Essential Oils 101 – Quick Guide Chart

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  • Quick Guide Chart

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

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Essential Oils 101 – Toxic Essential Oils to be Avoided

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  • Toxic Essential Oils to be Avoided

Toxic Essential Oils to be Avoided

Certain constituents of essential oils are very toxic, particularly to vulnerable people like the old, babies, young children and pregnant women and should not be used on the body in massage therapy nor ingested due to their high oral and dermal (skin) toxicity.

Almond (Bitter)

Prussic acid – also known as cyanide, is the main constituent of bitter almond oil, and even small amounts can be lethal.

Boldo

The dried leaves are used in herbal medicine, but the oil is powerful and even in very small quantities produces convulsions.

Calamus

The root of this plant is used in herbal medicine to treat a variety of problems from headaches to vertigo, but the oil contains asorone which is carcinogenic (cancer causing), and oral ingestion can cause convulsions as well as kidney and liver damage.

Cassia

This herb is used for a series of digestive complaints, yet is a dermal sensitizer and also irritates the mucus membranes.

Horseradish

This oil contains allyl isothiocyanate and is an irritant to the skin, eyes, nose and mucus membranes.

Mugwort

Although this herb has been used for a variety of problems, the oil is toxic, an abortifacient (miscarriage causing) and a neurotoxin.

Mustard

This oil is not only toxic because of its high content (92% minimum) of allyl isothiocyanate, but is also a skin and mucus membrane irritant.

Pennyroyal

The pennyroyal herb is used for various ailments including menstrual problems and used as a stimulant, the oil is toxic and an abortifacient (miscarriage causing) and even in small quantities can cause acute liver and lung damage.

Rue

Although the herbal use of rue may be helpful, the oil irritates and burns the skin and is toxic, an abortifacient (miscarriage causing),an irritant to the mucus membranes, a neurotoxin and causes sun sensitivity due to phototoxicity.

Sassafras

This herb has been used for rheumatic pains and gout, but the oil is high in safrole (80 – 90%) which is carcinogenic (cancer causing) and it can be lethally toxic even in small amounts.

Savin

This oil is toxic as it contains sabinene, sabinol as well as sabinyl acetate, and is a skin irritant and an abortifacient (miscarriage causing).

Tansy

Tansy oil is high in thujone, which is poisonous and also causes convulsions, vomiting, uterine bleeding and can lead to respiratory arrest and organ failure.

Thuja

Thuja oil is a powerful abortifacient (miscarriage causing), poison as well as neurotoxin.

Wintergreen

The active ingredient in wintergreen oil is methyl salicylate (98%) and although it has been used in ointments for rheumatism and other such complaints, the topical application of this oil, even in diluted blends can be a skin irritant, especially to those sensitive to aspirin.

Wormseed

Wormseed was used to expel round and hookworms, but due to it toxicity to the liver and kidneys, and suppression of heart function, and general toxicity and neurotoxicity it is no longer used.

Wormwood

The active ingredient in wormwood is thujone, which is a convulsant and neurotoxin and the oil also has abortifacient (miscarriage causing) properties.

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Other Products – Shea Butter – Xylitol

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  • Other Products
    • Shea Butter
    • Rubbing Alchohol (91%)
    • Vitamin E Oil
    • Witch Hazel
    • Xylitol

shea butter

  • Super food for the skin
  • Contains Antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Acts as a natural sunscreen
  • Heals acne and other scars
  • Anti-aging moisturiser
  • Restores skins elasticity
  • Safe to use on babies
  • Hair moisturiser, protector and softener
  • Heals cracked heals
  • Relieves skin irritations and allergies

rubbing alcohol (91%)

  • All-purpose degreaser
  • Use in glass and mirror cleaning products
  • Use in hand sanitizer
  • Removes odours from hands
  • Heals cold sores
  • Dislodges ticks
  • Astringent
  • Use in air freshener
  • Reduces swelling
  • Relieves itching from insect bites
  • Removes stains from clothes and carpets
  • Use as a deodorant
  • Relieves swimmers ear

vitamin e oil

  • Preserves all homemade formulas for longer shelf life
  • Immune boosting antioxidant
  • Natural anti-aging product
  • Heals and lightens scars, acne, keloid, surgical cuts and stretch marks
  • Nourishes dry chapped skin
  • Add to shampoo for shiny, silky tangle free hair
  • Promote hair growth
  • Prevents greying
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Decreases symptoms of PMS
  • Prevents cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s
  • Soothes sunburn
  • Soothes cold sores

Witch Hazel

  • Fades bruises and blemishes
  • Astringent
  • Stops bleeding and cleanses wounds
  • Clears swimmers ear
  • Eases sunburn
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Clears acne
  • Shrinks pores
  • Clears dandruff
  • Use in deodorant
  • Prevents and reduces appearance of stretch marks
  • Shrinks varicose veins
  • Soothes puffy eyes
  • Tames frizzy hair
  • Heals cold sores
  • Soothes nappy rash
  • Safe to clean pets ears and dislodges ticks
  • Clean spectacles, jewellery, glass and floors
  • Soothes sore throat and eases laryngitis
  • Soothes insect bites and chicken pox
  • Heals sore and inflamed gums

xylitol 

  • Reduces tooth decay and oral bacteria
  • Helps repair damage to tooth enamel
  • Decreases acidity in the body and mouth
  • Antiviral and antibacterial qualities
  • Boosts immune system
  • Aids in increasing bone mineral density
  • Provides relief from ear and sinus infections
  • Prevents gastrointestinal disorder and cancer
  • Safe for use by diabetics
  • Aids with weight loss

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Other Products – Aloe Vera Gel – Glycerine (Vegetable)

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  • Other Products
    • Aloe Vera Gel
    • Bees Wax
    • Castile Soap
    • Glycerine (Vegetable)

Other Products

ALOE VERA GEL (100%)

  • Improves digestion
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Delays the aging process
  • Cures dermatitis
  • Alleviates menstrual problems
  • Reduces arthritis pain
  • Heals wounds
  • Cures nausea
  • Eliminates ulcers
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Prevents diabetes
  • Inhibits cancerous growth
  • Heals the side effects of radiotherapy treatments
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Soothes acid reflux symptoms

BEES WAX

  • Thickens products – deodorant and lip balms
  • Creates natural barrier protecting skin and locks in moisture
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Soothes skin
  • Heals cuts, scrapes and wounds
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Clears acne
  • Heals cracked lips and heals
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Use in furniture polish

castile soap

  • Antibacterial
  • Aids skin healing
  • Is gentle on the skin and doesn’t clog pores
  • Use in face, hand, body, shampoo, conditioner and shaving cream
  • Use in general purpose household cleaning products
  • 100% biodegradable – environmentally friendly and non-toxic
  • Safe to use on babies and pets
  • Use as fruit and vegetable rinse
  • Safe to use as car shampoo

glycerine (vegetable)

  • Use in anti-ageing treatments – cleansers, toners and moisturisers
  • Use as a replacement of alcohol in herbal tinctures and homemade face and body products
  • Clears acne and blackheads
  • Use in washing soaps and gels
  • Retains moisture of the skin
  • Show positive effects on skin cancer
  • Heals scars and cracked heals
  • Non toxic
  • Use in toothpaste for teeth whitening
  • Conditions hair
  • Safe for use on babies

