The Guide to Aromatherapy

Sprains and Strains

Chamomile, Lavender


Stomach Cramps

Clary Sage, Peppermint


Stretch Marks

Mandarm, Lavender


Sweaty Feet

Cypress


Teething Pain

Chamomile


Thrush

Tea Tree


Toothache

Cajeput, Chamomile


Urethritis

Cedar wood, Tea Tree


Vaginitis

Tea Tree


Varicose Veins

Cypress


Verruccas, Corns and Warts

Lemon, Tea Tree


Weepy Skin Conditions

Myrrh


Wounds

Chamomile, Lemon, Myrrh, Tea Tree

Mental, Spiritual and Emotional

Anger

Ylang Ylang


Anxiety

Bergamot, Petitgrain


Boredom

Lemongrass


Depression

Basil, Bergamot , Immortelle, Lavender, Lime, Sandalwood


Dull Days

Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Lime, Orange


Grief

Melissa


Headache

Chamomile, Lavender


Nervous Exhaustion and Fatigue

Basil, Peppermint, Rosemary


Insomnia

Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram


Loss of Appetite

Bergamot


Migraine

Lavender


Nervous Tension and Stress

Benzoin, Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cedar wood, Frankincense, Lavender, Sandalwood, Vetivert


Vertigo

Lavender, Peppermint


Shock

Peppermint, Petitgrain.


Fevers

Eucalyptus, Lemongrass


Insect Repellent

Lemongrass; Citronella, Lavender

Essential Oils Data File

Ambrette Seed Abelmoschus, moschatus
Source: seed, France
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: balancing calming
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: emollient aphrodisiac
Blends Well With: neroli, olibanum, rose, sandalwood, other floral oils


Amyris Amyris, balsamifera
Source: wood, West Indies
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: grounding, energizing. toning, balancing
Aroma Type: woodsy
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, emollient, soothing agent, stimulant
Blends Well With: lavender, citronella, cedar wood


Anise Pimpinella, ansisum
Source: nape fruit, China
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: energizing, toning
Aroma Type: anise
Traditional Use: deodorant
Blends Well With: amines, bay, cardamom, caraway, cedar wood, coriander, fennel, galbanum, mandarin
Safety Information: slight dermal toxicity; use recommended dilution or less


Armoise Artemisia, vulgaris
Source: entire plant, France
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: balancing, stimulating, energizing, toning
Aroma Type: aromatic
Traditional Use: emollient, soothing agent, muscle relaxant
Blends Well With: patchouli, rosemary, lavandin, sage, clary sage, cedar wood, cedar leaf
Safety Information: should be avoided by pregnant women


Basil Ocimum, basilicum
Source: leaves, Madagascar, France
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: soothing, energizing, toning
Aroma Type: anise
Traditional Use: deodorant, soothing agent, insect repellent, muscle relaxant
Blends Well With: bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, geranium, hyssop, lavender, marjoram, neroli,
Safety Information: use recommended dilution or less


Bay Pimenta, racemosa
Source: leaves, West Indies
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, energizing
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: aphrodisiac
Blends Well With: coriander, eucalyptus, ginger, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange, rose, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang
Safety Information: use recommended dilution or less; can cause skin irritation


Bergamot Citrus, bergamia
Source: fruit peel, Africa
Production Method: expression
Aromatherapy Class: calming, balancing
Aroma Type: citrus
Skin Type: oily, blemished, normal to combination
Traditional Use: antiseptic, deodorant, perfume, soothing agent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: chamomile, coriander, cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroll, ylang ylang
Safety Information: photo toxic


Birch Tar Betula, alba
Source: wood and bark, France
Production Method: steam distillation
Aroma Type: woodsy
Traditional Use: soothing agent, muscle relaxant
Blends Well With: patchouli, vetiver, copalla
Safety Information: should be avoided by pregnant women


Cajuput Melalecua, minor
Source: leaves and stems, Indonesia
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: soothing, stimulating, energizing
Aroma Type: camphoraceous
Skin Type: blemished
Traditional Use: antiseptic, deodorant, insect repellent
Blends Well With: bergamot, birch, cardamom, clove, geranium, lavender, myrtle, nutmeg, rose, thyme


Chamomile Blue Matricaria, recutita
Source: flowers, Germany
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: soothing, toning
Aroma Type: fruity
Skin Type: sensitive, blemished
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, aphrodisiac
Blends Well With: bergamot, jasmine, labdanum, neroll, clary sage, rose


