Ultimate Reference Guide to Essential Oil Uses & Benefits

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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Aborvitae

(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.

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:

Useful for calming, meditation, and relaxation

Promotes healthy skin & youthful complexion

Natural alternative to household cleaning solutions

An effective insect repellant

Great to keep clothes moth-free


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!

basil essential oil

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:

Improve concentration and focus.

Ease discomfort during the menstrual cycle.

Boost the immune system.


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.

Bergamot Essential Oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


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.

Black Pepper Essential Oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


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:

  • 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.

Cardamom Essential Oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


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:

  • 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.

Cassia Essential Oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


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.
  • Internal: Dilute 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!

Cedarwood Essential Oil

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:

Sleep better at night.

Drive away pesky mosquitos

Improve complexion

Get rid of fleas!


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser.
  • Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil or lotion and apply to the skin.
  • Internal: Not 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.

cilantro essential oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


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.
  • Internal: Dilute 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.

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


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.
  • Internal: Dilute 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.

Clary Sage Essential Oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


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:

  • 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.

Clove essential oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


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.
  • Internal: Dilute 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.

Coriander Essential Oil

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:

Supports digestive system function

Stimulate the libido

Reduce feelings of pain and discomfort


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Massage directly into the skin.
  • Internal: Take 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.

Cumin Essential Oil

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:

Supports digestive system function

Promotes healthy weight loss

Protect the body from infections and toxins.


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Massage directly into the skin.
  • Internal: Take 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.

Cypress Essential Oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Topical


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.

Dill Essential Oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


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.

Douglas Fir Essential Oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Relaxing Sore Muscles


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.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

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:

Invoke feelings of calm and wellness

Rejuvenate the skin

Create a natural home cleanser


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.

Fennel Essential Oil

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:

Supplements healthy weight loss efforts.

Support respiratory health

Boost overall health.


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.

Frankincense Essential Oil

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:

Ease anxiety and tension

Restore a healthy, glowing complexion.

Boost the body’s ability to fight off infection.


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.

Geranium essential oil

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:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


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

Extracted from the roots of the ginger plant through the process of steam distillation, ginger essential oil can provide quite a lot of advantages. It may provide significant digestive aid and it may help you get rid of indigestion issues and nausea. It can also be applied topically as well as inhaled for its particularly soothing and calming aroma. Taken internally, the oil can also help reduce gas and stomach bloating.

Ginger Essential Oil

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:

Supports proper functioning of the digestive system.

Reduces lower abdomen pain.

May reduce nausea.


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.

Grapefruit Essential Oil

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:

Grapefruit essential oil uplifts your mood.

It may support healthy metabolic functioning.

It can reduce the appearance of skin blemishes.


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.

Helichrysum Essential Oil

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:

Reduces facial wrinkles.

Reduces the appearance of skin blemishes.

It may promote healthy metabolism.


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

Extracted from the berries of the coniferous tree through steam distillation, juniper berry essential oil is renowned for its traditional benefits and uses. It may help you support healthy urinary tract function and kidney. It also acts as an organic skin toner and can help you prevent the appearance of blemishes on your skin. It has a specific woody and spicy yet particularly fresh aroma which has grounding and calming effects.

Juniper Berry Essential Oil

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:

It may act as a natural detoxifying agent and cleanser.

It may support healthy urinary tract and kidney functioning.

The oil has a calming and grounding effect.


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.

Lavender Essential Oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Flower, 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:

It can soothe skin irritations and reduce skin imperfections.

It may reduce feelings of stress and promote good night’s sleep.

It has a very calming aroma.


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)

Lemon 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.

lemon essential oil

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:

It has a very uplifting aroma which promotes positive mood.

It may support your digestive and respiratory system.

It may help you with skin blemishes.


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.

lemongrass essential oil

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:

Combine it with carrier oil to rejuvenate your skin.

It may support healthy functioning of your digestive system when taken internally.

It naturally repels insects.


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.

lime essential oil

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:

It promotes emotional well-being and balance.

It may support your immune system.

It can rejuvenate skin and hair condition.


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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Marjoram

(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.

Marjoram essential oil

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:

Reduces stress.

Supports the immune and cardiovascular system.

It’s commonly used in culinary.


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.

melaleuca essential oil

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:

Soothes skin irritations and prevents sensitivity.

Purifies your nails and keeps them healthy.

Supports proper functioning of your immune system.


