Health Issues Reference Guide

*Please see the first tab "How to Use this Reference Guide" before use.*

For quick location of a topic, press command + F (on Windows press control + F) and a search bar will appear.  This will allow you to search for items listed on this page specifically, without taking you anywhere else on the site.

For a more extensive version of this guide, go here.  We are slowly converting to this new user-friendly format, so not all topics are listed here yet.   Thank you for your patience as we update this.

How to Use this Reference Guide (Read this first!)

  1. For quick location of certain topics, press command (or control on Windows) + F and a search bar will appear.  This will allow you to search for items listed on this page specifically, without taking you anywhere else on the site.
  2. Be aware that the oils listed for each topic are in order based on what our research and testing has shown to be most effective.
  3. Select only three or four single oils or a combination of singles and blends. 
  4. Click on the name of the blend or the individual oil to read more about its Applications and Cautions (or drug interactions).
  5. When using topically, please refer to our dilution chart here for proper dilution ratios. 
  6. If diffusing is recommended but is not an option for you, apply one drop of oil to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale. 
  7. 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 - Labor, Delivery, & Postpartum - Babies & Small Children
  8. Understand that most of the application methods listed here only give a brief description.  Please see our post on applications here for full details.  
  9. NOTE: when the body is provided with the proper tools to begin its repair work, it takes three months to heal plus an additional month for each year that it has been dealing with a specific issue.  So if you have been dealing with "Issue X" for 2 years, it will likely take 3 months plus an additional 2 months (one month for each year you have dealt with "Issue X") to see full health restored. 

Disclaimer

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" (3. p. 96).

Abdominal Pain

Persisting abdominal pain could indicate concerning issues, such as appendicitis or a number of other conditions.  Especially in the case of increasing pain, a visit to the doctor is highly recommended.  Food allergies should be taken into consideration.  For food allergy testing (without needles!), we highly recommend Stephanie Fuller, N.D. at Fuller Options.

Lower Region

Blends: Tummy Troubles

Singles: Thyme, Eucalyptus, Cardamom 

Application (choose one or alternate between the two):

    1. Dilute Tummy Troubles and apply over the painful area up to several times daily.  Clockwise application will help, too. 
    2. Blend Thyme (2 drops), Eucalyptus (3 drops), and Cardamom (3 drops) together and dilute with a carrier oil (mix 3-5 drops of essential oil blend to 5mL [1 tsp] carrier).  Apply over the painful area up to several times daily.  Clockwise application will help, too. 

Upper Region

Blends: Tummy Troubles

Singles: Peppermint, Cardamom, Roman Chamomile

Application (choose one or alternate between the two):

    1. Dilute Tummy Troubles and apply over the painful area up to several times daily.  Clockwise application will help, too. 
    2. Blend Peppermint (1 drop), Cardamom (3 drops), and Roman Chamomile (2 drops) together and dilute with a carrier oil (mix 3-5 drops of essential oil blend to 5mL [1 tsp] carrier).  Apply over the painful area up to several times daily.  Clockwise application will help, too.

    Abrasions - Cuts - Scrapes - Wound

    Blends: Soft, Jr. (this comes in a spray bottle and is very handy when you need to keep things sanitary), Cleanse

    Singles: Lavender, ThymeTea Tree, Frankincense, Myrrh

    Application (choose one): 

    1. Cleanse the area with Lavender (5 drops) diluted in a bowl of warm water.  Then apply one drop of Lavender neat on the area surrounding the abrasion.
    2. Cleanse the area with Tea Tree or Thyme (5 drops) diluted in a bowl of warm water.  Then apply one drop of Roman Chamomile on the area surrounding the abrasion.
    3. If water is not readily available to assist with the cleansing process, you may simply apply several drops of one of the above blends or single oils neat (undiluted) on the location.
    4. Soft, Jr. Spray is a great option for small cuts or scrapes that happen on the go.  It may be a good idea to keep a bottle of it in your purse for a quick disinfectant and wound soother.  

    Abscess

    Blends: Armor, Cleanse, Clarify, Immunity (esp. for children under 6yrs), Ease, Jr.

    Singles: Tea TreeThyme, MyrrhFrankincense (Boswellia frereana or Boswellia carterii)Lemon, Lavender, Eucalyptus Radiata

    Application:

    • Apply a cold compress twice a day
    • Dilute 1-1 with a carrier oil and apply one to three times a day

    Acidosis

    Blends: Armor 

    Singles: Lemon, Myrrh, Peppermint

    Application:

    Mix 3-5 drops essential oil of choice to 1 tablespoon carrier.  Massage on location.

    Acne

    *Also see blackheads, clogged pores, and/or acne scarring.

    Blends: ClarifyCleanse, Soft

    Singles: Helichrysum, Tea Tree, Geranium, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Lavender

    Application:

    1. Use a gentle cleansing routine followed by a toner.
    2. Prepare essential oil or blend of your choice.  Dilute 2-3 drops essential oil blend in 5mL carrier of Jojoba with 3 drops macerated carrot root oil added in. 
    3. Apply by gently dabbing the oil onto damp skin (avoid eyes) and allow to soak in for several minutes. 
    4. Use a tissue to dab off any excess. 
    5. Avoid concealer or foundation as much as possible. 
    6. Alternate oils daily or every couple of days for best results.

    "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 

    "Use Tea Tree in skin washes for acne. It is also good for the large, inflamed and often painful spots which some women tend to get around the nose and chin in the days preceding menstruation." (9. p. 295-296)

    ADD

    Blends: QuiescentEmpower, Regenerate

    Singles: Vetiver, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Cardamom, Lavender

    Application:

    Diffuse the blend or singles of your choice at 15 minute intervals throughout the day. For topical application, dilute and apply 4-8 times per day (approximately every 2 hours).

    Addiction

    Cleansing and detoxing the liver is going to be crucial to break free from food and chemical dependencies. For long term freedom from addictions, consult a natural health care provider to be sure that your trace minerals and diet are also supporting your endeavor.

    Blends: Resting, Cleanse, Gall-Liver

    Applications:

    Dilute oil of choice and apply to temples 2-3 times per day and or back of neck, bottoms of feet, stomach, liver area, or the abdomen. Diffuse 15 minutes every 2 hours as needed. Make a warm compress and apply over the liver for 15-30 minutes several times per day.

    Special Situations:

    Prescription Drug Addiction:

    Be sure to inform your physician that you will be using essential oils during detox from prescription drug addiction. Essential oils help to calm the nervous system as you reduce your dose of prescribed medication. Be sure to use no more then half of a normal dilution amount. See Dilution Chart Here

    Substance Addiction: 

    The biggest challenge you will run into is with withdrawal symptoms. Essential oils will help you combat the anxiety and stress that the nervous system will encounter during this time.

    Alcoholism:

    Essential oils should be used at half the general dilution guidelines and will be especially helpful with digestion and nervous system troubles. See Digestion and Nervous System for specific oil recommendation.

    Adrenal Glands - Addison’s Disease - Schmidt's Syndrome

    Blends: Balance, Regenerate, Resting, Lili Beth, Indigo 

    Singles: Basil, Rosemary, Peppermint, Black Pepper

    Applications:

    Apply a warm compress over the adrenal glands. Apply to the back of neck topically. Diffuse throughout the day as needed.

    AIDS

    Note: Our main goal here is to build the immune system.

    Blends: Gall-Liver (Particularly our pre-diluted 10mL roll-on because it is 95% black cumin seed oil which has an 88-92% inhibition effect on HIV according to Dr. Rawan Farags' research.), Armor

    Singles: Cistus, Lemon

    Application:

    Dilute and apply to the bottoms of feet two to three times daily.

    Allergies - Food Allergies - Seasonal Allergies - Hay Fever

    If you believe you have food allergies, be sure to have food allergy testing done and avoid those foods.  For food allergy testing (without needles!), we highly recommend Stephanie Fuller, N.D. at Fuller Options.  If you are up against seasonal allergies, the oils listed below will give you some ideas to relieve symptoms.

    Blends: Breeze (for seasonal allergies or hay fever), Breeze, Jr.Lili Beth (Add Cedarwood if cedar is a problem for you), Tummy Troubles (food allergies)

    Singles: Lavender, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus Radiata, Peppermint (food allergies)

    Application:

    • Diffuse oil(s) of choice as needed.
    • Apply diluted to bottoms of feet, chest, or a very small amount to the sinuses (1-2 drops).
    • Diffuse 3 drops of Roman Chamomile and 3 drops of Lemon in a diffuser or place 1 drop of each onto a cotton ball, tissue, or pillow and inhale deeply.
    • Bath blend: 2 drops Roman Chamomile, 2 drops Lemon, 1 drop Lavender.  Dilute in several drops of a carrier oil and add to the bath. 

      Alzheimer's

      Also see the "Dementia" Tab below.

      Let me start out by stating this simple, yet key piece of info on this subject: The memory is powerfully and endlessly affected by aroma. 

      There is an undeniable link, as well as much scientific evidence, that connects the olfactory system (which includes the sense of smell) to the mind and emotions.  What a powerful tool this can be in our time of need!  Which of us have not encountered a long forgotten fragrance from our childhood and were not instantly transported back to the very memories that we thought had long vanished?  