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Quick Guide to Carrier Oils

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  • Quick Guide to Carrier Oils
Carrier Oil Viscosity Information
Apricot Kernel
SPF 2-6
Medium Good for all skin types, including mature skin, to moisturise oily skin, balance hormone reactive skin and sensitive skin of babies and children
Recommended for oily skin
Rich, nourishing and soothing
Absorbs easily into the skin
Does not leave an oily residue on the skin
Light nutty scent
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening
Avocado
SPF 4-15
Heavy Good for many skin types including skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, sensitive, irritated, severely dry, mature or aged skin
Deeply nourishing and soothing
Slightly thick consistency
Leaves a sticky, waxy feel on the skin especially when used in large areas
Typically mixed with other carrier oils
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening
Coconut
Fractionated
SPF 4-8
Light Good for all skin types including mature skin
Good for applications for the hair and head
Absorbs easily into skin
Odourless
Does not leave oils residue on skin
Does not clog pores
Restores skin’s pH balance
Very good shelf life (18 – 24 months)
Evening Primrose Light Good for all skin types including psoriasis, eczema, damaged, and wrinkled aged skin.
Soothes inflammation
Used for PMS Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and Menopause
Strong odour compared to other carrier oils
Dilute to a maximum of 10% of the blend due to its oily residue
Leaves an oily residue on the skin
Shelf life (6 months) if refrigerated after opening
Grape Seed
SPF 4
Light Great oil for acne prone and oily skin
Non-allergenic: It is great for sensitive skin types
Astringent
Heals wounds quickly with fewer scars
Absorbs easily into the skin
Odourless
One of the lightest carrier oils
Does not stain sheets
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening
Hemp Seed
SPF 6
Medium Good for acne, minor abrasions, psoriasis and eczema
Great for dry skin and hair
Helps prevent premature aging
Effective in maintaining moisture balance
Earthy, Nutty scent
Absorbs quickly into the skin
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening
Jojoba
SPF 4
Heavy Good for all skin types, from dry or mature to oily, acne-prone skin
Heals acne, warts and mouth sores
Deeply moisturising to help with dry, chapped, and cracked skin
Reduces the appearance of pores over time
Reduces superficial wrinkles and stretch marks
Carrier oil with the closest properties to the skin’s natural oils; helps to balance skin’s oil production
Anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant
Does not clog pores
Does not leave a greasy feeling on the skin
Absorbed easily into the skin
Pleasant, soft odour
Excellent shelf life. It is high stable and is often used to prolong the shelf life of other carrier oils
Rosehip Light Good for dry, weathered, dehydrated skin, aged, damaged skin
Ability to regenerate skin cells
Reduces scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, UV damage, sun spots, premature aging
Considered a “dry oil”, low viscosity, light texture, easily absorbed, non-greasy
Penetrates skin layers to hydrate and lock in moisture
Can be used straight from the bottle as a moisturiser
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening
Sweet Almond
SPF 5
Heavy Great for all skin types including dry, irritated, wrinkled and aging skin
Popular all-purpose oil
Soothing and reconditioning for skin
Normal absorption into the skin
Leaves a slight oily residue on the skin
Very little scent
May stain sheets if used for massage
Good shelf life (1year) if refrigerated after opening

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Quick Guide to EO’s

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  • Quick Guide to Essential Oils

The oils shown in bold are the ones I currently have in stock. ♥

Essential Oil Perfumery
Note
Information
Anise Top Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Decongestant, Depression, Epilepsy, Flatulence, Indigestion, Insecticide, Lice, Hormone Balancing, Pain
Basil Top Allergies, Anxiety, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Bee Sting, Cancer Prevention, Chicken Pox, Circulation, Colds, Decongestant, Depression, Fever, Flatulence,  Gout, Memory, Menopause, Nausea, Sinusitis, Pain
Bay Middle Antibiotic, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Depression, Fever, Insecticide, Insomnia, Pain, Skin Toner, Spasms, Stress
Benzoin Base Acne, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Infection, Inflammation, Deodorant, Depression, Skin Toner, Stress, Wounds
Bergamot Top Allergies, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Boils, Cold Sores, Deodorant, Depression, Hair Growth & Thickener, Eczema, Fever, Hormone Balancing, Insomnia, Pain, Parasitic, Psoriasis, Sepsis, Shingles, Sun Sensitive, Well Being
Black Pepper Middle Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Aphrodisiac, Cat Repellent, Constipation, Digestion, Inflammation, Laxative, Low Blood Pressure, Stiff Muscles, Spasms, Pain, Weight loss
Cajuput Middle Acne, Antiseptic, Circulation, Cramps, Colds, Cough, Decongestant, Flatulence, Fever, Flu, Insect Repellent, Pain, Parasitic, Skin Toner, Sore Throat, Warts,
Camphor Middle Antiseptic, Anxiety, Bruises, Burns, Colds, Decongestant, Digestion, Flu, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Pain, Parasitic, Tachycardia, Spasms, Stiff Muscles, Wounds
Caraway Middle Antihistamine, Antiseptic, Cardiac Health, Depression, Disinfectant, Diuretic, Expectorant, Indigestion, Insecticide, Parasitic, Skin Toner, Spasms
Carrot Seed Middle Anti-Aging, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Chicken Pox, Disinfectant, Eczema, Fever, Flatulence, Hair Growth & Thickener, Relaxant, SPF 35-40
Cedarwood Base Acne, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Cancer prevention, Calms Breathing, Cellulite, Cellulitis, Congestion, Cough, Diuretic, Eczema, Expectorant, Hair Growth & Thickener, Headache, Gout, Infection, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Insomnia, Parasitic, Skin Toner, Spasms, Stress, Toothache, Varicose Veins, Warts, Wounds
Chamomile

(German/Roman)

Middle Allergies, Antiseptic, Bee Sting, Bruises, Cancer Prevention, Cellulitis, Depression, Eczema, Flatulence, Hair Growth & Thickener, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Earache, Gout, Immune Booster,  Indigestion, Inflammation, Insomnia, Lower Blood Pressure,  Menopause, Nausea, Psoriasis, Scars, Sepsis, Shingles, Spasms, Sun Burn, Varicose Veins, Wounds
Cinnamon Middle Acne, Animal Anti-Parasitic, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Brain Function, Cancer Prevention, Chicken Pox, Colds, Congestion, Depression, Diabetes, Flu, Fungus, Halitosis, Indigestion, Inflammation, Low Blood Pressure, Pain, Parkinson’s, Poison Antidote, Sepsis, Skin Toner, Warts, Weight loss
Citronella Top Acne, Antiseptic, Deodorant, Depression, Flatulence, Headache, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Migraine, Parasitic, Spasms, Stress
Clary Sage Middle Acne, Anti-aging, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Cancer Prevention, Deodorant, Depression, Hair Growth & Thickener, Headache, Hormone Balancing, Inflammation, Insomnia, Lowers Blood Pressure, Memory, Menopause, PMS, Skin Toner, Varicose Veins
Clove Middle Acne, Allergies, Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Athlete’s Foot, Cancer Prevention, Chicken Pox, Cold Sores, Flatulence, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Inflammation, Insect Bite, Insect Repellent, Parasitic, Sepsis, Shin Splints, Varicose Veins, Toothache, Warts,
Coriander Middle Aphrodisiac, Chicken Pox, Deodorant, Depression, Detoxify, Diabetes, Flatulence, Headache, Indigestion, Insomnia, Nausea, Pain, Spasms, Weight Loss
Cypress Middle Antiseptic, Anxiety, Blood Clotter, Cellulite, Cellulitis, Circulation, Congestion, Cough, Deodorant, Diuretic, Exercise, Infection,  Inflammation, Insomnia, Memory, Menopause, Pain, Skin Toner, Spasms, Swelling, Varicose Veins,  Warts,  Wounds
Eucalyptus Top Acne, Allergies, Athlete’s Foot, Bee Sting,  Brain Function, Boils, Bronchitis, Cancer Prevention, Cellulitis, Chicken Pox, Colds, Cold Sores, Coughs, Eczema, Exercise, Fever, Flu, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Headache, Immune Booster, Infection, Inflammation, Insect Bite, Insect Repellent, Low Blood Pressure, Memory, Neuropathy, Pain, Tuberculosis, Sepsis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Stress,  Wounds
Fennel Middle/Top Anaemia, Brain Function, Bronchitis, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Constipation, Coughs, Diarrhea, Digestion, Flatulence, Gout, Halitosis, Hangover, Immune Booster, Indigestion, Lower Blood Pressure, Nausea, Sinusitis, Weight Loss
Frankincense Base Acne, Allergies, Anti-Aging, Antiseptic,  Anxiety, Blood Clotter, Immune Booster, Bruising, Cancer Prevention, Cellulitis, Circulation, Colds, Cold Sores, Congestion, Eczema, Flatulence, Flu, Cough, Diuretic, Gout, Halitosis, Headache, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Indigestion, Inflammation, Memory, Meditation, Pain, Parkinson’s, PMS, Quiets The Mind, Shin Splints, Skin Toner, Scars, Stress, Shin Splints, Tachycardia, Tuberculosis, Varicose Veins,  Well Being, Wounds
Geranium

(Rose)

