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Neroli (Citrus Aurantium)
Uses:

Nervousness, Calming, Insomnia, Scar Tissue, Skin Care, Depression, Tension, PMS, Palpitations, Convalescence, Fear, Shock, Stretch Marks, Intestinal Spasm

Properties:

Sedative, Antidepressant, Anti-infectious, Antibiotic, Tonic, Cytophylactic, Calmative, Cicatrisive, Aphrodisiac
Lemon (Citrus Limonum)
Uses:

General tonic, Infections, Detoxification, General Fatigue, Obesity, Acne, Physical Exhaustion, Digestion, Depression, Rheumatism, Cold and Flu, Skin care.

Properties:

Antibiotic, Sedative, Carminative, Diuretic, Haemostatic, Astringent, Digestive, Immunostimulant, Antidepressant, Stimulant, Antiseptic, Febrifuge, Calmative, Antispasmodic, Antisclerotic, Depurative, Vermifuge, Cicatrisive.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia)
Uses:

Rashes, Insect Bites, Nail Fungus, Dermatitis, Ringworm, Thrush, Head Lice, Sore Throats, Boils, Bronchial Congestion, Scabies, Ulcers, Wounds, Arthritis, Cold Sores, Acne, Fatigue, useful for All Infections.

Properties:

Anti-infectious, Antibiotic, Balsamic, Antifungal, Antiviral, Antiparasitic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Expectorant, Immunostimulant, Decongestant, Analgesic, Antiseptic.
Helichrysum (Helichrysum Augustifolium)
Uses:

Pain Relief, Bruising, General Tonic, Coughs, Bronchial Congestion, Scarring, Circulatory Disorders, Rheumatism, Arthritis.

Properties:

Antispasmodic, Analgesic, Cicatrisive, Expectorant, Anticoagulant, Hepatic, Cholagogue, Anti-inflammatory, Stimulant.
Patchouli (Cymbopogon Martini)
Uses:

Fungal Infections, Bacterial Infections, Constipation, Uterine Tonic, Dandruff, Insect Repellant, Insect Bites, Stress-related Emotional Disorders, Substance Addictions, Dermatitis, Athlete's Foot, Ringworm, Parasites, helps Eliminate Toxins.

Properties:

Tonic, Cytophylactic, Anti-infectious, Antiseptic, Decongestant, Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antidepressant, Antitoxic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Calmative, Nervine.
Frankincense (Boswellia Carterii)
Uses:

Skin Diseases or Disorders, Circulation Problems, Hemorrhoids, Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Urinary Tract Infections, Antiseptic, Antibacterial, Depression, General Tonic, Mental Fatigue.

Properties:

Tonic, Stimulant, Expectorant, Cicatrisive, Pectoral, Anti-depressant, Balsamic, Antiseptic, Revitalizer.
Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)
Uses:

Headaches, Nausea, Fatigue, Apathy, Coughs, Digestive Problems, Bowel disorders, Flatulence, Muscular Pain, Sinus Congestion, Shock, Faintness, Travel Sickness, Mouth or Gum Infections, Mental Tiredness, Poor Circulation.

Properties:

Antiseptic, Antibiotic, Anti-infectious, Carminative, Stomachic, Antispasmodic, Depurative, Stimulant, Tonic, Emmanagogue, Antiparasitic, Vermifuge, Expectorant, Analgesic, Digestive, Decongestant.
Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia)
Uses:

An excellent first aid oil. It soothes cuts, bruises and insect bites. One of the most versatile therapeutic essence. It is used for nervous system disorders such as depression, headache, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension, stress related conditions, PMT, sciatica, shock and vertigo. Lavender is useful in treating skin conditions such as abscesses, acne, allergies, athlete's foot, boils, bruises, burns, dandruff, dermatitis, earache, eczema, inflammations, insect bites and stings, insect repellant, lice, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, sores, spots, all skin types, sunburn and wounds. Other applications of lavender is for the treatment of disorders such as lumbago, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains, asthma, bronchitis, halitosis, laryngitis, throat infections, whooping cough, abdominal cramps, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea, cystitis, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea and for flu.
Properties:

Antiseptic, Analgesic, Cytophylactic, Antispasmodic, Tonic, Cicatrisive, Anti-inflammatory, Emmenagogue, Antivenomous, Antitoxic, Antiparasitic, Antitussive, Diuretic, Restorative, Decongestant, Antidepressant, Calmative, Sedative, Antibiotic, Anti-infectious.
Bergamot (Citrus Aurantium)
Uses:

Depression, Stress, Tension, Fear, Hysteria, Infection (all types including skin), Anorexia, Psoriasis, Nervous Eczema, Emotional Crisis, Convalescence.

Properties:

Antiseptic, Antibiotic, Antispasmodic, Stomachic, Anti-depressant, Calmative, Febrifuge, Vermifuge.
Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens)
Uses:

PMT, adrenocortical glands and menopausal problems, nervous tension, neuralgia, apathy, anxiety, stress related conditions, sore throat, tonsillitis, cellulitis, engorgement of breasts, poor circulation and skin complaints such as acne, bruises, broken capillaries, burns, congested skin, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, lice, oily complexion, mature skin, mosquito repellant, ringworm, ulcers and wounds.

Properties:

Soothing, refreshing, relaxing, antidepressant, astringent, antihaemorrhagic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cicatrisant, deodorant, diuretic, fungicidal, haemostatic, stimulant, tonic, vulnerary.
Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea)
Uses:

Menstrual problems, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, muscular aches and pains, asthma, throat infections, whooping cough, colic, cramp, dyspepsia, flatulence, acne, boils, dandruff, hair loss, inflamed conditions in skin, oily skin and hair, ulcers, wrinkles, the genito-urinary system disorders such as amenorrhoea, labor pain, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea and nervous system disorders such as frigidity, impotence, migraine, nervous tension and stress related disorders.

Properties:

Warming, soothing, aphrodisiacal, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, regulator (or seborrhoea), tonic, uterine.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus)
Uses:

Muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, throat infections, cystitis, leucorrhoea, chicken pox, colds, epidemics, flu, measles, nervous system disorders such as debility, headaches, neuralgia and skin disorders such as burns, blisters, cuts, herpes, insect bites, insect repellent, lice, skin infections, wounds.

Properties:

Antiseptic, analgesic, anitneuralgic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, parasiticide, prophylactic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge, vulnerary.
Jasmine (Jasminum Officinale)
Uses:

Depression, nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions. Jasmine is said to produce a feeling of optimism, confidence and euphoria. It is especially good in cases of apathy, indifference, or listlessness. Jasmine is also used for catarrh, coughs, hoarseness, laryngitis, dysmenorrhoea, frigidity, labor pains, uterine disorders and other skin problems such as dry, greasy, irritated, sensitive skin and for muscular spasms and sprains.

Properties:

Analgesic (mild), antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cicatrisant, expectorant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative, tonic (uterine).
Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
Uses:

Muscle fatigue, colds, poor circulation, aches and pains and mental fatigue. Debility, headaches, hypotension, neuralgia, mental fatigue, nervous exhaustion, stress related disorders, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, colitis, dyspepsia, flatulence, hepatic disorders, hypercholesterolaemia. Rosemary is also used for treatment of disorders such as arteriosclerosis, fluid retention, gout, muscular pains, palpitations, poor circulation, rheumatism and for the treatment of skin conditions such as acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, and greasy hair. Other uses are as an insect repellent, for promoting hair growth, and for the treatment of scabies, scalp stimulation, lice and varicose veins.

