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Our Ingredients

At e3 Naturals, all of our products are made from all-natural, high quality, sourced ingredients. 

Allantoin:
Promotes wound healing, speeds up cell regeneration and has a skin softening effect. Allantoin has been termed a cell proliferant, an epithelisation stimulant and a chemical debrider in texts such as the "US Dispensatory", "Merck Index", and "British Pharmaceutical Codex". It is said to clean away necrotic tissue, hastening the growth of new healthy tissue. However is only recognized by the FDA OTC panel as a skin protectant. Allantoin produces its desirable effects by promoting and speeding up the healthy, natural processes of the body. It helps the skin to heal itself. Allantoin has long been known to enhance the efficacy and desirability of cosmetic creams and lotions by its action as a skin protectant. It helps prevent and temporarily protects chafed, chapped, cracked or wind-burned skin and lips.

Aloe Vera Extract:
Aloe may reduce inflammation, decrease swelling and redness, and accelerate wound healing. Aloe can aid in keeping the skin supple, and has been used in the control of acne and eczema. It can relieve itching due to insect bites and allergies. Aloe's healing power comes from increasing the availability of oxygen to the skin, and by increasing the synthesis and strength of tissue.

Apricot Kernel Oil:
Full of vitamins A, C, E and potassium. It helps dry and irritated skin. Good in skincare products for all types of skin. Reputed to be useful on sensitive and aging skin. Very soothing.

Arnica Oil:
Also called Leopard’s Bane, very popular in Germany. There are well over 100 drug preparations that are made from the plant. It is a perennial that is protected in parts of Europe. The active components in Arnica are sesquiterpene lactones, which are known to reduce inflammation and decrease pain. Used to soothe and heal bruises, sprains, and relieve irritations from trauma, arthritis and muscle or cartilage pain. Arnica (applied as a cream or salve) is also good for chapped lips, irritated nostrils and acne. (Not recommended for internal use).

Avocado Oil:
Contains protein, amino acids and amounts of vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E. Avocado is both moisturizing and healing, said to regenerate cells, soften body tissue and heal scaly skin and scalp.

Baking Soda:
This fine white powder is a natural deodorizer due to its ability to absorb odors. It is also known to kill bacteria and work as an antifungal agent in products. Great for foot cream. Baking Soda is good as a gentle antibacterial facial scrub, which is especially good for acne-prone skin.

Beeswax:
Wax obtained from the honeycomb. Used as a base for lip balm, body balms and salves.

Calendula Oil:
An infused oil containing the active ingredients of the marigold flower and is sometimes referred to as Marigold oil. It is has been traditionally used for skin care in the Mediterranean regions to help preserve skin freshness, protect skin from over drying, and to help reduce sun-induced wrinkles and sun caused aging during summer time. The anti-aging properties of Calendula oil, known to ancient Egyptians, may be related to the high content and diversity of carotenes, phytosterols, polyphenols and EFAs. Calendula oil is good for all skin types, and is considered valuable for treating skin damage such as wounds, scars, burns, inflammation and other injuries as it is said to be an effective aid in tissue regeneration. It has anti- inflammatory, anti-spasmodic qualities. It is best when infused in a light textured oil such as almond or sunflower. Calendula is a tonic, soothing, restorative oil, good for any type of skin, but especially for dry and/or aging skin. When used regularly this product will impart a deep olive shine to the skin, and helps protect the skin from age related thinning and drying out. It is magical in its ability to prevent tearing, soothe pain, stop bleeding, promote rapid healing, and prevent scarring. Used externally, Calendula is one of the best herbs for treating burns, scalds,cuts, abrasions, and infections because of its antiseptic qualities, improving blood flow to the affected area.

Carrot Tissue Oil:
A dark orange-yellow coloured oil, rich in Beta Carotene, Vitamins B, C, D and E, which adds a nice colour to lotions and creams. It also contains EFAs. It helps to soften and soothe dry, chapped skin and is very effective for aging skin.

Castor Oil:
Castor behaves like a humectant - attracts moisture from the air towards the skin and provides a protective barrier, gives gloss to lips or hair, also used as a natural insect repellant. Castor oil is extracted from the seed of the castor oil plant, whose botanical name is ricinus communis.

