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Essential Oil Profiles J-M

Jasmine. (Jasminum Officinale/J.grandiflorum.)

Do not use during early pregnancy

70% esters

8% Alcohols

Psychological Scale; Uplifting, balancing and soothing

Physiological Scale; regulating, sedative

Jasmine is known as ‘the king of flowers.’ Key qualities are as follows; intoxicating, warming, uplifting, anti-depressant, tonic, euphoric and aphrodisiac.

Medicinal Uses-

Skin care- Dry skin, Irritation, Sensitive Skin, Skin rejuvenator

Muscles and joints- Spasms and Sprains

Respiratory System- Catarrh, Coughs, Hoarseness and Laryngitis

Nervous system- Depression, Anxiety, Nervous Exhaustion, Stress-related conditions, melancholy, irritability, agitation

Reproductive System- Dysmenorrhea, Frigidity, Labour Pains, Uterine Disorders


Jasmine blends well with; rose, lemon, lime, petitgrain, grapefruit, neroli, orange, bergamot, mandarin, sandalwood, clary sage, lemongrass, cedarwood, coriander, patchouli, Melissa, vetiver, chamomile, ylang ylang, lavender, rosewood, palma rosa, and geranium.


Juniper. (Juniperus communis.)

  • Do not use during pregnancy.
  • 2% Sequisterpenes
  • 70% Monoterpenes

Psychological Scale; uplifting and balancing.

Physiological Scale; stimulating and balancing.


Juniper’s key qualities are; aphrodisiac, restorative, purifying, protective, clearing, reviving, depurative, reviving and tonic (nerves). Juniper is known as the oil of protection.

Medicinal Uses-

Skin care- Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema, hair Loss, Wounds, Oily Skin Tonic,

Circulatory System- Accumulation of Toxins, Arteriosclerosis, Cellulite, Haemorrhoids, Obesity, Oedema

Muscles and Joints- Arthritis, Gout, Rheumatism

Immune system- Colds, Influenza, Infections

Genitourinary system- Amenorrhea, Cystitis, Dysmenorrhea, Leukorrhea

Nervous system- Anxiety, Lethargy, Nervous tension, Stress-related conditions,


Juniper blends well with; vetiver, geranium, sandalwood, rosemary, cedarwood, lavender, cypress, clary sage, coriander, pine, eucalyptus, frankincense, neroli, petitgrain, orange, lime, lemon, mandarin, bergamot, marjoram and grapefruit.


Lavender ( Lavandula angustifolia/officinalis.)

43% Esters

2% Sequisterpenes

6% Oxides

37% Monoterpenes.

Psychological Scale; balancing and soothing

Physiological Scale; regulating.


Lavender’s key qualities are; soothing, purifying, sedative, cleansing, anti-depressant, appeasing, relaxing, cephalic, balancing and restorative.

Medicinal uses-

Skin care- Abscesses, Acne, Allergies, Boils, Bruises, Burns, Dermatitis, Eczema, Head Lice, Inflammation, Insect Bites and Stings, Psoriasis, Pruritus, Ringworm, Regenerator of Skin, Scabies, Spots, Sunburn, Tinea, Ulcers, Wounds, Varicose Ulcers Relieves toothache and earache in children.

Circulatory system- Oedema, Poor Capillary Circulation, Heart Regulator-Palpitations, Tachycardia and Arrhythmia.

Muscles and Joints- Lumbago, Rheumatism, Sprains, Muscular Cramps

Respiratory System- Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Halitosis, Influenza, Throat Infections, Whooping Cough

Immune System-

Digestive System- Colic, Dyspepsia, Flatulence

Reproductive and Endocrine Systems- Hormonal Imbalances stemming from stress, PMS, Menstrual Cramps, Pruritus, Amenorrhea, Menorrhagia, Dysmenorrhea

Genitourinary system- Cystitis, Dysmenorrhea, Leukorrhea

Nervous System- Agitation, Anxiety, Depression, Headaches and Migraines, Hypertension, Insomnia, Nervousness, Nervous Tension, Stress


Lavender blends well with most oils, rose, orange, valerian, lemon, lime, neroli, bergamot, petitgrain, mandarin, grapefruit, cedarwood, rosemary, lemongrass, peppermint, marjoram, chamomile, clove, patchouli, vetiver, clary sage, pine, cedarwood, Melissa, geranium, jasmine, ylang ylang, frankincense, sandalwood, black pepper, neroli, palma rosa, thyme, cypress and eucalyptus.


