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Essential Oils

Le Sol Ethically Sourced 100% Natural and Pure Essential Oils for Aromatherapy, Skincare Blends, DIY Massage Oils, Soaps, Candles, Diffusers and Homemade Beauty Products.



Le Sol’s team of buyers have ethically sourced pure and natural essential oils from around the world. They are hand bottled in our premises in Durham and are ideal to use in homemade beauty products, skincare blends, aromatherapy, candles, soaps, diffusers and DIY massage oils.

Le Sol 100% pure and natural essential oils are full of powerful properties for body and mind and can be used for their traditional aromatherapy and healing properties. Our buyers are always looking for more natural essential oils to add to our range.

Pure and Natural Essential Oils

It is widely believed that the sense of smell is one of the strongest senses that we have but at the same time it is also one of the most under-used senses that we have. Recent studies have shown that people react strongly to smell in the limbic part of the brain; This is the part of the brain that deals with memories and emotions.This is why some smells are able to trigger strong emotions and also physical reactions. An example of this is when you are able to sleep or become more relaxed. 

Le Sol’s essential oils are 100% pure and natural. Our buyers have travelled around the world sourcing only the best essential oils. Once back at our premises the oils are further inspected and tested before being hand poured by our dedicated staff. Demand for our pure and natural essential oils has grown as the interest and awareness in natural skincare products and remedies has increased. 

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the natural fragrant essence that are carefully extracted from fruit peel, flowers, berries, leaves, roots and bark. If you peel an orange, squeeze a sprig of rosemary or smell rose blossom, the scent that you inhale is actually their essential oil. When these essential oils are distilled or extracted, you are left with concentrated scents that are able to promote physical and emotional wellbeing. That is why people use essential oils in combination with massage. 

How are Essential Oils Produced?

Le Sol essential oils can be produced by different methods depending upon the oil.

Steam Distilled Essential Oil

Steam distillation is now one of the most popular and common ways of extracting essential oil. This steam distilled process is widely used for the extraction of oils from robust and woody plants such as lavender. Once the plant has been cut it is gathered up and put into a container or still where hot steam is placed through it. The process of the hot steam releases the essential oil from the plant matter. The steam which now has the essential oil in it is then cooled and the pure essential oil and water separate as oil and water don’t mix and you are then left with the pure essential oil.

Extracted Essential Oil

The extraction process is used on more delicate flowers which could be damaged by the steam process. Many flowers are too fragile and by passing steam through them would destroy them before any essential oil could be collected. For these delicate flowers a solvent extraction process is used. Solvents are needed to extract the natural oils and then the liquid is carefully dissolved in pure alcohol to remove the solvent. The alcohol then evaporates and you are left with the essence of the flower which is called an absolute.

Expressed Essential Oils 

Some essential oils such as soft citrus fruits - lemon, lime orange and grapefruit - the essential oils are expressed. The peel is pressed to release the essential oil.

How Do I Choose My Essential Oil?

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment and it uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. It uses aromatic essential oils to help improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It can enhance both physical and emotional health.

In today's hectic society many people want to take a step back and lead a calmer and healthier lifestyle. Many people now use aromatherapy as a way of restoring some calm back into their lives. Using essential oils at home as part of your everyday life enables you to enhance your wellbeing.

Essential oils can relax, cleanse, uplift, energise and balance - simply decide how you want to feel and start to select your essential oils.

Using Le Sol Essential Oils


One of the most popular uses of essential oils is using them in massage as it is such a good way of getting rid of aching muscles. Massage also helps to energise and relax the body and helps to de-stress the body.Simply choose which carrier base that you want to use - sweet almond oil is a popular massage oil - and then add a few drops of essential oil. Le Sol has how to use guides on each of its essential oil and carrier oil pages giving you detailed instructions.

Bath and Showers

Using Le Sol natural essential oils in your bathing can be one of the best ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils. When used in the bath or shower these oils are absorbed by the skin and also inhaled through aromatic steam. Try adding four or five drops of Le Sol essential oils to a teaspoon of shower gel, bath oil or your base oil and then add it to your bath when the bath is full. 


Another popular use of Le Sol natural essential oil is vaporisation. You can use them as a form of natural air fresheners to help fragrance a room or to help create a more relaxed mood. 

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