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April 29, 2006

Single Essential Oil Profiles

Filed under: Reference Articles — Administrator @ 8:43 am

Caution for using ANY and ALL essential oils: If Pregnant or under a doctor’s care, ALWAYS consult your physician before using Essential Oils.

Angelica (Angelica Archangelica)
Action: Anticoagulant, sedating to the Nervous system, reduces inflammation of intestinal wall. Emotionally it is calming, assisting in the release of pent-up negative feelings.
Indications: Bruises, Colic, coughs, respiratory infections, Indigestion, Menopause, premenstrual Tension, loss of appetite, rheumatic conditions.
Companion Oils: Patchouli, Vetiver, Clary Sage, most citrus oils.
Caution: Photosensitizing, avoid if Diabetic.

Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
Action: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, Diuretic, stimulant

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)
Action: Antitumoral, anticancerous, antioxidant, combats respiratory infections, antifungal. It may also ease the pain of Arthritis and bursitis.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Action: Powerful antispasmodic, anti-infectious, antiviral, Anti-Inflammatory, decongestant (veins, arteries of the lungs, prostate), and is antibacterial.
Indications: Migraines, mental fatigue, scanty menstrual periods.
Other uses: Relaxing to both striated and smooth muscles, soothing for insect bites and stimulating to the sense of smell. It may help bronchitis and chest infections.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Wintergreen/Birch, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic

Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
Action: Antiseptic, antimicrobial, expectorant, mucolytic, anti-infectious, antibacterial (staph, strep, E. coli), and an anticoagulant.
Indications: Nerve damage, Arthritis (Rheumatoid), oral infections
Other Uses: May help with loss of appetite, Asthmatic conditions, chronic bronchitis, Hair Loss (after an infection), lice, scabies, viral infections.
Caution: Use in moderation

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Action: Calming, antiseptic, anti-infectious, Anti-Inflammatory, antibacterial, provides hormonal support.
Indications: Stress, loss of appetite, Indigestion, agitation, Depression, infection, inflammation, intestinal parasites, Rheumatism, Insomnia, vaginal Candida, insect repellent.
Other Uses: May help bronchitis, cold sores, oily complexion, Anxiety, Nervous Tension, coughs, Urinary Tract Infections, respiratory infection, Sore Throat, Thrush, Tonsillitis.
Caution: Photosensitizing

Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
(very similar in chemistry to Wintergreen)
Action: Analgesic, antispasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, liver stimulant, supports bone function
Indications: Arthritis, Rheumatism, inflammation, muscular pain, tendonitis, Hypertension, Cramps. Birch and Wintergreen contain an active principal similar to cortisone that is beneficial for bone, muscle and Joint Discomfort.
Other uses: May be helpful for Cystitis, Acne, Bladder Infection, Gout, Gallstones, edema, Eczema, skin diseases, ulcers and urinary tract disorders.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen, Basil, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint and Roman Chamomile.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic. Possible skin irritant. Skin test for Allergies.

Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum)
Action: Toothache pain, expectorant, stimulates digestive secretions, reduces pain, dispels Fever.
Other Uses: May increase cellular oxygenation, support the digestive glands, stimulate the endocrine system, increase energy and help Rheumatoid Arthritis. It may also help with loss of appetite, chills, cholera, respiratory infections, Indigestion, Constipation, coughs, diarrhea, dysentery, Influenza, Nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation, poor muscle tone, quinsy, sprains, toothache, vertigo, Viruses and Vomiting.
Companion Oils: Cumin, Fennel, Frankincense, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary CT Cineol, Sandalwood, other spice oils.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, reduces pain, relieves itching, is sedating to the nerves, is an Antihistamine, hypotensive (helps with low blood pressure), and has hormone-like effects.

Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, antiviral, effective against Herpes simplex, Herpes zoster, cold sores, human papilloma virus. This Essential Oil is also useful as an insect repellent. It also relieves abdominal Cramps and minor Aches and Pains.

Cajeput (Melaleuca leucadendra)
Action: Antimicrobial, mild analgesic, antispasmodic, antineuralgic, antiseptic (pulmonary, urinary, intestinal), insecticidal and can be used as an expectorant.
Indications: Arthritis, Acne, respiratory infections, asthma, bronchitis, urinary complaints, coughs, Cystitis, stiff joints, toothache, hay Fever, bursitis, Headaches, insect bites, intestinal problems, laryngitis, dysentery, Psoriasis, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, oily skin, Sore Throat, and viral infections.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Eucalyptus Radiata, Juniper and Peppermint.

Calamus (Acorus Calamus)
Action: Can be used to help Digestive Problems, Nervous complaints and Headaches. It is also used to increase the appetite.
Other Uses: Calamus can be used to help reduce the desire for tobacco. When rubbed on the feet it may help with foot odor. It also helps with asthma, bronchitis, Colic, memory loss, stroke and Depression.

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Action: Antispasmodic (neuromuscular), antibacterial, expectorant and anti-infectious.
Indications: Indigestion, loss of appetite, coughs, debility, Halitosis (Bad Breath), mental fatigue, Headaches, Heartburn, Nausea and sciatica. Cardamom may also alleviate menstrual problems and irregularities.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cistus, Clove, Neroli, Orange, Rose and Ylang Ylang.

Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
Action: Antiseptic, carminative, Diuretic, hepatic, stimulant, vasodilator, smooth muscle relaxant.
Indications: PMS symptoms, Dry Skin, Wrinkles, Eczema, Psoriasis, tonic to liver and gallbladder, jaundice.

Cassia (Cinnamomum Cassia)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
Action: Mildly antiseptic and may be effective against Hair Loss, tuberculosis, bronchitis, gonorrhea and Skin Disorders such as Acne and Psoriasis. It can reduce the hardening of artery walls. It is high in sesquiterpenes which can stimulate the limbic region of the brain – the center of our emotions. It may also help stimulate the pineal gland which releases melatonin, an antioxidant hormone associated with deep sleep.
Indications: Bronchitis, anger/hysteria, Hair Loss, arteriosclerosis, Diuretic, tuberculosis, calming, Nervous Tension, urinary infections.
Other Uses: Cedarwood may help with Acne, Anxiety, Arthritis, respiratory congestion, coughs, Cystitis, Dandruff, Psoriasis, Sinusitis, skin diseases and Fluid Retention. It may help open the pineal gland. It also helps to reduce oily skin.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Juniper, Rosemary CT Cineol.

Celery Seed (Apium graveolens)
Action: Antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, Diuretic, hepatic, carminative, stimulant.
Indications: Used for bladder and kidney complaints, menstrual problems, Digestive Ailments. It has been found to have a liver regenerating effect.

Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutita)
Action: Sedating, calming, Anti-Inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant. It supports liver, digestive and gallbladder function, reduces Scarring and relieves Allergies.
Indications: Insomnia, Nervous Tension, Stress, bursitis, tendonitis, inflammation, carpal tunnel syndrome, Headaches, Acne, liver and gallbladder disease, parasites, ulcers.
Other Uses: Cleanser of blood, helps increase Liver Function and secretion, supports the pancreas. Promotes the regeneration of skin and can be used for abscesses, burns, Rashes, cuts, and dermatitis. It is also helpful for teething Pains, Acne, Eczema, chronic Gastritis, infected nails, Cystitis, inflamed joints, Menopausal problems, sores, Skin Disorders, Stress-related complaints, toothaches, ulcers and wounds.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Fir, Geranium, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Spruce

Chamomile, Roman (Chamaemelum nobile)
Action: Calming for pre-anesthesia and Tension, antispasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, antiparasitic, skin regeneration.
Indications: May help calm and relieve Restlessness and Tension. Its anti-infectious properties benefit cuts, scraps and bruises.
Other Uses: Neutralizes Allergies and increases the ability of the skin to regenerate. It is a Cleanser of the blood and also helps the liver discharge poisons. This oil may help with Allergies, bruises, cuts, Depression, Insomnia, Muscle Tension, nerves (calming and promoting nerve health), Restless legs and Skin Conditions such as Acne, dermatitis, Eczema, Rashes and sensitive skin. It can effectively minimize Irritability and nervousness in Hyperactive children.
Companion Oils: Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Rose
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, anti-infectious, antibacterial for a wide spectrum of infections. It is antiviral, antifungal (Candida), a general tonic, increases blood flow when previously restricted and is a light anticoagulant.
Indications: Tropical infection, typhoid and vaginitis.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for circulation, infections, coughs, exhaustion, respiratory infections, digestion, Rheumatism, warts. This oil also fights viral and infectious diseases and may be a sexual stimulant.
Companion Oils: All citrus oils, Frankincense, Cypress, Juniper, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary CT Cineol, all spice oils.
Caution: Possible skin irritant; mucus membrane irritant

Cistus (Cistus ladanifer – also known as Labdanum)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, powerful antihemorrhaging agent, helps reduce inflammation and is a neurotonic for the sympathetic Nervous system.
Indications: Bronchitis, respiratory infections, coughs, Rhinitis, urinary infections, wounds and Wrinkles.
Other Uses: May strengthen and support the Immune System (due to phenol action).
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender, Lavandin, Patchouli, Pine, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, Anti-Inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, insecticidal, insect repellent, deodorant.
Indications: Headaches, respiratory infections, neuralgia, fatigue and oily skin.
Other Uses: Can be used as an antiseptic to sanitize and deodorize surfaces. It makes an excellent insect repellent when combines with Cedarwood.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Pine.
Caution: Possible skin irritant; possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea)
Action: Antidiabetic, helps reduce High Cholesterol, is estrogen-like, supports hormones, anti-infectious, antifungal, antispasmodic, relaxing, antibacterial, and may help with epilepsy, Menopause and PMS.
Indications: Bronchitis, cholesterol, hemorrhoids, hormonal imbalance, PMS, Insomnia, intestinal Cramps, menstrual Cramps, Premenopause, weak digestion.
Other Uses: May be used for menstrual problems, Depression, Headaches, Dandruff, insect bites, Insomnia, Kidney Disorders, Dry Skin, Throat Infections, ulcers, circulatory problems and whooping cough.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Lemon, Orange, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Sandalwood.
Caution: Use caution with infants and children.

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, antiseptic, analgesic, bactericidal, powerful antioxidant. It is hemostatic (blood thinning) and is also Anti-Inflammatory.
Indications: Infectious diseases, intestinal parasites, tuberculosis, respiratory infections, pain, toothache, scabies and infected wounds.
Other Uses: Clove oil can help prevent contagious disease and may treat Arthritis, bronchitis, cholera, Cystitis, dental infection, amoebic dysentery, diarrhea, tuberculosis, Acne, fatigue, thyroid dysfunction, Halitosis, Headaches, Hypertension, insect bites, Nausea, neuritis, dermatitis, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, skin cancer, chronic skin disease, bacterial colitis, sores (speeds healing of mouth and skin sores), Viral Hepatitis, warts and lymphoma.
Companion Oils: Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary CT Cineol, Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Possible skin irritant; possible contact sensitization from repeated use; do not use if on blood thinners

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, sedative effect.
Other Uses: May help with Arthritis, diarrhea, respiratory infections, Indigestion, digestive spasms, poor circulation, Rheumatism, Gout, general infections, Measles, Headaches, Nausea, muscular Aches and Pains, neuralgia, Skin Conditions (Acne, Psoriasis, dermatitis), and Stress. It may also help during convalescence and after a difficult childbirth. Because of its estrogenic content, Coriander may regulate and help control pain related to menstruation.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Cypress, Ginger, Jasmine, Neroli, Petitgrain, Pine, Sandalwood, other spice oils.
Caution: Impairs mental function in large doses.

