Orange & Frankincense Blend – Top Ten Uses

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for my Orange and Frankincense Blend.  This blend is incredibly popular at the run up to Christmas, but it properties and benefits go way beyond being just a Christmassy scent. When working as a clinical aromatherapist I often blend these two oils together, as they have such a great synergy. Below you will find some of the uses I have for the blend.

I actually made this blend after a friend wanted to use some oils to scent some cones candles etc leading up to Christmas to give that lovely evocative festive feel, but she wanted truly natural with no synthetics. She also wanted her children to be involved with the project, and so orange and frankincense blend was perfect. I also do a Spicy Blend, which contains clove and cinnamon, which are not suitable for skin contact and are excellent for inhalation only. Spicy blend would be ok for adults wearing washing up gloves for this type of craft work.

1.  for a festive scent, add a few drops on pine cones and place in a bowl or use in a diffuser or burner.
2.  very calming & de-stressing
3.  is generally gentle enough for use with the young (3 plus unless with professional direction) and the elderly
4.  can be helpful for oily skin and also mature skin
5.  may gently calm irritability and restlessness
6.  great as a gentle uplift in darker, colder days
7.  may help movement forward in life
8.  can assist you embrace new challenges and ease self doubt

9. may help with easing naturally into sleep

10. useful for skin regeneration and wrinkles

The sweet orange oil I have in stock right now is from Spain and the the frankincense is from India . The blend is slightly orangy in colour, and is a easily poured liquid (although don’t worry the bottles all come with a dropper cap for easy drop by drop use – but it will drop out quickly, so tip the bottle slowly to dispense), It has a fabulous festive scent, sweet with tones of musky fragrance.

If you wish to use this blend on skin always blend in a carrier oil, as a rough guide 1 drop of blend to 5ml of carrier oil

If you feel this would be a useful oil for you, you can buy Orange and Frankincense essential oil blend here from Organica J.

For using essential oils for specific or complex medical problems always contact a qualified aromatherapist or check with your GP.

Bergamot Essential Oil – Top Ten Uses

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Bergamot essential oil (citrus bergamia) .  When working as a clinical aromatherapist I often turn to bergamot when working with clients who could benefit from its gentle, but powerful uplift.

I remember very clearly using it on my own daughter when she was younger, on her chickenpox, blended along with tea tree and lavender to ‘dot on’ the spots. The spots come up and went very quickly and stayed very small. Many clients have used this blend containing bergamot essential oil for this since.

I also use bergamot as one ingredient in my Rose Heaven blend of essential oils. It is also in my personal favourite, Rose Heaven soap. I use bergamot in these products for its amazing power to uplift and calm.

1.  uplifting, can be helpful for anxiety and mild depression
2.  may be helpful for emotional stress with its sedative properties
3.  deodorising and cooling
4.  may be helpful for cystitis & urinary infections
5.  it has antiseptic properties and is good for minor wounds
6.  dispelling cold sores, helpful with chickenpox and shingles
7.  may help to regulate appetite (working with a professional aromatherapist)
8.  can be helpful for oily skin & acne

9. can be good for easing indigestion & flatulence

10. it is supportive of the grieving process

The Bergamot that I sell is from Italy (where the oil originated from). The oil is a lovely green colour and is produced by cold expression from the rind of the almost ripe fruit. The fruit is from the citrus bergamia tree. Bergamot essential oil has an exquisite citrusy, fresh scent.

Please note: do not use undiluted Bergamot on the skin, always use in low percentages in any blend that is to be left on the skin (ie not washed off, such as in soaps). Especially if used on skin that is to be exposed to strong sunlight. Wait at least 12 hours after application to the body before exposing your skin to strong sunlight. You can also obtain a bergaptene free bergamot oil.

If you feel this would be a useful oil for you, you can buy Bergamot essential oil here from Organica J.

For using essential oils for specific or complex medical problems always contact a qualified aromatherapist or check with your GP.

