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    Oils that can ease unpleasant emotions

    Emotional Effects of Aromatherapy

    To Ease: Try:

    Aggression bergamot, chamomile, juniper, lemon, marjoram, rosemary, ylang-ylang

    Anger Chamomile,Jasmine,Marjoram, Palma Rosa,Rose, Rosemary,Ylang-Ylang,

    AnxietyNeroli, Bergamot,Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium (for balance), Lavender, Orange,

    Patchouli, Rose (for confidence), Sandalwood. Sweet Marjoram, Vetiver (for grounding)

    Disappointment Bergamot, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Orange, Rose

    Fear Cedarwood, Fennel, Ginger, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Thyme

    Grief Bergamot,Chamomile, Jasmine, Marjoram, Neroli,Rose

    Hysteria Chamomile,Lavender,Neroli,Orange, Tea Tree

    Impatience Chamomile, Clary, Frankincense, Lavender

    Indecision Basil, Clary, Cypress, Jasmine, Patchouli, Peppermint

    Jealousy Jasmine, Rose

    Loneliness Benzoin, Marjoram


    and mental

    basil, clary, cardamon, cinnamon leaf or bark, Clove bud, coriander, Eucalyptus citriodora,

    ginger, grapefruit, helichrysum, jasmine, juniper, orange, palmarosa, peppermint,rosemary,

    thyme, vetiver, ylangylang

    Fatigue (physical) Basil, elemi, ginger, lemon, lavender,orange, peppermint, rosemary

    Nervousness Chamomile, Clary, Coriander,Frankincense, Neroli, Orange, Vetiver

    Panic Chamomile, Clary, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper,Lavender, Neroli, YlangYlang

    Sadness Benzoin, Jasmine, Rose, Rosewood

    Shock Lavender, Neroli,Rose, Teatree

    Shyness Black Pepper, Ginger, Jasmine, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Neroli, YlangYlang


    Bergamot, Atlas Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, all Citrus oils, Clary Sage, Frankincense,

    Geranium, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose

    (absolute and otto), Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylangylang.

    Suspicion Jasmine, Lavender

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    TensionChamomile, Clary, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon,

    Marjoram, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, YlangYlang

    Here is a handy guide of commonly used essential oils, and some of the ailments or

    conditions they're most often used to treat:

    Basil: Bronchitis, colds, fatigue, influenza, gout, insect repellent, sinusitis Bay Laurel: Amenorrhea, colds, influenza, tonsillitis Bergamot: Acne, anxiety, cold sores, depression, fatigue, halitosis, itching, oily skin, stress Black Pepper: Arthritis, constipation, fatigue, muscle cramps, poor circulation Cedarwood: Acne, anxiety, arthritis, bronchitis, cystitis, dandruff, stress Clary Sage: Amenorrhea, anxiety, depression, dysmenorrhea, fatigue, sore throat, stress Cypress: Hemorrhoids, fatigue, oily skin, rheumatism Frankincense: Anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, depression, scars, stress, stretch marks Ginger: Arthritis, fatigue, nausea, sore muscles Grapefruit: Cellulitis, depression, fatigue, stress, water retention Helichrysum: Acne, burns, depression, dermatitis, fatigue, panic disorders, skin wounds Jasmine: Depression, dry skin, fatigue, labor pains, sensitive skin Lavender: Acne, anxiety, asthma, depression, irritability, labor pains, panic disorders, sprains, stress Lemon: Athlete's foot, colds, depression, fatigue, influenza, oily skin, varicose veins, warts. This one is

    sometimes mistaken as essential oil lemongrass. Note that it is only essential oil lemon, as lemon and

    lemongrass are different. Many customers are looking for essential oil lemongrass instead of essential oil

    lemon, so be guided.

    Mandarin: Anxiety, depression, irritability, stress Neroli: Anxiety, depression, irritability, panic disorders, stress Orange: Colds, depression, digestion, influenza, stress Patchouli: Acne, anxiety, fatigue, hair care, insect repellent, stress Peppermint: Asthma, fatigue, headaches, nausea, sinusitis Roman Chamomile: Allergies, anxiety, arthritis, depression, earaches, irritability, PMS, stress Rose: Anxiety, depression, eczema, menopause, panic disorders, stress. Essential oil rose is a popular one. The

    most well-known essential oil is probably rose oil, essential oil rose is produced from the petals of Rosa

    Damascena and Rosa Centifolia. Steam-distilled essential oil rose is known as "rose otto" while the solvent

    extracted product is known as "rose absolute". Rosemary: Arthritis, dandruff, fatigue, neuralgia, poor circulation

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    Sandalwood: Anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, oily skin, stress Vetiver: Acne, anxiety, arthritis, fatigue, stress Ylang Ylang: Depression, hypertension, stress

    Essential oils currently available from Aroma 4U

    All the essential oils that we sell have a role to play in the management of stress. They are

    listed in the Table below in alphabetical order. Please note, the pink, italicised rows show

    essential oils that should not be used during pregnancy.

    The pink coloured, italicised rows show oils that are contraindicated in pregnancy.

