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Scenting

SCENTING TIPS

How to pick a custom scent

First, ask yourself what type of scent you generally like.

Either keep it simple and pick one or two from a single category or layer a few scents. Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds!

Layering Scents

Pick a high note or base note you really like and work from there.

Top notes - Uplifting, fresh and sharp. Top notes are the first impression of the blend and the first to dissipate.

Middle notes - Mellow, rounded and warm. Middle notes, known as the "heart" of the blend, emerge just before the top note dissipates and provides a smooth transition from the top to the base.

Base Notes - Rich, deep and bold. Base notes are noticed close to when the middle note starts to dissipate and bring depth to the blend.

 

Essential Oils and Natural Fragrance Oils

Essential oils are the volatile, aromatic oils obtained by steam or hydrodistillation of botanicals. Different parts of the plants can be used to obtain essential oils, including the flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, stems, bark, wood, etc. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils or simply as the “oil of” the plant from which they were extracted. An oil is “essential” in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant. Essential oils undeniably have been found to carry positive properties from the plant materials they were extracted from.

The scents marked with a period are proper essential oils.

The rest of our scents are ‘natural fragrance oils’, meaning they are created in a lab but instead of using traditional synthetic materials they use a mixture of natural materials to create a scent that is otherwise impossible or unaffordable.

Botanical
Basil
Lavender.
Lemongrass.
Lemon Verbena
Peppermint.
Petitgrain.
Rosemary.
Sage.
Spearmint.

Citrus
Bergamot
Grapefruit.
Lime.
Lemon
Wild Orange.

Earth
Citronella.
Clary Sage.
Cypress.
Eucalyptus.
Tea Tree.
Vetiver.

Floral
Freesia
Geranium
Honeysuckle
Jasmine
Lily
Neroli
Osmanthus
Rose
Ylang Ylang.

 

 Forest
Cedarwood.
Frankincense.
Juniperberry.
Palo Santo.
Patchouli.
Pine Needle.
Rosewood
Sandalwood

 

Fruit
Blueberry
Cherry
Coconut
Fig
Mango
Papaya
Passion Fruit
Pear
Pineapple
Strawberry

 

Sugar & Spice
Black Pepper.
Cardamom.
Cocoa.
Ginger.
Manuka Honey
Vanilla

 

Tea & Musk
Amber
Green Tea
Musk

 

 

 

 

SUGGESTIONS BY USE

Face
Acne/Oily:
Lime, Lemongrass, Tea Tree

Dry/Mature:
Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Lavender

All Skin Types:
Beauty Blend
Body
Dry:
Frankincense, Geranium, Ylang Ylang

Sensitive:
Lavender, Chamomile, Clary Sage

Deodorizing:
Grapefruit, Bergamot, Cedarwood

Antibacterial:
Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Peppermint
Hair
Oily:
Lemon, Grapefruit, Cypress

Dry:
Lavender, Rosemary, Chamomile

Smooth (Anti-frizz):
Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Geranium

Dandruff:
Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Peppermint



*Baby/Children
Beauty “Baby” Blend
Lavender
Chamomile
Frankincense

*Always heavily dilute. For babies 6 months and older only!
Cleaning
Lemon
Orange
Eucalyptus
Thieves Oil
Dogs
Frankincense
Chamomile
Rosemary 
Lemongrass

 

 

JUMP TO:

Pre-Made Blends

A–C  F-M  O-Z

Essential Oils

A-B  C-E  F-L  M-R  S–Y 

 

 

SIMPLE BLENDS

Amber & White Musk

Bergamot & Rosewood

Cardamom & Blueberry

Cedarwood & Lemongrass

Clary Sage & Lemon

Cocoa & Sandalwood

Coconut & Lime

Eucalyptus & Spearmint

Fig & Black Pepper

Frankincense & Freesia

Grapefruit & Ginger

Green Tea & Passion Fruit

Honeysuckle & Petitgrain

Jasmine & Wild Orange

Lily & Pear

Neroli & Palo Santo

Patchouli & Osmanthus

Peppermint & Rosemary

Pineapple & Papaya

Pine Needle & Lemon Verbena

Vanilla & Ylang Ylang

 

 

 

PRE-MADE BLENDS

All fragrances are phthalate free.

