Wildflowers

Some useful information about essential oils, as you consider using aromatherapy for healing the body, the mind and the spirit.

Angelica Root - Angel’s Herb

Latin name: Angelica archangelica.
Family name: Umbelliferae.
Angelica root is distilled from the root of the Angelica plant and is imported from France. It has an earthy, green scent. Angelica has been used in Chinese medicine for promoting fertility.
Some traditional uses: for relieving fatigue, migraines, to ease anxiety and nervous tension, to regulate menstrual cycles and relieve dysmenorrhoea, for coughs, to restore sense of smell, for releasing accumulated toxins in the body.
Precautions: Angelica root should be avoided if you are pregnant or have diabetes. May cause skin sensitivity to bright sunlight.
Emotional profile: grounding, eases dealing with difficulties, to create a feeling of balance.
Blends with: vetiver, citrus oils, clary sage and patchouli.

Sweet Basil - Awakening

Latin name: Ocimum basilicum.
Family name: Labiatae.
Sweet basil oil is produced by distilling the leaves of the herb and is imported from France. It has a slightly licorice aroma. Basil originated in India and Hindus have used it for centuries in medicine. Some traditional uses: to brighten mood, strengthen nervous system, improve mental clarity and memory, for relieving headache and sinusitis.
Precautions: Basil should be avoided during pregnancy.
Emotional profile: for relieving indecision and doubts, lack of direction.
Blends with: bergamot, clary sage, citronella, and geranium.

Bay - Hair Renewal

Latin name: Pimenta racemosa.
Family: Myrtaceae.
Distilled from leaves and twigs and imported from West Indies. Bay has a powerful sweet, spicy balsamic scent.
Some traditional uses: as a stimulant for hair growth, for relieving muscle spasms and strains, to improve circulation, to relieve melancholy, nervous exhaustion, as an insect repellent.
Precautions: Avoid use during pregnancy.
Blends with: rosemary, geranium, lavender, ylang ylang, other spice and citrus oils.

Bay Laurel - Inner Inspiration

Latin name: Laurus nobilis.
Family: Lauraceae.
Distilled from the leaves and branches of the tree and imported from France. It has a strong, sweet-spicy scent. The leaves of the bay laurel were placed under pillows by ancient Greeks to encourage prophetic dreams.
Some traditional uses: as an immune system stimulant, to regulate the lymphatic system, for relieving melancholy, anxiety, to stimulate the mind, for healing bronchitis, sinus infection.
Precautions: Avoid use in pregnancy and do not over-use.
Emotional profile: inspires confidence, courage and self-belief, self-awareness.
Blends with: lavender, clary sage, juniper, cypress, frankincense, and citrus oils.

Bergamot - Uplifting Release

Latin name: Citrus bergamia.
Family name: Rutaceae.
Bergamot oil is cold pressed from the fruit peel and is imported from Italy. It has a sweet & fruity scent. Bergamot oil is documented in old herbal texts.
Some traditional uses: balancing nervous system, relieving anxiety and stress, lifting melancholy, for restful sleep, antiviral, cold sores, psoriasis, eczema and insect repellent.
Precautions: Bergamot may cause skin sensitivity to bright sunlight. A bergaptene free oil is available. Bergaptene is the constituent, which increases the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
Emotional profile: to relieve helplessness, hopelessness, emptiness and grief.
Blends with: lavender, neroli, jasmine, coriander, juniper, chamomile, lemon, geranium, and cypress.

Black Pepper - Endurance

Latin name: Piper nigrum.
Family: Piperaceae.
Distilled from the black peppercorns and imported from Madagascar. It has a warm, peppery aroma. Some traditional uses: to energize, for increasing circulation, to warm and relieve muscle aches and stiffness, for fighting colds, flu and infections.
Precautions: Use with care.
Blends with rosemary, lavender, frankincense, sandalwood and marjoram.

Calendula - Skin Saver

Latin name: Calendula officinalis.
Family name: Compositae.
Calendula oil is extracted from the flowers by CO2 and is imported from South Africa, Egypt and France. It is also called Marigold but should not be confused with Tagetes. It has a sharp, herbaceous aroma. Calendula has been used for many years for its effective skin healing properties.
Some traditional uses: all skin complaints, varicose veins; for treating enlarged lymph nodes, cysts, and skin lesions. May be helpful to mature skin.
Emotional profile: to comfort the spirit and heart, may promote psychic dreams.
Blends with: all citrus and floral oils.

