Essential Oils

Finesse Home Essential Oils:

As a trusted supplier of essential oils for over 20 years, we have built a reputation for supplying the highest quality 100% pure essential oils. We are passionate about our oils, with an extensive range of rare and exotic oils available, coupled with our range of Aromatherapy Massage oils and other products carefully prepared with pure essential Oils. Our range of market leading products has made Finesse Home Fragrances one of the best selling Highest Quality Pure Essential Oils suppliers in North America. 

Quality Testing: All our oils have been tested to ensure there are no adulterants present or chemical residues of any sort, guaranteeing that the oil is pure. Only the best quality oils are selected from numerous samples and reports. These oils have been rigorously examined using the most up-to-date GC-MS (Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry), which can detect down to 0.001% trace substances. Each oil is individually tested and analysed to detect the exact proportion and quantities of correct components. 

The oils are then individually checked for colour consistency which isexamined and rated as highly important, this indicates just how pure and balanced the oil is. The texture and consistency indicates the quality of the extraction method and therefore quality of the oil. Full Note Aroma - all our oils are carefully evaluated to ensure the aroma gives a full note range. This knowledge comes with years of professional experience to select the purest and most balanced oils.

Wherever possible we source our oils directly from the essential oil distiller, or failing that from as close to the distiller or grower as possible. We understand the importance of checking soil quality, seed quality and seeking the use of reputable distillers and value our long term relationships with local producers.

As we sell direct to the consumer, we do not use a multi level marketing approach, the result is we can keep our prices at an affordable level whilst maintaining the highest quality. We know you will love our oils.

Understanding Essential Oils

Essential oils are the fragrant, highly concentrated natural constituents that are found in plants. They are what give the plant its characteristic odour and contain the healing power of the plant from which it was extracted. When used correctly, essential oils bring a wide range of health benefits since unlike modern drugs, they have no side-effects.

A typical essential oil will contain more than 100 different chemical compounds, each of which exhibits a specific therapeutic property, and it is for this reason that many essential oils can be used for such a wide range of conditions. Virtually all essential oils possess antiseptic properties, but many also have antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Essential oils are located in tiny secretory structures found in various parts of plants such as leaves (eucalyptus), berries (juniper), grasses (palmarosa), flowering tops (lavender), petals (rose), roots (angelica), zest of fruit (orange), resins (frankincense) and wood (cedar).

How are essential oils extracted?

Mostly, essential oils are obtained by steam distillation although other methods are used. Citrus fruits are cold pressed by mechanical means, and the oil from delicate flowers is obtained by a more sophisticated method that produces what is known as an absolute - not an essential oil. This special process is used because delicate flowers can not withstand the high temperatures needed to extract essential oils by steam distillation.

After extraction, the resulting essential oil is a highly concentrated liquid that contains the aroma and therapeutic properties of the source from which it came. Nothing should be added or removed from this oil if it is to be used in aromatherapy. To achieve maximum therapeutic benefits, essential oils should be exactly as they came from the still - 100% pure and natural. A true essential oil.

Standardised essential oils

Some industries reprocess essential oils in order to make them meet a required odour or flavour 'profile'. To achieve this, synthetic chemicals are added to the essential oil and often certain unwanted non-fragrance components are removed (rectification). This 'standardisation' is common practice in the perfumery and flavour industries in order to maintain absolute consistency in fragrance or taste, and this is fine. However, this practice is totally unacceptable if the essential oil is for use in aromatherapy. .

Adulterated essential oils may often smell acceptable to the untrained nose, but because they are extended with synthetic chemicals or diluted with vegetable oil it makes them extremely poor value for money. Not only that, but if an essential oil has been standardised, adulterated or adjusted in any way it simply won't be as effective. Adulterated essential oils are often the cause if skin sensitisation and irritation - completely the opposite of what we aim to achieve in aromatherapy.

Look for purity in essential oils

This is why you should always buy essential oils from long established and trusted aromatherapy suppliers who specialise in supplying therapeutically active essential oils for aromatherapy, and not the more common commercial grade that have been adjusted to meet the requirements of the perfumery or flavouring industries. To meet the high quality for aromatherapy, an essential oil should be extracted from a single botanical species that has been botanically authenticated, and derived from a known country of origin.

To be 100% pure, nothing should be added or taken away from the oil after extraction. That is why at Finesse all our oils are guaranteed to be pure, natural and unadulterated.