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Essential Oils that Benefit Organs & Organ Systems

When doing research for the best essential oils to use that will benefit the organ systems of the body, I came across a wonderful site Dr. Fosters Essentials, who, in my humble opinion, is one of the best out there. I wanted to share some important and very helpful information with those of you who may be interested in learning about the awesome powers of flowers, plants, resins, roots, berries, barks, and the amazing miracles essential oils can perform when used correctly.

From all the work, trials and experimentation I’ve done with essential oils, I have also found these to be true, Read on for some great information:

Essential Oils that benefit many organs & organ systems :from Dr. Fosters Essentials

Organs:

  • Brain: Frankincense, Migra-Stop (Ingredients: Peppermint, Marjoram, Cajeput, Basil and other essential oils for enhancement.), Grounding oil blend (Cedarwood, Vetiver, Lavender and other supportive herbs) Rosemary, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Lavender, Cedar, Vetiver, Brain Regain Formula
  • Sinuses: Germ Shield (Eucalyptus globulus, Peppermint, Melaleuca alternifolia and other essential oils in Jojoba oil) , Myrtle, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Fir, Clove, Cedarwood, Breathe Again Formula
  • Ears: Helichrysum, Brain Regain Formula
  • Eyes: *Frankincense, Lavender, Clary Sage, Lemongrass, Eyebright FormulaBrain Regain Formula
  • Teeth: Clove, Black pepper, Peppermint, Cajeput, Roman chamomile, White Lotus, German Chamomile (teething)
  • Gums: *Myrrh, Geranium
  • Thyroid: Sweet Essence oil blend (Cypress, Cinnamon, Coriander, Fennel), Lemongrass, Spruce, Myrrh, myrtle, Female Magnetism Formula, Healthy Heart Formula
  • Heart: Ylang ylang, Helichrysum, Rose, Laurus Nobilis (angina), Lemon, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Neroli, Melissa, Tea tree, Lavender, *Healthy Heart Formula, Relaxing blend
  • Lungs: Pine, Ravensara, Eucalyptus, *Germ Shield, * Peppermint, Herp-Ez oil blend, Myrtle, Marjoram, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Melissa, Hyssop, Ginger, Fir, Fennel, *Germ Blaster Formula, * EZ-Resp Formula
  • Kidneys: Juniper, Goldenrod, Grapefruit, Galbanum, Lemongrass, Kidney/Bladder Formula
  • Adrenals: Nutmeg, Sage, Spruce, Pine, Geranium, Female Harmony FormulaFemoPause Formula
  • Bladder/kidneys: Sandalwood, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Juniper, Yarrow, Kidney/Bladder Formula
  • Liver: Lemon, blue tansy, Geranium, Tsuga, Anise, Fennel, Mandarin, Orange, Tangerine, Rosemary, Peppermint, Laurus nobilis, Grapefruit, Roman Chamomile, Circulation blend, *L/GB Formula
  • Gallbladder:  *Lemon, Cypress, German Chamomile, Birch, Nutmeg, Yarrow,  *L/GB Formula

Organ Systems:

  1. Circulatory system: *Helichrysum, *Lemon, *Cypress, Pine, Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Grapefruit, Geranium, Tangerine, Blood Detox Formula, Circulation blend
  2. Digestive: Ginger, Fennel, Tarragon, Black Cumin, *Peppermint, *Sweet Essence oil blend, Lemongrass, Black pepper, Orange, Marjoram, Dill, Roman Chamomile, Spearmint, Thyme, Digestive Formula, Colon Cleanse Syrup
  3. Endocrine System
    1. Pancreas: *Sweet Essence oil blend, Dill, Coriander, Fennel, Geranium, Fleabane, Female Harmony Formula
    2. Reproductive system: Yarrow, Fennel, Sage, Clary Sage, Myrtle, Lavender, Geranium, Jasmine, Ylang ylang, Nutmeg, Spikenard, Sandalwood, Female Harmony Formula, FemoPause Formula, Female Magnetism Formula
    3. Prostate: Myrtle, Yarrow, *Prostate Formula
  4. Hair, Skin and Nails (Integumentary System):
    1. Hair: Ylang ylang, Rosemary, Lavender, Cedar
    2. Skin: Chamomile, Rosewood, Germ Shield, Lavender, Myrrh, Rose, Patchouli, Palmarosa, Sage, Tangerine, Peppermint, Myrtle, Juniper, Geranium, Elemi, Coriander, Clove, all Floral waters, *Healthy Cholesterol Formula, *Calcium From Herbs
  5. Immune system: Lemon, Ravensara, Cistus, Spikenard, *Herp-Ez oil blend (Geranium, Melissa, Ravensara), Frankincense, White Lotus, *Oregano, Mountain Savory, Tea tree, black cumin, Idaho tansy, *Echinacea Premium Formula, *Germ Blaster Formula, AntiViral blend (Eucalyptus, Oregano, Lemon, Lavender, Pine, Lemongrass, Clove and other essential oils), AntiFungal blend (Eucalyptus, Manuka, Tea Tree, Niaouli, Lemon Myrtle, Bay Laurel and other essential oils)
  6. Lymphatics: Tangerine, Cypress, Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Myrtle, *Blood Detox Formula
  7. Nervous System: (regenerate) Geranium, Peppermint, Migra-Stop, Vitex (especially when there are tremors), Nutmeg, *Peaceful Nerves
  8. Structural System:
    1. Bones: *Birch, Wintergreen, *Calcium From Herbs Formula
    2. Joints:*Kidney/Bladder Formula, *Blood Detox Formula, *Tissue Repair Oil
    3. Ligaments: *Lemongrass, *Calcium From Herbs
    4. Muscular System: Marjoram, Calcium From Herbs
  9. Urinary System: Sandalwood, *Juniper, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Yarrow, *Kidney/Bladder Formula

There Are No Hopeless Situations:
There Are Only Men Who Have Grown Hopeless About Them.”
– Clare Boothe Luce

