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Caution for using ANY and ALL essential oils: If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, ALWAYS consult your physician before using essential oils.

Below you can find our Single Essential Oil Profiles which list the actions, benefits, indications, cautions and companion oils:

Angelica (Angelica Archangelica)
Action: Anticoagulant, sedating to the nervous system, reduces inflammation of intestinal wall. Emotionally it is calming, assisting in the release of pent-up negative feelings.
Indications: Bruises, colic, coughs, respiratory infections, indigestion, menopause, premenstrual tension, loss of appetite, rheumatic conditions.
Companion Oils: Patchouli, Vetiver, Clary Sage, most citrus oils.
Caution: Photosensitizing, avoid if diabetic.

Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
Action: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, stimulant

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)
Action: Antitumoral, anticancerous, antioxidant, combats respiratory infections, antifungal. It may also ease the pain of arthritis and bursitis.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Action: Powerful antispasmodic, anti-infectious, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, decongestant (veins, arteries of the lungs, prostate), and is antibacterial.
Indications: Migraines, mental fatigue, scanty menstrual periods.
Other uses: Relaxing to both striated and smooth muscles, soothing for insect bites and stimulating to the sense of smell. It may help bronchitis and chest infections.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Wintergreen/Birch, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic

Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
Action: Antiseptic, antimicrobial, expectorant, mucolytic, anti-infectious, antibacterial (staph, strep, E. coli), and an anticoagulant.
Indications: Nerve damage, arthritis (rheumatoid), oral infections
Other Uses: May help with loss of appetite, asthmatic conditions, chronic bronchitis, hair loss (after an infection), lice, scabies, viral infections.
Caution: Use in moderation

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Action: Calming, antiseptic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, provides hormonal support.
Indications: Stress, loss of appetite, indigestion, agitation, depression, infection, inflammation, intestinal parasites, rheumatism, insomnia, vaginal candida, insect repellent.
Other Uses: May help bronchitis, cold sores, oily complexion, anxiety, nervous tension, coughs, urinary tract infections, respiratory infection, sore throat, thrush, tonsillitis.
Caution: Photosensitizing

Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
(very similar in chemistry to wintergreen)
Action: Analgesic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, liver stimulant, supports bone function
Indications: Arthritis, rheumatism, inflammation, muscular pain, tendonitis, hypertension, cramps. Birch and wintergreen contain an active principal similar to cortisone that is beneficial for bone, muscle and joint discomfort.
Other uses: May be helpful for cystitis, acne, bladder infection, gout, gallstones, edema, eczema, skin diseases, ulcers and urinary tract disorders.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen, Basil, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint and Roman Chamomile.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic. Possible skin irritant. Skin test for allergies.

Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum)
Action: Toothache pain, expectorant, stimulates digestive secretions, reduces pain, dispels fever.
Other Uses: May increase cellular oxygenation, support the digestive glands, stimulate the endocrine system, increase energy and help rheumatoid arthritis. It may also help with loss of appetite, chills, cholera, respiratory infections, indigestion, constipation, coughs, diarrhea, dysentery, influenza, nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation, poor muscle tone, quinsy, sprains, toothache, vertigo, viruses and vomiting.
Companion Oils: Cumin, Fennel, Frankincense, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary CT Cineol, Sandalwood, other spice oils.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum)
Action: Anti-inflammatory, reduces pain, relieves itching, is sedating to the nerves, is an antihistamine, hypotensive (helps with low blood pressure), and has hormone-like effects.

Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica)
Action: Anti-inflammatory, antiviral, effective against herpes simplex, herpes zoster, cold sores, human papilloma virus. This essential oil is also useful as an insect repellent. It also relieves abdominal cramps and minor aches and pains.

Cajeput (Melaleuca leucadendra)
Action: Antimicrobial, mild analgesic, antispasmodic, antineuralgic, antiseptic (pulmonary, urinary, intestinal), insecticidal and can be used as an expectorant.
Indications: Arthritis, acne, respiratory infections, asthma, bronchitis, urinary complaints, coughs, cystitis, stiff joints, toothache, hay fever, bursitis, headaches, insect bites, intestinal problems, laryngitis, dysentery, psoriasis, rheumatism, sinusitis, oily skin, sore throat, and viral infections.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Eucalyptus Radiata, Juniper and Peppermint.

Calamus (Acorus calamus)
Action: Can be used to help digestive problems, nervous complaints and headaches. It is also used to increase the appetite.
Other Uses: Calamus can be used to help reduce the desire for tobacco. When rubbed on the feet it may help with foot odor. It also helps with asthma, bronchitis, colic, memory loss, stroke and depression.

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Action: Antispasmodic (neuromuscular), antibacterial, expectorant and anti-infectious.
Indications: Indigestion, loss of appetite, coughs, debility, halitosis (bad breath), mental fatigue, headaches, heartburn, nausea and sciatica. Cardamom may also alleviate menstrual problems and irregularities.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cistus, Clove, Neroli, Orange, Rose and Ylang Ylang.

Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
Action: Antiseptic, carminative, diuretic, hepatic, stimulant, vasodilator, smooth muscle relaxant.
Indications: PMS symptoms, dry skin, wrinkles, eczema, psoriasis, tonic to liver and gallbladder, jaundice.

Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
Action: Mildly antiseptic and may be effective against hair loss, tuberculosis, bronchitis, gonorrhea and skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis. It can reduce the hardening of artery walls. It is high in sesquiterpenes which can stimulate the limbic region of the brain – the center of our emotions. It may also help stimulate the pineal gland which releases melatonin, an antioxidant hormone associated with deep sleep.
Indications: Bronchitis, anger/hysteria, hair loss, arteriosclerosis, diuretic, tuberculosis, calming, nervous tension, urinary infections.
Other Uses: Cedarwood may help with acne, anxiety, arthritis, respiratory congestion, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, psoriasis, sinusitis, skin diseases and fluid retention. It may help open the pineal gland. It also helps to reduce oily skin.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Juniper, Rosemary CT Cineol.