    Essential oil* Country of origin Stress-relieving properties Medical properties


    Ocimum basilicumIndia

    Uplifting; good for mental

    fatigue, burn-out, doubts,

    concentration, clarity,


    Muscular aches and pains,

    respiratory disorders,

    scanty menstruation, colds

    and influenza, mental

    fatigue, anxiety and



    Citrus bergamiaItaly

    Encouraging; good for anxiety,

    depression, emotional

    imbalance, despondency,

    concentration, motivation

    Antidepressant, antiseptic,

    antispasmodic; good for

    folds and flu, cystitis,

    fever, infections

    CajeputMelaleuca cajuputi


    IndonesiaHelps reduce sluggishness,apathy; provides stress


    Analgesic, antibacterial,

    antiseptic, antispasmodic;

    good for sluggishness and

    apathy, acne, arthritis,


    colds/influenza and other

    respiratory ailments,

    headache, cystitis


    Carum carvi L.


    Calming; good for stress,

    nervous tension, anxiety

    Antiseptic, antifungal,

    expectorant; good for

    digestive problems, skin

    and hair problems,

    bronchial asthma, urinary

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    problems and painful



    Juniperus virginiana L.


    Good for anxiety, worry, other

    stress-related disorders,

    paranoia; improves focus,

    strength of purpose, stability

    Acne, oily skin and hair,

    dandruff, eczema,psoriasis, arthritis,

    rheumatism, bronchitis,

    catarrh, coughs,

    premenstrual syndrome

    Chamomile Roman





    Good for irritation,

    impatience, nervous

    tension and other stress-

    related disorders

    Skin care (most skin-

    types), acne, allergies,

    burns, eczema, inflamed

    skin conditions, earache,

    wounds, menstrual pain,

    premenstrual tension,

    headache, insomnia



    zeylanicum Nees

    Sri Lanka

    Helps reduce instability, fear,

    bleakness, depression; provides


    Antidepressant. Can be

    used as a fumigant during

    infectious illness


    Cymbopogon nardusVietnam

    Helps to clear the mind,

    refresh the spirit; good for

    insomnia; promotes

    relaxation and reduces


    Antiseptic, antibacterial,diuretic, insecticide; good

    for rheumatism, fever,

    menstrual problems,

    digestive problems,

    intestinal parasites; aids



    Eucalyptus radiata



    Good for concentration,

    cluttered thoughts, confidence,

    balance, understanding

    Antiseptic, antispasmodic,

    antibacterial, antiviral;decongestant


    Boswellia carteri


    Good for exhaustion, panic

    attacks, anxiety, nervous

    tension and other stress-

    related disorders; calms

    the mind; provides

    inspiration and emotional


    Skin care (particularly

    ageing skin), acne,

    abscesses, scars, wounds,

    respiratory ailments such

    as asthma, bronchitis,

    coughs, catarrh, cystitis,

    painful menstruation,

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    premenstrual tension

    Essential oil* Country of origin Stress-relieving properties Medical properties





    Healing; good for acute

    fear, extreme mood

    swings, balance,

    tranquillity, humour,

    nervous tension and other

    stress-related disorders

    Antidepressant, anti-

    inflammatory, antiseptic,

    antifungal; good for burns,

    skin complaints, burns,

    headlice, ringworm,

    neuralgia, menopausal

    problems, premenstrual



    Citrus x paradisi


    Liberating; good for self doubt,

    depression, nervous exhaustion,

    mental stimulation

    Antiseptic, antibacterial,

    astringent; good for

    cellulite, muscle fatigue,

    colds and flu

    Jasmine Absolute




    Emotionally warming;

    uplifts, nurtures, boosts

    confidence; good for

    depression and other

    stress-related disorders,

    addiction, scarring

    Muscular aches and pains,

    catarrh, coughs, laryngitis,

    painful menstruation,

    labour pains, depression,premenstrual syndrome


    Lavendula augustifolia


    Healing; good for anxiety,

    nervous tension, stress-

    related disorders, inner

    peace, awareness,

    balance, relaxation,


    Skin care (most skin

    types), acne, allergies,

    athletes foot, boils,

    bruises, eczema, dandruff,

    dermatitis, burns,

    chilblains, psoriasis,

    ringworm, scabies, insect

    bites/stings, asthma,

    earache, coughs,

    colds/influenza, catarrh,

    laryngitis, nausea, colic,

    cystitis, painful

    menstruation, depression,

    headache, insomnia,

    migraine, premenstrual


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    citratus D.C. Stapf.


    Focusing; good for

    concentration, nervous

    and mental exhaustion,

    depression and otherstress-related disorders

    Analgesic, antidepressant,

    antioxidant, antiseptic,

    antibacterial, astringent,

    antifungal, insecticidal;

    good for athletes foot,

    scabies, muscular aches

    and pain, gastrointestinal

    problems, headaches

    May Chang

    Litsea cubebaChina

    Good for worry,

    depression, irritability,

    stress, mental tiredness

    Antidepressant, antiseptic,

    astringent, insecticide,

    stimulant, tonic; good for

    acne, colds, depressions,

    dermatitis, indigestion


    Melissa officinalis L.France

    Revitalizing, relaxing,

    supportive; good for

    anxiety, irritability,

    nervous exhaustion and

    other stress-related

    disorders, lethargy,

    negativity andwork

    related stress.




