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Escentia Lemongrass essential oil – 11ml

R54.20
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) is one of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy and is great as a skin antiseptic. It is effective for toning muscles, relieving tired aching legs and eliminating lactic acid. Purifying, stimulating and cleansing, Lemongrass can also help to relieve the symptoms of a variety of stress-related conditions; such as nervous exhaustion, headaches, and even body-aches. It has a strong, lemon-like aroma that can be used to repel insects and works well in open areas.

Escentia Lavender essential oil – 11ml

R98.90
PROPERTIES & POSSIBLE INDICATIONS:

One study concluded that lavender essential oil prevents allergic inflammation as well as the enlargement of mucous cells which may assist in the relief of Hay Fever symptoms.

MIND
It is suggested that it stabilizes the physical, etheric and astral bodies, which indicates a positive effect on psychological disorder. Appears to cleanse and soothe the spirit, relieving anger and exhaustion. Balancing action on the central nervous system may be valuable in manic-depressive states.

BODY
Sedative action on heart could decrease blood pressure. insomnia. Pain relieving qualities would be good for sprains, strains and sharp rheumatic pains. Blends with Marjoram to enhance this. Beneficial to the respiratory system, dealing with infections. It is a good general immuno-booster. May be helpful in childbirth and speeding delivery. Said to clear the spleen and the liver. Increases gastric secretion and could be of use in nausea, vomiting, colic and flatulence.
Stimulates bile production.

SKIN
Promotes growth of new cells & balances sebum. Has a pronounced healing effect on burns and sunburn & helps acne, eczema & psoriasis. Said to heal abscesses, boils and carbuncles as well as minimise fungal growths, swellings, scarrings and gangrenous wounds. An effective hair tonic.

OTHER USES:
Pharmaceutical antiseptic ointments, soaps, lotions, detergents, cosmetics, perfumes, toilet water & colognes.

BLENDS WELL WITH:
Compatible with all essential oils, having a unique synergistic effect with them.

Escentia Tea Tree Oil (11ml)

R60.80

The essential-oil is released from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia during the process of steam distillation. A great deal of research has gone into establishing quality standards for the oil. It was discovered that there is a synergistic ratio between terpinen-4-ol and 1,8 Cineol in ti-tree, which optimises its considerable properties. It has become a really great oil because it is virtually unique, being anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal in one, rendering it effective against all three types of invasive organisms.

It has already developed a potent track record in assisting with the following:
Acne—apply oil to individual spots.
Boils and abscesses—apply directly on the boil only, as soon as it begins to present itself. The oil penetrates the skin, dispersing the pus and combating the infection.
Bruising—apply cold compress to ease inflammation.
Burns—apply neat to the area on an emergency basis.
Chickenpox—six to ten drops in a bath will sooth itching and promote healing of the spots.
It is an excellent disinfectant for cuts, bites, burns,etc.
Absorption of ti-tree by massage on a weekly basis can strengthen the immune system.
It is effective against many insect bites and stings.
For sore throats, add 5-7drops to a glass of warm water and gargle three times a day until clear.

Escentia Neroli Blend (11ml)

R83.10

This is a Blend.

PROPERTIES & POSSIBLE INDICATIONS:

MIND
Euphoric, said to relieve anxiety and stress. Soothing in highly emotional states, hysteria and shock.

BODY
Insomnia. Helpful with neuralgia, headaches and vertigo. Could ease bouts of yawning. Antispasmodic action promotes a calming effect on the intestines and may be good for colitis and diarrhoea. Palpitations. Cleanse blood, circulation.

SKIN
Improves skin elasticity. Benefits dry skins. Helpful with thread veins, scarring, and stretch marks.

OTHER USES:
Used to flavour pharmaceuticals. Used greatly in fine perfumery, especially oriental and floral blends.

BLENDS WELL WITH:
Benzoin, bergamot, coriander, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang-ylang.

Escentia Grapefruit (11ml)

R98.90

MIND
Uplifting effect, valuable in states of stress. Said to be euphoric and slightly hypnotic.

BODY
A lymphatic stimulant, nourishing to tissue cells. It may have an effect on obesity and water-retention and is strongly indicated in combating cellulite. May stimulates bile secretion, helping with digestion of fats. Could also be an appetite stimulant, however, said to have a cleansing effect on the kidneys and the vascular system, and could be useful in diffusing gallstones. Said to be a liver tonic. May help to relieve migraine, PMT, and uncomfortable feeling during pregnancy. Could be used to counteract effects of jetlag, and may help to restore balance after ear infections.

SKIN
Has an astringent, toning effect.

OTHER USES:
Fragrance component in perfumes. Used extensively in desserts, and soft drinks.

BLENDS WELL WITH:
Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Citronella, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood, Ylang-ylang.

Escentia Geranium Rose (11ml)

R168.00

PROPERTIES & POSSIBLE INDICATIONS:

MIND
Anxiety and depression, lifts the spirits. May help put the mind back into balance and through its action on the adrenal cortex, reduce stress.

