A-Z Essential Oil Guide
What are essential oils made from?
Essential oils are extracted from raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel. The most common way of process essential oils is through the steam distillation process. To extract the oil out of the plant material it’s done gently, slowly and skilfully. The pressure and temperature of the distillation needs to be controlled. If not done correctly could result in oxidation and being destroyed.
What are essential oils used for?
The highly concentrate essential oils are a beneficial healing liquid and a true source used in aromatherapy for its physical and psychological therapeutic practices. The best oils are 100% natural with no artificially added fragrances used through inhaling.
Essential oils helps stimulate the olfactory system (the part of the brain connected to smell) the molecules known as sesquiterpenes are capable of penetrating the blood-brain barrier and are entered through the nose or mouth and then spread throughout the body.
How do essential oils work with our emotions?
The essential oils work by calming the central nervous system and helping us to relax instead of allowing the build-up of anxiety in the body. What most people don’t understand is that anxiety creates an acidic condition in the body. This activates an enzyme which results in that anxiety being stored in our DNA. Essential oils supports the body in minimizing this reaction and help to effect emotions trapped within various organs and tissues of the body
Furthermore health benefits of aromatherapy includes its ability to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, boost energy levels, metabolism, eliminate headaches, induce sleep, strengthen immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion and increase circulation.
Essential Oils for Health & Emotional application
Ooh La Lava Essential Oil Guide
Angelica- The Angelica essential oil is a powerful oil for anxiety, respiratory and digestive issues, it’s very effective when working with the Root (1st chakra), which deals with survival, living on the planet and grounding, Heart (4th chakra), which deals with love for self and love for the Divine, Brow (6th chakra), which deals with spiritual gift of seeing as well as how we see ourselves and how we see the world, and the Crown (7th chakra), which deals with our higher information and connection to the Divine.
Arborvitae- meaning “Tree of Life” this essential oil helps to promote grounding, calming, and spiritual trust. Like all tree oils, it can help us stand strong and stable. It also helps those of us who feel like everything is or has to be a struggle, or that we must do things ourselves without help. It can help a person process through control issues, rigidity, trust, fighting with reality and courage.
Balsam Fir- Balsam Fir essential oil is grounding and balancing, while stimulating to the mind and relaxing to the body. Has a real power to purify the air and the soul with its disinfecting and calming properties Excellent respiratory and antimicrobial aid for the flu and colds, body odour, Boost metabolism, pain reliever, used as antiseptic as well as detoxify the body.
Basil-basil essential oils are helpful in dealing with feelings of anxiousness, fear, or nervousness, and has been said to be the oil of "renewal". It is strengthening and calming to the heart and mind, making it perfect for overwhelm, stress, fatigue, and may even assist a person in their efforts to overcome addiction, minor skin irritations, Fatigued or sore muscles and joints and sharpen focus while studying or reading.
Bergamot- The bergamot essential oil is extracted from the peel of the fruit, leaving a citrusy and sweet aroma. Bergamot “The Oil of Self-Acceptance”, helps one's “sense of self”: self-love, self-worth, self-acceptance, self-judgment and self-hatred. Often used to support the digestive system and rejuvenate the skin, frequently used in massage therapy for its calming and soothing properties.
Birch- birch essential oil smells minty, is known for “the oil of support”, helping you find your own inner support and strength, rooting yourself into your own centre and allowing you to seek, find, and receive support in new ways. Used for massaging into the solar plexus for increased confidence. Beneficial for soothing achy muscles and joints, oily skin conditions, respiratory function and promotes feelings of strength, warmth, and vitality
Black Pepper- Black pepper essential oil helps people to examine things with clarity and honesty, allows a person to take off their own facade or mask, share their true thoughts and emotions and be real to them. Health benefits, rich source of antioxidants, Aids digestion, healthy circulation and soothes anxious feelings.
Cardamom- Cardamom essential oils are often used for issues centring around outbursts of anger, rage or frustration. Cardamom oil is used to help you step back from a situation to see it more clearly. Health benefits eases indigestion and maintains an optimal gastrointestinal balance, calms stomach upset and uplifts mood, promotes clear breathing and respiratory health.
