Types of Essential Oils

There is a wide variety of essential oils available. Below are some of the more frequently used essential oils for treating the more common ailments that may cause us mental or physical discomfort.

The information presented here is purely informative and introductory.
Before starting any treatment we strongly advise you to consult your doctor or qualified practitioner.

Angelica
(Angelica Archangelica)

  • Cicatrizant and antiseptic for skin (acne, pallid skin, cutaneous eruptions, psoriasis).
  • Analgesic for toothache, headache, muscular pains, joint pains, menstrual pains.
  • Antiseptic for the urinary tract.
  • Appetite and bile secretion stimulating.
  • Digestive (improves digestion and relieves the symptoms of gastritis and gastric acidity).
  • Antiseptic for respiratory tract (opening of respiratory tract).
  • Calmative (insomnia, stress and blood pressure).

Basil
(Ocimum
Basilicum L.)

  • Insect repellent.
  • Antiseptic for respiratory tract (bronchitis, asthma, respiratory allergies).
  • Calmative (insomnia, nervousness, anxiety).
  • Vasodilator and circulation stimulating.

Bergamot
(Citrus Bergamia)

  • Insect repellent.
  • Antiseptic for skin problems (acne, eczemas, herpes, wounds, psoriasis).
  • Antipyretic.
  • Reinvigorating (stress, depression, tiredness, irritability).
  • Antiseptic for urinary tract.

Camomile
(Anthemis Nobilis C.)

  • Pain relief for headaches and menstrual pains.
  • Calmative (anxiety, stress, hypertension).
  • Skin healing (dermatitis, wounds, haemorrhoids, burns, dry skin).
  • Antipyretic.
  • Appetite stimulant.
  • Digestive.
  • Analgesic for rheumatic pains (gout, arthritis, rheumatism).

Cardamum
(Elettaria Cardamomum)

  • Tonic and reinvigorating.
  • Decongestant for respiratory tract.
  • Digestive.
  • Oral antiseptic.

Cedar
(Juniperus Virginiana C.)

  • Antiseptic for respiratory tract (bronchitis, coughing) and expectorant.
  • Antiseptic for urinary tract.
  • Antiseptic for skin problems (acne, oily skin, cutaneous eruptions, eczemas) and scalp (dandruff, greasy hair, hair loss).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Anti-cellulite.

Clary Sage
(Salvia Sclarea)

  • Calmative (tiredness, depression, stress, tension).
  • Antiseptic for cutaneous inflammations.
  • Analgesic for headaches, migraines and menstrual pains.
  • Reinvigorating for scalp (dandruff, oily hair).

Cypress
(Cupressus Sempervirens P.)

  • Bronchial antiseptic and antispasmodic (asthma, flu, colds, coughing).
  • Vasodilator (varicose veins, feet and tired legs).
  • Antiseptic for skin problems (mature and oily skin).
  • Anti-cellulite.
  • Excellent for regulating the flow of bodily fluids (haemorrhaging, diarrhoea, menstrual flux).

Eucalyptus
(Eucalyptus Globulus M.)

  • Antiseptic for respiratory tract (asthma, bronchitis, flu, colds, sinusitis, coughing).
  • Antipyretic.
  • Analgesic for rheumatic (arthritis, gout, rheumatism) and muscular pains.
  • Skin healing (wounds, herpes, burns) and scalp.
  • Insect repellent.

Fennel
(Foeniculum Vulgare M.)

  • Analgesic for menstrual pains.
  • Antiseptic for skin problems (oily skin and cellulite).
  • Antiseptic for urinary tract (cystitis, kidney stones).
  • Digestive (intestinal colic, flatulence, indigestion).
  • Diuretic.
  • Antispasmodic.
  • Reinvigorating (tiredness, physical exertion).

Geranium
(Pelargonium Graveolens G.)

  • Insect repellent.
  • Anti-cellulite.
  • Skin healing (acne, wounds, herpes, eczemas, burns), scalp and mouth (mouth ulcers, abscesses, gingivitis).
  • Antiseptic for urinary tract.
  • Antidepressant and calmative (fatigue, stress).
  • Analgesic for menstrual and rheumatic pains.

Ginger
(Zengiber Officinalis)
  • Vasodilator and circulation stimulating.
  • Antipyretic.
  • Anticough.
  • Expectorant.
  • Digestive.