Celery Seed (Apium graveolens)
Action: Antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, hepatic, carminative, stimulant.
Indications: Used for bladder and kidney complaints, menstrual problems, digestive ailments. It has been found to have a liver regenerating effect.

Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutita)
Action: Sedating, calming, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant. It supports liver, digestive and gallbladder function, reduces scarring and relieves allergies.
Indications: Insomnia, nervous tension, stress, bursitis, tendonitis, inflammation, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, acne, liver and gallbladder disease, parasites, ulcers.
Other Uses: Cleanser of blood, helps increase liver function and secretion, supports the pancreas. Promotes the regeneration of skin and can be used for abscesses, burns, rashes, cuts, and dermatitis. It is also helpful for teething pains, acne, eczema, chronic gastritis, infected nails, cystitis, inflamed joints, menopausal problems, sores, skin disorders, stress-related complaints, toothaches, ulcers and wounds.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Fir, Geranium, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Spruce

Chamomile, Roman (Chamaemelum nobile)
Action: Calming for pre-anesthesia and tension, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, skin regeneration.
Indications: May help calm and relieve restlessness and tension. Its anti-infectious properties benefit cuts, scraps and bruises.
Other Uses: Neutralizes allergies and increases the ability of the skin to regenerate. It is a cleanser of the blood and also helps the liver discharge poisons. This oil may help with allergies, bruises, cuts, depression, insomnia, muscle tension, nerves (calming and promoting nerve health), restless legs and skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, rashes and sensitive skin. It can effectively minimize irritability and nervousness in hyperactive children.
Companion Oils: Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Rose
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, anti-infectious, antibacterial for a wide spectrum of infections. It is antiviral, antifungal (candida), a general tonic, increases blood flow when previously restricted and is a light anticoagulant.
Indications: Tropical infection, typhoid and vaginitis.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for circulation, infections, coughs, exhaustion, respiratory infections, digestion, rheumatism, warts. This oil also fights viral and infectious diseases and may be a sexual stimulant.
Companion Oils: All citrus oils, Frankincense, Cypress, Juniper, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary CT Cineol, all spice oils.
Caution: Possible skin irritant; mucus membrane irritant

Cistus (Cistus ladanifer – also known as Labdanum)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, powerful antihemorrhaging agent, helps reduce inflammation and is a neurotonic for the sympathetic nervous system.
Indications: Bronchitis, respiratory infections, coughs, rhinitis, urinary infections, wounds and wrinkles.
Other Uses: May strengthen and support the immune system (due to phenol action).
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender, Lavandin, Patchouli, Pine, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, insecticidal, insect repellent, deodorant.
Indications: Headaches, respiratory infections, neuralgia, fatigue and oily skin.
Other Uses: Can be used as an antiseptic to sanitize and deodorize surfaces. It makes an excellent insect repellent when combines with cedarwood.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Pine.
Caution: Possible skin irritant; possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea)
Action: Antidiabetic, helps reduce high cholesterol, is estrogen-like, supports hormones, anti-infectious, antifungal, antispasmodic, relaxing, antibacterial, and may help with epilepsy, menopause and PMS.
Indications: Bronchitis, cholesterol, hemorrhoids, hormonal imbalance, PMS, insomnia, intestinal cramps, menstrual cramps, premenopause, weak digestion.
Other Uses: May be used for menstrual problems, depression, headaches, dandruff, insect bites, insomnia, kidney disorders, dry skin, throat infections, ulcers, circulatory problems and whooping cough.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Lemon, Orange, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Sandalwood.
Caution: Use caution with infants and children.

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, antiseptic, analgesic, bactericidal, powerful antioxidant. It is hemostatic (blood thinning) and is also anti-inflammatory.
Indications: Infectious diseases, intestinal parasites, tuberculosis, respiratory infections, pain, toothache, scabies and infected wounds.
Other Uses: Clove oil can help prevent contagious disease and may treat arthritis, bronchitis, cholera, cystitis, dental infection, amoebic dysentery, diarrhea, tuberculosis, acne, fatigue, thyroid dysfunction, halitosis, headaches, hypertension, insect bites, nausea, neuritis, dermatitis, rheumatism, sinusitis, skin cancer, chronic skin disease, bacterial colitis, sores (speeds healing of mouth and skin sores), viral hepatitis, warts and lymphoma.
Companion Oils: Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary CT Cineol, Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Possible skin irritant; possible contact sensitization from repeated use; do not use if on blood thinners

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Action: Anti-inflammatory, sedative effect.
Other Uses: May help with arthritis, diarrhea, respiratory infections, indigestion, digestive spasms, poor circulation, rheumatism, gout, general infections, measles, headaches, nausea, muscular aches and pains, neuralgia, skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, dermatitis), and stress. It may also help during convalescence and after a difficult childbirth. Because of its estrogenic content, coriander may regulate and help control pain related to menstruation.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Cypress, Ginger, Jasmine, Neroli, Petitgrain, Pine, Sandalwood, other spice oils.
Caution: Impairs mental function in large doses.

