A quick

guide to
Melani Kovač

Published by Aromadelavnice s.p.
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Copyright © 2011 by Melani Kovač
Title: “A quick guide to essential oils”
1. edition 2011
Book design and photographs: Melani Kovač
This book is intended as an informational guide. The material in this book is not meant to
take place of diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Any application
of the information in this book is at the reader’s sole discretion and risk.
Caution! Essential oils should never be taken by mouth unless prescribed by a medical
doctor, or a qualified practitioner who has trained to a medical standard. Essential oils
should only be applied to the skin diluted in a carrier oil, cream or gel.
All rights reserved. No part of these pages, either text or image may be used for any
purpose other than personal use. Therefore, reproduction, modification, storage in a
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KOVAČ, Melani
A quick guide to essential oils [Elektronski vir] / Melani Kovač. - 1st ed. - El. knjiga. Ljubljana : Aromadelavnice, 2011
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This book is dedicated to all my wonderful students and believers in the beauty of
nature.

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A special thank you goes to my husband, who supports all my ideas, work and soul.

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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Basil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Bergamot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Black Pepper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Camphor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Cardamom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Cedarwood, Atlas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Chamomile, German . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Chamomile, Roman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Cinnamon, Leaf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Clary sage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Clove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Coriander. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Cypress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Eucalyptus, Citriodora. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Eucalyptus, Dives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Eucalyptus, Globulus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Eucalyptus, Radiata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Everlasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Fennel, Sweet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Frankincense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Geranium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Ginger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Grapefruit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Hyssop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Jasmine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Juniper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Laurel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Lavandin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Lavender, Spike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Lavender, True. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
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Lemon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Lemongrass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Lime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Mandarin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Marjoram, Sweet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Melissa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Myrrh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Neroli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Niaouli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Nutmeg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Orange, Bitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Orange, Sweet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Oregano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Palmarosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Patchouli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Peppermint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Petitgrain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Pine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Ravensara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Rosemary, Camphor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Rosemary, Cineole. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Rosemary, Verbenone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Rosewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Sage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Sandalwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Tea tree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Thyme, Linalol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Thyme, Thymol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Vetiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Ylang Ylang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

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Introduction
This book came together by my fascination of essential oils and their wide specter of
application. After numerous workshops on the subject, I wanted to put it all together
in one place, for easy reference whether the user is a professional or every day curious
appreciator of nature.
In the descriptions you will find the common name of the essential oil as well as other
names it may be known as to help you with all the confusion, the ever useful Latin name
and the botanical family of the oil, including the countries of origin and parts of the
plant that are used. Besides the basic properties of each essential oil, I included explicit
physical and emotional uses as well as cautions. For the more precise blending you will
be happy to find the note for every mentioned essential oil and description of the scent
in addition to with which other essential oils it mixes well with. I am very pleased to
have gathered important information about different chemotypes and basic chemical
components, followed up by an easy to use visual graph for each mentioned essential
oil. Among other useful information, every essential oil described in the book has a
photograph to remind us where it all began.
So we covered clinical and psychological use of essential oils along with the basic
information for perfume making, but what about skin and cosmetics? The descriptions
also include the use of essential oils on different skin types.
This book is meant to be a guide to anyone with previous education in aromatherapy
as well as professional aromatherapists. Therefore, there will be no introduction or the
history of aromatherapy and how to use essential oils. It is also expected that you are
previously educated on how to safely and properly use, mix and dilute essential oils.
Enjoy!
Look out for the interactive version coming out soon!

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Common name: Chamomile, German
Also known as: Blue Chamomile,
Hungarian Chamomile, Wild Chamomile
Latin name: Matricaria recutita
Botanical family: Asteraceae
Countries of origin: Europe
Parts used: flowers
Properties: analgesic, antiallergenic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic,
antispasmodic, carminative, cicatrizant, cooling, digestive system tonic, nervous system
sedative, respiratory system sedative
Physical uses: acne, allergies, burns, dermatitis, ear infections, eczema, headache,
inflammation, menstrual pains, migraine, psoriasis, skin infections, skin problems,
stomachache
Emotional uses (positive): calmness, communication, empathy, organizability, patience,
relaxation, understanding
Emotional uses (overcoming): anger, emotional drama, frustration, hypersensitivity,
indifference, insomnia, irritability, moodiness, nervousness, PMS, resentment, stress,
temper
Skin type: broken capillaries, combination, dry, normal, sensitive
Scent: herbaceous, heavy
Note: middle to base
Combines with: bergamot, chamomile roman, clary sage, cypress, frankincense,
geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, neroli, niaouli, orange, pine, rose,
rosemary, sandalwood, tangerine, ylang ylang
Cautions: Should be used in less than 1% dilution. Do not use during pregnancy. There
are different types of Chamomile, be aware of which you are using and their properties.

