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Essential Oil Profiles

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  • We choose oils from wild grown plants whenever possible.
  • Plants come from farms around the world and often in developing countries where no organic certification is available.

Aniseed

Latin name: Pimpinella Anisium 

Family name: Umbelliferae; Other members include carrot, parsley; Star anise: Magnoliaceae; Other members incliude magnolia 

Country or Region: Hungary.  

Growing Practice: Ecologically Sensible.

The oil is extracted by steam distillation from the seeds. It is an annual herb, about 80 cm (2 feet) high with delicate feathery leaves and tiny white flowers. The essential oil includes the following chemical compounds: Anisic, Anethole, Methylchavicol and Limonene. It has a slightly licorice aroma. It should be a pale yellow in color with a watery viscosity. 

Some traditional uses: muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, bronchitis, whooping cough, colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion, catarrh and hangovers. it can also benefit migraine and vertigo sufferers. 

Emotional profile: 

Blends well with: cedarwood, mandarine, petit grain, rosewood. 

Warnings: It must be avoided during pregnancy.

Bergamot

Latin name: Citrus bergamia.

Family name: Rutaceae.  

Country or Region: Italy.  

Growing Practice: Ecologically Sensible.

Bergamot oil is cold pressed from the fruit peel. It has a sweet & citrus like scent with spicy undertones. It should be very viscous and have a color range of green to yellow. Bergamot oil is widely documented in old herbal texts.  

Some traditional uses: balancing nervous system, relieving anxiety and stress, lifting melancholy, for restful sleep, antiviral, cold sores, psoriasis, eczema and as an insect repellent. Its main chemicals components are: D Limonene, Bergaptene, Linalol, and Linalyl Acetate. 

Emotional profile: to relieve helplessness, hopelessness, emptiness and grief. 

Blends well with: All essential oils. 

Warnings: Bergamot may cause skin sensitivity to bright sunlight.

Birch

Latin name: Betula pendula, alba, lenta 

Family name: Betulaceae.  

Country or Region: US.  

Growing Practice: Ecologically Sensible.

Birch oil is Steam distillation of pulverized bark It has a Sweet, sharp, minty and fresh aroma. Very similar to Wintergreen. it’s white color. Birch oil is widely documented in old herbal texts. 

Some traditional uses: headache to fever, cramps, gout, wounds and skin ailments.  Today researchers are focusing on the possible anti cancer and HIV properties of betulinic acid a pentacyclic triterpene which is synthesized or derived from betulin.  It also contains methyl salicylate(the active ingredient in aspirin) which has counter irritant and analgesic properties. Betula lenta or black birch has traditionally been used for urinary gravel, women’s obstructions, gonorrhoea and rheumatism. 

Emotional profile:

Blends well with: citrus essential oils and the woody base oils. Avoid Birch in cases of liver problems. Potentially toxic, it contains methyl salicylate, (the active ingredient in aspirin). Not to be used for anyone on blood thinning medications, the elderly or fragile.

Warnings: Not for use when pregnant or nursing.

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Cade

Latin name: Juniperis oxycedrus.  

Family name: Cupressaceae. 

Country or Region: Spain.  

Growing Practice: Ecologically Sensible.

Cade oil is steam distillation of berries. According to a legend, Cade was used when burning the witches at the stake. The witches could not tolerate the scent of this oil. 

Some traditional uses: Arthritis, cellulitis, gout, haemorrhoids, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, toxin build-up. Mainly monoterpenes. Mainly pinene, sabinene, myrcene, with limonene, camphene; also borneol, terpinenol. 

Emotional profile: to relieve Stress-related conditions, anxiety, nervous tension.

This oil is excellent to use in a diffuser blend in your home so that negative energies and energies associated with “witchcraft” can be immediately removed.  The use of Cade oil uncovers the energies, and allows you to deal with them in the open.  They clear your environment of any negative and rebalance your energies if you are sensitive to the “unseen energies” which can be imbalanced.  If you have been sent some “bad magic” this is an excellent oil to use in a room blend.

