Essential Oil Profiles

Below are descriptions for 54 conventional essential oils. For pricing information, please click on the bold link for each oil. Descriptions for 37 organic essential oils are also available.

Balsam: Copaiba Balsam

The copaiba is a tall tree that is native to regions of South America, most notably the Amazonian Basin of Brazil.

This 100% natural balsam is drawn from the trunks of the copaiba tree in a manner that does not harm the trees. It is then gently refined.

The balsam is pale yellow in hue and possesses a soft, pleasant, earthy, woody aroma. Natives have used Copaiba Balsam for generations for a wide range of topical applications.


Properties:

  • Caryophyllene (Sesquiterpene): 45.0-55.0%
  • Strongly Supportive of Healthy Skin and Hair
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Natural Fixative for Fragrance/Perfumery Applications


Uses:

Copaiba Balsam offers many benefits within cosmetic, personal care, aromatherapy and wellness applications. It is a valuable addition to personal care products intended to support damaged or problem skin and hair. Copaiba Balsam has a pleasant aroma and harmonizes with other aromatic compounds.

Copaiba Balsam is gaining more widespread attention for its use as a natural scent fixative.


Copaiba Balsam is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage: 1-3%

Essential Oil: Allspice, Jamaica

Allspice Essential Oil, Pimento officinalis, is similar in composition to clove and has a warm, spicy aroma. It has been used traditionally to relieve aching joints and muscles. Allspice Essential Oil is a warming oil which helps improve circulation and digestion, helps reduce cellulite, calms the nerves and promotes sleep. Use Allspice Oil a massage oil or muscle rub, being careful to dilute properly. It can be diffused to help relieve chest congestion. Allspice Essential Oil blends well with ginger, geranium, lavender, orange, patchouli and ylang ylang.

Use sparingly and well diluted on the skin because it can cause irritation.

Essential Oil: Ammi Visnaga, Morocco

Though still difficult to obtain, Ammi Visnaga Essential Oil is gaining recognition as one of the best essential oils to use to help control or minimize asthma attacks. Within her Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual, aromatherapy expert and instructor Sylla Sheppard-Hanger denotes that Ammi Visnaga Essential Oil is a bronchial dilator that can be especially helpful in helping to control asthma and bronchial spasms. She states that Ammi Visnaga lowers blood pressure, thins blood, and can help alleviate nervous tension and stress. Our Ammi Visnaga Oil possesses a unique earthy, herbal and slightly floral aroma. The oil is phototoxic and should not be used in topical formulations if you will be exposed to the sun within 12 hours of use. We agree with Sylla Sheppard-Hanger that Ammi Visnaga Essential Oil should be avoided with children, if pregnant and avoided with blood thinning applications.

Essential Oil: Amyris

Amyris Essential Oil, Amyris balsamifera, or "West Indian Sandalwood" has a pleasant, woody scent that is often used in place of real Sandalwood Essential Oil. It is nice in blends, and helps anchor the top and middle notes of the blend. Amyris Oil is mainly used in perfumery and as a scent fixative in soap although it can be used in non-aromatherapy room fragrancing products.

Essential Oil: Angelica Root, England

Our Angelica Root Essential Oil is a clear/pale yellow oil with thin viscosity that is steam distilled from the roots of Angelica archangelica, a biennial herb that is most commonly grown in regions of northern Europe.

Angelica Root Essential Oil is valued for its aroma within fine fragrancing, perfumery and beauty/personal care applications. With its deep, grounding aroma, it is widely used as base note and can help to act as a natural fixative. Although the recipes are proprietary, Angelica Root is rumored to contribute to the distinctive aroma and flavor of Benedictine and Chartreuse, both fine French liquors with a fascinating history.

Our Angelica Root Oil possesses a rather deep, peppery/spicy, woody herbaceous aroma that blends well with many other essential oils and aromatics including oils in the wood, herbal, floral, spice and root families.

Within holistic aromatherapy applications, Angelica Root Essential Oil is considered grounding and may help ease the feelings of stress, anxiety and exhaustion. It is also said to act as an aphrodisiac for some.

Angelica Root Essential Oil is a photosensitizer. Use at less than 0.8% in products that remain on the surface of the skin to avoid risk of phototoxicity as recommended by IFRA and Essential Oil Safety (Edition 2) by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

Essential Oil: Anise, Egypt

Anise essential oil, Pimpinella anisum, possesses a fragrant aroma similar to licorice. Anise seed oil is used in massage formulations to help alleviate muscular aches and pains. Anise is also a useful expectorant. When used in soap, anise is said to mask human odors, making it a good addition to fisherman's or hunters soap.

Use sparingly on the skin because it can cause irritation.

Essential Oil: Bay Rum, Jamaica

Our pure, therapeutic quality Jamaican Bay Rum Essential Oil is golden yellow/amber in hue and is steam distilled from the leaves of Pimenta racemosa.

Within fragrancing applications and blending work, Bay Rum Essential Oil is considered a middle note. It is medium to strong in aromatic intensity and possesses a spicy, herbaceous scent that many also classify as masculine in aroma. It is especially well suited for soaps, after-shaves, colognes and other topical applications for men. It is also popular for inclusion in massage formulations and in formulations intended for overall wellness.

Bay Rum Essential Oil blends well with many other natural aromatics including essential oils within the wood, herbaceous, spice and citrus families.

