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Dalmatian

White Sage Sagebrush Sandalwood Oils
Saro Winter Savory Sea Buckthorn Berry Spearmint
Spikenard Spruce, Black Styrax

Tagetes

Tangerine Blue Tansy Tea Tree Teatree, Lemon
Thyme, Lemon Thyme Linalol Thyme Thujanol Tobacco Leaf
Tuberose Valerian Vanilla CO2 Vetivers 
Violet Leaf Abs. Vitex Wintergreen  White Ginger Lily
Yarrow  Ylang Ylang  Yuzu Zdravetz

 

SAGE, DALMATIAN

Salvia officianalis, Corsica, Blossoms & Leaves. Organic, Steam distilled.

 Sage is an oil to be treated with respect. With overuse it can be toxic, and other EO's can often be as effective. However it is a useful oil both for inflamed and oily skin and hair; there are those who claim it is useful in stimulating hair growth, treating both baldness and alopecia.

It can be helpful in easing arthritis and painful muscles, there are also those who say it is helpful in treating palsy, as well as various types of joint pain. It is an immune stimulant and can raise blood pressure.

WARNING: AVOID during PREGNANCY and HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE!

**For other possible oils to avoid, please see our essential oil contraindications page.

Dalmatian Sage

5 ml

$10.00

15 ml

$20.00

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WHITE SAGE

Salvia apiana Cert. Organic, Canada, Steam distilled

For those who cherish the use of our American sweet Sage for ceremonial use, we offer this rare and carefully distilled specimen, from a very special distiller in Canada. We would recommend its use for purification. It is the sage most often used in Native American rituals, for smudging, and if, for some reason it is not appropriate to burn the actual herb, then perhaps misting with a spray of this powerful oil would be appropriate. The energy of the oil is amazing.

WARNING: AVOID during PREGNANCY!

**For other possible oils to avoid, please see our essential oil contraindications page.

Easy to use White Sage Hydrosol is available on our Aromatherapy Hydrosols page.

White Sage

2 ml       $25.00

5 ml       $50.00

15 ml     $100.00

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Sage and White Sage pictures courtesy of Tina Sams & The Essential Herbal Magazine.

 

Sage Brush Essential Oil

Artemesia tridentata Distilled from the aerial parts of the plant. 

Wild-grown and harvested in the mountains of Utah, over time, this particular artisan Sagebrush specimen has become more light and airy, with a very “fresh laundry” type aroma.  When I inhale I see clean sheets hanging on an old fashioned outdoor laundry line or a pure mountain stream.  The scent is very crisp, clean, clear, and energetically uplifting and yet, packs a punch.  The fragrance is certainly a delightful surprise. The closest aroma I can think of is Owyhee but that would only be a ballpark guess!  Our artisan distiller from the Southwest USA literally hand picks aerial parts of the plant from on top of the ground for distillation; fully sustainable. We find it spiritually beneficial in very small amounts.  In fact, if experimenting or blending, starting with one or two drops would be best.  More can always be added if needed.  Physically could be helpful in abdominal upset blends or in dealing with parasites.  Dilute for skin-safe usage. Try our other Southwestern USA oils too: Pinon Pine and White Fir.
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Sagebrush Essential Oil
2 ml        $10.00
5 ml        $20.00
15 ml      $40.00
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SANDALWOOD Essential Oils

The following description applies to all of our Sandalwood Oils. Specific differences will follow in the description of each individual oil.

This rich and sweet scented oil is known as an aid to meditation, spiritual growth , and a aphrodisiac. One friend says it reminds him of tobacco barns smoking in Autumn here in Tennessee!

Sandalwood essential oil acts as a tonic to the immune system, is often used in treating urinary tract problems. Maggie Tisserand says that it is effective against Strep Throat. It balances both dry and oily skin, is useful in treating acne, and useful in soothing barber's rash. Emotionally, it relaxes stress, soothes irritation, and lifts depression. It is a wonderfully balancing oil.

Keep in mind that Sandalwood is somewhat thick and may have a hard time coming out of the orifice reducer. It may be necessary to pipette the oil out.

The BEST sandalwood oil I had ever experienced was a dram of Mysore Sandalwood oil, distilled and bottled in 1942. An old friend bought a kilo at auction and gifted me with a dram. I have used it as a benchmark ever since.

Sandalwood oil, properly stored, will only improve with age.  Buy what you need for today, but also invest in enough to last you over the coming decades.  (I say this, because I have failed to save any of my favorite Sandalwood oils over the years, and deeply regret it.)

Summer 2006:  We are seeing the price of true Indian Sandalwood escalate almost weekly.  Scarcity of the raw material, and Indian government restrictions on exportation make sourcing true Sandalwood Oil more and more difficult. Many vendors are no longer offering it.  I have seen prices double in six months.  We have no idea when, if ever, we will be able to replace our remaining stocks.  If you are a Sandalwood lover, please buy now for your anticipated future needs.

Summer 2007: We were introduced to two new specimens of Sandalwood...one, an amazing  santalum album  grown and distilled in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), not in India (Sold out 8/13). The second new introduction is an Absolute from New Caledonia, extracted from Santalum austrocaledonicum

Summer 2010 - an amazingly sweet Sandalwood wildcrafted and distilled in the South Pacific island of Vanuatu.  Distilled from Santalum austrocaledonicum

Summer 2010 - We have had requests for Australian Sandalwood - Santalum spicatum said to be an extremely effective antibacterial and anti-fungal oil. 

May, 2011 - I have given up the quest to find a true Mysore Sandalwood that we would be proud to offer. I've seen samples that were supposed to be Mysore, but we would never use them or make them available for you.  We didn't even want to use the oils ourselves, they were that bad.  I don't think there has been any true Mysore Sandalwood distilled in the past several years.

February 2012 - Love at first sniff - my first experience of true Indonesian Sandalwood.  As deeply moving and mysterious as the finest Mysore from years past. 

February 2012 - Our supply of Indian Sandalwood (Sandalwood Tamil 2009) is dwindling fast. We have restocked with a 2011 Sandalwood production.  

March 2013 - I can't justify it, but we were sent another sample of a recent (2012) distillation from Tamil Nadu.  We don't yet have the GC but we were delighted.  It is at least the equal of the oils from the same source that have aged a bit.  I would advise buying this while it is still young. 2012 Tamil.

BLENDS WITH:  All our Sandalwood oils blend beautifully with Atlas Cedarwood, Benzoin, Neroli, Orange,  Patchouli, Vanilla, Rose.  Sandalwood is known as the universal blender, since very few aromatics do NOT blend well with it's smooth softness. It is wonderful with any of the sweeter citrus oils, with most florals, with almost any oil or absolute that delights you.

 

 

 

SANDALWOOD-Tamil-2009- True Indian Sandalwood

Santalum album, Steam Distilled from Wild crafted heart wood in the state of Tamil, India Distilled in 2009

Sandalum album, distilled in the winter of 2009.A new shipment from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu,  This is a beautiful oil today, and as seen by the aged Tamil Sandalwood Oil we recently re-introduced last month, can only improve with age.  Invest now, and watch it improve.  A classic Indian Sandalwood.