Aromatherapy Remedy Reference …Cont…

More remedy reference

  • Abrasions- Geranium
  • Abscesses- Lavender
  • Aches- Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Rosemary
  • Acne- Bergamot, Cedarwood, Lavender, and Tea Tree
  • Acute Fear- Geranium, Ylang Ylang
  • Aging Skin- Geranium, Sweet Orange, Frankincense, Rose, Myrrh, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Neroli
  • Aggression- Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Juniper, Lemon, Marjoram, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, and citrus
  • Analgesic- Bergamot, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary
  • Anger- Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, citrus
  • Anti-bacterial- Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Patchouli
  • Anti-cancer- Geranium
  • Anti-convulsive- Clary Sage
  • Anti-depressant- Allspice, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, all citrus
  • Anti-inflammatory- Bergamot, Cinnamon, Geranium, Patchouli, Peppermint, Myrrh
  • Antiseptic- Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Fir Needle, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sweet Fennel, Tea Tree
  • Anti-spasmodic- Eucalyptus, Sweet Fennel, Lavender
  • Anti-viral- Bergamot, Cajeput, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Tea Tree
  • Anxiety- Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Orange, and Ylang Ylang
  • Aphrodisiac- Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Sweet Fennel, Vanilla, Neroli, Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood
  • Appeasing- Patchouli, Lavender,
  • Arousing- Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Rose, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Neroli
  • Arteriosclerosis- Rosemary
  • Arthritis- Basil, Black pepper, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Ginger
  • Congestion- Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary
  • Cooling- Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Spearmint
  • Coughs- Allspice, Lavender
  • Courage Booster- Basil
  • Cracked Skin- Patchouli, myrrh, frankincense, sandalwood, vetiver
  • Cramps- Allspice, ginger, rose, jasmine, sandalwood
  • Criticism- Grapefruit
  • Crying- Clary Sage, Rose, Bergamot, citrus oils
  • Curbs Appetite- Patchouli, Sweet Fennel, Grapefruit
  • Cuts- Lavender, Tea Tree
  • Cystitis- Eucalyptus
  • Dandruff- Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Tea Tree
  • Deodorizing- Anise, Basil, Cajeput, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Lime
  • Dependency- Grapefruit
  • Depression- Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lime, Sweet Orange
  • Dermatitis- Lavender
  • Detoxifying- Grapefruit, Lemon, Sweet Fennel, cypress
  • Digestive- Cedarwood, Peppermint
  • Discontentment- Geranium, all citrus
  • Disinfecting- Fir Needle, Lemon, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Tea Tree, Lavender,
  • Disorientation- Cajeput, Rosemary
  • Distrust- Lemon, grapefruit
  • Dry Skin- Geranium, Sweet Orange, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Neroli
  • Eczema- Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli
  • Emphysema- Eucalyptus
  • Emptiness- Bergamot, Neroli
  • Encourages Menstruation- Basil
  • Encourages Vivid Dreams- Clary Sage
  • Encouraging- Bergamot, citrus and neroli
  • Energizing- Anise, Cajeput, Cinnamon, Clove, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Spearmint, Sweet Fennel
  • Envy- Grapefruit, Bergamot
  • Equalizing- Lime
  • Erases Doubt- Basil
  • Erotic- Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Neroli
  • Euphoric- Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Neroli
  • Explosive Emotions- Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender
  • Fatigue- Allspice, Clove, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sweet Orange
  • Fear of Failure- Sweet Fennel
  • Fevers- Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lemongrass
  • Flatulence (Gas)- Allspice, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint
  • Flea Repellent- Patchouli
  • Flu- Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree
  • Forgetfulness- Basil, Cajeput, Peppermint, Rosemary
  • Frustration- Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang
  • Fungal Infections- Clove, Tea Tree, Myrrh, Patchouli
  • Gall Stones- Rosemary
  • Gout- Rosemary
  • Grief- Bergamot, Grapefruit and all bright citrus
  • Guilt- Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot
  • Hangovers- Rosemary, Basil, Lavender, Rose, Rosemary
  • Hardens Nails- Lemon
  • Harmonizing- Cedarwood, Fir Needle, Cypress, Lavender
  • Head Lice- Lavender
  • Headache- Basil, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lime, Rosemary, Peppermint, Rose,
  • Heartache- Geranium, Rose, Lemon, Grapefruit and all citrus
  • Helplessness- Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Grapefruit
  • Herpes Simplex- Eucalyptus, Lycine, Tea Tree
  • High Blood Pressure- Lavender, Ylang Ylang
  • High Cholesterol- Rosemary
  • Hopelessness- Bergamot, Sweet Orange, all citrus
  • Hostility- Clary Sage, Rose, Lavender, Bergamot
  • Hot Flashes- Grapefruit, Lavender, Rose, and a host of other (see Menopause post)
  • Hyperactivity – Lavender
  • Hysteria- Tea Tree, Bergamot, Geranium, Rose
  • Increases Intuition- Lavender, Anise, Vetiver, Myrrh, Frankincense
  • Increases Alertness- Basil, Lemon, Rosemary
  • Increases Creativity- Rosemary, Neroli, all citrus oils,
  • Increases Sensitivity- Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Bergamot
  • Indecisiveness- Basil, Patchouli, Rosemary
  • Indigestion- Allspice, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Sweet Fennel, Tangerine
  • Infections- Lavender, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree
  • Inflammation- Lavender
  • Insect Bites- Lavender, Tea Tree
  • Insect Repellent- Bergamot, Cajeput, Citronella, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Spearmint, Tea Tree
  • Insomnia- Bergamot, Lavender, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang
  • Intoxicating- Clary Sage, Neroli, Jasmine,
  • Invigorating- Basil, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Wintergreen
  • Irrational Thinking- Eucalyptus, Lemon
  • Irritability- Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Geranium
  • Irritated Skin- Geranium, Lavender
  • Itching- Peppermint, Lavender
  • Jealousy- Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang, all citrus
  • Lack of Concentration- Basil, Lemon, Rosemary
  • Lack of Direction- Basil , Eucalyptus
  • Lack of Self Esteem- Geranium, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang
  • Lethargy- Patchouli, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lemon
  • Lice Repellent- Patchouli
  • Lifts Melancholy- Bergamot, Citronella, Clove, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, all citrus
  • Liver Disorders- Rosemary
  • Meditative- Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Sage,
  • Menopause- Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Sweet Fennel, Rose, Jasmine,
  • Mental Fatigue- Basil, Rosemary, Lemon, Lemon Blossom, Peppermint, Spearmint
  • Migraines- Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Rose
  • Mildly Euphoric- Anise, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Rose, Neroli
  • Mood Swings- Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Patchouli, Rose
  • Mosquito Repellent- Clove, Citronella, Lemongrass,
  • Muscle Cramps- Allspice, Ginger, Lanvender, Birch, Wintergreen
  • Muscle Spasms- Allspice, Ginger, Lavender
  • Nausea- Allspice, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint
  • Nervous Exhaustion- Allspice, Basil, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Spruce, Sweet Fennel
  • Nervousness- Bergamot, Clary Sage, Fir Needle, Tangerine
  • Neuralgia- Allspice, Citronella, Geranium, Peppermint
  • Normalizes Emotions- Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Sweet Fennel, Ylang Ylang
  • Obesity- Grapefruit
  • Obsession- Clary Sage, Geranium
  • Oily Skin- Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon
  • Pain- Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Rosemary
  • Panic Attacks- Lavender, Bergamot, Jasmine
  • Phlegm- Eucalyptus
  • PMS- Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Sweet Fennel, Rose
  • Pneumonia- Eucalyptus
  • Poor Circulation- Allspice, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Ginger
  • Post Natal Depression- Clary Sage, Sweet Orange, Lemon, all citrus, Geranium, Rose,
  • Premature Balding- Rosemary
  • Prevents Sleep- Patchouli
  • Problem Skin- Lavender, Tea Tree
  • Psoriases- Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon
  • Rashes- Lavender
  • Refines Pores- Spearmint
  • Refreshing- Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Fir Needle, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Spearmint, Wintergreen
  • Rejuvenating- Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Rosemary, and all citrus
  • Relaxing- Anise, Bergamot, Cajeput, Clove, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Spearmint, Sweet Fennel, Patchouli, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Valerian
  • Resisting Change- Sweet Fennel, Ylang Ylang
  • Respiratory Problems- Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Fir Needle, Peppermint, Spruce
  • Restlessness- Clary Sage, Lavender, Geranium, Valerian, Vetiver, Sandalwood
  • Restoring- Geranium, Rosemary, Sweet Fennel, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Rose, Lavender
  • Rheumatism- Allspice, Citronella, Lavender, Sweet Fennel, Ginger
  • Ringworm- Tea Tree, Myrrh
  • Romantic- Clary Sage, Patchouli, Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Neroli
  • Scabies- Lavender
  • Scarring- Lavender
  • Scrapes- Lavender, Tea Tree
  • Sedative- Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Vetiver
  • Self Absorption- Ylang Ylang
  • Sense Enhancing- Allspice, Anise, Geranium, Lemon
  • Sensual- Clary Sage, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood
  • Shingles- Eucalyptus, Helichrysum, Inula, Ravensara
  • Shock- Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender, Geranium, Rose
  • Sinusitis- Basil, Eucalyptus, Lavender
  • Skin Conditioning- Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Lime, Spearmint, Frankincense
  • Skin Spots- Cajeput
  • Soothing- Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Citronella, Clove, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lime, Patchouli, Spearmint
  • Sore Muscles- Allspice, Basil, Citronella, Eucalyptus, wintergreen, birch
  • Sore Throat- Lavender, Tea Tree
  • Sores- Patchouli, myrrh
  • Sorrow- Eucalyptus, Lemon, sweet orange and all citrus
  • Sprains- Lavender
  • Stabilizing- Geranium
  • Stiffness- Allspice, Geranium, ginger
  • Stimulates Memory- Basil
  • Stimulating- Cajeput, Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint
  • Stings- Tea Tree, Lavender
  • Stomach Disorders- Sweet Fennel, Sweet Orange
  • Strengthening- Basil, Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary
  • Strengthens Immune System- Cajeput, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree
  • Stress- Allspice, Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lime, Patchouli, Spruce, Sweet Fennel, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang
  • Stretchmarks- Tangerine
  • Sunburn- Eucalyptus, Lavender
  • Tension- Allspice, Clary Sage, Geranium, Rosemary, Sweet Fennel, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang
  • Tightening- Grapefruit, cypress
  • Tonifying- Anise, Basil, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sweet Fennel\
  • Tranquilizing- Geranium
  • Ulcers- Geranium
  • Unwinding- Cajeput, Lavender
  • Uplifting- Anise, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Patchouli, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang
  • Uterine Hemorrhage- Geranium
  • Vaginal Infection- Eucalyptus
  • Viral Infection- Tea Tree
  • Vitalizing- Cinnamon, Spearmint
  • Warming- Allspice, Anise, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Rosemary
  • Warts- Lemon, Tea Tree
  • Water Retention- Geranium, Lavender, Patchouli, Rosemary
  • Whooping Cough- Sweet Fennel
  • Worry- Clary Sage, Lemon
  • Wounds- Eucalyptus, Lavender, Tea Tree
  • Wrinkles- Clary Sage, *Myrrh, Frankincense, Rose, Elemi, Galbanum, Neroli, Lemon, Spikenard, floral waters (Lavender, Geranium, Chamomile, Clary sage, Melissa, and Juniper).

