Scent Guide

Scent Guide

Don't know which scent to choose? The following contains the scent descriptions along with the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils.

Bergamot

Scent description: A light, fruity citrus oil. The fragrance is a refreshing citrus but slightly spicy, uplifting yet mellow.

Uses: It is an excellent deodorizer. Aromatherapy benefits: uplifting, inspiring, confidence-building.

Cedarwood

Scent description: Cedarwood essential oil has a warm, woody scent with a hint of camphor.

Uses: Cedarwood is used to treat respiratory infections, sinus and lung congestion. It is also a good stress reliever. The balsamic-woody aroma of cedarwood oil evokes a feeling of inner strength and centeredness. It is quite useful in times of emotional stress and anxiety to overcome feelings of powerlessness.

Precautions: Cedarwood should be avoided during pregnancy.

Cinnamon

Scent description: Cinnamon essential oil has a sweet, spicy-hot fragrance.

Uses: Cinnamon has a cleansing effect, it warms and stimulates. Cinnamon can be used for flu, rheumatism, warts, coughs, colds and viral infections. It reduces drowsiness, irritability and headaches. Aromatherapy benefits: refreshing, vitalizing.

Precautions: Use with caution or not at all during pregnancy.

Clary Sage

Scent description: A nutty, warm, herbaceous scent.

Uses: Clary sage soothes and relaxes and is used to ease pain and muscle tension. It also helps to relieve depression and encourages sleep. It aids in helping nervous system disorders such as frigidity, migraine, nervous tension and stress related disorders.

Aromatherapy benefits: centering, euphoric, visualizing.

Precautions: Do not use if you are pregnant.

Eucalyptus

Scent description: Camphor-like, penetrating scent.

Uses: Eucalyptus is a fresh, stimulating oil. Eucalyptus oil is used as an inhalant to relieve lung and sinus congestion. Eucalyptus is also one of the strongest essential oils to help fight viral infections such as the flu. It also helps alleviate headaches.

Aromatherapy benefits: purifying, invigorating.

Geranium

Scent description: Fresh floral sweet scent, a woodsy combination of rose and citrus.

Uses: Geranium is a “balancing” oil. It has a calming, relaxing and uplifting effect both physically and emotionally. It fights bacteria, viruses and fungi and is known to be an antidepressant. Aromatherapy benefits: soothing, mood-lifting, balancing.

Grapefruit

Scent description: Grapefruit essential oil has a fresh citrusy aroma, similar to lemon.

Uses: Grapefruit essential oil can be used for depression and migraines. Grapefruit essential oil is energizing. Inhaling this oil can help with nervous exhaustion. Aromatherapy benefits: refreshing, cheering.

Lavender

Scent description: Lavender has a sweet floral but very herbal fragrance.

Uses: Lavender is one of the most antiseptic of the essential oils; it is also one of the most versatile. Lavender is used to treat a variety of infections, including skin, lung and sinus. It reduces inflammation and is excellent for refreshing tired muscles and relieving aches and pains. Lavender also acts as a sedative and anti-depressant. Aromatherapy benefits: balancing, soothing, normalizing, calming, relaxing, healing.

Lemon

Scent description: Clean, sharp, citrus scent that is uplifting and revitalizing.

Uses: It is used to relieve fevers, sore throat, coughs and indigestion. Lemon is also used to relax stiff muscles. Aromatherapy benefits: uplifting, refreshing, cheering.

Lemongrass

Scent description: Lemongrass essential oil has a fresh lemony aroma with herbal undertones.

Uses: Lemongrass is used for headaches and nervousness. The scent is used to decrease irritability and drowsiness. Aromatherapy benefits: vitalizing, cleansing.

Lime

Scent description: Lime essential oil has a sweet citrus aroma.

Uses: Lime essential oil is used for asthma, colds, flu, fever, sore throat, headaches depression, and anxiety. Aromatherapy benefits: refreshing, cheering.

Orange

Scent description: Orange essential oil has a citrus-like, yet mildly bitter aroma.

Uses: Orange essential oil is used for depression, anxiety, nervous conditions, and muscle spasms. Aromatherapy benefits: cheering, refreshing, uplifting.

Patchouli

Scent description: Patchouli has an earthy, exotic, musky scent.

Uses: Patchouli is an aphrodisiac and the scent relieves headaches. Used in countless perfumes and fragrances, patchouli is noted for its long-lasting fragrance and fixative ability. Patchouli oil is one of the few essential oils that improve with age.

Aromatherapy benefits: romantic, soothing, sensual.

Rosemary

Scent description: Rosemary essential oil has an herbaceous, woody, camphor-like aroma.

Uses: Rosemary essential oil is used to help relieve headaches, muscle aches and pains, and nervous exhaustion and stress. It has an energizing effect and combats mental fatigue. Rosemary is known as the herb of remembrance. Aromatherapy benefits: clarifying, invigorating.

Precautions: Avoid/do not use if pregnant or suffering from epilepsy.

Siberian Fir

Scent description: The oil is a fresh pine scent.

Uses: Applications include air fresheners, room sprays, and disinfectants. Clearing, refreshing and restoring. From the Siberian fir tree, the distinctive and refreshing pine-forest fragrance has an affinity with the respiratory system and helps to maintain clear sinuses.

Tangerine

Scent description: Tangerine essential oil has a tangy sweet, citrus scent that's radiant and fresh.

Uses: Tangerine is a soothing comforting essential oil and can be used to help clear the mind and eliminate emotional confusion. Tangerine essential oil also has sedative properties. Aromatherapy benefits: cheering, uplifting.

Tea Tree

Scent description: Tea tree essential oil has a medicinal scent that's somewhat earthy and herbaceous.

Uses: Tea tree oil is effective against bacteria, fungi and viruses. Tea tree essential oil is stimulating to the immune system and increases the production of white blood cells. Aromatherapy benefits: cleansing, purifying, uplifting.

Vanilla

Scent description: The aroma is lingering sweet balsamic.

Uses: The health benefits of Vanilla Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti oxidant, aphrodisiac, anti carcinogenic, febrifuge, anti depressant, sedative, tranquilizing and relaxing. Aromatherapy benefits: calming, comforting, balancing.

Wintergreen

Scent description: Wintergreen essential oil has a sweet-woody aroma.

Uses: Wintergreen can be used to relieve muscular and joint aches and pains. Aromatherapy benefits: refreshing, bracing, invigorating.

Precautions: Wintergreen essential oil should be avoided during pregnancy or if you are epileptic or have or susceptible to seizures.