Ultimate Reference Guide to Essential Oil Uses & Benefits [w/ Free PDF]

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Essential oils are organic compounds that when extracted from plants can have incredible healing capabilities. Using essential oils for health purposes can be accomplished through topical application (direct contact to skin), aromatherapy (diffusal into the air), and even ingestion.

Anyone seeking to improve their physical, mental or emotional health can greatly benefit from the use of pure essential oils. For over 5,000 years, many different cultures have used these healing plant oils for a variety of health conditions. Oils are often used for house cleaning, beautification, relaxation, and most as natural alternatives to prescription medication.

 

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Arborvitae

(Thuja plicata)

Arborvitae Essential Oil

Arborvitae literally translates to “The Tree of Life.” This large, coniferous tree grows abundantly in North America and also in Asia. In North America the arborvitae was used by Native Americans for its bark and wood, which made excellent building materials. However it was also used for its oils, which are extracted from its bark and wood, to treat ailments like headaches, coughs, swollen hands, fevers, and even rheumatic problems.

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Application Method:


Plant Part:

Wood

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

 Warm, spicy, herbal

Main Chemical Components:

Linalool, eucalyptol

Primary Benefits:

  • Relaxation
  • Skincare
  • Natural Cleaning Solution
  • Insect Repellent

Ways to Use:

The scent of arborvitae essential oil has also been noted to produce a calming, healthful effect.

Promotes increased feelings of calm and restfulness when aerating arborvitae oil during meditation, or during other times when they need a sense of peace, calm, and tranquility.

Add 3-4 drops to your favorite diffuser, sit back and relax.

Its natural cleansing properties reduce the amount of dead skin and other detritus on skin, helping avoid unwanted blemishes and may even reduce the appearance of scarring.

Dilute arborvitae with a carrier oil and apply 1-2 drops directly applied to skin blemishes in order to reduce their appearance, and help your skin clear more quickly.

Arborvitae can be used to clean and polish wood surfaces and floors and even help preserve the wood. This oil helps by adding a soft luster than can make those surfaces look like new. Even the hardest, toughest woods will brighten right up.

  • Add a few drops of arborvitae oil to a spray bottle (diluted with water) and spray onto surfaces or hands for a quick DIY house cleaner.
  • Mix 4 drops of Arborvitae essential oil and 2 drops of Lemon essential oil for a natural wood preservative and polish.

Arborvitae oil is an excellent insect repellent, and many hikers prefer to forego standard insect sprays in favor of using arborvitae oil. 

This natural method of repelling insects is economical, natural, and can help you avoid the toxic and harmful chemical agents produced in commercially produced repellants.

  • Apply a few dabs of arborvitae oil to your wrists and ankles for a natural alternative to insect repellent.
  • Diffuse to purify the air and to repel insects inside your home.

Arborvitae can also be a natural way to protect clothes from moths, which are not fond of its scent.

  • Add a 1-3 drops to water to dilute (do not apply oil directly, so as not to inadvertently soil the clothing you are trying to protect) and rub into wood coat-hangers to help keep your clothes moth-free - no more moth-ball-smelling storage closets!

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Use 3-4 drops in your diffuser.
  • Topical: Apply 1-2 drops topically to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize skin sensitivity.

Safe Use Information:

  • ​Possible skin sensitivity issues. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive skin areas.
  • ​Caution: Possible skin sensitivity issues. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive skin areas.

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Basil

(Ocimum basilicum)

Basil Essential Oil

Basil is commonly used as a seasoning in cuisines around the world, but it also has many healthful and emotional benefits. It can soothe the mind, assist with relaxation, and soothe irritated skin, and has many other uses as well!

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Spicy, herbal, warm

Main Chemical Components:

Eucalyptol, Linalool, Methylchavicol, Methylcinnamate, Citral

Primary benefits:

  • Improve concentration
  • Ease menstrual discomfort
  • Support immune system

Ways to Use:

The scent of basil oil can help to still the mind and assist with relaxation, helping to alleviate the adverse mental effects of stress and anxiety to improve the ability to maintain focus.

  • Diffuse 3-4 drops in a diffuser of your choice in your room.

Basil oil has the ability to soothe aching muscles, and massaging into the skin can help to alleviate painful cramping.

Consumption may also ease physical discomfort by reducing uncomfortable bloating, and can support emotional wellness too.

  • Massage into the skin to reduce painful cramping. Take 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule to reduce bloating and cramping.

This oil can boost overall immune system performance and functionality, improving the body’s response to fighting infections and supporting other bodily systems to help the body recover from illness.

  • Dilute several drops in a glass of water or tea and drink.

Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Massage directly into the skin.
  • Internal: Add to a cooking dish or take 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule

Safe Use Information:

  • ​ Basil oil is gentle enough to use topically and internally without dilution.
  • Users with sensitivity should still consider diluting in a carrier oil or liquid solution as this oil is still highly concentrated and may cause irritation.
  • Prior to undiluted use, test for adverse side effects by consuming in a small dose or by applying to a sensitive but inconspicuous patch of skin.

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Bergamot

(Citrus Bergamia)

Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot, a component of Earl Grey tea, is a delicate citrus plant that requires a special climate and soil, such as that of Italy and Greece; in Greece, it is a popular “sweetmeat,” often eaten as dessert. The oil is harvested from the rind of the fruit through cold-pressing, and is a particularly unique citrus oil because of its simultaneously relaxing and mood-lifting quality. In Italy it is often used to calm feelings of anxiety and stress, as well as purify, cleanse, and soothe skin.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Rind/peel

Extraction Method:

Cold pressed/expressed

Aromatic Description:

Citrus, spice, floral

Main Chemical Components:

Limonene, linalyl acetate

Primary benefits:

  • Calming and soothing aroma
  • Provides skin purifying benefits
  • Frequently used in massage therapy for its calming

Ways to Use:

Bergamot essential oil can be diffused to promote an uplifting mood, and relieve emotional stress. It’s also a popular ingredient in perfume for its citrus-spice scent. For extra relaxation, diffuse with lavender, frankincense, or lime.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale.

Bergamot essential oil is used topically for massage therapy, as it helps relax muscles. You can use it in the shower to soothe muscles and cleanse skin, and you can add it to a facial cleanser.

At night, rub some on the bottom of your feet to promote restfulness. It can also act as an antiseptic in a general-use cleanser.

  • Dilute with a carrier oil if preferred, and massage onto desired areas.

Bergamot essential oil has been known to relieve headaches, indigestion, fever, and gas; ingesting it can also help the digestive system process nutrients and prevent blockage, and may help with cardiovascular and nervous system wellness.

It can also provide a metabolism boost.​

  • Dilute one drop of the oil with four ounces of your chosen beverage

Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, or into the palm of your hand and inhale directly.
  • Topical: Apply 1-2 drops to desired area (to minimize skin sensitivity, just dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil) and massage directly onto skin.
  • Internal: Dilute in a water or other liquid (1 drop for every 4 ounces), and drink.

Safe Use Information:

  • ​ To prevent skin irritation, combine with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil before applying to the skin. Avoid areas sensitive and delicate areas, such as the eyes or cuts or abrasions.
  • Always dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

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Black pepper

(Piper nigrum)

Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black Pepper is normally a spice used in cooking, but its essential oil (distilled from the peppercorn fruit) has many medicinal properties. It’s a great source of antioxidants, can aid in digestion, helps promote healthy circulation, and can even help reduce anxiety. Not to mention the flavor it can add to your favorite dishes.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Berries/fruit

Extraction Method:

Cold pressed/expressed

Aromatic Description:

Hot, sharp, fruity, spicy

Main Chemical Components:

Caryophyllene, limonene, sabinene

Primary Benefits:

  • Can lift your mood and reduce uneasiness
  • Helps support digestive function
  • Enhances the flavors of food
  • Provides antioxidant support
  • Supports healthy circulation

Ways to Use:

Black Pepper essential oil can be diffused to help relieve anxiety, and even curb cravings.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale. Or, add a drop into the palm of your hand and inhale.

