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Natural Remedy Reference Guide III: Skin Edition

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Aromatherapy Essential Oil Reference Chart

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Reference Chart

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Oil
Properties
Uses
Precautions
Part of Plant Used







Cedarwood (Cedrus Atlantica)

antiseptic astringent energizing stimulant

stress tension
deodorant           insect repellent




wood




Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

anti- inflammatory antidepressant disinfectant soothing diuretic



anxiety       depression irritability
stress






flowers
Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus)
energizing stimulating soothing


insect repellent



all parts



Clary Sage
(Salvia sclarea)
antispasmodic
calming relaxing soothing tonic warming

moodiness panic restlessness stress tension


do not use pregnancy



flowering tops


Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
antiseptic
antiviral bactericidal decongestant expectorant stimulating

frustration anger stress
tension       depression




leaves & twigs


Frankincense (Buswellia thurifera)


calming grounding, toning
aging skin     disturbed grief
stress         vulnerability




resin

Grapefruit
(Citrus paradisi)
energizing freshening, tonic
air freshener cellulite depression
lethargy seasonal affective disorder (SAD) congestion
sun sensitivity
peel of fruit
Jasmine (absolute) (Jasmineum officinale)
aphrodisiac antidepressant energizing soothing uplifting
anxiety
apathy depression nervous tension shyness
do not use during pregnancy
flowers
Juniper (Juniperus communis)
antimicrobial
antiseptic astringent energizing
confusion
exhaustion emotional distress
do not use during pregnancy
berries
Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)
analgesic
antidepressant antimicrobial antiseptic bactericidal balancing calming soothing
anti- inflammatory
anxiety fear insomnia hysteria depression panic
restlessness
flowering tops
Lemon
(Citrus limonum)
anti-infectious antiseptic bactericidal
uplifting
refreshing
nervous conditions
sun sensitivity
rind of fruit
Orange (Citrus aurantium)
cleansing
antidepressant astringent calming
mildly sedative tonic
anxiety
depression insomnia
sun sensitivity
rind of fruit
Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli)
antidepressant
anti- inflammatory antiseptic aphrodisiac astringent calming soothing insecticidal
earth grounding anxiety depression stress
acne
athlete's foot dandruff
leaves
Peppermint (Mentha piperata)
decongestant
energizing stimulating
centering
focus
grounding awakening
leaves


Rose (Rosa damascena)
antidepressant
aphrodisiac antiseptic calming centering
anxiety depression hopelessness insecurity
do not use during pregnancy
flowers
Rosemary (Rosmarius officinalis)
analgesic antiseptic energizing stimulating
focus concentration
indecision procrastination hangover
head aches muscular tension
do not use during pregnancy or if epileptic
leaves & flowering tips
Sandalwood (Santalum album)
antiseptic aphrodisiac astringent calming sedative
soothing
apprehension depression
shyness timidity
wood
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
antifungal
anti-infectious antimicrobial antiseptic decongestant antiviral disinfectant energizing stimulant
athlete's foot acne infections psoriasis dandruff sinusitis
Dosage Reference Chart
Quick Reference Chart ofDosages and Directions for Treatment
Applications Essential Oil Drop Dosage
AromaticWrap Soak sheeting in10-15dropsand hand-hot water
Bathe 4 drops in asmall dish of cold boiled water
Bath 6-8 drops in bath filled with warm water
Body Scrub Massage blend applied to body brush
Compress 6-8 drops in cold or warm water
Friction Rub 50/50 dilution inLavender or base oil
Hand Friction Rub 2 drops neatto palm. rub to heat.Cup hands , inhale deeply
HydrosolSpray 5 drops to 20mls of hydrosol spray (floral water)
Gargle 1-2 drops in a glass cold boiled water
Steam inhalation 2-3 drops in bowl of steaming water
Massage Ratio of one drop to 2ml baseoil as a general guide


Neat 1 drop direct topical application to skin
Paper Funnel Inhalation 2-3 drops in base of paper towel, rolled into a cone shape
Pillow 1 dropeither sideof pillow
Poultice 4 drops to 2 tablespoonsful of poultice base
Pulse point 1 drop to 1ml carrier oil
Room Air Spray 50 drops in 100ml pure water ingarden spray or spray top bottle
Skin Oil / Lotion Cream
/Ointment 1 drop for each 2ml(body), 4ml (facial)
Sitz Bath 3-4 dropsin a bowl large enough to sit in, filled withcool/warm water
Tissue /Hankie 1-2 drops direct on cloth
Vapouriser 6-8 drops in saucer of water (candle lit)
6-8 drops directin electric
NORMAL SKIN: Lavender,Geranium, Rosemary, Rosewood,Evening Primrose,Sweet Orange, Cedarwood.
DRY SKIN: Lavender, Sandalwood, Geranium, Cedarwood, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Evening Primrose, Frankincense.
OILY SKIN: Cypress, Cedarwood, Lavender, Bergamot, Rosemary, Lemon,Sweet Orange, Juniper, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Lemongrass.
MATURE SKIN: Frankincense,Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Rosewood, Patchouli, Fennel, Lavender, Geranium, Cypress, Evening Primrose.
BLEMISHED SKIN: Rosemary, Lavender, Teatree, Lemon, Geranium.
SENSITIVE SKIN: Lavender, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Evening Primrose.


