Essential oils are the natural oils distilled  (Most frequently by steam or water)  from a variety of plant parts, such as the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, twigs and resin. The method of extraction depends on the part of the  plant  from which the oil is being taken  and is a highly specialized  process. Other processes  include  expression,  solvent extraction,  absolute oil extraction,  resin  tapping, and  cold pressing. They are used in  perfumescosmeticssoaps and  other products,  for  flavoring  food  and  drink,  and  for  adding  scents  to incense and household cleaning products.


Essential Oils Dilution Chart

10ml & 50 ml Amber Dropper Bottles

If you are a person that has a problem with a sensitive skin, it is strongly advised that you perform a skin patch test before using any essential oils for the first time.

Essential oils of Sri Lanka 

Black Pepper Oil, Cardamom Oil, Cinnamon Bark Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Citronella Oil, Clove bud Oil, Ginger Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Mace Oil, Nutmeg Oil, Turmeric Oil Vetiver Oil 


Other Available Essential Oils


Basil Oil

ocimum basilicum

It has a beneficial action on the respiratory tract and is often used for asthma, bronchitis and sinus infections. It furthermore is also effective in cases of constipation, nausea, vomiting and cramp, and is also good when used for menstrual problems. Due to the emmenagogue properties, it is often used to relieve scanty periods and normalizing menses. lt is effective in digestive disorders, ranging from nausea to hiccups, and for infections in the respiratory tract. It is useful for wasp and insect bites, particularly that of mosquitoes.

Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum L.)

Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum L.) and sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) are the most commonly grown basil species in India for essential oil production and biosynthesis of potentially volatile and non-volatile phytomolecules with commercial significance. The aroma, flavor and pharmaceutical value of Ocimum species is a significance of its essential oil, which contains most of the monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. A large number of plants have been studied for characterization and identification of terpene synthase genes, involved in terpenoids biosynthesis

The medicinal properties of tulsi have been studied in hundreds of scientific studies including in vitro, animal and human experiments. These studies reveal that tulsi has a unique combination of actions that include: Antimicrobial (including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antimalarial, anthelmintic), mosquito repellent, anti-diarrheal, anti-oxidant, anti-cataract, anti-inflammatory, chemopreventive, radioprotective, hepato-protective, neuro-protective, cardio-protective, anti-diabetic, anti-hypercholesterolemia, anti-hypertensive, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic, anti-pyretic, anti-allergic, immunomodulatory, central nervous system depressant, memory enhancement, anti-asthmatic, anti-tussive, diaphoretic, anti-thyroid, anti-fertility, anti-ulcer, anti-emetic, anti-spasmodic, anti-arthritic, adaptogenic, anti-stress, anti-cataract, anti-leukodermal and anti-coagulant activities. These pharmacological actions help the body and mind cope with a wide range of chemical, physical, infectious and emotional stresses and restore physiological and psychological function.

The placing of a living tulsi plant at the center of the household, therefore, has applicability beyond the realms of Hinduism and may play a useful role in addressing modern day issues through embodying the healing power of the natural world and serving as a constant connection to living nature.




Bay Oil

laurus nobilis

Botanically hailed as Laurus nobilis and sprouting aromatic bay leaves, is an evergreen shrub, which is native to the Mediterranean region and is popularly used as a spice in Indian cooking. It is a flowering plant belonging to the Lauraceae family but has many other diverse families too based on the similarity of the foliage. The mention of the Laurus nobilis can be found in Biblical, Roman and Greek texts and cultures.

The bay leaf by itself is a fragrant herb and can be used fresh or dry. The dried leaves tend to have a strong flavour and are simmered before they are consumed. In fact, they are placed in braising liquids and taken away before serving. When dried bay leaves are ground to powder, they serve as a spice.

Amazing composition of the oil bay oil has a beneficial effect on the condition of the hair and scalp. The systematic application of this oil soothes the scalp, prevents diseases of fungal origin (e.g. dandruff, oily seborrhea, etc.). Also, it nourishes, strengthens and restores the structure of the hair follicles. Also, it blocks the process of hair loss, and in more serious cases can prevent baldness. Bay essential oil accelerates the hair growth, gives them elasticity, the seductive brilliance and density.