Black Pepper essential oil can create a soothing massage because of the warming sensation it creates. Rubbing some on the bottom of your feet can restore you from tired moods.

  • Dilute with a carrier oil and massage onto desired areas.

Black Pepper essential oil has been known to maintain digestive and colon health, relieve gas and bloating, encourage flow of circulation and cellular function, boost the immune system, and of course, provide flavor to various foods.

  • Dilute one drop of the oil with four ounces of your chosen beverage or follow recipes to add to food—remember, it’s a strong flavor!

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, or into the palm of your hand and inhale directly.
  • Topical: Apply 1-2 drops to desired area (to minimize skin sensitivity, just dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil) and massage directly onto skin.
  • InternalDilute in a water or other liquid (1 drop for every 4 ounces), and drink.

Safe Use Information:

  • Due to its strong warming sensation, it should be combined with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil before applying to the skin. Avoid areas sensitive and delicate areas, such as the eyes or cuts or abrasions.
  • Always dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming or using in cooking.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Cardamom

(Elettaria cardamomum)

Cardamom Essential Oil

Cardamom is a common cooking spice that is related to ginger, mostly commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisine and Indian teas and desserts. It is also known for its digestive, respiratory, and gastrointestinal benefits, such as relieving stomach discomfort, and may help to promote mental clarity and happiness. There are regulated testing standards for Cardamom oil, so the seeds from which it is extracted are grown in Guatemala under a collaborative agreement.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Seed

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Spicy, Fruity, Warm, Balsamic

Main Chemical Components:

Terpinyl acetate, 1,8-cineol

Primary Benefits:

  • Improves flavors in cooking and baking
  • Soothes upset stomach and occasional indigestion
  • Improves respiratory health and promotes clear breathing

Ways to Use:

Cardamom essential oil can be diffused to promote an uplifting mood, clear the mind, and relieve emotional stress. For extra relaxation, diffuse with lavender and clove.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale.

Cardamom essential is used topically for massages, which releases stress from the body—this also helps to improve your mental state. If you’re feeling congested, massage into your chest area to help open your chest cavity. For more muscle relief, it can be mixed with spearmint, peppermint, or ginger. As a bonus, it’s a great spice to use in your cooking.

  • Dilute with a carrier oil and massage onto desired areas. To clean your mouth and/or freshen your breath, add a drop to your toothpaste when you brush your teeth.

Cardamom essential oil can be used for many gastrointestinal problems, including stomach aches and indigestion. Its high levels of 1,8-cineole make it good for the respiratory system, and promotes clear breathing.

  • Dilute one drop of the oil with four ounces of your chosen beverage. Always dilute the oil before consuming. Follow recipe instructions when using it for cooking or baking.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, or into the palm of your hand and inhale directly.
  • Topical: Apply 1-2 drops to desired area (to minimize skin sensitivity, just dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil) and massage directly onto skin.
  • InternalDilute in a water or other liquid (1 drop for every 4 ounces), and drink.

Safe Use Information:

  • For any skin sensitivity, combine with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil before applying to the skin. Avoid areas sensitive and delicate areas, such as the eyes or cuts or abrasions.
  • Always dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming or using in baked goods—use four ounces of water/beverage per drop. Do not ingest the oil by itself, as it may irritate your digestive tract.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Cassia

(Cinnamomum cassia)

Cassia Essential Oil

Not to be confused with its close relative, cinnamon, Cassia is a strong spice that is sweeter than cinnamon; the oil is distilled from its bark. It has been used as a medicinal remedy for thousands of years—it’s even mentioned in the Old Testament. When ingested, Cassia essential oil can help with digestive, cardiovascular, and metabolic function, and also supports a healthy immune system. It is soothing and warming when applied to skin, and has a calming aroma.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Bark

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Woody, warm, cinnamon

Main Chemical Components:

Cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate

Primary Benefits:

  • Can promote improved immune system function
  • Aids digestion, reduces hunger cravings and bolsters yourmetabolism
  • When diffused the scent is warming and relaxing

Ways to Use:

Cassia essential oil can be diffused to create a calming atmosphere. Combine with clove, ginger, white fir, or a citrus blend for another soothing aroma.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale.

Cassia essential oil can create a soothing massage and provide relief to sore muscles because of the warming sensation it creates.

  • Dilute with a carrier oil and massage onto desired areas

Cassia essential oil has been known to help boost the immune system, improve metabolism, regulate digestion, maintain cardiovascular health, and in place of cinnamon, provide a unique flavor to various foods and desserts.

  • Dilute one drop of the oil with four ounces of your chosen beverage or follow recipes to add to food—remember, it’s a strong flavor!

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, or into the palm of your hand and inhale directly.
  • Topical: Dilute1-2 drops with a carrier oil such as coconut oil and massage directly desired area.
  • InternalDilute in a water or other liquid (1 drop for every 4 ounces), and drink.

Safe Use Information:

  • Due to its strong warming sensation, it should be combined with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil before applying to the skin. Avoid areas sensitive and delicate areas, such as the eyes or cuts or abrasions.
  • Always dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming or using in cooking or baking.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Cedarwood

(Juniperus Virginiana)

Cedarwood Essential Oil

The benefits of cedarwood oil are many and varied. It can be used as a household cleanser and to polish wood surfaces, and can also be used to repel insects of improve skin tone. Its aroma helps to improve positive outlook and promote a sense of well-being too. What a versatile oil!

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Application Method:


Plant Part:

Wood

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Woody, earthy

Main Chemical Components:

Alpha-cedrene, cedrol, thujosene

Primary Benefits:

  • Improve quality of sleep
  • Repel insects
  • Promote clear and healthy skin

Ways to Use:

Cedarwood oil’s ability to encourage feelings of peace and restfulness make it a fantastic natural sleep aid. By soothing the mind, this oil can help you achieve a state of deep calm.

  • Diffuse 3-4 drops in the bedroom as you prepare for bed.

Cedarwood oil is a surprisingly powerful insect repellent, and is particularly effective against mosquitos. Unlike store-bought sprays, which often smell distastefully similar to the chemicals they contain, a cedarwood spray has a delicious aroma.

  • Combine several drops with water in a spray bottle and spray onto your skin and clothes.

This oil can be used as a natural astringent. Topical use can reduce the appearance of pores and help to prevent further invasion of bacteria and dirt, and can even reduce the impacts of acne breakouts.

  • Add 1-2 drops to a facial cleanser and use as directed.

Cedarwood is also used in helping to get rid of fleas in your house and on your pets

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser.
  • Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil or lotion and apply to the skin.
  • InternalNot recommended for internal use.

Safe Use Information:

  • Avoid contact with open wounds or sores in topical use.
  • Dilute with a carrier oil or lotion prior to topical application, as this oil is highly concentrated and is likely to irritate the skin.
  • Cedarwood oil should not be ingested, as consumption can lead to severe damage of the digestive system.

