Essential Oils

All essential oils are 100% pure, natural, concentrated oils. We do sell a handful of blends on the very expensive oils alongside the absolutes to make them a little more affordable and these are clearly marked ‘blend’ within the title, description and on the bottle. Ours may not be the cheapest essential oils you will find on line but we also supply these trade aroma therapists, chiropodists, shops, perfume manufacturers and other herbalists meaning we have to supply the best quality and freshest oils we can. As a result the cost can be a little higher than some of the cheaper brands but you are assured of the quality associated with Avena. Some essential oils you find in some (not all) health food stores and on the high street are so low in quality and full of adulterations, you would be shocked. Even essential oils labelled as pure are not always what they seem.

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Aniseed Essential Oil (Pimpinella Anisum)
Aniseed essential oil can be used as a room freshener to help tense nervous headaches or added to the bath to ease tension and aching muscles. Use in a burner or vaporizer for asthma, colds or sinus problems, as well as for quelling nausea and vomiting. A few drops on a tissue to inhale can be good for headaches, digestive problems, nausea and vertigo. It was a highly prized commodity in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. The Greeks used the seeds for the treatment of coughs, colds and even bad dreams. In Turkey a popular alcoholic drink, raki, is made from the seeds. In Tibetan medicine a ble..
Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum Basilicum)
Basil essential oil is renowned as an excellent aromatic stimulant, clearing the head and bringing strength and clarity to the mind, a good toning refresher for the skin, restorative for the nerves, aids concentration, insect replant, prevents vomiting, and soothes itching. Basil has a beneficial action on the respiratory tract and is often used for asthma, bronchitis and sinus infections or to help with concentration. a good tonic for the treatment of nervous disorders and stress related headaches, migraines etc. Top Tip: Keep some in car and if tired use a few drops on tissue or hanging a..
Bay Essential Oil (Pimenta Racemosa)
Bay essential oil is known as a calming, warming oil and is used in remedies for rheumatism, muscular pain, circulation problems and general aches and pains. Use neat in a burner or a few drops in the bath after a stressful day to calm the emotions or to soothe aching muscles. Bay essential oil is also well used in hair treatments including for dandruff, greasy scalp and hair loss. The therapeutic properties of Bay include antiseptic, antibiotic, analgesic, anti-neuralgic, antispasmodic, astringent, insecticide and sedative. Aroma: medicinal, fruity, spicy and herbaceous. Note: Do not use i..
Benzoin Essential Oil (Styrax Benzoin)
Benzoin essential oil is a warm energy giving oil that relieves tension and is used in many creams and balms as a natural preservative. Benzoin is used in creams and massage oils for dry hands, chapped skin, poor circulation or tired stiff muscles. A few drops can also be added directly to a bath or used in an oil burner and is said to ease general aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism, and chronic bronchitis or coughing as well as been uplifting for the mind making it a great oil to use if down or feeling low. Benzoin is a very thick, treacle like oil and is supplied in bottles without..
Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus Bergamia)
Bergamot essential oil has an uplifting aroma, is excellent for breathing difficulties, antiseptic for wounds, abscesses, mouth infections and herpes. Used to stable the emotions, an energising oil, Bergamot is uplifting and balancing, helping to alleviate anxiety, depression, fear or listlessness and encourages a restful nights sleep. In creams or massage oils it is good for oily skin and well used to reduce acne, and eczema. Use in vaporizer to disperse unwanted odours or makes a wonderful room spray in times of illness or depression, cleansing, deodorizing, and keeping for insects away. ..
Black Pepper Essential Oil (Piper nigrum)
Black Pepper essential oil is obtained from the dried peppercorns and is a lovely warm stimulating oil wonderful for massage oils it is known for treating poor circulation, sluggish digestion and constipation or neat in a bath for aching limbs, coughs and colds and muscle cramps. Black Pepper is one of the very oldest and highly revered spices, used in India for over 4,000 years, mainly for urinary and liver disorders. The root word comes from Sanskrit 'pippali', changed to the Latin 'piper'. The Romans paid their taxes with this spice rather than coins. It was used extensively in Greece to..
Cajaput Essential Oil. (Melaleuca Leucodendron)
Cajaput or Cajuput essential oil is believed to be a panacea against stomach troubles and skin diseases, it is held in high regard in the East being used locally for various ailments such as headaches, colds, rheumatism, and various skin diseases. The name comes from the Malaysian word 'kayu-puti' which when translated means 'white wood'. Cajaput can be found in blends for acne or psoriasis and can help cool the body but is a wonderful oil to use in a burner and is known to help with coughs, colds, sinuses, asthma and other breathing difficulties. Cajaputs therapeutic properties include ana..
Camphor Essential Oil. (Cinnamomum Camphora)
Camphor essential oil is extracted from the camphor tree that is native of Formosa (Taiwan), China and Japan. To produce the camphor that is found in every part of the tree it must be at least 50 years old. The Chinese used camphor wood to build ships and temples because of the woods durable and aromatic properties. Camphor oil is a balancing oil, it can sedate the nerves and uplift apathy. It is a warming oil that can help with coughs, colds, flu, bronchitis and feeling the cold. It is also used with great effect to repel insects such as flies and moths. The therapeutic properties of camph..