Healing Ailments With Essential Oils

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Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Essential oils are plant based and have anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-septic, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, andti-spasmodic, and anti-neuralgic healing properties. They can be used topically on various parts of the body, in some cases some can be ingested or inserted vaginally, they can be sprayed into the air or on clothing, used in the bath, on compresses, as a mouthwash, in shampoos, lotions, massage oils, as potpourri, and diffused into the air through a diffuser.

Essential oils affect the body through the nose, mouth, and skin, and move through the body with ease. When it comes into contact with nerves, it sends a signal to the brain and sets off a reaction. Once it enters the blood stream, it is able to travel throughout the body affecting various systems and organs. Like angels, they deter bacteria, fungi, and viruses, and they work on our emotional wellbeing, helping us to feel good. They also can be used for spell casting, which in essence, is a form of prayer and affirmation.

For healing purposes, oils can be used in a variety of ways. Depending on your needs, oils can be applied directly to affected areas without dilution, and they can be diluted within carrier oils and lotions. For example, if you have a broken limb, apply a few drops of ginger to the area. If you are feeling depressed, place a few drops of Ylang Ylang to pressure points on your body. Using a concoction of several essential oils, you can create your own unique massage oil or lotion to address your specific needs, symptoms, desires, and dreams.

All concoctions should be made in a dark glass bottle, and kept out of heated areas, and the sun. They maintain their frequency when kept in cool, dark places, with a tightly sealed lid. All carrier shampoos, conditioners and lotions should be natural and unscented, except when using carrier oils. Water should be distilled.

The following are some easy formulas regarding dilution and uses:

Skin: Rubbed on or massaged into the skin
Cotton swabs, compresses, gauzes and wound dressings: 1-2 drops
Mouthwash: 10-15 drops per 3.5 oz of water
Gargle: 1-2 drops per 1 oz. water
Bath: up to 15 drops in bath water
Foot bath: 5 drops per bowl of water
Lotions and massage oils: 5-10 drops per 1 oz of carrier oil or lotion
Shampoo: 5-15 drops into 3.5 oz shampoo
Scalp Treatment: 2-3 drops into a 1/2 oz oil carrier
Tissue: 1-2 drops
Skin cleanser: 2-15 drops per 3.5 oz of water
Face oil: 2-15 drops per 1 oz.
Face mask: 1 drop per 1/3 oz
Humidifier: 8 drops per pint of water
Potpourri: As much as you want
Room Spray: 10-15 drops into a water spray bottle
Pillow: 1-2 drops
Gardening: 4-8 drops per 1 gallon of water

*Pay attention to the warnings that some essential oils come with.


Black pepper, chamomile roman, clary sage, lavender, peppermint
(rub, massage, bath)

Black pepper, eucalyptus radiata, lavender, fennel, ginger, cardamom, peppermint (rub, massage, bath)

Fennel, cardamom, coriander, peppermint (massage, rub)

Lavender, peppermint, tea tree (rub, massage, bath)

Cardamom, coriander, fennel, ginger (massage, room fragrance, inhalation)

Digestive problems
Black pepper, coriander, fennel, ginger, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, peppermint (massage, rub)

Cardamom, fennel, coriander, ginger, lemon, peppermint (massage, rub, compress)

Chamomile german, marjoram, peppermint (massage, rub)

Lack of appetite
Basil, cardamom, coriander, fennel, rosemary
(Rub, massage, bath)

Loss of appetite
Chamomile roman, coriander (rub/massage)
fennel, ginger, rosemary (room fragrance spray bottle inhalation)

Appetite stimulant
Black pepper, cardamom, coriander, fennel (inhale, room fragrance)

Appetite suppressant
Cinnamon, clove, fennel, ginger (inhale, room fragrance)

Bowel Issues
Chamomile roman or german, cypress, lavender, litsea cubeba, patchouli, peppermint (massage, rub, compress, bath)

Cypress, fennel, helichrysum, peppermint (massage, rub, bath, compress)

Black pepper, cardamom, fennel, mandarin, marjoram, orange, peppermint, patchouli, rosemary, yuzu (massage, rub, bath)

Black pepper, bay, chamomile roman, clove, cinnamon, cypress, eucalyptus (massage, rub)

Bladder infection
Sandalwood, tea tree (batch, massage)
All antibiotic essential oils will work, please refer to list on pages Healing with Essential Oils or Medicinal Essential Oils

Frankincense, cypress, geranium, marjoram, rosemary, rose maroc (rub, bath, apply directly, cotton swab, lotion or cream)