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
Action: Antiviral, immune stimulant, helps appetite and digestion and acts as a liver regulator.
Indications: Poor circulation, indigestion, digestive spasms, headaches and migraines.
Other Uses: Calming and a powerful support to the immune system. It may also help wound healing and scars.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon, Frankincense, Jasmine, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Caution: Photosensitizing

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Action: Improves circulation and supports the nerves and intestines. Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and strengthens blood capillaries. It also acts as an insect repellent.
Indications: Arthritis, bronchitis, circulation, cramps, hemorrhoids, insomnia, intestinal parasites, menopausal problems, menstrual pain, pancreas insufficiencies, pulmonary infections, rheumatism, spasms, tuberculosis, throat problems, varicose veins, fluid retention. May be helpful for some cancers.
Other uses: May be beneficial for asthma, strengthening blood capillary walls, reducing cellulite, supporting the circulatory system and strengthening connective tissue. It may help with coughs, edema, improving energy, gallbladder ailments, bleeding gums, hemorrhaging, laryngitis, liver disorders, muscular cramps, nervous tension, nose bleeds, ovarian cysts. It is outstanding when used in skin care, lessening scar tissue.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange and Sandalwood.

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Action: Antitumoral, anticancerous, antifungal, antioxidant and combats respiratory infections.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
Action: Antiseptic and antimicrobial
Indications: Sluggish glands, scarring, upset stomach, amoebic dysentery
Other Uses: Widely regarded today for soothing sore muscles, protecting and rejuvenating the skin, reducing wrinkles and stimulating nerves. Its fragrance is very conducive to meditation.

Eucalyptus Citriodora (Eucalyptus Citriodora)
Action: Analgesic, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, deodorant, expectorant, insecticidal agent.
Indications: Asthma, athlete’s foot and other fungal infections, respiratory infections, cuts, dandruff, fevers, herpes, infectious skin conditions, laryngitis, scabs, shingles, sore throat, sores and wounds.
Caution: Do not take internally

Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus Globulus)
Action: Mucolytic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal (candida), antiviral, antiseptic, expectorant.
Indications: Asthma, candida, coughs, diabetes, herpes, hypoglycemia, lungs, measles, headaches, respiratory infections, sinusitis, shingles, tuberculosis.
Other Uses: May be used for aches/pains, acne, allergies, arthritis, bronchitis, burns, respiratory infections, cystitis, endometriosis, gonorrhea, inflammation of the ear, eye and sinus, and as a decongestant. Also for malaria, rheumatism, respiratory infections, skin and throat infection/sores, ulcers, vaginitis and wounds. Also helpful for increasing energy.
Companion Oils: Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Melissa, Pine, Sandalwood, Thyme.
Caution: Do not take internally

Eucalyptus Polybractea (Eucalyptus Polybractea)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, mucolytic, expectorant, insect repellent.
Indications: Acne and cystitis.

Eucalyptus Radiata (Eucalyptus Radiata)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, expectorant.
Indications: Conjunctivitis, vaginitis, acne, sinusitis, bronchitis.
Other Uses: This oil, when combines with bergamot, has been used effectively on herpes simplex. It may also help with acne, bronchitis, ear inflammation, endometriosis, nasal and sinus congestion, sinusitis and vaginitis.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Action: Stimulates estrogen production, facilitates birthing, increases lactation, promotes digestion, reduces indigestion, supports the heart and respiratory system, expels worms, is stimulating to the circulatory and respiratory systems. It is antiseptic, antispasmodic and analgesic.
Indications: Cystitis, sluggish digestion, fluid retention, gout, intestinal parasites, intestinal spasms, nausea, menopause, and pre-menopause problems.
Other Uses: May be used for indigestion, stimulating the cardiovascular and respiratory system, for constipation, digestion, balancing hormones, supporting pancreatic function and PMS. It may break up fluids and toxins and cleanse the tissues.
Companion Oils: Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary CT Cineol, Sandalwood
Caution: Do not use if epileptic

Fleabane (Conyza canadensis)
Action: Stimulates liver and pancreas, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, hormone-like, cardiovascular dilator. Has been used to treat children with retarded puberty.
This oil is still under study.

Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
Action: Expectorant, antitumoral, immunostimulant, antidepressant
Indications: Asthma, depression, ulcers
Other Uses: May help with allergies, bites (insect and snake), bronchitis, cancer, respiratory infections, diphtheria, headaches, hemorrhaging, herpes, high blood pressure, inflammation, stress, tonsillitis., Typhoid, warts. It contains sesquiterpenes, enabling it to go beyond the blood/brain barrier where it is elevating to the mind and helps to overcome stress and despair. It also increases the activity of leukocytes in defense of the body against infection.
Companion Oils: All oils

Galbanum (Ferula gummosa)
Action: Anti-infectious, stimulant, supporting to the kidneys and menstruating, analgesic, and a light antispasmodic.
Indications: Abscesses, boils, wounds, inflammation
Other Uses: May help with acne, asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughs, cramps, cuts, indigestion, muscular aches and pains, nervous tension, poor circulation, rheumatism, scar tissue, stress and wrinkles.
Companion Oils: All oils

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Action: Antispasmodic, antitumoral, adrenal cortex stimulant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, hemostatic (stops bleeding), anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, revitalizes skin tissue, dilates bile ducts for liver detoxification. Balances the sebum, which is the fatty secretion in the sebaceous glands of the skin that keep the skin supple. Helps cleanse oily skin and restores and enlivens pale skin.
Indications: Skin conditions (dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo), herpes, shingles, bleeding, tumor growths, hormone imbalances.
Other Uses: May be used for acne, burns, circulatory problems (improves blood flow), depression gingivitis, liver problems, sterility, digestion, insomnia, menstrual problems, neuralgia (severe pain along the nerve), regenerating tissue and nerves, pancreas imbalances, ringworm, sore throats, and wounds. Also recommended for liver disorders and hepatitis.
Companion Oils: All oils

