ESSENTIAL OILS DATA FILE

ESSENTIAL OILS DATA FILE

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AMBRETTE SEED

Abelmoschus, moschatus
Source:  seed, France
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  balancing calming
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  emollient aphrodisiac

blends well with:  neroli, olibanum, rose, sandalwood, other floral oils
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AMYRIS

Amyris, balsamifera
Source:  wood, West Indies
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  grounding, energizing. toning, balancing
aroma type:  woodsy
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, emollient, soothing agent, stimulant

blends well with:  lavandin, citronella, cedarwood
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ANISE

Pimpinella, ansisum
Source:  ripe fruit, China
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  energizing, toning
aroma type:  anise
traditional use:  deodorant

blends well with:  amyris, bay, cardamon, caraway, cedarwood, coriander, fennel,
galbanum, mandarin

Safety Information:  slight dermal toxicity; use recommended dilution or less
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ARMOISE

Artemisia, vulgaris
Source:  entire plant, France
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  balancing, stimulating, energizing, toning
aroma type:  aromatic
traditional use:  emollient, soothing agent, muscle relaxant

blends well with:  patchouli, rosemary, lavandin, sage, clary sage, cedarwood,
cedar leaf

Safety Information:  should be avoided by pregnant women
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BASIL

Ocimum, basilicum
Source:  leaves, Madagascar, France
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  soothing, energizing, toning
aroma type:  anise
traditional use:  deodorant, soothing agent, insect repellent, muscle relaxant

blends well with:  bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, geranium, hyssop,
lavender, marjoram, neroli,

Safety Information:  use  recommended dilution or less
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BAY

Pimenta, racemosa
Source:  leaves, West Indies
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, energizing
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  aphrodisiac

blends well with:  coriander, eucalyptus, ginger, juniper berry, lavender,
lemon, marjoram, orange, rose, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang

Safety Information:  use «    recommended dilution or less; can cause skin
irritation
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BERGAMOT

Citrus, bergamia
Source:  fruit peel, Africa
production method:  expression
aromatherapy class:  calming, balancing
aroma type:  citrus
skin type:  oily, blemished, normal to combination
traditional use:  antiseptic, deodorant, perfume, soothing agent, skin
conditioner

blends well with:  chamomile, coriander, cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender,
lemon, neroli, ylang ylang

Safety Information:  photo toxic
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BIRCH TAR

Betula, alba
Source:  wood and bark, France
production method:  steam distillation
aroma type:  woodsy
traditional use:  soothing agent, muscle relaxant

blends well with:  patchouli, vetiver, copaila

Safety Information:  should be avoided by pregnant women
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CAJEPUT

Melalecua, minor
Source:  leaves and stems, Indonesia
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  soothing, stimulating, energizing
aroma type:  camphoraceous
skin type:  blemished
traditional use:  antiseptic, deodorant, insect repellent

blends well with:  bergamot, birch, cardamon, clove, geranium, lavender, myrtle,
nutmeg, rose, thyme
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CHAMOMILE  BLUE

Matricaria, recutita
Source:  flowers, Germany
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  soothing, toning
aroma type:  fruity
skin type:  sensitive, blemished
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, aphrodisiac

blends well with:  bergamot, jasmine, labdanum, neroli, clary sage, rose
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CHAMOMILE  ROMAN

Chamaemelum, nobile
Source:  flowers, Europe
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  calming
aroma type:  fruity
skin type:  sensitive
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, skin conditioner

blends well with:  galbanum, eucalyptus, rosemary
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CHAMOMILE MOROC or SAUVAGE

Ormenis, multicaulis
Source:  blossoms, Morocco
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  balancing, soothing, calming, toning
aroma type:  aromatic
skin type:  sensitive
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, skin conditioner

blends well with:  cypress, labdanum, lavandin, lavender, vetiver, cedarwood,
olibanum
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CAMPHOR

Cinnamomum, camphora
Source:  wood, Japan
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  balancing, stimulating, toning, cooling
aroma type:  camphoraceous
traditional use:  deodorant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, aphrodisiac,
muscle relaxant

blends well with:  olibanum, ylang ylang, orange, mandarin

Safety Information:  should be avoided by pregnant women
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CANANGA

Cananga, odorata
Source:  flowers, Java
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  balancing
aroma type:  floral
traditional use:  deodorant, skin conditioner

blends well with:  bergamot, lavender, lemon, neroli, palmarosa, sandalwood,
vetiver, ylang ylang
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CARAWAY SEED

