Gardenia Essential Oil
Gardenia Essential Oil is a strong floral smell that has many positive health and well-being properties. It is often used in aromatherapy as it has many healing properties. It originates from Japan and is popular in China, used in herbal remedies.
The Gardenia bush grows white flowers, these petals are the most fragrant and they are soaked in fat, the fat absorbs the aroma. It is then put into alcohol to dissolve; the process is long and labour intensive and requires a lot of petals to produce a small amount of oil but the fragrance is very powerful.
It can help with stress and anxiety, headaches and skin irritations, treat insomnia, bladder and sinus infections.
Remember essential oils should always be diluted and they can irritate the skin so it is advised to do a patch test before use. Children and pregnant women are recommended not to use essential oils.