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Cilantro

(Coriandrum sativum)

Cilantro Essential Oil

Cilantro is a popular herb used in cooking, but has also been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. The oil is distilled from the plant, and it has been known to aid in digestion and detoxification, relieve stress, and support a healthy immune system, as well as provide a source of energy. Its fresh scent can open the senses, and its earthy flavor provides a bright, unique taste to salads, meat, soups and sauces; it is most utilized in Spanish, Asian and Italian foods.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Bright, crisp, fresh, sweet

Main Chemical Components:

Linalool, 2-decenal

Primary Benefits:

  • Can improve the immune system
  • Can regulate digestive system
  • Relaxes aching muscles
  • Adds flavor to cooking

Ways to Use:

Cilantro essential oil acts as a general relaxant and stress reliever, and can also aid in sleep regulation and relaxing brain activity. It is also effective when mixed with similar essential oils.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale; or, apply a drop or two to your palms, rub them together, then inhale.

Cilantro essential oil can be used to soothe and cool the skin for minor skin irritations. It can also be applied to lips, teeth, and gums to bring out a healthy glow.

  • Add a couple drops directly to your skin, or dilute with coconut oil before doing so, and massage it in. Apply to the bottom of your feet to help with detoxification of the body.

You can ingest cilantro essential oil for uses such as digestive and nervous system regulation, stomach aches, and the promotion of immune system health; it also contains many antioxidants, and can detoxify and cleanse the body.

  • Dilute one drop of the oil with four ounces of your chosen beverage. Always dilute the oil before consuming. Follow a recipe to add to food or baked goods; its flavor is stronger, so be careful how much you add.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser.
  • Topical: Apply 1-2 drops directly to the sore area; if preferred, dilute with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil. Massage directly onto skin.
  • InternalDilute in a water or other liquid (1 drop for every 4 ounces), and drink. As an ingredient, it can also be added to various foods.

Safe Use Information:

  • Since this oil is strong, dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil for skin sensitivity; be sure to avoid sensitive areas.
  • Do not ingest directly, as it could irritate internal tissue; always dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming—use four ounces of water/beverage per drop.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Cinnamon Bark

(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Cinnamon bark essential oil is extracted from the bark of the tropical evergreen tree that grows cinnamon. For centuries, it has been used in many culinary arts, and is especially popular in desserts and drinks; today it is even used in toothpaste and chewing gum. It also has medicinal properties, such as supporting a healthy metabolism, immune system, kidney and urinary tract functions, circulatory system, and blood sugar levels, and it can act as a cleanser for the body.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Bark

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Warm, woody, earthy, spicy, slightly sweet

Main Chemical Components:

Cinnameldehyde, Eugenol

Primary Benefits:

  • Can boost the immune, metabolic, circulatory, and digestive systems
  • Can maintain a healthy blood sugar level
  • Adds a spicy and sweet flavor in baking and cooking
  • Can help relax muscles that are tight and sore

Ways to Use:

If you need to relax, cinnamon bark essential oil is a good option. It helps to soothe anxiety and an over-active mind, and can even act as an insect repellant.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale; or, apply a drop or two to your palms, rub them together, then inhale. You can also place a diffuser outside to detract insects.

Cilantro essential oil can be used to relax tired and cold muscles. It can also be applied to teeth, mouth and gums to help cleanse and prevent bacteria.

  • Dilute a couple drops with coconut oil before applying, and massage into desired areas. Apply to the bottom of your feet to help with detoxification of the body.

You can ingest cinnamon bark essential oil for uses such as circulatory system regulation, kidney, urinary, and gastrointestinal tract functions, and the promotion of immune system health; it can also soothe a sore throat and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

  • Dilute one drop of the oil with four ounces of your chosen beverage. Always dilute the oil before consuming. Follow a recipe to add to food or baked goods; its flavor is stronger, so be careful how much you add.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, or into the palm of your hand and inhale directly.
  • Topical: Combine 1-2 drops with a carrier oil such as coconut oil and massage directly onto skin.
  • InternalDilute in a water or other liquid (1 drop for every 4 ounces), and drink. As an ingredient, it can also be added to various food and drink.

Safe Use Information:

  • Due to its high cinnamaldehyde content, it should always be diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut oil when applying to the skin; be sure to avoid sensitive areas.
  • Do not ingest directly, as it could irritate internal tissue; always dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming—use four ounces of water/beverage per drop. Only one to two drops are needed for internal benefits.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Clary Sage

(Salvia sclarea)

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage essential oil comes from the clary sage perennial herb, and it is distilled from the flower or leaf part of the plant. Its medicinal properties have a long history; since the Middle ages, it has been widely used for its various soothing and relaxation effects and skin and hair benefits. This essential oil is particularly good for soothing irritated skin or period cramps, and can also help promote a good night’s sleep. Its floral scent has been known to ease stress and quieting anxiety.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Flower or leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Slightly sweet, floral, earthy, gentle

Main Chemical Components:

Linalyl acetate, Linalool

Primary Benefits:

  • Can relax an overactive or stressful mind. Helps calm anxious moods
  • Soothes sensitive skin and helps relieve period cramping
  • Can improve the look of hair, skin and nails
  • Can relax overworked body parts, such as the feet

Ways to Use:

Clary sage essential oil is renowned for relieving stress, anxiety, and mood swings, and its calming aroma helps the mind focus. It is also hailed as a powerful sleep aid.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale; or, apply a drop or two to your palms, rub them together, then inhale. You can also add a few drops to your pillow at night to help give you a restful and deep sleep.

Clary sage essential oil has many topical uses. It can be used to soothe sore muscles and pressure points, such as sore feet, as well as relieve period cramps, and can even soothe irritated skin. It is also helpful for damaged hair, as it can be added to hair conditioner to a healthy scalp and smooth, shiny hair.

  • Add a couple drops directly to skin, and massage into desired areas. For period cramps, apply to the abdomen and gently massage; for irritated skin, add several drops to a bath.

For general uses such as relaxation, sleep aid, or promoting a healthy nervous system. Clary sage essential oil can be added to teas or other beverages, or mixed with other calming essential oils, such as lavender, black pepper, sandalwood, coriander, and grapefruit.

  • Dilute one drop of the oil with four ounces of your chosen beverage. Always dilute the oil before consuming.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, or into the palm of your hand and inhale directly.
  • Topical: Apply 1-2 drops to desired area (dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil if preferred) and massage directly onto skin.
  • InternalDilute in a water or other liquid (1 drop for every 4 ounces), and drink.

Safe Use Information:

  • Clary sage essential oil is relatively safe to apply topically; it can be applied without diluting it with a carrier oil, and massaged directly onto the skin. It can also be directly combined with your shampoo or conditioner for hair use, and applied directly to your pillow for a peaceful night’s sleep.
  • Dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming—use four ounces of water/beverage per drop.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Clove

(Eugenia caryophyllata)

Clove Essential Oil

Clove essential oil is an energizing oil that is notorious for its powerful antioxidants, and when ingested it can help promote cardiovascular health. It is also another popular remedy for cleaning teeth and gums and freshening breath; today it is still used in dentistry, and is an ingredient in chewing gum and candy. Its energizing and warming qualities also make it an ideal oil for a relaxing massage. And of course, it is a flavorful cooking spice.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Bud

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Warm, spicy, earthy, woody, musky

Main Chemical Components:

Eugenol

Primary Benefits:

  • Clove oil can improve cardiovascular health
  • Has powerful antioxidant benefits
  • Can be used in dentistry and food to promote healthy teeth and gums
  • Provides a delicious flavor component to baking and other cooking

Ways to Use:

If you’re feeling drowsy or need to focus and need a quick burst of energy, Clove essential oil can do the trick. It can also help repel mosquitos if a diffuser is placed outside.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale.

Topical uses of Clove essential oil includes soothing aching muscles, and cleaning your mouth and teeth.

  • Dilute with a carrier oil and massage onto desired areas. To clean teeth, add a drop to your toothpaste when you brush your teeth; to clean your mouth, dilute one drop with four ounces of water and gargle.