 

A–C

Beauty Blend

The Beauty Blend is a little fresh and a little floral. Its pleasant aroma is as therapeutic as it smells! Calming oils of lavender, chamomile, and helichrysum help soothe and nourish the skin. They work to gently heal while tea tree oil helps fight bacteria and breakouts. This delicate and subtle blend is suitable for the gentlest applications, including babies over 6 months and children.

 

Blend No. 3

Blend No. 3 is a heavy dose of complexity with a collaboration of oils that just work! Floral osmanthus is grounded by fresh and earthy rosewood, while spicy ginger plays beautifully off of citrus notes of bergamot and wild orange. Combined together, these elements make a well-rounded, satisfying blend. It's a shoppe favorite!

 

Breezy Blend

Summertime in a vial! The Breezy Blend is brightly energizing with fruity notes of papaya, mango, and citrus in combination with sweet honeysuckle and coconut. Our most popular blend it's a great addition to sunny days or to help brighten the gloomy ones!

 

Breathe Blend

The Breathe Blend is a great option on days you're feeling congested, or just need a little help centering yourself to take some deep breaths. This sinus soothing combination is made with peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, and cajeput essential oils to create a strong aromatic experience to help clear nasal passages and aid with clear breathing. Works great in a diffuser!

 

Caramel Latte Blend

Just like an inviting cup of Caramel Latte Blend from your favorite coffee shoppe! The caramel latte blend has sweet notes of caramel, vanilla bean, and freshly ground coffee swirled together with just a touch of spicy nutmeg, making this scent warmly irresistible. Perfect for coffee lovers with a sweet tooth.


Citrus Blend

Bursting with citrusy goodness! The Citrus Blend smells like sunshine, it's full of uplifting and bright notes. Grapefruit, lemon, lime, mandarin and sweet orange make this invigorating blend perfect for both household and hygiene products!



F–M

Earthy Blend

The Earthy Blend takes some of our favorite woodsy, herby essential oils and combines them into one delightfully balanced blend. Cedarwood, eucalyptus, rosewood and clary sage come together to make a grounding, yet fresh scent that can help you feel a little more connected to nature, no matter where you are!

 

Fancy Blend

The Fancy Blend is what you need for a night out, or maybe just at home for a bubble bath! No matter what you're up to, this blend will make it just the right amount more elegant. Consisting of a little musky amber, some mysterious tea, top notes of flowery neroli and bright ylang ylang, this blend is fancy in all the right ways.

 

Flowery Blend

Sweet, fresh and floral, the Flowery Blend sweeps you into flower fields and open skies. Rose, jasmine, sweet berry... this blend is a bouquet of divine flowers that opens up beautifully. We love it in a diffuser to brighten up a room or as a dreamy perfume.

 

Focus Blend

The Focus Blend is an invigorating mixture of osmanthus, lavender, ylang ylang and violet. It helps keep you alert but settled enough to focus. It's excellent in a diffuser for office or study spaces when you need a little help keeping your head in the game- or just want to smell something nice!



Forest Blend

The Forest Blend is a deep, rich, complex combination featuring an array of sumptuous oils including patchouli, vetiver, myrrh, oak moss, fir and sage. It conjures up the feeling of a mysterious walk through a damp, herby forest. You never know what magic awaits you there!

 

Fresh Blend

With refreshing notes of lemon, fir, basil, heliotrope and rosewood, the fresh blend is a crisp and clean scent. We love it for household products like room spray, and personal products like shampoo- you can't go wrong with the Fresh Blend!

 

Garden Blend

The Garden Blend is all of the best parts of a flourishing garden! The fresh and herbal notes mix with a subtle floral aroma, bringing out the perfect amounts of rosemary, lavender, geranium, chamomile and jasmine. It's the sweet aroma of plants in the garden lightly swaying in the cool evening air.

 

Happy Blend

Did you know inhaling certain scents creates a signal to the brain which stimulates the release of "happy" neurotransmitters? That's pretty cool! The Happy Blend is full of uplifting scents. It includes fresh citrusy notes of bergamot, tangerine, and lemon combined with sweet florals of ylang ylang, rose, and jasmine- completed with more grounding oils like geranium and chamomile. Excellent for diffusers or in products, this joyous oil is one of our most popular blends.

 

Laundry Blend

Powdery and fresh, the Laundry Blend is our go-to on laundry days! We love how clothes smell straight out of the dryer after putting some of the laundry blend on a couple dryer balls. Notes of cotton flower, rose, and a touch of jasmine and patchouli add complexity to this calm, clean blend.


