Aromatherapy uses essential oils from plants in order to promote healing and wellness in the body, as well as in the home. Essential oils are the concentrated extracts from plant materials like barks, roots, peels, and leaves, which constitute the very essence of the plant. Plants have been used for their healing properties for centuries, and essential oils are widely used in many different aspects of life today.
Bergamot: This uplifting citrus aroma is expressed from the peel of the Bergamot fruit, and has strong antiseptic qualities. Perfect for a cleansing and revitalizing atmosphere! Precautions: Can cause photosensitivity in sunlight. Ideal for diffusing, and only recommended for use in massage by qualified aromatherapists.
Breathe Ease: This blend provides gentle relief for congestion. * This can be used in steam inhalation, diffused, or blended with a carrier oil to rub on the chest. Breathe deep! CONTAINS: Eucalytpus globulus (Eucalyptus Globulus), Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree), Melaleuca leucadendron (Cajeput), Melaleuca quinquenervia (Niaouli), Ravensara aromatica (Ravensara), Eucalyptus radiata (Eucalyptus Radiata), Mentha piperita (Peppermint).
Defense: This aromatherapeutic blend is specially formulated by our Certified Aromatherapists to help defend and boost your immune system.* Defense Blend contains: Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus), Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit), Mentha piperita (Peppermint), Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree), Eugenia caryophyllata (Clove Bud), Melaleuca quinquenervia (Niaouli), Melaleuca cajuputi (Cajeput), Cinnamomum camphora (Ravintsara).
Eucalyptus Globulus: This organic oil is steam distilled from the small branches and leaves of the Eucalyptus plant. Eucalyptus is well known for its clearing and antiseptic properties, and is thus extremely useful during the winter months. We recommend using Eucalyptus oil in a steam inhalation to help clear congestion!
French Lavender: Also known as Clonal Lavender, this Lavender grows at low altitude in the Provence region of France. It has a lower ester content than High Altitude Lavender, giving it a slightly more pungent and earthy aroma. Lavender is a gentle oil and is widely accepted as the most versatile oil in aromatherapy! Great for helping you to unwind and relax, this oil blends well with almost any other essential oil.
Focus: This aromatherapeutic blend is specially formulated by our Certified Aromatherapists to increase mental clarity and concentration. * Focus Blend contains: Citrus bergamia (Bergamot), Citrus limon (Lemon), Rosemarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium), Mentha piperita (Peppermint), Salvia lavandulaefolia (Sage), Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood), Ocimum basilicum (Basil), Litsea cubeba (Maychang).
Frankincense: This smoky, woody oil is considered by many cultures to be the most spiritual and prized of all essential oils. It is used in prayer and meditation, as well as in skincare preparations. Frankincense is great for quieting the mind after a hectic day!
Grapefruit: We selected this beautiful Grapefruit oil, produced in the USA, for its clean and fresh odor. Grapefruit has a particularly wonderful uplifting aroma, and is great for refreshing the mind and home. This oil blends well with other citrus oils, as well as herb oils.
Head Aide: This aromatherapeutic blend is specially formulated by our Certified Aromatherapists to help soothe and relieve minor headaches.* CONTAINS: Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile), Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit), Lavandula officinalis (French Lavender), Citrus aurantifolia (Lime), Mentha piperita (Peppermint), Origanum majorana (Marjoram), Ocimum basilicum (Basil), Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa), Mentha spicata (Spearmint).
Jasmine: Jasmine Absolute is extracted from a concrete that is made with the flowers of the plant, picked by hand only in the evening. For your convenience, we have diluted this concentrated essential oil at a ratio of 3% in organic jojoba oil – also making it more easily affordable. Jasmine is an intensely floral, sensuous oil that is a luxurious addition to skincare. This dilution may be used directly on the skin in small quantities or combined with other oils as a massage or bath blend. Precautions: Not recommended for use during pregnancy.
Lemon: This organic oil is grown in Sicily, and the peel is pressed to give us this wonderfully zesty aroma! This tangy oil has a great clearing effect, and is great to help recover from colds. For oil burning or using in baths, we recommend blending our Lemon oil with Lavender, Geranium, and Sandalwood.
Lemongrass: Lemongrass, like most lemon-scented essential oils, is very refreshing. This is a great oil to use in a burner or diffuser to help keep insects away during the summer months. Precautions: Lemongrass essential oil should be used in moderation by those with sensitive skin.
Muscle Soothe: This amazing blend is formulated to help relieve the pain of sore muscles. * Great for athletes and those with physical jobs and activities, this blend can be used with a carrier oil to gently massage the pain away! CONTAINS: Rosmarinus officianalis (Rosemary), Mentha piperita (Peppermint), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender, French), Origanum marjorana (Marjoram, Sweet), Pinus sylvestris (Pine, Scotch), Melaleuca leucadendron (Cajeput), Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile, Roman), Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen).
