Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nearly Almost All Our Undiluted Oils (practically)

Now available at ADKaromatherapy.com as well as our Etsy Shop!


AMYRIS

Botanical Name: Amyris balsamifera
Plant Part Used: wood
Origin: This plant grows native & wild all over the Island of Haiti.
Also known as "Poor Man's Sandalwood," Amyris provides a cost effective alternative to sandalwood. It has a peppery, sweet, and rich woodsy scent and is popular in perfumery blends. In the world of aromatherapy, it is considered relaxing, sensual, balancing and anxiety reducing.

ANISE, STAR

Origin: China
Extraction Method: Steam distilled seeds
Properties & Uses: Anise is a stimulant, soothing to the stomach muscles, diuretic. It is used Ayurvedic Medicine to fight rheumatism and colic. It is commonly used as a licorice flavoring for candies, medicinal teas and cough syrups. The Japanese plant the tree in their tombs, in their temples, and use the bark as incense.
Blends Well With: Pine, orange, clove, rosewood, cinnamon and lavender. Anise Star from China is generally considered non-toxic and non-irritating.


BALSAM, COPIABA


Botanical Name: Copaifera officinalis
Plant Part: Crude Resin
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Brazil
Balsam is used as a fixative in the perfume & soaping industries; it is a nice subtle base note that will not overwhelm and will extend the shelf life of more volatile oils such as citrus aromas. Aromatherapists treasure it for it's soothing & balancing qualities. It blends well with spicy Oriental fragrances and the aphrodisiac oils. Copaiba Balsam is suitable for men & women alike & bears no relation to the evergreen balsam.


BASIL, SWEET


Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Origin: Italy

Extraction Method : Steam disitlled from the leaves & flowers
Basil is used for soothing emotional tension, as well as addressing cold, chest, & coughing complaints. It has also been used to get rid of stress related headaches, either on its own or blended with Lavender. It can be used as a digestive aid to combat gas, bloating & cramping.



BERGAMOT


Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Plant Part Used: Crude Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Origin: Italy
Blends well with Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang-Ylang.
The aroma of this inedible Italian fruit is a deeper, spicier citrus, yet fruity with a warm floral appeal. It may cause sensitivity in some individuals. Avoid use during pregnancy.


BIRCH, SWEET


Plant Part: Bark
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Origin: Russia
Properties & uses: The tall, graceful birch tree has a highly aromatic bark, which is broken into pieces & distilled in Russia. Birch has been known as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, astringent & diuretic. I use it in the shower for soothing sore back muscles. & I find it to be valuable in massage oils for sore muscles, sprains and painful joints because of the anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. Native Americans used it as a tonic and beverage to bring on a sweat and to increase body heat.
It blends well with cedarwood, balsam, spruce & rosewood.
Birch has a sweet, almost minty scent that brings me back to the forests of my youth in the Adirondacks, where white birch grows profusely. My grandpa even used to make Birch Beer from birch twigs from our family land. It is potentially toxic and may cause skin irritation; use in low dilution.

BLACK PEPPER


Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
Sourced from: India
Distilled from: fruit
In our house we use Black Pepper on sore, tired & strained muscles and as a warming agent. It has a spicy warm fresh fragrance!



CAJEPUT


Botanical Name: Melaleuca cajeputi
Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Indonesia
A member of the same family as Tea Tree, Cajeput Essential Oil is used by aromatherapists for it's antiseptic and anti-microbial powers and is a popular local application for skin ailments. Other qualities include: analgesic, anti-neuralgic, antispasmodic, insecticide and tonic. It's scent is fruity yet camphorous.


CAMPHOR


Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Origin: China
Camphor oil is a strong antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, insecticide and stimulant. It is famous for it's use for arthritis, muscle aches & inflammation, sprains and bronchitis. Try sprinkling a few drops on the floor of your shower next time you have a respiratory ailment. aroma that makes a great fixative in virtually any aromatherapy blend I have tried it in. Use in low dilutions as it can irritate skin.


