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Essential oils: JUST THE ESSENTIALS

I found some information today I thought you might like to know…

Did you know Americans spent over $374 BILLION dollars in healthcare in 2014?
Per person, we spend 40% more than any other nation. And if you take into account the entire medical industry the number is simply staggering: $3.8 Trillion dollars. (Yes, that’s with a “T”!)

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That’s more than the entire Gross Domestic Product for 87% of the countries of the world! And yet, despite spending all that money, America is still ranked 17th in terms of quality of health.

So why am I bringing this up? After all, you’re here to learn about essential oils, right?
I bring these figures up because if you’re like the majority of Americans, you know (deep down inside) that there is a better way to health. A more natural way to health.

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The Most Powerful Forms Of Healing Are Found Right Here On God’s Green Earth.

Mother Nature knows more than humans will ever know. And she provides everything we could ever need to maintain vibrant health well into our mature years.

And I don’t care what the “officials” say – something made from chemicals in a lab will never work better than what Mother Nature can come up with. The irony is… most of the treatments are created in a lab today is just trying to duplicate what Nature already does.

So why do companies spend decades… and billions of dollars… doing this? Simple: You can’t patent a plant or natural process. And if you can’t patent it… you can’t make money!

(Heaven forbid they spend all that money to actually make peoples lives easier and more pain free.)

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Essential oils are today’s natural miracle remedies… yet the practice of using essential oils has been around for thousands of years.

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In fact, using essential oils dates back to the ancient Egyptians. And in many ancient texts the oils were often referred to as “nectar of the Gods.”

There are also over 500 references to essential oils in the Bible. Obviously these miracles of Mother Nature were highly revered by Ancient Man.

When I first learned about Essential Oils my first thought was “how could something so simple actually improve my health?”

But as I did more research and learned how they really work, I was amazed.

Because lately I’ve seen a lot of articles popping up on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites talking about them and a lot of the information is, how do I say this politely… scary!

Not to mention it’s not very accurate.

So the purpose of this site is to share with you information on Essential Oils that can help you make wise choices.

Especially as you start to incorporate them into your life to improve your health and well being.

If you are already familiar with them, then you also know, we are forever learning about their wonders.

I’ve been working with essential oils for over 20 years and still learn something new everyday.

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For those that want to jump right in, here’s a must-read: CAUTIONS, WARNINGS AND USAGES for e.o.s

Also, be sure to see my RECOMMENDED READING list

Or if you’d like to know how much essential oil to add to a bath, spray or cleaner, here’s an article about DILUTION RATIOS AND BLENDS

If you’re wondering about a specific malady or issue,  type keywords into the search box at the top right of this blog, and you should get some answers.

If there isn’t anything on your issues, feel free to email me at:
yellowstar2000@yahoo.com
with INQUIRY in the subject line.

Be aware of the quality of essential oils you are purchasing. It truly makes a difference… especially if you’re using them for health purposes.
If the oil is really cheap, there’s a reason for that. Just do your research before buying. And don’t be afraid to ask them lots of questions.

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#FYI:
Did you know 5% of all essential oils are made for the food and fragrance industry?

There are hundreds of compounds in just one essential oil, but not all oils are used for healing purposes.

The fragrance industry is only interested in pleasant aromas. In a lab they remove only those parts of the oil that give the arona profile and they throw the rest out.

The food industry only want the elements that lend good flavor. So lab technicians remove only selections that taste like mint, peppermint, cinnamon, etc., and use small amounts to flavor the things they make. Most of the total healing natural elements are completely removed.

In pure, high quality essential oils, all of the compounds are left in tact so that you can experience the fully health benefits that Mother Nature intended.

Here are some things I’ve found::

Best lavender essential oils and where to find them

Helpful suggestions on Essential oils and specific uses as well as truth about Therapeutic essential oils.

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Thanks for reading!!

I hope you find many uses for nature’s little wonders to bring health and happiness into your lives.

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Natural Holistic Remedies for Shingles

Just recently a good friend of mine came down with shingles. Aww man, I feel so bad for her. It must be horrible, and I wish there was more I could do for her to ease her suffering, so it prompted me to look it up in my article list. Sure enough, I found it was one of my orphaned articles from the old Yahoo Contributor Network / Associated Content library. I’m going to pass is on to her and hopefully have enough ingredients to make her my relief spray. She’s at the doc’s now, and hopefully they’ll give her something to alleviate the horrible symptoms.