      When inhaled, essential oils are brought into the blood stream via the blood vessels in the nasal cavity and follow a direct route to the brain.  Essential oils stimulate the part of the brain called the hippocampus, which stores information about experiences and facts.  Memories are released from the mind's storage center in this way and are able to be more readily brought to the surface for recall.  All this happens nearly instantaneously. 

      Because essential oils cross the blood brain barrier, the brain responds readily and easily to their aroma.   And now, my friends, we find ourselves holding in our hands a fantastic modality with which we can approach the care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other neurological issues (Lou Gehrig's, Parkinson's, MS, etc.)

      In summary, essential oils posses an extensive, perhaps even an immeasurable amount of therapeutic potential in dealing with neurological issues.  

      Essential oils in the "terpine" family in particular, may be of the most use to us in neurological cases.  Included in the Terpine class of essential oils is a sub group known as sequiterpenes (composed of three isoprene units) which are comprised of molecules small enough to readily penetrate the blood brain barrier.  This means that oils high in sesquiterpenes (which bring oxygen to the tissues on a cellular level) will be of utmost value to brain health.  Sesquiterpenes can also be classified as antiallergenic, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, calming, blood and lymph decongestant, hypotensive, liver stimulant, and stimulating of glandular secretions.

      Sesquiterpenes are typically found in woody, resinous, or root sourced oils such as: Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedarwood.  We also find high sesquiterpenes in German Chamomile, Ginger, Niaouli, Peppermint, and Sage.   

      Blends (in order): Soft, Regenerate, Quiescent, Empower, Lili Beth

      Singles: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Black Pepper, Patchouli, Myrrh, Ginger, Frankincense, German Chamomile

      Anal Fissures (Tears)

      Blends: Soft

      Singles: Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon

      Application:

      1. Prepare a bowl of warm water and add Lavender (5 drops) and Lemon (2 drops).  Gently bathe the area with the water/oil mix.
      2. Apply Soft diluted (Soft, Jr. Spray is pre-diluted and makes application very easy) to the area as needed. 

      OR

      1. Follow Step 1 above and then prepare remedy in Step 2 below.
      2. Blend Lavender (3 drops), Roman Chamomile (2 drops), and Geranium (1 drop) together and dilute with a carrier oil (mix 3-5 drops of essential oil blend to 5mL [1 tsp] carrier).  Apply around the area as needed. 

        Anemia

        Anemia is an iron deficiency. You will not get iron from these oils, but essential oils can help with absorption of iron.

        Singles: Lemon, Lavender

        Application:

        Dilute and apply to the bottoms of feet and stomach.

        Anger & Aggression

        Blends: Soft

        Singles: LemonGeraniumLavenderHelichrysumFrankincense

          Anxiety & Panic

          Inhalation of the essential oil is the most immediate way to get results. Diffuse into the air as often as needed. For topical application, dilute oil of choice and apply to the back of neck, inside of the elbows, bottoms of the feet. In addition, you can put 1-2 drops in bath water.

          If you feel an anxiety or panic attack coming on, it is very important to get one of the blends or single oils listed here into your system immediately.  Inhalation is best.

          General Anxiety or Panic: 

          Blends: QuiescentRegenerate, Soft

          Singles: Lavender, Geranium, Helichrysum, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Vetiver, Sandalwood

          Tense Anxiety: Symptoms include bodily tension, body aches, muscle pain, general soreness.

          Blends: Soft, Resting

          Singles: Helichrysum, Orange, Sandalwood, Lavender, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile

          Restless Anxiety (Panic): Symptoms include sweating, over activity, dizziness, palpitations, lump in throat, and over activity of the autonomic nervous system (example frequent urination, diarrhea)

          Blends: Quiescent 

          Singles: Vetiver, CedarwoodRoman Chamomile, Frankincense

          Apprehensive Anxiety: Symptoms include unease, apprehension, worry, brooding, over anxiousness, paranoia, sense of foreboding

          Blends: Lili BethResting

          Singles: Bergamot, Lavender, Geranium, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Orange

          Repressed Anxiety: Symptoms include constantly feeling on edge, irritable, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, feeling exhausted (See Adrenals)

          Blends: Empower

          Singles: Bergamot, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood

          Application:

          • Inhalation is the most immediate way to get results. Diffuse into the air as often as needed.
          • Dilute oil of choice and apply to the back of neck, inside of the elbows, bottoms of the feet. In addition, you can put 1-2 drops in bath water.

          Appetite Stimulant

          Blends: Tummy Troubles

          Singles: Fennel

          Application:

          Dilute and apply to the bottom of the feet or in the belly button.

          Arteries - Hardening

          Blends: Love - specially formulated to assist the body with regulating the blood pressure, regulating the heartbeat, and breaking down plaque on the blood vessel walls.

          Singles: Helichrysum (chelator: lowers cholesterol, reduces blood clotting), Cypress

          Application:

          Dilute oil(s) of choice and use for body massage twice weekly. 

          Arthritis & Joint Pain

          Massive changes need to be made to the diet. Common food sensitivities need to be cut out including wheat, sugar, and dairy. A food allergy test is recommended.  The following may help with symptoms.

          Osteoarthritis

          Blends: Regenerate, Comfort

          Singles: Helichrysum, Cedarwood, Ginger, Sandalwood, Lavender, Rosemary

          Rheumatoid

          Blends: Comfort, Ease

          Singles: HelichrysumRoman ChamomileGerman Chamomile, Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Lavender

          Application:

          Bath Method: Choose a selection of oils and add up to 6 drops total to the bath in combination with Epsom salt and aluminum free baking soda.

          *Comfort and Ease Blends contain peppermint and will burn your nether regions! Not recommended for bath. Choose another option or use them topically. 

          Topical: Dilute and apply to the affected area.

          Asthma

          Asthma can be triggered by food allergies. If you want long term relief, have a food allergy test done first and fully cut out each food individually in three month increments. In the meantime, here are some suggestions that can open up the airway.

          For some individuals, essential oils can irritate the lungs further. Use sparingly and with caution.

          Blends: Breeze, Tummy Troubles

          Application:

          For Breeze, dilute and apply over the lungs, chest 2-6 times per day. For Tummy Troublesdilute and apply over the stomach 2-6 times per day.

          Athletes Foot

          Blends: Clarify, Breeze

          Singles: Tea Tree, LavenderGeranium, Eucalyptus, Lemon

          Applications:

          1. Apply 2 drops of Tea Tree and 1 drop of Lavender neat on the toes and spread around the nails and in between the toes. 
          2. Use either Clarify or Breeze or mix together 5 drops of Tea Tree and 1 drop of each of the other single oils listed. Use neat or dilute 1:1 with a carrier oil or apple cider vinegar.  Apply to the affected areas, especially between the toes and around the toenails.  
          3. For more severe cases, tea tree oil can be used neat over the affected area 2-3 times per day, especially before bed. Keep the feet dry throughout the day.
          4. Treat the shoes with food grade diatomaceous earth and tea tree oil. Cotton socks are best. Avoid nylon and other synthetic materials because they do not breathe as well.

          Autism

          Because the spectrum of the autism is so wide ranging, we are going to give ideas for different areas of concern.

          Agitation: QuiescentHelichrysum, Vetiver, Empower, Cistus

          Anger: Soft, Quiescent, Cistus, Vetiver, Helichrysum

          Insomnia: Resting, Quiescent

          Restlessness: Soft, Quiescent, Sandalwood

          Non-Responsive: Soft, Lemon Eucalyptus, Spearmint

          Soothing: QuiescentResting, Soft, Helichrysum

          Other Options: Frankincense, Sandalwood, Eucalyptus Globulus, Vetiver, Cedarwood

          Applications:

          • Diffuse oils of choice at 15 minute intervals 6 times per day or more.
          • Dilute and apply directly 4-6 times to the back of neck, bottoms of feet, or inside of elbows.

          Bed Wetting

          Singles: Cypress

          Application: 

          Dilute and apply liberally to lower abdomen before bed. 

          Belching, Burping

          See "Indigestion" Tab

          Black Eye

          Blends: Regenerate

          Singles: Helichrysum (to assist with quicker reabsorption of blood), Roman ChamomileGeraniumLavender, German Chamomile

          Application:

          • Blend 1 drop of Helichrysum, 1 drop of Geranium, and 1 drop of Roman Chamomile in two teaspoons of witch hazel.  If you do not have these oils on hand but have others of the above list, use those instead. 
          • Add this mix to one tablespoon of cold water.  Mix well and strain through a coffee filter (or muslin). 
          • Soak a gauze pad or a cotton round in the mix, squeeze out the excess, and apply to the eyelid and surrounding area.  
          • Freshen the pad as needed. Store mix in the refrigerator. 

          OR

          • Dilute oil(s) of choice in a carrier and apply around the outside of the brow bone every two hours or as needed.  Do not get oil too close to the eye. 

          Blackheads

          These unwelcome irritations occur when oil/sebum and debris become blocked in an open pore and begin to oxidize.  Steaming is an excellent way to open the pores and loosen the blockages. Then follow with a proper serum for prevention.

          Removal Process:

          • Steaming: Bring a small pot of water to a boil.  Remove from heat and add a drop of Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil to the pot.  Position your head over the pot, cover your head and the pot with a towel, close your eyes, and steam your face until it is warm.  
          • After Steam Rinse: Add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (with the mother) to hot water.  Rinse the face or apply a warm compress with this mixture. 
          • Removal: Remove the blackhead if it has softened enough.  Be careful not to damage the skin. Rinse face again with rinse in previous step. 

