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ST. JOHN'S WORT OILESSENTIAL OIL - SCOTCH PINE -Pinus Sylvestris
Pine Scotch is so called due to the origin of the Pinus sylvestris, which is Scotland. Although it is now cultivated in similar cold climates, this hardy tree diminished in Scotland due to the needs of early civilizations. The Pine is a robust evergreen tree that can grow to 40 meters in height and withstand temperatures of -40 oC. There are more than 80 species of Pine, most having a flat crown and red- brown textured bark. It has orange- yellow flowers in season, and grey- green leaves that are referred to as needles.
STAR ANISE OILESSENTIAL OIL - SPEARMINT -Mentha Spicata
Spearmint Oil helps support the respiratory and nervous systems. Its hormone-like activity may help open and release emotional blocks & bring about a feeling of balance. Spearmint oil has been known to increase overall metabolism and reduce weight as well as aid the respiratory and nervous systems, soothe the intestines, relieve colic, diarrhea, nausea and bring about a feeling of well being and balance. Use with caution during pregnancy; not for use on babies. It has a slightly milder, sweeter aroma than peppermint. It can be a wonderfully invigorating, "pick me up" oil. Spearmint oil increases alertness, opens up the respiratory system, & lifts the spirit. Like lavender, however, it can also be used sparingly at bedtime to bring about a sense of calm and relaxation. Spearmint is very good to use in Soaps and facial toners. It is better suited for children than peppermint. It is also good for upset tummies, nausea and fever. Spearmint blends well with lavender, jasmine, bergamot, orange and sandalwood.
SHEA BUTTERESSENTIAL OIL - ST. JOHN'S WORT -Hypericum Perforatum
St. John's Wort blooms during the summer solstice. It is named after St. John because bright red spots appear on the leaves around August the day St. John was beheaded. The most well-known action of St. John's Wort is in repairing nerve damage and reducing pain & inflammation. It is taken to relieve the pain of menstrual cramps, sciatica & arthritis. It is also used to treat circulation problems, bronchitis & gout. Properties-antidepressant, antispasmodic, astringent, sedative, relieves pain, anti-viral. Uses-lacerations, shooting pain, injury to the brain & spinal cord, spasms after injury, crushed fingers, puncture wounds, bites of animals & insects, tailbone pain from injury, tetanus, crawling sensation in hands & feet, neuritis, hemorrhoids with pain and bleeding, painful scars, and injury to nerves, especially fingers, toes, nails. The herb contains hypericin, a proven antidepressant, and relieves anxiety, tension, & insomnia. The flowers of the herb are infused in olive oil to make a pain-relieving massage oil.
SAL BUTTERESSENTIAL OIL - STAR ANISE -Illicium Verum
This powerfully scented essential oil is steam distilled from the seeds. The seeds are collected as fruits from the small evergreen tree before they are ripe and are allowed to dry. The oil is clear in colour and its licorice-like scent-blends well with Lavender, Pine, Clove leaf, Cinnamon Leaf and other spices. Star Anise essential oil has carminative, stimulant and diuretic qualities, and has been used to combat rheumatism. Star Anise is used to flavor teas, cough remedies and candies. It is used to flavor teas and in aromatherapy to help relieve coughing, colic, cramping, hiccups and indigestion. It should be used in moderation to avoid skin irritation. Star Anise is also used in perfumery, Soaps and Candles.
SANDALWOOD OIL- INDIANESSENTIAL OIL - TANGERINE -Citrus Reticulata
Tangerine Oil is a calming essential oil. It was commonly used to alleviate fluid retention, decongest the lymphatic system, dissolve cellulite, and work as a stomach tonic. It is calming and helps with anxiety, upset stomach, & nervousness. Tangerine is a beautiful, sweet citrus oil that promotes tranquility and a sense of well-being. It is gentle enough for children & helps calms them to sleep. Tangerine is said to reduce cellulite and act as a diuretic. It is a good toner for oily skin & acts as an antiseptic. It supports the lymphatic, digestive and circulatory systems. It blends beautifully with other citrus, spice & floral oils. The Tangerine is very similar to the Mandarin. The fruit of the two can be identified by the colour, Tangerine being slightly more orange than the Mandarin. It is a good oil to diffuse for hyperactive kids and to combat insomnia.
SANDALWOOD OIL-WEST INDIAN ESSENTIAL OIL - TEA TREE -Melaleuca Alternifolia
Tea tree oil has gained immense recognition as the strongest anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial oil used in Aromatherapy. Tea tree oil is a very popular addition to skin care formulations for its germ-killing properties. Use tea tree in masks and toners to combat acne. Use it in lip balms to fight cold sores. Used in a balm, tea tree can help to quickly heal wounds & keep infection from setting in. Use it in mouthwashes to help treat oral disease. Tea tree blends well with lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, niaouli, spikenard, sandalwood & vetiver.
SANDALWOOD OIL-AFRICANESSENTIAL OIL - THUJAWOOD -Thuja Occidentalis
The tallest of this species of Conifer rarely grows above 30 feet high. These trees have regular, graceful conical forms that make them valuable as highhedge trees, and they also take easily any other shape to which they may be clipped. The name Thuja is a latinized form of a Greek word meaning 'to fumigate,' or thuo ('to sacrifice'), for the fragrant wood was burnt by the ancients with sacrifices. It has a strong earthy woodsy fragrance. Great for masculine type soaps, lotions and colognes. A natural insect repellant.
