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Aromatherapy

Essential Oils: M to P

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Mandarin - Top Note: An uplifting refreshing oil that is great for balancing and strengthening digestion and safe for use on children, pregnant women, and the elderly. It’s uplifting qualities make it good for easing anxiety and a low mood.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Black Pepper, Chamomiles, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Marjoram, sweet - Middle Note: A warming, drying, fortifying oil, known for its ability to comfort and balance the heart, both physically and emotionally. It is also great for congestion, again both physically (respiratory, sinus, digestion) and emotionally (obsessions, depression, anxiety, grief).

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomiles, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Tea tree, Ylang Ylang.

Melissa (Lemon Balm) - Middle Note: A calming reviving oil that uplifts the mind and spirit, useful for treating shock, bereavement, anxiety and depression. Good for digestive complaints, especially in children, although must be well diluted. Good for nervous complaints and regulating the menstrual cycle.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Basil, Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram, Niaouli.

Neroli (Bitter Orange Blossom) - Base Note: A cooling, calming, balancing oil, known for its ability to calm hysteria, treat shock, and other stress-related conditions. It is excellent for mature skin.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Chamomiles, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Niaouli - Top Note: A warming, stimulating oil, clarifying and purifying. Great for skin problems including burns, and has been used before radiation therapy to protect against burning. Gentle yet powerful. Also good for infections, arthritis, and aches and pains. Clears the head and aids concentration.

Blends well with: Basil, Citrus oils, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Juniper, Marjoram, Melissa, Mints, Rosemary, Thyme.

Orange, Sweet - Top Note: An uplifting refreshing calming oil that is great for fighting colds and flu, dull and oily complexions, and easing digestion problems. It’s uplifting yet calming qualities make it good for easing nervous tension and stress-related conditions.

Blends well with: Clary Sage, Frankincense, Lemon, Lavender, Neroli, Spice oils such as Cinnamon and Clove.

Palmarosa - Top Note: A calming, uplifting, nutritious oil, known particularly for its ability to improve skin condition and alleviate stress and fatigue. It is good for boosting the immune system and helping fight off colds, flu and fevers. It is also an excellent digestive tonic, enhancing appetite so useful for anorexia.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Patchouli - Base Note: A calming, grounding, uplifting oil, good for boosting the immune system and treating fevers and digestive system conditions. Used with discretion it is great for the libido and easing tension and stress.

Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

Peppermint - Top Note: An uplifting, drying, clarifying oil, best known for its ability to calm the digestive system, particularly nausea. It is also good for respiratory conditions and infections. Its uplifting and invigorating properties make it great for fatigue.

Blends well with: Citrus oils, Basil, Benzoin, Eucalyptus, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Niaouli, Rosemary, Thyme.

Petitgrain - Top Note: A balancing, uplifting, releasing oil, good for insomnia and nervous fatigue or exhaustion. It is also good for balancing oily skin and hair.

Blends well with: Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Palmarosa, Rosemary.

Pine - Middle Note: A warming, clarifying, stimulating oil, excellent for respiratory congestion and both mental and physical fatigue or exhaustion. It is also good for infestations and aches and pains.

Blends well with: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Niaouli, Rosemary, Sage, Tea tree, Thyme.
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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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