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6 best essential oils brands based in Hong Kong

By Ching Yuen 27 September 2019
Unless you’ve been living under a rock—actually, you’d probably be familiar with essential oils if you lived under a rock out in nature. As such, essential oils don’t need much of an introduction, so we’ll keep it short: they are concentrated liquids extracted from plants, with almost mystic properties that range from healing, invigorating, destressing, and more. Frequently used in massages and aromatherapy, it is also common to incorporate the use of oils into beauty routines. We decided to narrow our focus on products made in Hong Kong and compile a list of places that make and sell their own essential oils in town. We think we may have developed an addiction for essential oils... is there an oil for that?

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esscentric perfume oil for rebels

1. Esscentric

Using 100 percent pure essential oils, Esscentric’s perfume blends are just as original as you are. The use of sensuous jojoba oil as the base keeps the blends active on your skin even longer. Each blend is composed of at least 11 different oils made by owner Jodie Chan herself, sourced from all around the world, with some using up to 35 essential oils. All are carefully blended to ensure a long-lasting balance of scent that evolves over time in response to your own skin. For those who won’t stand for the synthetic products we’re constantly being sold and who want something different and original, Esscentric is worth a browse. Esscentric, various stockists | (+852) 6014 0981 How much: Oils starting from US$71

einnoc oil

2. Einnoc

Why use synthetic chemicals when mother nature has given us abundant natural remedies? Einnoc uses all-natural, unrefined ingredients with essential oils that are either distiller-certified organic, wildcrafted, or organically grown. Keeping the environment in mind, they use glass and paper containers to produce the least amount of plastic waste. They also believe that in using quality natural plant-based and chemical-free materials in basic essentials, there is no need for multiple body care products for different body parts and uses. If it is good quality, it should be multi-functional—all the more reason for us to declutter our homes and body of chemicals, as well as limit unwanted waste. Einnoc, various stockists How much: Oils starting from $125

purearth essential oil

3. PUREARTH

PUREARTH celebrates raw, natural beauty that is free of chemicals and quick fixes, as well as craftsmanship that nourishes the body, mind, and soul from within. To them, skincare is like skin food that can be absorbed into the bloodstream, so you really want to be sure you’re putting something good on your body. Hand-harvested from Himalayan glacier-fed terrains and mineral-rich uncontaminated forest soil, the ingredients used in PUREARTH’s products are harnessed at the peak of their potency to bring out their best uses on skin. PUREARTH, 6/F Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town | (+852) 6080 0045 How much: Oils starting from $235

Read more! Get started with aromatherapy and essential oils with our beginner’s guide.


Essential oils in Hong Kong Native Essentials

4. Native Essentials

Daniela Pelonara left a career in fashion to launch Native Essentials. Based in Hong Kong and Thailand, she realised how the market craved clean, high-performance, and 100 percent natural aromatic skincare solutions. Powered by advanced active ingredients derived from nature, and enriched with luxurious plant extracts and exquisite aromatics, Native Essentials’ innovative skincare line is supercharged, designed to give you a glowing complexion, fast. Native Essentials | (+852) 2780 1234 How much: Oils starting from $510

zeroyet100 oil

5. ZeroYet100

The all-natural products from ZeroYet100 are formulated at their workshop in Hong Kong. Personally tested by the co-founders, Anita Patel and Sheetal Avlani, to achieve a more—if not the most—effective product in its range. The handcrafted products are then housed in recyclable or upcyclable packaging and labelled with only lamination and plastic-free paper product stickers. Their multi-purpose oils are perfect for skin, hair, nails, and everywhere in between. All of their products are gender-neutral and toxic-free, suitable for children, to-be-moms, already grandparents… and everyone in the family! ZeroYet100, various stockists | (+852) 2524 4948 How much: Oils starting from $388

bathe to basics essential oils

6. Bathe to Basics

Proudly made in Hong Kong, Bathe to Basics is committed to formulating and creating handmade products that benefit your skin in countless ways, from healing to rejuvenating, moisturising, refreshing, and clearing. They formulate their products using modern research, but stay true to traditional organic and eco-friendly values. More importantly, their Essential Oil Blends are aromatic combinations of unique and diverse pure essential oils that form to create scents that can be used every day, in any setting. Bathe to Basics, Home Store, S403, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central | (+852) 2858 8135 How much: Oils starting from $198
Read more! Try out these organic and cruelty-free beauty brand in Hong Kong or explore the rest of our Wellness section on Localiiz.

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Having lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, and London sure is a fun fact whenever people try to guess Ching’s accent. She loves switching between all these language channels and her ‘mother tongue’ is just determined by how many drinks she’s had for the night! She loves movies, travelling, and exploring cities, from hidden alleys to gourmet dining, so feel free to hit her up if you need any suggestions for dinner!

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