Essential Oil Detox Sample Kit
Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Bergamot and Blue Tansy Essential Oil Sample size in convenient tin box with small carrying satchel also included.
Botanical source: Mentha x piperita
Plant part used: The herb
Production: Cultivated, certified organic
Extraction method: Steam distillation of the flowering herb
Fragrance profile: Intensely sweet herbaceous with fresh-pungent, somewhat peppery overtones
Fragrance energy: Pungent-green
Properties: Stimulating, uplifting, invigorating
Chinese medicine function: To activate the Qi, raise Yang Qi and strengthen the spirit
Complementary blending: Rosemary, Lavender, Marjoram, Lauel, Green myrtle, Bergamot, Mandarin, Eucalyptus (all types), Niaouli, Ravintsara
Botanical source: Eucalyptus radiata
Plant part used: The leaf
Origin: South Africa
Production: Sustainably cultivated and certified organic
Extraction method: Steam distillation of the fresh leaves and end twigs
Fragrance profile: Fresh and camphoraceous, with mild, sweet heartnotes. This Eucalyptus is a little gentler than the Blue-gum eucalyptus and is ideal for children, elderly and sensitive people.
Fragrance energy: Fresh-pungent
Properties: Uplifting, clearing, refreshing, stimulating, decongesting
Chinese medicine function: To raise Yang Qi, cool the Lung, release the exterior and strengthen the spirit
Pharmacology: This oil is dominated by the restorative, oxygenating constituents 1,8 cineole and monoterpenes ; these are balanced by relaxant monoterpenols.
Complementary blending: Lavender, Grapefruit, Lemon eucalyptus, Lemon, Green myrtle, Niaouli, Saro, Ravintsara, Silver fir, Siberian fir
Botanical source: Citrus x bergamia, bergamot orange
Plant part used: The rind
Origin: Calabria, Italy
Production: Cultivated and certified organic
Extraction method: Cold expression of the somewhat green bergamot fruits between December and March
Note: Bergamot oil is one of the few true hybrid oils of the materia aromatica. At some point in the past, possibly during the 10th century in Sicily, this citrus varietal was hybridized from the bitter orange and the sweet lime.
Fragrance profile: Our organic Bergamot oil beautifully delivers the same complex notes as its two parent plants. On one hand the smooth, fullbodied sweet citrus notes of the bitter orange peel; on the other hand, the fizzy, tangy acidic notes of sweet lime peel. The seamless interplay of these two notes is what creates the true Bergamot signature fragrance.
Fragrance energy: Lemony-sweet
Properties: Balancing, uplifting and gently warming
Chinese medicine function: To regulate the Qi, settle the Heart and harmonize the spirit
Pharmacology: High in esters (<57%), Bergamot oil isdominated by linalyl acetate, which has shown to be protective of nerve cells and generally balancing to the nervous system. The oil's chemistry itself is well balanced by relaxant monoterpenols and stimulant monoterpenes. These three compounds contribute to making Bergamot one of the few true regulating and balancing oils at our disposal. It is bivalently able to relax in tense conditions, and stimulate in weak conditions.
Complementary blending: Lavender, Grapefruit, Lemon, Coriander leaf, Neroli, Grand fir, May chang, Lemongrass, Juniper, Jasmine absolute, Roman camomile, Coriander seed, Helichryum
Caution: Bergamot increases skin photosensitivity: avoid any exposure to sunlight, including sunbed tanning, for at least 20 hours after applying Bergamot oil on the skin.
Botanical source: Tanacetum annuum
Plant part used: The herb
Production: Sustainably wild harvested, certified organic
Extraction method: Steam distillation of the fresh flowering tops in August and September
Note: This oils gets its name from its deep cobalt blue color, not from its flowers – which are yellow, not blue.
Caution: Blue tansy oil is commonly adulterated with other oils such as Yarrow, White mugwort and Moroccan wild camomile.
Fragrance profile: Deeply saturated fruity-sweet and apple-green notes, laced with an whiff of fresh spicyness. Similar to German camomile but sweeter, fruitier and less 'maltey' or 'seaweedy.'
Fragrance energy: Sweet-green
Properties: Cooling, soothing, relaxing, harmonizing
Chinese medicine function: To activate the Qi, nourish the Yin, clear heat and calm the spirit
Pharmacology: Blue tansy is highest in the sesquiterpene chamazulene of any oil: often up to 38%. Chamazulene is one of nature's most potent anti-inflammatory compounds and has shown excellent antihistamine and antiallergic actions in clinical trials. Other anti-inflammatory constituents that Blue tansy contains include curcumene, terpinen-4-ol and borneol. Its 3-12% camphor content ensures an equally good analgesic action.
Complementary blending: Yarrow, German camomile, Roman camomile, Helichrysum, Rosewood, Geranium, Palmarosa, Bergamot, Green mandarin.
For external use only. Properly dilute all essential oils in lotion or vegetable carrier oil before massage or other topical use. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health conditions, or are taking medications, please consult your healthcare provider before using essential oils.