Missed periods
Clary sage, fennel, geranium, rose maroc (massage, rub, bath)

Irregular periods
Clary sage, fennel, geranium, rose maroc (massage, rub, bath)

Painful periods
Bay, clary sage, chamomile roman, clove, geranium, helichrysum, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, rose maroc (massage, rub, bath)

Excessive bleeding
Chamomile roman, lavender, geranium, marjoram (compress, massage, rub, bath)

Black pepper, cypress, fennel, juniper, lemongrass, orange, sandalwood (massage, rub, bath)

Chamomile roman, clary sage, cypress, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, rose maroc, sandalwood (bath, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Bergamot, geranium, neroli, rose otto (bath, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Chamomile roman, clary sage, marjoram, spikenard, vetiver (bath, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Hot flashes
Chamomile roman, clary sage, eucalyptus radiata, fennel, geranium, lavender, yuzu (cool bath, massage, rub, spray)

Excessive sweating
Clary sage, cypress (cool bath, rub, spray)

Chamomile roman, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary (compress, rub, apply 1-2 drops directly on affected areas)

Lavender, juniper, rose otto, yuzu (bath, massage)

Chamomile roman, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, yuzu (inhale, bath, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Basil, eucalyptus globulus or radiata, grapefruit, lavender, marjoram, melissa, peppermint, rose otto, rosemary (inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance, bath)

Eucalyptus radiata, lavender, marjoram, peppermint (inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance, bath)

Cold related
Eucalyptus radiata, peppermint (inhale, massage, bath, rub, room fragrance)

Sinus congestion
Basil, peppermint, eucalyptus globulus (inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance, bath)

Basil, cardamom, eucalyptus radiata (inhale, massage, rub, bath, room fragrance)

Manuka, Tea tree

Geranium, manuka, myrrh, tea tree (mouthwash, massage)

Bad breath
Clove, lavender, peppermint, tea tree (mouthwash)

Black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile german or roman, cinnamon, cypress, ginger, helichrysum, juniper, lavender, lemon, eucalyptus radiata or globulus, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, tea tree, thyme linalol (massage, rub, bath, compress)

Analgesic pain relief
Black pepper, chamomile roman, helichrysum, yuzu (massage, rub, bath, compress, gauze)

Nail fungus
Tea tree, tagetes, manuka, melissa (rub, cotton swab)

Athlete’s Foot
Lavender, manuka, myrrh, palmarosa, patchouli, tagetes, tea tree (foot bath, cotton swab, drops directly on area)

Sweaty feet
Cypress, clary sage, eucalyptus globulus or radiata or citriodora, geranium, peppermint, tea tree (bath, foot bath, massage, rub)

Body odour
Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, geranium, juniper, lemon (rub, massage, bath, spray, wash)

Back pain
Basil, black pepper, chamomile roman, clary sage, cypress, ginger, helichrysum, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, spikenard, thyme (massage, rub, bath)

Chamomile roman or german, lavender, helichrysum, juniper, peppermint (compress, massage, rub, apply directly)

Stiff neck
Basil, clary sage, ginger, lavender, peppermint, rosemary (bath, massage, rub)

Aches and pains
Basil, bay, black pepper, chamomile roman, clary sage, eucalyptus globulus, ginger, helichrysum, marjoram, ormenis flower, peppermint, rosemary, thyme linalol, vetiver (massage, rub, bath)

Chamomile roman, clary sage, lavender, marjoram, ormenis flower, spikenard, vetiver, ylang ylang (massage, rub, bath, compress)

clary sage, cypress, geranium, or juniper (rub, massage, bath)

Exercise related cramps
Geranium, marjoram, rosemary (massage, rub, bath)

Recurring cramps
Geranium, juniper, rosemary (rub, massage, bath)

Bone fractures
Ginger (drops directly on skin)

Black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, cypress, eucalyptus globulus or radiata, fennel, frankincense, helichrysum, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, peppermint, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, tagetes, thyme linalol (rub, inhale, room fragrance)

Dry coughs
Frankincense, helichrysum, marjoram (rub, inhale, room fragrance)

Cough with voice loss
Frankincense, lemon, sandalwood, ravensara (rub, inhale, room fragrance)

Cinnamon, pine, ravensara, thyme linalol (inhale, massage, rub, bath)

General cold
Basil, bay, black pepper, clove, eucalyptus globulus or radiata, frankincense, ginger, lemon, manuka, marjoram, myrrh, orange, oregano, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree, thyme linalol (inhale, bath, rub, massage, room fragrance)

