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Halitosis (bad breath) Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

What is halitosis? This can be an embarrassing problem, but is usually more noticeable to those that surround us. Bad breath is not a disease, but rather a symptom of an underlying problem. Causes of bad breath can be anything from decomposing food between the teeth, plaque buildup and the use of substances such as alcohol, cigarettes and coffee. Strong foods such as garlic and onions for example also add to bad breath. Bad breath can be a sign of stomach problems, such as improper digestion, or improper elimination of toxins by the kidneys and liver. For a better smelling breath, chew herbs like parsley, thyme, mint or a cinnamon stick.

Mouthwash to fight halitosis For a mouthwash add 1 drop drop  Myrrh oil  oil to a cup of cooled , boiled water. For a general mouthwash mix

 

drops Lavender oil  oil diluted in   4 drops    5 ml brandy and   125 ml warm water.

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Use this mixture when required by swirling around the mouth after proper brushing and flossing, and spitting it out after you have rinsed properly.

Acne Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our  search page  page to find relevant information.

What is acne? Acne is the most common disorder of the skin. Mild acne is characterized by pimples as well as blackheads, usually found on the face, back and neck. More severe cases are extremely painful, causing enlarged pores and leaving lasting impressions of scarred skin. Generally acne is caused by a natural overproduction of sebum, which helps to protect the skin. Women using birth control pills can develop acne due to an imbalance of hormones. Alcohol and cigarettes also affect the skin as well as blood impurities that stem from a poor or unbalanced diet.

 

Always clean skin meticulously, an acne skin is very sensitive. Eat a well balanced diet, avoid fatty food and take plenty of exercise, especially in the out-of-doors. Certain pure essential oil can be applied neat to individual marks - such as:   Tea tree oil  oil    Lavender oil  oil 

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This must however be done with great care, since neat oils can cause an allergic reaction. Apply very sparingly at night after cleaning, using a cotton bud, and continue until the mark/spot has completely disappeared.

Treatment oil for acne A facial treatment oil can also be made by using a suitable carrier oil, such as  jojoba as  jojoba oil, oil, and adding: 

            

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Benzoin  Benzoin  Cedarwood   Cedarwood German chamomile  chamomile  Geranium   Geranium Lavender   Lemongrass   Lemongrass Tea tree oil  oil 

The inclusion of the essential oils listed above must m ust NOT EXCEED a  a  2% dilution. dilution.  Some skins may not react well to a treatment oil, but some people have reported very good results.

Boils Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

 

 

What are boils? A boil is an abscess located at the buttocks, underarms on hairline. Fever, fatigue, and in some cases swollen lymph glands can also be associated with boils. Boils are predominant in young males. A diet lacking in fresh foods and consisting of pork, deep fried food as well as junk food all lead to blood impurities which can increase the likelihood of boils. To assist with boils, bathe the infected area with   2 drops  drops Lavender oil  oil  of Tea tree oil  oil    2 drops of  1drop  Juniper oil  oil    1drop

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  diluted in 200 ml hot water.



If the inflammation is severe, add 1drop  1drop Chamomile oil. oil.  Bathe the area twice a day. Should it appear if further infection may be happening, neat  neat  Tea tree oil  oil can also applied sparingly to the area with a cotton bud, but if it does not yield results quickly, please consult your medical practitioner.

Hay fever

 

Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

What is hay fever? Hay fever is an allergy. Allergic reactions occur quite spontaneously, and can affect any part of the body. The most common allergies are asthma attacks, hay fever, skin problems and rashes such as hives and a nd eczema. Food allergies are usually undetected, however bloating, indigestion and diarrhea can be symptoms of allergic reactions to food. Allergies are in actual fact an over-reaction on behalf of the immune system to a usually harmless substance in the environment. These items can be anything from dust, pollen, animal hair, milk, eggs, wheat, corn, penicillin, aspirin, cosmetics, cleaning agents and some metals found in costume jewelry. Drink tisanes (herbal teas / infusions) made from Pine needles, Eucalyptus leaves or Rosehips.

Vapor therapy to help with hay fever Put a few drops of  of Eucalyptus Eucalyptus,, Niaouli Niaouli  or  Tea Tree oil  oil on a handkerchief and use it when an attack occurs. Boil some Eucalyptus leaves in water and spray this liquid throughout the house, especially the bedroom before you go to sleep, or make a  room spray  using spray using  Eucalyptus oil. oil. 

 

Headache Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

A headache is any pain in the head, the discomfort of which can vary greatly. Headaches can be a symptom of tension, stress, fatigue, blocked sinuses, allergies or irritated or inflamed blood vessels in the scalp. The overuse of alcohol and tobacco, the adverse reaction to medication, during or before menstruation and seasonal changes all can bring on a headache.

For a headache use the following mixture        

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3 drops  drops Lavender oil  oil  1 drop  drop Peppermint oil  oil  1 drop  drop Bergamot oil  oil  3 drops  drops Jojoba oil. oil. 

It can be massaged into the base of the skull or around the temples.

For a tension or nervous headache use as above but use   3 drops of  of Lavender oil  oil  drop  Clary sage oil  oil    1 drop   1 drop of  of Chamomile oil  oil 

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drops Jojoba oil. oil.    2 drops 



 

Heartburn Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

What can I do about heartburn? Heartburn is a burning pain in the chest, which radiates upwards into the neck and throat and sometimes the face. It usually occurs after a meal when the stomach acids reflux up past the sphincter. If muscle tone in the sphincter is lost and it remains open when it should be closed, the result is acid reflux and the painful sensation of heartburn. The upper abdominal area can be rubbed with the following:        

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2 drops  drops Eucalyptus oil  oil  1 drop  drop Peppermint oil  oil  2 drops  drops Fennel oil  oil  diluted in 5ml (1 teaspoon)  teaspoon) Grape seed oil. oil. 

Bronchitis

 

Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

What is bronchitis? This is an infection of the bronchial tubes and typically occurs with an existing cold and a dry, shallow cough. As phlegm develops the cough becomes painful. The chest feels tight causing shortness of breath and the phlegm turns to thick yellow mucus. Other symptoms include chills, fever, aching muscles, runny nose, and a sore throat. Sudden bronchitis is usually caused by a virus and can be in combination with bacteria. Other causes can be attributed to weak natural resistance to colds and flu, and a poor or inadequate diet. Infection is also more likely after becoming chilled or fatigued. Drink plenty of fluid, especially fresh pineapple and lemon juices and hot herbal tisanes.

Vapor and inhalation therapy to help with bronchitis Inhalation therapy  therapy with essential oils may also assist in easing breathing and here you can try the following essential oils: Basil     Basil Benzoin     Benzoin

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Clove     Clove



 

Frankincense     Frankincense   Pine Pine   oil    Tea Tree oil 

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Vaporize the room during the day and one hour before bedtime with a mixture Vaporize  of 600 ml warm water, 15 drops  drops  Eucalyptus Eucalyptus  oil and 5 drops of  of Oregano Oregano  oil.

Insect bites (spiders, ticks and fleas) Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

Insect bites are something you can be prepared for. They usually occur when you least expect it, but keeping of  Lavender  or  Chamomile of Chamomile  essential oil handy can do wonders.

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Remove the sting by applying the neat essential oil onto the site. Be on the lookout for any allergic reaction to the bite or sting, and contact your doctor if necessary.

