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Aromatic plants and oils have been used as perfumes, incense, 
in cosmetics, cooking for medicinal and therapeutic purposes since the beginning of man's history.

The life force of a plant is called the essential oil, or 'essence'.  Essential Oils are highly concentrated substances extracted from various parts of aromatic plants and trees. These aromatic plants and oils have been used for thousands of years dating back to ancient civilizations that used them to heal, enhance, soothe and excite the body and spirit.

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The Chinese have ancient herbal traditions that can be found recorded 2000 years before Christ. Hippocrates of Greece,  known as the "father of medicine", prescribed perfume fumigation's and fomentation's. But perhaps the most famous and richest associations and information concerning the first aromatic associations, dates back in Egyptian papyrus manuscripts written 2800 years BC. The information encompasses 6000 years of aromatic history. These manuscripts speak of "fine oils and choice perfumes, and the incense of temples, whereby every God is gladdened."


In the Vedic literature of India one can find over 700 such substances.  The Bible tells of how treasures from the East, Frankincense, and Myrrh, were gifts from the Wise Men to the Christ child at the time of his birth. 

Through the centuries, information on how essential oils are used has been handed down from generation to generation. However, when Alchemy gave way to more technical chemistry, so did the interest in the "whole oil". As scientists started stripping away various constituents of the oils and developing synthetic counterparts, the modern drug industry was born.

Herbal medicine and aromatic therapies lost their credibility as methods of treatment went out of the hands of individuals and became instead the "domain of the professionals". By the middle of the twentieth century, the role of essential oils had been reduced almost entirely to use in perfumes, cosmetics, and foodstuffs.

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In 1928 a French chemist named Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a perfumier by trade, coined the phrase "aromatherapy" after he became fascinated with the healing properties of essential oils. His fascination was set into motion by an accident in his research lab when he found that lavender was able to heal a severe burn on his hand and help prevent scarring.  Through further research, he had found that essential oils were most effective when the plant was used in its entirety, rather than stripped and components were synthesized.

Therapeutic Essential Oils 

In 1964 another French doctor, Jean Valunet using essential oils, successfully treated specific medical and psychiatric patients. He published his work as Aromatherapie. His work was followed by more notables and has evolved into a body use we today call Aromatherapy.

Today we recognize that essential oils have three different and distinct modes of action with regard to how they interrelate with the human body:

  • Pharmacological - how the essential oils reacts with the enzymes and hormones as they enter the bloodstream

  • Psychological - the effect the oil has when it is inhaled and its odor is reacted to by the body

  • Physiological - how the oil effects the body system as a stimulant or sedative

As as we enter the 21st Century and science has confirmed that essential oils - the aromatic essences of leaves, bark, roots and flowers, can enhance our moods, sharpen our minds and awaken our physical selves, we again see Aromatherapy as an important component of Herbal Medicine.

Science has discovered that our sense of smell plays a significant role in our overall health. An essential oil is inhaled and directed by the olfactory system to the limbic system of the brain. In turn, the brain responds to the particular scent affecting our emotions and chemical balance. Essential oils are also absorbed by the skin and carried throughout the body via the circulatory system to reach all internal organs.

We all remember forever the smell of a newborn who has been freshly washed and powered. We remember the lavender smell of the hanky our Grannies always wore in their pocket, or the delicious smell of our Grandfathers pipe. Smells tie us to our past, refresh, delight and heal us in the present and in the future will tie our children to us forever in complex visions that recall experiences that leap out at them from the undergrowth of their lives. As this field flourishes, more and more people discover the remarkable benefits of these essential oils.

essential oilsAromatherapy is today an established science. Our company believes that essential oils are natures life force, and as such are NATURES PHARMACY. Once you begin to use them and discover their soothing and healing powers, you too will be amazed and find yourself using them daily. The time will quickly come when you will not be able to imagine living without them.

We carry only the finest oils that can be obtained. Our ingredients come from exotic locations around the world. These oils contain no added chemicals or additives of any kind, including vegetables or "folded" oils. Our pure single-species essential oils have NOTHING added to them and contain only the oil released during the first distillation.

Our Promise: Pure Essential Oils


John Black, regarding our oils: "This is the criteria for this essential oil line genuine, authentic, unadulterated, pure, holistic, and therapeutic essential oils all rolled into one. No other company can boast this. These essential oils are totally unique because they are free from all chemicals and pesticides, guaranteed! I stake my personal claim on it - free from chemicals, free from any kind of chemical or natural adulteration, and all are single species."

Our Essential Oil Professionals

Because the market for essential oils and aromatherapy is still relatively new, yet growing rapidly, there are some who take advantage of the situation by secretly "stretching" oils through dilution and adulteration. Because we intend not only to set a new standard but to be the new standard in the essential oil market, every oil we provide is of the highest quality and purity. Our "single" oils are true single species essential oils - with NO carrier oils and our "blends" are true combinations of single species essential oils. You will always know what you are getting with our Essential Oils.

Why These Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Accessories 
Are The World's Finest
  • All single oils are derived from single species.
  • All blends are combinations of single species oils.
  • All of our oils are both GC and MS tested and an analysis of both is performed by John Black.
  • Each essential oil is inspected by a third-party source to insure that it meets the strictest guidelines for purity, authenticity, and therapeutic value.
  • Before crops are distilled into the oils, each crop is carefully examined for traces of chemicals or pesticides. Only after it is determined to be completely free from these adulterations are the crops then distilled into our essential oils.
  • Our essential oils guarantee you the best prices for the highest quality oils.
  • We have three independent watch-dogs. These professional aromatherapists help select our oils, monitor our written materials, advise us on the oil market worldwide, and provide quality control over our oil selections.
  • We will NOT raise the cost of an oil because the "market will bear it".

Enjoy Tremendous Aromatic, Health and  Life Enhancements With Essential Oils


* These products have not been clinically tested as a formula for a  conditions, and no claims are made for the effectiveness of it. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration.

** More detail about our oils can be found in the Essential Oil Guide.




Consult a health care practitioner before using these products if pregnant or lactating, or if you have a medical condition or are taking medication. These statements  have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. The products  mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Always  see your licensed health care professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.


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