Lavender’s Corner

Clary Sage essential oil

         [salvia sclarea]





correspondences of Clary sage;

Planet~ mercury

Element~ air

Other uses~ acne, dandruff, hair loss, oily skin, oily hair, wrinkles, high blood pressure, muscle pain and aches, asthma, cramp, leucorrhoea, depression, flatulence, migraine.

Rituals~ euphoria, calm, dreams.

Blends with~ bergamot, camomile, cypress, geranium, citrus oils, juniper, lavender, neroli, orange, rose, patchouli, sandalwood, frankincense, ylang ylang.

Any Precautions? Do not use before driving; it is a sedative, avoid alcohol; it can cause nausea, can cause headaches in large doses, avoid in pregnancy.



Violet essential oil

[Viola Odorata]





Used in perfumery and now Violet water and syrups are used in chocolate making…they taste like the rose chocolates, although they are an acquired taste.


correspondences of Violet;

Planet~ Venus

Element~ water

Colour~ dark green. The absolute is more yellowy-green.

Other uses~ acne, eczema, refines the pores, thread veins, wounds, fibrosis, poor circulation, rheumatism, bronchitis, catarrh, mouth and throat infections, dizziness, headaches, insomnia, nervous exhaustion.

Rituals~ protection, lust, love, luck, wishes, peace, healing.

Blends with~ tuberose, clary sage, boronia, tarragon, cumin, hop, basil, hyacinth, other floral oils.

Parts used~ a concrete; raw material; leaves and flowers.

Any Precautions? May cause irritation to some individuals.



Jasmine essential oil

[Jasminum officinale]



Used in alcoholic and soft drinks, soaps, toiletries, cosmetics, perfumes. In China they are symbolic of women.


correspondences of Jasmine;

Planet~ moon

Element~ water

Colour~ orange-brown looking.

Other uses~ dry, greasy, irritated, sensitive skin, muscular sprains, spasm, catarrh, coughs, hoarseness, laryngitis, dysmenorrhoea, frigidity, labour pains, uterine disorders, depression, nervous exhaustion, and stress related conditions, PMS, stretch marks, anorexia, vaginal infections.

Rituals~ love, peace, spirituality, sex, sleep, psychic dreams.

Blends with~ rose, sandalwood, lavender, rosewood, clary sage, all citrus oils.

Parts used~ steam distillation of the absolute; flowers.

Any Precautions? Can irritate some people, do not use in pregnancy; although it can be used in labour, non-toxic.



Chamomile essential oil

[chamaemelum nobile + matricaria recutica]





correspondences of Chamomile;

Planet~ Venus

Element~ water

Colour~ pale.

Other uses~ acne, allergies, boils, burns, cuts, chilblains, dermatitis, earache, eczema, hair care, inflammations, insect bites, rashes, sensitive skin, teething pain, toothache, wounds, arthritis, inflamed joints, muscular pains, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains, dyspepsia, colic, indigestion, nausea, dysmenorrhoea, menopausal problems, menorrhagia, headaches, insomnia, nervous tension, migraine, stress related issues.

Rituals~ sleep, peace, meditation.

Blends with~ geranium, lavender, patchouli, rose, benzoic, neroli, bergamot,  marjoram,  lemon, ylang ylang, jasmine, clary sage, labdanum.

Parts used~ steam distillation.

Any Precautions? Can cause dermatitis in some individuals, avoid in the early months of pregnancy.



Lime essential oil

[Citrus aurantifolia]





correspondences of lime;

Planet~ sun

Element~ fire

Colour~ pale yellow/green.

Other uses~ fever, infection, colds, sore throats, acne, anaemia, brittle nails, boils, chilblains, corns, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, insect bites, spots, varicose veins, warts, arthritis, high blood pressure, obesity, nosebleeds, poor circulation, throat infections, dyspepsia.

Rituals~ purification, physical energy, love, healing, protection.

Blends with~ neroli, citronella, lavender, lavandin, rosemary, clary sage, other citrus oils.

Parts used~ cold expression/steam distillation.

Any Precautions? Can be phototoxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising.



Citronella essential oil

[Cymbopogon nardus]


correspondences of Citronella;



Colour~ colourless-pale yellow.

Other uses~ excessive perspiration, oily skin, colds, flu, minor infections, fatigue, headaches, migraine, neuralgia.


Blends with~ geranium, lemon, bergamot, orange, cedar wood, pine.

Parts used~ steam distillation.

Any Precautions? Avoid during pregnancy, may cause dermatitis in some individuals.