Aromatherapy Uses

 

ESSENTIAL OIL CHART


Essential Oil   Properties and Uses

Almond Oil           Sooths and softens skin

Basil                     Bronchitis, fatigue, colds

Bergamot             Fevers, acne, stress

Calendula             Diaper rash, scarring

Cardamom           Nausea, headaches

Carrot                   Eczema, psoriasis

Chamomile          Acne, menstrual problems

Cinnamon             Flu, warts, viral infections

Citronella             Insecticide, deodorant

Clary Sage          Sedative, sore throat, depression

Clove                    Flatulence, infections

Coriander             Indigestion, fatigue, rheumatism

Cumin                  Liver problems, stimulant

Cypress               Circulatory Conditions, Astringent

Eucalyptus           Bronchitis, Anti-inflammatory

Frankincense       Tension, fevers, laryngitis, colds

Geranium             Diabetes, diarrhea, kidney stones

Ginger                  Muscular aches, alcoholism

Grapefruit             Migraine, obesity, drug withdrawal aid

Jasmine                 Depression, relaxant

Juniper                 Urinary infections, diuretic

Lavender              Burns, cuts, nervous tension

Lemon                  Antiseptic, Sore throat, astringent

Lemongrass        Infections, insect repellent

Lime                     Anorexia, anxiety, fever, tonic

Myrrh                   Mouth ulcers, Candida, diarrhea

Orange                 Depression, anxiety, antiseptic

Oregano              Respiratory problems, rheumatism

Patchouli              Skin inflammations, dandruff


Essential Oil        Properties and Uses

Peppermint           Headaches, stimulant, indigestion

Pettigraine           Anxiety, insomnia, depression

Rose Bulgar        Anxiety, depression

Rosemary            Muscular aches and pains

Sandalwood          Depression, sedative, infections

Spearmint            Hemorrhoids

Tagetes                Skin infections, cuts, sprains

Tea Tree               Fungal-infections

Thyme                  Bacterial and urinary infections

Vetiver                  Nervousness, insomnia

Ylang Ylang         Depression, anxiety, sedative

How to use    Pure Essential Oils

Essential oils are most effective when inhaled or absorbed through the skin. They are less effective when taken orally. Essential oils easily penetrate the dermis, promoting rejuvenation of skin cells.

Inhalation Methods

Use as an inhalant...a few drops (6-10) on a cloth.

Use 6 drops in boiling water. Inhale for 5-10 minutes.

Sprinkle a few drops into potpourri      Use in incense and candles.

Place a few drops on pillow at night.     Smell directly from the bottle.

To Use on Body

Add a few drops to bath water or on your towel for shower.

Add a few drops in lotion or oil.

Add a few drops to shampoo.

Always dilute essential oils when applying to the skin.