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Essential Oils

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.  
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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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Lavender Essential Oil: Uses in a Diffuser

Last updated: July 17, 2016 Sources: Europe Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Top Scent: floral, herbaceous Key points:  If you pick just one oil to start your aromatherapy journey, it should be lavender as it is has so many uses and is a safe oil for beginners Calms anxiety and promotes …
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Petitgrain essential oil (Citrus aurantium)

Sources: Mediterranean Europe, North Africa Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Top Scent: Woody, citrus, floral Key points: Comes from the leaves and twigs of the same tree as neroli and orange oil come from Good for emotional applications Properties:  antiseptic, antispasmodic, stimulant Uses: anxiety, insomnia, stress, mental fatigue, stimulate memory and …