Aromatherapy Home Use Course ~ Autumn 2015

Aroma BottlesAromatherapy & Self Care Techniques for Home Use

Starting Tuesday 29th September here at the Evergreen Clinic of Natural Medicine.

Learn from an Expert: the basics of treating common ailments with aromatherapy oils; blending your own creams, body lotions and essential oils; caring for your emotional and physical well-being using simple-to-learn techniques.
The course will be led by Eileen Doody, M.I.F.A., M.I.M.T.A., CST-T. Eileen is the Evergreen Clinic’s resident aromatherapist who now has more than twenty years experience in full-time professional practice.
The cost is €99 for the six evening course. Includes course notes and materials.

Want to book a place? Or some further info?

Call Eileen here at the Evergreen Clinic: 021 496 6209 (office hours) or email Eileen at info@evergreenclinic.ie.

Essential Oils

Essential oil labels are colour-coded according to the oils’ plant origin, e.g. green for herb, orange for citrus, brown for tree/bark, ruby for spice/exotic and mauve for flower, a valuable aide-de-memoir when blending. Labels also show the country of origin and the latin name of the plant so that, because our oils are sourced from single countries of origin and, in almost all cases, single plant species, you know exactly the species and origin.

We always work hard to source high quality oils at competitive prices from our various contacts in different countries, which we have built up over twenty years. This, plus working hard on the business front to keep overheads low, means we are able to offer high quality at lower prices than is commonly available.

Most of the time we have oils in stock which don’t make it onto the price list, so if you’re looking for something unusual do ask as we may have it in stock. If not, we will be happy to order it specially for you, which will usually take one to two weeks, depending on the supplier. Likewise we are always happy to give a competitive quote for larger quantities than those listed.

