Bergamot (Citrus bergamia): An uplifting and harmonizing fragrance. Affinity with Heart Chakra. Uniquely appropriate when emotional effects of stress/depression are echoed in the physical body. Anti-spasmodic, anti-depressant, cramping, anxiety, depression and stress-related conditions; has a refreshing and uplifting quality. Acne, boils, cold sores, eczema, insect repellent and bites, oily complexion, psoriasis, scabies, spots, varicose ulcers, wounds. NOTE: Can make skin sensitive to sunlight and ultraviolet light. Avoid during pregnancy.
Black Pepper (Piper nigra): A stimulating and arousing fragrance. Helps to remove blocks that prevent the free flow of energy, especially between the Solar Plexus and the Heart Chakras. Strengthener, stimulant. Helps promote stamina, build courage, sharpen concentration, and enhance sexual prowess. Gives comfort to a heart made cold by sorrow or neglect. Anemia, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, neuralgia, poor circulation, poor muscle tone. NOTE: Not compatible with homeopathic treatment.
Carrot Seed (Daucus carota): Strengthens inner vision enabling the user to perceive the highest truth in times of doubt or confusion. Helps to remove blocks that prevent the free flow of energy, especially between the Solar Plexus and the Heart Chakras. Dry or damaged skin; wrinkles, dermatitis, eczema, rashes; precancerous skin conditions. Improves skin tone, elasticity, health.
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlanticus): A relaxing, harmonizing, and arousing fragrance. Associated with Brow and Crown Chakras. Harmonizes the mind, body, and spirit and helps relax an over-intellectualized mind. Increases spiritual awareness while grounding believer in here and now. Strengthens our connection with the Divine. Strengthening tonic for encouraging self-acceptance, self-love, and sensuality and sexual pleasure. Powerful antiseptic and mucolytic. NOTE: Avoid during pregnancy.
Chamomile, English (Anthemis nobilis): A relaxing fragrance. Affinity with Throat chakra in its highest octaves. Helps one express highest spiritual truth; may assist channeling. For hypersensitivity or irritability from whatever cause, acts as a soothing and calming balm. Promotes a sense of inner balance, peacefulness, and patience. Soothes oversensitivity and tension. Deadens pain while easing muscular & joint aches; neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains. Acne, burns, chilblains, dermatitis, insect bites, rashes, sensitive skin.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): A sweet, spicy-hot fragrance. Warming, Secular, Fair-minded. Positive Attributes: invigorated, steadfast, benevolent, strength, practical, energized, realistic, and direct. Counteracts: instability, severity, bleakness, malice, spitefulness, coldness, fear, nervous exhaustion, debility, introversion, superficiality. Root Chakra. Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, digestive, hemostatic, parasiticide, Stimulant (circulatory, cardiac, respiratory), vermifuge. NOTE: Leaf can be used in skin care; root never.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea): A relaxing, uplifting, and arousing fragrance. Associated with Sacral and Brow Chakras. Helps lighten the heavy states of fatigue, sadness, or fear. Reawakens the weary, soothes the despondent, and calms the anxious. Inspires dreams, stimulates creativity, and sets free the spirit for passion. Cramping, amenorrhea, labor pain, dysmenorrhea, leucorrhea, depression, migraine, nervous tension. NOTE: Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use while drinking alcohol as it can induce a narcotic effect and exaggerate drunkenness as well as lead to nightmares.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens): Fresh, woody, pine like, pungent, smoky, sweet-balsamic tenacious fragrance. Protective, righteous, wise, direction. Positive attributes: Strength, comfort, change, direction assertion, control, understanding, balance, sensitivity, generosity of spirit, contentment, stillness, confidence, inner peace, wisdom, purity of heart, stability, patience, trust, incorruptibility, structured, softly powerful, direct, willpower, straightforward. Counteracts: grief, sorrow, self-loathing, pressurized, being dominated, opinionated, jealous, lethargic, weak-willed, fearful, emotional turmoil, frustrated, unable to speak up for oneself, loss, regret, lack of concentration. Transition, transformation, renewal. Solar Plexus Chakra.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus): Pungent and camphor-like scent with a woody undertone. Purifies a place or Being. Antiseptic and purifier. Deadens pain, arthritis, rheumatism, poor circulation, muscular aches & pains, sprains. Helps to dispel melancholy & revive the spirits. Restores vitality & a positive outlook. Promotes within us a wider perspective on life. Affinity with Heart Chakra. Aroma promotes deep breathing, while the green of the Heart Chakra expands & relaxes the chest & lungs. Enhances breathing, promoting uptake of oxygen by red blood cells. NOTE: Toxic and fatal if taken internally.
