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Aromatherapy Essential Oils Chart

Essential oil

Use oil to treat

Suggested usage

Blends well with

Warnings
Angelica
Skin irritation, congested skin, psoriasis, flatulance, anemia, detoxifying rheumatism, gout, fatigue and stress relief, insight, mediation      
Anise
Aids digestion, antiseptic, eases headaches and respiratory problems, muscle relaxant. Stimulating and uplifitng, balancing, clears the mind      

Basil

Bronchitis, Headache, Migraine, Digestive Aid, Mouth Ulcer, Gum Infection, cold sores

Massage, bath, hot compress, mouthwash

Lavender, Geranium, Bergamot

Undiluted it may irritate sensitive skin
Benzoin
Coughs, cold, flu, tension, aching joints, dry skin, dermititis Massage, steam inhalation, compress    

Bergamot

Cystitis, Anxiety, Skincare, Urethritis, Appetite Regulator, Digestive Aid, Acne

Massage, bath, compress, vaporiser

Cypress, Neroli, Jasmine

Sensitive to sunlight

Black pepper

Digestive Tract, Antispasmodic, Kidneys, Muscle Pain, Stiff Joints, Anaemia

Massage, bath

Sandalwood, Rosemary, Marjoram, Frankincense, Lavender

Don't overuse

Cajeput

Infection, Cold, Catarrh, Sinusitis, Headaches, Pain Killing, Sore Throats

Bath, mouthwash, compress

Lavender to balance

Don't use before bedtime, may irritate sensitive skin
Cardamom
Antiseptic, helps digestive problems and gas, used for nausea and headache.      
Carrot seed
Clears oily skin and acne, dermatitis, antiseptic, soothes cold sores, aids digestion, cold, flu, antiseptic, immune system booster, anti-depressant      

Cedarwood

Antiseptic, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Cystitis, Urinal and Vaginal Infections

Massage, bath, inhale, vaporize,local wash

Sandalwood, Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli, Juniper

Do not use during pregnancy

Chamomile

Stomach Upsets, Anti-inflammatory, Eyes, Insomnia, Sprains, Earaches, Hair, Soothing, Aches & Pains, Eczema

Massage, bath, vaporiser, compress

Melissa, Lavender, Rose, Cedarwood, Neroli, Geranium

 
Cinnamon
Strong antiseptic, aids poor circulation, muscle aches, colds, flu, male aphrodisiac, stimulating, warming      

Clary sage

Muscle Relaxant, Asthma, Digestive, Tonic, Stress, Tension, Menstrual, Cramps, Depression, Aches, Flu

Massage, bath, vaporiser

Lavender, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Geranium, Cypress, Orange

Do not use during pregnancy or with alcohol
Clove
Antiseptic, treats colds and flus and nausea, tooth and gum pain, acne      

Coriander

Stimulates Appetite, Analgestic, Flatulence, Rheumatic Pains, Aids Digestion

Massage, bath

Jasmine, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Neroli, Rose, Geranium

Do not use during pregnancy

Cypress

Astringent, Antiseptic, Circulation, Asthma, Menstrual Regulation, Haemorrhoids

Massage, bath, vaporize, local wash

Bergamot, Juniper, Pine, Lemon, Lavender, Orange

 

Eucalyptus

Decongestant, Antiviral, Colds, Influenza, Antiseptic, Wounds, Burns, Muscular Pain

Massage, bath, hot compress

Melissa, Lavender, Lemon, Pine, Thyme, Chamomile

Do not overuse

Fennel

Carminative, Digestive, Flatulence, PMT, Regulates Menstrual Cycle, Detoxifying

Bath, massage, inhalation, mouthwash

Rose, Sandalwood, Juniper

Do  not overuse

Frankincense

Anxiety, Respiratory Infections, Soothing, Asthma, Uterine Tonic

Massage, bath, vaporiser

Neroli, Myrrh, Sandalwood

 

Garlic

High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Cough, Blood Circulation, Colds, Cholesterol

Hot compress

Lavender, Peppermint

Do not use during pregnancy

Geranium

Antidepressant, Astringent, Diuretic, Haemostatic, Promotes Healing, PMT

Massage, bath, vaporiser

Bergamot, Citronella, Lemon Grass, Lavender

 

Ginger

Catarrh, Diarrhoea, Rheumatism, Colds, Flu, Cramps, Nausea, Travel & Morning Sickness

Massage, warm compress, inhalation, bath,vaporizer

Lavender, Orange, Neroli

 
Grapefruit
Tissue toning, treats congested skin, cellulitis, diuretic, digestive, antiseptic, liver tonic. Relieves nervous exhaustion and stress, joyful and energizing Massage, bath, vaporize    
Hyssop
Very emollient, softens scars. Antirheumatic, hypotension, diuretic, relieves grief Vaporiser, massage, compress    

Jasmine

Uterine, Menstrual Pain, Antidepressant, Cramps, Coughs, Childbirth, Chest

Massage, inhale

Neroli, Sandalwood, Rose, Cedarwood

 

Juniper

Diuretic, Detoxifying, Astringent, Tonic, Eczema, Cystitis, Purifying

Massage, bath, vaporizer

Sandalwood, Bergamot, Geranium, Rosemary, Marjoram

Do not use during pregnancy, do not overuse

Lavender

Analgesic, Antibiotic, Antiviral, Headache, Menstrual Pain, Acne, Anti-inflammatory

