Essential Oils

Aniseed

Aniseed posses the unmistakable scent of licorice while remaining subtly rich and sweet.  Aniseed essential oil has carminative, stomachic, stimulant and diuretic properties. In the East it is used to combat colic and rheumatism.

Bergamot

The aroma is classically citrus, yet fruity and sweet with a warm spicy floral quality.  It is reminiscent of Neroli and Lavender oils.  Bergamot essential oil is said to be useful in the treatment of depression, stress, tension, fear, hysteria, infection, anorexia, psoriasis, eczema and general convalescence.

Blood Orange

Blood Orange essential oil has a delightful warm, fresh citrus scent - radiant, fruity and tangy.  Blood Orange essential oil is said to have anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic and aphrodisiac properties.  The scent uplifting and stimulating.

Citronella

Citronella Ceylon has a well-rounded lemon citrus scent.  It also has subtle wood tones.  Citronella Ceylon essential oil is credited with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant.  This scent is strong and great for burning outdoors on a warm night.

Clementine

Clementine is a soft, sweet, and more noticeably a citrus-floral scent and is a favourite here at Fickle HQ.  Clementine essential oil is well known for its ability to revitalize, while at the same time, balance when it comes to combating insomnia.

Lavender

French Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia) steam distilled, from France.  A sweet aromatic fragrance that evokes a feeling of calm and tranquility.  A classic scent to enjoy all year round. 

Lemon

A refreshing aroma nearly identical to the freshly peeled fruit.  Lemon oil is uplifting and cleansing.  It is known to replace negative emotions by creating a cheerful atmosphere of freshness and purity.  It is also said to help dispel mental fatigue and psychological heaviness. The aroma of lemon can inspire increased concentration and awareness.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass essential oil has fresh citrus, sweet smell and is also known for its invigorating and antiseptic properties.  It can be used in facial toners as its astringent properties help fight acne and greasy skin.

Lemon Myrtle

Lemon Myrtle (backhousia citradoria) - the common name reflects the strong sweet lemon smell of the crushed leaves.  This essential oil is distilled in Australia.  Lemon Myrtle is often described as more lemony than lemon.  Compared to lemon's citral content of 3-10%, lemon myrtle contains 90-98% citral, which is what gives it that lovely and unique lemony aroma that has everyone smitten!  Apart from being a wonderful mood lifter and calming, it's essential oil is known to be the most antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal of the Australian essential oils (more powerful than tea tree) and is helpful with colds, flus, chest congestions, irritable digestive disorders, gas in the digestive tract, skin conditions.

Lime

Lime essential oil has a crisp, zingy, refreshing citrus scent that has been used by Aroma Therapists for its uplifting and revitalizing properties.  It can also act as an astringent on skin where it is reputed to help clear oily skin.

Mandarin

Australian Mandarin essential oil has an intense, sweet, fresh scent characteristic of citrus fruit. Mandarin essential oil is often used as a digestive aid, for use against hiccups, anxiety, and to assist the liver functions of the elderly.

Orange

Orange essential oil has a sweet, citrus smell much like the orange peels it is derived from - only more intense and concentrated. Properties for Orange essential oil are as follows: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous) and tonic (cardiac, circulatory).

Patchouli

Patchouli essential oil has a rich musky-sweet, strong spicy and herbaceous smell with a subtle earthy, fresh fruit aroma.  Patchouli is recognized by Aroma Therapists as being effective for combating nervous disorders, helping with dandruff, sores, skin irritations and acne.

Peppermint

The scent of Peppermint essential oil Arvensis can be described as being strong, penetrating, grassy, minty & camphor-like.  It is said that Peppermint essential oil helps to sharpen the senses.  May be beneficial for those who are unable to concentrate.

Pine

Pine essential oil has a woody like, fresh, pine evergreen forest scent.  Pine essential oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used in the treatment of arthritis, joint and muscle aches, gout and rheumatism.

Pink Grapefruit

Grapefruit Pink essential oil has a fresh, tart citrus smell that is very characteristic of the fresh fruit. Grapefruit Pink essential oil is believed by Aroma Therapists to be a spiritual up-lifter, and to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness.  It is also a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin.

Rose Geranium

A richly warm, sweet, floral scent, with a subtle minty overtone.  As one of the few oils with the ability to both uplift and sedate, Rose Geranium works profoundly on the emotions.  It can be used to remedy digestive ailments, kidney and bladder disorders and has traditionally been considered as an astringent. 

Spearmint

Spearmint is a native of the Mediterranean area.  It is also believed to be an uplifting oil great for alleviating fatigue and depression. Spearmint has a fresh minty smell reminiscent of Peppermint, but far more subtle.  The major difference is that Spearmint essential oil is sweeter, and not quite as harsh.

Tangerine

Tangerine essential oil has the typical citrus scent - fresh, radiant, and tangy sweet.  With only subtle differences, it smells a lot like the Mandarin.  Tangerine essential oil, like most of the citrus family, can be depended upon for its refreshing and rejuvenating characteristics.  Its aroma clears the mind and can help to eliminate emotional confusion.

 

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