There are many internal benefits to using Clove essential oil, such as promoting a healthy cardiovascular system, as well as a healthy metabolism, liver, joints, lung and cellular function, and healthy immune, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems. It is also used in many cuisines and baked goods.

  • Dilute one drop of the oil with four ounces of your chosen beverage. Always dilute the oil before consuming. Follow recipe instructions when using it for cooking or baking.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser and inhale directly.
  • Topical: It is recommended that you dilute 1-2 drops with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, then apply to desired area and massage directly onto skin.
  • InternalDilute in a water or other liquid (1 drop for every 4 ounces), and drink.

Safe Use Information:

  • Exercise caution when using, as Clove essential oil can cause irritation.
  • Dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming—use four ounces of water/beverage per drop.
  • For topical application, combine with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, before applying to the skin. Avoid areas sensitive and delicate areas, such as the eyes.
  • Always dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming or using in baked goods—use four ounces of water/beverage per drop.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Coriander

(Coriandum satvium)

Coriander Essential Oil

Coriander is widely used to add depth and flavor to dishes in many cuisines, but this herb has many health benefits as well. It can be used to support the digestive system, boost the libido, and temporarily reduce feelings of pain and discomfort. Like many other essential oils, coriander can also be used to invoke feelings of calm and relaxation.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Seed

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Herbal, floral

Main Chemical Components:

Linalool, alpha-pinene, camphor

Primary Benefits:

  • Support digestive function
  • Increase libido
  • Reduce sensation of pain

Ways to Use:

Consumption of coriander oil helps the digestive system to function efficiently by stimulating the production of digestive and stomachic enzymes, which in turn may help the body to break down fats and cholesterols.

  • Add two or three drops to a glass of water or tea and drink after eating.

The scent of coriander may stimulate arousal in both men and women. This can lead to increased interest in sex and may in some cases offset minor effects of erectile dysfunction.

  • Diffuse in the bedroom to awaken sexual urges.

When applied topically, chemical enzymes can mask feelings of pain from conditions ranging from headaches to toothaches to muscle soreness.

  • Massage into the skin of the afflicted area to decrease the perception of pain.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Massage directly into the skin.
  • InternalTake 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule or diluted in a glass of water or tea.

Safe Use Information:

  • ​Coriander oil is safe to ingest in small quantities. Users should limit doses to 1-3 drops, and can minimize the risk of adverse effects by diluting in a drink.
  • Coriander oil is much less reactive than other oils, but may still cause irritation for users with sensitive skin if applied directly without dilution.
  • Prior to direct topical use, test a small amount in an inconspicuous area to verify how your skin will react to the application.

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Cumin

(Cuminum cyminum)

Cumin Essential Oil

Cumin is widely used as a spicy additive to cooking dishes, but its essential oil also has health and medicinal benefits that can be used to increase digestive efficiency, protect the body from disease and infection, and stimulate rapid healing of small injuries.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Seed

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Nutty, spicy

Main Chemical Components:

Cuminaldehyde, para-cymene, terpinene

Primary Benefits:

  • Support digestive function
  • Support healthy weight loss efforts
  • Protect against toxins and infections

Ways to Use:

Consumption of cumin oil supports the digestive system in several ways. It helps to alleviate the formation of excessive gasses, which can cause blockages and dysfunction in the digestive system. Cumin also helps to regulate digestion so that the body can perform more efficiently.

  • Add two or three drops to a glass of water or tea and drink after eating.

Cumin is a diuretic, which means that it encourages regular perspiration and urination to flush toxins from the body. The removal of toxins and excess hormones, as well as the reduction of unnecessary “water weight” help the body to maintain a healthy weight naturally.

  • Consume several drops in a veggie capsule.

In addition to flushing out excessive toxins, cumin has antiseptic properties that help to prevent infection when topically applied to cuts and scrapes.

  • Dilute with a carrier oil and gently apply to open cuts and scrapes.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Massage directly into the skin.
  • InternalTake 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule or diluted in a glass of water or tea.

Safe Use Information:

  • Cumin oil is safe to ingest in small quantities. Users should limit doses to 1-3 drops, and can minimize the risk of adverse effects by diluting in a drink or consuming with food.
  • Cumin oil is highly concentrated and should be diluted with a carrier oil prior to topical application to the skin.
  • Avoid direct contact with sunlight for approximately 12 hours after topical use and store the bottle in an area protected from direct sunlight.

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Cypress

(Cupressus sempervirens)

Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress is a tall evergreen tree, and the oil distilled from its strong, hearty branches provides many health benefits. Its aroma is invigorating and can help soothe and cleanse your emotions and stress, and provide a feeling of healing and grounding during a period of loss or transition. When used on the skin, it can help promote blood flow and boost your energy; it can also aid a clearer complexion, especially for oily skin conditions.

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Application Method:


Plant Part:

Branches

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Fresh, Distinctive, Woody

Main Chemical Components:

α-pinene, 3-carene, limonene, monoterpene

Primary Benefits:

  • Has a refreshing and invigorating aroma that also has an equalizing effect on emotions
  • Can convey a boost of energy, while also promoting vitality
  • Has cleansing properties, including when used on the skin

Ways to Use:

Cypress essential oil can be diffused to reduce anxiety and make you feel grounded. For a refreshing aroma, add a citrus oil, such as lime.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale.

To increase energy and vitality, rub some on your chest or legs before a tiring activity--or apply some to your legs and feet before running. When applied to your face, it can help combat oily skin, and even reduce blemishes.

  • Dilute with a carrier oil and massage onto desired areas. For a relaxing massage, combine with lavender and peppermint.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Apply 1-2 drops directly to desired area (dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil if preferred).

Safe Use Information:

  • It is not necessary to use a carrier oil, but it is recommended for sensitive skin. Avoid areas sensitive and delicate areas, such as the eyes or cuts or abrasions.
  • Do not ingest this oil.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Dill

(Anethum graveolens)

Dill Essential Oil

The dill plant comes from the same family as parsley and cumin, and its oil is distilled from all parts of the plant. It has a fresh and herby scent that has found its way into different soaps, lotions, and even perfumes. When ingested, it helps support your digestive system; and of course, it is a popular cooking herb, most notorious for helping turn cucumbers into pickles.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Entire plant

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Herby, Fresh, Tangy

Main Chemical Components:

D-Carvone, Eugenol, Limonene

Primary Benefits:

  • Supports proper digestion and promotes overall gastrointestinal health
  • Purifies the body while providing important antioxidants
  • Provides important nuance of flavor when cooking and canning

Ways to Use:

Dill essential oil can be diffused to calm anxiety and lessen stress.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale.

Dill essential oil can should be used in a more targeted way when used on the skin. You can apply some to the soles of your feet for relaxation.

  • Dilute with a carrier oil and massage onto desired areas.

Dill essential oil helps promote digestive function, as well as purify the body and provide a source of antioxidants. It’s useful when used in canning your goods, and of course, it adds a particular flavor to different foods.

  • Dilute one drop of the oil with four ounces of your chosen beverage or follow recipes to add to food. Add to tea for relaxation.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Apply 1-2 drops directly to desired area (dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil if preferred).
  • Internal: Dilute in a water or other liquid (1 drop for every 4 ounces) and drink, or add to food.

