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Essential Oils

Essential oils are the fragrant essence of a plant. They are highly concentrated liquid oils that form the foundation of aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine that uses essential oils and other aromatic compounds to benefit a person's mind, mood, cognitive function or health.

Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation or expression. Distillation involves steaming the plant matter until it breaks down. The plant's fragrant oil is cooled, separated from the water and filtered into its pure essential oil. When the essential oil is extracted via the expression method, it is pressed from the plant source the same way lemon juice is pressed from a lemon.

Essential oils should not be confused with perfumes or other fragrance oils. Essential oils are derived naturally from a plant, whereas fragrance oils are chemically produced.

Listed below are the individual Gaia Garden essential oils and Gaia Garden essential oil blends that that we carry. If you are looking for a particular product and do not see it on this list, please feel free to call us at 604-922-4174.

Individual Essential Oils

skin care

Eucalyptus (China)(Eucalyptus globulus)

Cooling, anti-bacterial and anti-viral in the lungs. Decongestant to clear head colds and reduce mucus congestion.

skin care

Geranium (Egyptian) (Perlargonium graveolens)

Soothing, sedative, healing to the skin. Adrenal tonic and hormonal normalizer. Relieves depression, anxiety and despondency.

skin care

Lavender (France)(Lavendula vera)

Soothes burns, and skin irritations. Calming and relaxing - good for insomnia, depression, anxiety, irritability and headaches. Anti-microbial for bacterial, viral or fungal infections. Skin regenerator and healer, reduces wrinkles and scarring.

skin care

Peppermint (USA)(Mentha piperita)

Stimulating to a tired brain. Good for headaches. Carminative for gas, indigestion and nausea. Takes the itch out of insect bites, chickenpox, shingles and fungal infections.

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Pine Needle (Hungary) (Pinus sylvestris)

Disinfectant, expectorant. Good air antiseptic. Circulatory stimulant. Refreshing and uplifting. Relieves muscular pain. Adrenal stimulant.

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Sweet Orange (Italy)(Citrus sinensis)

Antidepressant, encourages positive outlook. Good for oily skin. Promotes immune function.

skin care

Tea Tree (Organic) (Australia) (Melaleuca alternifolia)

An effective antiseptic, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Immune tonic. Protects the skin from radiation burns during cancer treatments.

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Thyme (White) (Spain) (Thymus vulgaris)

Anti-viral, topical application for warts. Anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-parasitic. Raises the spirits.


Essential Oil Blends

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Grounding

Cinnamon, Frankincense, Patchouli, Neroli Dilution

skin care

Realxation

Lavender, Verbena, Rose geranium, Melissa type & Orange.

skin care

Headache Blend (Roll-on)

Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Grapeseed oil

Caution

All of our essential oils are unadulterated practitioner grade pure plant essences. They are extremely strong and are not recommended for topical use unless diluted. Do not use internally unless directed by a qualified practitioner.

Always research your oils before use. Some oils are much stronger than others. Some oils, such as Thyme, Orange or Basil oils, may cause skin irritation in quite small amounts.

For babies, children up to 14 years, the elderly, pregnant women or people with serious medical conditions, special considerations are advised for choosing oils, dilution rates and methods of application. A consultation with a qualified aromatherapist is advised in these special circumstances.