Love Blend

The world can always use a little more love! The essential oils that make up the Love Blend are a unifying and healing blend featuring patchouli, ylang ylang, bergamot, orange and geranium. It's citrusy and woodsy overall with sweet florals embedded within. Perfect for moments of compassion and gratitude, whether shared with yourself, another, or the whole world.


Magic Blend

The Magic Blend is a mysterious blend with sweet florals and nice complexity. It smells like moonlight and fairy dust, featuring notes of orange, rose, jasmine, marjoram and blue tansy. Perfect for enhancing those magical moments in life.


Manly Blend

The Manly Blend is clean and rich, with a slight earthy sweetness. It's a well-balanced blend of grapefruit, lemon, lavender, fir needle, patchouli, hazelnut and vanilla bean. Works really great in the beard oil!

 

Milk & Honey Blend

The Milk & Honey Blend is a delicious blend of the sweetness of honey and creaminess of vanilla. Swirled together for a sugary outcome, it smells good enough to eat (but please don’t)! Pair with pineapple to smell like a pineapple upside-down cake!

 

Musky Blend

Amber and musk come together beautifully in the Musky Blend! Darkly sweet, this alluring blend is made complex by notes of worn-in leather, aged vanilla and warm wood. Sultry sandalwood dances with a hint of jasmine, bringing it all together.



 

O-Z

Ocean Blend

There's nothing like feeling the sea breeze on your skin! The Ocean Blend inspires the imagination with scents of fresh ocean air, sunshine, and salty driftwood with a hint of citrus zest. Fresh and exhilarating, this blend will have you dreaming of your next beach day.

 

Ojai Blend

The Ojai Blend was designed to instill a sense of the magic one feels while strolling through the Ojai Valley. It features tobacco leaf, sage, lavender and warm amber to add a little sweetness. It smells like hiking in Ojai during the pink moment just before sunset!

 

Rain Blend

The Rain Blend is just like fresh rain falling on a spring morning. It's dominated by notes of clean cotton blossoms with subtle fruity notes of bergamot and berry. It works as an odor neutralizer, making it perfect for linen and bathroom sprays.

 

Relax Blend

Soften your nerves with the Relax Blend. It features calming lavender and citrus with a grounding woody note. This harmonious blend creates a soothing aromatherapy experience in a diffuser and helps bring balance to the body and mind.

 

Rise & Shine Blend

Wake up your senses with the Rise & Shine Blend! A heavenly blend of bergamot, sweet orange, lemon and ylang ylang softly engage in lifting the mind and spirits. Reminiscent of a happy, sunny morning, this citrusy blend is a perfect way to start the day or get a little sunshine throughout.

 

Spa Blend

The Spa Blend is everything you'd want the perfect spa day to be! Earthy sage and smokey wood are grounding, while chamomile and luxurious lavender calm the senses, and bergamot keeps it fresh and uplifting. This well-rounded blend creates a relaxing atmosphere when used in a diffuser and is full of benefits for the skin when added to products. Spa day at home never felt (or smelled!) so nice!

 

Spicy Blend

Sometimes you just need a little spice! The Spicy Blend features sweet and spicy cloves, which blend with other cosy, aromatic spices for a delicious cinnamon-y situation. Perfect for the holiday season or to spice things up!

 

Sweet Dreams Blend

The Sweet Dreams Blend is the stuff of soft clouds and sweet lullabies, a little bit of peacefulness in a bottle! Floral notes of lavender and chamomile make this soothing, clean scent the perfect addition to your nighttime routine. It's especially nice in a diffuser or moisturizer!

 

Sweetheart Blend

The Sweetheart Blend is just as sweet as it sounds. Apricot blossoms and melon bloom forward in this candy-sweet blend that is balanced by delicate soy flower and grounding vanilla. Reminiscent of happy memories and summer afternoons.



Thieves Oil Blend

The Thieves Oil Blend is a little citrus and a lot of spice! Top notes of cinnamon and clove combine with lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary to make this delightful, invigorating antiseptic blend. Thieves oil has been around since the late middle ages! It's said to have originated from thieves who wanted to protect themselves from the Bubonic plague. These powerful oils still provide a lot of benefits today!

