Essential Oils

Bergamot

Botanical Name – Citrus bergamia
Botanical Family – Rutaceae (citrus)
Plant Origin – Italy, Morocco
Skin Types – Bergapten-free bergamot is suitable for most skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, fear, anger, negative thoughts, and mental fatigue. Bergamot is known for its mood-lifting qualities.
Medical Properties – Antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory
Key Constituents – d-limonene, terpinene, linalyl acetate, geraniol, nerol

Carrot Seed

Botanical Name – Daucus carota
Botanical Family – Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Plant Origin – North America, Europe
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Earthy, woodsy, and warm. Most aren't pleased with the aroma, but when mixed with other oils, it is tolerated.
Medical Properties – Stimulates liver and lymphatic function, increases circulation, eases digestive issues
Key Constituents – carotol, a-Pinene, dauca-4,8-diene, b-Caryophyllene

Frankincense

Botanical Name – Boswellia carterii
Botanical Family – Burseraceae (resinous trees and shrubs)
Plant Origin – Somalia, Oman, Yemen
Skin Types – Suitable for most skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps to enhance mental perception, spirituality, and soothes the spirit.
Medical Properties – Anticatarrhal, anticancer, antidepressant, antiseptic, antitumoral, and immune-stimulant.
Key Constituents – L-limonene, myrcene, sabinene, incensol, borneol, olibanol

Geranium

Botanical Name – Pelargonium graveolens
Botanical Family – Geraniaceae
Plant Origin – South Africa
Skin Types – Suitable for most skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Relieves anxiety, depression, stress, hormonal imbalance
Medical Properties – Antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, diuretic
Key Constituents – Citronellol, geraniol, linalol, nerol, geranyl formate, butyrates, menthone

Ginger

Botanical Name – Zingaber officinale
Botanical Family – Zingiberaceae
Plant Origin – China, West Indies
Skin Types – Suitable for most skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Stimulant and aphrodisiac
Medical Properties – Antispetic, stimulant, tonic, colds, sinusitis, rheumatism
Key Constituents – Zingiberene, camphene, l-limonene, citronellol, linalol, butanal

Helichrysum

Botanical Name – Helichrysum italicum
Botanical Family – Asteraceae (Aster-Daisy Family)
Plant Origin – Bosnia
Cosmetic Use – Acne, dermatitis, scar tissue, bruises, burns, boils, insect bites, cuperose, mature, sun-damaged skin
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive and mature skin.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – uplifting, helps one move forward in life, nervous exhaustion, stress, helps with detoxification from drugs, including nicotine
Medical Properties – Antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anticoagulant, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiviral, expectorant, and mucolytic
Key Constituents – neryl acetate, italidione, b-diketone, b-caryophyllene, l-limonene, a-pinene, geraniol, eugenol

Juniper Berry

Botanical Name – Juniperus osteosperma and/or J. scopulorum
Botanical Family – Cupressaceae (conifer – cypress)
Plant Origin – Utah
Cosmetic Use – Acne, eczema, dandruff, greasy hair, cellulite, itchy skin, varicose veins, dermatitis
Skin Types – Suitable for most skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps with depression, energy, elevates one’s spiritual awareness
Medical Properties – Antiseptic, digestive cleanser/stimulant, astringent, cleanser, diuretic
Key Constituents – Alpha-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, camphor, l-limonene, bornyl acetate

Lavender

Botanical Name – Lavandula angustifolia
Botanical Family – Labiatae (mint)
Plant Origin – France, Idaho, Utah
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps with anxiety, hysteria, and balancing the body
Medical Properties – Analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, sedative, regenerative
Key Constituents – Linalol, lavendulol, geraniol, nerol, d-limonene, camphene, octanon, camphor

Lemon

Botanical Name – Citrus limon
Botanical Family – Rutaceae (citrus)
Plant Origin – California, Italy
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types. Can be photosensitizing – best to apply at night.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps with anxiety, energy, memory improvement.
Medical Properties – Anticancer, antidepressant, antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral
Key Constituents – d-limonene, citral, citronellal, neral, geranial, heptanal, bergaptole

Lemongrass

Botanical Name – Cymbopogon citratus
Botanical Family – Gramineae (grasses)
Plant Origin – Southeast Asia
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps raise psychic awareness, reduces stress, and sedating
Medical Properties – Analgesic, antibacterial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic
Key Constituents – Geranial, neral, farnesal, geraniol, borneol, nerol, linalol, citronellol

