Ingredients

Cedarwood atlas (Cedrus atlantica)

Cedarwood atlas (Cedrus atlantica)

Steam distilled from woodchips and sawdust of the Atlas cedar tree. Used as a ritual incense and in perfumery since ancient times. Warm, woody, sweet, dry, slightly oily and camphoraceous.

Cinnamon leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Cinnamon leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Steam distilled from the dried leaves of the tree. Used for temple incense by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Once the stuff of legend - an ancient, esteemed and sought after aromatic in the spice trade. Pungent, warm, spicy, candy-like aroma, reminiscent of clove with sweet, fruity nuances.

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)

Steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the herb. Native to Southern Europe. Sweet, herbal, soft, green, with elements of lavender and wood, a warm tea or tobacco-like mid note, drying down to a warm, balsamic aroma.

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)

Steam distilled from the needles and twigs and occasionally the cones of the conifer. The tree is a feature of the Mediterranean landscape. Fresh, lingering, pine-like, resinous, slightly smoky with a sweet, balsamic undertone.

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

Resin is harvested from the Olibanum tree by making incisions in the trunk or branches. The resin hardens into a gum and is steam distilled for its oil. Used since ancient times in religious ceremonies, anointing and meditative practices. Resinous, sweet, balsamic aroma with citrus notes. Sourced from Somalia.

Lime (Citrus x aurantifolia)

Lime (Citrus x aurantifolia)

Steam distilled from the peel of ripe and unripe fruits. Fresh and fruity, with candy-sweet elements and a slight floral undertone. Uplifting, refreshing properties.

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata var. mandarin)

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata var. mandarin)

Cold pressed from the fruit rind. Intense, fresh, sweet, fruity, juicy, sharp, tangy with elements of candied orange and a delicate floral, neroli-like undertone. Sourced from Australia.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)

Hydro distilled from natural exudate or gum resin collected from Commiphora shrubs. Thought to enhance spirituality and tranquillity since antiquity. Sharp, spicy, resinous, bitter, medicinal, smoky base note. Faintly balsamic or vanilla-like with a latex-like quality and elements of black licorice and mushroom.

Oleoresin

Oleoresin

Oleoresins are solvent extracted from dry resinous plant materials such as gums and powders. They consist of a mixture of essential oils and resins.

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

Steam distilled from the dried leaves of the herb. Sacred use in temples of the East. Distinctive odour- earthy, herbaceous, lingering. Aroma often improves with age.

Sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the aromatic herb. Native to Southern Europe. Plant was said to be given its fragrance by the gentle touch of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Warm, spicy and camphoraceous with woody, herbaceous undertones.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Steam distilled from the freshly picked flowers. 1st grade oil (2-2.5 hours of distilling) from Madagascar. Rich, sensual, sweet smelling oil. Medicated, fruity subsidiary notes.

To ensure maximum enjoyment and safety and to help you get the most out of your products here are some tips and pointers.

Diffusing:

  • to minimise the effect of olfactory fatigue where temporarily you are unable to pick up a particular smell after being exposed to it for a long time: switch the types of scents you use in your home from time to time, use different essential oil blends in different parts of your house, diffuse your scent intermittently throughout the day.
  • if you're scenting a particularly large space, create scented corners in your area by placing a diffuser at the entrance and exit points and at two designated spots in your room. Your choice of fragrance is perceived more effectively with this configuration as the aroma waxes and wanes as people move around the space, thus avoiding olfactory adaptation or fatigue to the particular scent.
  • Pets: always keep an eye on how your pet reacts to essential oils you're diffusing. If they're showing any signs of discomfort, switch off your diffuser/oil burner and open any windows or doors for fresh air or diffuse in a space that your pet can leave if they choose.

Storage:

  • to enhance the shelf life of your essential oil blend keep in a cool, dry, dark place below 30°C, tightly sealed. Essential oils are temperature sensitive so do not leave bottles in the hot sun.
  • essential oils should only be stored in dark glass bottles as they are light sensitive. Limit the time the lid is off the bottle to decrease exposure to air that can cause oxidation.

Recycling:

  • rinse out bottles with warm, soapy water before upcycling or recycling to make sure your glass bottles are clean before collection.

Cautions:

  • keep products away from eyes as essential oils may irritate sensitive areas.
  • keep out of reach of children.
  • diffuse essential oils in a well ventilated area.
  • if you are pregnant, have a medical condition or take medication, consult a reputable text for safety data or a qualified health professional if you have any concerns before using Scentcillo products.
  • consult a reputable text for safety data or a qualified health professional when diffusing essential oils around babies or young children.
  • application of citrus oils to skin may increase sensitivity to direct sunlight, sunbeds or suntanning.
  • for first aid information call the Poisons Information Centre: 13 11 26 (24 hours, 7 days a week). In case of ingestion do not induce vomiting.