Adult Health Issues

"Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river... Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing." -Ezekiel 47:12

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Click here for a printable pdf of this Adult Health Issues listing.  
We recommend printing and keeping this handy!

This is a comprehensive listing of possible ailments and the essential oils that may help with them.  You can click on the words to find out exactly how to use each oil by reading the Applications and Cautions tabs listed for each individual oil or blend.

PLEASE NOTE: This list does NOT apply to those who are PREGNANT or to BABIES & SMALL CHILDREN.  Please go to the following separate list for each:

Pregnancy:  GO HERE

Labor, Delivery, Postpartum: GO HERE
Babies and Small Children:  GO HERE

 

REMINDER:  Before using essential oils, please note that we believe that the absolute best method of application is topical.  Always respect how concentrated and potent essential oils are and follow our dilution guidelines before using! 

A note about internal use of essential oils: 

Internal:  Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.

However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).

Click here for the dilution guidelines chart. 
Click here to see carrier oils.  
Click here for more information on how to use an essential oil.

CAUTION:  Do not use essential oils on sensitive areas - even diluted!  Do not use essential oils in your eyes or ear canals.  That's just bad and hurts a lot! Thanks!

New to essential oils and don't know where to start?

Topics:

Abscess:  ArmorCleanseClarifyEase, Jr.Tea Tree, Helichrysum, ThymeFrankincenseLavenderMyrrhRoman Chamomile
Application ideas:
Dilute your choice of essential oil with carrier and massage on location.

Acidosis: ArmorAncient ChinaLemonMyrrhPeppermint.
Application ideas:
Mix 3-5 drops essential oil of choice to 1 tablespoon carrier.  Massage on location.

Acne: ClarifyResistanceCleanseBreezeEmpower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Tea TreeHelichrysum,  German ChamomileJuniperLavenderRosewoodCedarwoodCloveEucalyptus RadiataFrankincenseLemonLemongrassPatchouli,  RosemarySpearmintThyme, Vetiver
Application ideas:
Apply oil of choice on location.
Click here for a blog post with more information.

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"Treating acne tissue with helichrysum in dilution has proven more effective than the use of any other essential oil." -Jeanne Rose, The Aromatherapy Book: Applications and Inhalations

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Addiction:  RestingCleanseLiver Cleanse
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice and apply to temples, bottoms of feet, stomach, abdomen, or liver area.

Adenitis (Inflammation of lymph nodes or glands): ClarifyRosemaryPine.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply on location.

Adrenal Glands: (Addison's Disease & Schmid's Syndrome, too)BalancePowerAncient ChinaBasilRosemaryClovePinePeppermint.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply on location or bottoms of feet.  Or apply as a warm compress over the kidney area. 

AIDS: ArmorFocusResistanceHelichrysum BlendCistusLemon.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice and apply to thymus and to bottoms of feet.

Alertness: PowerCitrusAncient ChinaPeppermintBasilLemonRosemary.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice and apply 1-2 drops to temples and bottoms of feet.

Allergies: No CedarResistanceInhaleBreezeClarifyAncient ChinaQuiescentEmpower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Breeze, Jr.Tea TreeLavenderCedarwoodPeppermintPatchouliEucalyptusRoman Chamomile
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice and apply 1-2 drops to sinuses, bottoms of feet, chest or wrists.  You can also diffuse (undiluted) into the air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

Anemia: ResistanceLemonCarrot SeedLavender
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice and apply to bottoms of feet and stomach.

Aneurysm: LoveHelichrysum BlendCypressFrankincense.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice and apply to temples, heart, bottoms of feet. 
Diffuse into the air (undiluted)

Anticatarrhal (excessive buildup of mucus in the nose or throat):  ArmorBreezeInhaleBreeze, Jr.Helichrysum Blend,  Empower, Jr.EucalyptusCypressFir,  Black Pepper, Cistus, DillFrankincenseGingerMyrrhRosemaryCitronella
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice apply on lung area, feet, around nose, or bottoms of feet. {Do not apply to the face of a child under 10 years old}
Diffuse (undiluted)

Anxiety: QuiescentFamilySighRestingResting,Jr.Helichrysum, LavenderOrange, LemonRoman ChamomileCopaibaBasilCedarwood, CypressFrankincenseJuniperPatchouli, Pine
Application ideas:
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale. 
Dilute oil of choice and apply to back of neck, temples or bottoms of feet.  Dilute and use as a massage oil. Add 1-2 drops chosen essential oil to 1/2 cup epsom salts and dissolve in warm bathwater.

