Bespoke Aromatics

Aroma Apothecary specializing in: 🍃Natural Body Care 🌸Natural Perfumes 🧘🏽‍♀️Relaxation & ZenGifts 😴Vintage Styled NightGowns

Owned & Operated by Sandra Topper, Professional Aromatherapist since 1992.

Mission: We value the uniqueness of YOU, respecting your tastes, talents, abilities and culture. At Bespoke Aromatics we don't believe that YOU want to smell like someone else. We believe that the centre of your universe; rests with your NOSE, and lies within your HEART. We believe that fine perfumery and the products that YOU use on your BODY should be taken seriously, just as your own individuality. Tied in with our handcrafted aromatics we also sell natural skin care products, aromatherapy supplies, a huge collection of essential oils, original fine art along with handcrafted beaded jewelry, crystals and cotton nightwear.

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In the winter when my rose garden is not blooming - I save the petals from my purchased blooms and when they begin to fade - I save them for my potpourri.
I give myself a bouquet every week, because they give me strength in knowing - that even in the midst of negative World issues there is positivity, beauty and hope! 🥰

💐#aromatherapyminiessay
Why do some flowers and plants have stronger aromas? The molecules that are responsible for the odour of a plant or flower are volatile molecules that are built upon carbon chains.

Flowers and plants emit their scent primarily for 2 purposes:
1. To attract pollinators; 🐝 and
2. To deter predators. 🐛 •
Flowers and plants reduce their scent: once the pollination season is over, or when the risk of predators have receded.

Some flowers and plants are more fragrant at night.

Many roses that are grown for the cut flower business have lost their fragrant properties because they have been bred for appearance rather than fragrance. 😞

Every few weeks I purchase cut roses for my kitchen - because flowers make me happy. 😃Once they begin to fade I save the petals for my natural potpourri.

Pippa likes to get in on the action too.🌹🐱 •
#livelovesmell #olfactoryart #catsonfacebook

Hey folks - if you haven't already noticed - I attach the hashtag #aromatherapyminiessay to my posts where I try to educate about Aromatherapy, Essential Oils & Aroma-Chemistry. This is not just a crazy emoji of 'moi' in a warehouse. Read the post 👇

📦 🚛Making the most out of waiting in a warehouse for my glass bottles to be brought to the loading dock. The aroma of a warehouse (yes I actually do like it), dry, pulpy and woody (like old books or a library) and there’s a slight aroma of fuel from the trucks at the loading dock.
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Volatile compounds are released everywhere and miraculously that device that sits in the middle of our face detects everything.👃Our nose is capable of determining the pleasantries in life and WARNING ⚠️ us of DANGER!
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Benzaldehyde (almond like) is one particular compound that smells really yummy 😋 and is one of the compounds that is released during the breakdown or decay of paper.
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Another is ethylbenzene⛽️ it smells like gasoline 👉 danger be careful!
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#aromatherapyminiessay #livelovesmell #Downtowncobourg

Exciting News with chances to WIN free stuff. 🤩

It’s a Leap Year – and we have Leaped into a new division for our business with the launch of our shopping site featuring our Prima Essence Products.

We know that our local followers are loving our products since we opened our Bricks & Mortar shop in 2015.

However, sadly many Bricks & Mortar shops seem to be closing up everywhere. 😟Retail forecasters say that in order for small businesses to stay alive they need to attract more foot traffic and to offer an ‘Experience’ within their Bricks & Mortar as well as offer their niche products online. 🛍 So that’s what we are doing!

We are looking for POSITIVE engagement from our followers:
LIKES & LOVES
REVIEWS & SHARES on social media. ❤️👍

As well, there is now a Product Review Form 📝 available on each of our product pages at 👉 www.primaessence.ca
WE would appreciate it if you have used any of our products and LOVE them - would you please give us a review on our new site.
once again it's www.primaessence.ca

🗓Every month we will be offering an opportunity to win a set of Products. If you are chosen and you are local then we will ask you to come in and pick up your Gift. If you are chosen and live elsewhere in Canada 🇨🇦 then we will ship your Gift free of charge.🤗

Stay tuned for our first contest, in the meantime would you kindly share this post and tell you friends why you Love our store.

#livelovesmell #smallbusiness #downtowncobourg #aromaapothecary

Put a little Joy in your Life 🌞
100% Natural Body Sprays & Perfumes by PrimaEssence
Now Available online or in person at Bespoke Aromatics
#Downtowncobourg

Ontario’s best Aromatherapy Apothecary🌸
Specializing in Essential Oils, Natural Perfumes, Carrier Oils, Soaps, Bath Salts, Lotions and all things ZEN and Relaxing: Vintage Nightgowns, Meditation Pillows, Smudging Supplies, Crystals, Precious Stones, Malas and More.

