Essential Oils in products

 
 
   
 
Essential Oils in products

English Name

Latin name
 
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Balsam Copaiba oil (organic)

Copaifera officinalis

Balsam Copaiba has a woody, spicy fragrance. It has anti-inflammatory properties and creates a pleasant aroma.
Basil oil (organic)

Ocimum basilicum

Basil improves the quality and tone of the skin. Its aroma helps reduce tension and anxiety. 
Bay Laurel oil (organic)

Laurus nobilis

Bay Laurel is one of the many essential oils used in our products to create a unique fragrance. It has a sweet, fresh scent.

Bergamot (organic) BERGAPTENE FREE

Citrus bergamia

Bergamot oil is extracted from the peel of the bergamot orange. It is cooling, refreshing and has a sweet, citrus smell. Its fragrance helps reduce stress and tension.

Black Pepper oil (organic)

Piper nigrum

Seaweed Salt Scrub benefits from the inclusion of black pepper, which is a warming, tonifying oil. It stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory system, which encourages detoxification of the skin.

Cardamom oil (organic)

Elettaria cardamomum

Cardamom is a warming and restorative oil that is tonifying and calming on the nervous system. It also is beneficial for the digestive system. It has a sweet-spicy aromatic smell with a woody undertone.

Cedarwood oil (organic)

Cedrus atlantica

Cedarwood is useful for dandruff and skin infections due to its regenerating and tonifying properties. It is also astringent and antiseptic, which benefits the skin. Cedarwood is in our Rosemary & Cedarwood Hair Treatment and some of our moisturisers.

Chamomile, blue oil (organic)

Matricaria recutita

See Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) extract

Chamomile, Roman oil (organic)

Anthemis nobilis

Roman chamomile has the same properties as German or blue chamomile, however it has a milder, sweeter smell and a milder action. It therefore is suitable for use with infants and aging or convalescing people.

Cistus oil (organic)

Cistus ladaniferus

Cistus is useful for improving the appearance of mature skin and wrinkles. It has a sweet, musky scent and it helps other fragrances in a blend to maintain their aroma.

Citronella oil (organic)

Cymbopogon nardus

Citronella has a sweet, lemony scent. Although it has many uses, its main one is as an insecticide for household pests. It has been clinically proven to repel mosquitoes, which is why it is the key ingredient in our Citronella Formula.
Clary Sage oil (organic)

Salvia sclarea

Clary sage is a warming, toning oil that is beneficial for stress, tension and convalescence. It helps strengthen the mind and body and is used for it's aroma and toning effect.
Clove oil (organic)

Eugenia caryophyllus

Clove is a warming oil with a woody, spicy smell. It is an effective antiseptic and antiviral oil that has a beneficial use in our Lemon & Coriander Deodorant for its ability to reduce the quantity of underarm bacteria.

Coriander oil (organic)

Coriandrum sativum

Coriander has a musky, spicy scent. It is used in our Lemon & Coriander Deodorant for its antiseptic value as well as its fresh aroma. It is also in our Palmarosa Facial Wash.

Cypress oil (organic)

Cupressus sempervirens

Cypress has a fresh scent with a hint of smokiness. It is warming and soothing, helping to strengthen the nervous system. In cosmetic products, it helps to reduce skin secretions, thus it is beneficial for oily skin.
Elemi oil

Canarium luzonicum

Elemi oil, extracted from the gum of the tropical elemi tree, has a light, spicy smell. In our Palmarosa Facial Wash, it helps to tighten and tone the skin, as well as balance skin secretions.

Eucalyptus oil (organic)

Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus is a warming and drying oil with antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It is an insect repellent so helps increase the effectiveness of our Citronella Formula. It is also stimulating and in our Detox Toning Oil it improves circulation.

Eucalyptus Smithii oil (organic)

Eucalyptus smithii

Eucalyptus smithii is used in our Cologne for its soft, herby smell. It is similar to other species of eucalyptus but its aroma and properties are much milder. It therefore is suitable for people with sensitive skin.