Cajeput

Latin name: Melaleuca Cajaputi.
 

Family name:
 

Country or Region: Indonesia.
 

Growing Practice: Ecologically Sensible.

Cajeput oil is steam distilled. It has a Fresh, campherous aroma with a fruity note.  

Color: Clear with a Yellow Tinge  

Some traditional uses: Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, muscle aches, oily skin, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throat, spots. Constiuants: a-pinene, B-pinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linaolool, terpinen-4-ol, a-terpineol.  

Emotional profile:

Camphor

Latin name: Cinnamomum camphora.  

Family name: Lauraceae. 

Country or Region:China.  

Growing Practice: Ecologically Sensible.

Camphor oil is steam distilled from the wood, root stumps, and branches. Rectification produces three types known as brown, yellow, and white. The brown and yellow camphor should never be used under any circumstance as they are very toxic. It has a sharp camphoraceous scent and should be watery and colorless to light yellow. Camphor is well documented in old texts as an infectious disease fighter.  

Some traditional uses: Arthritis, bronchitis, colds, flus, infectious disease, muscle aches and pains, acne, sprains, and coughs. Its main chemical components are: cineol, pinene, terpineol, and menthol. No safrol is contained in the white.

Emotional profile: to relieve shock, fainting (as a smelling salt),and as a stimulant. 

Warnings: Only white camphor should be used in aromatherapy. It should only be used in very small amounts as it is an extremely strong oil. Avoid if pregnant, epileptic, or have high blood pressure.Camphor is an enviornmental hazard and marine pollutant.

Cedarwood

Latin name: Cedrus atlantica.  

Family name: Pinaceae.  

Counrty or Region: Morocco.  

Growing Practice: Ecologically sensible.

The oil is distilled from the wood and is a viscous yellow to deep amber color. It has a sweet, balsamic,woody aroma.There are several varieties of cedar; the Atlas Cedar is one of the most beneficial for aromatherapy. Atlas cedar was believed to have been used extensively by the Egyptians in cosmetics, perfume and medicine.  

Some traditional uses: to relax tense muscles, calm emotions, help breathing, for enhancing meditation, easing pain, repelling insects, for hair loss. Its mainchemical components are: Atlantone, caryophyllene, cedrol, cadinene.  

Emotional profile: for relief of irrationality, worry, fear and mental obsession.

Blends well with: bergamot, cypress, ylang ylang, rosemary, juniper, vetiver, neroli, clary sage, and frankincense.

Warnings: Cedar should be avoided during pregnancy.

Clary Sage

Latin name: Salvia sclarea.

Family name: Labiatae.

Country or Region: Oregon.

Growing Practice: Ecologically sensible.

Clary sage oil is distilled from the flowering tops and the herb and is a vicous colorless or pale yellow-green oil. It has a spicy, hay-like aroma. It has been called “clear eye” and was used for healing eye problems in times past.

Some traditional uses: relieving stress and tension, lifting melancholy, easing pain, restful sleep, as an aphrodisiac; contains estrogen-like hormone, for menopause and PMS, relieving nervous exhaustion. Its main chemical components are: Linalyl acetate, linalol, pinene, myrcene.

Emotional profile: for relieving worry, crying, guilt, obsessions and compulsions, hostility, panic.

Blends well with: juniper, bergamot, lavender, frankincense, coriander, cardamon, geranium, sandalwood, cedarwood, pine and jasmine.

Warnings: Clary Sage should be avoided during pregnancy, or if you have endometriosis, breast, ovarian and uterine cysts and other estrogen dependant conditions (cancers).

Clove Bud

Latin name: Eugenia caryoplylla.

Family name:

Country or Region: Madagascar.

Growing Practice: Ecologically sensible.

Clove bud is obtained from the leaves and stems It has a Middle Light, sweet, warm, spicy, slightly fruity note.

Color:Pale yellow

Some traditional uses: Respiratory ailments such as asthma and bronchitis, muscle aches, sprains and strains, arthritis and rheumatism. I like this oil particularily for analgesic effects for body pain. It is one of the oils contained in Narayan Oil.