Carum, carvi
Source:  seeds, Holland
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating
aroma type:  minty
traditional use:  muscle relaxant

blends well with:  galbanum, eucalyptus, rosemary

Safety Information:  slight dermal toxicity
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CARDAMON

Elettaria, cardamomum
Source:  seeds, Central America
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, toning
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, skin conditioner, soothing agent

blends well with:  coriander, olibanum, galbanum, geranium, juniper berry,
lemon, myrtle
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CARROT SEED

Daccus, carota
Source:  seeds, India
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, toning
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, aphrodisiac

blends well with:  bergamot, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli,
orange, petitgrain, rosemary
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CEDAR LEAF

Thuja, occidntalis
Source:  leaves and stems, United States
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  calming
aroma type:  aromatic
traditional use:  deodorant, astringent, soothing agent

blends well with:  lavender, lavandin, rosemary, armoise
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CEDARWOOD

Juniperus, communis
Source:  wood, United States
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  balancing, grounding, energizing
aroma type:  woodsy
traditional use:  antiseptic, skin conditioner, deodorant, insect repellent,
soothing agent

blends well with:  patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood
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CELERY SEED

Apium, graveolens
Source:  seeds, India
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, toning
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:

blends well with:  basil, cajeput, chamomile, grapefruit, guaicwood, lemon,
orange, palmarosa, rosemary
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CINNAMON LEAF

Cinamomum, zeylanicum
Source:  leaves and steams, Ceylon
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, energizing
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  anti-inflammatory agent, aphrodisiac, skin conditioner,
deodorant

blends well with:  caraway, citrus oils, clove, myrtle, nutmeg, olibanum

Safety Information:  can cause skin irritation; moderate dermal toxicity
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CISTUS

Cistus, ladaniferus
Source:  resin, Morocco and Spain
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, toning, soothing,
aroma type:  balsamic
traditional use:  aroma fixative, skin conditioner

blends well with:  clary sage, juniper berry, bergamot, cypress, vetiver,
sandalwood, patchouli, olibanum, lavender, labdanum
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CITRONELLA

Cymbopogon, nardus
Source:  aerial parts, Java
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  soothing
aroma type:  citrus

traditional use:  insect repellent, skin conditioner

blends well with:  bergamot, lemon, orange, lemongrass
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CLARY SAGE

Salvia, sclarea
Source:  flowering tops, Morocco
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  balancing, calming, toning
aroma type:  herbaceous
skin type:  normal to combination
traditional use:  skin conditioner, astringent, soothing agent, aphrodisiac,
muscle relaxant

blends well with:  cedarwood, labdanum, citrus oils, lavender lavandin

Safety Information:  use «    recommended dilution or less
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CLOVE BUD

Salvia, sclarea
Source:  flowers, Madagascar
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, energizing
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, soothing agent

blends well with:  basil, black pepper, cinnamon, citronella, grapefruit, lemon,
nutmeg, orange, peppermint, rosemary, rose

Safety Information:  use «    recommended dilution or less; can cause skin
irritation
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CLOVE LEAF

Eugenia, caryphyllata
Source:  leaves and stems, Madagascar
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, energizing
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, soothing agent, insect repellent

blends well with:  basil, black pepper, cinnamon, citronella, grapefruit, lemon,
nutmeg, orange, peppermint, rosemary, rose

Safety Information:  use «    recommended dilution or less; can cause skin
irritation
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CORIANDER SEED

Copaifera, reticulata
Source:  seeds, France
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  warming, stimulating
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, deodorant, soothing agent, aphrodisiac

blends well with:  bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, citronella, cypress,
galbanum, ginger, jasmine, lemon, neroli, orange
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CYPRESS

Cupressus, sempervirens
Source:  leaves and stems, France
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating
aroma type:  coniferous
skin type:  oily, blemished
traditional use:  insect repellent, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, soothing
agent, skin conditioner

blends well with:  bergamot, clary sage, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, orange,
rosemary, sandalwood

Safety Information:  FLAMMABLE
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EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus, globulus
Source:  leaves and stems, Spain
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  toning, stimulating
aroma type:  camphoraceous
skin type:  blemished
traditional use:  deodorant, antiseptic, soothing agent, skin conditioner,
insect repellent

blends well with:  coriander, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, thyme
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FENNEL  SWEET