Appetite Stimulant: AniseFennel
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice and apply to bottoms of feet or stomach.

Arthritis: ComfortEaseLoveHelichrysum, Helichrysum BlendResistanceClarifyRestingCleanseAncient ChinaEmpower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.FrankincenseRosemary,  LemonCypressBalsam FirBasilCedarwoodcloveeucalyptusgingerLavenderPeppermintPineRoman ChamomileBlack PepperGerman ChamomileTurmeric
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Asthma: Inhale, Breeze, Ancient China,  Breeze, Jr.Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.EucalyptusPeppermintFrankincenseThymeLemonOreganoPineCypressLavenderMyrrhRosemaryLavender, Roman Chamomile.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice and apply over lungs and throat. {Do not apply to the face of a child under 10 years old}
Diffuse (undiluted) into air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball, tissue or pillow and inhale deeply.
Avoid steam inhalation. 

Bed Wetting: Cypress
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on lower abdomen.

Belching: Tummy Troubles
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to stomach or bottoms of feet.

Bites (Insect, Mosquito): CleanseLavenderBasilCinnamon BarkLemonThyme.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Bites (Spiders, Bee Stings, Ants, Fire Ants): CleanseAncient ChinaBasilThymeCinnamon BarkLavenderLemonLemongrassPeppermint.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Bladder Infection (Cystitis): ArmorClarifyEmpower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Helichrysum, Tea TreeLemongrassGerman ChamomileSpearmintThyme,  BasilCedarwoodCinnamon BarkCloveEucalyptusFennelFrankincenseJuniper, Lavender, OreganoPineRosewood.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location. 

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"Cystitis (urinary tract infection) responds quickly to 1 to 3 drops of essential oil in a glass of water.... can be drunk repeatedly during the day.  In the beginning of an acute condition, this can be done every 20 minutes and symptoms will diminish quickly.  Then the frequency of consumption of the tea tree drink can be reduced.  Treating cystitis with Tea Tree oil is highly effective.  Nonetheless, if the cystitis is recurrent, diet or lifestyle changes may be required for a full resolution." (Schnaubelt 134)

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Blood, Anticoagulant (Keeps blood from clotting): Helichrysum, Helichrysum Blend, CloveFennelLavender.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location or bottoms of feet. 
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air.  Apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Blood Pressure (High):  LoveComfort, Jr.EucalyptusLavenderSpearmintCloveBalsam Fir, Lemon.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on inside of left arm, hand, foot, and over heart.
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air.  Apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Blood Pressure (Low): LoveRosemaryPineThyme.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on inside of left arm, hand, foot, and over heart.
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air.  Apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Blood, Bleeding (Stops): Helichrysum, Helichrysum BlendLoveCypressGeraniumLemon,.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Blood, Broken Blood Vessels: Helichrysum, Helichrysum blendGrapefruit.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

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"Helichrysum is the appropriate oil for larger injuries until professional care is available.  Ideally undiluted, Helichrysum oil is administered onto the injury before it is bandaged for a trip to the doctor's office.  It will disinfect the wound and, unlike other disinfecting agents, will not be painful.  Helichrysum oil prevents swelling and inflammation.  The formation of new tissue to close the sound is greatly accelerated." -Schnaubelt, Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils

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Helichrysum

Blood, Cholesterol: Helichrysum, Helichrysum BlendCarrot SeedDillLemongrassLavender.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on heart and bottoms of the feet.

