Essential Oil Usage Guide

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ESSENTIAL OIL USAGE GUIDE

When you begin using Essential Oils, it can seem overwhelming!  But when you see the sometimes immediate effects that oils can have, it’s helpful to have this Essential Oil Usage Guide to guide you.  As I’ve been learning, I use it as a handy cheat sheet!  Enjoy!

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ABDOMINAL CRAMPS Try: DigestZen, Basil, Clary Sage
Usage: take internally in a capsule or apply topically to abdomen
ACHES Try: Marjoram, Deep Blue, Birch
Usage: apply topically to affected area
ACNE Try: Melaleuca, Lemongrass, Lavender
Usage: apply topically to affected areas daily
ALLERGIES Try: Breathe, Lavender, Eucalyptus
Usage: apply topically to back of neck or under nose and on bridge of nose
AMNESIA Try: Frankincense, Peppermint, Rosemary
Usage: apply topically to forehead, temples, base of skull and behind the ears
or take internally in a capsule or diffuse into the air and inhale
ANEMIA Try: Lemon, Lemongrass, Helichrysm
Usage: apply to bottom of feet or insides of wrists
ANXIETY Try: Serenity, Lavender, Elevation
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or massage onto back, feet and hands
APPETITE SUPRESSANT Try: Grapefruit, Slim & Sassy
Usage: add to water and drink or diffuse into the air and inhale
ARTHRITIC PAIN Try: Deep Blue, Frankincense, Lavender
Usage: apply topically to affected area
ASTHMA Try: Breathe, Eucalyptus, Peppermint
Usage: diffuse into the air or apply to bottom of feet, or take internally in a capsule
ATHEROSCLEROSIS Try: Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary
Usage: apply topically to affected area
ATHLETE’S FOOT Try: Oregano, Melaleuca, Lemon
Usage: apply to area between toes and around toenails
AUTISM Try: Balance, Vetiver, Frankincense
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale
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BACK PAIN Try: Deep Blue, Eucalyptus, Wintergreen
Usage: massage into back as needed
BEE STING Try: Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Melaleuca
Usage: apply topically to sting or bite several times daily until symptoms cease
BELL’S PALSY Try: Peppermint, Helichryum, Rosemary
Usage: massage on front and behind ear and painful areas until symptoms subside
BLEEDING Try: Helichrysum, Geranium
Usage: apply topically to affected area
BLEEDING GUMS Try: Cinnamon, Peppermint, Wintergreen
Usage: gargle several times daily or apply topically to gums several times daily
BLISTERS ON FEET Try: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile
Usage: apply topically to blistered area
BLOATING Try: DigestZen, Peppermint, Clary Sage
Usage: apply topically to stomach area and to bottoms of feet or take internally in a capsule
BLOOD CLOT IN VEINS Try: Cypress, Helichrysum, Clove
Usage: apply topically to affected area and to bottoms of feet or take intenally in a capsule
BOILS Try: Clove, Thyme, Oregano
Usage: apply topically to affected area
BONE PAIN Try: Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Cypress
Usage: apply topically to affected area
BONE SPURS Try: Wintergreen, Cypress, Marjoram
Usage: apply topically over affected area
BRONCHITIS Try: Breathe, Eucalyptus, Thyme
Usage: apply topically to chest and neck area, gargle hourly or diffuse
BRUISES Try: Cypress, Helichrysum, Deep Blue
Usage: apply topicallyy to bruised area
BUNIONS Try: Deep Blue, Basil, Cypress
Usage: apply to affected area or joint
BURNS Try: Lavender, Malaleuca, Geranium
Usage: apply gently to affected area
C
CALLOUSES Try: Oregano
Usage: apply topically to affected area
CANDIDA Try: Melaleuca, OnGuard, Pepperming
Usage: apply topically to chest and on bottom of feet or take internally in a capsules several times daily
CANKER SORES Try: Melaleuca, OnGuard, Oregano
Usage: apply directly to canker sore or gargle
CATARACTS Try: Clover, Lavender
Usage: take internally in a capsule or apply topically to temples
CAVITIES Try: OnGuard, Melaleuca, Peppermint
Usage: apply topically to botooms of feet or take internally in a capsule
CELLULITE Try: Rosemary, Grapefruit, Lemon
Usage: massage vigorously on cellulite locations daily especially before excercising or add to water and drink throughout the day
CHAPPED SKIN Try: Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Lavender
Usage: apply topically to affected area as often as needed
CHICKEN POX Try: Lavender, Melaleuca, Sandalwood