Foeniculum, vulgare
Source:  fruits, Italy
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  energizing, toning
aroma type:  anise
traditional use:  antiseptic, aphrodisiac, soothing agent, muscle relaxant

blends well with:  basil, geranium, lavender, lemon, rose, rosemary, sandalwood

Safety Information:  slight dermal toxicity; use «    recommended dilution or
less
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GALBANUM

Ferula, galbaniflua
Source:  resin, Middle East and France
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  toning, stimulating
aroma type:  green
skin type:  blemished
traditional use:  skin conditioner, muscle relaxant

blends well with:  citronella, elemi, olibanum, jasmine, palmarosa, geranium,
ginger, rose, ylang ylang
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GERANIUM

Pelargonium, graveolens
Source:  leaves and stems, China
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  balancing, soothing
skin type:  oily, dry
aroma type:  floral
traditional use:  skin refresher, astringent

blends well with:  cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, grapefruit, jasmine,
lavender, lime, neroli, orange, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood

Safety Information:  slight dermal toxicity
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GINGER

Zingiber, officinale
Source:  roots, China
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  energizing, warming
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  aphrodisiac, astringent

blends well with:  cinnamon, coriander, clove, elemi, eucalyptus, olibanum,
geranium, lemon, lime, myrtle, orange, rosemary, spearmint
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GRAPEFRUIT

Citrus, xparadisi
Source:  fruit, United States
production method:  expression
aromatherapy class:  energizing
aroma type:  citrus
skin type:  dry, blemished
traditional use:  soothing agent, astringent, skin conditioner

blends well with:  citrus oils, especially bergamot, orange
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HYSSOP

Hyssopus, officinalis
Source:  roots, India, Egypt and Europe
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  warming, stimulating, balancing
aroma type:  herbaceous
skin type:  blemished
traditional use:  soothing agent, skin conditioner

blends well with:  celery, fennel, lavender, orange, rosemary, tangerine

Safety Information:  should be avoided by pregnant women
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JASMINE ABSOLUTE

Jasminum, sambac
Source:  flowers, Egypt
production method:  solvent, extraction
aromatherapy class:  uplifting, balancing
aroma type:  floral
skin type:  dry, normal to combination
traditional use:  antiseptic, aphrodisiac, emollient, soothing agent

blends well with:  all floral absolutes
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JUNIPER BERRY

Juniperus, communis
Source:  flowers, Yugoslavia
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  energizing
aroma type:  coniferous
skin type:  blemished
traditional use:  astringent, skin detoxifier, deodorant, soothing agent

blends well with:  elemi, cypress, clary sage, lavandin

Safety Information:  FLAMMABLE
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LAUREL LEAF

Laurus, nobilis
Source:  leaves, Morocco
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, equalizing
aroma type:  aromatic

blends well with:  citrus and spice oils, juniper berry, cypress, rosemary
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LAVANDIN

Lavandula, x intermedia
Source:  leaves, France
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, energizing
aroma type:  herbaceous
traditional use:  soothing agent, muscle relaxant, skin conditioner, astringent

blends well with:  clove, bay leaf, cinnamon, citronella, cypress, geranium,
patchouli
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LAVENDER ABSOLUTE

Lavandula, officinalis
Source:  flowering tops, France
production method:  solvent extract
aromatherapy class:  calming, balancing, soothing
aroma type:  herbaceous
skin type:  sensitive, all skin types
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, astringent

blends well with:  lavender
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LAVENDER

Lavandula, angustfolia
Source:  flowering tops, France
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  calming, balancing, soothing
aroma type:  herbaceous
skin type:  sensitive, all skin types
traditional use:  antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agent, muscle relaxant, soothing
agent, skin conditioner, astringent

blends well with:  bergamot, clove, rosemary, eucalyptus, patchouli, clary sage,
rose, jasmine
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LAVENDER  SPIKE

Lavandula, latifolia
Source:  leaves and stems, Spain
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, energizing
aroma type:  herbaceous
skin type:  sensitive, all skin types
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner, astringent

blends well with:  lavender, lavandin, rosemary, eucalyptus, petitgrain, neroli
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LEMON

Citrus, limon
Source:  fruit peels, United States
production method:  expression
aromatherapy class:  energizing, uplifting
aroma type:  citrus
skin type:  oily, blemished
traditional use:  antiseptic, soothing agent

blends well with:  neroli, clary sage, bergamot, citronella, orange flower,
violet left, galbanum

