Organic Essential and Vegetable Oils for use in Aromatherapy and Therapeutic massage

Large selection of oils certified organic by Soil Association Certification Ltd.

Organic skincare made with our certified oils

to nourish and protect your skin with healing, unrefined and natural ingredients only

Materia Aromatica @ Fifth Sense


Materia Aromatica essential oils and skin care are also available to purchase direct from our Shop, Fifth Sense in Modbury, Devon

Materia Aromatica @ Fifth Sense
5 Church Street
PL21 0QW
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May 2017

 Please note: We will be closed for a short break
from 15 to 19th May inclusive

Fire & Water! 

Using Hydrolats

The days are getting warmer. Soon, instead of reaching for long sleeves, we’ll be looking for ways to cool down. I love the summer so I can’t wait to feel hot sunshine on my skin, but even I can get too warm at times. This year I’m prepared with some watery aromatic remedies. 
One of the most wonderful things about high quality aromatic waters is their exceptionally gentle character. This makes them very safe to use, including with children. Aromatic plants are a huge concoction of aromatic chemicals. Water-loving compounds are amongst the wide-range which may be present in any one plant; these compounds are typically gentle in nature and are the ones which make their way into our aromatic waters. For example, many ester compounds bond with hydrogen molecules in water, i.e. they are water soluble. Therefore ester-rich plants such as True Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) produce ester-rich aromatic waters. Any aromatherapists will tell you that if esters could speak they’d say ‘Relax!’. 
There are many ways we can put aromatic waters to good therapeutic use, including as cooling sprays, to clean cuts and grazes, to help calm fractious children and as digestive aids. Some of my favourite ways of using these waters include…




We have a new selection of oils, blends and accessories
on Special offer with the usual 20% off.

Will end on 25th May 2017

Soap & Face Cloth Set

Soap & Face Cloth Set

Contains half a bar of soap - about 50 gr & a certified organic cotton face cloth Gift wrapped In Three different fragrances - Geranium & rose petals - Lavender - Joie de vivre (blend of ... More >>
£ 5.50

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end 25th May 2017

- 20% off a selection of essential oils
- 20% off Indian head massage blend: Decongest & Clarify - Purify & Refresh
- 10% off our organic dry skin blend / body oil

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