Aromatherapy Massage Oils

December 10th, 2005

If you�ve never used aromatherapy massage oils, you owe it to yourself to try it. You�re in for a totally unique experience. Whether you want a massage to relax or to rejuvenate or even to heal, using aromatherapy massage oils brings the body�s senses to new heights.

Aromatherapy has made steady gains in use and for good reason. Offering the perfect combination of mental and physical well being, there is no better way to take advantage of aromatherapy than to enjoy its fragrances in massage oils.

Our body�s different senses have been shown to have a direct affect on how we feel. For example, the nose is a very sensitive part of your body. Without it, you cannot taste or smell. Imagine your favorite foods. Now, imagine you cannot taste them. That is scary, everything you eat with no taste! How do you think that would affect your attitude throughout the day?

Studies have shown that the part of your nervous system that helps to control your emotions is connected directly to your nose. Lack of smell can cause symptoms ranging from Depression to Anxiety and this is only one of your senses. With the knowledge of how the mind depends on the feedback from your senses, the idea of aromatherapy exploded onto the scene.

One of the more popular types of aromatherapy is massage oil, because of the variety of uses to target specific issues. Aromatherapy massage oil treatments are unlike any other oils. Whether you are in need of relaxation or need something to perk you up, there is an aroma to fit the immediate needs. Aromatherapy massage combines two excellent methods to evoke your body�s response in whatever area you feel is needed.

There are so many different types and manufacturers of aromatherapy massage oils available, it would be a good idea to do your homework before using. For the best treatment ideas, it is always best to find and pay a certified therapist to ensure you understand how to get the most impact from aromatherapy massage. Especially, when using for the first time.

To explain a couple of different oils and fragrances we will start with Lavender Essential Oils. Lavender Essential Oils are one of the few oils that you can apply directly to your skin. It is said to have burn relief power. It is important to note that these oils should not hurt you, however, if this is your first time using Essential Oils never use them directly on your skin unless under safe direction. Other oils are required to be diluted before use with other base oils.

Another oil gaining in popularity is the Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. Ylang Ylang Essential Oils have very unique properties as well. It is said that these tropical plants have the power to both arouse and sooth the senses. It also goes by another name Cananga Odorata.

Adding aromatherapy massage oils to your therapy program is one experience everyone should try at least once. (Be careful they have been known to be addictive). With the combination of massage and a scented room to awaken your senses, you have the ultimate in relaxation and healing.

About the author

Sanji Gretta has been practicing aromatherapy for quite a while. His latest website is designed to give novice aromatherapy practitioners a introduction to the wonderful world of aromatherapy. Visit his site Now to find out more.

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Aromatherapy For Babies

December 8th, 2005

Before reading this article keep in mind that most doctors don’t recommend the use of aromatherapy on babies that re less than three months old. This is because the nasal and skin tissues of an infant are very sensitive and easily irritated by anything but the blandest of substances. Once your baby is past that age consult with your doctor to make sure that the use of Essential Oils is right for your child.

Traditionally Essential Oils are used to purify the air in a Nursery and calm and relax the infant. The safest and gentlest way to introduce Essential Oils into the Nursery is to put the oils in a Diffuser so the molecules of the oil are dispersed through the air. You can also dilute about ten drops of the oil in a bottle of distilled water and mist that around the Nursery and the baby’s Bedding. Remember always that if your baby starts sneezing, tearing or fretting that it may not be time to introduce aromatherapy into your baby’s life.

For best results try to choose high quality oils. The inexpensive stuff is cut with crude substances and alcohols and can be overwhelming to the delicate system of a baby.

Try to choose oils that are organically grown as they are usually of the highest quality. Avoid purchasing oils in plastic or clear bottles as light and other factors can cause the oil to degrade and lose efficacy. The highest quality aromatherapy oils are usually sold in dark brown bottles that protect them from disintegrating light rays.

There are several oils that are highly recommended for use with babies. Some are mood enhancers, some are room disinfectants and many are a combination of both.

Lavender and roman Chamomile are the best two oils that you can use in a mist or a Diffuser to calm a fussy baby. A blend of Vanilla and Orange oils is a favorite blend for mothers who just want to keep the baby in a happy mood as both oils have the reputation of being mood elevators for children. Peppermint or Spearmint oils are stimulating to the brain. and may help babies learn faster.

