Safety When Using Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a very old healing art using essential oils, which was used by the Chinese as early as in 4,000 B.C. In all probability, the Chinese were the first to make use of essential oils for remedial purposes. It is also known that the ancient Egyptians used aromatics during their rituals as well as for curative purposes, counting various forms of massage. In addition, they also employed aromatics as cosmetics and for embalming. In fact, it has been possible for us to learn about the extensive essential oil use by ancient Egyptians because they had carved several formulas used by them on the walls of their stone temples. However, it was as late as the 17th century when the very first medical manual describing the several uses of oils derived from plants was published. By the time we progressed into the 19th century, use of chemicals that replaced the plant oils became very popular and this nearly brought the use of unadulterated natural oils to a halt.

It may be noted that aromatherapy or healing with aromatic essential oils helps to enhance the life’s quality on physical, emotional as well spiritual levels. In effect, aromatherapy is based on the use of the fragrant essential oils – the crucial essence of the life of sweet-smelling plants as well as flowers, which are present in a pure and intensified form.

Before we delve deeper into this topic, it is worth mentioning that all plants do not enclose essential oils; it is found in just about 20 per cent of all plants. And the over 150 plants that do have essential oils or the concentrate enclose it in particular glands found in the flowers, foliage or other materials. Precisely speaking, people have used all plant parts, including the leaves, stems, roots, bark, blossoms, flowers, fruits, seeds, nuts and even resins to acquire the essential oils. For the plants, their essential oils are an element of their individual immune system. When these oils disperse or evaporate, they build a sort of barrier covering the leaves or the other parts of the plants and, hence, help to lessen the water loss by means of evaporation inside the plant. In reality, essential oils seem to offer the plants some kind of protection against infections, reinforce their immune system, in addition to drawing insects that are crucial for pollination.

It has been found that plants containing essential oils mostly grow in environs that are hot and dry. These essential oils are present in the plants in maximum amounts during particular points in time during the daytime and at specific periods every year. Therefore, that particular time is most suitable for extracting as well as distilling the essential oils. The precise amount of essential oil made by any plant is greatly dependent on the prevailing conditions in the place where it is growing – for instance, the soil type, rainfall and also the total sunlight received by the plant. As the essential oils are produced in very tiny amounts, it usually requires several plants to obtain just an ounce of the oil – as much as six pounds (about 2.72 kg) of lavender blooms are required to produce just as little as one ounce (28.35 grams) of essential oil, whereas 300 pounds (136.08 kg) of rose petals are needed to make only one ounce of rose oil.

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The majority of the essential oils are acquired by means of a process called steam distillation. This process entails packing big containers with plant parts that are subsequently steamed at extreme pressure. The hot vapor makes the plant materials to exude the essential oils, which are not water soluble and, hence, would eventually drift to the surface of the water. Next, the essential oils are scooped from the top of the water. Eventually, these unadulterated plant ‘essences’ are made available for use in several dissimilar means.

Essential oils are present in an extremely concentrated form and are constituted exceptionally comprising plant hormones, vitamins, and antibiotics. Compared to dehydrated herbs, the essential oils are about anything between 75 and 100 fold additionally concentrated. As essential oils form the most powerful constituents of the plants, they are required in just a tiny amount to be effectual.

The consistency of essential oils is akin to the stability of water, and a majority of them are usually lighter compared to water. Basically, essential oils are different from the vegetable oils and they are not at all greasy. The majority of them are colorless, but volatile, denoting that they evaporate very rapidly when they come in contact with air.

The essential oils have a holistic action on our body, blending the physical and psychological aspects of an individual. In fact, they work in tandem with the entire facets of our body – reinforcing, instead of debilitating it with a view to making them competent to assist in the curative as well as the recuperative process.

As far as the application of essential oils is concerned, they are very flexible. They possess the aptitude to have an effect on individuals at several different levels – physical, psychological and emotional. This is something that is lacking in other curative arts. You may include them in several of your routine activities without any difficulty. In effect, unadulterated essential oils are useful in all homes as well as in every lifestyle. Essential oils are basically the alternatives provided by nature to several man-made chemicals that have actually overrun our homes and lives on the pretext of health, vigor, hygiene as well ecological improvement.

