Essential Oil Profile: Mimosa Absolute

Mimosa Absolute

Latin Name: Acacia dealbata,mirenisi

Family: Mimosaceae

Plant Part: Blossoms

Method: Absolute

Note/Element: Middle/Base

Functional Group: Aldehyde

Type: Euphoric, calming

Ayurvedic Dosha(Balancing): Pitta

Scent: Floral, sweet, green

For Skin Type: Sensitive, oily

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, may be sensitizing

Physical Uses: PMS, menarche (the first occurrence of menstruation)

Mental/Emotional Uses: Overly sensitive individuals especially women, teens, and children, weepy, nervousness, anxiety, depression, worrying, soothing

Other Uses: High-end perfumery

Blends Well With: Flower, Fruit.

Possible Substitutions: Rose absolute, Rose otto, Melissa

References:

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

http://www.lgbotanicals.com/Mimosa-Absolute_p_732.html

http://www.camdengrey.com/essential-oils/mimosa-absolute.html

http://www.indiaessentialoils.com/mimosa-absolute-oil.html

https://alchemyducorps.com/mimosa-flower-oil-in-natural-skincare/

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Essential Oil Profile: Melissa

Melissa

Latin Name: Melissa officinalis

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Part: Flowering Plant

Method: Distillation

Note/Element:  Note:Top/Middle. Element: Fire, Wood.

Functional Groups: Aldehyde, Terpene, Sesquiterpene, Alcohol, Ester, Oxide

Type: Relaxing, balancing

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata, Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Lemony, subtle, herbacous

For Skin Type: Oily, acne

Cautions: Not during pregnancy

Physical Uses: Cold sores, herpes, coughs, colds, menstrual and stomach cramps, anger, indigestion, PMS, headache, high blood pressure, nausea, palpitations.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Anxiety, depression, nervousness, stress, grief, heartbreak

Other Uses: Insect repellent. Related to heart chakra

Blends Well With: Flower, Fruit, Resin, Seed, Spice, Wood

Possible Substitutions: Lemongrass, Leptospermum

News You Can Use: If you want to draw bees to your garden, plant Melissa also known as lemon balm and bee balm.

References:

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

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

http://aromatherapybible.com/melissa/

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, pp 27,41, 52, 107.

 

 

Essential Oil Profile: Marjoram

Marjoram

Latin Name: Origanum marjorana, Marjorana hortensis

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Part: Plant (Leaves, Flowers/Buds)

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Middle. Element: Wood.

Functional Groups: Terpene,sesquiterpene, alcohol, ester

Type: Relaxing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Pitta, for Kapha substitute Spanish Marjoram (Thymus mastichina)

Scent: Herbaceous, warm, camphoraceous, sweet, woody

For skin Type: None

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(Photos by AromaAngie)

Caution: Not during pregnancy. Not for low blood pressure. Not for asthma. Not before love love-making since it is anaphrodisiac (discourages sexual feelings).

Physical Uses: Insomnia, muscle & joint pain, colds, cough, flu, PMS, headache, migraine, indigestion, menstrual cramps, palpitations, nervine, sedative.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress,  comforting, grief, numbing.

Other Uses: combine with Rose for grief. Combine with Lavender for headache.

Blends Well With: Leaves, citrus, lavender

Possible Substitutions: Lavender, Don’t confuse sweet Marjoram with Spanish Marjoram (Thymus mastichina).

References:

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

Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide To Aromatherapy, Boston,MA, Element Books Limited, 1997, p 200.

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

http://www.experience-essential-oils.com/marjoram-oil.html

http://aromatherapybible.com/marjoram/

 

 

  

Essential Oil Profile: Mandarin Red

Mandarin Red

Latin Name: Citrus reticulata

Other Mandarin Varieties: 

Citrus nobilis- King

Citrus deliciosa- Mediterranean

Citrus unshiu Satsuma

Family: Rutaceae

Plant Part: Peel      

Method: Expression

Note/element: Note: Top Element: Earth, Mandarin Green is Earth, Wood

Functional Group: Terpene, alcohol, ester, aldehyde

Type: Relaxing, balancing

Ayurvedic Dosha ( Balances): Mandarin Red: Vata ( for emotions, too drying for the skin), Pitta, Kapha  Mandarin Green: Kapha

Scent: Citrus, Orange, soft, smooth, sweet, fruity

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Do not oxidized oil, Use within 6 months

Physical Well With: Digestion, nausea, lymphatic drainage, stretch marks, water retention, cellulite

Mental/Emotional Uses: Calming, insomnia, creativity, depression, anxiety, stress, cheering

Other Uses: Calms children

Blends Well With: Almost anything

Possible Substitutions: Sweet Orange, Petitgrain, Tangerine, Mandarin Green is from the immature peel of Citrus reticulata, and is more moving and stimulating rather than relaxing.

