Pure Essential Oils
Pure essential oils are derived during steam distillation from herbs, plants, roots and flowers. The essential oil carries the plant's natural healing qualities. Because of their versatility and pleasant aroma, essential oils have been used for years as natural perfume but in recent years have become a main ingredient in natural skin care, as a natural alternative to artificial fragrances and perfumes, which have been linked to skin and respiratory complaints.
Essential oils can be added to unfragranced skin care products, to freshen laundry, rooms and in oil burners for aromatherapy if required.
Some essential oils can now be purchased from our Beauty Basics Shop.
Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens)
Hard to believe that something so fragrant could possess such potency. As one of the few oils with the ability to both uplift and sedate, trust geranium to come to the rescue for all your emotional concerns. On a physical level this oil balances, regulates, decongests and detoxifies, while boosting your immune system. It is also a marvelous skin treatment. This oil also stimulates the lymphatic system, keeping infections at bay and promoting speedy healing. Its ability to revitalize tissue helps heal wounds, frostbite, chilblains and inflamed skin disorders such as eczema, acne and shingles, and gives a radiant glow to any complexion and skin type. Its cleansing and balancing effect on the production of sebum is beneficial to numerous skin disorders. It is also believed to slow the aging process! >> Geranium Essential Oil
Mandarin Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata)
Naturally antiseptic, anti-fungal, relaxing and calming. Believed to be benefitial for acne, dull skin, insomnia, oily skin, scars, spots, stress and wrinkles. >> Mandarin Essential Oil
Manuka Essential Oil (Leptospermum scoparium)
Manuka oil has a woody, earthy and balsamic aroma. It is richer and warmer than the common Tea Tree. It is the strongest antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral essential oils of all. Commonly used for acne, athlete's foot, chicken pox, cold sores, cuts, insect bites, itching, oily skin, spots and warts. >> Manuka Essential Oil
Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica)
This essential oil has a woody and sweet aroma and is perfect for stressful situations. Naturally anti-septic, it is useful for greasy skin, dandruff and greasy hair. An astringent oil useful for protection and caring for blemished or oily skin. >> Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavendula angustifolia)
The most versatile and useful oil, Lavender has an abundance of uses. It relaxes and soothes the mind & body, and is number 1 for use in first aid kit at home. It can be used neat on wounds & burns but care should still be taken. Blends happily with many other oils. Used as an insect repellent, to scent linen and deter moths. Soothing. Neutralises insect bites and stings (bees, wasps, mosquitoes and nettlerash). Can be useful for dandruff, when added to a base shampoo. Added to a carrier oil it can be used in massage to help with PMT. >> Lavender Essential Oil
Rosewood essential oil (Aniba rosaeodora)
A sweet, woody, fruity scented oil which is soothing, relaxing, calming and has a tonic effect. Rosewood essential oil is a good general balancer for the emotions, thus it can have good effects when used as an anti-depressant or when used during periods of stress.Rosewood is said to stimulate new cell growth, regenerate tissues and help minimize lines and wrinkles. It can also help with dry and oily skin, acne and scars. Rosewood essential oil can also be a good oil for helping to clear headaches. >> Rosewood essential oil
Palmarosa essential Oil (Cymbopogon martinii)
The therapeutic properties of Palmarosa oil are antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, cytophylactic, digestive, febrifuge and hydrating. Palmarosa oil calms the mind, yet has an uplifting effect. Palmarosa oil moisturises the skin, while balancing the hydration levels and stimulating cell regeneration. It balances production of sebum, to keep the skin supple and elastic and is valuable for use with acne, dermatitis, preventing scarring, rejuvenating and regenerating the skin, as well as fighting minor skin infections, sore tired feet and athlete's foot. Palmarosa is a bright and cheerful oil with slightly floral and woodsy notes and just a hint of citrus undertones. >> Palmarosa essential Oil
Bergamot essential Oil (Citrus bergamia)
Bergamot essential oil can be used in the treatment of depression, stress, tension, fear, infection (all types including skin), anorexia, psoriasis, eczema. It's anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-viral properties make this essential oil useful in skin & hair care - for the treatment of cold sores, acne, eczema, boils, wounds, insects bites, and for dry itchy skin and scalp. >> Bergamot essential Oil