Bespoke Aromatics & Prima Essence

Aroma Apothecary specializing in:
🌸Essential Oils
🌸Natural Body Care
🌸Natural Perfumes
🧘🏽‍♀️Relaxation & ZenGifts Sandra is a Professional Aromatherapist and an Artisanal Natural Perfumer who has worked with botanical essences 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 Professional Aromatherapist and also has professional training in reflexology, herbology and holistic nutrition. In the mid 90's Sandra began teaching aromatherapy courses and was a guest instructor at several colleges in Ontario, teaching essential oil safety to massage and aesthetic students. Apart from having extensive knowledge about the chemical complexities of aromatic essences she also possesses a super sense of smell. 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 distribution company known as Natural Sense Aromatherapy. From 1995 to 2008 Natural Sense was one of Canada’s esteemed distributors of essential oils and spa products supplying hundreds of clients across Canada, the United States and beyond. After the birth of Sandra's first grandchild, Sandra was compelled to sell her distribution company. The little one was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Loeys-Dietz syndrome and it became evident that Sandra's daughter would need help with the baby due to multiple trips and numerous stays in hospital. Sandra has always had a keen interest in personality development, intrinsic motivation and the coping mechanisms that people develop during times of stress and so during her entrepreneurial sabbatical she returned to school to study psychology while continuing to expand her olfactory repertoire. As a result, Sandra's current interest now leans towards a behavioural and neurobiological perspective, a field now referred to as Aromachology which takes into consideration the human olfactory system and the emotional benefits of scent. In 2015 Sandra established Bespoke Aromatics, an Aroma-Studio to which Sandra calls a 'retirement hobby' where she continues to share her knowledge about aromatic essences, while continuing to cultivate her passion by creating natural perfumes and other beautifully scented Aromatherapy products that are free from petrochemicals and synthetics.

Operating as usual

Prima Essence Canada 05/03/2021

Prima Essence Canada

🤩 Deal of the Week. Jasmine Diffuser by Stadler.
Buy 1 Get 2 Free Blends.😱
Offer Ends Friday May 7th at midnight 🕛
www.primaessence.ca
#downtowncobourg

Prima Essence Canada 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.

04/30/2021

Road Trip 🚙 to Lindsay 💪 I got Pfizerered
🚗 Drive-thru Vaccine Clinic, very organized and fast
.... but seemed very surreal. 🛸 👽 🎪
Save Lives Get Vacinned 🌎
#getyourshot #covidvacccine #ontariovacation #missmyfamily #savelivesstayhome #pfizervacine #iwanttotravelagain ✈️

Road Trip 🚙 to Lindsay 💪 I got Pfizerered
🚗 Drive-thru Vaccine Clinic, very organized and fast
.... but seemed very surreal. 🛸 👽 🎪
Save Lives Get Vacinned 🌎
#getyourshot #covidvacccine #ontariovacation #missmyfamily #savelivesstayhome #pfizervacine #iwanttotravelagain ✈️

04/27/2021

Blast From the Past 1997
When your passion has a deep history.
Blessed to have had a such a SCENTsational business life.
Grateful for clients past and present who continue to trust my essential oil formulating experience.

#cobourgontario #oronoontario #bowmanvilleontario

Blast From the Past 1997
When your passion has a deep history.
Blessed to have had a such a SCENTsational business life.
Grateful for clients past and present who continue to trust my essential oil formulating experience.

#cobourgontario #oronoontario #bowmanvilleontario

Prima Essence Canada 04/25/2021

Prima Essence Canada

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Zen is now available in a Diffuser Blend & Spray.
Crisp notes of Orange, Eucalyptus & Palmarosa provide stimulation and clarity, while Lavender, Patchouli and Cedarwood anchor and balance root chakras.
🍃Zen Spray:
An Aromatherapy Inspired Product to be used as a Body & Linen Spray.
🍃Zen Diffuser Blend:
A concentrated blend of pure essentials for use in aromatic scenting machines.

Prima Essence Canada 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.