Bay Rum Essential Oil is sometimes simply referred to as Bay Essential Oil. However, it is important not to confuse Bay Rum Essential Oil with that of Bay Laurel Essential Oil as both are different in properties and composition.

Below is a summary of the primary constituents present within our Bay Rum Essential Oil:

  • Eugenol (Phenol): 52.18%
  • Myrcene (Monoterpene): 19.47%
  • Chavicol (Phenol): 9.09%
  • Limonene (Monoterpene): 2.23%
  • Linalool (Monoterpenol): 2.04%
  • Eugenyl Acetate (Ester): 2.70%
  • Caryophyllene, Trans (Sesquiterpene): 1.99%
  • Methyleugenol (Ether): 1.38%

The recommended maximum for topical use is 0.9% as advised by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young within Essential Oil Safety (Edition 2).

Essential Oil: Bergamot (CP), Italy

Bergamot Essential Oil, Citrus bergamia, possesses a lovely light, fresh, floral citrus aroma that is uplifting, rejuvenating, and balancing. It helps to alleviate fatigue due to stress and is generally calming. Bergamot Essential Oil can help to balance an oily complexion and can be used in face creams and toners. It also helps repel insects. Use carefully in skin preparations as many citrus oils are known photosensitizers.

Bergamot Oil is what gives Earl Grey Tea its distinctive flavor. If you like Orange Essential Oil or other citrus essential oils, you will likely love Bergamot. Its aroma can be described as a sophisticated Orange Oil that includes woody and floral notes. (Tangerine Essential Oil and Mandarin Essential Oil lovers should also love Bergamot). Bergamot Essential Oil blends nicely with neroli, cypress, juniper, geranium, rose, ylang ylang and other florals. It is a favorite of perfumers.

Strong photosensitizer. Do not use on skin within 4 hours of exposure to the sun. Avoid during pregnancy. Not for use on babies or young children.

Essential Oil: Cajeput, Australia

Our pure, therapeutic quality Cajeput Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca cajuputi, a tree that is native to Australia. It contains 72% 1,8 Cineole and is well suited for use in a wide array of wellness applications and formulations intended to help support the immune system. Cajeput Essential Oil is also beneficial when incorporated into soap and household cleaning formulations.

Aromatically, Cajeput Essential Oil possesses a fresh and camphor-like aroma. It blends well with many other essential oils including those within the citrus, floral, mint and wood families.

Avoid in all formulations intended for babies and young children and avoid in any formulations intended for the face of all children as advised by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young within Essential Oil Safety (Edition 2).

Essential Oil: Cardamom, Sri Lanka

This is a beautiful Cardamom Essential Oil, Elettaria cardamomum. It does not have the sharp, bitter note that some poor quality cardamom essential oils have. Our Cardamom Oil is full-bodied and is true to the spice itself. Cardamom Essential Oil blends well with other spice, citrus and floral oils. It is said to treat digestive problems, coughs, loss of appetite and muscle pains. In India, it is considered to be an aphrodisiac.

Essential Oil: Carrot Seed, France

Carrot Seed Essential Oil, Daucus carota, has an earthy and woody aroma. Carrot Seed Oil is used primarily for its healing properties and effects on the skin. It stimulates circulation, repairs and tones the skin, increases elasticity, reduces the formation of wrinkles, and scars. Carrot seed oil is a good addition to face creams for women over 30. Carrot Seed Essential Oil is also useful for balancing oily and dry skin

Essential Oil: Catnip, USA

Catnip Essential Oil, Nepeta cataria, is from the mint family and has been used in folk medicine to help relieve headaches, migraines, cramps and fever. It is known as Catmint in the UK. Recently, Catnip Oil has been studied for its unparalleled effectiveness in repelling mosquitoes and other insects. Make your own nearly all-natural insect repellent: Using a 4 oz. bottle with sprayer top, combine 10 drops Lemon Eucalyptus, 5 drops Geranium, 5 drops Catnip Essential Oil and 10 drops Cedarwood Virginia into 1.5 oz. high proof alcohol and 1.5 oz. water. Essential oils do not stay dispersed in water or alcohol. Be sure that you shake well before each use and discontinue use immediately if irritation occurs. Our Polysorbate 20 can be used to help keep the essential oils emulsified.

Essential Oil: Cedarwood, Virginia

Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil, Juniperus virginiana, is actually a member of the juniper family. It is the source for most of the cedarwood essential oil available.

Aromatically, Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil is a base note. It possesses a beautifully deep, rich, woody aroma that resembles the scent of cedarwood closets. It is a highly versatile essential oil that tends to be an aromatic favorite among men.

Emotionally, Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil is a very grounding oil. It is a good choice for inclusion within blends intended to support relaxation and a sense of calm.

Within skin care applications, Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil can be helpful in blends intended to help combat oily skin. It is also helpful in supporting a healthy respiratory system. Insects tend to dislike the aroma of Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil, and that is one of the reasons why the wood has been used to make closets and to make cedarwood balls for use in long term clothing storage.

This Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil is a rectified essential oil. It contains no additives or solvents. It is an beautiful and economical choice for use within personal care and soap making applications.

