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  • Peppermint Piperita Essential Oil Organic - Essential Oil Organic - Aromatherapy
    Millions Lives Changed Certifications Resources Home Aromatherapy Essential Oil Organic Peppermint Piperita Essential Oil Organic Peppermint Piperita Essential Oil Organic mentha piperita Origin United States Colour clear Aroma Minty refreshing Shelf life 2 3 years 4 39 10ml Size Choose an Option Select requested option above 1 1 Add to bag At a glance Certifications Organic Vegan Product fact sheet COA PEPPERMINT PIPERITA ESSENTIAL OIL ORGANIC PEPPERMINT PIPERITA ESSENTIAL OIL ORGANIC MSDS About this product BOTANICAL NAME Menta piperita EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distillation Flowers and leaves SUGGESTED USE BENEFITS Essential peppermint oil is one of the world s oldest medicines There is record of its use in Greek and Roman times where it was popular in remedies for digestive ailments The peppermint plant originated in the Mediterranean but is now cultivated widely worldwide including the UK The peppermint is harvested just before flowering and the stem leaves and unopened flowers are all steam distilled for the oil extraction Its main constituents menthol and menthone give peppermint its cooling analgesic pain relieving properties It has the ability to dilate capillaries and increase blood flow thereby stimulating sensory nerve endings Applied in a massage blend bath or steam inhalation it is renowned for treating headaches migraine dry coughs bronchitis and nervous stress as well as decongesting the sinuses Mood wise it is clearing and uplifting for the senses and generally energising In a diffuser or spray its menthol aroma can cleanse a stuffy room Its clear refreshing aroma and cleansing characteristics make it a popular ingredient in soaps shampoos and toothpaste As an ingredient in edible items the stimulating menthol flavour is at one with the aroma as with many essential oils two or more senses are simultaneously activated Scientific studies rather than just folklore have proved its ability to ease spasms

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  • Sandalwood Essential Oil Organic - Essential Oil Organic - Aromatherapy
    spicatum Origin Australia Colour clear Aroma Sweet woody musky Shelf life 2 3 years 39 52 10ml Size Choose an Option Select requested option above 1 1 Add to bag At a glance Certifications Organic Vegan Product fact sheet SANDALWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL ORGANIC MSDS About this product BOTANICAL NAME Santalum spicatum EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distillation SUGGESTED USE BENEFITS The part of the tree used to obtain the essential oil is the heartwood i e the wood in the centre of the trunk Only trees that are forty years old or more are considered suitable for harvesting This longevity of growth is reflected in the price of sandalwood which is higher than many other essential oils Sandalwood trees of the variety Santalum album originated in India where the essential oil has been revered for its exquisite fragrance in religious ceremonies for over four thousand years It has also been prominent in the traditional Indian healing system of Ayurveda Santalum album variety is now extremely rare Its close relative Santalum spicatum is grown in Australia and provides the majority of sandalwood oil that is available today Because of its exquisite fragrance sandalwood is best known as a prized ingredient in perfumery and incense Outside the world of aromatherapy its medicinal therapeutic qualities are less well known but these include anti inflammatory antidepressant calming the nervous system soothing the stomach especially for the treatment of spasms In a research study the use of sandalwood essential oil was found to be effective against several forms of cancer including breast cervical and skin cancer One of the oil s chemical constituents sesquiterpenes stimulates the pineal gland and the production of melatonin a key ingredient in regulating the sleep cycle Together with its antioxidant properties this creates a powerful support for the immune system as it

