Try a few drops of this oil (with Epsom salts) in your bath for aching muscles and in a foot bath, your porous soles will absorb lavender quickly into the bloodstream. Massage a few drops into your forehead or nape of neck for relief from a headache. If you can't get to sleep, soak a washcloth in a sink filled with warm water and lavender oil and place wrung out washcloth on your face and breathe in the calming scent. Or, place a few drops on your pillow to drift into sleep. Not only is it one of the few oils that is gentle enough to use undiluted, it's often claimed a “virtual first aid kit in a bottle". The antibacterial properties allow it to fight germs (which is why it’s also such an important ingredient in many all natural cleaning products for home and body), and, like peppermint, it’s often credited with aiding digestion and helping fight headaches.
Soothes nervous tension, headaches, anxiety and depression.
Helps to induce sleep: recommended for insomnia.
Relieves pain from soreness in the joints.
Disinfects scalp and skin: effective on lice removal.
Enhances blood circulation: also lowers blood pressure.
Treats respiratory problems: used in a vaporizer or directly on neck, chest and back.
Digestion- increases the mobility of the intestine.
Botanical Name: Lavendula officinalis
Botanical family: Labiatae
Aromatic Description: Lavender Oil is floral, fresh, sweet, herbaceous and sometimes slightly fruity. It can be slightly camphorous
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Origin: Common in the Midi region of France, Italy and Dalmatia. Grows naturally on high plateaus. Solitary plants, rich in minerals. English Lavender is not as strong as alpine as it is spoilt by pesticides so the natural balance of the soil has been affected.
History: Lavender is probably the most popular of Aromatherapy oils and has been used for centuries as an antiseptic and insecticide.
Botanical name : Cymbopogon Citratus
Botanical Family: Poacea
Origin : India. Scent : Citrusy and grassy aroma. Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong Aromatic Description: Fresh, lemony, earthy.
History: Lemon grass is also known as gavati chaha in the Marathi languag(gavat = grass; chaha = tea), and is used as an addition to tea, and in preparations such as kadha, which is a traditional herbal 'soup' used against coughs, colds, etc.
Try adding a few drops of eucalyptus to a tissue or cotton rag and place over the steam vent of a humidifier for optimal sinus clearing benefits and to keep room germ free.Powerful antiseptic and works well when used in baths and massages during the cold season. Blend in oil for natural chest rubs.
Helps with respiratory problems-effective relief from colds and coughs.
Antiseptic-good for cleaning wounds and soothing burns and stings.
Relieves muscle pain: analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Apply in circular motion.
Stimulating-good for relief of mental exhaustion.
Dental and skin care: effective against cavities, plaque, gingivitis and infections.
Fever reducer: reduces body temperature. Also called fever oil.