Welcome to the Shining Sun Aromatherapy On-line Store!
We feature Wisdom of the Earth (WOTE) essential oils & hydrolats, my AromaKits (detailed on the AromaKit page of this website), and books/services such as the three WOTE produced books, SSA gift certificates, and personal consultations with me.
Coming soon: An exciting offering of aromatherapy accessories such as exquisite pendulums, artisan essence necklaces, beautiful diffusers, and unique hand-crafted essential oil bags which hold ten 5 or 15 ml bottles.
If you need an up-to-date price list to organize your order, click here to access it. If you wish to place an order, and have no questions regarding your essence selections, you may get started by scrolling to the bottom of this page and clicking on the link to the type of product that interests you.
Customers New to Shining Sun Aromatherapy
If you are new to Shining Sun Aromatherapy or Wisdom of the Earth medicinal grade essences, please read on for important information regarding essence potency, bottle sizes, etc. before shopping.
Ordering Information – Aromatherapy
Our hand-poured, undiluted essential oils are considerably more powerful than most essences found in stores. Thus, I ask that, if you are not familiar with this level of potency, please contact me before placing an order so that we can discuss your interests and essence options: 505-438-0855 (office); 928-300-5090 (cell) or [email protected] There is no charge for this conversation.
If you are familiar with medicinal-grade essences, please take a moment to review the ordering information below…and then visit the On-Line Store area to experience the difference conscious farming/wild crafting and intentional hand-pouring of the essences makes. If you have brief questions about what essences would be effective for a straight-forward situation, please call me and I will be happy to offer suggestions. If the situation is not clear-cut, or is complex in nature, scheduling a consultation may be the suitable approach in fairness to you, to me, the oils and the situation.
Ordering Information – Books/Services
Books: The Wisdom of the Earth Reference Guide ($25), provides an extensive profile of our essences, including country of origin, plant part used, color, energy, temperature, skin sensitivity and primary physical, emotional and spiritual properties. Wisdom of the Earth Speaks ($20), by Barry Kapp, founder of Wisdom of the Earth, is a great offering of his philosophies about life and our relationship to the Plants & Trees; stories about experiences that shaped his outlook, and from his work with the essences; and profiles of over 30 individual essential oils, including Helichrysum, Mugwort, Peppermint and Vetiver.
Services: Gift Certificates can be purchased in increments of $25, up to $300. This amount can be applied to any product or to personal consultations. This makes a wonderful gift for someone facing a health challenge or for someone eager to explore plant and tree essences for emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Consultations with either Audre Gutierrez or Cynthia Olivera are available in 30 minute increments, priced at $75 per increment. Most consultations run 1 hour, but much can be accomplished in a 30 minute consultation, also. Once a consultation service is purchased, we will be in contact to schedule the appointment. Please note with whom you would like a consultation in the comment section of the order form.
How to order
Please view/print out the price list for sizes and prices of our essential oils, hydrolats and AromaKits. Prices are subject to change, though I make every effort to keep the pricing in the shopping cart up to date. Click here to download the most recent price list.
A clarification about bottle size: Our standard size essential oil is 15 ml (milliliter) – see amber bottles in picture at left), compared to many companies which offer a 10 ml size as standard. On average, a 15 ml bottle holds 450 drops of essential oil. Some of the more costly essences are offered in 5, 2 and/or 1 ml sizes, as well. Please note that, unless the essence is part of an AromaKit, 1 & 2 ml essences will come in a 5 ml bottle, so that we can use our standard label, which contains important botanical and usage information. 5 ml bottles are cobalt blue, and have the blue label as shown at left. Hydrolats come in a standard size of 120 ml (4 oz), and are the large cobalt blue bottles at left.
NOTE TO WOTE CERTIFIED STUDENTS WHO ARE SSA CLIENTS: To obtain your Wholesale Distributor discount, please contact me for the appropriate Coupon Code information. This is only necessary the first time you order via the Shopping section of this site, as the codes do not change very often, if at all. If you normally order through your WOTE teacher or one of our Distributors, please continue to do so, as I desire to respect that established relationship. I have created this shopping option for the convenience of new Shining Sun Aromatherapy customers, and in response to feedback from my current clients and students.
