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Cajuput Oil Essential Oil

Antiseptic, antiviral and clearing. From the same plant family as tea tree, Cajuput Essential oil is a noteworthy antiviral and antiseptic agent that can be used effectively as an inhalant during the cold season. The aroma of Cajuput oil is medicinal and very similar to eucalyptus, but much softer with fruity overtones and hint of herb.

Like eucalyptus, Cajuput essential oil is extremely versatile and can be used effectively in massage for easing general aches and pains, fatigue, and also brings swift relief to insect bites and stings – particularly fire ant bites. Read More

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Camphor White Essential Oil

Stimulating, clearing and antiseptic. Obtained from the chipped wood, root stumps and branches of the camphor tree which is native to China, Japan and Taiwan, camphor essential oil has been used for medicinal purposes and as an insect repellent for centuries. Most people are familiar with the distinctive smell of camphor essential oil which can also be effectively used to kill air-borne bacteria.

Camphor oil has the ability to feel both hot and cold (like peppermint oil) in use making it valuable for general muscular aches and pains where it initially cools, and then warms, soothes and eases aching muscles. For best results use this oil in massage after a strenuous day. Read More

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Cardamon Essential Oil

Antimicrobial, energizing and warming. When used in massage blends, Cardamon Essential Oil has a stimulating and antispasmodic action on the digestive system, helping to settle tummy upsets and ease muscle cramps. It also and acts as a general tonic to the nervous system, making cardamon oil invaluable when you are feeling depleted after a hard day or exercise and need something to give you a boost of energy.

Cardamon Essential Oil (also known as Cardomom and Cardomum), is derived from the dried fruits by steam distillation, and the resulting oil pale yellow to colorless oil has a delightfully unique, warm and spicy aroma with fruity nuances, and a balsamic almost floral backnote. When vaporized, this essential oil helps to clear and refocus the mind, increases concentration, and restores feelings of contentment. Read More

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Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Cleansing, revitalizing and toning. The revitalizing and toning properties of Carrot Seed Essential Oil make it one of the very finest for improving a poor complexion and fighting the ravages of time! Tired, dehydrated, and mature skin types all benefit from its rejuvenating, toning and restoring action. Its regenerative properties improve skins elasticity, and this oil is often the first choice of aromatherapist when treating scars, age spots, and reducing wrinkles.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil encourages efficient elimination of toxins and increases the production of red blood cells, making it invaluable in massage blends for detox and cellulite treatments. It's purifying and cleansing properties also make it valuable in massage blends for easing a wide range of digestive disorders. Read More

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Cedar Atlas Essential Oil

Antiseptic, astringent and relaxing. Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil is steam distilled from the wood of the tree, and is a strong antiseptic oil with astringent properties that makes it ideal for teenage spots and greasy skin. It blends very well with tea tree oil, making it a broad-spectrum antiseptic treatment with a more pleasing aroma than using just tea tree alone.

In massage blends, Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil helps to ease the muscular aches and pains associated with strenuous exercise or gardening etc. In common with several other essential oils, this oil imparts both a relaxing effect on the mind whilst simultaneously bringing an energizing and strengthening action to the body. Read More

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Cedar Atlas Essential Oil - Certified Organic

Antiseptic, astringent and relaxing. Like many other oils, Organic Cedar Atlas Essential Oil has a calming effect on the mind while at the same time it brings a stimulating and strengthening action to the body. In body massage, this oil soothes everyday muscular aches and pains and eases stiff joints. It has a quite distinctive, sweet, woody and balsamic odour that adds a unique base note to blends.

When used as part of a regular haircare regime, Organic Cedar Atlas Essential Oil helps to control dandruff and keeps the hair in great condition, and in recent research it was found to treat hair loss. A blend of rosemary and cedar atlas oils added to a fragrance-free shampoo and conditioner base will give tired, lifeless hair a welcome boost. Read More

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Cedar Virginian Essential Oil

Antiseptic, astringent, and strengthening . When used in massage, Cedar Virginian essential oil helps to ease everyday muscular aches and pains, especially when blended together with Roman or German Chamomile, Sweet Marjoram, or Black Pepper essential oils. It also has a strengthening action on both body and mind, which makes it useful for stress, dealing with negative emotions, and increasing determination.

The astringent and antiseptic properties of Cedar Virginian are ideal for use in a cream or lotion base for acne, spots, and oily skin conditions. It can also be used in a shampoo base to improve the condition of the scalp and hair when suffering from dandruff, or a very dry scalp that is shedding white flakes. Read More

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Chamomile German Essential Oil

Antibacterial, soothing and relaxing. German chamomile is a remarkable essential oil, and few oils perform better when you need a powerful anti-inflammatory or antispasmodic action. The soothing and calming effects of the herb on mind and body are both legendary and well proven, with over 2,000 years of documented medical use by such luminaries as Asclepius, Galen, Hippocrates and Culpepper.

