This great list of Essential Oils including brief descriptions was written by
Frances Fitzgerald Cleveland of Frogworks, Inc.!
- Basil: One of the most useful oils for stimulating and clearing the mind. When inhaled it clears the head, relives intellectual fatigue, and gives the mind strength and clarity. Also useful for nervous disorders, especially those associated with weakness, indecision or hysteria.
- Frankincense: Helps one to deal with their fear, slow down their breathing in order to produce a feeling of calm and to help them with anxious and obsessive feeling linked to the past.
- Jasmine: Deeply relaxing oil. This oil helps to calm the body mind and spirit. And, it helps to diminish fear and enhance self-confidence.
- Neroli: Helps with abandonment issues or loss of a loving companion. This oil has a very powerful psychological effect offering a feeling of emotional harmony.
- Rose Otto: Helps with nervous tension helps with trauma, anger, resentment, fear and anxiety.
- Sweet Marjoram: This oil has an ability to both strengthen and relax. In terms of oriental medicine, marjoram tones and circulates energy, clears phlegm and calms the mind.
- Thyme: Strengthens the nerves and activates the brain cells thereby aiding memory and concentration. Lifts the spirits, relieves feelings of exhaustion and combats depression. Also, said to help release mental blockages and trauma.
- Violet Leaf: Helps to strengthen and comfort your heart and learn to trust and to find inner strength. This oil will not dull the senses; rather it will help keep the animal in control, maintaining inner strength that would otherwise be depleted.
- Yarrow: Is a form of rescue remedy. It helps to release past issues. It can help to release deeply repressed emotions such as anger and embitterment.
The essential oils I suggest to have in an aromatherapy kit for moods and non-typical behaviors are: Basil, Frankincense, Jasmine, Neroli, Rose, Sweet Marjoram, Thyme, Violet Leaf and Yarrow.
Please note when working with essential oils they should always be diluted. An essential oil should never be forced on an animal and know your animal’s constitution before working with essential oils. Always consult your vet when working with plants and essential oils.