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Top 10 Essential Oils for Natural First Aid

Posted Oct 16 2008 7:58pm

Science has begun validating the time-tested value of essential oils to heal our aches and pains. They are an effective, natural first aid remedy when absorbed through the skin.

Below is a list of the top ten essential oils that you can massage on for healing, but make sure to always dilute them in a carrier oil, such as almond or olive. A good formula to use on the average person is two ounces of a carrier oil with 10 to 12 drops of essential oil.

Essential oils for healing:

  • Cypress- heavy menstruation, sore throat, varicose veins.


  • German chamomile- bruises, inflammation, pain, sprains, tension.


  • Eucalyptus- chickenpox, colds, congestion, flu, herpes, inflammation, shingles.


  • Lavender- acne, bee stings, bruises, headaches, insect bites, rash, sprains, sunburn.


  • Lemon- detoxification, digestive tonic, lymphatic congestion, sore throat.


  • Marjoram- insomnia, menstrual cramps, sore muscles.


  • Rose- digestive and liver tonic, menstrual aid, grief, vascular tonic.


  • Rosemary- circulation, constipation, fatigue, hangover, headaches, muscle aches.


  • Spearmint- fatigue, fever, headaches, indigestion, nausea, sinusitis, poison ivy.


  • Tea Tree- acne, athlete's foot, burns, cold sores, insect bites, warts.


  • Source: Taste for Life

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