Safety Information:  photo toxic
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LEMONGRASS

Cymbopogon, citratus
Source:  aerial parts, Guatemala
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  calming
aroma type:  citrus
skin type:  oily
traditional use:  insect repellent, skin conditioner, soothing agent, muscle
relaxant, deodorant, antiseptic

blends well with:  geranium, jasmine, lavender

Safety Information:  can cause skin irritation
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LIME

Citrus, auranttifolia
Source:  fruit peels, West Indies
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  energizing, uplifting
aroma type:  citrus
traditional use:  soothing agent, astringent, skin conditioner

blends well with:  clary sage, citronella, lavender, lavandin, neroli, rosemary
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MANDARIN

Citrus, reticulata
Source:  fruit peels, India
production method:  expression
aromatherapy class:  calming
aroma type:  citrus
skin type:  aging/mature skin
traditional use:  soothing agent, astringent, skin conditioner

blends well with:  basil, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, olibanum, geranium,
grapefruit, lavender, lemon lime, neroli, orange, rose
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MARJORAM  SWEET

Origanum, margorana
Source:  flowering top, Spain
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  calming
aroma type:  herbaceous
traditional use:  antiseptic

blends well with:  cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, lavender, mandarin, orange,
nutmeg, rosemary, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, thyme
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MENTHE POULIOT

Mentha, pulegium
Source:  aerial parts, Africa
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  toning, stimulating
aroma type:  minty

Safety Information:  should be avoided by pregnant women
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MIMOSA ABSOLUTE

Acacia, dealbata
Source:  flowering tops, India
production method:  solvent extraction
aroma type:  floral
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner

blends well with:  lavandin, lavender, ylang ylang, violet, citronella
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MYRRH

Commiphora, myrrha
Source:  resin, Somolia
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  toning, stimulating, soothing
aroma type:  balsamic
skin type:  dry, aging/mature
traditional use:  insect repellent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agent,
emollient

blends well with:  clove, olibanum, galbanum, lavender, patchouli, sandalwood

Safety Information:  use «    recommended dilution or less
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MYRTLE

Myrtus, communis
Source:  flowering tops, Mediterranean
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  toning, stimulating
aroma type:  camphoraceous
skin type:  oily, blemished
traditional use:  soothing agent, astringent, skin conditioner,
muscle relaxant

blends well with:  bergamot, cardamon, coriander, lavender, lemon, lemongrass,
rosemary, spearmint, thyme, tea tree
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NARCISSUS ABSOLUTE

Narcissus, poeticus
Source:  flowers, France
production method:  solvent extraction
aroma type:  floral
traditional use:  perfume

blends well with:  clove bud, jasmine, neroli, ylang ylang, rose, mimosa,
sandalwood
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NEROLI

Citrus, aurantium
Source:  flowers, France and Italy
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, balancing, uplifting
aroma type:  citrus
skin type:  sensitive, aging/mature
traditional use:  antiseptic, emollient

blends well with:  citrus oils, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang
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NUTMEG

Myristica, fragrens
Source:  fruits, West Indies
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  energizing, stimulating, warming
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  antiseptic, muscle relaxant, aphrodisiac

blends well with:  lavandin, bay, orange, geranium, clary sage, rosemary, lime,
petitgrain, mandarin, coriander

Safety Information:  use «    recommended dilution or less
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OLIBANUM

Boswellia, carterii
Source:  resin, India and France
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, toning, grounding
aroma type:  balsamic
skin type:  aging/mature
traditional use:  skin conditioner, soothing agent

blends well with:  basil, black pepper, galbandum, geranium, grapefruit,
lavender, orange, patchouli, sandalwood

Safety Information:  FLAMMABLE
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ORANGE FLOWER ABSOLUTE

Citrus, aurantium
Source:  flowers, France
production method:  solvent extraction
aromatherapy class:  stimulating, balancing, uplifting
aroma type:  floral
skin type:  dry, aging/mature
traditional use:  skin conditioner

blends well with:  citrus oils, petitgrain, myrrh, neroli, floral absolutes
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ORANGE  BITTER

Citrus, aurantium
Source:  fruit peels, United States, Israel, France
production method:  expression
aromatherapy class:  calming
aroma type:  citrus
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, astringent, soothing agent

blends well with:  lavandin, lavender, rosemary, clary sage, labdanum
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ORANGE  SWEET

