Apply on the insides of your wrist, behind the ears, across the collar bone or anywhere on the skin where you can smell it throughout the day. Reapply as often as needed.
*For educational purposes, only. Not intended as medical advice*
Lemon Balm (Melissa officianalis)
Melissa officianalis is an extremely difficult-to-distill. It takes approximately 6,000 lemon balm plants to net 1lb of essential oil.
Constituents: Volatile oil (citral, citronellal, citronellol, geraniol), polyphenols (chlorogenic, rosmarinic and caffeic acids), tannins, bitter principle, lavonoids (luteolin, quercitin, apigenin, kaempferol)
Actions: Nervous system tonic & relaxant, carminative, sedative, antianxiety, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, nootropic, adaptogenic, diaphoretic, frebrifuge, antidepressant, anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-thyroid, choleretic, mild analgesic, antispasmodic, anti-histamine, hepatic, cardiotonic
Positive Properties: enlightened, joyful, energized, integrity spiritually connected, contagious enthusiasm, liberated, optimistic
Negative emotions: despairing, hopelessness, darkness, burdened, loss of will, overwhelmed
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
Ylang-Ylang can help to relieve stress and promote relaxation
Constituents: Germacrene, caryophyllene, geranyl acetate, linalool, eugenol, geraniol, linalyl acetate, safrole
Actions: nervine, sedative, antidepressant, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseborrheic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac,
Positive properties: playful, free, intuitive, emotionally connected, healing, joyful, innocent
Negative emotions: joyless, stressed, overanalyzing, sad, disconnected
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Black pepper is spicy and warming, cleansing and purifying.
Negative emotions: emotional dishonesty, repressed emotions, trapped, prideful, superficial
Positive properties: emotional honesty, authentic, courageous, motivated, self-aware, integrity
Constituents: Volatile oil (2%-4%) [Black pepper]: B-bisabolene, camphene, B-caryophyllene, etc. Alkaloids: piperine (11%), piperanin, piperettine, piperolein A and B, piperidine; Fixed oil.
Actions: Nervine, sedative, Carminative, stimulant
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