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Birch Essential Oil

Birch Essential Oil Betula alba 
Birch essential oil has a lovely balsamic fragrance that might remind you of wintergreen. This oil is used a lot for skin and hair care. It is almost entirely made of methyl salicylate; a strong pain reliever used for pain management. Birch essential oil is sometimes labeled as sweet birch, silver birch, or European white birch. 

Methods for application 
- Use in bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits - Diffuse for aromatherapy benefits - Massage, diluted, for physical ailments and skin care
- Use with compress for arthritis, muscle pain, and rheumatism

Blends with 
BenzoinBergamotGrapefruitJasmineLemonOrangeRosemarySandalwoodPrecautions
-Do not use if you are allergic to asprin
-Do not use if you are pregnant
- Do not use if you have epilepsy
-Do not use if you take anticoagulants
-May cause skin irritation


Medicinal uses
Analgesic
Antiseptic
Arthritis
Astringent
Cellulite
Circulatory health
Cramping
Dermatitis
Disinfectant
Diuretic
Eczema

Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot Essential Oil Citrus bergamia

Bergamot gets its name from the Italian city of Bergamo, which is where it was originally cultivated for use in treating digestive ailments and fevers. This fruit grows on trees that grow as high as 16 feet. The essential oil is obtained from the fruit's rind. It has a fresh, spicy-wood aroma that makes it a favorite with almost everyone who tries it. Widely used by fragrance manufacturers. 

Methods for application 
- Use in bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits - Diffuse for emotional and mental benefits  - Massage, diluted, for physical ailments
- Inhale directly for emotional and mental benefits

Blends with 
BasilBayBenzoinBirchBlack pepperCajeputCamphorCardamonCarrot seedCedarwoodCinnamonCitronellaClary sageCloverCorianderCypressFennelFrankincenseGeraniumGerman ChamomileGingerGrapefruitHelichrysumJasmineJuniperLavandinLavenderLemon BalmMandarinManukaMarjoramMelissaMyrrhNeroliNiaouliNutmegOrangeOreganoPalmrosaPatchouliPetitgr…

Benzoin Essential Oil

Benzoin Essential Oil Styrax benzoin

Benzoin essential oil has a warm, sweet aroma with strong notes of vanilla. It is used in perfumes and in formulating incense. Benzoin essential oil comes from the resinous sap of benzoin trees, which are native to Java, Sumatra, and Thailand. 

Methods for application 
- Use in bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits - Diffuse for depression, emotional upset, and nervousness  - Massage, diluted, for physical ailments

Blends with 
BergamotBirchCedarwoodCinnamonCloveCorianderCypressFir needleFrankincenseGerman chamomileJuniperLavenderLemonMyrhhNeroliOrangePeppermintPetigrainRoman ChamomileRoseSandalwoodSpearmintSpruce
Precautions
Due to its relaxing effect, benzoin should not be used prior to driving, operating machinery, or doing tasks that require concentration.
-May act as a sedative
Not safe for children under 6


Medicinal uses
Acne
Anti-inflammatory
Antiseptic
Arthritis
Bronchitis
Calming
Chiblains
Circulatory health
Cold
Cough
Deodoran…

Bay Essential Oil

Bay Essential Oil Laurus nobilis

You will find many kitchens stocked with bay leaves. They are very popular in the kitchen. Bay trees are sturdy evergreens with long, aromatic leaves that emit a fresh, sweet, slightly spicy aroma. Bay essential oil are used by many for its wonderful strong fragrance in soaps, candles, and other items. 
Methods for application 
- Use in bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits - Diffuse for emotional benefits, fever, infection, and pain -Massage, diluted, for pain
- Use with compress for pain

Blends with 
AllspiceBergamotCardamom CedarwoodClary sageCloveCorianderEucalyptusFrankincenseGeraniumGingerHyssopJuniperLavenderLemonNutmegOrangeOreganoPalmrosaPatchouliPineRoseRose GeraniumRosemaryThymeYlang-Ylang
Precautions
Conduct a patch test before use. 
-Avoid contact with mucus membranes
- Do not use if pregnant
- Do not use if you have hemophilia
- Do not use if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or cancer
- May cause skin irritation
Not sa…

Basil Essential Oil

Basil Essential Oil Ocimum basilicum

Basil is a kitchen staple in many cultures; it grows as a perennial plant in warm climates and is cultivated as an annual favorite by gardeners in cooler climes. Basil essential oil stimulates mind and body. It has a sweet-spicy energizing fragrance. 