5ml10ml25ml50ml100ml
Angelica rootAngelica archangelica England€19.50
BasilOcimum basilicum India€7.95€15.95€26.95€44.95
BayPimenta racemosa W. Indies€7.75€11.45€19.75€34.75€59.50
Benzoin pourableStyrax benzoin Sumatra€4.75€8.95€14.95€24.95
Bergamot completeCitrus bergamia Sicily€6.95€12.95€22.95€37.95
Birch SweetBetula lenta
U.S.A.
€7.75€13.95€21.50€34.95
CajeputMelaleuca cajeputi Indonesia€4.95€8.95€13.95€19.95
CardamomElettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton
India
€9.95€19.95
CarrotseedDaucus carota France€6.75€10.95€21.95€38.95€74.50
Cedar atlas organicCedrus atlantica France€5.95€11.65€18.95€34.95
Chamom. GermanMatricaria recutita Egypt€16.95€31.95€59.95€117€225.00
Chamom. RomanAnthemis nobilis UK€12.75€22.95€47.95€77.50€139.50
Cinnamon leafCinnamomun zeyl. Sri Lanka€3.95€7.95€12.95€19.95
Citronella Cymbopogon nardus Sri Lanka€4.25€7.95€12.50€19.95
Clary sage organicSalvia sclarea France€7.45€13.25€28.95€53.95€97.50
Clary SageSalvia sclarea Russia€8.75€16.95€29.95€53.45
Clove bud organicEugenia caryoph. Madagascar€7.85€15.95€25.45€43.95
CorianderCoriandum sativum Russia€6.95€12.95€20.95€34.95
Cypress organicCupressus semp. France€9.25€19.45€36.95€63.95
DillAnethum graveolens
England
€5.65€10.95€17.50
ElemiCanarium commune Phillipines€7.85€15.95€27.50€46.95
Eucalyptus glob. organicEucalyptus globulus Portugal€3.95€6.95€10.45€13.95
Eucalyptus cit.Eucalyptus cit. China€4.75€9.75€13.95€21.45
Eucalyptus smithii organicEucalyptus sm. Portugal€3.95€7.45€12.50€19.95
Fennel sweetFoeniculum vulg. Hungary€5.65€10.95€17.95€29.50
Frankincense
wild
Boswellia Carteri
Somalia/ France
€10.45€23.95€35.95€59.95
GalbanumFerula galbaniflua England
€12.95€24.95€47.50
Geranium
Pelargonium grav. Egypt€7.95€16.95€26.9546.95
Geranium BourbonPelargonium grav. Reunion€9.95€21.50€34.95€62.50
Geranium Rose organicPelargonium grav. Egypt€8.45€13.95€27.50€47.50€85.75
GingerZingiber off. India€6.25€12.95€19.95€35.54
Grapefruit pinkCitrus paridisi USA€4.75€9.45€14.95€22.50
Grapefruit whiteCitrus paridisi Florida USA€6.25€12.95€19.95€35.45
Juniper berry Juniperus comm. Macedonia€8.45€15.95€28.50€49.95
Laurel leafLaurus nobilis L. Hungary€6.95€12.95€22.95€37.95
Lavender organicLavandula angust. France€8.95€18.50€31.95€54.95
LavenderLavandula angust.
Bulgaria
€6.45€12.75€19.95€32.50
Lemon organicCitrus limonum Italy€4.95€8.95€14.50€22.95
Lemongrass organicCymbopogon citratus Bhutan€4.45€9.95€15.95€26.95
Lemon MyrtleBackhousia citriodora€7.75€13.45€27.95
LimeCitrus aurantifolia Mexico€5.75€10.95€16.50€26.95
Mandarin organicCitrus reticulata Sicily€7.25€14.95€24.95€42.50
ManukaLeptospermum scop. N.Z.€11.75€21.95€46.25€82.95€160.00
Marjoram sweetOriganum marjorum Egypt€7.25€12.95€22.95€37.50
Marjoram wild organicThymus mastichina Spain€7.45€13.95€23.95€39.95
May changLitsea cubeba N.Z.€4.45€9.25€16.95€25.95
MyrrhCommiphora species Somalia€8.45€15.45€32.95€54.95€99.00
Myrtle lemonBackhousia citriodora Australia€8.95€14.95
Myrtle redMyrtus communis Morocco€7.45€13.95€24.95€44.95
NiaouliMelaleuca viridiflora Indonesia€5.95€11.45€17.95€29.50
NutmegMyristica fragrans Indonesia€7.45€14.95€22.50€39.95
OpoponaxCommiphora erythraea France€7.95€15.25
Orange organicCitrus aurantium Mexico€3.95€7.45€12.95€18.75
OreganoOriganum vulgari Turkey€9.95€16.95€31.95
PalmarosaCymbopogon martini India€4.95€9.95€17.95€29.95
ParsleyPetroselinum crispum Egypt€6.95€12.75€27.50€48.95POA
PatchouliPogostemon cablin Indonesia€4.95€7.95€14.95€19.95
Pepper black organicPiper nigrum Madagascar€7.25€13.45€27.95€42.95€75.95
Peppermint organicMentha pip. India€6.95€12.95€20.95€35.00
PetitgrainCitrus aurantium fol. Paraguay€5.95€10.95€16.75€28.45
Pine organicPinus sylvestris France€9.25€19.95€29.45€52.45
Pine Pinus sibirica Siberia€4.75€9.95€15.45€23.50
RavensaraRavensara arom. Madagascar€8.95€18.65€27.50€52.50
Rosemary organicRosmarinus off. Spain€6.45€12.75€18.45€29.95
RosewoodAniba rosaeodora India€8.45€15.95
SpearmintMentha spicata U.S.A.€4.95€9.95€15.95€26.95
Spruce BlackPicea mariana USA€11.95€22.95€37.50€67.50
TangerineCitrus reticulata Blanco U.S.A.€8.45€15.95€27.50€44.95
Ti tree organicMelaleuca altern. Australia€6.25€11.95€17.95€25.95
Thyme redThymus zygis L. Spain€10.45€21.50€36.75€64.95
Thyme soft (linalol) organicThymus vulg. CT linalool France€9.95€19.95€45.00€77.50POA
ValerianValeriana officinalis€14.95€26.95€63.50
Vetivert BourbonVetiveria zizanoides Reunion€7.75€13.45€27.95€46.95€89.95
WintergreenGaultheria procumbens L. China€4.75€8.95€12.75€21.95
YarrowAchillea millefolium England€11.95€19.50POA
Ylang Ylang organicCananga odorata Madagascar€9.95€18.95€32.95€56.50

We are happy to take your order by phone or fax: 021 496 6029

Rose Otto, Absolutes & the Rare & Exotic

There are always a few oils that don’t make it onto the price list, so if the exotica you want is not listed do give us a ring. If we don’t have the oil you want, we’re happy to order specially for you. Usually takes 5-10 days.