German Chamomile Essential Oil is distilled from the flowering heads of the plant which releases a beautiful dark blue oil with a strong herb-like aroma. This highly versatile essential oil can be inhaled during a high pollen count, used to ease symptoms during the menopause, and is highly effective in massage to ease aching muscles and joints after a strenuous day. Read More

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Chamomile German Essential Oil - Certified Organic

Antibacterial, soothing and relaxing. Highly versatile, German Chamomile Essential Oil is often the first choice of aromatherapists when treating premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, and a wide range of menopausal problems. In massage blends its antispasmodic properties also brings a soothing and comforting effect to a wide range of digestive disorders as well as muscular and joint pain.

In skin care treatments, German Chamomile Oil soothes and calms dry, itchy, red and irritated skin, plus it provides antibacterial protection while speeding up the healing process with spots and acne. The powerfully relaxing qualities of this oil are ideally suited to getting a good night’s sleep, especially when blended with other relaxants such as clary sage, lavender or ylang ylang. Read More

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Chamomile Roman Essential Oil

Soothing and relaxing. Roman Chamomile Essential Oil is distilled from the daisy-like flowering heads of the plant to produce a beautiful pale blue oil with a sweet herbaceous fragrance and wonderfully relaxing effect. It is one of the most versatile of all essential oils coming second only to Lavender, and it is particularly beneficial when used in skincare to soothe sensitive, red or itchy skin.

Although more costly than Lavender, a little goes a long way with Roman Chamomile essential oil, and its soothing and calming properties easily out-perform Lavender therapeutically. It is also highly effective for easing emotional conditions too, soothing such emotions such as anger, panic, shock and tantrums (works just as well with adults as well as children!). Read More

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Chamomile Roman Essential Oil - Certified Organic

Anti-allergenic, relaxing and soothing. Derived from one of the oldest of all known medicinal herbs, organic Roman Chamomile Essential Oil has a sweet herbaceous aroma with fruity, apple-like overtones that are reminiscent of chamomile tea. Inhaling its wonderful aroma helps to calm agitated nerves, stress and states of nervousness, and adding a few drops of this oil in a diffuser is perfect for calming down noisy children, angry partners, and your frazzled nerves!

Hot, itchy, and irritated skin conditions respond extremely well to organic Roman Chamomile Oil, but when using it for eczema or psoriasis use it in a lotion or cream base rather than a carrier oil which can sometimes aggravate these conditions. Recent studies have found that this oil is a powerful antioxidant, so when added to your in skincare treatments it can help to neutralize the free radicals responsible for damaging the DNA of your skin. Read More

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Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

Stimulating, antibacterial and fungicidal. Cinnamon Leaf essential oil contains around 80 percent phenols and is well-known for its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and immune-boosting properties. It holds great protective powers that can be used in diffusers and vaporizers to protect against colds, flu, and the spread of airborne bacteria.

It acts as a tonic to both the mind and body, bringing a welcome boost to cases of flagging energy levels, burn-out or a loss of mental focus, and it’s a great oil to use when driving long distances. The stimulating action of Cinnamon Leaf essential oil also makes it an effective component in massage blends for boosting the immune system. Read More

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Citronella Essential Oil

Uplifting, astringent and antiseptic. Citronella essential oil is mostly known as an insect repellent, but it has much more to offer in aromatherapy. It is an effective deodorant and also helps to neutralise excessive perspiration due to its astringent action, particularly when blended with cypress oil for personal care blends.

Used in skin care Citronella essential oil can help to reduce over-oily skin, and similarly it conditions and balances greasy hair. On the nervous system, citronella is uplifting, refreshing and cleansing, which makes it helpful with lethargy and stress. Read More

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Citronella Essential Oil - Certified Organic

Uplifting, refreshing and antiseptic. Citronella is a grass that is native to Sri Lanka, and now a few dedicated farmers have been awarded Organic Certification for this essential from ECOCERT.

Two closely related species of citronella grass are used to produce citronella essential oil; Cymbopogon nardus which is known in the oil industry as ‘Ceylon type’, and Cymbopogon winterianus known as ‘Java type’. Quinessence organic Citronella essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the aromatic grass from Cymbopogon winterianus and it has a long-lasting, fresh citrus aroma. Read More

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Clary Sage Essential Oil

Relaxing, warming and euphoric. Distilled from the flowers and leaves of the herb, Clary Sage essential oil is deeply relaxing and imparts a feeling of relaxation and well-being to both mind and body. This makes it an invaluable oil for all types of stress and anxiety, and its antispasmodic action helps all manner of general aches and pains.

