We chose essential oils for their skin care benefits and for the aromatherapy they offer.
Essential oils have an immediate impact on our sense of smell. Only natural botanical essential oils can cause various neurochemicals to be released in the brain which can affect the body, mind, and spirit.
Although synthetic fragrances or "nature identical" oils are available in a wider selection and at a much lower cost, we use only the purest natural plant essential oils, not those cut or adulterated with inferior oils or chemicals.
We use USDA certified organic essential oils whenever possible, but even our conventional essential oils must meet strict standards. Since we are a certified organic company, we are required to submit documentation that even our "non-organic ingredients" were produced without the use of toxic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge, solvents or irradiation.
Go to our Blog Pages and click "Essential Oils" in the category section on the left to read a lot more information on essential oils.
If you are pregnant or under a doctor's care for any medical condition, please consult your healthcare provider before using essential oils.
Allspice Essential Oil
The term “allspice” refers to its aroma that resembles a blend of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and black pepper.
Anise Essential Oil
The scent is fresh, sweet, and spicy. It is often used by fishermen to remove human scent so fish will be more apt to bite. It has great deodorizing properties and a warm, sweet licorice-like aroma.
Basil Essential Oil
Basil enlivens dull-looking skin and adds luster to dull hair. The scent is fresh, uplifting, warm, spicy and herbaceous.
Bay Laurel Essential Oil
Bay Laurel, Laurus nobilis, is the "bay leaf" that is used in cooking. The essential oil, extracted from the leaves, has a strong, spicy, herbaceous, and sometimes medicinal scent that is uplifting and promotes peace of mind.
Bay, West Indian Essential Oil
West Indian bay, with its sweet and spicy scent, is the main ingredient for the fragrance bay rum. Years before bay rum was used as a toiletry, it was used as a rub for sore muscles, aches and pains. Bay essential oil is also helpful with hair and scalp conditions.
Bergamot Essential Oil
The scent of bergamot is fresh with hints of spice, floral and citrus. Its astringent quality helps regulate excessive oiliness of the skin and scalp. Its deodorizing action refreshes your body. Bergamot is second only to lavender in its ability to relax brain waves through aromatherapy.
Black Pepper Essential Oil
The scent is dry, spicy and woody. Black Pepper Oil is a circulatory stimulant and is an excellent oil for muscular pain, fatigue and to help decrease hair loss. It stimulates the mind and strengthens focus.
Caraway Seed Essential Oil
Caraway Seeds have a long history of culinary and medicinal use. The essential oil, extracted from the seeds, can help balance oily skin and clear acne. In hair care, it soothes itchy scalps and helps with dandruff and other scalp problems. In aromatherapy, it helps alleviate mental strain and emotional fatigue.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Carrot seed oil, high in carotene, revitalizes, tones, and improves skin elasticity, giving it a fresher, firmer appearance. It has been found helpful with skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. In hair care, carrot seed oil strengthens weak, damaged hair.
Cassia Essential Oil
Cassia is used in small amounts to add a warm, spicy cinnamon aroma. It is characterized in aromatherapy as energizing, invigorating, refreshing, stimulating, vitalizing, warming and an aphrodisiac.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood is highly valued in dermatology for its help clearing skin problems like eczema, rashes and blemishes. It normalizes both dry and oily skin. In hair care products, cedarwood oil normalizes both dry and oily hair. It helps minimize dandruff and hair loss by stimulating hair follicles.
Cinnamon Essential Oil
It is great for circulation and sore muscles. A powerful antiseptic, cinnamon oil is great for oily complexions. A physical and emotional stimulant, increases libido and helps relieve depression. Researchers found that just having the aroma in the room reduces drowsiness, irritability, and the pain and frequency of headaches.
Citronella Essential Oil
Citronella naturally repels mosquitos and other bugs. It has been registered as a gentle, plant-based insect repellent in the United States since 1948 and Environmental Protection Agency considers citronella to be a “biopesticide” that has a nontoxic mode of action against insects.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
The natural soothing qualities of clary sage help reduce skin inflammation and heal rashes. It also helps regulate and balance the production of natural skin oils and tones the skin as a mild astringent, making it a great oil for both oily and dry skin.
Clove Bud Essential Oil
Clove Bud oil has antiseptic and pain-relieving benefits. It is best known for its association with dental practices. Sniffing the spicy aroma reduces drowsiness, anxiety, irritability and headaches, assists memory recall, adds clarity to the mind and increases circulation.