Cardamon - Contentment

Latin name: Elettaria cardamomum.
Family name: Zingiberaceae.
Cardamon oil is distilled from the seed and is imported from South and Central America. It has a spicy aroma with floral undertones. Cardamon has been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for over 3,000 years.
Some traditional uses: relieving mental fatigue, nervous strain, and heartburn; for healing coughs and bronchitis, anorexia, to uplift and warm, as an aphrodisiac.
Precautions: Avoid use on allergic skin.
Emotional profile: to relieve inflexibility, suspicion, self-pity, confusion, and intolerance.
Blends with: rose, neroli, frankincense, cedarwood, orange, ylang ylang, bergamot, and clove.

Carrot Seed - Inner Vision

Latin name: Daucus carota.
Family name: Umbelliferae.
Distilled from the dried seeds. Country: France. Carrot seed has a dry-woody, earthy and sweet scent.
Some traditional uses: for toning and rejuvenating mature skin, wrinkles and scars, eczema, psoriasis, as a stimulant to immune and lymphatic systems, for relieving PMS and regulating monthly cycles, to ease anxiety and stress.
Blends with: geranium, cedarwood, citrus or spice oils.

Atlas Cedar - Transformative Certainty

Latin name: Cedrus atlantica.
Family name: Pinaceae.
There are several varieties of cedar; the Atlas Cedar is one of the most beneficial for aromatherapy. The oil is distilled from the wood and is imported from Morocco & Algeria, North Africa. It has a woody aroma. It was believed that the Egyptians in cosmetics, perfume and medicine have used Atlas cedar extensively.
Some traditional uses: to relax tense muscles, calm emotions, help breathing, for enhancing meditation, easing pain, repelling insects, for hair loss.
Precautions: Atlas cedar should be avoided during pregnancy.
Emotional profile: for relief of irrationality, worry, fear and mental obsession.
Blends with: bergamot, cypress, ylang ylang, rosemary, juniper, vetiver, neroli, clary sage, and frankincense.

German Chamomile - Anti-Inflammatory

Latin name: Matricaria recutica.
Family name: Compositae.
The oil is steam distilled from the flower heads and is grown mainly in Hungary and Eastern Europe. it is no longer grown in Germany despite its name. It has a strong, sweet and warm-herbaceous aroma and is blue in color. German Chamomile has many of the same properties as Roman Chamomile. But, with a much higher azulene content its anti-inflammatory actions are greater.
Some traditional uses: to relieve muscular pain, to heal skin inflammations, acne and wounds, as a sedative, to ease anxiety and nervous tension, to help with sleeplessness.
Precautions: German Chamomile should be avoided during early pregnancy and may cause skin reactions in some people.
Emotional profile: to relieve hysteria, fear, nervousness, grief, worry; promotes patience.
Blends with: bergamot, marjoram, jasmine, patchouli, neroli, lavender, clary sage, lemon, rose and ylang ylang.

Roman Chamomile - Calm Acceptance

Latin name: Anthemis nobilis.
Family name: Compositae.
The oil is distilled from the flowers grown in the USA. It has a sweet and fruity aroma. Chamomile was a sacred herb of the Saxons.
Some traditional uses: to relieve muscular pain, as a sedative, ease anxiety and nervous tension, to help with sleeplessness.
Precautions: Roman Chamomile should be avoided during early pregnancy.
Emotional profile: to relieve anger, hysteria, fear, spirit disconnection, grief, worry.
Blends with: bergamot, cypress, jasmine, juniper, neroli, frankincense, clary sage, vetiver, rosemary and ylang ylang.

Citronella

Latin name: Cymbopogon nardus.
Family name: Graminacaea.
The oil is distilled from the herb and is imported from Ceylon. It has a fresh grassy-woody scent. Traditional Chinese medicine currently uses this herb for rheumatic pain.
Some traditional uses: as a mosquito repellent, for colds, flu and neuralgia, to relieve pain of rheumatism and arthritis, melancholy.
Precautions: Avoid using on sensitive or damaged skin.
Blends with: geranium, lemon, bergamot, orange, cedarwood and pine.