You can also add a few drops of Chamomile or Lavender oil to a baby’s bath to help prepare them physically and psychologically for naptime. Keep in mind though that all oils added to a bath must first be generously diluted in Carrier Oil such as Almond or Olive Oil. Never pour Essential Oil drops directly into a bath as that can irritate a baby’s sensitive skin.

The safest aromatherapy oils to use as disinfectants and purifiers for the air are Geranium, Lavender and Eucalyptus. Lavender sprayed directly onto your babies Bedding and allowed to dry before placing the baby back in the Crib also helps get rid of allergens and dust mites. Eucalyptus is best used for babies who have a cold or respiratory problems.

Used in a cautious manner, Essential Oils can not only help you calm and cheer your infant, but they can also mask any unpleasant odors that are always a part of a mother’s life.

About the author

Liz Santher is a aromatherapy enthusiast and freelance author.

http://www.AromaTherapySecret.com

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Aromatherapy For All E-Course

December 7th, 2005

Aromatherapy For All is an affordable, quality, Home-Study natural health course!

Learn the properties of Essential Oils and how to use them safely. Course includes methods of extracting oils, their uses, storage, and how to blend them to treat various conditions.

There are lots of blend recipes included, with instructions on the best ways to use them.

Do you want to treat coughs and sniffles? Boost your confidence? Help with Insomnia? Cure a hangover? It’s all here and very simple to achieve once you know the safety rules and correct ways of using oils.

In this course you will learn how to treat various conditions with Essential Oils, how to store them and about the potential safety hazards.

Aromatherapy can treat emotional and physical conditions and you will learn how to do this. There are recipes for blending oils and treating many everyday conditions included in the blending section. Treat yourself and your family and friends in a safe way.

Course Cost

Basic Course: $16.00 With Certificate Option: $34.00

Course Lessons

  1. What is Aromatherapy? - Essential Oils, history of aromatherapy. How it works.
  2. Extraction of Oils and Their Storage. - How Essential Oils are extracted from plant material. Storing these oils correctly and safely.
  3. Safety Precautions - Safe use of oils. When not to use them. Special circumstances.
  4. Room Fragrance - Room fragrancers to purify the air and stop bacteria.
  5. Essential Oil and Water, Skin, Inhalation and Massage. - How to use oils for massage, inhalation and for Skin Care. Therapeutic bathing.

Why wait to enroll? This is an Online Course and you can begin receiving instruction online from Instructor Jan Harper right now. You’ll get personalized instruction, you can learn at your own pace, track your progress with detailed analysis, and receive feedback from a real expert in the field.

Click to check out Aromatherapy For All now.

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Essential Oils: 14 Characteristics That Make Them Indispensable Today

November 15th, 2005

Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils are some of nature�s greatest gifts to us for use in coping with the onslaught of deadly viruses, bacteria and devastating chronic diseases of today.

With new pandemics such as �bird Flu� in the news, and reports that vaccines are ineffective against them, it is especially reassuring to know that the Creator made provisions to protect and care for those who look to nature for answers.

Here are just some of the reasons why you want to turn to Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils for today�s health challenges:

Essential Oils deliver high levels of oxygen and ozone to the cells, creating an oxygen-rich atmosphere in which pathogens cannot survive.

Essential Oils have powerful Antioxidant properties.

Essential Oils create a negative-ion environment in which pathogens cannot survive.

�Virtually every Essential Oil is anti-bacterial, many are anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic.

�A large number of Essential Oils such as Lemon and Mountain Savory are immuno-stimulators.

�There are no known viruses or bacteria which have developed an immunity to Essential Oils through mutation.

�Sesquiterpenes (chemical constituents of some Essential Oils such as Lemon, Frankincense and Sandalwood) have the rare ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, a critical factor in the healing of many diseases.

Essential Oils can deliver vital nutrients to starving cells by �piggy-backing� them through abnormally thickened cell membranes which have developed due to oxygen deprivation.

Essential Oils, such as Helichrysum, are natural chelators, driving Toxins/metals out of the cells.

Essential Oils normalize and balance the body�s systems.

