Essential Oil Guide

Natural Essential Oil Guide

Ranging from medicinal and cosmetic to psychological, natural essential oils affect both our state of mind and our emotions.

Many essential oils have the ability to:

  • boost the immune system and some affect our hormones.
  • sedate or stimulate the body and mind and sometimes do both at the same time to create balance.
  • have a strong impact on our attitudes and reactions.

How does it work?

The sense of smell acts mostly on a subconscious level.
A group of nerves run from the bridge of the nose directly to the brain. As certain aromas enter the nostrils and make direct contact with the nerves, they spark off a reaction in the brain. This links into the “Limbic System”, which is the centre of emotions and memory.

Through the limbic system the pituary glands are stimulated. This causes reactions in our nervous system, affecting hormones, body temperature, appetite, thirst, digestion, nerves, insulin production, stress, repulsion and pleasure.

We all have a highly developed scent communication we are mostly unaware of. Subconsciously it can affect and influence how we are attracted to a mate or repulsed by another person, without really knowing why.

Certain scents provide us with good or bad memories, that relate to associations with past experiences.

Naturlea’s Range of Natural Essentials Oils:

Bergamot Calabrian Italy fruit rind sedative, antiseptic, soothing agent
Cedarwood USA wood reduces stress and tension
Cedarwood Atlas Morocco wood sedative, reduces stress, anxiety and tension
Eucalyptus Australia leaves cooling and deodorising effect on the body, mind clearing
Grapefruit White Australia,USA fruit rind soothing effect on skin and scalp, treats stress and nervous exhaustion
Jasmine Absolute India, Egypt flowers aphrodisiac, generates warmth and passion
Lavender True France flowering tops sedative, calms the mind, deeply relaxing
Lemon Australia, Italy fruit rind clears the mind, antiseptic, detoxifying
Lemon Myrtle Australia leaves impoves concentration, emotionally uplifting
Lemongrass Congo leaves uplifting and energising, deodorising
Lime West Indies fruit refreshing and uplifting
Mandarin Italy USA fruit rind soothing restlessness, tonic effect on digestive system
Orange Sweet USA, Australia, Italy fruit rind muscle relaxant, treats nervousness and anxiety, reduces self doubt
Patchouli Indonesia leaves grounding, centering, and sensualising
Peppermint USA, Australia leaves stimulates the mind and concentration, mental agility
Peru Balsam El Salvador oleoresin soothing, relieves stress and nervous tension, dry skin, eczema
Roman Chamomile Europe flowering tops soothes restlessness, irritability and impatience
Rose Geranium Egypt, China leaves relieves stress, calms the mind and relaxes the body
Rose Otto Turkey, Morocco flowers aphrodisiac, softening and hydrating
Rosewood Brazil wood anti depressant, uplifting
Tagetes South America flowers sedative, antiseptic
Vetiver Indonesia roots relaxing, reduces stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression
Ylang Ylang Madagascar flowers aphrodisiac, relaxing, reduces anxiety