Litsea citrata, L. cubeba (Family, Lauraceeae)
A cooling oil, used to improve digestion and to promote a restful sleep.
Warning Can be an irritent sothose with sensitive skins should use small
amounts with caution.
Angelica levisticum, Levisticum officinale, Ligusticum levisticum (Family,
Know in Europe as "Love parsley" it is reputed to have aphrodisiac
qualities and to purify and aid in the reduction of cellulite.
Citrus Noblis (Family, Rutaceae)
The fruits were once traditional gifts offered to the Chinese Mandarins
- Hence the name. A gentle and calming oil, good for oily skin. Known
in France as "the children's remedy" for its mildness - use
it in massage for the digestive system and, like Lavender, can be used
in massage oil to help prevent stretch marks. Do not use Mandarin on the
skin in direct sunlight.
Source: fruit peel, India
Production method: expression
Aromatherapy class: calming
Aroma type: citrus
Skin type: aging/mature skin
Traditional use: soothing agent, astringent, skin conditioner
Blends well with: basil, bergamot, camomille, clary sage, olibanum, geranium,
grapefruit, lavender, lemon lime, neroli, orange, rose
Main constituents:- Linomene, geraniol, citral, citronellal.
Manuka (Leptospermum or New Zealand Tea Tree)
Letospermum scoparium, L. ericoides, (Kanuka) L. petersonii, L. coparium
(Manuka) (Family, Myrtaceae)
Used for years by the Maori's this herbs oil has may qualities similiar
to Tea tree. Calming and reduces stress and tension. Relieves aches and
pains, relaxes tight muscles. Healing to the skin. Some say that, like
lavender and Tea Tree, it may be used neat on the skin.
Source: leaf & branch, New Zealand
Production method: Steam distilled
Tagetes Glandulifera (or T. minuta or T. putuh) (Family, Asteraceae [Compositae])
Very good antifungal and good for smelly feet! A rather pungent aroma
so it helps to blend it with the citrus oils and Lavender.