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Spring Herbal Medicine Chests

Herbal medicine is the best alternative therapy when it comes to finding a substitute for allopathic drugs. The benefits are tremendous. Side effects are minimal.  Caution should be used when taking herbal medicine with allopathic drugs. Please see Taking Herbs Internally for simple guidelines.

Certain herbs can be very beneficial during particular seasons based on their mechanism of action and their healing properties. As the seasons change, it is a great idea to create a seasonal medicine chest with herbs that you can really utilize during that period. You will find that herbs in many forms can be both practical and versatile. Below are considerations for each season.

Spring brings cleansing and rejuvenation. Most often the liver is the target of a cleansing herbal regimen, since the liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It processes our hormones, contributes to proper digestion, cleanses the body of toxins, and many other important duties. A good cleansing regimen, however, will also cleanse and support other vital organs, such as heart, kidneys, blood, and digestive system. It will also do wonderful things for your spirit! It is vital to consume lots of water, with lemon is ideal, and get fresh air to flush these toxins out of your system.

DANDELION ROOT: Dandelion Root can be made into a bitter tea (don’t sweeten it, the bitterness is how it works – you’ll get use to it) as an excellent tonic for the liver and blood purifier. Dandelion roots are very high in vitamins and minerals. The common dandelion is an unusually nutritious food. Its leaves contain substantial levels of vitamins A, C, D, and B complex as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon. Worldwide, the root of the dandelion has been used for the treatment of a variety of liver and gallbladder problems. Other historical uses of the root and leaves include the treatment of breast diseases, water retention, digestive problems, joint pain, fever, and skin diseases. The most active constituents in dandelion appear to be eudesmanolide and germacranolide, substances unique to this herb.  

MILK THISTLE: Milk Thistle is the best in cleaning our blood and liver and is a traditional way to get our health back on track and revitalize and nourish our entire internal ecological system from the ravages of winter. Milk Thistle is an excellent cleansers for the liver. Cleansing is one of the more important roles of Milk Thistle as it helps to prevent a host of problems our bodies can acquire from internal and external toxic overload.

BURDOCK ROOT : Burdock root helps to purify blood and restore the liver to aid in a restful sleep. Helps to reduce build up of toxins in the skin resulting in boils. Helps gallbladder functions and stimulates the immune system. Seed forms are also used.

NETTLE: Nettles are invaluable as a food, rich in vitamins and minerals. Only the young, tender tips are suitable for cooking, the stalks and lower leaves are not edible. They can be cooked then pureed for soup or vegetable accompaniment. Nettles make a valuable tonic after the winter and are an excellent remedy for Anemia, their vitamin C content ensures that the iron they contain is properly absorbed. Nettles increase the quality of the blood helping to give a healthy glow to the skin.

YELLOW DOCK : Yellow Dock is applicable to all the purposes for which the other species are used. The root has laxative, alterative and mildly tonic action, and can be freely used as a tonic and laxative in rheumatism, bilious complaints and as an astringent in piles, bleedings of the lungs, etc. It is largely prescribed for diseases of the blood, from a spring eruption, to scurvy, scrofula and chronic skin diseases. It is also useful in jaundice and as a tonic to the stomach and the system generally. It has an action on the bowels very similar to that of Rhubarb, being perhaps a little less active, but operating without pain or uneasiness. Rumicin is the active principle of the Yellow Dock, and from the root, containing Chrysarobin, a dried extract is prepared officially, of which from 1 to 4 grains may be given for a dose in a pill. This is useful for relieving a congested liver, as well as for scrofulous skin diseases.

ECHINACEA : First used by the Indigenous North Americans who harvested the plants for extensive use in the treatment of infectious wounds and burns or eruptive skin complaints. It enhances the phagocytic activity of white blood cells- identifying and retiring bacterial, viral and fungal infections, in addition to the clearance of these from the lymphatic system. Higher doses are often used for affecting acute immune responses.

ASTRAGALUS : To be used after colds or infection to rebuild immunity, Astragalus is a sweet tasting herb effective in restoring both resilience to future respiratory infections, and efficiency of metabolism to ensure optimal nutrition for immune reserves to fight off those spring colds. This herb is the best for restoring energy to the body very quickly.

GARLIC : Garlic was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, chewed by Greek Olympian athletes and thought to be essential for keeping vampires at bay! But it is also good for zapping bacteria, keeping your heart healthy, warding off coughs and colds. Garlic is an antibiotic that can actually kill infecting bacteria and at the same time protect the body from the poisons that are causing the infection. It is known that the most sensitive bacterium to garlic is the deadly Bacillus anthracis which produces the poison anthrax. Vapor from freshly cut garlic can kill bacteria at a distance of 20 cms!

MARSHMALLOW : Marshmallow stimulates the immune system and the production of white blood cells. It also soothes inflammation, slows production of mucus, and reduces sugar levels in the body.

Spring Essential Oils

Spring is a time of new beginnings, new growth, planting seeds, purification, and for clearing out the old. Following the rhythms of nature and developing harmony with the ways in which nature cares for itself, we can also create balance within our own lives. Trees, plants, grasses and seeds that have laid still throughout the winter slowly emerge from their dormancy. Buds develop and grow into new leaves and flowers, plants and grasses emerge through the ground from their resting roots, and seeds sprout; all from the extended sunlight, warmth, rains, and fall’s nourishment.

Jasmine Essential Oils
Jasmine is a bold, sweet scent. Jasmine is the greatest aphrodisiac of all. These night blooming flowers are picked at their height to bring out one of the most sexy scents. Associated throughout history with the compassionate Goddess of the Moon, Jasmine, grown along the Nile in ancient Egypt, is represented Isis, the Egyptian Mother Goddess who held the secrets of fertility, magic and healing.

Patchouli Essential Oils
Patchouli is a sweet, earthy scent. Its smell is intense and spicy. From an energetic point of view, Patchouli, like Jasmine, is warm and yet anti-inflammatory in action. It combines a calmative property with a gentle stimulating effect that uplifts the spirit! Patchouli is a sweet and grounding harmonizing fragrance!

Neroli Essential Oils
Neroli is distilled from bitter orange trees. It has a refreshing, spicy aroma and is known for its sensual, exotic effect. Neroil oil is emotionally unifying and soothes with harmonizing effects. Described as both sensual and spiritual, Neroli helps to reestablish the link between a disconnected mind and body. Neroli paves the way for a gradual release and allows us to recall hope and joy!

Rose Essential Oils
The Mother of All Flowers, the Rose has amazing powers of love, trust and self acceptance. Roses are representative of faith, hope and love and has the qualities to restore the very center of one's being. A gentle tonic of the heart, Rose oil's psychological properties lie mainly in its effect on the mind, the center of our emotional being. Rose oil calms and supports the heart and helps to nourish the soul!

Peppermint Essential Oils
Peppermint oil is the most extensively used of all the volatile oils, both medicinally and commercially. The characteristic anti-spasmodic action of the volatile oil is more marked in this than in any other oil, and greatly adds to its power of relieving pains arising in the alimentary canal. From its stimulating, stomachic and carminative properties, it is valuable in certain forms of dyspepsia, being mostly used for flatulence and colic. It may also be employed for other sudden pains and for cramp in the abdomen; wide use is made of Peppermint in cholera and diarrhea.

Lemon Essential Oils
Lemon is a fresh sunny scent that is cold pressed from the rind itself! Lemon has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. It may serve as an insect repellent and may be beneficial for the skin. Diffuse it in your house for a fresh alternative to air spays. It compliments the Oil of Oregano to neutralize the over growth of Candida. Put a few drops on a tissue and vacuum it into your vacuum bag to freshen the smell of your carpets and furniture coverings. 1 drop is also very refreshing and purifying when taken in a glass of water.

Eucalyptus Essential Oils
Eucalyptus was first employed by Australian aborigines, who not only chewed the roots for water in the dry outback but used the leaves to treat fever, cough, and asthma, and European settlers quickly adopted it as medicine. You can also use a few drops of eucalyptus oil in boiling water or in a bath as an inhalant. Eucalyptus is often used for - Sore muscles, Insect repellant, Tension headache, Cold, Cough, Sinusitis, Rheumatoid arthritis, and Strains/sprains.

Orange Essential Oils
Orange essential is obtained from the rind of the fruit and used principally as a flavoring agent Orange oil is an antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, febrifuge, phototoxic sedative, tonic. Orange oil helps spreads sunshine on gloomy thoughts and depression, has a very comforting and warming effect and dispels tension and stress and helps revive when feeling low on energy. Orange oil calms the stomach both for constipation and diarrhea. Stimulates bile which helps digestion of fats. Has a beneficial effect on colds, bronchitis and fever. Helps with the formation of collagen - vital for tissue repair and hair growth. Also helpful with muscular pains. Helps anxiety and insomnia. Possibly reduces blood cholesterol levels. Orange oil helps dry skin conditions softening wrinkles and dermatitis. An excellent skin tonic. Orange oil can make the skin photosensitive to sunlight.

