Essential Oil of the Week: Bergamot


Bergamot is a potent citrus plant whose rind is used for extracting the bergamot essential oil. It requires a specific climate in order to grow as it is a tropical plant, but is also found in some parts of Europe. Italians and Greeks have been using it for centuries as a stress reliever, and bergamot’s ability to relieve stress is only one of the purposes it serves.

  • Stimulant: Bergamot’s refreshing scent assists in creating an uplifting and calm atmosphere. It is perfect to diffuse in tension environments such as classrooms or workplaces.
  • Disinfectant: The disinfectant and antibacterial properties of bergamot help prevent the spread of bacteria.
  • Decongestant: Assists in clearing respiratory conditions and is particularly useful when trying to combat a cold or cough.
  • Anti-fungal: Recent research has demonstrated that bergamot has powerful anti-fungal properties that assist in topically fighting fungal infections on the skin. Note: It is not recommended to apply pure essential oils directly on the skin unless they have been diluted with water or a carrier oil.
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Beat Hay Fever This Spring with Essential Oils

It’s that time of the year again in the southern hemisphere where the sun is coming out and flowers are beginning to bloom. Although spring is a season of rejuvenation and warmth, it can be a nightmare for up to 10% of the world’s population who are affected by allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever. In Australia alone it affects 1 in 5 people and is particularly prevalent in people who suffer from asthma. Pollen from trees, grass and weeds is spread through the wind, birds and bees, which can cause allergic rhinitis. Classic symptoms involve a runny nose, itchy, watery eyes and scratchy throats which typically leads to poor sleep quality.

Some people have turned to essential oils in order to relieve the frustrating symptoms of hay fever, and notably they use peppermint oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil and lavender oil.

Peppermint oil: Assists in clearing nasal congestion and can help treat headaches.

Lavender oil: A part from providing a soothing effect, lavender serves as a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine to reduce symptoms of hay fever.

Lemon oil: Helps strengthen the immune system and reduces respiratory conditions. Also drains the lymphatic system and may inhibit the growth of bacteria.

Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oil: Clears sinuses and airways to assist in relieving respiratory conditions. Tea tree oil can overcome airborne pathogens that are the cause of allergies, and it also contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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The best way to achieve relief from hay fever is using these oils in conjunction with an aroma diffuser, otherwise known as diffusing the oil. Have it diffusing during the day in the living room and at night in the bedroom to provide around-the-clock relief. It will guarantee a better night’s sleep for sure!


Essential Oil of the Week: Clove Bud

Clove bud originates from the clove tree which is native to Southeast Asia. Clove bud essential oil is one of the most popular oils due to its antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal properties. It is particularly known for its oral benefits ever since the ancient Greeks and Romans used clove bud to alleviate tooth aches and bad breath. Here are some more handy facts about the noted abilities of clove bud:

  • Eliminate mould: Its antibacterial and antimould qualities assist in the removal of mould.
  • Reduce nausea: It is often used to reduce nausea, vomiting and morning sickness in pregnancy.
  • Infections: Its antiseptic properties render it as an effective agent in the treatment of wounds, cuts, athlete’s foot, infections and bruises.
  • Dental care: Although it is not recommended that pure clove oil should be induced or applied topically, or any pure essential oil for that matter, rinsing your mouth with clove oil that is excessively diluted in water may help reduce tooth pain, gum pain, cavities and bad breath.
  • Decrease stress: Clove oil is considered an aphrodisiac which helps to overcoming stress.
  • Insect repellant: The strong scent of clove bud assists in warding away insects.
  • Blood circulation: Massage your skin and muscles using clove oil diluted in a carrier oil to improve blood circulation.

Essentials In-A-Box sells a 15ml pure Clove Bud essential oil for AU$17.95. 




Essential Oil of the week: Rose Geranium

The sweet tones of Rose Geranium not only deliver a beautiful scent, but may also provide a number of health benefits. The geranium plant itself is native to South Africa, and was originally used to heal wounds and burns. The plant was brought to Europe in the 17th century to become a popular ingredient in perfumes, as it still remains to this day.

Rose geranium has a following for being useful in more ways than one, and is commonly used by aromatherapists to treat stress. Its light, fragrant scent is also enjoyed to create an uplifting environment through dispersing the scent with an aromatherapy diffuser. Other believed benefits include:

  • Treatment of nose and throat infections – Its anti-viral and antibacterial properties help to fight off infections.
  • Depression – The vibrant scent directly affects mental functioning and mood.
  • Insomnia – Creates a soothing atmosphere through the fragrant smell of the oil.
  • Anti-ageing effects – Assists in promoting cell growth and rejuvenation, as well as preventing the sagging of skin and muscles.
  • Helps ease symptoms of menopause and menstruation
  • Increases urination- To dispose of toxins and bile from the body.
  • Prevents Alzheimer’s and dementia – Geranium oil contains microglial cells which release anti-inflammatories in the neural pathways which can initiate neural degeneration.

Essentials In-a-Box has a pure Rose Geranium essential oil in a 15ml bottle for AU$21.95, which is perfect to use in an aroma diffuser in order to experience its therapeutic benefits.


*Note: We do not recommend that essential oils should be applied topically due to their high concentration.