Essential Oils

Essential Oils are extracted from the leaves, flower, fruit, Wood, bark and roots of plants and trees. They are natural multifaceted chemical compounds, more complex and safer than pharmaceutical drug , but slower acting so they are best used as a complementary form of treatment.

Lavender – Lavandula Angustifolia

Main uses

Skin problems such as burns,  bruises , spots, allergies, and insect bite benefits. Problems of the nervous system such as tension, depression, insomnia, headaches, stress, and hypertension respond particularly well. It can be used to relieve stomach cramps, nausea, colic, flatulence and indigestion. It also helps to ease cystitis, relieve asthma, catarrhal conditions, throat infections, and helps to clear bad breath.

Cautions

Usually safe for all age groups, but some hay fever or asthma sufferers may be allergic.

Tea tree – Melaleuca Alternifolia

Tea tree is frequently used for skincare problems such as spots and acne, warts, oily skin, athlete foot, rashes, insect bites, and even burns and blisters. It helps to heal cuts and infected wounds and is effective against dandruff, cold sores, and urinary or genital infections such as cystitis and thrush. It is also valuable in fighting colds, flu, respiratory infections, catarrhal problems, and infectious illnesses. It  is also used to stimulate sweating to bring a fever down.

Cautions

People with sensitive skin should introduce the oil with caution.

Rosemary – Rosemarinus offinalis

Main uses

An excellent oil for muscle and mental fatigue, coughs and colds, poor circulation, aches, pains, and strains. It is also used for acne, eczema, dandruff, lice and hair loss. Useful for fluid retention, painful periods,  flatulence, indigestion, and constipation. Headaches , low blood pressure, and stree related disorders also benefit.

Caution

Do not use during pregnancy. Rosemary is not suitable for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure.

 

Clary sage – Salvia sclarea

Main uses

This oil is most beneficial in treating anxiety, depression, and stress related problems. It is useful for absent or scanty periods and PMS. It can lower blood pressure and relieve indigestion and flatulence.  It helps to ease muscular aches and pains aches and pains and is good for throat and respiratory infections. Clary sage can also benefit frigidity and impotence.

Cautions

Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use when drinking alcohol as it can make you drunk, drowsy, and can cause nightmares.

 

Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus globulus

Main uses

Used mostly for coughs, cold, chests infections,  and  sinusitis. It is also valuable in preventing the spread of infection . Eucalyptus soothes muscular aches and pains such as rheumatism and fibrositis. It is also beneficial in treating kin infections, cuts, and blisters, including the blisters associated with genital and oral herpes, chicken pox, and shingles. Urinary tract problems such as cystitis also respond well. When used to treat burns, eucalyptus eases the pain and helps new tissue to form. It helps to prevent and relieve insect bites and is an effective mosquito repellent.

Caution

Do not take when using homeopathic remedies. Do not use for more than a few days at a time because of risk of toxicity. Do not use on babies or very young children.

 

Geranium – Pelargonium Graveolens

Main uses

An effective treatment for numerous skin problems such as acne, diaper rash, burns, blisters, eczema, cuts, and congested pores. Regarded as a feminine oil, geranium is also used to treat PMS and menopausal problems.

Its excellent draining properties help to relieve swollen breasts and retention and it stimulates sluggish lymph and blood circulation. Arthritis and neuralgia relieved by geranium, and sore throats and mouth ulcers benefit from its antiseptic properties. Geranium is also believed to be emotionally balancing, helping to alleviate apathy, anxiety, stress, hyperactivity, and also depression.

Caution

May irritate the skin of some  hypersensitive  individuals. Do not use the first three months of pregnancy and not at all if there is a history of miscarriage.

 

Lemon – Citrus Limon

Lemon kills infections and stops bleeding in minor cuts and nosebleeds. It can be used to remove warts, corns, and similar growths and also helps to clear greasy skin, acne, and herpes blister. It is beneficial in treating inflamed or diseased gums and mouth ulcers and useful for acid indigestion, arthritis and rheumatism. It is often used to treat varicose veins, poor circulation, and high blood pressure. Lemon helps to clear colds, flu, and bronchitis. It can be used against all types of infections. Lemon dispels depression and indecision. Lemon can be used as a mild skin bleach for freckles and it also makes an effective insect repellent.

Caution

Can irritate sensitive skin. Do not use before sunbathing. Use only very diluted in massage and bath blends, and not for more than a few days at a time.

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Posted By Felicity – Aged 13

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