Essential Oil Benefits

Note: All essential oils are antiseptic and antibacterial. None of them should be taken orally and all of them should be diluted before applying to skin. Contact an aromatherapist for safety and guidance.

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Allspice- headaches, sinusitis, insect bites and stings, hair loss, nervous disorders, indigestion, stomach aches, high blood pressure, heart problems, relaxant, insomnia, circulation, digestion, boosts the immune system, bronchitis, cough & cold, arthritis (may cause skin irritation)
 
Basil (sweet) – anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, kills mites and ticks, boils, skin infections, clears sinuses, nausea, anti-fungal, whooping cough, grief, allergies, concentration, irregular menstruation, menstrual cramps, stimulates respiratory system, anti-viral, fever, asthma, bronchitis, anxiety, stress, nervous tension, mental fatigue, exhaustion, migraines, depression, headaches, snake bites and wasp stings, positivity, assertiveness, decisiveness, clarity (may inhibit blood clotting, possible sensitization)
 
Benzoin– stress, depression, burnout, acne, rashes, itching, redness, scar tissue, wounds, dry, irritated skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, burns, athlete’s foot, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds, laryngitis, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, muscle pain, rheumatism, arthritis, indigestion, addiction, aggression, anger, bereavement, doubt, loneliness, misery, self-blame, emotional violence
 
Bergamot– Acne, dry and cracked skin, skin toner and detoxifier, anti-aging, broken capillaries, reduces redness and scars, warts, anxiety, boils, cold sores, anti-depressant, insecticide, insect bites, loss of appetite, oily skin, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, stress, bronchitis, sore throat, asthma, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, indigestion, antiviral, anti-toxic, flu, colds, infectious diseases, shingles, chicken pox, PMS, menstrual cramps, mental clarity, sedative, cools anger, confidence, balance, joy, motivation (avoid UV for 12 hours if oil is photo-toxic)
 
Black Pepper– digestion, spasms, arthritis, rheumatism, stimulation, energizing, expectorant, asthma, stimulating to circulatory and digestive systems, constipation, antiviral, cellulite, depression
 
Black Spruce– acne, dry eczema, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, rheumatic pain, muscular aches and pains, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, congestion, diarrhea, indigestion, circulatory stimulant, anti-infectious, immunostimulant, antifungal, flu, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, anxiety, stress, clarity, calming, uplifting, meditation, inspiration
 
Camphor– anti-inflammatory, antiviral, counter-irritant, expectorant, stimulant, acne, oily skin, insect prevention (avoid if asthmatic or epileptic)
 
Cardamom– stimulation, constipation (avoid excessive amounts)
 
Carrot seed- revitalizes and tones, one of best oils for mature skin, disinfectant, antioxidant, dry skin, burns, anticarcinogenicpurifying and detoxifyingstimulant, cellulite, psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, rosacea, acne, scars
 
Cedarwood– acne, dandruff, oily skin and scalp, fungal infections, athlete’s foot, hair loss, stress, anxiety, depression, bronchitis, asthma, antiviral, cough, insect repellant, regenerative, lymph tonic, dermatitis, cellulite
 
Chamomile Roman– allergies, asthma, hives, itching, burns, bruises, cuts, boils, acne, eczema, broken capillaries, reduces redness, insect stings, rashes, analgesic, rheumatoid conditions, arthritis, lower back pain, sprains, anti-inflammatory, Fibromyalgia, helps Chronic Fatigue, IBS, indigestion, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, cellulite, PMS, regulates menstrual cycle, insomnia, stress, phobias, irritability, migraines, headaches, depression, mood swings, spiritual awareness, inner peace (avoid if allergic to ragweed)
 
Cinnamon bark – circulation, exhaustion, lice, low blood pressure, fungicide, antimicrobial, disinfectant, warts, depressionrheumatism, stress (extreme skin irritant, use highly diluted and avoid in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
 
