Best Places For Essential Oils On The South Shore And In Cape Cod

May 28, 2013 8:00 AM

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The use of essential oils dates back to ancient times. They can be used for everything from aromatherapy to soap making to custom, all-natural perfumes. However many pounds of plants are needed to create an ounce of essential oil so they can be pricey. And not all essential oils are 100% distillations. Buying from a reputable dealer can ensure you’re getting a quality product at a fair price.

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Essential Oils (Credit, Renee Mallett)

Stambry’s Crescent Moon Soap Company
1359 Hancock St.
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 984-0013

This eclectic little shop in Quincy sells a wide array of handmade soaps, lotions and, of course essential oils. Like all of their products, the essential oil are made on site from purely organic or wild crafted. Stambry’s Crescent Moon Soap Company has a large selection of scents and blends. Because so much of the store’s line is made on site it may be possible to get an essential oil blended to your specifications. They also offer classes so you can learn how to use your essential oils to create a variety of products of your own.

All The Best
93 Ripley Road
Cohasset, MA 02025
(781) 383-3005

All The Best is a gem of a shop in Cohasset village. It’s something between a health food store and an old fashioned grocer. You’ll find very friendly staff members who are very knowledgeable about their products and a wide selection of everything from healthy food to hand-made baskets, to essential oils. The essential oils selection is small but well rounded, with plenty of selection and nice prices. Be warned. You may come for the fragrance oils but you’re sure to leave with a bag full of goodies. It’s impossible not to explore every little treasure in this shop.

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Jedwards International
39 Broad St.
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 472-9300

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Essential Oils (Credit, Renee Mallett)

Jedwards International got its start in South Boston more than 70 years ago processing and refining cod liver oil. Today, it is an international powerhouse with offerings that have expanded to include seed oils and butters and, of course, essential oils. Besides the wide selection, clients also rave about the wholesale pricing Jedwards International offers for its essential oils. The selection, service and prices here are unbeatable.

The Fragrance Bar
5 Center St.
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 325-4740

The Fragrance Bar might not immediately come to mind if you’re shopping for essential oils on the South Shore. The store markets itself primarily as a perfume store. But all of their custom scent and designer perfume inspired fragrances are oil based. Eliminating the alcohol you normally find in perfumes makes the scents gentler for your skin and last so much longer. This also means that The Fragrance Bar’s products should work perfectly for your essential oil needs.

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Essential Oils (Credit, Renee Mallett)

Pure Goodness
Yarmouth Port
Cape Cod, MA 02675
(508) 280-6485

This local Cape Cod company makes all its own essential oils. Although it’s primarily an online company Pure Goodness also frequents farmers markets across the Cape. In the summer months you’ll find the company’s wares at the Bass River Farmers Market in South Yarmouth  can every Thursday night. The website offers a full list of the very extensive essential oils they offer along with the oils aromatherapy benefits. Online and at the market, you can also find a line of body care items that incorporates the handmade oils.

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Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at