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 to our organic inspectors that even our "non-organic ingredients" were produced without the use of toxic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge, solvents or irradiation.
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Our descriptions of essential oils are for external use only.
Pregnancy: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during pregnancy because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy, please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
- If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or any have medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to using essential oils. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.
- While essential oils may help to soothe the symptoms of viruses such as flu, there is no evidence at this time to suggest that inhaling or applying essential oils to the skin can prevent viruses from entering the body to prevent infection in the first place.
Allspice Essential Oil
Allspice essential oil helps increase circulation to the surface of the skin which helps deliver essential nutrients to the areas where they will offer the most benefits. Aromatherapy: Its rich, warm aroma encourages positive feelings and eases feelings of depression. Adding a bit to a diffuser may help to clear your mind of any stress or worries that have built up throughout your busy day.
Anise Essential Oil
The scent of Anise essential oil, fresh, sweet, and spicy has great deodorizing properties. Its antimicrobial properties can help keep acne-causing bacteria at bay. It also cleanses pores to help deter acne in the first place. Aromatherapy: An emotionally balancing oil, it helps to ease anxiety, stress, and nervousness and has a relaxing effect that can ease insomnia.
Basil Essential Oil
Basil essential oil enlivens dull-looking skin, improves skin tone, brightens the complexion, calms acne breakouts, and soothes irritated skin conditions. In hair care, basil cleanses, refreshes and adds luster to dull hair. Aromatherapy: The aromatic scent soothes headaches, helps promote concentration, and sharpens the senses after a stressful day.
Bay Laurel Essential Oil
Bay Laurel 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. In hair care, the oil is also considered to be a good tonic to stimulate hair growth and remove dandruff. Aromatherapy, it promotes peace of mind, confidence, and encourages creativity.
Bay, West Indian Essential Oil
West Indian Bay essential oil, 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. Aromatherapy: It has a calming and warming effect on emotions and helps relax body muscles and nerves.
Bergamot Essential Oil
The scent of Bergamot essential oil is fresh with hints of spice, floral, and citrus. It helps soothe dry, irritated skin. It balances skin oil production and helps soothe irritated skin making it an excellent choice for relieving symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. In hair care, it helps regulate excessive oiliness of the scalp and enhances natural luster. Aromatherapy: Bergamot helps relieve anxiety, stress, lethargy, nervousness, and insomnia.
Black Pepper Essential Oil
Black Pepper Essential Oil when applied topically in massage oil, is a warming, circulatory stimulant and is an excellent oil for muscular pain, cramps, fatigue, and stiffness. Aromatherapy: The dry, spicy, and woodsy scent 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 essential oil, high in carotene, has been found helpful with skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis and is a favorite for those with sensitive or mature skin. In hair care, carrot seed oil strengthens weak, damaged hair. Aromatherapy: The earthy aroma can help ease feelings of fatigue, weakness, anxiety, and stress.
Cassia Essential Oil
Cassia is a very potent essential oil that is used in small amounts to add a warm, spicy cinnamon aroma. When applied to the skin, cassia has a warming sensation that may help to soothe sore muscles and joints. Aromatherapy: The aroma of cassia oil has a relaxing, warming quality that can help reduce stress.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood essential oil can help to clear skin problems like eczema, rashes, and blemishes. It normalizes both dry and oily skin and hair. In hair care products, it helps minimize dandruff and hair loss by stimulating hair follicles. Aromatherapy: The warm, woody scent of Cedarwood promotes a relaxing environment.
Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon essential oil is great for circulation and sore muscles. A powerful antiseptic, cinnamon oil is great for oily complexions. Aromatherapy: 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. The Environmental Protection Agency considers citronella to be a “biopesticide” that has a non-toxic mode of action against insects. Aromatherapy: The fresh lemony aroma most often used to repel insects, has also been reported to relax the body and mind.
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, making it a great oil for both oily and dry skin. Aromatherapy: Clary sage helps relieve stress, anxiety, irritability, and depression and induces feelings of relaxation, clarity, and calmness.
Clove Bud Essential Oil
Clove Bud essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, and pain-relieving benefits. Its warming qualities may help ease arthritis and muscle aches. Aromatherapy: The spicy aroma reduces fatigue, stress, irritability, and headaches.
Coriander Essential Oil
Coriander helps balance natural skin oil production for a brighter, healthier complexion, helps soothe irritated skin, and is used in massages to relieve muscular aches and pains. Aromatherapy: Coriander, an invigorating, stimulating oil helps combat fatigue, nervous stress and lethargy.
