Essential oils from aromatic plants are fragrant and highly complex. They are derived from different parts of plants such as flowers, leaves, seeds, fruits, woods and roots. Principally most oils are extracted by steam distillation, those from citrus fruits by pressing and those from delicate flowers by solvent extraction. Essential oils have a variety of skin boosting benefits as well as the ability to regulate and balance the body and mind.
Benzoin is an ancient resin from tropical trees found in South East Asia and has a rich, sweet aroma. It is used for healing and calming skin conditions thanks to its relaxant and calming properties. It was favoured by ancient cultures for its embalming qualities to preserve and soften the skin.
Bergamot is named after the Italian town of Bergamo and has a sweet, fruity aroma that is naturally relaxing, uplifting and eases anxiety and insomnia. It is used to treat oily and troubled skin (such as acne, eczema and psoriasis) thanks to its antiseptic and balancing qualities.
English (Roman) Chamomile is a daisy-like plant derived from the Greek words ‘chamos’ (ground) and ‘melos’ (apple). It has a sweet, fruity and crisp aroma and is known for its soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory and stress-relieving properties.
Eucalyptus, native to Australia, it’s renowned for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, decongestant and stimulating properties. It is also used to treat insect bites and stings.
Frankincense is the king of oils and is native to Yemen and East Africa. It is known for its skin-rejuvenating and skin-strengthening properties and helps to promote healthy cell regeneration and improve the skin’s texture.
Juniper is distilled from berries grown throughout Europe and the Mediterranean known for their fresh, resinous and sweet fragrance. It is a powerful diuretic and these detoxifying and diuretic actions help cleanse the body of toxins and is one of the most valuable oils for treating cellulite.
May Chang With natural antiviral properties and an uplifting aroma.
Neroli is a rejuvenating and restorative essential oil from the blossom of the orange tree. It has a sophisticated woody and citrusy aroma and helps to correct and rebalance dry skin conditions and scarring.
Petitgrain is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree and is known for its ability to energise and uplift as well as to balance and relax.
Rose Absolute Blended for its exquisite fragrance and anti‑inflammatory, soothing and smoothing properties. It is also beneficial for treating broken capillaries and scarring.
Rose Otto is the purest of rose oils and known as the queen of oils. It is usually extracted by gentle steam distillation from Rosa Damascena, the Damask Rose. It is an anti-inflammatory and has cooling and soothing properties which help with stress-related conditions in more mature skin types. It is also excellent for treating broken capillaries and scarring.
Spikenard is an ancient healing essential oil thought to have been used by Mary Magdalene to anoint the feet of Jesus. It has restorative and balancing properties and a smooth, deep aroma.
Yarrow is a powerful healing herb with softening, anti-inflammatory properties and a forest green aroma thought to have been used by Achilles to treat his soldiers’ wounds during the Trojan War.