Essential Oils

 

Basil

Ocimum basilicum

Digestive, respiratory, Soothing, Calming, Relaxing to muscles, Head clearing, Uplifting, Clarifying, Aphrodesiac, Mentally stimulating, Refreshing, Aid to concentration, Useful for soothing skin abrasions

Avoid use during pregnancy

Bergamot

Citrus bergamia

Respiratory, Uplifting, Clarifying, Antiseptic, Digestive, Treatment for skin hair and scalp, Refreshing, Deodorising (personal), Antidepressant

Phototoxic - do not use on skin in the sunlight

Chamomile

Matricaria chamomilla (German)

Soothing, Mildly antiseptic, Analgesic, Calming, Relaxing to muscles, Digestive, Balancing for the female reproductive system, Refreshing, Anti Inflammatory, Treatment for skin hair and scalp, Treatment for insomnia, Mild anaesthetic

Should not be used inthe early months of pregnancy

Cedarwood

Juniper virginiana

Antiseptic, Digestive, Astringent, Skin toning, Calming, Aphrodesiac, Harmonising, Strengthening, Sedative, Soothing, Diuretic

Avoid use during pregnancy

Cinnamon

Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Antiseptic, Digestive, Respiratory, Toning for skin, Aphrodesiac, Haemostatic, Astringent, Warming and soothing to skin, Uplifting

Avoid use during pregancy

Clary Sage

Salvia sclarea

Soothing, Anti inflammatory, Calming, Astringent, Tonifying, Warming, Relaxing, Uplifting, Euphoria producing, Balancing for the female system, Antidepressant

Avoid use during pregnancy, if you have high blood pressure, or after alcohol

Clove

Carophyllus aromaticus

Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Slightly aphrodisiac, Analgesic, Carminative, Digestive, nervine, Respiratory, Warming

Avoid use during pregnancy

Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens

Balancing to the female reproductie system, Stimulating, Circulatory, Respiratory, Decongestive, Head Clearing, Antispasmodic, Gently diuretic, Refreshing, Relaxing, Astringent, Treatment for skin, Deodorising

Avoid if you have high blood pressure, and duing pregnancy

Eucaluptus

Eucalyptus thurifera

Head clearing, Refreshing, Stimulating, Uplifting, Invigorating, Respiratory, Decongestive, Antiseptic, Cooling, Cleansing, Anti inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Analgesic

Avoid use if you have high blood pressure or are an epileptic

Frankincense

Boswellia thurifera

Nervine, Respiratory, Restorative, beneficial to the female system, Rejuvinating, Comforting, Relaxing, Soothing, Fear dispelling

Geranium

Pelargonium graveolens

Antiseptic, Antidepressant, Anti inflammatory, Diuretic, Balancing, Tonifying, Warming, refreshing, relaxing, Harmonising, Treatment for skin

Jasmine

Jasinum grandiflora

Relaxing, Uplifting, Beneficial to the female system, Aphrodesiac, Strong and sensual stimulant, Soothing, Confidence building, Anti depressant, Fear dispelling, Skin softening

Avoid use during pregnancy

Juniper

Juniper communis

Nervine, Diuretic, Analgesic, Relaxing to muscels, Cleansing, Toning, Balancing, Relaxing, Digestive, Appetite stimulating, Circulatory, Carminative, Refreshing, Invigorating, Antiseptic

Avoid use during pregnancy

Lavender

Lavundula officinalis

Head clearing, Respiratory, Skin healing, Nervine, Relaxing to muscles, Digestive, Sedative, Calming, Balancing to emotions, Analgesic, Antibacterial, Decongestive, Antidepressant, Refreshing, Relaxing, Soothing

Lemon

Citrus Limomum

Antiseptic, Physically stimulating, Skin tonic, Anti bacterial, Astringent, Diuretic, Circulatory, Refreshing, Cooling, Uplifting, Stiulating, Motivating, Deodorising