Chamomile Roman Chamaemelum, nobile
Source: flowers, Europe
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: calming
Aroma Type: floral
Skin Type: sensitive
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: galbanum, eucalyptus, rosemary


Chamomile Moroc or Sauvage Ormenis, multicaulis
Source: blossoms, Morocco
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: balancing, soothing, calming, toning
Aroma Type: aromatic
Skin Type: sensitive
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: cypress, labdanum, lavandin, lavender, vetiver, cedar wood, olibanum


Camphor Cinnamomum, camphora
Source: wood, Japan
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: balancing, stimulating, toning, cooling
Aroma Type: camphoraceous
Traditional Use: deodorant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, aphrodisiac, muscle relaxant
Blends Well With: olibanum, ylang ylang, orange, mandarin
Safety Information: should be avoided by pregnant women


Cananga Cananga, odorata
Source: flowers, Java
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: balancing
Aroma Type: floral
Traditional Use: deodorant, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: bergamot, lavender, lemon, neroli, Palma Rosa, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang


Caraway Seed Canim, carvi
Source: seeds, Holland
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating
Aroma Type: minty
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant
Blends Well With: galbanum, eucalyptus, rosemary
Safety Information: slight dermal toxicity


Cardamon Elettania, cardamornum
Source: seeds, Central America
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, toning
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant,, skin conditioner, soothing agent
Blends Well With: coriander, olibanum, galbanum, geranium, juniper berry, lemon, myrtle


Carrot Seed Daccus, carota
Source: seeds, India
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, toning
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, aphrodisiac
Blends Well With: bergamot, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, orange, petitgrain, rosemary


Cedar Leaf Thua, occidntalis
Source: leaves and stems, United States
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: calming
Aroma Type: aromatic
Traditional Use: deodorant, astringent, soothing agent
Blends Well With: lavender, lavandin, rosemary, armoise


Cedarwood Jumperus, communis
Source: wood, United States
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: balancing, grounding, energizing
Aroma Type: woodsy
Traditional Use: antiseptic, skin conditioner, deodorant, insect repellent, soothing agent
Blends Well With: patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood


Celery Seed Apium, graveolens
Source: seeds, India
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, toning
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use:
Blends Well With: basil, caj eput, chamomile, grapefruit, guaicwood, lemon, orange, palma rosa, rosemary


Cinnamon Leaf Cinamonium, zeylanicum
Source: leaves and steams, Ceylon
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, energizing
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: anti-inflammatory agent, aphrodisiac, skin conditioner, deodorant
Blends Well With: caraway, citrus oils, clove, myrtle, nutmeg, olibanum
Safety Information: can cause skin imitation; moderate dermal toxicity


Cistus Cistus, ladaniferus
Source: resin, Morocco and Spain
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, toning, soothing,
Aroma Type: balsamic
Traditional Use: aroma fixative, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: clary sage, juniper berry, bergamot, cypress, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, olibanum, lavender, labdanum


Citronella Cymbopogon, nardus
Source: aerial parts, Java
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: soothing
Aroma Type: citrus
Traditional Use: insect repellent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: bergamot, lemon, orange, lemongrass


Clary Sage Salvia, sclarea
Source: flowering tops, Morocco
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: balancing, calming, toning
Aroma Type: herbaceous
Skin Type: normal to combination
Traditional Use: skin conditioner, astringent, soothing agent, aphrodisiac, muscle relaxant
Blends Well With: cedar wood, labdanum, citrus oils, lavender lavandin
Safety Information: use o recommended dilution or less


Clove Bud Salvia, sclarea
Source: flowers, Madagascar
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, energizing
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, soothing agent
Blends Well With: basil, black pepper, cinnamon, citronella, grapefruit, lemon, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, rosemary, rose
Safety Information: use recommended dilution or less; can cause skin irritation


Clove Leaf Eugenia, caryphyllata
Source: leaves and stems, Madagascar
Production Method: steam distillation %40001
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, energizing
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, soothing agent, insect repellent
Blends Well With: basil, black pepper, cinnamon, citronella, grapefruit, lemon, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, rosemary, rose
Safety Information: use recommended dilution or less; can cause skin irritation


Coriander Seed Copaifera, reticulata
Source: seeds, France
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: warming, stimulating
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, deodorant, soothing agent, aphrodisiac
Blends Well With: bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, citronella, cypress, galbanum, ginger, Jasmine, lemon, neroli, orange


