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LAVENDER – (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. It is one of the few oils that can be used without diluting.
Therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling. Apply 2-3 drops of Lavender oil to a rash to stop the itching and heal the skin. Put 2-3 drops of Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain. Spritz several drops of Lavender oil mixed with distilled water on a sunburn to decrease pain. Drop Lavender oil on a cut to stop the bleeding, clean the wound, and kill bacteria. Mix several drops of Lavender oil with Vegetable Oil and use topically on eczema. and dermatitis. Rub Lavender oil on dry or chapped skin or lips. To reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender oil on and around the area. Rub 2 – 4 drops of Lavender oil over the armpit area to act as a deodorant. Rub several drops of Lavender oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff. Put a drop of Lavender oil on a cold sore. Lavender has been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally. Rub Lavender oil on the feet for a calming effect on the body. Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and smooth on your pillow to help you sleep. To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on the end of the tongue or around the naval or behind the ears.
To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum). Rub a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose to unblock tear ducts. Rub a drop of Lavender oil between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever. Diffuse Lavender oil in the air to alleviate the symptoms of allergies.
PEPPERMINT – (Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly-regarded
herbs for soothing digestion. Rub 4-6 drops in the palm and rub over stomach and around the navel to relieve indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea. Massage several drops of peppermint oil on the abdomen to relieve nausea. Add a drop of Peppermint oil to herbal tea to aid in digestion and relieve heartburn. Rub 4 drops on chest and stomach to relieve travel sickness.
Massage several drops of Peppermint oil on the area of injury to reduce inflammation. Apply immediately to an injured area (bruised shin, hit on the foot or hand) to relieve pain. If there is a cut, apply the Peppermint oil around (not on) the open wound. Mix Peppermint oil in a footbath to help relieve your sore feet. Rub Peppermint oil on joints to relieve arthritis or tendonitis pain. Rub several drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet to reduce fever. Apply a drop of Peppermint oil topically on unbroken skin to stop itching. For poison ivy or poison oak, apply Peppermint oil on location undiluted or dilute with Vegetable Oil.
Inhale Peppermint oil before and during a workout to boost your mood and reduce fatigue. To relieve a headache, rub a drop of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (stay away from the eyes) and on the back of the neck. Place two drops of peppermint oil on the tongue and rub under the nose to improve alertness and concentration. Diffuse Peppermint oil in the room while studying to improve concentration and accuracy. Inhale Peppermint oil while taking a test to improve recall. To stop hiccups, apply a drop of Peppermint oil on each side of the fifth cervical vertebra (up three notches from the large vertebra at the base of the neck). Place a drop of Peppermint oil in a cup of steaming water and inhale into the nose and sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold. Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue to stop bad breath. Remove ticks by applying a drop of Peppermint oil on a cotton swab and swabbing the tick. Wait for it to unhinge its head and remove from your pet.
LEMON – (Citrus limon) has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours. Lemon oil has many household uses. Use 6 drops of Lemon oil in a squirt bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener. Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon. To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir to be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water. Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter tops to sterilize them. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom. Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures. Its fragrance is invigorating, enhancing and warming!
Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous or bunion mornings and evenings. Place a drop of Lemon oil on cold sores, herpes or other mouth ulcers to lessen pain and aid healing. Put a drop of Lemon oil on bleeding gums caused by gingivitis or tooth extraction. Put a drop of Lemon oil on oily skin or acne to balance sebaceous glands (oil glands). Rub several drops of Lemon oil on cellulite to improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells. Rub several drops of Lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins. Rub two drops of Lemon oil topically to clear athlete’s foot. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a wart morning and night until it disappears. It may serve as an insect repellent and may be beneficial for the skin. Drink a few drops in water daily to help balance your body’s pH.
RAVENSARA–(Ravensara aromatica) -another almost universal oil like lavender. Avoid use in pregnancy. Use it diluted with children and babies. Ravensara is very effective against throat and lung infections especially pneumonia and bronchitis. Rub diluted oil on the throat and chest in times of respiratory infection, especially colds. Ravensara is highly anti–viral. Use it to help with mono, shingles, muscle fatigue, asthma, bladder problems, scrapes and wounds. Ravensara is used in anxiety, stress and related illnesses, insomnia, nervous fatigue. It relieves depression, physical, mental distress. anguish and fears. It can be supportive to the adrenal glands so use it after prolonged stress! .
TEA TREE (Melaleuca alternifolia) Tea tree oil MUST be used highly diluted-it is very powerful!
Tea tree oil has been proven to be a powerful yet natural antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal medicine. It is being used as a very effective first aid remedy and against countless skin ailments, infections, cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and skin spots etc. Tea tree oil is not just soothing and disinfecting, it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic (pain-killing) and wound-healing qualities.
Tea tree oil is effective against nail fungus, ringworm, athlete’s foot, dandruff, acne, blackheads and many types of infestations including lice, mites, scabies and mosquitoes etc…It has a diaphoretic effect – It promotes sweating – which enhances the body’s own natural preventative response when threatened by infection.
Tea tree oil exhibits expectorant characteristics, which are especially beneficial in the case of throat or chest infections, having a generally soothing and clearing (mucus-expelling) effect on the entire respiratory tract. It is also effective against head colds.