Bergamot Oil



citrus aurantium

This fresh smelling essential oil is a favorite in aromatherapy and is great for creating a more relaxed and happy feeling, relieving urinary tract infections, boosting the liver, spleen and stomach, while fighting oily skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, as well as cold sores.Bergamot oil can be used in the treatment of depression, stress, tension, fear, hysteria, infection (all types including skin), anorexia, psoriasis, eczema and general



Black pepper oil



piper nigrum

Black Pepper Oil is extracted from the plant Piper nigrum of the Piperaceae family. The oil is made from the unripe red fruit of the plant, while white pepper for household use, is made from the same fruit, but the berry is picked when fully ripe and the outside layer (pericarp) is removed before drying.

Uses: Black pepper oil can be used to help in the treatment of pain relief, rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, increase circulation, exhaustion, muscular aches, physical and emotional coldness, nerve tonic and fevers. It furthermore increases the flow of saliva, stimulates appetite, encourages peristalsis, tones the colon muscles and is a general digestive tonic.



Camphor Oil


Cinnamomum camphora

Camphor Essential Oil is derived from the Cinnamomum camphora botanical and is also referred to as True Camphor, Common Camphor, Gum Camphor, and Formosa Camphor. Native to the forests of Japan and Taiwan, it is also known Japanese Camphor and Hon-Sho. Before the Camphor tree was introduced to Florida in the late 1800s, it had already begun to be vastly cultivated in China. When its benefits and applications grew in popularity, its cultivation eventually spread to more countries with tropical climates that are conducive to the growth of these trees, including Egypt, South Africa, and India. Early varieties of Camphor Oil were extracted from the woods and barks of Camphor trees that were fifty years of age or older; however, when producers eventually became aware of the benefits of preserving the environment by avoiding the cutting of trees, they also came to realize that the leaves were far better for extracting oils, as they had a quicker rate of regeneration.

Camphor has been used in traditional medicine from time immemorial in countries where it was native. It was probably the odor of the substance and its decongestant effect that led to its use in medicine.

It has long been used as a medical substance in ancient India, where it generally goes by the name Karpura. It has been described in the 7th-century Ayurvedic work Madhavacikitsa as being an effective drug used for the treatment of fever. The plant has also been named Hima and has been identified with the plant Cinnamomum camphora. According to the Vaidyaka-abda-sindhu, it is one of the five flavours used in betel-chewing, where it is also referred to as Candrabhasma (˜moon powderâ).Camphor also was used for centuries in Chinese medicine for a variety of purposes.

Cardamom Oil

Elettaria cardamomum

Aromatically, Cardamom Essential Oil is a spicy-sweet middle note that blends well other spice oils, citrus oils, wood oils, and so many other oils. It’s not an oil that I generally use as a single-note though many do enjoy diffusing it on its own. To me, Cardamom Essential Oil shines as a “team player” when blended with other oils. It makes an ordinary blend come to life.

Emotionally, Cardamom Essential Oil is uplifting and energizing. It might offer promise to those challenged with stress, fatigue, depression or despair. Cardamom Oil is considered an aphrodisiac.

Cardamom is one of the most significant, valuable spices in the world. It consists of the small, highly aromatic pods or seed capsules of a perennial plant of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae).

Cedarwood Oil

Cedrus deodara

Cedarwood Essential Oil is steam distilled from the wood of the Cedar tree, of which there are several species, such as Cedrus atlantica, Cedrus deodara, Juniperus mexicana, and Juniperus virginiana, which are more commonly recognized as Atlas, Himalayan, Texan, and Virginian Cedarwood, respectively.

Throughout history, Cedarwood Essential Oil has been used by various cultures, such as Native American and Tibetan communities, to address ailments ranging from minor discomforts, including coughs and hiccups, to more severe illnesses. In Ancient Egypt, Cedarwood Oil’s antimicrobial and insecticidal properties made it valuable for use in mummifying procedures. In these and other societies, Cedarwood was also known to relax the body and mind, making it ideal for use in religious ceremonies and spiritual practices, such as communal prayer and independent meditation. Today, it continues to be used for similar applications as well as for cosmetic applications.



Cinnamon Leaf



Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Cinnamon Leaf Oil is extracted from Cinnamomum zeylanicum of the Lauraceae family. The oils are distilled from the the shiny green,leathery leaves, small white flowers and oval bluish white berries. Cinnamon has a long tradition of use, having been produced in Sri Lanka for more than 2,000 years.