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Action: Digestive tonic, sexual tonic, reduces pain, expectorant.
Indications: Arthritis, rheumatism, indigestion, digestive disorders, motion sickness.
Other Uses: May be used for alcoholism, loss of appetite, arthritis, chills, respiratory infections, congestion, coughs, digestive disorders, infectious diseases, muscular aches/pains, nausea, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throats and sprains.
Companion Oils: All spice oils, all citrus oils, Eucalyptus Radiata, Frankincense, Geranium, Myrtle, Rosemary CT Cineol, Spearmint.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use; Photosensitizing

Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Action: Diuretic, anti-inflammatory, hepatic, mucolytic, stimulant, tonic
Indications: Arthritis, asthma, candida, colds, cough, hypertension
Other Uses: Helps to thin mucus secretions and relieve congested mucus membranes. It promotes urination, cleans the kidneys, reduces inflammation and prevents infection.

Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi)
Action: Antiseptic, disinfecting, detoxifying, diuretic. Like many cold-pressed citrus oils, it has unique fat-dissolving characteristics. It is exceptionally cleansing for oily skin. Psychologically, it is an antidepressant and is emotionally uplifting.
Indications: Acne, cellulite, digestion, fluid retention
Other Uses: May help with depression, drug withdrawal, jet lag, eating disorders, fatigue, liver disorders, migraine headaches, premenstrual tension, stress. It may also have a cleansing effect on the the kidneys, lymphatic system and the vascular system.
Companion Oils: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary CT Cineol, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang
Caution: Photosensitizing

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
Action: Anticoagulant, anesthetic, dissolves hematomas (blood clots), mucolytic, expectorant, antispasmodic, stimulates liver, reduces scar tissue and skin discoloration. It also balances blood pressure, chelates chemicals and toxins.
Indications: Hematoma (swelling or blood-filled tumor), bleeding, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, thrombosis, embolisms, liver disorders, phlebitis, sciatica, sinus infection, skin conditions (eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis)
Other Uses: May help blood circulation, hearing loss, pain (acute), respiratory conditions, scar tissue, and varicose veins. It may regenerate tissue, detoxify and stimulate liver cell function.

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
Action: Anticatarrhal, mucolytic, decongestant, expectorant, cleansing, purifying, helps reduce fats in tissue. Hyssop raises low blood pressure, regulates menstrual flow, increases perspiration.
Indications: Anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bruises, respiratory infections, coughs, cuts, dermatitis, indigestion, fatigue, nervous tension, parasites (it expels worms), rheumatism, sore throats, viral infections, wounds.
Companion Oils: All citrus oils, Clary Sage, Fennel, Geranium, Myrtle, Sage
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Jasmine (Jasmine officinale)
Action: Beneficial for the skin, uplifting, antidepressant, stimulating
Indications: Dry, oily, irritated or sensitive skin, anxiety, stress, depression.
Other Uses: May help with eczema (when caused by emotions), frigidity, labor pains, laryngitis, lethargy (abnormal drowsiness), menstrual pain and problems, stress. Ideal for skin care.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Melissa, Orange, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spearmint.

Juniper (Juniperus communis and J. osteosperma)
Action: Antiseptic, astringent, digestive stimulant, purifying, detoxifying, increases circulation through the kidneys and promotes excretion of uric acid and toxins.
Indications: Acne, dermatitis, eczema, gout, depression fatigue, liver problems, sore muscles, rheumatism, ulcers, urinary infections, fluid retention, wounds.
Other Uses: May work as a detoxifier and a cleanser, as well as being beneficial to the skin. It may assist with nerve regeneration.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, all citrus oils, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary CT Cineol

Lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, strong antiseptic (related actions to Lavender)
Indications: There is not a long history of the therapeutic use of lavandin
Other Uses: Lavandin is best used as an antiseptic. Its greater penetrating qualities make it well suited to help with respiratory, circulatory and muscular conditions.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clove, Cypress, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lime, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol, Thyme
Caution: Do not use for burns

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Action: Antiseptic, analgesic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, sedative. Beneficial for healing burns, cleansing cuts and wounds. Ideal for skin care since it prevents the build up of excess sebum, a skin oil that bacteria feed on. Lavender has also been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects.
Indications: Burns (cell renewal), sunburns (including lips), dandruff, hair loss, allergies, convulsions, herpes, headaches, indigestion, insomnia, high blood pressure, menopausal conditions, nausea, phlebitis, tumors, premenstrual conditions, scarring (minimizes), skin conditions (acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rashes), stretch marks. It may be used to cleans cuts, bruises and skin irritations.
Other Uses: Lavender is a universal oil with many different applications. It may also help arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, convulsions, depression, earaches, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, hives (urticaria), insect bites, laryngitis, nervous tension, respiratory infections, rheumatism and throat infections.
Companion Oils: Most oils, especially citrus oils, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium

Ledum (Ledum groenlandicum)
Action: Anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antibacterial, hepatoprotectant, diuretic, decongestant
Indications: Liver dysfunctions, hepatitis, cirrhosis, fatty liver, obesity, laryngitis, bronchitis, allergies, influenza, edema, thyroid regulation.
Other Uses: Can be used for all types of skin problems, for coughs, hoarseness, stomach discomfort, prostate infection, congested prostate, insomnia, allergies.
Companion Oils: Frankincense, Goldenrod, Wintergreen/Birch, Lemon, Sage
Caution: If using topically, always dilute

