Essential Oils in Hanoi

I went looking for Tea Tree oil and have only found it in an upscale chain store--The Body Shop--for ₫400,000 per 20 ml bottle.

Any leads you can think of?

I used to get mine (for clients) at Whole Foods and for myself at Walmart. So I don't need a premium brand.

I use it on my scalp and the back of my neck to control seborrheic dermatitis (works wonders).

Thanks for any help.

Don’t know if there’s LotteMart in HN or not, but if they do, there’s a section in the market where basic essential oils are sold. It’s more than likely there would be stores in their property (different names) that sell beauty care and healthcare.  Essential oil is one of the products.

Or Google “tinh dầu nguyên chất mua ở đâu”.

I can gift you a bottle too but you have to come to VT.  ;) I have more than 60 different kinds of essential oils with me at any given time. I don’t use chemicals on my person, so essential oil is IT.

I can make any essential oil I want. I know how to extract essential oils and I'm moving to Da Lat in December. If I can find the herb or if I can grow the plant, I can extract the oil. I constructed the website for a well-known supplier of essential oils in the States. Stay in touch. Let me know what you need.

Ciambella :

Don’t know if there’s LotteMart in HN or not, but if they do, there’s a section in the market where basic essential oils are sold. It’s more than likely there would be stores in their property (different names) that sell beauty care and healthcare.  Essential oil is one of the products.

Or Google “tinh dầu nguyên chất mua ở đâu”.

I can gift you a bottle too but you have to come to VT.  ;) I have more than 60 different kinds of essential oils with me at any given time. I don’t use chemicals on my person, so essential oil is IT.

VT by December at the latest...

Thanks! I used your syntax and got HCMC, so used "Nơi mua tinh dầu nguyên chất tại Hà Nội" and found a "top 7" list:

http://toplist.vn/top-list/dia-chi-mua- … -13813.htm

I also found 2 LOTTEmarts in Hanoi. I think I'll check one of them out first. I only need something similar to the Walmart Spring Valley 'generic' brand: a huge 2 oz (about 60 ml) for less than $7 USD (compared to ₫1.200.00 ~ $59.15)

https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/a2a6aaaf-6935-4284-9373-9bc5214fff96_1.d5d63d1b8b7c0cc6e1dbcf1bfa02b202.jpeg

You won't find that price anywhere in VN.  Americans are perhaps the largest consumers of EO (close to $9 billions each year) so I seriously doubt that any country can offer lower or matched prices, not even Australia where tea trees are produced.

Here's a place that sells a 50ml bottle for 295K:  https://tinhdauloda.vn/tinh-dau-tram-tr … ntial-oil.

Another place sells 50ml for 225K:  http://lamha.com.vn/tinh-dau-tram.html.  However, if the bottle in the photo is the exact one they sell, then I would give it a pass.  You don't want your EO to be stored in anything but amber coloured bottle, the darker the glass the better.  The glass in that photo is too light in colour.

This one is the same price (225K) but with darker bottle:  http://yeutinhdau.com/san-pham/tinh-dau-tram-uc-lam-ha/

This place only has 10ml bottle, the price is 80K:  http://vietindigo.com/index.php?route=p … duct_id=66

Tiki sells the 10 ml bottle for 65K:  https://tiki.vn/tinh-dau-tram-tra-milag … 32962.html

All of them offer COD as it is customary, and shipping is free in HN.

BTW, I'm bringing back emu oil from Australia.  My bottle of emu oil is more than half empty.  If you woud like a small bottle for your usage, let me know.  I've been using it twice daily for 4 years now as skin care and hair care, and occasionally as bug repellent and treatment of wounds and burns.

Ciambella :

This one is the same price (225K) but with darker bottle:  http://yeutinhdau.com/san-pham/tinh-dau-tram-uc-lam-ha/

Thanks! That looks best to me overall.

OceanBeach92107 :
Ciambella :

This one is the same price (225K) but with darker bottle:  http://yeutinhdau.com/san-pham/tinh-dau-tram-uc-lam-ha/

Thanks! That looks best to me overall.

I ordered late that afternoon and they delivered to my hotel by 10 PM the same day. Since the order wasn't over ₫500,000 there was a ₫25,000 delivery charge. Thanks for assistance @Ciambella

Does the tea tree grow in Vietnam - specifically in Lam Dong Province?

AFAIK, tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia) comes from Australia.  Don’t know if there’s any tea trees grown in Vietnamese.

I do know it is grown in the American northwest.  Central Vietnam would be perfect for its cultivation.