2ml5ml10ml25ml
Angelica rootAngelica archangelica England€8.95€19.50
Coffee absoluteCaffea arabica France€21.95 2gms
Immortelle organicHelichrysum ital. Corsica€22.95€51.95
Immortellehelichrysum ital.
France
€12.95€27.95€49.95
Inula (sweet)
organic
Inula graveolens France€35.95
Jasmine absoluteJasminum grandiflorum Egypt€21.95€49.95€84.50POA
Melissa organicMelissa off. France€24.00€58.00POAPOA
MelissaMelissa off. England€16.95€36.95€67.50
NeroliCitrus aurant. Bigarde Tunis€19.50€43.95€78.95
Pink Lotus absoluteNelumbo nucifera India€25€56
Rose absoluteRosa damascena Mill. Bulgaria€19.95€44.95€79.95POA
SandalwoodSantalum austrocaledonicum
New Caledonia
€10.95€24.50€43.75€74.95
SandalwoodSantalum album India€14.95€32.50€59.50
Seaweed absoluteFucus vesiculosis
France

€24.50
SpikenardNardostachys grand. India€15.95€29.95€64.95
ValerianValeriana off. U.K.€14.95€26.95€63.50

We are happy to take your order by phone or fax: 021 496 6029

Vegetable Oils & Fixed Oils

50ml100ml250ml500ml1 litre5 litres
Almond sweet c.p.u.€3.95€5.95€8.95€15.95€60.00
Apricot oil organic€10.45€22.50€37.95
Argan oil
organic
€10.95€19.95€39.95
Avocado organic€6.95€12.95€22.95
Castor Oil€4.95€9.95€15.95
Evening Primrose cpu€7.45€12.95€27.50€47.95
Glycerine vegetable€5.95€12.45€19.95€29.95
Jojoba c.p.u. organic€11.95€24.95€47.5078.95
Rosehip seed organic low temp. CO2 extract - superb quality€14.50€25.95€53.50€92.50
Sesame seed cpu organic€12.95
Sunflower c.p.u. organic€8.45
Vitamin E complex extract€6.95€10.95€23.95€39.95
Wheatgerm c.p.€8.95€19.95€35.95

We are happy to take your order by phone or fax: 021 496 6029

Skin & Hair Care Products

Natural Cosmetics Based on Plant-Origin Ingredients

Very Skin Friendly
Lovely for Delicate or Sensitive Skin and Normal Healthy Skin

Unperfumed ~ Not Tested on Animals

Our skin and hair-care products mostly derive from natural plant-based ingredients such as sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, palm oil, cider vinegar, sea salt etc., so they are very skin friendly. Whether you want to care for healthy skin to keep it that way, or need to look after delicate and sensitive skin, you should enjoy using these simple, non-perfumed, plant-based cosmetic products.

Our skin and hair-care products are all formulated so they can accept extra quantities of base oils and/or essential oils, so you can easily make up personalised formulations for yourself or your clients.

We hope you enjoy the simplicity and gentleness of our kind-to-the-skin natural cosmetics which have stood the test of time over more than two decades.

Moisturising Cream with Infused Oil of Carrot ~ SLS & Parabens Free

The popularity of our carrot moisturising cream is hardly surprising when you consider the wonderful natural ingredients, including infused oil of carrot, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter and oil of wheatgerm, rich in vitamin E. This hydrating and readily absorbed cream deserves to be thought of as a rich and luxurious skin-food, suitable for the most sensitive skin. A beautiful stand-alone moisturiser, this carrot-oil cream will readily accept the addition of your own formula of base and essential oils.

60g120g250g500g1kg5kg10kg
€ 7.25€ 12.95€ 17.95€ 24.50€ 36.00€165.00€315.00

Apricot Facial Scrub

Finely ground sweet almond shells gently exfoliate dead skin cells while the soothing vegetable glycerine, sweet almond oil and apricot extract moisturise the living tissue.

60g120g250g500g1kg
€ 6.45€ 11.25€ 16.95€23.95

Moisturising Lotion & Cleansing Milk

An SLS & parabens free moisture lotion based on sweet almond oil, vegetable glycerine and cocoa butter, natural and nourishing ingredients suitable for all skin types and total body use. Our cleansing milk is based on sunflower oil and cocoa butter, cleaning the skin and pores by emulsifying dirt and impurities without causing dryness or stripping natural oils from the skin. Together they make a gentle & effective combination in any cleanse & moisturise regime. For a toner use one of our organic hydrolats such as rose or orange blossom water, a soothing refresh for the face and mind.