Safe Use Information:

  • It is safe to use on the skin, but should be used in small quantities. For sensitive skin it should be combined with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil before applying to the skin. Avoid areas sensitive and delicate areas, such as the eyes or cuts or abrasions.
  • Always dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming; use sparingly in cooking until you have determined how much flavor you want.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Douglas Fir

(Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Douglas Fir Essential Oil

The Douglas Fir is a very popular species of Christmas tree; it is a tall conifer that is invasive to New Zealand’s ecosystem, as it overtakes the land, so this oil is distilled from the branches and leaves of New Zealand’s Douglas Firs. It has a refreshing and slightly lemony scent that promotes feelings of happiness and positivity, and when inhaled in can help clear your airways and make for easier breathing. When used topically, it can help purify the skin, however, it cannot be ingested.

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Application Method:


Plant Part:

Branch and leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Woody, fresh, clean, airy

Main Chemical Components:

B-pinene, a-pinene, 3-carvene, sabinene

Primary Benefits:

  • Helps encourage feelings of open airways and uncomplicated breathing
  • Benefits the skin and assists in cleansing impurities
  • Increases sense of focus and supports an uplifted mood

Ways to Use:

Douglas Fir essential oil can be used to relax or lift your mood, clear your airways, help you focus, and freshen the air in your home. For a more festive aroma, combine with a citrus oil, like lemon or orange.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale. To ease your breathing, apply a drop to your hand and inhale directly.

Douglas Fir essential oil is effective on skin; you can add it to a cleanser or soap you already use to help purify. To help support clear airways you can mix your own respiratory rub of Douglas Fir, peppermint, eucalyptus, and a carrier oil, and rub onto your chest.

You can even use it to clean your floors, countertops, and other hard surfaces.

  • Apply to desired areas and massage (dilute with a carrier oil if preferred). To make a surface cleaner, mix one gallon of warm water, 2 tablespoons liquid castile, 10 drops of lemon essential oil, and 5 drops each of Douglas Fir, white fir, and cypress essential oils.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, or into the palm of your hand and inhale directly.
  • Topical: Apply 1-2 drops to desired area (for more sensitive skin, dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil), then gently massage directly onto skin.

Safe Use Information:

  • When using topically, avoid sensitive areas, like your eyes, nose, and inner ears. You may want to test a small area for sensitivity before widespread use.
  • Douglas Fir is NOT safe to ingest.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Eucalyptus

(Eucalyptus radiata)

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus oil is widely used in facial cleansers and skin care products because of its purifying properties. It is also popular in aromatherapy and massage therapy practices for its ability to create an aura of wellness and calm.

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Application Method:


Plant Part:

Leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Light, airy

Main Chemical Components:

Eucalyptol, alpha-terpinol

Primary Benefits:

  • Promote wellness and relaxation
  • Purify and cleanse the skin
  • Natural home cleanser

Ways to Use:

Diffusing eucalyptus oil may reduce the effects of tension and anxiety, assisting users with efforts to relax. These properties can also be used to promote restful sleep.

  • Add several drops to a diffuser of your choice.

Eucalyptus has rejuvenating and purifying properties and can be added to facial cleansers to enhance a youthful complexion.

  • Add 1-2 drops to a facial cleanser or moisturizer and use as normal.

Eucalyptus has antiseptic properties which, paired with its light and airy aroma, can be blended with water in a spray bottle to create a powerful surface cleanser that leaves the home smelling bright and fresh.

  • Add several drops to water and spray on tables and countertops to clean.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Massage directly into the skin.
  • Internal: Not recommended for internal use.

Safe Use Information:

  • Eucalyptus oil is not recommended for internal use, as consumption may induce nausea or vomiting.
  • Direct application to the skin may lead to irritation; dilute with a carrier oil to minimize the potential of skin sensitivity.
  • Test on a small area of the skin prior to widespread topical use to identify potential skin irritation.

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Fennel

(Foeniculum vulgare)

Fennel Essential Oil

Fennel is a powerhouse of health benefits! Widely used to support digestive and respiratory functions, boost the metabolism, and assist with the absorption of nutrients, fennel makes a powerful supplement to weight loss efforts and can boost overall health and wellness too.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Seed

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Sweet, licorice

Main Chemical Components:

Alpha-pinene, e-anethole, fenchol

Primary Benefits:

  • Assists with healthy weight loss
  • Supports respiratory system
  • Supplements overall health

Ways to Use:

Fennel improves overall digestive function by promoting regular, healthy digestive cycles and consistent bowel movements. This, combined with its ability to kick start the metabolism and assist with breaking down cholesterols and fats, makes fennel a fantastic natural supplement to other weight management habits.

  • Add two or three drops to a glass of water or tea and drink after eating.

This essential oil is an expectorant that can clear phlegm and mucus from the airways and relieve congestive discomfort. Inhaling its vapors can also have a positive effect on the respiratory system, and direct application promotes healthy blood flow to assist with the transport of oxygen throughout the body.

  • Diffuse to reduce effects of congestion and to help dislodge buildup of mucus and phlegm.

Consumption of fennel oil benefits many systems of the body: it supports the immune system to reduce the risk of illness and infection, soothe nerves and tension, and help to filter harmful toxins from the body.

  • Take 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil and massage into the skin.
  • Internal: Take 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule or diluted in a glass of water or tea.

Safe Use Information:

  • ​Dilute with a carrier oil prior to topical application to minimize the risk of irritation or adverse reactions.
  • Consumption in large doses may induce a narcotic effect and fennel should not be used by users with a history of epilepsy.
  • Fennel oil can stimulate the production of estrogen and should not be used internally by breastfeeding and expectant mothers or women with a history of breast or uterine cancer.

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Frankincense

(Boswellia)

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense has been traded and sought after for thousands of years. Its essential oil is also valuable to users around the world because of its enticing aroma and its ability to promote both physical and emotional health.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Resin

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Spicy, warm, clean

Main Chemical Components:

Limonene, ot-thujene, ox-pinene

Primary Benefits:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Promote healthy skin
  • Support immune system

Ways to Use:

The fresh, spicy aroma of frankincense oil has the power to lift spirits by dissipating negativity associated with tension and stress. Its calming effects on the nervous system help the entire body to function at its best.

  • DIffuse 3-4 drops in a room, using the diffuser of your choice.

This oil has cleansing and antiseptic properties which, when used topically, penetrate deep into pores to both deliver moisture and to clean out bacteria, dead skin, and other blemish-inducing compounds.

  • Add 1-2 drops to a facial moisturizer and use as directed.

The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of this oil can be leveraged to boost the immune system, providing additional support to help the body to resist and fight off infection and illness.

  • Take 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Massage directly into the skin.
  • Internal: Dilute 2-3 drops in a glass of water or tea, or take 1-2 drops directly in a veggie capsule.

Safe Use Information:

  • Frankincense oil stimulates the production of estrogen; nursing and pregnant women should not use internally or topically.
  • Avoid contact with the ears and eyes when using topically.
  • This oil is safe to apply without dilution, but users with skin sensitivity may still wish to dilute with a carrier oil to reduce the risk of irritation.

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Geranium

(Pelargonium graveolens)

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium is a flower that is popular in both gardens and perfumes, and notorious of its beautifying benefits. In ancient Egypt, its oil was often used to help clear skin, and it is still used in skin and hair products today to help support healthy skin and hair. The leaves and flowers of this plant are edible, and often used in various desserts and teas; when ingested it can help aid digestion. Its aroma has been known to calm nerves and feelings of stress, as well as naturally ward off insects.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Flower and leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Herbaceous, green, floral, sweet, dry

Main Chemical Components:

Citronellol, citronellyl, formate, geraniol

Primary Benefits:

  • Helps calm nerves and ease stress
  • Promotes the appearance of clear and healthy skin
  • Naturally repels insects
  • Gives hair a vibrant healthy glow

Ways to Use:

Geranium essential oil can help relieve stress and anxiety, and has even been known to lift moods. It can also help repel insects.

