ESSENTIAL OILS

ESSENTIAL OILS

 

 

BASIL (Ocimum basilicum)

Steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops. Our oil comes from Madagascar and is Certified Organic.

A light, fresh, sweet-spicy aroma with a balsamic-woody undertone.

Antidepressant, antiseptic, carminative, cephalic.

Considered to be one of the finest oils for clearing the mind, relieving mental fatigue, promoting focused concentration, and stimulating creativity and productivity.

 

BLACK PEPPER (Piper nigrum)

Steam distilled from the unripe, sun-dried peppercorns. Our oil comes from Madagascar and is Certified Organic.

A fresh, dry, woody, warming and spicy aroma.

Analgesic, antiseptic, warming, stimulating, tonic, subtle aphrodisiac.

Highly recommended for the treatment of muscular aches, pains and stiffness, as well as tired aching limbs and arthritis. Considered to be gently aphrodisiac and helpful in alleviating feelings of sexual “stuck-ness” or frigidity.

 

CEDARWOOD (Cedrus atlantica)

Steam distilled from the wood chips and sawdust. Our oil comes from Morocco and is Certified Organic.

A deep, warm and woody aroma that is also slightly camphorous.

Antiseptic, sedative, aphrodisiac, antiseborrheic, astringent.

Considered to be excellent for dealing with problem, acne-prone and oily skin as well as for improving hair health. Great as an energy tonic to alleviate lethargy and instill feelings of sensual confidence.

 

CINNAMON LEAF (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Steam distilled from the leaves and twigs or inner dried bark. Our oil comes from Madagascar and is Certified Organic.

A warm, dry and sweet-spicy aroma.

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, stimulant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, tonic.

Considered to be among the top antibacterial essential oils. Highly effective and useful against the early stages of colds and flu, viral infections, compromised immune systems, and digestive discomforts.

 

CYPRESS (Cupressus semperivens)

Steam distilled from the needles and twigs of young branches. Our oil comes from France and is Certified Organic.

A refreshing smoky, woody-dry aroma.

Antiseptic, diuretic, tonic, astringent, venous decongestant.

Considered to one of the best essential oils to treat sluggish blood circulation because it has a restorative action on the veins too. Reputed to be an effective remedy for menstrual imbalances, painful periods, bronchitis, emotional trauma and excessive perspiration.

 

FENNEL (Foeniculum vulgare dulce)

Steam distilled from the dried fruits. Our oil comes from Bulgaria and is Certified Organic.

A sweet liquorice-like aroma.

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, expectorant, lymphatic decongestant.

Known to be an effective detoxing oil often used to treat fluid retention, cellulite and obesity. Often helpful for the treatment of UTIs, menopausal symptoms, digestive discomforts and catarrh.

 

GERANIUM (Pelargonium graveolens)

Steam distilled from the leaves and stalks. Our oil comes from South Africa and is Certified Organic.

A sweet, green, leafy-rosy, floral aroma.

Antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, tonic, lymph stimulant, balancing.

A valuable skincare essential oil for all types of skin because of its balancing properties, toning action and cell-regenerating effects. Known to be beneficial for treating cellulite, fluid retention, bruises, scars, depression, mental fatigue, PMS and hormonal imbalances.

 

HELICHRYSUM (Helichrysum odoratissimum)

Steam distilled from the flowering tops. Our oil comes from South Africa and is ethically wild harvested.

A unique tea-fruity aroma.

Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, cicatrisant, diuretic, lymphatic stimulant, detoxing.

Well known for its ability to stimulate all the organs responsible for detoxifying the body and for its superb anti-inflammatory, anti-bruising and cell-regenerating properties. Highly effective in wound/scar healing and acne treatment.

 

LABDANUM (Cistus ladaniferus)

Steam distilled from the twigs. Our oil comes from France.

A warm, sweet, herbaceous woody-musky aroma.

Cicatrisant, cytophylactic, antiseptic, decongestant, astringent, tonic, sedative, lymphatic stimulant.

Considered to have exceptional cell-regenerating properties so it is highly effective for aging, damaged or scarred skin, acne, eczema and all chronic skin disorders.