Clary Sage - Clarity

Latin name: Salvia sclarea.
Family name: Labiatae.
Clary sage oil is distilled from the flowering tops and the herb and is imported from France. It has a spicy, hay-like aroma. It has been called “clear eye” and was used for healing eye problems in times past.
Some traditional uses: relieving stress and tension, lifting melancholy, easing pain, restful sleep, as an aphrodisiac; contains estrogen-like hormone, for menopause and PMS, relieving nervous exhaustion. Precautions: Clary Sage should be avoided during pregnancy, or if you have endometriosis, breast, ovarian and uterine cysts and other estrogen dependant conditions (cancers).
Emotional profile: for relieving worry, crying, guilt, obsessions and compulsions, hostility, panic.
Blends with: juniper, bergamot, lavender, frankincense, coriander, cardamon, geranium, sandalwood, cedarwood, pine and jasmine.

Clove Bud

Latin name: Eugenia caryophyllata.
Family name: Myrtacaea.
Clove bud oil is distilled from the flower buds and is imported from Indonesia. It has a spicy, fruity, warm and sweet aroma.
Some traditional uses: for toothache, colds, flu and fungal infections, as a mosquito repellent, to relieve fatigue and melancholy, as an aphrodisiac.
Precautions: Clove bud oil should not be used on damaged or sensitive skin. Use in moderation.
Blends with: rose, ylang ylang, clary sage, bergamot, and bay laurel.

Coriander - Encouragement

Latin name: Coriandrum sativum.
Family name: Umbelliferae.
Coriander oil is distilled from the seeds and is imported from Bulgaria. It has a spicy, sweet and fragrant aroma. Coriander seeds were found in the Egyptian tomb of Ramses II.
Some traditional uses: relieving muscular aches and pains, increasing circulation, for colds, flu and rheumatism, for help with sleep and nervous exhaustion.
Precautions: Use in moderation and avoid if you have fibrosis or breast cancer.
Emotional profile: to relieve doubt, fear of failure, feelings of vulnerability, weariness and irritability.
Blends with: clary sage, ginger, bergamot, cypress, pine, jasmine, frankincense, neroli, citronella, and sandalwood.

Cypress - Inner Renewal

Latin name: Cupressus sempervirens.
Family name: Cupressaceae.
Cypress oil is distilled from the needles and twigs and is imported from Europe. It has a spicy, refreshing pine-needle aroma. Tibetans use Cypress incense today for purification.
Some traditional uses: to increase circulation, relieve muscular cramps, bronchitis, whooping cough and painful periods; reduce nervous tension and other stress related problems, as an immune stimulant.
Precautions: Avoid cypress if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, cancer or uterine and breast fibrosis.
Emotional profile: for relief of grief, self-hate, jealousy, loss and regret, isolation.
Blends with: cedarwood, pine, lavender, clary sage, lemon, cardamon, juniper, bergamot, orange, marjoram, and sandalwood.

Eucalyptus - Room to Breathe

Latin name: Eucalyptus globulus.
Family name: Myrtaceae.
It is distilled from the leaves and is imported from Australia. It has a strong camphorous odor. Aborigines have used eucalyptus leaves to remedy many ills.
Some traditional uses: for colds, as a decongestant, to relieve asthma and fevers, for its bactericidal and anti-viral actions, to ease aching joints.
Precautions: Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.
Emotional profile: to help with explosive-heated emotions, irrational thinking.
Blends with: rosemary, lavender, marjoram, pine, cedarwood, and lemon.

Sweet Fennel - Confident Expression

Latin name: Foeniculum vulgare.
Family name: Umbelliferae.
It is distilled from the fruit and is imported from France. It has an earthy-peppery aroma. In times past, fennel was used to ward off evil spirits.
Some traditional uses: for neuro-muscular spasms, rheumatism and arthritis; bronchitis, whooping cough, as a nerve tonic in relieving stress and nervous tension.
Precautions: Use in moderation and avoid if you are pregnant or have epilepsy.
Emotional profile: to aid with mental and emotional blocks, resisting change, fear of failure, creativity blocks.
Blends with: geranium, lavender, rose and sandalwood.