 

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Specific Spring Essential Oils

Spring is a time of new beginnings, new growth, planting seeds, purification, and for clearing out the old. Following the rhythms of nature and developing harmony with the ways in which nature cares for itself, we can also create balance within our own lives. Trees, plants, grasses and seeds that have laid still throughout the winter slowly emerge from their dormancy. Buds develop and grow into new leaves and flowers, plants and grasses emerge through the ground from their resting roots, and seeds sprout; all from the extended sunlight, warmth, rains, and fall’s nourishment. Jasmine, Patchouli, Neroli, Rose, Peppermint, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Orange


 
 

 

 

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Allspice Essential OilsAllspice Essential Oil (Pimento Berry/Leaf)
Allspice Berries
Possible Uses: Arthritis, muscle tone, stiffness, rheumatism, muscular and gastric cramps, indigestion, nausea, depression, nervous tension/exhaustion and neuralgia.
Safety Information: Lawless and Tisserand indicate that this oil may be a mucous membrane and derman irritant. Significant dilution suggested.
Anise Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Distinctive scent of licorice. Rich and sweet.
Possible Uses: Bronchitis, colds, coughs, flatulence, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism.
Safety Information: Caution for those with hypersensitive skin or with skin problems. Avoid in endometriosis and oestrogen-dependent cancers.
Is narcotic and slows circulation in large doses.
Star Anise Essential OilsStar Anise Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sharp, anise and licorice-like aroma.
Possible Uses: Rheumatism, bronchitis, coughing, colic, indigestion/cramping, colds, flu.
Safety Information: Narcotic and slows circulation when used in large doses.
Tisserand also cautions to avoid star anise in cases of alcoholism, liver disease, paracetamol use, breast-feeding, pregnancy, endometriosis, certain cancers, hyperplasia, damaged skin and with young children.
Angelica Root Essential OilAngelica Root Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, peppery, woody, herbaceous.
Possible Uses: Dull skin, exhaustion, gout, psoriasis, toxin build-up, water retention.
Safety Information: Phototoxic. Avoid during pregnancy and diabetes.
Amyris Essential OilAmyris Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Reminiscent of benzoin, Amyris includes sweet, warm, vanilla notes with a woody, cedar-like character.
Possible Uses: Perfumery/Fragrancing. Acts as a fixative. Also possesses antiseptic and sedative properties.
Safety Information: Tisserand and Lawless both indicate that Amyris appears to be non-toxic.
Ambrette Seed Absolute Essential OilsAmbrette Seed Absolute Essential Oils
Aromatic Description: Musky and rich with floral undertones.
Possible Uses: Aches, stiffness, poor blood circulation, low blood pressure, anxiety, depression.
Arnica Essential OilsArnica Essential Oil - (Arnica montana): This year round herb helps stop pain. Use this for arthritic aches, often set off by seasonal changes. Rub the tincture, cream, or gel on sore spots, Do not use on broken skin. Astragalus Essential Oil Astragalus Essential Oil (Astragalus membranaceous): Use internally for allergies and frequent colds. Also for diabetes, kidney problems, prolapsed organs, and slow-healing skin eruptions, prevent or treat colds and flu. Peru Balsam Essential OilsPeru Balsam Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sweet, fresh, earthy, balsamic.
Possible Uses: Bronchitis, chapped skin, colds, coughing, eczema, flu, poor circulation, rashes, sensitive skin, stress.
Safety Information: Possible sensitization.
Bay Essential OilBay Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Medicinal, fruity, spicy, herbaceous aroma.
Possible Uses: Dandruff, hair care, neuralgia, oily skin, poor circulation, sprains, strains.
Safety Information: Avoid in alcoholism, in haemophilia, in prostatic cancer, with kidney and liver problems and if taking anticoagulants.
Moderately toxic and a mucous membrane irritant.
Bay Laurel Essential Oil
Bay Laurel Essential Oil
Possible Uses: Amenorrhea, colds, flu, loss of appetite, tonsillitis.
Safety Information: Lawless says that it can be narcotic, can cause dermatitis and also should not be used in pregnancy.
Benzoin Essential OilsBenzoin Essential Oils

Possible Uses: Arthritis, bronchitis, chapped skin, coughing, laryngitis, stress.
Safety Information: Possible skin sensitivity and contact dermatitis.
Black Pepper Essential OilsBlack Pepper Essential Oil
Possible Uses: Aching muscles, arthritis, chilblains, constipation, muscle cramps, poor circulation, sluggish digestion.
Safety Information: Essential Oil does not indicate any special precautions when using this oil
Blue Cypress Essential OilBlue Cypress Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, with notes of lemon and cedar.
Possible Uses: Arthritis, asthma, fragrance fixative.
Holy Basil Essential OilsHoly Basil Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Strong, warming and spicy. Aromatically, Holy Basil Essential Oil smells like a cross between traditional Basil and Clove essential oils.
Possible Uses: Limited information exists on the documented use and safety of Holy Basil Essential Oil.
Safety Information: Use with caution and avoid in topical use, even if strongly diluted.
Bergamont  Essential OilsBergamont  Essential Oils (Citrus bergamia) :   Aromatic Description: Fresh, orange/lemon/citrusy, slightly floral.
Possible Uses: Acne, abscesses, anxiety, boils, cold sores, cystitis, depression, halitosis, itching, loss of appetite, oily skin, psoriasis, stress.
Safety Information: Phototoxic

Bergamot oil is a powerful antiseptic. In appropriate dilution, it has proven its use in the treatment of many troublesome skin complaints, such as eczema, some of which can be reluctant to respond to other forms of treatment. Stress-related complaints such as headaches and irritability will often respond well to a massage with oil of bergamot in the blend. The effect of the oil is vitalizing and uplifting, soothing tension away without any sedative effect. Bergamot eases problem gastrointestinal spasm and flatulence and gentle abdominal massage can bring relief from constipation and colic. The oil is also detoxifying and is thought to help in the treatment of cellulite when used in massage. In addition to this, when used for bathing, berga-mot oil can soothe inflammation and can help alleviate vaginal itching and the symptoms of cystitis. In inhalation or massage, it can be used in the treatment of respiratory infections such as sore throats and bronchitis. Bergamot can also be used in a mouthwash to deodorize bad breath and fight mouth and throat infections, or on the hair to control dandruff. Suitable methods of use Bathing, hair care, inhalation, massage, mouthwash, skin care, vaporizer/diffuser.

Botanical name: Citrus bergamia, Citrus aurantium
Use: Antiseptic properties. Makes it useful for urinary tract infections, acne and skin problems, cystitis, arthritis, respiratory ailments, cold sores and other herpes related ailments.
Perfume Note: Top
Blends well with: Neroli, Orange, Rosemary
Source: rinds of the fruit
Production method: pressing or expression
Aromatherapy benefits: Refreshes, uplifts
Aroma type: Lovely light lemon, orange citrus aroma.
Warning: Do not apply to the skin before going out into the sun for it can increase the susceptibility of the skin to severe burning.
Safety Information: photo toxic

Bergamot Mint Essential OilBergamot Mint Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, minty, citrusy, softer than peppermint, about the strength of spearmint.
Possible Uses: Possibly similar in therapeutic use to peppermint or spearmint.
Basil Essential OilBasil Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sweet, herbaceous, licorice-like, slightly campherous.
Possible Uses: Bronchitis, colds, coughs, exhaustion, flatulence, flu, gout, insect bites, insect repellent, muscle aches, rheumatism, sinusitis.
Safety Information: Use sparingly with caution. High doses may be carcinogenic due to its methyl chavicol content. Avoid in cases of liver problems. Avoid during pregnancy.   Basil Essential Oils:
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Use: Relieves headaches, chest infections, digestive problems, antispasmodic, sore, overworked muscles. Helpful for mental fatigue and stress. Invigorates body, spirit, helps refresh the mind allowing concentration.
Perfume Note: TopBasil
Blends well with: Lavender, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Black Pepper
Source: flowering herb, leaves
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: soothing, energizing, toning, illuminating
Aroma type: spicy, camphore-like undertone
Warning: Do not use Basil during pregnancy, can be a skin irritant.
Safety Information: use recommended dilution or less

 

Cardamom Essential OilsCardamom Essential Oil
Possible Uses: Appetite (loss of), colic, fatigue, halitosis, stress.
Safety Information: Essential Oil does not indicate any special precautions when using this oil.
Carrot Seed Essential OilsCarrot Seed Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Earthy, woody, warm. It does not resemble the smell of carrots and is considered harsh or unpleasant by some.
Possible Uses: Eczema, gout, mature skin, toxin build-up, water retention.
Cassia Essential OilCassia Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Resembling cinnamon oils in aroma, cassia is sometimes used as an economical substitute for fragrancing applications. Spicy, sweet, woodsy, earthy.
Possible Uses: Fragrancing, indigestion, gas, colic, diarrhea,Cassia Bark rheumatism, cold/flu.
Safety Information: Lawless indicates that this oil is a dermal irritant and mucous membrane irritant. Tisserand advises to completely avoid cassia in skin care applications.
Chocolate Peppermint Essential OilChocolate Peppermint Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Soft and smooth peppermint aroma with a detectible chocolate note.
Possible Uses: The uses may be similar to those of traditional Peppermint Essential Oil. Little documentation is available regarding Chocolate Peppermint Essential Oil's therapeutic properties, contraindications or constituents. Use with caution in skin care and therapeutic applications.
   
