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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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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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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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Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum basilicum)

Sources: Europe, USA, Vietnam, India, Egypt, Comoro islands Extraction: Steam distilled Note: Top Scent: Herbaceous, spicy, anise Key Points: Is said to have a purifying effect on the body (Schiller) Eases stress and headaches Promotes mental clarity and concentration Can be calming and helpful in insomnia Can be helpful for …
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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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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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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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