Essential and Carrier Oils
Essential and Carrier Oils from Pure Nuff Stuff
Don't be limited to using essential oils in oil burners (though they're great for that too) they have so many uses, home cleaning, to mood lifting ones to name but a few. We've tried to note them down on the relevant oil where possible, but many many books have been written about this subject, so these notes aren't exhaustive - do let us know what you use oils for at home and we'll put a note up on the relevant page. Have fun with them, experiment with blends and figure out what suits you and your mood, it's addictive!
Please be aware though that taking any essential oil internally is not recommended for any purpose at all. Yes, they're natural, yes, they smell great but that doesn't mean that they're safe to ingest. There is a huge amount of information on this subject on the internet and I've seen recipes that include essential oils for colds, for coughs and even, terrifyingly, to cure Ebola - they're not only inaccurate but in my opinion, they're incredibly dangerous. Smell them by all means, put a few drops in the bath absolutely, but do not eat them.
- Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
A light, healing oil which is ideal for dry or sensitive skin.
- Argan Oil
Skin softening pure oil.
- Avocado Oil
Intensely rich for dry skin; also suitable as a make-up remover and gentle enough to soothe nappy rash, in a travel-friendly bottle.
- Basil essential oil
Basil essential oil
This herb-scented oil can be used for colds, fatigue and lots more.
- Benzoin essential oil
Benzoin essential oil
A lovely oil for soothing dry or irritated skin.
- Bergamot essential oil
Bergamot essential oil
An uplifiting oil with a variety of medicinal uses.
- Black Pepper essential oil
Black Pepper essential oil
Used in the treatment of colds, aches and pains, and rheumatism.
- Calendula Oil
Unscented and pure oil.
- Carrot seed essential oil
Carrot seed essential oil
Great for hands, feet, nails and neck.
- Cedarwood essential oil
Cedarwood essential oil
A warm, woody scent to use in burners and perfumes – and to keep moths at bay.
- Chamomile (Roman) essential oil
Chamomile (Roman) essential oil
A gentle, healing oil to use on its own or with lavender.
- Cinnamon Leaf essential oil
Cinnamon Leaf essential oil
A much lighter scent than the cinnamon bark. Less earthy tonnes, complimented well with christmas fragrances such as clove and orange.
- Clary Sage essential oil
Clary Sage essential oil
A beatifully calming, earthy aroma.
- Clove Bud essential oil
Clove Bud essential oil
An instantly recognisable smell, superb in a burner (but also good for toothache).
- Cocoa Butter
A rich, intensively moisturising oil with a delicious aroma.
- Coconut Oil
For intensive moisturising, softening and protecting.
- Eucalyptus globulous essential oil
Eucalyptus globulous essential oil
A fresh, uplifting scent, great for oil burners and neutralising nasty niffs.
- Fennel Seed essential oil
Fennel Seed essential oil
This oil has a lovely fresh, herby smell that's familiar and homely.
- Frankincense essential oil
Frankincense essential oil
A powerful oil that can be used for perfumes, restoring mature skin and soothing massages.
- Geranium essential oil
Geranium essential oil
This fresh and uplifting essential oil is very versatile.
- Ginger essential oil
Ginger essential oil
Warm, spicy and great for aching muscles.
- Grapefruit essential oil
Grapefruit essential oil
A fresh, citrussy scent to banish whiffs away.
- Jasmine essential oil
Jasmine essential oil
A gorgeously heady scent for perfume or an indulgent bath.
- Jojoba Oil
A pure anti-inflammatory oil.
- Lavender Mont Blanc essential oil
Lavender Mont Blanc essential oil
More than just a flower oil, this is nature's gorgeously scented medicine cabinet.
- Lemon essential oil
Lemon essential oil
Fresh and stimulating, and especially good as a niff-buster.
- Lemon Verbena essential oil
Lemon Verbena essential oil
An oil that combines floral and citrus tones, and has a range of medicinal properties.
- Lemongrass essential oil
Lemongrass essential oil
Try this oil for its antiseptic and insect-repellant properties.
- Lime essential oil
Lime essential oil
A zingy, zesty choice, ideal for oily skin.
- Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) essential oil
Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) essential oil
We think it's hard to beat the mood-lifting properties of May Chang.
- Mandarin (red) essential oil
Mandarin (red) essential oil
A light citrus oil that can be used to help with insomnia.
- Marjoram (sweet) essential oil
Marjoram (sweet) essential oil
Help soothe away those aches and pains.
- Neroli essential oil
Neroli essential oil
Need a mood boost? Then turn to the incredible floral scent of neroli.
- Orange (sweet) essential oil
Orange (sweet) essential oil
What could be nicer than a dash of orange in a home-made cleaner?
- Palmarosa essential oil
Palmarosa essential oil
A delicately scented and uplifting essential oil.
- Patchouli essential oil
Patchouli essential oil
A useful oil with deep, woody notes.
- Peppermint essential oil
Peppermint essential oil
A stimulating oil that can help with troubled tummies.
- Pink Grapefruit Oil
Pink Grapefruit Oil
Citrusy aroma, similar and tangy like grapefruit but sweet.
- Rose essential oil 10% dilution in jojoba oil
Rose essential oil 10% dilution in jojoba oil
A fabulously scented oil that's calming for your skin.
- Rosemary essential oil
Rosemary essential oil
A powerful oil with antiseptic properties.
- Rosewood essential oil
Rosewood essential oil
An extremely potent oil with sweet and woody notes.
- Sage essential oil
Sage essential oil
A hard-working oil that's both antibacterial and astringent.
- Shea Butter
Soothing and healing for dry, damaged and mature skin.
- Spearmint essential oil
Spearmint essential oil
Calm your stomach with this handy little oil.
- Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Just the thing for a massage, or simply when dry skin needs some nourishment.
- Tea Tree essential oil
Tea Tree essential oil
Ideal for home-made cleaners, this strongly scented oil is powerfully antibacterial.
- Thyme (wild) essential oil
Thyme (wild) essential oil
Delightfully fresh and herby, with antibacterial properties.
- Ylang ylang essential oil
Ylang ylang essential oil
This oil has a fabulous scent and can also be employed for its soothing qualities.