• What are essential oils?

    Essential oils are natural, aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, flowers, stems, roots, and other parts of plants. Used for thousands of years in cultures around the world for medicinal and therapeutic benefits, you can have these powerful oils in your home too.

  • Where do they come from?

    A global network of artisans provides the raw materials—sourcing—used for essential oil production. Where a plant is grown has a major impact on its constitution, which in turn determines its potency. Using local artisans who have grown the source plants for generations ensures that the plants are not only properly cared for, but also grown in an environment that maximizes the essential oils’ potential.

  • What about quality and testing?

    Every batch of the essential oils I use and recommend is subjected to requirements set forth in a strict quality control protocol. This protocol ensures potency, purity, and consistency batch to batch. The testing begins immediately after distillation with each oil being reviewed for its chemical composition. A second round of testing is carried out at a production facility to ensure that what was distilled and tested is the same essential oil as was received. A third review of the chemistry of the oil is conducted in a three-phase procedure as the oils are packaged into the bottles we use as consumers. Each of these tests confirms that the essential oil is free of contaminants and unexpected alterations during production. By the time you get your hands on the oil, it has been subjected to the following tests:

    • Organoleptic testing
    • Microbial testing
    • Gas chromatography
    • Mass spectrometry
    • Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
    • Chirality testing
    • Isotopic analysis
    • Heavy metal testing
  • Are Essential Oils for me?

    If you look for natural ways to handle the following issues, then essential oils are for you.

    • Do you experience stress?
    • Do you have kids that get sick?
    • Do you have trouble sleeping?
    • Do you get the occasional headache or stomach ache?
    • Does traveling make you susceptible to colds and flus?
    • Are you looking for more natural beauty products?
    • Do you prefer cleaning supplies that are safe and non-toxic for your family?
    • Are you worried about all of the over-the-counter medicines your family uses?
    • Do you have aches and pains from working out, tight muscles or joint discomfort?

Can’t I just buy the oils at the store or on the internet?

For safety and effectiveness, it’s important to get the highest quality oils. I only recommend oils that are well-sourced and carefully distilled to create the cleanest, most effective oil possible. 

Which oils should I use?

 Email me to help put together what makes sense for you. My job is to help you find the oils that you need on your budget.

What do they cost?

Every single oil has a different price depending on the intensity of the distillation process, how much plant material is needed and what part of the world it comes from. Some of the oils are rare and very precious! Others are more broadly available and make it simple to become an everyday part of your life.