Thursday, January 18, 2018

Most ordered - hydrosols, carriers, etc.

The hydrosols you ordered the most of in 2017:

Rose Hydrosol
Helichrysum Hydrosol
Neroli Hydrosol
Frankincense Hydrosol
Roman Chamomile Hydrosol

We weren't really surprised about the top four,  but were not sure which would come in fifth.  I had thought the German Chamomile hydrosol, but perhaps that's because we have recently seen such amazing results for oral care.

Most Ordered Carriers, Diluents, Infusions:

Some surprises!

Fractionated Coconut Oil led the list.
Champa Blossoms Infusing
Golden Champa infused in Apricot Kernel oil!   This aromatic infusion is lovely, worn as a perfume or used as an after bath or after shower oil, but we never expected it to be our second best seller!
Pomegranate Seed CO2, one of our favorite facial oils. You all have been listening.
Aloe Vera Gel, food grade, and a wonderful base for topical essential oil use.
Sea Buckthorn Seed CO2, another marvelous skincare oil.  

What fascinates us about the list above is that only one, the Fractionated Coconut oil, is a "traditional" fixed oil or carrier.

Best Selling Frankincense?  Frankincense CO2, boswellia carterii

Best Selling bulk product/size?   Tea Tree, 4 fl oz.

Best Selling Packaging?

Our Frosted Roll-on bottles
5 ml single Cobalt EO bottles
Tiny disposable pipettes
Bottle Sealing Tape
One oz Cobalt bottles with Treatment pump tops. (PET plastic, not glass.)

(The empty roll-ons surprised us!)

Best Selling CO2s in retail sizes?

Frankincense CO2
Ginger Root TOTAL CO2
Pomegranate Seed Oil CO2
Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil CO2
Evening Primrose CO2

(if we counted total ounces, the clear winner would have been the Ginger Root total, we ship that in bulk to our Chinese clients over and over and over again.)

Best Selling Kits and Samplers: 

Frankincense Sampler
Bouquet of Jasmine
Bouquet of Roses
Beginner Aromatherapy Kit
         tied with
Lavender Species Sampler
         And close behind... amazing since it has only been available during the last two months, our Frankincense Infusion Sampler!

Stay tuned to see what are the most popular of *our* products, the blends, skincare products, pain relievers that we create in house.

What are your neighbors buying that you had not considered?  Read about them on our website and see what you have been missing.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2017 Most Ordered

Some time last week I pulled a report on ALL the products sold in 2017, and had fun playing with the numbers.  We have to look at the products that are not selling, and say goodbye. We have to try to understand the reasoning behind "this" product selling a lot more than "that" product.

And we had some surprises.

We offer between 160 and 190 pure essential oils, CO2 extracts, and absolutes.  Which did you prefer?  (These are top selling individual products.  If we sold, for example, three 32 fl oz bottles of a single bulk oil, that would be the equivalent of 192 retail 15 ml bottles.. so these numbers do not always represent the oil that we actually sold the MOST of. But they show what our retail clients are buying.)
Eucalyptus smithii

Top 20 best selling retail sized essential oils:

20: Eucalyptus smithii
19: Mandarine, Red
18: Ylangylang Complete
17: Cypress
16: Blood Orange
15: Rosewood (no longer available.)
14: Lavender High Altitude Wild
13: Lavender, English
English Lavender
12: Peppermint MidWestern
11: Lavender Mailette
10: Bergamot
 9: Lemongrass, High Myrcene
 8: Geranium Rose
 7: Cedarwood Atlas
Atlas Cedarwood
 6: Petitgrain Bigarade! (This one surprised us. WE love it. We're delighted that you do too!
 5: Peppermint Organic  (Yes! I'm proud of my clients. You all choose quality over low price!)
 4: Orange, Sweet Organic
 3: Tea Tree
 2: Lemon
 1: Lavender, Bulgarian
Bulgarian Lavender

Petitgrain bigarade
Some surprises here.  The Petigrain bigarade, of course, is one of my favorites, and SO effective against anxiety, but no form of Petitgrain has ever been near the top.  I'm pleased that more people are learning its advantages.

Atlas Cedarwood?  I adore ours.  I think it's an extraordinary batch and we are offering it at an extremely low price, based on today's market.  It's well aged and improving as time goes by.  But I didn't expect it to be in the top 10.

Cypress?  Of all our conifers, perhaps my least favorite.  Why is everyone buying cypress, instead of Black Spruce, or the Firs, or....   I don't know.

Blood Orange? Delightful!  I'm just tickled pink to see it on the list.

White Sacra Resin
Oh...  I also ran a report on our fourth quarter.  The Bulgarian Lavender still was in first place,  but 2nd and 3rd place went to Black and White Frankincense Sacra, respectively.  Not a surprise!

Thank you, all.  Later this week we'll list out some of the other most popular goodies!