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Essential Oil Descriptions

Essential oils are defined as a group of volatile aromatic liquids or semi-solid liquids containing true plant essences. All of our essential oils are “uncut” and 100% pure. They contain no alcohol, extenders, or harmful chemicals. They are absolutely pure and of the highest quality. Because these oils are concentrated, a little bit goes a long way. Always use an eyedropper for proper amount.

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Anise

Botanical Name: Pimpinella anisum

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Distinctive scent of licorice. Rich and sweet.

Possible Uses: Bronchitis, colds, coughs, flatulence, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism.

Safety Information: Caution for those with hypersensitive skin or with skin problems. Avoid in endometriosis and estrogen-dependent cancers

Aromatherapy: alertness, concentration.


Bergamot, Italy

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia

Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed (best) or Steam Distilled

Color: Gold with a Green Tinge

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Fresh, orange/lemon/citrusy, slightly floral.

Possible Uses: Acne, abscesses, anxiety, boils, cold sores, cystitis, depression, halitosis, itching, loss of appetite, oily skin, psoriasis, stress.

Safety Information: Photo toxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its photo toxicity.

Aromatherapy: Release, relax, uplift, alertness, assertiveness, concentration, confidence, contentment, creativity, focus, joy, performance, self esteem.


Cedarwood, Virginian

Botanical Name: Juniperus virginiana

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear

Consistency: Medium and oily feeling
Perfumery Note: Base

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, balsamic. It strongly resembles the aroma of cedar chests and closets.

Possible Uses: Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, insect repellant, stress.

Safety Information: Lawless indicates that this oil may be safer to use than Atlas Cedarwood. It can cause irritation and sensitization. Avoid during pregnancy.
Aromatherapy: strength, endurance, certainty, assertiveness, concentration, confidence, focus, positivity, self-esteem, self-image.


Cinnamon, China

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Golden Yellow/Brown
Consistency: Slightly oily feeling

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Description: Much richer in aroma than ground cinnamon. Peppery, earthy, spicy, bright yet slightly woodsy.

Possible Uses: Constipation, exhaustion, flatulence, lice, low blood pressure, rheumatism, scabies, stress.
Safety Information: Mucous membrane irritant and strong skin sensitizer. Avoid in alcoholism, in haemophilia, in prostatic cancer, with kidney and liver problems and if taking anticoagulants. Do not use in bath. A little goes a long ways. Use caution when blending.

Aromatherapy: alertness, focus, happiness.


Clary Sage

Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Color: Light Golden Yellow

Consistency: Thin to Medium

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description: Bright, earthy, herbaceous, with a subtle fruity note.
Possible Uses: Amenorrhea, asthma, coughing, dysmenorrhea, exhaustion, gas, labor pains, sore throat, stress.

Safety Information: Watch out with clary sage, it can cause giddiness, headaches and nightmares. It has estrogen like component. It may be ill advised in disorders that involve too much estrogen ( but there is no research of this.) Large amounts raises blood pressure.

Aromatherapy: revitalize, clarify, inspire, restlessness, self-awareness.


Clove Bud

Botanical Name: Eugenia caryophyllata

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Light Golden Yellow

Consistency: Medium, Slightly Oily

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Description: Spicy, warming yet slightly bitter, woody, reminiscent of true clove buds, but richer.

Possible Uses: Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, sprains, strains, toothache.

Safety Information: Mucous membrane and dermal irritant. Avoid in alcoholism, in haemophilia, in prostatic cancer, with kidney and liver problems and if taking anticoagulants.

Aromatherapy: contentment, creativity, focus, happiness, self-awareness.


Eucalyptus, Australia

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globules, 80/82%

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear
Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Description: Fresh, medicinal, woody, earthy.

Possible Uses: Arthritis, bronchitis, catarrh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis.
Safety Information: Very toxic when taken orally (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner).

Aromatherapy: optimism, openness, freedom, concentration, alertness.


Geranium, Egypt

Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Color: Clear

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Description: Floral, fresh, sweet, with a fruity note.
Possible Uses: Acne, cellulites, dull skin, lice, menopause, oily skin.

