The Only Book of Essential Oils that You’ll Ever Need



[The Only Book of Essential Oils that You’ll Ever Need

Your Guide to Creating A Natural Medicine Cabinet


By Caroline Loos



Copyright 2016 – All Rights Reserved – Caroline LOOS


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Table of Contents


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Introduction to Essential Oils 6

Choosing Essential Oils 8

Cost vs. Quality 8

Which Brand should I Choose ? 9

Where to Shop Online ? 10

Which Application Method should be used? 12

What is the Desired Effect? 13

Inhalation 13

Diffuser 13

Dry Evaporation 14

Steam 14

Apply Topically 15

Which Carrier Oil Should Be Used? 15

What are the Different Techniques for Topical Application? 15

Internal Application 17

Be Cautious 17

Which Oil (oils) Should Be Diffused? 18

Improve Your Health 18

Breathing Difficulties 19

Bronchitis 19

Colds 21

Coughing 22

Sinus 22

Which oil Soothes Allergies 23

Sleep Aid 24

Cellulite 25

Scalp Stimulation 26

Reduce Bruising and Swelling 27

Bruising 27

Swelling 28

Boost your Vitality 28

Rosemary 28

Cinnamon 29

Peppermint 29

Improve your Mood 29

Lemon 29

Lavender 29

Jasmine 30

Conclusion 30


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[][] Introduction to Essential Oils

Essential oils are, simply defined, the oils that are extracted from various plants.

True essential oils are the concentrated liquid that contains volatile aroma compounds and have a wide variety of uses. Most often they are extracted by a steam distillation process, but cold pressing is also used for some oils. Cold pressed essential oils are altered very little (if at all) from their natural state.

The use of essential oils is not a recent discovery; quite the contrary. Essential oils, which were referred to as aromatic oils in ancient times, have been used by various cultures for thousands of years. Their uses differed between cultures, but encompassed nearly everything from natural remedies for healing the sick, to religious ceremonies.

Cave paintings in France’s Dordogne region are carbon dated to around 18,000 B.C. and show evidence that the indigenous people knew the benefits of medicinal plants. Both recorded history and physical evidence show that Egyptians made use of aromatic oils as long ago as 4500 B.C. They became known around the world for their vast knowledge of aromatic oils, ointments, and cosmetology. Among the most famous, “Kyphi” was a preparation that consisted of 16 different ingredients and could be used as a perfume, a medicine, or burned as incense.

In the coming centuries, the Egyptian’s knowledge of essential oils and natural remedies traveled around the globe. The Greek physician Hippocrates, aka the “Father of Medicine” catalogued and documented the effectiveness of some 300 different plant species, including saffron, thyme, and peppermint. In the literature of Hippocrates and his students, it is stated that “Above all, the purpose of a doctor is to awaken the natural healing energy in the body.”

The use of essential oils in modern society is most often associated with aromatherapy and massage, but in reality, they have a vast number of additional benefits. In fact, the term “aromatherapy” was coined by a French chemist named Rene-Maurice Gattefosse while he was studying the antiseptic properties of certain essential oils. He discovered lavender’s amazing healing properties purely by accident when his hand was badly burned during a laboratory mishap. He immediately immersed the burned hand in a nearby tray of liquid. The liquid happened to be lavender essential oil and to the astonishment of Gattefosse, his hand healed without either scarring or infection.

Along with a colleague, Gattefosse further researched lavender’s healing properties and it was introduced to many of France’s hospitals. During the Spanish influenza outbreak in the early 1900’s, there were no deaths reported among hospital personnel and it was largely accredited to their use of lavender.

Gattefosse published a book on the subject, called “Aromatherapie”, in 1928. Since then, the use of essential oils has experienced a surge in popularity, particularly in the Western World. Their use has become fundamental in holistic healing and alternative medicine and essential oils are readily available to everyone. Since there are so many products on the market claiming to be essential oils however, knowing which to choose can sometimes be difficult.

