archangelica) (Electromagnetic Freq: 85 MHz) (73% monoterpenes)
Relieves nervous exhaustion and stress, revitalizes tired mind and
provides mental drive. Invigorates the lymphatic system, increases
perspiration, cleansing system of toxins. Aids indigestion, flatulence,
dyspepsia, colic. Stimulates appetite. Urinary antiseptic. Provides use
as expectorant in colds, bronchitis, pleurisy. Used to relieve asthma,
and restore sense of smell. General tonic to the lungs. Said to
encourage production of estrogen thereby helping with painful periods
(this may be more so with the Asian species). Said to control uric acid
and may be beneficial to rheumatic conditions, arthritis, gout, and
sciatica. Useful for headaches, migraines, inflammation, and toothache.
Also a remedy to neutralize snake bites.
(Ocimum basilicum) (75% phenylpropanoids) can be relaxing to muscles,
including smooth muscles (those not subject to our voluntary control,
such as the heart and digestive system). It may also be used to soothe
insect bites when applied topically. Beneficial for mental fatigue,
basil may help stimulate and sharpen the sense of smell.
(Citrus bergamia) has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years
for skin conditions associated with an oily complexion. It soothes
insect bites and may serve as an insect repellent. It has about 300
chemical constituents that contribute refreshing, mood-lifting
qualities. Bergamot is responsible for the distinctive flavor of Earl
Grey Tea. Benefits nervous and digestive system.
Cedar, Red Canadian (Thuja plicata) was used traditionally by the
Canadian Native Americans to help them enter a higher spiritual realm.
They used it to stimulate the scalp and as an antiseptic agent.
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) (98% sesquiterpenes) was recognized
historically for its calming, purifying properties and is used to
benefit the skin and tissues near the surface of the skin. It also helps
calm nervous tension, and benefits the digestive system. The oil with
the highest percentage of sesquiterpenes, Cedarwood supplies oxygen to
tissues and erases DNA damage; just another weapon in our battle against
Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) may help calm you and relieve restlessness
and tension. It is used cosmetically in Europe for the skin.
Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum) (73% phenylpropanoids) is among the
most antiseptic essential oils with a high antioxidant rating. It has
been produced in Sri Lanka for over 2,000 years. Invigorates and
rejuvenates mind and body.
Cistus or Labdanum (Cistus ladanifer) comes from a rose that has a soft
honey-like scent. Cistus has been studied for its effect on the
regeneration of cells.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) supports the cells. It contains natural
estriol, a phytoestrogen. Relaxing, sweet scent, used as a toning and
sedating scent/oil especially for women. Also seems to help digestive
and glandular problems.
(Syzygium aromaticum) (90% phenylpropanoids) is one of the most
antiseptic essential oils. Eugenol, its principal constituent, is used
synthetically in the dental industry for the numbing of gums. Most
powerful of the antioxidants and a wonderful aid to the immune system.
Also repels ants.
(cilantro) (Coriandrum sativum) oil has been researched at Cairo
University for its effects in supporting pancreatic function. It also
has soothing, calming properties.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) (28% monoterpenes) is one of the oils most used to support the circulatory system.
(Anethum graveolens) oil has been researched at Cairo University for its
supportive effects on pancreatic function. It is used in European
(Canarium luzonicum) is distilled from the gum of a tree originating in
the Philippines. It has been used in Europe for hundreds of years in
salves for skin and is included in celebrated healing ointments such as
baume parlytique. Elemi was used by a 17th-century physician, J. J.
Wecker, on the battle wounds of soldiers. It belongs to the same
botanical family (Burseraceae) as frankincense (Boswellia carteri) and
myrrh (Commiphor myrrha). Elemi is highly regarded today for soothing
sore muscles, protecting skin, and stimulating nerves.
Dives High in phellandrene and low in eucalyptol. This species has
different, more specific antiseptic action than other eucalyptus oils.
It is excellent for skin or topical application. Avoid direct
Eucalyptus Globulus Contains a high percentage of the compound
eucalyptol, a key ingredient in many antiseptic mouth rinses. Often used
for the respiratory system, eucalyptus has been investigated for its
effect on insects in a study called "Laboratory Evaluation of a
Eucalyptus-based Repellant Against Four Biting Arthropods," published in
Phytotherapy Research. Has a pungent, camphor-like aroma used
traditionally to expel mucus and fortify the respiratory system. DO NOT
use with children under 5 or asthmatics.
