are one of Australia’s most reputable brands of essential oils, having been in production since the late 1980’s. These essential oils are the finest quality available and have been stringently tested and certified as 100% pure, natural and true to botanical. Choose from our vast range of over 90 pure essential oils and blends, sourced from the finest harvests around the world.
Essential oils are best described as the ‘essence’ of a plant, employed in a variety of skincare applications to help promote both physical and emotional well being. Our Premium essential oils are carefully sourced from around the world using only the most delicate extraction methods to preserve the unique signatures of the plant.
Essential oils are pure plant extracts with an aroma that is at least 70 times more concentrated than the herb or plant from which it is extracted. Not all plants contain essential oils, and only a small number of these are of therapeutic quality. They are not fragrances of perfumed oils that are constructed in a laboratory and are naturally free from harmful chemicals.
The chemical constituents that make up an essential oil are bioactive creating fast, dynamic results. For instance, lavender‘s constituents can induce a good sense of calm. Rosemary can create more of a ‘pep up’ reaction. All essential oils are antiseptic and antibacterial to some degree and can aid the body’s curative and restorative mechanisms when under stress or illness invades. There is also a growing body of peer-reviewed studies supporting the benefits of essentials oils.
The use of essential oils is by no means a young science either. The earliest evidence of human knowledge of the healing properties of plants was found in Lascaux, located in the Dordogne region in France. There, cave paintings suggest the use of medicinal plants in every day life that have been carbon dated as far back as 18,000 B.C.E. Evidence and recorded history have both shown that the Egyptians used aromatic oils as early as 4500 B.C.E. They became renowned for their knowledge of cosmetology, ointments and aromatic oils.
Essential oils can be used in a number of ways including in an electric diffuser or vaporiser, in a spritzer bottle, the bath, in a massage blend or by simply inhaling them. When we inhale an aroma those constituents travel up the olfactory system via the nasal cavity and into the limbic part of the brain (that governs emotions). Essential oils can also be used to supplement existing beauty rituals. One drop of frankincense essential oil, for instance, added to a skin cream can help regenerate skin cells more quickly.
Some essential oils can be applied directly on the skin, however, most should be diluted into a skin cream or carrier oil like sweet almond, macadamia or jojoba oil. The only oils that can be safely applied neat or direct are lavender and/or chamomile.
Quality is critical as the purest oils offer the highest therapeutic qualities. Price is a good indicator, and proves that not all essential oils are equal. While you can purchase lavender oil for as little as $3 you have to wonder how much of what you are buying actually contains pure essential oils. Similarly damask rose oil, one of the most precious of essential oils, should not be available at the same price as therapeutic quality lavender oil (around $32) and if it is, you should seriously question the origin and contents.
There are also key things to look out for on product packaging such as the botanical names of the ingredients or words like ‘organic’, ‘natural’ and ‘pure’.
To help you get started on your journey with essential oils we have created this quick guide, and if you still have any questions you are more than welcome to get in touch with us.