Alyssum Alchemy products feature certified organic ingredients including Australian native botanicals, potent exotic oils and extracts and handcrafted tinctures. Drawing on extensive experience within the aromatherapy industry, ancient herbal wisdom and evidence from modern scientific research and clinical trials, each ingredient has been meticulously researched and carefully chosen for its therapeutic or energetic properties.
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Featured Native Australian Ingredients
Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil
This divinely soft, sweet woody smelling oil is sourced from a Western Australia co-op which employs local Aboriginals to harvest the wood (and replant), providing sustainable industry for aboriginal people of the region. The tree takes between 50-100 years to mature and parts of the plant were traditionally used by aboriginals to treat cold and flu.
Therapeutically the oil offers many benefits, but the most prized is its rejuvenative and antioxidant properties which help protect against oxidative stress, hyperpigmentation and signs of premature ageing.
it is anti-inflammatory, anti microbial, antiseptic and sedative and clinical studies have found the oil to have antiviral properties. It is calming on the skin so excellent for dry or sensitive or inflamed skin and its anti bacterial properties make it useful for acne. On an emotional level Sandalwood helps to calm anger and and soothe depression, anxiety and fear.
Energetically Australian sandalwood is grounding and useful for balancing all chakras, particularly the crown chakra and enhancing meditation. Australian Sandalwood oil features in every single Alyssum Alchemy product because it is just so divine!
Fragonia Essential Oil
Quickly becoming a favourite oil of mine, Fragonia is a relatively newly discovered oil (yet to gain organic certification, however most native Australian plants grow in untreated bushland do not need to be sprayed for pests as their naturally occurring essential oils act as inbuilt pest protection).
The oil is steam distilled from a small native shrub and has quickly gained international attention for its energetic profile. Therapeutically it has similar anti bacterial and anti fungal properties to Tea Tree but smells more delicate with a soft fresh scent and a subtle sweetness. The oil also offers immune boosting effects as well as anti inflammatory properties. Fragonia is becoming a popular choice amongst healers for emotional and energetic balancing and can reportedly assist with jet lag and resetting the body clock as well as helping to clear emotional blocks. Fragonia oil features in Clarity Remedy Oil and Sacred Stardust Dream Mist.
Lemon Myrtle Essential oil
Steam distilled from a tree native to Queensland, Australia which grows in coastal rainforests, Lemon Myrtle has a beautiful uplifting and fresh lemon scent, sweeter and more lemony than lemongrass. Therapeutically it is used for its potent antimicrobial properties and as such is helpful for cold and flu symptoms. Emotionally it can assist with focus, lifting the spirits as well as calming the mind. Energetically Lemon Myrtle is purifying and helps to strengthen the connection between our solar plexus and heart chakras, assisting with confidence and heart centred motivation. Lemon Myrtle oil features in Clarity Remedy Oil.
Macadamia Nut Oil
Cold pressed from the creamy and delicious native Australian Macadamia nuts, this oil is perfect for use on dehydrated and sensitive skin, as it absorbs beautifully without being too greasy but still offers excellent hydration and nourishment. This oil is very rich source of antioxidants and essential fatty acids, particularly Oleic acid (excellent for regenerating and moisturising) and palmitoleic acid (can help to delay skin and cell ageing encouraging cell repair) and is calming on inflamed skin, protects and replenishes dry and mature skin, but is also suitable for combination skin when combined with other lighter oils such as Jojoba.
Macadamia nut oil is also rich in phytosterols. According to researchers at the Institute for Environmental Medicine in Dusseldorf, Germany, plant based phytosterols not only help to stop collagen reduction, they can also encourage new collagen production. Organic Macadamia oil is one of the star ingredients in Rose Radiance Facial Nectar used for its nourishing and protective properties. Organic Calendula petals impart their anti inflammatory and skin soothing properties into the macadamia oil through a handcrafted solar infusion process made in house especially for the Rose Radiance Facial Nectar.
A tiny native tropical fruit which happens to have the highest known Vitamin C concentration of any single natural food source in the world. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and plays an important role in natural skincare helping to protect against skin damage, fade scaring and pigmentation. Kakadu Plum is also healing on problem and sensitive skin due to its anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Organic Kakadu Plum extract features in Rose Radiance Face Mist
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A very light oil (actually a liquid wax) similar in structure to sebum so is suitable for all skin types and absorbs very easily and does not clog pores (non comedogenic), this oil also has anti inflammatory properties and feels silky and light on the skin. Jojoba is rich in vitamin E and is excellent for all skin types. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it helpful for the treatment of acne, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
Handcrafted, Solar infused Frankincense Extract
Phytochemicals and boswellic acid from finely ground Frankincense resin are released into the jojoba oil through a handcrafted solar infusion process. Phytochemicals can help to rejuvenate the skin, increase elasticity, reduce wrinkles and signs of ageing. Vitamin B rich Vanilla beans are also infused into the formula jojoba oil to increase antioxidant content (which help to prevent and reverse skin damage). A frankincense resin infusion provides a broader spectrum of phytochemicals than the isolated essential oil. Rose Radiance Facial Nectar and Earth Song Anointing Parfum both feature an in-house extracted frankincense infusion with jojoba oil as the base. Our frankincense is ethically sourced from Somali from our partner who trades with an 'on the ground master of relationships' who works out of Morocco. The supplier buys direct from producing communities, paying them what they ask for and never in contras or compromises. The Frankincense resin (and oil) is brought back to Morocco and on-shipped to our supplier.
Handcrafted Organic Vanilla Bean Extract
Vitamin B rich Vanilla beans are also infused into jojoba oil (in house) to increase antioxidant content. Antioxidants help to prevent and reverse skin damage. The vanilla beans impart a subtle vanilla fragrance. Organic Vanilla Infused Jojoba features in Divine Dew Drops Radiance Oil, Aligned Anointing Oil and Rose Radiance Facial Nectar.
Pomegranate Seed oil
This anti oxidant powerhouse has very high levels of punicic and ellagic acids which can aid in the increased production of collagen and assist with protecting again free radicals and sun damage. The pomegranate is associated with Persephone, the Greek Goddess of the underworld as well as the maiden of Spring. Persephone embodies transformation and the delicate balance between light and dark and represents the continual cycles of the earth: growth, dormancy and re-growth as well as fertility and abundance. Organic Pomegranate CO2 oil features in Rose Radiance Facial Nectar.
This oil comes from a tiny orange berry native to parts of Europe and Russia and is high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Seabuckthorn oil contains vitamins A, C and E content as well a betacarotene and can help protect the skin from sun damage, free radical damage and the ageing process. Organic Seabuckthorn CO2 oil features in Rose Radiance Facial Nectar.
Rosehip oil comes from the seeds of a tiny fruit of a wild rose. It is a naturally rich source of essential fatty acids omega 6 and omega 3 and antioxidant betacarotene which makes the oil very replenishing, regenerative and promotes skin elasticity and firmness. It also contains natural retinoic acid, which is a derivative of vitamin A, beneficial for healing scarring and sun damage. Organic Rosehip oil features in Rose Radiance Facial Nectar.