�Properly produced Essential Oils are living substances which carry electrical frequency and can help raise the frequency of the human body to levels at which disease cannot exist. Rose Essential Oil carries the highest frequency.

Essential Oils such as Geranium and Spruce have the capacity to clear emotional trauma and negative emotional patterns which are at the roots of a vast number of diseases.

Essential Oils stimulate the release of endorphins, relieving physical and emotional discomfort and promoting a feeling of joy and well-being.

Essential Oils can increase our sense of wholeness and connection with the Source of All Healing.

These attributes only apply to therapeutic-quality Essential Oils. It is vital that Essential Oils be produced at low temperature and pressure with the intent of preserving their life force and healing properties. Lesser-quality oils, such as perfume-grade oils sold in most health-food stores and bath and body stores, though relatively inexpensive, simply do not embody the range of healing properties contained in oils produced with healing in mind, and in some cases, can do more harm than good.

Seek out oils that have been produced for the purpose of healing and that contain the full range of natural chemical constituents nature intended.

When you find them, you will have found powerful allies in maintaining and improving your health in these challenging times.

About the author

Julia Rogers Hamrick has been a proponent of natural healing methods for over two decades and a student of aromatherapy for nine years. She is the author of Recreating Eden: The Exquisitely Simple, Divinely Ordained Plan for Transforming Your Life and Your Planet. Julia writes about and leads seminars on the relationship between frequency and experience. For more information on Julia and on recreating Eden, visit http://www.recreating-eden.com

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Aromatherapy diffusers - The natural alternative to synthetic air fresheners

October 25th, 2005

There are several types of aromatherapy Diffusers, all of which are designed to disperse fragrant and therapeutic Essential Oils into the air. An aromatherapy Diffuser can be used as a natural air freshener in a room or even in a car.

Natural plant oils offer an alternative to synthetic fragrances that can cause allergic reactions in some people. As well as having a nice fragrance, pure Essential Oils can be used to promote physical and psychological well being. As the aroma molecules are diffused into the atmosphere, they’re inhaled into the lungs and absorbed into the bloodstream, where their benefits can take effect on the body and mind.

Aromatherapy Essential Oils can be used to produce a calming, refreshing or uplifting mood. Different oils have different aromas and uses. For instance, Lavender oil is well known for its relaxing properties, whereas Tea Tree oil is used by many people to ward off symptoms of Colds. Diffusion can be done in a number of ways.

Essential Oil burners are widely used. These involve a few drops of pure Essential Oil being diluted in a small bowl of water, which is then heated above a tea light. Some people prefer to simply add the oil to a bowl of boiling water, to avoid the risks of a burning flame. The heat helps to disperse the aroma into a room.

Other types of aromatherapy Diffusers that use heat include light bulb rings and those that use an electric heat source. Using aromatherapy Candles is another popular way to freshen a room. Fan Diffusers, powered by either batteries or electricity, work by blowing air over a tray or pad of oil.

A special aromatherapy nebulizer is believed by many aromatherapists to be an even more effective way to disperse oils. Nebulizers break down the oil into separate molecules, to make it easier for the lungs to inhale them. For a cheap and portable way to benefit from aromatherapy oils, Clay pots are really useful. A few drops of oil added to the pot can slowly disperse through the porous surface to freshen the air in a room or in a car.

Essential Oil Diffusers are brilliant for freshening the air in a room and creating a welcoming atmosphere, without the use of any artificial chemicals.

About the Author

Caroline Smith is a freelance writer and regular contributor to this site - A comprehensive guide to aromatherapy and Essential Oils.

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Essential Oils For Beauty

October 20th, 2005

When using Essential Oils to Moisturize the skin, simply add to a Carrier Oil such as Jojoba. Another good tip is to purchase fragrance and lanolin free creams or lotions, from which you can create your own Skin Care products by adding a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil.

The key to developing your own products is to determine what you want them to do. Are you trying to fight cellulite? Then add some Lemon oil to your cream. Are you trying to minimize the appearance of Scar tissue? Patchouli is your answer here. See our for the body listings to find out more about the properties and effects of each Essential Oil.

