Aromatherapy

While the Bangkok aromatherapy scene is still blossoming, there are a few places where you can source your aromatherapy needs.

Lemongrass Houselemongrass house

  • Description: An American husband wife duo moved to Thailand from LA in 1996 and opened a stall in Chatuchak weekend market. Their small business has now blossomed to 42 outlets all over the world. Husband Bobby studied aromatherapy in the U.S. and their product range reflects this. While not organic, they aim to use only natural ingredients in their  products.
  • Opening Hours: Open Daily from 09:00 – 20:00
  • Where: 10/2 M.1, T. Cherngtalay, A. Thalang, Phuket 83110
  • Contact: +66 (0) 7  6271233
  • Website: http://www.lemongrasshousethailand.com

BebioBebio

  • Description: One and a half years ago, Alex Rossignol decided to open Bebio Bkk. At his store you will find essential oils that are ECO CERT certified organic, all imported from France. He also carries USDA and ECO CERT certified organic cosmetics, of which some are imported from France and the rest are from local Thai producers including Lion Cub Naturals.  Aromatherapy enthusiasts will also find a range of diffusers, nebulizers and lamps. If you have any questions, you can always call Alex even if he is not at the store, and he is more than happy to help.
  • Opening Hours: 10:30am to 7:00pm  (Everyday)
  • Where: Sukhumvit Soi 33/1 on the ground floor of Ellsie Boutique Mall.
  • Contact: 081 868 2577
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/BEBIO/1398852763708295

BotaniBotaniessence

  • Description: The best stocked essential oil store in town and they are serious about their products. Their website makes it very easy to order their essential oils online. They are very open and provide full detailed information on their oils, where they are from, organic certification, processing etc. They sell USDA organic certfied, ECO CERT certified oils. They also sell their own proprietary blends.
  • Opening Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm  (Closed Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays)
  • Where: Shop #1: B1 Floor, Maleenont Tower, Rama 4 Road
  • Contact: 081-354-3664 (Ms. Nut THAI) 087-974-1994 (Mr. Aek ENG)
  • Website: http://www.botanicessence.com/

Siam Botanicalssiam botanicals

  • Description: While not organic, Siam Botanicals is a natural local brand. They specialise in natural skin care. They offer a nice selection of Base oils and proprietary  blends. While not organic, they are natural. As a company,  they are very open and friendly so if you have any questions about their products you can always email/call and ask them.
  • Opening Hours: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (Monday to Saturday) 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Sundays
  • Where: 666 Sukhumvit Road, next to Prom Phong Skytrain station on Sukhumvit Soi 24.
  • Contact: +66 (0) 2 2614412-3
  • Website: http://www.siambotanicals.com/

Holistic Women Hong Kongholistic women

  • Description: Its almost never that I promote a non local business, but because of how amazing and knowledgeable Jenny Ostling is, this section would be incomplete without a mention of her online shop in Hong Kong. Jenny Ostling is a holistic aromatherapist amongst many other things and she runs wonderful workshops in Bangkok & Hong Kong educating people on how to use aromatherapy to cure their ails in their every day lives. Her online store called Holistic Women sells a variety of base oils and essential oils. Most of Jenny’s oils are sourced from a boutique producer in the UK. Details of all her oils can be found on her website and if you need more details you can always email her. She also makes marvelous blends and balms using her essential oils. Jenny also sells nebulizers by Aromis which I have heard are wonderful. All can be bought online.
  • Website: http://www.holisticwomen.com.hk/

Harnnharnn

  • Description: At this high end brand, you can find Bio Agri Cert certified organic essential oil blends. They also sell a few other blends that are not organic. They don’t carry pure essential oils, just blends.
  • Opening Hours: As per department store.
  • Where: Multiple Highend Department Stores.
  • Contact:  02 6522414  EXT 406 Head office
  • Website: http://www.harnn.com/

Other Local Essential Oil Sources

I have not had a chance to verify these producers/resellers and their websites don’t give any details about the oils that they are selling. As such this list is unverified and needs further investigation. However, I thought it was useful for those who aren’t serious about the therapeutic properties and are using them purely for aroma purposes.