[] Choosing Essential Oils

[] Cost vs. Quality

In the past century, essential oil use has changed a great deal. The trend toward more natural health and beauty products has made them much more sought after. The advances in technology however, have made it easier to reproduce them with synthetic imposters. Since regulations are somewhat lenient, these imposters may be able to label themselves as essential oils as long as they contain some amount of what they claim to be. While these diluted essential oils will probably be adequate if all you want is fragrance, for use in natural remedies they are definitely not the right choice. It is always tempting to succumb to the low prices offered by discount retailers or big box stores, and even some health food stores, but lower prices generally mean lower quality. They are usually either synthetic reproductions or actual essential oils that have been extremely diluted so that they could be sold for a lower price.

When considering the cost of quality essential oils, it’s very important to know how they are made. Obviously the oils are extracted from the plants, but it takes an incredible amount of plant matter to make a tiny amount of oil. As an example, 250 lbs. of rose blossoms are needed to produce just 30 ml (1 fl. Oz.); which is why pure rose oil is very expensive. The amount of plant material needed varies from plant to plant and not all oils are so difficult to produce, but all oils require a significant amount compared to the amount of oil produced. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the more expensive oils are better, but overly cheap product claiming to be essential oils should send out warning signs.

On the bright side, although you will pay more for pure essential oils, they are so highly concentrated that very little is needed for the majority of natural remedies or other applications. This means that even very expensive oils (like rose oil) are fairly cost effective in the end.

Since we’ve established that when it comes to essential oils, you usually “get what you pay for”, it’s important to be sure that you actually are getting what you pay for. It isn’t at all uncommon to see products labeled as “Lavender oil” or “Tea Tree oil”, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are pure essential oils. Many individuals have become disillusioned with essential oils because they bought substandard products that didn’t work give them the results they wanted, particularly when used for natural remedies. Look for labels marked as “Therapeutic grade 100% pure” when you purchase your oils. Unless they specifically state that they are 100% pure, they are almost certainly diluted. “Organic” and “wildcrafted”, and “unsprayed” are other things to look for on labels in addition to the 100% pure. While these things don’t absolutely guarantee high quality essential oils, they are a good place to start.

[] Which Brand should I Choose ?

There is really no way to say that one brand is better than another. Assuming you get the same quality oil for a comparable price, which brand you choose is strictly a matter of personal preference. In most cases, some trial and error will let you know which brand of oils work best for your needs and often you’ll find yourself buying oils from a few different suppliers. You may find that you like the peppermint oil from supplier A better, but you like to buy lavender oil from supplier B.

Before you begin experimenting with oils from different suppliers however, it is wise to educate yourself about the differences in oils. For example, fragrance oils are very different from therapeutic grade oils. It should be noted however that there may even be differences in identical oils that are both marked “therapeutic grade.” There is no industry standardization for these terms and they can mean different things to different suppliers. The supplier isn’t necessarily being intentionally misleading, but since the terms aren’t standardized, the product doesn’t need to meet any particular criteria to be labeled as such.

There may even be differences in the same type of 100% pure, therapeutic grade oils from two separate suppliers. An oil that is 100% pure, but has been processed incorrectly will most definitely be inferior to one that is properly handled and processed. Often they still give off a pleasing aroma, but don’t have the therapeutic benefits that come from good quality essential oils. The chemical constituents that give essential oils their therapeutic benefits can vary from year to year, season to season, and even based on the growing region, but the extraction process affects the quality of the oil as well.

The best course of action if you are just beginning to use essential oils is to try small amounts of different oils from several suppliers. You may find that an oil from supplier A works well for one application, but not for others. After some testing you’ll know where to buy each kind of oil depending on what it is to be used for.

[] Where to Shop Online ?

The question of where to buy online is somewhat similar to asking which brand is best. It will most like involve some trial an error to find online companies that give you the quality products that you want, at a price you find reasonable. This is another area where it pays to do some research. When you find a supplier that you want to try, do some research into their business and how it operates.

A good supplier will usually be very open about their products and willingly answer any questions that you have. One sign that you are dealing with a quality supplier is that they test their oils. The two tests that are generally done are the mass spectrometry and the gas chromatography tests; often abbreviated GC/MS. While not all high quality suppliers test their oils, if you can find one that does, you can be assured that they care about the quality of their products. Another sign of quality oils lies in the labeling. Labels should include the grade and purity level, but quality oils will generally include the plant’s botanical name and a chemotype if it is appropriate. A chemotype is included when a plant, such as rosemary, has a chemical profile that varies depending on where it’s grown. This can be especially important if you are using your essential oils for natural remedies.