Essential Oils and how they affect your skin

  1. GREASY SKIN

Sage : relaxes, improves blood Circulation Peppermint: refreshes, cools Valerian : calms Clove : disinfects Camphor : Disinfects, sedating Cypress : Refreshing, relaxing

  1. UNCLEAN SKIN

Cajeput : Improves Perspiration Rosemary : Improves blood Circulation Valerian : Calming Camphor : Disinfects, sedates

  1. THICK, PALE AND WEAK SKIN

Oregano : Widens the blood vessels Melissa : Refreshes, tonic Geranium : Refreshing Linden Blossom : Soothing

  1. INFECTED SKIN

Juniper : Disinfects Lavender : Healing Cajeput : Improves Perspiration Fir : Refreshes, regulates

  1. SENSITIVE, THIN, QUICKLY IRRITATED SKIN

Cypress : Relaxes, refreshes Pine : Balances, refreshes Melissa : Against cramps Chamomile : Sedating Therebinth : Softening

  1. TIRED SKIN

Lavender : Detoxifying Eucalyptus : Vitalizing Cajeput : Improves Perspiration Verbena : Calming Lemongrass : Improves blood Circulation

  1. BODY CARE (GENERAL)

Oregano : Strengthening Thyme : Disinfecting Mint : Tonic Geranium : Refreshing

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Using Essential Oils With Children

October 11th, 2005

To introduce aromatherapy to babies place 2 drops of Essential Oil C(try Lavender) on a tissue and keep it nearby when you are feeding him or her. He will come to associate the aroma with love and comfort. Use this scent at night to help him sleep.

When you leave the child with a sitter the aroma will comfort and reassure him. Use 1 drop Chamomile oil on a washcloth wrapped ice cube to relieve Teething Pain in children

Children love it when their bath water smells good. Lavender and Roman Chamomile are good choices for small children. It is best to add the Essential Oils to some milk or liquid Soap before adding to the tub. Use 1-3 total drops per bath.

Be sure to keep all bottles of Essential Oils away from children. When planning a children’s party choose the Citrus oils like Orange and Mandarin to use in the Diffuser or Aroma Lamp. They are happy yet calming scents that all children love.

Citrus oils can be used as natural cleaning agents around the house. Simply add a few drops of Orange, Lemon, Bergamot or Mandarin oil to water, moisten a clean cloth with the mixture and wipe down children’s rooms and school bags.

Scent children’s drawers containing nighttime clothing with Lavender and Chamomile Essential Oils applied to cotton balls. Works for Moms too! Sweet Dreams!

Dosages

Essential Oil use: Children respond very well to LOW Dosages of Essential Oils especially for anger and irritability. Use 1/3 the adult dose.When using Essential Oils with children, please remember their skin is very delicate.

When adding Essential Oils to a bath be sure to blend the correct # of drops with about 16 oz of water, shake well, then add this mixture to the bath water. Use only those oils safe for children. A few are Lavender, Geranium and Rose. Use 1/2 the usual amount.

Children’s Dosages: Use half the usual dosage when diffusing Essential Oils in a child’s room.

Crying/Irritable Baby

Put 1 drop Lavender on your shoulder and rock the baby to sleep while the baby’s head rest on your shoulder. For more detailed information on using Essential Oils with baies and Children we recommend the book Aromatherapy for Mother and Baby By Allison England, R.N.

Roman Chamomile is soothing for Tantrums and will also promote a good nights sleep. Put 1 drop on the pillow at bedtime. Used in the bath they can be blended with liquid Soap to help them disperse. Use a lower dosage, 50% or 1/2 the recommended amount if Pregnant or Breastfeeding, with children or the elderly.

The number of drops of Essential Oils used should vary in direct proportion to body weight, taking into account the age of the person as well as mental and physical health. The very old should use the same number of drops as children and babies half the amount of children.

Sweet Orange - The Oil of Happiness Warm and sunny, excellent for Depression,stress, Tension, frustration and Anxiety.Orange helps to lift the spirits and promote joy. A great scent for children.Why not use in a Diffuser or Aroma Lamp today. Another way to use Essential Oils is a hand or foot massage.

Children love a hand massage and who doesn’t like their feet rubbed. Lavender would be a good choice. Remember everyone likes to be pampered.Use 3-5 drops of Essential Oils per Tablespoon of Base Oil. Use 1/2 the adult dose for children.Choose Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel or any other unscented Carrier Oil.