Anyway, here’s the article from 2009 in it’s entirety:

There are so many natural and holistic remedies for all types of maladies these days that it is difficult to weed through all the bad or mis-information strewn across the web. This series of articles, “Natural Holistic Remedies” will address only the tried and true remedies and natural therapies, either through personal experience or gathered from trusted sources. I’ve been studying these types of holistic cures and aids for over over 20 years and have discovered many new concepts as well as debunking some older (and some newer ones too).

General Shingles Information

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection of the nerve roots. Shingles affects the nerve endings in the skin and results in pain and a rash. Shingles affects 750,000 Americans annually. It can strike at any age but is most common in people older than 40.

Possible Causes of Shingles

Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox When a person has chicken pox, it lives dormant in the body. If it becomes active, it results in a case of the shingles, not another bout of the chicken pox. Approximately 90 percent of people who have chicken pox are at risk of developing shingles. Stress, cancer, use of anti-cancer drugs, spinal cord injuries, the common cold and immune system problems can trigger shingles. People who have never contracted chicken pox have very little chance of developing shingles.

Possible Symptoms of Shingles

The first signs of shingles appear as three or four days of chills, fever, body aches and sometimes pain in the affected area. Then tiny blisters with red rims appear, along with extreme pain and sensitivity at the site. Other symptoms of shingles include fatigue, numbness, depression, tingling, shooting pains, swollen lymph nodes, headache and fever. This phase usually lasts one week to 10 days, when the blisters dry up and fall off. In most cases, shingles lasts a few weeks, but some people can experience pain for months.

Possible Lifestyle Changes for Shingles

There is no way to prevent shingles, but people can avoid getting chicken pox by being immunized with the vermicelli vaccine. People who have never had chicken pox should avoid contact with anyone who has the disease. Avoid contact with anyone with shingles because the fluid from the blisters is extremely contagious. Pregnant women, infants, children and anyone with immune deficiencies should not be in contact with anyone with chicken pox or shingles. Also, things like meditation, Yoga, Pilates, or any naturally calming practices will help keep shingles to a minimum as stress makes shingles worse. Try to keep stress and anxiety to a minimum, whatever works for you!

Personal Experience: Shingles “Natural Remedy” Skeptics

If you’ve ever had shingles before, you know the pain that can be associated with it. Both a cousin and a friend of mine came down with shingles and were both in serious enough pain to ask me for help. While one was very skeptic of “natural cures”, the other was right away willing to try my natural remedy. Needless to say, after making them my “Shingles Relief Spray” and advising them of some dietary adjustments, they are both believers and ask me for all kinds of natural cures and advice now.

Beneficial Dietary & Herbal Aids

  • L-Lysine is important for healing and for fighting the virus that causes shingles.
  • Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids aids in fighting the shingles virus.
  • Vitamin B Complex is needed for nerve health and to counteract deficiencies.
  • Zinc enhances immunity and protects against infection.
  • Calcium and Magnesium for nerve function and healing.
  • Garlic is excellent for building the immune system.
  • SAMe aids in reducing pain and inflammation.
  • Cayenne relieves pain and aids healing.
  • Lemon Balm – This lemon scented herb helps the body fight viruses.
  • Licorice – The licorice has virus-fighting ingredients that can inhibit the herpes simplex virus. It appears to interfere with the growth of the virus. It also fights inflammation and can be used instead of products containing cortisone without the side effects. Taken internally, it can be used as a tea and is often blended with other herbs for taste. Do not take for longer than 6 weeks at a time, and do not take licorice if you have high blood pressure or a history of heart disease.
  • Alfalfa and Dandelion promotes healing.
  • Baikal Skullcap This is an herb that has been used since ancient times in China. It fights bacteria and infections, so it is helpful in treating shingles as well as many other conditions. Used topically, you can make a paste using the ground root mixed with water. Apply the paste to the affected areas as needed.
  • Astragalus Root and Echinacea boosts immune function.
  • Bi phaya yaw (Clinacanthus nutans)- an herb used in traditional Thai medicine, has been shown in clinical studies to shorten the time it takes to recover from shingles in some cases. It is applied in cream form.
  • Olive leaf extract aids in fighting the virus of shingles. Eat plenty of foods that contain vitamin B6, including bananas, nuts, potatoes, and sweet potatoes.
  • A combination of oat straw, St. John’s wort, and skullcap helps to reduce stress and itching. Mix equal amounts of oat straw, St. John’s wort, and skullcap tinctures together, and take one teaspoon of this mixture four times daily.