Catnip Oil (Nepetalactone):
Also known as Catmint. (Nepata Cataria). Catnip is native to Europe, and was introduced to this country in the late 18th century. It is primarily known for the effect it has on cats. The leaves can be used in tea, which is a folk treatment for fevers, colds cramps and migraines. Most recently claimed by Iowa State University as an effective insect repellant. See American Chemical Society 2001-08-28.

Cetyl Alcohol:
Derived from plants (palm oil-palmityl alcohol). It is a white, waxy solid. It works as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener and carrying agent for other solutions. It keeps the oil and water parts of an emulsion from separating, and gives the product spread ability. It is known to effectively condition and soften the skin and hair.

Cocoa Butter:
A solid fat from the roasted seed of the coca plant (Theobroma cocoa), which is composed of 40-50% solid butterfat. It is a solid at room temperature but quickly melts when it comes in contact with body temperature. It is well known as a skin lubricant and is a wonderful additive to skin care products. Contains natural antioxidants. It helps with dry or itchy skin, stretch marks, skin elasticity, holding moisture in the skin, easing wrinkles and fading scars and burn marks.

Coconut Oil, Virgin:
It is obtained from the freshly harvested coconut meat that has been grated and then expeller pressed to produce the coconut milk. This milk is then centrifuged to separate the milk into coconut solids, water and oil. This separation is so thorough that the oil has no moisture left in it to promote rancidity, and the oil does not need to undergo any further heating to remove moisture. Virgin coconut oil is a light, penetrating oil with excellent shelf life and stability. It can smell of fresh coconut milk. Virgin coconut oil performs similarly to Kukui, Jojoba, Illipe and Shea butters. Its properties are that it is a moisturizer and protects skin and hair. It is antifungal, which lends oxidative stability to formulations in which it is used. It also has a high vitamin E content.

Cranberry Seed Oil:
Is relatively new to the skin care industry but has received a lot of recognition for its unique natural balance of omega 3, 6 & 9 not found in any other oil and high content of natural anti-oxidants. This exceptional oil aids in the absorption and utilization of essential fatty acids in the skin, and is said to moisturize the skin like no other oil. The oil is rich in tocotrienols (vitamin E), is light, non-greasy on the skin and easily penetrates the skin. Use cranberry seed oil in moisturizing lip balms, mother-to-be belly balms, creams, lotions, face and under eye creams, etc. This oil may aid in the relief of itchy, scaly, irritated skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Emu Oil (from e3 farmed and raised birds):
When processed it produces an unsaturated, non- toxic, highly penetrating oil. It is generally between pale yellow or creamy white depending on whether or not it has been rectified or not. It contains a high level of Linolenic acid, known to temporarily ease joint pain. It also contains oleic acid, which produces an anti- inflammatory effect. It has virtually no aroma and does not clog pores. Emu oil aids in the relief of burns, skin ailments, sore joints, muscle aches etc. It is also good for psoriasis, eczema, scarring, swelling, latex dermatitis, keloids, contact dermatitis, hemorrhoids, rheumatism, arthritis, bursitis, callused feet, sprains, chapped skin, sunburn, and many other skin ailments. It is a natural emollient that is suitable for both skin care and cosmetics. Its unique penetrating properties make it an excellent carrier vehicle for other ingredients to help dermal penetration. Massage therapists and chiropractors use it, as it helps the muscles and joints stay relaxed longer after treatment. It also helps milder bar soaps to make them less drying. (See research for more in-depth information on the benefits of Emu oil both topically applied and taken internally).

Emulsifying Wax:
A vegetable based emulsifying wax from naturally occurring fats and esters, further processed into a convenient "pastille flake form". This excellent medium is used to create a bond between water and oil for products which require their binding together. Makes a fluid cream, and lotion without the separation, and compliments the finished products end texture.

Germall Plus:
Lotion and Cream preservative- This preservative is manufactured by a large company prominent in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry and was developed by them as a direct replacement for Germaben and Germaben II. It contains no parabens. It has been tested and approved for usage in cosmetics both in the US and elsewhere. It is a highly effective, broad spectrum, NONPARABEN BACTERICIDE AND FUNGICIDE. As a broad spectrum preservative system, it is highly effective against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, yeasts, molds and troublesome house organisms. As a result, no additional auxiliary preservatives need to be added to the final formulation. This reduces the amount of preservatives needed for proper preservation.

