Essential Oils and their Uses

Essential Oils and Which Conditions

They Are Good For

This section of the website explores a wide range of symptoms and the essential oils which can be used to relieve them. The information provided below comes from the book "At Home With Aromatherapy" by Faye Willmott


Essential oils are a complimentary remedy and should be used under consultation. The pictures of the bottle of oils link to the product which has all of the information and precautions.


Symptom (click to see) : Abscesses, Acid Reflux, Acne, Air Freshner, Allergies, Anger, Anxiety, Apathy, Appetite, Arthritis, Athletes Foot, Baldness, Bites, Blisters, Bloating, Body Odour, Boils, Breathing (Calming), Bruises, Burping (Excessive), Burns (inc Sunburn), Catarrh, Childbirth, Cough, Chicken Pox, Chilblains, Circulation, Cold/Flu Symptoms, Cold Sores and Herpes, Colic, Concentration, Confidence, Congestion, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Corns, Cramping - Gastric, Cramping - Muscles, Cuts, Cystitis, Dandruff, Depression, Dermatitis, Detoxification, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Earache, Eczema, Energy, Fatigue, Flatulence, Fungal Skin Infection, Gout, Grazes, Grief, Gum Infection, Haemorrhoids, Hair Weakness, Hair Growth, Hangover, Hay Fever, Headache, Heartburn, Head Lice, Hives, Hot Flushes, Hyperactivity, Hypertension, Hysteria, Influenza, Insect Bite or Sting, Insomnia, Irritability, Itchy Skin, Joint Issues, Labour Pain, Laryngitis, Leucorrhoea, Libido, Liver Congestion, Measles, Meditation, Memory and Focus, Menopause, Menstruation Issues, Migraine, Mouth Ulcers, Muscle Issues, Nausea, Nervousness, Neuralgia, Nightmares, Oedema, Overfullness, Pain, Panic, Periods, Piles, PMT, Psoriasis, Restless Leg Syndrome, Rheumatism, Rosacea and Redness, Rash, Relaxation, Sadness, Scabies, Scars, Shingles, Shock, Sickness, Sinusitis, Skin Issues, Sores, Spots, Stings, Stretch Marks, Stomach Ache, Stage Fright, Stress, Sunburn, Sweating, Tendons, Throat Infection, Thrush/Candida, Tick Prevention, Tiredness, Tonsilitis, Toothache, Ulcers, Vaginal Discharge, Vein Issues, Vertigo, Verrucas, Warts, Water Retention, Whooping Cough, Wounds, Worry.

Abscesses

Lavender, Tea Tree, Chamomile

Acid Reflux

Lavender, Ginger

Acne

Tea Tree, Grapefruit

Air Freshner

Lavender, Tea Tree, Chamomile

Allergies

Lavender (anti-inflammatory), Eucalyptus (decongestant), Juniperberry (detox)

Anger

Ylang Ylang, Vetivert

Anxiety

Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Sweet Marjoram, May Chang, Vetivert

Apathy

Basil (mental), Jasmine (physical), Peppermint (physical, mental),

Rosemary (physical,mental)

Appetite

Bergamot (irregular or low), Peppermint (erratic, constant snacking)

Arthritis

Chamomile (anti-inflammatory, soothing), Juniperberry (eliminates toxins), Lavender (pain relief, soothing), Ginger (warming)

Athlete's Foot

Tea Tree, Myrrh, Lemon Myrtle, Oregano

Baldness

Rosemary (dark hair), Lavender, Cedarwood

Bites

Lavender

Blisters

Lavender

Bloating

Juniperberry (water and toxin retention), Ginger, Fennel, Black Pepper

Body Odour

Bergamot, Cypress

Boils

Chamomile, Tea Tree

Breathing, calming

Frankincense

Bruises

Lavender

Burping (excessive)

Peppermint (avoid if suffering from acid reflux), Ginger, Fennel

Burns (inc. sunburn)

Lavender

Catarrh

Eucalyptus

Childbirth

Lavender, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Nutmeg

Cough

Eucalyptus (decongestant, antimicrobial), Peppermint (antispasmodic, decongestant), Thyme (antimicrobial), Linalool (antimicrobial)

Chicken Pox

Lavender, Chamomile

Chilblains

Geranium, Tea Tree, Black Pepper

Circulation

Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Ginger*, Black Pepper

Cold and Flu Symptoms

Oregano (max 1% dilution for skin use), Thyme, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus

Cold Sores and Herpes

Tea Tree, Melissa

Colic (Infants)

Lavender, Chamomile

Concentration

Rosemary, Basil

Confidence

Jasmine, Citrus Oil (eg. Lemon*, Lime, Orange, Mandarin, Grapefruit)

Congestion

Oregano (infection), Thyme (infection), Juniperberry (allergies), Eucalyptus

Conjunctivitis

Lavender

Constipation

Peppermint, Ginger, Black Pepper

Corns

Tea Tree, Oregano, Clove Bud, Lemon

Cramping - Indigestion

Peppermint, Ginger, Fennel

Cramping - Muscles

Lemongrass, Rosemary

Cuts

Lavender, Myrrh

Cystitis

Tea Tree, Juniperberry, Lavender

Dandruff

Tea Tree (with one of the following:), Rosemary (dry scalp), Cedarwood (oily scalp), Cypress (oily scalp)

Depression / Low Mood

Bergamot, Clary Sage

Dermatitis

Chamomile, Lavender

Detoxification / Cleansing

Juniperberry, Lemon, Grapefruit

Diarrhoea - Nervous, Emotional

Neroli, Geranium

Dyspepsia

Peppermint, Ginger*, Fennel

Earache

Lavender, Chamomile

Eczema

Chamomile, Lavender, Frankincense, Geranium

Fatigue

Peppermint (physical), Basil (mental), Rosemary (mental, physical), Citrus Oil (physical)

