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Essential Oil Profiles D-H


Medicinal Uses-

Skin care- Juvenile acne,

Respiratory System- bronchitis-bronchial drainer

Digestive System- Colic, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Indigestion, vomiting, nausea, bloated-ness

Renal System- Renal protector, diuretic, anti-inflammatory

Reproductive and Endocrine Systems- Amenorrhea, galactagogue

Immune System- infection fighting agent

Nervous System- anti-depressant
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
Main Constituents
Aldehyde; citronellal
Ketone; cineole (or eucalyptol)
Terpenes; aromadendrene, camphene, fenchene, phellandrene, pinene

Medicinal Uses-

Skin care- Burns, Blisters, Cuts, Herpes, Insect Bites, Lice, Skin Infections, Insect Repellent and Wounds

Circulation- Poor Circulation

Muscles and Joints- Muscular Aches and Pains, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sprains and Neuralgia

Respiratory System- Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Coughs, Sinusitis, Throat Infections, Stimulates respiration, Expectorant,


Genitourinary system- Cystitis, Leukorrhea

Immune System- Chicken Pox, Colds, Epidemics, Influenza, Measles

Nervous System-debility, Headaches, Neuralgia



Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Main Constituents

Aldehydes; anisic, cuminic

Phenols; anethole, methylchavicol

Terpenes; camphene, dipentene, limonene, phellandrene

Medicinal Uses-

Skin care- Bruises, Dull and Oily Skin, Mature Complexions

Circulatory System- Cellulite, Obesity, Oedema,

Muscles and Joints- Rheumatism

Respiratory System- Asthma, Bronchitis

Digestive System- Anorexia, Colic, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Hiccoughs, Nausea

Reproductive System- Amenorrhea, Stimulating the Milk Supply in Nursing Mothers



Frankincense/Olibanum.(Boswellia Carteri.)

Up to 10% esters

Up to 50% Monoterpenes

Up to 12% Alcohol

Psychological Scale; Uplifting, Soothing & Balancing

Physiological Scale; Stimulating & Regulating

         Frankincense is known as the oil of transformation. It has the ability to slow down and deepen the breath.

         Frankincense’s key qualities are warming, sedative, uplifting, tonic, cephalic, revitalizing, meditative, fortifying, restorative, clearing and purifying.

Medicinal Uses-

Skin care- Blemishes, Dry Skin, Mature Complexions, Scars, Wounds, Wrinkles

Respiratory System- Asthma, Bronchitis, catarrh, Colds and Coughs, Influenza, Laryngitis

Genitourinary System- Cystitis, Dysmenorrhea, Leukorrhea

Nervous System- Anxiety, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Conditions.


Frankincense blends well with; rose, coriander, cedarwood, geranium, eucalyptus, lime, neroli, patchouli, lemongrass, vetiver, sandalwood, bergamot, lavender, orange, basil, black pepper, cinnamon, camphor, lemon, chamomile, clary sage, rosemary, juniper, ginger, cypress and pine


Geranium. (Pelargonium graveolens & P. odorantissium.)

* Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy.

30% esters

6% Ketones

2% Monoterpenes

54% Alcohols.

Psychological Scale; balancing, uplifting and soothing.

Physiological Scale; Stimulating.


Geranium’s key qualities are; tonic, regulating, antidepressant, warming, uplifting, soothing, balancing and refreshing.

Medicinal Uses-

Skin care-  Acne, bruises, broken capillaries, burns, congested skin, cuts, dermatitis, eczema,  psoriasis, Insect Repellent, lice, oily skin, mature skin, ringworm, ulcers and wounds

Muscles and joints- Neuralgia

Circulatory system- Cellulite, Breast Engorgement, Oedema, Haemorrhoids, Poor Circulation

Respiratory System- Sore Throats and Tonsillitis

Reproductive and Endocrine Systems; Adrenal glands, Menopausal problems, PMS

Nervous System- Nervous tension, stress related conditions, neuralgia


 Geranium blends well with most essential oils especially;  lavender, bergamot, patchouli, grapefruit, neroli, clove, juniper, rose, Melissa, jasmine, sandalwood, orange, black pepper, clary sage, lime, petitgrain, basil, chamomile, ylang ylang, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint and frankincense.


Ginger. (Zingiber officinale.)

* May cause sensitization-use in low doses.

3% Aldehydes

60% Sequisterpenes

5% Oxides

15% Monoterpenes

Psychological Scale; balancing, soothing & uplifting

Physiological Scale; stimulating & regulating.


Ginger’s key qualities are; tonic, comforting, aphrodisiac, warming, cephalic and stimulating.

Medicinal Uses-

Circulatory system- Poor circulation,

Muscles and Joints- Arthritis, Muscular Aches and Pains, Rheumatism, Sprains and Strains

Digestive System- Diarrhoea, Colic, Cramps, Flatulence, Indigestion, Lack of Appetite, Nausea and Motion Sickness

Respiratory system- Catarrh, Congested coughs, Sinusitis, Sore Throat

Immune System- Chills, Influenza and Colds, Fevers and Infectious diseases

Nervous System- Debility, Fatigue, Inertia caused by Depression and Nervous Exhaustion


Ginger blends well with; sandalwood, lemon, orange, neroli, lime, vetiver, rose, patchouli, coriander, frankincense, cedarwood, rosewood, lemongrass, bergamot, thyme and eucalyptus



Grapefruit ( Citrus paradisi)

  • Slightly phototoxic

88% Monoterpenes

3% Alcohols

Psychological Scale; uplifting and balancing

Physiological Scale; stimulating


Grapefruit’s key qualities are; cleansing to the mind, stimulating, uplifting and refreshing. Grapefruit acts on the nervous system to treat; depression, performance anxiety and stress, nervous exhaustion and headaches.

Grapefruit blends well with; lemon, coriander, mandarin, clary sage, orange, palma rosa, black pepper, bergamot, clove, neroli, cinnamon, cardamom, rosemary, cypress, lavender, jasmine, Melissa, angelica root and geranium.


Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

Main constituents

Alcohols; borneol, linalol

Ketones; camphor, pinocamphone, thujone

Sequisterpene; candinene

Terpenes; camphene, pinene

Medicinal Uses-

 Skin care- Bruises, Dull skin, Oily skin and Mature skin

Circulatory system- Cellulite, Obesity and Oedema

Muscles and joints- Rheumatism

Respiratory system- Asthma and Bronchitis

Digestive System- Anorexia, Colic, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Hiccoughs and Nausea

Reproductive system-Amenorrhea, Increase milk supply in nursing mothers, Menopausal ailments





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