Aromatherapy grade essential oils by Natroma

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Natroma advise customers to research each essential oil, before attempting to use on the skin (diluted in a suitable carrier).  The following is for guidance only, and makes no medical recommendations:

* Important please read contra-indication advice before ordering these essential oils.

Eucalyptus globulus

This form of eucalyptus is one the one that we recognise in traditional cold remedies.  It has a fresh, menthol aroma which is quite penetrating and is useful to use when there is respiratory congestion such as with colds, catarrh and sinusitis.  May also be used in aromatherapy massage oil blends, can support muscular aches.

Eucalyptus radiata

Eucalyptus radiate has a milder, sweeter uplifting aroma than many of the eucalyptuses.  It has similar therapeutic properties, so can still be used as a decongestant but is a nice option where a milder aroma is preferred.  

Eucalyptus smithii

We supply the mildest of the eucalyptus varieties, which has a milder aroma and is safer to use with children or the elderly.  Has a milder aroma so is commonly used to support respiratory issues such as colds, catarrh and sinusitis and can help with mild asthma.  Used in massage oil blends, can support muscular aches.

Fennel sweet foeniculum vulgare*

Has a strong aniseed aroma and is traditionally used as a digestive tonic, supporting nausea and water retention issues.  This is another strong essential oil that's usually used by Aromatherapists during massage treatments, so we'd recommend for home fragrance use.   Avoid during pregnancy and for sufferers of high blood pressure and epilepsy.

Frankincense boswellia carterii

One of our favourite oils, which is reputed to support older skin types improving the skin tone and appearance of wrinkles.  It has the ability to aid relaxation, so it's often vapourised during meditation and is said to deepen and slow the breathing - making it helpful for asthma sufferers or during panic attacks.

Geranium Bourbon pelargonium graveolens

Geranium is one of our favourite oils and is said to be a cooling, moisturising and hormonally balancing oil often used during menopause and to support PMT.  Is often used in skincare products, where it helps to balance oil production and soothe dry or inflamed skin.  Use with care during pregnancy.  We supply a true geranium bourbon essential oil that has a rich rosy aroma.

Ginger zingiber officinalis*

Has a dry aroma that some find unpleasant, but it is reputed to help with feelings of nausea.  Is said to be a warming oil, so can be helpful to use when massaging sore or aching muscles and when trying to release muscle tightness. It is a photo-sensitiser so we'd recommend it's used in low concentrations in aromatherapy massage blends and take extra care during pregnancy.  Avoid sun or sunlamp exposure for at least 2 hours after skin application.

Grapefruit citrus paradisi

Grapefruit has a lovely bright uplifting aroma, that's said to lift the mood and support stress.  It's often used in aromatherapy massage where there is fluid retention and it also supports dull skin conditions.

Lavandin lavendula x intermedia

Lavandin is a hybrid of true lavender so has a herbaceaous aroma that's fresher than true lavender.  It tends to be more stimulating so supports aromatherapy massage for muscular aches.  Interestingly we find that many people think this is true lavender when they first smell the bottle - this is because many of the lavender varieties that are grown in our gardens are actually hybrids of spike lavender.  This a nice choice for vaporisation around the home. 

Lavender French lavandula angustifolia

We supply a true French lavender, widely regarded as the most versatile essential oil that is available.  It's one of the few oils that can be applied neat to the skin during emergencies, since it's antiseptic qualities have been shown to cool mild burns or scalds and support minor skin abrasions.  It has a reputation for being sedative, and when used in low dilutions can assist insomnia and aid relaxation.  Is helpful in massage oil blends for muscular aches and can support times of stress.

Lemon citrus limon *

Refreshing and antiseptic, lemon is a good choice for use in the kitchen (cleaning work surfaces, refreshing dishcloths etc), but it is also reputed to have diuretic and astringent qualities that are useful for supporting minor skin disorders and areas of poor circulation.  It is mildly phototoxic so we suggest using in low dilutions on the skin, avoiding sun or sunlamp exposure for at least 2 hours after skin application.

Lemongrass cymbopogon citratus *

With its fresh lemony aroma lemongrass is popular for use around the home as an room freshener.  It is said to be antiseptic and stimulant, but can cause dermal irritation due to it's high citral content.   It can be used in aromatherapy treatments for muscular aches, but we'd recommend that it's used in very low dilutions due to the risk of allergic reaction for certain skin types.

Lime citrus aurantifolia (distilled)

Bright and uplifting, lime is astringent, antiseptic and a stimulant.  Ours is a distilled oil making it safe for skin application, since there's no risk of a photo toxic reaction.  It makes a lovely fresh addition to a blend.

Our aromatherapy grade essential oils are supplied in generous 10ml sized amber glass bottles to extend their shelf life, fitted with a dropper attachment.  Our prices reflect the varying costs associated with producing different types of essential oil and are subject to change.  Our oils are suitable for creating home massage blends (they must be diluted in a suitable carrier oil), in the bath (again diluted in a carrier oil before adding to the water) or for vaporisation in an oil burner or for adding to our fragrant decorations

Each bottle is supplied with a leaflet which gives important safety information including recommended dilutions and contra-indications for each oil. 

We do not recommend that essential oils are applied neat to the skin (except for a couple of oils in emergency situations), and bottles should be stored cool, dark and away from children or animals. 

Take extra care when selecting and using essential oils during pregnancy, and where there are pre-existing health conditions.

Please note that citrus essential oils oxidise quickly, so have a shorter shelf life than other essential oils.  Older citrus oils will still be fine to use in oil burners, but caution should be exercised with skin application.

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French Lavender
Tuesday, 11 October 2016  | 

Reminds me of a holiday in France and so many uses.


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