Patchouli essential oil can be used to treat a plethora of skin conditions ranging from dry and chapped skin, to helping to balance oily skin or acne flare-ups. When used blended in massage, it can help encourage new skin growth and aid the healing of scars.
Frankincense essential oil has been used for centuries and has a connection with spiritual and religious applications. It is perhaps most famous for being part of the trilogy of gifts from the three wise men to the baby Jesus: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.
Lavender essential oil is usually number one on the ‘most popular essential oil’ list and there is good reason for that. If you have only one oil in your cabinet at home, make sure it is Lavender oil! It has a multitude of purposes and can be used safely around the home and for pets and children.
Lemongrass essential oil has a powerful lemony and uplifting aroma and can be utilized in Aromatherapy in a number of ways. Generally it is not used undiluted, however when it is blended it makes a good massage oil for any muscular aches and pains or sore joints.
Drinkers of Earl Grey tea will recognise the scent of Bergamot essential oil as this is what is used to flavor the tea. Possessing many properties, Bergamot oil can be used to treat a range of issues including depression, stress and skin conditions.
Eucalyptus essential oil is a well recognized oil and has a pleasant, fresh and energizing aroma. Very helpful for the treatment of colds and flu, it can help clear the airways and relieve congestion.
Jasmine Absolute is one of the most fragrant and beautiful aromas in the world. Highly prized in perfumery and fragrancing, the essential oil is extracted via a solvent and a large amount of flowers are required to make just a single drop of this precious oil.
One of the main properties of Geranium essential oil is its ability to improve various skin conditions and also improve circulation. Therefore when used in Aromatherapy, it is a good oil to help alleviate such conditions as chillblains, bruising and cellulite.
It’s nearly time to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in 2017. It seems this year has flown past very quickly, perhaps this is a symptom of getting older!
Sesame Seed Oil is a popular choice for using in massage therapy. It is a really good all over body moisturizer and emollient which promotes soft and supple skin. It has a very light odor and spreads easily across the skin leaving no greasy or cloying feeling.