Essential Oil Profiles
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Jasmine

Jasminum officinale

Scent description: Jasmine essential oil has a warm, sweetly exotic, floral aroma.

Uses: The scent of jasmine essential oil sedates the nervous system which makes it good for headaches, insomnia and depression. It can be used for dry or sensitive skin. When used in massage oil, jasmine can relieve menstrual or muscle cramps. Jasmine essential oil is also an aphrodisiac

Juniper

Juniperus communis

Scent description: Juniper essential oil has an earthy, somewhat pungent, herbaceous, pine-like aroma. It blends well with cypress, clary sage, and lavandin.

Uses: Juniper can be used to treat the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and rheumatism, varicose veins and hemorrhoids. It can be used for coughs, acne, ulcers and urinary infections.

Precautions: Juniper may cause skin irritation. Do not use juniper essential oil if you are pregnant.

Lavandin

Lavandula x hybrida

Scent description: Lavandin essential oil has a sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma, somewhat camphor-like. It blends well with cypress, geranium, citronella, pine, and patchouli.

Uses: Lavandin can be used for muscle aches and pains, asthma, abscesses, blisters, burns, cuts, dry or dull skin, eczema and fatigue.

Precautions: Lavandin essential oil should be avoided during pregnancy or if you have epilepsy or are susceptible to seizures.

Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

Scent description: Lavender has a sweet floral but very herbal fragrance. It blends well with bergamot, rosemary, eucalyptus, patchouli, rose, and jasmine.

Uses: Lavender is one of the most antiseptic of the essential oils; it is also one of the most versatile. Lavender is used to treat a variety of infections, including skin, lung and sinus. It reduces inflammation and is excellent for refreshing tired muscles and relieving aches and pains. Lavender also acts as a sedative and anti-depressant.

Lemon

Citrus limonum

Scent description: Clean, sharp, citrus scent that is uplifting and revitalizing. Lemon blends well with bergamot, citronella, clary sage, orange, neroli and peppermint.

Uses: Lemon is an astringent and antiseptic oil. It is used to relieve fevers, sore throat, coughs and indigestion. It’s usually used in a steam bath or massage oil to help relieve congestion from infection. Lemon is also used to relax stiff muscles.

Precautions: Lemon is photosensitizing (sun sensitive) to some people. Do not use on the skin for at least 12 hours prior to sun exposure.

Lemongrass

Cymbopogon flexuosus

Scent description: Lemongrass essential oil has a fresh lemony aroma with herbal undertones. It blends well with geranium, jasmine and lavender.

Uses: Lemongrass is antiseptic and astringent. It can be used on skin infections such as ringworm or infected sores, headaches, indigestion pain, rheumatism and nervousness. The scent is used to decrease irritability and drowsiness.

Precautions: Lemongrass essential oil may cause skin irritation. It should not be used on children under 2 years of age.

Lime

Citrus aurantifolia

Scent description: Lime essential oil has a sweet citrus aroma. It blends well with clary sage, citronella, lavender, lavandin, neroli and rosemary.

Uses: Lime essential oil is used for skin conditions such as acne or dull skin. It’s also used for asthma, colds, flu, fever, sore throat, headaches depression, anxiety, and as an astringent

Precautions: Lime essential oil is extremely photosensitizing. Avoid sun exposure to area for at least 48 hours after using.


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