Essential Oil Discriptions and Uses
IMPORTANT: Rainbow SkyTrading’s products are for external use only unless otherwise advised differently. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner without approval. Though many of our products are produced to Food Grade standards, we still recommend our products for external use only. IMPORTANT NOTE ON QUALITY NOT all oils are created equal. Because of a lack of industry standards and a lack of regulation on terms such as "natural" or "pure", much of what you find at the drug store, health food store and regular stores and NOT a therapeutic grade of essential oil and may lack real quality or even contain contaminants or adulterants (way more common than you'd think).Still pure essential just not what need for healing quality’s… A LOT goes into creating a high quality essential oil. A good brand should follow these guidelines: Proper plant varieties. Each plant grown indigenously for the healthiest plant Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, gmo free. Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules Third-party testing of every batch that’s what Rainbow Sky offers in their oils. Rainbow Sky Offers both THERAPERUTIC for healing purposes and Body Ready for aroma fragrances. A typical blend is 2% essential oil in a carrier oil for on skin.(sweet almond, jojoba, apricot, hemp, argan, grapeseed & for massage I use coconut this means 5/8 dram of EO I use 8 oz of carrier oil or 2-5 drops per TBS. Test if using on skin for sensitivity. IMPORTANT: Rainbow Sky products are for external use only unless otherwise advised differently by a qualified physician. . This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner without approval. Though many of our products are produced to Food Grade standards, we still recommend our products for external use only. www.rainbowskytading.com 724 974-8864. Member of the NAHC, Vicki Meals HHC – ATC (holistic health coach and aroma therapy consultant.) NOTE: Therapeutic grade must be stored in a heavy grade amber glass bottle or metal lined, & kept in dark cool place
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New to aromatherapy or just want to try essential oils? Your search is over! This sample kit is the perfect economical introduction to the fascinating world of therapeutic essential oils & aromatherapy. From the wide array of essential oils on our website, we have selected the 24 top selling & widely used essential oils for you to try. Each essential oil comes in a 5/8 dram bottle. You save when you buy this kit instead of individual oils! Sample #1 Essential Oils: • Bergamot • Eucalyptus • Lavender • Lemongrass • Rosemary • Orange • Cedarwood • Tea Tree • Grapefruit • Frankincense • Peppermint supreme • Clove •1/3 oz carrier oil. Sample kit #2 Black Pepper • Pine • Ylang Ylang • Basil • Vetiver • Spearmint • Lime • Thyme • Lemon • Jasmine• Clary Sage • Cinnamon Bark •1/3 oz carrier oil.. Note: Jasmine & YlangYlang are very pricey 2/8 dram of oil in kit. Sample #3 Kit : • Black Pepper • Pine • YlangYlang • Basil • Vetiver • Spearmint • Lime • Thyme • Lemon • Jasmine• Clary Sage • Cinnamon Bark •1/3 oz carrier oil. Note Rose & Wormwood are very pricey 2/8 dram in kit. CAUTION: We highly recommend use essential oils in dilution. A typical blend is 2% essential oil in a carrier oil for on skin.(sweet almond, jojoba, apricot, hemp, & massage I use coconut this means 5/8 dram of EO I use 8 oz of carrier oil or 2-5 drops per TBS. Test if using on skin for sensitivity. But we not limited to these kits check under therapeutic & don’t see it ask. Sky@rainbowskytrading.com or email@example.com .
•Black Pepper Botanical Name: Piper nigrum Main Constituents: a-Pinene: 15.9% Limonene: 15.8%vb-Caryophyllene: 15.8% Plant Part: Dried Berries Processing Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits . Rich source of antioxidants. Supports healthy circulation. Aids digestion. Enhances food flavor. Soothes anxious feelings. Emotional Benefits Aromatically, black pepper essential oil helps people to examine things with clarity and honesty. It allows a person to take off their own facade or mask, share their true thoughts and emotions, and unblock the flow of growth in this way. It might help a person who is dealing with repressed memories or emotions, allowing them to dig deep into their past or their present It can help uncover hidden truths or face patterns or habits with courage. Precautions of Black Pepper Essential Oil Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Popular Uses of Black Pepper Essential Oil Combine one to two drops with fractionated coconut oil to soothe muscles and joints or to warm the skin during cold weather. Diffuse or inhale directly to soothe anxious feelings Take one to two drops in veggie caps daily when seasonal threats are high.Add to meats, soups, entrees, and salads to enhance food flavor and aid digestion. Diffuse, or dilute 1 drop and rub over the heart center as desired for emotional support. Consider massaging 1-2 drops into the soles of the feet daily, or diffusing as needed for increased energy. Inspiration for Using Black Pepper Essential Oil For a muscle rub: In a 5 ml roller bottle; add 5 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Clove, 5 drops Wintergreen and 3 drops Black Pepper essential oils. Top with carrier oil. To summon inner strength, diffuse; 2 drops Basil, 2 drops Bergamot, 1 drop Cinnamon, 1 drop Lemon and 1 drop Black Pepper. Blend into coconut oil or basic salve recipe to warm and promote circulation.
.Pine Botanical Name: Pinus sylve Main Constituents:a-pinene: 41.54% b-pinene: 24.61% Plant Part: Needles and Twigs Processing Distilled Pine oil, on the other hand, is extracted through steam distillation of the needle like foliage of the pine tree. Uses of Pine Oil: Pine oil can be used as a Fragrance in soaps, creams, detergents, and many pharmaceutical preparations. Analgesic ointments, nasal decongestants, and cough and cold medicines. .Insect repellant - To protect your wool sweaters from moths and other insects, pour 10 drops of pine oil onto small pieces of untreated wood. Place the pieces of wood in your closets or drawers. Air freshener Eliminate the awlful smell of cigarettes and stale air by adding four drops of pine oil to one cup of water. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle, shake it well, and spray it to instantly freshen up your room. Avoid spraying it on furniture. Massage oil before and after exercise: Create a pre and post workout massage oil to prevent or soothe strained muscles. Add three drops of pine oil, juniper-berry oil, and rosemary oil in two ounces of jojoba oil. Benefits of Pine Oil - Pine oil has antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-neuralgic, and anti-rheumatic properties. It also works as a good decongestant and expectorant for respiratory ailments. In addition, pine oil is praised for its ability to naturally: Ease muscular stiffness and rheumatism. Relax the body when added in bath. Stimulate healthy metabolism. Boost activity levels. Help eliminate excess water, uric acid, salt, and fat through urination. Neutralize free radicals with its rich antioxidant capacity. Cure urinary tract infection (UTI). What pine oil is that it's a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent, which makes it a potential substitute for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that comes with loads of devastating side effects
•YlangYlang Botanical Name: Cananga odorata Main Constituents: Germacrene-D: 19.5% β-caryophyllene: 16.9% Plant Part: Flowers Processing Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Helps balance hormones. Promotes healthy skin and hair. Lifts mood while having a calming effect. Emotional Benefits On a strictly emotional and spiritual level, ylang ylang essential oil is truly the oil of the heart (the best in my opinion). It can help us connect to our own heart, process things from the heart, and heal emotional traumas. It's also thought to be the oil of the inner child, helping us connect to our own sense of inner joy and being in the moment, as children so easily do. This allows us to play, release bottled up emotions, and move back into our sense of trust in the process of Life. Complimentary Oils Ylang Ylang blends well, with Bergamot, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Marjoram, Sandalwood, and Vetiver essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include Lavender, Bergamot, Geranium, or Vetiver essential oils. Precautions of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Put Ylang Ylang into an Epsom Salt bath for relaxation. Refresh your skin with an aromatherapy steam facial using Ylang Ylang essential oil. Put on your wrists for a sweet and floral perfume. Add Ylang Ylang to fractionated coconut oil for a deep hair conditioner Massage into the shoulders or back, apply to the feet, or use aromatically to promote peace. (I've even tried tossing it at the heads of cranky people, but that didn't go over well.) For emotional balance, I find that ylang ylang oil is best used either over the heart or aromatically (even inhaled directly from the bottle). Inspiration for Using Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Romantic Bath: Mix 10 drops each Ylang Ylang and Geranium essential oils along with 15 dropsGrapefruit essential oil into 2 cups of Epsom salt. Pour under running hot water. Dissolve salt completely before bathing. Soak 15-30 minutes Aphrodisiac Massage Oil: Mix 5 drops Ylang Ylang, 3 drops Sandalwood, and 3 drops Wild Orange in 1 tsp of carrier oil. Massage on inner thighs. Joyful Diffuser Blend: 2 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Grapefruit, and 1 drop Ylang Ylang.
Basil Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum L. Main Constituents: Methyl chavicol: 73.78% Linalool: 20.6% Plant Part: Leaves Processing Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits: .Soothes sore muscles and joints. Assists with clear breathing. Acts as a cooling agent for the skin. Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings. Emotional Benefits Emotionally and spiritually, basil essential oils are helpful in dealing with feelings of anxiousness, fear, or nervousness, and has been said to be the oil of "renewal". It is strengthening and calming to the heart and mind, making it perfect for overwhelm, stress, fatigue, and may even assist a person in their efforts to overcome addiction. We've used them for everything from the First-Day-of-High-School jitters (my son) to Learning-to-Drive-a-Stick stress (me, thankyouverymuch). Complimentary Oils Basil blends well with Bergamot, Cypress, White Fir, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemongrass,Peppermint, and Wintergreen essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Cilantro, Spearmint, Thyme, Rosemary, & Orange. Precautions of Basil Essential Oil Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Popular Uses of Basil Essential Oil. Diffuse to sharpen focus while studying or reading. Apply to minor skin irritations. For sensitive skin, dilute with fractionated coconut oil.Apply to fatigued or sore muscles and joints. Diffuse or apply topically to promote clear breathing (yes, it will make you hungry for caprese).Use basil essential oils topically on the feet or by diffusing them aromatically to fight fatigue.Use 1-3 drops in a recipe in place of fresh or dried basil for flavor.Use aromatically or massage over solar plexus and heart as needed for fear.Inspiration for Using Basil Essential Oil Add 2 drops each Basil and Peppermint into 2 quarts of Iced tea for a refreshing drink.For a Household Cleaning Spray, combine in a glass spray bottle: 2 cups of filtered water 1 cup of white vinegar. 20+ drops of lemon essential oil 15+ drops of basil essential oil For a focus and study aid try diffusing drops Lemon, 3 drops Basil & 2 drops Rosemary essential oil.
•Vetiver Botanical Name: Vetiveria Zizanoides Plant Part: Root Processing Method: Steam distilled Primary Benefits Supports healthy circulation. Calming, grounding effect on emotions. Immune-enhancing properties. Emotional Benefits Vetiver is a deeply grounding oil, often used to promote restful sleep, but equally helpful when you feel restless in life. It can help bring you back down to earth to find a comfortable footing in your own role and path. It can help you relax and sleep deeper. It can sometimes give you the craziest dreams ever. It's an interesting little fella.As a result of these properties, Vetiver essential oil may help a person who lacks motivation, struggles with apathy or a feeling of "why bother", or who feels disconnected by first allowing them to find that sense of deep and meaningful connection in their body and with the earth, a strong foundation to build the rest of life upon. It might also help someone settle in, dig deep, or become conscious of the unconscious. And it's kind of a heavy hitter in this arena, so if you want to keep your unconscious comfortably unconscious, you might wanna avoid this one. Complimentary Oils Vetiver essential oil blends well with Clary Sage, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. In addition to Vetiver essential oil, also consider trying Frankincense or Lavender.Precautions of Vetiver Essential Oil Use with caution during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Vetiver Essential Oil Add 1–2 drops to tea or hot drinks during winter time to promote immunity. Use as a massage oil to promote circulation and calm emotions. Take a warm bath with a few drops of Vetiver essential oil for deep relaxation.Diffuse with Lavender and Wild Orange to calm emotions and lessen stress. Use a toothpick to help get the desired amount out of container if Vetiver is too thick to get out of the bottle. A little goes a long way. The earthy, slightly lemony fragrance is said to have been used for centuries in India. Dab on your wrists or neck. Try blending it with a floral aroma like Ylang Ylang or Clary Sage, or even a citrus like Bergamot. Its cleansing properties help gently cleanse the face. Test for sensitivity and mix one drop in 3 drops of coconut oil and apply to a freshly washed face. Inspiration for Using Vetiver Essential Oil Diffuser blend: 5 drops Lemon with 3 drop Vetiver in diffuser for a fresh rainfall felling. Sleepy Time Salve: Mix 1/2 cup coconut essential oil with 1/4 cup beeswax and heat until thoroughly mixed. While cooling, mix in 10 drops Vetiver and Lavender essential oils.PH Balancing Deodorant: Combine 1 cup of water with one tbsp vinegar and 1 TB baking soda. Mix thoroughly then add 10 drops each of Vetiver and Orange essential oil. Pour into spray bottle and spritz for use. •Spearmint Botanical Name: Mentha spicata Main Constituents: l-carvone: 58.94% Plant Part: Leaves Processing Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset. Supports healthy respiratory function. Provides a refreshing aroma that clears the mind and uplifts mood. Promotes oral health. Emotional Benefits Emotionally, it can help uplift a person's mood, especially if they are suffering depression, stress, or mental exhaustion. It can be energizing, revitalizing, and maybe even encouraging. Many feel it inspires a sharpness of mind and confidence in sharing your thoughts or "putting yourself out there". (Having fresh breath might help that one, too.) Complimentary Oils Spearmint blends well with Basil, Lavender, Peppermint, and Rosemary essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include Peppermint or Wintergreen essential oils. Precautions of Spearmint Essential Oil Use caution with pregnancy. Not recommended for infants or young children. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Spearmint Essential Oil Diffuse to promote focus and uplift mood. Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for healthy gums and fresh breath Add a drop or two to any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée for flavoring and to promote digestion. For occasional stomach upset, add 1–2 drops to water and drink. Diffuse as desired or dilute and massage over solar plexus or heart for confidence or courage. Add a 1-4 drops to a pitcher of ice tea for a healthy, minty flavor.Inspiration for Using Spearmint Essential Oil Craving Curber Diffuser Blend: 3 drops Grapefruit, 3 drops Lemon, 1 drop Spearmint and 1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oils.Homemade Mint Toothpaste: Mix together, 3 Tbsp coconut oil, 3 Tbsp Baking Soda, 5-10 drops eachPeppermint and Spearmint essential oils. To Freshen Breath: Add 4 drop Spearmint, 2 drops Orange and 2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oils to either 4 oz of water or 2 Tbsp of coconut oil, swish after brushing. • Lime Limonene: 75% Plant Part: Fruit Peel Processing Method: Cold Pressed • Primary Benefits A powerful antioxidant that supports. healthy immune function. Positively affects mood with stimulating and refreshing properties. Used as an aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser. Promotes emotional balance and well-being. Emotional Benefits Emotionally, it's said to enliven a person's appetite for life and playfulness. It helps a person get out from under stagnant energies - including grief, despair, apathy, and more - and regain their courage to embrace their zest for the goodness Life offers. It's an oil that couples well with the heart center, in my experience, clearing trapped emotions and allowing a person to open up again.In these ways it may be useful for someone dealing with low vibrational emotions, fatigue, overwhelm, or a heavy heart, and stimulate a person's personal drive in fun, healthy, and heart-focused ways. Complimentary Oils Lime essential oil blends well with Citronella, Clary Sage, Rosemary, and Lavender essential oils as well as other citrus oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include Lemon or Orange essential oils. Precautions of Lime Essential Oil As with all citrus oils, avoid direct sunlight at least 12 hours after use. Can cause skin irritation in some people, especially children. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Lime Essential Oil Diffuse to cleanse the air and uplift your mood. Put some Lime on a cotton pad to help remove grease spots and sticker residue. Add a drop of Lime to your drinking water for enhanced flavor and antioxidants. Add 1 drop to your shampoo for added cleansing properties. Because of the uplifting quality of citrus oils, diffusing lime can be beneficial for high-stress situations at home or work. Support the emotional and spiritual aspects of a person by diffusing lime, or using it topically or internally on a daily basis. Inspiration for Using Lime Essential Oil Ginger Lime Body Scrub: Mix together; 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, 15 drops Lime essential oil, 10 drops Ginger Oil. Store in and air tight glass container. Zen Roller Blend: Add 6 drops each Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot, and 2 drops Hawaiian Sandalwood in 10ml roller bottle. Top with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to wrists and behind ears for an uplifting and peaceful feeling. Clarity Diffuser Blend: 1 drop each Orange, Lime, Lemon, and Grapefruit essential oils.
