Palmarosa Essential Oil

From £5.75

Antifungal, soothing and rejuvenating. Palmarosa is a versatile essential oil that seems undervalued in aromatherapy, perhaps due to poor coverage in books. It is a powerful antimicrobial that can out-perform tea tree as an antifungal agent.

It has an unusual, exotic rose-like fragrance that is quite distinctive, and works great in a wide range of applications. And when used in skincare, Palmarosa Essential Oil simply excels. It balances sebum production, stimulates cellular regeneration, encourages elasticity, moisturises dry and mature skin, plus it effectively combats acne. All this, at a fraction of the cost of rose oil! Read More

Palmarosa Essential Oil - Certified Organic

From £6.95

Antifungal, soothing and rejuvenating. Our Organic Palmarosa Essential Oil is produced in Nepal and has more floral and spicy overtones than oil from the conventionally grown Indian variety. Its unique fragrance is equally loved by both men and women, especially when it is used skin care products. Use it in blends to moisturize, soothe irritation, balance sebum levels, encourage elasticity of skin, stimulate cell regeneration, and tackle spots and acne prone skin. Read More

Patchouli Essential Oil

From £5.90

Antiseptic, rejuvenating and relaxing. The sweet, musky aroma of Patchouli Essential Oil is quite unmistakable, with a sweet-herbaceous, aromatic heart note, and earthy, root-like undertones. As it matures over time, patchouli develops a fruity and wine-like aspect that is highly desirable for rounding off aromatherapy blends and as a fixative in natural perfumes. It makes a great natural deodorant and is an effective insect repellent.

Patchouli Essential Oil excels in skin care where it soothes, rejuvenates, moisturises and tones a diverse range of skin conditions, including chapped and cracked skin, cellulite, dandruff, fungal infections, scars, thread veins and wrinkles. It is highly prized when caring for dry, itchy or mature skin because of its soothing and rejuvenating abilities, in combination with its antiseptic protective properties. Read More

Peppermint Essential Oil

From £5.35

Cooling, clearing and reviving. Steam distilled from the fresh leaves, the fresh, minty-fresh fragrance of Peppermint Essential Oil is universally recognised and loved. Inhaling a few drops on a tissue quickly revives head tension and is an aid to concentration, especially whilst driving or travelling. This method is also ideal for maintaining clear airways or easing travel sickness and when you are out and about.

After a busy day, a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in a footbath will cool, soothe and refresh tired, aching feet in a way that absolutely no other natural remedy can! In aromatherapy massage blends it is a great muscle relaxant that eases general muscular aches and pains and stiff joints, which is why it is valued so highly in sport therapy. When used in massage blends on the abdomen. Peppermint essential oil also helps ease indigestion and stomach cramps and spasms. Read More

Peppermint Essential Oil - Certified Organic

From £6.50

Cooling, clearing and reviving. Peppermint is an extremely versatile essential oil and can be used for a broad range of applications and therapeutic treatments. Our Organic Peppermint Essential Oil has a creamy, minty-fresh aroma that is much smoother than the harsher oil produced in other countries, and is refreshing, uplifting and cooling.

When inhaled, the reviving aroma of Organic Peppermint Essential Oil eases the symptoms of travel sickness and general fatigue, whilst in massage it is particularly helpful with tummy upsets. It works effectively with emotional states too, such as mental exhaustion, impatience, indecision, irritability, poor memory, shock, and improves mental clarity or lack of concentration. Read More

Petitgrain Essential Oil

From £5.30

Relaxing, refreshing and rejuvenating. Obtained from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree, the aroma of Petitgrain Essential Oil is reminiscent of Neroli, which is distilled from the blossoms of the same tree. It has a sweet, fresh and almost floral aroma that is similar to orange flowers but greener, with a woody and herbaceous backnote that adds further depth and strength, working perfectly as a middle-note for blending.

Also in common with neroli, Petitgrain Essential Oil is perfect for skin care since it balances over-active sebaceous glands, reduces spider veins, and acts as a tonic to dry, dull and lifeless skin and hair. Its gentle antiseptic and antibacterial properties protect blemishes, pimples and acne from infection whilst helping soothe irritation and speed up their departure. Petitgrain’s toning action can be used effectively in massage blends for restoring and revitalizing energy levels, and in the battle against cellulite. Read More

Pine Needle Essential Oil

From £5.20

Antiseptic, clearing and fortifying. The sweet, fresh and green aroma of Pine Needle Essential Oil is unmistakable, and diffusing it around the home is like taking a walk in a coniferous forest - uplifting, refreshing and highly invigorating. Inhaling its healing aroma eases head tension and delivers a positive strengthening and reviving effect to body and mind.