I am always puzzled by the term "essential oils."  What makes them essential?  Are there more than one type as the term is usually expressed as a plural?   :/

I suppose it depends on your circumstances.  If you were stranded in the desert with an empty tank, refined petroleum might seem to be the essential oil.  :cool:

THIGV :

I am always puzzled by the term "essential oils."  What makes them essential?  Are there more than one type as the term is usually expressed as a plural?   :/

I suppose it depends on your circumstances.  If you were stranded in the desert with an empty tank, refined petroleum might seem to be the essential oil.  :cool:

Exactly, and a great example.

The word "essential" is often misused to imply quality. While there are many organic substances which can be reduced to their essential oils, I wouldn't advise applying all of them to your skin...

The word "essential" in EO is used to boast that the oil represents the essence of goodness (aroma and health benefits) of the plants from which it was derived.  Essential oil isn't essential to anyone's life as fuel does.  Also, not all EOs are good.  Some are harmful if misused (I burned my skin twice in 4 years due to my carelessness in the choice of EO and/or the degree of oil concentration -- both times in the dark of night, if I may add) while others may even cause death.

As there are hundreds of plants, there are hundreds of different EOs (hence the plural), although only a few dozens are known and used by regular people (as opposed to healers).

OceanBeach92107 :
OceanBeach92107 :
Ciambella :

This one is the same price (225K) but with darker bottle:  http://yeutinhdau.com/san-pham/tinh-dau-tram-uc-lam-ha/

Thanks! That looks best to me overall.

I ordered late that afternoon and they delivered to my hotel by 10 PM the same day. Since the order wasn't over ₫500,000 there was a ₫25,000 delivery charge. Thanks for assistance @Ciambella

Jim-Minh :

Does the tea tree grow in Vietnam - specifically in Lam Dong Province?

Jim-Minh :

I do know it is grown in the American northwest.  Central Vietnam would be perfect for its cultivation.

@Jim-Minh:

FYI

I was just looking at that webpage again and noticed some info (in the Google translation) about growing it here in Việt Nam.

Isn't the tea tree native to Queensland AU?  That's a pretty far reach from North to South.  In any case perhaps some of our AU citizens can tell us where the tree might grow best in Vietnam.

THIGV :

Isn't the tea tree native to Queensland AU?  That's a pretty far reach from North to South.  In any case perhaps some of our AU citizens can tell us where the tree might grow best in Vietnam.

(Google translation of website information)

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Australian Melaleuca tree has a scientific name is Melaleuca alternifolia Cheel - Myrtaceae, another name is narrow leaf Melaleuca, tea tree oil (tea tree oil), originating from Australia should be called Australian Melaleuca oil. This tree has been acclimated to Vietnam since 1986 by the Institute of Medicinal Materials.

Plants grow well on dry hills and harsh climates, so Australian Melaleuca trees are very suitable for ecological improvement in hilly areas. The Institute of Medicine has put up experimental trials in different areas such as Hanoi, Dong Hoi - Quang Binh and some other places. Later developed in Phu Yen, Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai and Tien Giang. Currently, the plant has been successfully propagated by cloning method at the Center for medicinal plantation and processing research (Hanoi Institute of Medicine, Hanoi).

Hanoi to Tien Giang certainly covers a full range of climate regimes

I found a very good page on tea tree oil here:
https://shopee.vn/Tinh-d%C3%A2%CC%80u-T … 9.53786964

This species grows well in a wide range of soils and climates. It prefers well-drained but moist soils and to be grown in full sun.

Jim-Minh :

I found a very good page on tea tree oil here:
https://shopee.vn/Tinh-d%C3%A2%CC%80u-T … 9.53786964

This species grows well in a wide range of soils and climates. It prefers well-drained but moist soils and to be grown in full sun.

Based on the above, it sounds like the Mekong would be too boggy and the highlands too cloudy.  I think a good choice would be wherever rubber trees are growing now.  Rubber seems to be grown mostly in sunny, sandy areas, and has been unprofitable in recent years.  Of course overinvestment in tea trees could be self defeating too as the world demand could probably be met just by available land within Vietnam.

I read there are about 230 varieties of tea tree. There was no mention of which had the highest efficacy. Raised beds would work in the Mekong but that would limit the amount you could grow. My essential oil client made a good living on what she could grow in her back yard. I built her website.

Jim-Minh :

Raised beds would work in the Mekong but that would limit the amount you could grow.

In Ben Tre, coconuts are the major crop.  Coconuts may be the most salt tolerant commercial crop there is, but even there, coconut farms have trenches dug between rows of trees to drain the saline water away from the roots.  Why plant in an area that is not well suited when there is plenty of other land available?  Vietnam is a big country with very varied climate and soil types.

I agree there are areas that are far better suited, especially for a commercial crop.

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