Usage: dilute with a carrier oil and dab lightly on spots
CHRONIC FATIGUE Try: OnGuard, Pepperming, Basil
Usage: take internally in a capsule or apply topically to muscles and joints
CHRONIC PAIN Try: Pepperming, Deep Blue, Wintergreen
Usage: massage into affected area as needed or take internally in a capsule
CLOGGED PORES Try: Lemon, Wild Orage, Melaleuca
Usage: apply topically to affected area
COLD Try: OnGuard, Thyme, Melaleuca
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or gargle or take internally in a capsule
COLD SORES Try: OnGuard, Lemon, Melaleuca
Usage: apply to cold sores as soon as it starts and repeat several times daily
COLIC Try: Marjoram, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot
Usage: dilite with a carrier oil and apply topically to stomach and back
COLITIS Try: Pepperming, DigestZen, Helichrysum
Usage: massage over lower abdomen area or take internally in a capsule
CONCUSSION Try: Frankincense, Cypress
Usage: take internally in a capsule
CONGESTION Try: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Pepperming
Usage: diffuse or gargle, massage onto forehead, nose, cheeks, lower throat, chest and upper back
CONJUNCTIVITIS Try: Melaleuca, Lavender
Usage: apply around (but NOT in) the eyes or apply to bottomrs of feet several times daily
CONSTIPATION Try: DigestZen, Marjoram, Lemon
Usage: take internally in a capsule or apply topically to stomach or feet
CONVULSIONS Try: Lavender, Clary Sage, Balance
Usage: apply topically to corn several times daily
CORNS Try: Lemon, Grapefruit, Oregano
Usage: massage into neck and chest or gargle or diffuse into the air and inhale
COUGH Try: Lemon, Breathe, Melaleuca
Usage: massage into neck and chest or gargle or diffuse into the air and inhale
CRAMPS Try: Rosemary, Cypress, Marjoram
Usage: massage on cramped muscles several times daily or take internally in a capsule
CROUP Try: Marjoram, Thyme, Sandalwood
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or apply topically to chest and neck
CUTS Try: Lavender, Melaleuca, Bergamot
Usage: dilute with a carrier oil and apply to affected area
CYST Try: Oregano, Thyme
Usage: apply topically to affected area as needed
CYSTITIS Try: Thyme, Lemongrass, Clove
Usage: take internally in a capsule or apply a warm compress over bladder
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DANDRUFF Try: Cypress, Lavender, Rosemary
Usage: dilute and massage into scalp. Rinse after 60-90 minutes
DEHYDRATED SKIN Try: Geranium, Lavender
Usage: apply topically to affected area
DENTAL INFECTION Try: Wintergreen, Birch, Helichrysum
Usage: apply on gums and around teeth
DEPRESSION Try: Elevation, Citrus Blss, Lavender
Usage: add to a warm bath or diffuse into the air and inhale
DIABETES Try: Coriander, Basil, Balance
Usage: take a couple drops of coriander internally in a capsule morning and evening and apply a couple drops of Balance topically
to feet in the evening
DIABETIC SORES Try: Lavender, Balance
Usage: apply topically to back, feet and over pancreas or diffuse into the air and inhale
DIARRHEA Try: Peppermint, Ginger, DigestZen
Usage: dilute and apply topically to affected area several times daily
DIZZINESS Try: Cypress, Pepperming, Basil
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale as needed or apply topically to temples, back of neck and shoulders
DRY SKIN Try: Geranium, Chamomile, Lemon
Usage: apply topically to affected area
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EAR INFECTION Try: Malaleuca, Purify, Lavender
Usage: apply to cotton ball and place over ear
ECZEMA Try: Helichrysum, Thyme, Geranium
Usage: apply topically to affected area as needed
EPILEPSY Try: Frankincense, Clary sage, Sandalwood
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or take internally in a capsule or massage
EXHAUSTION Try: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Lemon
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or apply topically to back and feet
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FAINTING Try: Peppermint, Sandalwood, Rosemary
Usage: inhale directly
FATIGUE Try: Lemongrass, Basil, Lemon
Usage: inhale directly or diffuse into the air and inhale or apply topically on temples and behind ears as needed
FEVER Try: Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus
Usage: apply to forehead, temples and back of neck ot take internally in a capsule ir diffuse into the air and inhale
FLATULENCE Try: Peppermint, Lavender, Ginger