Grape Seed Oil:
This oil is rich with essential fatty acids that are important for the skin and cell membranes. Grape seed oil has restructuring and regenerative properties which allow a better control over skin moisturization. Popular among massage therapists. Good choice for those with allergies to nut based oils, light and odorless, absorbs easily through the skin, great for massage.

Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE), organic:
It is a citrus seed based anti-microbial used as a preservative in natural skin care products. Its properties also include anti-septic, anti-bacterial and astringent. It has some antioxidant activity too. GSE, is blended with vegetable glycerin to make it non-irritating to the skin and mucous membranes when used in formulations. GSE is even safe enough for use as a disinfectant for drinking water when necessary.

Hemp Seed Oil:
Contains high levels of essential fatty acids including linolenic acid which is reputed to help stimulate cell growth. Excellent choice for dry skin and is quickly absorbed into the skin. Hemp seed oil is one of the world's richest sources of polyunsaturated fats, including both of the essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6) and GLA (gamma Linolenic acid), which make it an excellent natural emollient and moisturizer. Body care products containing hemp seed oil can reduce skin discomfort by soothing & restoring dry or damaged skin and increasing the natural moisture retention capacity. With regular use, body care products containing hemp seed oil can help slow down the effects of skin aging & leave the skin smooth, soft & moisturized.

Jojoba Oil:
This thick, pale yellow oil is extracted from the bean-like seeds of a desert shrub (Simmondsia chinensis). It contains fatty alcohols, EFAs (Oleic, Eicosenoic and Docosenoic), and Omega 9. It helped with dry skin, wrinkles, acne, removing makeup, and hydrating hair and itchy or dry scalp. Jojoba closely resembles the natural moisturizing oil, sebum, which is secreted by human skin.

Kokum Butter:
This butter contains vitamin E and EFAs Oleic, Palmitic, Linoleic and Stearic. It helps nurture dry, damaged skin, soothes inflamed skin, provides a supple skin feel and improves skins barrier for natural hydration. It is an emulsion stabilizer and thickener.

Macadamia Nut Oil:
Is one of the only plant oils that contain high amounts of Palmitoleic acid, which also is normally found in the sebum of man, & the oil therefore has great affinity to the skin. It’s very emollient, & is therefore great for dry & ageing skin. In aged skins, where sebum production has reduced, Macadamia oil can be of great benefit. Macadamia massage oil has great emollient properties & for this reason is good to include in a base massage oil blend. Macadamia oil is readily absorbed & helps to soften the skin & is also said to help reduce fine lines when used in facial massage Macadamia oil is more fragrant than sweet almond & some of the other nut oils, it is very sweet, fatty & nutty in aroma. It is thick & leaves an oily film on the skin. It is clear in color with a tinge of yellow.

Mango Butter:
Mango Butter is obtained from the fruit seed of the Mango Tree. Suitable for lip balms, soaps, cosmetics, toiletries and pharmaceuticals. Mango Butter exhibits excellent moisturizing for lotions and good lubricity on skin. It also counters the drying effects of bar soaps and cleansers.

MSM:
It is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living things, sulfur is one of the most abundant minerals in our body and should not be confused with sulfa drugs or harmful sulfites. It is a component of amino acids, some vitamins, hormones, coenzymes and antioxidants it is needed for the formation of connective tissues. Studies have shown arthritic cartilage has about 1/3 the level of sulfur that normal cartilage has. MSM is one of the least toxic substances in biology (same as water: 5) Joints are made up in large, by collagen and glucosamine, both of which are sulfur dependant…Reduces muscle spasm and cramping, is clinically shown to reduce inflammation, permitting muscle and joints to heal faster Helps joint repair by replacing missing sulfur found in arthritic cartilage. MSM is a naturally occurring substance found in our bodies, slows the progression of osteoarthritis Shows an 82% improvement in pain relief, and a 58% increase in recovery level of muscle strains and other athletic injuries Proven to bring pain relief from arthritis, hip-dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, inflammation, carpal tunnel, backache, muscle strain, bursitis, tendonitis, headaches from stress, muscle tightness from stress and TMJ.

