Encyclopedia of  Essential oils by                                Remedies
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ACHES & PAINS: rosemary, lemon, sweet thyme

ADDICTIONS: Cravings: helichrysum, bergamot, lavender. Use: bath, diffuser, inhale, wear. 
Confidence: amber&lemon 
Mood swings: geranium (best), bergamot. Use: bath, massage, diffuser. See also: DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, and/or DETOX

AIR DISINFECTANT and FRESHENERS: (Air born bacteria killing): bergamot, cinnamon, cove, eucalyptus, orange, juniper, lavender, lemon, pine, thyme. Use: diffuser, vaporizer.

ALCOHOLISMCravings: see also HANGOVER: lavender, helichrysum, bergamot. Use: inhale, wear, bath, massage. See also: DETOX, ADDICTIONS

ALLERGIESSinus/hay fever/runny nose: artemisia, myrtle green, hyssop. Prevention: eucalyptus radiata, pine, cypress, lavender

ANAL FISSURES: lavender, lemon. Use: bath

ANALGESIC: peppermint, bergamot, eucalyptus, jasmine, rosemary

ANEMIA: lemon, sweet thyme, rosemary, ylang-ylang

ANGER: Eased: jasmine, rose, ylang&lavender, benzoin, sage, clary sage, patchouli. Use: bath, massage, inhalation, wear.

ANKLES:  Swollen: fennel, cypress, evening primrose. Use: light massage

ANTI-INFLAMATORY: peppermint, tea tree, Roman chamomile, white birch, geranium, bergamot

ANTIMICROBIAL: peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, clary sage, myrtle

ANTIOXIDANT: rosemary, sage, clove, thyme, oregano, orange

ANTISEPTICnatural external bacteria & germ killers immune system strengtheners: tea tree, garlic, oregano, cade, cajeput, rosemary, clove, ravensare, myrtle, thyme, cinnamon, savory, lemon, sandalwood, eucalyptus radiate, lavender, black pepper, bergamot, basil, benzoin, geranium, red thyme, ylang-ylang, jasmine, clary sage, rosemary, peppermint. Use: bath, massage

ANTISPASMODIC: peppermint, black pepper, bergamot, borneol, petit grain, clary sage, basil, rosemary, sandalwood, jasmine, sweet thyme

ANTI-VIRAL: lemon, eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, lemongrass, lemon, verbenon, melissa, niaouli, sweet thyme, ravensare, citronella. Use: bath, massage

ANXIETY, TENSIONNervousnessreducers:  melissa, lavender vera, jasmin&sage, neroli, pine, rose, benzoin, marjoram, bergamot, clary sage, geranium, frankincense, cypress, Roman chamomile, vetiver, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, juniper, patchouli. Use: massage, bath, wear

APATHY, WITHDRAVAL: bergamot, jasmine, black pepper, benzoin, geranium, petit grain, cajeput. Use: bath, massage, diffuser, inhalation, wear

APHRODISIAC: jasmine, cinnamon, neroli, rose, sandalwood, ylang- ylang, clary sage, cardomom, vetiver, patchouli. Use: bath, massage, inhalation, perfume, diffuser

APPETITE: see also weight loss.  Increase: tarragon, orange, tangerine, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, bergamot, fennel, anis, caraway, cardomon, coriander. Decrease: bergamot, juniper, lavender. Use: diffuser, inhalation, wear, massage, compress


ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATITIS, JOIN ACHES: lavender, rosemary, frankincense, vetiver, camphor, cajeput, cypress, eucalyptus, fir, juniper, lemon, black pepper, basil, benzoin (stiff joints), ylang-ylang, rosemary, sweet thyme. Use: massage, ointment, bath

ASTHMA: clary sage, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, basil, benzoin, sweet thyme, ylang-ylang, angelica, rosemary, cajeput

ATHLETE’S FOOT: tea tree (neat) is best known, also: Roman chamomile, geranium, lavender, wheat germ, cinnamom, thyme, clove. Use: apply to affected area
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BAD BREATH: peppermint&parsley Use: gargle

BLOOD circulation: See CIRCULATION: white birch

BLOOD cleansing: carrot seed oil, white birch, angelica
rosemary, camphor, ylang-ylang cypress, peppermint, sweet thyme, black pepper, Roman chamomile, sage, hyssop, thyme, jasmine, rose.  Increase: bath, massage.  Use:  marjoram, German chamomile, lemon, ylang-ylang, nutmeg, clary sage, lavender, melissa. 
Use: bath, massage

BLOOD SUGAR / low: eucalyptus, fennel. Use: bath, massage.

BLOOD vessels dialators: carrot seed oil. Stop  bleeding: benzoin

BOILS: sweet thyme, clary sage.

