A QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO ESSENTIAL OILS
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A QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO ESSENTIAL OILS. BASIL. Rheumatism, muscular aches & pains, joint stiffness, chest infections, bronchitis, asthma, sinus problems, whooping cough, cold’s & flu, headaches, migraine, neuralgia, mental fatigue, concentration, fevers, earache, sore throat, cystitis, nausea, cut’s wound, spots, depression, anxiety, insomnia, period pain, I.B.S. cramp, irregular periods. BERGAMOT. Boils, colds & flu, viral infections, insect repellent, depression, ulcers, steadies the nerves, halitosis, tonsillitis, cystitis, thrush, leucorrhoea, sore throat, loss of appetite, anxiety, stress, shingles, P.M.T. psoriasis, oily skin, greasy hair, cold sores, warts, colic, I.B.S. indigestion, skin infections, nervous breakdowns. BLACK PEPPER. Aches, pains, muscular stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis, stimulates appetite, quells vomiting, bowel problems, stimulates circulation, anaemia, fevers, headaches, fluid retention, cellulite, sprains, chilblains, chills, bruises, catarrh, chronic bronchitis, cramp, constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence, I.B.S. CEDARWOOD. Insect repellent, greasy hair, dandruff, hair loss, oily skin, mature skin, combination skin, acne, dermatitis, skin ulcers, fungal infections, asthma, colds & flu, bronchitis, catarrh, chest complaints, leucorrhoea, nervous tension & stress, cystitis, obesity, water retention, hyperactivity, poor blood and lymphatic circulation. CHAMOMILE. Earache, teething pains, nappy rash, chickenpox, colic, children’s tantrums, diarrhoea, burns, croup, broken capillaries, inflames joints, sprains, muscular pain, hay fever, heat rash, eczema, dermatitis, hyperactivity, insomnia, dysmenorrhoea, nervous tension, stress related conditions, dry, normal & fair hair, dry, normal, sensitive & combination skin, period pain, I.B.S. cramp, irregular or lack of periods, abscesses, cystitis, skin infections, psoriasis, migraine, irrability, fevers. CITRONELLA. Rheumatic problems, excessive perspiration, cramp, fluid retention, fever, fungal infections, colds, flu, minor infections, insect bites, insect repellent, migraine, headaches, combats fatigue, oily skin. Neuralgia. CLARYSAGE. Regulates the menstrual cycle, painful periods, relieves depression, frigidity, nervous tension, P.M.T. menopause, labour pains, stress from over work, muscular aches & pains, cramp, asthma, oily & mature skin, acne, skin ulcers, dandruff & hair loss, sore throat, boils, hormone balancer, anxiety, shock, psoriasis, headache, migraine, postnatal depression, impotence, fertility, colic, high blood pressure. CORIANDER. Stomach cramps, settling action on the stomach, anorexia, diarrhoea, flatulence, dyspepsia, nausea, circulation, joint pains, boosts immune system, colds, colic, arthritis, fluid retention, gout, muscular aches & pains, confusion, exhaustion, indecisiveness, listlessness, poor memory. ELEMI. Nerve sedative, fortify body to fight disease, congestion of lungs, excess mucus, tonic to urinary system, ulcers, fungal growths, infected wounds, muscular aches & pains, respiratory disorders, healing of broken bones, nervous exhaustion, scar tissue, excellent pick-me-up. EUCALYPTUS. Chest complaints, cough’s colds, flu, high temperatures, hay fever, diarrhoea, head lice, minor burns, blisters, sinusitis, catarrh, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches & pains, sprains, chicken pox, measles, shingles, neuralgia, greasy hair, warts, sores, spots, abscesses, sore throat, chest infections, fevers, poor circulation, catarrh, fluid retention, cystitis, insect repellent. FENNEL. Constipation, digestive disorders, bruises, flatulence, weight loss, fluid retention, asthma, bronchitis, insufficient milk (breast feeding) cellulite, obesity, excess appetite, hangovers, regulates the menstrual cycle, gout, arthritis, rheumatism, cystitis, constipation, flatulence, nausea, colic, hiccoughs, period pain, backache, headache, muscular spasm, diarrhoea, I.B.S. wrinkles, poor muscle tone. FRANKINCENSE. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, colds, flu, scar tissue, infections of the uterus & vagina, painful periods, palpitations, nightmares, anxiety, helps you relax & meditate, fibrositis, inflames skin, psoriasis, postnatal depression, irritability, hyperventilation, heavy periods, stretch marks, wrinkles, dry skin, haemorrhoids, dilated capillaries. GERANIUM. P.M.T. heavy periods, menopause, hot flushes, fluid retention, poor circulation, cellulite, sore throat, tonsillitis, mastitis, dermatitis, psoriasis, mosquito repellent, ringworm, head lice, premenstrual syndrome, cots, wounds ulcers, bruises, haemorroids, cystitis, anxiety, fatigue, shock, depression, eczema, athlete’s foot, thrush. GINGER. Rheumatism, arthritis, muscular pain, fatigue, poor circulation, sprains, catarrh, congestion, sinusitis, sore throat, diarrhoea, flatulence, indigestion, loss of appetite, colds, flu, nervous exhaustion, impotence, fertility, frigidity, romance, colic, I.B.S. varicose veins, chilblains, cramp. GRAPEFRUIT. Cellulite, fluid retention, de-toxify the body, hangovers, depression, stress, acne, muscle fatigue, obesity, colds, flu, oily skin, greasy hair, aging skin, poor muscle tone, dilated capillaries, skin infections, nervous fatigue, seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) P.M.S. poor lymph circulation. JASMINE. Hormone balancer, menstrual pain, vaginal infections, relaxing, impotence, respiratory problems, coughs, loosening stiff limbs, depression, calming, gives energy, valued oil in child birth, hastens delivery by strengthening contractions, relieves pain & promotes the flow of breast milk, sensitive skin, stretch marks, menopause problems, postnatal depression, catarrh, mature skin, wrinkles, fridigity, romance, labour pains, period pains, cramp, I.B.S. JUNIPERBERRY. Fluid retention, accumulation of toxins, cellulite, gout, obesity, rheumatism, colds, flu, hangovers, hay fever, stress, steadies the nerves, eczema, acne, haemorrhoids, insomnia, urinary infections, greasy hair, oily & combination skin, abscesses, infections, insect bites, wounds, ulcers, cuts, dermatitis, muscular aches & pains, poor circulation, haemorrhoids, fluid retention, gout, joint problems, anxiety, period pain, irregular or lack of periods, loss of appetite. LAVENDER. High blood pressure, insect repellent, stress, insomnia, earache, chickenpox, nappy rash, minor cut’s & bruises, blisters, mastitis, sunburn, prickly heat, insect bites, lumbago, muscular aches & pins, abdominal cramps, flatulence, arthritis, headaches, aching feet, acne, psoriasis, eczema, ringworm, spots, abscesses, dermatitis, migraine, athletes foot, throat infections, laryngitis, bronchitis, asthma, period pain, depression, anxiety, shock, irritability, pre-menstrual syndrome, conjunctivitis, colic, diarrhoea, scars. LEMON. Brittle nails, chilblains, insect bites, mouth ulcers, varicose veins, cellulite, high blood pressure, nose bleeds, poor circulation, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, digestive disorders, cold, flu, fevers, depression, warts, verucaes, broken capillaries, oily & normal skin, acne, water retention, haemorrhoids, obesity, abscesses, conjunctivitis, alopecia. LEMONGRASS. Insect repellent for flies, flea’s, mosquitoes & lice, antidepressant, anxiety, fever, acne, colds, flu, infections, wounds, insect bites, muscular aches & pains, migraine, sore throat, athletes foot, ringworm, thrush, fungal infections, dandruff, bacterial and viral skin conditions, digestive complaints, flatulence, indigestion, poor circulation, colitis, gastroenteritis, nervous tension, excessive perspiration, jet lag, tired legs, use in room burner to purify the air and clear unpleasant odours. LIME. Sore throats, colds, fevers, chest