Monday, 26 October 2015

Blue Cypress

Blue cypress (Callitris intratropica) essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of the tree, which is indigenous to Australia. It has a wide variety of traditional uses, which include supporting the body’s natural response to irritation and injury as well as aiding normal breathing. This oil also has historical use as an additive in perfumes and as an adhesive.
Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that the Australian aboriginal people burned the wood to repel mosquitoes and midges? 
What are the Plant Properties? Soothing and warming.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Blue Cypress Essential Oil? Supports the respiratory system. Moisturizes healthy dry skin.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its woody and spicy aroma is grounding and balancing.
What is the Spiritual and Emotional Influence? Blue cypress releases the emotions of pessimistic, rampage and ruthlessness. It releases irritation on a mental and physical level. It has a cooling effect on emotions because itphysically release irritation.
On the positive side, this oil helps us feel empowered by helping us see how we are distinct in our own unique way and supporting us to perform in this ability by grounding our emotions. This oil is mainly sesquiterpenes which oxygenates cells thereby giving us clarity of thought.

More info here

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Black Pepper

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) has a pungent, crisp aroma that is comforting and energizing. It is supportive of the digestive system and is useful topically for soothing muscle discomfort following exercise. Black pepper may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. 
Primary Benefits
  • Rich source of antioxidants
  • Supports healthy circulation
  • Aids digestion
  • Enhances food flavor
  • Soothes anxious feelings
Emotional Benefits
Aromatically, black pepper essential oil helps people to examine things with clarity and honesty. It allows a person to take off their own facade or mask, share their true thoughts and emotions, and unblock the flow of growth in this way. It might help a person who is dealing with repressed memories or emotions, allowing them to dig deep into their past or their present experiences. It can help you uncover hidden truths or face patterns or habits with courage. 
More info here and here

Saturday, 24 October 2015


Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) has the fresh, sweet, citrus scent that is familiar to many as the flavoring in Earl Grey Tea. Uplifting and relaxing, it is good for building confidence and enhancing your mood. It has a long history of use for oily and troubled skin.

  • Sweet and citrus scent – Because of its unique fruity and subtly spicy aroma, bergamot oil is frequently added to different perfume and cosmetic products. Bergamot oil is a major ingredient in the original 4711 Eau De Cologne by Johann Maria Farina at the beginning of 18th-century Germany. Bergamot oil blends perfectly well with other essential oils such as cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, geranium, ho leaf, neroli, lavender, lemon, palmarosa, rosewood, tangerine, and ylang-ylang.
  • Fruity flavoring – If Italians have bergamot marmalade, people in Sweden and Norway enjoy bergamot-flavored snus, a smokeless, sugar-free tobacco from the 18th century.4 It is also used as the distinct flavoring in Earl Grey and Lady Grey teas, and in delectable confectionaries such as the Turkish Delight.
  • Pest repellant – To shield crops from being attacked by pests, bergamot plant, whose roots have a potent odor, is grown as a companion crop on vegetable gardens.
More Info here

Friday, 23 October 2015


Basil has a strong, spicy aroma that is invigorating to the spirit, bringing a sense of balance and calms the mind.

Primary Benefits
- Soothes sore muscles and joints
- Assists with clear breathing
- Acts as a cooling agent for the skin
- Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings

Emotional Benefits
- Emotionally and spiritually, basil essential oils are helpful in dealing with feelings of anxiety, fear, or nervousness, and has been said to be the oil of "renewal". It is strengthening and calming to the heart and mind, making it perfect for overwhelm, stress, fatigue, and may even assist a person in their efforts to overcome addiction. 

More info here and here

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Balsam Fir

Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil has a woodsy and refreshing aroma, and is grown and harvested at Young Living’s Highland Flats, Idaho farm. This oil can be diffused for a grounding, relaxing, and calming aroma, and to create a heightened spiritual environment during meditation. Idaho Balsam Fir includes the naturally occurring constituents beta-pinene and camphene.
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
  • Did you know that the oleoresin of Balsam Fir has been used for ritual and spiritual purposes?

What are the Plant Properties? 
  • Relaxing, soothing and warming.

What are the Documented Balsam Fir Benefits and Uses? 
  • Supporting a healthy respiratory system. Use for soothing muscles after exercise or sports.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? 
  • It is physically grounding and relaxing. Its sweet and clean scent has balsamic and woody overtones.

What is the Spiritual and Emotional Influence? 
  • Balsam fir oil will ground the body and empower the mind. It will bring emotional balance to the mind and body by aligning the sacral and heart chakras. It is good for those who get out of balance emotionally very easily.

By the way, any of the oils that are from trees (Western Red Cedar, Palo Santo, Cedarwood, Frankincense, etc) will provide stabilization, grounding and security to our being.

More info here

Wednesday, 21 October 2015


Angelica oil (Angelica archangelica) has soothing qualities that help relax nerves and muscles. In Germany, angelica was historically referred to as the “oil of angels,” in part because of its ability to calm anxiety, restore happy memories, and bring peaceful sleep. Traditional medicine practitioners used angelica as a stimulant, digestive tonic, and expectorant.

Info: Angelica

Tuesday, 20 October 2015


What a great start for my ABC List.

This oil is a trademark oil of Young Living, being inspiring combination of several essential oil blends that helps bring about inner awareness and awakening. 

True understanding of one's self is the first step toward making successful changes and desirable transitions. This blend may help you progress toward your highest potential.

What you find inside: Pure almond oil base, essential oil blends of Joy™, Present Time™, Forgiveness™, Dream Catcher™ and Harmony™.

Info: Awaken

Monday, 19 October 2015

Welcome to my journey

I discovered aromatherapy as a child, when one reacts to certain scents and is amazed of the effects. For example I love cinnamon in winter, it reminds me of Christmas and I always smile when I smell it!

For a start, I thought of collecting an ABC of essential oils and mention which ones could be useful for a day to day activity. So let us start the journey! Welcome!