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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Guide To Aromatherapy Oils

After sharing a post on how to use essential oils, we move on to your guide on the ancient healing art of aromatherapy. I will share with you today which specific oil is good for what use.

A Guide To Essential Oils

Aniseed: Good as a room freshener. The aroma helps clear a headache. Use in the bath as a relaxant.

Basil: A bracing tonic, good for clearing the head and giving the mind strength and clarity of thought. Helps poor memory and induces restful sleep.

Camomile: Particularly good for dry skin. Use as massage for aches and pains. Its scent also helps lift depression.

Eucalyptus: Us as an inhalant to relieve colds. Makes a great room freshener too. promotes a feeling of well-being, provides a sense of clear headedness.

Frankincense: This oil is rejuvenating and is renowned for its skin toning powers. Inhaled, it is useful aid to meditation and can help releive apprehensiveness, insecurity and paranoia.

Geranium: An oil which refreshes and balances for emotional harmony. It also soothes skin irritations and hlps heal burns. Blends wll with lavender and bergamot.

Juniper: use as a massage oil. helps reduce the swelling of arthritis and is effective on dandruff and acne.

Kanuka: An antiseptic oil and alternative to tea tree. Its aroma is refreshing. Useful for relief of spots, cold sores, and athlete's foot.

Lavender: One of the most popular oils. Use undiluted on minor burns and insect bites and add to your bath for a relaxing experience.

Marjoram: Warming and relaxing, this oil has sedative effects to help you sleep. A hot compress with Marjoram will help soothe sprains.

Neroli: Soothes dry skin and is an anti depressant. Gives feeling of peace and helps improve circulation.

Orange: Sparkling with freshness, good for those lacking energy. promotes well being and spiritual awareness.

Peppermint: Use in bath water to cool skin on hot days. Inhale to help concentration and relieve headaches and travel sickness. is mildly antiseptic.

Rose: A great friends in teh fight against broken veins, puffiness, and beneficial for mature skin. It helps nervousness too. Either inhale or use in the bath.

Sandalwood: a relaxant that promotes feeling of wellbeing and boosts self esteem. Good for anti-stress massages. A few drops in the bath leaves skin smooth and pleasantly scented.

Tea Tree: Strng anti-bacterial properties. Good for spots and acne and disinfects insect bites and wounds. Dab on neat. A must for the first aid box.

Vetiver: Makes a great relaxant when used in the bath. Its fragrance resembles lilac so it also adds a gentle scent to bed linen.

Ylang Ylang: Calming and relaxing, Ylang Ylang has a rich scent  that creates a feeling of well being. use in a massage blend or room fragrancer.

Note: Except for lavender and tea tree, then oils must be diluted in a natural base oil like grapeseed, sunflower, or wheatgerm before applying to the skin.

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Troy said...

This was very interesting, thank you for posting it.


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