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Essential oils have an immediate impact on our sense of smell, also know as olfaction. When eo's are inhaled, olfactory receptor cells are stimulated and the impulse is transmitted to the emotional center of the brain, or limbic system. The limbic is connected to areas of the brain linked to memory, breathing and blood circulation, as well as the endocrine glands which regulate hormone levels in the body.

When eo's are used in massage they are not only inhaled, but absorbed through the skin as well. They penetrate the tissues and find their way into the bloodstream where they are transported to the organs and systems of the body.

Top Note: the most stimulating and uplifting oils. They are strongly scented. But the scent only lasts approximately 3-24 hours. Middle Note: the next longest lasting at about 2-3 days, and affect the metabolic and body functions. The scent is less potent than Top Notes. Base Note: slowest oils to evaporate, lasting up to one week, they have a sweet soothing scents and a relaxing comforting effect on the body.
Examples: Examples: Examples:
  • basil
  • bergamot
  • clary sage
  • coriander
  • eucalyptus
  • lemongrass
  • neroli
  • peppermint
  • sage
  • thyme
  • lemon balm
  • chamomile
  • fennel
  • geranium
  • hyssop
  • juniper
  • lavender
  • rosemary
  • cedarwood
  • clove
  • frankincense
  • ginger
  • jasmine
  • rose
  • sandalwood
**Notes - The rate at which they evaporate or how long the fragrance will last.

The two most expensive essential oils are:
it takes more than 8 million jasmine flowers to make 2 lbs of oil.
Rose: it takes 220 lbs. of rose petals to produce only 4-5 tsp of oil.

Earth Farm-acy:
Basil = Mental Fatigue, Stress, Concentration
Bergamot = Refreshes, Relaxes, Balancing, Antidepressant, Antiviral
Calendula = Antiseptic, Astringent, Fungicidal, Immune Boosting
Chamomile = Relaxant, Anti-Inflammatory, Depression, Stress Reliever, Insomnia, Soothing
Cinnamon (cassia) = Antispasmodic, Indigestion, Antibacterial, Antifungal
Clove = Improve Memory, Mental Focus
Eucalyptus = Colds, Flu, Fever, Muscular Aches & Pains, Mental Exhaustion, Immune Stimulant
Frankincense = Deepens breathing, Anxiety, Sedative, Anti-inflammatory, Dry Skin
Geranium = Calming, Balancing and Lifting, Relieve Tension, Anxiety and Depression
Ginger = Cramps, Inflammation, Warming
Grapefruit = Muscle Fatigue, Stiffness, Fluid Retention, Tightens Skin, Disinfectant
Jasmine = Aphrodisiac, Nervous Tension, Headaches & Insomnia, Dry or Mature Skin
Juniper = Fluid Retention, Infections, Toxicity, Increases Circulation
Lavender = Relieve Headaches, Migraines and Pain, Skin Rejuvenation
Lemon = Inflammation, Nervousness, Insomnia, Detoxification, Increases Shine of Hair & Nails
Lemongrass = Relieves Pain, Depression, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Rheumatism, Headaches
Lime = Cooling, Reducing Fever, Sedative, Insomnia & Anxiety, Exhaustion
Myrrh = Inflamed Skin, Chapped Skin, Mature Skin, Wrinkles, Calming
Orange = Nervous System, Refreshes Mind, Lethargy or Tiredness, Depression, Fluid Circulation
Patchouli = Cracked Skin, Stress Disorders, Eliminates Toxins, Antibacterial, Cellulite
Peppermint = Headaches, Rejuvenator, Respiratory, Fatigue, Poor Circulation, Antibiotic
Rose = Sooths Nerves & Emotions, Insomnia, Depression, Headaches, Circulation
Rosemary = Relieves Muscular Pain, Helps Eliminate Toxins, Infections, Skin Regenerating
Sandalwood = Dry Skin, Fluid Retention, Skin Care, Stress, Calmative, Astringent, Aphrodisiac
Spearmint = Relaxant, Respiratory, Inflammatory, Calming, Refreshing to Skin
Tea Tree = Rashes, Congestion, Fatigue, Infections, Antibiotic, Antifungal, Lymphatic Circulation
Ylang Ylang = Deeply Relaxing, Anti-depressant, Sooth Nerves, Promote Sound Sleep

Essential Oil Descriptions:

Allspice: Warm clove like sweet spicy fragrance.