Usage: take internally in a capsule or apply topically to abdomen
FLU Try: Breather, OnGuard, Oregano
Usage: take internally in a capsule or diuuse into the air and inhale or apply topically to chest
FOOD POISONING Try: Rosemary, DigestZen, OnGuard
Usage: take internally in a capsule severals time daily and apply topically to stomach area
G
GASTRITIS Try: Peppermint, DigestZen, Lemongrass
Usage: take internally in a capsule or apply topically over stomach area as needed
GINGIVITIS Try: Clove, Melaleuca, Peppermint
Usage: Gargle many times daily or as needed
GUM DISEASE Try: Melaleuca, OnGuard
Usage: apply topically to bottoms of feet
H
HAIR LOSS Try: Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender
Usage: dilute 5 drop in 20 drops of a carrier oil and massage into scalp each night
HANGOVER Try: Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary
Usage: add to warm bath or apply of neck and over liver
HEAD LICE Try: Geranium, Lavender, Lemon
Usage: dilute and apply to entire scalp, then shampoo and rinse 30 minutes later. Repeat daily for several days
HEADACHE Try: Pepperming, Lavender, Wintergreen
Usage: diffuse into the air and apply topically to forehead, temples, back of neck and behind ears
HEARTBURN Try: Peppermint, Ginger, Lemon
Usage: take internally in a capsule or apply topically to chest
HEATSTROKE Try: Peppermint, Lavender
Usage: apply topically to forehead and back of neck, chest and back
HICCUPS Try: Chamomile, Lemon, Cypress
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or massage into chest and stomach area
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Try: Lavender, Marjoram, Eucalyptus
Usage: do a full body massage daily or diffuse into the air and inhale or take internally in a capsule
HOT FLASHES Try: Balance, Peppermint, Clary Sage
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or apply topically to back of neck
HYPERACTIVITY Try: Lavender, Vetiver, Serenity
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or inhale directly
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IMPOTENCE Try: Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Sandalwood
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or apply topically to temples, wrists and back of neck
INDIGESTION Try: Ginger, Orange, Peppermint
Usage: take internally in a capsule or apply topically over stomach area
INFECTION Try: Clove, Thyme, Oregano
Usage: dilute with a carrier oil and apply to infected area or diffuse
INFLAMMATION Try: Wintergreen, Peppermint, Eucalyptus
Usage: apply topically to affected area or take internally in a capsule
INSECT ALLERGIES Try: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca
Usage: apply topically to affected area
INSECT REPELLENT Try: TerraShield, Eucalyptus, Lemon
Usage: dilute with carrier oil and apply to exposed skin as needed
INSOMNIA Try: Serenity, Lavender, Chamomile
Usage: add to a warm bath, rub on feet and behind ears and diffuse into the air
ITCHING Try: Peppermint, Oregano, Lavender
Usage: apply topically to affected area as needed
J
JET LAG Try: Peppermint, Bergamot, Rosemary
Usage: apply calming oils like Lavender and Geranium to bottoms of feet at night and invigorating oils like Pepperming and Eucalyptus in the morning
JOINT PAIN Try: Wintergreen, Birch, Deep Blue
Usage: massage into affected area as needed
L
LACTOSE INTOLERANCE Try: Lemongrass
Usage: take internally in a capsule
LEG CRAMPS Try: Clary Sage, Cypress, Lavender
Usage: massage into legs
LICE Try: Eycalyptus, TerraShield, Rosemary
Usage: massage into the scalp and apply topically to bottoms of feet severals times daily
LOSS OF APPETITE Try: Ginger, Wild orange, Lavender
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or take internally in a capsule
M
MEASLES Try: Lavender, Rmona Chamomile, Melaleuca
Usage: apply on spots several times daily or add to bath and soak for at least 30 minutes daily
MENOPAUSE Try: Clary Sage, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile
Usage: aply topically to abdomen, bottoms or feet and back of neck
MENSTRUAL PAIN Try: Clary Sage, Rosemary, Peppermint
Usage: massage into abdomen, lower back and shoulders or apply a warm compress over uterus area or take internally in a capsule
MIGRAINE Try: Helichrysm, PastTense, Sandalwood
Usage: apply topically to forehead, temples, base of skull and behind the ears or inhale directly as needed
MOLD Try: Cinnamon, Oregano, Thyme
Usage: diffuse into the air where mold is present