    antibacterial, sedative;

    good for allergies, cold

    sores, eczema, asthma,

    bronchitis, indigestion,

    nausea, menstruation

    problems, insomnia,



    Commiphora myrrha


    Positivity; good for coping

    with anger, touchiness,

    feelings of weakness, lack

    of incentive

    Antiseptic, anti-


    antibacterial; good for

    athletes foot, eczema,

    dermatitis, ringworm,

    scars, wounds, respiratory

    ailments, sore throats,






    Soothing; good for

    stressful situations,


    Antiseptic, antibacterial;

    good for respiratory

    problems, bladder

    infections, oily skin, acne


    Myristica fragransIndonesia

    Good for concentration,

    nervous exhaustion,

    indecision, overwork

    Analgesic, anti-emetic,


    antirheumatic, antiseptic,


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    Citrus sinensisItaly

    Invigorating; calming;

    good for depression,

    nervous tension and other

    stress-related disorders,


    withdrawal, worry

    Antidepressant, antiseptic,

    antibacterial; good for

    bronchitis, colds and flu,



    Pogostemon cablinIndonesia

    Soothing; good for

    indecision, tension,

    touchiness, depression,

    nervous exhaustion and

    other stress-related


    Antidepressant, anti-


    antimicrobial, antiseptic,

    antiviral, antifungal,

    stimulant, tonic; good for

    abscesses, acne, athletes

    foot, colds, bed cores, skin

    complaints, dandruff,wounds


    Mentha x piperitaUSA

    Clarifying; good for mental

    fatigue, overwork, apathy,

    concentration, vitality

    Bruises, sprains and

    strains, swellings,

    toothache, muscular aches

    and pain, halitosis,

    indigestion, irritable bowel

    syndrome (oil to be taken

    in the form of capsules),

    flatulence, mouth ulcers,mouth thrush, nausea,

    headache, migraine


    Citrus aurantium L.Italy

    Revitalizing and calming;

    good for depression,

    nervous exhaustion and

    other stress-related

    disorders, pessimism,

    confusion, nervous


    Antiseptic, antispasmodic


    Pinus sylvestris L.Hungary

    Acceptance; good for

    exhaustion, stress-related

    disorders, dissatisfaction,

    guilt; provides assurance,




    aromatica Sonnerat


    Aids irritability, stress,

    nervous tension and


    Antibacterial; antiviral (can

    be used in the treatment

    of flu, sinusitis, bronchitis,and herpes simplex [cold

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    sores] and herpes zoster


    Rose Absolute

    Rosa damascene


    Soothing, uplifting; createsa sense of wellbeing; good

    for depression, nervous

    tension and other stress-

    related disorders

    Antidepressant, anti-

    inflammatory, antiseptic,

    antibacterial, antiviral;

    good for eczema,

    palpitations, respiratory

    ailments, nausea,

    menstruation problems,

    insomnia, headache


    officanalis L.


    Strengthening; good for

    nervous exhaustion,

    overwork, strain, mental

    fatigue, and other stress-

    related disorders, loss of

    memory; provides energy,

    creativity, clarity,


    Skin and hair care,

    dandruff, headlice, insect

    repellent, scabies,

    muscular aches and pains,

    rheumatism, poor

    circulation, headaches


    Santalum spicatumAustralia

    Comforting; soothes

    anxiety, tension or stress;

    restores the spirit;

    relaxing; good fordepression and other

    stress-related disorders

    Antidepressant, anti-

    inflammatory, antiseptic,

    antibacterial; good for

    acne, eczema, respiratory

    ailments, cystitis, nausea,

    insomnia, pre-menstrual



    Citrus reticulataUSA

    Calming, relaxing,

    invigorating; good for

    mental stress, anxiety,

    apathy, nervous tension

    Antiseptic, antifungal,

    sedative; good for skin

    care, indigestion and other

    stomach problems, stretch


    Tea Tree



    Australia Good for anxiety

    Antiseptic, anti-


    antibacterial, antiviral,

    antifungal; good for acne,

    allergic skin reactions,

    athletes foot, bad breath,

    dandruff, cold sores,

    ringworm, , fungal nail

    infections, burns, insect

    bites/stings, cold and flu,sore throats, thrush,

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    Ylang ylang

    Cananga odorata Madagascar

    Uplifting, calming,

    balancing; good for

    anxiety, nervous tension,

    depression and stress-

    related disorders,

    impatience, fear

    Antidepressant, antiseptic,

    hypotensive, sedative;

    good for high blood

    pressure, palpitations,

    depression, insomnia,

    premenstrual tension

    Essential Oil Chart

    Essential oil Use oil to treat Suggested usage Blends well with Warnings


    Skin irritation, congested skin,

    psoriasis, flatulance, anemia,

    detoxifying rheumatism, gout,

    fatigue and stress relief, insight,



    Aids digestion, antiseptic, eases

    headaches and respiratory problems,

    muscle relaxant. Stimulating and

    uplifitng, balancing, clears the mind


    Bronchitis, Headache, Migraine, Digestive Aid,

    Mouth Ulcer, Gum Infection, cold sores

    Massage, bath, hot compress,


    Lavender, Geranium,

    BergamotUndiluted it

    may irritate

    sensitive skin

    BenzoinCoughs, cold, flu, tension, aching

    joints, dry skin, dermititis

    Massage, steam inhalation,



    Cystitis, Anxiety, Skincare, Urethritis, Appetite

    Regulator, Digestive Aid, Acne

    Massage, bath, compress, vaporiser Cypress, Neroli, Jasmine Sensitive to


    Black pepper

    Digestive Tract, Antispasmodic, Kidneys, Muscle

    Pain, Stiff Joints, Anaemia

    Massage, bath Sandalwood, Rosemary,

    Marjoram, Frankincense,


    Don't overuse


    Infection, Cold, Catarrh, Sinusitis, Headaches, Pain

    Killing, Sore ThroatsBath, mouthwash, compress Lavender to balance Don't use before

    bedtime, may

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    irritate sensitive



    Antiseptic, helps digestive problems

    and gas, used for nausea and


    Carrot seed

    Clears oily skin and acne, dermatitis,

    antiseptic, soothes cold sores, aids

    digestion, cold, flu, antiseptic,

    immune system booster, anti-



    Antiseptic, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Cystitis, Urinal and