Oat Protein Oil:
Exhibits excellent emolliency and penetrating abilities. It also provides natural anti-oxidant activity. Oat Oil improves the elasticity of the skin and hair.

Olive Oil (Virgin):
This oil contains monounsaturated fat, vitamin e, phenols, and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. It helps with wrinkles, dry and brittle hair and nails, and mature or sensitive skin. It provides a breathable layer on the skin so it is still able to continue sweating, releasing sebum and shedding dead skin cells.

Ostrich Oil:
Reportedly, has been used for thousands of years on lesions, burns, contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, dry hair conditions, bed sores, and many other ailments. Ostrich oil contains: Omega 3 (Linolenic), Omega 6 (Linoleic) and Omega 9 (oleic) "essential fatty acids". All are well known for their health benefits.

Pistachio Nut Butter:
Is a soft green butter with great spread ability on the skin. It penetrates the skin easily making it a good massage butter. Pistachio nut butter does not clog the pores.

Plant Stearic Acid:
It is a white, waxy solid derived from a vegetable plant base (coconut or palm). It is used in lotions and creams as a thickener. It naturally occurs in Shea and Cocoa butter. It is also used as a surfactant and softening agent. Stearic Acid is best known for the “pearly” and “waxy” feel that it adds to skin care products, which ultimately has a cooling effect when applied to the skin.

Pomegranate Seed Oil:
It is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It contains EFAs Oleic, Palmitic, Linolenic, Punicic and stearic. It has great moisturizing properties which make it great for dry skin, also helps with skin elasticity and balancing skin ph. It has anti-aging properties and is believed that pomegranate seed oil stimulates keratinocytes, the major cells found in the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. Pomegranate seed oil may help to regenerate these cells, to offset the appearance of aging skin.

Red Raspberry Seed Oil:
Current research indicates that Ellagic Acid slows the growth of abnormal colon cells in humans, prevents the development of cells infected with human papilloma virus (HPV) which is linked to cervical cancer, and promotes apoptotic growth (natural death) of prostate cancer cells. The apoptotic process, triggered by this antioxidant ellagitannins, also has beneficial effects on breast, lung, esophageal, and skin cancer (melanoma). Medical studies in Europe show that ellagic acid, promotes wound healing, reduces and reverses chemically induced liver fibrosis, and is helpful in the fight against heart disease.  Inhabition of carcinogenesis by Ellagic Acid has been demonstrated in animals with esophagus, tongue, lung, colon, liver and skin tumors.
Contains exceptionally high levels of alpha and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), vitamin A and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. This provides the skin with significant broad spectrum protection from damaging UV-A and UV-B rays. The SPF of red raspberry seed oil has been found to be equal to that of titanium dioxide and has been rated to have an SPF as high as 28-50 (Oomah et al 2000). Red raspberry seed oil has more pronounced anti-inflammatory properties than avocado, Grape seed, hazelnut and wheat germ oils and may prove to be most useful in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions (Oomah et al 2000).

Rose Hip Seed Oil:
It is high in GLA, and has recently been used to help reduce the signs of ageing, especially the fine lines around the eyes and lines around the mouth, the drying effects of the sun and climate, as well as assisting with attenuating both accidental and surgical scars, healing burns, and stretch marks. This oil is valued for its properties in treating scar tissue and blemishes. Makes a lovely addition to a mature skin blend or cream. In clinical trials done in South America it was shown many times that this oil can restore skin elasticity and function to the most damaged of tissue. Also useful for hyper pigmentation.

Sea Buckthorn Oil:
This oil is derived from the berries of the Hippophae rhamnoides plant. Its properties include a high amount of linoleic acids and vitamins A, C and E, which are restorative and soothing to the skin. Rich in beta carotene, which gives it a deep orange colour. It is effective as an anti-wrinkle and skin softening ingredient. Contains flavonoids, EFAs 3, 6, 7 and 9, and phytosterols, which are all important for the maintenance of healthy skin. Provides a natural protection from UV rays.

