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.

Frankincense – Top Ten Uses

Frankincense - Top Ten UsesWelcome 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.

Roman Chamomile – Top Ten Uses

Roman Chamomile

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month we will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Roman Chamomile essential oil.  Its one of the oils that we use in our Aromatherapy Bath & Body Oil Restful Evening which is ready blended for use on the body or in the bath/shower.   Working as a clinical aromatherapist, I often reach for Roman Chamomile to use in my therapeutic treatments with clients.  Here are what I think are its top ten uses.

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