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  • Spearmint Essential Oil Organic - Essential Oil Organic - Aromatherapy
    Preservatives Phytomedicinals Regenerating Agents Vitamins Wax Men Shaving Packaging Bottles Jars Gifts Gifts for all occassions Bolga Baskets Hats Drums Small Bolga Baskets Large Bolga Baskets Oval Bolga Baskets Hats Musical Instruments Shea Butter Community Ghana Mission Akoma Cooperative Community Projects Millions Lives Changed Certifications Resources Home Aromatherapy Essential Oil Organic Spearmint Essential Oil Organic Spearmint Essential Oil Organic mentha spicata Origin United States Colour clear Aroma peppermint oil smell but slightly gentler sweeter Shelf life 2 3 years 5 47 10ml Size Choose an Option Select requested option above 1 1 Add to bag At a glance Certifications Organic Vegan Product fact sheet SPEARMINT ESSENTIAL OIL ORGANIC MSDS COA SPEARMINT ESSENTIAL OIL ORGANIC About this product BOTANICAL NAME Mentha spicata EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distillation SUGGESTED USE BENEFITS Spearmint is native to the Mediterranean and Asia but is now naturalised in many parts of Africa and North and South America The oil is obtained from the flowering tops and leaves of the plant Although spearmint and peppermint oil are both from the mint family spearmint is a distinct species with a different chemical composition It has an aroma similar to peppermint and to a large extent constituents and qualities in common such as cooling decongestant and carminative The main difference is that it has minimal menthol and menthone in comparison to peppermint It is a little gentler and therefore may be chosen in preference to peppermint oil when treating children The oil is an effective antioxidant and renowned for soothing digestive upsets Used in a burner bath steam inhalation or blended massage oil it can be used to treat mental fatigue vomiting headaches migraines stress flatulence and spasms of the digestive tract It also has clearing and decongestant properties ideal for clearing sinusitis and catarrh Used in a lotion the

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  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Organic) - Essential Oil Organic - Aromatherapy
    Bolga Baskets Large Bolga Baskets Oval Bolga Baskets Hats Musical Instruments Shea Butter Community Ghana Mission Akoma Cooperative Community Projects Millions Lives Changed Certifications Resources Home Aromatherapy Essential Oil Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Organic cananga odorata Origin Comoros Colour clear Aroma Very sweet floral hints of jasmine Shelf life 2 3 years 5 48 10ml Size Choose an Option Select requested option above 1 1 Add to bag At a glance Certifications Organic Vegan Product fact sheet YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL ORGANIC MSDS COA YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL ORGANIC About this product BOTANICAL NAME Cananga dorata EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distillation SUGGESTED USE BENEFITS The name Ylang ylang means flower of flowers which conveys well the concentrated sweetness of its aroma The oil is distilled from the flowers of the Ylang ylang tree which is native to Madagascar The Comores Islands where Akoma s Ylang ylang essential oil is sourced are located to the North West of Madagascar Ylang ylang is a good tonic for the nervous and circulatory systems it is calming slows breathing and rapid heartbeat It can be used to treat high blood pressure and heart conditions that are due to stress The oil is sometimes described as sensual and is attributed with aphrodisiac properties It has also been accredited with being a euphoric and having an antidepressant effect In skin care Ylang ylang essential oil has a balancing action on skin whether oily or dry It can also be applied in blends for the treatment of cuts and burns where it acts as an antiseptic has an antimicrobial effect and aids healing As a tonic for the scalp it can be massaged in to promote hair growth It is also attributed with regulating sebum production the oily substance secreted by the

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  • Bergamot Essential Oil - Essential Oils - Aromatherapy
    glance Certifications Vegan Product fact sheet BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL MSDS COA BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL About this product BOTANICAL INCI NAME Citrus bergamia EXTRACTION METHOD Cold pressing of the fruit s rind SUGGESTED USE BENEFITS The bergamot tree originates in the tropics but now also thrives in the hotter regions of Europe The oil is extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange a fruit which is similar to bitter orange Its main use historically has been for its highly prized aroma in the perfume industry and is still a popular ingredient today in eau de cologne and for adding perfume to soaps lotions and other body care products In aromatherapy added to massage blends the recipient benefits both from the uplifting aroma and its therapeutic qualities Bergamot oil s ability to act as a stimulant both physically and emotionally means it can be an invaluable ingredient in preparations to counter different kinds of stagnation this makes it excellent for countering depression and for stimulating hormonal secretions digestive juices and the circulatory system Like all essential oils bergamot oil s effect works on many levels and the stimulation of the hormonal system will further enhance its benefits for the nervous system The oil s cicatrisant property means that it helps heal scars particularly acne scars and other marks on the skin Together with its prized aroma this makes it a popular addition in soaps moisturisers and lotions Some even use it to help treat vitiligo as the oil is attributed with making skin pigment and melanin distribution more uniform Its refreshing citrus aroma together with its antibacterial properties which inhibit the growth of odour causing microbes make bergamot essential oil an excellent deodorizer It is therefore an excellent ingredient in the creation of luxurious body deodorants and room fresheners The oil