Well suited for topical application or diffusing. This species is
highest in the antiseptic compound eucalyptol (about 80 percent) and has
one of the strongest antiseptic actions among the eucalyptus oils.
AVOID DIRECT INHALATION.
Eucalyptus Radiata One
of the most versatile of the eucalyptus oils, is suitable for topical
use, diffusing, and even direct inhalation. Relatively gentle and
nonirritating. This antiseptic oil has been studied extensively by
Daniel Penoel, M.D.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is antiseptic and stimulating to the
circulatory and respiratory systems.
Fir (Abies alba) has been researched for its antiseptic abilities.
Fir, Douglas (Pseudotsuga menziesii) has antiseptic properties and helps
soothe sore muscles.
(Boswellia carteri) (40% monoterpenes) (8% sesquiterpenes) is
considered a holy anointing oil in the Middle East and has been used in
religious ceremonies for thousands of years ( ...presented unto him
gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11). It was well
known during the time of Christ for its anointing and healing powers.
Frankincense is now being researched and used therapeutically in
European hospitals. High in sesquiterpenes, it is stimulating and
elevating to the mind and helps in overcoming stress and despair as well
as supporting the immune system. Comforting, centering, and elevating;
long associated with spirituality, the sesquiterpenes help to erase DNA
damage and supply oxygen to tissues (excellent for cancer patients).
(Ferula gummosa) (80% monoterpenes) is referred to in the book of Exodus
(And the Lord said unto Moses, take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and
onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of
each shall there be a like weight. Exodus 30:34). Galbanum was used for
both medicinal and spiritual purposes. It is recognized for its
antiseptic and body-supporting properties. When combined with other oils
such as frankincense (Boswellia carteri) or sandalwood (Santalum
album), galbanum's electrical frequency increases dramatically.
(Pelargonium graveolens) has been used for centuries for skin care. Its
strength lies in the ability to revitalize tissue. It is excellent for
the skin, and its aromatic influence helps release negative memories.
Also used for glandular and reproductive systems, with some benefits to
the nervous system. Used by skin care specialists in restoring balance
between oily and dry skin and hair.
(Zingiber officinale) (59% sesquiterpenes) is used to combat nausea,
vomiting, or dizziness associated with motion sickness and has been
studied for its gentle, stimulating effects.
Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) supports the circulatory system, urinary tract, and liver function. It has relaxing and calming effects.
(Citrus x paradisi) works as a mild disinfectant. Especially helpful for
the urinary system, and when trying to lose weight. Benefits the
nervous system during stressful situations. Diffuse for a refreshing,
uplifting aroma. Like many cold-pressed citrus oils, it has unique
(Helichrysum italicum) (Electromagnetic Freq: 181 MHz) has been studied
in Europe for regenerating tissue and improving skin conditions, nerves,
and circulation. It is best known for its effect on bruises, wounds and
other injuries, as well as for reducing pain. Also, known as an
excellent cell regenerator and helps reduce formation of scar tissue.
(Hyssopus officinalis) (70% monoterpenes) is another Biblical oil, noted
for its antiseptic properties. (Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be
clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalms 51:7) It has
been studied for supporting the respiratory system.
Idaho Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) stimulates a positive attitude and a
general feeling of well being. This oil has been used extensively as an
insect repellant. According to E. Joseph Montagna's The Herbal Desk
Reference on herbal formulas, it may help numerous skin conditions and
tone the entire system.
(Jasminum officinale) is an "absolute" extracted from the flower and is
an essence rather than an essential oil. It is good for sensitive skin
and can also be uplifting and stimulating. Considered an aphrodisiac for
centuries, Jasmine supports the nervous system and is helpful for women
going through menopause.
(Juniperus osteosperma and/or J. scopulorum) (Electromagnetic Freq: 98
MHz) (42% monoterpenes) may work as a detoxifier and cleanser that also
benefits the skin. It has also been used to support proper nerve
An essential oil used for fragrance in cosmetics and perfumes. Ancient
Greeks and Romans used leaves of the laurel tree to crown their victors.