Virginian Cedarwood Essential OilVirginian Cedarwood Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, balsamic. It strongly resembles the aroma of cedar chests and closets.
Possible Uses: Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, insect repellant, stress.
Safety Information: Lawless indicates that this oil may be safer to use than Atlas Cedarwood. It can cause irritation and sensitization. Avoid during pregnancy.
Atlas Cedarwood Essential OilsAtlas Cedarwood Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Woody, sweet, sharper note than Virginian cedarwood, slight aroma reminiscent of artificial mothballs, balsamic.
Possible Uses: Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughing, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress.
Safety Information: Avoid during pregnancy.
Cedarwood  Essential OilsCedarwood  Essential Oils (Cedrus atlantica) : Cedarwood oil has a rich, honey color and a warm, woody, sweet smell that appeals to both sexes. The oil is extracted from wood - sawdust, chips and shavings - by the process of steam distillation. Aromatherapists use Cedarwood oil for the treatment of respiratory ailments. It has antiseptic properties, and is effective against coughs, bronchitis and catarrh. Its use in skin and hair care is well recognized, and it can be very beneficial in the treatment of dandruff, eczema and acne. As an ingredient in a blend to perfume a room, cedarwood oil is warm and pleasant. The oil is particularly useful in treating stress and tension.

Botanical name: cedrus deodora
Use: It is a powerful antiseptic, used in urinary tract, respiratory, and bronch because ial infections. Good on skin conditions such as acne of its astringent action. It works both as a stimulant and tonic as well as reducing stress and tension.
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Geranium, Lavender, Vetiver, Elemi, Sandalwood, Rosewood
Source: heartwood and seed-bearing cones
Production method: distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: calming, stabilizing
Aroma type: sweet, balsamic
Warning: do not use during pregnancy
Safety Information: can stimulate menstrual flow.

Calendula Essential Oil (calendula officinalis): Use calendula tinctures, oil, lotions, or creams to soothe chapped skin and lips. Look for products with at least 10-percent extract of Calendula.

 

Chamomile Essential OilChamomile Essential Oil (Matricaria recutita): This soothing herb works great as a dust-irritant reliever. Brew a cup of tea and let it cool. Place the room temperature tea soaked in cotton on your eyes. Drink a cup of chamomile tea for upset stomachs, heartburn, indigestion, or to promote relaxation.  (Roman):
Botanical name:chamaemulum nobile
Use: There are several varieties of this oil, though they do overlap somewhat in their properties, Maroc being the least potent. The greatest uses are anti-inflammatory, sedative, soothing and calming. A good antidepressant. It is excellent in skin disorders as it reduces the associated redness and pain. It is one of only a few oils which can be used directly on the skin, or on children.
Perfume Note: Middle
Blends well with: Neroli, Rosewood, Lavender, Clary Sage, Jasmine
Source: flower
Production method: distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: calming, soothing, relaxing, nourishing
Aroma type: sweet, warm, fresh
Warning: none noted
Safety Information: Mild enough for infants and children
Coffee Absolute Essential OilsCoffee Absolute/CO2 Essential Oils
Aromatic Description: Strong, rich, aroma of fresh brewed coffee.
Cinnamon Essential OilsCinnamon Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Much richer in aroma than ground cinnamon. (Ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks is usually not cinnamon at all but is cassia.
Cinnamon Essential Oil is peppery, earthy, spicy, bright yet slightly woodsy. Oil distilled from the bark of the cinnamon tree is preferred over the oil distilled from the leaves. Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil, however, tends to be much more costly.
Possible Uses: Constipation, exhaustion, flatulence, lice, low blood pressure, rheumatism, scabies, stress.
Safety Information: Mucous membrane irritant and strong skin sensitizer. Avoid in alcoholism, in haemophilia, in prostatic cancer, with kidney and liver problems and if taking anticoagulants. Only the oil from the leaf should be used. The oil from the bark is too hazardous. Cinnamon Sticks and PowderCinnamon Bark Oil

Cinnamon (Cinnamoma Cassicia): There are two different oils extracted from the tree. Cinnamon-leaf oil has some use in aromatherapy, but cinnamon-bark oil is a strong irritant, high in toxicity and should not be used. Cinnamon-leaf oil is extracted from the leaves and young twigs of the tree by steam distillation. Commercially, it is used in the food and drinks industry in some sweets and carbonated drinks, and in the pharmaceutical industry it is used in cough medications and dental preparations. Aroma therapists can use cinnamon-leaf oil in massage to relieve rheumatism, and it can also be beneficial in the treatment of digestive disorders. It is a stimulant and is used to treat circulatory problems. It can also be of benefit to those who are suffering from nervous exhaustion. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cinnamon is used to warm the interior as well as used for exterior conditions such as a common cold or flu.

Clove BudsClove  Essential Oils (Eugenia aromatica): This essential oil is extracted from the buds of the tree. The scent of the oil is hot-spicy, sweet, penetrating. Clove is a tropical evergreen tree that grows to a height of about 40-70 feet and has aromatic dark green leathery leaves and bright pink buds that bloom into yellow flowers, followed by purple berries.

Heating the oil creates vapors which open sinuses and breathing passages. This oil is uplifting, an aphrodisiac and reviving, is a mental stimulant, improves mental clarity and memory; improves digestion; reduces pain by numbing the area; a disinfectant and repels insects. Clove bud oil can irritate the skin and should either be avoided or used with extra care by people who have sensitive skin. Use small amounts.

 


Clove Bud Essential OilsClove Bud Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Spicy, warming yet slightly bitter, woody, reminiscent of true clove buds, but richer.
Possible Uses: Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, sprains, strains, toothache.
Safety Information: Mucous membrane and dermal irritant. Avoid in alcoholism, in haemophilia, in prostatic cancer, with kidney and liver problems and if taking anticoagulants.

Cloves
Confirmed Uses: Premature ejaculation
One study suggests that when clove is applied to the penis as a cream there is an increase in the time before ejaculation during sexual intercourse. However, the cream that was used in this study contained eight other herbs in addition to clove. Therefore, it is not possible to distinguish between the effects of clove and other herbs in this preparation.
Dry socket after tooth removal
Only one study is available; thus, it is not clear what effects clove has on the treatment of dry socket, a common and painful condition that may follow tooth removal.
Fever
Studies in laboratory animals suggest that clove may be effective in reducing fever. However, no studies have been conducted in humans. Further studies are needed before a recommendation can be made.
Other Unconfirmed Uses:
Abdominal pain, Acaricidal, Allergies, Anesthetic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antigenotoxic, Antihistamine, Antimutagenic, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Antispasmotic, Antiviral, Aphrodisiac, Arsenite-induced toxicity, Artherosclerosis, Asthma, Athlete's foot, Bad breath, Blood purifier, Cancer, Carminative, Cavities, Colic, Cough, Counterirritant, Decreased gastric transit time, Diabetes, Diarrhea Dust mites, Expectorant, Flavoring, Food preservative, Gas, Gout, Hernia, Herpes, Hiccough, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Inflammation, Insecticidal, Larvicidal, Lipid-lowering, Mosquito repellent, Mouth and throat inflammation, Mouthwash, Nausea, Oral candidiasis, Oral edema (swelling), Pain, Parasites, Pediculocide, Smooth muscle relaxant (clove oil), Stomach pain, Ulcers, Vaginal candidiasis, Vasorelaxant (clove oil), Vomiting

Cumin Essential OilsCumin Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Spicy, masculine, sensual, earthy.
Possible Uses: Toxin buildup, poor circulation, low blood pressure, colic, stomach cramps, indigestion, gas, fatigue. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils
Safety Information: Robert Tisserand and Julia Lawless says that it can be phototoxic. Avoid during pregnancy.
Citronella Essential OilCitronella Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Citrusy (similar to lemongrass), slightly fruity, fresh, sweet.
Possible Uses: Excessive perspiration, fatigue, headache, insect repellant, oily skin.Citronella
Safety Information: Possible sensitization. Lawless says to avoid Citronella during pregnancy.
Cajeput Essential OilCajeput Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, campherous aroma with a fruity note.
Possible Uses: Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, muscle aches, oily skin, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throat, spots.
Safety Information: May cause skin irritation.
Sage Essential OilsClary Sage Essential Oils:
Botanical name: salvia sciarea
Use: Excellent oil for the treatment of anyone with stress and tension. It is a powerful muscle relaxant which induces a euphoric state. Valuable in the treatment of asthma as it relaxes spasms in the bronchial tubes. Good for all kinds of cramps and muscle tension, which makes it invaluable for use in stopping uterine contractions in menstrual cramps. Good for greasy hair or dandruff. Good for depression, inflammation, rejuvenates skin cells.
Perfume Note: Top
Blends well with: Chamomile, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Benzoin
Source: flowers, leaves
Production method: distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: warming, relaxing, calming, euphoric
Aroma type: sweet, spicy, balsamic undertones
Warning: avoid during pregnancy and during consumption of alcohol
Safety Information: clary sage may cause drowsiness
Clary Sage Essential OilsCommon Sage Essential Oil (Dalmation Sage Essential Oil)
Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Description: Herbacous, fruity, fresh, camphorous.
Safety Information: High thujone content. Avoid in pregnancy. Avoid in epilepsy.
Coriander Essential OilsCoriander Essential Oil (Cilantro)
Aromatic Description: Sweet, herbaceous, spicy, woody, slightly fruity.
Possible Uses: Aches, arthritis, colic, fatigue, grout, indigestion, nausea, rheumatism.