Cypress Cupressus, sempervirens
Source: leaves and stems, France
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating
Aroma Type: coniferous
Skin Type: oily, blemished
Traditional Use: insect repellent, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant,
soothing agent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: bergamot, clary sage, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, orange, rosemary, sandalwood
Safety Information: Flammable


Eucalyptus Eucalyptus, globulus
Source: leaves and stems, Spain
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: toning, stimulating
Aroma Type: camphoraceous
Skin Type: blemished
Traditional Use: deodorant, antiseptic, soothing agent, skin conditioner, insect repellent
Blends Well With: coriander, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, thyme


Fennel Sweet Foeniculum, vulgare
Source: fruits, Italy
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: energizing, toning
Aroma Type: anise
Traditional Use: antiseptic, aphrodisiac, soothing agent, muscle relaxant
Blends Well With: basil, geranium, lavender, lemon, rose, rosemary, sandalwood
Safety Information: slight dermal toxicity; use recommended dilution or less


Galbanum Ferula, galbaniflua
Source: resin, Middle East and France
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: toning, stimulating
Aroma Type: green
Skin Type: blemished
Traditional Use: skin conditioner, muscle relaxant
Blends Well With: citronella, elemi, olibanum, jasmine, Palma Rosa, geranium, ginger, rose, ylang ylang


Geranium Pelargonium, graveolens
Source: leaves and stems, China
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: balancing, soothing
Skin Type: oily, dry
Aroma Type: floral
Traditional Use: skin refresher, astringent
Blends Well With: cedar wood, citronella, clary sage, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lime, neroli, orange, petitgram, rose, rosemary, sandalwood
Safety Information: slight dermal toxicity


Ginger Zingiber, officinale
Source: roots, China
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: energizing, warming
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: aphrodisiac, astringent
Blends Well With: cinnamon, coriander, clove, elemi, eucalyptus, olibanum, geranium, lemon, lime, myrtle, orange, rosemary, spearmint


Grapefruit Citrus, xparadisi
Source: fruit, United States
Production Method: expression
Aromatherapy Class: energizing
Aroma Type: citrus
Skin Type: dry, blemished
Traditional Use: soothing agent, astringent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: citrus oils, especially bergamot, orange


Hyssop Hyssopus, officinalis
Source: roots, India, Egypt and Europe
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: warming, stimulating, balancing
Aroma Type: herbaceous
Skin Type: blemished
Traditional Use: soothing agent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: celery, fennel, lavender, orange, rosemary, tangerine
Safety Information: should be avoided by pregnant women


Jasmine Absolute Jasminum, sambac
Source: flowers, Egypt
Production Method: solvent, extraction
Aromatherapy Class: uplifting, balancing
Aroma Type: floral
Skin Type: dry, normal to combination
Traditional Use: antiseptic, aphrodisiac, emollient, soothing agent
Blends Well With: all floral absolutes


Juniper Berry Juniperus, communis
Source: flowers, Yugoslavia
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: energizing
Aroma Type: coniferous
Skin Type: blemished
Traditional Use: astringent, skin detoxifier, deodorant, soothing agent
Blends Well With: elemi, cypress, clary sage, lavandin
Safety Information: Flammable


Laurelleaf Laurus, nobilis
Source: leaves, Morocco
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, equalizing
Aroma Type: aromatic
Blends Well With: citrus and spice oils, Jumper berry, cypress, rosemary


Lavandin Lavandula, intermedia
Source: leaves, France
Production Method: steam distillation
aromatherapy class: stimulating, energizing
Aroma Type: herbaceous
Traditional Use: soothing agent, muscle relaxant, skin conditioner, astringent
Blends Well With: clove, bay leaf, cinnamon, citronella, cypress, geranium, patchouli


Lavender Absolute Lavandula, officinalis
Source: flowering tops, France
Production Method: solvent extract
Aromatherapy Class: calming, balancing, soothing
Aroma Type: herbaceous
Skin Type: sensitive, all skin types
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, astringent
Blends Well With: lavender


Lavender Lavandula, angustfolia
Source: flowering tops, France
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: calming, balancing, soothing
Aroma Type: herbaceous
Skin Type: sensitive, all skin types
Traditional Use: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agent, muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, astringent
Blends Well With: bergamot, clove, rosemary, eucalyptus, patchouli, clary sage, rose, jasmine


