OIL - OREGANUM -Origanum Vulgare
Oreganum is a piquant member of
the mint family. It has a hairy stem, and crimson flowers that bloom from
July to August. It brings out the essential flavors of foods in the same way
it clears congestion in the lungs by encouraging basic fluids to flow.
Oreganum is also used to combat nausea & heartburn. Oreganum oil is one
of the most powerful antimicrobial essential oil. Oreganum oil has been said
to have powerful antiviral properties and may aid in the ability to balance
metabolism & strengthen the vital centers of the body. Its aromatic
influences increase one's feeling of security. Apply topically neat to
bottom of feet or dilute with mixing oil if applying elsewhere on the skin.
OIL - PALMAROSA -Cymbopogon Martini
Palmarosa steam distilled
grass, India (standard cultivation). Powdery, floral, herbaceous, perhaps
with a hint of rose. It is antifungal and antiviral. Indicated for
bronchitis, birthing, regeneration of the skin, & regulating oil
production of the skin. Useful in treating skin infections. Palmarosa helps
calm the nervous system & acts as a natural balancer. It aids in
digestion, helps with skin problems, treats acne, rejuvenates mature skin,
is said to be good for stretch marks & is good for both oily and dry
skin. Palmarosa blends nicely with bergamot, rose, geranium, citrus oils,
ylang ylang and other floral oils. Emotionally, palmarosa is said to help in
the release of anger and grief.
OIL - PARSLEY -Petroselinum Sativum
Parsley was also thought to
stimulate the appetite and put people in a good mood. The Romans also tucked
sprigs of parsley in their togas for protection against accidents. It was
known in ancient Greece, where it was used as a diuretic, digestive tonic
and stimulant of the menstrual flow than as a salad herb. The herb is a
powerful diuretic and anti-cancer agent that can also be infused into a
cleansing tea. Uses : genito-urinary complaints, sudden urging to urinate,
itching in navicular fossa, gonorrhea with intense itching deep in urethra,
hemorrhoids with much itching, fever reduction, cystitis, dysuria, gleet,
nightblindness, priapism, menstruation, and flatulence. Parsley seeds treat
urinary tract infections and help eliminate kidney stones. Parsley also
stimulates appetite by increasing blood flow to digestive organs, as well as
reduces fevers. Parsley has the unusual ability of masking strong odors,
that of garlic in particular (which is another reason for the herb's
frequent use as a garnish in cookery).
OIL - PATCHOULI -Pogostemon Cablin
Patchouli is native to Malaysia,
Philippines and is now cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions
around the world. It has been used extensively in Asian medicine, appearing
in the Chinese, Indian and Arabic traditions. The oil is widely employed as
a fragrance & in India, as an insect repellent. Patchouly is used in
herbal medicine in Asia as an aphrodisiac, antidepressant and antiseptic. It
is also employed for headaches & fever. It is a general tonic and
stimulant & helps the digestive system. Patchouli essential oil is used
in Aromatherapy to treat skin complaints. It is thought to have a
regenerative effect on skin tone and to help clear conditions such as eczema
and acne. Its aromatic influences are particular tophysical energy. The oil
may also be used for varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Properties-antiseptic,
OIL - PEPPERMINT -Mentha Piperita
Peppermint tea helps with
indigestion and relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract. Peppermint's
chief therapeutic value lies in its ability to relieve wind, flatulence,
bloating and colic, though it has many other applications. Peppermint also
eases nervous headaches. Menthol, its main constituent, has antibacterial
properties. Externally, the essential oil is used in balms and liniments to
stimulate hot and cold nerve endings and increase local blood flow. Uses of
the oil: headache, fevers, candida, nausea and vomiting, liver and
respiratory problems, impaired taste and smell, and lack of mental
concentration. Apply to bottom of feet to cool off on a hot day. Rub on the
temples for a soothing, calming effect, but avoid contact with eyes. Do not
apply neat to a fresh wound or burn; use with caution during pregnancy or if
prone to high blood pressure.
OIL - PETITGRAIN -Citrus Aurantium
- Petitgrain Oil is derived from
orange leaves. Petitgrain oil is antimicrobial, anti-spasmodic,
anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, and re-establishes nerve
equilibrium. Diffuse the oil or apply topically. Petitgrain is calming and
uplifting and can help with depression. It helps relax the mind and acts as
a mild sedative. Petitgrain is also good for relieving stress & anxiety.
Petitgrain has been used throughout the history of perfumery for its light,
fresh, floral citrus aroma. It blends well with so many other oils, but try
it with clary sage, ylang ylang, sandalwood and rosewood.
OIL - PIMENTO BERRY -Pimenta Diolica
This evergreen tree is
indigenous and reaches about 10 meters in height (approximately 30 feet) and
begins to produce fruit in its third year. It is similar to the Bay tree.
After flowering through June, July and August the tree produces berries that
can also be used for essential oil. Pimento essential oil is credited with
the properties - as an anesthetic, analgesic, antioxidant, antiseptic,
carminative, muscle relaxant, rubefacient, stimulant and tonic. Blends well
with Pimento works particularly well with Ginger, Geranium, Lavender,
Orange, Patchouli, and Ylang Ylang. Pimento carries a combination scent of
cloves, juniper berries, cinnamon and pepper. This is the reason it is also
referred to as Allspice.
OIL - PINE -Pinus Pinaster
Pine oil extracted from the needles, is
added to disinfectants and other preparations. Esoterically, it is used to
invoke the pagan God Pan and evoke justice in psychic work. Essential oil
from the needles may be taken for asthma, bronchitis & other respiratory
infections, and for digestive disorders such as gas. Pine Oil was first
investigated by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, for its
benefits to the respiratory system. Pine is used in massage for stressed
muscles & joints, and it shares many of the same properties as
eucalyptus globulus, and the action of both oils is enhanced when blended.