Below is a summary of the primary constituents present within our Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil:

  • a-Cedrene (Sesquiterpene): 41%
  • Thujopsene (Sesquiterpene): 16%
  • Cedrol (Sesquiterpenol): 13%
  • B-Cedrene (Sesquiterpene): 8%

Essential Oil: Chamomile, German, England

German Chamomile Essential Oil, Matricaria recutita, possesses a very high content of azulene. Azulene is what gives German Chamomile Essential Oil its very deep blue color and reputation as a highly effective anti-inflammatory. German Chamomile Essential Oil is an ideal choice for inclusion in formulations intended for skin inflammation, infections, dry, itchy skin, insect bites, acne and other irritations.

Essential Oil: Chamomile, Roman, United Kingdom

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil, Anthemis nobilis, is traditionally used in formulations intended to promote sleep, relaxation and encourage a sense of calm. In personal care, aromatherapy and massage work, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil acts as a noteworthy anti-inflammatory.

Due to its sedating properties, avoid use while driving or drinking.

Essential Oil: Cinnamon Bark, Indonesia

Our Indonesian Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is steam distilled from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum burmanni tree. It is a warm, highly aromatic, spicy oil that possesses an aroma that is a cross between traditional Cinnamon Bark Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and Cassia Bark Oil (Cinnamomum cassia). It is an affordable alternative to Cinnamomum zeylanicum and is well suited, in appropriate safe dilutions, for use in soaps, personal care and room fragrancing applications.

The beautiful, spicy aroma blends well with oils in the citrus, floral, spice, woods and resin categories. It blends especially well with clove, ylang ylang, rose, frankincense, geranium and patchouli.

It is a favorite aroma of all genders and ages. The aroma is quite concentrated, and a little goes a long way. It can bring a lovely warmth and complexity to otherwise ordinary blends.

For holistic aromatherapy applications, Indonesian Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is especially energizing and uplifting. Although spice oils like Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil are warming and are most commonly used during the Autumn and Winter seasons, the oil is lovely to use at any time of year. As a warming oil, it is a wonderful addition to massage oil blends. However, do not exceed the recommended usage rate.

Use extreme care when including Indonesian Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil in topical applications and do not exceed 0.07% in leave-on topical applications as recommended by IFRA and Essential Oil Safety (Edition 2) by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

Essential Oil: Cinnamon Bark, Madagascar

Cinnamon bark essential oil, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, is a warm, highly aromatic, spicy oil that has excellent antiseptic properties and can be used to cleanse and purify the air. It can help relieve nausea, reduce arthritic aches and pains and ward of colds and flu. It must be used with caution on the skin. The beautiful, spicy scent of cinnamon blends well with clove, ylang ylang, citrus oils, rose, frankincense, geranium, patchouli and other spice oils.

Essential Oil: Clary Sage, England

Clary Sage Essential Oil, Salvia sclarea, is a beautiful, earthy and herbaceous oil with a hint of floral. Aromatically, it blends well with jasmine, geranium, lavender, bergamot, orange, ylang ylang, rosewood, rose, sandalwood and chamomile essential oils.

Within holistic aromatherapy applications, it is a very calming oil that reduces stress, calms the nerves and promotes a sense of tranquility. In spiritual applications, it is said to help balance the spirit. It is especially balancing for women but should not be used during pregnancy.

Clary Sage Essential Oil should not be used in products intended for pregnant women. Due to its sedating properties, it should not be used while drinking or driving.

Essential Oil: Clove Bud, Sri Lanka

Clove Bud Essential Oil, Euginia caryophyllata, is a very warm, spicy and aromatic oil. It is most effective as an antiseptic when diffused, and is a wonder for toothaches and abscesses when dabbed on the tooth very, very carefully. Clove Bud Oil is a hot spice oil, and can burn if used on the skin undiluted. It is stimulating to the mind, enhances concentration and can act as an aphrodisiac. It blends well with lavender, bergamot, orange, vanilla, vetiver, ylang ylang and other florals. Clove Oil can help sweeten some medicinal smelling blends. It is a great oil for potpourris and other home fragrance products. Clove Bud Essential Oil is irritating to the skin and mucous membranes, so extreme care should be taken when using on the skin. It must be diluted to less than .75%.

Avoid Clove Bud Essential Oil during pregnancy and do not use on babies or young children. Extreme care should be taken when using on the skin.

Essential Oil: Cypress, Crete

Our pure, therapeutic quality Cypress Essential Oil is a lovely evergreen oil that is steam distilled from the leaves of Cupressus sempervirens, grown on the beautiful Greek island of Crete.

It is especially abundant in Pinene, L-Carene and other constituents present within the monoterpene family.

Its natural chemical composition makes Cypress Essential Oil widely used within skin and hair care, holistic wellbeing, massage, soap making, fragrancing and cleaning applications intended to support wellness and a healthy environment.

Cypress Essential Oil is an effective astringent and is well suited for inclusion in facial toners, after shaves and other applications that benefit from astringency. It is also a good choice for inclusion within natural deodorant formulations and formulations intended to help balance oily skin and hair.

Emotionally, Cypress Essential Oil is a gently stimulating, energizing essential oil that is ideal for aromatherapy, massage, wellness and soap making applications intended to energize and uplift the body and mind.

Within fragrancing applications and blending work, Cypress Essential Oil is considered a middle note. It is moderate in aromatic intensity and possesses a fresh, evergreen, slightly herbaceous scent.