Components:
20% alcohols (bisabolol)
0% aldehydes
0% esters
0% ketones
0% lactones
1% monoterpenes
35% oxides (bisabolol oxide)
0% phenols
9% remainder
35% sesquiterpenes (chamazulene, farnesene)
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Common name: Eucalyptus, Citriodora
Also known as: Lemon eucalyptus, Lemon
scented gum
Latin name: Eucalyptus citriodora
Botanical family: Myrtaceae
Countries of origin: Australia
Parts used: leaves
Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory,
antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, calming, insecticide, sedative, skin soother
Physical uses: arthritis, asthma, bug repellent, candida, cystitis, dandruff, fever, fungal
infections, high blood pressure, itching, mosquito bites, mosquito repellent, scabs, skin
fungal infections, sores, sore throat, vaginitis
Emotional uses (positive): balance, centering, change, comfort, concentration, creativity,
empathy, encouragement, enthusiasm, expression, freedom, harmony, optimism,
rationality, regeneration, trust, understanding, uplifting, vitality
Emotional uses (overcoming): confusion, disillusion, emotional crisis, emptiness,
loneliness, fear, mood swings, restlessness, stress
Skin type: Not used in facial cosmetics.
Scent: camphoraceous, fresh, lemony
Note: top
Combines with: cedarwood, cypress, juniper, lavender, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain,
pine, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme
Cautions: There are different types of Eucalyptus, be aware of which you are using and
their properties. Do not use during pregnancy or for children younger than the age of 3.

Components:
12% alcohols (citronellol, isopulegol)
80% aldehydes (citronellal)
3% esters (citronellyl acetate)
0% ketones
0% lactones
0% monoterpenes
1% oxides (1,8-cineole)
0% phenols
4% remainder
0% sesquiterpenes
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Common name: Eucalyptus, Radiata
Also known as: /
Latin name: Eucalyptus radiata
Botanical family: Myrtaceae
Countries of origin: Australia
Parts used: leaves
Properties: antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic,
antitussive, antiviral, central nervous system tonic, decongestant, expectorant, energizer,
immune stimulant, mucolytic
Physical uses: acne, asthma-like bronchitis, bronchitis, colds, coughs, cystitis, fatigue,
leucorrhoea, flue, respiratory problems, rheumatism, sinusitis, sinus infections, strains,
vaginitis, viral infections, wounds
Emotional uses (positive): concentration, centering, clarity, emotional balance, energy
balance, focus, rationality, support, uplifting
Emotional uses (overcoming): argumentativeness, emotional exhaustion, irrationality,
mood swings, nervous exhaustion, stress, temper
Skin type: acne
Scent: camphoraceous, fresh
Note: top
Combines with: basil, camphor, chamomile german, cypress, everlasting, frankincense,
geranium, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrtle, peppermint, pine,
rosemary, tea tree, thyme
Cautions: There are different types of Eucalyptus, be aware of which you are using and
their properties. Do not use during pregnancy, breast-feeding or for children.

Components:
2% alcohols (terpineol)
0% aldehydes
0% esters
0% ketones
0% lactones
3% monoterpenes (pinene)
95% oxides (1,8 cineole)
0% phenols
0% remainder
0% sesquiterpenes
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Common name: Everlasting
Also known as: Immortelle, Helichrysum
Latin name: Helichrysum italicum
Botanical family: Asteraceae
Countries of origin: Mediterranean
Parts used: flowers
Properties: antiallergenic, anti-bruising, anti-catarrhal, antidepressant, antiinflammatory, anti-phlebitis, antispasmodic, astringent, cicatrizant, hepatopancreatic
stimulant, mucolytic, regenerative, tonic for the nervous system
Physical uses: acne, arthritis, bacterial infections, bronchitis, bruises, bug bites, burns,
colds, colitis, coughs, cuts, fever, flu, fungal infections, headache, hepatitis, irritable bowel,
migraine, muscular aches, muscular pains, neuralgia, respiratory problems, rheumatism,
rhinopharyngitis, rosacea, scars, skin rashes, varicose veins, weakness, wounds
Emotional uses (positive): acceptance, awareness, balance, calmness, creativity,
gentleness, harmony, inner child, inner strength, intuition, meditation, patience,
perseverance, understanding
Emotional uses (overcoming): abuse, addiction, anger, bitterness, current emotional
trauma, depression, disorientation, emotional crisis, frustration, grief, hypersensitivity,
insecurity, irritability, lethargy, loneliness, mental exhaustion, moodiness, old emotional
wounds, overwork, resentment, stress, tension, tiredness
Skin type: combination, dry, dehydrated, normal, oily, sensitive
Scent: bittersweet, herbaceous, honey, rich, strong, warm
Note: base to middle
Combines with: bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile german, chamomile
roman, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon,
lime, mandarin, myrtle, orange, patchouli, palmarosa, pine, rose, rosemary, rosewood,
sandalwood, tangerine, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang
Cautions: Do not use during pregnancy, breast-feeding or for children younger than the
age of 3. Do not use for prolonged periods without consulting an aromatherapist.