Be sure to use only pure pine oil. Put two drops in palms of hands, place
over mouth and inhale.Add 2-4 drops to warm bath water.
OIL - RAVENSARA -Ravensara Aromatica
Ravensara Oil is referred to
by the people of Madagascar as "the oil that heals." It is
antimicrobial & supportive to the nerves and respiratory system.
Ravensara is a "must have" oil for the flu season. It possesses
powerful antiseptic, anti-viral and immuno-stimulant properties. Diffuse or
create a steam inhalation for relief from respiratory conditions and to
decrease the spread of an airborne virus. It is also an antiseptic & may
be helpful in the process of healing cuts, wounds, burns and scrapes.
OIL - ROSE GERANIUM -Pelargonium Roseum
Rose geranium essential oil
has very similar therapeutic properties to geranium. It has a rosy, sweet
floral scent similar to Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) with a slightly
detectible hint of Rose. In skin care it is a very useful oil for acne,
bruises, broken capillaries, congested skin, cuts, dermatitis and eczema. It
is also used for circulatory disorders such as cellulitis, engorgement of
breasts, edema, and general poor circulation. Rose geranium is an helpful
oil for nervous tension, stress and depression. It blends nicely with many
oils including clarysage, citrus oils, lavender and sandalwood. Rose
geranium should be considered when blending scents for women's skin care and
bath products. Use this Rose geranium for fragrance, diffusing and as an
OIL - ROSE INDIAN -Rosa Damascena
Rose comes originally from Asia
Minor, where it is cultivated mostly in Bulgaria, Iran and India. The rose
also has many medicinal benefits. Rose petals and their preparations have a
similar action. They also reduce high cholesterol levels. Properties -
aromatic, antidepressant, sedative, anti-inflammatory. The essential oil is
used in Aromatherapy as a mildly sedative, antidepressant and
anti-inflammatory remedy. Rose oil has the highest frequency of any oil. It
is very therefore the most expensive oil. Its beautiful fragrance is
intoxicating and aphrodisiac-like. It helps brings balance & harmony and
is stimulating and elevating to the mind, creating a sense of well-being.
Uses : chronic bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, sexual debilities,
frigidity, impotency, skin disease, wounds, ulcers, sprains, wrinkles,
thrust, and gingivitis.
OIL - ROSEMARY -Rosmarinus Officinalis
Rosemary is a well-known and
greatly valued herb that is native to southern Europe. Rosemary is a very
slender herb resembling pine needles. Rosemary retards spoilage in salads
and works similarly in the human body. Rosemary herb increase circulation,
improve memory, reduce headaches, and have anti-bacterial and fungal
properties. Rosemary improves food absorption by stimulating digestion, the
liver, the intestinal tract, and the gallbladder. It also is used in
antiseptic gargles for sore throats, gum problems & canker sores.
Rosemary has a long-standing reputation as an invigorating herb, imparting a
zest for life that is to some degree reflected in its distinctivearomatic
taste. Properties - tonic, stimulant, astringent, nervine,
anti-inflammatory, carminative. The scent alone is said to preserve youth.
It alleviates depression, eases headaches, increases mental clarity, and
preserves good humor and eliminate negativity of all kinds. Avoid during
pregnancy or if susceptible to epilepsy or high blood pressure.
OIL - ROSEWOOD -Aniba Roseadora
Rosewood is an evergreen tree that
can grow to around 125 feet in height with yellow flowers in season.
Rosewood Oil improves skin elasticity & helps the skin rid itself of
irritations and problems, such as candida. Properties - anti-infectious,
antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic. This oil has the
highest inhibition rate of all the oils tested against bacterial growth. Its
aromatic influences are those of peace and gentleness. Rosewood has a
beautiful, somewhat sweet, floral aroma that is very balancing. It helps
quiet the mind and works as an anti-depressant. Rosewood is also useful for
balancing combination skin and is said to have a balancing effect on
hormones. Rosewood blends well with florals, citrus oils, sandalwood, clary
sage, bergamot and many other oils.
OIL - SAGE -Salvia Officinalis
Sage is an evergreen herb that can
grow to 60 cm (2 feet) in height. Sage grows from Spain to the west of
Balkans and Asia. It has a slightly warm, noticeably bitter and astringent
taste. It was used in Crete to clear throat inflammation still one of its
most popular uses today. Its leaves are a well-known cold germ and flu
fighter. It is also taken as a gently stimulating tonic. Properties
:astringent, antiseptic, aromatic, carminative, estrogenic, reduces
sweating, tonic. Sage is recommended for use in gargles and mouthwashes for
general oral care and in cases of throat infections and mouth ulcers. It can
be used to help stimulate the immune system and can help ease arthritic
pains. It is also said to help stimulate hair growth when used well diluted.
Use well diluted for oily skin problems. Do not use when pregnant or while
lactating. Do not use if you have high blood pressure. Do not use for use on
babies and children.
OIL - SAVORY WINTER -Satureia montana
Savory Winter has grey- green
leaves create a bushy exterior, including tiny red- purple flowers in
season, similar to its close relation, Savory Summer. It has pale purple
flowers & linear leaves. It was native to mediterranean region. Now
found in europe too. Savory Winter is used as a culinary herb in ancient
time. Used as a digestive remedy good for colic. It is also used for
diarrhoea. It is similar to other oils as well i.e. thyme and rosemary. It
is used in perfumery and flavouring. It has warming and berbaceous scent. We
recommend not to use direct to skin.