Essential Oils for Ailments

Aching muscles – Lavender, chamomile, geranium

Acne – Tea tree could be used to reduce the bacterial infection while Jasmine could be used to reduce scarring.

Allergies – Melissa is an antihistamine

Aphrodisiac -Rose, Ylang ylang, sandalwood and more

Arthritis – Lavender for the pain, Juniper to disperse the uric acid build up

Athletes foot – Tea Tree

Blood pressure – Ylang ylang balances the pressure while geranium soothes the underlying stress

Breasts, sore – Geranium through a warn compress

Broken skin – Myrrh

Bronchitis – Eucalyptus, myrrh, bergamot, tea tree

Bruising – geranium

Burns – Neat lavender

Cellulite – Grapefruit, fennel, juniper, cypress

Chicken Pox: To soothe the itching, Mandarin and tea tree in a lotion with lavender and chamomile.

Circulation – geranium, black pepper

Cold sores – Tea tree neat , Colds Tea tree, lemon, eucalyptus

Colitis – coriander, cardamom, Chamomile

Concentration – frankincense, rosewood, melissa

Constipation – ginger, black pepper, cardamom, coriander, dill, Chamomile

Cough – myrtle

Cystitis – tea tree, bergamot

Dermatitis – Calendula

Diarrhoea – Tea tree, dill, ginger, cypress

Dry skin – Rose, geranium, frankincense

Eczema – Geranium, Calendula

Fever – Camphor

Gingivitis - lemon

Gout - juniper

Haemorrhoids – geranium in a cold compress or cream

Headaches – lavender. Rosemary for nerve pain

Hyperactivity : Lavender, Chamomile, geranium, frankincense, valerian, rosewood

Infection –Tea tree,Cinnamon leaf, thyme

Insomnia- Lavender and chamomile to soothe. Marjoram works on the central nervous system.

Oily Skin – Sebum produce is balanced by Lavender.

Open pores – Myrtle

Psoriasis – Cajuput, Bergamot, lavender, chamomile

Relaxation – Lavender, Chamomile, Ylang ylang, geranium, sandalwood, bergamot, myrrh, valerian

Rheumatism – Lavender for the pain, juniper for uric acid

Sinusitis – Myrrh, lemon, frankincense, eucalyptus, inula.

Sports injuries:

  • Aching joints – lavender eases the pain and juniper flushes out the lactic acid build up. Perfect in the bath after the first exercise session after a long break.
  • Ballerina Toes – Use myrrh to heal where pointe shoes rub.
  • Muscle strain lavender, juniper, black pepper, geranium
  • Sprained ankle – Lavender for discomfort, geranium and fennel to flush out the swelling, frankincense for the connective tissue.
  • Tendons – Frankincense brings back elasticity, lavender eases the pain

Spots – Lavender oil or tea tree oil neat on the spot. If spots are a recurring problem add cypress, grapefruit and bergamot to your skin care creams

Stretch marks – Coconut oil. Rub gently into your belly.

Thrush – Tea tree and bergamot.

Toothache – clove oil.

Varicose veins – Geranium oil in a lotion. No massage, only gently stroke in the lotion.

Wrinkles – Neroli and camellia carrier, as well as frankincense.

Worms - Thyme

“Aromatherapy is a caring, hands on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body, and soul.”

-Robert Tisserand