Citrus, auarantium
Source:  fruit peels, West Indies and United States
production method:  expression
aromatherapy class:  calming
aroma type:  citrus
skin type:  dry, aging/mature
traditional use:  astringent, soothing agent, skin conditioner

blends well with:  citrus oils, petitgrain, neroli, orange flower
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ORRIS RESINOID

Iris, pallida
Source:  roots, Morocco
production method:  solvent, extraction
aroma type:  floral
traditional use:  emollient, perfume
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OTTO ROSE BULGARIAN

Rosa, damascena
Source:  flowers, Morocco and Turkey
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  cooling, balancing, calming, toning
aroma type:  floral
traditional use:  astringent

blends well with:  floral oils, especially jasmine
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PALMAROSA

Cymbopogon, martini
Source:  aerial parts, India
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:
aroma type:  floral
skin type:  dry
traditional use:  insect repellent, skin conditioner, soothing agent, emollient,
muscle relaxant

blends well with:  geranium, cananga, amyris, guaicawood
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PATCHOULI

Pogostermon, cablin
Source:  leaves, Indonesia
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  soothing, toning
aroma type:  woodsy
skin type:  oily, blemished
traditional use:  anti-inflammatory agent, antiseptic, astringent, aphrodisiac,
perfume

blends well with:  labdanum, vetiver, sandalwood, cedarwood, geranium, clove,
lavender, rose, neroli, bergamot, myrrh, clary sage
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PEPPER , BLACK

Piper, nigrum
Source:  fruits, India and Indonesia
production method:  steam distillation
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  muscle relaxant, aphrodisiac

blends well with:  olibanum, sandalwood, lavender, rosemary, marjoram
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PEPPERMINT

Mentha, piperita
Source:  aerial parts, United States
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  energizing, stimulating
aroma type:  minty
skin type:  blemished
traditional use:  insect repellent, emollient, antiseptic, muscle relaxant

blends well with:  bergamot, geranium, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sandalwood

Safety Information:  can cause skin irritation
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PETITGRAIN

Citrus, aurantium
Source:  leaves and stems, Europe
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  calming
aroma type:  citrus

blends well with:  citrus oils, lavender, clary sage, rosemary, olibanum
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PIMENTO BERRY

Pimenta, dioica
Source:  fruits, Cuba, Mexico and United States
production method:  steam distillation
aroma type:  spicy
traditional use:  aphrodisiac

blends well with:  ginger, geranium, lavender, labdanum, ylang ylang, patchouli,
orris

Safety Information:  use «    recommended dilution or less; can cause skin
irritation
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ROSE ABSOLUTE BULGARIAN

Rosa, centifolia
Source:  flowers, Bulgaria and Morocco
production method:  solvent extraction
aromatherapy class:  cooling, balancing, calming, toning
aroma type:  floral
skin type:  dry, sensitive, normal to combination, aging/mature
traditional use:  perfume, skin conditioner, aphrodisiac
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ROSE CONCRETE

Rosa, damascena
Source:  flowering tops, Bulgaria and Turkey
production method:  solvent extraction
aromatherapy class:  cooling, balancing, calming, toning
aroma type:  floral
traditional use:  perfume, emollient, aphrodisiac
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ROSE

Rosa, damascena
Source:  flowers, Turkey
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  cooling, balancing, calming, toning
aroma type:  floral
skin type:  dry, sensitive, normal to combination, aging/mature
traditional use:  perfume, emollient, aphrodisiac
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ROSEMARY

Rosmarinus, officinalis
Source:  leaves, Tunisia
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  energizing, stimulating
aroma type:  camphoraceous
skin type:  oily, blemished
traditional use:  antiseptic, muscle relaxant, soothing agent, skin conditioner

blends well with:  olibanum, lavender, lavandin, citronella, thyme, basil,
peppermint, labdanum, elemi, cedarwood, petitgrain, cinnamon

Safety Information:  use «    recommended dilution or less
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SAGE

Salvia, officinalis
Source:  leaves, Spain
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  energizing, stimulating
aroma type:  camphoraceous
skin type:  oily
traditional use:  soothing agent

blends well with:  lavandin, rosemary, citrus oils

Safety Information:  should be avoided by pregnant women
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SANDALWOOD