 

Tropical Blend

The Tropical Blend is deep rainforests and ocean spray all mixed into one. Cotton blossoms, heliotrope, and fresh rain combine with jasmine and berry to refresh the senses, all held together by earthy cedar and warm sandalwood. Perfect for when you want to bring a little bit of the tropics to you!

 

Ventura Blend

There's no place like home. The Ventura Blend is like a map of the town- fig to represent the big ancient fig tree by the post office, lemon for all the citrus groves, floral notes for all the agriculture, and you can't forget the lovely breeze! Ocean air and Mediterranean weather come together in this beachy, refreshing, grounded blend named after our hometown.

 

Woodsy Blend

Taking a walk through the woods never smelled so good! The Woodsy Blend is bursting with the citrusy scent of pine resin and sap, with a note of sweet wood that grounds the experience. We love a blend that is uplifting and relaxing at the same time.

 

Zen Blend

The Zen Blend helps inspire the mind and body to find balance and grounding. It's a blend of some of our most calming oils like chamomile and vetiver combined with sweet and woody sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla notes. Ylang ylang adds just a touch of floral to round out this popular blend. It's very peaceful when used in a diffuser.




 

ESSENTIAL OILS & NATURAL FRAGRANCE OILS  

For external use only, do not ingest. Always dilute essential oils before applying them to the skin. Keep out of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, etc. Keep away from children and pets. If you have sensitive skin, epilepsy, heart or kidney problems, or any serious medical condition, do not use essential oils unless advised by a physician or medical professional that it is safe. Do not use essential oils on babies under 3 months. Use caution & research when using essential oils for pregnant women and children under 10 years of age.

 

A–B

 
Amber

Smells like: warm, velvety, and lightly sweet, rich vanilla with resinous undertones. sensuous and soft

Pairs well with: white musk, patchouli, cedarwood, vetiver, sandalwood, and lily

Perfume note:  Base

Fun fact: Amber is what is known as a “fantasy note” in perfumery.



Basil

Smells like: herbaceous, sweet and spicy scent with a woody undertone. uplifting and fragrant

Pairs well with: sweet citrus, lemon, rosemary, and floral scents

Perfume note: top

Fun fact: Basil has symbolized many things for different cultures throughout history, one such sign is of love and devotion between young couples.



Bergamot e.o.   

Country of Origin: Italy - Part of the Plant: Rind - Method of extraction: Expressed - Perfume Note: top

Smells like: understated citrus - sweet yet tart, with a soft edge in an almost spicy way / warm cup of Earl Gray tea

Pairs well with: most things! floral, earthy, and fresh scents; our favorites include rosewood and ginger

Fun fact: The bergamot fruit is inedible, but it has been used as a scenting ingredient since 1714 and made into tea since 1824!

Warning: May cause photosensitivity.


 

Black Pepper e.o.

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka - Part of the Plant: Fruit - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Middle

Smells like: a warm, crisp aroma of peppercorn, spicy with a hint of musk, deep and impactful

Pairs well with: floral, forest, and fruity scents (we love how it grounds honeysuckle and grapefruit)

Fun fact: Black pepper has been used as a commodity and is a prized trade good in India as well as Southeast Asia since before the pyramids were built. In some Western legal systems within India, they still use it as a token of payment called “peppercorn rent”.

Warning: Use with caution; conduct a patch test of diluted essential oil on the inner arm before using; do not use it if redness or irritation occurs.



Blueberry

Smells like: sweet blueberry jam- sugary, bright, fruity and juicy

Pairs well with: vanilla, cardamom, green tea, and grapefruit

Perfume note: top

Fun fact: According to some studies, blueberries have been part of the human diet for at least 13,000 years! Indigenous peoples called them "star berries" because of the five-pointed shape on the blossom side.




C–E

 

Cardamom e.o.

Country of Origin: India - Part of the Plant: Seed - Method of extraction: Hydro-distilled - Perfume Note: Middle

Smells like: aromatic, crisp, woody, spicy, and rich with soft sweetness

Pairs well with: almost everything! Add a citrusy, floral, or fresh scent for a bit of spice; our favorites include bergamot, patchouli, honeysuckle, and fresh coconut

Fun fact: The Greeks and Romans used to use cardamom as an ingredient to create spicy perfumes that were used as symbols of royalty and luxury.



Cedarwood e.o.

