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Monday, June 29, 2015

[AlternativeAnswers] Celebrating Summer: Essential Oil Medicine Chest

 

Good Morning!


 Celebrating Summer: Essential Oil Medicine Chest

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. 



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

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