IMPROVING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING:

essential-oil-bottles-plants-herbs-flowers-1024x695-5Essential oils are made naturally from hydrocarbon molecules. The variety of impacts of using an essential oil depends on the nature of molecules it is composed of. There are a number of essences that contain as many as 250 dissimilar elements that make it impossible to duplicate them by synthetic means. When applied, the fragrant molecules of these essences get in touch with the sole part of the brain which is outside the body and open to the elements – the olfactory bulb. In fact, the olfactory bulb is responsible for our awareness to odor and is 10,000-fold further sensitive compared to all our other senses.

The different fragrances directly bind to the brain’s neocortex – the portion of the brain which deals with emotions and memory and also the place where the stimulation of basic drives takes place. Therefore, when you inhale the essences, you bring forth different types of reactions that encourage a feeling of health as well as well-being. The molecules making up the essential oils are also understood to seep into the skin from where the circulatory and lymphatic systems transport them to our internal organs. Irrespective of whether you inhale the essential oils or they are soaked up by the skin, when their reach the body fluids and the bloodstream, the essences have a therapeutic effect – provided you use them in small doses.

Chemicals present in these essences work to release the ability of our body to heal itself. In fact, the essential oils can have an influence on every aspect of the functioning of our body – including the tissues, organs, cells, body fluids, in addition to our emotional condition and our spiritual facet.

It is worth mentioning here that aromatherapy produces very individual results and it has a unique effect on each individual. In addition, it is also possible that an individual will experience different effects using the same essence subject to the environment, his/ her mood and at the precise time during the day.

The concept of aromatherapy entails first finding the aromas that are unique to every individual and stir up helpful physical sensations as well as emotions and, subsequently, introducing the particular aromas to our daily life with a view to augment our health and well-being. In fact, the natural aromas help us to remain grounded – an attachment with the earth, scintillating our emotions as well as memories and, at the same time, curing the inner self.

THE ESSENCE:

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We mainly use most essential oils in the form of flavoring agents for foods and aromatic substances. Although they are also used by the pharmaceutical industry, they are only of interest to the chemists who work to segregate the ‘active principle’ of these essential oils. Nevertheless, a number of essential oils are still used in their normal condition by aromatherapy experts as well as practitioners of herbal remedies.

Essential oils are often also referred to as ‘volatile oils’ or ‘essences’, potently aromatic liquids present in fragrant plants, grasses, and trees. It is worth mentioning here that the expression ‘essential’ has been drawn from the term ‘quintessence’, which, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is ‘something drawn out from any material enclosing its principle in the most intense state’. In primeval alchemical or philosophical terminology, the word quintessence was associated with ether (also known as the fifth element) and it was believed that quintessence is actually the spiritual trait of any substance. In addition, it is fascinating to note that occasionally essential oils are also referred to as ‘ethereal oils’ – a Germanic expression that appropriately depicts their apparent features because essential oils evaporate when they are exposed to air, similar to vapor disappearing into the ether.

WHERE ARE THEY FOUND?

essential oils and medical flowers herbsEssentials oils are not enclosed by any particular part of the plant but they may be found in various parts. Usually, they are present in the leaves (eucalyptus); flowers (rose); bulbs (garlic); rhizomes (valerian); bark (cinnamon); seeds (caraway); citrus rind (lemon); heartwood (sandalwood); resin (frankincense); the aerial parts of a plant (marjoram) and even the roots of grasses (vetiver). While essential oil is obtained from the leaves as well as the flowers of lavender, orange trees yield three dissimilar aromatic oils having different therapeutic attributes – an identical, but not as superior fragrance as that of petit grain (leaves); the invigorating sour-sweet neroli (blossoms); and the cherry orange scent (from the fruit’s rind).

While occasionally the essential oils are belittled as the ‘wastes’ produced during the metabolism of plants, findings of several types of research have revealed that they actually help the plants in their reproductive as well as protective activities. In effect, plants generally use their essential oils for drawing insects to help in pollination; shielding them from ailments and also to keep away predators. Nevertheless, in general, the essential oils are not crucial for the survival of the plants – something contrary to the meaning of the term ‘essential’. While it is a fact that majority of the plants have some kind of smell – you can sense it provided your nose is sensitive, all plants do not produce essential oils. Only a small fraction of plants yield essential oils.

