Using essential oils in the soap for fragrance not only makes the soap smell great, but also, is beneficial to the health and appearance of your skin. Essential oils are wonderful because they are derived directly from nature-distilled from flowers, herbs, leaves, bark, and fruit. They will not only improve the quality of your soap, but some oils have therapeutic qualities as well.
Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia) – The benefits of this oil are numerous, and its aromatic profile is so compelling, that it has been used for centuries in the perfume and confectionery industries. Bergamot is extracted from the rind of the bergamot fruit; this essential oil is also known to keep the skin youthful. The cicatrizant in Bergamot helps heal scars and other marks on the skin. It also makes the distribution of pigments and melanin uniform, resulting in the fading away of marks and creating an even, attractive skin tone.
Having a natural affinity for the skin and hair, it is commonly used to eliminate the unsightly effects of acne, which can leave noticeable scars on the affected areas for many years. A nourishing tonic, it will infuse your hair with lustre and shine.
Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) – is a tree resin that has been used and valued since ancient times for its medicinal, cosmetic, aromatic and spiritual applications. Frankincense is among the most widely used of all essential oils.
Frankincense oil is also revered for its powerfully uplifting and clarifying effects on the body and mind.
It’s known as a great de-stressor. This essential oil also has anti-inflammatory properties that are healing to the skin, is a natural antiseptic (which is always good in a soap), and frankincense has been shown to fight the signs of skin aging. Frankincense can be said to belong to the family of sacred scents!
Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi) – this superbly fresh grapefruit essential oil is bursting with the aromatic and energetic essence of the fruit. Bracing, clean, intensely citrus and powerfully therapeutic in its ability to renew the spirit and balance emotions, it is antibacterial and has anti-aging properties.
An exceptionally refreshing purifier, grapefruit oil is renowned for its broad spectrum of uplifting effects on the body and mind. Like other astringent citrus oils, grapefruit essential oil is believed to restore smoothness and suppleness and to beautify the skin. Also used to combat acne, cellulitis, dull skin, toxin build-up, and water retention.
Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) – The most commonly used essential oil in the world today, lavender oil was discovered over 2,500 years ago and remains the world’s best-selling essential oil.
It can help to relieve tension, stress and inflammation, all of which are responsible for causing skin ageing. It also boosts the circulatory system, thus increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to skin cells. This results in lowering the signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. It relieves itching and decongests the irritated patches of skin by adding moisture, thus speeding up the healing process.
As such, our Lavender infused Body Soap can assist the fight against eczema, add lustre to the skin, balance to the body, and happiness to the mind.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citratus) – This rich, robust, organic essential oil works equally well as a mood elevator. It is a potent skin and body toner, with its bright, clean and refined aromatic top notes signal its known ability to sharpen mental clarity, and is a very popular choice for our Body Soap and Hair Products.
One of the most potent of all essential oils as a purifier and cleanser, it can be used to enhance and energize skin health. Its citral elements boost calm and clarity, making it another popular choice for our renowned Shower Soap bars.
Lemongrass is a wonderful essential oil that has anti-inflammatory effects on human skin cells, and as such is a good therapeutic agent for the treatment of many inflammatory skin conditions.
Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia) – Lime essential oil promotes a healthy inflammatory response and enhances circulation. Immune-supporting and cooling, lime oil can enhance the body’s healing capacity and vitality during cold and flu seasons. It’s refreshing yet not-too-sweet properties can assist with enhancing mental clarity and alertness; and is a very popular choice for our Body Soaps.
Fresh, tangy and fragrantly emphatic, this essential oil shares much of its therapeutic profile with its citrus cousin, the lemon, and has many of the same astringent, toning and mood elevating properties; proving another popular choice for our renowned Shower Soap bars.
Mandarin (Citrus Reticulata) – Of all the citrus oils, it is the sweetest and tends to be the most calming. It helps to combat acne, dull skin, oily skin, spots, stress, and wrinkles.