Components:
2% alcohols (terpinen-4-ol)
0% aldehydes
5% esters (neryl acetate)
7% ketones (italidione)
0% lactones
36% monoterpenes (pinene)
2% oxides (1,8-cineole)
0% phenols
10% remainder
38% sesquiterpenes (curcumene)
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Common name: Laurel
Also known as: Bay
Latin name: Laurus nobilis
Botanical family: Lauraceae
Countries of origin: Mediterranean
Parts used: leaves
Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-neuralgic, antiseptic, antispasmodic,
antiviral, carminative tonic, expectorant, decongestant, diuretic, emmenagogue,
mucolytic, nervous system regulator, tonic, warming
Physical uses: acne, arthritis, bloating, bronchitis, chicken pox, colds, colic, colitis,
digestive fungal infections, dyspepsia, flatulence, flu, fluid retention, gingivitis,
gynecological fungal infections, loss of appetite, measles, muscular pains, neuritis,
pressure sores, psoriasis, rheumatism, slow digestion, sinusitis, skin fungal infections,
strains, varicose ulcers, virus infection
Emotional uses (positive): concentration, confidence, creativity, direction, fortitude,
inner vision, inspiration, intuition, positivity, protection, self-awareness, self-esteem,
uplifting
Emotional uses (overcoming): anxiety, lethargy, self-doubt
Skin type: Can irritate skin. Not used in facial cosmetics.
Scent: camphoraceous, herbaceous, fresh, sweet, warm
Note: middle to top
Combines with: bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, chamomile german, chamomile
roman, cinnamon, clove, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit,
juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, orange, petitgrain, rosemary, sage, tangerine,
thyme
Cautions: Should be used in less than 2% dilution. Do not use for prolonged periods
without consulting an aromatherapist. Can irritate skin. Do not use during pregnancy,
breast-feeding and children.

Components:
12% alcohols (linalol)
0% aldehydes
12% esters (terpinyl acetate)
1% ketones (undecanone)
0% lactones
26% monoterpenes (sabinene, pinene)
44% oxides (1,8 cineole)
1% phenols (eugenol)
4% remainder
0% sesquiterpenes
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Common name: Lavandin
Also known as: /
Latin name: Lavandula x intermedia
Botanical family: Lamiaceae
Countries of origin: Europe
Parts used: flowers
Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic,
antispasmodic, cicatrizant, insecticide, relaxant, sedative, tranquilizer
Physical uses: aches, arthritis, asthma, burns, cuts, headache, high blood pressure,
infections, inflammation, influenza, insect bites, insect stings, insomnia, migraine,
muscular contractures, muscular cramps, nausea, palpitations, pains, pressure sores,
rheumatism, scalds, sores, wounds
Emotional uses (positive): acceptance, awareness, calmness, clarity, comfort,
compassion, concentration, emotional balance, gentleness, harmony, inner peace,
reconciliation, security, vitality
Emotional uses (overcoming): anxiety, apprehension, burnout, conflict, depression, fear,
frustration, insecurity, irritability, mental exhaustion, mood swings, nervous tension,
nervousness, obsession, PMS, shyness, stress, shock, tension, trauma, worry
Skin type: acne, normal, oily
Scent: camphoraceous, herbaceous, floral, fresh, sweet
Note: middle
Combines with: bergamot, black pepper, camphor, cedarwood, chamomile german,
chamomile roman, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper,
lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lime, mandarin, neroli, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, pine,
rosemary, sage, tangerine, thyme
Cautions: Lavandin is the hybrid of different types of lavender and is slightly more
antiseptic than True Lavander. There are different Lavandin types, be aware of which one
you are using and its properties. Do not use during pregnancy or for children younger
than the age of 3.

Components:
45% alcohols (linalol)
0% aldehydes
30% esters (linalyl acetate)
10% ketones (camphor)
0% lactones
6% monoterpenes
5% oxides
0% phenols
3% remainder
1% sesquiterpenes
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Common name: Neroli
Also known as: Orange blossom
Latin name: Citrus aurantium amara
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Countries of origin: South Asia
Parts used: flowers
Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic,
aphrodisiac, cicatrizant, cooling, deodorant, digestive, immune stimulant, nervous system
tonic, nervous system sedative
Physical uses: birthing, bronchitis, colitis, dermatitis, diarrhea, fatigue, hemorrhoids,
menopausal problems, menstrual cramps, poor circulation, physical pain, skin problems,
shock, varicose veins
Emotional uses (positive): calmness, completeness, happiness, joy, regeneration, inner
peace, understanding, uplifting
Emotional uses (overcoming): anxiety, depression, emotional imbalances, fear, hysteria,
insomnia, longing, menopausal problems, nervous tension, panic, PMS, sadness, sorrow,
stress
Skin type: combination, dry, mature, normal, oily, sensitive, wrinkles
Scent: bittersweet, citrus, exotic, floral, rich, sensual, warm
Note: middle
Combines with: bergamot, chamomile german, chamomile roman, clary sage, coriander,
frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin,
orange, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, tangerine, ylang ylang
Cautions: Neroli is an expensive essential oil and is often falsified or adulterated.