 

LEMON (Citrus limon)

Expressed from the peels. Our oil comes from South Africa and is organically grown.

A fresh, zesty typical fruity aroma.

Antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, cicatrisant, diuretic, tonic, detoxing.

Considered as a great mind-clearing and refreshing oil able, to lift one’s spirits and overcome mental fatigue. It is beneficial in skincare for toning, balancing sebum levels and as an antiseptic.

 

MANDARIN (Citrus madurensis)

Expressed from the peels. Our oil comes from Southern Africa and is organically grown.

A happy, sweet typical fruity aroma.

Antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, sedative, digestive tonic.

In France this oil is considered “the children’s remedy” and is gentle and safe to use for all childhood disorders, and also during pregnancy to alleviate the many discomforts that occur during this time. Beneficial for restlessness, tummy upsets, colic, gas, restless legs, insomnia, anxiety, water retention. This is also an effective and appropriate choice of essential oil to treat these same discomforts in elderly people. We use a max of 0.3% of this oil in any of our Mom+Baby products.

 

ORANGE SWEET (Citrus Aurantium dulcis)

Expressed from the peels. Our oil comes from South Africa and is Certified Organic.

A soft sweet typical fruity aroma.

Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, detoxing, antispasmodic, digestive tonic, lymph stimulant.

This refreshing oil is cheerful and ideal to use when life becomes too serious and we need to lighten up! It reduces feelings of pessimism, anxiety and doubts. It helps to settle digestive discomforts, cramps and insomnia.

 

PEPPERMINT (Mentha piperita)

Steam distilled from the partially dried herb. Our oil comes from South Africa and is organically grown.

A fresh mint-like aroma.

Analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, decongestant, stimulant, skin tonic.

A highly effective remedy for all digestive and respiratory discomforts, including sinusitis. It helps to relieve headaches, can ease mental fatigue, clears the head and promotes lateral thinking, focus and concentration.

 

ROSE ABSOLUTE (Rosa centifolia)

Alcohol extraction of the concrete. Our oil comes from Morocco.

A deep, exquisite, sweet, rosy, honey-like aroma.

Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrisant, sedative, tonic.

Rose is considered to be a most complex essential oil with the most diverse therapeutic properties of all essential oils! It is effective in all levels of life – for the soul, spirit and body. It soothes feelings of fear, anger, despair, frustration, irritability and is uplifting and comforting in times of grief and sorrow. It is great for treating stress, headaches and nervous insomnia. Well known for its excellent benefits when included in skin preparations as it is hydrating, softening, regenerating, toning, and can ease puffiness, redness, broken veins and inflammation.

 

ROSEWOOD (Aniba rosaeodora)

Steam distilled from the chipped wood. Our oil comes from South America.

A refreshing sweet-woody, floral-spicy aroma.

Antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, bactericide, cephalic, cytophylactic, stimulant, tonic.

Reputed to be an overall balancing and calming oil without inducing any drowsiness, so it can be very useful for use during meditation and any spiritual healing. Rosewood is said to have the ability to lift more than just the mind and emotions – it can “lift the soul” – making it an intensely therapeutic and special oil. It is very useful for sensitive skins as it has a gentle non-irritant healing action, helps to diminish wrinkles, scars and stretch-marks, and can ease headaches and chronic fatigue. The exquisite sweet aroma, coupled with the deep feel-good psychological effects of this oil, make it useful as a gentle aphrodisiac.

 

TEA TREE (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Steam distilled from the leaves and twigs. Our oil comes from South Africa and is Certified Organic.

A spicy aromatic sanitary aroma.

Antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, bactericide, expectorant, fungicide, immuneostimulant, stimulant.

This oil is well known for its powerful healing properties against infections and respiratory complaints such as bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis, whooping cough and the aches and pains that usually accompany a cold or the flu. It is recommended for the treatment of athlete’s foot, insect bites, cold sores, dandruff, acne – in fact most problems of the skin, as well as fungal infections. Tea Tree is a great oil to use at the first signs of any infection starting because of its powerful ability to stimulate the immune system into a response action. And for psychological and emotional benefits, this oil invigorates, uplifts and helps to build feelings of confidence. In extremely low dilutions it is regarded as safe during pregnancy and for children. We use a max of 0.2% of this oil in any of our Mom+Baby products.