Balsam Fir - Grounded Mind

Latin name: Abies balsamea.
Family: Pinaceae.
Distilled from the needles and twigs of the Balsam Fir tree from Canada with a fresh balsamic odor.
Some traditional uses: to relieve muscle aches and pains, for relieving anxiety and stress related conditions, to fight colds, flu and infections, for relieving bronchitis and coughs. Said to ground one mentally.
Blends with: cypress, cedar, pine sandalwood and juniper berry.

Frankincense - Liberation

Latin name: Boswellia species.
Family name: Burseraceae.
Frankincense oil is steam distilled from oleo-gum-resin of the tree and is imported from Africa. It has a spicy, balsamic aroma. Frankincense was known as one of the most precious substances to ancient man and is associated with religious practice.
Some traditional uses: to calm, enhance meditation, elevate mind and spirit, help breathing, for psychic cleansing; for care of mature skin and scars.
Emotional profile: for healing fears, grief, repressed feelings, self-destruction and dissociation/disconnection.
Blends with: sandalwood, pine, vetiver, geranium, lavender, neroli, orange, bergamot, and basil.

Geranium - Comforter

Latin name: Pelargonium graveolens.
Family name: Geraniaceae.
Geranium oil is distilled from the leaves of the plant and is imported from Egypt. It has a leafy rose scent. Geranium has been long revered for its fragrance.
Some traditional uses: reducing stress and tension, easing pain, balancing emotions and hormones, PMS, relieve fatigue and nervous exhaustion, to lift melancholy, lessen fluid retention, repel insects.
Emotional profile: to aid with acute fear, rigidity, abuse, lack of self-esteem, discontentment, and heartache.
Blends with: lavender, patchouli, clove, rose, neroli, sandalwood, jasmine, juniper and bergamot.

Ginger - Longevity

Latin name: Zingiber officinale.
Family name: Zingiberaceae.
Ginger oil is distilled from the root of the plant and is imported from China. It has a warm, spicy-woodsy odor. Ginger has been used as a healing remedy for thousands of years.
Some traditional uses: reducing muscular aches and pains, increasing circulation, relieving bronchitis and whooping cough, nervous exhaustion, in healing colds flu and fever and to stimulate appetite. Emotional profile: for sexual anxieties, lack of direction, confusion, and loneliness.
Blends with: sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, frankincense, cedarwood, coriander, rose, neroli, and orange.

Grapefruit - Purification

Latin name: Citrus paradisi.
Family name: Rutacaea.
Grapefruit oil is cold pressed from the peel of the U.S. grapefruit. It has a fresh, sweet, citrus scent. Some traditional uses: to lift melancholy, relieve muscle fatigue, as an astringent for oily skin, to refresh and energize the body, stimulate detoxification, as an airborne disinfectant.
Emotional profile: for use with self-doubt and criticism, dependency, frustration and grief.
Blends with: lemon, palmarosa, bergamot, neroli, rosemary, cardamon, geranium, lavender and cypress.

Helichrysum - Everlasting

Latin name: Helichrysum italicum.
Family name: Compositae.
Distilled from the Everlasting flowers and imported from France. It has an intense, honey, tea-like aroma.
Some traditional uses: to heal bruises (internal and external), wounds and scars, to detoxify the body, cleanse the blood and increase lymphatic drainage, for healing colds, flu, sinusitis and bronchitis, to relieve melancholy, migraines, stress and tension.
Emotional profile: for relieving grief, addiction, emotional blocks, panic, burnout, over-sensitivity.
Blends with: lavender, rose, geranium, clary sage, chamomile and clove bud.

Hyssop - Creativity

Latin name: Hyssopus officinalis.
Family name: Lamiaceae.
Distilled from the leaves and flowering tops and imported from France, Hungary, and Croatia. It has an sweet, warm, and spicy-herbaceous aroma.It has a long medicinal and religious history.
Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy, with epilepsy, and fever.
Some traditional uses: to heal bruises, for healing respiratory complaints and bronchitis, low or high blood pressure, indigestion, stress and tension.
Emotional profile: to increase creativity, to lessen anger, greed, jealousy, despair, desire, stress and tension, and mental and verbal agressiveness.
Blends with: lavender, bay, geranium, clary sage, rosemary, and all citrus oils.