Carrot Seed- Carrot essential oil used in aromatherapy for it’s mild and soothing earthy aroma which is very effective in relieving stress and anxiety and giving a refreshing feeling. Health benefits, extremely skin-healing and rejuvenating for the liver and kidney, relieve muscle aches, helps cure cancer of stomach, mouth, prostate and kidney.
Cassia- Cassia essential oil is used to encourage a person’s sense of self, inner strength and courage. Also helps with self-confidence and trying new things. Health benefits promote healthy immune system, digestion, warming and an uplifting aroma.
Cedarwood- Emotionally, cedarwood essential oil is said to have grounding, calming effect on the nervous system and is thought to have the spiritual effect of bringing people together. It's most frequently used for the nervous and respiratory system, but it is supportive of the urinary system as well. Health benefits relaxing and soothing aroma is perfect for massage, helps support and maintains healthy respiratory function, quick skin recovery and promotes healthy looking skin.
Celery Seed- Celery seed essential oil is high in antioxidants, regulates blood pressure and cholesterol is great for managing blood sugar levels, anit-inflammatory, ease menstrual cramps, diuretic, ease arthritic conditions, act as an excellent mosquito repellent, research also declare that Celery seed oil might prevent ovarian cancer as well as breast cancer with its antioxidant properties.
Cilantro- cilantro essential oil has an herbaceous, fresh, and slightly citrusy aroma. It’s has emotional benefits as well, such as relief from stress, and energetic support in helping a person honour their boundaries, find courage, process the events of life, and stay true to their authentic self. Health benefits rich in antioxidants, helps digestion, soothing to the skin, powerful cleanser and detoxifier.
Cinnamon Bark- Emotionally and spiritually, aroma is very spicy, and warm, cinnamon bark essential oil is related to the lower chakras and can encourage self-acceptance or self-confidence, sexual expression, and the clearing of trapped emotions from past trauma. Health benefits it maintains a healthy immune system, promotes oral health, help sore muscles and joints.
Cistus- Cistus essential oil comes from the flowering tops of Cistus ladaniferus. Cistus essential oil is known for its meditative effect it works to relax the mind, calm the nerves, and promote a sense of soothing and ease, it is said to slow the mind of clutter to allow for centring and deeper concentration. Helps to change negative thoughts, bring emotions back to a place of serenity, and provide a balance of hormones. Health benefits aging skin, fight urinary infections, reduce arthritis pain and aid in circulation.
Citronella- Citronella essential oil gives relief and comfort from anxiety and negative feelings. It induces a fresh, happy feeling and hope. Benefits clear the stomach from infections, kills intestinal worms, fatigue, nausea and Insect repellent
Clary Sage- Clary Sage essential oil is about "clarity", giving you the ability to see clearly or dispelling confusion and illusion. It helps us to open ourselves to intuition and inner wisdom to be guided by an understanding that is both deeper within and further beyond us. Health benefits, helps balance hormones, sooths nervous tension and monthly discomforts from menstrual cycles, calming and soothing to the skin.
Clove- Clove essential oil- Energetically, mentally, and emotionally, promotes healthy boundaries, helping a person feel empowered and encouraged to stand strong and break patterns of being victimized. Its powerful antioxidants help with the immune system, respiratory and digestive support. Supports cardiovascular health, promotes circulation and helps sooth teeth and gums.
Copaiba- Copaiba essential oil helps reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, protect against infection, heal the skin, prevent fungal growth, boost respiratory health, improve bladder control, speed healing, improve health of the skin, tighten the skin, and lower blood pressure.
Coriander- Energetically, coriander essential oil is used to help a person honour their own needs and boundaries with more flexibility for the way in which things should be done. It can help people that feel controlled by others, to help let go and to truly find yourself. Benefits digestion and eases stomach upset, soothes joints and muscle discomfort, aids in healthy insulin response and rejuvenating the skin.
Cumin - Supports a person who’s experienced some form of abuse, helps clear the emotional and physical pain you may be holding onto. Also it can help provide an emotional barrier or boundary as you examine, process and health the trauma. It can help you find your inner strength again; even tapping into anger to allow you to defend yourself by push through the attacks.
