Essential Oils for 48 Different Conditions

Aromatic: Aromatic use is the process of breathing in the oil through the nasal passage. This can be done by using an essential oil diffuser to dispense oil into the air, by inhaling the essential oil directly from the bottle, by adding 1-5 drops of essential oil to a humidifier and inhaling the water vapor, or by rubbing in a few drops of essential oil right under the nose, on the wrists, or anywhere else that would have easy access to breathe in.

Internal: Internal use is the process of consuming or otherwise internalizing the essential oil into the body. Internal use often includes swallowing 1-10 drops of essential oil inside a capsule or adding 1 drop of essential oil to 1-4 cups of rice milk, almond milk, or water before drinking.

Topical: Topical application is the process of placing an essential oil directly on the area of concern. This may include applying or massaging the oil, either diluted or neat (undiluted), on location, adding a few drops of oil to warm bath water before bathing, or using essential oils in a warm compress.

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1. Acne:

Essential Oils: Copaiba, juniper berry, lavender, and melaleuca (tea tree).

Application: Apply on location. Add 1-2 drops to 1 ounce (30 ml) distilled water, and mist on face.

2. Allergies:

Essential Oils: Lavender and melaleuca (tea tree).

Application: Apply on sinuses and bottoms of feet.

3. Anxiety:

Essential Oils: Copaiba, lavender, lemon, and orange.

Application: Diffuse or inhale. Massage into the skin. Apply to the back of the neck or temples.

4: Arthritis:

Essential Oils: Frankincense, marjoram, and rosemary.

Application: Apply on location. Warm compress. Massage. Warm bath. Diffuse.

5. Asthma:

Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, frankincense, and peppermint.

Application: Diffuse or inhale. Apply to chest, throat, or back.

6. Bacterial Infection:

Essential Oils: Cinnamon, melaleuca (tea tree), and thyme.

Application: Apply on location to liver area or bottoms of feet. Diffuse.

7. Bee Sting:

Essential Oils: Basil, chamomile, and lavender.

Application: Apply on location. Cool compress on location.

8. Bleeding:

Essential Oils: Geranium and helichrysum.

Application: Apply on location.

9. Blisters:

Essential Oils: Lavender.

Application: Apply on location.

10. Bronchitis:

Essential Oils: Basil, Douglas fir, eucalyptus, and thyme.

Application: Diffuse or inhale. Apply to the chest, sinuses, neck, or feet.

11. Bruises:

Essential Oils: Fennel, geranium, and helichrysum.

Application: Apply on location.

12. Burns:

Essential Oils: Geranium and lavender.

Application: Apply on location.

13. Colds:

Essential Oils: Lemon, melaleuca (tea tree), and thyme.

Application: Diffuse. Inhale from water vapor. Apply to the throat, temples, forehead, or sinuses.

14. Corns and Calluses:

Essential Oils: Clove.

Application: Apply on location.

15. Cooling Oils:

Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, melaleuca (tea tree), and peppermint.

Application: Apply on location. Add to bathwater. Diffuse.

16. Coughs:

Essential Oils: Cardamom, Douglas fir, eucalyptus, and melaleuca (tea tree).

Application: Apply on the throat and chest.

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17. Cuts and Wounds:

Essential Oils: Basil, helichrysum, lavender, and melaleuca (tea tree). Application: Apply on location.

18. Dandruff:

Essential Oils: Lavender, melaleuca (tea tree), and wintergreen.

Application: Massage 1-2 drops into scalp and hair before showering. Then, shampoo as normal.

19. Diarrhea:

Essential Oils: Geranium, ginger, and peppermint.

Application: Swallow in a capsule. Apply to the abdomen. Warm compress.

20. Earache:

Essential Oils: Basil, helichrysum, and melaleuca (tea tree).

Application: Apply to the surface of the ear (not in the ear canal), behind the ear, or swab around ear canal.

21. Fever:

Essential Oils: Clove, eucalyptus, lemon, lime, and peppermint.

Application: Swallow in a capsule. Apply to the back or bottoms of feet. Diffuse.

22. Fungal Infection:

Essential Oils: Melaleuca (tea tree), oregano, and thyme.

Application: Apply on location. Warm compress.

23. Gas:

Essential Oils: Ginger and lavender.