Methods for application 
- Use in bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits - Diffuse for mental alertness and migraines  - Massage, diluted, for cold, flu, and pain
- Neat on a cotton ball for earache
- Use with compress for pain

Blends with 
BergamotBlack pepperCamphorCarawayCedarwoodCitronellaClary sageCloveFennelGeraniumGingerGrapefruitHyssopLavenderLemonLemon eucalyptusLemongrassLemon verbenaMandarinManukaMarjoramNeroliOrangePeppermintRose GeraniumRosemarySpearmintTangerineTea TreePrecautions
Bay essential oil can irritate the skin. Perform a patch test before use. Can stimulate menstrual flow so avoid if pregnant. 
-Do not use if you have epilepsy
- Do not use if pregnant
- Do not use …

Aniseed Essential Oil

Aniseed Essential Oil Pimpinella anisum

Aniseed has a sweet, licorice-like aroma, which is a popular culinary staple in India and Turkey. Aniseed is widely used in cordials and liqueurs. The essential oil from aniseed comes from the tiny seeds produced by the flowers. 

Methods for application 
- Use in bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits - Diffuse for asthma, cold-related problems, nausea, and vomitting - Inhale directly for migraines and vertigo

Blends with 
CarawayCardamonCedarwoodCorianderDillFennelMandarinPetitgrainRosewood
Precautions
Aniseed essential oil is not to be confused with star anise. Aniseed essential oil solidifies at low temperatures; hard-warm the bottle before use to promote fluidity. Aniseed essential oil is phototoxic.
-Avoid exposure to sunlight 12 to 24 hours after use
- Do not use if pregnant
- Do not use if breastfeeding
- Do not use if you have liver disease or cancer
- May cause skin irritation
Not safe for children under 6
Not safe for inter…

Allspice Essential Oil

Allspice Essential Oil Pimenta dioica

Allspice trees are native to Jamaica but have spread to other regions. These dense evergreens are often grown to shade coffee trees, but their real value lies in their ability to act as a natural analgesic and anesthetic. 

Methods for application 
- Use in bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits - Diffuse for stress, depression, and nerBvous tension - Massage, diluted, for arthritis, muscle pain and stiffness, and stress

Blends with 
BayBlack pepperCamphorCloveCorianderGeraniumGingerLavenderNeroliOrangePatchouliRose geraniumYlang-Ylang
Precautions
Allspice essential oil irritates the mucus membranes. This essential oil can irritate your skin if you have sensitive skin. Do not use neat or take internally. Before using any essential oil perform a skin test. 
-Avoid contact with mucus membranes - May cause skin irritation -Not safe for children under 6 Not safe for internal use

Medicinal uses
Analgesic Aphrodisiac Arthritis Bronchitis Cough …

Essential Oils that cause Drowsiness

Avoid using they essential oils while driving, operating machinery, or concentrating on important tasks;


BenzoinCarnatinClary SageGeraniumHopsHyacinthLavenderLindenMaceMarjoramNeroliNutmegOrmenis FlowerPetigrainRoman ChamomileSandalwoodSpikenardValerianVetiverYlang-Ylang 

Essential Oils to avoid if you have Cancer

If you have Cancer, consult your doctor concerning the use of essential oils. They include;


AniseedBasilBayCinnamonCloveFennelHo LeafLaurelNutmegStar anise If you have an estrogen-dependent form of cancel, avoid contact with the following as well;
CitronellaEucalyptusLavenderLemongrassVerbena

Essential Oils to Avoid when Pregnant

Some Essential Oils are not safe to use when pregnant. Abortifacient essential oils are strong emmenagogues (substances that provoke menstruation) that can bring on severe bleeding and abortion. These oils are NOT used to terminate pregnancy, as they are toxic to us. They include;

MugwortParsley seedPennyroyalRueSageSassafrasSavinTansyThujaWormwood Emmenagogues essential oils do not have abortifacient qualities but they should be avoided when pregnant as well;


AngelicaCinnamonClary SageFennelGerman chamomileGingerJasminJuniperMarjoramMyrrhNutmegPeppermintRoman chamomileRoseRosemary