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More Essential Oils

Following on from last month’s blog about essential oils, a follow up guide is attached below to assist with making your own scents, knowing what each essential oil is beneficial for, some of the pitfalls to be aware of and other such information to keep everyone in the know about essential oils, their benefits and also their warnings.

The following guide gives a selection of common essential oils & their therapeutic uses.

Oil Type Brief description of applications and uses

Basil: Chest infections, Digestive problems, Fever, Tired & Aching muscles, Gum & Mouth infections, Mental fatigue, Jaundice, Head cold.

Benzoin: Cold, Flu, Sore throat, Stimulates circulation, Cracked hands, Warming & Soothing, Depression, Anxiety, Sadness, Urine flow.

Bergamot: Cystitis, Vaginal itching, Tension, Anxiety, Depression, Fever, Insect repellent, Digestive problems, Cold sores, Shingles, Blisters.

Black Pepper: Muscle aches & pains, Poor circulation, Chilblains, Sprains, Constipation, Colic, Colds, Flu, Infections, Catarrh, Heartburn, Nausea.

Cajeput Colds, Respiratory infections, Mucus build-up, Catarrh, Sinusitis, Sore & aching muscles, Oily skin, Spots, Insect bites, Viral infections.

Carrot Seed: Jaundice, Liver disorders, Eczema, Wrinkled skin, Burns, Dry & mature skin conditions.

Cedarwood: Bronchial infections, Urinary infections, Cystitis, Vaginal infections, Catarrh, Acne, Aphrodisiac, Stimulant, Tonic.

Chamomile: Boils, Abscesses, Digestive system, Tension, Stress, Anxiety, Diarrhoea, Cystitis, PMT, Sprains, Arthritis, Dry, red & sore skin.

Citronella: Insect repellent

Cinnamon: Digestive problems, Stomach cramps, Menstrual cramps, Aphrodisiac, Aches & chills of flu, Joint pain.

Clary Sage: Stress, Tension, Relaxing, Asthma, Migraine, Convalescence, Digestive cramps, Excess sweating, Sexual tension, Hiccoughs.

Clove Bud: Toothache, Scabies, Ulcers, Wounds, Acne, Athlete's foot, Bruises, Burns, Insect repellent, Cuts, Diarrhoea, Bronchitis.

Cypress: Piles, Oily skin, Excess perspiration, Insect repellent, Bleeding gums, Wounds, Varicose veins, Asthma, Menopause, Stress.

Eucalyptus: Colds, Catarrh, Infectious illness, Burns, Shingles, Muscular aches & pains, Rheumatism, Cold sores, Insect repellent.

Fennel: Gout, Arthritis, Alcohol poisoning, Nausea, Flatulence, Indigestion, Hiccoughs, Cellulitis, Menstrual cycle, Gum infections.

Frankincense: Coughs, Bronchial catarrh, Asthma, Older skin, Wrinkles, Heavy periods, Emotionally calming, Anxiety, Bereavement.

Geranium: Dry & oily skin, Menopause, PMT, Fluid retention, Cellulitis, Tonic, Jaundice, Sore throat, Ulcers, Skin allergies.

Ginger: Rheumatism, Arthritis, Muscular pain, Fatigue, Colds, Flu, Diarrhoea, Catarrh, Morning sickness, Travel sickness.

Grapefruit: Fluid retention, Cellulite, Getting rid of toxins, Oily skin, Acne, Fluid retention, Depression, Muscular aces & pains.

Jasmin: Menstrual pain, labour pain, Post-natal depression, Prostate trouble, Sexual problems, Aphrodisiac, Sensitive skin, Lethargy.

Juniper: Urine retention, Cystitis, Detoxification, Prostate trouble, Irregular periods, Acne, Convalescence, Appetite stimulant, Fleas on animals.

Lavender: Colds, Coughs, Flu, Headache, Insomnia, Catarrh, Muscular pain, Rheumatism, Arthritis, menstrual pain, Skin conditions.

Lemon: Reducing temperature, Bronchitis, Flu, Helps stop bleeding, Gum tonic, Gout, Rheumatism, Digestive tonic, Dull skin.

Lemongrass: Headaches, Tired & sweaty feet, Acne, Athletes foot, Perspiration, Poor circulation, Nervous exhaustion, Stress, Insect repellent.

Lime: Acne, Anaemia, Brittle nails, Chilblains, Greasy skin, Spots, Varicose veins, Throat infections, Catarrh, Warts, Insect bites.

