BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in blends to get the benefits of multiple oils in the one use.

Inhaling the aroma of essential oils can stimulate the limbic system, which is a part of the brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviours, sense of smell and long term memory. This system also plays a role in some unconscious physiological functions, such as breathing, heart rate and blood pressure which is why essential oils are said to help with both mental wellness and physical healing.

So, when choosing to fragrance our beautiful Aura Hampers products, why would we look anywhere else?! Aura Hampers proudly use 100% pure essential oils to fragrance all of our products, even the room sprays and candles, to ensure you and your family are not inhaling or absorbing any nasties.

Listed below are the suggested benefits of each essential oil used in our various Aura Hampers:

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AURA 'BLOOM' (for later pregnancy and breastfeeding*)

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia): renowned for its calming properties, lavender relaxes the body and mind to ease anxiety and depression, regulate blood pressure, and promote a good nights rest.

Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens): balancing for the skin, supportive of the immune system, and has calming and grounding effects on the mood.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata): calming and uplifting, ylang ylang supports overall hormonal health and is often used to ease anxiety and depression, treat headaches, nausea and skin conditions. 

Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia): an antidepressant oil with sedative qualities and an uplifting scent, making it beneficial for boosting mood and emotions. It is also great for improving the skins texture.

Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum Nobile): has mood balancing properties to lift the spirits and promote relaxation, encouraging a restful nights sleep.

*Not recommended for first trimester

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AURA 'LULLABY' (diluted for babies and children over 3mths of age)

Contains essential oils:

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia): renowned for its calming properties, lavender relaxes the body and mind to ease anxiety and depression, regulate blood pressure, and promote a good nights rest.

Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum Nobile): has mood balancing properties to lift the spirits and promote relaxation, encouraging a restful nights sleep.

Sweet Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis): this mood boosting oil helps to ease anxiety and depression, brightens dull skin, eases water retention and constipation and promotes restful sleep.

Mandarin (Citrus Nobilis): mandarin essential oil is conducive to rest and can help combat insomnia.

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AURA 'RESTORE' (for labour, breastfeeding and postpartum recovery)

Contains essential oils:

Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia): an antidepressant oil with sedative qualities and an uplifting scent, making it beneficial for boosting mood and emotions. It is also great for improving the skins texture. 

Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri): valued for its skin healing properties, frankincense is one of the top oils recommended for treating inflammation. It is a grounding oil, that supports the respiratory system and can help you relax and unwind.

*Clary sage (Salvia Sclarea): can help relieve pain and promote contractions of the uterus or womb during labour to help ease childbirth and delivery. For this reason though, it is not recommended during pregnancy. Clary sage also helps to stimulate breast milk production.

Mandarin (Citrus Reticulata): mandarin essential oil is conducive to rest and can help combat insomnia.

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia): renowned for its calming properties, lavender relaxes the body and mind to ease anxiety and depression, regulate blood pressure, and promote a good nightsrest.

Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin): promotes healthy skin reducing dryness and aiding dermatitis, eczema and acne. It also has wound healing and scar reducing properties as well asaphrodisiac effects.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata): calming and uplifting, ylang ylang supports overall hormonal health and is often used to ease anxiety and depression, treat headaches, nausea and skin conditions. 

Sweet Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis), : this mood boosting oil helps to ease anxiety and depression, brightens dull skin, eases water retention and constipation and promotes restful sleep.

*Not recommended for pregnancy.

These products may be used in the weeks leading up to the estimated birth date, during labour, birthing and beyond. The oils in this blend have been selected to support a calm yet aware birthing process and assist in recovery postpartum.

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AURA 'ENLIVEN'

Lemon (Citrus Limon): known as an uplifting mood booster, lemon essential oil is revitalising. Naturally packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, astringent and antimicrobial properties, it is known to detoxify, cleanse, brighten and reduce skin inflammation while the zesty aroma has a revitalising effect on mood and focus.

Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens): balancing for the skin, supportive of the immune system, and has calming and grounding effects Mandarinon the mood.

Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis): activates the lymphatic system to clear toxins, curb hangovers and headaches, reduce mental fatigue and depression. It aids with healthy skin, helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite and relieves muscle and joint pain, cramps and headaches.

Sweet Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis): this mood boosting oil helps to ease anxiety and depression, brightens dull skin, eases water retention and constipation and promotes restful sleep.

Palmarosa (Cymbopogon Martini): well known for its hydrating properties, palmarosa is antinflammatory and skin balancing, it is antibacterial and antiseptic to aid with healing.

*May Chang (Litsea Cubeba): uplifting and stimulating to boost mood and relieve fatigue, may chang supports the heart and respiratory system, and its astringent properties have a tightening and firming effect on the skin.

*Not for pregnancy and breastfeeding

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AURA 'RITUAL'

Orange (Citrus Sinensis): this mood boosting oil helps to ease anxiety and depression, brightens dull skin, eases water retention and constipation and promotes restful sleep.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus): a natural antiseptic with antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, eucalyptus promotes healthy skin and wound healing.

*Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Flexuosus): an uplifting mood booster, lemongrass essential oil is revitalising and helps to relieve headaches, stress and anxiety. It is antinflammitory to relieve muscle pain and reduce body aches, and is antibacterial with antioxidants.

*Peppermint (Mentha x Piperita): can help ease pregnancy discomforts such as nausea, stomach upset, constipation, headaches and heartburn. It is also energising with antibacterial and antioxidant properties. (Peppermint should be used with caution when nursing as it can affect milk supply).

Cardamon (Elettaria Cardamomum): promotes healthy blood circulation with antiseptic and antimicrobial properties healing and healthy skin. It has antispasmodic properties to relieve symptoms of nausea, or pain from stomach and muscle cramps, it soothes nervous tension, stress and headaches and boosts mood and concentration.

*Not recommended for pregnancy and breastfeeding

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AURA 'CHERISH'

Rose Otto (Rosa x Damascena): calming and uplifting, rose otto has cooling, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties to help prevent scarring, treat broken capillaries, and relieve stress.

Neroli (Citrus Aurantium): decreases blood pressure and cortisol levels to reduce stress, pain and inflammation and balances hormones to improve symptoms of menopause. It has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties to repair and rejuvenate skin.

Australian Sandalwood (Santalum Sicatum): anti-bacterial to calm and balance the skin. It is relaxing and grounding to still the mind, improve mental clarity and promote sleep.

Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum Officinale): a popular natural remedy for improving mood, overcoming stress and balancing hormones (reducing menopausal symptoms and cramps), jasmine is also an aphrodisiac that helps to fight low energy. It helps to regulate heart rate, body temperature, stress response, blood pressure and breathing and promotes restful sleep.

Orange (Citrus Sinensis): this mood boosting oil helps to ease anxiety and depression, brightens dull skin, eases water retention and constipation and promotes restful sleep.

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