Therapeutic Essential Oil Enlightenment Information
For the purposes of this list, I have color coded the oils using the following system:
Red- do not use if pregnant
Green - not approved by FDA for ingestion
Blue - avoid use in sun
Since the list is specifically for use by expectant mothers, pregnancy cautions take first priority. Any additional cautions or warnings will appear at the end of the description.
Any experience I have in blending the oil or other information is listed under "tips" which follows the oil's description. Please note that some of the suggested blends could be with oils which are not
intended for use by pregnant women. Double check any recipe before using it. Typical aromatherapy effects of an oil can also be found (when I've known them) within the description in italics.
If you have any suggestions or recommendations regarding this list, please e-mail me.
To find any given on the list, click on the first letter of the oil's common name:
This colorless or pale yellow oil has a warm, musky, earthy aroma with excellent staying power. The oil will turn light
brown as it ages. Only small quantities are needed to create an effect in a perfume. The flavor is bitter and reminiscent of a
blend of parsley and celery. Said to be a good remedy for gout, anorexia, migraine and accumulation of fluids. It strengthens the
heart and immune system. In the Chinese culture, this is employed to promote fertility and to treat general female dysfunction. calming, anchoring, restorative, strengthening Caution - also avoid if you are diabetic; avoid use in sun
This oil gives licorice candy and chewing gum their distinct flavor. Anise is also added to perfumes for a rich, sweet fragrance.
Said to be a good remedy for colds and coughs, epilepsy, insufficient lactation, impotence, and pain. cheering, sense-enhancing, mildly euphoric
This deep amber oil is used to treat acne, dandruff, dermatitis, fungal infections, hair loss, arthritis and even leucorrhea.
It was one of the oils used by Egyptians in the embalming process. The wood has often been used in building due to its pesticide qualities.
The oil also has such qualities. relaxing, calming, grounding Tip - blend with Bergamot, Cassie, Rosemary, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang or other florals.
Wide range of culinary uses. Basil's floral, spicy odor is also excellent for use in perfumes. Relatively high in
Methyl Chavicol which is moderately toxic, irritating to the skin and may be carcinogenic. invigorating and reviving, clarifying, uplifting, energizing, strengthening, refreshing Tip - For topical use, try Basil Linalool. Blends with Lavender, Bergamot and Neroli. Caution - also avoid use in sun
Often used in hair treatments to stimulate the scalp (especially greasy hair). It has a powerful, spicy, sweet
aroma and is used to produce bay rum fragrance. Said to be a remedy for arthritis, aches and pains. Also proported
to promote hair growth. relaxing, warming, antiseptic Tips - Blends with Lavender, Lavandin, and Ylang Ylang. Caution - possible skin irritant, use in moderation
Uplifting and refreshing oil, said to be good for confidence building. It is greenish-yellow in color (
darkening with age) and fresh, sweet-fruity, slightly balsamic. Bergamot is proported to be useful for
oily and blemished skin, exzema, urinary tract infection, intestinal parasites, anxiety and depression. It is
familiar as the flavoring in Earl Grey Tea. Uplifting, soothing, balancing, anti-depressant, antiseptic Tips - Blends with Coriander, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli and Orange. Some vendors offer a Bergapten
free Bergamot which should not be as phototoxic.
One of the oldest known spices, primarily used in flavoring. Particularly
interesting effects are obtained when it is used sparingly in perfume
blends, especially with rose (but not during pregnancy!). Said to relieve sore muscles when used in a massage. warming, vitalizing, invigorating Tips - Blends with Lavender and Ylang Ylang (this blend imitates carnation) Caution - potential skin irritant
A highly penatrating oil, useful for its clearing properties. Caution - Use well diluted
CAMPHOR aka:Ravintsara - Cinnamomum Camphora
DD>Commonly used in scenting detergents, soaps, disinfectants, deodorants, room
sprays and other household products. Sometimes used to care for skin ailments (oily skin mostly). Also used in the food industry. Camphor has been removed from the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia due to its toxicity in crude forms. If you choose to use White Camphor, research carefully and proceed cautiously. It can be used to treat acne, oily conditions, arthritis, sprains, bronchitis, fever and flu. clarifying, energizing Caution - people with epilepsy should avoid. Totally avoid brown and yellow varieties as they contain safrol and are toxic and carcinogenic.
