A FEW ESSENTIAL OILS AND THEIR COMMON THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES AND USES
Frankincense– anti inflammatory and soothing to the skin. Used for scars, skin irritation & dry skin. Calming to the nervous system.
Jasmine– helps ease inflammation, is used on sensitive and dry, irritated skin. Eases stress, depression, anxiety.
Juniper– used for arthritis and gout, since it helps expel uric acid from the body (not to be used in cases of kidney disease). Helps calm muscle spasms and also helps calm the nervous system.
Lavender– soothing to the skin and is used for burns, sunburn & inflammation. Calming to the nervous system and has anti microbial and antiseptic properties.
Peppermint– stimulating, eases headache and migraines, helps breathing & clears sinuses, eases digestiion and muscle pain.
Rosemary– stimulates surface circulation & is used for muscle tension and joints. Has antiseptic and anti fungal properties.
Spearmint– similar to peppermint, but is less powerful (and has a sweeter scent). Is used for headache, muscle pain and digestion.
Myrrh– used for eczema, athletes foot, cracked, dry skin. Has anti fungal, anti microbial, astringent, and antiseptic properties.