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Bergamot is used in many skin care creams and lotions because of its refreshing nature. It is ideally suited to help calm inflamed skin, and is an ingredient in some creams for eczema and psoriasis. Its chemical makeup has antiseptic properties which help ward off infection and aid recovery. It is also a favorite oil of aromatherapists in treating depression.
Cedarwood Oil is used by aromatherapists to assist with acne, dandruff, dermatitis, and stress. It is currently used in commercial soaps, cosmetics and perfumes, especially men’s colognes
Citronella Essential Oil has chemical constituents which credit it as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, tonic and as a stimulant. However, most people will associate it with its insecticidal and bug-repellent properties as many commercial repellents contain Citronella. It is also used in soaps and candles, and has applications in massage to help with minor infections, and combating colds and flu. Citronella can also be used for excessive perspiration and for conditioning oily skin and hair
Clary Sage Essential Oil is viewed by aromatherapists as an antidepressant, antispasmodic, deodorant, and sedative. It is thought to provide a mild euphoric action, and act as an agent to clean greasy hair.
Cucumber extract makes a wonderful addition to skin care product for its anti-inflammatory and skin tightening properties. Cucumber is rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair. In addition, cucumber peel offers a natural source for a fresh, powerful antioxidant.
Cucumber Extract can be used to keep the facial skin soft while providing a natural sunscreen. It also acts as a skin toner and can be used in astringent. Revitalize stressed and tired skin, leaving calm, cool and radiant.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil has been used on all sorts of skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections. It is known for its clean and refreshing aroma, which makes it good for energizing and revitalizing the body.
Having a sweet licorice aroma, sweet fennel is used in aromatherapy and naturopathy and it is also believed to be invigorating, restoring, stimulating, and warming and hence it is also used in soap-making and cosmetics.
Fir Needle is a popular oil used in men’s fragrances, bath preparations, air fresheners, herbal oils, soaps, and shaving creams.
Ginger Essential Oil has warming properties that help to relieve muscular cramps, spasms, aches and ease stiffness in joints. Ginger is also viewed as an aphrodisiac and is believed to ease anxiety, renew vitality and revitalize self-confidence.
Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil is believed by aromatherapists to be a spiritual up-lifter, and to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness. It is also a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin and is sometimes added to creams and lotions as a natural toner and cellulite treatment. Grapefruit Essential Oil is reputed to ease nervous exhaustion and relieve depression
Green Tea Extract is a rich source of anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It is hailed in the natural skin care industry. It is said to help repair the effects of aging and environmental factors.
Lavender oil, which has long been used in the production of perfume, can also be used in aromatherapy. The scent has a calming effect which may aid in relaxation and the reduction of anxiety and stress. It may also help to relieve pain from tension headache when breathed in as vapor or diluted and rubbed on the skin.
Lavender oil can be used as a mosquito repellent when worn as perfume or when added to lotions or hair products.
Lemongrass Essential Oil is known for its invigorating and antiseptic properties. It can be used in facial toners as its astringent properties help fight acne and greasy skin. An excellent anti-depressant, Lemongrass Essential Oil tones and fortifies the nervous system and can be used in bath for soothing muscular nerves and pain. Lemongrass shares similar properties with citronella and has a great reputation for keeping insects away.
Lime Essential Oil has a crisp, refreshing citrus scent that has been used by aromatherapists for its uplifting and revitalizing properties. It can also act as an astringent on skin where it is reputed to help clear oily skin.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil are as follows: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous) and tonic (cardiac, circulatory). It has also been applied to combat dull skin and stress.
Palmarosa Essential Oil, which has a scent very similar to roses, is used extensively as a fragrance component in cosmetics, perfumes and especially soaps due to its excellent tenacity. Aromatherapists recommend it as an oil to diffuse during flu epidemics. Its action against viral illnesses and bacteria – coupled with the attractive smell – make it a great oil to use to disinfect a room.
Patchouli is recognized by aromatherapists as being effective for combating nervous disorders, helping with dandruff, sores, skin irritations and acne. The specific properties include use as an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobal, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, and deodorant. In the perfumery industry, it is interesting to note that Patchouli improves with age, and that the aged product is what is preferred over freshly harvested.
Peppermint Essential Oil has long been credited as being useful in combating stomach ailments. It is also viewed as an antispasmodic and antimicrobial agent. . It is known for its clean and refreshing aroma, which makes it good for energizing and revitalizing the body.
Rose oil is perfect for sensitive, dry, problem and aging skin. It has antibacterial, antiseptic, and astringent properties. Rose oil moisturizes and hydrates, it can reduce inflammation, reduce redness, tone and lift skin, heal broken capillaries, and fight wrinkles. It has also proven very useful when treating eczema.
As one of the few oils with the ability to both uplift and sedate, Rose Geranium works profoundly on the emotions. It works wonders in skincare remedies and can be used to help in the treatment of the following: acne, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, lice, mosquito repellent, ringworm, PMS, menopausal problems, and stress.
Rosemary Oil is used in hair care to stimulate hair growth and improves most scalp problems, particularly dandruff and seborrhea. It nourishes the scalp and keeps hair looking healthy and shiny. Rosemary oil is said to have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties and is also used to balance intense emotions and control mood swings. It lifts the spirits, counters depression and assist in managing stress
Rosewood Essential Oil is credited with being a bactericidal, anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic cellular stimulant, immune system stimulant, tissue regenerator, tonic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, and as an aphrodisiac. It is also regarded as a general balancer to the emotions.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses). For skin and hair, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice and dandruff.
Acts as a memory booster and anti-depressant and helps to concentrate. Thyme can help cure athlete’s foot, dermatitis, insect and animal bites, stings, and body odor.
Cicatrisant: This is a beautiful property of the Thyme Essential Oil and it adds to beauty too. This property makes the scars and other ugly spots on your body vanish. These include the surgical marks, marks left by accidental injuries, acne, pox, measles, sores etc.
Vetiver Essential Oil is said to be deeply relaxing and comforting. It is used as a base note in perfumery and aromatherapy applications.
Ylang-ylang Essential Oil can assist with problems such as high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, as well as impotence and frigidity. Spiritual practitioners claim that the users of Ylang-ylang are those who have been drawn to the oil, and who in turn, suit it. Ylang-ylang Essential Oil is best suited for use in the perfumery and skincare industries.
Vanilla oleoresin is considered a premiere sensual aphrodisiac and one of the most popular flavors/aromas. It is comforting and relaxing