Cypress Essential Oil
Cypress essential oil is an astringent useful for oily and blemished skin. Its ability to enhance circulation can help brighten dull complexions. In hair care, cypress oil is used to reduce oiliness in the scalp and is good for dandruff. Aromatherapy: The fresh warm, earthy, scent induces a calming and relaxing effect to help relieve nervous stress and anxiety.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil is used for many ailments, such as headaches, sinus congestion, and body aches and pains. In hair care, eucalyptus refreshes and stimulates the scalp and helps with dandruff. Aromatherapy: The fresh, camphoraceous scent helps renew a tired and sagging spirit, decrease exhaustion and mental fatigue,
Fennel Essential Oil
Fennel essential oil helps restore moisture to dry skin and tones dull, oily skin. Fennel has antiseptic properties and is stimulating to the circulation. Aromatherapy: It has a sweet aroma reminiscent of anise, which gives it a licorice-like scent which helps reduce stress and anxiety.
Fir Needle Essential Oil
Fir Needle, like other evergreen essential oils, has a long history of use 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. Aromatherapy: The aroma is invigorating, refreshing, and energizing.
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium essential oil has been used in the treatment of skin conditions due to its mild, soothing, and healing effects. It restores a balance between oily and dry skin and scalp, is good for all skin types, and a great hair care ingredient. Aromatherapy: the sweet floral relaxing aroma helps reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and tension.
Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger essential oil, a warming stimulating oil, increases circulation to help brighten a dull complexion and soothe irritated skin. In hair care, it stimulates scalp circulation for healthier hair. Aromatherapy: The scent sharpens the senses and helps reduce drowsiness, sadness, and irritability. For many, a simple whiff may help ease nausea and motion sickness.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Grapefruit essential oil is used as an astringent for oily skin, to refresh and energize the body, and as an airborne disinfectant. In hair care, citrus oils refresh, invigorate, and cleanse the scalp. Aromatherapy: The fresh aroma clears the mind, promotes positive energy, and helps relieve moodiness and mental and physical tiredness.
Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Juniper Berry essential oil tones the skin and is helpful for acne and oily skin. It is used in massage oils to ease joint and muscle pain. Steam inhalation may relieve congestion. In hair care, juniper balances oil production and stimulates the scalp. Aromatherapy: The scent has a calming and grounding effect, lifts the spirit, helps calm the nerves and relieve anxiety,
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil, probably the most versatile of all essential oils, tones the skin and is useful for acne, oily skin, burns, eczema, and psoriasis. In hair care, lavender helps balance oily or dry hair and scalp, soothes an irritated scalp and stimulates the hair follicles. Aromatherapy: Its calming properties help balance emotions, promote relaxation and sleep, and ease tension.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil, like other citrus oils, is wonderful for dull skin because it stimulates the microcirculation and balances skin oil production. In hair care, citrus oil helps balance the production of sebum and refresh and cleanse the scalp. Aromatherapy: Lemon oil brightens and warms your mood, calms, clears the head, increases mental alertness, improves memory, and reduces stress and headaches.
Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Lemon eucalyptus oil has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. When diluted in massage oil, it helps soothe aching muscles and joints. The aromatic oil has been used to help with congestion. Considered one of the most effective plant-based insect repellents, lemon eucalyptus oil offers natural protection from insect bites. Aromatherapy: The lemony aroma is energizing and yet relaxing.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass essential oil has healing, soothing and astringent properties that make it useful for acne, blemishes, and other skin inflammations. In hair care, lemongrass oil increases body, adds luster to dull hair, and may also help decrease hair loss and oily hair and scalp conditions. Aromatherapy: The scent, soothing, stimulating, and refreshing helps relieve tension, invigorate, and inspire.
Lime Essential Oil
Great skin tonics, citrus essential oils like Lime, stimulate the microcirculation, balance skin oil production, and are wonderful for dull skin. In hair care, they refresh, invigorate, and cleanse the scalp. Aromatherapy: Citrus oils, in general, are believed to stimulate positive energy and thus cause feelings of joy and happiness.
Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil
Litsea essential oil has gentle astringent properties that balance sebum production which works wonders for acne-prone skin or oily skin or hair. Used in a massage oil it can help increase circulation to ease pain and inflammation. Aromatherapy: The refreshing, uplifting, scent will liven up your day, promote relaxation, help clear your mind, and improve your mood.
Myrtle Essential Oil
The astringent properties of Myrtle essential oil make it a good choice for oily skin and acne, it is balancing and toning for all skin types. Its soothing properties make it useful for bringing relief to numerous types of red or irritated skin conditions. Aromatherapy: The scent has a mild sedative action that promotes restful sleep, and positive and calming atmosphere to ease anxiety.
Nutmeg Essential Oil
Nutmeg essential oil, like cinnamon and clove, contains eugenol, which makes it useful for treating muscular and joint pain. It can also be found in treatments for dull or oily skin. Aromatherapy: The spicy aroma stimulates the brain, helps decrease mental exhaustion and stress. The warming scent may also help promote sleep and induce a sense of relaxation.