          Tonic: 

          • 3.5 Tbs mineral or distilled water
          • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (with the mother) 
          • 2 tsp witch hazel
          • 2 drops Bergamot essential oil
          • 2 drops Cypress essential oil

          After patting dry the skin, apply this tonic to help prevent further blackhead formation and to loosen established blackheads. 

          Prevention:

          Mix 1-2 drops of Cleanse into a teaspoon of Jojoba oil (5mL) and massage a small amount into the affected area each morning and night. 

          Bladder Infection

          See "Cystitis"

          Blisters

          Blends: Soft

          Singles: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Tea Tree, Lemon, Frankincense, MyrrhGerman Chamomile

          Application: 

          Apply oil(s) of choice neat (undiluted) to the blister.  Do not burst.  Apply every two to three hours or as needed until healed. 

          Blood - Bleeding - Stop Bleeding

          Blends: Love, Helichrysum Blend

          Singles: Helichrysum, Geranium, Lemon, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Cypress

          Application: 

          • Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply on location.
          • If you are dressing the wound, soak a gauze pad in the diluted oil(s) and apply over the wound before dressing. 

          Blood - Clot - Anticoagulant (prevents clotting)

          Blends: Comfort, Helichrysum Blend

          Singles: Helichrysum, Clove, LemonLavender

          Application:

          Dilute oil(s) of choice 1:1 ratio and apply on location multiple times daily. Ideally every 2-3 hours totaling 4-6 applications. Can also make a warm compress and apply for 15 minutes twice daily. 

          Blood - High Cholesterol

          Blends: Love - specially formulated to assist the body with regulating the blood pressure, regulating the heartbeat, and breaking down plaque on the blood vessel walls. 

          Singles: Helichrysum (chelator: lowers cholesterol, reduces blood clotting), Rosemary, Clove, Roman Chamomile

          There are several good options for use here. 

          • Dilute oil(s) of choice at 1:1 ratio and apply 2-4 drops at pulse points (inside elbows, wrists, base of throat).
          • Dilute oil(s) of choice at 1:1 ratio and use 6-10 drops along the spine twice daily.  
          • Use oils (diluted) in a body massage twice weekly.

          Blood - Internal Bleeding

          Singles: Cistus

          Application: 

          According to Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph. D., take 1-3 drops in a glass of water.  (From his book, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils.)  Another method is to drop the oil onto a teaspoon of honey and then dissolve the honey into a glass of water.  Please, of course, only attempt this under the care of your physician. 

            Blood Pressure - High

            A healthy, fresh food diet can be particularly effective.  

            Blends: Love - specially formulated to assist the body with regulating the blood pressure, regulating the heartbeat, and breaking down plaque on the blood vessel walls. 

            Singles: Clary Sage, Lavender, Geranium, Roman Chamomile

            Application Options:  

            • Dilute oil(s) of choice at a ratio of one part essential oil to four parts carrier oil and use for a full body massage once daily.  The massage should be a gentle, rhythmic massage using strokes that move toward the heart.  A massage of this sort can help reduce blood pressure even without the use of essential oils. 
            • Dilute and apply topically on chest morning and night. 
            • Apply .5 to 1 tsp carrier oil on chest with one drop of Love blend each morning/night. 
            • Diffuse for approx. 20 min. three times a day

            Blood Pressure - Low

            Blends: Love - specially formulated to assist the body with regulating the blood pressure, regulating the heartbeat, and breaking down plaque on the blood vessel walls. 

            Singles: Rosemary

            Application Options: 

            • Dilute oil(s) of choice at a ratio of one part essential oil to four parts carrier oil and use for a full body massage once daily.  The massage should be a gentle, rhythmic massage using strokes that move toward the heart.  A massage of this sort can help reduce blood pressure even without the use of essential oils. 
            • Dilute and apply topically on chest morning and night. 
            • Apply .5 to 1 tsp carrier oil on chest with one drop of Love blend each morning/night. 
            • Diffuse for approx. 20 min. three times a day

            Boils

            Blends: Cleanse

            Singles: Rosemary, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Thyme, Tea Tree

            Application Option A:

            1. Add 2 drops Lavender and 2 drops Thyme to a bowl of hot water, swirl gently, and bathe the area. (If it is severely inflamed, add 1 drop of Roman Chamomile, too.)
            2. Apply one drop of Lavender or Roman Chamomile to the boil, neat (undiluted). 
            3. If the boil has burst, apply AROUND the boil one drop of each: Lavender and Thyme. 
            4. Make a hot compress with one drop of Lavender and one drop of Thyme.  Apply twice a day. 
            5. After pus is cleared up and swelling reduced, apply Cleanse (diluted) around the area twice daily.

            Application Option B: 

            Dilute oil(s) of choice 1:1 ratio and apply a few drops directly on the affected area three times daily (or up to six times). 

            Bone - Broken, Bruised, Pain, Spur

            Blends: Ease, Comfort

            Singles: Helichrysum, Clove, RosemaryCypress, Ginger

            Application:

            Dilute oil(s) of choice 1:1 ratio and apply several drops (gently!) on affected area.  Apply a cold compress with oils of choice for fifteen minutes up to six times a day (minimum of three). 

            Bronchitis

            Blends: Breeze, Inhale, ClarifyResolve (Resolve is effective, yet strong and should be diffused or applied diluted to bottoms of feet only.)

            Singles: Eucalyptus, ThymeFrankincenseGinger 

            *Alternating oils is most effective. 

            Application Method A:

            Tear a tissue in half and put two drops of Ginger essential oil on each half.  Place the tissues against the soles of your feet and wear socks.  At night, change the tissues and use Thyme instead.  Leave the socks on overnight.  Ravensara or Eucalyptus Radiata can be used in stead of Ginger or Thyme if needed. 

            Application Method B:

            One drop of Ginger, Thyme, Ravensara, or Eucalyptus Radiata can be applied to the soles of the feet.  Be sure to spread the oil to cover the sole, the arch, and the area the between the toes. 

            Other Application Methods:

            Dilute oils of choice and apply over lungs and throat.  Diffuse (undiluted) at 15 minute intervals throughout the day or place 1 drop onto a cotton ball, tissue, or pillow and inhale deeply. 

            Bruise

            Blends: Regenerate, Comfort

            Singles: Helichrysum (to assist with quicker reabsorption of blood), Lavender, (for pain and healing), Cypress (for strengthening capillary walls), Clove (to reduce clumping)

            Application:

            Dilute 1:1 ratio and apply two or three drops on affected area two to five times daily. Helichrysum should be used neat directly on location.  In addition, a cold compress can be applied several times daily. 

            Burn

            Blends: Helichrysum Blend

            Singles: Helichrysum, Lavender

            Application: 

            • Use chosen oil(s) neat on location.  This should bring quick cooling and inflammation reduction.  Apply often throughout the day or as needed. 
            • Can soak a gauze pad in chosen oils and apply as a cool compress.  Repeat as needed. 
            • Once healing has begun on the location (drying, scabbing), continue to apply the essential oils, but dilute them in a carrier oil to assist with soothing the dried skin and rehydrating the area. 

            Bursitis

            Blends: ComfortEase

            Singles: Cypress, Ginger 

            Application:

            Dilute and apply well to affected area. Massage can be especially helpful. 

            Calming

            Blends: QuiescentResting

            Singles: Helichrysum, Lavender, Orange, CedarwoodFrankincenseMyrrh

            *Alternating oils is most effective. 

            Application:

            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.

            Cancer

            Scores of information exist on this topic.  Diet is an absolute MUST when it comes to restoring health to the body.  Correct supplementation and a live-giving diet (which includes a high percentage of raw fruits and veggies) are vital.  We will not go into those topics here, however.  If you live near a Naturopathic Doctor, you can do yourself no better favor than to pay him/her a visit.  

            Blends: Tummy Troubles, Gall-Liver, Clarify

            Singles: Helichrysum, Frankincense, LemonSandalwood, Rosemary, Lavender, Myrrh, Clove, Thyme

            Application: 

            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.

            Take a look at our blog post on Cancer, Chemotherapy, and Radiation

            In addition, Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph. D. has a book entitled Essential Oils and Cancer that would be something to consider purchasing. 

            Candida - Candidiasis - Thrush - Yeast Overgrowth

            For UTI, Vaginal Yeast Infection, Bladder Infection, etc. see "Cysitits" Tab

            This condition is due to an overgrowth of microorganisms (popularly known as candida or yeast) and is often brought on by lifestyle choices, specifically the diet. 

            See our blog post on Candida, Thrush, and Yeast Infections for more info on restoring gut health long-term.

            [Geranium] is not linked - as is the case with many other oils - to an antibacterial effect; this means geranium acts against yeast without affecting bacterial flora." - Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph. D. (3)

            Candida Appearing on the Skin:

            Blends: Clarify, Breeze 

            Singles: Tea TreeOreganoPatchouliRoman Chamomile

            Application: 

            • Blend 10 drops Tea Tree, 1 drop Oregano, 2 drops Patchouli, and 2 drops Roman Chamomile OR use the Clarify or Breeze blend.
            • Apply oil choice neat (undiluted) on location and then cover with an antibiotic ointment to "seal" it.
            • Alternatively, soak a gauze pad in oils, apply to location and wrap the area, leaving the pad.
            • Repeat choice method two to four times daily.

