Essential Oil Beneficial Properties and Warnings

  • Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)- Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, sedative, uplifting
    * Photosensitive- avoid UV or direct sunlight for 48-72 hours after topical use (areas applied)
  • Carrot Seed* (Daucus carota)- Antifungal, carminative, hepatic
  • Cedarwood* (Cedrus atlantica) – Antifungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, sedative, insect repellant
    * Use with caution during pregnancy
  • Chamomile, Roman (Anthemis nobilis) –
    Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic
    * Can cause irritation for VERY sensitive skin—very rare
  • Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) – Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorizing, insecticidal
    * Use caution during pregnancy, do not directly inhale, can irritate sensitive skin
  • Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) – Anticonvulsive, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, nerve tonic, sedative, soothing, tonic, warming
    *Use with caution during pregnancy, NOT for babies, do not use before/after drinking alcohol
  • Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) –
    Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, strong antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant, immune-stimulant
    * Use with caution during pregnancy, may irritate sensitive skin, HOT oil- use proper dilution
  • Copaiba (copaifera reticulata) – Analgesic, powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, stimulant (circulatory & pulmonary systems)
  • Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) – Antibacterial, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, refreshing, relaxing
    * Use with caution during pregnancy
  • Elemi (canarium luzonicum) – Anti-catarrhal, antidepressant, anti-infectious, antiseptic, expectorant, sedative
  • Eucalyptus (eucalyptus radiate) – Antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, expectorant
    * Not for use with children under 2
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) – Anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, diuretic, expectorant
    * Use with caution during pregnancy or if susceptible to epilepsy
  • Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) – Anti-catarrhal, antidepressant, anticancer, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-tumor, expectorant, immune-stimulant, sedative
  • Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) – Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, insect repellent, refreshing, relaxing, sedative, tonic
  • Ginger (Zingiber officianle) – Antiseptic, laxative, stimulant, tonic, warming
    * Avoid direct sunlight for 3-6 hours after topical application.
  • Grapefruit (Citrus x paradissi) – Antidepressant, antiseptic, disinfectant, diuretic, stimulant, tonic
    * Avoid direct sunlight or UV light for 12 hours after application.  May irritate very sensitive skin.
  • Helichrysum* (Helichrysum angustifolia var. italicum) –
    Antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, anticoagulant, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiviral, expectorant, mucolytic
  • Juniper Berry* (Juniperus communis) –
    Antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, depurative, diuretic, stimulant, tonic
    * Do not use while pregnant or if you have kidney issues
  • Lavender* (Lavandula angustifolia) –
    Analgesic, anticoagulant, antidepressant, antifungal, antihistamine, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-mutagenic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, regenerative, sedative
  • Lemon (Citrus limon) – Antidepressant, antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, invigorating, refreshing, tonic
    * Avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after use.  Can irritate skin.
  • Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) – Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, insect repellent, revitalizer, sedative, tonic, vasodilator
    * Can cause skin irritation. Attracts Bees.
  • Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) – Antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, restorative, tonic
    * Avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after use topically.
  • Manuka (eptospermum scoparium) – Analgesic, anti-allergic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiviral, antihistamine, antiseptic, decongestant, antimicrobial
  • Marjoram* (Origanum majorana) – Antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, expectorant, sedative ,tonic
    * Use with caution during pregnancy.
  • Melaleuca – Tea Tree (melaleuca alternifolia) –
    Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, strong antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, expectorant, immune stimulant, insecticidal, neurotonic, tissue regenerative
  • Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) – Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antitumor, astringent, tonic
    * Use with caution during pregnancy
  • Myrtle (Myrtus communis ssp. Red) – Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, decongestant, deodorizer
  • Neroli (Citrus aurantium bigaradia) – Antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, deodorant, sedative, tonic
  • Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) – Anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, stimulant, laxative, tonic
    * Not for use when you have epilepsy.  Use with caution during pregnancy.  Only use in careful/proper dilution.
  • Orange* – sweet (Citrus sinensis) – Anticancer, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, sedative, tonic
    * Avoid direct sunlight or UV light for 12 hours after topical use.
  • Oregano (Origanum compactum, CT Carvacrol) – Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, antispasmodic, immune stimulant
    * HOT oil – use in proper dilution, not for children under 2.  Can cause extreme skin irritation.
  • Peppermint (Mentha piperita) – Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiviral, invigorating
    * Do not use for children under 2.  Use with caution if you have high blood pressure.  Use with caution during pregnancy & while breastfeeding.
  • Pine-Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory,  
    Analgesic, Diuretic, Energizing, Antiseptic, Decongestant, Antioxidant, Anti-Allergen, Anti-Microbial, Antitumor
    * Can cause skin irritation in some people. Perform a small patch test before using topically.
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis, CT 1,8 Cineol) – Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, expectorant
    * Avoid during pregnancy.
    Not for people with epilepsy.
    Avoid if you have high blood pressure.
  • Sage (Salvia officinalis) – Antibacterial, anti-mutagenic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, decongestant, diuretic, disinfectant, contains estriol (estrogen like properties)
    * Avoid during pregnancy. Not for use if you have epilepsy or high blood pressure. Not for children.
  • Tangerine (Citrus nobilis) – Anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, laxative, sedative
  • Valerian (Valerian officinalis) – Antianxiety, antibacterial, antispasmodic, regulator, hypnotic, sedative
  • Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) – Antiseptic, antispasmodic, calming, grounding, immune stimulant, warming, sedative, stimulant
    * Use with caution during pregnancy
  • Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) – Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, disinfectant, diuretic, stimulant (bone), warming
    * Avoid during pregnancy. Not for people with epilepsy. Some people are very allergic to methyl salicylate – test small area for skin allergies before using!
  • Ylang Ylang* (Cananga odorata) – Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, tonic

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