HEALING-PROPERTIES-OF-ESSENTIAL-OILS

HEALING PROPERTIES OF ESSENTIAL OILS

ANISE (ANISEED)-Pimpinella anisum Used to stimulate digestion, relieves stomach cramps and flatulence, also in hot milk for insomnia. Helps to flush the system and is a good expectorant. (mix in honey as a syrup for phlegm and cough)

BASIL –Ocymum basilicum Used on insect bites to draw poison. Basil has strong psychological effects acting as an antidepressant; treats melancholy, fear, sadness, weak nerves, and depression. Helps migrane headaches, sinus congestion, and stimulates menstruation. As a massage oil, is good for tired, tight, overworked muscles. Improves the tone and appearance of skin.

BAY-Pimenta acris, Pimenta racemosa Good for earache, relieves pain from bruises, also soothes itchy skin. Calms the nervous system and stimulates the circulatory system. It is a useful remedy for scalp problems.

BENZOIN- Styrax benzoin or Styrax tonkinensis Fixative for perfumes, its vanilla scent is comforting, calming, balancing, and sensuous. It benefits nervous conditions, depression, PMS, irritability, and stress. It has antiseptic, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory properties. For the skin, it is useful for cleansing, and protecting elasticity. It is good for dry, rough, and irritated skin. Wounds heal faster and hardened scar tissue is softened with repeated applicatin. Extends shelf life of any preparation.

BERGAMONT-Citrus aurantium, bergamia Good for fighting infections, gingivitis, sore throat, cystitis, fever, anorexia, girl thingyl problems, and for boosting the whole body. Helps with flatulence and colic. Relieves anxiety, emotional imbalance, stress, nervous tension. Use in skin preparations for oily skin, acne, psoriasis, and eczema. (photosensitizing)

CAJEPUT- Melaleuca leucadendron A strong antiseptic, also benefits the pulmonary, intestinal, and urinary tracts. Inhalation for colds as a massage oil for relief from rheumatic conditions.

CAMPHOR-Camphora officinarum, Cinnamomum camphora Insect repellant, used for fevers, hysterical complaints, ,rheumatic pains and gout. Used externally as a wash of liniment for bruises, sprains, strains, pains, for nervousness, toothache, headache. Used as an antiseptic, and in cold treatments.

CARROT SEED- Daucus carrota Treatment for liver disorders, it is also used to treat eczema, psoriasis, abscesses, boils, ulcers of the skin and skin cancers. A good aid to healthy skin, it restores tone and elasticity, nourishes, and may reduce wrinkling.

CEDARWOOD- Cedrus atlanticus Antiseptic and benefits the urinary system and a remedy for cystitis and bladder infections, good for respiratory system and treats bronchitis. Can help skin troubles like eczema, good for oily hair and hair loss. Inhale the aroma to relieve fear, nervous tension, aggression, anger, grounding, and helps to instill integrity and independence. For the Mind and Spirit, the aroma is calming, strengthening, rejuvenating, comforting, and warming.

CHAMOMILE-Anthemis nobilis, Chamomilla recutita Good tonic, digestive, sedative, reduces and calms fever, also antiseptic. Promotes healing of wounds. Good for stings, bites, cystitis, bronchitis, asthma, coughs, migraine, and the neuralgia of flu. Excellent for menstrual cramps, sunburn, abscess, hives, anger, oversensitivity, insomnia, depression, children’s sleep and stomach ache.

CINNAMON BARK –Cinnamomum ceylanicum , cinnamomum cassia Aromatic, stimulant, and carminative. Fragrance has strong psychological effects helping with emotional coldness, isolation, tension, and fear. Arouses physical senses and creativity. Strengthens the heart and nervous system. Has strong antiseptic and astringent properties, may also be used for diarrhea, flatulence, and stomach cramps. Bark oil is sensitive to skin, and in topical skin treatments, it is suggested to use the leaf.

CITRONELLA-Cymbopogon nardus Used locally as an insect repellant and by some as a heart stimulant by inhalation. In a massage it helps rheumatism. Spray around plants to keep pets away.

CLARY SAGE-Salvia sclarea Beneficial for easing stomach and menstrual cramps, stimulates digestion helping also flatulence. Inhale for bronchitis, asthma, headache, nervousness, fear, paranoia, mid-life crisis. The aroma stimulates the mind and spirit for relaxing, rejuvenating, balancing, inspiring, revitalizing, and has aphrodisiac qualities. Apply topically for infected skin and swollen tissue.

CLOVE BUD-Eugenia caryophyllata Toothache, antiseptic, expectorant, anesthetic. Inhaled it helps the memory and eyesight. Helps to prevent flatulence, diarrhea and stomach problems. Disinfects wounds, and repels insects.

CYPRESS-cupressus sempervirens Helps circulatory problems such as varicose veins and hemorrhoids, it also benefits the urinary system. Diluted it rids dogs of fleas. Treats other ailments such as diarrhea, heavy menstruation, bleeding, coughs, foot perspiration, menopausal problems, weak connective tissue, and ovarian cysts. Inhaling the aroma relieves absent-mindedness, lack of concentration, nervous breakdown, sexual preoccupation, scattered energies, and uncontrollable crying. Useful in treating oily skin and hair, acne, dandruff, and excessive perspiration.

