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Essential Oils

Cypress essential oil (Cupressus sempervirens)

Sources: Europe, Morocco Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: evergreen, woody, balsamic Key points: Useful for respiratory conditions Schnaubelt recommends use at the first signs of a sore throat May combat fatigue and increase energy   Properties:  antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, antibacterial, deodorant, insecticide Uses:  colds, coughs, bronchitis, congestion, asthma, flu, …
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Allspice Essential Oil: Uses in a Diffuser

Sources: West Indies and South America Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Spicy, similar to clove, warm, sweet Key points: Warming oil Useful for colds and sinus conditions May ease stress and depression Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, stimulant Uses: Bronchitis, colds, fatigue, nausea, sinus conditions, stress, nervous …
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Black pepper essential oil (Piper nigrum)

Sources: India, Indonesia Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: pepper Key Points: Warming Can be used in blends for airborne illnesses May boost energy and concentration   Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, stimulant, vasodilator Uses:  colds, coughs, flu, nausea, fatigue, concentration, airborne illnesses, boost immunity, boost energy, antidepressant Cautions: …
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Clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea)

Sources: USA, Europe Extraction: steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: floral, musky Key Points: Helpful for anxiety, stress and depression Useful for menstrual difficulties Can cause euphoria Do not use while driving or while consuming alcohol (Lawless) Do not confuse with “Sage” which is not safe for self-treatment Properties: Antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, …
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Citronella Essential Oil (Cymbopogon nardus)

Sources: Asia, Central America Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Top Scent: fresh, lemony Key points: Scent is well known as a mosquito repellant Can be used for room disinfection Properties: analgesic, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, deodorant, anti-fungal, insecticide, stimulant Uses: colds, headaches, insect repellant, disinfect the air Cautions:  Avoid use if pregnant, may …
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Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Sources: Ceylon, India, China, Madagascar Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: warm, spicy, cinnamon Key points: Do not use Cinnamon Bark oil as it is a strong irritant and sensitizer Good in a blend for air purification Use sparingly, even cinnamon leaf oil is strong Properties:  antiseptic, analgesic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, …