Scroll down this page to learn about: Tagetes, Tangerine, Tea Tree, Thyme and Tuberose.

Tagetes

TAGETES ESSENTIAL OIL


Quick Overview

100% pure Tagetes essential oil is steam   distilled from Tagetes flowers organically grown and 'Ecocert' certified in Madagascar.  Tagetes has a a wild herbaceous citrus-floral scent.
 

Botanical Name: Tagetes bipinata
A member of the Marigold family (as is calendula), Tagetes typically produces fragrant bright yellow flowers that render the plant  referred to as 'southern marigold'. A native species to South America and Mexico, it is currently found growing wild in Africa, Europe, Asia  and North America.
 

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Parts Used: Flowering plant

Country of Origin: France

Cultivation Method: Certified Organic


Blends Well With: Bergamot, citrus oils, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, lemon
 

Scent: Fresh, sweet, floral, slightly fruity
 

About the Oil
This essential oil is steam distilled from the blossoms of Tagetes plants organically grown in Madagascar.
 

Aromatherapy Notes
This oil has a mandarin orange-like floral top note followed by  slightly   herbaceous and warm, fruity middle notes held by balsamic and  softly wooded undertones.  


Traditional Uses

Tagetes essential oil has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a treatment for whooping cough, the common cold, colic, mumps, sore eyes and mastitis. The Mayans used Tagetes for headaches, fever, and abdominal pain. The Aztecs used it to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and calm nervous tension.


Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antithelmintic, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Stomachic, Tonic.


Safety

Tagetes is a very potent oil and may cause skin irritation for some people. Dilution can prevent this from occurring. It can also be  photo toxic, therefore it is suggested that direct contact with sunlight is avoided for several hours after application. 

Tangerine

TANGERINE ESSENTIAL OIL


Quick Overview

100% pure Tangerine essential oil is cold pressed from the peels of  Tangerine fruit from Brazil. This is the exceptionally sweet 'Honey' tangerine, with a very uplifting, "fresh sweet fruit" aroma.
 

Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
Tangerine and Mandarin are two varieties of orange belonging to the same species and the mandarin is thought to have evolved from the Tangerine. The Tangerine tree is a native species to southeastern  Asia, were brought to North America in 1805 and have been propagated in moderately arid, warm climates throughout the world.
 

Method of Extraction: Cold pressed

Parts Used: Peel

Country of Origin: Laos

Cultivation Method: Select Farmed


Blends Well With:  Basil, Black Pepper, Chamomile-Roman, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove Bud,  Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lemon,  Myrrh, Neroli (Orange Blossom), Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Patchouli,  Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang.
 

Scent: Warm, citrus, fruity, with complex floral back note
 

Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.  However, do not use on skin before sun exposure.
 

About the Oil
This Tangerine essential oil is cold pressed from the fresh rinds of tangerines naturally grown in Brazil.
 

Aromatherapy Notes
This Tangerine oil has a bright yet subtle citrus and orange blossom top note, a green, leafy middle note and a soft, musty and slightly sweet undertone.


Traditional Uses

Tangerine essential oil has been used in aromatherapy to uplift the spirits, balance the emotions to reducing nervous tension and applied as a skin tonic to balance oil production.


Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Cytophylactic, Digestive, Depurative, Sedative, Stomachic, Tonic.


Safety

As is the case with other citrus oils, Tangerine oil is non-toxic, though it may be photo-sensitizing, and should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or UV light within 24 hours.  It is considered safe for use during pregnancy and with children.

Tea Tree

TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL


Quick Overview

100% pure Tea Tree essential oil  is steam   distilled from Tea Tree certified organically grown in South Africa. The quality is exceptional, and the freshness of Tea Tree essential oil is exceptionally important.   
 

Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
The common name of 'tea tree' used for some species of Leptospermum  is derived from the practice of early Australian settlers soaking the leaves in boiling water to make a herbal tea rich in ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). A native Australian species that typically only reaches 7-10 feet tall, it has constantly exfoliating bark and fragrant evergreen leaves.
 