Uses: Cinnamon leaf has been used for thousands of years for a variety of complaints including colds, flu, digestive and menstrual problems, rheumatism and kidney troubles and as a general stimulant. Research shows that virus, bacteria, and fungus cannot survive in the presence of cinnamon oil and it is sometimes used as a cordial in cramps of the stomach, and in syncope or as a stimulant in paralysis of the tongue.



Cinnamon Bark Oil


Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Cinnamon Bark Oil is extracted from Cinnamomum zeylanicum (also known as C. verum and Laurus cinnamomum) of the Lauraceae family. The Oils are distilled from the inner bark of this tropical evergreen up to15m high, with strong branches and thick scabrous bark.Cinnamon bark is widely used as a spice. Cinnamon has traditionally been used to treat toothache and fightbad breath. Cinnamon oil benefit lies in its toning and calming effect on the respiratory tract, the nervous system, and in the easing of colds and influenza, as well as period pains.




Citronella oil




cymbopogon nardus

Citronella oil is extracted from the plant Cymbopogon nardus of the Graminae (Poaceae) family and It is also known as Sri Lanka or Lenabatu citronella. The oils are distilled by finely chopped fresh, dried or part dried hardy grass.

Uses: This oil has been typecast as an insect repellant (especially for malaria carrying mosquitoes), it also has great benefit in clearing the mind, refreshing rooms and for softening skin, while combating oily skin and sweaty feet.



Clary sage



salivia sclarea

Clary sage is calming to the nervous system, particularly in cases of depression, stress, insomnia and deep seated tension. It furthermore is a good tonic for the womb and female functions in general, such as painful periods, scanty menstruation and relaxation during labor, thus encouraging a less painful birth. During menopause, clary sage oil can help reduce hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, irritability, as well as headaches and dizziness.It is good for muscle pains, digestive disorders, kidney diseases and the cooling of inflammation of the skin.



Clove Bud oil


ugenia caryophyllata

 Clove Bud oil is extracted from Eugenia caryophyllata of the Myrtaceae family. Clove oil can be extracted from the leaves, stem and buds. We sell clove bud oil, which is extracted by water distillation, containing the desired lower percentage of eugenol. Although clove oil is a very potent oil that should be used with great care in aroma therapy, it does have wonderful properties from stimulating the mind and lifting depression, to aiding digestion relieving pain in arthritis and rheumatism, easing respiratory problems and assisting leg ulcers. Placing a few drops of clove oil on a cotton ball and then placing the cotton ball in a linen cupboard will not only fragrance the cupboard, but will help to keep fish moths at bay



Coriander Oil


Coriandrum sativum

 essential oil and extracts possess promising antibacterial, antifungal and anti-oxidative activities as various chemical components in different parts of the plant, which thus play a great role in maintaining the shelf-life of foods by preventing their spoilage. This edible plant is non-toxic to humans, and the sativum essential oil is thus used in different ways, viz., in foods (like flavouring and preservatives) and in pharmaceutical products (therapeutic action) as well as in perfumes (fragancias and lotions). The current updates on the usefulness of the plant C.sativum are due to scientific research published in different web-based journals



Cypress oil


cupressus sempervirens

Cypress essential oil is obtained through steam distillation of cypress twigs, stems, and needles. [Cypress is a needle bearing tree of coniferous and deciduous regions, which bears the scientific Cupressus sempervirens.

The essential oils extracted from cypress contain components like alpha pinene, beta pinene, alpha-terpinene, bornyl acetate, carene, camphene, cedrol, cadinene, sabinene, myrcene, terpinolene, and linalool, which contribute to its medicinalproperties.



Eucalyptus Ol


eucalyptus globules

Eucalyptus oil helps to clear the mind and focus concentration, while reducing swelling in the mucus membranes. It is very valuable in fighting respiratory problems, fighting inflammation and sore muscles, rheumatism, headaches and nervous exhaustion, while boosting wound and ulcer healing and soothing skin eruptions. Eucalyptus is also very useful as an air disinfectant. Burning the oil helps to purify the air in sickrooms. Its anti inflammatory properties are helpful when use as a massage oil to relieve pains and aches associated with rheumatism and arthritis.



Fennel Oil


foeniculum vulgare

This essential oil is used in aromatherapy to boost your courage, resolve and strength in the face of adversity, while helping a huge array of digestive problems, fighting obesity, clearing an oily skin and fighting wrinkles. Fennel oil is a remedy for digestive complaints such as flatulence, constipation, colic, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dyspepsia and hiccups. It is also used in cases of obesity, as it promotes that full feeling and has a diuretic effect that helps to disperse cellulite.Fennel oils greatest benefits lie in its easing of the digestive system, helping with obesity and toning the skin.