Aromatherapy Remedy Reference; Physical, Emotional & Mental Symptoms List

Essential oils were used in ancient Egypt, Sumeria and in earlier times. In this truly holistic therapy the mind and body are inseparable. Plato is to have said that the source of most illness has its roots in the soul. There may be no better way to influence the mind and spirit, than through a physical medium that includes nature’s essences; essential oils provide this.

Scent has a special impact on living organisms. Scientific research into the human sense of smell finds it to be10,000 times more powerful than taste. Scent travels rapidly to the brain, and is shown to have a direct effect on the limbic system. The limbic system communicates with the autonomic nervous system. This is the known connection in the brain to the hypothalamus, emotion, memory, and some visceral (gut) reactions. Since the 1980’s olfactory research has promoted the psychological benefit of essential oils used in aromatherapy.

“The profound and complete therapeutic effects of essential oils derive from more than their pleasant fragrance. They have vital electromagnetic properties and vibrational energies that invigorate the mind, the soul, the body’s energy, and thus their functioning.” Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D.

The most common treatment applications using pure essential oils are inhalation and application through the skin.

Certain essential oils, for example, offer different psychological effects:

Anti-depressant Citrus, ylang ylang, geranium, jasmine, orange, sandalwood, lemon, lemon verbena, mandarin, and many more
Anxiety petigrain, neroli, bergamot, cypress, lavender, lime, marjoram, rose, violet leaf and others
Innervating basil, peppermint, rosemary (rosemary shows a positive effect in Alzheimer’s) as well as other essential oils
Sedative neroli, petigrain, cedarwood, chamomile, melissa, valerian, just to name a few


Studies dating from the 1920s report the following benefits of selected essential oils:

Lavender relaxing, circulation, meditative along with hundreds of other attributes
Pine Strengthening, stabilizing and much more
Angelica anorexia, relieving hopelessness, just to name two
Basil fatigue, general nerve tonic, anti-depressant, soporific, confusion, melancholy, mental clarity and concentration, reduces anxiety. (careful use prevents over-stimulation), along with many other things
Bay anti-hysteric, sedative, hypotensive, and more
Bergamot sedative for anxiety and antidepressant, stimulates appetite, and alot more
Chamomile(Roman) calming, hyperactivity, good for use with children, as well as a list of other attributes
Clary Sage sedative and nervine for insomnia, paranoia, panic, and hysteria, along with pms, and much more
Cypress anxiety, confusion, cellulite, and many more properties
Everlasting/Helichrysum
grounding increases dream activity, heals quickly, this oils has tons of properties for healing and more
Juniper apathy, paranoia, confusion, anxiety, nervous trembling and paralysis, diuretic, allergies, etc.
Marjoram grief, insomnia, alert, and much more
Spikenard grounding, meditative and so much more


To be truly effective, essential oils must be absolutely pure. Synthetic or adulterated oils, although less expensive, will not give you the effects you desire and may even have adverse effects. To in sure quality, you may want to choose only oils that are guaranteed to be organic or ethically wild crafted, properly distilled or extracted, originating from a reliable source and priced accordingly. It is essential that the oils are species specific.

