What are essential oils and where they come from.
Every living organism has a life force or energy that is impossible
to isolate or see. The vital energy of a plant is included in the
essential oil of it. Essential oils are actually the plant hormones
and, like human hormones affect our body systems, so the plant
hormones are able to give us great results.
Essential oils properties
Anise: creates an optimistic mood, dispels fear, stimulates the body,
infuses confidence, strengthens the stomach, skin conditioning,
expextorant, prevents bloating, promotes understanding and adaptability.
Bay: antiseptic, disinfecting, tranquilizes and strengthens nerves,
promotes hair growth, toning, astringent.
Basil: relaxing, promotes digestion, spasmolytic, sleep inducing,
skin cleansing, strengthens nerves, body toning, mentally stimulating.
Bergamot: stimulating or calming depending on your state of mind,
antidepressant, mood lifting, digestive, skin conditioner, spasmolytic,
astringent, deodorizing, main component for “Eau de Cologne“, also found
in black tea.
Cajeput: astringent, sedative, supports decision making, improves
concentration, mind balancing, fights colds, coughs and runny noses.
Cedarwood: calming, centering, antidepressant, dispels fear, gently
eroticizing, grounding, skin conditioning.
Chamomile blue: calming, relaxing, dispels fear, sensitizing, toning,
vasoconstricting, spasmolytic, antidepressant, reduces stress, digestive,
sleep inducing, skin conditioning.
Cinnamon: stimulating, warming, heart and nerve strengthening, astringent,
eroticizing, stimulates circulation, very robust.
Citronella: antiseptic, astringent, skin cleansing, spasmolytic, raises
pulse rate, refreshes and clears up your mind, java oil has a more delicate
Citrus: The Lime essential oil used in aromatherapy as a tonic refreshing,
antimicrobial, antiseptic, bactericide, immune system Enhancer and for
addressing depression, apathy, fatigue, oily skin and acne.
Clove: stimulates and strengthens body and mind, heightens concentration,
spasmolytic, pain relieving, air disinfectant.
Coriander: stimulates body and mind, appetite stimulant, digestive, toning,
spasmolytic, warming, eroticising.
Cypress: nerve balancing, centering, oestrogen-like, astringent, skin
Dwarf Pine: toning, stimulates your mind, enhances breathing, air purifyer,
Eucalyptus: air purifying, generally stimulating, oestrogenlike, improves
concentration, mucolytic, stimulates breathing.
Fennel: relaxing, digestive, spasmolytic, detoxifying, appetite stimulant,
Fir Cone: stimulates blood circulation, antiseptisch, activates circulation,
Frankincense: calming, centering, grounding, mind expanding, sleep inducing,
astringent, skin conditioning, subtly eroticizing.
Geranium: nerve strengthening, mind balancing, dispels fear, reduces stress,
oestrogen-like, toning, diuretic, tissue lifting, astringent, skin conditioning
Grapefruit: physically stimulating and skin lifting, antiseptic, stimulates blood
circulation, skin cleansing, euphoriant, regulates your mind.
Ginger: slightly pungent, stimulates body and mind, warming, strengthening,
spasmolytic, eroticising, appetite stimulant.
Jasmin: antidepressant, mood lifting, eroticising, calming, spasmolytic, improves
concentration, skin conditioning.
Juniper: generally toning and robusting, mentally stimulating, nerve strengthening,
astringent, skin cleansing, detoxifying, eroticizing.
Lavender: calming relaxing, nerve strengthening, dispels fear, digestive, spasmolytic,
sleep inducing, cardiotonic, analgesic, skin conditioning, cell renewing, deodorizing.
Lemon: heart and nerve strengthening, detoxifying, hypotensive, stimulates circulation,
astringent, skin clarifyer, heightens concentration, air disinfectant, refreshing.
Lemongrass: stimulates body and mind, heightens concentration, alleviates pain,
deodorizing, tissue lifting, air purifyer, refreshing.
Lime: antidepressant, stimulates your mind, mood lifting, digestive, skin toning,
Majoram: calming, nerve strengthening, spasmolytic, reduces stress, sleep inducing,
digestive, warming, hypotensive, toning.
Melissa: toning, antidepressant, nerve strengthening, cardiotonic, hypotensive.
Myrrh: sedative, earhing, relaxing, dispels fear, astringent, skin conditioning.
Myrtle: strengthening, stimulates the mind, clarifying, centering, heightens concentration,
dispels fear, reduces adrenalin, skin cleansing, skin toning, astringent, deodorizing,
Neroli: calming, relaxing, dispels fear, antidepressant, cardiotonic, spasmolytic, gently
Niaouli: stimulates tissue, pain relieving, antiseptic, skin cleansing, cell regenerating.
Nutmeg: stimulates body and mind, calming, eroticising, digestive, warming.