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
Action: Antiviral, immune stimulant, helps appetite and digestion and acts as a liver regulator.
Indications: Poor circulation, Indigestion, digestive spasms, Headaches and Migraines.
Other Uses: Calming and a powerful support to the Immune System. It may also help wound healing and Scars.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon, Frankincense, Jasmine, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Caution: Photosensitizing

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Action: Improves circulation and supports the nerves and intestines. Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and strengthens blood capillaries. It also acts as an insect repellent.
Indications: Arthritis, bronchitis, circulation, Cramps, hemorrhoids, Insomnia, intestinal parasites, Menopausal problems, menstrual pain, pancreas insufficiencies, pulmonary infections, Rheumatism, spasms, tuberculosis, throat problems, varicose veins, Fluid Retention. May be helpful for some cancers.
Other uses: May be beneficial for asthma, strengthening blood capillary walls, reducing cellulite, supporting the circulatory system and strengthening connective tissue. It may help with coughs, edema, improving energy, gallbladder ailments, bleeding gums, hemorrhaging, laryngitis, Liver Disorders, muscular Cramps, Nervous Tension, nose bleeds, ovarian cysts. It is outstanding when used in Skin Care, lessening Scar Tissue.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange and Sandalwood.

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Action: Antitumoral, anticancerous, antifungal, antioxidant and combats respiratory infections.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
Action: Antiseptic and antimicrobial
Indications: Sluggish glands, Scarring, upset stomach, amoebic dysentery
Other Uses: Widely regarded today for soothing Sore Muscles, protecting and rejuvenating the skin, reducing Wrinkles and stimulating nerves. Its fragrance is very conducive to Meditation.

Eucalyptus Citriodora (Eucalyptus Citriodora)
Action: Analgesic, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, deodorant, expectorant, insecticidal agent.
Indications: Asthma, Athlete’s foot and other fungal infections, respiratory infections, cuts, Dandruff, fevers, Herpes, infectious Skin Conditions, laryngitis, scabs, shingles, Sore Throat, sores and wounds.
Caution: Do not take internally

Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus Globulus)
Action: Mucolytic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal (Candida), antiviral, antiseptic, expectorant.
Indications: Asthma, Candida, coughs, Diabetes, Herpes, Hypoglycemia, lungs, Measles, Headaches, respiratory infections, Sinusitis, shingles, tuberculosis.
Other Uses: May be used for Aches/pains, Acne, Allergies, Arthritis, bronchitis, burns, respiratory infections, Cystitis, endometriosis, gonorrhea, inflammation of the ear, eye and sinus, and as a decongestant. Also for malaria, Rheumatism, respiratory infections, skin and Throat Infection/sores, ulcers, vaginitis and wounds. Also helpful for increasing energy.
Companion Oils: Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Melissa, Pine, Sandalwood, Thyme.
Caution: Do not take internally

Eucalyptus Polybractea (Eucalyptus Polybractea)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, mucolytic, expectorant, insect repellent.
Indications: Acne and Cystitis.

Eucalyptus Radiata (Eucalyptus Radiata)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, Anti-Inflammatory, expectorant.
Indications: Conjunctivitis, vaginitis, Acne, Sinusitis, bronchitis.
Other Uses: This oil, when combines with Bergamot, has been used effectively on Herpes simplex. It may also help with Acne, bronchitis, ear inflammation, endometriosis, nasal and sinus congestion, Sinusitis and vaginitis.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Action: Stimulates estrogen production, facilitates birthing, increases lactation, promotes digestion, reduces Indigestion, supports the heart and respiratory system, expels worms, is stimulating to the circulatory and respiratory systems. It is antiseptic, antispasmodic and analgesic.
Indications: Cystitis, sluggish digestion, Fluid Retention, Gout, intestinal parasites, intestinal spasms, Nausea, Menopause, and pre-Menopause problems.
Other Uses: May be used for Indigestion, stimulating the cardiovascular and respiratory system, for Constipation, digestion, balancing hormones, supporting pancreatic function and PMS. It may break up fluids and toxins and cleanse the tissues.
Companion Oils: Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary CT Cineol, Sandalwood
Caution: Do not use if epileptic

Fleabane (Conyza canadensis)
Action: Stimulates liver and pancreas, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, hormone-like, cardiovascular dilator. Has been used to treat children with retarded puberty.
This oil is still under study.

Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
Action: Expectorant, antitumoral, immunostimulant, Antidepressant
Indications: Asthma, Depression, ulcers
Other Uses: May help with Allergies, bites (insect and snake), bronchitis, cancer, respiratory infections, diphtheria, Headaches, hemorrhaging, Herpes, High Blood Pressure, inflammation, Stress, Tonsillitis., Typhoid, warts. It contains sesquiterpenes, enabling it to go beyond the blood/brain barrier where it is elevating to the mind and helps to overcome Stress and despair. It also increases the activity of leukocytes in defense of the body against infection.
Companion Oils: All oils

Galbanum (Ferula gummosa)
Action: Anti-infectious, stimulant, supporting to the kidneys and menstruating, analgesic, and a light antispasmodic.
Indications: Abscesses, boils, wounds, inflammation
Other Uses: May help with Acne, asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughs, Cramps, cuts, Indigestion, muscular Aches and Pains, Nervous Tension, poor circulation, Rheumatism, Scar Tissue, Stress and Wrinkles.
Companion Oils: All oils

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Action: Antispasmodic, antitumoral, adrenal cortex stimulant, Anti-Inflammatory, astringent, hemostatic (stops bleeding), anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, revitalizes skin tissue, dilates bile ducts for liver Detoxification. Balances the sebum, which is the fatty secretion in the sebaceous glands of the skin that keep the skin supple. Helps cleanse oily skin and restores and enlivens pale skin.
Indications: Skin Conditions (dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, vitiligo), Herpes, shingles, bleeding, tumor growths, hormone imbalances.
Other Uses: May be used for Acne, burns, circulatory problems (improves blood flow), Depression gingivitis, liver problems, sterility, digestion, Insomnia, menstrual problems, neuralgia (severe pain along the nerve), regenerating tissue and nerves, pancreas imbalances, ringworm, Sore Throats, and wounds. Also recommended for Liver Disorders and hepatitis.
Companion Oils: All oils

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Action: Digestive tonic, sexual tonic, reduces pain, expectorant.
Indications: Arthritis, Rheumatism, Indigestion, Digestive Disorders, Motion Sickness.
Other Uses: May be used for alcoholism, loss of appetite, Arthritis, chills, respiratory infections, congestion, coughs, Digestive Disorders, infectious diseases, muscular Aches/pains, Nausea, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, Sore Throats and sprains.
Companion Oils: All spice oils, all citrus oils, Eucalyptus Radiata, Frankincense, Geranium, Myrtle, Rosemary CT Cineol, Spearmint.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use; Photosensitizing

Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Action: Diuretic, Anti-Inflammatory, hepatic, mucolytic, stimulant, tonic
Indications: Arthritis, asthma, Candida, Colds, cough, Hypertension
Other Uses: Helps to thin mucus secretions and relieve congested mucus membranes. It promotes urination, cleans the kidneys, reduces inflammation and prevents infection.

Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi)
Action: Antiseptic, disinfecting, detoxifying, Diuretic. Like many cold-pressed citrus oils, it has unique fat-dissolving characteristics. It is exceptionally cleansing for oily skin. Psychologically, it is an Antidepressant and is emotionally uplifting.
Indications: Acne, cellulite, digestion, Fluid Retention
Other Uses: May help with Depression, drug withdrawal, jet lag, eating disorders, fatigue, Liver Disorders, Migraine Headaches, premenstrual Tension, Stress. It may also have a cleansing effect on the the kidneys, lymphatic system and the vascular system.
Companion Oils: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary CT Cineol, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang
Caution: Photosensitizing

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
Action: Anticoagulant, anesthetic, dissolves hematomas (blood clots), mucolytic, expectorant, antispasmodic, stimulates liver, reduces Scar Tissue and skin discoloration. It also balances blood pressure, chelates chemicals and toxins.
Indications: Hematoma (swelling or blood-filled tumor), bleeding, arteriosclerosis, Hypertension, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, thrombosis, embolisms, Liver Disorders, phlebitis, sciatica, sinus infection, Skin Conditions (Eczema, dermatitis, Psoriasis)
Other Uses: May help blood circulation, hearing loss, pain (acute), Respiratory Conditions, Scar Tissue, and varicose veins. It may regenerate tissue, Detoxify and stimulate liver cell function.

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
Action: Anticatarrhal, mucolytic, decongestant, expectorant, cleansing, purifying, helps reduce fats in tissue. Hyssop raises low blood pressure, regulates menstrual flow, increases perspiration.
Indications: Anxiety, Arthritis, asthma, bruises, respiratory infections, coughs, cuts, dermatitis, Indigestion, fatigue, Nervous Tension, parasites (it expels worms), Rheumatism, Sore Throats, viral infections, wounds.
Companion Oils: All citrus oils, Clary Sage, Fennel, Geranium, Myrtle, Sage
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Jasmine (Jasmine officinale)
Action: Beneficial for the skin, uplifting, Antidepressant, stimulating
Indications: Dry, oily, irritated or sensitive skin, Anxiety, Stress, Depression.
Other Uses: May help with Eczema (when caused by emotions), Frigidity, labor Pains, laryngitis, lethargy (abnormal Drowsiness), menstrual pain and problems, Stress. Ideal for Skin Care.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Melissa, Orange, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spearmint.