Here’s a great blend for sneaker sachets:

two teaspoons Essential Oil of Sandalwood one teaspoon Essential Oil of Tea Tree one half teaspoon each Essential Oils of Lemon and Grapefruit one fourth teaspoon each Essential Oils of Spruce and Lavender(if you have girls, put a bit more Lavender oil in) 4 cups natural Clay kitty litter Stir the oils into the kitty litter in a glass jar, cover and let the mixture age for a week. Put those mismatched or threadbare socks to good use….fill four of them with the sachet blend and close them with rubber bands.

Tangerine oil has a scent similar to Mandarin but contains NO anthranilic acid ester and therefore has no sedative effects. anthranilic acid Esters are highly sedative. Mandarin is wonderful to use with children suffering from Anxiety, nervousness or stress. Make this oil your first choice with children. Great for adults as well. Eucalyptus Smithi is the only Eucalyptus Essential Oil that should be used on children.

Eucalyptus Globulus which is the most common is usually rectified and is not suitable for children. A top note in aromatherapy, this oil is said to be helpful for chest infections, to facilitate breathing. It is also an effective analgesic. Aslo suitable for the elderly.

At the first sign of a stuffy nose place 1 drop of Eucalyptus on the corner of your pillow. This can sometimes even stop a cold from coming on. For young children use Eucalyptus Smithi a much safer oil.

For Colds and coughs.

Under the bed place a bowl of boiling water to which you have added 3 drops of Eucalyptus Oil. Use Eucalyptus Smithi which is safer for children. The steam will rise releasing the molecules into the room. According to the book do not use Eucalyptus on babies younger than 2 months. From The Complete Book of Essential Oil and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood.

When using Essential Oils in the bath for children be sure to dilute in a Carrier Oil like Sweet Almond Oil or whole milk.Use 1/2 the usual adult dosage. (6-8 drops is an adult dose) Lavender and Chamomile are ideal.

If you have children living away from home be sure they have a bottle of Tea Tree oil. My son was recently in New York on business and aquired numerous spider bites. His calf was swollen, hot, and very painful. He picked up a bottle of Tea Tree at a nearby store and he happily reported the next day that it really worked! Dried it up, swelling down, no pain or itching.

A Soothing Tip for Babies and Children

Place 4 drops Lavender and 4 drops Chamomile on a tissue and place between the Sheets 1/2 hour before bedtime. Remove tissue before child gets in bed. Use this tip yourself and tuck inside your pillowcase.

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An Overview of Carrier Oils (Base Oils)

October 3rd, 2005

Carrier Oils may be applied directly on the skin, and/or Essential Oils may be added for use as body, bath or massage oils. As most holistic aroma therapy treatments involve massage, it is important that Carrier Oils are pure, unadulterated and naturally extracted.

Vegetable oils are the most familiar Carrier Oils used in aromatherapy as they have many interesting properties & benefits. Store away from heat & strong light sources. (May be refrigerated to extend shelf life). External use only.

Sweet Almond ~ Prunus dulcis ~ amygdalus var. dulcis
The earliest use of Almond oil dates back to the Romans who used it extensively in Skincare preparations. Sweet Almond is a well tolerated, light, nonintrusive Base Oil for massage with a faint or no fragrance.

  • Protects, nourishes & pampers the skin.
  • Ideal for chapped or irritated skin.
  • Has excellent penetrating properties.
  • Beneficial regardless of skin type or age.
  • Particularly good for dry, sensitive skin.

Apricot Kernel ~ Prunus armeniaca
A wonderful light texture making it very easily absorbed by the skin. Especially suitable for facial massage blends. Good for the treatment of mature, dry, sensitive or inflamed skins.

Avocado Oil (Refined) ~ Persea americana
Contains 64% oleic, 19% palmitic, 14% linoleic, 3% palmitoleic & 1% linolenic acids. Contains also Vitamins A, B1-B2, D, E. Reputed to be rapidly absorbed into the skin, although in practice this depends on the skin type. Used in nourishing products for dry and dehydrated skin. Can be very useful on people with highly absorbent skin.