Citronella- Excessive perspiration, fatigue, headache, insect repellant, antiviral, oily skin (avoid on sensitive or damaged skin)
 
Clary Sage– asthma, coughing, stress, anxiety, burnout, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, upset stomach, cramping, lowers blood pressure, irregular or painful menstrual periods, PMS, menopause, balances hormones, kills mites and ticks, insect stings and bites, psoriasis, oily skin, acne, warts, anti-aging, oily hair, hair loss, boils, excessive sweating, depression, irritability, phobias, eases labour pains, low libido, muscle aches and pains, muscle relaxant, sedative, headache, migraine, calming, inspiring, grounding, uplifting
 
Clove bud- acne, oily skin, fungal infections, warts, boils, antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, prevents contagious diseases, insect repellant, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, strains, sprains (mucous membrane and dermal irritant, avoid in alcoholism, prostate cancer, kidney or liver problems or if taking anticoagulants)
 
Cypress– allergies, hemorrhoids, oily skin, broken capillaries, rosacea, reduces redness, excessive perspiration, cuts, cough, bronchitis, emphysema, influenza, sore throat, expectorant, muscular aches and pains, acne, arthritis/rheumatic pain, diarrhea, eases menstrual cramps, heavy menstruation, PMS, menopause, relieves hot flashes, helps inhibit ovarian cysts, frustration, anger, stress, depression, irritability, grief, concentration, willpower, inner peace, calms (avoid blue cypress in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
 
Eucalyptus globulus –antiviral, antioxidant, antifungal, tones skin, burns, blisters, cuts, wounds, eczema, skin infections, antimicrobial, insect bites and repellant, expectorant, arthritis, bronchitis, shingles, coughs, fever, poor circulation, sinusitis, pneumonia, allergies, asthma, antispasmodic, muscle, joint and nerve pain, sprains, lice, herpes, chicken pox, measles, athlete’s foot, warts, deodorant, headaches, migraines, concentration, tension, exhaustion (avoid in children under 6 unless under aromatherapists instructions)
 
Fir– rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism, arthritis, muscle aches, bronchitis, colds, coughs, flu, antimicrobial
 
Frankincense– dry skin, mature skin, inflamed skin, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, oily skin, wrinkles, asthma, allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia, expectorant, head and chest colds, menopause, coughing, laryngitis, stress, depression, burnout, panic attacks, meditation, grounding, immunostimulant, athlete’s foot, wounds, scars, astringent, calming, anti-inflammatory, arthritis, indigestion, eases labour pains, heavy periods, comfort, enlightenment, courage, acceptance, inspiration
 
Geranium– allergies, wounds, poor circulation, broken capillaries, reduces redness, varicose veins, boils, arthritis, rheumatism, shingles, analgesic, balances sebum production and hormones, anti-inflammatory, psoriasis, acne, warts, oily skin, scars, anti-aging, rosacea, cellulite, antiviral, athlete’s foot, eczema, bruising, burns, stretch marks, fungal infections, diarrhea, gastric cramping, menopause, painful menstruation, PMS, anxiety, depression, headaches, stress, irritability (caution with sensitive skin, could react with diabetes medication)
 
German Chamomile– stress, anxiety, allergies, arthritis, boils, cuts, dermatitis, psoriasis, balances hormones, headache, inflamed skin, dry cracked skin, acne, rosacea, shingles, burns, reduces redness, insect bites, insomnia, nausea, PMS, sores, sprains, strains, itchiness, inflammation, pain, disinfectant, broken capillaries (may cause dermatitis)
 
Ginger– congestion, nausea, joint and muscle pain, constipationcirculation, digestive upset, acne, inflammation, arthritis, burnout, cellulite (avoid sunlight for 12 hours)
 