Caution: certain essential oils are not recommend for use during pregnancy, and may be skin irritants if not properly administered.

Usage:

Baths 8 -10 drops.
Massage 10-20 drops in 1 ounce of oil.
Inhalation 2-5 drops on a tissue or cotton ball.
Diffusers use pure oils only.
Body lotion 15-20 drops in 1 ounce of lotion.
Spritzer 4 ounces of distilled water with 40-60 drops of pure essential oil, shake before using
Note: glass or PET bottles are essential oil safe.

Two blends that have worked well are as follows:

Nervous Tension
This blend will relax the nervous system, ease tension, and bring emotional equilibrium.
· 10 drops Lavender
· 10 drops Petitgrain
· 4 drops Roman Chamomile
Nervousness/Anxiety/Insomnia
This blend will profoundly relax the individual, induce sleep, and bring calm to an active mind that is preventing the correct emotional balance and total relaxation.
· 10 drops Lavender
· 10 drops Basil
· 3 drops Neroli

The precious oils of plants enable us to use the art of aromatherapy to enhance well being and open a new door to healing the spirit.

Gayle Eversole, Creating Health Institute

Aromatherapy Remedy Reference Emotional, Mental & Physical Symptoms List with Essential Oils best used


Physical Symptoms

Abdominal Distension: Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan), Clary Sage, Laurel, Orange, Patchouli (O*)
Acne: Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan), Cypress (CO*), Geranium (Chinese), Grapefruit (Pink), Patchouli (O*)
Analgesic: Chamomile Roman (CO*), Frankincense, Geranium (Chinese), Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*), Marjoram, Sweet
Anti-Infectious: Frankincense, Juniper
Antibacterial: Eucalyptus (Radiata), Palmarosa, Tea Tree (CO*)
Antibiotic: Tea Tree (CO*)
Antifungal: Palmarosa, Tea Tree (CO*)
Antiseptic: Patchouli (O*), Pine
Antispasmodic: Chamomile Roman (CO*), Clary Sage, Cypress (CO*), Geranium (Chinese), Laurel, Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*), Marjoram, Sweet
Antiviral: Eucalyptus (Radiata), Palmarosa, Tea Tree (CO*)
Arthritis: Laurel, Pine
Asthma: Chamomile Roman (CO*), Clary Sage, Fennel, Sweet, Frankincense, Peppermint (CO*), Pine
Astringent: Cypress (CO*), Geranium (Chinese), Grapefruit (Pink), Palmarosa
Bad Breath: Cardamom
Bronchitis: Clary Sage, Frankincense, Frankincense, Juniper, Laurel, Peppermint (CO*), Pine, Tea Tree (CO*)
Burns: Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*)
Cellulite: Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan), Fennel, Sweet, Grapefruit (Pink)
Chills: Caraway, Pine
Cleanse: Juniper, Lemon (CO*)
Cold Feet: Juniper, Rosemary
Cold Hands: Ginger, Juniper, Rosemary
Colds: Eucalyptus (Radiata), Ginger, Laurel, Lemon (CO*), Peppermint (CO*), Pine, Tea Tree (CO*)
Colic: Bergamot (Italian), Cardamom, Peppermint (CO*)
Colitis: Geranium (Chinese)
Constipation: Chamomile Roman (CO*), Fennel, Sweet, Grapefruit (Pink), Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*), Orange
Cough: Cardamom, Clary Sage, Fennel, Sweet, Pine
Cystitis: Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan)
Decongestant: Cypress (CO*), Fennel, Sweet, Juniper, Lemon (CO*)
Dermatitis: Palmarosa
Detoxify: Lemon (CO*)
Diarrhea: Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan), Geranium (Chinese)
Digestion: Fennel, Sweet, Ginger, Laurel, Orange, Peppermint (CO*)
Diuretic: Fennel, Sweet, Grapefruit (Pink), Juniper
Dry Skin: Chamomile Roman (CO*)
Eczema: Chamomile Roman (CO*), Geranium (Chinese), Palmarosa, Patchouli (O*)
Exhaustion: Palmarosa
Expectorant: Eucalyptus (Radiata), Frankincense, Laurel, Pine
Fatigue: Clary Sage, Ginger, Patchouli (O*), Pine
Fever: Peppermint (CO*)
Flatulence: Fennel, Sweet, Orange, Rosemary
Flu: Ginger, Lemon (CO*), Peppermint (CO*), Pine, Tea Tree (CO*)
Fluid Retention: Grapefruit (Pink), Juniper
Frigidity: Ginger, Patchouli (O*)
Gastritus: Geranium (Chinese)
Headache: Chamomile Roman (CO*), Clary Sage, Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*), Lemon (CO*), Orange
Hemorrhoids: Patchouli (O*)
Hepatitus: Peppermint (CO*)
Herpes: Patchouli (O*)
High Blood Pressure: Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*)
Hysteria: Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*)
Immune System: Eucalyptus (Radiata), Ginger, Tea Tree (CO*)
Impotence: Patchouli (O*)
Insect Bites: Patchouli (O*)
Insecticide: Patchouli (O*)
Invigorating: Ginger, Juniper
Irritability: Bergamot (Italian), Bergamot (Italian), Frankincense, Geranium (Chinese), Grapefruit (Pink), Grapefruit (Pink), Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*), Lemon (CO*), Orange
Itchy Skin: Chamomile Roman (CO*)
Joint Pain: Rosemary
Lethargy: Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan), Geranium (Chinese), Geranium (Chinese), Marjoram, Sweet, Tea Tree (CO*)
Loose Stools: Patchouli (O*)
Low Blood Pressure: Rosemary
Lower Backache: Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan), Ginger, Juniper
Menstruation: Chamomile Roman (CO*), Clary Sage, Cypress (CO*), Frankincense, Geranium (Chinese), Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*)
Migraine: Clary Sage, Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*)
Muscular Pain: Eucalyptus (Radiata), Ginger, Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*)
Muscular Stiffness: Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*), Marjoram, Sweet
Nausea: Caraway, Cardamom, Chamomile Roman (CO*), Fennel, Sweet, Ginger, Grapefruit (Pink), Lemon (CO*), Orange, Peppermint (CO*)
Obesity: Fennel, Sweet, Juniper
Oily Skin: Grapefruit (Pink)
Panic: Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*)
PMS: Chamomile Roman (CO*), Clary Sage, Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*)
Poor Appetite: Ginger, Orange
Psoriasis: Palmarosa
Refreshing: Bergamot (Italian), Bergamot (Italian), Peppermint (CO*)
Respiratory System: Eucalyptus (Radiata)
Restlessness: Frankincense, Palmarosa
Rheumatism: Eucalyptus (Radiata), Frankincense, Grapefruit (Pink), Laurel, Pine
Sinus: Eucalyptus (Radiata), Frankincense, Tea Tree (CO*)
Sinus Congestion: Pine
Skin Care: Chamomile Roman (CO*), Geranium (Chinese), Palmarosa
Skin Rash: Cypress (CO*)
Skin Softener: Patchouli (O*)
Sore Throat: Peppermint (CO*)
Throat Infection: Clary Sage
Tired: Caraway, Juniper
Vomiting: Orange
Water Retention: Fennel, Sweet, Fennel, Sweet
Weak Immunity: Patchouli (O*)
Weight Loss: Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan), Fennel, Sweet, Grapefruit (Pink)