A stimulating and tonic oil which is a traditional remedy for dyspepsia, intestinal colic and menstrual cramps. It has been said to also promote lactation. The oil is colorless or a very pale yellow with a strong and warm fragrance - the scent of the many breads and cakes which are made with it. You have probably also smelled Caraway in your toothpaste. Tip - Blend with Jasmine or Cinnamon. Too much can easily overpower a blend. Caution - Use sparingly, possible skin irritant
A spicy warming oil with stimulating properties. Reputed to be an aphrodisiac. Appropriate (in very small quantities) for a wide variety of culinary uses.
The oil has a spicy aroma with floral undertones and can be used in
masculine and floral perfumes. sense enhancing, warming, exotic Tip - Blend with Orange, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Ylang Ylang and Neroli.
Used to provide a spicy-sweet aroma for exotic and natural-type perfumes. Many people describe its fragrance as "earthy" or "woody". In
skin care, carrot seed oil is used to tone and stimulate elasticity and for
cleansing purposes (should be diluted 1 part carrot seed to 10 parts carrier
oil). Also said to be a cleanser, cellulite buster and remedy for both anemia and PMS. replenishing, comforting, reviving, nourishing, restoring Tip - Blend with other spice or citrus oils.
This oil ranges in color from pale yellow to dark brown (oil extracted from bark) and is a natural stimulant in low doses and a depressant in high doses. It is used to flavor food as well as toothpastes, mouthwash and chewing gum. It is used medicinally for digestive complaints. This is not an oil to be used by someone with little experience since it can cause severe skin irritation. euphoric, energizing, warming Caution - Very irritating to the skin and mucous membranes - increases with frequency of use.
A spicy flavoring for soups, sauces, meats and pickles. Only a small quantity of this yellow or orange colored oil is needed for perfumery. It has also been used to treat bladder or kidney complaints, arthritis, flatulence, jaundice and decreased lactation. It's fragrance is very long lasting. It is in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for rheumatoid arthritis and depression. nourishing, warming Tip - blends with Coriander, Lavender, Pine and Tea Tree. Caution - possible skin irritant
Also known as blue chamomile. The blue color comes from azulene which is formed during distillation. The odor is strong, sweet and apple-like and adds a warm undertone in perfumes. Chamomile is used in massage oils and other herbal preparations. Said to be a remedy for colic, digestive problems, irritability, excessive anger and skin conditions. Also proported to balance and maintain the female reproductive system. relaxing, soothing, nourishing, balancing Tip - blends with Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Patchouli and Ylang Ylang.
Best known for its soothing effect. Said to be a remedy for dry skin and is a gentle oil. It is one of the few oils which can be used on inflamed skin. Believed to be a remedy for insomnia, irritability, arthritis, abscesses and over sensitivity (skin). Often used in perfumery as well. This is a very pale blue oil (turns yellow with age) with a warm and sweet fragrance. In the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia it is for the treatment of dyspepsia, nausea, anorexia, vomiting in pregnancy and flatulent dyspepsia associated with mental stress. relaxing, replenishing Tip - blend in small quantities with Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Bergamot or Ylang Ylang Caution - can cause skin irritations.
Used to flavor foods and other household items. Some say it is an aphrodisiac. It has been used for many years for ailments including colds, flu, digestive and menstrual dysfunction, rheumatism and kidney dysfunction. It is also a natural stimulant. It can be purchased two ways - Cinnamon Bark and Cinnamon Leaf. Cinnamon Bark is pale to dark yellow in color. Cinnamon Leaf is a yellow or brownish oil. There are no real home aromatherapy uses for Cinnamon Bark. Cinnamon Leaf has been used to treat lice, scabies, warts, wasp/bee stings, diarrhea and infectious diseases. It has also been used during childbirth to stimulate contractions.
