Info: 10 ml Single Essential Oils or Blends
Ashbury's - The Professional Choice - Aromatherapy Works! It is a proven, ancient, effective therapy that has helped ease distress in thousands of individuals over hundreds of years. Detailed descriptions and application information is available below.
Please note that a select number of this company's essential oils are also available in pure forms in-store, as well as in the 5% blends blended with jojoba offered here (or some in 10% concentration, as indicated in the dropdown selection).
BERGAMOT [Citrus bergamia] - Stress Reducing, Uplifting and Refreshing. A perfume-like citrus oil used to reduce anxiety and fear and provide stability to the emotions. Anti-depressant action boosts physical and psychological energy. Inspires your day! Beneficial for people with eating disorders as it helps to regulate appetite. Strong antiseptic used to treat skin infections. Applications: B/BP/C/D/HC/M/SC. Compress: Apply to reduce fever or soothe insect bites. Skin Care: Use on oily, acne prone skin and varicose veins. Cautions: Ph/SI.
BIRCH, Sweet [Betula lenta] - Purifying. This intense, sweet, woody, wintergreen-like scent is similar to root beer. It invigorates and refreshes the mind. An analgesic useful for inflamed tendons, arthritis, rheumatism and general muscle aches. Purifies the body by helping to release harmful toxins. As a diuretic, this oil can help combat obesity, cellulite and edema. Boosts the lymphatic system. Applications: B/C/D/HC/SC. Hair care: Use for dandruff and to stimulate the scalp. Cautions: P/SI. Use sparingly.
CEDARWOOD [Juniperus virginiana] - A rustic, woody scented oil that is used to calm nervousness & fear, alleviate anger & aggression and provide stability. A strong antiseptic that is effective for bronchial/kidney infections. Supports breathing & clears nasal passages.
CINNAMON LEAF [Cinnamomum zeylanicum] - Rejuvenating and Antiseptic. This familiar warm aroma is a great mind and body revitalizer, helping to alleviate exhaustion, depression and weakness. A powerful antiseptic used for respiratory ailments/ resisting viral infections/ colds and flu, and to help ease breathing. Assists in blood circulation and purification. Soothes arthritis, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, heavy menstruation, yeast infections and digestive problems. Applications: D. Cautions: P/SI. Use with caution; can cause irritation and allergic reactions.
CLARY SAGE [Salvia sclarea] - This oil is distilled from both the flowering tops and the herb, giving it a spicy, hay-like aroma. It has been called "clear eye" and was traditionally used for healing eye problems. It contains an estrogen-like hormone, and so has also been used as an aphrodisiac, for menopause and PMS, and for relieving stress, tension, and nervous exhaustion, lifting melancholy, easing pain, and restful sleep. Clary Sage should be avoided during pregnancy, or if you have endometriosis, breast, ovarian and uterine cysts and other estrogen dependant conditions (cancers). Emotional profile: for relieving worry, crying, guilt, obsessions and compulsions, hostility, panic. Blends with: juniper, bergamot, lavender, frankincense, coriander, cardamom, geranium, sandalwood, cedarwood, pine and jasmine.
EUCALYPTUS [Eucalyptus globulus/radiata] - A Traditional Respiratory Remedy. Has a strong medicinal fragrance that aids concentration. Used in a number of respiratory remedies. Effective antibacterial/ cough suppressant/ expectorant. Its anti-viral properties help fight colds, flu and ease breathing, headaches, muscular aches and pains. Apply to burns and cuts. Has been used to treat malaria. Applications: B/C/D/M/SC. Cautions: E. Do not use if you have high blood pressure or are taking homeopathic medication.
FRANKINCENSE (10% blend) [Boswellia carterii] - Considered a "holy" oil, this ritual oil is often used during religious ceremonies. Anoint the chakra points in meditation to help open up the psychic centres. Very effective at clearing up mucous and regulating its secretion. Supportive during labour and in cases of post-natal depression. Soothing and helps slow heavy menstruation.
