DISCLAIMER:  In no way am I attempting to suggest these oils are to be used solely to cure or
treat any of the following health issues.  The use of essential oils can be beneficial and may aid in
the cure of certain issues, but a formal diagnosis is in order from a traditional medical doctor.  Do
not attempt to self treat serious symptoms without their consultation.

Below you will find a list of the main essential oils I use in my formulations along with the benifits and the contra
-indications.  The information was compiled by me from various online and written sources.

***Please check the contra-indications for any of the oils I have listed in the products before you buy them.
For Glossary of Terms listed below, check here.  (Must have Adobe Reacher to read file)  
Anise (Latin name: Pimpinella Anisum, Contra-indications: Avoid during pregnancy.  Some allergic reactions of skin,
respiratory, gastrointestinal tract have been documented.  
Benefits: It helps with digestive problems, bloating, gas,
bad breath, colic, nausea, coughing, bronchitis, hearth burn, as an anti-spasmodic, with menstrual pains, asthma, and
it works well as an expectorant.  Aniseed oil can be useful in the treatment of muscular aches and pains, rheumatism,
bronchitis, whooping cough, colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion, catarrh and hangovers.  Helpful for its effect on the
digestive system, it is also a general tonic to the circulatory system and the respiratory tract. It helps to calm the nerves
of tense and anxiety ridden people. It also calms menstrual pains and eases nauseous migraines, while stimulating the
lungs to expel phlegm.  RDD: 1 – 4 drops)     
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Basil (Latin name: Ocimum Basilicum, Contra-indications: Use Basil in small quantities, it can become a depressant
and may irritate the skin if used to excess.  Do not use during pregnancy or on children under 3 years.  Also, avoid on
patients who have epilepsy.  
Benefits: It helps stave off infection in skin abrasions, helps detoxify the body, aids in
lowering blood pressure, lowering high blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, easing tension and stress, as an anti-
spasmodic, as anti-inflammatory, and it works as an adaptogen.  RDD: 1 – 4 drops)     
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Bay (Latin name: Laurus Nobilis, Contra-indications:  Bay should not be administered during pregnancy. Avoid
exceeding the stated dose. Externally may cause sensitization.
Benefits: It primarily helps calm people who are
nervous, it can warm the emotions, works well for controlling a number of digestive system problems, it’s an anti-
inflammatory, an anesthetic and also aids in genito-urinary issues dealing with female reproductive problems.  RDD: 1-
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Benzoin Resinoid (Latin name: Styrax Benzoin, Contra-indications: Generally none, but care should be taken in the
first three months of pregnancy, can cause drowsiness if used to excess.  
Benefits: This oil works on well on cuts,
abrasions due to its anti-bacterial capabilities.  It’s good for use with arthritis, asthma, nervous tension, bronchitis, it’s
useful for detachment, calming and with sedation, helps the mind and emotions, helps secure feelings of comfort and it
aids in alleviating loneliness.  RDD:  1 – 3 drops, 5 – 10 drops diluted)     
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Bergamot (Latin name: Citrus Aurantium var. Bergamia, Contra-indications: Avoid in cases of liver problems. Not for
use when pregnant or nursing. Possible skin irritant - dilute well. If not specified bergapten-free it may cause
Benefits: Helps with nausea, vomiting, digestive upsets, colds, coughs, decongestive, sinus,
blockage, nasal congestion, oily skin, indigestion, digestive upsets, tight chest, antiseptic and as an anti-inflammatory.  
RDD:  3 drops)    
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Black Pepper (Latin name: Piper Nigrum, Contra-indications: Avoid with severe kidney disease and possible mild
skin irritant.
Benefits: Helps with aches and pains, anemia, arthritis, catarrh, chills, chronic colds, colic, constipation,
coughs, diarrhea, dysentery, dyspepsia, fevers, flatulence, flu, heartburn, impotency, increased metabolism,
indigestion, loss of appetite, muscle tone, nausea, quinsy, rheumatic pain, sprains, stiffness, toothache, vertigo,
vomiting.  RDD: 2 – 3 drops)     
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Cajuput (Latin name: Melaleuca leucadenrron, Contra-indications: May cause skin irritation in some people, should
not be used with other homeopathic remedies, must follow recommended daily dosage well.  
