Know your essential oils
DISCOVER THE THERAPEUTIC QUALITIES OF PLANT OILS TO REAP THE BENEFITS
REFRESHING, REVITALISING, UPLIFTING
Citrus oils – as well as mint, marjoram and basil – are known for their refreshing, cleansing and revitalising qualities, and are great to use in products to wake you up when you’re hot and tired.
WARMING, RELAXING, SOOTHING
The rich, spicy and woody essences of ginger, cedarwood, cinnamon, frankincense and sandalwood are warming to the skin, and have long-lasting qualities when used in home fragrance products such as candles.
The regenerating and balancing qualities of oral oils like rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, neroli and geranium can be used to produce restorative treatments, although some can be rare and therefore more expensive to buy.
CALMING, RESTFUL, SLEEP-INDUCING
Other oils in the oral and woody families – including lavender, valerian and chamomile – are well known for their relaxing and sleep-inducing qualities.
The oils associated with cleansing are lemon balm, lemongrass, peppermint, fennel and juniper. Seaweed, roots and herbs are also well known for their detoxifying and cleansing properties.