Cypress Essential Oil is an aromatically versatile oil that blends well with many other natural aromatics including essential oils within the conifer, floral, mint, herbaceous and citrus families.

Below is a summary of the primary constituents present within our Cypress Essential Oil:

  • Pinene (Monoterpene): 52.58%
  • L-Carene (Monoterpene): 12.28%
  • a-Terpinyl Acetate (Ester): 5.12%
  • Terpinin-4-ol (Monoterpenol): 5.07%
  • a-Copaene (Sesquiterpene): 2.80%

Essential Oil: Eucalyptus Globulus, India

Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil is anti-microbial and is highly regarded for its use in easing respiratory complaints and for the relief of congestion. Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil is well suited for use in room mists, sprays and other products intended to help prevent and combat colds and flus. In the field of holistic aromatherapy, it is energizing, stimulates circulation and warms the body and increases concentration. In massage applications, it is useful for relieving rheumatic aches and pains. Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil acts as a natural insect repellent and can assist in the treatment of lice and athletes foot. It has a distinctive, dominant aroma that many find pleasant. It blends well with pine, spruce, cedarwood, tea tree, citrus and mint essential oils.

For children, diffuse Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil at half strength.

Essential Oil: Fennel, Sweet, Hungary

Sweet Fennel Essential Oil, Foeniculum vulgare dulce, has a sweet, licorice-like aroma. It is best known for its usefulness as a digestive aid, and it helps to relieve gas and indigestion. Fennel Essential Oil is often recommended for nursing mothers to increase milk flow and production. It is good in PMS blends and helps alleviate painful breasts during menstrual cycles. Fennel Oil is a good diuretic, cleansing oil, and is useful in baths for detoxification. Fennel Essential Oil eases stress, has a mild sedative effect yet is also uplifting. Fennel can be a bit overpowering, so use it sparingly with other oils such as lavender, lemon, rose, sandalwood, basil, cypress and bergamot.

Do not use Fennel Essential Oil during pregnancy or on babies and small children. Do not use if you suffer from epilepsy.

Essential Oil: Frankincense, Somalia

Frankincense Essential Oil, Boswellia carteri, is an ancient oil that has been used for centuries for meditation and spiritual practices. Frankincense Oil helps center the mind and calm the spirit. It is a good expectorant, and it can help relieve asthma and other bronchial congestive problems. Frankincense Essential Oil is woody, balsamic, and slightly spicy. It blends well with many oils including the citrus, spice and woody oils.

Essential Oil: Geranium, Egypt

Geranium Essential Oil, Pelargonium graveolens L, is considered to be a woman's essential oil because of its hormone balancing effect. It has been used to treat menstrual, menopausal, and infertility problems. Geranium Essential Oil helps relieve mastitis. It is useful in blends to aid wounds and burns. Geranium Oil is a good oil for skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis and shingles. It is also emotionally balancing. It combines nicely with oils such as bay, orange, rose, bergamot, clary sage, sandalwood, lavender, chamomile, lemon and other oils. Geranium Essential Oil also acts as an insect repellent and can be used in outdoor lotion bars.

Essential Oil: Ginger, Fresh Sweet, Indonesia

Ginger Essential Oil, Zingiber officinale, has a warm, strong, spicy aroma. This particular Ginger Oil is slightly sweeter and possesses less of the harsh "zing" that many other ginger essential oils are known for. Ginger Essential Oil can be calming yet also act as a stimulant. Within muscle and massage formulations, it helps to relieve soreness and stiffness in muscles and increases circulation. It also can strengthen the immune system during the cold season. Ginger Oil blends well with citrus oils, sandalwood, frankincense, cedarwood, and palmarosa.

Ginger Essential Oil is very strong, and it must be diluted significantly before using on skin or in the bath. Use it with caution during pregnancy.

Essential Oil: Grapefruit, Pink (CP), USA

Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Citrus paradisi, is aromatically sweeter than White Grapefruit Oil. It is cold pressed from the peels of pink grapefruits and possesses a fresh, clean, uplifting aroma. The aroma is slightly tart while also being pleasant and sweet and is generally well favored even by those that don't enjoy consuming the fresh fruit itself.

Within holistic aromatherapy applications, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil has been used to uplift the spirits and relieve stress. Within skin and hair care applications, it offers astringent properties that help to balance oily skin and hair. It is a useful addition to facial toners.

Aromatically, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil is very versatile and blends well with other citrus essential oils and oils in the mint, floral and wood families.

Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil is phototoxic. Avoid topical use within 4 hours of exposure to the sun.

Essential Oil: Hyssop, England

Although Hyssop Essential Oil, Hyssopus officinalis, is steam distilled from the lovely purple floral buds that adorn the hyssop plant, the essential oil possesses an aroma that is crisp, fresh, earthy, woody and slightly sweet. Within aromatherapy and natural fragrancing applications, Hyssop Oil is said to promote a sense of relaxation and to help calm the nerves.

Hyssop Essential Oil is traditionally used in diffusion and mist applications to help promote emotional and physical well being. However, it is also said that in skin care formulations, it may help soothe dry and flaky skin.

Hyssop Essential Oil is contraindicated in epilepsy and pregnancy.

Essential Oil: Juniper Berry, Hungary

Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Juniperus communis, possesses a warm, woody, peppery, pine aroma. In natural fragrancing applications, Juniper Oil is considered a middle note. It blends well with other essential oils in the wood, conifer, herbaceous, spice, mint and floral families.