Emotional profile: Contentment, creativity, focus, happiness, self-awareness.

Constituents: Eugenol, Eugenyl acetate, Caryophyllene, Iocaryophyllene.

It blends well with lavender, bergamot, orange, vanilla, vetiver, ylang ylang and other florals.

Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy and do not use on babies or young children. Extreme care should be taken when using on the skin.

Cypress

Latin name: Cupressus sempervirens.

Family name: Cupressaceae.

Cypress oil is distilled from the needles and twigs and is imported from Europe. It has a spicy, refreshing pine-needle aroma. Cypress incense is used today by Tibetans for purification.

Some traditional uses: to increase circulation, relieve muscular cramps, bronchitis, whooping cough and painful periods; reduce nervous tension and other stress related problems, as an immune stimulant.

Warnings: Avoid cypress if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, cancer or uterine and breast fibrosis.

Emotional profile: for relief of grief, self-hate, jealousy, loss and regret, isolation.

Blends with: cedarwood, pine, lavender, clary sage, lemon, cardamon, juniper, bergamot, orange, marjoram, and sandalwood.

Eucalyptus Globulus

Latin name: Eucalyptus globulus.

Family name: Myrtaceae.

Country or Region: Australia.

Growing Practice:Ecologically sensible.

It is distilled from the leaves and is colorless turning yellow upon aging. It has a strong camphorous odor. Aborigines have used eucalyptus leaves to remedy many ills. This variation is perfect for steams and its antiseptic properties increase with age.

Some traditional uses: for colds, as a decongestant, to relieve asthma and fevers, for its bactericidal and anti-viral actions, to ease aching joints.Its main chemical components are: Cineol(70-85%), pinene, limonene, cymene, phellandrene.

Emotional profile: to help with explosive-heated emotions, irrational thinking. Blends well with: rosemary, lavender, marjoram, pine, cedarwood, and lemon.

Warnings: Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy. Avoid if pregnant.

Frankincense

Latin name: Boswellia species.

Family name: Burseraceae.

Country or Region: Oman.

Growing Practice:Ecologically sensible.

Frankincense oil is steam distilled from oleo-gum-resin of the tree which is CO2 extracted. It has a spicy, balsamic aroma. Frankincense was known as one of the most precious substances to ancient man and is associated with religious practice. It can grow without soil and is extremely valuable in the perfume industry.

Some traditional uses: to calm, enhance meditation, elevate mind and spirit, help breathing, for psychic cleansing; for care of mature skin and scars. Its main chemical components are: Alpha pinene, beta pinene, olibanol, octyl acetate.

Emotional profile: for healing fears, grief, repressed feelings, self-destruction and dissociation/disconnection.

Blends well with: sandalwood, pine, vetiver, geranium, lavender, neroli, orange, bergamot, and basil.

Warnings: No known contradictions.

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Geranium Egypt

Latin name: Pelargonium graveolens.

Family name: Geraniaceae.

Country or Region: Egypt.

Growing Practice: Ecologically sensible.

Geranium oil is distilled from the leaves and stalks of the plant and is colorless to light green. It has a sweet, leafy rose scentthat is much lighter than the Bourbon type. Geranium has been long revered for its fragrance.

Some traditional uses: reducing stress and tension, easing pain, balancing emotions and hormones, PMS, relieve fatigue and nervous exhaustion, to lift melancholy, lessen fluid retention, repel insects. Its main chemical components are: Citronellol, geraniol, linalol.

Emotional profile: to aid with acute fear, rigidity, abuse, lack of self-esteem, discontentment, heartache.

Blends well with: lavender, patchouli, clove, rose, neroli, sandalwood, jasmine, juniper and bergamot.

Warnings: Avoid in early pregnancy.

Grapefruit

Latin name: Citrus paradisi.

Family name: Rutacaea.

Country or Region: Califonia,USA.

Growing Practice: Ecologically sensible.