Lavender Spike Lavandula, latifolia
Source: leaves and stems, Spain
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, energizing
Aroma Type: herbaceous
Skin Type: sensitive, all skin types
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, astringent
Blends Well With: lavender, lavandin, rosemary, eucalyptus, petitgrain, neroli


Lemon Citrus, limon
Source: fruit peels, United States
Production Method: expression
Aromatherapy Class: energizing, uplifting
Aroma Type: citrus
Skin Type: oily, blemished
Traditional Use: antiseptic, soothing agent
Blends Well With: neroli, clary sage, bergamot, citronella, orange flower, violet left, galbanum
Safety Information: photo toxic


Lemongrass Cymbopogon, citratus
Source: aerial parts, Guatemala
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: calming
Aroma Type: citrus
Skin Type: oily
Traditional Use: insect repellent, skin conditioner, soothing agent, muscle relaxant, deodorant, antiseptic
Blends Well With: geranium, jasmine, lavender
Safety Information: can cause skin irritation


Live Citrus, auranttifolia
Source: fruit peels, West Indies
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: energizing, uplifting
Aroma Type: citrus
Traditional Use: soothing agent, astringent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: clary sage, citronella, lavender, lavandi, neroli, rosemary


Nlandarin Citrus, reticulata
Source: fruit peels, India
Production Method: expression
Aromatherapy Class: calming
Aroma Type: citrus
Skin Type: aging/mature skin
Traditional Use: soothing agent, astringent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: basil, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, olibanum, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon lime, neroli, orange, rose


Marjoram Sweet Origanum, margorana
Source: flowering top, Spain
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: calming
Aroma Type: herbaceous
Traditional Use: antiseptic
Blends Well With: cedar wood, chamomile, cypress, lavender, mandarin, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, thyme


Menthe Pouliot Mentha, pulegium
Source: aerial parts, Affica
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: toning, stimulating
Aroma Type: minty
Safety Information: should be avoided by pregnant women


Mimosa Absolute Acacia, dealbata
Source: flowering tops, India
Production Method: solvent extraction
Aroma Type: floral
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: lavandin, lavender, ylang ylang, violet, citronella


Myrrh Commiphora, myrrha
Source: resin, Somolia
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: toning, stimulating, soothing
Aroma Type: balsamic
Skin Type: dry, aging/mature
Traditional Use: insect repellent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agent, emollient
Blends Well With: clove, olibanum, galbanum, lavender, patchouli, sandalwood
Safety Information: use recommended dilution or less


Myrtle Myrtus, communis
Source: flowering tops, Mediterranean
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: toning, stimulating
Aroma Type: camphoraceous
Skin Type: oily, blemished
Traditional Use: soothing agent, astringent, skin conditioner, muscle relaxant
Blends Well With: bergamot, cardamom, coriander, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, rosemary, spearmint, thyme, tea tree


Narcissus Absolute Narcissus, poeticus
Source: flowers, France
Production Method: solvent extraction
Aroma Type: floral
Traditional Use: perfume
Blends Well With: clove bud, Jasmine, neroll, ylang ylang, rose, mimosa, sandalwood


Neroli Citrus, aurantium
Source: flowers, France and Italy
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, balancing, uplifting
Aroma Type: citrus
Skin Type: sensitive, aging/mature
Traditional Use: antiseptic, emollient
Blends Well With: citrus oils, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang


Nutmeg Myristica, fragrens
Source: fruits, West Indies
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: energizing, stimulating, warming
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: antiseptic, muscle relaxant, aphrodisiac
Blends Well With: lavandin, bay, orange, geranium, clary sage, rosemary, lime, petitgrain, mandarin, coriander
Safety Information: use recommended dilution or less


Olibanum Boswellia, carteriii
Source: resin, India and France
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, toning, grounding
Aroma Type: balsamic
Skin Type: aging/mature
Traditional Use: skin conditioner, soothing agent
Blends Well With: basil, black pepper, galbanum, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, orange, patchouli, sandalwood
Safety Information: Flammable


Orange Flower Absolute Citrus, aurantium
Source: flowers, France
Production Method: solvent extraction
Aromatherapy Class: stimulating, balancing, uplifting
Aroma Type: floral
Skin Type: dry, aging/mature
Traditional Use: skin conditioner
Blends Well With: citrus oils, petitgrain, myrrh, neroli, floral absolutes