Traditionally, Juniper was used by Native Americans to purify the air. It is especially abundant in a-pinene and other consituents within the monoterpene family. Its uplifting and energizing aroma is wonderfully suited for inclusion in room sprays and diffuser formulations.

Juniper Berry Oil is cleansing and can be incorporated into topical formulations to help balance and promote healthy skin and hair.

Essential Oil: Lavandin Grosso, France

Our Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil, Lavandula hybrida, is a hybrid lavender and is similar in properties to Lavandula Angustifolia Essential Oil. The Lavandin grosso plant, however, yields more oil, and is less costly. It also contains slightly more camphor than does Lavandula angustifolia. Lavandin Grosso Oil represents most of the lavender oil produced today.

Essential Oil: Lavandin, Spain

Our Lavandin Essential Oil, Lavandula hybrida, is produced by crossing English lavender and spike lavender oils. Lavandin Oil is more camphorous than Lavandula angustifolia and has similar, but less pronounced, therapeutic properties. Lavandin Essential Oil can be included in formulations intended for pain relief or disinfection.

Essential Oil: Lavender, Bulgaria

Our Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil, Lavandula officinalis or Lavandula angustifolia, is a high quality, full-bodied lavender that is less camphorous than most lavenders. Those who don't typically like the camphorous scent of lavender will likely favor the aroma of this lovely Lavender Oil. Lavender is traditionally used in calming formations. Lavender Essential Oil possesses numerous beneficial properties and is widely used in skin care, hair care and aromatherapy. Lavender Oil is considered the safest oil to use for babies and children provided it is used in especially low dilutions within your babycare and childcare formulations.

Essential Oil: Lemon (CP), USA

Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus limonium, is cold pressed from the peels of the fruit. It possesses a fresh, uplifting, lemony aroma. It is a pleasant and functional addition to cleaning formulations and air fresheners. Lemon Essential Oil helps to clean and cut grease while imparting a pleasant citrus aroma.

Within hair and skin care applications, the astringency of Lemon Essential Oil makes it useful for combating oily skin and hair. Within holistic aromatherapy, the bright, citrus scent is stimulating, but it also is said to aid in focus and concentration. Lemon Essential Oil is often used by spas and incorporated into body massage oils, body wraps and salt soaks.

Our Lemon Essential Oil is naturally comprised of 70% limonene, a monoterpene that is highly praised for its many beneficial properties and that contributes to the fresh, bright uplifting aroma of the oil.

Aromatically, Lemon Essential Oil is very versatile and blends well with other citrus essential oils and oils in the mint, floral, wood, herbaceous and spice families.

Citrus oils may become cloudy when subjected to cold temperatures due to the natural citrus wax present in the oil.

Do not exceed 2% in topical applications as recommended by Essential Oil Safety (Edition 2) by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young because Lemon Essential Oil is phototoxic.

Essential Oil: Lemon Tea Tree, Australia

Our pure, therapeutic quality Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is clear to pale yellow in hue. It is a wonderfully and intensely fragrant lemony essential oil that is steam distilled from the leaves of Australian Leptospermum petersonii.

Also known as the Lemon-Scented Tea Tree, Leptospermum petersonii is an attractive, smaller tree with very fragrant, lemony leaves that is sometimes also used and pruned as an ornamental tree or shrub.

Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil possesses a sweet, lemony aroma that is even more fragrant and intense than cold pressed Lemon Essential Oil. Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is abundant in citral (citral is comprised of geranial and neral), making the essential oil especially beneficial when incorporated into diffuser blends, sprays and other products intended to support the respiratory and immune systems and to support overall wellness.

When carefully used at minute dilutions within skin care applications, Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil can be helpful in formulations intended for oily skin.

With it's sweet, lemony aroma, Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil also helps to combat odors and is also a highly beneficial ingredient when incorporated into surface cleaners and other household cleaning products.

It is reported that insects hate the smell of Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil and therefore, it may be an effective deterrent. However, it is your responsibility to test the effectiveness of Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil for any products that you sell. If intending to create and sell any type of "insect repellent" products using Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil, it is your responsibility to procure the appropriate approval from the EFA or other regulatory agencies that oversee the area(s) that you intend to sell your products.

Emotionally, Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is a calming yet energizing essential oil that is ideal for aromatherapy, massage, wellness and soap making applications intended to energize and uplift the body and mind. The oil is abundant in citral and other aldehydes. Australian essential oil expert Salvatore Battaglia explains that aldehydes can be calming when used in low dilutions. [Salvatore Battaglia, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (Australia: The Perfect Potion, 2003), 82.]

The recommended maximum for topical use is 0.8% and avoid with children under 2 as advised by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young within Essential Oil Safety (Edition 2).

Below is a summary of the primary constituents present within our Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil:

  • Geranial: 31.96%
  • Citronellal: 28.44%
  • Neral: 21.66%
  • Isopulegol: 2.52%
  • Isopulegol : 1.90%
  • Myrcene: 1.51%
  • Citronellol: 1.29%

Essential Oil: Lime (CP), Mexico

Lime Essential Oil, Citrus aurantifolia, is cold pressed from the peels of the fruit. It possesses a fresh, citrusy aroma that is unmistakably lime. Lime Essential Oil offers the same therapeutic and blending properties of Lemon Oil, and can be used in much the same way. As with Lemon Essential Oil, Lime Oil is highly versatile and blends well with other citrus essential oils and oils in the mint, floral, wood, herbaceous and spice families.