Middle Acne, Anti-Aging, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Athlete’s Foot, Blood Clotter, Cold Sores, Depression, Dementia, Diuretic, Eczema, Hormone Balancing, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Menopause, Neuropathy, Parasitic, Psoriasis, Scars, Shingles, Sinusitis, Stress, Varicose Veins, Wounds
Ginger Base/Middle Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Cancer Prevention, Cardiac Circulation, Health,  Depression, Impotence, Inflammation, Insect Repellent,  Fever, Flatulence, Indigestion, Memory, Motion Sickness, Nausea, Pain, Sepsis, Shin Splints, Spasms, Sun Sensitive, Tachycardia, Vertigo, Weight Loss
Grapefruit Top Acne, Antioxidant, Appetite Suppressant, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Cramps, Depression, Diuretic, Disinfectant, Gout, Headache, Memory, Migraine, Stress, Sepsis, Sun Sensitive, Well Being, Weight Loss
Helichrysum

(Immortelle)

Base Acne, Allergies, Anaemia, Anti-Allergenic, Antiviral, Anxiety, Blood Thinner, Cellulitis,  Constipation, Diuretic, Eczema, Expectorant, Fever, Inflammation, Insomnia, Parkinson’s, Psoriasis, Scars, Shin Splints, Spasms, SPF Factor, Stress, Tachycardia, Varicose Veins, Wounds
Jasmine (blend) Middle Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Chicken Pox, Cough, Cramps, Depression, Expectorant, Fever, Hormone Balancing, High Blood Pressure, Insect Repellent, Insomnia, Memory, Menopause, PMS, Scars, Skin Healer, Spasms
Juniper Berry Middle Acne, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Cardiac Health, Cellulite, Circulation, Deodorant, Depression, Detoxifier, Diuretic, Flatulence, Gout, Hair growth & Thickening, Headache, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Insomnia, Low Blood Pressure, Memory, Migraine,  Psoriasis, Skin Toner, Spasms, Stiff Muscles, Stress, Toothache, Vertigo, Wounds
Lavender Middle/Top Acne, Allergies, Anti-Aging, Antibacterial, Antiviral, Antioxidant,  Aphrodisiac, Athlete’s Foot, Bee Sting, Blisters, Boils, Brain Function, Bruises, Burns, Cancer Prevention, Cellulitis, Cold Sores, Deodorant, Depression, Diuretic, Earache, Eczema, Feet, Fever, Flatulence, Hair Thickener, Hay Fever, Headache, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Indigestion, Inflammation, Lice, Insect Bite, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Insomnia, Motion Sickness, Memory, Migraine, Menopause, Neuropathy, Pain, Parasitic, Psoriasis, Rashes, Scars, Sepsis, Shingles, Sinusitis, Stress, Sun Burn, Tachycardia, Tuberculosis, Warts, Weight loss, Well Being
Lemon Top Acne, Allergies, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Athlete’s Foot, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Cellulitis, Circulation, Colds, Cold Sores, Chicken Pox, Concentration, Cough, Earache, Exercise,  Fever, Flu, Hair Growth & Thickener, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Gout, Immune Booster, Infection, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Memory, Menopause, Nausea, Skin Toner, Sore Throat, Sun Sensitive, Swelling, Tachycardia, Varicose Veins, Vertigo, Warts, Weight Loss
Lemon Balm

(Melissa)

Middle Acne, Antibacterial, Anxiety, Bee Sting, Cold Sores, Deodorant, Depression,  Fever, Flatulence, Headache, Inflammation, Indigestion, Insomnia, Lower  Blood Pressure, Menopause, Pain, PMS, Spasms, Stress, Vertigo, Wounds
Lemongrass Middle/Top Acne, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Athlete’s Foot, Cancer, Cellulite, Deodorant, Depression, Exercise, Gout, Hair Growth & Thickening, Headache,  Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Immune Booster, Inflammation, Fever, Flatulence, Insect Repellent, Skin Toner, Spasms, Tachycardia, Varicose Veins, Warts
Lime Top Anti-Aging, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Blood Clotter, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Diarrhea, Colds, Cough, Depression, Fever, Flu, Hair Growth & Thickening, Menopause, Skin Toner, Sun Sensitive, Toothache, Weight loss, Wounds
Mandarin

(Tangerine)

Top Acne, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Circulation, Constipation, Digestion, Eczema, Flatulence, Gout, Insomnia, Nausea, Pain, Spasms, Stress, Sun Sensitive, Weight Loss, Wounds
Marjoram Middle Antiseptic, Antiviral, Anxiety, Brain Function, Circulation, Colds, Cough, Cramps, Digestion, Diuretic, Exercise, Expectorant, Feet, Fever, Flatulence, Flu, Hormone Balancing, Inflammation, Insomnia, Lower Blood Pressure, Migraine, Pain, Promotes Perspiration, Sinusitis, Stiff Muscles, Stress, Vertigo,  Wounds
Myrrh Base Anti-Aging, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Athlete’s Foot, Blood Clotter, Brain Function, Bronchitis, Cancer Prevention, Cholesterol, Circulation, Cold Sores, Coughs, Diarrhea, Eczema, Expectorant, Flatulence, Fever, Hair Growth & Thickening, Hay Fever, Halitosis, Hormone Balancing, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Immune Booster, Infection, Inflammation, Parasitic, PMS, Promotes Perspiration, Scars, Sinusitis, Skin Toner, SPF Factor, Stop Bleeding, Varicose Veins, Wounds
Neroli Middle Acne, Anti-Aging, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Cough, Deodorant, Depression, Diarrhea, Digestion, Disinfectant,  Eczema, Inflammation, Pain, Scars, Spasms, Stress, Tachycardia, Well Being, Wounds
Niaouli Middle Acne, Antiseptic, Cellulitis, Circulation, Congestion, Headache, Expectorant, Fever, Flatulence, Immune Booster, Insecticide, Migraine, Pain, Parasitic, Scars, Toothache, Wounds
Nutmeg Middle Acne, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Brain Function, Circulation, Constipation, Depression, Diarrhea, Flatulence, Halitosis, Indigestion, Inflammation, Insomnia, Nausea, Pain, Parasitic, PMS, Prostate, Stress, Wounds
Orange

(Bitter/Sweet)

Top Acne, Anti-Aging, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Cat Repellent, Circulation, Cold, Constipation, Depression, Dementia, Diuretic, Eczema, Flatulence, Flu, Immune Booster, Inflammation, Spasms, Sun Sensitive, Wounds
Oregano Middle Allergies, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral,  Antioxidant, Cancer Prevention, Circulation, Colds, Congestion, Digestion, Earache, Expectorant, Flu,  Inflammation, Pain, Parasitic, Sepsis, Warts
Palmarosa Middle Anti-Aging, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Anxiety, Athlete’s Foot, Circulation, Depression, Digestion, Fever, Inflammation, Wounds
Parsley Middle Acne, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Arthritis, Blood Clotter, Cellulite, Circulation, Constipation, Diuretic, Gout,  Headache, Flatulence, Fever, Gout, Hair Growth & Thickening, Halitosis, IBS, Inflammation, Indigestion, Nausea, Skin Toner
Patchouli Base Acne, Anti-Aging, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Blood Clotter, Depression, Deodorant, Diuretic, Eczema, Fever, Gout, Hair Growth & Thickening, Immune Booster, Infection, Inflammation, Insecticide, Insect Repellent, Insomnia,  Nausea, Psoriasis, Scars, Sepsis, Well Being, Wounds
Peppermint Top Allergies, Antibacterial, Anxiety, Appetite Suppressant, Bee Sting, Cancer Prevention, Circulation, Cold Sores, Cough, Dementia, Depression, Diarrhea, Digestion, Exercise, Feet, Fever, Flatulence, Gout, Hair Growth & Thickener, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Headache, Halitosis, Immune Booster, Indigestion, Inflammation, Insect Repellent, Low Blood Pressure, Jetlag, Memory, Migraine, Menopause, Nausea, Neuropathy, Pain, Sinusitis,  Spasms, Stomach, Tachycardia, Tuberculosis, Weight loss
Petitgrain Top Acne, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Calming, Deodorant, Depression, Insomnia, Nausea, Spasms
Pine Middle Acne, Anti-Aging, Antifungal, Antioxidant, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Brain Function, Bronchitis, Colds, Coughs, Depression, Diuretic, Erectile Dysfunction, Expectorant, Flu, Gout, Halitosis, Infection, Inflammation, Insecticide, Lice, Pain, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Stress, Wounds
Rose (blend) Middle Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Blood Clotter, Cancer Prevention, Cold Sores, Constipation, Depression, Headache, Fever, Flatulence, High Blood Pressure, Indigestion, Inflammation, Insomnia, Psoriasis, PMS, Scars, Spasms, Stress, Skin Toner, Varicose Veins, Well Being, Wounds
Rosemary Middle Acne, Anti-Aging, Anxiety, Bee Sting, Cancer Prevention, Cellulite, Circulation, Chicken Pox, Concentration, Congestion, Depression, Eczema, Hair Growth & Thickener, Halitosis, Hay Fever, Headache, Earache, Flatulence, Gout, Immune Booster, Inflammation, Indigestion, Insect Repellent, Low Blood Pressure, Memory, Pain, Sinusitis, Stiff Muscles, Stress,
Rosewood Middle Anti-Aging, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Circulation, Colds, Deodorant, Depression, Digestion, Headache, Immune Booster, Insecticide, Memory, Nausea, Toothache, Wounds
Sage Top Anti-Aging, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Antioxidant, Cellulitis, Colds, Concentration, Cough,  Deodorant, Depression,  Digestion, Expectorant, Hair Growth & Thickener, Halitosis, Inflammation, Fever, Flu, Infection, Insect Bite, Low Blood Pressure, Memory, Menopause, Scars, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Spasms, Wounds
Sandalwood Base Anti-aging, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Brain Function, Bronchitis, Calming, Cellulitis, Cold Sores, Concentration, Coughs, Deodorant, Disinfectant, Flatulence, Fever, Immune Booster, Inflammation, Infection, Insomnia, Memory, Psoriasis, Scars, Sinusitis, Skin Toner, Spasms, Stress, Weight Loss
Spearmint Top Acne, Antiseptic, Cancer, Concentration, Circulation, Constipation, Depression, Headaches, Fever, Indigestion, Insecticide, Insomnia, Migraine, Nausea, PMS, Sinusitis, Spasms, Stress, Well Being, Wounds
Tagetes