Pine Essential Oil has a long history of use in folk medicine, and with good reason. It stimulates the body’s metabolic rate and energises all body systems, making it good for convalescence as well as boosting the emotions.

Used in massage blends, the fortifying properties of Pine Needle Essential Oil eases every-day muscular aches and joint stiffness, and its detoxing qualities are valuable in the battle against cellulite. A strengthening and grounding essential oil, diffusing Pine Needle dispels negative emotions, and brings strength and comfort to sadness, burnout and stress. Read More

Plai Essential Oil

From £9.85

Stimulating, soothing, and antibacterial. Steam distilled from the rhizome of the herb, Plai Essential Oil has long been regarded by Thai massage therapists as absolutely essential for treating joints and muscles, as well as reducing inflammation.

Plai Essential Oil is also a powerful antibacterial and antioxidant, making it useful in anti-wrinkle and anti-aging creams and lotions. Its noticeable analgesic and muscle relaxant properties make it perfect in massage blends to soothe those aching muscles joints after overdoing things in the garden or with sports activities. Read More

Ravensara Essential Oil

From £7.35

Antibacterial, stimulating and uplifting. (See also Ravintsara) Obtained from the leaves of a tree native to Madagascar, Ravensara Essential Oil has a soft, sweet, camphoraceous and herbaceous aroma with liquorice-like overtones and woody back notes, although its chemistry and aroma can vary considerably. Inhaling this oil helps to keep airways clear and revives and refreshes your whole system.

The misidentification and confusion of the tree that produces the essential oil previously known as ‘ravensara’ has recently been corrected by botanists, so check that it really is Ravensara Essential Oil that you are looking for, and not ‘Ravintsara’. Please see the information below for further clarification of this issue. Read More

Ravintsara Essential Oil

From £6.65

Antibacterial, invigorating and clearing. Ravintsara Essential Oil has powerful antibacterial properties that can be used effectively during the cold season. Inhaling its vapours or adding a few drops to a vaporiser helps to keep airways clear. Similar in action to eucalyptus oil, but generally believed to be more powerful.

Ravintsara is the essential oil first described in the ground-breaking aromatherapy book ‘L’aromatherapie Exactement’ by Pierrre Franchomme and Dr Daniel Penoel, released in 1990. Read More

Rosemary Essential Oil

From £5.35

Antibacterial, stimulating and clearing. Rosemary Essential Oil is a circulatory and nervine stimulant that brings a warming and soothing effect everyday muscle and joint aches as well as back strains. A few drops in a warm bath or added to aromatherapy massage blends delivers a powerfully reviving and uplifting effect to the whole body, acting as a general pick-me-up when you are feeling lethargic.

The fresh, herbaceous aroma of Rosemary Essential Oil helps clear the head and stimulates mental activity, which is why this essential oil has enjoyed a reputation for improving the memory since ancient times. In skin care Rosemary Essential Oil strengthens the capillaries and works to regulate excessive oiliness, whilst its antibacterial properties help cleanse pimples. Read More

Rosemary Essential Oil - Certified Organic

From £6.15

Antibacterial, stimulating and clearing. The aroma of this Organic Rosemary Essential Oil from Morocco is more reminiscent of the herb than its conventionally produced counterpart, with more herbaceous depth, woody undertone, with clean and crisp top notes. Rosemary stimulates the central nervous system, and inhaling this oil aids mental clarity and helps improve learning and memory.

To keep hair healthy, shiny and soft, add Organic Rosemary Essential Oil to a base shampoo and conditioner, or a carrier oil such as coconut and massage for a scalp massage. Because rosemary stimulates hair follicles it has been used for hair loss since ancient times, and recent research has proven that it really is effective. Organic Rosemary Essential Oil is valuable in skin care where it strengthens the capillaries and works to regulate excessive oiliness. Read More

Rose Otto Essential Oil

From £49.25

Rejuvenating, relaxing and balancing. There is quite simply, no other oil used in aromatherapy quite like Rose Otto Essential Oil in regard to fragrance and therapeutic healing benefits. It has a beautifully feminine aroma that is perfect for skin care, where it soothes, softens and hydrates the skin whilst bringing a gentle toning action that helps to strengthen the collagen-elastin network. This network is what keeps your skin soft, supple, radiant and young-looking.

Rose Otto Essential Oil gives a boost to tired, lifeless skin that is need of rejuvenation, balances combination skin, and it is absolutely unsurpassed when treating dry, mature or ageing skin in need of deep moisturisation. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and its mild astringent action is effective in fading those unsightly broken capillaries (spider veins) and red patches when used regularly in your skin care routine. Just add a few drops of this precious oil to a cream or lotion base and you will both see and feel improvements in the tone, softness and radiance of your skin. Read More

What our customers say

Testimonial by Lisa Buckley

"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."

Lisa Buckley, Home Enthusiast, London