Paramount among orange oil’s many beneficent properties is its effect on the mental and emotional systems. Well known for its uplifting and worry-reducing properties, orange oil carries cheerfulness while simultaneously calms, making it ideal as an overall mood enhancer and relaxant. Its balancing effect on the mind and body, and its warming and joyful qualities benefit people of all ages. Its broad aromatic appeal renders it an excellent choice for diffusing in diverse groups.
Orange oil finds a wide range of use in holistically supporting the body on physical, mental, and emotional levels, while its universally appealing aroma and ease of blending make it useful under almost any circumstances and a valuable addition to many formulae. On the physical level orange oil, topically applied, can promote detoxification. This action has a positive effect assisting the body both during times of wellness as well as cold season. Orange oil, when inhaled, can settle the tummy. An overall excellent skin tonic, orange oil is used to support clear skin.
In the home orange oil can be used (diluted) as a powerful grease cutter and cleaning agent.
Please use safety precautions, because citrus and the sun are incompatible. Citrus oils, including orange, are phototoxic, and can damage your skin if rubbed on the skin and exposed to sunlight. Read more about citrus oil and the sun.
Lavender oil is the world’s best selling essential oil and should be a staple in every family’s home. Lavender oils cooling, relaxing and uplifting effects have been cherished throughout the world for hundreds of years.
It gives luster to the skin, balance to the body and happiness to the mind.
For today’s fast paced modern lifestyle, lavender oil is one of our greatest treasures. A quick drop on the hands with a deep inhalation can help to relax the worried or agitated mind.
If you have children, lavender oil is a must. Use it in your home diffuser while the kids are playing or place a drop in their hands for direct palm inhalation before they leave the house for school. Our diffusers make the perfect nightlight for your child’s bedroom. Diffuse the beautiful fragrance of this high quality lavender oil while they rest through the night.
You will be hard pressed to find an oil that has put more smiles on more people’s faces than lavender!
Lavender oil is revered in folk traditions throughout the world for its profound ability to cool an overheated body. When used regularly, it cools feelings of anger, agitation and insecurity.
Lavender Oil, Bulgaria: A full, rich, heady and multidimensional aroma. This variety is grown organically in Bulgaria and has a stronger and more assertive scent. This variety is often used in perfumery.
Lavender Oil, Kashmir: Lighter, grassy and herbaceous, with a subtle sweetness. This Lavender is grown organically at a high altitude, in the valleys and foothills of the Himalayas. It has a sweet, lush, herbaceous bouquet. Due to the rich air and glacial waters where the lavender is grown, this essential oil is high in Linalool. Linalool is a compound that contributes soothing and relaxing qualities.
Lavender Augustifolia, Fine Population Oil: Camphorous with subtle citrus notes. This EO is distilled from a variety known as "Fine Population." It is revered as a superb and consistently superior lavender oil due to its selective cultivation. The scent is described as complex sweet, and refreshing, with woody undertones.
Lavender Maillette Oil: Powdery and sweet, this maillette variety is often used in perfumery. Maillette is a shorter variety of lavender that produces a softer, less "sharp" aroma.
Wild Lavender Oil: A unique variety that blends spice notes and pungency for a more complex and intense aroma. This special oil come from plants that are hand harvested from lavender that grows wild, high up in the mountains of Provence. 8,000 acres are harvested to produce 10 kilos of oil.
To our knowledge, no one has ever complained about the fragrance of lavender. It is universally loved and almost always appreciated. Diffuse it in your home to help you relax and to refresh the whole family. When you have guests over, their first comments are likely to be compliments on the fragrance of your home.
Apply a drop to support skin health, including the soothing of insect bites.
Add several drops and apply as a cold compress to soothe any specific area of the body.
At nighttime, place two drops on a cotton ball and tuck under pillowcase before bed for an incredible night's rest.
Add several drops to bath water to relax at the end of a long day.
Blend lavender oil with any massage oil to uplift mood, and ease head and shoulder tension.
Feel Better Massage Blend: 4 drops mandarin, 2 drops grapefruit, 2 drops lavender and 2 drops Roman chamomile. Add to 15ml of marula oil and massage into skin.
Gentlest Aromatic Bath (for all ages): 2 drops lavender, 2 drops Roman chamomile. Add to warm bathwater.
Skin Repair Blend: 4 drops lavender, 4 drops helichrysum and 2 drops rose in 15ml of aloe vera gel. May also be applied neat.
According to the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, Lavender essential oil decreases all problems caused by Vata, Pitta & Kapha (the biological forces of wind, fire and phlegm).
Therefore, by balancing ‘wind’, lavender oil will assist in slowing down the overly active mind and will support tranquility and peacefulness. By balancing ‘fire’, lavender oil will decrease the excess heat in the body and mind and will support clarity in the mind and brightness of presence. By balancing ‘phlegm’, lavender oil helps to lighten tendencies of sluggishness, complacency and melancholy. It's mood uplifting and supports heightened energy.
It is commonly believed that the word lavender comes from the Latin word "lavare," meaning “to wash,” because the Romans routinely used lavender in perfumed oils for bathing. In The Story of Lavender, however, author Sally Festing states that the word lavender most certainly did not come from "lavare," but from "livendula," which is Latin for “livid” or “bluish.”
