Terra Flora Essential Oils
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- Angelica Angelica archangelica A most exquisite and precious aromatic oil, with a fragrance that imparts purity and sweetness as well as warmth and musky depth. Steeped in rich folklore, its very name suggests how esteemed it was, believed to be a safeguard against all forms of contagious disease and infection. Today Angelica is used in a wide variety of ways, from the curative to the culinary, yet its most important use is for spiritual opening. Angelica adds a unique spiritual note to other oils like Rose or Jasmine. It is very often used in birthing rooms, in hospitals, or in sanctuaries. Wherever the human soul is crossing a threshold or boundary, the Angelica provides protection and direction. A truly sacred oil!$36.00
Basil Ocimum basilicum Considered a king among plants, Basil was probably an ancient anointing oil for kings. It has a characteristically hot and spicy scent, and is generally used as a tonic and stimulant. Basil has a definite yang quality and is said to be ruled by the planet Mars or the constellation Scorpio. The symptoms which Basil treats range from chest infections and respiratory problems to headaches and mental fatigue. However, the underlying attribute of Basil is that it helps ground and pull together. As its name implies, it is a base remedy which especially heals the lower chakras and unites them with the more spiritual centers.Price From: $4.00
Bergamot Citrus bergamia
This is a widely used essential oil which has a very pleasant, uplifting scent. Bergamot is ideal to experience by itself and also combines harmoniously with other essential oils. Bergamot has a lightening quality that makes it so excellent to use where there is anxiety, depression, or tension. Many practitioners are finding remarkable results with Bergamot applied to pulse points or diffused throughout the room during therapy sessions. Bergamot is a warm and radiant remedy that soon becomes a staple in any aromatherapy repertoire. Bergamot does increase photosensitivity, so do not use it on your skin before exposure to sunlight or UV radiation.Price From: $8.00
- Cedarwood Cedrus atlantica This oil is richly fragrant, with a deep, woodsy, balsamic aroma. The Cedarwood has an extremely calming and grounding influence and can be used by itself, or in conjunction with other cousins like Juniper. Cedarwood has a beneficial effect on many respiratory conditions and is valued both as a tonic and an antiseptic. Cedarwood is also valued for hair and scalp regeneration, especially for hair loss and dandruff. One wonderfully fragrant way to use Cedarwood is to rub it into wooden drawers and closets for a cedar chest smell that cleanses and purifies as well as protects clothes from moths (can also be combined with a small amount of Lavender for this purpose).Price From: $5.60
- Chamomile (German) Matricaria recutita Chamomile has a calming and soothing presence. Use the Chamomile diluted in a carrier oil for the face and other sensitive skin areas. The Chamomile is an excellent child's remedy, indicated for colic and emotional upsets. The oil can also be used for internal inflammatory conditions, flatulence, and menstrual tension and pain. Use Chamomile in bath therapy for insomnia and to heal nervous tension. For chronic digestive complaints, one can combine Chamomile and Yarrow essential oils in a base oil and massage each night into the stomach area.$25.00
- Cinnamon (Leaf) Cinnamomum zeylanicum This oil has a warm, spicy, penetrating scent with a wide variety of uses. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known and was widely used and noted in all ancient herbals and pharmacopoeias. Cinnamon is especially valued for its antiseptic and stimulant qualities and can be included in many herbal formulas to ward off colds and flus. Cinnamon is also a fine oil for environmental formulas, purifying and rejuvenating, while creating a congenial, pleasing atmosphere. Consider adding a small amount of Cinnamon to many aromatherapy blends; it will instantly warm and invigorate, adding an exciting top note.Price From: $2.60
- Clary Sage Salvia sclarea Our favorite of the sage oils, Clary Sage has a nutty aroma with a pleasant floral undertone. It is an extremely relaxing, almost euphoric oil, which is best used at the end of the day. Many people report Clary Sage to have evocative, even aphrodisiac qualities. However, Clary Sage can dull or stupefy the consciousness when over-used. It has many warming properties which make it an ideal candidate for massage oil blends and stress-related formulas.Price From: $8.50
- Cypress Cupressus sempervirens Cypress has an evocative, woodsy aroma. It is deeper and more masculine in quality and can be used in formulas for men, or where a base note is required. Use several drops of Cypress in a water-based facial tonic for men's skin. Cypress is a very astringent oil and can be used for conditions where there is an excess of fluid. It is also an antispasmodic and can be vaporized in a room for excess coughing and congestion. Consider combining it with Eucalyptus for such purposes.Price From: $7.50
- Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus A much esteemed all-purpose oil which is an invaluable home remedy. Eucalyptus is both a decongestant and a powerful bactericide. When vaporized or used in hot steam baths, Eucalyptus has an almost immediate healing effect on congested lungs. Eucalyptus can also be put in a creme or salve base and to make an excellent chest rub ointment. Eucalyptus is the oil of choice for saunas, and also can be added to misting formulas when a cleansing, antiseptic quality is desired.Price From: $4.50
- Fennel Foeniculum vulgare This oil imparts a very pleasant, licorice-like aroma, which can be very stimulating to the senses. Fennel oil has a long and salutary list of uses. It is an excellent carminative and digestive remedy which can quickly dispel nausea, flatulence, ingestion and colic. Fennel is also known as a cleansing diuretic and can help with many forms of fluid retention or urinary tract infection. Fennel oil should be strongly considered by massage therapists and other healers who are working with cellulite problems. Fennel has a powerful ability to remove toxic wastes from the skin and is widely used by many European health clinics in this way. In addition to therapy with Fennel essential oil, Fennel tea can be consumed several times per day.Price From: $8.50
- Frankincense Boswellia thurifera This oil was a highly valued substance in the ancient world. It was reserved for use only by royalty and priests because it was capable of lifting the consciousness to higher, more refined perception. To this day, frankincense is still used in temple rituals. Frankincense has many therapeutic benefits. It slows down and deepens the breath, and helps one to center. It should be considered in pulmonary and asthmatic conditions. Frankincense also provides an intriguing note in many aromatherapeutic blends for skin healing and for general fragrance purposes. A most sacred essence!
- Geranium Pelargonium graveolens A beautiful pale green oil with a sweet fresh scent, often used in combination with other oils to help highlight and enhance formulas. Geranium is a balancer, helping to regulate hormonal functions and various glandular secretions. Recently, many immune strengthening qualities have also been attributed to the Geranium. An indispensable oil with many helpmate qualities in the aromatherapy palette.Price From: $8.00
- Ginger Zingiber officinale A very fiery oil which acts as a preventative against many of the cold symptoms of winter. Ginger is beneficial for many stomach ailments, such as cramping, nausea, or indigestion. It is a most useful travel remedy for these purposes. Ginger is also an extremely valuable tonic for the nervous system, helping to ignite or quicken the consciousness.
- Helichrysum Helichrysum italicum Helichrysum oil is very regenerative for rheumatoid arthritis and related maladies of the joints when more warmth and internal fire is needed. Helichrysum oil also has many anti-inflammatory properties and is highly indicated whenever there is an excess of fire or related auto-immune response. Helichrysum is an excellent essential oil for bruising or related injuries involving pain and scarring.$49.00
- Jasmine Jasminum officinalis (enfleurage) Jasmine is a very elegant, highly exotic essential oil. It has a warming, embracing quality, and can be helpful for certain kinds of depression and anxiety, especially when there is a need to become more relaxed and receptive. Jasmine is known to heal both male and female reproductive problems. It is a costly ingredient in some of the finest perfumes. Jasmine can also be used in skin care and cosmetic preparations, providing a very sweet, softening note. Jasmine is an excellent oil to consider in subtle body healing, for it helps to open and relax the higher psychic centers. Jasmine combines easily with many other essential oils, helping to unify and harmonize the entire formula.$82.00
- Juniper Juniperus communis The invigorating scent of Juniper is a pleasure not to be missed. Juniper is an excellent detoxifier and has been used for centuries in sick rooms and in hospitals to ward off contagious diseases. Juniper is an outstanding bath remedy and combines beautifully with Lavender, for a cleansing, refreshing experience. Juniper is a remedy par excellence for older people – several drops in an oil base along with other essential oils like Palmarosa is excellent for rejuvenating aging skin. The inclusion of Juniper in massage oils helps to stimulate, vitalize, and warm the body. Consider including it along with Rosemary for many older people's massage oil formulas.
- Lavender Lavandula officinalis One of the most versatile, universally applicable essential oils. Lavender oil is especially revered as a nerve tonic and for help with nervous afflictions like migraine headaches, when it can be gently rubbed into the temples and forehead. Lavender baths are an ideal way to de-stress from a tense and busy day. Consider Lavender in birthing rooms, in sick rooms, and wherever an antiseptic as well as calming influence is needed. Lavender has many cleansing and purifying qualities, while at the same time relaxing and balancing the nervous system. Those who love life in the fast lane should always carry a bottle of Lavender in the purse or briefcase. The oil immediately dispels nervous stress and feelings of overwhelm. Lavender is one of the outstanding all-purpose oils in the aromatherapy repertoire.