Emotional Symptoms

Abundance: Cardamom
Adaptability: Palmarosa
Anger: Bergamot (Italian)
Antidepressive: Bergamot (Italian), Bergamot (Italian), Patchouli (O*)
Aphrodisiac: Geranium (Chinese), Patchouli (O*)
Calm Control: Chamomile Roman (CO*), Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*)
Calming: Geranium (Chinese), Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*), Marjoram, Sweet
Confidence: Caraway, Ginger, Tea Tree (CO*)
Contentment: Cardamom
Despondency: Clary Sage
Disappointment: Grapefruit (Pink)
Disinterested: Juniper
Enthusiasm: Rosemary
Euphoria: Clary Sage
Frustration: Bergamot (Italian), Bergamot (Italian), Chamomile Roman (CO*), Geranium (Chinese), Grapefruit (Pink), Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*), Orange
Gloom: Juniper
Hypertension: Grapefruit (Pink), Marjoram, Sweet
Insomnia: Bergamot (Italian), Bergamot (Italian), Chamomile Roman (CO*), Frankincense, Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*), Lemon (CO*), Lemon (CO*), Marjoram, Sweet, Orange, Palmarosa
Intimacy: Geranium (Chinese), Geranium (Chinese)
Joy: Orange
Lonely: Marjoram, Sweet
Moodiness: Orange
Morale: Ginger, Rosemary
Nervous Debility: Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan), Clary Sage, Laurel, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree (CO*)
Nervous Depression: Bergamot (Italian), Bergamot (Italian), Frankincense
Nervous Exhaustion: Frankincense, Geranium (Chinese), Marjoram, Sweet, Palmarosa
Nervous Tension: Bergamot (Italian), Frankincense, Lavender (Bulgarian) (CO*), Palmarosa, Patchouli (O*)
Pessimism: Pine
Positivity: Orange
Pressures: Juniper
Repressed Emotion: Bergamot (Italian)
Resentment: Chamomile Roman (CO*)
Security: Palmarosa
Self-Confidence: Pine
Self-Esteem: Laurel
Sensuality: Patchouli (O*)
Sexual Anxiety: Patchouli (O*)
Soothing: Palmarosa
Tension: Bergamot (Italian), Bergamot (Italian), Chamomile Roman (CO*), Grapefruit (Pink), Orange, Palmarosa
Tranquilizing: Frankincense
Uplifting: Bergamot (Italian), Clary Sage, Grapefruit (Pink), Patchouli (O)
Mental Symptoms

Anxiety: Bergamot (Italian), Bergamot (Italian), Geranium (Chinese), Marjoram, Sweet, Palmarosa, Patchouli (O*)
Burdens: Lemon (CO*)
Certainty: Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan)
Clarifying: Frankincense
Commitment: Caraway
Communication: Fennel, Sweet
Concentration: Cardamom, Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan), Frankincense, Laurel, Peppermint (CO*), Rosemary
Confusion: Clary Sage, Lemon (CO*)
Decisions: Lemon (CO*)
Depression: Bergamot (Italian), Bergamot (Italian), Chamomile Roman (CO*), Tea Tree (CO*)
Determination: Ginger, Juniper
Endurance: Cedarwood Oil (Himalayan)
Focus: Frankincense
Fortifying: Juniper, Pine
Grounding and Stabilizing: Patchouli (O*)
Indecision: Clary Sage
Indigestion: Bergamot (Italian), Caraway, Caraway, Cardamom, Chamomile Roman (CO*), Fennel, Sweet, Ginger, Orange
Initiative: Ginger
Insight: Peppermint (CO*)
Inspiring: Clary Sage, Laurel, Patchouli (O*), Peppermint (CO*)
Melancholy: Eucalyptus (Radiata), Pine
Memory: Laurel
Mental Fatigue: Clary Sage, Peppermint (CO*), Tea Tree (CO*)
Neurotonic: Palmarosa
Obstacles: Lemon (CO*)
Optimism: Cypress (CO*), Eucalyptus (Radiata)
Over-eating: Bergamot (Italian), Bergamot (Italian), Caraway, Grapefruit (Pink)
Overthinking: Fennel, Sweet, Marjoram, Sweet, Patchouli (O*)
Perfectionist: Orange
Relaxing: Geranium (Chinese)
Remorse: Cypress (CO*), Pine
Self-Negative: Pine
Study: Peppermint (CO*)
Transformation: Cypress (CO*)
Transitions: Cypress (CO*)
Will-Power: Ginger, Juniper
Worry: Clary Sage, Frankincense, Juniper, Lemon (CO*), Marjoram, Sweet

References
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Fight Allergies Naturally ; Allergy Blend Recipe, Immune Boosting Essential Oils, Allergen Home Spray Recipe

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Spring with all it’s glory is in full swing for sure, there’s no better way for me to revel in all of it’s  magnificent beauty than to lace up my tennis shoes and enjoy a morning walk. Not only does it do my mind, body and spirit wonders; it really puts a smile on my face and gives me an extra boost that seems to last the rest of the day…

If you’re like me, as much as I enjoy being outside during spring, the pollen can really do a number on my sinuses, and I get terrible headaches, runny eyes, and a stuffy nose that runs from morning till night.  These natural remedies really do help.

  1. Neti Pot and saline rinse
  2. Local Honey
  3. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. Probiotics (boost immune system)
  5. Quercetin is a natural bioflavonoid that is said to help stabilize mast cells to keep them from releasing histamine. It is also a potent antioxidant that is said to help reduce inflammation. It is best used as a long term remedy and many people start taking it about 4-6 weeks before allergy season to help prevent allergy symptoms.As with any herb, you should check with your doctor before using, especially if you have a liver problem, are pregnant, or are on hormonal contraceptives.

    To Use: Though Quercetin is naturally found in foods like citrus and broccoli, it is very difficult to get the amount needed to relive allergies from food alone. A supplemental dose can be helpful for preventing allergies or helping acute symptoms. Not recommended during pregnancy or nursing though some practitioners feel it is safe after the first trimester and while nursing.

