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Jul 31 2013

Chart: Uses of Essential Oils

uses of essential oils   Just like you have a medicine guide in your medicine box telling you which pill to pop for a particular health problem, I have been inspired to prepare an aromatherapy “first-aid guide” for the benefit of my clients and readers. This quick-reference chart lists out some common ailments and tells you which oils to use when, and how. You can even print this out and keep it handy for a quick (and free) aromatherapy consultation.    

CONDITION/SYMPTOM

ESSENTIAL OIL

HOW TO USE

 Acne

Tea Tree, Geranium,   Lavender

 Topical

 Anxiety and Depression

Alegria Blend, Citrus Delight Blend,   Rose Absolute

 Quick Inhalation, Bath

 Abscess

Lavender, Tea Tree, Cooling Blend

Dab with cotton swab

 Asthma

Allergy Calm Blend, Blue Chamomile, Clary Sage, Marjoram

 Massage, Bath

 Athletes Foot

Cooling Blend, Tea Tree,

 Dab with cotton swab

 Backache

Pain Begone Body Oil

 Massage

 Bronchitis

Cypress, Marjoram, Eucalyptus

  Inhalation, Massage, Bath

 Burns

Allergy Calm Blend, Lavender, Helichrysum

  Topical

 Candida

Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Tea Tree, Cooling Blend

  Sitzbath, Bath, Massage

 Cellulite

Detoxing Body Oil

  Massage

 Circulation Problems

Circulation Body Oil

  Massage

 Cystitis

Cooling Blend, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Tea Tree

  Massage, Bath

 Earache

Blue Chamomile, Lavender

  Compress, Massage

 Hemorrhoids

Cypress, Niaouli, Lemon, Geranium

  Sitzbath

 Headache

Headache Begone Roll On

  Massage

 Immune System (to boost)

Immune Support Blend, Immune Support Body Oil

  Inhalation, Massage, Bath

 Indigestion

Blue Chamomile, Peppermint, Lemon, Mandarin, Digestive Body Oil

  Massage

 Influenza – Colds and Flu

Peppermint, Marjoram, Lemon, Immune Support Blend, Ravensara

  Inhalation, Massage, Bath

 Insomnia

Blue Chamomile, Marjoram, Sleep Time Blend

Quick Inhalation, Massage, Bath

 Lymphatic Congestion

Detoxing Body Oil, Fennel, Juniper Berry, RosemaryGeranium

Massage

 Menopause Symptoms

Clary Sage, Geranium, Blue Chamomile, Rose Absolute

Massage, Bath

 Mouth Ulcers and Gum Infections

Tea Tree, Geranium, Lavender

Mouth wash

 Periods – Painful

Radiare Blend, Blue Chamomile

Massage, Compress

 Periods – Irregular

Blue Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium

Massage

 Periods – Heavy

Cypress

Massage

 PMS

Woman’s Help Body OilGeranium, Lavender

Massage, Bath, Compress

 Rheumatism and Arthritis

Circulation Body Oil, Rosemary, Marjoram

Massage

 Sinusitis

Allergy Calm Blend, Lavender Eucalyptus Radiata, Tea Tree

Inhalation, Massage

 Sore Throat

Immune Support Blend, Tea Tree, Lavender

Gargles

 Stress

Lavender, Clary Sage, Bergamot Sleep Time Blend

Massage, Bath

 Warts

Cooling Blend, Tea Tree

Dab affected area with neat oil

How to use essential oils:

Quick inhalation: Place 3-4 drops of essential oil on a tissue, place it under the nose and inhale directly.
Massage and Topical: Combine 3 drops of essential oil with 1 teaspoon carrier oil and massage or apply the affected areas.
Baths: Fill a bath with warm water, add 1/4 cup of salt mixed with 10 drops of essential oil.
Inhalation: Add 3 drops of essential oil blend to a bowl of warm water and inhale for around 10 minutes.
Gargles: In an empty glass, mix 1/2 teaspoon salt with 6 drops of essential oil.  Add the juice of one lemon and 1/2 cup of warm water.  Stir well, gargle and spit it out.  Use it twice daily.
Sitzbath: Mix 4 drops of essential oil with 1 teaspoon of sea salt.  Run a bath with warm (not hot) water to the level of hips, add the salt/essential oil mixture and sit in it for 10 min.
Compresses: Mix 5 drops of essential oil and 1 tablespoon salt in an empty bowl.  Fill bowl with hot or cold water, soak a piece of cloth, wring it out and cover the affected area.  Repeat this process for 5 to 15 minutes, as needed

© 2013, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.
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