Cypress- The cypress essential oil is used to create an emotional cleansing (emotional flow), to help release emotions and trauma. Also helps us “to go with the flow “showing a person how to let go, trust the process of life, and enjoy themselves. Beneficial with clear breathing and healthy respiratory function, soothes tight and tense muscles, helps oily skin conditions, circulation and blood flow.
Dill- Dill essential oil has a calming effect on the mind and body. It’s used for issues surrounding the sacral (second) and solar plexus (third) chakras, including feeling grounded, self-confident, centred, and comfortable in your own skin. Supporting digestion and GI health, power house antioxidant protection and purifies the body’s system.
Douglas Fir- Sourced from young trees in New Zealand, premium Douglas Fir oil can help promote feelings of clear airways during aromatic use, and cleanse the skin when used topically.
Dorado Azul- Dorado Azul Essential Oil comes from Ecuador and is part of the mint family. Has a fresh and herbaceous aroma. Soothes the emotional body and heightens awareness, builds confidence and allows us to go with the flow of life.
Elemi- A member of the frankincense family. Elemi essential oil brings balance to both spiritual and emotional planes. It is often used in meditation to align the chakras and to relive stress to the body. Health benefits uses to reduce line, wrinkles and help support healthy looking skin.
Eucalyptus- strengthening, balancing and centring. Eucalyptus essential oil brings relationships into the light. This includes the relationship to our self, to others, to our work, and helping a person regain their own health empowerment, self-approval and self-love. Its aroma is known for overall respiratory health and clear breathing and also soothes tired, sore muscles.
Fennel- Fennel essential oil gives us courage, strength so one can look at the part of its self that lacks self-love. It gently forces us to look at our own rejection of self-due to self-image and victim mentality. It is good for those of us who are challenged by weight fluctuations and helps us ground to mother earth energy. Powerful aid for digestive health, relieves indigestion, supports a healthy lymphatic system and calms minor skin irritations.
Frankincense- Frankincense essential oil is commonly used in prayer and meditation. It’s used to awaken our spiritual awareness and connect with spirit. Once we are able to connect with our spiritual side, we can embrace our true purpose in the world and become more spiritually driven rather than ego driven. Helps build and maintain a healthy immune system, reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks, fights infections and Improves anxiety.
Galbanum- Calming and grounding. Galbanum essential oil is used for meditation and increasing spiritual awareness through the heart and crown chakras. It helps us to let go of old ideas and belief systems and embrace new programming; especially those belief systems that are related to our religion or spirituality. This oil is usually commonly combined with frankincense to enhance meditation.
Geranium- Geranium essential oil can help diminish fears of abandonment, helps us to heal, tear down barriers, release anger, and manage overwhelming emotions love and commitment. It asks that one be more accepting and thus more loving of self. As we love ourselves more, than we can fully commit to loving others. Health benefits: promotes clear skin, helps calming and stress and promotes healthy hair.
German Chamomile - German Chamomile is it known to eliminate the emotions of anger, rage and promote peace, patience and controls the flow of Chi or Life Force in the body by energetically cooling the body. It therefore, will calm and cool any condition that is irritated or creating heat, anger, irritation, rage, disgust. Once these negative emotions are released, calmness and peace are instilled which brings clarity to our true path.
Ginger- "oil of empowerment" Benefits of ginger essential oil is the affect it has on our mental, emotional, and spiritual selves the self-confidence and motivation to put plans and ideas into the physical realm. We know that ginger has an aphrodisiac effect on the body as well. Therefore, it opens the root and sacral chakras and will release suppressed sexual energy. Promotes digestion, Helps ease indigestion and nausea.
Goldenrod- Goldenrod essential oil opens and releases emotions blocked in the root, sacral (and solar plexus) chakras which govern our survival and sexual instincts. Therefore, using this oil will help us let go so life flows and we learn how to forgive and love ourselves on a deeper level. Health benefits, supports the circulatory system, liver function and libido.
Grapefruit- Grapefruit essential oil helps cleansing to the aura and mental body which helps release confusion and mental chatter. Once this is cleared we can be more receptive to our inner voice and intuitive powers. So ultimately grapefruit helps us restore our own power and claim our own spiritual purpose and encourage healthier habits. Beneficial for oily skin issues, supports healthy metabolism, cleanses and purifies.