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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Melissa

(Melissa officinalis)

Melissa Essential Oil

Melissa oil can promote many positive effects on emotional and physical health. Diffusing this sweet, fragrant oil has been known to improve sleeping patterns and reduce the negative side effects of health and tension. It can also improve the immune system and fight off internal and topical infections.

Melissa essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Citrus, herbal

Main Chemical Components:

Geranial, germacrene, neral, beta-caryophyllene


Primary Benefits:

  • Boost immune system
  • Invoke wellness and calm
  • Reduce risk of infection

Ways to Use:

Boost immune system.

Invoke wellness and calm.

Reduce risk of infection.


Directions:

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

Safe Use Information:

  • Melissa is safe to ingest in small quantities with or without dilution.
  • Users with sensitive skin and pregnant women should consider diluting before using in topical applications.
  • Do not substitute the use of essential oils for other prescribed medications or in place of healthful habits.

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Myrrh

(Commiphora myrrha)

Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh was once considered to be so valuable that it was traded along with the likes of gold and other riches. Today this essential oil is valuable because of its ability to boost overall mental and physical health, with applications ranging from facial cleansing to reducing the risk of infection.

Myrrh essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Tree resin

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Smoky, herbal, woodsy

Main Chemical Components:

Furanoeudesma 1, 3-diene, curzerene


Primary Benefits:

  • Powerful cleansing agent
  • Rejuvenates the skin for a youthful complexion
  • Can improve overall bodily health and resistance to infections

Ways to Use:

Improve complexion.

Boost overall bodily health.

Increase feelings of peace and calm.


Directions:

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

Safe Use Information:

  • Limit ingestion to small doses, as large amounts may be toxic.
  • Users with sensitive skin and pregnant women should consider diluting before using in topical applications.
  • Do not substitute the use of essential oils for other prescribed medications or in place of healthful habits.

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Oregano

(Origanum vulgare)

Oregano Essential Oil

The dried leaves of the oregano plant are used in cuisines around the world, but they also provide a host of health, medicinal, and emotional benefits. This oil can be used to promote emotional health and calm, restore a healthy complexion, and even boost the body’s ability to fight off illness and infection.

Oregano essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Sharp, herbal

Main Chemical Components:

Carvacrol, thymol


Primary Benefits:

  • Provides antioxidant support and boosts a healthy immune system
  • Relaxing to the nervous system and brightens mood
  • Cleans and purifies, reducing the appearance of blemishes

Ways to Use:

Improve complexion.

Protect the body from infections.

Increase feelings of peace and calm.


Directions:

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

Safe Use Information:

  • This oil can be used in cooking dishes, but the flavor is highly concentrated so remember that a few drops can go a long way.
  • Because oregano oil is highly concentrated, regular internal use is not recommended for long periods of time.
  • Pregnant or nursing women should consult a medical professional before extensive internal or topical use.

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Patchouli

(Pogostemon cablin)

Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli oil has been used for centuries to harness its ability to promote feelings of calm and to ward off fevers and bacterial or viral infections. Its sweet aroma can even be used as an insect repellant!

Patchouli essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Musky, sweet

Main Chemical Components:

Patchouli alcohol, alpha-bulsenene, alpha-guaiene


Primary Benefits:

  • Rejuvenate complexion
  • Protect against infections
  • Encourage emotional well-being

Ways to Use:

Improve complexion.

Protect the body from infections.

Increase feelings of peace and calm.


Directions:

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

Safe Use Information:

  • Limit ingestion to small doses, as increase dosages may in some cases cause nausea or vomiting.
  • Users with sensitive skin and pregnant women should consider diluting before using in topical applications.
  • Patchouli’s aroma is powerful and lingers for extended periods of time; diffuse for short amounts to reduce the intensity of the scent.

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Peppermint

(Mentha piperita)

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is a common additive to toothpastes and mouthwashes because of its antiseptic properties and pleasant taste and aroma. It can also be used to abate discomfort from nausea, reduce stomach spasms, and soothe headaches.

Peppermint essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Entire plant

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Minty, sharp

Main Chemical Components:

Menthol, menthone, 8-cineole


Primary Benefits:

  • Promote dental health
  • Soothe headaches
  • Improve respiratory function

Ways to Use:

Promote dental health.

Reduce pain from headaches.

Fight congestion and coughs.


