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All essential oils are antiseptic and evaporate easily, so they make very good air–fresheners. Different oils create different atmospheres. For example, relaxing jasmine or clary sage are good for parties or peppermint clears your mind when you need to work. There are many vaporizers in the market, from the simple bowl of water on the radiator with a few drops of oil on the surface, to vaporizer light bulb rings and specially made vaporizer bowls which sit above candle holders. There is even the “Aroma stone” which is an effective electric vaporizer dispensing fragrance from a low heat source, thereby making the water and the oils last longer than usual.

Emotionally warming. Relaxes, soothes, uplifts and helps self–confidence. Good for stress and general anxiety. Jasmine is the perfect skincare oil, excellent for hot, dry skin. It has sensual properties and is reputedly an aphrodisiac. It needs to be used in very small quantities and has an exquisite perfume. A vast quantity of blossoms, which must be gathered at night when their scent is at their highest are required. These produce only a few drops of oil, so it is a very expensive oil.

Source: Flowers from Egypt.
Production method: Solvent extraction.
Aromatherapy class: Uplifting, balancing.
Aroma type: Floral.
Skin type: Dry, normal to combination.
Traditional use: Antiseptic, aphrodisiac, emollient, soothing agent.