Gardening

Essential Oil Guide

 

The essential oils are extracted from different parts of plants and trees. Some essential oils can be used orally diluted in water, on the skin diluted in a base oil (sweet almonds, for example), by mist or on clothing, on a handkerchief, pillow, etc.

The vast majority of essential oils are contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation, and also for use in children.

This is general information, consult a professional to advise you on the best in your particular case.

Essential Oil Guide

Fir : it is obtained by distilling the needles of the cones of this tree. It has a clean and penetrating aroma as well as antiseptic properties. It is widely used in cleaning preparations, to purify the environment, etc. Could irritate the skin

Savory : this oil is obtained from the flowery parts of the plant. It has tonic properties and is a very effective antiseptic, especially intestinal. It is vermifuge, diuretic and carminative.

Basil : obtained from the distillation of flowers and leaves, it is used for respiratory infections such as bronchitis or asthma, skin conditions such as acne, skin ulcers, intestinal problems and headaches. It also has antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic action, is stimulating, strengthens the nervous system, promotes concentration and clears the mind.

Camphor : it is extracted from the wood of the mature tree and helps to preserve or restore emotional balance, it also has a great stimulating action, strengthens and regulates heart activity, blood circulation and digestion, raises blood pressure and prevents infections.

Angelica : it is obtained from the roots of the plant. It has antispasmodic, digestive action, prevents flatulence, fights stress, fatigue and anxiety.

Anise : it is extracted from the seeds and is very effective in relieving chronic bronchitis, flatulence, headaches, insomnia and even heavy digestion.

Tea tree: it is an oil with great antiseptic, fungicidal, cardiac tonic power in addition to promoting sweating, cough, asthma, oral candidiasis, nail fungus, warts, thrush, lice or even dandruff.

Benzoin : it is obtained from the sap of the tree and its fragrance is similar to vanilla. It has antioxidant, preservative, soothing, sedative properties, skin problems such as dryness, rashes, sunburns, hives or wounds, it also improves blood circulation, relieves muscle aches, arthritis, gout or rheumatism. It also decongests the respiratory tract, coughs and throat irritations. Combat flatulence and colic. It is used successfully for cystitis, flu, or mouth ulcers. It has a calming effect, is used for cases of depression and anxiety and promotes sleep.

Bergamot : it is extracted by squeezing the bark of its fruits. It smells great, similar to lemon. It is a refreshing essential oil that helps calm nervous tension, relieves stress, lifts spirits, and fights physical and mental fatigue. It fights infections of the urinary system, is a natural deodorant, fights acne and balances the skin.

Cinnamon : It is obtained by distilling the leaves of the plant. Its intense aroma has a toning effect, is digestive, improves breathing, blood circulation, has antiseptic and antispasmodic action, regulates the period, relieves nausea and lifts the mood.

Cardamom : its essence is obtained from the distillation of its fruit. It has a warm and spicy fragrance. Relieves colic, improves digestion and is antiseptic.

Cedar : it is extracted from the wood of this tree and has a very subtle aroma. It is used to balance the skin, specifically the scalp, has antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, diuretic properties and is used to combat urinary tract infections such as cystitis, improves skin conditions such as dermatitis or eczema. Repel insects.

Coriander : it is obtained by distilling the seeds. It has a stimulating effect and improves digestion, is antibacterial, fungicidal, improves arthritis, colds, colic, diarrhea, fatigue, nausea, migraine or muscle aches.

Cypress : obtained from the distillation of the leaves and the fruit of the tree. It has antiseptic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, soothing, refreshing action. It is used to treat varicose veins, hemorrhoids and other disorders of swelling or inflammation of the circulatory system. It is included in balms and deodorants.

Clove : it is extracted by distillation of the buds of its flowers. Calms dental pain, improves respiratory disorders, is stimulating, has antiseptic, anesthetic, digestive action, prevents flatulence, relieves toothache and fights stress states

Cumin : it is obtained from the seeds and flowers and is used to alleviate digestive and intestinal problems. It has soothing properties and fights gas.

Juniper : its nuts are distilled to make essential oil. It relieves feverish states, it is refreshing, invigorating, diuretic, astringent, antiseptic, it fights urinary, intestinal and respiratory infections.

Eucalyptus : its oil is obtained from the leaves. It is used to heal wounds as it is a powerful antiseptic. Relieves muscle aches, bronchitis, colds, coughs, sinusitis, respiratory infections, tuberculosis and asthma. It has antispasmodic, healing, deodorizing, expectorant, stimulating, diuretic action, combats poor circulation, arthritic pain, treats cystitis, diarrhea, strengthens defenses, lowers fever, calms headaches and is purifying.

Geranium : it is extracted by distillation of the leaves. Its fragrance is refreshing, relaxing and has antispasmodic action, regulates the hormonal system, is recommended in menopause and menstrual disorders, heals wounds, is tonic, analgesic, astringent, diuretic, stimulant, antiseptic, antifungal and combats depression.

