Botanical Name - Cistus ladaniferus
Caution - Avoid during pregnancy. Possible skin sensitisation. Aroma - Sweet, herbaceous and muskyExtraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant - LeavesCountry of Origin - SpainChemical Constituents - a-pinene, camphene, p-cymene
Uses - Astringent, clearing, purifying. Cistus essential oil is known for its wound healing abilities. Nourishing for the skin and excellent for mature complexions. Warming for the chest and clearing to the lungs. May help treat eczema and psoriasis. Uplifts the mood and relieves stress. Traditionally used in meditation as it soothes the mind.
*Also known as Labdanum or European Rock Rose.
Botanical Name - Mentha arvensis
Caution - May cause sensitisation in some individuals. Menthol is a dermal irritant.Aroma - Strong, fresh and mintyExtraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant - Flowering herbCountry of Origin - IndiaChemical Constituents - Menthol, menthone, pinene
Uses - Uplifting and cooling. Supports the digestion and encourages the appetite. Soothes aching muscles and joints. Useful for respiratory problems and in the winter season. Cornmint essential oil is antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial.
*Also known as Wild Mint, Field Mint or Japanese Peppermint.
*May crystallise at room temperature due to its high menthol content. Please place in warm place to return to liquid.
Botanical Name - Lavandula hybrida grosso
Caution - Avoid during pregnancy or with epilepsyAroma - Floral, herbaceous and camphoraceousExtraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant - Flowering topsCountry of Origin - FranceChemical Constituents - Linalyl acetate, linalol, cineol, campehene
Uses - A calming and extremely relaxing oil. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Eases tired joints and muscles. Soothing for the chest and clearing to the lungs. Excellent for inhalations. A hybrid made by crossing true Lavender with Spike Lavender.
Botanical Name - Tanacetum annuum
Caution - Contraindicated for use with conventional medicine. Contraindicated with an endocrine imbalance in women. Not for use in pregnancy. Use for a limited period.Aroma - Sweet, fruity and herbaceousExtraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant - Flowering topsCountry of Origin - MoroccoChemical Constituents - Chamazulene (responsible for the deep blue colour of the oil), b-myrcene, camphor, sabinene
Uses - Cooling and soothing. Supports the respiratory system and calms the nervous system. Harmonises and balances the emotions by easing feelings of stress, anxiety and sadness. Excellent in skincare, particularly with irritated, sunburned or blemished skin.
*May stain light coloured fabrics.
Also known as - Moroccan Tansy, Moroccan Chamomile and Blue Chamomile.
Botanical Name - Boswellia carterii
Aroma - Rich balsamic, slightly warmer than Boswellia neglecta
Extraction - By slashing the bark of the tree, a sticky fragrant resin is produced, from which the frankincense oil is steam distilled. Part of Plant - ResinCountry of Origin - Somalia
Description - The Frankincense tree is a scraggly, but hardy tree which originates from Oman and the Middle East.
Chemical Constituents - A-pinene, limonene, b-myrcene
Uses - Excellent for dry and mature skins due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Can also be used on oily skins in small quantities due to its natural astringency and after sun exposure. Helpful for clearing the lungs and toning mucus membranes. It supports deep, gentle breathing which helps to calm and clear the mind making Frankincense one of the best oils for meditation. The properties are much the same as Boswellia neglecta.
Botanical Name - Rhododendron anthopogon
Aroma - Sweet, exotic and balsamicExtraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant - Leaves and flowersCountry of Origin - NepalChemical Constituents - a-pinene, β-pinene, d-limonene
Uses - Cooling and antibacterial. Calming and grounding - traditionally used in meditation. Supportive for chest and lungs, and aids sleep.
Botanical Name - Eucalyptus staigeriana
Caution - Use well diluted. Not to be used during pregnancy.Aroma - Sweet, fruity and lemonyExtraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant - LeavesCountry of Origin - BrazilChemical Constituents - Citral, d-Limonene, terpinolene
Uses - Antiviral and antibacterial. An uplifting and reviving oil. Warming for the chest and clearing to the lungs. Soothes aching muscles and eases stiff joints. Gentle for children. May be useful for jet lag.
Botanical Name - Coriandrum sativum
Caution - Possible sensitisation in some individuals. Use in moderation.Aroma - Sweet, fresh and herbaceousExtraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant - LeavesCountry of Origin - HungaryChemical Constituents - trans-2-decenal, decanal, linalol
Uses - Revitalising, deodorant and purifying. Detoxifying and blood cleansing. Supports the digestion and improves appetite.
Also known as - Cilantro
Botanical Name - Lantana camara
Caution - Avoid in pregnancy. Not for use with infants or children. Potential skin irritant. Use with care.
Aroma - Resinous, herbaceous and sage-likeExtraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant - Flowering topsCountry of Origin - MadagascarChemical Constituents - Davanone, b-caryophyllene, sabinene
Uses - Calming, balancing and cooling. Useful with respiratory treatments, and for menstrual health. Excellent in skin care, though best avoided with sensitive skin.
Also known as - Radriaka
Botanical Name - Eucalyptus polybractea
Caution - Avoid with children under 10 years.Aroma - Fresh, cool camphoraceous aromaExtraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant -Country of Origin - FranceChemical Constituents -
Uses - Antibacterial, expectorant and anti microbial. A refreshing and uplifting oil. Soothes aching muscles and eases stiff joints. Supports the respiratory system - excellent for inhalations.
Botanical Name - Pinus mugo
Caution - Potential skin irritant and sensitiser.Aroma - Sweet, woody, balsamic aroma.Extraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant - NeedlesCountry of Origin - AustriaChemical Constituents -
Uses - Soothing, antiseptic, purifying. Good for chest and lungs. Revives tired muscles. Winter season.
*Also known as Mountain Pine.
Botanical Name - Pseudotsuga menziesii
Caution - Possible skin sensitivityAroma - Fresh, coniferous, woodyExtraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant - NeedlesCountry of Origin - FranceChemical Constituents - Beta-pinene, sabinene, terpinolene
Uses - Astringent and tonic, warming and uplifting. Enhances mental focus and revives tired muscles. Supports chest and lungs.
Botanical Name - Ammi visnaga
Caution - Photosensitising. Use in moderation for short periods. Avoid with blood thinning medications.Aroma - Strong, earthy and woodyExtraction - Steam distillation Part of Plant - Blossom/plantCountry of Origin - MoroccoChemical Constituents - linalool, Isoamyl-2-methylbutyrate, amyl-Isobutyrate
Uses - Easy breathing, astringent. Excellent for opening the chest and lungs. Musculoskeletal system.
Also known as - Pick Tooth