Juniper (Juniperus communis and J. osteosperma)
Action: Antiseptic, astringent, digestive stimulant, purifying, detoxifying, increases circulation through the kidneys and promotes excretion of uric acid and toxins.
Indications: Acne, dermatitis, Eczema, Gout, Depression fatigue, liver problems, Sore Muscles, Rheumatism, ulcers, urinary infections, Fluid Retention, wounds.
Other Uses: May work as a detoxifier and a Cleanser, as well as being beneficial to the skin. It may assist with nerve regeneration.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, all citrus oils, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary CT Cineol

Lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, strong antiseptic (related actions to Lavender)
Indications: There is not a long history of the therapeutic use of Lavandin
Other Uses: Lavandin is best used as an antiseptic. Its greater penetrating qualities make it well suited to help with respiratory, circulatory and muscular conditions.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clove, Cypress, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lime, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol, Thyme
Caution: Do not use for burns

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Action: Antiseptic, analgesic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, Anti-Inflammatory, sedative. Beneficial for healing burns, cleansing cuts and wounds. Ideal for Skin Care since it prevents the build up of excess sebum, a skin oil that bacteria feed on. Lavender has also been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects.
Indications: Burns (cell renewal), sunburns (including lips), Dandruff, Hair Loss, Allergies, convulsions, Herpes, Headaches, Indigestion, Insomnia, High Blood Pressure, Menopausal conditions, Nausea, phlebitis, tumors, premenstrual conditions, Scarring (minimizes), Skin Conditions (Acne, dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rashes), stretch marks. It may be used to cleans cuts, bruises and skin irritations.
Other Uses: Lavender is a universal oil with many different applications. It may also help Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, convulsions, Depression, earaches, heart palpitations, High Blood Pressure, hives (urticaria), insect bites, laryngitis, Nervous Tension, respiratory infections, Rheumatism and Throat Infections.
Companion Oils: Most oils, especially citrus oils, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium

Ledum (Ledum groenlandicum)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, antitumoral, antibacterial, hepatoprotectant, Diuretic, decongestant
Indications: Liver dysfunctions, hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Fatty Liver, obesity, laryngitis, bronchitis, Allergies, Influenza, edema, thyroid regulation.
Other Uses: Can be used for all types of skin problems, for coughs, hoarseness, stomach discomfort, prostate infection, congested prostate, Insomnia, Allergies.
Companion Oils: Frankincense, Goldenrod, Wintergreen/Birch, Lemon, Sage
Caution: If using topically, always dilute

Lemon (Citrus limon)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial (spores), antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant. Lemon improves microcirculation, promotes white blood cell formation and improves Immune Function.
Indications: Anemia, asthma, Herpes, warts, shingles, bleeding, malaria, parasites, Rheumatism, Throat Infections, ureter infections, varicose veins.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for Anxiety, blood pressure, Digestive Problems, respiratory infections, Sore Throats. It helps promote leukocyte formation, improves memory, strengthens nails, cleans the skin and promotes a sense of well-being. Research has shown lemon to have Antidepressant effects. It serves as an effective insect repellent and works well in removing gum, wood stain, oil and grease spots.
Companion Oils: German Chamomile, Eucalyptus Radiata, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Caution: Very Photosensitizing.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
Action: Supports digestion, tones and helps regenerate connective tissues and ligaments, dilates blood vessels, strengthens vascular walls, promotes lymph flow, Anti-Inflammatory, sedative.
Indications: Bladder Infection, digestive disturbances, parasites, torn ligaments, edema, Fluid Retention, Kidney Disorders, varicose veins.
Other Uses: May help Improve Circulation, digestion and eyesight as well as combat Headaches, infections, Respiratory Problems, Sore Throats and Fluid Retention. It AIDS in tissue regeneration.
Companion Oils: Basil, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus Radiata, Geranium, Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary CT Cineol
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Lime (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.
Constituents: a-pinene, B-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, y-terpinene, terpinolene, octanal, nonanal, tetradecanal, pentadecanal, trans-a-bergaptene, caryophyllene, B-bisabolene, geranial, neryl acetate, geranyl acetate, a-terpineo, linalool.
Safety Information: Phototoxic.

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Action: Light antispasmodic, digestive tonic (digestoid), antiseptic, antifungal, stimulates the gallbladder.
Other Uses: May help Acne, Digestive Problems, Fluid Retention, Insomnia, intestinal problems, skin problems (congested and oily skin, Scars, spots), tones the skin, diminishes stretch marks (when combined with either Jasmine, Lavender, Sandalwood and/or Frankincense), calms Nervous Tension and Restlessness. Recommended for children and Pregnant women because it is very gentle.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon, Clove, Lavender, Neroli, Nutmeg, citrus oils, spice oils
Caution: Very Photosensitizing.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, dilates blood vessels, regulates blood pressure, soothes muscles, promotes intestinal peristalsis, tones the parasympathetic Nervous system, supports respiratory system.
Indications: Aches, Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, Indigestion, Constipation, Cramps, Insomnia, Migraine Headaches, neuralgia, Rheumatism, sprains.
Other Uses: May be relaxing and calming to the muscles that constrict and sometimes contribute to Headaches. It may help Anxiety, Nervous Tension, bruises, burns, sores, cuts, circulatory disorders, respiratory infections, fungal and viral infections, menstrual problems, ringworm, shingles, shock, sores, spasms, sunburn, Fluid Retention.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Cypress, Lavender, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary CT Cineol, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang

Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
Action: Calming, sedative, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), fights against cholera, Anti-Inflammatory
Indications: Allergies, Anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughs, respiratory infections, cold-sore Blisters, Indigestion, Depression, dysentery, Eczema, fevers, Hypertension, Indigestion, insect bites, Insomnia, menstrual problems, Migraine, Nausea, Nervous Tension, palpitations, Throat Infections, vertigo
Companion Oils: Geranium, Lavender, other floral and citrus oils

Mountain Savory (Sauterne Montana)
Action: Strongly anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, immunostimulant, general tonic and stimulant.
Indications: Acute pain, sluggish Nervous and circulatory systems.
Other Uses: Due to its high phenol content, Mountain Savory is a very strong antiseptic and has been used to hasten the formation of scabs and to help with abscesses, burns and cuts. It is also known to stimulate the adrenal gland. Recent research suggests that the extract may have anti-HIV activity.
Caution: If used topically, always dilute; possible skin irritant.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antiparasitic, hormone-like, Anti-Inflammatory, soothes Skin Conditions, anti-hyperthyroid, supports Immune System.
Indications: Bronchitis, diarrhea, dysentery, Hyperthyroidism, stretch marks, Thrush, ulcers, vaginal Thrush, Viral Hepatitis.
Other Uses: May be used to help asthma, Athlete’s foot, Candida, coughs, Eczema, digestion, fungal infection, gingivitis, gum infections, hemorrhoids, mouth ulcers, ringworm, Sore Throats, wounds and Wrinkles.
Companion Oils: Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and all spice oils

Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
Action: Expectorant, anti-infectious, liver stimulant, prostate decongestant, light antispasmodic, regulator for thyroid and ovary, tonic for the skin.
Indications: Bronchitis, coughs, Hypothyroidism, Insomnia, sluggish thyroid, prostate congestion, respiratory tract ailments, sinus infection, tuberculosis, ureter infections.
Other Uses: May help anger, asthma, respiratory infections, Cystitis, diarrhea, dysentery, impaired digestion, hemorrhoids, hormonal imbalances. It may support the Immune System, fight infections, Sinusitis, infectious diseases, and pulmonary disorders, aid Skin Conditions (Acne, blemishes, bruises, oily skin, Psoriasis, etc.). Useful on children for chest complaints and coughs.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Rosewood, Rosemary CT Cineol, Spearmint, Thyme

Naouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia)
Action: Male hormone-like, Anti-Inflammatory, anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic (kills amoeba and parasites in the blood)
Indications: Mucous in respiratory passages, the urinary tract and genital organs; also good for High Blood Pressure.
Other Uses: May help with respiratory Allergies, infections and hemorrhoids.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization with repeated use

Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiparasitic, digestive tonic, antidepressive, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure).
Indications: Anxiety, Depression, digestive spasms, fear, Headaches, heart arrhythmia, hysteria, Insomnia, Nervous Tension, palpitations, PMS, poor circulation, Scars, shock, Stress-related conditions, stretch marks, tachycardia, thread (spider) veins, Wrinkles.
Other Uses: May support the Digestive System and fight bacteria, infections, parasites, and Viruses. In support of the skin, Neroli works at the cellular level to help shed the old skin cells and stimulate new cell growth. It is particularly beneficial for mature and sensitive skin.
Companion Oils: Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Rose, Sandalwood

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Action: Antiseptic, antiparasitic, reduces pain, promotes normal menstruation, improves circulation.
Indications: Loss of appetite, chronic debility, digestion (helps with starchy foods and fats), Gallstones, Halitosis, Rheumatism
Other Uses: This oil has adrenal cortex-like activity which helps support the Adrenal Glands for increased energy. It may also help treat Arthritis, bacterial infection, Frigidity, Gout, Impotence, menstrual problems, Nausea, severe nerve pain.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Lemon, Tea Tree, Melissa, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary CT Cineol
Caution: Do not use if epileptic. Dilute when applied topically.

Orange (Citrus aurantium)
Action: Calming, sedative, Anti-Inflammatory, antitumoral, anticoagulant, improves circulation
Indications: Angina (false), cardiac spasm, Insomnia, Menopause, tumor growth.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Nutmeg, Rosewood
Caution: Photosensitizing.

Oregano (Origanum compactum)
Action: Powerful anti-infectious agent (for respiratory, intestines, genital, nerves, blood and lymphatics) with large-spectrum action against bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, Viruses, and parasites. It is a general tonic and immune stimulant.
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis (chronic), Mental Disease, pulmonary tuberculosis, Rheumatism (chronic), whooping cough.
Other Uses: May help respiratory infections, digestion problems, viral and bacterial pneumonia, respiratory system problems, balance Metabolism and strengthen the vital centers.
Companion Oils: Basil, Fennel, Geranium, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol, Thyme.
Caution: High phenol content can burn the skin – dilute 1 drop Essential Oil to 50 drops vegetable or massage oil for topical application other than the bottom of feet. Use extra caution to avoid contact with all mucus membranes. Skin irritant.

Palmarosa (Cymbopogon margin)
Action: Antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, uterine tonic, cardiotonic
Indications: May be beneficial for Rashes, Candida, the Cardiovascular System, digestive and Nervous systems, fighting infections. It is valuable for all types of skin problems because it stimulates new cell growth, regulates oil production, moisturizes and speeds healing.
Companion Oils: Basil, Fennel, Geranium, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol, Thyme

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Action: Soothing to digestion, decongestant, Anti-Inflammatory, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, soothes wrinkled or chapped skin.
Indications: Allergies, dermatitis, Eczema, hemorrhoids, tissue regeneration.
Other Uses: Helps the body eliminate toxic material. It may also curb appetite; it helps with Acne; soothes insect bites, helps with cellulite, congestion, Dandruff, Depression, helps with weight control, relieves itching from hives, helps with Skin Conditions (chapped and loose skin), Fluid Retention and weeping wounds.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Pine, Rosewood, Sandalwood.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Action: Anticarcinogenic, supports digestion, expels worms, decongestant, anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, mucolytic, stimulant, hypertensive, cardiotonic, stimulates the gallbladder, is a pain-reliever, expectorant, Anti-Inflammatory for the intestinal and urinary tract. It can heighten or restore the sense of taste by stimulating the trigeniminal nerve.
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, Candida, diarrhea, Digestive Problems, Fever, Nausea, Halitosis, Heartburn, hemorrhoids, Hot Flashes, Indigestion, menstrual irregularity, Headaches, Motion Sickness, tumor growth, respiratory infections, shock, itchy skin, Throat Infections, varicose veins.
Other Uses: May help Arthritis, Depression, Skin Conditions (Eczema, Psoriasis, dermatitis), food poisoning, Headaches, hives, hysteria, inflammation, morning sickness, nerve regeneration, Rheumatism, elevate and open sensory system, ease the pain of toothaches, kills tuberculosis bacillus (according to recent research).
Caution: Possible skin irritant; always dilute when using on children’s or sensitive skin; do not apply neat to fresh wounds or burns; avoid contact with eyes, mucus membranes or sensitive skin areas.

Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)
Action: Antispasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, anti-infectious, antibacterial.
Other Uses: May help reestablish nerve equilibrium. It may also help with Acne, fatigue, greasy hair, Insomnia and excessive perspiration.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cistus, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Rosemary CT Cineol

Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Action: Hormone-like, antidiabetic, cortisone-like, sexual stimulant, hypertensive (High Blood Pressure), anti-infectious, antifungal, antiseptic.
Indications: Asthma, pulmonary infections, bronchitis, Diabetes, severe infections, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sinusitis.
Other Uses: May help dilate the respiratory system, particularly the bronchial tract. It may also help with respiratory infections, coughs, cuts, cysts, fatigue, Gout, lice, Nervous exhaustion, scabies, skin parasites, sores, Stress, urinary infections. Pine oil may also help increase blood pressure and stimulate the Adrenal Glands and the circulatory system. Pine oil is a good ingredient for any first aid kit.
Companion Oils: Cedarwood, Eucalyptus Radiata, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Tea Tree, Rosemary CT Cineol.
Caution: Avoid oils adulterated with turpentine – be sure to get Organic/therapeutic grade oil.

Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, expectorant, antimicrobial, supports the nerves and respiratory system.
Indications: Bronchitis, cholera, Herpes, infectious mononucleosis, Insomnia, muscle fatigue, rhinopharyngitis, shingles, Sinusitis, Viral Hepatitis.
Other Uses: May help asthma, Cystitis, burns, cancer, respiratory infections, cuts, pneumonia, scrapes, viral infections, wounds and it strengthens the respiratory system.

Rose (Rosa damascena)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, prevents and reduces Scarring, balances and elevates the mind.
Other Uses: May help asthma, chronic bronchitis, Herpes simplex, Impotence, Scarring, sexual debilities, skin diseases, winkles.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol)
Action: Antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiparasitic, general stimulant, enhances mental clarity, supports nerves and endocrine glands balance.
Indications: Rheumatism, Arthritis, Myalgia, hepatitis, liver conditions, menstrual disturbances, Hypertension (weak doses), hypotension (strong doses), Indigestion, bronchitis, respiratory and lung infections, Hair Loss (Alopecia), asthma.
Other Uses: Improves concentration and stimulates the scalp.
Companion Oils: Basil, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Rosemary Verbenon (Rosmarinus officinalis CT Verbenon)
Action: Mucolytic, expectorant, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiseptic, balances endocrine glands.
Indications: Respiratory infections, bronchitis, Viral Hepatitis, Nervous Tension, cardiac arrhythmia, Cystitis, Arthritis, Rheumatism.
Other Uses: Because of its lower camphor and higher Verbenon content, this chemotype of Rosemary is milder than the cineol chemotype and so is especially well-suited for chest, lung and sinus infections. It is ideal for Skin Care and can be used to combat Hair Loss.
Companion Oils: Basil, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal, soothing to the skin. It has been researched for its inhibition rate against gram positive and gram negative bacterial growth.
Indications: Acne, Candida, Depression, Eczema, oral infections, Dry Skin, vaginitis.
Other Uses: May create skin elasticity and is soothing to the skin. It is recognized for its ability to get rid of Candida of the skin and slow the aging process. It may also be beneficial for cuts, Nausea, tissue regeneration and wounds. It helps to create a synergism with all other oils.

Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Action: Expectorant, mucolytic, anti-infectious, fights against cholera, estrogen-like, supports menstruation, prevents and reduces Scarring, regulates circulation, soothes Skin Conditions and is a balancer and detoxifier of the body. Sage contains camphor, which balances estrogen levels, providing support during PMS and Menopause.
Indications: Asthma, chronic bronchitis, sluggish digestion, gingivitis, glandular disorders, menstrual irregularity, Menopause.
Other uses: May help improve estrogen, progesterone and testosterone balance. It activates the Nervous system and adrenal cortex and may help with illness that is related to digestion and liver problems. It may also be beneficial for Acne, Arthritis, bacterial infections, Dandruff, Depression, Eczema, fibrosis, Hair Loss, low blood pressure, mental fatigue, Metabolism, Respiratory Problems, Rheumatism, Skin Conditions, sores, sprains. Sage strengthens the vital centers of the body, balancing the pelvic chakra where negative emotions from denial and abuse are stored.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol
Caution: Sage is an oral toxin due to thujone content – do not take internally. Do not use if epileptic. Do not use if you have High Blood Pressure.

Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Action: High in sesquiterpenes that have been researched for their ability to stimulate the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain, the center of emotions. The pineal gland is responsible for releasing melatonin, a powerful antioxidant that enhances deep sleep. Sandalwood is similar to Frankincense oil in its support of nerves and circulation.
Indications: Bronchitis (chronic), Herpes, Cystitis, skin tumors.
Other Uses: Helps with Cystitis and Urinary Tract Infections. It may also be beneficial for Acne, Depression, Meditation, pulmonary infections, menstrual problems, Nervous Tension, skin infection. It helps dry or dehydrated skin.
Companion Oils: Cypress, Frankincense, Lemon, Myrrh, Patchouli, Spruce, Ylang Ylang.

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, calming, astringent, antiseptic, mucolytic, stimulates the gallbladder, promotes menstruation.
Indications: Bronchitis, Candida, Cystitis, Hypertension.
Other Uses: May balance and increase Metabolism, may aid glandular, Nervous and respiratory systems. May help with Acne, stimulate a poor appetite, help Bad Breath, promote easier labor in childbirth, help with Depression, digestion, Dry Skin, Eczema, Headaches, intestines (soothes), menstruation (to slow heavy periods), Nausea, sore gums, vaginitis, excess weight.
Companion Oils: Basil, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary CT Cineol

Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, Anti-Inflammatory, deodorant, relaxing, skin tonic.
Indications: Known for helping in the treatment of Allergic skin reactions.
Other Uses: May also help with Allergies, Candida, Indigestion, Insomnia, menstrual difficulties, Migraine, Nausea, Rashes, bacterial infections, Stress, tachycardia, Tension and wounds that will not heal. Strengthens the heart and circulatory system.
Companion Oils: Cistus, Lavender, Patchouli, Pine Vetiver

Spruce (Picea mariana)
Action: Antispasmodic, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, antiseptic, Anti-Inflammatory, hormone-like, cortisone-like, general tonic, stimulates thymus.
Indications: Arthritis, Candida, Hyperthyroidism, immune-Depression, Prostatitis, Rheumatism.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for bone pain, glandular imbalances, aching joints, sciatica pain. May help support the Nervous and respiratory systems, can be stimulating to the pineal, thymus and Adrenal Glands.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Eucalyptus Radiata, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Ravensara.

Swamp Paperbark (Melaleuca ericfolia)
This oil is still under study. It is somewhat gentler than Tea Tree and has been found beneficial for bronchitis, asthma, respiratory infection, cynitis, sinus infection.

Tangerine (Citrus nobilis)
Action: Promotes happiness, helps with Anxiety, nervousness.
Other Uses: May help dissolve cellulite, Improve Circulation and help Digestive System disorders, dizziness, Anxiety, Insomnia, Irritability, liver problems, parasites, stretch marks (smoothes when blended with Lavender), and Fluid Retention.
Companion Oils: Basil, Bergamot, German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Orange.

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Action: Analgesic, antitumoral, believed to help stop bleeding, immune stimulant.
Indications: Respiratory infections, stomach conditions, Arthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, aneurysm, bruises, diarrhea, freckles, Gout.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Clary Sage, Elemi, Hyssop, Myrtle, Pine, Valerian, Vetiver.

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
Action: A neuromuscular antispasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, anti-infectious, antifermentation, reduces Allergies.
Indications: Colitis, hiccups, intestinal spasms, parasites, rheumatic pain, sciatica.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for abdominal discomfort and spasms, Arthritis, digestive complaints, genital and Urinary Tract Infection, Nausea, premenstrual discomfort, wounds. It may also balance the autonomic Nervous system.
Companion Oils: German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Balsam Fir, Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Rosewood, Orange, Tangerine.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial (large spectrum action of gram positive and gram negative bacteria), antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, antiseptic, Anti-Inflammatory, immunostimulant, cardiotonic, decongestant of the veins, reduces phlebitis, neurotonic, analgesic, protects against radiation.
Indications: Athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bronchitis, respiratory infections, Gum Disease, Rash, Sore Throat, sunburn, Tonsillitis, vaginal Thrush
Other Uses: May help Acne, burns, Candida, cold sores, inflammation, viral infections, ingrown nails, warts and wounds (promotes healing).
Companion Oils: All citrus oils, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender, Rosemary CT Cineol, Thyme
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris CT thymol)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, uterine tonic, cardiotonic.
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, colitis, Cystitis, dermatitis, anthrax, fatigue (general), pleurisy, Psoriasis, sciatica, tuberculosis, vaginal Candida.
Other Uses: A general tonic for nerves and stomach. It may also help with bacterial infections, respiratory infections, circulation, Depression, digestion, Headaches, Insomnia, Rheumatism, urinary infections, Viruses along the spine.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, citrus oils, Cedarwood, Juniper, Tea Tree, Oregano, Rosemary CT Cineol.

Thyme Linalol (Thymus vulgaris CT linalol)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, uterine tonic, cardiotonic (just as Thyme CT Thymol – but is gentler)
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, colitis, Cystitis, dermatitis, anthrax, fatigue (general), pleurisy, Psoriasis, sciatica, tuberculosis, vaginal Candida.
Other Uses: A general tonic for nerves and stomach. It may also help with bacterial infections, respiratory infections, circulation, Depression, digestion, Headaches, Insomnia, Rheumatism, urinary infections, Viruses along the spine.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, citrus oils, Cedarwood, Juniper, Tea Tree, Oregano, Rosemary CT Cineol.

