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AMYRIS (amyris balsamifera) Also known as West Indian Sandalwood, torchwood or candlewood. It is antiseptic, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, decongestant, expectorant and sedative.

ANGELICA (angelica archangelica ) Angelica is a good remedy for colds, coughs, pleurisy, wind, colic, rheumatism and diseases of the urinary organs. Not to be used by anyone with tendency towards diabetes, as it causes an increase of sugar in the urine.

ANISE SEED ( pimpinella anisum ) Well known for its effect on the digestive system. May have a good effect on asthma and breathing difficulties. Anise has estrogenlike properties, is an emmenagogue, aids childbirth, increases milk secretion, and is antispasmodic for nerves and muscles. Anise is indicated for lack of menstruation, menopause, colitis, and poor breathing due to nerves

ANISE, STAR ( Ilicium verum). Spicy, warm, licorice-like aroma like anise seed, but slightly stronger. Well known for its effect on the digestive system. May have a good effect on asthma and breathing difficulties.

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BALSAM PERU( myroxylon balsamum) Stimulant, expectorant, parasiticide. Used in scabies and skin diseases; it destroys the itch acarus and its eggs, and is much to be preferred to sulphur ointment, also of value in prurigo, pruritis and in later stages of acute eczema. It is a good antiseptic expectorant and a stimulant to the heart, increasing blood pressure; its action resembles benzoic acid. It is applied externally to sore nipples and discharges from the ear.

BASIL (ocimum basilicum) Generally used as an antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, pain reliever, decongestant of the veins, antibacterial, it works as a brain and memory stimulant and soothes stress, depression, and mental fatigue. Basil is also indicated for urinary infections, rheumatoid arthritis and insufficient digestive enzymes. Good for tired, overworked muscles, as a mouthwash for mouth sores and infected gums, for chest infections and digestive problems

BENZOIN (Styrax benzoin) The benzoin tree produces a white sap which becomes hard and brittle, and yellowish-brown in color. The bark is deliberately cut, causing the sap to run, and it is collected from the bark. It's made up mainly of Benzoic acid, Benzoate and some vanillin. It's used as an expectorant and pulmonary antiseptic, for acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It's used as a preservative in food. Has been found very helpful in the control of acne, eczema and psoriasis..

BERGAMOT (citrus aurantium bergamia) It’s aroma is uplifting, spicy, sweet; like orange and lemons with floral overtones. Inhaled, it relaxes the nervous system and acts as a digestive. Also used as an expectorant, gargle for a sore throat, inhaled for anxiety and depression, used for a variety of skin problems. It may be used as an inhalation for respiratory tract infections. It is a valuable antiseptic for the urinary tract and infections and inflammation such as cystitis.

BIRCH (betula alleghaniensis) A powerful oil which could irritate sensitive skin. Best used with caution. Has an invigorating effect on the spirits. Stimulates the sweat glands aiding the body in releasing harmful toxins, can be used as a diuretic for water retention and edema, increases the flow of urine and its diuretic properties could also help with obesity and cellulitis. Useful in a massage for rheumatism and muscle pain since it eliminates accumulation of uric acid in the joints.

BLACK CUMIN (cuminum cyminum L.) Strong anit-inflammative, antispasmodic, antitoxic, thyroid stimulant, and analgesic. The cold pressed oil makes a wonderful massage oil for stiff joints, sore muscles and general relaxation. The essential oil can be added to any massage oil for similar results.

BLUE LOTUS ABSOLUTE (nelumbo nucifera L.) The ancients considered this oil the doorway to heaven. At one time believed to be only for gifting the gods, it is an extraordinary tool for self realization and exploration. The rarity of the plant and diffuculty in extraction drives the cost but it is well worth the price.

BLUE TANSY (tannacetum annuum) Often mistaken for Chamomile Blue or great Mugwort, be careful! Blue Tansy is anti-inflamatory, antispasmodic, analgesic stimulant and digestive.

BOIS DE ROSE (ROSEWOOD) (aniba rosaeodora) is soothing, creates skin elasticity and helps the skin to rid itself of irritations and problems such as candida. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiparasitic. research at Weber State University in October of 1995 has shown this oil to have the highest inhibition rate of all the oils tested against gram positive and gram negative bacterial growth.

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CALENDULA (MARIGOLD) (calendual officinalis) This wonderful oil is anti-inflamatory antihemorrhagic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, fungicidal and cicatrizant. Great for insect bites, burns, cuts, rashes, cracked skin, wound healing and inflammations.

CAJEPUT (melaleuca leucadendron) As part of the Melaleucas, it has great value in skin care and for wound cleansing. It is analgesic, antiseptic, expectorant, and stimulant. Stimulates the mind and assists with getting it back into balance, helps clear thoughts. Soothes colic and vomiting. Could help with cystitis. Its antiseptic and expectorant properties make it excellent for respiratory tract infections such as colds, laryngitis, bronchitis and it may be helpful for asthma, as well as for nasal and sinus congestion. Its pain relieving properties make it useful in massage for neuralgia, headaches, gout, muscle stiffness and general aches and pain. Cajeput is considered non-toxic but may irritate the skin in high concentrations.

