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.

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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.

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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.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil – Top Ten Uses

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month we will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Sweet Orange essential oil.   Working as a clinical aromatherapist, I use a lot for its sunny, relaxing, gentle but powerful action.  It is good for using with vulnerable folk, such as the young or elderly because of these properties.  I used it very regularly when I worked one day a month at a local residential home for the elderly, it was a popular choice there among the residents and staff alike.
Sweet Orange has been a favourite oil of mine since I qualified and I have is a component of my Love Soap and Essential Oil Blend.  Also of course in my Orange & Frankincense Soap,  Essential Oil Blend and my Reflexology Foot Balm.   Here are what I think are its top ten uses.
Sweet Orange Essential OilFor using essential oils for specific conditions always contact a qualified aromatherapist.

1.  Useful to calm restlessness and for mild depression
2.  Can be regenerative for skin, also for acne or irritated skin

3.   Helpful for the elderly and the young to soothe
4.   May be helpful to settle the digestive system

5.   Useful for cellulite and lymph stimulation
6.   Can be good for anxiety and stress
7.   May be helpful to ease IBS symptoms

8.  Good as an uplift in the darker, colder months

9.  Useful for insomnia.

10.  On a subtle level can be helpful for new challenges and ease self-doubt

The organic sweet orange essential oil that I hold in stock right now is Citrus Sinensis.  The sweet orange tree is a small tree and it was introduced to Europe by the Portugese early in the 16th century.  Sweet orange oil is expressed from the ripe peel of the fruit and is orange.  The scent is citrus and very sweet.    My current supplies are from Brazil.

If you feel that Sweet Orange 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.

Grapefruit Essential Oil – Top Ten Uses

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month we will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Grapefruit essential oil.   Working as a clinical aromatherapist, I use a lot for its anti-depressant and uplifting properties, but also I use it for the treatment/management of cellulite in blends as well.
It is a very ‘happy’ and ‘bright’ oil in my opinion and really helpful to use in the darker days.   Here are what I think are its top ten uses.
Grapefruit Essential OilFor using essential oils for specific conditions always contact a qualified aromatherapist.

1.  Useful for stress and mild depression
2.  Helpful for oily skin and acne

3.   Can be helpful for cellulite
4.   Is uplifiting & enlivening
5.   Can be good to be used after exercise
6.   A tonic on the skin
7.   May be helpful with S.A.D condition

8.  May be helpful for fluid retention

9.  It can work as a detoxifier

10.  It may be helpful to stimulate hair growth

The organic grapefruit essential oil that I hold in stock right now is Citrus Grandis.  Grapefruit is a large tree with big fruit.  Grapefruit oil is expressed from the peel of the fruit and is yellow to yellow-green or pale orange yellow.  The scent is citrus and sweet.    My current supplies are from USA

If you feel that Grapefruit 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.

Top Ten uses for Comfrey Ointment

Comfrey OintmentWelcome to another of our Top Ten Uses! This month as its comfrey harvest time, we thought we’d look at one of our top selling products – comfrey ointment.  

We have had so much feedback over the years from clients on our comfrey ointment, which we make from our own comfrey macerate (wild crafted comfrey herb in organic sunflower oil).  The comfrey is gathered by us, by hand, from a private, protected piece of ground in North East Scotland.  Here are some helpful uses for our Comfrey Ointment.

1.  Hacks in hands and feet.
2.  Helpful for over used or tense muscles
3.  After a sprain or strain
4.  Ligament or tendon issues.
5.  To ease pain in joints, eg fingers, shoulders, knees
6.  Bed sores
7.  Minor wounds
8.  Scar tissue
9.  Eczema-prone skin
10. After fractures & breaks (supports the muscle and tissue structure around the break or fracture)

In ancient times the herb was called ‘knitbone’,’ all heal’ or ‘woundwort’.

On the skin, comfrey is an emollient, soothing and was used to heal scars and blemishes. It was also said to promote a youthful complexion.

Dioscorides, a greek physician, who wrote ‘Materia Medica’ in 50AD used the herb to heal wounds and broken bones. The Latin name ‘symphytum’ means ‘heal together’

Scottish Comfrey plant

It is now believed that the allatoin (a main component of comfrey) is responsible for the growth and multiplication of skin cells.

We use the comfrey macerate in our Comfrey Ointment, but also in our Gardener’s Hand Balm, Herbal Foot Balm, Reflexology Foot Balm, Skin SOS Balm.

If you feel this ointment would be useful for you, you can buy it here from Organica J.  Please call or email us if you require any further information on our products.  I am a qualified Aromatherapist (BSc) and happy to help.

This ointment is to be used topically only.    For complex medical conditions  & pregnancy always contact a qualified aromatherapist or your GP.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil – Top Ten Uses

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month we will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Eucalyptus essential oil.  Its one of the oils that we use in our Muscle Rub, along with Rosemary and Black Pepper – utilising Eucalyptus’ analgesic properties.  Working as a clinical aromatherapist, I use eucalyptus often in blends for clients.  The essential oil is often first thought of for respiratory issues, and its great action on muscular aches and pains is often overlooked.  For a cold it is what I reach for first in a blend for steam inhalation to use the anti-viral properties, decongestant and to help ease difficult breathing that is often present when you have a cold.   Here are what I think are its top ten uses.
Eucalyptus Essential OilFor using essential oils for specific conditions always contact a qualified aromatherapist.

1.  Can be helpful for the common cold
2.  Useful as an insect repellant

3.   For muscular aches and pains
4.   Can be used for headaches and nerve pain
5.   May be helpful for burns cuts and small wounds
6.   Can be used to soothe insect bites
7.   Helpful as an antiviral inhalation or spray

8.  Can help with urinary infections

9.  It has deodorant properties

10.  On a subtle level it can help to cleanse negative energies.

There are many varieties of Eucalyptus that can be used in aromatherapy – the Eucalyptus that I use is Eucalyptus Blue Gum, latin name eucalyptus globulus.  Eucalyptus is indigenous to Australia and the oil is steam distilled from the leaves.  There are other countries that produce the oil, i.e. China, Spain and Portugal.   My current supplies are from China.

If you feel that Eucalyptus 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.