Essential Oils A-Z
- Laxative Promotes evacuation of the bowel
- Cicatrisant Helps wounds heal
- Haemostatic Stops bleeding
- Emmenagogue Provokes menstruation – useful for clients suffering from absence of periods, but contraindicated for pregnant women
- Astringent Contracts and tightens tissues, especially skin
- Relaxing Has a relaxing effect on body and mind
- Antidepressant Helps lift depression and symptoms related to it
- Antiviral Kills virus, or helps prevent a virus developing
- Tonic Especially of the spleen
- Antiseptic Prevents or removes infection
Skin ďż˝ a great oil for the skin, it has an anti-inflammatory, tonic and astringent effect on broken capillaries and thread veins and very good for dry and mature skin and wrinkles. Nervous ďż˝ rose oil is an effective antidepressant and helps relieves symptoms of nervous tension and stress as well as insomnia. Reproductive ďż˝ regulates menstrual problems and uterine disorders, calms PMT, increases semen production.
A flower we are all familiar with of many different species and colours. Roses are loved the world over for their beauty and scent. Rose, like jasmine is one of the best and most expensive of essential oils. The rose for essential oil is mostly grown in Bulgaria, Turkey and France.
A blend for calming and soothing the skin 4 drops of Rose 2 drop of Lavender 2 drop of Chamomile 2 drop of Neroli Add to 2 oz of a base cream and apply to the skin a couple of times daily
The Rose was one of the most valued medicinal plants in the monastery gardens of medieval Europe. Rose petals are astringent and can and were used as a skin wash to staunch bleeding from scrapes and cuts. Luxurious rosewater has been around for centuries and a welcome addition to almost any natural beauty and skin care formula.
It has emmenagogue properties so it is best avoided by pregnant women It is non toxic, non-irritant