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Common Uses for Essential Oils:

Geographic origin or Country of origin (GO)
Producing or distilling organ (PO/DO)
Biochemical specificity (BS)

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) – may aid digestion, digestive conditions, tonic to the nervous system, uplifting, stress relief, improves concentration. (GO) Vietnam, (DO) whole plant, (BS) – methylchavicol

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) – may be useful for colic, fevers, skin and urinary conditions, uplifting, calming, stress and tension, depression. GO Ivory Coast, PO zest, BS – linalyl acetate, coumarins

Bitter orange or Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium) – may be useful for skin conditions, digestion, enhances sleep, eases tension, sedative, aphrodisiac, depression. GO Paraguay, DO leaves, BS linalyl acetate, linaol

Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium) – antiseptic, purify atmosphere, balancing. GO Ivory Coast, PO zest, BS limonene, octanal

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) – may be beneficial for colds, coughs, fevers, influenza, digestive difficulties, toothache, muscle aches and pains, uplifting, protecting. GO Madagascar, DO berries, BS b-caryophyllene, limonene

Black spruce (Picea mariana) – may be useful for congestion, inflamed joints, colds, calming. GO Canada, DO needles, BS bornyl acetate, camphene

Cajeput (Melaleuca cajuputi) – may be useful for skin care, insect bites, improving circulation, arthritis conditions, influenza. GO Vietnam, DO branches, BS 1,8 cineole, a-terpineol

Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) – traditionally used for respiratory conditions and pain relief. May be useful for colds, influenza, infections, and improving circulation. GO China, DO leaves, BS linalool, 1,8 cineole

Carrot (Daucus carota) – useful for skin care, tonic for liver and kidneys, cleansing. GO India, DO seeds, BS caratol

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) – may be useful for skin and hair care, respiratory conditions, soothing for tension and anxiety. GO Morocco, DO wood, BS himachalenes, cetones

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – antibacterial properties, powerful anti-infectious, may be useful for colds, influenza, congestion, muscle aches and pains, stress relief, elevates mood. GO Sri Lanka, DO bark, BS cinnamaldehyde

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicaum) – may be useful for rheumatism, colds, influenza, digestive aid, wasp stings. GO Sri Lanka, DO leaves, BS eugenol safrol

Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) – may be useful as a stimulant, purifier, deodorant, antiseptic, and insect repellent. GO Sri Lanka, DO herb, BS methylisoeugenaol, geraniol

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) – may be useful for female reproductive system, muscle relaxant, euphoria, calming, stress relief. GO France, DO flowering tops, BS sclareol, linalyl acetate

Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) - may be useful for pain relief, digestive conditions, disinfectant, immune stimulant, warming, elevates mood. GO France, DO bud, BS eugenyl acetate, eugenol, methyl salicylate

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) – may be useful for joint pain, improving circulation, headaches. GO France, DO seeds, BS linalool, g-terpinene, pinene

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) – shares properties of coriander, antispasmodic, antiseptic, digestive conditions, GO Iran, DO seeds, BS cuminal, menthadienal

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) – may improve circulation, aids cellulite and skin conditions, grounding, relaxing. GO France, DO branches, BS a-pinene, terpinyl acetate, cedrol

Dill (Anethum graveolens) – may be useful for digestive conditions, respiratory conditions, antispasmodic, uplifting, restful sleep. GO France, Do fructified plant, BS dill ether, phellandrene

Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) – may be useful for skin conditions, mature skin, anti-inflammatory. GO Phillipines, DO resin, BS elemol, elemicin, limonene

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora) – may be useful for skin care, fungal conditions, cuts, cold sores, anti-inflammatory. GO South America, DO leaves, BS citronellal, citronellol

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) – may be useful for respiratory conditions, fevers, influenza. GO Spain, DO leaves, BS globulol, pinocarvone, 1,8 cineole

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata) – may be useful for respiratory conditions, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, decongestant, cooling to body. GO Australia, DO leaves, BS a-terpineol, 1,8 cineole, citral

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus smithii) – may be useful for summer colds in influenza, gentle and pleasant aroma. GO Australia, DO flowering plant, BS a-terpineol, 1,8 cineole

Everlasting (Helichrysum italicum) – may be useful an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, analgesic, antiseptic for skin, digestive aid, calming, euphoria. GO Corsica, DO flowering plant, BS neryl acetate

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) – may be useful as anti-inflammatory, pain relief, improving circulation, digestive conditions, travel sickness. GO Spain, DO fructified plant, BS anethol, fenchone