Cananga Essential OilCananga Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Resembling ylang ylang in aroma, cananga is sometimes used as an economical substitute in fragrancing applications. Floral, sweet, slightly woody.
Possible Uses: Oily skin/hair, insect bites, high blood pressure, anxiety, nervous tension, stress, fragrancing. Cananga
Safety Information: Lawless indicates that cananga is primarily non-toxic, but should be used with caution on those with sensitive skin.
Catmint/Catnip Essential OilCatmint/Catnip Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Herbaceous with a subdued mint aroma.
Possible Uses: Minimal documentation on essential oil use. May act as a topical anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, astringent, carminative, nervine, sedative.
Safety Information: Tisserand advises that it may be a skin sensitizer and to use it with caution. Sheppard-Hanger advises to avoid use during pregnancy and to avoid use in babies and children.
German Chamomile Essential OilsGerman Chamomile Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sweet, fruity, herbaceous.
Possible Uses: Abscesses, allergies, arthritis, boils, colic, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, hair, headache, inflamed skin, insect bites, insomnia, nausea, neuralgia, PMS, rheumatism, sores, sprains, strains, stress, wounds.
Safety Information: May cause dermatitis in some.
Cypress Essential OilCypress Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, herbaceous, slightly woody evergreen aroma.
Possible Uses: Excessive perspiration, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia, oily skin, rheumatism, vericse veins.Cypress Branches
  Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Bright, crisp, sweet, fruity, herbaceous.
Possible Uses: Abscesses, allergies, arthritis, boils, colic, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, hair, headache,Wild Chammoile inflamed skin, insect bites, insomnia, nausea, neuralgia, PMS, rheumatism, sores, sprains, strains, stress, wounds.
Safety Information: May cause dermatitis in some.

Dill Essential OilsDill Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, herbaceous, slightly earthy.
Possible Uses: Amenorrhea, flatulence, griping pains.Dill
Davana Essential OilDavana Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Rich, sweet, fruity, slightly woody with a hint of vanilla and a subtle camphorous note.
Possible Uses: Anxiety, wound healing, antiseptic, coughs, induces menstruation.
Safety Information: Sheppard-Hanger advises to avoid in pregnancy and with babies and children. Tisserand lists Davana as non-toxic and very midly irritating.
 
Eucalyptus Radiata Essential OilEucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Slightly camphorous, sweet, fruity.
Possible Uses: Arthritis, bronchitis, catarhh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis.
Eucalyptus Essential OilEucalyptus Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, medicinal, woody, earthy.
Possible Uses: Arthritis, bronchitis, catarhh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis.
Safety Information: Very toxic when taken orally (no essential oil should be taken internallyEucalyuptus Plants without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner).
Lemon Eucalyptus Essential OilLemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sweet, lemony, fresh, with a woody hint.
Possible Uses: Arthritis, bronchitis, catarhh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis.
Echinacea Essential OilsEchinacea Essential Oils

Echinacea was originally used by American Indians to help fight off infections and to treat everything from boils and toothache to snakebites. The theory is that it helps boost the number of white blood cells, which are the first line of defence of the immune system. In religious ceremonies, Echinacea was used as an offering to the spirits or gods and goddesses and to strengthen a spell or ritual.

For over 400 years the Plains Indians used various species of Echinacea to treat:

infections
measles
mumps
poisonous insect and snake bites
smallpox
sore throat
toothaches
wounds
Sioux Indians used it for:

a general 'cure-all'
blood poisoning
hydrophobia
snakebites
Echinacea has also been used throughout history to treat:

diphtheria
scarlet fever
syphilis
malaria
Echinacea Essential Oil
Description: Echinacea was considered so powerful that it was used to treat gunshot wounds and snake bites before antibiotics became available. A popular herb, you can use echinacea in a variety of forms, from tea to poultices to essential oils. Echinacea is popular in natural first-aid kits, because it reduces swelling and controls pain.
Echinacea Essential Oil (Echinacea purpurea): Treat colds, flu, sore throat, and other common infections with this natural enhancer of immune system function. It's sold as tinctures and extracts, as well as capsules and tablets. When you feel something coming on, take two capsules of freeze-dried extract four times a day or a dropper full of tincture, in water, four times a day.
Botanical name: eucalyptus globulus
Use: Best know as a decongestant for colds. Powerful antibacterial and antiviral. Good for use in rheumatism pain. Promotes cell regeneration and regulates the oiliness of the skin. Increases circulation and helps stabilize blood sugar.
Perfume Note: Top
Blends well with: Lavender, Juniper, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Thyme
Source: leaves
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: clearing, refreshing, penetrating
Aroma type: camphoric
Warning: may irritate sensitive skin
Safety Information: "test" on small area of skin (inside of elbow)

Elemi Essential OilElemi Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, citrusy, peppery, spicy.
Possible Uses: Bronchitis, catarrh, extreme coughing, mature skin, scars, stress, wounds.
Safety Information: Possible carcinogen, but research is incomplete.
    Sweet Fennel Essential OilsSweet Fennel Essential Oils

Status: Unsprayed
Latin: Foeniculum vulgare
Family: Umbelliferae
Country: Egypt
Extraction: Steam distilled
Part distilled: Seeds
Odor: Sweet, licorice-like
Aromatherapy Uses::
Sweet licorice scent detoxifies the body while strengthening the liver. Used for balancing hormones and its anti-aging properties in skin remedies.
aperitif, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-microbial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, neuromuscular-reflex in CNS & spinal cord, psycho active, cholagogue, cicatrizant, digestive(carminative, splenic, stomachic, depurative, diuretic), expectorant, laxative, restorative
Skin: astringent for dull, dry, watery, oily and mature skin types; aids corns
Respiratory: asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, whooping cough, pulmonary congestion, difficulty in breathing- disorders of nervous origin
Muscular/Skeletal: rheumatism, acts as slight muscle analgesic, paralysis, lumbago
Immune: flu preventative
Digestive: gum disease, anorexia(MDR), dyspepsia, spasmodic colitis, colic, constipation, hiccups, nausea, detoxification from alcohol, nicotine
Endocrine: endocrine stimulant
Nervous Brain/ Mind: nerve tonic, eases nervous tension
Emotional/Energetic: Increases inner strength and courage
Blends well with: clary sage, cypress, grapefruit, juniper, geranium, lavender, rose, orange, sage, ylang ylang

Frankincense Essential OilsFrankincense Essential Oil (Olibanum)
Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, balsamic, slightly spicy and fruity.
Possible Uses: Anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, extreme coughing, scars, stress, stretch marks.

Frankincense:
Botanical name: boswellia carteri
Use: Calms coughs and helps the respiratory tract. It clears decongestion or helping with bronchial conditions like asthma and bronchitis. Particularly useful on mature skin because of its rejuvenating properties. It has a calming and relaxing effect.
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Myrrh, Pine, Juniper, Lemon, Cedarwood
Source: resinFrankincense Tears
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: meditative, relaxing
Aroma type: warm, woody, sweet, spicy
Warning: none noted

Fennel Essential OilsFennel Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sweet, somewhat spicy, licorice-like (Anise) aroma.
Possible Uses: Bruises, cellulites, flatulence, gums, halitosis, mouth, nausea, obesity, toxin build-up, water retention.
Safety Information: Dermal sensitizer, possibly carcinogenic. Avoid in instances ofFennel Seeds endometriosis, prostatic hyperplasia and oestrogen-dependent cancers.
Narcotic in large quantities. Avoid in epilepsy and if pregnant.
Fir Needle Essential OilFir Needle Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, earthy, sweet.
Possible Uses: Arthritis, bronchitis, colds, coughs, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism, sinusitis. Fir Needles
Safety Information: Possible skin irritation depending on true plant species.
Ginko Biloba Essential OilsGinkgo Essential Oil (Ginkgo biloba): Take ginkgo for low circulation or insufficient blood flow, mental fuzziness, memory loss, or vertigo. Take 120 milligrams per day in divided doses with food. Look for products with 24-percent flavonoid glycosides, or else 5- to 7- percent terpene lactones (including 3-percent ginkgolides)

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Uplifting and tonic. Improves circulation. Aids depression, senility, forgetfulness, anxiety, ADD, Alzheimer's Disease, varicose veins, tinnitus, erectile dysfunction.
Ginko Biloba - A herb that increases the brain's blood and oxygen flow. It increases the functionality of the brain and has been used to treat dementia, depression, senility, ADD, and even Alzheimer's Disease. Ginkgo Biloba also improves the blood flow through the rest of the body and relaxes blood vessels so can be beneficial in relieving varicose veins, tinnitus and erectile dysfunction.

Geranium Essential OilGeranium Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Floral, fresh, sweet, with a fruity note.
Possible Uses: Acne, cellulites, dull skin, lice, menopause, oily skin.
Safety Information: Use caution to avoid dermatitis in hypersensitive persons. Avoid during pregnancy. Botanical name: pelargonium ordorantisimum
Use: One of the true balancing oils. It is an antidepressant and antiseptic. Good for skin care. It works as a great hormone balancer in all hormone related conditions which makes it useful in menstrual disorders. Relieves pain, fights infection, stops cuts from bleeding. Tightens and tones tissue. Diminishes depression, lowers blood sugar levels. Reduces fluid retentionGeranium Leaves
Perfume Note: Middle
Blends well with: Neroli, Rosewood, Fennel, Vetiver, Frankincense, Rose
Source: entire plant
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: balancing, calming, harmonizing
Aroma type: sweet, rosy, minty
Warning: Can lower your blood sugar level
Safety Information: Avoid if you are hypoglycemic


Rose Geranium Essential OilRose Geranium Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Floral. similar to Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) with a slightly detectible hint of rose.
Possible Uses: Acne, cellulites, dull skin, lice, menopause, oily skin.