Frankincense Oil


Boswellia carteri

Frankincense is tapped from the scraggy but hardy trees by slashing the bark, which is called striping, and allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden. These hardened resins are called tears. There are several species and varieties of frankincense trees, each producing a slightly different type of resin. Differences in soil and climate create even more diversity of the resin, even within the same species. Boswellia sacra trees are considered unusual for their ability to grow in environments so unforgiving that they sometimes grow out of solid rock. The initial means of attachment to the rock is unknown, but is accomplished by a bulbous disk-like swelling of the trunk. This growth prevents it from being ripped from the rock during violent storms. This feature is slight or absent in trees grown in rocky soil or gravel. The trees start producing resin when they are about eight to 10 years old. Tapping is done two to three times a year with the final taps producing the best tears due to their higher aromatic terpene, sesquiterpene and diterpene content. Generally speaking, the more opaque resins are the best quality. Fine resin is produced in Somalia, from which the Roman Catholic Churchpurchases most of its stock.



Garlic Oil


Allium sativum

Garlic Oil health benefits includes treating acne, boosting immunity, relieving toothache, preventing hair fall, treating dandruff, combating infection and treating metabolic disorder. Other benefits includes relieving headaches, controlling diabetes, supporting respiratory health, preventing obesity, improving digestion, treating ear infections and treating cold sores.

Using garlic oil is popular for people struggling with obesity,metabolic disorders,diabetes, blood pressure, indigestion, a weak immune system, anemia, arthritis, congestion, cold, flu, headaches, diarrhea, constipation, and poor nutrient uptake, among others.

Garlic juice can be a very effective remedy for constipation and inflammation in the gut, given its high antioxidant content and stimulating nature. It can help improve digestion and stimulate peristaltic motion, and even reduce the risk of various gastrointestinal cancers.



Geranium Oil


Pelargonium graveolens

This uplifting oil has a great all-over balancing effect on the mind and this uplifting property also extends to the effect it has on the skin where it helps to create balance between oily and dry skin. It helps to sort out emotions where it helps to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety, and also works on the adrenal cortex, which has a balancing effect on the hormone system.The strong smell is particularly good to ward off mosquitoes and head lice.



Ginger Oil


zingiber officinale

Ginger oil is extracted from the plant Zingiberaceae officinale of the Zingiberaceae family. The oil is extracted by distillation from the unpeeled or dried, ground up rhizome (root) of the plant. Oil can vary in color from pale yellow to a darker amber color and the viscosity also ranges from medium to watery.

Uses :Â Ginger oil is well suited to help ease colds and flu, nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness, muscle aches and pains, as well as poor circulation and arthritic pain. Its warming qualities are good to use for feelings of loneliness and winter depression, and its energizing properties make it a good aphrodisiac.



Grapefruit Oil


Citrus paradisi

The best quality grapefruit essential oil is extracted by compression as in the case of most citrus oils. Since no heat or chemicals are used, it helps preserve the integrity of the oil and the efficacy of its various volatile components. The bitter oil has a refreshing citrusy aroma that can be described as sweet and tangy.Grapefruit oil has a cleansing and detoxifying effect on everything it comes in contact with, be it industrial surfaces or household objects or the human body. Its main component is Limonene, which constitutes 90-95% of the oil. It also contains alpha pinene, sabinene, myrcene, geraniol, linalool and citronellol among others.



Juniper berry oil


juniperus communis

Juniper oil is a very valuable oil and can be used in cases of nervous tension and anxiety, for the urinary tract, for over-eating and obesity, for eliminating uric acid and for skin care. The affinity to the urino-genital tract was further shown when studies revealed that it enhances glomerular filtration, thereby causing the excretion of more amounts of potassium, sodium and chlorine especially helpful when the prostate gland is enlarged.



Lavender Oil


lavendula angustifolia

Lavender oil is one of the most versatile oils and is handy to have around the house, as it can be used for such a variety of problems. It not only helps with nervous conditions, it is useful for the digestive system, the espiratory tract and skin problems, it also helps with muscle aches and pains and arthritis and rheumatism. It is very helpful in easing headaches by massaging the oil on the temples and feet.It has a beneficial effect on tension and anxiety. Lavender is very helpful in dealing with minor burns and sunburn, and may also be useful in treating psoriasis and eczema.



