Are essential oils really necessary? Of course, they are!
Essential oils are made up of terpenes, flavonoids and other naturally occurring oleo compounds and esters within plants. These act as either an attractant - to encourage insects or animals to pollinate the plant and spread the seeds: or repellants for the plant - ie natural insecticides, pesticides etc. to stop the plant being eaten.
Over the past few weeks we've seen shortages in hand sanitiser, soap and toilet rolls in the shops. Prices have soared to stupid levels on isopropyl alcohol (Isopropanol) through sheer greed.
Many of the large cosmetic industries rarely use essential oils. They mainly use terpenes in minuscule quantities. Many essential oils have antibacterial properties and here's our top 20. We use most of these in varying mixes, in our balms, baths salts and soaps.
- Clary Sage
- May Chang
- Oregano oil
- Red Thymol
- Tea Tree
- Ylang Tlang
Our Original Foot balm has eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, and lavender - and can be used anywhere, not just the feet.
Our Original Four Thieves products have orange, lemon, clove, cinnamon, white camphor, and rosemary
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NB If you are a pet owner, please be careful using oils around your four legged loved ones. Dogs have a highly developed sense of smell and can feel quite poorly around some essentials.
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