Essential Oils

Magical for mind, body and spirit. In addition to adding aroma, essential oils have a wide variety of health benefits including relieving stress and promoting skin rejuvenation. All essential oils are believed to have non-pathogenic, antibacterial properties; some are antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. Essential oils also contain antioxidants which help to prevent cell damage caused by oxidization and protect against the build-up of toxic waste in skin cells, thereby helping to reduce the signs of aging.


Bergamot

Uplifting: refreshing and lightens mood. Antibacterial, deodorising and soothing. Excellent for skin care ensuring healthy and vital skin (eczema, psoriasis, cold sores).

Black Pepper

Sensual: stimulating effect on body and mind. Penetrating, toning and improves circulation. Commonly used in massage blends due to its wonderful warming effect and often used to effectively treat Vitiligo due to its ability to stimulate and boost pigment production.

Blood Orange

Calming: lifts mood and reduces anxiety levels. Anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and a remedy for inflamed, stressed-out skin. Great insect repellent.

Chamomile

Calming, Soothing and Nourishing: reduces anxiety and depression; ideal for dry and sensitive skin. Anti-inflammatory properties and potent antioxidants provide your complexion with the optimal environment in which to thrive. Used as a natural remedy to help you fall asleep.

Clary Sage

Stimulating: boosts self-esteem and confidence. Induces relaxation, clarity and calmness, alleviating dizziness, anxiety, irritability and to stimulates libido. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and helps heal wounds, reduces muscle aches and joint pain, enhances circulation and regulate the menstrual cycle.

Frankincense

Regenerating: alleviate stress and relieves pain. Used in skin care by the ancient Egyptians – so good at preserving the skin, it was used in mummification! Highly regarded for skin cell regeneration and vitality – evens out skin tone, soothes dry skin and heals irritations.

Geranium

Balancing: the “one size fits all” of essential oils, balancing your skin, hormones and mood. Proven benefits – anxiety, depression, infection and pain management. Antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and slightly astringent so tones and firms your skin whether dry or oily.

Jasmine

Sensual: improves sleep quality , increases daytime alertness, reduces anxiety and is an aphrodisiac. Promotes a sense of well-being and romance. Antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory – excellent for dry and damaged skin, general skin care and treating of psoriasis.

Lavender

Relaxing: helps treat anxiety, depression and restlessness. Antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Lavender essential oil can be applied directly to the skin to heal minor cuts and burns, cold sores, bug bites, fungal infections, allergies, insomnia, eczema, nausea and menstrual cramps.

Lemon

Energising: reduces anxiety and depression, eases morning sickness and improves skin blemishes. It also energises, relieves pain, improves cold symptoms, heals wounds and removes dirt and oil from clogged pores.

Marjoram

Calming: warming, relaxing and soothing. Relieves anxiety and helps with memory recall. Contains high levels of antioxidants, can lighten skin and help to improve dull complexion. Penetrating and comforting for everyday aches and pains – eases menstrual cramps.

Neroli

Soothing: Reduces stress and relieves menopausal symptoms. A hydration powerhouse – softens, replenishes and locks in moisture. Antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which helps lower pain and reduce skin irritations and acne breakouts. Great for cleansing and moisturising.

Orange

Refreshing: uplifting yet relaxing, strengthening and stimulating natural antidepressant. Releases emotional tensions such as domestic problems. Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Treatment for colds and flu, improves digestion and relieves constipation.

Patchouli

Sensual: relaxing and soothing. Regenerative, making it highly valuable for dry, mature, problem or itchy skin – helps heal and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes and skin imperfections promoting a smooth, glowing complexion. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, detoxifying and deodorising.

Peppermint

Invigorating: refreshing with improved energy and increased mental clarity. Treatment for a variety of conditions including the common cold, tension headaches, muscular pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea and other digestive issues as well as relief from itching. Widely used to freshen breath.

Rose

Sensual: natural aphrodisiac, can help with insomnia and depression. Improves circulation, restores dry or mature skin, reduces wrinkles and broken capillaries. Can regulate appetite, balance female hormones and ease PMS and menopause discomfort. Perfect to instil a sense of love and self care.

Rosemary

Stimulating: mental stimulant that helps with depression and memory loss. Physical stimulant that balances the nervous system. Treatment for muscular sprains, arthritis, fatigue, migraine, headache, coughs and flu. Helps reduce acne and cellulite.

Sandalwood

Calming: grounding and mood-enhancing. One of the most common uses is for meditation. Forget whatever opinions you have about sandalwood-scented incense because, as a dry skin saviour it helps reduce inflammation while hydrating and soothing – ideal for dry, irritated or inflamed skin.

Sweet Marjoram

Grounding: calms the spirit and encourages internal tranquillity. Eases mood swings and comforts and soothes emotional distress. Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic, used to treat bruises, colds, rheumatism, intestinal cramps headaches and menstrual problems and insomnia.

Sweet Orange

Uplifting: promotes a feeling of happiness and warmth – soothing and calming effect which ensures peaceful sleep. Detoxifying, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant. Improves digestion, relieves constipation and nourishes dry, irritated and acne-prone skin.

Vetiver

Soothing: helps treat nervousness and insomnia. Sometimes applied directly to the skin for stress relief, emotional trauma, shock, lice and repelling insects. Promotes relaxation of muscles, alleviates aches, stiffness and inflammation and promotes restful sleep.

Ylang Ylang

Balancing: helps regulate the oils in your skin and calm down the complexion. Anti-inflammatory and can help regenerate skin cells and help smooth out fine lines while improving elasticity. Great choice for wrinkle reduction and perfect for improving your skin’s appearance and fight against signs of aging.

Warning: Don’t apply undiluted essential oils directly to your skin as most need to be mixed with a carrier oil before being safe to use. To find out more about which essential oils are safe to use directly on your skin have a quick look at, “Topical Uses of Essential Oil“.


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