Lemongrass (Cymbopogen citratus.)

74% Aldehydes

3% Monoterpenes

10% Alcohols

Psychological Scale; balancing, uplifting and soothing.

Physiological Scale; sedative.

The key qualities of lemongrass are; refreshing, stimulating, soothing and active.

Medicinal uses-

Skin care- Acne, Excessive Perspiration, Insect Repellent, Enlarged and Open Pores, Pediculosis, Scabies, Tinea, and Tissue Toner

Circulatory system- Poor Circulation, Slack Tissue

Muscles and Joints- Muscle Pain and Poor Muscular Tone

Digestive System- Colitis, Indigestion, Gastroenteritis

Immune System- Fevers and Infectious Diseases

Nervous System- Nervous Exhaustion, Headaches, Lethargy, Depression, Stress Related Conditions,

Lemongrass blends well with; bergamot, lime, angelica root, orange, mandarin, petitgrain, neroli, grapefruit, geranium, Melissa, frankincense, basil, palma rosa, clove, ginger, eucalyptus, cardamom, coriander, patchouli, rosemary, myrrh, lavender, vetiver, clary sage, lemon and jasmine.


Lemon. ( Citrus limon/limomum.)

  • Use in moderation topically. Do not use if you suffer from high blood pressure.

80% Monoterpenes

Psychological Scale; uplifting, balancing and soothing.

Physiological Scale; stimulating and regulating.

Lemon’s key qualities are; refreshing, soothing, mental stimulant, strengthening,  cephalic, purifying and reviving.

Medicinal uses-

Skin care- Acne, Brittle Nails, Abscesses and Boils, Chilblains, Corns, Oily Skin, Herpes, Insect Bites, Ulcers, Pimples, Mouth Ulcers, Warts

Circulation- Cellulite, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Poor Circulation, Varicose Veins (Tones the Lymphatic System)

Muscles and Joints- Arthritis

Respiratory System- Asthma, Bronchitis and Catarrh

Digestive system- Dyspepsia, (Tones the digestive system)

Immune system- Throat Infections, Colds, Influenza, Fever, Infections

Nervous System- Depression, Relieves Stress


      Lemon blends well with; lavender, angelica root, grapefruit, orange, lime, petitgrain, bergamot, basil, ylang ylang, Melissa, geranium, fennel, eucalyptus, peppermint, juniper, chamomile, lemongrass, sandalwood, cedarwood, clary sage, myrrh, neroli, pine, rose, jasmine, ginger, rosewood, rosemary, palma rosa, thyme, cypress and frankincense.


Mandarin Citrus reticulata/ C.nobilis

89% Monoterpenes

Psychological Scale; uplifting and balancing

Physiological Scale; stimulating and regulating

The key qualities of mandarin are; warming, uplifting, comforting and soothing.

Medicinal Uses-

Skin care- Acne, Oily Skin, Pimples, Scars, Stretch marks, toning to the skin

Hair care- Greasy Hair-overactive sebaceous glands

Circulatory system- Fluid Retention

Digestive system- Dyspepsia, Hiccoughs, Stomach Soother

Nervous system- Insomnia, Nervous tension, Restlessness


Mandarin blends well with; orange, valerian, angelica root, grapefruit, petitgrain, lemon, bergamot, lime, lemongrass, neroli, lavender, cinnamon, clove, coriander, patchouli, melissa, sandalwood, frankincense, black pepper, basil, cedarwood, rosewood, jasmine, clary sage, geranium, rose, vetiver, ylang ylang and chamomile.


