Please note that essential oils, although natural, may cause a reaction in some people. If you are pregnant or on medication please check with your healthcare professional before using any oils. We recommend a skin test before using if you have sensitive skin.
Bergamot ~ Citrus Bergamia
A cold pressed oil produced from the rind of a Bergamot Orange fruit. First extracted in the 1700's for use in Eau de Cologne.
It is the flavouring in Earl Grey tea. and said to reduce anxiety and is an effective antiseptic when applied to the skin.
Cedarwood ~ Cedrus Atlantica
Atlas Cedarwood oil has a woody, balsamic aroma. It is said to have a calming and soothing effect on the mind and body.
Also, it is believed to help with respiratory problems and has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
Clementine ~ Citrus Nobilis
Cold pressed form the peel of the fruit, this fresh fragrance is said to combat depression.
Rich in vitamin C, it will keep skin firm and healthy.
Chamomile ~ Camomile
Roman Chamomile is known as Anthemis Nobilis and German Chamomile is Matricaria Chamomilla.
It is known to remove toxins from the bloodied act as an anti-septic.
Frankincense ~ Boswellia Serrata
This is a relative of Boswellia Carterii. The resin contains high levels of aromatic compounds which make ancient Frankincense a popular choice for many modern day applications, including soothing and nourishing, dry, ageing skin.
Galbanum ~ Ferula Galbaniflua
A fragrant gum resin extracted from a Persian plant. It is mentioned in the bible and was also used by the Egyptians and the Romans. It is thought to help with acne, asthma, bronchitis, cuts, inflammation, wrinkles and wounds.
Geranium ~ Pelargonium Graveolens
Geranium nourishes and hydrates mature skin, calm irritability and relieve insomnia.
It has been used to ward off mosquitoes and head lice.
Hempseed ~ Cannabis Sativa
Hemp seeds contain a plentiful amount of essential fatty acids that help to alleviate dry skin and eczema
due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Hyssop ~ Hyssopus Officinalis
Related to lavender, this pungent plant has been effective in treating female disorders. Also used to clear the respiratory system to get rid of mucus and bronchial spasms. Helps bruises and wounds to heal.
Jojoba ~ Simmondsia Chinensis
Of more than 350,000 identified plants, Jojoba is the only one which produces a significant amount of liquid wax esters
similar to those found in human sebaceous glands. Native Americans extracted oil from the seeds to treat sores and wounds.
Lavender ~ Lavendula Angustifolia
Also known as garden, common or English Lavender. Cleansing and refreshing, Lavender oil has a soothing and anti-inflamatory effect on the skin, body and mind. It has been used for centuries to treat wounds and help heal various conditions. The flower buds are used to help relaxation and induce sleep. A pleasant remedy.
Litsea Cubeba ~ May Chang
This oil is similar in scent to lemongrass oil but is slightly sweeter. Traditionally used to treat asthma, back pain and digestive ailments. The oil is said to relieve fatigue and stimulate the senses. Its natural astringent properties shrinks pores and smoothes acne prone skin.
Marjoram ~ Origanum Vulgare
A herb with beautiful purple wild flowers, Marjoram has several medicinal uses. It is prized as an anti-oxidant and is highly anti-microbial. Hippocrates used it in the treatment of sore throats, respiratory ailments and digestive upsets.
Recently it has been found to be active against MRSA, with impressive results. It has performed better than many of the commonly used drugs which actually cause the creation of further resistant strains of bacteria.
Myrrh ~ Commiphora Myrrha
Myrrh is a resinous substance that comes from the above named tree, common in Africa and the Middle East. It is related to Frankincense and is one of the most widely used essential oil in the world.
Ancient civilisations used it as a perfume, incense and as a medicine. We use it as a good oil for helping with dry, cracked skin.