Ailment Oil Adult Dosage (over 12 years) Application


COLD & FLU (Temporary Relief of Symptoms)
LEMON PEPPERMINT EUCALYPTUS
4 Drops
Combination
On tissue: use as required to clear head.
LAVENDER TEA TREE EUCALYPTUS LEMON
6 Drops Combination of three
Vapouriser: During day to combat germs.
PEPPERMINT ROSEMARY TEA TREE EUCALYPTUS
2 Drops Combination of two
Inhalation: During day as decongestant.
LAVENDER GERANIUM MAJORAM
6-8 Drop
Combination
Bath: In evening to aid sleep.
LA\'ENDER EUCALYPTUS CEDARWOOD
4-6 Drops
Combination in
5-lOml Base oil
Chest Back Rub: Before bed or during day.
COLD SORES
(Relief of Symptoms)
GERANIUM TEA TREE
Neat: 1 Drop
On cotton bud. Apply to affected area as soon as tingling of skin starts.
CRAMPS
(Relief of Pain)
MARJORAM CYPRESS GERANIUM
3-4 Drop
Combination in
5ml Base oil
Massage: For leg cramps
Warm Compress: To abdomen and Leg.
CUTS & GRAZES
LAVENDER LEMON
TEA TREE EUCALYPTUS
6-10 Drops Combination or any single type. Add to l lt. boiled water
Bathe: To cleanse and sterilise.
Leave wound uncovered if possible or add
1 drop Lavender neat to plaster.
NOTE: SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF CUT IS DEEP OR BLOOD LOSS SIGNIFICANT
EARACHE
LAVENDER
1 Drop
Neat: Apply to cotton wool and gently place in outer ear and dab behind ear.
Warm Compress: Hot water bottle.
FEVER
(Temporary Relief of
Symptoms)
PEPPERMINT EUCALYPTUS BERGAMOT LAVENDER LEMONGRASS
1 Drop of
Combination of
3
Tepid/Cool Compress:
Apply to feet, arms and forehead. Add to bowl tepidwater and sponge body.
(NB: Lemongrass: Caution on skin).
WARNING: DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS & ALWAYS CONSULT A DOCTOR IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST.
HANGOVER
(Relief of Symptoms)
FENNEL JUNIPER ROSEMARY
2 Drops each in
10ml Carrier oil
Massage: circular motion to liver area.
1 Drop each
Cold Compress: To head and back of neck.
HAYFEVER
(Relief of Symptoms)
PEPPERMINT LEMON ROSEMARY LAVENDER CLOVE GERANIUM EUCALYPTUS
4 Drop
Combination 3
Tissue: Inhale as required
5 Drops/l0 ml
Base oil
Massage: Neck, chest and back.
6 Drops
Combination3
Vapouriser: To clear atmosphere
NOTE: HAYFEVER AFFECTS PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT WAYS SO EXPERIMENT WITH THE ABOVE OILS TO SELECT THE BEST FOR YOU.


