Sage (Salvia officinalis) oil has cleansing, astringent and invigorating properties, and a fresh, stimulating, camphorlike, mildly medicinal aroma. Use sage oil in skin splashes, hair products, acne and infected-skin preparations and massage balms and oils.
Sandalwood (Santalum album) oil has an exotic, woody, sweet and subtle aroma. It has a weak odor intensity and it’s aroma is easily dominated by other scents, so you may need to add more of it in blends to create the desired scent. Sandalwood oil is used as a fixative for fragrances. It has hydrating, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects, and can be added with great benefit to body oils, creams, balms, body powders and hair products.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata) oil, like other mint essential oils, Short to medium haircuts front and back has invigorating, cooling, antiseptic, refreshing and stimulating properties that can enhance mouth preparations, body oils, baths, steams, scrubs, creams and foot powders. Its odor is true to the spearmint herb, and it is used widely as a food-flavoring agent.
Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) oil has the delightful aroma of the fruit itself. Like all citrus oils, it is drying, so use it diluted in products intended to be moisturizing. Add to bath and body oils for its muscle-relaxant properties. Use tangerine oil in preparations for acne and oily skin.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil, a strong antifungal and antiseptic, is added to wound washes and foot and nail preparations designed for fungal problems. It is also useful in acne and infected-skin preparations. It is added to creams, salves, powders, scrubs, baths and mouth and hair products. It has a clean, spicy yet medicinal aroma.