Sesame Oil:
In the 8th Century BC, the Chinese used sesame seeds to treat insect bites and minor burns. They would grind approximately 3 tbsp. of sesame seeds to a coarse powder in a mortar or with a rolling pin, moisten with a few drops of water to form a paste and then apply it to the affected area. Although it is a thick oil, it is used for eczema, psoriasis, rheumatism, arthritis and mature skin, it contains excellent moisturizing and softening properties. In folk medicine it has also been used to help fade blemishes. Sesame as a massage oil has great moisturizing, soothing and emollient qualities and has the ability to penetrate the skin easily, nourishing and detoxifying even the deepest tissue layers. Sesame is a great substitute for those allergic to nut oils.

Shea Butter, Organic:
Extracted from the Shea nuts (Butyrospermum parkii).  Skin protectant. Helps repair cellular degeneration. Penetrates skin providing hours of hydration & relief. A high vitamin A content reverses & slows visible aging. Effective treatment for eczema, psoriasis, stretch marks, rashes, dry skin, burns and scars. Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. All natural fruit extract. Does not clog pores.

St. Johns Wort:
Derived from a shrubby perennial plant with bright yellow flowers. The oil, when applied to the skin, has been known as a remedy for skin injuries, nerve pain, burns and hemorrhoids. It also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. The tannins that St. Johns Wort naturally contains is thought to relieve skin irritations, such as those resulting from minor cuts.

Soybean Oil:
Light oil with a mild scent that was first introduced to the United States from the Orient. This oil was rarely used before 1950, but now counts for more than 65% of all oil commercially used in the United States. The oil is expressed from the bean and is high in Linoleic acid, contains proteins and some vitamin C, A, E, and K. Soybean oil is allotted important regenerative properties due to its content in unsaponifiables. Like all the oils rich in essential fatty acids, it has a restructuring activity and reinforces the cutaneous barrier. It thus helps to maintain the epidermis hydrated. Soybean oil is also a very good skin conditioner and an effective insect repellant.

Sunflower Oil:
Obtained from the seeds of large sunflowers and known to be a moisturizing vegetable oil. It adds a slight oil protecting layer on the skin that will hold moisture in. Sunflower oil contains vitamin E a natural antioxidant that resists rancidity.

Sweet Almond Oil (Butter):
A soft, light-gold coloured oil that contains EFAs and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. It helps with dry and itchy skin, mature skin, eczema, psoriasis, and inflamed skin. The sweet almond butter is obtained from the oil and exhibits all of the natural qualities of sweet almond oil. It is made by blending the oil with hydrogenated vegetable oils resulting in a soft, light coloured butter. It helps hydrate the skin and restores skins elasticity.

Titanium Dioxide:
It is an inorganic compound used in a range of skincare products such as sunscreens, creams and makeup. It is used as a thickening, whitening, lubricating and sunscreen ingredient. It does not penetrate the skin, therefore protecting from the sun (UVA and UVB radiation) without any risk of causing harm to skin cells. It does not irritate the skin. This product is purified by a synthetic process to rid of potentially harmful contaminants (like lead or iron that occur in its pure nature).

Vegetable or Plant Glycerin:
Used to retain moisture and helpful in pulling oxygen and bringing it into the skin. Vegetable glycerin is a natural emollient that adds a cooling effect on the skin and has found itself in most skin care products and soaps.

Vitamin E:
Obtained by the processing of food-grade vegetable oils, such as wheat germ. It is a natural antioxidant and essential vitamin. It helps eradicate free radicals from the skin, and because it retards oxidation, it helps extend the shelf life of many products.

Wheat Germ Oil:
This oil is made from the germ of the wheat - the heart of it. It is the germ that is used in the manufacture of the oil. Wheat germ oil is very high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Because of its high vitamin E content, which is a natural antioxidant which helps to prevent rancidity, it is often added to other carriers to help lengthen their shelf life and to prevent them going off. When used in massage blends it may be too heavy on its own, but it has great nourishing qualities which make it a good choice to include when mixing a massage blend or preparing a carrier blend.  With its high vitamin E content and essential fatty acids, it is used extensively in aromatherapy massage blends since it is said to promote a smoother, younger looking skin, assisting in healing scar tissue as well as stretch marks. It is too sticky to use on its own, but is wonderful when blended with a lighter carriers, such as sweet almond oil. When it is applied topically on to the skin it is said to help promote the formation of new cells, improve circulation, and is said to help repair sun damage to the skin. It is also used to help relieve the symptoms of dermatitis.

