Aromatherapy


The art and science of using the essential oils of various plants to bring about well-being; this is a definition of aromatherapy. As the name would imply, essences are inhaled to stimulate a desired state of being, but topical application is also effective for healthy skin and a variety of physical conditions. Blends are carefully balanced to respect the harmony of certain scents and in respect with their synergy and healing properties.
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Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy



Bibliography
(Compilation) Spa Magazine
Lawless, Julia
Measurements
3 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 tablespoon (tbls)
2 tablespoons (tbls) = 1 ounce (oz)
6 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 ounce (oz)
10 milliliter (ml) = 1/3 oz.
15 milliliter (ml) = 1/2 oz.
30 milliliter (ml) = 1 oz.
10 milliliter (ml) = approximately 300 drops
2 drops of Essential Oil should be used per Tsp of Carrier Oil - or as per recipe
it takes from 1 to 2 oz of carrier oil for a full body massage.
any kind of natural carrier oil except mineral oil
Carrier Oils are ideally cold-pressed vegetable oils such as apricot kernel, avocado, evening primrose, grape seed, macadamia nut, olive, peanut, pecan, sesame, sweet almond, walnut and wheat germ.
Basil, sweet
(Ocimum basilicum)

Scent: fresh, green, licorice-like
Effect: stimulating
Use for: migraine, depression, muscle pain, stomach ache
Bergamot
(Citrus bergamia)

Scent: sweet, citrus, floral
Effect: uplifting
Use for: depression, blemishes, eczema, urinary tract infections
Cedarwood, Atlas
(Cedrus atlantica)
Scent: woody, warm, pine-like
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: sex drive, congestion, infection, anxiety
Chamomile, Roman
(Anthemis nobilis)
Scent: warm, sweet, green
Effect: sedative
Use for : muscle pain, blemishes, anxiety, depression, wrinkles
Cinnamon
(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Scent: sweet, warm, spicy
Effect: stimulating
Use for: stress, exhaustion, constipation, rheumatism
Citronella
(Cymbopogon nardus)
Scent: citrus, fruity, fresh
Effect: stimulating
Use for: perspiration, fatigue, headache, insect repellent
Clary Sage
(Salvia sclarea)
Scent: sweet, nutty, herbaceous
Effect: euphoria
Use for: stress, depression, menopause, PMS, wrinkles, sex drive
Clove
(Eugenia caryophyllata)
Scent: sweet, spicy, warm
Effect: uplifting
Use for: toothache, muscle pain, stress, colds, flu
Eucalyptus
(Eucalyptus globulus)
Scent: penetrating, camphoric, woody
Effect: energizing
Use for: colds, coughing, flu, muscle aches, poor circulation
Fennel
(Foeniculum vulgare)
Scent: warm, sweet, licorice-like
Effect: calming
Use for: wrinkles, nervousness, menstrual cramps, nausea
Frankincense
(Boswellia carterii)
Scent: musty, warm, balsamic
Effect: meditative
Use for: stress, asthma, cough, arthritis, wrinkles
Geranium
(Pelargonium graveolens)
Scent: sweet, floral, green
Effect: balancing
Use for: tension, menopause, cellulite, wrinkles
Ginger
(Zingiber officinale)
Scent: warm, spicy, peppery
Effect: energizing
Use for: flu, muscle aches, nausea, sex drive
Grapefruit
(Citrus paradisi)
Scent: fresh, sweet, citrus
Effect: refreshing
Use for: depression, nervous exhaustion, cellulite
Helichrysum (Helichrysum angustifolia)
Scent: fruity, fresh, straw-like
Effect: soothing
Use for: depression, blemishes, inflammation, scars
Jasmine
(Jasminum officinalis)
Scent: sweet, floral, exotic
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: sex drive, depression, labor pains, dry skin
Juniper
(Juniperus communis)
Scent: spicy, peppery, pine-like
Effect: clarifying
Use for: hangover, skin problems, confusion, arthritis
Lavender
(Lavendula officinalis)
Scent: sweet, floral, herbaceous
Effect: soothing
Use for: insomnia, burns, headache, infection
Lemon
(Citrus limon)
Scent: clean, fresh, citrus
Effect: refreshing
Use for: infections, fatigue, oily skin, detoxification
Lemongrass
(Cymbopogon citratus)
Scent: grassy, citrus, crisp
Effect: stimulating
Use for: confusion, sadness, insect repellent, circulation
Marjoram, sweet
(Origanum majorana)
Scent: warm, woody, herbaceous
Effect: calming
Use for: anxiety, muscle tension, high blood pressure, asthma
Melissa
(Melissa officinalis)
Scent: fresh, citrus
Effect: soothing
Use for: stress, stomach ache, menstrual cramps
Myrrh
(Commiphora myrrha)
Scent: warm, earthy, smoky
Effect: motivating
Use for: colds, cough, scrapes, chapped skin
Neroli
(Citrus aurantium)
Scent: sweet, floral, citrus
Effect: calming
Use for: emotional shock, depression, stretch marks, scars, wrinkles
Palmarosa
(Cymbopogon martini)

Scent: sweet, rosy, lemon
Effect: comforting
Use for: physical exhaustion, blemishes, oily skin, scars, wrinkles
Patchouli
(Pogostemon cablin)
Scent: pungent, musky, sweet
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: sex drive, nervous tension, sunburn, insect repellent
Peppermint
(Mentha piperita)
Scent: sweet, minty, fresh
Effect: refreshing
Use for: nausea, indigestion, sunburn, concentration
Petitgrain
(Citrus aurantium)
Scent: warm, woody, floral
Effect: grounding
Use for: anxiety, blemishes, oily skin
Pine, Scotch
(Pinus sylvestris)
Scent: strong, clean, fresh
Effect: revitalizing
Use for: muscle pain, colds, cough, mental exhaustion
Rose
(Rosa damascena)
Scent: rich, floral, spicy
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: PMS, menopause, sex drive, skin tonic, broken capillaries
Rosemary
(Rosmarinus officinalis)
Scent: strong, camphoric, woody
Effect: reviving
Use for: concentration, poor circulation, muscle aches, hair care
Sandalwood
(Santalum album)
Scent: sweet, woody, heady
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: depression, sex drive, blemishes, coughs
Tea tree
(Melaleuca alternifolia)
Scent: camphoric, spicy, medicinal
Effect: stimulating
Use for: blemishes, cuts, bug bites, sore throat, urinary tract infections
Thyme
(Thymus vulgaris)
Scent: fresh, spicy, medicinal
Effect: stimulating
Use for: emotional fatigue, digestion, blemishes, bug bites, sore throat
Vetiver
(Vetiveria zizanoides)
Scent: smoky, earthy, nutty
Effect: soothing
Use for: blemishes, cuts, muscle aches, depression
Ylang-ylang
(Cananga odorata)
Scent: fresh, floral, sweet
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: sex drive, depression, high blood pressure, oily skin