Kindred Self Pure Essential Oils
Where do you source your essential oils from?
Our pure essential oils are farmed and produced from a single season's harvest, and are either certified organic or chemical free. Our authentic and therapeutic oils are sourced globally from single estate fair-trade plantations allowing us to have transparency in the production process ensuring our product quality is the highest it possibly can be.
We work closely alongside a highly respected Australian oil importer and laboratory who professionally blends the oils based on our formulas. This production process helps to maintain the highest quality control and consistency of product blend. Our aromatherapy products are then lovingly composed here in Adelaide in the Kindred Self Lab using our special oil blends.
What should I look out for when buying essential oils?
Many oil products on the market are mixed with alcohol, preservatives, dyes or synthetic fragrances which ultimately results in zero therapeutic value, so do check the label before you buy. Any products that contain the ingredients "fragrance" or "parfume" are not natural. The word fragrance alone can represent up to 3000 different chemical ingredients so best to avoid these synthetic fragrances. Research shows they can be damaging to our health.
If a carrier oil is listed as the first ingredient, i.e. jojoba or coconut etc, this then simply means it is a diluted down blend of essential oils. All Kindred Self pure essential oils are undiluted so they are pure and highly concentrated, so please remember to dilute them in a nut or seed oil first if you wish to apply them directly to your skin.
Are Kindred Self oils therapeutic grade?
Kindred Self essential oils are 100% pure, and where possible also certified organic. They are not diluted in any way, and they are free from synthetic fragrances, alcohol, parabens or dyes. All authentic and 'pure' essential plant oils offer therapeutic benefits, and Kindred Self pure essential oils certainly fall into the therapeutic category.
Is it recommended to ingest essential oils?
We do not recommend ingesting (swallowing) essential oils for therapeutic purposes unless under the care of a Certified Aromatherapist. Pure essential oils are chemical compounds, they are extremely concentrated and it is questioned if they contain any nutritional value. However, they can be regarded as a pure plant medicine and we believe there are only a few circumstances that would call for swallowing essential oils and this would be in a very small single dose, not on an ongoing basis. Please act responsibly and consult a qualified health professional who has prior experience in essential oil ingestion if you are thinking of using essential oils in this way.
Some single plant oils can be used as a flavouring in some recipes but in a very small amount. I.e. 1-2 drops per recipe. They cannot be substituted for flavourings or food grade essences as they are more concentrated and stronger in flavour. Kindred Self lemon, orange, lavender, peppermint certified organic essential oils can be used in this application if you have run out of your food grade essences, but ensure they are properly emulsified in a fat ingredient of the recipe first so they are correctly dispersed.
How long does a 12ml bottle last and do they have a best before date?
Our 12ml bottles of Pure Essential Oil contains approximately 240 drops. Check the use by date on the label, but in most cases you will find that the essential oils have a shelf life of up to 3 years and beyond. We believe you will use your oils well before the use by date as they are very addictive!
How should I store my oils?
Our pure essential oils are bottled in amber glass to protect the plant compounds from sunlight. Always put the lid back on the bottle and tighten as soon as you are finished using to prevent oxidisation and evaporation. Store in a cool place away from direct heat. Also keep out of reach of children - if swallowed seek immediate medical assistance.
Do you wholesale your essential oil blends to other retail stores?
Yes, if you are a bricks and mortar retail store then we invite you to enquire about stocking our range of Kindred Self pure essential oils via our wholesale website. Please complete our wholesale account request form here >