Components:
40% alcohols (linalol, geraniol, nerolidol)
2% aldehydes
14% esters (linalyl acetate, geranyl acetate)
1% ketones
0% lactones
35% monoterpenes (pinene, limonene)
0% oxides
0% phenols
8% remainder
0% sesquiterpenes
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Common name: Sage
Also known as: Common sage
Latin name: Salvia officinalis
Botanical family: Lamiaceae
Countries of origin: Mediterranean
Parts used: flowers
Properties: abortive, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic,
antiviral, astringent, diuretic, decongestant, expectorant, hypertensive, mucolytic,
stimulant, tonic
Physical uses: angina, arthritis, bacterial infections, bronchitis, candida, catarrh, cellulite,
fibrositis, flu, genital herpes, herpes, irregular menstrual periods, low blood pressure,
meningitis, menstrual cramps, edema, pains, poor circulation, psoriasis, rheumatism,
sprains, sores, sore throat, thrush, toothache
Emotional uses (positive): concentration, courage, grounding, motivation, perseverance,
safety, self-awareness, strength, vitality
Emotional uses (overcoming): anxiety, emotional pain, lethargy, mental fatigue, nervous
debility, nervousness, nervous tension, stress, PMS, worry
Skin type: Can irritate skin. Not used in facial cosmetics.
Scent: camphoraceous, herbaceous, powerful, sharp
Note: top to middle
Combines with: basil, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile german, chamomile roman,
cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime,
mandarin, orange, petitgrain, pine, tangerine, tea tree, thyme
Cautions: Stops milk production. Do not use during pregnancy, breast-feeding or for
children, people with high blood pressure or epilepsy. Do not confuse with Clary Sage
(salvia sclarea) or Spanish Sage (salvia lavendulaefolia). There are different types of Sage,
be aware of which one you are using and their properties. Do not use without consulting
an aromatherapist.

Components:
8% alcohols (linalol)
10% aldehydes
3% esters
35% ketones (thujone, camphor)
0% lactones
20% monoterpenes (pinene)
8% oxides (1,8 cineole)
3% phenols
1% remainder
12% sesquiterpenes
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Common name: Thyme, Thymol
Also known as: Red Thyme
Latin name: Thymus vulgaris, thymol
Botanical family: Lamiaceae
Countries of origin: Mediterranean
Parts used: flowers
Properties: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic,
antiviral, aperitif, carminative, digestive, expectorant, antifungal, immune stimulant,
mental stimulant, mucolytic, parasiticide, stimulant, tonic
Physical uses: acne, anemia, arthritis, asthma, bacterial infections, bronchitis, cystitis,
flatulence, flu, influenza, lethargy, lung infections, poor circulation, respiratory
inflammation, hair loss, respiratory spasms, rheumatism, sciatica, sinusitis, sores,
tonsillitis, urinary infections, viral infections, worms, wounds
Emotional uses (positive): alertness, balance, calmness, centering, concentration,
courage, focus, fortitude, tolerance, strength, supportiveness, warmth
Emotional uses (overcoming): anxiety, depression, fear, insomnia, lethargy, indirection,
intellectual exhaustion, nervous debility, overworking, pessimism, self-doubt, stress,
withdrawal
Skin type: Can irritate skin. Not used in facial cosmetics.
Scent: herbaceous, spicy, warm
Note: middle to top
Combines with: basil, bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium,
grapefruit, hyssop, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, myrtle, orange, palmarosa, pine,
petitgrain, rosemary, tangerine
Cautions: Can irritate skin. Do not use during pregnancy, breast-feeding or for children,
people with high blood pressure or epilepsy. There are many types of Thyme, be aware of
which one you are using and their properties.

