Essential Oil List

Essential oils have been used for everything form skin treatments to remedies for cancer.  Here
we use them for soaps, lotions, creams, liquid soap, laundry detergent, air mist and perfume.  
When looking to buy essential oils use caution where you purchase them.  Some sellers label the
oils as “100% pure jasmine oil”  for instance.  It is in fact 100% pure jasmine oil but is diluted with
a carrier oil, that part they generally do not tell you unless you ask.  If the price is considerably
lower than you have seen it from other sellers it is probably cut with a carrier oil.  Buy from a
reputable seller or one who has come highly recommended.

Essential Oil Guide:
Angelica . . . . . . . . . . (Angelica archangelica) Phototoxic

Anise Star  (Illicium verum)
Thin Oil, Blends well with: Lavender, Pine, Orange, Rosewood,
Clove, and Cinnamon.  Aromatic Scent: Anise Star has a powerful and sweet licorice-like scent.
Great for soaps, lotions, scrubs and  cold process soap. Anise essential oil contains 'anethole'
which may aggravate chronic skin conditions.
Anethole, a chief constituent of anise,
camphor, and fennel, has been shown to block both inflammation and carcinogenesis,
but just how these effects are mediated is not known (1).

Bay:
 Has a powerful, spicy, sweet aroma with a distinctive clove note. It is used to produce bay
rum fragrance and as a component of fresh, spicy scents. Aromatherapy benefits: clarifying,
warming

Benzoin - A sweet resin that can add a sugary top note to any blend which needs a sweetness.
Benzoin shares its sweet similarities in scent with Vanilla essential oil. It has a warming golden
brown colour and a treacle-like viscosity
.  Benzoin is used by the perfume industry as a fixative
for some of their most famous perfumes. (Benzoin together with Labdanum help to create the
"amber" blend)  Benzoin's greatest benefit lies in that it has a calming effect on the nervous and
digestive systems, a warming effect on circulation problems and a toning effect on the respiratory
tract.
Blends well with bergamot, coriander, frankincense, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh,
orange, petitgrain, rose and sandalwood.

Bergamot: (Citrus bergamia) The aroma of bergamot oil is fresh, lively, fruity and sweet. It is
an excellent deodorizer.  Aromatherapy benefits: uplifting, inspiring, confidence-building (
Not for
leave on products - not to exceed 0.4%)

Black Pepper: Antioxidant; supports healthy circulation, flavoring

Cedarwood: The balsamic-woody aroma of cedarwood oil evokes a feeling of inner strength and
centeredness. It is quite useful in times of emotional stress and anxiety to overcome feelings of
powerlessness.

Chamomile(German): Oil is deep blue, turning green then brown with age and exposure to light.  
The odor is sweet, tobacco-like and fruity, apple-like. It adds a warm, long-lasting, rich undertone
in perfumes. Chamomile is a mild, soothing oil and is popular in massage blends and other herbal
preparations. Aromatherapy benefits: calming, relaxing, soothing.

Chamomile (Roman): antispasmodic, menstrual cramps, sedative, relieves anxiety/stress,
insomnia, great for children (comforting, soothing), anti-inflammatory

Clary Sage: antispasmodic, relieves menstrual cramps, aphrodisiac, relaxing, relieves
anxiety/stress, labor pain management

Eucalyptus globulus: expectorant, decongestant, beneficial for flu/cold season, clearing to the
mind, energizing, bronchitis (avoid with children under 2, use Eucalyptus radiata instead)

Eucalyptus radiata: expectorant, this eucalyptus species is indicated for children with
respiratory congestion, useful for colds and flu, antiviral

Frankincense : strengthens the immune system (CO2 extract), soothes inflamed skin
conditions, cell regenerative

Geranium : PMS, indicated for hormonal imbalance, antimicrobial, nerve pain

Ginger : digestive, useful to eliminate gas, constipation, relieves nausea, warming emotionally
and physically, anti-inflammatory, relieves pain, immune modulator

Grapefruit:(Citrus paradisi) Leave on products not to exceed: 4%

Jasmine: Uterine, Menstrual Pain, Antidepressant, Cramps, Coughs, Childbirth, Chest
aphrodisiac

Labdanum absolute - Clear in color- Aroma : Warm, musky, sweet.   Labdanum is also known
as the Rose of Sharon and is mentioned in the Bible as  an ingredient in the ancient temple
incense of Moses under the name “Oncha”.  Used in perfumery as an effective replacement for
Ambergris, has a very strong aroma, with a  balsamic and sweet scent.  Blends well with Vetivert,
Lavender, Olibanum, Cypress, Lavandin, Juniper berry, Oakmoss, Chamomile, Opopanax, Pine,
Patchouli, Calamus, Sandalwood, and Bergamot oils.  

Lavender: calming, reduces anxiety, wound healing, burns, cell regenerative, insect bites.
reduces itchiness, general skin care, great for children, antispasmodic

Lemon :(Citrus limon) antiviral, great for cleaning home, cleansing to environments, uplifting,
detoxing
(for leave on products not to exceed: 2%)

Lemongrass : cleansing, antiviral, insect repellant, use for cleaning, antimicrobial

Lime:(Citrus aurantifolia) For leave on products not to exceed 0.7%

Mandarin : calming, great for children (can combine with lavender), slightly more warming citrus
aroma
(for leave on products not to exceed 0.17%)

Myrrh:  The oil has a balsamic, warm and spicy aroma that blends well in Oriental, woody and
forest-type perfumes. It is also used in ointments and other skin care products. Myrrh was used
as incense and in embalming preparation in ancient Egypt. Aromatherapy benefits: centering,
visualizing, meditative

Neroli : relieves and reduces anxiety, antispasmodic, PMS, antidepressant, nourishing,
postpartum depression, pregnancy/delivery