(Marigold)

Top Antibiotic, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Burns, Athlete’s Foot, Congestion, Cough, Depression, Diarrhea, Eczema, Inflammation, Insecticide, Parasitic, Spasms, Stress, Sun Sensitive
Tea Tree

(Melaleuca)

Middle Acne, Allergies, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiviral, Athlete’s Foot, Bee Sting, Blisters, Boils, Cancer Prevention, Cellulitis, Circulation, Chicken Pox, Colds, Cold Sores, Cough, Earache, Eczema,  Expectorant, Halitosis, Fever, Flu, Gout, Hair Growth & Thickener, Hand Sanitiser, Immune Booster, Infection, Inflammation, Insect Bite, Insect Repellent,  Promotes Perspiration, Psoriasis, Scars, Sepsis, Shingles, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Warts, Wounds
Thyme

(Red/White)

Middle Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Bee Sting, Bronchitis, Cancer Prevention, Circulation, Colds, Cold Sores, Concentration, Coughs, Depression, Deodorant, Diuretic, Earache, Fever, Flatulence, Flu, Gout, Halitosis, Headache, Immune Booster, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Low Blood Pressure, Nausea, Parasitic, Psoriasis, Sinusitis, Scars, Sepsis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Spasms, Stress, Well Being, Weight Loss, Warts, Wounds
Vanilla Base Anti-carcinogenic, Antioxidant, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Cancer Prevention, Depression, Fever, Infection, Inflammation, Insomnia, Lower Blood Pressure, PMS, Stress, Well Being
Vetiver(t) Base Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Bee Sting, Gout,  Inflammation, Insomnia, Parkinson’s, Scars, Skin Toner, Wounds
Ylang Ylang Base/Middle Antiseptic, Anxiety, Aphrodisiac, Burns, Depression, Hair Growth & Thickener, Lower Blood Pressure, Inflammation, Insomnia, Neuropathy, Parasitic, PMS, Stress, Tachycardia, Well Being

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Safety Guidelines & How to Store Essential Oils

Today:

  • Safety Guidelines
  • How to Store Essential Oils

Safety Guidelines

Though essential oils are a natural remedy, they are very potent.  Use precaution and common sense when using essential oils.

  • Read and follow label cautions and warnings
  • Do a skin patch test on your inner arm before using essential oils topically. In case of skin irritation, stop using the oil.  If using the oil neat, try diluting it before using it again.
  • Do not ingest essential oils unless you are sure of their integrity and know their properties
  • Citrus oils are phototoxic and sun exposure should be avoided for 12 hours after use
  • Essential oils are flammable so keep away from heat and flame sources
  • If you are pregnant or nursing, have sensitive skin, epilepsy, heart or kidney problems, or any serious medical condition, do not use essential oils unless advised by a physician or medical professional or aromatherapist
  • If a given essential oil is used daily over two weeks, allow one week of rest before continuing use
  • Vary oils to reduce the chance of acquiring a sensitivity reaction
  • Keep essential oils away from your eyes. If oil get into eyes, flush out with a carrier oil or milk, never use water
  • If you don’t feel right after using an essential oil, stop using it, or if you feel like you need to use a certain one, try it – use your intuition
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets

How to Store Essential Oils

Essential oils are volatile and can be damaged by exposure to heat, oxygen and sunlight. Always store oils in amber or cobalt blue bottles.  After use, the cap must be securely fastened and the bottle stored in a cool, dry place.  When properly cared for, most essential oils have a shelf life of two to five years. Citrus oils oxidize easily so they have a shorter shelf life of between six months and one year.  To extend the life of oils, store them in a fridge. The test of freshness in an essential oil is its fragrance.

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Methods of Application

Today:

  • Methods of Application
    • Aromatically
    • Topically
    • Internally
    • Externally

Methods of Application

The four main ways you use essential oils are:

  • Aromatically – inhaling, vaporising
  • Topically – massaging into the skin
  • Internally – ingesting
  • Externally – use around the home

Aromatically

Through aromatherapy, the essential oil particles are dispersed into the air, releasing a fragrant aroma known to improve your emotional and physical well-being. When diffused into the air, essential oils trigger your sense of smell which then sends messages to your brain and stimulates emotions. Depending on the oils used, you might feel invigorated and energised or calm and relaxed and relieve respiratory conditions such as clearing the sinuses.  The oils also clear the air of airborne pathogens and odours as well as purify and improve air quality.

Diffusers

This is the process of dispersing ultra-fine cool or warm essential oil mist particles using a diffuser throughout a room. The best diffusers and most recommended are ultrasonic diffusers as they use ultrasonic technology to disperse molecules and don’t interfere with the molecular structure of the essential oils.

Humidifiers

A humidifier ensures that the air in your room is moist by diffusing a fine cool mist or releasing clouds of steam. The humidity delivered by a humidifier helps you alleviate dry skin and dryness of the mouth, particularly in dry regions or during winter. Humidification using essential oils can also alleviate symptoms of cold and flu and improve moods and sharpen the mind.

Direct and Indirect Inhalation

Direct inhalation ensures that you reap the benefits immediately; whether you are in need of sharpening your concentration or boosting your immune system. To use essential oils directly, open the bottle and inhale directly from the bottle. When you use indirect inhalation, apply undiluted essential oil to a piece of cloth (handkerchief) or cotton ball and breathe from the soaked cloth or cotton ball.

Topically

Due to their natural molecular composition, essential oils can be easily absorbed into the skin and the bloodstream, creating immediate benefits to a particular area and are used for:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic or acute pain relief
  • Arthritis and rheumatism
  • Chronic muscular and joint aches and pain
  • Pregnancy and childbirth massage
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Enhancing immunity
  • Relieving muscle spasms
  • Relax and soothe the nervous system
  • Aid in the treatment of sprains, strains and repetitive movement injuries
Massage

Massage is one of the best and most effective ways of applying essential oils topically. Including essential oils into massage is a good way to ease muscular aches and pains, treat a variety of conditions and lower stress and tension. Apart from feeling relaxed, massage can stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, reduce swelling, relax muscles, reduce blood pressure and sooth the nervous system.

 Compresses (Hot and Cold)

Compresses are for relieving pain, swelling and inflammation and can significantly help get rid of chills or fevers.

Hot Compress application dilates blood vessels for better circulation, eases pains and aches, reduces stiffness and relaxes muscles. Use hot compress for backaches, abscesses, toothaches and chronic conditions.

Cold Compress application reduces swelling and inflammation and eases headaches and fevers.

To make a compress, add four to five drops of essential oil to either cold/ hot water. Then soak a cloth, cotton wool or towel. Remove the excess water and apply to the affected area.

Baths

Essential oil baths are good for treating different conditions, such as hyperactivity, arthritis, sore muscles, insomnia, allergies a0nd asthma and reducing stress and tension.  Essential oil baths can remove toxins and help treat emotional and mental problems instead of a full soaking bath, a simple hand or foot bath can address some conditions.