True Lavender Essential oil – Top 10 Uses

I have updated this top ten uses blog for Lavender that I did last year, as I feel that True Lavender is one of the most accessible oils that many of us have available at home, coupled with its incredible properties, and we can make the best use of it right now in this crisis, to help support ourselves.

True lavender (lavandula angustifolia) – I use it in my clinical aromatherapy practice and in my family for its antiseptic, anti viral, bactericide properties as well as for its better known properties as an anti-depressant, restoring, sedating and soothing, relaxing the nerves and mood.

Lavender can often be tolerated well on the skin too, and with the extra pressures on skin from being in an inside environment and on hands from rigorous hand washing, it can be helpful indeed. For use in the bath or in the body it is always best to blend the pure essential oil with a carrier oil a 1-2 per cent dilution is a good approximation. The lowest end of the scale for elderly, young (not below 3 years without specific advice) or frail.

Remember there are a lot of varieties of lavender, which have different properties and scents. I have found after much experimenting with other varieties from various countries, to use a French lavender, which I personally like best for therapeutic use and in my products for what I need from its properties, and with its soft, but powerful fragrance.

Lavender is an aromatic evergreen shrub and the oil is made by steam distillation of the flowering tops. It is colourless or pale yellow in colour.

I use true lavender in many of my products, such as my Gardener’s Hand Balm, Restful Evening Bath & Body Oil and Pulse Point Roller Ball , Lavender and Lavender flower Soap as well as being one of the ingredients in my Meditation Essential Oil Blend. It blends so well with many oils. I have used it recently in therapy blended with cypress, rose geranium, and mandarin.

True lavender pure essential oil organic
True Lavender pure essential oil organic

There are many different uses for true lavender oil, it has been used for a long time for numerous things, but I include what I view as my top 10 uses.  

1.  Can reduce stress and increase relaxation levels.
2.  For insomnia and disturbed sleep.
3.  Relief from muscular aches and pains.
4.  Can calm anxiety & eases fears.
5.   Easing headaches (rub one drop on temples) .
6.  Very helpful for minor burns.
7.  Relief from colds and flu.

8. A good insect repellant.

9. Helpful for pmt and menstrual cramps.

10. Can be used as an antiseptic on the body and in the home.

If you feel that true lavender would be a useful oil for you, you can buy it here.  There is also available a full range of other aromatherapy essential oils, with information on their uses available in the essential oil category on the website.  If you require further information on any oils, feel free to contact us by email or phone.

For using essential oils for specific or complex medical problems always contact a qualified aromatherapist or your GP.

Frankincense Essential Oil – Top Ten Uses

Frankincense Essential oil

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month we will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Frankincense  essential oil.  Its one of the oils that we use in our Meditation Essential Oil Blend and Orange and Frankincense Blend, both are ideal for ultimate relaxation.

Working as a clinical aromatherapist, frankincense is one of my most used essential oils, I love it! and I find it so gently powerful.  Helping with clearing the mind when over stressed or anxious and with moving forward in life.  It is an ideal choice for meditation.  I just couldn’t do without frankincense oil – I take it with me anytime I am away from home.   Here are what I think are its top ten uses.

For using essential oils for specific conditions always contact a qualified aromatherapist.

1.  Meditation aid – help to clear the mind of clutter
2.  Calming and de-stressing

3.   Helpful for mature skin and/or dry skin
4.   Can be useful for coughs and respiratory issues
5.   Can aid in the slowing down the appearance of wrinkles.
6.   Soothing the pain of heavy periods.
7.   Calms irritability and restlessness

8.  Can help with moving on in life – leaving the past behind

9.  Useful for scars and minor wounds

10.  May be helpful for urinary issues

Frankincense’s  latin name is boswellia carterii and is a natural resin from the exudate of the bark of the boswellia tree.  The frankincense oil is steam distilled from the resin.   Frankincense is sometimes referred to as olibanum, meaning oil from Lebanon.  It has been used for centuries often as an incense in religious ceremonies.  Kohl used as eyeliner by the ancient Egyptians was made from charred frankincense. My current batch comes from Somalia, which is my favourite Frankincense.   In my opinion it has a delicate, deep scent, slightly musky in the most pleasant way.

