Basil is one of the most universally applicable oils. Basil is from the Greek word meaning "king." Ancient Greeks believed it opened the gateways to heaven. It is regenerating, uplifting, and stimulating. Top properties include: stimulant, neurotonic, steroidal, regenerative, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, digestive. Used in: Motivation Roll-on, Tension Roll-on, Rosemary, Basil & Lime candles.


Bergamot was used in the first eau de cologne and is used to flavour Earl Grey tea. Top properties include: neurotonic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antibacterial, antifungal, digestive. Used in: Breathe Bath Bombs & Soak, Citrus Burst Diffuser Blend, Balance Roll-on, Energy Roll-on, Uplifting Roll-on.

Black Pepper

Black pepper shares a similar chemical structure to melissa essential oil. It is spicy, warming and circulating. Top properties include: antioxidant, antispasmodic, digestive, expectorant, neorotonic (has a strengthening or stimulating effect on the nerves), stimulant, rubefacient (stimulates circulation). Used in: Anise & Black Pepper Soap.

Cinnamon Cassia

Cinnamon cassia was used in biblical times and by the ancient Egyptians. It was often traded, but its origin was a closely guarded secret. It is spicy, protecting and warming. Top properties include: decongestant, carminative (prevents gas formation in the digestive tract), detoxifier, cardiotonic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antioxidant, aphrodisiac. Used in: Old Brown Windsor soap, Autumn Diffuser Blend, ImmuBoost Roll-on, Cinnamon & Orange candle.


Cedarwood was used by First Nations Peoples for over 400 years to treat colds and fevers. It is connecting, strong and deep. Top properties include: anti-inflammatory, diuretic, astringent, antiseptic, insecticidal, sedative. Used in: Cedarwood & Pine soap, Dirty Dawg soap, After Shave, Beard Balm, Beard Oil, Beard Wax, Shave soap, Healthy Hair Spritz, Insect Repellent Spritz, Cedarwood & Pine candle.


Relatives of parsley, cilantro and coriander essential oils come from the same plant. Cilantro is extracted from the leaf, and coriander from the seed. Top properties: antioxidant, antifungal, detoxifying, antibacterial. Used in: Detox Roll-on.

Clary Sage

Clary Sage is derived from Latin meaning "clear eyes." Medieval monks favoured it for eye troubles. It is balancing, musky and feminine. Top properties include: emmenagogue, galactagogue, neurotonic, mucolytic, anticoagulant, sedative, antispasmodic. Used in: Balance Roll-on, Calm Roll-on.


Clove is a powerful antioxidant. As a dried spice it measures 300,000 on the ORAC scale and as an essential oil, it measures over 1 million. It is warm, spicy  and protective. Top properties include: antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, expectorant, nervine, anti-parasitic, regenerative, vermicide. Used in: Old Brown Windsor soap, ImmuBoost Roll-on.


Copaiba is extracted from mature trees between 30-50 years in age and considered one of the most anti-inflammatory substances on earth. It is comforting, magnifying and commanding. Top properties include: anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic, analgesic, antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-carcinoman, carminative, anti-microbial. Used in: Headache Roll-on.


Coriander comes from the seeds of the cilantro herb; cilantro is from the leaf of the same plant. It is calming, green and stimulating. Top properties include: analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, antibacterial, antispasmodic. Used in: Digestion Roll-on, Motivation Roll-on.


Eucalyptus was widely used in World War I to control infections and influenza. It is enlivening, fresh and clearing. Top properties include: antiviral, antibacterial, expectorant, analgesic, insecticidal, hypotensive, disinfectant, catalyst. Used in: Dead Sea Mud Skin Therapy soap, Eucalyptus & Hemp soap, Eucalyptus & Bergamot Bath Salts, Insect Repellent Spritz, Purifying Spritz, Eucalyptus & Bergamot candle.


Ancient Roman warriors used fennel because it was believed it gave them strength during battle. Top properties: antispasmodic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, diuretic, mucolytic, digestive, anti-inflammatory. Used in: Balance Roll-on, Digestion Roll-on.


Nearly all ancient religions have used frankincense in their spiritual practices including ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. It is woody, protective, and both powerful and gentle. Top properties include: immunostimulant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, restorative. Used in: Dead Sea Mud Skin Therapy soap, Frankincense "Ageless" Face Bar, Face & Body Serum, Roll on the Happy, Roll on the Memory, Roll on the Relief, Roll on the Remedy, After Sun Spritz.