As an insect repellant use oil    Lemongrass oil 



oil    Thyme oil 



 

oil    Lavender oil    Peppermint oil  oil  oil  (specially effective for  mosquitoes mosquitoes))    Citronella oil

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Insomnia Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

Insomnia and sleeping Insomnia means that onephysical is unable to sleep.such It usually is caused by tension a state of stress or anxiety or by problems as pre-menstrual or menopause. Very often the cause can be easily remedied. A lack of exercise and too many stimulants like alcohol or cigarettes can be the cause of insomnia. Lavender is a gentle essential oil that can assist in relaxation and getting you off to sleep and is also recommende recommended d for mental and physical strain. Place some dried Lavender nearby when you sleep or take a warm bath with a few drops of  of Lavender  or Neroli  Neroli oil added half an hour before bedtime.

 

A relaxing massage with essential oils such as  Lavender , Clary sage,, Petitgrain sage Petitgrain,, Sandalwood Sandalwood  or  Ylang ylangessential ylangessential oil, mixed in a suitable carrier oil can also assist in beating insomnia.

Laryngitis Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our  search page  page to find relevant information.

What is laryngitis? Laryngitis, one of the commonest causes of sore throats, is an inflammation of the larynx, or voice box, which interferes with speech. Early symptoms are a tickling dry cough, hoarseness and a sore throat. In more serious cases, a person may have no voice at all and breathing and swallowing can be very difficult.

Gargle For a sore throat gargle five to six times a day with a glass of cooled boiled water and 2 drops of either    

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Cajuput  Cajuput  Geranium   Geranium Niaouli   Niaouli

 

     

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Black Pepper   Rosemary   Rosemary Tea Tree  Tree 

A very good remedy is to drink a glass of hot water with the juice of half a lemon and honey to taste. Do not smoke.

Inhalation Steam inhalations  inhalations can also be useful, and to this you could add        

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2 drops  drops Lavender   1 drop  drop Thyme Thyme   1 drop  drop Eucalyptus Eucalyptus   1 drop  drop Chamomile Chamomile  

Leg Cramps Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

Cramp is the sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles, and can cause acute pain.

 

Anemic women usually suffer from cramps in the calf of the leg or foot during sleep because of the leg receiving insufficient blood. Consult your doctor if the cramps are very severe.

Massage oil Rub the legs vigorously until the cramp is relieved and to assist use a massage oil made with the following:   5 ml  ml Evening primrose oil  oil    3 drops of  of Geranium Geranium  essential oil.

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Cramps can also be relieved by bending the knee as far as possible.

Mouth ulcers Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

What are and what causes mouth ulcers? Mouth ulcers or aphthous ulcers are tiny open sores which develop in the mouth, on the tongue, the roof of the mouth, on the mucus membrane inside the lips and cheeks, and in the grooves between gums and cheeks.

 

It starts as a burning and tingling sensation and a slight swelling of the site. The center of each ulcer is white, surrounded by an inflamed red border, which is tender to the touch. Ulcers can last from two days to three weeks; they heal spontaneously leaving no scar. Mouth ulcers could be caused by a mild virus infection, but some research shows ulcers are brought on by a state of anxiety or emotional stress. While having mouth ulcers, avoid acid or spicy foods that can cause more pain, hard foods, coffee, smoking and alcohol. A cotton bud dipped in  in  Tea Tree oil  oil can be applied neat to the ulcer for immediate relief.

Mouthwash for mouth ulcers As a mouthwash use 5ml salt and 2 drops of  of  Tea Tree oil  oil in 500 ml warm boiled water. Another mouthwash that can be used, to swish around the mouth and then spitting it out, is made as follows:              

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2 drops  drops Peppermint Peppermint  oil 2 drops  drops Thyme Thyme  oil 2 drops  drops Lemon Lemon  oil 2 drops  drops Tea tree  tree oil 2 drops  drops Geranium Geranium  oil 10 ml brandy 1 glass of warm water

Cold sores Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

 

 

What are cold sores? Cold sore are painful blisters around the lips and usually take about ten days to heal themselves. Once a crust has formed healing has begun. Cold sores are due to an outbreak of herpes simplex virus that can lay dormant for a long period of time, and tend to mark a period when stress levels are high. Use Chamomile oil, Use  oil, Calendula oil, oil, Geranium essential oil  oil or  Tea tree oil  oil neat to relieve the pain and swelling. If the virus tends to be triggered by the sun, so it would be wise to use a good sun block.

Pneumonia Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

 

 

What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is caused by bacteria or a virus, which enters the lungs via the upper respiratory tract. The tiny air sacs in the lungs become inflamed and fill with mucus and puss. Infections such as bronchitis can also cause pneumonia. The symptoms vary and can be mild or severe. There can be sharp pains in the chest, chills and fever, fast respiration, spitting blood and a persistent dry cough. It can be an extremely serious disease, especially to the very young and old. A doctor should always be consulted. The fluid intake should be high, and tisanes can be taken made from Eucalyptus, Oregano or Thyme herbal material. Boil for 1 minute, infuse for 5-7 minutes and drink with honey. Pine  or  Cypress Pine Cypress  oil could be used in an  an steam inhalation. inhalation.  Stay indoors, keep warm and dry, and avoid alcohol and cigarettes.

Constipation Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

 

 

What is constipation? Constipation is defined as a difficulty in passing stools, or the absence of an urge to eliminate waste. Symptoms include appetite loss, bloating, mild nausea or indigestion. Repeated straining can cause hemorrhoids. Pre-menstrual and pregnant women and those on heavy medication can suffer, but the most common cause is a diet lacking in fiber or roughage. Fiber is present in vegetables. Eat a diet rich in fiber-fresh fruit and vegetables, skin and all, whole grain and pulses, and sprinkle some bran over the meals. Fennel, tarragon and carrots are mild laxatives and should be eaten often. Avoid tea, coffee and chocolate and all refined foods. Exercise regularly.

A massage oil to help ease constipation A massage oil applied clockwise over the lower abdomen three times a day can also be useful, and is made up as follows:        

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15 drops  drops rosemary oil  oil  10 drops  drops lemon oil  oil  5 drops  drops peppermint oil  oil  blended in 30 ml  ml jojoba  jojoba oil  oil 

 

Coughing Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our  search page  page to find relevant information.

Why am I coughing? A cough is the body's reaction to an irritation in the respiratory system, whether the irritation lies in the throat, lungs or bronchial tubes. There are different characteristics of a cough that help in the diagnosis of the underlying illness. Coughs help to expel mucus, bacteria and other irritating substances from the respiratory tract. Usually a cough signals an associated viral or bacterial infection, such as a cold. It can also be a respiratory infection such as whooping cough or pneumonia. Dust, cigarette smoke or pollution in the air can also irritate. Coughing that is persistent and that develops without reason is usually caused by a more serious illness such as cancer or tuberculosis. Drink an infusion of Rose petals, as it is one of the most effective remedies. It acts on the mucus and helps alleviate all eviate the cough. Drink a lot of tisanes made with expectorant herbs like Lavender, Melissa, Mint, Rosewater or Thyme.

 

Steam inhalation to help fight coughing Make use of  of steam inhalation  inhalation with with  Eucalyptus Eucalyptus  oil or have an infusion of leaves beside your bed to try to avoid bouts of midnight coughing.

A mixture to help fight coughing To make a mixture to drink to help coughs, combine the following: drops Eucalyptus oil  oil    2 drops  drops  Lemon oil  oil    2 drops   mixed with 3 tablespoons honey

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Use 1 teaspoon of the above mixture in half a glass of warm water and sip slowly.

Massage oil to assist with coughing To assist with coughs, a massage oil can also be applied and is mixed as follows:        

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3 drops  drops Eucalyptus oil  oil  2 drops  drops Thyme oil  oil  1 drop  drop Pine oil  oil  mixed in 1 teaspoon of  of Jojoba oil. oil. 

Massage the chest and back with the above a bove massage oil.

