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.

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 spcific issue.  So if you have been dealing with "Issue X" for 2 years, it will likely take 3 months plus an additional 2 months (on 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).

    Abrasions (Scrapes)

    Blends: Soft, Jr., Cleanse

    Singles: Lavender, ThymeTea Tree, Frankincense (Boswellia frereana or Boswellia carterii), Myrrh

    Application: 

    • 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.
    • Cleanse the area with Thyme (5 drops) diluted in a bowl of warm water.  Then apply one drop of Roman Chamomile on the area surrounding the abrasion.
    • Apply several drops of oil of choice on location

    Abscess

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

    Singles: Thyme, MyrrhFrankincense (Boswellia frereana or Boswellia carterii)Lemon

    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.
    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.

    Blends: ClarifyCleanse, Soft

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

    "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: Empower, 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, Schmids Syndrome)

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

    Singles: Basil, Rosemary, Peppermint, Black Pepper

    Applications:

    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. 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), Lili Beth (Add Cedarwood if cedar is a problem for you), Tummy Troubles (food allergies)

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

    Application:

    • Diffuse as needed.
    • Apply diluted to bottoms of feet, chest, or a very small amount to the sinuses (1-2 drops).

    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.

      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: Regenerate, Soft

      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, Cedarwood, Juniper Berry, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense (Boswellia frereana or Boswellia carterii)

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

      Blends: Lili Beth, Resting

      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: Helichrysum, Balsam Fir, German 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, Balsam Fir, Lavender, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Geranium, Eucalyptus (radiata or globulus)

      Applications:

      Dilute 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, especially before bed. Keep the feet dry throughout the day. 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 breath 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: Lili Beth, Helichrysum, Vetiver, Empower, Cistus

      Anger: Soft, Quiescent, Cistus, Vetiver, Helichrysum

      Insomnia: Resting, Quiescent

      Restlessness: Soft, Quiescent, Sandalwood

      Non-Responsive: Soft, Lili Beth, Lemon Eucalyptus, Spearmint

      Soothing: Quiescent, Lili Beth, Resting, Soft, Helichrysum

      Other Options: Frankincense (Boswellia frereana or Boswellia carterii), 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

      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"

      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, Balsam Fir, 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 Radiata, Thyme, Frankincense (boswellia carterii or boswellia frereana), Ginger 

        *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), 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: Balsam Fir, Helichrysum, Lavender

        Application: 

        Can use oil neat on location or dilute 1:1 ratio.  This should bring quick cooling and inflammation reduction.  Apply often throughout the day or as needed. 

        Bursitis

        Blends: ComfortEase

        Singles: Juniper Berry, Cypress, Ginger 

        Application:

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

        Calming

        Blends: QuiescentRestingResting,Jr.

        Singles: Helichrysum, Lavender, Orange, CedarwoodFrankincense (Boswellia frereana or Boswellia carterii), Myrrh

        *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 (Boswellia carterii or Boswellia frereana), 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. 

        Canker Sores (Mouth Ulcers)

        Blends: Armor, Armor Spray

        Singles: Tea TreeGerman ChamomileRoman ChamomileMyrrhOregano

        Application:

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

        Cardiovascular Support

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

        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 "Cystitis" 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: 

        Dilute and apply as often as every two hours to the affected area. 

              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

                Blends: Clarify, Inhale

                Singles: Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Clove

                Application:

                Dilute oil of choice 1:1 and apply on location three to four times daily. 

                Colon, Colitis

                Blends: Tummy Troubles

                Singles: Peppermint, Spearmint, Fennel

                Application:

                • 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

                  See "Respiratory Infection" 

                    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, Candida, Urinary Tract Infection, UTI, Yeast Infection)

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

                          Singles: Tea Tree, Geranium, Thyme linalol, Myrrh

                          "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)

                          "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)

                          [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)

                          Application:

                          Dilute 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. 

                            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.  

                            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. 

                            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.

                            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. 

                            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.  

                            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.  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: 

                            Blends: Tummy Troubles, ArmorArmor Spray

                            Singles: Thyme, Lavender, Cardamom

                            Application

                            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). 

                            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

                              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. 

                              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.

                                  Hearing Impairment, Ringing in Ears, Tinnitus

                                  Blends: Cleanse, Clarify

                                  Singles: Helichrysum, Juniper Berry, 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. 

                                    Heartburn

                                    Blends: Tummy Troubles

                                    Singles: CardamomPeppermint, Marjoram

                                    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

                                    Singles: Tea Tree

                                    Application: 

                                    Dilute and apply 3 times daily to the blisters that arise. 

                                    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 or Flu

                                    See "Respiratory Infection" tab

                                    Insect Bites/Stings (Ant, Bee, Hornet, Mosquito, Spider, Wasp, etc.)

                                    Can also see "Tick Bites"

                                    Blends: Cleanse, Soft

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

                                    Application:

                                    Dilute oil of choice and apply to affected area. 

                                    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, Lavender, Roman 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). 

                                    Reactive Airway

                                    Blends: Breeze

                                    Application: 

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

                                    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 (Christmas cookies!), 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 in boosting 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 which oils you will use, be sure to alternate whatever blends you choose to use.  Alternating is most effective. 

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

                                    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)

                                    Singles: Eucalyptus Radiata (or Eucalyptus Globulus, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Lemon, Thyme, Peppermint, Frankincense (Boswellia frereana or Boswellia carterii), Oregano (apply on the bottoms of feet ONLY as it can burn the skin elsewhere)

                                    Application:

                                    • Bring a small pot of water to a boil.  Remove from heat and add a drop of essential oil blend or oil of choice 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. 
                                    • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.  Alternating oils 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.) So this several times a day.  

                                    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 section on 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, Cajuput

                                      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

                                      Singles: Thyme, Lavender

                                      Application:

                                      Apply 1 drop of Thyme (undiluted) to the bite followed by 1 drop of Lavender (undiluted).  Repeat after 5 minutes.

                                      Tonsillitis

                                      See "Respiratory Infection" 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 effect in the long run (9. p. 295).

                                      References

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                                      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.