MORNING SICKNESS Try: Ginger, Lavender, Peppermint
Usage: apply topically behind ears and over navel hourly or diffuse into te air and inhale
MOTION SICKNESS Try: Ginger, Lavender, Peppermint
Usage: apply topically behind the ears and over navel or digguse into the air and inhale
MUSCLE PAIN Try: Peppermint, Deep Blue, Clove
Usage: apply topically to affected muscles
N
NAUSEA Try: Ginger, Lavender, DigestZen
Usage: apply topically behund ears and over navel hourly or diffuse into the air and inhale or under tongue as needed
NECK PAIN Try: Basil, Marjoram, Helichrysum
Usage: massage onto neck several times daily
NERVOUS FATIGUE Try: Helichrysum, Thyme, Peppermint
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or apply topucally to temples, behind ears and on back of neck
NOSE BLEEDS Try: Helichrysum, Geranium, Lavender
Usage: apply topically to the bridge and sides of nose and back of neck as needed
O
OILY HAIR Try: Basil, Cypress, Thyme
Usage: add to shampoo when washing hair
P
PAIN Try: Peppermint, Wintergreen, Birch
Usage: massage into affected area
PALPITATIONS Try: Ylang Ylang, Wild Orange, Lavender
Usage: apply topically on chest area
PARASITES Try: Oregano, Peppermint, Ginger
Usage: take internally in a capsule or apply warm compress over intestinal area
R
RASHES Try: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood
Usage: dilute with a carrier oil and apply topically to affected area
S
SCARRING Try: Helichrysum, Lavender, Frankincense
Usage: apply topically over wound daily until healed
SHINGLES Try: Melaleuca, Oregano, Sandalwood
Usage: apply topically to affected area, on back of neck and along the spine
SHOCK Try: Helichrysum, Peppermint, Melaleuca
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or apply topically on temples, under nose and on back of neck
SINUS CONGESTION Try: Sandalwood, Thyme, Eucalyptus
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale several times daily
SINUS HEADACHE Try: Rosemary, Melaleuca, Eucalyptus
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale severals times daily
SORE THROAT Try: OnGuard, Lemon, Melaleuca
Usage: gargle or diffuse into the air and inhale or apply topically to throat, chest, and back of neck several times daily
SPRAINS Try: Wintergreem Lemongrass, Basil
Usage: apply topically to affected area
STOMACHACHE Try: DigestZen
Usage: apply topcally to stomach area
STREP THROAT Try: OnGuard, Oregano, Thyme
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or gargle or take internally in a capsule several times daily
STRESS Try: Grapefruit, Elevation Bergamot
Usage: diffuse ointo the air and massage shoulders, back and feet
STRETCH MARKS Try: Cypress, Geranium, Lavender
Usage: apply topically to affected areas a couple times daily
STROKE Try: Helichrysm, Cypress, Peppermint
Usage: apply topically on temples, forehead, behind ears and on back of neck or take internally in a capsule
SUNBURN Try: Lavender, Melaleuca, Helichrysum
Usage: apply gently to affected area
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TEETHING PAIN Try: Clove, Wintergreen, Roman Chamomile
Usage: apply topically to affected tooth and gum or gargle several times daily
TENNIS ELBOW Try: Deep Blue, Eucalyptus, Peppermint
Usage: apply topically to affected area as needed
TENSION HEADACHE Try: Peppermint, Lavender, Marjoram
Usage: apply topically to forehead , temples, back of neck and behind ears
TOOTHACHE Try: Clove, Melaleuca, Purify
Usage: apply to gums or add to water to gargle and swallow
V
VARICOSE VEINS Try: Cypress, Heluchrysum, Lemongrass
Usage: massage into affected area several times daily
VERTIGO Try: Ginger, Helichrysum, Geranium
Usage: massage on tops of ears and behind ears
VOMITING Try: Ginger, Peppermint
Usage: diffuse into the air and inhale or apply topically to stomach area
W
WARTS Try: Oregano, Melaleuca, OnGuard
Usage: apply topically to wart several times daily
WASP STING Try: Lavender, Purify
Usage: apply topically to sting
WHIPLASH Try: Deep Blue, Lemongrass, Marjoram
Usage: apply topically to neck, shoulders and back
WORMS Try: DigestZen, Lavender, Rosemary
Usage: apply topically to stomach area and on the bottoms of feet
WOUNDS Try: Lavender, Melaleuca, Rosemary
Usage: dilute and apply to affected area several times daily
WRINKLES Try: Frankincense, Helichrysum, Geranium
Usage: dilute with a carrier oil and apply topically to affected areas

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