Internally                                             

It is important to use only essential oils which are safe for ingestion and are of a food grade.  These oils still have precautions and must only be ingested in very small doses.  It is recommended that essential oils taken orally for medicinal purposes are only prescribed by primary care practitioners, such as aromatherapy specialists who have intimate knowledge of essential oil toxicology.

Externally

Essential oils work well as cleaning, deodorising and disinfectant agents and can be used to replace toxic chemicals and solutions in the home.

  • Boost cleaning powerof natural household cleansers with orange, lemon, or grapefruit oil
  • Deodorise your fridgewith lime, grapefruit, bergamot, or lemongrass after cleaning or added to baking soda box
  • Freshen trash binswith geranium, grapefruit, or lemon oil sprinkled into baking soda.  Sprinkle the mixture into the bottom of bins.
  • Deter flying insectswith peppermint, lavender, citronella, lemongrass, or rosemary oil around windows and doors
  • Disinfect your dish spongewith lemon oil between uses
  • Freshen bathroomswith lemon, grapefruit, lavender, rosemary, or geranium oil in a diffuser
  • Eliminate lingering food odourwith clove, cinnamon, or any citrus oil added to pots of simmering water
  • Infuse your shoeswith geranium, basil, or lavender oil to keep foot odour at bay
  • Neutralise pet odourwith geranium, lavender, or lemon oil.
  • Refresh carpetswith geranium, lavender, lemon, or peppermint oil added to baking soda and sprinkle mixture onto carpet, let sit for at least 15 minutes, then vacuum up
  • Dissolve stubbornsubstances like wax, oil, chewing gum, or glue with lemon oil
  • Scrubsinks with a mixture of bergamot and lime oils diluted in water
  • Scent your vacuum bagby dousing a cotton ball with your favourite essential oil and dropping it into the vacuum bag or filter
  • Wash fruitand preserve its freshness with grapefruit oil
  • Repel spiders and rodentsby spraying peppermint oil mixed in water around windows and doors or douse a cotton ball with peppermint oil and place where spiders are like to be where you think rodents might be able to access your home
  • Neutralise paint odourwith 10 ml of peppermint oil added to a can of fresh paint.
  • Scent your bath towels with a few drops of your favourite oil on a small piece of terry cloth and toss it in the dryer with the towels
  • Remove mites from bedding with a few drops of eucalyptus oil mixed with water and added to the washing machine
  • Keep toilet areas smelling fresh by placing a couple of drops of your favourite oil to the inside of the toilet roll

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Mixing Ratios

Today:

  • Mixing Ratios
    • Undiluted Application

Mixing Ratios

When blending essential oils, it often works best to use an essential oil from each perfumery note.  A 3:2:1 ratio is a good place to begin – three parts top note to two parts middle note to one part base note and is best to use up to between three and a maximum of five different essential oils.  If you use too many then the oils may have an antagonistic effect on each other and the benefits of the therapeutic actions will be reduced.

Another good rule of thumb is the 30-50-20 rule, which is to prepare your oils by using 30% top notes, 50% middle notes, and 20% base notes.

.25% Dilution. For use on children 6 months to 6 years of age.
.25% = 1 drop per 4 teaspoons of carrier oil

1% Dilution. For use on children over the age of 6, pregnant women, elderly adults, people with a sensitive skin type, and those with pre-existing conditions.
1% = 1 drop per teaspoon of carrier oil or 5-6 drops per 30ml

2% Dilution. For use on all normal adults.
2% = 2 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil or 10-12 drops per 30ml

3% Dilution. For use in treating temporary health concerns, muscle pain, injury or respiratory problems.
3% = 3 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil or 15-18 drops per 30ml

25% Dilution. There are some essential oils which can be used at this strength. A few can even be used with no dilution, or “neat.”
25% dilution = 25 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil or 125-150 drops per 30ml

Once the essential oils are mixed, set the blend aside to rest for 24-48 hours. This resting period allows the chemicals and constituents of the different essential oils to meld together, helping them blend better.  Thereafter, mix with the carrier oil.

Undiluted Application

Undiluted or “neat” application is the use of essential oils applied directly to the skin without a carrier or base oil. An undiluted application is only applied in a specific localised area.  It is important to only use a small amount (1 to 2 drops) of oil and not to continue use for extended periods. There is also a school of thought you must not use essential oils undiluted.

  • Acne spot treatment
  • Bruises
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cold sores
  • Ear infections
  • Headaches
  • Insect bites
  • Migraines
  • Minor burns
  • Minor skin infection or trauma
  • Whip lash

Oils considered safe to use undiluted

  • Bergamot (sun sensitive)
  • Chamomile, Roman
  • Cinnamon
  • Eucalyptus
  • Geranium (Rose)
  • Helichrysum
  • Lavender
  • Lemon  (sun sensitive)
  • Lemon Balm
  • Myrrh
  • Orange, Sweet (sun sensitive)
  • Peppermint
  • Rose
  • Sandalwood
  • Tea Tree

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Perfumery Notes

Today: 

  • Perfumery Notes
    • Top / Head Notes
    • Middle / Heart Notes
    • Base / Bottom Notes

Perfumery Notes

Different oils have different rates of evaporation. Most essential oils fall into one of three categories depending on their volatility.

Top / Head Notes

Top notes have the lightest fragrances which are quickest to evaporate (in an hour or two) and the most stimulating and uplifting to the mind and body.  They tend to give the first impression of a blend and typically have antiseptic properties.  Lighter and smaller molecules produce thinner oils that are less viscous. They are more volatile and are more aromatic. Lighter and smaller molecules assimilate in the body faster and thus are metabolised faster. For this reason, they will also linger in the body for a shorter period.  (10-30% of your blend)  Average30%.

Middle / Heart Notes

Once the top notes dissipate, the middle notes make their presence known. Also called the heart of the fragrance, middle notes usually last between two and four hours and bear a strong influence on the final base note.  These are warm, soft and subtle fragrances which usually last throughout a massage. They have a medium volatility and tend to affect the functions and general metabolism of the body and are also good for balancing and relaxing the mind.  The majority of essential oils are classified in the middle note category. The aroma of middle note essential oils are not overpowering.  (30-60% of your blend) Average 50%.

Base / Bottom Notes 

Once both top and middle notes have completely evaporated, the base notes provide the longest impression of the blend, taking one to several days to dissolve and are usually the most relaxing and sedating oils.  Base Notes are richer and heavier with larger molecules which create thicker oils that are viscous and are less volatile (aromatic). Heavier and larger molecules are absorbed in the body slower and are metabolised slowly in the body. (15-30% of the blend).  Average 20%.

Some oils do cross over between the notes and can be described, as middle/top or base/middle.

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Carrier Oils – Hemp Seed – Sweet Almond

As mentioned last week, by no means is this an exhaustive list of carrier oils, they are the ones I chose because of my sensitive and now maturing skin.

Today:

  • Carrier Oils
    • Hemp Seed
    • Jojoba
    • Rosehip
    • Sweet Almond

Hemp Seed (SPF 6)

Hemp seed oil is composed of omega-3, omega-6, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are important for healthy cell creation and skin wellness.  Hemp seed oil closely matches our skin’s lipids, and the essential fatty acids are easily absorbed into the skin, preventing skin aging and also maintaining a healthy moisture balance.   Hemp oil has a light, non-greasy texture, making it ideal for use in facial oil blends for all skin types and can also be taking internally.

Not only does it contribute substantially to younger looking skin and creates a moisture barrier, it relieves psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, acne and minor abrasions, osteoporosis, arthritis, rheumatoid, poor circulation, PMS, irregular hormone levels, menopause, cancer, multiple sclerosis, immune deficiency, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, low energy levels, low metabolism, weight loss, Crohn’s disease, cardiovascular disease, gallstones, kidney degeneration, HIV virus and Tuberculosis.

Jojoba (SPF 4)

Jojoba oil is one of the most popular carrier oils, although it isn’t an oi, it is a liquid wax and is the least oily carrier oil.  Jojoba oil is an incredibly stable, resilient material, and will not easily deteriorate or turn rancid because it consists of wax esters.  It is rich in vitamin E and contains vitamin C, E and B complex, cobalt, copper, iodine, sulphur and zinc. It contains a high percentage of iodine making it one of the most powerful natural healers.  Jojoba oil may go cloudy in cool temperatures and will return its clear state with heat.

