URBANA, IOWA (June 22, 2011) – – Aura Cacia®, America’s premium essential oil brand, introduces five new luxurious skin care oils sourced from around the world and certified organic through the USDA’s National Organic Program. Packaged conveniently in one ounce glass bottles with a pump dispenser for ease of use, each special oil is minimally refined ensuring that the natural fatty acids and other key nutrients for the skin remain intact providing maximum antioxidant benefits.

The five products include:

Argan oil, extracted from the nuts of a native desert tree in Morocco, is valued for its high levels of skin rejuvenating essential fatty acids providing moisture and nourishment for the skin.

Baobab oil, extracted from the nuts of an indigenous African tree, is regarded as a nutritious food for the skin, excellent for use in massage or for intense moisturizing.

Macadamia nut oil, cultivated in Kenya and appreciated for its rich texture and nutrifying coverage, provides excellent skin protection via skin-shielding emollients.

Rosehip oil, extracted from the seeds of roses from Chile, is a potent skin-rejuvenator containing pure retinol (Vitamin A) which is best known for replenishing and restoring skin.

Tamanu oil, extracted from the fruit of trees growing throughout the South Pacific, offers purifying, protecting body oil with a dense array of powerful essential fatty acids.

“We’re excited to bring such exquisite oils to the marketplace, sourced with integrity and quality from farmers committed to sustainable and ethical agricultural practices,” says Jane Merten, Aura Cacia’s Senior Brand Manager. “These particular seed and nut oils offer a wide variety of benefits from skin protection to every day nurturing to powerful, concentrated support for specific skin care needs.”

The five new oils can be used alone or combined with Aura Cacia’s essential oils to provide additional therapeutic benefits.

Founded in 1982 and based in Urbana, Iowa, Aura Cacia provides consumers with natural and organic personal-care products made with 100% pure essential oils. Aura Cacia fulfills consumers’ desires for comfort, health and safety in personal care products by combining the benefits of aromatherapy with practical products that can be used every day by the whole family. Aura Cacia is a registered brand of Frontier Natural Products Co-op™, based in Norway, Iowa. To learn more, visit www.auracacia.com.

Founded in 1976, Frontier Natural Products Co-op offers a full line of natural and organic products including culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier’s goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. To learn more, visit www.frontiercoop.com.