Jasmine - Harmonious Desire

Latin name: Jasminum grandiflorum.
Family name: Oleaceae.
Jasmine oil is extracted from the flowers and is imported from India. It has a rich, sweet scent.
Some traditional uses: to lift melancholy, for muscular spasm, painful periods and labour pains, to relieve anxiety and nervous exhaustion, an aphrodisiac.
Emotional profile: to relieve repressed feelings, bitter jealously, low self-esteem, guilt, emotional abuse.
Blends with: rose, sandalwood, clary sage, and citrus oils.

Juniper Berry - Empowering Determination

Latin name: Juniperus communis.
Family name: Cupressaceae.
Juniper Berry oil is distilled from the berries and is imported from Italy. It has a fresh, pine-needle aroma. Believed to be magical, juniper was used to avert and protect one from evil.
Some traditional uses: to energize and relieve exhaustion, ease inflammation and spasms, for improving mental clarity and memory, purifying the body, to lessen fluid retention, for disinfecting. Precautions: Juniper Berry should be avoided during pregnancy or if you have kidney disease. Emotional profile: for guilt, unworthiness, discontentment, abusive experiences, empathy, and defensive behavior.
Blends with: vetiver, sandalwood, cedarwood, cypress, clary sage, pine, lavender, rosemary, and geranium.

Lavender - Healing Expression

Latin name: Lavandula officinalis.
Family name: Labiatae.
Lavender oil is distilled from the flowering tops of the plant and is imported from France. It has a sweet, fresh scent. Lavender has been used for centuries as a fragrance and a medicine.
Some traditional uses: balancing emotions, relieving stress, tension and headache, to promote restful sleep, heal the skin, to lower high blood pressure, help breathing, for disinfecting.
Emotional profile: for panic, hysteria, fears, insecurity, trauma, worry, burnout, addiction, obsessive and agitated behaviors.
Blends with: most oils including citrus, florals, cedarwood, clove, clary sage, pine, geranium, vetiver, and patchouli.

Lemon - Refreshing Trust

Latin name: Citrus Limonum.
Family name: Rutaceae.
Lemon is cold pressed from the lemon peel and is from the US. It has a fresh lemon scent. It is said that our ancestors who traveled the seas used lemon to prevent scurvy.
Some traditional uses: to balance the nervous system, as a disinfectant, to refresh and uplift, for purifying the body.
Precautions: May cause skin sensitivity to the sun or irritate sensitive skin.
Emotional profile: to relieve bitter resentment, distrust, irrational thinking, and apathy.
Blends with: lavender, neroli, juniper, eucalyptus, geranium, fennel, chamomile, frankincense, sandalwood, rose and ylang ylang.

Lemongrass

Latin name: Cymbopogon citratus.
Family name: Graminacaea.
Lemongrass is distilled from the leaves and is imported from Guatemala. It has a powerful, lemon-grass aroma. There has been recent research in India which shows that lemongrass acts as sedative on the central nervous system.
Some traditional uses: as an insect repellent and deodorizer, for athlete’s foot, as a tissue toner, to relieve muscular pain (sports-muscle pain), increase circulation, for headaches, for nervous exhaustion and other stress related problems.
Precautions: Use with care and avoid in pregnancy.
Blends with: citronella, vetiver and palmarosa.

Lime - Good Cheer

Latin name: Citrus aurantifolia.
Family: Rutaceae.
Cold pressed from the USA lime peel. Lime has a fruity-lime aroma.
Some traditional uses: to purify the air, for alertness, to relieve coughs or congestion, for uplifting and cheering the spirit, to heal colds, flu or inflammations.
Precautions: Lime may cause skin sensitivity to bright sunlight.
Blends with: neroli, citronella, clary sage, rosemary, lavender and other citrus notes.

Sweet Marjoram - Comforting Compassion

Latin name: Marjorana hortensis.
Family name: Labiatae.
Sweet marjoram oil is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant and is imported from France. It has a warm & spicy aroma. Romans and ancient Greek physicians used sweet marjoram medicinally.
Some traditional uses: to relax tense muscles and relieve spasms, calm and promote restful sleep, ease migraine headache, for comforting the heart, lowering high blood pressure, to help breathing, disinfecting.
Precautions: Marjoram should be avoided during pregnancy.
Emotional profile: for hysteria, anger, and feelings of isolation.
Blends with: lavender, eucalyptus, tea-tree, cedarwood, cypress, chamomile, bergamot, and rosemary.