Properties:

Analgesic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, choleretic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, fungicidal, hepatic, hypertensive, nervine, parasiticide, restorative, rubefacient, stimulant of circulatory, adrenal cortex and hepatobiliary systems, stomachic, tonic.
Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Uses:

Depression, insomnia, nervous tension, stress related complaints, cystitis, diarrhea, nausea, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, sore throat, acne, dry, cracked and chapped skin, aftershave, greasy skin, moisturizer.

Properties:

Antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, insecticidal, sedative and tonic.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata var genuina)
Uses:

Depression, nervous tension, high blood pressure, hyperpnoea (abnormally fast breathing), tachycardia, palpitations and digestive upsets. For skin care such as for acne, hair growth, hair rinse, insect bites, irritated and oily skin. For other nervous system disorders such as frigidity, impotence, insomnia, and stress related disorders.

Properties:

Antidepressant, anti-infectious, euphoric, aphrodisiac, relaxant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, hypotensive, nervine, regulator, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory), tonic.
Cedarwood (Juniperus Virginiana)
Uses:

Tends to be useful for long-standing complaints rather than acute ones. A combined toxic action on the glandular and nervous systems help put the body back in balance, thereby regulating homeostasis. Its main effect (due to its expectorant properties) is on the respiratory tract and may help ease bronchitis, coughs and catarrh. Excess phlegm is curbed through its drying effect. It also reduces problems concerned with the genito-urinary tract, particularly where there is burning pain. It has a tonic effect on the kidneys. The astringent and antiseptic properties are of greatest benefit to oily skin conditions It helps acne, aids in clearing scabs and pus, and chronic conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. It is a good hair tonic and can be effective against dandruff, alopecia and seborrhoea. Skin softening properties can be enhanced when mixed with Frankincense and Cypress. Nervous tension and anxious states benefit greatly by its soothing and calming action. It can also be effective for arthritis and rheumatism.

Properties:

Abortifacient, Antiseborrheoic (helps control the production of sebum), Antiseptic (Pulmonary - genito - urinary) Antispasmodic, Astringent, Balsamic, Diuretic, Insecticide, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Sedative (nervous), Stimulant (Circulatory).
Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi)
Uses:

Some of the therapeutic properties of Grapefruit oil are: antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, diuretic, disinfectant, lymphatic stimulant, tonic and anti-infectious. Grapefruit has a high vitamin C content and is therefore valuable to the immune system. It helps protect against colds and flu. It has an effect on obesity; its diuretic properties help with water retention and cellulite. Grapefruit oil is used in cases of muscle fatigue and stiffness. It has a helpful effect on congested oily skin and acne; it tones the skin and tissues, and promotes hair growth. It is valuable in cases of stress, depression and nervous exhaustion, as well as headaches. Grapefruit oil has great benefits for the immune system, it helps with skin problems, and can be used for muscle stiffness, water retention and for the nervous system.
Lime (Citrus AurantIfolia)
The therapeutic properties of Lime oil are anti-scorbutic, antiseptic, antiviral, aperitif, bactericidal, febrifuge, restorative and tonic. Lime oil is useful to cool fevers associated with colds, sore throats and flu and aids the immune system. It eases coughs, bronchitis and sinusitis, as well as asthma. Lime oil can stimulate and refresh a tired mind and helps with depression. It can be helpful for arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation, and in cases of obesity and cellulite. Lime has an astringent and toning action to clear oily skin and acne, as well as helps with herpes, insect bites and cuts. Lime oil can be beneficial to the immune system, it eases infection in the respiratory tract and relieves pain in muscles and joints.
Mandarin (Citrus Reticulata)
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, laxative, sedative, stimulant (digestive and lymhatic) tonic. A major application of Mandarin is used in treating digestive problems because of its stimulating effect on both the stomach and the liver. Its effect on the intestines is calming and has been found to be even more effective when used in synergistic combination with other citrus oils. Because of its gentle action, mandarin is often regarded in France as a children’s remedy. It is often used to treat stomach upsets, burps and hiccups.

