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ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential oils are the highly concentrated volatile extract of flowers herbs, grasses, shrubs and trees. These tiny droplets are present in particular glands, hairs or specific structures of the plant and contain some (but not all) of the active principles of the plant. Similar to herbal therapy principles, essential oils are phytochemicals with particular biological properties. Non-oily in texture, these highly concentrated substances are obtained by steam distillation, peel pressure, and solvent extraction methods. Only the utmost quality of essential oils should be used in aromatherapy.
OUT OF STOCK Basil Essential Oil 10ml
Ocimum basilicum Egypt, Basil is considered helpful for mental and physical fatigue, aids in mental alertness, concentration A good wake up oil, used in moderation. Helps ease sinus congestion. and headaches. Helpful against colds and congestion, as well as easing muscular aches and pains. Can reduce menstrual cramps. Avoid use if pregnant or if subject to seizures. I find Basil and Orange to be a good blend; it also blends well with Rosemary or Geranium.
Price: £6.50
OUT OF STOCK Black Pepper Essential Oil 10ml
Piper nigrum, Sri Lanka, Steam Distilled Black Pepper Essential Oil is mildly stimulating, wonderful in a pre-sports rub to loosen muscles; as well as in a pain reliever for overworked muscles. Black Pepper oil is also a circulatory stimulant, expanding the capillaries in the fingers and toes, thus bringing warmth to cold hands and feet. Aromatically, Black Pepper Oil is a surprise...mild and almost woody in aroma, it does NOT smell like the peppercorns from which it is distilled, until the dry down. Initially, it has a soft almost floral/wood note.
Price: £4.50
Chamomile Essential Oil 10ml
Your first choice for treating inflamed, irritated skin. Dilute in carrier oil or use in a compress for any sort of inflammation, but German Chamomile excels at treating all sorts of dry, itchy flaky skin problems.
Price: £24.95
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil 10ml
Cinnamon leaf is a powerful broad spectrum anti-infectious oil, also anti fungal. Highly diluted it can be an effective addition to tooth and gum care blends. Diffused it may be helpful in respiratory blends. Emotionally some authorities recommend it for feelings of isolation, loneliness and fear. It is also said to stimulate creativity. Recent studies have indicated that Cinnamon Leaf and Ginger, in synergy, are an effective analgesic and rubifactant. The combination of the two are more effective at lower dilutions than either one alone. WARNING: Please avoid use during pregnancy or with children under five. It is a strong skin irritant. Avoid use of Cinnamon Leaf if you are on anti-coagulant therapy (blood thinners.)
Price: £4.50
Cypress Essential Oil 10ml
This is one of my favorites among the 'evergreen' oils. Young green tips are pruned, and lovingly distilled to yield a truly unusual oil. We love cypress oil. Cypress is a known astringent, excellent for oily skin, and may be useful for circulatory and respiratory problems. It is often used in blends to ease arthritis pain. Can ease the pain of aching muscles or menstrual cramps. Stimulates circulation. Emotionally, Cypress Oil is comforting in case of loss and grief; the traditional oils used to treat grief are Rose and Jasmine.
Price: £4.95
Cedarwood Essential Oil 10ml
Steam distilled, Excellent for easing the discomfort of any sort of respiratory ailment, either inhaled, or as a chest rub. Often used in treating dandruff and/or oily skin and scalp and in blends to combat cellulite. Its strong antibacterial action is often recommended for treating bladder and kidney infections, and cystitis (use in sitz bath or compress.) Emotionally, Cedarwood oil can calm anxiety, and help diffuse fear. I've used it in 'confidence building' blends. It also can enhance spirituality. Excellent for insecticide blends! Hang a bit in your closet to keep moths away from your wool clothes.
Price: £4.50
Clary Sage
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £6.50
Eucalyptus Essentia Oil 10ml
Eucalyptus globulous Australia, Ethically farmed, leaves Steam Distilled Eucalyptus is best known for its respiratory effects. It fights viruses and bacteria, while easing congestion. It also eases muscle and joint aches and pains Eucalyptus globulous stimulates circulation, increasing the flow of blood to affected areas. Eucalyptus can be mentally stimulating and may help increase concentration. As far as blending goes, Eucalyptus is going to dominate any blend it's used in, so it should be blended with essentials that contribute to the effect you want to achieve. WARNING: Do not use with infants and small children, it can cause choking.
Price: £4.50
Frankincense Essential Oil 5ml
Frankincense has traditionally been used for spiritual growth and meditation. It is believed to have a centering effect on the emotions. It can slow respiration, thus helping your body calm and center itself. A great oil for asthma or chest congestion. Frankincense essential oil can act as an expectorant, soothing congestion while also relaxing breathing. In skin care, Frankincense is a wonderful oil to blend into facial creams or oils for aging skin.
Price: £6.50
Geranium Essential Oil 5ml
Pelargonium graveolens, Egypt, Steam distilled. A "woman's oil", Geranium seems to have a hormonal balancing effect and traditionally has been used (blended with Clary Sage) to alleviate problems associated with menopause and menstruation. Gunther writes that Geranium gives adrenal cortex support when ovarian estrogen decreases at menopause. It also acts as a diuretic. It can lower blood sugar, and should be avoided if you are hypoglycaemic. The word that comes to mind when I think of Geranium is "balance", physically, and especially for its emotional effects.
