Aromatherapy Kits Include:
Menthol Eucalyptus: A blend of menthol and eucalyptus. Best used for sinus, allergies, congestion due to coughs and colds; etc. Eucalyptus oil is used commonly as a decongestant and expectorant for upper respiratory tract infections or inflammations, as well as for various musculoskeletal conditions. Menthol is a compound obtained from peppermint oil or other mint oils. Menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant qualities. It is contained in nonprescription products for short-term relief of minor sore throat and minor mouth or throat irritation.
Alertness: A blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, and lemon. This blend has been carefully formulated to sharpen concentration and promote clear thinking. Great for long trips. The Alertness blend is great for heightening awareness while:
•Staying late at the office
•Driving long distances or late at night
Lavender: Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distillation from the flower spikes of certain species of lavender. Best used for relaxing the senses and restoring balance to the mind. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) found lavender oil may have played a role in the reduction of advanced mammory tumors in lab rats. Research is on-going for potential breast, ovarian, pancreatic, liver, and prostate cancer treatments.
Orange: Orange oil is an essential oil produced by glands inside the rind of an orange fruit. It is extracted or steam distilled as a by-product of orange juice production. It is composed mostly of d-limonene, and is therefore often used in place of pure limonene, which can be further extracted from the oil by distillation. D-Limonene serves as a natural insect repellent.
Tea Tree: Tea trees grow in Australia and Asia. Historically, the leaves were used as a substitute for tea, which is how it got its name. The part used medicinally is the oil from the leaves. Tea tree has a long history of traditional use. Australian aboriginals used tea tree leaves for healing cuts and infections of the skin by crushing the leaves and applying them to the affected area. The oil contains terpenoids, which kill fungus and bacteria.
Ylang-ylang: Ylang ylang, cananga odorata, is the flower of the cananga tree. The tree attains an average height of 40 feet, grows in full or partial sun, and prefers the acidic soils of its native rainforest habitat. The leaves are long, smooth and glossy. The flower is greenish yellow or pink, curly like a starfish, and yields a highly fragrant essential oil. Ylang-ylang essential oil is used in aromatherapy. It is believed to relieve high blood pressure, normalize sebum secretion for skin problems, and is considered to be an aphrodisiac.