Organic Essential Oils
Boost your wellness game to the highest level with our range of Soil Association certified organic essential oils. - Free from nasties and 100% sustainable, these oils are truly the best in show. .
What are organic essential oils?
Just like with food and cosmetics, essential oils can be considered organic, too.
Here at Nikura, we provide our customers with both organic and non-organic (or conventional) essential oils to help them on their wellness journeys.
For an essential oil to be organic, it must pass certification from an official board to ensure the following:
- No use of pesticides
- No artificial colours or preservatives
- Free from genetically modified (GM) ingredients
- The avoided use of synthetics throughout manufacture
- Low contact between organic and non-organic crops
Farms that make organic oils may also have their soil fertility and water quality tested in order to achieve this certification. Essential oils in the UK are certified via the Soil Association.
Organic vs. non-organic essential oils
Because of these additional standards, organic essential oils are generally considered safer and more sustainable (i.e., better for the planet) than conventional oils.
They can also carry much clearer, crisper aromas as well as heightened benefits for our health and well-being. This is as a result of the higher levels of active constituents found in organic oils.
While organics are great for boosting your aromatherapy game, they can easily be used in conjunction with conventional essential oils for a well-rounded wellness experience.
Find out more about the differences between organic and non-organic essential oils.
Which organic oil should I try first?
The best type of organic oil to keep in your collection is citrus oil. Many citrus fruits aren’t naturally pest-resistant and therefore are more likely to need pesticides when farmed conventionally.
As most citrus oils are cold-pressed, there is also less of a chance for these pesticides to burn off, as is the case with conventional steam distilled essential oils.
Organic oils like bergamot are a great place to start, as they will be free from the possibility of pesticides and will contain better benefits for your day-to-day life.
You can also try out any organic scent that you think will suit your lifestyle best, like an organic lavender oil for sleep, or an organic rosemary oil for hair.
Are all essential oils organic?
All essential oils are not automatically organic. The only thing that will determine an essential oil as organic is the proper certification from an official board, like the Soil Association.
That being said, there are many conventional essential oils that are also grown to organic standards, so there’s a good chance of many more un-labelled organics out there.
To be safe though, we always recommend seeking organic essential oils supplies marked with a certification.
How to use organic essential oils
Thankfully, organic essential oils can be used in the exact same way as your standard, conventional essential oils.
There are thousands of uses for organic essential oils out there, but some of the most popular uses include:
- Diffusion using an electric diffuser, oil burner, or reed diffuser.
- Topical application to the skin and face.
- Topical application to hair.
- Use in a massage.
- Use in candle making, soap making, and more.
Just as with conventional essential oils, organic essential oils must always be diluted with a carrier oil before use on the skin and hair. You should also take caution when using organic essential oils around children, pets, or vulnerable people.
Can I buy organic essential oils wholesale?
If you’re a business owner or seasoned hobbyist looking for organic essential oil supplies for your candles, soaps, or other aromatherapeutic products, you can check out our wholesale page for more information on how to buy these in bulk.