• Lemon Botanical Name: Citrus limonum Main Constituents: Limonene: 55 - 70% Plant Part: Fruit Peel Processing Method: Cold Pressed Primary Benefits Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion Supports healthy respiratory function Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability Emotional Benefits Emotionally and spiritually, lemon essential oil promotes focus and clarity. Its uplifting effects awaken the senses, clear the mind of distractions, and help a person tune in to the task at hand. It helps a person to overcome confusion or doubt, fatigue, overwhelm, and lack of enthusiasm, as well as helps to clear self-doubt, limiting beliefs, stagnant energy, and rigidness in the mind, heart, or body. It's great for bad moods, "blah" moods, or lethargy. Complimentary Oils Lemon essential oil blends well with Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Peppermint,Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include:Frankincense, Orange, Lime, or Peppermint essential oils. Precautions of Lemon Essential Oil Avoid contact with direct sunlight for 12+ hours after use. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Lemon Essential Oil Diffuse or take internally with Peppermint and Lavender to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort. Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes. Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments .Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals. Diffuse several drops as desired, or massage over the heart center daily to increase connection. For Feelings of isolation, massage 1 drop over the heart center of diffuse several drops during times of emotional stress. Inspiration for Using Lemon Essential Oil Simple Wood Polish: In large glass spray bottle, mix; 3/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar, 30-40 drops Lemon essential oil.Uplifting Diffuser Blend: 2 drops each Orange, Bergamot, and Lemon. Strawberry Lemon Cooler: In your favorite blender, blend 1/2 cup strawberries, 4 cups water, and 2-4 drops Lemon essential oil. Strain into glasses w/ ice.
• Jasmine Botanical Name: Jasminum grandiflorum Plant Part: Flowers Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction Description: Jasmine Grandiflorum is a beautiful plant; its flowers bloom in the early dawn as opposed to Jasmine Sambac that blooms in the evening. Primary Benefits Frequently used in massage therapy and to support muscles and joints. Supports circulatory system Supports respiratory function. Beneficial for oily skin conditions Stimulating aroma promotes feelings of strength, warmth, and vitality. Emotional Benefits In addition to the physical support Jasmine essential oil offers, its aromatic affect on the nonphysical are quite interesting as well. It's said to be the oil of support, helping you find your own inner support and strength, rooting yourself into your own center and allowing you to seek, find, and receive support in new ways. Like White Fir, it can also support you in breaking generational patterns, and bring healing to relationships. It will assist you in processing and overcoming feeling unsupported, alone, or rejected, but also in being flexible while sturdy and grounded. It may also help when you're feeling scattered, overwhelmed, unsupported, resistant toward or lack of connection with others, challenge around trust, and so on. Complimentary Oils Jasmine essential oil blends well with Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lemongrass, Geranium, Helichrysum,Melissa, Wild Orange, Rose, and Spearmint essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Frankincense, Bergamot, Geranium, Rose, or Helichrysum essential oils. Precautions of Jasmine Essential Oil Although many high-quality brands may be "generally recognized as safe" for internal use by the FDA (21CFR182.20), I personally would NOT recommend using Jasmine Absolute internally in case of a sensitivity to any minute traces of the extracting solvent left behind. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Jasmine Essential Oil Precautions of Jasmine Essential Oil Although many high-quality brands may be "generally recognized as safe" for internal use by the FDA (21CFR182.20), I personally would NOT recommend using Jasmine Absolute internally in case of a sensitivity to any minute traces of the extracting solvent left behind. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Jasmine Essential Oil Apply to the abdomen to manage the symptoms of PMS. Combine one drop with conditioner in the palm of hand, then apply to hair and scalp for added nourishing and moisturizing benefits. Dab one to two drops on fine lines and wrinkles and décolletage before applying facial moisturizer. Apply to pulse points to soothe nervous tension and uplift mood. Place a dab of jasmine absolute in the hands, rub together, rub over the nose and mouth and inhale deeply. Massage over the heart center for hope. Massage 1 drop of jasmine absolute over the heart center as desired for love .Inspiration for Using Jasmine Essential Oil Monthly Relief Massage Blend: In 10 ml roller bottle mix 2 drops Jasmine and 4 drops Marjoram essential oil. Top with carrier oil. Massage into abdomen and/or lower back as needed. (Also consider adding fennel or clary sage for hormonal support.) Romantic Diffuser Blend: 1 each drop Jasmine, Patchouli, and Orange essential oils. Foaming Face Wash: Whisk together 8 oz mild, unscented, castile soap, 8 oz distilled water, 1 Tbsp sweet almond oil, 20 drops Jasmine and 10 drops Geranium essential oil. Pour into foaming soap dispenser. Apply to the abdomen to manage the symptoms of PMS. Combine one drop with conditioner in the palm of hand, then apply to hair and scalp for added nourishing and moisturizing benefits .Dab one to two drops on fine lines and wrinkles and décolletage before applying facial moisturizer.Apply to pulse points to soothe nervous tension and uplift mood. Place a dab of jasmine absolute in the hands, rub together, rub over the nose and mouth and inhale deeply. Massage over the heart center for hope. Massage 1 drop of jasmine absolute over the heart center as desired for love.
• Thyme Botanical Name: Thymus Satureiodes Coss Main Constituents: borneol: 26-30% Plant Part: Leaves Processing Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Cleansing and purifying effect for the skin Broad-spectrum activity in promoting winter-time health Use in flavoring. Emotional Benefits For emotional and spiritual uses, Thyme essential oil has been used for everything from courage and warding off nightmares, to energizing and revitalizing the soul, aiding focus and mental clarity, and uplifting moods. It's said to be the "oil of releasing and forgiveness", since it's a powerful cleanser and is thought to help a person "cleanse" blocked or stuck emotions. In this way it might help with the emotions that apply (anger, resentment, etc).Complimentary Oils Thyme blends well and may also be substituted with Bergamot, Melaleuca, Oregano, and Rosemary essential oils. Precautions of Thyme Essential Oil Considered a "hot" oil. Undiluted thyme essential oil will irritate skin. Avoid during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor if you have high blood pressure. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Thyme Essential Oil Use 1–2 drops in meat and entrée dishes to add a fresh herbal flavor. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil then apply to targeted areas on the skin to purify and promote healthy skin. Add 2 drops to veggie capsules and take during winter time to promote immunity.Apply 1 diluted drop over the heart up to a few times a day for resentment. To stop snoring, apply one drop (possibly diluted) to the big toe before bed each night. Inspiration for Using Thyme Essential Oil Energy Boosting Diffuser Blend: 3- 4 drops each Thyme, Spearmint, and Lemongrass.Easy Hummus Dip: Add 1 drop Thyme and 1 drop Lemon to your store-bought or homemade hummus. Shampoo for Thin Hair: Combine 1/2 cup castile soap, 1/2 cup water or coconut milk, and stir. Then add in 16 drops Thyme and 8 drops Melaleuca essential oils.