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri): A relaxing and harmonizing fragrance. Long known as a Crown Chakra oil because of its ability to connect us with the Divine within and without. Resonates with both Crown and Base Chakras, helping us to understand the unity of spirit and body. Gently soothes and fortifies while helping to liberate the emotions from past grievances or fears. Helps break ties from the past. Frees the spirit from negativity; profoundly elevates the psyche, encouraging a search for the eternal, and strengthening a connection with the divine. Slows down and deepens your breath, imbues the mind with calmness and peace. Blemishes, wounds, acne, scars, wrinkles, cancer.
Geranium, Rose (Pelargonium graveoloens): An uplifting and harmonizing fragrance. Resonates with Heart, Throat, and Sacral Chakras. Associated with water, love, fertility, and protection. Inhaling scent calms and refreshes body and psyche. A calming and balancing oil that helps to regulate the natural rhythms of the emotions, so has either a calming or an uplifting effect, depending on individual need. Useful for anxiety, depression, and debility. Acne, bruises, broken capillaries, dermatitis, oily complexion, eczema. Good oil for children and pregnancy. If pregnant, please consult a professional aromatherapist!
Ginger (Zingiber officinale): A bright scent. Resonates with Solar Plexus, Sacral, Throat, and Root Chakras. Associated with fire, prosperity, love, power, healing. Strengthens the Being and warms the Spirit. Promotes courage, confidence, aggression, purification, and success on all levels. Applying the perfume oil to your temples when leaving home opens the door to an exciting, romantic time. Offer whole ginger root to the elemental spirits. Deadens pain, anti-spasmodic, arthritis, poor circulation, rheumatism, sprains, strains, muscular aches & pains.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisii): An uplifting and stimulating fragrance. Resonates with Sacral, Solar Plexus, and Crown Chakras. Associated with air, protection, and healing. It is an antidepressant; strengthens the spirit and self-esteem. Revitalizes and revives when energy is low or the emotions heavy. Gentle, uplifting tonic, helps counterbalance the effects of stress and stabilize mental states. Stimulates the appetite. NOTE: Can make skin sensitive to sunlight and ultraviolet light.
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum; H. angustifolium; H. orientale): Activates the right (intuitive) side of the brain. Induces feelings of compassion. Affinity with Brow Chakra; links Heart and Brow Chakras. Anti-inflammatory, nervine, rheumatism, muscular aches.
Jasmine (Jasminium officinalis & J. grandiflorum): A relaxing, uplifting, and arousing fragrance. Resonates with the Root, Heart, and Crown Chakras, linking the centers of Spirituality and Love to the Sexual center. Helps us understand there is no division between physical and Divine love; aids in the spiritualization of sexuality. Scent favored by the Angels. Invites relaxation, clears away worry, calms the nerves. Firmly uplifting ~ helps to counteract even severe melancholy and to instill positive feeling of confidence and optimism. Uplifting, euphoric. Sublime arousal of yearnings for creativity, of release from restraint, and of passion. Powerful aphrodisiac. NOTE: Avoid during pregnancy.
Juniper (Juniperus comm-munis): Releases accumulated toxins, eases muscular aches and pains; aids release of anxiety, nervous tension and stress. NOTE: Stimulates the uterine muscle and MUST NOT be used during pregnancy. Should not be used by those with kidney disease.