Geranium is a powerful floral oil often referred to as the "poor man's rose." If you don't have rose, reach for geranium! It is strengthening, releasing and stabilizing. Top properties include: haemostatic (prevents or stops bleeding by keeping blood within damaged blood vessels), detoxifier, regenerative, anti-allergenic, antihemorrhagic, antitoxic. Used in: Frankincense "Ageless" Face Bar, Lavender & Geranium Bath Bomb, Lavender & Geranium Bath Salts, Lavender & Geranium Sugar Scrub, Grapefruit & Tangerine Whipped Body Butter, Lavender & Geranium Whipped Body Butter, Face & Body Serum, Roll on the Bright Eyes, Lavender & Geranium candle.


Ginger has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. It is warming, accelerating and stimulating. Top properties include: anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, digestive, laxative, analgesic, stimulant, decongestant, neurotonic. Used in: Lemongrass & Ginger Sugar Scrub, Roll on the Confidence.


Some prescription drugs contain a warning against grapefruit. The essential oil has a different chemical composition to the fruit. It is citrus, detoxifying and fresh. Top properties include: diuretic, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, antitoxic, purifier, expectorant. Used in: Grapefruit Bath Bomb, Grapefruit & Tangerine Whipped Body Butter.


This precious oil is often hand-picked on the island of Corsica and used as "liquid stitches." It is healing, fusing and regenerating. Top properties include: antispasmodic, anticatarrhal (helps the body remove excess mucous), neuroprotective, neurotonic, vasoconstrictor (narrowing of blood vessels to keep your body in healthy balance), haemostatic, nervine (clams nerves), analgesic. Used in: Glow Face Serum.


In India, jasmine is known as "Queen of the Night" because it typically blossoms in the night. It is euphoria, splendor and joy. Top properties include: antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, calming, regenerative, carminative. Used in: Jasmine Spritz.

Juniper Berry

A favourite oil for its fragrance, juniper berries are also used for making gin. Top properties: detoxifier, diuretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, anti-rheumatic, carminative, anti-parasitic. Used in: Detox Roll-on.


Lavender means "to wash" in Latin. It is likely the most used essential oil globally, and for good reason, as it serves in all things calming! It is relaxing, regenerating and soothing. Top properties include: sedative, astringent, antihistamine, cytophylactic (protects cells), antispasmodic, antidepressant, analgesic, hypotensive, nervine, antibacterial, regenerative, cardiotonic. Used in: Charcoal & Tea Tree soap, Dead Sea Mud Skin Therapy soap, Dirty Dawg soap, Frankincense "Ageless" Face Bar, Hockey Puck soap, Hair Care Shampoo Bar, Lavender soap, Old Brown Windsor soap, Patchouli & Sandalwood soap, Lavender & Geranium Bath Bomb, Lavender & Geranium Bath Salts, Lavender & Geranium Sugar Scrub, Lavender & Geranium Whipped Body Butter, Face & Body Serum, Hair Serum, Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Conditioner, Roll on the Happy, After Sun Spritz, Healthy Hair Spritz, Insect Repellent Spritz, Lavender Spritz, Yoga Mat Spritz, Lavender candle.


It takes approximately 45 lemons to produce a 15 ml bottle of lemon essential oil. It is uplifting, invigorating and refreshing. Top properties include: antiseptic, diuretic, antioxidant, antibacterial, detoxification, disinfectant. mucolytic (treats respiratory conditions by thinning mucous), astringent, degreaser. Used in: Dish soap, Eucalyptus & Hemp soap, Frankincense "Ageless" Face Bar, Hair Care Conditioner Bar, Hair Care Shampoo Bar, Olive Oil & Lemon soap, Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Conditioner, Roll on the Energy, Roll on the Remedy, Purifying Spritz.


Lemongrass essential oil is used in the pharmaceutical industry for the synthesis of Vitamin A. It is electrifying, regenerating and purifying. Top properties include: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-carcinoma, anti-mutagenic, decongestant, regenerative, anti-rheumatic. Used in: Dirty Dawg soap, Lemongrass & Avocado soap, Lemongrass & Ginger Sugar Scrub, Grapefruit & Tangerine Whipped Body Butter, Roll on the Relief, Insect Repellent Spritz, Lemongrass Spritz, Lemongrass candle.


A popular oil in perfumery for men. In times past, British sailors drank lime juice to prevent scurvy. It is renewing, energizing and purifying. Top properties include: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant, antibacterial, tonic, uplifting, detoxifier, disinfectant, diuretic. Used in: Orange Citrus soap, Shave soap, Spearmint & Lime Lip Balm.


Also known as "Joy of the Mountains," marjoram symbolized happiness to the ancient Greeks and Romans. It is relaxing, connecting and pleasing. Top properties include: vasodilator, antispasmodic, digestive stimulant, antibacterial, antifungal, hypotensive, sedative. Used in: Tension Roll-on.


Myrrh means "bitter" and was referred to in the Bible as the balm of Gilead. It was given as a gift to the Christ child and also presented at his death to be used prior to burial. It is drying, healing and nurturing. Top properties include: anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial, expectorant, anti-infectious, carminative, antifungal. Used in: Frankincense "Ageless" Bar.