Blood Clots: Helichrysum, Helichrysum BlendLoveCloveFennelBalsam FirGrapefruit.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location or bottoms of feet.
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Boils: CleanseClarifyInhaleBreezeEase, Jr.Tea TreeFrankincenseLavenderLemonLemongrass, Roman Chamomile.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Bone Spur: BreezeInhaleCypress
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location

Bronchitis: BreathingArmorBreezeInhaleResistanceAncient China,  Breeze, Jr.Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Armor, Jr.EucalyptusThymeTea TreePeppermintPineCedarwoodRosemaryCypress, Spearmint, BasilCloveFrankincenseGingerLavenderLemonMyrrhRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice and apply over lungs and throat. {Do not apply to the face of a child under 10 years old}
Diffuse (undiluted) into air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball, tissue or pillow and inhale deeply.

Bruises: ClarifyArmorComfortHelichrysum, Helichrysum BlendRegenerate, Jr.FennelLavenderLemon
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location

Burns: Helichrysum, Helichrysum BlendEmpower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.LavenderEucalyptusBalsam FirTea TreePeppermintRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to location. 

Bursitis: ComfortCypressGingerJuniperRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location

Calming: QuiescentRestingSighCitrusFamilyBite EraserResting,Jr.Helichrysum, LavenderOrangeCedarwoodFrankincenseMyrrh
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to back of neck, temples, chest, shoulders, wrists, back or bottoms of feet.  Can dilute and use as a massage for back, shoulders, neck or arms.
Diffuse (undiluted) into air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball, tissue or pillow and inhale deeply.
*Family does NOT require additional dilution and cannot be used in a diffuser*

Cancer: Tummy TroublesResistance, ClarifyLiver Cleanse,  Bite EraserFrankincenseLavenderRosemaryLemongrassCloveBasilOrangeMyrrh,
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location or bottoms of feet.
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.
Click here for an additional blog post on the subject of Cancer and Essential Oils.

Candida: Tummy TroublesResistanceClarifyArmorAncient China,  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Armor, Jr.Tea Tree, LavenderOreganoClovePeppermintCinnamon BarkEucalyptusRosewoodSpearmintRosemaryThymeMyrrhPatchouli.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on lower abdomen or bottoms of feet.
(Do not apply essential oils directly to sensitive areas- or inside the vagina!)
Click here for an additional blog post on the subject of Candida or Thrush

Canker Sores (Mouth Ulcers): ArmorTea TreeGerman ChamomileRoman ChamomileMyrrhOregano.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: EaseComfortAncient China,  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.BasilCypressEucalyptusLavenderLemongrassOreganoPeppermint.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage on location.
*Ease does NOT require additional dilution and cannot be used in a diffuser*

Cellulite:  Bite EraserGrapefruitCypressCedarwoodRosemaryBasilFennelJuniperLavenderLemonOrangeoreganoPatchouli, RosewoodThyme.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Cholesterol:  See Blood.

Circulation: Lemon,  Cypress,  Rosemary,  Fennel

Application: Dissolve one drop of each oil in a teaspoon of honey, cream or white lotion.  Add to a small footbath and stir well.  The feet should be soaked for 10 minutes.

Crohn's Disease: Tummy TroublesPeppermintBasilTurmeric

Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to bottoms of feet or lower abdomen with a warm compress.  Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

Colds:  ArmorInhale, BreezeArmor, Jr.Breeze, Jr.Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Tea TreeLemonRosemaryThymeBasilCopaibaEucalyptusGinger, LavenderOrangeOreganoPeppermintPine.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply 1-2 drops to throat, temples, forehead, back of neck, below nose, chest or bottoms of feet.  {Do not apply oils to the face of a child under 10 years old}
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

Cold Sores: Clarify, InhaleBreezeArmorAncient ChinaArmor, Jr.Bite EraserEase, Jr.Tea TreePeppermintLavender, LemonRoman ChamomileClove.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Colon: Tummy TroublesAncient ChinaPeppermintTurmeric
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to bottoms of feet or lower abdomen with a warm compress.  Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.
Click here for more information on Flatulence.

Colitis: Helichrysum, Helichrysum Blend, ThymeAniseClove.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to bottoms of feet or lower abdomen with a warm compress.  Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

Congestion:  See Anticatarrhal.

