Birch Essential Oil

Birch essential oilBirch essential oil has a powerful and penetrating aroma with many useful properties including being an antiseptic, analgesic, diuretic and sudorific.

It blends well with Chamomile, Ginger, Lavender and Thyme essential oils among others and was often used in the perfume industry.

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Elemi Essential Oil

Elemi essential oilElemi essential oil is distilled from the tree bark of the elemi tree originating from the Philippines.

It is a useful expectorant to help ease lung problems such as coughs and excess mucous in the lungs. It has a grounding and calming effect on the mind.

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Lavandin Essential Oil

LavandinLavandin is a hybrid plant produced from true lavender and spike lavender. It produces a much higher yield, making it a less expensive essential oil than the other two.

It can be very effective for healing skin conditions such as dermatitis and can help with scarring. Great for stuffy noses and coughs due to its expectorant properties.

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Anise-Star Essential Oil

Anise StarAnise-Star Essential Oil has a rather penetrating and pungent aroma, similar to liquorice. It should be used sparingly as it is a very potent essential oil and not often used in the practice of Aromatherapy.

It has great carminative properties so is useful for all sorts of digestive problems including feelings of nausea, flatulence and constipation.

It is generally best to avoid using Anise-Star essential oil in any natural skin care recipes due to its potency.

You can find more information about Anise-Star here.

Tagetes Essential Oil

Tagetes
Tagetes essential oil can be useful as a natural insecticide in the garden. It can also help to heal skin infections from wounds and cuts.

A very powerful oil, Tagetes should only be used in moderation.

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Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood
With its beautiful lingering aroma, Sandalwood essential oil is a popular addition to many perfumes. It also has a wonderfully balancing effect on the skin and is moisturizing and softening for aging skins.

For many more of its excellent properties, find the full profile for Sandalwood Essential Oil here.

Cumin Essential Oil

Cumin
A very popular spice in cooking, Cumin essential oil has some wonderful properties too. It is a very uplifting and stimulating essential oil and is great when you’re feeling tired and worn out.

Cumin Essential Oil can also help with various digestive problems and can ease heavy menstruation.

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Parsley Essential Oil

Parsley
Parsley Essential Oil has many healing benefits and is also excellent for the skin, especially aging skin. It makes a wonderful addition to a homemade hand cream.

Parsley Essential Oil is a powerful diuretic therefore can be useful for cellulite. It can also help with poor digestion as well as a sluggish circulation.

For many of its other great properties, you can find the full profile for Parsley Essential Oil here.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Carrot Seed

Carrot Seed essential oil is excellent for aging skin, improving dryness and helping to manage wrinkles. Many skin conditions can benefit from using this oil including eczema, psoriasis, ulcers and wounds.

It is great for detoxifying the liver and is also useful as a carminative by controlling flatulence.

For many of its other useful properties, you can find the full profile for Carrot Seed Essential Oil here.

Spearmint Essential Oil

Spearmint

Spearmint essential oil is wonderfully uplifting and refreshing making it a perfect essential oil to revive a weary mind. It can help ease headaches, is great for digestive issues, and also has positive effects on the reproductive organs.

It makes a great addition to this softening lip balm recipe.

See the full profile for Spearmint Essential Oil for many of its other useful properties.