CARDAMOM (elettaria cardamomum) Its aroma is distinctively spicy, fruity, warm and balsamic. Its properties indicate it is good for the stomach (settles it), eases gas pains and nausea, digestive, neuro-muscular, antispasmodic, expectorant, and warming. Good inhaled for the bronchial system; assists in stimulating the lungs, expelling phlegm and can be used for easing coughs and bronchitis. Cardamom, the plant, has long been used as a condiment and medicine in India for digestive complaints. The Romans and Arabs both used it to settle gastrointestinal problems.

CARROT SEED (daucus carota) Among its uses are tonic, stimulant, liver regenerator, and control of cholesterol. Recommended for mature skin and/or wrinkled skin. Due to its stimulating effect on red blood cells, it adds tone and elasticity to the skin. Its properties make it useful for problems such as weeping sores and ulcers, vitiligo, prurities, boils, carbuncles, eczema and psoriasis. May help to relieve feelings of stress and exhaustion. Used in massage oils and baths as it is considered an excellent blood purifier due to its detoxifying effect on the liver.

CASSIA LEAF (cinnamomum cassia) False cinnamon. Antidiarrheal, anti-emetic, anti-infectious, powerful large spectrum antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, anticoagulant, anesthetic, antiputrefactive, antiseptic, astringent, stimulant and much more. Use with caution and knowledge.

CATNIP (Nepeta cataria) Carminative, tonic, diaphoretic, refrigerant and slightly emmenagogue, specially antispasmodic, and mildly stimulating. Producing free perspiration, it is very useful in colds. The herb should always be infused, boiling will spoil it. Its qualities are somewhat volatile, hence when made it should be covered up.

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CEDARLEAF (thuja occidentalis) This oil is found soothing for poison oak/ivy rash, it is astringent, anticancer(MDR), anti-tumor(MDR), expectorant, insect repellant, adnn antiallergic. It assists in healing cold sores, psoriasis, treats viral warts, cough, sore muscle pain, aids neuralgia and is a mental stimulant.

CEDARWOOD ATLAS (cedrus atlantica) This is a true cedar from the family Pinaceæ, also known as Atlantic cedar and Moroccan cedarwood. This oil is quite different from Virginian cedarwood. Its sweet, woody aroma with a camphoraceous note improves as the oil ages. Its properties are an arterial regenerative and a lymphotonic. It aids in the removal of body fat and is used externally for cellulite and the retention of fluid in the tissue. Its main benefits are on the respiratory system due to its expectorant properties, easing conditions such as bronchitis, coughs and colds. The oil may be beneficial in the treatment of kidney and bladder disorders. Its antiseptic properties make it an ideal remedy for bladder and kidney infections and for cystitis. The oil may be added to a sitz bath and to compresses. It can be added to shampoos or facial washes to reduce oily secretions. The oil helps to clear chronic conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. It would make a good hair tonic and effective for treating seborrhoea of the scalp, dandruff and alopecia. Cedarwood Atlas is calming and soothing with sedative effects similar to Sandalwood. This oil is considered neurotoxic and abortive and should not be used on children and pregnant women.

CEDARWOOD VIRGINIA ( Juniperus virginiana) Also known as Red cedar, it is from the family Cupressaceæ. Calms nervous tension and states of anxiety. Expectorant, dries phlegm. Recommended for hemorrhoids. Deters moths and other insects, usually in drawers and closets. Care should be taken that garments do not directly touch wood treated with Cedarwood essential oil.

CELERY SEED (apium graveolens var. dulce) This oil is anti-oxidative, anti-rheumatic, antipigmentary, antispasmodic, decongestant and sedative. Helps decrease puffiness and redness in skin. Helps disolve accumulated uric acid in the joints, aids arthritis, gout pain and rheumatism, aids lymphatic drainage, helps with indigestiona and flatuence, helps with glandular balance and cystitis.

CHAMOMILE BLUE (matricaria chamomile) Its color is deep blue with major components of chamazulene, farnesene and bisabolol. The chamazulene content supplies the most important actions such as soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory. Among its othe uses are hormonal balance and antispasmodic action. This oil is indicated for all kinds of skin disease and can be used in hot compresses on boils, abscesses, splinters, etc. It can also be used in massage for muscular pain and for arthritic inflamed joints. It is a good remedy for urinary stones. Menstrual pain and menopausal problems can be relieved by the use of compresses, massage and baths. The action of chamomile as a vasoconstrictor can help reduce the redness of the cheeks due to enlarged capillaries.

CHAMOMILE, ROMAN (chamaemelum nobile) Also known as Sweet chamomile, English chamomile, Nobel chamomile. Roman chamomile is generally used to treat psychological problems, beneficial for people who are short tempered, self involved, overly sensitive or rarely satisfied. It is a traditional remedy for children and is recommended when they are feeling impatient or tense. A 1% dilution of Roman chamomile oil in apricot kernel or any other carrier oil will be very useful as a massage oil over their cheeks or abdomen if the child suffers from colic or teething pain. It is useful as a mild sedative for children.

