AQ Essential Oils Pack - WOODS PACK
Our WOODS PACK is for those who love the warm, timbery scent of essential oils derived from trees, whether for their calm and relaxing scent, their skin or haircare benefits, or for scenting skincare or other products with a neutral or even masculine fragrance. Our WOODS PACK includes four beautiful tree-derived 10ml AROMA QUEEN PREMIUM Essential Oils: 10ml of each Agarwood, Cedarwood Atlas, Cypress Meditteranean (Spain) and Ho Wood (a total of FOUR x 10ml bottles), which can be used in oil diffusers / burners, baths, massage oils, cosmetics and creams, diluted for application to the skin*, or any other method traditionally used in aromatherapy.
As well as their woody scents, the oils included in our WOODS PACK have a wide range of therapeutic attributes: Cedarwood Atlas is soothing, sedative, respiratory, and useful in treating dry skin. Cypress oil is calming, circulatory, anti-spasmodic and a skincare astringent. The rich scent of Aetoxylon Agarwood has a sweet woody scent and is often used for insomnia, meditation or as an aphrodisiac; while Ho Wood has a calming, peaceful scent with a camphoraceous overtone - excellent for creating a relaxing environment, or for use (diluted) on the skin for its analgesic benefits. The oils in this pack can be blended together (or with other oils) to create your own signature scent, or a variety of blends with a gorgeous woody aroma.
4 x Oils included in our WOODS PACK:
* Agarwood / Aloeswood (Aetoxylon sympetalum) - Indonesia. Agarwood and its oil have a deep spiritual history and significance, and are mentioned in some of the oldest spiritual texts - it has a long history of use in matters of the mind and for spiritual purposes. The Buddha taught that the fragrance of burning Agarwood is the “scent of Nirvana” (the state of attaining Divinity). In Tibetan medicine Agarwood is used to treat emotional, nervous and psychological issues, through its ability to induce a deep meditative state - Tibetan monks use agarwood essential oil to increase their inner energy and bring tranquility to the mind and the soul. In meditation, agarwood is used to clear the mind and instil inner peace, positive energy and enhanced awareness. Ayurvedic practitioners have long used agarwood oil for its ability to provide spiritual and emotional benefits. According to Ayurvedic tradition, agarwood oil illuminates the mind and strengthens the power of thought. Agarwood is also believed to be helpful for insomnia, and is widely acclaimed to have aphrodisiac properties
* Cedarwood Atlas (Cedarus atlantica) - Morocco. Cedarwood Atlas is native to the Atlas mountains of Algeria, a pyramid shaped evergreen tree. Cedar was used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming, and the wood has long been prized for building purposes. The scent is warming and soothing, and can reduce stress and anxiety, a masculine fragrance often used in cosmetics. Its sedative effects are similar to Sandalwood, and its expectorant properties ease respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, coughs and catarrh. Cedarwood Atlas makes an ideal remedy for bladder and kidney infections and cystitis. Its astringent and antiseptic qualities make it useful in skincare when treating oily conditions, and it also makes a good hair tonic suitable for treating dandruff.
* Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) - Spain. There are many species of Cypress from around the world - always use Cupressus sempervirens for use in Aromatherapy. Cypress strengthens an overburdened nervous system and restores calm. Has astringent and vaso-constrictor properties so is beneficial for circulatory problems such as varicose veins and haemorrhoids. Its antispasmodic properties are useful for asthma, whooping cough and spasmodic coughing - Dr Valnet suggested a few drops of Cypress under the pillow to alleviate coughs. Cypress also has a regulating effect on the menstrual cycle, relieving heavy periods. In skincare it acts as a deodorant and astringent - useful for excessive perspiration.
* Ho Wood (Cinnamomum Camphora) - India. Steam distilled from the bark and wood of the ho tree. One of the most potent sources of naturally occurring linalol found in any steam distilled essential oil, Ho Wood Oil is well respected as a calming, peaceful oil - a good choice when needing to relax or unwind and excellent for promoting a peaceful and relaxing environment. The scent of Ho Wood is woody and floral, with a camphorous overtone - the aroma and properties are quite similar to Rosewood Oil, and Ho Wood is often used as a substitute for Rosewood (without being a threatened species, as Rosewood is). The high linalol content is believed to give the oil analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, hypotensive, immunostimulant and sedative properties. The camphor content in Ho Wood Oil results in a cooling feeling when used topically (diluted, as with any essential oil).
For more woody scents, see also PINE SCOTCH, SANDALWOOD and PATCHOULI.
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