Grapefruit oil is cold pressed from the peel and is a mobile yellow to greenish oil. It has a fresh, sweet, citrus scent. Some traditional uses: to lift melancholy, relieve muscle fatigue, as an astringent for oily skin, to refresh and energize the body, stimulate detoxification, as an airborne disinfectant. Its main chemical components are: Limonene(90%), cadinene, paradisiol, neral, geraniol.

Emotional profile: for use with self-doubt and criticism, dependency, frustration and grief.

Blends well with: lemon, palmarosa, bergamot, neroli, rosemary, cardamon, geranium, lavender and cypress.

Warnings: No known contradictions.

Jasmine Absolute

Latin name: Jasminum grandiflorum.

Family name: Oleaceae.

Country or Region: India.

Growing Practice: Regular.

Jasmine oil is CO2 extracted from the flowers and is a heavy, deep orange-brown color. It has a rich, sweet scent which can be overpowering. It takes an enormous amount of flowers to produce a small amount of Jasmine absolute, and the flowers must be picked before the sun rises, hence the high prices.Some traditional uses: to lift melancholy, for muscular spasm, painful periods and labour pains, to relieve anxiety and nervous exhaustion, an aphrodisiac, and to ease childbirth. Its main chemical components are: Benzyl acetate, jasmone, linalol, linalyl acetate.

Emotional profile: to relieve repressed feelings, bitter jealously, low self-esteem, guilt, emotional abuse.

Blends well with: rose, sandalwood, clary sage, and citrus oils. Avoid during pregnancy until delivery.

Warnings: Avoid on hyper-sensitive skin. May cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

Lavender French

Latin name: Lavandula augustifolia.

Family name: Labiatae.

Country or Region: France.

Growing Parctice: Wild crafted.

Lavender oil is distilled from the flowering tops of the plant and is a watery clear to pale yellow color. It has a sweet, fresh, floral scent. Lavender has been used for centuries as a fragrance, beverage flavoring and a medicine. Some traditional uses: balancing emotions, relieving stress, tension and headache, to promote restful sleep, heal the skin, to lower high blood pressure, help breathing, for disinfecting, acne, pain. Its main chemical components are: Linalyl acetate (40%), linalol, lavendulol, lavendulyl acetate,terpineol, cineol.

Emotional profile: for panic, hysteria, fears, insecurity, trauma, worry, burnout, addiction, obsessive and agitated behaviors.

Blends with: most oils including citrus, florals, cedarwood, clove, clary sage, pine, geranium, vetiver, and patchouli.

Warnings: No known contradictions.

Lemon

Latin name: Citrus Limonum.

Family name: Rutaceae.

Country or Region: Spain.

Growing Practice: Wild crafted. Lemon is cold pressed from the lemon peel and is pale yellow in color with a watery viscosity. It has a fresh lemon scent. It is said that lemon was used to prevent scurvy by our ancestors who traveled the seas. Some traditional uses: to balance the nervous system, as a disinfectant, to refresh and uplift, for purifying the body. Its main chemical components are: D Limonene, citral, gamma terpinene, citronellal.

Emotional profile: to relieve bitter resentment, distrust, irrational thinking, apathy.

Blends with: lavender, neroli, juniper, eucalyptus, geranium, fennel, chamomile, frankincense, sandalwood, rose and ylang ylang.

Warnings: May cause skin sensitivity to the sun or irritate sensitive skin.

Lemongrass

Latin name: Cymbopogon citratus.

Family name: Graminacaea.

Country or Region: Guatemala.

Growing Practice: Wild crafted.Lemongrass is distilled from the leaves and should be dark yellow oil. It has a powerful, lemon-grass aroma. There has been recent research in India which shows that lemongrass acts as sedative on the central nervous system. Some traditional uses: as an insect repellent and deodorizer, for athlete’s foot, as a tissue toner, to relieve muscular pain (sports-muscle pain), increase circulation, for headaches, for nervous exhaustion and other stress related problems. Its main chemical components are: Citral, n-declyic aldehyde, dipentene, farucsol.

Blends well with: citronella, vetiver and palmarosa.