It closely resembles sebum, a natural moisturising factor (NMF) of the skin. The role of NMFs is to maintain skin hydration which decrease with age. Products that are NMFs will help attract moisture from the environment drawing it into the skin.  Using an NMF helps prevent dry cracking skin, helps irritated skin, increases elasticity, promotes skin repair and regeneration.

Jojoba oil is great for all skin types.  Similar to grapeseed oil, it is not a nut oil so suitable for anyone with sensitive skin. It does not clog the pores or aggravate acne and with regular use it will minimise fine lines and wrinkles, decreases pore size, reduce stretch marks and enhance skins suppleness.  It also helps treat eczema, psoriasis, cuts and athlete’s foot. It is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal helping to destroy many common skin bacteria’s.

Rosehip Seed 

Rosehip seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the musk rose. Not to be confused with the rosehip fruit, rosehip seed oil all-trans retinoic acid, a natural form of vitamin A, as well as vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin D and B-carotene, a form of vitamin A, which are all antioxidants which help fight free radicals.  It’s rich in essential fatty acids, but more specifically oleic, palmitic, linoleic and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F), also known as an essential fatty acid (EFA), and when absorbed through the skin, these fatty acids convert to prostaglandins (PGE), which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.  Rosehip seed oil corrects dark spots and hydrates dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines.

Sweet Almond (SPF 5)

Almond oil is pressed in the mature, shell-free seeds of the almond tree. The kernels consist of 40–50% fatty oil, protein, vitamin E and B and vital minerals. They contain fatty acid omega-3, which enhances brain function and circulation. The nutritional content has made it a dietary source of these ingredients.  Almond oil is exceptional for the skin as it slows down the skin’s aging process.

Almond helps with skin irritation, including swelling and itching making it beneficial for very dry or irritated skin and is suitable for all skin types and those with nut allergies.  Almond oil is wonderful for sun damaged skin, sunburns, wrinkles and other signs of damage related to aging, along with skin cancer and is a favoured massage oil.

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Carrier Oils – Apricot Kernel – Grape Seed

By no means is this and next weeks post an exhaustive list of carrier oils, they are the ones I chose because of my sensitive and now maturing skin.

Today:

  • Carrier Oils
    • Apricot Kernel
    • Avocado
    • Evening Primrose
    • Grape Seed

Apricot Kernel (SPF2-6)

Apricot kernel oil is chemically similar to sweet almond oil, however, has an incredibly light consistency and bouquet making it particularly ideal for treatments.  It absorbs quickly and has a very fine texture which makes it suitable for use on oily skin. Due to its texture, and also for its anti-aging qualities, apricot kernel oil is a perfect carrier for facial massage and moisturizing blends.

Apricot kernel oil is rich in gamma linoleic acid (GLA), which comes from essential fatty acid omega-6. The GLA content helps the skin to stay moisturised and plays a role in toning and firming skin. Apricot kernel oil contains vitamin E and A which slows the aging process of the skin and has an anti-inflammatory effect and soothes eczema and other skin irritations.

Avocado (SPF 4-15)

Avocado oil has a slow drying time and is good for mature skin which tends to be thinner with a much slower rate of cellular regeneration and also rehydrates and nourishes damaged sun-dried skin.  Due to its slow drying time and thick consistency, it makes it a good base for aromatherapy massage oil blends.

Avocado oil is high in sterolins and sterols. Sterolin is extremely moisturising and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It contains vitamin A, D and E which is effective in fostering collagen production as well as in treating age spots. With its advanced level of vitamin E, avocado oil can be beneficial on cracked skin, reduce itching as well as inflammation of the epidermis.

Evening Primrose

Evening primrose oil is a rich source of gamma linoleic acid (GLA), omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which nourish the skin. It also soothes inflammation and can be used in dandruff applications.  Small amounts are often added to other carrier oils for fortification.

Evening primrose (unrefined) oil helps nourish the skin and hair, reduces signs of eczema and psoriasis, fights the effects of aging, is used to help with symptoms of many debilitating health issues and hormone imbalances and acne. Unrefined means the oil is left in a virgin state after being pressed. The oil is not filtered or processed, therefore has a stronger fragrance but maintains more health benefits.

GrapeSeed (SPF 4)

Grapeseed oil is one of the lightest carrier oils and is extracted from the seeds of grapes. The dried grape seeds are pressed and extracted.   It is the preferred carrier oil because of its smooth glide and light, satin like finish and will not stain sheets. It also has some astringent qualities and is good for oily, acne prone or sensitive skin.

Grapeseed oil soaks into your skin quickly, and does not leave an oily coating on your skin and helps the body repair wounds faster on the skin with fewer scars.   It actively combats acne and itchy eczema helping to fade the appearance of sun damage and deep wrinkles. Working on the cellular level, grapeseed oil’s powerful antioxidant properties protect against tissue damage, yet remarkably gentle and is rich with vitamin E and other nutrients.

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Tagetes – Ylang Ylang

Today:

  • Tagetes
  • Tea Tree (Melaleuca)
  • Thyme
  • Vanilla
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang Ylang

Tagetes Essential Oil (Top)

Properties: Tagetes essential oil is an antibiotic, antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth), antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, disinfectant, insecticide and a sedative substance.

Health benefits: It inhibits biotic, microbial and other parasitic growth, protects against sepsis, relaxes spasms, fights infections, kills and repels insects, soothes inflammation and nervous disorders.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca) Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Tea tree essential oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth), antiviral, fungicide, insecticide, antiseptic, cicatrisant (skin healing), expectorant, stimulant and sudorific (induces sweating) in nature.

Health benefits: It inhibits bacterial, microbial, and viral infections, kills insects, protects wounds from becoming septic, promotes absorption of nutrients, speeds up healing of scars, cures coughs and colds, stimulates systemic functions and appropriate discharges.

Thyme Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Thyme essential oil is an antispasmodic, antirheumatic (slow rheumatoid arthritis down), antiseptic, bactericidal (kills bacteria), cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant (skin healing), diuretic, emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifugal (kill worms) substance.

Health benefits: It stops spasms, relieves rheumatism by removing toxins, protects wounds from becoming septic, and kills bacteria, cures chest infections, coughs and colds, is good for heart health, relieves excess gas, heals scars, increases urination and regulates menstrual cycles.

Vanilla Essential Oil (Base)

Properties: Vanilla essential oil is an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-carcinogenic, febrifuge (reduce fever), antidepressant, sedative, tranquilising and relaxing substance.

Health benefits: It neutralises the effects of free radicals and other oxidants, repairs damages due to oxidation, enhances the libido and promotes sexual arousal, inhibits the growth of cancerous cells, reduces fever, fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation, reduces nervous disorders, promotes sleep, reduces stress and anxiety through its soothing qualities.

Vetiver Essential Oil (Base)

Properties: Vetiver essential oil is an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant (skin healing), nervine (calm the nerves), sedative, tonic and a vulnerary (wound healing) compound.

Health benefits: It soothes inflammation, protects against sepsis, enhances the libido, speeds the healing process of scars and spots, cures nervous disorders and boosts the body’s ability to heal itself.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Base/Middle)

Properties: Ylang Ylang essential oil is an antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic (preventing or relieving seborrheic dermatitis), antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive (lowering the blood pressure), nervine (calm the nerves) and sedative substance.

Health benefits: It fights against depression and uplifts mood, stops sebum secretion, protects against sepsis, increases libido and cures various sexual disorders, reduces blood pressure, cures nervous disorders, soothes inflammation and reduces the severity of nervous disorders.

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Rosemary – Spearmint

Today:

  • Rosemary
  • Rosewood
  • Sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Spearmint

Rosemary Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Rosemary essential oil stimulates hair growth, is a disinfectant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, antibacterial and analgesic (pain relief) substance.

Health benefits: It aids hair care, skin care, mouth care, anxiety, mental disorders, depression, pain, headache, rheumatism, respiratory problems, bronchial asthma, indigestion and flatulence.

Rosewood Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Rosewood essential oil is as an analgesic (pain relief), antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, deodorant, insecticide and stimulant substance.

Health benefits: It reduces pain, fights depression, protects wounds from becoming septic, enhances libido and promotes sexual arousal, kills bacteria, is good for the brain, cures headaches, eliminates body odour, kills insects and stimulates gland discharges.

Sage Essential Oil (Top)

Properties:  Sage essential oil is an antifungal, antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth), antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile), is as a cicatrisant (skin healing), depurative (purifying and detoxifying), digestive, disinfectant, emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), expectorant, febrifuge (reduce fever), laxative, and a stimulant substance.

