Fleurette Aromatherapy Glossary
Stimulating, relaxing, balancing, revitalising are words used many wellness professionals today. I've put together a free glossary so you can learn a few more "wellness words "and make better decisions about if an essential oil product is right for you!
An example of an essential oil with these properties is noted in brackets.
Reduces inflamed mucous membranes of head and throat (Ginger essential oil)
A substance to help prevent and ease spasms and relieve cramps (Lavender essential oil)
Causing contraction of organic tissue (Cypress essential oil)
An agent destroying bacteria (Tea Tree essential oil)
A sedative (Vetivert essential oil)
Agent promoting healing by scar tissue formation (Myrrh essential oil)
Refers to a method of extraction where no external heat is applied during the process (Sweet Almond oil)
Inflammation of the skin
Helps to produce urine and remove water from the body (Grapefruit essential oil)
A substance that helps to expel mucus from the lungs (Eucalypts essential oil)
Material that slows evaporation of volatile components in perfume (Patchouli essential oil)
A substance that may induce high blood pressure (Rosemary essential oil)
A substance that may induce abnormally low blood pressure (Sweet Marjoram)
An oil produced by steeping the macerated botanical material in oil until the oil has taken on some of the material's properties
The center where the processing of smell is started and is then passed onto other areas of the brain
Pertaining to the mind and body
A rubefacient is a substance for topical application that produces redness of the skin, e.g. by causing dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation (Black Pepper essential oil)
A substance which helps to induce sleep (Clary Sage essential oil)
Substance that is unstable and evaporates easily, like an essential oil.