Essential Oils

Essential Oils are concentrated oils or essences derived from parts of a plant such as leaves, sterns, peels, flowers roots barks or twigs. They can penetrate deep into our skin or blood stream delivering effective potent healing power to the body. Extracted through steam distillation method, they evaporate and are aromatic and a little goes a long way. Their quality depends on several factors like extraction facilities, cultivation process and country of origin which determine the soil quality.



Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum)

Botanical Name

Cuminum Cyminum

Part:

Seeds

Origin:

Egypt

Extraction:

Steam distillation

Note:

Middle and Base

Appearance:

Deep Golden Yellow

Fragrance

Strong and spicy

 

Cumin is a popular spice and used all over the world. Cumin oil contains Cymene, Cuminic Acid, Limonene, Dipentene, Pinene and Phellandrene in its composition.

Health

Cumin seed oil prevents and treats bacterial diseases both internal (stomach, colon and intestines and external (eyes, skin, and ears). It reduces gas formation in intestines detoxifies your body and eliminates waste materials. A low dose of cumin seed oil supports digestion and boosts the system. It inhibits wound infections and is useful in treating all kind of spasms like convulsions, cramps, non-stop coughs, and pains.

Brain

It stimulates brain activities and alertness and reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. Its soothing sensation relaxes mind and body. The fresh aroma of cumin seed oil helps in aromatherapy. It improves memory and restores your energy.

Menstrual cycle

It balances estrogen hormones and maintains a regular menstrual cycle by enhancing uterus health and immunity.

Precautions

Pregnant women should avoid cumin seed oil usage. It is phototoxic, therefore after applying it on your skin, do not expose your skin to sunlight. If your skin is exposed to the sun, it can cause irritation and redness. Cumin seed oil must be used in low concentration, as high dose can cause nausea and headache. 

 

Carrot (Daucus Carota)

Botanical Name:

Daucus Carota

Part:

Seed

Origin:

Europe

Extraction:

Steam distillation

Note:

Middle

Appearance:

Yellowish brown color

Fragrance:

Earthy, root-like and woody fragrance  

 

It is extracted from the dried seeds of wild carrots. Wild carrots are annual or biennial herb containing large leaves with white flowers. The word “Carrot” is derived from a Greek word “Caroton.” Carrot oil has viscous consistency.

Health

Carrot oil is helpful in curing stomach, kidney and mouth cancers. It fights against infections as well as  stimulates metabolism process and blood circulation. Considered a natural detoxifier, it detoxifies tissues, blood, and other internal organs. Carrot oil can improve eyesight.

Mind and Fragrance

Carrot oil stimulates brain functions, and as a result enhances memory and alertness. Its soothing aroma reduces mental stress and anxiety.

Beauty and hair

Carrot oil protects skin against wrinkle and other aging signs. A rich source of Vitamin A, it is used in many beauty products to treat dry and damaged skin. It also lightens the skin tone and boosts hair growth.

Precautions

Carrot oil is not suitable for pregnant women or asthmatic patients. If taken in high dose, it can cause vomiting. A patch test is recommended for testing its reactions.

Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia)

Botanical Name:

Citrus Bergamia

Part:

Citrus Peel

Origin:

Italy

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Top

Appearance:

Green/Golden
 

Fragrance:

Fresh, citrusy and slightly floral

 

 

 It is a member of citrus fruits. It is used in regular green tea known as Earl Grey.

 

Health

Bergamot oil is used for reducing fungal, viral and bacterial infections. It facilitates digestion by increasing the secretion of bile and digestive acids. It is helpful in reducing body temperature and fever. It can kill intestinal worms in children.

Beauty

It can fade scars, spots and even tone the skin, delivering clear and smooth skin.

Mind

Bergamot oil is effective in relieving depression and anxiety. It decreases nervous tension and relaxes the mind.

Fragrance

Its natural and refreshing aroma makes it an excellent deodorant or air freshener.