Directions:

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

Safe Use Information:

  • Limit ingestion to doses of only one or two drops; this oil is highly concentrated and larger doses are more likely to lead to nausea or vomiting.
  • This also means that this oil should not be applied directly to the skin; undiluted application is likely to induce discomfort or skin irritation.
  • Some studies have been performed regarding peppermint’s effectiveness at fighting respiratory issues and headaches, but those claims have not been evaluated by or supported by the FDA.

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Petitgrain

(Citrus Aurantium)

Petitgrain Essential Oil

Petitgrain essential oil is extracted from the leaves and twig of the bitter orange tree through steam distillation. It provides a myriad of benefits. It may promote healthy nervous and immune system when used internally. It may also provide significant antioxidant support as well as restful night’s sleep. The oil is also known for its aromatic properties.

Petitgrain essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Leaf, twig

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Slightly herbaceous, floral, fresh

Main Chemical Components:

Linalyl acetate, linalool, alpha terpineol


Primary Benefits:

  • It may promote restful night’s sleep
  • The oil may support healthy functioning of your immune system
  • It has a particularly calming and relaxing aroma

Ways to Use:

It may promote restful night’s sleep.

Supports the immune system.

It has very calming and relaxing aroma.


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Diffuse no more than 3-4 drops.
  • Topical: Dilute with carrier oil and apply a couple of drops to the desired area.
  • Internal: Use no more than a drop per 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Safe Use Information:

  • Never apply the oil directly to your skin without diluting it first. Using carrier oil is very important and it will prevent skin irritations and sensitivity.
  • As the oil may have prominent benefits when taken internally, you should make sure that you don’t overuse it. Remember that one drop per 4 fl. oz. of liquid, regardless of its kind is more than enough.
  • Keep it away from kids and avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and other sensitive areas.

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Roman Chamomile

(Anthemis nobilis)

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

The most common use of the essential oil is as an additive to your tea. Internal usage of the substance may soothe your mind and body. It’s also commonly used in skin-care products to promote youthful and healthy-looking hair and skin. The oil’s aroma may also have very soothing properties for your mind and for your entire body’s systems.

Roman Chamomile essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Flower

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Herbaceous, sweet, floral

Main Chemical Components:

Isoamyl tiglate, 4-methyl amyl, angelate, isobutyl angelate


Primary Benefits:

  • May have calming properties on your body and mind
  • The oil might support your immune system
  • It promotes healthy-looking skin and hair

Ways to Use:

Promotes healthy-looking hair and skin.

It might support your immune system

Roman Chamomile may have relaxing and calming properties on your mind and body


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Do not diffuse more than 3-4 drops at a time.
  • Topical: You can apply it directly to your skin or you can use carrier oil.
  • Internal: Don’t add more than a drop of the oil in your tea.

Safe Use Information:

  • The essential oil is safe for standalone application as it’s not as irritating. However, if you have overly sensitive skin, it’s a good idea to dilute it with carrier oil just in case.
  • Furthermore, if you are undergoing any special treatment, you should definitely consult and get the permission of your treating physician in advance. The same goes if you are currently pregnant or nursing.
  • Always make sure that you keep the oil safely stored out of reach of smaller children. Avoid making contact with your eyes or inner ears as well.

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Rosemary

(Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary is an evergreen shrub, the leaves of which are commonly used to add a tasty twist to foods such as pork, chicken, turkey and roasted lamb. However, the oil which is extracted through them is also particularly beneficial. It may support healthy digestion and proper functioning of your internal organs. It has an energizing herbaceous scent which makes it one of the most commonly used oils in aromatherapy.

Rosemary essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Leaf and flowers

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Herbaceous, Camphoraceous

Main Chemical Components:

eucalyptol, camphor and alpha pinene


Primary Benefits:

  • It has a broad culinary application
  • It can help you maintain your focus while studying or working
  • The oil may promote healthy functioning of your digestive system

Ways to Use:

It may promote healthy digestive system.

It has broad culinary application.

It can help you maintain high levels of concentration while working or studying.


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add three or four drops in a regular diffuser that you choose.
  • Topical: Apply a couple of drops directly to the desired area.
  • Internal: Dilute no more than a drop per 4 fl. oz. and be careful not to overuse it as an additive for cooking.

Safe Use Information:

  • Rosemary oil is safe to be applied directly as a standalone solution. However, this might cause irritation if you have overly irritated skin. Dilute it with carrier oil and apply up to a couple of drops to the desired area.
  • When taken internally, make sure not to overuse the oil as this may cause complications. Remember that 1 drop per 4 fl. oz. of liquid should suffice.
  • Keep it out of reach of small children and ensure that it’s stored at a cool place.