Peppermint • Peppermint • Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis/piperita Main Constituents: l-menthol: 74.51% Plant Part: Herb Processing Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing Alleviates stomach upset. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health. Emotional Benefits Emotionally and spiritually, the essential oil of peppermint is uplifting and rejuvenating to the heart and mind. It helps a person rise above stress, pain, sadness, or fear, and regain the sense of zest and joy for Life and their role in it. In this way it may be good for someone experiencing grief, hopelessness, and even pessimism, or even help a person digest the happenings of their life with trust and understanding both in their ability to manage what comes their way, as well as for the process of Life itself. If you tend to experience emotional stress in your digestive system (like "knots in your stomach" perhaps), this can be a good one to use. Complimentary Oils In addition to essential oil of Peppermint, also consider trying Spearmint, Orange (for stress or uplifting), and Wintergreen. Precautions of Essential Oil of Peppermint Be aware that peppermint can cause the eyes to water, even when the oil is near but not in the eye. Use with caution if you're pregnant or nursing as oil of peppermint can decrease lactation (if this occurs try fennel essential oil to increase). Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. .Popular Uses of Peppermint Essential Oil. Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse. Rub on the stomach or take internally for occasional digestive discomfort. Add a drop of Peppermint to a homemade chocolate shake for a yummy twist. Rather than grabbing an unhealthy snack midafternoon, re-energize by applying Peppermint to the palms of hands and deeply inhaling. Use a drop or two on your temples to help enhance mental clarity. Inspiration For Using Peppermint Essential Oil Invigorating Lip Balm: Heat 2 Tbsp of oil with 1 Tbsp beeswax until combined then stir in 10 drops Peppermint essential oil. Use once cool and firm. Soothing Skin Salve: Combine 2 cups oil with 1/4 cup beeswax, heat until combined. While still hot, stir in 20 drops Peppermint and 15 drops Lavender essential oils. Cooling Spray: Combine water and peppermint in a spray bottle, mist for cooling effect. Some Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil: 1. Calm an upset tummy. Just one drop of peppermint oil rubbed on the stomach (diluted with coconut oil) or inhaled will help with indigestion, an upset stomach or other tummy upset. A must have when traveling! 2. Restore vitality in the mouth. When your breath is sharp and your mouth feels furry, peppermint oil mixed with water (and lemon oil) creates a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse that leaves a lasting crisp, clean feeling. Perfect when you can’t get to a toothbrush or you run out of mouthwash. Just swish and rinse. 3. It’s all about Air Flow. When breathing seem to be clogged, and the throat is scratchy, diffuse peppermint oil (or apply topically on the chest use coconut oil as a carrier oil) for almost immediate relief and revitalizing air flow.4. Cool the Joints. When the ravages of time wreak havoc on your joints, leaving that hot and achy feeling, peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil (use coconut oil as a carrier oil) cools like an ice bath, but you to stay warm and dry.5. Helps u Feel Full. Satiety. It’s about feeling full, and not overeating. The aroma of peppermint oil has the ability to make you feel full, faster especially if you breathe it in before or during a meal! 6. Cool Your Feet and Body. If you’ve been on your feel all day or religiously wear hard soled shoes, just add peppermint oil to a cold water compress to cool your overworked, over heated tootsies. 7. Wake Up. The invigorating aroma of peppermint is a wonderful, non-stimulating way to perk up on long drives, in school, during late night homework or any other time you need be up late night or day. 8. Energize Bathing. Some shampoo and conditioner combos can make you want to go back to sleep. No energy. No pep. No fun. Not good. Add peppermint to your potions to stimulate the scalp, energize and wake up! The oil is an antiseptic in nature, and can also help remove dandruff and itchy scalps. 9. Stuffy Nose Beware. Peppermint oil has the ability to relax smooth muscles in the body the same muscles that line our airways and become irritated. Peppermint oil (with lemon) should certainly be another arrow in your allergy treatment quiver! Just simply inhale for relief. 10. Headaches. Got a massive headache? A few drops of peppermint dabbed on your temples, neck and sinuses can quickly spring into action and chase that headache away! Be sure to use a carrier oil if you are sensitive. I like coconut oil, hemp seed or apricot. 11. Invigorate. The next time the children are a little unresponsive to all that is going on with school and homework, try spritzing a little peppermint on his shirt before study time or allowing him to inhale the aroma.12. Revitalizing. After a long day, add a drop of peppermint to your bath tub water and soak in the aroma. The refreshing peppermint vapor will make you feel cool, relaxed and energized again. 13. Coughing. If you are suffering from lingering coffee simply inhale peppermint oil and it will help open you up and calm your cough. I have also found sucking on peppermint helps too! 14. Before exercising. Inhaling peppermint oil prior to exercise immediately awakens your senses and gets you in your right mind so you can crank. 15. Curb snacks & appetite. When you get that mid-morning craving, diffuse peppermint oil to reign in the urge to snack on junk food, or anything else that might appear before you. 16. Sunburn and itch. If you have the after effects of a sunburn where skin is a little warm and itchy, apply a drop of peppermint oil mixed with lavender and coconut oil to cool, soothe and stop itching. 17. Stomach ache Relief. A drop of peppermint rubbed on the stomach can calm smooth stomach muscles and help dispel discomfort. I like to dilute with coconut oil or you can inhale it for the same result. 18. Add. Using a drop of peppermint oil and placing it in your lotion can really make a nice aroma and massages the skin nicely. 19. Ticks. If you find a tick has decided to make your skin its home, just give that tick a nice bath of peppermint oil diluted with coconut oil on a cotton swab. The tick will stop burrowing, remove its head and then he’s your to get out of there. 20. Bugs: Many household bugs do not like peppermint oil ants, aphids, beetles, plant lice, mice and cockroaches try to steer clear of peppermint. Just add to water in a spray bottle and spray where you think pests grace you with their presence! 21. Cleaning Naturally. Peppermint oil is a wonderful natural cleaning agent because it has antibacterial properties. Add to a water bottle and spray on counter tops and bathroom surfaces, scrub, and enjoy cleaner clean. 22. Sleep & Relaxation. If you find you are having a hard time sleeping, peppermint oil helps activate cold-sensitive receptors in the skin. When used this way, it may help with insomnia. Inhale before bedtime for better sleep. 23. Depression. Try peppermint oil (aromatically) to stimulate their mental sharpness and focus .Someone’s mental outlook can be a game changer. If they are shocked, stressed out or nervous, peppermint oil may help restore feelings of normalcy and balance. Use it aromatically. 24. Tame a Toothache. Peppermint oil can act as a concentrated natural pain killer and muscle relaxant, especially with painful gums, teething or recent dental work. You can use it directly on the gum with a carrier oil. 25. Relief. When used topically peppermint is a favorite for fresh relief from cramping, indigestion to diarrhea. Skip the antacids and go with peppermint oil! Dilute first with coconut or carrier oil. 26. Hot Mess & Ouchy Feeling. Massage peppermint oil diluted with coconut oil onto aching feet, joints, and strained muscles. 27. Lethargic. Feeling lethargic or in a brain fog? Peppermint has been known to improve blood circulation and awareness, leaving you with an energized, awake feeling. Use it aromatically.28. Spider. When you diffuse or spray peppermint, you’ll notice fewer spiders. They don’t like it. It’s safe, contains no harsh chemicals or pesticides. It doesn’t kill the spiders, but forces them out. Ps: We suggest that you dilute essential oils with a carrier oil and they are not intended to be used on small children (under age 5). Reminder a little goes a long way
Frankincense • Botanical Name: Boswellia serrata Main Constituents: a-Thujene: 62.82% Plant Part: Resin Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Primary Benefits Helps build and maintain a healthy immune system. Promotes cellular health. Reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Calming and soothing to the skin. Emotional Benefits Because of its emotional and spiritual affect, the high vibrational aroma of frankincense essential oil is commonly used in prayer and meditation, helping a person drop out of their mind and Ego and move into presence with their spirit or center of consciousness. It helps a person lean into their own spiritual practice with trust by dropping fear and other barriers to a deeper connection of one's own understanding. Complimentary Oils Frankincense essential oil blends well with all essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, s Precautions of Frankincense Essential Oil Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening or working to promote joint health. Can help promote youthful, radiant–looking skin and slow the signs of aging by reducing the appearance of skin imperfections. Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to relax and balance mood swings .Dry weather can take a toll on your nails. Try applying a drop of Frankincense to strengthen weak fingernails. Clear confusion by diffusing throughout the home, adding a dab to the shirt collar, or massaging behind the ears. Add a drop to steaming water, place a towel over your head, and inhale until the steam stops. Massage into the pads of feet and the toes for mood support. Inspiration for Using Frankincense Essential Oil Foaming Hand Soap: Mix 2 Cups water, 1/4 Cup Unscented liquid castile soap, and 5 drops each Lavender and Frankincense essential oils. Fill foaming soap dispenser. Autumn Diffuser Blend: 3 drops Frankincense, 2 drops White Fir, 1 drop Cedarwood. DIY Roll on Deodorant: Fill a 10 ml roller bottle 1/3 with Clary Sage, 1/3 equal parts Frankincense, Lemon, Lavender, and Patchouli, 1/3 fractionated coconut oil. Roll on underarms, you know...like deodorant. (Play with the ratios, with more dilution, as needed for sensitive skin.) Menstrual Discomfort Blend: Massage 2 drops Sandalwood and 2 drops Frankincense over the abdomen and lower back to ease discomfort. (Dilute as needed.). substitutes may include: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Lavender, or Vetiver essential oils. 1. Heal wounds from cuts, scrapes, and burns. For even greater benefit, apply Lavender essential oil first then layer Frankincense on top. The combination of these two oils together is amazing when it comes to healing wounds. 2. Reduce and fade scars. Continue use after the wound has healed to reduce and fade scarring. 3. Relieve the symptoms of gout. Mixed 50/50 with a carrier oil, Frankincense has been known to relieve the painful symptoms of gout. I know this is true because during our recent vacation, my husband had a flare-up of gout and after applying frank and coconut oil 4 times daily, the pain was all but gone within three days. 4. Foster strong immune system. The antiseptic properties of Frankincense make it ideal for supporting a strong immune system. Massage a few drops into the balls of your feet every day. In addition, try diffusing it throughout your home and especially in the bedroom at night. This is especially good during cold and flu season. And to treat cancer. 5. Stress and anxiety management. Apply a drop at the temples to relieve stress and evoke a feeling of calmness. You can also rub a few drops mixed in a carrier oil on the back of the neck when you feel anxious. Something else you can do is simply inhale the aroma of the oil by rubbing a drop or two between the palms of your hands then bringing them up to your nose and taking a deep breath. 6. Mitigate depression and feelings of helplessness. Apply a few drops to the back of the neck and especially around the brain stem two or more times daily. 7. Anti-aging. None of us likes to look old. Dabbing Frankincense on fine lines and wrinkles will make them less noticeable. A 50/50 blend with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil) in a glass roller ball is recommended. You can also add a drop of Frank to your daily moisturizer. 8. Replacement for NSAIDS/Advil. Frankincense is a powerful anti-Inflammatory and can be used to relieve conditions where pain and inflammation are present. 9. Colds and congestion. Put up to six drops in a sink or bowl filled with very hot water then bend over the sink with a towel draped over your head to contain the steam. Breathe in the vapors for at least five minutes, adding more hot water as needed. Be careful not to scald yourself; the water should be hot, not boiling. 10. Relieve itching. A single drop applied to the affected area will bring immediate relief. 11. Relieve arthritis pain and swelling. Mix with a carrier (such a Simple Salve or DIY healing salve) and rub into aching joints at night before bed and throughout the day, 12. Clear up cystic acne. Dab one drop on stubborn spots of cystic acne morning and night. According to my friend Wendy at Mom’s Essential Oils, this treatment cleared things up for her son in just two or three applications! 13. Relaxation. Add 5 or 6 drops to a diffuser and breath in the oil to open the senses and create a calming atmosphere. Perfect for quiet meditation. 14. Remove moles, skin tags, and warts. Apply a single drop 3 or 4 times a day until gone. Note that if the mole is dark and ragged around the edges and/or growing quickly, see your healthcare professional for an assessment and possible treatment. 15. Reduce swelling from insect bites. A single drop dabbed on an insect bite will reduce the swelling and stop the itching. 16. Enhance vision. I have seen many references to “studies” that indicate that Frankincense will improve vision and possibly eliminate the need for reading glasses. I could not find a single study myself, however. That said, my personal experience tells me that Frank will indeed improve vision and if my latest test results are accurate, using Frankincense along my optical bone and under my eye has halted, for now, the progression of glaucoma. Please take care not to get any oil in the eye itself. In this case, less is more. 17. Remove musty odors. Place a couple of drops in a small dish of water and the room will take on a much fresher smell.18. Restless leg syndrome. Apply 2 drops Frankincense with carrier oil to the bottom of each foot and massage each night to relieve restless leg syndrome. 19. Oral Health: Useful as preventative measure against oral health problems such as bad breath, toothaches, cavities, canker sores, and other infections. Try mixing with baking soda and coconut oil to make your own toothpaste. 20. Promote sleep and prevent insomnia. Diffuse frankincense at bedtime to help you slow down your breathing and relieve nervous tension and anxiety. You will sleep like a baby! 21. Boost the healing power of homemade remedies and beauty products. A few drops of Frankincense to salves, lip balms, and roller balls. It boosts the power of everything else! 22. Enhance the efficacy of other essential oils. The best is saved for last. Layer Frankincense over other essential oil to enhance that oil’s properties and drive the oils deeper into the cells. This layering will deliver amazing results for those times when you need to kick it up a notch. Frankincense Benefits For over 5,000 years, frankincense has had many vital uses that go well beyond just being an anointing oil. It was used to support the immune system, fight infection and cure disease, even as a potential natural treatment for cancer. Today, the most common frankincense benefits include: Reduces inflammation. Cancer-fighting properties Spiritual awareness. Boosts immunity. Fights infections. Improves anxiety. Heals skin and reduces acne and scarring. Natural Treatment of Cancer with Frankincense Oil. People who have added Boswellia serrata capsules and essential oils into their natural health cancer care plan may find themselves experiencing double-benefits from this amazing essential oil. For many cancer patients, there’s a time when the treatment becomes worse than the cancer itself. It is as this point that quality of life and symptom suppression is the focal point for many diagnosed with this deadly disease. Debilitating in-and-of itself, often the cancer treatment side effects can make having cancer absolutely miserable. Take, for instance, brain cancer patients who experience cerebral edema (swelling in the head) after having their tumors irradiated. Typically, these people are treated with dexamethasone and other corticosteroids to control the swelling, but this is done at a great cost because the deadly complications of steroids are limitless. Unfortunately, these people suffer toxic overload from the drugs that are supposed to help them in the first place and get headaches, migraines, and may even deal with blurred vision because of the steroid treatments. Thankfully, frankincense offers a natural, viable solution to this horrible issue. Back in 2011, the journal Cancer published the results of a 44 person clinical trial evaluating how brain swelling was effected by frankincense. Astoundingly, 60 percent of the patients displayed 75 percent reduction or greater in cerebral swelling after being treated with 4,200 milligrams per day of frankincense. ( APPROX 3 DROPS UNDER THE TONGUE) These results are so significant that scientists are urging the medical community to consider prescribing this potent essential oil instead of steroids for cancer patients assigned to radiation treatment.. We hope this spreads like wildfire within cancer treatment circles. Who knows what could happen if more people utilized this frankincense oil as a cancer natural treatment approach.
Grapefruit • Botanical Name: Citrus paradise/racemose Main Constituents: Limonene: 93.75% Plant Part: Peel Processing: Cold Pressed
Primary Benefits Cleanses and purifies. Beneficial for oily skin issues. Supports healthy metabolism. Helps reduce mental and physical fatigue. Emotional Benefits In addition to the physical support grapefruit offers, the emotional and spiritual support of this oil coincide beautifully. The aromatic effects include support of one's own sense of self-love and approval, especially in regards to loving and honoring our bodies. It can help a person hold their body in gratitude for all it does, treat it with honor and care, and therefore encourage healthy habits out of a sense of love, instead of self-hatred. Likewise, as with all citrus oils, it has an uplifting aroma which may help with feelings of anxiousness, bad moods, or stress, all of which impact our hormones and thus our weight. But it does so from a place of integrity and confidence, not self-loathing a belief we are not good enough as we are. Complimentary Oils Grapefruit essential oil blends well with: Basil, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Bergamot essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Basil, Orange, Peppermint, Bergamot, or Lemon essential oils. Precautions of Grapefruit Essential Oil As with all citrus essential oils, avoid contact with direct sunlight for 12+ hours after use. Grapefruit is said to NOT interfere with prescription drugs (particularly statin drugs) that interact poorly with the fruit or juice of grapefruit, but it's still advised to consult with or notify your doctor. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Grapefruit Essential Oil Diffuse to sharpen focus while studying. Writing or reading. Apply to insect bites or minor irritations. For sensitive skin, dilute with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to fatigued or sore muscles and joints. Diffuse or apply topically to help clear congested areas. For performance Stress, add to bath water, drop several drops in your water, diffuse, or massage over the solar plexus to balance the sense of self.Add 2-3 drops to a glass of water after a night drinking to support the detoxification systems of the body. Inspiration for Using Grapefruit Essential Oil Invigorating Body Scrub: Mix together; 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, 10 drops Peppermint Oil, 25 drops Grapefruit Oil. Store in air tight glass container. Spring diffuser blend: 1 drop Geranium, 2 drops Lemon, 1 drop Grapefruit essential oils. Romantic Bath: Mix 10 drops each Ylang Ylang and Geranium essential oils along with 15 drops Grapefruit essential oil into 2 cups of Epsom salt. Pour under running hot water. Dissolve salt completely before bathing. Soak 15-30 minutes.