WOTE Master Distributors will continue to order through Wisdom of the Earth to ensure accurate record-keeping of your purchases.
Overnight or International Shipping
The shopping cart is not set up to calculate overnight or international shipping rates. If you require either of these services, please email your order to me at [email protected] with Overnight Order or International Order in the subject line, and your order will be processed directly.
Wisdom of the Earth Replacement Protection Policy
Effective immediately, the US Post Office no longer provides any level of shipping insurance (domestic or international) for packages containing essential oils, due to some of them being classified as Hazardous Goods. So Wisdom of the Earth (WOTE) has instituted an in-house replacement protection coverage program, which is less expensive than the previous insurance coverage offered by USPS, and is more comprehensive in terms of the types of loss covered.
Coverage will be provided by WOTE for the following types of loss:
*Leakage: The amount of oil lost will need to be documented by images provided by the recipient; WOTE will, at its sole discretion, determine the amount of the loss and either replace the bottle with the same sized bottle, or replace the amount leaked, together with a new label, if needed, and a new secure dispenser cap. Postage to ship the replacement will be borne by WOTE.
*Damage resulting in loss: The extent of the damage will need to be documented by images provided by the recipient. The damaged contents, as determined by WOTE, will be replaced in full by WOTE, and the postage to ship the replacement(s) will be borne by WOTE.
*Lost or stolen packages: Packages lost by the carrier, if not covered by the carrier, will be replaced and shipped by WOTE.
Due to the increase in lost, damaged and stolen packages, the WOTE replacement coverage must be purchased by the customer for us to work with you to replace orders, if necessary. If the customer does not purchase WOTE replacement coverage, we will not be responsible for replacement of product due to leakage, damage or loss.
Maximum coverage: $5,000 per package.
Cost of Coverage:
*Domestic: $1.25 per $100 value of order (before shipping); less than $100 value is $1.25. Any order value in between requires that the next $100 in coverage be purchased. For example, an order valued at $230 would require $300 worth of coverage ($3.75). The package may not be insured for less than the full value.
We do not offer refunds, so please order carefully. We are happy to offer store credit for items returned in unopened/new condition. There is a 10% restocking charge for returns of more than five bottles. If we have made a mistake in filling the order, a refund will be made, if requested.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
The offering of medicinal-grade essences and related products, and any suggestions as to their use by Shining Sun Aromatherapy/Wisdom of the Earth, are not to be construed as AMA or FDA approval or as treatment of disease. These are ancient remedies that have been handed down through many generations and many cultures, and their properties are well known and well-documented in the aromatherapy and herbal communities/literature. The basis for their use is self-responsibility. That is, by purchasing and/or using these essences and related products, you are accepting responsibility for their use and their outcomes. If you are under the care of a physician, you should inform him or her of your intention to use these natural remedies. Shining Sun Aromatherapy and Wisdom of the Earth are not responsible for any misuse or unintended outcomes of the essences.
AromakKits are hand-crafted cases with up to 15 2 ml bottles of hand-poured essences. Each AromaKit is designed to address a particular interest or need. The example shown here is “HeavenScent: Calling in the Angels”. Click here for more information about our collection of AromaKits. Click here to shop for AromaKits in our On-Line Store.
Click here to shop from our collection of over 250 pure, single, hand-poured medicinal-grade essential oils for body, mind and spirit.
Click here to peruse our collection of over 20 hydrolats…great for space-clearing/refreshing, skin hydration and balance, and uplifting your spirits.
Click here to purchase our WOTE Reference Guide; Wisdom of the Earth Speaks; Voice of Light, Voices of Love…Messages from the Plants & Trees (our most recent book) and The Blossoming Heart by Robbi Zeck; and Gift Certificates or a Consultation with Audre Gutierrez.