Moisturising Lotion
100ml250ml500ml1 litre5 litres
€ 5.95€10.95€17.95€32.00€130.00
Cleansing Milk
100ml250ml500ml1 litre
€ 5.45€ 10.45€ 15.95€ 22.95

Shampoo & Conditioner

A shampoo derived from coconut oil and a conditioner based on sweet almond oil, gentle and caring products for all hair types, and thanks to the natural oil based hair-care formulas, they are especially suitable for damaged hair and sensitive scalps. If you wish, personalise your hair-care by adding a total of 1%-2% of appropriate essential oils and giving the bottle a darn good shake. (Consult a good aromatherapy book or a professional aromatherapist to determine what oils are suitable for your needs).

100ml250ml500ml1 litre
Shampoo€ 5.75€ 9.95€ 15.95€ 27.95
Rosemary Shampoo (2% organic Rosemary oil)€6.95€12.95€21.50€36.95
Shampoo organic€4.25€7.95€13.95€21.50
Organic Rosemary Shampoo€6.45€11.45€19.95€34.95
Conditioner€ 5.85€ 10.95€ 18.95€ 32.50

Foam Bath & Shower Gel

Even our foam bath is very gentle on the skin, thanks to the simplicity of a mere four ingredients: cocamide (an ingredient derived from coconut oil), a gentle foaming agent, water and salt. Perfect for a bubbly soak while caring for your skin. You can of course add 1-2% of appropriate essential oils for a special personalised bath or shower, if you wish. Our shower gel too is formulated to be kind to skin, based around cocamide, cider vinegar and sea salt with a minimum of preservative and a mild foaming agent.

100ml250ml500ml1 litre
Foam Bath€ 5.45€ 8.95€ 14.95€ 24.50
Shower Gel€ 5.95€ 9.95€ 16.95€ 27.50

Bath Oil

Made from oils of sweet almond & wheatgerm (one of nature’s finest anti-oxidants, rich in vitamin E) the oil disperses evenly throughout the bath water, thanks to a surfactant, so that your whole body is in contact with the oil while you soak. When you emerge from the bath, the bath oil replaces the natural layer of oil over the whole skin area. (Non-dispersible bath oils simply float on the surface of the water, limiting the amount of skin contact that is possible). For a specifically moisturising bath, add about one to two capfuls of bath oil, and maybe a few drops of rose otto for that Cleopatra (or Anthony?) feel. For moisturising purposes, make sure the water is not too hot and soak for not more than ten minutes. When you get out of the water, gently pat your body dry to avoid rubbing the oil off.

Just one note of caution: Bath oils make the bath seriously slippery. 

Take extra care getting in and out of the bath.

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We are happy to take your order by phone or fax: 021 496 6029

Infused ~ Macerated Oils

Our infused oils are made from cold pressed, unrefined, organic sunflower or sesame oil and dried organic herbs. When available we use fresh herbs from our organic garden. The result is a superb quality infused oil, wonderfully thick and rich, with no colourings or additives.

100ml250ml500ml
Arnica flowers macerated in sweet almond oil€ 11.95€ 24.95€ 39.95
Calendula (marigold) petals infused in sweet almond oil€ 7.75€ 15.95€ 27.95
Carrot Root macerated in sesame oil cpu organic€ 14.50€ 32.95
Cayenne fruit (chilli) infused in almond oil€9.95€20.95€34.95
Comfrey leaf macerated in sweet almond oil€7.25€14.95€25.95
St. John's Wort€ 10.95€ 22.95€ 39.95

We are happy to take your order by phone or fax: 021 496 6029

Solid Oils, Waxes, Excipients & Miscellany

100g250g500g1kg
Beeswax Buttons yellow€ 6.45€ 13.95€23.50
Cocoa Butter €6.95€ 14.95€ 27.95€ 44.95
Glycerine (vegetable)
€5.95€12.45€19.95
Green Clay edible grade€ 11.95
Shea Butter €7.25€15.95€26.95
White Soft Paraffin€ 12.95€ 21.95€ 37.95

We are happy to take your order by phone or fax: 021 496 6029

Hydrosols/Floral Waters

Floral waters, also known as hydrosols, hydrolats, or distillates, are valuable therapeutic tools for the aromatherapist. A product of the steam which gently passes through the plant material when an essential oil is distilled, hydrolats embody many of the medicinal virtues of both the plant and the essential oil. (Beware of inferior floral waters synthesised from essential oils and distilled water, or made merely from synthetically perfumed water. These will generally have a much less subtle aroma with far fewer notes).

