Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Aromatherapy: Your Guide to Essential Oils for Healing (A-B) from Aches to Burns

ACHES & PAINS - Chamomile, Juniper, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Birch, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Ginger, Pepper, Black Spruce

ACNE - Bergamot, Chamomile, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Clove, Eucalyptus, Juniper

ADDICTIONS - Geranium, Rose, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Patchouli

ALLERGIES - Blue Tansy, Spikenard

ANGER - Frankincense, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrrh, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood

ANOREXIA - Grapefruit

ANTIDEPRESSANT - Geranium, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Frankincense, Orange, Rosewood, Vetiver, Petitgrain

ANTISEPTIC - Bergamot, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Clove, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Ravensara, Thyme

ANXIETY - Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, lavender, Rose, Basil, Frankincense, Juniper, Lemon, Ylang Ylang

APATHY - Rosemary, Frankincense, Geranium, Marjoram, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang

APPREHENSION - Frankincense, Sandalwood

ARGUMENTATIVE - Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Orange, Thyme, Ylang Ylang

ARTHRITIS - Black Pepper, Chamomile, Juniper, Lavender, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Clove, Cypress, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Vetiver

ASTHMA - Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Basil, Clove, Cypress, Fennel, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrrh, Myrtle, Peppermint, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Thyme

ATHLETES FOOT/FUNGI - Tea Tree, Lavender, Clove, Myrrh, Patchouli

BACK PAIN - All the oils

BACTERIA - Tea Tree, Rosewood, Thyme, all the oils

BIRTH - Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Rose

BLADDER - Lemongrass, Juniper

BLOOD PRESSURE (Low) - Rosemary, Pine, Basil, Fennel, Peppermint, Thyme, Black Pepper, Ginger, Cinnamon, Rosemary

BLOOD PRESSURE (High) - Ylang Ylang, Clove, Clary Sage, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram

BRONCHITIS - Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Basil, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Fennel, Frankincense, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrtle, Myrrh, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme

BRUISES - Black Pepper, Lavender, Rosemary, Chamomile, Clove, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Thyme

BURNS - Lavender, Tea Tree, Chamomile, Clove, Geranium, Ravensara, Thyme

Especial care should be taken when using "hot" oils! Always use "hot" oils in extremely weak dilution of less than one percent for skin application.

Commonly used "hot" essential oils known to have the potential to cause skin irritation, include: basil (Ocimum basilicum), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), birch (Betula lenta), black pepper (Piper nigrum), cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), clove (Eugenia aromatica), ginger (Zingiber officinale), expressed (cold pressed from peel) oils of lime, lemon, orange and grapefruit (Citrus limetta, limonum, sinensis and paradisi), lemongrass (Cymbopogon citrates), oregano (Origanum compactum), Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris), Siberian balsam or silver fir (Abies siberica, alba, balsamea), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) and in some cases, tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) and peppermint (Mentha piperita).

If any of these essential oils is applied in a weak dilution of carrier oil on the skin and a hot, red irritation occurs this is the result of a burn to the skin that requires immediate attention. Always have a vegetable carrier oil like Pure Light Coconut Oil or Jojoba available to apply onto the skin in such cases!

Applying a carrier oil will have an immediate effect of calming the skin irritation. Do not wash or rinse the area with water as this will drive the essential oils further into the skin and increase, not diminish discomfort.

Aromatherapy is a gentle and noninvasive complementary health care system used for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind, spirit and emotions to enhance your health. Properly administered essential oils are a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being and can produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances such as essential oils for serious health conditions that require professional attention.

PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.

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1 Comments:

Blogger louieann34 said...

I love using Essential Oils, they are so beneficial to me and to every humans as well..I can say that Essential Oils are Mother Nature's Gift form God..That it provides so many benefits and uses to us...

Some of my Favorite Essential Oils are the Lavender, Basil and Chamomile.

April 3, 2007 at 9:39 AM

 

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