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Helichrysum Essential Oil

Soothing, rejuvenating and cleansing. Helichrysum Essential Oil has a slightly medicinal herbaceous aroma with pleasant honey-like overtones, and it is one of the finest of all essential oils for reducing scar tissue and stretch marks. It makes a great addition to skincare blends for soothing red, irritated skin as well as spots, pimples and acne.

This is the perfect sports treatment oil, bringing quick relief to muscle or ligament sprains and strains, and reducing swelling and bruises in record time. When Helichrysum Essential Oil is quickly applied to an injury undiluted it can actually prevent inflammation and bruising. Read More

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Helichrysum Essential Oil (c.t. Serotinum) - Certified Organic

Soothing, rejuvenating and cleansing. There are hundreds of different species of helichrysum around the world, but the organic plants grown in Corsica produce the very finest Helichrysum Essential Oil, with a sweet, rich and creamy herbaceous aroma with honey, tea and spicy overtones, which is warmer and less medicinal than Helichrysum oil produced the Baltic and other regions.

The vast range of therapeutic properties of organic Helichrysum Essential Oil is truly remarkable, and is probably due to its unique chemical composition that includes components not currently be found in other oils. This essential oil is one of the finest choices in skin care treatments for spots, pimples and acne, as well as for soothing red, irritated and sore skin. Read More

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Hyssop Essential Oil

Fortifying, cleansing and soothing. The herb hyssop has a long religious and medicinal history, and its name can be traced back to the Greek term ‘hysopos’ which is itself derived from the Hebrew word ‘azob’ or ‘ezob’ meaning ‘holy herb’. Hyssop Essential Oil has a fresh herby aroma that increases mental alertness, stimulates creativity, helps combat fatigue, and is valuable during springtime when the pollen count is high.

Hyssop Essential Oil has a stimulating action on all systems of the body, making it a useful addition to detox programs and to boost the immune system. In massage blends its antispasmodic properties helps ease muscle cramps, spasms and tickly coughs, whilst its powerful soothing action eases the digestive system as well as reducing bumps and bruises. Read More

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Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Purifying, stimulating and toning. Steam distilled from the fruits of the tree, Juniper Berry Essential Oil has an unsurpassed cleansing and purifying action that works on the urinary, digestive, respiratory and nervous systems. Its powerful tonic action promotes increased circulation, thereby encouraging the elimination of toxins.

In massage treatments Juniper Berry Essential Oil eases and soothes aching muscles and joints, and it excels in the battle to reduce cellulite. Make it the heart of a massage blend together with cypress, fennel, grapefruit etc for cellulite treatments. In skin care treatments it also acts as a tonic for dull, oily and congested skin types. Read More

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Juniper Berry Essential Oil - Certified Organic

Purifying, stimulating and toning. With its refreshing, balsamic and slightly fruity aroma, this organic Juniper Berry Essential Oil from Italy is bursting with purifying and energizing health-giving properties. It has a powerful purifying and detoxifying action on the urinary, digestive, respiratory and nervous systems.

This makes organic Juniper Berry Essential Oil your first choice in the fight against cellulite, especially when it is blended together with other diuretic essential oils in massage treatments. The cleansing action of Juniper Berry Oil can also be used to great effect in massage and bath soaks for stiff joints and muscles. Read More

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Juniper Needle Essential Oil

Purifying, stimulating and toning. As well as the premier oil obtained from the berries of the juniper tree, there is also an oil derived from the needles and branchlets, and this is known as Juniper Needle Essential Oil, or sometimes just Juniper Essential Oil. Always bear this last point in mind if you want the berry oil!

Since the natural chemistry of this type of juniper oil is not quite the same as that from the berry, the aroma is slightly different too and has pine-like overtones. The therapeutic properties of Juniper Needle Essential Oil are similar to oil of the berry, but not quite as extensive. Read More

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Laurel Leaf Essential Oil

Strengthening, stimulating and cleansing. This essential oil is obtained from the leaves of the popular culinary herb that has been used for enhancing the flavour of sauces and seasonings for thousands of years. Included in massage blends, Laurel Leaf Essential Oil has a stimulating action on the digestive system that energizes a sluggish digestive system and eases flatulence.

