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The best essential oil stores and brands available in Hong Kong

Once you get started with essential oils, you'll wonder why you waited so long.

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Essential oils are practically everywhere nowadays and come in different forms such as massage oils, perfume rollers, and even ones you can use with an air diffuser at home. These concentrated liquids take chemical compounds from organic plants such as lavender, lemongrass, rose, mint, eucalyptus, and many more. People put them in perfume rollers and apply on skin to help them cope with stress or anxiety, or diffuse scents in the living room and bedroom to improve the odour and aura of the room. 

Though trendy and in-demand – especially for health-conscious consumers – essential oils don't work for everyone, but there's no harm in trying them. If you've been thinking of jumping on the essential oil bandwagon, to get you started, here are some of the best essential oil stores and brands available in the Hong Kong market. By Shanti Parmanand

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Where to buy essential oils in Hong Kong

Muji essential oils
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Muji essential oils

Muji's essential oils are 100 percent pure and come from fruits and plants selected from various parts of the world. Available from $88 to $458 per bottle, their collection comprises of scents that can either calm or boost your mood. Their oils are also recommended to be used with a diffuser perfect for the bedroom or living room. They have various blends that help soothe stress and anxiety. Recommended scents for relaxation are Clear ($258), a combination of peppermint and eucalyptus, and Relaxing blend ($258), made from lavender with sweet orange, and geraniums. 

Available at Muji stores and online shop.

 

DK Aromatherapy 
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DK Aromatherapy 

DK Aromatherapy is a holistic healthcare centre providing various aromatherapy treatments and therapies designed for individuals with varying needs. They stock over 100 different essential oils available in small bottles of 5ml or 10ml and sold individually, in sets, or used in one of their therapy sessions. Choose from any of the available individual oils or try their newest Five Elements ($1196) series that takes inspiration from traditional Chinese medicine, it includes five oil variants in metal, wood, water, fire, and earth scents. They also offer three-piece box sets named after the mood that consumers can get for the blends like Happy Essential Oil ($633), Calming ($565), Sweet Dreams ($439), or Confidence ($711). The shop also carries diffusers and are sold in sets together with the oils.  

Available at aroma.com.hk.

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OMSA 
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OMSA 

OMSA (Ohm for the Spiritually Awakened) is an e-commerce and lifestyle platform founded in 2019 by entrepreneurs Coco Chan and Valerie Ho. The shop offers tools for refocusing, cleansing, and balancing spirituality with items like crystals, smudging kits, face rollers, and various brands of essential oils available in dropper bottles, mist sprays, or in perfume rollers. They stock essential oil brands like Anatome from London, Courtney + Babes from Australia, and Species of Thousands from Brooklyn - all intended to support focus, relaxation, calmness, and balance. Browse their online shop and pair the oils with other healing tools like their purifying sacred herbs and other natural self-care products. 

Visit the shop at omsa.world.

House of Pure Essence
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House of Pure Essence

House of Pure Essence essential oils are certified by Bureau Veritas Certification France as all-natural, vegan, and preservative-free. These oils are pure and extremely strong and require dilution when used in diffusers; only a few drops are needed to soothe any unwanted stress, mood swings, and even muscle pains. Choose from eight essential oils used for varying purposes – try their organic Eucalyptus Radiata ($158) for relief against allergies, asthma, headaches and colds, or purchase their award-winning Cedarwood Atlas oil ($158), it promotes hair growth and soothe inflammations.   

Available at houseofpureessence.com.

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Esscentric
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Esscentric

Esscentric's essential oils are perfume oils great for those who are on-the-go as containers are small enough to fit in your pocket, plus funky enough to bring around. Using jojoba oil as its base, Esscentric essential oils contains different oil extracts sourced from around the world – some even comprise up to 35 different oils. Their price ranges from $71 to $165, and each perfume oil can be bought individually or in six 1ml sets ($155). For an additional $39, they provide a leather holster with a detachable 33-inch chain that can be worn around your neck or chained to your belts. Apply these perfume oils on your neck, wrist, and other pulse areas and let your body heat activate the scents. 

Available at esscentric.com. 

Hong Gardo Aromatherapy
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Hong Gardo Aromatherapy

Hong Gardo – short for Hong Kong's Garden – offers organic essential oils that promote grounding or brightening up one's energy and provide support to the digestive system. The shop offers over 50 variants of essentials oils (starts at $68 to $498 for 5ml bottles), so you will never run out of options depending on whatever purpose you are aiming for. These essential oils can be used in oil diffusers, blended with water and use as a spray, or add in hot water and use as hot steam – for those days you're feeling clogged and a bit under the weather. Try their Immortelle Essential Oil ($498), it contains a blend of extracts and curry plant oil. It is on the pricier side, but it promises a plethora of benefits like clearing nasal passages, regenerating skin, lowering cholesterol, and supporting the circulatory system, liver, and pancreas. Its rich honey and tea-like aroma can also calm and refocus the mind which can really give individuals working at home a helping hand.

Available at honggardo.com.

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Einnoc
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Einnoc

Einnoc is a lifestyle brand that promotes natural, holistic living through its range of sustainable, all-natural, and organic products like essential oils, soaps, balms, toners, and even a toxin-free toothpaste. Their products are not only beneficial for one's well-being but also to the planet as it utilises minimal to no amount of plastic and only using glass and paper containers. Their essential oils are directed towards combating specific issues such as headaches, colds, stress, and sore muscles. Available in perfume rollers or dropper bottles, each essential oil blend is composed of at least five different oil extracts. Their Coughs N' Colds oil ($125) has a mixture of eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, thyme, rosemary, and safflower oil – all of these ingredients aid with decongestion and help soothe stress on the respiratory system. The perfume oil roller can be applied to the head, chest, neck, and back to promote relief. 

Available at einnoc.co. 

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