CARDAMOM


Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam
Origin: Sri Lanka
Cardamom is highly valued for it's tonic affect on the digestive system. It is used in aromatherapy for soothing colic, gas pains and nausea, and can even help with heartburn. Also extremely popular in Oriental perfumes.



CARROT SEED


Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Plant Part Used: Seeds
Carrot seed oil is used for its healing effects on fragile skin by stimulating circulation, increasing elasticity, decreasing wrinkles, and acting as a cellular re-generator for damaged skin and scars. Carrot seed oil is particularly valuable for aging skin.



CEADARWOOD


Cedarwood soothes eczema and other skin eruptions and it also has significant anti-fungal properties. It is a good insect repellent and is also a popular ingredient in men’s products as it is considered a sexual stimulant. It blends well with bergamot, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, sandalwood, and geranium.We currently carry 4 different Cedars - Himalayan, Virginian, Atlas & Texas.



CINNAMON BARK


Botanical Name: Cinnamomum cassia
Plant Part Used: Bark
Cautions: Skin irritant; Use with caution
Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as a potent anti-bacterial and was burned, along with clove, around the
parameters of cities and towns in the middle ages to keep plagues at bay. Cinnamon Oil is in the British Pharmacopoeia for treatment of nausea & colic. It has been used in the East for cold, flu, and digestive problems since ancient times. One of the most toxic oils; use Cinnamon Bark Oil for environmental fragrance only, such as 10-15 drops on a clay diffuser, or in your vacuum cleaner filter . A safe alternative for topical use is Cinnamon Leaf.



CINNAMON LEAF

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum cassia
Plant Part Used: leaf
Cautions: Potential skin irritant; use with caution
Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as a potent anti-bacterial and was burned, along with clove, around the parameters of cities and towns in the middle ages to keep plagues at bay. Cinnamon Oil is in the British Pharmacopoeia for treatment of nausea & colic. It has been used in the East for colds, flu, and digestive problems since ancient times. Do not use with children, elderly and
pregnant women.


CITRONELLA


Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Winterianus
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam
Origin: Sri Lanka
Best known as an insect repellent, it is also a skin irritant so use in low dilutions & be careful of contact with your skin. Citronella is an antiseptic, deodorant, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant. Nonetheless, most people will associate it with its insecticide properties. It is often used in soaps and candles and is commonly known for its ability to assist in combating colds and flu. Citronella can also be used for excessive perspiration.



CLARY SAGE


Botanical Name: Salvia Sclarea
Origin: Russia
Calming, Balancing. Can slow one down and bring on the feeling of euphoria, assists in combating anxiety stressful situations. Use to bring vivid dreams, encourage clarity of dream recollection, but do not combine with alcohol consumption. Has an intoxicating effect.


CLEMENTINE


Botanical Name: Citrus nobilis
Origin: Italy
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed from the crude peel.
Enlivening, revitalizing, and an aid to those suffering from insomnia. Clementine essential oil is phototoxic. Avoid direct sunlight after applying the oil. For external use only.



CLOVE BUD


Botanical Name: Euginia caryophyllata

Clove has a spicy scent and is most infamous for it's use as a numbing agent for toothache. It is also stimulating, antiviral & antibacterial. Use to soothe muscle pain & combat household germs. It is a skin irritant to be used in moderation yet is also popular in small amounts in perfumery. One of my favorite blends is 'body chai' with black tea, vanilla, black pepper, cinnamon or cassia leaf, nutmeg, ginger cardamon and coriander essential oils - so delicious for your skin! Do not use in pregnancy or in the presence of high blood pressure.


CYPRESS


Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Origin: France
The scent of Cypress is comforting, refreshing and warming. Can be beneficial for mature and dry skin. Cypress is mentioned throughout the ancient texts of the bible - "Isaiah 41:19 - I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together...." Cypress is also commonly used as a deodorant, and has been used by aromatherapists in relation to menopausal problems.



DILLWEED


Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens
Plant Part: whole plant
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: India
Dillweed works very well in natural aromatic soap making & is commonly blended with other herbaceous oils such as fennel, mint, and caraway. Dill shares many of the same benefits as Fennel, such as antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, expectorant, and stimulant. It should be avoided during pregnancy.

