Essential Oil Profile: Orange Sweet


Latin Name: Citrus sinensis or Citrus aurantium var. dulcis

Family: Rutaceae

Plant Part: Peel

Method: Expression

Note/Element: Note: Top  Element: Earth, Wood

Functional Groups: Alcohol, aldehyde, terpene

Type: Relaxing, Refreshing

Ayurvedic Dosha(Balances): Vata, Kapha

Scent: Citrus, sweet, light

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Do not use oxidized oil. Use within 6 months. Do not use Orange Bitter before sunbathing.

Physical Uses: Colds, flu, digestion, water retention, cellulite, circulation, flatulence, treat spasms, mild aphrodisiac, prevents infection, tonic ( tones up every system in the body), boost immunity.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Depression, lethargy, negativism, stress, cheering, uplifting. may aid in improving cognitive functions.

Other Uses: Room sprays, cleaning solutions, sanitizing, children

Blends Well With: Almost anything

Possible Substitutions: Mandarin, Tangerine


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


Essential Oil Profile: Myrrh

Latin Name: Commiphora myrrha

Family: Burseraceae

Plant Part: Resin

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Base Element: Earth, Mental

Functional Groups: Sesquiterpene, ketone, aldehyde

Type: Euphoric

Ayurvedic Dosha ( Balances): Vata, Kapha

Scent: Smooth, sweet, warm, earthy, woody

For Skin Type: Dry, mature

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not with estrogen dependent cancers.

Physical Uses: Weepy cuts, cracked skin especially hands and feet, gingivitis ( 1 drop in mouth wash), sore throat, cough, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, thrush,colds, wasting digestive diseases, ulcers, diarrhea, gas, loss of appetite, balancing sexual appetite.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Soothing, comforting, an emotional balm

Other Uses: Spiritual and ritual use, meditation, symbolic of wealth, perfumery

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

Possible Substitutions: Benzoin


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





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:


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



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.


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



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


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.