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Sunday, June 19, 2011

[AlternativeAnswers] Summer Solstice Week: Summer Essential Oils

 

Good Morning!

Summer Solstice Week: Summer Essential Oils

Summer is a time of full growth, red, hot, joy, spiritual awareness and traveling. Life is at it's greatest potential in the summer. Trees, plants, grasses and seeds are now at their full peak offering up the "fruits of their labor"! Take a minute to enjoy this most Yang time of energy and production!

These essential oils are great for your first aid kit, as insect repellent, for soothing sunburn, freshening and cleaning! Enjoy these soothing scents for relaxing and letting go.

Bergamot:
antiseptic,antiviral, antibacterial
best for urinary tract infections, acne, skin problems,
cystitis, arthritis, respiratory ailments,
cold sores and herpes related ailments.
Do not apply to the skin before going out into the sun
for it can increase the susceptibility of the skin
to severe burning (photo toxic/sensitivity)

Chamomile :
antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic,
sedative, anti-allergenic, antidepressant, stomachic, vulnerary,
antiemetic, carminative. digestive, febrifuge, nervine
best for external inflammations
teething
nervousness, irritability, depression
burns, sunburns
asthma, hayfever
sprains, strains
nausea, fever.
Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Citronella:
antiseptic, antidepressant, deodorant, insecticide, stimulant,
parasiticide
best for bug repellent (mosquitos, moths, fleas)
to refresh tired and sweaty feet after exercise
germ killer

Eucalyptus:
vulnerary, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibiotic, diuretic,
insecticide, stimulant, analgesic, antiviral, decongestant,
expectorant, febrifuge
coughs, colds
cystitis
sunburn, heat exhaustion
insect repellant Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.
May antidote homeopathic remedies.

Grapefruit:
green, bittersweet, zesty, fresh
best for clearing toxins and improves areas of cellulite,
helps with easing the chest during influenza and colds and flu
A great oil for treating anxiety and depression, easing stress
Do not apply to the skin before going out into the sun
for it can increase the susceptibility of the skin
to severe burning (photo toxic/sensitivity)

Lavender:
antiseptic, antibiotic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, diuretic,
analgesic, nervine, immune stimulant, sedative. antiviral,
carminative, decongestant, fungicide
best for burns and blisters
wounds (cell regenerator, minismizes swelling and scarring)
insect bites. stings and heat exhaustion.
Avoid during the first trimester of preganancy

Lemon:
refreshing, stimulating, uplifting
best for fighting infection, cools fever,
stops bleeding, tightens and tones tissue,
softens and soothes skin.
promotes bowel movements and increases urination.
Lowers both blood sugar and blood pressure.
Stimulates immunity.
Do not apply to the skin before going out into the sun
for it can increase the susceptibility of the skin
to severe burning (photo toxic/sensitivity)

Orange:
warm, fresh, citrusy, sweet
stimulates lymphatic circulation,
best for improving immunity,
fights infection, reduces inflammation,
relieves muscle spasm,
eases digestive disorders.
Cools fever and warms chills,
calms nerves, diminishes depression
Do not apply to the skin before going out into the sun
for it can increase the susceptibility of the skin
to severe burning (photo toxic/sensitivity)

Peppermint:
digestive, carminative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, febrifuge,
nervine, analgesic, astringent, decongestant. expectorant, stomachic,
vermifuge
best for indigestion, flatulence, halitosis
skin irritations
flu, colds, coughs, fever
headaches, migraines
fatigue, toothache
flea and ant repellant.
May irritate sensitive skin and mucous membranes.
Avoid during pregnancy and while nursing.
May antidote homeopathic remedies.

Rosemary:
antiseptic. analgesic, antirheumatic. antispasmodic, antidepressant.
astringent. carminnive. cicatrisant. digestive, diuretic. stimulant.
vulnerary, stomachic, nervine.
best for muscular aches and pains
sprains
fatigue (mental and physical)
headaches, migraines
coughs, flu

Tea Tree:
antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal,
expectorant, insecticide, cicatrisant (wound healer), etc.
best for infections, ringworm, athlete's foot
sunburn
shaving and other cuts
warts, pimples.
May irritate sensitive skin.

Seasonal Healing is one of the best ways to remind ourselves that it
is time to evaluate our health. Our moods and bodies change as the
seasons change. See more on seasonal healing:

http://www.peacefulmind.com/seasonal.htm

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac.
http://www.peacefulmind.com/oils.htm
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit

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