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Hawaiian Sandalwood – Santalum paniculatum

With thousands of years of documented use, this oil has a high value to many users. Hawaiian Sandalwood has a rich, sweet, woody aroma that instills calmness and well-being, making it a perfect oil to incorporate into massage or aromatherapy. Sandalwood is very soothing and nourishing to the skin, making it highly sought after in body and skin care products. Hawaiian Sandalwood can reduce the appearance of scars, blemishes, and stretch marks while providing an overall youthful-looking complexion. In addition to being soothing and nourishing to the skin, Hawaiian Sandalwood provides these same effects to the mind, helping to reduce stress and tension and promote emotional well-being.

Plant Part: Wood

Aromatic Description: Rich, honey, sweet, woody

Main Chemical Components: Alpha santalol

PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Promotes healthy, smooth skin
  • Reduces the appearance of scars and blemishes
  • Enhances mood
  • Frequently used in meditation for its grounding and uplifting properties
USES
  • Diffuse or apply to the neck and shoulders at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep.
  • Add 1–2 drops to your favorite moisturizer or night cream for smooth, glowing skin.
  • Add 1–2 drops to a hot bath to promote relaxation and reduce stress
DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Your favorite carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

CAUTIONS
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

 

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Lemongrass – Cymbopogon flexuosus

A tall, perennial plant, Lemongrass has a subtle citrus flavor and is used in Asian cuisine in soups, teas, and curries as well as with fish, poultry, beef, and seafood. In addition to its unique flavor, Lemongrass essential oil promotes healthy digestion and acts as an overall tonic to the body’s systems. It’s also purifying and toning to the skin, and is frequently used in skin care products for these benefits. Lemongrass can soothe sore muscles and joints, making it an ideal oil to use in massage therapy or applied directly to problem areas. Lemongrass has a pungent, herbaceous aroma that can heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook.

Plant Part: Leaf

Aromatic Description: Citrus, herbaceous, smoky

Main Chemical Components: Geranial, neral

PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Supports healthy digestion
  • Soothes aching muscles
  • Purifies and tones skin
USES
  • To help soothe sore joints or muscle sprains, combine equal parts Fractionated Coconut Oil and Lemongrass oil and rub topically on area of concern.
  • Use to flavor entrées and meat dishes while promoting healthy digestion.
  • Combine with Melaleuca and apply to toenails for clean, healthy nails.
  • Rub or spritz on skin before going outside. Lemongrass essential oil naturally repels insects.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Your favorite carrier Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

CAUTIONS
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

 

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Cedarwood – Juniperus virginiana

Known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent, Cedarwood essential oil provides a myriad of health benefits that date back to biblical times. Cedarwood is native to cold climates, thriving in high altitudes and growing up to 100 feet. Reminiscent of its size and strength, Cedarwood has a grounding aroma that evokes feelings of wellness and vitality. Diffusing or inhaling Cedarwood will help maintain healthy breathing and respiratory function and, when applied topically, Cedarwood promotes clear, healthy skin. Additionally, Cedarwood is frequently used in massage therapy to relax and soothe the mind and body.

  • Plant Part: Wood
  • Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, camphoraceous
  • Main Chemical Components: Alpha cedrene, cedrol
PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Supports and maintains healthy respiratory function
  • Helps skin recover quickly
  • Promotes clear, healthy skin
  • Relaxing and soothing aroma is perfect for massage therapy
USES
  • Diffuse after a stressful day to relax the mind and body.
  • Use with a carrier oil in massage therapy.
  • Add 1–2 drops to facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties.
  • Inhale directly or diffuse to promote healthy respiratory function.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with  fractionated coconut oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

CAUTIONS
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

 

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A Massage Blend for Chronic Pain

Massage Away Chronic Pain

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Trauma Oil
  • 5 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • 3 drops Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • 2 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 7 drops Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia)
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle. Massage, focusing on painful areas and taking your time.

via Aromahead Weekly: A Massage Blend for Chronic Pain

Bergamot – Citrus bergamia

Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. Italians have used Bergamot for years to reduce tension and stress and to soothe and rejuvenate skin. In Greece, the unripe fruits are used as sweetmeats, eaten by the spoonful as a dessert or with coffee. Bergamot is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to help with anxious and sad feelings. It is also purifying and cleansing for the skin, helping with oily skin conditions and promoting a smooth, clear complexion while having a calming effect.

Plant Part: Bergamot rind (peel)

Aromatic Description: Citrus, spice, with a high floral note

Main Chemical Components: Limonene, linalyl acetate

PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Calming and soothing aroma
  • Promotes healthy, clear skin
  • Frequently used in massage therapy for its calming benefits
USES
  • Diffuse in the classroom, at work, or at home when stress levels or tension is high.
  • Apply to the skin while showering and inhale deeply to experience its calming aroma while enjoying its purifying skin benefits.
  • Try regular tea with the addition of Bergamot.
  • Apply to the feet before bedtime or use with  coconut oil for a calming and relaxing massage.
  • Add one to two drops to your favorite  skin care product for added cleansing properties.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with coconut oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
CAUTIONS Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

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