Bergamot has a light, delicate and refreshing scent similar to orange and lemon, with slight floral overtones. Its sedative yet uplifting character is excellent for anxiety, depression and nervous tension. A combined cooling and refreshing quality seems to allay anger and frustration by decreasing the action of the sympathetic nervous system.
Clary sage possesses a gentle floral and sweet aroma which is said to strengthen and improve the flow of qi. It is a euphoric oil and helps to lift the mood and soothe emotional issues such as stress, tension and anxiety. This balancing oil can help with fatigue while also calming the mind.
Ho wood oil, with its warm, floral, spicy, woody scent and slightly camphor-like undertone, derives from the Hon Sho variety of Camphor, which occurs mainly in Japan. With its anti-depressant qualities, it can help to break unhealthy emotional patterns. It can stimulate the courage needed to embrace change and help manifest visions into realities.
Ylang-ylang’s sweet, floral, exotic and heavy fragrance is excellent for excitable conditions, regulating adrenalin flow and relaxing the nervous system. It is said to ease feelings of anger, anxiety, shock, panic and fear and instil a sense of calm.
Patchouli has a strong, earthy and exotic fragrance, yet it is sweet and spicy too. Its rather earthy aura promotes a grounding and balancing effect. Its unique properties can help to banish lethargy and sharpen the wits, thereby clarifying problems and making the mind more objective.