Lavender (Lavendula officinalis): A relaxing and harmonizing fragrance. Induces a sense of peacefulness and integration. Lavender helps to bring the higher and lower centers of the Chakra system into balancing harmony with each other. Has a strong affinity for the Solar Plexus, helping to calm extremes of emotion. Strongest affinity with Crown Chakra, where the expansive, healing nature of the oil finds its fullest expression. Helps in reaching deeper levels of meditation as well as with integrating our spirituality into everyday life. Stabilizes, balances, calms, soothes, and eases agitation. Mood swings, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Stimulates the regeneration of cells. Acne, lumbago, muscular aches & pains, rheumatism, sprains, sunburn, wounds, spots, dermatitis, eczema, insect bites & stings. Deadens pain.
Lemon (Citrus limonum): An uplifting and stimulating fragrance. Produces clarity of thinking and conciseness of expression. Reviving, cooling; helps direct the focus. Energizes and revitalizes. NOTE: Can make skin sensitive to sunlight and ultraviolet light.
Mandarin, Red (Citrus reticulata): A delicate, fruity, floral aroma. Soft and delicate, it breathes a message of happiness; helps us get in touch with our inner child. At its highest level it embodies the energy of the Christ child. Has pronounced relaxing qualities; children love this oil! Soothes restlessness, especially in hyperactive children, calms the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, and ameliorates stubborn patterns of insomnia in combination with orange oil.
Marjoram (Origanum majorana): A relaxing fragrance. One of the most calming of all the oils; sedates the senses; induces peaceful sleep. Oil diminishes the desire for sexual contact: this is a specific physical effect of the oil; associated with celibacy. Eases loneliness and grief. Inspires a sense of quiet well-being. Deadens pain, anti-spasmodic, nervine, arthritis, lumbago, rheumatism, sprains, strains, muscular aches & stiffness. NOTE: Do no use during pregnancy. Do not use oil for lengthy periods of time unless committed to lifelong celibacy. Prolonged use has a deadening effect on the emotions as well.
Neroli (Citrus aurantium): A relaxing and arousing fragrance. Associated with purity; brings us in touch with our higher selves. Calming and de-stressing action on physical and mental bodies. Inspires tranquility. Has an affinity with the Eighth Chakra facilitating all spiritual work. Stimulates the regeneration of cells. Anxiety/panic, sudden emotional shock/hysteria, restless insomnia. Ability to allay fear. Mild aphrodisiac. Stimulates circulation, tones the complexion.
Orange, Sweet (Citrus aurantium; C. sinensis): An uplifting, refreshing, warming, happy, cheerful fragrance. Raises the spirits, spreading a sense of light and optimism. Nourishes the Soul, feeding it with feelings of Joy. Imbues atmosphere with a joyful, positive mood. Happy & uplifting, Orange can bring the sunshine into an individual’s life. Orange allows one to expel any sour feelings in the heart & soul as well as attracts good fortune & luck. Self-purification, transforms depression into peace or even joy. Mildly sedating relaxant. Unblocks & circulates stagnant Qi in Liver, Stomach, intestines. Anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aperitive, bactericidal, carminative, digestive, fungicidal, febrifuge, hypotensive. NOTE: Can make skin sensitive to sunlight and ultraviolet light.
Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini): Thought to aid healing ~ use in healing rooms. Warming to the body, relaxes tight muscles, uplifts mood, comforting. Wrinkles; valuable for all kinds of treatment for the face, hands, feet, neck & lips; moisturizer.
Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli): An uplifting and arousing fragrance. An aphrodisiac of magical powers associated with the Sacral Chakra. Mood uplifting, calming. Exerts a strengthening and grounding effect on the Base Chakra. Imbues sense of individual powerfulness; banishes lethargy; sharpens the wits. Helps to ground and integrate energy and keep us in touch with our physical selves. Stimulates the growth of healthy new tissue. Mild antiseptic; promotes skin toning. NOTE: Use sparingly.