Warnings: No known contradictions.

Neroli

Latin name: Citrus aurantium.

Family name: Rutaceae.

Country or Region: Tunisia.

Growing practice: Wild crafted. Neroli oil is extracted from the flower of bitter orange tree and is imported from Tunisia. It should be pale yellow color It has a refreshing, bitter-sweet aroma. In times past, orange flower blossoms were worn at weddings as a symbol of purity. Some traditional uses: for healing thread veins, scars and nourishing mature skin, increasing circulation, in relieving anxiety, melancholy and nervous tension, bronchitis, as an aphrodisiac. Its main chemical components are: Pinenes, limonene, linalyl acetate. linalol, nerol.

Emotional profile: for emotional crisis, longing, grief, abuse, hopelessness.

Blends with: chamomile, coriander, geranium, lemon, ylang ylang, lavender, jasmine, and clary sage.

Warnings: No known contradictions.

Patchouli

Latin name: Pogostemon cablin.

Family name: Labiatae.

Country or Region: Indonesia.

Growing practice: Patchouli oil is distilled from the leaves and is a viscous amber colored oil. It has an intense earthy, balsamic-woody aroma. Patchouli oil is used extensively in the east to prevent disease and scent clothing and linens. Some traditional uses: for athlete’s foot, as an aphrodisiac, to relieve stress and nervous exhaustion. It main chemical components are: Patchouli alcohol, pogostol, bulnesol, patchoulene, nor patchoulenol.

Emotional profile: to relieve indecision, lethargy, mood swings.

Blends well with: vetiver, clary sage, myrrh, bergamot, neroli, rose, lavender, clove, geranium, cedarwood, and sandalwood.

Warnings: No known contradictions.

Peppermint

Latin name: Mentha piperita.

Family name: Labiatae.

Country or Region: USA.

Growing Practice: This peppermint oil is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops and should be a pale yellow to light green oil. It has an earthy, grassy, sweet, mint aroma. This peppermint is only distilled once. Herbalists in ancient Greece and Rome used peppermint for nearly every ailment. Some traditional uses: for energy, and brighter mood, reducing pain, to help breathing, improve mental clarity and memory. Its main chemical components are: Menthol, menthone, menthyl acetate, menthofuran, limonene, pulegone, cineol.

Emotional profile: for shock, overwork, apathy, helplessness.

Blends with: rosemary, eucalyptus, lemon, marjoram, and lavender.

Warnings: Peppermint may irritate sensitive skin and should be avoided during pregnancy.

Petitgrain

Latin name: Citrus Arantium.

Family name: Rutacea.

Country or Region: Paraguay.

Growing Practice: Wild Crafted. This petitgrain oil is distilled from the leaves, twigs and unripened fruit of the orange tree and should be a pale yellow oil. It has a warm, green, floral aroma. Some traditional uses: calming, acne, insomnia, depression, anxiety, skin care. Its main chemical components are: Linalyl acetate, Linalol, Nerol, Geranyl acetate.

Emotional profile: To relieve feelings of betrayal, sadness, pessimism, trauma and disharmony.

Blends well with: clary sage, rosemary, lavender, jasmine, geranium, bergamot, neroli, palmarosa and clove bud.

Warnings:

Pine

Latin name: Pinus sylvestris. Family: Pinaceae. Distilled from the needles and imported from France. It has a strong, coniferous, woody aroma. Native Americans placed dried pine needles in their mattresses to ward of lice and fleas. Some traditional uses: to ease breathing, as an immune system stimulant, to increase energy, for relieving muscle and joint aches, to repel lice and fleas.

Warnings: Avoid use if you have prostate cancer.

Emotional profile: to transform regrets, self-blame, feelings of inadequacy.

Blends with: cedar, lemon, marjoram, rosemary, tea-tree, eucalyptus, lavender and juniper berry.

Roman Chamomile

Latin name: Anthemis nobilis.

Family name: Compositae.

Country or Region: England.

Growing Practice: Ecologically sensible.