Price: £6.50
Grapefruit Essential Oil 10ml
Bright and crisp, both energizing and uplifting. Grapefruit is recommended by some authorities for treating eating disorders, both anorexia and overeating, when they stem from lack of self esteem. It seems to create a feeling of internal buoyancy. Of all the citrus oils, Grapefruit is by far the most energizing. It makes us all want to get up and move! Physically, Grapefruit oil is also helpful in treating oily skin and hair. Recommended as part of anti cellulite blends because of its toning and astringent effects. It has been shown to stimulate the lymphatic system, and thus help the body remove toxins. Recent research has also shown that inhaling Grapefruit Essential Oil may help reduce the craving for sweets. Couple this with its energizing effect, and it's clear to see Grapefruit essential oil is truly the dieter's friend.
Price: £4.50
Ginger
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £6.80
Howood
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £4.50
OUT OF STOCK Jasmine Grandiflora Absolute 1:10 Essential Oil 10ml
It is in its emotional uses that Jasmine truly shines. Almost every authority recommends Jasmine Absolute as a powerful natural aphrodisiac, especially for those who lack confidence in their own sexuality. Battaglia says that it is as powerful an antidepressant as Ylang Ylang, Basil and Melissa. Fischer-Rizzi says Jasmine helps diminish fear and build self-confidence and optimism. I have seen Jasmine Absolute recommended in combating several of the "negative" emotions - anger, jealousy, suspicion, etc. Jasmine is often recommended for use during childbirth. It is said to strengthen contractions, relieve uterine pain, and aid post-natal recovery. It is also recommended by some as a hormone balancer, and soothing with menstrual pain. It is often used in skin care, especially in the treatment of dry or aggravated skin. Many use it in treating eczema and dermatitis, however it can be sensitizing and I'd not recommend using it on broken skin. Side note: 8000 individual blossoms (carefully hand picked) are required to produce approx one ml of absolute. No bruised flowers may be used for extraction, since their aroma is ruined by bruising or mishandling.
Price: £18.00
Juniper Berry Essential Oil 10ml
ften included in anti-cellulite and detoxifying blends. It is an essential component of any detoxifying blend, said by many to help with recovery from too much rich food or drink. In skincare it is said to aid in balancing oily skin and hair. A facial steam with juniper oil is a wonderful aid to balancing oily skin or to soften blackheads. Juniper is said to clean the atmosphere of a room, clearing negativity from rooms or from people. (Similar to the cleansing effects of white sage.) There are those who recommend its use meditation for centering and drawing loving energy. Safety Warnings Avoid during pregnancy or with babies. Avoid with kidney disease and acute bladder/kidney infections
Price: £4.50
Lavender Essential Oil 10ml
Soothe irritated skin, ease a pounding headache, stop the pain and help heal a burn or sunburn, release stress and tension, ease a baby's nappy rash, clear a troubled complexion, relax overstressed muscles, kill germs, lull you to sleep after a relaxing bath, - Lavender Essential Oil can do all of the above.
Price: £4.50
Lemongrass
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £4.50
Lime
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £4.50
Mandarin
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £4.50
May Chang Essential Oil 10ml
Litsea cubeba Steam distilled, fruit, wild crafted, Brazil Used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat indigestion, lower back pain, chills, headaches and travel sickness. Blended into a light carrier oil or in a bath, Litsea is often recommended to treat acne, dermatitis and greasy skin. Please use with extreme caution and very light dilutions on broken or troubled skin. Litsea is useful in treating excessive perspiration, flatulence and indigestion. Recent research indicates that it may have a use in treating cardiac arrhythmia. It is also an anti-spasmodic, specifically of the bronchia, and thus can be helpful in treating an asthma attack. I know of one aromatherapist who uses it at the start of a headache.
Price: £4.50
OUT OF STOCK Melissa Essential Oil 10ml
A product of my favorite British distiller, this light, clear lemony oil is a delight to the senses and the emotions. Its aroma is clear and icy-cool. Clean, not medicinal or citronella murky. Melissa is also recommended for treatment of both nausea and indigestion, especially when they are caused by nervous tension. Some authorities say that it slows the heart beat, relieving palpitations and helps lower blood pressure. Blended with geranium, it may help ease painful periods.
Price: £8.50
Neroli Essential Oil 10ml
Citrus aurantium var. amara flowers only. Tunisia Distilled from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree. Steam Distilled. An extraordinary new specimen from a new distiller. Sparkling fresh... I fell in love. Neroli's aroma is a wonderful blend of floral with undertones of citrus. It is lovely by itself, or blends well with rose, bergamot, or other citrus oils. Emotionally, Neroli can help calm anxiety, and relieve depression. Neroli can help balance both oily and dry skin, since it has an sebum balancing effect.
