Article from: doTERRA.com
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
The sweet, woody aroma of Indian Sandalwood is a reflection of the soothing benefits of the essential oil—which can be used for skin imperfections or to enhance mood during meditation.
Sandalwood is a name given to a class of fragrant woods that, unlike other aromatic woods, can retain their fragrance for decades. Both the wood and oil have been highly valued for centuries and Sandalwood has a documented history of many applications. It was traditionally used as an incense in religious ceremonies and for enhancing meditation, and the Egyptians used sandalwood for embalming. Sandalwood is very beneficial to the skin; it can help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and it promotes a healthy, smooth complexion. Sandalwood has a sweet, woody aroma that can enhance mood and is frequently used in meditation for its grounding effects.
Spearmint has a sweet, minty, fresh flavor and aroma. It is great to diffuse or use topically with a carrier oil. Also Great for cooking.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Carrier Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Keep away from eyes and sensitive skin.
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When working through difficult circumstances at home or at work, diffuse white fir to reduce stress.
After strenuous activity, massage into skin for soothing comfort.
On a day when deadlines are approaching, add one drop of White Fir to your shower to evoke feelings of energy and empowerment
Apply Ylang Ylang to the back of the neck for a
calming, uplifting effect. You might also blend it with a carrier oil and massage into back and shoulders to help reduce the effects of daily stress.
During the damaging heat of the summer, massage Ylang Ylang into your scalp to increase the appearance of healthy, shiny hair as well as adding it to a carrier oil for a deep hair conditioner.
Ylang Ylang has a deep floral scent that is pleasant to blend with other essential oils.