DILL-Anethum graveolens It affects the digestive system and is stimulating, comforting, and antispasmodic. It relieves flatulence and treats parasites. Beneficial for nervous vomiting and hiccups, promotes milk flow and is a good expectorant. It calms the nervous system and helps fidgety children-use with chamomile.

EUCALYPTUS-Eucalyptus globulus Excellent for respiratory problems. An effective remedy for coughs, asthma, bronchitis, throat infection, sinus, catarrhal discharge, and fever that comes with flu. Excellent treatment for kidney and bladder infections, angina, rheumatism, neuritis, acne, and sore muscles. Stimulant for nervous system. For the mind and spirit it is stimulating, balancing, increases concentration, helps with ‘lack of intellectual enthusiasm, sluggishness, and emotional overload. It is antiseptic to the skin helping with regeneration and deodorizing.

FENNEL-Foeniculum vulgare, dulce Stimulant and carminative, helps with flatulence, the digestive system, settles stomach and helps liver. Reduces hoarseness, coughs, and other cold symptoms. Treats PMS, and weak, irregular periods. Has been used in creams to tighten and enlarge breasts. Add to face and body lotions to moisturize. Helps calm body and mind—reducing stress and nervousness. Neutralizes toxicity in the body.

FRANKINCENSE-(olibanum) Boswellia carteri Good nerve tonic, antiseptic. and pectoral (good for the chest). heals wounds and inhaled treats bronchitis, colds, and sinusitis. Reduces inflammations and helps smooth wrinkles. Expands the subconscious for meditation or prayer, and also awakens sexual, ecstatic energy sources within people when burned.

GERANIUM-Pelargonium odorantissimum Good for frostbite, dermatitis, and inflammations of the skin. Treats hemorrhoids and bad circulation. It is calming, balancing, and uplifting for depression, nervous tension, or fear. Stimulates sensual feelings, and balances hormones during menopause. May be used topically to treat skin disorders like eczemas, shingles, as well as for wounds, stomatitis and facial neuralgia. The scent repels insects. Helps with inflamed or irritated skin and acne when used in cosmetic preparations.

HEMLOCK SPRUCE-Picca mariana (50 species of spruce) It is an aid for respiratory, nervous, and glandular systems. Its aromatic influences help to open and release emotional blocks, encourages communication, improves mental clarity, and expands consciousness.

JASMINE-Jasminum officinalis Calming and relaxing to the mind and body; it alleviates depression, anxiety, fear, paranoia, pessimism, low self-confidence, and emotional suffering; stops one from worrying about the future. Helps with back pain, childbirth, frigidity, impotence, eczema, dermatitis, stress-related skin disorders, dry-irritated-or inflamed skin, joint and muscle pain.

JUNIPER-Juniperus communis Good for rheumatic pains, sore muscles, lumbago, paralysis, varicose veins, arthritis, and other swelling. Strengthens and uplifts the spirit during times of low energy, anxiety, and weakness. Cleanses the atmosphere of a room and is good for centering and meditation. It is an excellent disinfectant and a few drops added to water can be used to disinfect walls, floors, etc.

LAVENDER-Lavandula officinalis Effective in treatment of skin troubles such as bruises, wounds, burns, frostbite, eczema, dermatitis, boils, abscesses, leg ulcers, fever blisters, herpes, acne, and dermatitis, insect bites, also reduces swelling. Helps neuritis, lumbago, ear infections, headache, yeast infections, athlete’s foot, flu, colds, bronchitis, asthma, motion sickness, gallbladder disorders, high blood pressure, nervous heart, muscle pain, and brings relief to rheumatic conditions. Helps with emotional problems such as nervousness, stress, insomnia, irritability, anger, mood swings, depression and neurasthenia. Lavender can be put into skin preparations for dry skin, acne, fluid retention, hair loss, and dandruff.

LEMON-Citrus limon Aromatic, astringent — drank in lemonade for hiccups. Lemon is used as an air disinfectant for infectious diseases, colds, fever, throat infections, and asthma. Used for heartburn, varicose veins, bleeding injuries, rheumatism, gout, insect bites, and swelling. Also used in skin preparations for oily skin, swollen or infected skin, broken blood vessels, freckles, weak nails, oily hair, dandruff, and to dye blond hair. Lemon oil may irritate sensitive skin when exposed to sun.

LEMONGRASS-Cymbopogon citratus Helps treat any infections accompanied by fever, gives relief from migraine headaches, and benefits anyone with excessively perspiring feet or athlete’s foot. Inhaling the scent awakens the mind and stimulates expansion of consciousness.

MARJORAM-Origanum majorana Helpful during anxiety attacks, grief, sorrow, nervous tension, emotional exhaustion, and insomnia. In a massage oil or relaxing bath, it is very useful for migraine headaches and tense muscles. Beneficial for treating sinus and congestion.

