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Aromatherapy

Essential Oils: E to L

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Eucalyptus Blue Gum - Top Note: A warming, drying, clarifying oil, well known for it’s antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It is excellent for treating colds and flu, and clearing respiratory congestion. It brings clarity, and used in a room spray purifies the air.

Blends well with: Cedarwood, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Tea tree, Thyme.

Eucalyptus Staigeriana - Top Note: Common name Lemon Ironbark, this is a calming, relaxing, and much more gentle member of the Eucalyptus family, good for aches and pains, bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat, wounds, insect bites, and rashes. It has a lovely light lemon aroma with a hint of eucalyptus, and is gentle enough for use with children and vulnerable adults.

Blends well with: Cedarwood, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Tea tree, and Thyme.

Fennel - Top/Middle Note: A warming, drying, balancing oil, well known for its digestive properties (indigestion, nausea, flatulence). It is good for relieving congestion of the respiratory system, the circulatory system (fluid retention, cellulite, toxins), and of the urinary system. It is balancing and helps in letting go of unnecessary attachments.

Blends well with: Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Niaouli, Rose, Sandalwood.

Frankincense - Base Note: A calming, warming, and strengthening oil, known for it’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It calms the breathing and the mind, and hence aids meditation. It is excellent for mature skin.

Blends well with: Basil, Benzoin, Bergamot, Chamomiles, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.

Geranium - Middle Note: A cooling, harmonising, balancing oil, known for it’s healing, astringent, and hormone regulation properties. It is also a good oil for treating depression and anxiety, as it brings mind and body together and balances extremes.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Basil, Chamomiles, Clary sage, Fennel, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood.

Ginger - Top Note: A warming, drying, clarifying oil, well known as a digestive aid, especially for nausea, constipation, and flatulence. It is also good for muscular aches and pains, including cramp, as well as respiratory congestion.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

Grapefruit - Top Note: An uplifting, cooling oil with a lovely sharp aroma. It is effective in clearing skin and circulatory congestion so is great for acne, oily skin, fluid retention and cellulite. It is also good for infections, tired muscles, and nervous fatigue.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Neroli, Palmarosa, Rosemary.

Jasmine - Base Note: A cooling, balancing, uplifting oil, known for its ability to help with problems of the reproductive system. It is euphoric and very balancing so great for sadness/grief, anxiety, depression, and building confidence and self-esteem. A feminine oil.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Benzoin, Chamomiles, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood.

Juniper - Base Note: A calming, clarifying oil, good for unblocking and dispelling build ups of toxins as in gout, obesity, cellulites, arteriosclerosis, and various menstrual problems. Its antiseptic properties also make it good for infections, colds, flu, and skin conditions.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

Lavender - Middle Note: One of the most versatile oils, effective and safe for many conditions. It is the peace-making oil, particularly known for it’s healing, harmonising, and relaxant properties. One drop will harmonise a blend.

Blends well with: All floral and citrus oils, Cedarwood, Chamomiles, Clary Sage, Geranium, Marjoram, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Tea tree, Vetiver.

Lemon - Top Note: A cooling, drying, cleansing oil, known as a versatile medicinal agent useful for treating infections, fevers, digestive, and respiratory complaints. It is refreshing and a tonic to the whole system, and as such good for depression and melancholy.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Benzoin, Chamomiles, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Lemongrass - Top Note: A refreshing, cooling, drying oil, known for its ability to ease headaches and sooth hot emotions like anger and frustration. It is also good for water retention and time of the month. It has an uplifting effect that is good for low moods.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Tea tree.

Lime - Top Note: A cooling, drying, cleansing oil, known as a versatile medicinal agent useful for treating infections, fevers, digestive, and respiratory complaints. It is refreshing and a tonic to the whole system, and as such good for depression and melancholy.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Rosemary, Vetivert, Ylang Ylang.

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Bibliography

The following books were referenced for this section and are all available (via the links) in association with Amazon.co.uk:
Aromatherapy – A Practical Approach by Vicki Pitman
The Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless

See our full range of Aromatherapy books in the Further Exploration section.

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