Prunus Dulcis (Almond)
Sweet almond oil is a favorite in aromatherapy as a carrier oil and is valued in natural skin care for its ability to soften and condition the skin. The oil contains glucosides, minerals and vitamins and is rich in protein which is good for all skin types to help relieve dryness, itching and inflammation. Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E, and mono unsaturated fat, one of the two ‘good’ fats responsible for lowering cholesterol.
Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit)
It’s high Vitamin C content helps boost the immune system which is good for colds and flu, stimulate the lymphatic system to remove toxins, muscle fatigue and stiffness and improves the nervous system. It helps clear congested oily skin and acne, while toning the skin and tissues. Also lifts up mood reducing stress and depression. As for obesity effect, it has diuretic properties, helping to remove excess water from the body which is good for treating cellulite.
Cedarwood oil benefits the skin by its sedating ability which relieves itching. Its astringent action is great for acne and oily skin. It helps with chest conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, respiratory problems and urinary infections like cystitis. It also acts as a general tonic in cases of arthritis and rheumatism and painful joints. With its calming and soothing effect, it has great help in conditions associated with anxiety and nervous tension.
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)
Lavender oil has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, relieving tension, depression, panic, hysteria, insomnia, moodiness, trauma, nightmares, fear, irritability, nervous tension, stress and is effective for headaches, migraines and fatigue. It is also very beneficial for problems such as bronchitis, asthma, colds, laryngitis, halitosis, throat infections and whooping cough and helps the digestive system deal with bowel disorders, colic, nausea, vomiting and flatulence. Lavender oil relieves pain when used for rheumatism, arthritis, lumbago and muscular aches and pains. On the skin, lavender oil tones and revitalizes and it is useful for all types of skin problems such as abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, burns and wounds.
Juniper oil can help calm the nerves, relieves anxiety, nervous tension and mental exhaustion. It assists with the elimination of uric acid and therefore relieves pain in cases of gout, rheumatism and arthritis. Apart from this, juniper oil is also very effective for acne, eczema, oily skin, weeping eczema and alleviates inflammation. For the liver, it has a tonic effect and helps regulate the menstrual cycle and eases painful period pains. It is also helpful for cellulite and fluid retention. Juniper oil generally helps with the digestive system, particularly in cases of obesity, over-indulgence of food and premenstrual bloating.
This warm and spicy essential oil helps to increase warmth of the body and mind, relieving sore muscles and joints, boost the immune and digestive system stimulate the kidneys and disperse bruising by increasing circulation to the skin. 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.