The oil is distilled from the flowers and should be a watery pale blue to yellow. It has a sweet and fruity aroma. Chamomile was a sacred herb of the Saxons.

Some traditional uses: to relieve muscular pain, as a sedative, ease anxiety and nervous tension, to help with sleeplessness.Its main chemical components are: Esters of angelic and tiglic acids, pinene, chamazulene.

Emotional profile: to relieve anger, hysteria, fear, spirit disconnection, grief, worry.

Blends well with: bergamot, cypress, jasmine, juniper, neroli, frankincense, clary sage, vetiver, rosemary and ylang ylang.

Warnings: Roman Chamomile should be avoided during early pregnancy.

Niaouli oil Melaleuca Viridiflora Australia 10 ml

Cuts and wounds, Infections, bacterial disease’Sore throats, burns, Respiratory problems, acne; As an antiseptic…

Rose Maroc Absolute

Latin name: Rosa centifolia.

Family name: Rosaceae.

Country or Region: Morocco.

Growing Practice: Wild crafted. Rose Absolute is solvent extracted from the flower and should be a thick, dark reddish amber color. It has a rich rosy fragrance. Avicenna, a 10th century Arabian alchemist, gave us our first rose oil. This rose oil is very intoxicating due to its high content of Phenyl-ethanol, more so than other species. Some traditional uses: for brighter mood, menopause, to help reduce wrinkles, dry skin, eczema, for calming and reducing nervous tension, to promote restful sleep, as an aphrodisiac. Its main chemical components are: Phenyl-ethanol, geraniol, citronellol, nerol.

Emotional profile: for grief, fears of loving and being loved, sexuality, jealously, self-destruction, vengeance and bitterness.

 

Blends well with: geranium, bergamot, lavender, clary sage, sandalwood and patchouli.

Warnings: Avoid in early preganancy (may cause the uterus to relax).

Rosemary

Latin name: Rosmarinus officinalis.

Family name: Labiatae.

Country or Region: Spain.

Growing Practice: Ecologically sensible. Rosemary oil is distilled from the flowering tops of the herb and is clear in color. It has a woody, powerful, camphor like aroma. Ancient Greeks and Romans gave rosemary sacred status for its many beneficial uses. Some traditional uses: to energize, for muscle pains, cramps or sprains, brighten mood, for improving mental clarity and memory, easing pain, to relieve headaches, disinfecting. Its main chemical components are: Pinenes, camphene,limonene, cineol, borneol, camphor, linalol, terpineol.

Emotional profile: for disorientation, indecision, burnout.

Blends well with: frankincense, cedarwood, peppermint, basil, pine, citronella and lavender.

Warnings: Rosemary should be avoided if you are pregnant, if you have epilepsy or high blood pressure.

Rosewood oil Aniba Rosaedora Brazi 10 ml

headaches, nausea, nervousness, stress, promotes cellular regeneration…

Sandalwood

Latin name: Santalum album.

Family name: Santalaceae.

Country or Region: India.

Growing Practice: Wild crafted. Sandalwood oil is distilled from the heartwood and should be a pale yellow or gold, viscous oil. It has a woody, balsamic aroma. Sandalwood is believed to bring about calmness and serenity and is linked with incense and meditation. It is used in Ayurvedic medicine for urinary problems. Some traditional uses: to lift melancholy, enhance meditation, heal the skin, help breathing, for calming and reducing stress, restful sleep, disinfecting, as an aphrodisiac. Its main chemical components are:Sesquiterpinol santalol, santenonol, teresantalal, borneol, santalene.

Emotional profile: to relieve possessiveness, lack of forgiveness, cynicism, insecurity, loneliness, nightmares, dwelling on the past.

Blends with: rose, clove, lavender, jasmine, myrrh, patchouli, vetiver, geranium and bergamot.

Warnings: No known contradictions.

Sweet Basil

Latin name: Ocimum basilicum.  

Family name: Labiatae.  

Country or Region: Comoros Islands.  

