Bergamot: A small orange-like fruit from Italy. Bergamot helps fight cold sores, boils, and is anti-viral. It reduces oil and acne and is anti-bacterial. Can be put in face and body lotions.
Eucalyptus: Comes from an Australian blue gum tree. Eucalyptus helps relieve insect bites and scratched skin. It also provides relief of cold symptoms and sinus congestion along with headaches when used as aromatherapy. Can be used topically for muscle aches. Mix with body lotions or use in steam.
Lavender: Helps reduce acne when used topically in a mask or face cream. It is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory on the skin. Can be used on burns and fungal infections including athlete’s foot and ringworm. It is also great for hydrating dry skin.
Patchouli: Great for relieving dry skin. Is used as an anti-depressant with aromatherapy. Patchouli is antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory, treats eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and helps to fade old scars and promotes growth of new cells. Can be put in almost any skincare product.
Peppermint: Reduces various skin irritations including insect bites. Great for reducing headaches during aromatherapy. Peppermint helps tone skin by getting rid of red blotches and awakening dull skin. It has many vitamins and nutrients for the skin including, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, and Omega 3. These helps counteract the effects of sun exposure and heal damaged skin. Vitamin A helps get rid of wrinkles and reduces acne. It can be added to hydrating and cooling masks.
Rose: Very hydrating for the skin. Great for sensitive skin and has cooling and soothing effects. Can be used as an anti-depressant. Rose is very firming and tightening for the face. Helps to combat the appearance of wrinkles. Rose has very high levels of vitamin C and adds brightness to dull skin. Put rose in cleansers and face and body lotions and can also be made into a toner.
Sandalwood: Has been used for years to soothe irritated skin for centuries especially in ayurveda. Treats acne, sunburns, rashes etc. It is anti-inflammatory and used as an antiseptic. Great for soothing dry irritated skin. Can be used in any skincare product and used directly on skin as well.
Tangerine: Helps treat muscle cramps and stiff painful joints when applied topically. Not recommended on the face because of photo toxicity. Tangerine helps reduce stress and anxiety and has been known to reduce fevers. Great when ingested with water. Helps calm heartburn and indigestion.
Tea Tree: Has amazing healing powers. It is anti-viral and anti-fungal. Tea Tree benefits these skin conditions: Ringworm, athlete’s foot, softens corns, warts, acne, and dandruff. Tea tree is just as effective has benzyl peroxide and it helps prevented infection. Also known to treat lice. It is your all around beneficial essential oil.
Vanilla: Is an anti-oxidant, aphrodisiac, anti depressant, a light sedative and has many benefits on the skin. Helps heal dry skin and can be used in all lotions and face creams. Helps relieve redness and is anti-inflammatory.
Jasmine: Beneficial for the skin. Has been used throughout history for romance, attraction and for balancing the feminine energy of the body. Helps improve skin elasticity and tones all types of skin. Very balancing and anti-aging for the skin.
Chamomile: Great for sensitive skin, treating PMS symptoms and other menstrual issues. Can be applied in abdomen area for best result and can be very useful with aromatherapy. Great for toning and calming the skin and also helps with de-puffing under eye area. Chamomile tea bags work wonders for under the eyes.
Frankincense: Helps heal wounds, age spots, blemishes and scars. Frankincense may tighten skin that loosens and sags with age. Reduces inflammation and soothes sores, boils and scars. Can be added to lotions and toners.
Cinnamon Bark and Clove: Rich in anti-oxidants, Anti-bacterial and antifungal for the skin. Massaged into the skin it helps increase circulation, which benefits the amount of nutrients your skin can receive. Great to add in a lip-gloss to help the plumping effect.