Cocoa Butter (Theobroma nucifera) – a creamy, aromatic butter with antioxidant properties. It contains Vitamin E and is used to soften and lubricate skin.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) – a smooth, creamy butter commonly used as a base for balms. It contains Vitamins A and E and is an excellent moisturizer for dry skin conditions. It also contains a natural form of latex that helps to protect the skin.
Carrot Seed (Daucus carota) – an excellent regenerative oil that aids in restoring skin tone. It is highly moisturizing and commonly used for a variety of skin issues.
Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) – a sweet, woodsy oil that is a natural sedative. It is also used for strengthening the immune system due to its anti-infectious and antiseptic properties.
Eucalyptus Dives (Eucalyptus dives) – used to assist in fighting colds, this oil is a natural decongestant, expectorant, and mucolytic.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) – a spicy, warming oil with antiemetic and carminative properties that aid in reducing stomach upset. It is also an anti-inflammatory and an analgesic.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) – a cooling oil with a sweet, citrusy scent, it is a natural antidepressant. Sparkling and uplifting (and one of my favorites!).
Jasmine absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum) – an exquisite, sweetly floral oil that is particularly helpful for women. Its powerful antispasmodic and analgesic properties make it an excellent oil for reducing menstrual pain (and is another favorite of mine).
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) – one of the most versatile oils in aromatherapy, often referred to as the “mother of all oils.” Known for its comforting floral scent and skin-healing properties, it is a popular oil for skin care. Lavender is also a natural antidepressant and can be used to help with insomnia. Additionally, it can be used as an antispasmodic, analgesic, and an anti-inflammatory.
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) – a lovely oil with a sweet, citrus scent, Mandarin is an excellent antidepressant. It is also a great cleaning oil due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Peppermint (Mentha x Piperita) – a cooling, refreshing oil with a delightfully minty aroma. It is a great oil for digestive issues and can aid in reducing headache severity. It is also an anti-inflammatory and analgesic, making it a helpful oil for muscle and joint pain.
Rose absolute (Rose damascena) – an extremely precious and expensive oil, Rose is among the most popular and diversely therapeutic oils available. A few benefits include its effect in calming the nervous system, balancing hormones, and easing both physical and emotional pain. It is also considered a gentle aphrodisiac.
Sandalwood (Santalum album) – like Rose, Sandalwood is a very precious and expensive oil. Possessing a sweet, woodsy scent, Sandalwood is an excellent oil for mental grounding. It is a cooling, natural sedative and has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties (and is yet another favorite of mine).
Spearmint (Mentha spicata) – a bright, sparkling oil that reduces stress, fatigue, and depression. It can also be used for digestive issues and is a natural decongestant.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) – a sweet, beautiful oil that is calming and sedating. It is a natural antidepressant, an antispasmodic, and is also considered an aphrodisiac. It is beneficial for the skin due to its balancing effects on the production of sebum.
Avocado Oil (Persea americana) – a highly nourishing oil rich in chlorophyll, giving the oil its deep emerald color. It has a high content of Vitamins A and D and helps regenerate cells, reduce inflammation, and moisturize dry skin.
Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) – a mild and cooling moisturizer with antioxidant and antifungal properties. Its light, silky texture is easily absorbed and does not clog pores.
Beeswax – a moisturizing skin softener that has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It forms a protective barrier when applied to the skin.
Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) – a highly nourishing liquid wax with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It is used to soothe and heal skin irritations, such as sunburns and cold sores. Its structure most closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum and is suitable for all skin types.