The Pure Essentials

What are essential oils?

Essential Oils are concentrated substances that are extracted from plant parts, such as roots, leaves, flowers, bark, roots & resins. Extraction is usually done via steam distillation or expeller pressing.

These oils are often referred to as " the hormone" of the plant, by activating plant budding, fruit formation or root expansion. They are very powerful and must be used with the utmost respect. Essential oils are unlike vegetable oils in that they are not greasy, but highly volatile and very potent aromatically.

Chemically, they cannot be exactly duplicated due to their complex molecular. That is what contributes to their unique healing abilities. They are imported around the world, unadultered and certified organic when possible. Global weather conditions, insects, disease, plant yield and politics all contribute to the fluctuating market costs of these oils.

 

What is a synergy?

A Synergy is created when two or more essential oils are blended together to create a mutually enhancing effect on one another. Often, a unique combination of oils together can be more potent than any one oil used separately.

Creating these harmonious blends must be done with purpose, in order to have affects on psychological, physical and emotional states. Many of our soaps contain synergies that have been specifically designed to suit your skin type, mood or aromatic preference.

 

 

Essential Oils

 

Anise Star
Origin - China
Latin name - Illicium verum
Benefit - Deodorizes & absorbs foul odours to mask them.
Related Products - Licorice Swirl Soap

Benzoin
Origin - India
Latin name - Styrax benzoin
Benefit - Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & helps skin conditions such as eczema.
Related Products - Love Struck Whipped Body Butter

Bergamot
Origin - Italy
Latin name - >Citrus bergamia
Benefit - Uplifting, reduces anxiety & stress, astringent.
Related Products - Juicy Body Scrub

Blood Orange
Origin - Italy
Latin name - Citrus sinensis
Benefit - Uplifting, stimulating & anti-deppresive
Related Products - Juicy Lip Butter, Juicy Body Scrub

Chamomile, Roman
Origin - Canada
Latin name - Chamaemelum nobilie
Benefit - Sedative & reduces nervous tension.
Related Products - Baby Me Belly & Body Butter

Cinnamon Leaf
Origin - France
Latin name - Cinnamomum verum
Benefit - Warming oil that increases circulation.
Related Products - Ancient Earth Soap

Elemi
Origin - Phillipenes
Latin name - Canarium luzonicum
Benefit - Rejuvenates skin for dry & mature types, wrinkles.
Related Product - Ancient Earth Yoga Mat & Room Mist

Eucalyptus
Origin - Australia
Latin name - Eucalyptus globulus, radiata or smithii
Benefit - Antiseptic and mentally stimulating.
Related Products - Sea to Sky Soap, In the Clear Aromatic Balm, Breathe Easy Room & Body Mister

Fir, Balsam
Origin - Canada
Latin name - Abies balsamea
Benefit - Stimulates the mind while refreshes the body.
Related Products - Bluewater Sunset Soap

Geranium
Origin - Madagascar
Latin name - Pelargonium asperum roseat
Benefit - Balances hormones, emotions, relaxing and regenerates the skin.
Related Products - Muskoka Morning Soap, Passion Potion Bath Bomb, Vanishing Act Massage & Body Roll On

Ginger
Origin - India
Latin name - Aingiber officinale
Benefit - Antiseptic, stimulates circulation, detoxifying.
Related Products - Spice of Thai Soap, Love Struck Whipped Body Butter

Grapefruit, Pink
Origin - Italy
Latin name - Citrus paradisii
Benefit - Uplifting and cleansing while stimulates lymphatic system to clear toxins and excess water retention.
Related Products - Citrus Circus Soap, Juicy Body Scrub, Citrus Circus Bath Bomb

Helichrysum
Origin - Corsica
Latin name - Helichrysum italicum
Benefit - Cell proliferator, detoxifies blood, healing for scars
Related Products - Sole Survivor Foot Butter, Vanishing Act Massage & Body Roll On