Lime Essential Oil is phototoxic. Avoid topical use within 4 hours of exposure to the sun.

Essential Oil: Mandarin, Green, Italy

Our pure, therapeutic quality Green Mandarin Essential Oil is pale to medium green in hue. From Italy, it is a wonderfully and intensely fragrant essential oil that is cold pressed from the rinds of mandarins (Citrus reticulata) that haven't fully matured.

Aromatically, Green Mandarin Essential Oil is a beautiful, sweet yet pleasantly tart citrus oil. It possesses a wonderfully more dynamic, tart character than Red Mandarin Essential Oil.

For emotional applications, Green Mandarin Essential Oil is the perfect addition to formulations intended to promote calmness, relaxation and a sense of well-being. Green Mandarin Oil is gentle enough for children and can help relax them before sleep.

Green Mandarin Essential Oil is well suited for use in personal care products intended for oily skin or hair.

Aromatically, Green Mandarin Essential Oil is a beautiful, sweet yet pleasantly tart citrus oil. It blends well with other citrus essential oils and oils in the mint, floral, wood, herbaceous and spice families.

Cold pressed Green Mandarin Essential Oil is not phototoxic.

Below is a summary of the primary constituents present within our Green Mandarin Essential Oil:

  • Limonene: 79.81%
  • Terpinene: 9.67%
  • Myrcene: 1.85%
  • a-Thujene: 1.57%

Essential Oil: Neroli, Morocco

Neroli Essential Oil, Citrus aurantium, is steam distilled from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree.

Our Moroccan Neroli Oil is a wonderful neroli specimen that possesses a complex floral/citrus aroma. Neroli is often used in fine perfumery and fragrancing applications. Within aromatherapy applications, it is often used for anxiety, depression and for uplifting the spirits. Neroli Essential Oil helps to balance skin and hair, and can help control overproduction of sebum. It is one of the best oils for the face as it helps regenerate skin cells.

Neroli Essential Oil is quite potent aromatically, and a little goes a very long way. Neroli is comparable in aromatic strength to jasmine and rose absolutes. A wonderful advantage of Neroli Essential Oil, however, is that it is steam distilled and not solvent extracted. To enjoy and savor the complexity and subtle notes that Neroli incorporates, we recommend diluting it significantly before evaluating its remarkable aroma.

Neroli Oil blends beautifully with rose, bergamot, geranium, citrus oils and some of the conifer oils.

Essential Oil: Neroli, Tunisia

Neroli Essential Oil, Citrus aurantium, is steam distilled from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree.

Our Tunisian Neroli Oil is a lovely neroli specimen that possesses a beautifully complex floral/citrus aroma. It is a bit lighter and more exquisitely floral than our Moroccan Neroli. Neroli is often used in fine perfumery and fragrancing applications. Within holistic wellbeing and aromatherapy applications, it is often used for anxiety, depression and for uplifting the spirits. Neroli Essential Oil helps to balance skin and hair, and can help support normal sebum production. It is one of the best essential oils to use for facial skin care applications.

Neroli Essential Oil is quite potent aromatically, and a little goes a very long way. Neroli is comparable in aromatic strength to jasmine and rose absolutes. A wonderful advantage of Neroli Essential Oil, however, is that it is steam distilled and not solvent extracted. To enjoy and savor the complexity and subtle notes that Neroli incorporates, we recommend diluting it significantly before evaluating its remarkable aroma.

Neroli Oil blends beautifully with rose, bergamot, geranium, citrus oils and some of the conifer oils.

Essential Oil: Niaouli, Madagascar

Niaouli Essential Oil, Melaleuca viridiflora, possesses strong antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. It is useful during the cold season to treat head and chest colds. Niaouli Oil can help relieve skin conditions like psoriasis and acne, and it can quickly heal wounds and burns. Niaouli Essential Oil blends nicely with basil, citrus oils, lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus.

Essential Oil: Opopanax, England

Opopanax Essential Oil, also known as Sweet Myrrh Oil, is often used for applications similar to that of Myrrh Essential Oil.

Our Opopanax Essential Oil is steam distilled in England from the aromatic resin of opopanax grown in Somalia.

The aroma of Opopanax Essential Oil resembles that of Myrrh, but it is sweeter and lighter in intensity. It is a pleasantly aromatic oil that is deep, woody, balsamic and peppery.

Opopanax Essential Oil is considered a middle/base note and is most commonly used in natural and fine fragrancing applications as well as in diffuser, incense and home fragrancing formulations. It is a natural fixative that helps to prolong the aroma of fragrances.

Do not exceed 0.6% in topical applications as recommended by IFRA and Essential Oil Safety (Edition 2) by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Opopanax Essential Oil is phototoxic. Topical use should be avoided within 4 hours of exposure to the sun.

Essential Oil: Orange, Sweet (CP), USA

Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Citrus aurantifolia, is cold pressed from the peels of the fruit. It possesses a fresh, sweet, uplifting, orange aroma. Within holistic aromatherapy applications, Sweet Orange Essential Oil is an energizing oil that can simultaneously ease stress and anxiety. The rejuvenating citrus scent of Sweet Orange Oil is versatile and blends well with other citrus essential oils and oils in the mint, floral, wood, herbaceous and spice families.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil can be effective at dissolving oil and grease. In skin care applications, it can be helpful in toner and skin care products intended for oily skin. In household cleaning applications, Orange Essential Oil is becoming a common addition to help cut grease.