Allergy Relief Blend by Yellowstar Essentials

German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, High Altitude Lavender, Blue Tansy, Melissa-Lemon Balm, Ravensara, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Spikenard, Frankincense, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Fir, Niaouli,  Pine-Long Leaf, Pine Scotch, Spruce, Douglas Fir, Vetiver, and Wild Black Spruce.

The following essential oils can be used for relief of allergies :

  • Blue tansy,(Tanacetum annum True Moroccan blue Chamomile) – 25
  • all Chamomiles,(Roman-15, German-5, and Moroccan-5 – Ormensis multicaulis)
  • Melissa / lemon balm,-20
  • Rosemary-15
  • Lemongrass-20
  • Lavender, High Altitude-60
  • Ravensara,-30
  • Eucalyptus,-20
  • Fir,-25
  • Niaouli,-20
  • Spikenard,-10
  • Peppermint,-25
  • Pine-Long Leaf, – 20 drops
  • Pine Scotch, – 20 drops
  • Spruce – 30 drops
  • Wild Black Spruce- 12 drops

To make your own allergy relief blend, gather essential oils listed above and a pipette for each (unless they have orifice reducers), and a one ounce dark glass sterilized bottle. This blend may be added to a diffuser, a spray, an inhaler, or even a few drops on a handkerchief carried around with you. If you want to add this to the allergen home spray recipe, for a 16 oz bottle (as recipes lists above) use no more than ¼ oz (7.5 ml), and ideally ⅛ oz (a dram, or 3.75 ml).

Natural Remedies for Allergies; Immune Boosting Essential Oils, Allergen Home Spray Recipe, and Allergy Relief Blend Recipe http://voices.yahoo.com/natural-remedies-allergies-immune-7940992.html

Sorry, link isn’t there anymore. But read on to see more of my original article—->

Allergies; img. courtesy of Getty images

Living with allergies is no fun, and can be completely miserable for those who suffer with them. Even the simple act of getting out of bed may be too much for those who have a terrible case of allergies.

And with all the over-the-counter medicines, you never really know what you are putting into your body. Some of the chemicals used may be just as bad as the allergies they are suffering with, and may even worsen some of the symptoms, and almost as bad, mask the problems so they are never really rid of the root causes completely. This is just another reason people are turning to natural remedies.

An Allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system, or an exaggerated immune response or reaction to substances that are generally not harmful.

So, building up your immune system is the best way to deal with the root of your allergies.

Finding the root cause of the allergy is your biggest asset and will eventually help lead you to dealing with the problem once and for all.

Start by giving your immune system a big step up by getting some sunshine, and enough sleep, eat lots of veges, fruits, nuts and seeds, garlic, mushrooms…—>A study in older adults showed that boosting fruit and vegetable intake improved antibody response to the Pneumovax vaccine, which protects against Streptococcus pneumonia.

Natural Immune Boosting Tips:

  • Consider probiotics. Studies indicate supplements reduce the incidence of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.  Fermented milk products have also been shown to reduce respiratory infections in adults and kids.
  • Catch some rays. Sunlight triggers the skin’s production of vitamin D. In the summer, a 10-15 minute exposure (minus sunscreen) is enough. However, above 42 degrees latitude (Boston) from November through February, sunlight is too feeble and few foods contain this vitamin. Low vitamin D levels correlate with a greater risk of respiratory infection. A 2010 study in kids showed that 1200 IU a day of supplemental vitamin D reduced the risk of influenza A. However, a 2012 study that involved supplementing adults with colon cancer with 1000 IU a day failed to demonstrate protection against upper respiratory infections.
  • Go for the garlic. Garlic is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent and immune booster. Because heat deactivates a key active ingredient, add it to foods just before serving.
  • Eat medicinal mushrooms, such as shiitake and maitake (sometimes sold as “hen of the woods”). A recent study showed that a concentrated extract of shiitake enhanced immune function in women with breast cancer.
  • Try immune-supportive herbs. If you get recurrent infections, consider taking immune-supportive herbs such as eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticocus), Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), or astragalus (A. membranaceus).
  • Make an echinacea tincture. This is good to have on hand when respiratory viruses overwhelm your defenses.
  • Read more of; 10 simple and natural ways to boost your immune system here

Essential oils are one great way to give a boost to your immune system.

Essential oils used properly can also help those suffering from allergies get some relief, and for some, even help rid them of the allergy entirely.

Before attempting to make ANY of these recipes or use essential oils, please do your homework.

Essential oil safety should be first on your list, especially when first starting out on your aromatherapy journey.

Treat essential oils with the same care that you treat medicines. You don’t need to be afraid or avoid essential oils and I’m certainly not trying to scare anyone out of enjoying all the benefits that aromatherapy offers. They can be an amazing blessing within a holistic lifestyle. Do remember, however, that when working with essential oils, less is more.

Dilute your essential oils prior to use on the skin and avoid the oils that are more likely to cause irritation and sensitization. When using an essential oil for the first time, do a skin patch test. You can learn how to do a skin patch test by reading AromaWeb’s Aromatherapy Safety article.

—–> Before using any essential oils, please read these helpful primers: Cautions & Warnings before Using Essential OilsHow to use Essential Oils:. , AND Dilution ratios for blends and essential oil recipes;

Here are a list of great essential oils that are wonderful for boosting the immune system;

Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Oregano, Lemon, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Vetiver, Thyme, Savory, Niaouli, Ravensara, Peppermint, Clove, Palmarosa, Coriander, Bergamot, Geranium, and Bay Laurel.

Immune-Boost Blend

I make a wonderful Immune Boost Blend that packs a powerful punch, and really does what it says…boosts  the immune system and gives your body great tools for the fight.

Also, Read this post I wrote about allergies, you may find some good tips in there to help, See it here.

Allergen Home Spray Recipe

To make this spray, I went to a trusted company whom everyone seems to buy their products in the local grocery and found the following:

I looked up the ingredients in the most popular home allergen spray-

Clorox® Anywhere® Anti-Allergen Fabric Spray – Product Details

Ingredients include: (Water, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hypochlorite).

which is basically, washing soda, salt, and bleach diluted heavily with water!

Washing soda is a highly alkaline chemical compound that can be used to remove stubborn stains from laundry. It also has numerous uses around the house, and it is used in a range of industrial applications as well. Washing soda should not be confused with washing powder, which is a powdered soap used as a detergent; it is also not the same thing as baking soda, although the two compounds are closely related.- read more here

It would be simple to make your own large bottle of this home allergen spray, which would save you scads of money.

Here’s how you would make your own—In a 16 oz spray bottle (from the dollar store) you would use mostly purified water (bottle filled almost to the top with hot purified water to dissolve the rest of the ingredients) add  a little washing soda (about a TBL.) and salt (about a TBL), and a tiny bit of bleach (about a tsp.), shake well and walla! Homemade allergen spray!