SANDALWOOD OIL-HIMALAYAN ESSENTIAL OIL - THYME -Thymus Vulgaris
Thyme may be taken as an infusion or syrup to treat flu & colds, sore throats, coughs, whooping cough, chest infections, and bronchitis. Garden thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) was praised by the herbalist as "a notable strengthener of the lungs". Its main medicinal application is in treating coughs and clearing congestion. Many current formulas for mouth washes and vapor rubs contain thymol, one of the constituents found in thyme. It also improves digestion, destroys intestinal parasites and is an excellent antiseptic & tonic. Thyme is an antibiotic, cures indigestion, encourages deep breathing, ensures recuperative sleep, & enhances psychic powers by calming the nervous system. The delicious tea is often drunk after a meal. Thyme oil may be beneficial in supporting immunological functions & overcoming fatigue & physical weakness after illness. It is antimicrobial and strengthening to the nervous system. Its aromatic influences help supply energy in times of physical weakness and stress. Diffuse it to disinfect the air and ward off airborne germs. Use in drawer sachets to keep insects away.
TEA TREE OILESSENTIAL OIL - TURMERIC -Curcuma Longa
Turmeric is native to India & southern Asia where it is extensively cultivated. It is the root of a plant related to ginger that was used for centuries by Hawaiian priests in purification rituals. In Europe, it was associated with magical power because of its deep golden color and peppery flavor. Turmeric has been used since the Middle Ages to treat jaundice and liver infections, & it also contains an anti-inflammatory ingredient that fights arthritis & heart disease. Best known for its bright yellow color & spicy taste to lovers of Indian food, its medicinal value is not so well known. However, recent research has confirmed the effects traditionally associated in ancient practices in the treatment of digestive & liver problems. The herb has also been shown to inhibit blood-clotting, relieve inflammatory conditions and help lower cholesterol levels. Tumeric stimulates secretion of bile, anti-inflammatory, eases stomach pain, antioxidant, antibacterial.
TEGETES OILESSENTIAL OIL - VETIVER -Vetiveria Zizanoides
Vetiver Oil has a heavy, earthy fragrance similar to patchouli with a touch of lemon. Distilled from the roots of a scented grass native to India, it is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is psychologically grounding, calming and stabilizing. Vetiver may help us cope with stress & recover from emotional traumas and shocks. Vetiver is an amber colored, thick essential oil that has a subtle but sweet, smoky, resin-like smell. It is very grounding, balancing and relaxing, and a "must have" for relaxing blends. It helps fix other scents as it lingers in the background. Vetiver blends beautifully with many oils.
THUJA WOOD OILESSENTIAL OIL - WINTERGREEN -Gaultheria Procumbens
Wintergreen is an evergreen shrub that grows to around 30cm (12inches) in height. It has large glossy leaves with serrated edges that are used for the production of oil. The wintergreen also grows bell like flowers in white or pink, followed by bright red berries, reminiscent of the aroma of the Wintergreen essential oil. The leaves are torn and placed in hot water for up to 24 hours. This brings on fermentation, which is the catalyst for releasing the essential oils from the leaves. This plant was highly prized by the American Indians (where this plant is a native) for it's therapeutic properties. Wintergreen sharpens the senses. Uses are inflammatory rheumatism, pleurodynia, sciatica & other neuralgias, cystic and prostatic irritation, undue sexual excitement, kidney inflammation, acute gastritis, severe pain in epigastrium, and prolonged vomiting.
TOMAR SEED OILESSENTIAL OIL - YARROW YARROW -Achillea Millefolium
Yarrow is a native European plant with a long history as a wound healer. In classical times, it was known as Herba militaris, being used to heal war wounds. Yarrow also affects the capillaries of the lungs, nose and uterus and is suited to all wounds that bleed profusely, sprains and over-lifting. It is also helpful for menstrual problems and circulatory disorders. It has long been taken as a strengthening bitter tonic, and it is an ingredient in all kinds of bitter drinks. Yarrow helps recovery from colds and flu and is beneficial for hay fever. Uses - antispasmodic, astringent, bitter tonic, increases sweating, lowers blood pressure, reduces fever, mild diuretic and urinary antiseptic, hemorrhages, incarcerated hernia, small-pox, after operations for stones, bleeding from wounds, painful varicose veins during pregnancy, vertigo, and hemoptysis with incipient tuberculosis.
TURMERIC OILESSENTIAL OIL - YLANG YLANG -Cananga Odorata
The flowers are a traditional adornment in the Far East and their scent is thought to have aphrodisiac qualities. The fragrant, pale yellow petals are often strewn across the marriage bed. Its softer floral scent is often used for men as an alternative to the sweeter and more feminine rose. Its aromatic influences are those of sexual energy and enhancing relationships. The oil has a soothing effect, and its main therapeutic uses are to slow an excessively fast heart rate and to lower blood pressure. With its reputation as an aphrodisiac, Ylang Ylang may be helpful in treating impotence. Properties are antiseptic, aromatic, regulates blood pressure. Ylang Ylang oil may be extremely effective in calming and bringing about a sense of relaxation.


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