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Aromatherapy Matrix of Essential Oils by Therapeutic Effect

The matrix is a table which cross references the traditional therapeutic effects of 18 widely used essential oils. We've divided the information into four tables .. in hopes that you can see the headers and info on one screen! (A font size of 10 in your browser will help.) This information is for your reference and may be useful in choosing an essential oil or creating a blend for a specific effect. We welcome your comments and feedback. You can Email us at michele@AromaMarket.com.

Blending Matrix Examples

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Oils By Medical Effects

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Effect

Basil

Bergamot

Atlas Cedar

Clary Sage

Eucalyptus

Frankincense

Geranium

Juniper Berry

Lavender

anti-bacterial

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

anti-inflammation

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

anti-rheumatic

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

anti-spasmodic

X

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

anti-viral

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

asthma

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

X

bronchitis

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

calming

 

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

X

colds

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

depression

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

X

disinfect air

 

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

energize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

fatigue

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

fevers

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

Effect

Basil

Bergamot

Atlas Cedar

Clary Sage

Eucalyptus

Frankincense

Geranium

Juniper Berry

Lavender

headache/migraine

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

hypertension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

insomnia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

meditation

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

menstrual cramps

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

menopause

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

mental acuity

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

muscle stress

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

nervousness

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

pms

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

pain relief

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

stress

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

wounds/burns

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

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Effect

Lemon

Sweet Marjoram

Orange

Peppermint

Rose

Rosemar y

Sandalwood

Tea- Tree

Ylang Ylang

anti-bacterial

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

anti-inflammation

X

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

anti-rheumatic

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

anti-spasmodic

 

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

anti-viral

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

asthma

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

bronchitis

 

X

 

X

 

X

X

X

 

calming

 

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

colds

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

depression

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

X

disinfect air

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

energize

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

fatigue

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

fevers

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

Effect

Lemon

Sweet Marjoram

Orange

Peppermint

Rose

Rosemar y

Sandalwood

Tea- Tree

Ylang Ylang

headache/migraine

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

hypertension

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

insomnia

 

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

meditation

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

menstrual cramps

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

menopause

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

mental acuity

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

muscle stress

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

nervousness

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

pms

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pain relief

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

stress

 

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

wounds/burns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

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  • When pregnant avoid Atlas Cedar, Basil, Clary Sage, Juniper, Marjoram, Peppermint & Rosemary.
  • Clary Sage should be avoided if you have endometriosis, breast, ovarian or uterine cysts, estrogen dependent conditions (cancers).
  • Avoid Rosemary if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.
  • Peppermint and Lemon may irritate sensitive skin.
  • Bergamot, Lemon and Orange may cause skin sensitivity to the sun.

 

Traditional Therapeutic Effects of Ancient Healing Art Blends

We've just added a new matrix. These tables cross reference the traditional therapeutic effects of the nine Ancient Healing Art Essential Oil Blends. We created this reference table to make choosing a blend (that is just right for you) easier.

 

Blend Matrix

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Effect

Balance

Energizer

Northwest Comfort

Muscle Relief

Peace

Romance

Serenity

Stress Free

Vitality

anti-inflammation

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

anti-spasmodic

 

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

aphrodisiac

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

bronchitis

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

calming

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

colds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

depression

X

 

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

disinfect air

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

energize/fatigue

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Effect

Balance

Energizer

Northwest Comfort

Muscle Relief

Peace

Romance

Serenity

Stress Free

Vitality

headache/migraine

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

insomnia

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

X

 

meditation

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

menstrual cramps

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

menopause

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

muscle stress

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

pms

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

pain relief

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

stress

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

    Stress Free - Calming blend of lavender, bergamot, and sandalwood for times when stress, tension and anxiety diminish your sense of well being; this blend may be useful for restful sleep. Tip: Your skin will have a beautiful fragrance when you use this blend in a bath.

    Peace - Centering blend of sandalwood, atlas cedar, and frankincense, an ancient spiritual fragrance that balances emotions, calms the mind, elevates the spirit, and heightens meditation; a nice psychic cleanser. Tip: This blend can be effective by simply opening the bottle and breathing deeply.