If you feel that Frankincense essential oil would be a useful oil for you, you can buy it here from Organica J.  There is also available a full range of other aromatherapy essential oils, with information on their uses available in the essential oil category on the website.  Always use on the body blended with a carrier/vegetable oil.

If you require further information on any oils, feel free to contact us by email or phone.

NB if you have a medical condition/take medications check with your GP and/or a qualified aromatherapist before using essential oils.

Lemon Scented Tea Tree Essential Oil – Top 10 Uses

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! Here I focus on 10 helpful uses for Lemon Scented Tea Tree. This is not an extremely well known essential oil, but it is an essential ingredient in my Midges & Mozzie Balm. I do love it, and do also use in it my aromatherapy practice, so I would like to share some of its uses with you.

Lemon Scented Tea Tree Essential Oil Organic

Lemon Scented Tea Tree latin name leptospermum petersonii is a shrub native to Australia, that grows to a maximum size of 4-5 metres high. The species is not actually related to tea tree. The oils is contained in the leaves and twigs and is obtained by steam distillation. It is colourless or yellow in colour.

Here are what I would like to include as my top 10 uses for Lemon Scented Tea Tree. Remember always to dilute the oil in a suitable vegetable/carrier oil before any use on the body, and also that with aromatherapy less is always more with essential oils.

  1. Calming and relaxing.
  2. Clears and focuses the mind.
  3. Uplifting, anti-depressive.
  4. It is a helpful anti-fungal
  5. Deodorising and air purifying.
  6. Useful for household cleaning
  7. Can be a good immune booster.
  8. Powerful insect repellant
  9. Helpful for coughs and colds
  10. Useful for muscular aches and pains

If you feel that lemon scented tea tree would be a useful oil for you, you can buy it here.  There is also available a full range of other aromatherapy essential oils, with information on their uses available in the essential oil category on the website.  If you require further information on any oils, feel free to contact us by email or phone.

For using essential oils for specific or complex medical problems always contact a qualified aromatherapist or your GP.

Lavender Essential Oil – Top 10 Uses

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! Here I focus on 10 helpful uses for Lavender essential oil. Remember there are a lot of varieties of lavender, which have different properties and scents.  Here we are talking on the variety lavandula angustifolia (true lavender). I have found after much experimenting with other varieties from various countries, to use a French lavender, which I personally like best for therapeutic use and in my products for what I need from its properties, and with its soft, but powerful fragrance.

Lavender is an aromatic evergreen shrub and the oil is made by steam distillation of the flowering tops. It is colourless or pale yellow in colour.

I use lavender in many of my products, such as my Gardener’s Hand Balm, Restful Evening Bath & Body Oil and Pulse Point Roller Ball , Lavender and Lavender flower Soap as well as being one of the ingredients in my Meditation Essential Oil Blend. It blends so well with many oils. I have used it recently in therapy blended with roman chamomile, sweet orange and ylang.

Lavender pure essential oil organic

There are many different uses for lavender oil, it has been used for a long time for numerous things, but I include what I view as my top 10 uses.  

1.  Can reduce stress levels.
2.  For insomnia and disturbed sleep.
3.  Relief from muscular aches and pains.
4.  Can calm anxiety & eases fears.
5.   Easing headaches (rub one drop on temples) .
6.  Very helpful for minor burns.
7.  Relief from colds and flu.

8. A good insect repellant.

9. Helpful for pmt and menstrual cramps.

10. Can provide relief from sunburned skin.

If you feel that lavender would be a useful oil for you, you can buy it here.  There is also available a full range of other aromatherapy essential oils, with information on their uses available in the essential oil category on the website.  If you require further information on any oils, feel free to contact us by email or phone.

For using essential oils for specific or complex medical problems always contact a qualified aromatherapist or your GP.