Aromatherapy Options

     This page lists many of the essential oils that I have available for my Oil, Body Butter, and Aromatic Desert session options. Unless noted otherwise, the following EO’s are high quality organic therapeutic grate essential oils:

 Cajeput E.O.

Cajeput Essential Oil is known for its fresh, herbaceous, and fruity scent. Cajeput essential oil has a powerful aroma that is eucalyptus-like and camphoraceous. Some describe it as a combination of cardamom, camphor, and rosemary.

Cajeput essential oil derived from the leaves of evergreen trees in Asia and Australia and is the ally of professional athletes or anyone seeking to support the body after physical exertion.  Its powerful aroma is also used as an inhalant to combat the woes of seasonal maladies. When used in a diffuser, it helps your fight drowsiness and adds a menthol-like aroma to the air.

Therapeutically, Cajeput shares properties with Eucalyptus and Tea Tree due to being in the same plant genus. Besides helping with physical exertion, Cajeput may help with:

  • Arthritis and Bursitis
  • Respiratory conditions like Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, and coughs
  • Digestive/Elimination issues such as Cystitis, Dysentery, and Enteritis
  • Menstrual Cramping
  • Skin conditions such as acne, bug bites, and cold sores

Cassia E.O.

Cassia Essential Oil has cinnamon’s uplifting, warm, and woody aroma. When diffused, it can lift your mood and calm your spirits. When diffused with other scents such as Clove, Ginger, or White Fir, it creates a welcoming environment reminiscent of baking and the holidays.

Therapeutically, when used in massage, Cassia assists with relieving achy joints or sore muscles. Mixing it with Lemon water can stimulate digestion, reduce cravings, and help boost metabolism. It, also, supports healthy immune system functioning. When used around the house (or office), this essential oil has substantial cleansing properties and when combined with water and white vinegar as an aromatic and effective surface cleaner.

Fir Needle E.O.

Fir needle essential oil has the fresh herbaceous aroma and benefits derived from fir trees. Balsam trees are most common type of Fir chosen for essential oil production. Just as the resins and oils protect and heal the tree, the essential oils can be used for our own healing and protective purposes.

These are the five strongest benefits/effects of fir oil:

Antibacterial for Wound Healing, and Illness Prevention: As a natural antibacterial substance, fir essential oil can be utilized to keep bacterial exposure and growth in check. In studies, balsam fir showed efficacy against the Staph. Bacteria with other fir oils showing efficacy against Listeria. It shares an antibacterial compound with rosemary, eucalyptus, and orange essential oils making it good for cleaning purposes as well as helping to slow the progression of a bacterial respiratory infections.

Anti-inflammatory for Tissue Healing, Pain Relief, and Osteoarthritis: In ideal circumstances, inflammation is our ally but, if it is in overactive in unnecessary situations, it can be painful or life-threatening. Conifers like fir contain the powerful anti-inflammatory Bornyl acetate that has shown good results helping to regulate Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

Muscle Relaxant for Respiratory and Painful Conditions/Healing: Often, with inflammatory inhibition comes pain relief, reduced muscle soreness, and less muscle tension. This, also, applies to helping to relax the respiratory muscles to reduce airway restrictions.

Cellular Detoxification and Healing: Oxidative stress damages the skin and respiratory system due to their direct daily contact with toxins and pollutants. Fir needle essential oil’s antioxidants help to repair and rejuvenate our skin and airways on a cellular level by helping repair oxidative damage.

Anti-Carcinogenic Potential: Researchers have found many essential oils that exhibit antioxidant, cytotoxic (cancer cell-killing), and anti-mutagenic properties. At least in the lab, so far, it has shown promise of preventing cancer, keeping it from spreading, and even killing it outright. Balsam fir essential oil is among these anticancer hopefuls.

Juniper Berry E.O.

Protects and Heals Skin, Hair, and Nails: With natural antibacterial abilities, juniper berry essential oil is one of the most popular natural remedies for fighting skin irritations and infections. Due to its antiseptic abilities, it can serve as a home remedy for acne and also help with hair and scalp concerns like dandruff. It may be used with a carrier oil to be used as a gentle astringent, to help treat blemishes, and treat foot odors and fungus.

Heartburn and Acid Reflex Relief: Juniper berry essential oil may be used to soothe heartburn and acid reflux by using 1 to 2 drops of juniper berry oil, mixed into a carrier oil such as coconut oil, in an abdominal massage.