Grapefruit– astringent, colds, flu, balances hormones, anti-infectious, anti-cancer, uplifting, reviving, nervous exhaustion, performance stress, fatigue, SAD, depression, burnout, stimulates appetite, obesity, rheumatism, headaches, lymphatic stimulant, arthritis, balances oily skin, tones skin, acne, congested skin, oily hair, muscle soreness and fatigue, cellulite, sadness, grief, confidence, clarity, frustration, balancing (avoid sunlight for 12 hours)
 
Helichrysum– congested skin, stress, rosacea, scars, boils, itching, dermatitis, psoriasis, allergies, anti-inflammatory, depression, burnout, panic attacks 
 
Hemlock Spruce– muscle aches and pains, respiratory conditions, poor circulation, relaxant, arthritis, rheumatism, back pain, sciatica, bone pain
 
Jasmine– aphrodisiac, dry cracked skin, menopause, balances hormones, stress, depression, burnout
 
Juniper berry– bronchitis, rhinitis, colds, flu, infection, expectorant, Reynauds, antimicrobial, antiviral, cellulite, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, sciatica, back ache, anti-inflammatory, gastric spasm, hair loss, diarrhea, indigestion, detoxifier, nervous and emotional exhaustion, depression, stimulates digestion, upset stomach, wounds, kidney stones, urinary stones, acne, oily skin, eczema, psoriasis, cellulite, skin tonic, hemorrhoids, boils, warts, anxiety, stress, jet lag, memory, concentration, strength, meditative, peace, enlightenment, vitality, self-worth
 
Lavender–disinfectant, deodorant, dermatitis, broken capillaries, rosacea, reduces redness and scars, warts, cellulite, mental exhaustion, depression, irritability, panic attacks, shock, jet lag, phobias, vertigo, headache, migraine, insomnia, arthritis, rheumatism, muscle aches, lowers blood pressure, hives, nausea, painful menstruation, labour, stress, antifungal, boils, shingles, eczema, athlete’s foot, lice, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, stretchmarks, bug repellant, insect bites and stings, acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, wounds, burns, itching, balances hormones, OCD
 
Lemon– antiviral, decongestant, antifungal, antimicrobial, acne, rosacea, boils, warts, cellulite, cold and canker sores, herpes, exfoliates, broken capillaries, oily skin and hair, reduces redness, insect bites and stings, asthma, sore throat, colds, flu, arthritis, allergies, shingles, rheumatism, headaches, migraines, improves circulation, improves memory, high blood pressure, varicose veins, anxiety, indigestion, aids immune system, depression, SAD, fatigue, stress, mental stimulant, irritability, disinfectant, creativity, positivity, fear, obsession (avoid sunlight for 12 hours)
 
Lemon Verbena- softens the skin and reduces puffiness, repels insects, antispasmodic, depression, loss of appetite, acne (may cause irritation, may need to avoid sunlight for 12 hours, use with caution in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
 
Lemongrass– muscle pain, depression, high fever, infectious diseases, antiviral, acne, athlete’s foot, warts, anti-inflammatory, wounds, gas, body odor, fungal infections, insecticide, inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism (avoid in glaucoma and in children under 2, use caution with hyperplasia and skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin and in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
 
Lime– anti-cancer, uplifting, fatigue, anxiety, depression, astringent, oily, dull and acne prone skin, digestive tonic, indigestion, lymphatic stimulant, cellulite, antimicrobial, antiviral, flu, colds, throat infections, clarity, strength, calm,  (avoid sunlight for 12 hours)
 
Litsea cubeba- anti-inflammatory, deodorant, insecticide, sedative, stimulant, acne, eczema, irritability, stress (possible skin irritant)
 
Mandarin – anticancer, antioxidant, asthma, skin tonic, reduce appearance of scars, cellulite, helps prevent stretch marks, acne, oily skin, relieves hiccups, improves general circulation, mental stress, highly sedating for overexcited children, anxiety, depression, uplifting, refreshed, grief, emptiness (no precautions)
 