BREATHING: Respiration problem: myrtle, tea tree, spike lavender, eucalyptus, myrth (on chest), camphor, marjoram, tarragon, basil, anise. Use: diffuser, bath massage, inhalation. Eliminate all dairy and sweets. Prevention, general: ammi, (khella), eucalyptus, or camphor, inula, hyssop. Use: bath, diffuser, inhalation. Avoid all sweets and dairy. See also: COUGH, FEAR, ANXIETY,  MUCUS: See CPLDS/SINUS

BRONCHITIS: lavender, lemon, bergamot, borneol, cajeput, eucalyptus, peppermint, sandalwood, tea tree, myrtle, rosemary, basil, angelica, benzoin, borneol

BRUISESTo speed healing: helihryssum, geranium, parsley, borneol, lavender, Roman chamomile, yarrow. Use: compress, ointment

BURNS: Minor surface: lavender, neat, helihryssum, neat, chamomile,  geranium, eucalyptus, tea tree. Use: compress, bath, rinse, ointment. Mouth: Aloe rinse.  Radiation burns: external, minor, manmade: niaouli, yarrow, lavender, frankincense&amber. Use: ointment, lotion.  Sun burns: lavender, helihryssum&/or amber. Use: lotion                    back to top  

CANDIDA: myrrh, savory&/or Roman chamomile, garlic. Use: rinse, massage, bath. Eliminate all dairy and sweets from diet

CELLULITE: Detox/Breaking up:caraway, lemon, cypress, fennel, juniper, lavender, geranium, white birch, orange, basil, oregano, rosemary. Use: bath, rub/brush with oil firmly daily. (2-6 months)&exercise.

CHEST-ACHES: Tightness, help breathing:hyssop, decumbens, eucalyptus, pine, fir, niaouli, myrtle, rosewood, thyme, rosemary, spike lavender. Use: bath, massage on chest&/or back, inhalation.

CHOLESTEROL LEVEL:  High: rosemary

CIGARETTESCravings: lavender.  Lung cleansing: eucalyptus, niaouli, inula, cedar wood, pine, spruce: Use: diffuser, bath, massage, inhalation.

CIRCULATIONStimulate (cold feet, hands, etc.): angelica, geranium, cinnamon, cayenne, ylang-ylang, hyssop, eucalyptus, camphor, sweet thyme, basil, black pepper, benzoin, cumin, pine, lemon, rosemary, (adrenal stimulators). Use: bath, massage: legs, arms, hands, feet.  Balancers: hyssop, cypress, garlic, thyme. Use: bath, massage.

CLEAR THINKING: Amber basil, rosemary. Use: inhalation, bath.

COLDNESS: Warmer-uppers: Physical: clove, savory, cinnamon, thyme, oregano. Use: bath, massage, diffuser.

COLDS: Also see fever, immune system, cough. To warn off on early signs: lavender&niaouli, peppermint, borneol, sweet thyme, angelica, ylang-ylang, savory, rosemary, lemon, tea tree, lemongrass, or eucalyptus, for immune system. Use: chest rub, bath, inhalation, wear, diffuser.

COLD SORES: bergamot, chamomile, geranium, calendula, tea tree (neat).

COLIC: lavender, Roman chamomile, bergamot, fennel, peppermint. Use: compress

CONFIDENCE, well-being: jasmine&rosemary, rose, orange, benzoin, lemon+amber, cajeput, bergamot. Use: diffuser, wear, candle, bath.

COUGH-COLDS: eucalyptus radiate, marjoram, angelica, basil, benzoin, borneol, cajeput,ylang-ylang, lemon, rosemary, sandalwood, sweet thyme, hyssop, jasmine, tea tree.  Use: bath, massage, inhalation, diffuser.

COUGH: -Catarrh: cajeput, rosemary, jasmine, lemon, eucalyptus, -Germ killing: eucalyptus radiate, oregano, sweet thyme, savory, lemongrass, citronella, basil, niaouli, ravensare, tea tree. Use: bath, massage, inhalation, rinse.       -Dry/scratchy, or deep: bail, fennel, cypress. Use: inhalation, bath, massage, hot compress on chest and/or back or wear under nose. -Chronic: also (smoker’s cough): hyssop, eucalyptus radiata, fir, benzoin, marjoram, sandalwood. Use: bath, massage, inhalation, diffuser. -Whooping: clary sage, lavender, rosemary, tea tree, myrtle, basil, sweet thyme, ylang-ylang,      -Spasmodic: peppermint, basil, sweet thyme.

COLIC: clary sage, lavender, peppermint.

COLITIS: rosemary,  


CRAMPSUse: bath, compress, massage, ointment, (skin absorption).   Menstrual: clary sage, Roman chamomile, basil, lavender, marjoram.   Muscle/leg: yarrow, clary sage, Roman chamomile, lavender, birch, juniper, black pepper.   Stomach & tension: tarragon, bergamot, peppermint, marjoram, basil, angelica.

CUTS: Minor: helichrysum (neat) outside at proximity. Also geranium, eucalyptus, tea tree, lavender, lemon, myrrh&calendula. Use: apply to affected area

CYCTITIS: lavender, sandalwood, tea tree, bergamot
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DEODORANTS: Clary sage, sandalwood, eucalyptus, lavender, cypress, benzoin, coriander, rosewood, lemon, geranium. Also diluted: petitgrain, bergamot, span. Sage. Use: bath ointment (neat), spray.

