Healing Properties of Some Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for centuries for their healing effects. Today there are more types of oils available to us than ever before, with a myriad of uses. It is impossible to list all the properties of these oils, let alone the healing properties, but these are some of their noteworthy healing uses.

Bergamot- A fresh, invigorating citrus fragrance

Believed to:

  • Help fight depression
  • Encourage sleep
  • Help digestion
  • Reduce stress

Spanish Cypress - A woody, spicy, refreshing fragrance

Believed to:

  • Calm irritation
  • Reduce stress
  • Sooth muscle cramps
  • Help regulate the menstrual cycle

Eucalyptus - A clear, sharp, distinctive fragrance

Believed to:

  • Help fevers and migraines
  • Warms muscular aches and pains
  • Increase circulation
  • Helps clear the head from flu

Lavender - A light, fresh fragrance

Believed to:

  • Help relieve tension
  • Encourage sleep
  • Relieve arthritis and muscular aches and pains
  • Act as an insect repellant

Lemon - A sharp, fresh fragrance

Believed to:

  • Aid blood flow
  • Bring down fever
  • Relieve throat infections
  • Improve digestion

Lemongrass - A lemony, sweet fragrance

Believed to:

  • Relieve symptoms of jetlag
  • Clear headaches
  • Reduce stress
  • Acts as in insect repellant

Lime - A sharp, citrus peel fragrance

Believed to:

  • Help circulation
  • Cool fevers
  • Aid the immune system
  • Refresh a tired mind

Marjoram - A warm, spicy fragrance

Believed to:

  • Soothes emotions
  • Calms hyperactivity
  • Benefit the digestive system
  • Regulating menstrual cycle and cramps

Ylang Ylang - An exotic, sweet fragrance

Believed to:

  • Relieve anxiety and tension
  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Stimulate hair growth
  • Help with intestinal infections

Francincense - A woody, spicy fragrance

Believed to:

  • Sooth and calm the mind
  • Help with meditation
  • Clear congestion in the lungs
  • Calm anxiety

Tea Tree - A spicy, pungent fragrance

Believed to:

  • Have antibacterial properties
  • Stimulate the immune system
  • Clear congestion in the lungs
  • Fight dandruff

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