Precautions

Do not expose your skin to the sun after using bergamot oil as it can cause skin sensitivity and reaction to the sun.




Rose (Rosa Damascena)

Botanical Name:

Rosa Damascena

Part:

Flowers/Petals

Origin:

Persia

Extraction:

Solvent Extracted or Steam Distilled

Note:

Middle

Appearance:

Deep Red (Rose Absolute) and Light Yellow (Rose Otto)

Fragrance:

Strongly floral and sweet.

 

Rose oil is considered as one of the most complex oils as it contains almost 300 elements in its composition. Its steam distillation is done carefully as high heat can damage the aroma of the oil.

Health

Rose oil reduces inflammation and speeds up the healing process of wounds. It reduces intestinal and muscles contraction. It provides a protective shield against viruses. It cures diseases that are caused by bacteria like typhoid, diarrhea, etc. It purifies the blood and reduces excessive bleeding by speeding up blood clotting and coagulation.

Mind and emotions

Rose oil is antidepressant; it reduces depression, stress, and relaxes the mind. It is a natural tonic for the nervous system, as it stimulates the nervous system and protects it from injuries. It overcomes anxiety.

Fragrance

Rose oil has a beautiful and refreshing aroma. It floral aroma is popularly used in many perfumes. It is widely used in room freshener sprays. Its soothing aroma makes it perfect for aromatherapy.

Skin

Rose oil gives you a youthful skin by making it fresh and shiny. It is an effective remedy for removing acne and scars giving you a spotless and clear skin.

Precautions

Rose oil must be taken in mild concentrations. As in high concentrations its strong aroma can cause headache. It is safe for pregnant women, but a high amount can cause damage to the fetus.

Cedarwood ( Cedrus Atlantica)

Botanical Name:

Cedrus Atlantica

Part:

Wood

Origin:

North America

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Base

Appearance:

Light Golden Yellow

Fragrance:

Woody and sweet

 

Cedarwood is a member of the Cupressaceous family. It grows up to 100 meters in 1000 years. It is usually found in cold climates.

Health 

It prevents septic infection in wounds and reduces inflammation. Cedarwood oil is effective in relieving spasms and ailments. It is an effective health tonic that boosts your metabolism, fight obesity and high blood pressure. It treats some dental problems and strengthens gums. 

Home care

It is used as a natural insect repellents.  Its woody scent is in high demand in making perfumes.

Hair and Skin

Cedarwood oil is used as an excellent skin cleanser and is ideal for treating acne. It decreases hair loss and hydrates dry scalp.

Mental 

Cedarwood oil reduces depression and stress.

Precautions

It is a strong oil therefore not suitable for internal use. It can cause vomiting, nausea and digestive issues. A high concentration on the skin can cause irritation. Test it on a small patch to check skin reactions.


 

Fennel Sweet (Foeniculum Vulgare)

Botanical Name:

Foeniculum Vulgare

Part:

Seeds

Origin:

Mediterranean

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Top/Middle

Appearance:

Clear with a Faint Yellow Tinge

Fragrance:

Sweet, spicy and licorice-like

 

Health

It treats digestive problems, reduces gut spasms, cures constipation and gastric problems and kills intestinal worms. It speeds up healing of wounds and prevents infections. It is useful for breastfeeding mothers as it increases milk production.

Weight loss

It is a useful remedy for weight loss as it boosts your metabolism and suppresses your appetite.

Blood

Fennel sweet oil purifies blood and increases blood circulation. It is also helpful in balancing the amount of sodium in the blood.

Body functions

It stimulates all your body functions including respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system and boosts your immunity system.

Fragrance

It has a sweet aroma that relieves stress and anxiety.

Menstrual cycles

Fennel sweet oil is effective in balancing female hormone. It is useful in treating menopause and regulate menstrual cycles.