    Vaginal InfectionsMassage, bath, inhale,

    vaporize,local wash

    Sandalwood, Bergamot,

    Jasmine, Neroli, JuniperDo not use




    Stomach Upsets, Anti-inflammatory, Eyes,

    Insomnia, Sprains, Earaches, Hair, Soothing, Aches

    & Pains, Eczema

    Massage, bath, vaporiser, compress Melissa, Lavender, Rose,

    Cedarwood, Neroli,



    Strong antiseptic, aids poor

    circulation, muscle aches, colds, flu,

    male aphrodisiac, stimulating,


    Clary sage

    Muscle Relaxant, Asthma, Digestive, Tonic, Stress,

    Tension, Menstrual, Cramps, Depression, Aches,


    Massage, bath, vaporiser Lavender, Sandalwood,

    Jasmine, Geranium,

    Cypress, Orange

    Do not use


    pregnancy or

    with alcohol

    CloveAntiseptic, treats colds and flus and

    nausea, tooth and gum pain, acne


    Stimulates Appetite, Analgestic, Flatulence,

    Rheumatic Pains, Aids Digestion

    Massage, bath Jasmine, Sandalwood,

    Bergamot, Neroli, Rose,


    Do not use




    Astringent, Antiseptic, Circulation, Asthma,

    Menstrual Regulation, HaemorrhoidsMassage, bath, vaporize,

    local wash

    Bergamot, Juniper, Pine,

    Lemon, Lavender, Orange


    Decongestant, Antiviral, Colds, Influenza,

    Antiseptic, Wounds, Burns, Muscular Pain

    Massage, bath, hot compress Melissa, Lavender,

    Lemon, Pine, Thyme,


    Do not overuse


    Carminative, Digestive, Flatulence, PMT,

    Regulates Menstrual Cycle, DetoxifyingBath, massage, inhalation,


    Rose, Sandalwood,

    JuniperDo not overuse

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    FrankincenseAnxiety, Respiratory Infections, Soothing, Asthma,

    Uterine Tonic

    Massage, bath, vaporiser Neroli, Myrrh,



    High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Cough, Blood

    Circulation, Colds, CholesterolHot compress Lavender, Peppermint Do not use



    GeraniumAntidepressant, Astringent, Diuretic, Haemostatic,

    Promotes Healing, PMT

    Massage, bath, vaporiser Bergamot, Citronella,

    Lemon Grass, Lavender


    Catarrh, Diarrhoea, Rheumatism, Colds, Flu,

    Cramps, Nausea, Travel & Morning SicknessMassage, warm compress,

    inhalation, bath,vaporizer

    Lavender, Orange, Neroli


    Tissue toning, treats congested skin,

    cellulitis, diuretic, digestive,

    antiseptic, liver tonic. Relieves

    nervous exhaustion and stress, joyful

    and energizing

    Massage, bath, vaporize


    Very emollient, softens scars.

    Antirheumatic, hypotension,

    diuretic, relieves grief

    Vaporiser, massage,


    JasmineUterine, Menstrual Pain, Antidepressant, Cramps,

    Coughs, Childbirth, ChestMassage, inhale Neroli, Sandalwood,

    Rose, Cedarwood


    Diuretic, Detoxifying, Astringent, Tonic, Eczema,

    Cystitis, Purifying

    Massage, bath, vaporizer Sandalwood, Bergamot,

    Geranium, Rosemary,


    Do not use


    pregnancy, do

    not overuse

    LavenderAnalgesic, Antibiotic, Antiviral, Headache,

    Menstrual Pain, Acne, Anti-inflammatory

    Massage, bath, vaporiser, compress Bergamot, Orange,

    Lemon, Geranium, Pine


    Stimulates Immune System, Corns, Warts,

    Bleeding Gums, Digestive & Circulatory TonicDab with cotton swab,

    massage, inhalation

    Lavender, Ylang Ylang,

    Eucalyptus, Fennel,

    Juniper, Cedarwood

    Undiluted oil

    may irritate

    sensitive skin,

    do not overuse

    Lemon grass

    Infections, Fever, Digestive, Tonic, Headache,

    Deodorant, FootbathsMassage, vaporizer, bath Lavender, Eucalyptus,

    Geranium, Juniper, RoseUndiluted oil

    may irritate

    sensitive skin

    LimeVery emollient, softens scars,

    antirheumatic, hypotension, diuretic

    Linden blossomMild astringent, emollient, tonic,

    antispasmodic, diuretic, calming

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    Respiratory Problems, Cold, Insomnia, Blood

