About Essential Oils

About Essential Oils

Essential Oil Basics

What is an essential oil? An essential oil is an aromatic, volatile substance found within a plant. It is extracted from a particular part of the plant, like the flower, leaf, resin, bark, root, branch, seed or fruit.

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Essential Oil Basics

Sourcing Essential Oils

Aura Cacia uses a global sourcing strategy in order to find the best botanicals where they grow naturally. We work to cultivate direct relationships with our growers in order to support them and their communities.

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Sourcing Essential Oils

Aromatherapy A-Z Glossary

Absolute Products, not strictly essential oils, obtained through chemical solvent extraction. Aromatherapy The art and science of using essential oils extracted from botanicals to relax, balance and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit.

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Aromatherapy A-Z Glossary

Blending and Diluting Essential Oils

Blending Essential Oils Blending essential oils to achieve a desired aroma and/or benefit can be tricky, but with a basic understanding of skin care oils, recommended batch size and top, middle and base notes, the process can become simple and enjoyable. Skin Care Oils Skin care (carrier) oils are extracted from plant nuts, seeds and kernels.

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Blending and Diluting Essential Oils

Explore our Bodi Gentle Cleansing Oils collection that delivers a gentle lather