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Shop By Aroma

The word Aromatherapy can be translated into therapy by aroma. The pleasant smell of an essential oil has a profound psychological effect on us. This makes choosing an oil based on its aroma, a very powerful way to choose and use essential oils.

Olfaction refers to our sense of smell and is extremely powerful. In fact, the message from your nose when you smell an aroma is sent to your brain almost instantaneously. The two parts of the brain that are directly impacted by olfaction are the limbic system and the cerebral cortex.

It appears that the limbic system has a huge impact on a number of responses such as emotion, instinctive behavior, motivation, drive, feelings, learning and memory and is not under conscious control.

The cerebral cortex plays a key role in memory, attention, perceptual awareness, thought, language, and consciousness.

What we smell has huge impact on the brain and our in turn affect us deeply, body mind and spirit. Shopping by aroma enables you to find essential oils by aromatic family. What type of scents are you drawn to today?

Astringent
Essential oils that have a sharp, penetrating, pungent aroma.
Balsamic
These essential oils tend to have a rich, earthy, warm quality. They usually represent the plant and tree balsams.
Bitter
Essential oils which have a bitter aroma usually are strong, sharp and pungent.
Bittersweeet
An aroma that can be both bitter, or pungent as well as having a sweet over or under tone.
Camphoraceous
Essential oils with camphoraceous aromas are clear, clean and purifying. They are known to be excellent for the respiratory system like Eucalyptus and Laurel Leaf.
Citrus
Citrus essential oils are known to be fresh and slightly sour, typical of the fruit rinds from which they are extracted.
Coniferous
Coniferous essential oils are distilled typically from trees that produce cones, therefore their aromas are woody, piney and earthy. Examples of coniferous essential oils are Black Spruce, White Spruce and White Fir.
Cool
Essential oils that have cooling aromas are typical in the mint family. They help us feel refreshed and rejuvenated and tend to reduce heat on all levels. Some examples of cool essential oils are Peppermint and Cornmint.
Earthy
Essential oils that have earthy scents are reminiscent of being deep in a forest and the scent that the forest floor emits.
Exotic
Exotic essential oils typically are associated with tropical, floral scents. They are quite intoxicating and sensual. Examples of exotic essential oils are Jasmine, Neroli and Cardamom.
Floral
Floral scents remind us of the flowers from which the oil is extracted. They tend to be sweet and bright with an intense energy.
Fresh
Oils that are categorized as having a fresh aroma are clean, crisp open air scent.
Fruity
Essential oils with a fruity aroma typically describe the fruit from which they are derived. They can be either have a sweet or sour aroma.
Green
Essential oils with a green aroma usually smell grassy, vernal, fresh and have the aroma of leaves.
Herbaceous
Herbaceous essential oils are green, earthy scents from the herbs they are extracted. Examples of herbaceous essential oils are thyme, basil and marjoram.
Lemony
There are several essential oils which have a lemony scent. They are clean and crisp and smell like the fruit itself. Lemon essential oil, as well as May Chang and Lemon Scented Ironbark are examples of lemony oils.
Medicinal
Medicinal essential oils can be camphoraceous or can have a therapeutic aroma. Essential oils that tend to have a medicinal scent are Clove, and two oils from the Melaleuca family,Tea tree and Rosalina.
Minty
Minty essential oils are typically in the mint family. They tend to be clearing and cooling. Examples of minty oils are Peppermint, Cornmint and Spearmint.
Musky
These oils have a slightly heavy and deep aroma. They tend to be sensual and earthy.
Piney
Essential oils that are described as piney tend to be from either a Pine, Spruce or Fir background. They can evoke the smell of either needles or cones from these trees.
Pungent
Pungent essential oils are strong, and sharp. They are not shy or quiet oils. They make their presence known. An example of a pungent essential oil is Ginger or Finger Root.
Resinous
Resinous essential oils are deep and rich. They carry an almost spiritual quality helping to heal. Examples of some common resins are Frankincense, Myrrh and Opoponax
Rich
Essential oils with a rich scent are typically deep and full. Their scents linger and penetrate. Examples of rich essential oils would be Vetiver, Patchouli and Jasmine.
Sensual
Sensual aromas tend to be exotic in nature. Examples of sensual aromas are Vanilla, Jasmine and Blue Lotus. They can activate the lower chakras as well as connecting with the higher chakras.
Slightly bitter
Essential oils which have a slightly bitter aroma usually are have an undertone of the aromas of strong, sharp and pungent.
Slightly camphoraceous
Oils that are slightly camphoraceous are not as strong as the camphoraceous ones. Examples of slightly camphoraceous essential oils are Atlantic Cedarwood and Cardamom.
Slightly citrus
Slightly citrus essential oils carry a hint of citrus aroma. Some examples are Fragonia and Rosalina essential oils.
Slightly floral
Some essential oils are slightly floral meaning they are not as sweet or strong. Examples of slightly floral essential oils are Fragonia and Roman Chamomile.
Slightly Minty
Slightly minty essential oils are typically in the mint family. They tend to be clearing and cooling. Examples of slightly minty oils are Bergamot mint and Eucalyptus dives.
Slightly musky
Some essential oils are described as having a slightly musky aroma meaning they may have an undertone of muskiness.
Slightly spicy
Some essential oils are only slightly spicy. Where Cardamom and Ginger would be described as Spicy, Fennel essential oil is slightly spicy.
Slightly sweet
Some essential oils are not as sweet as Orange or Ylang Ylang. Manuka and Kanuka from New Zealand have a slightly sweet, clean aroma.
Soft
Some essential oils are categorized as having a soft, gentle, calmimg aroma. Roman Chamomile and Rosewood, because they are known to be soothing, would be considered soft essential oils.
Spicy
Spicy essential oils are typically exotic, warm and quite aromatic. Cinnamon Bark, Cardamom and Black Pepper are examples of spicy essential oils.
Strong
There is no mistaking an aromatically strong essential oil. They clear and loud with their scents. Cornmint and Cinnamon Bark are examples of a strong scented essential oil.
Sweet
Sweet essential oils are sometimes floral oils such as Rose and Jasmine but can also be fruit oils such as Blood Orange.
Vanilla-like
Vanilla-like essential oils can either have a hint of vanilla or purely vanilla such as our Vanilla Oleoresin. Davana is an example of an essential oil that is Vanilla-like.
Warm
Warm essential oils create a sense of nurturing and safety. They are deeply comforting. Examples of warm essential oils are Black Pepper and Cinnamon Bark.
Woody
Woody essential oils evoke the scent of freshly cut trees. Some scents are labeled green, but woody would be described as being brown. Examples of woody essential oils are Cedarwood and Sandalwood.