Tsuga (Tsuga canadensis)
Action: Analgesic, antirheumatic, astringent, blood Cleanser, stimulant.
Indications: Treats coughs, Respiratory Conditions, kidney ailments, Skin Conditions, urinary infections, venereal diseases.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Valerian (Valerian officinalis)
Action: Sedative and tranquilizing to the central Nervous system. Its warming properties can help with hypothermia.
Indications: Because of its effect on the Nervous system, it may help with Insomnia, Nervous Indigestion, Migraine, Restlessness and Tension.
Companion Oils: Cedarwood, Lavender, Mandarin, Patchouli, Petigrain, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides)
Action: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, calming, grounding, a rubefacient (locally warming), sedative (to the Nervous system), stimulant (circulatory, production of red corpuscles).
Indications: Used traditionally for Arthritic symptoms.
Other Uses: May help Acne, Anxiety, Arthritis, cuts, Depression (including postpartum), Insomnia, Rheumatism, Stress, Skin Care (oily, aging, irritated).
Companion Oils: Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Vitex (Vitex negundo)
Indications: Extensively researched in Europe for its effects on Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders.

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)
Action: Antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, hair follicle stimulator, insect repellent.
Indications: Used traditional by Native Americans to help them enter a higher spiritual realm. Used to stimulate the scalp and as an antimicrobial and antiseptic agent. It is an ingredient of cold-remedy salves used to clear the nose and chest.

White Fir (Albies concolor)
Action: Antitumoral, anticancerous, antifungal, antioxidant, and combats respiratory infections.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
(very similar in chemistry to Birch)
Action: Antispasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, liver stimulant.
Indications: Arthritis, Rheumatism, inflammation, muscular pain, tendonitis, Hypertension, Cramps.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for Cystitis, Acne, Bladder Infection, Gout, Gallstones, edema, Eczema, osteoporosis, skin diseases, ulcers, urinary tract disorders. It contains an active principle similar to cortisone and is beneficial for bone, muscle and Joint Discomfort.
Companion Oils: Basil, Birch, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic. Possible skin irritant. Skin test for Allergies.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, reduces Indigestion, reduces or prevents Scarring, promotes healing of wounds.
Indications: Acne, lack of appetite, bladder or kidney weakness, cellulite, respiratory infections, poor digestion, menstrual problems, Eczema, gallbladder inflammation, Gastritis, Gout, poor Hair Growth, Headaches, hemorrhoids, Hypertension, liver and Menopause problems, neuritis, neuralgia, pelvic and urinary infections, Prostatitis, Rheumatism, sprains, sunburn, thrombosis, ulcers, vaginitis, varicose veins, wounds.
Other Uses: Yarrow is a powerful decongestant of the prostate and helps to balance hormones.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
Action: Antispasmodic, balances blood pressure, regulates heartbeat. It is used in hair preparations to promote thick, shiny, lustrous hair (it is also reported to help control Split Ends).
Indications: Heart arrhythmias, cardiac problems, High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Impotence, arterial Hypertension, Depression, mental fatigue, Hair Loss, labored Breathing, Insomnia, palpitations, insect bites, tachycardia.
Other Uses: May help balance male-female energies so one can move closer to being in spiritual Attunement and allowing greater Focus of thoughts, filtering out the ever-present negative frequencies. It may help lower blood pressure, calm rapid Breathing, balance equilibrium, ease frustration, balance heart function, help Impotence and intestinal problems, shock and skin problems.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use

April 27, 2006

An Essential Oil List

Filed under: Reference Articles — Administrator @ 6:14 am

Basil (P, SS)
Eases mental fatigue, stimulates poor memory and enhances alterness…. beneficial as a digestive aid…. relieves headache pain

Bergamot (SS, S)
Great for Nervous/depressed emotions…. antiseptic for Skin Conditions… regulates appetite…assists convalescence

Cedar, Himalayan (P, SS)
A very calming oil…eases bronchitis and respiratory ailments…combats cellulite

Chamomile, Roman
AIDS Skin Conditions… eases Migraines…relieves Insomnia..soothing..anti-inflammatory use as a compress for ear-Aches

Clary Sage (P)
Avoid if epileptic avoid alcohol, it may exaggerate the effects Produces vivid dreams …eases Migraines balances female hormones….eases menstrual discomfort /PMS/ Menopause… retards excessive perspiration

Eucalyptus (P)
Stimulating…anti-viral.. eases respiratory ailments…soothes Sore Muscles and sunburn pain… Anti-Bacterial properties inhibit spread of infection when used in a Diffuser

Meditative.. tightens and tones skin… anti-aging.. stimulates cell regeneration… sooths and calms nerves… treats Urinary Tract Infection.. Anti-Bacterial

Geranium, Rose
Regenerates and rejujinates skin cells and tissue.. anti-cellulite….eases Stress.. balances hormone problems during Menopause..relieves PMS

Ginger (SS)
Relief from Arthritis pain, sprians, muscle Aches and Pains… keeps sport muscles supple… eases Motion Sickness, hangovers, jet lag… sexual tonic

Grapefruit (S)
Reduces cellulite & Water Retention … helps obesity…. relieves Hot Flashes and PMSAntidepressant

Jasmine Absolute (P)
Aphrodisiac.. long-lasting scent.. elevates spirits.. decreases Depression/nervous Tension.. strengthens male reproductive system … AIDS impotency… physically/ emotionally relaxing

treats InsomniaAnti-Bacterial for skin Rashes and burns.. eases pain of insect bites and stings… relieves Headaches and Migraines.. calming .. mild enough for children

Lemon (S)
refreshing stimulant.. astringent and anti-septic.. tonic to the lymphatic and digestive systems… conditions skin and nails… anti-aging agent

Lemongrass (SS)
energizes… great for exhaustion.. beneficial in treating digestion and stomach gas.. good for stimulating, deoderizing foot baths .. insect repellant

anti-Anxiety.. Antidepressant… gentle sedative for Insomnia… eases palpitaions …hypnotic/ euphoric.. smooths skin, stretch marks and Scar Tissue.. anti wrinkle… anti-spasmotic

Orange (SS, S)
mild sedative for Anxiety and Depression… plumps up aging and Dry Skin.. calming to overcome sadness…

sensual rejuvinator.. prevents wrinles and chapped skin .. anti-aging..curbs
appetite ..anti-bacterial

Peppermint (P, SS)
do not use before bedtime very awakening and stimulating… treats nasea and Indigestion … eases Travel Sickness

Rose Absolute
heart warming Aphrodisiac… relieves sexual debilities.. Frigidity/impotency.. treats anorexia.. elevating to the mind.. confidence improving.. creates a sense of peaceful well-being

increases sensitivity…increases creativity.. lifts exhaustion… awakens your heart

AphrodisiacAIDS awareness and Meditation… peaceful and inspiring

Tea Tree (SS)
strengthens the Immune System… powerful anti-viral.. Anti-Bacterial.. Anti-Fungal

good for Stress and Nervous Tension… calming and balancing… treats dry, mature, irritated skin… AIDS in Rheumatism.. circulation tonic

Ylang Ylang (SS)
most euphoric Aphrodisiac..sexual energy .. relaxes body, mind and spirit…
aniti-depressant… relieves palpitations and Anxiety

Key to symbols:

  • P – avoid during Pregnancy
  • S – may iritate sun-exposed skin
  • SS - may irritate sensitive skin

April 25, 2006

Oil To Symptom List

Filed under: Reference Articles — Administrator @ 10:27 pm

The following oils may assist in alleviating the complaints featured. This is not a comprehensive list nor is it considered to be a prescription for the named complaint.

Angelica — Herb Seeds Roots—Cough, Cold, Fever, Flatulence, Indigestion.

Aniseed—Herb Seed Pod—Indigestion, Coughs, Bronchitis, Catarrh.

Apricot—Kernel- Oil —From the kernel premature skin aging, inflammation, dryness use 100% minerals and vitamins.

Avocado Pear Oil —From the fruit Dry Skin, Eczema Add 10% to Base Oil vitamins, protein, lecithin, Fatty Acids.

Basil Herb:- Whole Plant—Bronchitis, Fatigue, Colds, Loss of concentration, Migraine, Gout, Aches & Pains, Depression, Fainting, Mental Fatigue, Migraine, Nausea, Nervous Tension, Stimulating.

Bay —Tree, Leaves—Sprains, Colds Flu, Insomnia, Rheumatism, Antiseptic, Decongestant, Tonic.

Benzoin- Tree, Trunk —Coughs, Itching, Arthritis, Colds, Sedative.

Bergamot—Peel of fruit—Fevers, Acne, Tension, Wounds, Coughs, Stress, Anti-Depressant, Uplifting.

Birch—Tree, Bark—Gout, Rheumatism, Eczema, Ulcers.

Black Pepper- Vine, Berries—Colds, Aches, Influence, Flatulence, Rheumatism.

Bois de Rose—Tree, Wood—Tonic, Coughs, Headaches, Antidepressant.

Borage—Seed, Oil—PMT, MS, Menopause, Heart Disease, Psoriasis, Eczema, premature aging, regenerates skin, 10% dilution gamma acid, vitamins, minerals.

Cajeput -Tree—Antiseptic, Pain Reliever, Lung Congestion, Neuralgia, Acne.

Carrot —Root—Seeds—Gout, Ulcers, Flatulence, Eczema, Psoriasis, Diuretic.

Carrot Oil—Carrots—Premature Aging, itching dryness, Psoriasis, 10% in Base Oil vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene.

Cedarwood —Tree, Wood—Bronchitis, Catarrh, Acne, Arthritis, Diuretic Lung Congestion, Eczema, Encourages Sexual Response.

ChamomileNervous conditions, Insomnia, antibacterial, disinfectant, Anti-Inflammatory, teething, sunburn, Psoriasis, Eczema, asthma, hay Fever, diarrhea, sprains, Nausea, Fever, Depression, Contain azulene, (Uplifting), Toning.

Chamomile Mataricaria —Chamomile Herb, Flowers, Leaves—Nerves, Migraine, Acne, Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Problems, Dermatitis Eczema, Psoriasis, Inflammatory Diseases, Burns, Nervous Tension, Neuralgia, Insomnia, Contains Azulene.

Chamomile Roman —Athemis Nobilis Herb Flowers Leaves—Nerves, Migraine, Acne, Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Problems, Dermatitis.

Champhor—Tree, Wood —Coughs, Colds, Fevers, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Stimulating .

Cinnamon—Anti-viral, Antiseptic, Circulatory, Heart, Digestive, Respiratory Stimulant. Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, anti-venom eugenol—antiseptic.

Cinnamon—Tree, Twigs Leaves Flu, Rheumatism, Warts, Coughs, Colds, Viral infections

Citronella—Grass, Insecticide, Deodorant, Tonic, Stimulant.

Clary-Sage—Herb, Flowering Tops—Depression, Nerves, Sore Throat, Aches and Pains, Debility, Sedative Uplifting.

Clove—antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, toothache, Digestive Problems, muscular disorders, asthma, Nausea, Sinusitis, sedative, nerve Tension, general weakness, Antispasmodic do not use undiluted on skin.

Clove Tree – Flower, Buds—Nausea, Flatulence, Bronchitis, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Toothache, Diarrhea, Infections, Analgesic, Antiseptic.

Coriander Herb – Seeds of ripe fruit, leaves —Indigestion, Influenza, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Flatulence, Nervousness, Analgesic.

Corn Oil—Corn—Soothing on all skins 100% protein, vitamins, minerals.

