Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) is one of the most popular essential oils as it’s inexpensive, easy to use and very effective. Eucalyptus leaves have a naturally sweet aroma but, through proper distillation, the essential oil becomes brisk and camphoraceous. Aura Cacia Eucalyptus Essential Oil typically comes from a village in the Yunnan mountain area of southern China. It was planted in China to reforest the area nearly 100 years ago. Distillers use the small pieces of wood on which the leaves are attached to supply the heat necessary to create the steam for distillation.
Red thyme (Thymus vulgaris) essential oil, distilled from the common garden and culinary thyme, is most often used for diffusions and room mists, particularly during the cold and flu season. Aura Cacia Red Thyme Essential Oil comes from Spain and France.
Aura Cacia Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) Essential Oil has a bright, zesty aroma. Aura Cacia Lime Essential Oil typically comes from Mexico and is primarily obtained by cold expression of the peels of unripe fruits. The expression method uses pressure to physically squeeze the oil from the plant tissue.
Botanical Description: A small evergreen tree about 4-5-meters (15 ft) high, with sharp spines, smooth leaves, and small white flowers. The tree is propagated from seeds or by grafting onto bitter orange. Maximum fruit yield takes place after 10 years. The fruit's a pale green color.
Oil Extraction: Lime essential oil is obtained by cold expression of the peels (pericarp) of unripe fruits. The oil is an olive green, yellowish-green or dark green mobile liquid.
Aroma Profile: Lime essential oil has a rich, fresh sweet top note, resembling the aroma of the fresh peel. The middle note is fresh, sweet, fruity. Dry out is lightly bitter sweet.
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) essential oil, known for its cleansing, penetrating and invigorating properties, makes a great contribution to a wide variety of home and body care blends. On its own or blended with other oils, the aroma of pine essential oil can encourage fortitude and strength. Aura Cacia Pine Essential Oil typically comes from Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. The species from which we produce the essential oil, Pinus sylvestris, is appropriate for home and body care. Other pine species such as Pinas mugo or Pinus palustris (which is found in turpentine) can be irritating to the senses. The oil is produced by steam distillation of the needles, twigs and bark.
Ylang ylang III (Cananga odorata) essential oil has many uses, but it is especially known for its romantic aroma, soothing capacities and long-time associations with peace and happiness. Aura Cacia Organic Ylang Ylang III Essential Oil comes from flowers in Madagascar that are distilled immediately after they are picked in the morning, resulting in an oil with an especially fresh floral aroma. What’s the difference between organic ylang ylang III essential oil and conventional ylang ylang III essential oil? Organic essential oils differ from conventional oils in that the botanicals from which they are derived are grown according to the USDA’s Organic Standards. Our manufacturing facility and all of our organic essential oils have also been certified organic by the established third-party certifier, Quality Assurance International (QAI).
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) has an invigorating, revitalizing aroma that pairs well with many other essential oils. It is used in a variety of applications, including skin care and cleaning products. Aura Cacia Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil comes from India. It is distilled from the leaves.
Delightfully comforting and warming, cinnamon leaf (Cinnamomum verum) is ideal for home care and diffusion. Aura Cacia Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil has a powerfully warm and spicy aroma derived from the cinnamon trees growing in Sri Lanka, also known as “Ceylon” or “true” Cinnamon. What is the difference between cinnamon leaf and cinnamon bark essential oils? Cinnamon leaf oil is distilled from the leaves of the same tree that produces cinnamon bark oil. Although both are similar in usage, cinnamon leaf oil is chemically a little closer to clove bud oil.
What’s the difference between organic cinnamon leaf essential oil and conventional cinnamon leaf essential oil? Organic essential oils differ from conventional oils in that the botanicals from which they are derived are grown according to the USDA’s Organic Standards. Our manufacturing facility and all of our organic essential oils have also been certified organic by the established third-party certifier, Quality Assurance International (QAI).
Ingredients : organic cinnamomum verum (cinnamon) leaf oil.