Basil, cinnamon, bay, clove, ginger, marjoram, thyme (red or linalol) (inhale, room fragrance)

Bay, oregano, ravensara, thyme (red or linalol) (inhale, room fragrance)

Bay, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus globulus, oregano, pine, thyme (red or linalol) (inhale, room fragrance)

Runny nose
Basil, ginger (inhale, room fragrance)

Black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, clove, geranium, ormenis flower (massage, rub)

Bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german or roman, eucalyptus globulus or radiata, ginger, lemon, melissa, ravensara, tea tree (compress, inhale, room fragrance, rub)

Chamomile german, lavender (compress, massage, rub)

Respiratory Issues
General breathing problems
Basil, cedarwood, eucalyptus globulus, frankincense, oregano, peppermint, ravensara, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme (red or linalol) (Bath, massage, rub, inhale)

Cinnamon, clove, oregano, ravensara, thyme (red or linalol) (rub, inhale, room fragrance)

Cedarwood, chamomile german, cypress, eucalyptus globulus or radiata or citriodora, frankincense, lavender, marjoram, neroli, pine, rose otto, yuzu (massage, rub, bath, inhale, room fragrance)

Basil, clove, chamomile roman, lavender (inhale, room fragrance)

Basil, lavender, peppermint, rosemary (inhale, room fragrance)

Basil, eucalyptus globulus, pine, rosemary (inhale, rub)

Black pepper, cardamom, clary sage, frankincense, grapefruit, lemon, marjoram, orange, mandarin, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, spikenard, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang (bath, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Jet lag
Basil, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, peppermint, rosemary (bath, massage, rub, inhale, room fragrance)

Ginger (inhale)

Clove, fennel, ginger, melissa, peppermint, sandalwood (inhale, room fragrance, massage, rub)

over eating nausea
Coriander, fennel (inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Traveling nausea
Ginger, peppermint (inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Migraine induced nausea
Lavender, peppermint (inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Chilliness with cold hands and feet
black pepper, geranium, ginger, helichrysum, rosemary (massage, rub, bath, foot bath)

Bay, black pepper, cypress, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, marjoram, peppermint, rose otto, rose maroc, rosemary, thyme linalol (massage, rub, bath)

Circulatory disorders
Basil, bay, black pepper, clove, eucalyptus globulus or radiate, frankincense, ginger, lemon, manuka, marjoram, myrrh, orange, oregano, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree, thyme linalol (massage, rub, bath, inhale)

Raynaud’s disease
Clove, geranium, marjoram, rose maroc (bath, massage, rub, inhale)

Mental State
Bergamot, chamomile roman, lavender, linden blossom, melissa, spikenard (bath, massage, inhale, rub, room fragrance)

Chamomile roman, clary sage, geranium, lavender, neroli, mandarin, marjoram, ormenis flower, petitgrain, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang (bath, massage, inhale, rub, room fragrance)

Nervous tension
Clary sage, jasmine, juniper, lavender, linden blossom, mandarin, marjoram, ormenis flower, palmarosa, rose otto, tose maroc, sandalwood, spikenard, vetiver, ylang ylang, yuzu (bath, inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Relaxing or anxiety
Bergamot, carnation, chamomile roman, clary sage, eucalyptus citriodora, geranium, hyacinth, jasmine, lavender, linden blossom, litsea cubeba, neroli, ormenis flower, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose otto, rose maroc, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang (bath, inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Emotional crisis
Bergamot, hyacinth, linden blossom, rose otto, rose maroc (bath, inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Bergamot, chamomile roman, frankincense, ginger, lavender, neroli, spikenard, vetiver (bath, inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Bergamot, carnation, chamomile roman, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, linden blossom, litsea cubeba, melissa, neroli, ormenos flower, poathcouli, petitgrain, rose maroc, rose otto, sandalwood, ylang ylang, yuzu (bath, inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Mental exhaustion
Basil, eucalyptus citrodora or globulus or radiata, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, pine, yuzu (Bath, inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Hyacinth, linden blossom, rose otto (bath, inhale, massage, room fragrance)

Lavender, neroli, rose otto (bath, inhale, massage, rub, room fragrance)

Black pepper, cardamom, jasmine, neroli, rose otto, rose maroc, sandalwood, ylang ylang (massage, bath, rub)

Clary sage, cardamom, ginger, ormenis flower, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang (massage, bath, rub, room fragrance)