Essential Oil: Patchouli, Indonesia

Patchouli Essential Oil, Pogostemon cablin, possesses a warm, mellow, earthy scent that was especially popular in the 1960's. Patchouli Oil is an effective anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant and stress reliever. It helps to tighten the pores of the skin and is used to combat wrinkles. It regulates oily skin and dandruff and is said to mobilize cellulite for elimination. Patchouli Essential Oil helps to break up mucous and helps to reduce fever. Patchouli Oil is also used for the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis, sores and burns. Patchouli blends nicely with sandalwood, cedarwood, orange, rose, geranium and other florals. It has a sedative effect when used in small quantities.

Essential Oil: Peppermint, India

This Peppermint Essential Oil, Mentha piperita, is redistilled. Redistilled Peppermint Oil has a cleaner scent of peppermint and a higher content of menthol than the first distillation. We find that it produces a stronger mint scent in soaps and toiletries.

Peppermint Essential Oil can help relieve headache and indigestion, reduce mental fatigue, increase alertness, relieve nausea, relieve itching and help maintain alertness. It repels insects effectively. Peppermint Oil blends well with lavender, orange, geranium, rosemary, juniper and other oils that repel insects.

Do not use Peppermint Oil on babies or toddlers.

Essential Oil: Rosalina, Australia

Rosalina Essential Oil is obtained from the tree known as Melaleuca ericifolia. It is native to Australia and is from the same family as the tea tree.

Within aromatherapy and natural fragrancing applications, Rosalina Essential Oil possesses a calming, sweet, floral, rose-like, woody aroma similar to that of Rosewood Essential Oil (also known as Bois-de-rose Oil). Rosalina Essential Oil is a beautiful, affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to Rosewood Oil, and it can be used as a middle or base note in natural fragrancing and perfumery.

Rosalina Essential Oil is useful in applications that benefit from the inclusion of 1,8 cineole, a natural constituent found in Rosalina Essential Oil.

Essential Oil: Rosemary, Hungary

Our Rosemary Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops and leaves of Rosmarinus officinalis, a perennial herb that produces lovely pastel flowers.

Rosemary Essential Oil possesses a pleasant, herbaceous, sweet, and slightly camphorous aroma that blends well with many other essential oils and natural aromatics including but not limited to lavender, peppermint, cypress, cedarwood, basil and other oils within wood, herbal, spice and root families.

Rosemary Oil is often used for its ability to help stimulate the mind and support focus, clarity and concentration. Rosemary Oil is prized for its numerous emotional, skin and hair care benefits. It is well suited for use within aromatherapy, personal care, holistic wellbeing, massage, soap making, and fragrancing applications.

Essential Oil: Rosewood, Brazil

Our pure, therapeutic quality Rosewood Essential Oil is clear to pale yellow in hue. Steam Distilled from the beautiful wood of Brazilian Aniba rosaeodora, our Rosewood Oil possesses an especially beautiful woody aroma with subtle floral characteristics.

Rosewood Essential Oil is comprised primarily of Linalol, a monoterpenol that makes it extremely well suited for inclusion in formulations intended to support physical wellness and emotional balance.

Within skin care applications, Rosewood Essential Oil helps to balance and support healthy, blemish-free skin and is well suited for all skin types including combination skin.

For emotional applications, Rosewood Oil helps encourage a sense of calm and can help calm and balance the emotions. It is considered to be emotionally grounding, and it helps quiet the mind and ease stress.

Rosewood Essential Oil is traditionally loved by both men and women. It is a middle note that blends well with other wood essential oils and oils in the citrus, floral, wood, herbaceous, mint and spice families.

Below is a summary of the primary constituents present within our Rosewood Essential Oil:

  • Linalol (Monoterpenol): 82.88%
  • a-Terpineol (Monoterpenol): 5.96%
  • 1,8 Cineole (Oxide): 2.30%

Essential Oil: Sandalwood, India

Our Mysore sandalwood essential oil, Santalum album, has a beautiful rich, heavy, sensual aroma. It has an astringent effect on oily skin and helps soothe irritated skin. Use sandalwood in facial blends to help balance the skin. It balances the mind and spirit, aids in meditation, calms the nervous system, and works as an aphrodisiac, especially for men. It blends well with florals, bergamot, vetiver, patchouli, clove and orange oils.

Essential Oil: Sandalwood, Sri Lanka

Our Sri Lankan Sandalwood Essential Oil, Santalum album, possesses a beautiful rich, heavy, sensual aroma with a minimum of 60% santalol. It has an astringent effect on oily skin and helps soothe irritated skin. Use Sandalwood Oil in facial blends to help balance the skin. It balances the mind and spirit, aids in meditation, calms the nervous system, and works as an aphrodisiac, especially for men. Sandalwood Essential Oil blends well with florals, bergamot, vetiver, patchouli, clove and orange oils.

Essential Oil: Saro, Madagascar

Sourced from Madagascar, Saro Essential Oil is an uncommon oil that is also known as Mandravasarotra Essential Oil. Saro Oil is strongly anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal. It is also said to offer anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful for massage, sore muscles and bruise formulations.