BODY
Because of its balancing effect on the hormonal system, it may be useful with PMT and menopausal problems. Could be helpful with inflammation and congestion of the breasts. Tonic action on liver and kidneys helps to clear body of toxins. Jaundice, kidney stones, diabetes and urinary infections. Could guard against fluid retention. Throat and mouth infections. Could ease neuralgia. Has a clearing effect on mucous, mainly of the digestive system.

SKIN
Useful for all skin types , as it balances sebum. May be good for eczema, burns, shingles, herpes, ringworm and chillblains.

OTHER USES:
A fragrant component in many cosmetic products: soaps, creams and perfumes. Used extensively as a flavouring agent in most major food categories.

BLENDS WELL WITH:
Angelica, Basil, Bay, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Citronella, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary and Sandalwood.

Escentia Cinnamon Leaf (11ml)

R41.00

PROPERTIES – may be useful in the following cases...

MIND
For exhausted states and feelings of weakness and depression.

BODY
A tonic for the respiratory tract, its warming action helps colds and flu. Eases breathing difficulties and restores senses during fainting fits. Stimulates tears, saliva and mucous. Intestinal infections. Spasms of digestive tract, dyspepsia, colitis, flatulence, gastralgia, diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting. Used in the past against cholera and typhoid. Period pain. Reputedly effective against impotence. Has a tonic effect on the circulatory system, and may ease painful rheumatic joints.

SKIN
Mildly astringent, tightening loose tissue. Apparently effective in clearing warts.

CAUTIONS: Always read labels and use responsibly.
High concentrations could cause some skin irritation.
Should be avoided during pregnancy.

Escentia Cedarwood (11ml)

R59.70

PROPERTIES – may be useful in the following cases...
MIND
Great calming and soothing action. Valuable aid for meditation.
BODY
More useful for long-standing complaints. Tonic action on the glandular and nervous system. Good expectorant properties. Important to the genito-urinary tract, particularly where there is burning pain. Could help chronic rheumatism and arthritis.
SKIN
Great benefit to oily skin. Could help acne. Dermatitis and psoriasis. A good hair tonic. Skin softening properties may be enhanced when mixed with cypress and frankincense.

CAUTIONS: Always read labels and use responsibly.
High concentrations could cause some skin irritation.
Should be avoided during pregnancy.

Escentia Carrot Oil (11ml)

R187.70

Extract of the orange form of Daucus Carota, subspecies sativus.
This product is not a true essential oil, but a high-quality extract of carrots in stabilized vegetable oil.

This extract contains all liposoluble substances of the corrot.
These are chiefly:
* Beta-carotene
* Carotinoids
* Tocopherols

It is used mainly as a Provitamin - A - carrier in scalp care, sun protection, day creams, night creams, baby-care, and skin oils.

Steady use of the product can benefit dry skin and wrinkled skin because it acts as a regulator for grease balance. This makes it highly suitable for after-sun preparations.

Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil (10ml)

R111.50

A naturally sourced antiseptic. Apply to minor cuts, burns, abrasions, pimples, bites and stings. Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil 100% Pure Oil is your first aid kit in a bottle.

Escentia Frankincense (11ml)

R404.80

PROPERTIES & POSSIBLE INDICATIONS:

MIND
Slow down breathing. Also reputed to induce conditions of spirituality. Tends to bring about an elevating and soothing effect on the mind.

BODY
Effect on mucous membranes - may help clear lungs. Has a marked effect on respiration, and may be useful for asthma sufferers. Soothing action on head colds. Has a helpful action on the genito-urinary tract, and may be useful for conditions such a cystitis and nephritis. Soothes the stomach, easing digestion, dyspepsia and belching.

SKIN
An absolute tonic for aging skin. Could help to smooth out wrinkles and help balance oily conditions. Effective with wounds, sores, ulcers and carbuncles.

OTHER USES:
Employed in some liniments and throat pastilles. Used widely to make incense. Used extensively in perfumery to impart oriental and spicy notes.

BLENDS WELL WITH:
Basil, Black Pepper, Galbanum, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Orange, Melissa, Patchouli, Pine and Sandalwood.

Escentia Eucalyptus (11ml)

R31.80

PROPERTIES & POSSIBLE INDICATIONS:

MIND
Clear the head, aid concentration and strengthen the nervous system.

BODY
Digestive stimulant. Anti-viral for respiratory tract, soothe inflammation and ease mucous production. Influenza, asthma and sinusitis. Cools and deodorises, and may lower fever. Is said to bring relief to painful joints and muscles.

SKIN
Good for burns and skin eruptions. May help prevent bacterial growth and aid in construction of new tissue. Cuts, ulcers and inflammatory conditions.

OTHER USES:
Used widely in linaments, cough sweets and syrups, toothpaste, dentistry and veterinary practise.

BLENDS WELL WITH:
Benzoin, Coriander, Juniperberry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Melissa, Pine, Thyme.