Essential Oils of the Month
Angelica essential oil is one of the best oils to use during convalescence. It's also good for the digestive system, circulation, detoxification, joints and muscles, stress relief, respiratory infections and skincare.
Inula graveolens is a specialist essential oil that isn't widely available. Known as the 'queen of mucolytic oils', it is excellent for respiratory problems, especially chronic conditions that aren’t responding to other treatments.
Kanuka (Kunzea ericoides) essential oil comes from the same plant family as Manuka and Tea Tree. It is a strong anti-inflammatory and also has valuable analgesic, antibacterial, anti-fungal and decongestant properties.
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!
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, immunity and digestive problems.
Mandarin is one of the safest essential oils. It's a wonderfully cheering, uplifting, stress-relieving oil that can also help with insomnia and digestive problems. Also good for oily, blemished skin and stretch marks.