Orange Oil (Citrus Sinensis) – This oil is a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory when used in a Hand Soap. It can prevent inflammation caused by shaving or from dermatological issues. When used on a regular basis, this may help to protect the skin from sun damage and lighten age spots.
Well-known for its uplifting properties, the mental and emotional systems are simultaneously calmed, making it ideal as an overall mood enhancer and relaxant, making our Orange oil scented Body Soap another popular choice amongst our customers.
Peppermint (Mentha Arvensis) – The aroma of Peppermint is familiar and pleasant to most. The very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes the spirit.
With gentle cooling action, this is the perfect herb for helping to calm down inflamed skin. It also helps reduce oils because of its slightly astringent properties. These astringent properties are why it works so perfectly in our Toner Bars.
Peppermint is also cleansing, antibacterial, and an antiseptic. All of this means that, when used in skincare, it helps clean, tone, and fight any inflammation of the skin (including acne).
Peppermint is also a great addition to your hair care routine as it nourishes and balances a dull, oily scalp.
Rose Geranium Oil (Pelargonium Graveolens) – Boasting an emphatic, fragrant mix of rose and citrus, this variety of geranium is harvested from the leaves and flowers of the organic Pelargonium Roseum plant.
The cooling, uplifting rose-scented geranium has long been adored both for the delicious complexity of its bouquet and for the broad range of its applications.
This uplifting oil has an overall balancing effect which extends to the skin, helping to stabilize both oily and dry skin and to keep skin supple. When it is massaged on the scalp, it stimulates blood circulation under the scalp and regulates proper blood flow. This helps in good hair growth and maintains the pH balance of the scalp. Widely considered a tonic oil, its stimulating properties lift the spirit and promote sensual feelings.
Sage (Salvia Officinalis) – Is great for relieving grief and quickening the senses. The antioxidants in sage reverse the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. These antioxidants provide protection against free radicals that damage skin cells, causing premature ageing of the skin. Sage has a strong aroma and earthy flavour, which is why it’s typically used in small amounts. Even so, it’s packed with a variety of important nutrients and compounds.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia) – has an abundance of benefits. Because of that it has risen to the near top of the essential oil charts.
Best known for its natural antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, it is also effective in reducing redness associated with inflammation.
Because of this we use it in our Tea Tree Soap. Younger users might be interested to know it helps to fight acne and we use it in our Toner Bars to leave skin feeling clean, refreshed and visibly clearer.
Tea Tree oil treats oily scalp issues too. It increases blood flow and nutrients to the hair follicles, removes dead cells that may contain fungi and bacteria that clog follicles, we combine this in our French Green Clay Hair Soaps to great effect.
Vanilla – Contains great nutrients and is rich in vitamins and minerals. B-vitamins and pantothenic acid contained in vanilla, help to maintain a healthy glow. The oil also has antioxidant properties, which take play a part in protecting the skin from environmental damage and toxins.
Apple – A sweet, fresh, and mouth-watering green apple fragrance. A crisp green apple waiting to be eaten…fresh and fruity!
Cinnamon – Fresh cinnamon bark, with floral hints and a touch of clove spiciness.
Coconut – A great allergen free fragrance. Coconut fragrance oil is just full of holiday scents and memories of being on the beach. Popular all year round, this fragrance oil is always a winner.
Cotton Flower a popular fragrance oil with a light, fresh and familiar fragrance, with a slight sweetness. Reminiscent of certain fabric softeners.
Lotus White Tea is a delicately citrus fragrance with floral notes and a touch of woody musk.
Mango is a fragrance oil that evokes the feeling of Summer.
Parma Violet fragrance oil is full of the scent of the little purple sweets rather than the violet flower. Sweet and yummy – just don’t eat it!
Sea breeze is a fragrance oil that is fresh and uplifting. Perfect for male grooming products or for anyone wanting a lift in the morning. An ozonic blend of cooling sea breeze and leafy green foliage fortified with lavender tussles makes this popular all year round.
Strawberry fragrance oil is oozing with a classic scent of strawberries. if you want an all year-round scent of Summer, this is oil is ideal.