Calophyllum ~ Organic not certified
Botanical Name: Calophyllum inophyllum
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed
Plant part used: the fruits/seeds (berries) from the shrub
Calophyllum, also known as Tamanu Oil, is thick, viscous and dark grey-green to Black in color. History:
A traditional medicine in the South Pacific where it is used for its analgesic and anti inflammatory properties. The fruits are expressed to yield a pasty mass rich in triacylglycerols. The paste itself is used in several countries as a healing and analgesic agent in the treatment of burns.
Therapeutic properties ~ external uses only:
* may be helpful with various problem of the hair & scalp.
* excema and Psoriasis
* maybe be effective for shingles (especially when used with Ravansara)
* claimed to have anti inflammatory and pain relieving properties, which may be helpful in cases of Sciatica and Rheumatism.
Caution:
Use with caution on sensitive skin as it may be an irritant. Use as a Base Oil or as an 10% additive to your blends. (as it is a rubefacient)
Ref:
Carrier Oil for Aromatherapy & Massage by Len Price

Camelina sativa - Gold of Pleasure
Refined, cold pressed, is a clear, bright yellow oil with a light pleasant odor. Camelina Oil, also called “Gold of Pleasure Oil,” is obtained from the seed of the cruciferous annual plant Camelina sativa. The plant is also called “false flax” as it was often found growing wild in the flax fields. It is particularly valuable as a rich source of polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA’s). Camelina Oil is a remarkable oil, as it has a high content of PUFA’s of both the omega-6 & Omega-3 families. As a matter of fact it is one of the richest sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids with a 40% alpha-linolenic acids, eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid. The essential Fatty Acids have a very clear effect on the skin & act as “anti-aging” agents, by enhancing the barrier function of the epidermis, reducing the trans-epidermal water loss and improving elasticity of the skin.
Camelina Oil can be used as an emollient to soften the skin, protect it against the influences of the weather & improve elasticity.

Evening Primrose ~ Oenothera biennis
Method - Cold Pressed
Plant part - seeds
Evening Primrose is a tall, spiky plant that would burst into bloom only in the early evening and would soon die, which is where it gets its name.� This would lead to the formation of pods containing tiny seeds (similar in size to Mustard seed) from which the oil is obtained.� It can grow almost anywhere. North American Indian medicine men were the first to recognize its potential as a healing agent and used to brew the seed pods to make an infusion for healing wounds. This oil is highly unsaturated, however, rich in Fatty Acids. Especially, high levels of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), a substance much like the body’s own chemical metabolism regulator. Fatty Acid Composition: Palmitic ……………………………….6.2%
Stearic …………………………………..1.8%
Oleic …………………………………….6.7%
Linoleic …………………………………73.8%
Gamma Linolenic …………………………..10.2%
Other Fatty Acids ………………………….1.3%
Usage:
Evening Primrose has been found to be effective for the treatment of:
* useful for dry scaly skin,
* Dandruff conditions,
* helpful for Eczema,
* beneficial for those with Psoriasis,
* dry or prematurely aged skin,
* PMS
* rheumatoid Arthritis.
* accelerates wound healing
It is very fine & readily absorbed into the superficial layers of the skin. Use in a 10% dilution with another Carrier Oil. Also, an excellent massage oil, mixed with Lavender for treating anxious children. Recommend to refrigerate to extend shelf life. Ref:
Carrier Oils for AT & Massage by Len Price
The Complete Guide to AT by Salvatore Battaglia

Fractionated Coconut Oil
A favorite of massage therapists. Can be used as 100% of the blend. For a richer blend, mix with Jojoba or Almond. Absorbs readily into the skin. Ideal for facial massage due to its non greasy nature. Mixed with Essential Oils for treating bed sores and other ulcers have achieved encouraging results. Fractionated Coconut is chemically clean & contains few contaminants likely to interfere with healing. Is odorless & does not go rancid making it suitable for blending Essential Oils for bath, skin & massage products. Long shelf life.

Grapeseed Oil ~ Vitus vinifera
Has a very fine texture & quickly penetrates the skin. It possesses no odor & is used in massage Oil Blends & facials oils.