Precautions

It can cause an allergic reaction. Therefore, it is not safe for children and pregnant women. Use fennel oil with 

 




Lemon ( Citrus Limon)

Botanical Name:

Citrus Limon

Part:

Citrus Rind

Origin:

Unknown

Extraction:

Cold pressed and steam distillation

Note:

Top

Appearance:

Pale Yellow to Deep Yellow

Fragrance:

Rich, sharp and citrus 

 

 

A member of the citrus family, lemon is loaded with vitamins especially vitamin C. It is widely used in cooking due to its unique taste and aroma.


Health

Due to the abundance of vitamin C, lemon oil boosts the immune system and guards against diseases. It is beneficial for asthma patients as it clears nasal passage. Its soothing and sharp aroma reduces depression and stress and can help alleviate insomnia. It is helpful for weight reduction.

Skin and Hair

Lemon oil rejuvenates dry and damaged skin leaving a bright and refreshing skin. It reduces pimples, dark spots and excessive oil on the skin. It can also strengthen hair and add shine to it.

Home care

Lemon oil is used as a cleanser for dishes and metallic surfaces. It antioxidant component can reduce spots from fabric and other surfaces.

Fragrance

Its citrusy smell makes it a good ingredient in making soaps, detergent and perfumes.

Precautions

Lemon oil that is extracted by cold pressure is phototoxic – can react when exposed to UVA rays while steam distilled oil which yields lemon essential oil is not phototoxic. It is not suitable for topical use.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citratus)

Botanical Name:

Cymbopogon Citratus

Part:

Grass

Origin:

India

Extraction:

Steam Distilled

Note:

Top

Appearance:

Pale Yellow to Vivid Yellow

Fragrance:

Fresh, lemony, earthy.



Health

Lemongrass oil reduces inflammation and body pains. It prevents wound infections and reduces the growth of bacteria. Lemongrass oil is useful in reducing gas and bloating and stimulates the digestive system. It cures both internal and external fungal infections. It is useful to reduce excessive bleeding.

Mind

Its calming and soothing aroma reduces stress and anxiety level. It promotes nervous activities and prevents disorders.

Repellent

Lemongrass oil is a natural insect repellent and can be applied on the skin for repelling insects.

Fragrance

Its fresh and citrusy aroma makes it a perfect component used in cooking and in perfume composition. Its aroma removes bad odour and refreshes the air.

Precautions

Pregnant women should not use it as it can cause miscarriages. Lemongrass oil is not suitable for children. Test it on a patch of skin to check for allergy reaction.

Sandalwood (Santalum Album)

Botanical Name:

Santalum Album

Part:

Wood

Origin:

South Asia

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Base

Appearance:

Clear with a Yellow Tinge

Fragrance:

Sweet, woody and floral 

 

Sandalwood oil is taken from 40 to 80 years old tree, with the older tree being ideal as it yields stronger aroma.

 

Health

Sandalwood oil protects internal and external wounds. It has anti-inflammatory properties that is helpful in relieving pain. It relaxes blood vessels and reduces contractions. It is useful in treating insomnia.

Skin

It is a potent essential oil that prevents skin cancer. Sandalwood oil is useful in treating acne .

Brain

Sandalwood oil has a floral and soothing aroma that boosts and reactivates nervous system. It increases brain alertness. Its calming aroma reduces anxiety and depression. It is used as a natural relaxant. It improves brain concentration and memory.

Fragrance

Sandalwood oil is widely used in cosmetics and religious practices because of its soothing aroma. Its aroma repels and keeps away bugs and insects and also removes bad odour.

Precautions

For application on skin, mix sandalwood oil with any carrier oil to reduce possibility of skin irritation. Pregnant women and people with several allergies should avoid it.




Peppermint (Mentha Peperita)

Botanical Name:

Mentha Piperita

Part:

Leaves & flowers

Origin:

Mediterranean

Extraction:

Steam distillation

Note:

Top

Appearance:

Clear with a Yellow Tinge

Fragrance:

Minty

 

It is also cultivated in USA, Italy, Great Britain and Japan. Its fresh and menthol-like aroma makes it suitable for aromatherapy.