Orange (Sweet)

Orange-(Bitter) : (Citrus aurantium)
for leave on products not to exceed 1.25%

Patchouli : antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, soothes the nervous system

Petitgrain . . . . . . . . . (Citrus aurantium)  Phototoxic -Fresh-floral, citrus scent and a woody-
herbaceous undertone -mentally refreshing and emotionally balancing, very uplifting

Peppermint : relieves nausea, analgesic for muscular aches and pains, relieves/reduces
migraines, energizing, antispasmodic, do not use on children under 30 months of age

Roman Chamomile: Calming, immune healthy immune function,

Rose: Promotes skin health/complexion, emotional balance,

Rosemary: Promotes healthy digestion, respiratory function, healthy hair/scalp,  

Rue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Ruta graveolens)  Photoxic There are concerns that rue is poisonous and
can cause violent gastric reactions when taken in large doses. In addition, some people are
highly sensitive to the plant's oils and can develop a severe rash when they are exposed to it and
then the sun.

Sandalwood: Skin health, calming, grounding,  

Sandalwood, Hawaiian: Healthy skin, meditation,  

Spearmint: Promotes digestive health, oral health  

Tea Tree (Melaleuca): Cleansing, healthy immune function, skin complexion,  

Thyme: Cleansing, purifying, healthy immune function, insect repellent,

Vetiver: Calming, grounding, healthy immune function,

White Fir: Support muscles/joints, stress, empowering,

Wild Orange: Emotional balance, overall health, cleansing/purifying, antioxidants,

Wintergreen: Soothes muscles/joints, skin/complexion, emotional support,

Ylang Ylang: Promotes healthy skin and hair, calming,
What are essentials oils?

“An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic
liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from
plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile
oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the
“oil of” the plant from which they were extracted,
such as oil of clove.”

Essential oils are derived from seeds, bark,
stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.  
Essential oils have been used therapeutically
throughout history.
Essential Oils
Commonly known and used Aphrodisiac and romantic essential oils are:
Jasmine, Neroli, Rose, Ylang ylang, Sandalwood

Other oils known to arouse: Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Clove, Patchouli,
Pine and Vetiver.
Calming scents: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Hyssop, Lavender,
Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Peach, Rose, Rose Geranium and Violet Leaf.

Scents Used as Aphrodisiacs: Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla and Ylang-ylang.
Energizing scents: Angelica, Benzoin, Camphor, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove Basil,
Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Lemon, Peppermint, Pine, Sage and Spiced Apple.

Scents to Deal with Stress: Bergamot, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Cloves, Frankincense,
Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood,
Sweet Melissa, Valerian, Vanilla, Violet, and Ylang-ylang.

The basic ‘recipe’ is about 15 drops of essential oil to 3 ounces (2 TBSP) of carrier oil.  
Spicy Essential Oils  include:

black pepper
(Piper nigrum)

cardomon (Elettaria Cardomum)

cinnamon ( Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

clove (Syzygium aromaticum)

ginger (Zingiber officinale)

nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

oregano (Origanum vulgare)

star anise (Illicium verum).
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(1)  http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v19/n25/full/1203614a.html

Essential oils that are classified as top notes normally evaporate very fast and normally
also have anti-viral properties.

They tend to be light, fresh and uplifting in nature and are generally not very expensive.
Top notes are generally highly volatile, fast acting, give the first impression of the blend
and are not very long lasting.

The following essential oils are considered
top notes:

Basil (To Middle)
Bergamot (To Middle)
Cajuput
Cinnamon
Clary Sage (To Middle)
Coriander (To Middle)
Eucalyptus
Grapefruit
Hyssop
Lemon
Lemongrass (To Middle)
Lime
Mandarin
Neroli (To Middle)
Niaouli
Orange
Peppermint
Petitgrain
Ravensara
Sage
Spearmint
Star Anise
Tagetes
Tangerine
Tea Tree (To Middle)
Thyme (To Middle)
Verbena

Middle notes therapeutic properties

The bulk of essential oils are considered middle notes and normally give body to the blend
and have a balancing effect.

The smells of middle notes are not always immediately evident and may take a couple of
minutes to come into their own right and are normally warm and soft fragrances.

The following essential oils are considered middle notes:

Bay
Black Pepper
Cardamom
Chamomile
Cypress
Fennel (To Top)
Geranium
Ho Leaf
Ho Wood
Hyssop
Juniper
Labdanum
Lavender (To Top)
Marjoram
Melissa (To Top)
Myrtle
Nutmeg
Palma Rosa
Pine
Rosemary
Spikenard
Star Anise
Yarrow

Base notes smell essential oils

Essential oils that are classified as base notes are normally "heavy" oils with their
fragrance evident, but will also slowly evolve and be present for a long time and slows
down the evaporation of the other oils.

These fragrances are normally intense and heady. They are normally rich and relaxing in
nature and are also the most expensive of all oils.

The following essential oils are considered base notes:

Balsam Peru
Benzoin
Cassia (To Middle)
Cedarwood
Cinnamon (To Middle)
Clove
Frankincense
Ginger (To Middle)
Jasmine
Myrrh
Oakmoss
Patchouli
Rose
Rosewood (To Middle)
Sandalwood
Star Anise
Valerian
Vanilla
Vetiver
Ylang Ylang (To Middle)
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Size Conversions:
3 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 tablespoon (tbsp)
2 tablespoons (tbsp) = 1 ounce (oz)
6 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 ounce (oz)
10 milliliter (ml) = 1/3 oz.
15 milliliter (ml) = 1/2 oz.
30 milliliter (ml) = 1 oz.
10 milliliter (ml) = approximately 300 drops
compounds called furocoumarins,
which are phototoxic
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