10 Ways to Use Essential Oils- Health


HEALTH

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 a footbath. Also, try our Aromatherapy Bath Salts.
  • To boost your immune system, gently massage 1-3 drops of Lavender and Valerian on the 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.
  • 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 the lower abdomen. Apply a warm moist hand towel or water bottle over abdomen for 10-15 minutes. 
  • 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 the neck, behind ears, on temples, forehead, and under the nose.
  • 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 the wound.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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