Orange: calming, mood lifting, antidepressant, spasmolytic, dispels fear, skin conditioning,
Orange bitter: antidepressant, mood lifting, spasmolytic, appetite stimulant, tissue
strengthening, nerve strengthening.
Oregano: stomach tonic, toning, stimulates blood circulation, appetite stimulant, raises
adrenalin level, body tonic, grounding.
Palmarosa: stimulates the body, antiseptic, skin conditioning, moisturizing, stimulates the
mind, enticingly stimulating, confidence building.
Patchouli: calming, eroticising, toning, skin conditioning, grounding, centering.
Petitgrain: gently calming, nerve strengthening, skin conditioning.
Pepper black: stimulates blood circulation, warming, spasmolytic, builds up energy, sexually
Peppermint: stimulates the mind, heightens concentration, toning, pain relieving, digestive,
detoxifying, skin clarifyer, very refreshing.
Pine Needle: stimulates breathing, stimulates body and mind, air purifyer.
Rose: relaxing, calming, antidepressant, cardiotonic, opens the heart, spurs creativity, mood
lifting, dispels fear, eroticising, skin conditioning.
Rosemary: stimulates body and mind, nerve strengthening, warming, tissue strengthening,
cardiotonic, astringent, diuretic, raises blood pressure.
Rosewood: harmonising, spasmolytic, calming, sleep inducing, skin calming, skin conditioning,
antidepressant, dispels fear, builds up energy.
Sage: generally stimulating, strengthening, spasmolytic, oestrogen-like, purging, raises blood
Sandalwood: relaxing, calming, sleep inducing, dispels fear, centering, antidepressant,
eroticizing, skin conditioning.
Spruce Needle: physically toning, deodorizing, stimulates breathing, stimulates blood circulation,
Tangerine: vitalising, blood cleansing, refreshing, skin clarifyer, spirit lifting, mind balancing,
Tee Trea: germicide, fungicide, strengthens the immune system, astringent, for irritations and
redness, skin clarifyer and cleanser.
Thyme: mentally and physically stimulating, nerve strengthening, boosts concentration, raises blood
pressure, strengthens the immune system, skin clarifyer, detoxifying.
Verbena: boosts concentration, lightly euphoriant, cardiotonic, calming, antidepressant, boosts
Vetiver: calming, relaxing, grounding, centering, harmonizing, nerve strengthening, oestrogen-like,
eroticising, reduces stress, skin conditioning.
Ylang Ylang: reduces adrenalin, heart calming, calms breathing, dispels fear, antidepressant,
reduces stress, hypotensive, eroticizing, skin conditioning.
Yssop: regulates blood pressure, generally strengthening, regenerating,
nerve strengthening,mentally stimulating, spurs creativity,
How to use the essential oils
By inhaling, the essential oils penetrate the body and affect various organs. Place in a bowl with warm
water a few drops of essential oil of our choice and inhale.
Facial or body massage:
Massage using a base oil of which add 4-7 drops of the maximum of the essential oils we desire. For
facial oil add 1-3 drops in 5ml base oil for body oils 2-6 drops in 5ml and therapeutic oil 5-9 drops in
5ml. For children put half the dose. We rub with 1-2 drops of essential oil to 10 ml of base oil (almond oil,
wheat germ) in sensitive areas such as feet, neck, forehead, abdomen, chest. So we are dealing with a
compress, dipping a piece of cotton or cloth in water where we add 2-3 drops of essential oil for about
A few drops of essential oils in the bath, give us the results we want, if we remain in the water about
Dilute 6 drops to rinse from the essential oil of choice. Very suitable are rosemary, cedar and thyme for
Use the aroma of your choice in a burner. Dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil of choice in the water.
How to use essential oils with safety
Its better to Consult a qualified aromatherapist for the use of essential oils.
• Read the instructions. Please take the time to carefully read the instructions that come with the blend.
It shouldn’t be used without a carrier oil, and will need to be diluted before use. Pure essential oils are
very strong and rather harsh on the skin , so make sure that you do not accidentally use them directly on
You can’t use essential oils before sunbathing.
• Some essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy or by those with asthma, epilepsy, or with other
• Test for allergies. Before you use the blend on your whole body, test to see if you are allergic to the
oil. Apply a small bit of oil on your skin, and wait 24 hours to see if any allergies develop. If nothing
happens, then feel free to use the blend.
• Use less, not more. Don’t apply too much oil, as this may have an adverse effect; just use as much as is
necessary, or instructed. If you can make do with one drop, don’t use two.
• Keep away from children. Think of pre-blends (and indeed, all oils) as medicines that children should not
be allowed access to. Aromatherapy oils should not be consumed internally, and this is especially true for
blends, as a lot of other ingredients also go into them.
• Essential oils are flammable. Keep them out of the way of fire hazards
• Only for external use.