FOUR BASIC ESSENTIAL OILS AND THEIR USES

March 04, 2021

EUCALYPTUS (Eucalyptus globulus)

The primary area of the body where this essential oil is best received is the respiratory system.  The oil is said to be germicidal, anticatarrhal, and an expectorant and said to clear a congestive terrain, opening airways and nasal passages and thereby improving breathing.  

It can also support the genito-urinary system in conditions of cystitis, leucorrhea, and diarrhea.

By helping to dry dampness in the respiratory and genito-urinary systems, Eucalyptus can help create an infection-free environment.

Psychologically, Eucalyptus globulus moves us away from a melancholy state by opening us up, freeing our breath, cooling our emotions, and allowing us to experience the freedom of optimism.

Caution:  Best avoided if suffering high blood pressure or epilepsy.  May be an antidote to homeopathic medicine.

Sources:  Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit by Gabriel Mojay; The Directory of Essential Oils by Wanda Sellar

HELICHRYSUM (Helichrysum italicum)

This essential oil supports us through a number of physical afflictions such as colds with fever, the flu, bronchitis, asthma, colitis, liver and spleen congestion, gallbladder disorders, headaches, migraines, and rheumatoid arthritis.  It is said to have an anticoagulant action which can help with haematomas and thrombophlebitis.

Helichrysum italicum is one of the cell-regenerating essential oils, meaning it is useful in supporting the healing of scars, boils, abscesses, acne, and dermatitis.

Because of Helichrysum’s ability to help in dissolving blood clots and regulating blood stagnation, it can, on a subtle level, support us through stuck, dark emotions such as stubborn negativity, anger, resentment, and bitterness.  Deep wounds may be healed.  Operating at the highest level, it can assist in untying the toughest of knots within the deep, dark human psyche thereby opening us to compassion for ourselves and others. 

Sources:  Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit by Gabriel Mojay; The Directory of Essential Oils by Wanda Sellar

LAVENDER (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender essential oil is a very popular oil owing largely to its aroma.  But behind that aroma is an oil that supports calming the heart as it can assist in reducing nervous tension and irritability, lowering high blood pressure, and easing heart palpitations.  It supports better sleep and relief of inflammation and painful spasms, as well.

Lavandula angustifolia essential oil is cell regenerating, capable of gently addressing burns, sunburn, scars, and skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.

Psychologically, the oil balances us mentally and emotionally and helps keep at bay strong feelings that can overwhelm the mind and heart.

Caution:  Use carefully with low blood pressure, and because the oil is an emmenagogue, please avoid its use during the early months of pregnancy.

Sources:  Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit by Gabriel Mojay; The Directory of Essential Oils by Wanda Sellar

PEPPERMINT (Mentha piperita)

Peppermint essential oil may be used to support us through colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and asthma.  In the digestive system, it can aid in relieving nausea, dyspepsia, and flatulence and can support us through the inflammation and spasm of intestinal colic, mucous colitis, and hepatitis.

Mentha piperita has a strong menthol aroma that can assist in stimulating the brain and nerves.  Its stimulating quality may help with dizziness, vertigo, fainting, shock and numbness of the limbs.

Headaches, migraines, toothache, sore feet, and rheumatism may respond well to the use of this oil.

Peppermint essential oil can assist in concentration and in the absorption of new ideas.

With its potent menthol aroma, Peppermint essential oil opens us on several levels.  It uplifts us and, some claim, might open us to prophetic dreams.

Caution:  Avoid in pregnancy and lactation.  May be an antidote to homeopathic medicine.

Sources: Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit by Gabriel Mojay; The Directory of Essential Oils by Wanda Sellar

 




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