Saffron Spalon & Herb Co. is proud to announce that we have added Essential Oils & Carrier Oils to our ever growing line of products. These oils have been used for thousands of years for simple and complex remedies to almost every ailment known to man. Please bear with us in the near future, as we expand our oil product line. If you have oils that you are needing and don't see them here, please contact us with suggestions and for a quote.
Essential oils are liquids that are generally distilled from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots or other elements of a plant. Essential oils, contrary to the use of the word "oil" are not really oily-feeling at all. Most essential oils are clear, but some oils such as patchouli, orange and lemongrass are amber or yellow in color. Essential oils contain the true essence of the plant it was derived from. Essential oils are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way.
Carrier oils are vegetable oils derived from the fatty portion of a plant, usually from the seeds, kernels or the nuts. Essential oils, applied to the skin undiluted can cause severe irritation or reactions in some individuals. Carrier oils are used to dilute essential and other oils prior to topical application. Each carrier oil offers a different combination of therapeutic properties and characteristics.
Essential Oil Blends are simply that, Oils that have been blended for your convenience for easier application. All oils have certain characteristics that are known to help with certain issues or ailments, blending several together can maximize those characteristics as well.