Available undiluted, of course, and in a 10% dilution for ease of use and affordability. Diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil

Sandalwood  Tamil 2009
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Sandalwood Tamil 2009 10% Dilution

5 ml        $16.00

15 ml      $32.00

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INDIAN SANDALWOOD:  Sandalwood Tamil 2011

Because some of our collection of Sandalwood Oils are starting to get low, we've been sourcing more. This Indian Sandalwood is from the same producer as our 2009 Tamil. 

The Tamil Sandalwood is a bit lighter than expected, and, like all sandalwood oils, will improve with age.   Some of you have experienced our Tamil sandalwoods over the years.  This is, perhaps, our fourth batch.  This time I *will* seal a kilo and store it unopened for at least five years.  I always forget to do that.  Available pure and undiluted, and in a 10% dilution in Fractionated Coconut Oil.

View the GC/MS analysis here.

Sandalwood Tamil 2011
2 ml  $34.00
5 ml  $67.00
15 ml   $132.00
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Sandalwood Tamil 2011 10% Dilution in Fractionated Coconut
5 ml  $15.00
15 ml   $30.00
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EAST INDIAN SANDALWOOD:  Sandalwood Tamil 2012

From the same distiller as the East Indian (Tamil Nadu) Santalum album that we have offered for over 10 years now, this is a surprisingly "mature" specimen for one just distilled in late 2012.  I suspect a fair amount of heartwood went into the still this time.  We don't yet have the GC analysis to see the components, but my Sandalwood loving nose insisted that we had to have it.  Jim and Christi agreed; Christi was amazed at how well it compared to some of our older specimens.  We recommend buying now and using some immediately, but put some aside for aging.       View the GC/MS analysis here.

Sandalwood Tamil 2012
2 ml  $28.50
5 ml  $57.00
15 ml   $114.00
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Sandalwood Tamil 2012 10% Dilution in Fractionated Coconut
5 ml  $12.00
15 ml   $24.00
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SANDALWOOD ABSOLUTE - Colorless

Santalum austrocaledonicum Concrete from New Caledonia, Vacuum distilled from absolute in France.  (Vacuum distillation to remove impurities and color.)

This colorless absolute is less intense than the new Sri Lanka sandalwood above. It is closer aromatically to our Tamil Nadu oils, but not their equal in aroma.   Its comparitive affordability and its total clarity gives it a place in any collection. 

I don't use it for the multitude of healing reasons I keep true Santalum album on hand, but the next batch of Sandalwood soap we make will be much more affordable, due to the relatively low cost of this Absolute. View the GC/MS analysis here.
 

Sandalwood Absolute

2 ml        $14.00

5 ml        $27.50

15 ml      $55.00

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Sandalwood Vanuatu

Santalum austrocaledonicum

At last, an ethically cultivated and truly sustainable Sandalwood oil. (Well, sustainable if people don't get greedy!.)  This Vanuatu Sandalwood is creamy and sweet. T's and my initial comment when we first received the sample was "I want to drink it!".. sweet, creamy, almost buttery this is unmistakably a Sandalwood oil. At first I was hesitant to invest, because our Tamil Sandalwoods have always sweetened with age. This lovely specimen could not stand to be much sweeter.  So I delayed until I could procure an aged sample, from the same distiller.  Lovely. Still the sweetness, but with a solid depth to it that this fresher sample lacks.  You can allow us to age it for you, or purchase now and store.  Actually you can use it immediately, it is delightful. But ah, what it will grow up to be!

This distilled oil is from the same species as our Sandalwood Absolute, above, produced in the neighboring island of New Caledonia.  Also available in Fractionated Coconut Oil, at a 10% dilution

Sandalwood Vanuatu

2 ml        $15.00

5 ml        $30.00

15 ml      $60.00

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Sandalwood Vanuatu 10% Dilution

5 ml        $7.00

15 ml      $14.00

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INDONESIAN SANDALWOOD

Santalum album  Hydrodistilled from roots and heartwood in Spring, 2011.  What this amazing oil will mature into remains to be seen.  It may be the aromatic investment of a lifetime.  

I never knew Sandalwood trees grew in Indonesia, nor that Sandalwood Essential Oil was distilled there.   It is.  And apparently if you know the right people,  essential oil distilled from roots and heartwood.

A month or more I was sent a wee sample, and it was love at first sniff.  Deep and mysterious.   So much Sandalwood these days is sweet and smooth but light. This is deep, mysterious, evocative, the ultimate masculine oil. 

In the early '90's, when we could still procure Mysore Sandalwood with some confidence that it was "the real thing" a friend in the industry sent me a dram of Mysore Sandalwood distilled in 1942.    It was magnificent.  Deep, mysterious, magical.  Amazing stuff.  That small sample has, forever after, been the benchmark to which I compared all other Sandalwood specimens.  Some I received almost measured up.  Our almost legendary Tamil 2002;  the Tamil 2006 was not close, but obviously from the same family.

This amazing new Indonesian oil is if not a direct descendant, then a very close cousin of that so well aged Mysore, close to 70 years old.

I have read that Indonesia was the origin of the Sandalwood trees grown in India for the past 2000 years, that they originated in Timor, and were taken to India in hopes that they would flourish.  How did I not learn this years ago?  How did I never experience Sandalwood from Timor, from Eastern Indonesia? I've led a deprived life!

The Indonesian Government/Forest Service is responsible for the islands' Sandalwood trees.  The people of Timor believe that those who cut the Sandalwood tree illegally will not have a peaceful life.  We hope that these measures will be sufficient to preserve these beautiful trees, and prevent the poaching and black market activities that have made true Mysore Sandalwood unavailable.
View the GC/MS analysis here.

Sandalwood Indonesia

2 ml        $60.00

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Sandalwood Indonesia 10% Dilution

5 ml        $35.00

15 ml      $70.00

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Australian Sandalwood

Santalum spicatum   There has been much controversy about "Australian Sandalwood" for as long as I have been involved with essential oils.  Some, mostly the Australian producers, say that it is a sustainable crop. Other experts say no, that the plantations are not successful and the trees are not growing well, that it is not a sustainable crop. Others say that solvent extraction, as well as distillation, is used in the process. And, frankly, it has never struck me as an acceptable aromatic substitute for true Indian Sandalwood.

However, my Australian colleagues have long stressed the potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of Santalum spicatum. For years I've ignored this evidence, but I've been reading the research studies showing that Australian Sandalwood is effective against a broad range of gram positive and negative bacteria, including strep and staph, as well as being effective against candida. In fact, according to Mark Webb, Australian Sandalwood has proven more effective than Tea Tree against staph, and at least as effective as Tea Tree in battling Candida. The oil's high Farnesol content has shown it to be useful against acne, as well as the fungi causing ringworm and athlete's foot.   I see it being a skincare oil for the men in your life; and am thinking how useful it would be added to our Liquid Castile or Shower Gel.  Couple the above information with a more aromatically pleasing specimen than we've received in the past, and voila!  Australian Sandalwood.    See the GC/MS analysis here.

Australian Sandalwood

2 ml        $14.00

5 ml        $27.00

15 ml      $54.00

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Australian Sandalwood 10% Dilution

5 ml        $7.00

15 ml      $14.00

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SARO

Cinnamosma fragrans Baillon   Distilled from the freshly wildcrafted leaves of a tree in Madagascar by an organic producer.

