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Wintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens

Scent description: Wintergreen essential oil has a sweet-woody aroma. It blends well with peppermint and ylang ylang.

Uses: Wintergreen can be used to relieve muscular and joint aches and pains.

Precautions: Wintergreen essential oil should be avoided during pregnancy or if you are epileptic or have or susceptible to seizures. It should not be used on children under 5 years of age. Wintergreen essential oil is highly toxic and if used at all, should be done so sparingly.

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Scent description: Yarrow essential oil has a woody herbaceous aroma

Uses: Yarrow can be used for chest infections, digestive problems, nervous exhaustion, menstrual cramps, rheumatism, acne, burns, and cuts.

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

Ylang Ylang

Cananga odorata

Scent description: Ylang ylang has an intensely sweet, floral and slightly spicy scent. It’s an exotic oil that blends well with bergamot, lavender, lemon, neroli, and sandalwood.

Uses: Ylang ylang is soothing and relaxing, it relieves stress and tension. It balances oil production when used as a hair rinse or conditioner. It’s calming effect helps to reduce insomnia. Ylang ylang is also an aphrodisiac.



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