Helichrysum- Helichrysum essential oil cuts through emotional blocks on a subtle and gentle level. I t can be helpful with stress, particularly anger or emotional pain or despair. Old wounds, present turmoil, or even feelings of hopelessness can be supported with Helichrysum oil, promotes healthy liver function, supports localized blood flow and helps skin recover quickly.
Hinoki- In Japan Hinoki means "white cedar" Hinoki essential oil is for calming and relaxing, allows the mind and body to relax by grounding the body in mother earth. As it does, tension and stress is released and is often used in baths for this. Helps to promote hair growth, prevents the development of harmful bacteria, microbes, and funguses.
Hong Kuai- Hong Kuai essential oil grounds the body and eases spiritual, mental and emotional tension. It opens the third eye and thus opens up awareness, intuition and possibility. Expect to get clarity while maintaining solidity and confidence and releasing irritation when using this oil. Used for meditation, yoga or transformational activities including clearing work.
Hyssop- Hyssop essential oil is very spiritual oil and has been used since the time of the Lemurians. It is used to understand our spiritual purpose and create a better connection with people (and the divine) through relationships. It releases judgment of self and others, as well as, old beliefs that no longer serve our spiritual direction. It supports our spiritual journey of discovery, purpose and inner nourishment. This oil facilitates digestion, can also speed up detoxification of your body, protects wounds from infections and helps them heal quicker.
Idaho Blue Spruce- Idaho Blue Spruce Essential Oil is grounding and provides a feeling of deep peace and security. It helps us to open our heart by providing a sense of security and trust in who we are (and the universe). It empowers us to be that person by knowing that you are safe to become that person. Benefits, Increases testosterone level, reduce muscle pain, reduce nerve pain, and assist on weight loss and high in d-limonene which is anti-cancerous.
Jade Lemon- Symbolized by the Roman goddess of youth, Juventas. Jade lemon essential oil is cleansing to the mind and spirit, it will release patterning and open the heart centres, to uplift and stimulate the mind and body. The result is joy and hopefulness with clear thought.
Jasmine- jasmine essential oil is said to be the oil of support, helping you find your own inner support and strength, rooting yourself into your own centre and allowing you to seek, find, and receive support in new ways. Frequently used in massage therapy and helps to support muscles and joints, supports circulatory system, beneficial for oily skin conditions, its stimulating aroma promotes feelings of strength, warmth, and vitality.
Juniper- Juniper berry essential oil is used for emotional support. It's said to have an encouraging and supportive effect on the emotional and spiritual aspects of a person, particularly helping a person navigate fears and resistance to the type of digging deep necessary for healing. May benefit problematic skin areas, helps relieve tension and stress, supports healthy kidney and urinary function and acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent.
Laurus Nobilis- laurel essential oil sweet fresh and spicy aroma is relaxing and balancing, heightens awareness and perception. Expect intuitive, clairvoyance and clairaudience skills to be amplified. With the mind relaxed, one will be able to receive messages better and have confidence in the process as well.
Lavender - Greater intuition, clarity, calming, relaxing and balancing. It increases a sense of security and peace, and in this way helps to build trust in one's self and others. Lavender essential oil is said to be the oil of honest communication and expression. It calms a racing mind, allowing a person to settle into their heart and speak with gentleness and kindness. It also eases anxiety or fear, including fears of rejection, and allows a person to feel present, calm, and engaged in healthy ways. Soothes occasional skin irritations, eases muscle tension and helps skin recover quickly.
Ledum- Harmonizing and Balancing. Ledum essential oil releases the emotions of dissatisfaction, anger and obsession. It will help us let go of traumatic memories and experiences that may be the root of those negative emotions. Once we release negative emotions, this oil can help us stay spiritually centred and stay in the moment. Helps with hyperthyroid conditions, improves immunity, effective against cancer and tumours.
Lemon - Emotionally and spiritually, lemon essential oil promotes focus and clarity. Its uplifting effects awaken the senses, clear the mind and help a person tune in and focus to the task at hand. It helps a person to overcome confusion or doubt, fatigue, overwhelm, and lack of enthusiasm, as well as helps to clear self-doubt, limiting beliefs, stagnant energy, and rigidness in the mind, heart, or body. Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces, naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion and supports healthy respiratory function.
