The List Of Essential Oils
An Intro To Essential Oils
I am sure most of you have heard of essential oils, but do you know how they are used, or why? There are many people who believe these essential oils are beneficial to health and well-being. These oils are extracted from plants. They are sometimes called volatile oils, ethereal oils, and aetherolea. These concentrated liquids have a strong aroma, the aroma depends on the plant the oil was extracted from.
These oils have the aroma of their plant but they also retain some of the positive properties that the plant has. Read on to find out more about these many essential oils and the benefits you can get from using them.
The List Of Essential Oil
Basil Oil - Basil has been used for hundreds of years in medicine. It has been used to heal everything from snakebites, to respiratory tract issues. It, like many other essential oils, boasts antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties, and this oil also has decongestant properties. The aroma can help to alleviate stress and fatigue, and stimulate concentration. Chronic Fatigue and Bronchitis sufferers might want to try this uplifting essential oil.
Bergamot Oil - Bergamot was used to stimulate the digestive system and enhance energy flow. It is an oil that calms stress and anxiety, it magnifies feelings of happiness and confidence, and it has a nice, light citrus scent that is uplifting.
Black Pepper Oil - Black Pepper was once used as currency, that should give you an idea as to how valuable it was considered. This essential oil can help to strengthen your endocrine system and your digestive health. It has those wonderful antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties and it brings some laxative support to your system as well. The aroma is an energy booster.
Cedarwood Oil - Is said to enhance circulation and cellular oxygen. It is a detoxifier and an antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, or an astringent. Good for acne, congestion, and dandruff.
Cinnamon Bark Oil - The scent of Cinnamon Bark gives energy and can relieve depression and anxiety. It has strong immune-supportive properties and boasts antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and even expectorant activity.
Clary Sage Oil - Clary Sage Oil helps balance hormones and that helps to maintain mood and emotional levels. The balancing of hormones also helps to regulate women's health issues like menopause and menstruation. This is because one of the components of Clary Sage Oil, sclareol, mimics estrogen. Get some positive energy, soothe your mind, and get a boost of support for your general well-being with this woman friendly essential oil.
Clover Oil - Clove oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic properties. The aroma of clove is believed to support memory and focus, relieve depression and fatigue.
Coriander Oil - Also known as Cilantro Essential Oil - This oil offers digestive support and it can relive inflammation and muscle pain. It can support the body's detoxification process and provides antioxidants to fight free radicals and promote youthful skin.
When Coriander/Cilantro Oil is combined with marjoram, patchouli, bergamot, frankincense, and cypress, you get a liver detoxifying blend. All you need do is mix these oils together with a carrier oil and store it in a glass jar with a lid. Apply it over the liver (that area on the right side of the body right below the ribs.) for a couple weeks. The recipe is: 2 drops Patchouli Essential Oil, 2 drops Bergamot Essential Oil, 3 drops Cilantro/Coriander Essential Oil, 3 drops Frankincense Essential Oil, 4 drops Cypress Essential Oil, 1 Tsp Carrier Oil (like Avocado oil, Borage, Evening Primrose or Rosehip oil.) Shake it before using.
Cypress Oil - This essential oil can relieve muscle pain, promote blood flow, and it has those antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties found in many essential oils.
Eucalyptus Blue Oil - The fresh and woodsy aroma of Eucalyptus oil is a natural insect repeller. It is a great help when you are down with a cold or a flu. It can be combined with frankincense, myrrh, peppermint, pine, and rosemary Oils to bring to your body expectorant properties and this blend with help to strengthen your immune system. There are also analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, and astringent properties found in this essential oil as well.
Fennel Oil - Fennel was used in Egyptian and Roman medicine. These ancient cultures believed Fennel would promote stamina in battles, and they also believed it fortified circulatory, digestive, and respiratory strength. It is an anti-inflammatory, and it has antiseptic properties making it a go to medicine for scratches and bites.
Frankincense Oil - This aroma brings with it empowerment and relief along with antifungal, antiseptic, and astringent properties that benefit the health of your skin, and expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties to help fight off respiratory infections.
An anti-aging ointment recipe I have combines frankincense with carrot seed oil, geranium oil, lemon oil, myrrh, rosehip oil, and rosemary essential oils. The recipe will soothe aging skin and load the layers of your skin with antioxidants to fight the free radicals in your body and will result in helping your skin look younger. Combine 5 drops each of: Frankincense Oil, Geranium Oil, Lemon Oil, Myrrh Oil, Rosemary Oil, with 10 drops of Carrot Seed Oil and Sandalwood Oil...plus 1 cup of Apricot Kernel Oil. Pour in a glass jar with a lid and shake before using. Apply it once a day in the evening before bed.
Geranium Oil - This essential oils aroma can renew your spirits and it is used in fragrances. Like many other essential oils, Geranium has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, and astringent properties.
German Camomile Oil - This oil is used to relieve tension and stress. German Chamomile oil can create a feeling of inner peace and calm.