Growing Practice:

Ecologically Sensible. Sweet basil oil is produced by distilling the leaves of the herb. It has a slightly licorice aroma. It should be a pale yellow in color with a watery viscosity. Basil originated in India and Hindus have used it for centuries in medicine.  

Some traditional uses: to brighten mood, strengthen nervous system, improve mental clarity and memory, for relieving headache and muscular spasms. Basil is very anti-infectious and antibiotic.  

Its main chemical composition includes: Linalol, Eugenol, Cineol, Phenol Methylchavicol, Camphor, and Pinene.  

Emotional profile: for relieving indecision and doubts, lack of direction.  

Blends well with: bergamot, clary sage, citronella, and geranium. 

Warnings: Basil should be avoided during pregnancy. It should not be used in baths and can cause irritation to sensitive skin. Avoid use on children under 16.

Sweet Orange

Latin name: Citrus sinensis.

Family name: Rutaceae.

Country or Region: Florida, USA. Growing Parctice: wild crafted. Orange oil is cold pressed from the orange peel and is a yellow-orange color. It has a fruity, sweet scent. Orange trees were once rare and native only to China and India. Some traditional uses: to brighten mood, calm and reduce stress, nervousness, obesity and water retention. Constipation, digestive complaints, nausea, bronchitis, cold & flu, upset stomach, diarrhea, drug withdrawal, muscular aches, normal and oily skin. Toning, wrinkles, and chills and an environmental disinfectant. Its main chemical components are: D Limonene, n-decylic aldehyde, linalool, terpineol.

Emotional profile: to relieve apathy, emotional abuse, worry, addiction, burnout, hopelessness, self-consciousness.

Blends with: lavender, clove, myrrh, clary sage, lemon, and neroli.

Warnings: No known contradictions.

Tea-Tree

Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia.>

Family name: Myrtaceae.

Country or Region: Australia.

Growing Practice: Ecologically sensible.

Tea-tree is distilled from the leaves and is a watery pale yellow oil. It has a spicy, medicinal aroma. Tea-tree is one of the most scientifically researched oils. It was given to soldiers in WWII to treat topical infections and wounds. Some traditional uses: as an immuno-stimulant particularly against bacteria, viruses and fungi, for relieving inflammation, as a disinfectant. Its main chemical components are: Terpinene-4-ol, cineol, pinene, terpinenes, cymene, sesquiterpenes.

Blends well with: lavender, clove, marjoram, rosemary, clary sage, pine, and geranium.

Warnings: No known contradictions.

Thyme

Latin name: Thymus vulgaris – thymol.

Family name: Labiatae.

Country or Region: Spain.

Growing Practice: Wild crafted.

Thyme is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops and is a light red to amber colored oil. It has an intense herb-medicinal odor. Thyme was used by ancient Greeks to disinfect air and inhibit infectious diseases. Some traditional uses: To heal colds, bronchitis, for relieving muscle aches and pains, to aid concentration and memory, for relieving fatigue and said to heal anthrax. Its main chemical components are: Thymol, carvacrol, cymene, terpinene, camphene, borneol, linalol.

 

Blends with: bergamot, lemon, rosemary, lavender and sweet marjoram.

Warnings: Avoid use if pregnant or with high blood pressure. Avoid in baths as it is a mucous membrane and dermal irritant. Use in moderation and dilute properly before use.

Ylang Ylang Extra

Latin name: Cananga odorata.

Family name: Annonaceae.

Country or Region: Madagascar.

Growing Practice: Wild crafted.

This is the finest grade of Ylang Ylang from the frist distillation. It has an exotic sweet, spicy, floral scent. Ylang Ylang extra is used extensively in perfumery, mostly high end types. It is much more rich as a top note and a wonderful fixative. Some traditional uses: brightening mood, relieving anger and anxiety, relaxing tense muscles, to calm and promote restful sleep, lower high blood pressure, an aphrodisiac.

Emotional profile: to release emotional guilt, resentment, jealousy, obstinance, frustration and irritability, impatience and self-absorption.

Blends with: jasmine, vetiver, bergamot, rose, citrus oils.

Warnings: No known contradictions.  

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