Mandarin is one of the oils that is safe to use during pregnancy. It is also useful for treating acne, oily skin and as a treatment for fluid retention and obesity.
Rose (Rosa Damascena)
Properties

Rose oil is cooling, relaxing and toning. Its effects are similar to Bergamot, Geranium and Jasmine, decreasing sympathetic nervous system activity, while strengthening the parasympathetic nervous system. Rose therefore increases feelings of vitality, creating a sense of well-being.

Rose oil can be used in the treatment of a wide range of stress related conditions and can be used for hyperactivity in children. Rose also has a strong effect on reproduction and sexuality and is helpful for menopausal women or during heavy periods. The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of rose made it good for the treatment of digestive disorders such as gastroenteritis and gastric ulcers. It can help relieve feelings of nausea and help regenerate damaged intestinal walls. Rose can also be used in the treatment of skin problems. Its rejuvenating properties relieve dryness, inflammation, heat and itching of the skin.

Physical Effects

The oil is an antidepressant and counteracts inflammation. It is antiseptic, antispasmodic, an anti-tubercular agent, antiviral, astringent, bactericidal, choleratic, cicitrisant, depurative, an amenagogue, haemoststic, a regulator of appetite and a sedative. It is also a good tonic of the heart, liver, uterus and stomach.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus OffIcinalis)
The oil has a positive effect on the digestive system, helpful for indigestion, colitis and constipation. Being a liver and gall-bladder tonic, it is good for hepatic disorders. The circulatory system also benefits from the oil because it helps normalize blood pressure and helps combat hardening of the arteries. Rosemary is good for rheumatic and muscular pain, especially tired and over worked muscles. It has a warming effect on cold limbs and is helpful in the winter for rheumatism aggravated by cold. Rosemary has a stimulating effect on the nerves and is beneficial for all nervous disorders including hysteria, and paralysis.

The other benefits of rosemary include a positive effect on menstrual cramps, an excellent skin tonic, a stimulant for the scalp to encourage hair growth and provides treatment for dandruff and greasy hair. The emotional benefits of Rosemary include its ability to clear the mind and the emotions promoting mental clarity. It also provides an uplifting boost to confidence.
Sandalwood (Santalum Album)
The oil is a powerful urinary antiseptic. It is a pulmonary antiseptic useful in the treatment of dry, persistent coughs. The soothing of sore throats is an effective application for the oil. It also has a strong effect on other throat conditions such as laryngitis. Other uses include dry eczema, relief of itching and inflammations, sensitive skin, tension, stress, nausea, vomiting and sunstroke.
Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris)
There are many chemotypes of thyme oil: notably the 'thymol' and 'carvacol' types (warming and active). In Western medicine, the main application has been in the treatment of digestive complaints, respiratory problems and the prevention and treatment of infection.

Muscles joints and circulation: Rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, cellulites, arthritis, sprains, anemia.

Skin: Insect bites, lice, scabies, dermatitis, eczema, cuts, bruises, acne, abscess, cellulites, gum infection, athletes foot, and wounds.

Respiratory: Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, flu, whooping cough, and throat infections.

Digestive system: Diarrhoea, dyspepsia, and flatulence.

Genito-urinary system: Cystitis and urethritis.

Immune system: Infectious diseases, staphylococcus, physical an psychological weakness.

Nervous system: Headaches, insomnia, nervous debility, neurasthenia and stress related complaints. Helps to revive the body and the mind.