Galbanum Essential OilGalbanum Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, arthy, balsamic, woody, spicy.
Possible Uses: Abscesses, acne, boils, bronchitis, cuts, lice, mature skin, muscle aches, poor circulation, rheumatism, scars, sores, stretch marks, wounds.
Gurjum Balsam Essential OilGurjum Balsam Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sweet yet peppery.
Possible Uses: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, skin inflammation, bronchial infections, colitis, anxiety.
Safety Information: Sheppard-Hanger indicates that it is non-toxic and non-irritating when used at low doses.
Ginger Essential OilsGinger Essential Oil

Botanical name: zingiber officinale
Possible Uses: Aching muscles, arthritis, nausea, poor circulation. Good in preparations for muscular fatigue, rheumatism and arthritis. Helpful for conditions like diarrhea and catarrh... Can irritate the skin...
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Rosewood, Coriander, Benzoin, Ylang Ylang, Rose
Source: root
Production method: steam distillationGinger Root
Aromatherapy benefits: warms, sharpens, aphrodisiac
Aroma type: sharp, peppery, spicy, pungent
Warning: may be irritating to sensitive skin
Safety Information: "test" patch this oil on the skin (inside of elbow) Safety Information: Slightly phototoxic.

 

Grapefruit Essential OilGrapefruit Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Citrusy, similar to lemon and reminiscent to the aroma of the grapefruit rind, but more concentrated.
Possible Uses: Cellulitis, dull skin, toxin build-up, water retention.
Safety Information: Phototoxic according to Robert Tisserand. I have read conflicting reports as to whether Grapefruit Essential Oil is phototoxic, and the method ofGrapefruits distillation may play a role. It may be prudent to treat Grapefruit Essential Oil as a phototoxic oil.
   
Helichrysum Essential OilHelichrysum Essential Oil (Immortelle)
Aromatic Description: Fresh, earthy, herbaceous.
Possible Uses: Abscesses, acne, boils, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, irritated skin, wounds,Helichrysum Immortelle wounds.
Hyssop Essential OilHyssop Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, earthy, fruity, woody, slightly sweet.
Possible Uses: Bruises, coughing, sore throat.
Safety Information: Moderately toxic and neurotoxic (toxic to the nervous system). Avoid in epilepsy, fever, pregnancy and children. Avoid in hypertension.
Holy Basil Essential OilsHoly Basil Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Strong, warming and spicy. Aromatically, Holy Basil Essential Oil smells like a cross between traditional Basil and Clove essential oils.
Possible Uses: Limited information exists on the documented use and safety of Holy Basil Essential Oil.
Safety Information: Use with caution and avoid in topical use, even if strongly diluted.
Jasmine Absolute Essential OilsJasmine Absolute Essential Oils
Aromatic Description: Warm, floral, exotic.
Possible Uses: Depression, dry skin, exhaustion, labor pains, sensitive skin.

Botanical name: jasmine officinalis
Use: A relaxing and antidepressant oil, which gives rise to it's status as an aphrodisiac. A wonderful oil for the skin especially dry skin conditions. Calms nerves, reduces inflammation, fights infection, clears mucus, softens skin.
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Ylang Ylang, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver
Source: flower
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: relaxing, soothing, confidence building
Aroma type: sweet, floral, warm
Warning: Avoid during pregnancy
Safety Information: stimulates menstruation

Juniper Berry Essential OilJuniper Berry Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Crisp, woody, sweet, earthy, with almost a hidden fruity note.
Possible Uses: Colds, flu, acne, cellulitis, gout, hemorrhoids, obesity, rheumatism, toxin build-up.
Safety Information: Avoid during pregnancy and those with kidney problems.   Botanical name: juniper communis
Use: An antiseptic, diuretic and fights infection. Excellent for its detoxification properties. In small quantities it can help alleviate urine retention, though in large quantities the opposite is true. Excellent oil for urinary tract infections. A good oil for skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis, though the condition may appear to get worse before it gets better, as is the case with most forms of natural healing. Juniper Berries
Perfume Note: Middle
Blends well with: Marjoram, Chamomile, Helichrysum
Source: berries
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: refreshing, stimulating, relaxing
Aroma type: spicy, peppery, pine-like
Warning: avoid during pregnancy. activates the kidneys
Safety Information: consult your healthcare provider with kidney problems.
Kanuka Essential OilKanuka Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sweet, herbaceous, earthy, similar to the aroma of Manuka.
Possible Uses: (Uses listed are those for Common Tea Tree): Acne, athlete's foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, urethritis, warts, whooping cough.
Lavender Essential OilsLavender Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous, slightly fruity.
Possible Uses: Acne, allergies, anxiety, asthma, athlete's foot, bruises, burns, chicken pox, colic, cuts, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insect repellant, itching, labor pains, migrane, oily skin, rheumatism, scabies, scars, sores, sprains, strains, stress, stretch marks, vertigo, whooping coughLavender Flowers
Lavandula abrialis Essential Oil (and other hybrids)
Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, floral, more herbaceous than lavender with a slightly camphorous quality.
Possible Uses: Same uses as Lavendula officinalis.
Constituents: Varies somewhat between the hybrid species. Check with your supplier for specific chemical composition.
Safety Information: Generally non-irritant, non-toxic in small quantities.
Use: stimulates new cell growth, lifts depression, calms nerves, fights infection, reduces inflammation, and eases congestion. Relieves pain and muscle spasm. Lowers blood pressure.
Perfume Note: Middle
Blends well with: Geranium, Bergamot, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Rosewood
Source: flowers, stalks
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: stimulates, relaxes, calms, soothes
Aroma type: sweet, floral, herbaceous
Warning: none noted

Lemon Essential Oils

Lemon Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Aroma is similar to fresh lemon rinds except richer and more concentrated.
Possible Uses: Athlete's foot, chiliblains, colds, corns, dull skin, flu, oily skin, spots, varicose veins, warts.
Botanical name: citrus limon
Use: fights infection, cools fever, stops bleeding, tightens and tones tissue, softens and soothes skin. Promotes bowel movements and increases urination. Lowers both blood sugar and blood pressure. Stimulates immunity.Lemon Fruit
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Juniper, Pine, Myrrh
Source: fresh peels
Aromatherapy benefits: refreshing, stimulating, uplifting
Aroma type: light, sharp, tart, tangy
Warning: May be irritating to sensitive skin. May also promote photosensitivity
Safety Information: Avoid being in the sun when using this oil.

Lemongrass Essential OilLemongrass  Essential Oils

Aromatic Description: Fresh, lemony, earthy.
Possible Uses: Acne, athlete's foot, excessive perspiration, flatulence, insect repellent, muscle aches, oily skin, scabies, stress.
Safety Information: Avoid in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin. Slight risk of sensitization.
Aromatherapy properties: Refreshing and rejuvenating. Stimulating and balancing. Its aroma inspires and brings fresh energy, clears the mind. Popular skin care ingredient for oily, mature and inflamed skin (in moderation).Lemongrass
Blends well with: Lemongrass blends well with a lot of different oils, “lifting” a blend to make it appear more energetic and lively. Lavender, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Fennel, Tea Tree, resinous Essential Oils and many others.

Lavendin Essential OilLavendin Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, floral, more herbaceous than lavender.
Possible Uses: Abscesses, asthma, blisters, boils, burns, cuts, cystitis, dry skin, dull skin, eczema, fatigue, insect bites, irritated skin, lice, muscle aches, scabies, shock, sores, sprains, strains, vertigo, wounds.
Safety Information: Neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Avoid in pregnancy, epilepsy and fever because of camphor content in Lavandin.
Lime Essential OilLime Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, citrusy, sweet.
Possible Uses: Acne, asthma, chilblains, colds, dull skin, flu, varicose veins.
Lime Essential Oil is well known in folklore for its ability to cleanse, purify and renew the spirit and the mind. It is also said to be effective in cleansing the aura.
Safety Information: Phototoxic. Lime Tree
Melissa Lemon Balm Essential OilMelissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, lemony, herbaceous.
Possible Uses: Anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, menstrual cramping, indigestion, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, coughing, insect repellent, eczema, fragrancing. Lemon Balm Melissa Plant
Safety Information: Lawless indicates that Melissa essential oil is non-toxic at low doeses, but that it can cause sensitization/irritation. She advises to use in very low dilution.
Linden Lime Blossom Absolute Essential Oils Linden Blossom Absolute Essential Oils (Lime Blossom)
Aromatic Description: Warm, floral, honey-like, with a slight citrus-like note.
Possible Uses: Headache, insomnia, migraine, stress.
Constituents: Farnesol.Linden Blossoms
   
Manuka Essential OilManuka Essential Oil (New Zealand Tea Tree)
Aromatic Description: Woody, earthy, balsamic. It is richer and warmer than common Tea Tree.
Possible Uses: (Uses listed are those for Common Tea Tree): Acne, athlete's foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, urethritis, warts, whooping cough.
Mullein Essential OilMullein Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Spicy with a nutmeg-like character.
Possible Uses: Very little documentation is available on Mullein essential oil. Hoffmann describes the herb as being useful for an expectorant and as an anti-inflammatory.
May Chang Essential OilMay Chang Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sharp, with a complex lemony aroma.
Possible Uses: Acne, indigestion.
Safety Information: Avoid with glaucoma. May have a homeone-like action. Avoid in prostatic hyperplasia. Avoid with sensitive, diseased or dmanaged skin. Slight risk of sensitization. Do not administer to children.

