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Aromatherapy 12 Basic Oils and their uses.
(Caution: Aromatherapy is a complex art and science. Use oils mixed in carrier oils for safety.  Consider taking classes in aromatherapy before using these oils on clients.)

Oil
Uses
Lavender
  • most basic of oils
  • relaxation, calming, balancing
  • antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative, detoxifier
  • use on burns
Rosemary
  • stimulant for mental and physical body
  • antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, adrenal stimulant 
  • muscular strains and sprains, headaches, fatigue, congestion, prevents scar tissue formation
Bergamot
  • refreshing, uplifting, 
  • antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, analgesic, sedative, expectorant, deodorizer
  • can be slightly irritating to skin
Peppermint
  • digestive aid, headaches, fatigue
  • anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, stimulant, vasoconstrictor
  • cooling
Tea Tree
  • antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic
  • treatment of infections, ringworm, sunburn, acne, athlete's foot, gum disease
  • caution when applying full strength
Lemon
  • antiseptic, antibacterial, heart tonic
  • use for insect bites, tension headaches
  • uplifting
  • stimulates immune system
Tangerine
  • soothing, calming, for insomnia
  • promotes digestion
Juniper
  • purifies blood
  • protection when doing treatments
Geranium
  • eases stress
  • antidepressant, adrenal and hormone balancer, detoxifier, sedative, antiseptic
  • good for PMS and female disorders
Clary Sage
  • antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, aphrodisiac, sedative, tonic
  • relieves PMS, soothing, relaxing
Clove
  • antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant
  • relieves toothache pain, asthma, sinusitis
  • do not use directly on skin
Eucalyptus
  • antiviral, antiseptic, stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic
  • cools the body in summer and warms in winter
  • effective treatment for candida, diabetes, sunburn, congestion, cough, neuralgia

 

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