Sinusitis Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

 

 

What causes sinusitis? Sinusitis is a bacterial infection or inflammation of one or more of the sinus passages located in the bones surrounding the eyes and nose. It could be caused by a cold, flu, tonsillitis, allergies or poor mouth hygiene. The symptoms include nasal congestion, nosebleed, fatigue, headache, ear pain, pain around the eyes, a mild fever or cough.

Steam inhalation For relief of the pain use steam inhalation with the following essential oils added:        



2 drops  drops Rosemary oil  oil 

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2 drops  Peppermint oil  oil  1 drops  drop Thyme drop  oil  oil  1 drop  drop Eucalyptus oil  oil 

Massage oil for sinusitis After the inhalation, mix together 10 ml suitable  suitable carrier oil  oil and add the following essential oils:        

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2 drops  drops Eucalyptus oil  oil  2 drops  drops Peppermint oil  oil  3 drops  drops Rosemary oil  oil  3 drops  drops Geranium oil  oil 

drop Tea tree oil  oil    1 drop 



 

Massage the oil around the nose, in front and behind the ears, forehead, cheekbones, nose and the neck.

Diarrhea Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

Why does a person get diarrhea? Diarrhea is a signal that something is wrong with the system. If accompanied by a fever then this is an indication that the mucus membranes are inflamed. Other symptoms can include intense thirst, cramping, and dehydration. Diarrhea is a natural reaction of the bowels to rid the body of toxins, infections and other unwanted substances. Other causes can be attributed to spicy food, unclean water, eating too fast, unripe fruit, undigested vegetables, eating too much heavy and creamy food and eating too many kinds of foods. Diarrhea cause dehydration and is very serious for babies and old people. Drink plenty of water and avoid food like fresh fruits, bran, dry biscuits and dairy produce for a few days.

 

Ginger tea is good for cramps and abdominal pains. Food with a lot of starch, like white rice, especially pudding rice, can help stop diarrhea.

A massage oil to help ease diarrhea A massage oil with essential oils, rubbed over the abdomen area can also assist with this problem. To make the massage oil, mix the essential oils to 10 ml vegetable carrier carrier oil:          

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2 drops  drops Peppermint Peppermint  oil 2 drops  drops Lavender  oil 2 drops  drops Chamomile Chamomile  oil 2 drops  drops Eucalyptus Eucalyptus  oil 2 drops  drops Geranium Geranium  oil

Sore throat Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

Cause of a sore throat Sore throat or pharyngitis usually indicates inflammation of the pharynx, which extends from the back of the mouth to the esophagus.

 

Common types of sore throat are viral or bacterial infection or tonsillitis. A viral infection usually comes from colds and flu and is accompanied by fever, muscle aches and a runny nose. A bacterial infection usually comes from the streptococcal bacteria. This sore throat typically comes on suddenly, is acutely painful, and is accompanied by a fever. If not treated promptly with antibiotics, it can spread to vital organs and cause irreversible damage. Tonsillitis is usually due to infection or inflammation of the tonsils.

Massage oil for a sore throat To alleviate discomfort, a massage oil can be applied to the neck and areas towards the back of the ears, and can be made as follows:        

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4 drops  drops Chamomile Chamomile  essential oil 1 drop  drop Thyme Thyme  essential oil 1 drop  drop Lemon Lemon  essential oil 1 drop  drop Tea tree  tree essential oil

vegetable carrier oil. oil.    diluted in 5 ml vegetable 



Steam inhalation for a sore throat Steam inhalation  inhalation may also prove helpful, and 2 drops  drops Eucalyptus Eucalyptus,,  2 drops  Lavender  and 1 drop  drops drop Thyme Thyme  oil can be added to the hot water as described on our page dealing with  with  steam inhalation. inhalation.  Remember to keep the eyes closed. Use a humidifier to keep the air moist and drink extra fluids.

Diarrhea Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

 

 

Why does a person get diarrhea? Diarrhea is a signal that something is wrong with the system. If accompanied by a fever then this is an indication that the mucus membranes are inflamed. Other symptoms can include intense thirst, cramping, and dehydration. Diarrhea is a natural reaction of the bowels to rid the body of toxins, infections and other unwanted substances. Other causes can be attributed to spicy food, unclean water, eating too fast, unripe fruit, undigested vegetables, eating too much heavy and creamy food and eating too many kinds of foods. Diarrhea cause dehydration and is very serious for babies and old people. Drink plenty offor water avoid food like fresh fruits, bran, dry biscuits and dairy produce a fewand days. Ginger tea is good for cramps and abdominal pains. Food with a lot of starch, like white rice, especially pudding rice, can help stop diarrhea.

A massage oil to help ease diarrhea A massage oil with essential oils, rubbed over the abdomen area can also assist with this problem. To make the massage oil, mix the essential oils to 10 ml vegetable carrier carrier oil: drops Peppermint Peppermint  oil   2 drops 



 

       

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2 drops  drops Lavender  oil 2 drops  drops Chamomile Chamomile  oil 2 drops  drops Eucalyptus Eucalyptus  oil 2 drops  drops Geranium Geranium  oil

Diverticulitis Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our  search page  page to find relevant information.

What is diverticulitis? Multiple diverticula develop in weakened parts of the large intestine, and cause no discomfort unless they become infected or inflamed. Symptoms can be pain and tenderness, fever, diarrhea, constipation, spasms, bleeding and anemia. Diverticulitis usually develops after the age of forty as a result of weakened tissue and pressure against the intestinal walls due to ageing. Inflammation occurs when these pockets fill with waste that becomes trapped in them. Aloe vera promotes the healing of the inflamed areas. Drink 125 ml juice three times a day.

Massage oil to help ease the discomfort of diverticulitis

 

A massage oil, rubbed over the stomach in a clockwise motion, may also ease the discomfort and is made by mixing the following:        

1 drop  drop Peppermint oil  oil  1 drop  drop Chamomile oil  oil  2 drops  drops Rosemary oil  oil  1 drop  drop Clove oil  oil  vegetable carrier oil. oil.    blended with 5 ml vegetable 

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Ear infection and earache Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our  search page  page to find relevant information.

Cause of ear infection and earache Ear pain is usually caused by a middle-ear infection. Symptoms include shooting pains in one or both ears, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, a feeling of fullness and noises in the ear. Often middle-ear infections are brought on by a cold or flu. If the pain is very severe and there is neck stiffness and raised temperature, it is important to see a doctor.

 

Pain relief for earache For pain relief, mix 1 drop  drop  Clove oil  oil and 5 ml  ml Grape seed oil  oil and massage around the neck and ear. If the ear infection is thought to be caused by a throat infection, gargle with a glass of boiled water containing 2 drops of  of  Tea tree oil. oil. Repeat every two hours.

Nausea Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

Cause of nausea Both physiological and psychological problems can cause nausea. Not only are disgusting smells, bad digestion, tonsillitis, flu, migraine, hangover or food poisoning a reason for nausea, but allergies, motion sickness and early pregnancy can also be a factor. Do not try to take any food when feeling nauseous. A cup of herbal tea made from mint, fennel or anise might help with a digestive nausea.

Using vapor therapy for nausea  nausea 

 

For motion sickness, fresh air is often the answer, but adding the scent of an essential oil such as  as Lavender  or Bergamot  Bergamot may also assist in feeling better. This can be done by simply dropping some of the essential oil on a handkerchief and sniffing it when required.

Toothache Essential oils can be used as an alternative treatment for a variety of problems and if looking for a specific problem area please use our   our  search page  page to find relevant information.

Toothache is one of the worst pains, and after a time suffering from it - all you can feel is pain. Put a drop of clove oil on a cotton bud and apply it to the gum around the tooth or into the crevices on either side.