The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia uses Cinnamon for flatulent colic and dyspepsia. refreshing, stimulating, vitalizing Tip - blends with Orange, Ylang Ylang or Mandarin. Caution - Cinnamon Bark Oil is not for topical use as it is a dermal toxin. Note that Cinnamon Leaf can stimulate uterine contractions!
Soothes and warms while uplifting the spirit. Proported to be a nerve tonic and remedy for depression, tension, aging skin and PMS. centering, euphoric, visualizing Tip - blends with a wide assortment of oils. Caution - do not mix with alcohol or drive
Used in many dental preparations - toothpaste, mouthwash, etc. The oil has a
powerful, spicy-fruity aroma. Some people have termed it as an oriental type fragrance. Said to be a remedy for impotence, memory and aliments of the respiratory system. warming, sense-enhancing, aphrodisiac Tip - blend with Bergamot, Lavender or Ylang Ylang. Caution - skin irritant
Is mildly sweet. It can be combined with bergamot for a
popular candy flavor. The fragrance of the oil is spicy, aromatic and
pleasantly sweet. stimulating, refreshing, clarifying Tip - blend with Bergamot, Neroli, Sandalwood, Cypress, Pine, and Cinnamon.
Its balsamic and pine needle-like aroma often used as a modifier in pine fragrances. Said to be a remedy for decrease energy, varicose veins, cellulite, asthma, excessive perspiration and hemorrhoids. Is also useful in cleansing the skin as an astringent. purifying, balancing, warming, relaxing Tip - blend with Lavender, Lemon or Sandalwood.
Has an easy aroma - not too overpowering. Used in many dishes - especially those of German or Scandinavian descent.
When blended with Fennel and baking soda this oil is a constituent of "Gripe Water". It also has been used as a soothing
digestive aid and to treat colic. It is still current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for this purpose. Some also use
it to promote lactation in nursing mothers. It is a colorless or pale yellow oil which holds a warm and spicy scent. relaxing, uplifting Tip - blend with Elemi, Fennel, Caraway, Cumin or Nutmeg.
Try this oil as a massage on an older relative. It is said to work wonders with aging skin - adding elasticity.
It was one of the aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians for the embalming process. It has been used as a treatment for aged skin,
infected cuts, inflammations, rejuvenation, wrinkles and unproductive coughs (inhale it from a tissue). The essential
oil is extracted by steam distillation. A resinoid and resin absolute are also produced but are hard to locate. It is colorless or
pale yellow and has a fresh, lemony fragrance. stimulating, rejuvenating Tip - blend with Lavender, Frankincense, Cinnamon Ylang Ylang or other spicy oils.
Its clearing properties make this a terrific massage oil in times of chest colds. It is also used in many commercially sold products for the same purpose. Also said to be a remedy for urinary infections, diabetes and intestinal parasites. purifying, stimulating, invigorating Tip - there are many variations of Eucalyptus - none should be ingested unless you are very informed about how much and why. Blend with Cajeput, Lavender, Pine or Ylang Ylang.
Often described as musky or earthy, this oil is used in imitation maple extracts, baked goods and candy.