If, like I did, you read the latin name, think "Cinnamon" and expect a spicy aroma, you will be surprised and, perhaps, disappointed.  But if you love the aroma of the "medicinal" oils - Tea tree, Naiouli, then you will love this new addition to our collection.

Christi writes: 

Cheery and uplifting are two words that come to mind for this exciting new oil.  If you like Tea Tree, you will *love* Saro!  Initially it smells fresh and medicinal - think Tea Tree, Niaouli, Cajeput!) with an aroma reminiscent of all three. However, on the initial dry down, we detected a trace of citrus..yes, definitely lemony.  A longer dry down gave us a slightly fruity/floral aroma. Reminiscent of Palma Rosa, but prettier.

This camphorous oil is said to be highly anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and an immune system builder.  It will be a great addition to any germkilling blend.  It also acts as a gentle expectorant for respiratory blends.  It will help loosen up a tight cough.   Saro Oil is said to be anti-inflammatory and a valuable addition to a sore muscle massage blend (perhaps with a touch of one of the warming oils, ginger, or the Allspice described above?)

Energizing and uplifting it may help with anxiety and depression.  

Since Saro is a fairly new essential oil and still being researched we would not recommend using it on young children, those with fragile health conditions, with epilepsy, or during pregnancy.

My French Mentor says he uses it interchangeably with Ravintsara, for its powerful anti viral effects.

SARO Essential Oil
15 mls    $11.00
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SAVORY (Winter Savory, Mountain Savory)

Satureia Montana, ethically farmed and distilled in France, from the flowering branches of this traditional herb.

Winter Savory has a hot, intense aroma. It has a concurrent warming, circulatory stimulating action that makes it an excellent addition (in low proportions) to massage blends for arthritis, rheumatism, and painful joints and muscles.  
Adding a few drops to food, soups, stews, pasta sauces and gravies will allow its carmative, digestive properties to shine, as well, of course, as it's antibacterial and antifungal strength. (and its wonderful flavor!)
Savory should NEVER be used on children, and needs to be well diluted. It is a skin and mucous membrane irritant and shouldn't be used in steam inhalations for this reason. In proper dilution, however, it is an excellent additive for any sort of infectious or fungal skin diseases. Definitely an oil to be treated with caution. Tisserand recommends limiting dermal use to 1.2%.

I remember back in the early 90's, at an aromatherapy convention, one of my mentors came to our booth. Her friend was battling some sudden virus or infection and she wanted "to make him a toddy"..she touched just a toothpick's worth of the essential oil to the glass she was mixing the toddy in, far less than a full drop...but I saw him later in the day, wonderfully recovered.  POTENT stuff!

Winter Savory Essential Oil
15 mls    $14.00
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SEA BUCKTHORN BERRY

Hippophae rhamnoides Lithuania, Berries, Wild Crafted, CO2 Extraction Total extracted from pulp, not just from the kernel.

Our Sea Buckthorn Berry has it's very own page. To read about it click here.

Sea Buckthorn Berry

5 ml

$8.00

15 ml

$15.00

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SPEARMINT

Mentha Spicata Cert. Organic, South Africa. Steam Distilled, Leaves

Many sources treat spearmint as a milder, gentler form of peppermint, but the two oils have very different chemical makeups and very different effects.  Unlike Peppermint oil, Spearmint essential oil is calming, relaxing and uplifting, rather than stimulating.  As such, it is a useful oil in treating mental fatigue and depression. (A nice alternative to the more familiar citrus oils for these conditions.)

 I use it to cool off in the summer, add it to iced tea and iced water for its sweet, minty flavor.

One friend swears by it for headache's, others use in a facial soap for oily skin.  Spearmint is a proven antibacterial and antifungal so should be useful in inhalation for respiratory infections, and in topical applications for skin infections..  (Blend it with other oils and dilute well, to avoid irritation.)  It's lighthearted aroma would be a refreshing change from the more commonly recommended antibacterial oils.

An inhalation of spearmint alone, or with a drop or two of lime or ginger, is said to be an appetite stimulant.  (Wonderful during the dog days of summer when it's just too hot to eat?)

Research has shown it effective against dust mites, although I'm not sure how that particular laboratory study would translate into real life.

A blend of equal parts peppermint and spearmint would be a delightfully refreshing "in the car" blend.  Our friend Rick used to love this combination.

Organic Spearmint
15 ml               $9.00
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SPIKENARD

Nardostachys jatamansi India, Wildcrafted Root, steam distilled

One of the oldest of the sacred oils, Narde is the ointment mentioned in the New Testament. Mary Magdalene is supposed to have used it to anoint her master's feet. It has traditionally been a part of the incense used in many religious traditions. From a spiritual aspect, it is believed to inspire devotion and add to inner peace.

There are those who say it aids in finding their inner balance, spiritually and emotionally. It is an essential component in any spiritual blend. I use it primarily as part of 'inner journeying' blends.

It is an emotionally healing oil, helping one to release old fears and grudges, and move on.

Narde has been used for millennium as a healing agent for skin disturbances, and as a beauty aid to maintain youthful skin. As a relative of valerian, it may be useful in treating insomnia and migraines.

Kurt Schnaubelt, in Advanced Aromatherapy writes of spikenard "This oil consist primarily of sedative components. It contains only sesquiterpenoids, such as valeranol, valerenal, and especially valeranone, which are responsible for the sedative effects. The external application of the oil, rubbed over the heart or the solar plexus, provides the desired sedative effect. this oil has a distinct affinity for the skin, and is one of the few oils which has any effect against dandruff.

One aromatherapist blends it with Roman Chamomile, Petitgrain, and Clary. She says it is a wonderful relaxant for tight muscles, especially in the shoulders, back of the neck.

Gumbel says that Spikenard essential oil is the oil to use in seeking inner balance, while Worwood says that its use will encourage forgiveness, and instill calm and, again, balance.

BLENDS WITH: Clove, Clary, Cypress, Geranium, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Neroli, Palma Rosa, Patchouli, Rose, Vetiver.

Spikenard

5 ml

$14.00

15 ml

$28.00

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SPRUCE, BLACK

Picea Mariana Canada, Certified Organic, Wildcrafted, Needles. Steam distilled

I've never found an 'Evergreen needle oil" that smelled like my memory of the New England Mountains wanted it to. And then I discovered this black spruce, and was mentally taken to a green mountain top. This oil is so clear and crisp, I fell in love with it. Having discovered it, I set about searching for uses for it, so I could justify surrounding myself with it.

Emotionally, I find it freeing and uplifting. Stimulating mentally. My resources recommend it for mental and physical exhaustion, say that it is grounding as well as stimulating. It is recommended for relief of both stress and anxiety.

Physically, I have seen it recommended for muscle aches and pains, aching joints, poor circulation, muscle spasms. It also could be helpful for bronchitis or asthma.

I use it just because I love having it in the atmosphere! I've found a blend of Black Spruce, Clary and a touch of Bulgarian Lavender just wonderful in an end of the day bath blend...just let the cares and tensions of the day disappear.

black spruce branches

Black Spruce

15 ml

$12.00

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STYRAX

Liquidambar styraciflua Hydrodistilled from gum, ethically harvested in Honduras, distilled in Spain.

