Tag: diffuser

Essential Oils

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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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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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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Clove Bud essential oil (Eugenia Caryophyllata)

Sources:  Indonesia, Madagascar Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: spicy, warm, cloves Key points: Clove is very powerful and should be used with caution.Clove bud is considered safer than Clove leaf oil. Can be used in room purification blends. Broad spectrum antibacterial and antiviral (Schnaubelt). Stimulating to the mind, relieves …
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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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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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Benzoin Essential Oil (Stryrax benzoin)

Sources: Indonesia, Morocco Extraction: Solvent extraction Note: Base Scent: Warm, vanilla, cinnamon notes Key Points: Calming and grounding Good for stress and depression Ease respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, coughs, bronchitis Thick, so not suitable for nebulizers   Properties: antiseptic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, sedative Uses:  coughs, bronchitis, asthma, stress, depression, insomnia, …
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Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita)

Sources: US, Europe Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Top Scent: Minty, fresh Key points:  May help headaches and nausea Stimulating; may improve mental focus     Properties:  antiseptic, analgesic, expectorant, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, sedative, stimulant, insecticide Uses:  headaches, migraines, nausea, motion sickness, sinus congestion, colds, coughs, flu, mental fatigue, airborne infections …
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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, …

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