100ml250ml500ml1 litre
Chamomile Roman€3.95€7.95€13.95€23.95
Chamomile German€3.95€7.95€13.95€23.95
Frankincense Somalia (distilled England)€4.45€8.45€14.25
Geranium€5.95€10.95€17.95
Jasmine England€7.95€14.50€24.95
Lavender organic France€5.25€9.95€16.95€26.50
Myrtle floral water not hydrosol - contains a preservative€6.75€12.95€22.95
Neroli (orange blossom) distilled England € 6.65€ 13.45€ 23.45
Rose Bulgarian€ 5.95€ 10.95€ 17.95€ 28.95
Ti Tree organic€ 6.75€ 13.25€23.95€ 38.95
Yarrow
England
€4.45€7.95€12.95
Witchhazel organic€ 7.65€ 17.45€ 27.95

Hydrolats are especially pleasant in the bath (use about 25ml) giving the bathwater a luxurious silky feel  with an aroma and therapeutic properties similar  to the essential oil, but more gentle on the skin. However, hydrolats are most widely used as beautifully aromatic skin toners.

Most of our floral waters are organic, and all are the product of distillation, except for jasmine and honeysuckle which, though they smell wonderful, are not available as true hydrolats.

We are happy to take your order by phone or fax: 021 496 6029

Herbal Creams & Aloe Gel

These vegan creams, with added herbal extracts, are free from any animal products and have not been tested on animals.  They have, though, been used for decades by humans and are very well liked for their hypoallergenic, and moisturising properties, with the added advantage of their herbal properties. Apply generously two or three times per day as required.

The aloe vera plant has long been prized for its soothing properties, especially with regard to burns such as sunburn. Our aloe gel is a soothing whole plant (aerial parts) extract, suitable for all ages.

60g120g250g500g1 litre
Aloe Vera Gel€ 6.95€11.95€ 19.95€ 32.95€ 49.95
Arnica € 6.95€ 11.95€ 17.95€ 27.95€ 45.95
Calendula€ 6.75€ 10.95€ 16.95€ 26.95€ 42.95
Chamomile€6.95€11.95€17.95€27.95€45.95
Chickweed€6.75€10.95€16.95€26.95€42.95
Comfrey€6.75€10.95€16.95€26.95€42.95
Witchazel€6.65€10.65€15.95€25.95€39.95
Ti Tree Pessaries x 15€10.45

We are happy to take your order by phone or fax: 021 496 6029

Fluid Extracts & Organic Herbal Tinctures

Our herbal tinctures are practitioner quality extracts (many organic) offered here at substantially below typical high street prices. We have only listed a few of the most popular of the nearly two hundred different herbal tinctures which we keep in stock, so if you want something that isn’t listed, do enquire. We also offer some fluid extracts which are, typically, five times stronger than tinctures.

Regretably, due to a new EU ruling, herbal tinctures and extracts are no longer available for sale.
Herbal medicines are still available when prescribed by a qualified herbalist after a consultation. If you would like a consultation a medical herbalist, contact us at the Evergreen Clinic - 021 496 6209 or see our clinic website: Evergreen Clinic of Natural Medicine

We are happy to take your order by phone or fax: 021 496 6029

Bottles & Jars, etc.

Amber Glass BottlesEachPack of 10
5ml Essential Oil with dropper & cap€ 0.45€ 4.10
10ml Essential Oil with dropper & cap€ 0.85€ 8.00
25ml Essential Oil with dropper & cap€ 0.85€ 7.95
50ml Essential Oil with dropper & cap€1.10€9.95
100ml Essential Oil with dropper & cap€0.65€5.95
25ml Amber glass round + Cap€0.95€8.75
30ml Amber glass round with rubber-topped pipette€1.90€17.95
50ml amber glass round + cap€ 0.95€ 8.25
100ml amber glass round + cap€ 1.45€ 12.95
150ml amber glass round + cap€ 1.95€ 17.95
Amber Glass JarsEachPack of 10
30g€ 1.55€ 14.95
60g€1.95€ 18.50
120g€ 2.10€ 19.95
Plastic Bottles EachPack of 10
100ml + Cap€ 1.30€ 11.95
100ml + Fliptop€ 1.80€ 16.45
100ml + Spray-top €1.85€16.95
250ml + Cap€ 1.10€ 9.95
250ml + Flip-top€ 1.75€ 15.95
250ml + Spray-top€1.95€17.95
500ml plastic + Cap€ 1.25€ 10.45
1 litre + Cap€ 1.45€ 13.45
MiscellaneousEachPack of 10
Spray Insert€ 0.85€ 7.25
Flip-top€0.75€6.75

