ABOUT

About Ora Aromatherapy


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Ora Aromatherapy is a local Gisborne business creating handcrafted therapeutic aromatherapy to enhance well-being naturally for the body, mind and spirit. We started out in the wonderful beach town of Papamoa and love being New Zealand made.

We have a wholesome and honest attitude towards using essential oils.  

We are 100% NATURAL. Absolutely nothing nasty goes into our products. 

Handmade in small batches - Using 100% natural therapeutic essential oils & supplies sourced in NZ. 

 


Meet Ora’s Founder and Owner Kate

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Growing up a free spirit on a farm in the East Coast of New Zealand I was surrounded by the scents of the earthy native bush, the fresh uplifting citrus and the inspiring scent of freesias outside my window. 

 

I have always been influenced by smell - its ability to transport me, lifting me above the everyday. Experiencing and feeling something higher and connecting with deeper emotions and thoughts; more spiritual.

I like to think I was put on this earth to discover smells (my husband calls me shark nose!)  My inner good-witch came out when hunting and gathering ingredients for my potions.  With a consciousness of spiritual and emotional wellbeing and curiosity for ancient natural healing, I studied aromatherapy, a few years ago, and Ora Aromatherapy was born. 

My first creation was an all-rounder blend - the Hayfever Spritzer.  I feel so rewarded when I hear how my blends have already helped hundreds of people.

I find it fascinating how something as simple as inhaling a scent can affect us with a direct neurological connection.  Scientific research has proven that essential oils can change mood, behaviour and productivity – influence both the body and the mind.

In a world depleted of ritual and ceremony, aromatherapy is an uplifting ritual to practice.

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 What does Therapeutic Grade mean?

When oils are ‘therapeutic grade’ essential, it means that they are the purest quality and most potent of oil. Other non-therapeutic essential oils may be inferior in quality or adulterated not producing the therapeutic results and could possibly be toxic.

Ora Aromatherapy oils are made from various parts of plants, extracted by distillation, cold pressed or Co2 extracted.

Our Essential Oils

We love to support other local NZ businesses too. We trust our suppliers who only stock the purest form accredited TGA oils. 
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Our supplier is the exclusive New Zealand agent for the Australian Botanical Products (ABP) range of essential oils. Since 1982, ABP has developed a reputation as one of the leading suppliers of essential oils for professional use across the world.

Passionate about Purity
ABP can guarantee the purity and authenticity of their products with absolute confidence. Each batch of oil must meet precisely defined standards before it is accepted for use, in fact, ABP turns away more oil than they accept!. These standards have been developed over their 30 years of business in accordance with the international best practice and their own painstaking research. Oils are tested by organoleptic (sensorial) and laboratory analytical methods including their own in-house GCMS laboratory run by PhD Chemists specially trained in GCMS analysis.

Quality Accreditation
ABP is the only Essential oil supplier to be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), this means they conform to some of the most rigorous quality control standards in the world giving further strength to their already impressive quality promise.
ABP is also certified organic (ACO), HACCP certified and have various other certifications including Halal and Kosher.

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch with us!