Cough: InhaleBreezeArmor, Ancient China,  Breeze, Jr.Empower, Jr.PeppermintCedarwoodFrankincenseEucalyptusTea TreeCardamomGingerJuniperMyrrhPineMyrrhRoman Chamomilethyme.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to throat and chest area. {do not apply essential oils to the throat or face of a child under the age of 10}
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

Cushing's Disease:  ResistanceArmorLemonBasil
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice  and apply to the bottoms of feet or as a warm compress over the kidney area. 

Deodorant: InhaleBreezeRestingBite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.CitronellaCypressEucalyptusLavenderTea TreeLemongrass.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to underarms.
Click here for more information on essential oils and deodorant.

Depression: QuiescentComfortResting Family,  Bite EraserResting,Jr.Helichrysum, Lemon, Frankincense, LavenderRosemaryRosewoodGrapefruit, BasilJuniper BerryGingerPatchouliCypress.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage into skin. 
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or add 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Diabetes: Armor,  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Helichrysum, RosemaryEucalyptusPineCorianderCypress, DillFennelGingerJuniperLavender
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on back, chest, feet or over pancreas. 
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air.

Digestive System, Constipation: Tummy TroublesAncient ChinaOrangeRosemaryLemonPeppermint, AniseBasilBlack PepperCopaibaFennelGingerJuniperPatchouliCorianderTurmeric
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage clockwise around abdomen and on feet and shins.

Digestive System, Diarrhea: Tummy TroublesPeppermintGingerTea TreeMyrrhCardamomCistusSpearmintTurmeric
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on stomach, abdomen or feet.

Digestive System, Gas/Flatulence: Tummy Troubles, Ancient China,  Empower, Jr.GingerLavender,  PeppermintFennelAniseCardamomCorianderCopaibaEucalyptusJuniperMyrrhRoman ChamomileRosemarySpearmintTurmeric
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to large intestine, stomach, abdomen or feet.

Digestive System, Gastritis: Tummy TroublesAncient ChinaPeppermintFennelLemongrassHelichrysum, PineTurmeric
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply over stomach area with a hot compress. 

Digestive System, Heartburn: Tummy TroublesAncient ChinaLemonPeppermint.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply 1-2 drops to chest area.

Digestive System, Indigestion: Tummy TroublesAncient ChinaLiver CleansePeppermintGinger, LavenderThymeGrapefruitDillOrangeCopaibaCoriander, MyrrhTurmeric
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to stomach, intestines and feet.

Diuretic:  Bite Eraser, LemongrassRosemary, Cedarwood, LavenderCardamomcypressFennelGrapefruitJuniperLemonOrangeOregano.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to kidney area, bottoms of feet.

Drug Detox: Helichrysum

Application ideas:
Dilute as recommend and apply on feet. 
Diffuse (undiluted) in the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

Ears, Infection: CleanseClarify,  Breeze, Jr.Bite Eraser, Lavender.  (Never put essential oils inside the ear canal.  Only apply essential oils around the outside of the ear itself.)
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on surface of ear (not inside the ear canal) and behind the ear on mastoid bone.

Ears, Ringing (aka. Tinnitus):  HelichrysumJuniper Berry, GeraniumPeppermintLavenderBasil.  (Never put essential oils inside the ear canal.  Only apply essential oils around the outside of the ear itself.)
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply regularly on surface of ear (not inside the ear canal) and behind the ear on mastoid bone. Especially at night while sleeping. 

Eczema: Lavender, CedarwoodJuniper BerryCistusRoman ChamomileGerman Chamomile, GeraniumRosewood

Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Endometriosis: IndigoClarifyArmor,  Empower, Jr.CypressEucalyptus
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on feet or on lower abdomen as a warm compress.  Place 1-2 drops in warm bathwater and bathe.

Energy: Power, Ancient ChinaPeppermintBasilBlack PepperCypressJuniperLemonLemongrassOrangeRosemaryThyme.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply 1-2 drops on temples, back of neck, liver area, feet or  massage into muscles.  Place 1-2 drops in warm bathwater and bathe.

