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ESSENTIAL OILS M - Z

  

 

   Neroli

Latin NameCitrus aurantium
Aromaorangy, bitter-sweet floral
Extraction Method
 
Actionantidepressant, sedative, relaxing, hypnotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic
Skin Care
good for all skin type
Mental & Emotionalused for insomnia
Medical Propertiesrelieves muscular spasms, digestion

   Orange

Latin NameCitrus sinensis
AromaSweet citrus aroma
Extraction Method
 
Action
Antidepressant, antioxidant
Skin Care
Good for cell regeneration
Mental & EmotionalCalming
Medical PropertiesGood for removing grease or gooey residues
Important
Test on small area first as it can discolor finishes; photosensitivity

   Patchouli

Latin NamePogostemon cablin
Aromaearthly, musky, strong, spicy, exotic
Extraction Method
 
Action
general tonic, diuretic, aphrodisiac
Skin Care
Good for wrinkled or chapped skin, used for cellulite                     
Mental & EmotionalRelease negative emotions
Noteworthy
Protects clothes from moths 

   Peppermint

Latin NameMentha piperita
AromaHerbaceous, piercing, minty
Extraction Method 
ActionAntidepressant
Skin Care 
Mental & EmotionalImproves concentration
Medical PropertiesGood for tired legs or feet, relief for muscle pain, lumbago, joint pains    digestive aid, relief for nausea, travel sickness
Important                                              

Keep away from eyes, irritated skin, and mucous membranes, avoid during pregnancy,  while nursing, and when taking homeopathic remedy

    Rosemary

Latin NameRosmarinus officinalis
AromaHerbaceous, camphoraceous, strong, medicinal aroma
Extraction Method 
Action                                     Antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, antirheumatic, antispasmodic
Skin Care
 
Mental & EmotionalEnergizing, uplifting
Medical PropertiesGood for hair treatment, good for tired feet or legs, may lower high blood sugar; tonic for liver and gall bladder       
Important  
Svoid during pregnancy, epilepsy, high blood pressure, or when taking homeopathic remedies

   Rosewood

Latin NameAniba rosaeodora
Aromawoody, floral
Extraction Method 
Actions
antiseptic, insecticide
Skin Care
good for skin care products
Mental & Emotionalcomforting, soothing, balancing, refreshing                                   
Medical Properties 

   Sandalwood

Latin NameSantalum album 
Aromasweet, warm, woody, exotic
Actions
antiseptic, astringent, antispasmodic, expectorant, diuretic
Skin Care
relief for dry skin, itching, inflammation, rash
Mental & Emotionaluplifting, relaxing, aphrodisiac, sedative
Medical           Properties              good for arthritic conditions, muscle injuries, good for chest infections, sore throat                                                                      

   Tea Tree

Latin NameMelaleuca alternifolia
Aromapungent, fresh
  
Actions
Antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, fungicide
Skin Care
Reduces itching, clears blemishes, used for minor burns, sores
Mental & Emotional 
Medical Properties 
athletes foot, supportive to immune system
Important
may cause irritation on sensitive areas of skin

   Verbena

Latin NameLippia citriodora 
Aromaherbaceous, warm, floral 
Extraction Method 
Actionssedative, anti-inflammatory
Skin Careskin sensitizer
Important
phototoxic; not recommended for massages

   Vetiver

Latin NameVetiveria zizanoides 
Aromaearthy, heavy, smoky, touch of lemon, similar to patchouli
Mental & Emotionalgrounding, calming, stabilizing, aphrodisiac, sedative
Medical Propertiesantiseptic, good for dry and dehydrated skin; can be helpful with acne, reduces wrinkles and stretch marks, cleanses the aura 

   Ylang Ylang

Latin NameCananga odorata
Aromasweet, soft, flowery, heavy
Mental & Emotionalcalming, relaxing, arousing, sedative, aphrodisiac
Medical Propertiesantiseptic, caution with sensitive s

 

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