    Romance - Sensual blend of ylang ylang, sandalwood, and sweet orange for those special moments when you want to create an inspiring mood of love. Tip: This blend makes a sweet, sensual perfume - simply dilute it in a carrier oil or mix with water in a mist sprayer.

    Vitality - Stimulating blend of rosemary, sweet basil, and peppermint for restoring energy to the body, and sharpening mental abilities and memory; may be useful for improving concentration while studying or working. Tip: Place several drops on a kleenex and then place the kleenex on your computer (no computer - then a sunny window near you will work).

    Serenity - Relaxing blend of sweet marjoram, lavender, and ylang ylang for calming the heart and emotions, and restoring balance to the nervous system. Tip: Use this blend in a bath and watch a really frustrating day turn into a good one!

    Energizer - Reviving blend of peppermint, juniper berry, and rosemary to rejuvenate and purify the body and mind. This blend may be useful for relieving stress and exhaustion. Tip: Dilute this blend in a carrier oil and apply it to the back of your hands for an uplifting effect. Added bonus - the fragrance is so fresh and sweet.

    Balance - Harmonizing blend of bergamot, lavender and geranium for creating a sense of well being by lifting melancholy, relieving anxiety and stress, and balancing emotional extremes; this blend can be beneficial for premenstrual syndrome. Tip: Mix this blend with water in a spray bottle and use it to freshen your house or car. People will notice it's floral fragrance and you'll feel good at the same time.

    Muscle Tension Relief - Soothing blend of sweet marjoram, clary sage, rosemary, and atlas cedarfor relaxing tense muscles, reducing pain and relieving muscle spasms. Tip: Tensions can melt away when you breathe this fragrance.

    Northwest Comfort - Comforting blend of peppermint, juniper berry, atlas cedar, and clary sage with a euphoric quality to brighten spirits and balance emotions. Tip: This blend may be used effectively in a warm bath or as a hot compress for easing painful monthly cycles.

 

When pregnant avoid Energizer, Northwest Comfort, Muscle Relief, Peace, Serenity and Vitality

  • Northwest Comfort and Muscle Tension Relief should be avoided if you have endometriosis, breast, ovarian or uterine cysts or estrogen dependent conditions (cancers).
  • Avoid Energizer, Muscle Relief and Vitality if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.
  • Energizer, Northwest Comfort and Vitality may irritate sensitive skin.
  • Romance may cause skin sensitivity to the sun.

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Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blending Tips

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Essential Oil

Lavender

O

O

O

O

O

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O

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O

O

O

O

O

O

 

 

Lavender

Lemon

 

O

 

O

O

O

O

O

O

 

 

O

O

 

O

 

O

Lemon

Marjoram

 

O

O

 

O

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

O

O

 

O

O

Marjoram

Orange

 

O

 

O

 

O

O

O

O

O

 

 

 

 

O

 

O

Orange

Peppermint

O

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

O

O

O

 

 

O

 

 

 

Peppermint

Rosemary

O

 

O

 

O

O

 

O

O

 

O

 

O

 

 

 

 

Rosemary

Sandalwood

 

O

 

O

 

O

O

O

O

O

 

O

 

 

 

 

O

Sandalwood

Tea-Tree

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tea-Tree

Ylang Ylang

 

O

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

O

O

 

 

O

 

 

Ylang Ylang

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Essential Oil

Basil

 

O

 

O

 

O

O

 

O

 

 

 

O

O

 

 

 

Basil

Bergamot

O

 

O

O

 

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

 

 

O

 

O

Bergamot

Cedarwood

 

O

 

O

O

O

 

O

O

 

O

 

 

O

 

 

O

Cedarwood

Clary Sage

O

O

O

 

 

O

O

O

O

O

 

O

 

 

O

 

 

Clary Sage

Eucalyptus

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

O

O

O

 

O

O

 

O

 

Eucalyptus

Frankincense

O

O

O

O

 

 

O

O

O

O

 

O

 

O

O

 

 

Frankincense

Geranium

O

O

 

O

 

O

 

O

O

O

 

O

 

 

O

 

 

Geranium

Juniper Berry

 

O

O

O

 

O

O

 

O

O

 

O

 

O

O

 

 

Juniper Berry

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