Benefits: Cajuput helps
reduce symptoms of asthma, has the ability to work on respiratory infections, it has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory
properties, it calms insect bites and is also great for someone with cystitis.  RDD: 1-4 drops)    
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Cedarwood (Latin name: Cedrus Altantica, Contra-indications: Avoid during pregnancy, in children under 1 year old
and in people with severe allergies.  
Benefits: Good for relieving nervous tension, stress, exhaustion, anxiety,
depression, bladder infections, aches and pains, acne, alopecia (traumatic), arthritis, bronchitis, cancer, catarrh,
congestion, cough, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, fainting, fungal infections, hair loss, insect repellant,
leucorrhea, pruritus (with Bergamot), psoriasis and rheumatic conditions.  RDD: 1 – 7 drops)     
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Chamomile (Latin name: Anthemis Nolilus, Contra-indications: Avoid during pregnancy, may cause allergic reaction
to those allergic to ragweed, may irritate sensitive skin.  
Benefits: Helps relieve stress, irritability, tension, helps with
aches and pains, allergies, amenorrhea, anemia, arthritis, asthma, boils, bronchitis, bursitis, burns, colds, colic, colitis,
conjunctivitis, coughs, cracked nipples, cramps, dysmenorrhea, diarrhea (infantile), eczema, flatulence, gout,
headaches, indigestion, inflamed gums and skin, insomnia, liver disorders, menopause, migraines, menstrual problems,
nervous shock, neurasthenia, neuritis, neuromuscular tension, razor burn, rheumatic conditions, skin care, urticaria,
varicose veins, with wounds.  RDD: 1 – 5 drops)     
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Cinnamon (Latin name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Contra-indications: Avoid in pregnancy. Do not use if
experiencing stomach or intestinal ulcers. Can cause irritation internally or externally. Excessive use can cause
tachycardia, increased intestinal peristalsis, increased respiration, and perspiration through stimulation of the
vasomotor center, followed by a sedative stage,
Benefits: Sexual aphrodisiac, candida, colds, digestive disorders, flu,
poor circulation, astringent, anti-bacterial, anti-diarrhea, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral,
carminative, circulatory stimulant, emmenagogue, haemostatic, stomachic, and vermifuge.  RDD: 1 – 4 drops)     
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Clary Sage (Latin name: Salvia sclarea, Contra-indications: Clary Sage should not be used with alcohol as it can
produce an exaggerated state of intoxication, avoid during pregnancy, avoid with low blood pressure, avoid if
concentration required.
Benefits: Aches and pains, acne, asthma, boils, colic, cramps, convulsions, dandruff,
flatulence, hair loss, high blood pressure, impotence, kidney problems, leucorrhea, oily hair, ophthalmia, skin care,
throat infections, ulcers, uterine conditions, whooping cough, wrinkles, anxiety, depression, frigidity, impotence,
migraine, stress, tension.  RDD: 2 – 5 drops)   
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Clove Bud (Latin name: Syzygium aromaticu, Contra-indications: Clove oil is a very potent oil and should be used
with care. If it is used in a oil, lotion or cream applied to the skin, the concentration should be well below 1 %.  It may
cause irritation to the skin of some individuals and can easily irritate the mucus membranes. It should be avoided
during pregnancy.  
Benefits: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-neuralgic, carminative, anti-infectious,
disinfectant, insecticide, stimulant, stomachic, uterine and tonic, acne, bruises, burns and cuts, keeping infection at bay
and as a pain reliever. It helps with toothache, mouth sores, rheumatism and arthritis.  It is beneficial to the digestive
system, effective against vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, spasms and parasites, as well as bad breath.  Clove oil is
valuable for relieving respiratory problems, like bronchitis, asthma and tuberculosis. The disinfecting property is useful
in cases of infectious diseases.  Placing a few drops of clove oil on a cotton ball and then placing the cotton ball in a
linen cupboard will not only fragrance the cupboard, but will help to keep fish moths at bay.  RDD:  1- 3 drops)     
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Cypress (Latin name: Cupressus sempervirens, Contra-indications: Should not be used during pregnancy and
breastfeeding. Avoid in cases of hypertension.  
