Essential Oil Profile: Tea Tree

Tea Tree

Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifolia

Family: Myrtaceae

Plant Part: Leaf

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Metal

Functional Groups: Alcohol, oxide, sesquiterpene, terpene

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Doshas: Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Bracing, medicinal, penetrating, fresh, woody, earthy.

For Skin type: Oily, acne

Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity

Physical Uses: Acne, nail care, yeast, infection, colds, flu, cough, fever, gum, disease, mucus, systitis, athlete’s foot, cuts, herpes, blemishers, insect bites, rash, wart, immune stimulant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal,lice,ringworm, dandruff.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Stimulating, purifying, nervous wxhaustion, energizing

Other Uses: Room disinfectant, revitalizing, daytime treatment while ill, scalp tonic 

Blends Well With: Leaf, Needle

Reference:

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

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

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-113/tea-tree-oil

 

Essential Oil Profile: Rosemary

Rosemary

Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosemary Verbenone ( Rosmarinus officinalis var. verbonene ( contains less camphor), Rosemary Cineole Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis var cineoleaka Rosmarinus officinalis ct. cineole) is sometimes preferred for use in respiratory and circulatory issues.

Family: Llamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Part: Leaves, flower & buds

Method: Distillation

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

Functional Groups: Alcohol, ester, keytone, oxide, sesquiterpene, terpene

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Dosha ( Balances): Kapha, Vata (Rosemary Verbenome)

Scent: Bracing, herbaceaous, clean, slightly sweet

For Skin Type: Oily, mature

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not w/ epilepsy, high blood pressure. Not w/homeopathy.

Physical Uses: colds, flu, cough, congestion, varicose veins, muscle pain, mucus, circulation, dandruff, hair growth,headache, low blood pressure, indigestion,arthritis.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Mental clarity, lethargy, exhaustion, fatigue, apathty, energizing, stress, learning, memory.

Other Uses: Hair and scalp tonics, add a ddrop to a natural bristle hairbrush.

Blends Well With: Leaf, needle, peel

News  You Can Use: The Virgin Mary is said to have spread her blue cloak over a rosemary bush as she rested, and the white flowers turned blue. The shrub came to be known as the “Rose of Mary”.

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References:

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

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

https://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/rosemary-oil.aspx

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319444.php

Essential Oil Profile: Rose

Rose

Latin Name:Rosa centifolia, Rosa damascena

Family: Rosaceae

Plant Part: Flower

Method: Distillation (rose Otto), Solvent extraction (absolute).

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle Element: Fire

Functional Groups: Alcohol, ester, oxide

Type: Euphoric, Balancing

Scent: Floral, sweet, heady

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata, Pitta

For Skin Type: Mostly All (normal, dry, sensitive, mature)

Cautions: Not during pregnancy

Physical Uses: Skin care, wrinkles, cold sores, herpes, rash, heart palpitations, menstrual and menopausal problems, hot flashes, circulation, labor.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress, anxiety, tension, PMS, hearbreak, grief, self-esteem, depression, jealousy, nurturing, unconditional love, self-acceptance.

Other Uses: Perfumery, aphrodisiac, love rituals, children

Blends Well With: Flower, Peel, Resin, Root, Wood

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References:

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

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

https://www.quinessence.com/blog/relaxing-effect-of-rose-essential-oil

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Essential Oil Profile:Ravintsara

Latin Name: Cinnamomum camphora

Family: Lauraceae

Plant Part: Leaf

Method: Distillations

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

Functional Group: Oxide

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic dosha: Kapha

Scent: Brisk, penetrating, herbaceous, similar to eucalyptus, subtle peppery notes

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Not with young children.

Physical Uses: Colds, cough, flu, immune system, cold sores, shingles, muscle and joint pain, calms the nerves.

Mental/Emotional Uses:  Revitalizing, opening

Other Uses: Antiviral

Blends Well With: Leaves, needles, citrus

References: 

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

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

Essential Oil Profile: Pine Scots

Pine Scots

Latin Name: Pinus sylerstris

Family: Pinaceae

Plant Part: Needles

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Metal

Functional Groups:  Terpene, sisquiterpene, alcohol, ester

Aryuvedic Dosha: Kapha

Scent: Fresh, woody, earthy

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Do not use oxidized oil. Use within 6 months, Not during Pregnancy. Not with estrogen dependent cancers.

Physical Uses: Colds, cough, flu, sinusitis, muscle and joint pain, immune system

Mental/Emotional Uses: Mental clarity, exhaustion, stress, refreshes the mind, strengthening.

Other Uses: Christmas, forest scent, purify the air.

Blends Well With: Needles, leaves, citrus

References:

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

https://www.quinessence.com/blog/pine-needle-essential-oil

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

 

Essential Oil Profile: Petitgrain Bigarade

Petitgrain Bigarade

Latin Name: Citrus aurantium

Family: Rutaceae

Plant Part: Leaves, twigs branches

Method: Distallation

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

Functional Group: Alcohol, Ester, Terpene, Aldehyde

Type: Relaxing , balancing

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vatta, Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Fresh, Citrusy, herbaceous, tart, sweet, slightly floral.

For Skin Type:  Oily, acne

Cautions: None, Petitgrain oil is not phototoxic.

Physical Uses: Colds, coughs, menstrual and stomach cramps, stretch marks, scars, papitations, perspiration, muscle and joint pain, headaches and migraines, mature skin.

Mental/Emotional: Stress, depression, anxiety, anger, panic

Other Uses: Men colognes and aftershaves.

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

Photo by AromaAngie

References: 

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

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

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

Essential Oil Profile: Peppermint

Peppermint

Latin Name: Mentha piperita spearmint  Mentha spicata , bergamot mint Mentha citrata

Family: Lamiaceae

Plant Part: Flowering Plant  

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Wood, Metal.

Functional Groups: Alcohol, ester, ketone, oxide, sesquiterpene, terpene

Type: stimulating, cooling, refreshing

Ayurvedic Dosha: Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Minty, Herbaceous

For Skin Type: Oily, Acne

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not with yung children, heart conditions, homeopathy, high blood pressure. May be sensitizing.

Physical Uses: Colds, flu, cough, mucus, fever, muscle & joint pain, headache, stomach cramps, fas, nausea, motion sickness, scne, tired feet, hot flashes

Mental/Emotional Uses: Mental clarity, cools a hot temperment, lethargy, refreshing, depression

Other Uses: Insect repellent, breath freshener(rinse w/ 1 drop in a glass of water), cools a room via diffusion

Blends Well With: Leaf, Needle

Photo by AromaAngie

References:

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

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

https://abouteos.com/peppermint-essential-oil/

https://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-peppermint.html