We are pleased to provide you with some very basic information on the essential oils we distribute. You should acquire some basic knowledge of the usage and precautions of essential oils prior to using them. It is generally recommended that most essential oils be diluted in carrier or fixed oils and not applied directly to the skin with the exception of lavender and tea tree, although allergic reactions to these two oils have been reported by a small percentage of users. Please refer to the many books we offer in the event you need to learn or update your essential oil knowledge.
If you're pregnant or have any of the following conditions, you should exercise extreme caution prior to using any of the oils which may affect persons with heart problems, high or low blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy, and/or immune deficiency. Dosages for children and the elderly should be diluted further.
There are many excellent reference books available on the subject of essential oils and aromatherapy. We strongly recommend the user of essential oils to read up on the subject or attend classes to further become familiar with these fabulous oils.
And as always, we strongly recommend you to seek qualified medical attention for any unresolved, undiagnosed or major medical condition. We sell all our products to persons who wish to use the raw materials to create a finished product or obtain a desired result. We are in no way to be held responsible for misuse of any of our products; it is up to the end user to become fully informed on the pros/cons of each product prior to its use, as well as to keep the products away from children, pets and the chronically ill.
½ ounce bottle costs $7.00.
Basil: This oil’s aroma is warm, spicy and herbal. Generally used as an antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, pain reliever and antibacterial, it offers a wake-me-up aroma. Basil is a wonderful addition to many perfume blends, it is said to work as a brain and memory stimulant and soothes stress, depression, and mental fatigue.Blended with Rosemary makes an excellent blend to be used as an external application on the hair and scalp to stimulate growth and condition hair. Basil is also indicated for urinary infections, rheumatoid arthritis and insufficient digestive enzymes–used in a massage blend. Good for tired, overworked muscles, chest infections and digestive problems. Blends well with bergamot, and lavender.Our basil EO has contents of 70-72% of methyl chavicol and 15-18% of linalool. There is no written or concrete evidence that the content of methyl chavicol in Basil EO is a carcinogen. The day this evidence is forthcoming, it will most likely indicate carcinogenicity applies to cases of internal consumption or for very extensive and/or frequent applications of the oil directly to the skin.
Bergamot: Its aroma is uplifting, spicy, sweet; like orange and lemons with floral overtones......citrus spice with a high floral note. Inhaled, it relaxes the nervous system and acts as a digestive. Also used as an expectorant, gargle for a sore throat, inhaled for anxiety and depression, used for a variety of skin problems. It may be used as an inhalation for respiratory tract infections such as tonsilitis and bronchitis.
Cedarwood: It aids in the removal of body fat and is used externally for cellulite and the retention of fluid in the tissue. Atlas Cedar, as its also known, is also used for the respiratory system, a drop in a half cup of water to gargle for sore throat or with a few drops of Eucalyptus in a steaming bowl of water to reduce nasal and lung congestion. Its main benefits are on the respiratory system due to its expectorant properties, easing conditions such as bronchitis, coughs and colds. The oil may be beneficial in the treatment of kidney and bladder disorders. Its antiseptic properties make it an ideal remedy for bladder and kidney infections and for cystitis. The oil may be added to a sitz bath and to compresses. It can be added to shampoos or facial washes to reduce oily secretions. The oil helps to clear chronic conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. It would make a good hair tonic and effective for treating seborrhoea of the scalp, dandruff and alopecia. It is also used as a fixative in the perfume industry. Cedarwood Atlas is calming and soothing with sedative effects similar to Sandalwood. This oil is considered neurotoxic and abortive and should not be used on children and pregnant women. Blends well with bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, oakmoss and rosemary.
Cinnamon: Spicy, sharp, and sweet aroma. Used as an insecticide, antispasmodic and aphrodisiac. Eases colds and breathing difficulties. Very powerful, should be used with extreme care, skin irritant. Blends well with clove, frankincense, lavender, orange and thyme.
Citronella: Slightly sweet and lemony aroma. Used as an insecticide and antidepressant. Its most useful quality seems to be as an insect repellant. May also help pets get rid of fleas. Also known to clear the mind so may be useful against headaches and migraines. Blends well with citrus oils, peppermint, and eucalyptus.