Enteritis: See IBS

Epstein-Barr: ResistanceArmorEmpower, Jr.Eucalyptus.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on feet. 
Diffuse (undiluted) in the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

Estrogen: RegulateAnise.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to lower abdomen.
Diffuse (undiluted) in the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

Eyes:  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.CarrotLemongrassCypressLemonEucalyptus RadiataFennelFrankincenseGerman ChamomileLavender. (NEVER put essential oils directly in your eye!)
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to feet or temples.
Diffuse (undiluted) in the air.

Eyes, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye):  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Eucalyptus RadiataLavender. (Do not put oils in the eye, apply to the bone below and above the eyebrow only)
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to feet or temples.

Fatigue: ArmorFocusTummy TroublesResistanceAncient China,  Bite EraserBasilPeppermintLavender, Lemongrass, Rosemary.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to sore muscles or joints, to the back or feet.  Add 1-2 drops of oil of choice to warm bathwater.  Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

Fever: ResistanceAncient China,  Bite EraserEmpower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Armor, Jr.Peppermint, Frankincense, German Chamomile, LemonEucalyptusCloveBasilFennelGingerLavenderTea TreeSpearmint.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to bottoms of feet or spine.
Diffuse (undiluted) in the air.

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"Fever... oral application [ingestion] of German chamomile and frankincense...

One or two drops will deliver the full pharmacological effect that can be gained from any given oil." -Schnaubelt, Medical Aromatherapy, p. 223, 233

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Flu: See Viral Infection.

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"The internal application of German chamomile during the acute stages of flu is useful because it detoxifies metabolic wastes from pathogenic microorganisms.

One or two drops will deliver the full pharmacological effect that can be gained from any given oil." -Schnaubelt, Medical Aromatherapy, p. 223, 233"

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Focus: FocusEmpower, Jr.LavenderVetiver.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to feet, temples or back of neck.
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Foot Fungus:  Bite EraserEase, Jr.Tea TreeCypressLavender, MyrrhThyme.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Gallbladder:  Liver Cleanse,  Bite EraserGerman ChamomileJuniperLavenderRosemary.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to feet and over gallbladder area (can use a hot compress).

Gingivitis: See Oral Conditions, Gingivitis

Gout: ComfortFennelLemonPineBasilThyme.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.  Can massage.

Grave's Disease:  See Thyroid, Hyperthyroidism

Gum Disease: See Oral Conditions, Gum Disease

Hair, Dandruff:  Bite EraserEase, Jr.RosemaryLavenderTea TreeBasilCedarwood, CypressPatchouliThyme.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage into scalp before shampooing.

Hair, Itching: Ancient China,  Bite EraserSoft SprayPeppermintLavender.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage into scalp before shampooing.

Hair, Loss:  Bite EraserRosemaryLavender, CedarwoodThymeCypressLemonRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage into scalp before shampooing.

Halitosis: See Oral Conditions, Halitosis.

Hashimoto's Disease:  See Thyroid, Hypothyroidism.

Headaches: EaseComfortAncient ChinaComfort, Jr.Empower, Jr.Regenerate, Jr., PeppermintHelichrysum, RosemaryBasilCloveEucalyptusFrankincenseLavenderCopaibaBalsam Fir.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to location of pain.  Avoid eyes.

Heart Burn:  See Digestive System, Heartburn.

Hemorrhoids (also see Varicose Veins):  Helichrysum, LoveHelichrysum BlendCypressGrapefruitPatchouliBalsam FirPeppermintBasilFrankincenseJuniperMyrrhLemonTea Tree
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply 1-2 drops on location.
See this blog post for more information.

Hepatitis:  See Liver, Hepatitis.

Herpes Simplex:  Helichrysum BlendAncient China,  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.PeppermintTea TreeCloveLavender,  EucalyptusLemon.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply directly on the lesions at the first sign of an outbreak. {Do not apply essential oils to sensitive areas.}

Hives: Ancient ChinaBite EraserEase, Jr.Helichrysum, Tea Tree, PeppermintLavenderPatchouliRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Hormonal System:  RegulateBalanceAncient ChinaSpearmintFennelMyrrhPeppermint.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to ankles, lower back, thyroid, liver, kidneys, gland areas, along the spine or clavicle area.