Myrrh - Transcendental Bridge

Latin name: Commiphora myrrha.
Family name: Burseraceae.
Myrrh oil is distilled from the resin and is imported from Africa. It has a sharp, warm balsamic aroma. In Egyptian lore, Myrrh is said to have come from the tears of Horus.
Some traditional uses: to heal wounds and nurture mature skin, for bronchitis and colds, to relieve apathy and calm.
Precautions: Avoid use on damaged or sensitive skin.
Emotional profile: in relieving emotional coldness, lack of will, and lack of spirit connection, emotional blocks.
Blends with: frankincense, sandalwood, cypress, juniper, geranium, patchouli, lavender, and pine.

Neroli - Emotional Harmony

Latin name: Citrus aurantium var. amara.
Family name: Rutaceae.
Neroli oil is extracted from the flower of bitter orange tree and is imported from Tunisia. It has a refreshing, bittersweet aroma. In times past, orange flower blossoms were worn at weddings as a symbol of purity.
Some traditional uses: for healing thread veins, scars and nourishing mature skin, increasing circulation, in relieving anxiety, melancholy and nervous tension, bronchitis, as an aphrodisiac. Emotional profile: for emotional crisis, longing, grief, abuse, and hopelessness.
Blends with: chamomile, coriander, geranium, lemon, ylang ylang, lavender, jasmine, and clary sage.

Nutmeg - Warming Up

Latin name: Myristica fragrans.
Family: Myristicaceae.
Distilled from the nutmeg seed and imported from East Indies. It has a spicy, nutmeg fragrance.
Some traditional uses: for warming muscles, easing muscle aches and pains, to invigorate or stimulate the mind, an aphrodisiac, to stimulate heart and circulation, for relieving nervous fatigue.
Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy and use with care (can be moderately toxic if over-used). Emotional profile: For focus, relieving grief, guilt, agitation, to improve self-image.
Blends with coriander, bay leaf, petitgrain, lime, orange, geranium, rosemary and clary sage.

Sweet Orange - Happiness

Latin name: Citrus sinensis.
Family name: Rutaceae.
Orange oil is cold pressed from the orange peel and is from the US and Brazil. It has a fruity, sweet scent. Orange trees were once rare and native only to China and India.
Some traditional uses: to brighten mood, calm and reduce stress, as an environmental disinfectant. Emotional profile: to relieve apathy, emotional abuse, worry, addiction, burnout, hopelessness, self-consciousness.
Blends with: lavender, clove, myrrh, clary sage, lemon, and neroli.

Oregano - Ancient Medicine

Latin name: Origanum vulgare.
Family name: Labiatae.
Distilled from the herb and imported from Spain. Oregano has a spicy, warm herb scent.
Some traditional uses: as a muscle relaxant and to ease muscle aches and pains, to heal colds, flu and bronchitis, as a stimulant, to energize the mind and body, and for relieving headaches.
Precautions: Oregano should be avoided during pregancy and with babies and children.
Blends with: atlas cedar, lavender, rosemary and citronella.

Palmarosa - Secure Heart

Latin name: Cymbopogon martini.
Family name: Graminacaea.
Palmarosa oil is distilled from the tops of the plants and is imported from Nepal. It has a flora-rose grassy scent. Palmarosa is used today in Ayurvedic medicine.
Some traditional uses: to stimulate cellular regeneration and moisturize skin, for nervous exhaustion and stress conditions, to calm and uplift.
Emotional profile: for irritability, apathy and tension.
Blends with: geranium, florals, cedarwood and sandalwood.

Patchouli - Grounded Stability

Latin name: Pogostemon cablin.
Family name: Labiatae.
Patchouli oil is distilled from the leaves and is imported from Indonesia. It has an intense earthy, balsamic-woody aroma.
Some traditional uses: for athlete’s foot, as an aphrodisiac, to relieve stress and nervous exhaustion.
Emotional profile: to relieve indecision, lethargy, mood swings.
Blends with: vetiver, clary sage, myrrh, bergamot, neroli, rose, lavender, clove, geranium, cedarwood, and sandalwood.

Peppermint - Receptive Vision

Latin name: Mentha piperita.
Family name: Labiatae.
Peppermint oil is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant and is grown in the US. It has a sweet, mint aroma. Herbalists in ancient Greece and Rome used peppermint for nearly every ailment.
Some traditional uses: for energy, and brighter mood, reducing pain, to help breathing, improves mental clarity and memory.
Precautions: Peppermint may irritate sensitive skin and should be avoided during pregnancy.
Emotional profile: for shock, overwork, apathy, and helplessness.
Blends with: rosemary, eucalyptus, lemon, marjoram, and lavender.