Clary Sage: Its scent is fruity, floral, herbaceous, nutty and heavy. This is a relaxing, warming oil which eases nervous tension. Known as a hormone balancer, it may regulate scanty periods. Its well known for its euphoric action and is an extremely valuable oil for treating nervousness, fear, paranoia and depression. Its antispasmodic and emmenagogue properties make it useful for helping with uterine problems such as easing PMS, regulating scanty periods and easing painful cramps in the lower back. Also encourages labor, enabling the expectant mother to relax and eases post-natal depression. Studies have found Clary Sage to be beneficial for its analgesic and relaxing effects and its ability to accelerate labor. It inhibits prolactin which tends to dry up breast milk. Useful during menopause. Also soothes digestive problems. Not to be used during pregnancy! Blends well with bergamot, lavender, lime, and geranium.
Clove: Clove has a spicy and penetrating aroma. Highly irritant to the skin, must be diluted. Beneficial to the digestive system, effective against diarrhea, vomiting and spasms. Can help toothache, rheumatism, arthritis and mouth sores. Blends well with basil, cinnamon, citronella, and orange.
Coriander: Slightly pungent, sweet and spicy aroma. Stimulates the mind, especially in the presence of fatigue and tension. May help memory. Relieves stomach gas and cramps. May have some effect on bad breath. Alleviates muscle spasms. Blends well with bergamot, lemon and jasmine.
Eucalyptus 70/75 and 80/85: (These numbers apply to the content of eucalyptol). Camphorous, woody undertones. The following applies to both eucalyptus: Some of their properties are decongestant, insecticide, analgesic, antirheumatic and antiseptic. Inhibits proliferation of the cold virus. Deters mosquitoes. Cools emotions, aids concentration. Effective in all types of fever, lowers the temperature. Helps with cystitis. Clears up sinus congestion. Blends well with vetiver, peppermint and clary sage.
Fir Needle: Rich, balsamic, and refreshing aroma. Among its properties are analgesic, antiseptic, deodorant, and expectorant. Useful as an inhalation for anxiety and stress. Ideal for respiratory difficulties. Has a beneficial effect on chest conditions especially obstructions of the bronchi such as mucus. Its warming effect is beneficial in massage blends for the relief of muscular aches and pains due to rheumatic or arthritic conditions. Blends well with basil, cajeput, cedarwood and frankincense.
Frankincense: Warm, woody, spicy, incense-like aroma. Frankincense has been used since ancient times in religious ceremonies and is still used in many churches today.Some of its properties are antiseptic, astringent, cicatrisant, diuretic, digestive, uterine and sedative. Slows down breathing and produces feelings of calm. Ideally used for meditation. Like most other oils extracted from resins, frankincense is effective for respiratory catarrhal discharge and respiratory congestion. Used in inhalations, it may be helpful for asthma sufferers as it eases shortness of breath. Its astringent properties may relieve uterine hemorrhages, as well as heavy periods and generally acts as a tonic to the uterus. Its cytophylactic properties make it an ideal oil for mature, wrinkled skin in need of a lift. Blends well with basil, geranium, lavender, orange, neroli, and patchouli.
Geranium: Sweet, heavy aroma, somewhat like rose. It is analgesic, anticoagulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, and insecticide. Calms anxiety, lifts the spirit, assists with depression. Useful with premenstrual tension. May assist with menopausal problems such as vaginal dryness and heavy periods. Assists with breast inflammation. Helps clear the body of toxins which may be helpful with addictions. Stimulates the lymphatic system which keeps infection at bay. Eases neuralgia. Blends well with basil, bergamot, carrot seed, jasmine, lavender and rose. Geranium Bourbon: Also called Réunion 'Geranium'oil. Most of the world's supply comes from this area, formerly called Bourbon which is an island east of Madagascar. Very strong roselike odor with a high Citronellol content.
Grapefruit, Pink: Has a sweet, sharp, citrusy aroma. It is antidepressant, antiseptic, diuretic and disinfectant. Invaluable in times of stress, uplifts and revives the spirit. May have an effect on obesity and fluid retention. Could help with cellulite. It is a tonic to the liver. Relieves migraine and premenstrual tension and jet lag. Blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, and lavender.