Country of Origin: Nepal - Part of the Plant: Wood - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Base

Smells like: camphoraceous, sweet and sturdy, warm wood, like classic aftershave

Pairs well with: citrus, floral, and masculine scents; our favorites include rose, wild orange and white musk

Fun fact: Cedarwood oil was used by the ancient Sumerians as a base for paints.



Chamomile e.o.

Country of Origin: Nepal - Part of the Plant: Flower - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Middle

Smells like: comforting and soft at the same time, a bright, soothing cup of chamomile tea

Pairs well with: botanical and floral scents, our favorites include lavender, clary sage, vanilla, and sage

Fun fact: In ancient Egypt, chamomile was used as an offering to the sun god.



Cherry

Smells like: syrupy, sweet and fruity, tangy, fresh and bright

Pairs well with:  vanilla, lime, green tea, cocoa, palo santo or coconut

Perfume note: top

Fun fact: The average cherry tree grows about 7,000 cherries a season, enough to make 28 pies!



Citronella e.o.

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka - Part of the Plant: Leaf - Method of extraction: Hydro-distilled - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: lemony, slightly sweet, herbal, and zesty in an almost medicinal way

Pairs well with: eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, geranium and sage

Fun fact: Citronella isn't just a bug repellent; it also has medicinal properties and is good for the hair! You can also add this to our linen spray and use it on your furniture to help deter pets from household furniture.

 

Clary Sage e.o.

Country of Origin: France - Part of the Plant: Flower, Stem - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Middle

Smells like: soothing, earthy sweet, soft, herbaceous bliss

Pairs well with: botanical, forest and citrus scents; our favorites include bergamot, black pepper, lemon, pine needle and patchouli

Fun fact: With a wide variety of benefits, clary sage has been used medicinally since the Middle Ages!

 

Cocoa abs.

Country of Origin: France - Part of the Plant: Seed - Method of extraction: Solvent - Perfume Note: Base

Smells like: chocolate! sweet, deep and warm, with notes of vanilla

Pairs well with: almost everything! Who doesn’t love chocolate? (our favorites include vanilla, wild orange, peppermint, rose and coconut)

Fun Fact: “Theobroma Cacao”, the Latin name of the tree that our cocoa essential oil is derived from, translates to “Food of the Gods” for its highly esteemed place in Aztec society.

 

Coconut

Smells like: dry yet fresh, softly sweet and tropical

Pairs well with: lime, vanilla and pineapple

Perfume note: middle

Fun fact: Coconuts can float across long distances in the ocean and then put down roots when they reach the shore!

 

Cypress e.o.

Country of Origin: Greece - Part of the Plant: Leaf, Twig - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Middle

Smells like: fresh, woody, evergreen, balsamic undertone

Pairs well with: chamomile, clary sage, lavender and ylang ylang

Fun fact: Cypress is associated with death and the afterlife because the trees are often planted in graveyards, and the wood is often used to make coffins.

 

Eucalyptus e.o.

Country of Origin: Australia - Part of the Plant: Leaf - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: sharp, robust yet fresh, medicinal, earthy scent that is strong and stimulating 

Pairs well with: botanical scents; our favorites include rosemary, ginger, lavender, peppermint and cedarwood

Fun fact: When ingested, eucalyptus leaves are toxic to most mammals, but they are the main diet of koalas!

Local fun fact: The famous Two Trees in Ventura are eucalyptus trees!




F–L

 

Fig

Smells like: rich, fruity and fresh

Pairs well with: lemon, black pepper, geranium., amber and bergamot

Perfume note: middle

Fun fact: In Roman times, figs were considered to be restorative. They were believed to increase the strength of young people, maintain the elderly in better health and make them look younger.

 

Frankincense 

Smells like: incense-like, musky pine meets fresh citrus in an earthy, resinous aroma; heady with spicy undertones

Pairs well with: florals, cedarwood, grapefruit, lavender, rose, and vanilla

Perfume note: base

Fun fact: Frankincense has been used since ancient times! It's a very important oil throughout history- medicinally, spiritually, and in the perfume world. At one point, it was more valuable than gold, and the Boswellia trees in which it formed were rumored to be protected by dragons in order to deter trespassers.



Freesia

Smells like: sweet, perfumey, floral, clean and light

Pairs well with: lily, rain blend and petitgrain

Perfume note: Top

Fun fact: In the Victorian Era, the freesia flower symbolized friendship.