Marjoram Essential OilsMarjoram Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, sweet, woody, with a campherous, medicinal aroma.
Possible Uses: Aching muscles, amenorrhea, bronchitis, chiliblains, colic, coughing, excessive sex drive, flatulence, hypertension, muscle cramps, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains, strains, stress, ticks.
Safety Information: Avoid during pregnancy.Marjoram Plants

Use: Relieves pain and muscle spasms, fights infection, lowers blood pressure. Improves digestion, stimulates menstruation, calms nerves, promotes elimination, decreases sexual desire. Great for migraines, arthritis, PMS.
Perfume Note: Middle
Blends well with: Ylang Ylang, Fennel, Chamomile, Rose, Cypress
Source: flowers, stalks
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: warming, fortifying, sedating
Aroma type: woody, peppery, camphor, nutty
Warning: may cause drowsiness. Stimulates menstruation
Safety Information: Not for long term use. Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery when using this oil.

Myrrh Essential OilsMyrrh Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Warm, earthy, woody, balsamic.
Possible Uses: Amenorrhea, athlete's foot, bronchitis, chapped skin, dysmenorrhea, gums, halitosis, hemorrhoids, itching, mouth, ringworm, toothache.
Safety Information: Mildly toxic when taken internally (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner  Myrrh:
Botanical name: commiphora myrrha
Use: reduces inflammation, fights bacterial and fungal infection. Encourages new cell growth and wound healing. Helps with digestion, gas, expels mucus, strengthens the lungs, and maintains healthy gums.
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Frankincense, Clary Sage, Benzoin, Bergamot
Source: resin
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits:
Aroma type: sweet, smoky, musky, spicy
Warning: stimulates menstrual flow
Safety Information: Avoid during pregnancy

Saro Mandravasarotra Essential Oil Mandravasarotra Essential Oil (Saro Essential Oil)
Aromatic Description: Camphorous yet uplifting and lemony/fruity.
Possible Uses: Limited reliable information exists on Saro Essential Oil. Its camphorous/expectorant quality makes this an oil likely to be helpful with respiratory issues including easing coughs, asthma and bronchitis. Emotionally, this oil is uplifting and may be helpful in diffuser blends for depression and anxiety.
Safety Information: Limited reliable information exists. It is recommended that Saro Essential Oil is not used with children or in pregnancy, epilepsy, with those having heart conditions or in other situations where fragile health exists. Avoid use on the skin.

 

Mandarin Essential OilMandarin Orange Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Very sweet, citrusy, fruity.
Possible Uses: Acne, dull skin, insomnia, oily skin, scars, spots, stress, wrinkles.
Safety Information: Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand does not indicate any special precautions when using this oil. I have read conflicting reports as to whether Mandarin Essential Oil is phototoxic. It may be prudent to treat Mandarin Essential Oil as a phototoxic oil.Mandarin Orange Tree
  Myrtle Essential OilMyrtle Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sweet, slightly camphorous with a floral hint.
Possible Uses: Asthma, coughs, sore throat.

 Myrtle Plants

Nutmeg Essential OilNutmeg Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Rich, spicy, sweet, woody. Similar to the cooking spice, but richer and more fragrant.
Possible Uses: Arthritis, constipation, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, neralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, slow digestion.
Safety Information: If used in large amounts, can cause toxic symptoms such as nausea and tachycardia. Possible oral toxin
Niaouli Essential OilNiaouli Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Earthy, musty, harsh.
Possible Uses: Aches, acne, bronchitis, colds, coughs, cuts, dull skin, flu, oily skin, sore throat, whooping cough.
Neroli Essential Oils: Neroli Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Intensely floral, citrusy, sweet and exotic.
Possible Uses: Depression, frigidity, insomnia, mature skin, scars, shock, stress, stretch marks.
Safety Information: Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand does not indicate any special precautions when using this oil.
Unlike many other citrus oils, Neroli Essential Oil is not considered phototoxic.
Use: calms nerves, lifts depression, increases sexual desire. Fights infection, reduces inflammation, relieves muscle spasms. Softens, soothes skin, stimulates new cell growth, helps digestion and gas.Neroli Plant
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine, Benzoin, Vetiver
Source: flowers
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: relaxing, dispels fear, renewal
Aroma type: sweet, citrus, spicy, bitter
Warning: none noted
Oregano Essential OilOregano Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, sharp.
Possible Uses: Coughs, digestion.
Safety Information: Skin irritant, mucous membrane irritant, can cause skin irritation. Oregano Plant
Bitter Orange Essential Oil
Bitter Orange Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: As the name implies, it has a bitter orange aroma reminiscent of a cross between the sweetness of sweet orange oil and the slight bitterness of grapefruit oil.
Possible Uses: Colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, flatulence, flu, gums, mouth, slow digestion, stress.
Safety Information: Phototoxic.
Oakmoss Absolute Essential OilsOakmoss Absolute Essential Oils
Aromatic Description: Rich, earthy, woody.
Possible Uses: Used in perfumery for its earthy aroma and its properties as a fragrance fixative.
Safety Information: Use with extreme caution. Dermal sensitizer, toxic, and mucous membrane irritant. Avoid in epilepsy and pregnancy.
    Sweet Orange Essential OilSweet Orange Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Citrusy, sweet, reminiscent of orange peels, but more concentrated.
Possible Uses: Colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, flatulence, flu, gums, mouth, slow digestion, stress.
Safety Information: Lawless reports that a few people have experienced dermatitis from the limonene content of Sweet Orange. I have read conflicting reports as to whether Sweet Orange Essential Oil is phototoxic, and the method of distillation may play a role. It may be prudent to treat Sweet Orange Essential Oil as a phototoxic oil.  Orange Essential Oil :
Botanical name: citrus sinensis (sweet)
Use: stimulates lymphatic circulation, improves immunity, fights infection, reduces inflammation, relieves muscle spasm, eases digestive disorders. Cools fever and warms chills, calms nerves, diminishes depression.Oranges
Perfume Note: Top
Blends well with: Cypress, Geranium, Fennel, Coriander, Patchouli
Source: Either whole orange, or peel
Production method: Either cold expressing, or steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: refreshing, radiance, uplifting
Aroma type: sweet, or bitter, citrus
Warning: may irritate skin, promote photosensitivity
Safety Information: Avoid going in the sun while using this oil
Palmarosa Essential Oil Palmarosa Essential Oil :
Botanical name: cymbopogon martini
Use: fights infection, cools fever, improves digestion, circulation, cell growth, healing of wounds.
Perfume Note: Middle
Blends well with: Orange, Clary Sage, Coriander, Vetiver
Source: grass
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: serenity, refreshes, clarifies
Aroma type: sweet, floral
Warning: none noted

Petitgrain Essential OilPetitgrain Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, and slightly floral.
Though distilled from the same botanical species as neroli and bitter orange, Petitgrain Essential Oil possesses its own characteristically unique aroma. Petitgrain Essential Oil is distilled from the leaves and sometimes the twigs and branches of the tree whereas neroli essential oil is distilled from the blossoms and Orange Essential Oil is typically cold pressed from the rinds of the fruits.
Possible Uses: Acne, fatigue, oily skin, stress.
 
Patchouli Essential OilPatchouli Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Rich, earthy, woody aroma with a nearly hidden fruity note.
Possible Uses: Acne, athlete's foot, chapped skin, dermatitis, eczema, fatigue, frigidity, hair care, insect repellant, mature skin, oily skin, stress.  Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) : Essential oil of patchouli is obtained by the process of steam distillation from the leaves of the plant which are previously dried and fermented. The oil is thick and viscous and is orange-amber in color. It has a distinctively sweet and earthy smell that is long-lasting and unlike other essential oils, actually improves with age. Patchouli oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and can be used in skin care to treat acne, oily skin and open pores as well as minor sores that are weeping and reluctant to heal. It is also beneficial in the treatment of athlete's foot, chapped and painful skin and eczema. Patchouli is particularly beneficial to aging skin and will also help prevent scars and stretch marks. When used in a massage blend, particularly in abdominal massage, or alternatively in a warm compress, patchouli can relieve constipation and combat flatulence. Patchouli can also be used to strengthen the spirits when exhaustion has set in and will help restore a sense of calm and determination in stressful times. The oil also has aphrodisiac properties and can benefit in particular those whose desire or sexual performance has been adversely affected by stress and fatigue. Patchouli oil can also be used as an insect repellent. Botanical name: pogostemom cablin
Use: stimulates new cell growth, tightens tissues, speeds healing of sores, wounds, reducing body odor,Patchouli Plants cools fever, and repels insects. Calms nerves, lifts depression, reduces inflammation, fights infection, stimulates sexual desire.
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Chamomile, Lavender, Helichrysum, Geranium, Clary Sage
Source: leaves
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: pervasive, calming, enhancing
Aroma type: sweet, spicy, musty, earthy
Warning: none noted

 

Peppermint Essential OilPeppermint Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Minty, reminiscent of peppermint candies, but more concentrated. More fragrant than spearmint.
Possible Uses: Asthma, colic, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, sinusitis, vertigo.
Safety Information: Avoid in cardiac fibrillation, epilepsy, fever. Mucous membrane irritant and neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Some of this information applies to oral use, but is provided for informational purposes (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner). May cause sensitization. Peppermint Essential Oil : Peppermint Plants
Botanical name: mentha piperita
Use: relieves pain, muscle spasms, reduces inflammation, fights infection, clears congestion, opens sinuses. Regulates oiliness in skin, helps in digestion, stimulates the brain, promotes nerve health, cools fever.
Perfume Note: Middle
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Helichrysum
Source: plant
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: cooling, refreshing, clearing
Aroma type: menthol
Warning: Should not be taken in conjunction with homeopathic remedies. Avoid if pregnant OR nursing.
Safety Information: May irritate sensitive skin, stimulates menstrual flow. Stops the flow of mother's milk