Lemon (Citrus limon)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial (spores), antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant. Lemon improves microcirculation, promotes white blood cell formation and improves immune function.
Indications: Anemia, asthma, herpes, warts, shingles, bleeding, malaria, parasites, rheumatism, throat infections, ureter infections, varicose veins.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for anxiety, blood pressure, digestive problems, respiratory infections, sore throats. It helps promote leukocyte formation, improves memory, strengthens nails, cleans the skin and promotes a sense of well-being. Research has shown lemon to have antidepressant effects. It serves as an effective insect repellent and works well in removing gum, wood stain, oil and grease spots.
Companion Oils: German Chamomile, Eucalyptus Radiata, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Caution: Very Photosensitizing.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
Action: Supports digestion, tones and helps regenerate connective tissues and ligaments, dilates blood vessels, strengthens vascular walls, promotes lymph flow, anti-inflammatory, sedative.
Indications: Bladder infection, digestive disturbances, parasites, torn ligaments, edema, fluid retention, kidney disorders, varicose veins.
Other Uses: May help improve circulation, digestion and eyesight as well as combat headaches, infections, respiratory problems, sore throats and fluid retention. It aids in tissue regeneration.
Companion Oils: Basil, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus Radiata, Geranium, Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary CT Cineol
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Common Method of Extraction: Cold
Pressed/Expressed Color: Light Yellow Green
Consistency: Thin
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Description: Fresh, citrusy, sweet.
Possible Uses: Acne, asthma, chilblains, colds, dull skin, flu, varicose veins.
Constituents: a-pinene, B-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, y-terpinene, terpinolene, octanal, nonanal, tetradecanal, pentadecanal, trans-a-bergaptene, caryophyllene, B-bisabolene, geranial, neryl acetate, geranyl acetate, a-terpineo, linalool.
Safety Information: Phototoxic.

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Action: Light antispasmodic, digestive tonic (digestoid), antiseptic, antifungal, stimulates the gallbladder.
Other Uses: May help acne, digestive problems, fluid retention, insomnia, intestinal problems, skin problems (congested and oily skin, scars, spots), tones the skin, diminishes stretch marks (when combined with either jasmine, lavender, sandalwood and/or frankincense), calms nervous tension and restlessness. Recommended for children and pregnant women because it is very gentle.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon, Clove, Lavender, Neroli, Nutmeg, citrus oils, spice oils
Caution: Very Photosensitizing.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, dilates blood vessels, regulates blood pressure, soothes muscles, promotes intestinal peristalsis, tones the parasympathetic nervous system, supports respiratory system.
Indications: Aches, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, indigestion, constipation, cramps, insomnia, migraine headaches, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains.
Other Uses: May be relaxing and calming to the muscles that constrict and sometimes contribute to headaches. It may help anxiety, nervous tension, bruises, burns, sores, cuts, circulatory disorders, respiratory infections, fungal and viral infections, menstrual problems, ringworm, shingles, shock, sores, spasms, sunburn, fluid retention.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Cypress, Lavender, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary CT Cineol, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang

Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
Action: Calming, sedative, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), fights against cholera, anti-inflammatory
Indications: Allergies, anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughs, respiratory infections, cold-sore blisters, indigestion, depression, dysentery, eczema, fevers, hypertension, indigestion, insect bites, insomnia, menstrual problems, migraine, nausea, nervous tension, palpitations, throat infections, vertigo
Companion Oils: Geranium, Lavender, other floral and citrus oils

Mountain Savory (Sauterne Montana)
Action: Strongly anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, immunostimulant, general tonic and stimulant.
Indications: Acute pain, sluggish nervous and circulatory systems.
Other Uses: Due to its high phenol content, mountain savory is a very strong antiseptic and has been used to hasten the formation of scabs and to help with abscesses, burns and cuts. It is also known to stimulate the adrenal gland. Recent research suggests that the extract may have anti-HIV activity.
Caution: If used topically, always dilute; possible skin irritant.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antiparasitic, hormone-like, anti-inflammatory, soothes skin conditions, anti-hyperthyroid, supports immune system.
Indications: Bronchitis, diarrhea, dysentery, hyperthyroidism, stretch marks, thrush, ulcers, vaginal thrush, viral hepatitis.
Other Uses: May be used to help asthma, athlete’s foot, candida, coughs, eczema, digestion, fungal infection, gingivitis, gum infections, hemorrhoids, mouth ulcers, ringworm, sore throats, wounds and wrinkles.
Companion Oils: Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and all spice oils

Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
Action: Expectorant, anti-infectious, liver stimulant, prostate decongestant, light antispasmodic, regulator for thyroid and ovary, tonic for the skin.
Indications: Bronchitis, coughs, hypothyroidism, insomnia, sluggish thyroid, prostate congestion, respiratory tract ailments, sinus infection, tuberculosis, ureter infections.
Other Uses: May help anger, asthma, respiratory infections, cystitis, diarrhea, dysentery, impaired digestion, hemorrhoids, hormonal imbalances. It may support the immune system, fight infections, sinusitis, infectious diseases, and pulmonary disorders, aid skin conditions (acne, blemishes, bruises, oily skin, psoriasis, etc.). Useful on children for chest complaints and coughs.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Rosewood, Rosemary CT Cineol, Spearmint, Thyme

Naouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia)
Action: Male hormone-like, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic (kills amoeba and parasites in the blood)
Indications: Mucous in respiratory passages, the urinary tract and genital organs; also good for high blood pressure.
Other Uses: May help with respiratory allergies, infections and hemorrhoids.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization with repeated use

Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiparasitic, digestive tonic, antidepressive, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure).
Indications: Anxiety, depression, digestive spasms, fear, headaches, heart arrhythmia, hysteria, insomnia, nervous tension, palpitations, PMS, poor circulation, scars, shock, stress-related conditions, stretch marks, tachycardia, thread (spider) veins, wrinkles.
Other Uses: May support the digestive system and fight bacteria, infections, parasites, and viruses. In support of the skin, neroli works at the cellular level to help shed the old skin cells and stimulate new cell growth. It is particularly beneficial for mature and sensitive skin.
Companion Oils: Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Rose, Sandalwood

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Action: Antiseptic, antiparasitic, reduces pain, promotes normal menstruation, improves circulation.
Indications: Loss of appetite, chronic debility, digestion (helps with starchy foods and fats), gallstones, halitosis, rheumatism
Other Uses: This oil has adrenal cortex-like activity which helps support the adrenal glands for increased energy. It may also help treat arthritis, bacterial infection, frigidity, gout, impotence, menstrual problems, nausea, severe nerve pain.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Lemon, Tea Tree, Melissa, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary CT Cineol
Caution: Do not use if epileptic. Dilute when applied topically.

Orange (Citrus aurantium)
Action: Calming, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, anticoagulant, improves circulation
Indications: Angina (false), cardiac spasm, insomnia, menopause, tumor growth.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Nutmeg, Rosewood
Caution: Photosensitizing.

Oregano (Origanum compactum)
Action: Powerful anti-infectious agent (for respiratory, intestines, genital, nerves, blood and lymphatics) with large-spectrum action against bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. It is a general tonic and immune stimulant.
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis (chronic), mental disease, pulmonary tuberculosis, rheumatism (chronic), whooping cough.
Other Uses: May help respiratory infections, digestion problems, viral and bacterial pneumonia, respiratory system problems, balance metabolism and strengthen the vital centers.
Companion Oils: Basil, Fennel, Geranium, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol, thyme.
Caution: High phenol content can burn the skin – dilute 1 drop essential oil to 50 drops vegetable or massage oil for topical application other than the bottom of feet. Use extra caution to avoid contact with all mucus membranes. Skin irritant.

Palmarosa (Cymbopogon margin)
Action: Antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, uterine tonic, cardiotonic
Indications: May be beneficial for rashes, candida, the cardiovascular system, digestive and nervous systems, fighting infections. It is valuable for all types of skin problems because it stimulates new cell growth, regulates oil production, moisturizes and speeds healing.
Companion Oils: Basil, Fennel, Geranium, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol, Thyme

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Action: Soothing to digestion, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, soothes wrinkled or chapped skin.
Indications: Allergies, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, tissue regeneration.
Other Uses: Helps the body eliminate toxic material. It may also curb appetite; it helps with acne; soothes insect bites, helps with cellulite, congestion, dandruff, depression, helps with weight control, relieves itching from hives, helps with skin conditions (chapped and loose skin), fluid retention and weeping wounds.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Pine, Rosewood, Sandalwood.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Action: Anticarcinogenic, supports digestion, expels worms, decongestant, anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, mucolytic, stimulant, hypertensive, cardiotonic, stimulates the gallbladder, is a pain-reliever, expectorant, anti-inflammatory for the intestinal and urinary tract. It can heighten or restore the sense of taste by stimulating the trigeniminal nerve.
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, candida, diarrhea, digestive problems, fever, nausea, halitosis, heartburn, hemorrhoids, hot flashes, indigestion, menstrual irregularity, headaches, motion sickness, tumor growth, respiratory infections, shock, itchy skin, throat infections, varicose veins.
Other Uses: May help arthritis, depression, skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis), food poisoning, headaches, hives, hysteria, inflammation, morning sickness, nerve regeneration, rheumatism, elevate and open sensory system, ease the pain of toothaches, kills tuberculosis bacillus (according to recent research).
Caution: Possible skin irritant; always dilute when using on children’s or sensitive skin; do not apply neat to fresh wounds or burns; avoid contact with eyes, mucus membranes or sensitive skin areas.

Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)
Action: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antibacterial.
Other Uses: May help reestablish nerve equilibrium. It may also help with acne, fatigue, greasy hair, insomnia and excessive perspiration.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cistus, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Rosemary CT Cineol

Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Action: Hormone-like, antidiabetic, cortisone-like, sexual stimulant, hypertensive (high blood pressure), anti-infectious, antifungal, antiseptic.
Indications: Asthma, pulmonary infections, bronchitis, diabetes, severe infections, rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis.
Other Uses: May help dilate the respiratory system, particularly the bronchial tract. It may also help with respiratory infections, coughs, cuts, cysts, fatigue, gout, lice, nervous exhaustion, scabies, skin parasites, sores, stress, urinary infections. Pine oil may also help increase blood pressure and stimulate the adrenal glands and the circulatory system. Pine oil is a good ingredient for any first aid kit.
Companion Oils: Cedarwood, Eucalyptus Radiata, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Tea Tree, Rosemary CT Cineol.
Caution: Avoid oils adulterated with turpentine – be sure to get organic/therapeutic grade oil.

Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, expectorant, antimicrobial, supports the nerves and respiratory system.
Indications: Bronchitis, cholera, herpes, infectious mononucleosis, insomnia, muscle fatigue, rhinopharyngitis, shingles, sinusitis, viral hepatitis.
Other Uses: May help asthma, cystitis, burns, cancer, respiratory infections, cuts, pneumonia, scrapes, viral infections, wounds and it strengthens the respiratory system.

