Essential Oils

Purple Flame prides itself in only supplying the finest, 100% pure, premium grade, essential oils, absolutes and organic oils. We have used the same suppliers since our company began back in 1980 and we are very proud to have maintained our great reputation for quality and purity. We now have over 100 essential oils listed on our website. From the popular oils such as Tea Tree and Lavender through to more exotic and hard to find oils like Seaweed Extract (Bladderwrack). All our essential oils are supplied in amber bottles as standard and are available in a number of sizes: 2ml, 10ml, 25ml, 50ml & 100ml.

To make purchasing essential oils easy, we list our oils alphabetically by product name. Use the A-Z continuum below to quickly jump to the essential oil you would like to order or use the search facility at the top of the page.

Essential oils are the concentrated extracts from natural plant material, of a single botanical species, that are said to reflect the true essence of the plant. The practice of Aromatherapy utilises the various therapeutic properties of these essential oils to assist the body’s own natural healing process creating balance, regulation and well-being.

Essential oils comprise of tiny aromatic molecules that can be easily absorbed via the skin or through the lungs when breathing. The therapeutic elements of these essential oils enters the bloodstream and is then transported around the body where they are then able to deliver their healing properties. Because essential oils are so highly concentrated only a small amount of oil is required to deliver the therapeutic benefits.

Essential oils today are widely used not only for aromatherapy but also in the pharmaceutical, food and fragrance industries. Only 10% of the annual world output of essential oils is used for Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils, either by a professional aromatherapist or at home can be a highly effective treatment for both acute and chronic stages of illness and disease. At the same time, regular use of essential oils and aromatherapy can help strength the immune system and establish a preventative approach to well-being and good health.

From the relaxing effects of Lavender to the energizing effects of Lime or Lemon each essential oil has its own characteristic properties and aromatic strength. They can either be used individually or in a blend of several complimentary oils to create a certain mood.

Some oils are known for their antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties whilst others have great skin enhancing qualities.

There are many ways to enjoy essential oils and experience the benefits of aromatherapy.

Steam Inhalation
(Not for asthmatics) – Used for centuries to help respiratory problems, inhalation is a highly effective method to deliver the benefits of essential oils into your system. Fill a large bowl with hot water (almost boiling) and add 3-4 drops of your chosen essential oil or blend. Example: Eucalyptus essential oil is often used for inhalation as it said to ease congestion and sinus pain.

For instant relief from colds, asthma and hay fever, put 3-4 drops of essential oil onto a tissue or handkerchief and gently inhale. A great method to use when out of the house and for asthma sufferers who should not use steam inhalation.

Essential oil vaporisers are excellent to refresh a room or to create a soothing atmosphere for relaxation and meditation. Vaporisers are available in a number of formats from a traditional oil burner to an electrically heated stone. Simple just add you chosen oil to the vaporiser as directed by the manufacturer.

Massage is one of the most common and best methods to enjoy essential oils, due to the benefit you receive from the massage. It is also the most efficient, as skin covers a large area and easily absorbs the oils into the bloodstream.

Compression is a highly effective method of pain relief and often used in first aid. A hot compression, using essential oils, can be used to relieve chronic back pain and period cramps, where as a cold compression is often used for sprains, headaches and to reduce swelling. Simply drop 4-6 drops of essential oil into hot or ice cold water. Using a folded piece of absorbent material soak up the oils, wring out the excess. Apply to the affected area and cover with a towel or wrap with polythene.

For a magical relaxing experience at the end of a hard and busy day. Mix a maximum of 5 drops of essential oil into a cap full of bubble bath or milk, then hold it under the running tap. Do not add them directly to the water as they will float on the water and may cause skin irritation. Relaxing essential oils often used in baths are Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Lavender, Marjoram Sweet, Sandalwood. Alternatively for baths in the morning use invigorating and stimulating essential oils like Lime and Lemon.

Helpful Bath Hints

  1. For elderly or handicap people who find it hard getting into a bath, a footbath is an ideal alterative to benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the essential oils.
  2. If using several essential oils together ensure they do not exceed a maximum of 8 drops.
  3. When using citrus based essential oils never exceed 3 drops as they can be mildly irritating to sensitive skin.
  4. Always agitate the water well before getting into the bath to allow essential oils to mix into the water.
  5. Essential oils may mark certain types of plastic baths if undiluted.

For safety advice please visit Essential Oils Safety Advice.