Massage oil for toothache The jawbone and cheek can also be massaged with the following:        

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1 drop  drop Clove Clove  oil 3 drops  drops Chamomile Chamomile  oil 1 drop  drop Lemon Lemon  oil diluted in 5 ml  ml  vegetable oil. oil. 

 

 

Making and using dry shampoo Although nothing makes your hair feel as clean as a good wash, there are certain times when a dry shampoo can come in handy. If you cannot wash your hair normally, for instance when camping and no water or bathroom available, or if you are laid l aid up in bed and your hair needs attention.

People who have very greasy hair also find that should they use a dry shampoo on the days that they do not "wet-shampoo", their hair looks more acceptable. Some people find that should they use a scalp toner (scalp stimulator) regularly, that the sebum flow normalizes to some extent, cutting down on the frequency that hair needs to be washed.  washed.  Click here  here to have a look at some recipes for home-made  scalp stimulating toner .  home-made

Making dry shampoo Take 25 grams of purified talc (available from your pharmacy or drugstore), 4 drops  rosemary oil, drops oil, 4 drops  drops tea tree oil  oil and 4 drops  drops lavender oil. oil.  Using a blender, place the purified talc in it, and with the lid li d closed, use the small opening on the top to add the oil drop-by-drop while blending on very low speed. When finished, remove the "modified" talc from the blender and place in a suitable container that closes tightly.

 

When you need to apply the dry shampoo, brush about 1 to 2 teaspoons (depending on hair length) onto and through your hair with a good quality brush. This should be done over the bath, or a place that is easy to wash the talc away being brushed from your hair.

Final hair wash rinse Although the popularity of a final rinse after washing your hair has declined, it can help to add that extra bit of shine and manageability.

There are a variety of commercial products available, yet some true and tested home-based recipes still are valuable. You could simply add a dash of apple cider vinegar or a couple of drops of pure lemon oil to your final rinse, or you could prepare the following and add it to your final rinse. Mix the following together very well and add to your final hair rinse:   4 teaspoons of water,   2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar vi negar   3 drops of  of lemon essential oil. oil. 

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Add this to your final water rinse and make sure that you rinse your hair well with it.

 

 

Exfoliate your skin with a home made natural facial scrub When you look in the mirror and you are faced with a dull and dry flaky skin, it may be time to look at doing some exfoliation to get rid of dead cells clogging up the top layer of skin to bring the hidden more youthful looking skin to the top.

Younger people with skin problems should take care not to over-exfoliate, as we have found that those suffering from skin problems think that daily exfoliating or scrubbing every three or four days, will help to rid their skin from impurities. That is unfortunately not true, and over-exfoliating or scrubbing can aggravate the problem instead or alleviating it, since the skin is irritated instead of being assisted along to help heal itself. So - people with a problem skin can exfoliate, but gently and not too often, and if in doubt, please consult your licensed medical practitioner and/or dermatologist. But for those amongst us that are fighting the aging battle (and for those not yet there) exfoliation of the skin, helps with blood circulation and the removal of the dead skin cells that can cause it to look dull and dry. Exfoliating can be done every 14 days, and in some cases weekly.

 

Although there are various commercial scrubs on the market, we have found that the following home made scrub is most invigorating to the skin, leaving it rosy and keenly healthy.

Natural exfoliating scrub with essential oil Take 2 - 3 teaspoons (not the type) crush intoand smaller bits either by hand orraw in oats a grinder. Mixpre-cooked the dry oats withand pure honey 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar until it i t forms a smooth mixture. Add more honey as needed. Then add 1 drop of basil oil to the mixture. For a problem skin, you can replace the basil oil with tea tree oil to help the healing process along. After washing the face and drying it gently by patting with a towel, apply this sticky mixture in gentle circular movements. Avoid the eye area. Leave the mixture on for about 15 minutes and wash off with lots of tepid water. Although it is a messy skin treatment to perform, the results are excellent and it costs only pennies to make.

Home made natural face masks (face packs) Although it takes some time out of our busy day, we still believe that a face mask, or face pack as some refer to it, is one of the best facial treatment treatmentss that you can have, for a variety of reasons - from cleansing,st cleansing,stimulating, imulating, assisting antiageing, improving skin tone etc.

 

  The idea of an essential oil mask is not a new idea and a few very expensive rejuvenating clinics have been using them for some time.

On this page, we have included five simple face masks m asks that we thought you may find of use:          

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Normal skin mask   Dry skin mask   Oily skin mask   Problem skin mask   Rejuvenating skin mask  

Although clay masks are thought to be drying, they contain great benefits for the skin, and can be used very successfully in your beauty routine. Green clay has become the talk of the beauty world, but if it is not available in your area, you can still use the old dependable white kaolin powder. As a base you can mix either green clay or kaolin powder (reconstituted with either  floral water  such as rosewater or pure distilled water) together with a little cornflower and a quarter teaspoon of powdere powdered d raw oats. Before applying the mask, make sure that the skin is cleansed properly and dried by patting it with a towel. After applying any of the masks, leave on for at least 15 minutes while relaxing, and wash off with tepid (lukewarm) water and pat the skin dry. Apply moisturizer.

 

Normal skin mask For a normal skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 drop drop  geranium oil  oil and 1 drop  drop neroli oil. oil.  Mix well to form a paste and apply.

Dry skin mask For a dry skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 teaspoon wheatgerm oil or evening primrose oil plus 1 drop  drop camomile camomile  (Roman or German) oil and 2 drops  drops  carrot seed oil. oil. Mix well to form a paste and apply.

Oily skin mask For an oily skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 drop  drop  lavender oil  oil and 1 drop  frankincense oil  drop oil or  juniper  juniper berry berry oil. oil. Mix well to form a paste and apply.

Problem skin mask For a problem skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 drop  drop  lavender oil, oil,  1 drop  drop tea tree oil  and 1 drop  oil drop neroli oil. oil. Mix well to form a paste and apply.

Rejuvenating skin mask For a problem skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 teaspoon  teaspoon  jojoba  jojoba oil, oil , 1 drop  drop camomile oil,,  1 drop  oil drop frankincense oil  oil and 1 drop  drop myrrh oil. oil.  Mix well to form a paste and apply. If you have never used essential oils, and are prone to allergies, we suggest that you perform a  a skin patch test  test before using any of them.

Home made facial toners and astringents (also known as tonics) Toners were traditionally necessary to use, to remove the oily residue of facial cleansers and contained alcohol to facilitate the removal of oily residue, yet were drying due to the alcohol. With modern chemistry, cleansers are very seldom oily or greasy, yet toners do have the effect of toning and refining the

 

skin and need not contain alcohol, since there are no huge amounts of oily residue to remove.

On this page recipes for home made toners        

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Toner for dry to normal skin  skin   Toner for oily to normal skin  skin   Toner for normal to sensitive skin  skin   Astringent   Astringent

Inclusion of certain ingredients, such as witch-hazel, into a toner mixture adds an astringent quality to it should it be required. Please keep in mind that some individuals find that witch-hazel is too drying for their skin. In that case, rather just use the toner with the rosewater. Simple home made toners can easily be created and the skin can be wiped with a wetted cotton ball after cleansing.

Method of making home made facial toners The toners are all made the same way. Place the rosewater base into a clean glass bottle and add the essential oil of choice. Close the bottle and shake the mixture vigorously to help disperse the oil. A dispersing agent is normally added in commercial mixtures, but since this is freshly home made we will exclude it.

 

Leave the mixture for at least 36 hours before shaking it again vigorously and then filtering it through a paper coffee filter to remove the larger amount of essential oil. Re-bottle the filtered toner and remember to shake it before use to ensure proper distribution of the mixture.

