Similar to lavender, cedarwood is thought to be good for detoxifying and clearing negative emotions. Because inhaling cedarwood triggers the release of serotonin in the brain which converts to melatonin, the essential oil is known for its sedative qualities and usefulness in treating insomnia.
Benzoin essential oil can raise spirits and uplift mood. That is why it was and still is widely used in religious ceremonies in many parts of the world. It is used in incense sticks and other such substances which, when burnt, gives out the smoke with the characteristic aroma of benzoin oil.
Commonly used in aromatherapy to elevate mood and alleviate stress, bergamot oil is also said to have characteristics similar to grapefruit essential oil in that it is antiseptic, antispasmodic, and analgesic (pain-relieving)
Top notes are Mango, Passionfruit, Raspberry, Passion Flower, Orange, Magnolia and White Flowers; middle notes are White Peach, Red Berries, Hibiscus and Rose Hip; base notes are Musk, Sandalwood and White Woods.
Top notes are Lemon, Green Notes, Bergamot, Pineapple, Mandarin Orange, Cardamom and Papaya; middle notes are Lily-of-the-Valley, Jasmine, Violet, Nutmeg, Rose, Orris Root and Freesia; base notes are Green Accord, Musk, Cedar, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Green Tea and Amber.
Eases symptoms of congestion and bronchitis when used in a diffuser. Relieves muscle aches and spasms when massaged into the skin in combination with a carrier oil or lotion, or diluted into warm bath . Promotes stress-relief and improved brain function.