Hot Flashes: BalanceRegulateAncient ChinaPeppermintFennel.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to ankles.

IBS: Fennel, Peppermint, Black Pepper

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"A blend which has been found to work well for both enteritis and irritable bowel syndrome (frequently used with success by S Price) and mostly administered internally diluted in a dispersant e.g. honey, then water, is equal quantities of fennel, [peppermint], and black pepper." -Price, 267

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Injury: see Blood, Bleeding or Bruises.

Insomnia:  QuiescentCitrusResting,  Bite EraserResting,Jr.LavenderFrankincenseOrangecypressBasilLemonRoman ChamomileRosemary.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to bottoms of feet or back of neck.  Add 1-2 drops to bathwater and bathe. 
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or place 1-2 drops on a pillow.

*Please note:  "The amount of essential oils used for insomnia is important, as one or two drops of lavender can be relaxing and soporific, but a high dose can have the opposite effects." (Price 267)

Irritability:  QuiescentFamilyBite EraserLavender, MyrrhHelichrysum
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage into skin. 
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Kidneys:  Lemongrass, ThymeGrapefruit.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to bottoms of feet or over kidneys.  Can apply over kidneys as a warm compress. 

Laryngitis: ClarifyArmor, Jr.Bite EraserFrankincenseLavenderThyme
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to neck and feet. 
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or add 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Lice:  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Tea TreeCitronellaPineEucalyptusLavenderLemonRosemary.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to scalp and to bottoms of feet three times a day. Several drops can also be added to your bottle of shampoo and conditioner. 

Liver: Liver CleanseHelichrysum BlendTummy TroublesRestingDillRosemaryCarrot SeedGerman ChamomileThymeCypressGrapefruit, MyrrhRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply 1-2 drops over liver area and to feet.  Apply along the spine or as a warm compress over the liver area.
Diffuse (undiluted) into air.

Liver, Hepatitis:  Liver CleanseResistance,  Empower, Jr.MyrrhCinnamon BarkCarrot SeedCypressEucalyptus, Tea TreeOreganoPatchouliRoman Chamomile, RosemaryThyme.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply 1-2 drops over liver area and to feet.  Apply along the spine or as a warm compress over the liver area.
Diffuse (undiluted) into air.

Lupus: ArmorResistanceClove
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend apply on the bottoms of feet.

Lyme Disease: BreezeArmor
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on the bottoms of the feet.
Diffuse (undiluted) into air or put 1 drop on a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Moles: Clarify,  Bite EraserSkin Soothe, Jr.FrankincenseLavenderClove.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Mono (Mononucleosis): ResistanceBreezeArmorArmor, Jr.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on throat and feet.
Diffuse (undiluted) into air or put 1 drop on a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Motion Sickness: Tummy TroublesAncient ChinaPeppermintGingerSpearmint.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to feet, temples and wrists.
Diffuse (undiluted) into air or put 1 drop on a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Mouth Conditions: See Oral Conditions

Muscles:  EaseAncient ChinaRegenerate, Jr.Bite EraserPeppermintBasilCinnamon BarkCypressBalsam FirLavenderLemongrassTurmeric
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply or massage on location.  Add 1-2 drops to warm bath water, and bathe.  Apply as a hot (or cold for strains or sprains) compress.

Nausea:  Tummy TroublesAncient China,  Bite EraserTummy Troubles, Jr.GingerPeppermintLavenderCloveRosewoodSpearmintTurmeric
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply behind ears and on bottoms of feet.
Diffuse (undiluted) into air or put 1 drop on a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Oral Conditions, Gingivitis: ArmorClarifyHelichrysum, Helichrysum BlendTea TreeMyrrhRosemary.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and swab gums and apply on throat.

Oral Conditions, Gum Disease: Armor, ClarifyTea TreeMyrrh
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and swab gums.  Mix 1 - 2 drops with 4 oz. water and use as a mouth rinse.