References:

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

https://www.quinessence.com/blog/mandarin-essential-oil

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

 

 

 

Essential Oil Profile: Lime

Lime

Latin Name:  Citrus aurantifolia

Family: Rutaceae

Plant Part: Peel

Method: Expression

Note/Element: Note:Top. Element: Wood.

Functional Groups: Terpene, alcohol, ester, aldehyde

Type: Stimulating, refreshing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balancing): Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Fresh, citrus, sweet, slightly tart

For Skin Type: Oily, acne

Cautions: Do not use oxidized oil. Use within 6 months. Phototoxic, skin sensitizing. Distilled Lime is not Phototoxic or skin sensitizing.

Physical Uses: Cellulite, fever, colds, flu, digestion, acne, varicose veins, asthma,tonic.

Mental/Emotional Uses: refreshes, cheering, cooling to a hot temperature, improves concentration,restorative.

Other Uses: Disinfectant, purify the air, men’s cologne and aftershave

Blends Well With: Almost anything

Possible Substitutions: Lemon or Lime Sweet (Citrus limetta)

Shelf Life: Use within six months.

References:

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

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

http://www.experience-essential-oils.com/lime-essential-oil.html

Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide To Aromatherapy, Boston,MA, Element Books Limited, 1997, p184.

http://ayurvedicoils.com/tag/health-benefits-of-lime-essential-oil

 

 

Essential Oil Profile: Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Latin Name: Cymbopogon citratus

Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)

Plant Part: Leaves (Grass)

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top. Element: Wood.

Functional Group: Alcohol, aldehyde

Type: Relaxing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Pitta, Kapha (use with care sensitizing)

Scent: Lemony, bright, fresh, earthy.

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Not during Pregnancy. Skin-sensitizing. Not with estrogen dependent cancers.

Physical Uses: Cellulite, muscle & joint pain, digestion, immune system, swollen glands, fungal skin issues (athlete’s foot, ring worm), fever, menstrual pain,excessive perspiration .

Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress, depression, uplifting, exhaustion

Other Uses: Insect repellent, during long drives to uplift yet relax

Blends Well With: Grasses, citrus, woods, roots, flowers

Possible Substitutions: Citronella, Melissa

References:

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

https://www.aromafoundry.com/blogs/aroma-foundry/lemongrass-oil-uses-descriptions

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, 28,38,39.

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

https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/13-benefits-lemongrass-essential-oil/

Essential Oil Profile: Lemon

Lemon ( Citrus limon)

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Latin Name: Citrus limon

Family: Rutaceae

Plant Part: Peel

Method: Expression, distillation.

Note/Element: Note: Top. Element: Earth

Functional Group: Alcohol, aldehyde, sesquiterpene, terpene

Type: Stimulating, refreshing

Scent: Citrus, fresh, clean

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Cold pressed oils are phototoxic, steam distilled is not. Not before sunbathing (some say not to use 72 hours prior) . Not on sensitive skin.  Do not use oxidized oil. Use within 6 months.

Physical Uses: Cellulite,circulation, bleeding gums, paper cuts, fever, colds, flu, digestion, acne, varicose veins, warts, current research show promise with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, some pregnant say helps with nausea, headaches & migraines, cold sores.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Clarity, refreshing, uplifting, cooling to a hot temperament, depression, stress.spripedlemonphoto

Other Uses: Disinfectant, purify the air, house cleaning, insecticide.

Blends Well With: Almost anything

Possible Substitutions:  Lime, Grapefruit

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(Photos by AromaAngie )

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2010.

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

https://healthyfocus.org/top-10-benefits-of-lemon-essential-oil/

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