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Essential Oils

Misty Willow carries only the finest essential oils, which are aromatic liquids from flower, tree, root or seed. It is the life blood of the vegetation that protects the plant and helps it thrive.

Working symbiotically in union with humans, oils can be used by inhalation, topical application or in a humidifier with water. We combine essential oils to create a line of body products that are good for not only you but also the environment. Owner Peg Heinzelman, is a Certified Aroma therapist with 10 yrs experience.


Common Uses

Body Products - We use natural cream or lotion in conjunction with organic essential oils to relieve aches and pains associated by overuse of muscles or joints.

Headache Blend - Therapeutic essential oils in jojoba or coconut oil base, soothing relief in minutes. Available in clear glass rollerball containers: 1/3 oz $8 or 1/6 oz $5

Muscle and Back Relief - Choice of oil or lotion base with essential oils having a refreshing scent.

Room Mist Spray - use essential oils as a mist that can be sprayed in the air or on bedding. Use in your office to create an atmosphere just for you. Room Mists come in 4oz ($10) or 8oz ($16) spray bottles.

Invigorate - stimulate with a citrusy and uplifting scent
Calm - smells of a forest to relax the mind and body
Relax - Imagine yourself relaxing in a secluded lavender
garden where worries float away
Purify - spray during the cold or flu season to clean the air,
neutralize smells and can even be used as an insect repellant.

 


Skin Care Must Have

For both inside and out of your body.

Vitamin A Thickens and stimulates the dermis where collagen, elastin and blood vessels are, so it reduces wrinkles and increases blood flow to the surface of the skin. Vita A also increases the deposition of collagen and slows the breakdown of your collagen and elastin from your normal aging.

Vitamin C aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels, giving the skin its firmness and strength, and is a key to producing collagen.

Vitamin E and antioxidant, protects your skin from molecules that damage collagen, cause dry skin and lead to fine lines and wrinkles

Manuka Oil has been shown to be effective when used as an antibacterial, antifungal, or anti-inflammatory. It is known to be effective as a treatment against some antibiotic-resistant organisms. The honey of the Manuka plant has been tested for activity against staphylococcus aureus which is the bacteria that causes skin infections such as impetigo. and has shown to be effective in laboratory tests against 39 different micro-organisms, in particular streptococci and staphylococcal bacteria.

Oleic
and linoleic fatty acids moisturize skin and lock in moisture..

Examples of these vital elements are in: carrot seed oil, citrus, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, safflower, sesame seed oil shea butter, Apricot kernel oil Argan oil avocado oil.

These oils can be found in Misty Willow Facial Serum
 


Therapeutic Action of Essential Oils

 

Lavender Oil - is used for animal bites, bruises, bumps, burns, dry flakey skin, physical exhaustion, fevers, fractures, grazes & cuts, headaches, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, infections, insect bites insect repellant, jet lag, muscle aches, rashes, sleeplessness, sprains & strains, sunburn, sunstroke, swelling, & vomiting

Lemon Oil - Citrus limon, antimicrobial antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, bactericide, diuretic, hemostatic tonic. Refreshing, purifying, cleansing. Brightens complexion useful for oily skin and acne. Prevents the spread of infection. Used for cleaning and disinfecting.

Peppermint Oil - Mentha piperita,is best for digestive upsets, refreshing, stimulating and restorative. Relieves headaches and migraines. Combined with lavender helps prevent colds and flu.

Eucalyptus Oil - analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral astringent, decongestant, expectorant, diuretic, used for colds and flu, with bergamot cold sores/herpes. Treat insect bites.

Frankincense - Boswellia carteri, antiflammatory, antiseptic astringent, expectorant, sedative, especially great for dry, sensitive and mature skin rejuvenates skin and prevents wrinkles. Counteracts respiratory problems. Relieves cystitis.

Geranium - Pelargonium gravolens, balances and regulates hormones and moods, detoxify the lymphatic system, cellulite, heals wounds quickly, antidepressant, anxiety calming.

Lemongrass - Cymbopogon flexuosus, analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, insecticidal. It is the connective tissue oil tightens and tones skin. Sport injuries, strain and sprains. Cooling refreshing, headaches.

Marjoram - Origanum majorana, analgesic, antiseptic digestive sedative, vasodilator. Warming and comforting soothing to pain and emotions little numbing, relaxes tight muscles gently dilates blood vessels, relieves menstrual cramps eases stress and nervous tension.

Thyme - Thymus vulgaris, preventing infection increases white blood count. Respiratory infections, regulates the appetite, chronic fatigue. Do not use if pregnancy.

Sage - Salvia officinalis, asthma, bronchitis, digestion, gingivitis, menopause, night sweats. Hormonal balance, memory depression dandruff, eczema, hair loss fatigue. Not to be used by children.

Tea Tree Oil - Melaleuca alternifolia/ Melaleuca quinquenervia, This jis the most medicinal of the essential oils. Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, expectorant, fungicide. Use for athlete’s foot, vaginal thrush, cold-sores, herpes, insect bites, acne, minor abrasions. Prevents colds and flu aids in recovery boosts the immune system with aloe vera soothes shingles.

Basil - Octimum basilicum, is a restorative, fortifying and clearing. It is used digestive and menstrual problems, tonic for nerves and mind. One of the oils used in muscle/joint pain formula.

Roman Chamomile - Chamaemelum nobile, used for aches and pains, gentle enough to use on infants and children, menstrual conditions, PMS, mood swings relaxation, muscular tension stress, insomnia. Great for sensitive/mature skin care.

German Chamomile - Matricaria chamomilla, treats inflammation, soothing, calming, healing to skin, balancing, cystitis, skin allergies, eczema, rashes

Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis, analgesic antiseptic, astringent, diuretic hepatic, stimulant hypertensor. Reviving refreshing, relaxes tight muscles, relieving fluid retention, detoxifying lymphatic system, Stimulants hair growth prevents dandruff.