GERANIUM [Pelargonium x asperum] - Long revered for its fragrance; the oil is distilled from the leaves of the plant, which have a leafy rose scent. Some traditional uses: reducing stress and tension, easing pain, balancing emotions and hormones, PMS, relieve fatigue and nervous exhaustion, to lift melancholy, lessen fluid retention, repel insects. Emotional profile: to aid with acute fear, rigidity, abuse, lack of self-esteem, discontentment, heartache. Blends with: lavender, patchouli, clove, rose, neroli, sandalwood, jasmine, juniper and bergamot.
GINGER [Zingiber officinale] - Warming and Cheerful/ A spicy aroma that warms and fortifies the psyche. Stimulating/cheering when one is lonely and listless. Sharpens the brain (memory) and senses. Helps with colds/flu/sore throats/runny noses. Inhibits bacterial growth and expels phlegm and toxins. Use for digestion problems. May also help with nausea/hangovers and travel/sea sickness. May relieve arthritic/ rheumatic/lower back pain. Applications: B/D/I/M. Cautions: SI. A small amount goes a long way.
GRAPEFRUIT [Citrus paradisi] - Detoxifying, Reviving and Euphoric. This crisp citrus oil is an anti-depressant that reduces stress with its uplifting and rejuvenating effects. Aids weight loss/cellulite/lymphatic drainage/fluid retention/digestion/premenstrual tension. Eases grief, resentment and envy. Relieves jetlag and migraines. Applications: B/D/HC/M/SC. Hair Care: Promotes hair growth. Skin Care: Use on oily skin, acne and cellulite. Cautions: Ph/SI.
JASMINE, Absolute 10% [Jasminum grandiflorum] - This oil is extracted from the flowers, which have a rich, sweet scent. Some traditional uses: to lift melancholy, for muscular spasm, painful periods and labour pains, to relieve anxiety and nervous exhaustion, an aphrodisiac. Emotional profile: to relieve repressed feelings, bitter jealously, low self-esteem, guilt, emotional abuse. Blends with: rose, sandalwood, clary sage, and citrus oils.
JUNIPER BERRY [Juniperus communis] - A Traditional Diuretic. A sweet, fresh-woody- balsamic scent that will calm and rejuvenate the psyche. Supports the spirit in challenging situations. A remedy for skin/urinary tract/blood/nerve disorders. It is a good antiseptic. As a diuretic it has been used to cleanse/detoxify the body and relieve urine retention. Applications: B/BP/C/D/M/SC/SP. Compress: Use for eczema. Rub 2 drops on soles of feet for colds and flu. Cautions: P. Avoid if suffering from kidney disease. Use in moderation.
LAVENDER [Lavandula angustifolia] - Lavender has soothing and antiseptic qualities making it suitable for a multitude of uses, including topical, for all skin types (to helps with eczema, razor burn and sunburn, for example). A stress relieving spray for the face and body. Great for "hot flashes". May be used to calm children. Spray on bed linens for cooling in the summer. Promotes sleep.
LEMON [Citrus Limonum] - A familiar fresh, clean fragrance used for calming the emotions. Stimulates mental activity, increasing concentration/memory. Has excellent anti- bacterial/disinfectant properties that can be used to soothe throat infections. Induces firmness in muscles, while refreshing the mind & spirit.
MANDARIN [Citrus reticulata] - Safe for the Young, Old and Pregnant. This sweet, almost floral scented oil is calming and soothing. It relieves nervous tension/insomnia/restlessness. Applications: HC/M/SC. Diffuse: To create a soothing environment or to assist with sleeping difficulties. Massage: Apply to the stomach to relieve digestive problems. Skin Care: Useful for acne/congested/oily skin/scars/spots and stretch marks. Cautions: Ph.
MANUKA [Leptospermum scoparium] - Strong, Anti-microbial Activity - Manuka oil has a strong camphoraceous scent similar to tea tree. It possesses anti- bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine and anti-allergenic properties. Useful for skin/hair care, acne, skin irritation, body and foot odour, and oral hygiene. Applications: B/HC/SC. Foot Bath: Add 2-3 drops to combat athlete’s foot or warts.