Witch Hazel:
Is an anti-oxidant, healing, anti-inflammatory, soothing, cooling, moisturizing and astringent. Used to reduce redness of skin due to irritation of eczema, calm the itch of bug bites and stings.

Xanthan Gum:
It is a natural polysaccharide used in cosmetics and skin care as a thickener or rheology modifier and emulsion stabilizer. It is produced by a process involving fermentation of glucose or sucrose by the xanthomonas campestris bacterium.


Essential Oils and their properties:
Bergamot:
A yellow-green colour. It’s antiseptic and antifungal. Commonly used for acne, oily skin conditions abscesses, boils, cold sores, itching, depression, psoriasis and stress. Reduces anxiety, nervous tension, balancing the nervous system. It’s uplifting, relieves fatigue and has disinfecting qualities.

Catnip:
Also known as Catmint. Distilled from the leaves of Nepata Cataria. It’s properties include antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, emenagogue, nervine, stomachic, diuretic, stimulant, astringent, sedative, insect repellant and antiseptic (thymol).  Catnip is native to Europe, and was introduced to this country in the late 18th century. It is primarily known for the effect it has on cats. The leaves can be used in tea, which is a folk treatment for fevers, colds cramps and migraines. Most recently claimed by Iowa State University as an effective insect repellant. (See American Chemical Society 2001-08-28)

Cedar wood:
Light yellow in colour with a fresh scent of cedar trees. Commonly used for acne, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, alopecia, oily skin, oily scalp and hair, men’s cologne, arthritis, bronchitis (vapors help breathing) and stress (reduces anxiety and tension and is calming). Repels insects.

Clove Bud:
One of the most potent antiseptics, European doctors once breathed through clove filled leather beaks to ward off the plague. Modern dental preparations contain clove essential oil, or its main constituent, eugenot, to numb toothaches and teething pain and to stop infection. Researchers found the Aromatherapy properties reduces drowsiness, irritability, and headaches, assists memory recall, and increases circulation. It has the ability to abate depression, relieve indigestion, and contribute to sexual stimulations. Skin care and stress related conditions including high blood pressure, depression and anxiety. Calms fevers. Good for female system. Good for throat and respiratory infections, and used as an insect repellant. Known to soften foot calluses and great for foot care (antifungal). Yellow-brown with a warm, spicy scent.

Eucalyptus Citriodora (lemon):
The eucalyptus tree was known as the Fever Tree as the strong odors were supposed to improve the wellbeing of people living in swampy areas. In Sicily, eucalyptus trees were planted to combat malaria. Powerful antiseptic, antibacterial and healing agent use in aromatherapy. Renowned for treatment of respiratory complaints, often used in inhalants. Can relieve fever and skin irritations, head clearing, uplifting and refreshing yet calming to the mind. Good insect repellent especially cockroaches and silverfish. A very pale yellow EO distilled from the leaves, stems and twigs.

Eucalyptus Globulus:
Some traditional uses: reducing stress and tension, easing pain, balancing emotions and hormones, PMS, relieve fatigue and nervous exhaustion, to lift melancholy, lessen fluid retention, and repel insects. Emotional profile: to aid with acute fear, rigidity, abuse, lack of self-esteem, discontentment, and heartache. Properties: analgesic, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial. Commonly used for blackheads, acne, blemishes, cold sores, flu, bronchitis and sinusitis. It is clear and has a camphorous scent which helps with breathing and breaks up congestion.

Lavendin/ Lavender:
Distilled from the stems and flowering tops of the herb Lavendula Hybrid var. Grosso French). Light yellow in colour. It has a sweet herbal, floral scent. It is an antiseptic as well as a stimulant. Lavender balances and tones all skin tones. Acne, allergies, anxiety, asthma, athlete's foot, bruises, burns, chicken pox, colic, cuts, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, dysmenorrheal, earache, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insect repellant, itching, labor pains, migraine, oily skin, rheumatism, scabies, scars, sores, sprains, strains, stress, stretch marks, vertigo, whooping cough. [Julia Lawless, the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]

Lemongrass:
(Cymbopogon Citratus), Yellow in colour. It has an earthy lemon scent.
Medically, the Lemongrass EO is used as calming, balances nervous system, mood uplifting, reduces inflammation, vapors help breathing, Improves digestion, stimulates lactation in nursing mothers, disinfectant, tones skin and repels insects.