Rose (Rosa damascena)
Action: Anti-inflammatory, prevents and reduces scarring, balances and elevates the mind.
Other Uses: May help asthma, chronic bronchitis, herpes simplex, impotence, scarring, sexual debilities, skin diseases, winkles.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol)
Action: Antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiparasitic, general stimulant, enhances mental clarity, supports nerves and endocrine glands balance.
Indications: Rheumatism, arthritis, myalgia, hepatitis, liver conditions, menstrual disturbances, hypertension (weak doses), hypotension (strong doses), indigestion, bronchitis, respiratory and lung infections, hair loss (alopecia), asthma.
Other Uses: Improves concentration and stimulates the scalp.
Companion Oils: Basil, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Rosemary Verbenon (Rosmarinus officinalis CT verbenon)
Action: Mucolytic, expectorant, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiseptic, balances endocrine glands.
Indications: Respiratory infections, bronchitis, viral hepatitis, nervous tension, cardiac arrhythmia, cystitis, arthritis, rheumatism.
Other Uses: Because of its lower camphor and higher verbenon content, this chemotype of rosemary is milder than the cineol chemotype and so is especially well-suited for chest, lung and sinus infections. It is ideal for skin care and can be used to combat hair loss.
Companion Oils: Basil, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal, soothing to the skin. It has been researched for its inhibition rate against gram positive and gram negative bacterial growth.
Indications: Acne, candida, depression, eczema, oral infections, dry skin, vaginitis.
Other Uses: May create skin elasticity and is soothing to the skin. It is recognized for its ability to get rid of candida of the skin and slow the aging process. It may also be beneficial for cuts, nausea, tissue regeneration and wounds. It helps to create a synergism with all other oils.

Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Action: Expectorant, mucolytic, anti-infectious, fights against cholera, estrogen-like, supports menstruation, prevents and reduces scarring, regulates circulation, soothes skin conditions and is a balancer and detoxifier of the body. Sage contains camphor, which balances estrogen levels, providing support during PMS and menopause.
Indications: Asthma, chronic bronchitis, sluggish digestion, gingivitis, glandular disorders, menstrual irregularity, menopause.
Other uses: May help improve estrogen, progesterone and testosterone balance. It activates the nervous system and adrenal cortex and may help with illness that is related to digestion and liver problems. It may also be beneficial for acne, arthritis, bacterial infections, dandruff, depression, eczema, fibrosis, hair loss, low blood pressure, mental fatigue, metabolism, respiratory problems, rheumatism, skin conditions, sores, sprains. Sage strengthens the vital centers of the body, balancing the pelvic chakra where negative emotions from denial and abuse are stored.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol
Caution: Sage is an oral toxin due to thujone content – do not take internally. Do not use if epileptic. Do not use if you have high blood pressure.

Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Action: High in sesquiterpenes that have been researched for their ability to stimulate the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain, the center of emotions. The pineal gland is responsible for releasing melatonin, a powerful antioxidant that enhances deep sleep. Sandalwood is similar to frankincense oil in its support of nerves and circulation.
Indications: Bronchitis (chronic), herpes, cystitis, skin tumors.
Other Uses: Helps with cystitis and urinary tract infections. It may also be beneficial for acne, depression, meditation, pulmonary infections, menstrual problems, nervous tension, skin infection. It helps dry or dehydrated skin.
Companion Oils: Cypress, Frankincense, Lemon, Myrrh, Patchouli, Spruce, Ylang Ylang.

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
Action: Anti-inflammatory, calming, astringent, antiseptic, mucolytic, stimulates the gallbladder, promotes menstruation.
Indications: Bronchitis, candida, cystitis, hypertension.
Other Uses: May balance and increase metabolism, may aid glandular, nervous and respiratory systems. May help with acne, stimulate a poor appetite, help bad breath, promote easier labor in childbirth, help with depression, digestion, dry skin, eczema, headaches, intestines (soothes), menstruation (to slow heavy periods), nausea, sore gums, vaginitis, excess weight.
Companion Oils: Basil, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary CT Cineol

Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, relaxing, skin tonic.
Indications: Known for helping in the treatment of allergic skin reactions.
Other Uses: May also help with allergies, candida, indigestion, insomnia, menstrual difficulties, migraine, nausea, rashes, bacterial infections, stress, tachycardia, tension and wounds that will not heal. Strengthens the heart and circulatory system.
Companion Oils: Cistus, Lavender, Patchouli, Pine Vetiver

Spruce (Picea mariana)
Action: Antispasmodic, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, hormone-like, cortisone-like, general tonic, stimulates thymus.
Indications: Arthritis, candida, hyperthyroidism, immune-depression, prostatitis, rheumatism.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for bone pain, glandular imbalances, aching joints, sciatica pain. May help support the nervous and respiratory systems, can be stimulating to the pineal, thymus and adrenal glands.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Eucalyptus Radiata, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Ravensara.

Swamp Paperbark (Melaleuca ericfolia)
This oil is still under study. It is somewhat gentler than Tea Tree and has been found beneficial for bronchitis, asthma, respiratory infection, cynitis, sinus infection.

Tangerine (Citrus nobilis)
Action: Promotes happiness, helps with anxiety, nervousness.
Other Uses: May help dissolve cellulite, improve circulation and help digestive system disorders, dizziness, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, liver problems, parasites, stretch marks (smoothes when blended with lavender), and fluid retention.
Companion Oils: Basil, Bergamot, German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Orange.

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Action: Analgesic, antitumoral, believed to help stop bleeding, immune stimulant.
Indications: Respiratory infections, stomach conditions, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, aneurysm, bruises, diarrhea, freckles, gout.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Clary Sage, Elemi, Hyssop, Myrtle, Pine, Valerian, Vetiver.

