Essential oils have the power to boost your mood, whether you choose the calming soothing effects of Lavender or uplifting, reviving effects of Eucalyptus. A thoughtful present when paired with a Sally Caulwell print for nature lovers. We have chosen four of our most popular oils to feature here but we also stock a larger selection in-store in our Drury Street shop as well as some more special absolutes.
Bergamot essential oil is part of the citrus family and an old hybrid between lemon and bitter orange. It is grown mostly in southern Italy and has an elegant scent with tart and sweet facets with floral and spicy undertones. It is a quintessential ingredient in colognes and an ideal oil to freshen a room.
Known for a fresh, aromatic and woody scent, Eucalyptus is a popular ingredient used to refresh and relax. Sourced from eucalyptus globulus leaves in Spain, this is a 100% pure essential oil ideal to use to clear the head or relieve symptoms of a cold. Use in a diffuser, a burner, or simply add a few drops to a large, steamy bowl of water to refresh the sinuses and the skin.
Originating from South Africa and now grown primarily in Egypt, Madagascar and China, Geranium oil is distilled from its leaves and delivers a fruity rose-like scent with a minty background facet. Popular in anti-inflammatory and cold remedies and a key ingredient in perfumes.
Sourced from Lavandula angustifolia flowers and steams from the South of France, Lavender has a perfect balance of aromatic, floral and sweet notes. Well known to support relaxation, it's also popular for hair and skincare thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. Add 1 or 2 drops to a pillowcase at night to aid deep sleep.
Lemon is one of the most popular citruses thanks to its flavourful juice rich in Vitamin C. Its precious oil is distilled from its peel and has a lovely juicy, fresh and zesty scent. Its antimicrobial and antiseptic benefits make it a popular ingredient in hygiene and cleaning formulas.
Hailing from Indonesia where the majority of this precious oil is still produced, patchouli is a grass, which, after being cut and dried, yields a beautiful woody and earthy moss-like and slightly leathery scent. Frequently used in perfume making, it is a versatile oil with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties.
A very popular oil in Aromatherapy, Peppermint has a strong fresh menthol scent. A powerful antiseptic, it is widely used as a mouth freshener and is a classic ingredient for cold remedies and to soothe muscle pains.
Originating from the Mediterranean, Rosemary was used traditionally for its antiviral and antioxidant benefits. This oil is sourced from Tunisian rosmarinus officinalis leaves, and has a great balance of sweet, herbal and aromatic notes and a refreshing scent.
Sourced from Australia, tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) has grown in popularity due to its antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits. Popular in hair and skincare formulas as well as in surface cleaners and home fresheners.
Distilled mainly in Madagascar and The Comores Islands, Ylang Ylang has a very distinctive tropical white flower scent with sweet and spicy ripe banana notes. It is hailed as the 'flower of flowers' for its strong, sensual aroma. Used as an aphrodisiac, it is a popular oil in many beauty formulas.
Directions: Enjoy essential oils in a diffuser, as a room spray, in a hot bath or as a massage oil. Do not use more than 5-10 drops of essential oil for every 20ml of carrier oil, alcohol or water. Each is sold separately in a 12ml blue glass bottle.