Sweet Basil essential oil is said to enhance our mood, improve digestion, increase alertness, and soothe muscle aches. Other therapeutic properties of basil include calming an upset stomach, and as a mild anti-spasmodic for muscles, making it a useful oil for use in a massage blend.
Basil oil blends well with Bergamot, lavender, Marjoram, Geranium, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Ginger and Lemon essential oils.
Cedarwood essential oil is extremely gentle on the skin, with somewhat similar properties to the much more expensive sandalwood, and both have a property that is described as mucous membrane tonic, which makes cedarwood oil very good for treating sore throats (eg. in a gargle, with lemon, tea tree, or manuka).
It is also very good in steam inhalations for inflamed lungs, and it has general anti-inflammatory properties. It has a woody type of fragrance that appeals to many men.
Cedarwood blends well with herbal oils like Clary sage, Cypress, and spicy essential oils like Frankincense. Cedarwood also blends well with Bergamot, lemon, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Thyme.
German Chamomile essential oil has unique properties that include a very strong anti-inflammatory action. It is very good for treating sprains, strains, joint pain, and wounds, as it also has skin-healing properties.
It is also a digestive stimulant and calms upset digestive systems, and it is sometimes used to help balance the female reproductive system, for PMS, etc.
Eucalyptus essential oil is well-known for its use (in steam inhalations) as an expectorant, for colds, coughs, flu, etc. Of all the different varieties of eucalyptus, the radiata is considered by most aromatherapists to be the best choice for most therapeutic uses, as it is milder than most of the others, yet just as effective. Eucalyptus oil is also cooling, stimulating, anti-infectious, astringent, and anti-inflammatory.
Blends well with Lemongrass, Rosemary, Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Cedarwood, Chamomile and Geranium¬†
Geranium essential oil is known by many aromatherapists to be the number one essential oil for balance. Balance on all levels, physical, mental, and emotional. It balances the hormonal system of the body, reputedly by acting on the adrenal cortex. It is often used for treating pms and menopause symptoms.
Geranium oil is also often used in skin care, as it balances the production of sebum, the skin's natural oil, and can be useful in treating either oily or dry skin. It also has wound-healing properties and is a stimulant to the lymphatic system. Geranium also regulates the nervous system and is often used in treating conditions like depression, nervous tension, stress, headaches, and anxiety.
Blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lime, Orange, and Rosemary.
Lavender essential oil is probably the most well-known and most-used essential oil. Briefly, its uses include treating burns (burns of any type or severity), for which it is sheer magic, also on bites and stings. It promotes wound-healing, is safe to apply 100 percent neat to the skin, and is also good for bruises and scrapes.
Lavender also has a profound effect on the mental and emotional, with low doses acting as a sedative, but high doses are stimulating.
Blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clove Bud, Clary Sage, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most stimulating of all the oils, it really gives you a lift, and many people carry a bottle around to sniff when feeling tired. Its unique fragrance is unmistakable and uplifting. It is also a cooling oil, great to apply a drop or two neats on the forehead for a tension headache, but be very careful to keep it well away from the eyes and other mucous membrane areas, as it stings these areas severely. Peppermint essential oil also has very strong antispasmodic and analgesic properties and is one of the main oils for relieving muscle spasms and pain, and (like most of the herb oils) it also has a strong action on the digestive system, where it is often used for relieving stomach upset or nausea. Alongside its cooling effect, it also has vasoconstrictive properties, ie. it constricts the blood vessels, which... Read More
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