Basil - Ocimum basilicum
Basil essential oil enhances the lustre of dull looking skin as well as hair, so as improving the tone. It is helpful in acne and skin infection formulations.
** Can irritate a sensitive skin. It also has emmenagogue properties, so it must be avoided during pregnancy.
Bergamot - Citrus bergamia
Contains antiseptic compounds and is useful for oily skin and other skin conditions.Used for wounds and cuts, psoriasis, oily skin, scabies, eczema, acne, cold sores as well as chicken pox. It has balancing, cooling, refreshing, stimulating and uplifting properties.
The scent of the oil is basically citrus, yet fruity and sweet, with a warm spicy floral quality.
***Do not use topically prior to sun exposure or during pregnancy.
Birch Tar – Betula alba L.
Contains antiseptic, disinfectant, insecticide, analgesic properties. It is good for the use of dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, circulation, and body pain.It’s aroma is smokey, herby, leathery, balsamic
Black Pepper Piper nigrum
Probably best known for its pain relieving qualities. It is very stimulating physically and mentally.
It is especially effective when treating bruises on the skin, and its rubefacient property makes it very valuable to increase circulation to the skin and the supportive tissue underneath the skin.
It has a "warming" action on the skin
Cajeput- Melaleuca leucadendron
Cajeput is known as white tea tree oil. It can be helpful to sort out persistent and chronic conditions such as acne and psoriasis.Stimulating expectorant. Mildly analgesic, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antispasmodic, and antiseptic (pulmonary, urinary, intestinal). Cajeput oil has a sweet rather penetrating smell.
Camphor - Cinnamomum Camphora
When applied to the chest it helps to relieve nasal congestion and cough. It has an analgesic (pain relieving) effect which makes it useful for sore muscles and arthritic pain. It is said to have value in fighting inflammatory conditions and reducing redness, making it useful for treating acne, burns and sore chapped hands. Camphor has a clear, fresh smell
Carrot Seed - Daucus carota
Carrot Seed stimulates cell renewal and sebaceous gland activity in the skin. It has a nearly magical rejuvenating effect on the skin, to not only soften and smooth the skin, but to assist with cell growth and skin rejuvenation. Carrot seed oil has a slightly sweet, dry and earthy aroma
Cedarwood Atlas - Cedrus atlantica
Cedarwood 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. This oil is also a powerful insect repellent. Cedarwood is used in Earth and Skin Company ShamPooch and Hounditioner. It has a soft, woody and "pencil-like" smell and has a faint undertone of sandalwood
Chamomile German – Matricaria recuttia
German chamomile is superbly effective on the skin, not only to sooth and calm, but to heal and for tissue regeneration. It is rich in a fatty substance called azulene which has extraordinary healing, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory powers
Chamomile Roman - Anthemis nobilis L
A most beautiful oil! Roman Chamomile contains properties that are antiseptic and antibacterial making it effective in lotions for skin disorders, acne, boils, burns, and psoriasis.
It has a sweet, apple-like fragrance
Clary Sage - Cupressus sempervirens
Clary Sage is an astringent oil as well as antiseptic and anti-bacterial. It balances the production of sebum, and eliminates over-dry or over-oily skin. Clary Sage acts as a tonic on the skin and has a mild effect on encouraging cell regeneration. Clary sage is used in Earth and Skin Company shampoo. Clary sage has a sweet, nutty fragrance, somewhat herbaceous. ****Avoid during pregnancy
Clove Bud - Eugenia caryophyllata
Dentists traditionally used this for it's healing and soothing properties to ease pain. This remarkable essential oil is a great aid to many skin care uses such as acne, athletes foot, insect repellent and bruises.
Clove oil has a warm, strong, spicy smell and the oil
Eucalyptus Radiata -Eucalyptus radiata
Has a mild chemical composition, though despite its mildness it is highly antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Eucalyptus also has a germicidal effect to ease pain in muscles and joints making it a wonderful oil in skin care lotions. This oil can also help speed up the healing of slow healing wounds and ulcers, calm skin eruptions and clear congested skin.
Eucalyptus has a clear, sharp, fresh and very distinctive smell. Earth and Skin Company uses eucalyptus in a wide range of products including Stay Away Bug Spray for its natural insect repellant abilities. ***Eucalyptus oil should be used with care and people with high blood pressure and epilepsy should avoid it.
Geranium - Pelargonium x asperum
Geranium is a delicate and refreshing oil. Balances the production of sebum in the skin, while keeping it supple and helping with the healing of wounds. Its balancing and normalizing qualities helps to diminish capillaries and redness. It is excellent for all skin types and is very hydrating. Earth and Skin Company uses geranium in it's healing lotions and salves
Grapefruit - Citrus paradisi
Grapefruit stimulates lifeless skin and helps reduce fluid retention. Clears up congested oily skin and acne. Used as an astringent. Found in Earth and Skin Company body lotion and conditioner. It is used as a natural fragrance
Helichrysum - Helichrysum italicum
The oil of choice for healing scar tissue, whether from a recent wound, operation, or tissue that has been scarred for years. It helps tissue to repair itself and a scab to form on a new wound. Because of its skin rejuvenating properties it can have remarkable effects on sensitive and inflamed skin. Earth and Skin Company uses this oil in it's healing lotions and salves
Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia
Lavender is prized for its many healing properties and is a long-standing medicinal folk remedy. It contains over 100 constituents that vary according to its geographical origins. Lavender helps balance your skin's natural oil production and stimulates cell growth and is antibacterial, which helps the skin heal itself. It is strongly anti-fungal and useful for all skin care and therapies
Lemon - Citrus limon
Most people know the fresh and sharp citrus aroma of the lemon. Lemon oil has a number of very important properties, of which one of the most important corpuscles that defend the body against infection
For skin care lemongrass is invigorating and has antiseptic and astringent properties, making it useful for oily hair and for skin. Lemongrass tones and fortifies the nervous system and can be used in the bath for soothing muscular nerves and pain.It's lemony, sweet smell is a wonderful scent in lotions, creams and soaps (and insects find it Unappetizing!!