Safety Information: Use caution to avoid dermatitis in hypersensitive persons. Avoid during pregnancy.

Aromatherapy: security, receptivity, intimacy, creativity, happiness, performance, positivity, restfulness, self-awareness, self-esteem.


Ginger, Cochin

Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Light Yellow

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Middle/Base

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong
Aromatic Description: Warm, spicy, earthy, woody.

Possible Uses: Aching muscles, arthritis, nausea, poor circulation.

Safety Information: Slightly photo toxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its photo toxicity.

Aromatherapy: initiative, self-confidence, accomplishment, assertiveness, confidence, focus, happiness.


Juniper Berry

Botanical Name: Juniperus communis

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Mild - Medium
Aromatic Description: Crisp, earthy, sweet, herbaceous, with almost a hidden fruity note.

Possible Uses: Cellulites, gout, hemorrhoids, obesity, rheumatism, toxin build-up.

Safety Information: Avoid during pregnancy and those with kidney problems.

Aromatherapy: fortify, unburden, empower, alertness, creativity, focus, peace, positivity, self-image.


French Lavender, France 40/42

Botanical Name: Lavendula officinalis

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear with a Tinge of Yellow

Consistency: Thin
Perfumery Note: Top/Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous, slightly fruity.

Possible Uses: Acne, allergies, anxiety, asthma, athlete’s foot, bruises, burns, chicken pox, colic, cuts, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insect repellant, itching, labor pains, migraine, oily skin, rheumatism, scabies, scars, sores, sprains, strains, stress, stretch marks, vertigo, whooping cough.

Safety Information: no indication of any special precautions when using this oil.
Aromatherapy: calm composure, easy self-expression, contentment, performance, restfulness, self-image.


Lemon, California

Botanical Name: Citrus limon

Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed

Color: Yellow
Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Description: Aroma is similar to fresh lemon rinds except richer and more concentrated.

Possible Uses: Athlete’s foot, chilblains, colds, corns, dull skin, flu, oily skin, spots, varicose veins, warts.
Safety Information: Photo toxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its photo toxicity.

Aromatherapy: refreshing, clear, trusting, concentration, creativity, focus, joy, performance, positivity.


Lemongrass Guatemala, India

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Yellow

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Description: Fresh, lemony, earthy.

Possible Uses: Acne, athlete’s foot, excessive perspiration, flatulence, insect repellent, muscle aches, oily skin, scabies, stress.

Safety Information: Avoid in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin.

Aromatherapy: concentration, focus


Lime, West India

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia

Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed

Color: Light Yellow Green

Consistency: Thin
Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Fresh, citrusy, sweet.

Possible Uses: Acne, asthma, chilblains, colds, dull skin, flu, varicose veins.

Safety Information: Photo toxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its photo toxicity.
Aromatherapy: alertness, assertiveness.


Mandarin, Italy

Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata

Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed

Color: Orange
Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Very sweet, citrusy, fruity.

Possible Uses: Acne, dull skin, insomnia, oily skin, scars, spots, stress, wrinkles.

Safety Information: Photo toxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its photo toxicity.

Aromatherapy: self awareness, self-image.


Marjoram, Spain

Botanical Name: Origanum majorana

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear with a Tinge of Yellow

Consistency: Thin
Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, sweet, woody, with a campherous, medicinal aroma.

Possible Uses: Aching muscles, amenorrhea, bronchitis, chilblains, colic, coughing, excessive sex drive, flatulence, hypertension, muscle cramps, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains, strains, stress, ticks.

Safety Information: Avoid during pregnancy.
Aromatherapy: comfort, contentment, compassion, restfulness.


Orange, Sweet

Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis

Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed

Color: Orange
Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description: Citrusy, sweet, reminiscent of orange peels, but more concentrated.

Possible Uses: Colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, flatulence, flu, gums, mouth, slow digestion, stress.

Safety Information: Photo toxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its photo toxicity. Lawless reports that a few people have experienced dermatitis from the limonene content of Sweet Orange.

Aromatherapy: ease adaptability, optimism, concentration, confidence, contentment, happiness, joy, self-image.


Oregano

Botanical Name: Oreganum vulgare

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Color: Pale Yellow

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Medium

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, sharp.

