Essential oil Descriptions

 

Anise EO:  Smells of Black Licorice.  Used in Aromatherapy for easing Respiratory and Asthma symptoms as it may aid in opening the the bronchi.  Do not use in pregnancy. May cause skin irritation in those with sensitive skin. Do not ever use essential oils full strength on the skin. Anise use is contraindicated in those with cancers of the endometrium and cancers that are estrogen dependent.

Cedarwood EO:  It has a soft, woody and "pencil-like" smell & a faint sandalwood undertone. Cedarwood oil may relieve itching. Astringent properties may aid in acne, oily skin & dandruff. Calming & soothing on the mind and may help with anxiety and tension.

Citronella EO: Refreshing, Grassy, Woodsy oil.  Antiseptic, analgesic, stimulant properties.  Used in insect repellent, rheumatic pain and stomach pains.  Not to be used in pregnancy.

Clary Sage EO:  Antidepressant, anticonvulsive, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant, euphoric, hypotensive, sedative aromatherapy benefits.  Clary sage is calming to the nervous system,  Can help reduce hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, irritability, headaches and dizziness. May aid in alleviating muscle pains, and inflammation of the skin. .  

Eucalyptus EO: Balancing and stimulating Essential Oil.  Camphorous and Woody scent. Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Stimulant properties.  Many aromatherapy uses, including Air disinfectant, respiratory ailments, burns, cuts, headaches, sinusitis and congestion, muscle aches.   Eucalyptus should not be used if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy and can be fatal if ingested.

Geranium EO:  Comforting, healing essential oil.  Floral, sweet, earthy scent, almost like roses.  Has antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic and diuretic properties.  Uses include burns, eczema, edema, fluid retention, neuralgia, PMS (including swollen breasts), tonsillitis.  May irritate sensitive skin.  Avoid in pregnancy.

Grapefruit Essential Oil: Energizing and Uplifting. Antiseptic, Astringent, Diuretic, Stimulant properties. Used in anxiety, depression, digestive problems and water retention. Causes skin photosensitivity, so do not use when exposed to sunlight or tanning beds.

Juniper Berries EO:  Aphrodisiac and stimulant properties. Crisp, woody, sweet, earthy, with almost a hidden fruity note. Possible uses include: Colds, flu, acne, cellulitis, gout, hemorrhoids, obesity, rheumatism, toxin build-up.  Avoid during pregnancy and those with kidney problems.

Lavender:  Calming, therapeutic essential oil.  Scent is floral, sweet, woody and herbal.  Has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, and sedative properties. Also insecticide properties.  Used in acne, anxiety, bronchitis, dandruff, eczema, headaches,  muscle aches and pains, insomnia, PMS, Psoriasis, Sinusitis, skin problems, sunburn, tension, wounds and sores.  Do not use early in pregnancy.  Use caution with low blood pressure.

Lavender and Chamomile: Essential Oil Blend of Lavender and Chamomile; soothing and calming.  Chamomile is a calming and soothing essential oil also.  Scent is sweet, herbal and fruity.  Has analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic and digestive stimulant properties.  Used in acne, blisters, boils, depression, digestive problems, gout, headaches, indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anxiety, Fear, and skin conditions. Do not use in early pregnancy.

Lemon:  Refreshing, stimulating essential oil.  Fresh, sharp citrus scent.  Has antiseptic, astringent, antiviral, and stimulant properties.  Used in cold sores, constipation, headache, insect bites, migraine, sinusitis, sore throat, varicose veins. Can cause photosensitivity in sunlight and tanning beds.

Lemon Eucalyptus:

Lemongrass EO:  Refreshing, toning essential oil.  Sweet, citrus scent.  Has antidepressant, antiseptic, diuretic properties.  Used in fatigue, colic, indigestion, muscle aches and pains, stimulating appetite and for stress.

Lime EO:  Historically lime oil was used as a remedy for dyspepsia. The oil obtained by expression from the peel is considered phototoxic (reactive to sunlight) and should not be used in topical aromatherapy. The traditional aromatherapy uses are similar to that of lemon oil, namely fever, colds, sore throats, and infections.  The oil has strong antiseptic, antiviral, and bactericidal compounds.  

Litsea Cubeba EO:  Also called May Chang.  Blended into a light carrier oil or in a bath, Litsea is often recommended to treat acne, dermatitis and greasy skin. Please use with extreme caution and very light dilutions on broken or troubled skin. Useful in treating excessive perspiration.  Litsea is widely used in the perfume and soap industries, providing a lemon-scented base note, often used to "anchor" the scents of the true citrus top notes that are far too fleeting.

Orange EO:  Refreshing, relaxing essential oil.  Fresh citrus scent.  Has anti depressant, antiseptic, sedative properties.   Used for anxiety, cellulite, depression, diarrhea, digestive issues, insomnia, stress.  Causes photosensitivity in sunlight and tanning beds.  Do not use in pregnancy.

Patchouli EO:  a deep, earthy strong essential oil.  Usually, customers will have strong like or dislike of this essential oil, though many who strongly dislike this oil alone often do not realize it is a base note in many other fragrance blends (as I did!).  The essential oil has many aromatherapy benefits including: may alleviate some skin ailments such as eczema, dandruff, athlete's foot (has anti-fungal properties). Has uplifting and aphrodisiac properties, and may help with anxiety and tension. May also help to repel insects.

Peppermint: Stimulating, refreshing.  Antiseptic, analgesic, antispasmodic, decongestant, expectorant properties.  Used in asthma, headaches, migraine, sore and tired feet, nausea, insect repellent.  This is natural peppermint EO, with essence of herbal mint. Not advised in pregnancy.

Rosemary EO: Refreshing, stimulating essential oil. Refreshing, woody, herbal scent. Analgesic, antidepressant, antirheumatic, decongestant, diuretic, stimulant properties.  Used in burns, colds, fatigue, flu, gout, oily skin, water retention, wounds.

Rosemary and Peppermint: Essential Oil Blend of Anise, Ginger, Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint, Spearmint. 

Sage EO:  Sage oil has a sharp, herbal smell.  The therapeutic properties of sage oil are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent.  Sage oil also stimulates the lymphatic system and thereby boost glandular function while it also has value to treat dermatitis, atonic wounds, sores, ulcers, as well as insect bites and reducing large pores.  On the muscular system it can be used to ease stiff muscles and particularly fibrositis and torticollis (stiff neck) and eases trembling and palsy.  Sage is a powerful oil and should be used with care. It is classified as an oral toxin and should be used with great care in aromatherapy.  It should not be used during pregnancy, or by persons suffering from epilepsy or high blood pressure.

Tea Tree Oil:  The therapeutic properties of tea tree oil are antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, fungicide, insecticide, and stimulant. Very important in the health of the immune system, as it acts as a immuno-stimulant and increases the body's ability to fight off any infections. Can be used to help manage dandruff, cold sores, bacterial, viral and fungal infections.

Wintergreen EO: Strong mint candy fragrance.  Analgesic properties.  Used for aches and pains.

Ylang Ylang EO:  Relaxing, stimulating essential oil.  Heavy, sweet, floral and exotic scent.  Antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac and sedative properties.  Used in anxiety, High blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, and stress.  Has a strong aroma and may cause headaches.  Do not use on inflammatory skin conditions and dermatitis.