Fennel : it is obtained from crushed seeds. It has diuretic, carminative properties, improves digestion, gas, is recommended for people with obesity, fluid retention or even cellulite.

Hyssop : it is extracted from the leaves. Along with eucalyptus it is used to give rubs or to relieve asthma, bronchitis, cough, flu or allergy symptoms.  It has healing action, and is used for dermatitis.

Jasmine : regenerates dry, irritated or sensitive skin and balances it. It is used in case of muscle spasms, cramps, relieves colds, coughs, premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruations, depressions, fatigue, lifts the mood.

Ginger : it is an invigorating oil with stimulating power that fights nausea, joint and muscle pain.

Laurel : it is extracted from the fruits and leaves. It is anti-inflammatory, soothes muscle aches, relieves rheumatism, is antiviral and antiseptic, being widely used in respiratory skin infections.

Lavender : it is obtained by the distillation of flowers. It is very effective in cases of burns, calming the skin, reducing inflammation, even in bruises, relieves earache, is used in insect bites, disinfects wounds and cuts, reduces muscle aches and rheumatism, improves digestive disorders such as nausea. , vomiting, flatulence or indigestion, cases of vertigo, painful periods, strengthens the immune system, relieves headaches, insomnia, fatigue or anxiety.

Lemon : it is obtained from the peel of the fruit. It is a refreshing, purifying, antiseptic and disinfectant oil that is used for the flu or to treat throat conditions. Its toning action makes it ideal to apply on varicose veins or legs with poor circulation.

Tangerine : it is also obtained by squeezing the skin of the fruit. Like lavender, it can be used in children’s treatments. It is gentle and has a stimulating action, improves digestive and liver functions and is used in soaps and other cosmetic preparations.

Common and bitter chamomile : it is extracted by distillation of its flowers. It relieves inflammations, allergies, calms muscle and ear pain, is sedative, relaxing, digestive, sleep disorders, cares for the liver, spleen and stomach, and is used to make cosmetic and home hygiene products.

Marjoram : its oil is obtained by distilling the flowers. It is stimulating and relieves menstrual problems. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, stimulates and regenerates the liver, is used in urinary, oral or vaginal infections, cold hands and feet, muscle contractures and soreness.

Mint : its essence is obtained by distilling the leaves and flowers of the plant. It is a refreshing, vitalizing, tonic oil, effective against coughs, colds, stomach problems, in homemade cosmetics it is added to toothpastes.

Myrrh : it is a resin from which essential oil is extracted. It has antiseptic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory action, improves skin and gum problems, which is why it is widely used in toothpastes.

Orange : this oil is obtained from the skin of the fruit. It has an intense perfume with relaxing, refreshing and purifying properties of the environment.

Nardo : its essential oil is obtained from the leaves, roots or flowers. It is used to lower fever, calm the nerves, regulate the heart rate, nervous states, sleep disorders, insomnia, regenerate the skin, skin allergies and improve circulation.

Nutmeg : it is made from the seeds. It is used in cases of intestinal and spleen ailments and is stimulating.

Pine : it is distilled by steam from needles and pineapples. It has a fresh aroma, astringent action, cures respiratory problems, relieves lung disorders, bronchial disorders, coughs, colds, improves blood circulation, purifies the skin, regenerates the skin, sunburns, calms itching, insect bites, disinfects and stimulates sweat secretion.

Rosemary : it is extracted from the leaves and flowers. Strengthens and raises blood pressure and stimulates memory. It improves digestive problems, stress, nervous problems, strains, sprains, arthritis, poor circulation or even bone problems.

Rose : its petals are distilled and the oil is extracted. It has antiseptic properties, improves the functions of the reproductive system of women, improves cases of depression and is widely used in cosmetic and hygiene preparations for its power to regenerate and rejuvenate the skin.

Sage : it is obtained by distillation of the leaves and flowers. It is a powerful stimulant. It fights depression and nervous weakness, regulates blood pressure and stimulates circulation and the elimination of fluids. Relaxes muscles, promotes wound healing and decongests the skin.

Sandalwood : It is obtained from the heart of the tree. It favors concentration, has a sedative effect on nervous or anxious people, purifies the blood, is used to treat acne, insect bites, bleeding wounds and cuts.

Thyme : its essential oil is obtained by distilling the flowers. It is used in cases of weakness and fatigue for its energizing effect. It is antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, tonic, expectorant, it is used in stomach cramps, cough, laryngitis, cystitis, poor circulation, acne or arthritis.

Vetiver : it is extracted from the roots. It is used to treat digestive disorders, relaxes blood vessels, improves digestion, increases the ability of the intestine to absorb nutrients, stimulates estrogen production, strengthens the adrenal glands, relieves menstrual pain, improves sagging and dry skin, prevents sagging. hair, relieves pain from intestinal spasms, bladder problems and colic.

Ylang ylang : it is obtained from flowers. It is exhilarating. Improves skin and hair. Combat poor digestion, high blood pressure, oily skin, insomnia or stress.

 

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