Essential oils guide
Origin: A tall, single-stemmed aloe, indigenous only to southern Africa.
Fragrance: A light, non-bitter verdant gel fragrance.
Use: Healing and cleansing qualities; detoxifying; stimulates cell renewal.
Origin: An essential oil extracted from the golden-orange Calendula flower heads
Fragrance: Green, distinctive garden-type aroma and fresh floral fragrances.
Use: Gentle, cooling, soothing and anti-inflammatory; rejuvenates dry and damaged skin.
Origin: A fragrant, aromatic shrub endemic to the remote mountain areas in South Africa. The oil is steam distilled from the flowers and has a striking deep blue colour.
Fragrance: A fine fruity fragrance, with roman chamomile-like notes. Aromatically it is sweet, light and fruity.
Use: Anti-inflammatory, calming and deeply healing to the skin
Origin: Extracted from the resin of a robust, desert shrub.
Fragrance: Fresh and sharp initially, deepening to woody, resiny with sweet notes.
Use: Disinfects and heals cuts, wounds, eczema and damaged skin, tones and rejuvenates all skin types, comforts anxiety and emotional stress.
Origin: A perennial shrub with velvety, frilly leaves. Rubbing the surface hairs releases a strong, rosy aroma.
Fragrance: Rosy, sweet and strong with a hint of lemon and fresh green tones.
Use: Soothes cracked and inflamed skin, eczema, acne and oily skin; calming and soothing effect.
Origin: An essential oil expressed from the peel of a grapefruit.
Fragrance: Green, bittersweet, zesty and fresh, with a soft, powdery after note.
Use: Helps clear toxins, improve areas of cellulite; eases anxiety, depression and stress.
Origin: An evergreen shrub that produces masses of beautifully scented purple flowers above green or silvery-grey foliage.
Fragrance: Soft, sweet and floral tones.
Use: Soothes cuts, burns, wounds, sore skin, eases headaches, muscular aches and tension; helps insomnia, nervous tension and anxiety.
Origin: A long, green, perennial shrub originating from South America. Lemon verbena oil is extracted from the freshly harvested leaves through steam distillation.
Fragrance: Clean, sharp lemony scent.
Use: Reduces inflammation; has a calming effect on the skin; good antiseptic and bactericide.
Products: Essential Hand Care
Origin: A plant oil extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange tree.
Fragrance: Creamy, sweet, citrusy, rich and soft with green undertones.
Use: Tones and rejuvenates the complexion, especially dry, mature or undernourished skin; helps scar tissue, wounds and cuts; has calming and soothing effect.
Origin: Aromatic grass from India with a sweet smell and a mild effect when used.
Fragrance: A long-lasting, sweet and rose-like aroma, soft and gentle with slightly lemony tones.
Use: Soothes and calms irritated skin, acne, eczema, dermatitis; improves the facial complexion in all skin types, calms and de-stresses the nerves.
Products: Revitalising Eye Serum
Origin: A thick, golden-brown essential oil with a very pronounced aroma. The leaves of the patchouli plant contain microscopic sacs of essential oil, when rubbed it leaves a very strong aroma.
Fragrance: Rich, velvety, musky aroma that develops spicy, earthy and sweet tones with time.
Use: Soothes cracked, chapped and dry skin and eczema, improves the complexion of mature and dry skin.
Origin: extracted from rose petals through steam distillation.
Fragrance: Strong floral and sweet tones
Use: Anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, increase the skin’s permeability
Products: Hydra Toner
Origin: An essential oil extracted from a small tropical tree that takes approximately 30 years for the wood to mature to its full aromatic potential.
Fragrance: Rich, woody, spicy and sweet.
Use: Soothes dry, chapped skin and improves the texture of all skin types; eases depression and anxiety.
Origin: Produced by pressing the kernels of the sweet almond tree, a deciduous tree indigenous to the Middle East and South Asia.
Fragrance: Mild, pleasant, nutty smell.
Use: Softening, calming and anti-inflammatory properties; removes impurities and dead skin cells; suitable for sensitive skin.
Origin: A fruit oil expressed or crushed out of the rind of the fruit of the sweet orange tree.
Fragrance: Sweet, warm, fresh and citrusy.
Use: Soothes and rejuvenates congested and slack skin; uplifts depression, anxiety and stress.