Om: This is a centering blend that promotes inner peace. * Use our OM oil for relaxation and meditation. CONTAINS: Boswellia carterii (Frankincense), Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli), Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood, Himalayan), Citrus reticulata (Tangerine), Santalum austrocaledonicum (Sandalwood), Vetiveria zizaniodes (Vetiver, Haiti), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender, French), Citrus limonum (Lemon), Amyris balsamifera (Amyris).
Peppermint: Acknowledged as the best quality Peppermint available, English Peppermint is at the luxury end of the market. English Peppermint in used for after-dinner mints and mint liqueurs, and offers a smooth and rounded oil. Peppermint oil is a great comforting aroma to be used to ease nausea, to refresh, or even as an insect repellent!
Purify: A wonderfully detoxifying blend for rejuvenation. * Use to cleanse and refresh for a centering effect! Citrus limonum (Lemon), Juniperus communis (Juniperberry), Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa), Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit), Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium, Egyptian), Juniperus virginiana (Cedarwood, Virginian), Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel, Sweet).
Rose Otto: Rose has been highly prized for centuries. There are over 10,000 types of cultivated rose, many of which are extensively used in toiletries for both men and women. Rose Otto is the distilled oil, produced by water or steam distillation from very fresh petals. The fragility of the petals necessitates great skill in production, and rareESSENCE has selected this oil for its purity and quality. For your convenience, our oil has been diluted to 3% in organic Jojoba Oil, a very fine oil high in vitamin E. This blend is perfect for facial massage, or combined with other oils as a massage or bath blend! Precautions: Do not use during the first 4 months of pregnancy.
Sandalwood: This amazing essential oil is produced under licence from the Government of Vanuatu, where the timber is grown in sustainable replanting programs. Some is grown in plantation and some by small crop farmers who rely on it as their sole source of income. The distillery uses locally-produced coconut oil as a biofuel. This wonderfully mellow oil helps to create a cozy atmosphere, and can be used in an oil burner or in a massage oil blend!
Sleep: Our Sleep blend is a wonderful natural alternative to help aid in restful sleep. * Breathe deeply! This oil can be diffused into the air, or used with a carrier oil to rub on the bottoms of your feet to promote a calm night of sleep. CONTAINS: Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender, French), Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium, Egyptian), Citrus sinensis (Orange, Sweet), Vetiveria zizaniodes (Vetiver, Haiti), Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile, Roman), Salvia sclarea (Clary Sage), Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood, Himalayan).
Stress Less: This incredible blend has been formulated by our expert Aromatherapists to help you release anxiety and quiet the mind. * A wonderful blend for use during meditation and yoga practices. CONTAINS: Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang 1), Citrus bergamis (Bergamot), Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium, Egyptian), Salvia sclarea (Clary Sage), Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood, Himalayan), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender, French), Citrus reticulata (Tangerine).
Sweet Orange: This beautiful, organic essential oil is extracted from the skin of the fruit. This Sweet Orange oil gives a wonderful heart-warming aroma when used in baths or other spa treatments. Precautions: To be used in moderation by those with sensitive skin.
Tea Tree: Tea Tree Oil has found great acceptance worldwide, not just with aromatherapists, but also with pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and clinics. Tea Tree is highly anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. This versatile oil can be used for cleaning the home and body, or for steaming facials and foot baths. Precautions: Tea Tree may irritate some sensitive skins.
Vetiver: Deep, sweet, earthy aroma. Recognized for its relaxing and grounding properties. This is a good oil for anyone experiencing anxiety or stress. Precautions: Avoid use during pregnancy and with care thereafter.
Ylang Ylang: Ylang Ylang means “flower of flowers” and is extracted by steam distillation from the flowers of a tropical tree that grows in the Indian Ocean. Ylang Ylang Extra is very highly regarded for its use in high quality perfumes. This sensual oil can be used in massage blends, or for diffusing a wonderfully exotic aroma!
Essential oils, if used correctly, are safe and pleasant to use. They are, however, very concentrated and powerful, so certain precautions should be taken. If in any doubt about their safe use or effects, consult a qualified aromatherapist or seek medical advice. Some general guidelines for safe use are:
- Never take essential oils internally
- Avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes
- Seek professional/medical advice before use if you are pregnant
- Seek medical advice before use if you have a medical condition (such as epilepsy, high blood pressure, etc).
- If you have an adverse reaction to an essential oil, stop use immediately and seek professional/medical advice.
- Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin (or in the bath if you have sensitive skin).
- Store essential oils in dark glass bottles, upright, at a steady temperature away from bright sunlight.
- Keep essential oils away from children and pets.
- Essential oils are flammable and may also corrode polished surfaces, rubber, and plastic.
*THIS STATEMENT HAS NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.