Oral Conditions, Halitosis: ArmorPeppermintLavender.
Application ideas:
Mix 1 - 2 drops oil of choice with 4 oz. water and use as a mouth rinse.

Oral Conditions, Infection: ArmorHelichrysum, Helichrysum BlendTea TreeCloveFrankincenseMyrrh
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to jaw line or swab gums.

Pain: Comfort, EaseAncient China,  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Regenerate, Jr.Helichrysum, PeppermintLavenderFrankincenseEucalyptusLemonGinger, RosemaryCloveCopaibaJuniper BerryBalsam Fir, LemongrassMyrrhBlack PepperTurmeric
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply or massage on location.  Add 1-2 drops to 1/2 cup epsom salts.  Dissolve in warm bath water, and bathe.  Apply as a warm compress to affected area.

Parasites: Tummy Troubles,  Bite EraserEase, Jr.OreganoThymeFennelLavenderCinnamon Bark, CopaibaRoman ChamomileLemonAniseCloveGinger, Lemongrass, Tea TreeRosemaryRosewoodSpearmint.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply or massage on stomach, liver, intestines or bottoms of feet.

Pneumonia:  BreezeInhaleArmor, Resistance,  Breeze, Jr.Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Armor, Jr.ThymeCinnamon BarkOreganoEucalyptusTea TreeFrankincenseLavenderLemonMyrrh.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to chest, back, or bottoms of the feet. Can apply as a warm compress to the chest. 
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.  Place 4 drops in 1/2 cup hot water and inhale steam vapors deeply.

Prostate:  Frankincense
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to the posterior, scrotum, ankles, lower back or bottoms of feet.

Psoriasis: Helichrysum, Helichrysum BlendSkin Soothe, Jr.Bite EraserEase, Jr.Thyme, CedarwoodLavenderTea TreePatchouli, Roman Chamomile.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Raynaud's Disease: Love,  Bite EraserCypressCloveFennelHelichrysum, Helichrysum BlendLavenderRosemaryBlack Pepper.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Ringworm: ClarifyCleanseBreezeInhaleAncient China,  Bite EraserEase, Jr.Tea TreePeppermintThymeLavender,Myrrh,
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Scabies: Tea TreeCinnamonCloveLemonRosemary.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Shingles: Inhale, Breeze,  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Tea TreeEucalyptusLavenderLemonRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Sinusitis: BreathingBreezeInhaleArmorAncient China,  Breeze, Jr.Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Armor, Jr.EucalyptusRosemaryPineEucalyptus RadiataGingerPeppermintLavender
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply sides of nose or on forehead (avoid eyes). 
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Sleep: QuiescentRestingSighBite EraserResting,Jr.Lavender, Roman Chamomile
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to bottoms of feet or back of neck.  Add 1-2 drops to bathwater and bathe.
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or place 1-2 drops on a pillow.

Please note:  "The amount of essential oils used for insomnia is important, as one or two drops of lavender can be relaxing and soporific, but a high dose can have the opposite effects." -Price 267

Snoring: Regenerate on the feet (especially the big toe), Inhale diluted on chest, Lavender diluted on feet.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to suggested locations.
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or place 1-2 drops on a pillow.

Staph Infection (MRSA Staph):  BreezeInhaleCleanseArmorAncient China,  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Armor, Jr.Tea TreeOreganoCinnamon BarkPeppermintSpearmint, Lemongrass,CloveEucalyptus RadiataGrapefruitLavenderOrangePatchouliThymeCypress.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to location.

Strep Throat:  ArmorClarifyBreezeArmor, Jr.Breeze, Jr.GingerTea TreeOregano
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to throat, lungs or bottoms of feet. Add 1-2 drops to 4 oz water and gargle.
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Sunburn:  Soft SprayBite EraserEase, Jr.LavenderPeppermintTea Tree
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended with water and apply or spray to location for first 24 hours.  After first 24 hours, dilute with carrier oil and apply on location as needed.