While there are too many online suppliers to mention in one book, there are some who stand out among the crowd for their quality products, reasonable prices, and wide variety of essential oils.

Floracopia is wonderful for hard to find, unusual, and old world essential oils as well as for resin based oils. They have a wide selection and each product is has a detailed description, including its place of origin. In addition, Floracopeia supports ecologically responsible growers worldwide and they help to establish growing communities in remote regions to stimulate their economic growth. In addition, their website provides valuable information about the characteristics and applications of their oils as well as some very good recipes.

Aura Cacia is one of the larger companies and has a great selection of essential oils and has a great sustainable sourcing program call Well Earth. They have in house testing capabilities that ensure you are getting exactly what you pay for. They also employ a field staff which travels around the globe to find new, sustainable sources and visit growers and distilleries.

Samplers Botanicals has a complete selection of certified organic oils that come directly from the distillery. They promise the ethical and responsible harvesting of each plant type. While they are not necessarily a wholesale or bulk shop, they do offer discounts for larger bottles.

The selection at Honestly Herbal isn’t as large as some other suppliers, but they offer very competitive pricing as well as free shipping. Their essential oils are all not only 100% pure and made from 100% organic plant matter, but they are therapeutic grade as well. Their blog also offers an abundance of supporting information about essential oils and their uses.

Rosemary’s Garden is a great source for everything from essential oils to herbs and spices. They call themselves the “original” herbal apothecary and have a wide variety of ingredients for natural remedies.

When you are trying new suppliers, look for reviews online as well. There are numerous aromatherapy and natural healing blogs and forums that might offer some insight into different suppliers. As with choosing a brand, in the end it will strictly be personal preference.

[] Which Application Method should be used?

[] What is the Desired Effect?

What application method you use depends on the effect you want to achieve. Essential oils can enter the body in three primary ways: through the skin (topically), inhalation, or ingestion. Within each of these methods lie many different methods of application. For example, topical application can mean using compresses, baths, sprays, or massaging oil into the skin. How you decide which method to use depends not only on the effects that you want, but also the essential oil that you are using.

Some essential oils for example, contain natural chemical that are skin irritants. These types of oils would require some amount of dilution or might be better if inhaled. When using essential oils to create natural remedies for wound care, the remedy is most often applied topically. Mood lightening essential oils might be applied either topically or by inhalation, although inhalation produces faster results in most cases.

[] Inhalation

Essential oils can be inhaled through the use of a variety of techniques and devices in order to achieve the desired effects. Inhalation heightens the senses and just the aroma of certain essential oils can trigger desirable responses, such as relaxation, from the body.


There many different styles of diffusers and with each, the oil is placed into the device according to the directions and it slowly evaporates. Depending on the type, it may use either water or heat to diffuse the oil. Some diffusers are equipped with timers for extra control of the diffusion.

[]Dry Evaporation

When using dry evaporation as an inhalation method, a few drops of the essential oils are placed on a tissue, a cotton ball, or a fabric strip so that they can evaporate. If you want a more concentrated dose, you can sniff the cotton ball and for milder, more measured exposure you can simply place it in close proximity to where you will be; like on a nightstand near your bed.


Steam inhalation is applied by adding a measure amount of essential oil to a vessel of steaming water.

Pour very hot water into a bowl and add 2 to 3 drops of your chosen essential oil. Keeping your eyes closed, inhale deeply through the nasal passages for 1 or 2 minutes.

Drape a towel over your head and hold your head above the steaming bowl. The towel should create a tent around your head and the bowl. The rising steam is then inhaled deeply.

This particular method is very potent and fast acting.

If the steam becomes too strong, simply raise the towel to admit fresh air.

It is very important to keep your eyes closed when using steam inhalation. Oils such as eucalyptus are very helpful with sinus or upper respiratory infections, but can also be eye irritants. Be extremely cautious during this treatment to avoid scalding by the hot water. Extra precaution should be taken with elderly people and children.

This is not a method that is recommended for children under 7. Older children can use this method with the help of swimming goggles as eye protection.

