Saturday, June 21, 2008

Healing Powers of Essential Oils

  • Angelica (Angelica archangelica) - Comforting, balancing and grounding.
  • Basil (Ocimum basillicum) - Uplifts the spirit. Promotes mental clarity.
  • Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) - Mentally stimulating.
  • Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) - Uplifting, balancing and harmonizing. Promotes joy.
  • Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) - Comforting and stimulating.
  • Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum) - Calming and comforting. Reduces anxiety.
  • Cardamom (Elettaria cardamonum) - Promotes clarity and concentration, confidence and enthusiasm. Aphrodisiac qualities.
  • Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) - Relaxing and meditative qualities.
  • Chamomile, German (Blue) (Matricaria chamomilla) - Calming, gentle and restful.
  • Chamomile, Roman (Anthemis nobilis) - Relieves tension and anxiety.
  • Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) - Mildly euphoric, balancing, regenerative and calming.
  • Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) - Mental stimulant. Comforting.
  • Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) - Relieves anxiety.
  • Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) - Promotes peace and contentment, compassion and calming.
  • Eucalyptus Citriodora (Eucalyptus citriodora) - Lemon scented - Promotes concentration and alertness.
  • Eucalyptus Radiata (Eucalyptus radiata) - Gentle and balancing.
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) - Promotes assertiveness and clarity, motivation and perseverance.
  • Fir (Abies alba) - Grounding, relaxing, and mentally uplifting.
  • Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) - Emotionally supportive. Soothing. Aids meditation.
  • Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) - Balancing and uplifting. Relieves anxiety.
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale) - Grounding. Used in aphrodisiac blends.
  • Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) - Stimulating and uplifting.
  • Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi) - Uplifting and refreshing.
  • Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) - Calming and protective. Stimulates creativity.
  • Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) - Reduces stress, combats apathy. Used in aphrodisiac blends.
  • Juniper (Juniperus communis) - Reduces anxiety. Mentally stimulating.
  • Lavender (Lavendula vera, L. angustifolia) - Calming and balancing to the emotions.
  • Lemon (Citrus limon) - Mentally stimulating. Uplifting.
  • Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus, C. citratus) - Stimulating.
  • Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) - Refreshing and uplifting.
  • Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) - Calming. Uplifting to the spirit and emotions.
  • Marjoram (Origanum majorana) - Calming.
  • May Chang (Litsea cubeba) - Stimulating.
  • Melissa (Melissa officinalis) - Calming. Reduces anxiety. Uplifting and balancing to the emotions.
  • Monoi de Tahiti (Cocos nuncifera infused with Gardenia taitensis) - the scent of French Polynesia, Monoi de Tahiti is healing to the skin, uplifting to the mind, & engaging to the spirit.
  • Myrrh (Myrrh) - Balancing. Spiritually supportive and uplifting.
  • Neroli (Citrus aurantium, C. brigardia) - Relieves anxiety. Calming and relaxing. Supports the emotions. Used in aphrodisiac blends.
  • Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) - Balancing, uplifting and energizing.
  • Orange (Citrus sinensis) - Uplifting to the emotions. Relaxing.
  • Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) - Comforting. Reduces stress and tension.
  • Patchouli (Pogostemon cublin) - Grounding and balancing. Relieves anxiety. Used in
  • aphrodisiac blends.
  • Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) - Aids concentration. Stimulating and refreshing.
  • Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium, C. bigardia) - Calming and balancing. Provides mental focus. Promotes harmony and joy.
  • Pine (Pinus sylvestris) - Uplifting and energizing. Reduces anxiety.
  • Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica) - Reduces anxiety.
  • Rosalina (Melaleuca ericifolia) - Very relaxing.
  • Rose (Rosa damascena, R. centifolia) - Reduces anxiety, stress and tension. Opens the heart and nurtures the emotions.
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol) - Uplifting and energizing. Mentally stimulating.
  • Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) - Comforting. Supportive to the emotions. Promotes harmony and joy.
  • Sage (Salvia officinalis) - Balancing. Mentally stimulating.
  • Sandalwood (Santalum album) - Relaxing. Used in aphrodisiac blends.
  • Spearmint (Mentha spicata) - Stimulating. Balancing. Promotes a sense of well being.
  • Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) - Balancing. Relaxing.
  • Spruce (Picea mariana) - Spiritually uplifting. Balancing to the emotions.
  • Styrax Benzoin (Styrax benzoin) - Soothing and balancing to the emotions.
  • Tangerine (Citrus nobilis) - Calming. Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) - Reduces anxiety. Energizing.
  • Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) - Calming, relaxing and grounding. Traditional sleep aid.
  • Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) - Uplifting, comforting, balancing and relaxing. Also grounding.
  • Ylang Ylang (Canaga odorata) - Reduces tension, anxiety and stress. Promotes assertiveness, focus, confidence and joy. Used in aphrodisiac blends.

1 comment:

BeaK. said...

Love this blog Sandi~

lots of good and interesting information.

I'm sending you an email with a question.

Much success with this blog, I'm sure it will be.

Bea Kunz