A versatile all-purpose remedy and an ideal choice for treating burns, bites, stings and other minor skin injuries, lavender oil is a helpful ingredient in homemade lotions, toners, and massage blends.
Well known as a trusty natural remedy for respiratory ailments, this also has many household uses, thanks to its potent infection-fighting and insect-repellent abilities. As well as being an effective decongestant, it has powerful medicinal and fever-reducing effects, specifically against cold and flu viruses and common disease-causing bacteria like staphylococcus.
This essential oil was created by the famed Arab doctor and alchemist, Avicenna, in 10th-century Persia, and it has enjoyed great health, household, and cosmetic significance ever since. Rose oil's overall effect is warming, uplifting, sensual and nurturing; it is reputed to be an aphrodisiac. It has antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and sedative properties, and is thought to act as a tonic for the heart, stomach and uterus.