 

Geranium

Smells like: heavy, sweet, understated floral yet herby scent

Pairs well with: citrus and botanical scents; our favorites include clary sage, bergamot, patchouli, peppermint, and grapefruit

Perfume note: middle

Fun fact: Geranium has been notorious for its healing properties throughout history and is a natural insect repellent.



 

Ginger. e.o.

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka - Part of the Plant: Rhizome - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Middle

Smells like: fresh, warm, spicy-sweet scent with an earthy undertone

Pairs well with: cedarwood, clove, jasmine, lemon verbena, and vetiver

Fun fact: Ginger root (not the essential oil) has been used in gingerbread recipes for over 4,000 years.

 

Grapefruit e.o.

Country of Origin: US - Part of the Plant: Peel - Method of extraction: Expressed - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: bright, tangy citrus scent, yet softer than the fruit

Pairs well with: black pepper, fennel, sandalwood and geranium

Fun fact: The grapefruit is a hybrid of the sweet orange and the pomelo and was once called "the forbidden fruit"!

Warning: May cause photosensitivity.



Green Tea 

Smells like: herbal, green, fresh, aromatic, energizing yet peaceful

Pairs well with: lemon, papaya, neroli, sandalwood, lily

Perfume note: middle

Fun fact: Green tea may increase brain function and fat burning- and dates back all the way to 2737 BC!

 

Honeysuckle

Smells like: sweet, pungent, warm hints of honey and citrus picked at the peak of ripeness

Pairs well with: ylang ylang, wild orange, bergamot and amber

Perfume note: middle

Fun fact: Honeysuckle leaves are edible and sweet.

 

Jasmine

Smells like: fruity in a sweet way, heady and intoxicating floral, wild with hints of musk

Pairs well with: geranium, lemongrass, berries and grapefruit

Perfume note: middle

Fun fact: Jasmine is known to induce a state of relaxed sensuality and is believed to be an aphrodisiac.



Juniperberry e.o.

Country of Origin: Serbia - Part of the Plant: Fruit - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Middle

Smells like: woodsy, spicy, clean, calming 

Pairs well with: cedarwood, lavender and clary sage

Fun fact: Juniper berries have traditionally been used to purify the air and to repel insects.

 

Lavender e.o.

Country of Origin: Bulgaria - Part of the Plant: Aerial (flower, leaf, stem) - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Middle

Smells like: herbaceous, floral, bright scent, delicate, yet fragrant

Pairs well with: geranium, lemon, peppermint, rosemary and vanilla

Fun fact: The Ancient Egyptians used lavender in the mummification process over 2500 years ago!

 

Lemon e.o.

Country of Origin: Italy - Part of the Plant: Peel - Method of extraction: Expressed - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: sweet, crisp and tangy like a freshly picked lemon

Pairs well with: lavender, eucalyptus, frankincense and juniperberry

Fun fact: Wealthy Victorians had lemon trees at their homes as a sign of prestige.

Warning: May cause photosensitivity.

 

Lemon Verbena

Smells like: sweet, lemony, grassy, light, herbaceous

Pairs well with: cedarwood, lavender, honeysuckle and palo santo

Perfume note: top

Fun fact: Lemon Verbena was brought to North America in the 18th century. The flowers are seen as symbols of sacredness and healing.

Warning: May cause photosensitivity.



Lemongrass e.o.

Country of Origin: India - Part of the Plant: Leaf - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: heavy and sweet, lemony, green scent

Pairs well with: basil, cedarwood, rosemary and grapefruit

Fun fact: Often, when the plant material is spent from distillation, it is used as food for cattle.

 

Lily

Smells like: fresh, floral, pure and soft, like the flower but sweeter

Pairs well with: ylang ylang, palo santo, grapefruit, jasmine and citrus blend

Perfume note: middle

Fun fact: Lilies are social plants; they only grow in packs greater than three.



Lime e.o.

Country of Origin: Mexico - Part of the Plant: Peel - Method of extraction: Expressed - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: skittles! bright, sharp, zingy, sweet, and delicious

Pairs well with: mango, bergamot, eucalyptus and ginger

Fun fact: The scent of lime can help improve concentration. Some scholars will even use it before an exam.

Warning: May cause photosensitivity.

 

 

M–R

 

Mango

Smells like: fruity, strong, tropical, sweet

Pairs well with: vanilla, coconut, orange, lily and ocean blend

Perfume note: top

Fun fact: The mango plant can reach up to 130 ft! And the bark and leaves have been used in healing remedies throughout history.

