Essential Oils

Essential Oils
ESSENTIAL OILS:

Aniseed Essential Oil

Uses: An essential oil suggested for the digestive system, could stimulate a tired mind, muscular aches and pains. Helpful for colds, coughs, and bronchitis. Origin: Spain Latin name: Pimpinella anisum Note: Top Extraction: Distillation from seeds Applications: Inhalation, Massage Contraindications: Avoid during pregnancy, can cause dermatitis, best to use in small doses.

Basil Essential Oil

Uses: Headaches, digestive upsets, sharpens the senses, sluggish/congested skin. Origin: India Latin name: Ocimum basilicum Note: Top Extraction: Distillation from flowering herb Applications: Inhalation, Massage Contraindications: Avoid during pregnancy, can irritate the skin

Benzoin Essential Oil

Uses: Calms the mind, helps relieve symptoms of coughs, colds, bronchitis and flus, cuts or chapped skin. Origin: India Latin name: Styrax benzoin Note: Base Extraction: Solvent from resin Applications: Widely used as a fragrance fixative. Also can be used in massage, bath and body care products. Cautions: May be an irritant to people with extremely sensitive skin

Bergamot (FCF) Essential Oil

Uses: Very uplifting oil, good for depression, anxiety, eczema/psoriasis, cold sores, sluggish digestion. Origin: Italy Latin name: Citrus bergamia Note: Middle Extraction: pression from the rind Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Skin irritant, bergaptene has been removed from this essential oil, which causes sun photo­sensitivity.

Black Pepper Essential Oil

Uses: Muscular aches and pains, helpful with bruising, stimulates the mind, stimulates the digestive system. Origin: India Latin name: Piper nigrum Note: Middle Extraction: Extraction from peppercorns Applications: Inhalation, Massage Contraindications: Skin irritant, could over stimulate kidneys.

Cajeput Essential Oil

Uses: An excellent antiseptic for the respiratory tract. Good for muscular aches and pains, colds, flus, sinusitis, insect bites. Origin: Indonesia Latin name: Malaleuca cajaputi Note: Top Extraction: Distillation of leaves & twigs Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: May irritate the skin

Camphor (White) Essential Oil

Uses: Good for infections, muscular aches and pains, calms the digestive system. Origin: China Latin name: Cinnamon camphora Note: Top Extraction: Distilled from wood & branches Applications: Inhalation, Massage Contraindications: White Camphor is said to be less toxic than yellow or brown camphor. Powerful Oil, avoid during pregnancy, epilepsy and asthma

Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Uses: Cleanses the body, tonic on hormonal concerns, great for skin adding elasticity and toning. Origin: Hungary Latin name: Daucus carota Note: Middle Extraction: Steam distilled from dried seeds Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during pregnancy

Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil

Uses: Good for acne, eczema, greasy skin (astringent), respiratory conditions asthma, bronchitis, calming good for stress. Cedarwood Origin: Morocco Cedarwood Latin name: Daucus carota Cedarwood Note: Middle Cedarwood Extraction: Distilled from the wood Cedarwood Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Cedarwood Contraindications: Best to avoid during pregnancy, could irritate skin

Chamomile (Roman) Essential Oil

Uses: Calming, good for stress and anxiety, anti­inflammatory good for muscular aches and pains, soothing and healing for the skin Origin: UK Latin name: Anthemis nobilis Note: Middle Extraction: Distilled from flower heads Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during beginning of pregnancy *There are two Chamomile varieties used in Aromatherapy ­ Roman and Blue. The Blue has more anti­inflammatory properties. Maroc (Ormenis multicaulis) it is not a true Chamomile and cannot be considered a replacement.

Champa Essential Oil

Uses: Calming, balancing, can be used as a personal perfume. Aphrodisiac. Origin: India Latin name: Michelela champaca Note: Base Extraction: Solvent extracted from flowers Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during pregnancy

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

Uses: Good for exhausted states, strong antiseptic, eases muscular aches and pains, warming Origin: Sri Lanka Latin name: Cinnamonum zeylanicum Note: Base Extraction: Distilled from leaves, twigs Applications: Inhalation, Massage Contraindications: Skin irritant, best to avoid during pregnancy

Citronella Essential Oil Uses: Oily skin, greasy hair, insect deterrent and for colds & flus in soaps and candles. Origin: Indonesia Latin name: Cymbopogon nardus Note: Top Extraction: Distilled from the grass Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during pregnancy. Could cause skin irritation.

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Uses: Calming nerves, PMS / menopause­balancing. Used for high blood pressure, oily hair and skin, for dandruff. Origin: Hungary Latin name: Salvia sclarea Note: Top Extraction: Distilled from leaves/flower tops Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Very sedating, avoid during pregnancy.