Components:
41% alcohols (borneol, terpineol)
0% aldehydes
2% esters (benzyl acetate)
1% ketones (camphor)
0% lactones
24% monoterpenes (camphene, pinene)
1% oxides (caryophyllen epoxyde)
17% phenols (carvacrol, thymol)
5% remainder
9% sesquiterpenes (caryophyllene)
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Index
A
abuse 25, 28, 32, 33, 41, 49
acceptance 11, 20, 25, 27, 31, 35, 36, 37, 44, 53, 57, 63
aches 10, 12, 17, 25, 29, 33, 35, 37, 39, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 67
acne 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 46, 48, 49, 51,
52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67
addiction 8, 25, 47, 49, 67
agitation 27, 28, 36, 37, 41, 42, 50, 67
alcoholism 29, 40
alertness 18, 30, 40, 65, 66
allergies 14, 15, 43
analgesic 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47,
50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 68
anger 10, 14, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 42, 54, 57, 67, 68
angina 26, 29, 62
antiallergenic 14, 25
antibacterial 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42,
43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 59, 61, 62, 65, 66
anti-catarrhal 10, 12, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31, 33, 36, 46, 58, 59, 60
antidepressant 9, 17, 19, 25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43, 45, 49, 52, 54, 56, 57, 61, 63, 68
antiemetic 8, 10, 12, 29
antifungal 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 51, 52,
55, 56, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67
antihypertensive 21, 43
anti-infectious 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 20, 27, 30, 31, 33, 37, 38, 40, 46, 50, 51, 55, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67
anti-inflammatory 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33,
35, 37, 39, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68
antimicrobial 21, 23, 24, 37, 38, 39, 44
anti-phlebitis 25
antiseptic 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37,
38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65,
66, 67, 68
antispasmodic 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 41, 42, 45,
47, 49, 51, 53, 54, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68
antiviral 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 28, 30, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 49, 50, 52,
53, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66
anxiety 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48,
49, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68
apathy 8, 10, 12, 29, 30, 38, 53
aphrodisiac 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, 29, 32, 45, 47, 52, 56, 57, 61, 63, 67, 68
appetite 9, 10, 19, 29, 31, 34, 67
apprehension 27, 28, 35, 36, 37
arthritis 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40, 44, 47, 50, 53, 54, 55, 58,
59, 62, 66, 67

