The earthy richness mingled with masculine woody notes could be too much for some, but for those of you who are drawn to dusty old leather bound books, log fires and filled pipes of tobacco leaves with a whiff of the exotic, we are sure you will become a fan. Skilfully blended with the benefits of essential oils to strengthen, enrich and comfort like a warm hug.
Box of 5 | Up to 5 fragrant hours each tea light.
Vetiver essential oil | Botanical name: Chrysopogon zizaioides | Country of origin: Indonesia | The oil is steam distilled from the rootlets, which are washed, then dried, cut and chopped and usually soaked again in water prior to distillation. It has very rich scent with a woody, earthy undertone. Used in perfumery as an excellent base note in fragrances. It has both sedating and strengthening properties and can help to reduce stress and tension by soothing and calming the mind.
Patchouli essential oil | Botanical name: Pogostemon cablin | Country of origi: Indonesia | Steam distilled from the lightly fermented leaves. You may not be a fan of this musky, woody scent, but its strengthening, aphrodisiac and anti-depressant properties are valid reasons to pay more attention to this very aromatic oil. If used sparingly, it can make a wonderful fixative for any blend and if you are struggling with anxiety, patchouli can help to balance out all your emotions. It also has powerful aphrodisiac properties.
Cedarwood essential oil | Botanical name: Cedrus atlantica | Country of origin: Morocco | Extracted by steam distillation from the wood, valued since ancient times and still used as a temple incense by the Tibetans and as a traditional medicine. Balancing and soothing, the aromatic woody aroma becomes more pronounced as it dries out. It is particularly beneficial for relieving stress.