EUCALYPTUS LEMON

Botanical Name : Eucalyptus Citradora
Extracted by: Steam Distillation
Plant Part Used: Leaves
Origin: China
Eucalyptus Lemon Essential Oil has a lemony scent and surprisingly, smells nothing at all like traditional Eucalyptus. It is a great fixative in soap making. It is much more perfumey in nature yet can still be used as an inhalant in personal diffusers and chest rubs for sinus problems & congestion, and for deep tissue massage. Try a sprinkling a few drops on the shower floor for a refreshing treat. Great for baths, rice & herb heat packs and compresses for release of toxins & tensions- it truly has a myrid of helpful qualities. Eucalyptus deodorizes and inhibits contagion when used as a disinfectant and can be used when suffering from a cold as both an expectorant and a decongestant. Eucalyptus Lemon is also used in insect repellents. It blends well with Citruses, Bergamot, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Pine.


EUCALYPTUS RATIATA


Origin: China
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree
Properties & Uses : Eucalyptus Essential Oil has a strong camphorous, lemony scent & is used as an inhalant in personal diffusers and chest rubs for sinus problems & congestion, and for deep tissue massage; in saunas, baths, rice & herb heat packs and compresses for release of toxins & tensions. It has a myrid of helpful qualities including but not limited to - Antiseptic, Fungicidal, Analgesic, Astringent - making it one of the most versatile essential oils on the market. Eucalyptus deodorizes and inhibits contagion when used as a disinfectant and can be used when suffering from a cold as both an expectorant and a decongestant. Eucalyptus is also used in insect repellents. It blends well with Bergamot, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Pine.



FENNEL


Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare dulce
Plant Part Used: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Origin: France

Fennel is valued by aromatherapists for it's antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, expectorant, and stimulant qualities. It is also used for relief from gas pains. It is also considered restorative, stimulating, and warming. It has detoxifying effects; do not use in the presence of epilepsy or pregnancy.


FIR NEEDLE


Botanical Name: Abies siberica
Plant Part Used: Needles; Extracted by Steam distillation
Origin: Russia
This oil has the fantastic woodsy scent of the great forests of North America and is the traditional scent we associate with Christmas. Fir needle is used in aromatherapy for arthritis, bronchitis, colds, coughs, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism and sinusitis. It is a fantastic scent of choice for men.



GINGER ROOT

Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Origin: France
Ginger is very good for nausea, and also can be used to encourage menstruation - never use during pregnancy for morning sickness. Also very warming & therefore considered good for arthritis, colds, and cramping. Emotionally, ginger is aphrodisiac & mood uplifting. Can sharpen the senses and aid the memory and is also used in detox regiments.

GRAPEFRUIT, PINK

Botanical Name: Citrus racemosa
Plant Part Used: Crude Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Origin: France
Pink Grapefruit essential oil is used by aromatherapists as a spiritual up-lifter, and a purifierd of congested, oily and acne prone skin. Grapefruit oil is often added to creams and lotions as a natural toner.

GRAPEFRUIT, WHITE

Common Uses: More bitter and less sweet than Pink Grapefruit, White Grapefruit is a spiritual up-lifter, and can be used topically to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness. It is also a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin, and can be added to a diffuser to combat over eating tendencies as well as other addiction issues.

HO WOOD

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum Camphora
Plant Part: Twigs and Bark
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: China
Due to the over-harvesting of rosewood trees, Ho Wood Essential Oil has recently become commonly used as a replacement for Rosewood Essential Oil in aromatherapy practices. It is both stimulating and relaxing and has marked anti-depressant properties.

HYDACHEIM

Botanical Name: Hydicum spicatum
Plant Part: Fruit
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: India
White Ginger Lily Essential Oil is commonly used in soap making & perfumery. With noteable tranquilizing effects, white ginger lily is also used in aromatherapy as a stimulant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and anti-asthmatic. It has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine for use with nausea. It is simultaneously sweet & spicy and blend well with lavender, geranium, clary sage, sandalwood and cedarwood.