            Candida Appearing as Thrush

            "Candida in the mouth: 1 drop Tea Tree in honey and water - to be used as a mouth rinse 3-5 times a day. Tea Tree is perfect for treating mucous membrane infections of the mouth and gums, and for candida-related infections." (6. p. 282)

            Candida Appearing as Yeast Infection

            "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." -Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph. D. (4)*

            *This info concerning Tea Tree's effectiveness when ingested is included here because, though Cystitis and and Yeast Infections are not the same thing, they frequently share Candida as root a cause.  Infections in general, but especially Candida, can often be remedied with Tea Tree and/or Geranium.

            Blends: Cleanse, Clarify

            Singles: Tea Tree, Rosemary, Thyme linalol, Lavender, Geranium, LemonEucalyptus, German Chamomile, Myrrh

            Application:

            Direct Application Method:
                1. Dilute the blend or oil(s) of choice in 30 mL (2 Tbs) carrier oil and apply a small amount daily over the lower abdomen, hips, and upper and lower back.
                2. Blend Idea:  10 drops Lavender, 10 drops Tea Tree, 5 drops German Chamomile, 5 drops Cypress, 5 drops Thyme.  
                3. If you do not have the oils to make this blend, just select several oils that you have on hand and blend a few drops of each together.  It is best to use them in the order listed.  Dilute and follow daily application listed above.
              Tea Tree Tampon Method from Dr. Jane Buckle, PhD, RN (12):
                  1. In a saucer, mix two or three drops of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) in 5ml [approx. 1 teaspoon] of cold-pressed vegetable oil, such as sweet almond oil.  
                  2. Roll a tampon in the mixture until it is saturated, then insert into the vagina.  
                  3. Use the remainder on your fingers to spread the mixture over the labia, and wash your hands.   
                  4. The tampon should be changed three times a day for a new tampon with a fresh dilution of tea tree ... and keep on in overnight as well. 

                "[Tea Tree Tampons] will not lead to toxic shock syndrome. Tea Tree Tampons are a very safe and effective method of eradicating candidiasis (and many other vaginal infections) and there appear to be no adverse side effects." (Buckle, 386)

                "The tea tree tampon method has been used successfully in pregnancy with no adverse effects to the mother or baby.  Having suggested this treatment to many patients and colleagues over the last 20 years, I am confident Melaleuca alternifolia [Tea Tree] will remove the infection within 3 days, regardless of how long the woman has had the infection, or if the infection is resistant to conventional antifungals." (Buckle, 387) 

                Buckle does urge caution, though. If there are exposed raw areas in the vagina or on the labia, using Lavender diluted in vegetable oil first is best.  Used in the exact same way, with a tampon for 1 or 2 days. You can also use Lavender in a sitz bath. 

                Yogurt Tampon Method:
                    1. Using a single serving (2 oz) carton of yogurt, blend in 5 drops each of Tea Tree, Lavender, and German Chamomile.
                    2. This should be an absolutely unsweetened, live-culture organic yogurt containing no preservatives or additives.  If you can't find this, skip this option and select a different application method. 
                    3. You may apply with a with a small spoon or a pessarie applicator as an alternative to the following tampon application.  Either way, getting the yogurt mixture into the vagina is the goal here! *We can't always be modest, Ladies.  Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.*
                    4. Remove a tampon from its applicator.  A large barreled applicator is better.  Plug the the narrow, back end of the applicator (the end that normally pushes the tampon in) with a small piece of cotton. Scoop as much of the yogurt mix into the other end (the "front" end) of the applicator as possible.
                    5. Apply while lying down with a pillow under the knees as you would a tampon.  Wait 10 minutes before rising.  This can be messy, so you will want to protect the surface beneath you with a towel.  
                    6. Do this once a day until you get to a point of relief. 
                  Apple Cider Vinegar Douche Method:
                      1. Blend 2 drops each of Tea Tree, Lavender, and Lemongrass into 50 mL (3.5 Tbs) apple cider vinegar (organic and with the mother).
                      2. Add to 2-3 cups of warm water and mix well. 
                      3. Douche with this blend daily for three days. 
                    Sitz Bath Method:
                        1. Dilute 2 teaspoons baking soda into a cup of warm water. 
                        2. In a separate small bowl, blend a teaspoon carrier oil with 2 drops Lavender and 2 drops German Chamomile.
                        3. Add the oil blend into the baking soda and water blend.  Mix well.  
                        4. Add to a bath.  The bath water should be drawn level with the hips. 
                        5. Use this method for three days. 
                        6. You may alternate using this baking soda and oil mix as a bath for three days and then as a douche for three days.

                        Canker Sores - Mouth Ulcers

                        Blends: Armor, Armor Spray

                        Singles: Tea Tree, Clove, Lavender, MyrrhGerman ChamomileRoman ChamomileOregano

                        Application:

                        Apply one drop (gently!) with your fingertip several times daily.  Gargling twice or three times daily is also an option.  

                        CAUTION WITH OREGANO.  It is extremely hot. 

                        Cardiovascular Support

                        Blends: Love

                        Singles: Helichrysum, Cypress (for strengthening capillary and vascular walls), Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

                        Application:

                        Dilute 1:1 ratio with a carrier on affected area. Diffuse throughout the day as needed.

                        Carpal Tunnel

                        Blends: Ease, Comfort

                        Singles: Marjoram, Lavender, German Chamomile, Helichrysum

                        Application:

                        Dilute and apply on location several times daily. 

                        Cellulite

                        Blends: Balance

                        Singles: Grapefruit, Juniper BerryCypress, Thyme, Basil

                        Application:

                        Dry brush before bathing.  Then blend the following oils, dilute 5 drops of the blend into a tsp carrier oil, and use in the bath.

                          • 6 drops Juniper Berry
                          • 10 drops Lemon
                          • 10 drops Grapefruit
                          • 8 drops Basil

                        In addition, dilute oil(s) of choice and massage into affected area before exercising and before sleep. 

                        Chapped Lips or Skin

                        This is often a direct result of the gut flora being overrun with harmful bacteria (often called candida or yeast).  Be sure to see the "Candida" tab as well for further info. 

                        Singles: Geranium (possess the unique ability to target the overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the body without also wiping out the good bacteria), German Chamomile, Lavender, Myrrh

                        Application: 

                        • Blend 2 drops Geranium and 2 drops German Chamomile together. 
                        • Dilute in 10 mL (two teaspoons) of an organic balm, aloe gel, or even a basic carrier oil. 
                        • Apply as needed. 

                        Chilblains

                        Singles: Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree, German Chamomile

                        Application:

                        • Use one drop neat of Geranium (that's undiluted) on the affected area twice daily for two days.  
                        • Blend together 5 drops Geranium, 1 drop Lavender, and 1 drop Rosemary.
                        • Dilute by adding several drops of the blend into aloe gel or a carrier oil. 
                        • Apply several times daily as needed. 

                                Cholesterol

                                See sections "Blood - High Cholesterol" and "Arteries - Hardening"

                                Circulation

                                To Increase or Strengthen

                                Singles: Lemon, Cypress, Marjoram (relaxes muscles and helps with blood flow), Clove, Orange, Grapefruit

                                To Thin the Blood (also see section titled "Blood - Clot - Anticoagulant")

                                Blends: Comfort

                                Singles: Helichrysum, Clove, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit

                                Application:

                                Dilute and apply on the chest or affected area approximately three times per day. Also, over carotid arteries and pulse points or wherever arteries are close to the surface of the skin.

                                Clogged Pores

                                Blends: Cleanse

                                Singles: Lemon, Orange, Geranium

                                Application:

                                Apply 2-4 drops neat to the affected area and then remove with a tissue. 

                                Colds

                                See "Respiratory Infection" tab.

                                  Cold Sores - Fever Blisters - Herpes

                                  Blends: Inhale, Soft

                                  Singles: Tea Tree, Peppermint, Thyme, GeraniumLavenderLemon

                                  Application Options:

                                  • Soft Blend with Tea Tree or Thyme added offers a quick and easy option.  Dilute 10 drops Soft and 5 drops Tea Tree or Thyme into a tablespoon of carrier oil and apply on location as needed for relief. 
                                  • Dilute blend or single oil of choice 1:1 and apply on location three to four times daily. 
                                  • DIY Blend: 5 drops Geranium, 5 drops Lavender, 1 drop Thyme, 4 drops Lemon.  Dilute in a tablespoon of carrier oil.  Apply generously on location as needed for relief. 