[] Apply Topically

[] Which Carrier Oil Should Be Used?

Carrier oils, sometimes called base oils, can be nearly any nut, seed, or vegetable oil and many of them have therapeutic properties in themselves. These oils are generally pressed from the fatty parts of the plant or seed and don’t evaporate. These oils don’t have a strong smell by themselves, though they might have a slightly nutty or sweet smell depending on the oil. There are many types to choose from and most can be found in natural food stores.

Choose organic, cold pressed oils when possible and refrigerate them until they are needed. Some of the more commonly used oils are: grape seed oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, and apricot kernel oil. You can even experiment with blending carrier oils.

Not only are do carrier oils allow you to dilute your essential oils, they are often very beneficial to the skin when used in massage therapy with essential oils. Mineral oils, such as baby oil, should be avoided. While the essential oils with mix with them, mineral oils don’t penetrate the skin very easily and you won’t reap the maximum effects of your essential oils.

  • * What are the Different Techniques for Topical Application?


When using essential oils for a compress, the oil is diluted using a liquid carrier (oil or water) and then either applied directly to the area affected or used to treat a dressing before applying it. Heat or cold can be applied to the dressing as well.

An example would be a few drops of essential oil of ginger added to hot water and then mixed (mixing disperses the oil). A cloth soaked in this solution could be applied to stiff joints. Addition heat can be added as the compress cools.

For wound care, the ideal essential oil (and carrier oil) would be something gentle on the skin as well as antimicrobial (if possible). The essential oil of true lavender is among just a few essential oils that it safe to use directly on the skin without dilution. It can be used to treat minor cuts and burns as well as inhaled to promote restful sleep or relaxation.


For a gargle, the essential oil of choice is added to water and mixed. Take some of the mixture into your mouth, gargle with it and then spit it out; NEVER swallow the mixture. For a sore throat, tea tree oil (one drop) is mixed with a cup of water and used to gargle.


For bathing, essential oils are mixed with a dispersant before adding them to the water just before entering the bath. This method allows the essential oils to be absorbed through the skin as well as providing the benefits of inhaling the essential oils. Full cream milk makes an excellent dispersant.

It is important to remember that essential oils won’t mix with water. Because the oils float on the bath water, skin will be exposed to the full strength oils when entering the bath. Another way to disperse the essential oils is with bath salts.

For a relaxing aromatic bath, use sea salt, Epsom salts, and baking soda, with a ratio of 3parts, 2 parts, and 1 part. Add 5 or 6 drops of essential oil of true lavender and dissolve about 2 Tablespoon in your bath water right before you get in.


For therapeutic massages, essential oil (or oils) are added to whatever carrier oil you choose and then applied to the body areas with a gentle rubbing motion. Massage blends (for most oils) should not be more than a 1% oil/carrier concentration (about 1 drop essential oil per tsp. of carrier oil). Concentrations should be lower for children: infants 0.25%, toddlers (6mos. To 2 yrs.) 0.5%, 2 yrs. and over 1%. Massages are beneficial for many different purposes because you get triple the benefits. Not only does your skin absorb the essential oils while you inhale the aroma, but you get a soothing massage which relaxes both the mind and the body.

[] Internal Application

[]Be Cautious

Essential oils can be used internally, but extreme caution should be used. It is not recommended unless you are under the supervision of a health care professional who has been trained in the use of essential oils. If you plan to use essential oils internally as a natural remedy, thoroughly research the oil (or oils) and be sure that you are knowledgeable before you begin.

Make sure any oil that you use is extremely diluted. For example, a single drop of mint can be used to flavor ½ gallon of iced tea.

There are many essential oils that are edible and a wide variety of them are used in cooking, but even these should be used in small amounts and with caution. Here are some commonly used essential oils that are edible:

Orange Cinnamon Lime

Lemon Black Pepper Peppermint

Nutmeg (caution) Garlic Basil

Thyme Basil Oregano

Marjoram Rosemary Lemongrass

Clove Grapefruit Fennel

Ginger German Chamomile Coriander

Cardamom Bergamot

Of these edible essential oils, some are used in well-known products that we use daily. Bergamot oil for example, is used in the flavoring or Earl Grey tea. In addition, if you’ve ever used Lysterine mouthwash, you’ve experienced the germ killing action of essential oil of thyme. Citrus oils are also very popular, but it should be noted that the oil carries only the flavor and aroma of the fruits, not the tartness associated with them. If you want to make a tart tea, try adding a pinch of hibiscus to your blend.

