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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.

Myrrh

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15 ml. / $40.88 ES133

Myrtus communis from MoroccoCommiphora myrrha from Somalia - CO2 distilled, wildcrafted - from the resin.

• Sweet herbaceous aroma, like a sweet eucalyptus

Aromatherapy use: Myrtle is useful in treating lung and respiratory conditions, particularly of the young and elderly because of its exceptional gentleness. The aroma is also advised for soothing the feelings of anger and alleviating headaches by rubbing on the temples. Also a valuable addition to cosmetic formulas for oily or irritated, inflamed skin.

 

Myrtle

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15 ml. / $16.50 ES134

Myrtus communis from Morocco - steam distilled, wild crafted - from the leaves.

Sweet herbaceous aroma, like a sweet eucalyptus

Aromatherapy use: Myrtle is useful in treating lung and respiratory conditions, particularly of the young and elderly because of its exceptional gentleness. The aroma is also advised for soothing the feelings of anger and alleviating headaches by rubbing on the temples. Also a valuable addition to cosmetic formulas for oily or irritated, inflamed skin.

 

 

Neroli

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15 ml. / $198.00 ES135

Citrus aurantium from France - steam distilled - from the flowers.

Beautiful, uplifting floral aroma with light citrus note

Aromatherapy use:
This is a fine therapeutic grade Neroli (bitter orange blossom) oil. It has been traditionally used to uplift the spirit, relieve depression, and soothe hysteria and shock by imparting a sense of peace - we have found Neroli need be 'well rounded' to impart these peaceful qualities, and this Neroli is well suited. Is a valued ingredient in many natural perfumes and blends well with a wide variety of essential oils, with its sweet, floral aroma adding an intriguing top note to aromatic creations. Neroli is a fragile essential oil, and should be kept sealed in a cool environment.

 

Niaouli

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15 ml. / $7.20 ES136

Melaleuca quinquenervia from Spain - steam distilled, wildcrafted - from the leaves.

Light, mildly sweet

Aromatherapy use:
Niaouli essential oil (also known as MQV) is, according to Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt, the most important anti-allergenic essential oil in aromatherapy. Niaouli is a powerful antibacterial and antiseptic; is is valuable for general skin problems, and can be used undiluted without risk. Niaouli can stimulate the defense mechanisms of the body - 5 to 20 drops can be rubbed into the skin over the whole body after a morning shower to promote this effect. It can also be used to cleanse the mouth, throat and teeth.

 

Nutmeg

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15 ml. / $8.50 ES137

Myristica fragrans from Malaysia - steam distilled - from the seed/kernel.

Spicy, warm, woody, sweet

Aromatherapy use:

Nutmeg is mildly stimulating and warming. It can be employed in aromatherapy massage for relief of adrenal fatigue and nervous exhaustion. Its warming, analgesic action is also an excellent choice for muscular and joint aches and pains, particularly where rheumatism is present. Also known as a digestive stimulant, warming the digestive fire, particularly for those with a weak constitution
 

Orange-Bitter

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15 ml. / $7.25 ES138

Citrus sinensis from the Dominican Republic - cold pressed - from the peels.

Sweet, bright, and complex Orange aroma

Aromatherapy use:
It’s a balanced uplifting and calming essential oil, like many of the citrus varieties. Orange may be more calming because of its sweetness - whereas Lemon may be more stimulating. The aroma will almost certainly bring a smile to one's face, and may be accompanied by a pleasant feeling of joy.

NOTE: Should not be used on skin that will be exposed to sunlight, as it will make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation.

 

Oregano

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15 ml. / $19.80 ES139

Origanum vulgare from Turkey - steam distilled, wildcrafted - from the leaves.

Spicy, herbaceous aroma • High Carvacrol

Aromatherapy use:
Oregano is one of the most potent antibacterial. It is a very powerful oil, and if applied to the skin at all, it should be very dilute. Oregano is said to have a beneficial effect on respiratory, digestive, and nervous conditions. Even one drop in a glass of water for a mouthwash is pretty spicy. It also reportedly has a beneficial effect on migraine headaches.