Orange Essential Oil
Sweet Orange essential oil helps stimulate microcirculation to improve the appearance of dull skin. It balances skin oil production to help oily hair and acne-prone skin. Aromatherapy: The uplifting scent brightens and warms your mood, calms, encourages, clears the head, increases mental alertness, improves memory, and reduces stress and headaches.
Palmarosa Essential Oil
Palmarosa essential oil moisturizes, hydrates, and the anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties may help ease dry skin, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. In hair care, it helps regulate sebum production. Aromatherapy: Refreshing, soothing, and uplifting to the emotions, the scent eases stress and helps promote a good night's sleep.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli essential oil, seems to calm everything down, including the skin. It helps ease acne, dermatitis, and eczema. In hair care, patchouli balances oil production and is good for both dry and oily scalps. Aromatherapy: The warmth and depth of its aroma make this relaxing and peace-inducing oil a favorite for meditation. It can help balance emotions, encourage restful sleep, and improve mood.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil has both cooling and warming sensations which may help ease headaches, muscle aches, and inflammation. In hair care, it refreshes and promotes blood circulation which stimulates growth. Aromatherapy: The scent helps refresh the senses, and relieve mental fatigue, anxiety, and depression. It is also excellent for stuffy heads, motion sickness, headaches, and nausea.
Petitgrain Essential Oil
Petitgrain essential oil is a balancing oil that helps clear and tone the skin. Its antibacterial properties help ease acne and its antispasmodic properties make it a great massage oil to ease muscle aches and pains. In hair care, It helps cleanse hair and remove excess oil leaving hair feeling clean and fresh. Aromatherapy: Its relaxing and calming effect helps relieve nervous tension and anxiety and lift feelings of stress and depression.
Pine Needle Essential Oil
When added to a massaged oil, Pine Needle essential oil promotes circulation, helps relieve muscle fatigue, soothes sore muscles, and helps ease inflamed joints. Pine essential oil also helps soothe itchy skin, which may be helpful for eczema or other skin irritations. Aromatherapy: 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 and acne. It is good for eczema, relieves muscle aches, and has antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. In hair care, rosemary is a good tonic for thinning hair and dandruff. Aromatherapy: The invigorating fragrance helps reduce stress, stimulates mental alertness, enhances concentration, and improves memory.
Sage Essential Oil
Sage essential oil is believed to improve dull complexions, firm tissues, and diminishing the appearance of enlarged pores. It has antibacterial and astringent properties that may help ease problems with oily skin and acne. In hair care, it stimulates hair growth and helps decrease hair loss. Aromatherapy: Sage helps stimulate and clarify the mind, improve memory and attentiveness and aid with mental fatigue.
Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint essential oil helps cleanse and close pores and tighten skin. It controls oil production but is gentle enough to use for combination skin. The anti-inflammatory and cooling properties of the oil can help soothe aching muscles and joints. In hair care, it can help treat scalp conditions like dandruff and add luster to dull hair. Aromatherapy: The sweet, refreshing, uplifting scent evokes a sense of focus and a positive mood.
Tangerine Essential Oil
Tangerine essential oil, like other citrus essential oils, stimulates microcirculation, balances skin oil production, and helps balance skin oil production. In hair care, citrus oils refresh, invigorate, and cleanse the scalp. Aromatherapy: The aroma lifts your spirits and stimulates positive energy to brighten your mood. Its calming effect eases tension and headaches and promotes feelings of joy and happiness.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil helps heal infections, soothe skin disorders like topical allergic reactions, rashes, and burns and helps fight acne without causing dryness. In hair care, tea tree oil is used as a treatment for oily hair, dandruff, and itchiness. Aromatherapy: The fresh, purifying scent will help soothe your mind, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep quality. The aromatic vapors can help relieve symptoms of clogged sinuses and colds.
Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme essential oil one of the oldest medicinal herbs has been recognized since antiquity for its cleansing, mildly astringent, healing, and soothing effects on the skin. In hair care, thyme is used in deep cleansing shampoos and may help with hair loss and dandruff. Aromatherapy: Thyme helps relieve feelings of stress and anxiety. During cold and flu season diffusing a few drops of thyme essential oil can help fight the bacteria and viruses and cleanse and refresh the air in your home.
Vetiver Essential Oil
Vetiver essential oil helps normalize oily skin and clear acne, has a rejuvenating effect on mature skin and soothes irritated and inflamed skin. Aromatherapy: 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 essential oil good for all skin types. Its antiseptic properties make it helpful for acne-prone skin. In hair care, it stimulates the scalp and helps balance the production of sebum. Aromatherapy: Ylang Ylang promotes relaxation, and calms anxiety. Its penetrating aroma also improves mood and helps to stimulate positive feelings.
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