[] Which Oil (oils) Should Be Diffused?

[] Improve Your Health

Essential oils have been used as components for natural remedies since ancient times. Natural healing is again gaining popularity and essential oils play a large part in many treatments for common ailments.

[] Breathing Difficulties


Cedar wood has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties that make it good for relieving irritations. It is also an expectorant that helps to clear excess mucus from the respiratory passages, making it one of the better natural remedies for breathing.


Eucalyptus oil has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties among others and is good for coughs, throat infections, and sinusitis. Its sharp, clear aroma soothes inflammation, clears stuffy heads and eases mucus.


Pine oil (from Scotch pine) has anti-microbial, antiviral, and expectorant qualities that make it a good natural remedy for breathing difficulties. It should be noted however that pine can cause allergic reactions and should be used with care, particularly on the skin. If you have pine allergies or are pregnant, this oil should definitely not be used.



Basil’s expectorant properties make it a good choice for those who suffer from bronchitis, sinus infections, and asthma. Basil may irritate the skin so those with sensitive skin should use caution.


Long used in natural remedies for colds, coughs, and bronchitis, benzoin also has a calming effect with its vaguely vanilla-like scent. It has many therapeutic properties, including antiseptic and expectorant.


Long been one of the most favored natural remedies for toothaches, clove oil is also a valuable oil for treating respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis. As clove oil is very potent, caution should be used.


Frankincense calms and soothes the entire body and is often used for meditation. All of it other qualities, combined with expectorant properties, make it a wonderful treatment for respiratory problems.


Sanalwood is among the most expensive of the essential oils, but it benefits make it worth the cost. With antiseptic, expectorant, and sedative effects, its uses in treating bronchitis are many.



Bay is quite helpful in treating the common cold. Its analgesic effect is wonderful for general aches and pains and its antibiotic and tonic effects are useful for colds as well as other ailments. Bay oil may irritate mucous membranes and caution is necessary when used on skin.


Ginger has a sharp, spicy smell that is quite strong. It has antiseptic, expectorant, and bactericidal properties that have made it a popular ingredient in natural remedies since ancient times.


If there is a universal “cure all” among essential oils, Myrrh would be a likely candidate. Its expectorant qualities help expel phlegm and mucous from the body, but it revives the spirit as well as the body. Myrrh should not be used during pregnancy because it can stimulate the uterus.


Orange oil, with its fresh, sunny aroma, brings a sense of well-being and warmth. It works well to boost the immune system during illnesses such as flu and colds.


Black Pepper

Black pepper has analgesic properties that make it a boon to those suffering from colds or flu. It soothes muscle pains and acts as a tonic to the body.


This essential oil has an almost balsamic, spicy sweet aroma that lifts the spirits. Its expectorant properties make it an excellent treatment for coughs and its scent give an overall feeling of wellness.


The fresh, invigorating aroma of peppermint oil clears the mind and it acts as an expectorant and a stimulant on the body. It is used to treat bronchitis, asthma, and coughs.


The invigorating scent of Rosemary stimulates the mind and improves memory. It is also effective on respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, asthma, and coughing.


Tea Tree

This oil has a sharp, pungent aroma and antibacterial, expectorant, and antiseptic properties. It can be used to treat sinusitis, asthma, coughs, and bronchial congestion.


Lavender is among the most used of all essential oil. It has a host of beneficial properties, including antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant. The soothing aroma calms the mind while decongesting sinus cavities.


Marjoram has a slightly spicy, warm aroma. When used on those with respiratory complaints such as asthma and sinusitis, it serves to calm the mind and body while clearing the air passages.

[] Which oil Soothes Allergies

When you suffer from allergies, spending even a short time outdoors can make you miserable. Seasonal allergies can be triggered by many things, but there are some essential oils that can offer relief. These oils can be applies with steam inhalation or applied to the upper lip in the form of a balm.