Toner for dry to normal skin 100 ml  ml rosewater , 1 drop  drop camomile oil, oil, 1 drop  drop geranium oil. oil.  Combine, mix and filter all the ingredients as  as  described above. above. 

Toner for oily to normal skin 100 ml  ml rosewater , 1 drop  drop juniper  juniper berry berry, 1 drop  drop rose otto. otto.  Combine, mix and filter all the ingredients as  as  described above. above. 

Toner for normal to sensitive skin 100 ml weak infusion made from chamomile and 1 drop  German camomile. camomile. The infusion is made exactly as you would make weak, black and bitter tea. You can use a good commercial camomile tea if fresh material is not available. Combine, mix and filter all the ingredients as  as  described above. above. 

Astringent 25 ml witch-hazel, 75 ml  ml  rosewater , 1 drop  drop cypress cypress,, 2 drops  drops sandalwood sandalwood..  Combine, mix and filter all the ingredients as  as  described above. above. 

Home made creams and skincare products

 

A variety of creams can be made at home, ranging from cosmetics, face packs and skin care to soothing balms and salves to help you achieve a naturally healthy and younger looking face and skin.

Many people expect any cream or lotion to show overnight effects, but you need to be patient and let your skin regenerate in order to see the difference and the older you get the longer the cycle of regeneration is. On average you should see results between 28 and 37 days. Essential oils have various  various therapeutic properties  properties which add zing to any cream, and some of them have very specialized properties to help with skin conditions. If you have never used essential oils, and are prone to allergic reactions, please do a skin patch test  test with any new ingredient you use.

Some oils to consider for facial creams would include:                      

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Camomile German  German  Carrot   Carrot Clary sage  sage  Fennel   Fennel Frankincense   Frankincense Geranium   Geranium Hyssop   Hyssop Lavender   Myrrh   Myrrh Neroli   Neroli Palma rosa  rosa 

Rose      Rose Rosemary   Rosemary



 

Yarrow     Yarrow



The list above includes oils that have great properties that can be of use to help fight wrinkles and the traces of ageing. When selecting essential oils for facial or body creams and lotions, stay away from  sun sensitizing  from sensitizing essential oils, as they will cause a problem if you go into the sun.

Aqueous base cream If you do not want to get involved with too much mixing, you can make a simple moisturizer by using a neutral aqueous base cream, obtainable from your pharmacy, druggist or health shop, and add your desired essential oils to it. Do not exceed the recommended dilution of essential oil to the base, since more is not always better, and you could burn your skin with too strong a mixture. For the proper  dilution rates for cream, cream, please  please  click here. here. 

Beeswax and oil cream Below is the recipe for a richer cream than just an aqueous base cream, but please note that it should be kept cool and for no longer l onger than six weeks.   Melt 15 g of pure beeswax together with 130 ml  ml sweet almond oil, oil,  in a bain-



marie.   Do not melt the beeswax in a pot on direct heat from a plate on the

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stove (electric or gas) since it can burn easily and cause a fire hazard. Another fixed oil  oil  can be used instead of the almond oil, although o  sweet almond oil does do wonders for the skin. Some people are hesitant to use beeswax in skin products, since o  they think that it will "block the pores" but when used in a mixture like this, not only does it do wonders for softening the skin, but will not cause any problems. If you are allergic to bee products, care should be taken when using o  it. ml  rosewater , or any other  floral   While the beeswax is melting, gently warm 50 ml  water , using the same method as above.   Next start to mix the floral water to the beeswax and oil mixture, mixing it with a whisk or electric mixer. This should be done slowly and as soon as a quarter of the water has been added, remove the pot from the bain-marie, and complete the water addition.





 

When you have finished adding the water the mixture will start to set, and before it does mix in 8 drops of your chosen essential oil.

Recipes for perfumes using essential oils Making and mixing your own creams, lotions and perfumes can be fun, and not only is it individualized but could also save you some money.

on this page you will find perfume recipes for   Eau-de-Cologne    Old fashioned Eau-de-Cologne  perfume    'All alive' perfume 

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perfume for women  women     Sensual Sensual eau de cologne for men  men 



General information To have a look at our page on creams and lotions, please  click here  here and for recipes on hair care products, please  please click here. here.  Although we are a site selling essential oils, it must m ust be kept in mind that the use of synthetic material would be acceptable in certain cases, since some pure floral  absolutes floral absolutes,,  like rose and jasmine cost thousands of dollars per ounce. You

 

can also make up mock fragrances - carnation to be made with equal amounts of black pepper and ylang-ylang with a tad of geranium. The ideas below are a simple guide for you to get started, but it must be kept in mind that it is easier to add more essential oils to a blend to make the fragrance stronger, than it is to dilute the blend in order to tone the fragrance down. For this reason it is better to rather add too little of an oil, and to top up later if you are looking for a stronger fragrance. One cardinal rule you should always follow, is to write down the recipe, as you are mixing it, as it often happens that a person would prepare a wonderful fragrance, only to find that they cannot remember the quantities or the oils used in the mixture. When mixing your fragrance you should use glass containers, as some plastic containers and instruments do tend to retain fragrance particles. For mixing the blend never use a metal object, but rather use a glass rod. After you have used your mixing equipment, wash very well with a strong soapy solution, dry, wipe down with alcohol to remove all fragrance traces, wash again, rinse in clean water and dry for next use. For storing your mixed fragrances buy blue or amber glass bottles, and if they have cork stoppers you would need to seal the cork stopper with paraffin wax to prevent oxidation, and if they are equipped with screw tops make sure that the tops have liners. Essential oils are either added to alcohol or an oil base when making perfumes at home. The alcohol to use is ethanol, but for the sake of ease vodka can be used. It is best to buy a high quality 100% proof vodka since it has virtually no smell. The oil base that can be used is  is  jojoba  jojoba oil  oil - which is really a liquid wax. Jojoba has excellent keeping properties properties and does not have a very heavy odor of its own. The percentage of essential oil used in perfumes is high, and to prevent any allergic reaction, remember to do a  a skin patch test  test if you have never used a particular oil, and also look at our page on essential oil safety by  by  clicking here. here.  When blending your perfume or eau de toilette or cologne start with the base (alcohol/vodka or oil base depending on what you are a re making) and add the oils drop by drop. The classification of perfume, eau de toilette and eau de cologne is based on the strength of the fragrance it contains and the percentages of essences used.

 

For a perfume you will use around 15% essential oil, whilst for a lighter eau de toilette you will use about 4 - 8% essential oil and a yet lighter eau de cologne 1 5%. If you want to work out your percentages, you can work on the premise that 1 ml is 20 drops. To work out your percentages convert the total of the oil used as well as the base - be that the alcohol/vodka or jojoba oil - to drops. If your total drops are, let's say 58 drops, and your base 240 ml (240 x 20 = 4,800 drops) divide the amount of drops by the amount of drops in the base. Using the above example you will get a result of 0.012 = 1.2% concentrate of oil in the mixture. Some of the recipes state that you should mix the blend, bottle, cap and leave for x amount of days. This is to give the fragrance time to settle and to achieve a more rounded fragrance.

Old fashioned Eau-de-Cologne                

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16 drops  drops bergamot bergamot   15 drops  drops petitgrain petitgrain   2 drops  drops orange orange   15 drops  drops lemon lemon   5 drops  drops lavender   5 drops  drops neroli neroli   10 ml orange flower water 230 ml alcohol/vodka

Place the alcohol/vodka base into your glass mixing container, add the oils in the order listed and mix well. Bottle, cap and leave the mixture for 4 days and then add the orange flower water and re-cap. Leave the mixture for at least two weeks, giving the bottle a gentle shake every day.