Litsea Cubeba: Oily skin, Congested skin, Spots, Acne, Flatulence, Indigestion, High blood pressure, Nervous tension, Stress, Insect repellent.

Mandarin: Acne, Oily & congested skin, Spots, Scars, Stretch marks, Fluid retention, Obesity, Insomnia, nervous tension, Hiccups

Manuka: Colds, Catarrh, Sinusitis, Sore throat, Spots, Cuts, Boils, Acne, Oily skin, Insect bites, Fleas on animals, Muscular pain, Allergic rashes.

Marjoram: Chest infections, Asthma, Chilblains, Bruises, Arthritis, Lumbago Muscular aches, Colic, Constipation, PMS, Headache, Insomnia.

Melissa: Allergies, Insect bites, Eczema, Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs, Colic, Indigestion, Nausea, Menstrual problems, Anxiety, Shock.

Myrrh: Chapped skin, Athletes foot, Eczema, mature complexions, Wrinkles, Wounds, Gum infections, Chest problems, Thrush, Colds.

Neroli: Scars, Stretch marks, Thread veins, Wrinkles, Palpitations, Poor circulation, Spasm, Colic, Flatulence, Anxiety, PMT, Stress, Shock.

Niaouli: Cystitis, Urinary infection, Minor wounds, Burns, Cuts, Boils, Acne, Chest infections.

Nutmeg: Bacterial infection, Impotence, Neuralgia, Nervous fatigue, Flatulence, Nausea, Arthritis, Gout, Sluggish digestion.

Orange: Helps in winter months, Gum infections, Mouth ulcers, Dull & oily skin, Water retention, Chills, Flu, Obesity, Palpitations.

Palmarosa: Acne, Skin infections, Wrinkles, Skin moisturiser, Anorexia, Nervous conditions, Cell regeneration, Stress.

Patchouli: Athletes foot, Acne, Dandruff, Dermatitis, Eczema, Oily skin, Sores, Wounds, Wrinkles, Frigidity, Nervous exhaustion, Stress.

Peppermint: Ringworm, Scabies, Toothache, Dermatitis, Muscular pain, Palpitations, Catarrh, Head colds, Fainting, Headache, Mental fatigue.

Petitgrain: Acne, Excessive perspiration, Greasy skin & hair, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Convalescence, Insomnia, Stress, Nervous conditions.

Pine: Cuts, Excessive perspiration, Scabies, Lice, Arthritis, Aches & pains, Asthma, Poor circulation, Sore throat, Sinusitis, Stress, Colds.

Rose: Broken capillaries, Dry & sensitive skin, Wrinkles, Poor circulation, Asthma, Hay fever, Liver congestion, Impotence, Stress, Nausea.

Rosemary: Dandruff, Greasy hair, Brain stimulant, Cold, Catarrh, Sinusitis, Cholesterol, Tonic for heart, liver & gallbladder, Stiff muscles, Gout.

Rosewood: Cell regeneration, Depression, Stress, Bereavement, Frigidity, Aphrodisiac, Chronic fatigue, Glandular fever, Skin problems, Wounds.

Sage: Overworked muscles, Sport injuries, Mouth infections. WARNING... TAKE CARE WITH THIS OIL.

Sandalwood: Dry & cracked skin, greasy & chapped skin, Catarrh, Coughs, Nausea, Cystitis, Depression, Insomnia, Stress, Diarrhoea, Bronchitis.

Spearmint: Congested skin, Acne, Dermatitis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Nausea, Sickness, Cold, Fever, Headache, Fatigue, Strain, Stress.

Tea Tree: Abscess, Acne, Athlete's foot, Cold sores, Dandruff, Herpes, Insect bites, Asthma, Catarrh, Thrush, Chicken pox, Flu, Fever, Verrucae.

Thyme: Abscess, Acne, Burns, Oily skin, Gum infections, Arthritis, Gout, Muscle pain, Sore throat, Cold, Chills, Insomnia, Headaches, Stress.

Vanilla: Sensual aphrodisiac, Tension, Menstrual problems.

Verbena: Digestive problems especially related to stress, Hangover, Insomnia, Anxiety, Stress, Tonic for nervous system, Liver congestion.

Vetiver: Acne, Cuts, Oily skin, Wounds, Muscular aches, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Stiffness, Depression, Insomnia, Nervous tension, Stress.

Ylang Ylang: Cramp, Constipation, Haemorrhoids, Indigestion, Hypertension, Varicose veins, Inflammation, Scars, Rashes, Thrombosis


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