Though, this does not include any essential oils for extra benefits. Which would be where you’d just add about 1/8 oz, or about a dram of E.O.s to it and shake it up! That’s it! Try using my Allergy Relief Blend.

PURCHASING OILS

If you’re looking to purchase oils  I recommend the following suppliers: as they are the only suppliers I have found that offer true therapeutic grade or top notch essential oils.

Mountain Rose Herbs: (I an an affiliate)

Oshandhi. (I’m not an affiliate)

Bella Mira (I’m an affiliate)

Liberty Naturals (not an affiliate)

NaturesGift (not an affiliate)

Others that I’m NOT affiliated with:

The company that has the best essential oils for the money, with natural healing qualities and no additives or adulterating, and ethics about oil production is Native American Nutritionals:

Read here for why: http://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/natural-remedies/announcing-the-best-essential-oils-company-and-a-great-sale/

If you love Young Living Oils or are a Young Living Distributor try Bella Mira therapeutic grade essential oils ..test for yourself the difference…you will receive a discounted price if you are already a distributor w/YL.

For Young Living Oils: If you would like to receive a discount on therapeutic grade essential oils just sign up at Young Living and use my Young Living Distributor # 1064822

OR see

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Coupons:

Also, NewDirectionsAromatics is a great place for essential oils;

NDA coupon code; (New Directions Aromatics)

The coupon is 19559 – it has no expiry but can only be used once.

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Resources & More Reading:

10 simple and natural ways to boost your immune system here

—–> Before using any essential oils, please read these helpful primers: Cautions & Warnings before Using Essential Oils, AND How to use Essential Oils:.

Dilution ratios for blends and essential oil recipes; https://yellowstaressentials.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/dilution-ratios-for-blends-and-essential-oil-recipes/

more about washing soda, what is washing soda? http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-washing-soda.htm

essential oil recipe for cold sores

home-remedies-for-cold-soresCOLD SORES
These nasty little – painful lesions – are caused by the herpes simplex virus and are contagious. There may be pain or tingling one to two days before the cold sores appear. Cold sores generally clear in seven to ten days. They’re sometimes confused with canker sores, which are not contagious but produce small, painful ulcers in the soft tissues of the mouth, such as the tongue and the walls of the mouth.

Many essential oils can help with viral infections but need to be in your system soon after you are exposed.   Those that suffer from cold sores know there can be many things that ‘trigger’ an outbreak.  Stress,  whether it be from emotional or physical – being run down so a cold or flu can take hold can easily bring on a cold sore.

Prevention is best done by controlling your exposure to stress and of course others with colds and flus.  But once your ‘cold sore’ has attacked, you may get relief by applying a drop of Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) has antiviral properties. In a research study conducted in hospitals and dermatology clinics in Germany, lemon balm cream promoted the healing of blisters in five days compared to 10 days in the control group. Used on regularly, lemon balm cream may decrease the frequency of recurrences.

Also Tea tree (one drop neat) on the blisters several times throughout the day.  Tea Tree can be applied ‘neatly’ which means undiluted.  Lavender may also be applied neatly.  Roman chamomile, Eucalyptus, Bergamot, Peppermint and Geranium may also stop the blistering in it’s tracks.  To apply these other oils first mix them with a small amount of vodka. The best ratio is up to 6 drops in 5 ml of vodka.   Mix well and dab on the blister using a cotton-tip applicator.

A study by the University of Heidelberg found that peppermint essential oil was found to penetrate the skin and have a direct virucidal effect againt the herpes simplex virus. Peppermint oil was also found to be active against an acyclovir-resistant strain of the herpes simpex virus. Although it’s promising, peppermint oil shouldn’t be used until studies have established its safety. Peppermint oil is absorbed through the skin so even small amounts could be toxic. Peppermint oil should never be ingested unless it is therapeutic grade.

Remember everyone’s immune system is different and with Aromatherapy we can try different essential oils – what works for one person may not work for the next.  Usually you can find one that works best for you.  Keep a journal of what you try at each outbreak.  Recording things like how much, how applied and what oil(s) were used.  Soon you will know what works best for you!
If the blisters open up, mixing any of the above essential oils with a small amount of Sweet Almond oil will help to keep the skin moist and less likely to crack.  All essential oils have healing properties and will help your body to heal itself.

Read more from “cold sore remedies” from about.com here.  

 

So, here’s the essential oil recipe for cold sores:

  • 3 drops lemon balm (melissa)
  • 2 drops tea tree
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops eucalyptus
  • 3-4 drops geranium
  • 3 drops Roman chamomile
  • 3 drops bergamot

Add to 1 oz of sweet almond oil if you have dried and cracked cold sores,

or 2 oz. vodka for wet/ type cold sores to dry them out and heal them. Shake before each use.

 

Here’s Aura Cacia’s lemon balm essential oil diluted with jojoba, so price is right.

Best prevention for cold sores is to keep stress as low as possible, eat good foods and not processed and fast foods, avoid sugar and chemical sweeteners, and don’t get sunburned. This may exacerbate issue.

See other natural cold sore remedies on Amazon

here are other natural remedies and natural cures for cold sores:

Lysine

Lysine is an essential amino acid, meaning that we must get it through food or supplements because the body can’t make it on its own. It’s used to make protein, which we need to produce infection-fighting antibodies, enzymes, hormones, and body tissues. Lysine has been found to inhibit the spread of the herpes simplex virus.

Although we get lysine through food sources such as red meat, milk, eggs, cheese, wheat germ, brewers yeast, and fish, what appears to be most important is the ratio of lysine to another amino acid, arginine. They compete with each other for absorption in the intestines, so the less arginine there is in the diet, the more lysine is absorbed. Foods that are rich in arginine include chocolate, peanuts, and almonds.

In addition to these temporary dietary changes:

Lysine supplements

  • Lysine supplements (e.g. 1,000 mg taken three times a day) may help to shorten the duration of cold sores.
  • Lysine ointment – a pilot study by the Southern California University looked at the effectiveness of a lysine-containing ointment in 30 people. Researchers found that the ointment produced full resolution in 40% of participants by the third day and in 87 percent by the end of the sixth day. No adverse effects were reported.

Reishi and Astragalus

Reishi, also called Ganoderma lucidum is a type of mushroom that has a long history of use in traditional Asian medicine to strengthen the immune system.

Preliminary evidence shows that reishi may inhibit the spread of the herpes virus. A typical dose is 600 milligrams once or twice a day.

Reishi is available in powder or supplement form. Reishi can delay blood clotting, so consult your doctor before taking reishi if you are taking aspirin, warfarin (coumadin), or any other medications or supplements that interfere with clotting.

In traditional Chinese medicine, reishi is often used in conjunction with a herb called astragalus. Astragalus has been found to improve immune function in people with herpes simplex keratitis.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol, a compound found naturally in red grapes, has been shown to be active against the herpes simplex virus in laboratory studies.