'All alive' perfume                

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4 drops  drops sweet orange  orange  10 drops  drops lemon lemon   6 drops  drops tangerine tangerine   8 drops  drops frankincense frankincense   5 drops  drops neroli neroli   1 drop  drop myrrh myrrh   11 ml alcohol/vodka or 11 ml jojoba oil for a oil based perfume.

 

Place the base into your mixing container and add the ingredients in the order listed and mix. Bottle and use. You can reduce the base, but do note your concentration will then exceed 15%.

Sensual perfume for women            

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5 drops 6 drops  drops  coriander  drops  bergamot    bergamot 4 drops  drops neroli neroli   1 drops  drops jasmine  jasmine blend  blend  3 drops  drops rose blend  blend  10 ml jojoba oil

Place oil base in mixing container, add oils in the order listed and mix. Bottle, cap and leave one week before using.

Sensual eau de cologne for men drops lavender     10 drops 

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20 drops  drops coriander   22 drops  drops sandalwood sandalwood   23 drops  drops cedarwood cedarwood   5 drop  drop frankincense frankincense   100 ml alcohol/vodka

Place the alcohol/vodka mixture into your mixing bowl, add the oils in the order given and mix well. The above is our humble contribution to fragrance mixing and is really basic. Your personal taste will determine what you like, and it may be a good idea to look at our pages on floral notes and blending for more information when blending your own fragrance.

Cancer, carcinogenesis and essential oils in aromatherapy. There has been an upsurge in the incidence of various forms of cancer, and the carcinogenesis (the stimulation of growth of cancerous cells) effect of various substances are continuously looked at to try and identify any carcinogenic substances and so help people from steering away from them.

 

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Carcinogenic oils  oils  Using essential oils when you have cancer   Essential oils to avoid when you have cancer   Essential oils to avoid when you have estrogen (oestrogen) dependant cancers  cancers  Essential oils to avoid when you have skin cancers and melanomas  melanomas  

Carcinogenic oils There are some essential oils that are carcinogenic and have already been banned from use in aromatherapy as well as for internal usage. The oils in question are calamus oil (contains asorone), and all oils that contain high amounts of safrole like sassafras oil which is also found in yellow and brown camphor. Other compounds found in essential oils that may be carcinogenic is methyl chavicol, which is found in  in  basil basiloil. oil. This statement does not make basil a dangerous oil, but care should be taken to select the basil oil with the highest linalool content and lowest methyl chavicol content. It must however be pointed out that studies showed these oils as carcinogenic when applied daily in high concentration over a period of months.

Using essential oils when you have cancer

 

If you have cancer there are some points to keep in mind when using essential oils and aromatherapy:  



   

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Keep massage light, and avoid deep massage over muscles as well as near the lymph glands. Do not massage areas that have been irradiated. i rradiated. Do not massage areas that have skin cancers.

Various writers on health, cancer and medical conditions have compiled lists of oils which should not be used when you have cancer.

Essential oils to avoid avoid when  when you have cancer:            

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Aniseed  Aniseed  Basil   Basil Bay   Bay Clove   Clove Cinnamon   Cinnamon Fennel   Fennel Ho leaf Laurel Nutmeg   Nutmeg Star anise

Essential oils to avoid avoid when  when you have estrogen (oestrogen) dependant cancers:          

Aniseed  Aniseed  Citronella   Citronella Eucalyptus   Eucalyptus Fennel   Fennel Lemongrass   Lemongrass   Star anise Verbena     Verbena

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Essential oils to avoid avoid when  when you have skin cancers and melanomas: Bergamot    Bergamot  all sun sensitizing sensitizing  oils.   And all 

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Heart problems (cardiac problems) and aromatherapy Although essential oils  Although  oils and aromatherapy can assist to promote good health, care must be taken when using them with certain existing medical conditions. In

 

this instance we can look at a person that has a pre-existing condition such as heart problems (cardiac problems).

Oil to avoid Any person that has a heart problem should rather avoid  avoid peppermint oil  oil being used in any large amounts for massaging, as it could increase heart pulse - and in some cases could cause heart palpitations.

When mixing oils for ANY massage please keep to the  the  dilution directives..  directives Helpful oil After cardiac surgery it has been found that a gentle massage with  neroli oil  oil to be very calming, while being a heart tonic and an d antispasmodic.

Aromatherapy and use of essential oil for older people Using essential oils in aromatherapy can be a great way of assisting the general health of elderly people, yet some points have to be kept in mind when mixing essential oil blends for older people.

 

 

Since older people may be frail, it is best to use a  a  lower dilution rate for essential oils  in the  oils the carrier oils  oils and due notice must be taken of any medical conditions, medications taken or illnesses.  



To view the suggestions on dilutions please visit our page on dilutions and also have a look at oils that may be  be  irritants irritants  or cause  cause skin sensitivity. sensitivity. 

With older people there may be a higher incidence of health problems, so it is imperative to check the profiles of each essential oil, to ascertain that it is not contra-indicated for a particular health problem, and that there are no contra-indications with certain medications.   All the essential oil pages can be accessed from our  essential oil index page. page. 



Incapacitated patients Bed-ridden people or wheelchair-bound can benefit from a gentle aromatherapy  massage aromatherapy massage,, and a selection of oils can be chosen to help alleviate discomfort and to  to aid in circulation. circulation.  Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy as such, and does not replace any medical treatment and essential oils should never be taken orally unless so prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner practitioner..

 

 

Essential oil and high blood pressure (hypertension) in aromatherapy People that suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) need to monitor their blood pressure regularly, since various health problems, like angina, strokes and thrombosis as well as arteriosclerosis, may be caused by this condition.

Gentle massage using essential oils in  in  aromatherapy aromatherapy  can have a most beneficial effect on high blood pressure, yet there are certain oils not to use during massage when suffering from hypertension.

Essential oils to be avoided by people suffering from high blood pressure        

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Hyssop (contains pinocamphone) Hyssop  Rosemary  (very stimulating) Rosemary Sage  (contains thujone) Sage Thyme  (hypertensive - increase blood pressure) Thyme

 

Essential oils that can be beneficial beneficial in  in massage for people suffering from hypertension          

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Clary sage  sage  Lavender   Marjoram   Marjoram Melissa   Melissa Ylang-ylang   Ylang-ylang

Certain essential oils can cause liver toxicity (hepatoxicity) The liver is involved in a wide variety of actions and helps with carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, secretion of bile as well as the synthesis of proteins, yet most people perceive the liver as only a detoxification organ for the blood.

Certain essential oils may cause liver toxicity, but this is unlikely to be due to skin absorption, as in massage . This is however a problem if the essential oil is taken orally (swallowed) - therefore the taking of essential oils internally must be done with great care - and only done when so instructed by a medical practitioner that has specialized in this branch of

 

medicine. No essential oil should be taken internally unless so prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner - for more on this see our page on the  the  medicinal use of essential oils. oils. 

Essential oils that may be toxic to the liver, when swallowed                  

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Aniseed  Aniseed  Basil   Basil Bay   Bay Buchu   Buchu Cassia   Cassia Cinnamon  (bark and leaves) Cinnamon Clove   Clove Fennel   Fennel Tarragon   Tarragon

Therapeutic properties of essential oils Underneath some therapeutic properties properties of essential oils listed by category.

