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    AROMATHERAPY ESSENTIAL OIL INFORMATION

    Essential oil from plants, herbs and flowers is a precious substance. As an example, it takes about 440 pounds of fresh lavender flowers to produce 2 1/2 pounds of lavender essential oil. A single drop of essential oil can be equal to one ounce of the plant .. a little goes a long way.

    Our descriptions below give the Latin name and family for the plant used in the essential oil, the part of the plant that is used, the method of extracting the oil from the plant and the country where the oil is produced. There is a description of the scent, some traditional uses, blending tips, Qi characteristics, emotional profiles and safety data where it applies. We hope this information is useful as you consider using aromatherapy for healing body, mind and spirit.

    We express our deepest gratitude to all who have maintained the thread of this knowledge, grown these plants, extracted and imported these essences. Through their efforts we may experience these gifts of nature.

    Allspice - Contentment
    Latin name: Pimenta Dioica. Family name: Myrtaceae. Allspice oil is produced by distilling the leaves, and fruit of the herb and is imported from Jamaica. It has a powerful sweet spicy aroma similar to cloves. Allspice originated in the West Indies and South America and the Indians have used it for centuries in medicine. Traditional uses include: relieving mental fatigue, nervous strain, and heartburn; for healing coughs and bronchitis, anorexia, to uplift and warm, as an aphrodisiac, relieve muscular cramps, bronchitis, whooping cough and painful periods; reduce nervous tension and other stress related problems. Allspice primary chemical eugenol irritates the mucous membranes, and has been found to cause dermal irritation. It should therefore be used with care in low dilutions only. Emotional profile: for relieving pain and stress, dipepsia, and neuralgia. Blends with: Ginger, geranium, lavender, patchouli, neroli, oriental and spicy bases.

    Anise - Awakening
    Latin name: Illicium Verum. Family name: Illiciaceae. Anise oil is produced by distilling the fruits of the herb and is imported from China. It has a extremely sweet, licorice aroma. Anise originated in China and the chinese have used it for centuries in medicine. Traditional uses include: to brighten mood, strengthen nervous system, for healing coughs and bronchitis,cholic and rheumatism, for relieving headache and sinusitis. Anise in large doses is a narcotic and slows down the circulation, and should not be used during pregnancy. Emotional profile: for relieving pain and stress, lack of direction. Blends with: rose, lavender, orange, pine and other spice oils.

    Sweet Basil - Awakening
    Latin name: Ocimum basilicum. Family name: Labiatae. Sweet basil oil is produced by distilling the leaves of the herb and is imported from France. It has a slightly licorice aroma. Basil originated in India and Hindus have used it for centuries in medicine. Traditional uses include: to brighten mood, strengthen nervous system, improve mental clarity and memory, for relieving headache and sinusitis. Basil should not be used during pregnancy. Emotional profile: for relieving pain and stress, lack of direction. Blends with: bergamot, clary sage, citronella, and geranium.

    Bergamot - Uplifting Release
    Latin name: Citrus bergamia. Family name: Rutaceae. Bergamot oil is cold pressed from the fruit peel and is imported from Italy. It has a sweet & fruity scent. Bergamot oil is documented in old herbal texts. Traditional uses include: balancing nervous system, relieving anxiety and stress, lifting melancholy, for restful sleep, antiviral, cold sores, psoriasis, eczema and insect repellent. Bergamot may cause skin sensitivity to bright sunlight. A bergaptene free oil is available. Bergaptene is the constituent which increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight. Qi characteristics: cool and dry, element - wood. Emotional profile: to relieve helplessness, hopelessness, emptiness and grief. Blends with: lavender, neroli, jasmine, coriander, juniper, chamomile, lemon, geranium, and cypress.

    Cardamon - Contentment
    Latin name: Elettaria cardamomum. Family name: Zingiberaceae. Cardamon oil is distilled from the seed and is imported from South and Central America. It has a spicy aroma with floral undertones. Cardamon has been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for over 3,000 years. Traditional uses include: relieving mental fatigue, nervous strain, and heartburn; for healing coughs and bronchitis, anorexia, to uplift and warm, as an aphrodisiac. Avoid use on allergic skin. Qi characteristics: warm and dry, element - earth. Emotional profile: to relieve inflexibility, suspicion, self-pity, confusion, intolerance. Blends with: rose, neroli, frankincense, cedarwood, orange, ylang ylang, bergamot, and clove.

