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The Essential Oil Company : Aromatherapy Oils

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We have selected for you the most popular essential oils and listed some of their therapeutic properties - they all have many more.   Experiment with different oils, make your own natural perfumes, skin and hair potions and even use in cooking (only 1 or 2 drops please!)

We can supply all oils in any quantity, for home use or for professional aromatherapists, or in bulk for trade buyers.

We have quite an exclusive range of essential oils and where possible we source locally.  One farm which is about a mile from us produces kosher oils & organic lavender oil propogated from an original english lavender and the dill, spearmint, parsely & peppermint mitcham are all produced using minimal amounts of herbicides.   We also source Hampshire grown and distilled chamomile roman (english) which we believe is superior in aroma to the norfolk grown english chamomile.  This chamomile mixed blended with either coconut oil or our lotion base makes an excellent eczema blend - it halts the scratch itch cycle which is caused by the bacteria.  As chamomile is both bactericidal and soothing it helps to calm the skin.

 

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Place 1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils such as Chamomile Roman, Lavender, Neroli, Petitgrain or Marjoram on your pillow before retiring to promote restful sleep, click for more ideas & tips

 

Using Essential Oils

USAGE

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Origins of Essential Oils

ORIGINS

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Handle with Care!

WARNING

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Essential Oil History

HISTORY

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Essential Oil Hints and Tips

TIPS

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Pure Essential Oils

 

Note: To adhere to the Medicine's Control Agency we are unable to make any reference to the uses of essential oils for treatment of medical conditions.

amyrisAMYRIS - Amyris balsamifera

Aroma: Dry,Woody Usage: B/V/PR/P/M

 

Often called West Indian Sandalwood, although not from the same family, Amyris is mainly used as a cheaper alternative to East Indian Sandalwood in perfumery as a fixative. A relaxing oil, useful in meditation.


AngelicaANGELICA - Archangelica officinalis

Aroma: Sweet, Spicy, Slightly Musky Usage: B/V/PR/P/M/UV/DB

 

Used since antiquity and revered for its virtues, angelica is fortifying and the Chinese often employ it second only to Ginseng, where angelica root is known as Dong Kwai. Useful for everyday stress and to ease a tired body and mind promoting a feeling of balance and revitalisation.


Basil BASIL - Ocimum basilicum

Aroma: fresh, sweet-spicy Usage: B*/V/PR/M*/SS

Invigorating and fortifying to body and mind. Clears the head and helps refresh the mind allowing concentration, strength and clarity.
*Only use Basil Linalool for skin contact i.e. in massage, bathing and creams not basil sweet.


Benzoin BENZOIN - Styrax benzoin

Aroma : Sweet, warm, vanilla like Usage: B/V/M/PR/SS

This scented gum, best known in the West as a key ingredient of Friars Balsam, benzoin has been used for thousand of years in the East. Used in elixirs particularly for its heating and drying effects on cold and damp conditions. A very warming, relaxing and nurturing oil to use in times of confusion and worry. Useful for dry, chapped and cracked skin helping to increase elasticity.
Our benzoin is a dilution of 60% benzoin resin in fractionated coconut oil, many essential oil companies dilute in DPG = Dipropylene Glycol which
is also used an additive for carburettor fuels as a lubricant and anti-freezing agent!.


Bergamot BERGAMOT- Citrus bergamia

Aroma: fresh, citrus, spicy Usage: B/M/V/D/S/P/UV

Relaxing, refreshing and uplifting.   Excellent for pre-exam nerves (coupled with Rescue Remedy). Use for oily & blemished skin. Bergamot is used to flavour Earl Grey tea.  In Napoleonic times it was a popular perfume and is key ingredient in Eau de Cologne. A wonderful cheering oil, use if SAD!
Use our FCF version (Bergaptene Free) if skin is to be exposed to direct sunlight or sunbed, to prevent phototoxicity.


BlackPepper BLACK PEPPER - Piper nigrum

Aroma: woody, warm, spicy Usage: B/M/V/HO/SS

Warms and stimulates, a penetrating oil used to relax tired muscles and maintain suppleness after strenuous exercise.


CHAMOMILE ROMAN - Anthemis nobilis

Aroma: herbaceous, warm Usage: B/M/V/C/S

Soothing and relaxing on mind and body. Ideal to inhale during high pollen count. A gentle oil suitable for the fragile and the young.

N.B. Chamomile Maroc is not a substitute for either Chamomile Roman or Blue (German).


