After several years of labelling essential oils for mum's Aromatherapy practice, we toyed with the idea of selling essential oils online, but with little knowledge of the world-wide-web it remained a pipe dream until January 2003, when we finally took the plunge. If I remember the conversation right we said
"if we don't do it this year, we will never do it".
For those of you who are to young to remember 2003, it was the year Apple launched iTunes, Concorde completed its final flight, the Challenger Space Shuttle disintegrated during launch and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United for the first time.... and as for facebook.... no one had heard of it! Yep... we're well old !
Timing was not great as we had recently moved into a new house, we were travelling a lot for work, our son was just 3 months old and I had just embarked on a MSc!
After much debate, we settled on the name 'Oils4life', as we felt it portrayed the benefits of essential oils well. The Company was incorporated in January 2003, with production set up in one room of the house.
Growth & Expansion
When we launched the original ecommerce site in September 2003 with just 30 essential oils, 6 base oils and a range of household fragrances.
Today we stock more than 500 essential oils, organic oils, fragrances, aromatherapy synergies, blended massage oils, floral waters, as well as broad range of natural and organic cosmetic bases including creams, lotions, gels, bath and shower bases.
With continuous growth, came the need for expansion, so after initially moving from the bedroom to the garage, we took on our first commercial rental in 2008. Since then we have moved 4 times !
We moved into our current premises in August 2020, after extensive refurbishment of building and warehouse. When we moved in we both said "never again".... but based on current growth, I'm not sure how long we will be here!
From day one, our goal has been to:
"supply high quality products at great prices"
We continue to work tirelessly to deliver our goal, building strong relationships with producers of some of the finest ingredients in the world.
We are passionate about what we do and we know our customers appreciate this level of commitment, as they keep coming back for more !
We appreciate that without our customers Oils4life would not be where it is today. We would like to thank our customers for sticking by us through the years.
We promise to continue to provide high quality oils and skin care products for many years to come.
Thank you from both of us.
Dale & Rachael
and the rest of the Oils4life family...