  • Using a diffuser, add three to four drops and inhale; or, apply a drop or two to your hands, then inhale.

Geranium essential oil has numerous topical uses. As a beauty product, it is most popularly used on hair and skin. You can add it to your shampoo, conditioner, soap, and other cleansers to give your hair and skin a natural glow and feel, as well as help rectify any damaged, dry, or oily hair, and wrinkly or sagging skin. Because it has antibacterial properties, it can be used to clean cuts, and can also help heal cuts and scars. Recent evidence has shown it also has anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Add a couple drops directly to skin, and massage into desired areas.

Geranium essential oil is an antispasmodic, which means that it can help aid with digestion by relaxing your bowels; it also has astringent qualities, meaning it can help constrict your intestines, blood vessels, gums, muscles, and skin. It also helps with blood circulation.

  • Dilute one drop of the oil with four ounces of your chosen beverage. Always dilute the oil before consuming.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, or into the palm of your hand and inhale directly.
  • Topical: Apply 1-2 drops to desired area (dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil if preferred) and massage directly onto skin.
  • Internal: Dilute in a water or other liquid (1 drop for every 4 ounces), and drink.

Safe Use Information:

  • ​Geranium essential oil is relatively safe to apply topically; it can be applied without diluting it with a carrier oil, and massaged directly onto the skin. Dilute with a carrier oil for any skin sensitivity.
  • Consume in small doses. Dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming—use four ounces of water/beverage per drop.
  • Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Ginger

(Zingiber Officinale)

Ginger Essential Oil

Root

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Root

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Spicy, hot

Main Chemical Components:

alpha-zingiberene, beta-sesquiphellandrene

Primary Benefits:

  • May support proper functioning of the digestive system
  • May reduce occasional indigestion, gas and stomach bloating
  • May reduce nausea

Ways to Use:

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You can use ginger essential oil as an additive in different sweet and savory dishes. This is going to enhance their flavor and it may also promote proper functioning of your digestive functioning.

  • Add a few drops to your sweet as well as savory dishes.

Apply a couple of drops to the designated area of your lower abdomen throughout a massage session. This can relieve you form the pain and promote soothing feelings.

  • Apply a couple of drops with carrier oil.

When taken internally, ginger oil may reduce the occasional nausea. Add a drop of oil in your tea or other liquid of your choice and drink it. Make sure to add only one drop per every 4 fl. oz. of liquid, regardless of its kind.

  • Dilute 1 drop of essential oil per 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add up to 4 drops in a regular diffuser.
  • Topical: Apply a couple of drops to your skin with carrier oil.
  • Internal: Dilute 1 drop per every 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Safe Use Information:

  • It’s advisable that you consult a doctor before using ginger essential oil for its health benefits. This is especially true and important if you are undergoing medical treatment, are pregnant or nursing.
  • Ginger essential oil needs to be diluted with carrier oil when applied topically if you want to prevent skin irritations.
  • Avoid any contact of the oil with your eyes or inner ears or any other overly sensitive part of your body for that matter.

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Grapefruit

(Citrus X Paradisi)

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit essential oil is also commonly referred to as the forbidden fruit and it s first documented use dates back to 1750. The oil is cold pressed from its rinds and it may bring a range of different advantages. It’s known for its uplifting and energizing scent. It is commonly used for its purifying and cleansing properties. It has a broad application in the skincare industry. It may also promote healthier metabolism.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Rinds (peel)

Extraction Method:

Cold pressed

Aromatic Description:

Floral, citrus, fruity

Main Chemical Components:

d-Limonene

Primary Benefits:

Ways to Use:

Add a few drops of the oil in a commercially bought diffuser of your choice. You can do so in your car, home or office.

The aroma is particularly invigorating and it can help you get the necessary motivation and cheerful mood.

  • Add no more than 4 drops in the diffuser.

Grapefruit essential oil has very floral and fruity taste. Therefore, it goes great with different citrus juices. Add a few drops in them and this may support healthy metabolism.

  • Add up to one drop per every 4 fl. oz

The oil is also known for its purifying and cleansing properties. This is why it’s commonly used for its convenient ability to promote healthy looking and clear skin. It can reduce the appearance of skin blemishes.

  • Apply a couple of drops topically to the desired area with carrier oil.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Put up to four drops in a commercially bought diffuser.
  • Topical: Apply a couple of drops with carrier oil to the desired area.
  • Internal: Add a drop per every 4 fl. oz. of citrus juice or other liquids.

Safe Use Information:

  • ​Even though the essential oil can be used as a standalone solution for the reduction of skin blemishes, it’s highly advisable to dilute it with carrier oil. This will prevent potential skin sensitivity.
  • When used internally, make sure not to overuse it. Add only a drop to 4 fl. oz. of liquid, regardless of its kind.
  • Keep it away from kids and make sure to avoid contact with eyes and inner ears – this is important.

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Helichrysum

(Helichrysum italicum)

Helichrysum Essential Oil

The oil is extracted from the flowers of a small perennial herb through the process of steam distillation. It’s known for its restorative properties to the skin. It’s widely used in different skin care products, including anti-aging and rejuvenating ones. It promotes the appearance of healthy looking skin and a youthful and glowing complexion.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Flower

Extraction Method:

Cold pressed

Aromatic Description:

Honey, hay, herbaceous

Main Chemical Components:

Neryl acetate, y-curcumene, alpha-pinene

Primary Benefits:

  • Improves the overall skin condition
  • May support healthy metabolism

Ways to Use:

Apply the oil to your face with carrier oil. This will reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. It can also promote an overly glowing and youthful complexion.

  • Dilute a couple of drops with carrier oil and apply to the desired area.

You can also reduce the appearance of skin blemishes by applying the oil to the exposed areas. Make sure not to overuse it, though, as it may cause irritation.

  • To prevent skin sensitivity, dilute a couple of drops with carrier oil.

Helichrysum oil has a nice herbaceous appeal and you can dilute it to your tea or any refreshing drink. This internal use may help improve your overall metabolic functioning.

  • Dilute no more than a drop per every 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add up three or four drops in a regular diffuser.
  • Topical: Apply one or two drops to the desired area.
  • Internal: Add one drop per 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Safe Use Information:

  • ​If you are undergoing any specific medical treatment or you are under supervision, pregnant or nursing, always consult your doctor first. This is absolutely critical.
  • Always make sure that the oil is safely stored out of reach of smaller children. This will prevent a lot of unnecessary complications.
  • Even though it can be used as a standalone solution, diluting it with carrier oil can help you prevent any potential skin irritations and sensitivity.

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Juniper Berry

(Juniperus Communis)

Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Berry

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Berry

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Clean, spicy, woody, balsamic

Main Chemical Components:

Sabinene, alpha-pinene

Primary Benefits:

  • It may act as a natural detoxifying agent and cleanser
  • It has a calming and grounding effect
  • It can support healthy urinary tract and kidney function

Ways to Use:

Apply it topically with carrier oil. Even though the solution can be used on its own, it may cause occasional skin sensitivity.

  • A couple of drops on the desired area should suffice.

Add a drop or two of the oil in your citrus drinks or fresh water. This will enhance their flavor and may also support healthy functioning of your urinary tract and kidney.

  • Add up to one drop per every 4 fl. oz

If you are feeling overwhelmed throughout the work day you can easily diffuse a few drops of juniper berry oil. It has a characteristic calming and grounding effect which will balance your emotions and keep you on point.

