Do you sell wholesale?
Yes we do. Please contact us on email@example.com
Can I buy larger quantities of your Essential Oils?
We will be delighted to quote you bulk sizes on any of our products. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, mostly, it depends where. Please email us at email@example.com with what you want to order and we can work out the shipping price depending on weight. We would be sending your parcel via Australian International Express Post so that it can be tracked.
How do Essential Oils work?
We believe Aromatherapy (the practise of Essential oils) works by absorption into the bloodstream via our sense of smell. About 15 per cent of the air we inhale goes to the roof of our nose, where olfactory receptors transport odours straight to a part of our brain called the limbic system; an area connected with instinct, mood and emotion. It is thought that aromatherapy stimulates the release of chemicals which in turn play a part in unlocking emotions that are often ready to be released and healed, allowing us to expand out of our comfort zone and embrace a better life.
As studies show that essential oils are able to influence specific physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states of being, they become tools we can employ to bring about gentle changes in our lives when we are ready to take responsibility for our own growth and healing. Unlike western medicine, essential oils work in a subtle manner, rather like a bridge, they slowly allow us to move from where we are to where we choose to be.
Why are your oils different from other Essential Oils?
Like great wines, not all essential oils are the same. Factors, such as the growing season and where they were cultivated, greatly influence the quality of the oils.
Here at Magnifiscense, we have hand picked what we believe to be essential oils of the purest quality available, especially tailored for emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Why are your Essential Oils all different prices? Some other websites have them all one price?
Usually you will find that if they are one price it’s generally because they aren’t true Essential Oils but just fragrant oils. The pricing of the Essential oils varies because of many, many different reasons. The price of natural essential oils will vary greatly according to how much of the raw material is needed to produce the oil and the process it takes to produce the oil.
An example of this is Rose Essential oil (Rosa Damascena), which is widely grown in Bulgaria. It takes 4000 kilograms (more than 1 million flowers) of rose petals to produce 1 kilogram of pure essential oil. The flowers are usually picked in June and the petals are collected at dawn, before the flowers have blossomed. As it is believed that at a little before sunrise the concentration of rose oil is at its highest, the rose-pickers enter the rose fields and begin picking the fragile rose petals. After placing them gently into their straw baskets they deliver them to the distillery where they make the essential oils.
The Citrus oils are the cheapest to produce as the fruit is readily available and uses the cold press/expression method.
For more information about different extraction processes visit our Tips and Interesting Information page.
Are your products 100% pure no additives added to the Essential Oils?
To the best of our knowledge, they are. We try to guarantee both the purity and the quality (two different aspects!) of our oils. The only time something is added is in the case clearly marked % dilutions of our oils, or like our Frangipani oil which is reconstituted.
Why do you use a reconstituted oil for your Frangipani Essential Oil?
We use the reconstituted oil as it is sweeter than the straight essential oil, but still just as beautiful.
To make the reconstituted oil, the producers have taken Frangipani Absolute (a solid wax), extracted the natural fractions from the oil and washed them back to produce a more refined natural liquid oil.
Why are some of your essential oils diluted in Jojoba carrier oil?
We have two reasons why we have diluted some of our oils.
1) Cost. For some of our very expensive oils we have diluted them in Jojoba Oil to make them more cost effective for our customers. You can request none diluted versions but they will often be very, very expensive, for example our beautiful Jasmine Oil: It takes 7.6 million blossoms, carefully hand-picked at dusk, to produce about 1kg of Jasmine Absolute, which we then offer you in a 3% blend. Undiluted, the same amount would be about 12.5 times greater in price.
2) Aggressiveness of the oil. (see next FAQ below)
Why should I dilute my Essential Oils before using them in a bath or on the skin?
For your own safety it is best to dilute your essential oils in Carrier oils, such as Olive, Jojoba, Almond or Sesame Oil, which are vegetable, nut or seed oils.
As the essential oils are highly concentrated aspects of plant life, they can irritate and burn the skin if applied neat. We have supplied some of the more aggressive oils diluted into safe dilution for your convenience:
Cajeput 25% in jojoba
Eucalyptus 25% in jojoba
Kunzea 25% in jojoba
Manuka 25% in jojoba
Tea Tree 25% in jojoba
We use Australian Golden Jojoba, which has an indefinite shelf life for all intents and purposes. It may go cloudy in cool conditions but will return to its natural state once warmed. It closely resembles the sebum of the skin and is rich in vitamin E, this promotes a glowing complexion.
What is an appropriate dilution of Essential Oils?
The industry standards are:
For an adult: 2.5% dilution, ie. 8-12 drops per 20ml of carrier oil, 15 drops per fluid ounce of carrier oil, or 2 to 3 drops per teaspoon (5ml) of carrier oil.
For a child or delicate/elderly person: the dilution should be much weaker, perhaps 5 drops per 20ml or one drop per teaspoon (5 ml) or carrier oil.
Please note that this is total dilution, if you are using a blend of oils, mix your blend of undiluted oils, and then measure out the appropriate number of drops of the blend.
Can we use Essential Oils internally?
We do not recommend that the oils be used internally. Our labeling clearly state “NOT FOR INTERNAL USE”.
It is illegal for an Aromatherapist in Australia to prescribe the oral ingestion of essential oils. In France, the Aromatherapists who prescribe the oils orally, are also medical doctors. In Australia you must have studied aromatic medicine & be an aromatic medicine practitioner to prescribe this method.
In Australia “Suitably qualified practitioners may prescribe the ingestion of essential oils providing the essential oils are combined with other non-essential oil ingredients which are included for therapeutic use and product is listed or registered on the TGA ARTG. The prescribed level of essential oil should be regarded as safe. That is the level of prescribed oil should be less than the maximum levels established by the Australian National Drugs and Poisons Scheduling Committee.”
Reasons why the oral ingestion of essential oils may not be recommended for the general public is because a great deal of essential oils knowledge and expertise is necessary for safe practice :
• Some essential oils can be toxic to the liver or kidneys when ingested.
• Chemical breakdown of essential oils during gastric processing can change the effects.
• There could be potential drug interactions.
If you accidentally ingest, or feel you are worried about poisoning yourself, please contact the Poisons Line on:
WITHIN AUSTRALIA PLEASE CALL THE Poisons Information Centre telephone 131 126
WITHIN NEW ZEALAND PLEASE CALL 0800 764 766 (0800 POISON)
How do I store the essential oils?
Tightly sealed, in a cool, dry, dark place. Heat, humidity, light, and oxygen will degrade your valuable essential oils. Like wines, a cool closet is the best storage place.
While the dripolator in the bottle has a reduction in air exposure quality to it too, when you are using your essential oils, it is best to have the lid off the bottle as little as possible to limit it’s exposure to air.
How many drops per mL of Essential Oils?
How many drops really varies by the oil… thick oils, like Myrrh or Vetiver, are going to come out in big thick drops (often like molasses,) while a citrus oil is going to give you more drops per ml.
The industry standard is:
600 drops = 1 oz = 30ml
300 drops = 1/2 oz = 15 ml
100 drops = 5 ml = one teaspoon
20 drops = 1 ml
The nozzle on my Mist Bottle has clogged, how do I fix it
If you find that your spray isn’t working, try flushing it out with boiling water. The nozzle may have become blocked by oil. Or, if it truly is stuck, email us and we will send you out a replacement.
Please note: The advice and information contained above is of a general nature and is not intended to constitute or replace professional advice for individual or specific conditions. While we make every effort to ensure that the information contained above is correct, we take no responsibility for any loss or damage arising from its use.