Petitgrain Essential Oil – Top Ten Uses

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month I will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Petitgrain essential oil (citrus uranium var. amara). 

When working as a clinical aromatherapist, I love using petitgrain. It has been known in the aromatherapy circles as a ‘poor mans neroli’ as it is less expensive than its sister oil neroli (from the blossom of the orange tree).

But in my opinion, it very much has its own special place in aromatherapy. It is beautiful and so uplifting and comforting. I have a friend, and colleague in Aromatherapy, that loves to wear it as.a perfume.

Here are my opinion of the top ten uses of lovely Petitgrain

1.  Insomnia especially if that is through loneliness and or emotional upset.
2.  Uplift of mood
3.  Stabilising skin – a tonic effect especially oily
4.  Refreshing and deodorising
5.  Comforting after illness and upset of modd
6.  Soothes irritability and frustration
7.  Calming for digestive system
8.  It blends well with many oils, such as lavender, sweet orange, rose, geranium to create a great synergy

9.  May be helpful for S.A.D.

10.  it has antiseptic properties

The petitgrain I have in stock right now is from Paraguay . The petitgrain essential oil has a gorgeous fresh, floral scent with a woody tone. It is produced from the leaves of the bitter orange tree.

The tree is native to China and India, but is cultivated in temperate climates, such as France, Paraquay, Italy and Spain. Petitgrain is an evergreen tree. It is steam distilled. Petitgrain essential oil is a pale yellow or light amber coloured liquid.

If you wish to use this oil 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 organic Petitgrain Essential Oil from Organica J.

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

Patchouli 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 patchouli essential oil (pogostemon cabin). Often I hear patchouli get a bad rap from how it was over used in the 60’s, but for feeling the power of love – all kinds of love, not just romantic love, including accumulating self-love – it is a very fabulous oil. I have patchouli as an ingredient in my very popular essential oil Love essential oil blend and Love Soap

When working as a clinical aromatherapist I often use Patchouli, it has an incredibly distinctive fragrance, yes, but the joy of this is you need so little patchouli to make an impact and underpin/hold together a gentle, soothing and loving blend. In a blend I would make up for doing aromatherapy massage with a client, if Patchouli was what they needed to be in the blend that day, often the blend only contained 1 drop or perhaps 2 of Patchouli for its positive impact to be felt. The oil in aromatherapy is synonymous with skincare and much used as a perfume & incense base too.

1.  Can be calming on irritated or inflamed skin.
2.  May help reduce anxiety & low moods
3.  Good for fungal skin issues & dandruff
4.  Suitable for a sensitive skin & skin prone to allergies.
5.  Can be soothing for damaged skin & eczema-prone skin
6.  It can be helpful in stress reduction
7.  Rejeuvenating & regenerating for mature skin

8. Can be helpful to reduce fluid retention

9. Can act as an insect repellant and be helpful for bite treatment

10. Calming for an over active mind, due to over thinking or worry

The patchouli I have in stock right now is from Indonesia . The patchouli essential oil is a brown viscous oil. It has a rich fragrance, sweet/spicy/rooty with incredible depth. Patchouli is a bushy plant, with big, soft, furry green leaves and small flowers. The whole plant growing up to a metre in height. It is necessary to rupture the walls of the patchouli leaf before steam distillation to create the essential oil

If you wish to use this oil 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 organic Patchouli essential oil from Organica J.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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