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by on Nov.30, 2011, under Essential Oil

Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, orange/lemon/citrusy, slightly floral.

Bergamot Oil Uses: Acne, abscesses, anxiety, boils?cold sores, cystitis, depression, halitosis, itching, loss of appetite, oily skin, psoriasis, stress.

Safety Information: Bergamot Oil is phototoxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its phototoxicity.

Petitgrain Oil (Citrus aurantium)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, and slightly floral.

Though distilled from the same botanical species as neroli and bitter orange, Petitgrain Essential Oil possesses its own characteristically unique aroma. Petitgrain Essential Oil is distilled from the leaves and sometimes the twigs and branches of the tree whereas neroli essential oil is distilled from the blossoms and Orange Essential Oil is typically cold pressed from the rinds of the fruits.

Petitgrain Oil Uses: Acne, fatigue, oily skin, stress.

Safety Information: Unlike many other citrus oils, Petitrain Oil is not considered phototoxic. It does not indicate any special precautions when using Petitgrain Oil.

Fir Needle Oil (Abies alba)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, earthy, sweet.

Fir Needle Oil Uses: Arthritis, bronchitis, colds, coughs, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism, sinusitis.

Safety Information: Fir Needle Oil is a possible skin irritation depending on true plant species.

Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale)

Aromatic Description: Warm, spicy, earthy, woody.

Ginger Oil Uses: Aching muscles, arthritis, nausea, poor circulation.

Safety Information: Ginger Oil is slightly phototoxic. Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its phototoxicity.

Mandarin Oil (Citrus reticulate)

Mandarin Essential Oil is a favorite of children and parents. Of all the citrus oils, Mandarin Oil is the sweetest and tends to be the most calming. If desiring to use a citrus oil in the evenings before bed or with children, Mandarin Essential Oil is usually the best choice.

Aromatic Description: Very sweet, citrusy, fruity.

Mandarin Oil Uses: Acne, dull skin, insomnia, oily skin, scars, spots, stress, wrinkles

Safety Information: It does not indicate any special precautions when using Mandarin Oil. It may be prudent to treat Mandarin Essential Oil as a phototoxic oil.

Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita)

Peppermint Essential Oil contains menthol. Menthol induces a cooling sensation, and use of Peppermint Oil in a body mist or even in the diffuser can help to cool you down. Emotionally, Peppermint Oil is stimulating and is a good choice for inclusion in blends intended to help enhance alertness and stamina. Peppermint should be avoided before bedtime.

Aromatic Description: Minty, reminiscent of peppermint candies, but more concentrated. More fragrant than spearmint.

Peppermint Oil Uses: Asthma, colic, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, sinusitis, vertigo.

Safety Information: Avoid Peppermint Oil in cardiac fibrillation, epilepsy, fever. Peppermint Oil is a mucous membrane irritant and neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Some of this information applies to oral use, but is provided for informational purposes (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner). May cause sensitization.

Cedarwood Oil (Cedrus atlantica)

Aromatic Description: Woody and sweet. The aroma is reminiscent of artificial mothballs.

Cedarwood oil Uses: Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughing, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress. Cedarwood essential oil is antiseptic, astringent, anti-bacterial, a stimulant to the skin and circulatory system, sedative and an aphrodisiac.  In aromatherapy, it is useful in the treatment of eczema, dry skin, dandruff, fluid retention, nervous tension, arthritis, rheumatism, cystitis and asthma.

Safety Information: It should not be used in pregnancy or with young children, due to its toxicity.

Lavandin Oil (Lavandula hyrida)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, sweet, floral, more herbaceous than lavender.

Lavendin Oil Uses: Abscesses, asthma, blisters, boils, burns, cuts, cystitis, dry skin, dull skin, eczema, fatigue, insect bites, irritated skin, lice, muscle aches, scabies, shock, sores, sprains, strains, vertigo, wounds.

Safety Information: Avoid in pregnancy, epilepsy and fever because of camphor content in Lavandin oil.

Clove Oil ( Eugenia caryophyllata)

Aromatic Description: Spicy, warming yet slightly bitter, woody, reminiscent of true clove buds, but richer.

Clove Oil Uses: Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, sprains, strains, toothache.

Safety Information: Clove oil is a mucous membrane and dermal irritant. Avoid Clove oil in alcoholism, in haemophilia, in prostatic cancer, with kidney and liver problems and if taking anticoagulants.

Citronella Oil (Cymbopogon nardus)

Aromatic Description: Citrusy, slightly fruity, fresh, sweet.

Citronella Oil Uses: Excessive perspiration, fatigue, headache, insect repellant, oily skin.

Safety Information: Citronella oil may cause possible sensitization, avoid Citronella oil during pregnancy.

Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Aromatic Description: Tea Tree oil is medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, and herbaceous.

Tea Tree Oil Uses: Acne, athlete’s foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, arthritis, warts, whooping cough.

Safety Information: Tea Tree oil may cause sensitization in some. It does not indicate any special precautions when using Tea Tree oil.

Nutmeg Oil (Myristica fragrans)

Aromatic Description: Rich, spicy, sweet, woody. Similar to the cooking spice, but richer and more fragrant.

Nutmeg Oil Uses: Arthritis, constipation, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, slow digestion.

Safety Information: If used in large amounts, Nutmeg oil can cause toxic symptoms such as nausea and tachycardia. Nutmeg oil is a possible oral toxin (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner), possible psychotropic (may affect behavior) and possible carcinogen.

Cinnamon Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Aromatic Description: Much richer in aroma than ground cinnamon. Cinnamon essential oil is peppery, earthy, spicy, bright yet slightly woodsy. Oil distilled from the bark of the cinnamon tree is preferred over the oil distilled from the leaves. Cinnamon bark essential oil, however, tends to be much more costly.

Cinnamon Oil Uses: Constipation, exhaustion, flatulence, lice, low blood pressure, rheumatism, scabies, stress.

Safety Information: Cinnamon oil is a mucous membrane irritant and strong skin sensitizer. Avoid in alcoholism, in haemophilia, in prostatic cancer, with kidney and liver problems and if taking anticoagulants.

Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, lemony, earthy.

Lemongrass Oil Uses: Acne, athlete’s foot, excessive perspiration, flatulence, insect repellent, muscle aches, oily skin, scabies, stress.

Safety Information: Avoid lemongrass oil in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin.

Pine Oil (Pinus nigra)

Aromatic Description: Fresh, woody, earthy, balsamic

Pine Oil Uses: Colds, coughing, flu, rheumatism, sinusitis, antibacterial, analgesic, diuretic, energizing, antiseptic and aromatic properties.

Safety Information: Pine oil may cause sensitization.

Star Anise Oil (Illcium verum)

Aromatic Description: Sharp, anise and licorice-like aroma.

Star Anise Oil Uses: Rheumatism, bronchitis, coughing, colic, indigestion/cramping, colds, flu.

Safety Information: Star Anise oil is narcotic and slows circulation when used in large doses. Slight risk of sensitization. Avoid Star Anise oil in cases of alcoholism, liver disease, paracetamol use, breast-feeding, pregnancy, endometriosis, certain cancers, hyperplasia, and damaged skin and with young children.

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