Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus. Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Lemongrass is a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass that grows up to 1.5 metres (4 feet) in height. Lemongrass Essential Oil is known for its invigorating and antiseptic properties. It can be used in facial toners as its astringent properties help fight acne and greasy skin. An excellent anti-depressant, Lemongrass Essential Oil tones and fortifies the nervous system and can be used in bath for soothing muscular nerves and pain. Lemongrass shares similar properties with citronella and has a great reputation for keeping insects away.
Lemongrass Essential Oil has a fresh earthy, citrusy scent.
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Common Uses: Peppermint is greatly known to help with digestive problems, headaches, fevers, sinuses, muscle and nerve pain, and so much more. Because of its menthol content, Peppermint has been known to have a cooling effect. It is refreshing, a mental stimulant and energizer.
Peppermint has strong minty note with herbaceous warm undertones.
Uses: Diffuse Peppermint essential oil into the air to help with headaches, asthma, congestion and nausea. Peppermint essential oil is great added to a carrier oil or lotion for an uplifting massage or pedicure.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum L. Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Uses: Basil essential oil is commonly used for soothing sore muscles, relieving respiratory congestion and elevating your mood. Its antibacterial action is especially appropriate for skin hygiene and respiratory health.
Diffuse Basil during sickness to clear your sinuses and uplift your spirits.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus. Extraction Method: Steam
The Eucalyptus tree is beautiful; it is a tall evergreen that can grow up to 90 metres high (270 feet). The young trees have oval bluish-green leaves while the mature trees develop long, narrow, yellowish leaves, creamy-white flowers and a smooth, pale grey bark.
Eucalyptus essential oil is fantastic on skin ailments (burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice and skin infections), as well as to combat the effects of colds and the flu. There is also a history of Eucalyptus essential oil being applied to sore muscles and joints.