Coriander Essential Oil
Coriander infused oils have been used in massages to relieve muscular aches and pains, and rheumatism. It also helps absorb excess oil and balance skin oils. Coriander clears the mind and freshens the intellect, while its spicy aroma combats fatigue, nervous stress and lethargy.
Cypress Essential Oil
A good natural deodorant, cypress is an astringent useful for oily and blemished skin. In hair care, cypress oil is used to reduce oiliness in the scalp and is good for dandruff. Often included in regimens for treating hair loss since it helps increase circulation to the follicles.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
A natural deodorant, eucalyptus is also used for respiratory ailments, headaches and other body aches and pains. In hair care products, eucalyptus refreshes and stimulates the scalp, promotes increased blood circulation, stimulates growth, helps with dandruff and promotes a healthy scalp.
Fennel Essential Oil
Fennel oil restores moisture to dry and dehydrated skin, tones dull, oily and mature skin and helps minimize puffiness around the eyes. Fennel has antiseptic properties and is stimulating to the circulation. Reduces stress and nervousness and stimulates feelings of courage during vulnerable or emotionally low times. It may also increase sexual desire.
Fir Needle Essential Oil
Fir Needle is used in perfumery to obtain woodsy scents. Evergreen essential oils have a long history of use in the sauna, steam bath, and as an additive to baths and massage products targeting sore muscles and relaxation. In hair care, Ancient Egyptians made a hair growth formula from fir needle oil and massaged it into their scalps.
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium, with its mild, soothing and healing effects, is believed to stimulate cell regeneration and has been used in the treatment of skin inflammation. Since geranium oil restores the balance between oily and dry skin and scalp, it is good for all skin type and a great hair care ingredient.
Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger, a warming, stimulating oil well known for its ability to increase circulation, also helps heal and ward off infections and colds. The scent warms the soul, sharpens the senses, improves memory and aids in recall.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
It is used as an astringent for oily skin, to refresh and energize the body, and as an airborne disinfectant. The fresh, sweet, citrus aroma clears the mind, relieves melancholy, muscle fatigue, lack of energy, jet lag, headaches, moodiness and mental and physical tiredness.
Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Juniper Berry oil tones the skin and is used for acne, eczema, oily skin, and psoriasis. A natural deodorant, juniper berry oil is used in massage oils, liniments, and baths to treat joint and muscle pain. Steam inhalation may relieve bronchial congestion. In hair care, juniper balances oil production and stimulates the scalp to relieve dandruff and promote hair growth.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is believed to stimulate the immune system to promote healing and ease inflammation. Lavender tones the skin and is useful for acne, oily skin, burns, sunburn, wounds, eczema, psoriasis and insect bites. In hair care, lavender helps balance oily or dry hair and scalp, soothes an irritated scalp and stimulates the hair follicles to help foster hair growth. Lavender is often paired with rosemary in hair care formulas. Their synergistic properties are great for hair care.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon, like other citrus oils, is wonderful for dull skin because it stimulates the microcirculation and balances skin oil production. Citrus oil brightens and warms your mood, calms, encourages, clears the head, increases mental alertness, improves memory, and reduces stress and headaches. In hair care, citrus oil helps balance the production of sebum and refresh and cleanse the scalp.
Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Lemon eucalyptus oil, a strong anti-fungal and antiseptic, has been used to treat athlete’s foot. When diluted in massage oil, it helps soothe aching muscles and joints. The aromatic leaf oils have been used in steam inhalation to help with nasal congestion, sore throat and cold symptoms. Considered one of the most effective plant-based insect repellents, lemon eucalyptus oil offers natural protection from insect bites.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass essential oil has antibacterial, antiseptic and healing and soothing properties. Its astringent properties make it useful in the treatment of acne, blemishes, and other skin inflammations. In hair care, lemongrass oil increases fullness and body and adds luster to dull hair. It may also be an effective treatment to combat hair loss and oily hair and scalp conditions.
Lime Essential Oil
Great skin tonics, citrus oils, stimulate the microcirculation and balance skin oil production and are wonderful for dull skin. Citrus oils help balance the production of sebum. In hair care, they refresh, invigorate, and cleanse the scalp. Citrus oils, in general, are believed to stimulate positive energy and thus cause feelings of joy and happiness.
Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil
Litsea has antiseptic, anti fungal and antiviral properties, which can help with coughs, colds and athletes foot. A great nervous system tonic, it helps clear your mind when feeling anxious or stressed.