Guenther describes this oil distilled from the resin as having an odor that is "very rich, balsamic-sweet, floral and somewhat spicy, reminiscent of lilac,hyacinth ,etc. 

In total honesty, my nose did not detect these notes....  I found the aroma balsamic, resinous, sweet, and totally delightful!  I do not detect the floral notes, however. 

I have seen Liqiudamber (Styrax) recommended for various skin conditions, ringworm, scapies, cuts, etc. but I would be very cautious using it on broken skin because of the potential for sensitization.  I have also seen it recommended for as a bronchial decongestant, and think it would be helpful in an blend for inhalation. 

Where it really shines, though, is in perfumery. A sweetly scented fixative, even when used in very very low proportions of a blend.

Emotionally this ancient oil is said to ease stress and anxiety and calm anger.  I personally find it both relaxing and uplifting. 

This balsam (or gum/resin) accumulates in pockets of the trees, so, unlike most oils distilled from resins, no incisions in the bark or other damage need be done to harvest the tree's bounty.  It is believed to be one of the Biblical "balm of gilead" plants.

Because of its sensitizing potential, IFRA suggests that the final concentration of Styrax extracts or distillates (resinoids, absolutes, oils) from exudates shall not exceed 0.6 % in the finished product.

Blends well with: florals  cassie, mimosa, violet, lavender, rose, with coumarins, linalool, ylang ylang, jasmine, etc.

Caution: Use in very small dilutions. IFRA recommends use at below 0.6% for topical use.

Styrax (Liquidamber)

2 ml $17
5 ml $34
15 ml

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Styrax resin being scraped from a pocket in the tree.  See Certificate of Analysis and GC/MS here.

 

 

TAGETES

Tagetes patula India, Ethically Farmed, flowers, steam distilled

Flowers of the common French or African Marigold supply this oil. (Don't confuse it with Calendula, another marigold oil with very different properties!) 

Shirley Price says it is effective against fungal infections of the foot, and against Candida (and that it deters houseflies!) Worwood recommends it for treating corns, calluses and other disorders of the foot. It should not be used in pregnancy or with small children.

Because of its high ketone content, it needs to be used with respect. It is also a powerful photosensitizer.  **For other possible oils to avoid, please see our essential oil contraindications page.

Tagetes

5 ml

$12.00

15 ml

$25.00

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TANGERINE

Citrus reticulata var Dancy Cert. Org., USA, Cold Pressed Rind

This is the younger cousin of my favorite Mandarine Oil... softer, sweeter, lacking the complexity of Mandarine, but a perfect child's oil with it's sweetness. Tangerine is a delightful alternative to Orange Oil, a bit lighter and much sweeter when used in a blend. Emotionally, it is cheering and strengthening.

Pregnant women and young children seem to enjoy it. I use it in a room spray or the aroma lamp with a touch of basil to keep me "up."

Many authors say Tangerine and Mandarine may be used interchangeably, but I find their scents very different. Our Mandarine seems a bit tarter, closer to a blend of orange and grapefruit, and much more complex, while this Tangerine is wonderfully sweet, a true citrus smile bringer. With my eyes closed, if I smell it I want to spread it on an English Muffin. Tangerine is a wonderful oil to diffuse in a toddler's room, or to add to his bath. As with all the citrus oils, beware of photosensitivity.

Tangerine

15 mls $7.00

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BLUE TANSY (Morocco Chamomile)

Tanacetum anuum, ECOCERT Certified Organic production, steam distilled from Morocco

Finally, a "blue" oil with an aroma I can love! Please remember this is not the high Thujone Tanacetum Vulgare that grows wild in Utah and elsewhere and is often warned against for use in aromatherapy. This ANNUAL Tansy is a safe and mild anti-inflammatory with a delightfully fresh, honeyed apple scent. As you can see from the picture, it is even darker than our Cobalt bottles, a deep inky blue.

Kurt Schaubelt extols this magnificent deep indigo oil for its antihistaminic/anti-allergen properties. He suggests using it (applied to the solar plexus) in blends for asthma, or diffusing it in blends for emphysema...blending Pine, Cypress and just a touch of this lovely Tansy. He recommends a blend of three drops Helichrysum and two drops Tanacetuum diluted in carrier oil for any situation where the skin has been damaged...sunburn, radiation, etc. (This was the combination my friend Sylla used, in a water based spray, to recover from the effects of radiation treatments.)

Jeanne Rose states that Blue Tansy is a natural source of theophylline, a bronchiodilator, which would explain its being recommended for asthma crises. And many sources write of the links between childhood asthma and adult eczema and other dermatitis conditions.

 

This delightfully sweet scented oil with its high azulene content would be a wonderful alternative to German Chamomile or Yarrow in skincare blends. For irritated skin, try blending it with Helichrysum. Please use in weak dilutions, it is more effective at levels under 5% than in stronger dilutions.

For more information about the use of Blue Tansy to combat seasonal allergies please see the following blog articles. (Christi really relies on this and ends up writing about it frequently.)

  

 

 "Allergy Laden? Try Blue Tansy."   "Diffusing for Chronic or Seasonal Allergies" "Blue Tansy and Asthma"

Blue Tansy

2 ml

$12.00

5 ml

$24.00

15 ml

$48.00

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TEA TREE

Melaleuca Alternifolia Australia, Organically produced, but not Certified, steam distilled, leaves.

Tea Tree has won a reputation as a 'cure all' because of its powerful anti fungal, anti viral and antibacterial properties. It is the first suggestion for athlete's foot, nail viruses and other fungal infections.

Often used in anti acne remedies, as well as in diffuser to combat the flu and other viral infections. It is often recommended as the remedy for a vaginal candida infection.

Please note that recent laboratory tests indicate that Tea Tree Essential Oil is more effective as an antibacterial agent in weak dilutions (ie, less than 2%) than it is neat. I know there are those who recommend using Tea Tree neat, or at least say that it may safely be used neat, however in my experience it is far too harsh to use neat on the skin, and since it is more effective in a weak dilution, why use more than needed.

DANDRUFF: Recent research published in Aromatherapy Today, the International Aromatherapy Journal, indicates that Tea tree oil, added to shampoo in a 5% dilution, is at least as effective as 2% ketoconazole and 1% terbinafine in the treatment of dandruff.  In the test, the subjects used a 5% dilution in a daily shampoo, and left the shampoo in their hair for three minutes before rinsing.

BLENDS WITH:  Atlas Cedarwood, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary

WARNINGS: Avoid topical use with diabetes and insulin resistance syndrome; patients with diabetes are far more apt to experience skin reactions from Tea Tree essential oil. Especially avoid use with diabetic neuropathy.

Tea Tree

15 ml

$10.00

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LEMON SCENTED TEA TREE

Leptospermon petersonii Australia, Steam distilled, ORGANIC, leaves.

Actually, a relative of our Manuka, Leptospermum petersonii has a wonderfully clear lemon scent , and the bacteria fighting ability of the more familiar Tea Tree. According to my friendly distiller, what it really excels at is as an powerful insect repellant. And it smells much nicer than lemongrass or citronella!

I'm thinking of melting some wax and making a candle for the deck with the lemon tea tree instead of citronella candles. And wondering if wiping down the kitchen counters with a spray of Lemon Tea Tree in water will keep the ants away as well as Peppermint Essential Oil does.

