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Essential oils are distillations of many botanicals. They can be derived from fruits, herbs, spices and some florals. They are the purest form of an essence, thus the name 'essential' oil. Many essential oils have been known to carry medicinal benefits. It is always important to consult a professional when applying an essential oil directly to skin. At Mooseberry, we never recommend the ingestion of an essential oil.

One drawback to an essential oil is that it can often be very expensive, dependent upon its origin and exportation from certain countries.

Natural Fragrance oils offer an alternative to the expense of an essential oil and have their own benefits. They can be more stable and with less variation when purchased, whereas essential oils are entirely dependent on the crop from which they come. At Mooseberry, we carefully select all of our oils, using only farming practices with high degrees of sustainability and quality without sacrificing purity. Our natural fragrance oils can be a blend of essential oils with a natural phalate-free fragrance and are processed under strict scrutinization, avoiding toxic chemicals in our formulations.

There is a misnomer that just because a scent is essential oil-derived, it is better. That is not always the case. Some essential oils may be irritants to skin can should be avoided. The oils we select at Mooseberry have a high degree of character and stability, without unpleasant side effects. Nonetheless, we always recommend to try any natural product on a small patch of skin first.

Mooseberry's Essential Oils and Natural Fragrances are recommended for candles, soaps and aromatherapy applications.

We never recommend ingestion of any essential oil or natural fragrance. Please consult your physician for this.