HYSSOP

Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis
Grown, Harvested & Steam Distilled in France
Known throughout history as a "holy herb" Hyssop was widely used is Ancient Times and is mentioned repeatedly in the bible. Psalm 51:7 : "Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow."
Hyssop is widely recommended and particularly valued this time of year in particular for hay fever, allergies and allergen related sinus issues. The aroma is sweet and green and fresh.

JUNIPER BERRY

Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
Origin: India
Juniper has a peppery scent and is popular in aromatherapy for it's us as a Parasiticidal, Stimulant and tonic. It's also great for repelling ticks, fleas and lice. Do not use in pregnancy as it can stimulate uterine contraction; also avoid in the presence of kidney disease. Use in a compress for minor respiration & muscle strain problems.


KEY LIME

Botanical Name: Citrus Aurantifolia swingle
Plant Part Used: Extracted from whole crushed fruit.
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Origin: Mexico
The smell of this oil is unique & unparalleled - i like it best blended with may chang. This particular oil is most commonly used in the botanical perfumery, cosmetic & fragrance industries as opposed to being applied for aromatherapy purposes. It blends well with Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, and other Citrus Family Oils.

LAVANDIN

Botanical Name: Lavandin hybrida
Country of Origin - France
Extraction Method - Steam distillation of the flowers & leaves.
Lavandin, as you may have guess already, is a close relation to lavender & has many of the similar therapeutic applications that lavender is so famous for. Lavandin is less medicinal and more floral than the common Lavender officinalis - it has a fresh floral scent with woody undertones. It is extremely popular in the perfume, soap & cosmetic industries with the added benefit of being a strong antiseptic. It is also categorized as an anti-spasmodic. Lavandin blends very well with many essential oil fragrances, including but not limited to: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Chamomile, Rose, Rosemary, and Pine.

LAVENDER

Origin: France
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of the Lavender flower heads
Properties & Uses: Lavender is the most well known and widely used oil in aromatherapy history. The essential oil glands of the lavender herb are stored in tiny hairs which cover the leaves, flowers and stems of the plant. It has a strong, floral scent with woody undertones. It is extremely popular in the perfume, soap & cosmetic industries with the added benefit of being a strong antiseptic. It is also categorized as a: stimulant, tonic, and anti-spasmodic. It is infamous for it's use in relieving tension & migraine headaches. French Lavender blends very well with many essential oil fragrances, including but not limited to: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Chamomile, Rose, Rosemary, and Pine.

LEMON

Botanical Name: Citrus limonum
Plant Part: Peel of the fruit
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Origin: Italy
Lemon is a renowned cleansing agent, both for your skin and for household purposes. It is a gentle astringent & diuretic, has anti-bacterial & toning qualities, and is refreshing & cooling to the senses.

LEMONGRASS

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Origin: India
Extraction Method: steam distillation of the oily rind of the fruit. Lemongrass has a calming, sedating effect on the nerves & blend well with lavender, lemon balm & lemon verbena. Relieves acne & repels insects. It may irritate skin, so use with caution. To be used in low dilutions in aromatherapy, cosmetic, soap and craft products.

LIME

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Plant Part Used: extracted from the peel
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Origin: Organically Cultivated
This is an amazing smelling oil, I like it best blended with may chang - this particular oil is commonly used in the botanical perfumery, cosmetic & fragrance industries. It blends well with Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, and other Citrus Family Oils.

MANDARIN, RED

Botanical Name: Citrus deliciosa
Sourced from: South Africa
Extraction Method - Cold Pressed from the outer peel
Mandarin essential oil has been used for hiccups, as a digestive aid, to combat anxiety, and alleviate indigestion. It is one of the most gentle & safe oils to use with children for anxiety. Due to some evidence it is believed that Mandarin essential oil is phototoxic. Avoid direct sunlight after applying the oil. For external use only.

