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Essential Oils and Ingredients

Are Tisserand Aromatherapy essential oils organic?

Sourced ethically and sustainably from around the world, Tisserand Aromatherapy essential oils are either organic, wild crafted or ethically harvested. Let’s break that down:


Certified organic essential oils are derived from plants that have been grown without the use of man-made fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides. Instead, it uses ecosystem management methods to maintain the health of both plant and soil, guaranteeing there are no inputs such as genetic modification or irradiation. The benefits of organic agriculture include no pollution of the local air or groundwater and no synthetic chemicals in the plant or its essential oil, while maintaining the viability of the local environment. International standards are set by IFOAM (the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements), which also accredits many certifying bodies, for example the Soil Association or French Ecocert.

Wild crafted

Wild crafted essential oils are derived from plants that are not cultivated, but are gathered from their wild habitat. Although they are not organic, they are grown in their natural habitat, in conditions favourable to the health of the plant. Care is also taken to remain as sustainable as possible.

Ethically harvested

An ethically harvested essential oil is derived from a herb, shrub or tree that is consciously cultivated in its natural environment to ensure the species grows in abundance and is not depleted. As far as aromatic plants are concerned, species depletion is only rarely a problem with herbs (which are mostly easy to grow in quantity) but tends to be more of an issue with slow-growing trees.

Many of our smaller, more remote partners hold similar ethical and quality standards as the organic farms we work with, but some simply can’t afford to ‘make it official’. We recognise this and do our best to assure you of the quality you are receiving with your Ethically Harvested and Wild Crafted products.

Can pure essential oils be used neat on the skin?

Essential oils should not be used neat on the skin, as they are highly concentrated and could potentially cause a negative skin reaction. Essential oils should either be diluted into a blending oil, unfragranced lotion or cream.

How can I use essential oils in massage?

There is nothing quite like a massage to make you feel soothed or energised. However, as pure essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin, they need to be diluted first. To create a body massage blend, add up to 5 drops of essential oil to 10mls of blending oil or unfragranced lotion. For a facial massage blend, add no more than 2 drops of essential oil per 10mls. Use no more than 10 drops in any one treatment.

How can I use essential oils in the bath?

Bathing with essential oils is one of the easiest and most enjoyable forms of therapy. Just before getting into a full bath, add 4-6 drops of essential oil (or blend of oils) in 20mls of blending oil, such as Jojoba or Sweet Almond and swirl the water to disperse fully.

How can I use essential oils via inhalation?

Some essential oils, such as Eucalyptus and Tea Tree, are ideal for inhalation, because of their head-clearing and stimulating properties. Add 3-5 drops of essential oil to a bowl of very hot (not boiling) water and inhale the vapour for 5-10 minutes; the effect will be maximised by placing a towel over the head. If you are out and about, simply add 1-2 drops of essential oil to a tissue and inhale.

How can I use essential oils to fragrance a room?

The evaporative properties of essential oils make them ideal for use in a diffuser. To create the fragrance or mood of your choice, simply add 6-8 drops of essential oil or a blend of essential oils to your Tisserand Aromatherapy Aroma Spa or favourite burner or vaporiser – perfect for the home or workplace.

Can I use essential oils on or around children?

We do not recommend using essential oils on children below the age of 5, unless it is a formulated product designed for children’s use.

Should you wish to create your own blend by adding essential oils to a blending oil for your child, please use the guidelines below:

For children aged 5-12 – no more than 2 drops of essential oil per 10ml of blending oil should be used.

For children aged 12+ – no more than 4 drops of essential oil per 10ml of blending oil should be used.

Should you wish to create your own blend of essential oils for a diffuser for your child, please use the guidelines below:

For children aged 5-12 –  add 4 drops in total.

For children aged 12+  – add up to 8 drops in total.

We advise using a diffuser in a well-ventilated room. Keep product container and diffuser well out of reach of children.

Which essential oils are suggested for use on my child?

Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia – known for its sedative and antiseptic properties.

Mandarin – Citrus reticulata – known for settling emotions.

Roman Chamomile – Anthemis nobilis- Known for its sedative and skin-soothing properties.

Sweet Orange – Citrus aurantium dulcis – Known for settling emotions, and can assist in soothing digestive discomfort.

Cedarwood Atlas – Cedrus atlanticus – known for its ability to assist in relieving the symptoms of coughs and colds.

How long will my essential oils last?

Essential oils should ideally be used within one year of opening. The best way to maximise the life of your oils is to keep them in a cool dark place, away from direct sunlight. Our amber bottles will help prolong their life. If the oil is exposed to heat, air or light, the shelf life will greatly diminish. Old oils should never be used as there is a risk of irritation or sensitisation.

Essential Oils Safety Recommendations

When shouldn't essential oils be used?

Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy, and whilst breastfeeding. If considered safe, we have further information in the FAQ below.

If you have a skin condition, epilepsy, asthma, blood pressure irregularities or are taking prescribed medication, please seek medical guidance before using essential oils.

Can I ingest your essentials oils?

Ingesting essential oils for medicinal use or using them in cookery is potentially very hazardous and is not something that we would ever recommend. The human digestive system is used to processing essential oils in minute amounts in herbs and spices, and this is safe practice; however, any essential oil is at least 100 times more concentrated than found in a herb or a spice, which can cause irritation and internal damage to the digestive tract.

This is why we never recommend that essential oils are used in this way. Our range contains quality essential oils which are carefully quality assessed, but the practice of oral use is not recommended.