Fir (Abies balsamea) – may be useful for the nervous, respiratory, and urinary systems, grounding. GO Canada, DO needles, BS b-pinene, bornyl acetate

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) – may be useful for skin care, wounds, inflammation, relaxing. GO Somalia, DO resin, BS a-thujene, a-pinene, incensol

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) – may be useful for skin care, burns, wounds, stress relieve, balancing. GO China, DO leaves, BS citronellol, citronellyl formiate

German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) – may be useful as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic to skin, digestive aid. GO Eastern Europe, DO flowers, BS chamazulene, a-bisabolol

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) – may be useful for joint pain, fatigue, muscle relaxant, digestive aid, warming, uplifting. GO China, DO rootlet, BS zingiberene, ar-curcumene

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) – cooling to the body, purifying, may be useful for cellulite, lymphatic system stimulant. GO USA, PO zest, BS limonene, decanal, octanal

Hyssop (Hyssous officinalis) – may be useful for respiratory conditions, skin care, immune system, euphoria, fatigue. GO France, DO flowering plant, BS iso-pinocamphone

Juniper (Juniperus communis) – may be useful as an antiseptic, analgesic, astringent, anti-infectious, skin care, digestive tonic, mental fatigue. GO Balkans, DO berries, BS a-pinene, 4-terpineol

Laurel bay (Laurus nobilis) – recognized for its antiseptic and regenerating qualities, may aid digestive and broncho-pulmonary conditions. GO Balkans, DO leaves, BS 1,8 cineole, eugenol

Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) – renowned for its gentleness, may be useful for all skin conditions, burns, wounds, headaches, gentle for children and the elderly, calming, soothing, sedative, insomnia. GO France, DO flowers, BS linalyl acetate, linalool

Lavender (Lavandula spica) – may be useful for arthritis, headaches, disinfectant, deodorant, clears the mind. GO Spain, DO flowers, BS linalool, 1,8 cineole, camphor

Lavender (Lavandula vera) – similar to lavandula officinalis, may aid digestive difficulties, anti-inflammatory, cellular regenerative, muscle camps, calming, soothing, GO France, DO flowers, BS linalyl acetate

Lavandin (Lavandula hybrida abrialis) – may be useful for muscle pain, anti-inflammatory, wounds, general tonic. GO France, DO flowers, BS linalool, linalyl acetate.

Lemon (Citrus limomum) – may relieve congestion, travel sickness, nausea, may be useful for warts, cuts, insect bites, general stimulant, atmospheric antiseptic, lethargy. GO Italy, PO zest, BS citrals, limonene

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citrates) – astringent, useful for insect repellent, muscle aches and pains, digestive difficulties, cellulite. GO South America, DO herb, BS geranial, neral

Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) – may be useful for lymphatic congestion, fevers, digestive stimulant, uplifting, refreshing. GO Mexico, PO zest, BS limonene, octanal

Lovage (Levisticum officinalis) – may be useful for digestive, genito-urinary, and nervous systems, expectorant, anti-infectious. GO France, DO fructified plant, BS b-phellandrene, ocimene

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) – antispasmodic, may be tonic to digestive system, sedative, uplifting, helps relieve anxiety. GO Italy, PO zest, BS limonene, g-terpinene

Marjoram (Origanum majorana) – may be balancing physically and emotionally, useful for skin care, muscle and joint pain, digestive and respiratory conditions, analgesic, relief for stress and tension. GO Egypt, DO flowering plant, BS 4-terpineol, thuyan-4-ol

Mastic (Pistacia lentiscus) – antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, may be useful for skin care, wound, insect repellent, muscle and joint aches and pains, respiratory and genito-urinary systems. GO Corsica, DO flowering plant, BS b-mycene

Melissa (Melissa officinalis) – may be useful as a tonic to the heart, aid female reproductive system, insect repellent, skin care. GO France, DO plant, BS b-caryphyllene

Mountain Savory (Satureja montana) – may be anti-infectious, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, antibacterial, expectorant, stimulant, useful for digestive conditions. GO France, DO flowering plant, BS carvacrol, bisbolene

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) – may be useful as antifungal, cooling and moisturizing to skin, anti-inflammatory, immune stimulant, calming, soothing. GO Somalia, DO resin, BS furanoeudesmadiene, curzerene

Myrtle (Myrtus communis) – may be useful for skin care, respiratory conditions, colds, influenza. GO Tunisia, DO branches, BS 1,8 cineole, geranyle acetate

Neroli (Citrus aurantium) – may be useful for skin care, mature skin, respiratory conditions, improving circulation, digestive conditions, stress relief, anxiety. GO Tunisia, DO flowers, BS linalool, nerolidol

Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia) – antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, may be useful for skin care, respiratory conditions, stimulating. GO Madagascar, DO branches, BS viridiflorol, 1,8 cineole

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) – may be useful for digestive conditions, muscle and joint aches and pains, fatigue. GO Sri Lanka, DO seeds, BS myristcine, sabinene

Orange (Citrus sinensis) – may be useful for skin care, respiratory and digestive systems, stress relief, warming, joy. GO South Africa, PO zest, BS limonene, linalool, decanal

Oregano (Coridothymus capitatus) – powerful antiseptic, antiviral. Use with caution – may be caustic to skin. GO Spain, DO flowering plant, BS carvacrol, p-cymene

Palma rosa (Cymbopogon martini) – may be useful for all skin care, digestive conditions, soothing, stress relief. GO South America, DO herb, BS geraniol

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) – may be useful for skin care, insect repellent, anti-fungal, hair care, anti-inflammatory, calming, stress relief. GO Indonesia, DO leaves, BS patchoulol

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) – may be useful to aid digestion, headaches, for respiratory conditions, general stimulant, fatigue, mental strain. GO India, DO flowering plant, BS menthol, methone

Pine (Pinus pinaster) – powerful antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, repels insects, may be useful for respiratory and digestive conditions, muscle and joint pain, congested skin. GO France, DO needles, BS b-caryophyllene, a-terpineol

Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica) – may be useful for respiratory conditions, joint and muscle pain, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory. GO Madagascar, DO branches, BS 1,8 cineole, a-terpineol

Rockrose (Cistus ladaniferus) – arrests bleeding, antiseptic, may be useful for lymph congestion, immune support. GO Spain, DO branches, BS trimethylcyclohexanone

Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) – anti-inflammatory, antiseptic to skin, may aid digestion, headaches, useful for children. GO France, DO flowering plant, BS isobutyle angelate

Rose (Rosa damascene) – may be beneficial for female reproductive system, calming, digestive upsets, mature skin, soothing, uplifting, stress relief. GO Bulgaria, DO flowers, BS citronellal, geraniol

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – may be useful for respiratory conditions, improving circulation, sports preparations, anti-infectious, analgesic, exhaustion. GO Tunisia, DO flowering brnaches, BS 1,8 cineole

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – may be useful for skin and hair, metabolism support, respiratory conditions, aids memory. GO France, DO flowering branches, BS camphor

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – may be useful for skin and respiratory conditions, fatigue, anxiety. GO Corisica, DO branches, BS verbonon

Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) – may be useful for all skin conditions, immune support, deodorant, uplifting, anxiety, sadness. GO Brazil, DO wood, BS a-terpineol, linalool oxide

Sage (Salvia officinalis) – may be useful for hair and skin care, cuts and wounds, muscle and joint aches and pains, improving circulation, stress relief. GO Balkans, DO flowering plant, BS thyuones

Sandalwood (Santalum album) – may be useful for skin and respiratory conditions, aphrodisiac, supportive to immune system, soothing, relaxing, nervous tension, anxiety. GO India, DO wood, BS santalols, santalenes

Spearmint (Mentha viridis) – may be useful for respiratory and digestive conditions, balancing metabolism, fever, bad breath, uplifting, fatigue. GO USA, DO flowering plant, BS L-carvone, limonene

Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) – powerful antifungal, antiseptic, may be useful for colds, influenza, cold sores, skin and respiratory conditions. GO Australia, DO branches, BS 4-terpineol, g-terpinene

Thyme (Thymus satureioides) – anti-infectious, antifungal, anti-bacterial, may be beneficial for immune support. GO Morocco, DO flowering plant, BS borneol, a-terpineol

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) – antibacterial, antifungal, may be beneficial to immune, nervous, and respiratory systems. GO France, DO flowering plant, BS linalool

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) – anti-infectious, may aid digestive and immune systems, joint and muscle aches and pains. GO France, DO flowering plant, BS thymol

Verbena (Lippia citriodora) – may aid digestive and respiratory systems, stress relief. GO Morocco, DO leaves, BS geranial, neral

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) – stimulating, may be useful for skin care, arthritis, relaxing, balancing, grounding, centering. GO Haiti, DO rootlet, BS vetyvones, zizanol

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) – anti-inflammatory, may be useful for joint and muscle pain, colds, sports preparations, stress relief. GO China, DO whole plant, BS methyl salicylate

Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) – anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, may be useful for skin care, muscle pain, insomnia, improving circulation, hair loss, relaxing, brings joy, energizing. GO Madagascar, DO flowers, BS germacrene-D

 

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