Myrrh

Botanical Name – Commiphora myrrha
Botanical Family – Burseraceae (resinous trees and shrubs)
Plant Origin – Somalia
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Promotes spiritual awareness and uplifting
Medical Properties – Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antiseptic
Key Constituents – Lindestrene, humulene, bergamotene, furanodione, l-limonene, myrcene

Niaouli

Botanical Name – Melaleuca quinquenervia viridiflora (MQV)
Botanical Family –Myrtaceae
Plant Origin – Australia, Madagascar
Skin Types – Great for sensitive skin. If oxidized, Niaouli may cause sensitization or irritation.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Aids in concentration, clears the mind
Cosmetic Properties – strong tissue regenerator, effective against acne, improves dull and oily skin
Medical Properties – antibacterial, antiseptic, immune stimulant, expectorant, decongestant, anti-allergenic, endocrine tonic
Key Constituents – 1,8 cineol, l-limonene, a-thuyene, citronellol, geraniol, linalool
Safety – Care must be taken when using Niaouli around asthmatics.

Peppermint

Botanical Name – Mentha piperita
Botanical Family – Labiatae (mint)
Plant Origin – North America
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps with anger, depression, fatigue, headaches, memory
Medical Properties – Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic
Key Constituents – Menthol, pulegone, jasmone, l-limonene, menthyl acetate, terpinen, linalol

Roman Chamomile

Botanical Name – Chamaemelum nobile, formerly Anthemis nobilis
Botanical Family – Compositae (daisy)
Plant Origin – Egypt, Utah
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps with anxiety, insomnia
Medical Properties – Strong digestive stimulant, antispasmodic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory
Key Constituents – Terpinene, sabinene, camphene, farnesol, nerolidol, isobutyl angelate

Rosemary

Botanical Name – Rosmarinus officinalis
Botanical Family – Labiatae (mint)
Plant Origin – France, Tunisia, USA
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps with depression, headache, fatigue, fluid retention, hair loss
Medical Properties – Antispetic, anticancer, anticatarrhal, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial
Key Constituents – Cineol, humulene oxide, l-limonene, myrcene, thujone, verbenon, borneol, terpineol, linalol
Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid if you have epilepsy.

Sandalwood

Botanical Name – Santalum album
Botanical Family – Santalaceae (sandalwood)
Plant Origin – India, Indonesia
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps to balance emotions, enhances meditation by opening the third eye
Medical Properties – Analgesic, antidepressant, sedative, antitumor, aphrodisiac, astringent
Key Constituents – Santalol, santalenes, teresantalal

Sweet Orange

Botanical Name – Citrus sinensis
Botanical Family – Rutaceae (citrus)
Plant Origin – Sicily, Israel, Spain, USA
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps with anxiety, depression, shock, nervous tension, improves one’s mood
Medical Properties – Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antipspasmodic, detoxifier
Key Constituents – d-limonene, myrcene

Tea Tree

Botanical Name – Melaleuca alternifolia
Botanical Family – Myrtaceae (Myrtle)
Plant Origin – Australia
Cosmetic Use – Acne, oily hair, dermatitis
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Builds strength
Medical Properties – Antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, immune-stimulant
Key Constituents – g-terpinene, terpinene-4-ol, a-terpineol

Virginia Cedarwood

Botanical Name – Juniperus virginiana
Botanical Family –Cupressaceae
Plant Origin – USA
Cosmetic Use – Acne, various skin diseases, oily skin, dermatitis, insect bites
Skin Types – Suitable for most skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – Helps to increase memory, stabilizes emotions, and relieves depression, tension, and aggression.
Medical Properties – Antiseptic, antifungal, anti-infectious, astringent, diuretic, sedative
Key Constituents – a-pinene, d-limonene, a-cedrene, b-cedrene

Avoid during pregnancy.

Yuzu

Botanical Name – Citrus junos
Botanical Family – Rutaceae
Plant Origin – Japan
Cosmetic Use – Acne, cellulite, anti-aging, antioxidant, rejuvenating
Skin Types – Suitable for all skin types.
Aromatic & Emotional Effects – lifts mood, promotes calmness in the mind and energizes the body
Medical Properties – Antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic, immunostimulant, relieves nervous tension, good for chronic fatigue, digestive support
Key Constituents – limonene, gamma-terpinene, b-phellandrene, b-myrcene, linalool, a-pinene

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