HEALING-PROPERTIES-OF-ESSENTIAL-OILSHEALING 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.