DEPRESSION: Lifters: grapefruit, ylang-ylang&lavender, juniper&citronella, Roman chamomile,orange,benzoin, petitgrain, borneol, sweet thyme,  nutmeg, rosewood, rose, sandalwood, frankincense, rosemary, lemon, geranium, jasmine, bergamot, clary sage. Use: diffuser, wear, bath. See also: EUPHORICS                                                                      
DERMATITIS: lavender, carrot seed oil, white birch, peppermint 

DESINFECTANT: See Antibiotic, antiseptic or anti-viral

DETOXRidding body of toxins: Helichrysum, fennel, juniper, lemon, geranium, lime, parsley, hops. Use: bath, massage, compress, esp.over abdomen&liver (below the ribs)


​DIURETICS: sandalwood, rosemary, juniper, helichrysum, parsley, eucalyptus, cypress, lemon, chamomile, black pepper, white birch, angelica, bergamot, benzoin,cedar wood, fennel, carrot seed oil, geranium. Use: bath, massage.

DIZZINESS: camphor, peppermint, lavender. Use: inhale, bath, massage Use: chamomile/s, Roman chamomile, cajeput, tea tree, hyssop, lavender. EARECHES: massage, ointment around outside and under ear.
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ENERGIZERS: pine, lemongrass, coriander, peppermint, basil.

EUPHORICS: Emotional Uplifters: grapefruit, ylang- ylang, neroli, clarysage, melissa, bergamot, geranium, jasmine, lavender, petitgrain, orange, rose, sandalwood, chamomile/s. Use: wear, massage, bath, diffuser.

EXHAUSTION&FATIGUE: Physical, mental, emotional     General: angelica, rosemary, juniper, French basil, jasmine, peppermint, spearmint, ylang-ylang, sweet thyme, clary sage, vetiver, Spanish sage. Use: bath, massage, diffuser. Body energy, stimulants,-warming: clove bud, lemontype eucalyptus&sage, &/or amber, sweet thyme, black pepper oil, peppermint, geranium, rosemary. Use: bath, massage.      Emotional stimulants / rejuvenators: neroli, grapefruit, rose, nutmeg, sage, mints, lavender, all geraniums, niaouli. Use: bath, massage, diffuser, inhalation, wear.  Strengthen nervous system: angelica, Roman chamomile, marjoram, sweet thyme, lavender, rosemary. Use: bath, massage.
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FAINTING: peppermint, camphor, rosemary, lavender, melissa, pine, savory. Use: sniff


FEAR &ANXIETY: frankincense, sandal wood, neroli, melissa, ylang-ylang&/or lavender, benzoin, bergamot, clary sage, basil, jasmine, marjoram, orange, patchouli, rose. Use: inhalation, bath, massage, diffuser.

 FEVER:  Reducing: peppermint, lemon, black pepper, white birch, basil, angelica, cajeput, rosemary, Roman chamomile, eucalyptus, tea tree. Use: compress, bath.  Glandular:sweet thyme, ylang-ylang.

FIBROSITIS: rosemary

FINGERNAILS: Dry, brittle: lemon, onion, rosemary verbenon. Use:  massage on nails.  Infected: tea tree oil applied on nail.

FLU: lavender, lemon, tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint, bergamot, rosemary,benzoin, borneol, angelica, sweet thyme.

FLUID RETENTION: rosemary, lemon, ylang-ylang.

FOOD:  Addictions: See appetite decrease&/or Fear &Anxiety reducers.   Overeating, inflamed liver: Rose hip seed oil compress.   Poisoning, anti-toxic: black pepper, basil.

FOOT ODOR: Spanish sage, massage on area. See also FUNGUS.

FRIGIDITY: jasmine, clary sage, ylang-ylang.

FUNGUS&ATLETE’S FOOT: lavender vera, tea tree, lemongrass, Roman chamomile, eucalyptus, sandalwood, myrtle, rosemary, thyme, clary  sage, bergamot, nutmeg, geranium, cinnamon, helichrysum. Use:  bath, massage, ointment.
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GALL BLADDER: rosemary.

GAS Intestinal: Roman chamomile, peppermint, fennel, anise, basil, bergamot, caraway, cardomon, dill. Use: bath, massage, compress on abdomen.

GERM KILLING: See antiseptic, air disinfect, antibiotics, cough.

GOUT: rosemary, sweet thyme, ylang-ylang, lemon.

GRIEF/LOSS: sweet marjoram, rose, sage&amber, neroli, clary sage, ylang- ylang. Use:bath, massage, inhalation.

GUMS/Gum Infections: Sore, bleed easily: myrrh, clove, cypress, lemon, sage, thyme. Use: massage, ointment on cheek above gums. Gargle with rinse. 2 drops/cup of water. NOTE: DO NOT SWALLOW !
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HAEMOGLOBIN: Increase the level: carrot seed oil.