Cumin Herb – Seeds, Fruit —Indigestion, Headache, Liver Problems, Stimulant.

Cypress—Leaves & Shoots—anti-viral, Astringent, antispasmodic, Coughs, Rheumatism, Flu, Wounds, Muscle, Nerve, Tens Veins.

Cypress—Tree, Leaves Twig—Menopausal Problems, circulatory Conditions, Rheumatism, Colds, Whooping Cough, Nervous Tension, Hemorrhoids, Wounds, Astringent.

Dill Herb – Seeds, Fruit —Flatulence, Indigestion, Constipation, Nervousness, Gastric Upsets, Headaches.

Eucalyptus—distilled Cooling, protecting, Anti-Inflammatory, antiseptic, antibiotic, Diuretic, analgesic, deodorizing, coughs, Cystitis, Candida, Diabetes, sunburn.

Eucalyptus—Tree,Leaves, Twigs—Sore Throats, Coughs, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Skin Infections, Ulcers, Sores, Rheumatism, Aches & Pains, Antiseptic, Anti-Inflammatory .

Eucalyptus Lemon—Tree, Leaves, Twigs—Dandruff, Scabs, Sores, Candida, Asthma, Fever, Fungal infections, Skin Infections, Sore Throats.

Eucalyptus Peppermint —Tree,Leaves, Twigs—Ulcers, Sores, Coughs, Colds, Fever, Respiratory Problems, Viral Infections, Headaches, Flu, Rheumatism, Arthritis.

Eucalyptus Radiata —Tree, Leaves,Twigs—Viral Infections, Colds, Coughs, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Rheumatism, Muscular Strains. Antiseptic.

Evening Primrose Oil—PMT, MS, Menopausal problems, Heart Disease, Psoriasis, Eczema, prevents premature aging 10% gamma lineolenic acid, vitamins, minerals.

Fennel Herb – Seeds—Digestive Problems, Menopausal Problems, Obesity, Constipation, Kidney Stones, Nausea, Diuretic.

Frankincense—Tree, Bark —Sores, Wounds, Fevers, Coughs, Colds, Stress, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Nervous Conditions.

Geranium —-chilblains, cosmetic, endometriosis, Menopause, Diabetes, Throat Infections, Nerve Tonic, sedative, uterine & breast cancer, frostbite, Infertility, antiseptic, astringent, skin Skin Toner, Adrenal, Hormones, Relaxing, Uplifting, Moisturizing, Toning.

Ginger—Root—Stimulating, Rheumatism, Muscular Aches, Pains, Sprains, Broken Bones, Colds, Nausea, Diarrhea, Alcoholism, Digestive Disorders.

Grapefruit—Tree — Rind Lethargy, Tonic, Obesity, Kidney & Liver Problems, Migraine, Antidepressant, Aid in Drug Withdrawal Treatment .

Grapeseed Oil—all skins 100% Base Oil vitamins, minerals, protein.

Hazelnut Oil—from the kernel—slight astringent Base Oil 100% vitamins, minerals, protein.

Hops Plant — Buds & Flowers —Neuralgia, Bruising, Menstrual & Menopausal Problems, Rheumatism, Nerves, Diuretic, Sedative Analgesic.

Hyssop Herb – leaves & Flowering Tops—Bruises, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Coughs, Colds, Sore Throats, Viruses, Blood Pressure Circulation, Nervous Tension, Asthma, Tonic.

Immortelle Flower – Flowering Tops—Bacterial Infections, Rheumatism, Muscle Aches, Weakness, Lethargy, Depression, Respiration, Colds, Flu, Fever, Fungicide.

Inula odorata —anti-viral.

Jasmine —Bush, Flowers—Nervous Tension, Depression, Menstrual Problems, Laryngitis, Anxiety, Lethargy, Relaxant.

Jojoba Oil—from the bean—inflammation, psoriases, Eczema, Acne, hair care, penetrates 10% protein, minerals, waxy collagen like substance.

Juniper Tree/Bush – Berries—Tonic for Nervous system, digestive stimulant, Diuretic, Acne, Coughs, Ulcers, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Sores, Urinary Infections.

Lavender—Burns, prevents Scarring, antibiotic, Antidepressant, sedative, immunoactive, Wounds, relaxing, Moisturizing, Antiseptic, Toning, Eczema, Tension, Insomnia, Asthma, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Bacterial Conditions, Headaches, Dermatitis, Fainting.

Lemon Grass—Grass, Whole Plant, Antiseptic, Infections, Headaches, Sore Throats, Respiration, Fevers, Tonic, Insect Repellent .

Lemon Oil —Tree,Rind of Fruit—water purifier, antiseptic, antibacterial oil, verrucas, insect bites, Tension Headaches, lymphatic tonic, digestive stimulant, disperse cellulite, slimming, anti wrinkle, Diuretic, Stimulating, Anxiety, Astringent, Antiseptic, BP Vitamin C, Carotene (A) Bioflavonoids.

Lime—Tree,Rind—Fevers, Rheumatism, Sore Throats, Headaches, Anorexia, Alcoholism, Depression, Anxiety Astringent, Tonic.

Mace Tree – Peel of Fruit—Indigestion, Weakness, Bacterial Infections, Gout, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Circulation.

Mandarin—Tree, Rind—Insomnia, Nervousness, Liver Problems, Digestion, Anxiety, Tonic, Tranquilizer.

Marjoram Herb — Flowering Tops—Relaxing, Sprains, Bruises, Colds, Rheumatism, Intestinal, Cramps, Menstrual Problems Anxiety, Asthma, Bronchitis, Insomnia, Circulation, Muscular Disorders.

Melissa —Herb,Leaves —Relaxing, Nervousness, Bacterial & Fungal Infections, Diarrhea, Eczema, Sedative, Cardiac Tonic.

Myrrh—Tree, Bark/Resin—Antiseptic, Astringent, Tonic, Healing Agent, Dermatitis Coughs, Mouth and skin ulcers, Bacterial & Fungal Infections.

Neroli—Blossoms—Bitter Orange Tree—Antidepressant, Aphrodisiac,Antiseptic, Digestive Aid, Sedative, Bacterial Infections, Bronchitis, Diarrhea, Fungicide, Insomnia, Relaxing, Moisturizing.

Niaouli —Leaves and stems- Melaeleuca Tree Antiseptic, Soothing Agents,Pain Reliever, Decongestant

Gomenol Bush – Leaves, Twigs, Anti-viral, Wounds, Infections, Bacterial Disease, Sore Throats, Burns, Respiration, Acne.

Nutmeg—Tree,Seed—- Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle Aches, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Nervousness, Insomnia, Cardio Stimulant.

Olive Oil—rheumatic conditions, hair care, soothes 10% protein, minerals, vitamins.

Orange Tree – Rind of Fruit —Depression, Anxiety, Constipation, NervousConditions, Muscular Spasm, Tonic, Sedative Antiseptic.

Oregano—Herb,Leaves & Flowering Tops—Anti-viral, Bronchitis,Rheumatism, Respiration, Muscle Pain, Digestion.

Palma Rosa—Grass—Skin infections, Anorexia, Tonic.

Parsley —Herb, seeds —Nervous Conditions, Kidney Problems, Menstrual and Menopausal Problems, Sedative, Diuretic.

Patchouli —Plant—Antidepressant, Sedative, Aphrodisiac Anxiety, Acne, Eczema, Herpes, Ulcers (Skin) “Tired Skin” .

Patchouli—Plant,Leaves—Skin Inflammations, Fungal infections, Acne,Eczema, Dandruff, Antiseptic, Diuretic Insecticide.

Peanut Oil 100% Base Oil protein, vitamins, minerals.

Peppermint —Herb, Whole Plant —Inflammation, Nausea, Indigestion, Fevers, Flatulence, Headaches Migraine, Liver Problems, Arthritis, Stimulant.

Peppermint—digestive, respiration, circulation, anti-inflammatiory,antiseptic, gas, Flu, Migraine, Fatigue, Migraine, Asthma, Bronchitis,Stimulating.

Petitgrain—Tree,Leaves, Twigs —Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Antiseptic, Tonic, AIDS Convalescence.

Pimento—Tree,Berries, Twigs—Flatulence, Indigestion, Cramps, Intestinal Problems, Colds, Rheumatism, Muscular Strains, Depression, Tonic, Tranquilizer.

Pine—Needles, Bark, Berries—Antiseptic, Diuretic, Stimulant Adrenal Glands, Bladder, Kidney, Chest infections, Infections, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Gout, Flu, Bronchitis, Muscle Pain, Diuretic, Respiration Sore Throats,Colds, Circulation, Muscle Pain, Turpentine.

Ravensara—Bush, Leaves—Viral Infections, Liver Infections, Lung Infections, Respiratory Problems, Antiseptic.

Red Thyme—anti-viral.

Rose—Flower—Depression, Aphrodisiac, Female organ regulator, astringent,Sedative, Heart tonic, Stomach Liver, Uterus, Nausea, Headache, Insomnia, Skin Care, Relaxing, Toning Moisturizing, Antiseptic.

Rose Bulger (Bulgarian) Bush – Flowers Petals, Anxiety, Depression, Circulatory Problems, Menopausal Problems, Antiseptic, Tonic.

Rose Maroc (Morocco) – Bush, Flowers, Petals—Menstrual Disorders, Depression, Stress, Tension, Circulatory Conditions, Tonic, Sedative.

Rosemary—Herb — Physical & Mental stimulant, muscular conditions, antiseptic, sprains, Arthritis Rheumatism, Depression, fatigue, memory loss, Migraine, Flu, Diabetes, hair care, Antiseptic, Stimulating, Toning.

Sage—Herb,Plant —Tonic, Antiseptic, Diuretic, Blood Pressure, Female Reproductive System, Sores, Fatigue, Nervousness, Asthma, Bronchitis, Low Blood Pressure, Bacterial Infections, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Sprains, Fibrosis, Astringent.

Sandalwood—Tree—Antiseptic, Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Fatigue, Impotence, Relaxing, Uplifting, Acne, Cystitis, Moisturizing, Menstrual Problems, Skin Infections, Fungal & Bacterial Infections, Sedative.

Sesame Oil —Psoriasis, Eczema, Rheumatism, Arthritis 10 % dilution vitamins, minerals, proteins, lecithin, amino acids.

Soya Bean Oil—100 % Base Oil protein, minerals, vitamins.

Spearmint—Herb,Leaves, Flowering Tops—Flatulence, Indigestion, Intestinal Cramps, Fevers, Nausea, Colic, Hemorrhoids.

Sunflower Oil —Base Oil 100 % vitamins, minerals.

Sweet Almond Oil —From the kernel—itching, soreness, dryness, inflammation use 100% Glucosides, minerals, vitamins, protein.

Tagetes —Plant,Flowers—Fungal Infections, Skin Infections, Cuts, Sprains, Strains, Wounds, Circulation Antiseptic.

Tangerine —Uplifting.

