Guide to Botanical Oils

Want to know everything about the most used botanical oils in beauty and aromatherapy? Argiletz tells you everything. Select the botanical oil or oily macerate of your choice and let yourself be guided.

Sweet almond

Latin name: Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A Webb Syn. Prunus amygdalus var. dulcis (Borkh. Ex DC.) Koehne

Its main properties* would be:

  • Soothing:
    the sweet almond soothes the little hassles of everyday life, the skin that pulls, the small irritations …
  • Fortifying: for a more resistant skin, with a better elasticity. It would thus help to fight against stretch marks, crevices and cracks.
  • Protects the skin
  • Easily penetrates
  • Ideal for hair: strengthens and prevents dehydration

It would often be advised* to:

  • Sensitive, dry and fragile skin.
  • On the body: It can be used as a massage base or for stretch marks.
  • On hair: it is suitable for dry, forked and or colored hair.

It would often be used* to:

  • Massage oil
  • Stretch mark oil
  • Softening and nourishing care for the body and face
  • Care for chapped, cracked skin
  • Cleansing oil
  • Mask and hair serum
  • Care for nails and cuticles

It is associated with: pink clay, white clay, green clay. It is also perfect with chamomile floral water for special recipes sensitive skin.

LES ESSSENTIELS_PEAUX SENSIBLES

Popular recipes*:

What it contains*:

Phytosterols, triacylglycerides, triterpene alcohols, vitamins E, B2, B5 and F, oleic acid (58 to 86%).

* Based on literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specializing in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be held responsible for the use you make of this information or of our products. Argiletz cannot replace healthcare professionals. We inform you to always consult a doctor, pharmacist or any health professional before any use, it will be prolonged or for therapeutic use of essential oils. Likewise if you have symptoms or known pathologies.

bibliography:

Ma bible des huiles essentielles de Delétraz et Danièle Festy

Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentielles des Dr Françoise Couic Marinier et Dr Anthony Touboul

Aromathérapie du Dr Jean Valnet

L’Aromathérapie exactement de P. Franchomme et du Dr D. Pénoël

La Bible de l’aromathérapie de Nerys Purchon

ABC des huiles essentielles du Dr Telphon

L’aromathérapie de Nelly Grosjean.

Les Huiles végétales, c’est malin de Julien Kaibeck

Slow cosmétique, le guide visuel de Mélanie Dupuis et Julien Kaibeck

Le Grand livre des huiles végétales de Alix Lelief-Delcourt

Les Huiles végétales : huiles de santé et de beauté de Chantal Clergeaud et Lionel Clergeaud

Pour une cosmétique intelligente – huiles essentielles et végétales de Dominique Baudoux

Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

Calophylle inophyllum

Latin name: Calophyllum inophyllum L.


This oil, also called Tamanu oil, is rich in powerful active ingredients. The oil has long been used in the islands of the Pacific and Indian Ocean for its many virtues which make Calophyllum oil one of the most powerful therapeutically.

Its main properties* would be:

  • Toning:
    calophyll oil would help tone blood circulation.
  • Restorative and regenerating: it would help the skin to repair itself faster and contribute to faster healing.
  • Softening and strong
  • Purifying: on the skin and body, it would have purifying and antiseptic properties.
  • Calming: thanks to the presence in its composition of active ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties.

It would often be advised* to:

  • All skin types, even fragile, irritated, prone to redness, scales, rosacea. Oily skin, prone to acne and blemishes.
  • On the hair: Ideal for irritated scalps and dandruff problems.

We associate it with: Green clay to complete its restorative action and lavender floral water for its purifying side. Oily skin will love it!

LES ESSSENTIELS_PEAUX PURIFIEES

It would often be used* to:

  • Restorative care
  • Anti-redness, rosacea, acne, anti-aging care.
  • Eye contour care
  • Massage oil
  • Support for essential oils
  • Anti-cellulite care
  • Care of heavy legs
  • Joint care
  • Stretch mark care
  • Etc

Popular recipes*:

  • Green clay blemish mask : Mix 2 tablespoons of green clay and a tablespoon of lavender floral water. Add a teaspoon of calophyll oil to achieve the desired consistency and smoothness. Apply a thick layer on the face, avoiding the eye area for 10 minutes without letting it dry. Then rinse with clean water.
  • SOS button roll on: Mix 3 drops of tea tree essential oil and 10 ml of calophyll oil in a roll-on bottle. Apply and massage with the ball directly onto the area.
  • Scar Oil : Combine 3 drops of helichrysum essential oil, 5 ml of calophyll oil and 5 ml of rosehip oil. Use the massage oil mixture directly on the affected area.

What it contains*:

Linoleic acid (70 to 75%), oleic acid (7 to 17%), palmitic acid (4 to 10%), stearic acid (1 to 5%), vitamins B, E and K, flavonoids, polyphenols, calaustralin, calophyllolide, inophylline.