Lime - Citrus aurantifolia
It is helpful to clear oily congested skin and is also often used to help fight cellulite and remove the cottage cheese effect from the skin.
Lime oil has a sharp, citrus peel smell.
Mandarin - Citrus reticulata
It makes a wonderful natural additive to soaps and lotions It is useful in treating oily acne/congested skin and a very good skin toner.
Mandarin has a sweet floral/citrusy scent
Nutmeg - Myristica fragrans
This oil warms and eases muscle aches and pain and can be helpful for poor circulation. Nutmeg oil is sharp, spicy and rather musky in aroma
Orange Sweet - Citrus sinensis
Orange is a good general skin tonic and this action seems to stem from the action it has on supporting collagen formation, which is required for a healthy, young-looking skin. Orange essential oil is mainly used as a natural fragrance in Earth and Skin Company's products. It possesses a fresh, sweet, tangy smell
Has a moisturizing and hydrating effect on the skin, which is great for age softening. It also balances the natural secretion of sebum, which keeps the skin supple and elastic. It is an aid for skin problems such as acne, dry skin, wrinkles & other signs of aging by re-establishing the physiological balance of the skin. Palmarosa oil has a sweet floral, with a hint of rose smell
This essential oil takes many people back to the hippie era. In skincare its value is incalculable. Patchouli possesses constituents that make it an anti-inflammatory, a tissue regenerator; speeding up healing and preventing ugly scars forming when wounds heal and even a natural insect repellent. It is also great for fighting depression and anxiety.
Patchouli oil has a rich musky-sweet, strong spicy and herbaceous smell
Peppermint – Mentha x. piperita
Brings a very nice cooling effect to the skin by constricting capillaries and helping with bruises and sore joints. This is largely due to its menthol content. On the skin, peppermint oil is used to relieve skin irritation and itchiness and also helps to reduce skin redness, where inflammation is present. Peppermint has a fresh, sharp, menthol smell. Peppermint is used in Earth and Skin Company's shampoo, conditioner, and soaps
The therapeutic properties of petitgrain include it being antiseptic and tonic. It is very useful to help clear up greasy skin and to release the congestion, while at the same time helping to clear up acne, pimples and other skin blemishes. Petitgrain has a calming, toning, and revitalizing effect on the skin. This oil has a woody, yet also florally smell
Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary stimulates cell renewal and improves dry or mature skin, easing lines and wrinkles. It can also aid in clearing acne, blemishes or dull dry skin by fighting bacteria and regulating oil secretions. It improves circulation and can reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and varicose veins. Rosemary helps to overcome mental fatigue and sluggishness by stimulating and strengthening the entire nervous system.
Rosemary oil should not be used during pregnancy and is unsuitable for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure. Its aroma is crisp and clean
Rosewood - Aniba Rosaeodora
A wonderful addition to skin care products; rosewood is a cellular regenerator and hydrator, which makes it valuable for older skin and it may even help diminish wrinkles. Rosewood is another good oil for repelling insects. This oil has a slightly spicy, floral and sweet smell
Sage - Salvia officinalis
Can be used to reduce pore size, healing of sores, atonic wounds, psoriasis, dermatitis as well as ulcers. It is used in Earth and Skin Company's shampoo. Sage oil has a sharp, herbal smell
Spearmint - Mentha spicata
On the skin it can relieve the itching of pruritus and helps with acne, dermatitis, congested skin and sore gums. Slightly sweeter aroma than Peppermint
Tangerine – Citrus reticulata
Is soothing to the nervous system, increase circulation and reduce fluid retention. It is mainly used as a natural fragrance in Earth and Skin products
Tea Tree - Melaleuca alternifolia
Is a powerful immune system stimulant and can sort out most viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Clean wounds and helps relieve muscle aches and pains. Tea Tree has antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It has a light spicy, rather pungent smell
Thyme - Thymus zygis
Thyme is a great antioxidant, while at the same time helping to improve skin tone and providing good astringent qualities. It can be used as a scalp cleanser and tonic in hair products and to treat dandruff and hair loss. It has a rather sweet, yet strongly herbal smell
Vetiver - Vetiveria zizanoides
Is a cell regenerator. It stimulates a depressed immune system, fortifies red blood cells, stimulates circulation. Helpful for muscle aches, arthritis, pains, sprains, stiffness, and rheumatism, making it a nice addition to any lotion. Vetiver moisturizes and nourishes the skin and is specifically beneficial for dry, irritated and dehydrated skin. It is also helpful in reducing wrinkles and stretch marks and to improve the tone of slack skin, as well as helping wounds to heal. It has an earthy, musty smell - much like the smell of a damp forest floor.
Yarrow - Achillea milleflorum
Yarrow is an anti-inflammatory that is useful for severe skin rashes and wounds
Ylang Ylang - Unona odorantissimum
On the skin, ylang-ylang oil has a soothing effect and its balancing action sorts out over-dry as well as overly-oily skin by balancing the secretion of sebum, and has a stimulating effect on the scalp which promotes more luxurious hair growth. It has an exotic, sweet smell
Note: Earth and Skin Compnay has acquired this information from various sources. This list and description of each is intended to give a brief overview of the therapeutic properties in the use of skin care.
As with all oils and ingredients, there could be possibility of it not agreeing with your skin due to sensitivities and allergies. A test patch of each product containing essential oils is always a strong suggestion.