    Atlas Cedar - Transformative Certainty
    Latin name: Cedrus atlantica. Family name: Pinaceae. There are several varieties of cedar; the Atlas Cedar is one of the most beneficial for aromatherapy. The oil is distilled from the wood and is imported from Morocco & Algeria, North Africa. It has a woody aroma. Atlas cedar was believed to have been used extensively by the Egyptians in cosmetics, perfume and medicine. Traditional uses include: to relax tense muscles, calm emotions, help breathing, for enhancing meditation, easing pain, repelling insects. Atlas Cedar should not be used during pregnancy. Qi characteristics: warm and dry, element - water. Emotional profile: for relief of irrationality, worry, fear and mental obsession. Blends with: bergamot, cypress, ylang ylang, rosemary, juniper, vetiver, neroli, clary sage, and frankincense.

    Cedarwood - Transformative Certainty
    Latin name: Juniperus Virginiana. Family name: cupressaceae. There are several varieties of cedarwood; the Virginia Cedarwood is one of the most beneficial for aromatherapy. The oil is distilled from the wood and extracted in the United States. It has a "balsamic" (pencil wood), woody aroma. Cedarwood was Used by the Native Americans for respiratory infections, especially those involving an excess of catarrh. Traditional uses include: Help breathing, menstrual delay, rheumatism, arthritis, skin rashes, psoriasis, venereal warts, gonorrhea, pyelitis and kidney infections. It is an excellent insect and vermin repellent (mosquitoes, moths, woodworm, rats, etc.) and was once used with citronella as a comercial insecticide. Cedarwood should not be used during pregnancy. Qi characteristics: warm and dry, element - wood. Emotional profile: for relief of irrationality, worry, nervous tension, stress related disorders, fear and mental obsession. Blends with: benzoin, sandalwood, rose, juniper, vetiver, cypress, and patchouli.

    Roman Chamomille - Calm Acceptance
    Latin name: Anthemis nobilis. Family name: Compositae. The oil is distilled from the flowers grown in the North America, britain, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, and France. It has a warm, sweet and fruity herbaceous aroma. Chamomile was one of the nine sacred herbs of the Saxons, which they called 'maythen'. This herb had a medical reputation in Europe and especially in the Mediterranean region for over 2000 years and is still in widespread use today. It was employed by the ancient Egyptians and the Moors. It was also held to be the "Plants Physician" since it promoted the health of plants nearby. It is current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for the treatment of dyspepsia, nausea, anorexia, vomiting in pregnancy, dysmenorrhea and specifically flatulent dyspepsia associated with mental stress.Traditional uses include: Acne, allergies, boils, burns, chilblains, dermatitis, earache, aczema, psoriasis, hair care, inflamations, insect bites, rashes, sensitive skin. teething pain, toothache, wound care, Arthritis, inflamed joints, muscular pain, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains, dyspepsia, colic, indigestion, nausea, Dysmenorrhea, menopausal problems, menorrhagia, Headache, insomnia, nervous tension, migraine and stress related complaints. Roman Chamomile should be avoided during early pregnancy. Qi characteristics: cool, element - wood. Emotional profile: to relieve anger, hysteria, fear, spirit disconnection, grief, worry. Blends with: bergamot, clary sage, Oaomoss, jasmine, labdanum, neroli, rose, geranium, and lavender.

    Citronella
    Latin name: Cymbopogon nardus. Family name: Graminacaea. The oil is distilled from the herb and is imported from Ceylon. It has a fresh grassy-woody scent. Traditional Chinese medicine currently uses this herb for rheumatic pain. Traditional uses include: as a mosquito repellent, for colds, flu and neuralgia, to relieve pain of rheumatism and arthritis, melancholy. Avoid using on sensitive or damaged skin. Blends with: geranium, lemon, bergamot, orange, cedarwood and pine.