Are your essential oils therapeutic grade?

The suggestion of different ‘grades’ of essential oils being safe for oral use or cookery is untrue. Essential oils should never be swallowed or used in food. The question of grade is irrelevant – the important thing is that the essential oil comes from a reputable botanical source, is extracted correctly and has the right aroma profile to give optimum benefit. All these aspects of essential oil assessment are integral to Tisserand Aromatherapy essential oil Quality Control.

How do I dispose of essential oils?

You can dispose of the contents by pouring them onto the ground or the earth. Dispose of glass bottles via recycling.

Can Essential Oils be used in Pregnancy?

Some essential oils can be used in pregnancy after the first trimester (12 weeks), after consultation with your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional prior to using essential oils whilst breastfeeding.

You should only use a 1% blend which is 1 drop of Essential Oil per 5ml of blending oil.

You should NEVER put essential oils neat on the skin or ingest the oils at any time, particularly while pregnant, or breastfeeding.

The following essential oils could be used after the first trimester and cover many pregnancy complaints:

Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia

Will calm anxiety, aid relaxion and help promote a good night’s sleep. Use in a blend or in our Aroma Spa Diffuser.

Roman Chamomile, Anthemis nobilis

Used in a blend and applied to the skin, Chamomile will help to sooth irritated or inflamed skin.

Mandarin, Citrus reticulata

Gently stimulating and refreshing to the emotions, Mandarin is best used in our Aroma Spa Diffuser.

Frankincense, Boswellia carterii

Good for states of anxiety. Used in massage or a diffuser, it will deepen the breath and leave you feeling calm.

Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens

Will help with emotional upset. Use in our Aroma Spa Diffuser or massage blend.

But what about our preblended products?

Pulse Point Roller Balls, Bath & Shower Washes, Bath Salts, Diffuser Oils, MoodFix Mists, Pillow Mists, Body & Room Mists, Hand Creams, Gels, Hand Soaps, Deodorants and Face Oils are all suitable for use when pregnant. However, we do not recommend our Massage & Body Oils, Body Creams/Lotions/Balms or the Restore Balance range whilst pregnant, due to the higher concentration of essential oils.

If you have any concerns, consult your Healthcare Professional before using essential oil products when pregnant or breastfeeding.

If any irritation or other symptoms do occur, remove the product and discontinue use.

How should essential oils be stored?

Keep bottles tightly closed, in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight and well out of reach of children.

Can essential oils be used around pets?

Our expertise lies in aromatherapy for people, but we know it’s not always just people living in homes where our oils are used. If you have any specific animal-related queries please contact a veterinary specialist or qualified aromatherapist who has experience with animals.

Without specialist advise, caution should always be taken when using or diffusing essential oils around pets and we do not recommend applying any of our products directly onto animals. Extra caution should be taken when diffusing essential oils in a home with cats. Cats have very sensitive livers and it is known that cats cannot easily tolerate essential oils. If diffusing in a house with cats, ensure periods of diffusing are kept to a minimum and that the room you are diffusing in is well ventilated.

Pre-Blended Products

Can your pre-blended products be used on children?

All of our pre-blended products are diluted to differing strengths. Please follow these guidelines for each product category:

Bath Oils: 5 years +

Bath Salts: 5 years +

Bath & Shower Washes: 5 years +

Diffuser Oils: 5 years +

MoodFix Mists and Pillow Mists: 5 years +

Soaps: 5 years +

Creams & Gels: 12 years +

Deodorants: 12 years +

Massage & Body Oils: 12 years +

Body Mists/Body & Room Mists: 12 years +

Roller Balls: 12 years +

If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare professional before using essential oil products on children.

Can I use pre-blended diffuser oil around children?

For children aged 5-12 – add 4 drops in total.

For children aged 12+ – add up to 8 drops in total.

We advise using a diffuser in a well-ventilated room. Keep product container and diffuser well out of reach of children.

Are your products cruelty free?

Our products are cruelty free and are not tested on animals at any stage of the production process. We are also proud to carry the Vegan Society logo on many of our products.


Can you offer express delivery?

We do not currently offer next day or express delivery. Our standard delivery takes 3-5 working days.

How much is shipping and how long does it take?

For UK shipping we charge £2.95 for all orders under £30. For all orders over £30 we will deliver your parcel for free.

Shipping in the UK takes 3-5 working days from acceptance of the order. During our sale periods, delivery times can increase due to a larger volume of orders.  Delivery may take up to 10 working days.

International shipping varies from country to country and depending on the weight and size of your parcel. Please check your individual order for prices.

Shipping to countries outside of the UK takes up to 14 working days from acceptance of order.

My product has been damaged in transit, what do I do?

We always ensure that our products leave our warehouse in good condition, however our packages are damaged in transit from time to time. If you are in any way dissatisfied with the condition of your delivery, please email a picture to our Customer Service Team at and they will be happy to help.

I need to make changes to my order how do I do this?

Our Customer Services Team are always willing to help, however it is not always possible to make changes to an order once it is being processed. If you need to make changes to your order please contact us at or call 01273 325666 and our team will do all they can to assist you.

Can I have a free sample?

As a rule, we do not send free samples, unless for a promotional or PR activity. Requests for free products will be reviewed and sent at our discretion.

I am an influencer and I want to review your products

Thanks! We welcome emails from influencers interested in beauty, aromatherapy and wellbeing. If you are a blogger wanting to review our products, please email us at marking your email for the attention of the PR Department.


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