Myrtle Essential Oil
It has antiseptic and bactericidal properties. Although its astringent properties make it a good choice for oily skin and acne, it is balancing and toning for all skin types and is useful in treating irritated and inflamed skin.
Nutmeg Essential Oil
Nutmeg, like cinnamon and cloves, contains eugenol, which makes it useful for treating muscular and joint pain. Researchers found that the spicy aroma stimulates the brain and helps decrease mental exhaustion and stress.
Orange Essential Oil
Great skin tonics, citrus oils, stimulate the microcirculation, balance skin oil production, and support tissue regeneration. They are wonderful for dull skin. In hair care, citrus oil helps balance the production of sebum. They refresh, invigorate, and cleanse the scalp. Citrus oil brightens and warms your mood, calms, encourages, clears the head, increases mental alertness, improves memory, and reduces stress and headaches.
Palmarosa Essential Oil
Palmarosa moisturizes, hydrates, balances sebum production and helps dull, mature skin by stimulating cellular regeneration. The oil has antiseptic qualities and may be beneficial for skin infections, including acne and dermatitis. In hair care palmarosa helps regulate sebum production.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli, an effective anti-inflammatory agent, helps relieve acne, dermatitis and eczema. Don’t let its powerful scent fool you, it is a gentle oil used in many anti-wrinkle products. In hair care, patchouli balances oil production making it a great treatment for oily scalp and dandruff as well as for dry hair and scalp.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint's cooling power comes from the high percentage of menthol in its leaves. Menthol has antibacterial properties and is used externally in liniments to stimulate nerve endings and increase local blood flow. It is a good treatment for eczema, dermatitis, inflammation, muscle aches and dandruff.
Petitgrain Essential Oil
Petitgrain is a balancing oil that helps clear and tone the skin. It helps relieve insomnia and lift depression. Its relaxing and calming effect helps relieve anxiety and panic.
Pine Needle Essential Oil
When massaged into the skin, pine needle oil promotes circulation and soothes sore joints and muscles. A true disinfectant, it is excellent for viral infections. It has warm revitalizing properties that promote feelings of energy and well being--Refreshing to a tired mind.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil balances oily or problem skin, and helps in the treatment of comedones (pimples, whiteheads, blackheads) and acne. It is good for eczema and relieves muscle aches. It has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
In hair care, rosemary is a good tonic for thinning hair and dandruff. Rosemary encourages the growth of strong healthy hair by improving blood flow to the scalp, increases manageability and brings out the highlights of dark hair.
Sage Essential Oil
It is believed to improve dull complexions and firm tissues. Its antiseptic and astringent properties make it useful in treating minor skin irritations. In hair care, it stimulates hair growth and helps decrease hair loss.
Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint oil has a sweet, refreshing, uplifting scent that evokes a sense of focus and positive mood. The menthol in spearmint has antibacterial properties and is used externally in liniments to stimulate nerve endings and increase local blood flow.
Tangerine Essential Oil
Tangerine, like other citrus oils, stimulates the microcirculation, balances skin oil production and is wonderful for dull skin. Citrus oils help balance the production of sebum. In hair care, citrus oils refresh, invigorate, and cleanse the scalp. Citrus oils, in general, are believed to stimulate positive energy and thus cause feelings of joy and happiness.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree helps heal infections and skin disorders and fights acne without causing dryness or other side effects of modern day acne treatments. Its antiseptic and healing properties make it a wonderful natural treatment for rosacea and scalp problems like dandruff and itchiness.
Tulsi (Holy Basil) Essential Oil
Tulsi oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and may help with skin and scalp problems. Tulsi enhances the luster of dull looking skin as well as hair. Some sources indicate that, like other basils, it will enhance clarity of thought and aid memory retention
Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme is known for its cleansing, mildly astringent, healing, and soothing effects on the skin. A poultice can be made from leaves to combat all forms of inflammation and infection. Thyme has a mild, fresh, and clean herbal scent making it a nice natural deodorant. In hair care thyme is used in deep cleansing shampoos and may help with hair loss and dandruff.
Vetiver Essential Oil
Vetiver helps normalize oily skin and clear acne, has a rejuvenating effect on mature skin, soothes irritated and inflamed skin, and has natural deodorizing properties. The scent settles the nerves, is emotionally calming, and establishes a feeling of balance and grounding, which is helpful in overcoming depression, insomnia and nervousness.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang is a balancing oil, good for dry, normal, oily, sensitive and combination skin types. Its antiseptic properties make it a good product for acne-prone skin. In hair care it stimulates the scalp and helps balance the production of sebum making it good for all hair types.
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