Application: Apply on stomach, abdomen, or feet.

24: Headaches:

Essential Oils: Peppermint and rosemary. Application: Apply to the temples, back of neck, or forehead. Diffuse, or inhale directly.

25. High Blood Pressure:

Essential Oils: Marjoram and ylang ylang.

Application: Apply on location or on the feet and hands. Diffuse or inhale.

26. Hives:

Essential Oils: Melaleuca (tea tree) and peppermint.

Application: Apply on location. Massage on location.

27. Indigestion:

Essential Oils: Ginger and peppermint.

Application: Take in capsule. Apply on the stomach or feet. Diffuse.

28: Inflammation:

Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, frankincense, and melaleuca (tea tree).

Application: Apply on location or the back of neck. Diffuse and inhale water vapors.

29. Influenza (Flu):

Essential Oils: Melaleuca (tea tree), peppermint, and rosemary. Application: Diffuse. Apply to the chest, back, and sinuses.

30: Insect Repellent:

Essential Oils: Arborvitae, citronella, eucalyptus, lavender, melaleuca (tea tree), and patchouli.

Application: Apply to the feet or exposed skin. Massage. Mist onto skin. Diffuse.

31. Insomnia:

Essential Oils: Chamomile, lavender, orange, and spikenard.

Application: Diffuse. Mist onto linens or on a pillow. Apply on the feet or neck. Massage.

32. Low Blood Pressure:

Essential Oils: Rosemary.

Application: Diffuse or inhale. Apply on location, feet, hands, or over the heart.

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33. Memory:

Essential Oils: Frankincense, peppermint, and rosemary.

Application: Diffuse or inhale. Apply to the temples or back of neck.

34. Muscle Cramps:

Essential Oils: Cypress, frankincense, lemongrass with peppermint, and marjoram.

Application: Apply on location. Massage. Bath.

35. Nausea:

Essential Oils: Ginger, lavender, and peppermint.

Application: Diffuse or inhale. Take in capsule. Apply to the feet, temples, and wrists.

36: Neuralgia:

Essential Oils: Chamomile, eucalyptus, and marjoram.

Application: Apply on location. Massage. Bath. 37: Pain:

Essential Oils: Copaiba, eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint.

Application: Apply on location. Massage. Warm compress. Diffuse. Inhale.

38: Parasites:

Essential Oils: Chamomile, fennel, oregano, and thyme.

Application: Take in capsule or with a beverage. Warm compress. Apply to the abdomen and feet.

39. PMS:

Essential Oils: Chamomile, clary sage, copaiba, geranium, lavender, and ylang ylang.

Application: Apply on the abdomen, lower back, shoulders, or feet. Massage. Warm compress.

40. Pneumonia:

Essential Oils: Cinnamon, oregano, and thyme.

Application: Diffuse. Inhale from water vapor. Apply to the chest, back, and feet. Warm compress.

41. Poison Oak or Poison Ivy:

Essential Oils: Lavender, melaleuca (tea tree), and peppermint.

Application: Apply on location. Massage on location.

42. Shock:

Essential Oils: Helichrysum, melaleuca (tea tree), and peppermint.

Application: Apply on the neck, feet, or over the heart. Diffuse or inhale.

43. Sore Throat:

Essential Oils: Clove, lemon, oregano, melaleuca (tea tree), and thieves.

Application: Apply on the throat or feet. Gargle. Diffuse or inhale. Drink with a beverage.

44. Stress:

Essential Oils: Lavender, lemon, neroli, and ylang ylang.

Application: Diffuse or inhale. Massage. Add a few drops to bath salts. Apply to the neck, back, or bottoms of feet.

45. Sunburn Relief:

Essential Oils: Lavender and peppermint.

Application: Apply on location.

46. Toothache:

Essential Oils: Chamomile, clove, melaleuca (tea tree), and peppermint.

Application: Apply on location or along jawline. Warm compress on jaw. Rinse your mouth with warm water and a drop of essential oil.

47. Viral Infection:

Essential Oils: Clove, helichrysum, and melaleuca (tea tree).

Application: Apple on location or on the bottoms of feet. Diffuse or inhale.

48. Warts:

Essential Oils: Clove, frankincense, melaleuca (tea tree), and oregano.

Application: Apply on location daily.

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