When vaporized or inhaled from a tissue, this essential oil can be helpful in maintaining a healthy respiratory system during the cold season due to its substantial antiviral qualities, and in massage it helps to boost the immune system, ease muscular aches, and soothe sprains. Laurel Leaf Oil has a fresh, sweet and spicy-medicinal aroma that is often preferred to the eucalyptus types used as an inhalant oil. Read More

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Lavender Essential Oil - Croatian

Soothing, rejuvenating and antiseptic. Due to its natural organic chemistry, Croatian Lavender Essential Oil is an even more powerful antiseptic than oils from other lavender producing countries such as France or Bulgaria, making it a really handy addition to your first aid kit for those little emergencies with cuts and scrapes.

The Lavender Essential Oil produced in Croatia has a light, refreshing, crisp aroma, and as the price of true French lavender continues to increase due to heavy demand and short supply, it has become an economical alternative that provides exceptional value for money. Read More

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Lavender Essential Oil English - Certified Organic

Relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating. Lavender is the most versatile of all the essential oils available in aromatherapy, and its wide range of therapeutic properties can be enjoyed in massage, bathing, skin care and vaporizers for a wide range of purposes. The versatility of lavender oil also includes its use in blends, where it seems to have the ability to combine delightfully with just about every other essential oil!

Our English Lavender Essential Oil has an aroma preferred by some aromatherapists to the usual French profile, having a slightly softer and fresher fragrance. In aromatherapy treatments it has all the same therapeutic properties as its continental cousins; antibacterial, calming, balancing, soothing, healing and rejuvenating. Read More

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Lavender Essential Oil French

Relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating. Although it is cultivated throughout Europe, the Lavender Essential Oil produced from plants grown in France is by far the most popular, and it offers an almost endless list of medical uses it can be applied to. Use it to ease tired aching muscles, balance head tension and soothe irritated, sore and sensitive skin, or simply chill out after a stressful day.

French Lavender Essential Oil has been traditionally produced throughout Provence in the South-East of the country since the 16th century. In fact, as far back as the 1st century the Greek military physician Dioscorides, wrote of the use of lavender herb for treating respiratory conditions, and as well as this we now know that Lavender Essential Oil can be used effectively for so much more. Read More

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Lavender Fine Essential Oil (High Alt)

Relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating. Lavender plants grown at altitudes higher than sea level usually exhibit the highest possible total ester levels in the oil content, typically containing up to 52% of linalyl, terpenyl, lavandulyl and geranyl acetates. This natural chemistry is partly responsible for making Lavender Fine Essential Oil the most relaxing of all the lavender essential oils, since it is grown at altitudes of around 2,500 feet above sea level.

Since Lavender ‘Fine’ Essential Oil is only produced in relatively small quantities, it is much rarer than all the other lavender oils, and therefore it is a little more costly. However, its superior aroma and therapeutic qualities mean that it is well worth it when compared to other lavender oils. Read More

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Lavender Fine Essential Oil (High Alt) - Certified Organic

Relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating. Without a doubt, the very finest French Lavender in the Quinessence Aromatherapy Collection is this superb organic ‘fine’ lavender essential oil certified by ECOCERT. Also known as high altitude or alpine lavender, this organic essential oil has a sweet, well-rounded floral fragrance that blends harmoniously with almost every other oil.

Organic Lavender Fine Essential Oil is the rarest of all lavender oils, since it is only produced in limited quantities from plants cultivated in specific fields designated as ‘lavande vraie’ (true lavender). This exceptional essential oil is usually reserved for the specialist aromatherapy and natural health market, rather than all the usual areas where lavender oil is employed. Read More

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Lemon Essential Oil

Antiseptic, revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon Essential Oil has an impressive list of therapeutic and antiseptic properties, making it a valuable contribution to any blend due to both its remedial action and delightfully fresh, crisp citrus aroma that helps keep the mind clear and alert.

