Lovely Lantana & Leleshwa Oils - Everyday Essentials

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Lovely Lantana & Leleshwa Oils

For the month of March we are offering two refreshing oils that help purify the air and support healthy skin!                          

Our Leleshwa and Lantana oils are an Oil of the Month offering throughout the month of March. Let us know if you love them and we might just bring them into our permanent collection!

Lantana Essential Oil

The joyful, bright burst of colorful blooms and vibrant green leaves from the Lantana camara plant aren’t just beautiful to look at — they create a unique essential oil with a sweet, grassy scent. Lantana Essential Oil helps to soothe nervous tension and can bring about feelings of calmness and serenity. This balancing oil can be enjoyed before going to bed to help calm the mind or inhaled throughout particularly stressful days to experience a sense of ease. Lantana also supports a healthy respiratory system and encourages clear and easy breathing due to its expectorant properties. When diluted and used topically, this oil can soothe irritated, dry, and itchy skin, as well as offer gentle healing properties to minor skin wounds. 

Some Things to Know

Botanical Name: Lantana camara

Country of Origin: France

Plant Part Used: Aerial Parts

Primary Constituents: 

  • β-Caryophyllene
  • Davanone D
  • Sabinene

Aromatic Scent: Sweet grassy aroma with subtle fruity and woody notes

Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 2-3 drops per 100 mL of water. Topical – Dilute to a maximum of 1% in a carrier. 

Shelf Life: 1-2 Years

KidSafe: Yes

Pregnancy Safe/ Nursing Safe/Pup & Pony Safe: No

Leleshwa Essential Oil

Freshen up your home naturally with the powerful cleansing properties of Leleshwa Essential Oil. Also known as African Wild Sage or Camphor Bush, this sage shrub is indigenous to Eastern Africa and has historical usage helping to purify, deodorize, and support overall wellness. The clean, uplifting camphorous scent is wonderful to diffuse to help banish stale, musty odors, especially during times of illness to help clear the air. Leleshwa makes a great alternative to Tea Tree oil thanks to its affinity for supporting clear, healthy looking skin. Try banishing blemishes by diluting Leleshwa in a carrier oil and applying directly to the area of concern. This oil can also be added to your shampoo or conditioner to promote scalp health and tackle dandruff. 

Some Things to Know

Botanical Name: Tarchonanthus camphoratus

Country of Origin: Kenya

Plant Part Used: Leaves and Flowers

Primary Constituents: 

  • a-Pinene
  • endo-Fenchol
  • 1,8-Cineole

Aromatic Scent: Distinct camphorous aroma with subtle floral and citrus notes

Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 2-3 drops per 100 mL of water. Topical – Dilute to 2-4% in a carrier.                                 

Shelf Life: 3-4 Years

KidSafe/Pregnancy Safe/Nursing Safe/Pup & Pony Safe: No

Headache Relief Pre-Diluted Roll-On Blend

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Add the essential oils into a 10 mL roller bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with a carrier oil of your choice. Add roller ball and cap then shake to blend oils together. Apply to the area of concern every 20 minutes for an hour to help alleviate head and neck tension. 

Let us know what you think about Lantana and Leleshwa! Don’t have yours yet? Make sure to head over to our Oil of the Month Club.


8 thoughts on “Lovely Lantana & Leleshwa Oils”

  • I love both these oils. Great for acne and headaches. My headaches are the worst and just smelling them helps then I infuse them. They helped my slight congestion too. These are a must in any supplies! I am allergic to that mowed dry/wet grass but neither of these bothered me!
    Thanks, Dianna T

  • 1. I wonder how well these help headaches?
    2. Seems like the deodorizer part would be good to add to underarms.
    3. To use instead of tea tree would be good to try for my daughter who is sensitive to tea tree but needs to use for acne.
    4. The grassy scent does not sound very pleasant but the scent usually doesn’t last long so I’d be willing to try it.
    5. Not being safe for pets is not an issue for us, but interesting that it’s good for us but not them.

    1. Most essential oils that help with headaches have to be smelled while you are having a headache. As some oils could alleviate it and some may make it worse depending on when you smell the oil.

  • I love these! I was running low on Manuka, so I have been using the Leleshwa with sweet almond carrier oil as body deodorant. It works perfectly. I just ordered more manuka because I don’t want to use up all my leleshwa until I know if PT will add it to their inventory.

  • Leleshwa…wow! I wouldn’t have guessed another camphor-type EO would stand out this well….very cool! It’s really cleared my sinuses tonight as it’s being diffused. Interesting!

  • I have a 6 year old, a dog and a cat. That’s means I absolutely cannot use these oils? What would be the concern/harm?

    1. You can still diffuse and use these Oils topically, however here are some safety tips to use around your cat and dog:
      Diffuse in a well-ventilated room blocked off from your pets.
      Never diffuse in an enclosed room with your pets trapped inside.
      Store your EOs somewhere your pets cannot reach them to prevent accidental contact and/or ingestion.
      If applying diluted oils to yourself topically, avoid your pets for at least an hour. Do not pet them or let them lick
      Wash your hands after working with oils.
      When using EOs in cleaning products, do not allow your pets to walk on those surfaces until the EOs have evaporated. Absorption through paws or ingestion during grooming will increase your cat’s chance of poisoning.
      Inhalers might just be the perfect way to enjoy your oils without putting any pets in harm’s way!

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