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Essential Oils Dictionary

Essential Oil Topical Benefit Inhalation Therapy Result

Bergamot
Citrus burgamia

Reduces acne inflammation Uplifting, anti-depressant, regulates appetite

Chamomile
Anthemis Nobilis (Roman)

Soothing, anti-inflammatory Calming, balances energy

Clary Sage
Salvia sclarea

Anti-spasmodic, muscle relaxant, Reduces excess sebum Asthma - opens bronchia spasm, euphoric Stress reducing

Clove
Syzygium aromaticum

Analgesic, stimulant, Helpful treating acne, bruises, burns & cuts. Increases circulation Decongestant, antiseptic for lungs

Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus globulistonite

Anti-viral, repels mosquitoes, Reduces muscle aches Decongestant

Fir

Increases circulation, reduces muscle pain Minor decongestant

Frankincense
Boswellia sacra

Beneficial for aging skin with UV damage Holistic Asthma treatment, known for inducing calming feelings

Geranium

Pelargonium graveolens

Astringent, balances sebum Antidepressant, balances hormones & energy

Ginger
Zingiberaceae officinale

Increases circulation, reduces muscle aches and nausea Energizing, aphrodisiac, anti-depressant; Helpful treating colds &; flu, settles stomach

Grapefruit
Citrus paradise

Lymphatic stimulant. Helpful removing toxins that cause fluid retention & cellulite. Disperses lactic acid, reduces muscle aches Antidepressant, "sunny", uplifting, cheerful. Mentally "enlivening"

Hyssop
Hyssopus officinalis

A powerful cephalic oil with stimulating effects on the mind and body Helps clear up congestion and suppresses coughing

Juniper
Juniperus communis

Soothing to inflammatory skin diseases (acne, eczema, psoriasis) Stress reducing, tonic

Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia

Reduces muscle pain & headaches, promotes rapid healing & prevents scarring Calming, soothing, balancing, helps relax for sleep

Lemon
Citrus limonum

General tonic fights flu, depression, fatigue & congestion, Balances pH Improve concentration, uplifting

Lemongrass
Cymbopogon citratus

Deodorizing refreshes tired feet, Tones muscle, reduces spasms, Reduces excess perspiration Soothing effect on headache, uplifting. Fights jetlag symptoms

Lime
Citrus aurantifolia

Eases painful muscles & joints, Anti-cellulite Eases breathing, antidepressant

Melissa
Melissa Officinalis

Antifungal, antidepressant, Stimulates cell renewal Calming, fights depression, eases headaches, combats nausea and reduces fevers

Neroli
Citrus aurantium

Anti-spasmodic, stimulates growth of healthy new cells Reduces anxiety, helps with sleep

Nutmeg
Myristica fragrans

Stimulates circulation reducing sore muscle discomfort Wards off airborne infections

Orange
Citrus sinensis

Refreshing, balances sebum Called the sunshine oil warm & uplifting

Peppermint
Mentha piperita

Cooling, increases circulation Cephalic, increases concentration & memory

Petitgrain
Citrus aurantium

Anti-septic and anti-spasmodic Calms and reduces anxiety, stress, and depression with fewer sedative effects

Rose
Rosa damascena

Purifying, soothing tonic, diminishes redness (capillaries) Antidepressant, aphrodisiac

Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis

Analgesic ~ helps reduce pain without sedative side-effects General stimulant and tonic

Rosewood
Aniba rosaeodora

Calming to inflamed skin; helpful treating acne or stretch marks Tonic effects without being stimulant

Spearmint
Mentha spicata

Cooling, cleansing, dilates vessels, good for oily skin Calming, relaxing, uplifting, lifts away mental fatigue and depression

Tangerine
Citrus reticulata

Antiseptic tonic for oily or acnied skin Uplifting, cheerful, fights insomnia

Tea Tree
Melaleuca alternifolia

Best fighting infection and fungi, powerful immuno-stimulant. Often used in foot care and acne products Speeds recovery from colds, sinusitis & flu

Vanilla
Vanilla planifolia

Aids in hydration Eases stress, anger & frustration

Vetivert
Chrysopogon zizanioides

Deeply relaxing Known as "the oil of tranquility" reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia

Ylang Ylang
Cananga odorata

Lowers blood pressure, releases spasms. Treats menopausal & PMS symptoms. Balances sebum production Antidepressant, aphrodisiac. Calms anger, releases tension, lifts depression and generally stabilizes mood swings