WoodCLARY SAGE - Salvia sclarea

Aroma: bittersweet, nutty, musky & slightly spicy Usage: B/M/V/PR

Ultra relaxing (some say "euphoric") a powerful oil which promotes a feeling of well-being. Can induce very dramatic and colourful dreams. Cheap wines were often adulterated with clary sage to make them taste like muscatel with disastrous results - clary sage mixed with alcohol can have a narcotic effect. Massage on muscles and abdomen before and during menstruation. Use in final rinse water after shampooing for greasy hair and dandruff.
May cause drowsiness & lightheadedness. Do not drive after use & do not use when taking alcohol.


CYPRESS - Cupressus sempervirens

Aroma: fresh, woody Usage: B/M/V/S/FB/PR

Refreshing and toning. An astringent oil which helps balance oily skin and a natural deodorant useful for sweaty feet. Massage in areas to increase circulation and where there are visible veins, cellulite and fluid retention.


EUCALYPTUS - Eucalyptus globulus

Aroma: strong, camphoraceous Usage: B/M/V/D/HO/SS

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A powerful antiseptic traditionally inhaled for relief during the cold season. Clearing and soothing. Use in chest rubs or in a burner in the sick room. Effective in massage blends for muscular fatigue.


EUCALYPTUS STAIGERIANA - Eucalyptus staigeriana

Aroma: Lemony - verbena like Usage: B/HO/M/PR/SS/V/UV

Eucalyptus staigeriana is a very gentle (hence suitable for children) and relaxing oil and can help with everyday aches and pains. 
Contains 7.5% eucalyptol, 11.8% geraniol and 25% limonene. The aroma is beautiful, reminiscent of rubbing your fingers on a lemon verbena plant.


FRANKINCENSE - Boswellia carteri

Aroma: spicy, warm Usage: B/M/V/S

Used in skincare for rejuvenating qualities, excellent for mature skin. Deeply relaxing, aids meditation (often used in churches). A comforting and uplifting oil - a "hug in a bottle".  Warming during the cold season.


GERANIUM - Pelargonium graveolens

Aroma: fresh, floral, sweet Usage: B/M/V/P/S

Balances extremes of emotion, normalising mood swings. Excellent in skin care for all skin types.


GRAPEFRUIT - Citrus paradisi

Aroma: sharp, fresh, zesty Usage: B/M/V/SS

Revitalises, soothes and uplifts the emotions. Use in massage where there is cellulite.


JASMINE - Jasminum officinale

Aroma: floral, exotic Usage: B/M/V/P/PR/S

A relaxing and sensual oil which uplifts and is beneficial to boost confidence and self-esteem.


JUNIPER BERRY - Juniperus communis

Aroma: woody, medicinal Usage: B/M/V/D/PR

Cleansing and fortifying to the mind. Promotes increased circulation encouraging the elimination of toxins and cellulite.


LAVENDER - Lavandula angustifolia

Aroma: fresh, floral Usage: B/M/V/C/D/FB/P/PR/S

 

Relaxes, soothes, restores and balances. Eases tired muscles and balances head tension. Add one or two drops to a pillow before peaceful sleep. Can be used neat in skincare - one or two drops only. The rejuvenating and antiseptic qualities of this highly versatile oil are well documented.


LEMON - Citrus limonum

Aroma: fresh, citrus, zesty Usage: B/M/V/ D/SS/UV

Refreshing, stimulating, cleansing and antiseptic. Useful for oily skin. Use in a burner in the sickroom.


LEMONGRASS - Cymbopogon flexuosus

Aroma: fresh, grassy-citrus Usage: B/M/V/IR/SS

Refreshing and stimulating. Antiseptic and astringent properties. Excellent after strenuous exercise to help prevent muscle stiffness. Popular oil for use in burners.


MARJORAM (Sweet) - Origanum marjorana

Aroma: warm, woody, spicy Usage: B/M/V/PR

This fortifying oil was used by the ancient Egyptians and the 1st Century Greek physician Dioscorides made an ointment "amaricimum" to warm and strengthen the nerves. Eases muscles after exercise and an aid to peaceful sleep. Massage on abdomen during menstruation. Reputedly an anaphrodisiac (the opposite to an aphrodisiac!!). 


NEROLI - Citrus aurantium v. amara

Aroma: warm, floral, sweet Usage: B/M/V/P/S

Relaxing and uplifting. This exquisite sensual fragrance of orange blossom is deeply relaxing to the mind, helping to dispel anxiety and increase confidence. Excellent for dry and/or ageing skin or thread veins, encouraging new cell growth.