Lemon Essential Oil can be added to shampoos and conditioners to combat greasy hair, and likewise its astringent action works well in skincare creams to combat over-active sebaceous glands or treat oily complexions and acne-prone skin. Used in massage, Lemon Oil can help improve poor circulation, cellulite and reduce spider veins. Read More

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Lemon Essential Oil - Certified Organic

Antiseptic, revitalizing and uplifting. With a fresh, sparkling and zesty citrus aroma, this exceptional organic Lemon Essential Oil is grown and distilled in Italy, and certified by ECOCERT. A study in Japan showed that vapourising lemon oil helps to clear the mind and sharpen focus, reducing typing errors by 54%. It also helps to dispel negative emotions such as guilt, jealousy and regret.

It’s powerful cleansing and antiseptic action is invaluable when treating acne, spots, boils and insect bites. In an emergency, one drop of neat Lemon Oil applied to a cut helps stop bleeding quickly due to its styptic (astringent and blood clot forming) action. Use one drop only though, since over-use can sensitise the skin. Read More

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Lemongrass Essential Oil

Antibacterial, toning and fortifying. Lemongrass Essential Oil has a fortifying action that helps to restore muscle tone and ease aching muscles at the end of a particularly strenuous day, or after training hard in sports. It also strengthens connective tissue, which is why this essential oil is popular with athletes as a pre-sports rub to both enhance performance, and help alleviate the aches and pains caused by over-training.

The natural toning action of Lemongrass Essential Oil is good for reducing open pores and also helps to rebalance overactive sebaceous glands, making it perfect for normalising oily skin. Few essential oils possess more potent antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal properties than lemongrass, making this an essential part of your ‘first-aid’ collection as well as for helping clear spots and acne prone skin. Read More

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Lemongrass Essential Oil - Certified Organic

Antibacterial, toning and fortifying. Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil has a soft herbaceous note within its strong lemony aroma, and has a deep, full and very long-lasting fragrance. A little goes very long way with this particular essential oil. Grown and distilled in Nepal, it is certified organic by ECOCERT.

The energising and toning action associated with Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil makes this an ideal oil for use before or after sports, training or exercise. Athletes often use lemongrass in pre-sports massage blends to enhance performance and help alleviate the aches and pains sometimes caused by over-training. It works equally well if you need to soothe and revitalize aching muscles and joints after a really strenuous day working in the garden or doing manual labour. Read More

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Lime Essential Oil

Antibacterial, reviving and energising. The fresh and zesty citrus aroma of Lime Essential Oil enlivens, refreshes and uplifts both mind and body. It can be used in massage blends as a tonic to energize tired muscles and to combat cellulite, and in skin care treatments its astringent action helps balance oily skin and fade spider veins.

Lime Essential Oil is also a powerful antibacterial agent that in research showed an ability to inhibit both types of bacteria (gram-positive and gram-negative), revealing it to be one of the most powerful antibacterial essential oils. Read More

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Linaloe Essential Oil

Relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating. Linaloe Essential Oil replaces Rosewood which has been removed from our range for reasons of conservation. This essential oil is virtually identical to Rosewood oil in both its aroma and therapeutic action, with a delightful sweet, floral-woody fragrance that blends well with many other essential oils. It is regarded as an effective aphrodisiac and is used to treat frigidity.

Add Linaloe Essential Oil to a skincare cream or lotion base to improve the complexion of dull, dry or oily skin. It has rejuvenating properties that stimulate tissue regeneration, making it helpful in preventing premature skin-aging, fading stretch marks, and soothing red, irritated skin. Read More

What our customers say

"As far as I am concerned, Quinessence stands alone in selling affordable, high quality products that deliver results.

In my opinion the market has recently become swamped with low-grade so called 'aromatherapy products' that often cause more problems than they solve, and usually contain unpleasant synthetic aromas and chemicals.

With Quinessence products you smell the difference instantly; I was so amazed with the quality of the Rose 5% Dilution essential oil I could hardly believe it had been diluted at all the smell was so lovely."

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