Essential Oil Profile: Fokienia (Siam-wood) (Coffin-wood)

Fokienia (Siam-wood) (Coffin-wood)  *ENDANGERED OR DECLINING*

Latin Name: Fokienia hodgensii

Family: Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)

Plant Part: Wood, bark, (root).

Method: Distillation

Typical Country: Vietnam

Note/Element: Note: Middle/Base Element: Water

Functional Group: Alcohol

Type: Balancing

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata males, Kapha males

Scent: Woody, subtle, sweet.

For skin Type: None

Cautions: Not recommended for women, infants or children.

Physical Uses: Sexual tonic for males, “male menopause”, transitional oil.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Strengthening, centering, warming

Spiritual: Siam-wood is the oil of the covenant.

Other Uses: Aphrodisiac especially for males

Blends Well With: Flower, Fruit, Root, Seed , Spice, Wood oils.

Possible Substitutions: Buddha-wood, Sandalwood

 

Research:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.

http://www.gritman.com/siam-wood-essential-oil.html

https://miraclebotanicals.com/product/pemou-essential-oil/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Essential Oil Profile: Fir Silver (Fir White)

Fir Silver

Latin name: Abies alba

Family: Pinaceae

Plant Part: Needles, cones

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note:Top/Middle  Element: Metal

Functional Groups: Terpene, ester

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balance): Kapha

Scent: sweet, woodsy, fresh, hint of orange, earthy undertones,

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Do not use oxidized oil. Use within 6 months. Do not use Fir Douglas during pregnancy.

Physical Uses: Immune system, colds, flu, sinusitis, cough, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, detox, increases metabolism and body odor.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress, depression, nervousness, emotionally uplifting, mental clarity, studying.

Other Uses: Christmas scent, forest scent in diffuser & natural perfumery.

Blends Well with: Woods, leaves, citrus, needles

Possible Substitutions: Pine, Spruce

 

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.

https://www.edenbotanicals.com/fir-silver-organic.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=1o4&scid=scplp330-6&sc_intid=330-6&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjdLOBRCkARIsAFj5-GBc3w_dtcN5VAE6llM-aHXmXxxocj64Jji1UooVHwg0ceMjeUZ0SVwaAljgEALw_wcB

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

Cooksley, Valerie, Aromatherapy A Lifetime Guide to Healing with Essential Oils, Prentice -Hall, 1996, Paramus, New Jersey.

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

 

 

Essential Oil Profile: Fennel Sweet

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Fennel Sweet

Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare dulcis

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Plant Part: Seed

Method: Distillation

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

Functional Group: Ether, Ketone, Terpene

Type: Balancing, Strengthening, Stimulation

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata, Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Warm, spicy, anise-like, peppery

For Skin Type: Oily, Mature,(but with low dose and with care)

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, not if epilepsy, may cause skin sensitization. Avoid in estrogen-dependent cancers, children under five.

Physical Uses: Nausea, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, menstrual cramps, scanty menstrual flow, amenorrhea, cellulite, detoxification, menopause, aides in weight loss, heals wounds, parasitic infections, skin and oral care, studies show promotes vascular functions.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Addictions especially food or alcohol, courage, helps with comunication.

Other Uses: hangover support.

Blends Well With: Flower, Fruit

Possible Substitutions: Anise, Dill

 

References: 

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.

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

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

https://www.thearomablog.com/fennel-essential-oil-for-a-happier-tummy-and-a-slimmer-you/

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science Of Essential Oil Therapy, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 1995

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23240972

 

Essential Oil Profile: Eucalyptus Radiata

Latin Name: Eucalyptus radiata

Family: Myrtaceae

Plant Part: Leaves, sometimes young twigs

Method: Distilled

Note: Note: Top/Middle

Major Constituents: 1,8-Cineole, terpene

Type: Stimulating, warming

ayurvedic dosha: Kapha

Scent: Slightly camphorous, sweet , fruit, woody back note, herbaceous

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not for children under 10 years. Avoid with high blood pressure.

Physical Uses: Muscle aches, joints stiffness, sore throats, inflammation, colds, flu, infections, dandruff, immune support,hoarseness, scratchy throat, sniffles.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Nervous tensions, stress, anxiety, mild depression, mental fatigue.

Other Uses: Clears and balances energy centers, insect bites.

Blends Well With: Chamomile Roman and German, Black Pepper, Ginger and Marjoram Sweet.

Possible Substitutions:

References: 

Lawless, Julia,The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy: Great Britan: Element Books limited, 1997.

Price, Shirley, aromatherapy workbook: Understanding essential oils from plant to bottle: London: Harper-Collins,1993.

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science Of Essential Oil Therapy, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 1995 

https://essentialthree.com/blog/?p=1754

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

http://www.quinessence.com/blog/eucalyptus-radiata-essential-oil

 

 

Essential Oil Profile: Eucalyptus Lemon

Latin: Eucalyptus citriodora

Family: Myrtaceae

Plant Part: Leaves

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top/Element:Metal

Functional Groups: Aldehyde, Alcohol, Ester

Type: Refreshing, Calming

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata, Kapha

Scent: Lemony, sweet, fresh woody hint

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Not during Pregnancy or breast-feeding. Never take internally.

Physical Uses: Colds, flu, fever, cough, muscle & join pain, athlete’s foot, vaginitis, poor circulation, sinusitis and cold sores

Mental/Emotional Uses:  Use at nigh as alternative to stimulating Eucalyptus globulus

Other Uses: Insect repellent,deer tick bites

Blends Well With: Fruit, leaf, seed, spice

Possible Substitutions: Eucalyptus staigeriana, Lemon, Lemongrass, citronella

References:

http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/lemon-eucalyptus-oil.aspx

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

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 2001-2012.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1108-lemon%20eucalyptus.aspx?activeingredientid=1108&activeingredientname=lemon%20eucalyptus

 

 

 

 

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

 

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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