This natural healing guide gives suggestions for using aromatherapy as part of your holistic healing process. Seeking the advice of a qualified aromatherapist is a good idea, but if you don't have access to one, you can do some research and choose some essential oils to use. Of course, consult a medical provider as appropriate.
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Antiviral Essential Oils
You can use essential oils on the herpes virus, including on cold sores and shingles.
Aromatherapy for Arthritis
Essential oils, such as peppermint and wintergreen, may help relieve arthritis pain and calm inflammation.
Aromatherapy for Colds
You can use aromatherapy for colds to boost your immune system, to relieve congestion, and to relieve body aches. Suggested essential oils for colds include ravensara, eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary.
Aromatherapy for Flu
Learn ways to use essential oils to help boost your immune system and, if you become sick, to help you feel better and speed up your healing.
Aromatherapy for Memory (and Alzheimer's Disease)
You can use essential oils to help improve memory. Research also suggests that aromatherapy can benefit people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Aromatherapy for Menopause
Suggested essential oils and aromatherapy recipes to help balance hormones and relieve hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.
Essential Oils and MRSA
Research on essential oils and MRSA has shown that some essential oils have effects that may help the natural healing process.
Essential Oils for Allergies
Two of the most commonly recommended essential oils for allergies are German chamomile and lavender.
Essential Oils for Athletes Foot
One of the essential oils for athletes foot is tea tree, but you may need a blend of other oils if fungus is entrenched under toenails. Recipes for athletes foot soak, foot oils, and foot powders.
Essential Oils for Cellulite
Recommended essential oils for cellulite include cypress, lemon, geranium, juniper, and mandarin. Aromatherapy recipes for cellulite massage oils, scrub, and baths.
Essential Oils for Depression
To use aromatherapy for depression, select stimulating essential oils, such as basil, lemon, and cedarwood. For postpartum depression, good choices are bergamot, melissa, neroli, and rose.
Essential Oils for Earaches
You can use lavender, Roman chamomile, and tea tree oil for earache and outer ear infections.
Essential Oils for Gums
Using essential oils for gums and gingivitis to help keep your mouth healthy is an alternative to buying pre-made oral care products.
Essential Oils for Hemorrhoids
Recommended essential oils for hemorrhoids to relieve pain and itchiness include cypress, helichrysum, lavender, and juniper.
Essential Oils for Muscles
Using essential oil blends for muscles can help relieve sore muscles, muscle cramps, and muscle injuries.
Essential Oils for Panic Attacks
Essential oils that may help stop panic attacks include lavender, helichrysum, frankincense, and marjoram.
Essential Oils for Sleep
Commonly recommended essential oils to promote better sleep and help relieve insomnia include lavender, valerian, Roman chamomile, and orange. You can also make aromatherapy for sleep blends to address specific causes of insomnia.
Essential Oils for Neuropathy
Essential oils for nerve pain include peppermint, helichrysum, and marjoram. For neuropathy, frankincense and lavender may help.
Essential Oils for Pain
Get information about a variety of essential oils to help relieve pain.
Essential Oils for Varicose Veins
Recommended essential oils for use on varicose veins include cypress essential oil to strengthen veins and helichrysum to improve circulation.
Menstrual Cramp Relief
Aromatherapy blends to help get rid of menstrual cramps and deal with the menstrual cycle problems of irregular or no periods.
Use essential oils for PMS relief in a massage oil, in the bath, or with an aromatherapy diffuser.
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