Myrrh –anti-fungal, athlete’s foot, psoriasis, anti-infectious, antiviral, congested skin, mature skin, boils, anti-inflammatory, slow healing wounds, weepy eczema, itching, hemorrhoids, bed sores, bronchitis, asthma, coughs, pneumonia, expectorant, diarrhea, indigestion, chickenpox, dermatitis, calming, painful periods, PMS, regulates menstruation, stress, insomnia, nervous tension, diminishes sexual appetite, balancing to reproductive system, rheumatoid arthritis, positivity, overthinking, worry (avoid in pregnancy and lactation)
 
Neroli– helps prevent stretchmarks, oily and dry skin, balances hormones, broken capillaries, rosacea, warts, reduces redness and scars, allergies, stress, depression, burnout, irritability
 
Nutmeg– brain stimulant, depression, energizing, sedative, analgesic for general aches and pains (avoid during pregnancy)
 
Oregano- antiviral, fungal infections, antimicrobial, antioxidant, inflammation, digestion, allergies, immune stimulant, expectorant, shingles, rheumatism, arthritis, stimulates menstrual flow (can irritate skin in large doses, avoid in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
 
Palmarosa– antiviral, oily and dry skin, itching, warts, stimulates new cell growth, digestive, insect repellant, acne, antifungal, flu, fever, aging, eczemafatigue, nervousness, physical exhaustion, scars, stress, arthritis, rheumatism, stimulating, soothing, hydrating
 
Patchouli- depression, stress, anxiety, sedative, rejuvenating, burnout, aphrodisiac, scars, astringent, inflamed skin, wounds, bruises, antifungal, insecticide, deodorant, muscle and joint pain, regulates hormones, insect repellant, colds, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, appetite stimulant, reduces high blood pressure, lymph stimulant, allergies, hives, athlete’s foot, acne, itching, oily skin, rosacea, dermatitis, dry cracked skin, cellulite, prevents wrinkles, psoriasis, disappointment, confusion, stimulates creativity, indecision
 
Peppermint- analgesic, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, nausea, travel sickness, indigestion, colds and flu, sore throat, hives, sunburn, itching, fever, sore muscles, arthritis, antimicrobial, antiviral, athlete’s foot, bruises, improves circulation, faintness, dizziness, shock, insect bites, energizing, mental fatigue, depression, anger, helplessness, concentration, headaches, migraines, sciatica, sprains, tired aching feet, cooling, weight loss (avoid with children under 6 years old unless under care of aromatherapist, in cardiac fibrillation, a G6PD deficiency, neurotoxic in high doses)
 
Pine- analgesic, respiratory problems, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, nervous exhaustion, mental, physical and sexual fatigue, severe psychological stress, sedative, anxiety, depression, cognition, excessive perspiration, sinus and bronchial congestion, athlete’s foot, coughs, asthma, hay fever, bronchitis, sinusitis, clears phlegm from lungs, cuts and sores, muscle aches and pains, antimicrobial, antiviral, acceptance, patience, humility, trusting, confidence (irritating to highly sensitive skin)
 
Rose– stress, depression, burnout, sedative, acne, oily skin, warts, congested skin, hydrating, menopause, balances hormones, regulates menstrual cycle, PMS, labour, improves appetite, dry and cracked skin, mature skin, broken capillaries, dermatitis, psoriasis, anti-aging, irritation, herpes, rosacea, reduces redness and scars, asthma, coughs, hay fever, high blood pressure, irritability, insomnia, anger, grief, fear, anxiety, guilt, shyness, jealousy, despair (skin irritation may occur with sensitive skin)
 
Rose Geranium– astringent, acne, scars, dermatitis, eczema, bruises, burns, cuts, uplifting, stress
 
