Tuesday, October 6, 2015
16 New Essential Oils for Custom Blends
In making new oil blends of the month, we've picked up a whole bunch of essential oils and are happy to open these up to our wonderful customers for use in either our 1/2 oz or 4 oz custom blends. So many lovely scents and powerful enhancing properties! As always, if you need help with a custom blend, just ask.
• Valerian Essential Oil- A warm-woody, balsamic, musky scented oil, it is widely known to encourage rest and ease tension.
• Ho Wood Essential Oil- A bright, warm, slightly woody scented oil with a few floral notes, it is an antibacterial, sedating oil. Used to relax the scalp and promote a hygienic scalp environment.
• Patchouli Essential Oil- An oil with a earthy, smoky, spicy, and musky scent, it is an astringent, fungicide, antiseptic and deodorant, promoting a healthy scalp free of irritations and imperfections.
• Orange (Bitter) Essential Oil- Fresh, dry bitter citrus, with woody undertones make up the scent of this oil. A cholagogue, it promotes healthy oil production from the scalp and helps prevent clogged scalp pores.
• Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil- A heavy, sweet citrus oil. The essential oil is extracted from the ripened and dried fruits of the Litsea Cubeba tree. Like most citrus oils, its scent is immediately uplifting and rejuvenating, its astringent prperties help to cleans scalp pores, while its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action minimizes and heals existing flare-ups.
• Lemon Balm Essential Oil- A light, fresh, green citrus scent, this oil is calming and uplifting all at once. is famous particularly for its soothing, memory boosting and antidepressant powers, as well as its antibacterial properties.
• Tumeric Essential Oil- With a fresh, spicy-woody scent, it has a long history as a medicine, spice, and coloring agent. Tumeric has been known to help restore hair loss in those who have lost their hair as a result of B-vitamin deficiency.
• Vetiver Essential Oil- An oil with a sweet, heavy, earthy and woody aroma, it is a cicatrisant which speeds up new tissue growth and can speed up the disappearance of scars or other marks from the skin. An anti-inflammatory, vulenerary, and antiseptic, it promotes scalp health. Is aroma has long been lauded for being relaxing and soothing.
• Geranium Essential Oil- A heavy, sweet floral, geranium has always been known as a powerful wound healer and has been used in both medicine and aromatics. It sooths breakouts on the scalp while promoting healthy scalp skin and renewed
• Basil Essential Oil- A fresh, warm, spicy, herbaceous aroma, basil is a sacred plant in India, and used in ayurvedic medicine. Helps to restore luster to dull-looking skin in hair, it also is used to treat acne and other skin infections.
• Cajeput Essential Oil- Strong, slightly sweet, camphoraceous, medicinal smell, it is known for producing a sensatino of warmth, which may aid with hair growth. It can help chronic acne and psorasis. It is commonly used to treat various bacterial and fungal scalp infections, and to moisturise dry hair and scalp. Cajeput Essential Oil is also used as a ‘terp’ in henna to create rich tones for body art and hair. Cajeput creates the sensation of warmth.
• Ravensara Essential Oil- A slightly spicy, camphory, woody herbaceous essential oil with an awakening aroma. Ravensara is fantastic for healing bacterial scalp infections and helps clear skin blemishes.
• Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil- A warm and spicy aroma, with a hint of nutmeg, this is a scalp-soothing oil. It can also help with headaches and in aiding relaxation.
• Copaiba Essential Oil- Mild, sweet, woody, slightly balsamic oil, it is often used to invigorate the scalp and heal problem areas. It is a powerful anti-fungal and also helps to reduce headaches and migraines.
• Lemongrass Essential Oil- A heavy, lemony, green scent, this oil is widely used as an addition to bug repellents, and for its lemony aroma. Citral is known for its antimicrobial effects, and can help kill or suppress the growth of bacteria and fungi. It's said that lemongrass oil's quality is generally determined by its citral content. For those that suffer from hair loss, oily hair, and other scalp conditions, lemongrass oil may be beneficial, as it can help strengthen hair follicles.
• Mugwort Essential Oil- Mugwort has a herbaceous, camphorous, sage-like scent that was used by shamans in many traditions for invoking dreams. A stimulant, it aids in scalp circulation, increasing blood to hair follicles.