Essential Oils A-F and What they Treat
ESSENTIAL OILS A-F AND WHAT THEY TREAT
Anise Antispasmodic, sedative, stabilizing, aphrodisiac, frigidity, impotence, estrogen like, has a calming effect on the nervous system, minimizes over excitement. Increases milk secretion, induces menstruation, helpful during menopause. Lice, infectious skin diseases, respiratory tonic, breathing difficulties due to nervousness, muscle spasms and aches. Cardiac stimulant, circulatory tonic, eases palpitations, colds and flu. Nervous stomach, hangovers, indigestion. Vertigo, migraines, invigorates tired mind, promotes sweet dreams. Avoid during pregnancy. Scent: licorice, warm and sweet, top to middle note. Source: Seed
Bergamot Refreshes, relaxes, and helps relieve insomnia. Increases the production of white blood cells. Eczema, herpes, acne, psoriasis, skin infections, cold sores, blisters, shingles, and chicken pox. Aroma relaxes brain waves, very calming, balancing, antidepressant, reduces tension and hysteria, sedative, reduces fear, balancing, decreases Sympathetic Nervous System action. Painful digestion, colitis and loss of appetite. Tonic action on uterus. Antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, calmative. Do not use in sun products. Scent: Sweet, citrus, and refreshing, spicy floral undertone, top note. Source: Fruit Peel
Black Pepper Analgesic, anti-microbial, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, carminative, tonic, bruises, chronic bronchitis, warms, arthritis, muscle aches, pain, poor muscle tone, stiffness, rheumatism, good for before and after sports. Increases circulation, dilates local blood flow, lowers temperatures, anemia, burns fat, heartburn, nausea. Reduces frigidity, impotence, aids in detoxification, mental stimulant, aids alertness, increases stamina. Scent: Pungent, spicy, warm, peppery aroma, middle note. Source: Unripe Fruit Berry
Basil Holy Weak nervous conditions, mental fatigue, depression, tension, stress, muscular spasm, concentration, physical and mental fatigue and to overcome emotional negativity. Uplifting, aids in memory recall and stimulates blood circulation. Helps with headaches, sinus congestion, migraines, nausea, sore muscles, herpes and shingles. Pain reliever, decongestant of the veins, congested prostate, rheumatoid arthritis. Stimulates hair growth and conditions hair. Restorative, general stimulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-infectious, antibiotic. Insect repellant, acne, skin tonic. Stimulates blood flow, decongests veins and pulmonary arteries, hypertension, varicose veins, stimulates pancreatic enzymes, adrenal cortex stimulant. May aid conception, eases breast engorgement. Do not use if pregnant. Scent: Sweet, spicy, warm and fiery, top note. Source: Flowering tops and leafs
Clove Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, sprains, strains, toothache.
Chamomile Blue There is an extremely large list of uses for chamomile including all skin conditions, severely infected skin, and cellulite. Anti-inflammatory effect, relieves cramps and spasms and helps in cases of shock. Used for menstrual disorders, skin problems, hypersensitive skin, broken veins, puffiness, strengthens tissues. Pain relieving, used for children’s ailments, sedative, anti-depressant and nervousness. Relaxes the mind and body when stressed, anxious, depressed or can’t sleep. Helpful with PMS, menopause, headaches, hyperactivity, eczema, skin rashes, acne, excessive acne, rosacea, allergic reactions. Increases production of white blood cells. Brightens and brings out highlights of hair when used in a shampoo. Analgesic action eases arthritis, low back pain and muscle pain, rheumatism, sprains, and inflamed joints. Gives patience and peace. Sedative to Central Nervous System. Scent: Sweet, herbaceous, fresh and fruity, middle note. Source: Flowering Herb
Cypress Increases circulation, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, menopausal problems, menstrual problems, fluid retention, cellulite, rheumatism, arthritis, tension, nervousness and sinus congestion. Astringent, antispasmodic, restorative, calmative, antibiotic. Reduces excess sweating and overly oily complexions. Mature, oily skin, acne, stimulates cell regeneration. Immune stimulant, may increase pancreatic stimulant, can act as female hormone stimulant. Induces menstruation, eases all hormone imbalances, decongest prostate. Antidepressant, increases mental energy and attentiveness by reducing drowsiness and irritability. The fragrance is comforting and is said to aid in smoothing transitions, especially the loss of a loved one and the ending of relationships. Scent: Fresh, woody, clear, light, a clean scent, middle to base note. Source: Branches
Cinnamon Infections, aches, pains, stimulant, antiseptic, antibiotic, arthritis, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic and boost the immune system. Physical and emotional stimulant. Known as an aphrodisiac and antidepressant. Reduces drowsiness, irritability and the pain and frequency of headaches. Relaxes tight muscles, eases painful joints, increases circulation. Warts, respiratory infections, sore throats, colds, anorexia, impotence, induces menstruation, reduces frigidity. Avoid during pregnancy and with children. Scent: A sweet, spicy hot fragrance, smoky, warm, base note. Source: Leaf
Cajeput (similar to Tea Tree Essential Oil) Cajeput Oil is a must-have oil to keep on hand for cold and flu season, especially for use in the diffuser. When well diluted, it can be used topically, but there is some indication that it may cause skin irritation. Scent: similar to tea tree.