  • Diffuse up to four drops of the essential oil.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Adding a few drops to your diffuser will draw out the calming aroma.
  • Topical: It can be diluted as a standalone solution and with carrier oil.
  • Internal: Add a drop of juniper berry oil per ever 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Safe Use Information:

  • ​This is a powerful essential oil and even though it can be used as a standalone solution, it’s not recommended to do so. Instead, dilute it with carrier oil to prevent any potential skin sensitivity.
  • Never overuse the oil. Make sure to follow the recommendations above – never use more than one drop per 4 fl. oz. of liquid. Always consult your doctor first if you are undergoing medical treatment.
  • Keep it away from kids and make sure to avoid contact with eyes and inner ears.

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Lavender

(Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender Essential Oil

Cherished for centuries for its characteristic aroma, lavender comes packed with a myriad of benefits. The oil is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the plants through steam distillation. It can reduce appearance of skin imperfections, it can help you get a good and restful night’s sleep, it can reduce stress amongst many other benefits.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Flower and leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Floral, powdery, light

Main Chemical Components:

Linalyl acetate, linalool

Primary Benefits:

  • Soothes skin sensitivity and irritations and reduces skin imperfections.
  • It may reduce feelings of stress and may promote peaceful sleep.
  • It has a particularly calming aroma.

Ways to Use:

Lavender oil has strong rejuvenating properties. When applied topically, it can help you with skin imperfections. It can also reduce the appearance of skin blemishes, irritations and sensitivity.

  • Dilute up to two drops with carrier oil and apply to the desired area.

The oil can be taken internally and it may reduce anxious feelings. You can use it in cooking in order to soften the strong flavors of citrus fruits as well as to add a twist to desserts, baked goods and marinades.

  • Add up to one drop per every 4 fl. oz

Being renowned for its characteristic floral and light aroma, lavender essential oil is commonly used in a range of different aromatherapies. Diffusing it produces a calming aroma.

  • Diffuse three or four drops to induce a relaxing sensation.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: You can diffuse three or four drops in your office, car or vehicle.
  • Topical: A couple of drops applied topically to the desired skin area should suffice.
  • Internal: When used internally, add a drop per every 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Safe Use Information:

  • ​It’s recommended that you dilute lavender with carrier oil in order to prevent any potential skin irritations and sensitivity.
  • You should refrain from making contact with your eyes, inner ears or any other overly sensitive areas of your body.
  • Keep it away from small children. If you are pregnant, nursing or undergoing medical treatment – always consult your treating physician first.

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Lemon

(Citrus Limon)

Lavender Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is amongst the top selling oils on the market and that’s all for a range of good reasons. It can provide a range of different benefits. It’s commonly added to food in order to add a tasty twist to desserts and main dishes. When you take it internally, it may provide digestive benefits. It may also support healthy functioning of your respiratory system.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Rinds (peel)

Extraction Method:

Cold pressed

Aromatic Description:

Bright, fresh, citrus, clean

Main Chemical Components:

Limonene, beta-pinene, y-terpinene

Primary Benefits:

  • It has a characteristically uplifting aroma which promotes good mood.
  • It may support the proper functioning of your digestive and respiratory function.
  • The oil can work as a powerful organic cleanser.

Ways to Use:

If you are feeling down or overwhelmed during the long work day you can diffuse up to four drops in your car, office or home. The aroma is uplifting and it will most certainly bring in positive feelings.

  • Place up to four drops in your diffuser.

Lemon essential oil is rich in antioxidants which may stimulate the proper functioning of your digestive and respiratory systems. The effect is much stronger when the oil is taken internally.

  • Add a few drops to your main dish or dessert.

Acting as a powerful organic cleanser, lemon oil can help you reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and imperfections. As a matter of fact, it’s particularly effective against acne.

  • Apply directly to the designated area or dilute with carrier oil.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Diffuse three or four drops for an uplifting sensation.
  • Topical: Massage a couple of drops over the desired area.
  • Internal: Do not use more than one drop per 4 fl. oz.

Safe Use Information:

  • Regardless of the fact that lemon oil can be used as a standalone solution, it’s advisable that you dilute it with carrier oil. This will prevent potential irritation and sensitivity.
  • Do not overuse it when taken internally. Make sure to remember that one drop per every 4 fl. oz. of liquid is more than enough.
  • Make sure to refrain putting it in your eyes or any other overly sensitive part of your body. Keep it away from children.

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Lemongrass

(Cymbopogon flexuosus)

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Extracted from the leaves of the tall perennial plant, lemongrass essential oil is cherished for its versatile and abundant benefits. In addition to having a unique flavor, it may promote proper functioning of you digestive system. It may also act as a tonic to your other integral systems. It’s commonly used in skin-care products for its toning and rejuvenating properties.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Herbaceous, citrus, smoky

Main Chemical Components:

alpha-Geranial, neral

Primary Benefits:

  • Combine with carrier oil to rejuvenate your skin.
  • It may support healthy digestion when taken internally.
  • It’s a natural insect repellent.

Ways to Use:

Lemongrass oil is purifying and toning when applied directly to your skin. This is the main reason for which it’s commonly used in different skin-care products. It’s also quite commonly used in different massage therapies for the same reason.

  • Dilute with carrier oil and apply a couple of drops to the desired area.

In addition to having a very characteristic and rather unique flavor, lemongrass may also promote healthy digestion. What is more, it may act as a stimulant for the proper functioning of your body’s systems.

  • Take it in a capsule for additional benefits.

The scent of lemongrass oil is particularly powerful. It is known to be prominent in repelling different types of insects.

  • You can put up to four drops in a diffuser to produce its characteristic aroma.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Diffuse a couple of drops to keep insects at bay.
  • Topical: Dilute with carrier oil and add a couple of drops to the desired area.
  • Internal: Consume it in a capsule for additional benefits.

Safe Use Information:

  • ​Lemongrass oil is amongst the products which are particularly prominent. That’s why it shouldn’t be used as a standalone solution. Dilute it with carrier oil and apply a couple of drops to the desired area to prevent irritations and sensitivity.
  • You should make sure that the oil is safely stored at a cool place away from the reach of smaller children.
  • Avoid using it prior to consulting your treating physician if you are undergoing medical treatment, are pregnant or nursing.

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Lime

(Citrus aurantifolia)

Lime Essential Oil

Cold pressed from the peels of the lime fruit, lime essential oil is renowned for being energizing and refreshing in both flavor and aroma. The oil may provide internal cleansing advantages. You can diffuse it to properly purify the air in your office, car or home. It’s also used in different body and facial cleansers for its powerful purifying properties.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Lime peel

Extraction Method:

Cold pressed

Aromatic Description:

Tart, citrus, sweet

Main Chemical Components:

Limonene, beta-pinene, y-terpinene

Primary Benefits:

  • The oil promotes emotional well-being and balance.
  • It may support healthy functioning of your immune system.
  • It can enhance hair and skin condition.

Ways to Use:

The scent of lime essential oil is particularly uplifting and energizing. As such, it can promote a sensation of emotional well-being and balance. This could help you stay on point through the long working day.

  • Add 3-4 drops in a diffuser of your choice.

When taken internally, lime oil may actively support the functioning of your immune system. A drop in your fresh water should suffice. This is also going to enhance its flavor and add a refreshing twist to it.

  • Add a drop of oil in your drinking water.

Lime oil is a perfect addition to your facial or body lotion or shampoo. This will provide you with prominent purifying properties, leaving your skin and hair glowing and rejuvenated.

  • Add a drop of lime oil to your moisturizer or shampoo.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add no more than 4 drops in a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Apply directly to your skin after diluting it with carrier oil.
  • Internal: Add a drop of oil to your drinking water.

Safe Use Information:

  • Lime essential oil should always be used diluted with carrier oil. It is a prominent substance which can cause skin sensitivity and irritation.
  • Make sure not to overuse it when taken internally, for the same reasons. A drop of lime oil in a cup of water should suffice.
  • Always consult your treating physician if you are undergoing special medical treatment. The same goes if you are pregnant or nursing.