A study by the Northeastern Ohio University demonstrated that resveratrol cream applied topically two, three, or five times a day effectively suppressed cold sore development if it was applied one or 6 hours after infection with the herpes virus.

Resveratrol cream was also found to be as effective as 5% acyclovir ointment (Zovirax). Resveratrol cream also effectively suppressed cold sore formation in animals with herpes simplex infection that was resistant to acyclovir. No side effects were reported.

Propolis

Propolis, also called bee propolis, is a brownish, resinous substance. Bees collect it from poplar and conifer buds and use it “cement” their hives and keep them germ-free. It is sold in health food stores.

A study found that propolis was active against herpes simplex 1 virus. It is believed to work by preventing the virus from entering body cells and by blocking the replication and spread of the virus. For more information about propolis, read the Propolis Fact Sheet.

Self-Heal

The herb self-heal, also known as Prunella vulgaris is a perennial plant commonly found in China and Europe.

Extracts of this herb have been found to be effective against both herpes simplex 1 and 2 viruses. It is also believed to work against acyclovir-resistant strains of the herpes virus.

Other Remedies

  • Echinacea – A study by the University of Ottawa found that echinacea is active against herpes simplex type 1.
  • Black currant – An extract of black currant, also known as Ribes nigrum or Kurokarin in Japan, was found to fight the herpes virus in laboratory studies.
  • Rhubarb and sage cream – A German study examined rhubarb-sage cream compared to sage cream and Zovirax in 149 people with oral herpes cold sores. The combined topical sage-rhubarb preparation proved to be as effective as topical aciclovir cream and tended to be more active than the sage cream.
  • Undaria pinnatifida – known as wakame in Japan, undaria is a type of seaweed that has been found to improve the healing time and reactivation of herpes infections.

Safety Precautions

People with tuberculosis, leukemia, diabetes, connective tissue disorders, multiple sclerosis, HIV or AIDS, any autoimmune diseases, organ transplant, or possibly, liver disorders should not take herbs or supplements that improve immune function (such as reishi and astragalus) without consulting their doctor first. Taking immune-boosting supplements may reduce the effectiveness of medications that suppress the immune system.

Big thanks to Cathy Wong, ND
About.com Alternative Medicine for helpful information.

More alternative cures and remedies for cold sores:

health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-cold-sores

4 natural remedies for cold sores

how to heal a cold sore naturally wikihow

home remedies for cold sores

common vitamins and supplements for cold sores web md

 

 

Tea Tree Tested for Strep, Staph, Candida, Acne, Athlete’s Foot & Antibiotic

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I’ve been trying to spread the word about the multitude of uses for essential oils over the past 15 years and most of what I’ve heard from the medical community is…

There’s no way an essential oil could work as well as an antibiotic or common western medicine. Well, the scientists that have been conducting tests with all natural essential oils have been proving them wrong.

Essential oils DO work, for a multitude of ailments and only now are being accepted as a “maybe” for a viable replacement.

The widespread use of antibiotics has contributed to the development of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotic treatment.

Now we’ve got bacteria that can not be killed by the typical antibiotic and the western medical world is having to look for alternatives.

Bacteria that are resistant to penicillins, vancomycin, and other antibiotics can cause life-threatening wound infections, primarily in hospitalized patients. There is a critical need to develop new antibiotics with new mechanisms of action.

Tea Tree Blossoms

Tea tree oil and manuka oil are natural substances that appear to be good candidates for the development of new antimicrobial products.

Manuka

This article provides a thorough review of the evidence for a role of these oils in inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

However, the experimental conditions and the mode of administration of the oils are not always described. It is not clear how much of the evidence is based on test tube studies and how much is based on topical application of the oils in animal or human subjects.

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Review of Tea Tree Oil and Manuka Oil

-Reichling J, Weseler A, Landvatter U, Saller R.

Bioactive essential oils used in phytomedicine as anti-infective agents: Australian tea tree oil and manuka oil. Acta Phytotherapeuitca. 2002;1:26-32.

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Australian tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a tree that grows in the subtropical coastal regions of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.

New Zealand tea tree oil, better known as manuka oil, is made from the leaves and young branches of the manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium).

Both Manuka and Tea Tree oils are known to have antimicrobial properties and are used in a variety of products applied to the skin.

Australian tea tree oil is widely used in skin creams, body lotions, shampoos, and oral hygiene products. It is also used medicinally to treat skin ulcers and infections.

Manuka oil is used in a skin cream to treat sores on the feet. The purpose of this article was to review the antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects of these oils for human and veterinary use.

The essential oils from the Australian tea tree and New Zealand manuka tree contain different compounds and display different antimicrobial activities.

Tea tree oil contains primarily monoterpenes, with terpinen-4-ol as the main component. Tea tree oil contains only small amounts of sesquiterpenes.In contrast, the dominant components of manuka oil are sesquiterpenes. Manuka oil contains only traces of terpinen-4-ol.

Tea tree oil shows activity against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. These include the human pathogens;

Escherichia coli and various Streptococcus and Staphylococcus species. Tea tree oil inhibits the growth of the fungus Candida albicans, the culprit in common yeast infections, and other fungi that cause athlete’s foot infections.

It also inhibits the growth of Propionibacterium acnes, a bacterium implicated in acne. A clinical study found that a gel containing 5% tea tree oil was as effective as a 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion, the established treatment of acne vulgaris.

Tea tree oil may be useful against skin and ear infections in dogs and cats, because it inhibits the growth of the common fungus Malassezia pachydermatis (some caution is warranted when treating animals with tea tree and other essential oils as cases of toxicosis have been repeatedly reported by veterinarians when the oil was applied topically to dogs, cats, and birds. In most cases, the oil was used to treat dermatological conditions at inappropriate high doses.

The typical symptoms of toxicosis observed were depression weakness, uncoordination, and muscle tremors. In the majority of cases, treatment of clinical signs and supportive care have been sufficient to achieve recovery free from pathological conditions within several days.1

Manuka oil has antimicrobial activity against a more limited range of organisms than tea tree oil. It is largely ineffectively against Gram-negative bacteria. However, the investigated Gram-positive bacteria were susceptible to manuka oil at lower concentrations than tea tree oil. A â-triketones-enriched manuka oil inhibited the growth of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium implicated in stomach ulcers, more effectively than tea tree oil.

—Heather S. Oliff, Ph.D.

Reference
1Refer Villar D. et al., “Toxicity of melaleuca oil and related essential oils applied topically on dogs and cats,” Vet Human Toxicol. 1994;36(2):139-142).

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There are numerous tests being done everyday to further enhance the reputation of the natural healing qualities of essential oils to prove once and for all that they really do work, and could benefit us in so many ways.

The natural world is full of wonderful healing medicine……

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