Orange Bitter Citrus, aurantium
Source: fruit peels, United States, Israel, France
Production Method: expression
Aromatherapy Class: calming
Aroma Type: citrus
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, astringent, soothing agent
Blends Well With: lavandin, lavender, rosemary, clary sage, labdanuin


Orange Sweet Citrus, auarantium
Source: fruit peels, West Indies and United States
Production Method: expression
Aromatherapy Class: calming
Aroma Type: citrus
Skin Type: dry, aging/mature
Traditional Use: astringent, soothing agent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: citrus oils, petitgrain, neroli, orange flower


Orris Resinoid Ins, pallida
Source: roots, Morocco
Production Method: solvent, extraction
Aroma Type: floral
Traditional Use: emollient, perfume


Otto Rose Bulgarian Rosa, damascena
Source: flowers, Morocco and Turkey
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: cooling, balancing, calming, toning
Aroma Type: floral
Traditional Use: astringent
Blends Well With: floral oils, especially jasmine


Palma Rosa Cymbopogon, martini
Source: aerial parts, India
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class:
Aroma Type: floral
Skin Type: dry
Traditional Use: insect repellent, skin conditioner, soothing agent, emollient, muscle relaxant
Blends Well With: geranium, cananga, amyris, guaicawood


Patchouli Pogostermon, cablm
Source: leaves, Indonesia
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: soothing, toning
Aroma Type: woodsy
Skin Type: oily, blemished
Traditional Use: anti-inflammatory agent, antiseptic, astringent, aphrodisiac, perfume
Blends Well With: labdanum, vetiver, sandalwood, cedar wood, geranium, clove, lavender, rose, neroli, bergamot, myrrh, clary sage


Pepper, Black Piper, nigrum
Source: fruits, India and Indonesia
Production Method: steam distillation
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: muscle relaxant, aphrodisiac
Blends Well With: olibanum, sandalwood, lavender, rosemary, marjoram


Peppermint Mentha, piperita
Source: aerial parts, United States
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: energizing, stimulating
Aroma Type: minty
Skin Type: blemished
Traditional Use: insect repellent, emollient, antiseptic, muscle relaxant
Blends Well With: bergamot, geranium, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sandalwood
Safety Information: can cause skin irritation


Petitgrain Citrus, aurantium
Source: leaves and stems, Europe
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: calming
Aroma Type: citrus
Blends Well With: citrus oils, lavender, clary sage, rosemary, olibanum.


Pimento Berry Pinienta, dioica
Source: fruits, Cuba, Mexico and United States
Production Method: steam distillation
Aroma Type: spicy
Traditional Use: aphrodisiac
Blends Well With: ginger, geranium, lavender, labdanum, ylang ylang, patchouli, Orris
Safety Information: use recommended dilution or less; can cause skin irritation


Rose Absolute Bulgarian Rosa, centifolia
Source: flowers, Bulgaria and Morocco
Production Method: solvent extraction
Aromatherapy Class: cooling, balancing, calming, toning
Aroma Type: floral
Skin Type: dry, sensitive, normal to combination, aging/mature
Traditional Use: perfume, skin conditioner, aphrodisiac


Rose Concrete Rosa, damascena
Source: flowering tops, Bulgaria and Turkey
Production Method: solvent extraction
Aromatherapy Class: cooling, balancing, changing, toning
Aroma Type: floral
Traditional Use: perfume, emollient, aphrodisiac


Rose Rosa, damascena
Source: flowers, Turkey
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: cooling, balancing, calming, toning
Aroma Type: floral
Skin Type: dry, sensitive, normal to combination, aging/mature
Traditional Use: perfume, emollient, aphrodisiac


Rosemary Rosmarmius, officinalis
Source: leaves, Tunisia
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: energizing, stimulating
Aroma Type: camphoraceous
Skin Type: oily, blemished
Traditional Use: antiseptic, muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: olibanum, lavender, lavandin, citronella, thyme, basil, peppermint, labdanum, elemi, cedar wood, petitgrain, cinnamon
Safety Information: use recommended dilution or less


Sage Salvia, officinalis
Source: leaves, Spain
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: energizing, stimulating
Aroma Type: camphoraceous
Skin Type: oily
Traditional Use: soothing agent
Blends Well With: lavandin, rosemary,, citrus oils
Safety Information: should be avoided by pregnant women


