Posts in Essential oils
Cedarwood essential oil: The wisdom oil - The essential oils collection [Oils101]

My simple guide to cedarwood essential oil - the Wisdom oil- including benefits, uses, blends and a DIY recipe.

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Bergamot essential oil: The confidence oil - The essential oils collection [Oils101]

My simple guide to bergamot essential oil - the Confidence oil- including benefits, uses, blends and a DIY recipe.

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Basil essential oil: The fighting oil - The essential oils collection [Oils101]

My simple guide to basil essential oil - the Fighting oil- including benefits, uses, blends and a DIY recipe.

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Carrot seed oil: A carrier oil - The essential oils collection [Oils101]

Carrot seed oil, a wonderful carrier oil, is packed with natural healing properties. Derived from the seeds of the wild carrot plant Daucus carota of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family. The wild carrot plant is an annual or biennial plant that has hairy leaves and white flowers with small purple centres. Its origins can be traced back to Egypt, France and India.

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Essential oils collection - Making your choice of carrier oil a bit less confusing: A handy list of carrier oils [oils101]

Although the use of essential oils are fairly straightforward, it can become a bit tricky and confusing when you start discussing carrier oils. There are so many, and all of them have their own benefits, uses, and info. Not only that, but some work better with certain oils compared to others, and of course some are easier or nicer to work with than others. When making natural DIY products, the choice of carrier oil can emphasise or interfere with the therapeutic properties of your essential oils, while also influencing the colour, aroma, and shelf life of your final product. I would wish to tell you that this guide is going to clear everything up for you, but it most probably won’t. There are too many factors to consider, and we are all different so we react differently. But I am going to try making it a bit less confusing! And at least when you do get overwhelmed you can refer back to this list of carrier oils to help steer you in the right direction. Also see the list of essential oils on the blog.

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Orange essential oil: The cleaning oil - The essential oils collection [Oils101]

Sweet Orange Essential Oil, or as it is more commonly known as, Orange oil, is one of the most affordable, versatile and cheerful oils you can use. It has a beautifully uplifting aroma and is one of the most popular oils to use as an ingredient in household cleaners.

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Oregano essential oil: The antibiotic oil - The essential oils collection [Oils101]

Native to the Mediterranean, oregano was first discovered in Greece, where it was used as a topical anti-bacterial ointment for wounds and skin ailments. The herb grows at high altitudes, the name oregano literally means “joy of the mountains”.  The oil contains properties that makes it antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. The oil is so powerful it can rival antibiotics when it comes to preventing and treating various infections, without any of the harmful side effects that are common with antibiotic use. It is also widely used as a food preservative.

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Lavender essential oil: The essential oil collection [Oils101]

One of the most popular oils in the world, lavender essential oil is widely used. Although immensely common today, it was actually discovered only 2 500 years ago. The list of benefits include being an antioxidant and an antimicrobial, having sedating, calming and anti-depressive properties, and is used both cosmetically and therapeutically.

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