Grapefruit
(Citrus Paradisi)

  • Diuretic (cellulite, obesity, insomnia).
  • Antidepressant and reinvigorating (mental exhaustation, tension, stress).
  • Antiseptic for skin (acne, oily skin).
  • Stimulates scalp growing.
  • Vasodilator and activator for blood circulation.

Jasmin
(Jasminum Officinalis)

  • Antidepressant (anxiety, hypertension, fatigue, irritability).
  • Moisturiser (dry skin, sensitive skin, blemishes, stretch marks).
  • Analgesic for menstrual pains.
  • Expectorant.
  • Antispasmodic.

Juniper
(Juniperus Communis)

  • Antiseptic and healing for skin problems (acne, eczemas, oily skin).
  • Digestive (colic, bad digestion, flatulence).
  • Anti-septic for respiratory problems.
  • Analgesic for menstrual pains.
  • Antidepressant and calmative (stress, insomnia, anxiety).
  • Antipyretic.

Lavender
(Lavandula Angustifolia L.)

  • Antiseptic for skin problems, gastro intestinal tract, urinary tract and ear infection.
  • Antidepressant.
  • Calmative (insomnia, anxiety).
  • Pain relief for headaches and rheumatism (arthritis, gout, rheumatism).
  • Skin healing (acne, burns, eczemas), mouth and scalp.

Lemon
(Citrus Limonum L.)

  • Anti-cellulite.
  • Analgesic for rheumatic (arthritis, gout, rheumatism).
  • Vasodilator (varicose veins, hypertension).
  • Stimulating and reinvigorating (physical and mental fatigue).
  • Antiseptic and skin healing (acne, oily skin, wounds, insect bites).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Analgesic for stomach complaints (stomach pains, ulcers, gastric acidity).

Lemon Balm
(Melissa Officinalis)

  • Calmative and tonic (depression, melancholy, insomnia, anxiety).
  • Antiseptic for skin and scalp.
  • Antihistamine (allergies, asthma, respiratory problems).

Lemon Verbena
(Lippia Citriodora V.)

  • Reinvigorating and calmative (anxiety, stress, insomnia, restlessness, irritability).
  • Digestive.
  • Stomachic.

Lemongrass
(Cymbopogon Citratus)

  • Analgesic for muscular pains and inflammations.
  • Reinvigorating (anxiety, depression).
  • Insect and moths repellent.
  • Stimulating for the augmentation of mother's milk.
  • Vasodilator (varicose veins, tired legs).
  • Antipyretic.

Lime
(Citrus Aurantifolia)

  • Antipyretic.
  • Antiseptic for respiratory tract (flu, sinusitis, coughing, sore throat, cold, bronchitis).
  • Digestive.
  • Reinvigorating and calmative (apathy, anxiety, depression).
  • Helps eliminating cellulite.

Mandarin
(Citrus Reticulata)

  • Digestive.
  • Antiseptic and healing for skin (stretches, scars, acne, oily skin, blemishes).
  • Antidepressant and reinvigorating (anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia, irritability).

Marjoram
(Origanum Majorama)

  • Expectorant and antiseptic for the respiratory tract (asthma, bronchitis, coughing, colds).
  • Laxative.
  • Vasodilator.
  • Sedative e calmative (anxiety, stress, insomnia).
  • Analgesic for rheumatic pains, muscular pains and migraines.

Milfoil
(Alchillea Millefolium)

  • Stimulating and reinvigorating (fatigue, stress, blood pressure).
  • Skin healing (acne, irritated skin, damaged skin, oily skin, cutaneous eruptions).
  • Digestive.
  • Analgesic for rheumatic pains, muscular pains and headaches.
  • Regulates menstrual cycle.
  • Vasodilator (varicose veins, hypertension).

Myrtle
(Myrtus Communis L.)

  • Calmative (insomnia, tiredness).
  • Antiseptic and skin healing (oily skin, acne, psoriasis, herpes).
  • Antiseptic for urinary tract.
  • Antiseptic for lungs and expectorant (dry coughing, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis).

Neroli
(Citrus Aurantium Bigaradia)

  • Antiseptic and regenerative for skin (dry skin, sensitive skin, mature skin, acne, stretch marks).
  • Calmative (insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress, palpitations).