asthma 15, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 31, 35, 36, 37, 40, 42, 43, 44, 50, 54, 55, 57, 60, 66
astringent 13, 16, 17, 20, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48, 52, 53, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62,
63
athlete’s foot 28, 39, 44, 50
awareness 15, 25, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 55, 58, 59, 60, 62
B
bactericidal 11, 37
balance 9, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51,
52, 56, 57, 65, 66, 67
bedwetting 20
belching 26
bitterness 25, 32, 38
bleeding 20, 28
bloating 10, 19, 26, 31, 34, 39
blood pressure
high 21, 30, 31, 35, 37, 41, 42, 43, 49, 58, 59, 60, 62, 65, 66, 68
low 18, 31, 53, 55, 58, 59, 60, 62
bronchitis 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33, 34, 36, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46,
49, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 57, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66
bug 21, 25
burnout 8, 9, 12, 27, 29, 33, 35, 36, 37, 48, 49
burns 14, 15, 18, 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 37, 46, 63
C
calming 9, 21, 41, 51, 61
calmness 11, 14, 15, 17, 22, 25, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 51, 56, 57, 63, 65, 66,
67, 68
candida 21, 44, 62, 64
capillaries, broken 14, 15, 20, 28, 31, 38, 57
carminative 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 34, 38, 39, 41, 43, 44, 47, 49, 52, 53, 66
catarrh 11, 13, 29, 55, 59, 62, 63
cellulite 13, 22, 26, 28, 30, 33, 38, 39, 40, 41, 59, 62
centering 21, 23, 24, 28, 56, 65, 66, 67
cephalic 8, 12, 19, 42, 61
change 20, 21, 51
chicken pox 28, 34, 46, 53, 56
cicatrizant 14, 25, 27, 28, 31, 35, 37, 44, 45, 51, 52, 54, 57
circulation, poor 10, 13, 16, 20, 29, 40, 45, 47, 58, 59, 61, 62, 65, 66, 68
circulatory regulation 17, 38, 42, 48
clarity 8, 12, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 46, 50, 52, 53, 56, 58, 59, 60, 64
colds 8, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 49, 50,
53, 55, 56, 58, 59, 61, 63, 64
cold sores 9, 64
colic 10, 12, 34, 36, 37, 43
colitis 9, 16, 20, 25, 28, 33, 34, 45, 65
comfort 10, 13, 20, 21, 27, 28, 32, 35, 36, 37, 47, 57, 63
communication 14, 26, 28, 52
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concentration 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 46,
50, 53, 56, 58, 59, 60, 62, 64, 65, 66
confidence 9, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 29, 30, 32, 34, 42, 46, 48, 49, 50, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60,
61, 64, 68
confusion 7, 8, 10, 12, 17, 21, 28, 29, 31, 38, 39, 54, 79
constipation 9, 26, 29, 30, 41, 47, 48, 49, 54, 57, 68
contentment 20, 57
contractures, muscular 35, 37, 68
cooling 14, 22, 30, 43, 45, 51, 52, 53, 54, 63, 67, 68
cooperation 15, 19, 30
coughs 8, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 36, 42, 44, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59,
61, 63
courage 12, 20, 26, 27, 29, 42, 44, 49, 50, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66
cramps 8, 13, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 42, 45, 55, 62, 68
creativity 17, 19, 21, 25, 26, 29, 34, 48, 49, 52, 53, 54, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61
cuts 15, 18, 25, 35, 36, 37, 40, 46, 64
cystitis 9, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 33, 51, 59, 63, 66, 68
D
dandruff 13, 21, 33, 37, 52, 58, 59, 60, 64
decongestant 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31, 34, 37, 46, 52, 53, 55, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64
deodorant 9, 20, 37, 39, 45, 54
depression 9, 11, 15, 16, 17, 25, 28, 30, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 52, 54, 55,
56, 57, 60, 61, 63, 66, 67, 68
dermatitis 14, 15, 23, 37, 44, 45, 51, 52
despair 27, 57
diarrhea 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 28, 29, 43, 44, 45, 52
digestion 10, 31, 34
digestive 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 26, 29, 30, 31, 34, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50,
51, 52, 53, 54, 66
direction 12, 20, 29, 31, 34, 38, 55
disorientation 10, 25, 58, 59, 60, 67
