Definitions of Therapeutic Properties:
Antidepressant: an agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
Antioxidant: Any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Disinfectant: a substance that kills germs and/or viruses.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Stimulant: increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Other Benefits: Keeps the skin clean. Particularly good for treating oily skin and acne. Gives a refreshing feeling. Also beneficial for treating stiffness and cramp in muscles.
Safety Warning: Phototoxic. Can cause skin irritations if exposed to strong sunlight after application. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.