Properties of Essential Oils

  • Are highly fragrant, concentrated and potent substances.
  • Non-oily in texture for they are not fat-based and being called “oils” is sometimes misleading. They have a lipid-soluble molecular structure which allows them to pass easily through the skin. They penetrate into the fat layers of skin quickly, which is why massage is such an effective treatment.
  • Volatile as they evaporate into air easily.
  • Oxidize easily, therefore caps should be tightly closed. A small amount of oil in a large bottle should be transferred to a small bottle so as to minimize oxygen exposure.
  • Sensitive to heat and should be stored in a cool place.
  • Sensitive to light and should be stored in dark bottles.
  • Do not dissolve in water.
  • Are not a stand product and will vary from batch to batch.
  • Are cytophylatic (regenerate new cell) and enhance the function of our organs.
  • Virtually all essential oils have bactericidal properties.

How do Essential Oils Vary in Quality?

Essential oils differ from year to year, many thing affect them and their composition: geographic location, soil, quality, climate, and the care and time taken to distill them properly. Through testing and experienced analysis, it is possible to determine their composition and purity; samples that show the oil to have been adulterated or to be of poor quality

Caution With Essential Oils

There are conditions which will have contraindications when using essential oils and cause the body to react in ways which may be harmful. Seek permission before using essential oils if there is history of illness or cancer in your family, if you are pregnant, diabetic, epileptic or having medical treatments. Although essential oils are valuable healing aids, they are much slower in healing than conventional cures – seek professional help in serious conditions. Aromatherapy is only a complementary therapy and must be treated as such.

How do you Store Essential Oils?

Essential oils are active plant material and therefore have a limited shelf life. Oils will remain effective for at least 12 months after purchase and can have a shelve life of up to seven years. Shelf life can be improved if the oil is stored in a cool dark place, out of direct sunlight. Citrus oils may be refridgerated – but not frozen for longer shelf life. The lid of the bottle should be replaced quickly and properly after use (to prevent oxidation by the air) Replacing a cap on the wrong bottle will spoil the contents of both bottles.

Factors Affecting Essential Oils

Essential oils are not a manufactured chemical or perfume. This means that every batch of oil can be slightly different, some factors which have strong influences on the quality of the oils are:

  • Country of Origin — purchasing only the best essential oils from small specialist suppliers in “unusual” countries will often determine the premium price. Factors that can affect this quality of essential oils include soil type, climate, use of chemical (fertilizers), harvesting, genetics, chemotype, age of the plant and method of extraction.
  • Market Forces — government legislation, civil wars; climatic disasters can all have a dramatic influence on the prices of oils.