Essential Oils of the Month
Cypress is one of the best oils for supporting the emotions during difficult times. It is also good for oily, acne-prone skin, excessive sweating, respiratory problems, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and for aiding the removal of toxins.
Hyssop is a warming, purifying and rejuvenating oil. Useful for respiratory problems, nervous disorders, fighting infection, regulating the menstrual cycle, promoting digestion and soothing aches and pains.
Spanish Lavender Sage is gentler than Dalmatian Sage. Excellent for brain health and cognitive function. Also good for the nervous system, colds, headaches, muscle and joint pain, cleansing the body and balancing hormones.
Galbanum essential oil has been used since ancient times. Although not commonly used in aromatherapy it has some really useful properties and is particularly good for persistent pain and healing and rejuvenating the skin.
Manuka essential oil, also called New Zealand Tea Tree, has similar properties to Tea Tree but a less pungent aroma! Excellent as an insect repellent and for soothing for bites, stings, skin problems, and balancing the mood!
Bergamot Mint essential oil has a citrus fresh aroma with gentle mint undertones. Ideal for calming stress, anxiety and digestive discomforts including nausea. Also beneficial for winter respiratory problems and sore muscles.
Petitgrain essential oil is a lovely choice for your New Year's blends. Uplifting yet relaxing it's great for nervous exhaustion, anxiety and for beating the January blues. Also great for the skin, boosting immunity and easing digestive problems.
Mandarin essential oil has a sweet, bright, orangey, citrusy scent that we all know well! It’s a great oil to use as we move into Autumn not least because of its association with the colour orange, like our beautiful Autumn leaves, but also because it's a lovely therapeutic oil to support and uplift us through change, which is what this season is all about!
Palmarosa essential oil (Cymbopogon martinii) is most well known for skincare, but also has a multitude of other uses! Originating from India and Pakistan, the oil has a long history of use in traditional Ayurvedic medicine and skincare. Like last month’s oil, Lemongrass - and also Citronella - Palmarosa belongs to a family of tall, herbaceous, scented grasses (Poaceae), and is now cultivated in Indonesia, Africa and Brazil, as well as the Indian sub-continent.
Organic Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon) is a wonderfully versatile aromatherapy oil. The best oil is cold pressed from the peel of the fruit, which is harvested from the lemon tree that originates from Asia – but is now naturalised throughout the Mediterranean. Lemon essential oil is mainly produced commercially in Sicily.