BERGAMOT (Citrus bergamia)

Cold expression from the peel. Our oil comes from Italy and is Certified Organic.

A light and fruity aroma that is delicious and uplifts the spirits, bringing sunshine into rainy days.

Analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, sedative, emotionally uplifting, tonic, deodorising.

Considered to be safe during pregnancy and for children, this fresh oil is great for easing the myriad of discomforts that inevitably occur during pregnancy. We use a max of 0.5% of this oil in any of our Mom+Baby products.

 

CARROT SEED (Daucus carota)

Steam distilled from the dried seeds of the wild carrot. Our oil comes from the United Kingdom.

A strange earthy, dry and woody aroma with slightly spicy undertones.

Cytophylactic, carminative, diuretic.

Considered to be a superb choice for all skincare products, especially facial products, as it tones mature/dry skin and helps to prevent wrinkles by its revitalizing and cell-regenerating properties.

 

CHAMOMILE ROMAN (Anthemis nobilis)

Steam distilled from the flowering tops. Our oil comes from South Africa and is Certified Organic.

A floral, apple-like and slightly sweet herbaceous aroma.

Analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, digestive, sedative, antidepressant.

Considered to be one of the most gentle and safe essential oils for use during pregnancy and for children. Known for its calming and balancing effects. Highly effective in alleviating colic, indigestion, anxiety, migraines, insomnia, PMS, teething pain, flatulence, skin irritations, and grumpy, discontented or hyperactive emotions. We use a max of 0.3% of this oil in any of our Mom+Baby products.

 

CLOVE BUD (Eugenia caryphyllus)

Steam distilled from the dried flower buds. Our oil comes from Madagascar and is Certified Organic.

A strong, sweet and spicy aroma.

Analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, stomachic, antimicrobial, tonic.

Considered to be among the top antiseptic essential oils. Known to be effective against toothache and digestive discomforts, warming against the chills of colds and flu, and is a great mental tonic against drowsiness.

 

EUCALYPTUS RADIATA (Eucalyptus radiata)

Steam distilled from the leaves. Our oil comes from South Africa and is organically grown.

A fresh, distinctive typical eucalyptus aroma.

Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, decongestant, diuretic, expectorant, immune stimulant.

For decades eucalyptus has been used in cough and cold remedies and as a powerful antiseptic to kill airborne germs and fight infections and bronchitis. It also soothes the acute pain of shingles, muscular aches and pains, burns, blisters, abrasions, as well as arthritis, catarrh, sinusitis. It is great for clearing the head of negative feelings and allowing the mind to be receptive of new possibilities. In extremely low dilutions the radiata variety is regarded as safe during pregnancy and for children. We use a max of 0.5% of this oil in any of our Mom+Baby products.

 

FRANKINCENSE (Boswellia neglecta)

Steam distilled from the resin. Our oil comes from Somalia and is Certified Organic.

A fresh, slightly camphorous aroma.

Antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, expectorant, sedative.

Highly recommended for use in skincare products due to its cell-regenerating and scar/wound healing properties. Known to alleviate various skin problems, respiratory conditions, anxiety and stress-related conditions, and for stilling an overburdened mind.

 

GRAPEFRUIT (Citrus paradise)

Expressed from the peels. Our oil comes from Southern Africa and is organically grown.

A typical fruity and fresh aroma.

Antidepressant, antiseptic, diuretic, lymphatic stimulant, tonic.

Considered to be beneficial for the treatment of water retention, cellulite, sluggish lymph circulation, nervous exhaustion, stress, oily skin, lethargy and feelings of low self-worth.

 

JUNIPER (Juniperus communis)

Steam distilled from the dried, crushed or slightly dried rip berries. Our oil comes from Hungary and is Certified Organic.

A woody-sweet, fresh, pine-needle like aroma.

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, calminative, detoxing, tonic, diuretic, lymphatic decongestant.

Well known for its effectiveness against sluggish lymph drainage and detoxing properties. Juniper oil is warming and stimulating and may ease mental fatigue, digestive discomforts and UTIs.

