Meet The Main Therapeutic Chemical Components
There are approximately 300-500 chemical components within essential oils. The only research available is unfortunately based on animal testing. Testing done on animals is at a much higher percentage than we can achieve on human skin or via inhalation. Most essential oils work in synergy with other oils to achieve a therapeutic result.
oils are top to middle notes, have small molecules that evaporate quickly and absorb into the skin easily. An example is d-limonene, found in most citrus oils is, immune supportive and activates white blood cells.
also known as alcohols are notably used in skin care, they are mild on the skin and mucous membranes. An example is linalool, anti-anxiety, sedative, anti-spasmodic and anti-microbial.
heavier oils, middle to base notes, mild on skin and mucous membranes. An example is beta-caryophyllene, anti-inflammatory and an analgesic.
also known as alcohols, skin healing, anti-inflammatory, grounding and sedative. An example is Cedral, anti-bacterial, calming, and anti-fungal.
tend to have middle to top notes, are anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. An example is Citronellal, bug repellant, antioxidant, and sedative.
tend to be middle notes, can be effective in fighting infections. An example is Camphor, mucolytic, analgesic and CNS stimulant.
oils tend to be middle notes, soothing, rebalancing, emotionally uplifting. An example is Linalyl-acetate, anti-spasmodic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory.
are middle notes, wonderful for any respiratory issues. An example is 1.8 cineole, anti-viral, anti-bacterial anti-inflammatory and an expectorant.
oils tend to be middle-base notes can be very irritating to the skin and mucous membranes. An example is Eugenol, analgesic, inflammation, and antihistamine.
are chemical plant compounds that have anti-coagulation properties. An example would be bergapten, anti-edematous and a vascular tonic.
oils tend to base-middle and are at a high risk for sensitization, effective mucolytic. Very few oils contain small amounts of lactones, examples are German Chamomile and Laurel.