Benefits: increases urine flow, bronchitis, meditation, edema, cellulite,
anger, irritability, stress, tension, aches and pains, asthma, bleeding gums, broken capillaries, bronchitis, cancer,
cellulite, coughing, cramps, deodorant, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, edema, enuresis, excessive perspiration,
hemorrhages, hemorrhoids, influenza, insect repellant, liver disorders, menopause, menorrhagia, neurasthenia,
pyorrhoea, rheumatic conditions, skin care, spasmodic coughing, sweaty feet, varicose veins, and with whooping
cough.  RDD: 2 - 3 drops)     
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Elemi (Latin name: Cupressus sempervirens, Contra-indications: No special precautions ares needed, but please
note that elemi oil can be irritating to a sensitive skin.  
Benefits: analgesic, expectorant, tonic, antiseptic and stimulant,
Elemi can be useful with respiratory complaints such as bronchitis, dry cough and excess mucus.  It is also helpful in
cases of heavy perspiration, cuts, wounds and skin infections. Elemi oil is said to rejuvenate the skin.  It can be used in
cases of nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions; it gives a feeling of peace.  RDD: 1 - 5 drops)  
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Eucalyptus (Latin name: Eucalyptus globules, Contra-indications: Avoid in people with high blood pressure and
epilepsy should avoid it. Excessive use of this oil may cause headaches.  
Benefits: analgesic, anti-bacterial,
anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, balsamic, cicatrisant,
decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge
and vulnerary, cooling and deodorizing effect on the body, helping with fevers, migraine and malaria. For the
respiratory tract, it helps with coughs, asthma, throat infections, sinusitis and catarrhal conditions. It soothes
inflammation and eases mucus, clearing the head from the stuffiness of colds and hay fever.  Useful as a warming oil
when used for muscular aches and pains, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and poor circulation, burns, blisters, herpes,
cuts, wounds, skin infections and insect bites. It can furthermore boost the immune system and is helpful in cases of
chicken pox, colds, flu and measles.  RDD: 1- 3 drops)     
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Fennel (Latin name: Foeniculum vulgare, Contra-indications: may have a narcotic effect. It should be avoided
altogether in pregnancy and cases of epilepsy.  People with estrogen linked cancers, as well as breast-feeding
mothers, pregnant women and women suffering from endometriosis should rather avoid use of fennel.  
aperitif, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, galactagogue,
laxative, stimulant, stomachic, splenic, tonic and vermifuge, digestive complaints, obesity, adds courage and strength in
the face of adversity, helps with bruises, reduces oiliness in skin, fights wrinkles, tones spleen and liver, helps increase
insufficient milk in nursing mothers – although it’s best to use the fresh herb.  RDD: 1- 3 drops)     
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Garlic (Latin name: Allium sativum, Contra-indications: Generally non toxic and non irritant, although it has been
known to irritate the stomach; may also cause sensitization in some individuals.
Benefits:  Amoebicidal, anthelmintic,
antibiotic, antimicrobal, antiseptic, antitoxic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, hypocholesterolemic,
depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, insecticide, larvicidal,
promotes leucocytosis, stomachic, tonic, infection, detoxifies the body, promotes sweating, strengthens blood vessels,
blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, hemorrhoids, impotence, hysteria, edema, asthma, arthritis, good against all venom,
spider bites, and poisons, tuberculosis, circulatory problems, colds, bronchitis, fever, flu, toothache, headache,
earache, digestive problems, constipation, genito-urinary diseases, heart disorders, reduces cholesterol if eaten raw,
insomnia, liver disease, jaundice, sinusitis, dysentery, diarrhea, diabetes, gastritis, rheumatism, ulcers, and yeast
infections. Good for all diseases, infections, fungus, earache, some cancers, and bacteria. Internally it destroys worms,
and used externally it rids the skin of parasites, helps old sores, bruises, falling hair, wounds.  RDD: 1- 10 drops)     
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Geranium (Latin name: Palagonium graveolens, Contra-indications: Avoid in pregnancy, may change sleep pattern,
and irritate sensitive skin.  
Benefits: Astringent, haemostatic, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, deodorant,
haemostatic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary, acne, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, lice,
as a mosquito repellant, ringworm, ulcers, breast engorgement, edema, poor circulation, sore throat, tonsillitis, PMS,
menopausal problems, stress and neuralgia.  RDD: 2 – 4 drops)     
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Ginger (Latin name: Zingiber officinalis, Contra-indications: Do not use in high concentrations.  May irritate sensitive
skins and can also cause photosensitivity.  
