I want to share this little graph I made for some of the common oils that you may have in your arsenal. It shows the therapeutic properties of the components that are in the oils.
You may know that companies are not allowed to make any claims on the oils that they sell. This is simply because the oils have not been clinically tested. However, the therapeutic properties that I am posting here are of those constituents found in the oil (linalool, for example) and the research that has been made of them. Because these chemical compounds make up the majority of the oil, we can make some generalizations that the oil would have the same therapeutic properties as its parts.
This is the importance of a GCMS report to aromatherapists. In some cases, thyme essential oil may have the same smell but different chemical constituents because of the environment where they are grown. Companies who provide GC make this distinction: they put in the labels what is Thyme ct thymol and Thyme ct linalool. Thyme ct thymol can be irritating to the skin while Thyme ct linalool is not.
More often than not, oils would have a loooot of therapeutic properties so there is not much need to collect a lot (unless you are like me who is a hoarder and is now studying the oils, really, hahaha nakahanap ng excuse) – look at Lavender and Peppermint.
Through this chart, you can also see which blend you can make in the morning for example for your congested kid – peppermint (assuming he is more than 5 years old if topical application) and lemon to boost immune system and address congestion. But at nighttime, you can use frankincense and cedarwood, because both are good for respiratory support and at the same time, calming oils.
Hope this helps! ❤