The Benefits of Essential Oils

Watch this two-minute video (1:48) about essential oils and you’ll appreciate why we never put “fragrance” in our products. To view a larger version, click the full-screen icon at the bottom right.


What are essential oils? Why are they better for you?

This gorgeous field of lavender in France looks like a garden but it is actually a crop. When it’s harvested, the lavender will be steam-distilled to produce fragrant lavender essential oil.

This precious essential oil contains some 5,000 organic compounds.

Lavender has been proven safe-- used and loved for centuries.

Contrast this natural oil with synthetic fragrances produced in chemical laboratories.

Synthetic fragrances are among the top five allergens in the world and may contain neurotoxins and hormone disruptors.

Check the ingredients in your soap and skin care products. Most likely, you’ll see the word “fragrance.”

This single word can stand for hundreds of unnamed, potentially harmful chemicals.

We do not use synthetic fragrance oils in any of our products.

Enjoy real scents of citrus, spice, evergreen and mints.

Florals? We love them too. But think about it. It takes tons of these tiny blossoms, handpicked in Spring, to make a single pound of lilac oil. The rest of the shrub has no scent.

Roses are similar. It’s just the petals. Real floral oils are costly, used only in the finest perfumes.

We offer fifty different varieties of soaps. Lavender is our most popular scent, but you’ll want to try others. Indulge your sense of smell.

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