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled  

Parts Used: Leaves/twigs  

Country of Origin: Australia

Cultivation Method: Certified Organic


Blends Well With:  Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Chamomile-German, Chamomile-Roman, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Cypress, Eucalyptus-Radiata, Geranium , Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Nutmeg, Oakmoss Absolute, Oregano,  Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara aromatica, Rosemary, Thyme.
 

Scent: Herbaceous, aldehyde, and leathery with a green back note
 

Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, with possible sensitization in some individuals.
 

About the Oil
Tea tree essential oil is distilled from the leaves of what appears as a tall grass. Orginally from Australia, tea tree, along with many eucalyptus species, have been successfully transplanted to South Africa, and our distiller produces an incredible line of highly therapeutic, quality oils.
 

Aromatherapy Notes 

This Tea Tree essential oil has a fresh, pungent and herbaceous top note, a slightly spiced medicinal and camphoraceous middle note and a balsamic, earthy undertones. Given the powerful pungency and complex nature of Tea Tree essential oil, it is not usually blended.


Traditional Uses

The Aborigines in northeastern New South Wales have used Tea Tree oil as a healing herb for many generations. A poultice of the leaves is commonly used to treat skin infections, cuts and wounds due to it's antibacterial and antifungal properties.


Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-infectious, Antimicrobial, Antiparasitic, Antiviral, Cicatrisant, Expectorant, Stimulant (immune and nervous system), Sudorific, Vulnerary. 


Safety

Tea Tree oil is a non-toxic, non-irritant but may cause skin sensitization in some individuals. Therefore, always test an area with a small amount before liberal applications for treatment.

Thyme

THYME LINALOOL ESSENTIAL OIL


Quick Overview

Thyme linalool is the most gentle of the Thymus vulgaris varieties, with potent antibacterial properties, yet a gentle nature.   
 

Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris c.t. Linalool

Derived from the Greek word 'thumus' meaning 'courage', Thyme is a perennial evergreen shrub with small, stalky stems sprouting small, ovoid grey-green fragrant leaves and pale purple flowers. This Linalool  chemotype is reputedly the most gentle variety and is native to the sun-exposed Spanish hills and the rocky banks of the Mediterranean sea.


Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Parts Used: Leaves and flowering tops

Country of Origin: France

Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted


Blends Well With:  Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Melissa (Lemon Balm), Balsam, Pine, Rosemary, and Tea Tree.
 

Scent: Warm, herbaceous, floral with a powdery back note
 

Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, skin sensitivity in some individuals
 

About the Oil
This essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the fresh  leaves and flowering tops of French-grown Thyme plants.
 

Aromatherapy Notes
This Thyme essential oil has a bright lemon and eucalyptus-like top note followed by a musty, mossy, herbaceous middle note and slightly balsamic, woody undertones.  


Traditional Uses

Roman soldiers soaked in a bath infused with Thyme oil before  battle to absorb it's physical healing and spiritually courageous properties. The Middle Ages saw Thyme prescribed for a wide range of ailments including: paralysis, leprosy, body lice and as a general  antimicrobial   and antiviral tonic used externally and internally. As time progressed, the uses of Thyme oil became more broad  spectrum. It was employed in pre and post-surgical dressings, to  prevent and kill the yellow fever virus (transmitted by mosquitoes)  during WWI. More recently, it's antioxidant properties have been  explored regarding   natural food preservation and studies on many forms of cancer.


Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Anthelmintic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antimicrobial,  Antioxidant,   Antiparasitic, Antiputrescent, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic  (intestinal,   pulmonary, genito-urinary), Antispasmodic, Antitussive,  Antitoxic,   Astringent, Aphrodisiac, Carminative, Cictrisant, Diuretic,  Emmenagogue,   Expectorant, Hypertensive, Nervine, Revulsive, Rubefacient, Stimulant (immune system, circulatory), Sudorific, Tonic, Vermifuge.