Health

Peppermint oil is a natural painkiller and relaxant. It reduces body and muscles pains. Its soothing effect cools down muscles as well as reduces body temperature. It is quite helpful in treating sinus and clear nasal passage as well as removing bad breath. It improves blood circulation and plays a significant role in improving indigestion and bloating. It is helpful in balancing hormones and reducing nausea.

Skin

Its cooling sensation calms skin rash and redness. It is beneficial for treating acne and clearing your skin complexion.

Hair

It stimulates hair growth and thickens your hairs. It is used in many shampoos for reducing hair loss.

Insect repellent

Its strong aroma repels insects. You can apply it on the skin while going outside to keep bugs away.

Precautions

It is safe for topical use. When used internally it can cause problems like flushing, heartburn, and mouth sores. Peppermint oil can also cause anal burning. Pregnant and nursing women should avoid it, as little information is available about how it will affect them.

 

Orange ( Citrus Sinensis)

Botanical Name:

Citrus Sinensis

Part:

Citrus peel

Origin:

China

Extraction:

Cold pressed

Note:

Top

Appearance:

Greenish Orange

Fragrance:

Sweet and citrusy

 

Orange oil is versatile and inexpensive with various benefits. It can be used both internally and topically. It is utilized for both household and commercial purposes.

Relaxant

The Orange oil acts as a natural relaxant as it has a soothing aroma. It reduces fatigue and provides relief from stress, depression and anxiety.

Anti-inflammatory

Orange oil reduces inflammation and anti-biotics’ side effects. Its intake helps in treating fever and flu.

Antiseptic

It prevents wounds from getting infected with various bacteria, and boosts the healing process of wound and cuts.

Diuretic

Orange oil speeds up the excretory system and increases toxic materials excretion from the body. It improves digestive system and reduces gastric issues.

Fragrance

It has a fresh and citrusy aroma that provides relief against depression and stress.

Insect repellent

Orange oil has a strong smell that is not bearable for houseflies so it is a natural repellant to them.  

Precautions

If orange oil is taken in large quantity, it can cause vomiting and nausea. Orange oil is phototoxic and can cause irritation if exposed to sun after application.

 

Rosemary ( Rosmarinus Officinalis)

Botanical Name:

Rosmarinus Officinalis

Part:

Flowers and leaves

Origin:

Asia

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Middle

Appearance:

Clear

Fragrance:

Fresh, slightly medicinal, herbaceous and sweet

 

It is originally from Asia but also cultivated in Tunisia, Yugoslavia, and France. Hebrews, Egyptians, Romans and Greeks take rosemary as a sacred herb while in Mediterranean region it is used as a culinary herb.

Health 

It is effective against constipation, bloating, and stomach cramps. It can relieve muscles aches and headache. It stimulates immune system and helps in healing respiratory problems. Rosemary oil is effective in treating oral fungal infection.  

Skin 

Rosemary oil tones and rehydrates skin leaving it fresh and clean. It deals with oily skin conditions and reduces acne. It slows down the aging signs and retains the youthful look of skin.

Hair 

Rosemary oil triggers hair growth and darkens hair. It can treat dandruff and make your scalp healthy. It is an excellent hair conditioner.

Fragrance

It has a refreshing and sweet aroma therefore used in air fresheners, beauty products, perfumes, oils, and cosmetics.

Precautions

It is not suitable for pregnant women. Always do a patch test prior to use to check for skin sensitivity.




Tea Tree ( Melaleuca Alternifolia)

Botanical Name:

Melaleuca Alternifolia

Part:

Leaves

Origin:

Australia

Extraction:

Steam distillation

Note:

Middle

Appearance:

Clear with a Yellow Tinge

Fragrance:

Herbaceous, medicinal, woody, fresh, earthy

It is widely grown in Australia for the past 100 years. Tea tree oil is not related to tea, as its name depicts. It is extracted from the leaves of tea tree.