Clove Bud Essential Oil

Uses: muscular aches and pains, good for the digestive system, disinfectant, aphrodisiac, strengthens memory and the mind, helpful with depression. Origin: Madagascar Latin name: Eugenia caryophylatta Note: Base Extraction: Distilled from the buds Applications: Inhalation, Massage Contraindications: Very strong oil, could cause skin irritation

Coriander Essential Oil

Uses: Uplifting, refreshing to memory, good the digestive system, warming analgesic for muscular pain, arthritis and a general cleanser of the body. Origin: Russia Latin name: Coriandum sativum Note: Top Extraction: Distilled from seeds Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Said to be stupefying in large doses.

Cypress Essential Oil

Uses: Calming, great for varicose veins, balancing action on skin (oily skin) good for muscular aches and pains, for coughs, bronchitis Origin: Austria Latin name: Cupressus sempervirens Note: Middle Extraction: Distillation of needles and twigs Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during pregnancy

Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil

Uses: Said to be useful for clearing congestion, aiding in construction of new skin cells and preventing bacterial growth. It is reputed to have a healing action on burns, blisters, wounds and insect bites, and has been used to combat sore muscles and joints. Origin: China Latin name: Eucalyptus Globulus Note: Top Extraction: Steam Distillation Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Caution: Avoid use with young children. Best to avoid during pregnancy, with high blood pressure and epilepsy.

Eucalyptus, Lemon

Uses: Same as other Eucalyptus. It is said that Eucalyptus Lemon can assist with ailments such as arthritis, bronchitis, colds, coughs, flu, and poor circulation. Origin: China Latin name: Eucalyptus citriodora Note: Top Extraction: Distilled from leaves Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Same as other Eucalyptus Eucalyptus, Radiata Origin: Australia Latin name:Eucalyptus radiata Note: Top Extraction: Distilled from leaves Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Same as other Eucalyptus Uses: Same as above, this is a better choice for kids, not as stimulating

Fennel

Uses: Bruising, cellulite, rheumatism, good for detoxifying the body, increasing mother’s breast milk Origin: Hungary Latin name: Foeniculum vulgare Note: Middle Extraction: Distilled from crushed seeds Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during pregnancy, with epilepsy, can be a skin irritant

Fir Needle

Uses: For colds, flus, coughs, bronchitis, muscular aches and pains, grounding effect on the mind Origin: Austria Latin name: Abies siberica Note: Base Extraction: Distillation from needles/leaves Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Not known

Frankincense

Uses: Great for meditation, slows things down and is comforting, wonderful for congestion, drying effect. Tonic to the skin, healing for wounds, sores Origin: France Latin name: Boswellia thurifera Note: Base Extraction: Distillation of bark Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Not known

Geranium

Uses: Wonderful balance, great for PMS, menopause, depression. For skin, healing and helps balance sebum. Origin: China Latin name: Pelargonium graveolens Note: Middle Extraction: Distillation from flowers/leaves Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during pregnancy, may irritate sensitive skin.

Ginger

Uses: Great for nausea, warming and good for muscular aches and pains, sharpens senses and aids memory, colds and flus Origin: India Latin name: Zingiber officinalis Note: Middle Extraction: Distilled from the rhizome (root) Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Could irritate sensitive skin.

Grapefruit, White

Uses: Good for depression, headaches, cellulite, congested and oily skin, water retention, nervous exhaustion Origin: Israel Latin name: Citrus paradisi Note: Top Extraction: Expressed from the peel Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Could increase photo­sensitivity (burn easier in the sun)

Jasmine, Absolute

Uses: Good for depression, great for child labor, uterine tonic, aphrodisiac, coughs, laryngitis, loosens up stiff limbs Origin: India Latin name: Jasminum officinale Note: Base Extraction: Solvent extraction Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during pregnancy.

Juniper Berry

Uses: Clears the mind, effective diuretic (increases urine flow) cellulite, detoxifying the body, regulates periods. Good for congested or oily skin, acne Origin: Croatia Latin name: Juniperus communis Note: Middle Extraction: Distilled from the berries Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Prolonged used could overstimulate the kidneys, best avoid during pregnancy.

Lavandin

Uses: Refreshing oil, good for aches and pains, coughs, colds and flus and helps heal wounds. Origin: France Latin name: Lavandula hybrida grosso Note: Middle Extraction: Distillation from flowering tops Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Similar to lavender, not as relaxing oil

Lavender

Uses: Good for high blood pressure, insomnia, wounds/cuts rejuvenating to skin, helpful for colds, flus, coughs, helps regulate periods, insect repellant. Origin: France Latin name: Lavendula angustifolium Note: Middle Extraction: Distilled from flowering tops Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during the first two trimesters of pregnancy and if you have low blood pressure.