Yellowstar Essentials All Natural Shingles Relief

Analgesic, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, Antiseptic, Anti-Spasmodic, Anti-Viral, Anxiety-Relief, Antifungal, Cooling, Helps Problem Skin Recover Faster.

Ingredients: Aloe vera, Jojoba Oil and Sunflower oil, Ravensara Ravensara aromatica, Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia, Lavender Lavandula augustifolia, Bergamot Citrus bergamia, Thyme Thymus vulgaris ct linalol, German Chamomile Matricaria recutita, Clary Sage Salvia sclarea, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis, Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus, Oregano Origanum vulgare, and other natural essential oils.

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If condition worsens or persists for more than seven days, discontinue use and consult a physician. May cause an allergic reaction in some individuals with sensitive skin; test on small area before use. If severe irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately and consult a physician. Do not apply to wounds or broken skin. Do not bandage tightly. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion contact a Poison Control Center or physician immediately. Do not get on clothing. As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product.

REFERENCES:

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 3rd Edition, Phyllis Balch, CNC; James F. Balch, M.D.

Yellowstar Essentials; click on “Natural Remedies Kits” on the left navigation box to find shingles relief spray

http://www.thehealthsuccesssite.com/shingles.html

Therapeutic grade essential oils

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photo: Royalty Free Stock Images: Essential oil and camomile flowers in mortar ID 25671159 © Duskbabe | Dreamstime.com

There’s been much talk about therapeutic grade essential oils. Even the term “Therapeutic grade essential oils” is a loaded phrase. There are certain companies who claim they have them, but I truly believe it is a marketing term. Granted, there are so many conceptions about the meaning of therapeutic grade, or even if there is such a thing.
In the end, I’m just trying to offer helpful information, and as long as you do your own research, and make your own decisions; take control of your health and be responsible with your choices, you’ll be fine.

Personally, with all the information I’ve read and with all the experience I’ve had on my own with essential oils (over 20 years), I still believe there is a difference with quality in terms of ‘therapeutic grade’.
To me, it could mean when the grower, and distiller –all phases from beginning to consumer, use proper business practices and techniques that fall in line with ‘organic’ or ‘Earth-friendly’ practices, or “preserve as many of the delicate aromatic compounds and volatile substances within the essential oil as possible “, and answer all the stupid (and not so stupid) questions I grill them with,… then they have my business.
I’m pretty particular when it comes to choosing which oils I buy.
The essential oil companies I trust most are one’s that I’ve asked, and they’ve have answered- to my satisfaction- many many questions. They have my trust implicitly, unless things change. LOL

Things I’ve found out about

 Therapeutic grade essential oils:

Test the essential oil yourself, simply by putting a drop of oil on the back of your hand:

It is a pure essential oil (distilled or expressed) if it disappears into the skin quickly;
An absolute or a resin (such as patchouli, myrrh) should be oozy, thick and sticky;
An essential oil in a carrier oil will lubricate the back of your hand and will not absorb quickly. (Many sellers will try to fool you, so be aware that many are not as straight-forward as they should be, and will try to dilute or adulterate their oils to save money).

But when it comes to higher standards, such as those from:
Oshandhi, Mountain Rose Herbs, Rocky Mountain Oils, Native American Nutritionals, and even a few others like Young Living –even though they’ve made their own standard, and their own marketing terms it is still a quality company, just more expensive- and yes I realize that not everyone thinks YL is a good company, that’s up to you to decide)—-

The key to distilling a high quality or therapeutic-grade essential oil (or whatever you want to call it) is to preserve as many of the delicate aromatic compounds and volatile substances within the essential oil as possible –  that makes sense to me.
As each element in the essential oil is very fragile (it’s what makes it itself – like our DNA is to us) and may be destroyed by very high temperatures, or super high-pressure, and contact with chemically reactive metals (i.e., copper or aluminum) might pose threats to the fragile aromatic compounds in these precious oils. That really does make perfect sense to me. And though some do not agree, I still believe that this holds true. Believe what you will.

Many have said that there are many variables that can affect the quality of the essential oil. These can include but are not limited to: soil conditions, quality of fertilizer and whether it was organic or chemical, region, climate, altitude, harvest season, harvest methods, distillation or extraction process, and part or parts of the plant used for distillation.For instance, tne plant can produce several different biochemical variations, or ‘chemotypes’. These chemotypes may vary according to climate, altitude and growing conditions. Thyme is a great example of this. One constituent of thyme is thymol, and thymol is one of the ‘active’ components in the plant. Studies showed that the later in the season the thyme was distilled, the more thymol the oil contained. If it is distilled in early summer the thymol levels will be quite low, and oil will be much less effective, if at all. For example, the later thyme is distilled in the growing season (i.e., late summer or fall), the more thymol the oil will contain. If it is distilled in the early summer, thymol levels will be very low; hence, the oil will be less effective, if at all.