Pepper, Black (Piper nigra): A stimulating and arousing fragrance. Helps to remove blocks that prevent the free flow of energy, especially between the Solar Plexus and the Heart Chakras. Strengthener, stimulant. Helps promote stamina, build courage, sharpen concentration, and enhance sexual prowess. Gives comfort to a heart made cold by sorrow or neglect. Anemia, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, neuralgia, poor circulation, poor muscle tone. NOTE: Not compatible with homeopathic treatment.
Peppermint (Mentha piperata): A stimulating fragrance. Acts upon the ego, dispelling pride. Helps overcome feelings of inferiority. Associated with cleanliness, helps those who want to live an ethical life. Known to increase intellectual prowess. Strengthens the memory, focuses concentration, and revives mental fatigue. Scent halts negative thoughts, temporarily divorcing you from their effects. Has ability to stimulate both clarity of mind & flashes of intuition. Use to create changes within one’s life. Affinity with heart and crown chakras…stimulates the flow of energy between them. Life qualities of expansion, freshness, exhilaration, renewal, awakening, lucidity. Acne, dermatitis, ringworm, scabies, toothache; Neuralgia. Liver & digestive problems, infections, headaches, arthritis. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiphlogistic, antipruritic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, carminative, cephalic, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stomachic, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge. NOTE: Avoid during pregnancy or while breast-feeding (except as a tea). Use with extreme care on children under 2 or not at all. Avoid using with hypertension, epilepsy, fever, or heart disease. Possible sensitization due to menthol. Not compatible with homeopathic treatment.
Pine (Pinus sylvestris): An uplifting and arousing fragrance. An ancient symbol of male virility, oil is an exhilarating aphrodisiac. Overcomes mental fatigue, nervous exhaustion, and general debility; promotes feelings of warm well-being. Powerful antiseptic, cleansing and invigorating, promotes feelings of energy. Speeds healing of the physical body. Clears negative energy.
Rose (Rosa damascena, R. centifolia, R. officinalis): A relaxing, harmonizing, and arousing fragrance. One of the most feminine and seductive of fragrances. A symbol of pure love and creativity; inspires a love of life, a joy in its beauty, and a sense of harmony with the Divine. Supreme oil of the Heart Chakra, the center of Love ~ any and all kinds of love. Brings healing to the Heart Chakra and helps it to open again after grief. Emotionally uplifting, soothing, comforting. Has an equal affinity with the Sacral Center, uniting within itself the human and the Divine aspects of love, thereby spiritualizing sexual relationships. The highest vibrations of Rose resonate with the Crown Chakra. THE favorite scent of the Angels. Thread veins; dry, mature & sensitive skin, wrinkles, eczema, herpes. Cell rejuvenator, soothes & heals various skin conditions. Antibacterial, anti-depressive, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-tubercular agent, calmative, depurative, laxative, neuro-tonic; tonic: heart, liver, stomach; sexual tonic, general tonic, Uterine tonic.
Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis): An uplifting and stimulating fragrance. Affinity with the Brow Chakra, stimulating brain and mental activity. Associated with clear thought and clear-sightedness. Stimulates mental activity; enhances memory. Restores clarity and triggers the will to overcome inertia or indecision. Psychic protector; physical stimulant. Protects against negative emotions; provides support in times of stress. Restores and rejuvenates mature skin. Deadens pain, rheumatism, arteriosclerosis, fluid retention, gout, poor circulation. Muscular & joint aches & pains. Anti-bacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-infectious, anti-rheumatic, analgesic, anti-oxidant, bactericidal, cardio-tonic, carminative, digestive, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticidal, restorative. Tonic of the nervous system; sexual tonic; general tonic. Energizing the qi-energy of the heart, rosemary oil strengthens the heartbeat and encourages the flow of arterial blood. Increases blood supply to the brain, the oil can be used for poor concentration and nervous debility. As an herb of remembrance, it helps us to remember our own true path. NOTE: Plant itself promotes menstrual bleeding and should be avoided in all forms by pregnant and/or nursing women. Not to be used by epileptics. Contra-indicated in cases of high blood pressure or heart disease. Do not use on children under 2 years. Should not be used late in the day as it will cause sleeplessness.
