|Essential Oil||Topical Benefit||Inhalation Therapy Result|
|Reduces acne inflammation||Uplifting, anti-depressant, regulates appetite|
|Soothing, anti-inflammatory||Calming, balances energy|
|Anti-spasmodic, muscle relaxant, Reduces excess sebum||Asthma - opens bronchia spasm, euphoric Stress reducing|
|Analgesic, stimulant, Helpful treating acne, bruises, burns & cuts. Increases circulation||Decongestant, antiseptic for lungs|
|Anti-viral, repels mosquitoes, Reduces muscle aches||Decongestant|
|Increases circulation, reduces muscle pain||Minor decongestant|
|Beneficial for aging skin with UV damage||Holistic Asthma treatment, known for inducing calming feelings|
|Astringent, balances sebum||Antidepressant, balances hormones & energy|
|Increases circulation, reduces muscle aches and nausea||Energizing, aphrodisiac, anti-depressant; Helpful treating colds &; flu, settles stomach|
|Lymphatic stimulant. Helpful removing toxins that cause fluid retention & cellulite. Disperses lactic acid, reduces muscle aches||Antidepressant, "sunny", uplifting, cheerful. Mentally "enlivening"|
|A powerful cephalic oil with stimulating effects on the mind and body||Helps clear up congestion and suppresses coughing|
|Soothing to inflammatory skin diseases (acne, eczema, psoriasis)||Stress reducing, tonic|
|Reduces muscle pain & headaches, promotes rapid healing & prevents scarring||Calming, soothing, balancing, helps relax for sleep|
|General tonic fights flu, depression, fatigue & congestion, Balances pH||Improve concentration, uplifting|
|Antifungal, antidepressant, Stimulates cell renewal||Calming, fights depression, eases headaches, combats nausea and reduces fevers|
|Deodorizing refreshes tired feet, Tones muscle, reduces spasms, Reduces excess perspiration||Soothing effect on headache, uplifting. Fights jetlag symptoms|
|Eases painful muscles & joints, Anti-cellulite||Eases breathing, antidepressant|
|Anti-spasmodic, stimulates growth of healthy new cells||Reduces anxiety, helps with sleep|
|Stimulates circulation reducing sore muscle discomfort||Wards off airborne infections|
|Refreshing, balances sebum||Called the sunshine oil warm & uplifting|
|Cooling, increases circulation||Cephalic, increases concentration & memory|
|Purifying, soothing tonic, diminishes redness (capillaries)||Antidepressant, aphrodisiac|
|Analgesic ~ helps reduce pain without sedative side-effects||General stimulant and tonic|
|Calming to inflamed skin; helpful treating acne or stretch marks||Tonic effects without being stimulant|
|Cooling, cleansing, dilates vessels, good for oily skin||Calming, relaxing, uplifting, lifts away mental fatigue and depression|
|Antiseptic tonic for oily or acnied skin||Uplifting, cheerful, fights insomnia|
|Best fighting infection and fungi, powerful immuno-stimulant. Often used in foot care and acne products||Speeds recovery from colds, sinusitis & flu|
|Aids in hydration||Eases stress, anger & frustration|
|Deeply relaxing||Known as "the oil of tranquility" reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia|
|Lowers blood pressure, releases spasms. Treats menopausal & PMS symptoms. Balances sebum production||Antidepressant, aphrodisiac. Calms anger, releases tension, lifts depression and generally stabilizes mood swings|
Essential oils are extremely concentrated. It would take roughly thirty cups of herbal tea to equal the concentration of plant essence in one drop of essential oil. Some essential oils made from rose plants require 4,000 pounds of rose petals to make one pound of essential oil, and are thus very expensive.
Lavender is one of the easiest essential oils to produce, because it only takes one hundred pounds of plant material to produce one pound of essential oil. Essential oils are generally very complex chemically, containing many different substances and compounds. Some experts have theorized that essential oils are the lifeblood of a plant, and contain compounds that the plant uses to fight infections and drive away germs and parasites.
Essential oils are used in several healing systems, including aromatherapy, Ayurveda medicine, and massage therapy . Essential oils are used for skin and scalp conditions including acne, athlete's foot, burns , cuts, dandruff, eczema , insect bites, parasites, sunburn, warts , and wrinkles. They are recommended for muscle, joint, and circulation problems such as arthritis, high blood pressure, cellulite , aches and pains, and varicose veins .
For respiratory problems and infections, various essential oils are prescribed for allergies, asthma, earache , sinus infections, congestion, and colds and flu. Essential oils are also used to improve digestion, promote hormonal balance, and tone the nervous system in conditions including anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction , and exhaustion.
Essential oils can be used as quick and effective mood enhancers, for increasing energy and alertness or reducing stress and promoting relaxation . Essential oils can be used as perfumes and lotions, and can be used as incense to improve the atmosphere in houses and offices. In the case of tea tree oil, one small study showed its effectiveness in fighting orthopedic (bone, joint, and soft tissue) infections. Another recent study showed promising results for tea tree oil gel in topical treatment of recurrent herpes labials.