    Clary Sage - Clarity
    Latin name: Salvia sclarea. Family name: Labiatae. Clary sage oil is distilled from the flowering tops and the herb and is imported from France. It has a spicy, hay-like aroma. It has been called "clear eye" and was used for healing eye problems in times past. Traditional uses include: relieving stress and tension, lifting melancholy, easing pain, restful sleep, as an aphrodisiac; contains estrogen-like hormone, for menopause and PMS, relieving nervous exhaustion. Clary Sage should not be used during pregnancy, avoid if you have endometriosis, breast, ovarian and uterine cysts and other estrogen dependant conditions (cancers). Qi characteristics: dry, element - metal. Emotional profile: for relieving worry, crying, guilt, obsessions and compulsions, hostility, panic. Blends with: juniper, bergamot, lavender, frankincense, coriander, cardamon, geranium, sandalwood, cedarwood, pine and jasmine.

    Clove Bud
    Latin name: Eugenia caryophyllata. Family name: Myrtacaea. Clove bud oil is distilled from the flower buds and is imported from Madagascar. It has a spicy, fruity, warm and sweet aroma. Traditional uses include: for toothache, colds, flu and fungal infections, as a mosquito repellent, to relieve fatigue and melancholy, as an aphrodisiac. Clove bud oil should not be used on damaged or sensitive skin. Use in moderation. Blends with: rose, ylang ylang, clary sage, bergamot, and bay laurel.

    Coriander - Encouragement
    Latin name: Coriandrum sativum. Family name: Umbelliferae. Coriander oil is distilled from the seeds and is imported from France. It has a spicy, sweet and fragrant aroma. Coriander seeds were found in the Egyptian tomb of Ramses II. Traditional uses include: relieving muscular aches and pains, increasing circulation, for colds, flu and rheumatism, for help with sleep and nervous exhaustion. Use in moderation and avoid if you have fibrosis or breast cancer. Qi characteristics: warm and dry, element - earth/fire. Emotional profile: to relieve doubt, fear of failure, feelings of vulnerability, weariness and irritability. Blends with: clary sage, ginger, bergamot, cypress, pine, jasmine, frankincense, neroli, citronella, and sandalwood.

    Cypress - Inner Renewal
    Latin name: Cupressus sempervirens. Family name: Cupressaceae. Cypress oil is distilled from the needles and twigs and is imported from Europe. It has a spicy, refreshing pine-needle aroma.. Cypress incense is used today by Tibetans for purification. Traditional uses include: to increase circulation, relieve muscular cramps, bronchitis, whooping cough and painful periods; reduce nervous tension and other stress related problems, as an immune stimulant. Avoid cypress if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, cancer or uterine and breast fibrosis. Qi characteristics: cool and dry, element - metal/water. Emotional profile: for relief of grief, self-hate, jealousy, loss and regret, isolation. Blends with: cedarwood, pine, lavender, clary sage, lemon, cardamon, juniper, bergamot, orange, marjoram, and sandalwood.

    Eucalyptus - Room to Breathe
    Latin name: Eucalyptus globulus. Family name: Myrtaceae. It is distilled from the leaves and is imported from Australia. It has a strong camphorous odor. Aborigines have used eucalyptus leaves to remedy many ills. Traditional uses include: for colds, as a decongestant, to relieve asthma and fevers, for it’s bactericidal and anti-viral actions, to ease aching joints. Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy. Qi characteristics: warm and dry, element - metal. Emotional profile: to help with explosive-heated emotions, irrational thinking. Blends with: rosemary, lavender, marjoram, pine, cedarwood, and lemon.

    Sweet Fennel - Confident Expression
    Latin name: Foeniculum vulgare. Family name: Umbelliferae. It is distilled from the fruit and is imported from Spain. It has a earthy-peppery aroma.. In times past, fennel was used to ward off evil spirits. Traditional uses include: for neuro-muscular spasms, rheumatism and arthritis; bronchitis, whooping cough, as a nerve tonic in relieving stress and nervous tension. Use in moderation and avoid if you are pregnant or have epilepsy. Qi characteristics: warm and dry, element - earth. Emotional profile: to aid with mental and emotional blocks, resisting change, fear of failure, creativity blocks. Blends with: geranium, lavender, rose and sandalwood.