Health

It is useful in treating bacterial infections. Tea tree oil stimulates your health. It speeds up the healing process of burns and wounds. It prevents viral infections. It improves blood circulation and regenerates energy. It is helpful in dealing with a cough and cold.

Skin and Hair 

Tea tree oil reduces acne. It is an effective remedy for increasing hair growth and reduces hair loss. It makes your hair healthy and shiny.

Insect killer

Tea tree oil is a natural insect killer. It kills insects and worms. It is also effective repellant against fleas, mosquitoes, flies or lice.

Precautions

It can cause irritation and redness when applied on sensitive skin, therefore, test on a small patch. Keep it away from children and pets. It should not be used on eyes and nose. If used in high concentration can cause vomiting, nausea, and drowsiness.

 

 

Petitgrain Mandarin (Citrus Aurantium)

Botanical Name:

Citrus Aurantium

Part:

Leaves or Twigs

Origin:

Egypt

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Middle Note

Appearance:

Clear to light yellow

Fragrance:

Floral, citrus-like, woody

 

Petitgrain Mandarin is grown in Egypt, Tunisia, Southern Italy and Northern Africa. Most of its essence are used as food flavouring and expensive perfumes production. Its essential oils are prized for its multibenefits.

Mind and Emotions

It is a sedative, relaxant, tranquillizer and a cardiac tonic. It can be used to calm anxieties, assist in sleep and help patients come off tranquillizers.

Health and Beauty

Good to calm irritated skin and soothe acne. Helps prevent body odour and bacterial skin infections.

Precautions

None

 

 

Basil Linalool ( Ocimum Basilicum)

Botanical Name:

Ocimum Basilicum

Part:

Leaves

Origin:

Egypt

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Middle Note

Appearance:

Clear to light yellow

Fragrance:

Warm peppery and herbal

 

There are many types of Basil where Basil Linalool is the gentler and softer oil among the basil family.

Mind and Emotions

It is calming and can relieve from stress, pain and depression. Sore and aching muscles will benefit from using it in massage oil. Its soothing fragrance assists in reversing mental fatigue and nervous tension and is a great oil to use to improve mental clarity and concentration.

Health and Beauty

It is a powerful decongestant and assists in treating asthma, bronchitis and nasal infections. Useful in preventing nausea and relieving indigestion, constipation and flatulence. It helps in acne control , even skin tone and oily skin balancing.

Precautions

Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants, very small children, pregnant or nursing women.

 




Blue Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita)

Botanical Name:

Matricaria Recutita

Part:

Flowering Tops

Origin:

Egypt

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Middle Note

Appearance:

Clear to light yellow

Fragrance:

Herbaceous, hay-like

Chamomile species are known for their attractive daisy-like flowers and beautifully divided leaves. Blue Chamomile is the German Chamomile known for its calming scent and effectiveness in treating menstrual problems. According to Ancient Egyptian history, it was dedicated to the sun as it could cure agues. It is now commercially grown for its medicinal and beauty benefits.

Mind and Emotions

It is calming, provides relief from depression, pain from headache or migraine and assist sleeping.

Health and Beauty

It is rich in antiseptic and antibiotic properties. A beneficial aid in maintaining healthy liver and digestion as well as reducing muscle and joint pains and treat rheumatism and arthritis. It is also known for its ability to regulate blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease. Known for its soothing ability, it is used in skincare products for even skin tone and brightening the skin and to moisturize dry skin.

Precautions

None known.

 

 

Coriander ( Coriandrum Sativum)

Botanical Name:

Coriandrum Sativum

Part:

Leaves or Seeds

Origin:

Egypt

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Middle Note

Appearance:

Light yellow

Fragrance:

Musky, aromatic and pleasant

 

It was cultivated in Ancient Egypt where its seeds were bruised to mix into bread, and its essential oil obtained from the seeds was used in religious ceremony. Coriander leaves and seeds are now used widely in cuisines from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and southern Spain.