Nutmeg
(Myristica Fragrans)

  • Analgesic for muscular and joints pains.
  • Tonic and reinvigorating.
  • Stimulating for blood circulation.

Orange
(Citrus Aurantium Amara)

  • Appetite stimulant.
  • Antidepressant (insomnia, stress, hypertension).
  • Antiseptic for mouth infections ( mouth ulcers, abcesses).
  • Anti-cellulite.
  • Analgesic for sore muscles.
  • Reinvigorating (tiredness, lethargy).
  • Revitalizing tonic for wrinkled skin, pallid skin or after sun exposure.

Patchouli
(Pogostemon Patchouli L.)

  • Antiseptic and skin healing (acne, eczema, scars, burns, wrinkles).
  • Antiseptic for scalp (dandruff).
  • Calmative (anxiety, tiredness, stress).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Diuretic.

Pennyroyal
(Mentha Pulegium L.)

  • Antiseptic for respiratory tract (bronchitis, asthma, coughing, flu, sinusitis).
  • Emmenagogic.

Peppermint
(Mentha Piperita)

  • Analgesic for muscular pains, back pains, headaches, migraines and menstrual pains.
  • Tonic and vasodilator (tired legs, varicose veins).
  • Antiseptic for skin problems.
  • Antiseptic for respiratory tract (coughing, bronchitis).

Rose
(Rosa Damascena)

  • Antidepressant.
  • Calmative (stress, insomnia, hypertension).
  • Tonic for dry, sensitive and mature skin.
  • Regulates menstrual cycle.
  • Analgesic for headaches and menstrual pains.
  • Antispasmodic.
  • Diuretic.
  • Digestive (stomach ulcers, acidity).

Rosemary
(Rosmarinus Officinalis L.)

  • Stimulating and reinvigorating (fatigue, hypotension, stress, and mental concentration).
  • Antiseptic for respiratory and intestinal tract.
  • Analgesic for rheumatic (arthritis, gout, rheumatism) and muscular pains.
  • Vasodilator (varicose veins, feet and tired legs).
  • Excellent for mosquito bites, bee and wasp stings.

Sage
(Salvia Officialis L.)

  • Analgesic.
  • Antiseptic for respiratory tract (bronchitis, asthma, coughing, flu).
  • Reinvigorating (strengths memory and increases concentration).
  • Digestive and stomachic.

Sandalwood
(Santalum Album L.)

  • Antiseptic for skin (acne, furuncles, dry skin, irritation, allergies).
  • Calmative (nervous tension, anxiety, insomnia, depression).
  • Expectorant and antiseptic for respiratory tract (coughing, sore throat).

Tarragon
(Artemisia Dracunculus)

  • Calmative.
  • Digestive (constipation, indigestion, stomach-ache).
  • Antiseptic for scalp.
  • Analgesic for menstrual cramps.

Tea Tree
(Melaleuca Alternifolia)

  • Antiseptic for skin (acne, chilblains, herpes).
  • Antiseptic for respiratory tract (bronchitis, sinusitis, coughing, asthma).
  • Skin healing (herpes, chickenpox, burns).
  • Antiseptic for urinary tract.
  • Oral antiseptic oral (aphtas, abscess, toothache).

Thyme
(Thymus Vulgaris L.)

  • Analgesic for headache and muscular pains.
  • Reinvigorating (tiredness, anxiety).
  • Antiseptic for the respiratory tract (bronchitis, allergic rhinitis).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Antiseptic for urinary tract.

Valerian
(Valeriana Officinalis)

  • Calmative and tonic (depression, anxiety, irritability, nervous, melancholy, insomnia).
  • Sedative.

Violet Leaf
(Viola Odorata)

  • Antiseptic for skin (cutaneous irritations, open pores, acne, eczemas, spots, cutaneous eruptions).
  • Analgesic for headaches.
  • Stimulating for circulation.

Ylang-ylang
(Cananga Odorata A.)

  • Antidepressant.
  • Calmative (insomnia, anxiety, palpations, hypertension, stress).
  • Aphrodisiac.
  • Tonic for dry skin.
  • Skin healing (acne, insect bites).
  • Antiseptic.