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  • Bay Laurel Essential oil - Essential Oils - Aromatherapy
    BENEFITS The evergreen Laurus nobilis is native to the Mediterranean region and has become naturalised in many other parts of the world The oil is extracted by steam distillation of the glossy resinous leaves which are a popular ingredient for their sweet resinous flavour in cooking Laurus nobilis was a particularly important tree in Greek and Roman culture with the leaves being used to signify status and wealth and as a symbol of victory The ancient Greeks and the Romans also appreciated the medicinal properties of this plant The ancient Greek physician Dioscurides documents his use of the leaves in his work on herbal medicine De Materia Medica The leaves were considered warming and moisturising for the skin and beneficial when added to baths for treatment of infections of the bladder and womb Its aroma is considered mentally stimulating and illuminating qualities which foster noble endeavours such as creative work hence its name nobilis from the Roman word for noble The active components within the oil include cineol a pinene myrcene limonene linalool euganol a terpineol It is recommended that the oil is very well diluted in accordance with appropriate guidelines concentration of not more than 3 in a carrier oil due to the high content of potent compounds such as eugenol These active compounds give the oil its antiseptic antibacterial antifungal and antioxidant properties The anti inflammatory and analgesic properties of bay oil make it an excellent addition in massage blends for the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism It is also considered a good stimulant for the circulatory system helping to swelling associated with congested lymph In the cosmetics and body care industry bay oil is sometimes added to soap for both its wonderful aroma and therapeutic qualities for the skin such as emollient and antibacterial Also for skin

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  • Cedarwood Essential Oil - Essential Oils - Aromatherapy
    Bolga Baskets Large Bolga Baskets Oval Bolga Baskets Hats Musical Instruments Shea Butter Community Ghana Mission Akoma Cooperative Community Projects Millions Lives Changed Certifications Resources Home Aromatherapy Essential Oils Cedarwood Essential Oil Cedarwood Essential Oil Cedrus atlantica Origin Morocco Colour clear liquid Aroma Musky smoky odour Shelf life 2 3 years 1 57 10ml Size Choose an Option Select requested option above 1 1 Add to bag At a glance Certifications Vegan Product fact sheet COA CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL MSDS About this product BOTANICAL INCI NAME Cedrus atlantica EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distilled from wood SUGGESTED USE BENEFITS Cedrus atlantica is a tall evergreen tree with highly aromatic wood It is known as the tree of life and has associations with strengthening spiritual qualities and courage The wood itself is renowned for its strength and in antiquity was used to build temples For centuries the essential oil has been used for its aromatic qualities and is particularly popular in products for men such as after shave and eau de cologne Therapeutic uses include treatment of bronchial conditions urinary conditions e g cystitis eczema dermatitis and scalp problems Its astringent properties can aid in the treatment of acne oily

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  • Citronella Essential Oil - Essential Oils - Aromatherapy
    Men Shaving Packaging Bottles Jars Gifts Gifts for all occassions Bolga Baskets Hats Drums Small Bolga Baskets Large Bolga Baskets Oval Bolga Baskets Hats Musical Instruments Shea Butter Community Ghana Mission Akoma Cooperative Community Projects Millions Lives Changed Certifications Resources Home Aromatherapy Essential Oils Citronella Essential Oil Citronella Essential Oil Cymbopogon nardus Origin Sri Lanka Colour clear Aroma Fresh lemony odour Stimulating and uplifting Shelf life 2 3 years 1 59 10ml Size Choose an Option Select requested option above 1 1 Add to bag At a glance Certifications Vegan Product fact sheet COA CITRONELLA ESSENTIAL OIL About this product BOTANICAL INCI NAME Cymbopgon nardus EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distillation of dried or fresh leaves SUGGESTED USE BENEFITS Citronella essential oil is extracted from the hardy citronella grass a perennial native to Sri Lanka and Java The most prominent natural chemicals in citronella oil citronellal citronellol and geraniol give it a fresh stimulating aroma ideal for scenting soaps skin lotions deodorants and wax candles The citronellal citronellol and geraniol also give citronella its highly valued insect repelling qualities Blended with cedarwood oil and used in a spray or burner citronella is effective at keeping midges and mosquitos at bay This same blend can be used to refresh and deodorise a room Its deodorising properties can also be used to combat excessive perspiration and refresh tired and sweaty feet Other effective uses for its insect repelling qualities are protecting clothes from moths by adding drops of citronella to a cotton wool ball and placing them in wardrobes and drawers protecting pet dogs from fleas by adding drops to the inside of an absorbent dog collar or cotton bandana Do not use this method for cats as felines are much more sensitive to this scent For soothing digestive discomfort mix two drops with

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