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Hawaiian Sandalwood

(Santalum paniculatum)

Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil

Derived from a renewable source in Hawaii, this sandalwood oil brings a range of different benefits. It can soothe your skin and enhance your mood. The oil can also reduce the appearance of imperfections on your skin and it’s going to provide an overall splendid complexion. It can help lessen tension and to provide emotional well-being.

Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Wood

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Sweet, honey, rich, woody

Main Chemical Components:

lanceol, beta-santalol, alpha-santalol


Primary Benefits:

  • Promotes smooth and healthy-looking skin
  • Enhances mood and promotes emotional well-being
  • Promotes restful night’s sleep

Ways to Use:

Promotes healthy-looking and smooth skin.

Enhances the mood and promotes emotional well-being.

Promotes restful night’s sleep.


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Place 3-4 drops in a regular diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: It can be applied directly to your skin. Don’t use more than 2 drops on the desired area.
  • Internal: Dilute a drop per 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Safe Use Information:

  • Hawaiian sandalwood can be used as a standalone solution. If you aren’t experiencing issues with overly sensitive skin, you can apply it directly without diluting it with carrier oil.
  • If you are undergoing any kind of medical treatment, you should consult your treating physician before you use the oil. The same goes if you are pregnant.
  • Avoid making contact with your eyes or inner ears and other overly sensitive areas of your body.

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Sandalwood

(Santalum album)

Sandalwood Essential Oil

Indian sandalwood is extracted from the wood of the tree through the process of steam distillation. It has a well documented history of different advantages. It’s used in meditation. The oil is beneficial to your skin as it can help you prevent skin imperfections and blemishes. It has a characteristic woody aroma which is used in aromatherapy for its grounding effects.

Indian Sandalwood essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Wood

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Woody, sweet, dry

Main Chemical Components:

beta-santalol, alpha-santalol


Primary Benefits:

  • The oil promotes smooth and healthy-looking overall complexion
  • It uplifts your mood and promotes emotional balance
  • It can reduce the appearance of skin imperfections

Ways to Use:

It can reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

It promotes healthy-looking overall complexion.

Uplifts your mood and balances emotions.


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Diffuse 3-4 drops in a regular diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Apply a few drops directly to the desired area.
  • Internal: Dilute a drop per 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Safe Use Information:

  • Indian sandalwood oil can be safely applied directly to your skin without diluting it with carrier oil. If you have overly sensitive skin, though, this is not advisable.
  • Keep it away from your eyes and other sensitive parts of your body. It’s also important to store it safely away from kids.
  • If you are undergoing medical treatment, make sure to consult your treating physician first. If you are pregnant, talk to your gynecologist.

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Spearmint

(Mentha spicata)

Spearmint Essential Oil

Spearmint essential oil is distilled from the spearmint perennial plant, and is best known for its sweet, minty fragrance; it is often used in desserts, as well as toothpaste, as spearmint helps freshen breath. But Spearmint essential oil isn’t just for sweets; its medicinal properties, including digestive regulation, mood-boosting, soothing muscles, and stomach ache relief have been used for centuries. It’s more mild compared to peppermint, which is helpful for more sensitive skin.

Spearmint essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Plant

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Minty, bright, sweet, pungent

Main Chemical Components:

Carvone, limonene


Primary Benefits:

  • Can relieve stomach indigestion when taken internally
  • Can brighten a mood and create a clear mind when diffused
  • Cleanses the mouth and promotes fresh breath
  • Can be added to sweet and savory foods for a minty and fresh flavor

Ways to Use:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, or into the palm of your hand 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.
  • Internal: Dilute in a water or other liquid (1 drop for every 4 ounces), and drink.

Safe Use Information:

  • For topical application, 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 open cuts.
  • Always dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming or using in baked goods—use four ounces of water/beverage per drop. Never ingest the oil by itself, as it will irritate sensitive digestive tract tissue.
  • 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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Spikenard

(Nardostachys jatamansi)

Spikenard Essential Oil

Spikenard is native to the Himalayan mountains, and is related to the Valerian family of plants. In ancient Indian health practices, Spikenard oil was used to anoint people of high honor, and its medicinal uses date back centuries; primarily it has been used for relaxation and mood-lifting purposes, but it also promotes healthy skin. The oil is distilled from the root of the plant, and today it is a popular massage oil; its woody scent gives off a calm, uplifting aroma.