It has been found that the essential oils build up in particular tissues of the plants that possess oil glands. In effect, the number of oil glands possessed by a plant is directly related to a number of essential oils produced by it. Specifically speaking, a plant having relatively more oil glands will produce additional amounts of essential oils, making its price cheaper, while plant having lesser oil glands will yield comparatively less volume of its essence, making it quite expensive. For example, while just about 1/2 liter essence is obtained by steam distilling 100 kg rose petals, it is possible to produce about three liters of essential oil from 100 kg lavender.

As essential oils are extremely concentrated, they are seldom used undiluted. However, there are specific essential oils like tea tree and lavender which are occasionally employed neat in the form of an antiseptic. Nevertheless, when essential oils are used for aromatherapy they are always used after diluting them incompatible ‘carrier’ oils like olive or sweet almond. In addition to dissolving in common vegetable oils, the essences are also soluble in other substances such as egg yolk, alcohol, and waxes (for instance, jojoba or thawed beeswax). On the other hand, essential oils dissolve partially in water and somewhat more in vinegar.

COLOR AND CONSISTENCY:

In theory, the essential oils are categorized as oils; but the plant ‘quintessence’ or essences are somewhat unlike the ‘fixed’ vegetable or fatty oils; such as the oils derived from sweet almond; corn or sunflower seed. These oils are extremely unstable or ‘volatile’ and they are exposed to the atmosphere; they disappear rapidly without even leaving a mark. Essential oils are found in a number of colors – mostly colorless (peppermint); while some have a greenish hue (bergamot); others are yellowish (lavender); amber colored (patchouli) or deep brown (vetiver); there are some that have unique or strange colors. For instance, German chamomile has a wonderful deep blue hue; whereas tagetes are found to have yellowish or deep orange color. While most essential oils evaporate when exposed to air, many essences like lavender, rosemary, and peppermint have the same consistency similar to alcohol or even water. Other essential oils like vetiver and myrrh are glutinous or sticky; while rose otto is partially firm when it is kept in normal living room temperature but it turns into a liquid when warmed even slightly.

MOST COMMONLY USED ESSENTIAL OILS:

  • Allspice ( Pimenta officinalis )
  • Angelica ( Angelica archangelica )
  • Anise ( Pimpinella anisum )
  • Argan ( Argania spinosa )
  • Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
  • Benzoin ( Styrax tonkinensis )
  • Bergamot ( Citrus bergamia )
  • Black Pepper ( Piper nigrum )
  • Cajuput ( Melaleuca leucodendron )
  • Camphor ( Cinnamomum camphora )
  • Caraway ( Carum carvi )
  • Cedarwood ( Cedrus atlantica )
  • Chamomile ( Chamaemelum nobile, Matricaria chamomilla / recutita )
  • Cinnamon ( Cinnamomum zelanicum )
  • Clary Sage ( Salvia sclarea )
  • Coriander ( Coriandrum sativum )
  • Cypress ( Cupressus sempervirens )
  • Eucalyptus ( Eucalyptus globulus )
  • Fennel ( Foeniculum vulgare )
  • Frankincense ( Boswellia carteri )
  • Geranium ( Pelargonium odorantissium )
  • Ginger ( Zingiber officinale )
  • Hyssop ( Hyssopus officinalis )
  • Jasmine Absolute ( Jasminum officinale )
  • Juniper ( Juniperus communis )
  • Lavender ( Lavandula officinalis )
  • Lemon ( Citrus limonum )
  • Lemongrass ( Cymbopogon citratus )
  • Marjoram ( Orinanum majorana )
  • Melissa ( Melissa officinalis )
  • Myrrh ( Commiphora myrrha )
  • Neroli ( Citrus aurantium )
  • Niaouli ( Melaleuca viridiflora )
  • Orange, Sweet ( Citrus sinensis )
  • Patchouli ( Pogostemon patchouli )
  • Peppermint ( Menta piperita )
  • Petitgrain ( Citrus aurantium )
  • Rose ( Rosa gallica, Rosa damascena, Rosa centifolia )
  • Rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis )
  • Sandalwood ( Santalum album )
  • Sweet Almond ( Prunus amygdalus )
  • Tea Tree ( Melaleuca alternifolia )
  • Thyme ( Thymus spp )
  • Vetiver ( Chrysopogon zizanioides )
  • Wintergreen ( Gaultheria Procumbens )
  • Ylang – Ylang ( Cananga odorata )

CARRIER OILS TYPES:

As discussed earlier, essential oils need to be diluted by adding well-matched carrier oils when used in aromatherapy. Some of the widely used carrier oils are discussed briefly below in their alphabetical order.

