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Essential oils are highly concentrated and potent oils extracted from plants, leaves flowers, roots, buds, twigs, rhizomes, bark, resin, seeds and fruits. According to the International Organization for Standardization, "Essential Oils are a natural product made by distillation with either water or steam or by mechanical processing of Citrus rinds or by dry distillation of natural materials. Following the distillation the essential oil is physically separated from the water phase".

Each essential oil comes from just one source, a living plant. There are no chemicals involved.

Legends of Africa’s pure essential oils are of therapeutic Quality the highest grade aromatherapy oils available. They are produced to the utmost standards to ensure all chemical constituents stay intact from plant to bottle.

These are pure essential oils as they contain no adulterants in any way.

The oils are full-strength and should be used with care! Most should be diluted in a carrier oil before topical application. All can be used in an Aromatherapy Diffusers directly from the bottle, but again, start slowly for the most enjoyable experience.

Absinthe (Worm Wood)

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $12.25 ES100

Absinthe ( Worm Wood) Artemisia absinthium L, From China Steam Distilled from Leaves & Twigs.

Intensely herbaceous green, warm and deep with a sharp and fresh top note reminiscent of cedar leaf oil.

Common Uses: It has been used as an aromatic-bitter for anorexia, as a digestive tonic, to promote menstruation and to reduce fever and expel worms. It can be used to flavor absinthe liqueurs.

Caution! Not be used in aromatherapy since the component Thujone is a convulsant and neurotoxin.

 

All Spice

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $13.50 ES200

Pimenta officinalis from West Indies- Steam distillated from Berries - Fresh, warm, spicy, sweet

 

Aromatherapy Use: Arthritis, bronchitis, colds, cramps, fatigue, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, neuralgia, rheumatism, viral infections. To help with stress, depression, or mental / emotional exhaustion, diffuse allspice into the air by itself or in a blend.

Note: Dermal and mucous membrane irritation due to the high content of eugenol. Avoid during pregnancy. Use in low dilutions.

 

Anise

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15 ml. / $13.50 ES300

Pimpinella anisum From Spain- Steam distillated  from Seed

 Fresh, sweet, spicy, licorice-like


 Aromatherapy Use:


Asthma, bronchitis, indigestion, coughs, cramp, flatulence, dysmenorrheal, insect bites, nausea, stress, headache. Anise has an affinity with the digestive system.

Note: May cause skin irritation or dermatitis. Avoid while pregnant, breast feeding, or in histories of epilepsy.

 

Basil

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15 ml. / $9.30 ES400

Ocimum basilicum from Egypt - steam distilled, organic - from the herb.

Sweet, spicy aroma with balsamic undertone.

Aromatherapy use: Bright, uplifting scent thought to bring strength and clarity to the mind. Considered an excellent nerve tonic, may be helpful with headaches, fatigue and depression*.

 

Bay Leaf

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15 ml. / $9.30 ES500

Laurus nobilis from the island of Crete - steam distilled, organic - from the leaves.

• Sweet, herbaceous aroma.

Aromatherapy use: Highly regarded in aromatherapy for its positive effects on the lymphatic system. As noted in Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt's 'Advanced Aromatherapy', rubbing a few drops of bay laurel on swollen lymph nodes may have an immediate, noticeable effect. He goes on to state: "The positive and pleasant effect of this oil is so distinct and strong that one application will normally suffice to convince the most hardened skeptic to use it." The oil contains elements of nearly all main chemical groups found in essential oils, resulting in a broad spectrum of positive effects.*

 

Bergamot

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $13.00 ES600

Citrus aurant bergamia from Italy - cold pressed - from the peels.

• Sweet, fresh, mildly tart citrus aroma.

Aromatherapy use: One of the premier essential oils for relieving depression, it brings balance by gently uplifting and calming at the same time. A wonderful aroma for daytime use.*

 

Birch

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15 ml. / $9.00 ES700

Betula lenta from the Adirondacks - steam distilled from the Bark.

 • Sweet, fresh, bright 'wintergreen' aroma.

Aromatherapy use:Like Wintergreen, used in formulas for joint and muscular pain relief. More interesting aromatically than Wintergreen, a specialty oil for your high-end massage and self-care recipes.

 

Blue Cypress

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $74.95 ES800

Callitris intratropica From Australia- Steam Distilled from Wood


Fresh, sweet, with notes of lemon and cedar.