Tea Tree—Tree, Leaves, Twigs—anti-viral, Anti-Fungal, antibacterial, Antiseptic, Colds, Influenza, Cold Sores, Warts, Verrucas, Inflammation, Acne, Burns, Candida, Shock, Hysteria.

Thyme Red (Vulgaris)—Herb, Leaves, Flowering Tops—Bacterial Infections,Urinary Infections, Rheumatism, Lethargy, Sores, Wounds, Stimulant Tonic, Raises Immunity.

Thyme Red (Vulgaris)—Thyme linalol anti-viral, eliminates toxic wastes, whooping cough, warts, neuralgia, fatigue, Acne, Hair & Skin Care, cooking, antiseptic powders, Fatigue, Skin Inflammation, Antiseptic, Only diluted, overuse causes Thyroid Problems.

Valerian Plant – Roots —Sedative, Calming, Nervous Conditions, Trembling, Neuralgia, Insomnia, Palpitations, Sedative, Tranquilizer .

Vetiver—Roots of Grass—Calming, Anxiety, Nervous Tension, Insomnia, Rheumatism, Muscle Relaxant, Antiseptic, Tonic.

Violet—Leaves, Plant – Inflammations, Kidney Problems, Obesity, SkinInfections, Fibrosis, Rheumatism, Analgesic and Liver Decongestant.

Wheat germ Oil—Eczema, Psoriasis, premature aging, 10% dilution protein, minerals, vitamins.

Wintergreen—Herb – Stimulating.

Yarrow —Herb,Leaves, Flowering Tops—Inflammations, Cramps, Constipation,Circulation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Menstrual Problems, Astringent.

Ylang-Ylang —Tree,Flowers—Sedative, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, High Blood Pressure, Intestinal Infections, Impotence, Uplifting, Moisturizing, Anxiety, Depression, Sedative, Tonic.

April 24, 2006

Making Flower Essences

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Time Required:4-6 hours

Here’s How:

1. On a sunny day, go to the flower site with water and bowl. 2. Fill bowl about half full. 3. float flowers on the water, covering the surface area. 4. Leave the bowl of flowers in the area amoung the flowers 3-4 hours or more if clouds move in. 5. Take the bowl to a safe and quiet area, or fill bottles in the same location. 6. Carefully remove flowers from the water. 7. Using the coffee filter, filter the water into a clean bottle. 8. Using your colored bottle/s, fill 1/2 with vodka or brandy. 9. Carefully fill the remaining half with the flower essence and cap. 10. Label, and keep in a cool place away from electrical sources.


1. It is important to ask permission from the flowers to use their essence. Use intuition or any other methods you may use to communicate with them. Thank them when you are done. Most of our traditional healers asked permission and thanked the earth when taking game or Herbs. 2. Leave more flowers than you take. If there are not enough flowers, move on or wait. Imagine the energies being produced from a field of wildflowers, verses only 5. 3. The mother essence can be recharged by gently shaking the bottle and tapping the bottom against your hand. 4. To dilute into a stock essence, add 5-7 drops of mother essence into a bottle of 50/50 water/alcohol. The vibration will be carried over. Some say it is even more potent (less is more).

What You Need:

  • Clear glass bowl
  • Unbleached coffee filter
  • Purified water
  • Sterilized colored bottle
  • Glass dropper or funnel

March 21, 2006

Natural Home Health Care Using Essential Oils

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Natural Home Health Care Using Essential Oils

Natural Home Health Care Using Essential Oils

March 20, 2006

Bach Flower Remedies

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For all of my readers that live in any of the four-season zones, I would like to ask how was your disposition and energy level to do things during this past October? And what about your health during the same season? Hope you didn’t forget to boost your happiness and attitude with the bliss of Walnut essence.

The Bach Flower Remedies are a system of 38 flower essences that corrects emotional imbalances as negative emotions are replaced with positive ones. Bach Flower Remedies are the original form of Flower Essence Therapy, which Dr. Edward Bach, a medical Harley Street genious, originated in the 1930’s.

The outstanding characteristic of the Bach Flower Remedies is that they have gained the recognition of doing for the emotional body what Homeopathics do forthe physical body. With their help, a forgotten part of our body/spirit temple can be rescued as most of the people still believe we are just made of flesh and blood, ignoring recent researches that link emotions to the Immune System.

The Bach Flower Remedies resonate with the emotional body to re-establish balance and harmony in the physical body. It is also my duty to say that the Bach Flower Remedies are safe for everyone, including children, Pregnant women, animals, elderly and plants. Each flower essence AIDS a specific emotion, so the best results to balance your emotions comes from the moment you honestly describe and specify to yourself what the feeling or mood is that you are going through at a determined time.

You can take the flower essences individually or mix them together to match the way you feel. And please be advised that the Bach Flower Remedies along with any medical attention give the perfect stability to our body, mind and soul.

Agrimony – mental torture behind a cheerful face.

Aspen – fear of unknown things.

Beech – intolerance.

Centaury – inability to say “no”.

Cerato – lack of trust in one’s own decisions.

Cherry Plum – fear of the mind giving way.

Chestnut Bud – failure to learn from mistakes.

Chicory – selfish, possessive love.

Clematis – dreaming of the future without working in the present.

Crab Apple – cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred.

Elm – overwhelmed by responsibility.

Gentian – discouragement after a setback.

Gorse – hopelessness and despair.

Heather – self-centeredness and self concern.

Holly – hatred, envy and jealousy.

Honeysuckle – living in the past.

Hornbeam – Procrastination, tiredness at the thought of doing something.

Impatiens – impatience.

Larch – lack of confidence and Self-Esteem.

Mimulus – fear of known things.

Mustard – deep gloom for no reason.

Oak – the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion.

Olive – exhaustion following mental or physical effort.

Pine – guilt.

Red Chestnut – over-concern for the welfare of loved ones.

Rock Rose – terror and fright.

Rock Water – self-denial, rigidity and self-repression.

Scleranthus – inability to choose between alternatives.

Star of Bethlehem – shock.

Sweet Chestnut – Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left.

Vervain – over-enthusiasm.

Vine – dominance and inflexibility.

Walnut – protection from change and unwanted influences.

Water Violet – pride and aloofness.

White Chestnut – unwanted thoughts and mental arguments.

Wild Oat – uncertainty over one’s direction in life.

Wild Rose – drifting, resigntation, apathy.

Willow – self-pity and resentment.

Rescue Remedy

Dr. Bach also created an emergency combination containing five flower remedies – Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose and Clematis which can be used to help you cope with immediate everyday situations such as going to the dentist, interviews, making a complaint or wedding day nerves.

It can also help in times of crisis or Trauma such as bereavement, a relationship breakdown or redundancy.

You can get all the Bach Flowers Essences through many online shops or in your nearest Botanical store.

About the Author

Alma De la Cruz is a staff mystic employed by Check out her bi weekly metaphysical column

March 8, 2006

Using Essential Oils

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Add 10-12 drops of a single oil or a blend to 1/2 Cup Epsom Salts or baking soda – or 5 drops to 1 TBSP of Epsom Salts or baking soda. Pour it into a hot bath while it is filling. Soak until water cools.

Apply 2-3 drops of Essential Oil or blend to palm of one hand, rub palms together, cup hands over nose and mouth and inhale vapors deeply 6-8 times inhaling through your nose.

A few drops in a Diffuser (for therapeutic use, cold air Diffusers do not harm the fragile properties of Essential Oils), you can buy electric devices, Candle warmed, ceramic rings to place on lightbulbs, or just use a bowl of warm water.

Using heat to diffuse Essential Oils will destroy Essential Oils, rendering them therapeutically ineffective. Cold air Diffusers gently break up Essential Oils into tiny molecules through micro diffusion thus retaining the integrity of the oils. This process creates a fine mist vapor that floats in the air and can be absorbed gently into the body through the respiratory system. If you’re diffusing an oil only for aroma, an Oil Burner works perfectly. But, if you’re using an Essential Oil or blend for therapeutic benefit, use a cold air Diffuser.

Dilute 1 part Essential Oil or blend with 4 parts vegetable oil (olive works great) and apply 8-10 drops on affected area. Cover with moist hand towel or wash cloth. Cover the moist towel with a dry towl and leave in place for 10-15 minutes. If there is inflammation – always use a cold compress. If there is no inflammation, use a warm compress.

Massage oil or blend with the side of your thumb or reflex tool on the corresponding reflex point on the feet. Use a press and circle motion for 10-20 seconds per point.

RECTAL RETENTION: (only if directed)
Dilute 15 drops recommended Essential Oil(s) or blend with 1 TBSP vegetable oil. Insert 1 TBSP into rectum with a bulb syringe and retain overnight.

VAGINAL RETENTION: (only if directed)
Apply 5-8 drops of oil or blend on a tampon and insert into vagina for internal infection; or apply to sanitary pad for external lesions. Retain overnight.

Run hot, steaming water into sink or large bowl. Drape towel over head, covering hot water also. Add 3-6 drops Essential Oil(s) or blend to the water. Inhale vapors as deeply as possible several times through the nose as they rise with the steam. Recharge vapors with additional hot water as needed.

Blend 15 drops of Essential Oil per ounce of Carrier Oil (Almond, Apricot, Jojoba) and indulge in the power of touch.

Facial steams, foot soaks, insect repellant, household cleaning…. and much more… use your imagination

March 7, 2006

Profiling Essential Oils

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Like most perfumes, Essential Oil aromas change over time. This easy system will help you profile your oils and keep the information for reference when formulating your own blends.

Here’s How:

1. Dip a scent strip in a selected Essential Oil.
2. Record time dip was taken as well as your description of the aroma.
3. After 15 min. smell the scent strip and record your impressions and any changes you notice.
4. After another 15 min. take a second scent strip and dip it in the same oil.
5. Compare and record your impressions of both dips.
6. Continue every 30 minutes until dry out of both dips.
7. Once dip strip has dried out, note the residual aromas if any.


1. Some oils such as Sandalwood and Patchouli may take days to dry out. Residual odors may last for weeks.
2. Record thoughts, emotions and feelings as well as odor descriptions and notes (see Related Resources for an explaination on notes) during each reading.
3. Have fresh coffee beans close at hand to smell inbetween and during sessions. This will help prevent “tolerance” to picking up scent.

What You Need:

February 28, 2006

Safety Precautions When Working With Oils

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Since essentail oils are 100 times more potent than their plant sources, care must be taken in how and when they are used.

Do not ingest oils by mouth
Keep out of eyes
Many Essential Oils cannot be applied directly to the skin
Research any Essential Oil in reference books, for specific precautions, warnings, etc.