Along with its many other benefits, lavender has inherent antihistamine properties that help with allergies. It is also an anti-inflammatory and very soothing so it reduces irritation and relaxes your breathing.


Essential oil of lemon can improve immunity as well as calm respiratory problems by relieving the inflammation.


Much as it helps with the common cold, peppermint oil can sooth the headaches, and relieve the congested airways that are associated with seasonal allergies.

[]Sleep Aid

There are few things that can affect your well-being more than insufficient sleep. There are many over the counter sleep aids, but natural remedies can work just as well without the side effects. For a very simple solution, try rubbing a drop of lavender on your hands and then rubbing them on your pillow. Just the soothing scent will often relax your enough to get to sleep.

You can also try diffusing lavender in your favorite carrier oil and rubbing it on your feet before bed (this is especially good for kids). Be sure to put on a pair of white socks to protect your bed sheets.

Vetiver is another essential oil that can be used in sleep mixtures, as are lavender, sandalwood, ylang ylang, and patchouli.

Recipe for sleep mixture

This mixture can be used in a diffuser or placed on a cloth and tucked inside your pillow at night.

8 drops of Roman Chamomile

4 drops of clary sage

4 drops of Bergamot

For diffuser use, change the drops to 2 Chamomile and one each of clary sage and Bergamot.


Cellulite is the dimply, “cottage cheese” look that comes from the development of fat deposits under the skin that make it look bumpy. It generally appears after adolescence and is most often seen on the buttocks and thighs. Cellulite is more common in females than males and you don’t necessarily have to be overweight to develop cellulite; even thin people can have this issue.

There are many products that claim to get rid of cellulite, but many don’t work. There are however, natural remedies for cellulite and they actually work. As with so many ailments, when it comes to removing cellulite, natural is better. Here are a few of the best essential oils for removing unsightly cellulite:


Cypress is a powerful astringent that prevents fluid retention, improves circulation, and eliminates toxins in the body. These properties make it a good choice for removing cellulite quickly. Dilute this oil with your favorite carrier oil and vigorously massage the mixture into the affected areas twice each day.


Grapefruit has long been popular for its many health benefits. It helps to purge the body of toxins and is beneficial in minimizing cellulite and stopping further development. It is also useful for its high concentration of vitamin C, which can help fight obesity. Mix a small amount of grapefruit essential oil with a carrier oil and massage it into the trouble spots in the morning and at night.


Juniper essential oil help prevent the body from retaining excess water. Massaging it onto the areas affected each day helps get rid of bad cholesterol, one of the main causes of cellulite development in those problem areas.


Spearmint is a potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial oil and it helps to regulate your body’s metabolism of fat. When used in combination with grapefruit essential oils, the effects are greatly magnified.

These are only a few of the essential oils that can help to reduce cellulite. They can be used alone or in mixture and with the help of a skin softening carrier oil, the cellulite will quickly disappear.

[]Scalp Stimulation

No one wants to lose their hair. Thinning hair or complete balding can greatly affect your self-esteem as well as making you look older than you are. There are some essential oils that can stimulate blood flow to the scalp, which helps hair to grow thicker and fuller.

For a scalp stimulating lotion, use 5 drops each of Rosemary oil, Roman Chamomile oil, and lavender oil. Disperse the oils in a mixture of 10 ml or alcohol and 30ml of water and massage into your scalp any time it is convenient.

Here are some other oils that may stimulate hair growth or prevent further loss:


Clove is very potent and should be used in small amounts because of the risk of sensitivity. Aside from that, it is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants and helps to increase the circulation.


Rosemary is an ingredient in many natural remedies and it can help with hair loss as well. It is found in many commercial applications for scalp and hair treatment and is believed to increase the metabolism on a cellular level.


Cypress promotes the circulation and capillary strength. Both of these things are necessary to optimize hair growth and a variety of hair loss regimens include oils and herbs specifically to increase scalp circulation.

[] Reduce Bruising and Swelling



Fennel is well-known for use culinary uses, but it has many medicinal uses as well. Fennel oil diluted and applied to the area with a cold compress can lessen the severity of the bruise.


