Essential Oil Profiles
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Orange

Citrus aurantium

Scent description: Orange essential oil has a citrus-like, yet mildly bitter aroma. It blends well with other citrus oils, neroli, and petitgrain.

Uses: Orange essential oil is used for depression, anxiety, constipation and slow digestion, nervous conditions, muscle spasms, and to brighten dull skin.

Precautions: Orange oil is photosensitizing. Direct exposure to sunlight after use could cause skin irritation.

Patchouli

Pogostemon cablin

Scent description: Patchouli has an earthy, exotic, musky scent. Patchouli oil blends well with bergamot, clary sage, cedarwood, geranium, neroli and rose.

Uses: Patchouli is astringent and antiseptic. It’s a soothing oil that is used to treat, eczema, acne and dry skin problems. It’s also an anti-inflammatory agent. Patchouli is an aphrodisiac and the scent relieves headaches.

Peppermint

Mentha piperita

Scent description: Peppermint has a minty, slightly camphor scent. It’s an energizing oil that blends well with bergamot, geranium, lavender, lemon, rosemary and sandalwood.

Uses: As a massage oil, peppermint relaxes muscles, relieves cramping and pain caused by arthritis. It’s also used to stimulate oil production in dry skin. Peppermint is used to kill bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Relieves lung and sinus congestion when inhaled.

Precautions: Can cause skin irritation. Do not use if you are pregnant.

Petitgrain

Citrus aurantium

Scent description: Petitgrain essential oil has a fresh, floral scent that is slightly woody. It blends well with geranium, bergamot, orange, neroli, lavender, clary sage, rosemary and citrus oils.

Uses: Petitgrain is used to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression, and stress. It’s also used to tone the skin.

Pine

Pinus sylvestris

Scent description: Pine essential oil has a strong, fresh, balsamic scent that is somewhat woody.

Uses: Pine essential oil is stimulating to the senses. In a massage oil, it’s used to help counter adrenal gland insufficiency. It’s used for bladder and kidney problems, rheumatism, respiratory problems, chest infections, sore throats, muscular aches and pains.

Precautions: May cause skin irritation. Dilute and use with caution.

Rose

Rosa damascena

Scent description: Rose essential oil has an intensely sweet, floral aroma.

Uses: Rose essential oil is used to heal and treat various skin conditions such as eczema, cuts, and burns. It relieves swelling and inflammation. It’s also used to combat menstrual cramps and PMS symptoms. Rose essential oil is uplifting and has sensual and aphrodisiac properties.

Precautions: Use with caution if pregnant, avoid during first trimester.

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

Scent description: Rosemary essential oil has an herbaceous, woody, camphor-like aroma. It blends well with lavender, citronella, basil, peppermint, cedarwood and petitgrain.

Uses: Rosemary essential oil is used to help relieve headaches, muscle aches and pains, and skin infections. It has an energizing effect and combats mental fatigue.

Precautions: Avoid/do not use if pregnant or suffering from epilepsy. Rosemary essential oil may cause skin irritation. Use with caution or not at all if you have high blood pressure.

Rosewood

Aniba rosaeodora

Scent description: Rosewood essential oil has a sweet, floral aroma that is a bit woody.

Uses: Rosewood essential oil is used for improving dull, dry skin. It may also be used to treat acne, scars and stretch marks. Rosewood essential oil is relaxing and is good for tired achy muscles. It is also an anti-depressant.



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