Emotionally it is said to be useful for anxiety, stress, depression and for easing nervous tension.

My Australian distiller says:

"Lemon tea tree is used in natural insect repellents for humans - we prefer it alone in a carrier oil, but others add Tea Tree and lemongrass plus the carrier oil - all in very small percentages, naturally. It does work, and is, from our point of view, the use for the oil.

I personally wouldn't add E. citriodora - the Lemon tea tree will stand on its own. Haven't tried it with Cedarwood - we're more producers than blenders, but we get feedback from all sorts of people.
Leptospermum peterii
is being used for dog wash additives, but I'm not privy to the percentages. We have had evidence that the distillate water is extremely effective for clearing up mange type skin problems, and helping to keep dogs free of fleas - it is anecdotal, but a client has 35 working cattle dogs, and will take all the distillate water we produce, and the percentage of oil in the water would be extremely small."

Now, given the cost of shipping, I am not bringing in the hydrosol; but my daughter the groomer is going to be trying this lovely lemony oil on the dogs she grooms this summer. If what the distiller says about the flea freedom is true, and I have no reason to doubt him, then I think we have a gold mine here.

Lemon Tea Tree

15 ml

$12.00

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Lemon Thyme Essential Oil

Thymus citriodorus (sometimes called Thyme Essential Oil, ct. citral) Organically grown and distilled by an artisan distiller in the USA.  Wonderful light, fresh lemon aroma.

Gentler than the more traditional thymus vulgaris and richer in citral (which gives it the clear bright lemony scent.) 

Believed to be antibacterial, anti-infectious, soothing for digestive upsets, and to help loosen tight dry coughs. I have seen Lemon Thyme, in a diffuser, recommended for easing asthma or bronchial problems with children.  Many of the respiratory oils are stimulating, this relaxing oil has mildly sedative properties so would be wonderful in a night-time respiratory blend.  I'd like to try blending it with our Ginger CO2 for nausea.

Supplies are very limited.

Lemon Thyme
2 ml  $11.00
5 ml   $22.00
15 ml     $44.00
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THYME, var LINALOL

Thymus vulgaris linalool Organic from France

This is the gentlest of the Thyme cultivars. It is considered anti-bacterial, and anti infectious, as well as being a fungicide. I am told that aromatherapists trained in Europe consider this chemotype safe for internal use, and effective against gastritis, upset stomach, as well as intestinal conditions such as staph, candida and intestinal parasites. Since the oils are not used internally in the United States I am not recommending this, just passing along what I have read in the literature. 

I have seen Thyme Linalol recommended for the treatment of infectious skin diseases.  It is also useful in helping disinfect and heal oozing rashes from poison ivy, etc. as well as other contact dermatitis. 

Thyme Linalol

2 ml

$12.50

5 ml

$25.00

15 ml

$50.00

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THYME THUJANOL

Organic, from the mountains of Haute-Provence, steam distilled Thymus vulgaris var Thujanol.

I've searched for this one for years. Reputed to be strongly anti-viral and a stimulant to the immune system, it is much safer and less irritating than some of the high phenol thyme varieties while being just as powerful an antibacterial agent.  Excellent for warding off or treating viral, fungal and bacterial problems.  

Recommended, blended with Hyssop decumbens and Lavender, as a treatment for tick bites to prevent infection and reduce inflammation. This is reputed to be a preventative for tick-born Lyme Disease.

I would blend it with a bit of Ravensara to fight off respiratory ailments.  I have read that it is a specific for chlamydia.  One of my mentors recommends it in a massage for tendonitis.    Please avoid its use in pregnancy or with small children. (Reach for our Thyme Linalol instead.)  

Thyme Thujanol

2 ml          $12.50

5 ml          $25.00

15 ml        $50.00

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TOBACCO ABSOLUTE

Nicotania tabacum, Bulgarian, Solvent extracted, Leaves.

For the perfumers among us...

Looking for "just the right note" for a masculine blend?

or looking for something to add some depth and intrigue to the most exotic florals...Jasmine, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang? something to balance their intense femininity?

reminiscent of English gentlemen in their Club, sipping brandy in quiet companionship...

My son says it reminds him of very expensive cigars. I am reminded of an old, well-worn tweed jacket, perhaps a bit frayed around the cuffs...one your grandfather would have worn while taking you for autumn walks.

A secret note of the finest perfumers.... now yours to try.

only a drop or two needed.... at most, one part in ten... wonderful with Lavender...try it with one of the rosy-scented EO's... Palma Rosa or rose geranium... or with a soft, gentle Clary Sage....

March 2014 - this new production is aromatically a bit sweeter and more honey-like than some of our earlier batches.  Perhaps because it is freshly produced? If you have purchased our earlier absolute we suggest getting a sample of this one before ordering.  In fact, if you haven't experienced it, we suggest sampling it anyway, it is aromatically delightful!

Experiment! this one needs playing with....and the blends will want time to mature. but aaaaahhhhh, it's gorgeous. We offer it both undiluted, and in a 10% dilution in Fractionated Coconut oil for your convenience.

Tobacco Absolute

2 ml $29
5 ml $56
15 ml $108
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Tobacco Absolute 10%

5 ml $12.50
15 ml $25.00

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TUBEROSE ABSOLUTE

Polianthus tuberosa, India, blossoms, solvent extracted.

Jeanne Rose describes it as being close to the aroma of lilies, or of members of the Freesia family.  If I had to describe it I'd perhaps think of a blend of Jasmine Sambac, for the exotic notes, and Rose Otto for the intense floral. Tuberose Absolute is a must for anyone with an interest in perfumery, or a desire to experience new scents.

Some sources indicate that the oil might be effective in treating impotence or frigidity. I'm not sure of this, I know Rose Otto has proven effective in treating the latter, but the Tuberose might be worth trying. Emotionally, it is said to induce relaxation, and help in protecting personal energy and personal boundaries. The alleged relaxing reaction has not been my personal experience with this glorious oil, however.

Victoria, of Bois de Jasmine, writes of our Tuberose Absolute: Your tuberose oil is simply magnificent, and I think that the next time I will splurge for undiluted extract.

It takes 3600 pounds of fragile blossoms to produce 1 pound of the absolute.

Tuberose

2 ml                 $46.00
5 ml                 $92.00
15 ml               $184.00

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TUBEROSE ABSOLUTE 10%

Polianthus tuberosa, India, blossoms, solvent extracted, diluted in Fractionated Coconut.   The same exotic Tuberose, in a more affordable dilution in long-lasting Frac. Coconut.

Tuberose 10%

2 ml

$15.00

5 ml

$30.00

15 ml

$60.00

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VALERIAN

Valeriana wallachi India, roots, Organically grown but not certified

Highly sedative in action, this is the least unpleasant version of Valerian Essential Oil that I have encountered. (Valerian has been compared to the essence of dirty socks by some authorities!) Not an oil that one would chose for perfumery, but as an addition to a relaxing "go to sleep" blend it is unexcelled.

Some sources recommend it for use on irritated or couperose skin, however it is an untested oil, and could be a sensitizing agent.

Some sources recommend Valerian in a blend for muscle spasms, as well as Sweet Marjoram and Roman Chamomile. All three have relaxing and antispasmodic actions.