An Intuitive Nose Knows!
Crisp Notes Stimulate while Earthy Base Notes Anchor

#nontoxic #primaessenceproducts #naturalroomspray #zen #madeinontario #aromachology

Without a doubt flowers are a fabulous way to say:
I LOVE YOU
But a Gift Certificate from your favourite local store - indicates that someone is truly paying attention! 🤔 👀
💋💕
Best Smelling Store in Downtown Cobourg
#bespokearomatics #livelovesmell #primaessenceproducts #aromatherapy #giftcertificates #bepaymentready #moneris #supportlocal #downtowncobourg

Without a doubt flowers are a fabulous way to say:
I LOVE YOU
But a Gift Certificate from your favourite local store - indicates that someone is truly paying attention! 🤔 👀
💋💕
Best Smelling Store in Downtown Cobourg
#bespokearomatics #livelovesmell #primaessenceproducts #aromatherapy #giftcertificates #bepaymentready #moneris #supportlocal #downtowncobourg

We use to carry these two simple - yet amazing products in two sizes - but since they have become so popular - we’re only stocking the 1000 ml size now.

Affordable * Effective * Non-Toxic * Made in Canada 🇨🇦 by Rae Dunphy Aromatics
All Purpose: Cleans and disinfectants everything!🦠🧽🦠
Glass & Window: Works amazing on stainless steel appliances! ❇️ ✨

Smells like Spicy Fruit Cake.😋
🍎 🍰 🍊 🌶
One of our Reed Diffusers is back in stock!
#smallbatch #handcrafted #reeddiffuser #cobourgontario

Best Smelling Store in Town - and we’ve got customers who smell pretty amazing too. 🥰 #backbypopulardemand #happyarmpits #nontoxic
Natural Deodorant Sprays Made in Canada by All Things Jill

We use to carry these two simple - yet amazing products in two sizes - but since they have become so popular - we’re only stocking the 1000 ml size now.

Affordable * Effective * Non-Toxic * Made in Canada 🇨🇦 by Rae Dunphy Aromatics
All Purpose: Cleans and disinfectants everything!🦠🧽🦠
Glass & Window: Works amazing on stainless steel appliances! ❇️ ✨

When you use a lovely scent repeatedly in conjunction with meditative practices or with your relaxation routine at bedtime, eventually the aroma alone may elicit relaxation. That's the therapy in Aroma-Therapy!

+ it’s great for little people too!

While maintaining a healthy life there is no place for artificial and that’s why at Prima Essence we create beautifully scented
products using only natural essences, essential oils, resins, absolutes, natural isolates and co2 extracts.

Buy online at www.primaessence.ca
or in Person in Downtown Cobourg

We have a new Unrefined Organic Rosehip Oil in stock and because we’re buying in larger volumes we’ve also lowered the price just a wee bit. 😃 25 ml is now $23
AND drum roll 🥁🥁 we will take $2 off when you bring back your empty bottle for a refill. 🤗

Rosa canina seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the wild rose and it contains high levels of ‘Essential Fatty Acids’ namely:
1. Linoleic acid aka omega 6 (levels range from 40-50%).
2. Alpha-linolenic acid aka omega 3 (levels range from 28-38%).

From a topical skin perspective both of these substances help to supress inflammation which benefits the skin from a healing perspective. Omega 3 and 6 are also crucial nutrients that help to prevent the breakdown of the skin’s collagen matrix thereby helping to slow down the thinning of the skin during the aging process.

Omega 3 & 6 when absorbed by the skin into the lower layers also show promising results related to protecting the skin from UV damage, but this does not mean that it has sun screen properties.

Mixing Rosehip oil in with your other vegan oils - or with an unscented lotion and some essential oils also has many benefits.
Got Q’s ?? Ask next time you are in the store.

Taking an oral supplementation of Omega 3 & 6 also holds many promising health benefits as well - so pick up an Omega supplement at one of our local pharmacy’s or health food stores.

Additional sideline info: Most Rosehip oil comes from South America - predominantly Chile where it is processed and exported as an ready to use oil for the health and cosmetic industry. So just because it was bottled and packaged under a Canadian label doesn’t mean that it was made in Canada.

#naturalskincare #doesnthavetobeexpensive
#naturalisbest
#rosehip #livelovesmell #bespokearomatics #aromaapothecary #skincareapothecary #refillrevolution #ontarioretail

primaessence.ca

Prima Essence Canada

Don't always have time to browse our store in person, now you can learn about our PrimaEssence Aromatherapy Products online.
More products to come in the next few weeks.
Have a Peek & Please Share 😁🙏

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What do you lather up with?
🧼🛀 🧼 🛀 We have oodles of bubbly in stock all the time!

