Essential Oil Profile: Eucalyptus

Latin Name: Eucalyptus globulus

Family: Myrtaceae

Plant Part: Leaf, Young twigs

Method: Distilled

Note/Element: Note: Top/Element:Metal

Functional Group: Oxide, Terpene

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Dosha: Kapha 

Scent: Camphorous, woody, medicinal, fresh

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Not with pregnancy or high blood pressure. Never take internally. Not with homeopathy, Not for babies. Not for children under 10 years.

Physical Uses: Expectorant, mucus, bactericidal, anti-fungal, antiviral, colds, flu, cough, fever, muscle pain and joint pain, insect repellent and insecticide, stimulates the immune system, arthritis diabetes, upset stomach.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Metal clarity, clearing the mind, opening, energizing.

Other Uses: Sickroom diffusion, cools a room via diffusion.

Blends Well With: Leaf, Needles, Peel, mints

Possible Substitutions:  Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalylptus smithii, Eucalyptus dives ,Rosemary

 

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 2001-2011.

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/eucalyptus-oil.asp

http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/e/eucaly14.html

http://www.floracopeia.com/Essential-Oils/essential-oils-sub/organic-eucalyptus-oil-dives.html

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266580.php

 

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Essential Oil Profile: Elemi

Endangered or Declining

Latin Name: Canarium luzonicum

Family: Burseraceae

Plant Part: Resin

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Base, Middle/ Element: Metal

Functional Group: Sesquiterpene, Terpene, Alcohol, Phenol

Type: Uplifting, Balancing, Drying

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata, Kapha

Scent: Fresh, Spicy, Lemony, Exotic, Peppery

For Skin Type: Mature

Cautions: Not during pregnancy

Physical Uses: Congestion, colds, dry coughs, dry throat, cough with mucous, weepy cuts, fine lines & wrinkles, great for mature skin, overexerted muscles.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress, Depression, exhaustion, soothes emotional wounds. Heals body, mind & spirit,  meditation oil.

Other Uses: Perfumery fixative.

Blends Well With: Flower, Spice, Fruit, Resin, Root, Seed Oils.

References:

http://www.floracopeia.com/Essential-Oils/essential-oils-sub/elemi-essential-oil.html

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/elemi-oil.asp

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2011.

http://essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/elemi.htm

http://www.your-aromatherapy-guide.com/elemi-essential-oil.html

 

 

Essential Oil Profile: Dill

Anethum graveolens

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Latin Name: Anethum graveolens  

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Plant Part: Seed

Method: Steam Distilled

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle. Element: Earth

Functional Groups: Ketone, Terpene

Type: Euphoric, stimulating

Ayurvedic Dosha: Kapha

Scent: Herbaceous, sweet, spicy, fresh, slightly earthy& peppery.

For Skin Type: None

Cautions: Not During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding, Not With Children, HIGH ketone content. May cause skin irritation. Do not take oils internally or use undiluted.

Physical Uses: Indigestion, nausea, vomiting, dry heaves, flatulence, amenorrhea, scanty menstrual flow, colic, anti-fungal.

Mental/Emotional: Apathy, reviving, clearing, tonic, helps with anxiety, tension and anger .

Other Uses: Used mainly in the flavoring industry.

Blends Well With: Fruit, Seed, Spice & Citrus.

Possible Substitutions: Dill weed, Anise, Angelica seed, Caraway seed

References:

Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Element Books, 1997.

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2011.

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/dill-oil.asp

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/dill-essential-oil.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24742834

Handmade Soaps by AromaAngie

Hello to all the beautiful people, you know who you are! I have great news, I’m learning to make natural soap. I made my first batch Jan. 25, 2017. A basic recipe lye/lard/water. I added lavender and sweet orange essential oils to scent it. I was so excited. I use the cold process method, I waited 4 long weeks for it to cure. I packaged it, took a million pictures and forgot to put the name of the soap on the labels. I’m off to a great start, right? I love it, I want to make soap every day. Stayed tuned, I have a feeling that this is going to be a very interesting journey, the art and science of making soap. I made a new year resolution about 5 years ago to create my own soap line, I feel so accomplished (sarcasm). I know, the beautiful people would know that. And I have the audacity to call myself a soap maker after making 6 batches since January 25th and launch this new line. I’m claiming it! I feel really good about my new adventure. But I must say before closing if it were not for my hand blender I could not make soap. How did our great-great grandmothers do it? It would take all day. Thanks for shopping at L’s Boutique!

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Essential Oil Profile: Cypress

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)

Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens

Family: Cupressaceae

Plant Part: Twigs & Needles

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Middle. element: Water, Metal

Functional Groups: Alcohol, Aldehyde, Ester, Terpene

Type: Relaxing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Kapha

Scent: Woody, smoky

For skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Avoid w/ estrogen dependent conditions such as endometriosis, cysts and cancers. Not to use if have high blood pressure.

Physical Uses: Hemorrhoids, perspiration, varicose veins, cellulite, sore muscles, colds, coughs, menstrual and menopausal problems, heavy menstrual flow, bleeding gums, paper cuts.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Strengthening, grounding, grief, stress and tension.

Other Uses: Deodorant, perfumery, styptic

Blends Well With: Needle/Cone, Peel, Seed, Spice, Wood Oils.

Possible Substitutions: Blue Cypress

References:

Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Element Books, 1997.

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 2001-2011.

http://oilhealthbenefits.com/cypress-essential-oil/

http://www.anniesremedy.com/chart_remedy.php?rem_ID=26

http://aromaweb.com/essential-oils/cypress-oil.asp

https://draxe.com/cypress-essential-oil/