What are essential oils?

Essential oils are volatile aromatic compounds that are derived from plant matter such as herbs citrus, flowers, and even trees. There are several ways to procure these oils, but at Aromatic Infusions we use low pressure steam distillation. This is the most efficient way to gather the oils while retaining their valuable therapeutic compounds.

Essential oils contain the true essence or "lifeblood" of the plant it was derived from—it even acts as the plants immune system in some cases. Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with responsibility.

All essential oils are not created equal. At Aromatic Infusions, we are able to personally handle each individual bottle. We fill, seal, inspect, test, and serve each and every oil that leaves our shop. We are a Certified Product of Louisiana and our oils are Food Chemical Codex (FCC) approved — proving the highest levels of Therapeutic Quality that is unparalleled. 


Where do these essential oils come from?

All of our essential oils are distilled from organic herbs and citrus. We have eight stills in North Louisiana and Dallas, TX, where our distiller, Mr. Al, extracts only the best herbs and citrus from around the world.

Mr. Al is from North Louisiana and has been distilling from over 30 years. He distills the oils using very low heat and pressure and cold-presses the citrus. After the oils are extracted, they are then sent to a facility to be Food Chemical Codex (FCC) approved. This means that the oils can be used internally. 

To prepare essential oils from internal use takes a great deal of knowledge, understanding, and responsibility. Please refer to our internal use guidelines. 

Along with having over 120 single oils and blends, our team at Aromatic Infusions can create from you a custom blend to fit almost any need.


How to use Essential Oils

  1. Topically
    Mix your essential oil or blend with an equal part of carrier oil such as coconut or almond oil. Apply the area you're testing. If you are trying to absorb the oils, apply to the ankle area or behind the ears.
    *Always spot test for allergies. Special care and instruction are used on children and the elderly.

  2. Diffusing
    Depending on the size of your diffuser, add 5 to 10 drops of the essential oil or blend in a cup of water.

  3. Internally
    Ingesting oils can be a very therapeutic experience if done properly and safely. We advise you take the necessary steps to educate yourself. You are welcome to call, visit, or message us any time for more information.

  4. Cooking
    The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) guidelines states that prior to ingesting essential oils you must consult with a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist (CCA) or a Medical Doctor (MD).

    *Usage is based on recommendations according to the NAHA Guidelines.