Category: Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Ylang Ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata)

Sources:  Madagascar, Indonesia, Phillipines Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle, Base Scent: Sweet, floral Key points: Use “Extra” or “Complete” for aromatherapy Useful for depression, stress and anxiety Too much can cause headaches, and can be euphoric Properties:  antidepressant, antiseptic, sedative, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, expectorant Uses: Aphrodisiac, depression, stress, anxiety, insomnia, balances …
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Vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria ziznoides)

Sources: Indonesia, Caribbean Islands, Sri Lanka Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Base Scent: Earthy, woody, musky Key points:  Insomnia Thick, not suitable for nebulizers Fixative, good in a blend Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, stimulant Uses:  insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, insect repellant Cautions:  Generally thought to be safe …
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Thyme essential oil (Thymus vulgaris)

Sources:  Mediterranean Europe and Africa Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: strong, sweet, herbal Key points:   Good antiseptic Useful for respiratory diseases Properties:  antiseptic, anti-bacterial, antispasmodic, expectorant, insecticide, stimulant Uses:  stimulate immune system, disinfectant, colds, flu, sinusitis, coughs , increase mental clarity Cautions: Do not use during pregnancy. Do …
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Pine essential oil (Pinus sylvestris)

Sources: US, Europe Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Fresh, balsamic, woody, forest Key points:  Useful for colds and sinusitis May help hangovers Natural air freshener Properties:  expectorant, analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant, insecticide, stimulant Uses: Coughs, colds, sinus infections, hangovers, mental fatigue, air freshener, flu Cautions: Possible skin …
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Ravensara essential oil (Ravensara aromatica)

Sources: Madagascar Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Top Scent: Camphor, herbal Key Points: Good for viral diseases Do not confuse with Ravintsara Properties:  expectorant, antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic, antiseptic Uses: treat viral diseases, flu, immune stimulant, coughs, colds, fatigue Safety: Do not use during pregnancy.  Limited safety data available.