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
Action: A neuromuscular antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antifermentation, reduces allergies.
Indications: Colitis, hiccups, intestinal spasms, parasites, rheumatic pain, sciatica.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for abdominal discomfort and spasms, arthritis, digestive complaints, genital and urinary tract infection, nausea, premenstrual discomfort, wounds. It may also balance the autonomic nervous system.
Companion Oils: German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Balsam Fir, Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Rosewood, Orange, Tangerine.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial (large spectrum action of gram positive and gram negative bacteria), antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulant, cardiotonic, decongestant of the veins, reduces phlebitis, neurotonic, analgesic, protects against radiation.
Indications: Athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bronchitis, respiratory infections, gum disease, rash, sore throat, sunburn, tonsillitis, vaginal thrush
Other Uses: May help acne, burns, candida, cold sores, inflammation, viral infections, ingrown nails, warts and wounds (promotes healing).
Companion Oils: All citrus oils, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender, Rosemary CT Cineol, Thyme
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris CT thymol)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, uterine tonic, cardiotonic.
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, colitis, cystitis, dermatitis, anthrax, fatigue (general), pleurisy, psoriasis, sciatica, tuberculosis, vaginal candida.
Other Uses: A general tonic for nerves and stomach. It may also help with bacterial infections, respiratory infections, circulation, depression, digestion, headaches, insomnia, rheumatism, urinary infections, viruses along the spine.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, citrus oils, Cedarwood, Juniper, Tea Tree, Oregano, Rosemary CT Cineol.

Thyme Linalol (Thymus vulgaris CT linalol)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, uterine tonic, cardiotonic (just as Thyme CT Thymol – but is gentler)
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, colitis, cystitis, dermatitis, anthrax, fatigue (general), pleurisy, psoriasis, sciatica, tuberculosis, vaginal candida.
Other Uses: A general tonic for nerves and stomach. It may also help with bacterial infections, respiratory infections, circulation, depression, digestion, headaches, insomnia, rheumatism, urinary infections, viruses along the spine.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, citrus oils, Cedarwood, Juniper, Tea Tree, Oregano, Rosemary CT Cineol.

Tsuga (Tsuga canadensis)
Action: Analgesic, antirheumatic, astringent, blood cleanser, stimulant.
Indications: Treats coughs, respiratory conditions, kidney ailments, skin conditions, urinary infections, venereal diseases.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Valerian (Valerian officinalis)
Action: Sedative and tranquilizing to the central nervous system. Its warming properties can help with hypothermia.
Indications: Because of its effect on the nervous system, it may help with insomnia, nervous indigestion, migraine, restlessness and tension.
Companion Oils: Cedarwood, Lavender, Mandarin, Patchouli, Petigrain, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides)
Action: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, calming, grounding, a rubefacient (locally warming), sedative (to the nervous system), stimulant (circulatory, production of red corpuscles).
Indications: Used traditionally for arthritic symptoms.
Other Uses: May help acne, anxiety, arthritis, cuts, depression (including postpartum), insomnia, rheumatism, stress, skin care (oily, aging, irritated).
Companion Oils: Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Vitex (Vitex negundo)
Indications: Extensively researched in Europe for its effects on Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders.

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)
Action: Antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, hair follicle stimulator, insect repellent.
Indications: Used traditional by Native Americans to help them enter a higher spiritual realm. Used to stimulate the scalp and as an antimicrobial and antiseptic agent. It is an ingredient of cold-remedy salves used to clear the nose and chest.

White Fir (Albies concolor)
Action: Antitumoral, anticancerous, antifungal, antioxidant, and combats respiratory infections.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
(very similar in chemistry to birch)
Action: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, liver stimulant.
Indications: Arthritis, rheumatism, inflammation, muscular pain, tendonitis, hypertension, cramps.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for cystitis, acne, bladder infection, gout, gallstones, edema, eczema, osteoporosis, skin diseases, ulcers, urinary tract disorders. It contains an active principle similar to cortisone and is beneficial for bone, muscle and joint discomfort.
Companion Oils: Basil, Birch, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic. Possible skin irritant. Skin test for allergies.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Action: Anti-inflammatory, reduces indigestion, reduces or prevents scarring, promotes healing of wounds.
Indications: Acne, lack of appetite, bladder or kidney weakness, cellulite, respiratory infections, poor digestion, menstrual problems, eczema, gallbladder inflammation, gastritis, gout, poor hair growth, headaches, hemorrhoids, hypertension, liver and menopause problems, neuritis, neuralgia, pelvic and urinary infections, prostatitis, rheumatism, sprains, sunburn, thrombosis, ulcers, vaginitis, varicose veins, wounds.
Other Uses: Yarrow is a powerful decongestant of the prostate and helps to balance hormones.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
Action: Antispasmodic, balances blood pressure, regulates heartbeat. It is used in hair preparations to promote thick, shiny, lustrous hair (it is also reported to help control split ends).
Indications: Heart arrhythmias, cardiac problems, high blood pressure, anxiety, impotence, arterial hypertension, depression, mental fatigue, hair loss, labored breathing, insomnia, palpitations, insect bites, tachycardia.
Other Uses: May help balance male-female energies so one can move closer to being in spiritual attunement and allowing greater focus of thoughts, filtering out the ever-present negative frequencies. It may help lower blood pressure, calm rapid breathing, balance equilibrium, ease frustration, balance heart function, help impotence and intestinal problems, shock and skin problems.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use




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3 Responses to Single Essential Oil Profiles, Benefits, Indications

  1. Julia Indigo August 3, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Wintergreen and birch contain a salicylicate (related to aspirin).These two essential oils can interfere with Warfarin and other anti-coagulants, and should be use extremely cautiously.

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