Flatulence

Peppermint

Fungal Skin Infection

Tea Tree, Myrrh, Lemon Myrtle, Oregano

Gout

Juniperberry

Grazes

Lavender, Myrrh

Grief

Rose, Sweet Marjoram, Neroli

Gum Infection

Myrrh

Haemorrhoids

Cypress

Hair - Weak and Breaking

Rosemary (dark hair), Roman Chamomile (light hair), Lavender

Hair Growth

Rosemary (dark hair), Lavender, Cedarwood

Hangover

Juniperberry (toxin elimination), Lemon* (cleansing)

Hay Fever

Eucalyptus (congestion), Juniperberry (toxin elimination), Lavender (antihistamine),  Roman Chamomile (anti-inflammatory)

Headache

Peppermint (dilates blood vessels), Lavender (relaxing, soothing)

Head Lice

Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint

Heartburn

Lavender, Ginger

Herpes and Cold Sores

Tea Tree, Melissa

Hives

Lavender (antihistamine), Chamomile (anti-inflammatory)

Hot Flushes

Clary Sage (balancing), Geranium (balancing), Peppermint (cooling)

Hyperactivity

Lavender, Vetivert

Hypertension

Lavender, Marjoram

Hysteria

Neroli, Vetivert

Insect Bite and Sting

Lavender

Insomnia and Sleep Difficulties

Lavender, Chamomile, Neroli

Irritability

Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood

Itchy Skin

Lavender, Chamomile

Joint Issues

Painful Joints: Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram

Swollen Joints: Chamomile, Juniperberry

Stiff Joints: Ginger, Black Pepper

Inflamed Joints: Chamomile, Lemongrass, Rosemary

Sprains and Strains: Lavender, Marjoram

Labour Pain, Childbirth

Lavender, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Nutmeg

Laryngitis

Lavender, Thyme (if infected)

Leucorrhoea (abnormal vaginal discharge)

Lavender, Myrrh, Bergamot

Libido

Jasmine, Ylang Ylang

Liver Congestion

Cypress, Rosemary

Measles

Lavender, Tea Tree, Bergamot

Meditation

Frankincense

Memory / Focus

Frankincense, Rosemary

Menopause - see also Hot Flushes

Rose, Geranium, Rose Geranium

Menstruation Issues

Heavy: Clary Sage, Marjoram, Cypress

Scanty: Myrrh

Irregular / Painful: Clary Sage, Marjoram

Migraine

Peppermint (dilates blood vessels), Lavender (relaxing, soothing)

Mouth Ulcers

Myrrh, Tea Tree

Muscles - sore, stiff, cramping

Lemongrass, Rosemary

Nausea

Ginger, Peppermint

Nervousness / Nervous Tension

Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Geranium

Neuralgia

Peppermint, Lavender, Marjoram

Nightmares

Frankincense, Lavender

Oedema

Juniperberry, Grapefruit

Overfullness

Peppermint, Ginger*, Fennel

Pain

Peppermint, Lavender, Marjoram

Panic

Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Frankincense

Periods

Heavy: Clary Sage, Marjoram, Cypress

Scanty: Myrrh

Irregular / Painful: Clary Sage, Marjoram

Piles

Cypress

PMT

Clary Sage, Lavender, Ylang Ylang

Psoriasis

Chamomile, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose Geranium, Tea Tree (if signs of infection)

Restless Leg Syndrome

Lavender

Rheumatism

Painful Joints: Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram

Swollen Joints: Chamomile, Juniperberry

Stiff Joints: Ginger, Black Pepper

Inflamed Joints: Chamomile, Lemongrass, Rosemary

Sprains and Strains: Lavender, Marjoram

Rosacea and Redness

Lavender, Chamomile

Rash

Lavender, Chamomile

Relaxation

Marjoram, Lavender, Ylang Ylang

Sadness

Jasmine, Rose, Bergamot

Scabies

Lavender, Tea Tree

Scars

Frankincense, Neroli

Shingles

Geranium, Peppermint

Shock

Frankincense, Neroli, Lavender

Sickness

Ginger, Peppermint

Sinusitis

Eucalyptus, Basil, Lavender

Skin

Mature: Frankincense, Rose

Oily / Congested: Bergamot, Geranium

Sensitive: Chamomile, Lavender

Dry: Jasmine, Neroli, Rose

Chapped / Cracked: Myrrh

Irritated / Inflamed / Red: Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender

Wrinkles: Frankincense, Rose

Sores (superficial)

Lavender

Stings

Lavender

Stretch Marks

Lavender, Frankincense

Stomach Ache

Peppermint

Stage Fright

Ylang Ylang, May Chang, Lavender

Stress

Clary Sage, May Chang, Lavender

Sunburn

Lavender

Sweating

Bergamot, Cypress

Tendon Issues

Painful tendons: Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram

Swollen tendons: Chamomile, Juniperberry

Stiff tendons: Ginger, Black Pepper

Inflamed tendons: Chamomile, Lemongrass, Rosemary

Sprains and Strains: Lavender, Marjoram

Throat Infection

Tea Tree

Thrush / Candida

Tea Tree, Rose, Lavender

Tick Prevention

Rose Geranium, Thyme

Tiredness

Peppermint (physical), Basil (mental), Rosemary (mental, physical), Citrus Oil (physical)

Tonsilitis

Tea Tree

Toothache

Tea Tree, Peppermint, Clove

Ulcers

Myrrh, Tea Tree