We are happy to take your order by phone or fax: 021 496 6029

Essential Oil Uses

Common NameLatin NameProperties
BasilOcimum basilicumWarming and stimulating. Traditionally used to aid concentration, clear headaches & ease mental fatigue. An antispasmodic oil for tired muscles, chest and digestive complaints.
BenzoinStyrax benzoinSedative, soothing and warming. Inhalations for coughs, sore throats and chest problems. Tradionally used to aid sleep and dispell grief and lonliness. Is added to skin preparations for irritated and dry skin.
BergamotCitrus bergamia Considered relaxing and uplifting. A good antiseptic for acne, cold sores and skin care, cystitis and chest infections. A natural deodoriser when vaporised. Can be photosensitising - should not be used on skin exposed to sun.
CapejutMelaleuca cajeputiVery stimulating and penetrating aroma. Excellent for colds, coughs and sinus infections. Antiseptic. Used for muscle and joint pains.
Cedar AtlasCedrus atlanticaA soothing oil. Traditionally used for cleansing ceremonies. This oil can be helpful for insomnia. Also used for barber's rash, acne, scalp irritation. Excellent for chest congestion.
Chamomile, GermanMatricaria recititaContains more azule than Roman Chamomile and therefore is deep blue. It's properties and aroma are stronger than Roman chamomile..
Chamomile, RomanAnthemis nobilisStrongly sedative, soothing and anti-inflamatory for inflamed skin, arthritic joints and hayfever. Useful for womens problems, digestive disturbances and insomnia. Safe for babies to ease teething, colic and crankiness
Cinnamon LeafCinnamomum zeyl.A beautiful scent. Used as an air freshener, to keep germs at bay. Helps rid the air of tobacco fumes. Not recommended for use directly on the skin
CitronellaCymbopogon nardusA refreshing lemony scent, used as an air freshener and insect repellent.
Clary-sageSalvia sclereaDeeply relaxing. Excellent nerve tonic. Antispasmodic properties used for aching muscles, back pain and period cramps. Also for asthma, migraine and womens problems. Do not use after taking alcohol as it may induce very lurid dreams.
Clove BudEugenia caryoph.A powerful antiseptic. Not recommended for use on the skin. Vaporise to keep germs at bay.
CorianderCoriandum sativumWarming and stimulating. Useful for the digestive system and for rheumatic aches and pains, as well as aching muscles and chills.
CypressCupressus sempervirensRelaxing and refreshing. An astringent for circulatory problems. May help relieve piles and varicose veins. Also used for aching muscles, asthma and heavy periods. An anti-perspirant and deoderant.
Eucalyptus GlobulusEucalyptus globulusStrongly antiseptic for chest and sinus infections, colds and cystitis. Useful for rheumatism and arthritis.
Eucalyptus CitriodoraEucalyptus citriodoraA lemon scented species paticularly useful for inflamed joints and tendonitis or busitis.
Eucalyptus SmithiiEucalyptus smithiiA gender species suitable for use with young children and babies instead of Eucalyptus globulus.
Fennel, SweetFoeniculum vulgareExcellent for catarrhal congestion and as a digestive tonic. Detoxifying for cellulite and water retention. Oestrogen-like for menopausal symptoms and P.M.T.
FrankincenseBoswellia thurfera/carteriiDeeply relaxing aroma. Used to prevent wrinkles and heal scars and stretch marks. For respitory problems as it encourages slower, deeper breathing. An aid to meditation and relaxation.
GeraniumPelargonium graveolensWidely used for women's problems and skin care. Balancing for hormones and emotions. Use cautiously on very sensitive skins.
GingerZingiber officinaleWarming and stimulating. Used for cold's and 'flu'. Stimulates the circulation and digestion. Relieves nausea.
GrapefruitCitrus paradisiExcellent refreshing properties for the body and mind. Reputedly helpful for jet lag. Also considered detoxifying.
JasmineJasminum grandiflorumNot available as an essential oil. The absolute is produced by extraction with solvents and should be used with caution. A deeply sensual aroma. Used for depression, skin care, and as a reproductive tonic. Said to improve self confidence.
JuniperJuniperus communisA sedative oil for the mind, but very stimulating for the body. A diuretic and urinary antiseptic. Avoid in pregnancy and kidney disease.
