Strengthening, clearing and liberating. Commonly used in massage preparations for athletes. Basil Essential Oil is a stimulating and energising oil which can help you to focus. It’s best used in daytime hours. It refreshes the mind – it’s useful in cars to help maintain concentration on long journeys. It’s also good if you are suffering from a cold thanks to its qualities as an expectorant. It’s also thought to have antiseptic and anti-viral properties. Basil is a very lively oil and should be used in small amounts when blending with other oils as it can dominate blends very easily. It is often blended in a carrier oil to make an excellent sporting massage for use before and after sport or other physical activity. Originating from India, Amphoras Basil essential oil is derived from the popular culinary herb. Basil means “Royal Remedy” or “King” in Greek.
Ocimum basilicum Oil is the volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops & leaves of the Basil, Ocimum basilicum L, Labiatae.
Origin: India. Perfume Note: Top.
SAFETY: You should not use Basil oil if you are pregnant or have an existing liver complaint. Also see Safety notes at foot of this page.
Bay Essential Oil has a powerful, spicy-medicinal odour, just like the Bay leaves used in cooking. Bay Oil has uplifting and grounding properties and is said to clear mental confusion and clarify thought processes. It’s seen as quite a masculine oil and should be used well diluted in treatments for the skin.
In ancient Greece athletes were crowned with wreaths of bay.
Antiseptic, uplifting , relaxing, refreshing. Excellent when well diluted in body skincare preparations thanks to its antibacterial and deodorising properties.
Obtained by pressing the peels of the unripe fruits followed by for use in skincare massage preparations or body lotions as it has a wide range of properties beneficial to the skin.
It’s an uplifting and refreshing oil which you may also find useful during the colder weather to give you a little lift. It can also help maintain a balanced mood.
Commonly used in candles and soap making, Bergamot is great to burn or vaporise to banish household smells – especially tobacco.
The oil is rectified to remove the furcoumarins which make unrectified Bergamot oil hazardous to use before or during a spell in the sun. However, caution should still be applied before using this version of Bergamot on exposed areas of skin in the sunlight.
The Italians have used Bergamot in folk medicine for centuries.
Origin: Italy. Perfume Note: Top.
Penetrating, stimulating and toning. Black Pepper is most commonly used in massage solutions for athletes due to its wonderful warming effect.
Piper nigrum Fruit Oil is the volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the whole or crushed fruits of Piper nigrum L, Piperaceae.
It may also help to improve circulation and ease digestive and arthritic problems. Black Pepper essential oil is commonly used in athletic massage rubs. It’s properties are similar to those of capsicum. Historically it’s been used as a muscle relaxant and an aphrodisiac for thousands of years. It’s also said to help improve concentration.
Origin: India. Perfume Note: Middle.
Antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory. Often used in incense and room sprays and good for stressful situations. Juniperus virginiana Wood Oil is an essential oil obtained by steam distillation from the wood and twigs of the Red Cedar, Juniperus virginiana L, Cupressaceae.
Cedarwood Essential Oil is an astringent oil which is useful in protecting your skin and in caring for blemished or oily skin.
It has a wonderful, balsamic woody aroma and is commonly used for it’s beautiful fragrance alone. It’s recognised as a stress relieving oil.
Cedarwood is also a great repellent for mosquitoes, moths, woodworm, rats and mice.
Origin: USA. Perfume Note: Base.
Soothing, calming and relaxing. Traditionally used as a muscle relaxant & skin conditioner. Ormenis multicaulis oil is the volatile oil obtained by steam distillation from the herb Moroccan Chamomile, Ormenis multicaulis, Compositae
This oil is good to use at night and when feeling low in spirits. You might also find it useful as an antiseptic and in the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema. Traditionally it’s been used as a muscle relaxant & skin conditioner.
It’s chemically and olfactorily different from German (Matricaria) and Roman Chamomile. Not to be confused with True Chamomile (Roman Or Matricaria).
Origin: Morocco. Perfume Note: Middle.
Uplifting, refreshing and stimulating.
Best known as an effective insect repellent – especially against moths and fleas. Cymbopogon winterianus Herb Oil is the essential oil obtained from the herbs of the plant.
Citronella Essential Oil is a lovely light, fresh and uplifting oil.
When mixed with Cedarwood Atlas and Bog Myrtle it has been a popular remedy against mosquitoes. Traditionally used as an insect and cat repellent and skin conditioner
Origin: Morocco. Perfume Note: Middle.
Calming, relaxing and euphoric. Useful in stressful situations. Clary sage oil is the volatile oil obtained by the steam distillation of the flowering tops & foliage of cultivated Salvia sclarea L, Lamiaceae.
Clary Sage Essential Oil has many positive properties.
A great muscle relaxant for easing those aches and pains. Good in a massage for women suffering from PMT or during their period. Or try adding a few drops to your bath to help you unwind and relax.
It can reduce skin inflammation, promote a feeling of well-being and euphoria, may help to ease the symptoms of Asthma and is thought to be a good general tonic for strengthening the immune system.
Clary Sage essential oil uplifts the spirit. It contains a hormone like compound similar to oestrogen.
It’s anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, relaxing, a sedative, calming, euphoric and uplifting.Sweet and nutty-herbaceous scent. Calming, relaxing, warming, euphoric.
Origin: Russia. Perfume Note: Top/Middle.
Cypress is a great oil to use to uplift you when you are feeling tired or depressed. Blends well with many other essential oils including woody or mint oils, citrus (especially grapefruit) and floral oils. It can also help to reduce cellulite. Cypress Oil is good for balancing oily and overhydrated skin. It’s a natural deodorant and is good for excessive perspiration.
Origin: Austria. Perfume Note: Middle.