Natural
Botanical Oils

Essential Oils

Their use in aromatherapy and healing

Essential oils, considered the "life force" in plants, have been used as a healing art for centuries. These oils are all natural and extracted from flowers, leaves herbs, barks, berries and blossoms. Many of these plant-derived oils contain properties that have been proven to help heal the body and mind. I don't consider synthetic clones to have any value in aromatherapy and healing use.

Effects -
In contrast to pollution and germs that enter the body and cause harm, essential oils, whether applied topically with lotions, massage, creams, salves or airborne through infusion or vaporization, bring on a state of healing. Aromatherapy brings harmony and well being to the body, mind and spirit through inhalation. A person's olfactory system is connected to the limbic system in our brain, our seat of emotion and memory.

Cautions -
Essential oils are very concentrated and should be used with care. With the exception of lavender, tea tree and peppermint, they should not be applied to the skin without first being mixed and diluted with water, alcohol, vegetable oil or milk. Essential oils should never be taken internally. Most oils enhance the bath, but use no more than 6-8 drops for an adult and 1-3 drops for children. Consider a mix with a teaspoon of vegetable or olive oil and stir in well. Soak yourself for 10 minutes while inhaling the vapors.

Massage-
A massage lotion can be made with a mixture of 1/4 massage oil to 3/4 body lotion. If the base oil and lotion are unscented, again, add between 3-4 drops essential oil to each 8 oz. of massage lotion. For a passable massage oil, add up to 6 drops of oil to one ounce of vegetable or olive oil.

Infusion or Vaporization -
Create your own atmosphere by adding a few drops of undiluted essential oil to one of our traditional scenting pot diffusers, a light bulb diffuser ring, humidifier, or even some simmering water in a cooking vessel or bowl. A handkerchief with a few drops of oil can be used for direct inhalation, but approach with caution, a minimal drop at first to test your sensitivity (not recommended for allergy sufferers and asthmatics). Facial steaming with appropriate oils is effective for deep cleaning, but not for those with delicate skin or thread veins. I consider all natural botanicals to be eye irritants.

Linen or room spray -
Nearly fill a small 4 oz. Spray bottle with distilled or rain water and add a mix of up to 8 drops of essential oil mixed with 1 oz. of alcohol. Shake well and vigorously before use. Avoid varnished and polished surfaces.

-G. E. Meehan

Aromatherapy and other Natural Botanical Oils
from Around the World

(essential oils pure botanical)

Available in 1/2 ounce or 2 ounce cobalt blue glass. Use them for all aroma therapy, also very effective on mosquito bites, minor kitchen and wood stove burns, scenting of sheets in the dryer and for the bath

 
Discount on same item purchases:  
10 or more 5%; 20 or more 10%.
Lavender
9.95
1/2oz
35.50
2 oz
 
65.00
4 oz
Lemon Verbena
9.95
1/2 oz
35.50
2 oz
 
65.00
4 oz
Rose Geranium
16.95
1/2 oz
66.95
2 oz
 
122.95
4 oz
Spruce
9.95
1/2 oz
35.50
2 oz
 
65.00
4 oz
Bay Rhum
8.95
1/2 oz
35.50
2 oz
 
122.00
4 oz
Eucalyptus
9.95
1/2 oz
35.50
2 oz
 
65.00
4 oz
Rosemary
9.95
1/2 oz
 
35.50
2 oz
 
65.00
4 oz
 
LavLine
Tea Tree
9.95
1/2 oz
 
35.50
2 oz
 
65.00
4 oz
 
LavLine
Patchouli
9.95
1/2 oz
 
35.50
2 oz
 
65.00
4 oz
 
LavLine
YlangYlang
9.95
1/2 oz
 
35.50
2 oz
 
65.00
4 oz
 

Terra Cotta Scenting Bottle
With Oil

Hand made by our family potter. High fired with a beautiful dark green glaze on the bottom. Hand colored instruction card and half ounce bottle of oil included. Half a thimble or a capful of oil will scent for one to two weeks. Many years ago in Provence, a person could find these vessels in every village.

 

Available with the following oils available to choose from:

Lavender

• Lemon Verbena
• Rose Geranium

1/2oz
Lavender
18.50
1/2oz
Lemon Verbena
18.50
1/2oz Rose Geranium 24.50
Terra Cotta scenting pot 10.00
     
Uses B: Bath
P: Perfume
V: Vaporisation
S: Skin care
F: Foot bath
M: Massage
C: Children/Babies
R: Repellent
D: Disinfectant 
Cautions
IS:
UV:
NP:
NP4:
HBP:
EP:
HM:
May irritate sensitive skin
Do not use under ultra violet light or sun
Do not use during pregnancy
Do not use during first 4 months of pregnancy
Do not use with high blood pressure
Do not use if epileptic
Do not use within 1 hour of taking homeopathic medication
Lavender:
relaxes, soothes, restores and balances the system; excellent for refreshing tired muscles, feet and head and useful during the cold season; add a drop to pillow or sheets to enhance peaceful sleep (use old sheets!)
Uses: B, M, V, S, P, D, R, C, F
Cautions: NP4
  Rosemary:
revives, stimulates and restores; excellent for refreshing tired muscles, feet and head, making it easy to concentrate; perfect in pre or post sport rubs to help maintain suppleness; useful during the winter months
Uses: B, M, V, S, D, F
Cautions: EP, HBP
     
Rose:
feminine properties; soothes, cleanses and tones; uplifts the spirit and helps maintain self-confidence; benefits nervous system; excellent skin care oil: perfect for dry, or ageing skin; sensual properties
Uses: B, M, V, S, P, C, B
Cautions: NP
  Lemon:
cleanses, refreshes, cools and stimulates; antiseptic, astringent oil and powerful bactericidal; useful for oily skin
Uses: B, M, V, D, R
Cautions: UV, IS
     
Geranium:
balancing oil for mind and body; relaxes, restores and maintains stability for the emotions; an astringent oil excellent for all skin types; massage where there is cellulite
Uses: B, M, V, S, P
Cautions: NP4
  Eucalyptus:
powerful antiseptic, widely used in baths and massage during cold season; blend in chest rubs, and use in a diffuser for a sick room; also used as an insect repellent
Uses: B, M, V, D, R
Cautions: HM, HBP, IS
     
     
* University of Ottawa

Gift Box

Window boxes with our distinctive Bonny Doon Farm ribbon, or if you please with your men's selection, our Meehans Mens Line ribbon.  Beautiful presentation showing off our labels, the items and Gift Card with your message included.

Note:  These boxes hold either 2-3 items for the 6X6 or 3-5 items for the 8X8 box.  If two or more are needed, an additional charge may apply.

8x8x2 10.00
6x6x2 6.00

Gift Box & BDF Card (6x6x2)
6.00
Gift Box & BDF Card (8x8x2)
10.00
   
Other Options available upon request!

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