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10 Ways to Use Essential Oils- Health

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  1. To treat irritating cold sores and blisters, mix 1 drop each of Chamomile, Lavender and Tea Tree with 1 drop of a carrier oil and apply to cold sore or blister 3 times a day or until it disappears.
  2. For nausea, mix 1 drop of Peppermint, Patchouli, Ginger or Nutmeg with 4 drops of a carrier oil and dot the mixture behind each ear and around navel 2-3 times hourly.
  3. Have sore feet? Mix 10 drops Patchouli or Peppermint with 1 tbsp. Epsom salt and add to hot water in a basin large enough for footbath. Also try our Aromatherapy Bath Salts.
  4. To boost your immune system, gently massage 1-3 drops of Lavender and Valerian on bottom of feet each night before bed .you can also add a few drops of Thyme to your diffuser or simmer in a pan of water on the stove.
  5. Get relief from Menstrual cramps! Mix 2 drops of Clary Sage, Basil, Rosemary or Sage with 8 drops of a carrier oil and apply on lower abdomen. Apply a warm moist hand towel or water bottle over abdomen for 10-15 minutes. 
  6. To ease a headache, mix 2 drops of Lavender, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Roman Chamomile or Spearmint with 2 drops of a carrier oil. Apply the mixture on the back of neck, behind ears, on temples, forehead and under nose.
  7. Apply Lavender or Tea Tree directly to cuts, scrapes or scratches. You can also put 20 drops in a 4 oz. spray bottle with purified water and spray directly on wound.
  8. To bring a fever down, or to cool down on a hot day while boosting the immune system, 6-8 drops of Eucalyptus, lavender or Peppermint in a bath cools the body in summer and protects in winter.
  9. Inhale the aroma of Peppermint to curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat, and before or during a workout to help boost mood and reduce fatigue.
  10. For aching joints and tired muscles, Arthritis or stiff joints try Beazer's Garden Muscle Massage oil and apply to sore spots.