Spikenard essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Root

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Musky, woody, earthy

Main Chemical Components:

Jatamansone


Primary Benefits:

  • Used for grounding properties in meditation
  • Creates calmness and relaxation in diffusion or topical application
  • Added to beauty products for cleansing properties and to promote smooth, shiny skin and hair
  • Purifying to the skin

Ways to Use:

Aromatherapy

Topical


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser, or into the palm of your hand and inhale directly.
  • Topical: Dilute 1-2 drops with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, then apply to desired area and massage directly onto skin.

Safe Use Information:

  • Never apply directly to the skin; always combine with a carrier oil, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, or lotion before application, and avoid sensitive areas, like your eyes, nose, and ears. Use a diffuser for aromatherapy.
  • Always dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming or using in baked goods—use four ounces of water/beverage per drop. Never ingest the oil by itself, as it will irritate sensitive digestive tract tissue.
  • 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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Tangerine

(Citrus reticulata)

Tangerine Essential Oil

The tangerine is a citrus fruit that originates from China, where it is still a part of traditional Chinese culture; the essential oil made from tangerines is renowned in China for its various uses, especially as an herbal medicine. The oil is extracted from the tangerine peel through cold compression, and then used to make antiseptics, topical medicines, sedatives, tonics, and more. We all know that citrus is good for the immune system, but tangerine essential oil can also help regulate the digestive system, soothe internal inflammation, remove toxins from the body, and even help with cell division and organ spasms. It’s less notorious for its mood-boosting and mind-clearing powers, but has also been used as an ingredient when cooking or baking (especially in Asian cuisine).

Tangerine essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Peel or rind

Extraction Method:

Cold compression

Aromatic Description:

Bright, citrus, fruity

Main Chemical Components:

Limonene, terpineol, pinene


Primary Benefits:

  • Can make you feel energized or happier
  • Can help maintain a healthy immune system
  • Adds a sweet and citrus flavor to baking and savory dishes

Ways to Use:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Simply apply 1 to 2 drops to a diffuser, or into the palm of your hand inhale directly.
  • Topical: Simply apply 1 or 2 drops to the problem area, avoiding sensitive areas; if preferred, dilute with coconut oil. Massage into skin.
  • Internal: To use this method, dilute it in a cup of tea or other drink (one drop for every four ounces), and drink. As an ingredient, it can also be added to various baked goods and other foods.

Safe Use Information:

  • Though it is generally safe to use on skin, be sure to avoid more sensitive areas, such as eyes and ears. To reduce sensitivity, dilute with coconut oil or other carrier oil.
  • Do not ingest directly; 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. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

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Thyme

(Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme has been used for spiritual, culinary, and medicinal purposes for many centuries; the ancient Egyptians used it in traditional afterlife ceremonies, and the ancient Greeks used it to cleanse their homes by burning it as incense. In the Middle Ages, it was a boon from ladies to warriors, and thyme under the pillow was believed to keep nightmares away. Today it is mostly used in cooking, but because of its powerful antioxidants, it has also been known to purify the skin and the air, improve immune health, and even repel insects.

Thyme essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Earthy, warm, pungent

Main Chemical Components:

Thymol, para-cymene, carvacrol


Primary Benefits:

  • Promotes and benefits oral health
  • Is a natural insect repellant
  • Provides powerful antioxidants
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Offers broad spectrum support for winter health

Ways to Use:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


Directions:

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

Safe Use Information:

  • For topical application, it is recommended that you combine with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil before applying due to its strong levels of thymol content. Avoid areas sensitive and delicate areas, such as the eyes or open cuts.
  • Always dilute drops with water or another beverage before consuming or using cooking—use four ounces of water/beverage per drop. Continual ingestion is safe, but make sure you don’t exceed the recommended dosages.
  • 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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Vetiver

(Vetiveria Zizanioides)

Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver is a perennial bunchgrass, a member of the grass family. Its roots are unlike other grasses because they grow down, which helps prevent erosion and stabilize soil. Vetiver is most commonly used in perfumes, and is also a popular oil for massage therapy due to its soothing and grounding effects. The oil is diffused from the roots, and has been known to promote immune health when ingested.