Lemon Oil


Citrus limon

Lemon essential oil is a type of Essential Oil commonly used in aromatherapy Sourced from the peel of the Citrus limon plant, lemon essential oil is said to offer a number of health benefits.Lemon essential oil is typically used to ease stress, fight fatigue and insomnia, and address conditions such as acne, athlete’s foot, depression, warts, and varicose veins. In addition, lemon essential oil is said to stimulate the immune system, alleviate pain, and promote weight loss.



Lemon eucalyptus


Corymbia citriodora

Lemon eucalyptus essenial oil is obtained from the fragrant leaves of the Corymbia citriodora tree, and this oil is known in aromatherapy by both its botanical name, and as lemon eucalyptus. Although this essential oil is not as popular in aromatherapy as the ubiquitous Corymbia citriodora, it is fast growing in reputation due to its powerful bactericidal and insect repellent properties. Corymbia citriodora is one of the most popular eucalyptus trees grown throughout Melbourne in Australia, which is its native country. This species is believed to have originated from a restricted area of Queensland on the Tropic of Capricorn, and is now found growing throughout the world tropical climates.



Fennel  oil



Foeniculum vulgare

A study published in the Journal of Food Science, found that chewing on fennel seeds helped increased the nitrite content in saliva, making it a great natural way to keep a check on blood pressure levels. Apart from this, fennel seeds are also a very rich source of potassium and since potassium is an essential component of cells and body fluids, it helps control your heart rate and blood pressure.




Mace Oil


myristica fragrans

Mace oil is extracted from the plant Myristica fragrans of myristicaceae family. The Oils is distilled by dried arillus of the fruit of nutmeg. Mace & Nutmeg have similar taste qualities, nutmeg having a slightly sweeter and mace a more delicate flavor. Both Mace and Nutmeg help digestion in stomachic weakness, but if used to excess may cause over-excitement.A flavouring agent, stimulant and tonic. The oil has shown good anti inflammatory action, and is also successful in relieving pain, especially muscular aches and pain, as well as rheumatism.



Marjoram oil


origanum marjorana

This oil has value when used for asthma and other respiratory complaints and has a calming action on emotions. It helps hyperactive people calm down while boosting circulation. It soothes the digestive system and helps with cramps, indigestion, constipation and flatulence and has a beneficial action on colds, sinusitis, bronchitis and asthma. As a general relaxant, marjoram oil is used for headaches, migraines and insomnia and although it can diminish sexual desire, it is great for treating delayed, painful or scanty monthly periods as well as menstrual cramps.



Myrrh Oil


Commiphora myrrha

The health benefits of myrrh essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antimicrobial, astringent, expectorant, antifungal, stimulant, carminative, stomachic, anticatarrhal, diaphoretic, vulnerary, antiseptic, immune booster, circulatory, tonic, anti-inflammatory, and an antispasmodic substance.

The essential oil of myrrh is extracted from resin. Myrrh, in the scientific nomenclature system, is called Commiphora myrrha and is native to Egypt. The resin was frequently used in incense and perfumes in ancient Egypt, and the oil obtained from it was used for healing wounds in ancient Greece. The main components of this essential oil are alpha-pinene, cadinene, limonene, cuminaldehyde, eugenol, cresol, heerabolene, acetic acid, formic acid, and sesquiterpenes.



Nutmeg Oil


myristica fragrans

Nutmeg oil is also extracted from Myristica fragrans of the myristicaceae family and the oil is distilled from the dried seeds. The oil is colourless or light yellow and smells and tastes of nutmeg. This warming spicy essential oil is used in aroma therapy to fight inflammations and muscle as well as rheumatic pain, while assisting the digestive system and supporting the reproductive system, and at the same time stimulating and invigorating the mind.

Neroli Oil

citrus aurantium

This essential Oil blends nicely with almost any floral oil, especially rose. For the ultimate in luxury, try mixing it with rose and jasmine. Neroli is widely used in commercial perfumery, as well as in massage oils, bath oils, and skin creams. Neroli is one of the most effective oils for nervous problems. It calms highly charged emotional states and instills a feeling of confidence and euphoria. Neroli is excellent for panic attacks and shock.


