The purpose of this page has changed, as we are no longer carrying scented skin care products. We now offer fragrance oils for candles, body products, and scented crafts. The link to our scent list is shown at the top of this page. Information regarding essential oils that we find useful in skin care is still available at the bottom of this page.


Scented Oils



Fragrance Oils for Candles & Scented Crafts -
Scented candles are typically created with fragrance oils that resemble some of our favorites scents, from botanicals to foods. However, they are synthetic mixtures, and there's no way around that! The use of essential oils in candlemaking can become very expensive very fast. As potent as essential oils are, the scent can easily be lost in candlemaking as they can lose their potency when exposed to hot wax. So, besides the price, they can also be a little tricky to use in candles, however lovely they may be! This is one reason why some crafters prefer to mix some essential oils with traditional fragrance oils, just in case some of the essential oil weakens during the candlemaking process.

Synthetic oils for making candles are created specifically for this purpose, or for use with other scented crafts, and some can be used with body products. Many of our candle scents have been personal favorites for many years.

Our scent mixes have been a "hit" with our customers; these particular scents from the reputable suppliers we have worked with for over a decade, are something we wish to continue to use in our own candles. They may, however, contain small amounts of phthalates (DEP type). As time goes on, we plan on testing some phthalate-free oils, but, those are still a synthetic ingredient. A beeswax candle with a traditional candle scent most likely will burn cleaner than a paraffin candle with phthalate-free scent. If you wish to go fully natural with candles, the best way is to look into soy or beeswax candles, for instance, that are not scented, or that contain only essential oil.

Our fragrance oils can be used in making a wide assortment of home fragrance products. Many of them are also safe for soaps and scented body products.

Here is our list of scents currently available:
Fragrance Oils for Candles & Scented Crafts



Essential Oils -
These wonderful oils are used in aromatherapy as well as in skin care and other places where natural scent is desired. If you want your skin care to be uncomplicated and natural, then unscented products are the best, with the exception of essential oils ... "scented oils" that are nature's finest oils, so much more than fragrance, especially when it comes to skin care. This is one reason why so many crafters and companies use these oils in skin care. They are often used in creating soaps that offer various benefits to the skin.

These are some of our favorite essential oils for use in skin care products ...

Camphor ~
Aids in soothing inflammation or itching; pungent type of scent, unlike many other oils - of a "medicinal" nature; "woodsy"-herbal-slightly menthol.

Clove Bud ~
A wonderful, sweet, yet potent spice that can aid in purification of the skin and prevent infection.

Lavender ~
Scent of lavender is soothing and relaxing; often used to help relax or regenerate the skin; can reduce swelling or itching and promote healing; antibacterial, anti-inflammatory; soothing refreshing and purifying.

Lavender-Palmarosa ~
Relaxing to the senses and the skin, refreshing, cleansing, soothes stressed skin. A balancing combination!

Lavender-Peppermint ~
Soothing lavender and invigorating peppermint together for a great combination of oils for calming the skin and self.

Palmarosa ~
Smelling of roses, the essential oil of this wild grass can help to correct imbalances in the skin, adding suppleness and elasticity; all skin types can benefit from this all-around rejuvenating oil from minimizing production of oil, or stimulating new skin cells and preventing scarring and balancing hydration.

Palmarosa-Peppermint ~
The balancing benefits of Palmarosa in concert with relaxing effects of Peppermint, an herb used since ancient times, known to be relaxing; often used medicinally; can relieve itching and help with skin conditions; good for sensitive skin types.

Petitgrain ~
Obtained from bitter orange tree, this scent has historically been used in perfumery; can help maintain balance of moisture and oil on the skin; may benefit in treating breakouts or abnormal sweating; or dryness and cracking and other skin conditions; oily skin benefit. Sunlight should be avoided for several hours after the use of any product with wonderful Petitgrain, however, as it is a photosensitizer.

Rose Geranium ~
Balancing for the skin; good for combination skin overly-dry skin, and dry acne conditions; clove-like scent.

Tea Tree ~
Known for its anti-bacterial properties; especially helpful with acne.


Botanicals


Products containing essential oils shown above are considered safe for use on face and body, including as feminine hygiene, with the exception of camphor, clove, and tea tree, which should be dedicated for use in treating blemishes on face or back and not used on sensitive areas of the body. It is advised to not use camphor, clove, peppermint, or tea tree on areas of the body that can be sensitive. Any botanical can affect individuals differently, so all products should always be tested on a small area of skin before using as intended so you can immediately recognize any allergic reaction. Certain medical conditions may prevent some individuals from using essential oils, including pregnancy (lavender, for instance.) People with epilepsy should not use camphor or hyssop oil and peppermint essential oil should not be used on infants or small children. If you have a health condition, please seek information regarding the use of essential oils. As with any product you are using for the first time, test on a small area of skin first to make sure you have no allergic or adverse reaction, especially if you plan to use as feminine spray.





Please note ...
We are currently not offering skin care products for sale.
If you are an existing customer wishing to refill something you have ordered in the past, please send an e-mail message with your request. Thank you!
More about phthalates ...
In today's world, it is about impossible to avoid phthalates. These multi-functional chemicals are found in a wide variety of products, such as air fresheners; detergents; cleaning products; toys; vinyl products; nail polish; cosmetics; hair care products such as sprays, mousses, gels; deodorants and antiperspirants; lotions and creams; skin cleansers; baby products; shampoos; perfumes and colognes, as well as fragrance oils added to numerous personal care products ... in other words, we can find them in a lot of places and we commonly take them in through breathing or applying to skin. We can also be exposed to them through food or drink packaging, as they are used in the processing of certain plastics and food wrappers.

Phthalates are not known to be carcinogenic, or to cause primary skin irritation. However, studies suggest that exposure to phthalates such as DEHP, DBP and their metabolites may produce hormone or endrocrine system disruption. Our exposure levels vary from person to person, but combined exposure can pose a problem for some people.

Perfumes can have high levels of phthalates. A very common phthalate is known as diethyl phthalate, or "DEP," and some others are are dimethyl phthalate ("DMP"), di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate ("DEHP"), dibutyl phthalate ("DBP"), diisobutyl phthalate ("DiBP"), di-n-butyl phthalate ("DnBP"), di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate ("DEHP"), butylbenzyl phthalate ("BBP") ... there are many types.

"Historically, the primary phthalates used in cosmetic products have been dibutylphthalate (DBP), used as a plasticizer in products such as nail polishes (to reduce cracking by making them less brittle); dimethylphthalate (DMP), used in hair sprays (to help avoid stiffness by allowing them to form a flexible film on the hair); and diethylphthalate (DEP), used as a solvent and fixative in fragrances. According to FDA's latest survey of cosmetics, conducted in 2010, however, DBP and DMP are now used rarely. DEP is the only phthalate still commonly used in cosmetics."
Source: http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductsIngredients/Ingredients/ucm128250.htm

References:
Human monitoring of phthalates and risk assessment:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16009652

Also ...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21315328
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15513891
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/Chem_Background/ExSumPdf/Diethyl_phthalate.pdf
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp73.pdf
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