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WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Substances extracted from certain species of flowers, plants, fruits, leaves, roots, and trees. There are presently about 300 different essential oils manufactured. These are powerful substances. It's extraordinary that it takes 1,000 pounds of oranges to produce 10 pounds of pure orange essential oil! Knowing this, we must train ourselves to apply these oils with care.
Tea tree has an extremely broad range of antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties that have been confirmed by scientific research. I use Tea Tree on skin blemishes, as well as on small wounds prone to infection (diluted). It can also be effectively employed for Candida (yeast) issues such as Thrush & Athlete's foot. Tea Tree is irreplaceable in your home cleaning arsenal. It is able to repel certain bugs, as well as fight mold and an array of germs.
Its anti-inflammatory action is responsible for the beginnings of modern aromatherapy, as Dr. Jean Valnet discovered Lavender's healing properties after being burned in a laboratory accident. Lavender is considered to speed wound healing and reduce scarring. The oil is also pleasantly calming, and can be used to reduce stress in a variety of situations - a commonly used technique is to apply Lavender oil 'neat' (undiluted) to the soles of the feet of patients recovering from almost any ailment. Lavender is lovely in almost any massage oil blend. In my practice, I add it to a Hair Restore Serum and Stress/Tension Release Blend.
An excellent digestive tonic, Peppermint essential oil can sooth many stomach complaints, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. For the traveler, it's effective in calming motion sickness. In my practice, I add peppermint to oil blends that are addressing hot/inflamed muscles. The cooling effect of this oil is refreshingly therapeutic. Finally, Peppermint is considered to be an effective insect repellent when applied on body's pulse points (behind ears, neck, knees, wrist).
Eucalyptus is most often used for respiratory conditions, able to clear congestion with coughs and colds. This oil is a strong support to the immune system in winter. I place drops on the sinus Reflex points (pads of toes) to help relieve clients with sinus issues. Diffusing Eucalyptus can kill most staphylococcus bacteria. When combined with Lemon or Citronella, Eucalyptus is a mighty mosquito determent. And all us Mainers' say, "Thank you God!"
Rosemary essential oil is an effective mental stimulant, encouraging focus and memory. Also, when used in a bath or on pulse points such as the wrist or temples, can calm a tension headache. It has a slight warming effect particularly useful for arthritic joints and muscular aches & tension. It also has a long history of treatment for colds and flu - Rosemary was a component of 'Four Thieves Vinegar', which robbers rubbed upon their bodies to prevent infection when up to no good during the plague years. Also, Rosemary is the essential oil most often associated with improving hair growth in cases of Alopecia.
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~Natural Health Consultant
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