Known as polyvalents, seven essential oils are applicable to many common ailments!
These are the oils that are most frequently discussed in articles and books about aromatherapy.
They are the oils most readily available for purchase.
Of the hundreds of essential oils being produced around the world today, it is no coincidence that these seven are the most frequently used:
LAVENDER (Lavandula angustifolia): One of the most powerful sedative oils, excellent for insomnia,stress, headache, burns, cuts, sore muscles, stiff joints, nervous tension and general first aid! Overall, lavender is soothing, calming and relaxing. It can be applied directly to the skin on cuts and burns.
GERANIUM (Pelargonium graveolens): This oil has a calming, balancing and uplifting effect, making it a helpful treatment for depression, nervous anxiety, fear and premenstrual syndrome. Tones and tightens the skin, making it soft. It is ideal for mature skin or skin with acne or eczema problems.
EUCALYPTUS (Eucalyptus globulus): It must be present in all first aid kits just like lavender! It is antiseptic, expectorant, decongestant, stimulates circulation, fights colds and flu, coughs, bronchitis, respiratory infections.In combination with lavender, eucalyptus makes an effective rub for painful joints and muscles.
ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus officinalis): It’s intense refreshing scent stimulates the mind, hence rosemary is referred as the herb of rememberance! Stimulates muscular and circulatory system, relieves muscle pain, cramps, rheumatism, and fluid retention. Traditionaly it is used for conditioning the scalp and stimulating healthy hair growth. Attention is required for use by epileptic persons!
<B>LEMON</B> (Citrus limonum): It’s sweet and cool aroma is antidepressant, changing the mood and increasing the well-being! It is antiseptic, detoxifying, stimulates the immune system, fights colds and flu, respiratory infections, sinusitis. It is suitable for oily skin and skin with acne. Lemon oil is phototoxic and so should not be used on the skin prior to exposure to the sun or to tanning lights!
<B>CYPRESS</B> (Cupressus semprevirens): This oil is used in many male and female fragrances. It has antiseptic, detoxifying and anti-spasmodic properties, stimulates muscular and circulatory system, relieves muscle pain, cramps, relieves breath and eliminates stress. Cypress is excellent for smoothing transitions, particulary the loss of friends and loved ones or the ending of relationships!
PEPPERMINT (Mentha piperita): It’s fresh and cool aroma dominates the word of chewing gums and toothpastes! It is a very strong oil so must be used in very small doses. It is refreshing, combats headaches and stress, it is analgesic, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, decongestant, relieves muscle pain, osteoarthritis, cough, sinusitis. Inhaling the scent halts negative thoughts!
As we mentioned in our previous article on
essential oils are used in relatively small quantities and almost always not applied directly to the skin, but dissolved in an base oil .
Therefore in handmade natural soaps Rania K., we carefully choose the essential oils we use having as a gnomon their biggest benefits to the human body since in this way exploited the beneficial physical properties of aromatherapy. Therefore those who use our soaps feel wellness, refreshed and relaxed from the stress.