HAIR: Dry, brittle, dull-looking: jojoba, rosemary, basil.     Dandruff: bergamot, ylang-ylang, cade, tea tree, rosemary, clary sage, sweet thyme, lavender.  Loss: rosemary, white birch, cedar wood, juniper, lavender, sage, ylang-ylang, sweet thyme, clary sage. Too oily: lemongrass, cedar wood, lemon, petitgrain, lavender, rosemary, cypress, clary sage, tee tree oil, bilberry, basil, geranium. Incr. shininess: rosemary, lavender, aloe, lemongrass, clary sage, chamomile, lemon verbena, tee tree oil, bilberry, basil, geranium, sandalwood. Split ends: rosemary.


HEADACHE: lavender, peppermint, rosemary, jasmine, eucalyptus, angelica, clary sage, Roman chamomile. Use: wear, bath massage, compress on temples and forehead. Hangover: juniper, rosemary, rose. Use: rub on temples &/or hot compress on forehead, esp. over liver area (below right ribs). These stimulates liver detox for toxicity headache. Migraine: lavender vera, rosemary, German&Roman chamomiles, peppermint, basil, sweet marjoram, clary sage, angelica. Use: bath, massage on temples, or warm compress on forehead.

HEALTH: Gen. strengtheners: chamomile, geranium, tea tree, basil, juniper, lavender. Use: bath, massage, wear.

 HEART: Tonic: borneol. Palpitations: rosemary, lavender. Use: inhalation.

HEMORROIDS: geranium. 

HERPES: lemon, tea tree, eucalyptus.

HICCUPS: tarragon, caraway, fennel. Use: sniff or ointment on Solar plexus.

HOARSENESS, laryngitis: cypress, sandalwood, jasmine, lemon, lavender, myrrh, thyme, clary. Use: gargle, 2 drops/cup water, or rub on outside of throat hourly to sooth.

Balancing in women: geranium, clary sage,

HYPERACTIVITY: sweet marjoram, Roman chamomile, lavender&ylang, bergamot, clary sage, evening primrose&rose. Use: wear, inhale, massage, bath, diffuser. NOTE: Eliminate all manmade sweet food/drinks, caffeine!

HYPERVENTILATION: ylang, frankincense, eucalyptus. Use: inhale or 1-2 drops/bag. Bath, massage. See also anxiety, panic.
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IMMUNE SYSTEM: Strengtheners & thymus stimulation: niaouli, lemongrass, garlic, angelica, rosemary, basil, inula, red thyme, bergamot, oregano, tea tree, ylang-ylang, lavender, eucalyptus, savory, cistus, laurel. Use: massage, bath. Rub ointment under ear&on throat&orth. lymph nodes.      Auto-immune illness: juniper&parsley oils, may help to slow the immune system attack. Use: diffuser, wear.

IMPOTENCE: (Emotional):  ylang-ylang.       (Hormonal): sandalwood. (Physical): savory, also anis, black pepper, cinnamon, clary sage, jasmine, patchouli, rose. Use: bath, wear, diffuser only. NOTE: don’t apply on reproductive skin - may burn! See also confidence, sensuality&cautions.


 NSECT BITES: (Ants, mosquitoes): lemon, ylang-ylang, eucalyptus, sweet thyme, cade, lavender or tea tree.Use: 2 drops neat on area, or bath. See also itching

INSECT REPELLENTS: citronella, pennyroyal, spike, lavender, geranium, eucalyptus, bergamot, rosemary, artemesia, lemongrass, peppermint,valerian. Use: wear, massage, spray, candle.

INSOMNIA: sweet marjoram, clary sage, sandalwood, Roman chamomile, tangerine, vetiver, lemon, borneol, ylang-ylang neroli, lavender, valerian. Use: bath, diffuser. 2 drops-pillow tissue.

INTESTINES: Constipation: fennel, Roman chamomile, cumin, rose hip seed, bergamot, basil. Massage/compress on abdomen.   Diarrhea: neroli, Roman chamomile, sandalwood, lavender. Use: bath, massage, compress.     Discomfort: lavender, rosemary. Use: bath compress.     Infections: cajeput

IRRITIBILITY:   To soothe/ease feelings: Roman chamomile, lavender, ylang-ylang, benzoin, petitgrain, frankincense, sweet thyme, rose. Use: inhalation, bath, massage, diffuser.

ITCHING:Mosquito bites, sunburn, etc.: cade, tea tree or lavender neat, sweet thyme, Roman chamomile, benzoin, peppermint. Use: massage, compress, bath. see also DETOX.

JET LAG: am: ginger, peppermint&rosemary, eucalyptus.       pm: lavender. Grounding: vetiver. Use: wear, bath, massage, diffuser.

KIDNEYS: Infections/stones: lemon. Tonic: carrot seed oil.     Urine productionsee DIURETICS 
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LARYNGITIS: see also HOARSENESS: bergamot, benzoin.

LETHARGY: ginger, basil, rosemary, camphor, clove, juniper, sage, mints, cinnamon, black pepper. Use: diffuser, inhalation, wear/perfume, bath, massage. See also exhaustion.

LICE: lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, geranium.

LIPPS:  Chapped: chamomile, rose, aloe vera, geranium, neroli. Use: apply on affected area.