  • Apricot kernel oil: This carrier oil can be used effectively for any skin type, particularly skin that is aging and sensitive. Apricot kernel oil is among the lightest oils used in the form of carrier oils in aromatherapy and is excellent oil for application on your face.
  • Avocado oil: This base oil is rich in nutrients having elevated amounts of vitamins, lecithin, and proteins in addition to essential fatty acids. It is useful for all types of skin, particularly for dry, wrinkled, itchy and mature skins.
  • Evening primrose oil: This base oil is very costly but excellent for nurturing your skin, because it not only enhances and safeguards the functioning of the skin cells, and also works to revitalize the skin. This oil is especially beneficial for people having dry skin and also for treating psoriasis and eczema. Evening primrose oil should always be stored in a refrigerator because it may decompose very quickly. You may include a very small amount of it in your skin lotions and creams with a view to augment their value.
  • Grape seed oil: This is pleasant, light and odorless carrier oil, which, by itself, is fine massage oil. Grape seed oil and sweet almond oil may also be in a combination. It not only suits every skin type, but the skin also soaks it up easily.
  • Jojoba oil: This base oil not only nourishes the skin, and the hair too. As it contains elevated levels of vitamin E, jojoba oil may be used independently and also in combination with other carrier oils. It is excellent for every skin type and possesses antibacterial attributes and, hence, is excellent for treating acne. Jojoba oil is basically a wax and, therefore, dissimilar to many different types of vegetable oils, it is not likely to decompose soon.
  • Sweet almond oil: It is wonderful base oil for incorporating in products meant for massage, skin care, body, and bath, as it nourishes the skin excellently. Sweet almond oil encloses an assortment of minerals as well as vitamins, especially vitamin D. This carrier oil suits every skin type, particularly dehydrated or inflamed skin.
  • Wheat germ oil: This oil possesses antioxidant properties. You may add a little amount (for instance, one tablespoon to each two ounces of a body or massage oil) to any basic blend with the purpose of retaining the combination’s freshness and also to enhance the shelf life of the product. This oil is rich in vitamin A, B, and E content, in addition to protein and minerals. While wheat germ oil is especially useful for mature and dry skin, it also aids in healing scarred tissues; smoothing stretch marks, and alleviating burn injuries.

BLENDING:

Combining or balancing different essential oils is an extremely vital element of aromatherapy. In fact, it is the innovative side of this healing art. While all essential oils have their individual quintessence, when they are blended with other companionable essential oils, the blend is all the more potent compared to the total of each of their attributes. To be precise, the combination of two or more compatible essential oils result in a synergy – creation of a compound chemical that is further powerful compared to any essential oil used independently and even without enhancing the dose; the combination can yield far superior results. It is vital to understand the therapeutic attributes of all the essential oils with a view to attaining such a combination. However, there are a number of parameters that assist you in carrying out tests to prepare your personal blends. A few of the guidelines are mentioned below.

First and foremost always combine essential oils having the same attributes (for instance calming; stimulating and others). While developing your own blends, it is advisable that you use three essential oils at the most till you are familiar with the fundamental principles. In addition, at one time you should only blend one drop of an essential oil as just one drop has the aptitude to change any blend. It is advisable that you blend the essential oils in bowls, glass cups or bottles as it will help to avoid any chemical reaction. It is also important that you only produce little amounts of the blends unless you are certain that you would be requiring the blend more often.

Most importantly, you need to note down all the blends as this will help you to successfully prepare the blend while avoiding the combination of the essential oils that failed to yield the desired results.

Compared to unemployed base carrier oils blends, aromatherapy blends will last for a longer period but would eventually go past their sell-by date. Hence, to ensure that they remain usable for a minimum of six months you need to store them appropriately. It is advisable that you store these blends in glass bottles that are opaque and label them suitably mentioning their constituents, proportions, and others. Also, mention the date of preparing the blend and seal the bottles tightly.

