Essential Oils

If essential oils were rock stars, Mountain Rose Herbs would be the epic music festival where they all hang out! This one-stop shop is my go-to for all things aromatic, and they have more essential oils than a hipster has vegan recipes. 

Want to browse their lineup? Simply click on any essential oil and you'll be transported to their essential oil webpage faster than you can say "lavender." There, you can learn all about its groove and even order it online. It's like online dating but with essential oils!

Every essential oil at Mountain Rose Herbs is as pure as a newborn unicorn – 100% steam-distilled plant oils boasting unbeatable fragrances, impressive depth, and benefits that'll have you saying, "Holy Basil!" They're free from carriers, diluents, and other party poopers, leaving you with nothing but the good stuff.

What makes Mountain Rose Herbs really rock is their supplier crew. They've handpicked the world's best distillers and suppliers who they know, trust, and would probably share a kombucha with. These suppliers ensure that only freshly harvested material enters their immaculate distilleries, promising you some of the most rockin' oils you can find on the market. So, if you're ready to get your essential oils from the Coachella of suppliers, Mountain Rose Herbs is your jam!

(Click on any essential oil to learn more)

Learn the potential hazards of essential oils before you buy. Click Here to find out.

Essential oils are lovely and can be very beneficial when used correctly. However, use them the wrong way, and you might get skin irritations or worse! Please read the following guidelines about the hazards and warnings regarding essential oils. I found most of this information from Mountain Rose Herbs

General Guidelines
  1. Read and follow all label cautions and warnings
  2. Keep out of reach of children and pets
  3. Do not use on babies, children or pets
  4. Keep away from flame, heat and ignition sources (essential oils are flammable)
  5. Do not apply undiluted (neat) essential oils directly onto skin; dilute with a carrier oil first
  6. Always conduct a patch test of diluted essential oil on the inner arm before using; do not use if redness or irritation occurs
  7. Do not ingest essential oils
  8. Keep essential oils out of eyes, ears, nose, mouth and any body opening
  9. Never assume an essential oil possesses the same properties as its plant
  10. If you have sensitive skin, epilepsy, heart or kidney problems, or any serious medical condition, do not use essential oils unless advised by a physician or medical professional that it is safe
Specific Precautions
  1. Do not use at all, or under the supervision of a qualified expert: (These are the most hazardous of essential oils, possessing very high oral and dermal toxicity): Bitter Almond, buchu, camphor, sassafras, calamus, horseradish, mugwort, mustard, pennyroyal, rue, savin, savory, southernwood, tansy, thuja, wintergreen, wormseed and wormwood. 
  2. Do not use during pregnancy: aniseed, balsam peru, Bay (laurel), basil, benzoin, bergamot, bitter almond, basil, birch, cajeput, camphor, cedarwood, celery seed, chamomile (blue), cinnamon (bark and leaf), cistus, clary-sage, clove, cornmint, cypress, dill seed, douglas fir, eucalyptus, eucalyptus lemon, fennel, grapefruit, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lavender (spike), lemon, lemongrass, lemon myrtle, lemon verbena, lime, lovage, marjoram, myrrh, myrtle, nutmeg, oakmoss, oregano, parsley seed, pennyroyal, peppermint, pine (scotch), rose, rosemary, sage, savory, spikenard, st. johns wort, sweet marjoram, tangerine, thuja, thyme, valerian, wintergreen, and yarrow
  3. Do not use on skin (ever): Ajowan, cinnamon bark, cassia, clove leaf-stem-bud, costus, elecampane, bitter fennel, oregano and pine
  4. Do not use if you have high blood pressure: Hyssop, rosemary, sage or thyme
  5. Do not use if you have epilepsy: Sweet fennel, hyssop, sage, rosemary and wormwood
  6. Skin irritants: Angelica root, bergamot mint, birch, bitter almond, cinnamon leaf, cinnamon bark, clove bud, costus, grapefruit, hyssop, lavender (spike), lemon, lemon verbena, lime, marjoram, orange peppermint, oregano, parsley seed, peppermint, pimento berry, pine, savory, spearmint, tagetes, tangerine, red and wile thyme and wintergreen
  7. Will make skin more sensitive to sunlight: most concentrated citrus oils, angelica, bergamot, and lemon verbena.
  8. Not to be exposed by mucous membranes or ingested: all absolutes, allspice, ajowan, amyris, benzoin, calendula, cinnamon (bark and leaf), Douglas Fir, Jasmine, Lemon Myrtle, manuka, myrrh, oregano, parsley seed, pennyroyal, pine (scotch), savory, st. johns wort, tarragon, tea tree, thuja, and thyme.
In Case of an Accident

  1. If essential oil gets into eyes: Immediately flush with cold milk or vegetable oil to dilute; if stinging persists, seek medical attention
  2. If essential oil gets on hands: Use cream or vegetable oil to dilute; wash with soap and warm water; repeat if necessary
  3. If ingested: Call National Capital Poison Control Center, 1-800-222-1222
  4. If ingested by a pet: Follow directions on label or call the Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435; be prepared to pay $50 with a credit card

Did you know that some essential oils are so potent that their spills must be handled as if they are hazardous? That's right. Take tea tree oil, for example. If it spills, it cannot enter a sewer or waterway. Instead, it should be absorbed with inert material and sealed in a container. Then the container must be disposed of as if it were hazardous waste in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

Such information is included on the Material Safety Data Sheet for every essential oil. These sheets are beneficial for essential oil suppliers such as Mountain Rose Herbs to store and handle essential oils, as required by the Chemicals Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply Regulations. The MSDS includes essential information such as flammability and chemical composition. In addition, mountain Rose Herbs can supply an MSDS for any essential oil they stock upon request.

This information is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs, Only take internally if working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. . Avoid use unless discussed with your physician, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or suffer from any health issue.


Here are some helpful MSDS sites where you can conduct a search based on the essential oil's name:
  1. No login is necessary on this site; it contains approximately 275,000 records
  2. This site is quite comprehensive with 1.5 million records; requires login