Cedarwood • Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica Main Constituents: g- Himalachene: 10.1% Himalachene: 10.1% b- Himalachene: 45.95 Plant Part: Wood Processing Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Supports and maintains healthy respiratory function. Helps skin recover quickly. Promotes clear, healthy skin. Relaxing and soothing aroma is perfect for massage. Emotional Benefits Cedarwood essential oil benefits our nonphysical bodies as well. Emotionally, cedarwood is said to have a grounding, calming effect on the nervous system and is thought to have the spiritual affect of bringing people together. It may help individuals feel strong and confident in themselves, while still reaching out for connection and support from those around them, both rooting a person and opening their heart. In this way it may support a person in overcoming tendencies to hide away, to hold their cards close to their chest, or to mistrust. It may help create a sense of community and healthy relationship boundaries, or give a person the strength to examine their struggles with others, either personally or on a whole. Complimentary Oils Cedarwood blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Juniper Berry, Rosemary, and all floral essential oils .Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Vetiver, Juniper Berry, Sandalwood, or Cypress essential oils. Precautions of Cedarwood Essential Oil Use with caution during pregnancy, particularly in the 1st trimester. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil. Diffuse after a stressful day to relax the mind and body. Use with a carrier oil in massage therapy. Add 1–2 drops to facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties. Inhale directly or diffuse to promote healthy respiratory function. Inspiration for Using Cedarwood Essential Oil Make a Sleepy Time Rub! Whip together 1/3 coconut oil with 12 drops Lavender, 12 drops Cedarwood, 6 drops Orange essential oils. Place in glass storage container with an air tight lid. Massage on bottoms of feet or back before bedtime. Dusting Spray: Mix 1/3 cup water, 1/2 Tbsp liquid castile soap, 8 drops Orange, 4 drops Cedarwood, and 4 drops Lemon in a glass 4 oz. spray bottle .For a calming, mood enhancing blend try diffusing 2 drops each Arborvitae, Sandalwood, and essential oils.
Tea Tree • Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia Main Constituents: Terpinen-4-ol: 40.40% Plant Part: Leaves Processing: Steam Distilled • Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. Do not confuse the tea tree with the unrelated common tea plant that is used to make black and green teas.Tea tree oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete's foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings, boils, vaginal infections, recurrent herpes labialis, toothache, infections of the mouth and nose, sore throat, and for ear infections such as otitis media and otitis externa. Some people add it to bath water to treat cough, bronchial congestion, and pulmonary inflammation. For Health 1. Use a dab to treat acne. 2. An anti-fungal for treating Athlete’s Foot, eczema, various yeast infections, etc. 3. An antiseptic to be used on cuts and burns. 4. An anti-viral: it may lessen the symptoms of colds and flu. Try using a few drops in the bath. 5. Add to a vaporizer to loosen chest congestion. 6. Add a small amount to shampoo to destroy head lice.7. A small amount added to your bath can help with persistent body odor. 8. Treating sinus infection. 9. For dandruff and dry scalp. 10. In the form of aromatherapy, tea tree oil is used to treat colds, persistent coughs, acne, toothaches, and sunburn. For Cleaning 11. To create an all-purpose cleaner, combine 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil in 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. 12. Another version would be 14 ounces of water with 1 ounce of Murphy’s oil soap and 10 drops of tea tree oil. 13. Mix the above solution with kosher salt to scrub bathtub and bathroom tiles.14. Add a few drops to dishwasher dispenser, then fill with a green dishwashing soap. 15. A few drops added to each load of laundry leave your clothes smelling cleaner.16. Control mold with a tea tree oil/water spray. 17. Remove mustiness with that same tea tree oil/water spray.18. To keep germs at bay, spray it on high chairs, car seats, and other high traffic spots. 19. 15 drops in a quart of water can be an effective insect repellent.20. Be sure to take some with you when hiking and camping to put directly on insect bites or blisters.
Bergamot • Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia Main Constituents: Limonene: 39.67% Main Linalyl acetate: 27.64% Linalool: 10.81% Plant Part: Fruit Peel Processing Method: Cold Pressed Primary Benefits Calming and soothing aroma. Promotes healthy, clear skin. Frequently used in massage therapy for its calming benefits. Emotional Benefits Bergamot oil is all about one's sense of self: self-love, self-worth, self-acceptance, self-judgment, self-hatred. This oil helps us do the work necessary to step out of our fears of not being good enough, or our habits of holding back for fear of rejection of Who We Are, and helps us to learn to love and accept ourselves. It teaches us to find validation within, accept our own authenticity, and not spend so much time worrying about what others will think about it. It also helps us in processing and releasing fear, criticism, need for approval, shame, and emotional pain. It may also help with feeling like a failure, or feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, or worthlessness by helping us step into our own confidence, empowerment, ability to play bigger, self-approval and joyfulness. I wish I could just sprinkle this one over the whole world, like an Oily Godmother. Complimentary Bergamot blends well with Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Orange, Lemon, or Tangerine essential oils. Precautions of Bergamot Essential Oil Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Popular Uses of Bergamot Essential Oil Diffuse in the classroom, at work, or at home when stress levels or tension is high. Apply to the skin while showering and inhale deeply to experience its calming aroma while enjoying its purifying skin benefits. Change regular tea to Earl Grey with the addition of Bergamot. .Apply to the feet before bedtime or use with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a calming and relaxing massage .Add one to two drops to your favorite skin care product for added cleansing properties. .For SELF (worth, love, acceptance), inhale directly from a pendant or diffuser, apply several drops to the upper abdomen, or use on the soles of the feet 1-3 times a day. To diminish limited beliefs, inhale directly from the bottle several times a day, or apply 1-2 drops over the upper abdomen several times a day while you're moving through your inner work. Massage 1-2 drops of bergamot oil into the stomach as needed or with each meal to aid digestion.
Clove• Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum L. Main Constituents: Eugenol: 85.95% Plant Part: Leaves/Bud. Extraction: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Powerful antioxidant properties. Promotes circulation. Supports cardiovascular health. Helps soothe teeth and gums. Promotes oral health. Supports a healthy immune system. Emotional Benefits Energetically, mentally, and emotionally, clove is said to promote healthy boundaries, helping a person feel empowered and encouraged to stand strong and break patterns of being victimized by creating honoring their needs and speaking for themselves. It may also help a person struggling with codependency, or those who find themselves too dominating or crossing the boundaries of others by also learning to stand independent of others. Along these lines, it might help a person learn to not care so much about what others think, and learn to love and accept themselves. Complimentary Oils Clove Bud essential oil blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Cinnamon or Oregano essential oils. Precautions of Clove Essential Oil Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Clove Essential Oil Add one drop to toothpaste to promote oral health. Apply one drop to soothe teeth or gums. Place one drop of clove in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect. Take in veggie capsules to boost immunity during winter time. For boundaries, diffuse throughout the room or dilute and massage over solar plexus or heart. Diffuse throughout the room or inhale from the bottle as desired for courage. Take several drops in a veggie capsule with food each day, or dilute and massage over the liver or into the reflex points of the feet to support detoxification. Inspiration for Using Clove Essential Oil Thankful diffuser blend: 4 drops Orange, 2 drops Clove, 1 drop Cinnamon, 2 drops Lemon essential oils. Holiday diffuser blend: 1 drop Clove, 2 drops Cinnamon, 3 drops Orange essential oils .
Lavender • Botanical Name: Lavandula officinalis Main Constituents: Linalool: 31.97% Linalyl Acetate: 31.56% Plant Part: Flowers Processing Method: Steam Distillation Lavender oil is an incredible essential oil to use for our own health and wellness. It's among the gentlest of essential oils, but also one of the most powerful, making it a favorite of households for its health properties and uses of lavender essential oil. In fact, it's so popular and has so many potential uses, they say "when in doubt, try lavender". Its aroma should be sweet and floral (although cheaper brands are often very "twiggy" -for lack of a better word - due to poor harvest and distillation practices). It's popular for use in supporting the cardiovascular system, nervous system, emotions, and skin. Primary Benefits Widely used for its calming and relaxing. Qualities Soothes occasional skin irritations. Helps skin recover quickly. Eases muscle tension .Emotional Benefits Emotionally, lavender essential oil is said to be the oil of honest communication and expression. It calms a racing mind, allowing a person to settle into their heart and speak with gentleness and kindness. It also eases anxiety or fear, including fears of rejection, and allows a person to feel present, calm, and engaged in healthy ways. It increases a sense of security and peace, and in this way helps to build trust in one's self and others. Complimentary Oils Lavender essential oil blends well with most oils (especially citrus oils), Clary Sage, and Geranium. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Cardamom, Orange, Frankincense, or Chamomile essential oils. Precautions of Lavender Essential Oil Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Lavender Essential Oil and Herb Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet for a restful night’s sleep. Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand for minor and occasional skin irritations. .Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck to ease muscle tension. Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts. Lavender can help you to feel more grounded and focused, helping you concentrate and think clearly when used aromatically throughout the room or home, or just on your body. Diffuse pure lavender oil in the air or inhale directly for at least 30 seconds as needed to manage mood. Inspiration for Using Lavender Essential Oil Sleepy Time Linen Spray: Fill 4oz glass spray bottle with 3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Orange, 2 drops Chamomile and witch hazel. Spray on linens before bedtime to promote restful sleep .Lavender Lemonade: Mix all ingredients in a glass pitcher (or a BIG mason jar would be so cute!!) 1 cup raw honey, 12 cups water, Juice of 6 lemons, 1-2 drops Lavender essential oil or herb. Adjust to taste. As we can’t recommend internal use. Calming aromatherapy kids’ dough: in a bowl, mix 1 Cup Flour, 1Tbs. oil, 1 Cup water, 1/2 Cup Salt, 1 Tbs Cream of Tartar, Food coloring (if you if you want) 4-6 drops Lavender essential oil. Your kiddos will love playing w/ this fun and sweet smelling dough and reap the calming benefits as well. MOM”S Love this.
Lemongrass •Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus Plant Part: Leaves Extraction Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Supports healthy digestion, Soothes aching muscles and tendons , Purifies and tones skin, Emotional Benefits Emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, lemongrass is said to be the oil of energetic cleansing. In this way it might be helpful in clearing energy from a home, or letting go of negative energy you might be holding onto, which may help those feeling stuck, heavy, or low. Below is a longer list of possible or suggested lemongrass essential oil uses and benefits for more ideas on how to use this unique oil. Complimentary Oils Lemongrass essential oil blends well with Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Geranium, Lavender, and Rosemary essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Melaleuca, Fir, Cypress, or Rosemary essential oils. Precautions of Lemongrass Essential Oil Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Lemongrass Essential Oil. To help soothe sore joints or muscle strains, combine equal parts fractionated coconut oil and Lemongrass oil and rub topically on area of concern. Use to flavor entrées and meat dishes while promoting healthy digestion. Combine with Melaleuca and apply to toenails for clean, healthy nails. Rub or spritz on skin before going outside. Lemongrass essential oil naturally repels insects. To relieve despair, place 1 drop in the palm of your hand, rub hands together, and inhale softly for up to 30 seconds or longer as desired. Diffuse during study times. Place 1 drop in the palm of your hand, rub hands together, and inhale softly for up to 30 seconds or longer as desired. Inspiration for Using Lemongrass Essential Oil Soothing Post Workout Bath: Mix 10 drops each Lemongrass and Marjoram essential oils into 2 cups Epsom Salt. Pour under hot running water to dissolve salt completely. Soak 15-30 minutes. Refreshing Deodorant: Fill a 4 oz spray bottle with 10 drops Lemongrass and witch hazel. Spray underarms. Energy Boosting Diffuser Blend: 3-4 drops each Orange, Lemongrass, and Peppermint essential oils. Rosemary • Primary Benefits Supports healthy digestion. Supports healthy respiratory function. Helps reduce nervous tension and fatigue. Emotional Benefits Emotionally and spiritually, these affects spell the potential for mental expansion, clarity, and insight, something that can be especially useful during transition and change. It helps us to process what's happening around us and within us consciously, instead of burying it with distractions. In doing so it can create both a sense of trust in the process of Life, as well as confidence in our ability to navigate it with ease. Complimentary Oils Rosemary essential oil blends well with Basil, Frankincense, Lavender, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus essential oils. In addition to rosemary essential oil, also consider trying Eucalyptus and Bergamot. Precautions of Rosemary Essential Oil Avoid during pregnancy or if you have epilepsy. May cause issues if you have high blood pressure. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Rosemary Essential Oil Rub topically on bottom of feet or stomach to help with digestion. Diffuse Rosemary, or apply topically to help reduce tension, stress, and fatigue. Add 1–2 drops of Rosemary essential oil to meats and favorite entrees. But we recommend u use the herb. Add a single drop to the hands, rub together, and cup over the mouth and nose to flood the senses for up to a minute to assist with transitioning. Add a single drop of rosemary essential oil to the hands, rub together, and cup over the mouth and nose to flood the senses for up to a minute, in order to help alleviate the nerves. Inspiration for Using Rosemary Essential Oil Anti-Wrinkle Blend: Mix together equal parts Geranium, Sandalwood, Lavender, Frankincense, Rosemary, and Lemon essential oil. Dilute as needed and use topically. Rosemary Peppermint Shampoo: Combine 1/2 cup castile soap and 1/2 cup water or coconut milk and stir. Then add in 16 drops Rosemary and 2 drops Peppermint essential oil. Eye Serum: Mix together almond oil and 12 drops each of Rosemary and Lavender essential oil. Put in roller bottle and use on puffy or red skin under the eyes.