Benefits: analgesic, anti-emetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal,
carminative, cephalic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific and tonic, Ginger oil
is used in the treatment of fractures, rheumatism, arthritis, bruising, carbuncles, nausea, hangovers, travel and sea
sickness, colds and flu, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sores on the skin, sore throat, diarrhea, colic, cramps,
chills and fever.  RDD: 1 – 3 drops)     
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Grapefruit (Latin name: Citrus paradise, Contra-indications: It can irritate the skin if exposed to strong sunlight after
Benefits: antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, diuretic, disinfectant, lymphatic stimulant, tonic and
anti-infectious, high vitamin C content and is therefore valuable to the immune system. It helps protect against colds
and flu, has a very positive effect on obesity and also has diuretic properties, helping to remove excess water from the
body and is therefore also great for treating cellulite.  It has an uplifting effect on the mood and helps with stress and
depression. It is used with great success to combat muscle fatigue and stiffness while stimulating the lymphatic system
and thereby clearing the body of toxins.  It helps to clear congested oily skin and also assists with acne, while toning
the skin and tissues. Grapefruit is used in hair care to promote hair growth. RDD: 1- 4 drops)    
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Immortelle (Latin name: Helichrysum angustifolium, Contra-indications: Helichrysum oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and
non-sensitizing, but should not be used on children under 12 years,
Benefits: Helpful for circulatory disorders; it can
relieve the pain of rheumatism and arthritis. It has a beneficial effect on colds, flu, bronchitis, coughs and asthma.  
Superb regenerating qualities and can assist in the healing of scars, acne, dermatitis, stretch marks, boils and
abscesses. Folk medicine also presents this as a great boon for healing scars and fighting the ravages of aging.  It
aids the digestive system, reducing liver and spleen congestion.  RDD: 1- 4 drops)    
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Jasmine Absolute (Latin name: Jasmine Officinale, Contra-indications: Should be avoided during pregnancy or
breastfeeding.  May cause skin sensitization with prolonged use and should not be used internally.  
Beneficial uses for the nervous system, menstrual cramps, anger, headaches, insomnia, depression (postpartum as
well), Calms the nerves, relieves worry, muscular tension, increases sensuality (aphrodisiac) it is useful for dry,
irritated, sensitive or mature skin and has calming, relaxing, and restoring qualities.  It relieves spasm of the bronchi,
calms irritating coughs, warms, relaxes, soothes and uplifts the spirit, promotes flow of breast milk, helps lessen labor
pains.  RDD: 1- 4 drops)     
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Juniper (Latin name: Juniperus communis, Contra-indications: Not to be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.  
Also, not prescribed whenever there is kidney inflammation or irritation. Prolonged use can cause renal damage.  
Benefits: Acne, Alopecia, amenorrhea, anxiety, candida, cellulite, colds, colic, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, dysmenorrheal,
eczema, flatulence, fluid retention, gout, hangover, hemorrhoids, indigestion, influenza, lymph node- congestion,
rheumatic pain, sciatica, seborrhea, skin- oily and wounds.  RDD: 1- 3 drops)     
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Lavender (Latin name: Lavandula officnalis, Contra-indications: None known, Benefits:  antiseptic, analgesic,
anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericide, carminative,
cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive,
nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary, soothing and calming effect on the nerves, relieving tension,
depression, panic, hysteria and nervous exhaustion in general and is effective for headaches, migraines and
insomnia.  It helps relieve symptoms of bronchitis, asthma, colds, laryngitis, halitosis, throat infections and whooping
cough and helps the digestive system deal with colic, nausea, vomiting and flatulence, rheumatism, arthritis, lumbago
and muscular aches and pains,  abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds, psoriasis, lice, insect bites,
stings and also acts as an insect repellent.  RDD: 1- 10 drops)     
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Lemon (Latin name: Citrus limonum, Contra-indications: Can cause skin irritation and sensitizing in some
individuals and should not be used (even in low dilution) before being exposed to the sun.  
