An essential oils list is a handy list to have in order to mix up recipes properly. Knowing which oil does what and what to be aware of, the effects you can expect multiply.
Essential oil recipes are widely used in both skin care recipes as well as skin remedies. Their effects are strong and depending on what you are trying to focus on, can be used in many different, potent combinations.
Essential oils are not to be used in their pure state. Diluting oils from this essential oils list in carrier oils will make them ready to be used in massage or general skin care.
This essential oils list will help you determine which effect you want and what each oil can do for your skin.
An astringent is an agent that has the capacity to cut off the blood flow, which means that the skin becomes smoother and firmer. It firms up the texture of the skin and improves its appearance.
An emollient is an agent that smooths and softens the skin.
|Essential Oil||What it is/what it does||Precautions|
|Ajowan||Improves circulation and relieves muscle pain||Use sparingly on sensitive skin|
|Angelica||Restores and strenghtens||Not to be used in sun|
|Armoise||Muscle relaxant, emollient||Don't use if pregnant|
|Basil||Soothing, muscle relaxant, toner||To be used sparingly|
|Bay||Stimulates and energizes||Can cause skin irritation|
|Bergamot||Conditioner, antiseptic, soothes||Phototoxic|
|Black pepper||Muscle relaxant||/|
|Camphor||muscle relaxant, soothing, conditioner||Don't use it if pregnant or epileptic|
|Carrot seed||musle relaxant, soothing, conditioner||/|
|Cedarwood Virginia||Antiseptic, conditioner, soothing||/|
|Chamomile Moroc/Roman||conditioner, muscle relaxant||/|
|Cinnamon Bark||conditioner, anti-inflammation||Can cause skin irritation|
|Ciary Sage||Conditioner, astringent, soothing, muscle relaxant||Don't use if pregnant, don't drink or drive|
|Clove Bud||Muscle relaxant, soothing||Can cause skin irritation|
|Coconut||Emolient, soothing||To be used sparingly|
|Coriander||Muscle relaxant, soothing||To be used sparingly|
|Cumin||Stimulates||Can cause skin irritation|
|Cypress||antiseptic, soothing, astringent, skin conditioner||Flammable|
|Eucalyptus||Antiseptic, soothing, conditioner||/|
|Evening Primrose||Used for dry skin and eczema||/|
|Fennel (sweet)||muscle relaxant, soothing, antiseptic||To be used sparingly|
|Geranium||Skin refreshner and muscle relaxant||/|
|Grapefruit||Soothing, conditioner, astringent||/|
|Jasmin||emollient, soothing and antiseptic||/|
|Jojoba||emollient, soothing and healing||/|
|Juniper||detoxifies skin, soothing and astringent||Flammable|
|Lavender||muscle relaxant, soothing, conditioner and astringent||/|
|Lemon||soothing and antiseptic||/|
|Lime||Soothing, conditioner, astringent||/|
|Mandarin||soothing, astringent and conditioner||/|
|Myrtle||soothing, conditioner, astringent and muscle relaxant||/|
|Neroli||emollient and antiseptic||/|
|Nutmeg||soothing for irritated skin, antiseptic and muscle relaxant||To be used sparingly|
|Orange||soothing, astringent, conditioner||/|
|Patchouli||anti-inflammatory, astringent and antiseptic||/|
|Peppermint||emollient, muscle relaxant, antiseptic||Can cause skin irritation|
|Pine||antiseptic||Can cause skin irritation|
|Rose Absolute||skin conditioner||/|
|Rosemary||muscle relaxant||Do not take if pregnant or have high blood pressure|
|Sage||soothing||Don't use if pregnant or have epilepsy|
|Sandalwood||emollient, antiseptic, astringent, conditioner, soothing||/|
|Spearmint||astringent, emollient, muscle relaxant, soothing||To be used sparingly|
|Tea Tree||antiseptic||Can cause irritation to sensitive skin|
|Thyme||Toner and antiseptic||Can cause skin irritation|
|Yiang-Yiang||reduces stress and tension||/|
|Zanthoxylum||reduces stress and tension||/|
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