It is said to be a remedy for cellulite, obesity, PMS, anemia, menopause concerns, and stomach spasms. balancing, restorative, warming, cleansing, invigorating Tip - blend with Lavender, Bergamot or Sandalwood Caution - avoid use in sun; skin irritant; people with epilepsy should avoid; not for use on young children
A fresh, outdoors fragrance just as its name would invoke. It is especially popular during the holidays for use
as an aromatic. It is said to remedy respiratory weaknesses such as asthma or bronchitis. It is highly esteemed in
Europe for its medicinal virtues and its fragrance. The oil is either colorless or a very pale yellow. Fir is often
used as a fragrant component in deodorants, room sprays, disinfectants, and bath preparations. Since there are many
"cousins" to this oil, it is a very good idea to check the specific botanical name. centering, warming, harmonizing Tip - blends with labdanum, lavender, lemon or marjoram. Caution - possible skin irritant in high concentrations
You have probably smelled this peppery aroma since it is used often for incense and meditation. Also used in perfumes, this yellow or light green oil has been used on aging skin, breast
inflammations, uterine disorders and in preparation for childbirth. visualizing, relaxing, restorative Tip - blend with Sandalwood, Pine, Lavender, Mimosa, Neroli, Bergamot or Pepper.
Many people have taken garlic internally (capsules mostly) for its reputation for treating diarrhea,
hepatitis, ringworm, high blood pressure and heart disease. Much like Onion, however, it is very rarely
employed in aromatherapy due to its unpleasant fragrance.
Delightful and strong floral fragrance. An ingredient in many perfumes, it has a rose-like quality
with minty undertones. It is said to be a remedy for diabetes, acne, cellulite, eczema, aging skin, oily
skin, depression and nervous tension. It has been used in the past as a natural anti-depressant. relaxing, balancing, normalizing Tip - blend with Bergamot, Lavender or Ylang Ylang.
If you've had a glass of ginger ale, you've tasted this fiery and spicy oil. It is used to flavor
many foods including meats and desserts as well as soft drinks. It has been proported as a remedy for
many digestive problems, poor memory, impotence and diarrhea. stimulating, strengthening, anchoring Tip - blend with the citrus oils or Ylang Ylang Caution - possible skin irritant; avoid use on young children
Most all of know this smell. It is a refreshing and invigorating citrus. It has been used as a
flavoring for many desserts and beverages. Many have also used it as a remedy for obesity, depression
and water retention. balancing, stimulating, rejuvenating Tip - blend with Bergamot, Neroli, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cypress or Lavender. Caution - skin irritant
The therapeutic properties of camphor oil are analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cardiac, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge,
hypertensive, insecticide, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific, vermifuge and vulnerary.It also has a positive effect in colds and flu, infectious
diseases, bronchitis, coughs, and can assist with muscular pains, rheumatism, sprains, arthritis etc.
Tip - Blends with the basil, cajuput, chamomile, lavender and melissa. Caution - Since this oil can be toxic, it should NOT be used in aromatherapy massage, but could be used in vapor therapy to ease respiratory problems.
In some cases it can also be used in compresses. Pregnant women as well as people suffering from epilepsy and asthma should not use it.
Has a very strong spicy fragrance. In the past it has been used as a remedy for whooping cough, indigestion and fatigue. refreshing, cleansing Tip - blend with Lavender or other citrus oils. Caution - people with epilepsy or high blood pressure should avoid
A little goes a long, long way with this strong, floral fragrance. It is estimated that about 90 percent of all perfumes have some Jasmine component. Has been used to remedy sleep disorders as well as aches and pains. relaxing, sensual, exotic, romantic Caution - Although not recommended for use during pregnancy, its qualities are often quite welcome during labor and delivery for pain relief and relaxation
If you like woody and peppery, this is a fragrance to be tried - after pregnancy. It is a major component in many men's colognes and aftershaves. Juniper Berry has been used as a hair loss, oily complexion, cellulite, diabetes, and female reproductive system remedy. reviving, relaxing, restoring Caution - people with kidney disease should avoid
Probably the most widely used of all essential oils. Just blend it with something, blend it with most anything. Lavender has been said to be
a remedy of many ailments. It has been used to treat burns, PMS, menopause concerns, high blood pressure, depression, insect bites, acne, wounds,
insomnia, headache, sinusitis and others. relaxing, balancing, soothing, gently clarifying
A European hybrid of Lavender which produces many of the same properties of Lavender without the drowsy effects. A perennial, bushy shrub with silvery, grey or
green linear leaves and purple, violet or blue spiky flowers.
