About us

I grew up across the street from the Village Sauna and just up the hill from the American River in Fair Oaks, California. In this community in the 1970’s the adults and kids harvested native plants as edibles and herbs for salves and tinctures. We had big gardens and a tiny pond, gentle horses, naughty goats and plenty of chickens. A warm clove of garlic in your ear or a swallow of Schwedenkräuter  would likely cure your ails.

Victoria Edwards was a massage therapist at the Sauna and lived in the big house on Harmony Hill, just on the other side of the garden gate. Her handmade massage blends of the 70's grew into Leydet Aromatics, a world-wide supplier of essential oils, aromatherapy materials, proprietary and custom blends. I began working for Leydet in 1995 and years of focused learning and growth followed. This broad apprenticeship was an education in being discerning about materials, using essential oils in skin care and therapeutically, and guidance in dowsing for essential oil selection when creating custom blends.

When Victoria began a sabbatical in Southern France in 2004, there was a clear need to restructure the business. Out of this Emily's Oils & Essentials emerged, a company dedicated to continuing a 30 year legacy of providing high quality essential oils, custom blends and aromatherapy supplies to those customers that have been with us since the hand-made beginning and those newcomers just finding us as they begin their exploration in this wonderful and always expanding field of Aromatherapy.

-Emily