Angelica archangelicaScent description: A spicy, long lasting musky aroma. Angelica blends well with citrus oils, patchouli, frankincense and clary sage.
Uses: Angelica can be used in a massage oil to aid digestion or upset stomach. It also relieves coughing. Angelica can be used to calm nervousness and combat depression.
Precautions: Use with caution or avoid altogether during pregnancy. Angelica is a photosensitizing essential oil. Exposure to sunlight within 24 hours after use could cause skin irritation
Scent description: A rich, sweet aroma. Anise blends well with cardamom, cedarwood, coriander and mandarin.
Uses: Anise essential oil is used to relieve muscle aches, coughs, bronchitis and indigestion
Scent description: Sweet and spicy, a licorice-like aroma. Basil blends well with Clary sage, geranium, lavender, neroli and bergamot.
Uses: Basil essential oil is used to combat fatigue and loss of concentration. Can be used in a massage blend to relieve muscle aches and pains. It also relieves sinus congestion and head colds.
Precautions: Basil should be avoided if you have epilepsy or are pregnant. Do not use on children under the age of 2. Use could possibly result in skin irritation.
Scent description: Pungent, strong and spicy aroma.
Uses: Bay is used to stimulate lymph and blood circulation. Relieves sinus and lung congestion. Used for colds, insomnia and rheumatism.
Precautions: Could cause skin irritation. May have a slightly narcotic effect. Should not be used if pregnant.
Scent description: Sweet, warm, vanilla-like aroma. Benzoin is an uplifting essential oil with soothing properties.
Uses: Benzoin essential oil is used in skin creams to improve skin elasticity. Relieves itching and chapped skin. In a massage oil, Benzoin can be used to treat lung and sinus infections. It has also been known to improve mental energy.
Precautions: Possible skin sensitivity
Scent description: A light, fruity citrus oil. The fragrance is a refreshing citrus but slightly spicy, uplifting yet mellow. Bergamot oil blends well with other scents such as chamomile, lavender, lemon, neroli and ylang ylang.
Uses: Bergamot is an antiseptic. It destroys odor causing bacteria, viruses and fungi. Bergamot is used as a soothing agent for a variety of skin problems such as eczema, and blemishes.
Precautions: Bergamot is photosensitizing (sun sensitive) and should not be applied to the skin prior to sun exposure.