Relaxant and Sleep Aid: Juniper berry aromatherapy helps reduce physical and emotional signs of stress. Considered in folklore as a natural anxiety remedy, some sources claim it’s one of the most effective essential oils for dealing with inner trauma and pain because juniper may have positive effects on relaxation responses in the brain when inhaled. A study that tested a combination juniper berry, sandalwood, rose, and orris essential oils showed a significant effect on insomniacs that allows a significant reduction or elimination of the need to take medications.

Key Lime E.O.

This essential oil has a crisp, sweet, fresh aroma that is characteristic of citrus products. It’s health benefits can be attributed to its antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative, and tonic properties.

Precautions of Lime Essential Oil: Photosensitivity – Do not apply to skin to be exposed to sunlight or ultraviolet light. As a possible irritate, it is recommended to always test for your skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible.

Melissa E.O.

The bright green, mint-like leaves of Melissa officinalis create a strong, citrusy, herbaceous, and floral essential oil. Melissa officinalis is the most well-known of the numerous varieties of balm. The plant is a member of the mint family and goes by many “Balm” names including Lemon, Bee, Common, and Sweet balm. Other names include Lemon Melissa, Heart’s Delight, and Honey Plant.

This essential oil is most commonly used to reduce bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. For the skin, it is a top choice for addressing cold sores.  In addition to this, Melissa is also helpful with minor pain and inflammation. It can boost a compromised immune system and help reduce the effects of the common cold and ease flu-like symptoms. Emotionally and energetically, its uplifting aroma provides comfort during times of greater stress, anxiety, and/or depression.

Melissa essential oil blends well with floral oils like Lavender and Rose Otto, citrus oils like bergamot and orange, Frankincense, and many more.

Nutmeg E.O.

Numerous studies have shown that nutmeg essential oil and its chemical compounds have beneficial antiseptic properties that make it useful for the prevention of several conditions. In one study, it was found that nutmeg essential oil contained several phytochemicals that demonstrated efficacy against various infectious diseases. It, also, showed potent antimicrobial activity against the pathogenic strains of Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Peppermint E.O

The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treat indigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms and pain. Historically, the herb has been known for its medicinal uses, and its impressively long history often gives it the prestigious title as the world’s oldest medicine.

Precautions of Peppermint Essential Oil: Photosensitivity – Do not apply to skin to be exposed to sunlight or ultraviolet light. As a possible irritate, it is recommended to always test for your skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible.

Sandalwood Essential Oil

The essential oil is well recognized for its distinctive fresh and long-lasting woody aroma. It is used Ayurvedic medicine for the treatments of both somatic mental/emotional disorders. Its therapeutic properties include being an antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, anti-phlogistic, carminative, emollient, memory booster, diuretic, disinfectant, sedative and tonic.

Precautions: For skin applications, it is recommend be mixed with carrier oils

Ylang Ylang E.O.

Ylang Ylang’s fresh floral and slightly fruity is heralded for being helpful with stress, depression, anxiety, and anger. Due to it uplifting and energizing effects, Ylang Ylang is considered by many to be an aphrodisiac.

Other Aromatherapy Options:

The following are Essential and “Aromatic” Oils that I have from a previous trip to Thailand.

Champaca:  A unique warm floral and fruity fragrance that is highly valued in Hindu and Buddhist cultures for promoting a peaceful state of mind and tranquil contemplation.  It is a natural remedy for stress, tension, headaches, vertigo, and it is considered to be one of the best natural remedies for depression.  Yup, it can be an aphrodisiac and, apparently, Chanel No.5 perfume is based on it.

Fragipani:  Its rich romantic and exotic floral scent has a deep expansive quality.  Known as the “Tree of Life”, Fragipani is highly regarded for its healing powers that effect a deep internal cleansing to help refresh the body, mind and soul.  It, also, is another popular oil used in cosmetics, perfumes, and luxury spas for its grounding and restorative qualities.

Thai Virgin Coconut:  Do you wish that you were sunbathing on a white sand beach?  This combines coconut oil with the vanilla-like fragrance of natural coumarin oil to create a sweet calming, yet energizing, scent.  It is cold processed to preserve the oils, minerals, and natural vitamins for fighting oxidation to help repair and revitalize your skin.

Thai Mango Tangerine:  This nice balance of mango and zesty Tangerine will help freshen up your life during a stressful day (or week).

“Energizing” Blend:  A Blend of Sweet Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, and Grapefruit to energize and fill your life with “power & optimism”.