Frequently Asked Questions
Tree of India?
Tree of India was founded in 2007. We have made it our mission to satisfy and delight our customers with therapeutic essential oils and unique proprietary blends at fair prices. Our founder, Jessica Lohrey is a Certified Aromatherapist who has been in the business for over 30 years. We believe in the healing power of essential oils, and we want to make aromatherapy accessible to the general public in a way that fits into their daily routine with ease. We are committed to aromatherapy education. We will go above and beyond what seems reasonable to satisfy our customers to ensure that they have a positive experience with us.
The term “essential oil” is an abbreviation of the term “quintessential oil.” It dates back to the Aristotelian idea that all things are comprised of earth, air, fire, water, and life force. Distillation and evaporation were processes thought to isolate the life force from plants. In modern times we know, of course that these essential oils also have physical substance that contains complex and volatile chemical compounds which give the plants their characteristic odors. Today, essential oils are most often obtained through distillation (steam, steam/water and water) or expression (also known as cold pressing, a unique feature for citrus peel oils). There are a limited number of oils obtained by a process known as maceration/distillation.
What are your
While there are no standards in place in the USA for essential oil quality management, we have spent time exploring the global marketplace to offer you oils of the finest therapeutic quality and most well-rounded aromas. We sell ONLY 100% pure, unadulterated essential oils.
The active therapeutic constituents of each essential oil are verified using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) We are happy to share those reports with you upon request. We feel it is important to avoid the use of terms such as “therapeutic grade”, “grade A”, or “highest quality” as there are no standardized measures in place to grade essential oils. Since we source our oils from distilleries around the world, and we sell directly to our customer (rather than through a multi-level marketing enterprise) we are able to offer therapeutic oils for the best prices. We continually network, sample, and explore the global marketplace in search of new and better oils. We want to you to know that integrity is among our highest priorities.
Tree of India Aromatherapy is a business member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA.) Our company’s goals are aligned with NAHA’s goals to:
Promote and disseminate aromatherapy education to the public.
Encourage the development of high standards of education that promote well-trained professional aromatherapy practitioners.
Promote and increase awareness of issues surrounding aromatic plant sustainability.
Strengthen the network of support and communication between aromatherapy practitioners and business owners nationally and internationally.
Foster high standards of ethics and integrity in the education and the practice of clinical/holistic aromatherapy.
Promote cooperation between clinical/holistic aromatherapy practitioners and other health care providers.
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What do I need to
know about Essential Oil Safety?
Keep all essential oils out of reach of children and pets.
Do not use photo-sensitizing essential oils (Bergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit) prior to going into a tanning bed or the sun. Stay out of the sun or tanning bed for at least twenty-four hours after photo-sensitizing essential oils were applied to the skin.
Avoid prolonged use of the same essential oils.
Avoid the use of essential oils you know nothing about.
Avoid the use of undiluted essential oils on the skin.
If you suspect you may be sensitive to essential oils or if you have known allergies, perform a skin patch test.
Use caution and consult a physician if pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Some essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy.
You are responsible for the use of products purchased on the Tree of India website. All natural supplements and products should be used under the supervision of a licensed physician.
Keep essential oils away from the eyes.
Essential oils are flammable and should be kept away from direct contact with fire.
Do not use essential oils internally.
Are Tree of India essential oils organic?
We’ve located some of the world’s finest ORGANIC essential oils and we’re offering them to YOU! All of our organic oil suppliers are certified by Oregon Tilth. Essential oils are deemed organic if the plant that the oil was extracted from was grown organically. We have several suppliers from around the world, and as we locate more high quality essential oils we will add them to our selection. All ORGANIC oils are located on our Essential Oil Singles page and are labeled as ORGANIC.
Are Tree of India products ingestible?
Tree of India products are for EXTERNAL USE ONLY. We believe that the most effective way to obtain the benefits of essential oils is through inhalation or diluted topical application. The cost of FDA “food grade” certification would increase our product pricing for little or no benefit.
Disclaimer: The information found on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. Essential oils are renowned for their powerful chemical constituents. It should be made clear that individuals may react differently to essential oils. It is best to become educated about the safe use of essential oils BEFORE using them. Tree of India Staff and Owners are not doctors or medical professionals. The information shared on this website does not constitute medical advice. We recommend that individuals seek professional medical assistance in the event they are suffering from medical conditions. All natural supplements and products should be used under the supervision of a licensed physician. Most importantly, become your own health and wellness advocate and work with qualified medical professionals to make joint decisions regarding the health of your body and mind. The products sold by Tree of India are not intended to treat or prevent any medical condition. Essential oils are not a substitute for professional medical care.