Orange • Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis Main Constituents: d-Limonene: 95.35% Plant Part: Fruit Peel Processing Method: Cold Pressed Primary Benefits Powerful cleanser and purifying agent. Protects against seasonal and environmental threats. High in antioxidants, which are essential to overall health. Uplifting to the mind and body. Emotional Benefits Energetically, wild orange is very uplifting to the mind and emotions. This can translate to an increase in physical energy, or an elevating mood. It's often said to be an oil of abundance, or possibility, opening a person's mind and heart to the potential that surrounds them, and their ability to accept the goodness Life is offering. This can affect a person on many levels, from helping you to release patterns of scarcity, money blocks, fear, and "not enough-ness", to stimulating your creativity, vision, and widening your perspective. It can also help a person tap into their own playfulness and sense of humor, so that challenges can be approached without the heaviness that often impacts our ability to navigate them. And it helps you tap into your authentic self, and come to learn that you are, in fact, "enough". Complimentary Oils Orange blends well with Cinnamon, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, and other citrus oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include Lavender, Lemon, Tangerine, or Bergamot essential oils. Precautions of Orange Essential Oil As with any citrus oil, it may cause photosensitivity when exposed to sunlight within 12+ hours of use. Use at night, or only on unexposed skin to avoid a reaction. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Orange Essential Oil . Use in an all-purpose spray to cleanse and purify surfaces. Add a drop to your water every day for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health. Diffuse to uplift mood and energy levels and to freshen the air. Energize the mind and body. Dispense one to two drops in the palm of your hand along with equal parts Peppermint and Frankincense. Rub palms together and inhale deeply from palms, then rub on the back of neck. Use topically over the solar plexus and lower abdomen each day, or before situations that cause self-doubt. Add a drop to a shirt collar, rub through the hair, or inhale from cupped hands in times of fear, doubt, or anxiety. Inspiration for Using Orange Essential Oil Refreshing Lip Balm: Heat 2 Tbsp of oil with 1 Tbsp beeswax until combined then stir in 10 drops Peppermint and 10 drops Orange essential oil. Use once cool and firm. Invigorating Body Scrub: Mix together 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, 15 drops Orange essential oil, 3 drops Cinnamon essential oil. Store in and air tight glass container. Joyful Diffuser Blend: 2 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Grapefruit, and 1 drop Orange.
Cinnamon Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum Main Constituents: Cinnamaldehyde: 65.60% Plant Part: Bark/Leaf Processing Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Promotes circulation both internally and when applied to the skin. Maintains a healthy immune system .Promotes oral health. Helps alleviate sore muscles and joints. Long used to flavor food and for its internal health benefits. Emotional Benefits Emotionally and spiritually, cinnamon oil is related to the lower chakras and can encourage self-acceptance or self-confidence, sexual expression, and the clearing of trapped emotions from past trauma. It also correlates to our sense of safety and security, which when out of balance, can leave a person feeling jealous, insecure, controlling, or unable to be vulnerable in relationships. So it may then be beneficial for supporting healthy relationships, health boundaries, and Complimentary Oils Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may healthy sexuality, as well. include: Cassia, Cypress, Frankincense, Wintergreen, or Orange essential oils. Precautions of Cinnamon Oil Always dilute. This oil is not generally suitable for children under 6 and should be diluted more for children over 6. Repeated or undiluted use can cause skin sensitization. Diffuse with caution as well, since this potent oil may irritate nasal passages (don't inale directly from bottle or diffuser). Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Cinnamon Oil Put 2 drops in empty veggie capsule for immune support. Use 1-2 drops in an empty veggie capsule or diluted over the abdomen to support pancreatic health. Place 1 drop Cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea and drink slowly to soothe your throat. Put 2–3 drops in a spray bottle for a quick and effective cleaning spray. Place one drop on your toothbrush then add toothpaste. Dilute with a carrier oil then apply to cold, achy joints during winter time. Cinnamon oil is said to be an aphrodisiac for many. (I can't vouch for that one yet.) Try aromatic or topical usage on a regular basis (lower abdomen may be okay but AVOID genitals until highly diluted - ouch!).Cooking; cinnamon oil is "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS) by the FDA, and a quality brand may be used in cooking. Start off with a single drop (or less, using a toothpick to grab a small amount) until you know your ratios. Inspiration for Using Cinnamon Oil Warm and Cozy Diffuser Blend: Diffuse 3 drops Cinnamon Bark, 2 drops White Fir and 2 drops Clove essential oils. Fall Inspired Room Spray: In a 16 oz glass spray bottle, combine 4 oz water, 4 oz witch hazel (or REALLY cheap Vodka... it’s deodorizing!), 20 drops Cinnamon, 15 drops Ginger, 15 drops Clove, 15 drops Wild Orange and 5 drops Cardamom essential oils. Warming and Relaxing Foot Soak: Mix 1/3 cup Epsom Salts with 3-5 drops each Cinnamon Bark and Rosemary essential oils.
Clary Sage : Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea Main onstituents: Linalool: 33.75% Linalyl acetate: 48.23% Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers Processing: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Soothes monthly discomfort associated with menstrual cycles. Helps balance hormones. Soothes nervous tension and lightens mood. Calming and soothing to the skin. Emotional Benefits But it's also loved for many non-physical uses. It's an oil all about "clarity", giving you the ability to see clearly what is muddled, or to look ahead with vision and clarity at the possibilities. Because Clary Sage oil is an oil for dispelling confusion and illusion, it's often used on the brow and during meditation, contemplation, or creative work. It can help us see possibilities that we struggle to find when we're lost in our own heads or thoughts and need to tap into something deeper, and can bring light to dark places we're struggling to move through. It helps us to open ourselves to intuition and inner wisdom to be guided by an understanding that is both deeper within and further beyond us. Complimentary Oils Clary Sage blends well with Bergamot, Wild Orange, Cypress, Geranium, and Sandalwood essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Fennel, Sandalwood, Lavender, or Frankincense.. Precautions of Clary Sage Essential Oil Use with caution during pregnancy, especially during first trimester or over abdomen, since clary sage can cause uterine contractions. Not for infants or toddlers. Avoid during or after use of alcohol. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Clary Sage Essential Oil For menstrual discomfort, rub three to five drops on the abdomen. Combine with Roman Chamomile and add to bath water for a stress-relieving bath. Apply to feet or pulse points to help balance hormones. Diffuse or apply to pillow at night for a restful sleep. Add to shampoo or hair conditioner to promote healthy hair and scalp. Combine with fractionated coconut oil to massage, soothe, or rejuvenate skin. Rub 1 drop of clary sage over the brow as often as every 1-4 hours during creative work. To address uncertainty, inhale directly from your hands and rub 1-2 drops over the brow as needed. For disconnection, rub 1-2 drops over the brow and/or heart before meditation or periods of relaxation or inner work. Inspiration for Using Clary Sage Essential Oil Meditation Blend: In a 5ml roller bottle, mix 2 drops each Frankincense, Melissa, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, and Orange essentials. Top with carrier oil. Deodorant Spray: In a glass spray bottle, mix 1/2 cup witch hazel, 1/4 cup aloe vera gel (or juice), 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 10 drops Clary Sage essential oil (one of the most effective deodorant essential oils that has a crisp, refreshing scent). Shake well before use.To lift the fog and raise spirits: diffuse 1 drop Clary Sage, 3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Orange and 2 drops Ginger.
Eucalyptus • Botanical Name: Eucalyptus radiate Main Constituents: 1, 8-Cineole: 71.30% Plant Part: oods and Leaves Processing Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits. Assists with clear breathing. Supports overall respiratory health. Soothes tired, sore muscles. Purifying and cleansing properties. Emotional Benefits Its aroma is more commonly known for it's support of the respiratory system and any issues involving it, as well as many skin related concerns. But aromatically, it has some interesting psychological benefits too. In particular, it relates to a person's willingness to be well. Many people may think that everyone desires to be well, but don't acknowledge the often underlying patterns that keep us perpetuating illness. It might be out of a lack of self-love, feelings of "selfishness", hypochondria, or even a lesson that many people learn that says illness is what gains you love and attention. Eucalyptus oil uses may then include helping a person regain their own health empowerment, self-approval and self-love, release patterns of neediness to those who can't or aren't willing to love or care for them, and even move past patterns that keep a person in a role of victim to people or circumstances. Complimentary Oils Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Rosemary, Melaleuca, Lemon, or Cardamom essential oils. Eucalyptus is a tree. The dried leaves and oil are used to make medicine. Though eucalyptus is used medicinally for many purposes, there isn't enough scientific evidence so far to rate it as effective for any of them. Eucalyptus leaf is used for infections, fever, upset stomach, and to help loosen coughs. The leaf is also used for treating respiratory tract infections, whooping cough,asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, osteoarthritis, joint pain (rheumatism), acne, wounds, poorly healing ulcers, burns, bacterial dysentery, ringworms, liver andgallbladder problems, loss of appetite, and cancer. Eucalyptus oil should not be taken by mouth or applied to the skin full-strength. It must be diluted for safety. The diluted oil is taken by mouth for pain and swelling (inflammation) of respiratory tract mucous membranes, coughs, bronchitis, sinus pain and inflammation, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and respiratory infections. It is also used as an expectorant to loosen coughs, antiseptic, fever reducer, and in vaporizer fluids. Other uses include treatment of wounds, burns, ulcers, and cancer.Diluted eucalyptus oil is applied directly to the skin for pain and swelling of respiratory tract mucous membranes, joint pain, genital herpes, and nasal stuffiness. It is also used as an insect repellent. In dentistry, eucalyptus oil is included in products used as sealers and solvents for root canal fillings. .In foods, dried eucalyptus leaf is used as a flavoring agent. In manufacturing, eucalyptus oil is used as a fragrance in perfumes and cosmetics. It is also used as a mouthwash, antiseptic, liniment and ointment, and in toothpaste,cough drops, and lozenges. How does it work? Eucalyptus leaf contains chemicals that might help control blood sugar. It also contains chemicals that might have activity against bacteria and fungi. Eucalyptus oil contains chemicals that might help pain and inflammation. It might also block chemicals that cause asthma.
Chamomile Botanical Name: Tanacetum annum Main Constituents: Chamazulene: 3 - 6% Plant Part: Flowers Processing Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Has a therapeutic, calming effect on the skin, mind, and body. Soothes the systems of the body. May help support healthy immune system function. Emotional Benefits Spiritually, it's also said to support a person who is seeking their purpose or struggling with feeling of purposelessness. It can help one to overcome discouragement, disappointment, or hopelessness, and find clarity and focus on the things that bring meaning to their lives and the lives of others. It's thought to soften one's Ego in order to tune into their own intuitive center for inner guidance, in order to hear one's wisdom speaking louder than one's own fears or unhelpful patterns. Emotionally, it brings about a sense of calm and peacefulness, which can often be closely related to a person's ability to lean into trust, promote serenity in all areas of life, or even release any need to create drama. Complimentary Oils Roman Chamomile essential oil blends well with Lavender, Rose, Geranium, and Clary Sage. In addition to Roman Chamomile essential oil, also consider Vetiver, Clary Sage, and Lavender. Precautions of Roman Chamomile Essential Oil Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Roman Chamomile Essential Oil Add 1–2 drops to your favorite moisturizer, shampoo, or conditioner to promote youthful looking skin and hair. Add 1–2 drops to herbal teas or hot drinks to soothe the body and mind. Diffuse or apply to bottoms of feet at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep. For skin add roman chamomile essential oil to your lotion, or use a very small amount of essential oil mixed with coconut oil. Inspiration for Using Roman Chamomile Essential Oil Bath Bomb: Combine 8 oz. of baking soda, 4 oz. of citric acid, 4 oz. of corn starch, 4 oz. of Epsom salts, 3/4 tsp. of water, 2 tsp. Roman Chamomile and Lavender essential oils and 2.5 tsp. almond oil. Press into mold then let dry for 24 hours. Sleepy Time Spray: Combined witch hazel, 10 drops each of Roman Chamomile and Lavender, and 5 drops Wild Orange essential oils in a 4 oz. spray bottle. Spray on linens before for bed for more restful sleep. Calming Salve: Combine 1/2 cup coconut oil with 1/4 cup beeswax and heat until mixed. While cooling stir in 15 drops each of Roman Chamomile and Lavender essential oils.