It is impossible to have the exact same essential oil year after year because nature changes with each day. One year it might be very sunny, and another year be very rainy, so that alone will make a difference. But if reputable companies are using proper business practices, then suffice to say, they are doing the best they can to bring us quality.

Also be aware that, “Natural essential oils contain hundreds of different chemical compounds, many of which have not been identified yet, but still bring vital therapeutic properties to the oil. Although chemists have managed to recreate some of the constituents and fragrances of oils, there are many molecules and isomers that are impossible to manufacture in the laboratory.” Have you ever seen blueberry essential oil? Of course not, if there is blueberry, apple, papaya, and the like, its quite doubtful that its an essential oil, but a fragrance, and probably a synthetically manufactured fragrance.There simply are no substitutes for the purest essential oils.

HOW to choose the best essential oils:

If you just want essential oil basic information a good place to start is Aromaweb, although a lot of their information comes from sources that are not referenced–you could also check out google scholar. Click here to see google schoar search for “therapeutic grade essential oils” sorted by metrics.

“Potential essential oil buyers should independently check out the marketing information provided by essential oil traders – do not be put off asking for any extra information or reassurances that you are legally entitled to if the situation is not absolutely clear cut. The professional aromatherapist has a duty to be able to provide all relevant safety information relevant toto their clients’ treatment(s) and therefore It is part of ‘due diligence’ to ask questions, require any stipulated proofs, request an MSDS, ask for compositional data & certificate of origin of the batch of oil purchasedand have their eyes wide open to marketing ploys & scams of all types – including providing GC’MS print-outs and other information which relate to other batches of oils entirely, and, of course,describing essential oils as ‘therapeutic grade’.”

———>READ: The ‘Therapeutic Grade’ Essential Oils Disinformation …

If you want to use essential oils internally (which should only be used under supervision of an Aromatherapist —find an Aromatherapist) make sure your Aromatherapist has experience above all else. Though it is great if they have been approved by one of these NAHA approved schools, it isn’t the end-all-be-all of knowledge. Experience is always the best teacher, and there are many wonderful Aromatherapists out there who are not accredited by those schools but are probably better than any new graduate…anyway, the point is— be sure to dilute e.o.s  properly and use the very best essential oils you can find. But for external uses, such as diffusing, or for room fragrancing, etc…it’s not imperative to use the highest grade available.

The best way to go about sampling, is by first checking to make sure they are a reputable company, have the Latin names on every bottle, and make sure they analyze all their oils by gas chromatography and are certified organic as possible. Don’t be fooled by the selling techniques of some distributors.

There are more companies than just Young Living who apply these techniques, so don’t feel like they are your only choice. I’ve used Bella Mira and Mountain Rose Herbs , Oshandhii, and many others who also apply these regulations and guidelines for their essential oils. Check around, you’d be surprised at what you’ll find. But please, do research!

I recommend Native American Nutritionals, or the essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs, both their prices and quality are top notch!

Also be sure to check out… the list of uses.

Thanks for reading, I hope you find much use in your everyday for these magical little miracles.

More information from a certified aromatherapist, and published author, Sharon Falsetto – who writes for NAHA wrote: two aromatherapy information websites Aromatherapy Glossary and Aromatherapy Library. Great resources.

Please leave comments about who you found to be the best oils, or what you believe about therapeutic grade essential oils, I’d love to share resources.

Sources:

http://www.cropwatch.org/Therapeutic%20Grade%20Essential%20Oils%20corrected.pdf

Aromaweb,

google scholar. Click here to see google schoar search for “therapeutic grade essential oils” sorted by metrics.

http://www.abundantlifeessentials.com/essential_oil_info.htm

http://www.youngliving.us/

http://www.botanical.com/products/learn/what_makes_therapeutic.html

http://www.botanical.com/products/aroma/ess.html

http://www.dreamingearth.com/essentialoils4.html

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Researching Essential Oils; What do the experts say?

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Essential oils are one of my very favorite alternative therapies, and so many are too quick to judge their usefulness before even trying them.  I for one have found them to be imperative in my everyday life. I couldn’t imagine living without them for all they can do.