Hazelnut - Corylus avellana
Hazelnut oil is made from the Kernel. It is rich in Vitamins, Minerals & Proteins. Easily absorbed, it lubricates & nourishes all types of skin. It tones & tightens the skin and helps to maintain firmness & elasticity. It also helps strengthen capillaries. Add Hazelnut oil to facial oils due to its skin nourishing & softening qualities and to encourage cell regeneration.

Jojoba Oil ~ Simmondsia chinensis
Unique because this oil is not composed of fat but liquid wax. Ideal for use in cosmetics due to its molecular stability & its natural moisturizing & healing properties. No rancidity level. Suitable for all skin types. Beneficial in the treatment of certain dry scalp & skin. Perfect media for creating your own signature Scent!

Kukui Nut Oil - Aleurites moluccana
Kukui Nut Oil is derived from the fruit of the Kukui Nut tree, the official tree of the state of Hawaii. This oil is high in linoleic & linolenic acids around 42%, olec acid 20% which are essential Fatty Acids vital for the metabolism of healthy skin. It is a clear oil, high in polyunsaturates. Has a reputation of being excellent for the treatment of superficial burns, chapped skin and some minor skin diseases. Suitable for all skin types and is soothing to dry skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil - Macadamia integrifolia, or Macadamia ternifolia
Family: Proteaceae
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed
Contains: This oil is made up of triacylglycerols that contain monounsaturated fatty acid units (80%) and has good resistance to rancidity. Macadamia oil is particularly unusual in having a high percentage of Palmitoleic acid units not commonly found in other Carrier Oils. A typical fatty acid profile of Macadamia: Myristic ……………………………………0.6 -1.6
Palmitic ……………………………………7.0 -11.0
Palmitoleic ………………………………18.0 - 25.0
Stearic ……………………………………..2.0 - 4.0
Oleic ………………………………………55.0 - 62.0
Linoleic ……………………………………..1.0 - 4.0
External Uses:
It is a highly nourishing and emollient oil recommended for dry and mature skin. Due to the high Palmitoleic acid, which is also found in sebum, Macadamia oil has often been recommended for older skin which starts to dry as the sebum production diminishes.
This oil makes a pleasant massage oil with good keeping properties as it has a long shelf life. It is also a skin lubricant and is easily absorbed by the skin. It has been describing as the ‘vanishing’ oil. The high levels of Palmitoloeic acid units found in Macadamia oil are not found in any other known plant oil. Cosmetic use:
Used in products that afford protection from the aging effects of the sun. In hair care it is utilized in brilliantine’s and hot oil conditioning treatments.
Ref: Salvatore Battaglia: The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy
Len Price: Carrier Oil for Aromatherapy & Massage

Rosehip Seed Oil ~ Organic ~ Rosa mosqueta-rubirosa - Expressed from the seeds
Researchers in Chile have found a natural oil that provides beneficial effects to the skin.
It is the oil extreacted from the seeds of the Rose bush that grows wild in the south of Chile, a cool and very rainy mountain region. The oil pressed off the Rosehip seed contains an amazing 77% Fatty Acids (linoleic and linolenic). Fatty acids have a very important functions in the regeneration of skin cells and repair of damaged tissues. Over the years, RoseHip Oil has been shown to retard the signs of premature ageing and provide excellent results in the treatment of burns, Scars and unsightly spots on skin. If applied consistently during two or three months RoseHip was found to:

  • reduce wrinkles and signs of premature ageing.
  • help counter the drying effects of the sun which are usually first noticed in fine wrinkles or ‘crows feet’ around the eyes and mouth.
  • attenuate Scars (surgical and accidental) and improves the color of same.
  • also, avoids the formation of the keloid type of Scar (lump) which may appear after a surgical procedures.
  • provide excellent results in treatment of skin that has been burnt or exposed to radiotherapy.
Rosehip Oil is massaged into the affected area with fingertips until completely absorbed.

Sesame Seed Oil ~ Sesamum indicum
High in Vitamin E, B complex Vitamins, minerals: calcium, magnesium & phosphorus. Ideal for Skin Care as a natural Moisturizer. Suitable for all skin types. A comparatively stable oil, does not turn rancid on contact with air. Has a distinct oily, nutty odor.

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