Essential Oils 10ml
A range of high quality Essential Oils, these versatile oils can be used for their scent, cosmetic, or medicinal qualities. Read more...
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The oils of aromatic plants have been used for thousands of years for their perfume alone, their medicinal applications, therapeutic benefits, religious rituals, and even in foods and drinks. When used in the home they can be used to freshen pot pourri, blended into base oils for massage, added to a hot bath, used in an oil burner, made into floral waters, used for steam inhalation, added to your own neutral creams and shampoos, or even your laundry.
These oils are 'Essential Oils', so it is important that you research how to use the individual oils before using them, if using on the skin you need to make sure you do this safely, making sure it is diluted to the correct ratio. We have given you a little information on each oil, but it is still important you check that the oils are safe to use around children, pets, pregnant women, people with certain medical conditions etc. There are often many different varieties of Essential Oils so we have included the Latin name, and other terms the oils are known of to help with your research.
Chamomile Roman - Chamaemelum nobile , also known as Anthemis nobilis, camomile, garden chamomile, sweet chamomile, and true chamomile.
A sweet, fruity, and warm scent, that blends particularly well with Jasmine, Geranium, and Lavender.
Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus globulus var. globulus, also known as Gum tree, southern blue gum, Tasmanian blue gum, stringy bark, and fever tree.
With a strong camphoraceous smell with woody sweet undertones, Eucalyptus is rarely used as a perfume, due to its strong medicinal smell, it is more commonly used for respiratory relief, headaches, insect repellent, and in skincare.
Geranium - Pelargonium graveolens , also known as Rose Geranium.
A versatile oil used medicinally for skin problems, as a mosquito repellent, and for stress related conditions, Geranium is commonly used for its beautiful rosy sweet perfume. It blends well with lavender, patchouli, jasmine, sandalwood, and citrus oils.
Jasmine - Dilute - Jasminium officinale
Jasmine blends well with most oils, and is used extensively in lots of toiletries and perfumes, particularly floral and oriential fragrances. It is used in aromatherapy for stress related conditions as it is believed to induce feelings of optimism, and euphoria!
Lavender, True - Lavandula angustifolia, also known as Garden Lavender, or Common Lavender.
There are various types of Lavender, this one has a more fragrant smell than others, being particularly sweet and floral with woody undertones. Lavender like Jasmine blends well with most oils, especially citrus and florals. If starting out with Essential Oils, Lavender is a 'must have' oil, as it is extremely versatile and used for lots of applications, medicinal and therapeutic.
Lemon - Citrus limon, also known as limonum, and cedro oil.
A very familiar uplifting citrus fragrance, this oil is made from the outer part of the peel, and blends well with lavender, ylang ylang, sandalwood, chamomile, geranium, and eucalyptus. Medicinally lemon is used in skincare, muscle and joint tinctures, for respiratory relief, amongst many others.
Orange, Sweet - Citrus sinensis, also known as China orange, or Portugal orange.
Our orange oil is made by cold expression of the fresh ripe outer peel, (beware of inferior orange oils produced by distillation of the waste from orange juice manufacture), it is this form of oil extraction which gives it its superior sweet fresh fruity scent. It blends well with lavender and lemon, as well as spicy oils.
Patchouli - Pogostemon cablin, also known as puchaput.
A dark liquid with a sweet rich earthy scent, patchouli oil gets better with age. Patchouli has a very distinctive dark musky, earthy scent, but blends beautifully with many sweet and floral scents, as such it is used commonly as a base note in perfumes.
Peppermint - Mentha piperita, also known as Brandy mint, and Balm mint.
Used for thousands of years, peppermint has been found in Egyptian tombs from 1000BC, having a high menthol content, it is used medicinally today for skincare, circulation and muscular problems, for respiratory disorders, for digestive conditions, pain relief, and many more. It is a truly versatile Essential Oil with a super penetrating minty scent, which blends well with lavender, lemon, eucalyptus and any other mints.
Sandalwood Amyris - Amyris balsamifera, also known as West Indian Sandalwood, and West Indian rosewood.
With a delicate musty and faintly woody scent, which blends well with other woody scents, this oil is made from the wood and branches of the tree. An ideal oil if you don't like seriously strong fragrances, or want to blend down more powerful scents.
Tea Tree - Melaleuca alternifolia, also known as melasol, ti-trol, and narrow leaved paperbark tea tree.
Although different varieties have been cultivated elsewhere, genuine Tea Tree is only produced in Australia. Unlike a lot of oils, Tea Tree does have scientific research on its effectiveness medicinally, and has been shown that it is active against some bacteria, fungi, and viruses, it is an immuno stimulant! With its fresh and spicy camphoraceous odour it blends well with lavender, and geranium.
Ylang Ylang Grade I - Cananga odorata var. genuina, also known as unona odorantissimum, or the flower of flowers.
Ylang Ylang essential oils come in different grades, Extra is the most potent and is used professionally in the manufacture of perfumes, then there are 3 further grades, ours is Grade I, which is the most potent Aromatherapy Grade (Grade II and III are less potent) having a more refined quality. Ylang Ylang has an intensely sweet, soft, floral yet spicy scent, often used as a perfume in its own right, but also blends well with many others and is often featured in high end perfumes.
Citronella - Cymbopogon Nardus
With a floral citrus like aroma, this very popular oil has been used for centuries, best known for its use in repelling insects, this oil is good for excessive perspiration, oily skin and hair, and works as a deodorant. It's believed to soothe pain due to rheumatism and arthritis, and resist flu, colds and minor infections. The oil is good for the digestive system, helps to ease menstrual cramps and pain, and speeds up the heartbeat. Used in a vaporiser, citronella is known to dispel fatigue, headaches, and neuralgia, and promote good mood.
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