Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Infused herbal oils have long been valued to support healthy skin. Our herbal oils are handcrafted in-house by our skilled artisans using only certified organic oils. Bring this age old tradition to your home with our line of herbal-infused oils.

Angelica Root Essential Oil

Angelica archangelica

PARTS USED

Root

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam distillation

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Top to middle

AROMA

Sharp, green, herbaceous, with peppery overtones

OVERVIEW

In Chinese medicine angelica is associated with the reproductive system.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Citrus oils, clary sage, oakmoss, opopanax, patchouli, vetiver

HERBAL MISCELLANY

Take caution using angelica oil before outdoor activities as it may attract insects.

Benzoin Resin Oil 

Styrax tonkinensis

PARTS USED

Resin

EXTRACTION METHOD

Solvent extraction (Ethanol)

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Base

AROMA

Soft, sweet, warm, vanilla-like

OVERVIEW

Benzoin has been used for centuries in Asia and India as an incense and perfume.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Black pepper, copaiba balsam, coriander, cypress, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, rose, sandalwood

HERBAL MISCELLANY

Benzoin is an excellent fixative for perfume and soap blends adding a rich, sweet note.

Black Pepper Essential Oil

Piper nigrum

PARTS USED

Dried fruit

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam distillation

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Middle

AROMA

Dry, spicy, woody, sharp

OVERVIEW

Black pepper is one of the oldest spices. Its uses date back to the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Cardamom, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, lavender, juniper, marjoram, myrrh, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver, ylang-ylang

HERBAL MISCELLANY

Egyptians utilized black pepper in the embalming process.

Cajeput Essential Oil

Melaleuca leucadendra

PARTS USED

Leaves and twigs

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam distillation

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Top

AROMA

Strong, slightly sweet, camphoraceous, medicinal.

OVERVIEW

It is known for producing a sensation of warmth. In Australia the crushed leaves and twigs have been utilized in traditional applications.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Clary sage, geranium, lavender, marjoram, oakmoss, pine, rosemary, spice oils, ylang ylang

HERBAL MISCELLANY

Cajeput is a good addition to DIY outdoor body sprays. It has a sweet, fruity middle note.

Catnip Essential Oil

Nepeta cataria

PARTS USED

Leaf and flower

 

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Middle

AROMA

Rich, herbaceous, mild floral

OVERVIEW

There is more research on the herb, which is a stimulant for felines, and a calming for humans, and these actions may transfer to the essential oil.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, orange, rosemary, spearmint

Chamomile, Blue Essential Oil

Matricaria recutita

PARTS USED

Flowers

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Middle

AROMA

Strong, warm, sweet herbaceous

BLENDS WELL WITH

Benzoin, bergamot, citrus oils, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, neroli, patchouli, rose, rosemary, tea tree, ylang ylang

HERBAL MISCELLANY

Blue chamomile oil has a higher azulene content than Roman chamomile oil. This constituent also gives the oil its characteristic blue color. The azulene is not present in the fresh flower but is produced during the process of distillation.

Citronella Essential Oil

Cymbopogon winterianus

PARTS USED

Grass

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Top

AROMA

Rich, fresh, sweet, lemony

OVERVIEW

Citronella is used in perfumery and is widely used to reduce the annoyance of mosquitoes, gnats, and other flying insects.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Bergamot, cedarwood, citrus oils, geranium, pine, sandalwood.

HERBAL MISCELLANY

Cymbopogon winterianus or Java citronella has a higher geraniol and citronellol content then Cymbopogon nardus or Sri Lanka citronella. Because of these constituents Java citronella is used more in perfumery.

Dill Seed Essential Oil

Anethum graveolens

PARTS USED

Seed

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Middle

AROMA

Dry, fresh, warm, spicy

OVERVIEW

The most widely known use for dill is pickles.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Black pepper, caraway, cinnamon, citrus oils, clove, elemi, nutmeg, peppermint, spearmint

HERBAL MISCELLANY

Dill and Caraway are very similar to each other in spice and oil form. They may be substituted for each other in aroma blends and cooking or baking.

Galbanum Essential Oil

Ferula galbaniflua

 

PARTS USED

Resin

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Top

AROMA

Fresh, woody, spicy, balsamic

OVERVIEW

Galbanum has a long history as incense. The resin may be burned, and the oil has been used as a fixative in perfumes.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Benzoin, fir, geranium, ginger, lavender, oakmoss, opopanax, pine

HERBAL MISCELLANY

In astrology galbanum is associated with the Libra, and in Tarot galbanum is linked with The Fool.

Manuka Essential Oil

Leptospermum scoparium

PARTS USED

Leaves and twigs

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Middle

AROMA

Rich, sweet, herbaceous

OVERVIEW

All parts of this plant have been used by the Maori people as an important part of their healing tradition. It is believed that both manuka and tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) were used by Captain Cook to make a tea drink.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, marjoram, orange, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme

Myrrh Essential Oil

Commiphora myrrha 

PARTS USED

Gum

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION

Base

AROMA

Dry, creamy, resinous

OVERVIEW

In the fragrance industry the oil is used as a fixative.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Bergamot, chamomile, clove, cypress, eucalyptus lemon, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang

HERBAL MISCELLANY

Myrrh has been prevalent throughout history. It was used in the mummification process by the Egyptians. It has been used in religious rituals all over the world, and it is utilized in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines.

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