Aromatics staff picks: all the faves in one place!
Must-have aromatherapy products our staff love
At Aromatics, our staff are friends and family! They’re the beating heart of Aromatics: a team of specialists who make sure we maintain the high standards we’re known for.
We asked seven of our core staff members about their favorite aromatherapy products. Each shared an essential oil, carrier, hydrosol, and a ready-to-use essential oil blend. Check out what these experienced specialists are loving this month and find some top aromatherapy products of your own!
Aromatics staff picks
Lead educator and content creator
Jenny is our co-owner, lead educator, content creator, and a certified aromatherapist. She spent years as a high school teacher, honing her skills for helping people absorb information in practical, efficient ways. She brings that expertise to content creation at Aromatics!
1. Clove Bud Oil (Syzygium aromaticum/Eugenia caryophyllata)
Clove bud essential oil’s aroma smells just like the kitchen spice--rich, warm, and exotic! This wildcrafted essential oil has a bold presence, and a few drops are enough to support your overall health.
“Clove bud oil contains a high percentage of eugenol, which is why I love it for natural pain relief!”
2. Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe barbadensis)
Pure, organically crafted aloe vera gel contains 100% intact polysaccharides! Aloe vera gel has a delicate texture and is great to use in your skincare practice to soothe damage or irritation. Use this carrier oil alone or as a base for essential oils!
“Aloe vera’s light, quickly-absorbed texture means it nourishes my skin without getting all over my clothes!”
3. Sweet Grass Hydrosol (Hierochloe odorata)
A traditional plant for rituals and sacred spaces, sweet grass is used to clear negative energy. It’s also beloved by those who just adore its fresh, herbal, outdoorsy scent!
“I love misting sweet grass hydrosol around the room to cleanse the air. It’s fresh and beautiful!”
Another one of our best-selling essential oil blends! This fresh, penetrating blend includes essential oils that clear your head (including eucalyptus essential oil) so you can face cold season with confidence.
“Taking a few whiffs of Breathe Clear helps my chest feel open. It helps keep my health strong!”
Customer service specialist
Amelia is a licensed esthetician and a certified aromatherapist. She’s one of our experienced customer support specialists, ensuring all questions are answered, orders are filled, and needs are met.
1. Cardamom Oil (Elettaria cardamomum)
Cardamom essential oil is fresh, spicy, and sweet! It has a warming effect wherever it’s applied, making it perfect for cold-weather blends. It’s also a classic essential oil for digestion!
“Cardamom smells like fall! And because of the 1,8-cineole content, it helps with respiratory support and immune health.”
2. Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum inophyllum)
A thick, rich carrier oil with a nutty aroma, tamanu is traditionally used to comfort sore, tender areas, and for scar care. This is largely due to its high percentage of calophyllolides. Use it to treat soreness and relieve pain.
“Tamanu is helpful for sore muscles and joints, and is also great for skin care, especially when scarring is involved.”
3. Frankincense Hydrosol (Boswellia carterii)
One of our best-selling hydrosols! Prized for its restorative effects on damaged skin, frankincense hydrosol has a dry, resinous scent that smells like the essential oil.
“I love this hydrosol’s calming, resinous aroma. It makes a great facial toner for all skin types.”
4. Ignite Blend
Sweet, herbal, and minty, this ready-to-use essential oil blend sharpens your mind and activates your creativity. Use it to focus on projects . . . or embrace a new path with an open heart!
“This multifaceted blend inspires my creativity and mental focus. It also opens up my airways!”
Customer service specialist
With over 15 years experience in customer service, Annie is a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, and loves everything to do with natural health and wellness! She’s working toward her aromatherapy certification at Aromahead Institute.
1. Spike Lavender Oil (Lavandula latifolia)
Spike lavender’s fresh, floral aroma is like a camphoraceous version of true lavender. The essential oil itself is more energizing, and is a popular sports massage oil when diluted appropriately in a skin-friendly carrier like jojoba.
“I’m in love with the combination of smells in this oil and how versatile it is. It’s like lavender meets eucalyptus—calming and clearing. My favorite for yoga and working out!”
2. Kpangnan Butter (Pentadesma butyracea)
Pronounced “pan-ya,” this firm, yellow butter has a nutty, smoky scent. Its fatty acid content makes it even more moisturizing than shea butter, while its high stigmasterol percentage soothes muscles and joints.
“The magic ingredient for my dry skin! Kpangnan butter absorbs beautifully and leaves my skin feeling silky soft. My hands and feet cannot go without it!”
3. Frankincense Hydrosol (Boswellia carterii)
Annie is our second staff member to choose frankincense hydrosol as one of her favorite aromatherapy products! No surprise there—this best-seller creates both inner and outer peace: it clarifies skin while calming the spirit.
“I love the peaceful aroma of frankincense hydrosol. I also love what it does for my aging skin. It makes me feel like I’m glowing!”
Enhance your inner balance with this sparkling citrusy ready-to-use essential oil blend! It helps you release pent-up emotions so you can move forward with joy.
“My go-to blend! It’s not only incredibly grounding, but the bright and cheery aroma from the lime always makes me happy.”
Workshop team leader
Sandra is proud to be our longest serving workshop team leader! Growing and distilling botanicals is a passion for her, and she supervises the creation of the aromatherapy products we make in-house. She’s studying to be a certified aromatherapist.