Lavender Lavandula angustifoliaThis is the most versatile and popular oil. Healing and balancing for the body and soul. Used for skin care and relaxation. Safe for children. Acne, burns, bruises, colds, flu, athletes foot,etc, etc.
LemonCitrus limonumRefreshing and uplifting. Tonic for circulation and the immune system. Reputed to remove warts, verrucae and corns, as well as detoxifying the body.
LemongrassCymbopogon citratusUseful for mental and physical fatigue and overworked muscles. Relaxing to the mind. Also for open pores and acne. A fungicidal oil.
MandarinCitrus reticulataGentle enough to use on babies and the elderly. Excellent for insomnia and digestive disturbance. Also used for stretch marks and scarring.
Marjoram, SweetOriganum majoranaA warming and soothing oil. Used for anxiety, grief, insomnia and stress. Also for muscular, digestive and menstrual pain, constipation and migrane.
MyrrhCommiphora myrrhaA relaxing aroma, with excellent healing properties. Especially good for sore throats, slow healing wounds and fungal infections.
NeroliCitrus aurantium AmaraDistilled from the flowers of the Orange tree, this oil has a truly beautiful aroma, but is expensive. Excellent for sensitive skins. Used for all sorts of anxiety and depression. Safe to use in pregnancy. Also good for the digestive system. Said to improve self confidence.
NiaouliMelaleuca viridifloraA close relative of tea tree. Similar properties to capejut and eucaliptus.
NutmegMyristica fragransA very potent oil. Warming and stimulating. Traditionally used for the digestion and as an anti-infectious oil. Not recommended for home use.
Orange,SweetCitrus sinensisRelaxing and refreshing. A good digestive tonic.
PalmarosaCymbopogon martiniA sweet aroma. Excellent for nervous exhaustion and stress related problems. Also for skin care.
PatchouliPogostemon cablinPeople love or hate this aroma. Very balancing emotionally and physically. Useful for the circulation and dry or chapped skin, as well as general skin care.
PeppermintMentha piperitaExcellent for headaches and migrane, digestive problems, nausea and sinusitus. Do not use on children under 3.
Pepper, BlackPiper nigrumStimulating, warming and toning. Used by dancers and athletes to promote suppleness and muscle tone. Aches pains and chills. A digestive tonic. Avoid in kidney disease.
PetitgrainCitrus aurantiumFrom the leaves of the orange tree. Similar to Neroli in action but far less expensive, the aroma is less refined but still delightful. An excellent relaxant, yet uplifting and a useful antispasmodic, especially for nervous diarrhoea and tummy problems. Good for sensitive skins.
PinePinus sylvestrisEnergising and antiseptic. For stress, fatigue and burnout. Respitory infections.
Rose OttoRosa damascenaDistilled from the rose. It takes very many petals to produce a few drops, which explains the high cost. The absolute is produced by solvent extraction and therefore only the Otto should be used in aromatherapy. The most feminine of oils. Considered excellent for grief and depression. Also a reproductive tonic. Used for skin care.
RosemaryRosmarinus officinalisSome caution with this oil as there are several contraindications. However, excellent for stimulating the brain, clearing the senses and treating headaches. Also respiratory catarrh and sinusitis. Digestive problems and muscle or joint pain. Very stimulating.
Sandalwood AgmarkSantalum albumRelaxing and sensual. A special affinity for the respitory and urinary systems as a disinfectant. Soothes dry coughs and sore throats. Also used in skin care. Balances sebum production and therefore good for all skin types.
Spearmint Mentha spicata Much sweeter and less piercing than peppermint. Similar uses.
Spruce, BlackPicea mariana Similar to pine, but more pleasing aroma.
Tea TreeMelaleuca alternifoliaEffective against bacteria and fungi. Used for acne, spots, abscesses, athlete's foot, ringworm and thrush. Also mosquito bites, stings and grazes. Cold's and flu - boosts the immune system.
VetivertVetivera zizanoidesA heavy aroma which is excellent as a sedative. Balancing for the mind and body.
Ylang-Ylang 3Cananga odorataA sweet aroma. Can lower blood pressure and deepen the breathing. Excellent sedative for extreme anxiety. Traditionally used for the skin and hair. Too much can be rather nauseating.
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