Pure Essential Oils
Kahangi Estate produces four pure essential oils grown organically and distilled and packed on the Estate.
Lemongrass Citronella Rosemary Lemon Eucalyptus
As well as their use in cosmetic creams, lotions, soaps, candles and as bath oils, essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their natural healing powers. Essential oils used in aromatherapy are diluted in a ‘carrier’ oil, natural fixed oils such as sunflower and sesame, since they are too powerful to use neat. The aromatic oils can also be used in burners for fragrance and insect repellent where applicable.
Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon)
Lemongrass oil is a fresh smelling oil that makes it an ideal scent for soaps. It can be used for fighting cellulite, revitalizing a tired body and mind and as an insect repellent.
- Lemongrass oil has great benefits as a muscle reviver and skin toner when blended in creams, lotions, massage oils or used as bath drops.
- It has proven anti-fungal properties and is useful in treating athletes foot.
- It is used in burners and vapourisers, not only to repel insects but to revive the mind.
- It is used in lemon tea and as a preservative.
Citronella is a proven natural mosquito, black fly, flea and tick repellent registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency since 1948 as a Bio pesticide with a non toxic action to repel insects. It can be used indoors or outdoors, as candles, in vapourisers and in rub on creams and liquids for skin, clothes and pets. It is extensively used in perfumery, cosmetic and flavouring industries throughout the world. Research has also shown that it has anti-fungal properties.
In Chinese medicine, it is used for rheumatic pain. Citronella can be added to a carrier oil at 3 drops per teaspoon and massaged into aching joints and muscles. Eucalyptus can be added to enhance the warming effect
Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary is an oil that is attributed with many applications.Traditionally it has been used to improve memory, relieve muscle pain and spasm, stimulate hair growth, and support the circulatory and nervous systems.
- As a blended massage oil or diluted for shower or bath, rosemary oil can assist with muscular aches, cramps, pains and spasms, stiff neck, back pain and physical tiredness.
- In a cream or lotion it is most beneficial for improving blood circulation and decongesting the skin.
- In hair creams and shampoos it increases the circulation to the scalp and thereby improves hair growth, and also acts as a general conditioner and tonic for the hair and scalp.
- In oil burners or vapourisers rosemary oil can be helpful for mental and physical tiredness and is attributed with stimulatig the brain, improving memory and clear thinking. It is widely used in cosmetics and is also widely used as a food flavouring.
Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil (Corymbia citriodora)
The oil, commonly known as Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, has a lemony smell which some people prefer to Citronella, and is used as scent in cosmetics, soaps and candles. It is also used for room and clothes fragrancing and disinfectant, and as an ingredient in massage oils. Containing a large percentage of citronellal it is attributed with similar properties.
In Aromatherapy, Eucalyptus Citriodora is a calming oil and anti rheumatic. It is anti-inflammatory and has long been used to ease respiratory congestion from colds or smoking related problems. The warming properties of Lemon Eucalyptus Oil are known to open sinus and bronchial passages, used either blended as a massage oil or through inhaling the vapours of a few drops of the oil diluted in water. It is anti fungal and antiseptic and an insect repellent.
All Essential Oils are supplied in 1 litre containers
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