Pine Essential Oil Pine Essential Oil
Botanical name: Pinus sylvestri
Use: fights infection, relieves muscle and joint pain, relieves congestion, clears mucous, increases urination. Increases blood pressure, and stimulates the adrenal glands and circulatory system. Repels insects. Antiseptic.
Perfume Note: Middle
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Patchouli, Bergamot
Source: needles, twigs, cones
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: refreshing, stimulating, invigorating
Aroma type: balsamic
Warning: may cause irritation to sensitive skin. Increases blood pressure
Safety Information: Do not use if you have high blood pressure
Parsley Essential OilParsley Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Herbacous, somewhat woody aroma.
Possible Uses: Amenorrhea, arthritis, cellulites, cystitis, frigidity, griping pains, indigestion, rheumatism, toxic build-up.
Safety Information: Hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver). Abortifacient (can induce abortions). Research that Tisserand refers to indicates that it has a strong abortifacient action. It should be used with extreme caution and avoided with and around pregnant women. Tisserand also indicates it may be a skin irritant. Parsley Plant
Chocolate Peppermint Essential OilChocolate Peppermint Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Soft and smooth peppermint aroma with a detectible chocolate note.
Possible Uses: The uses may be similar to those of traditional Peppermint Essential Oil. Little documentation is available regarding Chocolate Peppermint Essential Oil's therapeutic properties, contraindications or constituents. Use with caution in skin care and therapeutic applications.
Scotch Pine Essential OilScotch Pine Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, earthy, balsamic
Possible Uses: Colds, coughing, flu, rheumatism, sinusitis.
Safety Information: Sensitization can occur.
Slight risk of sensitization. Scotch Pine Tree
Rose Essential OilRose Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: strongly floral, sweet.
Possible Uses: Depression, eczema, frigidity, mature skin, menopause, stress.   Rose Essential Oil :
Botanical name: rosa damascena
Use: fights infection, reduces inflammation, relieves muscle spasms. Increases urination, bowel movement, regulates menstruation. Calms nerves, decreases depression, stimulates sexual desire.
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Jasmine, Fennel, Vetiver, Geranium, Clary Sage
Source: flowersRoses
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: relaxing, soothing, sensual
Aroma type: sweet, floral
Warning: none noted

Rosemary Essential OilsRosemary Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, herbaceous, sweet, slightly medicinal.
Possible Uses: Aching muscles, arthritis, dandruff, dull skin, exhaustion, gout, hair care, muscle cramping, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism.
Safety Information: Neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Avoid in pregnancy. Avoid in cases of hypertension. Avoid in epilepsy, fever (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner).   Rosemary:
Botanical name: rosamarinus officinalis
Use: stimulates the adrenal glands, circulatory system, liver, gallbladder, promotes nerve health, improves the functioning of the heart and nervous system. Tones and tightens the skin, regulates oil secretion, fights infection, joint pain, muscle spasms, and eases digestive orders.Rosemary
Perfume Note: Middle
Blends well with: Lavender, Geranium, Lemon, Sandalwood
Source: plant, flowers
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: stimulating, clarifying, invigorating
Aroma type: pungent, pine, woody, camphoric
Warning: May trigger epileptic seizures in prone individuals, may irritate sensitive skin
Safety Information: Avoid if you have high blood pressure
Rosewood Essential OilRosewood Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sweet, woody, fruity, floral aroma.
Possible Uses: Acne, colds, dry skin, dull skin, fever, flu, frigidity, headache, oily skin, scars, sensitive skin, stress, stretch marks.  Rosewood:
Botanical name: aniba rosaeodora
Use: relieves pain, fights infection, diminishes depression, stimulates the brain, clears the head, improves immunity, helps skin disorders, stimulates sexual desire.
Perfume Note: Middle
Blends well with: Ylang Ylang, Ginger, Coriander, Rose, Geranium
Source: tree
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: calming, soothing, clearing
Aroma type: soft, sweet, spicy, floral
Warning: none noted
Spearmint Essential OilSpearmint Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Minty, slightly fruity aroma that is less bright than peppermint.
Possible Uses: Asthma, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, vertigo.
Safety Information: Mucous membrane irritant.
Additional Notes: Whenever I'm concerned that Peppermint Essential Oil may overpower a blend or be a bit too stimulating, I turn to Spearmint Essential Oil either as a complete substitute for Peppermint Essential Oil or to blend with Peppermint to tone it down. Spearmint essential oil is a more subtle oil thanSpearmint Plant peppermint, but can be used for similar fragrancing and therapeutic applications. I especially enjoy incorporating spearmint essential oil into blends intended for easing headaches or stress. It's fresh, clean aroma blends well with other oils including peppermint, rosemary, basil, bay laurel, orange and lavender.
Spruce Essential OilSpruce Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, earthy, sweet, with a hint of a fruity note.
Possible Uses: Coughing, depression.
Safety Information: Possible skin irritation depending on true plant speciesSpruce Branches
Spikenard Essential OilSpikenard Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Earthy, woody, harsh, musty.
Possible Uses: Rashes, wrinkles.

 

Siberian ginseng Essential Oil Eleutheroccocus senticosus

Siberian ginseng Essential Oil (Eleutheroccocus senticosus): This treatment for lethargy and fatigue also boosts resilience to environmental stresses. Take two capsules, or one dropperful of tincture, twice a day or as a tea 2-3 times a day -- unless directed otherwise.

Sandalwood Essential OilSandalwood Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Rich, sweet, fragrant yet delicate, woody, floral.
Possible Uses: Bronchitis, chapped skin, depression, dry skin, laryngitis, leucorrhea, oily skin, scars, sensitive skin, stress, stretch marks.   Sandalwood:
Botanical name: santalum album
Use: fights infection, especially in the urinary tract, relieves muscle spasm, softens and soothes all skin types, moisturizes, stimulates new cell growth, clears mucous, congestion, calms nerves, stimulates sexual desires. Sandalwood is the oil from the first pressing. This oil is known as "Liquid Gold" and is the third oil referred to in the Wise Men's sacred offerings.Sandalwood
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Neroli, Benzoin, Jasmine
Source: tree
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: relaxing, warming, grounding
Aroma type: sweet, woody, warm
Warning: none noted
Spanish Sage Essential OilsSpanish Sage Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, camphorous, reminiscent in aroma to rosemary.
Possible Uses: Acne, cuts, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, sweating, hair loss, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, coughs, laryngitis, colds, flu, headaches, anxiety, fragrancing. Spanish Sage
Safety Information: Tiserand and Lawless indicates that this oil is generally not toxic or irritating. They advise to avoid during pregnancy (Tisserand lists it as an abortifacient).
Saro Mandravasarotra Essential Oil Saro Essential Oil (Mandravasarotra Essential Oil)
Aromatic Description: Camphorous yet uplifting and lemony/fruity.
Possible Uses: Limited reliable information exists on Saro Essential Oil. Its camphorous/expectorant quality makes this an oil likely to be helpful with respiratory issues including easing coughs, asthma and bronchitis. Emotionally, this oil is uplifting and may be helpful in diffuser blends for depression and anxiety.
Safety Information: Limited reliable information exists. It is recommended that Saro Essential Oil is not used with children or in pregnancy, epilepsy, with those having heart conditions or in other situations where fragile health exists. Avoid use on the skin.
Sweet Fennel Essential OilsSweet Fennel Essential Oils

Status: Unsprayed
Latin: Foeniculum vulgare
Family: Umbelliferae
Country: Egypt
Extraction: Steam distilled
Part distilled: Seeds
Odor: Sweet, licorice-like
Aromatherapy Uses::
Sweet licorice scent detoxifies the body while strengthening the liver. Used for balancing hormones and its anti-aging properties in skin remedies.
aperitif, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-microbial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, neuromuscular-reflex in CNS & spinal cord, psycho active, cholagogue, cicatrizant, digestive(carminative, splenic, stomachic, depurative, diuretic), expectorant, laxative, restorative
Skin: astringent for dull, dry, watery, oily and mature skin types; aids corns
Respiratory: asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, whooping cough, pulmonary congestion, difficulty in breathing- disorders of nervous origin
Muscular/Skeletal: rheumatism, acts as slight muscle analgesic, paralysis, lumbago
Immune: flu preventative
Digestive: gum disease, anorexia(MDR), dyspepsia, spasmodic colitis, colic, constipation, hiccups, nausea, detoxification from alcohol, nicotine
Endocrine: endocrine stimulant
Nervous Brain/ Mind: nerve tonic, eases nervous tension
Emotional/Energetic: Increases inner strength and courage
Blends well with: clary sage, cypress, grapefruit, juniper, geranium, lavender, rose, orange, sage, ylang ylang

Tangerine Essential OilTangerine Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, citrusy, similar to the brighter aroma of tangerine peels (as compared to orange peels), but more concentrated. I have read conflicting reports as to whether TangerineTangerine Tree Essential Oil is phototoxic. It may be prudent to treat Tangerine Essential Oil as a phototoxic oil. Therapeutic Properties: Digestive tonic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Calming

Aromatherapy uses
Florame Aromatherapy's tangerine essential oil can be used to help combat sleeplessness and stress when used in air diffusion. Tangerine essential oil should be diffused for 15 minutes before bed time to help induce sleep and reduce restlessness. To help relieve stress and create a relaxed ambience tangerine essential oil should be diffused every 4 hours throughout the day in 10-15 minute bursts. Tangerine essential oil can also help combat digestive complaints when taken internally. Take one drop of tangerine essential oil 3 to 4 times a day over a couple of days but medical consultation is advised before internal use. Tangerine essential oil is used as a food flavouring in the manufacture of drinks and sweets.