    Pressure, Rheumatism, ArthritisInhale, bath, massage,


    Lavender, Bergamot,

    RosemaryDo not use




    Dry Skin, Nappy Rash, Promotes Healing,

    Varicose Veins, Chronic UlcersMassage, bath, local wash,

    hot compress



    Eczema, Skin, Allergies, Coughs, Shock, Menstral

    Regulations, Blood PressureMassage, bath, vaporizer Lavender, Rose, Neroli,

    GeraniumUndiluted oil

    may irritate

    sensitive skin


    Promotes Healing, Stomach, Eczema, Acne, Anti-

    inflammatory, Mouth Ulcers, DigestiveGargle, bath, inhale,



    FrankincenseDo not use




    Astringent, Acne, Catarrh, Bronchial, Chest,

    Haemorrhoids, Urinary InfectionsInhale, bath, massage,


    Lavender, Cypress,

    Neroli, Lemon, Geranium


    Antidepressant, Antispasmodic, Insomnia, Gentle

    Sedative, Shock, Gums, MouthInhale, bath, massage, cold


    Rose, Sandalwood,

    Lavender, Jasmine,

    Lemon, Bergamot


    Circulation, Heart, Digestion, Bad Breath,

    Rheumatic Pain, AppetizerMassage, inhaltion,

    mouthwash, cold compress

    Clove, Orange, Rosemary Do not overuse


    Antispasmodic, Stomach, Mild Sedative,

    Constipation, Chronic DiarrhoeaMassage, mouthwash,

    vaporizer, bath

    Ylang Ylang, Juniper,

    Sandalwood, Cypress,


    Do not use

    before bedtime,

    sensitive to


    Orange blossomSensitive skin, diarrhoea, shock,

    fear, depression

    Massage, skin tonic, inhale,



    Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Astringent, Fluid

    Retention, Anti-inflammatory, StingsMassage, warm compress,


    Ylang Ylang, Rose,

    Bergamot, Lemon,

    Geranium, Jasmine

    Do not overuse


    Colic, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Vomiting, Stomach

    Pain, Cold, Fever, Headache, bad breath Massage, inhalation,


    Eucalyptus, Lavender,

    Majoram, Rosemary Do not use

    before bedtime,

    may irritate

    senstive skin

    PetitgrainMemory, stress, irritated skin, fluid


    Inhale, massage, bath


    Chest Infections, Colds, Sore Throats, Circulation,

    Rheumatic Pains, Lungs

    Massage, bath, hot compress Eucalyptus, Lavender Do not use


    Rose Antidepressant, Anorexia, Regulating Menstrual, Massage, bath, vaporiser, inhalation Neroli, Sandalwood,

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    Confidence Improving Jasminie, Geranium


    Heart, Liver, Colds, Gallbladder, Catarrh, Speech,

    Sinusitis, Asthma, Sight, Memory, dandruffInhale, massage, bath, cold


    Peppermint, Lemon,

    Bergamot, Basil, Cedar


    Do not use


    pregnancy, do

    not overuse


    Tissue regenerator, sensitive skin,

    tonic, antiseptic, analgesic, calming,

    balancing, anti-depressant


    Aching joints, fluid retention,

    perspiration, sore gums, nervous


    Bath, massage, mouthwash

    SandalwoodAntiseptic, Dry Skin, Sore Throat, Cystitis,

    Bronchitis, Urinary InfectionMassage, inhale, bath,


    Frankincense, Rose,

    Jasmine, Ylang Ylang

    Tea tree

    Influenza, Fungi, Viruses, Warts, Ringworm, Cold

    Sores, Blisters, Acne

    Massage, bath, vaporizer Lavender Undiluted it

    may irritate

    sensitive skin


    Cold, flu, muscle fatigue, arthritis,

    whopping cough, tonsilitis, sore


    Inhale, massage, gargle,



    Sensuality, fragrant, softening,

    relaxing, and euphoric, centers



    Antiseptic, emollient, reduces skin

    swelling, antispasmodic,

    detoxifying, sedating, spirit lifting

    VetivertStress, aching legs, hysteria, stiff


    Bath, massage

    Ylang ylang

    Relieves Sexual Anxiety, High Blood Pressure,

    Slows Breathing, Antidepressant, PMS

    Massage, bath, vaporizer, skin tonic Sandalwood, Lemon,

    Orange, Bergamot,

    Jasmine, Neroli

    Do not overuse

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    Common Essential Oils

    There are many different essential oils available, each with its own special properties. The table below lists some of the

    more commonly used oils and their qualities. Use it to determine which essential oil or oils you might like to try.

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    Essential Oil Uses

    Bergamot A balancing oil. Lifts melancholy anddepression

    CedarwoodAn antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, and sedative. Normalizes sweat gland function. Good for bronchial

    problems and useful for controlling mold and mildew.

    ChamomileAn analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic. Excellent for headaches (apply as a compress to

    head). Good in baths, hair rinse, and massage oil


    barkUseful for scent enhancement in the home or office. Makes a good air freshener and is also antifungal.

    Clary Sage

    A very aromatic oil that is enjoyed by both men and women. An antidepressant, anxiety-reducer, anti

    inflammatory, antispasmodic, and aphrodisiac. Helps to counteract insomnia. Good used in skin and hair

    care products. Caution: Should not be used in the first months of pregnancy.

    CypressAn astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and deodorant. Constricts the blood vessels. Repels fleas. Reduces

    coughing and excessive perspiration


    An antiseptic, antiviral, chest rub, decongestant, disinfectant, and expectorant. Reduces fever. Used as an

    ointment for muscular aches and pains. Good for repelling insects, and for use on insect bites or stings. Has

    a normalizing, balancing effect

    FrankincenseAn anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, sedative, and expectorant. Promotes cellular regeneration. Good for

    cleansing and purifying the home. Helpful forbronchitis


    An antidepressant, anti diabetic, antiseptic, hormone balancer, and insect repellent. A normalizing and

    balancing, mildly sedating oil good for PMS, nervous tension, skin concerns, and neuralgia. Good as a bath



    Reduces appetite; useful in treating obesity. Balances moods, relieves depression, cleanses the body of

    toxins, reduces water retention, and cleanses and detoxifies the skin. Useful in baths, skin care products,

    and colognes.