CINNAMON BARK (cinnamomum verum) Used as an insecticide, emmenagogue, antispasmodic, antibacterial, aphrodisiac and antifungal particularly against Candida and Aspergillis. Eases colds and breathing difficulties. As an inhalation, it is excellent for exhaustion, feelings of depression and weakness. It is a very effective antiseptic, digestive and anti-rheumatic and is regarded as one of the strongest antiseptic oils. Useful for preventing infectious and contagious diseases. Not recommended for skin care. Traditionally used in clearing warts. It is used in the Middle East and Orient for fighting viruses and infectious disease.

CINNAMON LEAF (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Used as an insecticide, emmenagogue, antispasmodic, antibacterial and antifungal particularly against Candida and Aspergillis. The leaf oil is relatively non-toxic.

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CISTUS (cistus ladaniferus) is high in phenols which support and strengthen the autoimmune and immune systems. Antiarthritic, antiviral, antimicrobial,antiseptic, antitussive, astringent and cicatrizant. aids wound healing, drying boils, acne, regenerating for slow healing of infected tissue and very helpful with diabetic wounds.

CITRONELLA (cymbopogon winterrianus) Used as an insecticide and antidepressant. Its most useful quality seems to be as an insect repellant and may also help pets get rid of fleas. Also known to clear the mind so may be useful against headaches and migraines. Its deodorant and stimulating properties always refresh sweaty tired feet, activating the whole body.

CLARY SAGE (salvia sclarea) A relaxing, warming oil which eases nervous tension. Known as a hormone balancer, it may regulate scanty periods. Its well known for its euphoric action and is an extremely valuable oil for treating nervousness, fear, paranoia and depression. Its antispasmodic and emmenagogue properties make it useful for helping with uterine problems such as easing PMS, regulating scanty periods and easing painful cramps in the lower back, eases post-natal depression. Useful during menopause. Also soothes digestive problems.

CLOVE BUD(eugenia caryophyllus) Highly irritant to the skin, must be diluted, clove bud oil is safer to use than clove leaf due to its lower eugenol content. It should never be used directly on the skin or in large concentrations. Clove bud oil lifts depression and is recommended as an inhalation when feeling weak and lethargic. It's excellent as an antiseptic because of the high proportion of eugenol. It helps stimulate digestion, restores appetite and relieves flatulence. The dental value of cloves is well know, the oil has been traditionally used to relieve toothaches. Clove oil is not used in skin care except to treat infectious wounds, skin sores and leg ulcers. Beneficial to the digestive system, effective against diarrhea, vomiting and spasms. Can help toothache, rheumatism, arthritis and mouth sores

CLOVE LEAF (eugenia caryophyllata) Clove leaf oil has a strong, spicy and penetrationg aroma; it's highly irritant to the skin and must be well diluted. Clove leaf has a higher eugenol content than clove bud and should never be used directly on the skin or in large concentrations. It's excellent as an antiseptic because of the high proportion of eugenol. It helps stimulate digestion, restores appetite and relieves flatulence.

CORIANDER (coriandrum sativum) Coriander is considered anti-inflammatory and sedative. It's indicated for stress, anxiety and insomnia. May help memory by stimulating the mind. In research from Cairo University, lowers glucose levels by normalizing insulin levels and supporting pancreas function. It also has anti-inflammatory and sedative properties Used as a massage oil to ease arthritis pain and migraine headaches. Can also be applied to clear blackheads and for oily skin.

CYPRESS (cupressus sempervirens) It is anti-infectious, spasmolytic and a venous decongestant. Cypress is indicated for colitis or infections of the gut, to decongest the prostate and to stimulate pancreas and has primary use in the respiratory and circulatory systems. This is a warming, stimulating and uplifting oil and when inhaled just before bedtime can be soothing and relaxing. Useful for sweaty palms or feet. As with many of the evergreen oils, it is useful to reduce fluid retention and cellulite and for aching muscles and arthritis pain. It is inhaled for strength and comfort. For varicose veins dilute in a carrier oil and massaged lightly into the legs every day. A few drops of this oil on a cotton ball placed under the pillow can help stop coughing. Regulates menstrual cycle, promotes and increases periods in conditions associated with dysmenorrhoea. It helps relieve painful periods and reduces abnormally heavy blood loss, particularly when it happens in the early stages of menopause. Soothes anger.

 

 

 

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NEROLI (Citrus aurantium) Oil from orange blossoms is known as neroli oil and is extracted from the white blossoms of the bitter orange. A powerful, but delicate bitter-sweet floral fragrance. Neroli essential oil is antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, digestive, stimulant and sedative. Very relaxing, rather hypnotic, relieves chronic anxiety, depression and stress. Good in cases of insomnia, best used in the bath before bedtime. In spite of this, it is also joyous and uplifting. Due to its antispasmodic action Neroli is well known for its ability to relieve muscle spasm of the smooth muscles, especially that of the small intestines. It is extremely useful for chronic diarrhea, especially when this arises from nervous tension. This oil is suitable for all skin types since it does not irritate and is also useful for the treatment of broken capillaries under the skin's surface.

