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.
- The rate at which they evaporate or how long the fragrance will
Note: the most stimulating and uplifting oils. They
are strongly scented. But the scent only lasts approximately
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.
Note: slowest oils to evaporate, lasting up to one
week, they have a sweet soothing scents and a relaxing comforting
effect on the body.
two most expensive essential oils are:
Jasmine: it takes more than 8 million jasmine flowers to
make 2 lbs of oil.
it takes 220 lbs. of rose petals to produce only 4-5 tsp
= Mental Fatigue, Stress, Concentration
Bergamot = Refreshes, Relaxes, Balancing,
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.
Sharp, similar to the scent of green stems just broken
smell of licorice. Warm and Sweet
spicy, warm and fiery. Somewhat licorice like.
Fresh, sweet and refreshing, but with slightly spicy floral undertones.
Pungent, spicy, warm, herbaceous peppery aroma
Herbaceous, pungent, strong.
Fresh, sweet, green, spicy, balsamic.
Soft, sweet, warm, woody and fruity with honey overtones.
Sweet, herbaceous, fresh and fruity.
A sweet, spicy hot fragrance. The aroma is smoky and warm.
Grassy, fruity, and slightly herbaceous with a citrus undertone.
Nutty, heady, herbaceous, warm and mildly intoxicating.
Fresh, woody, clear, light, slightly spicy with a clean scent.
Pungent, sharp, strong and camphor-like with woody subnotes.
Strong, honey and hay odor with herbaceous notes.
sweet honey, very licorice-like, and warm.
balsamic, heady fragrance, warm, sweet and incense like.
rose, sweet, dry citrus undertone.
sharp, fresh, pungent, earthy aromatic and warm.
Warm, sweet and fresh citrus with slight floral undertone.
earthy, sweet and warm.
Rich, warm, floral, and sweetly exotic with floral honey like aroma.
Fresh, fruity, woody, spicy and herbaceous.
Fresh, floral, light, powdery, and sweet. One of the most popular
most well known citrus scent, clean, sweet, sugary and light.
Citrus, herbaceous and smoky.
citrus scent, sweet and candy like.
Warm, citrus, and fruity with floral overtones.
smoky, slightly musty and earthy.
powdery, spicy, sweet with highly radiant fragrance.
Fresh, fruity, tangy and sweet. A perky and lively scent.
Sweet, rosy, floral, herbaceous and lemony.
Earthy, heavy, musty musk, penetrating, herbaceous, and smoky.
Minty fresh, slightly camphor-like, candy-like.
Floral, fresh and revitalizing with a hint of orange.
herbaceous, clear, sweet and licorice-like.
Rose Absolute: Intense, sweet
and floral. The queen of flowers.
Woody, fresh, herbaceous, powerful and sharp.
Rosewood: Sweet, woody,
powdery soft with an underlying rose scent.
Sandalwood: Warm, rich, sweet, woody and soft.
Minty, cool, candy-like and fresh.
Sweet, sparkling fresh citrus.
Tea Tree: Sharp, spicy, warm
with medicinal tones.
Sweet, honey-like, distinctive.
Earthy, musty with softness and full body aroma, and sweet woody
Ylang Ylang: Sweet, intense,
floral, tropical and heady with an overtone of banana.