#canadianmade #madeinfrance
#handcraftedsoap #soapshop
#cobourgontario #livelovesmell

Best Smelling Store in Town - and we’ve got customers who smell pretty amazing too. 🥰 #backbypopulardemand #happyarmpits #nontoxic
Natural Deodorant Sprays Made in Canada by All Things Jill

When it comes to our ingredients we want to be completely transparent.
Learn more at www.primaessence.ca

You’ll notice that some of our sprays possess different shades of white to a light creamy colour. This is due to the fact that some essential oils are clear and others possess different golden and amber shades.

Also we don’t just mix our oils with water - because too much separation will occur. We use a tiny bit of an emulsifier - this helps to disperse the aromatics.

Oh and by the way Rufus and Breathe are also available in Toronto at Big Stretch Yoga Studio

#aromatherapyminiessay
#carrieroilbenefits

Have you been duped?
Read to the end. 👇

Argan Oil (Argania spinosa) oil is endemic to Morocco and has been used for both culinary and cosmetic purposes by indigenous people of North Africa for thousands of years. •

Argan oil is high in ‘Essential Fatty Acids’ namely:
1. Oleic Acid aka omega 9 (40-50%); and
2. Linoleic acid aka omega 6 (30-35%) (see similar benefits related to Rosehip oil on a previous post 👉).

Argan Oil also contains high levels of naturally occurring Vitamin E, a nutrient that is well known to penetrate and strengthen the stratum corneum further benefiting the multiple layers of the epidermis.

Not only is Argan oil great for the skin but it’s also fabulous for conditioning nails and cuticles.

You know about Argan oil via the HAIR PRODUCT industry - yes it’s a fabulous conditioning oil for dry hair - BUT HEADS UP true Argan Oil possesses an earthy nutty aroma.

🧐The Scent that is synonymous with Moroccan Argan Oil (The Hair Product Type) that's a synthetic fragrance - that's whats been added to make it more appealing and beautifying.🧐

Our 25 ml bottle of Naked Argan Oil is just $14 and when you bring back your bottle for a refill you’ll save $2 😃

Use All Natural - because #naturalisbest #arganoil #naturalskincare #doesnthavetobeexpensive #nontoxicbeauty #fragrancefreeskincare

Reminder of What's on Sale
Essential Oil Jumbo Roll-Ons - 25% off
Aroma Sprays in Brown Bottles - 50% off
While Quantities Last ☺️

When it comes to our ingredients we want to be completely transparent.
Learn more at www.primaessence.ca

You’ll notice that some of our sprays possess different shades of white to a light creamy colour. This is due to the fact that some essential oils are clear and others possess different golden and amber shades.

Also we don’t just mix our oils with water - because too much separation will occur. We use a tiny bit of an emulsifier - this helps to disperse the aromatics.

Oh and by the way Rufus and Breathe are also available in Toronto at Big Stretch Yoga

#ingredienttransparency #naturalaromatics
#nontoxicliving #primaessenceproducts
#bespokearomatics #downtowntocobourg

We have a new Unrefined Organic Rosehip Oil in stock and because we’re buying in larger volumes we’ve also lowered the price just a wee bit. 😃 25 ml is now $23
AND drum roll 🥁🥁 we will take $2 off when you bring back your empty bottle for a refill. 🤗

Rosa canina seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the wild rose and it contains high levels of ‘Essential Fatty Acids’ namely:
1. Linoleic acid aka omega 6 (levels range from 40-50%).
2. Alpha-linolenic acid aka omega 3 (levels range from 28-38%).

From a topical skin perspective both of these substances help to supress inflammation which benefits the skin from a healing perspective. Omega 3 and 6 are also crucial nutrients that help to prevent the breakdown of the skin’s collagen matrix thereby helping to slow down the thinning of the skin during the aging process.

Omega 3 & 6 when absorbed by the skin into the lower layers also show promising results related to protecting the skin from UV damage, but this does not mean that it has sun screen properties.

Mixing Rosehip oil in with your other vegan oils - or with an unscented lotion and some essential oils also has many benefits.
Got Q’s ?? Ask next time you are in the store.

Taking an oral supplementation of Omega 3 & 6 also holds many promising health benefits as well - so pick up an Omega supplement at one of our local pharmacy’s or health food stores.

Additional sideline info: Most Rosehip oil comes from South America - predominantly Chile where it is processed and exported as an ready to use oil for the health and cosmetic industry. So just because it was bottled and packaged under a Canadian label doesn’t mean that it was made in Canada.

