Aromatherapy: S-U

Aromatherapy: S-U

Aromatherapy: S-U

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  • Increases energy

Sage – Salvia officinalis

  • Improves memory

Scent: Strong, spicy
Extracted From: leaves
Aromatherapy Properties: throat inflammation, gargle for mouth

Sandalwood – Santalum album

  • Aphrodisiac and promotes healing

Scent: Exotic and slightly spicy.
Color: Pale yellow, greenish or brownish
Extracted From: Wood
Aromatherapy Properties: Depression, dry skin, nausea.

Spearmint – Mentha spicata

  • Promotes healing

Scent: Light Minty, fresh
Extracted From: leaves

Star Anise

  • Increases awareness

Sweet Pea

  • Promotes happiness


Tagetes (also known as marigold) – Tagetes spp.

Scent: Citrusy, slightly spicy

Color: Orange, yellow, red

Extracted From: Flowers

Aromatherapy: Calming, insect repellent, anti-inflammatory, ant-ifungal

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Scent: A strong and bitter scent

Color: Yellow in color

Extracted From: flowers and leaves

Aromatherapy Properties: An insect repellent, easing menstrual cramps, treating digestive problems. Medicinal uses include reducing fevers and treating skin conditions.

Tarragon – (Artemisia dracunculu)

Scent: Sweet, anise-like scent

Color: Green

Extracted From: Leaves and flowers

Aromatherapy Properties: Calming nerves and anxiety, digestive aid, and aphrodisiac

Medicinal uses include pain relief, menstrual cramps, and regulating menstruation.

Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)

Scent: Citrusy, sweet, floral scent

Extracted From: Peel

Aromatherapy Properties: Antidepressant, antispasmodic, sedative, digestive, tonic

Medicinal uses: anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive problems, colds, flu, etc.

Tasmanian Pepper (Tasmannia lanceolata)

Scent: Spicy and pungent scent

Color: Red

Extracted From: Leaves and berries

Aromatherapy Properties: Antioxidant, reducing inflammation, and improving respiratory function.

Medicinal uses include treating arthritis, menstrual cramps, and colds and flu.

Tea Camellia (Camellia sinensis)

Scent: A fresh and grassy scent

Color: Green

Extracted From: Leaves

Aromatherapy Properties: A stimulant, improving mental clarity, and promoting concentration.

Medicinal uses include reducing cholesterol levels, promoting weight loss, and improving cardiovascular health.

Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans)

Scent: fruity, floral

Color: white, yellow

Extracted From: Flowers

Aromatherapy Properties: Uplifting, stress-relieving, anti-inflammatory

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Scent: Menthol, spicy
Color: Colorless or pale yellow-green
Extracted From: Leaves and twigs
Aromatherapy Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, ulcers, psoriasis, acne, colds, burns, shock, hysteria, inflammation, cold sores.

Thessaloniki Sage – Salvia fruticosa

Scent: Herbal and spicy

Color: Blue Violet

Extracted: Leaves

Aromatherapy Properties: Soothes headaches, anxiety, and nervous exhaustion.

Medicinal Uses: Used in treating menstrual cramps and digestive problems.

Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Scent: Slightly sweet and earthy scent

Color: Purple

Extracted From: Leaves and stems

Aromatherapy Properties: A liver tonic, promoting detoxification, and improving digestion.

Medicinal uses include treating gallbladder and liver problems, and lowering cholesterol levels.

Thuja (Thuja occidentalis)

Scent: Woody, balsamic

Color: Green

Extracted From: Needles

Aromatherapy Properties: Immune stimulating, expectorant, antifungal

Thyme Linalool (Thymus zygis)

Scent: Herbaceous, woody, spicy scent

Extracted From: Leaves and flowers

Aromatherapy Properties: Antiseptic, expectorant, sedative, analgesic, soothing

Medicinal Uses: Respiratory infections, coughs, bronchitis, insomnia, stress, anxiety, etc.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Scent: Herbaceous, spicy, warm scent

Extracted from leaves and flowers

Aromatherapy Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, stimulant, tonic

Medicinal Uses: coughs, colds, flu, infections, rheumatism, muscle pain, etc.

Tiare (Gardenia taitensis)

Scent: Sweet and tropical scent

Color: White

Extracted From: flowers

Aromatherapy Properties: Anti-inflammatory, calming the mind, and promoting relaxation.

Medicinal uses include treating headaches and respiratory problems.

Tobacco Plant – Nicotiana tabacum

Scent: Sweet flowers and slight tobacco

Extract: Leaves

Aromatherapy Properties: Calming, grounding, and stress-relieving.

Medicinal Uses: Used in smoking cessation therapy and to alleviate anxiety.

Tonka Bean (Dipteryx odorata)

Scent: Sweet and warm scent

Color: Brown

Extracted from the seeds

Aromatherapy Properties: Antidepressant, promoting relaxation, and reducing anxiety.

Medicinal uses include treating skin conditions, respiratory problems, and digestive issues.

Tormentil (Potentilla erecta)

Scent: Woody, earthy scent

Color: Yellow

Extracted From: Roots

Aromatherapy Properties: Astringent, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory

Medicinal uses include treating diarrhea, dysentery, and inflammation.

Tree Moss (Evernia prunastr)

Scent: Earthy, smoky scent

Color: Green/gray

Extracted From: Lichen

Aromatherapy Properties: Grounding, calming, and antiseptic

Medicinal uses include treating cuts, burns, and infections.

Tuber Magnatum (Tuber magnatum)

Scent: A subtle and earthy scent

Color: White

Extracted from the truffles

Aromatherapy Properties: Aphrodisiac, promoting relaxation, and reducing stress.

Medicinal uses include improving circulation and treating anxiety and depression.

Tuberose – Polianthes tuberosa

Scent of sweet, heavy, and heady floral

Color: White

Extracted: Flowers

Aromatherapy Properties: Calming, relaxing, and aphrodisiac.

Medicinal Uses: Used in perfumes and for skin care.


  • Purifies the body

Tulsi (also known as holy basil) – Ocimum tenuiflorum

Scent: Spicy, herbaceous

Color: Purple, green

Extracted From: Leaves and flowers

Medicinal Uses: adaptogenic, immune-modulating, anti-inflammatory.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Scent: Warm, earthy, spicy scent

Extracted From: Rhizome

Aromatherapy Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, digestive, detoxifying

Medicinal Uses: Arthritis, inflammation, indigestion, liver problems, skin disorders, etc.

Turpentine – Pinus palustris

Scent: of woody and earthy

Extracted: Sap

Aromatherapy Properties: Refreshing, cleansing, and stimulating.

Medicinal Uses: Used to treat respiratory problems, rheumatism, and muscular aches.

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