Lavender
Origin - France
Latin name - Lavendula angustifolia
Benefit - Balancing mentally, healing to skin for burns, scars, bites & diaper rash.
Related Products - Flower Power Soap, Muskoka Morning Whipped Body Butter, Baby Me Belly & Body Butter

Lemon
Origin - Italy
Latin name - Citrus limonum
Benefit - Antiseptic, astringent for oily skin, invigorating & refreshing.
Related Products - Citrus Circus Soap, Passion Potion Soap, Lemonade Lip Butter, Citrus Circus Whipped Body Butter

Lemongrass
Origin - India
Latin name - Cymbopogon citratus
Benefit - Antiseptic, insect repellent, revitalizes, refreshes and can be a sedative.
Related Products - Spice of Thai Soap, Sweet Energy Shampoo & Soap Bar, Sweet Energy Body Scrub

Lime
Origin - Italy
Latin name - Citrus aurantifolia
Benefit - Revitalizing, helps with acne, greasy skin and insect bites.
Related Products - Citrus Circus Soap, Citrus Citrus Soaking Bath Salts, Love Struck Whipped Body Butter

Marjoram, Sweet
Origin - France
Latin name - Origanum marjorana
Benefit - Relaxant, warming oil, pain relieving to muscles & joints.
Related Products - Muscle Recovery Soaking Bath Salts, Bent Outta Shape Massage & Body Roll On, Muscle Recovery Bath Bomb

Sweet Orange
Origin - Italy
Latin name- Citrus sinensis
Benefit - Antidepressant, skin healing and wrinkles. Related Products - Passion Potion Soap

Patchouli
Origin - Indonesia
Latin name - Pogostemon cablin
Benefit - Skin healing for acne, insect bites, tightness loose skin and prevents wrinkles.
Related Products - Passion Potion Bath Bomb, Passion Potion Soap, Passion Potion Soaking Bath Salts

Peppermint
Origin - USA
Latin name - Mentha piperata
Benefit - Stimulant, soothes and cools the skin.
Related Products - Sea to Sky Soap, Sweet Energy Shampoo & Soap Bar, Sweet Energy Soaking Bath Salts

Petitgrain Origin - France
Latin name - Petitgrain bigarde
Benefit - Helps with acneic or oily skin, stress relieving.
Related Products - Muskoka Morning Soaking Bath Salts, Muskoka Morning Bath Bomb, Muskoka Morning Soap

Pine, White
Origin - Canada
Latin name - Pinus strobus
Benefit - Purifies congested skin, eczema, sores and cuts.
Related Products - Bluewater Sunset Soap

Rosemary
Origin - Tunisa
Latin name - Rosmarinus officionalis
Benefit - Stimulating, decreases mental fatigue & improves circulation.
Related Products - Sweet Energy Room & Body Mist, Sweet Energy Soaking Bath Salts, Muscle Recovery Bath Bomb, Bent Outta Shape Massage & Body Roll On

Spearmint
Origin - USA
Latin name - Mentha spicata
Benefit - Cleansing especially for blackheads and acne, tightens pore, relieves itching and detoxifying.
Related Products - Sea to Sky Soap, Minty Lip Butter

Spruce, Black
Origin - Canada
Latin name - Picea mariana
Benefit - Recharges and rejuvenates, disinfectant and great for oily skin.
Related Products - Bluewater Sunset Soap

Tea Tree
Origin - Australia
Latin name - Melaleuca alternifolia
Benefit - Heals skin especially for acne, wounds and sunburn.
Related Products - T-Zone, In the Clear Aromatic Balm

Ylang Ylang
Origin - Maylasia
Latin name - Cananga odorata
Benefit - Relieves anxiety, antiseptic and great for acne, oily and dry chapped skin.
Related Products - Muskoka Morning Soap, Love Struck Whipped Body Butter

Vanilla
Origin - India
Latin name - Vanilla planifolia
Benefit - Comforting, relaxing and aphrodesiac
Related Products - Candy Cane Lip Butter