There is a lot of information floating around out there about essential oils, and some of it is completely untrue, but on the other hand, much of it is true as well. With all the testing being done, it’s no wonder they are becoming a more trusted source of healing in the US, something that’s already been a mainstay around the globe. We are finally catching up….

Here’s a piece from scentedaromatics.com:

What Does the Research Say About Essential Oils?

Although essential oils have been used therapeutically for centuries, there is little published research on many of them. However, this is beginning to change as more scientific studies on essential oils are conducted around the world. Clinical studies are currently underway in Europe, Australia, Japan, India, the United States, and Canada. Many of these studies describe the remarkable healing properties of various oils.

Who is doing the research?

A significant body of research on essential oils has been conducted by the food, flavoring, cosmetics, and tobacco industries. They are most interested in the flavor, mood alteration, and preservative qualities of essential oils. Some of these companies have also conducted extensive research on the toxicity and safety of essential oils.

Although much of this research is proprietary and not generally available to consumers, some of it has made its way into cosmetic and plant product journals. These journals are important sources of information as we accumulate a growing body of knowledge on essential oils. Most of the studies that have been published in the English language scientific literature have been conducted in laboratories and they have not been tested on humans, but this is changing.


What are some issues in conducting research on essential oils?

There are some unique issues in conducting research on essential oils.

  • Essential Oils Are Not Standardized: The chemistry of essential oils is influenced by the local geography and weather conditions, as well as the season and time of day when the plants are harvested, how they are processed, and how they are packaged and stored. Each plant is unique in its chemistry so essential oils are never exactly the same—this is different from pharmaceutical drugs that are synthetically reproduced to be identical every time.

    Essential oils can be altered to achieve standardization (for example, a certain chemical that was found to be at a lower concentration in the whole oil in a particular year can be added to make it the same percentage as last year’s batch). The problem with standardized essential oils is that they are no longer natural, genuine, and authentic. This variability in essential oils by time, place and conditions is a big challenge to conducting valid research. Currently the International Standards Organization sets standards for each essential oil that include a range of acceptable concentrations for its major chemical constituents.

  • It Is Difficult to Conduct Blinded Studies with Aromatic Substances: Typical research studies involve testing two groups – one group gets an experimental substance and another group gets a placebo, or inactive, substance (this group is referred to as the “control” group). When using aromatic substances, it is very difficult to conduct a blinded study. Some researchers have used masks or other barriers to blind participants. Other researchers have used alternate scents assumed to have no therapeutic properties as controls. These approaches are problematic, however, because people associate smells with past experiences. Thus, it is difficult to account for individual variation in how essential oils affect people.
  • It Is Difficult to Get Approval and Funding for Research on Essential Oils: Essential oils have been used on humans for thousands of years. As a result, they don’t fit into the conventional clinical science approach of testing a substance in the lab first, then on animals, and then on humans. As a result, if a researcher proposes to test an essential oil with humans first, they may be turned down. This is because research review boards tend to approve research studies that follow the more usual scientific research path.

    Many conventional drug studies are funded by the pharmaceutical industry. There is little motivation for these companies to fund research on natural plant substances because they cannot easily be patented, limiting the potential for profit. Thus, finding funding for essential oils studies can be challenging.

  • It Is Difficult to Tell What Caused the Outcome: In conventional research studies, it is important to be able to determine exactly what caused the outcome. In essential oil therapy, the oils are sometimes applied with massage, which makes it difficult to tell whether or not the outcome was due to the essential oil alone, or the massage, or the combination. Also, essential oils are composed of hundreds of chemical constituents, and it is hard to determine which ones may have produced the desired effect.

What does the research say?

Research studies on essential oils show positive effects for a variety of health concerns including infections, pain, anxiety, depression, tumors, premenstrual syndrome, nausea, and many others. The articles included below are meant to highlight a few examples.

Anti-Microbial Effects

There is considerable international literature on the effects of essential oils against a wide range of bacterial, viral, and fungal microorganisms. Study results suggest that certain essential oils and components have strong bactericidal action, some even against antibiotic resistant microorganisms. Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil in particular has a wide range of research studies that report its anti-microbial properties.

Pain

Some studies have been conducted on the use of aromatherapy for pain treatment. These studies suggest that essential oils may be effective for reducing discomfort during childbirth, headaches, gastrointestinal procedures, and for wound pain.

Psychological Effects

There are some studies on the psychological effects of essential oils. These studies suggest that essential oils may be effective for reducing anxiety and mild depression.