Rosewood (Aniba roseodora): Affinity with crown Chakra ~ can have an opening effect if receiver is ready. Has an overall calming effect. A subtle aphrodisiac. Acne, dermatitis, scars, wounds, wrinkles; good for general skin care of all skin types.
Sage (Salvia officinalis): Promotes wisdom. Highly regenerative. Dissolves lipids so used against cellulite. Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and estrogen-mimicking.NOTE: Avoid during pregnancy. Not to be used by epileptics or other vulnerable groups. Contra-indicated in cases of high blood pressure.
Sandalwood (Santalum album): Quiets the mental chatter, stills the conscious mind, allowing one to move into the deepest states of meditation. A very complex oil having affinities with the Root, Sacral, Heart, Throat, and Crown Chakras. One of its greatest virtues lies in linking the Root and the Crown Chakras. Soothing, relaxing, uplifting, grounding, opening. Calming, soothing; heals cracked, chapped and dry skin. Acne, moisturizer.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata): SEE Peppermint.
Tangerine (Citrus nobilis): An energy scent drenched with the powers of the Sun. Add to power and strength mixtures. Uplifting, calming, soothing. NOTE: Could make skin sun-sensitive. SEE Mandarin, Red.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia): A spicy, warm, balsamic, fresh, medicinal, pungent scent. Abscess, acne, athlete’s foot, blisters, burns, cold sores, dandruff, herpes, insect bites, oily skin, rashes, spots, verrucae, warts, wounds (infected). Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial, expectorant, parasiticide, vulnerary, immune enhancing. Increases production of white-blood cells.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris): A stimulating fragrance. Encourages the flow of vital energy to the mind and emotional centers. Strengthens the memory, focuses concentration, and overcomes mental exhaustion. Revives the spirits and stimulates the desire to take decisive, positive action. Increases concentration, memory, and general mental acuity. Strengthening and energizing on all levels. Closes down the psychic mind in favor of the conscious, intellectual mind; activates the left side of the brain. Helps one switch back into everyday routine. Eases muscular & joint aches; simulates circulation; rheumatism, sprains, sports injuries. NOTE: Contra-indicated in cases of high blood pressure and/or overactive thyroid. Avoid in pregnancy.
Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia): A warm, tenacious, arousing scent. Associated with water, sex, love, physical energy, magical energy. The fragrance of vanilla revitalizes the body producing bioelectrical energy which can be channeled into physical exertion or magical rituals. Scent is closest to mother’s milk. Emotional healing; produces feelings of happiness and pleasant childhood memories. The sensual fragrance appeals equally to both men and women. Associated with water, passion, mental powers, alms, soothes nerves, relaxes. Stimulates the mind and promotes endurance, inspiration, intuition, patience, and facilitates better organizational skills.
Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides): A relaxing and arousing fragrance. “The Oil of Tranquility”. Relieves extreme anxiety, nervous tension, and resultant insomnia. Grounding and earthing agent. Has a very special relationship with the Chakra System: On a general level it is balancing to the Chakra system, bringing the energies of all the major chakras into harmony, balance and alignment with each other. For the Root Chakra it is calming and grounding. Guards against injury through oversensitivity at the Solar Plexus; strengthens inner determination, and engenders a spirit of acceptance and forgiveness. Renowned aphrodisiac, especially in the East (Sacral Center). Revitalizing tonic to mature skin. Acne, cuts, wounds.
Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata): A relaxing and arousing fragrance. Resonates with Heart and Sacral Chakras. Associated with water, love, peace, calming, tension relieving. Balancing, strengthens spirit, magnetic to higher vibrations. Powerful aphrodisiac; calming, relaxes tight muscles; mood uplifting, encourages communication. Helps to reunite our emotional and sensual natures. Soothes and entices, opens and centers us. Creates feelings of peace; dispels anger. Lifts and calms the emotions, creating a balanced, mellow mood; soothes anger, frustration, fear, and sadness. Has a toning and balancing effect on the skin ~ good for all skin types. NOTE: Use in low concentrations to prevent possible headache or nausea.
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