Marjoram. (Origanum majorana/Marjorana hortensis.)

  • Avoid use if you have low blood pressure or if pregnant.

2.4% Sequisterpenes

30% Monoterpenes

52% Alcohols.

Psychological Scale; balancing and soothing.

Physiological Scale; regulating and sedative.

Marjoram’s key qualities are; anaphrodisiac, warming and comforting, stupefying in large doses, cephalic, sedative, Nervine and restorative.

Medicinal Uses-

Skin care- Bruises, Chilblains, Ticks and Wounds

Circulatory System- High Blood Pressure-Vasodilator, Stimulates blood circulation

Muscles and Joints- Arthritis, Lumbago, Muscular Aches and Stiffness, Neuralgia, Osteoarthritis, Sprains and Strains, Rheumatism

Respiratory System- Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs and Colds, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Whooping Cough

Digestive system- Abdominal Distension, Colic, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Indigestion, Intestinal Cramps, Anorexia and Bulimia- gastric stimulant

Reproductive system- Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Leukorrhea, PMS

Nervous system- Anxiety, Agitation, Claustrophobia, Headache, Hypertension, Insomnia, Calms Epileptic Fits- children and adolescents,

Irritability, Migraine, Nervous Tension, Panic Attacks, Stress,

Restlessness, Nerve Tonic and general rebalancer


 Marjoram blends well with; lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, rosemary, chamomile, bergamot, cypress, pine, thyme, peppermint and juniper.


Melissa/Lemon Balm ( Melissa officinalis)

  • Avoid use in pregnancy. Skin irritant, use in low dilutions. Narcotic in large doses.

Up to 6% Esters

Up to 92% Aldehydes

Up to 9% Ketones

Up to 10% Sequisterpenes

Up to 9% Acids

Up to 3% Alcohols

Psychological Scale; balancing, uplifting and soothing

Physiological Scale; sedating

            Melissa’s main key qualities are; soothing, anti-depressant, calming, protecting, regulating, uplifting, revitalizing, appeasing, heart tonic, comforting, strengthening and sedative.

Medicinal Uses-

Skin care- Allergies, Eczema, Insect Bites, Insect Repellent

Circulatory System- Hypertension, Heart Tonic

Respiratory System- Asthma, Bronchitis, Chronic Coughs

Digestive System- Abdominal Distension, Colic, Indigestion, Flatulence, Gastric Spasms, Nausea, Stomach Cramps

Reproductive System- Menstrual Problems

Nervous System- Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Melancholy, Migraine, Nervous Disorders, Nerve Tonic, Nervous Tension, Shock, Vertigo

Melissa blends well with; lavender, bergamot, grapefruit, geranium, jasmine, ylang ylang, neroli, lemongrass, orange, mandarin, lemon, lime and petitgrain.


Myrrh.(Commiphora myrrha.)

Up to 32% Sequisterpenes

Up to 43% Alcohols


Psychological Scale; Uplifting, balancing and soothing

Physiological Scale; Stimulating, regulating

            Myrrh is known as the oil of mystery and antiquity. The key qualities myrrh exhibits are; revitalizing, purifying, sedative to the nervous system, and a restorative.

Medicinal Aspects-

Skin care- Chapped Skin, Cracked Skin, Eczema, Ringworm, Wounds, Wrinkles

Oral care- Gum infections, Mouth Ulcers, Sore Throats, Loss of Voice

Circulatory system- Haemorrhoids

Muscles and Joints- Arthritis

Respiratory system- Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Colds and Coughs,

Digestive system- Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Lack of Appetite

Reproductive &Genitourinary system- Amenorrhea, Leukorrhea, Pruritus, Thrush

Myrrh blends well with; frankincense, cypress, patchouli, sandalwood, juniper, lavender, thyme, peppermint, lemongrass, geranium, pine and mandarin


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