Rosemary–cellulite, acne, oily skin, astringent, tightens saggy, puffy skin, dandruff, boils, warts, scars, varicose veins, antiviral, colds and flu, Chronic Fatigue, stress, depression, headache, migraines, tired, aching muscles, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, expectorant, whooping cough, hay fever, hair growth, eczema, low blood pressure, Raynauds, arteriosclerosis, poor circulation, antifungal, concentration, memory, emotional exhaustion, confidence, creativity, diarrhea, painful periods, PMS (use with caution in epilepsy, avoid with children under 6)
 
Rosewood– acne, dry cracked skin, congested skin, reduces redness, eczema, broken capillaries, rosacea, analgesic, tonic for nervous conditions such as depression, anti-aging, aphrodisiac, deodorant, insecticide, stimulant, headaches, stress, anxiety
 
Sandalwood– scars, acne, oily skin, astringent, inflammation, irritation, dry eczema, dermatitis, wrinkles, psoriasis, boils,  rosacea, cellulite, dry and cracked skin, itching, respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, dry persistent cough, sore throat, laryngitis, nausea, diarrhea, circulatory and lymphatic stimulant, varicose veins, swollen lymph nodes, stress, depression, burnout, irritability, insomnia, nervous tension, headaches, meditation, comforting, healthy self-esteem, security, forgiveness, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, athlete’s foot (completely safe)
 
Spearmint– sore muscles, astringent, uplifting, stimulating on mind and body, safe on infants and children, fatigue, headaches, migraines, nervousness, digestion, wound healing, relieves spasms, disinfectant, relieves stress, regulates menstruation, insecticide (mucous membrane irritant)
 
Sweet Fennel- acne, antiseptic, stimulating, invigorating and restorative action on the skin, antispasmodic, reduces obesity, wrinkles, insect bites, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, hiccups, rheumatism, fungicide, cellulite, strength, courage (avoid in pregnancy & breastfeeding, estrogen dependent cancers, and epilepsy, can irritate skin)
 
Sweet Orange– anticancer, supports collagen formation, mature skin, acne, congested skin, dermatitis, bronchitis, antispasmodic, constipation, circulation, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, anxiety, stress, nervous exhaustion, depression, immune system, joy, confidence, balance, addiction, courage, sadness, emotional abuse, cellulite (mild irritant to sensitive skin)
 
Tangerineanti-tumoral, relaxant, antispasmodic, digestive aid, circulatory enhancerantifungal, obesity, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, liver issues, calming, depression
 
Tea tree- antiviral, fungicide, dry cracked skin, psoriasis, insect bites, rashes, shingles, athlete’s foot, cuts, warts, burns, coughs, colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma, hay fever, sinus infection, congestion, inflamed skin, lowered immunity, antimicrobial, sore throat, whooping cough, muscle and joint pain and fatigue, arthritis, lethargy, states of shock, mental fatigue, depression, rheumatism, eczema, acne, oily skin, varicose veins, boils, cold sores
 
Thyme– dandruff, hair loss, fungicide, dermatitis, bruises, insect bites, anti-infectious, psoriasis, athlete’s foot, acne, boils, warts, oily skin, stress, depression, congestion, colds, bronchitis, asthma, hay fever, coughs, sore throats, whooping cough, gout, sports injuries, arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, diarrhea, immunostimulant, antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, concentration, memory, allergies, exhaustion, courage, tolerance, strength, focus (can inhibit blood clotting, mucus membrane irritant, avoid in cholestatis, can be irritant to some)
 
Turmeric– stress, anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, relaxant, good for acne, eczema, rosacea, reduces swelling, redness and breakouts
 
Vetiver– fevers and headache, anti-inflammatory, acne, oily skinrosacea, aphrodisiac, sedative, tonic, heals wounds, wrinkles, aches and pains, stress, depression, burnout, irritability, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, calms and uplifts, repels insects, muscle pain
 
Ylang ylang– soothing, balancing, calming, hypertension, constipation, antidepressantaphrodisiac, anxiety, stress, irritability, frustration (including sexual), acne, menopause, insomnia, anti-aging, dry skin (use highly diluted)

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