More information on the versatility of essential oils
Arnica – Very effective in healing bruising, muscle strains and sprains, swelling and cramps. Helps damaged, inflamed tissue recover quickly.
Basil – Assists blood circulation & respiratory problems. Has antispasmodic & emmenagogue properties (effective for menstrual problems).
Bergamot – Anti-spasmodic helps prevent and ease muscular cramps, relieves muscular aches & pains. Carminative, useful in relieving colic, flatulence & indigestion.
Cedarwood – Diuretic, circulatory stimulant, helps relieve symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and congestion. Its expectorant properties help ease bronchitis & coughs.
Geranium – Assists poor circulation, muscle tone, bruises, broken capillaries & wounds. A lymphatic stimulant helps relieve congestion, fluid retention & swollen ankles.
Lavender – Assists healing of bruises, wounds & skin complaints. It promotes tissue regeneration & prevents scarring if used to treat damaged or injured skin.
Lemon – Temporary pain relief from the symptoms associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Aids poor circulation. Stimulates white blood corpuscles.
Lemongrass – Excellent for aching muscles – relieves pain making them more supple. Assists in recovery from illness, stimulates glandular secretions & digestion.
Marjoram – An analgesic (pain relief) for muscular aches and pains associated with arthritis, lumbago, sprains, & rheumatism. Helps ease menstrual cramps.
Neroli – Cleanses the blood and helps with poor circulation. Has excellent cytophylactic properties (encouraging the formation of new skin cells).
Orange (Sweet) – Assists with calming palpitations, helps build muscle tone and helps reduce water retention. Used in the treatment of constipation & chronic diarrhoea.
Petitgrain – Digestive aid and tonic, helps to prevent excessive perspiration & tones the skin. Has properties similar to Neroli. Used for rapid heartbeat & insomnia.
Pine Needle – Eases muscular cramps. Aids poor circulation. Helps respiratory problems & diseases of mucous membrane. Good for rheumatic conditions such as gout.
Rosemary – Temporary relief of pain associated with muscles, neuralgia and rheumatism. Assists circulation, respiratory problems & tired, stiff, overworked muscles.
Sandalwood – Eases muscular & intestinal spasms. Skin moisturiser for dry & cracked skin. Assists respiratory problems & dry cough. Reduces inflammation & itching.
Vetiver – Temporary pain relief for joints & muscles. Has an effect on hormone secretions of oestrogen & progesterone. Good for exhaustion and insomnia.