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Essential Oils

Botanical Vine celebrates the beauty and bounty of what nature provides us through fruit, herbs and flowers. The brand is a representation of what is grown on our 155-acre estate, all within a mile of Lake Michigan. Our products are a combination of several practices being done on the estate, which are growing and harvesting of grapes, lavender, strawberries, apples, herbs and perennial flowers. The harvests are followed by the production of wines, hard cider, distillation of essential oils and production of body products. The goal is for visitors and customers to experience nature and to celebrate the great benefits it has for our overall well-being. Sometimes the best things in life come from the simple things that are right outside the door.


Benefits & Properties


Known for its role in bedtime teas, chamomile is a flowering plant found natively in Western Europe and Asia, and India. Today, this flowering plant can be found across the United States in pastures, cornfields, roadsides and other open, sunny areas. Use of this flower is traced back to the ancient Egyptians who believed it was a cure for malaria. Chamomile’s tiny, daisy-like flowers bloom from May to September and are harvested by pinching off each flower head. Chamomile has a soothing and warm aroma with hints of earthy lemon and musk.

​The benefits of chamomile essential oil include:


  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Fades scars

  • Antiseptic

  • Promotes sleep

  • Boosts immunity

  • Soothes stomach aches

  • Reduces signs of aging

  • Treats sunburns

  • Improves digestion

  • Can sooth seasonal allergies

  • Promotes heart health

  • Reduces stress



Lavender essential oil is most commonly used as a natural relaxer of the mind and body. There are many types of lavender around the world, each a bit different from the last. Lavender is a perennial herb that has many medicinal characteristics as well as a strong fragrance and sweet taste. This beautiful plant is loved for its vibrant purple color and wide variety of uses. Lavender can generally be described as having a sweet, floral scent, with the intensity of the fragrance depending on the variety.

​The benefits of Lavender Essential oil include:

  • Aids with sleep by naturally helping the body produce melatonin

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Treating acne

  • Anti-inflammatory properties

  • Though it is not scientifically proven, some use lavender to treat symptoms of depression

  • Evens skin pigmentation

  • Easing nausea

  • Relieves headaches & migraines

  • Nourishing the skin with antioxidants

  • Known to help fungal infections and hair loss

  • Speeds up the healing process

  • Flea and tick repellant for humans and pets

  • Repels mosquitoes and other bugs

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​Lemon is a favorite among many essential oil users as its fresh scent and various, diverse benefits make it useful in many areas of the home. Lemon scent is a classic choice for many cleaning products not only because we associate it with cleanliness but because lemon essential oil itself is a disinfectant. The oil is extracted through cold pressing, like most other citrus oils and comes mostly from the rind of the fruit. The oil sits in tiny pockets in the peel that need to be opened in order to release the oil, water and juice inside. Finally, the oil is separated from the other liquid and bottled. Lemon has the quintessential sweet and sour citrus aroma.

The benefits of Lemon Essential Oil include:

  • Treats dry skin and dandruff

  • Some say it boosts immunity

  • Can soften calluses on feet and hands

  • Clears nasal passages

  • Eases asthma and allergies

  • Brightens skin

  • Some use to treat seasonal depression

  • Draws out toxins in skin

  • Clears skin blemishes

  • Reduces excessive oils

  • Disinfects

  • Boosts mood

  • Improves concentration

  • Repels insects 


Peppermint Essential Oil is a staple for any aromatherapy enthusiast. Aromatically it stimulates, focuses and energizes the mind, while topically, it can provide tingling, cooling sensations and sooth painful areas. Peppermint is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint plants and its oil is derived from the peppermint leaves. Peppermint can be found in everyday items like chewing gum, toothpaste, candies, desserts, teas and much more. Peppermint can be described as having a minty, menthol-like aroma, similar to many minty chewing gums.

The benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil include:

  • Reduces dandruff and dry skin

  • Repels mosquitoes and other bugs

  • Sooths sunburns

  • Stimulates mind & helps with focus

  • Anti-fungal

  • Can help with nausea

  • Strengthens immunity

  • Encourages good oral hygiene

  • Antimicrobial

  • Relieves muscle and joint pain

  • Clears congestion and open airways

  • Can ease seasonal allergies

  • Increase energy

  • Alleviate headaches

  • Known to help irritable bowels



​Rose is one of the most widely used essential oil in the perfumery industry. It has a wide variety of health benefits, most of which are targeted at females. The rich oil has been used for centuries and, in the past, was considered a high-class privilege due to its labor-intensive production. To make one pound of rose essential oil, one would need 10,000 rose petals. The petals are harvested and steam distilled in the same day so the petals experience no drying. Because of this complex production, sellers are often dishonest about the contents of their essential oil. It is common to find rose oil diluted with geranium or palmarosa essential oil, as they are much cheaper and have a similar, complimenting scent. So when purchasing rose essential oils, be sure to do your research! Rose scent can be described as a very rich, deep, sweet-floral aroma with an earthy spice.

​The benefits of Rose Essential Oil include:

  • Eases Inflammation

  • Boosts confidence and mental strength

  • Protects against viruses

  • Aphrodisiac

  • Relieves headaches

  • Helps menstrual cramps

  • Relieves anxiety and depression

  • Antimicrobial

  • May improve sleep quality

  • Can ease digestive issues

  • Protects heart and circulation

  • Can relieve certain respiratory problems like asthma

  • Hydrates skin

  • Clears acne

  • Minimizes scarring



​Sage is an evergreen shrub that is commonly used in cooking and aromatherapy. The history of sage essential oil can be traced back to Greek and Roman societies, which considered it sacred. The Chinese used sage to treat infertility and menopause symptoms. Some even believed that sage could grant you a longer life. Sage is often an ingredient in homeopathic medicines and teas meant to help with digestion and stomach issues. The name “sage” is derived from the Latin word meaning “to save” as it is best known for its physical and mental benefits. Sage can be described as a slightly minty, earthy and cooling aroma. 

The benefits of Sage Essential Oil include:

  • Clears sinuses

  • Can suppress hot flashes in menopausal women

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antimicrobial

  • Anti-fungal

  • Reduces tension headaches

  • Eases muscular and joint pain

  • Increases blood flow

  • Cough suppressant

  • Decreases negative moods and thoughts

  • Soothes digestive problems

  • Tightens skin

  • Diminishes blemishes and spots

Tea Tree

This oil is derived from the Australian tea tree. The leaves of this tree are steamed to create the concentrated essential oil. Tea tree can be found in a wide variety of health and beauty products and is popular due to its medicinal properties. Holistic doctors often recommend tea tree products as a treatment for skin conditions, fungal infections, lice and more. The aroma of tea tree has some similarities to eucalyptus. It is medicinal, earthy and has cooling effects.

The benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil include:

  • Antibacterial

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Anti-fungal

  • Antiviral

  • Treats acne

  • Naturally deodorizes

  • Treats dermatitis 

  • Naturally treats head lice

  • Kills common bacteria and viruses like E. coli, influenza and stomach bugs

  • Repels insects

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