Toxicity and Sensitivity

Published reports suggest that a small proportion of individuals may develop sensitivity to topically applied essential oils. In addition, toxicity can result from accidental or intended ingestion.

Other Interesting Studies

There are other studies that examine the use of essential oils for such purposes as mosquito repellency, the potential to treat skin cancer, alopecia areata, and to affect glucose and insulin levels.

Expert contributor: Linda Halcon, Ph.D., M.P.H., B.S.N., R.N.

Aromatherapy Remedy Reference Continued….

The following is a list of common health complaints (physical and emotional) for which people have reported that particular essential oils helped them.  It also includes herbal formulas enhanced with essential oils. This list should not be used in the place of the advice of a qualified health practitioner, nor should one construe that this list claims to “cure” any health condition.

from; Dr. Fosters Essentials.com

http://www.drfostersessentials.com/store/oilsforcomplaints.php

* indicates the oils that in my clinical and personal experience are the most effective

  • Acne: Tea tree/Jojoba blend, *Myrrh, Thyme, *Floral waters (Geranium, Lavender, Juniper, Peppermint, etc.),  *Most effective when combined with internal herbal remedies (Healthy Cholesterol Formula, Vibrant Colon Formula, Turkey Rhubarb Formula, Colon Detox Caps), Antifungal blend
  • Alcoholism: Ginger, L/GB Formula
  • Allergies: * Allergy Relief Lavender, Idaho Tansy, Ravensara, Eucalyptus, Roman chamomile, Blue Tansy, Spikenard, Melissa, Frankincense, German Chamomile, Cajeput, Vetiver
  • Anticoagulant: Geranium, Angelica, *Healthy Cholesterol Formula, *Detoxification Formula
  • Arthritis:* “Pane Relief” Oil, Ginger, Black Pepper, Wintergreen, Peppermint, Fir, Cypress, Coriander, Clove, Cajeput, Birch, Bergamot, Angelica, Galbanum, Idaho Tansy, Lavender, Lemon, Nutmeg, Tarragon, Thyme
  • Asthma: *Allergy Relief Oil Blend Peppermint (soles of feet, rubbed on back or chest), Ravensara, Eucalyptus, Blue Tansy, Marjoram, EZ-Resp Formula.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder: *Vetiver, *Cedarwood, Grounding Oil Blend Lavender, *Composure Formula
  • Balance: Clary sage, Nutmeg, Ylang ylang, Fennel, Sage,
  • Bronchitis: Peppermint, Germ Shield, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Thyme, Germ Blaster Formula, EZ-Resp Formula, Antiviral blend
  • Burns: * Germ Shield, * Lavender, *Peppermint, Tea tree/Jojoba Blend, Eucalyptus, German Chamomile
  • Candida: Oregano, Thyme, Peppermint, Rosewood, Spruce, Laurus nobilis, Myrrh, Tea tree, Rosemary, Clove, Cinnamon, Spikenard, White lotus, Yarrow, *Echinacea Premium Formula, *Germ Blaster Formula, Antifungal blend
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: German Chamomile, Peppermint, Geranium Lemongrass, *”Pane” Relief Oil
  • Cellulite: Grapefruit, Lemon, Cypress, Orange, Tangerine, Circulation blend
  • Cholesterol (high): *Healthy Cholesterol Formula, Rosemary, Roman chamomile, Helichrysum, Lemon
  • Colitis: Peppermint, Spearmint, Tarragon
  • Constipation: *Ginger, Dill, Marjoram, Colon Cleanse Syrup
  • Cuts, scrapes, bruises: Roman Chamomile, Tea tree/Jojoba Blend (use in place of antibiotic creams), Lavender
  • Cystitis: Bergamot, Sandalwood, Kidney/Bladder Formula
  • Dandruff: Lavender, Patchouly
  • Diabetes:Sweet Relief Oil Blend, Celebration Oil Blend,
  • Diaper rash:Tea tree/Jojoba Blend, Lavender,
  • Diarrhea: Coriander, Myrtle, Orange
  • Drug withdrawal: Grapefruit, Composure Formula
  • Earache: Tea tree/Jojoba blend, Roman chamomile (used around ear, but not inside it).   Never pour or drip essential oils inside the ear canal. Essential oils can cause severe pain if they touch the eardrum.
  • Endometriosis: tea tree, Rosemary, Clove, Clary sage, Geranium, Nutmeg, Female Harmony Formula
