The Green Store Essential Oils
"Cedarwood Atlas" This tall evergreen conifer (average height around 40-50 metres), is considered and recognised as a true Cedar wood, originating from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, taking about 20 years for the tree to reach maturity, before they are logged and processed.
High in sesquiterpenes, this oil has anti-inflammatory, mucolytic, sedative and spasmolytic effects, making it particulary beneficial with coughs, bronchitis, catarrh and other respiratory conditions. It is also beneficial for muscular aches and pains, including arthritis and rheumatism. Additionally, it is beneficial for oily skin and hair, scalp tonic and meditation.
Safety Precaution : Should be avoided during pregnancy.
Blends well with : Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Cassia, Jasmine, Neroli, Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang.
It was used by the ancient Egyptians in their embalming and purification process, as well cosmetics and perfumery. Besides its strength and longevity, it is said that King Solomon had temples made out of the timber, and it was once known as 'the Tree of Life' (a possible and debatable close botanical relative C. libani, the biblical Cedar of Lebanon), which the essential oil was thought to promote courage and strength. It has a reputation to being the oil of choice, that David had possessed before fighting Goliath.
Lavender - Lavender oil is probably the best known of all the essential oils. It seems no medicine kit is complete without a bottle of Lavender. This is most likely due to the number of conditions that Lavender can assist, along with being an oil that is safe to use on children, adults and the elderly alike.
Lavender French Alpine is grown at the highest regions of the French Alps and is true Lavandula angustifolia. This oil is distilled from plants that have been selected by farmers to give the best quality at the highest yields. As the yields are better, the price is a little lower than the population type but still this is true 100% species pure and can be used in all types of applications, including aromatherapy.
Lavender is appreciated for its balancing & calming, and soothing and healing properties, advantageous for relieving stress & irritability, along with the added advantage as an excellent agent for dry, sensitive or irritated skin, leaving it feeling soft, fresh and clean. Being a gentle and balancing fragrance which has been used for perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and medicines. Along with Lavenders’ purifying, cleansing and detoxifying qualities.
Blends well with : Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Labdanum, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, Citrus and Floral oils.
"Lemon Scented Eucalyptus" 10ml - From over 700 different species of Eucalyptus, there are only a few that produce essential oils that are well known for their medicinal or perfumery applications. Each Eucalypt produces a different chemical fingerprint with variations in the constituents within the oil. A tall tree of around 35 metres (even taller at times). Flowering has been recorded every couple of months, throughout the year.
A refreshing, lemony aroma overall, the differences show through in the aromas of each Eucalyptus oil, some distinctly different but still maintaining the "traditional eucalyptus note". This and most Eucalyptus oil contains cineole which is a common constituent for the medicinal, therapeutic or pharmaceutical application. However, E. citriodora is significantly different to the other Eucalypts - as it does not contain any cineole. Other names that this tree is known by are Lemon Scented Gum, Blue Spotted Gum, and Eucalyptus Citriodora.
Being the main Eucalypt that is used in perfumery, with a fresh lemon scent it brings a cleansing and uplifting note to your blend. Also suitable for insect repelling products. Used in aromatherapy for muscular complaints.
Usually distilled from the waste wood, or the sawdust, shavings, stumps of this tall 50 metre evergreen tree which grows in high altitudes of cold areas of the Himalayan region of North India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. A true Cedar wood. It is the national tree of Pakistan.
The Deodar tree is highly regarded and sought after tree in the woodlands of North India, and some of the most valuable and durable timbers. In India, this oil has been shown to possess insecticidal and anti-fungal properties. Beneficial as building material due to its durable, rot-resistant virtues and fine, close grain, which is capable of taking a high polish.
A very graceful, and handsome tree, the name derives from a Sanskrit term, which translates to "wood of the gods". The forests of the Deodar trees were sacred places of many religious practices and their families. The oil was not marketed til the mid 20th Century, and prior to this, it was predominantly used as railway sleepers and construction material. Some speculation has indicated the potential of insect repellency and antifungal properties, with possible fungal deterioration for the duration of storing spices.
Cedarwood oil is particularly useful in skin-care preparations as it has astringent and antiseptic properties. May aid in relieving moderate skin complaints of acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, fungal infections, greasy skin, and hair loss, hair strengthening and growth. It also helps relieve stress, tension, arthritis and rheumatism in muscles and joints. Benefits respiratory conditions, and aids circulation. Cedarwood Himalayan is also recommended for urinary infections, cystitius and fluid retention.
Safety Precaution : Should be avoided during pregnancy.
Blends well with : Bergamot, Boronia, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cypress, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Oriental and Floral oils.