diuretic 9, 12, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 38, 52, 55, 58, 59, 62
doubt 8, 19, 29, 30, 34, 38, 65, 66
dysmenorrhoea 8
dyspepsia 9, 34, 36, 42
E
eczema 9, 13, 14, 15, 28, 31, 33, 37, 43, 44, 50, 51, 52, 55, 63, 65, 67
emmenagogue 20, 34, 43, 57, 59
emotional balance 9, 15, 23, 24, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 46, 50, 51
emotional blockages 10, 26, 67
emotional
confusion 17
drama 14
stability 15, 27, 61
trauma 25, 41
wounds 25
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empathy 14, 21, 29
emptiness 9, 21, 33, 41, 57
encouragement 21, 29, 31
enthusiasm 8, 12, 19, 21, 51, 68
epileptic attacks 17
estrogen-like 17, 26
exhaustion
emotional 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 33, 58, 59, 60
mental 10, 25, 29, 30, 35, 36, 37, 38, 51
nervous 16, 19, 22, 23, 24, 30, 32, 33, 39, 40, 42, 51, 55, 58, 59, 60, 61
expectorant 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31, 34, 36, 41, 44, 46, 50, 53, 55, 56, 58,
59, 60, 62, 64, 66
expression 21, 26, 28
expressiveness 19, 54
F
fatigue 8, 10, 11, 12, 17, 19, 20, 24, 28, 29, 31, 33, 38, 39, 40, 45, 46, 47, 48, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58,
59, 60, 61, 62, 65
mental 8, 12, 17, 19, 31, 47, 53, 54, 56, 61, 62
fear 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 45, 46, 57, 65, 66, 67
febrifuge 10, 39, 51, 53
fever 9, 11, 21, 22, 23, 25, 38, 39, 40, 52
flatulence 8, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 29, 34, 42, 47, 48, 53, 66
flu 10, 11, 16, 22, 23, 25, 30, 31, 34, 36, 38, 39, 40, 48, 49, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62, 66
fluid retention 13, 26, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 41, 49
focus 13, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 38, 39, 40, 42, 46, 47, 50, 64, 65, 66
fortitude 12, 13, 26, 27, 29, 34, 44, 58, 59, 60, 65, 66
freedom 21, 23, 29, 57
frigidity 18, 29, 32, 52, 56, 57, 68
frustration 10, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 35, 36, 37, 42, 68
G
gas 10, 12, 19, 26, 28, 42, 49
generosity 16, 20, 30
gentleness 15, 25, 35, 36, 37, 41, 43
gout 8, 33, 47, 58, 59, 60
grief 9, 11, 15, 20, 25, 27, 28, 30, 41, 43, 44, 47, 57
grounding 17, 62, 67
guilt 17, 30, 32, 33, 47, 55, 57, 68
gum cauterization 18
H
hair loss 13, 66
hangovers 29
harmony 9, 21, 25, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 54, 63
headache 10, 12, 14, 17, 22, 25, 30, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 50, 53, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 67,
68
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hemorrhoids 17, 20, 28, 33, 38, 44, 45, 46, 52, 63, 64
hemostatic 16, 28, 57
hepatic drainage 22
hepatitis 8, 11
herpes 11, 18, 28, 40, 52, 56, 62
hiccoups 12
hormone-like 20, 55
hostility 17, 18, 42
hot flashes 17
hyper-activity 68
hypersensitivity 13, 14, 25, 28
hypochondria 50, 64
hypotensive 37, 68
hysteria 15, 37, 42, 45
I
imagination 19, 28
immune deficiency 11, 31
immune stimulant 8, 11, 18, 19, 24, 27, 30, 31, 36, 38, 45, 46, 50, 51, 53, 61, 64, 65, 66, 67
impetigo 28, 52
impotence 16, 18, 29, 52, 57, 63
indecision 8, 10, 17, 38, 52, 58, 59, 60
infections
digestive tract 19
ear 14, 15, 61
fungal 13, 18, 21, 25, 27, 28, 34, 36, 44, 50, 51, 52, 63, 64
genital 13
intestinal 18
respiratory 13, 16, 18, 19, 37, 46, 54, 61
skin 9, 14, 23, 28, 40, 50, 54, 57, 60, 63
urinary 8, 13, 16, 18, 33, 37, 64, 65, 66
inflammation 14, 15, 17, 35, 36, 37, 53, 64, 66
influenza 10, 19, 29, 31, 35, 36, 37, 53, 64, 66
inner peace 11, 15, 18, 20, 22, 33, 35, 36, 37, 41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 57, 63
insecticide 20, 21, 23, 26, 35, 37, 39, 43, 52
insecurity 25, 28, 35, 36, 37, 51, 63, 68
insomnia 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 19, 27, 29, 35, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 54, 56, 57, 61, 63,
65, 66, 67, 68
inspiration 11, 17, 18, 27, 30, 32, 34, 41, 58, 59, 60, 61, 64
introversion 16, 54
intuition 17, 25, 27, 28, 32, 34
invigoration 12, 16, 38, 52
irrationality 10, 13, 23, 24, 28, 38, 54
irritability 14, 15, 19, 25, 27, 28, 30, 35, 36, 37, 38, 42, 50, 67
irritable bowel 25, 37
isolation 20, 33
itching 21, 37