  • Epilepsy: Clary sage, Cardamom, Lavender, Jasmine, *Composure Formula
  • Fatigue: Rosemary, Tea tree, Nutmeg, *Peppermint (inhaled),
  • Fat-dissolving: Grapefruit, Spearmint, Sage, Tangerine, Patchouly, Hyssop, Circulation blend
  • Fever: Black pepper, *Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Melissa, Lemon, Echinacea Premium Formula, Germ Blaster Formula
  • Fibromyalgia: Peppermint, Black Pepper, Ginger, *”Pane” Relief Oil
  • Fluid retention: Tangerine, Lemongrass, Juniper, Kidney/Bladder Formula, Circulation blend
  • Food poisoning: Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemon, Colon Detox Caps
  • Antifungal: *Tea tree (Tea tree oil), Mandarin, *Lemongrass, *Rosemary, Geranium, Clary Sage, Cassia, Cinnamon, Canadian Red Cedarwood.  Essential oils penetrate deeper into fingernails and toenails than do herbs.  *Echinacea Premium Formula, *Germ Blaster Formula, Antifungal blend
  • Hair: Ylang ylang
  • Hair loss: *Rosemary, Cedar, *Lavender, Canadian Red Cedar, Grounding Oil BlendYarrow, Ylang ylang.
  • Headaches: Germ Shield (intranasal), Neroli, *Lavender, *Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Frankincense, Coriander, Clove, German Chamomile, Cajeput, Black Cumin, Lemongrass, Thyme.
  • Heart Problems: (with palpitations) Ylang ylang, Rose, *Healthy Heart Formula, Relaxing blend
  • Hemorrhoids: Cypress, Clary Sage, Myrrh, myrtle
  • Hemostatic: (stops bleeding) *Lemon, *Lavender, Cistus, *Helichrysum, Cypress, Frankincense, Idaho Tansy, Cinnamon (mild)
  • Herpes: *Herp-Ez Oil Blend, Bergamot, Frankincense, Lemon, Thyme, *Peppermint & Lavender, *Melissa, *AntiViral Herbal Formula, Sandalwood, AntiViral oil blend
  • Hives : *Peppermint, * Germ Shield
  • High blood pressure: Ylang ylang, Melissa, Lavender, Frankincense, Clove, Yarrow, *BP Formula
  • High cholesterol: Clary sage, Cedarwood, *Lemon, Helichrysum, *Healthy Cholesterol Formula
  • Hormonal Imbalance: Sweet Relief, Clary sage, Nutmeg, Ylang ylang, Fennel, Sage, *Female Harmony Formula, FemoPause Formula, FemVigor Formula
  • Indigestion: *Peppermint (1 drop in a glass of water), *Sweet Relief Oil Blend, Ginger, Tarragon (rub over stomach area), *Digestive Formula
  • Impotence: Ylang ylang, Goldenrod, Peppermint, Jasmine, Rose, *MaleVigor
  • Infection: *Oregano, *Thyme, Rosewood, Myrrh, Mountain savory (highly antibacterial), Ginger, Geranium, Clove, Cassia, Cinnamon, Canadian Red Cedar, Cardamom,Bergamot, Lemon, *Echinacea Premium Formula, *Germ Blaster Formula, Antiviral blend, Antifungal blend
  • Insecticidal: patchouly, Lemon, Citronella, Cajeput
  • Insect repellent: Repels lice and fleas: Pine, Lemongrass, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Cypress, Idaho Tansy.  For ants, use *Black Pepper or Peppermint
  • Insomnia: Valerian, Bergamot, Spikenard, Thyme, Ylang ylang, Orange, Composure Formula
  • Irritable bowel:  Peppermint, Digestive Formula
  • Itching: Patchouly, Peppermint, *Tea tree, Blue Tansy
  • Jetlag: Grapefruit
  • Labor, ease: Spearmint
  • Laryngitis: Cypress, Jasmine, Cajeput, Thyme, Echinacea Premium Formula
  • Macular Degeneration: Frankincense, *Eyebright Formula, *Brain Regain Formula
  • Malaria: Lemon, Ylang ylang, Antiparasite Formula, Blood Detox Formula
  • Meditation – oils to facilitate: Elemi, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Composure Formula (calming), Brain Regain Formula (to stay alert), Relaxing blend (to calm mind)
  • Menopause: Clary Sage, Fennel, Sweet Relief Oil Blend, *FemoPause Formula
  • Menstrual pain: Cypress, Coriander, Jasmine
  • Migraine: Laurus Nobilis, Black Cumin, Basil, Melissa, Spikenard, Valerian, *Germ Shield (intranasal), *Lavender.(apply to back of neck),  *Clove applied to the top of the hard palate in the mouth)
  • Milk production, stimulate: Dill, Fennel, Sweet Relief Oil Blend
  • Motion sickness: Ginger, *Digestive Formula