Sandalwood Santalum, album
Source: wood, East India
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: calming, grounding
Aroma Type: woodsy
Skin Type: oily, blemished, sensitive, dry
Traditional Use: antiseptic, emollient, soothing agent, astringent, insect repellent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: rose, violet, clove, lavender, black pepper, bergamot, geranium, labdanum, vetiver, patchouli, mimosa, myrrh, jasmine


Spearmint Mentha, spicata
Source: flowering tops, United States
Aromatherapy Class: calming, balancing, soothing
Aroma Type: herbaceous
Skin Type: sensitive, all skin types
Traditional Use: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agent, muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, astringent
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: calming
Aroma Type: minty
Skin Type: blemished
Traditional Use: insect repellent, emollient, astringent, soothing agent, muscle relaxant spearmint oil (cont)
Blends Well With: bergamot, jasmine, lavender, sandalwood
Safety Information: use recommended dilution or less


Tangerine Citrus, tangelo
Source: fruit peels, United States
Production Method: expression
Aromatherapy Class: energizing
Aroma Type: citrus
Skin Type: oily
Traditional Use: astringent
Blends Well With: basil, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, olibanum, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, orange, rose


Tea Tree Melaleuca, altermflora
Source: leaves and stems, Australia
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: energizing, stimulating, toning
Skin Type: oily, blemished
Aroma Type: camphoraceous
Traditional Use: insect repellent, antiseptic
Blends Well With: lavandin, lavender, clary sage, rosemary, cananga, geranium, marjoram, clove, nutmeg


Thyme Red Thymus, vulgaris
Source: flowering tops, Spain
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: energizing, stimulating, toning
Aroma Type: spicy
Skin Type: blemished
Traditional Use: deodorant, antiseptic
Blends Well With: bergamot, lemon, rosemary, lavender, lavandin, marjoram
Safety Information: use recommended dilution or less; can cause skin irritation


Tolu Balsam Resinoid Myroxylon, balsamurn
Source: resin, South America
Production Method: solvent extraction
Aromatherapy Class: calming, grounding
Aroma Type: balsamic
Traditional Use: emollient, skin conditioner


Tonka Resinoid Dipteryx, odorata
Source: seeds, France
Production Method: solvent extraction
Aroma Type: tobacco
Traditional Use: soothing agent
Blends Well With: lavender, lavandin


Vanilla Absolute Vanilla, planifolia
Source: seeds, Madagascar
Production Method: solvent extraction
Aroma Type: balsamic
Traditional Use: emollient, aphrodisiac
Blends Well With: sandalwood, vetiver


Vetiver Vetivena, zizamodes
Source: roots, Haiti
Production Method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy Class: balancing, grounding
Aroma Type: woodsy
Skin Type: sensitive, aging/mature
Traditional Use: emollient
Blends Well With: sandalwood, Jasmine, patchouli, lavender, clary sage, mimosa, ylang ylang


Violet Leaves Viola, odorata
Source: leaves, France and Egypt
Production Method: solvent extraction
Aromatherapy Class: calming, balancing
Aroma Type: herbaceous
Traditional Use: soothing agent, skin conditioner
Blends Well With: clary sage, basil


Ylang Ylang Absolute Cananga, oforata
Source: Flowers, Indonesia
Production Method: Solvent extraction
Aromatherapy Class: Calming, balancing
Aroma Type: Floral
Skin Type: Oily, dry, normal to combination, aging/mature
Traditional Use: Perfume, aphrodisiac
Blends Well With: Bergamot, lavender, lemon, narcissus, neroli, Palma Rosa, sandalwood, vetiver

Warnings for Guide to Aromatherapy

Remember that this is just a guide and to consult an aroma therapist for proper use of these oils and tell your doctor what you are using!

Warning! Most oils, unless specifically mentioned, should not be used on the skin without first diluting with a suitable carrier oil!

Some oils, Champhor; Fennel; Hyssop; Sage and Rosemary, should not be used by persons with Epilepsy.

Those who are pregnant should avoid using Aniseed; Basil; Clary Sage; Cypress; Cinnamon; Fennel; Hyssop; Jasmine; Juniper; Marjoram; Myrrh; Origanum; Peppermint; Rose; Rosemary; Sage; Thyme: Especially in the first three months unless used with an aroma therapist.

Please note that the warnings about using oils whilst pregnant are here because of rumors about some oils causing bleeding and possible aborting.


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