Essential Oil Properties

Essential Oil Properties

     These volatile oils contained in herbs are responsible for different scents that plants emit. They are widely used in the cosmetics industry, perfumery, and also aromatherapy. The latter is intended as a therapeutic technique including massage, inhalations, or baths using these volatile oils. The last key will serve as chemical signals allowing the plant to control or regulate its environment (ecological role): attraction of pollinating insects, repellent to predators, inhibition of seed germination, or communication between plants (emission signals chemically signaling the presence of herbivores, for example). Moreover, EOs also possesses antifungal or insecticide and deterrent activities. All parts of aromatic plants may contain essential oils as follows:

  • Flowers, of course, including: orange, pink, lavender, and the (clove) flower bud or (ylang-ylang) bracts,
  • Leaves, most often, including: eucalyptus, mint, thyme, bay leaf, savory, sage, pine needles, and tree underground organs, e.g., roots (vetiver),
  • Rhizomes (ginger, sweet flag),
  • Seeds (carvi, coriander),
  • Fruits, including: fennel, anise, Citrus epicarps,
  • Wood and bark, including: cinnamon, sandalwood, rosewood.

Essential Oils used by Atlantis designs


solution for muscle aches and soreness. “mountain tobacco accelerates bruise healing.


promote even skin's appearance and softens skin, enhances collagen, blocks UV rays, and anti-aging. help control feelings of anxiety


citrusy scent comes from Citrus bergamia fruits (a hybrid of oranges and lemons)— reduce stress and uplift mood. contains flavonoids that may reduce cholesterol levels. (may render your skin photosensitive, so stay out of the sun when using it.) 


increase feelings of well-being and decrease nervous tension, relax mentally and muscle/menstrual cramps.


emotional lift, soothes anxiety and promotes ease and comfort, combat constipation and ward off insects

Clary Sage: 

sharpen your mental, bolster attention and improve memory, decrease menstrual cramps 


key ingredient in Vicks, mint-scented, loosens mucus and quiets a cough, lower joint pain, natural breath-freshener 


woody scent, arthritis, asthma and psoriasis, slow and deepen breathing 


reduce fluid retention, curtail cellulite, balance hormones.



Ginger:  alleviate heartburn and relieve gastrointestinal distress.



Grapefruitreduce jet lag and mental fatigue, antimicrobial properties.



Lavendersoothing, sleep, of headaches, it’s used for minor wounds such as bruises, cuts, scrapes and sunburns. PMS


Lemonmom-to-be less , fight fatigue, boost mental clarity, antiseptic and antibacterial properties.



Nag Champa: Indian origin, based on a combination of plumeria and sandalwood. relax, calm the nerves, sanctify or purify an area, spiritual matters, best for meditation.  Nag Champa is a well known aphrodisiac and is also used to help induce sleep and good dreams.



Neroli: anxiety  sedative, calming, tonic, cytophylactic, aphrodisiac, anti-imflamatory, anti-depressant, and antispasmodic action. importantly, neroli oil can be utilized as an anxiolytic 


Nutmeg: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative, energizing, cleansing, and pain-relieving properties. It also blends well with Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary and Tea Tree.



OrangeSimilar to other citrus-based essential oils, orange essential oil may be a boon for those suffering from anxiety and the exhaustion that comes with it. One study also found that orange essential oil may soothe the symptoms associated with PTSD.



Patchouli warm, earthy scent , lessen depression, manage appetite, and assist with skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne and dry, cracked skin.   anti-inflammatory, curb microbe growth.



Peppermint burst of energy, alertness and improve memory. curb chocolate cravings, cooling sensation,  clean feeling to your airways. It can also be used (in small, diluted doses) topically if you’re feeling discomfort from headaches or congestion.



Pine:  grounding and refreshing. bring you right back down to Earth.



Ravintsara:  strengthens immunity, antimicrobial, antiallergic, and antiseptic effects. It has antirheumatic, antispasmodic, mucolytic, and stimulant therapeutic properties. It is expectorant, decongestant, and anti-catarrhal, which means it helps with angina, bronchitis, and sinusitis. Ravensara is mentally stimulating and helps open the mind. The medicinal scent brings a sense of well-being and healing. In a muscle rub as it is a relaxant and analgesic, which makes it useful for joint pain and muscular tension. camphor


Rosemary camphor-scented, increase circulation, soften stress-related tension, stimulating hair growth in those who suffer from the autoimmune condition, alopecia.


Rose:  sweet and floral, anti-anxiety -- dilute rose oil well if you apply it topically. It can irritate the skin


Sandalwood:  exotic aroma, derived from a tree that’s deemed to be holy,—is used for grounding, focusing and balancing.


Tea Tree: Also known as melaleuca, powerful antiseptic, calm insect stings and reduce mild to moderate acne. †


Vanilla: lowers blood pressure, alleviates muscle tension,calming effect on the brain, which helps with stress, insomnia and irritability. Vanillin, found in vanilla oil, is widely known for its antioxidant properties.

Vetiver is taken from a perennial bunchgrass native to India—is used as a home remedy for burn relief, acne, wounds and cuts, improve overall body function, -- in tropical climates, to repel termites. †


Ylang-Ylang:  confidence (pronounced EE-lang, EE-lang), stimulate self-esteem and promote inner harmony. The spicy, sweet aroma of ylang ylang essential oil has been used to ward off insects and aid in relaxation.