Santalum, album
Source:  wood, East India
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  calming, grounding
aroma type:  woodsy
skin type:  oily, blemished, sensitive, dry
traditional use:  antiseptic, emollient, soothing agent, astringent, insect
repellent, skin conditioner

blends well with:  rose, violet, clove, lavender, black pepper, bergamot,
geranium, labdanum, vetiver, patchouli, mimosa, myrrh, jasmine
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SPEARMINT

Mentha, spicata
Source:  flowering tops, United States
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  calming
aroma type:  minty
skin type:  blemished
traditional use:  insect repellent, emollient, astringent, soothing agent,
muscle relaxant spearmint oil (cont)

blends well with:  bergamot, jasmine, lavender, sandalwood

Safety Information:  use «    recommended dilution or less
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TANGERINE

Citrus, z tangelo
Source:  fruit peels, United States
production method:  expression
aromatherapy class:  energizing
aroma type:  citrus
skin type:  oily
traditional use:  astringent

blends well with:  basil, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, olibanum, geranium,
grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, orange, rose
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TEA TREE

Melaleuca, alterniflora
Source:  leaves and stems, Australia
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  energizing, stimulating, toning
skin type:  oily, blemished
aroma type:  camphoraceous
traditional use:  insect repellent, antiseptic

blends well with:  lavandin, lavender, clary sage, rosemary, cananga, geranium,
marjoram, clove, nutmeg
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THYME  RED

Thymus, vulgaris
Source:  flowering tops, Spain
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  energizing, stimulating, toning
aroma type:  spicy
skin type:  blemished
traditional use:  deodorant, antiseptic

blends well with:  bergamot, lemon, rosemary, lavender, lavandin, marjoram

Safety Information:  use «    recommended dilution or less; can cause skin
irritation
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TOLU BALSAM RESINOID

Myroxylon, balsamum
Source:  resin, South America
production method:  solvent extraction
aromatherapy class:  calming, grounding
aroma type:  balsamic
traditional use:  emollient, skin conditioner
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TONKA RESINOID

Dipteryx, odorata
Source:  seeds, France
production method:  solvent extraction
aroma type:  tobacco
traditional use:  soothing agent
blends well with:  lavender, lavandin
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VANILLA ABSOLUTE

Vanilla, planifolia
Source:  seeds, Madagascar
production method:  solvent extraction
aroma type:  balsamic
traditional use:  emollient, aphrodisiac
blends well with:  sandalwood, vetiver
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VETIVER

Vetiveria, zizaniodes
Source:  roots, Haiti
production method:  steam distillation
aromatherapy class:  balancing, grounding
aroma type:  woodsy
skin type:  sensitive, aging/mature
traditional use:  emollient

blends well with:  sandalwood, jasmine, patchouli, lavender, clary sage, mimosa,
ylang ylang
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VIOLET LEAVES

Viola, odorata
Source:  leaves, France and Egypt
production method:  solvent extraction
aromatherapy class:  calming, balancing
aroma type:  herbaceous
traditional use:  soothing agent, skin conditioner

blends well with:  clary sage, basil
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YLANG YLANG ABSOLUTE

Cananga, oforata
Source:  flowers, Indonesia
production method:  solvent extraction
aromatherapy class:  calming, balancing
aroma type:  floral
skin type:  oily, dry, normal to combination, aging/mature
traditional use:  perfume, aphrodisiac

blends well with:  bergamot, lavender, lemon, narcissus, neroli, palmarosa,
sandalwood, vetiver
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WARNINGS FOR GUIDE TO AROMATHERAPY

Remember that this is JUST a guide and to consult an aromatherapist for proper use of these oils and tell your doctor what you are using!

Warning! Most oils, unless specifically mentioned, should not be used on the
skin without first diluting with a suitable carrier oil!!!

Some oils, Champhor; Fennel; Hyssop; Sage & Rosemary, should not be used by persons with Epilepsy.

Those who are pregnant should avoid using Aniseed; Basil; Clary Sage; Cypress; Cinnamon; Fennel; Hyssop; Jasmine; Juniper; Marjoram; Myrrh; Origanum; Peppermint; Rose; Rosemary; Sage; Thyme: Especially in the first three months unless used with an aromatherapist.

Please note that the warnings about using oils whilst pregnant are here because of rumors about some oils causing bleeding and possible aborting. There is no documented evidence about this.

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