  • Nausea: Lavender, Fennel, Clove, Cardamom, Melissa, Nutmeg, *Peppermint, Spikenard, *Digestive Formula
  • Overweight: Spearmint, Spikenard, Appetite Suppressant Formula, FemVigor
  • Pain: *”Pane” Relief Oil, Helichrysum, White fir, *Clove, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Black Pepper, Ginger, Lavender, Blue Tansy, Mountain Savory, Fennel, Tea tree
  • Parasites: Tangerine, Peppermint, Oregano, Mountain Savory, Lemon, Fennel, Clove, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Canadian Red Cedar, Cardamom, Bergamot, Hyssop, Rosemary, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Tarragon, *Antiparasite Formula
  • Rashes: Roman Chamomile, *Germ Shield, *Tea tree/Jojoba blend, Lavender, *Healthy Cholesterol Formula, Echinacea Premium Formula
  • Scars/stretch marks: Neroli, *Rose, *Frankincense, Sage, Yarrow, Lavender, *Myrrh, Galbanum, *Helichrysum, Cypress, Elemi, Tangerine (use w/ Lavender), Mandarin (use w/ jasmine, lavender, sandalwood, and/or frankincense).  May take one month or longer for the effect.
  • Sciatica: helichrysum, Geranium, Cardamom, Sandalwood, Spruce, Tarragon, White Lotus
  • Spasms: Marjoram, Valerian, Composure Formula
  • Sprains: Black Pepper, *Lemongrass, Orange, Ginger, Yarrow, *Peppermint (immediately after the sprain has occurred is most effective), * “Pane” Relief Oil, Calcium From Herbs
  • Stretch Marks: *Frankincense, Lavender, Myrrh, Geranium
  • Sunburn: *Germ Shield, Lavender and Peppermint (used together is amazing), Tea tree/Jojoba blend, Yarrow
  • Toothache: *Clove, Roman Chamomile.  Use Oregano for tooth abscess.
  • Tumors: *Frankincense, *Lavender, *Clove (skin, lymph), Idaho Tansy, Peppermint, Geranium, Sandalwood (skin), Orange.  Frankincense and Lavender or Clove are used together in addition to a complete detoxification program.  Blood Detox Formula, Echinacea Premium Formula
  • Ulcers: Frankincense, *Digestive Formula, German Chamomile, Birch, Myrrh, yarrow, *Peppermint
  • Urticaria : *Peppermint, * Germ Shield
  • Varicose veins: Helichrysum, Cypress, Yarrow, Peppermint, Lemongrass, *Lemon, Circulation blend
  • Vertigo: Black pepper, Melissa, *Brain Regain Formula
  • Viruses/cold sores: Herp-Ez Oil Blend, Tea tree/Jojoba blend, Clove, Oregano, *Melissa, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Ravensara, Mountain Savory, Marjoram, Lemon, Cistus, Cassia, Cinnamon, Cajeput, Black Cumin, Basil, Hyssop, Neroli, AntiViral Formula, Echinacea Premium Formula, AntiViral oil blend
  • Warts: Tea tree, *Lemon, Frankincense, *Clove, Cinnamon, Antiviral blend
  • Wealth: Patchouly, Cinnamon, Spruce, Frankincense, Myrrh
  • Wrinkles: *Myrrh, Frankincense, Rose, Elemi, Galbanum, Neroli, Lemon, Spikenard, floral waters (Lavender, Geranium, Chamomile, Clary sage, Melissa, and Juniper)
  • Yeast infection: *Tea tree/Jojoba blend, Myrrh (apply either or both topically, add to herbal douche), Rosewood, Bergamot, Thyme, *Echinacea Premium Formula, Antifungal blend

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

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How to Use Essential Oils for Detoxification

essential oils for  well being

Using essential oils for detoxification is only one way that these magical drops can aid us in our goals of being healthy in mind, body and spirit. Essential oils are truly nature’s gift to us with all they offer in supporting our health and well-being.

Many of us are turning to alternative medicines, and therapies looking for natural ways to detoxify our bodies inside and out, as we are all subject to so many toxins daily, that over time these poisons can build up in our fragile (but miraculous) systems, and cause major health issues. Detoxifying the body using essential oils is one of the best ways to clean out the harmful toxins laying stagnant in our bodies. read on:

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