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What are Perfume Oils?

Fragrances made from pure and natural essential oils. Many have a sweet almond oil base to make it safe to wear on the skin.

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Why buy Designer Perfume Oils instead of Department Store Fragrances?


Designer Brand Perfumes have a very small amount of actual fragrance oils, and the rest that you are paying for is the fancy bottle, the Designer's name. The rest of the bottle is filled with alcohol, ethanol and water. Your fragrance starts off strong, then normally evaporates within a few hours, taking the scent with it. Also, the alcohol creates a built in shelf life which makes the fragrance sour after a few years.

Our Designer Perfume Oils are made with pure perfume/essential oils, and a base of sweet almond oil to make it skin safe. There is NO ALCOHOL, ETHANOL, DILUTES, or WATER. We carry only top quality Designer Fragrances that are made to smell the same as the expensive designer brand perfumes, at a fraction of the cost.

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Will the perfume smell exactly the same?


The majority of our perfumes will smell just like the designers, however as all fragrances smell different on each person, when you take out the alcohol, sometimes these may smell slightly different than you expect. If that happens to you, we will be happy to exchange it for anything else on our website. You might even try the fragrance in one of our Custom Bath & Body Products and see how you like it!

We would like to make note that these are not the designer fragrances, they are made to resemble the traditional scents, and the names are used for reference only.

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How long will the perfume last?


On your skin, our fragrances will last much longer than the traditional department store perfumes, as there is no alcohol or water to evaporate. Depending on your skin type and the fragrance chosen, some can even be smelled on your skin the next day!

In the bottle, these oils will last 10 years or more! Keep them in a dark, cool place to help preserve the scent. Over time, or when exposed to sunlight, some fragrances may lose their color, however the scent should be just the same!

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How do I make the fragrance last even longer?


LAYER IT! Choose a few different ways to wear the scent and it will last longer. You could start off in the shower with our Moisturizing Body Wash, or even our Salon Shampoo and Conditioner. Then try our popular Shea Butter Lotion or Cream. Put on your chosen Men's or Women's Designer Perfume Oil (or House Blend, or Domestic Perfume Oil). Great spots to apply the fragrance are on the inner wrist, behind the ears, or anywhere where your body heat can warm the fragrance. Throughout the day for a touch up, or just for a lighter version of any of our fragrances, you can use our Revitalizing Body Spritz.

We even have great shaving products that can be custom fragranced, such as our Shaving Gel with Aloe or our After Shave Balm

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What else can I get infused with my favorite fragrance?


You can choose from any of our Reed Diffusers and have the reed oil infused with your favorite scent! Another way to make your home or office smell great, is to use one of our Diffusers or Oil Warmers.

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What are Essential Oils?


An essential oil is a liquid that is derived (distilled) from the flowers, leaves, stems, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant, or from the skin or rind of a fruit. Most essential oils are watery feeling and clear, but some oils such as patchouli, orange and lemongrass can be dark brown, amber or yellow in color. They are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way.

Essential oils are often used by diluting them with a carrier oil (sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, grapeseed oil) and then applying this blend to the skin for a specific use. Many people use oils to help them fall asleep, get rid of a headache, ease achy muscles, or even to help them meditate.

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How are Essential Oils made?


There is a variety of ways to make essential oils. Here is a description of some of the most popular ways:

STEAM DISTILLATION
This is the most common method of extracting essential oils. Completed in a still, fresh (or dried) botanical material is placed in the plant chamber, and pressurized steam is generated in a separate chamber and circulated through the plant material. The heat of the steam forces open the tiny intercellular pockets holding the essential oils, however the temperature of the steam high enough to open the pouches, yet not so high that it destroys the plants or ruins the oils.

The tiny droplets of essential oils evaporate and travel into the still's condensation chamber. As the steam cools, it condenses into water. The essential oil forms a film on the surface. The film of oil is then decanted or skimmed off the top. The remaining water is often called floral water, distillate, or hydrosol. Retaining many of the therapeutic properties of the plant, it is valuable in skin care for facial mists and toners. Floral water may be preferable to the pure essential oil when treating a sensitive individual or a child, or when a more diluted treatment is required.

COLD PRESSING
Cold-pressed expression, or scarification, is used to obtain citrus fruit oils such as Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange Sweet, and Tangerine oils. The fruit rolls over a trough with sharp projections that penetrate the peel, piercing the tiny pouches containing the essential oil. The whole fruit is then pressed to squeeze the juice from the pulp and to release the oil from the pouches. The essential oil rises to the surface of the juice and is separated from the juice by centrifugation.

ENFLEURAGE
This process is used for flowers that have very low contents of essential oil, like jasmine or rose, or are so delicate that heat would destroy the petals before releasing the essential oils. However it can be lengthy and expensive, and can often drive up the price of the oil.

In this process, the petals are placed on trays of odorless vegetable or animal fat, to absorb the flowers' essential oils. After the vegetable or fat has absorbed as much of the oil as possible, the petals are replaced with fresh ones. This procedure continues until the fat or oil becomes completely saturated with the essential oil. Alcohol is added to this mixture to separate the oil from the fatty substance. The alcohol then evaporates and only the essential oil remains.

SOLVENT EXTRACTION
This method yields a higher amount of essential oil at a lower cost. A chemical solvent, such as hexane, is used to saturate the plant material and pull out the aromatic compounds, rendering a substance called a “concrete”. The concrete can be dissolved in alcohol to remove the solvent. The alcohol then evaporates, and an “absolute” remains. Absolutes or concretes are ok for fragrances, however sometimes residues of the solvent remain in the absolute, which can cause side effects and are not recommended for direct skin application.

Some trees, such as Frankincense, and Myrrh, have a sap that is too thick to easily use in aromatherapy. The resin or essential oil can be extracted from the sap with alcohol or a solvent. This renders a resin or an essential oil that is easier to use. However, only oils or resin extracted with alcohol should be used for aromatherapy purposes.

Other ways to extract oils are: Turbo Distillation Extraction, Hydrodiffusion Extraction, and Carbon Dioxide Extraction.

Essential oils very greatly in quality and price, with various factors including the availability of the crops, country and conditions that the plant was grown, quality standards of the distiller, and how much oil is produced by the plant.

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Make your own Spa Recipes with Essential Oils

BATH SALT BLENDS


LAVENDER OATMEAL YOGURT MASK (all skin types)


LEMON BANANA MASK (for Oily Skin)


ROSEWOOD AVOCADO MASK (for Combo or Dry Skin)


WAKE ME UP SCRUB:


ALMOND ORANGE SCRUB


SIMPLEST SUGAR SCRUB


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