LIVER: Use: bath, massage, compress. Gen. support: carrot seed oil, lemon. Decongestion:carrot seed oil, basil, rosemary.  Inflamed from overeating: Rose hip seed oil compress.    Detox: helichrysum, lemon sage, Roman chamomile, juniper, lavender, carrot seed oil.  Cirrhosis: carrot seed oil.     Tonic: carrot seed oil, sweet thyme. To flash mucus, etc.: rosemary verbenon, sage+lemon, cypress, Roman chamomile, rose.

LUMBAGO: lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, peppermint, chamomile, cardamom, evening primrose. Use: bath, massage.

LUNGS: Tonic: benzoin. To expel mucus: angelica

LYMPH SYSTEM:   Stimulate/strengthen: laurus, niaouli, savory, cistus, tea tree, garlic. Use: bath, massage, on neck, armpit, groin lymph nodes. Also in diffuser.  Lymphatic congestion/flash/detox: eucalyptus, camphor, helichrysum, cumin, cypress, fennel, lemon, oregano, rosemary. Use:  hot compress, hot bath, lymph-drain massage.                                          back to top

MASSAGE/MUSCLES: See also mind/mental uses, stress, sedatives/relaxing etc. Use: lotion/bath on affected area.     Gen.relaxation: cajeput, ylang- ylang, chamomile, rose, rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender+apple blossom, angelica (respiratory muscles)  Tension/pain (stiff/sore muscles): marjoram, camphor&/or lemon,&/or lavender, clary sage, cajeput, borneol, ylang- ylang, eucalyptus, rosemary, Roman chamomile, black pepper, basil, benzoin, fennel, peppermint, carrot seed oil.  To warm, sooth aching exhausted muscles: lemon, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, clary sage, lavender, carrot seed oil, basil, sage&/or amber.  Muscular spasms: jasmine, peppermint.  Warming&energizing: cinnamon, clove, oregano, thyme, ginger, savory, pepper. Use: bath, massage, wear, diffuser.  Charlie horse: yarrow, lavender, anise, basil, tarragon. Use: massage, ointment. MAUTH & TONGUE INFLAMATIONS: lemon, ylang-ylang, sweet thyme

MEDITATION: see spiritual uses

MEMORYClearer recall: orange, blossom, leaf (petigrain), amber. Improvement: black pepper, basil, benzoin, ylang-ylang, rosemary, sweet thyme. Concentration help: basil, rosemary.

MENOPAUSE: Use: wear, spray, bath and/or massage each day.  Gen, irritable, or bloating: clary sage, melissa, rose.  Hot flashes, sweating: (to decrease): geranium, eye, primrose, rose hip seed, sage, cypress,  Roman chamomile

MENSTRUATIONUse: abd. massage/compress, baths (skin absorption) Cramps/pain: Roman chamomile, clary sage, basil, tarragon, rosemary, lavender. Irregular: clary sage, melissa, rosewood. Reduce excessive flow: cypress, rose, Roman chamomile. Irritability&bloating: juniper. Premenstrual tension: lemon. Stim.flow: clary sage, pennyroyal, angelica, basil, mugworth pillow, fennel, carrot seed oil, see also cramps and PMS. Dysmenorrhoea: jasmine, clary sage, lavender

MENTAL exhaustion: black pepper, bergamot, rosemary.     Mind/mental/emotional uses: bath, massage, wear, diffuser are used for these. See also STRESS.  Fatigue, to rejuvenate: peppermint, rosemary, angelica, cardamon, peppermint.       Mental Clarity/clear thinking: basil, rosemary, amber, peppermint.  Racing mind, sleeplessness:  Sedative: marjoram (the most sedative), lavender, Roman and German chamomiles, neroli, rose, sandalwood, valerian. chamomile, lavender&ylang, orange blossom leaf (petitgrain) sage. See also STRESS.     Anti-depression: see also DEPRESSION: melissa, ylang- ylang + lavender, neroli, clary sage, bergamot, grapefruit, geranium, sandalwood, orange, petitgrain. Use: bath, massage, diffuser, wear.


MOOD uplifters: also pleasant atmosphere, office or home: rose, jasmine, geranium, rosemary, clary sage, rosewood, the citruses (orange, grapefruit, lemon, ….) Use: diffuser.

MUCUSsee; COLDS,-SINUS/MUCUS.  To help flush mucus from body: angelica, cajeput, wild rose, rose.

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 NAILS:      Brittle: lemon.

NAUSEAUse: inhale, abd&stomach massage, bath (or teas)     General nausea: ginger, peppermint, cardomon, black pepper, lavender, basil, melissa, neroli, sandalwood, fennel. Motion sickness: peppermint, fennel, ginger. Morning sickness: see pregnancy&pregnancy caution.

NERVOUS TENTION: benzoin, angelica, borneol, clary sage, geranium, red thyme.

NEURALGIA: geranium, clary sage, eucalyptus, peppermint, ylang-ylang, lemon.

NIGHTMARES: Soothed: frankincense, chamomile, melissa. Use: bath, massage, inhalation, diffuser. Also 2 drops on tissue in/near pillow. NoteOils can stain cloth!


