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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, 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 inflammed 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. Organic 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. Organic Lemon Myrtle oil features in Clarity Remedy Oil.
Macadamia 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.
Kakadu Plum: 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
Other Featured Ingredients:
Rosehip oil: 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.