NEROLI [Citrus aurantium - bitter orange] - Aphrodisiac, Indulge the Skin and Senses. Extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, this sweet orange scent stabilizes and regenerates the soul. It has a refreshing, bitter-sweet aroma. Esteemed by the Egyptians for its great abilities to heal the body, mind and spirit. In times past, orange flower blossoms were worn at weddings as a symbol of purity. Effective remedy for depression, anxiety, emotional exhaustion. Applications: B/BP/D/H/I/M/SC. Perfume: Known as a sensual and euphoric oil. Skin Care: Beneficial for all skin types, scar repair, stretch marks-as it stimulates new cell growth. Cautions: Can be extremely relaxing to the mind, do not use if you need to be alert.
PALMAROSA [Cymbopogon martini] - Clarifying and Uplifting. An earthy, uplifting fragrance that calms, refreshes and clarifies the mind. Stimulates the appetite, assisting individuals with eating disorders since it has a positive influence on the emotions. Also calming for children. Applications: B/BP/D/HC/I/M/SC. Bath: Soothe your worries away while pampering your dry skin. Skin Care: Activates secretion of the skin’s natural nourishment (sebum) providing help for dry skin.
PALMAROSA [Pogostemon cablin] - Sometimes known as "hippy juice," this earthy fragrance may be used to balance and ground the psyche. In small doses, it sedates, but in high doses it sharpens the wits and stimulates the mind. Relieves water retention.
PETITGRAIN [Citrus aurantium] - Assuring and Sedating. A fresh floral scent with a woody- herbaceous, nutty undertone. Its refreshing/calming characteristics address anger, panic, insomnia and other related conditions. Petitgrain is excellent for reviving the body, mind and soul. Applications: B/BP/D/HC/I/M/SC. Hair/Skin Care: Deodorizing/cleansing/antiseptic/toning properties useful in treating skin disorders such as acne/greasy skin and hair. Add a few drops to Colour Energy’s Natural Liquid Deodorant.
PINE [Pinus sylvestris] - Balancing, Deodorizing and Disinfecting. This green woody scent soothes mental stress/refreshes a tired mind/relieves anxiety. Pine is a restorative and cleansing oil to the aura. A powerful antiseptic. Useful for respiratory problems and muscle aches to stimulate the circulation and relieve pain. Repels fleas. A common household disinfectant. Applications: B/D/I/M. Cleaner: Mix 6 drops in 60ml of distilled water to disinfect counters and utensils. Cautions: SI. Avoid in allergic skin conditions.
ROSE [Rosa damascena] - The Queen of Flowers. Rose is unparalleled in its beauty and scent. As an age old symbol of love, it is not surprising that the oil has a substantial balancing effect on the heart. Rose oil enlivens the spirit! It comforts and refreshes, addressing heartache, sorrow and other psychological pain. A deep loving aphrodisiac. Applications: B/BP/D/HC/M/SC. Perfume: 1 drop on the wrist will linger all day. Skin care: It is a great cellular rejuvenator, recommended for wrinkles, dryness eczema and sensitive skin. Cautions: P. A powerful essence to be used sparingly.
ROSE GERANIUM - [Pelargonium roseum] Please see the entry for Rose, above. For Geranium - Psyche [Pelargonium odorantissimum/graveolens] - its strong flowery fragrance has a calming/balancing effect. Known as a hormonal balancer, Geranium is especially beneficial for PMS, menstrual pain, mood swings, bloating & menopause, and can also be used to repel insects. Please note, some users and outdoors sites report that wood ticks are repelled by the combination of rose and geranium oils, which may help protect people or dogs from contracting Lyme Disease from ticks. Cautions: P, and keep away from children. Dilute before use. To make a tick repellent, one site recommends mixing 20 drops of the essential oil with two tablespoons of an oil (almond oil may be best if it is just for people, since it contains sulphur which is a tick repellent in itself, but that may be harmful to dogs if they ingest too much of it), and apply a few drops on your dog or its collar (but not on pregnant animals, or on cats).