 

LAVENDER (Lavandula abrialis)

Steam distilled from the flowering tops and stalks. Our oil comes from South Africa and is organically grown.

A sweet, floral herbaceous refreshing aroma.

Lavender has so many properties it is known as the most versatile and popular of all essential oils and is often referred to as the “mother” of essential oils. It is well known, recommended and proven to have therapeutic benefits on every single system and organ of the body. In extremely low dilutions it is regarded as safe during pregnancy and for children. We use a max of 0.6% of this oil in any of our Mom+Baby products.

 

LEMONGRASS (Cymbopogon citrates)

Steam distilled from the fresh or partly dried leaves. Our oil comes from South Africa and is Certified Organic.

A sweet, soft and fresh lemon aroma.

Analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, deodorizing, sedative, tonic, disinfectant.

Considered to be highly energizing, uplifting and great to jumpstart one’s day! Excellent for the treatment of sprains and sports injuries, a good tonic for skin and indigestion relief.

 

MYRRH (Commiphora wildii)

Steam distilled from the resin. Our oil comes from Namibia and is ethically wild harvested.

An earthy, smoky, fresh and slightly lemon-sweet aroma.

Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrisant, sedative, tonic.

Known to be uplifting yet relaxing, it eases an over-active mind and is helpful during meditation. Highly recommended for the treatment of chronic wounds and damaged skin that is slow to heal, eczema and chapped and aging skin.

 

PATCHOULI (Pogostemon cablin)

Steam distilled from the dried and fermented young leaves. Our oil comes from Indonesia and is Certified Organic.

A warm musty, earthy aroma.

Antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrisant, sedative.

The earthy notes of this oil have a harmonizing, sensualising and stabilizing effect on the mind and help to dispel anxiety or negative emotions. When used in skincare products it is moisturising, regenerating, antiseptic and toning.

 

RAVENSARA (Ravensara aromatica)

Steam distilled from the leaves and twigs. Our oil comes from Madagascar and is ethically wild harvested.

A warm, soft rosemary-like aroma.

Anti-viral, immune stimulant, analgesic, stimulant, expectorant.

Considered safe in very low dilutions for children and during pregnancy. Known to be highly effective against colds and the flu, bronchitis, sinusitis, earache, shingles, acne, cold sores and whooping cough. Also useful to relieve mental and physical fatigue. We use a max of 0.2% of this oil in any of our Mom+Baby products.

 

ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Steam distilled from the leaves, flowers and twigs. Our oil comes from South Africa and is organically grown.

A stimulating herby, camphorous aroma.

Analgesic, antidepressant, astringent, carminative, cephalic, diuretic, stimulant, tonic.

Known to be a most invigorating and stimulating oil, for both mental and physical needs. Using rosemary first thing in the morning will kickstart your day, revitalise your body and fortify your brain for clear focused concentration! Tired, stiff and sore muscles can be eased when rosemary is applied in a blended oil. Also recommended for respiratory and digestive ailments, sinusitis, arthritic pain, dandruff and general hair-health.

 

SANDALWOOD (Santalum album)

Steam distilled from the wood. Our oil comes from Australia and is ethically harvested.

A warm, woody and lingering aroma.

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, sedative, expectorant, anti-inflammatory.

Well known for its beneficial properties for all types of skin conditions and for its legendary distinctive masculine scent. Its aphrodisiac properties can be helpful where sexual anxiety or tension exists. Also considered to alleviate depression, fear and feelings of isolation.

 

YLANG YLANG (Cananga odorata)

Steam distilled from the dry, fresh picked flowers. Our oil comes from Madagascar and is Certified Organic.

A warm, distinctive, exotic, slightly sweet and lingering aroma.

Antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, arousing yet sedative.

This oil is predominantly recognized and used for its distinct perfume and for psychological and emotional benefits, however it also is useful in skincare and haircare products as it has a balancing and regulating effect on moisture and sebum levels, and conditions dry or brittle hair. Ylang Ylang can help ease panic attacks and symptoms usually associated with stress, grief, anger and shock, as well as high blood pressure, PMS, mood-swings and depression. Its rich exotic aroma is known to induce a sensual or passionate mood and so this oil is often used – with great effect! – in aphrodisiac-appropriate products.