Lemon

Uses: Refreshing, uplifting to the mind, tonic to the circulatory system, helpful with infections, colds, flus, used for wart treatments, for headaches. Origin: Italy Latin name: Citrus limonum Note: Top Extraction: Expressed from rinds Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Photosensitive

Lemongrass

Uses: Stimulating, energizing, antiseptic for colds, flusheadaches, tonic to the skin, encourages appetite. Insect repellant Origin: Guatemala Latin name: Cymbopogon citratus Note: Middle Extraction: Distillation from grass/leaves Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Could irritate skin

Lime

Uses: Refreshing, uplifting, eases coughs, congestion, sinusitis, tonic to immune system and helps with rheumatic pain. Origin: Italy Latin name: Citrus aurantifolia Note: Top Extraction: Expressed from the rind Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Increases photosensitivity

Litsea Cubeba

Uses: Good for acne, greasy skin conditions, indigestion, antiseptic for immune system. Origin: China Latin name: Litsea cubeba Note: Top Extraction: Distilled from the fruits} Note: Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Could irritate sensitive skin

Mandarin, Red

Uses: Good for acne, oily skin, stretch marks, fluid retention, insomnia, nervous tension, uplifting to mind, digestive complaints. Origin: Italy Latin name: Citrus nobilis Note: Top Extraction: Expressed from the rinds Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Increases photosensitivity

Marjoram

Uses: Calming effect, helpful with insomnia, helps with rheumatic aches and pains, dilates blood vessels, lowers blood pressure, helpful with headaches. Reduces sexual desire! Origin: Spain Latin name: Thymus masticina Note: Base Extraction: Distillation of flowering heads Applications: Inhalation, Massage, BathContraindications: Best avoided during pregnancy, prolonged use could cause drowiness.

Myrrh

Uses: Wonderful drying effect, for colds, flus, congestion, helps support the immune system, excellent for mouth and gum disorders. Origin: France Latin name: Commiphora myrrha Note: Base Extraction: Distillation of branches, stem Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during pregnancy

Myrtle

Uses: For children with colds, coughs, more sedating and gentle than eucalyptus. Soothes feelings of anger, helpful with sleep, has drying effect on colds, flus and insect repellant Origin: Tunisia Latin name: Myrtus communis Note: Base Extraction: Distillation of the leaves Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Could possibly irritate mucous membranes

Neroli

Uses: Said to be euphoric, great for depression and stress, helpful in cases of insomnia, aphrodisiac, circulatory tonic Origin: Tunisia Latin name: Citrus aurantium Note: Base Extraction: Distillation of petals (orange tree) Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Very relaxing oil

Niaouli

Uses: Stimulating, reviving, great for infections, helps support the immune system, good for the respiratory system, bronchitis, flu, pneumoniagood for acne, boils, cuts Origin: Australia Latin name: Melaleuca viridiflora Note: Top to Middle Extraction: Distillation of leaves/shoots Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Not known?

Nutmeg

Uses: Invigorating to the mind, wonderful for the digestive system, helping break down foods, regulates periods, warming great for muscular aches and pains, aphrodisiac. Origin: Indonesia Latin name: Myristica fragrans Note: Base Extraction: Distillation from seeds Applications: Inhalation, Massage Contraindications: Potent oil use in moderation, best avoid during pregnancy

Oak Moss, Absolute

Uses: As a fixative, used in soaps, perfumes, hair products Origin: France Latin name: Evernia prunastri Note: Base Extraction: Solvent Applications: Inhalation, Massage Contraindications: It is not a true essential oil, compound

Orange, Sweet

Uses: Good for depression, uplifting, refreshing, calms upset stomachs, helps with insomnia, good for oily dull skin, good skin tonic. Origin: Brazil Latin name: Citrus sinensis Note: Middle Extraction: Distilled from the rinds Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Unknown?

Palmarosa

Uses: Uplifting, cools the body down, tonic to digestive system, general skin tonic Origin: India Latin name: Cymbopogon martinii Note: Base Extraction: Distillation of grass Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Not known?

Patchouli

Uses: Grounding and balancing effect, healing for the skin, eczema, psoriasis, astringent, diuretic cellulite, deodorant, aphrodisiac Origin: Indonesia Latin name: Pogostemum cablin Note: Base Extraction: Distillation of leaves Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Sedative in low doses, stimulating in high doses, may cause loss of appetite

Peppermint

Uses: Great for headaches, digestive upsets, cooling effect, good for mental fatigue, colds, flus, muscular aches and pains, skin good for acne (blackheads) Origin: India Latin name: Mentha piperita Note: Top Extraction: Distilled from leaves Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best avoided during pregnancy, with high blood pressure and may antidote homeopathic remedies. Nursing mothers avoid, could discourage milk flow.