HEADACHE (Temporary Relief of Symptoms)
PEPPERMINT ROSEMARY EUCALYPTUS LEMON
3 Drops
Combination3
Inhalation: To help sinus headache
BASIL GERANIUM LAVENDER CLARY SAGE MARJORAM
4-6 Drops
Combination of
3 in Base oil
Massage: Scalp, neck and shoulders for tension headache.
LAVENDER TEA TREE EUCALYPTUS PEPPERMINT LEMON
4-6 Drop
Combination
Cold Compress: Apply to temples and neck.
4 Drops
Tissue: Inhale when required.
2 Drops
Pillow: To helpsleep.
INSOMNIA
(Relief of )
LAVENDER ORANGE MARJORAM CLARYSAGE FRANKINCENSE SANDALWOOD YLANG YLANG
10 Drop
Combination of
3 in 20ml
Carrier oil
Massage: Before bed.
2 Drops of one.
Pillow: A drop each side.
6-8 Drops
Combination of
3
Bath: Before bed.
MENSTRUATION
(Relief of Pain)
CLARY SAGE JUNIPER YLANG YLANG MARJORAM
4-6 Drop
Combination of
3 in l0ml Base oil
Massage: Clockwise over solar plexus, lower abdomen and lower back. Warm Compress: Applied to abdomen and lower back.
(Use hot water bottle)
NOTE: SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE IFPAIN PERSISTS,
MOUTH ULCERS
ORANGE CLOVE BUD TEA TREE
1 Drop of either
Apply to cotton bud and apply to area.
NAUSEA
PEPPERMINT ORANGE LEMON LAVENDER
2 Drops of one.
Tissue: Inhale as needed.
NOSEBLEEDS
LAVENDER CYPRESS
1 Drop each in ice cold water.
Cold Compress: (Hankie) to bridge of nose.
PIMPLES
LAVENDER LEMON
3 Drop Combination 3 in 5ml Base oil.
Dab on affected area with Cotton bud.
TEA TREE PEPPERMINT
1 Drop neat
Dab on affected area with cotton bud


SUNBURN
(Relief of Pain)
LAVENDER
2 Drops
Add to tub of natural yogurt,apply and cover with Cotton t-shirt.
LAVENDER TEA TREE SANDALWOOD PEPPERMINT
4-6 Drop
Combination in
10ml Jojoba
Bath: Tepid water to soothe and cool. Skin Oil: Smoothe over gently to nourish.
TOOTHACHE (Temporary Relief of Pain)
CLOVE PEPPERMINT TEA TREE
1 Drop
Apply to Cotton bud, dab on affected tooth or dilute in Base oil for children.(Avoid lips).
CAUTION: SEE DENTIST IF PAIN PERSISTS.
WARTS
LEMON CLOVE LAVENDER
1 Drop of any
Apply to cotton bud. Dab direct on wart.
LEGEND:
C = Compress
D = Direct Application
B = Bathe
M = Massage
T = Tissue
Lavender/Tea Tree
D
Bites
Lavender/Tea Tree
D
Blisters
Geranium/Lavender
C
Bruises
Lavender
C
Bumps
Geranium
C B
Chills
Eucalyptus/Peppermint
M T
Colds
Lavender/Eucalyptus/Tea Tree
B
Cuts
Geranium
C M
Cramps
Eucalyptus/Lavender
C B
Fever
Eucalyptus/Peppermint/Lavender/Geranium
M T
Hayfever
Peppermint/Lavender
C M T
Headache
Lavender/Eucalyptus
C B
Heat Exhaustion
Lavender/Peppermint/Eucalyptus/Tea Tree/Geranium
M
Insect Repellent


Muscle Aches Lavender/Eucalyptus C B M
Rashes Geranium/Eucalyptus/Lavender C B
Sleeplessness Lavender/Geranium C B M
Sunburn Lavender/Peppermint/Eucalyptus B M
Travel Sickness Peppermint C T
Toothache Peppermint/Tea Tree D
Vomiting Peppermint/Lavender C T
Upset Tummy Lavender/Peppermint C M T
Effect
Lemon
Sweet
Marjoram
Orange
Peppermint
Rose
Rosemary
Sandalwood
Tea- Tree
Ylang
Ylang
anti-bacterial
X
X
X
X
anti- inflammation
X
X
X
X
anti- rheumatic
X
X
anti- spasmodic
X
X
X
X
anti-viral
X
X
X
asthma
X
X
bronchitis
X
X
X
X
X
calming
X
X
X
X
X
colds
X
X
X
X
depression
X
X
X
X
X
disinfectair
X
X
X
X
energize
X
X
fatigue
X
X
fevers
X
X
X
Effect
Lemon
Sweet
Marjoram
Orange
Peppermint
Rose
Rosemary
Sandalwood
Tea- Tree
Ylang
Ylang
headache/migraine
X
X
X
hypertension
X
X
X
insomnia
X
X
X
X
X
meditation
X
menstrual cramps
X
X
X
menopause
X
mental acuity
X
X
muscle stress
X
X
nervousness
X
X
X
X
X
pms
X




pain relief
X
X
X
stress
X
X
X
X

wounds/burns
X





When pregnant avoid Atlas Cedar, Basil, ClarySage, Juniper, Marjoram, Peppermint& Rosemary.


Clary Sage should be avoided if you have endometriosis, breast, ovarian or uterine cysts,estrogen dependentconditions (cancers).
Avoid Rosemary if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy. Peppermint and Lemon may irritate sensitive skin.
Bergamot, Lemon and Orange maycause skin sensitivityto the sun.