Safety

A generally non-toxic essential oil, the main component in Thyme oil is Thymol, a powerful antiseptic that can be toxic if used improperly and has history of irritating the skin in undiluted use. A small amount should always be tested first for sensitivity or allergic reaction and careful measurement of dosage is required for topical and aromatherapy uses. Avoid use if pregnant or have high blood pressure. 

Tuberose

TUBEROSE ABSOLUTE


Quick Overview

Warm,  sweet, with what's called a 'narcotic-floral' aroma. Really an  indescribable aromatic experience. Generally only tiny amounts are  needed of this beautiful oil in natural perfumes with its wonderful tenacity. Also considered to inspire creativity, release emotional  blocks, and bring about a positive attitude.
 

Botanical Name: Polianthes tuberosa
Tuberose is traditionally classified in the   Amaryllis (Amarylidaceae) family more commonly known as the family with lily,   snowdrops and daffodils. More recently the Tuberose has been considered as a member of the (sometimes controversial) agave (Agavacaeae) family. 


Method of Extraction: Solvent distillatoin

Parts Used: Flower

Country of Origin: Mexico

Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted


Blends Well With: Cacao, Jasmine, Rose Otto, Neroli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, and Ylang Ylang.
 

Scent: The scent of Tuberose oil is described as complex, exotic, intoxicating, sweet, and floral all at once. The floral    middle-to-base note is extracted as an absolute, and is used in high-end perfumery alongside Rose, Jasmine and Sandalwood oils.  As an aromatic, the warm, seductive and hypnotic Tuberose is used to enhance motivation, enthusiasm, expansion, sensitivity, spontaneity, and sensuality.
 

Contraindications:  Always test a small amount of  essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician.
 

About the Oil
As an aromatic, the warm, seductive and hypnotic Tuberose is used to enhance motivation, enthusiasm, expansion, sensitivity, spontaneity, and sensuality.
 

Aromatherapy Notes
Energetically, Tuberose is characterized as playful, transformative, and centering. Tuberose is used to counteract stress, negativity,  insecurity, confusion. It helps to transform anger, confusion, and self  doubt and dispel negativity. An excellent choice for clearing resentment  as well as jealousy and bitterness. There is some evidence that Tuberose can be helpful in the healing path in cases of addiction. 


Traditional Uses

The Aztecs healers called Tuberose Omixochit or 'bone flower'. Tuberose grows outdoors in warm weather and well lit places where it thrives on sunshine and blooms a lovely deeply fragrant flower in the summer.
 

A prominent plant in Indan culture and mythology, the Tuberose flowers are often used as garlands, various traditional   rituals, and other sacred ceremonies including weddings. It's Hindu name is  Rajnigandha meaning 'night fragrance' of scent of the night. Known  in bengali as 'Rojoni-Gondha' meaning 'Scent of night'   and in Mandarin as 'Ye Lai Xiang' which means the fragrance that comes   from  the night. Also known in India as 'Rat Ki Rani' (mistress of the night.) In Iran, the Tuberose flower known as 'Gole Maryam' (Mary Flower) is extracted and used for perfume. 


Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Known by its romantic and sensual names "Night Queen" and "Mistress  of the Night", Tuberose absolute behaves as an aphrodisiac and its very  strong, intense and intoxicating floral fragrance fills the air and  creates an atmosphere of love. Tuberose oil is found to be very  effective in treating frigidity and lack of libido etc. Specific  components of this essential oil stimulate those parts of the brain  which are responsible for arousals, sexual feelings and libido. Tuberose  essential oil also relaxes the mind and relieves tension and has a  warming effect on the organs as it increases circulation of blood which  in turn helps cure erectile dysfunctions, impotency etc. 


Safety

May cause skin irritation. Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.