Cajeput Ambon Botanical Name: Melaleuca cajeputi Main Constituents: 1,8-Cineole: 76.58% Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs Processing ethod: Steam Distilled. Cajeput Oil is a must-have oil to keep on hand for cold and flu season, especially for use in the diffuser. When well diluted, it can be used topically, but there is some indication that it may cause skin irritation. Cajeput (Melaleuca leucadendron) is a relative to Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia). Aromatically, Cajeput Oil is quite campherous but possesses a fresh, uplifting, fruity quality Cajeput Oil Uses: Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, muscle aches, oily skin, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throat, spots. Properties Cajeput oil exerts lots of therapeutic properties, which really make it useful in aromatherapy and medicinal applications. Decongestant- It provides relief from nasal and chest congestion.Expectorant . It aids the release of phlegm from the lungs. Analgesic. It has a powerful pain relieving effect. Antibacterial It kills certain species of bacteria. Antifungal It kills many fungi species. Antiviral It is active against some viruses too. Antineuralgic It exerts a protective effect on the nervous system. Antiseptic - prevents infection in wounds. Carminative - It aids in the expulsion of intestinal gas. Diaphoretic It promotes excessive sweating. Antipyretic It alleviates a fever. Insecticide It is used to kill many species of insects. aids in healing cuts, scrapes and wounds. Tonic - Promotes better working of the channels of the body. Antispasmodic reduces spasms. Astringent shrinks the skin and takes away excess oil. AntiInflammatory reduces inflammation. Antioxidant protects the cells from free radical damage. It smells somewhat like hyacinth and has herbaceous undertones, which make it somewhat different from camphor oil. Blends Well With Cajeput oil goes well with tea tree oil, eucalyptus essential oil and clove essential oil. It also blends well with all kinds of spice oils, rosemary oil, lavender oil, ylang-ylang essential oil and woody oils like pine oil and cedar oil. Jojoba oil is a wonderful carrier for cajeput essential oil. Health Benefits Because of its healing properties, one can make use of cajeput oil for a variety of purposes. 1. Respiratory Distress There can be many conditions in which the person suffers from respiratory discomfort. It can be a cold, cough, flu, any infection like pneumonia, bronchitis or chronic conditions like sleep apnea or COPD. In these conditions, one can use cajeput oil to get relief from the chest and nasal congestion. It also helps in getting rid of the mucus, so that provides much more relief. It can be used easily by putting a few drops in the vaporizer. This distributes its aroma in the environment. It exerts a calming effect on the nasal passage. The air feels cooler and stuffy nose is unblocked. This treatment may also be helpful in asthma as the oil is an antispasmodic. However, it may not help everyone with asthma. Since it is also an irritant, it may even worsen asthma in some people, or worse still, it may even trigger an asthma attack. So, one should use this effect only under the supervision of a trained professional. 2. Calm down a Fever If there is a fever, one can use cajeput oil to get some relief. One can take a bucket of water and add about 20 drops of cajeput oil. Now, soak cotton cloths in this water and apply it on the skin of the person. It exerts a cooling effect which takes away the fever. However, do not use this if the person is suffering from chills. 3. Pain Relief One of the greatest applications of cajeput oil is to provide relief from pain. It can be used for various kinds of pain, like that from an injury, arthritis, gout, back pain and even nervous issues like sciatica, neuralgia and neuritis. One can add 5 drops of cajeput oil to a base oil like olive oil or castor oil and massage it at the location of pain. It can also alleviate headaches but one should take extreme care to keep it away from the eyes. It has a warming and numbing effect on the area and therefore the sensation of pain is dulled for some time. Since it is anti-inflammatory, regular use of cajeput oil remedy can provide lasting relief from pain. 4. As an Antiseptic Add a few drops to clean water and use it to wash wounds, cuts, scrapes and burns. This prevents the chances of infection at the site. 5. Oily Skin Cajeput oil is a strong astringent. One can add a few drops in water, or witch hazel and apply it on the face using cotton balls. It takes away excess oil and can be used to take away the excess oily gloss on the face. 6. Toothache Relief It has an effect similar to clove oil in relieving a toothache. Take a few drops of cajeput oil on a cotton ball. Place this cotton ball in between the teeth that is paining. This provides very fast relief from toothache and lasts for a few hours. It also disinfects the tooth and kills many germs in the mouth. 7. Sinusitis Cajeput oil is helpful in sinusitis and general sinus congestion. The best way to use cajeput oil in this condition is to prepare a steam. When the water is boiling, add about 20 drops of cajeput oil. Inhale the steam from this essential oil. It eliminates sinus congestion and therefore the headache and heaviness associated with it is also alleviated. 8. Muscle Cramps One can get relief from any kind of cramps by using cajeput oil. This time, cajeput oil is added to a warm water bath. Prepare some bathwater. Add about 1 cup of salt, or epsom salt to it. Then add about 20 drops of cajeput oil and lavender essential oil. Sit in this bath and gently massage the muscles that are sore and painful. It provides great relief with single application.
Bay & Bay Rum Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis Main Constituents: 1,8-Cineole: 43% Plant Part: Leaves Processing Method: Steam Distilled Bay essential oil information. Bay essential oil is extracted from the Laurus nobilis tree, of the Lauraceae family and is also known as sweet bay, laurel and Mediterranean bay. This warming oil is often used in aromatherapy since it is a good antiseptic for the respiratory system, perks up the digestive system, settles stomach pain and expels wind, while promoting confidence, courage and insight. Topically, it is most often used to combat hair loss and to improve the health of the scalp in general. Oil properties The scent of bay oil is sweet, fresh and spicy and the oil is deep yellow in color, being of medium to watery viscosity. Origin of bay oil This sturdy evergreen bay tree grows to about 10 meters (30 feet), has long aromatic lance-shaped leaves, small white-yellow flowers and black berries. Bay oil was very popular with the Romans, who thought that the herb was symbolic of wisdom, peace and protection. The Latin 'Laudis' means 'to praise", which is why the victors at the Olympic games were presented with a laurel (bay) wreath. In the past, bay leaves were distilled with rum and the "bay-rum" so obtained was a famous hair tonic and body rub for colds and muscle pains. Extraction The leaves are collected from a tree that is at least 5 years old and are subjected to steam distillation (The extraction usually yields about 0.5-1.5%. Chemical composition The chemical composition of bay oil includes; a-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, methyl chavicol, neral, a-terpineol, geranyl acetate, eugenol and chavicol. Precautions Bay oil has a high eugenol content and may irritate the skin and mucus membranes, so it should be use with caution on the skin. Pregnant women should avoid it. Therapeutic properties The therapeutic properties of bay oil include; antiseptic, antibiotic, analgesic, anti-neuralgic, antispasmodic, aperitif, astringent, emmenagogue, febrifuge, insecticide, cholagogue, sedative, stomachic, sudorific and tonic. Uses Bay oil can be used in the treatment of rheumatism, neuralgia, muscular pain, circulation problems, colds, flu, dental infection, hair growth, general health of the scalp, diarrhea and skin infections. The benefit of bay oil lies in its calming and warming effect on emotions and general aches and pains, including rheumatic pains. It also settles the digestive system, excess gas and also acts as a tonic on the liver and kidneys. In small amounts it has a stimulating effect, while larger doses produce a sedating effect. Bay essential oil is also helpful with hair and scalp conditions and is mostly used to combat hair loss and is used with success in treating sprains, strains and bruises. Burners and vaporizers In vapor therapy, bay oil can be used for an infection, for fever and general aches and pains. It can also trigger inspiration and has a calming effect on the mind. Blended massage oil and in the bath As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, bay oil can assist with calming emotions and relieving aches and pains, especially when combined with rose and juniper, but care must be taken as it can irritate the mucus membranes. Bay oil blends well with cedarwood, coriander, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, orange, rose,rosemary, thyme and ylang-ylang.
Patchouli Botanical Name: Pogostemon Cablin Main Constituents: Patchalol: 30.02% Plant Part: Leaves Processing Method: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Grounding, balancing effect on emotions. Promotes a smooth, glowing complexion. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. Emotional Benefits Emotionally, patchouli essential oil is also said to connect one to their own body, helping a person release patterns of shame or "not enough-ness", and feel more self-love and acceptance towards their physical self. It does this by acting as a grounding support, helping you to reconnect with and settle into your body. In this way it compliments exercises that encourage body mindfulness, such as tai chi or yoga asanas. It can also help to relieve feelings of anxiousness or stress, the things we often feel when we begin to disassociate and feel ungrounded or unbalanced. Complimentary Oils Patchouli essential oil blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger,Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh, and Sandalwood. In addition to Patchouli essential oil, also consider trying Frankincense, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Orange, and Lavender. Precautions of Patchouli Essential Oil Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.Popular Uses of Patchouli Essential Oil Combine with Peppermint and apply to the forehead, temples, or back of the neck to help with tension. Apply one to two drops to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, or problem skin areas, or add to your favorite moisturizer. Combine with Vetiver and apply to the bottoms of feet to help calm emotions. For wrinkles Consider applying 1-2 drops of patchouli essential oil to your daily skin care routine, or apply a small dab topically to acne prone areas as desired. For a grounding effect Add 1-2 drops to the palm of your hand, cup over the nose and mouth, and breathe naturally for several minutes. Or massage into the soles of the feet and back of the neck. Inspiration for Using Patchouli Essential Oil Hand Cream: Combine 1/2 cup olive oil with 1/4 cup coconut oil and beeswax, heat until combined. Then add 15 drops Patchouli and 10 fir essential oil. Sleepy time Salve: Mix 1/2 cup coconut oil with 1/4 cup beeswax and heat until combined. Then while hot mix in 10 drops Patchouli and 15 drops Lavender essential oil. Exfoliating Face Scrub: Combine 1/4 cup yogurt and cornmeal and add 5 drops each Patchouli andLavender and 8 drops Melaleuca essential oils.
Wintergreen Botanical Name: Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall Main Constituents: Methyl salicylate: 97.40% Plant Part: Leaves Processing Method: Steam Distilled. Primary Benefits Soothes discomfort in the muscles and joints. Promotes healthy respiratory function. Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavoring. Emotional Benefits In addition to its physiological uses and benefits, wintergreen is also said to have some powerful emotional and spiritual uses when used aromatically. It can assist us in letting go, surrendering control, and trusting the process of life. It's good for issues around micro-managing, arrogance, or lack of trust for others. It helps us to release pain, old habits or beliefs, and lean into our own spiritual understanding. Complimentary Oils Wintergreen blends well with Bergamot, Basil, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, and Peppermint essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include Fir, Peppermint, Spearmint, or Cypress essential oils. Precautions of Wintergreen Essential Oil Wintergreen is not recommended for pregnant women, small children, anyone with a history is seizures, or anyone with aspirin sensitivities. Repeated or overuse can lead to sensitivity. Large amounts can be toxic and since it smells so yummy, be careful to keep out of the reach of children. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Wintergreen Essential Oil Wintergreen has a warming effect when applied to skin and is excellent to use in a massage to relieve muscle tension. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly and dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. For a soothing bath, add 1–2 drops of Wintergreen essential oil to warm bath water. Wintergreen essential oil is not recommended for internal use and should be stored out of reach from children. Diffuse for a pick-me-up or to eleviate stress. Massage into neck and shoulders for occasional head and neck tension. Inspiration for Using Wintergreen Essential Oil Manly Diffuser Blend: 1 drop each Wintergreen, Cypress, Cedarwood, and Fir essential oils.Post Workout Muscle Rub: Mix 1 cup extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil and 10 drops each Peppermint, Fir, and Wintergreen essential oils. Store in glass air tight container, rub on muscles after workout. Tension Relieving Roller Blend: In 5ml glass roller bottle, add 3 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Lavender and 6 drops Wintergreen essential oils. Top with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to back of neck or across forehead to relieve tension.