The anti-inflammatory and astringent properties of helichrysum make it one of the better treatments for bruises. It has a strong, but not unpleasant “herbal” odor and will often overpower less potent oils.


Thieves is actually a blend of essential oils that is used for many natural remedies. It contains lemon, cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary, and clove and is a wonderful blend that has many uses in your natural medicine cabinet.


Lemon Grass

Lemon grass has natural analgesic, antimicrobial, astringent, and antibacterial properties that make it a great choice for a variety of wound care needs. Disperse a few drops in cold liquid, soak a cloth in the liquid and apply it to the swollen area.


Tangerine can be used in the same way as lemon grass and it can also be used to treat scars or stretch marks.

[] Boost your Vitality

Everyone has days when they just feel like they have no energy. Aromatherapy has been shown to increase vitality and energy when the proper oils are used. Here are a few great vitality boosting essential oils:


Rosemary is a perfect pick-me-up when you feel lethargic. It has been shown to improve the memory as well as fighting headaches, mental fatigue, and physical exhaustion. It can be applied topically for muscle aches and pains and its wonderful scent will give you a much needed lift when inhaled.


The invigorating scent of cinnamon can stimulate the mind, improve focus and concentration, and battle mental fatigue.


The scent of peppermint can invigorate the mind, stimulate clearer thinking, and promote concentration. This a great oil to diffuse when you’re brainstorming.

[] Improve your Mood


The scent of lemon has clarifying and calming properties that are particularly helpful when you feel angry, run down, or anxious. It also promotes concentration and as antibacterial and antiviral properties that can boost the immune system, improve circulation, and soothe sore throats.


There are few things more soothing than the scent of lavender. Its calming properties can help relieve emotional stress, soothe the nerves, relieve nervous tension as well as depression, and alleviate headaches. Lavender is a common ingredient in natural remedies of all kinds.


Much like lavender, Jasmine can be used to help calm the nerves. This essential oil is also a common treatment for depression because it has uplifting properties that promote feelings of optimism, confidence, and positive energy.


In ancient times, people had a vast knowledge of herbal healing and natural remedies because the average citizen couldn’t afford the care of a physician. As civilizations grew and technology progressed, the need for herbal knowledge fell by the wayside. It has only been in the past century that natural healing has begun to make a comeback in the western world. As people began to realize that in many cases, the side effects caused by drugs were worse than the ailment itself, interest in the ancient art of healing with essential oils grew.

The very technology that caused the use of essential oils to go by the wayside has led to the discovery of healing properties that were unknown to our ancestors. Now more than ever, the use of essential oils is on the rise. While they have always been widely used in the Eastern World, the Western World is now taking notice. There is no better way to heal your body and mind than by using those ingredients that Mother Nature provides and a natural medicine cabinet is something that no household should be without.

You needn’t dive straight into using essential oils for making natural remedies; in fact it is better to start slowly. Purchase a few oils to diffuse into the air and take careful note of the overall feeling of well-being that they invoke. If you have trouble sleeping soundly, use lavender in your bedroom and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Move on one step at a time, using different essential oils. Before you know it you’ll be blending essential oils to create your own unique mixtures and will be truly amazed that you ever doubted the healing powers of essential oils.

Herbal healing is not meant to replace the care of your family doctor it is simply an alternative to chemically manufactured drugs that may have harmful side effects. All essential oils should be used with care and a small amount should be applied prior to use in order to test for allergic reactions or sensitivity.


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The Only Book of Essential Oils that You’ll Ever Need

The Only Book of Essential Oils that You’ll Ever Need . Your Guide to Creating A Natural Medicine Cabinet. You’re about to discover how to choose essential oils. Whether you want to improve your mood and your health or boost your vitality. Read this book. It will change your life forever. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn: Which application method should be used Choosing essential oils Which oils should be diffused What are the different techniques for topical application Which carrier oil should be used Much, much more! Download your copy today! And get your free copy of "Essential Oils for Dogs. Even Your Dog Can Benefit From Essential Oils" when you sign up to the author's VIP mailing list.

  • Author: Caroline Loos
  • Published: 2016-06-09 14:35:08
  • Words: 6286
The Only Book of Essential Oils that You’ll Ever Need The Only Book of Essential Oils that You’ll Ever Need