Clean fresh, floral top notes with herbaceous undertones... The most popular essential oil
Deodorizer, disinfectant, antiseptic. Tip - Citrus, florals and herbs work especially well... Imagination is limitless with Lavender.
Widely used in beauty care as an astringent and antiseptic oil. It has been a remedy for acne, brittle nails, nervous system ailments, viral diseases of many types, asthma, and gall bladder ailments. It takes about six dozen lemon rinds to produce one ounce. The essential oil is a pale greenish-yellow with a bright citrus fragrance. stimulating, uplifting, refreshing, cooling Tip - blend with Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus (great for cleaning), Lavender or other citrus oils. Caution - skin irritant
Lemongrass is said to be a remedy for open pores, excessive perspiration, and infectious diseases. A cleanser for oily skin and used in shampoo to add luster to the hair. It has a strong citrus fragrance which makes it a preferred fragrance in room and
outdoor sprays (insect repellents), soaps and detergents. Try it as a room deodorizer. Lemongrass is used in the production of vitamin A. refreshing, vitalizing, cleansing Caution - skin irritant
Unlike other citrus oils Lime is often preferred distilled rather than expressed.
Expressed Lime is extremely phototoxic, whereas distilled Lime is
only moderately so. The expressed oil is a pale yellow or olive-green in color and holds the fragrance of the peel used to obtain it. It is this phototoxic oil which is used in perfumery. Distilled Lime ranges from virtually colorless to pale yellow. Dozens of limes are needed to produce a half ounce of oil. Uses of the oil include beverages, sherbet and hard candy. It is used to treat colds, greasy skin, insect bites, colds, flu, fever and infections. uplifting, refreshing, cheering Tip - blends with Neroli, Citronella, Lavender, Rosemary and the other citrus oils.
This oil ranges in color from clear to pale yellow. It can be used to treat acne, cuts, wounds
and other skin damage. It can also be used in stress-related conditions. Typically this wood oil is
used in soaps and perfumes. relaxing, calming Tip - blends with most other wood oils and most florals
This oil is a warm yellow and intensely sweet. It is a relaxant and tonic, soothing and gentle
to sensitive skin. It has been used to treat many skin ailments, obesity, fluid retention, hiccoughs,
insomnia, and restlessness. It is often used with children and pregnant women. gently relaxing, calming Tip - blend with Neroli, Cinnamon, Clove Bud or other citrus oils
A soothing and relaxing oil, not to be confused with Wild Marjoram which can
irritate the skin. anaphrodisiac, comforting, woodsy Tip - blend with Lavender, Bergamot, Chamomile Roman, Tea Tree or Eucalyptus.
Produced from the herb lemon balm. It takes up to 600 pounds of fresh lemon
balm plants to yield one ounce of oil. The oil has a lemony aroma and sharp,
floral-lemon flavor. relaxing, balancing Caution - possible skin irritant
One of the oldest-known perfume materials. Mentioned 3,700 years ago, myrrh
has a long history of use as incense, especially with frankincense, during
the Christmas season. centering, visualizing, meditative Tip - blend with Sandalwood, Cypress, Lavender, Patchouli or Pine Caution - not approved by the FDA for internal consumption
Orange Blossom is known by the name Neroli having been named after a princess of Nerola in Italy.
This oil is dark brown or orange in absolute and pale yellow (darkens with age) as an essential oil. It has been
used to treat scars, stretch marks, aging skin, wrinkles, colic, flatulence, anxiety, shock and poor circulation.
Other oils known as Neroli exist, but are less fragrant and of less quality. Typically very relaxing and soothing
in highly emotional situations. centering, relaxing, soothing, exotic, sensual Tip - blends with most all oils but I enjoy it with Chamomile Roman, Coriander, Jasmine, Lavender,
Ylang Ylang or other citrus oils.