1. Plai Oil (Zingiber cassumunar)
Fresh, herbal, and spicy, plai essential oil has a cooling touch. It’s often used to comfort muscles and joints, and is a popular essential oil to relieve pain in its native Thailand.
“Plai works well for pain from overused muscles or built-up tension. It’s a unique member of the ginger family because it’s cooling instead of warming.”
2. Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacaor)
Pure, unrefined, organically crafted cocoa butter! It has a decadent chocolate scent and nourishes skin with 5 IU of vitamin E per ounce.
“Cocoa butter smells amazing, melts nicely and makes a nice ingredient for a salve that is great for my skin!”
3. Lemon Thyme Hydrosol (Thymus × citriodorus)
Citrusy and herbal, lemon thyme hydrosol can simultaneously purify your space while filling you with peaceful, positive energy.
“I love this hydrosol for its germ-reducing and calming properties.”;
Tranquil Mind essential oil blend is your bottle of quiet composure with a warm, citrusy, floral scent. Wild orange essential oil, lavender essential oil, and Roman chamomile essential oil help calm overthinking so you can relax. It is also great to relax you into a tranquil sleep.
“This little blend really does calm my mind and helps me sleep, plus the aroma is great!”
Workshop team leader
Erin supervises the daily running of our workshop. She schedules employees, assigns daily tasks, and helps everything run smoothly. Erin has a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, and is working toward her aromatherapy certification.
1. Siberian Fir Oil (Abies sibirica)
A wildcrafted, soft and sweet piney essential oil! Siberian fir essential oil is one of a few conifers that’s gentle enough for skincare due to its rich ester content. And it’s a good ally during cold season!
“So refreshing! It reminds me of being in the forest, which is my favorite place to be!”
2. Argan Oil (Argania spinosa)
Rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids, argan oil is a classic natural skin care solution! It’s especially good for anti-aging recipes.
“Great for skin (and hair!). Argan also helps with wrinkles and gives my skin a lovely glow.”
3. Calendula Hydrosol (Calendula officinalis)
Calendula hydrosol is renowned for all things “skin!” It’s perfect for daily skin care, acne-prone skin, and for urgent issues asking for quick relief.
“Very skin-healing. Calendula hydrosol is especially great for acne, and I mist it right on small open wounds.”
Erin is our second staff member to choose Tranquil Mind as one of her favorite aromatherapy products! The citrusy, floral aroma replaces overthinking with deep serenity. It is one of our favorite diffuser blends for relieving stress and promoting warmth and wellbeing.
“This blend is used regularly in my household for both myself and my kids! Helps calm anxiety and promote mental peace.”
Workshop team leader
Jaime assists with the inner workings of the workshop and takes on special projects. In the spring she also spends her time tending to our high altitude lavender field.
1. Frankincense Oil (Boswellia carterii)
One of our top-selling essential oils! Frankincense essential oil is a classic for skin care. The aroma—fresh, balsamic, and warm—has helped create sacred spaces throughout history.
“This is my go-to essential oil for it’s amazing skin healing properties and calming aroma.”
2. Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa rubiginosa)
Offering vitamins C and E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, rosehip seed oil is a popular carrier oil for creating a more even, glowing skin tone, and for scar care.
“I love using this carrier in my daily facial oil. It absorbs easily and brightens my complexion.”
3. Rose Otto Damascena Hydrosol (Rosa damascena)
With a sensual, intoxicating aroma, rose otto damascena hydrosol conditions skin to feel and look more healthy, radiant, and smooth. It also calms the heart!
“When I need a quick energizer and mood-booster, rose otto hydrosol is where I turn. It is so refreshing and inspires happiness every time I use it.”
Combining floral and resin essential oils, Dewy Glow has a soft, sensual aroma. It helps repair skin on deep levels—creating a supple, even-toned complexion.
“This roll-on blend comes with me everywhere. I can’t get enough of the amazing aroma, and love how it hydrates my sensitive skin.”
Creative Director/Promotions Manager
Devin oversees our marketing efforts, including our creative team who take care of photography, video production, email marketing, website images, live events, and more.
1. Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia)
Lime essential oil’s bright, sparkly aroma can fill you with a fresh flow of energy! It’s a reliable mood-booster when you’re feeling down and out.
“The aroma is sweet like candy! It’s got a citrus aroma that reminds me of summertime. I love including it in blends all times of year!”
Paraben-free, gluten-free, phthalate-free, and vegan, this lightweight yet luxurious lotion moisturizes your skin all by itself, or as a base for essential oils.
“Living in Montana, I have very dry skin. This unscented lotion is ideal as a base for my blends, and helps keep my skin soft and moisturized.”
3. Catnip Hydrosol (Nepeta cataria)
Fresh, minty, and smooth, catnip hydrosol is profoundly calming. It helps settle a queasy belly and repels bugs . . . and our feline friends love it!
"I love this hydrosol because of how much my cats LOVE this hydrosol! When the cats are a little stir crazy I like to spray one of their toys with a few sprays of Catnip hydrosol and watch them go crazy over it! It’s fun for them, and for me!"
One of our top-selling ready-made essential oil blends, Catching Zzz’s has a warm, sensual aroma that helps stop overthinking so you can sleep!