04/24/2021

Thanks to those who continue to support our small local business. 🙏 Very much appreciated.
😷 Pandemic Safe Shopping www.primaessence.ca
👩‍💻 Purchase OnLine
🏠 With Safe Local Porch Pickups
📦 Shipping Available Too 🤩
#downtowncobourg #northumberlandontario

Thanks to those who continue to support our small local business. 🙏 Very much appreciated.
😷 Pandemic Safe Shopping www.primaessence.ca
👩‍💻 Purchase OnLine
🏠 With Safe Local Porch Pickups
📦 Shipping Available Too 🤩
#downtowncobourg #northumberlandontario

04/23/2021

Revered as one of Canada's most extensive Handcrafted Aromatherapy Product Lines.
Shop OnLine www.primaessence.ca
#livelovesmell #canadianaromatherapy #ontariomade

04/20/2021

A Few New Products at the Aroma Studio.
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A Few New Products at the Aroma Studio.
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04/14/2021

🍃 Our Germs Away Diffuser Blend helps to purify your air space and eliminate odours - it is literally the same formula as those other brands. EXCEPT we’re not Thieves with the price!
Ours is just $15 Cdn. and can also be used to formulate surface sprays and to wash floors.

🍃 Our Germs Away Diffuser Blend helps to purify your air space and eliminate odours - it is literally the same formula as those other brands. EXCEPT we’re not Thieves with the price!
Ours is just $15 Cdn. and can also be used to formulate surface sprays and to wash floors.

04/13/2021

2021 Lockdown Update.
We are Open for OnLine Ordering & Curb Side Pick Ups.
There are still good deals under the tab NOW ON SALE
on our website at www.primaessence.ca PLUS there are some new products with more being launched later this week.

Prima Essence Canada 04/10/2021

Prima Essence Canada

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NEW PRODUCTS
Neroli & Rose Water Refreshing Skin Toners with Witch Hazel, Glycerin & Rose Hip Extract.
PRODUCT USE: Apply to a cotton pad and wipe in sweeping motions over face and neck to remove dirt when washing is not available. May also be used after cleansing to remove excess soap, close pores, assist with ph balance and soothe irritated skin.
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Plus we now are offering a Pure Neroli Water (hydrosol) similar to our Rose Water (hydrosol).
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Hydrosols are a by-product from the distillation of extracting the precious aromatic molecules from orange blossoms or rose petals.
✨Consider keeping your Hydrosol Sprays in the refrigerator. Close eyes and lightly spritz face and neck to soothe, cool and hydrate delicate skin.
✨Hydrosols are often used by make-up artists as a makeup fixative.
✨What is the difference between Neroli Water and Rose Water?
✨While the aromatic chemical constituents are different - the properties of Rose Oil and Rose Water vs. Neroli Oil and Neroli Water are more or less on par with each other. Both are obviously naturally fragrant and both are gentle to be used on the skin to refresh, tone and hydrate. It is really just an aromatic preference.

Prima Essence Canada 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.

Prima Essence Canada 04/05/2021

Prima Essence Canada

The warm weather is approaching so consider placing a lovely aromatic Reed Diffuser on an Open Window Sill 🌸 😀
Back in Stock by Popular Demand - Along with a couple of Limited Editions. Regular Price $25 on sale for $22.
Visit our Site for more details
https://primaessence.ca/collections/aromatic-diffusers

Prima Essence Canada 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.

04/05/2021

Products that smell so great, they'll make your head spin.😄

Big Stretch Yoga — Yoga Snack Session TWELVE — THE QUICKIE 04/03/2021

Big Stretch Yoga — Yoga Snack Session TWELVE — THE QUICKIE

It has been over a year now that all of our lives drastically changed.
Hope you are all faring well through these difficult times.
To keep you moving, stretching and breathing through your stress consider these delightful
Free Yoga Snack Sessions compliments of my dear friend Joanne @ Big Stretch Yoga
Happy Easter, Namaste

Big Stretch Yoga — Yoga Snack Session TWELVE — THE QUICKIE Hello beautiful yogis!There's no place like hOMe!THE QUICKIE is the twelfth class in our Yoga Snack series. Please enjoy this short and sassy Quickie. This ...

04/03/2021

✨Beautifully Scent, Refresh & Brighten any Space with one of our Aromatherapy Bamboo Reed Diffusers.
Back in stock due to Popular Demand.
Each formula is created with Pure Essential Oils and Paraben and Phthalate Free fragrance oils in a 100% natural vegan oil base.

✨Beautifully Scent, Refresh & Brighten any Space with one of our Aromatherapy Bamboo Reed Diffusers.
Back in stock due to Popular Demand.
Each formula is created with Pure Essential Oils and Paraben and Phthalate Free fragrance oils in a 100% natural vegan oil base.

04/03/2021

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While maintaining a healthy life there is no place for artificial.

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While maintaining a healthy life there is no place for artificial.