Vetiver essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Root

Extraction Method:

Hydro Diffusion

Aromatic Description:

Caramel, sweet, smoky and woody

Main Chemical Components:

Carvone, khusimol, isovalencenol


Primary Benefits:

  • It may induce supportive properties for your immune system
  • The oil has a grounding effect on your emotions
  • It may help you with stress relief in tense situations

Ways to Use:

Aromatherapy

Topical

Internal


Directions:

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

Safe Use Information:

  • This oil is relatively safe to use. For topical application, you may want to combine with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil before applying due to its strong levels of thymol content. Avoid areas sensitive and delicate areas, such as the eyes or open cuts.
  • 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.

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White Fir

(Abies Alba)

White Fir Essential Oil

The wood of White Fir trees is popular in building, and also as a Christmas tree. The oil made from it is one of the more popular aromatic essential oils, which, thankfully, is distilled from white fir tree needles. It’s calming scent has been known to lift the spirits, relieve stress, and promote feelings of energy, stability, and empowerment. It is primarily aromatic, but does have some topical uses.

White Fir essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Needles

Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Aromatic Description:

Powder, clean, woody and crisp

Main Chemical Components:

Limonene, borryl acetate, and beta pinene


Primary Benefits:

  • It can evoke powerful feelings of stability
  • The oil may induce a relaxing and calming sensation
  • You can use it to lift your spirits and promote positivity

Ways to Use:

Aromatherapy

Relaxing Sore Muscles


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.
  • White 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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Wild Orange

(Citrus sinensis)

Wild Orange Essential Oil

The aroma of wild orange essential oil is instantly recognizable. Many of the health benefits of oranges that you already know - boosting the immune system and providing energy, for example - are also present in its essential oil.

Wild Orange essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Orange peels

Extraction Method:

Cold pressing

Aromatic Description:

Sweet, citrus

Main Chemical Components:

Limonene


Primary Benefits:

  • Energize the mind
  • Open up airways
  • Support immune system

Ways to Use:

Energize the mind.

Open up your airways.

Boost the body’s ability to fight off infection.


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Massage directly into the skin, or dilute with a carrier oil.
  • Internal: Dilute 2-3 drops in a glass of water or tea.

Safe Use Information:

  • Wild orange 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.
  • Avoid contact with the ears and eyes when using topically.
  • Store in a cool dry place away from the reach of direct sunlight.

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Wintergreen

(Mentha piperita)

Wintergreen Essential Oil

Wintergreen is one of the only plants to naturally produce a chemical compound called methyl salicylate, which is used in many over-the-counter antiarthritic and joint pain relief balms. It produces a warming, soothing sensation when applied topically and as such is also used regularly in massages and spas.

Wintergreen essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Leaf

Extraction Method:

Steam distillation

Aromatic Description:

Minty, sharp, sweet

Main Chemical Components:

Methyl salicylate


Primary Benefits:

  • Reduce joint pain
  • Improve circulatory function
  • Relaxing massage therapy

Ways to Use:

Relieve symptoms of joint pain.

Assist with efficient blood flow.

Create a relaxing massage.


Directions:

  • Aromatic: Add 3-4 drops to a diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to the skin.

Safe Use Information:

  • Wintergreen oil is highly toxic to humans and should not be ingested, regardless of the strength of the dosage.
  • Direct application to the skin will likely cause skin irritation, even in small doses, so wintergreen oil should be diluted in a lotion or carrier oil prior to topical use.
  • Never use wintergreen oil on or near open wounds.

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Ylang Ylang

(Canaga odorata)

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang is used in the perfume and cosmetics industries because of its appealing, delicate scent. This aroma, paired with its ability to invoke a state of calm and relaxation, make it popular aromatherapy addition. It can also be used to reduce the risk of infection and improve skin tone.

Ylang Ylang essential oil

Application Method:

Plant Part:

Flower

Extraction Method:

Steam distillation

Aromatic Description:

Sweet, spicy

Main Chemical Components:

Germacrene, caryophyllene


Primary Benefits:

  • Promote skin and hair health
  • Encourage relaxation
  • Reduce the risk of infections

Ways to Use:

Improve quality of skin and hair.

Reduce nervousness, irritation, and stress.

Heal cuts and scrapes quickly.


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:

  • This oil is not recommended for internal use, as consumption can lead to adverse side effects such as nausea and headaches.
  • Ylang Ylang is gentle enough to be applied topically without dilution.
  • Even so, users with sensitive skin may wish to test on an inconspicuous area prior to topical application in order to observe potential irritation or adverse reactions.

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