NIAOULI ( melaleuca quinquenervia viridiflora) It is analgesic, antiseptic, bactericide, cicatrizant, insecticide, decongestant and vermifuge. Stimulating, uplifting, clears the head and may aid in concentration. Niaouli is considered an excellent antiseptic for treating pulmonary infections such as bronchitis and sinus. Excellent for chest infections, bronchitis, asthma and sinusitis.

NUTMEG (myristica fragrans) Considered analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, parturient, and tonic. Invigorates and stimulates the mind. Indicated for extreme tiredness and used in massage blends for aching joints because of its warming property. Not recommended for skin care.

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ORANGE (citrus aurantium) It is antidepressant and calming. It refreshes the air and dissipates cooking odors. It is also a good grease cutter and is very useful in removing gooey residues, such as price labels from glass products and glass picture frames. Always test a small area as its color may discolor certain finishes. As with all cold pressed citrus essential oils, there's a chance of photo toxicity on skin exposed to the sun.

OREGANO (origanum compactum) has powerful anitviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic properties and may aid in the ability to balance metabolism and strengthen the vital centers of the body. This oil is an excellent disinfectant and stomachic. A very potent oil which could irritate the mucous membranes and should never be applied directly to the skin or mucous membranes. Best avoided in pregnancy. Its main effect seems to be on the digestive system, soothing the stomach, liver and spleen. Calms intestinal spasm. May combat acidity, stomach gas and encourage appetite.

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PALMAROSA (cymbopogon martini) It is antifungal and antiviral. Indicated for bronchitis, birthing, regeneration of the skin, and regulating oil production of the skin. Useful in treating skin infections.

PARSLEY SEED (petroselinum sativum) The oil, because of its depurative property, is traditionally used in aromatherapy for the treatment of arthritis, cellulite and accumulation of toxins. It is also an emmenagogue and is recommended for the treatment of amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea and as an aid during childbirth. It is an abortifacient and its use is not recommended during pregnancy.

PATCHOULI(popostemon cablin) It is antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, deodorant, fungicide and insecticide. May cause loss of appetite. Its odor may be little too persistent for some people. Due to its strong astringent and cicatrisant properties, may be helpful for loose skin, especially after dieting, used in many anti-wrinkle products. Its diuretic properties are useful in cases of fluid retention and cellulite. Well known to increase libido, considered an aphrodisiac. Relieves effects from insect bites, protects clothes from moths. It is known as a tissue regenerator which helps stimulate regrowth of skin cells and the forming of scar tissue. Heals rough, cracked skin. Useful for treating acne, eczema, fungal infections and scalp disorders including dandruff

PENNYROYAL ( mentha pulegium) This EO should be used with extreme caution.. It is a well known emmenagogue; do not use during pregnancy. Has some use in menstrual difficulties, often used to bring on menstruation. It's valuable in repelling insects on animals. Can be diluted either in alcohol or vinegar as a rub to kill fleas. Many aromatherapists will not use this oil.

PEPPER, Black (piper nigrum) It's analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, laxative and stomachic. There's the possibility of skin irritation. Black pepper is very stimulating to the mind, gives stamina where there's frustration. Its rubefacient and analgesic properties make it useful for muscular aches and pains and muscular stiffness as it assists with dilation of local blood vessels. Assists with rheumatoid arthritis and temporary limb paralysis. Warming in event of cold and flu. Stimulates appetite. Expels wind, calms vomiting. Its stomachic effect increases flow of saliva and stimulates appetite, expels wind, encourages peristalsis and is useful in bowel problems; restores tone to colon muscles

PEPPERMINT (mentha piperita) Cooling, analgesic, antispasmodic, anesthetic, decongestant, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide and stimulant. Helps people become clear headed and refreshes the spirits. Helpful for people who are unable to concentrate or who have mental fatigue. Said to relieve states of anger, hysteria and nervous trembling, excellent for depression. On the body, it has a dual action: cooling when hot and warming when cold. As a remedy for colds, it halts mucous and fevers and encourages perspiration. Extremely important for its effect on the digestive system. Has a slightly anesthetic effect on stomach muscles. Good for travel sickness, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, colic, nausea and to keep drivers alert while on the road. Its cooling and pain relieving action seems to ease headaches, migraines and toothaches. Used in liniments for the relief of muscle pain, lumbago, bruises, joint pain and insect bites. Can be used to relieve any kind of skin irritation or itching but should be used in a dilution of 1% or less or the irritation will be made worse. Not much liked by insects and vermin. Should be kept away from eyes, likely to irritate skin and mucous membranes. Best avoided by pregnant women and nursing mothers as it may discourage flow of milk. May antidote homeopathic remedies.

PETITGRAIN (citrus aurantium) obtained from the leaves of the bitter orange tree and has a fresh floral citrus scent with a woody herbaceous undertone. It is antidepressant, antispasmodic and deodorant. Calms anger and panic, refreshes the mind. It is considered uplifting and refreshing. Has a sedative effect on the nervous system, helpful for rapid heartbeat or insomnia. Eases breathing and relaxes muscle spasms. Helpful with painful digestion by calming stomach muscles. Could help in clearing up skin blemishes and pimples. Useful for greasy hair and skin.