Health benefits: It inhibits viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, protects wounds against becoming septic, heals damages done by oxidation, soothes inflammation, clears spasms, increases the production of bile, promotes digestion, fights infections, opens up obstructed menstruation, cures coughs and colds, reduces fever, helps clear the bowels, stimulates discharges and boosts systemic functions.

Sandalwood Essential Oil (Base)

Properties: Sandalwood essential oil is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic (reducing inflammation or fever), antispasmodic, astringent, cicatrisant (skin healing), carminative, diuretic, disinfectant, emollient (softens the skin), expectorant, hypotensive (lowering the blood pressure), memory booster, sedative and a tonic substance.

Health benefits: It protects wounds from infection, soothes inflammations due to fever and other conditions, clears up spasms, tightens gums and muscles and helps stop hair loss.  It reduces the chance of haemorrhaging, heals scars, relieves gas, increases urination, fights infections, keeps skin smooth and free from infections, cures coughs and colds, reduces blood pressure, increases memory, soothes nervous disorders and inflammations and boosts your immune system.

Spearmint Essential Oil (Top)

Properties: Spearmint essential oil is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), insecticide, restorative and stimulating substance.

Health benefits: It protects wounds from becoming septic, clears spasms, gives relief from gas, is good for the brain, opens up obstructed menses, kills insects, restores health and heals general wear and tear, stimulates discharge and systemic functions.

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Patchouli – Rose

Today:

  • Patchouli
  • Peppermint
  • Petitgrain
  • Pine
  • Rose

 

Patchouli Essential Oil (Base)

Properties: Patchouli essential oil is an antidepressant, antiphlogistic (reducing inflammation or fever), antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrisant (skin healing), cytophylactic (protects cells), deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge (reduce fever), fungicide, insecticide, sedative, and a tonic.

Health benefits: It fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation resulting from high fevers, prevents wounds becoming septic, increases libido and cures sexual disorders, tightens gums and muscles, stops haemorrhaging, heals scars, promotes cell growth, eliminates body odour, increases urination and removes toxins, cures fever, kills fungus and insects, reduces emotional and nervous disorders.

Peppermint Essential Oil (Top)

Properties: Peppermint essential oil is an analgesic (pain relief), anaesthetic, antiseptic, antigalactogogue (increases the flow of a mother’s milk), antiphlogistic (reducing inflammation or fever), antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile), cordial, decongestant, emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), expectorant, febrifuge (reduce fever), hepatic (liver), nervine (calm the nerves), stimulant, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion), sudorific (induces sweating), vasoconstrictor vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms).

Health benefits: It relieves pain, induces numbness, protects against sepsis, reduces milk flow and discharge, relaxes spasms, strengthens gums, stops hair loss and lifts skin, induces firmness in muscles, stops haemorrhaging, removes gas, is good for brain and memory health, promotes bile discharge, clears congestion and eases breathing, relieves obstructed menstruation, expels phlegm and catarrh, reduces fever, is good for the liver, nerves, and stomach, promotes perspiration and slight contraction of the blood vessels.

Petitgrain Essential Oil (Top)

Properties: Petitgrain essential oil is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, antidepressant, deodorant, nervine (calm the nerves) and a sedative.

Health benefits: It protects against sepsis, relaxes spasms, fights depression and uplifts mood, eliminates body odour, treats nervous disorders, soothes inflammation and reduces nervous afflictions.

Pine Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Pine essential oil is an antibacterial, analgesic (pain relief), diuretic, energising, anti-septic aromatic substance.

Health benefits: It helps in skin care, increases metabolism, relieves pain, eases stress disorders, mental fatigue, urinary tract infections and various respiratory problems.

Rose Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Rose essential oil is an antidepressant, antiphlogistic (reducing inflammation or fever), antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal (kills bacteria), cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile), cicatrisant (skin healing), depurative (purifying and detoxifying), emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), haemostatic, hepatic (liver), laxative, nervine (calm the nerves), stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion) and an uterine oil substance.

Health benefits: It fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation due to fever, protects wounds against developing sepsis, relieves spasms, fights viral infections, enhances libido and cures sexual disorders, tightens gums and muscles, stops haemorrhaging, inhibits bacterial growth, promotes discharges and secretions, heals scars, purifies the blood, opens up obstructed menses, stops haemorrhaging, boosts liver health, cures constipation and nervous disorders and is good for stomach and uterine health.

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Niaouli – Parsley

Today:

  • Niaouli
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange
  • Oregano
  • Palmarosa
  • Parsley

Niaouli Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Niaouli essential oil is an analgesic (pain relief), antirheumatic (slow rheumatoid arthritis down), antiseptic, bactericidal (kills bacteria), cicatrisant (skin healing), decongestant, expectorant, febrifuge (reduce fever), insecticide, stimulant, vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms) and a vulnerary (wound healing).

Health benefits: It is used for pain relief, treatment of rheumatism and arthritis, protects against wounds becoming septic, inhibits bacterial growth, boosts health, clears up scars and spots, decreases congestion, eases breathing, expels phlegm and catarrh, reduces fever, kills and repels insects, stimulates functions and kills worms.

Nutmeg Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Nutmeg essential oil is an analgesic (pain relief), antiemetic (preventing vomiting), antioxidant, antirheumatic (slow rheumatoid arthritis down), antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-parasitic, aphrodisiac, cardiac, vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms), laxative, prostaglandin inhibitor, stimulant and a tonic.

Health benefits: It relieves pain, stops vomiting, counters premature aging, treats rheumatism and arthritis, protects wounds from developing sepsis, reduces spasms, kills parasites and worms, enhances libido, improves heart health, clears bowels and stops prostate enlargement.

Orange Essential Oil (Top)

Properties: Orange essential oil is an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and a cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile).

Health benefits: It soothes inflammation, fights depression and uplifts mood, protects against sepsis, enhances libido and as a cure for sexual dysfunction, relieves gas, increases urination and removes toxins, tones up general health of the immune system, reduces emotional and nervous disturbances, increases discharge and secretions from glands.

Oregano Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Oregano essential oil is an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow) and an anti-allergenic.

Health benefits: It inhibits viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, heals damage done by oxidation, soothes inflammations, promotes digestion, opens up obstructed menstruation and helps cure allergies.

Palmarosa Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Palmarosa essential oil is used as an antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, cytophylactic (protects cells), digestive, febrifuge (reduce fever) and a hydration balm.

Health benefits: It protects against sepsis, inhibits viral and bacterial growth, promotes growth and regeneration of cells, facilitates digestion and reduces fever.

Parsley Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Parsley essential oil is antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth), antirheumatic (slow rheumatoid arthritis down), antiarthritic (relieves arthritis symptoms), antiseptic, astringent, carminative, circulatory, detoxifier, digestive, diuretic, depurative (purifying and detoxifying), emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow, febrifuge (reduce fever), hypotensive (lowering the blood pressure), laxative, stimulant, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion) and uterine.

Health benefits: It inhibits microbial growth, treats rheumatism and arthritis, protects against sepsis, tightens gums and muscles, stops hair loss, reduces chances of haemorrhaging, removes gases, improves circulation of blood and lymph, removes toxins, facilitates digestion, increases urination and subsequent removal of toxins, purifies blood, reduces obstructed menstruation, soothes fever, reduces blood pressure, clears the bowels, stimulates functions and restores uterine health.

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Lime – Neroli

Today:

  • Lime
  • Mandarin (Tangerine)
  • Marjoram
  • Myrrh
  • Neroli

Lime Essential Oil (Top)

Properties: Lime essential oil is antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal (kills bacteria), disinfectant, febrifuge (reduce fever), haemostatic, restorative and tonic.

Health benefits: It protects wounds from becoming septic, protects against viral infection, boosts appetite, kills bacteria, fights infections, reduces fever, stops haemorrhaging and boosts health.

Mandarin (Tangerine) Essential Oil (Top)

Properties: Mandarin (Tangerine) essential oil is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, circulatory, cytophylactic (protects cells), depurative (purifying and detoxifying), digestive, hepatic (liver), nervous relaxant, sedative, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion) and tonic.

Health benefits: It protects wounds against becoming septic, relaxes spasms, increases blood and lymph circulation, promotes growth and regeneration of cells, purifies blood, facilitates digestion, and is good for the liver, soothes inflammation and nervous afflictions, is good for the stomach and toning up the body.

