Monday, April 2, 2007

Essential Aromatherapy Oil

Essential oils made from herbs, leaves, flowers, and bark is both fragrant and therapeutic. Each aromatherapy oil has its own therapeutic properties so it's a good idea to learn and understand them.

Aromatherapy oil is very concentrated so you will only need a small amount in your application. After you know the values of the most popular oils you can choose your oils more effectively. And don't forget to choose the aromatherapy oil that you like too.

Basil is an aromatherapy oil that is both stimulating and uplifting. It has a fresh, sweet, spicy scent and it combines nicely with frankincense or geranium. Its properties include antiseptic, antidepressant, analgesic, antispasmodic, and uplifting. You can use it for bronchitis, colds, constipation, insect bites, migraine, nervous tension, rheumatism, or sinus congestion.

Bergamot is an aromatherapy oil that is both refreshing and uplifting. It has a sweet spicy scent and it combines nicely with chamomile, lavender, or geranium. Its properties are antiseptic, antidepressant, or antispasmodic. You can use it for abscesses, acne, chicken pox, colds, cold sores, cystitis, mouth infections, and sore throat.

Chamomile is an aromatherapy oil that is relaxing and soothing. It has a sweet fruity scent and it combines nicely with lavender, geranium, and bergamot. Its properties are antiseptic, analgesic, antibacterial, and a digestive stimulant. Use it for acne, blister, boils, colitis, depression, got, headaches, IBS, neuralgia, nervous tension, and rheumatism.

Frankincense is an aromatherapy oil that is relaxing and uplifting. It has a warm sweet scent and it combines nicely with lavender, rose, and neroli. Its properties include analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antiseptic, expectorant. Use it for asthma, bronchitis, colds, healing wounds, nervous tension, respiratory conditions, and skin care,

Jasmine is an aromatherapy oil that is soothing and relaxing with a warm floral scent that works well with citrus oils and chamomile. Its properties are antidepressant, antispasmodic, and antiseptic. Use for anxiety, cough, headache, mental tension, or dry skin.

Lemongrass is an aromatherapy oil that is refreshing and toning with a sweet citrus scent. It combines nicely with cedarwood, lavender, and basil. Its properties are antiseptic and diuretic. Use for colic, fatigue, muscle aches and pains, and stress.

Neroli is an aromatherapy oil that is relaxing and it has a refreshing floral scent that mixes nicely with lavender, chamomile, or sandalwood. Its properties are antispasmodic, sedative, and antidepressant. Use for depression, dry or sensitive skin, IBS, headache, nervous tension, stress, and panic attacks.

Orange is an aromatherapy oil that is refreshing and relaxing with a fresh citrus scent that combines nicely with lavender and frankincense. Its properties are antidepressant, antispasmodic, detoxifying, tonic and sedative. Use for anxiety, cellulite, depression, digestive issues, dry skin, aging skin, insomnia, muscle aches and pains, and stress.

Patchouli is an aromatherapy oil that is relaxing with its sweet spicy woody scent. It combines nicely with lavender and neroli. Its properties are astringent, sedative, and anti-inflammatory. Use for anxiety, cracked ski, depression, eczema, scar tissue, and water retention.

There are many other essential oils and there is no right or wrong aromatherapy oil. What's important is that you choose the one or ones that you enjoy.

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Blogger louieann34 said...

Actually I really love using Essential Oils...Some of my favorites are, Lavender, Basil, and Chamomile oils...This three really helped me a lot..And aside from that it really give you a nice scent.

April 2, 2007 at 3:50 PM

 

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