Tag: diffuser

Essential Oils

Cedarwood essential oil (Cedrus Atlantica)

Sources:  USA, Africa Extraction: Steam Distilled Note: Base Scent:  woody, balsamic Key Points:  Useful as a fixative Can be used in blends for air purification Similar emotional effects to sandalwood (Lavabre) Stimulating but with a slower onset and longer lasting (Schnaubelt) Somewhat viscous so not suitable for nebulizers Properties:  antifungal, …
Essential Oils

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 …
Essential Oils

Oregano, Wild essential oil (Origanum vulgare)

Source:  Turkey, Europe, North Africa Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Spicy, herbaceous, camphor Key Points:   Potent antibacterial for treating infections Some disagreement among sources whether it is safe for home use Differentiate between oil of oregano blends and pure essential oil when purchasing-the former are marketed like supplements   …
Essential Oils

Rosemary essential oil: Uses in a diffuser

Sources: Mediterranean countries (Europe, Tunisia) Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Strong, woody, camphor Key Points: Good for mental clarity, fatigue Pay attention to chemotypes (see below) Useful for headaches Properties: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, mucolytic, stimulant Uses: mental clarity, headaches, fatigues, congestion, sinusitis, colds, flu, airborne germs Cautions:  Do not …
Essential Oils

Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Sources:  Australia Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Middle Scent: Sharp, fresh, woody, camphorous Key points: Stimulates the immune system Good for respiratory diseases Useful for infections Used topically for acne (diluted)   Properties:  anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, analgesic, antiviral, antiseptic, decongestant, expectorant, immunostimulant, insecticide. Uses:  room disinfectant, combat colds and flus, …