 

Manuka Honey 

Smells like: sweet, gentle, comforting, warm

Pairs well with: rose, vanilla, jasmine and white musk

Perfume note: bottom

Fun fact: Each manuka flower is in bloom for just five days, during which time bees must gather pollen to make manuka honey.

 

Neroli

Smells like: Citrus blossom on a spring evening- green, complex, almost bitter floral

Pairs well with: wild orange, geranium, sandalwood and honeysuckle

Perfume note: top

Fun fact: Neroli is named after an Italian princess who popularized the fragrance in perfumes.



Osmanthus

Smells like: floral, sweet, complex- a flower bouquet

Pairs well with: vanilla, sandalwood, pine, bergamot,  rosewood and ginger

Perfume note: middle

Fun fact: Osmanthus was a holy plant in China and was given holy attendance. 

 

Palo Santo e.o.

Country of Origin: Ecuador - Part of the Plant: Heartwood - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: aromatic, sweet, woody with a little light spice, and mysterious

Pairs well with: frankincense, grapefruit, jasmine and rosewood

Fun fact: Palo santo means "holy wood" and has been used in ceremonies dating all the way back to the Incan era.



Papaya

Smells like: sweet mango-smelling meets succulent, fresh, tropical, fruity

Pairs well with: mango, coconut, osmanthus and vanilla

Perfume note: middle

Fun fact: Papaya is often called the “fruit of angels;” and is still used today to treat serious illnesses, including cancer.

 

Passion Fruit

Smells like: summery, mildly sweet and deeply fruity, bright

Pairs well with: vetiver, green tea, bergamot and sandalwood

Perfume note: base

Fun fact: Passion fruit is full of vitamins and antioxidants and is currently being researched in the medical world.

 

Pear

Smells like: green and fruity like a fresh, sweet pear

Pairs well with: lily, other fruits, manuka honey, and vanilla

Perfume note: Top

Fun fact: There are over 3000 varieties of pears worldwide and the wood from the pear tree is often used to make musical instruments and furniture!



Patchouli e.o.

Country of Origin: Indonesia - Part of the Plant: Leaf - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Base

Smells like: a dank, rich, musky, woodsy aroma with some spice

Pairs well with: almost everything, especially citrus scents; our favorites include sandalwood, peppermint, mango and lavender

Perfume note: base

Fun fact: While patchouli was made iconic in the 60s, it's been valued for a lot longer. King Tut requested to be buried with 10 gallons of patchouli oil!

 

Peppermint e.o.

Country of Origin: USA - Part of the Plant: Aerial (flower, leaf, stem) - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: fresh and sharp herbaceous mint with a strong, uplifting aroma

Pairs well with: botanical or sweet scents; our favorites include eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree, vanilla, and rosemary

Fun fact: Ancient Greeks believed peppermint could cure hiccups, a remedy still tried out today! Peppermint is also known to help with nausea and headaches.

 

Petitgrain e.o.

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic - Part of the Plant: Leaf - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Middle

Smells like: fresh scent of citrus flowers with some lemon peel and a hint of black pepper, and a touch of woodiness

Pairs well with: bergamot, lemongrass, jasmine and geranium

Fun fact:  Petitgrain is derived from the leaves and twigs of citrus trees and is a mood uplifter that improves mental clarity.

 

Pineapple

Smells like: fresh pineapple, sharp, bright, fruit, and tropical

Pairs well with: milk & honey, coconut, passionfruit and vanilla

Perfume note: Top

Fun fact:  A pineapple plant can stay alive and continue giving fruits (which are technically berries!) for up to 50 years.


 

Pine Needle e.o.

Country of Origin: Bulgaria - Part of the Plant: Heartwood - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: a fresh and clean, woodsy, light piney scent 

Pairs well with: fresh and botanical scents; our favorites include patchouli, lemon and cedarwood

Fun fact: Indigenous peoples stuffed mattresses with pine needles to repel lice and fleas.

 

Rose

Smells like: Damascus rose, soft tea and musk; Grandma’s fancy soaps

Pairs well with: lavender, neroli, sandalwood and geranium

Perfume note: Middle

Fun fact:  In order to produce 1 kilogram of rose oil, 4000-5000 kilograms of the oil-bearing rose are used.

 

Rosemary e.o.

