Lemon is excellent for oral health and as a remedy for halitosis (bad breath). It calms the stomach and relieves nausea. Has been recognised to promote weight loss.
Lemon Grass eases tired muscles, helps with the symptoms of jet lag and refreshes tired feet. It encourages appetite, soothes upset digestion and raises the energy levels in the body.
Lemon Verbena helps with digestive cramps, indigestion and liver congestion and is good for restoring the liver after a binge and when suffering from a hangover.
Lime is a powerful tonic. A few drops of oil sniffed from a hanky can help with travel sickness or added to a carrier oil will help uplift the spirits and energise.
Mace is used for rheumatic pain and, like clove oil, can be applied as an emergency treatment to dull toothache.
Mandarin is often used by pregnant women and the elderly. It has a gentle action to relax children - good for tantrums and when they are over-excited.
Manuka Oil is used to treat everything from rheumatism and fevers to burns and skin disorders. Use where a pleasant rather than medicinal smell is appropriate. Use where long term treatment is required.
Warming and comforting, Marjoram essential oil can be massaged into overstretched muscles or the abdomen for relief from period pains.
May Chang is less tenacious than lemongrass. Useful as a massage oil to ease muscles. Helpful with travel sickness when it can be sniffed neat from the bottle.
Melissa essential oil can help to uplift the spirits. It can banish the blues, can calm the mind and help with fevers, headaches and nausea.
Melissa oil calms the nerves and has excellent qualities in fighting depression and soothing frayed nerves. It can be used against fungal infections. Its sedative effect is well documented. This is a 3% dilution of Melissa officinlalis in a blend of Jojoba and Grapeseed Carrier Oils
Mint Arvensis is useful in combating stomach ailments. Useful flavouring or scenting agent in foods, beverages, skin and hair care products (where it has a cooling effect), as well as soaps and candles. Often used as a more cost-conscious alternative to Peppermint.
Muguet is known for lifting the spirits and for bringing a lightness of touch and touch of romance into mind. Wedding bouquets of these sweet smelling, beautiful flowers are carried by brides for good luck and prosperity in married life.
Mugwort kills intestinal worms, eases period pains and encourages blood flow when periods are delayed or scanty. It also helps keep the uterus safe from the effects of aging, avoiding early or untimely menopause and protects it from uterine ulcers and tumours.