Mandarin - has an uplifting and calming nature that instils a happy, sunny and more playful mood. Great for children and adults to soothe stress, low mood, nervous tension, irritability and sleeplessness.
Sweet Orange - has an uplifting and calming nature, perfect to soothe stress, low mood, nervous tension and sleeplessness (can be helpful for kids with nightmares).
Eucalyptus - One of the best decongestant oils. Use as an inhalation or chest rub for a blocked nose, sinus congestion or chesty coughs. It also acts as a respiratory antiseptic and aids immune defences. Eucalyptus helps refresh and clear the mind, aiding concentration and focus. It can help cool heated emotions and balance extreme moods.
Lime - Lime oil helps stimulate digestion, and aids natural detoxification by encouraging lymphatic circulation. It is popular in toning body blends for cellulite and fluid retention. Lime oil also has antimicrobial and immune support properties, great to diffuse or as an inhalation for coughs and colds.
Peppermint - The fresh aroma of Peppermint is ideal to help ease travel sickness and nausea. A few drops on a tissue can be discreetly inhaled for quick relief during times of need. Applied to the abdomen it is wonderful to soothe an upset digestive system including bloating, spasms, flatulence, colic, and to stimulate liver and gallbladder function. Peppermint clears the head, refreshing during times of mental fatigue and encouraging concentration and clear thinking.
Tea Tree - Tea Tree has immune stimulating properties to boost natural defences in addition to its direct action on contact with infectious bugs. Used in a vaporiser or steam inhalation Tea Tree can quickly help ease respiratory congestion and fortify immune defences.
Patchouli - A grounding and calming oil, Patchouli is great for a scattered, spacey or overthinking mind or anyone in need of slowing down. It helps bring you back down to earth and connect back into your body. It is used to ease anxiousness and balance unstable moods, and is popular in meditation, sleep and aphrodisiac blends. Patchouli helps repel insects around the home, in wardrobes and stored linens.
Lemon - Lemon helps clarify the mind, aiding concentration and steadying nervousness or agitation. One study showed diffusing Lemon oil reduced typing errors by 54%! It uplifts and provides a sense of space and when feeling overwhelmed or mentally fatigued and unable to make decisions. A lovely oil to diffuse during cold and flu season to purify and refresh the air.
Frankincense - Frankincense is thought to have a calming and opening effect on the mind, ideal during meditation or times of stress and anxiety when a tight, contracted state is common.
Lavender - Lavender has been used for thousands of years for its healing, antiseptic and sedative properties.