NOSEBLEED: cypress, frankincense, lemon. Use: ointment on outside nose.
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​OBESITY: lemon, rosemary. 
massage/ointment, bath, compress.Use:  Roman chamomile, birch, lavender, clary sage, bergamot, camphor, geranium, marjoram, peppermint.  Physical:.grief, euphorics see heartache:/reducers: Emotional/loss PAIN

PALPITATIONS: peppermint, rosemary, ylang-ylang. PANIC ATTACK: jasmine, Melissa, enroll, ylang-ylang, frankincense. Use: wear, massage, bath, inhalation. See als: anxiety, hyperventilation &/or breathing PARASITES: eucalyptus, rosemary, tea tree, red thyme. PMS: Uses: bath massage, diffuser, wear. Also cut out sweets.      Mood swings, depression: geranium, clay sage, rosewood, yang, lavender, bergamot, jasmine, enroll, rose. Short temper, low blood sugar:geranium rose. Less water retention: cypress, juniper, fennel, geranium.

PNEUMONIA: pine, cypress, eucalyptus, oregano, sweet thyme. Use: bath, inhalation.

PREGNANCYUses: diffuser, or perfume/wear. Birth-ease fear, stress:enroll, rose, geranium, lavender. Morning sickness: ginger, peppermint, cinnamon, cardamon. Use: diffuser, bath, wear, inhalation. See CAUTION. NO ESSENTIAL OILS IN 1ST-3RD MONTH, ESP. NOT ON SKIN! Labor pains: jasmine, clary sage. Breast milk reduce:peppermint, rose, geranium. Breast milk increase:fennel, geranium, clary sage. Use: bath, compress, stomach massage, dilute. NOTE: always avoid breast! Depression: grapefruit, juniper+citronella,lavender+ylang, nutmeg, rosewood, lemon, rose, frankincense. Energy: grapefruit, coriander, lavender. diffuser, wear.

PROTECTION:      Spiritual: sage, pine&jasmine, frankincense, sweet grass, amber, sandalwood, cedar. Use: diffuser, candle, bath, &/or wear on tissue (not skin)


RHEUMATISM: lavender, lemon, rosemary, black pepper, basil, benzoin, borneol, cajeput, ylang-ylang.

RHINITIS: ylang-ylang, sweet thyme, eucalyptus.

RINGWORM: geranium, tea tree, peppermint.
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SCAR TISSUE: Softening: benzoin

SEDATIVES: Relax/sound sleep:  sweet marjoram, neroli, chamomiles, jasmine, lavender, rose, ylang-ylang, sandalwood. Use: bath, massage, inhalation, wear, and diffuser at night

SENSUALITY&APHRODESIACS: To increase: neroli, cinnamon, sandalwood, ylang, jasmine, rose, clary, cardamom, vetiver, patchouli. Use: bath, massage, inhalation, wear, diffuser. To decrease: marjoram, lavender. Use: bath, massage, inhalation, diffuser. Sex addiction: bathe in pine&jasmine, sage.

SHOCK: Trauma/distraught: melissa (very soothing), rose, neroli, camphor, peppermint, (help bring you present here and now), lavender. Use: bath, inhalation, wear, diffuser.

SINUS/SINUSITIS: To Thin/Drain mucus&expectorants: eucalyptus, inula, pine/balsam&sage&amber, sweet thyme, ylang-ylang, rosemary/verbenon, hyssop, myrtle, cajeput, peppermint ravensare, laurel, fir, spruce, myrrh, benzoin, or comfrey herb tea. Use:inhale, diffuse, vaporizer, massage. To help flush mucus from body: wild rose, rose, benzoin, cajeput.      Inflame/congestion: eucalyptus, inula, sage+pine balsam(needles) spike, lavender, peppermint, thyme, tea tree, cajeput, garlic, lemon. Use: compress, bath, diffuser, steam inhalation, ointment on nose/cheeks. See also COLDS.

SKIN: see also ITCHING. Use methods include massage (lotion, cream too), compress, steam facial, skin rinses.       Abscesses: lavender, tea tree, rosemary.  Acne tonic: geranium, lemongrass, lemon, thyme,(linalool) spike, lavender, juniper, rosemary, tea tree, clary sage, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, peppermint, petitgrain, helichrysum. Broken capillaries/varicose veins: cypress, rosemary, (verbenon), geranium, rose, lavender (vera), parsley, lemon, helichrysum, Roman chamomile  Use: light massage. NOTE: no steam,heat or pressure on /near broken /enlarged/damaged veins!     Bruises: see BRUISES  Burns: see BURNS     
Calluses&corns softened: benzoin, rose hip seed oil, clove garlic, orange, lemon. Massage in lotion/ointment.      Congested: geranium, Cuts: see CUTS  Dry/cracked/chapped/dull: carrot seed oil, helichrysum, rose, sandalwood, basil, rosemary, angelica, geranium, German chamomile, benzoin, lavender, ylang, neroli. Infections: eucalyptus.      Irritated: ylang-ylang,  benzoin, jasmine. Seborrhea (skin&scalp): bergamot, clary sage. Sensitive: chamomile rose, palmarosa, neroli, rosewood, jasmine. Spots: bergamot, cajeput. Too oily: geranium, German chamomile, lemon, ylang-ylang, lavender, petitgrain, jasmine, bergamot, cajeput, cedar wood, sandalwood, tea tree, clary sage.     Psoriasis&exzema: bergamot, cade, myrrh, angelica, geranium, lavender, rosehip seed oil, galbanum, rosemary, verbenon, bergamot, carrot seed oil, white birch, yarrow. Rashes: carrot seed oil.      Wrinkles&older/mature skin:frankincense&myrrh, (are preservatives), carrot seed oil, clary sage, rosemary, vervenon, neroli, rose, galbanum, helichrysum, geranium, rose hip.