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Majoram

(Origanum majorana)

Marjoram Essential Oil

Commonly referred to as the “joy of the mountains”, marjoram essential oil is renowned for its unique flavor and beneficial properties. It’s used to add tasty twists to sauces, dressings, stews, and soups. It’s also cherished for the beneficial effects it may have on your nervous system when taken internally. It may also support your immune and cardiovascular system.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Herbaceous, woody, warm

Main Chemical Components:

Terpinen-4-ol, Sabinene hydrate, y-terpinene

Primary Benefits:

  • Reduces stress.
  • Supports the immune and cardiovascular system when taken internally.
  • It has a distinctive taste and is used in culinary.

Ways to Use:

If you are feeling overwhelmed during the working day, rub a few drops of marjoram oil to your palms. Then apply to your neck and massage gently. This will induce a calming sensation which may reduce stress and anxiety.

  • Apply to the back of your neck.

When consumed internally, marjoram oil may support the proper functioning of your cardiovascular and immune system. A drop of oil in your tea should do the trick.

  • Make sure to apply one drop per 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Marjoram oil can be used to replace dried marjoram. It has a very characteristic and unique taste. The herb is commonly referred to as the “goose herb” because of its famous use in roasting geese.

  • Substitute dried marjoram for marjoram oil in your recipe accordingly.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Diffuse no more than 3-4 drops.
  • Topical: Apply directly to your skin. A couple of drops should be enough.
  • Internal: A drop per 4 fl. oz. of liquid should suffice.

Safe Use Information:

  • The oil can be used as a standalone solution. Nevertheless, if you want to make sure that no sensitivity or irritation is caused to your skin, it is best if you dilute it with carrier oil.
  • You should keep it away from children as excessive and unplanned consumption can cause a lot of complications.
  • Avoid contact with inner ears, eyes as well as other sensitive areas of your body.

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Melaleuca

(Melaleuca alternifolia)

Melaleuca Essential Oil

Commonly referred to as “Tea Tree”, melaleuca essential oil is cherished for having over 92 different compounds as well as an abundance of applications. It may support proper functioning of your immune system. It’s also used as a powerful purifying and cleansing agent. It can soothe occasional skin sensitivity and irritations and it can prevent appearance of skin blemishes.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Green, leathery, herbaceous

Main Chemical Components:

Terpinen-4-ol, y-terpinene, alpha-terpinene

Primary Benefits:

  • Soothes occasional skin irritations and sensitivity
  • Supports healthy immune system
  • Purifies your nails and keeps them healthy

Ways to Use:

Melaleuca essential oil can attribute to an overly healthy skin complexion. When used topically, regardless of whether you choose to use carrier oil or not, it can prevent sensitivity and occasional skin irritations.

  • Apply 1-2 drops to the desired area.

Right after you take a shower, apply some melaleuca oil to your toenails and to your fingernails. This will purify them and keep them healthy and good-looking.

  • Apply melaleuca oil to your fingernails and toenails after a hot shower.

The oil may support your immune system if you take it internally. You can add a few drops in your drinking water or you can consume it as a veggie cap – the choice is entirely yours.

  • Dilute 1 drop of essential oil per 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add up to 4 drops in a regular diffuser.
  • Topical: Apply directly to the desired area. A couple of drops should suffice.
  • Internal: Add 1-2 drops in your water or consume a veggie cap.

Safe Use Information:

  • Melaleuca oil can be used as a standalone solution. If you have overly sensitive skin, though, diluting it with carrier oil is highly advisable.
  • You should never use the oil prior to consulting your treating physician if you are under medical supervision. The same goes if you are nursing or pregnant.
  • Avoid making contact with your inner ears or eyes as well as other overly sensitive parts of your body. Keep it away from small kids.

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Lime

(Citrus aurantifolia)

Lime Essential Oil

Cold pressed from the peels of the lime fruit, lime essential oil is renowned for being energizing and refreshing in both flavor and aroma. The oil may provide internal cleansing advantages. You can diffuse it to properly purify the air in your office, car or home. It’s also used in different body and facial cleansers for its powerful purifying properties.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Lime peel

Extraction Method:

Cold pressed

Aromatic Description:

Tart, citrus, sweet

Main Chemical Components:

Limonene, beta-pinene, y-terpinene

Primary Benefits:

  • The oil promotes emotional well-being and balance.
  • It may support healthy functioning of your immune system.
  • It can enhance hair and skin condition.

Ways to Use:

The scent of lime essential oil is particularly uplifting and energizing. As such, it can promote a sensation of emotional well-being and balance. This could help you stay on point through the long working day.

  • Add 3-4 drops in a diffuser of your choice.

When taken internally, lime oil may actively support the functioning of your immune system. A drop in your fresh water should suffice. This is also going to enhance its flavor and add a refreshing twist to it.

  • Add a drop of oil in your drinking water.

Lime oil is a perfect addition to your facial or body lotion or shampoo. This will provide you with prominent purifying properties, leaving your skin and hair glowing and rejuvenated.

  • Add a drop of lime oil to your moisturizer or shampoo.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add no more than 4 drops in a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Apply directly to your skin after diluting it with carrier oil.
  • Internal: Add a drop of oil to your drinking water.

Safe Use Information:

  • Lime essential oil should always be used diluted with carrier oil. It is a prominent substance which can cause skin sensitivity and irritation.
  • Make sure not to overuse it when taken internally, for the same reasons. A drop of lime oil in a cup of water should suffice.
  • Always consult your treating physician if you are undergoing special medical treatment. The same goes if you are pregnant or nursing.

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Lime

(Citrus aurantifolia)

Lime Essential Oil

Cold pressed from the peels of the lime fruit, lime essential oil is renowned for being energizing and refreshing in both flavor and aroma. The oil may provide internal cleansing advantages. You can diffuse it to properly purify the air in your office, car or home. It’s also used in different body and facial cleansers for its powerful purifying properties.

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Application Method:



Plant Part:

Lime peel

Extraction Method:

Cold pressed

Aromatic Description:

Tart, citrus, sweet

Main Chemical Components:

Limonene, beta-pinene, y-terpinene

Primary Benefits:

  • The oil promotes emotional well-being and balance.
  • It may support healthy functioning of your immune system.
  • It can enhance hair and skin condition.

Ways to Use:

The scent of lime essential oil is particularly uplifting and energizing. As such, it can promote a sensation of emotional well-being and balance. This could help you stay on point through the long working day.

  • Add 3-4 drops in a diffuser of your choice.

When taken internally, lime oil may actively support the functioning of your immune system. A drop in your fresh water should suffice. This is also going to enhance its flavor and add a refreshing twist to it.

  • Add a drop of oil in your drinking water.

Lime oil is a perfect addition to your facial or body lotion or shampoo. This will provide you with prominent purifying properties, leaving your skin and hair glowing and rejuvenated.

  • Add a drop of lime oil to your moisturizer or shampoo.

 


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add no more than 4 drops in a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Apply directly to your skin after diluting it with carrier oil.
  • Internal: Add a drop of oil to your drinking water.

Safe Use Information:

  • Lime essential oil should always be used diluted with carrier oil. It is a prominent substance which can cause skin sensitivity and irritation.
  • Make sure not to overuse it when taken internally, for the same reasons. A drop of lime oil in a cup of water should suffice.
  • Always consult your treating physician if you are undergoing special medical treatment. The same goes if you are pregnant or nursing.

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  • Aromatic: Add no more than 4 drops in a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Apply directly to your skin after diluting it with carrier oil.
  • Internal: Add a drop of oil to your drinking water.