                                  Colon, Colitis

                                  Blends: Tummy Troubles

                                  Singles: Peppermint, Spearmint, Fennel

                                  Application Options:

                                  • Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply to lower abdomen, especially during a "flare up".  Can also apply diluted to the bottoms of feet or make a warm compress and apply over lower abdomen. 
                                  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

                                  Congestion

                                  See "Respiratory Infection" 

                                    Cough - Dry

                                    Also see "Respiratory Infection" 

                                    Blends: Armor, Jr., Immunity

                                    Singles: Eucalyptus Radiata, Thyme, Lavender, Frankincense, Ginger

                                    Application Options:

                                    • Use Armor, Jr., dilute Immunity Blend, or blend equal amounts of Eucalyptus, Thyme, and Lavender together and dilute 5 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil.  Apply diluted oil blend of choice over chest and back (over the lungs) several times daily. 
                                    • Steam Inhalation:
                                      • Bring a small pot of water to a boil. 
                                      • While you wait for it to boil, don't watch the pot! ;-)
                                      • Once it boils, remove from heat add the following: 5 drops of Immunity Blend OR 3 drops Eucalyptus and 3 drops Lavender.  
                                      • Position your head over the pot, cover your head and the pot with a towel, close your eyes, and inhale the steam for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
                                    • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

                                    Cough - Mucus

                                    Also see "Respiratory Infection"

                                    Blends: Armor, Clarify + a few drops of Eucalyptus, Breeze

                                    Singles: Eucalyptus, Thyme, Tea Tree, Geranium, Frankincense

                                    Application:

                                    • Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply over the chest and upper back (over lungs) a minimum of twice a day.  Apply more often if possible.  Can also apply diluted to the bottoms of feet. 
                                    • Steam Inhalation:
                                      • Bring a small pot of water to a boil. 
                                      • While you wait for it to boil, don't watch the pot! ;-)
                                      • Once it boils, remove from heat add the following: 5 drops of the blend of your choice OR 2 drops Eucalyptus, 2 drops Thyme, 1 drop Tea Tree, and 1 drop Geranium.  
                                      • Position your head over the pot, cover your head and the pot with a towel, close your eyes, and inhale the steam for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
                                    • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

                                        Crohn's Disease

                                        Blends: Tummy Troubles

                                        Singles: Peppermint, Basil

                                        Applications:

                                        • Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply to lower abdomen, especially during a "flare up".  Can also apply diluted to the bottoms of feet or make a warm compress and apply over lower abdomen. 
                                        • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.

                                        Constipation

                                        Blends: Tummy Troubles

                                        Singles: Patchouli, Ginger, Peppermint, Fennel, Rosemary

                                        Application:

                                        Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply over lower abdomen, clockwise, massaging deeply but not causing pain. Then apply over hips, around to lower back and down the spine to just above the anus.  Do this morning and evening.  Can also use this method midday if increased applications are needed.  

                                          Cushing's Disease

                                          Blends: Armor

                                          Singles: Lemon, Basil

                                          Application:

                                          Dilute oil of choice and apply to the bottoms of feet or as a warm compress over the kidney area.

                                              Cystitis (Bladder Infection, Urinary Tract Infection, UTI)

                                              Blends: Cleanse, Clarify

                                              Singles: Tea Tree, RosemaryThyme linalol, LavenderGeranium, Eucalyptus, German ChamomileMyrrh

                                              Topical Application:

                                              • Dilute the blend or oil(s) of choice in 30 mL (2 Tbs) carrier oil and apply a small amount daily over the lower abdomen, hips, and upper and lower back.
                                              • DIY Blend Idea:  10 drops Lavender, 10 drops Tea Tree, 5 drops German Chamomile, 5 drops Cypress, 5 drops Thyme.  
                                              • If you do not have the oils to make this blend, just select several oils that you have on hand and blend a few drops of each together.  It is best to use them in the order listed.  Dilute and follow daily application listed above. 

                                              Internal Application:

                                              "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." -Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph. D. (4)

                                              [Geranium] is not linked - as is the case with many other oils - to an antibacterial effect; this means geranium acts against yeast without affecting bacterial flora." - Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph. D. (3)

                                                Dandruff

                                                A wide range of oils can be used to successfully tackle dandruff, so it should be easy for you to select something you already have on hand.  Bear in mind that it may take a little while for the scalp to recover. 

                                                Make a blend of the following oils and then add to approximately 3.5 oz of shampoo.  Natural and fragrance free is best. 

                                                Other Options: Cedarwood, Basil, Peppermint, Lavender

                                                Application:

                                                Add 20 drops of essential oil of choice (or a blend of several) to approximately 3.5 oz of shampoo.  

                                                Dementia

                                                Also see the "Alzheimer's" Tab above.

                                                Dementia is neurodegenerative disease that can be disheartening to all those involved, especially in the "social distancing" world that many are dealing with today.  A person struggling with dementia will typically repeat a story or piece of information over and over, unbeknownst to themselves.  Similarly, they may repeatedly ask the same question not knowing they have just asked it a moment before and been given an answer already. 

                                                Short term memory is often affected the most and can be near completely absent.  Because circulatory conditions are correlated to dementia in the elderly, improving circulation (and of course, nutrition) may help to delay dementia's progression.

                                                The connection between the sense of smell, the mind, and the memory provides a wondrous benefit in this scenario.  The brain (and thereby the memories stored there) can be "reached" by the aroma of essential oils that are connected to previous memories of happy times.  Perhaps cinnamon or ginger essential oil evokes the happy memories of baking ginger bread during the holidays, or ylang ylang brings about memories of one's first perfume fragrance.  Maybe lemon sparks the memory of making fresh squeezed lemonade in the summer or lavender reminds one of the fresh linens on wash day when the children were small. 

                                                Even if you can't get an essential oil that embodies every aspect of a happy memory, don't worry.  The limbic system of the brain will remember even just one aroma and connect it to the occasion.  This sort of approach can help "exercise" the memory and keep it more "active" on a normal, or even daily, basis.   

                                                In conclusion, aside from the oils listed below, choosing your own oils with regard to the aromas that may activate your loved one's "memory bank" (limbic system) can prove extremely helpful.  Take some time to think through what oils may be the best fit and be sure to include several of those in your protocol. 

                                                Blends (in order): Regenerate, Quiescent, Empower, SoftLili Beth

                                                Singles: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Black Pepper, Patchouli, Myrrh, Ginger, Frankincense, German Chamomile

                                                Dental Abscess - Infection - Pain

                                                Blends: Armor, Comfort, Breeze

                                                Singles: Roman Chamomile, Tea Tree, Lavender, Clove, Eucalyptus, Helichrysum

                                                Application Options:

                                                • Apply 1 drop of Roman Chamomile directly on location.  
                                                • Dilute oil(s) of choice at a ratio of 1:1 with a carrier and apply one to two drops on location and around teeth.  Also apply a few drops around the external jaw and teeth area.  Reapply as needed.

                                                Depression

                                                Depression can come in many forms and can be brought on by many different triggers - trauma, unwanted changes, stresses of life, etc. Some oils are more effective than others when it comes to specific types of depression.  If you are unsure which type you are facing, the "General" category at the bottom of this list is a great starting place.  

                                                Agitated or Anxious Depression Blend: fidgeting, can't sit still, racing mind, eye problems, pressure headaches, easily angered, possible heart palpitations, irrational over minor issues, constant fretting, rapid mood swings, workaholic to cover feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness. 

                                                Blends: Soft

                                                Singles: blend together the following

                                                15 drops Lavender
                                                10 drops Bergamot

                                                5 drops Roman Chamomile

                                                Hysterical Depression Blend: extremely over-exaggerative, paranoid, appearing almost bipolar, suspicious, jealous, constantly feeling miserable, shaking, trembling.

                                                Blends: SoftQuiescent

                                                Singles: blend together the following

                                                10 drops Lavender
                                                10 drops Roman Chamomile
                                                5 drops Ylang Ylang

                                                5 drops Vetiver

                                                Lethargic Depression: stay in bed all day, can't concentrate, wanting to sleep often, ignores important daily responsibilities, feels incapable of doing anything without help, appear hopeless and desolate, will push others away, retreats socially. 

                                                Blends: EmpowerLili Beth

                                                Singles: blend together the following

                                                10 drops Grapefruit
                                                10 drops Rosemary

                                                10 drops Frankincense

                                                Weepy Depression: appears to function normally and well at home and work but has sudden outbursts of tears, often feels desperate, feels unwanted, feels overwhelmed all the time, has very extreme crying episodes. Has often been through emotional trauma, but has not realized how deeply it affected him/her.  

                                                Blends: Lili BethSoft

                                                Singles: blend together the following

                                                15 drops Sandalwood
                                                10 drops Geranium

                                                5 drops Ylang Ylang

                                                General Depression:

                                                Blends: QuiescentResting, Lili Beth, Empower

                                                Singles: Helichrysum, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

                                                Application for all oils and blends:

                                                • Dilute oil or blend 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

                                                Blends: Armor

                                                Singles: Cypress, CardamomGinger, Geranium

                                                Application: 

                                                Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply to the bottoms of feet, inside of wrists, back of neck, or inside of elbows.

                                                Diarrhea

                                                Diarrhea can stem from a multitude of issues, but they can really be categorized by three main causes: food, nerves, viruses/infection.  Drinking large amounts of water is crucial in any case.  

                                                Food:

                                                Blends: Tummy Troubles, Inhale

                                                Singles: Roman Chamomile, Peppermint, Cardamom

                                                Nerves:

                                                Blends: Tummy Troubles

                                                Singles: Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Lavender

                                                Viruses/Infection: 

                                                Blends: Tummy Troubles, ArmorArmor Spray

                                                Singles: Peppermint, Ginger, Thyme, LemonLavender, Cardamom

                                                Application Options:

                                                • Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply over the abdomen 3-6 times daily (every two hours). 
                                                • Armor Spray can be shaken and sprayed twice on the back of the throat every 2 hours (under the guidance of your doctor, of course). 
                                                • "A drink can be made by adding 1 drop each of peppermint and cardamom essential oil to a teaspoon of honey, and diluting it in 3.5 fl. oz. (100mL) of warm water, then filtering it through an unbleached paper coffee filter.  Then, take a tablespoon of the filtered mixture and add to a small glass of warm water, and sip slowly.  Other essential oils should not be substituted in this method." (1, p. 40)

                                                Diuretic

                                                Singles: LemongrassRosemary, CedarwoodLavenderCardamomCypressFennelGrapefruitLemonOrangeOregano

                                                Application:

                                                Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to the kidney area and/or bottoms of feet. 