- Lemon Citrus limon With its refreshing, clean scent, Lemon oil is a valuable tonic, especially helpful for the digestive system and for neutralizing excessive acidity. Lemon is a good astringent for the skin as well as a good haemostatic, helping to stop bleeding cuts. Lemon oil provides a very clean, pure note to many aromatherapy formulas. Lemon oil is also an excellent lymphatic stimulant, and can be used to treat cellulite, obesity, and water retention.Price From: $4.00
- Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus The fresh, cleansing aroma of the Lemongrass makes it an excellent household remedy. Keep a bottle handy in the laundry room, and add it during the rinse cycle for a freshly scented batch of laundry. Add Lemongrass to dish soap, liquid handsoap, or any variety of household cleansers or furniture oils. Lemongrass is a natural sanitizer that will provide a clean, purifying aroma throughout your home. Lemongrass also works as an insect repellant and can be used when bathing pets or can be put in an Aromatherapy lamp during the summer. Of course, Lemongrass adds a fine, lemony note to any number of aromatherapy blends. A truly versatile and indispensable oil!Price From: $3.00
- Marjoram Origanum majorana A very refined, yet warm and deep aroma exudes from the Marjoram. It has sedative properties, and combines well with remedies such as Lavender. Marjoram has the capacity for working quite deeply into the metabolic system and can be helpful as a womb remedy, and for general female health and harmony. Please note, however, that Marjoram can cause adverse reactions during pregnancy, and should be avoided at that time. It also has many analgesic properties, and works well in massage oil formulas.
- Melissa Melissa officinalis The potency and incredible diversity of genuine Melissa makes it one of the most precious oils in the aromatherapy treasure chest. Although it is relatively easy to grow, it takes approximately THREE tons of plant material to yield 1/2 kilo of the essential oil! Melissa Oil is nearly ubiquitous in its many qualities and applications, but its overall essence imparts cleansing and grounding. It is at once strengthening and revitalizing, while soothing, calming and protecting. It has a long tradition of use for nervous disorders, reviving the life energy during times of stress or emotional depletion. In recent medical research, Melissa essential oil has been confirmed to have powerful anti-viral properties. It is useful against various strains of flu virus, herpes, smallpox and mumps.$190.00
- Myrrh Commiphora myrrha This essential oil has an intriguing musty, balsam-like fragrance. Highly valued since ancient times as an ointment for wounds because of its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities, it is used in many gum and mouth preparations to bring rapid healing to sensitive skin tissue. One of the easiest ways to use Myrrh is to combine it with Tea Tree oil. Dip a toothpick into the mixture, and use it to massage and stimulate the gum tissues. The purifying, antiseptic qualities of Myrrh make it an excellent choice for cuts and abrasions. Myrrh oil also has a very cleansing effect in the subtle bodies, and should be strongly considered for all sensitive therapeutic work.$27.00
- Neroli (Orange Blossom) Citrus aurantium Made exclusively from the white blossoms of the orange, Neroli oil is more refined and sweetly exquisite than regular Orange oil. It makes a wonderful fragrance, and is also used for its sedative, anti-depressant qualities in insomnia, hysteria, and other states of anxiety. A wonderful way to use Neroli is to extend a small amount into a cream or oil base, and rub on a pulse point, or use as a facial. Neroli is especially beneficial to very sensitive skin. A very rare and exalted substance!$83.00
- Orange Citrus sinensis Orange oil is made from the fruit of the orange. It exudes a warm, well-rounded aroma with a feeling of joy in it. Orange oil carries a quality of sunshine and exuberance, and is often used as an anti-depressant. Orange oil is inexpensive, and can be used delightfully and liberally in aroma lamps, steam baths, and so forth. It blends beautifully with other citrus scents.Price From: $2.60
- Palmarosa Cymbopogon martini This oil exudes a fresh, rose-like scent that makes it a favorite in many aromatherapy blends. Palmarosa is receiving increasing attention by cosmetologists for its hydrating and moisturizing abilities. It re-establishes the physiological balance of the skin, while providing a calming, refreshing aroma. Consider extending several drops of Palmarosa into a creme base and using the formula as a nightly skin balm. Extend Palmarosa in an oil base along with other essential oils like Sandalwood for a skin rejuvenating formula to be used all over the body or in bath water.