Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Essential oil?

Essential oils are made from plants which produce a specific fragrance. The term “essential oil” comes from the word “essence” which refers to the aroma that serves as the very essence of the plants they came from. An essential oil is a highly-concentrated liquid containing the true essence of the plant it was extracted from generally by distillation or cold pressed from the stems, leaves, rind, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant.

Are Majestic Pure’s Essential oils organic?

All of Majestic Pure’s botanical oils are 100% pure, free from any additives or adulterants. All oils from Majestic Pure Aromatherapy are therapeutic grade, meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. We work very close with our suppliers to provide oils that come from organically grown plants.

What are the different methods of Essential oil extraction?

Enfleurage: One of the oldest extraction methods and is rarely used today because of it is costly and time consuming. It involves placing the flower petals on a layer of glass that is first spread with a thin layer of fat called "chassis". The volatile oil diffuses into the fat, then the fat is collected and the oil is extracted from the fat using alcohol. Once the alcohol evaporates what is left behind is called the absolute.

Steam Distillation: The most common process of extracting an essential oil is by distillation, a process that isolates the aromatic, volatile element of the plant with steam.

Expression or Cold Pressed: Used primarily for citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, and bergamot where the essential oil is obtained in tiny pockets in the peel or rind. Oils extracted by cold pressing are the most volatile of essential oils and can evaporate quickly when exposed to air.

CO2 Extraction: The CO2 extraction method yields a greater number of aromatic compounds than any other distillation process. In certain conditions at a low temperature Carbon Dioxide or CO2 can be pressurized to become a liquid. This liquid then acts as a solvent and is used to extract the oil from plants. After extraction is completed, the extraction vessel is brought back to normal temperature and the CO2 rapidly converts to gas, leaving behind a high quality oil that is free of solvents.

How are Essential oils used?

There are many ways that experience the benefits of essential oils:

DYI recipes: Because of the beneficial properties of essential oils, they are essential ingredients for many natural skincare or cleaning products

Essential Oil Diffuser: Diffusers and Aromatherapy go hand-in-hand. Adding essential oils to a diffuser effectively introduces the therapeutic properties and fragrance to any environment.

Inhalation: Inhalation is one of the quickest ways to experience the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. This method is highly beneficial for helping respiratory ailments.

Massages: Massage is one of the most beneficial methods of using essential oils because it combines the therapeutic powers of the essential oil with the benefits of touch therapy.

Baths: Adding essential oils to a hot, soothing bath can create a relaxing and therapeutic experience.

Can Essential oils be taken internally?

We do not recommend indigestion. All Majestic Pure oils are natural, non-toxic, no additives, unfiltered and undiluted with no fillers. However, essential oils should never be ingested without explicit instruction and under supervision of a licensed health care professional, such as a Medical Doctor, Nutritionist, or Naturopath. They are highly concentrated and can cause serious damage if used internally without the necessary expertise required in administering it. This is supported by the International Federation of Aromatherapists.

Why should certain oils be avoided during pregnancy?

Essential Oils contain very concentrated properties of the herb or plant they are derived from. Certain essentials oils can affect hormones, gut bacteria and other aspects of health. There is evidence that essential oils can cross the placenta and get to the baby. The effects of essential oils can be compounded in utero. Please consult a licensed health care professional, such as a Medical Doctor, Nutritionist, or Naturopath before using any essential oils while pregnant.

Can I use Essential oils on my pets?

Essential oils are used in aromatherapy to create scents that humans can enjoy. However, it is important to keep in mind that many of these substances are volatile compounds, which means they can be potentially toxic to pets at certain concentrations. Cats can be especially sensitive to essential oils. What is safe for you to use may not necessarily be safe to use on or near your pet. Your pet can inadvertently inhale, lick or eat these essential oils, and the oils can even be absorbed through your pet’s skin. Your pet reacts differently to these substances than you do, so it is important that you talk to your veterinarian before using them around your pets.

How should Essential oils be stored?

Storing essential oils in dark glass bottles in a dry, dark room with a temperature ideally between 60 to 65 degrees (F) is the perfect way to help them last as long as possible.

What is the shelf life of Essential oils?

When correctly stored, your oils can stay in good condition for up to 2 or 3 years. There are some oils that are known to successfully last up to 5 years. Lemon, Mandarin and orange oils have about 1 year shelf life.

How are Essential oils used?

There are many ways that essential oils can be used:
Inhalation: Inhalation is an excellent method of use for a quick and easy exposure to the anti-microbial and other therapeutic uses of essential oils.Inhaling the oil can be done by holding the bottle of essential oil a few inches from the nose and breathing in the aroma, or apply 1-2 drops of oil to the palms, rub together gently and inhale deeply.
Baths: Adding essential oils to a hot, soothing bath can create a relaxing and therapeutic experience.
Topical: Topical application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localized benefit.there are many ways to increase absorption. Pure essential oils are significantly more concentrated than the whole plant, therefore dilute with a base (carrier oil) before appliying oil directly on skin. Dilute with Jojoba oil, Fractionated Coconut oil or any other carrier oil of your choice.
Essential Oil Diffuser: Diffusers and Aromatherapy go hand-in-hand. Adding essential oils to a diffuser effectively introduces the therapeutic properties and fragrance to any environment.

What are Carrier oils?

A carrier oil is a vegetable oil derived from the fatty portion of a plant, usually the nuts, seeds or kernels. Carrier oils are mostly odorless, but some have a faintly sweet, nutty smell. Each carrier oil offers a different combination of therapeutic characteristic properties. Carrier oils are used to dilute essential and other oils prior to topical application. The term “carrier oil” is derived from their purpose in carrying the essential oil onto the skin

How should Carrier oils be stored?

Most carrier oils can be safely stored in the plastic containers they come in preferably in a cool, dark location. Most carrier oils can be refrigerated after opening to prolong their shelf life. However, certain carrier oils such as avocado oil should not be stored in the fridge. If you do store carrier oil in the refrigerator you might notice that the oil turns cloudy or possibly solidifies. The oil is not damaged. Allow it to come to room temperature before use. Adding pure vitamin E is another effective way to prolong the shelf life of carrier oils.

I live outside the United States. Can your products be shipped to me?

We currently ship only to the US at this time.

Do you test your products on animals?

Absolutely not. We are committed to cruelty-free beauty, and our products have never- and will never- be tested on animals.

Can I wear makeup over these products?

Yes you can.

What can I do if I am dissatisfied with your product?

If you are dissatisfied with the product we will exchange the product for one of equal value or issue a refund (with receipt).