Essential Oils

Natural Fragrances

What is the difference between a fragrance oil and an essential oil? Fragrance oils can and usually do contain many different components ranging from natural essential oils to purely synthetic compounds. Many perfumes contain more than 100 components. The problem, for those who are sensitive, is that there is no requirement to list the compounds contained in a fragrance oil. Many of the compounds are known skin irritants. Most quality synthetic fragrances do include small amounts of organic material to give them the more natural bouquet of natural scents. However, real organic materials, such as essential oils, are usually used in very small quantities because of their expense. Today, there are over 5,000 synthetic chemicals available to create aromatic fragrances.

An essential oil is a highly concentrated and potent extract from plants, leaves, flowers, roots, buds, twigs, rhizomes, heartwood, bark, resin, seeds and fruits. The use of the word “oil” is a little bit of a misnomer. Essential oils are not oils in the way most people think of an oil. Essential oils come in a variety of colors and consistencies from clear and watery to dark, thick and syrupy. Essential oils contain the true essence of the plant. Essential oils are very concentrated and therefore should be used sparingly. We use only the finest essential oils Mother Earth has to offer..

Customer Feedback:

Christel, QLD, Australia Its better than perfume! I have a variety of fragrances and just a dab on the wrist or behind the ear lasts all day. My friends ask me what perfume I am wearing – and when I tell them that I don’t wear any, they don’t believe me – and yet they love the fragrance.