congestion, catarrh, sinusitis, immune system tonic, keeps infections down, rheumatic pain, anxiety, depression, uplifting to the spirit, greasy skin, anorexia, alcoholism. Gives back energy after illness. LITSEA CUBEBA. Insect repellent, acne, dermatitis, excessive perspiration, flatulence, anxiety, stress, cellulite, poor circulation, fevers, infectious diseases, spots a & oily skin, very uplifting, tonic to the heart, respiratory system, low energy states, bronchitis, asthma, digestive stimulant, nausea. MANDARIN. Depression, stress, apathy, flatulence, scar tissue, stretch marks, fluid retention, obesity, digestive disorders, intestinal problems, insomnia, nervous tension, restlessness, normal hair, acne, congested & oily skin, spots, shock, insect bites, morning sickness, I.B.S. cellulite, hiccoughs, asthma. MARJORAM. Calming, sedative, insomnia, depression, anxiety, pre-menstrual syndrome, stress related problems, headache, migraine, arthritis, swollen joints, muscle pain, toothache, catarrh, coughs, colds, flu, bronchitis, sore throat, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, colic, lack of or irregular periods, high blood pressure, intestinal cramps, period pain, asthma, muscular cramps, I.B.S. painful muscles, back pain, stiffness, after sports rub, heart tonic, sea sickness, chest infections, head colds. MYRRH. Athlete’s foot, chapped & cracked skin, eczema, ringworm, wounds, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sore throats, thrush, voice loss, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, flatulence, haemorrhoids, dermatitis, dry & mature skin, loss of appetite, calming, aids natural sleep, intestinal cramps, I.B.S. boils, psoriasis, dermatitis, insect bites, laryngitis. MYRTLE. Anger, fretfulness, depression, asthma, bronchitis, colds, sore throat, tonsillitis, sinusitis, catarrh, stimulates the immune system, excessive perspiration, night sweats, congested and oily skin, psoriasis, haemorrhoids, womb tonic, restful sleep, diarrhoea, cystitis, bruises. NEROLI. Insomnia, depression, eases bouts of yawning, anxiety, aphrodisiac, PMT. Irritability, tearfulness, cleanses the blood, improves circulation, scar tissue, thread veins & stretch marks, dry, sensitive & mature skin, excessive perspiration & body odour, diarrhoea, varicose veins, fridigity, impotence, palpitations, high blood pressure, hysteria, nervous breakdowns, vertigo. NIAOULI. Acne, burns, cuts, insect bites, spots, skin ulcers, muscular aches & pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, sore throats, cystitis, urinary infections, colds, flu, fevers, oily skin, pneumonia, neuralgia, increases white blood cells, chest infections. ORANGE. Digestive complaints, constipation, mouth ulcers, hangovers, obesity, fluid retention, bronchitis, colds, flu, lack of energy, nervous tension, stress, oily, mature & dull complexions, wrinkles, insomnia, high blood pressure, diarrhoea, dermatitis, painful & sore muscles, rickety bones, quells the proverbial butterflies. PALMAROSA. Dermatitis, skin infection, scars, anorexia, intestinal infections, nervous exhaustion, refresh & clarify the mind, helpful when body is overheated, strengthens stomach muscles, all skin types particularly dehydrated, dry and mature. PATCHOULI. Promotes a balancing effect, banishes lethargy, sharpens wits, curbs appetite, diarrhoea, water retention, cellulite, heavy sweating, tissue regenerator, helps re-growth of skin cells and forming scar tissue, rough and cracked skin, sores, wounds, acne, eczema, fungal infections, mature and dry skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, boils, depression, anxiety, wrinkles, stretch marks, dandruff, thrush, insect relent, insect bites boils. PEPPERMINT. Sunburn, prickly heat, dermatitis, ringworm, toothache, neuralgia, muscular aches and pains, asthma, bronchitis, aching feet, travel sickness, insect repellent, indigestion, headache, migraine, flatulence, dyspepsia, IBS. Mental fatigue, poor