Properties of Therapeutic Quality Pure Essential Oils

So that you may better understand essential oils and why they may give relief, we have provided for you the following list of some of the essential oils used in our various formulations, and their traditional general properties. You can use this information to easily predict how the "relief" formulas could help let you feel better.

This is a brief list, and the properties noted are not necessarily inclusive of all properties. For further reference, see our list on the Books page, under Learn More. Be careful, you too may become addicted to aromatherapy reading!

Amni visnaga: antihistamine, antispasmodic
Basil: antiseptic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, may stimulate hair growth, adrenal stimulant, calming, improves mental fatigue.
Bay Laurel: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, diuretic, antibacterial, digestive, stomachic.
Benzoin: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, euphoric, warming.
Birch: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic.
Black Pepper: anticatarrhal, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, analgesic, good for blood circulation.
Celery: antioxidative, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, diuretic, nervine, sedative.
Chamomile, German, CO2: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-allergenic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, digestive, fungicidal, nerve sedative.
Chamomile, Roman: antispasmodic, respiratory distress, analgesic, antiseptic, digestive, nerve sedative.
Clary Sage: anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, deodorant, nervine, sedative, tonic, helps balance hormones.
Cedar, Atlas: antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, sedative insecticide, tonic, good for respiratory issues, grounding, anxiety, catarrh, hair loss.
Clove Bud: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, stimulating, antirheumatic, analgesic, stimulates immune system.
Cypress: antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, restorative, anti-infectious.
Eucalyptus: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, decongestant, diuretic, expectorant, antiviral, increases circulation, antifungal, antibacterial.
Fennel: digestive, anti-nausea, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, good for bruises.
Frankincense: antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, immune stimulant, calming, elevating to mind, slows and deepens breathing.
Geranium: antifungal, analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, antibacterial, uplifting and balances emotions.
Grapefruit: antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, stimulant, tonic.
Helichrysum: antispasmodic, expectorant, anticoagulant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, tissue regeneration, helps with addiction issues.
Juniper: antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, anti-toxic, antiarthritic, circulatory stimulant.
Lavender: analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, decongestant, deodorant, restorative, sedative, relieves nervous tension and irritability. Mother Nature's medicine chest!
Litsea cubeba: antiseptic, insecticidal, sedative, stomachic, disinfectant.
Marjoram: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, helps mental exhaustion, sedative.
Melissa: antidepressant, antihistaminic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, insect repellent, nervine, sedative, stomachic, tonic.
Myrrh: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, revitalizing, sedative, heals mouth sores, good for respiratory, immune stimulant.
Neroli: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal.
Oregano: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antiviral, bactericidal, fungicidal, stimulant, tonic.
Peppermint: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, expectorant, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antifungal, digestive, invigorating.
Patchouli: antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, deodorant, nervine, good for skin, stress, and nervous exhaustion.
Rose: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic.
Rosemary: analgesic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, antispasmodic, decongestant, diuretic, restorative, stimulant, tonic, may stimulate hair growth.
Rosewood: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, tones skin.
Sandalwood: antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, tonic, decongestant, insecticide, antifungal, calming, harmonizing, good for skin conditions, nerve pain.
Seaweed: There has not been much study done on seaweed as an essential oil, but Dr. Bruce Berkowsky recommends it for those who are dealing with issues of addiction or are in recovery and who may feel rootless and need a rock to cling to. He likes it combined with cedar wood (for structure) to give protection, stability and security. For myself, it makes me feel very balanced, centered, and grounded. It also tends to make me breathe deeply, the same way that I do when I stand barefoot in the sand at the seashore.
Spearmint: antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, nervine, stimulant, tonic, good for fatigue, nervous strain, stress, takes one back to uncomplicated childhood.
Spruce: anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, expectorant, immune system stimulant, antimicrobial, mentally invigorating, grounding, strengthen nervous system.
Tanacetum annum: anti-inflammatory, antihistamine.
Tarragon: antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, mental stimulant, immune system stimulant.
Tea Tree: antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, expectorant, immune stimulant, antiparasitic, anti-infectious, decongestant.
Thyme: antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, immune stimulant, tonic.
Ylang Ylang: aphrodisiac, antidepressant, anti-infectious, antiseptic, euphoric, hormone regulator, sedative, tonic.