Contains the characteristic flavor and fragrance of nutmeg spice. It is used
in cooking as a replacement for the spice. One or two drops are sufficient
in most recipes. It is also used in men's fragrances and spicy perfumes. rejuvenating, elevating, energizing Caution - avoid if epileptic.
One of the most popular flavors in the world. Orange is widely used in foods
of all types. In perfumery sweet orange is often used as the heart of floral
blend. Said to be a combative measure against constipation, digestive spasms, palpitations, hysteria,
insomnia and other stress-related conditions. cheering, refreshing, uplifting Tip - blend with Lavender or Ylang Ylang Caution - potential skin irritant
Although this pale yellow oil has been employed for years for its high concentrations of vitamins
A, B and C and its properties for clear skin, balanced glands and weight stabilization, it is very rarely
employed for aromatherapy uses due to its offensive fragrance. Just imagine opening cutting up about a
million onions in an air-tight room.
A widely used fixative in perfumes - but very, very strong and not admired by everyone.
The very intense aroma is described as earthy, rich, sweet, balsamic, woody and spicy. Said to be a good
sedative, nerve tonic and aphrodisiac. Has been used to combat depression, frigidity, anxiety, dandruff,
wrinkles, herpes and other fungal infections. romantic, soothing, exotic, sensual
A strong, cool, minty flavor. Has been used to treat impotence, mental fatigue, colic, indigestion,
nausea, diarrhea, fainting, vertigo, halitosis and many respiratory
conditions. Peppermint oil is refreshing in both taste and
aroma. A popular flavor in breath lozenges, toothpaste and mouthwash. vitalizing, refreshing, cooling Tip - blend with Lavender, Lemon, Eucalyptus or other mints. Caution - skin irritant; those with high blood pressure should avoid
Made from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree today, but at one time was extracted from the
green unripe oranges when they were still the size of cherries ("little grains"). This oil is pale yellow or
amber and has a fresh and sweet fragrance with a woody undertone. It has also been described as floral and citrus.
It is added to massage and bath oils and hair care products. Has been used to treat dyspepsia, stress, greasy skin,
excessive perspiration and to aid memory. relaxing, soothing, stabilizing Tip - blend with Lavender, Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Labdanum, Jasmine or Neroli.
Woody, balsamic. Refreshing, strengthening, stimulating. Has been used to treat poor circulation,
respiratory ailments, urinary infections, and pulmonary diseases. Tip - blend with Tea Tree, Lavender, Lemon, Niaouli, Eucalyptus or Marjoram. Caution - potential skin irritant
A sweet, deep, warm, intense, immensely rich and long-lasting fragrance aroma. Rose oil is one of the oldest and
best known of all essential oil. It is used extensively in
medium and high-priced perfumes of all types for its aroma and fixative
qualities. The oil is also used in
skin creams, powders, and lotions. A drop or two in a massage, facial, or
bath oil creates a luxurious, soothing experience. romantic, creative, gently cheering and uplifting Caution - avoid during the first two trimesters of pregnancy
Floral and sweet fragrance which has been described as elevating and stimulating. Rose oil has been used
for skin care, nervous tension, digestive and menstrual problems, headaches, and liver congestion.
Used in hair care, fragrance, cooking and cosmetics. Brush on or wash into
dark hair to condition and bring out color highlights. Has been used to treat general weakness, memory loss,
jaundice, wounds, burns, oily hair, hair loss, water retention and arteriosclerosis. clarifying, warming, invigorating Caution - those with high blood pressure or epilepsy should avoid; potential skin irritant
Used in cooking and scented products. There are many types of this common
garden herb, all closely related. Has been used to treat anemia, neurasthenia, hypotension, female reproduction
system dysfunction, perspiration, mouth ulcers, gingivitis dandruff and hair loss. Spanish sage grows wild throughout Spain. warm, soothing, cheering Caution - those with high blood pressure or epilepsy should avoid
Rare perfume used in ancient rituals as a spiritually purifying ointment.