Petitgrain - Reviver

Latin name: Citrus aurantium var. amara (bigardia).
Family: Rutaceae. Distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree and imported from Africa. It has a sweet, woody-orange floral scent. Petitgrain was one of the ingredients of the original “eau-de-cologne”.
Some traditional uses: for relieving respiratory infections, to ease nervous tension muscle spasms, for relieving joint inflammation, to balance the central nervous system, for stress relief and restful sleep.
Emotional profile: To relieve feelings of betrayal, sadness, pessimism, trauma and disharmony.
Blends with clary sage, rosemary, lavender, jasmine, geranium, bergamot, neroli, palmarosa and clove bud.

Pine - Nature’s Helper

Latin name: Pinus sylvestris.
Family: Pinaceae. Distilled from the needles and imported from France. It has a strong, coniferous, woody aroma. Native Americans placed dried pine needles in their mattresses to ward of lice and fleas.
Some traditional uses: to ease breathing, as an immune system stimulant, to increase energy, for relieving muscle and joint aches, to repel lice and fleas.
Precautions: Avoid use if you have prostate cancer.
Emotional profile: to transform regrets, self-blame, feelings of inadequacy. Blends with: cedar, lemon, marjoram, rosemary, tea-tree, eucalyptus, lavender and juniper berry.

Rose Maroc Absolute - Nurturing Heart

Latin name: Rosa centifolia.
Family name: Rosaceae. Rose Absolute is extracted from the rose flower and is imported from Morocco. It has a rich rosy fragrance. Avicenna, a 10th century Arabian alchemist, gave us our first rose oil.
Some traditional uses: for brighter mood, menopause, to help reduce wrinkles, for calming and reducing nervous tension, to promote restful sleep, as an aphrodisiac.
Emotional profile: for grief, fears of loving and being loved, sexuality, jealously, self-destruction, vengeance and bitterness.
Blends with: geranium, bergamot, lavender, clary sage, sandalwood and patchouli.

Rosemary - Remembered Destiny

Latin name: Rosmarinus officinalis.
Family name: Labiatae. Rosemary oil is distilled from the flowering tops of the herb and is imported from Spain. It has camphor like aroma. Ancient Greeks and Romans gave rosemary sacred status for its many beneficial uses.
Some traditional uses: to energize, for muscle pains, cramps or sprains, brighten mood, for improving mental clarity and memory, easing pain, to relieve headaches, disinfecting.
Precautions: Rosemary should be avoided if you are pregnant, if you have epilepsy or high blood pressure.
Emotional profile: for disorientation, indecision, and burnout.
Blends with: frankincense, cedarwood, peppermint, basil, pine, citronella and lavender.

Rosewood - Bois de Rose

Latin name: Aniba rosaedora.
Family name: Lauraceae. Rosewood is distilled from the wood and imported from Bazil. It has a sweet, woodsy-floral, spicy scent.
Some traditional uses: to relieve stress and balance the central nervous system, for easing jet lag, to create a calm for meditation, for easing colds and coughs, to stimulate the immune system, as an aphrodisiac and in skin care.
Blends with: lavender, orange, lemon, tangerine, sandalwood, cedarwood, palmarosa, geranium and most oils.

Sandalwood - Now Here

Latin name: Santalum album.
Family name: Santalaceae. Sandalwood oil is distilled from the heartwood and is imported from India. It has a woody, balsamic aroma. Sandalwood is believed to bring about calmness and serenity and is linked with incense and meditation.
Some traditional uses: to lift melancholy, enhance meditation, heal the skin, help breathing, for calming and reducing stress, restful sleep, disinfecting, as an aphrodisiac.
Emotional profile: to relieve possessiveness, lack of forgiveness, cynicism, insecurity, loneliness, nightmares, dwelling on the past.
Blends with: rose, clove, lavender, jasmine, myrrh, patchouli, vetiver, geranium and bergamot.