Last but not the least, never be afraid of experimenting with essential oils.

AROMATHERAPY SAFETY:

Contrary to the general belief, all essential oils are not useful similar to the fact that all herbs are not beneficial for us. Although anything that is obtained from nature (any natural and not artificial) generally has a positive impact on our health; but it is not guaranteed. In fact, use of a number of essential oils may prove to be dangerous. Among the several hundred essential oils made and sold commercially, trained aromatherapists usually use just around 100 very frequently. Precisely speaking, about 30 of these 100 essential oils can be considered reasonably safe within your means and available easily making it possible for you to use them at home for sure.

All essential oils are actually extremely concentrated constituents of plants that possess strong therapeutic as well as cosmetic attributes. Some among them help in unwinding, are sedating, revitalizing; stimulate and also augmenting our memory. These essential oils possess several therapeutic attributes, including anti-spasmodic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic. However, some of them also cause the skin to become irritated; are neurotoxic or phototoxic; cause cancers. In addition, there are some essential herbs that are abortive and these are not given to children or pregnant women. While using essential oils for aromatherapy for babies, it is necessary to water down the oils used for adults by 50 percent or even more with a view to making them harmless for use by children.

The use of a number of essential oils is strictly prohibited during pregnancy. This is primarily owing to the fact that these essential oils have the aptitude to unwind the muscles, encourage contractions or even probably pass onto the stillborn baby. Some essential oils are believed to possess abortifacient properties; denoting that they may potentially result in abortions. Therefore, it is important that you be careful to stay away from employing these essential oils during pregnancy – they may prove to be unsafe.

As essential oils are always available in the extremely concentrated state and a few of them may also cause the skin to become irritated, it is advisable that you should use them in a diluted condition. This is definitely the safest way to use them. On the other hand, a number of essential oils such as tea tree and lavender, are friendly to our skin and, hence, you may use these two essential oils ‘neat’ or directly on the skin. They need not be diluted before use. Nevertheless, there is always exceptions and the majority of the essential oils should be diluted before use.

It is worth mentioning here that the essential oils are not found in abundance in nature – they are basically very small, minuscule drops present the structure of plants in very tiny amounts and cannot be seen by our naked eyes. Hence, when you undertake any experiment to examine these gifts of nature, you need to begin by making use of essential oils that have been diluted extremely. The fact is that when you use essential oils in highly concentrated form, it may bring about a result that is just the opposite of what you desire. For instance, use of lavender essential oil which is known to have calming and relaxing effects, in excess amounts may possibly result in restiveness, sleeplessness, and agitation.

HAZARDOUS – NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PERSONAL USE:

It is advisable that you stay away from the personal use of a number of essentials oils because they may prove to be detrimental to your well-being. These oils are believed to be toxic for your mouth, skin, liver and kidneys, besides causing cancer and being cautionary. There are a number of essential oils which the scientists are yet to experiment with and you will be better off if you keep away from using these oils. In fact, when you are using any essential oil for the first time, it should essentially be done under the direct supervision of a qualified and veteran healthcare provider.

  • Ajowan
  • Arnica
  • Bitter Almond
  • Boldo Leaf
  • Buchu
  • Calamus
  • Cassia
  • Clove
  • Elecampane root
  • Horseradish
  • Jaborandi
  • Mugwort
  • Mustard
  • Parsley Seed
  • Pennyroyal
  • Peru Balsam
  • Rue
  • Sage
  • Santolina
  • Sassafras
  • Savin
  • Savory
  • Southernwood
  • Tansy
  • Thuja
  • Tonka bean
  • Wintergreen
  • Wormseed
  • Wormwood

PHOTOTOXIC ESSENTIAL OILS:

Some essential oils are known to cause photo-toxicity and their use augments the skin’s reaction to sunburn and also tanning booths. Usually, these oils should not be used on people having a history of large moles, widespread dark freckles, and/ or skin cancer.

  • All absolutes and concretes
  • Angelica Root
  • Bergamot (expressed)
  • Cumin
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon (expressed)
  • Lemon verbena
  • Lime (expressed)
  • Mandarin
  • Orange (expressed)

AVOID DURING PREGNANCY:

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All essential oils in the dangerous list, in addition to the following.