Marjoram Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Marjoram essential oil is analgesic (pain relief), antispasmodic, anaphrodisiac (reduce sexual desire), antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal (kills bacteria), carminative, cordial, diaphoretic (inducing perspiration), digestive, diuretic, emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive (lowering the blood pressure), laxative, nervine (calm the nerves), sedative, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion), vasodilator and vulnerary (wound healing).

Health benefits: It reduces pain, eliminates spasms and cures cramps, protects from wounds becoming septic, inhibits viral and bacterial growth, removes excess gas from the intestines, cures headaches, increases perspiration, promotes digestion, increases urination, opens up obstructed menses, cures coughs and colds, dilutes phlegm, kills fungus, lowers blood pressure, cures constipation, soothes nervous disturbances, widens and relax blood vessels, and improves the health of your stomach.

Myrrh Essential Oil (Base)

Properties: Myrrh essential oil is an antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth), astringent, expectorant, antifungal, stimulant, carminative, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion), anti-catarrhal (remove excess mucous), diaphoretic (inducing perspiration), vulnerary (wound healing), antiseptic, immune booster, circulatory, tonic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic.

Health benefits: It is used to curb microbial growth, tighten gums and muscles and reduce haemorrhaging, alleviates coughs and colds, stops fungal growth, stimulates discharges and systems, reduces excess gas, is good for stomach health, relieves phlegm, promotes sweating, helps wounds heal quickly and protects them from infection, boosts protection against diseases, improves circulation, protects from rheumatism and arthritis, boosts health and immunity, sedating inflammation and reducing spasms.

Neroli Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Neroli essential oil is an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, bactericidal (kills bacteria), cordial, carminative, cicatrisant (skin healing), cytophylactic (protects cells), disinfectant, antispasmodic, deodorant, digestive, emollient (softens the skin), sedative and a tonic.

Health benefits: It uplifts mood and fights depression, enhances libido, protect wounds against infections, kills bacteria, provides relief from gas, speeds up the fading of scars, promotes cell growth, fights infection, reduces spasms, eliminates body odour, improves digestion, takes care of skin, while soothing anxiety and inflammation.

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Paddington’s Birthday Giveaway

What an amazing giveaway!

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“After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.”
― Robert McCammon, Boy’s Life


No we haven’t gone barking mad.  We’re celebrating because Paddington, our Golden Retriever, turns 14 YEARS OLD TODAY! To be sure, he’s a tad worn around the edges but still as handsome as ever, full of mischief and in fact he thinks he’s still a puppy!

To celebrate this auspicious day, Mr T and I are excited to give you the opportunity to download our 2 new kindle books for free, that’s right FREE but ensure that you download them from the Amazon website between August 25 and August 29 as they are only free for 5 days! There’s a link to each book below the book description.

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Essential Oils 101 – Juniper – Lemongrass

Today:

  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm (Mellissa)
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass

Juniper Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Juniper essential oil has long been known as an antiseptic, sudorific (induces sweating), antirheumatic (slow rheumatoid arthritis down), depurative (purifying and detoxifying), antispasmodic, stimulating, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion), astringent, carminative, diuretic, rubefacient (causing redness of the skin to increase blood circulation), vulnerary (wound healing) and tonic.

Health benefits: It protects wounds against becoming septic, increases sweating, cures rheumatism and arthritis, purifies blood, eliminates spasms, stimulates functions, is good for the stomach, makes gums stronger and stops haemorrhaging, reduces excess gas, promotes urination, brings colour to the skin and promotes quick healing of wounds.

Lavender Essential Oil (Middle/Top)

Properties: Lavender essential is calming, sleep inducing, analgesic (pain relief), aphrodisiac, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antifungal.

Health benefits: It is beneficial for treatment of issues with the nervous system, insomnia, pain relief, urine flow, respiratory disorders, skin care, hair care, blood circulation, indigestion and immune system health.

Lemon Balm (Melissa) Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Lemon balm essential oil is commonly used as an antidepressant, cordial, nervine (calm the nerves), emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), sedative, antispasmodic, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion), antibacterial, carminative, diaphoretic (inducing perspiration), febrifuge (reduce fever), hypotensive, sudorific (induces sweating) and a tonic.

Health benefits: It reduces feelings of depression, cures nervous disorders, opens blocked menses, sedates inflammation, reduces spasms, and is good for the stomach. It inhibits bacteria, removes gas, increases perspiration and removes toxins, reduces fever, lowers blood pressure and boosts the health of your immune system.

Lemon Essential oil (Top)

Properties: Lemon essential oil is an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge (reduce fever), restorative and a tonic.

Health benefits: It protects wounds becoming septic, inhibits viral and bacterial growth, strengthens gums, and stops hair loss, lifts skin, induces firmness in muscles, stops haemorrhaging, fights infections and cures fevers.

Lemongrass Essential Oil (Middle/Top)

Properties: Lemongrass essential oil is an analgesic (pain relief), antidepressant, antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth), antipyretic (prevent or reduce fever), antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal (kills bacteria), carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge (reduce fever), fungicidal, galactogogue (increases the flow of a mother’s milk), insecticidal, nervine (calm the nerves), sedative and a tonic.

Health benefits: It relieves pain, fights depression, inhibits microbial growth, reduces high fever, protects wounds from being septic, strengthens gums and hair, reduces haemorrhaging, kills bacteria, eliminates gas, reduces body odour, promotes urination, reduces fever, stops fungal infections, increases milk, kills insects, strengthens nerves, soothes inflammation and nervous disturbances.

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.

Essential Oils 101 – Geranium – Jasmine

Today:

  • Geranium
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Helichrysum (Immortelle)
  • Jasmine

Geranium Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Geranium essential oil is an astringent, aphrodisiac, haemostatic (stops blood flow), cicatrisant (skin healing), cytophylactic (protects cells), diuretic, deodorant, styptic, tonic, vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms) and vulnerary (wound healing).

Health benefits: It is used to induce tightening of the gums, muscles, skin and blood vessels and in stopping haemorrhage, scar healing, promotion of cell growth and increased urination. It stops body odour, tones up the body and kills intestinal parasites and worms.

Ginger Essential Oil (Base/Middle)

Properties: Ginger essential oil is an analgesic (pain relief), antiemetic (preventing vomiting), antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, expectorant, febrifuge (reduce fever), laxative, rubefacient (causing redness of the skin to increase blood circulation), stimulant, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion), sudorific (induces sweating) and tonic.

Health benefits: It relieves pain, stops vomiting, protects wounds becoming septic, relaxes spasms, inhibits bacterial growth, eliminates gas, improves brain and memory function, expels phlegm and catarrh, breaks fevers, clear bowels, brings colour to the skin, improve stomach health, promotes sweating heling remove toxins from the body.

Grapefruit Essential Oil (Top)

Properties: Grapefruit essential oil is a diuretic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, lymphatic and a tonic.

Health benefits:  It stimulates urination, fight infections, reduce depression and uplift spirits and mood, protects wounds from becoming septic while increasing the elimination of toxins.

Helichrysum (Immortelle) Essential Oil (Base)

Properties:  Helichrysum essential oil is antispasmodic, anticoagulant, antiallergenic, antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth), antirheumatic (counteracting swelling in the joints), antiphlogistic (reducing inflammation or fever), nervine (calm the nerves), anti-inflammatory, antitussive, cicatrisant (skin healing), expectorant, febrifuge (reduce fever), anti-septic, cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile), emollient (softens the skin), mucolytic, fungicidal, hepatic (liver), diuretic, splenic and cytophylactic (protects cells).

Health benefits: It reduces spasms, maintains the fluidity of blood, fights allergies, inhibits microbial infections, dissolves and clears blood clots, reduces inflammation from fever, and is good for nervous system health, reduces various other types of inflammation, clears phlegm and reduces coughs, heals scars, protects wounds from becoming septic, stimulates proper bile discharge into the stomach, makes skin smooth and young, dissolves mucus, and kills fungus. It is good for the liver and spleen, while stimulating urination and the regeneration of new cells.

Jasmine Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Jasmine essential oil is an antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, cicatrisant (skin healing), expectorant, galactogogue (increases the flow of a mother’s milk), emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), parturient, sedative and uterine.

Health benefits: It fights depression and uplifts mood, protects wounds, cures sexual dysfunctions, and increases libido, reduces spasms, heals scars, gives relief from phlegm and coughs, increases breast milk, and regulates obstructed menstrual cycles, eases the delivery of babies and labour pains, while sedating inflammation and nervous disturbances.

 

DISCLAIMER

Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.