Spearmint - Gentle mint

Latin name: Mentha spicata.
Family: Labiatae. Distilled from the flowering tops from the USA. It has the familiar fragrance of chewing gum.
Some traditional uses: for relieving bronchitis and sinusitis, to ease nausea and headaches, for relieving colds or flu, to stimulate, energize and relieve fatigue.
Blends with: rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, basil and jasmine.

Spikenard - Sweet Surrender

Latin name: Nardastachus jatamansi.
Family name: Valerianaceae. Spikenard oil is distilled from the roots and is imported from India. It has a strong valerian aroma. Spikenard is herb used by Mary Magdalene to anoint Christ’s feet before the last supper.
Some traditional uses: to relieve migraines, stress and tension, for rejuvenation of mature skin, to calm and promote restful sleep, for wounds, to inspire devotion.
Precautions: Avoid use during pregnancy.
Emotional profile: for inner conflict, emotional / spirit / physical imbalances, restlessness.
Blends with: lavender, patchouli, pine, and vetiver.

St Johns Wort - Balance

Latin name: Hypericum perforatum.
Family name: Guttiferae. St Johns Wort is a seldom used essential oil. It has gained a great reputation as an herbal tinture.It is steam distilled from the leaves and imported from France. It has a strong sweet aroma.
Precautions: Avoid in sunlight; can cause photo-sensitization, avoid during pregnancy, and with kidney diseases.
Some traditional uses: for fungal infections, oily hair, dandruff, sinusitus and sore muscles.
Emotional profile: for balancing all chakras.

Tangerine - Free Child

Latin name: Citrus reticulata.
Family: Rutaceae. Cold pressed from the tangerine peel and imported from Brazil. It has an sweet, citrus scent.
Some traditional uses: for relieving muscle spasms, to soothe and calm nerves, for stress relief and relaxation, to stimulate the liver and increase lymphatic drainage.
Precautions: May cause skin sensitivity to bright sunlight.
Emotional profile: to heal inner child issues, for relieving anxiety, obsession with the past, emotional trauma.
Blends with: spice oils, nutmeg, clove bud, lemon, neroli, bergamot, lime, orange and grapefruit.

Thyme - Infection Free

Latin name: Thymus vulgaris - carvacrol.
Family name: Labiatae. Thyme is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops and is imported from Spain. It has a sweet, intense herb-medicinal odor. Thyme was used by ancient Greeks to disinfect air and inhibit infectious diseases.
Some traditional uses: To heal colds, bronchitis, for relieving muscle aches and pains, to aid concentration and memory, for relieving fatigue and said to heal anthrax.
Precautions: Avoid use if pregnant or with high blood pressure.
Blends with: bergamot, lemon, rosemary, lavender and sweet marjoram.

Tea-Tree - Strong Health

Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia.
Family name: Myrtaceae. Tea-tree is distilled from the leaves and is imported from Australia. It has a spicy, medicinal aroma. Tea-tree is one of the most scientifically researched oils.
Some traditional uses: as an immuno-stimulant particularly against bacteria, viruses and fungi, for relieving inflammation, as a disinfectant.
Blends with: lavender, clove, marjoram, rosemary, clary sage, pine, and geranium.

Vetiver - Earth Connection

Latin name: Vetiveria zizanioides.
Family name: Graminacaea. Vetiver is distilled from the rootlets and is imported from Haiti. It has a heavy, woodsy, earthy-sweet scent.
Some traditional uses: for muscular aches, to increase circulation, to relieve melancholy and nervous tension, for restful sleep.
Emotional profile: for fears, obsessions, scattered thoughts, anger and hurt, unworthiness, neurotic behavior, and addiction.
Blends with: sandalwood, ylang ylang, clary sage, lavender, patchouli, jasmine and rose.

Ylang Ylang - Euphoric Union

Latin name: Cananga odorata.
Family name: Annonaceae. Ylang Ylang oil is distilled from the flowers of the plant and is imported from Indonesia. It has an exotic sweet floral scent. Ylang Ylang is heralded by many as an aphrodisiac.
Some traditional uses: brightening mood, relieving anger and anxiety, relaxing tense muscles, to calm and promote restful sleep, lower high blood pressure, an aphrodisiac.
Emotional profile: to release emotional guilt, resentment, jealousy, obstinance, frustration and irritability, impatience and self-absorption.
Blends with: jasmine, vetiver, bergamot, rose, citrus oils.