Peru Balsam

Uses: Eczema, chapped skin, colds, flus, bronchitis, nervous tension and stress Origin: Peru Latin name: Note: Base Extraction: Steam distilled Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Skin irritant, not true essential oil, compounded

Petitgrain

Uses: Calming, soothing on emotions, sedative, insomnia, deodorant, clears up acne Origin: Paraguay Latin name: Citrus aurantium Note: Top­Middle Extraction: Distilled from twigs/shoots Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Not known? Comes from Orange Tree

Pine

Uses: Refreshing, clears the mind, powerful antiseptic, colds, flus, congestion, warming properties, arthritis, gout, sciatica, insect repellant, congested skin. Origin: Austria Latin name: Pinus sylvestris Note: Base Extraction: Distilled from needles/cones Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: May irritate sensitive skin

Rose Geranium

Uses: Good for depression, stress, great for balancing PMS, menopause, tonic to the liver, stimulates the lymphatic system, excellent for skin conditions (acne, eczema), rejuvenating, healing and promotes balance. Origin: France Latin name: Pelargoonium graveolens Note: Base Extraction: Distilled from leaves/flowers Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best avoided during pregnancy, could irritate sensitive skin

Rose, Absolute

Uses: Good for depression, eases nervous tension, stress, excellent tonic for the womb, balances hormones, tonic to the heart, liver, wonderful for mature, ageing skin, rejuvenating, healing and soothing. Origin: Morocco Latin name: Rosa centifolia Note: Base Extraction: Solvent extraction Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during the first two trimesters of pregnancy.

Rosemary

Uses: Great for headaches, memory, good for muscular aches and pains, raises low blood pressure, liver decongestant, relieve menstrual cramps, may help with cellulite, alleviates dandruff and encourages hair growth. Origin: Spain Latin name: Rosmarinus officinalis Note: Base Extraction: Distilled from leaves/flowers Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Best to avoid during pregnancy, with high blood pressure, in cases of epilepsy and may antidote homeopathic meds.

Sage

Uses: In very small doses calms the nervous system, aids memory, good for menopause, PMS, tonic to digestive system, clears mucous, respiratory system, deodorant, raises low blood pressure. Origin: Spain Latin name: Salvia lavandifolia Note: Base Extraction: Distilled from flowers/leaves Applications: Inhalation, Massage Contraindications: Powerful oil, avoid during pregnancy and while breast feeding, with high blood pressure, with epilepsy, may antidote homeopathic meds.

Sandalwood

Uses: Very relaxing, for anxiety, nervous tension, aphrodisiac, drying effect, great for congestion, colds, coughs, sore throats, good for ageing skin, balancing, softening effect, relieves inflammation and itch. Origin: India Latin name: Santalum album Note: Base Extraction: Distilled from inner heartwood Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: In cases of depression, could lower mood, very grounding oil

Spearmint

Uses: Stimulates a tired mind, helpful with digestive upsets, good for headaches, bad breath and sore gums. Origin: United States Latin name: Mentha spicata Note: Top Extraction: Distilled from leaves Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Sharp, strong oil, best avoided during pregnancy and may antidote homeopathic remedies.

Spruce

Uses: Muscular aches and pains, respiratory conditions, bronchitis, coughs, colds, infections, helpful in cases of stress or anxiety Origin: Austria Latin name: Tsuga canadensis Note: Base Extraction: Distilled from needles/twigs Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Not known, possible skin irritant

Tea Tree

Uses: Revitalising, in cases of shock, excellent for the immune system, antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, expectorant, fungicide. Great for the skin, in cases of acne, infections, cold sores, warts, athletes foot Origin: Australia Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia Note: Top Extraction: Distilled from tree leaves Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Could irritate skin

Thyme, White

Uses: Wonderful antiseptic, great for colds, flus, coughs, sore throats, said to be warming, raises low blood pressure, good for circulation, tonic to the scalp ­ dandruff Origin: Spain Latin name: Thymus vulgaris Note: Base Extraction: Distilled from flowering heads Applications: Inhalation, Massage Contraindications: Best to avoid during pregnancy, with high blood pressure, could irritate sensitive skin

Vetiver

Uses: Calming, grounding oil, good for stress and tension, sedative action, helpful with acne, tonic. Origin: Java Latin name: Vetiveria zizanoides Note: Base Extraction: Solvent Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Avoid high concentration in pregnancy

Ylang Ylang III

Uses: Great for insomnia, lowering blood pressure, calming, grounding oil, wonderful for balancing hormones, PMS, menopause. Great for all types of skin, balancing and a tonic. Origin: Comores Latin name: Cananga odorata Note: Base Extraction: Distillation of flowers Applications: Inhalation, Massage, Bath Contraindications: Use in small amounts, may lead to headaches and nausea