Essential Oils are the highly concentrated, aromatic and volatile essences of plants, found in their flowers and fruits, leaves and stems, and bark and roots. One of the easiest ways to see this is to press an orange rind, which will release the tangy, orange fragrance from the essential oil of the peel. Often extracted through steam distillation, many oils retain the essence of the plant, which comprise the constituents of their immune systems. Essential Oils are also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, soaps and toiletries, candles and domestic cleaning products. All our Essential Oils are premium-grade botanical oils –assurance to our customers of their high quality. They are powerful and concentrated, so care must be taken to ensure they are never applied to the skin undiluted. Eucalyptus is an extremely versatile essential oil with powerful antibacterial, antifungal and anti-infectious properties, making it indispensable for preventing coughs and colds spreading. A concentration of only 2% Eucalyptus Essential Oil dispersed in a vaporizer has been shown to destroy 70% of the Staphylococcus bacteria in the affected room. Widely used in aromatherapy to relieve sinus and respiratory problems, Eucalyptus Essential Oil is known for its harmonizing properties and there is a history of its application to sore muscles and joints. Steam-distilled from the wood and teal-coloured leaves of this beautiful, tall evergreen, it is familiar to most people as the flavouring and medicinal agent in cough drops, but it is also responsible for the clean, fresh scent in many bath oils and cleaning solutions Lemongrass is used to help lower fever and calm the nervous system. Traditional Chinese medicine recommends Lemongrass oil to ease stomach pains and also to relieve headaches, colds and rheumatism. Because the plant and its essential oil have a strong lemony scent, they are both used to keep stinging insects at bay.