© 1999 - 2001, St. John's Botanicals, Inc.
St. John's Botanicals is
a magical oasis nestled amongst the greenery in Maryland. Our vision
has been to create a peaceful Elysium filled with only the purest and
freshest products, continuous educational programs, festivals, and lovely
gardens for the enjoyment and enlightenment of our students, guests,
and visiting like-minded professionals. Our gardening methods are all
organic. No herbicides, pesticides or harmful chemicals are used on
our grounds - thus insuring chemically free materials for our customers
and classes. So take a moment and browse through the pages of our Online
Store. You too can share in the "Magic" of St. John's. St. John's carries
one of the largest selections of Essential Oils and Fragrances in the
world. Our reputation is second to none in this field. This brief introduction
will help acquaint you with our extensive inventory and wide variety
ESSENTIAL OILS - Experts agree that
the essential oil of a botanical is the purest form of a plant's energy
and character. They are defined as a group of volatile aromatic liquids
or semi-solid liquids containing true plant essences. All of St. John's
essential oils are "uncut" and 100% natural. Our inventory boasts over
125 oils ranging from Allspice to Ylang Ylang. In addition to the well
known and exotic oils like Chamomile, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Frankincense,
Peppermint, Spike Lavender, Vanilla, etc., we also carry the rare and
hard to find ones, such as Sweet Basil, Cajeput, Camphor, Coriander,
Cumin, Fennel, Elemi, Ginger, Juniper, Marjoram, Mimosa, Myrrh, Niaouli,
Oregano, Patchouli, Rosewood, Sage, Savory, Tangerine, Tea Tree, Thyme,
and Tonka Bean, to name but a few.
ESSENTIAL COMPOUNDS - For over 20
years, St. John's Botanicals has offered these distinctive and exclusive
compounded formulas, combining the purest and finest essential oils.
Some of the most popular compounds are: Dragon's Blood, Flea Repellant,
Egyptian Jasmine, Frankincense and Myrrh, Healing Powers, High John
the Conqueror, House Blessing, Sandalwood, Sensuous Honey, Seven African
Powers, Seven Spirits, Tunisian Opium, Van Van, Witches Sight, and Zodiac.
FRAGRANCE OILS - Fragrance Oils
are man-made from aldehydes and other synthetic compounds to simulate
the true plant essence. They are very effective for craft use because
of their ability to stay "fixed," while essential oils are more volatile
and delicate. Some of our fragrances include, Blue Lilac, Carnation,
Egyptian Musk, French Violet, Lotus Blossom, Sweet Honeysuckle and Tea
AROMATHERAPY - The success of aromatherapy
relies on the correct application of specific essential oils. To accomplish
a positive result, it is of absolute importance that the essential oils
used be pure, uncut and of the highest quality. St. John's essential
oils fulfill this requirement 100%. Examples of essential oils used
in Aromatherapy include: Angelica, Balm (Lemon Balm or Melissa), Bergamot,
Cedar (Cedarwood), Chamomile, Clary (Clary Sage), Cypress, Eucalyptus,
Fir Balsam, Helichrysum (Everlasting), Hyssop, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon,
Lemongrass, Myrtle, Neroli, Orange, Peppermint, Rockrose (Labdanum),
Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Yarrow (Milfoil), and Ylang Ylang.
The above are just a few of the different types of oils we carry. Also
included in our inventory are: Flower Waters and Washes, Fixative Oils,
Glycerins, Massage Oils (scented, unscented or edible), Potpourri Refreshers,
Salves and Liniments, and Vegetable Oils.
For over a quarter of a century, St. John's
Botanicals has been a leader in the effort toward the appreciation and
development of botanical purity. We are deeply committed to organic
gardening and incorporate these methods in all of our gardening, greenhouse,
and herbal seminars. We are also active in various seed saving exchange
programs throughout the nation. We're proud to have been selected as
one of only three gardens in the State of Maryland to represent the
American Horticulture Society's "Reciprocal Program for Arboreta in
North America." St. John's is also a member of: Joe Pye Associates,
Md.; Maryland Herb Association; MOFFA (Maryland Organic Farm Federation
Association); State of Maryland Seedsman, Organic Seed Exchange; West
Virginia Herb Trade Association; PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals); Handmade Toiletries Network.
WILDCRAFTED AND ORGANICALLY GROWN HERBS
- Plants that grow naturally in the "wild" do so because conditions
for their growth are at an optimum. It is believed because of these
naturally occurring conditions, the energy and purity of the plant may
be stronger than found in cultivated varieties using commercial fertilizers
and other methods. Herbs grown in a properly prepared organic environment
offer similar benefits to those found in the "wild." We carry every
conceivable herb from Acacia to Yucca in many different forms of prepare,
i.e. cut, powdered, whole, cracked, and so on.
HERBAL EXTRACTS - Our herbal extracts
are made using the old fashioned cold process method with the purest
alcohol available, allowing time and nature to produce tinctures/extracts
of the highest quality. These extracts, many from our organic gardens,
are highly concentrated.
SPICES - Creating an exciting and
delightful culinary experience requires a great recipe, and the finest
spices, flavorful and full bodied. Freshness is critical. Our blended
spices are unique and world renowned, because at St. John's we offer
only the best. You'll never find preservatives, MSG, sulfites, or sugars
in our products. Be sure to select the necessary ingredients for pickling,
canning, homemade vinegars and mustards, jams and jellies. We have them
all! For homemade wines and liqueurs, take a look at our Flavors and
Extracts. Our wide selection of spices are guaranteed to enhance your
VITAMINS, MINERALS & NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
- It is becoming more and more evident through scientific studies that
our food supply does not always provide the wholesome nutrition it once
did. Many of the foods we eat do not contain the natural vitamin and
mineral content necessary to sustain a healthy life. Aggravating the
situation is an ever increasing reliance on "fast foods" both at, and
away from home. In view of the above, we urge you to protect yourself
against these possible deficiencies by supplementing your diet. Make
sure your body is receiving the rich source of vitamins, minerals and
other essential nutrients required to maintain good health and top performance.
Choose a familiar brand name supplement from the thousands offered by
St. John's. To save time, be sure to use our search feature located
at the beginning of our "Online Store" page.
COURSES AND CLASSES - St. John's
offers a series of professional classes covering a variety of topics.
Classes are held on the beautiful grounds of St. John's. Most of our
courses will be offered online in the very near future. For more information
or to register for one of our classes - call, write or email us.