Lemongrass- Benefits of Lemongrass essential oil is said to be the oil of energetic cleansing, releases negative energies you may be holding onto and turning them into positive energies. Lemongrass health benefits issues relating to digestion, stomach-ache, vomiting, skin care, infections, detoxification and cleansing.
Lemongrass oil is extensively used in aromatherapy, due to its therapeutic effects, which help in revitalizing and refreshing the body.
Lemon Myrtle- Lemon Myrtle oil is about purifying the spirit of feelings of weakness and helps promote healthy boundaries, for stepping into our own strength and individuality, but also release those connections that have become unbalanced, draining, or stop us from growing. It is a beneficial agent against disorders like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, anxiety and stress.
Lime - Lime essential oil helps to relieve irritation, worry, grief, despair, apathy and stress that create unhappiness. By helping clear trapped emotions and then grounding the body and pulling the energies inward centring and allowing a person to open up again. Positively affects mood with stimulating and refreshing, other benefits cure scurvy, aids digestion, prevents gout and urinary disorders.
Manuka- The rich, spicy, herbaceous fragrance of Manuka essential oil can help relieve feelings of stress and promote relaxation. When applied topically, this sweet, herbaceous oil can promote smooth, healthy skin and may reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Marjoram- Emotionally, love and happiness it's thought to relate to the heart centre and help you build healthy relationships with others.
Health benefits: Marjoram essential oil reduces coughs and colds, fevers, inflammation, muscle ache, toothache and headache. It help’s lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Mastrante- Make you aware, with a connection to the nature of self and encourages our "soft" energies to be expressed. Harmonize the energy between the upper and lower chakras by grounding, calming and balancing. Helpful during breakup in relationships, accident or trauma.
Melaleuca- (Tea Tree) Essential oil eases mental stress, anxiety and purifies the mind and body of emotional wounds. Helps us to love ourselves, trust our own abilities, enjoy our own presence, say no when we need to, and honour our needs for respect or love from the right people in our lives. Health benefits: helps ear infections, acne control, fungal infections and Antiseptic.
Melissa- Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential oil has been used for centuries to harmonize the mind and body. It will help those who are sensitive and feel pressure easily and emotionally shut down. Supportive of immune system function, great for hair conditions like dandruff or hair loss, helps with viral infections and skin conditions.
Mountain Savory- Mountain Savory essential oil allows us to release overpowering control of our lives. It does by letting go of hurt and sadness absorbed in oneself. Its aroma is known for energizing and motivating. Health benefits: supports immune system, and circulatory and is very energizing.
Myrrh- Myrrh essential oil is warm and woody aroma is uplifting. Opens the heart chakra and is uplifting to the mind; it can relieve stress and relax the body. Health Benefits: high in antioxidants helps with wrinkled and cracked skin supports healthy skin and used for oral hygiene.
Myrlte- Myrtle essential oil in meditation helps lifting the spirit balance the male and female energies of the body by releasing anger and inner conflict. It will help those who feel suppressed or confused by life as well. Also provides relief from tension, stress, annoyance, anger, distress and depression other health benefits; supports the respiratory system, skin infections and hair conditions.
Neroli – Neroli (Orange Blossom) Extracted from the Orange Blossom Flower, the essential oil is known for its changing effects on the mind, body and spirit it’s regarded as a relaxing and clearing oil. Health benefits: promotes arousal and increases the libido, antiseptic kill’s bacteria and protection from colds during the winter, promotes digestion and gives feeling of joy and happiness while uplifting your overall mood. Neroli essential oil is extensively use in aromatherapy.
Nutmeg – Nutmeg essential oils helps with calming the body and has deep effect on our emotions. It lets go of, the feelings of uncertainty and resistance. Has the ability to relive stress, pain, menstrual cramps and lower blood pressure. Other health benefits, joint pain, increases blood flow, relieves stomach ache, treating kidney infections and effective antiseptic for toothaches and aching gums.