Health and Beauty

Its oil can be used to combat fatigue and treat rheumatic conditions and fever. It can assist in alleviating toothache, nervous facial cramps, breathing difficulty. It helps to inhibit the growth of fungal infections and act as a detoxifier of the blood. It has the ability to regulate endocrinal secretion, improve appetite and maintain good stomach health.

Precautions

The oil should not be used internally by any but the most experienced practitioner: if the wrong dosage is taken the effect could be fatal.

 

Geranium Egypt ( Pelargonium Graveolens)

Botanical Name:

Pelargonium Graveolens

Part:

Leaves

Origin:

Egypt

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Middle

Appearance:

Pale yellow to green non-viscous liquid

Fragrance:

Sweet, herbaceous floral, smooth

 

There are over 350 species of geranium that exist where many of them are highly perfumed. Geraniums have since been brought to Europe in the 17th century. Since then there have been many hybrids of geraniums grown in several countries across the world.

Fragrance

Our Geranium Egypt is a beautiful, soft yet rounded geranium essential oil that shares many compounds with a rose oil but at a fraction of its costs. It is often used to improve the staying power of your fragrance.

Mind and Emotions

It has an uplifting and calming floral scent and can help to relax the body, relieve tension and trigger healing. Thus it is suitable for those suffering from depression or anxiety.

Health and Beauty

It can assist in balancing combination skin, sebum production and revitalize mature skin through promoting the regeneration of new cells. It is able to assist in regulating symptoms associated with pre-menstrual tension and could treat thrush. Traditionally, it is used to heal wounds, treat dysentery, expel intestinal worms and detoxify the body.   

Precautions

Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.

 

 




Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)

Botanical Name:

Lavandula Angustifolia

Part:

Leaves

Origin:

Bulgaria

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Middle Note

Appearance:

Light yellow

Fragrance:

Sweet , floral, stimulating, calming

 

A very well loved fragrance widely used in personal care products for its sweet floral aroma that is sedative and calming.

Mind and Emotions

It is calming and sedative, and can assist in reducing stress and anxiety. Widely used in massage blend, diluted in soothing bath or as drops on skin and pillows to assist sleep.

Health and Beauty

Lavender oil has analgesic and anti-spasmodic properties, to relieve muscular aches and joint paints. It is effective in treating acne and can aid in digestion as well as strengthen immune system.  

Precautions

Should not be ingested.

Marjoram ( Origanum Majorana)

Botanical Name:

Origanum Majorana

Part:

Flowering Tops

Origin:

Egypt

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Middle Note

Appearance:

Greenish yellow

Fragrance:

Camphor-like, sweet, warm

 

Marjoram is indigenous to Central and Southern Europe and Egypt, and was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of love and honour a form of wreaths of flowers worn by married couple during the wedding ceremony. Traditionally ointments were made with Marjoram oil to retain the natural colour and lustre of hair and eyebrows.

Mind and Emotions

It has the ability to treat insomnia and calm nerves and reduce anxiety.

Health and Beauty

It can assist in curing spasms, bacterial and viral infections and can reduce pain in toothache or rheumatism. It is beneficial to stomach health, blood circulation and lowering blood pressure.  

Precautions

For some conditions, the oil works better on older people, as it can occasionally provoke the opposite effect on the young. Always measure out doses very carefully, and it is advisable never to be used on young or sensitive people or children without proper prescription.

 

Frankincense (Boswellia Sacra)

Botanical Name:

Boswellia Sacra

Part:

Resin

Origin:

Oman

Extraction:

Steam Distillation

Note:

Middle Note

Appearance:

Light yellow

Fragrance:

Balsamic, rich, sweet , warm

 

Frankincense has long been used since ancient times for prayer or enhance mediation and spirituality. Its very rich, sweet, warm with woody and resinous undertones calm and deepens breathing. It was one of the 3 gifts given by visiting Magis from the Far East to new born baby Jesus Christ and was used as an ingredient in the Old Testament’s times.

