Sunday, January 15, 2017

Essential Oils Listed According to Uses



Various Issues and the Essential Oils that May Help: (always dilute well)
(Sorry if it’s not in alphabetical order.  I was adding them as I read about them from different sources.  And remember that none of this info is guaranteed.  It’s just what I’ve gathered from other people.  Always research whatever oil you want to use.  And this is not a complete list by any means.)

Skin:
Healing/skin regeneration: bergamot, calendula, chamomile, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lavender, melissa, myrrh, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, rosewood, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang ylang

Aging skin:  clary sage, cypress, fennel, frankincense, geranium, lavender, myrrh, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, tea tree, ylang ylang

Sensitive skin:  chamomile, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, rose, rosewood, vanilla

Dry skin:  cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, myrrh, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, ylang ylang, vanilla   
 
Oily skin:  bergamot, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, lemongrass, orange, peppermint, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang ylang
 
Eczema:  bergamot, chamomile, geranium, helichrysum, lavender, melissa, myrrh, oregano, palmarosa, patchouli, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang ylang, yarrow
 
Itching:  chamomile, lavender, peppermint, sandalwood
 
Scars:  bergamot, chamomile, eucalyptus, frankincense, helichrysum, lemon, neroli, niaouli, palmarosa, patchouli, rosemary, rose, spearmint, tea tree, thyme
 
Bruises:  chamomile, cypress, fennel, geranium, lavender, tea tree, yarrow
 
Inflammation:  basil, chamomile, fennel, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, melissa, myrrh, nutmeg, orange, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, rose, spearmint, tea tree, thyme 
 
Infections:  basil, bay, bergamot, clove, eucalyptus, fennel, geranium, helichrysum, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, melissa, myrrh, niaouli, nutmeg (bacterial), palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, rosemary, spruce, tea tree, thyme, ylang ylang
(You can use lavender and tea tree for ear infections, but do not put in the ear.  Dilute them and rub around the outside of the ear and behind.)


Astringent:  cedarwood, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary
 
Burns:  chamomile, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, tea tree, yarrow
 
Sunburn:  chamomile, geranium, lavender, neroli, rose, tea tree  
 
Bites/stings:  basil, bergamot, chamomile, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree
 
Warts:  clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, lemongrass, lemon, oregano, tea tree

Moles:  lavender, lemon, frankincense, oregano, tea tree (There may be more I haven't read about.  I've also read that you can use onion juice, garlic juice, pineapple, sour apples, banana peels, dandelion root sap, aloe vera, sliced potato, apple cider vinegar, honey, castor oil, and other things not listed here.  But you will have to Google it yourself to see what the deal is before trying any of these.)
 
Cold Sores: bergamot, eucalyptus, lemongrass, melissa, peppermint, tea tree   
 
 
Hair/Scalp:
Hair growth:  bay, chamomile, cypress, clary sage, cedarwood, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, patchouli, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang  (cedarwood, cypress, lemon, lime, mandarin, ylang ylang and pine are unstable in shampoo, so don’t add to it)

Dandruff:  cypress, lavender, rosemary, tea tree
 
Greasy hair:  bergamot, cedarwood, cypress, sandalwood, lemon, lime, grapefruit, rosemary, bay, lavender, mandarin, pine, tea tree, patchouli
 
Dry, damaged hair: chamomile, geranium, lavender, neroli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang ylang
 
 
Illness/Infections:
Colds/flu:  bay, bergamot, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, melissa, nutmeg, orange, oregano, pine (lungs), palmarosa, peppermint, rose, rosemary, spearmint, thyme, tea tree is best, oregano

Dry coughs:  cedarwood, frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood
 
Chest congestion:  cedarwood, cinnamon, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, melissa?, oregano, palmarosa, peppermint, pine, rose, rosemary, sage, spearmint, spruce, tea tree, thyme
 
Reduce fever:  basil, bay, bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, niaouli, patchouli, peppermint, spruce, tea tree, rosemary
 
Stimulate immune system:  cinnamon leaf, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, lemon, myrrh, pine, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree, thyme  
 
Fevers/infectious diseases:  bay, bergamot, cinnamon leaf, ginger, lemongrass, lemon, lime, peppermint, spearmint, tea tree
 
Decongestant:  chamomile, clary sage, eucalyptus, fennel, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, niaouli, orange, oregano, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, rose
 
Expectorant:  basil, bay, cardamom, cedarwood, eucalyptus, fir, frankincense, ginger, helichrysum, lavender, niaouli, oregano, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tea tree, thyme
 
Bronchitis:  basil, cinnamon, cypress, eucalyptus, fir, melissa, peppermint, rosemary, thyme
 
Pneumonia:  cinnamon, eucalyptus, oregano, thyme
 
Sinuses:  eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree (plus those for sinusitis: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, lavender, bergamot, rose, chamomile)
 
Anti-viral/anti-microbial:  bergamot, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, melissa, neroli, oregano, peppermint, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme  
 
Anti-fungal:  basil, chamomile, clary sage, fennel, geranium, helichrysum, lavender, lemon, melissa, oregano, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree, thyme  (toenail fungus: oregano, tea tree, orange, lavender, clove, thyme)
 
Antibacterial:  cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, helichrysum, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, melissa, orange, oregano, palmarosa, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tea tree, thyme
 
Antiseptic:  basil, bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, cinnamon, cypress, fir, frankincense, geranium, ginger, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, niaouli, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rose, spearmint, tea tree, thyme, ylang ylang
 
Diarrhea: dilute well and rub on stomach – ginger, peppermint

 
Muscles:
Aching muscles/joints:  basil, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, nutmeg, palmarosa, peppermint, rose, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang
 
Muscle spasms:  basil, black pepper, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, helichrysum, fennel, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, orange, mints, rose, spruce, thyme
 
Aches/pains:  basil, bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, chamomile, eucalyptus, fennel, fir, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemongrass, niaouli, nutmeg, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tea tree
 
Cramps:  bergamot, chamomile, ginger, lavender, pine, rosemary  

 
Random:
Poor circulation:  bay, cedarwood, cinnamon, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, ginger, lemon, lemongrass, lime, neroli, nutmeg, pine, pepper, rosemary

Perspiration/deodorant:  bergamot, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, fir, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lime, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rosemary, tea tree, thyme
 
Mood Lifter:  basil, bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, melissa, orange, patchouli, rose, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang, vanilla
 
Detoxification:  basil, bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, orange, palmarosa, peppermint, pine, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, ylang ylang
 
Headache:  basil, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, peppermint, rosemary (ylang ylang for migraines)
 
Insomnia:  chamomile, frankincense, lavender, orange, ylang ylang
 
Gas/Bloating: chamomile, ginger, melissa, myrrh, neroli, orange, peppermint, spearmint, thyme (lavender for gut health)
 
Constipation: basil, fennel, ginger, lemon, orange, peppermint, spearmint, rosemary, rose
 
Nausea:  chamomile, ginger, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, spearmint
 
Bug Repellant:  basil, bergamot, cedarwood, citronella, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, lemongrass, lemon, lime, orange, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree, thyme  (thehippyhomemaker.com has a good article on insect repelling oils.  It’s called “Using essential oils in your home and garden to kill pests + DIY Bugs-B-Gone Home & Garden Spray,” March 20, 2106.)


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