04/03/2021

Geranium Oils with Purpose with more details in a Blog Post at www.primaessence.ca
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Geranium Oil is commonly used in Aromatherapy, and by the fragrance industry to scent perfumes, soaps, skin care products, detergents and various other scented house hold items.
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Citronellol and Geraniol are two predominate isolates that occur naturally in geranium oil and are often used by the perfume industry and as ingredients in insecticidal and pest repellent products due to the high levels of Citronellol.
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Pelargonium graveolens (Origin Egypt) This geranium oil is perfectly fine to use in a variety of products. Go easy just 1-2 drops are sufficient in a diffuser and best when blended with other oils such as lavender, orange and patchouli.
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Pelargonium x asperum (Origin Egypt) This geranium oil is my preference to use in skin care products because it is Certified Organic.
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Pelargonium roseum x asperum (Origin South Africa) Rose geranium is a more expensive oil (but not because it is better suited to insect repellents) it possess a more robust rosy aroma and is best for natural perfumes.
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Pelargonium graveolens (Origin Reunion) Also known as Bourbon this oil is prized as being one of the best geranium oils from which other geranium oils are compared. It is a preferred geranium by perfumers due to the high content of Geraniol and Rose Oxide. Its smoother aroma is a result of the higher levels of linalool compared to other geranium oils.
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#geraniumoil #pelargoniumoil #aromatherapy #canadianaromatherapy #geraniumessentialoil #essentialoilknowledge #naturalaroma #sandratopperaromatherapist #smellsgood #naturalskincare #aromatherapyminiessay

Geranium Oils with Purpose with more details in a Blog Post at www.primaessence.ca
:
Geranium Oil is commonly used in Aromatherapy, and by the fragrance industry to scent perfumes, soaps, skin care products, detergents and various other scented house hold items.
:
Citronellol and Geraniol are two predominate isolates that occur naturally in geranium oil and are often used by the perfume industry and as ingredients in insecticidal and pest repellent products due to the high levels of Citronellol.
:
Pelargonium graveolens (Origin Egypt) This geranium oil is perfectly fine to use in a variety of products. Go easy just 1-2 drops are sufficient in a diffuser and best when blended with other oils such as lavender, orange and patchouli.
:
Pelargonium x asperum (Origin Egypt) This geranium oil is my preference to use in skin care products because it is Certified Organic.
:
Pelargonium roseum x asperum (Origin South Africa) Rose geranium is a more expensive oil (but not because it is better suited to insect repellents) it possess a more robust rosy aroma and is best for natural perfumes.
:
Pelargonium graveolens (Origin Reunion) Also known as Bourbon this oil is prized as being one of the best geranium oils from which other geranium oils are compared. It is a preferred geranium by perfumers due to the high content of Geraniol and Rose Oxide. Its smoother aroma is a result of the higher levels of linalool compared to other geranium oils.
:
#geraniumoil #pelargoniumoil #aromatherapy #canadianaromatherapy #geraniumessentialoil #essentialoilknowledge #naturalaroma #sandratopperaromatherapist #smellsgood #naturalskincare #aromatherapyminiessay

Prima Essence Canada 04/02/2021

Prima Essence Canada

25% off - we are discontinuing Diffusers.
There are just 3 left in each colour.
Mother's Day is Coming.🤩

Prima Essence Canada 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.

04/02/2021

I have the best helpers ❤🤩

Bug Off: Geranium Oil Properties 03/30/2021

Bug Off: Geranium Oil Properties

Information worth Sharing.
Any Geranium Oil will work - if you are making your own insect repellents. Click on the link to learn more.

Bug Off: Geranium Oil Properties The purpose of this article is to illustrate why it is not necessary to use Rose-Geranium in home made insect repellents. In my opinion it is simply a marketing ploy purported by distributors to encourage the sale of a higher priced oil. There are no viable resources indicating that Rose-Geranium is...

03/30/2021

Do you know which Geranium Oil is best used in a natural insect repellent? It's not Rose-Geranium - read my latest Blog Post.
https://primaessence.ca/blogs/news/bug-off-geranium-oil-properties
#aromatherapyminiessay

Do you know which Geranium Oil is best used in a natural insect repellent? It's not Rose-Geranium - read my latest Blog Post.
https://primaessence.ca/blogs/news/bug-off-geranium-oil-properties
#aromatherapyminiessay

03/29/2021

Tonka Bean Absolute Yummy 😀 Smells Freaking Amazing!!!
Sweet Smokey Tobacco-Like Vanilla. 😋
This thick paste needs to be broken down and diluted in a 200 proof alcohol before adding to many of my All Natural Potions.
#DowntownCobourg