Wormwood Botanical Name: Artemisia scoparia Main Constituents:a-Thujone: 20.02% Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs Processing Method: Steam Diistilled Artemisia absinthium (absinthium, absinthe wormwood, wormwood, common wormwood,green ginger or grand wormwood). It is grown as an ornamental plant and is used as an ingredient in the spirit absinthe as well as some other alcoholic drinks. The smell is warm, sharp, dry-woody and herbaceous-green throughout, reminiscent to a cedar leaf and chamomile blue infusion. A unique note for perfumers. The spectacular fact about Wormwood is that it was used by Hippocrates, the ancient Greek Physician and the father of western medicine. Many ancient monks and nuns used this bitter herb in the form of an elixir for its detoxifying properties. The prehistoric use of Wormwood has been mentioned in Bible and the first century writings of Greece and Rome, where the herb was said to be placed in the sandals of Roman warriors to pacify their sore feet. Saint Hildegard of Bingen, known as the Doctor of the Church and Sibyl of the Rhine was highly celebrated for her brilliance in medicinal and botanical writings, philosophy, music and much more. She used Wormwood herb to treat melancholy, digestive disorders, elimination process, improper functioning of lungs and heart. She advised her patients to consume the fresh juice of wormwood leaves mixed with honey and warm wine on empty stomach on every third day from the month of May to October. Hildegard trusted that the use of wormwood herb helped in promoting the functioning of the entire system by effectively eliminating the toxins from the arteries through kidneys and preventing the accumulation of black bile, which is the melancholic humor. Health benefits of Wormwood essential oil: Wormwood was used for spiritual and psychic work in the primordial times and the essential oil of Wormwood is trusted to treat numerous health disorders ranging from fever to flatulence. The predominant health benefits of Wormwood essential oil are:1. Effective against worms and parasites: Worms and parasites in the body are often the main reason for curtailing the normal growth, especially in children. This is mainly because these foreign bodies absorb the nutrients from the food and restrict the system from gaining the required nourishment. With its Vermifuge property and high toxic effects, wormwood herb and its essential oil is considered as the most powerful natural remedy in killing worms and parasites. In certain cases this oil is given as an enema in treating worms in the rectum and intestines. 2. Supports the digestive system: Wormwood essential oil nurtures the digestive system and effectively helps in removing the toxic substances known as ama from the body. According to Ayurveda, improper digestion is the root cause for all kinds of illnesses as the undigested food particles turn as toxins and curb the normal functioning of the body. Wormwood essential oil strengthens the entire digestive system with its carminative, stomachic, cholagogue, anthelmintic, tonic and stimulant properties. The presence of artabsin and absinthin in Wormwood oil are responsible for the bitter taste, which acts as a stimulant in enlivening the taste buds and improving the secretion of saliva and perking up the natural appetite of an individual. It promotes proper discharge of bile secretion from the liver to the stomach and effectively counterbalances the excess acid substance while assisting the complete process of metabolism. All these healing properties of Wormwood essential oil make it a promising remedy in the treatment of acidosis, ulcer, liver and gall bladder problems and numerous other digestive disorders. 3. Alleviates stress and depression: Disturbed sleep, insomnia, convulsions, fatigue, nervous afflictions, epileptic attacks and certain other mental disturbances often end up in unwanted stress and deep depression. Wormwood essential oil has a natural narcotic effect that helps in calming your nerves and grants complete relaxation by pacifying the entire system. A well-known research on ‘The Debate About Wormwood and Thujone Psycho-activity‘ proved that the presence of α-thujone (alpha thujone) and β-thujone (beta thujone) in Artemisia absinthium are responsible for Psycho-activity and the higher-potency α-thujone is considered as the primary psychoactive agent. Adding 2 drops of Wormwood essential oil to a tissue and placing it near your pillow can give you great relief for a peaceful night’s sleep. 4. Womanly essential oil: Being a promising emmenagogue, wormwood essential oil is extremely beneficial in treating womanly problems like irregular menstruation, obstructed periods, uterine fibroids, menopausal problems, dysmennorhea and all other symptoms that accompany menstruation. The emmenagogue property in this oil enhances the blood circulation in the uterus and pelvic region while strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. This oil is also used as a pain reliever during labor. Ayurveda recommends Abhyanga or the art of massaging in an Ayurvedic manner for treating problems related to menstruation and menopause. Gently massaging 2 to 3 drops of wormwood essential oil along with sesame oil or coconut oil can grant significant relief and support the health of the female reproductive system. 5. Keeps away from fever and infections: Wormwood essential oil is effectual in treating fever due to bacterial and viral infections and this healing property is attributed to the presence of the toxic components like α-thujone and β-thujone, which act as a shield to the body and protects it from microbes and other harmful infections. A research by the Cancer institute on the effectiveness of Complementary and alternative medicine in 2004 witnessed that Wormwood is powerful in treating fever and was used in Malaria treatment. The ancient Africans and Asians used Wormwood to combat malaria and to treat few other mosquito-borne diseases. 6. Fights against cancer: The chemical properties of Wormwood have been proved as a potent cancer treatment by the Bioengineering researchers of the University of Washington. It has been witnessed that this derivative killed almost all the human breast cancer cells exposed to it within a time span of 16 hours. They also said that this wormwood derivative is “highly toxic to the cancer cells, but has a marginal impact on normal breast cells”.7. Enriches the human body: The great news is that Wormwood essential oil acts as a tonic to the entire system by stimulating the digestive system, improving the functioning of the circulatory system, strengthening the immune system, acting as a cardiac tonic, fortifying the nervous system and supporting the working of the excretory system, enabling the body to expel the unwanted toxic substances and stay vigilant at all times. The natural and strong aroma of Wormwood essential oil makes it an important component of certain deodorants. This oil can also be used as a powerful insect repellant with its poisonous effects. Adding few drops of Wormwood oil to your vaporizers, sprays and fumigants can help you keep the harmful insects at bay. Disclaimer: Wormwood essential oil is a neurotoxin and has narcotic effects so never ingest this essential oil as it may harm the system. Essential oils are highly concentrated and do not apply this oil directly to your skin and always remember to blend it with carrier oils. Consult your medical practitioner before using the right essential oil for your health and your constitution.
Rose Absolute Botanical Name: Rosa damascene Plant Part: Flowers Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction. Primary Benefits Helps balance moisture levels in the skin Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections Promotes an even skin tone and healthy complexion. Emotionally uplifting Emotional Benefits Emotionally and energetically, rose oil benefits the heart as well. It's said to have the highest vibrational frequency of any other oil, and opens ones heart and soul to love and spiritual connection. In this way it may help a person dealing with fear, stress, or hard-heartedness, and even help to heal relationships with one's self and others. Complimentary Oils Depending on your uses for this rose essential oil, substitutes may include: Geranium, Jasmine,Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, or Marjoram essential oils. Precautions of Rose Essential Oil. Use with caution during pregnancy. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. NOTE: The aroma is very strong, and a quality brand will be very potent. Even though it's safe to use undiluted your rose essential oil is not diluted you may choose to do so to stretch it further as it very expensive and very strong on its own.. As little as 1 drop in several tablespoon still imparts a strong aroma; a minimum ratio is generally 1:3 rose to carrier oil. Popular Uses of Rose Essential Oil Apply one to two drops to face, neck, and décolletage. Follow with the moisturizer of your choice. Apply one drop directly to skin imperfections twice daily. Diffuse in the morning to promote energy and vitality.Rose oils benefits the limbic system when used aromatically. Consider massaging a small amount over the heart daily, inhaling from the hands afterward. Diffuse as desired, inhale from cupped hands, or massage a diluted drop (or less) into the reflex points of the feet daily for peace and relaxation. Inspiration for Using Rose Essential Oil Facial Serum: Mix 1 drop Rose, 2 drops each Sandalwood and Frankincense essential oils with 1 oz of carrier oil. Apply nightly after cleansing. Luxurious Rose Petal Bath Salts: Combine 1-1/2 cups Epsom Salt, 1/2 cup Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, 1/4 Cup baking soda, 10 drops Rose essential oil and 1/2 cup dried rose petals (optional). Store in air tight container. Diffuser Blend for Loneliness: 1 drop Rose essential oil, 2 drops Bergamot essential oil and 2 drops Frankincense essential oil.
Citronella Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus Main Constituents: citronellal: 35.10% citronellol: 21.97% geraniol: 29.15% Plant Part: GumProcessing Method: Steam Distilled the essential oil is obtained from the Cymbopogon genus plant family. More precisely, it is extracted through steam distillation of the grassesCymbopogon nardus (Jowitt) and Cymbopogon winterianusThe health benefits of Citronella Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, insect repellent, stomachic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge substance.Citronella is a grass. It has a rich, crisp lemony aroma and thus bears the name Citronella. The essential oil of citronella is extracted from two varieties of citronella. Health Benefits of Citronella Essential Oil Apart from being used as a flavoring agent for foods & beverages, it has varied medicinal uses, which are listed below.Antibacterial: Components like methyl isoeugenol and a few others that are found in this essential oil are responsible for this property. They kill bacteria and inhibit any further bacterial growth in the body. This is particularly helpful in treating infections in wounds, as well as in the colon, urethra, urinary bladder, stomach, intestines, urinary tracts, prostate and kidneys.Antidepressant: This oil fights depression and gives relief from anxiety, sadness, and negative feelings. It induces a fresh, happy feeling and hope. Antiseptic: The antiseptic properties of this essential oil fight infections in wounds, as well as the urinary tracts, urethra, prostate and kidneys, while simultaneously protecting them from being sepsis. Antispasmodic: It relieves spasms of the muscles, respiratory system and nervous system. It also helps to cure menstrual spasms and gives relief from symptoms such as cramps and coughs.Anti-inflammatory:Citronella essential oil sedates inflammation, particularly those situations which pertain to the liver, stomach, intestines and other parts of the digestive system. The inflammations caused as side effects of drugs, excessive use of alcohol or narcotics, hard & spicy food, any disease, or any toxic element getting into the body can also be soothed using this oil.Deodorant: The crisp, rich citrus or lemon-like aroma of this oil drives away body odor and is used in deodorants and body sprays, although in very small quantities, since in heavy doses it may create skin irritations. It can also be mixed with bath water to have a refreshing, body odor-ending bath. Diaphoretic: The diaphoretic properties of this essential oil increase sweating and promote the removal of toxins and other unwanted materials like excess water, fat and salts from the body. This makes the body feel lighter, keeps the skin healthy and also reduces fever. This also protects you from certain infections. Diuretic: The increase in the frequency and quantity of urination due to this property of citronella essential oil has many benefits. It disposes of waste substances and toxins from the body, including uric acid, excess bile, acids, and salts, as well as water and fats. This helps reduce weight, eliminate infections in the urinary system, free the body from toxins, reduce chances of renal calculi, rheumatism and arthritis, improve digestion, and keep the heart healthy.Febrifuge: While the diaphoretic property of this oil increases perspiration, it anti-inflammatory property reduces inflammation while the antimicrobial property fights infections. The combined effects of these three properties fight fever and reduce body temperature. Fungicidal: This oil kills fungus and inhibits fungal growth. This is very useful in countering fungal infections in the ear, nose and throat region. Contracting fungal infections in the ears is very common and can be very serious. It eliminated fungal infections in other parts of the body as well and helps cure fungal dysentery. Insect Repellant: This is one of the most commonly used properties of this essential oil, as it kills and keeps away insects. It has been found particularly effective on a species of mosquito, called Aedes Aegypti whose bite causes the dreaded Yellow Fever. This is also effective on lice, body and head louse, and fleas. Stomachic: The use of this oil clears the stomach from infections and other problems and helps it function properly. Stimulant: The stimulating effect of the essential oil of citronella stimulates blood circulation, secretions and discharges like hormones and enzymes from the glands, brain while also increasing activity in the nervous system. This essential oil also stimulates the immune mechanisms and the metabolism of the body. Tonic: This property means that citronella essential oil has an overall toning effect on the body. It tones up digestion, excretion, the nervous system and the brain, while fortifying the body. Vermifuge: Citronella essential oil kills intestinal worms. It should be administered in mild doses to children, since children are most prone to worms. It is effective on both round worms and tape worms. Since the presence of worms interferes with the normal physical and mental growth and also with the absorption of nutrients by the body, the use of this oil can greatly increase your quality of life by eliminating those dangerous parasites. Other Benefits: Furthermore, this oil can be used in treatment of problems like oily skin, oily hair, abnormal palpitations, colitis, migraine, neuralgia, fatigue, headache, nausea, and abdominal pain resulting from gas or cramps. A Few Words of Caution: There is no inherent toxicity in the essential oil, but it has been seen to produce irritation, dermatitis or sensitization in skin if used in high concentrations. It should not be used on the skin of small children and should be avoided during pregnancy. Blending: The essential oil of citronella forms fine blends with the essential oils of cedar wood, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, peppermint and rosemary and tea tree.
Catnip botanical name of catnip is Nepeta Cataria. The composition of catnip includes the following: Nepetalactone, Veleric acid , Geraniol Monoterpene Neptalic anhydride ,Citral, Liminene, Dispentine, Thymol, Citronella, Carotenoids, Nerol, Nepeta Cataria Plant Part: Catnip leaves by the process of steam distillation. It has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years and has many health benefits. digestive tonic in humans, especially helpful in cases of an upset stomach and excessive gas. It helps by stimulating gastric secretions in the digestive tract.Nepeta cataria is a plant in the Lamiaceae Family. Since the fifteenth century, Catnip has been used in herbal remedies for humans and is most commonly consumed as an herbal drink in Europe. Nepetalactone is the main chemical constituent of Nepeta cataria and can be extracted . Catnip leaves contain vitamins C and E that are excellent antioxidants. The presence of nepetalactone, a primary photochemical, attributes to the mild sedative property of catnip oil. Without affecting the individual adversely, it works as a potent sleep-inducer. In cats, it is regarded as a harmless high. Catnip can also be used as an insect repellant. Precautions Catnip oil may cause skin irritation, so use it with caution. Avoid use of catnip oil during pregnancy. Do not take internally without consulting a certified doctor. Do not apply concentrated essential oils topically; dilute the oil and then apply it on the skin. People with health conditions such as epilepsy and cancer should consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner as well as their doctor before using essential oils. Benefits Catnip essential oil is used as an anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, and antirheumatic agent. It also serves as an astringent, insecticide, nervine, and sedative. Apart from treating digestive problems, catnip essential oil is useful in times of stress as it has a calming effect. Nepetalactone, the prime chemical present in Nepeta cataria, is similar to that of the ingredient present is valerian root. Hence, catnip essential oil is used to treat sleeping disorders like insomnia. Owing to it antimicrobial property, catnip is also used to treat influenza and the common cold. Catnip essential oil is used traditionally to treat hives, measles, and chicken pox.Catnip oil is beneficial for people suffering from chronic gas. It can also be used to treat infant colic as it expels gas from the intestines quickly and safely. However, always check with your doctor before self-medicating children and infants. Therapeutic Applications Catnip can cure all problems related with cramps or spasms as it is antispasmodic. Catnip is a stimulant and has diaphoretic properties. So, it is used for detoxification and weight loss. Since catnip oil strengthens nerves and activates them, it acts as a tonic for nervous system and helps in the management of nervous disorders like Parkinson’s disease, vertigo, Alzheimer’s disease. Blends well with Catnip oil blends well with grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, orange, rosemary and spearmint oils.