Blends well with
Bergamot organic essential oil, Roman camomile organic essential oil, Grapefruit essential oil, Fine lavender organic essential oil, lemon organic essential oil, Neroli organic essential oil, Rose essential oil, ylang ylang complete organic essential oil

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not apply undiluted to the skin. Photosensitising. Pregnant women should seek medical advice before use.
Triphala Essential Oils

Triphala Essential Oil : Triphala is used for many ailments like constipation:
Gastrointestinal tract tonifier
Colon tonification
Intestinal cleansing
Digestive balancer
Food assimilation support
Better circulation
Serum cholesterol balance

An Ayurvedic Indian herbal mixture, triphala is a remedy for constipation and poor bowel tone. Take only the capsules and avoid triphala in powdered form.

 

Tagetes Essential Oil

Tagetes Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, floral, slightly fruity.

Possible Uses: Corns, warts.
Safety Information: Possibly toxic. Use only in moderation.
Dermal irritant and severely phototoxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its phototoxicity.


Thyme Essential OilThyme Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, medicinal, herbaceous.
Possible Uses: Arthritis, colds, cuts, dermatitis, flu, insect bites, laryngitis, lice, muscle aches, oily skin, poor circulation, scabies, sore throat.
Safety Information: Avoid in cases of hypertension.   Thyme Essential Oil :
Botanical name: thymus vulgaris
Use: fights infection, improves immunity, eases pain of arthritis, eases muscle pain, improves digestion, relieves urinary tract infection and respiratory ailments. Improves circulation, elevates blood pressure. Overcomes emotional fatigue, nervousness, and stress, regulates oiliness of skin, regulates skin disorders.
Perfume Note: Top
Blends well with: Ginger, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Vetiver
Source: leaves, flowersThyme Plant
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: antiseptic, refreshing, strengthening
Aroma type: intense, warm, spicy
Warning: Avoid during pregnancy, if you have hyperthyroidism, or high blood pressure
Safety Information: can irritate or sensitize skin and mucous membranes, stimulates menstrual flow.
Manuka Essential OilNew Zealand Tea Tree Essential Oil (Manuka )
Aromatic Description: Woody, earthy, balsamic. It is richer and warmer than common Tea Tree.
Possible Uses: (Uses listed are those for Common Tea Tree): Acne, athlete's foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts,New Zealand Tea Tree Plants flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, urethritis, warts, whooping cough
Lemon Tea Tree Essential OilLemon Tea Tree Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Lemony, citrusy, bitter.
Tea tree oil Essential OilTea tree oil Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia): This germicide and antibacterial oil is great for cleaning infected wounds or as a gargle for a sore throat -- use a 10-percent solution but use pure 100-percent tea tree oil. Botanical name: melaleuca alternifolia

Tea Tree Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, herbaceous.
Possible Uses: Acne, athlete's foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, urethritis, warts, whooping cough.
Safety Information: May cause sensitization in some.
Use: fights infection, and fungi, soothes skin disorders, heals wounds. Releases mucous, relieves respiratory congestion. Increases immunity. Kills insects. Excellent for foot, nail fungus, athlete's foot.
Perfume Note: TopTea Tree Plant
Blends well with: Eucalyptus, Ginger, Thyme, Rosemary, Cypress, Coriander
Source: tree leaf
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: antiseptic, strengthening
Aroma type: camphoric, spicy, pungent
Warning: may be irritating to sensitive skin

 

Vetiver Essential OilVetiver Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Woody, earthy, herbaceous, spicy almost smoky.
Possible Uses: Acne, arthritis, cuts, depression, exhaustion, insomnia, muscular aches, oily skin, rheumatism, sores, stress.  Vetiver Essential Oil  (Vetiveria zizanoides): Vetiver is a grass, a member of the family Poaceae (Gramineae) and it is native to southern India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. It grows to a height of approximately 6 feet. It has deep, strong roots and is planted in some countries to protect the soil from erosion. Therapeutically, Vetiver oil has a profoundly relaxing effect on the nervous system, relieving tension and stress. It can be used to good effect in the treatment of insomnia. In India, Vetiver oil is known as the oil of tranquility. In baths or in massage, vetiver is beneficial in the treatment of the symptoms of disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism and stiff muscles. It is warming and comforting and will help to relieve the tension that is often associated with chronic pain. Vetiver oil also benefits the circulatory system, stimulating and warming, especially when used in combination with massage. In skin care, the antiseptic and slightly astringent properties of vetiver can be used to good effect in the treatment of oily skin that is prone to spots. Vetiver Plants
Botanical name: vetiveria zizannoides
Use: stimulates circulation, improves immunity, fights infection, relieves muscle spasms, calms nerves and stimulates sexual desire.
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Coriander, Marjoram, Juniper, Clary Sage
Source: root
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: harmonizing, relaxing
Aroma type: earthy, woody, musty
Warning: none noted
Valerian Essential Oils

Valerian Essential Oil (Valeriana officinalis): An assistant to sound sleep and a treatment for insomnia, Valerian comes in tincture, extract, or tablet form. Use one teaspoon of the tincture in a quarter cup of water, or take one or two tablets at bedtime. Valerian Root Plants

Vanilla Absolute Essential OilsVanilla Absolute Essential Oils
Aromatic Description: Rich, warm, sweet vanilla aroma.
Possible Uses: Perfumery and enhancing the fragrance of aromatherapy and natural skin/hair care formulationsVanilla Beans

 

Wintergreen Essential OilsWintergreen Essential Oils

Wintergreen is extensively used in pain relieving formulas, as its chemical makeup is essentially that of liquid asprin
The health benefits of Wintergreen Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like analgesic, anodyne, anti rheumatic & anti arthritic, anti spasmodic, anti septic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emenagogue and stimulant.

The Oil of Wintergreen is a world famous name. It is more popular with the people suffering from rheumatism, arthritis, gout and pain in bones and joints due to other reasons. This oil can be found in almost every household. This oil is easily available and can even be found in general stores. Wintergreen is a tree native to North America and it was they who believed to have discovered the use of its oil to drive away pain in muscles and joints. The botanical name of this shrub is Gaultheria Procumbens. The essential oil of this plant is extracted by steam distillation of its leaves. Menthyl Salicylate and Gaultherilene are the two main components of this essential oil and this Menthyl Salicylate forms an integral part of almost every anti arthritic and anti pain balm (for muscular and joint pain) available in the market.

Few Words of Caution: The Essential Oil of Wintergreen is highly poisonous due to presence of Menthyl Salicylate. It should never be ingested and should not be used in aromatherapy. External application is sufficient for making this oil work inside since it readily seeps through the skin and is absorbed by the muscles and tissues. Further, if accidentally ingested, it can cause severe damages to the internal organs like liver, kidneys etc. One more caution. Excessive external application on skin may also turn fatal because of absorption of excessive Menthyl Salicylate in the tissues and consequently in the blood stream. There are examples of death of a sportsman who rubbed too much of relaxing ointments on his thighs which contained Menthyl Salicylate. It should never be given to patients who are hyper-reactive to salicylates.

Blending: The Essential Oil of Wintergreen blends well with essential oils of mints, narcissus, oregano, thyme, vanilla and ylang-ylang.

Violet Leaf Absolute Essential OilsViolet Leaf Absolute Essential Oils
Aromatic Description: Green, earthy, slightly floral in dilution.
Possible Uses: Bronchitis, headache, insomnia, rheumatism, sluggish circulation, sore throat, stress.Violet Leaf Plant
Yuzu Essential OilYuzu Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, delightful citrus aroma that resembles a combination of mandarin and grapefruit. Be selective in who you purchase yuzu essential oil from as some producers have been found to pass a citrus oil blend off as the more costly yuzu essential oil.

Possible Uses: Yuzu is well known for its use in personal fragrances. Limited reliable information exists on the use of Yuzu in other specific applications. Its pleasant aroma makes Yuzu a good candidate for uplifting diffuser blends intended to help with anxiety, depression and nervousness. Children are very likely to enjoy the aroma.Yuzu Plant
Safety Information: Limited reliable information exists. As a citrus oil, Yuzu Essential Oil may be phototoxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours.

Yarrow Essential OilYarrow Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Sharp, woody, herbaceous.
Possible Uses: Fever, hair care, hemorrhoids, hypertension, indigestion, insomnia, migraine, scars, stretch marks, varicose veins, wounds.
Safety Information: Neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Avoid in pregnancy. Avoid orally in pregnancy, epilepsy, fever (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner). Yarrow Plants

Ylang Ylang Essential OilYlang Ylang Essential Oil
Aromatic Description: Fresh, floral, sweet, slightly fruity, fragrant yet delicate.
Possible Uses: Anxiety, depression, frigidity, hypertension, palpitations, stress.
Safety Information: Possible sensitization. Can cause headaches and nausea if used in excess.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oils
Botanical name: canangium odoratum
Use: calms nerves, lifts depression, fights infection, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, stimulates sexual desire.
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Rose, Geranium, Clary Sage, Lavender, Elemi, Orange
Source: flowersYlang Ylang Plants
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: enticing, soothing, sensual
Aroma type: fresh, floral, sweet, seductive
Warning: none noted

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