Reproductive system: Vaginitis
Rosewood (Aniba Rosaeodora)
Rosewood oil has the following therapeutic properties: anti-depressant, mildly analgesic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, bacteriacide, deodorant, insecticide, stimulant and tonic. Rosewood oil may help for colds, coughs, fever and infections; it could be valuable for the immune system. As an aphrodisiac it may have an effect on sexual problems such as impotence and frigidity. Rosewood oil may be helpful for headaches, nausea, nervous tension and stress related conditions. In cases of dull, dry or oily skin, acne, dermatitis, scars, wounds and ageing skin, Rosewood oil can be effective. Although Rosewood oil is not very powerful, it has a place in aromatherapy and could help with the respiratory system, with sexual problems, with stress-related conditions and for skin care.
Palmarosa (Cymbopogon Martini)
The therapeutic properties of Palmarosa oil are: antiseptic, antiviral, bacteriacide, cytophylactic, digestive and febrifuge. Palmarosa oil could calm the mind and be helpful with physical and nervous exhaustion, stress-related problems and nervousness. It could be helpful during convalescence and cools the body of fever. Palmarosa oil could aid the digestive system, helps with intestinal infection, digestive atonia and anorexia nervosa. Palmarosa oil moisturizes the skin, helps to stimulate cell regeneration and is valuable to use for acne, dermatitis, and minor skin infections, scarring, sore feet and athlete's foot. Palmarosa oil could be used with good effect on the skin, for nervous and stress-related problems and for the digestive system.
Marjoram (Origanum Marjorana)
The therapeutic properties of Marjoram oil are: analgesic, anti-spasmodic, anaphrodisiac, antiseptic, carminative, cordial, digestive, expectorant, emmenagogue, laxative, nervine, tonic and vulnerary. Marjoram is a warming oil and very good for the emotions. It comforts and relaxes the nervous system and relieves anxiety and stress and helps to calms hyperactive people. Marjoram is a muscle relaxant and helps with rheumatic aches and pains, swollen joints and painful muscles. It soothes the digestive system and helps with cramps, indigestion, constipation and flatulence. It has a beneficial action on colds, sinusitis, bronchitis and asthma. As a general relaxant Marjoram oil is used for headaches, migraines and insomnia. Although it is said to quell sexual desires, it is useful in regulating the menstrual cycle and relieving painful periods. Marjoram oil can be beneficial in cases of nervous tension, respiratory congestion, painful muscles and joints, digestive problems and menstrual disorders.
Mandarin (Citrus Reticulata)
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, laxative, sedative, stimulant (digestive and lymhatic) tonic. A major application of Mandarin is used in treating digestive problems because of its stimulating effect on both the stomach and the liver. Its effect on the intestines is calming and has been found to be even more effective when used in synergistic combination with other citrus oils. Because of its gentle action, mandarin is often regarded in France as a children’s remedy. It is often used to treat stomach upsets, burps and hiccups.

Mandarin is one of the oils that is safe to use during pregnancy. It is also useful for treating acne, oily skin and as a treatment for fluid retention and obesity.
Cypress (Cypressus Sempervirens)
The therapeutic properties of Cypress oil include: astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, vasoconstrictor, respiratory tonic and sedative. Cypress oil has a calming and soothing effect on irritability, anger and stress. It has a valuable effect as a vasoconstrictor on varicose veins and hemorrhoids. It is beneficial in conditions of excess fluid, such as bleeding, nosebleeds, heavy menstruation, heavy perspiration, hemorrhages and fluid retention. Its antispasmodic action is very useful for asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis, emphysema and influenza. Cypress oil soothes muscular cramps, arthritis, rheumatism and is beneficial to oily skin and wounds.
Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea)
Emotional: The oil has uplifting qualities making it suitable for the treatment of depression, anxiety, tension and mental fatigue. The oil may also prove effective in the treatment of migraine and stress related disorders.

Respiratory: The calming and anti-inflammatory qualities can help to relieve sore throats and hoarseness.

Skin: The soothing qualities make sage useful for all skin inflammations including boils and acne. Sage can help to preserve moisture in dry skin. Benefits have also been shown in treating hair loss and dandruff.

Circulatory: The calming effect of sage can help to relieve high blood pressure.

Gynecological: Sage can help to relieve P.M.S. and menstrual pain and help to establish menstrual regularity. Sage can also help to soothe swollen breasts and prevent hot flushes.

Digestive: Sage can have a calming influence on colic, cramp and dyspepsia.