Price: £10.50
Oak moss
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £9.50
Orange sweet Essential Oil 10ml
The essential oil of the Sweet Orange is delightfully bright and cheery, strongly antidepressant. Used in the aroma lamp, it brightens the atmosphere of a room. Blended with any of the spice or coniferous oils it makes a wonderful winter holiday blend. Orange is refreshing and relaxing. It is generally considered mild enough for use with small children.
Price: £4.50
Palmarosa Essential Oil 10ml
A product of a sweet smelling tropical grass, Palma Rosa smells like a blend of Rose and Geranium Oil. I have seen it offered as "Rose Geranium" so check the Latin name on any Rose Geranium you buy, it may well be Palma Rosa. Palma Rosa is very effective in blends for treating various skin conditions as it helps balance production of sebum, thus being useful for both extremely dry and oily skin. A strongly anti-infectious oil, as well as being antifungal, Palma Rosa may be useful in treating a range of skin infections. I like to add it to any anti-fungal blend. It blends beautifully with geranium, emphasizes the scent of Rose in any blend, works well with lavender. Emotionally, it is said to aid in the release of anger and grief. I have occasionally found it useful in a PMS blend.
Price: £4.50
Patchouli
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £6.50
Peppermint Essential Oil 10ml
Peppermint Essential Oil is one of the 'basic necessities' for a first aid kit. It is one of the oils often recommended for easing migraines (especially those stemming from digestive problems); it helps clear congestion in the sinuses; it can ease indigestion (one drop on a sugar cube, or in a spoonful of honey.) Mentally, it clears the brain, helps concentration, is a restorative in cases of mental fatigue, and a mental stimulant. Obviously not an oil to use in the evening when you are seeking sleep, but great in the car to help keep the driver alert. Peppermint is the ideal remedy for all digestive disorders, including nausea and vomiting. It is a great remedy for car or air sickness. In a massage, it helps stimulate the lymph system. It is also an analgesic and aids with treating sore muscles and joint pain. In skincare, a very weak dilution (less than 1%) is helpful for easing itching or irritation. Definitely a case where "less is more" since in a higher concentration it will be irritating. One or two drops of peppermint added to a bath is wonderfully cooling; however more than that is TOO cold. Peppermint may be either cooling or warming depending on the dilution used. In low dilutions (less than 2%) it is very cooling. In HIGH dilutions, greater then 5%, it will be warming (a rubecacient), and serve as a counter-irritant in pain relief blends. Applied topically in low dilution it is an excellent headache remedy. WARNING:Peppermint cools by constricting the capillaries and needs to be used in extremely low dilutions. It is also an irritant. One or two drops in a bath is sufficient, use a 1% dilution for massage or other skin applications. Also, recent research indicates that the use of Peppermint Essential Oil may aggravate GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease-type of heart burn). It is contraindicated in cases of gallbladder inflammation.
Price: £4.50
Petitgrain Essential Oil 10ml
Emotionally, it's a powerful oil, calming anxiety and panic, acting as an antidepressant. Physically, it tends to be a sedative, which agrees with its relaxing effect on the mind. Some authorities recommend it for treating rapid heartbeat, and for insomnia. I have also seen it used in recipes for deodorant blends. Basically, Petitgrain may be used in any application for which one would use Neroli; at a lower cost.
Price: £4.50
OUT OF STOCK Pimento
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £4.50
OUT OF STOCK Pine
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £4.50
Rosemary Essential Oil 10ml
Wonderfully fresh and stimulating, Rosemary is known for its ability to wake up the body and spirit. In a massage oil it can stimulate circulation, and is often used in blends for cellulite and edema. In cosmetics and soaps, it is believed to combat acne, dandruff, and excessively oily skin A drop added to shampoo makes dark hair glow, and may stimulate hair growth. I'd not use Rosemary in the evening; it is far too stimulating and ruins my sleep. Also, avoid using if pregnant, if you have high blood pressure, or if you have a diagnosed seizure disorder. This is the one I am adding to marinades to flavor lamb. A truly special oil!
Price: £4.50
OUT OF STOCK Rose Absolute 1:10 Essential Oil 10ml
his absolute is solvent extracted from the same roses as our Turkish Rose Oil. The use of solvents yields a deeper, richer Rose aroma, making the absolute far better for perfumery, and perhaps for emotional uses. The absolute is a deep orange in color, and is diluted to be truly appreciated.
Price: £10.50
Tea tree
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £4.50
OUT OF STOCK Tuberose 1:9
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £12.00
YlangYlang
Known in Asia as an antidepressant, relaxing to body, mind and spirit, as well as an aphrodisiac. It is said to calm anger, release tension, lift depression and generally stabilize mood swings. Physically, it has been used to lower blood pressure, ease muscle spasms and tense muscles, and treat PMS and menopausal symptoms. In a facial oil or cream, it can help balance sebum production and is most helpful to oily skin. It also can fight the bacteria that often contribute to acne. Ylangylang is said to stimulate hair growth and might be a useful addition to a shampoo or conditioner.
Price: £4.50
OUT OF STOCK Vanilla
Resinoid 10ml
Price: £6.50
Vetivert
Essential Oil 10ml
Price: £7.50

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