Tonka Bean Absolute Yummy 😀 Smells Freaking Amazing!!!
Sweet Smokey Tobacco-Like Vanilla. 😋
This thick paste needs to be broken down and diluted in a 200 proof alcohol before adding to many of my All Natural Potions.
#DowntownCobourg

03/27/2021

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Did you know that Palmarosa Essential Oil is higher in a constituent known as Geraniol than even Rose Geranium?
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We’ve got you covered with this ALL NATURAL OUTDOOR spray that we have been making for more than 25 years. IT'S ON SALE NOW https://primaessence.ca/collections/aromatic-sprays/products/aromatic-spray-pesky-pests
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Need help making your own sprays? Sandra our Professional Aromatherapist is always happy to teach and advise.🙋‍♀️
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We also have all the ingredients you need to make your own aromatic sprays. PLUS a must have is the Liquid Emulsifier.

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Did you know that Palmarosa Essential Oil is higher in a constituent known as Geraniol than even Rose Geranium?
🍃🌸🍃
We’ve got you covered with this ALL NATURAL OUTDOOR spray that we have been making for more than 25 years. IT'S ON SALE NOW https://primaessence.ca/collections/aromatic-sprays/products/aromatic-spray-pesky-pests
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Need help making your own sprays? Sandra our Professional Aromatherapist is always happy to teach and advise.🙋‍♀️
🍃🌸🍃
We also have all the ingredients you need to make your own aromatic sprays. PLUS a must have is the Liquid Emulsifier.

03/26/2021

Discontinued Diffusers
ON SALE - A FEW LEFT
Large faux wood style has just sold.
3 Left of each colour in the Stadler brand.
🙋‍♀️ GET em NOW - They're going fast.
www.primaessence.ca

Discontinued Diffusers
ON SALE - A FEW LEFT
Large faux wood style has just sold.
3 Left of each colour in the Stadler brand.
🙋‍♀️ GET em NOW - They're going fast.
www.primaessence.ca

Prima Essence Canada 03/24/2021

Prima Essence Canada

The Teeny Tiny Aroma Apothecary is Open OnLine 24/7.
Check out the NOW ON SALE Collection.
Shipping & Local Pick-up Available.
In-Person Shopping Only by Appointment.

Prima Essence Canada 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.

03/23/2021

🍃Different Eucalyptus Oil Varieties - contain similar chemical constituents - however they occur in different amounts giving rise to slightly different applications.
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🍃When diffused, the Globulous & Radiata varieties possess decongestant and expectorant properties due to the presence of chemical constituents that are anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. These effects can also be achieved when you blend 30 drops of eucalyptus with an ounce of vegetable/carrier oil and use it as a chest and neck massage oil. As well, a eucalyptus based massage oil could also help to ease the discomfort of muscle tension and strain due to the rubefacient* properties. (*to encourage blood flow)
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🍃Eucalyptus Radiata is milder than the Globulous variety making it a little safer for use with children. However, there are still other precautions that need to be considered when using Eucalyptus with children. NEVER use eucalyptus on an INFANT.👶🏼
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🍃Eucalyptus Dives possesses a substance that is similar to menthol making it smell more MINT like. When diffused it smells very fresh and crisp. Eucalyptus dives has stronger analgesic properties so it’s great as a massage oil - but don’t forget to dilute.
#aromatherapyminiessay #downtowncobourg

🍃Different Eucalyptus Oil Varieties - contain similar chemical constituents - however they occur in different amounts giving rise to slightly different applications.
:
🍃When diffused, the Globulous & Radiata varieties possess decongestant and expectorant properties due to the presence of chemical constituents that are anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. These effects can also be achieved when you blend 30 drops of eucalyptus with an ounce of vegetable/carrier oil and use it as a chest and neck massage oil. As well, a eucalyptus based massage oil could also help to ease the discomfort of muscle tension and strain due to the rubefacient* properties. (*to encourage blood flow)
:
🍃Eucalyptus Radiata is milder than the Globulous variety making it a little safer for use with children. However, there are still other precautions that need to be considered when using Eucalyptus with children. NEVER use eucalyptus on an INFANT.👶🏼
:
🍃Eucalyptus Dives possesses a substance that is similar to menthol making it smell more MINT like. When diffused it smells very fresh and crisp. Eucalyptus dives has stronger analgesic properties so it’s great as a massage oil - but don’t forget to dilute.
#aromatherapyminiessay #downtowncobourg

Prima Essence Canada 03/20/2021

Prima Essence Canada

All of our Linen & Body Sprays are created with 100% Natural Ingredients & Pure Essential Oils.

Prima Essence Canada 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.

‘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.

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