    Frankincense - Liberation
    Latin name: Boswellia species. Family name: Burseraceae. Frankincense oil is CO2 distilled from oleo-gum-resin of the tree and is imported from Africa. It has a spicy, balsamic aroma. Frankincense was known as one of the most precious substances to ancient man and is associated with religious practice. Traditional uses include: to calm, enhance meditation, elevate mind and spirit, help breathing, for psychic cleansing; for care of mature skin and scars. Qi characteristics: cool and dry, element - earth/metal. Emotional profile: for healing fears, grief, repressed feelings, self-destruction and dissociation/disconnection. Blends with: sandalwood, pine, vetiver, geranium, lavender, neroli, orange, bergamot, and basil.

    Geranium - Comforter
    Latin name: Pelargonium graveolens. Family name: Geraniaceae. Geranium oil is distilled from the leaves of the plant and is imported from Egypt. It has a leafy rose scent. Geranium has been long revered for its fragrance. Traditional uses include: reducing stress and tension, easing pain, balancing emotions and hormones, PMS, relieve fatigue and nervous exhaustion, to lift melancholy, lessen fluid retention, repel insects. Qi characteristics: cool and moist, element - water/earth. Emotional profile: to aid with acute fear, rigidity, abuse, lack of self-esteem, discontentment, heartache. Blends with: lavender, patchouli, clove, rose, neroli, sandalwood, jasmine, juniper and bergamot.

    Ginger - Longevity
    Latin name: Zingiber officinale. Family name: Zingiberaceae. Ginger oil is distilled from the root of the plant and is imported from China. It has a warm, spicy-woodsy odor. Ginger has been used as a healing remedy for thousands of years. Traditional uses include: reducing muscular aches and pains, increasing circulation, relieving bronchitis and whooping cough, nervous exhaustion, in healing colds flu and fever and to stimulate appetite. Qi characteristics: hot and dry, element - water/fire. Emotional profile: for sexual anxieties, lack of direction, confusion, loneliness. Blends with: sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, frankincense, cedarwood, coriander, rose, neroli, and orange.

    Grapefruit - Purification
    Latin name: Citrus paradisi. Family name: Rutacaea. Grapefruit oil is cold pressed from the peel of the U.S. grapefruit. It has a fresh, sweet, citrus scent. Traditional uses include: to lift melancholy, relieve muscle fatigue, as an astringent for oily skin, to refresh and energize the body, stimulate detoxification, as an airborne disinfectant. Qi characteristics: cool and dry, element - wood/earth. Emotional profile: for use with self-doubt and criticism, dependency, frustration and grief. Blends with: lemon, palmarosa, bergamot, neroli, rosemary, cardamon, geranium, lavender and cypress.

    Hyssop - Purification
    Latin name: Hyssopus officinalis. Family name: Lamiaceae (labiatae). Hyssop oil is extracted from the leaves and flowering tops. It has a sweet, camphoraceous top note and warm spicy-herbaceous undertone. Traditional uses include: to purify, for respiratory and digestive complaints, rheumatism, bruises, sores, earache and toothache, used to regulate the blood pressure, as a general nerve tonic, and for states of anxiety or hysteria. It is current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as a specific for bronchitis and the common cold. Qi characteristics: cool and moist, element - wood/earth. Emotional profile: for healing fears, grief, repressed feelings, self-destruction and dissociation/disconnection. Blends with: Lavender, rosemary, myrtle, bay leaf, sage, clary sage, geranium, and citrus oils.

    Jasmine - Harmonious Desire
    Latin name: Jasminum grandiflorum. Family name: Oleaceae. Jasmine oil is extracted from the flowers. It has a rich, sweet floral scent. Traditional uses include: to lift melancholy, for muscular spasm, painful periods and labour pains, to relieve anxiety and nervous exhaustion, for impotence. Qi characteristics: neutral, element - fire/water. Emotional profile: to relieve repressed feelings, bitter jealously, low self-esteem, guilt, emotional abuse. Blends with: rose, sandalwood, clary sage, and citrus oils.