SOOTHING:      Calm, gentle atmosphere: chamomiles, marjoram, geranium, neroli, ylang&lavender, rose.Use: diffuser, wear, inhalation.

SPLEEN: Tonic: black pepper

STIMULANT: eucalyptus, geranium.,

STOMACH: see also INTESTINES, Use: stomach compress, massage, bath.  Pain: rosemary. Too acidic: lemon, orange, peppermint. Nausea: see NAUSEA  Gastric juices production stimulation: angelica, basil, black pepperbenzoin, borneol, cajeput.  Upset stomach & digestion problem (not ulcer): peppermint, ginger, tarragon, ylang-ylang, parsley, lemon, black pepper, amiss, carrot seed oil, rosemary, sweet thyme, bergamot, basil, dill, benzoin, juniper(anti-stomach cramps). Use: massage, compress. Ulcers: see also stress relief. ylang-ylang, lemon, clary sage, geranium,  Stomach tension/cramps/colitis: tarragon, peppermint, Roman chamomile, clary sage,(antispasmodic, tension). Heartburn: peppermint, cordomon, black pepper (on abdomen)

STRESS relief&tension reducers: chamomiles, sage, lavender&ylang-ylang, orange blossom leaf (petitgrain), borneol, clary sage, rose geranium, rose, amber, angelica, grapefruit, pine, sandalwood, benzoin, marjoram, neroli, spearmint&basil. Use:  bath, massage, diffuser, wear.

SUNBURN: helichrysum, lavender, German chamomile, geranium, tea tree, amber. Use: massage, rinse, or ointment.

SWEATING: angelica  
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TEETH-aching /painkilling: clove, garlic (are also natural disinfectants), Roman chamomile, cajeput, nutmeg, peppermint. Use: compress, massage on cheek over gum.     Teething: Roman chamomile, lavender compress on cheek or tummy. Use only 1-2 drops in distilled water. Grinding: sweet marjoram, neroli. See other Sedatives also. Use: bath, massage, or wear before and/or during sleep.

TENSION: See STRESS, soothing or mind/mental emotional uses.

THROAT: Sore: sandalwood, cajeput, neroli, clary sage, rose geranium, bergamot, tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon. Use: rub neat on outside throat or gurgle (diluted 2 drops/cup water) & EXPEL!(Bitter but effective). Also ginger&cayenne gargle (diluted 3 drops/1/2 cup water). See also Germ killers.      Tonsillitis: bergamot, geranium

TONICS: (Strengthen whole body or organ): chamomiles (German&Roman), black pepper, juniper, basil, borneol, geranium, rosemary, sweet thyme, clary sage, jasmine, frankincense, lemon, lavender. Use: bath, massage.  Undesired scents reduced: Air (cig. smoke, etc.) citronella, lemongrass. Use: diffuser.  Hands/dishes: lemon, parsley rinse. URINARY- SYSTEM DISORDERS/infections: clary sage, tea tree, bergamot, carrot seed oil, cajeput, ylang-ylang, sweet thyme.
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UTERINE DISORDERS: jasmine, clary sage


VERTIGO: rosemary

For nausea: ginger, Roman chamomile, rose, sandalwood, basil. Use: bath, massage, stomach compress. See NAUSEA.        back to top

WAKE UP: rosemary, basil, peppermint, pine, angelica, juniper. Use: diffuser, face rinse, wear, inhale, bath. See STIMULANTS. WARMING: See stimulants-physically energizing/warming.

WARTS: Healed (A virus):clove, garlic, lemon, lavender, onion, thug, tea tree. Use: applied undiluted to wart only 3-4 times a day, then cover with bandage. NOTE: avoid eye contact!

WEIGHT LOSS: Appetite reducers: lavender, bergamot, fennel. Use: inhale, bath, wear, massage, diffuser. Increased metabolism/burn fat: eucalyptus, camphor, garlic, onion. NOTE: may decrease fluid retention!  See also DIURETICS. Gain Weight: chamomile, or chamomile&myrrh slow metabolism. Use: diffuser.

WOUNDS: lavender, bergamot, lemon, tea tree, eucalyptus, sweet thyme, ylang-ylang, Roman chamomile.

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Add 2-3 drops of essential oil to the Bath gel. 

Add the mixture to warm bath water. 

Add 5-10 drops to full bath water.

Dilute 2-4 drops of essential oils with vegetable oil first.


2-4 drops essential oils per cup or bowl of distilled water.