Onion Oil

Allium cepa

Although rarely used specifically as a medicinal herb, the onion has a wide range of beneficial actions on the body and when eaten (especially raw) on a regular basis will promote the general health of the body. The bulb is anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, lithontripic, stomachic and tonic. When used regularly in the diet it offsets tendencies towards angina, arteriosclerosis and heart attack. It is also useful in preventing oral infection and tooth decay. Baked onions can be used as a poultice to remove pus from sores. Fresh onion juice is a very useful first aid treatment for bee and wasp stings, bites, grazes or fungal skin complaints. When warmed the juice can be dropped into the ear to treat earache. It also aids the formation of scar tissue on wounds, thus speeding up the healing process, and has been used as a cosmetic to remove freckles. Bulbs of red cultivars are harvested when mature in the summer and used to make a homeopathic remedy. This is used particularly in the treatment of people whose symptoms include running eyes and nose.

Orange Oil



Citrus sinensis

It is a sunny and radiant oil, bringing happiness and warmth to the mind and helps people to relax and helps children to sleep at night. Orange oil can be used effectively on the immune system, as well as for colds and flu and to eliminate toxins from the body. It is a good diuretic and is most useful in balancing water retention and obesity. Its lymphatic stimulant action further helps to balance water processes, detoxification, aiding the immune system and general well-being. For the digestive system, orange oil can help with constipation, dyspepsia and as a general tonic. It is also useful in cases of nervous tension and stress.

Oregano oil

oreganum vulgaris

Oregano oil is a product made from the oregano plant, Origanum vulgare. It contains a higher concentration of the helpful compounds that occur naturally in the plant.

This oil is available to use orally, unlike oregano essential oil, which is much more concentrated and used in aromatherapy. People should not take essential oils by mouth.

Whether a person applies it topically or takes an oral supplement, oregano oil may be helpful for a range of conditions.

Compounds in the oil have effective antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, which explain many of the benefits.

There are some risks and potential issues to consider before using oregano oil, and it may not be right for everyone. This article covers 10 of the most promising health benefits of oregano oil.

Oregano, or Origanum vulgare, is a small, bushy plant that belongs to the mint family. It is a familiar culinary herb in Italian dishes.

Oregano oil contains high levels of important compounds in its leaves and smaller stems. Oil manufacturers dry the leaves and stems, then steam-distill the plant matter to extract as many compounds as possible.

Thanks to the high levels of carvacrol, oregano oil may help fight certain types of bacteria.

For instance, Staphylococcus is a common type of bacteria that causes staph infection. Some strains occur naturally in the body, but when the bacteria grow too quickly, it can cause bothersome symptoms.

Research shows that carvacrol is effective in eliminating the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis, two common causes of infection.

Taking oregano oil supplements or rubbing it on the skin may help a person make use of these antibacterial effects.

Researchers are also exploring the use of oregano oil for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The authors of a study in Frontiers in Microbiologyfound that a combination of oregano oil and silver nanoparticles effectively eliminated all the bacteria they tested.




Palmarosa oil


Cymbopogon martini

Palmarosa is a wonderful remedy for skin conditions like acne because of its natural antiseptic constituents. Mix together 5 ml (1 tsp) almond or sunflower oil, a few drops of wheat germ oil and 3 drops of palmarosa, and massage in twice a day. This can also work wonders for old acne scars, for wrinkles (especially those occurring after long exposure to sun) and broken veins. Apply palmarosa oil neat to boils, using a cottonwool bud. Do this morning and night.

The plant has long been used in India, taken internally as a remedy against infection and fever easily understandable because of the very high proportion of geraniol, a natural antiseptic and bactericide. The oil is also stomachic.



Patchouli oil


pogostemon cablin

Patchouli oil has a grounding and balancing effect on the emotions and banishes lethargy, while sharpening the wits, d fighting depression and anxiety. It is also said to create an amorous atmosphere. It is effective for fungal and bacterial infection and is of great help for insect bites. It could also be used as an insect repellant and is also used as a support for dealing with any substance addiction. With its excellent diuretic properties, it is effective in fighting water retention and to break up cellulite, easing constipation and helping to reduce overweight. Furthermore, it has a great deodorizing action, and helps when feeling hot and bothered, while cooling down inflammations and assisting with wound healing. On the skin, this oil is one of the most active and is a superb tissue regenerator, which helps to stimulate the growth of new skin cells. In wound healing, it not only promotes faster healing, but also helps to prevent ugly scarring when the wound heals. Patchouli oil is very effective in sorting out rough, cracked and overly dehydrated skin and is used to treat acne, acne, eczema, sores, ulcers, any fungal infections, as well as scalp disorders.



