Healing With Essential Oils
Ever wonder what essential oils can do? The aromas are beautiful, reminding us of fresh picked flowers, herbs, spices and the woodsy smells of pine trees. And the awakening fresh aromas of orange, grapefruit, bergamot and lime. I traveled without my oils for 2 weeks recently. When I returned and opened my mini fridge full of oils, I felt a comfort, a sense of peace. Truly mentally and emotionally calming and healing. Along with the aromas that lighten our senses, comfort and relax us, essential oils have therapeutic actions that can help ease inflammation as well as aches and pains, clear up stuffiness and ease and relieve the duration of colds and flu. Essential oils have been known to assist in lowering blood pressure and fight off respiratory diseases and rid ourselves of pesky mosquitoes.
Each oil has it's own unique composition of components which affects how they smell, how they absorb into the body and how the affect the body therapeutically. With this quick list, you can choose what therapeutic actions you desire and aromas that are pleasing to your personal needs and senses. This list is not all-inclusive but a starting place to research and expand upon. Locate the action you need. Then choose the oils that appeal to your senses. Start by combining a only a few drops of 2 oils. It may only take two but that is the fun of blending; creating something personal to you. Always keep safety in mind.
Healing Actions of Essential Oils:
Airborne antimicrobial: Cinnamon, Copaiba Balsam, Kanuka, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Thyme ct. linalool
Acne Issues: Bergamot, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Vetiver
Anti-diarrhea: Cypress, Lavender, Opopanax, Peppermint
Anti-fungal: Juniper Berry, Nutmeg, Ravintsara, Rosemary
Anti-histaminic: Tea Tree, Clove Bud, Oregano, Holy Basil, Thyme ct. thymol