Essential Oils

Benefits of Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used in many cultures throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. While the oils are still in the plant, they provide the plants with protection against predators and disease, and also play a role in plant pollination. These same properties carry forward into the essential oils and provide a range of benefits such as: Reducing Stress, Anxiety and Depression; Relieving Headaches and Migraines; Helping Sleep and Insomnia; Reducing Inflammation; Moisturizing Skin; and Relieving Itching.

Safety

Essential oils are generally considered safe to inhale or apply to the skin, as long as they've been combined with a base oil. There are recommended maximum concentrations for each essential oil depending on the intended use and which ingredient(s) it is mixed with as the base.  We follow these recommendations to the letter when making our products.  As with any product, natural or not, you should test it first to check for any irritation or allergic reaction. The following indications are for informational purposes only and should not replace seeking proper medical advice.

Essential oils are pretty powerful and are generally not recommended for children under 3.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a serious medical condition you should talk to your doctor first

Essential Oils

  • Cedarwoood (Cedrus atlantica)
    It has a mild balsamic woody odor. This essential oil is helpful for oily skin and hair, dandruff and skin irritation, acne and skin rashes, and fungal infections like athletes foot. It is also beneficial in the treatment of nervous tension, chronic anxiety, depression and tiredness. Cedarwood essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Chamomile  (Chamomilla recutica)
    This essential oil is extremely helpful on allergic or sensitive skin due to its anti-inflammatory and soothing action. It is soothing and calming, particularly when stress or anxiety is inclined to make a person fretful, irritable or nervous. Chamomile essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Coriander (Coriandrum sativium)
    Has a fresh spicy scent. Strengthening to the nervous system, a natural deodorant and good for the digestive system. Coriander essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children. It is not specifically recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
    It is a warming oil with antiseptic properties. This oil has a medicinal smell, and is very good in steam inhalations to relieve cold symptoms, sinus congestion and mucousy coughs. Eucalyptus essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children over the age of 2 and for women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
    Has a balancing effect on the skin making it suitable for dry, oily or problem skin. It is also calming to the nervous system, making it useful for treating anxiety, tension and restlessness. Geranium essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Ginger Root (Zingiber officinalis)
    It has a pungent, lemony, hot taste with stimulating properties, and is deeply warming. It can help to strengthen immunity, settle the stomach and relieve flatulence and nausea. Ginger Root essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Jasmine (Jasminum officinalis)
    This is an uplifting essential oil. It can relax both physical and emotional tensions, and create a sense of enjoyment. It's beneficial for treating hot, dry and inflamed skin, especially if it is linked to emotional stress. Jasmine essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children over the age of 2 and for women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    This oil has a familiar sweet fragrance. It is relaxing, soothing and balancing. It is very healing and may be used for burns, sunburn, wounds, bites, dermatitis and any inflammation of the skin. It promotes rapid healing and helps prevent scarring. It also has a mild analgesic property which helps in the treatment of general aches and pains like headaches and muscular pain. Lavender essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
    Has a strong, fresh-grassy and lemony odor. This oil is toning and deodorizing, and can be used to treat open or blocked pores and acne. It is a mild antidepressant, that will relieve stress and nervousness exhaustion and can soothe a headache. Lemongrass essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children over the age of 2. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
    Has an extremely sweet smell. Beneficial for the treatment of stress, nervous tension and insomnia. Mandarin essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children and women who are pregnant or nursing.
  • Orange (Neroli) (Citrus aurantium)
    Possesses a refreshing floral smell. It relaxes and uplifts, therefore it will benefit people who feel depressed, exhausted, anxious and confused. Also useful for treating mature skin. Neroli essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli)
    This oil has a dry, musky, woody odor. It is stimulating and strengthening, and can help skin tissue to regenerate and improve scar tissue and stretch marks. Can also be used to treat nervous exhaustion, stress and anxiety. Patchouli essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
    A cooling menthol oil, it is good for coughs, asthma, sinusitis, flu and head colds. Its stimulating and analgesic properties make it very effective for neuralgia, muscular pains, migraines and headaches. Peppermint essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children over the age of 6 and women who are pregnant. It is not recommended for women who are nursing.

  • Pine Sylvestre (Pinus slvestris)
    This oil has a refreshing, sweet, woody smell. It's very good for respiratory complaints like colds, asthma and flu. It also stimulates the circulation. Pine essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
    A warm herbal aroma. It stimulates the circulation and is excellent for hair and scalp problems, including poor hair health, hair loss and dandruff. Its antiseptic quality makes it beneficial for colds, flu and coughs too. Rosemary essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children over the age of 6 and women who are pregnant or nursing.

  • Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    This oil is an excellent germicidal and antifungal, so helps with athletes foot, verrucas, warts and other skin infections. It is also excellent for cold and flu relief. Tea Tree essential oil is generally considered safe for topical use by children and women who are pregnant or nursing.