Lavender: We offer Lavender 40/42 preferred by the soapers. It would take many pages to outline all the benefits and properties of lavender. It is analgesic, antidepressant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, cicatrizant, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, fungicide, sedative. Soothes the spirit, relieves anger, valuable in manic-depressive cases. Has a sedative action on the heart, assists in bringing down high blood pressure, relieves insomnia, relieves muscular spasms and rheumatic pains. Useful with menstrual problems. Clears the spleen and the liver. May be useful in nausea, vomiting and colic. Keeps insects at bay. Purifies the air. Promotes growth of new skin cells, great healing effect on burns and sunburn, acne, psoriasis, boils, fungal growths, and scarring. Blends well with bergamot, chamomile, citronella, lemon, and pine.
Lemon: Fresh, sharp citrus aroma. It is antiacid, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericide, diuretic, emollient, insecticide, and laxative. Helps to clear thoughts. Tonic to the circulatory system, liquefies the blood and aids flow, thereby easing pressure on varicose veins. Used to bring down high blood pressure. Helpful in nosebleeds. Eases painful cold sores and herpes. May be helpful with constipation and cellulite. Relieves headaches and migraines. Soothes insect bites and stings. Blends well with chamomile, eucalyptus, lavender and rose.
Lemongrass: Sweet and lemony aroma. It is antidepressant, antiseptic, bactericide, diuretic, fungicide and insecticide. Stimulates the mind, lifts the spirit. Stimulates appetite, helpful with colic and indigestion. Prevents spread of contagious diseases. Great for aching muscles. Relieves tired legs. Relieves fatigue, assists with jet lag. Aids in the flow of milk in nursing mothers. Blends well with cedarwood, basil, lavender, neroli, niaouli and tea tree.
Orange, Sweet: Zesty, refreshing citrus fragrance. It is antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive and sedative. Prolonged use and high dosage may irritate sensitive skin and there's a chance of photo toxicity on skin exposed to the sun. Relieves gloomy thoughts and depression. Dispels stress. Revives one when bored. Calms the stomach in nervous states, assists with diarrhea and constipation. May encourage appetite; don't use if dieting. Seems to have good effect on colds and bronchitis. Very good for painful and sore muscles. May relax insomnia brought on by anxiety. Has a possibility of bringing down high level of cholesterols in the blood. Blends well with cinnamon, coriander, clove, frankincense, jasmine, lavender and rose.
Oregano: Herby, woody, yet slightly spicy. This oil is an excellent disinfectant and stomachic. A very potent oil which could irritate the mucous membranes and should never be applied directly to the skin or mucous membranes. Best avoided in pregnancy. Its main effect seems to be on the digestive system, soothing the stomach, liver and spleen. Calms intestinal spasm. May combat acidity, stomach gas and encourage appetite. Blends well with basil, fennel, geranium and pine.
Patchouli: A strong, earthy fragrance, sweet and spicy also. It is antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, deodorant, fungicide and insecticide. May cause loss of appetite. Its odor may be little too persistent for some people. Due to its strong astringent and cicatrizant properties, may be helpful for loose skin, especially after dieting. Seems to curb appetite also. Excellent in cases of diarrhea. Its diuretic properties are useful in cases of water retention and cellulite. Well known to increase libido. Relieves effects from insect bites. It is known as a tissue regenerator which helps regrowth of skin cells and the forming of scar tissue. Heals rough, cracked skin. Blends well with black pepper, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, lavender and myrrh.
Peppermint: Sharp, menthol fragrance. Analgesic, anesthetic, antispasmodic, astringent, decongestant, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide and stimulant. Should be kept away from eyes, likely to irritate skin and mucous membranes. Best avoided by pregnant women and nursing mothers as it may discourage flow of milk. May antidote homeopathic remedies. Said to relieve states of anger, hysteria and nervous trembling, excellent for mental fatigue and depression. On the body, it has a dual action: cooling when hot and warming when cold. As a remedy for colds, it halts mucous and fevers and encourages perspiration. Extremely important for its effect on the digestive system. Has a slightly anesthetic effect on stomach muscles. Good for travel sickness, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, colic and nausea. Its stimulating qualities are useful for shock, vertigo, anemia and dizziness. Its cooling and pain relieving action seems to ease headaches, migraines and toothaches. Scanty menstruation, painful periods and mastitis could well respond to this oil. Not much liked by insects and vermin. Blends well with cedarwood, cypress, lavender, niaouli and pine.