Pappermint Oil


mentha piperita

This cooling and refreshing essential oil is used in aromatherapy to stimulate the mind, increase mental agility and to increase focus, while cooling the skin, reducing redness and calming irritation and itchiness. It furthermore helps to ease spastic colon, migraine, headaches, sinus and chest congestion and boosts the digestive system. Helpful in treating muscular and joint pains.



Pine Oil


Pinus sylvestris

Pine oil is most useful to relieve mental, physical and sexual fatigue, while having a cleansing and invigorating effect on an area and is great for vapor therapy in a sick room as it promotes healing. It can be used for cuts and sores, scabies and lice and for excessive perspiration, while its warming properties help with rheumatism, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains and it can stimulate circulation. Furthermore it can help in cases of bronchitis, asthma, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, colds and flu. It eases breathlessness and sinusitis.As a general kidney cleanser, it is effective with cystitis, prostate problems and urinary infections and can also help with nervous exhaustion, neuralgia and mental fatigue



Rosemary oil


Rosmarinus officinalis

Hair loss can undermine self-esteem and it can be a challenge to search for a cure. However, some studies recommend rosemary oil to encourage hair growth or to halt hair loss.

By the age of 50 years old, about half of women and 85 percent of men will experience some degree of hair loss.

Research on rosemary oil for hair growth is still in its infancy, so there is no way of being sure if rosemary oil will work for everyone or not. However, this natural remedy may be safer and less likely to cause side effects than some hair growth medications.

In this article, ways of trying rosemary oil as a home remedy for hair loss are discussed and explained

Rose Geranium Oil

Pelargonium roseum

(Pelargonium graveolens) is a species indigenous to Southern Africa (widespread especially in the Cape Town region) belonging to the Geraniaceae family, which was introduced in the Mediterranean part of Europe since the beginning of the eighteenth century.

Pelargonium roseum has a woody, straight stem with branches; its leaves are usually alternate, palmately lobed or pinnate, often on long stalks, and sometimes with light or dark pattern; covered with short, rough hairs, which give the plant a strong, pleasant rose-like scent. The erect stems bear five-petaled flowers in umbel-like clusters; the flower has a single symmetry plane (zygomorphic), which distinguishes it from the Geranium flower, which has radial symmetry (actinomorphic)

Spearmint Oil

mentha spicata

There are hundreds of mint varieties. They are part of the Mentha genus. Some of the more commonly grown mints for the garden include ginger mint, orange mint, basil mint, lavender mint, grapefruit mint and apple mint

Peppermint (mentha piperita) contains 40% menthol while spearmint (mentha spicata) contains less than 1% menthol. This means peppermint is going to have a more intense “minty” flavor that spearmint. So if you grab a leaf of your garden mint and taste it, if it has a really strong minty aftertaste, you are dealing with peppermint.

The best way to distinguish one from the other is to taste them both.  Peppermint contains 40% menthol while spearmint contains less than 1% menthol. This means peppermint is going to have a more intense “minty” flavor that spearmint.

report published in the journal Food Chemistry indicates that spearmint extract has “good total phenolic and flavonoid contents” and “excellent antioxidant activity.”

Spearmint essential oil has antifungal properties, according to a study presented at the 2011 International Conference on Environmental and Agriculture Engineering.

Spearmint may help to relieve symptoms of digestive problems, by relaxing the stomach muscles, reducing symptoms of nausea, and other digestive problems.

Research published in Phytotherapy Research suggests that drinking two cups of spearmint tea a day, for 5 days could reduce the level of androgens in women with hirsutism. A second, 30-day studyTrusted Source, of 41 women with polycystic ovary syndrome, produced similar results.

Sandlewood Oil

santalum album

This relaxing oil has a harmonizing and calming effect which reduces tension and confusion and is ideal for use in depression, hectic daily lifestyles and states of fear, stress, nervous exhaustion, chronic illness and anxiety. It is very useful for any chest complaints as it has a pronounced effect on the mucus membranes of both the pulmonary as well as genito-urinary tract making it very effective for complaints of the urinary tract as well. Chronic chest infections, sore throats and dry coughs as well as bronchitis and asthma can benefit greatly from this oil, as well as cystitis and bladder infections, also helpful with sexual problems such as frigidity and impotence. On the skin, sandalwood oil relieves itching and inflammation of the skin, and is most effective in relieving dehydrated skin  making it great for anti-ageing skincare and the astringent action has a great toning effect and is also used with great results in oily skin conditions and to prevent the skin from forming ugly scars and for fighting dry eczema.