Country of Origin: Spain - Part of the Plant: Flower, leaf- Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Middle

Smells like: an aromatic, fresh, inviting and herbaceous scent

Pairs well with: fresh and botanical scents; our favorites include clary sage, lemon and thyme

Fun fact: Rosemary branches were placed on the floors of medieval homes to combat the black plague.

 

Rosewood

Smells like: a soft, woodsy aroma with a touch of sweet floral

Pairs well with: pretty much everything! our favorites include grapefruit, lavender and cardamom

Perfume note: top

Fun fact: Rosewood is a key ingredient in Channel No. 5.

 

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Sage e.o.

Country of Origin: Greece - Part of the Plant: Leaf, stem - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: piquant with a warm, spicy yet soft, pine-like aroma

Pairs well with: botanical, musky, and fresh scents; some of our favorites include rosemary, lime and rosewood

Fun fact: Sage is indigenous to Mediterranean areas and is actually part of the mint family. Sage has been used throughout history, dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans using it as a meat preservative!

 

Sandalwood

Smells like: exotic, sweet, creamy, smooth, and warm wood scent

Pairs well with: vanilla, cedarwood, patchouli, jasmine, orange blossom and patchouli

Perfume note: Base

Fun fact: Sandalwood has been so heavily harvested in India, it is currently considered a threatened species.


 

Spearmint e.o.

Country of Origin: USA - Part of the Plant: Aerial (flower, leaf, stem) - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: a sweet and minty, spicy and strong herbaceous scent

Pairs well with: earth, fresh, and fruit scents; some of our favorites include basil, eucalyptus, jasmine and cucumber melon

Fun fact: Spearmint has been said to help with brain fog, and research is currently being done to find out more

 

Strawberry

Smells like: fruity and sweet; freshly picked strawberries

Pairs well with: floral, citrus, green tea, sage and vanilla

Perfume note: top

Fun fact: The strawberry plant is a member of the rose family, and each strawberry contains about 200 seeds!



Tea Tree e.o.

Country of Origin: Australia - Part of the Plant: Leaf - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Middle

Smells like: a fresh, spicy-like, camphoraceous and sharp aroma

Pairs well with: peppermint, thyme and lavender

Fun fact: The Australian Aborigines used to brew the leaves of the tree into herbal tea, hence “tea” tree.

 

Vanilla

Smells like: warm, sweet and a little musky. rich and alluring

Pairs well with: everything! great to make a scent a little softer or sweeter

Perfume note: Base 

Fun fact: Vanilla is the only edible fruit from the orchid family!

 

Vetiver e.o.

Country of Origin: Chine - Part of the Plant: Root - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Base

Smells like: heavy, earthy, woody, smokey and thick

Pairs well with: patchouli, sandalwood, grapefruit, and rose

Fun fact: Vetiver has been used as a fragrance since antiquity in much of the Eastern world. The root is also used to make medicine and the grass for erosion control!

 

White Musk

Smells like: sweet, soft and powdery, sensual aroma

Pairs well with: amber, vanilla, rose and lavender

Perfume note: base

Fun fact: White musk has been a scent commonly used in classic perfumes for a long time and is still one of the most popular scents.

 

Wild Orange e.o.

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic - Part of the Plant: Peel - Method of extraction: Expressed - Perfume Note: Top

Smells like: true orange, light, citrus, sweet

Pairs well with: lavender, ylang ylang, patchouli and bergamot

Fun fact: Wild orange can immediately give you a sense of balance and energy just by inhaling its beautiful aroma.

Warning: May cause photosensitivity.



Ylang Ylang e.o.

Country of Origin: China - Part of the Plant: Flower - Method of extraction: Steam distilled - Perfume Note: Base

Smells like: rich, sharp, bright, sweet and pungent floral

Pairs well with: botanical and floral scents; our favorites include bergamot, ginger, and osmanthus

Fun fact: Ylang ylang is thought to be the oil of the inner child in that it evokes the joy of being in the present moment as you would feel as a child.



 

IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT

  1.   If essential oil gets into eyes: Immediately flush with cold milk or vegetable oil to dilute; if stinging persists, seek medical attention

  2.   If essential oil gets on hands: Use cream or vegetable oil to dilute; wash with soap and warm water; repeat if necessary

  3.   If ingested: Call National Capital Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222

  4.   If ingested by a pet: Call the Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435; be prepared to pay $50 with a credit card