Essential Oils

The wonderful world of scent and aromas

Scent and smell is everywhere. In fact smell is the first thing we use to evolve.

Our Olfactory system (which allows us to smell) is constantly surrounded and interpreting all different types of scents, smells and aromas.

Here at Smelly Business, we believe in the power of scent!

All the essential oils used in our soaps are either organic or wild crafted and sourced when possible from local distillers.

Essential oils are very powerful and have many healing attributes, both mentally and physically. Please find below a list of some of the oils we use in our soaps and some of their therapeutic benefits.

French Lavender

(Lavandula detata

French lavender essential oil offers a fresh, floral scent and is best known for its calming and relaxing properties. It is kind and gentle and also one of the safest oils to use on the skin offering a vast array of healing properties for skin repair and rejuvenation.

The scent of French Lavender essential oil is floral, sweet and slightly herbaceous.
Of all the essential oils, Lavender is by far the most versatile and widely used.

Therapeutic benefits of Lavender can include:

  • Calming and soothing to the nervous system
  • Can help to promote a peaceful and relaxing nights sleep
  • Can assist in releasing feelings of stress and anxiety
  • Can help to relieve tired or aching muscles
  • Can assist in healing minor skin conditions or irritation
  • Helps relax the mind and body

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang essential oil has a sweet, intense floral aroma and is best known for its seductive and aphrodisiac qualities.

The rich, warm, exotic scent of Ylang Ylang can be both euphoric yet sedating to the nervous system and may help to calm anxiety and nervous tension.

Tahitian Lime

Tahitian Lime essential oil offers a smooth and mellow yet zesty citrus burst of scent. It has a fruity undertone with tangy, clear and sharp notes on top.

This heavenly aroma has many beneficial therapeutic properties.

It can be extremely beneficial for stress and anxiety, as the aroma is deeply soothing and relaxing to the nervous system. Tahitian Lime essential oil may also be helpful to calm frazzled nerves, uplift the spirit and provide clarity.

Rose Geranium

The scent of Rose Geranium essential oil is rich and floral. The warm aroma is refreshing and soothing and can be beneficial for enhancing emotional balance and stability.

Rose Geranium essential oil can be useful for relieving anxiety and stress. 

Rose Geranium oil softens and soothers the skin and is extremely useful for relieving muscle aches and pains.

Use Rose Geranium essential oil for promoting glowing and radiant skin, reducing inflammation and treating acne.

Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange essential oil smells reminiscent of freshly cut sweet oranges. Delicious and refreshing, this oil can help to promote feelings of happiness, warmth and security.

An absolute favourite with children and with good reason!! Sweet orange is calming to an over active mind and can be useful for promoting peaceful and relaxing sleep.

Lotus Blossom Absolute

Absolutes are similar to essential oils.  They are concentrated, highly aromatic oily mixtures extracted from plants.

Lotus Blossom Absolute is a truly exquisite aroma.   It has an exceptionally rich, honeyed, dense floral aroma that is earthy and creamy sweet.  Highly fragrant and often sought after for use in high end perfumes.

The Lotus Blossom Absolute we use is  organically grown from ethical, organic based farmers.

The soothing and calming properties of Lotus Blossom have immediate and deep effects to the body, mind and spirit.

Lotus Blossom encourages openness, kindness, spiritual aspirations and forgiveness.

Lotus Blossom oil also possesses anti-aging properties which assist to repair the skin.

By using Lotus Blossom in your skin care routine, it can help to achieve beautiful, smooth and radiant skin.

Peppermint Eucalyptus

(Eucalyptus Dives)

Peppermint Eucalyptus smells just like the name suggests; a strong cooling menthol scent combined with that of Eucalyptus.
Peppermint Eucalyptus is a natural decongestant.  Its strong and powerful scent naturally supports deep and clear breathing, and can be useful to help with sinus issues, hayfever and/or allergies.
Refreshing and vitalizing, this soap will add a zing to your day in a positive way!
Due to the high menthol content, this oil is not recommended for children under 14, pregnant ladies or the elderly.

Frangipani Absolute

(Plumeria Obtusa)

Absolutes are similar to essential oils.  They are concentrated, highly aromatic oily mixtures extracted from plants.

Frangipani is in a class of its own.

The scent is highly intoxicating and rich in floral aromas that are an aromatic treat!!

Frangipani has a huge range of health benefits, both mentally and physically.

Mentally, inhaling Frangipani helps to calm the mind and gently soothe away  any cares or worries.  It stimulates the production of dopamine and serotonin, making you feel happy and relaxed, promoting a restful sleep. It can aid in lifting the veil of depression and also help in restoring self confidence.

On a physical level, Frangipani can help to alleviate muscle tension or tightness, reduce inflammation and generally give your skin a rich and healthy glow. 

Vanilla CO2

Vanilla Co2 is extremely rare. 

Co2 is an extraction method, where the Vanilla bean is literally blasted with carbon and explodes, revealing the sacred essence inside.

We source ours from an Organic supplier and the smell is deep, rich and intoxicating!!

The aroma of Vanilla  can assist in providing a sense of nurturing protection. It is nourishing to the nervous system and can provide support to weakened or fragile states of mind, helping to relieve anxiety and stress.

Jojoba Oil

(Simmondsia Chinensis)

Jojoba Oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) is actually liquid wax rather than an oil.  It is the closest oil to resemble the sebum of the skin.

Super rich in nutrients such as Vitamin E and B, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that work together to help repair damaged skin cells, fight premature ageing and provide long lasting moisture and hydration for the skin.

Jojoba oil penetrates easily into the skin, and is well suited for all skin types, but particularly beneficial for sensitive, oily and combination skin.

At Smelly Business we use Jojoba Oil quite a bit when preparing blends and preserving delicate oils and absolutes.  

With excellent skin healing properties, Jojoba oil is also effective as a moisturiser and can help to  treat signs of ageing by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.