Veggy Malta has a look at a new range of products on the island. They are Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils.
Essential oils have been used by individuals for millennia both for healing purposes and for cosmetic ones. The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In fact by distillation the oil and water parts are separated, creating highly concentrated oils. 
Essential oils are used for a variety of reasons yet generally they are always applied in dilution. You can add 5 to 10 drops of your chosen oil in baths, or 2 drops to 10 ml base oil to blend your massage oil. Some add a few drops on their diffuser and finally there are those that add a few drops to a bowl of hot water for a steam inhalation or facial cleanse. Interestingly Aqua Oleum essential oils carry the seal of approval of the Soil Association thus certifying its organic content.
Aqua Oleum also has a full range of massage oils also organic. This is great, as it twins the multiple benefits of massage with organic oils made from natural ingredients (which are absorbed by the body). As mentioned massage has a number of health benefits including relief from anxiety, aches and pain, nervous problems, immunity, proper sleep, skin care and poor circulation.  Within the Aqua Oleum range you will find 6 massage oils which have different properties. The oils are Aches & Pains, After Dark, Oriental Spice, Purity, Tranquillity and Vitality. If you want to add on some extra “benefits” to your massage, After Dark and Oriental Spice are the two with aphrodisiac properties.
Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils range and benefits
Aqua Oleum has a full range of essential oils but lets have a look at a what could make your starter kit and what health benefits they are associated with.
- Citronella Cymbopogon Nardus | Reviving / stimulating, purifying air-freshener, insect & moth repellent. €7.58
- Frankincense Boswellia Neglecta | Soothing / elevating, aids meditation & relaxation, helps breathe easily. €19.58 * 10 ml
- Ginger Zingiber Officinale |Warming / heating, soothes the joints, traditional aphrodisiac. €15.31 * 10 ml
- Grapefruit Citrus X Paradisi | Purifying / invigorating, excellent detox aid, toning and stimulating. €9.42 * 10 ml
- Lavender Lavandula angustifolia | Relaxing / soothing, invaluable for skin care, a very versatile remedy. €9.42 * 10 ml
- Lemon Citrus Limon | Purifying / refreshing, excellent detox aid, helps eliminate cellulite. €6.56 * 10 ml
- Orange Citrus Sinensis | Soothing / comforting, eases nervous tension, traditional festive aroma. €6.21 * 10 ml
- Peppermint Mentha Peperita | Cooling / refreshing, helps breathe easily, good for colds & chills. €9.02 * 10 ml
- Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis | Fortifying / stimulating, soothes the joints, purifying air freshener. €7.18 * 10 ml
- Tea tree Melaleuca Alternifolia | Anti-infectious / anti-viral. Invaluable for skin care. Mini home-aid kit! €7.58 * 10 ml
From where can you buy Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils?
Aqua Oleum 100% organic essential oils can be purchased from Sattva and Greens Supermarket.