Thursday, June 14, 2007

Aromatherapy~7 Essential essential oils

If you are looking for just a few essential oils to have on hand this article is for you.Seven essential oils every budding aromatherapist needs in their medicine cabinet.

  • Lavender- soothes the skin, can be used as an antispasmodic, antiseptic, and digestive aid, mild sedative effect, stimulates and cleanses the skin, increases blood flow to the muscles, relieves headaches and migraines

  • Lemon- aids digestion, tonic effect on intestines & stomach, sedative, anti-congestive agent, reduces fevers

  • Peppermint-Digestive aid, reduces gas, relieves nausea, cold & flu symptoms, eases headaches, & menstrual cramps. Also when mixed with vinegar can soothe sunburn pain.

  • Eucalyptus-used externally for congestion, clear sinuses.

  • Tea Tree-This is a medicine cabinet in a bottle. Immune Stimulating, anti-viral, anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-infectious agent.

  • Chamomile- Soothes digestive disorders, moderate sedative, relieves cold & flu symptoms,, soothes irritated skin, antispasmodic, relieves menstrual cramps, and anti-infective agent.

  • Rosemary- Stimulant, tonic, astringent, increases urine output, expectorant, aids in digestion, antioxidant, may prevent Alzheimer

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