Benefits: Anti-anemic,
antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic,
diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge, aids with blood flow,
reducing blood pressure and helping with nosebleeds, fever reducer, helps relieve throat infections, bronchitis,
asthma and flu, boosts immune system, cleanses the body, improves the functions of the digestive system, is helpful
with constipation, dyspepsia and cellulite, headaches, migraines, rheumatism, arthritis, clears acne, cleans greasy
skin and hair, removes dead skin cells, cold sores, mouth ulcers, herpes and insect bites.  RDD: 1 - 6 drops)    
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Marjoram (Latin name: Origanum marjorana, Contra-indications: Should not be used during pregnancy, Benefits:
Analgesic, anti-spasmodic, anaphrodisiac, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, cordial, diaphoretic,
digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, sedative, stomachic,
vasodilator and vulnerary, Marjoram oil has a warming action and calms emotions, relieves anxiety as well as stress
and helps to calms hyperactive people. It has good muscle relaxant properties and the pain killing properties are
useful for rheumatic pains as well as sprains, strains and spasms, as well as swollen joints and painful muscles.  It
soothes the digestive system and helps with cramps, indigestion, constipation and flatulence and has a beneficial
action on colds, sinusitis, bronchitis and asthma.  As a general relaxant, marjoram oil is used for headaches,
migraines and insomnia and although it can diminish sexual desire, it is great for treating delayed, painful or scanty
monthly periods as well as menstrual cramps.  RDD: 1- 5 drops)     
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Neroli (Latin name: Citrus autantium var. amara or Citrus bigaradia, Contra-indications:  May irritate damaged skin
or skin that is highly sensitive.  Internally, only use steam distilled.  
Benefits:  antidepressant, antiseptic,
anti-infectious, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, cordial, deodorant,
digestive, emollient, sedative and tonic, can relieve chronic anxiety, depression, fear, shock and stress, for intestinal
spasms, colitis and diarrhea.  It helps insomnia and for treating depression, anxiety and shock, with heart palpitations,
treating headaches, neuralgia and vertigo. It helps regenerate skin cells and is a rejuvenating oil useful to prevent
ugly scar tissue, promote a smoother skin, fighting stretch marks and broken capillaries.  RDD: 1- 3 drops)     
Nutmeg (Latin name: Myritica fragrans, Contra-indications: Should not be used during pregnancy  Benefits:
Analgesic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, laxative, parturient,
stimulant and tonic, anti-inflammatory, stimulates the heart and circulation, activates mind and revives people from
fainting spells, stimulates the digestive system, fights gas, nausea, chronic vomiting and diarrhea. It encourages
appetite, averts constipation, fights gallstones and is a tonic for the reproductive system, while regulating scanty
periods, relieving frigidity and impotence.  It can aid births by strengthening contractions, and is also successful in
relieving pain, especially muscular aches and pain, also rheumatism.  RDD: 1- 3 drops)    
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Patchouli (Latin name: Pogostemon cablin, Contra-indications: May cause loss of appetite, may irritate sensitive
Benefits:  Anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-phlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrisant,
cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicide, insecticide, sedative and tonic, has grounding and balancing
effect on the emotions and banishes lethargy, sharpens wits, fights depression and anxiety, fights fungal and bacterial
infections, insect bites, as an insect repellant, is used for dealing substance addiction, water retention, breaks up
cellulite, constipation, weight loss, has deodorizing action, helps when feeling hot and bothered, cools down
inflammations and assists with wound healing.  It’s a tissue regenerator, it promotes faster healing, helps prevent ugly
scarring during healing, helps with rough, cracked and overly dehydrated skin and is used to treat acne, acne,
eczema, sores, ulcers, any fungal infections, as well as scalp disorders.  RDD: 1- 4 drops)     
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Peppermint (Latin name: Mentha piperita, Contra-Indications: Sensitization may occur.  It can cause irritation to the
skin and mucus membranes and should be kept well away from the eyes. It should be avoided during pregnancy and
should not be used on children under seven.  
