Aromatherapy
Aura Cacia Massage OilsWhat you need to know to add the simple pleasures
of essential oils to your everyday life.


What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the highly concentrated, aromatic essences of plants from around the world. They are extracted directly from various plant parts, root, flower, fruit, leaf and wood. Pure oils derived from these natural botanical sources are the basis of Aura Cacia's true aromatherapy products.


Aura Cacia Massage OilsHow are essential oils used?
There are many ways to bring essential oils into your life - diffuse them into the air, add them to your bath water, or spray them from mister bottles. An especially effective use is to add them to skin care oils.
 


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Basil, Sweet $13.00
Spicy and herbaceous, basil provides an emotional lift and mental inspiration. Try diffusing to dispel after-lunch lethargy. Basil is thought to be native to Asia and Africa but many culinary forms are now grown throughout the world.

Bergamot, Bergaptene-Free $14.00
The fresh, fruity scent of bergamot is a key ingredient in classic colognes. Bergamot's cleansing properties complement tea tree's purifying actions while moderating tea tree's medicinal aroma. Bergaptene-free bergamot has been re-distilled to remove most of the constituents that can accelerate sunburn.

Camphor, White $5.00
The penetrating, medicinal aroma of camphor is associated with therapeutic chest rubs and salves for muscles and joints. For a natural alternative to chemical mothballs, scent cotton balls with a few drops of camphor.

Cassia Bark $8.00
Though it provides a comforting aroma, cassia bark essential oil is highly irritating and should not come in contact with the skin. However, its anti-microbial and immune-stimulating properties are appropriate for diffusion.

Cedarwood, Texas $4.00
Distilled from the oil-rich heartwood, Texas cedarwood has similar properties to sandalwood at a fraction of the cost. The oil helps to focus thoughts and stabilize the emotions. Mix several drops with citronella and grapefruit for a refreshing, insect-repelling patio spray.

Chamomile, Wild $29.00
Wild chamomile is not a true chamomile but shares chamomile's soothing qualities and is ideal for sensitive skin care applications. Its fresh, herbaceous aroma helps balance the changes that take place during menopause.

Cinnamon Leaf $6.00
The fresh, spicy aroma of cinnamon leaf is more reminiscent of cloves than cinnamon. Energizing, focusing and revitalizing, cinnamon leaf enhances active reasoning when diffused into the air. This powerful oil can be a skin irritant and should not be applied directly to the skin.

Citronella $5.00
With its powerful lemon-like aroma, citronella is a familiar component of bug-repelling sprays. Astringent and cleansing citronella is also useful for oily, blemished skin and large pores. It can be irritating, so be sure to dilute properly.

Clary Sage $15.00
Is a key ingredient in may skin care formulas. It has a sweet, soothing aroma with intriguing musk and wine-like nuances. This popular oil tones the skin, balances the emotions and lifts the spirit.

Clove Bud $7.00
The sweet, spicy aroma of clove is familiar and comforting. Its scent evokes a calm energy that can motivate action. Diffuse it with sweet orange for an uplifting mood.

Cypress $10.00
Ancient Greco-Roman culture used cypress medicinally and as purifying incense. The oil has a skin-tightening, pore-reducing effect. It blends well with other Mediterranean oils like lavender, clary sage and bergamot.

Eucalyptus $5.00
Distilled from the leaves of the tree, eucalyptus oil has a fresh, penetrating scent and is a common ingredient in salves and cold-care products. Combine with lavandin for a therapeutic chest rub. A diffusion of eucalyptus purifies the atmosphere and clears negative energy.

Fir Needle, Balsam $7.00
Used as a room spray, this fresh evergreen scent evokes images of mountainside fir forests and holiday festivities. Balsam fir opens breathing, improves circulation and lifts the spirit.

Frankincense $25.00
Used extensively in incense and fine perfumery for thousands of years, frankincense is characterized by a sweet, balsamic aroma. It was sacred fumigant in Egypt and the Middle East.

Geranium $13.00
Has a rose-like aroma with minty undertones. An important ingredient in many skin care products, it provides balancing properties to both dry and oily complexions. Add a few drops to face cleansers to supplement their effects.

Ginger $13.00
This earthy aroma is a wonderful modifier in blends containing vetiver and citrus oils. You can also create robust sensualizing blends by combining ginger with oils like patchouli and jasmine. Ginger warms muscles and increases circulation during massage.

Grapefruit $10.00
Has a tangy, citrus scent that is especially appreciated by children. Combine it with lavender in a bubble bath, or make a travel mist by blending it with peppermint and water in a spritzer bottle.

Juniper Berry $15.00
The fruity, woody aroma of juniper berry combines well with citrus oils in room sprays and adds a masculine scent to aftershaves and colognes. Juniper berry invigorates circulation and encourages the release of toxins when used in massage oils.

Lavender $10.00
Lavender's perfectly balanced floral-herbaceous aroma provides an unmatched array of therapeutic attributes- calming, relaxing, refreshing, toning and cleansing, making it the most popular oil in aromatherapy.

Lemon $6.00
Expressed from the peel of the fresh fruit, lemon oil is a sweetly scented, purifying oil. It combines well with tea tree in cleansing applications for blemishes and fungal manifestations.