PINE (pinus sylvestris) It is antiseptic, bactericidal, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, and insecticidal. Known to refresh a tired mind and mental fatigue it is invigorating. It is a powerful antiseptic and helpful in cases of bronchitis, laryngitis and influenza. Has good effect on respiratory problems due to its expectorant properties. Effective with cystitis and prostate problems and known as a general kidney cleanser. Its warming properties may relieve rheumatism, gout and arthritis, may be beneficial for muscular pain and stiffness. A wonderful house cleaner and deodorizer.

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RAVENSARA (ravensara aromatica ) Clove/eucalyptus-type odor, a mild version of Rosemary aroma. It is highly anti-viral, this is the EO to use for the flu or respiratory infection. Used for clearing the sinus and breathing passages, loosening tight muscles, relieving menstrual discomfort and aches and pains. Very safe on the skin, good for cold sores, shingles and genital herpes. It is also considered a muscle relaxant and analgesic.

ROSE OTTO ( rosa damascena) has the highest frequency of 320 Hertz. It enhances the frequency of every cell, bringing balance and harmony to the body. It is antihemorrhaging, anti-infectious, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericide, diuretic, emmenagogue, laxative, sedative, stomachic and prevents scarring. About 30 roses are required to make 1 drop of oil and 60,000 petals to make 1 oz. of oil. The essential oil of rose has a deep psychological effect. It is harmonizing, anti-depressive and helps make sorrow easier; soothes feelings such as anger, fear and anxiety. Rose otto oil is used extensively for gynecological conditions such as regulating hormones, functional infertility, uterine bleeding, strengthening the uterus, regulating menstruation, and relieving menstrual cramps.

ROSEMARY (rosmarinus officinalis) Strong, clear, penetrating, camphoraceous and herbaceous aroma. It is analgesic, antidepressant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, cicatrisant, digestive, diuretic, hypertensive and rubefacient. Not suitable for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure. Avoid in pregnancy since it is an emmenagogue. Might antidote homeopathic remedies. Clears the head and aids memory, good for mental strain. Helps ease gout and tired, overworked muscles, tired or weak legs and circulatory problems of extremities, as well as cold feet. Since it stimulates blood circulation, it is a good remedy for low blood pressure. It's an excellent tonic for the liver and gall bladder. Helps lower high blood sugar.

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SAGE ( salvia officinalis) Traditionally, sage has been used for a variety of disorders such as respiratory infections, menstrual difficulties, and digestive complaints. its properties are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, digestive and diuretic. It has been recognized for its benefits of strengthening the vital centers, metabolism and aiding in menopause. Should be used with caution, avoid with people with epilepsy or high blood pressure, do not use in children or the elderly, avoid in pregnancy as it's an abortifacient. Sage contains thujone, a substance which is considered toxic in high doses.

SANDALWOOD (santalum album) is similar to frankincense oil in its support of the lymphatic system, nervous and cardiovascular system and relieves the symptoms of sciatica and lumbago. Traditionally, it was used for skin regeneration, yoga, meditation and has been found to help remove negative programming from the cells and increases oxygen around the pituitary and pineal glands.

SPEARMINT (mentha spicata) oil may aid the respiratory, nervous and glandular system. It is antispasmodic, anti-infectious, antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory. Its hormone-like activity may help open and release emotional blocks and bring about a feeling of balance. It has been used to increase metabolism to burn fat. SPRUCE (picea mariana) oil may aid the respiratory, nervous and glandular system. Its aromatic influences help to open and release emotional blocks bringing about a feeling of balance.

SPIKENARD (Nardostachys jatamansi) It is a very calming oil, both emotionally and physically, and is of special value in serious skin conditions. Powerful antifungal. Indicated for psoriasis, athlete's foot, fungal infections, dandruff and emotionally for deep sadness. It's a powerful oil for grounding, for emotional needs. Spikenard is known in aromatherapy circles as "a woman's oil" and is recommended for use in spiritual blends or blends for meditation.

SPRUCE (tsuga canadensi) This is not Black Spruce (Picea mariana). Fresh pine, bitter orange peel aroma. Recommended for relief of stress and anxiety. Also recommended for muscle aches and pains, aching joints, poor circulation, muscle spasms. Inhaled for the respiratory system,helpful for bronchitis or asthma. Blends well with Orange, Lavender and Clary sage.

SPRUCE, BLACK (picea mariana) Antispasmodic, antiinflammatory, antimycotic, antiparasitic, airborne antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial, antitussive, astringent, diaphoretic, expectorant, nervine, stimulates the thyroid gland, helps with acne, dry eczema, muscle aches, stress and tension.

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TANGERINE (citrus tangerina) It is antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative and stomachic. Could be phototoxic; care should be taken not to expose the skin to strong sunlight after use. Has an almost hypnotic effect on the mind. May be helpful with stress and tension due to its soothing action on the nervous system. Assists with gastric complaints, such as flatulence, diarrhea and constipation. Stimulates flow of bile which helps to digest fats.