Sandalwood is a valuable fixative which blends well with other oils. It is a
very mild oil suitable for dry skin. Has also been used to treat dry skin, depression, diarrhea, nausea, acne,
dry cough, insomnia and impotence. Some aromatherapists prefer Sandalwood Mysore, which is only distilled in
India's Mysore region. This oil, however, is hard to find since the Indian Government has closed the distilleries
in that area. Any of this type of oil which is on the market is typically several years old. relaxing, centering, exotic, sensual
Energizing to the mind and body. Use in bath water for its refreshing
effect. Make a facial steam of spearmint oil in a pot of boiling water to
help cleanse and refine pores. This oil has been used to treat nausea, colic, hiccoughs, indigestion, headaches and flatulence. refreshing, cooling, gently vitalizing Caution - potential skin irritant
Great astringent (must be properly diluted) for oily skin. Tangerine is also
a tasty addition to beverages and desserts. It has been used to treat nervous tension, insomnia, epilepsy,
intestinal dysfunction, constipation and irritability. cheering, uplifting
Delivers a warm, spicy, medicinal aroma. It is used in colognes and
aftershaves and as a scent in room sprays, antiseptics, gargles, shampoo,
acne creams, soaps and other skin care products. Has been used to treat fungal infections, urinary infections,
cystitis, herpes, warts, insect bites, infected sores, abscesses, acne, intestinal parasites, immune system
dysfunction, and other infectious illness. cleansing, purifying, uplifting Caution - possible skin irritant
An intense, herbaceous aroma and flavor. Thyme is used to scent soaps,
colognes and aftershaves and for cooking meats, vegetables and soups. cleansing, purifying Caution - possible skin irritant; those with high blood pressure should avoid
A rich, woody and masculine scent. It is used as a perfume fixative, like sandalwood. Has been used to treat
insomnia, tension, depression, oily skin and sprains. soothing, deeply relaxing, grounding Tip - this oil is best used in a blend, try Lavender, Sandalwood or Jasmine.
This is a very old medicinal herb used for many ailments including fever, menstrual concerns, respiratory
infections, rheumatism and digestive dysfunction. It can also be applied externally on rashes and other sores
(please note the caution). The stalks are traditionally used for divination in the I Ching. As a hair rinse,
this oil will promote hair growth. The oil itself is dark blue or green and has a fresh, sweet fragrance. The active
properties of this oil will vary according to source. gently calming, meditative Tip - blends with Cedarwood, Pine, Valerian or Vetiver. Caution - possible skin irritant
Means "flower of flowers" and the flowers were once spread on the
beds of newlyweds. This oil ranges in color from greenish-yellow to a pale orange. Ylang Ylang is a richly fragrant oil, best used for body perfume and massage oil. Is closely
related to Cananga (Cananga odorata var macrophyllata). Has been used to treat depression, high blood pressure,
insomnia, impotence, insect bites, frigidity, dry skin and hair loss. You can find many varieties of this oil,
but they are all derived from the same plant. Those labeled "extra" are said to be the first oil drawn off the
early morning picked flowers of the Cananga tree and the highest quality of oil. It is a pale yellow oily liquid
with an intensely sweet fragrance. sensual, euphoric, romantic, alluring Tip - blend with Lemon, Rosewood, Jasmine, Vetiver, Mimosa, Rose or Bergamot Caution - You can get too much of a good thing. It's scent has been known to cause headaches and/or nausea when used in excess.
Though essential oils are safe and 100%
natural, yet users are advised to take some precautions while
using aromatherapy products. Some general safety guidelines that
should be strictly observed are:
Keep out of reach of children
Always ensure the integral dropper is in place
Avoid direct contact with eyes and other delicate areas
Only for external use
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or
prevent any disease.
Consult your health care professional about any
serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural
substances such as essential oils for serious health conditions that require professional