Both leaves and berries were used to improve appetite and calm
digestion. Laurus nobilis has antiseptic properties.
angustifolia) (Electromagnetic Freq: 118 MHz) is the most versatile of
all essential oils. Therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded
for the skin. The French scientist Rene Gattefosse was the first to
discover these properties when he severely burned his hands in a
laboratory explosion. Lavender has also been clinically evaluated for
its relaxing effects. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises, and skin
irritations. The fragrance is calming, relaxing, and balancing --
physically and emotionally. Makes an excellent rub for sprains, strains,
and sore muscles (used in a carrier oil) and goes well mixed with Tea
Tree Oil (Melaleuca). Can be taken internally (1 to 3 drops in a cup of
water) for headaches and even migraines. A few drops for a gargle works
groenlandicum) has been used for years in folk medicine. As a tea,
ledum soothed stomachs, coughs, and hoarseness. It was also believed to
stimulate the nerves.
(Citrus limon) has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds
that have been studied for their effects on immune function, lymphatic,
circulatory, and digestive systems. Is antibacterial and may serve as an
insect repellent as well as being beneficial for the skin. Diffuse or
add a few drops to a spray bottle to deodorize and sterilize the air.
Add two drops to soy or rice milk for purification or combine with
peppermint (Mentha piperita) to provide a refreshing lift. Use for
removing gum, oil, or grease spots. Add to food or soy or rice milk as a
dietary supplement or flavoring. CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be
applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet
light within 72 hours.
(Cymbopogon flexuosus) is used for purification and digestion. Research
was published in Phytotherapy Research regarding topically applied
lemongrass and its properties.
(Origanum majorana) is used for supporting the muscles and the
respiratory system. It assists in calming the nerves and is antiseptic.
(Alternifolia) Highly regarded as an antiseptic essential oil. Has high
levels of terpinenol, which is the key active constituent. Famous for
its beneficial effects on immune system; excellent disinfectant and
cleaners. Tea tree oil has been highly praised for a wide variety of
healing uses. Some people find the oil irritating when used full
strength and need to dilute it with oil, but many people use it straight
on athlete's foot, insect bites, arthritis pain, burns, cuts, nail
fungus warts and sprains. You might wish to first test your sensitivity.
If a rash develops using a small amount, you can dilute with a carrier
oil (olive, almond, etc) Diffuse or apply topically. Safe for use on
children and pets.
Melaleuca (Ericifola) (formerly known as Australian Rosalina) is a
relatively unknown essential oil with antiseptic and calming properties.
This variety of melaleuca oil is exceptionally gentle and nonirritating
to the skin and is used by the well-known essential oil researcher
Daniel Penoel, M.D., to support the respiratory system. Diffuse or apply
topically on location or to the temples, wrists, throat, face, and
chest. For a whole body massage, dilute four to eight drops in 30 ml of
carrier oil. Add several drops to bath water.
officinalis) (Electromagnetic Freq: 102 MHz) Uplifting, mood enhancing,
Melissa officinalis is also called lemon balm because of the lemony
smell of its leaves. It is a costly essential oil because of the large
volume of plants needed to produce small quantities of oil. Beware of
inexpensive offerings of melissa, since it is often adulterated with
lemongrass and citronella. Melissa Essential Oil is excellent for
restoring a calm and relaxed feeling. It relieves occasional nervous
tension and has been found helpful for the relief of occasional
sleeplessness. Melissa is often used as a digestive aid and helps with
occasional heartburn, gas, bloating, and feelings of fullness. True
therapeutic-grade Melissa is highly effective and greatly valued.
Mountain Savory or Winter Savory (Satureja
montana) has been used historically as a general tonic for the body.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) (62% sesquiterpenes) is an oil referenced
throughout the Old and New Testaments (A bundle of myrrh is my
well-beloved unto me. Song of Solomon 1:13). The Arabian people used it
for many skin conditions, such as wrinkled, chapped, and cracked skin.
Is has one of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes, a class of compounds
that has direct effects on the hypothalamus, pituitary, and amygdala,
the seat of our emotions.
is widely used today in oral hygiene products. It is emotionally
strengthening and empowering; prized since ancient times; antiseptic,
anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory; has
traditionally been used for aging skin (not for use during pregnancy).
Like Frankincense, this is an excellent weapon in your arsenal to battle
monoterpenes) has been researched by Dr. Daniel Penoel for its effects
on hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and ovaries. It has also been
researched for its soothing effects on the respiratory system. Myrtle
may help with chronic coughs and respiratory tract ailments. Apply
topically, diffuse, or use in a humidifier. Suitable for use on
floral aroma brightens spirits and clears the mind. Supports the body
under stress and enhances skin tone.