There are many species of Frankincense grown but the Boswellia Sacra species is by far the most superior and most researched for its health and beauty benefits. Only grown in Oman, and regarded as their sacred homeland treasure, Frankincense Sacra essential oil is obtained by steam distilling the resin from the prized Hojari Frankincense.

Frankincense is also a natural insecticide and was used in ancient Egypt to fumigate wheat silos and repel wheat moths. In ancient Egypt, it is used to embalm the dead.

Mind and Emotions

It has the ability to reduce anxiety, depression and stress without the side effects known in prescribed medicine. Widely used in massage blend to relax the body or assist in circulation and sleep.  When inhaled, it has been shown to reduce heart rate and high blood pressure. Its calming grounding scent is conducive for meditation or to heighten one’s spiritual state.

Health and Beauty

It has been proven to have immune enhancing abilities including treating some cancers and destroying dangerous bacteria and viruses. Its antiseptic properties see it being used in natural oralcare products to prevent gingivitis, halitosis and other oral infections, as well as household cleaners.

Frankincense oil can relieve pain and uncomfortable symptoms associated with menstruation and menopause by balancing hormone levels. It helps to regulate estrogen production and reduce the risk of tumor or cyst development in pre-menopausal women.

It assists in detoxifying and easing digestion and inhibiting inflammation.

Frankincense oil helps in reducing stretch marks, uneven skin tone and scars left from acne, surgery and wounds. It strengthens skin elasticity and improves skin tone and elasticity. It is a good ingredient for healing dry cracked skin.

Precautions

None known

 

 

 




Violet ( Viola Odorata)

Botanical Name

Viola Odorata

Part:

Leaves

Origin:

Italy and China

Extraction:

Solvent Extracted

Note:

Middle

Appearance:

Dark green

Fragrance

Green, earthy and flowery

The main components of the violet oil are parmone, non adrenal, hexyl alcohol ionone, viola quercetin, and benzyl alcohol. It is usually used in small quantities and is suitable for aromatherapy.

Health

Violet oil reduces inflammation on joint or muscle pain. It helps in treating various respiratory problems. It cures colds and clears nasal passage. It treats insomnia.

Mental

Violet oil is useful for decreasing mental stress and depression. It relaxes the mind and boosts your energy level. It has therapeutic properties that treat nervous exhaustion and can relieve headache.

Fragrance

It has a sweet and floral fragrance and used in many perfumes. It also refreshes room air by removing bad odour.

Skin

Violet oil is also beneficial for skin. It clears acne and spots, leaving a youthful glow.

Precautions

It is not safe for internal use. For topical use, it is perfect in diluted form. A small patch test is recommended before using it. Nursing and pregnant women must consult a doctor before using violet oil.

 

Jasmine (Jasminum Grandiflorum)

Botanical Name:

Jasminum Grandiflorum

Part:

Flowers

Origin:

China and Northern India

Extraction:

Solvent extracted

Note:

Middle Note

Appearance:

Deep brown with a golden tinge

Fragrance:

Warm, floral and exotic.

 

Jasmine flower is popular and commonly used in making perfumes for centuries. Its flower only blooms at night.

Health

Jasmine oil has a pleasing effect that reduces depression. It is helpful in speedy recovery of wounds and prevents wound infections. It clears nasal passage and treats cough and cold. It is an ideal oil for inducing uninterrupted and long sleep and insomnia.

Skin

Jasmine oil is beneficial for skin. It treats dry skin and rejuvenates it.   It also removes spots and scars from your skin leaving it spotless and bright.

Emotions and Mind

It has a soothing sensation that relaxes your mind and has a positive effect on your moods. Jasmine oil reduces depression, anxiety, and stress.

For Women

Jasmine oil is effective in reducing labor pains. It also boosts the recovery process after birthing process. It treats uterus disorders and tumors.

Precautions

Pregnant women should avoid using it before delivery. It is highly sedative, therefore, should not be used in high dose. Test it on the small patch of skin as it can cause allergy.