What do we mean by essential oils?
Depending on the species of plant, essential oils are extracted through petals, leaves, roots, buds, twigs, bark, resin or fruit. The most common way of extraction is through steam distillation. Research shows that for centuries people relied on essential oils as natural remedies for a variety of ailments. Indeed without the power of natural flowers and plants in those days there would have been very little medicine to help relieve sickness and pain.
Essential oils in B-line products
Thirty years ago, B-Line was the first company in Britain to produce a range of beauty products based around Tea Tree Oil.
Today, our unique combination of Tea Tree Oil with Lavender Oil remains the heart of the B-Line range, harnessing the natural therapeutic and healing qualities of both these exceptional ingredients.
Tea Tree Oil is the strongest natural antiseptic known to man, while Lavender has for centuries been prized for its soothing and healing properties. Working in synergy for maximum benefit, together they create B-Line's signature formulation which combines with additional plant extracts for different products, whether for feet, body or hands.
As well as these two signature oils we also incorporate several other essential oils and plant extracts across the B-Line range, hand crafted in small batches by our own in-house chemist. Working to our unique personal formulations this ensures the very highest quality in line with our own values and exemplary standards. Our aim is to create products with beautiful fragrance, texture and proven results to 'nourish your senses and harmonise inner and outer beauty'.
Below are some of the essential oils that help make B-Line products so effective:
Distilled from rose scented pelargoniums
The name is Greek in origin
The plant is a native of South Africa
Light floral fragrance, uplifting, calming and balancing
Excellent for circulatory problems
Promotes healthy skin
USED IN: Ultimate Hydrating Crème
Native to Australia, the Tea Tree has small, soft leaves and cream/pink coloured flowers. Steam-distilled from the leaves, the oil has a spicy, nutmeg-like aroma and was used for centuries by the indiginous Aboriginal people.
The distilled oil is a potent healing agent
It has antiseptic, antibiotic and anti-fungal properties
B-Line was the first company in the UK to spot the benefit of combining Tea Tree Oil and Lavender Oil into a range of specialist footcare products
Tea Tree Oil... a versatile first-aid kit in a bottle!
USED IN: all footcare products
A native of the Mediterranean
The essential oil is captured by distillation of the flowering tops of the leaves
It has a sweet musky herbaceous aroma
The effect is uplifting, cooling and relaxing
Good with aches and pains it is also reputed to be an aphrodisiac (not that we have any personal knowledge, you understand!)
Believed to have been discovered by the Romans
Comes from the white blossoms of the bitter Orange Tree, which originated in China
It has a wonderful uplifting fragrance
It is an excellent sedative and anti-depressant
It promotes healthy skin and improves your circulation