From £22.85

Champaca Absolute

Relaxing, rejuvenating and sensual. Also known as champa and champaka, Champaca Absolute is extracted from the fragrant flowers of a tree that is highly revered by the Hindus, and is dedicated to Vishnu and Kamadeva (the Hindu god of love) and associated with Maitreya, the eighth Buddha. This is why the tree is considered so sacred.

The deep, seductive and complex aroma of Champaca Absolute has many subtle nuances; it has a sweet and exotic, dry floral bouquet, with a warm, sensual and spicy undertone that is similar to carnation. Keen noses will also detect subtle but recognisable hints of familiar floral notes comparable to ylang ylang, rose and neroli, which is why it blends so well with all of these. Read More

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Jasmine Absolute

Empowering, harmonising and nourishing. The classically sensual, rich sweet-floral and slightly fruity fragrance of Jasmine Absolute is ultra relaxing and uplifting to the emotional system, and also highly beneficial in skin care treatments. A few drops of jasmine added to an unfragranced cream or lotion base brings relief to hot, dry, irritated or sensitive skin, as well as assisting in the removal of blemishes and generally improving the complexion.

Used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Jasmine has a deep-acting hormonal-like action that has an affinity with the female reproductive system making valuable for relieving the symptoms of PMS, reproductive issues, and the menopause. Read More

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Jasmine Sambac Absolute

Empowering, harmonising and nourishing. Jasmine sambac is known as ‘Moonlight of the Grove’ in India, because its flowers open at twilight releasing its intriguing floral bouquet. The fragrance of Jasmine Sambac Absolute is a little less sweet than J. officinale and has a deep, rich, green-floral and slightly fruity fragrance that has a unique ‘je ne sais quoi’ that no other oil has. It falls in that classic category of a fragrance that must be experienced before you can fully appreciate all that it exudes.

Jasmine Sambac Absolute has a toning and balancing action on oily skin, and soothes hot, irritated and sensitive skin whilst stimulating cellular renewal. It also helps to fade stretch marks and blemishes whilst improving the condition of skin whilst imparting a delightful exotic aroma! Read More

From £24.30

Lotus (Pink) Absolute

Rejuvenating, relaxing and uplifting. Many cultures regard the lotus flower as a symbol of enlightenment, purity, peace and beauty, and it is only quite recently that this rare and precious aromatic extract became available. Deeply relaxing, Pink Lotus Absolute brings peace and tranquillity, and when used as an aid to meditation it helps us to achieve a deeper level of understanding.

In skin care treatments Pink Lotus Absolute slows the signs of aging and brings a cooling, soothing and rejuvenating action to sensitive, dry and mature skin types - but only a tiny amount is required because a little goes a long way with this oil! Its relaxing and spiritually uplifting qualities are ideal for relieving negativity, anxiety and stress, and help to restore, recharge and revitalise holistically. Read More

From £16.99

Rose Absolute

Balancing, rejuvenating and relaxing. The beautifully feminine fragrance of Rose Absolute is deep, rich, rose-floral with a hint honey, and it has a balancing and deeply relaxing effect on mind and body. It also has a legendary reputation as an aphrodisiac - the legend of Cleopatra records how she used the exotic aroma of rose to entice Mark Anthony into her bedroom, and we all know how that worked out!

Rose Absolute is the perfect anti-aging oil; it softens and hydrates dry skin and helps to eliminate unsightly red and irritated patches whilst reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Rose has a gentle toning and astringent action that helps strengthen the collagen/elastin network helping to lift skin and keep it feeling soft and youthful. It also helps repair unsightly broken capillaries (spider veins) and acne scars when used regularly in your skin care routine. Read More

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Rose Co2

Balancing, rejuvenating and relaxing. This carbon-dioxide extracted Rose Oil yields an exquisitely feminine fragrance that is more true to the flower than its steam distilled or solvent extracted counterparts. This Rose C02 extract delivers rich, sweet, fresh and radiant rosy notes with just the faintest hint of green leaf, spice and honey. Inhaling its fragrance soothes anxious and stressful states and balances the typical roller-coaster emotions of the feminine cycle.

Think of romance and most people think of the rose, and it has been coveted for centuries by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans because it has a formidable reputation as an aphrodisiac! According to legend Cleopatra of Egypt and Josephine Bonaparte of France used roses to woo their lovers, and there must be thousands more undocumented cases! Read More

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Tuberose Absolute

Balancing, relaxing and strengthening. One of the most precious oils in the world, the intoxicating fragrance of Tuberose Absolute is sweet, luscious, floral and honey-like, with spicy and narcotic undertones. This is a captivating, mesmerizing and sensuous fragrance that is considered a powerful aphrodisiac that increases libido, which explains why it is known as ‘Mistress of the Night’ in India. According to Ayurvedic medicine, inhaling tuberose opens the heart chakra.

Tuberose Absolute has anti-spasmodic properties that can be used in massage to treat muscular aches, pains and cramps, and its powerfully relaxing attributes help to ease nervous tension and stress. It is valuable in skin care treatments and creams not only for its captivating and hypnotic aroma, but because it stimulates the skins micro-circulation which rejuvenates and revitalizes a tired, dull, lifeless complexion. Several studies have found that tuberose is also an effective antibacterial and antifungal agent. Read More

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Violet Leaf Absolute

Restoring, revitalizing and stabilizing. Violet Leaf Absolute has a leafy-green, slightly floral aroma, with cucumber and tea-like overtones. When highly diluted, the aroma becomes a little more floral and reminiscent of violets, which is why it is so valuable in high class perfumery. However, please note that this oil is obtained from violet LEAVES and does not smell strongly of violet flowers!

In her groundbreaking book ‘Guide to Aromatherapy’ (1961), Marguerite Maury refers to the regenerative powers of Violet Leaf Absolute suggesting it re-establishes elasticity in tissues and muscles and helps release toxins. This makes it valuable for rejuvenating a dry, lifeless complexion, softening wrinkles, and reducing thread-veins. It is an excellent choice for soothing and cooling acne, dermatitis and eczema. Read More

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