MAY CHANG

Botanical Name: Litsea cubeba
Plant Part: Derived from the small, pepper like fruits
Extraction Method: Steam
Origin: China
May Chang is most valued for its calming and anti- inflammatory properties. Litsea cubeba is an astringent, antiseptic, insecticide, hypotensive, stimulant and tonic.
I think you will love this light, refreshing airy & sunny scent as much as I do. It blends very well with in a botanical perfume spray with citruses and ylang ylang.


NIAOULI


Botanical Name: Melaleuca viridiflora
Origin: Australia
This oil is in the same family as tea tree and has similar qualities. It has a more gentle & soft scent compared to tea tree.

NUTMEG

Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
Origin: Indonesia
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from the seeds. Nutmeg essential oil is commonly used to help alleviate nausea, muscle aches, constipation, fatigue, arthritis, rheumatism, poor circulation and slow digestion. It may be a skin irritant in some individuals. use with caution.


OAKMOSS


Scientific Name: Evernia prunastri
Distillation Method: Solvent Extraction
Plant Part Used: Dried lichen
Avoid in pregnancy, individuals with epilepsy, the elderly, and babies and children. Oak Moss is used extensively in the perfuming and soap making worlds as a fixative. Has a verdant, earthy scent that is very well rounded in the perfumery realm and blends well with woods, spices, florals and citrus scents.

ORANGE, BITTER


Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium
Origin: Italy
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed from the fruit peel. Bitter Orange is less sweet than other orange & citrus oils. It is popular in exotic perfumes and blends well with base notes. It is most well noted among circles of herbalist as an ideal choice in natural weight loss, as it is considered to be an appetite suppressant.


ORANGE, SWEET


Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Origin: Brazil
Extracted: from the crude peel via cold press method
Popular in cosmetics & perfumes, orange also has the following actions: Anti-Depressant, Aphrodisiac, Anti-Septic, Anti-Spasmodic, Cordial, Deodorant, Sedative and Tonic. Has been known identified as helpful with depression, hysteria, Insomnia, and shock. Great for the skin, rejuvenates the skin and combats wrinkles. One of the most well rounded oils, made more versatile by the fact that it is one of the most affordable oils and is also one of the safest to use with children.



PALMAROSA

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon martini
Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from the grass leaves. Palmarosa essential oil is bactericidal, hydrating, antiseptic, tonic and stimulant (circulatory and digestive). It is added to perfume and cosmetic blends and is a classic ingredient in many popular fragrances. Aromatherapist Maggie Tisserand recommends Palmarosa for lack of concentration, apathy, and depression. This oil has market cellular regenerative qualities.



PATCHOULI


Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
The rich, earthy, woody aroma is the deepest base note on the perfumer's spectrum of aromas. British Multi-generational Aromatherapist Julia Lawless considers it valuable for : acne, athlete's foot, chapped skin, dermatitis, eczema, fatigue, frigidity, hair care, insect repellent, deodorant, mature skin, oily skin and stress. It is closely associated with the 1960's Free Love movement.



PEPPERMINT


Botanical Name: Mentha Piperita

Plant Part Used: Whole Herb
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Cultivated in: Japan
Properties & Uses: Peppermint has long been credited as being useful in combating stomach ailments and is also an antispasmodic and antimicrobial agent. Commonly used as a flavoring or scenting agent in foods and beverages, it is also valued in the beauty industry for it's applications as a skin and hair care product, as it has a cooling effect by constricting capillaries and pores. It has a strong, powerful odor which blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint and Thyme.
Use Peppermint Essential Oil with care & caution as it can be sensitizing due to the menthol content - Peppermint has a very high menthol content and menthol crystals sometimes form right on the leaves. Avoid using during pregnancy..



PINE, SCOTCH



Botanical Name: Pinus sylvestris
Clear the air & your floors with this 100% natural cleaner - new research actually points toward synthetic cleansers having a marked effect on metabolism and causing weight gain - another good reason for going organic with your household cleaners! Put a few drops of pine on a cotton ball and place in your vacuum bag / chamber. Also try 5 drops pine in an electric diffuser or your humidifier to freshen the air.
IF PREGNANT, SUFFERING FROM ANY MEDICAL CONDITION, OR TAKING MEDICATION, CONSULT A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE USE. Warning: Can be irritating to sensitive skin.