    Juniper Berry - Empowering Determination
    Latin name: Juniperus communis. Family name: Cupressaceae. Juniper Berry oil is distilled from the berries and is imported from Italy. It has a fresh, pine-needle aroma. Believed to be magical, juniper was used to avert and protect one from evil. Traditional uses include: to energize and relieve exhaustion, ease inflammation and spasms, for improving mental clarity and memory, purifying the body, to lessen fluid retention, for disinfecting. Juniper Berry should not be used during pregnancy or if you have kidney disease. Qi characteristics: hot and dry, element - water. Emotional profile: for guilt, unworthiness, discontentment, abusive experiences, empathy, defensive behavior. Blends with: vetiver, sandalwood, cedarwood, cypress, clary sage, pine, lavender, rosemary, and geranium.

    Lavender - Healing Expression
    Latin name: Lavandula officinalis. Family name: Labiatae. Lavender oil is distilled from the flowering tops of the plant and is imported from France. It has a sweet, floral-herbaceous, balsamic-woody scent. Lavender has been used for centuries as a fragrance and a medicine. It is generally regarded as the most versatile essence therapeutically. Often referred to as the "Angel of Healing"Traditional uses include: balancing emotions, relieving stress, tension and headache, to promote restful sleep, heal the skin, to lower high blood pressure, help breathing, for disinfecting. Qi characteristics: cool and dry, element - fire/wood. Emotional profile: for panic, hysteria, fears, insecurity, trauma, worry, burnout, addiction, obsessive and agitated behaviors. Blends with: most oils including citrus, florals, cedarwood, clove, clary sage, pine, geranium, vetiver, and patchouli.

    Lemon - Refreshing Trust
    Latin name: Citrus Limonum. Family name: Rutaceae. Lemon is cold pressed from the lemon peel and is from the US. It has a fresh lemon scent. It is said that lemon was used to prevent scurvy by our ancestors who traveled the seas. Traditional uses include: to balance the nervous system, as a disinfectant, to refresh and uplift, for purifying the body. May cause skin sensitivity to the sun or irritate sensitive skin. Qi characteristics: cool and dry, element - earth/fire. Emotional profile: to relieve bitter resentment, distrust, irrational thinking, apathy. Blends with: lavender, neroli, juniper, eucalyptus, geranium, fennel, chamomile, frankincense, sandalwood, rose and ylang ylang.

    Lemongrass
    Latin name: Cymbopogon citratus. Family name: Graminacaea. Lemongrass is distilled from the leaves and is imported from Guatemala. It has a powerful, lemon-grass aroma.. There has been recent research in India which shows that lemongrass acts as sedative on the central nervous system. Traditional uses include: as an insect repellent and deodorizer, for athlete's foot, as a tissue toner, to relieve muscular pain (sports-muscle pain), increase circulation, for headaches, for nervous exhaustion and other stress related problems. Use with care and avoid in pregnancy. Blends with: citronella, vetiver and palmarosa.

    LIME
    Latin name: Citrus aurantifolia. Family name: Rutaceae. Lime is distilled from the peel of the unripe fruit or steam distilled from the whole ripe crushed fruit and is native to Florida and imported from West Indies. It has a fresh, sweet, citrus-peel aroma..Traditional uses include: to relieve muscular pain (sports-muscle pain), increase circulation, for headaches, for nervous exhaustion and other stress related problems, fever reduction, infections, sore throat, colds and fever, blood thinner. Use with care and DO NOT USE WITH COUMARIN OR OTHER BLOOD THINNING MEDICATIONS. Blends with: Neroli, citronella, lavender, lavandin, rosemary, clary sage, and other citrus oils.

    Sweet Marjoram - Comforting Compassion
    Latin name: Marjorana hortensis. Family name: Labiatae. Sweet marjoram oil is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant and is imported from France. It has a warm & spicy aroma. Sweet marjoram was used medicinally by Romans and ancient Greek physicians. Traditional uses include: to relax tense muscles and relieve spasms, calm and promote restful sleep, ease migraine headache, for comforting the heart, lowering high blood pressure, to help breathing, disinfecting. Marjoram should not be used during pregnancy. Qi characteristics: warm and dry, element - earth/fire. Emotional profile: for hysteria, anger, feelings of isolation. Blends with: lavender, eucalyptus, tea-tree, cedarwood, cypress, chamomile, bergamot, and rosemary.