Ocotea - Cleansing and supporting: Ocote is from the cinnamon family the essential oils are used to cleanse and purify the spirit. Helps relieve stress and anxiety; minimize the body natural healing to irritation or injury. Other health benefits, lowers blood sugar levels, benefits digestion, headaches, depression, eczema acne nausea and vomiting.
Oregano – Oregano essential oil releases the fear of completion and thoughts of vulnerability. Its sharp and herbaceous aroma makes one feel secure and safe. Health benefits, respiratory conditions, anti-inflammatory, powerful pain killer, heal Psoriasis, Eczema, Athlete’s foot, flu and other infectious ailments also protects against cancer and macular degeneration.
Palmarosa – Palmarosa essential oil helps release emotions of shut down, resentment and powerless that comes from keeping a closed heart or from mother issues, used to open the heart chakra and connect with mother earth energy and provides us with a sense of security and unconditional love. When we embrace the energy of a mother earth we feel protected and nourished from within. Health benefits, antiviral, reduces fever, aids in digestion, fights infections, helps depression and anxiety, cures sores and cracks on skin and athlete’s foot.
Palo Santo – Palo Santo (Holly Wood) from the Frankincense family, known as a very spiritual essential oil. The Palo Santo essential oil used for spiritual connection and emotional grounding. The oil helps release negative emotions such as anger and fear. Other health benefits, promotes good sleep, reduces stress and anxiety, benefits immune system, anti-cancer and anti-mutagenic properties, nervous disorders and allergy control.
Patchouli – Patchouli essential oil has a sweet and rich aroma is calming and relaxing physically and mentally. It’s been used for hundreds of years to relax and clarify thoughts. Helps one to ground themselves, to stay in the present moment rather than being stressed out about things that are out of our control. Health benefits, helps fight depression, soothes inflammation, boosts energy levels, detoxifies the body, strengthens gum and prevents skin form sagging.
Peppermint - Emotionally and spiritually, peppermint essential oil is known to cleanse the spiritual body and mind. It cools and calms the mind and eliminates the fear of the unknown. It helps a person rise above stress, pain, sadness, or fear, and regains the sense of zest and joy for Life and their role in it. For emotional stress in your digestive system (like "knots or Butterflies in the stomach"), this oil can be used to help balance and calm.
Petitgrain – Petitgrain essential oil is about relinquishing self-control and instilling self-acceptance and love. It helps us be rather than do therefore it is helpful in easing panic and fear and calming the body. Furthermore this oil can help us overcome addictions and compulsions. It releases denial, avoidance and self-judgment. Once these emotions are released we can see that we are using our emotional addictions to keep an illusionary state. Health benefits, supports healthy skin, nervous system and digestive systems.
Pine – Emotionally and physically pine essential oil is soothing, stabilizing and balancing oil. It will ground the body and release stress by aligning the root, sacral, throat and third eye chakras. It will bring introspection for self and the community (group consciousness). Health benefits, supports healthy respiratory system, soothes joints and muscles after exercise. Used in massage and aromatherapy, gives you mental clarity, and it removes anxiety and nervous tension.
Ravintsara – Ravintsara oil helps clear confusion from our heart and release grief held by the lungs. It’s warming, purifying and cleansing properties helps to let go of nervous tension, stress and anxiety and provoke positive feelings of hope and joy. Used in massage and aromatherapy for its sweet aroma, supports, calming and positive feelings.
Roman Chamomile - Brings peace, love and acceptance to self. Can be helpful for shock and grief. Opens communications to the Angelic Realm by opening intuition and receptivity. Spiritually, it's also said to support a person who is seeking their purpose or struggling with feeling of purposelessness. Health benefits, therapeutic, calming effect on mind and body, helps support healthy immune system function.
Rose - Emotionally and energetically, rose oil benefits the heart as well. It's said to have the highest vibrational frequency of any other oil, and opens ones heart and soul to love and spiritual connection. Used in aromatherapy for its sweet floral aroma that eases stress it also helps with skin conditions like dermatitis and acne.
Rosemary - Rosemary essential oil has the potential for mental expansion, clarity and insight, has the effect on memory, opening the conscious mind and assisting in learning. Health benefits, supports healthy digestion and stomach cramps, nervous tension, fatigue and healthy respiratory function and known as an aphrodisiac to raise sexual libido.