Possible Uses: Coughs, digestion.

Safety Information: Skin irritant, mucous membrane irritant, can cause skin irritation.

Aromatherapy: restfulness


Patchouli, East India

Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Deep Golden Brown

Consistency: Medium – Thick

Perfumery Note: Base

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Rich, earthy, woody aroma with a nearly hidden fruity note.

Possible Uses: Acne, athlete’s foot, chapped skin, dermatitis, eczema, fatigue, frigidity, hair care, insect repellant, mature skin, oily skin, stress. Antibacterial, ant infectious, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, cicatrisant, decongestant, digestive stimulant, febrifuge, immune tonic, phlebotonic, sexual tonic, tissue regenerator.

Safety Information: no indication of any special precautions when using this oil.

Aromatherapy: earthing, arousing, enriching, assertiveness, contentment, positivity.


Peppermint, Idaho

Botanical Name: Mentha piperita

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear with a Yellow Tinge

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Description: Minty, reminiscent of peppermint candies, but more concentrated. More fragrant than spearmint.

Possible Uses: Asthma, colic, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, sinusitis, vertigo. Analgesic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, antifungal, anti- infectious, antiviral, cephalic, choleretic, expectorant, insect and rodent repellant.

Safety Information: Avoid in cardiac fibrillation, heart disease, epilepsy, fever. Mucous membrane irritant and neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Do not use in pregnancy or while breastfeeding, or on children under 2 yrs. Do not use at more than 2% dilution, or than 1 ml per 24 hours (adult).

Aromatherapy: attentive, tolerant, visionary, alertness, concentration.


Pink Grapefruit, California

Botanical Name: Citrus paradisi

Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed

Color: Pale Yellow - Yellow

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description: Citrusy, similar to lemon and reminiscent to the aroma of the grapefruit rind, but more concentrated.

Possible Uses: Cellulitis, dull skin, toxin build-up, water retention, carminative, depuritive.

Safety Information: Phototoxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its photo toxicity.

Aromatherapy: disperse, lighten, revive, alertness, confidence, performance, positivity.


Rosemary, Morrocan

Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description: Fresh, herbaceous, sweet, slightly medicinal.

Possible Uses: Aching muscles, arthritis, dandruff, dull skin, exhaustion, gout, hair care, muscle cramping, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, antibacterial, sexual tonic, cardiotonic, cephalic.

Safety Information: Neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Avoid in pregnancy. Avoid in epilepsy, fever (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner). Avoid in cases of hypertension. Avoid in high blood pressure.

Aromatherapy: self -identitiy, dedication, destiny, alertness, concentration, confidence, focus, positivity.


Spearmint

Botanical Name: Mentha spicata

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Minty, slightly fruity aroma that is less bright than peppermint.

Possible Uses: Asthma, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, vertigo.

Safety Information: Mucous membrane irritant.

Aromatherapy: alertness, concentration.


Tangerine, Dancy Type, CP FCC

Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata

Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed

Color: Orange

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, citrusy, similar to the brighter aroma of tangerine peels (as compared to orange peels), but more concentrated.

Safety Information: Phototoxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its photo toxicity.

Aromatherapy: contentment, happiness, joy, tranquility.


Tea Tree, Australian

Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear with a Yellow Tinge

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, herbaceous.

Possible Uses: Acne, athlete’s foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, urethritis, warts, whooping cough. Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic.

Safety Information: May cause sensitization in some.

Aromatherapy: strength, resistance, confidence.


Ylang Ylang III, Comoro Islands, Madagascar

Botanical Name: Cananga odorata

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear with a Yellow Tinge

Consistency: Medium

Perfumery Note: Middle/Base

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description: Fresh, floral, sweet, slightly fruity, fragrant yet delicate.

Possible Uses: Anxiety, depression, frigidity, hypertension, palpitations, stress, sexual tonic.

Safety Information: Possible sensitization. Can cause headaches and nausea if used in excess. May experience headaches from lengthy use of Ylang Ylang.

Aromatherapy: relaxing, sensualizing, euphoric, assertiveness, contentment, focus, joy, self-awareness, self-esteem, self-image.