Category Archives: Ingredients

Using essential oils neat

When someone tells me that they’ve applied lemongrass/clove/cinnamon or any other essential oil or combination directly onto their precious skin, it’s not uncommon to see me cringe. I can’t help it – some of those oils can be damaging, and our precious skin is important to keep healthy! It’s become a reflex, just like when I hear of someone hurting themselves in any other way. I don’t like hearing when someone falls, gets burned, .

Ingredient: Rose

Rose
“Queen of flowers” INCI: Rosa damascene, Rosa centifolia Family: Rosaceae Genus: Rosa damascene, Rosa centifolia Description of oil aroma: Same as the flower Rose is the supreme oil of the heart chakra and brings healing and helps it open after grief has closed it. When it is open, rose strengthens its energy, enabling love to radiate out. Rose also has an equal affinity with the sacral chakra.   Rosa centifolia, also known as the Provence rose, cabbage rose .

Ingredient: Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang
“Perfume tree” INCI: Cananga odorata Family: Anonaceae Genus: Cananga odorata Description of oil aroma: Heavy, sweet, floral Ylang ylang is a tropical evergreen with flowers from which an exotic smelling essential oil is extracted.  It has large, shiny ovate leaves and long, narrow yellow flowers, which change from pale green as they mature. The tree is also known as the fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil plant or perfume tree. The name ylang ylang is derived from the Tagalog term .