Aromatherapy Uses:
Anti-itching•   Hydrating and skin softening•   Skin-cleansing•   Anti-viral and anti-bacterial•   Mild pain reliever (muscular tension & pain)

 

Blood Cedar wood

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $8.50 ES900

Juniperus Virginiana L. From USA- Steam Distilled from Heart wood

Oily-woody, slightly sweet, mild and pleasant and somewhat balsamic|


Aromatherapy Uses: Cedar wood oil benefits the skin by its sedating ability which relieves itching. Its astringent action is great for acne, oily skin, as well as for hair and dandruff. It helps with chest and urinary infections, acts as a general tonic and has a pronounced effect on mucus membranes.
It has a calming and soothing effect on the mind and is of great help in conditions associated with anxiety and nervous tension. It is also of value in cases of arthritis and rheumatism.

Note: In high concentration, cedarwood oil may irritate the skin and it should be avoided in pregnancy

 

Camphor

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $6.00 ES110

Cinnamomum camphora-Steam distillation From Parts of Wood

Sharp, camphoraceous, woody undertone China

Aromatherapy Use:  Use with care.  Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, burns, colds, coughs, depression, fever, flu, gout, infections, inflammation, insect repellant, muscular aches and pains, nervous tension, oily skin conditions, rheumatism, shock, sprains.

Note:
May cause skin irritation in some individuals. Avoid while pregnant, and while using homeopathics. Its use is recommended by only those with experience using this oil.

 

Carrot Seed

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $14.00 ES111

Daucus carota from France - hydro distilled- from the seeds.

• Warm, earthy, dry, sweet aroma.

Aromatherapy use:One of the premier oils for use with dry, aging or irritated skin. Also thought to support liver function due to its carotal content.*

 

Cedar Wood

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $7.15 ES112

Cedrus atlantica (Cedar or Atlantic Cedar) from Morocco - steam distilled, wild crafted - from the wood.

 • Rich, warm, earthy, woody, balsamic aroma.

Aromatherapy use: Grounding and centering, cedar wood is an especially pleasing aromatic, particularly to men. Helpful for skin, with astringent action.

NOTE: Not for use during pregnancy.*

 

Cinnamon Bark

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $15.00 ES113

Cinnamomum zeylanicum from Sri Lanka - CO2 distilled, organic - from the bark.

• Spicy and warm aroma.

Aromatherapy use: The scent of freshly ground sweet cinnamon, this, along with Patchouli, is considered an 'oil of abundance'. It is strongly antiviral and antimicrobial, though because of its intensity, only minute quantities are needed.

NOTE: Not to be applied directly to the skin.
 

Clary Sage

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $14.50 ES114

Salvia sclarea from the USA - steam distilled - from the leaves and tops.

• Fresh, herbaceous, slightly sweet and warming.

Aromatherapy use:  Thought to have estrogen like properties, this oil has been used to alleviate the symptoms of PMS. It is considered an anti-depressant, sedative and aphrodisiac. It may calm a racing mind, and may be helpful in developing lucid dreaming.

 

Clove Bud

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15 ml. / $11.00 ES115

Eugenia caryophyllata from India - CO2 distilled - from the buds.

• Warm, spicy and sweet aroma.

Aromatherapy use:  A lovely extract of the immature clove buds with a complex spice aroma benefiting from the CO2 process. Clove is the oil with the highest anti-oxidant effect, also having strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Commonly used for toothaches, can also be included in joint warming blends.

 

Coffee

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $17.98 ES116

Coffea Arabica  From Brazil- Steam Distilled from Beans

Fresh brewed pot of coffee. It is both warming and invigorating

Aromatherapy Uses:Can be burned as a room deodorizer; an excellent anti-oxidant; combats depression; for respiratory issues; stings; fever; and general nausea.

Note: Coffee essential Oil should be avoided during pregnancy. It may also cause heart palpitations in some individuals.

 

Cypress

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $12.65 ES117

Cupressus sempervirens from France - steam distilled - from the needles/leaves.

• Woody, mildly spicy aroma, like a 'sweet eucalyptus'.

Aromatherapy use: Calming, soothing action on the mind, but with an elevating aspect. The oil is used to improve circulation, smooth cellulite, and improve respiratory conditions. May help reduce excess fluids.

NOTE:Not to be used during pregnancy

 
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**Disclaimer** This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier