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Aromatherapy is the use of essences of aromatic plants for healing and maintaining vitality. Also known as "essential oils" or "concentrated smells". These oils are naturally found in tiny sacs in different parts of plants: flowers, leaves, bark, berries, stems and roots.

There are several ways of using the oils, all of them very pleasant: massage, bathing, compress, inhalation (NOTE: Never use them internally). They work by the absorption of minute quantities of the oil through the skin as well as inhalation of the aroma.

It is important to buy oils from a reputable source to guarantee purity and quality. Essential oils are like wines in that they can have good and bad years. Look for the words "pure essential oil" on the label, as synthetic oils and diluted mixtures do not have the same potency. The products we sell are all high quality pure essential oils from a UK manufacturer.

The usual dosage for massage is: 3 -5 drops aromatherapy oil in 15ml (3 tsp) carrier oil.
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Essential Oils Citronella 10ml
Our Price: £3.25

Citronella oil's most useful quality is that of it being an insect repellent. It is best used in a spray, a diffuser or on a cotton ball amongst linen. It is also useful in ridding cats and dogs of fleas. Furthermore, citronella oil helps to clear the mind and has a general toning and tonic effect on the body. It is helpful with colds, flu and minor infections and also has deodorizing qualities. Blends well with: bergamot, geranium, lemon, orange, lavender and pine. Caution: Irritant to skin, always use diluted
Essential Oils Cedarwood 10ml
Our Price: £3.25

Cedarwood has a pleasant, refreshing, woody smell and is a popular fragrance with men. Some people find its scent exhilarating and very sensuous. It has a reputation as an aphrodisiac. Its astringent properties make it an effective oil for skin conditions. It is an excellent decongestant, which is especially useful in treating catarrh. Cedarwood oil acts as a stimulating tonic on the spirits, whether used in the bath or for a massage. Also it has a composing effect that helps with stress and poor concentration. It mixes well with eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, jasmine and lemon oils.
Essential Oils Tea Tree - 10ml Bottle
Our Price: £3.45

The essential oil is a non-irritating antiseptic which is particularly effective at treating fungal infections and may also be used for burns and insect stings. Tea Tree is good for treating abscesses, blisters, cuts, warts, pimples, burns, insect bites and stings, cold sores, dandruff, herpes, oily skin, rashes (including nappy rash), acne, blackheads, verrucae, wound healing, athlete's foot and ringworm.

Caution: May cause skin irritation when applied neat or unadulterated.

Directions
Because of its strong smell, it is not an ideal oil for massage, but it is excellent for adding to baths or applying with a cold compress.

Use it in a vapouriser when there is family sickness because Tea Tree a powerful immune system stimulant. It is also good for inhaling.
Aniseed (Illicium Verum) Essential Oil - 10ml
Our Price: £3.50

Aniseed essential oil can be used as a room freshener, to help clear tense nervous headaches or added to the bath to ease tension and aching muscles.
Caraway Essential Oil - 10ml
Our Price: £3.95

This warming essential oil helps to relieve mental strain and emotional fatigue, while aiding the digestive and urinary system and clearing the respiratory system. At the same time it also fights skin and scalp conditions. Blends well with: basil, chamomile, coriander, frankincense, ginger, lavender and orange. Caution: May cause skin irritation if used in high concentration.
Essential Oils Clove Bud 10ml
Our Price: £3.95

Clove Bud essential oil is a powerful antiseptic and fungicide with a rich, sweet and spicy aroma. Like most oils obtained from spices, it has a positive action on the digestive system when used in massage. Caution: Irritant to skin if used undiluted. If used in high concentration can irritate mucus membranes. Blends well with: Lavender, Bergamot, Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang.
Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) Essential Oil - 10ml
Our Price: £3.95

Camphor oil is a balancing oil, it can sedate the nerves and uplift apathy. It can help with feeling cold and reduces inflammation. It is used with great effect to repel insects such as flies and moths. It also has a positive effect in colds and flu, infectious diseases, bronchitis, coughs, and can assist with muscular pains, rheumatism, sprains, arthritis etc. Mixes well with: basil, cajuput, chamomile, lavender & melissa. Caution: Overdosing can cause convulsions and vomiting. Pregnant women as well as people suffering from epilepsy and asthma should not use it.
Essential Oils Fir 10ml
Our Price: £4.00

Essential Oils Melissa (modified) 10ml
Our Price: £4.00

A modified blend containing Melissa leaves essential oil. Melissa oils on the market around this price range are also classed as modified even if it doesn't actually use the word modified. This is because one litre of non-modified Melissa oil costs over a £1000. Melissa oil calms the nerves and has excellent qualities in fighting depression. Its sedative effect is well documented. It helps in cases of hysteria and panic and helps to slows the heartbeat, eases high blood pressure and is a tonic to the heart while regulating the menstrual cycle, also helping with period pains. It can settle the digestive system, helps with nausea, flatulence, vomiting, dyspepsia and dysentery and has a cooling effect on fevers. It can help with headaches and migraines associated with colds. When treatment is started in the early stages, it can also be used as a topical treatment for cold sores (herpes simplex). Blends well with: basil, Roman chamomile, rose, geranium, frankincense, lavender and ylang-ylang. Caution: Could cause sensitization and irritation and should always be used in low dilutions. For this reason it should be avoided during pregnancy and by people with a very sensitive skin.
Apricot Kernel (Carrier Oil) - 100ml
Our Price: £4.25

Almost identical chemically to sweet almond oil and peach kernel oil and therefore, they have the same beneficial properties. Apricot and peach kernel oils are a little more expensive as they are not produced in such large quantities. They are particularly light oils which make them ideal for facial massage. They contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, E (small amount), and a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids. The oil keeps reasonably well. Benefits: Protects the skin, nourishes the skin, calms eczema irritation. This light oil suitable for facial massage.