Essential Oil Profile: Violet Leaf

Violet absolute

Latin Name: Viola odorata

Family: Violaceae

Plant Part: Leaf

Method: absolute (solvent extracted)

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

Functional Groups: Alcohol, Salicyic Acid, Ketone

Type: Relaxing

Ayurvedic Doshas: Pitta

Scent: Sweet, floral, green, earthy/woody, cool, intense

For Skin Type: Oily, acne

Caution: Not during pregnancy

Physical Uses: Muscle and joint pain, headache, sore throat, cough PMS

Mental/Emotional Uses: Anxiety, nervousness, tension, stress, to sooth, over come fears.

Other Uses: Perfumery

Blends Well With: Flower, flowering plant

References:

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

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/violet-leaf-absolute.asp

https://www.edenbotanicals.com/violet-leaf-absolute.html

Violet Essential Oil (Leaves)

 

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Essential Oil Profile: Valerian

Valerian

Latin Name: Valeriana officinalis

Family: Valerianaceae

Plant Part: Root

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Base Element: Earth

Functional Groups: Esters, Terpene, Sesquiterpene, Alcohol, Aldehyde

Type: Relaxing, hypnotic, grounding

Ayurvedic doshas(Balances): Vata

Scent: Earthy, woody, balsamaic, bitter-sweet, cloying, tenacious

For Skin Type: None

Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Use sparingly: can be stupefying.

Physical Uses: Insomnia, muscle pain, headache, stomach and menstrual cramps, PMS, hearth palpatations, .

Mental/Emotional Uses: Anger, extreme tension, emotional crisis, nervousness, panic, anxiety, addictions especially smoking.

Other Uses: Perfumery, fixative. Useful with Rescue Remedy.

Blends Well With: Flower, Fruit, Resin, Root, Wood.

News You Can Use: Known to attract cats and rats. Use at your own discretion.

References:

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

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/valerian-essential-oil/profile

https://organicdailypost.com/17-unbelievable-uses-valerian-essential-oil/

https://hopewelloils.com/valerian.php

Essential Oil Profile: Spruce Black

Spruce Black

Latin Name: Picea mariana

Family: Pinaceae

Plant Part: Needles

Method: Steam or hydro Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Metal

Functional Groups: Terpene, Ester, Sesquiterpene, Alcohol

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Doshas: Kapha

Scent: Fresh, uplifting, balsamic, woody, earthy, hint of fruit.

For Skin Type: Dry

Cautions: Do not use oxidized oil. Use within 6 months. Not during pregnancy. May cause skin irratation. May be sensitizing.

Physical Uses: Colds, flu, coughs, muscle and joint pain, boils , burns, wounds.

Mental/Element Uses: Mental clarity, stress, deprerssion, apathy, long illness, exhaution, fatique

Other Uses: Jet lag, sickroom , pet care apply with cedarwood to rid pet of fleas and ticks.

Blends Well With: Flowering , fruit, leaf, resin, wood.

References: 

http://www.experience-essential-oils.com/northern-lights-black-spruce-oil.html

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

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

https://www.stillpointaromatics.com/black-spruce-Picea-mariana-essential-oil-aromatherapy

Essential Oil Profile: Spikenard

Spikenard

Latin Name: Nardostachys jatamansi

Family: Valerianaceae

Plant Part: Root

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Base Element: Earth

Functional Groups: Sesquiterpene, alcohol, aldehyde, ketone

Type: Relaxing, grounding

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata

Scent: Sweet, earthy, spicy, lingering, musky

For Skin Type: Mature

Cautions: Not during pregnancy

Physical Uses: Insomnia, dandruff, athlete’s foot, nail fungus, wounds, psoriasis, headache, migraine, palpitations, hemorrhoids, warming, indigestion.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress, anaxiety, spaciness, restlessness

Other Uses: Meditation, anointing, used by Mary to anoint the feet of Jesus

Blends Well With: Flower, fruit, resin, root, spice, wood

References:

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

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

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

https://purepathessentialoils.com/spikenard-benefits/

Essential Oil Profile: Sandalwood

Sandalwood

Latin Name: Santalum album

Family: Santalaceae

Plant Part: Wood

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Base Element: Earth, Water, Metal.

Functional Groups: Alcohol, aldehyde, sesquiterpene.

Type: Relaxing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vatta, Pitta

Scent: Woody, sweet

For Skin Type: Dry, mature

Cautions: None

Physical Uses: Insomnia, dry skin, cracked feet & hands, cough, sore throat, laryngitis, cystitis, nausea, heartburn, muscle pain.

Mental/Emotiona Uses: Stress, tension, anxiety, strengthening, centering, depression, helps to instill inner peace, low self esteem.

Other Uses: Enhance meditation & prayer, perfumery, aphrodisiac.

Blends Well With: Flower, peel, resin, root, spice, wood.

References:

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

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

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

https://www.edenbotanicals.com/sandalwood-rare.html

May your usage of Sandalwood be mindful, and may you be present in the magnificence of every application.-Eden Botanicals

 

Essential Oils: Sage

Sage

Latin Name: Salvia officinalis

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Part: Leaves, flowers, buds  (plant)

Method: Distillation

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

Functional Groups: Terpenes, sisquiterpene, alcohol, ester, oxide, ketone, aldehyde.

Type: Stimulating, purifying.

Ayurvedic Doshas: Kapha

Scent: Herbaceous, penetrating, caphoreous, sweet, fruity.

For Skin Type: None

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Cautions: Not during pregnancy or nursing, Not with estrogen dependent cancers, Not for high blood pressure, Skin-sensitizing, Never with children, TOXIC,  Not with epilepsy. This oil is neurotoxic.

Physical Uses: Infection, immune system, colds, flu, induces menstruation.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Depression, uplifting mental fatigue.

Other Uses: Room purification, ritual, space clearing, men’s cologne and aftershave.

Blends Well With: Leaves, citrus, flowers.

News You Can Use:  Sage is derived from Latin word “salvia” meaning “to heal”.

Did you know that the Lakota Indians consider Sage a “master herb” because of its purifying and cleansing properties?

References:

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

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

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

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Essential Oil Profile: Rosewood

Rosewood

Latin Name: Aniba roseodora

Family:  Lauraceae

Plant Part: Wood chips

Method: Distillation

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

Functional Groups: Alcohol

Type: Balancing

Ayurvedic Doshas (Balances): Vata, Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Rose-like, fresh, woody, sweet, floral, slightly spicey.

For Skin Type: Dry, mature, acne, oily, normal.

Cautions: None

Physical Uses: Colds, flu, fever, vaginitis, nail fungus, athlete’s foot, cough, immune sysytem, tooth ache, pain in joints and muscles, scars, aphrodisiac.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Strengthening, courage, uplifting, depression.

Other Uses: Spiritual, meditation, jet lag, with children.

Blends Well With: Flowers, woods, citrus, roots, spices.

References:

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

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

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