Nutmeg (Myristic fragrans) helps support the adrenal glands for
increased energy. Historically, it has been used to benefit circulation
and muscle aches and pains. It also helps to support the nervous system
and may assist in overcoming nervous fatigue. Apply topically mixed with
Massage Oil Base. Add to food or soy or rice milk as a dietary
supplement or flavoring.
(Citrus sinensis) brings peace and happiness to the mind and body. It
has been recognized to help a dull, oily complexion. Diffuse or apply
topically on location, or add to food or soy or rice milk as a dietary
supplement or flavoring. CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to
skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within
(Origanum compactum) (60% phenylpropanoids) is highly damaging to many
kinds of viruses and was recently shown in laboratory research conducted
at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, to have a 99 percent kill rate
against in vitro colonies of Streptococcus pneumoniae, even when used in
1 percent concentration. (S. pneumoniae is responsible for many kinds
of lung and throat infections.) It is antibacterial, antiviral,
containing 31 known anti-inflammatories, 28 antioxidants, and 4 potent
COX-2 inhibitors. Apply topically neat to bottom of feet. Mix with
Massage Oil Base if applied elsewhere on the skin. May be used undiluted
in Raindrop Technique. Add to food or soy or rice milk as a dietary
supplement or flavoring. DO NOT use with children under 5.
(Pogostemon cablin) (71% sesquiterpenes) is very beneficial for the skin
and may help prevent wrinkled or chapped skin. It is a general tonic
and stimulant, helps the digestive system, fighting candida (yeast)
infections, and benefits the nervous and glandular systems. It has
antiseptic properties and helps relieve itching.
(Piper nigrum) (74% sesquiterpenes) is a stimulating, energizing
essential oil that has been studied for its effects on cellular
oxygenation. It has been used for soothing deep tissue muscle aches and
piperita) (Electromagnetic Freq: 78 MHz) (45% monoterpenes) (25%
phenylpropanoids) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs
for soothing digestion. Jean Valnet, M.D., studied peppermint's effect
on the liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also
researched peppermint's role in affecting impaired taste and smell when
inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied
peppermint's ability to improve concentration and mental accuracy. Alan
Hirsch, M.D., studied peppermint's ability to directly affect the
brain's satiety center, which triggers a sense of fullness after meals.
It is beneficial to the sinuses and muscular system, and especially
useful for women during monthly cycles or menopause. Diffuse. Massage on
the stomach or add to water or tea for supporting normal digestion.
Apply to bottom of feet to cool off on a hot day. Rub on temples for a
calming effect, or place several drops on the tongue as an invigorating
pick-me-up. A wonderful flavoring and preservative. Avoid contact with
eyes, mucous membranes, or sensitive skin areas. DO NOT apply neat to a
fresh wound or burn.
(Citrus aurantium) is an oil derived from orange leaves, has antiseptic
properties and re-establishes nerve equilibrium.
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) (30% monoterpenes) was first investigated by
Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, for its benefits to the
respiratory system. In 1990 Dr. Penoel and Dr Frachomme described pine
oil's antiseptic properties in their medical textbook.
is used in massage for stressed muscles and joints. It shares many of
the same properties as Eucalyptus globulus, and the action of both oils
is enhanced when blended. Promotes alertness and mental focus; benefits
respiratory and urinary system. Not to be used by children under 5. Can
be a strong skin irritant. Avoid oil adulterated by turpentine, a
low-cost but potentially hazardous filler.
Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica) is referred to by the people of
Madagascar as the oil that heals. It has antiseptic properties and is
supporting to the nerves and respiratory system.
damascena) (Electromagnetic Freq: 320 MHz) has a beautiful fragrance
that is intoxicating and aphrodisiac-like. Rose helps bring balance and
harmony. In his clinical practice, Dr. Penoel uses this oil for the
skin. It is stimulating and elevating to the mind, creating a sense of
well-being. It has been called the Queen of oils for women's concerns,
establishing harmony throughout the body no matter what life brings. It
is also great for circulation and skin care.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol) has been researched for
its antiseptic properties. It may be beneficial for the skin and for
helping overcome mental fatigue. Beneficial for the circulatory,
nervous, and muscular system. Has a history of use over the centuries
for hair and skin. NOT TO BE used with high blood pressure or epilepsy.
Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) is soothing and nourishing to the skin. It
has been researched at Weber State University for its inhibition rate
against gram positive and gram negative bacterial growth.
officinalis) has been used in Europe for numerous skin conditions. It
has been recognized for its benefits of strengthening the vital centers
and supporting metabolism. It may also help coping with despair and
album) (90% sesquiterpenes) is high in sesquiterpenes and has been
researched in Europe for its ability to oxygenate a part of the brain
known as the pineal gland, the seat of our emotions. The pineal gland is
responsible for releasing melatonin, a powerful hormone that enhances
deep sleep. Sandalwood is similar to frankincense oil in its support of
nerves and circulation. It was used traditionally for skin
revitalization, yoga, and meditation, and has been found to help remove
negative programming from the cells (again, another cancer weapon). Also
traditionally used for urinary and respiratory systems.
spicata) oil helps support the respiratory and nervous systems. It may
help open and release emotional blocks and bring about a feeling of
(Nardostachys jatamansi) (93% sesquiterpenes) is highly regarded in
India as a perfume, medicinal herb, and skin tonic. Highly prized at the
time of Christ, it was used by Mary of Bethany to anoint the feet of
Jesus before the Last Supper. This relaxing, soothing oil helps nourish
and regenerate the skin.
(Picea mariana) (38% monoterpenes) oil helps support the respiratory and
nervous systems. Its aromatic influences help to open and release
emotional blocks, bringing about a feeling of balance.
Tangerine (Citrus nobilis) is a calming essential oil. It helps with anxiety and nervousness.
Tarragon Artemisia dracunculus) has been used in Europe for its antiseptic functions.
(Thymus vulgaris) is one of the most antiseptic essential oils and very
high in antioxidant rating. It contains thymol, which has been studied
for its effect on gingivitis and plaque-causing organisms in the mouth.
It may be beneficial in helping to overcome fatigue and exhaustion.
Sharp and woody aroma, helps improve circulatory, immune, skeletal,
respiratory and nervous systems; anti-microbial use for infections and
disinfectant use; dilute with water to clean and disinfect surfaces;
especially good to use in a sickroom; makes a good massage oil as it
stimulates circulation and can be used to clean burns and wounds;
inhaled, it aids in asthma attacks and is a good choice if you are
recovering from pneumonia.
(Tsuga canadensis) is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the
conifer tree commonly called hemlock. The bark from the hemlock tree was
used by American Indians to make poultices for wounds and sores. Tsuga
essential oil is used in liniments.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a root that has been used for
thousands of years for its calming, relaxing, grounding, and emotionally
balancing influences. During the last three decades, it has been
clinically investigated for its tranquilizing properties. Researchers
have pinpointed the sesquiterpenes valerenic acid and valerone as the
active constituents that exert a calming effect on the central nervous
system. German health authorities have pronounced valerian to be an
effective treatment for restlessness and for sleep disturbances
resulting from nervous conditions.
(Vetiveria zanioides) (97% sesquiterpenes) has a heavy, earthy fragrance
similar to patchouli with a touch of lemon. Young Living's vetiver oil
is hydro-diffused under ultra-low pressure. Vetiver oil is
psychologically grounding, calming, and stabilizing. Vetiver may help us
cope with stress and recover from emotional traumas and shocks.
negundo) is steam distilled from the inner bark, tiny branches, and
leaves of the chaste tree. It has been extensively researched in Europe
for its neurological effects. NOTE: Vitex is different from the extract
of the chaste berry.
Western Red Cedar Referred to as the "Tree of Life." It has antiseptic
properties, is nourishing to the skin, and helps promote a sense of
White Fir (Albies grandis) is an essential oil with antiseptic properties.
(Gaultheria prcumbens) contains the same active ingredient (methyl
salicylate) as birch and is beneficial for massage associated with bone,
muscle, and joint discomfort.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga
odorata) may be extremely effective in calming, balancing (the nervous
system) and bringing about a sense of relaxation. This native flower of
Madagascar and the Reunion Islands is symbolic of love, and the
fragrant, pale yellow petals are often strewn across the marriage bed.
Its soft, floral scent is often used in men's fragrances as an
alternative to the sweeter and more feminine rose. Ylang Ylang affects
the glandular system, great for hair and skin, stimulates adrenal
glands, but at the same time can be used for insomnia and pain. Has been
known to have good results for impotence and frigidity. Taken
internally, it has been said to lower blood pressure, alleviate problems
with PMS, and ease intestinal infections. For depression, rub a drop or
two between your palms and inhale the warm aroma.
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