Author: DiffuserEssentials

Essential Oils

Myrhh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha)

Sources:  Africa, Middle East Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Base Scent: Warm, balsamic, musty Key points: Useful in spiritual practices Good for respiratory issues Anti-inflammatory and anti-viral May be too thick for nebulizers Properties:  antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, expectorant, anti-fungal, sedative, antispasmodic Uses: emotional well being, boost immune function, bronchitis, …
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Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)

Sources: USA, Italy, South America Extraction: Cold pressed Note: Top Scent: lemon Key points:  Though to stimulate white blood cells and strengthen the immune system Good for room disinfection and household cleaning Enhances alertness and clear thinking Properties: anti-bacterial, antiseptic, stimulant, anti-microbia, sedative Uses:  strengthen the immune system, air sanitizer, …
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Jasmine (Jasmine officinale, J. grandiflorum)

Sources: Europe, India, North Africa Extraction: Solvent extracted Note: Middle Scent: Warm, floral Key Points: Helps boost confidence and memory Relaxing, but may also be euphoric May help with depression Properties:  aphrodisiac, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, Uses:  depression, stress, anxiety, coughs, laryngitis, aphrodisiac, lack of confidence, stimulate memory Cautions: Avoid if …
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Juniper essential oil (Juniperus communis)

Sources:  Europe Extraction:  Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Fresh, woody, fruity Key Points:  Useful to disinfect airborne germs Eases nervous stress Properties:  antiseptic, antimicrobial, analgesic, sedative Uses:  coughs, colds, flu, stress, insomnia, mental clarity, disinfect air Cautions:  Use sparingly. Do not use during pregnancy, or with kidney or liver disease.
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Geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens)

Sources: Europe, Egypt Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Floral, sweet Key points:  In diffusion, primarily useful for emotional benefits Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, insecticide, sedative Uses:  Depression, stress, anxiety, PMS, insect repellent, balance emotions Cautions:  Avoid if pregnant (Lawless).  May cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals.
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Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carteri)

Sources: India, Europe, Arabia, North Africa Extraction: Steam distilled, CO2 Note: Base Scent: balsamic, camphor, woody, citrus Key Points: Calming and grounding; good for meditation Respiratory conditions such as coughs, colds, bronchitis Traditional use to fumigate sick people May not be suitable for nebulizers Properties: analgesic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, expectorant, …
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Fennel essential oil (Foeniculum vulgare)

Sources: Europe, India, Japan, North Africa Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Top/Middle Scent: anise, sweet, camphor Key Points: May stimulate apetitite Stimulating     Properties:  antiseptic , stimulant, detoxifying, anti-spasmodic, expectorant Uses: nausea, digestive issues, menopause Cautions:  Avoid if you have breast or uterine cancer (Tisserand).  Avoid if epileptic or pregnant …
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Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia)

Sources:  Ivory Coast, Italy, France, Guinea Extraction: Cold pressed Note: Top Scent:  Citrusy, floral, pear, Earl Grey tea Key Points: Uplifting and balancing; useful for anxiety, stress and tension Expectorant properties may be useful in respiratory conditions Antiseptic qualities may help to clear the air Insect repellant (and according to …

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