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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.

Rosewood

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $10.00 ES148

Aniba rosaeodora from Brazil - steam distilled from the leaves and branches.

Woody, sweet, 'tea-like' aroma

Aromatherapy use:
 Uplifting and calming aroma is very pleasing on its own, and makes a wonderful addition to many aromatherapy blends. Use in a diffuser with other tree and needle oils to create a rich forest aroma in your home. Aids in enhancing the skin's elasticity.

 

Sage

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15 ml. / $11.10 ES149

Salvia officinalis from Greece - steam distilled from the leaves.

Fresh, herbaceous, woody, mildly-camphorous

Aromatherapy use:
Uplifting aroma of common Sage shrub, used in skin and hair formulas for it's regenerative properties. May also support hormone balance, circulation, and digestive function.

 

Sandalwood

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $132.22 ES150

Santalum album from India - steam distilled - from the wood.

Rich, smooth, woody, earthy, soft & slightly sweet

Aromatherapy use:
 Sandalwood is wonderful in almost any amounts. For bringing calm and stilling the mind - particularly in meditative or yogic blends. Good Indian Sandalwood is hard to find, and even harder to find at such a great price! This has been aged almost 5 years, and is becoming a very rare and precious oil.

 

Spearmint

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15 ml. / $9.87 ES151

Mentha spicata from the USA - steam distilled from the leaves and tops.

Lively, soft, bright minty aroma

Aromatherapy use:
Similar in properties to Peppermint, Spearmint is a gentler essential oil - suitable for use with younger children where peppermint may be too strong. Commonly used for digestive problems, motion sickness, nervousness, stress, and tension; it can also help stimulate the appetite. Used in blends, spearmint gives an interesting lift and top note to certain floral oils.

 

Spikenard

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $35.00 ES152

Nardostachys jatamansi from Nepal - steam distilled  from the roots.

Woody, alive, earthy, mildly sweet

Aromatherapy use:
 Anti-fungal, skin rashes and serious skin conditions, indigestion, inflammation, headaches, dandruff, and promoting relaxation. This is a fine example of green Spikenard - smoother and more rich than the common Brown variety. It is the oil that Mary Magdalene used to wash the feet of Jesus. Spikenard is an especially comforting oil for those who are experiencing deep inner pain over the suffering caused by natural or man-made disasters. This Spikenard grows wild, and is considered a rare and precious oil.

 

Spruce

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $12.50 ES153

Tsuga canadensis from Canada - steam distilled - from the needles.

Woody, fresh, mildly balsamic

Aromatherapy use:
This spruce brings to mind the aroma of a Christmas tree filling the house. It is brightening and uplifting to the mind and heart, while being grounding at the same time. Also can be used as a stimulant - Spruce has been indicated by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt as a regenerator of fatigued adrenal glands.

 

Sweet Orange

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $6.87 ES154

Citrus Sinensis  from – Brazil- Cold Pressed from the Fruit

Smells very much like an orange, sweet, clumsy and citrusy.

Aromatherapy Uses:
This Oil Has been known to help with depression, hysteria, Insomnia, and shock. Physical Health Benefits Great for the skin, known to help rejuvenate the skin and combat wrinkles.

Note: Avoid if pregnant or if you are diabetic. Do not use in high concentrations.
 

Tangerine

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $7.00 ES155

Citrus reticulata from the USA - cold pressed - from the peels of ripe fruit.

Fresh, sweet, citrusy

Aromatherapy use:
 Sweet and with a more subtle aroma than orange, Tangerine essential oil is said to promote happiness and have a positive effect on cellulite and stretch marks. This oil is also a favorite with children. Tangerine essential oil is useful for improving circulation and reducing fluid retention. It also seems to have a gentle, soothing action on the nervous system and so is helpful for stress and tension.

NOTE:  Use with care and in dilution as citrus oils can be phototoxic.

 

Tansy Blue

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $43.00 ES156

Tanacetum annuum from Morocco - steam distilled, wildcrafted - from the leaves/tops.

Fruity, herbaceous, sweet, woody

Aromatherapy use:
 An amazing example of this oil, with the aroma of a patch of ripe blueberries deep in a redwood forest. A truly complex and wonderful scent - with very beneficial therapeutic qualities as well. A deep blue color, and with action similar to that of German Blue Chamomile. Anti-inflammatory, excellent for irritated skin - also a very relaxing aromatic. Can be helpful for allergic reactions and as an analgesic.*

 

Tarragon

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $7.00 ES157

Artemisia dracunculus From Hungary-Steam distilled from Flowering plant

Aroma: Sweet-anisic, spicy-green

Aromatherapy Use:
Amenorrhea, anorexia, dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, hiccoughs, intestinal spasm, nervous indigestion, PMT, and sluggish digestion.

Note: Moderately toxic due to ‘estragole’ (methyl chavicol): use in moderation only and avoid internal use. Avoid during pregnancy.

 

Thyme

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $24.50 ES158

Thymus vulgaris from France - steam distilled - from the leaves.

Sharp, herbaceous aroma

Aromatherapy use:
An extremely powerful antimicrobial and antiviral, this oil has the aroma of fresh crushed thyme herb. The linalool chemo type is the only Thyme variety considered safe for use with children, as opposed to Red and White types. The aroma is said to be effective at stimulating the mind for study and aiding in concentration.

 

Valerian Root

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15 ml. / $46.00 ES159

Valerian officinalis from India - CO2 distilled - from the roots.

Very rich, tenacious, musky aroma

Aromatherapy use:
 Valerian root has historically been one of the most calming herbs in common use. The essential oil can be used in a variety of ways. One of the most popular for sleep inducing is applying a few drops directly to the tops and/or bottoms of the feet before retiring for the night. Valerian is a warming, sedative herb with bitter principles. Valerian is used to calm the nerves, assist with pain relief, stimulate the appetite, lower blood pressure, relax spasms and improve digestion. Both Hippocrates and Galen recommended Valerian as a remedy for insomnia.

 

Vetiver

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $13.20 ES160

Vetiveria zizanoides from Haiti - steam distilled, organic- from the roots

Earthy, woody, heavy, tenacious

Aromatherapy use:
Distilled from the roots of a large, tropical grass, Vetiver is known as the 'oil of tranquility’. It is very thick oil that mellows with age. It is an excellent fixative in perfume blends, and useful for acne and dry skin - similar to Patchouli in many ways. Very tenacious, a little goes a long way.

 

Wintergreen

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $8.75 ES161

Gaultheria Procumbens From India- Steam Distilled from Leaves

Strong; It has an intense mint candy scent.

Aromatherapy Uses:
Historically been used as a pain reliever. It is also believed to increase the rate of healing for skin disorders. Also acts as natural moisturizer. Wintergreen has been used historically by Native Indians as a remedy for aches and pains.

Note: Avoid if pregnant. The effects of this oil in young children, nursing women or those with kidney or liver disease is not known. For external use only.

 

Ylang Ylang

Qty Price Item #
15 ml. / $29.15 ES162

Cananga odorata from Madagascar - steam distilled - from the flowers.

Floral, sweet, complex, very first distillation

Aromatherapy use:
 Ylang Ylang has long been considered an aphrodisiac and a 'hypnotic' for its relaxing qualities. Often included in fine perfume blends, this oil is wonderful unto itself. Ylang ylang flowers are usually distilled several times, with the earlier distillations typically giving the nicer aromatics. This is the finest Ylang Ylang we've ever come across, with a very complex, well rounded and complete aroma .

 
 
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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