                                                Diverticulosis

                                                The symptoms of this issue can be very similar to those of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Be sure to see that tab as well. 

                                                Blends: Tummy Troubles

                                                Singles: Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Cardamom

                                                Application Options:

                                                • Dilute oil(s) of choice as recommended and apply over abdomen a minimum of twice daily.  
                                                • "An infusion can be made by adding 1 drop of peppermint essential oil to a teaspoon of honey, and diluting it in 3.5 fl. oz. (100 mL) of warm water, then filtering it through an unbleached paper coffee filter.  Then, take a tablespoon of the filtered mixture and add to a small glass of warm water and sip slowly.  Other essential oils should not be substituted in this method.  Store the mixture in the fridge, ready for other occasions." (1, p. 40)

                                                Drug Detox

                                                Single Oil: Helichrysum

                                                Application:

                                                • 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.

                                                Ear Ache (Infection)

                                                Blends: Clarify

                                                Singles: Eucalyptus RadiataThyme, Tea Tree, Lavender, Roman Chamomile

                                                Application: 

                                                • Never put essential oils inside the ear canal.  Only apply essential oils around the outside of the ear itself.
                                                • Place two drops Eucalyptus Radiata neat (undiluted) on a bit of a cotton ball. Insert the cotton gently into the ear canal.  This may be especially helpful overnight when sleep can become difficult due to pain. 
                                                • Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply around the outside of ear (in front of ear and behind ear on mastoid bone) and down to the base of the neck.
                                                • AVOID DAIRY

                                                Ears - Ringing - Hearing Impairment - Tinnitus

                                                Blends: Cleanse, Clarify

                                                Singles: Helichrysum, GeraniumLavenderBasil

                                                Application:

                                                • Never put essential oils inside the ear canal.  Only apply essential oils around the outside of the ear itself.
                                                • Place one drop of blend or essential oil of choice neat (undiluted) on a bit of a cotton ball. Insert the cotton gently into the ear canal.  Leave in overnight. 
                                                • Dilute oil(s) of choice at a ratio of 1:1 with a carrier and apply one to two drops on the ear lobe, around the outside of ear (in front of ear and behind ear on mastoid bone,) and down the jaw line along the Eustachian tube. 

                                                Endometriosis

                                                For many women, who had otherwise written off any chance of relief, essential oils have proven to be a key to unlocking proper hormone function and the recession of endometriosis. 

                                                There are some very specific essential oils that are particularly restorative to the female body systems - thereby offering the help that many women are searching for.  Our Indigo Essential Oil Blend is comprised of many of these oils.  The oils in this blend have been selected not only for their incredible restorative properties for this condition, but also for specific psychological reasons.   

                                                Blends: Indigo

                                                Singles (in preferred order): Clary Sage, Marjoram, Geranium, Helichrysum, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Lavender, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Fennel, Clove, Peppermint, Cardamom, Vetiver

                                                Applications:

                                                • Dilute Indigo (or make a blend of any single essential oils listed above that you have on hand and dilute) and apply three times daily over abdomen and hips.  CONSISTENCY will bring results. 
                                                • Endometriosis Hot Sitz Bath Blend (1, p. 215)
                                                  • Geranium         12 drops
                                                  • Rose absolute       6 drops
                                                  • Cypress             3 drops
                                                  • Helichrysum      6 drops
                                                  • Nutmeg             3 drops
                                                  • Clary Sage        6 drops

                                                Sitz Bath Method:

                                                    1. Use the warmest waist deep water you can stand without burning.  Add 5 drops of this blend to the water and sit for 2 min.
                                                    2. Immediately switch to a bath of cold water in a separate tub that you have prepared beforehand (an old fashioned galvanized tub, a baby bath tub, a dishwashing bowl, etc). The cold sitz does not need oils, only 2 tsp rosewater.
                                                    3. Switch from the hot bath to the cold. 
                                                    4. Remaining for 2 minutes in each bath constitutes a "cycle".  Three to five cycles per session is ideal. 

                                                *Do not use the sitz bath method if you have high blood pressure, deep vein thrombosis, arteriosclerosis, or any heart condition. 

                                                Energy

                                                Blends: Empower, Lili Beth

                                                Singles: Peppermint, Basil, Cypress, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Rosemary, Thyme

                                                Application: 

                                                • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply 1-2 drops on temples, back of neck, liver area, feet or massage into muscles.  
                                                • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.  Alternating oils/blends is most effective.

                                                Fatigue 

                                                Blends: Armor

                                                Singles: Lavender, Thyme, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Marjoram, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Orange, Grapefruit

                                                Applications: 

                                                • Blend 4 drops Armor, 5 drops Lavender, 2 drops Marjoram, 2 drops Eucalyptus, and 2 drops Grapefruit together.  Dilute properly and apply over the upper abdomen, chest, lower back, and feet. 
                                                • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply. 

                                                Fever

                                                Hydration is of the utmost importance when the body is feverish.  But that is fairly common knowledge.  Let's discuss a bit of info that is less commonly known.

                                                All immune processes are fueled by calcium.  That sounds simple enough, but the gravity of that piece of info is weightier than we might realize at first.  If we know that calcium is absolutely essential for immune function, wouldn't we want to give our bodies an ample supply of it at the first onset of a fever?

                                                Fever is a sign that the body is lacking calcium lactate, which is used in the healing process.  As calcium lactate is found in the bones, fever is the intelligent evidence of the body's resourcefulness.  It must use what it has access to for its repair work.  The body will become feverish so that it can remove the calcium lactate from the bones and re-station it to be utilized by the immune system.  

                                                While essential oils can help, you want to make sure you are giving it all the commodities it need to respond to whatever invader is causing the problem.  Taking a pure, unadulterated calcium lactate supplement is of vital importance, in addition to Vitamin C for absorption of the calcium.  We recommend taking Standard Process' Calcium Lactate and Cataplex C.  For local pickup, contact Stephanie Fuller at Fuller Options

                                                Blends: Breeze

                                                Singles: PeppermintFrankincenseGerman ChamomileLemonEucalyptusGinger

                                                Applications: 

                                                • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to bottoms of feet or spine.
                                                • Diffuse (undiluted) in the air.
                                                • A drop of Peppermint can be placed in a cup of water, stirred well, and sipped often to assist in cooling the body's temperature. 
                                                • "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

                                                Fever Blisters

                                                See "Cold Sores" Tab

                                                Fibromyalgia

                                                Blends: Comfort

                                                Singles: Rosemary, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Cardamom, Frankincense, Marjoram, Clary Sage, Black Pepper

                                                Application:

                                                • Apply Comfort, diluted, to the affected area.

                                                OR

                                                • Blend 5 drops Rosemary, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Roman Chamomile, 2 drops Cardamom together and then add 10mL carrier oil.  Apply this to the affected area. 
                                                • You may also use 4-6 drops of this blend in a warm bath. 

                                                  Focus - Brain Function, Alertness, Attention

                                                  Blends: Empower, Regenerate

                                                  Singles: Peppermint, Spearmint, Orange, GrapefruitFrankincense (Boswellia frereana or Boswellia carterii), Sandalwood

                                                  Application:

                                                  • Diffuse oil of your choice.
                                                  • For topical application dilute and apply to the bottoms of feet, wrists, back of neck, or inside of elbows. 

                                                  Frostbite

                                                  Singles: Geranium, Thyme, Ginger, Clove, Black Pepper

                                                  Application:

                                                  1. Apply 3 drops Geranium onto affected area and massage.  
                                                  2. Blend together 12 drops Geranium and 6 drops Thyme.  Dilute in 15 mL of carrier oil. 
                                                  3. When the person is warm massage the above blend into the affected area.

                                                  Frozen Shoulder

                                                  You may also want to see the tab for Fibromyalgia, as the two remedies are nearly identical except for the addition of Helichrysum. 

                                                  Blends: Comfort

                                                  Singles: Cardamom, Roman Chamomile, ThymeHelichrysum, Ginger, Black Pepper, Copaiba, Rosemary, LavenderClove

                                                  Application:

                                                  • Apply Comfort, diluted, to the affected area.

                                                  OR

                                                  • Blend 6 drops Cardamom, 6 drops Roman Chamomile, 6 drops Thyme linalol into 15 mL carrier oil.  Massage this into the affected area gently. 

                                                  OR

                                                  • Blend 6 drops Helichrysum, 6 drops Ginger, 3 drops Black Pepper, and 3 drops Copaiba into 15 mL carrier oil.  Massage this into the affected area gently.

                                                  Gallbladder

                                                  Blends: Gall-Liver

                                                  Singles: Lemon, German Chamomile, Grapefruit

                                                  Application:

                                                  • Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply over gallbladder (right side under ribs) before meals or as needed. 
                                                  • During a flare up, oils can be applied every two hours until the pain subsides. Continue to apply two to three times a day (before meals) for the following one to two days or as long as needed. 
                                                  • Applying these oils along with a warm compress can bring quicker relief during flare ups. 

                                                  Gas, Flatulence

                                                  Blends: Tummy Troubles

                                                  Singles: Spearmint, Dill, Cardamom, Peppermint, Eucalyptus (radiata or globulus)

                                                  Application: 

                                                  • Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply over stomach as needed.  Each application should ideally be a minimum of 2 hours apart.
                                                  • Make a warm compress and apply once or twice daily

                                                  Gastritis

                                                  Blends: Tummy Troubles

                                                  Singles: Peppermint, Fennel

                                                  Application: 

                                                  • Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply over stomach as needed.  Each application should ideally be a minimum of 2 hours apart.
                                                  • Make a warm compress and apply once or twice daily

                                                  Gingivitis - Gum Disease - Periodontal Disease

                                                  Blends: Armor

                                                  Singles: Clove, Tea Tree, Peppermint

                                                  Application: 

                                                  • Place one drop of essential oil of choice into a 1/2 to one ounce of water.  Swish and gargle for a minimum of 30 seconds. 
                                                  • Practice oil pulling.  Swish with one teaspoon of raw, cold pressed coconut oil and one drop of essential oil of choice twice daily for ten minutes.  Then discard the oil.  DO NOT SWALLOW.  *It is especially beneficial to do this first thing in the morning, before eating or drinking. 

                                                      Hair Loss - Alopecia

                                                      Make a blend of the following oils and dilute 2 drops into 5mL (teaspoon) of a carrier (avocado or fractionated coconut). Apply to the affected areas during the day or at night before bed.

                                                      Headache

                                                      We will cover headaches in this sections that stem from multiple causes: General, Gastric, Nervous or Tension, Sinus.  Please review each type of headache listed here before choosing a remedy.   

                                                      General Headache

                                                      Singles: Lavender, Peppermint, Helichrysum, Copaiba, Roman Chamomile, Marjoram

                                                      Application:

                                                      Blend together equal mounts of two or three of the above listed oils.  Dilute this blend with a carrier at a 1:1 ratio.  Apply several drops of the diluted blend along the hairline, begin at the temples and follow the hairline down and around to the base of the skull. 

                                                      Gastric Headache

                                                      This is typically caused by eating foods that don't digest well; food sensitivities or allergies may be one cause, while poor food combinations may be another.  

                                                      Blends: Tummy Troubles

                                                      Singles: Cardamom, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ginger, Basil 

                                                      Application Options (choose one):

                                                      1. Dilute Tummy Troubles and apply over the upper abdomen.
                                                      2. Blend 1 drop Rosemary, 1 drop Lavender, and 2 drops Peppermint together.  Diffuse this blend, use the steam inhalation method*, or dilute in a carrier at a 1:1 ratio and apply on the back of the neck.  
                                                      3. Add a drop of Cardamom essential oil to a teaspoon of raw, local honey.  Dissolve this into 3 ounces of warm water.  Filter through a disposable coffee filter and then add 2 tsp of the mixture to a small (6 oz or less) mug of warm water.  This may be sipped over the next few minutes to alleviate the gastric headache.  Have another cup of your "Cardamom & Honey Water" if you find that it helps and you need a bit more relief.   

                                                      *Steam Inhalation Method:

                                                        • Bring a small pot of water to a boil. 
                                                        • While you wait for it to boil, don't watch the pot! ;-)
                                                        • Once it boils, remove from heat and add 3-5 drops of your Selah Essential Oil Blend or 3-5 drops of the blend you mixed yourself. 
                                                        • Position your head over the pot, cover your head and the pot with a towel, close your eyes, and inhale the steam for a minimum of 10 minutes.

                                                      Nervous or Tension Headache

                                                      Blends: Soft

                                                      Singles: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Lemon, Rosemary, Cardamom, Ginger

                                                      Application Options: 

                                                      • Dilute Soft Essential Oil Blend and apply several drops along the hairline - begin at the temples and follow the hairline down and around to the base of the skull.

                                                      OR

                                                      • Blend 1 drop Roman Chamomile and 3 drops Lavender together.  Dilute in a carrier at a 1:1 ratio and apply several drops along the hairline - begin at the temples and follow the hairline down and around to the base of the skull.
                                                      • Blend 1 drop Geranium, 2 drops Lemons, and 3 drops Lavender together.  Dilute this blend in a teaspoon of carrier oil.  Apply in a clockwise direction over the upper abdomen. 

                                                      Sinus Headache

                                                      See "Respiratory Infection" Tab 

                                                          Heartburn

                                                          Blends: Tummy Troubles

                                                          Singles: CardamomPeppermintGinger, Lemon

                                                          Application: 

                                                          Dilute oil of choice and apply over upper abdomen or bottoms of feet during "flare ups". 

                                                          Hemorrhoids

                                                          When treating hemorrhoids, aloe vera gel makes a good base for the essential oils, which can be self-administered. Spending 10 minutes in a sitz bath with essential oils (blended first in a little honey and hot water or an emulsifier [epsom salt]) is also useful, as is a compress... Phlebotonic essential oils which help to relieve hemorrhoids and varicose veins are: neroli, lemon, grapefruit, cypress, geranium, tea tree, cajuput, niaouli, spikenard and patchouli (6. p. 242).

                                                          Herpes

                                                          See "Cold Sores" Tab 

                                                          Hiccups

                                                          Singles: Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon, Cardamom, Ginger

                                                          Application:

                                                          Place a single drop of essential oil of choice in a brown paper bag.  Hold the bag over the nose and mouth and inhale deeply and slowly through the nose. 

                                                          Hormone Balance

                                                          Women:

                                                          We have several blends that have been known to work wonders for women's hormones.  We have three blends that target specific age ranges.

                                                            1. For hormone support up to 30 yrs try Regulate.
                                                            2. For hormone support between ages 30-45 try Dude.  
                                                            3. For hormone support over 45 try Balance.

                                                          In addition to these, our SoftIndigo, and Quiescent Blends also promote hormone balance in women.

                                                            Men: 

                                                            Dude Essential Oil Blend promotes hormone balance in both men and women.  So I guess you could say it's not just for dudes.  ;-D

                                                            Application: 

                                                            • Apply over lower abdomen and on the lower back, down just to the base of the spine where the crease of the buttocks begins.  Do not apply as low as the anus.  
                                                            • Diffuse undiluted into the air for 20 minutes three times daily. 

                                                            Indigestion

                                                            Blends: Tummy Troubles

                                                            Singles: Cardamom, GingerPeppermint, Fennel, Geranium

                                                            Application: 

                                                            Dilute oil of choice and apply to stomach (upper abdomen) or bottoms of feet morning and evening or during "flare ups". 

                                                            Influenza - Flu

                                                            See "Respiratory Infection" tab

                                                            Insect Bite or Stings - General (Ant, Bee, Hornet, Mosquito, Spider, Wasp, etc.)

                                                            Blends: Cleanse, Soft

                                                            Singles: Basil, Cinnamon Bark, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint

                                                            Application:

                                                            Dilute oil of choice and apply to affected area. 

                                                            Insect Bite or Sting - Tick 

                                                            *Our Mosquito Repellent Spray with 2 mL of Geranium added makes a fantastic tick repellent. 

                                                            Singles: Thyme, Lavender

                                                            Application:

                                                            Apply 1 drop of Thyme (undiluted) to the bite followed by 1 drop of Lavender (undiluted).  Repeat after 5 minutes.  Use this remedy as often as needed until the bite heals. 

                                                            Insect Repellent

                                                            Blends: Mosquito Repellent (for a phenomenal tick repellent, add in 2mL of Geranium)

                                                            Singles: Citronella

                                                            Application: 

                                                            Mosquito Repellant can be applied directly to skin. 

                                                            Ingredients for making your own spray: 

                                                            Insect repellent spray #1:
                                                            • empty 1 oz spray bottle
                                                            • 1 oz distilled water
                                                            • 6-8 drops Lemon Eucalyptus or Citronella
                                                            • 1 tsp fractionated coconut oil
                                                            Insect Repellent Spray #2:
                                                            • empty 1 oz spray bottle
                                                            • 5 drops Basil
                                                            • 5 drops Cleanse
                                                            • 1 oz distilled water
                                                            • 1 tsp fractionated coconut oil

                                                            Recipe: Combine all ingredients into the empty 1 oz glass spray bottle.  SHAKE WELL before use. 

                                                            DIY: Combine all ingredients. Shake well before using.

                                                            Lymph (Adenitis)

                                                            Blends: Clarify, Cleanse

                                                            Singles: Rosemary, Sandalwood, Grapefruit, Cypress, Lemongrass, Helichrysum

                                                            Application:

                                                            Dilute 1:1 ratio with a carrier oil and massage 2-4 drops on lymph glands and under the arms. Make a warm compress and apply over affected areas 1-2 times per day for up to 30 minutes.

                                                            Mucus in Lungs/Chest

                                                            See "Respiratory Infection" tab

                                                            Phlebitis (inflammation of veins)

                                                            Blends: Love

                                                            Singles: Helichrysum, CloveLavender, OrangeRoman Chamomile, German Chamomile

                                                            Application:

                                                            Apply 2-4 drops neat on affected location twice daily.  This can be done up to four times daily, but should not be long term (no more than a few months).  Or make a cold compress and apply on location twice daily (or up to four times daily). 

