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FAQ's
Are Alkimista essential oils certified organic?
Yes, Alkimista essential oils and products are certified organic. Organic means that chemicals or toxins are not used in the manufacture or production of a product.
We are committed to choosing only the highest quality certified organic essential oils to support you. Alkimista products are officially certified by Australia's leading certification body Australian Certified Organics (ACO).
What is the quality of Alkimista essential oils?
Alkimsta essential oils are 100% pure and are certified organic by Australia's leading certification body  Australian Certified Organics (ACO). We follow the ACO guidelines surrounding natural/organic ingredients and sustainable packaging, Our products do not contain any added herbicides or pesticides.
Are Alkimista essential oils certified therapeutic grade?
The term therapeutic grade is not a recognised Essential Oil standard as there is no regulating organisation that monitor this. We prefer to give accurate information and confirm that all of our oils are Australian certified organic and are true to the botanical species, Our essential oils do not contain any synthetic materials or nature identicals.
Why should I choose Alkimista essential oils
Today, many people are experiencing allergies, sensitivities and even illnesses as a direct result of environmental pollutants. Given, that ongoing exposure to chemicals and toxins can be accumulative the more we can seek to minimise our exposure, the better it is for our overall health and well-being. The manufacturing of chemicals that are found in most products creates further pollutants and environmental damage. By choosing organic you can help alleviate your impact and environmental footprint.
Are Alkimista essential oils tested on animals?
Alkimista is a cruelty-free company. All of our products and raw ingredients have not been tested on animals. All our products are cruelty-free and Vegan.
Are Alkimista essential oils vegan?
Yes, Alkimista essential oils are 100% vegan.
Are essential oils safe to use during pregnancy?
If you are pregnant we recommend avoiding essential oils within the first trimester. Use essential oils with care after the first trimester, if you wish to use them for aromatherapy or diluted into a carrier oil for topical application please consult with your medical doctor.
Can I use essential oils for children?
Yes, essential oils can be used on children, we recommend the following as guidelines.
Babies (0 to 24 months) babies
Essential oils are considered too strong for use on baby’s skin and a little overwhelming on their developing systems.  We can still use aromatherapy in a diffuser, making sure to choose gentle and suitable oils.
Children (2 to 8 years)
Children often love essential oils and using them through aromatherapy. We recommend Using a low dilution of 1% when applying to your child’s skin.  We recommend using gentler essential oils such as Lavender, Rose, Mandarin, Sandalwood and Neroli.    
I have sensitive skin, can I use essential oils?
Before using any essential oil, we advise that you patch test 1 x drop on your wrist and leave as long as it normally takes for your skin to respond, or for 24 hours. Check for any potential reactions or allergies.  You can try using essential oils with a carrier oil first. If you experience any uncomfortable sensations like redness or irritation apply carrier oil to the area to dilute the essential oil and discontinue use. 
If you have sensitive skin, we recommend you slowly introduce new products into your regime, one product at a time. This will give your skin time to adjust. 
Can I use Alkimsta essential oils on my pets?
Essential Oils can be toxic to pets. never leave bottles open or in reach of animals. Each pet will differ, so please use caution when diffusing oils around pets.  Watch out for changes in their behaviour, such as leaving the room while oils are burning or changes in eating habits. If you notice changes then we recommend stopping using that particular oil.
Essential Oils Potentially Toxic to pets: These oils are known to contain phenols and be toxic to cats/dogs. Peppermint oil, Citrus oils (including lemon oil), Tea Tree Oil, Pine oil, Eucalyptus oil, Cinnamon oil, Ylang-ylang oil.
The higher the concentration of essential oil, the greater the risk to your pet. If your pet ingests any oils accidentally, contact the veterinarian immediately.
Can Alkimista essential oils be ingested?
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. The oils capture the plant's scent and flavour also called its 'essence'. Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence.
Essential oils are not meant to be swallowed. We recommend that essential oils are not ingested and in the case of accidental consumption please seek immediate medical attention. Keep out of reach of children.
Are essential oils contraindicated?
Some citrus oils are photosensitising when used in direct sunlight. Citrus oils can increase sun sensitivity so it is best to avoid the sun for 12 hours after applying. Certain oils are best avoided during pregnancy, especially during the 1st trimester. If uncertain, please check with your health practitioner first and read our disclaimer. 
What is the expiry date on essential oils?
All Alkimista essential oils have a guaranteed shelf-life of 12 months unopened. Products should be used within 6 months of opening. Always replace the lid after use and keep watertight. Products should be stored below in a dark and cool place below 30 degrees Celsius. 
Are all the ingredients in your essential oils from Australia?
All Alkimsta products are made in Australia, however, not all ingredients are sourced from Australia. Due to climatic, geographic and season availability, not all ingredients may not be obtained in Australia. Our essential oils are sourced from countries where the plant material meets the high standards we set. The ingredients are sourced from countries aligned with our manufacturing ethical sourcing code compliance and quality assurance standards.
Why are Alkimista essential oils set with an intention and symbol?
Alkimista essential oils are specially designed to support you in your practices of connection, self-care and personal ritual. As well as purposefully selecting each essential oil in our sets and blends, Alkimista essential oils are set with specific intentions and symbols that are designed to strengthen the energy of each oil so that as to enhance healing, wellbeing and transformation. 
How can I use Alkimista essential oils?
There are many ways you can use Alkimista essential oils, here are a few of our favourites.
DIFFUSION: Enjoy your favourite essential oils in your home or office. Add 2-3 drops of oil to the diffuser. (Cool mist types are preferable as heat may reduce some of the benefits).
INHALATION: Clear your mind then inhale directly from an open bottle or rub a drop of oil between your palms and breathe in the aroma. Repeat as needed throughout the day.
BATHS: Add 3-6 drops of your chosen oil to bath water while the tub is filling. This can be combined with 1/2 cup of bath or Epsom salts. Avoid using cinnamon, cassia, oregano, wintergreen and lemongrass in baths as they may t irritate sensitive skin.
REFRESHING SPRAY: Fill a small spray bottle with distilled water, add 10 drops of your favourite oil, shake well and spray onto the body or use as a room spray.
MASSAGE: Combine 3-5 drops of your essential oil of choice to 15 ml of carrier oil (eg. coconut or almond) for body massage.