Benefits: Analgesic, anesthetic, antiseptic, antigalactagogue,
antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant, emmenagogue,
expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor and vermifuge, mental fatigue,
depression, refreshes the spirit and stimulates mental agility and concentration.  It helps with apathy, shock,
headache, migraine, nervous stress, vertigo and faintness, dry coughs, sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis,
pneumonia, tuberculosis and cholera.  It stimulates the gall bladder and the secretion of bile. It is used for colic,
cramps, dyspepsia, spastic colon, flatulence and nausea and can relieve pain in cases of toothache, aching feet,
rheumatism, neuralgia, muscular pains and painful menstrual periods.  It can relieve skin irritation and itchiness and
also reduce skin redness, where inflammation is present. It is used for dermatitis, acne, ringworm, scabies and
pruritus and also relieves itching, sunburn and inflammation of the skin. RDD: 1- 3 drops)     
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Pine (Latin name: Pinus sylvestris, Contra-indications: Although pine and pine needle oil is considered non-toxic
and non-irritant in low dosage it should still be used with care on the skin, since it can cause irritation in high dosage
and may sensitize the skin as well. The oil from the dwarf pine (Pinus mugo. var. pumilio) is a dermal irritant and a
sensitizing agent. Should you be prone to allergic skin reactions or are pregnant - rather give this oil a miss.
Benefits: Antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, cholagogue,
deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticidal, restorative, rubefacient, adrenal cortex stimulant as well
as stimulant to the circulation and nervous system, useful to relieve mental, physical and sexual fatigue, while having a
cleansing and invigorating effect on an area and is great for vapor therapy in a sick room as it promotes healing.  It
can be used for cuts and sores, scabies and lice and for excessive perspiration, while its warming properties help with
rheumatism, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains and it can stimulate circulation. Furthermore it can help in cases
of bronchitis, asthma, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, colds and flu. It eases breathlessness and sinusitis.  As a general
kidney cleanser, it is effective with cystitis, prostate problems and urinary infections and can help with nervous
exhaustion, neuralgia and mental fatigue. RDD: 1 – 3 drops)  
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Rose Attar (Latin name:  Rosa Damascena, Contra-indications: Should not be used in the first trimester of
pregnancy, should be avoided on children under 2 years of age.  In rare cases it can cause dermatitis and slight
Benefits:  an antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericide, a diuretic, emmenagogue,
laxative, sedative and stomachic. Has a soothing effect on the emotions, particularly depression, grief, jealousy and
resentment.  Lifts and heart and eases nervous tension and stress. It promotes (woman in particular) positive feelings
about oneself.  Calms premenstrual tension, promotes vaginal secretions and regulates the menstrual cycle, has been
said to aid "male" problems by increasing semen production.  Helpful with sexual difficulties, particularly frigidity and
impotence, releases the "happy" hormone dopamine, activates sluggish blood circulation, relieving cardiac congestion
and toning the capillaries. Good at relieving nausea, vomiting and constipation to some extent, has a purging action on
toxins, can help reduce effects of hangovers. It has a soothing action on sore throats and eases coughs. Can be
useful for all skin types, though particularly good for mature, dry, hard or sensitive skin.  Is valuable treatment for
broken thread veins.  RDD: 1 – 4 drops)  
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Rosemary (Latin name:  Rosemarinus Officinalis, Contra-indications: Should not be used during pregnancy and is
unsuitable for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure.