Litsea Cubeba:
A light yellow coloured oil. Derived from the dried fruit of the mountain spice tree native to China. It has a sweet lemon scent similar to lemon sherbet or lemon drop candies. Due to its astringent qualities, it is commonly used for acne, oily skin, and excess sweat. Refreshing, stimulation, and uplifting mood action which is perfect for relieving fatigue and lethargic psychological states. Its properties are antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral.

Oregano:
A light yellow colour, distilled from the leaves of Origanum vulgare. It is an antiseptic. Used for room sprays and disinfecting surfaces. It has a strong, harsh, herbal scent. Its properties are antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emenagogue and anti-allergenic substance.

Peppermint:
Traditionally used for energy, and brighter mood, reducing pain, to help breathing, improve mental clarity and memory. It can be used for muscle aches, cramps, bruises, joint pain, colic, nausea, asthma, fever, headaches, vertigo, sinusitis and scabies. Peppermint may irritate sensitive skin and should be avoided during pregnancy. Emotional profile: for shock, overwork, apathy and helplessness.

Rose Geranium:
(Pelargonium graveolens) Light yellow colour. Has a floral scent that is similar to rose. It can be used for all skin types. It can help to smooth lines and wrinkles on aged skin, also relieves itchy skin. Some traditional uses: reducing stress and tension, easing pain, balancing emotions and hormones, PMS, relieve fatigue and nervous exhaustion, to lift melancholy, lessen fluid retention, and repels insects. Properties: cleansing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Emotional profile: to aid with acute fear, rigidity, abuse, lack of self-esteem, discontentment, and heartache.

Rosemary:
Greenish in colour, distilled from the leaves of the popular culinary herb Rosmarinus officinalis. It has a strong, camphoraceous aroma that has a bracing, invigorating effect. Improves mental clarity. Commonly used for muscle cramps, dandruff, hair loss, headaches, arthritis, muscle aches, neuralgia and rheumatism. Also known for strengthening hair. Properties: analgesic, antimicrobial and antioxidant. Rosemary should be avoided if you are pregnant, if you have epilepsy or high blood pressure.

Spearmint:
Clear in colour, a minty, sweeter scent than peppermint and less powerful. It is used for headaches, vertigo, asthma, fever, and scabies. Good for children and the elderly. Cooling to the body, uplifting, helps relieve fatigue, refreshing, energizing, breaks up congestion, reduces inflammation, vapors help breathing, improves digestion, soothes itching skin, and repels insects.

Tea Tree:
Distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia. It is one of the most powerful antibiotic and antifungal essential oils. It is gentle and appropriate for any skin type when used in moderation. It is especially effective at regulating sebum production and has a remarkable ability to interrupt oily skin outbreaks and flare-ups (zits). Strong antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, fungicidal properties. Used for a variety of skin complaints e.g. athlete's foot, boils, herpes, ulcers, psoriasis, warts.

White Camphor:
Has a fresh, slightly leafy aroma that clarifies your mindset, leaving you feeling balanced, enlightened, and uplifted. Invigorating. Traditionally used for muscle and circulatory health, as well as for its ability to keep skin looking radiant and fresh. Properties include analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, diuretic, expectorant, rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific, vermifuge and vulnerary. Helps in the treatment of burns, colds, coughs, fever, infection, inflammation, insect repellant, muscular aches and pains, nervous tension, oily skin conditions, rheumatism, shock and sprains.

White Grapefruit:
Grapefruit oil can be diluted to assist with: cellulite, colds and flu, lack of energy, jet lag, muscle fatigue, overweight, headaches, moodiness and mental and physical tiredness.

Wintergreen:
Steam distilled from the leaves and bark of the shrub Gaultheria procumbens. It has a strong and cooling aroma. Helps ease muscle aches and pains which makes it great for use in antiarthritic and analgesic balms. The properties include: analgesic, anodyne, antirheumatic, antiarthritic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emenagogoue and stimulating substance.

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