As with any natural substance, the possibility exists for Allergy… start with very small amounts and watch for reactions, then increase dosage, within the given guidelines

The following oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Basil, Birch, Cedar, Clove bud, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fennel, Jasmine, Juniper Marjoram, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme

Skin Irritants
These oils may irritate the skin, and should be diluted in a Carrier Oil before applying to the skin or used in a bath : Basil, Cinnamon, Clove bud, Fennel, Siberian Fir, lemon, Lemongrass, Melissa, Peppermint, Thyme, Tea Tree, Verbena

These oils can cause skin sensitivity in the presence of ultraviolet light and should NOT be used beofre exposure to direct sunlight: Angelica, Bergamot, Mandarin, lemon, Lime, Petitgrain, St. John’s Wort, Verbena

High Blood Pressure
The following oils should not be used by anyone with high blood pressure:Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme Skin Allergies

Skin Conditions
If one is suffering from dermatitis or other Allergic Skin Conditions then these oils should be avoided: Benzoin, Rose Geranium, Jasmine, Pine, Ylang Ylang

Toxic oils
These oils should be avoided: Bitter Almond, Mugwort, Mustard, Pennyroyal, Rue, Sassafrass, Southernwood, Tansy, Wintergreen

An Introduction To Bach Flower Essences - The Twelve Healers

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What are Bach Flower Essences?

Pioneered by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930’s, a flower essence is a liquid preparation imprinted with the etheric pattern of a particular flower. Like a Homeopathic Remedy, the liquid – usually spring water with a little brandy added for preservation – contains little or no detectable chemical substance of the flower from which it was made. Instead, the liquid maintains the vibrational pattern of the flower. Well, what does this mean, exactly?

To understand flower essences (also called ‘flower remedies’), you can imagine that all things are made up of vibrating energies – modern physics and eastern mystics both confirm this – that there are no finite particles, but instead repeating, dynamic energy patterns. Material objects are made up of huge amounts of energy really, as Einstein had shown with E=mc2, where the amount of energy (E) is equal to the mass (m) of an object times the speed of light (c – a very big number) squared. Now picture a beautiful red Rose – bright, colorful, vibrant – the Rose has a particular energetic pattern, one that is repeated in every other red Rose (though not exactly, but very close). There are energy frequencies that are particular to the red Rose that are different from all other flowers. The vibrations that make up a Rose are faster than many other flowers (Rose is considered a very high-vibration flower), and these vibrations are woven together in a particular way. Now imagine any other flower – a Geranium for example – it’s vibrational patterns are different from the red Rose – slightly slower perhaps, and woven together in a different way. It is these vibrational patterns of each flower that give them their particular characteristics – color, shape, smell, texture, and the like.

Now, somewhat like a sound from one source can make a material across the room vibrate with sound energy (as your eardrum may vibrate from the plucking of a guitar), flowers can cause water to vibrate with a different sort of energy. It’s not so much a sound, or even light (though this is closer), but ‘etheric’ energy – the very essence of the flower has a vibration that is imprinted upon the water in which it is placed. The water, being made up of vibrational energy itself, retains some of the vibration of the flower that was soaked in it. This etheric imprint is stored in the water, and can actually be transferred from the water at a later time to other objects (or beings) also made of vibrational energy.

So, what does all this mean to us?! Well, Dr. Edward Bach held the notion that the source illness or disease was emotional in nature. And when one ponders what emotions really are, one can conclude that each emotion is a particular energetic state of being. All emotions seem to have a particular energy – love, despair, anger, fear, appreciation – one can consider each of these a different energetic pattern. Dr. Bach considered negative energetic states, negative emotions, to be the source of disease in the body, a theory supported by much of the world’s healers. Dr. Bach also thought that these energetic states can be transformed, and that one of the transformational methods he discovered was the use of the vibrational patters of flowers – it was then that Flower Essence Therapy was born.

Through years of research and study, Dr. Bach developed a system of therapy using the vibrational patterns of flowers, imprinted into spring water, to transform the emotional vibrational patters of human beings. He showed through numerous case studies that flower essences, properly selected and applied, can be effective in treating the negative energies which underlie most disease states. Further, one need not have an illness or disease to realize the benefits of flower essences – flowers can be used to assist in transformation of any negative emotional state, be it temporary and transitive, or a more ingrained long-term pattern. (Flower essences do not transform positive states into negative ones, as flowers are not thought to contain negative energies themselves).

Dr. Bach’s 12-7-19 Categorization Method

Dr. Bach categorized the original 38 flower essences he discovered into 3 categories to assist in their application. The categories are the ‘12 Healers’ which reflect and transform our essential nature, the ‘7 Helpers’ to assist with chronic conditions, and the ‘Second 19’ that relate to more immediate traumas or difficulties. Here we will consider the Twelve Healers and describe the properties of each essence. The Seven Helpers and the Second Nineteen will be considered in Parts II and III of this article.

The Twelve Healers were designated by Dr. Bach as the flower essences that help the individual transform the source of discord at the very core of their being. These twelve essences are meant to address the twelve archetypal groups of humanity; the twelve primary personalities as Dr. Bach saw them. Some have gone so far as to relate these to the twelve signs of the Zodiac (a reasonable relationship it seems), though it is unclear as to whether this relationship was drawn by Dr. Bach himself.

These twelve essences are an excellent starting point for any journey into flower essence healing, as it is often times our root ‘disharmony’ or karmic imbalance that is the source of much or perhaps all ‘dis-ease’ in our lives.

The Twelve Healers:

Impatiens – As the name of the flower implies, this essence addresses a tendency toward impatience; these individuals have difficulty with the flow of time. Their minds are often far ahead of the present moment, and with this they will deny themselves full immersion in the Beauty around them. The individual needing Impatiens may be truly lonely, always being ahead of those subtle human exchanges which bring the richness to our collective human experience. Many find Impatiens to be a relatively ‘fast acting’ flower essence, feeling more at ease within minutes of essence use.

Gentian – Those in need of Gentian flower essence are too easily discouraged when setbacks occur. They may live with an omnipresent feeling that things are not going well, and may doubt the possibility of their own healing. Gentian can bring about a more positive outlook – perhaps with the feeling that one is ‘good enough’. When things do not go exactly as planned, instead of being overwhelmed and disheartened, one can see the lessons in the circumstance, perhaps rebounding with more wisdom and strength than before.

Mimulus – This essence is the core remedy for known fears in everyday life. Those needing this essence can be hypersensitive to common events which will elicit an out-of-proportion fear response. The fear may be found in the physical body centered in the solar plexus, which may churn with Anxiety. Mimulus flower essence helps bring courage to these individuals, bringing the strength of the higher Self to the personality so that they may find joy and exuberance in their lives.

Clematis – The Clematis flower essence type is a dreamy one; there is insufficient interest in the immediate moment of daily life. The individual may have a strong inner life – the abilities to dream, visualize and imagine are well developed, but the manifestation into the physical world is not strong. Clematis can help bring a warmth to the bodily incarnation, such that the individual can channel their great gifts into the here and now.

Agrimony – The Agimony flower essence type tends to hide more deeply rooted pain or ailments behind a cheerful façade, both inwardly and outwardly. They may make light of their own suffering, or try to ignore it all together, when really there are patterns and feelings which need to be addressed for personal growth and healing. These individuals may have been raised in strict environments, which may not have allowed the expression of such troubles. Agrimony flower essence can help them find inner peace, by allowing the connection to true inner conditions, acceptance of these conditions, and subsequent transformation.

Chicory – Filled with self-pity, and the ‘nobody appreciates me’ attitude, the Chicory flower essence type squanders their light by demanding it from others. A guise of seemingly loving behavior can be used to manipulate others into feeding somewhat selfish needs. The Chicory essence is considered important for clearing loving energy pathways so they may be directed outward and given freely. May be particularly helpful with children who have a pattern of negative behavior for demanding attention.

Vervain – The lesson of Vervain flower essence is one of balance. The individual in need of Vervain may be extreme, over-bearing, and very strong – perhaps inflexible – in their ways. Though their energies are high, the single-minded efforts of the Vervain type can result in Stress, when given situations where flexibility is required. This is where the mind-body connection can be lost; the mind can be so strongly committed to a particular action, it may no longer consider the long-term effects to the physical being. Vervain flower essence brings grounding and earthly balance, allowing these strong-willed individuals the flexibility necessary to manifest their great intentions and efforts.

Centaury – The flower essence for those who cannot say no. The Chicory essence type finds their reason for being in the service and acceptance of others. The result is no true value of self, and the spreading thin of personal energies. There is the recurrent theme of personal boundaries being overstepped, because the will to create and enforce those boundaries is weak. Chicory flower essence strengthens the value of one’s self, supporting the notion that one’s life in and of itself is of importance. The idea that one must truly be honoring and respectful to one’s self first, before others can be served, is reinforced – It is then that personal healing can finally be initiated as a powerful force.

Scleranthus – The personality in need of Scleranthus flower essence is marked by indecision, confusion and hesitation, often wavering between two choices. This inability to decide the best course of actions for one’s self can be physically and emotionally draining – this mental energy is used repeatedly examining a situation rather than manifesting the best choice. The world can be a difficult place for such individuals, as there are limitless possibilities in which to get lost, never really making headway. Scleranthus will help these individuals define themselves and their world, summoning the strength to form an inner resolve. This allows a great release of energy to be happy and manifest one’s chosen work.

Water Violet – This important flower essence is about the opening of the heart. Those in need of this essence may be functioning quite effectively in society and within their familial relationships, however, the deepest parts of these bonds are avoided. Whether due to childhood experiences, karma brought to this life from the past, or other situations, the individual has constructed a barrier preventing full integration with the human family. The true warmth of love and companionship should be utilized to further one’s growth – Water Violet flower essence supports this transformation.

Rock Rose – This is the flower essence for great fear. Unlike Mimulus, which is indicated more for a fear which manifests as being ‘timid’, Rock Rose addresses terror. It is often indicated in traumatic events (as a component of Rescue Remedy) or for specific instances where a reaction of overwhelming fear is inhibiting further growth or healing. If one has been diagnosed with a life threatening illness, for example, and one is overcome with the fear of death, this fear will inhibit any Healing Process that may take place. Rock Rose brings courage to those most in need.

Cerato – Cerato flower essence types do not trust their own hearts, minds or instincts; instead they seek the advice of others, and rely on this advice to direct their lives. This almost certainly creates an imbalance, for it is only by honestly listening to our own inner voice that we may walk the path to true physical and emotional wellness. While seeking advice is certainly important in most of life’s circumstances, the Cerato type uses this advice as a crutch. Cerato flower essence will encourage one to listen to one’s own inner wisdom and facilitate spiritual growth in this respect.

This concludes the summary of the ‘Twelve Healers’ – the flower essences Dr. Edward Bach considered key to transforming root personality imbalances. As a physician, Dr. Bach believed that one or more of these imbalances was to be found associated with the illness of each patient, and that if these imbalances were addressed, the conditions necessary for healing may successfully arise. Of course one does not necessarily need to be outwardly manifesting a state of dis-ease to find benefit in these flower essences; through bringing balance to any person, they may further their personal development and heighten their life’s experience.

About the Author

Misty Rae Cech, ND, is a Naturopath and Yoga instructor practicing in Boulder, Colorado – she is the owner of

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