Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) is native to the northeastern United States containing rich green fragrant pine needles and conical shapes. These trees are often the most fragrant of "Christmas trees". The deep, sweet richness of this conifer therapeutically is incredibly helpful for supporting the lungs and respiratory system and for lifting the spirit.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) the literal translation in Greek is “royal/kingly plant”. Distilled from the leaves and flowering tops, it has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties which encourages release of tension and tightness, while relaxing the nervous system.
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), a century old tropical spice, native to India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Madagascar, the oil is steam-distilled from the unripe berries of this long woody vine. It is energizing, stimulating and warming, supports healthy circulation and provides comfort to sore, overworked muscles.
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) Extracted from the seed, it is warm and stimulating to the body, and helps to boost the digestive system while aiding in the healthy support of the stomach, such as proper secretion of gastric juices, acids and bile. It is also known to stimulate circulation and contains antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) From distilled flowering tops and velvety heart shaped leaves, it is recognized therapeutically as a hormone balancer for women and aids in supporting difficult periods and uterine cramps. Some of the properties are known to be sedative, antifungal, and anticonvulsant.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata) One of 900 species of eucalyptus, this particular tree commonly known as Narrow Leaf or Forth River Peppermint is therapeutically the most potent and has been used to help clear the lungs. The oil distilled from the leaf and young twigs, therapeutically provide antiviral, antifungal, decongestant, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) energetically supports a feeling of calm, strength, great for hormonal imbalance during a woman's cycle: menstruation, menopause, clears heat and inflammation from the body, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. medicinally used to treat ulcers in folk remedy medicine.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Produced from the rhizome (underground stem) of the tropical flowering herbaceous plant, the root is both pungent and aromatic, and the therapeutic property is known as gingerol and offers support to the digestive system.
Helichrysum Blend (Helichrysum gymnocephalum and Helichrysum bractiferum), also referred to as Immortelle, is distilled in South Africa, from its flowers and flowering tops. It is revered for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, thus effective for healing deep tissue wounds and bruises.
Jatamansi or Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) distilled from sustainably harvested roots in the forests of Nepal, is beneficial for calming an overly active mind, brings tranquility to the subconscious, and supports dreaming and creativity.
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) Distilled from the flowering tops of deep purple flowers, it contains anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, and nervine, sedative effects. It is known as the “swiss army knife” of essential oils in aromatherapy, due to its multifaceted ways in which it can be therapeutically used. Known during ancient civilizations of the Greeks and Romans, it was used as part of protection during the plague in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. In Egypt, lavender was used as part of the mummification process discovered within the pyramids.
Marjoram (Origanum majorana) Origanum is derived from two Greek words, oros (mountain) and ganos (joy), its distilled leaf is highly recognized as an analgesic and antispasmodic offers relaxation to tense muscles. The plant historically has been used during rites of passage, at weddings and funerals, to bring about happiness. In ancient Egypt, marjoram was used in healing, disinfecting, and preserving.
Mugwort (Artemisia alba), a "witches' herb" of choice according to folklore medicine and history is therapeutically effective as an antispasmodic, antiseptic, nervine, tonic (uterine, womb), emmenagogue-- helpful for periods, cramps, headaches associated with the menstrual cycle and menopausal symptoms. It also is a good digestive aid, mugwort tea can help regulate abnormal flow of digestive juices.
Wild Orange (Citrus sinensis) cold pressed from the citrus peels of the orange rinds, it is known to be brightening to the olfactory senses while stimulating, offering digestive and immune support. It is high in antioxidants and has uplifting benefits to both mind and body, containing anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant properties. Cold pressing is an extraction process that dates back to the 1500s and used therapeutically. It's benefits helps relieve anxiety, depression creating an uplift in the mind and heart. Aromatically it is also an effective deodorizer and purifer of the air, while also helpful as an antibacterial and disinfectant in cleaning agents.
Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) or “Holy Wood”, is used in South America among indigenous cultures in shamanic ritual to purify space, meditation, and to calm the spirit. Therapeutically, it is a nervine, sedative, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, immune-supportive, and anti-inflammatory. The resin is ethically wildcrafted from naturally fallen trees and branches that must lie dead for 5-10 years before they are harvested, and lay on the forest floor another 5-10 years before resin is ready for extraction from the dead wood.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Distilled from aerial parts of the flowering plant, its bright and minty aroma provides a cooling, invigorating and antiseptic effect to the senses. Highly versatile in nature due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, it aids in support and relief of the respiratory, digestive, and musculoskeletal system. Historically, the use of peppermint can be found across many traditions and cultures such in ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. It is said to be found in several Egyptian tombs and pyramids as far back as 1000BC . In Greek mythology, the nymph Mentha was transformed into an herb by Pluto who had fallen in love with her and wanted people to appreciate her for years to come.
Petitgrain Sur Fleurs (Citrus aurantium Amara) distilled from the flowering orange blossoms of the bitter orange tree, aides in reducing anxiety and tonifies the nervous system. Therapeutically, it is a sedative, anti-depressant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious.
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) Also known as Scots Pine, received its name as it once formed most of the Caledonian Forest of the Scottish Highland. Oil from the distilled pine needles contain antibacterial, antiseptic, decongestant, diuretic, antiviral, anti-rheumatic, and antifungal properties helpful in promoting circulation and easing stiff muscles. Historically, it was used by many different cultures across the world such as the ancient Romans and Greeks for respiratory problems and muscular aches, and by Native Americans to repel lice and fleas.
Ravensare (Ravensara aromatica) Native to the forests of Madagascar, the oil is extracted and distilled from the leaves. It is known to be highly useful for clearing and calming the respiratory channels, as well as used therapeutically on tired, overworked muscles in the body. Distress and imbalance in the respiratory system can create tightness in the chest muscles, to which this oil can be beneficial.
Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) Discovered growing in Rome during the 19th century, it is known as a sedative and to be gentle and calming to sensitivities while also known to nourish and balance the skin. It is therapeutically recognized as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antispasmodic.
Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) is recognized as Australian sandalwood, grown in semiarid regions in the southeast parts of Australia, is medicinally recognized by ancient systems like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine to heal and soothe the mind, body and spirit. Its properties are also made in incense and used in sacred temples, for meditation.
Valerian (Valeriana fauriei) Distilled from the root, it is deeply grounding for the mind and senses due to its balsamic, musky scent. Therapeutically, it is known to have sedative and antispasmodic properties.
Vetiver (Vetiveria zizaniodes) is distilled from responsibly harvested roots by farmers in Haiti, this sweet, rooty grass is therapeutically an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, sedative. Its cooling affect, aids in quieting the nervous system while providing emotional equilibrium and balance to the body, mind, and spirit.