Aromatically, Saro Essential Oil is noticeably camphorous, like Eucalyptus Radiata, when inhaled directly from the bottle. As such, it is useful in any respiratory formulation that would benefit from the camphorous and expectorant properties of Saro. Upon dry out Saro Essential Oil presents an uplifting fruity/lemon with slightly delicate floral undertones.

Saro Oil, with its cheery lemony aroma, is definitely worth experimenting with in diffuser and inhalation blends intended to help combat the symptoms of the flu and bronchitis. Include it in room mists and surface cleansers intended to help kill germs and fight bacteria. Used in low dilution, it would also make a good addition to a chest rub or massage oil.

Avoid with children, during pregnancy or if you suffer from high blood pressure or seizures.

Essential Oil: Tangerine (CP), USA

Tangerine Orange Essential Oil, Citrus reticulata, is cold pressed from the peels of the fruit. It has a beautiful, tangy yet sweet tangerine aroma. Within holistic aromatherapy applications, it is an energizing oil while simultaneously promoting tranquility and a sense of well-being. It is often included in aromatherapy blends intended to help calm tension and anxiety. It is a favorite of children. In skin care applications, it is well suited for toners and applications intended for oily skin.

Aromatically, Tangerine Oil is similar to Orange Essential Oil (Orange Oil), but it has a tarter, sweeter aroma. It blends well with other citrus essential oils and oils in the mint, floral, wood, herbaceous and spice families.

Essential Oil: Tea Tree, Australia

Tea Tree Essential Oil, Melaleuca alternifolia, is one of the most widely respected and used essential oils as it is remarkably beneficial in supporting optimal immune function, healthy skin and hair and overall wellness.

Native to Australia, the Tea Tree is a small tree with paper-like bark. The tree is also known by several other names including narrow-leaved paperbark.

Aromatically, steam distilled Tea Tree Essential Oil possesses a fresh, medicinal, woody aroma. Tea Tree Essential Oil blends well with lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, niaouli, spikenard, sandalwood and vetiver.

Tea Tree Essential Oil is praised in research and within reputable essential oil books and monographs. We welcome and encourage you to research and learn abot this very important essential oil.

We recommend that you always dilute Tea Tree Essential Oil (sourced from any vendor) before topical application. Tisserand and Young suggest a dermal maximum of 15% for topical use. Despite the many sources that claim it is ok to use on the skin undiluted, there are indications that it can cause sensitization for some individuals.

Essential Oil: Tulsi (Holy Basil), India

Tulsi Essential Oil, Ocimum sanctum, also commonly known as Holy Basil, is considered a sacred plant in Hinduism. It has been used medicinally for centuries in India to help ward of illness and to aid in digestion. Tulsi Essential Oil is an essential remedy in ayurvedic medicine for promoting optimal health and well-being. Tulsi has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-spasmodic properties. The strong herbaceous scent blends well with citrus, spice, wood and floral essential oils.

Dilute especially well when using Tulsi Essential Oil topically.

Essential Oil: Ylang Ylang Complete, Madagascar

Essential Oil: Yuzu (CP), Japan

The yuzu is a citrus fruit that is native to asia. Physically, these unique looking fruits have a slight resemblance to a small grapefuit, but the skin can vary in color ranging between yellow, orange and green. Yuzus aren't frequently eaten.

Our Yuzu Essential oil possesses a delightfully pleasant, citrus aroma. It is best described as an exquisite, bright, aromatic combination of tart grapefruit and sweet mandarin.

Yuzu Essential Oil is used most often in perfumery applications as it offers longer staying power in a blend than most other citrus oils. Yuzu Essential Oil is considered a top note, but its natural aroma does not dry out as quickly as other citrus oils.

Emotionally, the aroma is uplifting and brings a sense of joy.

Essential oils that blend well with grapefruit, tangerine, orange and mandarin oils also tend to blend well with Yuzu Essential Oil.

Essential Oil: Zdravetz, Bulgaria

FNWL Zdravetz Essential Oil, also known as Bulgarian Geranium, is steam distilled from Geranium macrorrhizum, a perennial flowering plant with aromatic leaves.

The oil possesses a beautifully complex green, woody, herbaceous and slightly floral aroma. Although it is sometimes compared to Rose or Rose Geranium Essential Oils, Zdravetz Oil is deeper and much more green and woody in aroma. Those that traditionally find geranium essential oils to be too strong or overpowering will likely be pleasantly surprised by the aromatic character of Zdravetz Essential Oil.

Zdravetz Essential Oil is used primarily in the perfume and fragrancing industries. It is considered a middle to base note and is useful as a natural fixative for fragrancing applications. Its aroma makes it well suited for formulations intended for men as well as women. It blends beautifully with rose, geranium, clary sage, lavender, ylang ylang, and oils in the wood, citrus, floral and herbaceous families.

Therapeutically, not much is known about its potential applications. As it is a base note with a deep, rich aroma, it is likely worth exploring for its grounding, balancing and calming attributes. Although Essential Oil Safety does not denote any known hazards or contraindications for Zdravetz Essential Oil, the oil consists of approximately 49% of the ketone Germacrone, so we recommend avoiding its use while pregnant or with babies/children. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 481.]

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