Frankincense see Olibanum / Boswellia carteri

 

 

Galbanum oil (organic)

Galbanum oil

Galbanum is a resinous oil extracted from a flowering herb native to the Middle East. It has a fresh, woody scent that combines well pine. It tones the skin and is good for nervous tension.

 

Garden mint oil (organic)
Spearmint

Mentha spicata

A popular fragrance and flavouring, garden mint is mildly antiseptic and tonifying. Its uplifting smell stimulates a tired mind and relieves mental strain and fatigue. It is cooling and refreshing.

Geranium oil (organic)

Pelargonium graveolens

Geranium is a balancing oil that cools and moistens. It is also strengthening and uplifting. It has a strong, sweet, floral smell that combines well with orange, lemon and rose.

Ginger oil (organic)

Zingiber officinale

Ginger is a warming, stimulating oil that is useful for improving circulation and therefore the tone and appearance of the skin. In Ginger & Juniper Warming Oil, it combines with the other ingredients to relax the muscles.

Gingermint oil

Mentha gracilis

As its name suggests, gingermint's fragrance is a combination of warming ginger and cooling mint. It is used in our Pumice Foot Scrub for its action of stimulating the circulation and relaxing the foot muscles.

Grapefruit oil (organic)

Citrus paradisi

Grapefruit has a fresh, citrus scent. It is very cleansing and antiseptic, with mildly astringent properties. This is useful for oily skin, open pores and acne. It will also help to tone and tighten loose skin.

Helichrysum oil (organic)

Helichrysum italicum

Helichrysum oil is extracted from flowers of the daisy family and it has an intensely sweet smell. In our Aloe Vera Cooling Spray, it helps reduce inflammation and skin irritation. It is well tolerated by even the most sensitive skin.

Ho Leaf oil

Cinnamonum camphora

Ho leaf has a clean, sweet, floral-woody smell. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it beneficial for skin complaints. It gives Citrus Hand Wash and Pumice Foot Scrub a clean, uplifting aroma, as well as being gentle and soothing on the skin.

Jasmine Absolute

Jasminum officinalis

Jasmine has a sweet, delicate aroma that blends well with most oils. It is balancing, with both refreshing and calming actions. It is excellent for dry or inflamed skin, which is why it is in our Jasmine Enriching Cream.

 

Juniper oil / Juniper extract (organic)

Juniperus communis

 

Juniper is a warming, stimulating oil that is refreshing and detoxifying. It improves the circulation of blood and lymph, thereby helping to reduce fluid retention and sluggish skin. It has a fresh, woody smell.

Lavandin oil (organic)

Lavandula burnati

Lavandin is a hybrid of lavender and has a similar aroma. Its oil has antiseptic and tonic properties that help maintain the health of the skin. Lavandin is in Lavender & Tea Tree Body Powder and some of our soaps.

Lavender absolute

Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender absolute is extracted using a solvent rather than heat distillation. Absolutes give more depth and longevity to a fragrance, thus we use lavender absolute in our After Shave Balm so that these products hold their overall aroma.

Lavender oil (organic)

Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender oil has a fresh, floral aroma that works well in combination with other oils. It is useful for stress and tension, and it also soothes and restores the skin. It is very gentle and so can safely be used with infants.

Lemon oil (organic)

Citrus limonum

Lemon oil is zesty and uplifting, with antiseptic and toning properties. It is used in many of our products, particularly where a cleansing action is needed. Lemon is also particularly good for oily or aging skin.

Lemongrass oil (organic)

Cymbopogon citratus

Lemongrass has similar refreshing and antiseptic properties to lemon, but it is more warming. It has a sweet, lemony smell that is disliked by insects, thus it makes a good insect repellant. It is also toning on skin and muscles.

Lime oil (organic)

Citrus aurantifolia

Lime oil has similar properties to lemon oil. It is very uplifting and refreshing and it blends well with other citrus oils. It is used in our Lemon & Coriander Deodorant to add to its zesty, refreshing action.

