ESSENTIAL OILS

Bergamot  Great in skin tonics, Bergamot helps balance skin oil production and supports tissue regeneration. Bergamot also helps lessen the appearance of scars, and makes the distribution of pigments and melanin even and uniform – resulting in the fading of marks on the skin. In addition to outstanding effects on dull skin, Bergamot is believed to give a feeling of freshness and joy.

 

Calendula   Antifungal, wound healer, anti-microbial. Speeds healing and counters infection, burns, stings, cuts, abrasions, etc.

 

Chamomile   Chamomile infusions have been used to soothe skin rashes, eases the itching of eczema, and is known to reduce skin inflammation. Its mild astringency makes it very good for deep-cleaning pores.

 

Eucalyptus   Aboriginal remedy, skin conditions easily with 5% dilution topically. Essential oils, leaves or place a stalk in the shower for an invigorating loyly.

 

Evening Primrose    Anti inflammatory, antioxidant high emollient.

 

Lavender   Local pain relied for burns, relaxation, mental and emotional fatigue, cuts, scrapes & burns. Widely used for mood aromatherapy, especially those treating anxiety.

 

Lemon Balm was traditionally used to uplift the spirits and was used in spells to heal broken hearts and also to attract romantic love. Lemon balm is a lemon-scented, aromatic, perennial with serrated heart-shaped leaves and whorls of small blue, yellow, or white flowers. It is often found as a tea in combination with other relaxing herbs.

 

Lemongrass    Lemongrass has long been used in Eastern medicine to treat muscular pain and stiffness, and has an uplifting lemony scent. Its astringent properties make it useful in the treatment of acne and blemishes, while its soothing properties help cleanse the skin - without the drying.

 

Lime   With a sweet yet tart, citrusy aroma, Lime essential oil is well known in folklore for its ability to renew the spirit and clear the mind. Its astringent properties help clear oily skin and acne, and is useful as part of a natural beauty regimen. 

 

Marjoram is a culinary herb in the mint family. Throughout the middle ages it was worn by bridal couples to signify love, honor, and happiness.

 

Myrtle    This essential oil has a distinctly lemon scent and is great for oily and acne prone skin, as well as rashes or insect bites. Folk medicine speaks to Myrtle's ability to lift a sagging spirit and help clear away negative feelings associated with stress. 

 

Neem   Anti bacterial, fungal and inflammatory.

 

Palmarosa   Obtained from a wild grass, Palmarosa essential oil combines a rose and geranium-like scent with a sweet honey undertone. In addition to a fantastic scent, the oil has antiseptic qualities that may be beneficial for skin infections, acne and dermatitis. Palmarosa moisturizes hydrates and balances sebum production while helping dull and mature skin by stimulating cellular regeneration. Uplifting to the emotions, Palmarosa is believed to help balance hormones and bring relief from mood swings and stress

 

Passion flower    Used mainly for sleep and anxiety, confirmed by clinical trials. Takes edge off worry , a racing heart and tension headaches.


Passionflower is cooling to the body, calming to the mind, and soothing to the spirit. It quells disquietude, calms the ruminating mind, and can promote natural relaxation and stress reduction. In the spirit world, passionflower has been used as a magical charm to attract friendships and to bring peace, and the leaves can be placed in a house to illicit harmony and lessens discord. Passionflower is used for stress reduction, calming without sedation, and overcoming insomnia when combined with other calming herbs such as lemon balm and lavender.

 

Peppermint   The world's most familiar "mint scent" is the aroma of peppermint. It is native to Europe, and is actually a natural hybrid of spearmint and water mint. Peppermint contains an essential oil that is unique among mints for its quality and flavor. Artificial mint compounds do not effectively duplicate the aroma or medicinal properties.

 

Rosehips and Rosehip Seed Oil   Rose hips develop on wild roses as the flowers drop off and are one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C available. Also works well for burns, chapped hands and sore skin.

 

Rosemary   Relief from headaches caused by tension or overwork.  Works very well as a hari conditioning rince, toning the calp and strengthening the hair. Rosemary is very fragrant and has a mildly astringent effect on the skin. Rosemary essential oil balances oily or problem skin, and helps in the treatment of pimples, whiteheads, blackhead and acne. It is good for eczema and relieves muscle aches. Like many other pungent herbs, rosemary has antiseptic and antibacterial properties and ground rosemary leaves provide gentle exfoliation when added to soap.

 

Tangerine   Like other citrus oils, it is a great skin tonic, stimulates microcirculation, and balances sebum production. With a light, lively fragrance, Tangerine essential oil is believed to decrease stretch marks and help control acne. The sweet, comforting aroma is believed to help ease tension and insomnia, and helps to cheer, inspire, and strengthen.

 

Tea Tree   Native Aborigines  discovered that the oil from the leaves of the tea tree provided a natural cure for a wide variety of ailments, and is often regarded as a "first aid kit in a bottle." A valuable medicinal oil, tea tree helps heal infections and skin disorders and fights acne without causing dryness or other side-affects. It is a natural antiseptic, germicide, antibacterial, fungicide and deodorant which refreshes, stimulates and deep cleans both the skin and scalp. The scent is penetrating, but also clean, refreshing and lively.

 

Thyme   Thyme has been recognized since antiquity for its cleansing, healing and soothing effect on the skin. It has been used for centuries as a cleansing and invigorating bath, and helps refresh the mind and body. The name "thyme" comes from the Greek word thymus, which means courage. 

Turmeric   Anti inflammatory, bacterial and fungal. More facial uses now emerging.

 

Witch Hazel heals sore, inflamed skin; fragile capillaries, facial tonic and cleanser.

 

Ylang Ylang   With an exotic, sweet and sensual fragrance, fresh Ylang Ylang flowers are placed on the bed of newlyweds in Indonesia. The soothing and relaxing scent creates feelings of peace and warmth by restoring mental harmony and is regarded by many to be an aphrodisiac. Aside from an intoxicating scent, Ylang Ylang is excellent balancing oil - good for dry, normal, oily, sensitive or combination skin types. Its antiseptic properties make it an outstanding product for acne-prone skin.

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