RAVENSARA

Botanical Name Ravensara aromatica
Plant Part Used : Leaves
Extraction Method : Steam Distilled
Ravensara was repeatedly mentioned over the winter of 09-10 among aromatherapy circles as an anti-infecting agent against the Swine Flu. Other common uses include topical application for canker and cold sores, cuts, wounds, burns, and muscle fatigue. Like tea tree it is also considered a fungicide and an excellent topical ointment for athlete's foot.



ROSEMARY


Plant Part Used: Whole Herb
Extraction Method: Steam
Origin: France
Properties & Uses: Rosemary is well-known as a scalp oil
used to encourage hair regrowth by normalizing oil secretions, and is an all around good tonic for the skin. This essential oil is energizing & uplifting, and also a regulator for persons suffering from intense emotional mood swings. Also helpful for respiratory distress as well as being infamous for relieving symptoms related to sore & overtired muscles. It has a strong, medicinal odor and blends well with basil, bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, ginger, lemon, orange and peppermint. The name Rosemary means 'Dew of the Sea' & it was historically burned in hospitals to purify the air. Not suitable for use by pregnant women, or people with epilepsy or high blood pressure.



ROSEWOOD


Botanical Name: Aniba Rosaeodora

Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Origin: Brazil
Properties & Uses : Rosewood is considered an endangered species by the Government of Brazil & we are committed to ethically sourcing all our products. Our rosewood is purchased via Brazilian Government sponsored auctions. In aromatherapy Rosewood is listed as: bactericidal, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-parasitic, and stimulating to cellular growth, immune systems and tissue regeneration. It is also considered a tonic, antidepressant and emotional regulator, and an aphrodisiac. It blends well with cedarwood, sandalwood, frankincense, geranium, rosemary, mandarin and ylang ylang. Rosewood has a warm and woody scent, with floral and fruity undertones, and is popular in the natural skin care & botanical perfume industry. Research in 1995 resulted in this oil showing the highest inhibition rate when tested against bacterial growth. Avoid in pregnancy; possible irritant to sensitive skin.



SPEARMINT


Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Plant Part Used: Flower Head
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: USA
Spearmint essential oil is considered a local/topical anesthetic, antispasmodic, decongestant and astringent. It is an uplifting, cheering oil, ideal for alleviating fatigue and depression. It is preferred above peppermint for use with children, especially for gastro-intestinal relief.

TANGERINE


Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
Plant Part Used: Crude Peel
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Origin: Italy
Tangerine can be depended used for it's refreshing and rejuvenating characteristics. Its aroma clears the mind and can help to eliminate emotional confusion. Aromatherapists also consider it to be very comforting, soothing and warming. Tangerine is frequently used in perfumes, soaps, and as an antispasmodic.


TURMERIC


Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
Plant Part: Root
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: India
Turmeric Essential Oil is famous for it's use as a spice in Eastern cuisine and is used as a relaxant and balancer. Traditionally used in India as an antiseptic and for skin care. It blends well with other spices & ylang ylang. Turmeric has potential irritating and toxic qualities when used in concentrated dilutions so please use in low concentrations and avoid use altogether during pregnancy.

VETIVER


Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides
Plant Part Used : Root
Origin: Java
This oil has a deep, smoky earth scent. It is a fantastic men's botanical fragrance, and is commonly used as a perfume fixative. Used topically, Vetiver Essential Oil can help with acne, cuts, oily skin, wounds and other skin problems. It is extremely popular in the aromatherapy and perfume industries for it's calming, grounding, protective, soothing, uplifting, relaxing & comforting qualities.



WINTERGREEN


Botanical Name: Gaultheria Procumbens
Origin : India
Wintergreen grows wild all around the Northeast. It has been popular throughout history among Native Indians and wise women in traditional folk remedies and can be found in modern times in toothpastes & breath fresheners. Wintergreen Oil can be used externally as a pain reliever; Methyl Salicylate is the chemical component which acts as a pain reliever. Do not use during pregnancy.