Ginger Oil - Ginger oil is beneficial to your digestive function, can be rubbed into aching muscles, relieves inflammation and the scent can lift fatigue. It can help with jetlag when mixed with Grapefruit and Juniper Berry Oils.
Goldenrod Oil - Goldenrod is considered a weed but it has many benefits to people with allergies and respiratory problems. It is also called Solidago.
Grapefruit Oil - This oil can flush toxins from the body, cleanse the skin, and up lift your spirits. Grapefruit oil can help to relieve anxiety.
Helichrysum Oil - Helichrysum Oil has properties that can help detoxify your systems. It can rid the liver, the blood, the gallbladder, and the lymph systems of toxins. The scent leaves us feeling secure and stabil. It can be combined with myrrh and your favorite carrier oil to make a natural sunscreen.
Idaho Blue Spruce Oil
Jade Lemon Oil
Jasmine Oil - Jasmine oil is popular in the perfume business, it has soft, sultry aroma that's quite romantic. It is considered to be an aphrodisiac. It also promotes hormonal balance and can strengthen skin health. This oil can relieve stress and nervousness, and stimulate optimism and self confidence.
Juniper Oil - This essential oil can help to calm your nerves and offers some relief if you are feeling anxious. The digestive system can benefit from Juniper Oil and it's found to be helpful with cellulite since it helps your body release fluids. It has also been found to help with skin problems like acne, eczema, oily skin, psoriasis, and even dandruff.
Lavender Oil - Known for it's calming and soothing scent. The scent can help you feel better if you are stressed or anxious. Lavender oil has antiseptic, disinfectant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ledum Oil - Ledum oil is used to support the immune system.
Lemon Oil - Another citrus oil, Lemon Essential Oil is another one of my favorites. I find the aroma so uplifting. It's a clean, fresh scent I can't get enough of. It has the properties of a cleanser and a disinfectant and that's why many cleaning products have a lemon base. It energizes and lifts the spirit with it's natural, fresh scent. It also has many antioxidants which help to fight free radicals, it helps to fight the damage free radicals cause to our skin helping us to fight off the signs of aging.
Lemongrass Oil - Lemongrass Oil is a natural pain reliever once used regularly in Chinese medicine. It is also stimulates your circulatory system. The aroma heightens your consciousness and this essential oil has those amazing antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant, antiviral, disinfectant, and astringent properties we see in most essential oils. That means Lemongrass Oil can boost the health of your skin and your immune system.
Here's another plus you get from lemongrass oil - it repels bugs! Mix it with some Witch Hazel, Lavender and Eucalyptus to keep those pesky summer bugs at bay. 1/3 cup of Witch Hazel, 1 Teaspoon Lavender Oil, Eucalyptus Oil and Lemongrass Oil. Combine in a glass spray bottle with a lid, and shake well. Shake each time you use it. Just spray it on all your exposed skin. Of course, keep it out of your eyes and your mouth.
Marjoram Oil - Marjoram Oil aroma is known for it's uplifting properties, this scent can relieve stress and anxiety. It can soothe the pain of arthritis by massaging it into the area, it is an antibacterial, and has expectorant properties when used with hot water. Add two drops of the Marjoram Oil to some boiling water, pour the mix into a bowl, put your head near the bowl using a towel to cover your head and the bowl. Breath in the steam deeply to get some relief.
Melissa Oil - Another name for Melissa Oil is Lemon Balm. This essential oil is used frequently in perfumes. The properties of Melissa oil include strengthening the immune system and it also has antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory benefits to our body as well. It is also found to be helpful with our digestive system.
Myrrh Oil - With it's astringent, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, Myrrh Oil is a great skin toner. It can help your skin to look radiant and healthy. The Myrrh aroma is rather uplifting, so it can alter your mood as well as keep you young looking.
Orange Oil - Orange oil is one of my favorites, but what's not to like about it? It gives us a clean, fresh scent that cheers me up right away. This essential oil will help you mix up a great homemade Flea & Tick repellant for your dog. The properties of Orange oil include anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, tonic, and cholagogue substance.
Oregano Oil - I use Oregano in many cooking recipes, I love the aroma. Did you know that Oregano Oil helps to support the digestive system? It supports the immune and respiratory systems as well. It is also an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and a disinfectant. It can help to relieve canker sores and get rid of warts too.
Peppermint Oil - Peppermint Oil is a great way to energize your mind and your skin. It is used in candy making, we all know what a sharp, fresh flavor there is to a peppermint. This oil can help strengthen skin health and fight skin conditions. There is a fresh scented Peppermint Sugar Scrub recipe you can use to exfoliate that top layer of dead skin cells to rejuvenate the outermost layers of your skin.
Ylang Ylang - : Want to reduce stress levels and introduce some more romance into your relationship? Then you should certainly give this essential oil a try! Not only is Ylang-Ylang an excellent stress reliever, but also a potent aphrodisiac.
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