Essential oils

Which oils are best for you? Below is information on the properties and uses of some of the essential oils used by Revive.

  Black pepper - (Piper nigrum)
Aroma: A nice spicy scent
Uses: after exercise when limbs are aching or tired, good for digestive problems, colds and chills. Also well known uses include chillblains, constipation, muscle cramps, poor circulation, sluggish digestion

  Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
Aroma: Fresh, herbal, sweet
Uses: an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic- aids skin problems, stimulates white cell production fighting infection, non toxic, safe in dilute form for children

  Clary sage (Salvea sclarea)
Aroma: Soft and nutty
Uses: soothes, relaxes away stress, excellent tonic which strengthens nerves and is helpful for depression

  Eucalyptus (Eucalptus globulus)
Aroma: Penatrating, medicinal
Uses: Respiratory problems, immune system boosting, tension reducer

  Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Aroma: Clear and refreshing
Uses: good for digestive system, helps with overeating and obesity, gout, rheumatism

  Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Aroma: clean, fresh, floral
Uses: soothing and prepares for sleep, has rejuvenating properties in skin preperations, good for easing headaches, antiseptic for insect bites and excellent used neat on burns to prevent blistering & scaring, also healing, relaxing & refreshing, warms the heart and steadies the emotions, circulatory stimulant, analgesic, antiseptic.

  Lemon(Citrus limon)
Aroma: Clean lively citrus
Uses: Refreshing to mind and body, high in minerals, eases chilblains, painless remedy for warts and verucae, can be used on children, insect bites and stings, antihistamatic, anti-inflammatery, diuretic.

  Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Aroma: Fresh and clean scent
Uses: helps with respiratory, catarrh & sinusitis. Has antispasmodic properties good for coughs caused by congestion of the throat and chest, astringent for oily skin helping to tone, good sedative for nervous tension and anxiety, helps reduce build up of fatty deposits in blood vessels and relaxes them making a good remedy for high blood pressure. also good for fevers

  Nutmeg (Myristica frgrans)
Aroma: spicy, sweet and woody
Uses: muscle aches, poor circulation, slow digestion

  Orange(Citrus sinensis)
Aroma: sweet orange
Uses: uplifting, good for tiredness or mental fatigue & good digestion, also good for nourishing the skin, eases indigestion and may ease constipation and water retention

  Rose(Rosa damascena)
Aroma: Sweet floral scent
Uses: antiseptic, kidney & blood tonic, menstrual regulator, anti-inflammatory & aphrodisiac

  Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Aroma: Fresh and woody
Uses: a powerful mental stimulant which aids memory and concentration, restores vitality and invigorates, may help overcome mental and physical fatigue, by stimulating circulation and supporting the central nervous system

  Sandalwood(Santalum album)
Aroma: Warm sweet & woody
Uses: very effective against viruses, soothing all respiratory problems, chronic bronchitis & coughs, very good for mature & dry skin, also relieves itching skin

  Teatree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Aroma: Strong medicinal
Uses: renowned for its germicidal & anti-fungal properties

  Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
Aroma: Exotic,sweet, floral
Uses: reputed aphrodisiac, lifts depression and soothes fears & anxieties, works as hormone balancer and tonic

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