YLANG YLANG


Botanical Name: Cananga Odorata
Origin: France
Our Ylang Ylang Extra oil is created through the first steam distillation of fresh flowers and is of the highest quality. This is the freshest smelling distillation, as 2nd and 3rd distillations often smell of wilted flowers or too sweet - as opposed Ylang Ylang Extra's intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers. Ylang Ylang is infamous as an aphrodisiac, sedative, and is highly euphoric, and is also well known for it's frequent use in the perfume industry.

TOP 5 ESSENTIAL OILS


Aromatherapy is ~
the topical or inhaled use of essential oils for their beneficial effect on energy, mood, and physiological and psychological well being.
Essential oils are highly concentrated plant essences
extracted from the flowers, roots, rhizomes, leaves, bark, and fruits of fragrant medicinal plants. Essential oils can truly enhance your daily living either as an environmental fragrance, personal perfume, therapeutic application or a bath & beauty product.
Aromatherapy is plant based healing in it's most concentrated form.

Essential Oils 101
~the essential five ~

LAVENDER
lavender is beneficial for headaches,
stress reduction, and soothing burns,
as well as a wide variety of skin complaints.

PEPPERMINT
Aids digestion, respiration, and circulation.
Soothing & calming for sore and tired muscles.

ROMAN CHAMOMILE
Very safe and effective anti--inflammatory
and relaxant for children and adults of all ages.
Also useful for inducing a calm restful state
and helpful in cases of mild stomach upset.

ROSEMARY
Invaluable for hair and skin. Stimulates circulation
and can also be used as an expectorant.

TEA TREE
Widely known for it's anti-septic properties,
tea tree oil is also
anti-bacterial and anti-fungal in nature.
Tea Tree can be used to help stimulate the immune system as well.

* NEVER APPLY UNDILUTED ESSENTIAL OILS TO YOUR SKIN
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF LAVENDER AND TEA TREE OIL*

*ALL 'ESSENTIAL 5' OILS ARE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR CHILDREN IN LOW (.5 - 1%) DILUTIONS.*

*DO NOT USE PEPPERMINT OR ROSEMARY DURING THE FIRST 4 MONTHS OF PREGNANCY*

SIGNIFICANCE & SYMBOLISM OF POPULAR OILS




Rosewood - uplifting, stimulating, aphrodisiac
Frankincense - Restoring, relaxing, helps to induce a meditative state and even breathing patterns
Ylang Ylang - Soothing, exotic and floral, aphrodisiac
Bergamot - member of the citrus family, stimulating + de-stressing.
Excellent drying agent for oily complexions
Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, and other citrus - cheering, energizing, mentally stimulating
Lemongrass - sedating, insect repellent, brings relief to sore muscles & headaches
Eucalyptus - healing & restoration for wounds, muscle sprains & strains, as well as insect bites & stings
Nutmeg - warm, comforting & euphoric
Basil - insect repellent, tonic for nerves & sleep aid
Camphor - eases sore muscles & chest congestion, a natural source of menthol
Neroli - aphrodisiac, tones aging skin, mood lifter, soothing to the gastro-intestinal system
Citronella - widely known as an insect repellent, also valuable in staving off infections such as common cold & flu viruses
Jasmine - intoxicating aroma, balancing for the emotions and mood enhancing, also an aphrodisiac
Hyssop - widely used in biblical times, it is a psychological regulator which helps restore balance to the nervous system
Juniper - valued for skin disorders and eczema. Can be used as an appetite suppressant
Melissa/Lemon Balm - Studies show impressive improvement when used with children with ADHD in a classroom setting
Geranium - reduces symptoms of PMS, expedites healing in skin conditions
Anise - use in moderation for muscle pain and indigestion
Pine - combats fatigue and sore muscles
Patchouli - rich, powerfully earthy fragrance that calms the nerves
Sage - Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, invaluable in skin care
Sandalwood - powerful aphrodisiac for men, soothing for irritated skin
Clove - infamous throughout history for it's use as a dental pain killer, also antibacterial and antibiotic
Ginger - stimulating to both digestive & circulatory system

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