#naturalskincare #doesnthavetobeexpensive
#naturalisbest
#rosehip #livelovesmell #bespokearomatics #aromaapothecary #skincareapothecary #refillrevolution #ontarioretail

Do you need some bottles for your potions?
There’s a small collection of bottles and containers that we are no longer stocking.
Up for grabs at 50% off 🤗


#aromatherapy #apothecary #bespokearomatics #cobourgontario

I want to address some concerns:
AIR DIFFUSION of Essential Oils: Cats & Dogs: 🐈 🐶

#aromatherapyminiessay

Essential Oils can be used safely in your home via air diffusion in the presence of your cats and dogs as long as the space is large and if there is good cross-ventilation. No animal or small child should be confined to a small room or enclosed in a room while diffusing essential oils.

I have yet to see any of my pets standing on the counter hovering over the diffuser and sniffing the vapours.

Diffusion of oils should only be done for short periods of time like 1 - 2 hours in order to elicit a response like relaxation or alertness.

Cat Warning: Cats lack an enzyme in their liver to break down essential oils if they were to ingest oils. Because cats spend a great deal of time grooming and licking—no essential oil product should be applied to the skin or fir of a cat. The application of essential oils to a cat could cause a toxic reaction. However it is still fine to use essential oils in the presence of your cat—such as in aromatic diffusers, or when using body care products for yourself or when you have applied a aromatherapy inspired spray to your linens or clothes.

#essentialoilpetsafety #essentialoileducation #bespokearomatics
#livelovesmell

Get in the 'Real Know' about Essential Oils
#aromatherapyminiessay

#aromatherapyminiessay
Lavender is not the be-all and end-all to relaxation – because if you don’t like the smell of Lavender then it’s not going to relax.😉

One of the constituents that occurs in Lavender is a substance called Linalool, a monoterpenoid that smells sweet, floral and soapy – and it actually occurs in about 200 different aromatic plants and flowers.🌸

But there is a catch – in order for Linalool to relax the central nervous system you have to control all of the variables.
So, if you sniff your flower (or essential oil) while running 🏃🏾‍♀️ on the treadmill while listening to Bob Marley 🎶 - you’ll probably end up feeling extremely ELATED 😁 and not necessarily relaxed and ready for bed.


#linalool #monoterpenoid #lavender #scienceofsmell #essentialoilknowledge #bespokearomatics Downtown Cobourg

‘I perceive scent, in the same way that an artist sees colour, a photographer light or a musician sound’

Coined a professional nose, Sandra has been working with essential oils, absolutes and natural resins since 1992. Her interest in natural aromatics stems from her childhood days in England when she mischievously hid jars of concoctions under her bed which were filled with blooms from her mother’s garden.

During the early 90's she obtained accreditation as a Certified Aromatherapist and also has professional training in reflexology, herbology and holistic nutrition. Apart from having an outstanding repertoire for the chemical complexities of essential oils and their therapeutic properties, Sandra indicates that her true passion lies with the art of blending aromatics and prefers to be known as an aromatic mixologist or natural perfumer.

In 1993 Sandra founded two successful enterprises: a natural health retail operation, The Natural Nut Health Shop and Natural Sense Aromatherapy a wholesale distributorship. Over the years her businesses received accolades through several publications in industry

magazines, newspapers, and interviews on CBC radio and television talk shows. The Royal Bank of Canada featured her in several of their publications and she was coined as one of their Champion Women Entrepreneurs. In 2001 she also received an award from the Retail Council of Canada for being a socially responsible retailer.

After ten years in retail with two locations, Sandra decided to focus on her wholesale supply business known as Natural Sense Aromatherapy, which became one of Canada’s esteemed distributors of essential oils and spa products supplying hundreds of clients across Canada, the United States and beyond. In 1997, Sandra began teaching aromatherapy courses and was a guest instructor at several colleges in Ontario, teaching essential oil safety to massage and aesthetic students.

After the birth of her first grandchild, Sandra was compelled to sell her distribution company. Her granddaughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and it soon became evident that Sandra’s daughter needed her help with the little one due to multiple trips and numerous stays at the Hospital for Sick Children.

When Sandra sold her business in 2008, by law she was prohibited from working in her field, and had to abide by a Canada wide non-competition and non-disclosure agreement for five years. During this sabbatical, Sandra managed to squeeze in a number of other projects. Namely, co-founding a not-for-profit foundation, the completion of nine credits towards a degree in psychology and taught herself how to play guitar.

In 2015 Sandra opened an Aromatherapy Apothecary in Cobourg Ontario with the help of her two daughters.

Bespoke Aromatics is a thriving little aromatherapy boutique to which Sandra calls a 'retirement hobby' where she can play store, share her knowledge about essential oils and continue to cultivate her passion for aromatic formulation.

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22 King Street West
Cobourg, ON
K9A 2L9

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:30
Friday 11:00 - 17:30
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
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