* Based on the literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specializing in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be responsible for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz cannot replace healthcare professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other healthcare professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use, of essential oils. Likewise if you have symptoms or known pathologies.

bibliography:

Ma bible des huiles essentielles de Delétraz et Danièle Festy

Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentielles des Dr Françoise Couic Marinier et Dr Anthony Touboul

Aromathérapie du Dr Jean Valnet

L’Aromathérapie exactement de P. Franchomme et du Dr D. Pénoël

La Bible de l’aromathérapie de Nerys Purchon

ABC des huiles essentielles du Dr Telphon

L’aromathérapie de Nelly Grosjean.

Les Huiles végétales, c’est malin de Julien Kaibeck

Slow cosmétique, le guide visuel de Mélanie Dupuis et Julien Kaibeck

Le Grand livre des huiles végétales de Alix Lelief-Delcourt

Les Huiles végétales : huiles de santé et de beauté de Chantal Clergeaud et Lionel Clergeaud

Pour une cosmétique intelligente – huiles essentielles et végétales de Dominique Baudoux

Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

Apricot

Latin name: Prunus Armeniaca L.


Extracted from the apricot kernel, this oil is known for its softening properties. It is excellent for beauty treatments, especially the face, to illuminate, give radiance and tone to tired skin. It is also perfect in aromatherapy used as an excipient and is highly appreciated for its rapid absorption and its “no greasy film” aspect.

Its main properties*:

Toning : for a skin full of energy.

Antioxidant : to fight naturally against the signs of aging.

Firming.

Protective : it protects your skin from dehydration.

Non-greasy texture : it penetrates quickly, almost like a dry oil. This makes it ideal for massages.

Healthy glow effect : thanks to the carotenoids it contains, it illuminates your skin for a natural healthy glow.

It would be advised* often to:

  • Dry, sensitive, combination skin. It is also suitable for the problems of mature skin: sagging, tired complexion …
  • By cleansing
  • On dry hair
  • On the body: to hydrate and nourish or as a massage base …

To associate with : With yellow clay and orange blossom floral water, the best for combination skin.

LES ESSSENTIELS_PEAUX MIXTES

It would be used* often to:

  • Homemade facial treatments (serum …)
  • Homemade body care

Popular recipes*:

Balancing Mask: Mix 2 tablespoons of yellow clay and a tablespoon of orange blossom floral water. Add a teaspoon of apricot kernel oil to get the desired consistency and smoothness. Apply a thick layer on the face, avoiding the eye area for 10 minutes without letting it dry. Then rinse with clean water.

What it contains*:

Carotenoids, vitamin E, oleic acid (55 to 71.8%) and palmitic acid (3 to 10%).

* Based on the literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specializing in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be responsible for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz cannot replace healthcare professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other healthcare professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use, of essential oils. Likewise if you have symptoms or known pathologies.

bibliography:

Ma bible des huiles essentielles de Delétraz et Danièle Festy

Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentielles des Dr Françoise Couic Marinier et Dr Anthony Touboul

Aromathérapie du Dr Jean Valnet

L’Aromathérapie exactement de P. Franchomme et du Dr D. Pénoël

La Bible de l’aromathérapie de Nerys Purchon

ABC des huiles essentielles du Dr Telphon

L’aromathérapie de Nelly Grosjean.

Les Huiles végétales, c’est malin de Julien Kaibeck

Slow cosmétique, le guide visuel de Mélanie Dupuis et Julien Kaibeck

Le Grand livre des huiles végétales de Alix Lelief-Delcourt

Les Huiles végétales : huiles de santé et de beauté de Chantal Clergeaud et Lionel Clergeaud

Pour une cosmétique intelligente – huiles essentielles et végétales de Dominique Baudoux

Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

Rosehip

Latin name: Rosa Rubiginosa L.


Its main properties* would be:

  • Regenerating
  • Firming
  • Circulatory
  • Healing
  • Softening
  • Healthy glow
  • Excellent care for dry hair

It would be advised* often to:

  • Mature, sensitive skin prone to redness and irritation. Atopic, dehydrated, dull and tired skin.
  • Dry hair.

We associate it with : Red clay and rosehip floral water! An ideal combo for tailor-made treatments for dry skin.

LES ESSSENTIELS_PEAUX SECHES

It would often be used to*:

  • Facial treatment
  • Body care
  • Massage base: stretch marks…
  • Care of dry hair

Popular recipes*:

  • Mask for dry skin: Combine 2 tablespoons of red clay and a tablespoon of rose flower water. Add a teaspoon of rosehip oil to achieve the desired consistency and smoothness. Apply a thick layer on the face, avoiding the eye area for 10 minutes without letting it dry. Then rinse with clean water.

What it contains*:

Linoleic acid (40 to 65%), linolenic acid (20 to 40%), vitamins A, E and K, squalenes.