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anesthetic    anesthetic  o  cinnamon,, cloves cinnamon cloves,, peppermint peppermint   anti-allergic     anti-allergic chamomile,, melissa chamomile melissa   o  anti-asthmatic     anti-asthmatic cedarwood,, chamomile cedarwood o 







 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



(Roman), cypress (Roman), cypress,, eucalyptus eucalyptus,, frankincense frankincense,, lavender   antibiotic   antibiotic garlic,  tea tree  garlic, tree  o  anti-coagulant   anti-coagulant geranium   geranium o  antidepressant   antidepressant benzoin,, bergamot benzoin bergamot,,  carnation, clary carnation,  o  sage,, lavender , lemongrass sage lemongrass,, neroli neroli,, orange orange   anti-dontalgic   anti-dontalgic cajuput,, cinnamon cajuput cinnamon,, cloves cloves,, nutmeg nutmeg,, peppermint peppermint,, pimento pimento   o  anti-microbial   anti-microbial myrrh,, tagetes myrrh tagetes,, thyme thyme   o  anti-neuralgic   anti-neuralgic bay,, cajuput bay cajuput,, cloves cloves,, lemon lemon   o  anti-rheumatic   anti-rheumatic cajuput,,  cajuput o  celery,  chamomile celery, chamomile,, cypress cypress,, eucalyptus eucalyptus,, hyssop hyssop,, juniper   juniper , lemon lemon,, lave nder , niaouli niaouli,,oregano oregano,, pine pine,, rosemary rosemary,, thyme thyme   anti-scorbutic   anti-scorbutic fir,  ginger , lemon fir, lemon,, lime lime   o  antiseptic   antiseptic basil,, bergamot basil bergamot,, black o  pepper , cajuput cajuput,, camphor , cedarwood cedarwood,, cinnamon cinnamon,, cloves cloves,,  fir ,frankincense frankincense,, lavender , lemon lemon,, nutmeg nutmeg,,  parsley,  rose parsley, rose,, sandalwood sandalwood   antispasmodic   antispasmodic angelica,, aniseed angelica aniseed,, basil basil,, bay bay,, bergamot bergamot,, camphor , clary o  sage,, clove sage clove,, jasmine,  jasmine, lavender ,mandarin mandarin,, neroli neroli,, nutmeg nutmeg,, orange orange,, p eppermint,, sandalwood eppermint sandalwood,, tangerine tangerine,, thyme thyme   anti-sudorific   anti-sudorific clary sage  sage  o  anti-venomous   anti-venomous basil,, thyme basil thyme   o  antiviral   antiviral eucalyptus,, garlic, eucalyptus  garlic,  immortelle immortelle,, lavender , lime lime,, tea tree  tree  o  anxiety   anxiety benzoin,, chamomile benzoin (Roman), clary (Roman), o  sage,, jasmine, sage  jasmine, lavender , neroli neroli,, sandalwood sandalwood   aperitif   aperitif bay,, caraway bay caraway,, cloves cloves,, ginger , nutmeg nutmeg,, sage sage,, thyme thyme   o  aphrodisiac   aphrodisiac

 

angelica,, aniseed aniseed,, basil basil,, black   angelica

pepper , cinnamon cinnamon,, clary sage,, clove sage clove,, ginger , jasmine,  jasmine, nutmeg nutmeg,,pimento pimento,, rosewood rosewood,, sandalwo od,, thyme od thyme,, vetivert vetivert,, ylang-ylang ylang-ylang   astringent   astringent bay,, benzoin bay benzoin,, cedarwood cedarwood,, cypress cypress,, frankincense frankincense,, geranium geranium,, hyssop hyssop..  o  immortelle,, juniper  immortelle  juniper , lemon lemon,,lime lime,, myrrh myrrh,, peppermint peppermint,, rose rose,, rosemary rosemary,, s andalwood,, yarrow andalwood yarrow   bactericide   bactericide basil,,  basil o  garlic,  immortelle garlic, immortelle,, lavender , lemon lemon,, lemongrass lemongrass,, lime lime,, myrrh myrrh,, neroli neroli,, r  ose,, rosewood ose rosewood,, tea tree  tree  balsamic   balsamic cajuput,, clary sage, cajuput sage, eucalyptus eucalyptus,, myrrh myrrh,, niaouli niaouli,, pine pine,, tea tree  tree  o  bechic   bechic ginger , hyssop hyssop,, oregano oregano,, sandalwood sandalwood,, thyme thyme   o  cardiac   cardiac aniseed,, black aniseed o  pepper , camphor , cinnamon cinnamon,, hyssop hyssop,, nutmeg nutmeg,, thyme thyme   carminative   carminative angelica,, aniseed angelica aniseed,, basil basil,, bergamot bergamot,, black pepper , carrot o  seed,, cinnamon seed cinnamon,, cloves cloves,, ginger ,hyssop hyssop,, juniper   juniper , lemon lemon,, lemongrass lemongrass,,  melissa,, nutmeg melissa nutmeg,, orange orange,, oregano oregano,,  parsley,  peppermint parsley, peppermint,,pimento pimento,, rosemary rosemary,, spearmint spearmint,, thyme thyme   cholagogue   cholagogue bay,, hyssop bay hyssop,, marjoram marjoram,, peppermint peppermint,, rosemary rosemary,, rosewood rosewood   o  cicatrisant   cicatrisant bergamot,, cajuput bergamot cajuput,, clove clove,, cypress cypress,, eucalyptus eucalyptus,, frankincense frankincense,, gerani o  um,, hyssop um hyssop,, juniper   juniper ,lavender , rosemary rosemary,, tea tree  tree  cordial   cordial benzoin,, bergamot benzoin bergamot,, lavender , marjoram marjoram,, melissa melissa,, neroli neroli,, peppermint peppermint,, o   rosemary rosemary,, tea tree  tree  concentration   concentration basil,, black pepper , ginger   basil o  cytophylactic   cytophylactic carrot o  seed,, frankincense seed frankincense,, geranium geranium,, immortelle immortelle,, lavender , mandarin mandarin,, neroli , rose rose   decongestant   decongestant cajuput,, eucalyptus cajuput eucalyptus,, garlic,  garlic,  lavender , niaouli niaouli,, peppermint peppermint,, pine pine   o  deodorant   deodorant benzoin,, bergamot benzoin bergamot,, citronella citronella,, clary o  sage,, coriander , cypress sage cypress,, geranium geranium,, lavender , lemongrass lemongrass,,myrrh myrrh,, pin e, rosewood rosewood   depurative   depurative caraway,, carrot seed, caraway seed, coriander , eucalyptus eucalyptus,, juniper   juniper , lemon lemon,, rose rose   o  detoxification   detoxification cedarwood,, grapefruit cedarwood grapefruit,, lemon lemon,, orange orange,, rosemary rosemary   o  digestive   digestive o

 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

lemon,, lemongrass lemongrass,, peppermint peppermint     black pepper , coriander , ginger , lemon

o

  disinfectant  disinfectant  caraway,, clove caraway clove,, juniper   juniper , lime lime,, myrrh myrrh,, pine pine   o  diuretic     diuretic bay,, benzoin bay benzoin,, black o 





pepper , carrot seed,, cedarwood seed cedarwood,, cypress cypress,, eucalyptus eucalyptus,, hyssop hyssop,, juniper   juniper ,lavender , le mon,, lemongrass mon lemongrass,, parsley,  parsley,  pine pine,, rose rose,, rosemary rosemary,, sandalwood sandalwood,, violet

energy     energy basil,, grapefruit basil grapefruit,, lemon lemon,, orange orange,, rosemary rosemary   o  exhaustion     exhaustion black o 





 



 



 