    Myrrh - Transcendental Bridge
    Latin name: Commiphora myrrha. Family name: Burseraceae. Myrrh oil is distilled from the resin and is imported from Africa. It has a sharp, warm balsamic aroma. In Egyptian lore, Myrrh is said to have come from the tears of Horus. Traditional uses include: to heal wounds and nurture mature skin, for bronchitis and colds, to relieve apathy and calm. Avoid use on damaged or sensitive skin. Qi characteristics: warm and dry, element - earth/metal. Emotional profile: in relieving emotional coldness, lack of will, lack of spirit connection, emotional blocks. Blends with: frankincense, sandalwood, cypress, juniper, geranium, patchouli, lavender, and pine.

    Neroli - Emotional Harmony
    Latin name: Citrus aurantium var. amara. Family name: Rutaceae. Neroli oil is extracted from the flower of bitter orange tree and is imported from Morocco. It has a refreshing, bitter-sweet aroma. In times past, orange flower blossoms were worn at weddings as a symbol of purity. Traditional uses include: for healing thread veins, scars and nourishing mature skin, increasing circulation, in relieving anxiety, melancholy and nervous tension, bronchitis, as an aphrodisiac. Qi characteristics: cool, element - fire/wood. Emotional profile: for emotional crisis, longing, grief, abuse, hopelessness. Blends with: chamomile, coriander, geranium, lemon, ylang ylang, lavender, jasmine, and clary sage.

    Sweet Orange - Happiness
    Latin name: Citrus sinensis. Family name: Rutaceae. Orange oil is cold pressed from the orange peel and is from the US and Brazil. It has a citrus, sweet orange scent. Orange trees were once rare and native only to China and India. Traditional uses include: to brighten mood, calm and reduce stress, as an environmental disinfectant. Orange may cause skin sensitivity to bright sunlight. Qi characteristics: neutral, element - wood. Emotional profile: to relieve apathy, emotional abuse, worry, addiction, burnout, hopelessness, self-consciousness. Blends with: lavender, clove, myrrh, clary sage, lemon, and neroli.

    Palmarosa - Secure Heart
    Latin name: Cymbopogon martini. Family name: Graminacaea. Palmarosa oil is distilled from the tops of the plants and is imported from Asia. It has a floral-rose grassy scent. Palmarosa is used today in Ayurvedic medicine. Traditional uses include: to stimulate cellular regeneration and moisturize skin, for nervous exhaustion and stress conditions, to calm and uplift. Qi characteristics: cool and moist, element - fire. Emotional profile: for irritability, apathy and tension. Blends with: geranium, florals, cedarwood and sandalwood.

    Patchouli - Grounded Stability
    Latin name: Pogostemon cablin. Family name: Labiatae. Patchouli oil is distilled from the leaves and is imported from East Indies. It has an intense earthy, balsamic-woody aroma. Traditional uses include: for athlete's foot, as an aphrodisiac, to relieve stress and nervous exhaustion. Qi characteristics: dry, element - earth/fire. Emotional profile: to relieve indecision, lethargy, mood swings. Blends with: vetiver, clary sage, myrrh, bergamot, neroli, rose, lavender, clove, geranium, cedarwood, and sandalwood.

    Peppermint - Receptive Vision
    Latin name: Mentha piperita. Family name: Labiatae. Peppermint oil is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant and is grown in the US. It has a sweet, mint aroma. Herbalists in ancient Greece and Rome used peppermint for nearly every ailment. Traditional uses include: for energy, and brighter mood, reducing pain, to help breathing, improve mental clarity and memory. Peppermint may irritate sensitive skin and should not be used during pregnancy. Qi characteristics: cool and dry, element - earth/wood. Emotional profile: for shock, overwork, apathy, helplessness. Blends with: rosemary, eucalyptus, lemon, marjoram, and lavender.

    Rose Absolute - Nurturing Heart
    Latin name: Rosa centifolia. Family name: Rosaceae. Rose Absolute is extracted from the rose flower and is imported from Morocco. It has a rich rosy fragrance. Avicenna, a 10th century Arabian alchemist, gave us our first rose oil. Traditional uses include: for brighter mood, menopause, to help reduce wrinkles, for calming and reducing nervous tension, to promote restful sleep, as an aphrodisiac. Qi characteristics: cool and moist, element - fire. Emotional profile: for grief, fears of loving and being loved, sexuality, jealously, self-destruction, vengeance and bitterness. Blends with: geranium, bergamot, lavender, clary sage, sandalwood and patchouli.