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J
jealousy 20, 32, 51, 57, 68
jet lag 29, 30, 39, 61
joy 9, 19, 30, 32, 38, 45, 49, 54, 68
L
laryngitis 10, 23, 27, 32, 36, 53, 55, 64
laxative 9, 38
lethargy 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 25, 28, 32, 33, 34, 38, 42, 43, 50, 52, 53, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66
lipolytic 22, 58, 59, 60
loneliness 9, 21, 25, 29, 39, 41, 42, 63
loss 9, 13, 20, 29, 33, 34, 42, 44, 66
M
measles 28, 34
meditation 11, 25, 27, 33, 36, 37, 61, 63
melancholy 8, 15, 17, 31, 55
memory 19, 38
menopause 17, 26
menstrual
bleeding 20, 28
disorders 20
lack of menstrual cycle 17
pains 14, 15, 17, 20, 27, 33, 37, 42, 50, 57
problems 15, 26, 32, 43, 63, 67
mental clarity 12
migraine 14, 15, 17, 19, 25, 30, 35, 36, 37, 43, 50, 53
mononucleosis 11, 56
moodiness 14, 25, 28, 30
mood swings 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 35, 36, 37, 50, 52
motivation 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 19, 26, 29, 51, 57, 61, 62
mucolytic 22, 23, 24, 25, 34, 44, 58, 59, 60, 62, 66
muscular stiffness 19, 42
N
nausea 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 26, 29, 30, 35, 36, 37, 43, 47, 49, 50, 53, 68
negativity 22, 33, 47
nervousness 11, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 26, 27, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41, 43, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 61,
62, 67
nervous tension 13, 15, 27, 31, 35, 36, 37, 38, 45, 50, 56, 62, 63
neuralgia 11, 19, 23, 25, 28, 53
nightmares 17, 37, 63
O
obsession 13, 17, 35, 36, 37, 42, 49
optimism 19, 21, 23, 29, 32, 54
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over thinking 12, 15, 19, 26, 42, 44, 47, 48, 52
overwork 11, 12, 25, 28, 53, 58, 59, 60, 61, 67
P
pains 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 42, 47, 50, 51,
53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 67
menstrual 14, 15, 17, 20, 27, 33, 37, 42, 50, 57
muscular 10, 25, 29, 30, 33, 34, 39, 42, 47, 53, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 67
palpitations 26, 35, 37, 41, 42, 54, 60, 68
panic 17, 27, 36, 37, 45, 68
parasiticide 64, 66
patience 14, 20, 25, 57
perseverance 25, 26, 42, 55, 62
persistence 13, 52
photosensitive 9, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 49
PMS 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 28, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 41, 42, 45, 57, 61, 62, 67
positivity 8, 11, 30, 34, 43, 44, 48, 49, 64
pressure 18, 20, 21, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 49, 51, 53, 54, 55, 58, 59, 60, 62, 65,
66, 68
prostate, congested 8
prostatic decongestion 20
protection 27, 28, 31, 33, 34, 39
psoriasis 9, 14, 15, 28, 34, 36, 37, 46, 50, 51, 55, 62, 65
purpose 2, 8, 12, 29
R
rashes 20, 25
rationality 21, 23, 24, 56
refreshing 12, 38, 39, 40, 41, 58, 59, 60
relaxation 14, 15, 54
repellent 12, 21, 23, 52, 53
repression 9, 27, 32
reproductive system 57, 68
resentment 8, 14, 25, 38
respiratory system 11, 14
restlessness 21, 27, 32, 39, 43, 44, 51
revitalization 17, 43
rheumatism 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 40,
42, 47, 50, 53, 54, 55, 58, 59, 60, 62, 65, 66, 67
rhinopharyngitis 25
rosacea 15, 20, 25, 28, 37, 38, 60
rubifacient 10, 38
S
scars 25, 27, 31, 61
seborrhea 9, 13, 60
security 19, 28, 35, 36, 37, 67
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sedative 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 31, 32, 35, 37, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 52, 54, 56, 57,
61, 63, 65, 67, 68
self-assurance 18
self-doubt 29, 30, 34, 65, 66
self-esteem 34, 63, 67
self-expression 26
selfishness 13, 49, 63
self-pity 12
self-worth 33, 58, 59, 60, 67
sensitivity 20, 32, 63
sensuality 28, 32, 52, 57, 63, 68
serenity 15, 63
sexual debility 10
shingles 11
shyness 8, 29, 35, 36, 37, 57, 68
sincerity 19, 27, 33, 42
sinusitis 11, 18, 22, 23, 24, 27, 31, 34, 36, 40, 42, 46, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 59, 60, 64, 65, 66
skin problems 9, 14, 15, 27, 28, 32, 45, 48, 49, 52
sores 9, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 34, 35, 36, 37, 51, 52, 54, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66
sore throat 9, 17, 21, 31, 38, 39, 40, 44, 46, 50, 53, 55, 56, 62, 63, 65
sorrow 20, 43, 44, 45
spasms
digestive 8, 37
gut 12, 29
gynaecologic 68
muscular 17, 37, 54, 58
spontaneity 19, 30
stability 12, 13, 15, 20, 27, 28, 29, 54, 55, 58, 59, 60, 61, 67
stimulant, digestive 10, 17, 26
stimulation 18, 63
stomachache 12, 14
stomachic 12, 41, 42, 49, 50, 52, 53
strains 10, 24, 29, 34, 42
strength 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 25, 26, 27, 29, 33, 38, 43, 46, 48, 49, 50, 54, 58, 59, 60, 61,
62, 64, 65, 66, 67
stress 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36,
37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 67, 68
structure 20, 58, 59, 60
sweating 20, 39, 54, 55
T
temper 14, 15, 23, 24
tendinitis 8, 53
tension 9, 12, 13, 15, 17, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 42, 45, 50, 52, 56, 62, 63, 68
tonic 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41,
43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68
central nervous system 9, 17, 24, 63, 65
digestive system 14, 41, 49
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lymphatic 13
sexual 63, 68
toothache 10, 16, 18, 29, 62
tranquility 11, 17, 27, 28, 41, 44, 47, 63
tranquilizer 9, 19, 35, 37, 41, 42
trust 8, 18, 20, 21, 55
U
ulcers 22, 23, 27, 33, 34, 36, 37, 44, 49
understanding 14, 15, 20, 21, 25, 45, 52
uplifting 11, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 45, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 56,
58, 59, 60, 61, 64, 68
V
vaginitis 21, 22, 24, 51
varicose veins 20, 25, 28, 37, 38, 45, 46, 52, 63, 64
vasoconstrictor 20, 53
vitality 21, 23, 31, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 53, 62
vomiting 15, 47, 49
vulnerability 19, 32
W
warming 10, 12, 29, 33, 34, 42, 47, 50, 58
warts 16, 38, 50, 64
weakness 25, 33, 38
willpower 20, 29, 33
wisdom 20, 27, 33, 57, 63, 67
withdrawal 31, 33, 42, 49, 65, 66
worry 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 27, 28, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 42, 47, 48, 49, 52, 55, 61, 62, 63, 64
wounds 9, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31, 35, 36, 37, 44, 46, 50, 51, 52, 54, 57, 65, 66, 67
wrinkles 17, 26, 27, 28, 38, 44, 45, 48, 49, 51, 52, 57, 60, 61, 63

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In this book you will find the common name of the essential oil as well as other names it may
be known as to help you with all the confusion, the ever useful Latin name and the botanical
family of the oil, including the countries of origin and parts of the plant that are used.
Besides the basic properties of each essential oil, explicit physical and emotional uses are
included as well as cautions. For the more precise blending you will be pleased to find the
note for every mentioned essential oil and description of the scent in addition to with which
other essential oils it mixes well with.
I am very pleased to have gathered important information about different chemotypes and
basic chemical components, followed up by an easy to use visual graph for each mentioned
essential oil. Among other useful information, every essential oil described in the book has
a photograph to remind us where it all began.

Melani Kovač is a practicing aromatherapist with numerous workshops and lectures
behind her. She is very passionate about her work and promotes aromatherapy at every
opportunity whether by writing professional columns, public lectures or introducing
aromatherapy to a wider public on TV shows. She is currently working on an interactive
computer program for aromatherapy.

ISBN 978-961-269-489-0

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