Terms and Conditions

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 ssaromatherapy@aol.com.   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, and to the oils.

Ordering Information – Books/Services

Books:  The Wisdom of the Earth Reference Guide ($20), 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 are available in 30 minute increments, priced at $75 per increment.  Most consultation run 1 hour, but much can be accomplished in a 30 minute consultation, also.  Once a consultation service is purchased, I will be in contact to schedule the appointment.

A clarification about bottle size:  Our standard size essential oil is 15 ml (milliliter), 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.  Hydrolats come in a standard size of 120 ml (4 oz).

NOTE TO WOTE CERTIFIED STUDENTS:  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.  WOTE Master Distributors will continue to order through Wisdom of the Earth to ensure accurate record-keeping of your purchases.

Refund Policy

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.

Vacation Rental Clients Only

The terms and conditions which bind our transaction are set forth in the Rural Vacation Rentals Rental Agreement for the period of your rental term.  The only exception to this is the following:  If you are using this site to pay your deposit or full rental amount, and have not yet received the Rental Agreement, should you choose not to accept the Rental Agreement, your payment will be refunded in full.  This is the “term and condition” you are accepting when you click on the acceptance box on the Shopping Cart.