Essential Oil Droplet: Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansti D.C.)

 

IMG_4606Native to the mountains of India and used since antiquity, this deep red viscous essential oil is extracted from the dried and crushed roots and rhizomes of the tender flowering herb. Related to valerian, spikenard is renowned for its balancing and soothing effect on the nervous system, calming restlessness and anxiety, quelling panic attacks and soothing skin conditions caused through nervousness, among many other supportive qualities.

Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk to find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Spikenard; a ‘must have’ companion for ‘everyday life’.

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.

 

Essential Oil Droplet: Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

IMG_1830Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

 A member of the Melaleuca botanical family and native to Australia,  the essential oil is extracted from the leaves and terminal twigs and branches of these small trees and shrubs. Tea Tree essential oil is renowned for its antiseptic and anti-microbial qualities, and provides a useful first aid remedy for insect bites and stings, as well alleviating the symptoms of colds and flu. Tea Tree’s camphoraceous odour has a clearing, stimulating effect on the mind and aids concentration, and also provides a useful antidote to shock and upset, among many other qualities.

Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk to find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Tea Tree; a ‘must have’ companion for ‘everyday life’.


NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.

 

Essential Oil Droplet: Mandarin Green (Citrus reticulate)

 

IMG_4730Native to south-eastern Asia and the Philippines, this small evergreen, usually thorny tree, produces beautifully fragrant flowers that bear the brightly coloured deeply green, orange or red-orange mandarin fruits. The mid-to dark green essential oil is extracted from the peel of the mandarin green fruit. ‘Awakening’ or ‘bringing out’ the inner child, this oil uplifts mood and emotion, among many other valuable supporting qualities. Blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion this essential oil provides a wonderful skincare ingredient (however, mandarin essential oil must be stored in a fridge and only used when fresh as it is prone to rapid oxidization and may consequently become irritant).

 Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk to find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Mandarin Green; a ‘must have’ companion for ‘everyday life’.

 NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.

 

Essential Oil ‘Droplet’ – Vetivert

 

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Vetivert

(Vetiveria zizanoides L. Nash)

 Known as the ‘Oil of Tranquility’, the deep brown-red viscous essential oil extracted from the chopped up roots and rootlets of vetivert is renowned for instilling a sense of feeling ‘grounded’ and ‘earthed’, and for quelling hyperactivity, nervous exhaustion, anxiety and depression.  Blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion, vetivert is also a valuable skin care ingredient, helpful for mature complexions, dry and oily skin, among many other qualities.

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.

Heather Godfrey – Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation, Wellness and Wellbeing