Aromatherapy Guide

Aromatherapy is the art and science of using the essential oils of various plants to bring about well-being. As the name would imply, essences are inhaled to stimulate a desired state of mind, but topical application is also effective for healthy skin and a variety of physical conditions. Blends are carefully balanced to respect the harmony of certain scents and healing properties.

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Basil, sweet (Ocimum basilicum)
Scent: fresh, green, licorice-like
Effect: stimulating
Use for: migraine, depression, muscle pain, stomach ache

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Scent: sweet, citrus, floral
Effect: uplifting
Use for: depression, blemishes, eczema, urinary tract infections

Cedarwood, Atlas (Cedrus atlantica)
Scent: woody, warm, pine-like
Effect: aphrodisiac
Use for: sex drive, congestion, infection, anxiety

Chamomile, Roman (Anthemis nobilis)
Scent: warm, sweet, green
Effect: sedative
Use for: muscle pain, blemishes, anxiety, depression, wrinkles

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Scent: sweet, warm, spicy
Effect: stimulating
Use for: stress, exhaustion, constipation, rheumatism

Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus)
Scent: citrus, fruity, fresh
Effect: stimulating
Use for: perspiration, fatigue, headache, insect repellent

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Scent: sweet, nutty, herbaceous
Effect: euphoria
Use for: stress, depression, menopause, PMS, wrinkles, sex drive

Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Scent: sweet, spicy, warm
Effect: uplifting
Use for: toothache, muscle pain, stress, colds, flu

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
Scent: penetrating, camphoric, woody
Effect: energizing
Use for: colds, coughing, flu, muscle aches, poor circulation

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Scent: warm, sweet, licorice-like
Effect: calming
Use for: wrinkles, nervousness, menstrual cramps, nausea

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
Scent: musty, warm, balsamic
Effect: meditative
Use for: stress, asthma, cough, arthritis, wrinkles

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Scent: sweet, floral, green
Effect: balancing
Use for: tension, menopause, cellulite, wrinkles

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Scent: warm, spicy, peppery
Effect: energizing
Use for: flu, muscle aches, nausea, sex drive

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