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Essential Oils — beauty on many levels

Essential oils:

  • smell fabulous — used for millennia in scents and balms
  • good for you — we sell lots of Tea Tree for spots and Athlete’s Foot!
  • go deep into human history —┬áMary Magdalen poured Spikenard on the feet of Christ and wiped it away with her hair

Not only that but the plants they come from are often exquisitely beautiful:

caraway - carum carvi
Caraway - carum carvi
Cardamom - elettaria cardamomum
Cardamom - elettaria cardamomum
Carrot seed - daucus carota
Carrot Seed - daucus carota
Chamomile moroccan - ormenis multicaulis
Chamomile moroccan - ormenis multicaulis
Dill - anethum graveolens
Dill - anethum graveolens
Frangipani - plumeria rubra
Frangipani - plumeria rubra
Grapefruit - citrus paradisi
Grapefruit - citrus paradisi
Jasmine - jasminum grandiflorum L
Jasmine - jasminum grandiflorum L
Oakmoss - evernia prunastri
Oakmoss - evernia prunastri

New Essential Oils in Central London

Seven new essential oils will shortly be available at our stall on London’s Piccadilly:

  • Elemi
  • Lavender Spike
  • Palmarosa
  • Peru Balsam
  • Sandalwood Australian
  • Sandalwood Vanuatu
  • Spikenard

Which brings the number of oils we stock to over one hundred. Most are immediately available — phone first to be sure (07588 964 422) — and can be smelt before purchase.

I am particularly pleased to be stocking Spikenard, which has a warm and earthy scent. It is mentioned in the Bible several times, e.g.

Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. [John.12,1,3]

Spikenard with berries