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Galbanum’s special gifts for you……


Although not common amongst aromatherapy essential oils, Galbanum non-the-less is a gem not to be overlooked.  Extracted from the resinous ‘tears’ that exude from incisions made in the harvested roots of the this herbal plant, the essential oil possess wonderful skin care and healing qualities, and is especially useful for mature skin.  It is both emotionally calming and stimulating, and restorative to the nerves, easing feelings of anxiety and depression, and balancing erratic moods.   An analgesic, it is also valuable in alleviating muscle and joint pain, bronchial spasms and coughs, and painful periods.  

 

Remember to dilute essential oils in an emollient, such as vegetable oil or non-perfumed cream, before applying to your skin, and to store them in a cool dark place with lids secured to prevent and slow down oxidisation.

Geranium’s special gifts for you…

There are 250 or so species of geranium, many of which are cultivated for ornamental purposes.  Of these, only two species are used for essential oil extraction – P. roseum and P. asperum. The sweet, slightly minty citrusy rose-like odour is intense and rich, and renders this essential oil with a feminine perfume tone, which is bright and uplifting.  Its uses are manifold.  From anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-microbial, to anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and skin healing; this oil lifts and balances mood and emotion, combats infections, and is a valuable skin care ingredient that will balance dry and oily skin, improve tone and appearance, among many other valuable qualities.  Remember, always dilute essential oils in an emulsifying medium such as vegetable oil, unperfumed cream or lotion before applying to your skin.