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What is an Essential Oil?  Peel an orange, walk through a rose garden or rub a sprig of lavender between your fingers, and you are instantly aware of the special aroma of that plant.  Technically, what is that smell?  Well, it is essential oils that give flowers, fruits and herbs their distinct aromas.

The oils are derived from various parts of the plant.  Some come from seeds, bark, root, leaves, peel, flowers, wood, balsam or resin.  Also, some plants produce numerous oils, such as one from the flower and another from the leaves.  Different oils from different parts of the plant may yield different results.

Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years for bathing, healing and perfumes.

How do Essential Oils Work?  They can be used in numerous ways to treat skin complaints and conditions, once absorbed into the bloodstream they can be beneficial to the circulatory system and inhalation is an effective way to treat nose, throat and lung ailments and they may be applied externally for stomach and digestive complaints.

Immune System:  Virtually all essential oils have bacterialcidal properties, and by promoting the production of white blood cells, they can help prevent and treat infections illness.

Nervous System:  Some oils are known to have a balancing or normalizing effect on the systems of the body.  Some are relaxing, uplifting, or reviving.  Some work more on an emotional level as others on a physiological level.

The Mind:  Essential oils have been used throughout history for their power to influence the emotions and state of mind

Essential Oils and/or Aromatherapy should not be used in lieu of a doctor's care, none of the below essential oils are to be used to self diagnose or 'treat' oneself for ailments.
All Essential Oils Should be Avoided by those whom are pregnant or nursing.

We use 6 oils in our products, 4 are 100% pure essential oils,
the other 2 are cosmetic grade fragrance oils*

Grapefruit - *Aroma:: Fresh, Sweet Grapefruit Citrus*   Citrus x Paradisi; 100% Pure Essential Oil.  Aids in relief of chills, colds, flu, depression, headaches, performance stress, circulation, stiffness, water retention, acne.

It shares the nutritional qualities of other citrus species, being high in Vitamin C and a valuable protection against infectious illness.  Grapefruit oil has astringent and skin conditioning qualities.   It is said to have a toning effect of the skin making this oil suitable for treating cellulites. 

Lavender - *Aroma:: Crisp and Clean Lavender Flower*   Lavendula Angustifolia; 100% Pure Essential Oil.  Aids in relief of stress, calming, skin conditions, headache, migraine. See benefits.

This amazing plant is used for acne, athlete's foot, comforting the stomach, as a disinfectant, for headache and migraine relief, healing burns and insect bites, an insect repellent, scenting linens, stiff joints and sore muscle relief, sunburns and more!

Lemongrass - *Aroma:: Fresh Grassy-Citrus With Earthy Undertones*  Cymbopogon Citratus; 100% Pure Essential Oil.  Aids in relief of fever, relieves nervous exhaustion, stress, muscular pain, poor circulation, acne, athlete's food, excessive perspiration, opens pores.

It relieves some of the symptoms of jetlag, clears headaches and helps with nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions.  helps tone the muscles and slack tissue, relieves muscle pains and helps with poor circulation. It has great benefits as a muscle and skin toner, assists in clearing up oily skin and acne and revitalizes the body and mind.

Peppermint - *Aroma:: Cooling, Refreshing Peppermint*  Mentha Piperita; 100% Pure Essential Oil.  Aids in relief of circulation, colds/flu/fever, cramps, nausea, fainting, headache, migraine, vertigo, acne, ringworm, scabies.

Has natural healing powers that can improve your well being. Peppermint has been used through the ages to treat a wealth of ailments. It is used for gastrointestinal disorders as well.  Many claim it can also help with the common cold, respiratory problems and migraine headaches. There are psychological peppermint benefits as well. Its vigorous scent is a mental stimulant and can bring clarity to the mind.

Rose - **Aroma:: Soft and Warm Rose**  Cosmetic Grade Fragrance Oil

It takes 60,000 rose blossoms, picked in the early hours of dawn as they are unfolding, to gain 1 oz. of Rose Essential Oil. The harvest is rushed to the distiller and the oil crafted immediately. For this reason the price is as much as $1300.00 per oz for the pure oil.  To keep our costs low we use a high quality fragrance oil.

Vanilla - **Aroma:: Warm Vanilla**  Cosmetic Grade Fragrance Oil

After a few years of reduced harvests, the price of Vanilla Essential Oil has sky-rocketed, and is now comparable to the precious oils such as Rose. This of course has caused most vanilla products to now contain synthetic vanillin instead of the real thing.  For this reason the price is as much as $330.00 per oz for the pure oil.  To keep our costs low we use a high quality fragrance oil.
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