Benefits: Analgesic, antidepressant, astringent,
carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, hypertensive, nervine,
rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific and tonic. It helps with headaches, migraines, neuralgia, mental fatigue and nervous
exhaustion, colitis, dyspepsia, flatulence, hepatic disorders, jaundice, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular pain and gout,
palpitations, poor circulation, varicose veins, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, sinus and whooping cough, sagging skin,
scalp disorders, encourages hair growth, helps with dermatitis and eczema.  RDD: 1- 4 drops)
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Sandalwood (Latin name: Sanalum album, Contra-indications: Avoid with clinical or manic depression. Benefits:
Antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, sedative and tonic,
reduces tension and confusion, depression, fear, stress, nervous exhaustion, chronic illness, anxiety, urinary tract,
chronic chest infections, sore throats, dry coughs, bronchitis, asthma, cystitis, bladder infections, frigidity, itching,
inflammation of the skin, dehydrated skin, good for use in mature skincare, oily skin conditions, for use on ugly scars
and for fighting dry eczema.  RDD: 1 – 4 drops)     
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Tea Tree: Australia (Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia, Contra-indications: Sensitization, May irritate sensitive skin,
Benefits: antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide,
insecticide, stimulant and sudorific, immune-stimulant, influenza, cold sores, catarrh, glandular fever and gingivitis,
reduces post-operative shock, helps clear bronchial congestion, asthma, coughs, sinusitis, whooping cough and
tuberculosis, vaginal thrush, cystitis and genital infections in general and on the skin, it clears abscesses, acne, burns,
herpes, oily skin, athlete's foot, cold sores, blemishes, diaper rash, warts, sunburn and infected wounds, while fighting
dandruff on the scalp.  RDD: 1- 3 drops)     
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Thyme (Latin name: Thymus vulgaris, Contra-indications: It is a very potent oil and should not be used during
pregnancy or in cases of high blood pressure. Because of the phenols (carvacrol and thymol), which can irritate
mucus membranes and cause skin irritation, it should not be used for skin care products, and in general should be
used in low concentrations.  Do not use on infants and children under 2 years of age
Benefits: antirheumatic,
antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant,
hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge, strengthens the nerves, aids memory and concentration, can
help with the feeling of exhaustion and combats depression, while it fortifies the lungs and helps with colds, coughs,
asthma, laryngitis, sinusitis, catarrh, whooping cough, sore throats and tonsillitis.  Beneficial to boost the immune
system and can help fight colds, flu, infectious diseases and chills and as a urinary antiseptic, it is very helpful for
cystitis and urethritis.  The warming effect of this oil can help in cases of poor circulation, as well as for arthritis,
rheumatism, gout, muscular aches and pains, sprains and sport injuries. It is also helpful for cellulite, anorexia, obesity
and edema and in cases of scanty periods, leucorrhoea, and to speed up birth and to expel afterbirth. RDD: 1 – 3
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Vetiver (Latin name: Vetiveria zizanoides, Contra-indications:  None, it is considered a safe oil and is non-toxic,
non-irritant and non-sensitizing.  
Benefits: antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, nervine, sedative, Vetiver oil calms and
soothes the mind and helps to dispel anger, hysteria and irritability and neurotic behavior can also be reduced, as
stress and tension is reduced.  It revitalizes the body and helps with mental and physical exhaustion and is also used
for general aches and pains, especially for rheumatism, arthritis and muscular pain, while relieving insomnia.  RDD: 1-
3 drops)     
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Yarrow (Latin name: Achillea millefolium, Contra-indications:  Do not use yarrow oil during pregnancy. Prolonged
use may cause headaches and may irritate sensitive skin  
Benefits: anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic,
antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, haemostatic, hypotensive,
stomachic and tonic, can improve circulatory disorders such as varicose veins and hemorrhoids. It helps with irregular
menstruation, menopausal problems, cystitis and infection.  Can help with digestive problems such as flatulence, colic,
cramp, indigestion and constipation, can be used to counter stress-related problems, hypertension and insomnia, can
also benefit from yarrow oil as it helps to heal inflamed wounds, rashes, cuts, eczema, scars, and burns and can
promote hair growth  RDD: 1- 2 drops)     
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Ylang Ylang (Latin name: Cananga odorata var. genuina, Contra-indications:  Undiluted used of this oil is not
recommended due to the phenol content.  
Benefits: antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac,
hypotensive, nervine and sedative. Ylang-ylang oil has a euphoric and sedative effect on the nervous system and
helps with anxiety, tension, shock, fear and panic while the aphrodisiac qualities is useful for impotence and frigidity.  It
is particularly useful with rapid breathing and rapid heartbeat, it can also help with reducing high blood pressure and
useful for intestinal infections.  On the skin, ylang-ylang oil has a soothing effect and its balancing action sorts out
over-dry as well as overly-oily skin by balancing the secretion of sebum, and has a stimulating effect on the scalp which
promotes more luxurious hair growth, acne, allergies, alopecia, anger, asthma, candida, colds, colitis, cough,
depression, eczema, enteritis, fever, headache, hypertension, hysteria, insect bites, insomnia, libido-low, melancholy,
muscles-aching, scars, sinus infection, skin-dry, skin-oily, sores- infected, stress, tachycardia, tension, thrush, tinea
and wounds.  RDD: 1- 5 drops)     
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