All essential oils are supplied in either 2mL, 5mL, 10mL or 50mL pharmaceutical amber bottles and have accurate drop dispenser inserts.
Bulk sizes of our essential oils are available. Contact us for more information. Due to changing natural conditions, some essential oils may be unavailable at certain times and prices may change without notice.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available for our essential oils and other relevant products. Please contact us for more information.
Key to Headings:
* Common Name is the commonly accepted name.
Botanical Name is the accepted name on the Australian Approved Names list of the Therapeutic Goods Administration. More than one botanical name may be in common use for a plant species, as in the example of True Lavender. The accepted name is Lavandula angustifolia and another traditional botanical name still in use is Lavandula officinalis. Please contact us if you have questions.
Chemotype With certain plant species, such as Rosemary, Thyme and Eucalyptus, genetic variations can see plants of the same species produce two or more essential oils that can vary widely in their composition. Where applicable, we list the botanical species followed by CT and the distinguishing compound. Hence there is Rosmarinus officinalis CT1 Camphor, CT2 Cineole and CT3 Verbenone, with each chemotype having its own specific properties.
Extraction Method Under Common Name, all essential oils are derived from single steam distillation, never rectified nor redistilled.
CO2 extracts are from extremely pure supercritical carbon dioxide extraction.
Absolutes are from highly purified hexane extraction with less than 0.0001% (1 part per million) of any hexane residues.
All citrus oils are technically known as essences and are derived from cold expeller pressing of the fruit rinds.
* Principal Constituents details a number of the most important natural chemical compounds found in the authentic oil from our own in-house GC/MS analysis. Percentages listed represent a standard average amount, as amounts will generally vary in an acceptable range from season to season.
* Plant Part states the plant structure from which the essential oil or extract is derived. This is important in that some essential oils can be derived from different structures of the plant, giving essential oils of varying composition and uses. One example is Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), where the essential oil derived from the leaves (rich in eugenol) is markedly different from that derived from the bark (rich in cinnamic aldehyde).
Country of Origin A number of aromatic plants have their ‘vintage’ areas of growth, where the essential oils produced are regarded as the highest quality due to their balanced composition and superior aroma. Wild Alpine Lavender, for example, grows only in the higher altitudes of the Provence region of France, Tea Tree from Northern NSW in Australia and so on. We specify the proper country of origin for each oil.
* Growing Method Not only do we wish to support sustainable agriculture, our experience has been that the large-scale “broad acre” cultivation supported by pesticides, herbicides, etc., generally leads to a poorer quality essential oil. We look for growers and distillers who deal with small-scale cultivation, certified organic growing practices or ecologically sound wild harvesting, to offer the highest therapeutic quality essential oil. We fully specify the growing method of each essential oil:
Select The premium selectedauthentic essential oil derived from conventional agriculture, guaranteed to be 100% pure, natural and suitable for therapeutic use. Damask Rose essential oil from Bulgaria is a good example.
Traditional An essential oil derived from non-certified organic growing practices. As one example, Patchouli is traditionally grown in Aceh province in Indonesia without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilisers or herbicides, but is not formally certified organic.
Wild Harvested Wild essential oils are derived from wild-harvested plants. Such essential oils generally represent the highest quality and excellent value, as compared to the often higher costs of plantation-grown, certified organic plants. As well, we look to source sustainable wild-harvested plants. Prime examples include Rosemary CT 1 from Spain and Frankincense from Oman.
Organic Essential oils derived from certified organic growing practices, either guaranteed by member associations of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) or from other respected associations such as ECOCERT in Europe. We hold an organic wholesalers license, W310 from the ACO organisation (Australian Certified Organic) and are regularly audited for compliance. One example is True Lavender Organic.
Wild / Organic Essential oils derived from sustainable wild harvested plants that are certified organic as well. Tea Tree Ecowild essential oil is one example.
Effects and Comments offers a summary of potential therapeutic benefits, properties and other useful information. For further information, please contact us.