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Aromatherapy Awareness Week: My Top 5 Essential Oils

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Aromatherapy Awareness Week my top 5 essential oils

This is my final post for Aromatherapy Awareness week this year and the most difficult one to write as just like my skin care products, nail polishes and lippies I love LOTS of essential oils!

Anyway, after some serious pondering I decided to just choose the ones that I use most both at work and also personally. They are not listed in any particular order, lol.

Frankincense - I use this in a lot of my DIY skin care products as it is perfect for mature skin, fine lines and wrinkles.  I also diffuse it in my Lumie Clock at night time before I go to bed as it helps to deeply relax my mind which can get a bit chatty when I want to sleep.  I also diffuse it when I am doing my night time yoga before bed time.  I also use Frankincense in my DIY room sprays as it "cleanses vibes" which do collect around the home and especially in my treatment room.  So all in all, I love Frankincense for its anti ageing, meditative and spiritual purification properties!

Orange (Sweet) - I love this essential oil as it is so versatile.  It can be used to uplift and yet relax, you know when you feel a bit fed up but anxious at the same time.  It is also the perfect essential oil to add to essential oil blend experiments that turn a bit sour!  So if you are ever feeling creative and making a room spray or anotehr product and it goes wrong and smells awful, add a few drops of orange essential oil, it works a treat.

Lemon - this is another staple that I use in purfication room sprays, not just for people "vibes" but also to cleanse my environment of any lurking bacteria.  Lemon is also a lovely addition to detox massage oils.  It is also very refreshing and uplifting and helps me to concentrate when I have to focus on writing blog posts or doing other such tasks that need my concentration.

Roman or German Chamomile - this is my go to essential oil for making balms or massage oils for inflammation in my knee joints.  I also use my own DIY chamomile facial oil to buffer any potential skin irritations when I am using skin products that can be a little aggressive such as Vitamin C or Retinol.  Chamomile is also very emotionally soothing and calming.

Geranium - this is my favourite essential oil for hormonal psychotic female  monthly imbalances.  It helps to keep my mind and emotions on a more balanced and on an even keel so I diffuse this day and night time.  I also use it massage oil blend for the same reason.  I also love the aroma, it is so clean and floral without being sickly sweet.

Here is a little more information about other ways you can use these 5 essential oils

Essential Oil Properties
Frankincense
  • Skin – blemishes, dry or mature skin, scars, wounds, wrinkles
  • Respiratory – asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis
  • Genito-Urinary – dysmennorhoea, metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding outside of the menstrual cycle).
  • Immune – colds, flu
  • Nervous – anxiety, nervous tension, stress related conditions, slows down and deepens the breath, meditative
Orange
  • Skin – dull and oily skin
  • Circulation, Musculo-skeletal – water retention, palpitations
  • Respiratory – bronchitis, chills
  • Digestive – constipation, dyspepsia, spasm
  • Immune – colds, flu
  • Nervous – tension and stress related conditions
Lemon
  • Skin – acne, anaemia, brittle nails, boils, chill blains, corns, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, insect bits, spots, varicose veins, warts
  • Circulation, Musculo- skeletal – arthritis, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, poor circulation, rheumatism
  • Respiratory – asthma, throat infections, bronchitis, catarrh.
  • Digestive – dyspepsia
  • Immune – cold, flu, fever and infections

Chamomile 

(Roman or German)

  • Skin Care – acne, allergies, boils, burns, cuts, chill blains, dermatitis, eczema, inflammations, insect bites, rashes, sensitive skin,
  • Circulation, Musculo-skeletal – arthritis, inflamed joints, muscular pain, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains, muscle cramps.
  • Digestive – cramps, dyspepsia, colic, indigestion, nausea
  • Genito-urinary – dysmenorrhoea (painful periods), menopausal issues, menorrhagia (excessive blood loss during menstruation).
  • Nervous system – headache, insomnia, nervous tension, migraines, stress related conditions
  • Miscellaneous - Earache, teething pain, toothache
Geranium
  • Skin – acne, bruises, broken capillaries, burns, congested skin, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, oily skin, mature skin, wounds
  • Circulation, musculo-skeletal – water retention, poor circulation
  • Respiratory – sore throat, tonsillitis (external use only)
  • Genito-Urinary – PMT and menopausal issues
  • Nervous – nervous tension, stress related conditions, neuralgia (nerve pain)

 

 

As I mentioned previously, I use Neal's Yard organic essential oils as they are very high quality and I trust the company.  If you would like to know more about their aromatherapy products, please visit here.   They also sell a range of unscented Create your own products: face and body lotion, ointment, body and hair wash and bath oil, which you simply add your chosen essential oil(s) to.  

If you would like an aromatherapy pamper or relax I provide varous holistic and beauty treatments which use aromatherapy products: massage, neal's yard organic facials, reflexology and hopi ear candles.  I also make customised organic aromatherapy oils with essential oils to meet your individual needs.

Well that is all, I hope you have enjoyed these posts for Aromatherapy Awareness Week.

Until next time

Zoe

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