List of Essential Oils and Their Uses

Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea)

clary sage salvia sclarea

Warming, soothing, aphrodisiacal, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrizant, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, regulator (or seborrhoea), tonic, uterine. Menstrual problems, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, muscular aches and pains, asthma, throat infections, whooping cough, colic, cramp, dyspepsia, flatulence, acne, boils, dandruff, hair loss, inflamed conditions in skin, oily skin and hair, ulcers, wrinkles, the genito-urinary system disorders such as amenorrhoea, labor pain, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea and nervous system disorders such as frigidity, impotence, migraine, nervous tension and stress-related disorders.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus)

eucalyptus eucalyptus globulus

Antiseptic, analgesic, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrizant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, parasiticide, prophylactic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge, vulnerary. Muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, throat infections, cystitis, leucorrhoea, chicken pox, colds, epidemics, flu, measles, nervous system disorders such as debility, headaches, neuralgia and skin disorders such as burns, blisters, cuts, herpes, insect bites, insect repellent, lice, skin infections, wounds.

Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens)

Geranium Pelargonium Graveolens

Soothing, refreshing, relaxing, antidepressant, astringent, antihaemorrhagic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cicatrizant, deodorant, diuretic, fungicidal, hemostatic, stimulant, tonic, vulnerary. PMT, adrenocortical glands and menopausal problems, nervous tension, neuralgia, apathy, anxiety, stress-related conditions, sore throat, tonsillitis, cellulitis, engorgement of breasts, poor circulation and skin complaints such as acne, bruises, broken capillaries, burns, congested skin, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, lice, oily complexion, mature skin, mosquito repellant, ringworm, ulcers and wounds.

Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)

Jasmine Jasminum Officinale

Analgesic (mild), antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cicatrizant, expectorant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative, tonic (uterine). Depression, nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions. Jasmine is said to produce a feeling of optimism, confidence, and euphoria.  It is especially good in cases of apathy, indifference, or listlessness. Jasmine is also used for catarrh, coughs, hoarseness, laryngitis, dysmenorrhoea, frigidity, labor pains, uterine disorders and other skin problems such as dry, greasy, irritated, sensitive skin and for muscular spasms and sprains.

Lavender (Lavendula Vera Officinalis)

Lavender Lavendula Vera Officinalis

Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, carminative, cholagogue, choleretic, cicatrizant, cordial, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, hypotensive, insecticide, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, tonic, vulnerary. Soothes cuts, bruises, and insect bites. Depression, headache, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension, stress-related conditions, PMT, sciatica, shock, and vertigo. Abscesses, acne, allergies, athlete's foot, boils, bruises, burns, dandruff, dermatitis, earache, eczema, inflammations, insect bites and stings, insect repellant, lice, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, sores, spots, sunburn, wounds. Lumbago, muscular aches, pains, rheumatism, sprains, asthma, bronchitis, halitosis, laryngitis, throat infections, whooping cough, abdominal cramps, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea, cystitis, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea and for flu.

Lemon (Citrus Limonum)

Lemon Citrus Limonum

Refreshing, antiseptic, stimulating, anti-anemic, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antisclerotic, antiscorbutic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, hemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, stimulates white corpuscles, tonic. Warts, depression, acne, and indigestion. arthritis, cellulitis, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, obesity (congestion), poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, throat infections, bronchitis, catarrh, dyspepsia, colds, flu, fever, and infections. Other applications of lemon are in the treatment of anemia, brittle nails, boils, chilblains, corns, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, insect bites, mouth ulcers, spots, and varicose veins.

Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)

Peppermint Mentha Piperita

Digestive, cooling, refreshing, mentally stimulating, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, expectorant, hepatic, nervine, stomachic, sudorific, vermifuge and antispasmodic. Muscle fatigue, bad breath, toothache, bronchitis, indigestion, and travel sickness, neuralgia, muscular pain, palpitations, asthma, sinusitis, spasmodic cough, for digestive system disorders such as colic, cramp, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea and skin problems such as acne, dermatitis, ringworm, scabies and for toothache.

Petitgrain (Citrus Aurantium var amara)

Petitgrain Citrus Aurantium var amara

Soothing, calming, antidepressant. Also antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, digestive, nervine, stimulant (digestive, nervous), stomachic, tonic. Skin problems, apathy, irritability and depression, convalescence, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, stress-related conditions, dyspepsia, flatulence, acne, excessive perspiration, greasy skin and hair and for toning.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)

Rosemary Rosmarinus Officinalis

Analgesic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, choleretic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, fungicidal, hepatic, hypertensive, nervine, parasiticide, restorative, rubefacient, a stimulant of circulatory, adrenal cortex, and hepatobiliary systems, stomachic, tonic. Muscle fatigue, colds, poor circulation, aches and pains, and mental fatigue. Debility, headaches, hypotension, neuralgia, mental fatigue, nervous exhaustion, stress-related disorders, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, colitis, dyspepsia, flatulence, hepatic disorders, hypercholesterolemia. For arteriosclerosis, fluid retention, gout, muscular pains, palpitations, poor circulation, rheumatism.  For the treatment of skin such as acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, and greasy hair. As an insect repellent, for promoting hair growth, for the treatment of scabies, scalp stimulation, lice, and varicose veins.

Sandalwood (Santalum album)

Sandalwood Santalum album

Antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, insecticidal, sedative and tonic. Depression, insomnia, nervous tension, stress related complaints, cystitis, diarrhea, nausea, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, sore throat, acne, dry, cracked and chapped skin, aftershave, greasy skin, moisturizer.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)

Tea Tree Melaleuca Alternifolia

Antifungal, antiseptic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, cicatrisant, diaphoretic, expectorant, fungicidal, immune-stimulant, parasiticide, vulnerary. Dandruff, mouthwash, cuts, insect bites, pimples, abscess, acne, athlete's foot, blisters, burns, cold sores, herpes, oily skin, rashes, spots, veruccae, warts, wounds, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, tuberculosis, whooping cough, vaginitis, cystitis, colds, fever, flu, infectious illnesses such as chicken pox.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata var. genuina)

Ylang Ylang Cananga Odorata var. genuina

Antidepressant, anti-infectious, euphoric, aphrodisiac, relaxant, anti-seborrhoeic, antiseptic, hypotensive, nervine, regulator, sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory), tonic. Depression, nervous tension, high blood pressure, hyperpnoea (abnormally fast breathing), tachycardia, palpitations and digestive upsets. For skin care such as for acne, hair growth, hair rinse, insect bites, irritated and oily skin. For other nervous system disorders such as frigidity, impotence, insomnia, and stress-related disorders.