 

Palmarosa

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15 ml. / $8.90 ES140

Cymbopogon martinii from Nepal - steam distilled, wildcrafted - from the leaves.

Rose-like aroma

Aromatherapy use:
 An all-around great, moderately priced oil. The aroma is thought to
create a feeling of security, help reduce stress, and support recovery from nervous tension. The oil is considered antimicrobial, antiviral, stimulant to digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems; it moisturizes skin, stimulates cell regeneration, and speeds healing. Excellent in skin formulas, and blends well for natural perfumery.

 

Patchouli

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15 ml. / $23.10 ES141

Pogostemon cablin from India - steam distilled  from the leaves.

Woody, earthy, smooth, musky aroma

Aromatherapy use:
The aroma has long been considered an aphrodisiac, likely for its ability to both bring calm and gentle stimulation at the same time. Further, it is thought to be an oil of abundance.

 

Peppermint

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15 ml. / $14.30 ES142

Mentha piperita from the United States and India - steam distilled from the leaves and tops.

Bright, fresh, distinctly minty

Aromatherapy use:
Peppermint is a true eye opener. It is included in many invigorating formulas to both improve blood flow and to awaken the mind. It has Analgesic, antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, decongestant, and stimulant properties. It is an excellent aid for motion sickness. It can be used in a diffuser to bring alertness, and can also be used in culinary creations. It does have high menthol content.

NOTE: care should be taken in applying it to the skin - it will burn sensitive areas.

 

 

Pine Needle

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15 ml. / $8.25 ES143

Pinus sylvesris from Bulgaria - steam distilled, wildcrafted - from the needles.

Fresh, soft, lightly balsamic

Aromatherapy use:
 Pine, like many of the 'needle' oils, is stimulating. This is the classic Pine aroma, enjoyed by many and very uplifting. Can be used therapeutically for healing from fatigue. Pine is also excellent for use in a diffuser - alone or with other needle oils - to liven any atmosphere.

 

Ravensara

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15 ml. / $41.00 ES144

Ravensara aromatica from Madagascar - steam distilled, organic - from the leaves.

Herbaceous, spicy aroma, similar to eucalyptus but more well-rounded and almost floral

Aromatherapy use:
Anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial and antimicrobial. Ravensara is a powerful antiviral oil that reportedly strengthens the immune system; it can be used to treat 'flu and respiratory symptoms through inhalation from a diffuser or vaporizer - will also keep room air cleansed. It is also be an excellent muscle and nerve tonic. Ravensara is a very versatile and all around great aromatherapeutic essential oil.

 

Roman Chamomile

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15 ml. / $45.00 ES145

Cinnamomum camphora From China Steam distillation From Wood

Sharp, camphoraceous, woody undertone

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.

 

Rose Otto

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15 ml. / $298.40 ES146

Rosa damascena from Bulgaria - steam distilled- from the flowers.

Floral, rich, complex

Aromatherapy use:
Our wonderful Rose Otto is a pale yellow liquid that will begin to solidify (as do all true steam distilled Rose oils) below 70 degrees F - this does not alter the quality of the oil. Simply warm the bottle by rolling in your hands until it is again liquid. Rose otto is considered the premier oil for treating conditions of the reproductive system for both women and men. It is also excellent in formulas for mature, dry and sensitive skin, and its tonic action on the heart appears to help relieve cardiac congestion, improve sluggish circulation, and tone the capillaries. Rose otto is a remarkable aroma that will lift anyone's spirits, and add an air of joy to any environment.

 

Rosemary

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15 ml. / $11.00 ES147

Rosemary officinalis, c.t. verbenone - from France - steam distilled - from the leaves.

Fresh, herbaceous and floral

Aromatherapy use:
This Rosemary essential oil is the verbenone chemotype, particularly valuable for its skin regenerating qualities. Rosemary Verbenone is considered the finest rosemary essential oil for the skin. It is also especially effective for bronchial conditions and colds.

 
 
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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