Pet owners alert: Valerian is even better than catnip for your feline friends. Put a drop of Valerian Essential Oil on a cat toy and watch the fun!

Valerian

2 ml $14.00
5 ml $28.00
15 ml $55.00

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VANILLA BOURBON CO2

Vanilla planifolia Madagascar ORG beans CO2 Select extraction

Because this CO2 extract of the familiar Vanilla Bean contains over 12% vanillin it is far richer, sweeter, and more aromatic than any other form of Vanilla I have experienced. Sensual, warm and aphrodisiac, this CO2 extraction contains no solvent residues (found in the more familiar Vanilla Absolute.)

Emotionally, Vanilla is warming and welcoming, an ideal destressor. It is said to ease stress, anger, and frustration...giving a feel of comfort, perhaps because it recalls warm childhood memories?

Physically, it is said to induce menstruation. I have friends who use it, diluted in honey, in herbal tea to ease menstrual problems. For this reason I would avoid it in the early stages of pregnancy.

Add a drop or two to your favorite carrier oil for a romantic massage base. A dilution in either oil or alcohol will sweeten and smooth any aromatic perfume blend.

It's comforting sweet aroma softens any blend...wonderful with citrus oils, softens the coniferous oils...add a drop to your Holiday scents!

Add a drop to a jar of honey for aromatic sweetening for tea or coffee, or add a single drop to your sugar bowl for Vanilla Sugar. I've added a drop or three to a pound of ground coffee...wonderful. This CO2 Vanilla is safe as a flavoring for internal use...try flavoring your favorite lip balm recipe with a drop.

This exquisite aromatic is VERY intense and requires use in extremely low dilutions for it's sweetness to be apparent. You might prefer our 10% dilution for ease of use.

Please note that undiluted Vanilla CO2 is thick. It most likely will not come out of the orifice reducer in the bottle. It may be necessary to gently warm the bottle, then remove the orifice reducer and scoop out the oil.

Blends with: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Vetiver. Wonderful with Rose, with most florals, with any of the sweeter citrus oils.   Adds a smoothness to any blend. 

Vanilla Bourbon CO2

2 ml

$14.00

5 ml

$28.00

15 ml

$55.00

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Vanilla Bourbon CO2 10% Dilution

Vanilla planifolia Madagascar ORG beans in a 10% dilution in our odorless Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Far easier to use in blends, massage oils, lip balms and the bath, we recommend this dilution whenever you plan to use the Vanilla CO2 in a carrier oil base.

Vanilla CO2 10%

5 ml

$8.00

15 ml

$15.00

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VETIVER

Vetivera zizanoides

Honey textured and colored, this thickest of Essential Oils is the perfect base oil to anchor a blend. I use it to smooth and sweeten some of my blends, since Vetiver is less apt to 'take over' a blend than some of the other base notes.

Emotionally, Vetiver is very grounding and balancing; I value it for this. Vetiver is a key ingredient in our anti-anxiety blend, Reunité. It is also very relaxing, a mild sedative, useful for stress I would not be without it, and use it daily blended with Neroli, Petitgrain, and a touch of Citrus.

I've seen Vetiver recommended in treatments for Anorexia; and have read that it stimulates production of red blood cells and that it is useful for 'aches and pains.' It balances sebum production, so is useful in treating both oily and dry skin.

Vetiver is far too thick to come out of the largest orifice reducers we have. When you receive a bottle of it, you will need to remove the reducer and pipette or pour the oil out. Be sure to replace the reducer when you're done as it creates a seal between the bottle and cap.

BLENDS WITH:  All our Vetiver oils blend beautifully with Jasmine, Neroli,  Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, and Rose.  They are perfect in any blend that needs a sweet base note to anchor it.

 

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VETIVER - India

Deep, smooth,  the ultimate base note to anchor your aromatic blends, and ground you in the here and now.  This is a fresh distillation that should age and mature beautifully.  Ideal for blending. I would reserve the Haitian for wearing as a single note perfume, and use the Indian for blending. This Indian Vetiver is our deepest and most earthy vetiver oil of our current supplies.

Vetiver India

15 ml

$16.00

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Haitian Vetiver  Hydrodistilled

Vetivera zizanoides

I love Vetiver - the honeyed sweetness of its scent, and the grounding effect it has when my mind is scattered.  Perhaps a decade ago we had a lovely Haitian Vetiver. I lost my source for it so it was history.  Recently I found the producer. Oh joy!  This new import is even better than my memory said!    Supplies are limited   Much sweeter, and a bit lighter than our Indian  or new Sri Lanka Oil.  I prefer not to blend with this one, because somehow we need more to reach the same effect, but to wear alone, or blend with just one other oil... perfection.

Vetiver - Haiti
15 ml $18.00
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Vetiver Sri Lanka

Vetivera zizanoides   grown and distilled in Sri Lanka by an EcoCert certified producer. 

I can hear you now, "What? ANOTHER Vetiver? Why?"  Because Christi had noticed some perfumers chatting about this beautiful new Vetiver from Sri Lanka.  So of course we had to sample some. A hint of smoke hidden in the center... not as sweet as our Haitian, nor quite as deep as our new Indian Vetiver...but..very very nice indeed.  Mysterious.  Evocative.  Of course you all know I love Vetiver and had to have some.  If you, too, love this calming base note, treat yourself!  Of the Vetiver oils we have experienced in the past decade, this new Sri Lanka Vetiver Oil seems to be more woody than earthy, some describe it as almost nutlike. 

Vetiver - Sri Lanka
15 ml $18.00
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VIOLET LEAF ABSOLUTE

Viola odorata, solvent extracted, Egypt

After a lot of requests, I finally found an exquisite Violet Leaf absolute that we are proud to put our label on. Intensely green initially, this absolute has a soft subtly floral dry down.

I have seen this absolute recommended in various mature skin care blends. Victoria Edwards says that it acts as a sedative, a liver decongestant, and a circulatory stimulant, that it treats aging and problem skin, blackheads, and enlarged pores. (wondering how it would work blended with Cistus's astringency and lymphatic stimulation...and the aromas would, I think, speak to each other.

Emotionally, Violet leaf is said to support the emotions and the heart...to soothe both nostalgia and obsession....Worwood describes it as "silent, seductive, and persuasive...helps you to realize your potential." She recommends it for timidity of the spirit, shyness, to overcome fears and shyness. Energetically and ritualistically, it is an oil of springtime, and of new beginnings and new growth.

For perfumery violet leaf offers a wonderful springtime green leafy note, that should blend beautifully with Rose, Tuberose, Lemon, Clary, Grapefruit, Mandarine, Basil, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Clove, Bay, Cinnamon, Geranium or Lavender. Available both undiluted, and in a 10% dilution in Jojoba.

At room temperature Violet Leaf is semi solid. You will need to warm the bottle to help liquefy the Violet before using.

Violet Leaf Absolute

2 ml $24.00
5 ml $47.00
15 ml $94.00

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Violet Leaf 10%

5 ml

$12.00

15 ml

$22.00

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VITEX (Chasteberry)

 

Vitex agnus castus  Steam Distilled from leaves and berries, in Croatia. Anecdotal evidence indicates that the Vitex Tree's various essential oils (available from both leaf and berry) may be extraordinarily powerful for women in dealing with various menstrual and menopausal discomforts; however the oil is immensely powerful and needs careful and judicious use. Please read this information carefully and save a copy before purchasing and/or using the oil.

Information from the distiller who used to provide our Vitex Berry Oil, Janina Sorenson, in Denmark

Vitex agnus castus is known to exert remarkable hormonal activity on especially the female hormonal system. It is believed to balance the two female gonadal hormones by having a progesterone-like activity. A commercial extract of the fruit is available commercially in Germany and has been repeatedly tested in clinical studies. It's action was found to increase the production of luteinising hormone, and hence be beneficial in the treatment of various diseases of the breasts and numerous menstrual abnormalities. I am told that Vitex agnus castus is highly advocated for diseases related to menstrual disorders, and that side effects have not been noted. (However, please read the safety warnings.) Many of the conditions named above are known likely consequences of progesterone deficiency, possibly stemming from the overabundance of estrogen like substances in the modern environment.

Further information on Vitex, both leaf and berry oils, was presented at the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy conference in November, 2000. A paper was presented by Barbara Chopin Lucks detailing her "Vitex Anthology", anecdotal experiences of 23 women participating in a research project studying the use of Vitex oils in easing the various problems that occur during menopause.

I highly recommend you invest in the proceedings of the convention, in order to read the whole report; it is available from the Pacific Institute. However, a brief summary of the experiences of the women who took part in the study, using the Berry Oil.

First, Barbara learned that this is NOT an oil for men to use, or even be around...two men tried bottling it. One became nauseated, one developed a severe migraine. It's not something for the men folk to toy with. However, the vast majority of women using either the leaf or the berry oil found that their menopausal symptoms were greatly lessened. and planned to continue using the oil after the three month study period ended. Of the women who were still menstruating, almost all reported regulation of cycles and less cramping and PMS. However several women who had stopped bleeding, some for extended periods, found their menses returning. Many users of the Berry oil found a great improvement in hot flashes/night sweats, and found themselves experiencing much less insomnia. One woman reports sharing the berry oil with her 11 year old daughter, and that hormonally induced headaches have been cleared away. Good results were experienced in the areas of vaginal thinning and dryness.

My personal impression, after reading the anthology, and any other information that I could find on Vitex agnus castus, is that the oil distilled from leaves and berries woild be gentler. For example, some women used the leaf oil internally, at doses as high as a full drop a day. This would be far too much of the berry oil. I think the berry oil needs using with a much lighter hand than the leaf oil. If I were to use it, my instinct would be to either inhale it straight from the bottle, or use a fairly weak dilution in a cream or oil base.

WARNING: Known contraindications: Pregnancy and use of Birth Control pills. (May negate them!) If a woman is on Hormone Replacement Therapy, expect to have to recalibrate the HRT.

**For other possible oils to avoid, please see our essential oil contraindications page.

Vitex Leaf and Berry Oil

5 ml 20.00
15 ml 40.00

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WINTERGREEN

NOTE: Nature's Gift no longer offers Wintergreen Essential oil for sale. Due to government regulation and threats we have withdrawn it from retail sale, rather than face a prolonged legal battle. For details, click here.

Gaulteria fragrantissima Nepal, Wild crafted, Leaves.

I debated whether to add this dangerous essential oil to our inventory, but, used properly, it does have its place in treating acute pain. Wintergreen, like Sweet Birch Essential Oil, can be a powerful pain reliever. However, it is too potentially dangerous to use on a routine basis. For an indication of the type of problems it can cause please see our Safety article. Properly diluted, especially in a base of either St. John's Wort infused oil or Calophyllum Inophyllum, it can ease acute pain of gout, arthritis, etc. It is NOT an oil to be used over the long term, however.

WARNINGS: Use with extreme caution! Wintergreen, because of its high content of Methyl Salicylate, which builds up in the body, can contribute to Salicylate poisoning. It must never be used internally, and should not be used if over the counter medications containing Methyl Sal are also being used. It is also an irritant and a sensitizer. For use in local application only. Keep totally away from children as Wintergreen's candy like aroma can result in poisoning.

**For other possible oils to avoid, please see our essential oil contraindications page.


 

White Ginger Lily Absolute

Hedychium coronarium solvent extracted from blossoms, India

We opened the bottle, and fell in love!  This absolute, extracted from the ethereal blossoms of the White Ginger Lily or Butterfly Lily by our favorite Indian producer is a floral delight. Sweet, but not too sweet, a wonderfully clear floral with spicy and fruit undertones.  Burfield writes: "Odor is heady, vibrantly sweet spicy-floral, tuberose-like and with a green aspect." We don't detect the green aspect to this radiant specimen, but a better perfumer may. 

Said to blend well with Bergamot; Carnation; Golden Champa; Frankincense, Frangipani, ginger,  Jasmine,  lime, melissa, neroli, orange blossom, osmanthus, the various petitgrain oils, the roses, sandalwood, tuberose, vanilla, and ylangylang.

This is akin to the Hawaiin plant known as Awapuhi.Available both undiluted, and in a 10% dilution in Fractionated Coconut Oil

White Ginger Lily Absolute

2 ml $23.00
5 ml $47.00
15 ml $94.00

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White Ginger 10%

5 ml $10.00
15 ml $20.00

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YARROW

Achillea milleflorum 

northwestern USA,  flowers, Certified Organic. Steam Distilled

High in chemazulene, this deep blue oil shares the anti-inflammatory characteristics of German Chamomile. Its astringency makes it the perfect choice for acne or oily skin, for balancing oily skin or scalp I've seen it used in treating seborrhea.

Yarrow is said to encourage hair growth (as is Rosemary!) Said by some to act on bone marrow to ease rheumatoid arthritis. Circulatory stimulant, may ease cramps, menstrual problems, and constipation.

Victoria Leydet says that Yarrow oil can both provide protection from ticks, and is helpful in counteracting the effects of radiation therapy (perhaps blended with Helichrysum???)

Organic Yarrow
2 ml        $27.00
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Also available in a ten percent dilution in Fractionated Coconut OilWARNING: To be avoided by those with "weed dermatitis". Avoid in pregnancy, with babies or small children.   **For other possible oils to avoid, please see our essential oil contraindications page.

 

Yarrow 10%

2 ml

$18.00

5 ml

$35.00

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YLANG YLANG FRACTIONAL DISTILLATION

Ylang Ylang is the one essential oil that is always distilled in "fractions"...i.e. the distillation is stopped at various stages, the essential oil thus far produced is taken off, then the distillation continues.  Various 'grades' of Ylang Ylang are thus produced.  Each distiller makes his own determination of where the 'dividing line' should be, so there is a wide range of quality from one distiller to another.  The normal production will include either  Ylang Ylang super, Ylang Ylang extra, and Ylang Ylang 1, 2 and 3  or Ylang Ylang Extra, Ylang Ylang 1, Ylang Ylang 2, and Ylang Ylang 3.  There is, obviously, going to be some overlap between what is one producers Ylang Ylang extra and another producer's Ylang Ylang 1.  Ylang Ylang Complete may be either the full, uninterrupted distillation (a complete oil) or a blend of different fractions.

The first fraction, the "extra" is composed primarily of esters and ethers, while the last fraction will be mostly sesquiterpenes.

A distiller of Ylangylang from the Phillipines once explained that his ylangylang distillation categorizations were based on the length of the distillation.  ie:

Pure Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is categorized according to the length of fractional distillation being carried out:

Length of Distillation            Oil Grade
    1st hour                                    Extra
    3rd hour                                           I
    5th hour                                           II
    8th hour  up to 20th hour              III

This is one case where longer distillation does not equate with a higher quality oil.

Ylang Ylang is known in Asia as an antidepressant, relaxing to body, mind and spirit, as well as an aphrodisiac. It is said to calm anger, release tension, lift depression and generally stabilize mood swings.

Ylang Ylang mixed with Jasmine or Rose has been used to treat sexual difficulties, especially those stemming from lack of confidence.

Physically, it has been used to lower blood pressure, ease muscle spasms and tense muscles, and treat PMS and menopausal symptoms.

In a facial oil or cream, it can help balance sebum production and is most helpful to oily skin. It also can fight the bacteria that often contribute to acne.  Ylangylang is said to stimulate hair growth and might be a useful addition to a shampoo or conditioner.

Blends with:  Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Litsea, Mandarine, Narcissus, Neroli, Orange, Palma Rosa, Rose, Sandalwood,  Tangerine and Vetiver

 

 

YLANG YLANG EXTRA

Cananga Odorata Madagascar, Ylang Ylang Extra, Organic

Reminiscent of Jasmine in aroma, the so-called 'Flower of Flowers' is sweet and exotically floral. Ylang Ylang Extra is the most exotic of the fractions of Ylangylang oil, and adds a radiant sweetness to perfume blends.  Tony Burfield, in Natural Aromatic Materials describes it as having a heady, sweet, radiant floral odor with spicy notes of clove in the background, and a rounded full-bodied dry down, with slightly spicy notes.

Ylangylang Extra

5 ml

$11.00

15 ml

$22.00

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YLANG YLANG COMPLETE

Cananga Odorata Madagascar, Ylang Ylang Complete, Organic

Less exotic and dramatic than our Ylang Ylang Extra, this Complete oil is the result of full distillation of the lovely Ylang Ylang flower, distilled without interruption or fractioning.

I find it softer and more relaxing to work with than the Extra. It is becoming one of my favorite oils. Soft, warm and comforting, a beautiful oil, artfully distilled. Aromatically this complete is richly floral with touches of wood notes with a softer and sweeter drydown than the fractions above.
 

Ylangylang Complete

15 ml

$12.00

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YUZU ABSOLUTE

Citrus junos Solvent extracted from the zest of the fruit sometimes known as Japanese Citron.

There's a lot of 'reconstructed' Yuzu available...most of which seems to be a blend of grapefruit, some other citrus oils, and who knows what. This is the real thing, not cold pressed like most citrus oils, but an absolute...which should give it a lot more 'staying power' in a blend.

Aromatically, this Yuzu is dry and tangy... a tart initial note, reminiscent of VERY tart grapefruit, with a dry down that reminds me of dry champagne...tingly and bubbly! My authorities mention that the "synthesized" Yuzu is often concocted of grapefruit and Mandarine, with added citrus derived chemicals. They may come close to the aroma of this amazing absolute, but lacks its depth and tenacity. Yuzu Absolute is the perfect solution for the perfumer who is seeking for a tart, non woody or resinous note to make a citrus blend last.

Emotionally, Yuzu is said to encourage concentration and focus, give spiritual strength and courage, and to encourage centering. Valerie Worwood recommends it, because it is the quintessential Japanese fruit, for use in Reiki healing and attunements. Yuzu may also be used as part of a spiritual purification ceremony.

It is said to blend well with Atlas or Himalayan Cedarwood, Sweet Basil, Bergamot, Black pepper, Cardamon, Coriander, Clary, Cypress, a touch of Jasmine, Lavender (I like it best with our Himalayan lavender!) Sweet Marjoram, Pine, Rose Absolute or oil, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang. (I prefer it with the Ylang Ylang Complete.)

 

 

YUZU ABSOLUTE
2 ml          $22
5 ml           $48
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ZDRAVETZ

Geranium macrorrhizum Bulgaria, CERTIFIED ORGANIC, leaves, stems and flowers, steam distilled

Just arrived from Bulgaria!  This new batch of Zdravetz is more floral in aroma than the Zdravetz we offered years ago. The other was a much greener and more 'herbal' aroma.

Zdravetz means "health" in Bulgarian, and this essential oil with the unpronounceable name is reputed to be excellent for sexual health. Bulgarian folklore recommends that the bridegroom sleep in a field of Zdravetz the night before his wedding night (could Zdravetz be the secret ingredient in the "all natural Viagra" that people keep spamming us about?) Dietrich Wabner, however, cites British studies indicating that Zdravetz Essential Oil is a healer for woman's reproductive system.

One source says that Zdravetz lowers blood sugar. One traveling friend includes it in her private jetlag blend to ensure a good night's sleep when her days and nights are reversed (blended with our Bulgarian Lavender and just a touch of Rose Otto.)

Please note, Zdravetz Essential Oil is rich in plant waxes, and, like true Rose Otto, will crystallize at room temperature. To blend it you will want to warm it in very hot water. It is the crystals that contain the secret of both Zdravetz's long shelf life (up to 8 years!) and its value as a scent fixative for other oils. Just be prepared to warm it before blending. Once blended into a carrier oil, Zdravetz will remain liquid.

Reminder, Zdravetz is NOT a relative of the Geranium and Rose Geranium oils, which are members of the Pelargonium species. For skincare purposes it is recommended for "normal" skin, often blended with Geranium or Rose Geranium, Lavender, and/or Myrtle. (Personally, I would blend it with Rose, but that's me ;)   I'm also told that it can have a bleaching effect on the skin and may help clear hyperpigmented spots.  Since I am often asked to recommend something for this specific problem,  I'm glad to hear this.

Chemically, Zdravetz essential oil contains over 50% Germacrone, a sesquiterpene.    The producer says that the oil is shown to have antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiallergic and capillary strengthening qualities.  It is alleged to both lower blood pressure for those suffering from hypertension and to lower or stabilize blood sugar; however I have no references for the above.   By inhallation it is said to aid with both high blood pressure and with neruogenic headaches.  Inhalation is also said to relie3ve menopause symptoms.   I'm also told that 15 or so minutes of inhalation can relieve insomnia and induce sleep. I'm planning on bringing some home for my AromaStone to test this latter statement.

Available undiluted or in a ten percent dilution with Fractionated Coconut Oil..

WARNINGS: Zdravetz is a relatively new essential oil in America, and has not received extensive dermatological testing. Please use with caution, don't apply it to broken skin or use with children or the elderly and frail. You might consider patch testing before use.

**For other possible oils to avoid, please see our essential oil contraindications page.

BLENDS WITH: Aromatically Zdravetz has a sweet/woody/herbal note, with a touch of spice. It is an excellent fixative for lighter top notes. Blends well with Oak moss, Cistus, Sandalwood, Clary, Bergamot and other citrus oils, Ylang Ylang, as well as the aforementioned Rose and Lavender.

Organic Zdravetz Essential Oil
15 ml            $84
5 ml              $42

2 ml              $21

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Zdravetz 10% in Organic Jojoba
15 ml          $20.00
5 ml           $10.00
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