In Aromatherapy essential oils have long been used for their healing, soothing, moisturizing, refreshing, calming, nourishing, invigorating, disinfecting properties.
Each oil has its own identity, an aroma, and characteristics of each plant from which it is extracted. Sometimes they also mix with each other to enhance their benefits.
Essential Oils are obtained after extraction from flowers, fruits, leaves, roots, seeds and bark of vegetables.
Also, Essential Oils are formed from the green parts (with chlorophyll) of vegetables and as the plant grows they are transported to other tissues, to buds in bloom.
Essential oils are obtained by the distillation and cold pressure, to get a concentrated liquid that is the pure essence of the plant, taking all its properties of the plant.
Here’s a list of some Essential oils:
Algae : Helps concentration and generate interest in intellectual activities like reading and writing.
Anis : It is used to relax the eyes, against the cramps, gas, menstrual pains, abdominal pain, nausea and sore throats; Also, due to its diuretic effect it avoids fluid retention.
Basil : Serves for a headache and migraines, also for mental fatigue. Basil has incredible stimulating, diaphoretic, carminative and expectorant properties. It is effective in revitalizing the skin and dull hair and is also used to treat skin infections such as acne.
Bergamot : Helps to calm us and relax, relieves depression, anxiety, and tension. It has antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, properties, antispasmodic and relaxing effects.
Camelina: For Premenstrual tension, indigestion, moderately acne, eczema, antiallergic, rhinitis or pollinosis (hay fever).
Cinnamon : It is an aphrodisiac and mental stimulant. very useful for eliminating stress. Cinnamon has an antispasmodic effect that helps treat sprains, muscle aches, rheumatism, and arthritis. It reduces drowsiness and is useful if you are physically and mentally exhausted.
Cedar : Sedating effect indicated for stress.
Cypress: Relieve the pain of rheumatism, osteoarthritis, and pain in muscles. Strengthen the tissues of the gums, skin, and muscles. Treats wounds due to its antiseptic properties that help treat internal and external wounds. It also reduces inflammation, cleanses the kidneys and removes toxins and excess water from the body. helps stop bleeding. It can also benefit hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Helps the proper functioning of the liver by maintaining adequate secretion of bile. It also protects the liver against any type of infection. It relaxes the nervous system: it has a calming and sedative effect against severe trauma.
Clove: This oil helps the digestive system and serves to stop digestive problems such as nausea and vomiting. For skin problems like warts, acne, sagging skin, and wrinkles. Natural insect repellent. Expectorant to facilitate the relief of respiratory problems such as colds, coughs, sinusitis, asthma, and tuberculosis. also helps to calm a sore throat. Antiseptic for mycotic/fungal infections, for wounds and cuts, and common treatment of athlete’s foot. to give message: can be used to relieve pain and stress.
Juniper: It acts on the mental, emotional and physical planes, relieves situations of confusion and fatigue. Helpful for problems with the skin and hair, such as acne, psoriasis, hair loss, and dandruff. It also helps to improve fluid retention and can help prevent cellulite formation. Juniper oil is also an antiseptic that protects wounds from infections.
Eucalyptus: It a natural decongestant which acts on the respiratory system . Useful Antibacterial for asthma, arthritis, varicella, cough, measles, throat infections fever, insect repellent, migraine, muscle pain, rheumatism, herpes, sinusitis, and sprains. It is also used for chickenpox and herpes.
Geranium: Antidepressant, relaxing, restores and stabilize emotions. Contains antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties tat helps accelerate the healing of wounds by activating blood clotting. Antiseptic to treat cuts and cuts
Jasmine: For Depression, especially postpartum, favors contraction during labor, aphrodisiac. Helps to rejuvenate the skin. It helps in the treatment of dermatitis, eczema and dry or dehydrated skin. It helps to reduce menstrual cramps. During delivery, it strengthens contractions and promotes the flow of breast milk. It has an antiseptic, antiviral and germicidal properties. It helps in relieving spasmodic coughing, stomach cramps and spasms in other parts of the body. It helps to relax the mind. Oil can improve your mood by inducing confidence, optimism, and euphoria. It helps to reduce fear, guilt and stress.
Ginger: For rheumatic and muscular pains, sexual and physical exhaustion. Ginger helps promote proper digestion for spasms, dyspepsia, indigestion, and flatulence. It is also a stimulant of appetite. It has carminative and antiseptic properties to treat food poisoning, as well as intestinal infections and bacterial dysentery. For Respiratory problems helps to relieve cough, flu, asthma, bronchitis and dyspnea. Fresh ginger can remove mucus from the throat and lungs. For Pain: Ginger helps reduce prostaglandins, associated with pain. For Heart Disease: Helps reduce the risk of blood clots and arteriosclerosis, and also lowers the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.
Lavender: Recommended to treat acne and blackheads. It is a very effective sedative, it is used in problems of insomnia. It helps balance emotional states like hysterical depressions, calm, relax.
Lemongrass: Used in mental fatigue and is a mental stimulant.
Lemon: Lemon is an Mental stimulant, antiseptic, astringent, healing.
Tangerine: Soothing and sedating, it brings joy.
Marjoram: Acts by improving states of loneliness, anxiety.
Roman Chamomile: Used against stomach pains, muscle aches, joint pains, fever and to reduce irritation and / or protect sensitive skin.
Mint: Stimulates the brain helps clear thoughts.
Marjoram: Menstrual pain, headache, pharyngeal conditions, moderately sedating, sleep inducing, calorific, improves circulation, some fungal infections (such as thrush), acne.
Orange: It is antidepressant and restores elevating the spirit.
Pine: Stimulating the nervous system, it provides energy and well-being.
Neroli: Insomnia, anxiety, depression, moderately calorific, improves blood circulation, acne, moderately analgesic, tension or premenstrual pain, back pain.
Patchouli : Anti-depressant that is also used to counteract the problems of fungus, dandruff, and signs of aging.
Romero: Stimulates memory, gives mental clarity, is a psychic protector and a physical stimulant.
Rosa: Sinusitis and pharyngeal conditions, congestion, palpebral edema, facial swelling, sleep inducer, premenstrual tension or pain, some circulatory problems (including capillary fragility), moderately sedative, antidepressant, menopausal symptoms, decreased libido, anorexia nervosa.
Salvia: Relaxing, harmonizes sexuality by relaxing and distends sexual energy.
Sandalwood: Used for its Sensual properties, meditation, quiet thoughts, is anxiolytic and antidepressant. Also for Dry or cracked skin, acne, induces relaxation during meditation, aphrodisiac.
Thyme: Antiseptic of airways and antitussive. It is tonic and energizing on the physical, mental and emotional level, improves memory.
Vetiver: It is for deep relaxation, balances group energy, an aphrodisiac.
Ylang-Ylang: Antidepressant and sedative, act on sexual difficulties, stress and anxiety, is used in states of nervous tension, insomnia, and hyperactivity.