One ton of blossoms is needed to produce 1 kg of neroli oil. This historically desired fragrance can be heavily diluted and remain highly effective. It is arousing, rejuvenating and tranquilizing. Top properties include: antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, aphrodisiac, cytophylactic, neurotonic, regenerative, sedative, warming. Used in: Neroli Spritz.


The Chinese first recognized the value of the peel of an orange for treating coughs and colds. It is uplifting, invigorating and renewing.Top properties include: energizing, sedative, anti-carcinoma, carminative, antiseptic, antidepressant, immunostimulant. Used in: Dish soap, Hair Care Conditioner Bar, Orange Citrus soap, Peppermint Pumice soap, Peppermint & Orange Sugar Scrub, Vanilla Orange Whipped Body Butter, Peppermint & Orange Lip Balm, Roll on the Energy, Yoga Mat Spritz, Cinnamon & Orange candle.


This powerful and potent essential oil packs a punch. It is helpful against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It is strong, resolving and powerful. Top properties include: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antiviral, immunostimulant. Used in: Roll on the Remedy.


Patchouli has a long history in the perfume trade, but became famous from the 1960s hippie movement. It is calming, recovering and stabilizing. Top properties include: aphrodisiac, sedative, diuretic, antifungal, antispasmodic, insecticide, antidepressant. Used in: Patchouli & Sandalwood Soap, Roll on the Romance.


Peppermint, with its stimulant qualities, and lavender, with its sedative qualities, make a great combination. It is adaptive, invigorating and cooling. Top properties include: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, warming, invigorating, cooling, expectorant, vasoconstrictor, stimulating. Used in: Hair Care Conditioner Bar, Peppermint Pumice soap, Peppermint & Orange Sugar Scrub, Hair Serum, Peppermint & Orange Lip Balm, Roll on the Energy, Roll on the Memory, After Sun Spritz, Peppermint Spritz.


Petitgrain has a long history os use for cleaning and immune support. It is uplifting, invigorating and refreshing. Top properties include: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cardiotonic, detoxifier, immunostimulant, nervine, sedative, tonic. Used in: Old Brown Windsor Soap.

Roman Chamomile

Ancient Romans used Roman chamomile before battle to empower them with courage and clear minds. It is bright, calming and sweet. Top properties include: antihistamine, antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, immunostimulant, hypnotonic. Used in: Glow Eye Serum, Balance Roll-on, Focus Roll-on, Grounding Roll-on, Tension Roll-on.


Known as the "Queen of Flowers," it requires about 12,000 rose blossoms to make a 5ml bottle. It is intimate, connecting and radiant. Top properties include: antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, emmenagogue (stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area), sedative, tonic. Used in: Rose Spritz.


In ancient times, rosemary was a favourite oil to drive away evil spirits. It is refreshing, cooling and clearing. Top properties include: analgesic, thins mucus, improves brain function, stimulant. Used in: Shampoo Bar, Clear Skin Spot Blend, Clear Face Serum, Detox Roll-on, Headache Roll-on, ImmuBoost Roll-on, Motivation Roll-on, Tension Roll-on, Healthy Hair Spritz, Insect Repellent Spritz.


A common flavour for toothpaste and candy, the ancient Greeks enjoyed bathing with spearmint. It is relieving, uplifting and promoting. Top properties include: anti-inflammatory, digestive, stimulant, carminative, antiseptic. Used in: Patio Diffuser Blend, Summertime Diffuser Blend, Spearmint & Lime Lip Balm, Motivation Roll-on.


Tangerine has ben used for over 3000 years and remains valuable in integrative medicine. It is calming, clearing and uplifting. Top properties include: energizing, sedative, uplifting, antioxidant, cytophylactic, detoxifier mucolytic, stomachic. Used in: Grapefruit & Tangerine Whipped Body Butter, Detox Roll-on.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca)

With 12 times the antiseptic power of a phenol, Australian Aborigines have used tea tree for centuries, often crushing leaves in their hands and inhaling the aroma for olds and illnesses. It is powerful, cleansing and resolving. Top properties include: antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antiviral, analgesic, decongestant. Used in: Charcoal & Tea Tree soap, Clear Skin Spot Blend, Clear Face Serum, Bite Relief Roll-on, Bite Relief Roll-on (Kids), ImmuBoost Roll-on, Yoga Mat Spritz.

Ylang Ylang

In Java, ylang ylang flowers adorn the newlyweds' bed and are often used as as aphrodisiac. It is calming, floral and soothing. Top properties include: hypotensive, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, sedative. Used in: Balance Roll-on, Calm Roll-on, Focus Roll-on, Uplifting Roll-on.

The Essential Life (4th ed.). (2017). Total Wellness Publishing