    An antiseptic and tonic. Useful for cleansing and detoxifying. Stimulates the respiratory system. Good for

    bronchitis as it helps clear the lungs of congestion. Caution: Do not use if you have epilepsy or other

    seizure disorder.

    JasmineAn antidepressant, antiseptic, and sedative. Useful for anxiety, emotional imbalances, frigidity, and

    impotence. Benefits scalp and skin.


    An antiseptic, detoxifier, diuretic, and internal cleanser. Helps rid the body of toxins and parasites, reduces

    spasms, improves arthritis, and reduces cellulite. Caution: Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use if you

    have kidney problems.


    Useful as an antiseptic and for improving immune system function, calming and normalizing the body,

    fighting bacterial and fungal infection, easing depression, and reducing inflammation. Good foracne,

    burns,eczema, skin healing, sleep disorders, and stress.

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    An antiseptic, astringent, and bacteriostat. Helps to increase the body's defense against infections. Good for

    varicose veins, stomach ulcers, anxiety,depression, anddigestive disorders. Emulsifies and disperses

    grease and oil. Helpful in cleaning products and hair rinses and for wound cleansing

    Linden A calming, sedating, and soothing tonic. Moisturizing for the skin.


    Balances and uplifts emotions. Has antispasmodic and regenerative properties. Useful in skin care

    products. Caution: This oil increases sensitivity to the sun. Do not use it if you will be spending

    considerable time outdoors.

    PatchouliAn earthy scent used in personal fragrances, baths, and hair care products. Good for dry skin. Has

    antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, and fungicidal properties.


    Helpful forheadaches, congestion,fatigue,fever,indigestion, muscle soreness, sinus problems, and

    stomach problems. An antiseptic, antispasmodic, mental stimulant, and regenerative. Good for use in baths

    and oral care products.

    Pine An antiseptic, antiviral, expectorant, restorative, and stimulant. Helps to clear the mind.

    RoseAn antidepressant, antiseptic, and tonic astringent. Also a mild sedative. Good for female complaints,

    impotence,insomnia, and nervousness. Used in skin care products.


    An analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, and mental stimulant. Enhances circulation. Helpful for

    cellulite,dandruff,hair loss, memory problems,headache, and sore muscles. Used in hair care products as

    a conditioner and shine enhancer. Caution: If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Do not use directly on the

    skin without diluting. Use caution inhaling it if you have asthma orbronchitis. Do not use if you have


    RosewoodAn antiseptic and regenerative. Calms and helps restore emotional balance. Good for anxiety, cellular

    regeneration,depression,headaches, nausea, PMS, and tension. Good in facial or massage oils.

    SandalwoodAn antidepressant, antiseptic, expectorant, aphrodisiac, and skin moisturizer. Good for bronchitis and

    nervousness; it is soothing for both mind and body. Good in skin care blends.

    Tea treeA potent anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, expectorant, fungicide, and parasiticide.

    Good for athlete's foot, bronchial congestion,dandruff, insect bites,ringworm, and yeast infections.

    Thyme Mainly used as a fragrant scent for the bath and body. Used in skin care products.

    YarrowAn anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. Improves digestion and lowers blood pressure. Similar in

    function to chamomile

    Ylang ylang

    An antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, and calming sedative. Lifts mood, eases anxiety, reduces stress,

    normalizes the heartbeat, and lowers blood pressure. Good for frigidity, high blood pressure, and


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    Top 5 Plants that help memory

    1. Ginseng

    Ginseng is among the most popular herbs in herbal medicine around the world, being used for its therapeutic effects

    since ancient times. Ginseng has important benefits for brain functions, causing dilation of the blood vessels at the brain

    level and thereby increasing blood flow. This ensure both a higher blood flow as well as a higher intake of nutrients, and

    a better oxygenation. Ginseng is recommended with caution to those suffering from hypertension or vascular fragility.

    The main properties of ginseng :

    - lowers the effects of aging

    - strengthens the body, boosting the immune system. A substance called saponin contains antioxidants that help slow the

    aging process and strengthens the immune system.

    - ginseng also contains steroids. The Chinese called this plant the essence of men (gin = man, Seng = essence). Steroids

    contained in ginseng are very similar to those who are secreted by the human body. Ginseng increases sports performance

    and reduces muscle fatigue.

    - ginseng balances the metabolic processes through its contents of saponins which are also designed to regulate

    cholesterol and blood pressure.

    - it is a good aphrodisiac, preventing sexual dysfunction in both men and women. Ginseng also increases the fertility of


    - stimulates digestion

    - it is a good tonic for the brain, increasing memory performance, attention and power of concentration.

    - eliminates stress.

    2. Sage

    Sage (Salvia officinalis) is used both as a spice and on aromatherapeutic treatments. For example, using sage oil

    helps to reduce cellulite. In terms of brain functions, sage is calming and stress reducing, thereby facilitating the ability to

    concentrate. It is especially useful to those who have to learn in a short time.

    3. Wormwood

    There are two kinds of wormwood that are used in herbal medicine: common wormwood (Artemisia vulgaris) and

    the bitter wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). For memory improvement you can use the common wormwood which has

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    an exceptional tonic effect on the brain. It also has other effects: stimulates menstrual cicle for women with varying

    degrees of amenorrhea, diaforetic, detoxifying.

    4. Vanilla

    Vanilla is also helpful in memory improvement.It has the ability to stimulate the cortex functions, to enable the

    maximum RAS limit (reticular activating system). Vanilla is ideal for those who work in offices, classes, or for those who

    exercise. Vanilla is known to increase stress tolerance and it is used during studying with excellent results.