MELISSA (LEMON BALM)-Melissa officinalis Treats eczema and other skin problems (dilute to 1% with other oils). It is soothing, and calming, but also uplifting, both to the body and the mind. It makes the heart merry and joyful and strengthens the vital spirits and chases away black thoughts. Helps bereaved and shocked people who have lost someone close. Helps to lower high blood pressure, calms over-rapid breathing and heartbeat, which makes it good for people in shock. Inhale to relieve asthma and coughs, allergies, depression, nightmares, nervous tension, stress, anger, rage, insomnia, sadness, and melancholy.

MIMOSA-Acacia dealbata Helps smooth worries and fears while uplifting the spirit. Encourages communication while it pleases our sense of smell. Reduces inflammation, nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Works great in “pamper” formulas.

MYRRH-Commiphora myrrha Has good antiseptic properties, reduces inflammation, and treats skin problems such as acne, athlete’s foot, dry skin, eczema, ringworm, wounds, and wrinkles. Used to help with asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, gingivitis, mouth ulcers and sore throat.

NUTMEG-Myristica fragrans Used as a massage oil to stimulate circulation and in all rheumatic pains and achy joints. Externally it is used as a stimulant, influences dream activity, and is helpful when lack of energy, tiredness, or depression are present.

ORANGE SWEET-Citrus vulgaris The scent is highly beneficial to the nervous system and effectively treats anxiety and nervous depression. Slightly hypnotic, it induces sleep and acts as a natural tranquilizer. It has been recognized to help a dull, oily complexion, mouth ulcers, obesity, fluid retention, colds, flu, constipation and dyspepsia.

PATCHOULI-Pogostemon patchouli or P. cablin Good antiseptic and can be applied anywhere there is infection. Reduces inflammation, soothes burns. Good for allergic reactions. It is very beneficial for the skin and may help prevent wrinkles or chapped skin. Helps tissue regeneration, relieves itching from hives, and is excellent for the hair and dry scalp. It is also helpful for depression, anxiety, and stress related conditions.

PENNYROYAL Insect repellant, used in the bath to soothe burning or itchy skin. Taken internally is said to be effective abortive, also to bring on menstruation and eliminate a pregnancy. Locally it prevents wood ticks, fleas, flies, mosquitos, and gnats.

PEPPERMINT-Mentha piperata Scent has energy pick up qualities. It is used for stomachache, nausea, vomiting, reduces fevers and helps candida. Aids in respiratory functions and cools the body during hot days.

PINE NEEDLE- Pinus sylvestris Excellent antiseptic that benefits respiratory system (helping flu, colds and bronchitis) and the urinary tracts (treats cystitis) also anti-rheumatic, helping to stimulate circulation and alleviates muscular pain.

ROSEMARY-Rosmarinus officinalis As a massage oil for aching muscles, excellent hair conditioner. Stimulates the memory. The scent produces mental clarity, burn rosemary to purify an area as it is anti-septic. Helps with respiratory problems, asthma, colds, sinus.

ROSEWOOD-Aniba rosaeodora It has a tonic effect on the body and stimulates the immune system. Helps in clearing headaches and has a steadying effect on the nerves useful during exams or when driving long distances. Has a wide range of usefulness in skin preparations such as cell regeneration, and may help to diminish wrinkles. Treats acne and is non-irritating to the skin. It is very uplifting to the mind, the emotions, and the soul.

SAGE- Salvia officinalis Particularly useful in infusions for mouth and throat infections, to heal wounds, and clear headaches. The oil is high in thujone, which can provoke epileptic fits so use small amounts externally to relieve muscular pain and in stimulating baths.

SANDALWOOD-Santalum album It supports the lymphatic, nervous, and cardiovascular systems and relieves the symptoms of sciatica and lumbago. It is used for skin regeneration, yoga, meditation and had been found to help remove negative programming from the cells and increases oxygen around the pituitary and pineal glands.

SASSAFRAS-Sassafras albidum Tonic combating fatigue and nervous depression, is beneficial when used after strenuous exercise. It also possesses diuretic and anti-rheumatic properties, helps treat lumbago and back problems.

SPIKENARD-Nardostachys jatamansi The oil works on inflammations of all kinds. It is anti-fungal and dispenses accumulated toxins. Has a balancing effect on all types of skin, especially mature skin. Helps allergic skin reactions and all kinds of skin rashes. The oil works with the skin’s physiological balance and causes permanent regeneration. Treats cellulite as it is a diuretic and is detoxifying. It is deeply relaxing, great for tension and anxiety. Helps one to let go of old pain or emotional blocks—helpful for those that are dying as it eases transition.

TEA TREE-Melaleuca alternifolia Uplifts moods, improves mental clarity, revives and stimulates the mind. Used as an anti-biotic and anti-viral, it also heals wounds, and soothes insect bites.

YLANG YLANG-Cananga odorata Mixed in coconut oil, it improves condition of hair, soothes insects bites, and fights infections. It is antiseptic, aphrodisiac, and tonic to the nervous system. The scent will slow down over rapid breathing and over rapid heartbeat when someone is shocked, anxious, extremely angry, etc.