Aromatic Oils Dictionary
A vitamin-rich emolument that helps repair damaged hair and skin. A natural sunblock, aloe vera is a wonderful moisturizer that soothes cuts, scratches, bruises, irritations, and all kinds of burnsA rich emollient known to promote healing for damaged or dry hair and skin. A natural sunscreen, it both soothes and moisturizes. Use for cuts, scratches, bruises, sore or irritated skin, burns, sunburns, or X-ray burns.
Sweet Almond Oil
An excellent protein-rich balm whose high fatty acid level (oleic and linoleic, among others) makes it ideal for treating very dry skin. Sweet almond is a nourishing, moisturizing oil that leaves a delightful scent.
A great natural source of skin-healing vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, D & E, amino acids, sterols), avocado oil penetrates quickly to aid in treating eczema, psoriasis and other skin problems.
Known for its soothing and softening properties, chamomile oil has been used to treat problematic skin for centuries. Its anti-inflammatory composition of Vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, zinc, active flavonoid and vital oil compounds are great for skin and hair.
A fragrant oil containing eucalyptol (cineol), eucalyptus oil is an antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent ideal for use in skin cleansers, massage preparations and bath oils. It has a cooling, soothing effect on skin and scalp.
Extracted from the sweet-smelling herb of the same name, jasmine oil contains 100+ beneficial chemical agents (linalool, salicylic acid and other alkaloids). It is used to soothe, moisturize and nourish problem skin.
Known as "nature’s own multitasker," jojoba oil contains many essential nutrients (such as Vitamin E and B-Complex vitamins) and minerals (silicon, copper, chromium and zinc) that promote skin and hair health. Also great as a base oil for aromatherapy preparations.
One of the mildest essential oils, lavender oil induces a gentle balancing effect that is a boon to the skin. Its complex mixture of natural phytochemicals, including linalyl acetate and linalool, can help ease muscular aches, burns, stings and minor inflammations.
Besides having an invigorating scent, lemon tree oil truly benefits the skin. It balances pH levels, evens the tone, helps new blemishes from appearing, and controls excess oil to produce clearer, fresher skin.
Containing some 30 health-inducing compounds, olive oil is regarded as a natural skin moisturizer, cell regenerator and tissue softener. It is also beneficial in treating dry, scaly, sensitive skin.
Rich in ketones, organic compounds that stimulate cell regeneration, patchouli oil is a great natural substance for skin and hair. It can firm up the skin, keep acne under control, and prevent hair loss. Many eczema, psoriasis and dandruff sufferers have sung its praises.
Extracted from the petals of several rose varieties, this fragrant oil is known to moisturize, smooth, firm and heal skin without irritating it. Rose oil is also effective on broken surface capillaries, making it perfect for use on mature, sensitive and dry skin types.
Tea Tree Oil
Distilled from the potent leaves of the Australian Narrow-leaved Paperbark, tea tree oil is an antiviral, antifungal substance that eases muscular pain and improves most skin irritations. It purifies and uplifts both body and mind.