Cinnamon Oil-This most ancient of spices was included in just about every prescription issued in ancient China. It was regarded as a tranquilizer, and as being good for depression. It may be of beneficial use for circulation, and killing viruses, bacteria and fungus. Great for boosting the immune system and providing blood flow throughout the body.
Clary Sage- Historically nicknamed "Clear eyes" as it was famous for it's ability to clear eye problems. Widely used for female complaints, sore throats and inflammation. Studies have shown this oil to reduce depression and anxiety.
Lavender- Lavender is a universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body and to work wherever there is a need. Benefits include easing anxiety, relaxing the body, helping alleviate conditions such as eczema and psoriases. Some of the properties of Lavender are that it is an anti depressant, antifungal, antispetic as well as a sedative.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree)- Is known for it's strong immune-building properties. Properties include Anitfungal, Anti infectious, Anti inflammatory, a strong decongestant for this with allergies. It is an enhancer and equalizer.
Peppermint- Antibacterial, Anticarcinogenic, Anti inflammatory. Possible uses include helping with anger, depression and fatique. Benefits the muscles, bones, respiratory system and skin. Wonderful for "hot flashes" or to cool the body on a hot day. It's cooling effect helps purify and stimulate the conscious mind. May aid with memory and mental performance.
Oregano- Antiparasitic, Antiseptic, antifungal. Oregano helps the immune system from colds and also benefits the respiratory system Aromatically helps strengthen ones feelings of security. Scent is described as Herbacious and sharp.
Lemon Grass- This oil may help with circulation, waking up the lymphatic system, getting the oxygen flowing, respiratory problems, headaches, tissue regeneration and water retention. Properties include antibacterial, what doterra deems as anticancer, anti- inflammatory and revitalizing. Helps the muscles and bones as well as the immune system. It promotes awareness and purification. It is a top note which scent includes a grassy, lemony, pungent, earthy and slightly bitter smell.
Tangerine- Highly antibacterial and antifungal. For calming and uplifting. It affects the body positively by encouraging emotional balance, reducing depression, boosting the immune system and encouraging healthy skin. It may help alleviate retention, cellulite reduction, helps with stimulating drainage of the lymphatic system. Tangerine can help soothe emotions such as anger, grief and shock.
Eucalyptus-Eucalyptus essential oil is effective for treating a number of respiratory problems including cold, cough, running nose, sore throat nasal congestion, and sinusitis. Eucalyptus oil is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and decongestant in nature, which makes it a good ingredient in many medicines that treat respiratory problems. A study published in Laryngoscope in 2004 shows its usefulness in treating nonbacterial sinusitis. One very important reason that many people use eucalyptus oil is that it creates a cooling and refreshing effect. Eucalyptus oil is stimulating, removes exhaustion and mental sluggishness and rejuvenates the spirits of people feeling sick. It can also be effective in the treatment of stress and mental disorders.
Patchouli- Influences calmness, sedation and reduces anxiety. For centuries Asian people used patchouli to fight infection, cool fevers, tone the skin and also to treat colds headaches, abdominal pain etc. This oil may possibly help with digesting toxins from the body. It may also help with acne, tightening loose skin, wrinkle prevention and weight reduction. This scent is earthy, herbaceous, sweet balsamic, rich, with woody undertones.
Jasmine- Known in India as the queen of the Night, women have treasured Jasmine for centuries for it's beautiful aphrodisiac- like fragrance. Symbolized for hope, happiness and love. This oil may help with hoarseness, lethargy, skin care, muscle spasms, menstrual pain, frigidity, respiratory conditions eczema, and labor pains among many others. On an emotional level, it helps to reduce anxiety, apathy, depression, indifference and relationship dilemmas. It produces a feeling of confidence, energy, euphoria and optimism. Apply to reflexes of the feet and directly on problem areas.
Orange- Orange is calming and uplifting to the mind and body. It's properties include Antidepressant, Antiseptic, digestive, sedative and Doterra deems this essential oil as an anticancer. This oil may help appetite, reduce anxiety, brighten up facial complexion, alleviate dermatitis, aid in relief of muscle soreness. Body systems that are affected are Digestive and Immune systems as well as emotion balance and skin.
Geranium- Historically Geranium oil has been used for inflammations, heavy menstrual flow, bone fractures, tumors and wounds. Other possible uses may be used for acne, eliminating toxins within the blood, depression, eczema, hormonal imbalance, insomnia etc. It is particularly good for oily skin and may even liven up pale skin. It's scent is sweet, green, citrus-rosy, fresh.
Ylang Ylang- an Emotionally balancing oil. Ylang Ylang is used to soothe skin and to promote shiny lustrous hair ( great addition to a scalp massage) It may help with stimulating the adrenal glands. Scent is sweet, heavy, tropical floral with spicy balsamic undertones.