Angelica: Sharp, similar to the scent of green stems just broken

Anise: The smell of licorice. Warm and Sweet

Basil: Sweet, spicy, warm and fiery. Somewhat licorice like.

Bergamot: Fresh, sweet and refreshing, but with slightly spicy floral undertones.

Black Pepper: Pungent, spicy, warm, herbaceous peppery aroma

Calendula: Herbaceous, pungent, strong.

Cardamom: Fresh, sweet, green, spicy, balsamic.

Cedarwood: Soft, sweet, warm, woody and fruity with honey overtones.

Chamomile: Sweet, herbaceous, fresh and fruity.

Cinnamon: A sweet, spicy hot fragrance. The aroma is smoky and warm.

Citronella: Grassy, fruity, and slightly herbaceous with a citrus undertone.

Clary Sage: Nutty, heady, herbaceous, warm and mildly intoxicating.

Cypress: Fresh, woody, clear, light, slightly spicy with a clean scent.

Eucalyptus: Pungent, sharp, strong and camphor-like with woody subnotes.

Everlasting: Strong, honey and hay odor with herbaceous notes.

Fennel: Herbaceous, sweet honey, very licorice-like, and warm.

Frankincense: Soft, balsamic, heady fragrance, warm, sweet and incense like.

Geranium: Flowery rose, sweet, dry citrus undertone.

Ginger: Peppery, sharp, fresh, pungent, earthy aromatic and warm.

Grapefruit: Warm, sweet and fresh citrus with slight floral undertone.

Hyssop: Woody, earthy, sweet and warm.

Jasmine: Rich, warm, floral, and sweetly exotic with floral honey like aroma.

Juniper: Fresh, fruity, woody, spicy and herbaceous.

Lavender: Fresh, floral, light, powdery, and sweet. One of the most popular EO's.

Lemon: The most well known citrus scent, clean, sweet, sugary and light.

Lemongrass: Citrus, herbaceous and smoky.

Lime: Fresh, citrus scent, sweet and candy like.

Mandarin: Warm, citrus, and fruity with floral overtones.

Myrrh: Warm, smoky, slightly musty and earthy.

Neroli: Floral, powdery, spicy, sweet with highly radiant fragrance.

Orange, Sweet: Fresh, fruity, tangy and sweet. A perky and lively scent.

Palmarosa: Sweet, rosy, floral, herbaceous and lemony.

Patchouli: Earthy, heavy, musty musk, penetrating, herbaceous, and smoky.

Peppermint: Minty fresh, slightly camphor-like, candy-like.

Petitgrain: Floral, fresh and revitalizing with a hint of orange.

Ravensara: Spicy, herbaceous, clear, sweet and licorice-like.

Rose Absolute: Intense, sweet and floral. The queen of flowers.

Rosemary: Woody, fresh, herbaceous, powerful and sharp.

Rosewood: Sweet, woody, powdery soft with an underlying rose scent.

Warm, rich, sweet, woody and soft.

Spearmint: Minty, cool, candy-like and fresh.

Tangerine: Sweet, sparkling fresh citrus.

Tea Tree: Sharp, spicy, warm with medicinal tones.

Vanilla: Sweet, honey-like, distinctive.

Vetiver: Earthy, musty with softness and full body aroma, and sweet woody aroma.

Ylang Ylang: Sweet, intense, floral, tropical and heady with an overtone of banana.

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