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


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



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

Essential Oil Profile: Patchouli


Latin Name: Pogostemon patchouli

Family: Lamiaceae

Plant Part: Plant, leaves

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Base Elelment: Earth

Functional Groups: Alcohol, aldehyde, sesquiterpene

Type: Euphoric

Scent: Earthy, Sweet, enduring, woody, hint of sweetness.

Ayurvedic Doshas: Vata, Pitta

For Skin Type: Dry, Mature

Cautions: None

Physical Uses: Itchy skin, dandruff, rash, fungus, cracked feet & hands, nail care, dry skin, athlete’s foot, insect bites, nausea, scars, natural deodorant, strengthens hair, .

Mental/Emotional Uses: Grounding, stress, tension, worry, connection to the earth, enhances mood.

Other Uses: Meditation, insect repellent, perfummery fixative, aphrodisiac

Blends Well With: Flowers, peel, resin, root, wood


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