‘What pleases the nose, pleases the spirit’

Essential Oils are highly concentrated, chemically complex substances gifted to us by nature. They are derived and extracted from flowers, leaves, fruits, seeds, roots, bark and peel of plants, trees and fruit. Each Essential oil, aside from its scent, has an individual combination of constituents which interact with the body, mind and spirit.

We are your source for quality 100% pure Essential Oils and all things Aromatherapy.
Our Company, Crocus Essentials, originated in the 1980’s in response to the growing interest in Canada in Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Estheticians and Holistic practitioners. Interest in Essential Oils for Personal and Home use is gathering attention as we move towards a more natural environment, reducing the addition of artificial chemicals into our bodies and our homes. As Women, our mission is to bring our products into your Spa’s, Homes, Lives. Use these gifts from nature safely and respectfully. We hope you love and enjoy them as much as we do.

Safety and Wisdom and Disclaimer.

The Plant World Deserves our Respect.

Essential Oils are derived from Plants and must be used properly, carefully and respectfully.
The Federation of Aromatherapists advises Essential Oil use for External Use Only unless under the supervision of a qualified doctor or health practitioner.
Essential oils must be diluted properly with carrier oil (suggested 3% dilution) prior to application to the skin and massage application.  Refer to FAQ’s below for further information on dilution ratios.
Do not apply undiluted Essential Oils to the skin.
Do not use if pregnant or nursing unless otherwise advised by a qualified health practitioner.
Contraindications may occur if combined with prescription medicine or other therapies.
Some oils, especially citrus oils, are phototoxic, do not use prior to exposure to tanning bed or sun.
Discontinue use immediately if allergy or rash occurs.
Keep out of reach of children and pets.  Keep away from eye area.  Not for Ingestion.

The information on this website is for general use only. It is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified health practitioner.
Crocus Essentials cannot be responsible for the use or misuse of its products in the hands of the end user. The user of this website, in purchasing and using these products, is responsible for their own actions and outcomes.   If you do not agree with this Disclaimer, do not purchase from this website.

Crocus Aromatherapy-on-the-Go ‘whiffs’ are not only delightful, they are transporting.   Whether I’m in a plane, office or simply needed to be refreshed anywhere, any time during the day, I slip one out, breathe and relax into the scents and return to my senses.   Drew L, Guelph, Ontario. 

After a wonderful vacation, but a GRUELING flight home, I couldn’t wait for a relaxing soak in my favourite Salts & Soothe bath salts by Crocus Essentials.   So relaxing for tense muscles… and leaves my skin soft and smooth .. BONUS !.. love this product.  Betty M, Mississauga, Ontario.

I love the quality of the Crocus essential oils. I have been using several including Lavender, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus. There are so many ways to use them. A few drops of Hooray for Herbal with water in a spray bottle makes a natural deodorizer which I use throughout my home. Hooray for Crocus!”  Eleanor A, Westport, Ontario

LOVE these Facial mists.  I mist over my face after cleansing and smoothe my skin care right over top… summer and winter.  I am complimented on my over-40’s skin!  I am a HUGE fan and long-time user of Crocus Essentials’ products.  Jennifer K, Midland, Ontario

Thank you for the lovely aromatherapy ‘Collections’ kit. I enjoy all of them; however my favourite so far is the Lavender Rollette – a handy format to tuck into a pocket or purse, to use whenever you need it.  As I continue to learn about the health benefits of essential oils, I will definitely be ordering more! Thanks again for introducing me to this wonderful natural way to enhance our health and well-being!  Inga C, Winnipeg, Manitoba


What is the best way to store Essential Oils?

Essential oils react to heat and light, which is why they are packaged in dark coloured glass bottles. Store them tightly capped and away from sunlight when not in use. Like any natural product, essential oils may oxidize as they age. Generally they will last up to 2 years, but we encourage you to use them when they are fresh and enjoy them often!

Please explain 3% dilution? What is the ratio of Essential Oils to Carrier Oils for a safe mixture for application to the skin ?

The following table provides measuring guidelines for a safe mixture for skin application: Essential oils are packaged with a dropper cap, and are commonly measured by drops:

Dilution Quantity of Essential Oil Quantity of Carrier Oil
1% 3 drops 15ml = 1 tablespoon = 300 drops
2% 6 drops 15ml = 1 tablespoon = 300 drops
3% 9 drops 15ml = 1 tablespoon = 300 drops
5% 15 drops 15ml = 1 tablespoon = 300 drops

Therefore, using the above table, a 3% dilution mixture is achieved by mixing together 15ml of carrier oil and 9 drops of essential oil. 

I notice many retail products state ‘Lavender’, ‘Tea Tree’ or other essential oil names on their labels. Does this mean they contain 100% Essential Oils ?

Not necessarily. Essential Oils are extracted from plants and thus contain natural components. Fragrance oils and other scented oils used in many retail products and the perfume industry are synthetically created in the laboratory to smell similar to Lavender or Tea Tree or other Essential Oils. A combination of synthetic fragrances and natural essential oils may be found in a wide variety of toiletries, soaps, bath products, air freshners and so on. If in doubt, check the label and look for 100% Essential Oils. ‘Fragrance or Fragranced oils’ are NOT Essential Oils.

What are your Shipping Rates?

We are pleased to offer the following flat rates for shipping, Canada Post:

  • Within Ontario: $8
  • Canadian Provinces outside of Ontario: $12
  • Orders over $80 qualify for free shipping anywhere in Canada

Do you ship to USA and International destinations ?

Shipments are within Canada only. Due to import restrictions placed on liquids by various borders and customs regulations, we regret we are unable to ship to the USA or International destinations at this time.

What is your return policy ?

We advise our customers to choose your selections carefully. Due to the very personal nature of our items and to maintain the quality and integrity of our products, we are unable to offer returns or refunds. In the case of product damage during shipment or shipping error by us, we will gladly work with you to make it right.