Essential oils are the volatile essence of the plant extracted by various methods eg distillation.
Some Essential oils are toxic to the body and therefore should not be sold to unqualified therapists / public.
Essential oils can be divded into 7 groups :
Categories Example Some benefits
Citrus Lime Antiseptic and uplifting
Flowers Ylang Ylang Relaxing and soothing
Spices Juniper Uplifting and stimulating
Herbs Melissa Uplifting and stimulating
Grass Citronella Relaxing and soothing
Trees Sandalwood Antifungal and antiseptic
Gums Benzoin Antifungal and antiseptic
A lot of the essential oils have contra-indications eg pregnancy, high BP, etc so please speak to a Qualified Therapeutic Aromatherapist before purchasing or using any essential oils.
For further information please contact Liesl Krull on 082 922 4535.