When used in skin care, Clary Sage essential oil delivers useful anti-aging properties, and on the mind it helps with the grieving process, helping to dispel negative thoughts and emotions. Read More

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Clary Sage Essential Oil - Certified Organic

Relaxing, warming and euphoric. This organic Clary Sage essential oil is certified by ECOCERT, and has a warm and full-bodied fragrance which was obtained from the flowers and leaves of the herb by steam distillation. It is a powerfully relaxing oil on both body and mind, which together with its renowned ‘euphoric’ effect makes it invaluable for combating stress.

Clary sage oil has a surprisingly wide range of uses, and with its natural affinity with the female reproductive organs it is surely one of the most important essential oils for a woman. Its antispasmodic properties are particularly helpful when used to massage the abdomen to help relieve cramps during menstruation. Read More

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Clove Bud Essential Oil

Antiseptic, warming and soothing. Clove Bud essential oil is a powerful antiseptic and fungicide with a rich, sweet and spicy aroma that blends particularly well with citrus and other spice oils. This essential oil excels when used in massage, where its warming and analgesic action relieves common everyday sprains, muscular aches and stiff joints etc.

Like most essential oils obtained from spices, Clove Bud essential oil has a positive action on the digestive system when used in massage where its carminative action helps to relieve dyspepsia, colic and stomach cramps. When blended with Ginger essential oil it can also help settle feelings of nausea. It also has a powerful antiseptic and antifungal action which can be put to a wide range of uses. Read More

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Clove Bud Essential Oil - Certified Organic

Antiseptic, warming and soothing. Certified by ECOCERT, this organic Clove Bud essential oil produced on the tropical island of Madagascar has a wonderfully full-bodied, warm and spicy fragrance. Clove bud oil has almost unrivalled antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal properties which are invaluable against a wide range of pathogens. Amazingly, a 1% concentration of clove bud oil has an antiseptic strength 3-4 times more powerful than phenol.

Clove Bud oil imparts a strengthening and energizing effect ideal for beating the blues or shaking off lethargic and melancholic states, and is one of the best analgesic essential oils available in aromatherapy. Use it in massage to relieve all manner of general aches and pains after a strenuous day, and its carminative action eases digestive upsets, especially when blended with ginger or black pepper essential oils. Read More

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Coriander Seed Essential Oil

Antibacterial, stimulating and revitalising. Belonging to the same botanical family as carrot, celery and parsley, Coriander essential oil is obtained from either the seeds or leaves of the herb. In aromatherapy, the essential oil derived from the seeds is preferred due to its superior therapeutic qualities. It has a sweet, woody-spicy aroma that is uplifting to the spirits.

Coriander Seed essential oil has a revitalizing action that helps with the elimination of toxins by stimulating a sluggish circulatory system, plus it can re-energize flagging energy levels. When used in skin care, its recently-discovered antioxidant qualities* help to neutralize free radicals and rejuvenate skin cell production. Read More

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Cypress Essential Oil

Astringent, detoxifying and toning. Of all the oils currently available to the aromatherapist, Cypress Essential Oil is the most effective vasoconstrictor, and is unbeatable for reducing broken facial capillaries or varicose veins. The vigorous astringent action of Cypress Essential Oil also helps rebalance oily skin when blended in a cream or lotion base.

Cypress oil has a detoxifying action that can be put to great use in massage blends for reducing cellulite and in detox treatments. For best results use it with juniper berry, sweet fennel or grapefruit essential oils. It’s also a natural deodorant that’s invaluable for treating excessive perspiration and sweaty feet! Read More

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Cypress Essential Oil - Certified Organic

Astringent, detoxifying and toning. Although cypress trees grow abundantly throughout Europe, we have selected this organically produced Cypress Essential Oil from France specifically for its exceptionally clear and refreshing sweet-balsamic woody odour. It is a versatile base note that helps to smooth out the rough edges of fragrance of blends.

Utilized in massage blends Cypress Essential Oil helps to increase circulation and is good for reducing visible veins and cellulite. Its unique woody-herbaceous fragrance is often favoured by men, which is why it is used in so many aftershave and cologne preparations. Cypress oil is a natural deodorant, and also helps to balance oily skin and hair. Read More

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With Quinessence products you smell the difference instantly; I was so amazed with the quality of the Rose 5% Dilution essential oil I could hardly believe it had been diluted at all the smell was so lovely."

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