TARRAGON (artemisia dracunculus) has been used in Europe to reduce anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, intestinal spasms, nervous digestion, sluggish digestion and genital urinary tract infection. It may also help reduce premenstrual discomfort and pain with nerves and sciatica. It is neuromuscular, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial and prevents fermentation.

TANSY (WILD) (tanacetum vulgare) has been shown to be very supportive of the immune system. It encourages an uplifting feeling, a positive attitude and a general feeling of well-being. It is antiviral, anti-infectious, antibacterial, fights colds, flu and infections.

TEA TREE (melaleuca alternifolia) This is a "must have" essential oil. It is antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, cicatrizant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide and sudorific. It may cause irritation on sensitive areas of skin. Its most important usage is to help the immune system fight off infectious diseases. Activates the white corpuscles to form a defense against invading organisms and helps to shorten the duration of illness. Indicated for influenza, cold sores, and gingivitis. A series of massage with this oil before surgery will help to fortify the body. Its strong antiviral and germicidal properties are useful in repeated infections. Its fungicidal properties help clear vaginal thrush and is of value with genital infections generally. Alleviates urinary tract problems such as cystitis. Gives relief to genital and anal itching as well as general itching from chicken pox to rashes caused by insect bites.

THYME (thymus vulgaris) may be beneficial in supporting immunological functions and overcoming fatigue and physical weakness after illness. It is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and works as anuterotonic, neurotonic and cardiotonic.

TUBEROSE (Polianthes tuberosa L., fam. Amaryllidaceae) (Agavaceae)Induces relaxation for stress & anxiety,compliments personal character, protects energy and personal boundries, aids with attention to other's needs.

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VALARIAN (valerian officinalis var. angustifolium)
Insomnia, nervousness, restlesness, tension, agitiation, nervous headaches. Should be used with caution.

VETIVER (veteveria zizanialdes) antiseptic, antispasmodic, immune stimulant, nervous sedative, circulatory stimulant, helps with irritated wounds, oily skin, cell regenerator, help connective tissue problems, activates venous circulation in digestive system, tonic to urinary excreting system, helps with depression, insomnia, nervous tension, mental and physical exhaustion and balances the Central Nervous System.

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WHITE LOTUS (nymphaea lotus) was revered as one of the most exotic and treasured flowers in ancient Egypt. It provided the foundation of medicine as it contained anticancerous properties and helped prevent diabetes. Science has done little research on this plant or oil, so there is much yet to learn; but the fragrance is very intoxicating and uplifting to the emotions. (as availabl)

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YLANG YLANG (cananga odorata) may be extremely effective in calming and bringing about a sense of relaxation. It is antispasmodic, balances equilibrium, helps with sexual disabilities and frigidity and has been used traditionally to balance heart function by lowering blood pressure.



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DAVANA (artemisa pallens) is anti-infectious, soothing to rough, dry and chapped skin, and stimulating to the endocrine system, perhaps improving hormonal balance.

DILL (anethum graveolens) oil has been proven through research at Cairo University to help lower glucose levels by normalizing insulin levels and supporting pancreas function. In European hospitals it is also used for bronchial catarrh and liver deficiencies.


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ELEMI (canarium communis) This gentle oil is analgesic, antiseptic, balsamic, expectorant, fungicidal and generally fortifying. It aids in skin rejuvination, skin inflammaitons, fungal growths, healing and closing infected wounds. Eases congestion, strengthens the immune system particularly at the start of illness. Helps with nervous exhaustion related to stress.

EUCALYPTUS (eucalyptus globulus) Commonly known as blue gum. Some of this oil's properties are expectorant, decongestant, insecticide, analgesic, antirheumatic and antiseptic. Inhibits proliferation of the cold virus. Deters mosquitoes and other insects. Cools emotions, aids concentration. Effective in all types of fever, lowers the temperature, makes breathing easier, and loosens phlegm. It is one of the most valuable oils for treating the respiratory system. According to research, the spraying of a 2% emulsion containing eucalyptus oil kills off 70% of local, airborne staphylococci. Helps with cystitis. Clears up sinus congestion.

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FENNEL (foeniculum vulgare) It is antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide and laxative. Its main qualities are warming and drying. It is an excellent body cleanser, may rid the system of toxins from alcohol and excessive eating, great for hangovers. It may be used for the treatment of cellulite when accumulations of toxic wastes and fluids in the subcutaneous fat produce a characteristic wrinkled appearance. Regulates menstrual cycles. Also used for the lungs as an antispasmodic and expectorant. May be used in cold conditions and bronchitis. Tonic to the digestion. Good for vomiting and colic. Antispasmodic, relieves colic, constipation and gas. Decreases appetite. Should be avoided by pregnant and lactating women, persons with endometriosis and epilepsy.

FIR (abies alba) has traditionally been used to help support the body and reduce symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis, colds, flu and fevers. It has been found to be beneficial in fighting airborne germs and bacteria. It is antiseptic, anticatarrhal, antiarthritic and stimulating.

