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Artisan Essential Oils

All Artisan Essential Oils™ are obtained directly from trusted eco-friendly growers and distillers.

Each of the Artisan Essential Oils™ was personally selected by Dr. Joie Power and is of the very best quality. These Artisan Essential Oils™ are not mass produced - they are produced one drop at a time by folks who care about what they're doing and strive to offer the very best in essentail oils. These exquisite oils offer excellent value considering the individual attention given to producing each one by people who care about their rare and unique nature. When you inhale the aroma of any of our exceptional Artisan Essential Oils™, you will immediately recognize it as being one of the finest oils anywhere.

The School no longer sells products but, for all of your Essential Oil and Aromatherapy needs, we recommend purchasing from: Artisan Aromatics.
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Essential Oils

Artisan Essential Oils™

Artisan Essential Oils™ are essential oils that are distilled or produced by Enfleurage specifically for the aromatherapy industry and not for the mass market and the fragrance or food industries.

Artisan Essential Oils™ are produced by "boutique" distillers/enfleuragers who only extract essential oils from their own crops or from local growers/harvesters with whom they have a personal relationship. Such operations are often family run businesses that value quality above efficiency. Because they take the time to distill each batch with great care, their product costs are often higher than the mass market distillers. One of our goals is to help keep these small operations in business even thought that means that our costs are considerably higher than mass-market suppliers.

The collection of Artisan Essential Oils™ represents the highest professional standards of excellence for essential oils.

Artisan Essential Oils™ are produced on a small scale and not manufactured for the mass market. These precious oils are produced on small family farms and distilled on-site. These grassroots producers take advantage of the local climactic and soil conditions and grow plants that are appropriate for their regions, living and working with the plants daily. In these days of mass marketing, almost all essential oils are obtained from large distributors who purchase oils by the drum and ton. It is our goal to return to the roots of aromatherapy and move back to dealing direct with family businesses and supporting them in their efforts to make a sustainable living in their time honored ways. This eco-friendly method is based on fair trade.

All of the Artisan Essential Oils™ were personally selected by Dr. Joie Power, Director of The Aromatherapy School and are obtained directly from the wildcrafter/growers who then extract the oils and, of course, all are genuine, pure and unadulterated. The oils selected are organically grown (though not all are certified organic) or wild harvested. Those that are wild harvested are wild-crafted by folk who understand the need for bio-diversity and their very real need for sustainability.

Dr. Power's work with essential oils began in the 1980s when she was on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia. As an assistant professor in the neurosurgery department, she became aware of the efficacy of essential oils in the treatment of certain forms of epilepsy and subsequently for the need to have absolutely pure and highest-quality essential oils. This personal discovery initiated what has become a more than twenty-year journey around the world in search of traditional grassroots producers.

The type of distillation equipment used, of course, varies from one producer to the next but all of traditional design and the oils are extracted slowly at low temperature with little pressure, assuring that the full-spectrum of volatiles remains in the oils. This is much different from the way most oils are extracted on large industrial scale since almost of those oils go to the food and perfume industries.

While other companies may carry solvent extracted oils of Tuberose and Gardenia, we offer only those that are extracted without the use of solvents and are derived by the ancient method of Enfleurage. Enfleurage, which is quite labor intensive, yields a perfect aromatic replica of the flower itself. So far we have chosen not to carry essential oils obtained by way of solvent extraction because all that we have sampled seem to have a slight chemical under note.

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