ROSEMARY [Rosmarinus officinalis] - Stimulates the Mind and Senses. This fragrance provides mental awareness and clarity. Use when studying and problem solving. It strengthens the nervous system/ stabilizes emotions/ minimizes mood swings. It is an effective antiseptic. Applications: B/D/HC/I/M/SC. Hair Care: Livens up dull hair, promotes healthy hair and helps to reduce hair loss. Cautions: P/E. May antidote homeopathic medication.
SANDALWOOD [Santalum album] - Comforting, Grounding and Aphrodisiac. This warm spicy fragrance calms and slows the psyche. Sandalwood is an ideal remedy for the hectic, fast paced world we live in. Its grounding qualities encourage openness and understanding. This powerful oil is often used for yoga or meditation. Also considered an aphrodisiac, restoring sensuality in both sexes. Applications: B/BP/D/HC/SC. Cautions: Avoid if depressed.
SPRUCE, Black [Picea mariana] - A Warm and Inviting Evergreen Aroma. This aroma is both calming and elevating, making it excellent for yoga and meditation or uplifting the atmosphere of any space. Black Spruce is best for restoring depleted and overworked adrenal glands. Apply for muscular aches and pains, poor circulation and rheumatism. Spruce oil is ideal for all respiratory ailments. Applications: D/M/HC/SC.
TEA TREE [Melaleuca alternifolia] - Tea Tree oil is essential for any first aid kit. This powerful oil kills a number of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Use as a disinfectant/antiseptic remedy. Useful for acne, athlete's foot, blisters, burns, vaginal thrush, dandruff, herpes, insect bites, chest congestion, rashes, varicose veins, warts, wounds, infections and any viral related skin problems.
YLANG YLANG [Cananga odorata] - The Flower of Flowers. In some cultures the Ylang Ylang flower is strewn across the marriage bed as a symbol of love. This calming sweet essence brings feelings of joy and sensuality, and is widely used as an aphrodisiac to help with impotency and frigidity. Ylang Ylang balances the hormones and mood swings. Lowers blood pressure and provides a sensual glow. Applications: B/BP/C/D/HC/M/P/SC. Hair Care: Use as a hair/scalp tonic. Beneficial for dry hair. Cautions: P. Use in moderation. Its heady scent may cause headaches or nausea.
Ashbury Essential Oils - Legend
B = Bath: Mix 4-8 drops in a carrier oil or dispersant, add to bath salts (Dead Sea Salts), bath water or to a hand/foot soak.
BP = Body Perfume: Add 2 to 3 drops to 10ml of pure water in a glass mister or to a carrier oil such as Jojoba or Grapeseed. Spray/dab on wrists, behind ears or on any erogenous zones. Add 3-4 drops to a natural liquid deodorant for lymph support.
CC/CH = Compress Cold/Hot: Helpful with swelling, bruises and sprains.
D = Diffuse: Add several drops of oil to an aromatherapy diffuser or spray bottle of water.
H = Hydrosol: Available as a hydrosol: 120ml/4oz, 240ml/8oz and larger sizes.
HC = Hair Care: Add 5-8 drops to 120ml/4oz of unscented shampoo and conditioner.
I = Inhalation: Add 2-3 drops to a bowl of hot water, inhale deeply for 5 minutes/place a few drops in the palms, rub together then breathe deeply with hands cupped over the nose.
M = Massage: Add 7-12 drops to 60 ml/2oz carrier oil. Rub into stressed area.
N = Neat: Can be applied directly to the skin without a carrier.
SC = Skin Care: Add a several drops to 120ml/4oz unscented lotion and body wash
E = Epileptic: Avoid in cases of epilepsy, asthma or convulsions.
P = Pregnancy: Avoid during pregnancy.
Ph = Photosensitive: May have a chemical response to sunlight.
SI = Skin Irritant: May cause slight inflammation or other discomfort to the body.
Suggested Usage:In a diffuser, for aromatherapy; or, for some types, applied to the skin in a carrier oil.
Warnings:Not for internal use. Some types also caution that you consult a healthcare practitioner before use if you are pregnant.