Essential Oils

Types Of Essential Oils

There are many types of essential oils available in the market but most of the time, people have limited knowledge on the types of essential oils and their uses. It is important to know and understand the chracteristics of the different types essential oils so as to make full use of its ability and not misuse it.

Basil (Ocimum basilium)

types of essential oils - basilThe sweet scent of Basil is distilled from the flowering tops and leaves of the herb that is originally native to tropical Asia. Basil has been used as a sacred herb in India and Europe for many centuries. Recent clinical experiments show that Basil increases blood flow to the brain, relieves mental fatigue, enhancing clear thinking and improving memory. Basil clears sinuses, promotes digestion and stimulates circulation in the respiratory system.

Properties : Warm, stimulating, antiseptic, digestive, insecticide

Blends well with : Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, Rosemary

Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis)

bayBay Laurel is distilled from the dried leaves and berries of the tropical evergreen tree. Bay Laurel was honoured by the Egyptians and Romans as a symbol of wisdom and protection. In modern day aromatherapy, the oil has been effective in stimulating the lymph system and protecting against colds, flus and bronchitis.

Properties : Antiseptic, lymph stimulant, digestion, tonic

Blends well with : Cedar, Juniper, Sweet Marjoram, Ylang Ylang

Bergamot (Citrus aurantium bergamia)

bergamotBergamot is the peel of a small, pear shaped citrus fruit grown in southern Italy. It has been a folk remedy in Italy since the 16th century, used for fever and an antiseptic. In aromatherapy, Bergamot is used in douches and hip baths for urinary and vaginal infections, and inhaled for respiratory infections like tonsilitis, bronchitis and tuberculosis. It is a good room freshner as it is calming and euphoric atthe same time.

Properties :  Euphoric, antiseptic, digestion, tonic

Blends well with : Roman Camomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Ylang Ylang

Cedar Atlas (Cedrus atlantica)

cedarCedar Atlas is distilled from the wood of the Moroccan cedar tree. It was used by the ancient Egyptian for embalming and in aromatherapy with good results inthe treatment of chronic bronchitis. Cedar produces a calm, mediative state of mind. It can relieve stress, anger, tension and it is good for coughs and bronchitis.

Properties :  Euphoric, antiseptic, digestion, tonic

Blends well with : Vetiver, Jasmine, Lavender, Cypress.


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