Sunday, 5 September 2010

Essential oil for aromatherapy

Aromatherapists use relatively few essential oils. Going through the past company records I am struck by this. The same oils again and again featuring in the blends to care for this or that condition. For care blending the message is clear. Better 40 or so oils of irreproachable freshness and provenance than 120 of every possible kind. Rarer oils like Immortelle have their uses but even immortelle has succombed to use (as much for its name as anything else) in beauty products and is typically supplied diluted in ethanol. Perhaps better to acquire the raw resonous immortelle you can hardly get out of the bottle without warming and dilute it yourself.

So what are the top 40? I am going to borrow from Christine Westwoods book 'stress management' (Amberwood 2004) which I admire for its extensive coverage of human personality as well as physical conditions. I can sympathise with students of Tisserand who find astrology of assistence in just describing the multitudinous facets of human personality. For all our science identifying three essential oils to blend for use by a particular individual can only be described as an art.

La lista. Basil (nerve tonic), Benzoin (soothing), Bergamot (uplifting), Black pepper (hot), Cajeput (focusing), Camphor (piercing), Cardoman (warming), Cedarwood (steadying), Chamomile - moroccan, Chamomile - Roman (soothing), Cinnamon Bark (warming), Clary Sage (euphoric), Clove (pain relief), Coriander (motivating), Cypress (toning), Eucalyptus (respiratory), Fennel (slimming), Frankincense (rejuvenating), Ginger (warming), Geranium (male-balancing), Grapefruit (releasing), Jasmine (fragrant), juniper (purifying), Lavender (protecting), Lemon (refreshing, anti viral), Lemongrass (nerve tonic), Marjoram (relaxation), Melissa (female nurturing), Myrhh (throat), Neroli (stress reliever),Orange (radiance), Patchouli (penetrating), peppermint (cooling), Pine, Scots (invigorating), Rose Otto (uplifting), Rosemary (stimulant), Sage (tonic), sandalwood (male confidence), Tea tree (antiseptic), Thyme (anti bacterial), Ylang (female confidence).


1010 Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
1020 Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
1015 Benzoin (Styrax benzoin)
1041C Carrotseed (Daucus carota)
1045 Cedarwood Atlas (Cedrus atlantica)
1050C Chamomile German (Matricaria recutica)
1055C Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) 3ml
1056 Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) 10ml
1070 Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
1080 Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
1085 Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
1095 Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
1100 Eucalyptus smithii (Eucalyptus smithii)
1115 Fennel, sweet (Foeniculum vulgare)
1140 Frankincense ( Boswellia carteri)
1145 Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
1150 Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
1155 Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
11170C Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinalis)
1175 Juniper (Juniperus communis)
1180 Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
1183 Lavandin (Lavendula burnati) France
1184 Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) Tuscany
1185 Lavender Organic (Lavandula angustifolia) France
1186C Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) UK
1188 Lavender High Altitude AOC
1189 Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Bulgaria
1190 Lavander fine wild (Lavandula angustifolia) France
1195 Lemon (Citrus limon)
1200 Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
1202 Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
1205 Mandarin (Citrus retiulata)
1210 Marjoram, Sweet (Origanum majorana)
1216 Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
1225C Myrhh (Commiphora myrrha)
1235C Neroli (Citrus aurantium var amara)
1240 Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora)
1255 Orange, Sweet (Citrus aurantium var. sinensis)
1260 Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii)
1265 Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli)
1270 Pepper Black (Piper nigrum)
1275 Peppermint (Mentha x pipertia)
1280 Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara)
1290 Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
1315 Rosemary Morocco (Rosmarinus officinalis)
1311 Rose otto (Rosa damascena)
1330 Sandalwood New caledonia (Santalum album)
1340 Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
1350 Thyme, Sweet (Thymus vulgaris ct linalool)
1355 Vetiver (vetiveria zizanoides)
1365 Ylang ylang complete (Cananga odorate)

There is also a selection of aromatherapy diffusers


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