Phototoxic - do not use on the skin in sunlight

Marjoram

Origanum majorana

Antispasmodic, Carminative, Respiratory, Nervine, Calming, Relaxing to muscels, Digestive, Sedative, Warming, Fortifying

Avoid use during pregnancy

Myrrh

Commiphora myrrha

Healing, Digestive, Anti inflammatory, Respiratory, Tonic, Stimulating, Antifungal, Astringent, Antiseptic, Toning, Strengthening, Rejuvinating, Expectorant

Avoid use during pregnancy

Neroli

Cirtus aurantium

Antibacterial, Calming, Healing to the skin, Circulatory, Nervine, Digestive, Sedative, Antidepressant, Aphrodesiac, Relaxing, Fear dispelling

Orange

Citrus aurantium

Relaxing, Astringent, Refreshing, Uplifting, Antidepressant

Patchouli

Pogostemon patchouli

Nervine, Anti inflammatory, Aphrodesiac, Sedative, Relaxing, Insect repellant, Antiseptic

Peppermint

Mentha piperita

Digestive, Carminative, Respiratory, Anti inflammatory, Balancing to the female system, Cooling (and warming), Clearing, Relaxing to muscels, Refreshing

Avoid use during pregnancy

Pine

Pinus sylvestris

Respiratory, Antiseptic, Nervine, Deodorising, Stimulating, Refreshing, Invigorating

Pine oil should not be used on people with sensative skin as it may cause irritation

Rose

Rosa domascena (rose otto)

Antibacreial, Balancing, Astringent, Antiseptic, Antidepressant, Anti inflammatory, Aphrodesiac, Digestive, Relaxing, Soothing, Sensual, Confidence building, Beneficial to the female system

Rosemary

Rosemarinus officinalis

Invigorating, Digestive, Nervine, Respiratory, Circulatory, Muscular, Uplifting, Refreshing, Clarifying, Treatment for skin hair and scalp, Memory enhancing

Avoid use if you have high blood pressure, are pregnant, or epileptic

Sage

Salvia offinalis

Diuretic, Analgesic, Antiseptic, Nervine, Relaxing, Decongestant, Refreshing, Apitite stimulant, Healing to skin, Deodorant and antiperspirant, Astringent, Stimulating

Avoid use during pregancy

Sandalwood

Santalum album

Digestive, Calming, Relaxing, Soothing, Softening and healing to skin, Antispasmodic, Anti depressant, Sedative, Warming, Confidence building, Grounding

Tea Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia

Antiseptic, Disinfectant, Circulatory, Stimulating, Respiratory, Decongestive, Strengthening to the immune system, Insect repellent

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Antiseptic, Disinfectant, Circulatory, Stimulating, Respiratory, nervine, Cleansing and toning to the skin hair and scalp, Relaxing to muscels, Refreshing, Strengthens the immune system, Fortifying

Avoid use during pregnancy

Ylang Ylang

Cananga odorata

Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Sedative, Nervine, Relaxing, Soothing, Euphoric, Antidepressant, Toning, Balancing

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Oils for Hair

Everyone like their hair to smell fresh and sweet - however, when using essential oils in your shampoos and conditioner you can also acheive so much more!  Not all scents are always listed, so if you can not find what you are after, please drop me and emal and I will reply within 12 hours.

Basil:

Oily hair. Promotes growth

Chamomile:

Fine to normal hair. Gives golden highlights

Clary sage:

All types of hair. Dandruff treatment

Lavender:

Normal hair. Scalp treatment for itchiness, dandruff, and even lice!

Lemon:

Oily hair. Gives golden highlights; treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands

Myrrh:

Dry hair. Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands

Patchouli:

Oily hair. Dandruff treatment

Peppermint:

Dry hair. Promotes hair growth

Rose:

Fine hair. Soothes scalp

Rosemary:

Oily hair. Dandruff treatment; promotes hair growth

Tea tree:

Oily hair. Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands

Ylang-ylang: Oily hair. Dandruff treatment

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