Essential oil Descriptions


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.

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.

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.  

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. 

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.

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.