 



pepper , clary sage,, frankincense sage frankincense,, grapefruit grapefruit,, lemon lemon,, mandarin mandarin,, ylang-ylang ylang-ylang   expectorant   expectorant angelica,, basil angelica basil,, bergamot bergamot,, cajuput cajuput,, cedarwood cedarwood,,  o  garlic,  hyssop garlic, hyssop,, myrrh myrrh,, parsley,  parsley,  pine pine,,peppermint peppermint,, sandalwood sandalwood,, thyme thyme   feet: sweaty  sweaty  cypress,, clary sage, cypress sage, geranium geranium,, peppermint peppermint   o  fever   fever bergamot,, black bergamot o  pepper , chamomile chamomile,, eucalyptus eucalyptus,, ginger , lemon lemon,, melissa melissa   flatulence   flatulence coriander , peppermint peppermint   o  /li>

  gout gout  



   juniper , geranium geranium,, peppermint peppermint  

o

  gum infection  infection  myrrh,, peppermint myrrh peppermint,, tea tree  tree  o    hangover hangover   cypress,, grapefruit cypress grapefruit,, juniper   juniper , pine pine,, rosemary rosemary   o    hay fever  fever  eucalyptus,, chamomile (German), eucalyptus (German), lavender , melissa melissa   o  hypertension     hypertension camphor , hyssop hyssop,, rosemary rosemary,, thyme thyme   o    hypo-tension hypo-tension   celery,  clary sage, celery, sage, lavender , lemon lemon,, melissa melissa   o    headache headache   basil,, eucalyptus basil eucalyptus,, grapefruit grapefruit,, lavender , melissa melissa,, peppermint peppermint   o  heartburn     heartburn chamomile (German), (German), marjoram marjoram,, peppermint peppermint   o  indigestion     indigestion cardamom,, coriander , ginger , lemon cardamom lemon,, peppermint peppermint   o  infection     infection black o 



















pepper , cinnamon cinnamon,, juniper   juniper , lavender , lemon lemon,, lemongrass lemongrass,, myrrh myrrh,, pin e, rosemary rosemary  

 

influenza    influenza  o  bay,, black bay



pepper , cinnamon cinnamon,, cloves cloves,, cypress cypress,, ginger , lemon lemon,, peppermint peppermint   repellent    insect repellent  cedarwood,, citronella cedarwood citronella,, eucalyptus eucalyptus,, lavender , peppermint peppermint,, sandalwo o  od   od insomnia     insomnia chamomile (Roman), lavender , clary (Roman), o  sage,, neroli sage neroli,, petitgrain petitgrain,, sandalwood sandalwood   irritability     irritability benzoin,, chamomile benzoin (Roman), clary (Roman), o  sage,, geranium sage geranium,, lavender , neroli neroli,, sandalwood sandalwood   lag    jet lag  basil,, geranium basil geranium,, grapefruit grapefruit,, peppermint peppermint,, rosemary rosemary   o    laxative laxative   aniseed,, black pepper , ginger , lemon aniseed lemon,, nutmeg nutmeg,, parsley,  parsley,  rose rose,, violet o    laryngitis laryngitis   benzoin,, bergamot benzoin bergamot,, cypress cypress,, lavender , lemon lemon   o    measles measles   bergamot,, chamomile bergamot o  (German),, eucalyptus (German) eucalyptus,, geranium geranium,, lavender , tea tree  tree    memory enhancement  enhancement  o  basil,, rosemary basil rosemary     menopause menopause   chamomile (Roman), clary (Roman), o  sage,, cypress sage cypress,, geranium geranium,, jasmine,  jasmine, lavender , sandalwood sandalwood     menstrual problems  problems  clary sage, sage, geranium geranium,, lavender , chamomile (Roman), (Roman), marjoram marjoram   o    migraine migraine   chamomile (Roman), (Roman), lavender , peppermint peppermint,, rosemary rosemary   o    mouth infection  infection  geranium,, myrrh geranium myrrh,, tea tree  tree  o    mumps mumps   chamomile (German), (German), lavender , tea tree  tree  o    muscle pains  pains  basil,, bay basil bay,, black pepper , chamomile (Roman), clary (Roman), o  sage,, marjoram sage marjoram,, peppermint peppermint,, rosemary rosemary     nausea nausea   clove,, ginger , melissa clove melissa,, peppermint peppermint   o  nosebleed     nosebleed cypress,, lavender , lemon cypress lemon   o  neuralgia     neuralgia bay,, benzoin bay benzoin,, black pepper , chamomile chamomile,, clary o  sage,, geranium sage geranium,, peppermint peppermint   overindulgence     overindulgence , grapefruit grapefruit,, lemon lemon,, peppermint peppermint   o   juniper    over-work   clary sage, sage, lavender , neroli neroli   o 







































 

pms     pms



  clary sage, sage, chamomile (Roman), (Roman), geranium geranium,, neroli neroli,, rosemary rosemary  

o

problems    respiratory problems  basil,, benzoin basil benzoin,, cedarwood cedarwood,, eucalyptus eucalyptus,, peppermint peppermint,, rosemary rosemary,, sand o 



alwood   alwood relaxing    relaxing  benzoin,,  benzoin o 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



carnation,  clary carnation, sage,, geranium sage geranium,, lavender , neroli neroli,, sandalwood sandalwood,, ylang-ylang ylang-ylang   rheumatism   rheumatism black o  pepper , cedarwood cedarwood,, chamomile chamomile,, cloves cloves,, coriander , eucalyptus eucalyptus,, fra nkincense,, ginger ,lavender , lemon nkincense lemon,, pine pine,, rosemary rosemary   scar tissue  tissue  helichrysum,, jasmine, helichrysum  jasmine, neroli neroli,, petitgrain petitgrain,, sandalwood sandalwood   o  seasickness   seasickness ginger   o  sedative   sedative benzoin,, bergamot benzoin bergamot,, cedarwood cedarwood,, clary o  sage,, cypress sage cypress,, frankincense frankincense,, jasmine,  jasmine, lavender ,mandarin mandarin,, melissa melissa,, ne roli,, petitgrain roli petitgrain,, rose rose,, sandalwood sandalwood,, ylang-ylang ylang-ylang   shock   basil,, lavender   basil o  sinusitis   sinusitis basil,, eucalyptus basil eucalyptus,, lavender , peppermint peppermint,, pine pine,, rosemary rosemary,, tea tree  tree  o  sunburn   sunburn chamomile (Roman), (Roman), eucalyptus eucalyptus,, lavender   o  throat   throat eucalyptus,, lemon eucalyptus lemon,, sandalwood sandalwood,, tea tree  tree  o  tonsillitis   tonsillitis lavender , tea tree  tree  o  toothache   toothache chamomile (Roman), (Roman), clove clove,, peppermint peppermint   o  tonic   tonic basil,, black basil pepper , carrot seed, clary seed, o  sage,, frankincense sage frankincense,, geranium geranium,, ginger , hyssop hyssop,, lemon lemon,,lemongrass lemongrass,, my rrh,, nutmeg rrh nutmeg,, neroli neroli,, orange orange,, pine pine,, rose rose,, rosewood rosewood   varicose veins  veins  cypress,, geranium cypress geranium,, lemon lemon   o  windburn   windburn chamomile (Roman), (Roman), lavender   o  wounds   wounds benzoin,, bergamot benzoin bergamot,, chamomile o  (Roman),, eucalyptus (Roman) eucalyptus,, frankincense frankincense,, lavender , tea tree  tree 

 

are banned The oils listed underneath are  banned  and can cause toxicity if taken internally as well as dermally (in a massage blend)                                        

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Almond (Bitter)  (Bitter)  Boldo leaf

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Calamus Camphor   Horseradish Jaborandi leaf Mugwort   Mugwort Mustard   Mustard Nightshade Pennyroyal  (both European and North American) Pennyroyal Rue   Rue Sassafras   Sassafras Savin   Savin Southernwood Stinging nettles

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Tansy Tansy  Thuja    Thuja Wintergreen   Wintergreen Wormseed   Wormseed Wormwood   Wormwood

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