Essential Oils vs. Fragrance Oils - The National Academy of Sciences reported in 1986 that 95% of chemicals used in synthetic fragrances were derived from petroleum and included carcinogenic materials. Many of these chemicals cause adverse effects including cancer, birth defects, headaches, and dizziness. The EPA released a study in 2001 reporting chemical fragrances were shown to cause “possible mutagenic and genotoxic effects.” See: http://nepis.epa.gov/Adobe/PDF/P1009BZL.pdf
Lemon Oil scent is emotionally uplifting and is thought to be centering. Aroma therapists frequently call Lemon Oil "the sunshine oil" because of lemon color and warm, cheerful energy. Note: Our lemon gives off a hot scent throw that is subtle compared to our other scents.
Properties of Lemon Oil:
Antiseptic | Tonic | Antibiotic | Stimulant | Astringent | Antispasmodic
Aroma therapists use Peppermint oil for nausea, menstrual cramps, digestive disorders and IBS. It is also used for headaches, fevers, flu, and respiratory disorders. Its expectorant and pectoral properties are useful for cold and flu rubs to help with chest congestion and coughs. It is a rejuvenating oil used to increase confidence, spirituality, and clairvoyance during meditation. Peppermint oil is used by some for the 7th Chakra (Crown).
Properties of Peppermint Oil:
Antiseptic | Anti- Parasitic | Antibiotic | Stimulant | Anti-Infectious | Digestive
Tea Tree Oil is well-known and documented as a natural antiseptic oil. This oil is well known for benefiting boils, blisters, acne, warts, cold sores and athlete's foot. A drop can be applied neat for toenail fungus, or on the bottom of the foot for athlete's foot. Aroma Therapists utilize Tea Tree Oil as antifungal oil, as well as for treatment of head lice, cold sores, germs, and bacteria.
Properties of Tea Tree Oil:
Antiseptic Tonic | Antibiotic | Stimulant | Astringent | Antispasmodic
Cinnamon leaf essential oil is best used in aromatherapy for raising low blood pressure as it is a circulatory stimulant. Cinnamon oil is warming and stimulating to the body. and is the perfect natural home remedy for aching muscles and cold extremities due to poor circulation. Cinnamon oil is also used for coughs, colds, flu, rheumatism, and arthritis. It is well known as a restorative oil aiding in recovery from illness. It is also curative in calming feelings of isolation, fear and tension. Pure Cinnamon Leaf Oil is also noted as helpful for controlling bacteria and disinfecting the air.
Lemongrass is a refreshing oil that can be used for a multitude of issues, including relief of jet lag as well as revitalizing a tired body and mind. The scent can be stimulating and revitalizing - a perfect tonic to clear the mind and allow for better focus and awareness. The oil is best inhaled to drive away depression, insecurity, loneliness, and stagnation while subduing anxiety.
Cedarwood essential oil helps eliminate phlegm from the lungs, improving congestion. It is also an excellent ingredient in massage blends for respiratory improvement. Cedarwood oil is a key ingredient in home made pet products to repel fleas and ticks. The aroma is grounding and inspiring.
(Pogostemon Cablin) Steam Distilled - Leaf
Patchouli leaf essential oil is known as sensual, romantic, and natural aphrodisiac. This essential oil contains ketones which benefit skin regeneration , wound healing and congested skin on a cellular level. When used in skin care preparations, young skin can continue to look youthful, and more mature skin can begin to see new life again. Patchouli is a very centering, grounding, and healing oil that works well in meditation. Beneficial to the heart and crown chakras.
Lemon Eucalyptus -BUG OFF-
(Eucalyptus Citriodora) Steam Distilled Leaf & Twig
Lemon Eucalyptus oil is used in aromatherapy for smoking related problems and to open sinus and bronchial passages. It makes a great room disinfectant with its fresh lemony high notes and its balsamic floral low notes. Due to it containing large amounts of citronella, this oil is most popular as an insect repellent and is commonly used in natural repellent blends.