FRANKINCENSE (boswellia carterii) Frankincense has been used since ancient times. Among its properties are antiseptic, astringent, cicatrisant, diuretic, digestive, uterine and sedative. Slows down breathing and produces feelings of calm. Ideally used for meditation. Like most other oils extracted from resins, frankincense is effective for respiratory catarrhal discharge and respiratory congestion. Used in inhalations, it may be helpful for asthma sufferers as it eases shortness of breath. Its astringent properties may relieve uterine hemorrhages, as well as heavy periods and generally acts as a tonic to the uterus. Its cytophylactic properties make it an ideal oil for mature, wrinkled skin in need of a lift.

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GALBANUM (ferula gummose) It is recognized for its antiviral properties and overall body strength and supporting properties. When combined with other oils, such as frankincense or sandalwood, the frequency increases dramatically

GERANIUM (pelargonium graveolens) Among its properties are analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, cicatrisant, diuretic and insecticide. Calms anxiety, lifts the spirit, assists with depression. Useful for all conditions of the woman's reproductive system as an inhalant and massage application, beneficial for PMS. May assist with menopausal problems such as vaginal dryness and heavy periods. Assists with breast inflammation. Helps clear the body of toxins and this may be helpful with addictions. Stimulates the lymphatic system which keeps infection at bay. Eases neuralgia. Indicated for all problems of the nervous system such as anxiety and nervous fatigue. The oil is a diuretic and a lymphatic stimulant which can help relieve congestion, fluid retention and swollen ankles. Useful for all skin conditions as it balances sebum. Good for oily skin. It's an excellent remedy for burns, wounds and ulcers.

GERANIUM ROSE (pelargonium graveolens)
This oil is antidepressant, antihemorrhagic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antibacteral, antifungal, analgesic, atispasmodic, astringent, cicatrizant, deodarant, lymphotonic and more. We include this oil as part of our essential first aid kit. It is particularly useful in wound healing especially after facial or plastic surgery.

GINGER (zingiber officinale) It is antiseptic, analgesic, expectorant, laxative, and aphrodisiac. Has been used in the East for thousands of years for relief from arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, muscular aches and pains, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sore throats, diarrhea, colic, cramps, indigestion, loss of appetite, fever, flu, chills and infectious disease. Aids memory, cheers one up. Settles the digestive system, effective against nausea, hangovers, jet lag, sea and travel sickness.

GRAPEFRUIT (Citrus paradise) It is antidepressant, antiseptic, diuretic and disinfectant, stimulant. Invaluable in times of stress and depression as it uplifts and revives the spirit. May have an effect on obesity and fluid retention, is useful for treating water retention and is detoxifying. Ideal for treating cellulite. It has a stimulating effect on the digestive system. Helpful in treating acne, congested and oily skin. Relieves migraine and premenstrual tension and jet lag. Ideal for disinfecting rooms and in spray blends.

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HELICHRYSUM (helicrysum italicum) , a/k/a Everlasting and Immortelle
Among its properties are anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal and cicatrisant. The French used this oil primarily as an anti-inflammatory to regulate cholesterol, stimulate the cells of the liver, and as an antispasmodic. Has powerful antibruise properties. It's ideal to use in lymphatic drainage massage, acts as a stimulant for the liver, gall bladder, kidneys and spleen--the organs responsible for detoxifying the body. Italidone, one of its chemical components, has been found to have strong mucous thinning, expectorant and cicatrisant properties. It is a rejuvenating oil which promotes cell growth, helping to rebuild tissues. Clears the body of candida apparently, which often thrives when vitality is low.

HYSSOP (hyssopus officinalis) Some of its properties are anticatarrh, anti-asthmatic and anti-inflammatory on the pulmonary system. It liquefies mucus and relieves bronchial spasms. Effective for treating colds, sore throats and bronchitis. Helps to raise low blood pressure. Relieves stomach cramps, expels winds and has traditionally been used to eliminate worms. Relieves menstrual problems associated with water retention during periods. Antispasmodic, cicatrisant, emmenagogue, expectorant and sudorific. Should be used sparingly and avoided by people suffering from high blood pressure, epilepsy and during pregnancy. This very potent oil is recommended in very low dosages. if at all.

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JASMINE (jasminum grandiflorum) Among its properties are antidepressant, antiseptic, emollient, cicatrisant, uterine, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic and sedative. Apply a drop to the temples for headaches. Wonderful as a massage for the pelvic area for a congested pelvis or for any type of menstrual problems. Used to balance women's hormones to create a regular menstrual cycle. Inhaled, it can be a great help for labor pains and applied externally it is a massage for the uterus. It is the most valued oil in childbirth and is used as a massage on the abdomen and lower back in the early stages of labor as it will relieve the pain and strengthen the contractions. Jasmine is used to relieve depression (including post-natal), nervous exhaustion and ease stress. In skin care, it's used to treat dry skin, dermatitis and eczema

JUNIPER BERRY (juniperus communis) It is expectorant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative and rubefacient. Not to be used if you have any type of kidney or inflammatory problems. Effective diuretic and antiseptic of the genito-urinary tract, very valuable in treating cystitis and kidney stones. Helps with cellulitis. Clears intestinal mucous. Helpful in cases of gout and rheumatism as it helps to eliminate uric acid. Regulates period and eases painful cramps. In skin care, it's useful for treating acne, blocked pores, weeping eczema, psoriasis and inflammations.