Lemongrass $11.00
This tropical grass has been traditionally used in India to ward off sickness and fever. Lemongrass is an effective cleansing and astringent ingredient in skin care preparations.

Myrrh $22.00
The spicy, earthy aroma of myrrh has been used as incense for almost 4,000 years. A blend of myrrh essential oil and jojoba oil is an effective application for dry, dull or aged skin.

Orange, Sweet $4.00
The familiar orange scent makes this one of the world's most popular oils and the heart of many floral blends. Sweet orange's gentle, clarifying nature cheers the heart and brightens the mood. Diffuse it often to maintain a wholesome, positively charged atmosphere.

Patchouli $12.00
A widely used fixative in perfumes, patchouli's rich, earthy aroma provides an olfactory bridge between floral and herbaceous oils. Add a few drops to sweet almond oil to create a nourishing treatment for dry skin.

Peppermint $8.00
Widely used in toothpaste, chewing gum and candy, peppermint oil has a very potent fresh, minty aroma that produces a cooling and refreshing sensation. Combine peppermint, lavender and a skin care oil for a soothing stomach massage oil.

Rosemary $7.00
Has a fresh, herbaceous scent and has purifying and anti-microbial properties. Blend rosemary oil with grapeseed and olive oils to make a nourishing scalp massage reputed to make hair grow.

Rosewood $7.00
A very gentle-acting oil with a delightful woody, floral aroma, rosewood tones the skin, stabilizes emotions and centers awareness.

Sage $9.00
Distilled from the common culinary garden plant, sage is a potent essential oil and should be used with discretion. Try one or two drops in combination with lavender for a purifying diffusion.

Sandalwood $47.00
Is a valuable perfume fixative with a powerful earthy, woody scent. The oil is sacred in many traditions, renowned for inspiring insight and spiritual elevation. Dab a single drop on the middle of the forehead to inspire insight and emotional stability.

Spearmint $7.00
This sweet, minty oil offers a softer, more gentle energy than its botanical cousin peppermint. You can blend spearmint oil with lavender oil to make a calming children's bath.

Tangerine $5.00
This fresh, fruity scent of tangerine is a delightful addition to children's aromatherapy blends. Combine it with lavender and add several drops to a soothing bedtime bath.

Tea Tree $9.00
Possessing an intense, medicinal aroma, tea tree is a superior anti-microbial essential oil that can be used by the drop directly on the skin to cleanse and purify.

Thyme, White $12.00
White thyme is the result of a redistillation of red thyme essential oil. Combine this oil with eucalyptus, tea tree and lavender in cold-care salves.

Wintergreen $7.00
The easily recognized, sweet, mint-like aroma of wintergreen is a common component of candies, chewing gum and dental products. Use small amounts of this potentially irritating oil in muscle and joint ointments.

Ylang Ylang III $14.00
This flower of flowers has a heady, sensual aroma. The scent elevates the spirit and consoles the heart. Blend with rosewood, sandalwood and cocoa butter for an exotic body butter.


 

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Massage Matters! invites you to try AURA CACIA Essential Oil Blends

 
ESSENTIAL SOLUTIONS - FORMULATED FOR YOUR BENEFIT
 
These unique aromatherapy blends are carefully formulated so that the essential oils reinforce and balance each other for maximum effect.

First Response $10.00
Lemon and orange add a sweet synergy to the protective, preventative properties of tea tree, eucalyptus and sandalwood essential oils.

Pillow Potion $10.00
The fruity, intoxicating essence of hops combines with relaxing lavender, yarrow, and chamomile flower to set you adrift in a tranquil sea of deep relaxation with the pillow as your headrest and the sheets as your sail.

Grey Matter Batter $10.00
Peppermint and spearmint penetrate and cool, while lavender and chamomile exercise their calming influence on the anxieties and stresses that cause all kinds of discomfort.

Panic Button $10.00
This blend features the oils of rose flowers (rose absolute) and orange flowers (neroli), whose incredible depth and heart warming radiance have powerful effects on our emotional centers.

Mellow Mix $10.00
The aromas of lavender, chamomile, and neroli are formidable tools for diffusing (and defusing) everyday stress.

Chill Pill $10.00
Take a deep breath! Orange, peppermint and basil help relieve the mind of its burdens, while lavender, patchouli and chamomile cool off the emotions.

Pep Talk $10.00
Peppermint refreshes the senses and clears away the grogginess; the delicious aromas of orange and lemon are an invitation to the unique possibilities the day can bring. Cardamom will add a little spice to your life.

Creative Juice $10.00
Inspire and nurture your creativity with this energizing and uplifting blend of citrus, spice, and mint aromas.

Love Potion $10.00
The pure essences of flowers have been inextricably linked with love through the ages.

Cool Hottie
$10.00
Lavender, geranium, clary sage, and the unique properties of vitex essential oil simplify life's transitions. Peppermint cools hot flashes, while rose and sandalwood calm and reassure in the face of emotional swings.

Medieval Mix
$10.00
During the dark ages, physicians and grave robbers alike protected themselves from the Black Death with the aromatic herbs of lavender, thyme, and rosemary.