Aromatherapy: How to use Sage Oil

Refreshing and cleansing, sage has long been associated with wisdom and healing. Its sharp aroma has warm undertones and traces of camphor. There are several hundred varieties of sage cultivated around the world. Originating from Asia and the Mediterranean, its main use is as a culinary herb. The essential oil, distilled from the leaves, is … Read moreAromatherapy: How to use Sage Oil

Aromatherapy: Healing with Myrrh Oil

An unassuming, thorny shrub, myrrh thrives in the arid regions surrounding the Red Sea. Red gum oozes from the cracks and fissures in the bark, which is collected and distilled to give a rich, amber-coloured essential oil. This was used by the ancient Egyptians and was prized throughout the Middle East as a sacred incense … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Myrrh Oil

Aromatherapy: Healing with Lemon Oil

Zesty lemon is a top note oil with a refreshing citrus scent. It imparts a feeling of health and wellbeing, lifts the spirits, stimulates the body and cleanses the home. Lemon is a versatile scent that blends well with most other essential oils and gives a lift to heavier aromas. Boost your circulation Lemon invigorates … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Lemon Oil

Aromatherapy: Healing with Clove Oil

Clove trees are cultivated throughout the tropics and the dried flower buds are used to spice foods. A potent essential oil is distilled from the buds, which is highly antiseptic and analgesic. You can use clove oil to treat toothache, but you should always use it with caution. It can, even in low concentrations, irritate … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Clove Oil

Aromatherapy: How to Use Citronella Oil

Citronella is the quintessential aromatherapy oil. Whereas other essences stimulate the mind and body to improve your circulation, lift your mood or relax your muscles, with citronella the smell itself is all important: its lemony, slightly sweet aroma is a wonderful natural insect repellent. As such, it can be used in body lotions and sprays … Read moreAromatherapy: How to Use Citronella Oil

Aromatherapy: Healing with Cinnamon Oil

A familiar flavouring of biscuits, puddings and cakes, cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices. The essential oil is potent, with a peppery, dry, spicy aroma – an excellent warming restorative oil for anyone feeling tired, cold and weak. It stimulates the mind and body and is effective in treating stress-related complaints. Therapeutic uses … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Cinnamon Oil

Aromatherapy: Healing with Benzoin Oil

Benzoin is obtained from the resin of the Styrax benzoin tree. It has been prized in the East for centuries as an incense to fumigate and dispel evil spirits. The resin is dissolved in alcohol solvents to give benzoin oil, which has remarkable energising and rejuvenating effects of the mind, body and spirit. It’s rich, vanilla-like … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Benzoin Oil

Aromatherapy: Healing with Cajeput Oil

Cajeput oil is steam-distilled from the leaves, twigs and bark of an evergreen tropical tree native to Australia and Indonesia. The tree is closely related to tea tree and eucalyptus, and the oil’s properties are also similar. Cajeput is known as ‘white tea tree’ due to its striking white bark. Wide range of healing Cajeput’s … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Cajeput Oil

Aromatherapy: How to use Basil Oil

The woody, balsamic aroma of bay, with its spicy undertones, is regarded as a masculine scent. It is valuable in aromatherapy for its cleansing effects on the mind, body and spirit. Laurel bay, a native of the Mediterranean, has been a symbol of wisdom and peace for thousands of years. An oil can also be … Read moreAromatherapy: How to use Basil Oil

Aromatherapy: Healing with Basil Oil

The essential oil is basil is produced by steam-distilling the herb, resulting in a sweet, spicy fragrance evocative of sunny Mediterranean holidays. Basil’s uplifting and strengthening effects on the nervous system make it a valuable oil for treating anxiety and depression. Its restorative properties can also help treat symptoms of stress and tension. Powerful decongestant … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Basil Oil