Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy is the art and science of using the essential oils of various plants to bring about well-being. As the name would imply, essences are inhaled to stimulate a desired state of mind, but topical application is also effective for healthy skin and a variety of physical conditions. Blends are carefully balanced to respect the harmony of certain scents and healing properties.

Basil, sweet (Ocimum basilicum)
Scent: fresh, green, licorice-like
Effect: stimulating
Use for: migraine, depression, muscle pain, stomach ache

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Scent: sweet, citrus, floral
Effect: uplifting
Use for: depression, blemishes, eczema, urinary tract infections

Cedarwood, Atlas (Cedrus atlantica)
Scent: woody, warm, pine-like
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: sex drive, congestion, infection, anxiety

Chamomile, Roman (Anthemis nobilis)
Scent: warm, sweet, green
Effect: sedative
Use for: muscle pain, blemishes, anxiety, depression, wrinkles

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Scent: sweet, warm, spicy
Effect: stimulating
Use for: stress, exhaustion, constipation, rheumatism

Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus)
Scent: citrus, fruity, fresh
Effect: stimulating
Use for: perspiration, fatigue, headache, insect repellent

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Scent: sweet, nutty, herbaceous
Effect: euphoria
Use for: stress, depression, menopause, PMS, wrinkles, sex drive

Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Scent: sweet, spicy, warm
Effect: uplifting
Use for: toothache, muscle pain, stress, colds, flu

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
Scent: penetrating, camphoric, woody
Effect: energizing
Use for: colds, coughing, flu, muscle aches, poor circulation

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Scent: warm, sweet, licorice-like
Effect: calming
Use for: wrinkles, nervousness, menstrual cramps, nausea

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
Scent: musty, warm, balsamic
Effect: meditative
Use for: stress, asthma, cough, arthritis, wrinkles

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Scent: sweet, floral, green
Effect: balancing
Use for: tension, menopause, cellulite, wrinkles

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Scent: warm, spicy, peppery
Effect: energizing
Use for: flu, muscle aches, nausea, sex drive

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
Scent: fresh, sweet, citrus
Effect: refreshing
Use for: depression, nervous exhaustion, cellulite

Helichrysum (Helichrysum angustifolia)
Scent: fruity, fresh, straw-like
Effect: soothing
Use for: depression, blemishes, inflammation, scars

Jasmine (Jasminum officinalis)
Scent: sweet, floral, exotic
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: sex drive, depression, labor pains, dry skin

Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Scent: spicy, peppery, pine-like
Effect: clarifying
Use for: hangover, skin problems, confusion, arthritis

Lavender (Lavendula officinalis)
Scent: sweet, floral, herbaceous
Effect: soothing
Use for: insomnia, burns, headache, infection

Lemon (Citrus limon)
Scent: clean, fresh, citrus
Effect: refreshing
Use for: infections, fatigue, oily skin, detoxification

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
Scent: grassy, citrus, crisp
Effect: stimulating
Use for: confusion, sadness, insect repellent, circulation

Marjoram, sweet (Origanum majorana)
Scent: warm, woody, herbaceous
Effect: calming
Use for: anxiety, muscle tension, high blood pressure, asthma

Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
Scent: fresh, citrus
Effect: soothing
Use for: stress, stomach ache, menstrual cramps

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Scent: warm, earthy, smoky
Effect: motivating
Use for: colds, cough, scrapes, chapped skin

Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
Scent: sweet, floral, citrus
Effect: calming
Use for: emotional shock, depression, stretch marks, scars, wrinkles

Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini)
Scent: sweet, rosy, lemon
Effect: comforting
Use for: physical exhaustion, blemishes, oily skin, scars, wrinkles

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Scent: pungent, musky, sweet
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: sex drive, nervous tension, sunburn, insect repellent

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Scent: sweet, minty, fresh
Effect: refreshing
Use for: nausea, indigestion, sunburn, concentration

Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)
Scent: warm, woody, floral
Effect: grounding
Use for: anxiety, blemishes, oily skin

Pine, Scotch (Pinus sylvestris)
Scent: strong, clean, fresh
Effect: revitalizing
Use for: muscle pain, colds, cough, mental exhaustion

Rose (Rosa damascena)
Scent: rich, floral, spicy
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: PMS, menopause, sex drive, skin tonic, broken capillaries

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Scent: strong, camphoric, woody
Effect: reviving
Use for: concentration, poor circulation, muscle aches, hair care

Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Scent: sweet, woody, heady
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: depression, sex drive, blemishes, coughs

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Scent: camphoric, spicy, medicinal
Effect: stimulating
Use for: blemishes, cuts, bug bites, sore throat, urinary tract infections

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Scent: fresh, spicy, medicinal
Effect: stimulating
Use for: emotional fatigue, digestion, blemishes, bug bites, sore throat

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)
Scent: smoky, earthy, nutty
Effect: soothing
Use for: blemishes, cuts, muscle aches, depression

Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata)
Scent: fresh, floral, sweet
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: sex drive, depression, high blood pressure, oily skin

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