Litsea oil (organic)

Litsea cubeba

Litsea is extracted from the fruits of the tropical litsea tree. It has a mild, citrus smell and its actions are antiseptic, deodorant and insecticidal. It is very soothing and is particularly useful for treating oily skin.

Mandarin oil (organic)

Citrus reticulata

Mandarin has a sweet, floral, citrus scent. It is very detoxifying, helping to reduce cellulite and water retention. It also helps to prevent or reduce stretch marks, and to tone loose skin. Its aroma helps to calm the mind.

Marjoram, Spanish  oil (organic)

Thymus mastichina

Spanish marjoram is in our Aromatic Foaming Bath and Aromatic Massage Oil for its warming and relaxing properties. By dilating arteries, it increases circulation and can reduce the severity of aches and pains. It has a warm, spicy smell.

Melissa oil / Lemon Balm (organic)

Melissa officinalis

Melissa oil has a sweet fragrance with a mild lemon scent. The yield of oil is very small, which makes it expensive. It is calming, yet strengthening, and its anti-inflammatory action makes it useful in skin care.

Myrrh oil

Commiphora myrrha

See myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) extract

Neroli oil (organic)

Citrus aurantium

Neroli is extracted from the flowers of the bitter orange tree. It is excellent for improving skin tone, especially in mature skin. It is also beneficial for reducing or preventing stretch marks. Its aroma is both uplifting and calming.

Niaouli oil (organic)

Melaleuca viridiflora

Niaouli is in the same family as Tea Tree and has a similar camphor-type smell that is stimulating. It helps to boost energy and tone the skin.

Olibanum oil Frankincense

Boswellia carteri

Olibanum, which is also known as frankincense, is a tonifying oil that has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. It is a key ingredient for improving skin tone, decreasing wrinkles, and improving scar tissue. It has a sweet, spicy, fresh aroma.

 

Orange, sweet oil (organic)

Citrus sinensis

Sweet orange has a sweet, fresh, fruity smell. It combines well with geranium to provide a balancing, zesty, aromatic combination. It is useful for treating a sluggish system and therefore helps detoxify and improve the health of the skin.

Palmarosa oil (organic)

Cymbopogon martinii

Palmarosa is a cooling, tonifying oil with skin-regenerating properties. It helps to hydrate dry skin and balance sebum secretions of oily skin, which makes it a key ingredient in our facial wash and our Wild Rose Beauty Balm.

Patchouli oil (organic)

Pogostemon cablin

Patchouli oil has a dry, woody, musky aroma that is strengthening and stimulating. It is an anti-viral and anti-bacterial oil, with skin-regenerating actions such as improving scar tissue and stretch marks or reducing oily skin.

Petitgrain oil (organic)

Citrus aurantium

Petitgrain oil is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree. It has a sweet, citrus smell with a mild woodiness that is uplifting. In our hand creams it adds to the overall aroma of the products.

Pine oil (organic)

Pinus sylvestris

Pine oil is fresh and sweet and has a stimulating, refreshing action. It helps to reduce muscular aches and pains as it increases circulation and thus is warming.

Ravensara oil (organic)

Ravensara aromatica

Ravensara is extracted from the leafy twigs of an evergreen tree native to Madagascar. It is warming and stimulating and has an antimicrobial action. It is very cleansing, with a camphoraceous, disinfectant-type smell.

Rose absolute

Rosa centifolia

Rose oil, from the steam distillation of rose petals, is very expensive. Rose absolute, produced using solvent extraction, is a cheaper alternative. It has the same properties and aroma as rose oil and gives more depth to a fragrance blend.

Rose oil (organic / non organic)

Rosa centifolia

See Rose (Rosa centifolia) extract

Rose wax

Rosa damascena

Rose wax is derived from the extraction process when Rose absolute is made. It is a waxy substance that we use in Rose Body Cream to help give it a smooth, satiny feel.

Rosemary oil (organic)

Rosmarinus officinalis