Tendonitis: ComfortAncient China,  Bite Eraser, BasilCypressBalsam Fir, GingerLavenderPeppermintRosemary
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to location and apply an ice pack.

Thrush: ArmorTummy TroublesResistanceClarify,  Bite EraserComfort, Jr.Tea TreeLavenderOreganoClovePeppermintCinnamon BarkEucalyptusRosewoodSpearmint, RosemaryThyme

Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to bottoms of feet.

Thyroid, Dysfunction: BalanceClove
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to base of throat or bottoms of feet.

Thyroid, Normalize the Hormonal Imbalance of: Balance
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to base of throat or bottoms of feet.

Thyroid, Hyperthyroidism: BalanceMyrrhLemongrass
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to base of throat or bottoms of feet.

Thyroid, Hypothyroidism: BalanceLemongrass, Myrrh, ClovePeppermintSpearmint
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to base of throat or bottoms of feet.

Tinnitus (ringing in ears):  HelichrysumJuniper Berry, GeraniumPeppermintLavenderBasil.  (Never put essential oils inside the ear canal.  Only apply essential oils around the outside of the ear itself.)
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply regularly on surface of ear (not inside the ear canal) and behind the ear on mastoid bone. Especially at night while sleeping. 

Urinary Tract:  Resistance,  Bite EraserEase, Jr.ThymeCopaibaLavenderTea TreePineRosemary.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

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"Cystitis (Urinary Tract Infection) responds quickly to 1 to 3 drops of essential oil in a glass of water... can be drunk repeatedly during the day. In the beginning of an acute condition, this can be done every twenty minutes and symptoms will diminish quickly. Then the frequency of consumption of the tea tree drink can be reduced. Treating cystitis with tea tree oils is highly effective. Nonetheless, if the cystitis is recurrent, diet or lifestyle changes may be required for a full resolution." -Schnaubelt, 134

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Varicose Veins/Spider Veins (also see Hemorrhoids):  Helichrysum (helps dissolve coagulated blood in tissue around vein), Cypress (strengthens the capillary walls), Basil, Peppermint, LemonGrapefruitGeraniumTea TreePatchouli

The hemorrhaging of capillaries around the vein causes congealed blood (that blue color you see) in the tissue that surrounds the vein - we call this a varicose vein.  To assist the body in dissolving and reabsorbing this congealed blood (go for helichrysum!!), we recommend the application process explained in the quote below.  

*If you think you may have an actual blood clot, you can apply helichrysum and/or cypress undiluted on the vein and get immediate medical attention.

Application ideas: Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply ABOVE the vein. 

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"When treating vericose veins there are rules to follow for massage or self-application: this must always start above the affected vein in order to help clear the blood from this area up towards the heart, before encouraging the upward flow of blood from below - direct pressure over the vein itself must be avoided." -Price, p.242

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Viral Infection: BreezeInhaleAncient China,  Breeze, Jr.Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Ease, Jr.Armor, Jr., TeaTreePeppermintArmorRosemaryResistanceEucalyptus RadiataCloveCopaibaGinger, LavenderOrangeOreganoPineThyme.

Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to chest, back, neck, sinuses or bottoms of feet.  {Do not apply to the face of a child under the age of 10}
Diffuse (undiluted) into the air.

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"The internal application of German chamomile during the acute stages of flu is useful because it detoxifies metabolic wastes from pathogenic microorganisms.

One or two drops will deliver the full pharmacological effect that can be gained from any given oil." -Schnaubelt, Medical Aromatherapy, p. 223, 233"

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Warts:  ClarifyArmor,  Bite EraserFrankincenseOreganoCinnamon BarkCloveCypressLavender, Lemon.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.
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Wound: see Blood. 

Wrinkles: Helichrysum, Carrot SeedFrankincenseCistusPatchouli, Myrrh, Geranium Rose
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Recipe for a Face Lift in a Bottle: to a 1oz spray bottle, add 10 drops Patchouli, 10 drops Myrrh, and 5 drops Geranium Rose essential oil. (You may also consider several drops of Helichrysum.)  Then top off with a carrier oil of your choice.  Sweet Almond,Sunflower Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil are three great options. 

 

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