Thought to have been originally cultivated in Arabia, lavender may have been carried by Greek traders to the islands off the southern coast of France as early as 600 BC. Lavender’s native range now extends across the Canary Islands, North and East Africa, southern Europe and the Mediterranean and into certain regions of the Middle East and India. Though native to the Mediterranean region, it is now cultivated on every continent. True lavender grows at high altitudes above 2,000 ft.
Beginning with ancient Persians, lavender has been used in many cultures in bathing rituals for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks used the herb to treat throat infections and to ease constipation. European herbalists employed it in hydrosol form as a head lice treatment. Lavender was grown in European herb gardens in the Middle Ages, and was said to "comfort the stomach and the soul." The herb was also used in mummification processes in ancient Egypt, and was found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb. A favorite for strewing on the floor as it releases a wonderful aroma when crushed underfoot, lavender is often used these days in toilet water, as an insecticide or in sachets to be placed amongst linens.
Lavender is the most popular, and therefore the most adulterated, of all essential oils. It is estimated that 90% of all products labeled “lavender essential oil” are either derived from another species such as lavandin, or are diluted, or are outright synthetic fabrications.
Read David Crow's article on Lavender.
Perfumery Note: Middle to top
Odor: Complex-sweet, floral-herbaceous, refreshing, with a balsamic-woody undertone
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Blends Well With: Bergamot and other citrus oils; clove, patchouli, rosemary, clary sage, pine; also palmarosa, black pepper, juniper, lemongrass, and peppermint.
Our beautiful French oil distilled from cypress branches; the purity of the environment endows this refreshing elixir with potent aromatherapeutic qualities. Cypress essential oil deepens and expands the breath and is very beneficial to use in your diffuser or formulations in times of stress. It offers a wide range of applications when its astringent properties are called for.
Cypress has been traditionally used to beautify the skin and scalp. The astringent nature of this oil is very helpful for summertime skin, or whenever there are oily, teenage/troubled or sweaty conditions. You can also routinely count on cypress to keep your home fresh and clean when added to your household cleansers.
For the mind, cypress is known to have a refreshing, cleansing effect which can dispel worry and stress. Diffused, invigorating cypress oil will clear the air whenever it has been left heavy or stagnant. Cypress is a useful essential oil for promoting concentration and productivity.
In the diffuser: Cypress oil can be used to deodorize your rooms, add as often as needed for a great boost in pure, fresh air quality.
Cypress essential oil can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
Two drops in the palm for inhalation can calm and soothe the spirit helping to bring in the expansive energy of the great trees.
Add 7 drops cypress, 5 drops eucalyptus, 4 drops lemon and 7 drops pine to a one ounce spray bottle with water for a disinfecting and enlivening room spray.
Diffuse cypress oil with lavender to soothe the nervous system, reducing stress and feelings of being overwhelmed.
Smoother Body salt scrub: Blend 5 drops cypress oil with 7 drops grapefruit and 3 drops patchouli in a cup of sea salts with 1/2 cup jojoba or marula oil for a wonderful detoxing salt scrub.
Calm, center and focus formula: Blend 7 drops cypress, 5 drops lavender, 2 drops vetiver, 3 drops grapefruit, and 2 drops cedar for a diffusor synergy.
Oil Balancer formula: Blend 7 drops cypress with 5 drops rose geranium and 2 drops cape chamomile in 1 ounce of jojoba or rose infused marula oil for a wonderful facial massage oil.
A beautiful French oil distilled from cypress branches. Cypress essential oil deepens and expands the breath and is very beneficial in times of anxiety or stress. It offers a wide range of applications when its astringent properties are called for.
Traditionally used for its astringent properties for oily or sweaty skin, cypress essential oil supports the health of the skin and hair. Cypress oil has long been regarded as a highly beneficial oil for the respiratory system and for soothing stress and anxiety. Cypress is a useful essential oil for concentration and focus.
Non-toxic and non-irritant. Do not take internally. The information on this web-site is not intended to diagnose or prescribe for any disease or health condition. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use this product without first consulting a licensed healthcare practitioner. The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
Perfumery Note: Mid to top
Odor: Piney, woody, refreshing
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Other wood oils including cedar and sandalwood; conifers such as pine and juniper; florals like rose geranium, lavender, clary sage, and ylang ylang; helichrysum, palmarosa, and citrus oil such as grapefruit, bergamot and lemon.
Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Composition: 100% Pure Cupressus sempervirens oil
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves and twigs
Color: Pale yellow to clear
For the first time in many years Floracopeia is offering Agarwood Attar. This perfume is quite precious, for both the sandalwood as well as the rare and exotic agarwood oil. Our attar is created by infusing a CO2 extract of agarwood resin into pure Australian sandalwood oil (Santalum spicatum). This has then been left to age for several months, and is now available to you in limited quantities.
This attar can be worn as a perfume by both men and women, and is wonderful applied to the pulse points, forehead and base of the neck. You will find that this agarwood attar will enhance your spiritual practices, be it meditation, ceremony or intimacy. It is a truly remarkable anointing oil, to be applied to yourself or others with intention for what one seeks to manifest. Agarwood is thought to possess magical powers of attracting love, prosperity, and good fortune; this attar is euphorically relaxing in a way that enhances mental clarity and purpose.
Australian sandalwood has a similar olfactory profile to the South Indian sandalwood, Santalum alba, with a very soft, smooth and sweet aroma. The CO2 extract of agarwood is a soft, woody-sweet base note, entirely free of any of the typical "animalic and barnyard" aromas that are found in the distilled oil.