On Sale Now: Rose Otto & Absolute, Indian Sandalwood, Neroli, and Jasmine!

damask rose

The Damask Rose, source of the precious Rose Otto.

Our most precious, rare and so-very-loved essential oils are on now sale. Each one, in every size, is on sale, 20% off!

Organic Bulgarian Rose Otto: One of the most highly-revered essential oils, both aromatically and therapeutically. Rose  is said to have the highest vibrational frequency of any essential oil. It is considered the premier ‘heart-opening’ aromatic, is excellent in tiny amounts in skin-care, and may be the most important oil of all for women. It’s aroma is really out of this world, is very ‘tenacious’, and just a drop will linger, wonderfully, for hours.


Leaves of the Sandalwood tree. The oil is distilled from the fine heartwood.

Wildcrafted Indian Sandalwood: Of any sandalwood essential oil, it is the wildgrown from India which has by far the highest levels of ‘santalols’ (around 90%) of any variety. It is the santalols which give sandalwoood its characteristic aroma, and which have been research for their deep relaxing (yet not sedating) effects. A very, very fine oil, which only gets finer with age.

Organic Moroccan Neroli: When you need a beautiful, soft, sweet, calming oil, Neroli is the choice. Distilled solely from the flowers of the same tree which produces Bergamot, Neroli is thought of as the most gently calming aromatic. Neroli is considered one of the most important aromatics for treatment for anxiety, and depression resulting from stress and anxiety.


Sweet, soft Neroli, is distilled from flowers of the tree which also produces stress-relieving Bergamot.

Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute: Jasmine has been nicknamed ‘Queen of the Night’ and ‘Moonlight of the Grove’. For centuries, women have treasured it for its seductive, beautiful fragrance. Jasmine oil is uplifting and stimulating for times of hopelessness and nervous exhaustion. It helps reduce anxiety and apathy, and can increase excitability when worn as a perfume. We have both a ‘conventional’ absolute and a purely-organically-extracted absolute. Also on-sale is our very-well-loved Jasmine Sambac absolute. The sambac is more sweetly floral, while the grandiflorum is the deeper, more complex aromatic.

Bulgarian and Moroccan Rose Absolutes: To round-out this beautiful set of aromas on sale is our Bulgarian and Moroccan Rose Absolutes. Quite different than the steam distilled Rose Otto, these are more potent in the middle notes than high, and absolute perfection either worn by themselves, or in blends as natural perfumes. Both are true aromatic treats ~ we’ve searched years to find you the very best of each and every of our oil varieties…we hope you enjoy them!

The sale prices are already reflected on their respective pages. No code is needed. Thank you!



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Catnip Essential Oil is Back In Stock!

Catnip Essential Oil is distilled from the herb.

Catnip, source of the amazing insect repellent essential oil.

Catnip essential oil has been shown in scientific research to be up to 20 times more effective than DEET at repelling mosquitos, and can be used at very low concentrations in your formulas for this purpose. It should work remarkably well at repelling all sorts of biting insects, not only mosquitos!

See our Catnip essential oil here!

The active compound within the oil is Nepetalactone. This Canadian essential oil contains a high percentage of neptalactone naturally (the GCMS indicates 80%!), with a more pleasing aroma than that distilled in the USA. Catnip blends well with other insect repelling essential oils…We use ourselves, for example, a blend of 6% Geranium (any type), and 2% each of catnip and citronella.

Catnip essential oilWhile the price of the oil is higher than other ‘classic’ insect repellent oils (such as Citronella, Geranium, Cedarwood and Lemongrass), catnip can be used at a much lower concentration, around 1-3%. It can be effectively blended with these other oils in a base to produce a natural insect repellent, without any of the worries of the potential harm from commercial chemicals (DEET has been implicated to potentially cause nerve damage, or disrupt proper growth of the nervous system in children).

One can make a very simple blend including catnip alone in this manner: Mix 1 cup of rubbing alcohol (or Vodka) and 1 cup of water, plus 2 milliliters (40 drops) Catnip essential oil in a spray bottle. Shake vigorously. You can spray this on your clothing as well as on skin, though keep it away from the eyes. If you prefer a blend here, use 8 drops catnip, 8 drops citronella, and 24 drops Geranium. For a 4 ounce formula, this is 7 milliliters Geranium, and 2 1/2 milliliters each Catnip and Citronella oils (there are 20 drops per milliliter).

If you’d like to mix this in water, use the equivalent amount of

This same blend can be made in an unscented jojoba cream base, using the same ratio of essential oils. Cedarwood and peppermint also make popular, low-concentration additions to such formulas.


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Due to Overwhelming Demand, We’ve Extended Our Specials!

The last week – until August 8th – Our 20% off sale on ALL Frankincense, Lavender and Helichrysum varieties…Plus, choose one of 3 free sampler sets with every order over $79, and free Rose Hydrosol with orders over $49. And, receive free shipping on all orders over $100 and free shipping on ALL first time orders.

Bergamot Fruit

Bergamot Fruit: one of 5 citrus essential oils in our Citrus Sampler pack: five 5ml bottles including Italian Bergamot, Mandarin and Lemon, plus Wild Orange and Pink Grapefruit!

How to Receive Your Sampler Set, Rose Hydrosol and Free Shipping

If over $79, note the sampler pack of your choice in the Comments section of the checkout page: ‘Citrus Sampler’, ‘Frankincense Sampler’, or ‘Lavender Sampler’.

If your order is over $49, note ‘Rose Hydrosol’ in the comments section. This may be combined with the sampler pack if your order is over $79.

Also, if you qualify for free shipping, enter ‘first-order’ (if it’s your first order with us), or ‘free-ship’ (if your order is over $99) in the coupon code box, after selecting and applying our standard shipping. Visit our Specials page for more details.

Lavender essential oil

Our Lavender sampler includes a 5ml bottle of each of our wonderful Lavender varieties!

Each sampler pack includes:

These samplers are a great way to find your favorite oil of each variety.

Frankincense Tears

Our Frankincense sampler is a great way to try each of the three most popular Frankincense essential oils.

Take Part in Our 20% Off Sale on Helichrysum, Frankincense and Lavender

All Frankincense, Lavender and Helichrysum varieties are already marked down on their respective pages. No coupon code is necessary!

We hope you enjoy our ongoing specials, and ALL the true therapeutic grade essential oils at The Ananda Apothecary.

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