PALMAROSA - cymbopogan martinii

Aroma: Sweet, floral, slightly dry Usage: B/M/P/S

Palmarosa is a scented tropical grass from the same family as lemongrass and citronella but due its high geraniol content has a gentle aroma somewhere between geranium and rose. Its greatest use is that of a valuable skincare oil which hydrates and stimulates the skin and helps to balance sebum production. Use for both dry skin and blemished skin . It helps to tone crepey skin on the neck and is good for mature skin too! This underrated beauty oil has been used in ayurvedic medicine against fevers and infectious diseases. Helps to refresh and clarify the mind, helping stressful lifestyles.


PATCHOULI - Pogostemon cablin

Aroma: musky, exotic Usage: B/M/V/P/S

Ideal in oil burners for its long lasting seductive aroma. Soothing and uplifting. Helps prevent dry, chapped or cracked skin.


PEPPERMINT - Mentha piperita

Aroma: strong, minty Usage: B/M/V/FB/IR/HO/PR/SS

Cooling, refreshing, stimulating and uplifting, Traditionally used for calming digestive properties. Excellent in a footbath to soothe tired feet. Clears a stuffy head. Useful in a burner during study and concentration.


PETITGRAIN - Citrus aurantium v. amara

Aroma: floral, sweet Usage: B/M/V/P/S

Relaxing and soothing. Similar properties to Neroli - both oils obtained from the bitter orange tree. Excellent in skincare.

 

PLAI - Zingiber cassumunar

Aroma: cool, green, peppery  Usage: B/C/M/V/PR/S

Used extensively in Thailand for pain relief rubs & balms.  You can also use this neat.  Great for aches and pains in joints, nerves & muscles. 


ROSE - Rosa centifolia and rosa damascena

Aroma: Floral, light Usage: B/M/V/P/PR/S

Rejuvenating, soothing and cleansing. An exquisitely feminine oil which is excellent in skincare for dry, mature and ageing skin.


ROSEMARY - Rosmarinus officinalis

Aroma: strong, herbaceous Usage: B/M/V/E/FB/HB/HO/PR

Reviving, stimulating and clearing. Refreshing to the mind, aiding concentration. Excellent for tired muscles and weary feet. Gives hair a healthy shine.


SANDALWOOD - Santalum album

Aroma: woody, musky, sweet Usage: B/M/V/P/S

Soothing and relaxing. Excellent skincare oil for dry and ageing skin. Used in aftershave.


TANGERINE - Citrus reticulata

Aroma: mild, orange Usage: B/M/V/C

Uplifting and relaxing. A gentle oil suitable for young and fragile. A vibrant and fresh aroma.


TEA TREE - Melaleuca alternifolia

Aroma: strong, medicinal Usage: B/M/V/D/IR/S/SS

Powerful antiseptic and anti-fungal oil. Useful during the cold season in baths. Use in burners in the sick room. Add to face wash for skin cleansing. Add to a gargle or mouthwash.  Use to clean surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom.  Kills MRSA at 5% dilution.


YLANG-YLANG - Cananga odorata

Aroma: floral, exotic Usage: B/M/V/P/S

Relaxing and balancing. Known as the Flower of Flowers this sensual oil soothes and uplifts. Use in skincare for all skin types.  Used in perfumery as contains all notes: top, middle and base.



Essential Oil Usage Codes

B

Bath

C

Babies/Young Children

D

Disinfectant

DB

Do not use if Diabetic

E

Do not use if epileptic

FB

Footbath

HB

Do not use if suffering from high blood pressure

HO

Do not use with homeopathic remedies

IR

Insect Repellent

M

Massage

P

Perfume

PR

Avoid during pregnancy

S

Skincare

SS

May irritate sensitive skin

UV

Do not use on skin to be exposed to direct sunlight or sunbed

V

Vaporisation

The use of essential oils is complementary to professional help and is not intended as a substitute - always seek medical advice if symptoms persist. Do not attempt self-diagnosis or self-treatment for serious or long term problems without consulting a medical professional or qualified practitioner. Do not undertake any self-treatment while you are undergoing a prescribed course of medical treatment without first seeking advice from your doctor.

Some oils may be harmful in certain circumstances and occasional allergic reactions may occur. The Essential Oil Company Ltd. cannot take responsibility for any adverse reactions resulting from the use or misuse of essential oils.

 
   
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