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Essential Oil

Properties of the oil

Basil

Clearing, strengthening, refreshing and uplifting

Bergamot

Uplifting and Refreshing. Believed to relieve depression and nervous tension

Sage

Clearing energy. yes"">  Believed to relieve PMS, muscle and nervous tension.

Eucalyptus

Clearing, antiseptic, and antiviral. Believed to relieve colds and flu and congestion.

Rose

Balancing, relaxing, harmonizing and nourishing for the skin. 

Ginger

Warming and Fortifying. yes""> Believed to aid digestion and relieve aches and pains.

Grapefruit

Uplifting and Refreshing. Believed to relieve stress. Refreshing in the bath.

Jasmine

Luxurious, relaxing. calming, antidepressant. Sweet, floral fragrance

Lavender

Relaxing and soothing. Believed to relieve headaches, stress, insomnia, and tension.

Lemon

Uplifting, refreshing, antiseptic and astringent.

Lemongrass

Uplifting, refreshing, and calming

Orange

Uplifting and refreshing. Believed to relieve stress, anxiety and depression.

Peppermint

Cooling, clearing and energizing.  Believed to aid digestion and travel sickness. Believed to relieve certain types of headaches.

Rosemary

Stimulating. Believed to relieve muscular fatigue.

Sandalwood

Meditative, centering, balancing, sedative, and comforting.

Spearmint

Cooling and clearing. yes""> Slightly energizing

Tangerine

 

Uplifting and refreshing. Believed to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. yes"">                                  

Wintergreen

Cooling and clearing. yes""> Slightly energizing.

Ylang-Ylang

Sweet and exotic. Uplifting.  Believed to relieve stress, anxiety and depression.


My favorite aromatherapy oils in the winter months include Sandalwood, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus and Rose.

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Ravensara is my all-time favorite but especially in the winter months. Similar to Eucalyptus in smell, it is very anti-viral and great for colds and flu and opening up the respiratory system. It is also a muscle relaxant and analgesic and makes a great addition to massage oil or lotion for muscle tension. It is generally non-irritating to the skin and safe for use on most individuals. It has both stimulating and anti-depressant effects. It is similar to lavender in that it has many uses, and is safe to use on most anyone. It doesn't have any contra-indications and can safely be used during pregnancy or on young children. It can be used just about anywhere teatree can be used, and I find it smells more clean and refreshing.
You'll probably laugh, but I like the scents of pine, white cedar, wintergreen, spearmint, clove and orange. Those are the scents of the season I remember most from my childhood during the Christmas holidays. I try to stay away from eucalyptus, because that always makes me think of illness. However, in the Spring, eucalyptus does not have the same effect on me.

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