Revered as an aroma with purification power, tea tree (Melaleuca alternaifolia) is one of the prominent essential oils used in cleansing applications. Tea tree essential oil is a must-have in the home. Aura Cacia Tea Tree Essential Oil is native to Australia and New Zealand. It has evolved through careful cultivation to maximize its many benefits, resulting in an essential oil that is highly effective and easy to use.
Aura Cacia Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential Oil 2 fluid ounce bottle is ideal for the DIY’er or daily user. Lavender is the most popular essential oil and is widely recognized for its aroma and many uses. It is generally considered one of the safest oils to use for adults and children, and scientific studies over the years have verified its many benefits. Lavender is harvested annually near or just after the summer solstice. The flowers only bloom for about two weeks, so the harvesting and distillation is often done all day and night. Lavender is harvested with a combine and immediately taken to the distillation facility.
Vetiver (Vetiveria zizaniodes) is tall a grass plant with strong, expansive roots that establish a solid, intricate connection with the earth. The roots are the source of the botanical’s similarly anchoring essential oil. Aura Cacia Vetiver is predominantly grown and processed in Haiti and Madagascar. It is sustainably produced – the roots are continually split and replanted. Sugar cane byproduct residues are burned to produce heat for the steam distillation process.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata) essential oil is ideal for gentle applications. Its cooling properties make it great for energy support and body care. Of the mints, spearmint’s gentler nature makes it more suitable for children and the elderly, compared to its counterpart peppermint. Aura Cacia Spearmint Essential Oil is distilled from the native northwestern variety of spearmint grown in the United States, yielding a distinct buttery, sweet aroma.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) essential oil has an earthy aroma and is known to support disconnection from mentally exhausting tasks, and for its ability to fill the air and linger for a long time. Aura Cacia Myrrh Essential Oil is a single essential oil extracted from the gum resin of the tree found in Somalia. Myrrh has one of the longest histories of use of any plant. It was traded over 6,000 years ago. The ancient Babylonians used it during religious ceremonies along with frankincense. In addition to the pure essential oil, we also offer myrrh essential oil in our Premium Blend Collection, pre-blended in jojoba oil to be used directly out of the bottle.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) essential oil produces a fresh, fruity and clean aroma that’s nearly identical to the broken peel of fresh grapefruit. It is found in many body care products, such as creams and massage oils, as well as home care products like cleaning sprays and air fresheners. Aura Cacia Grapefruit Essential Oil typically comes from the United States. It is cold-pressed from the tissue of the rind, resulting in a fresh, bursting aroma.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) essential oil warms and invigorates the muscles in massage and muscle care blends. Its earthy aroma can create robust sensualizing blends when combined with others oils like patchouli and jasmine. A member of the flowering plant family known as the Zingerberaceæ family, Aura Cacia Ginger Essential Oil comes from Indonesia and China. It is obtained by steam distillation of the dried ground rhizomes.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil is calming and soothing. Known as a “Mediterranean oil” due to the origins of the Cypress tree, Aura Cacia Cypress Essential Oil is a balancer and contributes to a peaceful and refreshing home when diffused. Aura Cacia Cypress Essential Oil typically comes from Spain and Morocco. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the tree’s needles and twigs.
Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oil is known for its balancing, uplifting, euphoric capacities and gentle nature. It is used for a wide variety of applications, from body and massage oils to room diffusions. It’s uplifting but not overly invigorating, making it ideal for relaxing and resetting. Clary sage is a biennial, meaning it grows, flowers and dies in two years. It’s easy to cultivate, however and produces a large volume of herb material each year. Aura Cacia Clary Sage Essential Oil comes from a cooperative of farmers in southern France.
Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) essential oil has a lasting, romantic aroma that is both soothing and uplifting. Jasmine is associated with relaxation but can be used throughout the day. It is an effective addition to many mood blends and massage applications. The sensuously rich aroma of jasmine has been known to evoke romantic moods. It is warming, connecting, and pacifying, which makes the oil especially useful in skin and cosmetic applications. Pre-blended with jojoba, this jasmine absolute is ready to use right out of the bottle. Aura Cacia Jasmine Absolute is produced through a solvent extraction process due to the fragility of this delicate and valuable flower, making it one of the most expensive essential oils. We extract the oil from jasmine flowers typically harvested in India, where jasmine plants bloom reliably and consistently even though they only produce a few delicate flowers over the course of a few days or weeks. Considered sacred in India, jasmine flowers are white, grow on climbing vines and only bloom at night. The flowers are hand-picked at night to capture their full floral potency. Jasmine blends well with lavender, rose, lemon, sweet orange, lime, bay, cardamom seed, frankincense, and clary sage. Jasmine is generally regarded as a base note.
Aura Cacia Lavender Harvest is a combination of different lavender essential oils – Lavandula angustifolia (lavender), Lavandula intermedia (lavandin), and Lavandula latifolia (spike lavender) – that provide the calming, relaxing capacities and the floral aroma of lavender.
Wintergreen (Gaultheria fragrantissima) essential oil has an easily recognized, sweet, mint-like aroma. It is a fantastic oil for massage blends and diffusions. Aura Cacia Wintergreen Essential Oil typically comes from the foothills of Nepal. It grows to about 8 feet in height at high altitudes. It’s generally found in mixed forests as an understory shrub. The young tips from which the oil is distilled are harvested annually over several months. The North American species is a short plant that’s extremely difficult to harvest in large quantities. This led to a search for more productive species and, by the late 1990s, two other species were produced in China and Nepal. These species are robust, easily harvested shrubs that regrow in time for the next season's harvest.
(Please note: Care is advised when using wintergreen essential oil. It is toxic when taken internally, and should always be stored in a safe place where children cannot reach it.)
Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) essential oil is well known for its many skincare benefits and centering, grounding capacities. Aura Cacia Sandalwood Essential Oil is sourced sustainably and ethically from Australia, where the wood has been valued for many years. While there are approximately 17 species in approximately nine countries in existence today, DNA suggests all species originated in Australia.
Sage (Salvia officinalis) is often used for its support of body care vitality. It brings a fresh, herbal aroma to any blend. Aura Cacia Sage Essential Oil typically comes from Austria and Croatia. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the partially dried leaves.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil is known for its strong resinous, herbaceous aroma and usefulness for a wide variety of applications. Rosemary’s name is fitting given its wild growing conditions — the Latin word “ros” means "dew," and “marinus “means "sea." Its silver-green, needle-like leaves are often sprayed by sea mists blowing in from the Mediterranean. Aura Cacia Rosemary Essential Oil is typically wild-harvested in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The harvest is controlled by the government and each section can be harvested just once every three years. The distillation season coincides with the blooming of the plants in the spring. The rosemary is distilled fresh or even slightly dried. The distillation units are fueled by the spent rosemary from previous distillations which promotes sustainability.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is the second most popular essential oil in the United States. It is cooling to the skin and gives off a fresh, grassy aroma. Aura Cacia’s Peppermint Essential oil is sourced in the United States from the prominent Yakima Valley in Washington state.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) essential oil has a uniquely rich, earthy aroma and is popular for its many uses and peaceful, calming attributes. The patchouli plant is a tropical member of the Lamiaceæ family. Distant relatives include lavender, rosemary, and other herb plants associated with temperate regions. Because the aroma has lasting effects, the oil is an important fixative ingredient in fine perfumes and cosmetics. Aura Cacia Patchouli Essential Oil is sourced from Southeast Asia, typically Indonesia, where small farmers grow patchouli for a steady and reliable income. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the properly dried plants.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) has an invigorating aroma that pairs well with many other essential oils. It is used in a variety of applications, including skin care and cleaning products. Aura Cacia Lemongrass Essential Oil is native to East India.
Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil has a bright, fresh aroma and a wide variety of applications, making it a well-known essential oil powerhouse. Aura Cacia Lemon Essential Oil comes from the United States. Like other citruses, lemon is one of the few essential oils expressed from the peel of the fresh fruit. The expression method uses pressure to physically squeeze the oil from plant tissue which is practical for citrus because of the unique oil-bearing structure of the rind.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil is versatile, practical and effective in a wide variety of applications — from cleaners and detergents to lotions and body care products, to outdoor patio sprays. It is often compared to rose essential oil in its usage but its aroma is distinctly geranium — fresh, green and softly floral. The oil is also used in perfumery. Compared to other oils, it is relatively new to this realm, having only been used since the mid-19th century. Aura Cacia Geranium Essential Oil typically comes from Egypt and China. It is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves and flowering branches.
Frankincense (Boswelia sacra) is a powerful essential oil that is beneficial to the whole person — body, mind and spirit. It has long been associated with skin care applications, spiritual rites and rituals, as well as seasonal usage. Aura Cacia Frankincense Essential Oil is sustainably sourced from the Boswelia Sacra tree in Somalia.
Clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum) is a potent essential oil that is cleansing and comforting. It is ideal for home care products, outdoor recipes, and even topical applications when properly diluted. Aura Cacia Clove Bud Essential Oil is distilled only from the whole dried flower buds of the clove tree.
Citronella java (Citronella winterianus) essential oil has a lemony aroma and cleansing, protecting properties. It’s great for outdoor diffusions and sprays, and also finds its way in soothing body care blends. What’s the difference between citronella java essential oil and Ceylon citronella essential oil? Citronella java essential oil has a slightly sweeter aroma and comes from Indonesia — specifically Sumatra and the main island of Java. It is distilled from a grass that, when cut, keeps producing. The slightly less sweet Ceylon citronella comes from Sri Lanka.
Texas cedarwood (Juniperus mexicana) essential oil has grounding properties and is known for encouraging focus and stabilization. It is used in many blends for the home and body. Aura Cacia Texas Cedarwood Essential Oil is sourced from the United States. It is derived from the leftover trees and stumps cleared by ranchers — making good use of a natural product that is normally discarded. The oil is obtained by steam distillation of the oil-rich heartwood of the dried trunk and limbs.
The fresh, rosy lemon aroma of lemon eucalyptus (Coryimbia citriodora) essential oil is especially wonderful for summertime usage — from patio sprays and candles to lotions and body mists. Aura Cacia Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil typically comes from south central Brazil. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the freshly cut leaves. It is just one of 600 species of eucalyptus!
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is the second most popular essential oil in the United States. It is cooling to the skin and gives off a fresh, grassy aroma. This U.S.-sourced essential oil comes from the prominent Yakima valley in Washington state. Peppermint is believed to be native to the Mediterranean region, although the actual origin is uncertain. The crossing of its two, parent species — mentha and peperita — occurred in the wild.
What’s the difference between organic peppermint essential oil and conventional peppermint essential oil? Organic essential oils differ from conventional oils in that the botanicals from which they are derived are grown according to the USDA’s Organic Standards. Our manufacturing facility and all of our organic essential oils have also been certified organic by the established third-party certifier, Quality Assurance International (QAI).
Revered as an aroma that has purification power, tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is one of the prominent essential oils used in cleansing applications. From counter sprays to toilet cleaners, tea tree essential oil is a must-have in the home. In aromatherapy, tea tree essential oil is employed for its physical nature, rather than its æsthetic qualities. However, many appreciate its underlying warm, nutmeg-like aroma. Aura Cacia Tea Tree essential oil is native to Australia and New Zealand. It has evolved through careful cultivation to maximize its many benefits, resulting in an essential oil that is highly effective and easy to use. What’s the difference between organic tea tree essential oil and conventional tree essential oil?Organic essential oils differ from conventional oils in that the botanicals from which they are derived are grown according to the USDA’s Organic Standards. Our manufacturing facility and all of our organic essential oils have also been certified organic by the established third-party certifier, Quality Assurance International (QAI).