    5. Mint

    Italian researchers have found that after boiling mint leaves more than 12 unstable volatile chemical compounds

    that inhibit aggression centers are realesed.Peppermint is very useful to treat fatigue caused mainly by the intellectual

    strain, stress or exhaustion. Although the effect of menthol on aggressive centers is direct and immediate, in order to

    obtain maximum efficiency you must use it a minimum of 12 days. Use peppermint tea, flavorings and oils of peppermint

    or mint leaves in culinary preparations and you will see how intellectual efficiency increases considerably.

    Secrets of the Brain: The Mystery of Memory

    by Tonia E. Chrapko, B.Ed., creator of theBRAINBOOSTER DVD series.

    Even though science continues to give us ever increasing insights into what memory is, much of it remains a mystery.

    Researchers consider memory a process, and when you remember you are actually reconstructing the event from bits of

    information stored in various parts of the brain. But the mystery is, what initiates the reconstruction? Is it, as some

    suggest, directed from outside the physical body, from the energy body? That remains to be seen. In the meantime, lets

    look at what science can tell us about some of the chemical activity in the brain.

    The Location of Memory

    In the past, it was thought that all memory was in the brain. However, Gazzaniga (1988) reports that memory occurs

    throughout the nervous system. So every thought you have is felt throughout your entire body because the receptors for

    the chemicals in your brain are found on the surfaces of cells throughout your body. Thus when the chemicals are

    activated across synapses in the brain, the message is communicated to every part of your body by chemotaxis, a process

    that allows cells to communicate by radar or remote travel using blood and cerebrospinal fluid. In more extreme cases,

    the body sometimes buries intensely painful memories in muscle tissue so that the conscious mind is spared the depth of

    trauma. Then when that person receives deep tissue massage or bodywork such as Rolfing, and the muscles are

    stimulated, the memories can be reactivated, causing the person to experience the repressed emotions. Another example

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    of muscle memory is evident with organ transplants. People who have received donor organs have reported experiencing

    cravings or emotional reactions to certain incidents that they never had before.

    The Biology of Memory

    What it comes down to is brain cells, or neurons, communicating with each other through electo-chemical pathways. An

    electrical impulse travels down the axon or outgoing branch. Then the fingers at the end are stimulated to release

    chemicals called neurotransmitters (tiny molecules that send specific messages). The dendrites or incoming branches of

    other neurons pick these up. The space between the axon and dendrites is called a synapse.

    Solidifying the Synapse

    For learning to stick, the synapses need time to gel. If the synapse doesnt gel then recreating the event, i.e.

    recalling the memory is difficult, if not impossible. A research team comprised of scientists from the University of Texas

    Medical School at Houston and the University of Houston reported the discovery of a new protein transforming growth

    factor-B (TGF-B) that acts to solidify the new synapses (Science, March 1997). However, if there is too much protein it

    can build up and clog the synapse, thus reducing memory recall. Usually the neurotransmitter calpain, found in

    calcium, keeps the buildup of protein down. So, inadequate dietary calcium means that too much protein can build up

    because there is not enough calpain to keep the synapses clean. Unfortunately, an excess of calcium in the diet also

    creates a problem because the calpain starts to interfere with proper neural transmissions. A drastic way to remove excess

    protein from the synapse is by electric shock. Acetylcholine, one type of neurotransmitter, is important for three reasons:

    it is necessary for activating REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, it keeps neural membranes in tact so that they dont

    become brittle and fall away, and it breaks down the excess build up of amyloid protein at the synapses found in

    Alzheimers patients (Robert Wurtham, director of the Clinical Research Center at Massachusetts Institute of


    Stress Erodes Memory

    Excessive stress and obesity produce an over-production of a complex set of stress hormones called glucocorticoids

    (cortisol being one example). Over exposure to glucocorticoids damages and destroys neurons in the brains hippocampus

    a region critical to learning and memory. One really good way to burn off excess cortisol is through exercise. So for

    those experiencing particularly high stress levels exercise is not only beneficial, it is necessary.

    What are the Characteristics of Memory?

    Sensory we remember things that involve our five senses. So, the more senses that getactivate, the easier it will be to recall.

    Intensity when something is more intensely funny, sexual, absurd, etc. it tends to standout in our memories.

    Outstanding things that are dull and unoriginal are more difficult to remember becausethere is nothing to distinguish them from all the other memories.

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    Emotional the amygdala a round, pea-sized part in the middle of the brain - acts as a gatekeeper, so when something happens that has high emotional content positive or negative

    the amygdale says, This is important! and we tend to remember it more easily.

    Survival the brain is wired for survival. This means that anything we perceive as importantto survival we will remember more easily. Its not just physical survival. Survival can include,

    emotional survival, psychological survival and financial survival. Personal importance we naturally remember things that interest us and that have some

    personal importance.

    Repetition the more often we recall information, the better we get at recalling on demand. First and last the brain most easily recalls things from the beginning and the ending of any

    session or lecture.

    What are the Keys to Memory?

    Pay attention often times the biggest problem is that peoples minds are not focused in themoment. Instead, they are thinking about something in the past of future.

    Visualization create a visual in your mind because the brain thinks in pictures andconcepts, not paragraphs.

    Associationfind something to connect the information tosimilar to word association. Ask,What does this remind me of?

    Imagination get creative when visualizing or making associations.Why do we forget?

