Essential Oil Guidelines

Our essential oils are of the highest quality and sourced from trusted suppliers. Below are the names and properties of the essential oils used by us:
 
Lavender
Rose
Geranium
Lemongrass
Tea Tree
Peppermint
Orange
Sandalwood
Myrrh

Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia)

Effects: Calming and healing

Aroma: Mild note

Scent: Floral, sweet, woody, herbaceous

Lavender is the mildest yet most effective of all essential oils. It is probably the most widely used. The highest quality lavender oil is found in the highest altitude. It is friendly to all skin types, including sensitive skin, skin with acne and wounds.

Properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Sedative - helps in relieving insomnia

  • Calming

  • Insecticide

  • Analgesic (pain-reliever)

  • Antiseptic

  • Diuretic

Uses:

  • Headaches

  • Skin conditions - like psoriasis and eczema

  • Colds and flu

  • Insomnia

  • Burns - minor burns and sunburn

  • Dandruff

  • Rheumatism

  • Sinusitis

  • Wounds and sores, such as leg ulcers and acne

 

Rose (Rosa Centifolia/Rosa Damascena)

Effects: Comforting

Aroma: Base/mild note

Scent: Floral, warm, rich, intense

Rose is one of the most useful essential oils, but it is also very expensive. Rose water is used extensively in skin care. It is suitable for sensitive, wrinkled and dry skin. Rose essential oil rejuvenates skin cells, is sweet, moisturising, anti-ageing and anti-depressing. It also helps to uplift mood.

Properties:

  • Antidepressant

  • Sedative

  • Antiseptic

  • Diuretic

  • Antispasmodic

  • Astringent

  • Antibacterial 

Uses:

  • Headaches

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Skin care - mature, dry and sensitive skin as well as broken thread veins

 

Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens)

Effects: Comforting and healing

Aroma: Mild note

Scent: Floral, sweet, earthly

Geranium is helpful in dealing with PMT and menopause symptoms. It has beneficial affect on nervous tension and depression. It is an ideal skin tonic, and conditions such as burns and eczema may respond well to it as well. It also helps in regeneration of skin cells resulting in more radiant skin. 

Properties:

  • Antiseptic

  • Diuretic

  • Antispasmodic

  • Anti-fungal

Uses:

  • Tonsillitis

  • Neuralgia

  • Inflammation

  • Burns

  • Slow circulation

  • Rheumatism

  • Oedema of the legs

 

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citratus)

Effects: Cleansing and stimulating

Aroma: Top note

Scent: Refreshing, clean, lively

Lemongrass essential oil can be used for a variety of purposes. It is suitable for oily skin and prevents excessive perspiration. It is also a natural anti-septic and antiperspirant. It can also be used as a skin toner

Properties:

  • Antiseptic

  • Diuretic

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antidepressant

  • Analgesic (pain-reliever)

  • Carminative

  • Antipyretic

  • Sedative

Uses:

  • Oily skin

  • Antiseptic

  • Antiperspirant

  • Deodorant

  • Disinfectant

  • Fungicidal

  • Insecticide

  • Dandruff and fleas

  • Headache

  • Muscle cramp

  • Skin toner

  • Wounds

  • Acne and blackheads

 

Tea Tree (Malaleuca Alternifolia)

Effects: Cleansing 

Aroma: Top note

Scent: Spicy, refreshing, medicinal

Tea Tree is a species of Melaleuca tree found in Australia. Suitable for oily skin and acne. It is very beneficial for skin problems such as burns, warts, sunburns, spots and boils. It is also useful for treatment of athletes foot. 

Properties:

  • Powerful antiseptic

  • Antiviral

  • Antibiotic

  • Anti-fungal

  • Detoxifying

  • Stimulant

  • Insecticide

Uses:

  • Clears skin

  • Oily skin

  • Antiseptic

  • Disinfectant

  • Fungicidal

  • Insecticide

  • Dandruff and fleas

  • Acne and blackheads

  • Helps the immune system attack infections, virus, yeast and fungi

 

Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)

Effects: Stimulating

Aroma: Top note

Scent: Refreshing, minty, grassy, strong

Peppermint essential oil nourishes dull skin, giving it a cooling and refreshing sensation. It is also a natural anti-septic. It is suitable for eczema and sensitive skin users. 

Properties:

  • Antiseptic

  • Antispasmodic

  • Analgesic

  • Digestive aid

Uses:

  • Insect repellent

  • Headaches

  • Respiratory problems

  • Indigestion

  • Muscular and joint pains

  • Refreshing tired feet

 

Orange (Citrus Aurantium)

Effects: Calming and energising

Aroma: Top note

Scent: Fruity, sweet, refreshing, light

Orange essential oil has a beneficial effect on the nervous system. It is calming and relaxing, and may help in relieving insomnia. It is also beneficial for dry skin and dermatitis. 

Properties:

  • Antiseptic

  • Antispasmodic

  • Antidepressant

  • Digestive aid

  • Sedative

  • Tonic

Uses:

  • Anxiety

  • Mature skins

  • Indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea

  • Muscular ache and pain

 
 

Sandalwood (Santalum Album)

Effects: Balancing

Aroma: Base note

Scent: Sweet, warm, woody

The tree is considered to be sacred in India. It is widely used in beauty treatments because of its beneficial effects on the skin.

Properties:

  • Antiseptic

  • Antidepressant

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Diuretic

  • Calming

Uses:

  • Improve immune system

  • Relieve soar throat, bronchitis, cystitis, nervous tension and anxiety

  • Acne

  • Eczema

  • Dry and chapped skin. ​

 

Myrrh (Commiphora Myrrha)

Effects: Toning

Aroma: Middle note

Scent: Warm, spicy

Myrrh is used for preserving youthful skin tone, control athletic foot and heals chapped skin.

 

Properties:

  • Antiseptic

  • Analgesic​

  • Astringent

Uses:

  • Arthritis

  • Coughs and colds

  • Bronchitis

  • Stimulates digestive system

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