memory, concentration,, colic, low blood pressure, nausea, constipation, cramp, varicose veins. PETITGRAIN. Insomnia, stress, excessive perspiration, dyspepsia, flatulence, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, acne, oily skin, greasy hair, boost to the immune system, irritability, anxiety, palpitations,. ROSE. Broken Capillaries, wounds cuts, nosebleeds, antidepressant, sedative, depression, headaches, anxiety, pre-menstrual syndrome, insomnia, postnatal depression, aphrodisiac, frigidity, impotence, infections, wounds, coughs, sore throat, cold sores, dehydrated skin, dry mature skin, thread veins, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, bronchitis, conjunctivitis, inflamed skin, hay fever, dilated capillaries, poor circulation, irregular periods, lack of periods. ROSEMARY. Powerful stimulant, bruises, sprains, nervous exhaustion, mental fatigue, stress, fluid retention, chilblains, gout, palpitations, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, poor circulation, dyspepsia, flatulence, constipation, poor concentration, headaches, low blood pressure, muscular aches and pains, neuralgia, vertigo, cramp, rheumatism, bronchitis, eczema, water retention, cellulite, obesity, alopecia, fatigue, hysteria, loss of memory, fainting, tonic to heart, liver & gallbladder, dandruff. ROSEWOOD. Frigidity, dermatitis, scars, stress, depression, nervous tension, nausea, colds, fevers, pre-menstrual syndrome, coughs, infections, water retention, varicose veins, thread veins, wrinkles, mental fatigue, poor memory, concentrations, headaches, wrinkles, stretch marks, dry skin, boosts immune system. SCOTS PINE. Cuts, excessive perspiration, scabies, skin sores, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, sore throats, colds, flu, cystitis, urinary infections, fatigue, neuralgia, nervous exhaustion, lack of energy, laryngitis, sciatica, cramp. SPEARMINT. Chest problems, chest infections, digestive disorders, colic, hiccoughs, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, dyspepsia, bronchitis, asthma, colds, fever, flu, sinusitis, whooping cough, mental fatigue, concentration, nervous strain, stress, headaches, migraine, acne, dermatitis, constipation, diarrhoea, sea sickness, pruritus. TANGERINE. Diuretic, digestive conditions, intestinal disorders, stimulates the lymphatic system, stretch marks, acne, dermatitis, congested skin, scar tissue, concentration, nervous tension, headaches, migraine. TEA TREE. Head lice, warts, verrucae, athletes foot, blisters, minor burns, chicken pox, shingles, impetigo, infected wounds, mouth ulcers, cold sores, dermatitis, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, insect bites, thrush, urinary infections, oily skin, dandruff, greasy hair, boils, cystitis, arthritis, dental care, brusies, boosts immune system, abscesses, anxiety, stress related conditions. THYME. Boosts immune system against infections, catarrh, bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis, colds, flu, infections, sore throat, asthma, water retention, cellulite, obesity, acne, spots, boils, bacterial infections, abscesses, varicose veins, dilated capillaries, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, insect bites and stings, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, muscular aches & pains, alopecia, cramps, sprains & strains, diarrhoea, low blood pressure. VETIVER. Mental fatigue, nervous breakdown, stress related problems, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular pain, cramp, strains, sprains, irregular periods, lack of periods, prevent & reduce wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, boosts immune system, cuts, acne, spots, infections. YLANG YLANG. Insomnia, pre-menstrual syndrome, palpitations, over rapid breathing, over rapid heart rate, stress related conditions, antidepressant, frigidity, impotence, high blood pressure, greasy hair and skin, acne, spots, insect bites & stings, scalp tonic, panic attacks.