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LAVENDER (lavendula officinalis) The first essential oil one should reach for in the case of minor burns and sunburn. Among its many properties, it's known to be analgesic, antidepressant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, cicatrizant, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, fungicide, sedative. Soothes the spirit, relieves anger, valuable in manic-depressive cases. Has a sedative action on the heart, assists in bringing down high blood pressure, relieves insomnia, relieves muscular spasms and rheumatic pains. Useful with menstrual problems, bronchitis and headaches, helps lower blood pressure. Purifies the air, promotes growth of new skin cells, great healing effect on burns and sunburn, acne, psoriasis, boils, fungal growths, and scarring. Lavender is one of the safest essential oils to use with children and the elderly.

LEMON (citrus limon) has been found to promote leukocyte formation, dissolve cellulite, increase lymphatic function and promote a sense of well-being. It is also beneficial for the skin, serves in the purification of air and water and works well in removing gum, oil and grease spots.

LEMONGRASS (cymbopogon flexuosus) works well for purification. It may be beneficial for the digestive system and has been reported to help regenerate connective tissue. It is a vasodilator, anti-inflammatory, sedative and supportive to the digestion system. Stimulates the mind, lifts the spirit, clears the head. Stimulates appetite, helpful with colic and indigestion. Helps prevent spread of contagious diseases. Great for aching muscles, relieves tired legs. Relieves fatigue, assists with jet lag

LIME (citrus aurantifolia a/k/a Citrus medica var. acida) It is antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, disinfectant, insecticide, restorative. Very stimulating in cases of apathy, depression and anxiety. Eases coughs and chest congestion. Encourages appetite, may assist in anorexia. Assists in treating alcoholism because of its disinfecting and detoxifying properties.

LOTUS, BLUE (nymphaea caerulea)

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MANDARIN (citrus reticulate) This oil is antiseptic, antispasmodic, cholagogue, digestive, diuretic and sedative. Its refreshing aroma has an uplifting quality often used to eliminate depression and anxiety. It has long been used for babies suffering from colic or hiccups. Has a tonic effect on the digestive system, aids the secretion of bile and breaks down fats. Calms the intestines and relieves flatulence. It's often used in combination with neroli and a carrier oil to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy

MARJORAM (origanum majorana) It is analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative and laxative. Due to the higher 1,8-cineole content of Spanish marjoram, this oil is more effective used as an expectorant for respiratory tract infections and spasms. Marjoram has a calming effect on the nervous system, relieves anxiety and stress. It is effective for insomnia, especially when there's high blood pressure. Prolonged use may diminish sexual desire. Very effective in dealing with painful muscles, mostly in the lower back area. Assists with swollen joints, good as an after-sports rub. Seems to lower high blood pressure. Soothes digestion, may help with stomach cramps, constipation and flatulence. May be effective against sea sickness. Alleviates stuffed-up feeling during colds. May be useful in relieving painful periods.

MELISSA (melissa oficinales) is antiallergenic, antidepressant, anti-inflammative, antihistaminic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, choleretic, digestive, insect repellant, muscular stimulant, cardiac and uterine tonic. May irritate sensitive skin.

MOUNTAIN SAVORY (satureja montana) is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic, immune-stimulating and a general tonic for the body.

MYRRH (commiphora molmol) It is antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, disinfectant,anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic and diuretic. Myrrh is one of the most renowned incenses along with frankincense. Myrrh is thought to enhance spirituality and may be used either in an oil burner or inhaled directly. It's particularly valuable for people who feel stuck emotionally or spiritually and want to move forward in their lives. Due to its drying action is effective against excessive mucous in the lungs. Recommended in cases of bronchitis, colds, sore throats, and coughs. Excellent for mouth and gum disorders; it is the best treatment for mouth ulcers, gingivitis and bleeding or spongy gums. Stimulates and invigorates the immune system. Of great benefit in cases of scanty periods, leucorrhea and clearing obstructions in the womb. The efficacy of myrrh for the treatment of chronic wounds and ulcers is legendary. . It is specially valuable for wounds that are slow to heal and for weepy eczema and athlete's foot.

MYRTLE (myrtus communis) may normalize hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and ovaries as well as balance the hypothyroid according to Dr. Penoel. Research has shown it to help the respiratory system with chronic coughs and tuberculosis, is suitable to use for coughs and chest complaints with children and may help the immune function in fighting colds, flu and infectious disease. Fresh, slightly sweet and penetrating, similar to eucalyptus. Antiseptic, astringent, bactericide, and expectorant. May soothe feelings of anger, envy and greed. It's a suggested oil to use with people with addictions or self destructive behaviors. Particularly useful with pulmonary and urinary infections where there's excessive bronchial catarrh. Eases hemorrhoids with its astringent effect, particularly when mixed with witch hazel and cypress oil.

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