Category Archives: Individual Essential Oils

Black Pepper

Latin Name:

Piper nigrum

Basics:

Black pepper can help to motivate change and reduce fear and blocked energy. It can be useful in dealing with negativity, fatigue and depression. It is also good for nicotine cravings as well.

Theraputic Properties:

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Good for nausea and vomiting related to overindulgence.
  • Antibacterial against pathogenic bacteria.
  • Vasodilator & rubefacient (warming).
  • Helps when quitting smoking with cravings.

Blends well with:

  • Lemongrass
  • Clove Bud
  • Spike Lavender
  • Cardamom
  • Clary Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Juniper Berry

Saftey Concerns:

Can be skin irritating, a 1% dilution is recommended for topical use and do not use in the bath.

Lemon Essential Oil

Latin Name

Citrus limon

Basics

Lemon is uplifting and cleansing. It helps to expand energy and reduce depression and tension. It is generally sourced from Spain, Italy, France, and S. Africa. Lemon is cold pressed.

Theraputic Properties

  • Has significant anti-pain properties.
  • Anti-inflammatory activity.
  • Reduces anxiety and depression.
  • Can decrease both physical and psychological stress.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Antispasmodic
  • Can tighten tissues.
  • Has a cooling effect.
  • Can have a diuretic effect.
  • Helps detox the body by increasing the synthesis of enzymes in the liver.

Blends Well With:

  • Cypress
  • Patchouli
  • Ginger
  • Black Pepper
  • Juniper Berry
  • Lavender
  • Geranium

Saftey Concerns

Lemon essential oil is phototoxic if more than 12 drops per 1 oz of carrier oil is used. A severe skin reaction can occur if exposed to u.v. light up to 18 hours after application.

Keep in mind the experation date from when the oil was distilled. Citrus oils generally last a year. They oxidize fairly quickly compared to other oils, and can cause skin irritation when used topically if this has occurred. Store in a cool dry place and replace yearly.

Cypress Essential Oil

Latin Name

Cupressus sempervirens

Cypress Basics

Cypress is an earthy scented oil with calming and soothing properties. It is excellent for overthinking, feelings of overwhelming, major life transitions and grief and trauma aid. It is sourced from Spain, France, Italy, and Morocco and extracted by steam distillation.

Therapeutic Properties

  • used to treat pain and inflammation
  • has good activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria
  • plays a role in the prevention of degenerative conditions due to antioxidant properties
  • has been used to relieve spasmodic coughs in natural medicine
  • great for decongestion of the respiratory and venous systems
  • serves as a diuretic and helps reduce excess fluid in tissues

Blends Well With

  • Juniper Berry
  • Rosemary
  • Grapefruit
  • Black Pepper
  • German Chamomile
  • Thyme ct. linalol,
  • Eucalyptus

Saftey Consideration

Take caution when using with asthmatics as it may be helpful with the airway or a potential irritant in some cases. Always start with a low dilution, you can add more if needed.