FOR Compress: Dip in warm water, wring cloth & lay on the desired area. Use warm water only. Cover the area with a hot, damp towel. Cover the moist towel with a dry towel. 

WEAR: Add 2-3 drops essential oil on tissue in pockets, etc.
Wear as a perfume or cologne. 


Apply directly to the skin.  Certain oils require dilution.

Oils penetrate skin.  Rapid absorption delivers benefits throughout the body within minutes.

When trying new oils, always test a small area of skin before applying over the body.


Put several drops into the palms of your hands or on a tissue.
Cup your hands over your nose and mouth.
Breathe deeply. Breathe directly from bottle, cotton, or tissue.


Disperses a fine mist of essential oils into a room.

Sets a mood of clean air.


Add 15 drops essential oils to 1 oz. vegetable oil: almond, jojoba, sesame, canola, peanut, or lotion. Sensitive skin/elders/kids: 7 drops/1 oz. vegetable oil and apply to the body.

NEAT:  Means undiluted. Use 1-2 drops on area. Apply all oils diluted, unless labeled “neat”, due to possible burning.

STEAM FACIAL OR VAPORIZER: Add 5 drops into a bowl of hot water. Cover head with towel. Inhale. Repeat 3-5 times daily. Add essential oils before each time if needed.


A small glass bottle with air pomp micro ionizes. Use essential oils undiluted. Run 15-30 minutes, 3-4 times daily. Scent pot ceramic. 5-20 drops essential oils in distilled water over candle. Don’t burn dry! 

SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER: Add 2-8 drops essential oils to 1 oz. shampoo. (Fleas, lice)

OINTMENT: Add 25 drops essential oils to 1 oz. vegetableoil/lotion.



    ~ The internal use of any essential oils or absolutes. 

    ~The use of essential oils as a substitute for necessary medical   care.  ***Always consult a qualified health professional.

     ~During pregnancy: The use of essential oils on skin esp. 1-3 months without professional advice.

* Use all essential oils diluted unless “neat” specified.

* Avoid contact with eye& sensitive skin, open wounds, cuts.

*  Always keep all essential oils out of the reach of children&pets.

* If any sort of skin rash develops, discontinue use. Try another oil.

* Use less rather than more.

* Only the finest quality pure essential oils should be used in aromatherapy.

* Keep essential oils off clothes, furniture. Many of them stain/strip wood finish.

         HAZARDOUS Essential Oils  

      not to be   used in    Aromatherapy

Everyone seems to think that "natural" is a synonym for "perfectly safe." Nothing could be further from the truth!  There are some oils that are simply dangerous to use. Below is a list of essential oils that you should never, ever use when working with aromatherapy.

Ajowan                                             Trachyspermum copticum

Aniseed                                            Pimpinella anisum

Arnica                                               Arnica montana

Bitter Almond                                Prunus  amygdalis, var amara

Boldo Leaf                                       Peumus boldus

Calamus                                           Acorus calamus-acorus

Camphor, Brown Yellow,           Cinnamomumcamphorus

Cassia                                                Cinnamomum cassia

Cinnamon Bark                             Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Colophony Pinus spp.)

Costus                                              Saussurea costus; Saussurea lappa 

Croton, Cascarilla                        Croton tiglium           

Elecampane                                   Inula helenium

Fennel (Bitter)                              Foeniculum vulgare

Fig Leaf                                           Ficus carica

Fig Leaf absolute                          Ficus carica

Horseradish                                   Cochlearia armorica

Jaborandi Leaf                              Pilocarpus jaborandi

Massoia Bark                                 Cryptocaria massoia

Melilotus                                         Melilotus officianalis

Mugwort (Armoise)                    Artemisia vulgaris

Mustard                                          Brassica nigra

Ocotea                                              Ocotea cymbarum

Origanum                                        Origanum vulgare

Origanum (Spanish)                   Thymus capitatus

Parsley Seed                                  Pertoselinum sativum

Pennyroyal (European)             Mentha pulegium

Pennyroyal (N. American)       Hedeoma pulegioides

Pine (Dwarf)                                  Pinus pumilio

Rue                                                   Ruta graveolens

Sage                                                 Salvia officinalis

Santolina, Cotton Lavender     Santolina chamaecyparissus

Sassafras                                         Sassafras albidum

Sassafras (Brazilian)                  Ocotea cymbarum

Savin                                                Juniperus sabina

Savory (Summer)                        Satureia hortensis

Savory (Winter)                            Satureia montana

Southernwood                              Artemisia abrotanum

Tansy                                                Tanacetum vulgare

Thuja (Cedarleaf)                         Thuja ocddentalis

Thuja Plicata                                  Thuja plicata

Verbena, Lemon Verbena         Lippia citriodora, Verbena 

Wintergreen                                   Gaultheria procumbens

Wormseed                                       Chenopodium anthelminticum

Wormwood                                     Artemisia absinthium


This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended, nor to be interpreted for diagnosis, prescription, medical advise, or recommendations for treatment of specific disease conditions. It is not claimed to prevent, treat, or cure, any disease or condition. Always seek medical attention. Inform your physician if you use natural remedies. Aromatherapy is not a substitute.

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