Monday, May 23, 2011

Properties of some Essential oils

Essential oils: (For external use Only! Never take essential oils internally! Always dilute with a carrier oil before applying to skin.)

Aromatherapy & External use properties:

Anise: Emotional: calming, tension, anxiety. Physical: asthma, colds, breathing issues, nausea, digestive issues, muscular aches, menstrual pain, migraines.

Bergamot: Emotional: depression, stress, emotional balance, relieves tension, sharpens senses, concentration. Physical: eczema, psoriasis, wounds, stimulates appetite, colds, acne, scar tissue, oily skin, cold sores.

Cedar wood: Insect repellant. Emotional: sedative, nervous tension, fear, anger, anxiety, meditation. Physical: acne, oily skin, dandruff, cellulite, painful joints.

Cinnamon: Emotional: depression, stimulating, inspiring. Physical: antiseptic, anti-viral, bronchitis, arthritis, joint pain, digestion, colds, muscle aches and pains, clears excessive toxins and wastes

Citronella: Insect repellant. Emotional: eases depression, stimulating, balancing. Physical: highly antiseptic, excellent insect repellant, headaches and migraines, aching muscles.

Clove leaf: Physical: Helps ease toothache and mouth sores, soothes sore muscles, arthritis, rheumatism, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, respiratory issues, bronchitis, asthma, insect repellent.

Cypress: Emotional: Grounding, happy, calming, soothing, earthy. Physical: wonderful astringent, cough, circulation, varicose veins, hemorrhoid, menstrual cramps, menopause, ulcers and sores, arthritis.

Eucalyptus: Insect repellant, opens airways, clears congestion. Emotional: Energizing, stimulating, refreshing, relieves mental fatigue, improves mental clarity and alertness, sharpens the senses. Physical: Breaks up congestion, cooling, relieves pain and sore muscles, reduces inflammation, wounds, infections, insect bites, head ache, sinuses, sneezing, hay fever. Also: Repels insects

Lavender: Emotional: Balances mood swings, calming, mood lifting, promotes restful sleep, reduces stress and tension, depression. Physical: Lessens aches and pains, reduces inflammation, relaxes tight muscles, healing to the skin, soothes itch of insect bites, repels insects, sleeplessness, .

Lemon: Emotional: Reviving, relieves mental fatigue, improves mental clarity, alertness, memory, sharpens the senses, reduces stress, mood lifting, energizing. Physical: Cooling, purifying.

Palmarosa: Emotional: calming, refreshing, balancing, hormonal balance. Physical: pain relieving, congestion, dry skin, flaky skin, wrinkles, acne.

Patchouli: Emotional: Balances, sharpens, clarifies, grounding, aids dreams. Physical: acne, cracked and dry skin, enlarged pores, aids scars, wrinkles, wounds, tissue regenerator, dandruff, insect bites.

Pennyroyal: (toxic, never take internally) Emotional: hysteria, calming. Physical: Insect repellent, respiratory disorders, fever, fainting.

Peppermint: Emotional: energizing, relieves mental fatigue, mood lifting, mental clarity, alertness, concentration, memory, refreshing. Physical: Pain relief, vapors help breathing, improves digestion, cooling. Also: Repels insects and is a disinfectant

Rose: Emotional: positive feelings, mood swings, love. Physical: feminine problems, for regulating periods, calming PMS, menopause, tonic on the heart, dry and mature skins.

Sage: Emotional: helps with dealing with fears, calming, releasing emotions, mentally strengthening. Physical: regulates menstrual cycle, menopause especially hot flashes, water retention, constipation, digestive system, liver, and kidneys

Tea tree: A very universal essential oil. Physical: congestion, coughs, sinusitis, cold sores, warts, respiratory ailments, arthritis, viral infections, dandruff, gum infections, Highly anti-fungal, antiseptic (great in household cleaners), cystitis, athletes Foot, tinea and warts, sunburn, acne, poison ivy.

Ylang Ylang: Emotional: Euphoric, sensual, lifts moods, restful sleep, reduces stress. Physical: balancing to the skin, lessens pain, relaxes tight muscles, high blood pressure.

Wintergreen: (Toxic, do not take internally) Emotional: stimulating, energizing. Physical: relieves arthritis and other joint/muscular aches and pains.

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