  • Aniseed
  • Armois
  • Basil
  • Birch
  • Cornmint
  • Fennel
  • Hyssop
  • Lavender
  • Lavender Cotton
  • Marjoram
  • Myrrh
  • Oregano
  • Pimenta racemosa
  • Plectranthus
  • Star Anise
  • Tarragon

IRRITANT-PRONE ESSENTIAL OILS:

Irritant-prone essentials oils which can cause irritation to sensitive, irritated, or allergic skin types.

  • All absolutes and concretes
  • Aniseed
  • Basil
  • Bay
  • Benzoin
  • Camphor
  • Citronella
  • Fennel
  • Lemongrass
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Peppermint (when used undiluted will cause skin irritation on all skin types)
  • Rosemary
  • Rose (in high concentrations)
  • Ylang ylang (in high concentrations)

COMMON SENSE SAFETY POINTS:

Prior to using any essential oil, it is important that you exercise certain general precautionary measures. For instance, you need to stay away from using any essential oil that may possibly be unsafe and never use any of them orally. In addition, you need to store all the essential oils in such a place that is not accessible to children. Also, keep them away from any source of heat and light.

Always bear in mind that essential oils are strong medications as well as cosmetic agents. Therefore, you must be careful only to use real and reliable essential oils that are not adulterated and possess therapeutic properties. Also, be careful not to use them close to your eyes or handle them in such a manner that they get into your eyes.

As mentioned earlier, always use the essential oils in diluted form. Avoid using most of them during pregnancy and if you have to use any during this period, ensure that you dilute them properly – to the extent of one percent or even less. Prior to using any essential oil, be sure that you are not allergic to it or have any type of sensitivity to it.

It is advisable that you undergo a skin patch check to ascertain if you are susceptible to sensitivities owing to use of essential oils. Adopt additional precaution not to use essential oils on any part of your skin that may be cracked or damaged. Most importantly, be careful to stay away from essential oils that cause photo-toxicity and have a history of developing skin cancer.

MOST COMMONLY USED ESSENTIAL OILS:

  • Allspice ( Pimenta officinalis )
  • Angelica ( Angelica archangelica )
  • Anise ( Pimpinella anisum )
  • Argan ( Argania spinosa )
  • Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
  • Benzoin ( Styrax tonkinensis )
  • Bergamot ( Citrus bergamia )
  • Black Pepper ( Piper nigrum )
  • Cajuput ( Melaleuca leucodendron )
  • Camphor ( Cinnamomum camphora )
  • Caraway ( Carum carvi )
  • Cedarwood ( Cedrus atlantica )
  • Chamomile ( Chamaemelum nobile, Matricaria chamomilla / recutita )
  • Cinnamon ( Cinnamomum zelanicum )
  • Clary Sage ( Salvia sclarea )
  • Coriander ( Coriandrum sativum )
  • Cypress ( Cupressus sempervirens )
  • Eucalyptus ( Eucalyptus globulus )
  • Fennel ( Foeniculum vulgare )
  • Frankincense ( Boswellia carteri )
  • Geranium ( Pelargonium odorantissium )
  • Ginger ( Zingiber officinale )
  • Hyssop ( Hyssopus officinalis )
  • Jasmine Absolute ( Jasminum officinale )
  • Juniper ( Juniperus communis )
  • Lavender ( Lavandula officinalis )
  • Lemon ( Citrus limonum )
  • Lemongrass ( Cymbopogon citratus )
  • Marjoram ( Orinanum majorana )
  • Melissa ( Melissa officinalis )
  • Myrrh ( Commiphora myrrha )
  • Neroli ( Citrus aurantium )
  • Niaouli ( Melaleuca viridiflora )
  • Orange, Sweet ( Citrus sinensis )
  • Patchouli ( Pogostemon patchouli )
  • Peppermint ( Menta piperita )
  • Petitgrain ( Citrus aurantium )
  • Rose ( Rosa gallica, Rosa damascena, Rosa centifolia )
  • Rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis )
  • Sandalwood ( Santalum album )
  • Sweet Almond ( Prunus amygdalus )
  • Tea Tree ( Melaleuca alternifolia )
  • Thyme ( Thymus spp )
  • Vetiver ( Chrysopogon zizanioides )
  • Wintergreen ( Gaultheria Procumbens )
  • Ylang – Ylang ( Cananga odorata )
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