Cedarwood Cleansing, reduces anxiety, antiseptic, tonic, antifungal, arthritis, rheumatism, regenerative and reduces sinus congestion. Dries oily or blemished skin, natural astringent, used in acne treatments. Relieves eczema, psoriasis, skin inflammation, dandruff, bug bites, hair lose, dry or oily hair, soften skin. Lymphatic tonic, aids in the removal of body fat. Indicated for retention of fluid in the tissue and cellulite. Circulatory and lymphatic stimulate. Stress, tension and nervous disorders. Avoid during pregnancy. Scent: Soft, sweet, warm, woody, fruity, middle note. Source: Wood
Clary Sage Menstrual problems, PMS, fertility, exhaustion, insomnia, menopausal problems, calming, stress, depression, cramps, excessive perspiration and destroys odor-causing bacteria. Antiseptic, calmative, tonic, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, nerve tonic, estrogen like, reduces hot flashes.
Citronella Insect repellant, keeps away mosquitoes, ticks, fleas an other pesky insects. Scent is very relaxing and helps relieve insomnia. Antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory. Used for pelvic pain, rheumatism and arthritis. Scent: Grassy, fruity, herbaceous with a citrus undertone, top note. Source: Grass
Eucalyptus Citradora Arthritis, bronchitis, catarhh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis
Eucalyptus – regular Colds, flu, fever, muscular aches and pains, headaches, sluggishness, mental exhaustion, rheumatism, insect bites and rashes. Antiseptic, expectorant, antibiotic, antifungal, anti-infectious and anti-parasitic. Affects dermis layer, increases respiratory metabolism of skin cells, oxygenates skin. Asthma, regenerative affect on pulmonary tissue, coughs, lung infections, colds, and flues. Immune stimulant, increases the gamma and beta globulin’s. Aids hypoglycemia, raises blood sugar level. Aids concentration. Do not use with very small children or with high blood pressure or epilepsy. Scent: Pungent, sharp, strong and camphor-like, top note. Source: Leaves
Frankincense For dry, mature, aging skin, acne, pimples, scars, smoothes out wrinkles, balances out oily skin, tonic to all skin types. Deepens breathing, aids asthmatic coughs, rheumatism, uterine tonic, breast inflammation. Anxiety, nervous exhaustion, stress, nightmares, calming sedative effect. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antidepressant, astringent, immunostimulant, sedative, uterine tonic, digestive calmative, diuretic. Scent: Soft, balsamic, heady fragrance, warm, middle to base note. Source: Gum Resin
French Lavender Lavender Essential Oil is well known for its sedative properties and for its ability to help calm stress and anxiety and to help promote sleep. If used in excess, however, Lavender Oil can actually act as a stimulant. Lavender Oil is a great oil to use for children’s minor cuts and scrapes because it is anti-bacterial, calming and is considered SAFE enough to use with children.
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