    It could be that we never stored the information properly in the first place. It could be because there was not enough

    emotion or personal importance connected to the information to make it stick. It could be that it was so emotionally

    traumatic that the mind suppressed it in order to maintain normalcy.

    Why do we remember negative events?

    Whenever emotions are activated, especially strong emotions, the information or experience is entrenched into memory.

    Often times we tend to dwell on it, thereby rehearsing it and entrenching it even further. It is also easier to recall negative

    memories when we are in a bad mood. Why? Because we remember things in the state that we learned them so whenever

    you are feeling angry you will more easily recall other situations in which you were angry.

    The subconscious remembers everything

    If we were to compare the conscious mind with the subconscious, the conscious would measure about one foot long and

    the subconscious would be the length of a football field. The potential is enormous. So everything we experience can be

    stored. However, the conscious mind would get overloaded trying to process all the incoming bits of data on a daily basis.

    Instead, all the information goes into the subconscious for storage and we may never deal with it, except if the mind

    chooses to process it at night through dreams. Or, if we go for clinical hypnosis, through which a therapist assists in

    accessing information or memories the conscious mind has forgotten or repressed.

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    Copyright 2004 by Tonia E. Chrapko, B.Ed.,

    creator of the BRAINBOOSTER DVD series.

    All Rights Reserved.

    Learning Tips

    from the popularBRAINBOOSTER DVDprogram.

    Copyright 2004 by Tonia E. Chrapko, B.Ed.,

    creator of the BRAINBOOSTER DVD series.

    All Rights Reserved.

    1. Your brain loves color. Use colored pensgood quality, not gel pensor use colored paper. Color helps memory.

    2. Your brain can effectively focus and concentrate for up to 25 minutes (adults). Take a 10-minute break after every 20-

    30 minutes of studying. Go do some chores: rake the lawn, iron a shirt, vacuum. Come back after 10 minutes and do

    another focused, intense session.

    3. Your brain needs to be rested to learn fast and remember best. If you are tired take a 20-minute nap first otherwise you

    are wasting your study time.

    4. Your brain is like a motor: it needs fuel. You wouldnt put dirty fuel in your Lamborghini (if you had one) or you

    wouldnt put low quality fuel in a rocket, would you? Well, your brain is a much more valuable, intricate machine than

    either of those so feed it properly. Junk food and imitation food and all the chemicals and preservatives weaken both your

    body and your mind. In fact, a recent study in England showed that your IQ is affected by your diet.

    5. Your brain is like a sea of an electro-chemical activity. And both electricity and chemicals flow better in water. If you

    are dehydrated you just dont focus as well. Drink enough water (colored liqu idspop, juice, coffee, etc.are not the

    same). Often times headaches are connected to dehydration, too.

    6. Your brain loves questions. When you come up with questions in class or when reading a book, your brain

    automatically searches for answers, making the learning faster. A good question has more than one answer.

    7. Your brain and body have their own rhythm cycles: there are times during the day when you are more alert than others.

    You will save time learning if you study during your peak periods. If you have a part-time job that happens during your

    peak period you may wan to reconsider if it is wise to be giving your employer your best learning time.

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    8. Your brain and body communicate constantly. If your body is slouched down, the message the brain gets is that this is

    not important and so it doesnt pay as close attention. In any learning situation, sit up and lean forward to help keep your

    mind alert. Buy a good quality, adjustable office chair.

    9. Your brain is affected by smells. Use aromatherapy to keep your brain alert. Peppermint, lemon and cinnamon

    are good ones to experiment with.

    10. Your brain needs oxygen. Get out there and exercise.

    11. Your brain needs space. Be sure that you are not trying to study in a small cramped area.

    12. Your brain needs your space to be organized. One recent study showed that kids who grow up in tidy, organized

    homes do better academically. Why? Because by being trained to organize the outside environment, the brain learns to

    organize the internal knowledgewhich makes recall faster. Buy a 4-drawer legal-sized filing cabinet.

    13. Your brain cells in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that deals with putting information from short-term to long-

    term memory, are destroyed by cortisol, which is created when you are stressed. So, yes, stress affects memory. How do

    you get rid of cortisol? Exercise.

    14. Your brain doesnt know what you cant do until you tell it.

    What are you telling it? Listen to your self-talk. Stop the negativity. Replace it with more positive, encouraging talk.

    15. Your brain is like a muscle: it can be trained and strengthened, at any age. No excuses. Stop being a mental couch

    potato. Professional athletes practice every day; you can practice homework everyday. If you dont have any, make

    some up for yourself. Read ahead, reviewdo SOMETHING.

    16. Your brain needs repetition. It is better to do short frequent reviews than one long review because what counts is how

    many times your brain sees something, not how long is sees it in one sitting.

    17. Your brain can understand faster than you can read. Use a pencil or finger to lead your eyes. By doing so you help

    your eyes move more quickly.

    18. Your brain needs movement, especially if you are mostly a kinesthetic (body movement) learner instead of a visual or

    auditory learner. You might find your productivity go up if you have a standing desk. Buy one or make one by raising

    your desk/table on blocks. This allows you to move more easily and stay more alert.

    19. Your brain seeks patterns and connections. When you are learning something, ask yourself, What does this remind

    me of? This will also help your memory because it connects the new knowledge to something you already know.

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    20. Your brain loves fun. We learn in direct proportion to how much fun we are having. Learning is life. Live it up!

    Copyright 2004 by Tonia E. Chrapko, B.Ed.,

    creator of the BRAINBOOSTER DVD series.