Rosemary: A refreshing herbal fragrance. It is analgesic, antidepressant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, cicatrizant, digestive, diuretic, hypertensive and stomachic. Not suitable for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure. Avoid in pregnancy since it is an emmenagogue. Might antidote homeopathic remedies. Clears the head and aids memory. Good for mental strain. Revives the senses. Clears headaches and migraines, especially when connected to gastric problems. May assist with vertigo. Helps to tone temporarily paralyzed limbs. Helps ease gout and tired, overworked muscles. Normalizes blood pressure. Could ease colitis, flatulence and stomach pains. Seems to relieve menstrual cramps and scanty periods. Its diuretic properties may be useful with water retention during menstruation and may be effective with cellulite and obesity. Blends well with basil, cedarwood, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, orange and peppermint.
Tangerine: Sweet and tangy aroma. It is antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative and stomachic. Could be photo toxic; care should be taken not to expose the skin to strong sunlight after treatment. Has an almost hypnotic effect on the mind. May well be helpful with stress and tension due to its soothing action on the nervous system. Assists with gastric complaints, such as flatulence, diarrhea and constipation. Stimulates flow of bile which helps to digest fats. Assists with tired and aching limbs since it is a tonic to the vascular system. Could help smooth out stretch marks, particularly when blended with lavender and neroli. Blends well with basil, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, neroli, orange and rose.
Tea Tree (Ti-Tree): Fresh and sanitary, rather pungent aroma. Like lavender, it would take five pages to list all the redeeming qualities of this oil. It is antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, cicatrizant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide and sudorific. May cause irritation on sensitive areas of skin; however, along with Lavender, it is just about the only oil that is recommended to be used "neat" or straight from the bottle without dilution. It has a refreshing, revitalizing effect on the mind, especially after shock. Its most important usage is to help the immune system fight off infectious diseases. Activates the white corpuscles to form a defense against invading organisms and helps to shorten the duration of illness. Sweats toxins out of the body. Indicated for influenza, cold sores, and gingivitis. A series of massage with this oil before surgery will help to fortify the body. Its strong antiviral and germicidal properties are useful in repeated infections. Its fungicidal properties help clear vaginal thrush and is of value with genital infections generally. Alleviates urinary tract problems such as cystitis. Gives relief to genital and anal itching as well as general itching from chicken pox to rashes caused by insect bites. Said to give some protection against x-ray therapy in breast cancer. It will apparently reduce scarring when applied before treatment as the protective film will guard against very deep penetration of the x-rays. Helps to ease otitis. Reduces pus in infected wounds. Clears ports and blemishes caused by chicken pox and shingles. Useful with burns, sores, sunburn, ringworm, warts, tinea, herpes and athletes foot. Helpful with dry conditions of the scalp as well as dandruff. Blends well with cinnamon, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, and thyme.
Ylang Ylang (all grades): Sweet, floral, heavy aroma. The grades (I, II , III and Complete) indicate from which part of the steam distillation process the oil was obtained, with grade I being of the highest quality, Complete being made up of all fractionations of the oil and grade III being an excellent ingredient for soapmaking. Ylang Ylang Complete is the complete, total product without any fractionation; it has a finer, more intense creamy-sweet nuance. Ylang Ylang both relaxes and arouses; in Europe, therapists use it for sexual dysfunction. It is antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, sedative. Excessive use may lead to headaches and nausea. Could possibly irritate sensitive skins and indicated against use on inflammatory skin conditions and dermatitis. Could well ease feelings of anger, anxiety, shock, panic and fear. Useful with rapid breathing and heartbeat; its sedative properties could help bring down high blood pressure. Has a tonic and stimulating effect on the scalp promoting a more luxurious hair growth. Blends well with bergamot, citronella, jasmine, lavender, lemon, rose, sandalwood and verbena.
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