Tea tree Oil

melaleuca alternifolia

Tea tree oil is very important in the health of the immune system, as it acts as a immune-stimulant and increases the body ability to fight off any infections, while it also is used to revive the mind and body after shock. The world over, this oil is used with great effectiveness to ward of infections of any kind, and it is active in all three varieties of infectious organisms: bacteria, fungi and viruses. It can help with influenza, cold sores, catarrh, glandular fever and gingivitis. It is useful for the treatment of athletes foot, corns . A few drops can also be added to a foot bath. It has a beneficial effect on the skin problem such as sports burns, warts, sunburn, & boils.

Turmeric Oil

Curcuma longa

Turmeric Oil is extracted from the plant Curcuma longa of the Zingiberaceae Family. The oil is produced by rhizome (root) of the plant.Turmeric Essential Oil has effects of eliminating and inhibiting gastrotympanites and improving stomach function. Furthermore, it is a good cosmetic material used for preventing sunlight, wrinkle and aging. Also it has good effects of resisting epiphyte and promoting tissue regeneration. This essential Oil is also Good for colds, flu, sinusitis, hay fever, bronchitis, earache, food allergies, laxative, fungal infections glandular swelling, gum diseases, and ulcers. Also good for stomach, syphilis, gonorrhea, jaundice, hepatitis, inflammation of the bladder, and vaginal disorders.

Vetiver Oil

vetiveria zizanoides

Vetiver oil is extracted from Vetiveria zizanoides of the Gramineae family and is also known as vetivert and khus khus. It is distilled from the washed, chopped, dried and soaked roots and rootlets. A Dark amber viscous liquid with a strong, sweet, woody, earth odor. Its odor is very tenacious. This essential oil has a wonderful effect on the mind and body and is useful to dispel irritability, anger and hysteria, while having a balancing effect on the hormonal system and is a great boon for the skin. It is used to reduce wrinkles and stretch marks while nourishing and moisturizing the skin and helping wounds heal.

Wintergreen Oil

gauitheria ragrantissima


American Indians reportedly used wintergreen for treating back pain, rheumatism, fever, headaches, and sore throats The plant and its oil have been used in traditional medicine as an anodyne, analgesic, carminative, astringent, and topical rubefacient. Wintergreen tea has been used to relieve cold symptoms and muscle aches.Wintergreen oil is obtained by steam distillation of the warmed, water-macerated leaves. It is used interchangeably with sweet birch oil or methyl salicylate (typically no more than 0.04%) for flavoring foods and candy.

Wintergreen berries have been used to make pies.5 A tea made from the leaves was used as a substitute for Camellia sinensis tea during the Revolutionary War.


Wintergreen oil is an extremely potent liquid form of methyl salicylate (98% methyl salicylate w/w). It is produced by macerating wintergreen leaves in warm water, followed by steam distillation. During the process, gaultherin is enzymatically hydrolyzed to methyl salicylate.,  The yield of wintergreen oil from the leaves ranges from 0.5% to 0.8%.Production of wintergreen oil by distillation from the natural product has been largely replaced by synthetic production of methyl salicylate. Wintergreen oil has a distinct sweet aromatic odor and is either colorless or has a red or yellow tinge.

Uses and Pharmacology

Small oral doses of wintergreen oil have been reported to stimulate digestion and gastric secretions.Extreme caution is advised with this usage because dosing had not been determined and ingestion of even small amounts of wintergreen oil can cause toxicity.

Topical wintergreen oil is a counterirritant that may offer some analgesic effect because of the structural similarity of methyl salicylate to aspirin. The US Food and Drug Administration lists OTC topical formulations of methyl salicylate (10% to 60%) as safe and effective for temporary relief of mild to moderate aches and pains. These formulations may also contain menthol and/or camphor and are available as gels, creams, ointments, and sprays.

Ylang Ylang

cananga odorata

Ylang-ylang oil assist with problems such as high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, as well as impotence and frigidity. It has balancing effect on the hormones and is the tonic for the uterus. Ylang-ylang is helpful in dealing with anxiety, panic and shock as it has a relaxing effect on the nervous system.