Spearmint Botanical Name: Mentha spicata Main Constituents: l-carvone: 58.94% Plant Part: Leaves Processing: Steam Distilled Primary Benefits Promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset. Supports healthy respiratory function. Provides a refreshing aroma that clears the mind and uplifts mood. Promotes oral health. Emotional Benefits Emotionally, it can help uplift a person's mood, especially if they are suffering depression, stress, or mental exhaustion. It can be energizing, revitalizing, and maybe even encouraging. Many feel it inspires a sharpness of mind and confidence in sharing your thoughts. Complimentary OilsSpearmint blends well with Basil, Lavender, Peppermint, and Rosemary essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include Peppermint or Wintergreen essential oils. Precautions of Spearmint Essential Oil Use caution with pregnancy. Not recommended for infants or young children. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Popular Uses of Spearmint Essential Oil Diffuse to promote focus and uplift mood Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for healthy gums and fresh breath Add a drop or two to any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée for flavoring and to promote digestion For occasional stomach upset, add 1–2 drops to water and drink Diffuse as desired or dilute and massage over solar plexus or heart for confidence or courage. Add a 1-4 drops to a pitcher of ice tea for a healthy, minty flavor. Inspiration for Using Spearmint Essential Oil Craving Curber Diffuser Blend: 3 drops Grapefruit, 3 drops Lemon, 1 drop Spearmint and 1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oils. Homemade Mint Toothpaste: Mix together, 3 Tbsp coconut oil, 3 Tbsp Baking Soda, 5-10 drops each Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils. To Freshen Breath: Add 4 drop Spearmint, 2 drops Orange and 2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oils to either 4 oz of water or 2 Tbsp of coconut oil, swish after brushing. Health Benefits of Spearmint Essential Oil The various medicinal properties of spearmint essential oil can be found below. Antiseptic: This oil works well as an antiseptic for wounds and ulcers, protecting them from becoming septic or developing other infections, while also helping them to heal faster. These antiseptic properties are due to the presence of components like Menthol, Myrcene and Caryophyllene. Antispasmodic: This property of Essential Oil of Spearmint comes from its menthol content, which has a relaxing and cooling effect on the nerves and muscles, and helps to relax contractions in the case of spasms. Therefore, it is frequently prescribed to provide effective relief from spasmodic coughs, aches, pulling sensations and aches in the abdominal region and intestines. This includes it ability to soothe muscle strains or cramps, nervous convulsions, and even spasmodic cholera. Disinfectant: The antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties of Essential Oil of Spearmint make it a disinfectant. It can help get rid of both internal and external infections. It is particularly effective in protecting internal wounds and ulcers, like those in the stomach, food pipe, and intestines, from infections. In ancient Greece, it was used to treat infectious diseases like Scabies, Dermatitis, Athlete’s Foot, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and other infectious or transmittable diseases. Carminative: The relaxing properties of Essential Oil of Spearmint induce relaxation in the intestines and muscles of the abdominal region, thereby helping the gases formed in stomach and intestines to pass out of the body naturally. This provides relief from many health concerns, including uneasiness and restlessness, insomnia, headaches, stomachaches, indigestion, loss of appetite, chest pain, vomiting, cramps and other related symptoms. Cephalic: This oil has a relaxing and cooling effect on the brain, which removes stress on our cognitive center. It helps people to concentrate, and since it is a cephalic substance, it helps to cure headaches and other stress related neural problems. This oil is supposed to be good for the overall health and protection of the brain as well. Emenagogue: Problems with menstruation, such as irregular periods, obstructed menses and early menopause can be solved with the help of this essential oil. It promotes the secretion of hormones like estrogen, which facilitates menstruation and ensures good uterine and sexual health. This also delays the onset of menopause and relieves certain symptoms associated with menstruation like nausea, fatigue, and pain in the lower abdominal region. Stimulant: This essential oil stimulates the secretion of hormones and the discharge of enzymes, gastric juices and bile, while also stimulating nerves and brain function, and promoting good blood circulation. This keeps the metabolic activity at a high rate and also boosts the strength of the immune system because stimulating blood circulation boosts immunity and toxin removal. Restorative: The function of a restorative is to restore health and maintain proper functioning of all the organ systems operating in the body. A restorative also helps to repair the damage done to the body and aid in the recovery from injuries and wounds. It also helps people to regain strength after long bouts of illness. Insecticide: Spearmint essential oil is an effective insecticide and keeps away mosquitoes, white ants, ants, flies, and moths. It can also be safely applied on the skin for protection against mosquito bites. Spearmint essential oil is sometimes used in mosquito repellant creams, mats, and fumigants. Other Benefits The Essential Oil of Spearmint can help treat asthma and congestion due to its decongestant properties. It also relieves fevers, excess flatulence, constipation, sinusitis, acne, gum and teeth problems, migraines, stress and depression. Being far lower in menthol content, it can be safely given to children to relieve their various ailments. Few Words of Caution: There are no reported dangers of using this essential oil, but as an emenagogue, it should not be taken by pregnant women. Blending: Basil, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Jasmine essential oils form good blends with the Essential Oil of Spearmint.
Balsam/Fir Botanical Name: Abies balsamea / Myroxylon pereirae Main Constituents: α,β-pinene: 45.77% l-bornyl acetate: 3.63% Plant Part: Needles Processing Method: Steam Distilled Balsam Essential Oil The first time I encountered Peru Balsam during my aromatherapy studies, I immediately recognized the aroma as one that was prevalent in a wound care product that summer camp used on me when I was a child. The aroma certainly brought me back in time. Aromatically, Peru Balsam has a mild but deep, rich aroma that is woody yet sweet with a vanilla and benzoin quality. It also possesses a very subtle hint of cinnamon. Balsam contains constituents that are present in Benzoin and Cinnamon Essential Oil, so that is likely why. Topically, Peru Balsam has been used over the years to help remedy a number of skin issues including dry skin, and minor cuts and wounds. That could possibly lead a number of people to use it without proper precaution or without properly diluting it first. Proper dilution and doing a skin patch test is strongly recommended. Balsam Oil may cause possible sensitization in some individuals. Based on the information I've read from various sources, I recommend avoiding it for any topical use unless diluted 1 drop to 1 oz. carrier.. Emotionally, Balsam Oil is soothing and is nice to diffuse in a candle diffuser. It's very thick, so be careful if trying to diffuse it in a nebulizer. Although Balsam is soothing and can help during times of stress, it can act as a stimulant. Can this Oil be used for Animals? Yes. Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe. As I mentioned during the introduction I use many professionally made blends that contain Balsam Fir. Transformation and Believe are very good for emotional release for animals (and people!). Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet. What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting results! Could result in skin irritation (dilution is recommended). Avoid sunlight for 3 to 6 hours after use. Did you know that the Bible mentions fir 21 times? Thirteen times as a tree and eight times as lumber! Sorry, the Bible didn't mention which fir tree! Diffuse all year long for a pleasant holiday scent! Antiseptic: When it comes to preventing infection, essential oils have been turned to for thousands of years, and fir needle essential oil is no exception. Thanks to its high concentration of antiseptic organic compounds that stimulate the immune system and prevent dangerous infections, fir needle essential oil can be a powerful tool that keeps your body health inside and out.Pain Reliever: The soothing nature of fir needle essential oil makes it ideal for soothing pain and relaxing aching muscles. The stimulating nature of the oil can bring blood to the surface of the skin, flushing out toxins and increasing the rate of healing and recovery so your pain fades away and your body gets even stronger in the process. Detoxify the Body: Some of the organic compounds and active oils within fir needle essential oil actually stimulate the body to flush itself clean. This tonic quality of this popular oil makes it great for people on health cleanses or who are simply looking to eliminate a few extra toxins from their system. It can induce sweating, which can push additional toxins from the body, but it also kicks the liver into higher gear, cleansing numerous systems of the body.Respiratory Function: Although some essential oils can be dangerous when inhaled, the aromatherapeutic qualities of fir needle essential oil are well known. Thispowerful essential oil is used in aromatherapy for the improvement of respiratory conditions. It can induce coughing to loosen and release mucous from your membranes, and can also act as an anti-inflammatory agent in the throat and bronchial tubes. Do not ingest the oil.Increased Metabolism: There are many factors that affect our metabolism, but fir needle essential oil can act as a general body stimulant, kicking our body into overdrive and increasing everything from our digestive rate to our heart rate. It gives us a boost of energy when we need it and can carry us into a more active lifestyle simply by cranking our internal engine up a few notches.Body Odor: The naturally pleasant smell of fir needle essential oil makes it a wonderful candidate for people suffering from body odor. You know what the fresh smell of a beautiful pine forest smells like; isn’t that better than suffering from offensive body odor? Fir needle essential oil can actually decrease the amount of bacteria in your body that creates that foul odor and leave you smelling fresh as the forest!A Final Word of Warning: Despite the versatility of this particular essential oil, it is important to never consume essential oils internally. Inhalation in the form of aromatherapy is safe in certain situations, but it is always better to speak with an herbalist or an aromatherapist before embarking on this sort of alternative treatment. Also, due to the high concentration of chemicals in these oils, undiluted oils can be very powerful and dangerous when your skin is directly exposed to it.
.IMPORTANT NOTE ON QUALITY NOT all oils are created equal. Because of a lack of industry standards and a lack of regulation on terms such as "natural" or "pure", much of what you find at the drug store, health food store and regular stores and NOT a therapeutic grade of essential oil and may lack real quality or even contain contaminants or adulterants (way more common than you'd think).Still pure essential just not what need for healing quality’s… A LOT goes into creating a high quality essential oil. A good brand should follow these guidelines: Proper plant varieties Each plant grown indigenously for the healthiest plant Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, gmo free. Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules Third-party testing of every batch that’s what Rainbow Sky offers in their oils. Rainbow Sky Offers both THERAPERUTIC for healing purposes and Body Ready for aroma fragrances. IMPORTANT: Rainbow Sky products are for external use only unless otherwise advised differently. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner without approval. Though many of our products are produced to Food Grade standards, we still recommend our products for external use only. www.rainbowskytrading.com
Arborvitae: Supports healthy cell function, grounding, cleansing, insect repellant, etc Basil: Mental alertness; supports sore muscles/joints, menstruation, etc Bergamot: Skin purifying, emotional support, etc Birch: Supports healthy muscles/joints, skin blemishes, uplifting, etc Black Pepper: Antioxidant; supports healthy circulation, flavoring, etc Cardamom: Supports healthy digestion, respiratory health, cooking, etc Cassia: Supports healthy cell function, digestion, arousal, etc Cedarwood: Repels insects, supports healthy skin, emotional support, etc Chamomile, Roman: Calming, immune healthy immune function, etc Cilantro: Antioxidant, digestive aid, cleansing, healthy skin, etc Cinnamon Bark: Supports metabolic function, oral health, cleaning, etc Clary Sage: Supports healthy hormonal balance, tension, emotions, etc Clove: Promotes cardiovascular health, oral health, immune health, etc Coriander: Supports digestion, clear skin, sore joints and muscles, etc Cumin: Digestive health, purifying to body systems, flavoring, etc Cypress: Soothes muscle tension, energy, skin health, etc Dill: Digestive support, calming, cooking, etc Douglas Fir: Respiratory health, skin health, Eucalyptus: Supports healthy respiration, skin, cleansing, etc Fennel (Sweet): Promotes healthy digestion, metabolism, circulation, etc Fir, White: Muscles, joints, respiratory support, empowering, etc Frankincense: Supports healthy cellular health, skin, emotions, etc Geranium: Healthy skin and hair, calming, insect repellant, etc Ginger: Digestive support, grounding, cooking, antioxidant, etc Grapefruit: Cleansing, skin health, healthy metabolism, alertness, etc Hawaiian Sandalwood: Healthy skin, meditation, etc Helichrysum: Promotes skin appearance, healthy metabolism, etc Jasmine: Skin health, balanced mood, etc
Juniper Berry: Kidney/urinary function, skin appearance/toner, cleansing, stress, etcLavender: Universal oil. Calming, skin health and recovery, flavoring, etc Lemon: For increasing energy, digestive and respiratory support, cleaning, etc Lemongrass: Healthy digestion, supports muscles and joints, complexion, insects, etc Lime: Cleans, detoxifies, energizes, healthy immune function, etc Marjoram: Emotional support, muscular support, cardiovascular function, etc Melaleuca (Tea Tree): Cleansing, healthy immune function, skin complexion, etc Melissa (Lemon Balm): Supports healthy immune function, tension, etc Myrrh: Cleansing, skin and complexion, emotional balance, etc Orange: Emotional balance, overall health, cleansing/purifying, antioxidants, etc. Oregano: Powerful cleansing agent, healthy immune/digestion/respiratory function, etc Patchouli: Supports skin health/complexion, grounding, tension, etc Peppermint: Wonderful for digestive/respiratory function, energy, cooling, Chamomile: Calming, immune healthy immune function, etc Rose: Promotes skin health/complexion, emotional balance, etc Rosemary: Promotes healthy digestion, respiratory function, healthy hair/scalp, etc Sandalwood: Skin health, calming, grounding, etc Sandalwood, : Healthy skin, meditation, etc Spearmint: Promotes digestive health, oral health etc Tangerine: Cleansing, healthy immune system, cooking, etc Tea Tree: Cleansing, healthy immune function, skin complexion, etc Thyme: Cleansing, purifying, healthy immune function, insect repellent, etc Vetiver: Calming, grounding, healthy immune function, etc White Fir: Support muscles/joints, stress, empowering, etc Wild Orange: Emotional balance, overall health, cleansing/purifying, antioxidants, etc Wintergreen: Soothes muscles/joints, skin/complexion, emotional support, etc Ylang Ylang: Promotes healthy skin and hair, calming, etc