* Based on the literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specializing in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be responsible for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz cannot replace healthcare professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other healthcare professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use, of essential oils. Likewise if you have symptoms or known pathologies.

bibliography:

Arnica

Latin name: Arnica montana L.


It is the ideal plant for badaboums, bumps and small bumps. Macerated in vegetable oil, arnica flower delivers its unparalleled benefits.

Its main properties* would be:

  • Prevent bruises and bumps
  • Would be rich in naturally anti-inflammatory active ingredients
  • Would have restorative properties: arnica would stimulate cell renewal and help healing
  • Would have an antibacterial action
  • Excellent support for massages

She would often be advised to*:

The whole family, from 6 years old. For all everyday ailments, knocks, bumps, bruises, bruises and muscle and joint discomfort…

We associate it with : green clay, wintergreen essential oil or St. John’s Wort macerate. A 100% natural anti-sore emergency kit.

LES ESSSENTIELS_APAISER, SOULAGER, PROTEGER

It would often be used to*:

  • Body care: soothes rheumatism – anti-hematoma treatment, treatment for athletes…

Popular recipes*:

Preventive anti-bruise and bump potion: Mix 3 drops of helichrysum essential oil in 10 ml of oily Arnica macerate. Massage locally. Do not apply to an open or raw wound.

Anti-stiffness treatment: Mix 2 drops of wintergreen essential oil in 10 ml of oily Arnica macerate. Apply by massaging after exercise to prevent the appearance of stiffness. You can also apply this mixture in case of existing aches.

Treatment for heavy legs: Mix 15 ml of calophyll oil, 15 ml of oily macerate of arnica and 9 drops of lemon essential oil. Massage locally.

What it contains*:

Oleic acid, linoleic acid, essential oil, sesquiterpene lactones, phytosterols, etc …

* Based on the literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specializing in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be responsible for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz cannot replace healthcare professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other healthcare professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use, of essential oils. Likewise if you have symptoms or known pathologies.

bibliography:

Ma bible des huiles essentielles de Delétraz et Danièle Festy

Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentielles des Dr Françoise Couic Marinier et Dr Anthony Touboul

Aromathérapie du Dr Jean Valnet

L’Aromathérapie exactement de P. Franchomme et du Dr D. Pénoël

La Bible de l’aromathérapie de Nerys Purchon

ABC des huiles essentielles du Dr Telphon

L’aromathérapie de Nelly Grosjean.

Les Huiles végétales, c’est malin de Julien Kaibeck

Slow cosmétique, le guide visuel de Mélanie Dupuis et Julien Kaibeck

Le Grand livre des huiles végétales de Alix Lelief-Delcourt

Les Huiles végétales : huiles de santé et de beauté de Chantal Clergeaud et Lionel Clergeaud

Pour une cosmétique intelligente – huiles essentielles et végétales de Dominique Baudoux

Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

St. John’s Wort

Latin name: Hypericum perforatum L.


Historically used for therapeutic purposes, St. John’s Wort flowers macerated in sunflower oil create a remarkable blend.

Its main properties* would be:

  • Calming
  • Soothing
  • Softener
  • Repairer
  • Would accelerate healing
  • Rich in naturally analgesic and anti-inflammatory active ingredients

It would often be advised for *:

  • Aggressive, irritated, painful skin

It is associated with: green clay, wintergreen essential oil or St. John’s Wort macerate. A 100% natural anti-sore emergency kit.

LES ESSSENTIELS_APAISER, SOULAGER, PROTEGER

It would often be used to*:

  • Body care (in the evening only or during the day but without exposure to the sun within 6 hours of application) – in after-sun care or as a massage base.

Popular recipes*:

  • After sun routine: apply a green clay poultice to the skin for 1 to 2 hours, then rinse and massage the area with the oily macerate of St. John’s Wort.

What it contains*:

Oleic acid, linoleic acid, sesquiterpene terpenes, hyperforin, hypericinate.

* Based on literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specialized in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be liable for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz is no substitute for health professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other health professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use of essential oils. The same goes for you to have known symptoms or pathologies.

bibliography:

Ma bible des huiles essentielles de Delétraz et Danièle Festy

Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentielles des Dr Françoise Couic Marinier et Dr Anthony Touboul

Aromathérapie du Dr Jean Valnet

L’Aromathérapie exactement de P. Franchomme et du Dr D. Pénoël

La Bible de l’aromathérapie de Nerys Purchon

ABC des huiles essentielles du Dr Telphon

L’aromathérapie de Nelly Grosjean.

Les Huiles végétales, c’est malin de Julien Kaibeck

Slow cosmétique, le guide visuel de Mélanie Dupuis et Julien Kaibeck

Le Grand livre des huiles végétales de Alix Lelief-Delcourt

Les Huiles végétales : huiles de santé et de beauté de Chantal Clergeaud et Lionel Clergeaud

Pour une cosmétique intelligente – huiles essentielles et végétales de Dominique Baudoux

Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

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