Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used from time immemorial having been found in pyramid tombs, amongst the ancient Vedic texts, in Ayurveda, from the mystical to the mundane oils have been a part of mankind's evolution.

 

Our Essential Oils are sourced from small artisan farmers using wild-crafted and organic farming methods from around the world.


Aphrodisiacs  ~ La Magie Collection of Essential OILS


CEDARWOOD ATLAS

 

Cedarwood Atlas - Cedrus atlantica  from the mountains of North Morocco

 

Cedar is calming, relaxing and restorative helping one to recover from tiredness while also stimulating sexual lethargy.  Cedar helps with allergies and is a great lymphatic and venous decongestant.


CLARY SAGE


Clary Sage -  Salvia sclarea - Ukraine

Clary Sage Oil can boost self esteem, confidence, hope and mental strength, thereby efficiently fighting depression. This can be very helpful for forms of depression due to failures in your career or personal life, insecurity, loneliness, stagnation, death of a friend or loved, and many other reasons. Clary Sage oil also relieves anxiety.

Anticonvulsive, antispasmodic, antibacterial and antifungal preventing infections,  it offers a clear eye for which it is still used, and is said to enhance the third eye.

It is well known for stimulating the libido and relieving frigidity. Studies have shown that it lifts the libido in males as well as females.
Additionally, it is used as an antioxidant freeing the skin of free radicals which cause aging as well as reducing rashes and inflammation through linalyl acetate.  It balances the oils in the skin therefore reducing both acne as well as dry skin due to aging.
Further it is an emmenagogue balancing menses, bloating and mood swings.  It is known to be a euphoric and opens the crown chakra in meditative states.  It is a hypotensive, sedative and stomachic. A very powerful oil used historically for centuries.

GINGER


Ginger - Zingiber officinalis  from Sri Lanka


Ginger is a "hot" oil containing a gentle fire.  It is said to help one grow wealthy if one puts a drop or two on one's money preventing one from burning through money.

It is used by Ayurvedic physicians to cure impotency and to prevent premature ejaculation.


It has long been known in India where in Ayurveda it is used to calm many different stomach maladies including: stomache ache, dispepsia, colic, spasms, diarrhea, flatulence and improves appetite. It has also been used in India to combat malaria and yellow fever.  It is further used there to dissolve kidney stones. 

Ginger is known to be very strong and therefore should be used very sparingly and never neat. It is normally blended in carrier oils and blends well with lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary, patchouli, geranium, frankincense, cedarwood, bergamot, neroli, ylang-ylang and orange.


NUTMEG


Nutmeg - Myristica fragrans -  Sri Lanka


Impotence and frigidity are alleviated by nutmeg essential oil which comes from the distillation of the nutmeg seed itself (the shell of the nutmeg is where mace is derived).  It stimulates the circulation and can be used in massage and should always be blended with a carrier oil.  Recipes are on the following pages under DIY.


Nutmeg also is used in cosmetics and facial treatments as it is an antibacterial; and is used in soaps as well.  At Christmas it is often used as a flavoring in many dishes, in India it is known as Jaiphal in Hindi. 

Nutmeg is very useful in treating joint and nerve pain and is considered an excellent sedative. In Chinese medicine it is used to treat arthritis, lumbago and rheumatism.

It is used to stimulate not only the mind but blood circulation and has been used in China for helping alleviate menstrual symptoms where it is also used to calm the stomach in extremely low doses - 1 drop in 30 ml.  It is said that while stimulating the mind, it also provides excellent dreams and in both the Greek and Roman civilizations it was used for concentration and improving overall efficiency at study and work.

Nutmeg is an important ingredient in many cough syrups where it relieves congestion and cold symptoms. It is also believed that when diluted heavily in a massage oil it can be used to relive the symptoms of asthma.

It is said to dissolve the uric acid which leads to both gout and kidney stones by Ayurvedic physicians.



VETIVER


Vetiver - Vetiveria zinzinoides -  Sri Lanka


Known as the oil of "Tranquility."


This oil has an aphrodisiac effect and can often be found blended into expensive colognes, sorbets, and various beverages. It also enhances the libido and arouses feelings of sexual desire. It is considered a remedy for most sexual disorders like frigidity, lack of libido, and impotence. Certain components of this oil stimulate portions of the brain such as the amygdala and pineal gland, the master hormone gland which in turn gets to work sending messengers to other parts of the body it is believed by Ayurvedic physicians.


It is believed to provide patients with relief from insomnia, it speeds up the eradication of scars on the skin, provides relief from inflammation.  It is interesting to note that Mother Nature provides the remedies for the ailments directly in the same locations.  In very hot climates like Sri Lanka the dangers of infection from bacteria spreading are much greater due to the heat and damp - but in her wisdom Mother Nature has provided her cure in exactly the same location.

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YLANG YLANG

 

Ylang Ylang - Cananga Odorata -  Madagascar

 

The oil of "Sensuality."  Used in some of the world's most expensive perfumes from Givenchy to Cacharel's Anais Anais, both Estee Lauder's and Tom Ford's "private collections," Annick Goutal's Songe which includes Jasmine, another aphrodisiac as well as many others.


Qualities present in our organic Ylang Ylang include antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine and sedative.


Ylang ylang is often used as a lower note in blending perfumes as it has a long-lasting fragrance, one which holds the nose after the higher notes of a beautiful fragrance like Neroli have lost their power due to their high volatility.  Ylang ylang has its own sweet and delicate fragrance. Ylang ylang is known to, like Neroli, uplift the mood and drive away anxiety, stress and depression. It is also known to be very beneficial for those recovering from nervous breakdowns, trauma, shock or accidents.


Ylang ylang also offers relief for those suffering from seborrhoeic eczema.  This is a horrible disease that is caused due to malfunctioning sebaceous glands. This disorder results in irregular sebum production and the consequent infection of the epidermal cells. It looks very unattractive and painful, since the white or pale yellow skin, whether it’s dry or greasy, starts peeling off. This occurs on the scalp, cheeks, eyebrows and wherever else hair follicles are found. Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil can be beneficial in healing this inflammatory situation and reducing the skin irritation and redness by regularizing sebum production and treating the infection itself.


As an antiseptic it inhibits microbial growth and disinfects wounds. Ylang ylang also is known to speed the healing of wounds.


As a hypotensive, ylang ylang essential oil can be an easy and natural solution for the epidemic of high blood pressure effecting us. It has no adverse side effects on health, if taken in prescribed quantities and is a very effective agent reducing blood pressure without the side effects which are the result of drugs. As a nervine, Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil is a health booster for our nervous system. It strengthens the nervous system and repairs any damage it may have suffered. Furthermore, it also reduces stress on the nerves and protects them from developing a number of nervous disorders.


Ylang Ylang Essential Oil also provides great relief from stress and anxiety, calming and relaxing nervous afflictions, stress and anger inducing a relaxed feeling. It is an excellent sedative.


Blends well with bergamot, sandalwood, grapefruit, lavender and neroli.