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Best Places For Essential Oils In Chicago

May 28, 2013 7:00 AM

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(Credit: merzapothecary.com)

(Credit: merzapothecary.com)

If you have ever opened up a lemon and smelled the wonderful fresh smell, you have experienced the scent of an essential oil. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to make fragrances for aromatherapy and for therapeutic benefits. They are also great for helping to relieve sore muscles, heal wounds and to repel insects. You no longer have to travel the world to find the oils that the Chinese and Greek travelers searched for because you can find almost every essential oil you need right here in the Chicago area. While you’re at it, you can learn more about the health benefits of these essential oils from the helpful staff at these locations.

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(Credit: aromaworkshop.com)

Aroma Workshop
2050 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 871-1985
www.aromaworkshop.com

Looking for ylang-ylang, lavender and rose? Look no further than Aroma Workshop on Halsted. The knowledgeable staff can help you find and learn to use these and other essential oils in your daily life. Check out all of the high-quality oils and see which ones suit you. If you are making your own soaps, candles or using the oils directly on your skin, get the highest quality available at Aroma Workshop.

Abbey Brown Soap Artisan 
1162 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 738-2290
www.abbeybrown.com

Enjoy relaxing, fresh scents while treating yourself to new ways to feel better with essential oils. Get palmarosa, sweet orange and pine needle oils at Abbey Brown Soap Artisan and Gift Shoppe, a shop that knows how to do it all. It also sells essential oil diffusers if you want to create a delightful scent for your home, as well as many products made with essential oils that will give your entire beauty routine a refreshment. And if you like, come back for classes on oils and lessons on how to make your own soap.

Fruitful Yield
214 N. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 530-1445
www.fruitfulyield.com

Having a hard time finding a certain oil that you’d like to try? If you have your heart set on finding that special essential oil, you may need to go to a store with a high variety inventory. Search an extensive selection of essential oils at Fruitful Yield in Elmhurst. Here you can find cedarwood and neroli as well as peppermint and eucalyptus. Why go from store to store? Shop for nearly all of your essential oil needs at Fruitful Yield.

(Credit: merzapothecary.com)

(Credit: merzapothecary.com)

Merz Apothecary
4716 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 989-0900
www.merzapothecary.com

Trying to add jasmine, tea tree and lemongrass to your essential oil shelf? Find these and more at Merz Apothecary on Lincoln. Merz feels like an old-fashioned apothecary, and its top-notch staff can help you find every kind of essential oil you need. The staff can also assist you with many questions you have about the products. Whether you are looking for relaxing scents, or you would like to experiment with new ways of taking care of your face and body, Merz can provide you with great choices in essential oils.

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Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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