    Rosemary - Remembered Destiny
    Latin name: Rosmarinus officinalis. Family name: Labiatae. Rosemary oil is distilled from the flowering tops of the herb and is imported from Spain. It has a camphor like aroma. Ancient Greeks and Romans gave rosemary sacred status for its many beneficial uses. Traditional uses include: to energize, relax tense muscles, brighten mood, for improving mental clarity and memory, easing pain, to relieve headaches, disinfecting. Rosemary should not be used if you are pregnant, if you have epilepsy or high blood pressure. Qi characteristics: warm and dry, element - fire. Emotional profile: for disorientation, indecision, burnout. Blends with: frankincense, cedarwood, peppermint, basil, pine, citronella and lavender.

    Sandalwood - Now Here
    Latin name: Santalum album. Family name: Santalaceae. Sandalwood oil is distilled from the heartwood and is imported from India. It has a woody, balsamic aroma. Sandalwood is believed to bring about calmness and serenity and is linked with incense and meditation. Traditional uses include: to lift melancholy, enhance meditation, heal the skin, help breathing, for calming and reducing stress, restful sleep, disinfecting, as an aphrodisiac. Qi characteristics: cool and moist, element - earth. Emotional profile: to relieve possessiveness, lack of forgiveness, cynicism, insecurity, loneliness, nightmares, dwelling on the past. Blends with: rose, clove, lavender, jasmine, myrrh, patchouli, vetiver, geranium and bergamot.

    Spikenard - Sweet Surrender
    Latin name: Nardastachus jatamansi. Family name: Valerianaceae. Spikenard oil is distilled from the roots and is imported from India. It has a heavy, sweet-woodsy aroma. Spikenard is herb used by Mary Magdalene to anoint Christ's feet before the last supper. Traditional uses include: to relieve migraines, stress and tension, for rejuvenation of mature skin, to calm and promote restful sleep, for wounds, to balance hormonal system and inspire devotion. Avoid use during pregnancy. Qi characteristics: dry, element - fire/wood. Emotional profile: for inner conflict, emotional / spirit / physical imbalances, restlessness. Blends with: lavender, patchouli, pine, and vetiver.

    Tea-Tree - Strong Health
    Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia. Family name: Myrtaceae. Tea-tree is distilled from the leaves and is imported from Australia. It has a spicy, medicinal aroma. Tea-tree is one of the most scientifically researched oils. Traditional uses include: as an immuno-stimulant particularly against bacteria, viruses and fungi, for relieving inflammation, as a disinfectant. Qi characteristics: warm and dry, element - metal/fire. Blends with: lavender, clove, marjoram, rosemary, clary sage, pine, and geranium.

    Vetiver - Earth Connection
    Latin name: Vetiveria zizanioides. Family name: Graminacaea. Vetiver is distilled from the rootlets and is imported from Haiti. It has a heavy, woodsy, earthy-sweet scent. Traditional uses include: for muscular aches, to increase circulation, to relieve melancholy and nervous tension, for restful sleep. Qi characteristics: cool and moist, element - earth. Emotional profile: for fears, obsessions, scattered thoughts, anger and hurt, unworthiness, neurotic behavior, addiction. Blends with: sandalwood, ylang ylang, clary sage, lavender, patchouli, jasmine and rose.

    Ylang Ylang - Euphoric Union
    Latin name: Cananga odorata. Family name: Annonaceae. Ylang Ylang oil is distilled from the flowers of the plant and is imported from Indonesia. It has an exotic sweet floral scent. Ylang Ylang is heralded by many as an aphrodisiac. Traditional uses include: brightening mood, relieving anger and anxiety, relaxing tense muscles, to calm and promote restful sleep, lower high blood pressure, an aphrodisiac, for disinfecting. Qi characteristics: cool and moist, element - fire. Emotional profile: to release emotional guilt, resentment, jealousy, obstinance, frustration and irritability, impatience and self-absorption. Blends with: jasmine, vetiver, bergamot, rose, citrus oils.

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