Massage, bath, vaporiser, compress

Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Geranium, Pine

 

Lemon

Stimulates Immune System, Corns, Warts, Bleeding Gums, Digestive & Circulatory Tonic

Dab with cotton swab, massage, inhalation

Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Juniper, Cedarwood

Undiluted oil may irritate sensitive skin, do not overuse

Lemon grass

Infections, Fever, Digestive, Tonic, Headache, Deodorant, Footbaths

Massage, vaporizer, bath

Lavender, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Rose

Undiluted oil may irritate sensitive skin
Lime
Very emollient, softens scars, antirheumatic, hypotension, diuretic      
Linden blossom
Mild astringent, emollient, tonic, antispasmodic, diuretic, calming      

Marjoram

Respiratory Problems, Cold, Insomnia, Blood Pressure, Rheumatism, Arthritis

Inhale, bath, massage, vaporizer

Lavender, Bergamot, Rosemary

Do not use during pregnancy

Marigold

Dry Skin, Nappy Rash, Promotes Healing, Varicose Veins, Chronic Ulcers

Massage, bath, local wash, hot compress

Mandarin

 

Melissa

Eczema, Skin, Allergies, Coughs, Shock, Menstral Regulations, Blood Pressure

Massage, bath, vaporizer

Lavender, Rose, Neroli, Geranium

Undiluted oil may irritate sensitive skin

Myrrh

Promotes Healing, Stomach, Eczema, Acne, Anti-inflammatory, Mouth Ulcers, Digestive

Gargle, bath, inhale, massage

Sandalwood, Frankincense

Do not use during pregnancy

Myrtle

Astringent, Acne, Catarrh, Bronchial, Chest, Haemorrhoids, Urinary Infections

Inhale, bath, massage, vaporizer

Lavender, Cypress, Neroli, Lemon, Geranium

 

Neroli

Antidepressant, Antispasmodic, Insomnia, Gentle Sedative, Shock, Gums, Mouth

Inhale, bath, massage, cold compress

Rose, Sandalwood, Lavender, Jasmine, Lemon, Bergamot

 

Nutmeg

Circulation, Heart, Digestion, Bad Breath, Rheumatic Pain, Appetizer

Massage, inhaltion, mouthwash, cold compress

Clove, Orange, Rosemary

Do not overuse

Orange

Antispasmodic, Stomach, Mild Sedative, Constipation, Chronic Diarrhoea

Massage, mouthwash, vaporizer, bath

Ylang Ylang, Juniper, Sandalwood, Cypress, Cinnamon

Do not use before bedtime, sensitive to sunlight
Orange blossom
Sensitive skin, diarrhoea, shock, fear, depression Massage, skin tonic, inhale, bath    

Patchouli

Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Astringent, Fluid Retention, Anti-inflammatory, Stings

Massage, warm compress, inhalation

Ylang Ylang, Rose, Bergamot, Lemon, Geranium, Jasmine

Do not overuse

Peppermint

Colic, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Vomiting, Stomach Pain, Cold, Fever, Headache, bad breath

Massage, inhalation, mouthwash

Eucalyptus, Lavender, Majoram, Rosemary

Do not use before bedtime, may irritate senstive skin
Petitgrain
Memory, stress, irritated skin, fluid retention Inhale, massage, bath    

Pine

Chest Infections, Colds, Sore Throats, Circulation, Rheumatic Pains, Lungs

Massage, bath, hot compress

Eucalyptus, Lavender

Do not use undiluted

Rose

Antidepressant, Anorexia, Regulating Menstrual, Confidence Improving

Massage, bath, vaporiser, inhalation

Neroli, Sandalwood, Jasminie, Geranium

 

Rosemary

Heart, Liver, Colds, Gallbladder, Catarrh, Speech, Sinusitis, Asthma, Sight, Memory, dandruff

Inhale, massage, bath, cold compress,vaporizer

Peppermint, Lemon, Bergamot, Basil, Cedar wood

Do not use during pregnancy, do not overuse
Rosewood
Tissue regenerator, sensitive skin, tonic, antiseptic, analgesic, calming, balancing, anti-depressant      
Sage
Aching joints, fluid retention, perspiration, sore gums, nervous exhaustion Bath, massage, mouthwash    

Sandalwood

Antiseptic, Dry Skin, Sore Throat, Cystitis, Bronchitis, Urinary Infection

Massage, inhale, bath, vaporizer

Frankincense, Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang

 

Tea tree

Influenza, Fungi, Viruses, Warts, Ringworm, Cold Sores, Blisters, Acne

Massage, bath, vaporizer

Lavender

Undiluted it may irritate sensitive skin
Thyme
Cold, flu, muscle fatigue, arthritis, whopping cough, tonsilitis, sore throat Inhale, massage, gargle, bath    
Tuberose
Sensuality, fragrant, softening, relaxing, and euphoric, centers emotions      
Verbena
Antiseptic, emollient, reduces skin swelling, antispasmodic, detoxifying, sedating, spirit lifting      
Vetivert
Stress, aching legs, hysteria, stiff neck Bath, massage    

Ylang ylang

Relieves Sexual Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Slows Breathing, Antidepressant, PMS

Massage, bath, vaporizer, skin tonic

Sandalwood, Lemon, Orange, Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli

Do not overuse

 

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