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.
Mandarin citrus reticulate
Mandarin is a lovely sweet citrus oil that's a favourite with children. It is uplifting but calming so encourages relaxation and is a nice choice for a relaxing evening blend in an aromatherapy diffuser. It's light aroma is useful for nausea and mild digestive upsets, and is often added into skincare blends to support the prevention of stretch marks.
Marjoram sweet origanum marjorana *
Sweet marjoram is another favourite oil of ours since it has a mild aroma but is very useful for aromatherapy massages for muscular aches and pains. It gently relaxes the muscles without overwhelming a blend, and can support migraines and headaches that are caused by tension. Is indicated for hypertension, but should be avoided during pregnancy.
Myrrh commiphora myrrha *
Myrrh has a rich musky aroma and was traditionally used for mouth infections. In aromatherapy it supports chapped and damaged skin conditions. Avoid during pregnancy.
Myrtle myrtus communis
Myrtle has a pleasant mild aroma, that's slightly balsamic. It's a gentle respiratory essential oil that supports asthma and coughs.
Orange sweet citrus sinensis*
Sweet and refreshing, orange is reputed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant qualities. It's often a good choice for sweetening an essential oil blend and the fresh aroma seems to be well-liked by children.. Is mildly phototoxic (can cause some skin-types to burn more easily) so avoid sun or sun lamp exposure for at least 2 hours if used on paler sensitive skin types.
Palmarosa cymbopogon martini
Palmarosa has a gentle rosy aroma that is both calming and uplifting making it a good choice to use when encouraging a sense of calm after anxiety or stress. It's also a lovely essential oil for natural skincare, reputed to support skin that has scars or wrinkles.
Patchouli pogostemom cablin
The earthy aroma of the 1960's seems to be a little like marmite - people either love it or hate it! It's a very versatile oil, that's reputed to be helpful for calming troubled skin and also has diuretic properties which can be helpful when the skin is congested. It's soothing earthy aroma can be lovely as part of a blend, and is said to be a good choice in times of stress.
Peppermint mentha piperita *
Antiseptic and analgesic, peppermint has a strong penetrating minty aroma. It has a long reputation for being a digestive tonic, so is used in low concentrations in aromatherapy massages for digestive issues. It is a strong stimulating oil, with decongestant properties. Use in low dilutions and take extra care when pregnant.
Petitgrain citrus aurantium
Petitgrain comes from the twigs of the orange tree, so is less fragrant than it's much more expensive cousin Neroli. But it still has a lovely dry citrus aroma that's very pleasant in an aromatherapy blend. is said to be a skin-tonic, and supports fatigue and stress.
Pine needle pinus sylvestris *
Has a dry stimulating pine aroma, which is decongestant and supports coughs and colds. May also be used in aromatherapy massage in low dilutions for muscular aches and pains. Take extra care when using during pregnancy.