Essential Oils of the Month
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, 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!
Lemon essential oil is a versatile oil. It is particularly helpful for stimulating immunity and preventing infection. It is also beneficial for the circulatory, digestive and respiratory systems and for oily/blemished skin.
May Chang (Litsea cubeba) essential oil is steam distilled from the berries of a small tropical tree, native to China and other parts of East Asia. The Latin name comes from the fact that the plant's berries resemble 'cubed' seeds (or peppers).