                                                            Nose Bleed

                                                            Singles: Helichrysum, Lavender, Cypress, Geranium, Lemon

                                                            Application:

                                                            • Pinch the nostrils (do not lean the head back). 
                                                            • Apply one to three drops total of Helichrysum, Lavender, or Cypress neat (undiluted) on and around the nose (but under the eye cavity).  Also on the back of the neck. Helichrysum alone will usually stop a nosebleed within one to two minutes. 

                                                            OR

                                                            • Pinch the nostrils (do not lean the head back).
                                                            • On a tissue, place 2 drops each of Helichrysum, Lavender, and Cypress.  Bonus points for wrapping a small piece of ice in the tissue and then dropping the oils onto the tissue over the ice.  Place at the base of the nose just above the upper lip with pressure.  Relief should come within one to two minutes.  

                                                            Pink Eye - Conjunctivitis

                                                            This process takes a while, but can be well worth the patience.  Mix 1 teaspoon witch hazel with 1 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil.  Add in 2 tablespoons of rose water and let it sit for a minimum of seven hours.  See... patience...  Now that you've grown in virtue, strain the blend through a disposable coffee filter.  Soak a gauze pad and use as a cold compress on the eyelids.  You will want to keep your eyes CLOSED. 

                                                            Here are a couple of additional home remedies that you may benefit from if you do not have seven hours... or the patience to wait that long.  :-D.

                                                            1. A drop or two of  high quality colloidal silver in the affected eye a few times daily will help immensely. 
                                                            2. The remedy of the "olden days" is the most cost effective, but takes the most courage.  Squeeze the juice of half a fresh organic lemon into a cup.  Drip a single drop from the tip of your finger into the affected eye.  You will think you have blinded yourself.  But not to worry, your sight won't be damaged and if you have the stomach to repeat this application two to three times daily, the pink eye will be gone in about 48 hours.  NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN... OR THE FAINT OF HEART.

                                                              Reactive Airway

                                                              Blends: Breeze

                                                              Application: 

                                                              Apply one drop on a cotton ball or tissue and inhale for a few minutes until airway has relaxed. 

                                                              Recovery - Convalescence

                                                              During this time of gradual recovery from an illness, injury, or operation, care should be taken to use oils or blends that the convalescent particularly likes.  They will appreciate this attentive care and can find their spirits lifted greatly with the help of essential oils.  

                                                              Do not limit yourself to this list, as they are just suggestions, but be sure to inquire of your patient as to what oils he or she prefers.  These are suggestions of oils that have a universal appeal. 

                                                              Blends: Soft, Resting, Immunity

                                                              Singles: Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Roman ChamomileRosemary, Ginger, Orange, Frankincense, Sandalwood

                                                              Respiratory Infection

                                                              The manifestation of a respiratory infection of any sort in the body is the consequence of a depressed or weakened immune system.  Respiratory infections include the common cold (runny or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, sneezing, itchy eyes, fever, etc.), bronchitis (mucus in lungs/chest), rhinitis (stuffy or runny nose), sinusitis (sinus pain, congestion, fever), tonsillitis (sore throat).  Although a weakened immune system is usually only temporary, we must be aware of the cause if we expect to have longterm freedom from respiratory infections.  While "germs" (viruses, bacteria, etc.) are ever-present and we are constantly in contact with them, our bodies are only affected (or infected as we might better state) when our immune system is weak.  A weakened immune system can stem from an unhealthy diet (think fast food, microwave dinners, Christmas cookies, etc.), lack of sleep, constant physical or psychological stress, alcohol abuse, age-related lack of sexual and adrenal hormones, overuse of antibiotics (which damage intestinal flora), and a damaged bronchial system (from multiple lung infections/issues).  

                                                              For essential oils to have a chance at averting a cold, they must be employed immediately, at the first symptom.  However, if the cold is "in full swing" before oils are introduced, the body will still benefit from them, symptoms will still be minimized, and recurrence will be discouraged as essential oils will assist the body by supporting immune health.  Essential oils not only target the microbes (virus, bacteria) that lend to the issue in the first place, but also improve the level of antibodies. 

                                                              Remember, our bodies were designed very well!  Your body knows what to do even when you don't - it is extremely smart!  Complete, healing often involves the body going through an infection for several days (not all colds can be avoided) so as to build antibodies and immunity.  The goal in holistic (whole body) health, however, is not to avoid every minor health issue, but to build a strong and optimally functioning immune system. 

                                                              When selecting essential oils for immune support, be sure to alternate between at least two different blends as this is most effective.  

                                                              Blends (in recommended order): Armor, Clarify, Inhale, Breeze, Armor Spray - can be shaken and sprayed twice on the back of the throat every 2 hours (under the guidance of your doctor, of course - also, see the  "Disclaimer" tab at the top), Immunity (fit for everyone ages 2+)

                                                              Singles (in recommended order): Tea TreeEucalyptus Radiata (or Eucalyptus Globulus), Rosemary, Lemon, Thyme, Peppermint, Cinnamon BarkFrankincense, LavenderOregano (apply Oregano on the bottoms of feet ONLY as it can burn the skin elsewhere)

                                                              Application Options:

                                                              • Steam Inhalation:
                                                                • Bring a small pot of water to a boil. 
                                                                • While you wait for it to boil, don't watch the pot! ;-)
                                                                • Once it boils, remove from heat and add several drops of your Selah Essential Oil Blend of choice (Armor or Clarify recommended) or add the following: 1 drop each of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and 2 drops each of Rosemary and Cardamom
                                                                • Position your head over the pot, cover your head and the pot with a towel, close your eyes, and inhale the steam for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
                                                              • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.  Alternating oils/blends is most effective. 
                                                              • Dilute oil(s) of choice and apply several drops to throat, temples, forehead, back of neck, below nose, over the lungs on chest and back, or bottoms of feet. (Do not apply oils to the face of a child under 10 years old.)  Do this several times a day.  
                                                              • If you have someone available to help, it is also very beneficial to have them apply the diluted oil generously down your spine. 

                                                              Rhinitis

                                                              See "Respiratory Infection" tab

                                                                Ringworm

                                                                Ringworm is a fungus infection on the skin.

                                                                Blends: Clarify, Breeze, Cleanse

                                                                Singles: Tea Tree, Lavender, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus (radiata or globulus), Thyme, Myrrh

                                                                Application:

                                                                Dilute oil or blend of choice and apply over the affected area. For more severe cases, tea tree oil can be used neat over the affected area 2-3 times per day.

                                                                Runny or Stuffy Nose

                                                                See "Respiratory Infection" tab

                                                                Sinusitis - Sinus Congestion, Sinus Infection, Sinus Pain

                                                                See "Respiratory Infection" tab

                                                                Skin

                                                                See the following tabs for your specific need: Acne, Clogged Pores, Chapped, Eczema, Psoriasis, Scarring, Wrinkles, etc.

                                                                Sneezing

                                                                As sneezing is typically a response to an allergen (food, pollen, etc.) see the "Allergies" tab

                                                                Sore or Scratchy Throat

                                                                See "Respiratory Infection" tab

                                                                Stress - Blue Light, Computer, Electronic, Eye Strain, Screens, Tech, Visual

                                                                Blends: Empower

                                                                Singles: Cypress, Cedarwood, Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange, Bergamot, Patchouli, Sandalwood

                                                                Application:

                                                                • Diffuse oil(s) of choice throughout the day especially in the workplace, home office, and when using electronic devices.
                                                                • Dilute and apply topically on pulse points (inside elbows, wrists, and bottoms of feet).

                                                                Tick Bites

                                                                *Our Mosquito Repellent Spray with 2 mL of Geranium added makes a fantastic tick repellent. 

                                                                Singles: Thyme, Lavender

                                                                Application:

                                                                Apply 1 drop of Thyme (undiluted) to the bite followed by 1 drop of Lavender (undiluted).  Repeat after 5 minutes.  Use this remedy as often as needed until the bite heals. 

                                                                Tonsillitis

                                                                See "Respiratory Infection" tab

                                                                Ulcers - Mouth

                                                                See "Canker Sores" Tab

                                                                Wart

                                                                1 drop tea tree in the center of a wart every day and covered with a bandage is effective. It may take several weeks to see any result, but is effective in the long run (9. p. 295).

                                                                References

                                                                1. Worwood, Valerie.  The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. Novato: New World Library. Revised 2016. Print.
                                                                2. Worwood, Valerie.  Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child. Novato: New World Library. 2000. Print.
                                                                3. Schnaubelt, Kurt, Ph. D. Advanced Aromatherapy. Rochester: Healing Arts Press. 1998. Print.
                                                                4. Schnaubelt, Kurt, Ph. D. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils.  Rochester: Healing Arts Press. 2011. Print.
                                                                5. Schnaubelt, Kurt, Ph. D. Medical Aromatherapy. Rochester: Healing Arts Press. 1999. Print.
                                                                6. Price, Shirley. Price, Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals. New York: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. Fourth edition, 2012. Print.
                                                                7. Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. 2014. Print. 
                                                                8. Aletha Press. Essential Oils Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing. Berkeley: Aletha Press. 2015. Print. 
                                                                9. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy an A-Z. London: Vermillion. 2000. Print.
                                                                10. Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils. Spanish Fork: Abundant Life. 2012. Print.
                                                                11. Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook For Everyday Wellness. Toronto: Robert Rose. 2014. Print.
                                                                12. Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice. New York: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. 2003. Print.