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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.

 

Rose for the Mother, Mandarin for the Child, Frankincense for the Father…….

img_1928Rose Otto (absolute)

(Rosa x demascena Miller. Rosa x centifolia L)

 Originally native to the Orient and Middle East, rose is grown and cultivated throughout the world, producing numerous species and cultivars. Rose essential oil is extracted from the fresh flower petals of the demascena and centifolia species and produces a pale yellow to olive yellow viscous liquid or a deep orange to olive green viscous absolute. Rose is famous for its beautiful, sweet intense odour and is a popular perfume ingredient.

IMG_3799Blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion, rose essential oil provides valuable skin care qualities, while it also quells panic attacks and anxiety, and uplifts mood and emotion, among many other valuable attributes.

 

img_4729Mandarin Green

(Citrus reticulate)

 Native 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.

img_1468Blended 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).

 

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Frankincense (Olibanum)

(Boswellia carterii, Boswellia serrata)

Produced from the oleo resin that exudes from the wood of this small, tangle-branched tree, the pale amber, yellow to greenish tinted essential oil is renowned for its calming and “spiritual” connecting (earth to ‘heaven’) and uplifting qualities (hence it’s use in many religious and ceremonial rites and rituals).

img_4389Blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion, this essential oil possesses remarkable skin care and healing qualities, as well as ability to combat respiratory tract conditions and infections, among many other remarkable 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 Rose, Mandarin and Frankincense; 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.

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Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua, Ferula gummosa)

IMG_2846This large, hollow-stemmed, perennial herb produces a clear to yellow-brown or olive tinted essential oil, which is extracted from the milky white translucent oleo resin or gum or ‘tears’ that exude from incisions made at the base of the stem. Both sedative and stimulant, this essential oil balances erratic moods, reduces nervous tension, is restorative and tonic, as well as being a valuable skin care ingredient and is especially indicated for mature and / or damaged skin, 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 Galbanum; 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 supportive and preventative tool to aid wellness and wellbeing.

 

Essential Oil Droplet: Rose Otto (Rosa x demascena Miller. Rosa x centifolia L)

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Originally native to the Orient and Middle East, rose is grown and cultivated throughout the world, producing numerous species and cultivars. Rose essential oil is extracted from the fresh flower petals of the demascena and centifolia species and produces a pale yellow to olive yellow viscous liquid or a deep orange to olive green viscous absolute. Rose is famous for its beautiful, sweet intense odour and is a popular perfume ingredient. Blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion, rose essential oil provides valuable skin care qualities, while it also quells panic attacks and anxiety, and uplifts mood and emotion, among many other valuable attributes.

 

Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk to find out more about the safe use and application of essential oils.

 

Also, Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation (publication imminent)  describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Rose; 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: 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.