Rosemary has a strong, clear, penetrating and refreshing herbal fragrance which gives vigour, strength, courage and mental clarity. It enlivens the brain cells, clears the head and aids memory.
Rosemary has a long and intricate history as a magical herb and is believed to be strongly protective and purifying, cleansing the atmosphere of bad energies.
The uplifting citrus fragrance of sweet orange lifts energy and spreads radiant joyfulness. Its sunny aroma spreads a warm glow; helps to expel negativity, tension and stress; and encourages a positive outlook.
Orange is said to open the heart chakra, clear stagnant energies and stimulate the creative spirit.
In China, oranges are regarded as a symbol of peace, happiness and prosperity and are also believed to move and improve the flow of qi.
Lavender is floral, light and clear, with woody undertones. It calms and centres the mind and therefore is a great aid for meditation. It cleanses and soothes the spirit, relieving anger and exhaustion and encouraging a calmer approach to life. These superior balancing qualities are also ideal for chakra balancing. Lavender is perhaps one of the best oils to use for purification, protection and for healing rituals.
The aroma and medicinal properties of lavandin are similar to those of lavender, but as it is a hybrid plant they are more intense and sharp. Clear, sweet and penetrating, it helps to boost self-confidence, hope and mental strength, and it drives away depression and anxiety.
Neroli has a beautiful yet rather haunting floral fragrance. Hypnotic and somewhat euphoric, it is said to relieve chronic anxiety, depression and stress and bring about a feeling of peace. It is soothing for highly emotional states, hysteria and shock.