Sage – Cleansing and purifying; mentally uplifting. Sage essential oil has been used for thousands of years to dispelling confusion, illusion and enhances spiritual awareness. It brings about purification and cleansing of our life patterns. It helps us to open ourselves to intuition and inner wisdom to be guided by an understanding that is both deeper within and further beyond us.
Sandalwood – Sandalwood essential oil is used around the world during practices of aromatherapy, prayer and meditation awakens sensuality, invokes calmness and deep relaxation. This state allows for greater intuition and sense of awareness, particularly when opening up to and learning unconditional love. Health benefits, promotes healthy skin, reduces the appearance of scars and blemishes.
Spearmint – Spearmint essential oil is used for uplifting a person’s mood, especially stress and depression. Its refreshing energizing, revitalizing and enhances brain function. Has a relaxing and cooling effect on the nerves and muscles, and helps to relax contractions in the case of spasms. Health benefits, supports healthy respiratory function, aids digestion and reduces stomach upsets.
Spikenard - Its earthy aroma is soothing and relaxing. Spikenard essential oil is spiritual oil and used for centring, grounding and relaxing. Spikenard can be used to calm the deepest forms of anxiety by calming the heart, sedating the mind, and instilling a profound sense of peace. The oil can be diffused throughout the home to lift spirits and inspire the heart.
Tangerine – Tangerine essential oil is uplifting and increases playfulness and happiness, said to encourage a person’s creative side. Heath benefits: excellent source of antioxidants, soothing, relaxing, cleansing, purifying and supports immune system.
Tarragon – Tarragon essential oil is used for grounding, empowering the mind, strength and energy. Its soothing and uplifting aroma is fundamental for massage and aromatherapy. Health benefits: aid digestion, improve appetite, increases blood circulation and stimulates nervous and endocrine systems.
Thyme – Thyme essential oil can be mentally stimulating and helps concentration. Is uplifting especially when fatigued. Used for courage and warding off nightmares to energizing and revitalizing the soul. Thyme oil is popular in aromatherapy primarily for its stress relieving abilities. Health benefits: stops coughs and chest infections, lowers blood pressure and stress on the heart, detoxifier and antiseptic fights infections.
Tsuga – Tsuga essential oil aroma is uplifting yet grounding. Used in meditation and yoga to connect with mother earth and its uplifting emotional balance. Brings calming and solidity to the spirt. Health benefits: pains aches and tension, helps with bronchitis, coughs and colds, urinary and kidney infections.
Valerian – valerian essential oil used for Calming, grounding, relaxing, and balancing. It’s a natural sleep aid, calms anxiety lowers blood pressure and improve stress management. Take this oil if you find getting to sleep difficult.
Vetiver – Essential oil is very grounding, calming and stabilizing. Used to relax and get a deeper sleep, but equally helpful when you feel restless in life. Health benefits: supports healthy circulation, immune enhancing, anti-inflammatory and helps relive insomnia.
White Fir – White fir essential oil will ground the body and empower the mind. It is physically grounding and relaxing. Its aroma is spicy and woody and will remind you of the Christmas tree like smell. Health benefits: helps sore muscle and joints, clears breathing and respiratory functions and energizes the body and mind.
Wild Orange – wild orange essential oil is very uplifting to the mind and emotions. It can increase physical energy and uplift ones mood. Can help with, stimulating your creativity, vision and widening your perspective. High in antioxidants supports seasonal and environmental threats.
Wintergreen – essential oil opens spiritual awareness and leads to introspection of divine and self-love. Wintergreen has a warming effect when applied to skin and is excellent to use in a massage to relieve muscle tension. Diffuse for a pick-me-up or to alleviate stress.
Xiang Mao - Xiang Mao Essential Oil centres and relaxes the body and mind which eases spiritual, mental and emotional tension. Used for meditation, yoga or transformational activities including emotional clearing work and its lemony scent is uplifting yet relaxing.
Ylang Ylang - Ylang Ylang Oil sweet and floral aroma is calming and relaxing, used to balance male and female energies so one can achieve a state of harmony by releasing negative emotions such as anger, possessiveness or low self-esteem and in return nourishing the positive emotion such as confidence and self-love.
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