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Beyond aromatherapy, we must remember that we require plants for our very breath of life..........educate people who have forgotten about our special alliance with plants.-Roberta Wilson

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Essential Oil Profile: Cypress

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens Family: Cupressaceae Plant Part: Twigs & Needles Method: Distillation Note/Element: Note: Middle. element: Water, Metal Functional Groups: Alcohol, Aldehyde, Ester, Terpene Type: Relaxing Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Kapha Scent: Woody, smoky For skin Type: Oily Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Avoid w/ estrogen dependent conditions such as endometriosis, cysts and cancers. Not to use if have high blood pressure. Physical Uses: Hemorrhoids, perspiration, varicose veins, cellulite, sore muscles, colds, coughs, menstrual and menopausal problems, heavy menstrual flow, bleeding gums, paper cuts. Mental/Emotional Uses: Strengthening, grounding, grief, stress and tension. Other Uses: Deodorant, perfumery, styptic Blends Well With: Needle/Cone, Peel, Seed, Spice, Wood Oils. Possible Substitutions: Blue Cypress References: Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Element Books, 1997. Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home...

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Essential Oil Profile: Citronella

Latin Name: Cymbopogon winterianus Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) Plant Part: Leaves (some include stems) Method: Distillation Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Wood Functional Groups: Alcohol, Ester, Aldehyde Type: Stimulating Ayurvedic Dosha (Balance): Pitta, Kapha Scent: Lemony, slightly fruity For Skin Type: Oily Cautions: Not during pregnancy;skin sensitizing; do not take orally. Physical Uses: Colds, flu, cooling, perspiration, sore muscles and joints, toothaches, digestive issues, rheumatism, fatigue anti bacterial, oily skin and fungal. Mental/Emotional Uses: Mental fatigue, emotionally uplifting, calmness. Other Uses: Insect repellent for flying insects, especially mosquitoes. apply a drop to a bandana to ward off insects or add 15 drops to 1 ounce witch hazel spray. Blends Well With: Grasses, citrus, lavender, roots and wood. Possible Substitutions: Lemongrass or eucalyptus...

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